Friday, 16 October 2009 00:00
The Glen Cove Girl’s Varsity Tennis Team is nearly done with what has turned out to be a fantastic season. With only four upperclassmen on the
team, it seemed unlikely that the girls would fare so well. As of Friday’s victory over Bethpage H.S., the Glen Cove record stands at 7-5. Just two contests remain and the girls are excited about the possibility of finishing strong. The leaders at this time are clearly the singles players. Out at front is tenth-grader Alexandra Gerin. At first singles, she is on her way to an all-conference title. Right behind her are second singles junior, Viola Sawyer and third singles sophomore, Kelly Ng. Needless to say, the record could not be what it is without the competitive strength of the doubles players. At first doubles, seniors Marjorie Tabori and Jessica Pearsall are certainly a powerful pair. At second doubles, senior Anne Seo and sophomore Sarah Farnan had their very best match against a very strong Farmingdale pair. The best word for third doubles is consistency. Sophomore Kelly Williams and freshman Justine Sawyer, are the teams go-to players. With the best doubles record, these two girls will go far in coming years. In fourth doubles, and often the deciding match for several of our contests, are sophomores Catherine Liang and Emily Natale. The team also welcomes back sophomore Megan Pemberton, a real impact player, who returned after a bout with mononucleosis. “It has really been a truly enjoyable season with this very young team. We expect nothing but super-stuff in future years,” said their coach.
The GCHS Kickline is halfway through the football season performance schedule. “Homecoming was so much fun, and at our second game we were glad to perform before the rain came down,” said a spokesperson. “We still have two more home game performances with new dances at each!” The Kickline would like to thank the Glen Cove Jr. Football League for inviting them to perform at their Homecoming game. It was exciting to perform for their crowd and to watch the cheerleaders do their special homecoming dance and cheer.
The Kickline is still fundraising for their trip to Miami, Florida. They have two fundraisers. The first is a Glen Cove Pride 7” car magnet for $7 each. The second is raffle tickets to win a year’s worth of flowers! The winner receives one floral arrangement each month worth $100 from Butterflies and Zebra’s Florist in Glen Head. The tickets are $20 each for a chance to win $1,200 worth of flowers. If you are interested in purchasing either magnets or raffle tickets, contact Cheryl Carmody at 671-5123 or look for our members selling them at school events. “Thank you Glen Cove for supporting the GCHS Kickline!” they said.
Glen Cove Girl’s JV Volleyball team has made remarkable improvements in the past few weeks. This week alone they defeated both opponents including Carey in four games and Wheatley in three games. “The Wheatley game we were most proud of,” said the coach “because our first match against them went to five games and we lost after a grueling 2 hours and a half. This past Thursday we won 1, 2, 3! The girls played strong - Tori Durso, Jasmine Battle, Vicky Andreotti, Gabby Ermmarino, and Antonella D’ Ambroiso dominated the court.”