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Glen Cove Athletes Named to Top 100
Glen Cove High School senior softball player Safire Blisset and
senior baseball player Brian Shannon were recognized as top Long Island
Blisset was named to Newsday’s Top 100 Long Island
softball players for 2017. She batted lead off and hit .426 last season.
To read more about her, click here.
Shannon batted .419 and had 14 stolen bases last season. To read more about him, click here.
Glen Cove Winter Sports
2017 Winter Sports Season Conference Champions
Congratulations to the student athletes and coaches, you make Glen Cove proud!
GO BIG RED!
Basketball Honors for Glen Cove Athletes
Members of the Glen Cove boys varsity basketball team were recognized at the Nassau County Basketball Coaches Association’s annual dinner, which honors the best players in Nassau County, at the LI Marriot in Uniondale on March 22.
Glen Cove was the recipient of four awards. Captains Kevin Ernest, who led the team in scoring and Neri Romero, who led the team in assists and free throw shooting percentage received All-County honors. Sophomore Jared Jackson and senior Christopher "Woody" Blissett received All-Conference honors. “The combined efforts of the “Big 4” helped Glen Cove to have one of the best regular season records in school history, going 17-2 and earning a Conference Championship.
Congratulations to the team and coach Peter Falen on a great season!
Lacrosse Success Continues for Glen Cove Alumnus
Former Glen Cove High School student Philip Grella continues to have success on the field as part of New York Institute of Technology’s men’s lacrosse team. To read more about his recent accomplishments, click this link.
Big Red Kickline Competes in Orlando
Good luck to the kickline team as they compete in the Contest of Champions in Orlando, Florida. The competition began on March 2 and will continue through March 6. Best wishes to coach Stephanie Spy and the entire team:
Migliana (Mimi) Alamo
Pemberton Qualifies for Air Rifle Championship
Glen Cove Senior Matt Pemberton has qualified for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Air Rifle Championship at West Point on March 4.
Matthew has participated on the rifle team since seventh grade. He placed second for the Section VIII team, which will compete at West Point Military Academy.
Matthew's season average was 187.5. Coach Tom De Carlo congratulated Matthew and the entire team for becoming conference champions. The team has won their conference three years in a row and was named Nassau County champion in 2015.
Senior Lady Knights Celebrated
The senior members of Glen Cove girls varsity basketball team were honored during their last home game of the season on Feb. 10. Coach Mike Woodhouse presented each player with a rose. They also had a photo taken with their parents.
Wrestlers Advance to County Championship
The Glen Cove varsity wrestling team competed at the Nassau County Qualifying Tournament at MacArthur High School on Feb. 4. The team had a solid day with 10 wrestlers placing, seven of whom qualified for the Nassau County Championships at Hofstra University on Feb. 11. Congratulations to freshman Greg Villafane, who placed sixth in his weight class. Coaches Patrick Cook and Chris MacDonald congratulated the boys on their hard work throughout the season.
Another Career High for Glen Cove’s Grace Brady
Congratulations to Glen Cove High School senior Grace Brady, who scored her 1,000th point in the third quarter of the Nassau A-III girls basketball game against Bethpage High School on Feb. 6.
Grace's 1,000th point came on a free throw late in the third quarter of the 46-40 win. She dominated during the game with a 20-point performance. This accomplishment reflects her incredible work ethic and determination.
Coach Mike Woodhouse and Assistant Coach Chris Hillier presented Grace with a commemorative ball during the last home game of the regular season on Feb. 10, which was also Senior Night for the girls basketball team. Unfortunately, the girls lost this tough game against Lynbrook High School, 69-60.
Grace, a fifth-year varsity player, secured her 1,000th rebound at St. Anthony's High School earlier this season and is the first player in Glen Cove history to record 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. She will play Division II women's basketball at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California in the fall. Good luck!
To read more about Grace, click on the Newsday link below.
