The City of Glen Cove Parks & Recreation Dept., in partnership with US Sports Institute, is offering two exciting spring programs for local youth.
Total Sports Squirts, for children ages 3-5, is a fun way to introduce children to a variety of sports such as soccer, tee-ball, basketball, lacrosse and hockey, as well as fun playground games. The 2013 Total Sports Squirts program will be offered as an after-school program on Friday afternoons from April 19 through May 31 (seven sessions).
North Shore senior Dan Grabher finished his high school wrestling career far from his home mats and wearing an unfamiliar green singlet instead of the Maroon and White one that he’s worn in over 200 matches for the last six years. Representing Nassau County in the 170 lb Division 1 weight class, he donned the green “Section 8” singlet that only ten other North Shore wrestlers have worn in the last 45 years at the New York State Championships. This year, the Times Union Center in Albany hosted the tournament on Feb. 22 and 23.
The Glen Cove Dragons soccer team won the President Week Tournament – Boys U9 on Friday, Feb. 22, at Mitchell Field Athletic Complex. The Dragons took home first place medals.
According to coach Luis Carmona, the Glen Cove Dragons U9 players showed amazing teamwork, speed and agility. In the first game of the tournament, Glen Cove Dragons played against LI Rough Riders Select U9. The Dragons started off strong against a very good and talented team, and the game ended with a tied 1-1.
The second game of the tournament Dragons won 3-1 against another strong, talented and well-coached team, LI Rough Riders U8. The final game of the soccer tournament was against Bellmore soccer team; the Dragons won 1-0 and took first place in the President Week Tournament.
Congratulations to Glen Cove High School senior and varsity basketball player Kewan Beebe, who will attend SUNY New Paltz and showcase his on-the-court talents for the men’s basketball team next winter. This year, Kewan co-led the Big Red Bots varsity basketball squad in scoring with 15 points per game. He also averaged 5 assists and 3 rebounds per game, leading the team to another winning season (7-5 in League play, 9-8 overall) and a first-round playoff appearance. He will major in business at New Paltz. Kewan is congratulated here by GCHS Principal Dr. Joseph Hinton, his guidance counselor, Margie Tockman, Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Health Denise Kiernan, and Boys Varsity Basketball Coach Peter Falen.
Once again this year, the Long Island Thunderbolts Softball Team will be hosting a five-week training session for young softball players at the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County, located at 25 Country Drive in Plainview. This clinic allows the Thunderbolts to raise necessary team funds, while teaching girls the skills they need to be ready to hit it out of the park during softball season in the spring. The “2013 Winter Work Out” will feature lessons on hitting, bunting and fielding.
The Glen Cove Junior Football & Cheerleading program held its annual awards ceremony on Friday, Jan. 25 at Glen Cove High School. The more than 200 junior football players and cheerleaders who took part in the program during the 2012 season received trophies or medals and a commemorative yearbook.
Six football players were honored with the prestigious Ironman Award for their commitment to the program. This year’s 8 Year Ironmen are Quadir Akines, Thairese Farr, Zachary Hasbrouck and Austin Maccarone. The 7 Year Ironmen are Jared Jackson and Michael Poncet. Pony Cheer coach, Sue Payton, also honored Jessica Bellomo with the Golden Megaphone award for her dedication and hard work. Jessica has been cheering on the junior football players for nine consecutive seasons.
It’s time to sign up your young football players and cheerleaders (ages 5-14). Registration for the 2013 season will be held on Saturday, March 9 and Saturday, March 16 at Glen Cove City Hall from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Two games and two more wins for the North Shore Vikings women’s varsity basketball team. In the first game, the girls traveled to Lynbrook and put on a clinic in the first quarter as they shredded the Lynbrook defense to take a 26-4 lead, with all 26 points coming on lay-ups. With junior Caroline Robertson (10 points in the quarter), sophomore Alexandra Cantwell (eight in the quarter) and seventh-grader Gabrielle Zaffiro (six points in the quarter), doing the vast majority of the first quarter scoring, the girls looked unstoppable.
Three members of the Glen Cove High School Varsity Softball team have announced that they are college bound and will be showcasing their on-the-field talents at their school of selection next spring. Pitcher Carina Zupa, centerfielder Kayla Morrissey, and shortstop Brianna Leon will all be playing softball, with Carina receiving a full scholarship (academic and athletic) to Sacred Heart University. Kayla, who also received a scholarship, will attend Queens College while Brianna has her sights set on SUNY Purchase. Dressed in attire from their future schools, Kayla, Brianna, and Carina are seated left to right, as they are congratulated by (standing, L-R) guidance counselor Margie Tockman (for Carina and Kayla), Varsity Softball head coach Valerie Amilicia, Director of Physical Education, Athletics and Health Denise Kiernan, Varsity Softball assistant coach (and Carina’s mom) Angela Zupa, GCHS Principal Dr. Joseph Hinton and guidance counselor Jeannette Alomia (for Brianna).
More than $414,000 was raised in the fight against ALS at the Ninth Annual “A Midwinter Night’s Dream” recently at Oheka Castle in Huntington. That money adds to the $2.5-plus million already raised in the effort to find a cure for what is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
AMND, run by a committee of Northport High School students, was born after two Northport teachers were diagnosed with the illness.
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