Athletic News

 

 

 

Winter All-County Athletes 

Congratulations to the Glen Cove High School’s 2013-14 Winter Season All-County Athletes:

Girls Basketball:
Taylah Hudson
Grace Brady
(Coach: Greg Mayerhoffer)

Wrestling:
Eduardo Montecer
(Coach: Chris Mac Donald)

Winter Track:
Kiana Watson
(Coach: Matt Carbone)

Air Rifle
Matthew Pemberton
(Coach: Rich Bullis)

 GCHS Assistant Principal Allen Hudson is pictured congratulating (back row) Grace, Matthew, Taylah, (front row) Eduardo and Kiana.

 

 Fall All-County Athletes

Congratulations to the Glen Cove High School’s 2013-14 Fall Season All-County Athletes:

Football:
Mike Burrell
Rashawn White
(Coach: Peter Kopecky)

 


Mike Burrell to Play Division I Football

Glen Cove High School varsity football standout Mike Burrell has signed a letter of intent to play football at Bryant University in Rhode Island. Mike will don the Black and Gold for the Division 1 Bryant Bulldogs next season, playing at the highest level of college athletics.

A three-year starter at wide receiver for the GCHS varsity Big Red, Mike led the team to back-to-back Big Four Championships in his junior and senior years, serving as captain this past season. On offense, he caught 25 passes for 588 yards and 10 touchdowns and also recorded a 95-yard kick return for a score on special teams. On defense he intercepted four passes and recovered a fumble.

Mike earned All-County honors as a senior, was named to the All-Academic Conference team and was selected to play in the Senior Bowl/Nassau Exceptional Senior Game. He was ranked in the top 250 at the New York State Elite Combine.

Also a talented tennis player, Mike competed for four years on the GCHS varsity squad and helped the team to a conference championship in 2012, earning All-Conference honors in each of his first three years. He posted a 16-0 record in first doubles matches as a freshman and was named the All-County Championship Tournament MVP as a junior. Mike is also a member of the National Honor Society and an AP Scholar. Congratulations and good luck Mike, you make Glen Cove proud!

Mike (pictured at center) is congratulated here by GCHS Assistant Principal Allen Hudson, varsity football head coach Pete Kopecky, Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Denise Kiernan, and varsity football assistant coach Tony Gallo.

 

 


 

All County Wrestler Eduardo Montecer

Sunday, February 16th, 2014
Hofstra University

Eduardo Montecer (Junior) completed his season with a  record of 25-6 and Placed 6th in Nassau County earning All-County Honors at 106 lbs.  

In photo- Coaches: Chris Mac Donald and Brian Monahan


 

 Glen Cove High School Cheerleaders Win 2013-2014 Divisions at Soffe/Cheer Limited Open Championships


Saturday, February 22nd  at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton New Jersey

Congratulations!!!!

 

 

 The Varsity girls competed with 30 plus teams, on a spring floor in the Sun National Bank Center for the last time this season! Their performance was top notch as the judges awarded them first place! As a result, the team  received a bid to Nationals for their highly ranked routine.
 
 It was a great season for this year's Varsity Cheerleaders who placed three times out of their four competitions.
 
Listed here, are the names of the Seniors who will be graduating this year:


Allie Cappiello
Maleesha Ebanks
Christina Delgrosso
Julie Fiorino
Dakota Herman
Christina Orioli
Gabby Papa
Laura Sakhaee
Alyssa Schipilitti
Sophie Sic
Kaitlin Sobelman

Congratulations


Glen Cove Varsity Kickline Attends Scholastic Kickline Competition

Coach: Stephanie Spy

This past Sunday, February 9th, the Glen Cove High School Kickline attended a competition at Nassau Community College. The girls performed two different routines, one in the High Kick category, and one in the Pom Pon category, both of which contained fierce competition. Despite this being the first competition for many of the girls on the team, they performed the best they ever have all year! All of their hard work, dedication, and energy paid off; making their parents, spectators, school, and coach proud!
The girls will continue to practice and polish their routines to prepare for their second competition. This competition will also be held at Nassau Community College on Sunday, March 2nd at 12:30pm. Come down and support your Glen Cove High School Kickline team! Go Big Red!

 

  

 


Glen Cove's Kiana Watson Gets All County in the 55 Meter

Coaches Matt Carbone and Andrew Di Napoli
 
On February 4th, 2014 at the Nassau County Championship track meet at St. Anthony's High School, the Conference B Finals for Winter Track and Field was held.
 