SALT Members Attend Leadership Conference
Glen Cove High School juniors and SALT (Student Athlete Leadership Team) members Trinity Chow, Ryan Greenfield, Tatiana Guevera, Jack Kaffl, Talia Sakhaee and Jared Venegas participated in the 14th annual Student Athletes as Student Leaders Conference: Leadership On and Off the Field at Hofstra University on Feb. 2.
Sponsored by Nassau County High School Principals’ Association, Nassau County Physical Education Consortium and Hofstra University School of Education, the conference aims to support and encourage positive student leadership throughout Nassau County school districts.
During the event, the students met and shared ideas with students from other schools. They also heard from keynote speaker Gian Paul Gonzalez, a high school teacher and motivational speaker, who founded Hope+Future, an organization dedicated to using athletics and physical fitness to share a message of hope and excellence in inner city public schools and juvenile jails.
A special thanks to Substance Abuse Free Environment, Inc., who provided the funding for the student-athletes to attend.
Click here to read the testimonials from the student-athletes who attended the conference.
Big Red Takes on Floral Park
The Glen Cove girls basketball team will take the court against Floral Park Memorial High School at a home conference game on Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m.
The team has had an outstanding season, with freshman Destiny Howell developing into one of the most talented scorers on Long Island. Senior Grace Brady is having an unparalleled season, averaging a near triple-double with points, rebounds and blocks. Grace has already eclipsed the 1,000-rebounds mark for her career and is closing in on 1,000 points as the season enters the home stretch. The play and energy from the bench will continue to fuel this special group as they continue their journey to bring some hardware home to Glen Cove.
To read about some of Destiny’s success on the court, click on the following link http://www.newsday.com/sports/high-school/girls-basketball/destiny-howell-s-late-threes-help-put-glen-cove-girls-on-the-map-1.12879238
Glen Cove Hosts Cheerleading Invitational
The Glen Cove High School Booster Club is sponsoring the Big Red Cheerleading Invitational on Feb. 4 at Glen Cove High School.
Eighteen schools will compete in the Small Varsity, Small Junior Varsity
and Co-Ed Varsity divisions. Small Junior Varsity competition begins at
1:30 p.m. and the Small Varsity Division and Co-Ed competitions begin
at 4 p.m.
The Glen Cove High School 2016 cheerleading team was Nassau County
Runner-Up for Small Varsity Division. The girls hope the community will
come out to support this exciting event. Admission is $6. The Glen Cove
Booster Club will also sell T-shirts to commemorate the event.
JV Small Division
Competition Begins-1:30 p.m.
Co-Ed and Small Division Varsity
Competition Begins-4 p.m.
Valley Stream North
Varsity Small Division
Cold Spring Harbor
Valley Stream South
Varsity Junior Varsity
Glen Cove Basketball Team Takes on Lynbrook
Glen Cove and Lynbrook high schools, the top two Conference A3 boys basketball teams, faced off in a playoff-like atmosphere at Glen Cove High School on Jan. 17. The Knights (12-1, 5-1) held off the Owls (10-2, 4-2) for the win to stay one win behind the conference leader, Valley Stream North.
Kevin Ernest starred for the Knights, finishing with 25 points, Jared Jackson had 19 and Neri Romero completed the three-pronged attack with 16. Rob Sintonio led Lynbrook with 25 points and Rylan Blondo was right behind him with 24.
Second Consecutive Bob Morrison Trophy for Glen Cove
The Glen Cove boys basketball team defeated Oceanside, 59-53, to capture its second straight Bob Morrison Classic trophy at the Great Neck North Holiday Tournament.
Nedi Romero led all scorers with 26 points, hitting four clutch 3-point shots and going 6-8 from the free throw line. Kevin Ernest had 7 of his 18 points in the final period with two clutch free throws with 90 seconds left to play.
Glen Cove is off to a great start this season entering the new year, 8-1. The team finished its nonleague record, 7-0, hoping to build off that momentum as league play begins. Varsity coach Peter Falen said, “The team’s tough nonleague schedule hopefully gets them ready to play crucial games in January and February.”
