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    Long Island Wrestling

    Updated Tue, Jul 3, 2012 2:13 PM

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

    Highlights of the League I Wrestling Finals.

    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.

    LI Players to Watch: Vito Arujau

    Next up in our countdown of the top 30 players to watch on Long Island for the 2014-15 season, Syosset rising sophomore Vito Arujau.

    Memorable Mondays: Top Cinderella stories on LI

    In Week 6 of Memorable Mondays, we look at the top five Cinderella stories on Long Island in 2013-14.

    Year in Review: Long Island wrestling

    All summer long, MSGVarsity.com will bring you a recap of the past year in Long Island’s top high school sports. We’ll publish a new “Year in Review” article every Tuesday through August 19. Next up, we look back at the year that was in Long Island wrestling.

    MSG Varsity's Calls of the Year: 5-1

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

    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: Jakob Restreop over Thomas Wightman

    Highlights of Jakob Restreop defeating Thomas Wightman 8-1, in the quarterfinal round of the NYS Division I State Championship.

    First Round: Erik Adon over Franky Nassivera

    Highlights of Erik Adon defeating Franky Nassivera by a pin at 3:52, in the first round of the NYS Division I State Championship.

    Semifinal: Chris Mauriello over Frankie Giddendanner

    Highlights of Chris Mauriello defeating Frank Giddendanner 1-0, in the semifinal round of the NYS Division I State Championship.

    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.

    First Round: Mike Dangelo over Dempsey King

    Highlights of Mike D'Angelo defeating Dempsey King 11-1, in the first round of the NYS Division I State Championship.

    Learn about 'Memorable Mondays'

    MSGVarsity.com's "Memorable Mondays" is a summer-long weekly series that reflects on the players, moments, matchups and storylines that made the 2013-14 high school season special.

    Learn about 'Year in Review'

    MSGVarsity.com brings you a look back at the 2013-14 season. See which sports we'll be reviewing this summer.

    Highlights: Islip 43, Brentwood 25 (12/30/13)

    Highlights of Islip defeating Brentwood 43-25.

    Highlights: Freddy Dunau Def. Mark West

    Highlights from the 2013 NYS Wrestling Tournament

    Highlights: T.J. Fabian Def. Freddy Dunau

    Highlights from the NYS Wrestling Semifinals.

    First Round: Jacori Teemer over Brian Kelly

    Highlights of Jacori Teemer defeating Brian Kelly 10-5, in the first round of the NYS Division I Championship.

    Quarterfinal: Jacori Teemer over Tommy Cox

    Highlights of Jacori Teemer defeating Tommy Cox 12-10, in the quarterfinal 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.

    Wrestling ref Marcia Haise's life of reversal

    Marcia Haise fell in love twice at Syracuse University. The first time her heart fluttered, it was over Terry Haise, an outstanding Syracuse wrestler. He would become the man she'd marry and have what she thought was the perfect family, with three children, living in the small incorporated village of Babylon.

    Leggio, Ramaswamy among HOF inductees

    Guy Leggio and Isaac Ramaswamy, two fixtures in the Long Island wrestling community, were two of five honorees inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame for their lifetime service during a ceremony at the Melville Marriot Friday night.

    Final: Jacori Teemer over Adam Busiello

    Highlights of Jacori Teemer defating Adam Busiello with a pin, in the final round of the NYS Division I State Championship.

    Wrestling: NY brings home two titles, 49 All-Americans

    MSGVarsity wrestling expert Bob Badders recaps the great performances by wrestlers from Long Island at the NHSCA wrestling national championships

    NHSCA Wrestling Nationals: Saturday recap (NY)

    Virginia Beach, Va. — James O’Hagan’s wrestling career is coming to a close, and he’s one win away from ending it in style.

    Highlights: CHSAA State Finals (2/16/14)

    Highlights of the final round of the CHSAA State Quailfiers.

    Final: Shakur Rasheed over Angelo Kress

    Highlights of Shakur Rasheed defeating Angelo Kress 14-0, in the final round of the NYS Division I State Championship.

    LuHi girls hoops tops final Winter Big 10

    After winning a third straight NYS Federation title, the Long Island Lutheran girls basketball team tops the final Winter Big 10 rankings

    285 - O’Hagan (Seaford) dec. Wilkins (St. Joseph), 12-5

    Seaford’s James O’Hagan wins by decision, 12-5, over St. Joseph’s Kevin Wilkins in the 285 lb. weight class to make it 39-22 over New York.

    MSG Varsity Letters - Wrestling (3/11/14)

    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.

    NJ earns bragging rights over NY on the mat

    The Garden State defeated New York, 39-22, in the New York vs. New Jersey Pinning Down Autism All-State Duals

    220 - Fox (St. Peter’s Prep) dec. Feola (Walt Whitman), 5-3

    St. Peter’s Prep’s Jordan Fox wins by decision, 5-3, over Walt Whitman’s Vin Feola in the 220 lb. weight class to make it 39-19 over New York.

    Salute to LI's 2014 state wrestling champs

    Here's a look back at Long Island's state wrestling champions this year.

    Full match: New Jersey 39, New York 22 - Pinning Down Autism All-State Dual

    Mar. 18, 2014: Watch the complete broadcast of New Jersey's 39-22 wrestling victory over New York in the Pinning Down Autism All-State Dual.

