Improving Children’s Health
Given the current epidemic of inactivity and obesity in American children, youth sports is thought to play a major factor in improving children’s health.
Youth sports is a very popular activity that is assumed to have important physical, psychological and social development consequences for those children and youth involved.
The Seventh-grade Girl’s Volleyball team has had an impressive start to a new season and for most a totally new sport. They have had two victories coming against Carle Place and Wheatley. The girls practice well, enjoy playing together and have begun learning the basic skills and game concepts. These girls are talented young athletes and are showing a flair for the sport of volleyball. They are divided into two equal teams and play two games each a match. The Green Team members are: Selena Guastella (captain), Sara Testa (captain), Giuliana Capobianco, Jennifer Cruz, Gabby Heenan, Abby Farnan, Saleena Nassary, Michelle Catanzano. The Red Team members are: Dana Congero (captain), Luz Machaca (captain), Nicole Bedell, Madison Carlin, Karla Correa, Diana Delgrasso, Kassy Pappa, Melissa Cavese.The girls would appreciate spectators if you have the time to come and watch them play.
The North Shore Football team was proud to announce that three of its players were selected to participate in the Annual Long Island Classic football game on Thanksgiving morning. The Long Island Classic game is played between the Nassau County All-Stars against the Suffolk County All-Stars. Seniors Billy Johansen (fullback), Lou Mastellone (tight end) and Anthony Croce (offensive guard) were chosen by the Nassau County Coaches Association. Assistant coach Chris Galano served as the defensive backs coach as head coach Dan Agovino was the Nassau game coordinator. All three members of the North Shore team were impressive in the Nassau 21-8 victory, with Billy Johansen scoring the first touchdown of the game. Billy also was awarded the honor of All-County for the 2009 season while Mastellone was selected to the All-Conference team.
The Glen Cove Pony White Cardinals capped off their season with an exciting win against Broad Channel to bring home the Championship trophy. Both teams traveled to Bethpage for the game.
Broad Channel kicked off to Glen Cove to start the game. Nicholas Lucchese received the ball. After passes to Frankie Castiglione and Tommy Burke and runs by Matthew Aufiero, the ball was turned over on the 2-yard line. The Cardinals quickly rallied and got a safety when Kobe Thompson sacked the Broad Channel quarterback in the end zone.
“The Thanksgiving holiday is a time when we make a genuine effort to give thanks to everyone that has made a positive contribution in our lives. During our 59th year, Glen Cove Jr. Baseball & Softball had over 650 boys and girls participate in the program. Running a program of this magnitude is not an easy undertaking. With busy schedules it becomes more and more difficult to get the volunteers needed to truly be successful. The board of GCJB & S would like to give a big thank you to all those that have given to the boys and girls of our program this year,” the group said in a release.
Umpires – Leon Osborne, Damon Garner, Doug Poncet, Dave Losee, Tony Belifore, Tom DeCarlo, Mike Richardson, Darryl Garner, Bruce Testa Jr., Mark Czernawski, Ryan Ritter, Luis Cruz (Extra Inning Umpires), Big Apple Umpires, Tri-County Umpires
Stand Volunteers – Lynn Basile, Eileen Borer, Bob Marino, Anthony & Carmen Martino, Nancy Quinn, Ryan Ritter, Kim Rogers, Matt Rogers, Leslie Schwartz.
Stand Supplies –Steve (DSSR Beverage), John Sebastiano (South Ridge Deli), Frank Trotta – North Shore Golf Car – repairing our golf carts
Donations – Valley Sports
Steve Gonzalez – weekly game write-ups (Speedy’s Corner)
Photography - Tony Gallego, Bob Canavan – Gill Associates
Softball Clinics – Angela Zupa, Molloy College Softball team
Weekly Coverage - Glen Cove Record Pilot and Gold Coast Gazette
Building and Field Use - Glen Cove School District and Dr. Scott Silverman (director of athletics)
Senator Carl Marcellino and Judge Richard McCord
Stadium Crew – Joe Familetti, Terry Dailey, Chris Montello, Phil Russo, Brian Shane, Kevin Bloomhagen, Jim Klimasewski (Glen Cove Dept of Public Works) – banners
Mayor Ralph Suozzi and Darcy Belyea, recreation director
And all the boys and girls and their parents!
Visit the website: www.gcjbs.com
Lacrosse players from Glen Cove High School did our district proud demonstrating their leadership skills to elementary students. “The look of curiosity and excitement emerged from the third-graders at Connolly when their older peers entered the room,” athletics director Dr. Scott Silverman told the Record Pilot. Throughout the morning the senior boys and girls lacrosse players spent time introducing the game of lacrosse. They also taught some skills and had discussions about what it takes to be a successful athlete. “I was amazed by the ease at which our students were able to connect with the younger students. In the afternoon, the players spent time at Landing School continuing their presentation,” Silverman added.
Many of Glen Cove’s players got their start at the Glen Cove City Lacrosse Program. (See information on the upcoming clinic in this issue.)
In the first round of the playoffs, the Glen Cove Pony White hosted East Meadow and won with a score of 26 to 6. East Meadow kicked off to start the game. Nicholas Lucchese received the ball and ran 70 yards for a touchdown. Ryan Aughavin ran in the extra point.
Before the end of the first quarter, Lucchese scored again after long runs by John Murphy, Frankie Castiglione, Ryan Aughavin and Fernando Aguilar. The extra point was no good and the score was 13 to 0. On East Meadow’s next possession, Jack Giovanetti intercepted their first pass. After passes from quarterback, Lucchese to Giovanetti, Castiglione and Murphy, Castiglione punted the ball. This ended the first quarter.
Congratulations are due to the Women’s Cross-Country Team who recently won the Nassau County Championship. Under the leadership of Coach Neal Levy, the team defeated all 55 teams in Nassau County to win their fourth straight County “B” Championship. Additionally, the team ended their regular season with a 13-0 record and was ranked nationally.
Tears poured from the eyes of the North Shore Field Hockey Team after losing to Cold Spring Harbor in the Class B Quarterfinals. The Vikings finished their season 9-6. The team, which has shown tremendous growth in past two years, had an outstanding season finishing as League 2 Champs. Senior Kathleen Lennon was awarded All- County. She was also one of 10 athletes awarded All-State in Nassau County. Seniors Elle Hoffman and Melissa Meehan were recognized as Honorable Mention All- County. All-Conference honors were awarded to the team’s entire defense, including Lauren Gerard, Laura Wefer, Lauren Janelli, and Danielle Valasiadis. Junior forward Jennie Berglin was awarded All League. Junior forward/defender Christina DeMeo was honored with the Unsung Hero award.
“This particular team has been a pleasure to coach. They were connected not only as athletes but as friends. They truly bonded and supported one another,” said Coach Kellie Moritz. Congratulations to the Vikings on a successful season. Good luck to the seniors: Melissa Meehan, Elle Hoffman and Kathleen Lennon.
On a perfect day for running - a day with clear skies, very little wind and plentiful sunshine - the Glen Cove boy’s cross-country team came out strong once again on the trails of Bethpage State Park following an amazing performance at the Conference Championships last week. With the starting gun, the race was off and would prove to be another great one for the boys on one of the best cross-country teams Glen Cove has seen in many years. At the finish, seniors Dominick Brasiello and Thomas Manzione took first and second. They were closely followed by sophomore Jakub Micko and junior Alex Bogdanich, with senior David Armas only a few meters behind them. Freshman Elias Blinkoff and senior Dennis Irungu ended the race for Glen Cove very close behind Armas. All members of the team ran an amazing race, helped by the absolutely perfect conditions.
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