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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

In response to the county’s fly-by-night decision to remove 176 old oak trees along Seaman’s Neck Road, earlier this month, New York State Sen. Kemp Hannon has issued a letter to Nassau County Department of Public Works Commissioner Shila Shah-Gavnoudias regarding constituents’ concerns with the appearance of the roadway.

In his letter, Hannon asks Commissioner Shah-Gavnoudias if the removal of the trees were under the jurisdiction of LIPA or PSEG.

“If not, I would like to know who made the decision to remove these trees and why,” Hannon states. “I request you review this case and take whatever course of action necessary.”

U.S. Navy Veteran Richard Meyerowitz of Levittown joined the military in 1962, enlisting straight out of high school. While he would never see combat, Meyerowitz served as a boilerman aboard the U.S.S. Dewey amid the United States’ blockade of Cuba.

“They gave us our orders,” Meyerowitz said, “turn any vessels away. If not, blow ‘em out of the water.”

During the blockade, Meyerowitz said he only encountered one ship, which they warned to turn back. Just a kid at the time, Meyerowitz said it didn’t occur to him at the time, how the country could have been on the verge of nuclear war.


Sports

Christopher Joseph of Levittown was recently selected to play on the United States world university hockey team in Italy this year. A 2009 MacArthur High School graduate, Joseph was captain of his high school team for two seasons, leading them to two championships. Joseph would later go on to play junior hockey for New York Apple Core and the New Jersey Rockets junior ‘A’ team.

Joseph’s parents, Hal and Theresa, along with his brother Robert and sister Kristin said they are very proud of Christopher’s accomplishments and are cheering him on as he heads off to Italy.

Farmingdale State College had four players named to the 2014 D3baseball.com All-New York Team. Senior outfielder Edward Bergmann of East Meadow, earned First Team honors, while junior shortstop Anthony Alvino of Lindenhurst was named to the Second Team. Junior outfielder Michael Marino of Franklin Square and sophomore pitcher Alex Weingarten of East Rockaway also earned Third Team honors this year.

Bergmann batted a team-leading .421 this season and also led the Rams in hits (53), runs scored (42), doubles (8), on-base percentage (.503), stolen bases (30) and held a perfect fielding percentage. Nationally, Bergmann ranks 4th for stolen bases per game (0.88), 10th in stolen bases, 23rd in both on-base percentage and batting average and 29th in runs scored per game (1.21).


Calendar

BOE Planning Session

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Bad Seed Auditions

Thursday, Aug. 28

Close Encounters with Benevolent ETs

Friday, Aug. 29



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