Congratulations went out to Glen Cove endurance athletes Eva Casale, Michael Gadaleta, Jeff Blinkoff and Christopher Duvally, who were among the hardy finishers in the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail 50 Kilometer and 25 Kilometer Runs, held on May 7.Casale and Gadaleta both completed the 50 Kilometer Run, running virtually all of the race together, with Casale scoring in 39th place in 8 hours, 7 minutes 40 seconds, and Gadaleta right behind her in 8:07:50. Blinkoff and Duvally competed in the 25 Kilometer Run, with Blinkoff finishing in 2:35:31 to take 12th place overall, and Duvally crossing the finish line in 2:37:21 for 13th place overall.
The Glen Cove Comanchees 11 and under travel team captured their second East Meadow Memorial Day Weekend Tournament championship with solid defense and timely hitting.
The first game versus Garden City was a battle. Sacrifice flies by Jared Jackson and Christopher Capobianco in the fourth inning broke up a scoreless game, putting the Comanchees up 2-0, the eventual final score. Capobianco also pitched five strong innings with eight strikeouts, no walks and giving up only two hits to pick up the win. Tony Figliuolo shut the door, picking up the save in the last inning.
On Wednesday, June 21 the St. Boniface Sea Cliff baseball team defeated Maria Regina by a score of 5 – 4 to win their 2nd consecutive CYO baseball league championship (seventh- and eighth-grades).
US Lacrosse announced that the following players have been named to the US Lacrosse All-Academic team for the 2011 season:
Long Island Metro - Alexandra Gerin - 2012 - Attack - Glen Cove High School
Long Island Metro - Ariana Cavallone - 2012 - Attack - Glen Cove High School
A US Lacrosse All-Academic team member is a player who exhibits exemplary lacrosse skills and excellent sportsmanship on the field while also representing high standards of academic achievement in the classroom. Additionally, a US Lacrosse All-Academic player has left her mark by making significant contributions of service to the school or community.
Last week’s trivia question: Which player established the major league record for most extra base hits by a rookie with 89?
Hal Trosky had 89 hits, 45 doubles and nine triples and 35 homers for Cleveland in 1934.
This week’s trivia question: Since 1957 when the Gold Glove award was first presented, there have been only five players who have won a Gold Glove, league MVP and the batting title in the same year. Name two of them if you dare.
On Saturday, June 25, high school students Evan Landau (’11) and Sydney Menzin ’13 of Friends Academy, Kelly Basdavanos (’12) of Our Lady of Mercy, and Michael Rovner (’14) of North Shore High School, will be holding a round robin tennis tournament to raise money for Glen Cove Cares. This local organization works to increase awareness about cancer, funds research and provides financial assistance to those in need.
The Glen Cove Junior Soccer league had its final Spring Soccer Sunday of the season this past Sunday, June 12. It was a perfect day for soccer: it wasn’t too hot, and though there were clouds in the sky, there was no rain. As each final games finished up, coaches and the soccer board (the team that heads the program) congratulated players on yet another great season. There was much talk of the wonderful times the kids had, and many parents asked about registration for the fall season.
The North Shore Varsity Lacrosse team had a record-breaking season, bringing home the Nassau County Class C Championship for the first time since 1992. Going into playoffs the team had a 9 and 1 league record, losing only to Cold Spring Harbor by a score of 8-7.
In‐person registration date for Summer and Fall Programs - Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Glen Cove City Hall.
The Glen Cove Junior Lacrosse Club had 3 games scheduled on Sunday and surprisingly rain was not a factor in any of them! The third- and fourth-graders started the day off with an early morning eye opener against East Meadow. Down by three goals at the start of the second quarter Sal Guastella sliced and diced through the defense to score the first of his two goals in the game. Syzmon Frye added another but it was not enough for the Wee Knights as they lost 7 – 3. Tyler Buehre and Liam Sherwood shared the goalie duties once again and combined for five saves.
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