It had been six years between county champions for Riverhead when Ed Matyka pulled off an improbable comeback in the Section XI Championships in February 2015. Matyka, then a senior, went on to place fourth in the state and earned all-American honors. READ
Tom Riccio’s connection to wrestling is long and multifaceted. Riccio, who will celebrate his 75th birthday in January, has a 62-year involvement in the sport as a wrestler, official or coach. This coming April he will have another wrestling identity: National Wrestling Hall of Fame member. READ
On Thursday, we presented former Shoreham-Wading River wrestler James Suarez with our first Sports Person of the Year award at a ceremony at Martha Clara Vineyards. This is the video we screened during the ceremony and the original announcement from January. READ
Standing with the confidence befitting someone of his impressive standing, Tanner Zagarino looked determined and ready to do something no other Mattituck/Greenport/Southold high school wrestler has done before.
As Zagarino stepped onto the mat Saturday afternoon at Times Union Center in Albany for his Division II semifinal at 195 pounds, he represented Mattituck’s last chance to send a wrestler into the finals of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Championships for the first time. Hopes were high. READ