The boys continue league play with games against Plainedge and county contender Floral Park the week of Jan. 3.
Boys Varsity Soccer Honored by Glen Cove Mayor
The athletic accomplishments of Glen Cove High School’s boys varsity soccer team were recognized by City of Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello and members of the City Council at a recent meeting. The team was honored with certificates, celebrating their status as Long Island Co-champions and Nassau County Class A Champions.
Nassau Zone of NYSAHPERD HS PE Awards Dinner
The Nassau Zone of NYS AHPERD (Association for Health, Physical
Education, Recreation and Dance) recognizes one young woman and one
young man in the 2017 graduating class who exemplifies outstanding
physical performance, scholastic ability and leadership qualities.
This award was presented at an Awards Dinner at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on Monday, December 12, 2016
PE Teacher Kim Riso, photographed with Julie Micko and Joseph Cappiello
Glen Cove Senior Grace Brady Hits Girls Basketball Milestone
Glen Cove High School senior Grace Brady achieved a high school athletic career milestone for herself and the Glen Cove girls varsity basketball team when she secured her 1,000th rebound at St. Anthony's High School during the Winter Classic vs. Commack High School.
Grace will play Division II women's basketball at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California.
Special thanks to Glen Cove High school art teacher Kathleen Doughty, who created artwork on the historic ball. Coaches Chris Hillier and Mike Woodhouse congratulate Grace on this outstanding achievement.
Boys Basketball Wins Tommy Robinson Memorial Tournament
The Glen Cove boys varsity basketball team won the Oyster Bay Tommy Robinson Memorial Tournament with a 47-33 win over Friends Academy on Dec. 2.
It was the team’s second consecutive win, with its first victory over Oyster Bay. Glen Cove’s Kevin Ernest received All-Tournament honors and led all scorers with 19 points. Neri Romero followed with 13 points and received tournament most valuable player honors.
"What a difference a year makes," said coach Pete Falen. "Last year we lost both games in the Oyster Bay tournament, barely scoring 40 points, and this year we walked away as tournament champions."
Improved defensive play along with talented young players has helped Glen Cove in their transition from a year ago. The team hopes to keep up its winning ways as they play at Locust Valley on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 6:15 p.m.
Varsity Cheerleaders Start the Season Off with a Win
The Glen Cove High School varsity cheerleaders placed first at the Section VIII competition of the 2016-17 season on Dec. 4 at Cold Spring Harbor High School. The girls showed off how hard they have been working at this first event of the season. Congratulations! Keep up the great work!
Glen Cove High School Fall Sports
Please Vote to Help Girls Volleyball Team Win Contest
The efforts of Glen Cove High School’s girls volleyball team have earned the district a spot in the LI Holiday Sports Heroes Video Challenge, which would result in a grant for the district if the project wins. Please take a moment to vote for Glen Cove by going to this website:
For the fifth consecutive year, Glen Cove’s and Locust Valley’s volleyball programs teamed up for a Dig Pink non-league game in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Prior to the game, the teams held a bake sale and donated the proceeds to the Side-Out Foundation, a cancer research organization.
Voting has begun and will end on Monday, Dec. 12.
The first-place winner will receive a $3,000 scholarship or grant; the second-place winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship or grant. The video that places third will receive a $500 scholarship or grant.
Students Honored at Glen Cove BOE Meeting
The Board of Education honored Glen Cove High School’s varsity boys
soccer team and a high school senior who completed his Eagle Scout
Service Project during its Nov. 28 meeting.
Superintendent Dr. Maria Rianna and Athletic Director Denise Kiernan
expressed their pride in the soccer team members, who were named Long
Island Co-champions and Nassau County Class A Champions, on their
“I am so proud of our team and our spectators,” Dr. Rianna said. “Other
districts have said that the level of play on the field was comparable
to the World Cup. You are a talented, wonderful group of individuals who
have really played with honor, respect and dignity throughout the
“I remember getting on the bus and speaking to you about the word
‘experience,’” Kiernan said to the players. “Do you remember that? No
matter what happens in high school athletics it’s about the experience
that you will remember best and this experience has provided the Glen
Cove community, staff, students and yourselves with a memory that will
last a lifetime.”
