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    Updated Tue, Jul 3, 2012 2:13 PM

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    On The Mat (1/28/2015)

    Join host Jimmy Cavallo and MSG Varsity's team of regional experts as they take you around the tri-state area with highlights and discussion of the best in high school wrestling and our weekly Tri-State Top 10 poll.

    NYS Wrestling Finals Recap (2/26/13)

    Watch as MSG Varsity's Gregg Sarra breaks down the New York State wrestling finals.

    MSGV 360 (1/27/2015)

    See everything that's happening on MSG Varsity in 3 minutes with news, highlights, interviews and social media updates. Watch MSGV 360 each day to see what we're talking about and who we're covering. Hosted by Amanda Pugliese.

    Power rankings: LI wrestling (1/27)

    Jake Restrepo and Sachem East picked up a big win over Patchogue-Medford. Where are the Flaming Arrows in this week's power rankings? Find out now.

    Highlights: Farmingdale 33, Massapequa 30 (01/23/15)

    Highlights of Farmingdale defeating Massapequa 33-30.

    Interview: Piccininni breaks record

    Ward Melville senior and three-time NYS Champion, Nick Piccininni talks about breaking the New York State record for 164 wins in a row.

    Highlights: Paul Dilorio Memorial Tournament (01/24/15)

    Highlights of the Paul Dilorio Memorial Tournament.

    Sachem East extends winning streak to 44

    Jacob Restrepo, the state's top-ranked wrestler at 152 pounds, turned in a pin in 1:45 over Jesse Vallillo to give Sachem East a 28-18 lead on its way to a 41-21 win over Patchogue-Medford before a packed house.

    Highlights: Sachem East 41, Patchogue-Medford 21 (01/21/15)

    Highlights of Sachem East defeating Patchogue-Medford 41-21.

    Highlights: Rocky Point 34, Huntington 33 (01/21/15)

    Highlights of Rocky Point defeating Huntington 34-33.

    Hewlett tops Bethpage, wins first conference title

    Hewlett didn't even have a wrestling team until 2007. The program was cut from the school budget in 1992, and it wasn't until a group of parents, spearheaded by Ken Rosenberg and Bill Smith, rallied the community to raise funds and self-finance it that it finally returned.

    Full match: Massapequa 53, Syosset 24

    Jan. 21, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Massapequa’s 53-24 wrestling victory over Syosset.

    O'Mahony sparks Massapequa over Syosset on Senior Night

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    Chase O’Mahony’s opponents are the only ones with headaches now. The Massapequa senior is back after missing two weeks with a concussion. Nassau County’s top-ranked wrestler at 220 pounds looked like his dominant self against Syosset. O’Mahony pinned Justin Corallo in just 36 seconds to set an early tone on the Chiefs Senior Night.

    Primer: Syosset vs. Massapequa wrestling

    One of Long Island brightest stars leads his squad against one of Nassau County’s best and deepest teams when Syosset faces Massapequa in a dual meet Wednesday at 6 p.m.

    Photos: Syosset vs Massapequa wrestling

    Syosset vs Massapequa wrestling. Photos by Chris Bergmann

    Tri-State Wrestling Top 20 poll (1/20)

    Bergen Catholic remains the top team in the Tri-State. Check out this week's poll to see who else made the Top 20!

    On The Mat (1/20/2015)

    Join host Jimmy Cavallo and MSG Varsity's team of regional experts as they take you around the tri-state area with highlights and discussion of the best in high school wrestling and our weekly Tri-State Top 10 poll.

    Hauppauge wrestling coach ties Suffolk wins record

    Hauppauge's 55-19 League IV win over East Islip at LIU Post marked Messina's 436th dual-meet win, tying him with Lou Giani for the Suffolk record.

    Power rankings: LI wrestling (1/20)

    Sean Dee helped Sachem East rally for a win against Ward Melville. Will the Flaming Arrows move up tins week? Find out now

    Suffern captures Kohl wrestling tournament

    The Mounties had four champions in the prestigious event. Check out the results and video from the day

    Highlights: Hauppauge 55, East Islip 19 (01/18/15)

    Highlights of Hauppauge defeating East Islip 55-19.

    Zagarino wins title at North Fork Invitational

    Zagarino hit a beautiful five-point move, taking Riverhead's Raheem Brown to his back just before time expired to pull out a 10-8 title win Saturday, sending the home crowd into a frenzy. The ever-so-popular sophomore, who is also a model/actor, added another storybook ending in a life that seems to break his way.

