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Past Athletic Accomplishments

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Alumni Glen Cove Softball Player Sarah Tenke has been selected to the 2018 Little East Conference Softball All-Conference Team. In 35 games, Sarah batted .358 with eight doubles and one home run. She had 10 runs batted in and scored 14 runs. The sure-handed first baseman finished her second season with a .957 fielding percentage, committing just six errors in 138 fielding chances. Great Job!


On May 29th the Glen Cove City School District recognized the following athletes for their commitment to participate in Intercollegiate athletics:


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SUNY Morrisville





SUNY Morrisville






Western Connecticut






SUNY New Paltz

Joseph Grella   Football   Utica

Best of luck to our athletes and congratulations! Go Big Red!


The Glen Cove City School District would like to recognize the following student-athlete who demonstrated success in the sport of Ice Hockey, Spyro Markoulis.

Spyro has been a varsity goalie hockey player for Bethpage Ice Hockey for the past 4 years. Spyro was an intricate part of getting the eam into states for the past three years and this year was the first time since 2004 they became conference champions. This year Spyro’s team became the Supervisor’s Cup Champions in which he earned MVP honors. Spyro has been a member of the Glen Cove S.A.L.T. program over the last two years and has provided guidance and support to our students at Finley Middle School.

Athletic Director Peter Cardone and the entire administration at Glen Cove High School congratulate Spyro on his outstanding athletic achievements and wish him luck in the future!


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Glen Cove Boys Tennis won the Conference this year with a record of 13-1. Glen Cove had two very close 4-3 wins over a very strong Oyster Bay team. Glen Cove's only loss was to East Meadow early in the season 4-3, but on senior day at home, Glen Cove was able to knock off undefeated East Meadow with a 6-1 win and take control of the Conference and qualifying for the Nassau County Team Championships. Glen Cove lost in the playoffs to tennis powerhouse #4 seed Port Washington.

Glen Cove graduates 10 seniors from the team including Will Casale: 5 year Varsity starter (1st Singles), Ryan Greenfield: 4 year Varsity starter (2nd Singles), Brandon Kolanovic: 4 year Varsity starter (3rd Singles), Ze Machaca: 4 year Varsity starter (2nd Doubles), Jelson Bonilla: 2 year Varsity starter (2nd Doubles), John Dong: 3 year Varsity starter (3rd Doubles), Orton Ip: 3 year Varsity (4th Doubles), Jason Ventura 2 year Varsity (3rd Doubles), Charles McQuair: 2 year Varsity and Ryan Telese: 1 year Varsity.

Glen Cove also has returning players Luciano Tuo and Alan Gansky who were the most dominant 1st doubles in the Conference this year with a record of 12-1 as 9th graders. Also returning Christopher Williams, who was undefeated at 4th Doubles, Greg Villafane, who had some big spot starts for the team. Other returning players who will be essential pieces to next years team are Owen O'Regan, Christian Gaviria, and Juan Pablo Pinilla Hernandez.



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Destiny Howell and Trinity Hudson Achieved All – County Honors for our Girls Varsity Basketball Team For the 2017-2018 Season!




 Glen Cove Girls Varsity Softball Picks Up the Win Over Garden City on Senior Night, 16-4!
Go Big Red!




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S.A.L.T. members visit Finley Middle School on 4/23/18 to review the upcoming transition to the high school




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Congratulations to the Middle School 8th grade Girls Basketball team on a very successful season with a record of 11-0!

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 This past weekend at the Nassau County Wrestling Championships wrestler Sal Guastella reached is 100th victory for Glen Cove! Sal is on pace to break the all-time win record next year! Great job!

Glen Cove Wrestling Takes 1st Place at the 25th Annual Cove Cup Wrestling Tournament on 1/6/18!

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Girls Varsity Tennis Team Wins Conference

Congratulations to Glen Cove High School’s girls varsity tennis team for its 14-0 season and earning the title of conference champions. The team had a spectacular year, including Trinity Chow being designated All-State. Trinity has played No. 1 singles on the team since seventh grade.  

The United States Tennis Association Eastern also honored Coach Christopher MacDonald. MacDonald was named Organizer of the Month for December.
The organization selects one passionate advocate who has made unique contributions within the community through tennis. MacDonald was recognized as an early adopter of the Net Generation program, which adds tennis to an elementary physical education curriculum. 


Article: USTA Tennis Organizer of the Month: December 2017



High School Seniors, Tatiana Guevara and Joseph Grella, receive Nassau Zone Outstanding Physical Education Student Awards this past Monday 12/11/17 at the Crest Hollow.

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Pictured Above – Director of Health, Physical Education & Athletics Peter Cardone, Joseph Grella, Tatiana Guevara, P.E. Teacher Peter Falen



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 5 Fall Sports Teams composed of 39 receive NYSPHAA Scholar Athlete Recognition! Great Job! GO BIG RED!

​District to Live Stream Varsity Athletic Events

The Athletic and Technology departments are excited to begin live sports streaming for the varsity sport teams. The pilot program will start with the broadcasting of six winter varsity sports games. In the future, the departments hope to broadcast all of the other seasonal sports. This initiative will allow Glen Cove Athletics to showcase its student-athletes, as well as the growing athletic program. Please tune into the first broadcast when the boys varsity basketball team takes on Harborfields High School on Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Go Big Red!

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Hank Paris Wrestling Tournament

This past weekend at the Hank Paris Wrestling Tournament the Glen Cove Wrestling team had two medal winners. Junior, Sal Guastella took 2nd in his weight class while the sophomore Isaiah Jackson took 1st at this prestigious tournament on 12/2/17! Go Big Red Wrestling.

Soccer Awards

 Two athletes from our Girls Varsity Soccer Team received awards at the Nassau County Girls Soccer Dinner on 11/27/17.

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Teaching Lacrosse

 Glen Cove High School Lacrosse players visit Connolly school to teach students about the sport of Lacrosse!

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Kopecky Named NY Jets High School Coach of the Week

The New York Jets has selected Glen Cove High School coach Peter Kopecky as the recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week award fueled by Gatorade. Through Gatorade’s partnership, the monetary award to benefit the school’s football program has doubled to $2,000.

Coach Kopecky will receive a Gatorade kit containing a cooler, fuel bars, Gatorade powder mix, squeeze bottles and much more. Along with this award, Glen Cove High School receives an automatic bid to compete in the 2018 New York Jets 7on7 Tournament. In addition, he is invited to watch the New York Jets play the Los Angeles Chargers on Dec. 24 from a luxury suite at MetLife Stadium, where he will be presented with a certificate and an award ball.

