HAUPPAUGE WINS SUFFOLK CHAMPIONSHIPS


    Hauppauge won their second Suffolk County team title (their first was in 1999) with 167.5 points to finish ahead of Suffolk dual meet champion John Glenn (122) and Sachem East (118.5). The Eagles were led by two titlists, freshman Jake Silverstein (39-3) at 106 and head coach Chris Messina's nephew Francisco Bisono (37-4) at 170, along with seven county place-winners. Hauppauge's defending state champion Chris Mauriello (39-3, 201-20) was edged by John Glenn's Brandon Aviles (45-1, 166-32) who scored with a first period double leg takedown and emerged with a 4-3 victory in the 160-pound bout. Three-time state champion and Oklahoma State bound Nick Piccininni (39-2, 22-5) of Ward Melville overcame an ankle injury and won five bouts en route to the 126-pound title. State finalists Adam Busiello (40-1) of ESM at 99, Jesse Dellavecchia (41-0), of EI at 132, Jakob Restrepo (47-0) of Sachem East at 152 and Vin Feola (38-3) of Whitman at 220 are won titles. Two-time state placer and LI's winningest wrestler Tommy Dutton (45-0, 257-28) of Rocky Point used a barrage of takedowns and tilts en route to the 145-pound crown. Huntington's John Arceri (38-1) captured his third Suffolk title and OSW Ed Matyka (Riverhead) had the most entertaining bout of the finals. Matyka (42-4) rallied from a 5-0 deficit with a third period switch and tight overhead cradle to knot the match at 5-5 against top-seeded Ben Tepperman (Hauppauge). In the overtime stanza Matyka struck quickly with a double leg takedown and eked out an exciting 7-5 OT win to claim the 120-pound crown. Other winners were state medalists Mike D'Angelo (44-1) of Commack who posted four solid bouts at 138, David Hamil (42-1) of DP at 182, along with junior Christian Araneo (39-1) of WM at 195, and Sean Dee of Sachem East. Dee (45-3) edged returning county champion Edwin Rubio (37-1) of JG with an overtime clasp point to earn the 285-pound class.


   Mattituck won their third consecutive team title at the Suffolk County Division II Championships. They were paced by champions Jack Bokina (99) and James Hoeg (160). The DeVincenzo brothers of Port Jefferson earned county crowns, as returning state king Matteo (37-0, 108-3) at 120 and state placer Tristin (135 wins) at 132, won their respective weight classes. The MOW and Champion of Champions was Ralph Oswald of Hampton Bays who claimed the 152-pound title.

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