Suffolk Dual Meet champion Rocky Point edged defending Suffolk team champion, Hauppauge, 230.5 to 215.5 points to claim the League V Championship title held at Hauppauge HS. Coach Darren Goldstein, now in his 12th year, had the Eagles primed for the championship, as they garnered four champions. Winning titles were Anthony Sciotto (27-2) at 99, Anthony Cirillo (29-1) with a first period pin over Dane Mendoza (30-7) of Westhampton at 113, Jack Gold (32-6) at 132, and unbeaten CJ Archer (33-0) who won the 138-pound class.
Hauppauge also crowned four winners including 2014 state champion Chris Mauriello (37-1) who earned his sixth league title at 152 pounds and state finalist Jake Silverstein (32-3) who posted a solid 5-0 decision over King Park's Rich Gomez (29-8) at 120. Hauppauge's veteran coach Chris Messina, 34 years at the helm, also had league champions with county runner-up Ben Tepperman (34-4), who defeated highly-touted Nick Forte (29-3) of Kings Park, 11-5, for the in the 126-pound title and county finalist Marcus Bisono (29-4) who edged tough Dylan Zabbara (28-6), 4-2, at 170 pounds.
Reigning state champion Adam Busiello (106) of ESM turned in a 14-3 major decision over highly-regarded Nick Pagnotta (24-6) of Rocky Point in the final and upped his season record to 40-0, his older brother John (37-2) clamped his foe in 1:24 to claim 145-pound gold medal.
Other weight class champions were Claude Corbett (160) of Comsewogue, Westhampton's Dan McClure (32-3) who won the loaded the 182-pound bracket, East Islip's Shane Garcia (18-7) at 195, Eastport South Manor's Matt DeFrancis at 220 and Alex German(28-6) who nipped Hauppauge's John Munro (27-3), 3-2 overtime, for the 285-pound championship.
99- Anthony Sciotto (Rocky Point) d. Zach Redding (ESM) by forfeit
106- Adam Busiello (ESM) d. Nick Pagnotta (Rocky Pt) 14-3
113- Anthony Cirillo (Rocky Pt) pinned Dane Mendoza (Westhampton) 1:09
120- Jake Silverstein (Hauppauge) d. Rich Gomez (Kings Park) 5-0
126- Ben Tepperman (Haup) d. Nick Forte (KP) 11-5
132- Jack Gold (Rocky Pt) tech fall Darren Brophy (Haup) 3:34
138- CJ Archer (Rocky Pt) d. Dorian Albanese (KP) 6-3
145- John Busiello (ESM) pinned Liam McIntyre (West) 1:24
152- Chris Mauriello (Haup) inj.def. Scott Rementer (West) 1:10
160- Claude Corbett (Comsewogue) d. Steven Holder (Haup) 9-4
170- Marcus Bisono (Haup) d Dylan Zabbara (Rocky Pt) 4-2
182- Dan McClure (West) d. Rich Dailey (Haup) 3-1
195- Shane Garcia (East Islip) p. Kyle Strovink (Rocky Pt) 5:27
220- Matt DeFrancis (ESM) d. Dillon Roske (KP) 7-3
285- Alex German (ESM) d. John Munro (Haup) 3-2 OT
OSW AWARD: Chris Mauriello (Hauppauge) - 152 pounds
MOST PINS: Shane Garcia (East Islip) - 195 pounds - 4/8 minutes
1. Rocky Point (230.5 points)
2. Hauppauge (215.5)
3. Eastport-South Manor (148.5)
4. Kings Park (146)
5. Westhampton (117)
6. Harborfields (79)
7. East Islip (73)
8. Comsewogue (51.5)
Dorian Albanese of Kings Park works his half to a :52 second fall in the 132 pound semifinals.
John Busiello secures his takedown over Kings Park's JC Broeme in the semifinals. The frst seeded Busiello picked up the fall and won the 145 pound weight.
Top ranked Chris Mauriello of Hauppauge attacks Ryan Doyle of Kings Park. Mauriello won this 152 pound semifinal and took home his sixth league title with an injury default in the finals.
Jake Silverman of Hauppauge controls William Romero of Rocky Point en route to a 14-2 decision in the 120 pound semifinals.
Westhampton's Dan McClure lifts Sam Schuyler of Kings Park en route to an 8-2 decision in the 182 pound semifinals.
Hauppauge's Ben Tepperman picks up a fall in the 126 pound semifinals.
Rocky Point's Anthony Cirillo sets up a head and arm throw to a fall over Westhampton's Matt Tanzman in the semifinals. Cirillo went on to win the 113 pound title.
Rocky Point's CJ Archer works this throw to a :29 second fall in the 138 pound semifinals. Archer went on to claim the gold.
Rocky Point's Jack Gold (left) squares off with teammate Bobby Casazza in the semifinals. Gold took the 132 pound championship.
ROCKY POINT TOPS HAUPPAUGE
IN LEAGUE V CHAMPIONSHIPS
Rocky Point's Dylan Zabbara works his overhead cradle against Mark Malico. Zabbara won this 170 pound semifinal 4-2.