At the age of 17, while a senior at MacArthur High School, John Theissen was diagnosed and treated for a brain tumor. He turned his life-altering experience into positive energy that he used to help hospitalized children with his Toys for Sick Children Drive.
The Island Trees Varsity wrestling team opened up its season with a sixth place finish at the Uniondale Invitational. Place winners were James DelMonaco - first, Rich Carroll - first, Sean Murphy - second, Vincent Militano - third and Attilio Agostino - fourth. The Bulldogs then finished ninth in the very tough MacArthur Invitational. Place winners were James DelMonaco - third, Jason Bates - fifth, Robert Nelson - fifth and Richard Carroll - sixth.