Athletic News

 

 

Lacrosse Players Chosen for Dan Daly Cup   

 Four Glen Cove boys lacrosse players were selected to play in the annual Dan Daly Cup lacrosse game. Sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps, the game honors the service of Sgt. Major Dan Daly, the Marine Corps’ most decorated Marine. Daly, a resident of Glen Cove, won two Medals of Valor for bravery during his time of service to our country. The Dan Daly Cup will be held on June 24 at Mitchel Field in Uniondale. It will feature the top rising senior lacrosse players from Nassau and Suffolk counties.



Pictured: Glen Cove players Brandon Leon, Michael Hatala, Sean Morrissey and Geoffrey Field in front of the Dan Daly Cup with Major Robert M. Jones Jr., coach Steve Tripp and Sgt. Major Curtis Rice.

 

 


Girls Lacrosse Team Members Celebrated

Members of Glen Cove High School’s girls varsity lacrosse team were honored at the Nassau County Girls Lacrosse Coaches Association Dinner on June 8.  Selena Guastella received an All-County honorable mention; Taylah Hudson and Karla Correa were named All-Conference; Jenny Armstrong was recognized as a Scholar Athlete; and Catherine Hatala received the Unsung Hero Award.    
 

 


  All-Conference Honors for Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team Members   

Three Big Red lacrosse players were recognized at the Nassau County Dinner on June 10. Seniors Sean Peet and Phil Grella, along with junior Brandon Leon, were named to the 2015 All-Conference and the 2015 Academic All-Conference teams, honoring their excellence on the field and in the classroom. In addition, Grella was named a finalist for the Bob Scott Award, recognizing his many hours of community service to the Glen Cove Junior Lacrosse Program and the City of Glen Cove.

 

 

 

 


 District Sports Awards

Fall Sports Recipients

Winter Sports Recipients

Spring Sports Recipients

Three Sport Athlete Recipients

 


Student-Athletes Honored at Sports Night

Glen Cove High School students, parents, faculty and community members celebrated athletes who participated in fall, winter and spring athletics at the Booster Club’s Athletic Awards Night on June 9.

Student-athletes were recognized with trophies and scholarships for their contributions to the school’s various athletic teams. An athlete from each sports season was also honored with the Superintendent’s Trophy, an award given by Glen Cove Superintendent Maria Rianna to outstanding seniors. Congratulations to Andrew Gerin (fall), Taylah Hudson (winter) and Caitlin Brown (spring). In addition to the Superintendent’s Trophy, the Principal’s Cup was presented to two seniors by Glen Cove High School Principal Roseann Cirnigliaro. The cup was awarded to Grace Blinkoff and Corey Dinkins.

Also recognized at the ceremony was Rifle coach Richard Bullis, who is retiring after 24 years with the district.

The following students were honored with scholarships and awards:

Glen Cove Jr. Soccer Scholarship Awards:                
Ryan Carmody                                      
Garrett Dennis                                    
                   
Hall of Fame Scholarships in Memory of John Maccarone:                                         
Caitlin Brown                            
Philip Grella                                                                                    
Kevin Shannon
Dylan Silas
                              
Hall of Fame Scholarship in Memory of Dr. Sidney Canarick:    
Andrew Gerin                                                         

Glen Cove Jr. Football/Cheerleading Scholarship Awards in Memory of Rob Kormoski:               
Jessica Dawes
Sean Peet       
                             
Glen Cove Jr. Lacrosse Scholarship Awards:                    
Philip Grella  
Sean Peet                                                                    

The Annual Memorial Henry T. Boguszewski Golf Scholarship:          
Michael Annunziato           
                                        

Glen Cove Range Commission Scholarship:                      
Peter Budraitis

The Matinecock Rod & Gun Club Competitive Shooting Scholarship:          
Peter Budraitis          
               
Todd Weber Award:                                                            
Andrew Gerin                                                                          

Charles McGuckin:                                                                    
Michael Manzione                

Thomas Renison Scholarship Award:                                                                          
Niccole Bedell
Abbey Farnan        


Glen Cove High School Booster Club Scholarships:
John “Red” Lamberson:                                       
Kevin Shannon            
Virginia A. Maccarone:                                       
Sara Testa    
            
Booster Club:                                                   
Sean Peet       
                        
Booster Club:                                          
Dylan Silas
 
Jeffrey J. Zupa Memorial Scholarship:        
Caitlin Brown                          
Michael Manzione

James Fantry Memorial Award:                                                 
Philip Grella   
Lauren Rizzo
     
                                                             
Knights of Columbus Award — E.J. Gribbin:            
Jenny Armstrong
Andrew Gerin                                    
                                               
Kenneth R. Andrews Sportsmanship Awards:                                 
Karla Correa                                                                           
Kevin Shannon
                                              
F. J. DiMenna Award:                                
Sean Peet                                                                         
        
Lola Schmitz Berg Award:                                              
Taylah Hudson                                                                                                                                 

Charles Johnson Physical Fitness Award:                    
Brittany Brown
Philip Grella                                

U.S. Marine Distinguished Athletes:                        
Nicole Bedell
Dejon Taylor                                                    
                            
                                                                     
Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award:                
Joshua Martin                                             
Sara Testa
                                    
Glen Cove High School Athletic Achievement Award:                            
Caitlin Brown                          
Andrew Ronghi                                           
 
Golden G Award:                                
Taylah Hudson    

 

 

 

 


All-County Athletes Get Inducted

Glen Cove High School’s athletic department honored the district’s 2014-15 All-County athletes with induction into the school’s Wall of Fame.