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Senior, Trinity Chow finished her Tennis Career 16-0 in the regular season and earns All-State Honors this past weekend at Counties! Great job and congrats on your successful Tennis career at Glen Cove!

Glen Cove Volleyball Beats Jericho in a Tough 3-1 Battle! Go Big Red!


Vote for Glen Cove’s Jelson Bonilla 

Glen Cove High School’s soccer player Jelson Bonilla is one of six student-athletes in contention for the top boys soccer player on Long Island. News 12 Varsity’s Dylan Butler posted the contest in his story “Forecast 2017: Long Island Boys Soccer.”

To vote for Jelson, click on the following link:



New Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics in Glen Cove

The Glen Cove City School District is proud to announce Peter Cardone as the new director of health, physical education and athletics. 

Cardone, a Massapequa resident, was appointed at the Board of Education’s Reorganization Meeting on July 13. Before coming to Glen Cove, Cardone was the athletic director and a physical education teacher for the William Cullen Bryant High School in Long Island City. He also was a physical education teacher at Bronx Park Middle School. Cardone served as head wrestling coach for the William Cullen Bryant High School since 2014 and was named New York City Wrestling Coach of the Year in 2016.   

Cardone has an Advanced Graduate Certificate in educational leadership from the College of St. Rose, a Master of Science in physical education from Hofstra University and a Bachelor of Arts in business management from Long Island University. He also holds New York State certifications in educational leadership, physical education K-12, special education 7-12, business education K-12 and coaching.

“I am very excited to start my career at Glen Cove. [The district] has a prestigious sports program along with an amazing physical education/health education curriculum,” Cardone said. “I’m looking forward to working with the community of Glen Cove as well as all stakeholders. My goal is to make a positive impact in all students’ lives and educate them on the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle. Go Big Red!”

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Varsity Athletes Honored at Sports Night

Students, parents, faculty and community members celebrated Glen Cove’s varsity athletes who participated in fall, winter and spring athletics at the Booster Club’s Athletic Awards Night on June 6.

Student-athletes were honored with trophies and scholarships for their contributions to the school’s various athletic teams. An athlete from each sports season was also honored with the Superintendent’s Trophy, an award given by Glen Cove Superintendent Dr. Maria Rianna to outstanding seniors. Congratulations to Alyssa Zangari (fall), Amara Phillip (winter) and Julie Micko (spring). In addition to the Superintendent’s Trophy, Principal Antonio Santana presented the Principal’s Cup to Brandon Kolanovic and Grace Tenke. 

The following students were honored with scholarships and awards:

The Annual Memorial Henry T. Boguszewski Golf Scholarship:
Matthew Pemberton

Glen Cove Jr. Soccer Scholarship Award:
Quinn Dennis

The Golf Range Commission Scholarship:
Matthew Pemberton

The Matinecock Rod & Gun Competitive Shooting Scholarship:
Matthew Pemberton

Glen Cove Jr. Lacrosse Scholarship Awards:
Joseph Cappiello
Jared Buehre

Glen Cove Jr. Football/Cheerleading Scholarship Awards in Memory of Rob Kormoski:
Joseph Cappiello
Nicole Ninesling
Lindsey Payton
Hall of Fame Scholarships in Memory of John Maccarone:
Joseph Cappiello
Nicole Ninesling
Lindsey Payton
Matthew Pemberton
Brian Shannon
Alyssa Zangaria

Hall of Fame Scholarship in Memory of Dr. Sidney Canarick:
Ramiro Falconi
Glen Cove High School Booster Club Scholarships:
John “Red” Lamberson: Ramiro Falconi
Virginia A. Maccarone: Alyssa Zangari
Booster Club: Nicole Ninesling
Booster Club: Lindsey Payton
Booster Club: Katherine Willson

Kenneth Spy “Heart of the Team” Scholarship:  
Joseph Cappiello
Yenifer Molina

Todd Weber Award: 
Kevin Monahan

Charles McGuckin:
Brian Shannon 

Thomas Renison Scholarship Award:
Safire Blissett

Principal’s Cup:
Brandon Kolanovic
Grace Tenke

Glen Cove High School Athletic Achievement Award:
Ramiro Falconi
Lindsey Payton

James Fantry Memorial Award:
Neri Romero
Yenifer Molina
Knights of Columbus Award — E.J. Gribbin:
Dominic Gaudio
Alyssa Zangari
Kenneth R. Andrews Sportsmanship Awards:
Enrique Vasquez
Katherine Willson
F. J. DiMenna Award:
Michael Thurmond

Lola Schmitz Berg Award: 
Julie Micko

Golden G Award:
Alex Cota
Grace Brady
Charles Johnson Physical Fitness Award:
Dominic Gaudio
Alyssa Zangari

U.S. Marine Distinguished Athletes:
Michael Morra
Tristyn Hudson
Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award:
Matthew Pemberton
Kiara Demosthene

Superintendent’s Award:
Fall: Alyssa Zangari
Winter: Amara Phillip
Spring: Julie Micko


2016-17 All County Winners

 Fall 2016 Varsity Awards

Winter 2017 Varsity Awards

Spring 2017 Varsity Awards


All-Conference Awards for Glen Cove Softball Players

Congratulations to Glen Cove softball team players Micaela Costello and Jaynise Espinal for being designated All-Conference players at the Nassau County Softball Awards Dinner at Crest Hollow Country Club on June 13.

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Athletes Inducted into Glen Cove’s Wall of Fame 

Glen Cove High School’s athletic department honored the school’s 15 All-County athletes with induction into its Wall of Fame on June 6.
Athletic Director Denise Kiernan led the ceremony, congratulating the students and thanking them for continuing the tradition of excellence at Glen Cove High School. 

Athletic Director Jim Butz established the Wall of Fame, which is located just outside the high school’s gymnasium, in the 1970s. Congratulations to the following student-athletes: 

Grace Brady
Kevin Ernest
Neri Romero

Emily De La Fuente

Matthew Arena
Matthew Pemberton 

Jelson Bonilla
Alexis Cota
Delilah Perez

Trinity Chow

Track & Field
Daniel Baboolal
E’shone Cofield
Tatiana Guevara
Michael Thurmond

Gregory Villafane

Varsity Girls Lacrosse Senior Day/Season Recap

The girls varsity lacrosse team held its annual senior night on May 9, but in a different form. Unfortunately, Hempstead (the opposing team), informed Glen Cove that they did not have enough players and needed to forfeit the game, leaving the girls with no opponent for the Senior Game. Thankfully, the underclassmen stepped up to the plate and decided to be the senior’s opponent so they could play one last game.  

