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Glen Cove Senior Grace Brady Hits Girls Basketball Milestone
Glen Cove High School senior Grace Brady achieved a high school athletic career milestone for herself and the Glen Cove girls varsity basketball team when she secured her 1,000th rebound at St. Anthony's High School during the Winter Classic vs. Commack High School.
Grace will play Division II women's basketball at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California.
Special thanks to Glen Cove High school art teacher Kathleen Doughty, who created artwork on the historic ball. Coaches Chris Hillier and Mike Woodhouse congratulate Grace on this outstanding achievement.
Boys Basketball Wins Tommy Robinson Memorial Tournament
The Glen Cove boys varsity basketball team won the Oyster Bay Tommy Robinson Memorial Tournament with a 47-33 win over Friends Academy on Dec. 2.
It was the team’s second consecutive win, with its first victory over Oyster Bay. Glen Cove’s Kevin Ernest received All-Tournament honors and led all scorers with 19 points. Neri Romero followed with 13 points and received tournament most valuable player honors.
"What a difference a year makes," said coach Pete Falen. "Last year we lost both games in the Oyster Bay tournament, barely scoring 40 points, and this year we walked away as tournament champions."
Improved defensive play along with talented young players has helped Glen Cove in their transition from a year ago. The team hopes to keep up its winning ways as they play at Locust Valley on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 6:15 p.m.
Varsity Cheerleaders Start the Season Off with a Win
The Glen Cove High School varsity cheerleaders placed first at the Section VIII competition of the 2016-17 season on Dec. 4 at Cold Spring Harbor High School. The girls showed off how hard they have been working at this first event of the season. Congratulations! Keep up the great work!
Please Vote to Help Girls Volleyball Team Win Contest
The efforts of Glen Cove High School’s girls volleyball team have earned the district a spot in the LI Holiday Sports Heroes Video Challenge, which would result in a grant for the district if the project wins. Please take a moment to vote for Glen Cove by going to this website:
For the fifth consecutive year, Glen Cove’s and Locust Valley’s volleyball programs teamed up for a Dig Pink non-league game in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Prior to the game, the teams held a bake sale and donated the proceeds to the Side-Out Foundation, a cancer research organization.
Voting has begun and will end on Monday, Dec. 12.
The first-place winner will receive a $3,000 scholarship or grant; the second-place winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship or grant. The video that places third will receive a $500 scholarship or grant.
Students Honored at Glen Cove BOE Meeting
The Board of Education honored Glen Cove High School’s varsity boys
soccer team and a high school senior who completed his Eagle Scout
Service Project during its Nov. 28 meeting.
Superintendent Dr. Maria Rianna and Athletic Director Denise Kiernan
expressed their pride in the soccer team members, who were named Long
Island Co-champions and Nassau County Class A Champions, on their
“I am so proud of our team and our spectators,” Dr. Rianna said. “Other
districts have said that the level of play on the field was comparable
to the World Cup. You are a talented, wonderful group of individuals who
have really played with honor, respect and dignity throughout the
“I remember getting on the bus and speaking to you about the word
‘experience,’” Kiernan said to the players. “Do you remember that? No
matter what happens in high school athletics it’s about the experience
that you will remember best and this experience has provided the Glen
Cove community, staff, students and yourselves with a memory that will
last a lifetime.”
Also acknowledged was Glen Cove senior AJ Perfetti. AJ raised money to
purchase and assist in the installation of new basketball hoops for
Finley Middle School’s blacktop as part of his Eagle Scout Service
Finley Middle School Principal Nelson Iocolano expressed his gratitude
to AJ, as well as members of Troop 72, who helped with the installation.
“The students were using them within minutes of being installed,” Finley
Middle School Principal Nelson Iocolano said of the new hoops. “This is
something that will benefit the Glen Cove school community for many
years to come. Thank you.”
Girls Varsity Soccer Team Honored at County Dinner
Members of the Glen Cove girls varsity soccer team were honored at the Nassau County Girls Soccer Coaches Association Dinner at the Crest Hollow County Club on Nov. 28.
The team was honored with a plaque for being named Co-conference Champions. Individual honors went to Delilah Perez, who achieved All-County honors; Jaynise Espinal who received All-Class honors for her defense as a goalie; Lucy Costello, who received All-Conference honors for her work as a sweeper and Alyssa Zangari who was honored with the Academic Scholar Award.
It was a great night overall for the girls soccer team. Congratulations on a great season!
A Lesson in Lacrosse for Connolly Students
Glen Cove High School students and lacrosse players Jared Buehre and Tristyn Hudson visited Connolly School physical education classes on Nov. 15.
The student-athletes, both members of the Glen Cove High School varsity lacrosse teams, along with PE teacher George Kearnes, introduced the game of lacrosse to Connolly students who learned the basic skills and practiced them alongside the varsity lacrosse players.
Lacrosse is a fast-growing sport that is being introduced to the youth in Glen Cove thanks to the help of the community.
Glen Cove Seniors Sign for College
The athletic department at Glen Cove High School celebrated the achievements of three seniors during a special ceremony that included the students’ families, staff members and administrators.
Congratulations to Grace Brady, Tristyn Hudson and Alyssa Zangari, who signed National Letters of Intent to attend and play sports at the college level. Grace signed with Point Loma Nazarene University, a Division II NCAA school in San Diego, California, for women’s basketball, while Tristyn signed with University of the Cumberlands, a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school in Williamsburg, Kentucky, for women’s lacrosse. Alyssa signed with Molloy College, a Division II NCAA school in Rockville Centre, for women’s lacrosse.
