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Wantagh wrestling crowns 5 champs to lead Big 10

Wantagh's Matthew Rogers (right), celebrates his win against

Wantagh's Matthew Rogers (right), celebrates his win against Sewanhaka's Dominic Palma (not pictured), in the 170 lbs. class, during the Nassau County Division 1 Wrestling Championships, held at Hofstra University, Hempstaed, New York, on Sunday Feb. 11th, 2018. Credit: Richard T. Slattery

1. WANTAGH WRESTLING The Warriors scored 291 points and crowned five champions to win the Section VIII tournament for the seventh time in eight years. Wantagh had 11 placewinners including five champions. Sophomore Josiah Encarnacion (106 pounds), senior Justin Vines (132), sophomore Matt Rogers (170), senior James Langan (182), and senior Jonathan Loew (195) won their respective weight classes. The Warriors also set the Long Island mark for most dual wins is a season.

2. JERICHO BOYS FENCING The Jayhawks capped an undefeated season with a 14-6 Long Island championship win over Ward Melville. Jericho ended the Patriots 10 year reign and became the first Nassau school to ever win a Long Island championship. They also had two individual winners — Bennett Cohen at epee and Jonathan Sheng at sabre.

3. HALF HOLLOW HILLS BOYS SWIMMING Hills, winner of the last 11 Suffolk team titles, has lost only one dual meet since 2006, coach Nina Cunningham said. Led by senior captains Dylan Chan and Ethan Tack the ThunderColts also have posted the most points by any public school at the state championships in each of the last two seasons.

4. BALDWIN GIRLS BASKETBALL Primed to repeat as state Class AA champions, the Bruins enter the playoffs as the most dominant girls basketball team on Long Island behind Aziah Hudson and Jenna Annecchiarico. They are 18-0.

5. EAST ISLIP BOYS BOWLING The Redmen capped a 13-1 season with their second consecutive Suffolk championship. East Islip rolled a 1,291 in Game 1, which according to East Islip coach Bob Cheadle was the third-highest game ever bowled at the Suffolk team championship. Senior captain Justin Orobello rolled a 280, Eric Tadler added a 279 and Sonny Pico had a 270, all in Game 1.

6. ROCKY POINT WRESTLING The Eagles won the Suffolk tournament for the second straight year. Rocky Point crowned two champions in senior Anthony Sciotto (120 pounds) and junior Corey Connolly (152). The Eagles scored 137.5 points to win by 10.5 over North Babylon.

7. LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN BOYS BASKETBALL The Crusaders extended their winning streak to 12 with an 84-55 win over Rutgers Prep. Ty Etienne led the way with 22 but there’s a different star every game.

8. UNIONDALE BOYS TRACK The Knights won the Nassau Class A title scoring 87 points. Christopher Borzor won the 55 meters in 6.50 seconds, the 300 in 35.41 seconds, and the long jump, going 22 feet, 1 1⁄4 inches. Jadan Hanson won the triple jump, going 46 feet, 3 1⁄2 inches.

9. HALF HOLLOW HILLS EAST BOYS BASKETBALL The defending Suffolk AA champs finished off a 14-0 League III season with a solid 76-57 victory over playoff-bound Smithtown West. Long Island’s leading scorer, Savion Lewis, netted 33 and Julien Crittendon scored 19 with eight assists.

10. ST. ANTHONY’S GIRLS TRACK The Friars dominated the CHSAA Intersectional Championship scoring 80 points en route to a team title. Mikyla Rodgers won the weight throw with a 47 foot, 8 1/4 inch toss, the shot put, with a 38 foot, four inch throw, and was voted field MVP of the meet. Bianca Skelton cleared 10 feet to win the pole vault.

On the cusp: Chaminade boys bowling, St. Anthony’s girls basketball and Rocky Point cheerleading.


1. Baldwin (18-0)

2. Long Island Lutheran (10-3)

3. St. Anthony’s (16-1)

4. Elmont (17-2)

5. Mount Sinai (20-0)

6. Commack (18-1)

7. North Shore (17-1)

8. Kings Park (18-2)

9. Longwood (15-4)

10. Half Hollow Hills East (18-2)


1. Long Island Lutheran (19-2)

2. Hills East (18-2)

3. Uniondale (18-1)

4. Deer Park (18-2)

5. Bellport (18-1)

6. Chaminade (17-5)

7. Holy Trinity (13-6)

8. Garden City (18-0)

9. Amityville (19-1)

10. Central Islip (17-3)


1. Wantagh (31-0)

2. Rocky Point (19-2)

3. Massapequa (22-2)

4. Brentwood (21-2)

5. MacArthur (19-1)


1. Seaford (10-0)

2. Middle Country (9-1)

3. Syosset (8-1)

4. East Islip (10-0)

5. Syosset (8-1)


1. East Islip (13-1)

2. Chaminade (14-0)

3. Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK (10-2)

4. Mineola (12-0)

5. West Babylon (11-3)


1. Uniondale

2. Northport

3. St. Anthony’s

4. Half Hollow Hills West

5. Holy Trinity


1. St. Anthony’s

2. Uniondale

3. Sachem East

4. Longwood

5. Floyd


1. Rocky Point

2. Hauppauge

3. Wantagh

4. Seaford

5. MacArthur


1. Half Hollow Hills (10-0)

2. Chaminade (7-1)

3. Long Beach (7-2)

4. St. Anthony’s (8-0)

5. Syosset (9-0)


1. Jericho

2. Ward Melville

3. Garden City

4. Commack

5. Great Neck South

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