While most parents mingled around the start and finish lines during a cross country race, Debbie Riccio Giordano was always on the lookout for her father. As she navigated the middle of a 3.1-mile course as a student at Rocky Point High School, Thomas Riccio would pop out of the woods, seemingly out of nowhere, yelling words of encouragement to his daughter. READ
A plan to reconfigure and renovate the Shoreham-Wading River School District’s fitness center and auxiliary gym drew mixed reaction from wrestlers and senior citizens at last Tuesday’s board meeting. READ
Lucharitos restaurants and Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. teamed up to host LuchaRumble Sunday.
The event featured eight matches with wrestlers from the Long Island group Fight the World Wrestling. Wrestling fans watched in awe as bodies flipped and crashed in the ring at the Peconic brewery. Fans had the chance to enjoy wrestling-themed food and drinks.
Check out photos from the event below and read more here.
Photos by Bill Landon (more…)
Marc LaMaina and Kevin Sage were reminiscing about the days of watching their wrestling heroes compete at the American Legion in Greenport.
Mr. LaMaina, the owner of Lucharitos restaurants, and Mr. Sage, general manager of the Greenport location, said they’d both been wrestling fans since they were kids.
Together, they came up with an idea: Create an event to bring wrestling back to the North Fork. (more…)
Losing is as much a part of wrestling as winning. For every match there’s a winner and a loser.
“Wrestling teaches you to overcome adversity and deal with pressure,” said Shoreham-Wading River coach Joe Condon.
Two of his wrestlers, who have done a good deal of winning this season, ultimately had to deal with defeat Friday night in the L. Robert “Doc” Fallot Section XI Division II Championships at Center Moriches High School. READ
Going from hunter to hunted is a big change. Connor Pearce likes it.
That metamorphosis in Pearce’s wrestling career took place last season when the Shoreham-Wading River High School wrestler won the Suffolk County Division II championship at 113 pounds and went on to compete in his first state tournament. It was an experience to remember. READ
Malachi Boisseau doesn’t waste time. When the whistle blows to start a wrestling match, he goes right to work, bringing energy and a sense of extreme urgency. He wants to end the match in the first period, and for good reason.
“His biggest strength is the first period,” Mattituck/Greenport/Southold coach Cory Dolson said. “His biggest weakness is the third period.” READ
When numbers are down like this, it can be a challenge not to get down.
Riverhead High School has a small enough wrestling team as it is with numbers, so when a spate of injuries struck the Blue Waves, they really hurt. READ