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Big Red Sports: September 25, 2009

Kickline

Kickline is geared up and looking forward to the 2009-10 school year with performances for Football, Pep-Rally, Basketball, Competition and this year they will travel to Miami, FL, to perform in the College Football Championship Orange Bowl  Game! “The team is full of new spirit and we are excited to learn from top-notch choreographers as we prepare to perform the halftime show in the Orange Bowl,” said their coach. “We hope that you come out to support us in our performances and cheer us on in our competitions this winter.”

Varsity Cheerleading

The Varsity Cheerleading team is excited about the upcoming year.  Led by this year’s captains, Danielle Loria and Alyssa Allen, the team has begun fundraising and plans to continue in order to enter competition and buy other cheer items. They are attempting new stunts and are going to be adding new cheers for the crowds to enjoy. All are looking forward to celebrating pep rally and homecoming!

JV Cheerleading

This year the team has 10 freshmen. All the girls are new this year to the team, although not new to cheerleading. Many of the girls came up through the city league. Emily Anderson and Rebecca Morales have emerged as captains to lead the team. They are joined by Emily Asip, Samantha Bosworth, Lindsey Dela fuente, Stephanie Kasuto, Katherine Martinez, Christina Rodriguez, Diana Silchenstedt and Caroline Suozzi.  The girls are busy learning cheers and getting ready to perform at Pep Rally and Homecoming. Emily Anderson choreographed the dance routine over the summer that we will see performed at Homecoming. “We hope to see you come out and support the team this season,” said their coach. “Joining us for basketball season will be Lauren Dwyer, Gabriella Ermmarino,  Angelica Morra, and Gabriella Morrocu.”

Girl’s JV Volleyball

The Glen Cove girls JV Volleyball team is planning for its second week of games. They are 16 strong this year. More girls than ever came out this year to play. Creating a second team at the middle school last year has peeked the interest of more young ladies to come out and try something new. Glen Cove HS has recently refinished and redesigned the gym floor. The JV girls broke it in on Monday, Sept. 14, for the inaugural game. “We did Glen Cove proud by earning the first win of the season on it that evening against Carey HS,” said Coach Amanda Sullivan. “We swept them in the first three matches. I am looking forward to a fun and rewarding season.”

Girl’s Varsity Tennis

The Girls Varsity Tennis team is up and running. The girls enjoyed their first win of the season in their season opener against Hicksville. This year’s team is very young and will certainly have some tough competition against more experienced teams. The team consists of three seniors, one junior, six sophomores, and one freshman. The seniors are Jessica Pearsall, Anne Seo and Marjorie Tabori. The only junior at second singles is Viola Sawyer. Sophomores include: at first singles, Alexandra gerin - a varsity starter since eighth grade, and at third singles, Kelly Ng. Ng was also a varsity starter as a ninth-grader. Other sophomores are Sarah Farnan, Emily Natale, Kelly Williams and Catherine Liang. Justine Sawyer completes the top 11 players as the only freshman on the team. “We certainly have our work cut out for us, but we are confident that we can certainly give our opponents a run for their money. Good luck to all the players,” said their coach.

Swimming

Rachel Parker is swimming for Glen Cove for her third year this season. Parker has had two very successful seasons with the independent program. “We are in hopes that she will place in Nassau County championships again this year,” said her coach.

Football

The 2009 Varsity Football season kicked-off the year by playing back-to-back weekday games. The Covers traveled to Hewlett HS and played the Bulldogs under the lights on the home teams Turf field losing in a game effort 20-0. The Covers again climbed on a bus, this time to travel to West Hempstead HS where they reversed the score on their opponents, defeating the Rams 22-0.

The Big Red return home for a rare Friday night Homecoming on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. against Valley Stream South. The game will also be broadcast on cable, making the homecoming event a little more special.

The team is currently 32 players strong, led by senior captains Ryan Zupa, Lewis Linares, Dan Belfiore, Daven Plummer, Doug Tripp and Peter Cappiello. The six have been playing varsity football since their sophomore year and have high hopes for achieving a playoff bid and a run for the Turf at Hofstra (site of the Big Four Championship). The offense is led by senior QB Mke Ianetta, and on the flip side senior Phil Voegtlan leads the Big Red Defense.

An experienced crew of seniors will be counted on to help achieve the team goals. The core of this veteran group is Rich Maccarone (punter, reciever and d. back), Chris Haran (kicker, receiver and d. lineman) along with running backs Hector Paez, Shamek Newsome, Mike Moglia and Nate Booth, as well as lineman Ken Catanzano, Andres Fuenzilida and Mike Dileo.

Boy’s Varsity Soccer

The Boys Varsity Soccer team opened the 2009 soccer season with a 1-0 loss to Clarke High School. Clarke scored its goal on a misplay on a goal kick four minutes into the game. Glen Cove was able to dominate the play but was unable to score a goal. The Clarke goalkeeper made two outstanding saves in the second half on shots by Oscar Bonilla and Gonzalo Carignano to preserve the win.

Albert Grella, Alex Sfoggia and Vinny DiPaola helped to control the midfield throughout the contest. Christian Garcia, Irvin Arceo and Erick Pajuelo played well on defense.

This week the team has away games with Sewanhaka and Plainedge high schools. On Saturday night, the team will host Friends Academy at 7 p.m. on the varsity field. 

JV Football

The JV Football team got off to a rough start this year with a loss to Hewlett. The team is young this year with only 10 returning sophomores. They are led by Mateo Gaudio, Nick Manzione, Nick Mcadams, Chris Saperstein, Dan Lynch, Nick Rant, Stephon Stevens, Evan Siegel, Derek Shearer and Bobby Macdonald. There are some nice new additions from sophomores and the freshmen offer a lot of talent. “We are expecting a very exciting season,” said their coach.