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Half Hollow Hills East's Jonathan Spadafora edged in state wrestling final

Jonathan Spadafora of Half Hollow Hills East fell in a 3-2 decision to second-seeded AJ Kovacs of Iona Prep in the state Division I 145-pound final at the Times Union Center on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Credit: Newsday / Gene Morris

ALBANY -- Top-seeded Jonathan Spadafora of Half Hollow Hills East fell in a 3-2 decision to second-seeded AJ Kovacs of Iona Prep in the state Division I 145-pound final at the Times Union Center. Spadafora fell into a 3-1 hole in the third period, but made it a one-point match with 18 seconds left. 

He defeated fourth-seeded Lee Mauras of Freeport in a 14-3 major decision in the semifinals. 

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