The North Shore Vikings football team was crowned “Big Four” champions by defeating Clarke High School 42-21. The Vikings were led by senior Steve Ragusa, who had a big day rushing for 175 yards and 4 touchdowns. Quarterback Denis Hickey rushed for a Viking score and was 6 for 6 kicking the PAT. Nick Capparelli also had a touchdown for the Vikings sprinting 23 yards for the final score. Capparelli finished the day with 162 yards rushing.
The Vikings defense was played tough all game with two big fourth down stops halting two Clarke drives. Senior Randy Felice had a key interception in the 3rd quarter setting up a Viking touchdown on the next drive putting them ahead by 3 touchdowns. The Vikings will take on Seaford High School this Saturday at Hofstra University. Kick-off is 7 p.m.
The Glen Cove Pony White Cardinals traveled to Seaford on Halloween for a 2 p.m. game.
You would have thought that they would have trick or treating on their minds, but the Cardinals only thoughts were about defeating the Broncos. They did this in spectacular style, winning the game 18-0.
Hayden DiPalma started the game by kicking off to Seaford. The defense was tough and forced the Broncos to fumble the ball. It was recovered by Alex Venturino.
For the fifth consecutive year the North Shore Women’s Cross-Country team has won the Conference Championship. Even this accomplishment appeared routine for this historic program and it represents a level of consistency and discipline not often seen. The dynasty continues with our new, talented, and hard working freshmen. The 2010 team is filled with more seniors than in the past, as they have helped build, contribute and enjoy the program’s success. This past Saturday, the team blew away the competition by placing 7 runners in the top 11 places in the 100-person race. This resulted in a 44 point victory over the next closest team in Conference Four. Tremendous performances were run by seniors Danielle Muoio, Marielle Genovesi, Lauryn Cartagine and Nicolette Dayre. They have helped lead by example and performance during the course of this season. Other personal bests were achieved by the “Super Sophomores” Elizabeth Caldwell and Jessica Donohue as they have been at the top of their game in all competitions. Not to be outdone was the Junior Varsity team who swept the competition in their race as they placed 1-5. Top performers included race winner and Freshman Olivia Statile, Junior Nicole Milani, Sophomores Gillian McGovern, and Monica Winski and Freshman Alexandra Osman.
The North Shore Vikings Field Hockey team had a stellar week of play against top conference competition Garden City. Although the Vikings lost 2-0 to Garden City it was a hard fought battle between the 25’s for both teams. Garden City scored with 2:37 left in the first half, putting them up 1-0 going into halftime. The Vikings held Garden City off as NS dominated midfield play. Senior goalkeeper Lauren Gerard totaled 14 saves on the game. Two days later, North Shore met longtime conference rivals Manhasset. Junior Isabella Ahrens returned to the starting lineup after being out for 4 weeks with an injury. Her return helped the Vikings play Manhasset to 0-0 first half. Manhasset scored late in the second half but North Shore answered back with 21 seconds remaining in the game. Junior Lyndsay Ahrens scored off an assist from junior sweeper Laura Wefer who pushed through the midfield. Seniors Jennie Berglin, Lauren Janelli, and Danielle Valasiadis lead the team in both games with their experience covering the field.
The Glen Cove Girls Varsity Tennis season is officially over, and what a great season it was. Participating in Conference III has always been a challenge for us and so expectations for the season were never a sure thing. Still, with some experience in our favor with returning players, things began to get intense when the wins were piling up and the play-offs were within reach. The season record finished with the Glen Cove girls in second place (9-3), to first place MacArthur H.S. (11-1) and a solid berth in the playoffs.
The Glen Cove Pony White hosted the visiting Farmingdale Titans this past Sunday defeating the Titans by a score of 26 to 18. The win was Pony White’s fourth in a row leading them to a 4-2 record.
Glen Cove got the ball to start the game off. After great runs by Ryan Aughavin, Christopher (Woody) Blisset, Matthew Aufiero, and Sean Cunningham, there was a fumble on the 10-yard line that was recovered by Farmingdale.
On Friday, Oct. 15, the Glen Cove Boys’ Varsity Soccer Team met Valley Stream South in an important match. The Big Red came up with its most dominant game of the season, defeating Valley Stream south by a score of 5-2.
Two minutes into the contest, Sergio Bonilla scored from an assist by Christian Garcia. Five minutes later, Oscar Bonilla added a second goal as Glen Cove’s dominance started to take over. Valley Stream would test the maturity of the Big Red by scoring on a penalty shot at the 16 minute mark. Rather than falling back on their heels, Glen Cove continued to attack. In the 35th minute, Christian Garcia scored with an assist from Vinny Grella to take a 3-1 halftime lead.
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).
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