Long Beach: The Tradition Continues (video)

Lighthouse Wrestling visited the Long Beach grapplers at their practice over the Thanksgiving Holiday. We taped their practice, interviewed coaches and athletes, and compiled it into this short movie. Enjoy!

Lighthouse Wrestling visited the Long Beach grapplers at their practice over the Thanksgiving Holiday. We taped their practice, interviewed coaches and athletes, and compiled it into this short movie. Enjoy!

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If you’re watching this from the homepage, be sure to open the full story up to see the additonal coverage. In one interview we ask Dylan Palacio and his father about the semifinal bout at states, and in the final video, we do the Tour of the Champions.

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Long Beach Aiming for The State Title

On the evening of December 16th 2009 the Long Beach Marines stormed into Wantagh Warrior territory to establish their dominance. Expectations were high.

“The deadliest weapon in the world is a MARINE.” ~ General Pershing, US Army

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On the evening of December 16th 2009 the Long Beach Marines stormed into Wantagh Warrior territory to establish their dominance. Expectations were high.  Their community of fans, coaches, wrestlers, and Section VIII aficionados anticipated a challenger to Wantagh’s newfound section dominance.   There wasn’t tremendous hype. There were plenty of skeptics.  One was Wantagh.

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Winds of Change: Section 8 Preview

It’s that time of the year: Time to put the footballs away, Time to lace up the wrestling shoes and get your headgear out of the closet, Time to stop eating all those great meals, and time to step on the scale.

It’s that time of the year: Time to put the footballs away, Time to lace up the wrestling shoes and get your headgear out of the closet, Time to stop eating all those great meals, and time to step on the scale.   Continue reading “Winds of Change: Section 8 Preview”

Section VIII 2009-2010 Season Preview

It’s that time of the year again. No it’s not Thanksgiving or Christmas. Good guess. It’s Wrestling Season. Let’s get the dust off the headgear and put the singlet on. Section 8 has had some dramatic changes, and we will address them. The Pre-season rankings appear way off with wrestlers in the wrong weights, but that’s a story for another day.

tugawarIt’s that time of the year again. No it’s not Thanksgiving or Christmas. Good guess. It’s Wrestling Season. Let’s get the dust off the headgear and put the singlet on. Section 8 has had some dramatic changes, and we will address them. The Pre-season rankings appear way off with wrestlers in the wrong weights, but that’s a story for another day. Continue reading “Section VIII 2009-2010 Season Preview”

Section VIII Tournament Team Rankings for 2009-2010

All Section VIII Division I teams are ranked for tournament competitiveness for the 2009-2010 season.

nassaurank2All Section VIII Division I teams are ranked for tournament competitiveness for the 2009-2010 season. To rank the teams, the following factors were taken into consideration. Continue reading “Section VIII Tournament Team Rankings for 2009-2010”

Section VIII Dual Meet Team Rankings for 2009-2010

All Section VIII Division I teams are ranked for dual meet competitiveness for the 2009-2010 season.

nassaurank2All Section VIII Division I teams are ranked for dual meet competitiveness for the 2009-2010 season.  To rank the teams, the following factors were taken into consideration.

  • Returning all-county place winners were evaluated.
  • Returning qualifier place winners were evaluated.
  • Section performance of returning wrestlers held preference when number of returning qualifiers were similar.
  • Teams with more returning section qualifiers were given higher preference than teams with less.

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