The 2014-15 wrestling season is officially over, but that doesn’t mean that our #lohudwrestling coverage has concluded. We’ve got plenty more coming in the next few weeks, including our annual award announcements. But before we get to all of that, let’s take a look back at another thrilling weekend in... Read More →
COVERAGE FROM LOHUD.COM CLICK HERE to read my story on Mamaroneck senior Youssif Hemida winning the first title in Mamaroneck history, while a few other locals came up just short but kept their heads held high CLICK HERE to view Seth Harrison’s photo gallery from the finals FINALS VIDEOS •... Read More →
The finals should be getting underway in just about an hour here at the Times Union Center. I’ll be providing live updates on Twitter @vzmercogliano, along with shooting videos of all four finals featuring Section 1 wrestlers. To hold you over, here are previews of those four finals, and below... Read More →
The semis are coming to a conclusion here at the Times Union Center, and we have four locals who are heading to the championship finals. Three aren’t huge surprises—North Rockland’s Blaise Benderoth (160 in D1) and Mamaroneck’s Youssif Hemida (220 in D1) came in as No. 1 seeds, while John... Read More →
Semis begin on Saturday at 10 a.m. (follow me on Twitter @vzmercogliano for live updates). Here’s full coverage from a hectic Day 1 on Friday: COVERAGE FROM LOHUD.COM CLICK HERE to read my story on Putnam Valley’s Willie Messinger rallying from a seven-point deficit to reach the semis, along with... Read More →
The action is in Albany, so that’s where I’m headed. The NYSPHSAA championships will begin at the Times Union Center today at 10 a.m., with 37 Section 1 state qualifiers set to compete. I’ll be following all of them, so if you can’t make it and want to stay up... Read More →
As we inched closer to sectionals this season, the race for the 285-pound title in Division 1 was looking tighter and tighter. Mahopac’s Ryan Delahanty had been ranked No. 1 all season, but a very close match with Brewster’s Mike Larm at divisionals opened some eyes. Factor in guys like... Read More →
If we gave out an award for comeback wrestler of the year, Pearl River’s James Kelly would certainly be near the top of the list. Kelly won a section title at 99 pounds as a sophomore, but was injured during sectionals last year and did not place. He returned to... Read More →
With no returning All-Section wrestlers in the 170-pound weight class this season in Division 1, the opportunity was there for someone to step up and seize a title. Eastchester’s Nunzio Crowley took full advantage. As the season went out, he dismissed every competitor—including four incredibly tight battles with Mamaroneck’s Roger... Read More →
Jay Albis’ season may have flashed before his eyes during his match with Wantagh’s Kyle Quinn in the semifinals of the Eastern States Classic. A knee injury in the third period turned a tight bout into a 7-1 decision in favor of Quinn, and Albis had to be carried off... Read More →
States: Championship thoughts
The 2014-15 wrestling season is officially over, but that doesn’t mean that our #lohudwrestling coverage has concluded...
Wednesday notes: Looking back at sectionals (and ahead to next season)
I’m told that the wild cards for states should be out at some point tonight, so we’ll find out those out a bit later on...