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Generals Wrestling News

MacArthur Beats Mepham, Hosting Qualifiers February 2

The MacArthur wrestling team took beat the Mepham Pirates on Jan. 16 by the score of 57-18. The Generals registered five pins in the match, none being bigger than Mike Marrero’s pin over #1 ranked Louis Hernandez. The Generals kept the momentum to win two days later, as the Generals took the league title against Long Beach High School. 

MacArthur 57, Mepham 18

195 - Naim Al-Qaadir (Mac) pinned Corey Heller (Mep) 3:27

220 - Anthony Maltese (Mep) pinned Nick Cuciti (Mac) 3:41

285 - Doug Hughes (Mac) by FFT 

99 - Joel Zambrano (Mep) dec. Travis Cooksey (Mac) 7-5

106 - Vincent Thron (Mac) dec. Jamie Dunn (Mep) 5-4

113 - Michael Brown (Mac) pinned Albert Hernandez (Mep) 1:27

120 - Christopher Cataldo (Mac) pinned John Sherlock (Mep) 3:58

126 - Justin Cooksey (Mac) pinned Connor Garet (Mep) 0:38

132 - Tom Mauro (Mep) pinned Anthony Boccasini (Mac) 4:30

138 - Robert Bennett (Mac) by FFT 

145 - Sal Randazzo (Mac) md. Matt Assael (Mep) 9-0

152 - Michael Marrero (Mac) pinned Louis Hernandez (Mep) 3:40

160 - Steven Schneider (Mac) TF Tyler Clougher (Mep) 0:00 15-0

170 - Dan Tracy (Mep) dec. Jeremy Hughes (Mac) 5-1

182 - Joey Tangredi (Mac) dec. Shane Agostino (Mep) 10-4

 MacArthur Wrestling Senior Appreciation Night

On Jan. 18, Coach Paletta announced the names of eleven senior wrestlers;  Niem Al-Qaadir, Robert Bennett, Anthony Boccassini, Christopher Cataldo, James Evans, Jefferson Lopez, Mike Marrero, Anthony Mendes, Justin Perez,  Waiss Rustermi, Joseph Tangredi who will be moving on to their next chapter of life. The senior boys and their parents were congratulated during the beginning of the match against MacArthur’s rivals, Long Beach. 

The boys’ parents participation was well recognized during the ceremony as the young men honored their mothers with a flower of thanks. The night was a huge success for MacArthur beating Long Beach. This win clinched the league title for MacArthur with a team score of 47 - 15. The above named seniors will be sorely missed next year on MacArthur’s mats and will join the elite group of alumnus. Once a General always a General. 

Congratulations to Steven Schneider for placing third and Justin Cooksey placing eighth in the Eastern States Championship in Sullivan County.  

MacArthur Wrestling Alumni Match: Saturday, Jan. 19 

MacArthur 66, East Meadow 9

MacArthur 50, Hewlett 23

A special thanks to Sal’s Place at 1495 Hicksville Road, in North Massapequa for hosting the informal get together after the matches. MacArthur is on a roll and will be hosting the Nassau Qualifiers on Saturday, Feb. 2. Come on down to MacArthur High School to cheer them on.

News

The smell of pine, wood and scented candles greet customers with a sense of home as they cross the wooden threshold to the Amish Craft Barn in Seaford. There they will find dolls, birdhouses, quilts, ceramic turkeys, hand-painted Christmas trees, oak furniture and other seasonal and holiday tchotchkes.

 

Massapequa natives Frank and Pam Hoerauf started The Amish Craft Barn & Gift Shoppe 20 years ago after an inspiring visit to Pennsylvania.

Holidays increase daily congestion 

While parking around LIRR train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, the holidays create more of a struggle for commuters in search of parking spots. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town. 

 

“Every station is different,” Arena said. “A good part of our parking is in the hands of the locality. They set the rules essentially.”


Sports

The Island Trees Cross Country teams continue their improvement in 2014. This year the girls’ team has a record of 8-2 and with their victories over Clarke and Wheatley High Schools, they clinched the Division Championship for the first time in Island Trees High School history.

 

The girls are led by senior Captain Angela Brocco who has been rewriting the girl’s record boards. Brocco set the school record for the Warwick Valley 5000 meter course on Sept. 20. 

This season the Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team at Division Avenue has the rare ability to fill every position on the field with a member of the senior class. All 11 seniors have made contributions to the success of this year’s squad.


Calendar

Turkey Cookie - November 21

Lost Nights - November 22

Town of Hempstead Meeting - November 25


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