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The Final Winter Big 10

Wantagh's Kyle Quinn won his match against Island

Wantagh's Kyle Quinn won his match against Island Trees' Chris Donnelly at 106 pounds in the Nassau Division I wrestling finals. (Feb. 12, 2013) Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

1. WANTAGH WRESTLING. Junior Kyle Quinn captured the 106-pound class at the state wrestling championships. He led Wantagh to a second straight state team title and ended the season on a 40-match winning streak. The three-time Nassau tournament champions also had senior James Corbett finish second at 182, senior Dan McDevitt took third at 170 and senior Vin Turano fourth at 132. Wantagh captured the winter Big 10 title.

2. LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN GIRLS BASKETBALL. Boogie Brozoski scored 14 points and Staci Barrett had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead Lutheran in the state Federation Class A title game, a 62-45 win over Troy. Lutheran earned its trip to the final by beating Nazareth, 44-36, in a semifinal, as Brozoski scored 10 of her 19 points in the fourth quarter and the Lady Crusaders came from behind to earn the victory. The Crusaders finished 20-4.

3. WARD MELVILLE GIRLS FENCING. The Patriots went 14-0 this year and won their 11th straight Long Island championship. Ward Melville also won its 174th match in a row, giving the program the second-longest winning streak in Long Island sports history. The Patriots were led by senior sabre fencer Alexa Antipas, who went 31-0 this year, won her third straight county individual sabre championship, is committed to Ohio State and ended her high school career with a 110-1 record.

4. MIDDLE COUNTRY GIRLS BOWLING. The Cougarines won their first Suffolk title since 2010 and captured the school's first state championship at Strike N' Spare Lanes. Newfield senior lefthander Melissa Sherwin rolled a 1,489 for the highest six-game series in state tournament history, surpassing even the boys' mark.

5. WARD MELVILLE BOYS FENCING. The Patriots went 14-0 this year and won their sixth straight Long Island championship. The boys program has a win streak of 94 straight matches the past six years. Sophomore Michael Antipas led the way this year, going 34-0 this year and winning his first career county individual foil championship.

6. LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN BOYS BASKETBALL. LuHI (25-3) was one win shy of a third straight Federation title, falling, 73-64, to Christ the King in the Class AA championship game, but finished the season ranked as the second best team in the state. Kentan Facey, who had 16 points in the championship game, now brings his shot-blocking prowess to UConn.

7. NORTHPORT BOYS TRACK. Northport set a Suffolk record in the boys 4 x -1 mile relay on the second day of the New Balance Nationals at the Armory, according to coach Jason Strom. The 17:28.79 time, run by Mike Brannigan, Tim McGowan, Chris Odin, and David Hatch had the Tigers finish in fifth place. Northport's 4 x 800-meter relay team, comprised of Brannigan, Hatch, Odin, and James Dickinson won a state title in 7:56.52 on March 2.

8. ST. ANTHONY'S HOCKEY. The Friars (17-3-1) won another CHSHL title, sweeping Chaminade in the best-of-three championship series with a 3-2 overtime win on Feb. 23. Goaltender Dan Peterson led the way this season, as St. Anthony's allowed just 18 goals in 16 regular season games. The Friars failed to defend their state championship, falling to St. Joseph's of Buffalo, 3-0.

9. EAST ISLIP BOYS BOWLING. The Redmen returned to prominence this season, winning their second Suffolk championship in three years and having four of its bowlers among the top 10 averages.

10. EAST WILLISTON-JERICHO HOCKEY. EWJ (22-1-1) won the reborn Long Island High School hockey championship on March 23, beating Suffolk champion Connetquot-Sayville, 5-3, behind Anthony Modica's hat trick and Adam Fox's four assists. EWJ was undefeated on Long Island this season, finishing 19-0 en route to winning the Michelino Division championship in Nassau.


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