Articles by

Paul Squire and Krysten Massa

10/07/16 11:14am

Former Shoreham-Wading River High School wrestler Kevin Meloni didn’t realize he had won his 100th career match last year until he paused to point to the crowd. There among the SWR contingent, Mr. Meloni recalled, was eighth-grader Nick Donnelly, a call-up to the varsity team who had placed third that day.

“I see this kid cheering, screaming,” Mr. Meloni said last week. “I see this big smile, him laughing, like, so happy.”

Then a senior, Mr. Meloni watched as Nick charged down the stands to embrace him. READ