Having lost to Longwood senior Anthony D’Onofrio twice before, Garone turned the tables and defeated D’Onofrio in a 3-2 decision to win the tournament’s 113-pound weight class at Smithtown East High School on Saturday. Garone, a freshman who is ranked sixth at 106 pounds, had lost a 4-2 decision to D’Onofrio at the same tournament last season, and was eliminated from the Suffolk County tournament two years ago by D’Onofrio.
“He wrestled a perfectly tailored match,” ESM head coach Nick Garone said of his nephew, who went 3-0 throughout the tournament. “[D’Onofrio] is a very good wrestler, a two-time All-County kid.
“I’m very proud of Nicky,” he continued. “I think it allowed him to realize he... more