Glen Cove Junior Baseball/softball has commenced another year at John Maccarone Memorial Stadium. Opening Day brought out a huge turnout of players, parents and fans of little league baseball/softball despite a cool, cloudy day and a number of the fields unplayable. Below are the first results that are being reported this season:
The “Two Knights,” Glen Cove’s second-grade lacrosse squad, were on the road last weekend as they hit Syosset to take on a program in their second year. After the previous week’s game, the Knights were hungry for more game-time experience after having a good week of practice.
Syosset came out quickly and showed its experience by moving the ball around the field and scoring three goals. Glen Cove responded when Rocco Rainone had the biggest moment of his young Knight’s career when he put Glen Cove on the board with an aggressive move to the cage. First half goalie, Ryan Heenan, stood tall between the pipes to keep the Knight’s close by making several saves as the half ended with our Knights down 5 - 1.
History was made when the Glen Cove Junior Lacrosse Club introduced its youngest ever club team to a raucous home crowd on Sunday, April 14. Although the outcome did not go in its favor, the first and second grade ‘Two Knights’ never backed down against their Port Washington opponent who used their size and experience to overwhelm the less experienced Glen Cove squad.
Despite outstanding goaltending by Orazio Petitto in the first half, the Knights went down by four goals. That was when the defense dug in. Lead by Jonathan Patino, Lucas Mattern and Matteo Cameron, the ‘Two Knights’ were able to force Port into several turnovers. Chris Gieldbeda, Rocco Rainone and Tyler Rosario worked hard at the midfield, picking up groundballs and clearing the ball to the attack, led by Mark LaRocca, CJ Brown and Leo Rainone.
The Glen Cove Junior Lacrosse season started off with a double header of lacrosse action on their new home field at Connolly School, aka Condo Stadium. The seventh and eighth grade ‘Late Knights’ took to the field against Point Lookout/Lido and were quickly reintroduced to the game of lacrosse. The scoring was fast and furious and unfortunately mostly for the opponent as the final score was 14 – 2. The 2 scores were by Ryan Feldmann and Russell Perciballi, both unassisted, thus showing the lack of teamwork. With the amount of talent the team possesses we’re sure they’ll bounce back and be prepared for their next game.
Athletes were honored at Glen Cove High School during the Booster Club awards night for winter sports on March 13. Seven winter athletic teams distributed varsity, junior varsity and special awards, including the Booster Club Award, Most Valuable Player and Superintendent’s Award.
Dr. Michael Israel, the district’s assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and technology, presented the Superintendent’s Award to two players for the first time ever: varsity wrestler Robert Krisch and varsity cheerleader Emily Anderson. Varsity basketball player Michael Accera and kickline member Yaqarah LeTellier were also nominated for the prestigious award, which recognizes outstanding senior scholar-athletes.
The Striper Surf Club (SSC) will celebrate Earth Day at its 12th Annual Spring Beach Clean-up on Saturday, April 20 from 8 a.m. to noon. Members of the Striper Surf club and local volunteers will pitch-in to remove debris and trash from the beach and dock areas located in the Jones Beach West End Construction Dock.
The Long Island Marathon Weekend will be held May 3-5. The event has grown to include a full and half marathon, 10K, 5K, 1-mile run, and Kids Fun Run. The festivities begin on Friday, May 3 at 3: p.m. with a vendor expo at Mitchel Athletic Complex, followed by the Main Event “Carbohydration” Pasta Party at 6:30 p.m. courtesy of the Main Event Restaurant and Sports Bar. The races begin on Saturday, May 4, with the 1-mile run starting at 8 a.m. Shortly thereafter, the 5K will commence at 8:30 a.m. Both the 1-mile and the 5K races start on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. and finish at Mitchel Athletic Complex. The last race of the day, The Kids Fun Run, will begin at 10:30 a.m. on the Mitchel track. On Sunday, May 5th, the marathon, half marathon and 10K will take place. All participants will assemble at the starting line on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. for an 8 a.m. start.
Advanced registration is available by mail until April 15 or online until April 28. Costs are as follows: Full Marathon $67; Half Marathon $57; 10K $37; 5K $32; 1-mile $19. Late registration will be accepted on May 3 and 4 during the Marathon Expo for an additional fee. For any additional information or to register, visit www.thelimarathon.com, or call 986-5537.
On Sunday, March 17, the Glen Cove High School Varsity Cheerleaders took third place at Cheer Ltd. Nationals at CANAM at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
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