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.
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 60th year, Glen Cove Jr. Baseball & Softball had over 600 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 & girls of our program this year.
Women’s Cross-Country Class “A” State Champions
There have been a lot of firsts for the North Shore Women’s Cross-Country team this season: 14-0 regular season record, Division Champions, Conference Champions, Nassau County Class “A” Champions, Nassau County overall champions and now for the first time in school history a sports team at North Shore High School has won a state championship.
The Women’s Cross-Country Team, coached by Neal Levy, won the NYS Class “A” State cross-country championship this past weekend. After a few third-place finishes the last two years the team brought home the first-place plaque. This accomplishment was not only historic to the North Shore School District but to Nassau County as well. It is the first time in 18 years that any cross-country team in Nassau County has won a state championship. The last team to do so was Wantagh in 1992, before any of the current team members were even born.
The Glen Cove Pony White hosted the Lindenhurst White on Sunday, Nov. 7 for an 11:30 a.m. game.
Although they started off slow, the Cardinals won with a score of 18-14.
Lindenhurst kicked off to Glen Cove to start the game. Offense could not get going and Hayden DiPalma punted the ball.
Lindenhurst was able to quickly score a touchdown.
Although defense was tough, they scored again on their next possession and took an early lead.
The North Shore Vikings football team was crowned “Big Four” champions by defeating Clarke High School 42-21. The Vikings were led by senior Steve Ragusa, who had a big day rushing for 175 yards and 4 touchdowns. Quarterback Denis Hickey rushed for a Viking score and was 6 for 6 kicking the PAT. Nick Capparelli also had a touchdown for the Vikings sprinting 23 yards for the final score. Capparelli finished the day with 162 yards rushing.
The Vikings defense was played tough all game with two big fourth down stops halting two Clarke drives. Senior Randy Felice had a key interception in the 3rd quarter setting up a Viking touchdown on the next drive putting them ahead by 3 touchdowns. The Vikings will take on Seaford High School this Saturday at Hofstra University. Kick-off is 7 p.m.
The Glen Cove Pony White Cardinals traveled to Seaford on Halloween for a 2 p.m. game.
You would have thought that they would have trick or treating on their minds, but the Cardinals only thoughts were about defeating the Broncos. They did this in spectacular style, winning the game 18-0.
Hayden DiPalma started the game by kicking off to Seaford. The defense was tough and forced the Broncos to fumble the ball. It was recovered by Alex Venturino.
For the fifth consecutive year the North Shore Women’s Cross-Country team has won the Conference Championship. Even this accomplishment appeared routine for this historic program and it represents a level of consistency and discipline not often seen. The dynasty continues with our new, talented, and hard working freshmen. The 2010 team is filled with more seniors than in the past, as they have helped build, contribute and enjoy the program’s success. This past Saturday, the team blew away the competition by placing 7 runners in the top 11 places in the 100-person race. This resulted in a 44 point victory over the next closest team in Conference Four. Tremendous performances were run by seniors Danielle Muoio, Marielle Genovesi, Lauryn Cartagine and Nicolette Dayre. They have helped lead by example and performance during the course of this season. Other personal bests were achieved by the “Super Sophomores” Elizabeth Caldwell and Jessica Donohue as they have been at the top of their game in all competitions. Not to be outdone was the Junior Varsity team who swept the competition in their race as they placed 1-5. Top performers included race winner and Freshman Olivia Statile, Junior Nicole Milani, Sophomores Gillian McGovern, and Monica Winski and Freshman Alexandra Osman.
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