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.
After a win against Amityville and a loss against North Babylon, the Glen Cove Pee Wee Cardinals’ record is two wins and one loss after defeating Valley Stream Green, Sunday, Sept. 23, with a score of 19 to 7.
Glen Cove started the game on defense. Josue Cruz, Londell Wheeler, Joseph Johnson, Jesse Barnes, Christian Maiorana, David Berlin, Cayden Burnett, Charlie Benazzi, Reece Ramos, Anthony Schettino and Peter Liotta forced Valley Stream to turn the ball over on downs.
The Homecoming for Glen Cove Jr. Football and Cheerleading will take place at the Glen Cove City Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 14. The snack stand will be open and serving chili, pulled pork, sausage and peppers and more. Come on down, watch the youth football games and cheer them on!
Playing at Glen Cove Stadium on Sept. 23, the Glen Cove Midget Red team had their first win of the season defeating the Wyandanch Midgets 13-6.
In a hard fought battle, the Midget Red offense led by QB Forrest Demetri scored in the first half with touchdowns by Dominic Genzale and Mario Fischetti. Both running backs worked extremely hard behind a dominating offensive line led by rookie standout Jesse Mayreis and Veteran’s Kevin Napier, Danny and Jimmy Seringer. Gianni Aboulehassan scored an extra point behind his ground-pounding offensive attack at fullback. Veteran running back Peter Rodriquez pounded the Wyandanch defense all game gaining multiple first downs to shut the door on any possible come back by Wyandanch.
The Glen Cove Comanchees 12-U travel baseball team had a record of five wins and only one loss, defeating powerhouse squads such as HBQVB and East Meadow to advance to the playoffs in the annual tournament held on their home fields at John Maccarone Memorial Stadium.
In the crossover playoff rounds, the Comanchees topped the Long Island Mudcats by a score of 7-3 to advance to the championship game. The Comanchees faced the tough Long Island Colts. In a close defensive battle, the Comanchees came away with the win by a score of 5-1. Thomas Mavros’ pitching and hitting performance earned him the 2012 tournament’s M.V.P., having won three games on the mound while allowing only five earned runs. Brian Shannon, Thomas Paulich and Thomas Elletto were the hitting stars.
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