It was a season that started out as “not meant to be,” but ended with gritty and heartfelt wins at the Long Island championship and regionals – and ultimately a historic return to the state championship.
“These girls never gave up and never stopped believing,” said Coach Gail Baker, last year’s Coach of the Year. “We had a lot of obstacles, including low numbers for both the JV and varsity, but we were still able to make it to the state semifinals and compete against our co-champion from last year, Hoosick Falls.”
New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks knows that and showcased those ideals at his recent ProCamps Worldwide Ultimate Fan Experience presented by Citi at Hofstra University on Saturday, Nov. 17. Nicks, a four-year veteran, used the team’s bye week to give future gridiron greats an inside look of what it is to be an NFL player.
Congratulations to the BU9 Glen Cove Dragons soccer team for a great season. The Dragons ended the season on Saturday, Nov. 17 with a 4-0 win. The BU9 Dragons soccer team is a talented group of 12 outstanding players. The team has enjoyed great success over the past few years and they are looking forward to continuing that trend moving forward.
The Dragons finished with an impressive record of seven wins, one loss and one tie, scoring 36 goals with only nine against.
Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club announced Chris Martinez and Emil Martin as the September Youths of the Month and Lyasia Milledge, head group leader, as Professional of the Month.
Junior Youth of the Month Chris Martinez, age 7, has been a member of the club for two years. He is a second-grader at Deasy School. Chris is extremely busy at the club, participating in Video Club, Art Around the World, Friday’s Minute to Win It, Power Hour and Triple Play Daily Challenges. Chris excels both in and out of the classroom, is extremely polite, and is a great assistant during Power Hour to his peers.
The community thanks all of the organizations that contributed to a fun-filled successful “Teen Challenge Program” held in September at Kennedy Heights in Glen Cove. The Long Island Teen Challenge/Rock The Block Organization provided the activities and service to our community. Thanks to the organizers: the Glen Cove Housing Authority, the American Legion Young-Simmons Post 1765, the Glen Cove Boys and Girls Club, the Glen Cove Youth Bureau, the Glen Cove N.A.A.C.P. and the Glen Cove Alumni for Youth, as well as, Calvary AME Church, First Baptist Church and First Church of God in Christ.
The Atlantic League champion Long Island Ducks are hosting an open house at Bethpage Ballpark now through Nov. 21.
During the open house, fans and businesses will be able to view select seating locations now available for the 2013 season as part of full season ticket packages, ten-game mini plans and luxury suites. In addition, Ducks staff members will be on hand to provide information regarding a variety of sponsorship opportunities with the team. Those in attendance will be treated to an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the “Duck Pond” and have a chance to take a picture with the Atlantic League Championship trophy.
Sunday, Oct. 14 was homecoming for the Glen Cove Jr. Football teams and cheerleaders. The Peanut team (ages 5 and 6) was the first team to take the field against the visiting Plainedge Red team.
On Glen Cove’s first play from scrimmage, halfback Devon Gonzalez took the hand off from QB Nick Parisi and went around right end for a 40- yard TD run. On Glen Cove’s next offensive possession, halfback Jayden Jacobs went untouched for a 40-yard TD run.
On Saturday, Oct. 13, Glen Cove Chemist played a hard fought game against Lewis Oil and emerged victorious 3 to 2. Both teams played hard on both sides of the ball.
Glen Cove Chemist had an offense that was led by Gabriel Barnhart, Aidan Martone and Harrison Velentzas. Together the boys created many scoring chances. Defensively the team was anchored by James Coelho, Ethan Graziosi and Szakary Calderon. The game was tied 2-2 for much of the final quarter until Ethan Graziosi broke free and scored the winning goal. Lewis Oil responded with an offensive surge that turned away by the strong Chemist defense.
The Glen Cove JR Soccer BU9 Dragons team brought home second- place trophies from the Syosset Soccer Columbus Day Tournament over the weekend of Oct. 6. The Dragons won their first game of the tournament 1-0 against FC Bellmore Barcelona.
The goal was scored by third-grader Brandon Carmona. The second game of the tournament, the Dragons won again 3-0, against Oceanside Orange; all three goals were scored by third-grader Christian Yanes.
It was a beautiful Saturday for the parade and opening day for Glen Cove Junior Soccer on Sept. 15. Gold Coast Productions in Division 1B proudly marched the entire route holding up their sign. It was the first game of the day for their division and it was Gold Coast Productions vs. Glen Cove Chemist.
Both teams came out strong, but Glen Cove Chemists caught Gold Coast’s defense by surprise and scored the first goal of the game. Gold Coast fought back offensively with superior passing by Gabriel Capps and Thomas Potter, as well as a goal by Pandelis Tursi assisted by Grayson Kopetic. Now ready for Glen Cove Chemist, the solid defensive team of Jonathan Patino, Mark LaRocca and Nicolas Parodis held the Chemists to two goals. Repeatedly knocking the ball to the scoring end, Patino, LaRocca and Parodis also contributed midfield with big kicks and smart playing. In the fourth quarter, Marcello Rivadeneyra made an outstanding pass to Kopetic allowing him to score and tie up the game 2-2. The Chemists and Gold Coast played a fantastic first game.
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