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HHH West's Tyler Grimaldi talks to his coach

HHH West's Tyler Grimaldi talks to his coach during his 160lb match with John Jay East Fishkill's Dale White. (Feb. 23, 2013) Credit: Pat Orr

TYLER GRIMALDI

Harvard, freshman, wrestling

The true freshman from Dix Hills broke the starting lineup for the Crimson. Grimaldi, who earned the first state title in Half Hollow Hills West school history last February, is currently 11-10 overall for Harvard. He is 3-1 in dual meets and ranks third on the team in wins. He began his career by going 4-2 at the Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open at Binghamton University and placed sixth after winning his first three matches at the Keystone Classic at Penn.

DARIEN DAVIS

Dowling, junior, basketball

The Longwood High graduate from Middle Island is one of the key cogs for a Dowling men's basketball team that is off to its best start in program history. Davis is averaging 20 points, with 322 total points and 56 rebounds. He eclipsed the 30-point mark on three occasions, including 33 in a 74-73 win over Molloy College and 31 in a 76-65 win over St. Thomas Aquinas. He's shooting 46.5 percent from the field and 34.4 percent from three-point range. Davis has started in all 15 games and averages 35 minutes as Dowling, which is 13-3 overall, leads the ECC with a 9-1 record.

JOSH DAVES

SUNY Cortland, senior, track

He won the long jump in a field of 16 competitors with a distance of 6.74 meters (22 feet, 11/2 inches). The effort is ranked 10th nationally in Division III and is an ECAC qualifier. He is one of four members of Cortland's men's indoor track and field team who have been honored by the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) for their performances at the Cornell Southern Tier Collegiate Invitational. Daves (Huntington HS) was recognized as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Upstate New York men's co-track and field athlete of the week.

NICKY YOUNG

Farmingdale State, senior, basketball

The guard from Queens was named Skyline Conference co-player of the week for the second time this season. She averaged 19.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 6.7 assists in three games. She scored 28 points and added 10 rebounds in a 72-59 win over Albertus Magnus. Then she scored 14 points and had a career-best 11 assists in an 83-59 victory over Mount Saint Mary.

JOHN PETRUCELLI

Molloy, senior, basketball

The 6-4 forward scored 24 points in an 84-78 win over Nyack College yesterday and became Molloy's all-time leading scorer with 1,691 points, surpassing Kenneth Francis' career total of 1,685 (1992-95). Petrucelli leads the East Coast Conference in scoring and has keyed the team's six-game win streak.

KRISTEN DOHERTY

Boston College, senior, basketball

She is a former Newsday Player of the Year and currently leads the Golden Eagles in scoring. Through a 10-7 start, the Sachem East graduate is averaging 14 points. She has hit 64 of 78 free throws and is playing 32.5 minutes per game.

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