Senior, Kiana Watson went into the 55 meter dash and ranked 12 out of 16 for qualifying times. The race consisted of three heats of six sprinters, with the top two runners of each heat advancing to the finals. Kiana Watson placed first with a time of 7.68 seconds in Heat 1 of the preliminaries; ultimately, ensuring her a spot in the finals. As the competition grew fierce with six of the best 55 Meter athletes in Nassau County Class B, Kiana Watson proved her athleticism as she finished first with a championship time of 7.59 seconds beating her opponent by two thousandths of a second.
 
Her accomplishment was lauded with the prestigious All-County Award for the 55 meter dash and a spot in the State Qualifier meet to take place on Tuesday, February 11th at St. Anthony's High School at 6:30PM.

Congratulations Kiana! You make Glen Cove Proud!

 


Taylah Hudson Joins the 1,000 Point Club

  Glen Cove High School girls varsity basketball player Taylah Hudson continues to make headlines. After becoming the program’s all-time leading scorer back in December she has followed that distinction with a new milestone. On January 25 Taylah scored her 1,000th point against Floral Park.

Taylah’s coach, Greg Mayerhofer recently reached a milestone as well, winning his 400th career game against Valley Stream South High School a week earlier. Congratulations to Taylah and Coach Mayo!

   

 

 

 


 

 

Glen Cove Girls Basketball Coach Gets Win No. 400

Exactly one month after junior Taylah Hudson became Glen Cove High School’s all-time leading scorer in girls basketball, head coach Greg Mayerhofer achieved a personal milestone by winning his 400th career game.

Coach Mayerhofer secured the victory against Valley Stream South High School, 57-34, and the following day, before tipping off against Locust Valley High School, the team presented him with a special game ball, signed by every one of his players. Later in the day, the girls rewarded their coach with his 401st victory.

Although new to Glen Cove this year, Coach “Mayo,” as he is affectionately known by his players, is in his 26th season coaching girls basketball. He begin his career at Maria Regina High School before taking the reins at Floral Park High School from 1984-2008, where he guided the team to four county championships in 1988, 2007, 2008 and 2009 and two Long Island championships in 2008 and 2009. He has also served as an assistant coach in Massapequa and Levittown and runs an extensive summer basketball clinic.
 
Coach Mayerhofer has quickly become a hero in Glen Cove, as he is building momentum for the girls basketball program along with assistant coach George Ingram. “The student-athletes on his team know that he loves that game as much as he cares about each and every student-athlete in the program,” said Denise Kiernan, the district’s director of physical education, health and athletics. “We are very fortunate to have Coach Mayo here at Glen Cove High School and appreciate his efforts in making this program one of the best in the county.”
 
Taylah broke the team’s all-time scoring record with her 828th point vs. Floral Park High School back in December. 

 


 

 

 

Glen Cove High School Varsity Cheerleaders Place 2nd at Lynbrook High School Competition

January 18th 2014
 
 
On Saturday, January 18th both the JV and Varsity Cheerleading teams attended the Lynbrook Cheerleading Competition. Congratulations to both teams on their outstanding performances. This was by far the most impressive execution of the Varsity routine this year! In addition, the JV team was faced with a last minute obstacle and overcame it with flare by creating a new routine only minutes before they took the mat! Coach Banks is such an amazing addition to the Glen Cove Cheerleading program and showed great poise under pressure.
 
With such an impressive performance, the Varsity team finished 2nd in their division! Varsity senior, Alyssa Schipilitti, finished 3rd in the jump-off competition. This consisted of the best athletes from ALL teams attending that day possessing elite jump sequences; way to make us proud Alyssa! Two athletes were recognized for their dedication, Rosa Pangari and Dakota Herman. These girls come to all practices, competitions and games with positive attitudes, ready to contribute to their team's success.
 
The JV team finished 3rd in their division. Erin Moore, Stevens Martinez and Ariana Morrocu were recognized for their dedication to the team. These athletes lift the spirits of everyone on their team and are determined to make the squad improve every day!
 
Congratulations again to all competitors! Glen Cove Cheerleading pride!!!
 
Coaches Amy Serr and Jessica Banks

 


 


Taylah Hudson breaks Glen Cove High School Girls Basketball High School Record

All Time Leading Scorer: Taylah Hudson: 828 Points
(Photographed: Coach Greg Mayerhofer and Taylah Hudson/Junior)


Last night at Floral Park High School (December 17th, 2013), Taylah scored 16 points to become the all-time leading scorer in Glen Cove Girls' basketball with 828 points, breaking the record of Nicole Alexander (825 points).

Congratulations Taylah! You make Glen Cove High School Proud!

