|ST. ANTHONY'S WINS THE NSCHSAA TOURNAMENT OVER CHAMINADE|
|St. Anthony's Chris Brienza is in on a double against Kellenberg's Chris Vono. Brienza won this 103 pound final with a 21-4 technical fall as St. Anthony's took the team title. Click here for more pictures...|
| NSCHSAA LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
By Jim & Tony Nordland
St.Anthony's dominated the competition at the NSCHSAA League Championships as they tallied 456 points to outdistance runner-up Chaminade (304) and Kellenberg (273). The Friars were led by reigning state champion Grant Greene (30-2) who posted three falls, including a 35 second pancake takedown in the finals, and captured the 119-pound class. Other All-State performers included senior Chris Brienza (39-1) who registered an 21-4 tech fall at 103 and Jimmy Morris (38-3) who used a tight spiral half to flatten his opponent at the 2:28 mark at 112 pounds. Other standout champions for the Friars were Jamel Hudson (130), Brandon Meisner (38-6) at 160 and Jon Desir (285). Hudson scored with his lightning quick double leg takedown and secured a third period fall, Meisner used a half nelson for a first period fall and Desir threw a hip toss for a 12 second fall for the league title.
Chaminade emerged with three winners; Troy Sampson (29-4) at 140, Jon Faglione (125) and unbeaten Brendan Fowler (27-0) at 215 pounds. Sampson used a series of single leg takedowns for a solid 9-3 verdict, Faglione posted a 5-0 shutout and Fowler scored with a double leg takedown and later executed a switch to a bar arm and secured a second period fall en route to the gold medal. The Flyers also had four runners-up; Glenn McKenna (119), Mark Vessio (145), Rob Chisena (152) and Drew deLannoy (171). DeLannoy dropped a 4-2 overtime decision to Kellenberg's Tom Re.
St. Anthony's coach Tony Walters, now in his 15th season, hopes to dethrone defending team champions Monsignor Farrell at the CHSAA Championships next weekend. The tournament will be hosted by the Friars and is scheduled for Sunday & Monday, February 14th-15th.
| NASSAU/SUFFOLK CHSAA TOURNAMENT
96- Pat Skinner (Kell) pinned Nick Ronan (St.A), 1:24.
103- Chris Brienza (St.A) tech fall Chris Vono (Kell), 21-4.
112- Jimmy Morris (St.A) pinned Nick McKenna (SJB), 1:59.
119- Grant Greene (St.A) pinned Glenn McKenna (Cham), :35
125- Jon Faglione (Cham) dec. Zach Indovino (Kell), 5-0.
130- Jamel Hudson (St.A) pinned Tom Scurti (St.A), 5:17.
135- Tom White (St.A) dec. Aaron Spector (St.A), 3-1OT.
140- Troy Sampson (Cham) dec. Paul Kelly (St.A), 9-3.
145- Anthony Alesandro (Kell) dec. Mark Vessio (Cham), 5-4.
152- Mike Fodera (St.A) dec. Robert Chisena (Cham), 6-4.
160- Brandon Meisner (St.A) pinned Joe Sgro (Kell), 1:36.
171- Tom Re (Kell) dec. Drew deLannoy (Cham). 4-2 OT.
189- Paul Alessandri (St.A) won by forfeit Rob Sweitzer (St.A)
215- Brendan Fowler (Cham) pinned Jason Sullivan (St.A), 3:51.
285- Jon Desir (St.A) pinned Chris Bargeon (Kell), :12.
MOW- Brendan Fowler (Chaminade) - 215
PINS- Mike Rizzo (Chaminade) -130- 3 in 2:47
COACH of the YEAR- Tony Walters (St. Anthony's)
1.St. Anthony's (456)
4.St. John the Baptist (78.5)
5.Holy Trinity (74)