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Generals Wrestling News

MacArthur Beats Mepham, Hosting Qualifiers February 2

The MacArthur wrestling team took beat the Mepham Pirates on Jan. 16 by the score of 57-18. The Generals registered five pins in the match, none being bigger than Mike Marrero’s pin over #1 ranked Louis Hernandez. The Generals kept the momentum to win two days later, as the Generals took the league title against Long Beach High School. 

MacArthur 57, Mepham 18

195 - Naim Al-Qaadir (Mac) pinned Corey Heller (Mep) 3:27

220 - Anthony Maltese (Mep) pinned Nick Cuciti (Mac) 3:41

285 - Doug Hughes (Mac) by FFT 

99 - Joel Zambrano (Mep) dec. Travis Cooksey (Mac) 7-5

106 - Vincent Thron (Mac) dec. Jamie Dunn (Mep) 5-4

113 - Michael Brown (Mac) pinned Albert Hernandez (Mep) 1:27

120 - Christopher Cataldo (Mac) pinned John Sherlock (Mep) 3:58

126 - Justin Cooksey (Mac) pinned Connor Garet (Mep) 0:38

132 - Tom Mauro (Mep) pinned Anthony Boccasini (Mac) 4:30

138 - Robert Bennett (Mac) by FFT 

145 - Sal Randazzo (Mac) md. Matt Assael (Mep) 9-0

152 - Michael Marrero (Mac) pinned Louis Hernandez (Mep) 3:40

160 - Steven Schneider (Mac) TF Tyler Clougher (Mep) 0:00 15-0

170 - Dan Tracy (Mep) dec. Jeremy Hughes (Mac) 5-1

182 - Joey Tangredi (Mac) dec. Shane Agostino (Mep) 10-4

 MacArthur Wrestling Senior Appreciation Night

On Jan. 18, Coach Paletta announced the names of eleven senior wrestlers;  Niem Al-Qaadir, Robert Bennett, Anthony Boccassini, Christopher Cataldo, James Evans, Jefferson Lopez, Mike Marrero, Anthony Mendes, Justin Perez,  Waiss Rustermi, Joseph Tangredi who will be moving on to their next chapter of life. The senior boys and their parents were congratulated during the beginning of the match against MacArthur’s rivals, Long Beach. 

The boys’ parents participation was well recognized during the ceremony as the young men honored their mothers with a flower of thanks. The night was a huge success for MacArthur beating Long Beach. This win clinched the league title for MacArthur with a team score of 47 - 15. The above named seniors will be sorely missed next year on MacArthur’s mats and will join the elite group of alumnus. Once a General always a General. 

Congratulations to Steven Schneider for placing third and Justin Cooksey placing eighth in the Eastern States Championship in Sullivan County.  

MacArthur Wrestling Alumni Match: Saturday, Jan. 19 

MacArthur 66, East Meadow 9

MacArthur 50, Hewlett 23

A special thanks to Sal’s Place at 1495 Hicksville Road, in North Massapequa for hosting the informal get together after the matches. MacArthur is on a roll and will be hosting the Nassau Qualifiers on Saturday, Feb. 2. Come on down to MacArthur High School to cheer them on.

News

Residents are in a fervor over Nassau County’s recent decision to remove 176 oak trees along a mile-and-a-half stretch of Seaman’s Neck Road.

 

“It’s outrageous,” said local resident Lee Gardner. “It changed the entire landscape.”

 

Like most of her neighbors, Gardner said she was shocked, since the county did not notify residents. 

Nassau County drivers are up in arms due to the recent implementation of school zone speed cameras, which have issued numerous violations since they were installed just weeks ago. The source of residents beef with the county’s speed cameras stems from the cameras issuing speed violations even when school wasn’t in session.

 

Director of Nassau County Traffic Safety Chris Mistron said that while some residents were taken by surprise, summer school hours are still considered a violation period. 


Sports

Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its fourth tournament on Thursday Aug. 7. We had 33 golfers and a record 8  who scored under 40.  Low overall score was won by newcomer Ed Hyne with an impressive 33, his second low net in a row. Charlie Acerra scored a solid 35, and won low overall net with a 26; his best score in 4 years.

 

Competition on the nine-hole course is divided into two divisions. Flight A is for players with a handicap of 13 or lower. Flight B is for players with a handicap of 14 or more.  The league is a 100 % handicap league. Any man 55 years or older is eligible for membership. We have many openings for this year, and you can sign up anytime throughout the the season. The league meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m., but the formal tournament dates are only the first and third Thursday of the month through late October. We will have a final luncheon with prizes on our last meeting.

Golfer Annie Park, 19, of Levittown came close at the U.S. Women’s Amateur tourney, but missed the cut, finishing at 149, 9 strokes over par and just one stroke away from the match-play cut-off. 

 

“I couldn’t make any putts, so then I had more pressure into my shots to get it closer,” Park said, “but obviously that’s not going to work.”


Calendar

Island Trees Board of Education - August 20

Theatre: The Normal Heart - August 22

KC and the Sunshine Band - August 23


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
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Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
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