Athletic Director Denise Kiernan led the ceremony, congratulating the students and thanking them for continuing the tradition of excellence at Glen Cove High School. The Wall of Fame, which is located just outside the high school’s gymnasium, was established in the 1970s by Athletic Director Jim Butz. Congratulations to the following student-athletes:

Baseball
Michael Manzione

Basketball
Grace Brady
Corey Dinkins
Ralik Jackson
Taylah Hudson

Cross-Country
Grace Blinkoff
BlakeLee Woods

Football
David Perkins

Rifle
Julie Micko
Matthew Pemberton

Soccer
Kevin Shannon
Rudy Yanes

Softball
Caitlin Brown

Wrestling
DeJon Taylor

Track & Field
Tatiana Guevara
Timothy Hogan
Rodney Ray

Volleyball
Sara Tenke

 

 

 

 

 


  Grella to Attend Mount Saint Mary College

Glen Cove High School senior Taylor Grella will attend and play soccer as a midfielder at Mount Saint Mary College, a Division III school, in the fall.

Grella has been a member of the Glen Cove girls soccer program for the past four years. This year, she was elected as a senior captain and was instrumental in the success of the younger players feeling as though they were part of the team. She also helped lead stretches throughout the season. According to girls varsity soccer coach Peter Falen, Grella put forth great effort and challenged herself to become better in the years she played at Glen Cove. She also exhibited a strong sense of pride as a member of the soccer team and put academics before sports.

“Taylor’s dedication and hard work would make her an asset to any job in the workforce or institution of higher learning that she chooses,” Falen said. “She is a reliable young lady who is very straightforward and passionate, and her rapport with teammates and classmates alike has left a great impression on the soccer program going forward.”

 

Taylor Grella (center) is pictured with (from left): Glen Cove High School girls varsity soccer coach Peter Falen, guidance counselor Christine Mulhall, Athletic Director Denise Kiernan and Assistant Principal Allen Hudson.
 


Brown and Chow Commit to Wilkes University

Glen Cove senior-athletes Caitlin Brown and Braddock Chow will be attending and playing their respective sports, softball and tennis, at Wilkes University this fall.

Caitlin has been a member of the varsity softball team for the past four years. This year, she served as team captain, where she demonstrated her leadership both on and off the field. Caitlin had an impressive junior year, earning All-Conference as the team’s shortstop. However, she came back even stronger and had an outstanding senior year. Caitlin, who is a versatile player, was the starting catcher for the team. Her strong defensive skills, as well as her consistency and power at the plate, earned her All-County honors. This season, she batted .484 with an on-base percentage of .507, leading the team with 24 RBIs. In addition, her slugging percentage was a .797. Her power at the plate resulted in eight doubles, three triples and two homeruns.
 
Braddock has played in the No. 1 singles position during four-varsity seasons since ninth grade. Not only has he served as a team member, but he was also captain of the varsity tennis team for the last three seasons. Over his four seasons of high school play, Braddock has a combined record of 51-7 at first singles. He also represented Glen Cove in the County Tournament for four consecutive years. He is a four-time All-Conference player and will be greatly missed at the top of the lineup.



From left: Glen Cove High School Assistant Principal Allen Hudson, Athletic Director Denise Kiernan, Assistant Principal Nadine Richards, varsity softball coach Valerie Amilicia, Caitlin Brown, Braddock Chow, varsity tennis coach Christopher MacDonald and Superintendent of Schools Maria Rianna.


It’s LIU Post for Manzione

Michael Manzione will be attending and playing baseball at LIU Post this fall. Manzione received All-County honors this past season and led Big Red in every offensive category with six home runs and a batting average of .469.

 

Manzione (sitting) is pictured with (from left): Glen Cove High School Assistant Principal Allen Hudson,
Athletic Director Denise Kiernan, Assistant Principal Nadine Richards and varsity baseball coach Jon Dolecki.

 


College-Bound Football Players

Glen Cove High School seniors Chris Lent and Sean Peet have committed to play college football at their respective academic institutions in the fall.

Lent, a two-year varsity starter and senior captain, earned All-County Honorable Mention. He was also named MVP for the Nassau County All-Star game. Lent will play at SUNY Cortland.   

Peet, a three-year varsity starter and two-year varsity captain, was selected for Nassau III All-Conference. He was also chosen for the Nassau County Senior Bowl All-Star game. Peet will play football at Plymouth State College in New Hampshire.

 

 

 


Track Team Celebrates a Successful Season

The Glen Cove boys varsity track team is wrapping up a successful season, with five of the boys qualifying for the Nassau County meet, which showcases the talents of the best student-athletes in the county.

Congratulations to Corey Dinkins, Christian Guevara, Tim Hogan, Rodney Ray and Michael Thurmond. Hogan and Ray placed in the top three, earning All-County awards. Ray placed first in the high jump, clearing an impressive 6 feet 1 inch to beat out the competition.

Hogan not only placed second in the 100-meter dash, he came back and placed second in the 200-meter dash, making him an All-County award winner in both races. This was truly an amazing feat. Both of these athletes will now compete in the state qualifying meet against the best of the best of Nassau County. Good luck, guys!

 

 

 


Grella Heads to NYIT

 The Glen Cove High School boys lacrosse team is proud to announce that goalie Phil Grella will attend and play at the New York Institute of Technology this fall.
 
The starting goalie for the past three seasons, Grella has started 42 games for the Big Red and amassed a 62 percent career save average.

"I'm very proud of Phil,” defensive coach Frank Curatolo said. “He has put in many hours both during the season and in the off season to improve each year."
 
In addition, Phil became the first Big Red goalie to score a goal, taking the ball coast to coast vs. North Shore as time expired in the game.

"We have relied heavily on Phil these past three seasons,” head coach Steve Tripp said. “He will be hard to replace."
 
Phil has been a leader both on and off the field. He is a member of SALT (Student Athlete Leadership Team) and has performed many hours of community service for the junior league lacrosse program. Athletic Director Denise Kiernan and the Glen Cove School District also congratulate Phil on his accomplishments and wish him well at NYIT.

Back row (from left): Assistant Principal Allen Hudson, guidance counselor Christine Mulhall, Athletic Director Denise Kiernan, coaches Steve Tripp and Frank Curatolo, Phil’s brother Joe Grella and Assistant Principal Nadine Richards. Seated: Phil Grella (center) with parents (Doreen and Philip Grella).

