The Glen Cove Middle School Football team opened up their 2010 season at Mineola on Oct. 8. The 2010 team is led by head coach Steve Kocienda and assistant coaches Matt Ryan and John Nagle.
On Glen Cove’s first possession, fullback Arthur Natale scored Glen Cove’s first TD of the season on a 2-yard run. Mineola answered back in the 1st quarter making the score 6-6. At the start of the 2nd quarter, fullback Devin Shearer scored on a 50-yard TD run. Halfback Abdul Ford ran in the extra point for a 13-6 lead. Halfback Abdul Ford scored on Glen Cove’s next possession when he broke a 40-yard TD run. Eduardo Montccer added the extra point run, making it 20-6. In the 3rd quarter, halfback Hugo Pineda scored on a 52-yard TD run. In the final quarter Pineda scored the last TD of the game on a 1-yard run. Eduardo Velasquez added the extra point kick making the final score 34-6.
As the season continues, so does the outstanding performance of the girl’s cross-country team. This past week the squad improved their record to 8-0 on the season by shutting out rivals Valley Stream North and Wheatley. The quality and depth of the program really showed itself this week as leading the way was Juniors Brianna Nerud and Samatha Nadel who placed first and second respectably. Nerud is the third person to win a league race this season for the Lady Vikings. Other fine performances were attained by senior Emily Osman who ran her fastest time of her high school career and juniors Gillian McGovern and Nicole Milani who bested much of the competition. Next weekend the team will travel to Saratoga State Park, to compete in the Burnt Hills Invitational. All information regarding the team can be found on the team’s new website: www. northshorerunning.org
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The law firm of Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker, PLLC, has announced that the Firm is the Presenting Sponsor of the annual Supervisor Venditto’s 5K Run, held on Saturday, Oct. 16 and kicks off the 27th Annual Oyster Festival. Supervisor Venditto’s 5K Run is conducted under the auspices of Town of Oyster Bay Department of Parks, with race management services provided by the Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC).
The North Shore Varsity girls Swim team has gotten off to a great start in the 2010-11 season. At the first meet of the year (North Shore vs. Hewlett) junior Allison Schefer, and junior Erica Palladino both qualified for the Nassau County championships in November, which is a tremendous accomplishment. Many other swimmers have been contributing to the team’s success this season, including freshman Jordane Mink, Sophomore Erin Sheerin, junior Natalie Wirski, and seventh-grader Alison Rourk.
On a sunny Saturday, team Cove Photo marched through Glen Cove and onto the field to learn some drills and put them to practice in a game against Lightning Autobody. Cove Photo players Noah Capps and Alessandra Juarez scored goals, and the five players on each team moved the ball on the field and had a fun time in front of family and friends for this first game of the season.
As the racing season is just beginning many people have noticed that the North Shore Women’s Cross-Country Team is not just a one-hit wonder, but a program that will be on top for a while. This past week’s performance displayed this as the team began their quest for a fifth consecutive County Championship. The team defeated Malverne, Locust Valley and Friends Academy to earn a 3-0 record. This mark continues an undefeated streak that began over 3 years ago. Top performers included the debut of the new freshman stars: Alexandra Osman and Molly Reilly as they were the team’s top performers. Other top finishers were seniors Danielle Muoio and Marielle Genovesi. There were also several personal bests attained by junior Nicole Milani, and sophomore Gillian McGovern. Other nice performances were run by freshman Olivia Statile and Dana Digiovanni. This is a big week for North Shore as they will be traveling to Cary, North Carolina to compete in the Great American Cross-Country Festival featuring some of the best teams in the Southeast of the United States.
The Glen Cove Giants began their fall baseball season on Sunday, Sept. 19 at home against the Ozone Park Dukes with a twilight doubleheader, sweeping both games 13-0 and 11-1. The Giants were well rested having played their last tournament ball four weeks earlier in Reading, PA.
The Giants had recruited a few additional players since their last tournament as six Giants had returned to college. Joey Fiorino led off the game for the Giants and hit a grounder to the Dukes third baseman’s back hand. The ball was bobbled and Joey’s after burners kicked-in to reach safely. Eamonn Boyd dug-in and hit a sharp grounder to the SS who could not make the play and the Giants had first and second with no outs. After the Dukes pitcher settled in and got two outs, Fiorino raced home on a passed ball to give the Giants the lead, which they would never relinquish.
On Sunday, Sept. 19, the Glen Cove Pee Wee White Cardinals traveled to Brentwood to take on the Brentwood Green Indians. Brentwood started on their own 40 yard-line, and after a touchdown run was negated by a holding call, Will Merkel recovered a Brentwood fumble and the Cardinals took over on the Brentwood 45 yard-line. Anthony Schettino gained 4 yards on a fullback dive, but that was the only positive yardage for the Glen Cove offense on this drive and Brentwood took over on their 45 yard-line. On their first play of their second possession, Brentwood ran a sweep left and scored a touchdown. The extra point was good and Brentwood led 7-0. The rest of the first half was a defensive battle and Brentwood had the lead at halftime.
Glen Cove High School’s Big Red Varsity Football Team has been selling raffle tickets to raise money to help a U.S. Marine who was wounded by an IED while serving in Iraq. During halftime of the team’s Sept. 11, 2010 game against West Hempstead, High School Principal Dr. Joseph Hinton, a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the U.S. Marine Corps and Platoon Commander during the Gulf War, proudly announced that the team, with the help of two very generous donors who prefer to remain anonymous, raised more than $10,000 for the Cpl. Christopher G. Scherer Semper Fi Fund, also referred to as “Team Chris.”
The 2010 North Shore football season got under way Saturday, Sept. 11, with a stunning 27-15 victory over Clarke High School. After the National Anthem and a moment of silence to honor the victims of 9/11 and their families, senior Evan Vandoros took the opening kick-off 77 yards for the score. Vandoros finished the day with 212 total yards including 121 rushing yards and 28 receiving. Seniors Steven Ragussa, Nick Capparelli and Denis Hickey each had a touchdown for the Vikings. Hickey passed for 4 completions totaling 96 yards and Capparelli rushed for 95 total yards on the day.
The Vikings defense was stellar, holding Clarke to only 24 yards in the first half. Their defensive line led by Vandoros, Chris Zbikowski, Tom McCarthy, Joe Manzione and Dillon Sedat combined for 3 quarterback sacks on the day. Cornerback Alex Neal had a fumble recovery in the first half. The Vikings next home game is Thursday, Sept.16, kick-off is 4:20 p.m.
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