Congratulations to graduating seniors: 

Emily De La Fuente (SUNY Cortland)
Kiara Demosthene (Iona College)
Steffany Figueroa (Undecided)
Tristyn Hudson (University of Cumberlands)
Taylor LaCapria (Sacred Heart University)
Yenifer Molina (Nassau Community College)
Nicole Ninesling (Quinnipiac University)
Lindsey Payton (University of Rhode Island)
Cristela Pereira (Nassau Community College)
Katherine Willson (University of West Virginia)
Alyssa Zangari (Molloy College)

This year, the girls lacrosse team will graduate one of their biggest classes —11 seniors. They all did a wonderful job this season leading the team, serving as great role models for their younger teammates and will be greatly missed. The entire team fought hard all season in a very competitive Conference V placement.

Some of the highlights include, the Glen Cove vs. Wheatley Conference V league game. Glen Cove pulled out the win with a score of 13-12.  In addition, the girls pulled out two other close games, with a 9-7 win over Freeport, and a 9-8 win over Malverne/East Rockaway.            

A special congratulations to the team’s 2017 county award winners:
Tristyn Hudson (Unsung Hero)
Katherine Willson (All-Conference)
Alyssa Zangari (Senior Scholar Athlete)

Congratulations Julie Micko, Top Student and Scholar-Athlete!

Congratulations to Glen Cove High School Class of 2017 valedictorian Julie Micko for receiving the News 12 Long Island Scholar-Athlete award, sponsored by the Bethpage Federal Credit Union.  
Julie, a three-sport athlete, has succeeded and earned accolades as part of the school’s air rifle, volleyball, and track and field teams. She is also the school’s top senior with a 98 unweighted GPA. Congratulations Julie! 
To view News 12 Long Island’s story on Julie, click on the link below. An Optimum subscription is necessary.

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Outstanding Lacrosse Achievements for Glen Cove Alumnus

Glen Cove High School alumnus Gabriella Morrocu (Class of 2013) has achieved stellar athletic accomplishments during her four-year athletic career at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.  

Gabriella started playing lacrosse at Landing Elementary School in third grade and has procured her skills propelling her to an auspicious athletic career in college. She was recognized as an All-County girls’ lacrosse player during her time at Glen Cove High School and currently holds the school’s girls’ lacrosse team’s career high in goals.

The King's College Monarchs women's lacrosse team named Gabriella to the 2017 All-Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom Team. She also earned the title of Offensive Player of the Year, as well as first team honors.

Gabriella earned her third all-conference selection after being named to the second team the past two seasons. She led King's with 65 points on 51 goals and 14 assists. She ranked fourth in the conference in goals and fifth in points. She also led the Monarchs and was ranked seventh in the conference with 53 draw controls. Her best game was in the season opener when she recorded nine points on six goals and three assists in an 18-8 victory over Keystone. She was named the conference Offensive Player of the Week for her performance against the Giants.

Gabriella completes her King’s College athletic career with a total of 172 goals and 202 career draw controls, which ranks her third all-time in program history for both categories. Her career total points of 223 ranks her fourth all-time in program history and her 51 assists ranks her fifth all-time in program history.

Congratulations to Gabriella, who amassed incredible athletic achievements and ranked top five of all time in four categories at King’s College!


Manhattanville for Grella

Congratulations to Glen Cove High School senior Dan Grella, who will attend Manhattanville College in the fall and play Division III soccer. Dan was honored for his accomplishments by the district’s athletic department, administrators and faculty during a special ceremony on May 5. Congratulations!  


Glen Cove High School Hosts Three Boys and Girls
Track and Field Events
Spring 2017

2nd Big Red Invitational
May 4th 4:30pm

3B Nassau County Divisionals
May 16th 4:30pm

Glen Cove
Floral Park
Valley Stream North
Friends Academy

Class "AA" Nassau County Championships
May 23rd 4:00pm


Glen Cove Celebrates College-Bound Student-Athletes

The athletic department at Glen Cove High School hosted a College Bound Recognition Day on April 26 for graduating seniors who have committed to play collegiate sports in their respective academic institutions.

Athletic Director Denise Kiernan led the event, which was attended by students and their families, coaches, guidance counselors, Glen Cove High School administrators and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Dr. Michael Israel.

“As a former college-student athlete myself, nothing could be more exciting than celebrating the achievements and accomplishments of the student-athletes before you today,” Kiernan said. “Playing at the college level requires a tremendous amount of desire, determination and focus to be successful. It is with these qualities that I ask all of you to endure and execute as you begin your journey as college-students athletes. I wish all of you the best of luck. Make Glen Cove proud!”

Congratulations to the following students:

Fall Season:

Alex Cota                      University of Bridgeport                   Division 2 Soccer

Michael Puetzer           Stony Brook University                     Division 1 Football

Dan Grella                     Manhattanville                                   Division 3 Men's Soccer

Winter Season:

Grace Brady                    Point Loma Nazarene University    Division 2 Basketball    

Matthew Pemberton    University of Akron                            Division 1 Air Rifle

Grace Woods                  Mount Holyoke                                     Division 2 Basketball

Spring Season:

Jared Buehre                Gwynedd Mercy University              Division 3 Lacrosse

Tristyn Hudson             University of the Cumberlands        Division 2 Lacrosse

Chris Sanders                Carroll University                               Division 3 Lacrosse

Brian Shannon              Queens College                                     Division 2 Baseball

Michael Thurmond        Utica College                                       Track and Field       

Alyssa Zangari              Molloy College                                  Division 2 Lacrosse


Girls’ Varsity Softball Gives Back to Community

During spring break, Glen Cove High School’s varsity softball team coached by Angela Zupa and Kim Kessel invited the Glen Cove Boys and Girls Club to the school for a clinic. The softball team members gave instructions on throwing and fielding and even the rain couldn’t put a damper on the day. The youngsters finished with a kickball game inside the school’s gymnasium.

The team would like to extend a big thank-you to the Boys and Girls Club directors Desiree O’Neil and Breanna Townsell, who both work so well with the students and always help make the clinic a success. This time, they went above and beyond and brought the children back the next day to cheer the varsity girls on to a victory against Great Neck South. All had a great time.


