“If you don’t believe, than you don’t belong.” So are the words that adorn the homepage of the St. Anthony’s High School wrestling website. The concept of belief in one’s self is a trademark in the wrestling room of the South Huntington based perennial Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) powerhouse. However, in all honesty, it is a slogan that could easily be applied to the league as a whole. Fresh off of a 2010 campaign that witnessed the Catholic boys put forth their best collective performance in my lifetime (finishing sixth in the overall team standings behind six place-winners, three finalists, and a State Champion), the CHSAA is primed and ready to not only match last season’s efforts, but surpass it on all accounts. With seven individual Catholic State Champions/NYS Qualifiers back from last season, the talent is certainly there to make this year one for the record books. And, who better to lead this charge than the young men who inspired our theme, the defending champion Friars of STA. Continue reading “Do You Believe? CHSAA Poised For Breakout 2011 Season”
Watch interviews with coaches Chris Messina, Darren Goldstein, George Dugolonski, Paul Gillespie, Jim Murphy, Joe Catalanotto, Ray Adams, Rob Paletta, Rob Schaffer, Mike Torriero, and Chris Poli.
Watch interviews with coaches Chris Messina, Darren Goldstein, George Dlugolonski, Paul Gillespie, Jim Murphy, Joe Catalanotto, Ray Adams, Rob Paletta, Rob Schaffer, Mike Torriero, and Chris Poli. And finally, LI Marty gives his day one recap after the quarterfinals. Continue reading “NYS Championships Day One Interviews with Coaches”