CHAMINADE DEFEATS
ST. ANTHONY'S, 49-24
    Chaminade HS (22-4), defeated rival St. Anthony's, 49-24, in front of a capacity crowd at "The House of Noise,'" which marks the end of an era for Chaminade wrestling. The Flyers will moved to the state-of-the-art Athletic Activity Center next season. Chaminade won 10 of the 15 bouts contested and were lead by senior captain, Doug Witzenbocker (33-4, 99 career wins), who defeated sophomore Pat Fiorvanti (17-5), 8-5, in the 145-pound bout. Witzenbocker opened the scoring with a low single and added a fireman's carry to take a 4-1 lead after the first period. Fiorvanti battled back with a pair of escapes and used a snap/spin takedown to close the gap, but Witzenbocker added another takedown for the 8-5 decision. Other Flyer standouts were Anthony Piazza (28-4) who recorded a fall at the 3:29 mark in the 140-pound class, junior Carl Petrocelli (23-7) with an 11-1 major decision at 152 and Brendan Fowler (28-7) who won by forfeit at 215 pounds. St. Anthony's attempted a comeback  with two consecutive falls, by Rick Randazzo (21-6) who had a first period pin at 103 and a second period fall by two-time state medalist, Stephen Russ (23-2) at 119 pounds. Russ scored on a single leg takedown, along with a high crotch to take a comfortable 6-1 lead, he then used his cradle and registered the fall at 3:08 over freshman,Troy Sampson (32-6), to bring the team score to 33-18. Other Friars who turned in victories were, Joe Calderone (25-6), with a 6-4 decision at 125, and Ed Cella (22-3) who used a barrage of double leg takedowns and recorded a fall at 4:10 in the 189-pound bout.

MAT NOTES...
   The dual started at 160 pounds and Chaminade won five of the first six weight classes and received three forfeit wins. Chaminade head coach, George Dlugolonski, now has a remarkable 402-125-3 career dual meet record during his 34-year tenure. An alumni reception was held after the meet and some of the notables in attendance were; wrestler/coach Kieran Griffin, versatile upperweight Matt Rossano (1989), members of the Sampson Family and  Dion Visconti (1991), who had a stellar career with 105 victories, along with 89 falls and finished as a two-time NYS place-winner. Chaminade and St. Anthony's, along with dual meet champion, Kellenberg, St. John the Baptist and Holy Trinity will meet in the Nassau-Suffolk CHSAA League Tournament, this Sunday at St. Anthony's HS beginning at 9:30 am.


                               
CHAMINADE  49    ST. ANTHONY'S 24

   
96- Ryan Neugabauer (Cham) dec. Chris Brienza, 4-0.
  
103- Rick Randazzo (SA) pinned Richard Skinner, 1:00.
  
112- Matt Ouelette (Cham) won by forfeit.
  
119- Stephen Russ (SA) pinned Troy Sampson, 3:08.
  
125- Robert Rooney (Cham) dec. Sam D'April, 2-1.
  
130- Joe Calderone (SA) dec. Pat Prezosio, 6-4.
  
135- Mike Impellizer (SA) dec. Joe Petrone, 2-1.
  
140- Anthony Piazza (Cham) pinned Peter Abbate, 3:29.
  
145- Doug Witzenbocker (Cham) dec. Patrick Fiorvanti, 8-5.
  
152- Carl Petrucelli (Cham) dec. Colin Pryor, 11-1.
  
160- Joe Maggio (Cham) pinned Matt Terry, 1:52.
  
171- Dan Ramirez (Cham) pinned Chris Alberto, 3:49.
  
189- Ed Cella (SA) pinned Erik Walordy, 4:10.
   215- Brendan Fowler (Cham) won by forfeit.
  
275- Chris Manley (Cham) won by forfeit.
Chaminade's Anthony Piazza works his double leg to a lift against Peter Abbate. Piazza won the 140 pound bout by a fall and Chaminade went on to take the dual 49-24.
St.Anthony's Stephen Russ controls Chaminade's Troy Sampson in the 119 lbs. match, which Russ won by a pin.