On Wednesday, Dec. 22, the Glen Cove Boys Varsity Wrestling Team won their first conference match of the year against Great Neck North 43-24.
The match started with Joseph Nicolich and Isaiah Garcia both receiving forfeits at the 96 lbs and 103 lbs weight classes. Then Gorov Sodhi kept the momentum going with an impressive come-from-behind win (7-5) in the 112 lbs weight class. Alex Johnson followed Sodhi at 119 lbs with a pin in the second period. After the first four matches of the Dual Meet GC was up 21-0. After two tough losses at 125 lbs and 130 lbs, Kevin Nicholas grinded out a close win at the 135 lbs weight class (7-6). Jakub Micko followed Nicholas at 140 lbs with a (9-4) win.
Congratulations go out to Dan Badalament of Glen Cove for his award-winning performance in the 23rd annual Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho Holiday Run on Dec. 18.
The 67-year-old Badalament, a member of the Glen Cove Athletic Hall of Fame, crossed the finish line at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage in 24 minutes, 8 seconds, winning the second-place award in the 65-69 age group.
Girl’s Varsity Basketball Starts Solid!The North Shore Girls Varsity Basketball Team is off to a solid start this season. The girls started their Non-League play by participating in two Holiday Basketball Tournaments. The first was the prestigious Wantagh Booster Club Tournament with some of the top teams in Nassau County. The first round saw the Vikings take on perennial power and Newsday preseason #5 in the county, Wantagh.
Four players and four coaches from the North Shore Football program were selected to play and coach in the “Nassau County Senior Bowl” on Thanksgiving eve at Mitchel Field Athletic Contest, which matched up the best senior all-stars from conference 1 and 4 against conference 2 and 3.
Evan Vandoros was selected as a running back while Nick Capparelli and Zach Winslow played linebacker. Joe Manzione was selected as a defensive lineman. Vandoros scored a touchdown for his team while Capparelli was named defensive captain.
North Shore coaches Bill Madigan, Anthony Polo and Joe Sadaris worked the sidelines while North Shore Head Coach Dan Agovino served as the game coordinator. Congratulations went to the all-star players and coaches.
The Glen Cove High School Boys Basketball Team opened up their season on Thursday, Dec. 9, with a non-league victory over Valley Stream North High School. The Knights, who were one win away from a playoff spot last year, won by a score of 50-46.
The team relied on its quick defensive play and strong inside game to win a hard fought game. Glen Cove, who took the lead quickly, thanks to some key rebounds and put backs by junior Mauro Carignano and the team’s opening success with the full court press. Valley Stream had trouble combating Glen Cove’s aggressive press, turning the ball over and leading to Glen Cove taking the lead.
The Glen Cove wrestling team has a new coach in charge this year. Chris MacDonald, former volunteer assistant coach to the team, was handed the reins this year and is very excited for the upcoming season.
“We have a young team,” MacDonald said, “a lot of young guys; everyone is excited and motivated about the season.”
The Big Red, which finished in the middle of the pack at 20th in Nassau County last year, is looking to improve upon their record. They lost some key members of the team in Mike Ianetta (who was fourth in the county last year), Hector Paez, Sasha Bogdanich (holds the Glen Cove record with over 100 wins), and Danny Belfiore (currently playing football at C.W. Post). These are some big shoe to follow, but four year varsity wrestlers and senior captains Alexey Bogvanich (younger brother of Sasha) and Aaron Sylver, along with junior captain Nicholas McAdams, are up to the task, anchoring a team composed of many ninth- and tenth-graders and one eighth-grader, some of whom are expected to make an impact this year.
The Glen Cove Pee Wee Cardinals Red beat previously undefeated Plainview on the road 27 - 14 to score a victory in the opening round of the Tier 1 Division playoffs on Saturday night.
The Cardinals dominated Plainview from the opening snap with a total team effort. Running backs Dominick Genzale and Damon Garner each had a pair of touchdowns behind an impressive offensive line led by Lorenzo Recine and Kevin Napier. Garner converted an extra point run after scoring the Cardinals’ first touchdown of the game. Mario Fischetti converted a 13-yard field goal after one of Genzale’s two touchdowns to seal the game.
Saturday, Nov. 6 was SoccerFest, and the first- and second-grade girls of Glen Cove Chemists enjoyed every minute of the round-robin tournament. The competition was fierce as the Green Chemists faced each division team, winning their game against Island Photography and tying both Badge Agency and A+ Signs. This was enough to place the green Glen Cove Chemists team in the division finals against the pink Island Photography team. The Chemists scored early on a brilliant drive to the goal by Camryn Kleinwaks in which she threaded the ball through the defense, finishing with a strong shot that eluded the Photography goalkeeper. Although the girls in pink fought hard, they could not overcome the defensive presence and exceptional speed of Mialani Martinez who thwarted several drives single-handedly. Caitlyn Callahan and Julianna Turcios shined on both sides of the ball, contributing on potentially game changing plays throughout the contest. Gabriella Callahan added to the offensive onslaught of shots that kept the pink team on their heals. Carolyn Fahey played terrifically in the goal, stymieing the Island Photography offense. Jane Maleady was sensational throughout the day, scoring multiple times, but none more important than the second goal for the Chemists in the finals in which she launched a missile into the top corner of the goal. This cushion gave the Chemists the confidence to close out the game and take home the girl’s SoccerFest Championship trophies! But the best moment was yet to come, as during the award ceremony, the Glen Cove Chemists girls in green were awarded the Sportsmanship trophy for demonstrating goodwill, fair play and positive attitudes throughout the regular season. On this beautiful fall day, even the bright sun couldn’t outshine the smiling, ecstatic faces of the girls in green!
The GC Senior Red Junior Football team’s 2010 journey has come to an end. GC lost their semifinal playoff game against Brentwood 27-13. Though the score indicates a decisive victory by Brentwood, the first half of the game was typical of this GC team. A fast scoring start by GC occurred when David Perkins threw a 50-yard bomb to Yamique Webb for a TD on the first play of the game, punctuated by an extra point on a Jack Mangan pass to Chris Lent in the corner of the end zone. GC’s second TD came from HB Yamique Webb in the second quarter when Yamique took a 50-yard sweep into the end zone. Brentwood’s first TD came when a fumble, forced by GC’s powerful defense, was picked by Bentwood’s fullback who ran 40 yards for the score. Brentwood scored again in the first half, but missed the extra point and GC went into half time ahead 13-12. As the second half began it was apparent that the 17-man roster was beginning to show signs of wear. Brentwood continued their aggressive style of play through the second half by which the GC Cardinal Red had no offensive answer. Brentwood scored two additional TDs, one on a blocked punt to end the game 27-13. The season for the GC Red has been long but not without great memories. The team went 7-1-1, took first place in tier one in their division and avenged a loss in the regular season against the defending champions Rosedale to win a quarter final playoff game. A thank you for a rewarding experience and great season was offered by the coaches. A thank you to all the seniors who participated in the program over the past years, and good luck next year to the 12-year-olds coming back to continue the successful GC junior football tradition.
Page 31 of 47<< Start < Prev 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 Next > End >>