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    LI Winter Big 10: Wantagh still on top

    by Gregg Sarra on
    Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:12 PM

    Updated Sun, Feb 19, 2012 6:06 AM
    LI Winter Big 10: Wantagh still on top
    Photo by Photo by Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

    1. WANTAGH WRESTLING The Warriors won the Nassau tournament for the third time in four years. Jose Rodriguez (99 pounds, 40-0), Chris Araoz (120), Vinny Turano (126), and Danny McDevitt (138) all reached the finals with Rodriguez and McDevitt winning titles. The Warriors had 12 place-winners.

    2. EAST ISLIP GIRLS BOWLING The Redmen were flawless throughout the regular season and that dominance carried into the Suffolk championship on Feb. 5, when they dominated, dropping 6,469 pins. East Islip will compete in the state tournament on March 3 in Waverly, looking to improve on last year's third-place finish.

    3. WARD MELVILLE GIRLS FENCING The Patriots won their 10th straight Long Island Championship with a 14-5 win over Manhasset. Senior Demi Antipas went 2-0 in foil and sophomore Kacy Charpin went 3-0 in sabre. The victory gives Ward Melville 159 straight wins over the past 11 years, which is the third-longest winning streak in Long Island sports history.

    4. ST. ANTHONY’S ICE HOCKEY The Friars clinched the top seed in the CHSHL throughout the post-season. The Friars continue to dominate CHSHL opponents and are the lone undefeated team on Long Island at 14-0.

    5. GREAT NECK SOUTH BOYS SWIMMING The Rebels defeated Jericho, 122-64, to complete their fourth straight undefeated season in Nassau competition.

    6. UNIONDALE BOYS BASKETBALL The Knights closed out an unbeaten regular season with an 83-63 win, in which senior Shaquille Mosley scored 23 points and recorded the 1,000th point of his career. Top-seeded Uniondale will face No. 8 Freeport in the Class AA quarterfinals tomorrow.

    7. BAY SHORE GIRLS TRACK The Marauders made it 11 Suffolk large-school titles in 12 years with a come-from-behind win at Suffolk CC-Brentwood. Triple jumpers Anisa Toppin, Alexis Barrau, and Kelsey Palomino helped key the Bay Shore victory.

    8. WARD MELVILLE BOYS FENCING Ward Melville won its fifth straight Long Island Championship, beating Oyster Bay and are finally making their debut in the BIG 10. Senior Jay Petrie, who went 2-0 in foil, and junior Travis Quinn, who went 3-0 in sabre, led the Patriots to the big finish.

    9. ST. ANTHONY’S GIRLS BASKETBALL The Friars (18-4) pulled off a huge upset defeating Riverdale Baptist of Maryland, 49-48. Riverdale Baptist was ranked second in the country. The win got St. Anthony’s into the national rankings. The Friars are ranked No. 25 by USA Today and No. 48 by HoopGurlz. The Friars also extended their regular season league winning streak to 29 games with a 59-29 win over Sacred Heart to clinch the CHSAA title for the second consecutive season.

    10. LONGWOOD WRESTLING The Lions crowned four Suffolk champions at the county meet at Stony Brook University. Nick Hall won his second county title and joined Malik Rasheed, Corey Rasheed and Dylen Seybolt on the top of the winner’s platform as the Lions make their way into the BIG 10.

    On the outside looking in -- Plainview girls gymnastics, Garden City girls track, Bethpage girls gymnastics, Long Island Lutheran girls basketball, Brentwood wrestling, Harborfields boys basketball, Long Island Lutheran boys basketball.

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