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 This past weekend at the Nassau County Wrestling Championships wrestler Sal Guastella reached is 100th victory for Glen Cove! Sal is on pace to break the all-time win record next year! Great job!

Glen Cove Wrestling Takes 1st Place at the 25th Annual Cove Cup Wrestling Tournament on 1/6/18!

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Girls Varsity Tennis Team Wins Conference

Congratulations to Glen Cove High School’s girls varsity tennis team for its 14-0 season and earning the title of conference champions. The team had a spectacular year, including Trinity Chow being designated All-State. Trinity has played No. 1 singles on the team since seventh grade.  

The United States Tennis Association Eastern also honored Coach Christopher MacDonald. MacDonald was named Organizer of the Month for December.
The organization selects one passionate advocate who has made unique contributions within the community through tennis. MacDonald was recognized as an early adopter of the Net Generation program, which adds tennis to an elementary physical education curriculum. 


Article: USTA Tennis Organizer of the Month: December 2017


High School Seniors, Tatiana Guevara and Joseph Grella, receive Nassau Zone Outstanding Physical Education Student Awards this past Monday 12/11/17 at the Crest Hollow.

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Pictured Above – Director of Health, Physical Education & Athletics Peter Cardone, Joseph Grella, Tatiana Guevara, P.E. Teacher Peter Falen



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 5 Fall Sports Teams composed of 39 receive NYSPHAA Scholar Athlete Recognition! Great Job! GO BIG RED!

​District to Live Stream Varsity Athletic Events

The Athletic and Technology departments are excited to begin live sports streaming for the varsity sport teams. The pilot program will start with the broadcasting of six winter varsity sports games. In the future, the departments hope to broadcast all of the other seasonal sports. This initiative will allow Glen Cove Athletics to showcase its student-athletes, as well as the growing athletic program. Please tune into the first broadcast when the boys varsity basketball team takes on Harborfields High School on Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Go Big Red!

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Hank Paris Wrestling Tournament

This past weekend at the Hank Paris Wrestling Tournament the Glen Cove Wrestling team had two medal winners. Junior, Sal Guastella took 2nd in his weight class while the sophomore Isaiah Jackson took 1st at this prestigious tournament on 12/2/17! Go Big Red Wrestling.

Soccer Awards

 Two athletes from our Girls Varsity Soccer Team received awards at the Nassau County Girls Soccer Dinner on 11/27/17.

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Teaching Lacrosse

 Glen Cove High School Lacrosse players visit Connolly school to teach students about the sport of Lacrosse!

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Kopecky Named NY Jets High School Coach of the Week

The New York Jets has selected Glen Cove High School coach Peter Kopecky as the recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week award fueled by Gatorade. Through Gatorade’s partnership, the monetary award to benefit the school’s football program has doubled to $2,000.

Coach Kopecky will receive a Gatorade kit containing a cooler, fuel bars, Gatorade powder mix, squeeze bottles and much more. Along with this award, Glen Cove High School receives an automatic bid to compete in the 2018 New York Jets 7on7 Tournament. In addition, he is invited to watch the New York Jets play the Los Angeles Chargers on Dec. 24 from a luxury suite at MetLife Stadium, where he will be presented with a certificate and an award ball.

To read more about coach Kopecky’s honor, click on the following link:

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Senior, Trinity Chow finished her Tennis Career 16-0 in the regular season and earns All-State Honors this past weekend at Counties! Great job and congrats on your successful Tennis career at Glen Cove!

Glen Cove Volleyball Beats Jericho in a Tough 3-1 Battle! Go Big Red!


Vote for Glen Cove’s Jelson Bonilla 

Glen Cove High School’s soccer player Jelson Bonilla is one of six student-athletes in contention for the top boys soccer player on Long Island. News 12 Varsity’s Dylan Butler posted the contest in his story “Forecast 2017: Long Island Boys Soccer.”

To vote for Jelson, click on the following link:   


New Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics in Glen Cove

The Glen Cove City School District is proud to announce Peter Cardone as the new director of health, physical education and athletics. 

