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.
The U13 North Shore Vikings dominated the spring and summer of 2010! In the spring, the Vikings were undefeated with an 11-0 record.
As the summer rolled on the Vikings ventured to Delaware for a 4th of July tournament where the weather was hot and the competition fierce and the Vikings still managed to go 3-2 with their first victory against the top ranked 13U team from the state of Maryland, Diamond Dreams! The summer season was a continuation of their success. The Vikings were 21-3 for the summer season and 3-0 in the playoffs.
The 2nd Annual St. Paul’s Michael Galluccio Memorial Golf Outing will be held Monday, Sept. 27 at the Glen Cove Golf Course. If you plan on attending and/or sponsoring this event, please fill out the Registration and/or Sponsorship sections and mail them back to the church with full payment. Our Shotgun/Scramble start will begin at 7:30 a.m. and lunch at the Soundview will start at 1 p.m.
The North Shore Kiwanis Club is always on hand to support the North Shore Community “Relay For Life” event at North Shore High School. This is the 4th event where the club has a team…..Team Kiwanis, raising money for the American Cancer Society and hosts the annual BBQ as a courtesy to all attendees to feed the crowd at the event. Pictured is the Kiwanis team in action.
Glen Cove’s youngest fishermen and women turned out recently for the annual Mayor’s Snapper Derby at Pryibil Beach Pier. The sun was shining and the fish were biting as a total of 121 children and their parents joined Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi for a morning of fishing. The snappers were plentiful with over 120 fish reeled in.
The City of Glen Cove extends appreciation to the enthusiastic volunteers from the Glen Cove Angler’s Club, the Matinecock Rod and Gun Club and Chairman Tom Manzione for organizing this annual event. Thanks to all of the sponsors who so generously contributed towards prizes, food and T-shirts.
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