ROBERT O’ROURK FILE PHOTO | T.J. Fabian of Shoreham-Wading River competes in a match last season. On Saturday he won the 126-pound title at the Eastern States Classic.
In high school wrestling, few tournaments can compare to the Eastern States Classic, held annually at Sullivan Community College. The stakes may not be as high as the state championship, but the competition is just as fierce — if not tougher, since there is no separation between Division I and II wrestlers.
As a fourth-place finisher in the state last year, Shoreham-Wading River senior T.J. Fabian came into this season with lofty goals. On Saturday, he served notice as one of the favorites to win the 126-pound title this year when he won first place at Eastern States.
Fabian, the No. 3 seed, defeated top-seeded Dylan Realbuto 3-2 in the finals. Click below to watch the full match.
Realbuto, a senior from Somers (Section 1), is the defending state champion at 113 pounds. He was second in the state two years ago at 96.
We thought it might be fun for those of you who couldn’t test drive a new car at Riverhead Raceway this weekend to see what it’s like sitting in the passenger seat as a Chevy Corvette whips around the race track.
Here’s a one-minute video that puts you in the passenger’s seat:
JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Michael Lucki of ARC Test Drive, which organized this weekend’s event.
Times/Review Newsgroup teamed up with The Press News Group of Southampton to co-sponsor a 90-minute debate between Congressman Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) and Republican challenger Randy Altschuler of St. James at Bridgehampton High School tonight.
The first half of the debate focused on jobs and the economy. Press executive editor Joe Shaw served as moderator for the debate, which also included questions submitted by audience members.
BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Congressman Tim Bishop (left) and Republican Challenger Randy Altschuler on the stage at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall last month.
Suffolk County Legislator Ed Romaine (R-Center Moriches) filed a bill on Tuesday urging the county to go to court to seek a refund of about $12 million in MTA payroll taxes the county paid to the state over the past four years.
A similar resolution was submitted in Brookhaven Town by Councilman Dan Panico, who said that town is seeking a refund of about $917,000 from the MTA.
Mr. Romaine is also running for Brookhaven Town supervisor in November.
Read more about the bill in Thursday’s paper.
TIM GANNON PHOTO | Suffolk County Legislator Ed Romaine and Brookhaven Town Councilman Dan Panico discuss plans for Suffolk County and the Town of Brookhaven to receive refunds from the former MTA payroll tax.