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 athletes.

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
Air Rifle
Boys Basketball
Girls Basketball

Congratulations to the student athletes and coaches, you make Glen Cove proud!



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!

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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.

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:

Catherine Ayiku
Jessica Bellomo
Vanessa Buchanan
Donaji Gomez
Paola Mercado
Kayleen Mesa
Maria Villatoro
Christina Wiese

Jennifer Petulla
Kamila Santiago

Sarah Braja
Arlene Cajavilca
Yaquelin Clavel
Joana Godinez
Julianna Gomez
Melissa Jaco
Arden Sanders
Emely Ventura
Julianna Willson
Monica Zavala

Migliana (Mimi) Alamo
Jackelin Pineda


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. 


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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


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.

Session One
JV Small Division
Competition Begins-1:30 p.m.

Glen Cove
Bellmore Kennedy
East Meadow

Session Two
Co-Ed and Small Division Varsity
Competition Begins-4 p.m.

Valley Stream North
East Rockaway

Varsity Small Division
Glen Cove
Cold Spring Harbor
West Hempstead
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.
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 outstanding season.

“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 season.”

“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 Project. 

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.

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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.

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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


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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. 


 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 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

Lacrosse Players Chosen for Dan Daly Cup   

 Four Glen Cove boys lacrosse players were selected to play in the annual Dan Daly Cup lacrosse game. Sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps, the game honors the service of Sgt. Major Dan Daly, the Marine Corps’ most decorated Marine. Daly, a resident of Glen Cove, won two Medals of Valor for bravery during his time of service to our country. The Dan Daly Cup will be held on June 24 at Mitchel Field in Uniondale. It will feature the top rising senior lacrosse players from Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Pictured: Glen Cove players Brandon Leon, Michael Hatala, Sean Morrissey and Geoffrey Field in front of the Dan Daly Cup with Major Robert M. Jones Jr., coach Steve Tripp and Sgt. Major Curtis Rice.



Girls Lacrosse Team Members Celebrated


Members of Glen Cove High School’s girls varsity lacrosse team were honored at the Nassau County Girls Lacrosse Coaches Association Dinner on June 8.  Selena Guastella received an All-County honorable mention; Taylah Hudson and Karla Correa were named All-Conference; Jenny Armstrong was recognized as a Scholar Athlete; and Catherine Hatala received the Unsung Hero Award.    


  All-Conference Honors for Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team Members   


Three Big Red lacrosse players were recognized at the Nassau County Dinner on June 10. Seniors Sean Peet and Phil Grella, along with junior Brandon Leon, were named to the 2015 All-Conference and the 2015 Academic All-Conference teams, honoring their excellence on the field and in the classroom. In addition, Grella was named a finalist for the Bob Scott Award, recognizing his many hours of community service to the Glen Cove Junior Lacrosse Program and the City of Glen Cove.





 District Sports Awards


Fall Sports Recipients

Winter Sports Recipients

Spring Sports Recipients

Three Sport Athlete Recipients


Student-Athletes Honored at Sports Night


Glen Cove High School students, parents, faculty and community members celebrated athletes who participated in fall, winter and spring athletics at the Booster Club’s Athletic Awards Night on June 9.

Student-athletes were recognized with trophies and scholarships for their contributions to the school’s various athletic teams. An athlete from each sports season was also honored with the Superintendent’s Trophy, an award given by Glen Cove Superintendent Maria Rianna to outstanding seniors. Congratulations to Andrew Gerin (fall), Taylah Hudson (winter) and Caitlin Brown (spring). In addition to the Superintendent’s Trophy, the Principal’s Cup was presented to two seniors by Glen Cove High School Principal Roseann Cirnigliaro. The cup was awarded to Grace Blinkoff and Corey Dinkins.

Also recognized at the ceremony was Rifle coach Richard Bullis, who is retiring after 24 years with the district.

The following students were honored with scholarships and awards:

Glen Cove Jr. Soccer Scholarship Awards:                
Ryan Carmody                                      
Garrett Dennis                                    
Hall of Fame Scholarships in Memory of John Maccarone:                                         
Caitlin Brown                            
Philip Grella                                                                                    
Kevin Shannon
Dylan Silas
Hall of Fame Scholarship in Memory of Dr. Sidney Canarick:    
Andrew Gerin                                                         

Glen Cove Jr. Football/Cheerleading Scholarship Awards in Memory of Rob Kormoski:               
Jessica Dawes
Sean Peet       
Glen Cove Jr. Lacrosse Scholarship Awards:                    
Philip Grella  
Sean Peet                                                                    

The Annual Memorial Henry T. Boguszewski Golf Scholarship:          
Michael Annunziato           

Glen Cove Range Commission Scholarship:                      
Peter Budraitis

The Matinecock Rod & Gun Club Competitive Shooting Scholarship:          
Peter Budraitis          
Todd Weber Award:                                                            
Andrew Gerin                                                                          

Charles McGuckin:                                                                    
Michael Manzione                

Thomas Renison Scholarship Award:                                                                          
Niccole Bedell
Abbey Farnan        

Glen Cove High School Booster Club Scholarships:
John “Red” Lamberson:                                       
Kevin Shannon            
Virginia A. Maccarone:                                       
Sara Testa    
Booster Club:                                                   
Sean Peet       
Booster Club:                                          
Dylan Silas
Jeffrey J. Zupa Memorial Scholarship:        
Caitlin Brown                          
Michael Manzione

James Fantry Memorial Award:                                                 
Philip Grella   
Lauren Rizzo
Knights of Columbus Award — E.J. Gribbin:            
Jenny Armstrong
Andrew Gerin                                    
Kenneth R. Andrews Sportsmanship Awards:                                 
Karla Correa                                                                           
Kevin Shannon
F. J. DiMenna Award:                                
Sean Peet                                                                         
Lola Schmitz Berg Award:                                              
Taylah Hudson                                                                                                                                 

Charles Johnson Physical Fitness Award:                    
Brittany Brown
Philip Grella                                

U.S. Marine Distinguished Athletes:                        
Nicole Bedell
Dejon Taylor                                                    
Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award:                
Joshua Martin                                             
Sara Testa
Glen Cove High School Athletic Achievement Award:                            
Caitlin Brown                          
Andrew Ronghi                                           
Golden G Award:                                
Taylah Hudson    





All-County Athletes Get Inducted


Glen Cove High School’s athletic department honored the district’s 2014-15 All-County athletes with induction into the school’s Wall of Fame.

