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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

More than 475 runners from all across Long Island, came together on Aug. 30, for the tenth annual Companions in Courage one-mile run.

 

For Andrea Kopatka, 49, of Levittown, this was her first race in three years. 

 

“I wanted to run this race before I turned 50,” she said. “It was on my bucket list.” 

Over the summer, 13-year-old Zachary Martin of Levittown was named an All-American athlete for his performance on the gridiron, earning him an invitation to the ninth annual Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

 

Martin, a defensive lineman for the Wisdom Lane Middle School Wildcats, said he was selected among a group of young athletes after attending a rigorous five-day football camp at LIU Post.  


Sports

The National Brain Tumor Society hosts its Long Island Brain Tumor Walk on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Jones Beach State Park, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m. Programs and activities run from 8 a.m. to noon.

Michelle Duffy of Levittown was recently named head coach for the Blue Angels’ cross country program at the College of New Rochelle. 

 

“We are very pleased to have a coach with Michelle’s pedigree take the reins of our cross country program,” said Athletics Director Harold Crocker. “Her success athletically and academically, as well as her ability to mentor and guide young women, makes her the ideal coach for the Blue Angels.”


Calendar

Levittown Board of Ed - September 10

Patriot Day - September 11

Annual Country Fair  - September 13


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

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