Sachem East Wrestling Wins League I and Section XI Dual Meet Titles

Sachem East Wins League I and Section XI Dual Meet Titles photo
An improbable run as the fifth seed in the tournament resulted in a team championship for Sachem East wrestling.

The Arrows stormed past No. 1 Eastport-South Manor in the semifinals and defeated No. 2 Rocky Point, a three-time defending champion, in the finals to capture a Section XI dual meet championship on Saturday, Jan. 19 at Bay Shore High School, a neutral venue. 

In dramatic fashion, it came down to the final match at the hands of Sachem’s Luis Valdez, who pinned his opponent and pushed the Arrows ahead with a 42-37 victory.

It’s worth noting that two weeks prior the Arrows also won a League I dual meet championship after knocking off Central Islip on the road. 

Next up: Sachem will wrestle in the League I tournament on Feb. 2 at Ward Melville.