    Teemer could be LI's first 5-time state champ

    Teemer, 28-0 this season at 106 pounds with a 74-2 career varsity record, has the makings to become Long Island's first five-time state champion. Jesse Jantzen of Shoreham-Wading River is the only Long Islander to win four state titles.

    Primer: Ward Melville vs. Sachem East wrestling

    It’s a showdown of top Suffolk County wrestling programs as Sachem East hosts Ward Melville Friday at 6:30 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.

    Dee sparks Sachem East rally over Ward Melville

    Brice O’Hara followed with a pin in 3:24 at 99 pounds and Bob Fazio (113) and Doug Iadanza (120) followed with pins as the Flaming Arrows, ranked No. 2 on Long Island by MSG Varsity, picked up pins in four of the final five matches.

    Full match: Sachem East 44, Ward Melville 28

    Jan. 16, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Sachem East's 44-28 wrestling victory over Ward Melville.

    Quarterfinal: Tommy Dutton over Tristan Broddus

    Highlights of Tommy Dutton defeating Tristan Broddus 15-0, in the quarterfinal round of the NYS Division I State Championship.

    Highlights: Massapequa 46, Freeport 21 (01/15/15)

    Highlights of Massapequa defeating Freeport 46-21.

    Photos: Ward Melville ve Sachem East wrestling

    Ward Melville is defeated by Sachem East 44-28

    Highlights: John Glenn 43, Shoreham-WR 26 (01/14/15)

    Highlights of John Glenn defeating Shoreham-WR 43-26.

    Lawrence Wrestling v Bethpage

    Pictures from Lawrence's match v Bethpage

    Highlights: Eastern States (1/11/14)

    Highlights of Eastern States finals.

    Power rankings: LI wrestling (1/13)

    We have a new No. 1 on the mat this week. Who takes the spot? Find out now.

    On The Mat (1/13/2015)

    Join host Jimmy Cavallo and MSG Varsity's team of regional experts as they take you around the tri-state area with highlights and discussion of the best in high school wrestling and our weekly Tri-State Top 10 poll.

    Highlights: Eastern States Finals (01/10/15)

    Highlights of the Eastern States Finals.

    Sarra: LI is home of long win streaks

    In a survey of 10 high school coaches from varying sports, here were the consistent keys to winning and all agreed on one factor -- you need a little luck.

    Highlights: Rocky Point 38, Kings Park 29 (01/07/15)

    Highlgihts of Rocky Point defeating Kings Park 38-29.

    Feature: Dutton, All-Time LI Winner (01/08/15)

    Rocky Point Senior Tommy Dutton talks about becoming the all-time wins leader on Long Island.

    Rocky Point's Dutton breaks LI wins record

    Tommy Dutton broke his brother Stephen's record for all-time wins.

    Highlights: Rocky Point 39, Kings Park 28 (01/07/15)

    Highlgihts of Rocky Point defeating Kings Park 39-28.

    Inspired Baker propels Wantagh over Plainedge

    Wantagh’s victory over rival Plainedge will be remembered for Andrew Egert’s thrilling late pin in the final in the match to put the win away. That moment however doesn’t exist without Larry Baker and his heavy heart.

    Full match: Wantagh 39, Plainedge 27

    Jan. 7, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Wantagh's 39-27 wrestling victory over Plainedge.

    Primer: Plainedge at Wantagh wrestling

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    Two of Long Island’s top wrestling programs will face off for supremacy in Nassau Conference 1A as Wantagh hosts Plainedge Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.

    Highlights: League I Wrestling Finals (2/8/14)

    Highlights of the League I Wrestling Finals.

    Power rankings: LI wrestling (1/6)

    Check out the first Long Island wrestling power rankings of 2015.

    Photos: Plainedge vs. Wantagh wrestling

    Plainedge vs Wantagh wrestling. Photos by Chris Bergmann

    On The Mat (1/6/2015)

    Join host Jimmy Cavallo and MSG Varsity's team of regional experts as they take you around the tri-state area with highlights and discussion of the best in high school wrestling and our weekly Tri-State Top 10 poll.

    Highlights: Ted Petersen Tournament (01/03/15)

    Highlgihts of the Ted Peterson Tournament.

    Highlights: Hauppauge 42, Islip 33 (01/03/15)

    Highlgihts of Hauppauge defeating 42-33.

    Seitz wins gold at Ironman Invitational

    Monsignor Farrell wrestler Matt Seitz rallied in the third period to earn his second straight individual title at the 30th annual Dave Ironman Invitational Saturday at Farrell High school in Oakwood.