 


Testa Commits to Mount Aloysius

Girls varsity soccer player Sara Testa will attend and play soccer at Mount Aloysius College, a Division III school in Pennsylvania, this fall.

Testa, a senior, has been an integral part of Glen Cove’s varsity soccer team since she was a freshman. Coach Peter Falen attributes her years in developmental leagues and training outside of school, along with her physical tenacity and mental edge, to her success.

In the fall of 2013, Testa was diagnosed with a life-threatening autoimmune disorder that attacked her brain stem and left her hospitalized for three months. During that time, she remained focus on her goal to survive and to play soccer in college.

Testa returned to school in June 2014 and was thrilled to take part in her final season as a student-athlete and member of the girls soccer program this year.

Falen said Testa’s journey and accomplishments have made her the young lady she is today and expressed his pride in everything she has achieved. “Her devotion and passion for her studies and her love of soccer will make her an asset to any institution of higher learning or job choice in the future,” he said.

  

   
 


 Girls Lacrosse Team Dedicate Game in Memory of Tess Riso
Coaches Nicole Sileo and Melissa Rohr

The Glen Cove girls lacrosse team dedicated their home game against Plainview JFK during spring break to Tess Riso, daughter of former girls varsity assistant lacrosse coach Kim Riso, who passed away three years ago.

The girls wore pink T-shirts in memory of Tess and won the game 8-7. The team is competing in Conference IV and is currently 2-3 in their league. They are led by senior captains Selena Guastella (attack), Jenny Armstrong (defense) and Synella Gonzales (attack).

The defense features Erika Fonseca, Michelle Melfi, Rosa Pangari, Lindsey Payton and goalie Karla Correa. The team has a strong attack that includes Yenifer Molina, Alyssa Zangari and Lauren Rizzo.

Tristyn Hudson, Catherine Hatala, Taylah Hudson, Steffany Figueroa and Katherine Willson round out the team with their midfield abilities. The girls are determined, hard-working and have great chemistry, which will hopefully lead to a successful season.


 

 

 


Varsity Cheer Ends Their Season at the Beach
Coach Amy Serr

The Glen Cove varsity cheerleaders attended the CANAM National Cheerleading and Dance Competition, hosted by Cheer Ltd. in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on March 20-22.

 The team qualified to compete in the Large Varsity Non-Tumble division along with seven other highly ranked teams from the East Coast. Some members of the team also chose to compete in other divisions of the competition. Victoria Tripp competed as an individual cheerleader in the Senior Solo division against five advanced high school athletes. In addition, Jessica Dawes, Lauren Martinez, Rosa Pangari, Kathryn Paolillo and Tripp competed in the Senior Stunt Group division consisting of 15 elite stunt groups.

The team’s season began with tryouts in June 2014. At that time, it was decided that the squad’s goal was to qualify and attend the 2015 CANAM competition. The summer and fall were filled with preparations for the year, involvement in community charity events, team fundraising efforts and of course, Big Red football games. During the late fall and winter seasons, the team attended five local competitions, taking home first-place titles at Baldwin, Hofstra and Lynbrook, all while supporting Glen Cove basketball during their season and playoff games.

After qualifying for the nationals in January, the team focused all of their energy on practice and team building. Each athlete dedicated their time, strength and emotion to the highly technical routine they planned for nationals. Without each member's passion, the team as a whole could’ve never succeeded. It is for this reason that the overall difficulty and skill in their performance received top percentile rankings. Glen Cove varsity cheerleading was awarded fourth runner-up and the Senior Stunt Group was awarded 11th runner-up. In addition, Tripp was third runner-up in the Senior Solo division.

Every varsity cheerleader during the 2014-2015 school year worked hard to bring their school's name far beyond the shores of Long Island. With the help of parents and other supporters, Glen Cove cheerleading has developedinto a proud tradition that will continue to excel.

 

  


NASSAU COUNTY BOYS BASKETBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION DINNER
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
Marriot, Uniondale



(Left to Right: Corey Dinkins, Rodney Ray, Ralik Jackson, and Coach Peter Falen)

CONFERENCE III CHAMPIONS: Glen Cove High School

CONFERENCE IIII COACH OF THE YEAR: Peter Falen

ALL COUNTY
Corey Dinkins and Ralik Jackson

ALL CONFERENCE
Rodney Ray
 


Glen Cove Captures Bronze at NYSPHSAA State Tournament

The Glen Cove rifle team set out on a mission to win its first ever-state championship when it competed in the NYSPHSAA State Tournament on Feb. 28.  

The team spent three weeks practicing the new rules and guidelines for shooting at the state tournament, which are different than what is used during regular season matches. The student-athletes practiced mornings before school to get prepared. Despite a great effort by everyone, the team finished third in New York State.

Four team members, comprised of three sophomores and one senior, were responsible for the team score. Matt Pemberton shot extremely well and finished fifth overall with a score of 283. Julie Micko finished 15th with a score of 264, and Peter Budraitis finished 16th with a score of 263.  In addition, Selena Guastella shot a 252, and Matt Arena shot a 247. Glen Cove High School has been to the NYSPHSAA State Tournament three times in the past 15 years. This year, the team set a school record with a score of a 1057, and is looking forward to returning to the NYSPHSAA State Championship next year.

Congratulations to the entire team for all of its accomplishments this season.

 

       

 


The following wrestlers were All Conference for Glen Cove and competed in the Nassau County Wrestling Championships at Hofstra University:

Eduardo Montecer 113lbs
Kahron Jackson 120lbs
Brian O'Connell 152lbs
Kasean Love 152lbs
David Cruz 160lbs (Qualifying Champ)
Sean Peet 182lbs (Qualifying Finalist)
Dejon Taylor (Qualifying Champ) (4th in Nassau County)(All County)

Dejon Taylor earned All County honors after having a break out tournament advancing to the semi finals of the Nassau County Championships at the 285lb weight class. DJ was able to win his qualifying tournament at Long Beach H.S. earning himself the 6 seed in Nassau County at his weight class. He advanced to the semi finals after a heroic win in the final seconds of the match knocking off a wrestler with a record of 34-2. DJ lost to the Nassau County Champion in the semi final round, and wrestled back for 4th place in Nassau County.

