Debbie Schechter details Watterson’s volunteer work and his successful season on the mat for John Jay. Congrats to him on the award.
A weighty six champions for North Rockland, which won for the third time in four years. I plucked this passage from her story: The match of the day went to Dan Pragdat of Clarkstown South in the 145-pound final against Suffern’s Vinny Giella. With the score tied 3-3 late in… Read More →
The Super 16 title will remain in Putnam County, but not with Carmel. It was Mahopac emerging from the pack with a convincing 202.5-174 win over neighbor Carmel. Somers was third and Fox Lane, which wrestled without several key guys, was fourth. Yonkers, perhaps the surprise of the tournament, was… Read More →
Just got John Jay-Fox Lane results. Bill Swertfager said it was the largest crowd in John Jay wrestling history. He sent them home happy with a decisive win. Beacon 45, Port Chester 40 At Port Chester 189 – Louis Zamano (PC) by forfeit; 215 – Joe Rodriguez (PC) pin. Deondre… Read More →
Like the potential 119 final between two defending county champs, Justin Artrip of Suffern and John Morato of Nanuet. 96: 1. Matt Caputo (North Rockland); 2. James Dunn (North Rockland); 3. Dean Guevarra (Clarkstown North); 4. Alex Oliveto (Suffern); 5. Joe Joyce (Nanuet); 6. Eli Goley (East Ramapo); 7. Alex… Read More →
A surprisingly good day of wrestling for a Friday, which is usually pretty sparse. Match of the day: Fox Lane at John Jay, 4:30 p.m. The Bronx River Cup at Edgemont is a good one, but when you have the top two teams in the section going at it how… Read More →
I’m going to do something unusual and suspend the current poll about the No. 3 team for two days. I’ve been wanting to put up a poll about Super 16 and Rockland Championships for a while but people are still weighing in on the No. 3 team so I don’t… Read More →
Horace Mann 41, Mount St. Michael 29 103 — Eenkema (HM) by forfeit; 112 — Melendez (MSM) dec Wertheimer 9-1; 119 — Birvah (MSM) pin Gilston; 125 — Wilson (MSM) dec Taibleson 6-4 OT; 130 — K. Jiminez (MSM) dec Heller 13-1; 135 — Linares (MSM) pin Lee; 140 —... Read More →
Justis Flamio and Steve Rodrigues, two of the top 10 (top 5?) wrestlers in the section, have already met twice this season. They would have met a third time had S-Rod entered the Super 16. Now it looks like they will see each other again after all. The divisional listings… Read More →
Super 16 is at Yonkers this year because some of the coaches weren’t crazy about traveling up to Carmel. Action starts at 9:30 on Saturday. The teams are Carmel, Ossining, Mahopac, Somers, Fox Lane, Sleepy Hollow, Ardsley, Yorktown, Mt. Vernon, Harrison, White Plains, Hen Hud, Croton, Byram Hills, Horace Greeley,... Read More →
In the latest Back Points notebook I detail how Suffern’s Justin Artrip joined teammates Asher Kramer and Nick Oliveto in the 100 win club. I also talk about the upcoming Rockland championships and Super 16 tournaments.
Suffern at East Ramapo, 4:30 p.m.
Scarsdale 62, White Plains 15 At Scarsdale 96 — Mike Hodges (Sc) won by forfeit; 103 — John Tambunting (Sc) maj. dec. Tino Sofos, 12-0; 112 — Kevin Zecchini (Sc) dec. Urial Garcia, 6-2; 119 — Dan Jureller (Sc) won by forfeit; 125 — Adam Meyer (Sc) won by forfeit;... Read More →
Remember that controversial match at the Edgemont tournament finals where one referee accidentally gave the win to Scarsdale’s Alex Kay, then after a discussion with the other official gave it to Salesian’s David Rivera instead? If you need a refresher scroll down to my post about the tournament where I… Read More →
Carmel at Ketcham, 4:30 p.m. White Plains at Scarsdale, 4:30 p.m.
UPDATE: You can watch this match in its entirety on our LiveStream page. Once there, click the ON-DEMAND button to see a list of available videos. For some reason the video was broken into three parts but you can see all three there. Have to say, today’s meet wasn’t the… Read More →
Just one meet: Scarsdale at Yonkers, 4:30 p.m.
After John Jay’s latest win at the Beacon tournament, I think we can all agree that the Indians are the best team in Section 1. They’ve won the dual meets, they’ve won the individual tournaments, they’ve done everything you could ask. Now just for the sake of argument, because I… Read More →
I added a bunch of notes on the Edgemont tournament if you scroll down to my post from Saturday night. And if you’re in a bad mood from the Jets loss tonight, watch this video.
You may have noticed that there were no new small-school individual rankings this week. I inquired and found out that the D2 coaches did not meet for a second time like the D1 coaches did. Juan Torres told me that the D1 committee will continue to meet every week until… Read More →
Another tourney, another win for John Jay. Key match in my mind was at 285, where Daytwain Vereen of Beacon beat Tim Gecaj for the second time this season. The first was at Eastern States. Vereen firmly established himself as the super heavyweight to beat at sectionals. Cody Ruggirello from… Read More →
How about Nick Oliveto taking state champ Brian Realbuto to overtime? Team standings and key—1. Huntington (Ht) 172.5 points; 2. North Rockland (NRkk) 141; 3. Monroe-Woodbury (MW) 138; 4. Warwick (W) 138; 5. Suffern (Sf) 134; 6. Syosset (Sy) 125.5; 7. Cornwall (Cw) 113; 8. Port Jervis (PJ) 82; 9…. Read More →
Pleasantville drops a one-pointer to Sleepy in the championship match. This despite Mike Morra decisioning Pete Delmonaco 4-1 at 171. Pleasantville 38, Clarkstown North 31 96 — Dean Guevarra (Cn) won by forfeit, 103 — Colby Kash (Cn) pin. Conor Mittelstadt, 2:26, 112 — Mike Kar (Pv) dec. Paul Fields,... Read More →