    Power rankings: LI wrestling (12/30)

    Check out the final Long Island wrestling power rankings of 2014.

    Highlights: Locust Valley 42, Lynbrook 28 (12/30/14)

    Highlights of the Locust Valley defeating Lynbrook 42-28.

    Highlights: Sachem North 39, Shoreham-WR 33 (12/29/14)

    Highlights of the Sachem North defeating Shoreham-WR 39-33.

    Highlights: Sachem East 66, Eastport-SM 11 (12/29/14)

    Highlights of the Sachem East defeating Eastport-SM 66-11.

    Hauppauge's Mauriello, Connetquot strong at tourney

    Mauriello, a junior, defeated Great Neck South's Elias Kokalis, 18-4, in the 160-pound title bout and was named Most Outstanding Wrestler at the Massapequa Holiday Tournament.

    Quarterfinal: Brad Wade over John Muldoon

    Highlights of Brad Wade defeating John Muldoon 6-4 in overtime, in the quarterfinal round of the NYS Division I State Championship.

    First Round: Joe Calderone over Gerard Daly

    Highlights of Joe Calderone defeating Gerard Daly 3-0, in the first round of the NYS Division I State Championship.

    Quarterfinal: Jake Eibinder over Michael Racciopi

    Highlights of Jake Elbinder defeating Michael Racciopi 4-3, in the quarterfinal round of the NYS Division I State Championship.

    Power rankings: LI wrestling (12/23)

    It was a big week for Rocky Point, which went 8-1 at the Center Moriches Duals. Will the Eagles fly up the LI wrestling power rankings? Find out now

    Highlights: Hauppauge 44, Rocky Point 40 (12/21/14)

    Highlgihts of Hauppauge defeating Rocky Point 44-40.

    Highlights: Huntington Tournament Final Round (12/15/13)

    Highlights of the final round of the Huntington Tournament.

    Highlights: Hauppauge 48, Rocky Point 40 (12/21/14)

    Highlgihts of Hauppauge defeating Rocky Point 48-20.

    Grapple at the Garden: Saturday's Metro results

    MSG Varsity provides results from Saturday's Grapple at the Garden tournament and championship matchups for Sunday.

    Pagnotta helps spur Rocky Point wrestling win

    Some of Rocky Point's smallest wrestlers played the biggest role in last night's 40-21 win over visiting Islip the teams' season-opener in League V. Pagnotta's score-tying 4-2 victory at 106 prompted an outburst from the Eagles' sideline, and Anthony Cirillo's pin in 4:23 at 113 gave them the lead for good.

    Highlights: Rocky Point 40, Islip 21 (12/17/14)

    Highlgihts of Rocky Point defeating Islip 40-21.

    Power rankings: LI wrestling (12/16)

    See who made the first Long Island power rankings of the 2014-15 season.

    Highlights: Gray-Fitzgerald Holiday Tournament (12/13/14)

    Highlgihts from the Gray-Fitzgerald Holiday Tournament.

    Full match: Brentwood 64, Sachem North 9

    Dec. 12, 2014: Watch the complete broadcast of Brentwood's 64-9 wrestling victory over Sachem North in the Sachem Takes Down Cancer event.

    Restrepo, Sachem East win on emotional night

    The two-time defending Suffolk champion kicked off their League I schedule with a 51-19 victory over Longwood Friday night, which was dedicated to the memory of former East wrestler Paul DiIorio, who lost his two-year battle with cancer last month.

    'Big Nate' leads Brentwood over Sachem North

    In front of a packed house at Sachem East and live on MSGVarsity.com Friday night, “Big Nate’s” first win provided the spark for Brentwood in a 64-9 victory over Sachem North in the Sachem Takes Down Cancer event.

    Full match: Sachem East 51, Longwood 19

    Dec. 12, 2014: Watch the complete broadcast of Sachem East's 51-19 wrestling victory over Longwood in the Sachem Takes Down Cancer event.

    Semifinal: Adam Busiello over Anthony Sparacio

    Highlights of Adam Busiello defeating Anthony Sparacio 9-7 in overtime, in the semifinal round of the NYS Division I State Championship.

    Primer: Longwood at Sachem East wrestling

    The event, which also features Sachem North taking on Brentwood, benefits the Paul DiIorio Memorial Scholarship and Cancer Fund. DiIorio was a 2008 captain and All-County wrestler at Sachem East who was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 and passed away last month.

