Glen Cove School District is gearing up for "Homecoming 2000."
Join the fun and festivities by joining your school to decorate the floats for the "Homecoming 2000." Parents and students from Gribbin, Connolly, Deasy, Landing, Finley Middle School are invited to help decorate their floats at the high school gym on Friday afternoon.
Then come on out and cheer for the Boy's Varsity Soccer Team who will take on Jericho at Glen Cove High School Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. and the Girls' Varsity Tennis team will host Wheatley at 4 p.m. The festivities continue on Saturday, October 7 at 1 p.m. with the parade and introduction of the "Homecoming Court". The highlight, of course, will be the big game as Glen Cove vs. Westbury - Go Big Red!
Show your "School Spirit" and your "Glen Cove Spirit" come on out to support the Big Red and enjoy a great game and a great weekend!
Sean Basdavanos and Dave Paskoff put the pressure on SeafordŐs quarterback as Glen CoveŐs defensive line holds the Vikings to 7 points for the day.
Photo by Bill Basdavanos
The Glen Cove Varsity Football Team posted a 26-7 victory Thursday afternoon at Seaford High School. The team played inspired football covering the absence of their starting tailback, fullback, quarterback and receiver! Dave Paskoff, usually the staring halfback (blocking back) switched positions and scored 4 touchdowns as fullback. He also rushed for 127 yards on 13 carries. Jermain Robinson, who began the season at quarterback, has filled in the past two weeks at tailback rushing for 129 yards vs. Bethpage and this week going 92 yards vs. Seaford.
With the starting backfield out, the onus fell on the shoulders of the Big Red offensive line to keep the offense rolling. Led by veteran Sean Basdavanos along with Charles McCullough, the team rushed for 236 yards on 79 attempts. When the season began, this line was a question mark for the #1 seed Big Red. Over the first three weeks, the inexperienced group of Jeff Oglesby, Matt Hurwitz, Ricky Ortiz and Nick Discala have enabled the Covers to rush for 776 yards, a 258-yard average per game - an incredible number considering the Big Red has not started the same backfield in any of the games!
Defensively the team was cruising along to a shutout with three minutes left in the game when Seaford scored their only touchdown for the day. Pressure on highly regarded Seaford quarterback Adam Bergen came from Jason Hopkins, Anthony Sullivan, Charles McCullough and Sean Basdavanos. Freshman Drew Beisler, Mike Giambruno and Russell Keogler kept the defense sharp by giving the defensive front much needed rest.
Rich Tarver hits the hole created by the Big Red offensive line.
Photo by Bill Basdavanos
Seaford attempted 25 passes and completed only 11. Credit must be given to the solid coverage of Ivan Barahona, Victor Hidalgo, Jermain Robinson and Marcus Biancone (before his injury, yes, another injury!) Super efforts were also turned in by Alfred Seaman (leading tackler), Jeff Oglesby and Rick Tarver.
A tough Westbury (2-1) squad looms on the horizon for the Big Red. This Saturday, October 7, is homecoming, and the Covers need a victory to put them in playoff contention. It promises to be a great day and an exciting game. Don't miss Homecoming 2000 - the festivities begin at 1 p.m. sharp at the Glen Cove High School Football Field. Go Big Red!
The Glen Cove Boys Varsity Soccer team improved their season record to 5-2 on Thursday, Sept. 28 with a 2-1 win over a tough Carey High School Team. Goals were scored by Peter Philipakos and Jose Oliva. Both Peter and Jose assisted on each other's goals. Midfielder, Tim Charon, had part in both goals as he made the initial pass to Peter and Jose when they got their assists. The Big Red had numerous opportunities to score, but were turned away by a tough Carey defense. Glen Cove's own defense also played very well with Matt and Jason Lindenbaum, Dan Bellissimo, Joel Basilion and Selvin Mendez keeping Carey's offense in check. Midfielders Guiseppe Gallizzi, Kenny Klein, Tony Condello and Herbert Lazo also played a great game to help the Big Red to their third league win of the season.
The Glen Cove Boys JV Soccer Team continued their winning streak on Wednesday, Sept. 27 as they defeated Wantagh 4-0. Richie Rivera scored a goal at 13:42 of the first half on a direct kick and then added two more first half goals, one on an assist from Ben Lowell as Glen Cove took a 3-0 halftime lead. Rivera then scored his fourth goal of the game on a corner kick from Jonathan Salvador and the Big Red coasted to a 4-0 win over previously undefeated Wantagh! Frank Carrotta played a tremendous game in goal to record his third shutout of the season. Scott Arnone, Mike Gonzalez and Israel Cruz were great on defense to help preserve the win. Dom Bocchino, Edwin Vazquez and Mike Grella played a great all-around game at midfield to continually help pressure Wantagh.
On Friday, Sept. 22 Glen Cove hosted New Hyde Park and ended the day in a 1-1 tie. Mike Grella scored on a penalty kick at 16:42 of the second half to give Glen Cove a 1-0 lead. With three minutes remaining, Goalie Frank Carrotta made a tremendous diving stop on a corner kick to keep the shutout. Unfortunately, with about 10 seconds remaining in the game, and after a furious scuffle in front of the goal, New Hyde Park tied the score on a direct kick from 20 yards away.
The Girls Varsity Soccer Team traveled to Roslyn on Monday, Oct. 2 and came home with a 2-1 win! Stephanie Graziosi came out of the goal to score the tying goal. Kristi Anzalone scored the winning goal for the day, assisted by Nicole Trotta with 5 minutes remaining in the game. Diana Langenbach, Joan Starkman and Lindsey Testa played a strong defensive game.
On Saturday, Sept. 23, just before the rains came, the girl's soccer team was engaged in a very tough contest with Wheatley High School. After the half, the score was 0-0. But it just wasn't meant to be Glen Cove's day as Wheatley found the net to make the final score 1-0. Defensively the Covers played a strong game, led by Lyndsey Testa, Joan Starkman, Meghan DeAngelis and Stephanie Graziosi in goal.
Just two days earlier the Big Red hosted Long Beach for another tough game. Glen Cove was rocked early in the game, but fought back to make it a tight contest. After a 3-0 halftime score, Nicole Trotta responded first after being fouled in the penalty box, she scored on the penalty shot. Laura Gabbamonte scored 4 minutes later from the left corner assisted by Nicole. The Covers fought hard to the end, but the clock ran out - Long Beach 3 - Glen Cove 2.
The Girls JV Tennis Team scored a 4-3 victory over Cold Spring Harbor High School on Wednesday, Sept. 27 on the Big Red's home courts.
Big Singles winners were: 8th Grader Christina Mazzeo at 1st Singles - Katelyn Kelly -Johnson and Michelle Orlando at 2nd Doubles - Alex Na and Jessica March at 3rd Doubles and Julie Baron and Lindsay Chastain at 4th Doubles.
The girls made the short trip to North Shore High School on Friday, September 15 for a great first match. Winning singles were: 8th grader Christina Mazzeo at 1st Singles and Jennifer O'Brien at 4th Singles. Winning Doubles were: Brittney Kessel and Alex Na at 3rd Doubles and Lindsay Chastain and Julie Baron at 4th Doubles.