Live Dual Meet Webcast, Sayville vs MacArthur

MacArthur wins the dual meet. MacArthur 42 to 22. For a replay of the webcast visit http://live.lighthousewrestling.com

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Higher Education: All-American Perez Latest NYS Wrestler To Take Talents to Ivy League, Headed to Princeton.

All I can say is finally ! For those of you who loyally read all of these recruiting press releases, you know that in the past two years, I have written about just about every demographic possible; I’ve covered a Minnesota kid taking his act to Buffalo; I’ve highlighted back-to-back #1 recruits opting to become Bearcats; I even managed to sneak in an article about three kids from the same wrestling club all heading to different elite academic colleges. What follows is hardly the first Ivy League related piece that I have written, and with the way things are looking, it certainly will not be the last. Therefore, why does this particular story appeal to me? Because it hit me just a few seconds ago that today marks the first time that I will have the pleasure of paying tribute to a young man from my own hometown….After the countless recruiting updates (all of which I should note were a joy to pen), I finally get to pay homage to a Levittownian, thanks to the work, both in the classroom and on the wrestling mat of General Douglas MacArthur High School senior, Chris Perez, who just short of a week ago realized his personal dream when he formally committed to Princeton University. In making the big decision, the pride and joy of the Generals’ wrestling program became the second Long Islander to select the Chris Ayres Tigers as his next home. He joins All-Suffolk wrestler, Steven Leshinger of Sayville, who in early November, was the first member of the class of 2011 to opt for the New Jersey based institution of higher learning.  Now, all that remains is for a wrestler from the CHSAA to pledge his allegiance to the Orange and Black in order to complete the clean sweep. Continue reading “Higher Education: All-American Perez Latest NYS Wrestler To Take Talents to Ivy League, Headed to Princeton.”

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”

Dual Meet: Wantagh vs MacArthur – 2009

The following video clips are of the pre-recorded dual meet between Wantagh and MacArthur contested at Wantagh on December 18th, 2009. The matches are listed in the order in which they were contested. Visit page 2 for the box scores.

The following video clips are of the pre-recorded dual meet between Wantagh and MacArthur contested at Wantagh on December 18th, 2009. The matches are listed in the order in which they were contested. Visit page 2 for the box scores. Continue reading “Dual Meet: Wantagh vs MacArthur – 2009”

Who Will Earn the Crown at the UE Duals?

On January 2nd, 13 ambitious teams from around New York State will make the trip to Union-Endicott to compete in New York’s most competitive dual meet tournament. Often the tournament champion is selected by the New York State Sports Writers Association (NYSSWA) as the number one team in the state. Though they use many events in their final selection, it is the keystone event in their analysis.

duelOn January 2nd, 13 ambitious teams from around New York State will make the trip to Union-Endicott to compete in New York’s most competitive dual meet tournament. Often the tournament champion is selected by the New York State Sports Writers Association (NYSSWA) as the number one team in the state. Though they use many events in their final selection, it is the keystone event in their analysis.  “Pound for pound U.E., for lack of a better system, is the closest thing to a NYS Dual Meet Championship Tourney,” said Glen Irving, the Wrestling Editor for the New York State Sportswriters Association.
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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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