South Country Schools Honored Top Wrestlers

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During its April 25 meeting, the Board of Education and Central Administration honored the district’s top wrestlers, who received All-County designations. Director of Athletics, Health and Physical Education Robert McIntyre announced that Bellport High School student-athletes Wyatt Gentzel, Josh Leidig and Ka’Shaun Parrish received multiple designations that led the team to the League IV championship. Mr. McIntyre also noted that the team was awarded the most improved team in Suffolk County, and the coaching staff received coach of the year honors.  

Wrestler Wyatt Gentzel finished the season with a 32-8 record. He won the Kujan Tournament, held at William Floyd High School, the Walt Whitman High School’s Peers Tournament, and at 99 pounds placed sixth in Suffolk County. Wyatt is only the second wrestler in school history to place in the Suffolk County tournament as a freshman. 

Ka’Shaun Parrish, a sophomore who received All-County football honors in addition to wrestling, finished the season with a 31-5 record. He was also a winner at the Kujan Tournament and placed fourth in the Suffolk County Championships at 170 pounds.

Junior Josh Leidig finished the wrestling season with a 38-3 record. Josh won the Rick Hermann Tournament and the Peers Tournament, and at 160 pounds placed third in the Suffolk County Championships.

The district congratulates the athletes on these outstanding accomplishments.