Athletic Director Denise Kiernan led the ceremony, congratulating the students and thanking them for continuing the tradition of excellence at Glen Cove High School. The Wall of Fame, which is located just outside the high school’s gymnasium, was established in the 1970s by Athletic Director Jim Butz. Congratulations to the following student-athletes:

Michael Manzione

Grace Brady
Corey Dinkins
Ralik Jackson
Taylah Hudson

Grace Blinkoff
Blake Lee Woods

David Perkins

Julie Micko
Matthew Pemberton

Kevin Shannon
Rudy Yanes

Caitlin Brown

DeJon Taylor

Track & Field
Tatiana Guevara
Timothy Hogan
Rodney Ray

Sara Tenke






  Grella to Attend Mount Saint Mary College


Glen Cove High School senior Taylor Grella will attend and play soccer as a midfielder at Mount Saint Mary College, a Division III school, in the fall.

Grella has been a member of the Glen Cove girls soccer program for the past four years. This year, she was elected as a senior captain and was instrumental in the success of the younger players feeling as though they were part of the team. She also helped lead stretches throughout the season. According to girls varsity soccer coach Peter Falen, Grella put forth great effort and challenged herself to become better in the years she played at Glen Cove. She also exhibited a strong sense of pride as a member of the soccer team and put academics before sports.

“Taylor’s dedication and hard work would make her an asset to any job in the workforce or institution of higher learning that she chooses,” Falen said. “She is a reliable young lady who is very straightforward and passionate, and her rapport with teammates and classmates alike has left a great impression on the soccer program going forward.”


Taylor Grella (center) is pictured with (from left): Glen Cove High School girls varsity soccer coach Peter Falen, guidance counselor Christine Mulhall, Athletic Director Denise Kiernan and Assistant Principal Allen Hudson.

Brown and Chow Commit to Wilkes University


Glen Cove senior-athletes Caitlin Brown and Braddock Chow will be attending and playing their respective sports, softball and tennis, at Wilkes University this fall.

Caitlin has been a member of the varsity softball team for the past four years. This year, she served as team captain, where she demonstrated her leadership both on and off the field. Caitlin had an impressive junior year, earning All-Conference as the team’s shortstop. However, she came back even stronger and had an outstanding senior year. Caitlin, who is a versatile player, was the starting catcher for the team. Her strong defensive skills, as well as her consistency and power at the plate, earned her All-County honors. This season, she batted .484 with an on-base percentage of .507, leading the team with 24 RBIs. In addition, her slugging percentage was a .797. Her power at the plate resulted in eight doubles, three triples and two homeruns.
Braddock has played in the No. 1 singles position during four-varsity seasons since ninth grade. Not only has he served as a team member, but he was also captain of the varsity tennis team for the last three seasons. Over his four seasons of high school play, Braddock has a combined record of 51-7 at first singles. He also represented Glen Cove in the County Tournament for four consecutive years. He is a four-time All-Conference player and will be greatly missed at the top of the lineup.

From left: Glen Cove High School Assistant Principal Allen Hudson, Athletic Director Denise Kiernan, Assistant Principal Nadine Richards, varsity softball coach Valerie Amilicia, Caitlin Brown, Braddock Chow, varsity tennis coach Christopher MacDonald and Superintendent of Schools Maria Rianna.

It’s LIU Post for Manzione


Michael Manzione will be attending and playing baseball at LIU Post this fall. Manzione received All-County honors this past season and led Big Red in every offensive category with six home runs and a batting average of .469.


Manzione (sitting) is pictured with (from left): Glen Cove High School Assistant Principal Allen Hudson,
Athletic Director Denise Kiernan, Assistant Principal Nadine Richards and varsity baseball coach Jon Dolecki.


College-Bound Football Players


Glen Cove High School seniors Chris Lent and Sean Peet have committed to play college football at their respective academic institutions in the fall.

Lent, a two-year varsity starter and senior captain, earned All-County Honorable Mention. He was also named MVP for the Nassau County All-Star game. Lent will play at SUNY Cortland.   

Peet, a three-year varsity starter and two-year varsity captain, was selected for Nassau III All-Conference. He was also chosen for the Nassau County Senior Bowl All-Star game. Peet will play football at Plymouth State College in New Hampshire.




Track Team Celebrates a Successful Season


The Glen Cove boys varsity track team is wrapping up a successful season, with five of the boys qualifying for the Nassau County meet, which showcases the talents of the best student-athletes in the county.

Congratulations to Corey Dinkins, Christian Guevara, Tim Hogan, Rodney Ray and Michael Thurmond. Hogan and Ray placed in the top three, earning All-County awards. Ray placed first in the high jump, clearing an impressive 6 feet 1 inch to beat out the competition.

Hogan not only placed second in the 100-meter dash, he came back and placed second in the 200-meter dash, making him an All-County award winner in both races. This was truly an amazing feat. Both of these athletes will now compete in the state qualifying meet against the best of the best of Nassau County. Good luck, guys!




Grella Heads to NYIT


 The Glen Cove High School boys lacrosse team is proud to announce that goalie Phil Grella will attend and play at the New York Institute of Technology this fall.
The starting goalie for the past three seasons, Grella has started 42 games for the Big Red and amassed a 62 percent career save average.

"I'm very proud of Phil,” defensive coach Frank Curatolo said. “He has put in many hours both during the season and in the off season to improve each year."
In addition, Phil became the first Big Red goalie to score a goal, taking the ball coast to coast vs. North Shore as time expired in the game.

"We have relied heavily on Phil these past three seasons,” head coach Steve Tripp said. “He will be hard to replace."
Phil has been a leader both on and off the field. He is a member of SALT (Student Athlete Leadership Team) and has performed many hours of community service for the junior league lacrosse program. Athletic Director Denise Kiernan and the Glen Cove School District also congratulate Phil on his accomplishments and wish him well at NYIT.

Back row (from left): Assistant Principal Allen Hudson, guidance counselor Christine Mulhall, Athletic Director Denise Kiernan, coaches Steve Tripp and Frank Curatolo, Phil’s brother Joe Grella and Assistant Principal Nadine Richards. Seated: Phil Grella (center) with parents (Doreen and Philip Grella).


Testa Commits to Mount Aloysius


Girls varsity soccer player Sara Testa will attend and play soccer at Mount Aloysius College, a Division III school in Pennsylvania, this fall.