Cardone, a Massapequa resident, was appointed at the Board of Education’s Reorganization Meeting on July 13. Before coming to Glen Cove, Cardone was the athletic director and a physical education teacher for the William Cullen Bryant High School in Long Island City. He also was a physical education teacher at Bronx Park Middle School. Cardone served as head wrestling coach for the William Cullen Bryant High School since 2014 and was named New York City Wrestling Coach of the Year in 2016.   

Cardone has an Advanced Graduate Certificate in educational leadership from the College of St. Rose, a Master of Science in physical education from Hofstra University and a Bachelor of Arts in business management from Long Island University. He also holds New York State certifications in educational leadership, physical education K-12, special education 7-12, business education K-12 and coaching.

“I am very excited to start my career at Glen Cove. [The district] has a prestigious sports program along with an amazing physical education/health education curriculum,” Cardone said. “I’m looking forward to working with the community of Glen Cove as well as all stakeholders. My goal is to make a positive impact in all students’ lives and educate them on the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle. Go Big Red!”

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Varsity Athletes Honored at Sports Night

Students, parents, faculty and community members celebrated Glen Cove’s varsity athletes who participated in fall, winter and spring athletics at the Booster Club’s Athletic Awards Night on June 6.

Student-athletes were honored 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 Dr. Maria Rianna to outstanding seniors. Congratulations to Alyssa Zangari (fall), Amara Phillip (winter) and Julie Micko (spring). In addition to the Superintendent’s Trophy, Principal Antonio Santana presented the Principal’s Cup to Brandon Kolanovic and Grace Tenke. 

The following students were honored with scholarships and awards:

The Annual Memorial Henry T. Boguszewski Golf Scholarship:
Matthew Pemberton

Glen Cove Jr. Soccer Scholarship Award:
Quinn Dennis

The Golf Range Commission Scholarship:
Matthew Pemberton

The Matinecock Rod & Gun Competitive Shooting Scholarship:
Matthew Pemberton

Glen Cove Jr. Lacrosse Scholarship Awards:
Joseph Cappiello
Jared Buehre

Glen Cove Jr. Football/Cheerleading Scholarship Awards in Memory of Rob Kormoski:
Joseph Cappiello
Nicole Ninesling
Lindsey Payton
Hall of Fame Scholarships in Memory of John Maccarone:
Joseph Cappiello
Nicole Ninesling
Lindsey Payton
Matthew Pemberton
Brian Shannon
Alyssa Zangaria

Hall of Fame Scholarship in Memory of Dr. Sidney Canarick:
Ramiro Falconi
Glen Cove High School Booster Club Scholarships:
John “Red” Lamberson: Ramiro Falconi
Virginia A. Maccarone: Alyssa Zangari
Booster Club: Nicole Ninesling
Booster Club: Lindsey Payton
Booster Club: Katherine Willson

Kenneth Spy “Heart of the Team” Scholarship:  
Joseph Cappiello
Yenifer Molina

Todd Weber Award: 
Kevin Monahan

Charles McGuckin:
Brian Shannon 

Thomas Renison Scholarship Award:
Safire Blissett

Principal’s Cup:
Brandon Kolanovic
Grace Tenke

Glen Cove High School Athletic Achievement Award:
Ramiro Falconi
Lindsey Payton

James Fantry Memorial Award:
Neri Romero
Yenifer Molina
Knights of Columbus Award — E.J. Gribbin:
Dominic Gaudio
Alyssa Zangari
Kenneth R. Andrews Sportsmanship Awards:
Enrique Vasquez
Katherine Willson
F. J. DiMenna Award:
Michael Thurmond

Lola Schmitz Berg Award: 
Julie Micko

Golden G Award:
Alex Cota
Grace Brady
Charles Johnson Physical Fitness Award:
Dominic Gaudio
Alyssa Zangari

U.S. Marine Distinguished Athletes:
Michael Morra
Tristyn Hudson
Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award:
Matthew Pemberton
Kiara Demosthene

Superintendent’s Award:
Fall: Alyssa Zangari
Winter: Amara Phillip
Spring: Julie Micko


2016-17 All County Winners

 Fall 2016 Varsity Awards

Winter 2017 Varsity Awards

Spring 2017 Varsity Awards


All-Conference Awards for Glen Cove Softball Players

Congratulations to Glen Cove softball team players Micaela Costello and Jaynise Espinal for being designated All-Conference players at the Nassau County Softball Awards Dinner at Crest Hollow Country Club on June 13.

