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Pearl River Sports: Pirates Win Battle of the Belt

The idea behind the Battle for the Belt was to create something for the wrestling programs at Pearl River and Nanuet that was similar to what the football teams have with the Little Brown Jug.

The newly-created championship belt would go to the winning team for the year, with the added benefit of using the event as a fundraiser for the charity or charities of the home team's choice. The commitment has not gone past this year yet, but there is interest in keeping it going at both schools. 

Like the Brown Jug game this fall, the first Battle for the Belt was close. This time it was the Pirates earning the narrow victory, 33-31, over Nanuet Thursday at Pearl River High School. 

Pearl River senior Rob Gullo's 7-1 decision over Alex Slaybaugh was the 100th victory of his career. Thursday's event was also senior recognition for the Pirates. Read more here

Schedule Updates

The Pearl River Athletic Department has rescheduled two basketball games that had to be postponed earlier this year. 

The Pearl River boys basketball game at Tappan Zee, which had to be cancelled Jan. 8 due to a ruptured gas line on Dutch Hill Road, will be played Monday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m.

The girls basketball game against Albertus Magnus,which was postponed due to inclement weather, will now be played 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26 at Pearl River. 

Both Pearl River basketball teams play Nanuet today, with the girls at home at 4:15 p.m. and the boys at Nanuet at 5:30 p.m.

This Week's Schedule

Friday, Jan. 17
  • Boys basketball: Pearl River at Nanuet, 5:30 p.m.
  • Girls basketball: Nanuet at Pearl River, 4:15 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 18
  • Wrestling: Pearl River competes in Edgemont Tournament, 9 a.m.
  • Ice hockey: Pearl River vs. Yorktown at Sport-O-Rama, 8:30 p.m.

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