Also acknowledged was Glen Cove senior AJ Perfetti. AJ raised money to
purchase and assist in the installation of new basketball hoops for
Finley Middle School’s blacktop as part of his Eagle Scout Service
Finley Middle School Principal Nelson Iocolano expressed his gratitude
to AJ, as well as members of Troop 72, who helped with the installation.
“The students were using them within minutes of being installed,” Finley
Middle School Principal Nelson Iocolano said of the new hoops. “This is
something that will benefit the Glen Cove school community for many
years to come. Thank you.”
Girls Varsity Soccer Team Honored at County Dinner
Members of the Glen Cove girls varsity soccer team were honored at the Nassau County Girls Soccer Coaches Association Dinner at the Crest Hollow County Club on Nov. 28.
The team was honored with a plaque for being named Co-conference Champions. Individual honors went to Delilah Perez, who achieved All-County honors; Jaynise Espinal who received All-Class honors for her defense as a goalie; Lucy Costello, who received All-Conference honors for her work as a sweeper and Alyssa Zangari who was honored with the Academic Scholar Award.
It was a great night overall for the girls soccer team. Congratulations on a great season!
A Lesson in Lacrosse for Connolly Students
Glen Cove High School students and lacrosse players Jared Buehre and Tristyn Hudson visited Connolly School physical education classes on Nov. 15.
The student-athletes, both members of the Glen Cove High School varsity lacrosse teams, along with PE teacher George Kearnes, introduced the game of lacrosse to Connolly students who learned the basic skills and practiced them alongside the varsity lacrosse players.
Lacrosse is a fast-growing sport that is being introduced to the youth in Glen Cove thanks to the help of the community.
Click here to read a Newsday article
Glen Cove Seniors Sign for College
The athletic department at Glen Cove High School celebrated the achievements of three seniors during a special ceremony that included the students’ families, staff members and administrators.
Congratulations to Grace Brady, Tristyn Hudson and Alyssa Zangari, who signed National Letters of Intent to attend and play sports at the college level. Grace signed with Point Loma Nazarene University, a Division II NCAA school in San Diego, California, for women’s basketball, while Tristyn signed with University of the Cumberlands, a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school in Williamsburg, Kentucky, for women’s lacrosse. Alyssa signed with Molloy College, a Division II NCAA school in Rockville Centre, for women’s lacrosse.
“It is an honor and pleasure to have Grace, Tristyn and Alyssa represent Glen Cove athletics,” said Athletic Director Denise Kiernan. “You make Glen Cove proud. Congratulations and good luck!”
District Celebrates Boys Varsity Soccer Team
The Glen Cove Board of Education will honor the varsity boys soccer team for being named Long Island Co-champions and Nassau County Class A Champions at its Nov. 28 meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Finley Middle School. The team will also be honored at Glen Cove City Hall on Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
The Glen Cove High School Booster Club is hosting a Dinner on December 20th at The View/Glen Cove Golf Course 6:30pm.
Congratulations Big Red Soccer, Long Island Co-Champions!
Glen Cove High School’s boys varsity soccer team took the field against Amityville Memorial High School in the Long Island Championship game on Nov. 6. The game was ultimately decided by penalty kicks. Both teams were tied at 5-5 after seven penalty shots, when Amityville delivered the winning shot. Superintendent Dr. Maria Rianna and the entire Glen Cove City School District community congratulate the boys on their outstanding season.
Click here to read the Newsday article
Congratulations, Big Red Soccer!
Glen Cove High School’s boys varsity soccer team defeated South Side High School 1-0 in Nassau’s Class A final on Nov. 2, earning the boys soccer program its first county championship title since 1967.
Come out and support the team on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. at the Diamond Pines in Coram, as they compete for the Long Island Championship. Go Big Red!
