Friday, March 15, 2013
The Holy Spirit sophomore finished fourth in the region last season.
Patrick D’Arcy knew he wanted to do big things when he got to high school. He’d been wrestling his whole life, and had always been fairly successful. He won state championships as a youth wrestler, and wanted to experience the same success when he got to high school. As a freshman at Holy Spirit in 2012, the Galloway Township native came within one match of reaching the state tournament, finishing fourth in Region 8. “It was tough last year,” D’Arcy said on Thursday, March 14. “I was disappointed and I didn’t want it to happen again. It made me work harder.” The wrestler who called himself “undersized for 106 pounds” last year put on size in the form of muscle. He got stronger physically, and as his coach, Ralph Paolone says in this week’s…
D'Arcy finished third in the state tournament at 106 pounds as a sophomore this year.
Holy Spirit High School wrestler Pat D'Arcy, of Galloway Township, finished third in the state at 106 pounds. He attributed part of his success to his coach, Ralph Paolone, who he's known since he first put on a wrestling singlet. Check out the video of Paolone, discussing his lifelong protege.
Friday, March 8, 2013
The sophomore from Galloway Township opens the tournament against Hillsborough's Adam LaBracio.
Holy Spirit High School Sophomore Pat D'Arcy begins his road to a state title tonight when he faces Hillsborough's Adam LaBracio in the first round of the 106-pound state championship wrestling tournament in Atlantic City. D'Arcy (35-4), of Galloway Township, finished second in the Region 8 tournament last weekend in Egg Harbor Township, when he lost to Clearview's Zack Firestone in the final. It was D'Arcy's first individual loss of the postseason. LaBracio is also 35-4. The winner of the match faces either Ferdinand Mase (35-1) of Eastern Regional; High School, or Anthony Cruz (31-10), of Passaic Valley, in the second round, according to trackwrestlng.com The state tournament features the top three wrestlers from each of the state's …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Lady Gaga concert forces moves for individual and team tournaments
A move by the NJSIAA to add a week to the dual meet season in wrestling – pushing back both the 2013 state team and individual tournaments – has Toms River Regional School District officials looking at the calendar, trying to see if it can continue to host some of those state events. Since 2004, the Toms River district has hosted the state team group championships and the Region VI event at Pine Belt Arena. The dates are usually booked well in advance, with the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association setting the following year’s tournament schedule even as the current tournament is finishing. But a complicated series of events that led to the state individual championships being set for the second weekend in March created a …