Congratulations!



 


Conference Title for Boys Varsity Basketball Team

Glen Cove’s boys varsity basketball team captured their second conference title in four years when they beat Floral Park 69-63.

Ralik Jackson led the way in points, scoring 19 for the team. He was followed by Corey Dinkins with 16. 

“What a difference a year makes,” varsity coach Peter Falen said. “Last year the boys were 2-15 overall, and this year they captivated a worst-to-first finish with a 12-5 record to capture the Nassau County Conference A III title.”
 
Assistant coach Adelki Paulino told the team that if they buy in and put forth an effort night after night, they would be rewarded – and rewarded they were.  Glen Cove will host a first round playoff game against North Shore on Feb. 13 at 6 p.m.

 





 Girls Varsity Basketball Wins Conference Co-Championship
Tuesday, February 10th vs. Floral Park

The Varsity Girls Basketball season finished their season tonight beating the conference co -champion Floral Park 62-37. Seniors Brittany Brown, Karla Correa, and Taylah Hudson were recognized for their participation within the program by Coach Greg Mayerhoffer. The Varsity Girls team finished the season with an overall record of 11-6 and 8-2 in conference A-III.

Congratulations girls, you make Glen Cove Proud!

Next Game:
Glen Cove will host a first round playoff game against Lynbrook on Feb. 14 at 12 p.m.


GOOD LUCK!



 

 


Glen Cove Rifle Crowned County Champions

Congratulations to our Varsity Rifle Team on winning the County Championship, after being crowned conference champions and an undefeated season. Great shooting all season by sophomore Matthew Pemberton (1st in the county) and sophomore Julie Micko (4th in the County). Matt Arena (All Conference), Selena Guastella (All Conference), Peter Budraitis (All Conference), and Ryan Carmody (1st year shooter). This season was highlighted by many accomplishments.

This season was highlighted by many accomplishments:

1. This was the first undefeated season for a Glen Cove Rifle team.

2. The team broke the Glen Cove school team record three different times this season. The 734 score that was shot at the County Championship is now the present Glen Cove school team record.

3. This is the first time that any member of the Glen Cove Team has ever been crowned as the Individual County Champion. (Matt Pemberton)

4. This is the first time that any member of the Glen Cove Team has ever been the Individual County Champion Runner-Up. (Peter Budraitis, who shot his person best and exceeded all expectations that were set for him yesterday by shooting a 188, which is 13 points higher than his season average).

5. Matt Pemberton broke the individual school record by shooting a score of 195 out of 200 at Freeport this year. That means that 15 of his 20 shots were bulls.

Congratulations to the Air Rifle team and coaching staff. You make Glen Cove Proud. Good Luck at the NYSPHSAA Tournament February 28th at West Point.

 



 

 

 

 


Varsity Cheer Leads in Lynbrook Competition
Varsity Coach Amy Serr and JV Coach Jessica Banks

This past weekend, the Varsity and JV Cheerleading teams attended a competition at Lynbrook High School. The teams competed against Manhasset and Sewanhaka in the Varsity Co-Ed division. After an impressive performance, Glen Cove was awarded first place. Glen Cove Varsity and JV teams also received the spirit award for spirit displayed towards each other and other teams throughout the course of the day. Both coaches are very proud of the program’s success this year.

Click this link to Varsity routine at Lynbrook Competition 2015: http://youtu.be/u6AVnx9iy18
Congratulations Girls!

 

 


  Glen Cove Wrestling takes back the "Cove Cup"

The 23rd annual "Cove Cup" tournament is an exciting event. All of the teams compete for the hopes of winning the Cup and keeping it in their school for the entire year. Glen Cove had won the cup 3 years in a row, until last year, when Glen Cove had to hand the Cup over to Bellport. The Cup sat in Bellport's trophy display case for the entire year. Bellport brought the Cup back to Glen Cove in an attempt to defend it along with 4 other teams competing for the cup. (Mineola, Monsignor Farrell, Valley Stream Central, and Newfield). In the end, Glen Cove was able to hold on and keep the Cup in Glen Cove for another year.

1. Glen Cove 180
2. Bellport 177
3. Newfield 158
4. Monsignor Farrell 137
5. Mineola 99
6. Valley Stream Central 58

Champions for Glen Cove were Eduardo Montecer 113lbs , Sean Peet 182lbs, and DJ Taylor 285lbs

Glen Cove Wrestling has also won 2 big conference dual meets in a row. With a 43-33 win over Roslyn and a 36-31 win over rival North Shore, another playoff birth looks promising.

 



Coach Chris Mac Donald and
Eduardo Montecer, Outstanding Wrestler

 


JV Cheerleading wins 1st Place at Mac Arthur Cheerleading Competition
Saturday, January @ Mac Arthur High School
Coach: Jessica Banks

The Junior Varsity Cheerleading team attended a competition at MacArthur High School in Levittown on Saturday January 10th. There were 7 teams in the JV division. Glen Cove competed against Valley Stream North in the Medium Junior Varsity group and the team placed 1st within their group! They also won the overall award among the entire Junior Varsity division for Best Pyramid. The girls have been working so hard this year and have received First Place at every competition they have attended!

Congratulations girls and keep up the hard work!

 

 

 


College Bound Student Athlete Night at Glen Cove High School

Monday, January 5th, 2015



Top Row: L to R (Coach Chris Mac Donald, Taylah Hudson and Lindsay Dwyer)
Bottom Row: L to R (Ophir Sadeh, Bree Nasti, Meghan Mc Namara)

The Glen Cove High School Athletic Department hosted a College Bound Student Athlete Workshop on Monday, January 5th for all 7-12 student athletes that are interested in playing a sport at the collegiate level. College Coaches from the Division II level: Coach Bree Nasti and Coach Ophir Sadeh/Women's Softball at Adelphi University and Coach Meghan Mc Namara/Women's Lacrosse at LIU Post led the discussion.

