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Long Island wrestling top 10

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Billy Coggins is one of three wrestlers at Rocky Point to eclipse the 200-win mark in their careers this season. (Jan. 15, 2010) Photo Credit: Photo by Richard Slattery

Glenn remains the top team in our Big 10 (ahead of the Half Hollow Hills boys basketball team for the second straight week) after its 33-17 win over Rocky Point on Friday, and its victory at the Yonkers tournament the following day. Hauppauge, which debuted at No. 10 last week, moved up to the No. 6 spot this week.

Without any further delay, here is this week's top 10...

1. Glenn (9-0, 4-0 League VI) — The Knights continued to impress with a stirring 33-17 dual meet victory over Rocky Point on Friday afternoon. It was their 47th straight dual-meet win, the fifth-longest in Suffolk history. Matt Gannon (135 pounds) and Nick Terdick (152) each earned pins, while Mike Bosco (160) knocked off previously undefeated Anthony Volpe, 2-1, in double overtime. On Saturday, they won the Yonkers (Sec. I) tournament with 11 champions, including Nick Meinsen, who earned a technical fall in the 130-pound final.

Next up for the Knights: Two League VI matchups — they travel to Amityville at 4 p.m. on Wednesday before playing host to Mt. Sinai a 4 p.m. Friday afternoon — precede a Saturday trip to East Islip for the ABC Duals.

2. Hauppauge (15-0, 3-0 League V) — After cruising to a pair of League V wins over Harborfields (72-0 on Wednesday) and Eastport-South Manor (67-12 on Friday), the Eagles won five matches at the Farmingdale Duals on Saturday, including a 51-7 victory over MacArthur in which Anthony Bonaventura earned an 11-3 major decision over Tyler Dunne. Hauppauge lost just seven individual bouts on the day.

Next up for the Eagles: Two League V matchups on the road — Comsewogue on Wednesday and Huntington on Friday.

3. Rocky Point (15-2, 3-1 League VI) — After earning an easy 69-3 League VI win over Shoreham-Wading River on Wednesday, the Eagles lost a tough match at Glenn on Friday, 33-17. In the match, 171-pounder Billy Coggins (pictured) earned his 200th career victory (a 6-3 decision over Jared Cheatham). He joined teammates Stephen Dutton (140 pounds) and Anthony Volpe (160) in the 200-win club. Only two other Suffolk wrestlers in history reached the mark — Jesse Jantzen of Shoreham-Wading River (221) and Islip's Ryan Patrovich (210). 

Next up for the Eagles: They'll face off against League VI foes Westhampton and Amityville at 4:30 p.m. at home on Wednesday and Friday, respectively, before competing at the North Fork Invitational at Mattituck on Saturday.

4. Longwood (17-0, 3-0 League I) — The Lions earned a 31-17 victory over visiting Brentwood in a League I match on Wednesday and then took down Ward Melville 60-3 on the road Friday. Against Brentwood, Corey Rasheed earned a hard-fought 7-6 win over Eric Orellana at 103 pounds.

Next up for the Lions: Two League I dual meets — home against Patchogue-Medford at 6 p.m. Wednesday and at Floyd at 4 p.m. on Friday — precede trip to the Whitman tournament on Saturday.

5. Brentwood (11-5, 1-2 League I) — The Indians bounced back from a 31-17 loss to Longwood on Wednesday with a 64-0 non-league victory over Copiague on Friday. Alex Gomez earned a 22-second pin at 119 pounds Friday's win over the Eagles.

Next up for the Indians: They'll play host to Ward Melville at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday and travel to Patchogue-Medford at 6:30 p.m. on Friday in a pair of League I meets. On Saturday, they'll compete at the Islip Cup.

6. Connetquot (8-0, 3-0 League II) — After breezing past Bay Shore 56-9 on Friday in a League II match, the T-Birds earned wins over Riverhead (48-15), Commack (43-19), Shoreham-Wading River (69-6) and defending Nassau champion Wantagh (34-32) at Saturday's Commack Duals. Against Wantagh, James McCabe (125 pounds), Connor Gribbin (135) and Mike Cella (145) each pinned their opponent.

Next up for the Thunderbirds: They'll travel to Northport for a League II match at 6 p.m. on Wednesday before playing host to league rival Lindenhurst at 6 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, they'll compete at the North Shore Invitational at Mattituck.

7. St. Anthony's (16-4, 1-0 CHSAA) — The Friars went 7-0 at home this weekend to capture the CHSAA dual-meet title. They defeated defending champ Monsignor Farrell 41-38.

Next up for the Friars: They'll play host to Chaminade at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday for Senior Night, and then compete at the Whitman Duals on Saturday.

8. Sachem East (23-3, 3-1 League I) — After a pair of League I wins over Ward Melville (43-15 on Wednesday) and Patchogue-Medford (30-17 on Friday), the Flaming Arrows had an event-high five individual champions at the Sachem North Invitational on Saturday. Chris DiIorio, the 189-pound champ, was named Most Outstanding Wrestler after he pinned Smithtown West's Jake Smith in 5:00 in the final.

Next up for the Flaming Arrows: Two League I matches — home against Floyd at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday and at Commack at 7 p.m. on Friday.

9. Massapequa (7-0, 5-0 Conference 1A) — The Chiefs earned Conference 1A victories over Freeport (61-6 on Wednesday) and Uniondale (42-15 on Friday) before taking down Seaford (36-23) and Calhoun (49-12) at the Seaford Duals on Saturday. Conor Wetzel earned two pins at 189 pounds on Saturday.

Next up for the Chiefs:  They'll visit North Shore for a non-conference affair at 7 p.m. on Friday, and then travel to East Islip for the ABC Duals on Saturday.

10. Wantagh (14-4, 4-0 Conference 3A) — The Warriors earned Conference 3A wins over Glen Cove (58-10 on Wednesday) and Plainedge (51-6 on Friday) before earning a 3-1 record at the Commack Duals. They defeated Riverhead (35-25), Commack (39-17) and Shoreham-Wading River (59-6) before dropping a 34-32 decision to Connetquot in the final. Joe Barbato earned a technical fall at 103 pounds over Steven Bulzomi against the T-Birds.

Next up for the Warriors: They'll travel to Bethpage for a Conference 3A match at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, and then play host to Monsignor Farrell on Friday night.


Wrestlers of the Week

Mike Bosco, Glenn — The 152-pound senior escaped with 14 seconds left in the second 30-second period of the second overtime to defeat previously undefeated Anthony Volpe of Rocky Point, 2-1, Friday afternoon. Bosco remained undefeated on the season. 

James Ondris, Massapequa — The 152-pound senior defeated defending county finalist Mac Maldarelli of Calhoun 10-5 in the Chiefs' 49-12 win on Saturday at the Seaford Duals.

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