    99 - DeLuise (Don Bosco) dec. Teemer (Long Beach), 5-2

    Don Bosco’s Evan DeLuise wins by decision, 5-2, over Long Beach’s Jacori Teemer in the 99 lb. weight class to make it 3-0 over New York/Long Island.

    138 - Burkert (St. Peter’s Prep) dec. Ramirez (Amityville), 6-2

    St. Peter's Prep's Ryan Burkert wins by decision, 6-2, over Amityville's Eduardo Ramirez in the 138 lb. weight class to make it 14-10 over New York/Long Island.

    106 - Raimo (Hanover Park) TF. Ponce (Division), 20-3

    Hanover Park's Nick Raimo wins by technical fall, 20-3, over Division's Chris Ponce in the 106 lb. weight class to make it 8-0 over New York/Long Island.

    113 - Arujau (Syosset) MD. Jordan (Woodbridge), 16-6

    Syosset's Vito Arujau wins by major decision, 16-6, over Woodbridge's Bobby Jordan in the 113 lb. weight class to make it 8-4 over New York/Long Island.

    170 - Johnson (Delbarton) pins Adon (East Islip), 4:49

    Delbarton's Josef Johnson pins East Islip's Erik Adon at 4:49 in the 170 lb. weight class to make it 30-13 over New York/Long Island.

    120 - Piccininni (Ward Melville) dec. Russo (St. Peter’s Prep), 5-0

    Ward Melville's Nick Piccininni wins by decision, 5-0, over St. Peter's Prep's Michael Russo in the 120 lb. weight class to make it 8-7 over New York/Long Island.

    152 - Hernandez (Mepham) dec. Velez (Westfield), 13-8

    Mepham's Louis Hernandez wins by decision, 13-8, over Westfield's Nick Velez in the 152 lb. weight class to make it 18-13 New Jersey.

    126 - D’Angelo (Commack) dec. De La Cruz (Bound Brook), 3-2

    Commack's Mike D'Angelo wins by decision, 3-2, over Bound Brook's Craig De La Cruz in the 126 lb. weight class to make it 10-8 over New Jersey.

    182 - Tracy (Sachem East) pins Morgan (West Orange), 5:29

    Sachem East's Mark Tracy pins West Orange's Chris Morgan at 5:29 in the 182 lb. weight class to make it 30-19 New Jersey.

    Photos: NY vs. NJ Pinning Down Autism All-State Duals

    NJ @ NY State Champs Wrestling. Photos by Chris Bergmann

    132 - Giraldo (North Bergen) dec. Mauriello (Hauppauge), 3-0

    North Bergen's Anthony Giraldo wins by decision, 3-0, over Hauppauge's Chris Mauriello in the 132 lb. weight class to make it 11-10 over New York/Long Island.

    MSG Varsity Letters - Wrestling (2/18/14)

    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.

    MSG Varsity to live stream NY vs. NJ wrestling duals

    Tonight, MSGVarsity.com will live stream the NY vs. NJ Pinning Down Autism All-State Duals, a prestigious wrestling event featuring state champions from both sides of the Hudson.

    Highlights: Eastern States (1/11/14)

    Highlights of Eastern States finals.

    MSG Varsity Letters - Wrestling (2/25/14)

    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.

    Quarterfinal: Robert Ng over David Hamil

    Highlights of Robert Ng defeating David Hamil 6-5 in overtime, in the quarterfinal round of the NYS Division I State Championship.

    Upper Room Christian 'Mick Foley interview'

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    Watch a student-produced interview with WWE Hall of Famer, Mick Foley.

    Final: Chris Mauriello over Said Kakhramonov

    Highlgihts of Chris Mauriello defeating Said Kakhramonov 6-3, in the final round of the NYS Division I State Championship.

    Final: Mark Tracy over Brett Perry

    Highlights of Mark Tracy defeating Brett Perry 8-2, in the final round of the NYS Division I State Championship.

    Final: Travis Passaro over Alex Delacruz

    Highlights of Travis Passaro defeating Alex Delacruz 3-2, in the final round of the NYS Division I State Championship.

    MSG Varsity Letters - Wrestling (3/4/14)

    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.

    Final: Louis Hernandez over Anthony Deprez

    Highlights of Louis Hernandez defeating Anthony Deprez 8-4, in the final round of the NYS Division I State Championship.

    Final: Richard Sisti over Vin Feola

    Highlights of Richard Sisti defeating Vin Feola 10-4, in the final round of the NYS Division I State Championship.

    Final: Steven Schneider over Erik Adon

    Highlights of Steven Schneider defeating Erik Adon 3-1, in the final round of the NYS Division I State Championship.

    Final: Vito Arujau over Kyle Quinn

    Highlights of Vito Arujau over Kyle Quinn 4-1, in the final round of the NYS Division I State Championship.

    Sarra: WM's Piccininni shoots for greatness

    Only two wrestlers in the history of Suffolk County high school wrestling have won three or more state championships in the 52 years of the New York State Wrestling Championships. Only three have won three state titles in Nassau's long-standing tradition.

    Syosset's Arujau wins first state wrestling title

    The Syosset freshman used a second-period takedown and a third-period reversal for a 4-1 win over defending state champion Kyle Quinn of Wantagh to win the 106-pound state title Saturday night at Times Union Center

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