12/16/14 4:59pm
12/16/2014 4:59 PM
Riverhead senior Ed Matyka (right), pictured at the North Fork Invitational last year, is second-ranked in the county this season at 120. (Credit: Daniel De Mato, file)

Riverhead senior Ed Matyka (right), pictured at the North Fork Invitational last year, is second-ranked in the county this season at 120. (Credit: Daniel De Mato, file)

Riverhead coach Wade “Rocky” Davey isn’t in the business of making predictions just yet. But it wouldn’t be far-fetched to see the Blue Waves as a team capable of producing multiple all-county wrestlers this season.

It’s been five years since Riverhead had more than one all-county wrestler, defined as a top-six finish in the county tournament.  (more…)

12/11/14 2:00pm
12/11/2014 2:00 PM
Shoreham-Wading River junior Jack Taddeo bumps up to wrestle 145 this year, where enters seeded second in the preseason rankings. (Credit: Bill Landon, file)

Shoreham-Wading River junior Jack Taddeo bumps up to wrestle 145 this year, where enters seeded second in the preseason rankings. (Credit: Bill Landon, file)

Had James Szymanski competed in nearly any other county last year, his season would have ended in Albany, competing at the state championships at Times Union Center. He likely would have stood on the podium, an all-state wrestler.

But even for a superb wrestler like Szymanski, a Shoreham-Wading River High School senior who recently signed with the University of North Carolina, navigating through the Section XI Tournament can prove hazardous. Szymanski’s third-place finish in the county tournament last year left him at the mercy of an at-large bid to the state tournament. And even with a 47-3 record, that bid never came.  (more…)

11/25/2014 2:00 PM
Eleven Shoreham-Wading River student-athletes signed to continue playing their sports in college next year. (Credit: SWR schools)

Eleven Shoreham-Wading River student-athletes signed to continue playing their sports in college next year. The signees were: (seated, from left): Alex Hutchins, Madison Dwyer, Emily DeGennaro, James Szymanski and Caitlin Mirabell; (standing, from left) Lauren Daly, Manuela Cortes, Christian Clarkin, Ryan Bray, Steven Weindler and Jack Zukowski. (Credit: SWR schools)

From gymnastics to lacrosse, Shoreham-Wading River was well represented during the early signing period.

Eleven students signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers in college next year, highlighted by three students signing to major Division I programs.  (more…)

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…)