Glen Cove High School Coach Chris Mac Donald also was a member of the panel. Coach Mac Donald played Soccer and Tennis at Mt. St. Vincent College, a Division III program. Taylah Hudson, a Senior at Glen Cove HS and Lindsay Dwyer, a Junior at Glen Cove HS completed the panel and provided a student athlete perspective.

Taylah, has signed a letter of intent to play Women's Basketball at Texas Southern University, a Division I program and Lindsay Dwyer, has verbally committed to Women's Gymnastics at the University of Illinois, a big 10 school.

The panel presented a series of topics that included the role of the student athlete, parent, and school in the college bound process. Also discussed were the nuts and bolts of recruiting, the college search, financial implications, NCAA Clearinghouse and Eligibility, and college level competition. After the presentation, time was provided for questions. All participants were provided resources and information regarding the college bound process.

For more information, please access the website for athletics and click the tab: College Bound Student Athlete.

 


Belfiore Honored

The College Sports Information Directors of America selected Glen Cove High School Class of 2010 graduate Dan Belfiore for the Capital One Academic All-District Division II football team.

This designation recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their performances both athletically and in the classroom.

Belfiore, who currently attends LIU Post, is a senior defensive lineman with a 3.78 GPA in accounting. He will now be added to the national ballot for the chance to earn Academic All-American notice.

“I was really surprised,” Belfiore said. “This is an amazing honor.”

Belfiore described this season as unforgettable, as he and his LIU Post teammates captured the Northeast-10 Conference Championship for the first time in nine years. The team’s victory led to an appearance in the NCCA Division II Championship, where they unfortunately fell to Virginia State.

Prior to LIU Post, Belfiore played three seasons at Glen Cove High School, leading the Knights to the playoffs in 2007 and 2008. He was also named All-County, second team All-Long Island and third team All-New York. Additionally, he received the Kava Award in 2009, given to someone who encompasses commitment, team spirit, integrity and discipline. According to coach Pete Kopeky, Belfiore was the “hardest-working student” he ever coached.

Belfiore also wrestled and competed in track and field at Glen Cove, earning All-County as a shot putter.

 

 

 


Nassau County Section VIII Boys Soccer Dinner

Long Island Marriot
December 2, 2014
Coach: Brian Smith All County: Kevin Shannon and Rudy Yanes All County Honorable Mention: Hernan Bonilla and Delwin Hernandez All Conference: Brian O'Connell, Andrew Gerin, Andres Mejia, and Dylan Silas Scholar Athlete: Jaime Mejia
Top Row: Andres Mejia, Kevin Shannon, Rudy Yanes, Andrew Gerin, Hernan Bonilla, Coach: Brian R. Smith Bottom Row: Alexis Cota, Dylan Silas, Brian O'Connell, Delwin Hernandez


2014 Nassau County Football Gridiron Dinner
Crest Hollow Country Club
December 10th, 2014

Coaches: Pete Kopecky, Steve Tripp, Tony Gallo, and Mark Pnini Pictured are 5 of the 6 Varsity football captains (left to right) Gaetano Famiglietti, Chris Lent, Sean Peet, David Perkins, Dejon Taylor and Mike Payton. The dinner wrapped up the 2014 season, capping a season where the Big Red qualified for the playoffs a third consecutive season. QB David Perkins earned All County honors, Chris Lent was honored with the All star game MVP as well as Honorable mention All County. Sean Peet received All Conference honors and Edwin Narvaez was chosen as the Big Reds Unsung Hero Award presented by the officials organization LIAFO. Announced at the dinner was the passing of Charles Martone a former player in the 1940's at Glen Cove High School. Numerous former coaches, players and colleagues have made donations to begin a memorial scholarship that will be presented to a lineman on the the Glen Cove squad who best displays work ethic, commitment to team and athletic integrity in the Spring.

Congratulations Big Red! You make Glen Cove proud!

 

 

 


Nassau County Track/Cross Country Coaches Association Cross Country Awards Dinner Crest Hollow Country Club December 8th 2014
Coaches David Stein and Lauren Jensen

Blake Woods Class II All County
Grace Blinkoff Class II All County
Thais Delima All Conference

Pictured in the photo is Coach Stein and with Grace Blinkoff on the left and Thais Delima and Blake Woods on the right.

Congratulations Blake, Grace and Thais, you make Glen Cove proud!

 

 



 

Big Red JV Cheerleading Places First at Valley Stream North High School Invitational/Coach Jessica Banks

On Sunday, December 7, the Junior Varsity Cheerleading Team attended the Valley Stream North High School Cheerleading Competition. They were in a tumbling division consisting of West Hempstead, Garden City, and Calhoun. The team impressively executed their routine and took home First Place!! Each member received a medal and the team received a trophy.

Congratulations to all of the cheerleaders and well done on all of your hard work! Their next competition is Saturday December 13th at Baldwin High School.

 

 

 


Nassau County Girls Volleyball Coaching Association Dinner
Marriott, Uniondale
Monday, December 1st 2014

Sabrina Magrini All-Conference
Tiffany Reveyoso All-Class
Sara Tenke All-County

 

 

Sara Tenke, Tiffany Reveyoso, Sabrina Magrini, Coach Matt Carbone

  

Sara Tenke and Coach Matt Carbone

 

 


NYS AHPERD Nassau Zone
Outstanding Physical Education Award
Crest Hollow Country Club
Woodbury, NY
December 2, 2014

 

Sean Peet and Zulma Bonilla Yanes, Seniors at Glen Cove High School and were selected by the Physical Education staff because they demonstrate character, sportsmanship, and an overall understanding of physical fitness. Sean is a three time award recipient of the NYS AHPERD Nassau Zone PE Award. Sean received the award at the Elementary, Middle and High School levels.

