As Mattituck wrestler Tomasz Filipkowski put the finishing touches on a three-peat, the wrestling team captured its first county championship in program history.
The wrestling team captured the Division II title as 13 wrestlers secured places among the top four of their weight class, helping the Tuckers collect 233 1/2 points.
The Tuckers edged defending champion Bayport-Blue Point, who tallied 203. Filipkowski pinned teammate Sal Loverde in the 170-pound final to win his third straight county title.
Senior Chris Baglivi and junior Bobby Becker also won county titles to earn spots at the state championship. “This year was something special,” Mattituck coach Cory Dolson said after the team’s county title.
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