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West Islip Wrestlers' Tourney Raises $1,200 for Breast Cancer Coalition

Lions also take team title at tournament named in honor of Edie Mellino.

Photo courtesy of West Islip Schools.
Photo courtesy of West Islip Schools.

The West Islip Varsity Wrestling team hosted The Edie Mellino Breast Cancer Awareness Wrestling Tournament December 28. 

Teams attending this year’s tournament included: Central Islip, Cold Spring Harbor, Comsewogue, Freeport, Port Jefferson, South Windsor CT, and West Islip. 

The wrestling team raised $1,200.00 for the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition by donating proceeds from t-shirt sales and a 50/50 raffle.

The Lions also took home the team title by edging out Port Jefferson. The team was led by Champions: Devin Marino, Colin McShane, Chris Labriola, and Nick Morillo.  Also placing for the Lions were: Ronnie Peterson, Brett Boyle, Matt Ferrugiari, Nick Colloca, Dan Youngelman, Jared Schumann, Ryan Gray, and Dan Rivera.

This tournament and the donation to the West Islip Break Cancer Coalition were dedicated to the memory of Edie Mellino, a long time West Islip resident.  Edie was a quiet force in the Lion Wrestling Program for over forty years as the wife of former Head Coach Tony Mellino.  Her indelible influence is felt throughout our community and her spirit is always with the Lion Wrestling Program.

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