    Primer: Brentwood vs. Sachem North wrestling

    The event, which also features Sachem East taking on Longwood, benefits the Paul DiIorio Memorial Scholarship and Cancer Fund. DiIorio was a 2008 captain and All-County wrestler at Sachem East who was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 and passed away last month.

    Photos: Longwood vs Sachem East wrestling

    Longwood vs Sachem East – Sachem Takes Down Cancer

    Photos: Brentwood vs Sachem North wrestling

    Sachem Takes Down Cancer Brentwood vs Sachem North.

    Photos: LI wrestlers to watch

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    Check out a list of the top wrestlers to watch on LI in 2014

    Syosset's Arujau wants four straight state titles

    The Syosset sophomore has an ambitious goal: to win four consecutive state wrestling championships. Last season's 44-0 record punctuated by a state title was the first step. Arujau believes this season he will take the second.

    Will Piccininni win a fourth straight state title?

    A three-time state champion who hasn't lost since the state finals as an eighth-grader, the Ward Melville senior is already in rarefied air as one of only five wrestlers from Long Island to win three state titles. One more would put him alongside Shoreham-Wading River's Jesse Jantzen, who won four crowns from 1997-2000.

    Photos: 200-win wrestlers in LI history

    Every Long Island high school wrestler to amass 200 or more.

    Highlights: Battle at the Beach (12/06/14)

    Highlights of the final round at the Battle at the Beach, at Long Beach HS.

    MSG Varsity Letters - Wrestling (3/19/14)

    Join host Jimmy Cavallo and MSG Varsity's team of regional experts as they take you around the tri-state area with highlights and discussion of the best in high school wrestling and reveal our weekly Tri-State 6-1-4 wrestling poll.

    Highlights: Jesse Dellavecchia Def. Vinny Vespa

    Highlights from the 2013 NYS Wrestling Tournament

    WM's Piccininni signs with Oklahoma State

    Ward Melville's three-time state wrestling champion announced he will grapple for Oklahoma State University next fall. Piccininni said the decision was a difficult one but after visiting the Cowboys' facilities and meeting with the coaches, he was sure he made the right choice.

    First Round: Vito Arujau over John Twomey

    Highlights of Vito Arujau dfeating John Twomey 8-4, in the first round of the NYS Division I State Championship.

    Full match: Section XI vs. Section VIII All-Star Wrestling Classic

    Nov. 9, 2014: Watch the complete broadcast of the Section XI vs. Section VIII All-Star Wrestling Classic.

    Mat Masters: Suffolk tops Nassau in All-Star Wrestling Classic

    The Suffolk County All-Stars topped the All-Stars of Nassau County 30-12 in the inaugural All-Star Wrestling Classic at Hofstra University on Sunday.

    Primer: Nassau vs. Suffolk All-Star Wrestling Classic

    The Suffolk County All-Stars battle the Nassau County All-Stars in the inaugural Section XI vs. Section VIII All-Star Wrestling Classic on Sunday live from Hofstra University at 4 p.m.

    Photos: Nassau vs. Suffolk All-Star Wrestling

    Nassau vs. Suffolk All-Star Wrestling

    Final: Nick Piccininni over Jesse Dellavecchia

    Highlights of Nick Piccininni defeating Jesse Dellaveecchia 3-0, in the final round of the NYS Division I State Championship.

    Highlights: John Glenn 34, Shoreham WR 26 (1/15/14)

    Highlights of John Glenn defeating Shoreham Wading River 34-26.

    LI Players to Watch: Jacori Teemer

    Next up in our countdown of the top 30 players to watch on Long Island for the 2014-15 season, Long Beach rising freshman Jacori Teemer.

    LI Players to Watch: Nick Piccininni

    Next up in our countdown of the top 30 players to watch on Long Island for the 2014-15 season, Ward Melville rising senior Nick Piccininni.

    LI Players to Watch: Chris Mauriello

    Next up in our countdown of the top 30 players to watch on Long Island for the 2014-15 season, Hauppauge rising junior Chris Mauriello

    First Round: Louis Hernandez over Shaquille Jones

    Highlights of Louis Hernandez defeating Shaquille Jones 19-4, in the first round of the NYS Division I State Championship.

    Memorable Mondays: Top LI heartwarming moments

    In Week 8 of Memorable Mondays, we look at the top five heartwarming moments on Long Island in 2013-14.

    MSG Varsity's Calls of the Year: 10-6

    Watch as MSG Varsity counts down the Top 10 calls of the year from the 2013-14 school year.

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