“It is an honor and pleasure to have Grace, Tristyn and Alyssa represent Glen Cove athletics,” said Athletic Director Denise Kiernan. “You make Glen Cove proud. Congratulations and good luck!”
District Celebrates Boys Varsity Soccer Team
The Glen Cove Board of Education will honor the varsity boys soccer team for being named Long Island Co-champions and Nassau County Class A Champions at its Nov. 28 meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Finley Middle School. The team will also be honored at Glen Cove City Hall on Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
The Glen Cove High School Booster Club is hosting a Dinner on December 20th at The View/Glen Cove Golf Course 6:30pm.
Congratulations Big Red Soccer, Long Island Co-Champions!
Glen Cove High School’s boys varsity soccer team took the field against Amityville Memorial High School in the Long Island Championship game on Nov. 6. The game was ultimately decided by penalty kicks. Both teams were tied at 5-5 after seven penalty shots, when Amityville delivered the winning shot. Superintendent Dr. Maria Rianna and the entire Glen Cove City School District community congratulate the boys on their outstanding season.
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Congratulations, Big Red Soccer!
Glen Cove High School’s boys varsity soccer team defeated South Side High School 1-0 in Nassau’s Class A final on Nov. 2, earning the boys soccer program its first county championship title since 1967.
Come out and support the team on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. at the Diamond Pines in Coram, as they compete for the Long Island Championship. Go Big Red!
Photos Courtesy of Newsday
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Boys Soccer Team Heads to the Semifinals
Glen Cove Bests Plainedge in Semifinals
Congratulations to Glen Cove’s Big Red Soccer team, who defeated
Plainedge 4-0, at the Nassau County Boys Soccer Semifinals on Oct. 28.
The game will be airing on Verizon Fios cable systems on LI on channels 1
& 501 HD, set your DVRs
Glen Cove vs. Plainedge on Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Postgame Interview Alex Cota
Girls Volleyball Team Takes Part in Dig Pink
For the fifth consecutive year, Glen Cove’s and Locust Valley’s volleyball programs teamed up for a Dig Pink non-league game in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Prior to the game, the teams held a bake sale and donated the proceeds to the Side-Out Foundation, a cancer research organization. The students are always excited to help out this wonderful cause.
Each year the girls design their own Dig Pink volleyball jerseys. Coaches Matthew Carbone and George Kearns supply a bagel breakfast for both teams to give the girls an opportunity to bond while eating and planning the work of art jerseys they will wear to the game. Numbers, ribbons, names and other colorful creations usually go on their jersey. It is always nice to see the girls’ originality!
Gymnasium Gets a New Look
The Glen Cove High School gymnasium reopened for student use on Sept. 12 after improvements were made to the facility. The gymnasium floor was sanded and repainted with an updated design and the bleachers were replaced, making them more accessible for students. Members of the athletic department are excited about the improvements and look forward to our student-athletes challenging themselves with the many benefits of physical activities in the gymnasium.
Big Red Soccer Lights Up the Field
The Glen Cove’s boys soccer team season is off to an outstanding start! The team is currently 9-0, overall and 6-0, in league play. They are looking forward to their upcoming home games against Lynbrook High School on Sept. 24 at 10 a.m., and Wantagh High School on Sept. 26 at 4:30 p.m. News 12 will be at the Sept. 26 game, providing full linear coverage. Come out and support our team. Go Big Red!
The Sept. 26 game will be broadcast live on News12Varsity.com and the News 12 Varsity App. Replays can be seen immediately following the game on both platforms as well. The game will also be available to Optimum subscribers on demand on channel 614 beginning the evening of Sept. 29.
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Glen Cove Football Commemorates 100 Years
Glen Cove High School’s alumni, students, faculty and staff gathered on Maiden Field to celebrate the school’s Centennial Football Team season opener on Sept. 9.
Alumni spanning the decades as far back as the 1940s lined up at the goalpost as the school’s centennial team entered the field to take on Division High School. After the national anthem was played to perfection by the school’s band, there was a moment of silence to honor Glen Cove alumnus Angelo Fillipone (Class of ’98).
Honorary captain Bob Kormoski, who led the last undefeated Glen Cove football team in 1960, and City of Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello joined the team’s captains for the coin toss, to kick off the historic event. New York State Sen. Carl Marcellino, NYS Assemblyman Charles Lavine and Glen Cove City Court Judge Richard McCord were also in attendance to cheer the team on.
During halftime, band members, cheerleaders and members of the kickline team performed. All of the alumni present stood on the field and each decade of athletes was announced and applauded.
The game was dedicated in memory of coach James Brennan, who began his career at Glen Cove in 1970 and became head coach of the football team in 1972. During his tenure, he won back the Chapman Bell, a fixture at Glen Cove High School graduations. Brennan also served as business chairperson and assistant principal for many years in Glen Cove before retiring in 2003. His family attended the game and rang the Chapman Bell to initiate the evening’s festivities.
Alumni in attendance signed a T-shirt and a football representing the decade in which they played. Those items will be placed in the school’s athletic showcase.
After the game, alumni and others gathered at the View Grill for a Booster Club-sponsored reception. Glen Cove athletics and the Booster Club extend a special thanks to the View Grill for donating appetizers to the event.
Click here to see the Centennial Celebration flyer