 


NYS AHPERD Nassau Zone

Outstanding Physical Education Award
Crest Hollow Country Club
Woodbury, NY
December 16th, 2013

Ryan and Alessandra are Seniors at Glen Cove High School and were selected by the Physical Education staff because they demonstrate character, sportsmanship, and overall understanding of physical fitness.

Congratulations Ryan Perkins and Alessandra Cappiello

(left to right):
Ryan Perkins, Kim Riso, and Alessandra Cappiello

 

 

 
 
 


 

Glen Cove High School Big Red Football Team Honored at the 48th Nassau County High School Football Coaches Association Gridiron Banquet

December 11, 2013
Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY

Coaches: Peter Kopecky, Steve Tripp, Tony Gallo, and Mark Pnini
All County: Rashawn White and Michael Burrell
All Conference: Ryan Perkins and Max Mc Crindle
Academic All Conference: Mike Burrell

Shown here with Section VIII Conference III Big Four Championship
Left to Right: Ryan Perkins, Rashawn White, and David Perkins






Glen Cove High School Places 1st in Mamaroneck Tiger Invitational
Saturday, December 8th
 
Congratulations to the Wrestling Team and Coaches Chris Mac Donald and Brian Monahan!
 
Champions by Weight Class:
126- Anthony Castro (Champion)
138- Joe Nicolich (Champion)
182- Sean Peet (Champion)
220- Gaetano Famigletti (Champion)

2013 Mamaroneck Tiger Invitational
Place        Team        Score
1.      Glen Cove        249.00
2.      Port Chester    194.50
3.      Mamaroneck    166.00




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Congratulations to the Glen Cove Varsity Winter Track team as they demonstrated talent and hard work during the Nassau County Track Coaches Association Holiday Relays Meet at the Armory in New York City. Friday’s meet was far from mundane as many athletes experienced personal bests during a competitive winter track varsity meet.

Impressive first place finish as Grace Blinkoff, Kayla Monahan, Catherine Hatala, and Kayleen Mesa earned gold medals for the Class B Sophmore Girls 4X400 Relay Race, with a time of 5:01.

Seniors Tia Henderson and Kiana Watson added on to the team’s success, as Tia Henderson jumped 28’ 1” in the Triple Jump; moreover, Kiana Watson flew in the Girls 55m dash with a time of 7.1 seconds.

Sprinters Natasha Hargrove (8.1 seconds), Tia Henderson (8.5 seconds), Yenifer Molina (8.55 seconds), Jada Lewis (8.6 seconds), Aura Rivera (8.6 seconds), Elizabeth Alvarado (8.8 seconds), Anna Mateus (9.0 seconds), Patricia Abraham (10.2 seconds), and Ivanna Salvaco (10.8 seconds) also displayed great personal times in their individual races. Great Job!
The girls 4X200 Open Relay Race finished with a time under 2:10 seconds (2:08.7). Team included senior Kiana Watson, sophmore Natasha Hargrove, and freshmen Victoria Delgado and Yenifer Molina.

Great runs for the freshman (Blandi, Aura, Elizabeth, and Kathy Lopez) and sophmore (Patricia, Ivanna, Kayla, Anna) 4X200 Relay Teams; in addition, Thais De Lima ran her 800 in a time of 3:02.

The guys also demonstrated talent as Matt Rabanal, Raymond Salazar, Dante Castillo, and Chris Gueverra fought and held onto third place in their 4X400 heat. Andrew Banos, Michael Ronghi, Sam Israel, and Juan Archuleta displayed hard work as they ran a time of 5:35.3 in the Freshman/Sophmore 4X400 Relay Race.

Congratulations to Matt Majka as he earned his personal best in the 55m dash with a time of 8.6 seconds, demolishing his original goal of 9.0 seconds. Alizander Lizaso (7.5 seconds), Jesse Alvarado (8.6 seconds), and Michael Ronghi (9.2 seconds) also added to our team’s effort and hard work in the 55m dash.

Excellent work by Gabe Argueta, Blake Woods, Sam Israel, and Juan Archuleta as they battled and ran a 10:23.4 in the men’s 4X800 Relay Race. The grueling race demonstrated hard work and perseverance as each individual gave their full effort with every lap.

Great work by the Glen Cove Varsity Winter Track Team, awesome way to begin the season.


 

JV Cheer Places 3rd In Valley Stream North HS Competition

On Sunday December 8th, the Junior Varsity Cheerleading team attended the Valley Stream North High School Cheerleading Competition. They were in a tumbling division consisting of six teams: Floral Park, West Hempstead, Plainvew/Old Bethpage, Sewanhaka, and Garden City. They placed third in their division and took home a trophy and medals for each member!

