03/01/14 6:00pm
03/01/2014 6:00 PM

Shoreham-Wading River senior Dom Pirraglia lost 9-5 against John Lauretti of Seaford in a 182-pound wrestleback match Saturday in Albany. (Credit: Paul Wager)

Shoreham-Wading River senior Dom Pirraglia’s season came to an end Saturday at Times Union Center in Albany. Wrestling against senior John Lauretti of Seaford, Pirraglia fell 9-5 in a wrestleback match, leaving him one win shy of reaching the podium.  (more…)

02/28/14 8:40pm
02/28/2014 8:40 PM

Shoreham-Wading River senior Dom Pirraglia pinned Alan Clement of Canton in 1:50 in the first round Friday of the state wrestling championship.

Shoreham-Wading River senior Dom Pirraglia went 2-1 on the first day of the New York State Wrestling Championships Friday in Albany. Pirraglia lost in the quarterfinals, dropping him into the wrestlebacks where he won his lone match.  (more…)

02/27/14 8:00pm
02/27/2014 8:00 PM
Shoreham-Wading River senior Dom Pirraglia (top) will wrestle in the 182-pound bracket of the state tournament beginning Friday.

Shoreham-Wading River senior Dom Pirraglia (top) will wrestle in the 182-pound bracket of the state tournament beginning Friday.

The New York State Wrestling Championships kick off Friday morning at Times Union Center in Albany. Shoreham-Wading River senior Dom Pirraglia will wrestle in the 182-pound bracket after earning an at-large bid to the tournament.  (more…)

02/20/14 7:00pm
02/20/2014 7:00 PM
Shoreham-Wading River senior Dom Pirraglia (top) recorded four pins en route to the 182-pound league title Saturday. (Bill Landon photo)

Shoreham-Wading River senior Dom Pirraglia (top) will compete at the state championship next weekend. (Bill Landon photo)

After finishing third in the Section XI Championships Sunday, Shoreham-Wading River senior Dominic Pirraglia received one of four at-large bids to the state championship in Albany.  (more…)

02/16/14 6:04pm
02/16/2014 6:04 PM

Shoreham-Wading River senior Dominic Pirraglia placed third in the county tournament at 182 pounds. (Joe Werkmeister photo)

SECTION XI CHAMPIONSHIPS

The final seconds ticked away in the third period and Shoreham-Wading River senior Mike Neidhart assumed his season and wrestling career were over. He was trailing 1-0 in his consolation final at 170 pounds, desperately trying to make a move on his opponent. (more…)

02/15/14 12:00pm
02/15/2014 12:00 PM
Shoreham junior James Szymanski won his first league title at 120 points. (Bill Landon photo)

Shoreham junior James Szymanski won both his matches Friday on the first day of the county tournament. (Bill Landon file photo)

Three Shoreham-Wading River wrestlers and one Riverhead wrestler advanced Friday into the semifinals of the Section XI Tournament.

All four will be vying for their first county title Sunday when the tournament resumes at Hofstra University. (more…)

02/10/14 5:53pm
02/10/2014 5:53 PM
DANIEL DE MATO FILE PHOTO | Ed Matyka of Riverhead, right, pinned North Babylon's Dav Meile-Estrella at 2 minutes 16 seconds of the 113-pound final for his second North Fork Invitational title in three years last month.

DANIEL DE MATO FILE PHOTO | Ed Matyka of Riverhead, right, pinned North Babylon’s Dav Meile-Estrella at 2 minutes 16 seconds of the 113-pound final for his second North Fork Invitational title in three years last month.

LEAGUE IV CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Riverhead High School wrestling coach, Wade Davey, likes to break down the season into three parts. First, there are the early-season tournaments before Christmas. Then the league dual-meet season kicks into gear. The third phase of the season starts with the league tournaments, continues with the county tournament and then culminates with the state championships.  (more…)

02/08/14 10:07pm
02/08/2014 10:07 PM

Shoreham-Wading River senior Dom Pirraglia (top) recorded four pins en route to the 182-pound league title Saturday. (Bill Landon photo)

LEAGUE VI CHAMPIONSHIP

In his first three years on the varsity for Shoreham-Wading River, James Szymanski was a two-time all-league wrestler. Last year, he placed fifth at the county tournament.

For all he’s accomplished in his career, a league title still eluded him after two runner-up finishes the past two years. (more…)