Congratulations Sean and Zulma! You have made the Physical Education Staff at Glen Cove very proud of your accomplishments!

 

 


Big Red Girl's Soccer/Coach Peter Falen
Nassau County Girls Soccer Coaching Assocation
Crest Hollow Country Club
Monday, December 1, 2014


Taylah Hudson: All Conference
Kristin Ingegno: Scholar Athlete

 

 


Coach Falen with T. Hudson on left and K. Ingegno on right

 



T. Hudson and K. Ingegno pictured with guest speaker Crystal Dunn, Southside High School

Crystal Alyssia Dunn (born July 3, 1992)[1] is an American soccer player for the U.S. Women's National Team and for the Washington Spirit of the NWSL. She was a member of the team that won Japan 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, a member of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels women's soccer team, and was the recipient of 2012 Hermann Trophy.[2][3][4] She represented the United States as member of United States U-17, U-18, and U-20 national soccer teams. On February 13, 2013, she made her debut in the senior team playing a friendly match against Scotland national women's football team.

 

 


Big Red's Chris Lent, named Offensive MVP of the Senior Bowl All Star Game, Conference II vs. Conference III Thursday, November 27th at Mitchell Field Complex.

 

 

Chris Lent (shown here) #99 standing with other MVP's and All Star Coaches in Nassau County.

David Perkins, Chris Lent, DJ Taylor & Sean Peet competed in the games . The conference 2 vs. 3 All stars defeated the Conference 1/4 all stars 9-3 on Thanksgiving.

Chris Lent was named offensive MVP based on his 6 receptions for 110 yards and scored the Lone Touchdown of the Game on a diving catch in the End Zone. 

Click here to read the Newsday Article

 


Hudson Signs Letter of Intent

Glen Cove High School senior Taylah Hudson signed a Letter of Intent to play Division I basketball at Texas Southern University.

“I’ve been playing my whole life for this moment,” Hudson said. “I hope I can contribute to the team.”

Hudson received a full scholarship to Texas Southern and has been playing varsity basketball since seventh grade. She was named All-County Player twice by the coaches in Nassau County and Conference Player of the Year in 2013. She was also designated as an All-State Player by the Sportswriter’s Association of New York and named to the Basketball Coaches’ Association of New York Section 8 All-Star Team.

Varsity girls basketball coach Greg Mayerhoffer said Hudson reached a milestone in her career last season, when she became the all-time scoring leader in the history of the girls program at Glen Cove. Ultimately, she went on to surpass the 1,000-point total, an achievement accomplished by very few student-athletes in the sport.

Superintendent of Schools Maria Rianna, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Dr. Michael Israel, Athletic Director Denise Kiernan, Glen Cove High School Interim Principal Roseann Cirnigliaro and guidance counselor Christine Mulhall offered their congratulations at a recent celebration held in Hudson’s honor.

“I’m so happy for her,” Mulhall said. “She has a great work ethic whether it’s at school or on the court and is a great role model for younger girls.”

Taylah’s father, Assistant Principal Allen Hudson, expressed his pride in his daughter’s success.

“Anyone who meets her knows how humble she is,” Allen Hudson said. “She always thinks about her teammates first.” 

Coach Mayerhoffer agreed, and said Hudson would always be regarded as one of the very best to ever play basketball in Nassau County and New York State. 

“I’ve coached so many good players over the years, but she’s the best,” he said. “I have no doubt she will be successful in the next stage of her life, but I’m sad to see her leave.”


 

 


Girls Varsity Tennis Takes Conference 3 Title

The girls varsity tennis team, led by coach Chris MacDonald, took a unique journey to their conference title. After a regular season record of 9-3, Glen Cove earned a first-round home playoff match vs. Plainedge. Glen Cove was able to defend their home field advantage and win 5-2, allowing them to advance to the conference semifinals, where they faced off against the undefeated East Meadow.

Competing against East Meadow’s regular season record of 12-0 seemed daunting; however, Glen Cove was able to win decisively, 5-2, advancing to the conference finals against rival Calhoun. Calhoun defeated Glen Cove twice during the regular season by a score of 4-3. Calhoun also had an undefeated record of 13-0 leading up to the final match. Glen Cove’s resilient group of girls knew that they could rise to the challenge, and although the match was a close grind, Glen Cove edged out Calhoun 4-3, taking home the Conference 3 title.

Below are the members of the team:
1st Singles: Trinity Chow
2nd Singles: Lauren Rizzo
3rd Singles:  Jenny Armstrong
1st Doubles: Alex Casale, Tristyn Hudson
2nd Doubles: Diana Delgrosso, Amanda Heavey
3rd Doubles: Elizabeth Kwiatek, Anastasia Chsileva
4th Doubles: Elena D’Ambrosio, Grace Brady
Varsity players:
Hanna Ali, Breana Mundell, Jasmine Rosario, Roselle Cacio

 


Boy's Soccer beats Roslyn and Jericho

Coach: Brian Smith

                    

 The 2014 Glen Cove Boy’s Varsity Soccer team concluded a very successful season with a loss against top ranked Great Neck North in the Quarter Finals of the Nassau County Conference A Playoffs. Glen Cove, behind 2-0 with 20 minutes left to play in the decisive game, tied the score with goals by forwards Delwin Hernandez (10 goals) and Rudy Yanes (10 goals). The game went through double overtime, with neither team able to capitalize on their chances. Eventually, Great Neck North won the game on Penalty kicks.

The team earned signature victories in the regular season against Roslyn (2-0), the number one ranked team in New York State, and against Great Neck North (3-1). The team completed the regular season at third place in the conference and received a well-deserved eighth overall seed in the county playoffs.