Congratulations to all of the cheerleaders and well done on all of your hard work! Their next competition is Saturday January 18th at Lynbrook High School


 


​Glen Cove High School Girls Soccer Dinner: Crest Hollow Country Club

Monday, December 2nd, 2014
Coach: Pete Falen
 
Senior Samantha DiPaola - Scholar Athlete Award
Senior Samantha Sullivan - All Class
Junior Sara Testa - All Conference

 


VARSITY CHEERLEADING Wins 1st Place at Mepham Fall Classic Competition

Coach: Amy Serr
 
On Sunday, November 17th, the Glen Cove Varsity Cheerleaders attended the Mepham Fall Classic Competition. This is the first year Mepham has held this competition, and they had a total of eleven teams in attendance. The teams were broken up into divisions: non-tumble, small, medium, large and super-large varsity. The Glen Cove Varsity Cheerleading Team took home the first place title in the non-tumble division; competing against New Hyde Park, Lynbrook and Westbury.
 
Congratulations to all of our cheerleaders and good luck at the Valley Stream Competition on Sunday, December 8th!



CONGRATULATIONS Glen Cove Football "Big Four Champions" Conference III

 

 


Glen Cove Fall 2013 Athletes Honored

The Glen Cove School District’s athletics department, booster club and varsity coaches once again came together to recognize distinguished members of the Glen Cove High School varsity squads during this year’s Fall Athletics Awards Ceremony. The evening was highlighted by the presentation of the coveted Superintendent’s Award, which recognizes one student-athlete every athletic season who demonstrates the highest level of scholarship, leadership and sportsmanship. This fall’s winner was senior varsity boys soccer player Angad Sodhi.

Additional nominees for the Superintendent’s Award were Michael Burrell (football), Samantha Dipaola (girls soccer), Gillian Farnan, (cross-country), Jackelyn Hayduk (volleyball) and Claudia Kolanovic (girls tennis).

Other awards presented included the Booster Club Award, which honors an athlete from each team whom the coaches feel possesses school spirit, is conscientious and is dedicated; and the Most Valuable Player Award, presented to the player in each sport voted by his or her teammates and coaches as being the most valuable performer to the team. Letters, pins and plaques were also awarded to students in recognition of their participation in a particular sport.

The girls varsity soccer team was recognized with the New York State Scholar-Athlete Team award for achieving a cumulative academic average of 90 or better. Also recognized was the football team, which advanced to the semifinals of the Nassau Football championships at Hofstra.

BOYS VARSITY SOCCER AWARDS:
VARSITY LETTER
Alexis Cota
Andres Mejia
Ulises Guerra
Elias Argueta
Andrew Gerin
Noah Kolbert
Yosin Mejia
Leonidas Benitez
Delwin Hernandez
Herman Bonilla
Kevin Hernandez
Brian O’Connell
Raymond Salazar
Julio Lopez    
Jamie Mejia
Marbin Bonilla    

2ND YEAR PIN  
Angad Sodhi - SENIOR
Rudy Yanes  
Kevin Shannon  
Demitris Tzavaras - SENIOR
Anselmo Reyes - SENIOR
Joseph Nicolich - SENIOR
Dylan Silas
Betuel Oliva - SENIOR

4TH YEAR PLAQUE
Gabriel Vertiz Trigoso - SENIOR

SPECIAL AWARDS
M.V.P. – Gabriel Vertiz Trigoso
BOOSTER AWARD – Joseph Nicolich
SUPERINTENDENT'S AWARD NOMINEE – Angad Sodhi
MARCO MALUSA SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD –  Betuel Oliva
GLEN COVE JR. SOCCER
HONORABLE MENTION ALL-COUNTY – Gabriel Vertiz Trigoso
ALL-CONFERENCE – Rudy Yanes & Dylan Silas
SCHOLAR ATHLETE –  Betuel Oliva


GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER AWARDS:
Ana Jaco- SENIOR
Jocelyn Guerra    
Catherine Hatala
Zulma Bonilla    
Nicole Bedell
Sienna Nicolich
Ester Zavala
Selena Guastella

2ND  YEAR PLAQUE
Taylor Grella
Taylah Hudson    
Kristen Ingegno
Jenna DeCarlo - SENIOR
Jessica Schmitt - SENIOR

3RD YEAR PLAQUE   
Caterina Ienopoli - SENIOR
Sara Testa
 
4TH YEAR PLAQUE    
Samantha DiPaola - SENIOR
Samantha Sullivan - SENIOR
Emma Duchnowski - SENIOR
        