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Athletes Inducted into Glen Cove’s Wall of Fame 

Glen Cove High School’s athletic department honored the school’s 15 All-County athletes with induction into its Wall of Fame on June 6.
Athletic Director Denise Kiernan led the ceremony, congratulating the students and thanking them for continuing the tradition of excellence at Glen Cove High School. 

Athletic Director Jim Butz established the Wall of Fame, which is located just outside the high school’s gymnasium, in the 1970s. Congratulations to the following student-athletes: 

Grace Brady
Kevin Ernest
Neri Romero

Emily De La Fuente

Matthew Arena
Matthew Pemberton 

Jelson Bonilla
Alexis Cota
Delilah Perez

Trinity Chow

Track & Field
Daniel Baboolal
E’shone Cofield
Tatiana Guevara
Michael Thurmond

Gregory Villafane

Varsity Girls Lacrosse Senior Day/Season Recap

The girls varsity lacrosse team held its annual senior night on May 9, but in a different form. Unfortunately, Hempstead (the opposing team), informed Glen Cove that they did not have enough players and needed to forfeit the game, leaving the girls with no opponent for the Senior Game. Thankfully, the underclassmen stepped up to the plate and decided to be the senior’s opponent so they could play one last game.  

Congratulations to graduating seniors:

Emily De La Fuente (SUNY Cortland)
Kiara Demosthene (Iona College)
Steffany Figueroa (Undecided)
Tristyn Hudson (University of Cumberlands)
Taylor LaCapria (Sacred Heart University)
Yenifer Molina (Nassau Community College)
Nicole Ninesling (Quinnipiac University)
Lindsey Payton (University of Rhode Island)
Cristela Pereira (Nassau Community College)
Katherine Willson (University of West Virginia)
Alyssa Zangari (Molloy College)

This year, the girls lacrosse team will graduate one of their biggest classes —11 seniors. They all did a wonderful job this season leading the team, serving as great role models for their younger teammates and will be greatly missed. The entire team fought hard all season in a very competitive Conference V placement.

Some of the highlights include, the Glen Cove vs. Wheatley Conference V league game. Glen Cove pulled out the win with a score of 13-12.  In addition, the girls pulled out two other close games, with a 9-7 win over Freeport, and a 9-8 win over Malverne/East Rockaway.            

A special congratulations to the team’s 2017 county award winners:
Tristyn Hudson (Unsung Hero)
Katherine Willson (All-Conference)
Alyssa Zangari (Senior Scholar Athlete)

Congratulations Julie Micko, Top Student and Scholar-Athlete!

Congratulations to Glen Cove High School Class of 2017 valedictorian Julie Micko for receiving the News 12 Long Island Scholar-Athlete award, sponsored by the Bethpage Federal Credit Union.  
Julie, a three-sport athlete, has succeeded and earned accolades as part of the school’s air rifle, volleyball, and track and field teams. She is also the school’s top senior with a 98 unweighted GPA. Congratulations Julie!
To view News 12 Long Island’s story on Julie, click on the link below. An Optimum subscription is necessary.

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Outstanding Lacrosse Achievements for Glen Cove Alumnus

Glen Cove High School alumnus Gabriella Morrocu (Class of 2013) has achieved stellar athletic accomplishments during her four-year athletic career at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.  

Gabriella started playing lacrosse at Landing Elementary School in third grade and has procured her skills propelling her to an auspicious athletic career in college. She was recognized as an All-County girls’ lacrosse player during her time at Glen Cove High School and currently holds the school’s girls’ lacrosse team’s career high in goals.

The King's College Monarchs women's lacrosse team named Gabriella to the 2017 All-Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom Team. She also earned the title of Offensive Player of the Year, as well as first team honors.

Gabriella earned her third all-conference selection after being named to the second team the past two seasons. She led King's with 65 points on 51 goals and 14 assists. She ranked fourth in the conference in goals and fifth in points. She also led the Monarchs and was ranked seventh in the conference with 53 draw controls. Her best game was in the season opener when she recorded nine points on six goals and three assists in an 18-8 victory over Keystone. She was named the conference Offensive Player of the Week for her performance against the Giants.