Testa, a senior, has been an integral part of Glen Cove’s varsity soccer team since she was a freshman. Coach Peter Falen attributes her years in developmental leagues and training outside of school, along with her physical tenacity and mental edge, to her success.

In the fall of 2013, Testa was diagnosed with a life-threatening autoimmune disorder that attacked her brain stem and left her hospitalized for three months. During that time, she remained focus on her goal to survive and to play soccer in college.

Testa returned to school in June 2014 and was thrilled to take part in her final season as a student-athlete and member of the girls soccer program this year.

Falen said Testa’s journey and accomplishments have made her the young lady she is today and expressed his pride in everything she has achieved. “Her devotion and passion for her studies and her love of soccer will make her an asset to any institution of higher learning or job choice in the future,” he said.



 Girls Lacrosse Team Dedicate Game in Memory of Tess Riso
Coaches Nicole Sileo and Melissa Rohr


The Glen Cove girls lacrosse team dedicated their home game against Plainview JFK during spring break to Tess Riso, daughter of former girls varsity assistant lacrosse coach Kim Riso, who passed away three years ago.

The girls wore pink T-shirts in memory of Tess and won the game 8-7. The team is competing in Conference IV and is currently 2-3 in their league. They are led by senior captains Selena Guastella (attack), Jenny Armstrong (defense) and Synella Gonzales (attack).

The defense features Erika Fonseca, Michelle Melfi, Rosa Pangari, Lindsey Payton and goalie Karla Correa. The team has a strong attack that includes Yenifer Molina, Alyssa Zangari and Lauren Rizzo.

Tristyn Hudson, Catherine Hatala, Taylah Hudson, Steffany Figueroa and Katherine Willson round out the team with their midfield abilities. The girls are determined, hard-working and have great chemistry, which will hopefully lead to a successful season.




Varsity Cheer Ends Their Season at the Beach
Coach Amy Serr


The Glen Cove varsity cheerleaders attended the CANAM National Cheerleading and Dance Competition, hosted by Cheer Ltd. in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on March 20-22.

 The team qualified to compete in the Large Varsity Non-Tumble division along with seven other highly ranked teams from the East Coast. Some members of the team also chose to compete in other divisions of the competition. Victoria Tripp competed as an individual cheerleader in the Senior Solo division against five advanced high school athletes. In addition, Jessica Dawes, Lauren Martinez, Rosa Pangari, Kathryn Paolillo and Tripp competed in the Senior Stunt Group division consisting of 15 elite stunt groups.

The team’s season began with tryouts in June 2014. At that time, it was decided that the squad’s goal was to qualify and attend the 2015 CANAM competition. The summer and fall were filled with preparations for the year, involvement in community charity events, team fundraising efforts and of course, Big Red football games. During the late fall and winter seasons, the team attended five local competitions, taking home first-place titles at Baldwin, Hofstra and Lynbrook, all while supporting Glen Cove basketball during their season and playoff games.

After qualifying for the nationals in January, the team focused all of their energy on practice and team building. Each athlete dedicated their time, strength and emotion to the highly technical routine they planned for nationals. Without each member's passion, the team as a whole could’ve never succeeded. It is for this reason that the overall difficulty and skill in their performance received top percentile rankings. Glen Cove varsity cheerleading was awarded fourth runner-up and the Senior Stunt Group was awarded 11th runner-up. In addition, Tripp was third runner-up in the Senior Solo division.

Every varsity cheerleader during the 2014-2015 school year worked hard to bring their school's name far beyond the shores of Long Island. With the help of parents and other supporters, Glen Cove cheerleading has developed into a proud tradition that will continue to excel.



Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
Marriot, Uniondale

(Left to Right: Corey Dinkins, Rodney Ray, Ralik Jackson, and Coach Peter Falen)



Corey Dinkins and Ralik Jackson

Rodney Ray

Glen Cove Captures Bronze at NYSPHSAA State Tournament


The Glen Cove rifle team set out on a mission to win its first ever-state championship when it competed in the NYSPHSAA State Tournament on Feb. 28.  

The team spent three weeks practicing the new rules and guidelines for shooting at the state tournament, which are different than what is used during regular season matches. The student-athletes practiced mornings before school to get prepared. Despite a great effort by everyone, the team finished third in New York State.

Four team members, comprised of three sophomores and one senior, were responsible for the team score. Matt Pemberton shot extremely well and finished fifth overall with a score of 283. Julie Micko finished 15th with a score of 264, and Peter Budraitis finished 16th with a score of 263.  In addition, Selena Guastella shot a 252, and Matt Arena shot a 247. Glen Cove High School has been to the NYSPHSAA State Tournament three times in the past 15 years. This year, the team set a school record with a score of a 1057, and is looking forward to returning to the NYSPHSAA State Championship next year.

Congratulations to the entire team for all of its accomplishments this season.




The following wrestlers were All Conference for Glen Cove and competed in the Nassau County Wrestling Championships at Hofstra University:


Eduardo Montecer 113lbs
Kahron Jackson 120lbs
Brian O'Connell 152lbs
Kasean Love 152lbs
David Cruz 160lbs (Qualifying Champ)
Sean Peet 182lbs (Qualifying Finalist)
Dejon Taylor (Qualifying Champ) (4th in Nassau County)(All County)

Dejon Taylor earned All County honors after having a break out tournament advancing to the semi finals of the Nassau County Championships at the 285lb weight class. DJ was able to win his qualifying tournament at Long Beach H.S. earning himself the 6 seed in Nassau County at his weight class. He advanced to the semi finals after a heroic win in the final seconds of the match knocking off a wrestler with a record of 34-2. DJ lost to the Nassau County Champion in the semi final round, and wrestled back for 4th place in Nassau County.




Conference Title for Boys Varsity Basketball Team


Glen Cove’s boys varsity basketball team captured their second conference title in four years when they beat Floral Park 69-63.

Ralik Jackson led the way in points, scoring 19 for the team. He was followed by Corey Dinkins with 16. 

“What a difference a year makes,” varsity coach Peter Falen said. “Last year the boys were 2-15 overall, and this year they captivated a worst-to-first finish with a 12-5 record to capture the Nassau County Conference A III title.”
Assistant coach Adelki Paulino told the team that if they buy in and put forth an effort night after night, they would be rewarded – and rewarded they were.  Glen Cove will host a first round playoff game against North Shore on Feb. 13 at 6 p.m.