SPECIAL AWARDS
M.V.P. – Samantha Sullivan
BOOSTER – Samantha DiPaola  
SUPERINTENDENT’S AWARD NOMINEE- Samantha DiPaola
MARCO MALUSA SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD – Jocelyn Guerra
GLEN COVE JR. SOCCER
NYSPHSAA SCHOLAR TEAM AWARD
ALL-CLASS – Samantha Sullivan
ALL –CONFERENCE – Sara Testa
SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD – Samantha DiPaola


GIRLS & BOYS CROSS COUNTRY AWARDS:
VARSITY LETTER    
Robert Chiu – SENIOR
Christopher Guevarra
Joshua Marin
Daniel Baboolal
Mirian Campos
Kayleen Mesa
Samuel Israel
Thais Delima
William Casale

JV LETTER
Juan Archuelta
Giovanni Diana
Harrison Israel
Michael Ronghi
Ryan VanAllen

2ND YEAR PIN
Gillian Farnan - SENIOR
Randall Olivera  

3RD YEAR PLAQUE
Blake Lee Woods    
Grace Blinkoff   

SPECIAL AWARDS
M.V.P. – Blake Lee Woods & Grace Blinkoff
BOOSTER – Robert Chiu
SUPERINTENDENT'S AWARD NOMINEE – Gillian Farnan
ALL-DIVISION – Blake Lee Woods
ALL-DIVISION & ALL CONFERENCE – Grace Blinkoff


GIRLS VARSITY TENNIS AWARDS:
VARSITY LETTER
Tristyn Hudson    
Elizabeth Kwiatek
Alexandra Casale
Hanna Ali
Roselle Cacio
Amanda Heavey
Diana Delgrosso
Elena D’Ambrosio

2ND YEAR PIN
Claudia Kolanovic – SENIOR
Trinity Chow
Jennifer Armstrong  
Maxine Lizaso  – SENIOR
Maria Fakatselis – SENIOR
Elsie Goodman  – SENIOR
Shanaya Fribbley  – SENIOR
   
3RD YEAR PLAQUE
Lauren Rizzo

SPECIAL AWARDS
M.V.P. – Trinity Chow
BOOSTER AWARD – Maria Fakatsellis
SUPERINTENDENT'S AWARD NOMINEE  - Claudia Kolanovic
  ALL-CONFERENCE –


VARSITY FOOTBALL AWARDS:
VARSITY LETTER
Tajah Garner – SENIOR
Manny Sican
Joshua Figueroa – SENIOR
David Perkins
Edwin Narvaez
DJ Taylor
AJ Ronghi
Phil Grella
Jesse Flores
Dialo Brown  – SENIOR
Paul Cavese
Devin Shearer
Tim Hogan
Anthony Langone
Gaetano Famigletti    
Joe Reyes
Lawrence Wheeler
Amber Shaw (Manager) - SENIOR

2ND YEAR PIN
Morgan Marshall - SENIOR
Sean Tan- SENIOR
Anthony Guttilla - SENIOR
Erik Washington - SENIOR
Sean Peet
Evan Pajuello – SENIOR    
Rashawn White - SENIOR
Max McCrindle - SENIOR
Josh Martin
Ryan Perkins – SENIOR
Graham Brooks - SENIOR
Coleman Ham – SENIOR
Chris Lent
       
3RD YEAR PLAQUE
Michael Burrell - SENIOR
William Neice - SENIOR
Alex Aguilar - SENIOR

SPECIAL AWARDS
BOOSTER – William Neice
COACH’S AWARD – Alex Aguilar
CHOPARD AWARD –  Sean Peet
KAVA AWARD –   Ryan Perkins
SUPERINTENDENT’S AWARD NOMINEE – Michael Burrell
ALL-COUNTY – Rashawn White & Michael Burrell
ALL-CONFERENCE –   Ryan Perkins & Max McCrindle


VARSITY VOLLEYBALL AWARDS:
VARSITY LETTER
Dana Congero
Elizabeth Willson - SENIOR
    
2ND YEAR PIN
Abbey Farnan
Natalie Tenke - SENIOR    
Sara Tenke
Sabrina Magrini    
Francesca Cimieri - SENIOR
Alexis Slaughter - SENIOR
Kendra Sawyer - SENIOR
Jackelyn Hayduk - SENIOR
Caitlin Brown
           
3RD YEAR PLAQUE
Magaret Baker - SENIOR

4TH YEAR PLAQUE
Victoria D’Onofrio - SENIOR
Abigail Olson - SENIOR

SPECIAL AWARDS
M.V.P.  – Abigail Olson   
Booster –Alexis Slaughter
SUPERINTENDENT'S AWARD NOMINEE – Jackelyn Hayduk
ALL CONFERENCE – Abigail Olson

 


Big Red Gets Big Win: Advances in Playoffs

The Glen Cove High School varsity football Big Red avenged their Homecoming loss to Bethpage by beating them in the playoffs on their own turf, 28-7, to advance to the Nassau Conference III semifinals against Lawrence. The game will be played at Hofstra University’s Shuart Stadium on Saturday, November 16 at 10 a.m.

