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Wantagh wrestling continues to dominate

Wantagh's James Corbett, left, battles Giovanni Santiago of

Wantagh's James Corbett, left, battles Giovanni Santiago of Sachem North during the David Bloom Memorial Duals at Wantagh. Corbett won the 182-pound match by decision, 5-2. (Dec. 15, 2012) Credit: James Escher

League wrestling is closer to the county meets, and Long Island's top team Wantagh continues to dominate. Fresh off defeating two of Suffolk's top teams -- Sachem East and Islip -- on its way to winning the Union-Endicott duals in Binghamton, Wantagh also dominated Herricks, 70-9, then defeated Westbury, 58-21.

Manhasset moved to the top of Conference III-B with three wins last week. A tight 35-26 decision over Bethpage was followed by a decisive 81-6 victory over Valley Stream South. The Indians concluded with a 41-22 victory over Glen Cove to move to the top of the conference standings.

Last week in Suffolk Rocky Point asserted its dominance in League VI with a 55-21 win over Shoreham-Wading River, then defeated league foe Amityville, 59-18.

East Islip put itself in front in League IV with consecutive wins to open the league season, defeating perennial contender Hauppauge, 39-31, on the back of an upset pin by the Redmen's Griffin Brown over Hauppauge's Ben Tepperman, then put Copiague away, 58-14.

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