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Winter Sports Try Out Information

JHS Girls Tennis cancelled today (Thursday, October 23rd) and rescheduled for Tuesday, October 28th @4:15 at Carle Place JR/SR High School.


Today's (Thursday, October 23rd) JHS Girls 8th Soccer game has been cancelled and rescheduled for Tuesday, October 28th @High School on the girls practice field.

Girls Varsity Tennis Semi Final Playoff game for Thursday, October 23rd at 4:15 pm at East Meadow High School has been cancelled and rescheduled for tomorrow Friday, October 24th at 4:15 pm at East Meadow High School.

Boys Varsity Soccer 1st Round Playoff game Saturday, October 25th at
6:00 pm at Glen Cove


Welcome to the Glen Cove City School District’s Interscholastic Athletic webpage. Participation in interscholastic athletics is available to all students in grades 7-12.  

The Glen Cove School District realizes the importance of a quality interscholastic program in the community as well as its role in the health and physical education of students. Athletics should be a broadening experience in which harmony of mind-body functions is created through striving for physical and mental excellence. This value- building experience should be offered to as many students as possible. A well-coordinated program is vitally important to the morale of the school and our community. 

Everyone involved in the delivery of athletics possesses a unique opportunity to teach positive life skills and values. Therefore, this educational experience demands highly qualified coaches. Desire, dedication and self-discipline need to be developed in order to ensure the commitment and personal sacrifices required by athletes. Making such a commitment helps to nurture integrity, pride, loyalty and overall character. The final outcome is a better citizenry carrying these values throughout their life.  

It is the nature of athletic competition to strive for victory. However, the number of victories is only one criterion when determining a season’s success. Guiding the team to attain maximum potential is the ultimate goal. To this end, the coaching staff must teach student/athletes to prepare their minds and bodies in order to reach maximum potential, and then to be modest in victory and steadfast in defeat.

Please refer to the links on this page for further information about all of the athletic experiences offered through the Glen Cove Schools.

Cross Country News - October 22, 2014

The Glen Cove Big Red Harriers continued their fantastic season at Bethpage State Park on October 14th. Both Girls and Boys teams scored wins as well season’s best from Sophomores Thais Delima and Kayleen Mesa. On Saturday October 20th the teams competed in the Nassau Coaches Invitational at Bethpage State Park. The teams once again scored season’s best performances as well as taking home some medals. Season best performances included Grace Blinkoff who medaled in 13th place. Thais Delima and Kayleen Mesa who both medaled in the Sophomore Race. Senior Blake Woods medaled in the Boys Varsity Race in 15th place. On Monday October 20th the teams traveled back to Bethpage State Park for the Frosh/Soph Championships. The teams scored some outstanding performances. In the Freshman races seasons best were scored by Wilson Guillen, Paulie Martino, Meaghan Smith and Mikaila Ayala. In the Boys Sophomore race, Sam Israel ran amazing performances to scorea  personal best on the course. In the Sophomore Girls race, Thais Delima finished in 3rd place nearly winning the race and scoring her personal best performance in 21:28. Thais now ranks as one of the top runners in Class County II. Congrats to Thais and the entire team on your outstanding efforts and performances. The team now gears up for the big meet of the season, our Class Country Championships this Saturday at Bethpage St Park 2:00 pm. Come out and support your Big Red Harriers!

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



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

Kendall Young, Delaware Valley, Division II

Anthony Martino, Midland University, NAIA

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
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


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.



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