"Perfect Hosts"

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Joe Calderone sets up for a pin to the encouragement of his coaches.
Joe Calderone sets up for a pin to the encouragement of his coaches.
Kevin Figueroa holds on in a tough match that will place him 6th in the County.
Kevin Figueroa holds on in a tough match that will place him 6th in the County.
Vincent Feola, only a sophomore, gained invaluable experience in the Counties.
Vincent Feola, only a sophomore, gained invaluable experience in the Counties.

The South Huntington School District was in the spotlight last night as they hosted the Suffolk County Wrestling Championships. And the accolades from all over Suffolk County are pouring in:

 “Great job to Dr. Wright and all the other coaches and Whitman custodial staff who helped make Wednesday night an incredible event for all the athletes and parents.” 

“I certainly would echo those words, without people like Jim things would come to a stand still. I watched up close how the Whitman staff, directed by Jim, responded in such a timely fashion.”

It was a great night of wrestling and had that ‘old school’ feel.”

MSG Varsity had the North Gym totally wired for live action and the coverage was exceptional, showcasing the quality of Section XI wrestling as well as the community spirit that is alive and well in South Huntington.

Ms. Donna Grennan, President of the Wildcat Booster Club was thrilled, if not a little exhausted, from the huge turnout. “A big thank you to the Booster Club Board members for putting this all together so quickly and enabling us to welcome the county wrestlers, coaches, and their families to Walt Whitman as they continued their quest in the counties and onward,” said Ms. Grennan.

It proved a record night for the Wildcat Booster club as well, selling over 275 hot, fresh Pretzels among many other food items that kept the packed crowd content. All proceeds from food and drinks sold during the night’s big event go to student-athlete scholarships and additional sports equipment. “I want to especially thank the wrestling parents who volunteered their time to make the night very special,” added Ms. Grennan.

Congratulations to Whitman wrestlers Joe Calderone, Vincent Feola, and Kevin Figuerora who all placed in the regional event.