By Jim & Tony Nordland

     Chaminade HS won the Nassau-Suffolk CHSAA League Championships as they tallied 376.5 points to defeat rival St Anthony's, who finished with 320.5 points before 868 fans at the state-of-the-art Athletic Activity Center in Mineola. Rounding out the team scores was Kellenberg (221.5), Holy Trinity (161), St. John the Baptist (116) and St. Dominic's with 17 points. The Flyers crowned six champions and were led by senior Ryan Conway (101 career wins) who defeated Kellenberg's Andrew Pappas (30-8), 8-6, to capture the 135-pound title. Also claiming crowns for the host team were Justin Armstrong, who had an exciting 6-4 overtime victory at 119, Joe Petrone (145), Carl Petrucelli (152), junior Joe Maggio who recorded a third period fall to garner the 171-pound championship and Alex Erickson at 189 pounds. The Friars captured five titles and were led by OSW winner, senior Mike Impellizeri who posted a first period fall over Chaminade sophomore Troy Sampson (35-4) in the 125-pound class. Other Friar champions included a pair of freshmen, Chris Brienza (96) and Division II state finalist  Grant Greene (28-2) at 112, along with Brandon Meisner (130) and tough Joe Calderone,  at 140 pounds. Both Greene and Calderone also registered first period falls en route to their respective championships. Kellenberg junior John Tanner was involved in a wild 13-12 decsion for the 103-pound crown and teammate Ricky Derival secured a pin at the 1:33 mark for the 285-pound championship. Other weight class winners were Holy Trinity's Jules Doliscar (160) and Mark Arnold from the St. John the Baptist at 215 pounds.

   Chaminade head coach George Dlugolonski now has a remarkable 422-128-3 career dual meet record during his 35-year tenure and received the Coach-of-the-Year Award. The Flyers (22-3 dual meet record) now have won 24 league titles and will send 20 wrestlers to the CHSAA State Championships next weekend at Chaminade HS. Claiming the Most Pins Award was St. Anthony's Joe Calderone , a senior, who posted three falls in an aggregate time of 3 minutes and 49 seconds en route to the 140-pound championship.


96-Chris Brienza (St.Anthony's) pinned Tyler McGann (St.A), 3:53.
103-John Tanner (Kellenberg) dec. Jonathan Randazzo (St.A), 13-12.
112-Grant Greene (St.A) pinned Mike Jones (Chaminade), 1:44.
119-Justin Armstrong (Cham) dec. Matt Bohack (Kell), 6-4 OT.
125-Mike Impellizeri (St.A) pinned Troy Sampson (Cham), 1:43.
130-Brandon Meisner (St.A) major dec. Brandon Ayala (St.A), 16-7.
135-Ryan Conway (Cham) dec. Andrew Pappas (Kell), 8-6.
140-Joe Calderone (St.A) pinned Doug Kropp (Kell), 1:21.
145-Joe Petrone (Cham) dec. Frank Loiacano (St. John the Baptist), 7-2.
152-Carl Petrocelli (Cham) tech.fall James O'Brien (Kell), 15-0.
160-Jules Doliscar (Holy Trinity) pinned Hector Ferrari (Kell), 3:31.
171-Joe Maggio (Cham) pinned Matt Terry (St.A), 5:24.
189-Alex Erickson (Cham) dec. Anthony White (HTrinity), 5-1.
215-Mark Arnold (St. John's) pinned Dom Acevedo (Cham), 2:51.
285-Ricky Derival (Kell) pinned Nick Auriema (St.A), 1:33.
John Tanner (on top)
Grant Greene (underneath)
Troy Sampson
Brandon Meisner
Andrew Pappas
Chaminade's Ryan Conway works to turn Kellenberg's Ariel Dominquez in semifinal action from the Nassau-Suffolk Catholic High School Championships which the Flyers won. Conway won his 100th match here and went on to capture the 135-pound title in the new Chaminade Athletic Center.