Gabriella completes her King’s College athletic career with a total of 172 goals and 202 career draw controls, which ranks her third all-time in program history for both categories. Her career total points of 223 ranks her fourth all-time in program history and her 51 assists ranks her fifth all-time in program history.

Congratulations to Gabriella, who amassed incredible athletic achievements and ranked top five of all time in four categories at King’s College!


Manhattanville for Grella

Congratulations to Glen Cove High School senior Dan Grella, who will attend Manhattanville College in the fall and play Division III soccer. Dan was honored for his accomplishments by the district’s athletic department, administrators and faculty during a special ceremony on May 5. Congratulations!  


Glen Cove High School Hosts Three Boys and Girls
Track and Field Events
Spring 2017

2nd Big Red Invitational
May 4th 4:30pm

3B Nassau County Divisionals
May 16th 4:30pm

Glen Cove
Floral Park
Valley Stream North
Friends Academy

Class "AA" Nassau County Championships
May 23rd 4:00pm


Glen Cove Celebrates College-Bound Student-Athletes

The athletic department at Glen Cove High School hosted a College Bound Recognition Day on April 26 for graduating seniors who have committed to play collegiate sports in their respective academic institutions.

Athletic Director Denise Kiernan led the event, which was attended by students and their families, coaches, guidance counselors, Glen Cove High School administrators and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Dr. Michael Israel.

“As a former college-student athlete myself, nothing could be more exciting than celebrating the achievements and accomplishments of the student-athletes before you today,” Kiernan said. “Playing at the college level requires a tremendous amount of desire, determination and focus to be successful. It is with these qualities that I ask all of you to endure and execute as you begin your journey as college-students athletes. I wish all of you the best of luck. Make Glen Cove proud!”

Congratulations to the following students:

Fall Season:

Alex Cota                      University of Bridgeport                   Division 2 Soccer

Michael Puetzer           Stony Brook University                     Division 1 Football

Dan Grella                     Manhattanville                                   Division 3 Men's Soccer

Winter Season:

Grace Brady                    Point Loma Nazarene University    Division 2 Basketball    

Matthew Pemberton    University of Akron                            Division 1 Air Rifle

Grace Woods                  Mount Holyoke                                     Division 2 Basketball

Spring Season:

Jared Buehre                Gwynedd Mercy University              Division 3 Lacrosse

Tristyn Hudson             University of the Cumberlands        Division 2 Lacrosse

Chris Sanders                Carroll University                               Division 3 Lacrosse

Brian Shannon              Queens College                                     Division 2 Baseball

Michael Thurmond        Utica College                                       Track and Field       

Alyssa Zangari              Molloy College                                  Division 2 Lacrosse


Girls’ Varsity Softball Gives Back to Community

During spring break, Glen Cove High School’s varsity softball team coached by Angela Zupa and Kim Kessel invited the Glen Cove Boys and Girls Club to the school for a clinic. The softball team members gave instructions on throwing and fielding and even the rain couldn’t put a damper on the day. The youngsters finished with a kickball game inside the school’s gymnasium.

The team would like to extend a big thank-you to the Boys and Girls Club directors Desiree O’Neil and Breanna Townsell, who both work so well with the students and always help make the clinic a success. This time, they went above and beyond and brought the children back the next day to cheer the varsity girls on to a victory against Great Neck South. All had a great time.


Glen Cove Athletes Named to Top 100

Glen Cove High School senior softball player Safire Blisset and senior baseball player Brian Shannon were recognized as top Long Island athletes.

Blisset was named to Newsday’s Top 100 Long Island softball players for 2017. She batted lead off and hit .426 last season. To read more about her, click here.

Shannon batted .419 and had 14 stolen bases last season. To read more about him, click here.


Glen Cove Winter Sports


2017 Winter Sports Season Conference Champions
Air Rifle
Boys Basketball
Girls Basketball

Congratulations to the student athletes and coaches, you make Glen Cove proud!



Basketball Honors for Glen Cove Athletes

Members of the Glen Cove boys varsity basketball team were recognized at the Nassau County Basketball Coaches Association’s annual dinner, which honors the best players in Nassau County, at the LI Marriot in Uniondale on March 22.