 Girls Varsity Basketball Wins Conference Co-Championship
Tuesday, February 10th vs. Floral Park


The Varsity Girls Basketball season finished their season tonight beating the conference co -champion Floral Park 62-37. Seniors Brittany Brown, Karla Correa, and Taylah Hudson were recognized for their participation within the program by Coach Greg Mayerhoffer. The Varsity Girls team finished the season with an overall record of 11-6 and 8-2 in conference A-III.

Congratulations girls, you make Glen Cove Proud!

Next Game:
Glen Cove will host a first round playoff game against Lynbrook on Feb. 14 at 12 p.m.




Glen Cove Rifle Crowned County Champions


Congratulations to our Varsity Rifle Team on winning the County Championship, after being crowned conference champions and an undefeated season. Great shooting all season by sophomore Matthew Pemberton (1st in the county) and sophomore Julie Micko (4th in the County). Matt Arena (All Conference), Selena Guastella (All Conference), Peter Budraitis (All Conference), and Ryan Carmody (1st year shooter). This season was highlighted by many accomplishments.

This season was highlighted by many accomplishments:

1. This was the first undefeated season for a Glen Cove Rifle team.

2. The team broke the Glen Cove school team record three different times this season. The 734 score that was shot at the County Championship is now the present Glen Cove school team record.

3. This is the first time that any member of the Glen Cove Team has ever been crowned as the Individual County Champion. (Matt Pemberton)

4. This is the first time that any member of the Glen Cove Team has ever been the Individual County Champion Runner-Up. (Peter Budraitis, who shot his person best and exceeded all expectations that were set for him yesterday by shooting a 188, which is 13 points higher than his season average).

5. Matt Pemberton broke the individual school record by shooting a score of 195 out of 200 at Freeport this year. That means that 15 of his 20 shots were bulls.

Congratulations to the Air Rifle team and coaching staff. You make Glen Cove Proud. Good Luck at the NYSPHSAA Tournament February 28th at West Point.







Varsity Cheer Leads in Lynbrook Competition
Varsity Coach Amy Serr and JV Coach Jessica Banks


This past weekend, the Varsity and JV Cheerleading teams attended a competition at Lynbrook High School. The teams competed against Manhasset and Sewanhaka in the Varsity Co-Ed division. After an impressive performance, Glen Cove was awarded first place. Glen Cove Varsity and JV teams also received the spirit award for spirit displayed towards each other and other teams throughout the course of the day. Both coaches are very proud of the program’s success this year.

Click this link to Varsity routine at Lynbrook Competition 2015:
Congratulations Girls!



  Glen Cove Wrestling takes back the "Cove Cup"


The 23rd annual "Cove Cup" tournament is an exciting event. All of the teams compete for the hopes of winning the Cup and keeping it in their school for the entire year. Glen Cove had won the cup 3 years in a row, until last year, when Glen Cove had to hand the Cup over to Bellport. The Cup sat in Bellport's trophy display case for the entire year. Bellport brought the Cup back to Glen Cove in an attempt to defend it along with 4 other teams competing for the cup. (Mineola, Monsignor Farrell, Valley Stream Central, and Newfield). In the end, Glen Cove was able to hold on and keep the Cup in Glen Cove for another year.

1. Glen Cove 180
2. Bellport 177
3. Newfield 158
4. Monsignor Farrell 137
5. Mineola 99
6. Valley Stream Central 58

Champions for Glen Cove were Eduardo Montecer 113lbs , Sean Peet 182lbs, and DJ Taylor 285lbs

Glen Cove Wrestling has also won 2 big conference dual meets in a row. With a 43-33 win over Roslyn and a 36-31 win over rival North Shore, another playoff birth looks promising.


Coach Chris Mac Donald and
Eduardo Montecer, Outstanding Wrestler



JV Cheerleading wins 1st Place at Mac Arthur Cheerleading Competition
Saturday, January @ Mac Arthur High School
Coach: Jessica Banks


The Junior Varsity Cheerleading team attended a competition at MacArthur High School in Levittown on Saturday January 10th. There were 7 teams in the JV division. Glen Cove competed against Valley Stream North in the Medium Junior Varsity group and the team placed 1st within their group! They also won the overall award among the entire Junior Varsity division for Best Pyramid. The girls have been working so hard this year and have received First Place at every competition they have attended!

Congratulations girls and keep up the hard work!




College Bound Student Athlete Night at Glen Cove High School


Monday, January 5th, 2015

Top Row: L to R (Coach Chris Mac Donald, Taylah Hudson and Lindsay Dwyer)
Bottom Row: L to R (Ophir Sadeh, Bree Nasti, Meghan Mc Namara)

The Glen Cove High School Athletic Department hosted a College Bound Student Athlete Workshop on Monday, January 5th for all 7-12 student athletes that are interested in playing a sport at the collegiate level. College Coaches from the Division II level: Coach Bree Nasti and Coach Ophir Sadeh/Women's Softball at Adelphi University and Coach Meghan Mc Namara/Women's Lacrosse at LIU Post led the discussion.

Glen Cove High School Coach Chris Mac Donald also was a member of the panel. Coach Mac Donald played Soccer and Tennis at Mt. St. Vincent College, a Division III program. Taylah Hudson, a Senior at Glen Cove HS and Lindsay Dwyer, a Junior at Glen Cove HS completed the panel and provided a student athlete perspective.

Taylah, has signed a letter of intent to play Women's Basketball at Texas Southern University, a Division I program and Lindsay Dwyer, has verbally committed to Women's Gymnastics at the University of Illinois, a big 10 school.

The panel presented a series of topics that included the role of the student athlete, parent, and school in the college bound process. Also discussed were the nuts and bolts of recruiting, the college search, financial implications, NCAA Clearinghouse and Eligibility, and college level competition. After the presentation, time was provided for questions. All participants were provided resources and information regarding the college bound process.

For more information, please access the website for athletics and click the tab: College Bound Student Athlete.


Belfiore Honored


The College Sports Information Directors of America selected Glen Cove High School Class of 2010 graduate Dan Belfiore for the Capital One Academic All-District Division II football team.

This designation recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their performances both athletically and in the classroom.

Belfiore, who currently attends LIU Post, is a senior defensive lineman with a 3.78 GPA in accounting. He will now be added to the national ballot for the chance to earn Academic All-American notice.

“I was really surprised,” Belfiore said. “This is an amazing honor.”