Glen Cove began their quest for a county championship with a home playoff game verse Jericho. Jericho, the 3-time defending New York State champions brought their record-setting 21 consecutive playoff-winning streak to Glen Cove High School. Jericho looked to continue their dominance over Nassau County Soccer. The Glen Cove “Big Red” was not intimidated or unmotivated to prove that they were up to the task of ending Jericho’s streak. Glen Cove defeated Jericho (1-0) on a goal by Matthew Rabanal. The pivotal goal was headed in off of a corner kick.


Cross Country News - October 27, 2014

On Saturday October 25th, the Glen Cove Big Red Harriers mixed it up with some of Nassau County’s best teams at the Class II County Championships held at Bethpage State Park and it was tremendous day three of the harriers advanced to compete in the Section VIII Championships this Saturday. The Boys Team finished 14th out of 19th Teams in the Class II County. The Boys team was led by Senior Blake Woods scoring a season’s best time of 18:21 on the 5k course placing 19th as well as obtaining All Class County status. The Girls team were led by Junior Grace Blinkoff placing 17th in a season best time of 21:29 and sensational sophomore Thais Delima placing 26th in a time of 21:50. Grace obtained All Class County status and Thais obtained All Conference for their performances. Other Big Red Harriers scoring seasons best Sophomore Daniel Baboolal in 21:18 and Wilson Guillen in 21:18. Strong performances were scored by Kayleen Mesa, Ryan VanAllen as well as Freshman Josef Khaimov. Congratulations to Blake, Grace and Thais on their accomplishments and to the entire Big Red Harriers on an amazing season. Blake, Grace and Thais now wil compete in the Section VIII/State Qualifying Meet on Saturday November 1st at 11:00am in Bethpage State Park. Come out and support them and the entire team!







Glen Cove HS Varsity Volleyball

The Girls’ varsity volleyball team has started off their season showing much promise.  The team is led by captains; senior Abbey Farnan and junior Sara Tanke. Junior; setter; Sabrina Magrini has taken sophomore Safire Blissett under her wing; showing her much of the ins and outs of the difficult setting position.  Senior Caitlin Brown and new comer Cirina Capioppo have shown leadership qualities on and off the court bringing this young varsity team together.  Junior Brittnay Lizama has made a positive impact on the team as she has shown far this season.  Tiffany Reveyoso junior and also a new comer to Glen Cove has worked her way into the starting line-up becoming one of the varsities most influential players.  Sophomores and starting player Kamia Washington, Julia Micko and Stefanny Figueroa all have shown what the definition of hard work and dedication means. This is obvious by the development in their skill level from last year to this year.  Rounding up the very young varsity volleyball team are freshman Grace Tenke and Sandra Pajovic; who both are impact players and have contributed to the team already.

Glen Cove started off their season with a win against Mepham beating them in 3 straight games.  Sara Tenke had 10 kills and 5 services aces to lead the way.   The win was a whole team effort.

Glen Cove also played in a tournament this Sunday where they were the lowest ranked team.  Going in the girls’ knew they had nothing to lose.  They were calm and ready to play hard.  Winning against Uniondale, Carle Place and Jericho who all rank in higher conferences was a tremendous accomplishment for the young team.  For the first time in over a decade, the girl’s team made it to the tournament playoff placing 4th out of a tough higher ranked seven teams.  In the playoffs, they faced a state champion caliber team; South Side.  Although Glen Cove lost they gave South Side a run for their money.  Good Job Girl’s…  

 

 

 


Athletes Honored with Trophies and Scholarships

More than 100 students, parents, faculty and community members gathered in the Glen Cove High School Auditorium for the Booster Club’s Athletic Awards Night for Spring athletics.

Student athletes were recognized with trophies and scholarships for their contribution this year in Boys Lacrosse, Girls Lacrosse, Baseball, Softball, Girls and Boys Track & Field, Tennis, and Golf. The evening was punctuated by the Superintendent’s Trophy, an award given by Glen Cove Superintendent Maria Rianna to an outstanding senior. This year, the award went to Michael Burrell, a multiple sport All-County athlete who earlier in the evening was recognized with a place on Glen Cove’s Wall of Fame.

In addition to the Superintendent’s Trophy, the Principal’s Cup was presented to two juniors by Glen Cove High School Principal Roseann Cirnigliaro. The cup was awarded to Sean Peet and Jenny Armstrong.

The evening opened with a special recognition for retiring Coach Adrienne Tonner, who served Glen Cove for 38 years as the Varsity Track & Field and Tennis coach.

The following students were honored with scholarships and awards:

Glen Cove Jr. Baseball & Softball Scholarship:
Joshua Figueroa
Quinn Sheppard
Alyssa Pagano
Kendall Young

Glen Cove Baseball & Softball Sportsmanship Award:
Joseph Milanese
Alyssa Pagano

Glen Cove Jr. Soccer Scholarship:
Jessica Schmitt

Hall of Fame Scholarship in Memory of John Maccarone:
Alessandra Cappiello
Gillian Farnan
Anthony Martino
Charles Daniele

Hall of Fame Scholarship in Memory of Dr. Sidney Canarick:
Samantha DiPaola

Glen Cove Jr. Football/Cheerleading Scholarship in Memory of Rob Kormoski:
Michael Burrell
Alessandra Cappiello
Max McCrindle

Glen Cove Jr. Lacrosse Scholarship:
Ryan Perkins

The Annual Memorial Henry T. Boguszewski Golf Scholarship:
Michael Loria

Glen Cove Range Commission Scholarship:
Graham Brooks

The Matinecock Rod & Gun Club Competitive Shooting Scholarship:
Graham Brooks

Todd Weber Award:
Joseph Milanese

Charles McGuckin Award:
Josh Figueroa

Thomas Renison Scholarship Award:
Alyssa Pagano

James Fantry Memorial Award:
Joseph Nicolich
Jackelyn Hayduk

Knights of Columbus Award - E.J. Gribbin:
Michael Burrell
Caterina Ienopoli

Kenneth R. Andrews Sportsmanship Awards:
Carlos Rivera
Alessandra Cappiello

F.J. DiMenna Award:
Ryan Perkins

Lola Schmitz Berg Award:
Samantha DiPaola

Charles Johnson Physical Fitness Award:
Christina Orioli
Carlos Rivera

Marine Distinguished Athletes:
Erik Washington
Natalie Tenke

Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award:
Anthony Martino
Maxine Lizaso

