The Glen Cove High School girls basketball team was invited to participate in the prestigious KSA Holiday Basketball Tournament that will be held in Orlando, FL, this December. The tournament brings to the court teams from all over the United States that would otherwise not be competing. It is held in the finest professional and amateur athletic venues around the nation with teams seeded into brackets that will provide an appropriate level of competition.
The North Shore Women’s Cross Country Team won the Nassau County Class I Championship for the eighth consecutive year. They will be competing in the State Qualifier Competition at Bethpage State Park this month.
A spirit of competition coupled with camaraderie has proven to be a winning combination as LI-Kick, Glen Cove’s co-ed adult kickball league, ends another successful season.
Membership has grown from an initial 126 first-time players at the start in the spring of 2013 to a current roster of 229 die-hard kick-ball aficionados playing in leagues that meet on
Tuesday and Thursdays evenings at the John Maccarone Memorial Fields.
Tom Ryan, 32, of Huntington has been with the league from the beginning. He had previously played ABA softball and insists that “kickball has so much more action than softball and has a playability that makes it great for all ages and all skill levels.”
Members of the Board of Education, administration, students, faculty and community members of the Glen Cove City School District were out in force on Oct. 18, showing off their Glen Cove school pride at the annual homecoming parade and game.
“It’s wonderful for the community to come together for our homecoming,” Superintendent of Schools Maria Rianna said. “This is truly a community event.”
Numerous students, faculty, parents, and community members enthusiastically lined up to kick-off the 10th Annual North Shore Schools Homecoming Parade at Glenwood Landing School. Leading the parade was the American Legion Glenwood Landing Post 336 followed by the NSHS Drum Line directed by David Soto, North Shore Cheerleading team, Board of Education including Superintendent Dr. Edward Melnick, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Rob Chlebicki, and Assistant Superintendent for Business Olivia Buatsi, the Booster Club, the Viking Foundation, various Parent Organizations, and the Glenwood Landing Fire Department.
The Town of Oyster Bay, in conjunction with the New York Rangers, will once again host a special Try Hockey for Free Program on Sunday morning, Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon at ithe Ice Skating Center located in Bethpage Community Park, 1000 Stewart Ave.
The event will allow youngsters a unique opportunity to sample the sport of ice hockey. Four morning sessions will be available. Session times are 8 to 9 a.m., 9 to 10 a.m., 10 to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon.
On Thursday, Oct. 2, North Shore High School quarterback Michael Floccari shattered a school record and tied a Long Island record for the most touchdown passes in a game. This accomplishment ties him with E.J. Clark from Seaford High School (1977) and Joe Capobianco form Lawrence High school (2011).
On Tuesday, Oct. 7, the Glen Cove Finley Middle School opened their football season with a home game against Thompson Middle School. The game opened with the Glen Cove offense going on a nice drive, which saw quarterback Mike Vaughan score on a 30-yard touchdown run.
Six North Shore High School athletes competed in the 2014 JCC Maccabi Games and led the New York Delegation to victory, winning gold. The students included Jacob Abramowitz, Brett Bennett, Drew Jacklin, Ben Lerner, Josh Mandell, and Ben Saltzman. The Maccabi Games is a week-long Olympic tournament for Jewish teenage athletes, ages 14-16 years old. It is held in numerous venues across the United States.
Bennett proudly said, “Competing in the Maccabi Games was a unique and thrilling experience for me. It not only was a highly competitive basketball tournament, but it also emphasized the importance of building strong values such as good sportsmanship, leadership, team unity, compassion and respect.
This, for me, was an experience of a lifetime!”
Wilson Martial Arts has been giving back to the Glen Cove community for the past 10 years through martial arts and fitness.
Dwayne Wilson, owner and founder, has been sharing his knowledge and passion for martial arts to people for more than 35 years. His love of martial arts first started as a kid, when he was cut from most sports teams.
“I wanted to go for something individualized,” Wilson said. “[Martial arts] was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life.”
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