Photos Courtesy of Newsday
Click here to read an article from Newsday
Boys Soccer Team Heads to the Semifinals
Glen Cove Bests Plainedge in Semifinals
Congratulations to Glen Cove’s Big Red Soccer team, who defeated
Plainedge 4-0, at the Nassau County Boys Soccer Semifinals on Oct. 28.
The game will be airing on Verizon Fios cable systems on LI on channels 1
& 501 HD, set your DVRs
Glen Cove vs. Plainedge on Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Postgame Interview Alex Cota
Girls Volleyball Team Takes Part in Dig Pink
For the fifth consecutive year, Glen Cove’s and Locust Valley’s volleyball programs teamed up for a Dig Pink non-league game in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Prior to the game, the teams held a bake sale and donated the proceeds to the Side-Out Foundation, a cancer research organization. The students are always excited to help out this wonderful cause.
Each year the girls design their own Dig Pink volleyball jerseys. Coaches Matthew Carbone and George Kearns supply a bagel breakfast for both teams to give the girls an opportunity to bond while eating and planning the work of art jerseys they will wear to the game. Numbers, ribbons, names and other colorful creations usually go on their jersey. It is always nice to see the girls’ originality!
Gymnasium Gets a New Look
The Glen Cove High School gymnasium reopened for student use on Sept. 12 after improvements were made to the facility. The gymnasium floor was sanded and repainted with an updated design and the bleachers were replaced, making them more accessible for students. Members of the athletic department are excited about the improvements and look forward to our student-athletes challenging themselves with the many benefits of physical activities in the gymnasium.
Big Red Soccer Lights Up the Field
The Glen Cove’s boys soccer team season is off to an outstanding start! The team is currently 9-0, overall and 6-0, in league play. They are looking forward to their upcoming home games against Lynbrook High School on Sept. 24 at 10 a.m., and Wantagh High School on Sept. 26 at 4:30 p.m. News 12 will be at the Sept. 26 game, providing full linear coverage. Come out and support our team. Go Big Red!
The Sept. 26 game will be broadcast live on News12Varsity.com and the News 12 Varsity App. Replays can be seen immediately following the game on both platforms as well. The game will also be available to Optimum subscribers on demand on channel 614 beginning the evening of Sept. 29.
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Glen Cove Football Commemorates 100 Years
Glen Cove High School’s alumni, students, faculty and staff gathered on Maiden Field to celebrate the school’s Centennial Football Team season opener on Sept. 9.
Alumni spanning the decades as far back as the 1940s lined up at the goalpost as the school’s centennial team entered the field to take on Division High School. After the national anthem was played to perfection by the school’s band, there was a moment of silence to honor Glen Cove alumnus Angelo Fillipone (Class of ’98).
Honorary captain Bob Kormoski, who led the last undefeated Glen Cove football team in 1960, and City of Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello joined the team’s captains for the coin toss, to kick off the historic event. New York State Sen. Carl Marcellino, NYS Assemblyman Charles Lavine and Glen Cove City Court Judge Richard McCord were also in attendance to cheer the team on.
During halftime, band members, cheerleaders and members of the kickline team performed. All of the alumni present stood on the field and each decade of athletes was announced and applauded.
The game was dedicated in memory of coach James Brennan, who began his career at Glen Cove in 1970 and became head coach of the football team in 1972. During his tenure, he won back the Chapman Bell, a fixture at Glen Cove High School graduations. Brennan also served as business chairperson and assistant principal for many years in Glen Cove before retiring in 2003. His family attended the game and rang the Chapman Bell to initiate the evening’s festivities.
Alumni in attendance signed a T-shirt and a football representing the decade in which they played. Those items will be placed in the school’s athletic showcase.
After the game, alumni and others gathered at the View Grill for a Booster Club-sponsored reception. Glen Cove athletics and the Booster Club extend a special thanks to the View Grill for donating appetizers to the event.
Click here to see the Centennial Celebration flyer