It was the duo of Perkins and Perkins (David and Ryan) that led the way for Glen Cove. Quarterback David Perkin’s 1-yard touchdown run late in the second quarter helped put the Big Red ahead 14-0. His score proved to be the game-winning touchdown, as Glen Cove never relinquished the lead. Running back Ryan Perkins also ran for 70 yards and a touchdown and Billy Neice and Alex Aguilar scored touchdowns on the ground as well. Alex, Josh Martin and Manny Sican also had interceptions for Glen Cove.

Congratulations to Coach Pete Kopecky, his staff and the entire team on the victory. Go Big Red!

 


Brady Ranked Near the Top on L.I.

 

Congratulations to Glen Cove girls basketball player Grace Brady who is currently ranked #6 on Long Island among the area’s player rankings for freshmen. Grace and her coaches look forward to a tremendous season. For more, log onto
http://www.goldstarelite.com/topfrosh.html


October 26, 2013  Glen Cove HS Cross-Country News

 

On Saturday October 26th, The Glen Cove High School Big Red competed in the Class County Championships at Bethpage State Park. This meet was the measurement of this season’s training and a chance for some to advance to the County Championships. The Team did not disappoint and more than a few personal bests were scored. The following scored personal bests. Juniors Juan Archuelta, Chris Guevarra, Randall Olivera, and Giovanni Diana. Also scoring personal best performances were Sophmore Harrison Israel, Freshman Sam Israel, Michael Ronghi, and Ryan VanAllen.

The Big news of the day was that Three of our Harriers qualified by were they finished in the race to compete at this Saturday’s County Chamionships. They include Junior Blake Woods 30th place in his race, Sophmore Grace Blinkoff who finished 17th in her race and the surprise of the meet, Freshman Thais Delima in 26th place with a 30 second personal best performance. This will be the largest contingent of Glen Cove High School runners sent to compete in the County Championships in Four years. Congratulations to the Glen Cove Boys and Girls Cross Country teams. Come out and support them on them on Saturday November 2nd at Bethpage State Park. Good Luck Blake Woods, Grace Blinkoff and Thais Delima!



October 17, 2013  Glen Cove HS Cross-Country News

 

On Saturday October 12th , The Glen Cove Big Red Harriers traveled to Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx to compete in the largest High School meet in the nation. A total of 300 teams and some 9800 runners raced the famous “Vanny” course. The Boys and Girls Teams were led by Blake Woods and Grace Blinkoff who scored personal best performances. In the Freshman race, Ryan VanAllen and Michael Ronghi placed well in their first run and Van Cortlandt park. In our Fourth and Fifth League meets at Bethpage State Park, the Teams mixed it up with some of the tougher teams in the conference. Even though the Teams did not score any wins they set more personal bests on the course. The following scored personal bests, Seniors Gillian Farnan Robert Chiu, Juniors Blake Woods Chris Guevarra Randall Olivera Juan Archuleta, Sophmore Josh Marin, Freshman Thais Delima Sam Israel and Finley Middle Schooler Will Casale.  The Teams are now preparing for the upcoming Championship races that include the Frosh/Soph Champs on Monday October 21 and the Class County Champs on Saturday October 26 both at Bethpage State Park. Come out support the Teams as they as they compete with Nassau County’s best Cross Country runners.  Here are a few scenes of the Harriers late season activities.

                   


Director Earns NIAAA Certification

 

The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) is pleased to announce that Denise Kiernan, Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics for the Glen Cove School District, has been recognized by this association as a Certified Athletic Administrator.

To earn this distinction, Ms. Kiernan has demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. The voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of the candidate's educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination.

Ms. Kiernan is one of an elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism. She has served as Glen Cove’s Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics since the fall of 2010.

“It’s been my pleasure to serve the students of Glen Cove and a joy to see so many of them pursue post-secondary education and participate in athletics at the collegiate level,” said Ms. Kiernan. “I am also proud that so many of them have remained focused on academics and achieved scholar-athlete status while others have assumed leadership roles through Athletes Helping Athletes and other valuable programs in the schools and around the community.”