Glen Cove High School Athletic Achievement Award:
Rashawn White
Maleesha Ebanks

Principal’s Cup:
Sean Peet
Jenny Armstrong

Superintendent’s Award:
Michael Burrell

Glen Cove High School Booster Club Scholarships:
Samantha DiPaola
Alessandra Cappiello
Gillian Farnan
Elizabeth Willson

 


COLLEGE BOUND STUDENT ATHLETES

Football:
Michael Burrell, Bryant University, Division I
Ryan Perkins, Nassau Community College
Rashawn White, Alfred State University, Division III

Boy’s Soccer:
Gabe Vertiz, Barry University, Division II

Softball:
Kendall Young, Delaware Valley, Division II

Baseball:
Anthony Martino, Midland University, NAIA

Dance:
Allie Cappiello, James Madison University

 

 


GCHS Inducts 12 into Athletics Wall of Fame

Glen Cove High School recently held its first-ever Athletics Wall of Fame Induction ceremony in the school’s athletic wing.

Wall of Fame inductees are varsity players that have been selected as All-County in their respective sport. This year, 12 Glen Cove students were named All-County, earning themselves an eight-by-ten photograph mounted and framed on the storied wall near the gymnasium. The Wall of Fame dates back to its first inductee in 1974.

“It is with great pride that I stand before you here today, with the finest student athletes from the 13-14 school year,” said Glen Cove Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Health Denise Kiernan. “I believe that all 12 All-County student athletes are triple-impact competitors who will continue to become better at everything they do.”

The inductees and their respective sports are:

Mike Burrell, Football
Rashawn White, Football
Matthew Pemberton, Air Rifle
Taylah Hudson, Basketball
Grace Brady, Basketball
Eduardo Montecer, Wrestling
Kiana Watson, Winter Track
Josh Figueroa, Baseball
Kendall Young, Softball
Gabby Heenan, Softball
Billy Daniele, Track and Field
Tim Hogan, Track and Field

During the ceremony, the coaches cited some of the students’ achievements and stats, which included new school records in Track and Field, Winter Track and Glen Cove’s now all-time leading scorer in basketball, Taylah Hudson.

 

 

 


Alumna Kayla Morrissey Named to All East Softball Squad

In her first season of playing softball at Queens College, Glen Cove High School Class of 2013 graduate Kayla Morrissey is making a name for herself. Kayla, who received a scholarship to play for the Queens College Knights, was recently named to the Daktronics All East Region First Team as a designated hitter. To read more about Kayla and her impressive first season, click here: http://www.queensknights.com/sports/sball/2013-14/releases/morrisseyallregion

 

 

 


Kendall Young to play softball at Delaware Valley College

Kendall has been a member of the Glen Cove High School Varsity Softball team since her freshman year. Her strong defensive ability has made her the team’s starting 3rd baseman for four years. With her aggressiveness, knowledge of the game and constant chatter in the field, Kendall is a leader in the infield. Young is consistent at the plate and can hit for both contact and power. Her passion for the game is evident and contagious. Kendall’s dedication to the sport has been an integral part of the Glen Cove Softball program. Kendall will be playing softball at Delaware Valley College (Division III) in the fall.

Good Luck Kendall!


Pictured in photo with Kendall Young:
Coaches Valerie Amilicia, Angela Zupa, and Denise Kiernan, Athletic Director

 

 


All County Student Athletes 13-14

Congratulations to the All County Student Athletes for the 2013-2014 school year.
All County athletes will be honored by their varsity coaches.

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
Glen Cove High School Hall of Fame
 5pm
Refreshments will be served.


Spring Season All County Athletes

Baseball: Coach Kevin Nolan
Josh Figuero

Softball: Coach Valerie Amilicia
Gabby Heenan
Kendall Young

Track and Field: Coach Matt Carbone
Billy Daniele
Tim Hogan

Winter All-County Athletes

Girls Basketball: Coach Greg Mayerhoffer
Taylah Hudson
Grace Brady

Wrestling: Coach Chris Mac Donald
Eduardo Montecer

Winter Track: Coach Matt Carbone
Kiana Watson
Air Rifle: Coach Rich Bullis
Matthew Pemberton

 Pictured (L-R) are Grace, Matthew, Eduardo, Kiana and Taylah.

 

 Fall All-County Athletes

Football: Coach Pete Kopecky
Mike Burrell
Rashawn White

 


Winter Athletes Honored

The 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 Winter Athletics Awards Ceremony. The evening was highlighted by the presentation of the coveted Superintendent’s Cup Award, which recognizes one student-athlete every athletic season who demonstrates the highest level of scholarship, leadership and sportsmanship. This season’s winner was senior varsity boys basketball player Carlos Rivera.

Nominees for the Superintendent’s Award were Alessandra Cappiello (cheerleading), Joseph Nicolich (wrestling), Carlos, Caterina Ienopoli (girls basketball), Victoria Zumaeta (kickline), and Hans Ring (rifle). Each nominee underwent a thorough interview from Superintendent of Schools Maria Rianna, who presented each runner-up with a medal before awarding Carlos the Superintendent’s Cup.

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 basketball team was recognized with the New York State and Basketball Coaches Association of New York Scholar-Athlete Team awards for achieving a cumulative academic average of 90 or better. They also had multiple All-County and All-Conference players. Overall, the district had nine All-County and All-Conference athletes this season, including Matthew Pemberton, who received 1st Team All-County honors for rifle.


For a complete listing of award recipients and team accomplishments, click here

 

 

 

 


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.

 

 

Monday, September 26, 2016