Glen Cove was the recipient of four awards. Captains Kevin Ernest, who led the team in scoring and Neri Romero, who led the team in assists and free throw shooting percentage received All-County honors. Sophomore Jared Jackson and senior Christopher "Woody" Blissett received All-Conference honors. “The combined efforts of the “Big 4” helped Glen Cove to have one of the best regular season records in school history, going 17-2 and earning a Conference Championship. 

Congratulations to the team and coach Peter Falen on a great season!

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Lacrosse Success Continues for Glen Cove Alumnus

Former Glen Cove High School student Philip Grella continues to have success on the field as part of New York Institute of Technology’s men’s lacrosse team. To read more about his recent accomplishments, click this link.

Big Red Kickline Competes in Orlando

Good luck to the kickline team as they compete in the Contest of Champions in Orlando, Florida. The competition began on March 2 and will continue through March 6. Best wishes to coach Stephanie Spy and the entire team:

Catherine Ayiku
Jessica Bellomo
Vanessa Buchanan
Donaji Gomez
Paola Mercado
Kayleen Mesa
Maria Villatoro
Christina Wiese

Jennifer Petulla
Kamila Santiago

Sarah Braja
Arlene Cajavilca
Yaquelin Clavel
Joana Godinez
Julianna Gomez
Melissa Jaco
Arden Sanders
Emely Ventura
Julianna Willson
Monica Zavala

Migliana (Mimi) Alamo
Jackelin Pineda


Pemberton Qualifies for Air Rifle Championship

Glen Cove Senior Matt Pemberton has qualified for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Air Rifle Championship at West Point on March 4.

Matthew has participated on the rifle team since seventh grade. He placed second for the Section VIII team, which will compete at West Point Military Academy.

  Matthew's season average was 187.5. Coach Tom De Carlo congratulated Matthew and the entire team for becoming conference champions. The team has won their conference three years in a row and was named Nassau County champion in 2015.



Senior Lady Knights Celebrated

The senior members of Glen Cove girls varsity basketball team were honored during their last home game of the season on Feb. 10. Coach Mike Woodhouse presented each player with a rose. They also had a photo taken with their parents.   


Wrestlers Advance to County Championship

The Glen Cove varsity wrestling team competed at the Nassau County Qualifying Tournament at MacArthur High School on Feb. 4. The team had a solid day with 10 wrestlers placing, seven of whom qualified for the Nassau County Championships at Hofstra University on Feb. 11. Congratulations to freshman Greg Villafane, who placed sixth in his weight class. Coaches Patrick Cook and Chris MacDonald congratulated the boys on their hard work throughout the season.


Another Career High for Glen Cove’s Grace Brady

Congratulations to Glen Cove High School senior Grace Brady, who scored her 1,000th point in the third quarter of the Nassau A-III girls basketball game against Bethpage High School on Feb. 6.
Grace's 1,000th point came on a free throw late in the third quarter of the 46-40 win. She dominated during the game with a 20-point performance. This accomplishment reflects her incredible work ethic and determination.

Coach Mike Woodhouse and Assistant Coach Chris Hillier presented Grace with a commemorative ball during the last home game of the regular season on Feb. 10, which was also Senior Night for the girls basketball team. Unfortunately, the girls lost this tough game against Lynbrook High School, 69-60.

Grace, a fifth-year varsity player, secured her 1,000th rebound at St. Anthony's High School earlier this season and is the first player in Glen Cove history to record 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. She will play Division II women's basketball at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California in the fall. Good luck!

To read more about Grace, click on the Newsday link below.


Newsday Article

SALT Members Attend Leadership Conference

Glen Cove High School juniors and SALT (Student Athlete Leadership Team) members Trinity Chow, Ryan Greenfield, Tatiana Guevera, Jack Kaffl, Talia Sakhaee and Jared Venegas participated in the 14th annual Student Athletes as Student Leaders Conference: Leadership On and Off the Field at Hofstra University on Feb. 2.

Sponsored by Nassau County High School Principals’ Association, Nassau County Physical Education Consortium and Hofstra University School of Education, the conference aims to support and encourage positive student leadership throughout Nassau County school districts.

During the event, the students met and shared ideas with students from other schools. They also heard from keynote speaker Gian Paul Gonzalez, a high school teacher and motivational speaker, who founded Hope+Future, an organization dedicated to using athletics and physical fitness to share a message of hope and excellence in inner city public schools and juvenile jails.