The NIAAA is a national professional organization consisting of all 50 state athletic administrator associations and more than 7,600 individual members. It is dedicated to promoting the professional growth of high school athletic administrators and preserving the educational nature of interscholastic athletics and the place of these programs in the secondary school curriculum.

“As the Director of Certification, I am proud of those who take the initiative to grow in their field and strive to build effective and efficient programs. I am confident that they are committed to your students and education,” said Sheri Stice, CMAA Certification Program Director for NIAAA, in a letter written to the Glen Cove School District. “I join you in congratulating Denise for completing this national certification.”



October 7, 2013  Glen Cove HS Cross-Country News

The Glen Cove Big Red Harriers are in the thick of their league meet competition. After Three League meets the Girls stand tied for third in the League and the Boys are holding a 5th place spot. Outstanding performances in the Third League meet were scored by Junior Blake Woods in a new personal best at Bethpage State Park with a time of 18:51. Senior Robert Chiu followed Blake with a strong effort in 21:13 in a new personal best effort. The Teams continued their rigorous training at CW Post College on a challenging cross country course. This past weekend the Teams traveled to Suffolk County and competed in the St. Anthony’s Invitational on the challenging Sunken Meadow State Park Course that included two monstrous hills aptly named “Snake Hill” and “Cardiac Hill.” The Teams brought home three medals with fine performances by Blake Woods in 26th Place, Sophmore Grace Blinkoff in 25th place in her race, and the surprising Freshman Thais Delima who scored a 13th place in the Freshmen race. The season now is heating up and next up is our Fourth league meet on Tuesday the 8th at Bethpage State Park against Lawrence, Lynbrook and the Top Ranked North Shore Teams. Also on Saturday the 12th the Team will travel to New York City to compete against some of the best Teams in the nation in the prestigious Manhattan College Invitational. Here are a few scenes of the Harriers mid season activities.

 

 

         

   


2013  Glen Cove HS Cross-Country News

 

The Glen Cove Big Red Harriers Cross-Country squads have gotten off to a terrific start. The Harriers have welcomed 15 new members to the Boys and Girls Team with over half of them freshmen student athletes. The Boys and Girls team have been training rigorously on the roads and trails of Glen Cove.  We have completed new stretching routines, worked on our core exercises in the weight room as well as form drills on the fields of Glen Cove High School. Our “funday” Fridays, led by Senior Captain Gillian Farnan, are underway, as well. This past week the team tested their training in our first league meet at Bethpage State Park. The team competed in a quad meet against Manhasset, Valley Stream South and Division HS. The Boys and Girls team scored a 1-2 day. The Boys Team was led by Junior Blake Woods who performed a personal best for the 4k distance of 15:13. The Girls team was led by sophomore Grace Blinkoff with a respectable performance of 18:04 on the 4k course.

On Saturday September 21, 2013 the teams headed to Sunken Meadow State Park in Suffolk County for the Jim Smith Invitational. A large contingent of 50 schools attended to compete on an extremely challenging course. The Boys team again benefitted from an outstanding performance by Blake. The Girls were also led by Grace Blinkoff, who finished 24th in her sophomore class race. The team enjoyed a nice Saturday morning of races and a little team bonding to cap off our first week of competition. The season looks bright in the weeks ahead for Glen Cove Cross Country and we look forward to some fine performances. Next up is our second league meet on the Tuesday Sept. 24 against Bethpage and Great Neck North HS.

 

                   


Big Red Defeats Hewlett in OT Thriller

The Glen Cove High School Big Red Football Team made history on Sunday with a 14-7 Overtime victory over Hewlett. Billy Neice ran the ball in from the 6 yard line and Max McCrindle added the extra point to give the Big Red the victory in the school’s first-ever overtime game.

The game, which was postponed on Thursday due to lightning, picked up with Hewlett on the Big Red 10 yard line looking for a score. But the Big Red defense rose to the occasion stopping the Bulldogs cold and forcing a missed field goal. All day long, the GC defense was able to rise to the occasion and stop the tricky Hewlett offense. Linebackers, McCrindle, Anthony Guttilla and Alex Aguillar teamed with defensive lineman Sean Peet, Diallo Brown, Coleman Ham and Rashawn White to pound the Hewlett ground game, while DB’s Paul Cavese, Erik Washington, Mike Burrell, Josh Martin and Josh Figueroa limited the Bulldog passing attack.

