Sports

Yorktown’s Perry Places Third at Eastern States

1d651bb2e5975086cc7d_47537_-001.JPG
Yorktown’s Chris Perry placed third at 99 pounds at the Eastern States Classic.
1d651bb2e5975086cc7d_47537_-001.JPG

LOCH SHELDRAKE, N.Y.— Yorktown had two of its wrestlers stand out at the 15th annual Eastern States Classic in Chris Perry, who placed third at 99 pounds and Patrick Patierno, who went 2-2 at 145 pounds.

“Placing third at Eastern States was a great feeling,” Perry said. “I had a lot of tough matches and I am glad I was able to place.”

Perry said concentrating on the task at hand played a major role in his success at Sullivan Community College on Jan. 13-14.

Sign Up for E-News

“What enabled me to take third today was taking it one match at a time,” Perry said. “I never looked past the match I was about to wrestle.”

Lakeland/Panas’ wrestling squad overcame visiting Ardsley/Dobbs Ferry in a dual meet 42-30 on Jan.11.

“What enabled us to win as a team is our attitude on the mat that our coaches have been emphasizing, which is to be working every second of the match,” Lakeland/Panas senior captain Richie Shaw said. “And as coach [Anthony] Whitehouse says, ‘Impose your will.’”

Shaw won his match when he defeated Yousef Shahbain by a 5-1 decision in a 126-pound contest.

“The key to winning my match today was the drilling we have done in practice,” Shaw said. “I had a rehearsed plan and stuck to it.”

Shaw thought Michael Portella, who was very impressive in an exhibition victory, and Kevin Moore, who pinned his opponent in 1:48 at 182 pounds, stood out for the Rebels against Ardsley-Dobbs Ferry.

“Today the effort that stood out the most was shown by Micheal Portella, who won by a pin,” Shaw said. “Mike has made an amazing amount of improvement and his hard work paid off today. I can speak for the team, and say just how proud we are of Mike’s performance. Also Kevin Moore dominated on the mat today and as always showed how ready he is to impose his will on opponents.”

Daniel Salazar (160, forfeit), Nick DeSantis (170, forfeit), Patrick Hickey (220, forfeit), Brandon DiDomenico (113, forfeit), Ryan Ocasio (120, pin in 1:23) and Justin Rosario (132, decision 2-1) also were victorious.

DiDomenico (2-2 at 113) and Moore (0-2 at 170) competed in the Eastern States Classic at Sullivan Community College.

Lakeland/Panas had most of its wrestlers participate in the Hendrick Hudson Sailor Classic on Jan. 14, with Ryan Ocasio (2-2) placing sixth at 120 pounds and Richie Shaw (2-2) finishing eighth at 126 pounds.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Yorktown

God Is Just! Schneiderman Is Out!

Whenever you doubt that God is just, remember last Monday. That is the day New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned.

As you know, I have had him in my sights for a long time. He has squandered our tax dollars with more than 100 lawsuits against the Trump administration. Plus, his lawsuits against Big Oil and trying to nullify our double jeopardy laws. Most will go nowhere as ...

A Scientific Look at Decision-Making

Seven years ago, when I first began sharing my thoughts with you, I posed the question: What are the neurological mechanics of decision-making? I was referring not only to decisions about our actions, but also to the method by which we form our beliefs and preferences, political and otherwise. What inspired that inquiry, at that time, was my observation that our nation was increasingly polarized ...

Bias in Media, in Me, in You

While listening to an interview with a voter on my car radio, I thought I had excess ear wax that obstructed my hearing. The voter (whose name is Bruce) said this about one of the qualifications that a Senate or House candidate must have to earn his vote: “I don’t want anyone with ideas. We have enough of those already.”

I’m a journalist and have been one my entire ...

Cross My Legs and Hope to Die

One morning, I had a big cup of coffee as I usually do, and then I got in the car and drove 40 minutes to a clothing store I had been curious to check out. I don’t normally drive 40 minutes to go shopping, but since I am a stay-at-home mom and everyone knows we stay-at-home moms just spend our time shopping and eating bonbons, I figured, “What the hey.”

Having had the ...

Don’t Mix Politics with Business

May 17, 2018

When every year is an election year, it’s hard to avoid “talking” politics—but business leaders need to try.

The problem is that talking politics changes relationships. You quickly go from business owner or salesperson to Democrat, Republican, etc.

Putting a political sign in front of your business is a clear sign (literally) of your views. Not only do you tell your ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, May 23, 8:00 AM

Mercy College, Yorktown Heights

Business Enterprise and Employment Opportunity ...

Business & Finance

Fri, May 25, 10:30 AM

Yorktown Community Cultural Center, YORKTOWN HEIGHTS

Tai Chi for Women with Cancer

Health & Wellness

Sat, May 26, 12:00 PM

Club Fit, Jefferson Valley

Yoga for Women with Cancer

Health & Wellness

Yorktown Youth Soccer Club Roundup

May 18, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown’s Girls U9 Team, the Hurricanes, defeated the Poughkeepsie Fireflies with a 1-0 win at Hunterbrook Field in Yorktown.

Hurricane’s goalies Cameron Parise and Avery Pugliese shut out the Poughkeepsie offense with several key saves. Yorktown controlled the ball throughout the game with outstanding performances by midfielders Samantha Nastasi, Macey ...