Congratulations went out to veteran Glen Cove runners John Infranca and Dan Badalament, who both won awards in the Sands Point Preserve 5 Kilometer Sprint for the Feinstein Institute, held on the grounds of the Sands Point preserve on Saturday morning, August 15. A total of 350 runners successfully completed the 5 Kilometer course.
Infranca crossed the finish line in a time of 21 minutes, 20 seconds, earning him the third-place award in the 40-44 age group, and Badalament scored in 24:23 to take top honors in the 65-69 age group.
Other activities will include a Beach Volleyball Tournament, Tug of War, Balloon Toss and Children’s Boogie Board Race in the swim area.
As the summer ends, and the fall sports season is almost upon us, I thought it would be beneficial to tap into the school district athletic trainer’s knowledge about injury. The more an athlete knows about injury prevention, treatment and diagnosis, the better prepared they are to deal with them.
Peter Adragna is the athletic trainer for the Glen Cove School District. He attends games and practices to help athletes prepare against, prevent and deal with injuries. I asked Mr. Adragna to come up with a cheat sheet for injuries that would be helpful for athletes to review. The following is some basic terminology.
Injury First Aid (Always follow the advice of your doctor when injured. Chronic injuries may require physical therapy after doctor’s diagnosis. The following instructions are supplemental.)
The Glen Cove Cougars travel baseball team closed out the summer season on a high note, winning the Glen Cove Mayor’s Trophy in the 11U Boys Division. The Cougars had a perfect record in the tournament with 8 wins and 0 losses, defeating formidable opponents such as Plainedge, Port Washington, Merillon, RGVM and the LI Yankees.
This summer the Glen Cove Comanchees 9-under travel baseball team, manager Kevin Monahan and coaches Glenn Rizzo and Paul Casale traveled to Staten Island to register for the Babe Ruth State Tournament. After the meeting, they went for pizza and while in the parking lot in Staten Island, Kevin said to Glenn and Paul, “I have a really good feeling about this. We are going to win it all -18 teams, one winner!” Turns out, Kevin’s prediction was right on the money, and then some!
A total of 122 children attended the derby on a beautiful day. The snappers where plentiful, with over 220 fish caught.
“A special thank you to the enthusiastic volunteers from the Glen Cove Angler’s Club and the Matinecock Rod and Gun Club in addition to Chairman Tom Manzione and the Glen Cove Anglers Club for organizing this annual event,” said a spokesperson. “Thank You to the 24 sponsors who so generously contributed toward the prizes, food and T-shirts. Thank you to Diane from Duffy’s Bait and Tackle for donating the bait and extra prizes as well as John from Glen Cove Sports Shop for donating the chum. We would also like to thank Mike Pascucci from Glen Cove Beer and Soda, and the mayor’s office and Darcy from the Glen Cove Dept. of Parks & Recreation.”
On June 7, the Glen Cove Anglers Club, along with the Matinecock Rod and Gun Club, the Mill River Rod and Gun Club and the Manhasset Bay Sportsman Club, held its weigh-in breakfast for their annual Wade Denning Interclub Striped Bass Derby.
The Derby began Saturday evening at 6 p.m. and ended Sunday morning at 10 a.m. with the final weigh-in and a hearty breakfast, with Head Chef Jeff Schneider, chairman and CEO August Thompson Corporation and a GCAC member once again going over the top with a feast fit for kings.
It was quite a year for the Glen Cove High School Boys Lacrosse Team, and for their accomplishments, the team was recently honored at the Nassau County Lacrosse Coaches Association Annual Awards Dinner. The team amassed a school record 11 wins during the season, and also set school records for team goals, assists and points scored.
Many players go through the motions in practice, planning on displaying their true talents once it’s game time. This type of practice does nothing to improve the skills of a player. True competitors make their practices as worthwhile as their matches or games.
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