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12/05/19 5:58am
12/05/2019 5:58 AM

Every time the Mattituck/Greenport/Southold wrestling team enters its training room for practice, the athletes see reminders of past success.

Coach Cory Dolson hopes that will rub off on the Tuckers this season as it aims for the Suffolk County League VIII championship and perhaps more glory down the line. READ

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11/19/19 5:55am
11/19/2019 5:55 AM

Unless a wrestler has experienced it, there really is no way for him to truly appreciate what the New York State wrestling championships are like. The tournament is essentially a multi-ring circus involving the state’s best high school wrestlers, mostly sectional champions, laying it all on the line under the glare of thousands in a large, loud arena.

Ethan Schmidt and Colby Suglia have both been there and done that. Now they want to do it again. READ

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02/26/19 5:43am
02/26/2019 5:43 AM

Colby Suglia and Ethan Schmidt have both been to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Wrestling Championships before — as spectators.

This time was different. This time the two Mattituck High School juniors were participants. And, yes, it’s a lot different when you’re on the mat, grappling with the best wrestlers in the state, nearly all of whom are sectional champions. READ

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02/08/19 11:37pm
02/08/2019 11:37 PM

Finishing as a county runner-up in wrestling is a nice achievement and something to be proud of, especially in Suffolk County, widely regarded as the top wrestling section in New York State.

And yet, at the same time, it’s awfully bittersweet coming so close to that top step on the podium.

Ethan Schmidt and Colby Suglia know the feeling well. Last year the Mattituck/Greenport/Southold wrestlers were both county runner-up finishers.

Now they know what it feels like to be county champions. READ

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01/09/19 8:32pm
01/09/2019 8:32 PM

Malachi Boisseau doesn’t waste time. When the whistle blows to start a wrestling match, he goes right to work, bringing energy and a sense of extreme urgency. He wants to end the match in the first period, and for good reason.

“His biggest strength is the first period,” Mattituck/Greenport/Southold coach Cory Dolson said. “His biggest weakness is the third period.” READ

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11/30/18 6:00am
11/30/2018 6:00 AM

Two poster-sized photos that are to be hung in the Mattituck High School wrestling room are a reminder of who Mattituck/Greenport/Southold no longer has. That is Jack and Luke Bokina, who last season became the first twins from Long Island to win state championships.

That’s a big hit, but it’s not the only one. READ

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01/18/18 9:21pm
01/18/2018 9:21 PM

Shawn Petretti straddled two worlds while sitting in the bleachers Thursday night. The Mattituck High School principal had more than a casual interest in the high school wrestling match between Shoreham-Wading River and Mattituck/Greenport/Southold. That’s because his sons, John Carl and Tristan, both wrestle for Shoreham.

It was an intriguing case of a principal watching his own flesh and blood wrestle against the team he himself once coached in the Mattituck building where he works. Talk about conflicted interests. READ