A special thanks to Substance Abuse Free Environment, Inc., who provided the funding for the student-athletes to attend.

 Click here to read the testimonials from the student-athletes who attended the conference.



Big Red Takes on Floral Park

The Glen Cove girls basketball team will take the court against Floral Park Memorial High School at a home conference game on Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m.
The team has had an outstanding season, with freshman Destiny Howell developing into one of the most talented scorers on Long Island. Senior Grace Brady is having an unparalleled season, averaging a near triple-double with points, rebounds and blocks. Grace has already eclipsed the 1,000-rebounds mark for her career and is closing in on 1,000 points as the season enters the home stretch.  The play and energy from the bench will continue to fuel this special group as they continue their journey to bring some hardware home to Glen Cove.
To read about some of Destiny’s success on the court, click on the following link


Glen Cove Hosts Cheerleading Invitational

The Glen Cove High School Booster Club is sponsoring the Big Red Cheerleading Invitational on Feb. 4 at Glen Cove High School.

Eighteen schools will compete in the Small Varsity, Small Junior Varsity and Co-Ed Varsity divisions. Small Junior Varsity competition begins at 1:30 p.m. and the Small Varsity Division and Co-Ed competitions begin at 4 p.m.

The Glen Cove High School 2016 cheerleading team was Nassau County Runner-Up for Small Varsity Division. The girls hope the community will come out to support this exciting event. Admission is $6. The Glen Cove Booster Club will also sell T-shirts to commemorate the event.

Session One
JV Small Division
Competition Begins-1:30 p.m.

Glen Cove
Bellmore Kennedy
East Meadow

Session Two
Co-Ed and Small Division Varsity
Competition Begins-4 p.m.

Valley Stream North
East Rockaway

Varsity Small Division
Glen Cove
Cold Spring Harbor
West Hempstead
Valley Stream South

      Varsity                                                             Junior Varsity


Glen Cove Basketball Team Takes on Lynbrook

Glen Cove and Lynbrook high schools, the top two Conference A3 boys basketball teams, faced off in a playoff-like atmosphere at Glen Cove High School on Jan. 17. The Knights (12-1, 5-1) held off the Owls (10-2, 4-2) for the win to stay one win behind the conference leader, Valley Stream North.

Kevin Ernest starred for the Knights, finishing with 25 points, Jared Jackson had 19 and Neri Romero completed the three-pronged attack with 16. Rob Sintonio led Lynbrook with 25 points and Rylan Blondo was right behind him with 24.


Second Consecutive Bob Morrison Trophy for Glen Cove

The Glen Cove boys basketball team defeated Oceanside, 59-53, to capture its second straight Bob Morrison Classic trophy at the Great Neck North Holiday Tournament.  

Nedi Romero led all scorers with 26 points, hitting four clutch 3-point shots and going 6-8 from the free throw line. Kevin Ernest had 7 of his 18 points in the final period with two clutch free throws with 90 seconds left to play.  

Glen Cove is off to a great start this season entering the new year, 8-1. The team finished its nonleague record, 7-0, hoping to build off that momentum as league play begins. Varsity coach Peter Falen said, “The team’s tough nonleague schedule hopefully gets them ready to play crucial games in January and February.”

 The boys continue league play with games against Plainedge and county contender Floral Park the week of Jan. 3.


Boys Varsity Soccer Honored by Glen Cove Mayor

The athletic accomplishments of Glen Cove High School’s boys varsity soccer team were recognized by City of Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello and members of the City Council at a recent meeting. The team was honored with certificates, celebrating their status as Long Island Co-champions and Nassau County Class A Champions.




Nassau Zone of NYSAHPERD HS PE Awards Dinner

The Nassau Zone of NYS AHPERD (Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance) recognizes one young woman and one young man in the 2017 graduating class who exemplifies outstanding physical performance, scholastic ability and leadership qualities.

This award was presented at an Awards Dinner at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on Monday, December 12, 2016


PE Teacher Kim Riso, photographed with Julie Micko and Joseph Cappiello

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!




Glen Cove High School Fall Sports

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 outstanding season.

“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 season.”

“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 Project.

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.

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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!

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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.

Game Highlights

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 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.

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