With grit, determination and all-out teamwork, the Friends Academy Boys Varsity Soccer team completed their quest for a third state soccer championship, defeating a tough Lansing High School, 1-0, in the New York Class C State Championships.
Both teams kept the game at a tight 0-0, until 20 minutes into the second half, when a throw-in from senior Patrick Moodhe (Manhasset) connected with the head of senior Jon Nierenberg (Sands Point) for the game’s only goal.
It has been an amazing season for the Midget Cardinals team in Glen Cove. Undefeated all season, they are headed to the Super Bowl, where they will be playing against Brentwood for the Championship.
On Sunday, Nov. 17, the Cardinals Midget team won the coin toss and got to play the final playoff game of the season at home. Fans were out and cheering them on as they played Roosevelt - the other undefeated team in the league.
For the fifth consecutive year, the North Shore High School Women’s Cross-Country Team has won the overall county championship which consists of the 57 schools in the county. This is a continuation of a season consisting of:
• 13-0 League record (streak of 76-0)
• Conference Champions
• Class County “A” Champions
Portledge School in Locust Valley is celebrating the girls varsity tennis squad who finished the season on top, winning both the Private School Athletic Association and Independent Private and Parochial Athletic League titles.
The first challenge was a winner-take-all match to decide the P.S.A.A. finals against Staten Island Academy at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens on Nov. 1. At first singles, sophomore Dominique Wojnarowski plated the very tough Jillian Autari. Wojnarowski had lost to Autari twice during the regular season, but this time, Wojnarowski played the best she has played this season. Her dominant cross court shots and patience led her to a victory 6-0, 6-2.
News 12 Long Island has selected senior Katrina Garry of Locust Valley as a News 12 Long Island Scholar Athlete for the 2013-14 season. Now in its 27th year, the weekly award recognizes outstanding ability by high school seniors in athletics, scholarship, leadership and service to others.
Garry was interviewed by News 12 about her achievements and this award earlier this month; the segment aired Wednesday, Nov. 6 and can be viewed by heading to www.longisland.news12.com/multimedia/scholar-athlete-trina-garry-1.6394824.
The Glen Cove Finley Middle School football played the Locust Valley Middle School at the Glen Cove High School on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The game started out with both team defenses dominating the scoreless first quarter. In the second quarter, seventh-grade halfback Devon Thurmond broke the scoreless tie with a 70-yard TD run.
The Glen Cove Youth Bureau kicked off its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive at SoccerFest last weekend. SoccerFest families generously donated Thanksgiving staples to the annual drive. Each year, the Youth Bureau provides Thanksgiving dinner to more than 100 families in Glen Cove. The Youth Bureau will continue to collect donations through Nov. 22.
Long Island Aquatic Club (LIAC) announced that Kasper Buchen (Brookville), Max Scalamandre (Brookville), Delaney Eichorn (Locust Valley), Geoffrey Chen (Old Brookville), Rafael Muniz (Glen Cove) and Emily Mink (Glen Head) have qualified to compete at the National Age Group Challenge Meet. These athletes are six of 67 LIAC swimmers invited to attend this prestigious competition.
Each week people travel to Glen Cove to play in the LI-Kick 21+ kickball league. While many competitive spirits come to win, others come for the fun and enjoyment. That was on full display as many dressed up and celebrated Halloween on the field. The Liquor Balls had full team participation in their Halloween game. Chris Pascucci made several fantastic defensive plays in center field wearing a full-body Mr. McGibblets costume while identical twins Wendy and Cindy Oswald wore matching Thing 1 & Thing 2 costumes. Dani Bagnasco of Kick in the Grass rolled a shutout in a Batman costume. Wayne Press coached ‘Ball me Maybe’ from the first base box while wearing a menacing Grim Reaper headdress.
This week also marked the completion of the eight-week regular season. ‘Ball me Maybe’ completed an undefeated season and enters
the 14-team tournament as the top seed. The playoffs take place over 3 nights with trophies going to the winning team.
The Glen Cove Middle School football team defeated Thompson Middle School in a Thursday home game by the score of 33-0. After a scoreless first quarter, the Glen Cove offense went on a nice drive and ended on quarterback Keith Simpson’s one yard plunge into the end zone. Tight end Jack Kaffl then scored the extra point on a pass from Simpson.
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