Hewlett would get on the board at the end of the first quarter and held a 7-0 lead into the second half. The Big Red was finally able to break through on a gutsy quick screen from QB David Perkins to WR Mike Burrell who took it 18 yards on a fourth and goal in the third quarter. McCrindle would add the extra point and the score was tied at 7.

Neither team could break through the rest of regulation, so the game went into overtime. On the first possession, after a GC penalty, Perkins hit Brown on first down getting the Big Red closer to the end zone.  Guttilla would carry the ball to the six and a first down, followed by Neice’s six yard touchdown run behind some great blocks by linemen Peet, Ham, White, DeJean Taylor, Gaetano Famigletti.

Hewlett’s possession was the Big Red defense’s finest hour. Unable to run around the right side or the left side, the Bulldogs took to the air. DB Martin had his man covered on third down, and when DB Burrell corralled the Hewlett receiver, the Big Red celebration was on!

The Big Red travels to Lawrence on Saturday to take on the defending Long Island Champion Lawrence Golden Tornadoes. Game time is 1:30pm.

 

           

 


GC’s Grella Ready to Defend His Post

 

Class of 2013 Glen Cove High School graduate Vincent Grella hopes to make his mark at Dominican College over the next four years. Vincent committed to the DII school in April and is presently attending on an athletic and academic scholarship. Sporting #25 for the Chargers, Vincent’s current position is defender and the team is off to a 2-2 start (1-0 in conference). Dominican College is located in Orangeburg, N.Y.

 

  

 


GCHS & Robbie Wagner Team to Renovate Tennis Courts

In an ongoing effort to maintain all facilities and grounds in the Glen Cove School District, administrators recently announced that tennis courts at Glen Cove High School have been successfully resurfaced. Director of Facilities Joseph Fiorino said that the school’s seven tennis courts had been in poor shape, with six-inch wide cracks in the pavement.  Mr. Fiorino estimated that the last time the courts were upgraded was 30 years ago. Robbie Wagner’s Tournament Training Center of Glen Cove partnered with the district to repair the tennis courts. The project commenced in 2011 and was completed this June. It included the installation of concrete bases with asphalt tops, and sand paint was used for all the courts. The project comes at no cost to the district. “They’ve had great success in Glen Cove with the tennis program, and they wanted to give back to the community,” Mr. Fiorino said of the Robbie Wagner center. GCHS has experienced success with its tennis program as well. The boys varsity team was crowned conference champions in spring 2012, and the girls varsity team was honored as conference champions in fall 2012. The courts are now open to residents of Glen Cove for use.

 

 

 


Knights Under the Lights Program Mentors Jr. League Players

As pro football training camps are in full swing throughout the country and interscholastic football programs prepare to open practice, Glen Cove High School (GCHS) hosted a free evening “Knights Under the Lights” football clinic for young aspiring players ranging from ages five through 12 on August 7. Held for the third straight year under the lights of GCHS’s football field, the clinic brings Glen Cove football coaches and players together with North Shore High School football coaches to teach youngsters who participate in the Glen Cove City Junior Football League some basic skills. Six different stations were organized to teach approximately 85 youngsters on hand proper passing, receiving, blocking, and tackling techniques, with agility drills also conducted.

 

 

Glen Cove Varsity Head Coach Pete Kopecky, Assistant Coaches Tony Gallo and Steve Tripp, JV Head Coach Frank Curatolo, Finely Middle School Head Coach Steve Kocienda and volunteer Finley Assistant Coach John Nagle all volunteered on behalf of the Glen Coach School District, along with GCHS Big Red Varsity players and North Shore Head Coach Dan Agovino and members of his staff.

 

 

GCHS’s Big Red varsity football is coming off their best season in 50 years in which they compiled an 8-2 record and an appearance in the Nassau County Football playoffs. Coach Kopecky and the team also won the Howie Vogts award as the most improved football team in Nassau County.

 

 

“It’s a win-win situation for everyone. The coaches are happy to donate their time and our players really enjoy working with the younger kids,” said Glen Cove School District Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Health Denise Kiernan. “The players enjoy serving as mentors to the little guys and girls, as many of them played in the Junior League themselves. They hone their leadership skills and the kids learn a lot. It’s a great night for everyone involved and we are happy to host it with help from our neighbors at North Shore.”

 

 

Peanuts, PeeWee, Midget, and Pony players all enjoyed a warm evening of fun and informative instruction on the GCHS field as they prepared for the upcoming season. For more information on the Glen Cove City Junior Football League, please refer to the league website at www.eteamz.com/gcfootball/

 

 

The GCHS Big Red varsity football home schedule kicks off on Thursday, September 12 at 7pm vs. Hewlett.

 

 

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