Belfiore described this season as unforgettable, as he and his LIU Post teammates captured the Northeast-10 Conference Championship for the first time in nine years. The team’s victory led to an appearance in the NCCA Division II Championship, where they unfortunately fell to Virginia State.

Prior to LIU Post, Belfiore played three seasons at Glen Cove High School, leading the Knights to the playoffs in 2007 and 2008. He was also named All-County, second team All-Long Island and third team All-New York. Additionally, he received the Kava Award in 2009, given to someone who encompasses commitment, team spirit, integrity and discipline. According to coach Pete Kopeky, Belfiore was the “hardest-working student” he ever coached.

Belfiore also wrestled and competed in track and field at Glen Cove, earning All-County as a shot putter.





Nassau County Section VIII Boys Soccer Dinner

Long Island Marriot
December 2, 2014
Coach: Brian Smith All County: Kevin Shannon and Rudy Yanes All County Honorable Mention: Hernan Bonilla and Delwin Hernandez All Conference: Brian O'Connell, Andrew Gerin, Andres Mejia, and Dylan Silas Scholar Athlete: Jaime Mejia
Top Row: Andres Mejia, Kevin Shannon, Rudy Yanes, Andrew Gerin, Hernan Bonilla, Coach: Brian R. Smith Bottom Row: Alexis Cota, Dylan Silas, Brian O'Connell, Delwin Hernandez


2014 Nassau County Football Gridiron Dinner
Crest Hollow Country Club
December 10th, 2014

Coaches: Pete Kopecky, Steve Tripp, Tony Gallo, and Mark Pnini Pictured are 5 of the 6 Varsity football captains (left to right) Gaetano Famiglietti, Chris Lent, Sean Peet, David Perkins, Dejon Taylor and Mike Payton. The dinner wrapped up the 2014 season, capping a season where the Big Red qualified for the playoffs a third consecutive season. QB David Perkins earned All County honors, Chris Lent was honored with the All star game MVP as well as Honorable mention All County. Sean Peet received All Conference honors and Edwin Narvaez was chosen as the Big Reds Unsung Hero Award presented by the officials organization LIAFO. Announced at the dinner was the passing of Charles Martone a former player in the 1940's at Glen Cove High School. Numerous former coaches, players and colleagues have made donations to begin a memorial scholarship that will be presented to a lineman on the the Glen Cove squad who best displays work ethic, commitment to team and athletic integrity in the Spring.

Congratulations Big Red! You make Glen Cove proud!




Nassau County Track/Cross Country Coaches Association Cross Country Awards Dinner Crest Hollow Country Club December 8th 2014
Coaches David Stein and Lauren Jensen

Blake Woods Class II All County
Grace Blinkoff Class II All County
Thais Delima All Conference

Pictured in the photo is Coach Stein and with Grace Blinkoff on the left and Thais Delima and Blake Woods on the right.

Congratulations Blake, Grace and Thais, you make Glen Cove proud!






Big Red JV Cheerleading Places First at Valley Stream North High School Invitational/Coach Jessica Banks

On Sunday, December 7, the Junior Varsity Cheerleading Team attended the Valley Stream North High School Cheerleading Competition. They were in a tumbling division consisting of West Hempstead, Garden City, and Calhoun. The team impressively executed their routine and took home First Place!! Each member received a medal and the team received a trophy.

Congratulations to all of the cheerleaders and well done on all of your hard work! Their next competition is Saturday December 13th at Baldwin High School.




Nassau County Girls Volleyball Coaching Association Dinner
Marriott, Uniondale
Monday, December 1st 2014

Sabrina Magrini All-Conference
Tiffany Reveyoso All-Class
Sara Tenke All-County




Sara Tenke, Tiffany Reveyoso, Sabrina Magrini, Coach Matt Carbone


Sara Tenke and Coach Matt Carbone



NYS AHPERD Nassau Zone
Outstanding Physical Education Award
Crest Hollow Country Club
Woodbury, NY
December 2, 2014



Sean Peet and Zulma Bonilla Yanes, Seniors at Glen Cove High School and were selected by the Physical Education staff because they demonstrate character, sportsmanship, and an overall understanding of physical fitness. Sean is a three time award recipient of the NYS AHPERD Nassau Zone PE Award. Sean received the award at the Elementary, Middle and High School levels.

Congratulations Sean and Zulma! You have made the Physical Education Staff at Glen Cove very proud of your accomplishments!



Big Red Girl's Soccer/Coach Peter Falen
Nassau County Girls Soccer Coaching Assocation
Crest Hollow Country Club
Monday, December 1, 2014

Taylah Hudson: All Conference
Kristin Ingegno: Scholar Athlete




Coach Falen with T. Hudson on left and K. Ingegno on right


T. Hudson and K. Ingegno pictured with guest speaker Crystal Dunn, Southside High School

Crystal Alyssia Dunn (born July 3, 1992)[1] is an American soccer player for the U.S. Women's National Team and for the Washington Spirit of the NWSL. She was a member of the team that won Japan 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, a member of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels women's soccer team, and was the recipient of 2012 Hermann Trophy.[2][3][4] She represented the United States as member of United States U-17, U-18, and U-20 national soccer teams. On February 13, 2013, she made her debut in the senior team playing a friendly match against Scotland national women's football team.



Big Red's Chris Lent, named Offensive MVP of the Senior Bowl All Star Game, Conference II vs. Conference III Thursday, November 27th at Mitchell Field Complex.





Chris Lent (shown here) #99 standing with other MVP's and All Star Coaches in Nassau County.

David Perkins, Chris Lent, DJ Taylor & Sean Peet competed in the games . The conference 2 vs. 3 All stars defeated the Conference 1/4 all stars 9-3 on Thanksgiving.

Chris Lent was named offensive MVP based on his 6 receptions for 110 yards and scored the Lone Touchdown of the Game on a diving catch in the End Zone. 

Click here to read the Newsday Article


Hudson Signs Letter of Intent


Glen Cove High School senior Taylah Hudson signed a Letter of Intent to play Division I basketball at Texas Southern University.

“I’ve been playing my whole life for this moment,” Hudson said. “I hope I can contribute to the team.”

Hudson received a full scholarship to Texas Southern and has been playing varsity basketball since seventh grade. She was named All-County Player twice by the coaches in Nassau County and Conference Player of the Year in 2013. She was also designated as an All-State Player by the Sportswriter’s Association of New York and named to the Basketball Coaches’ Association of New York Section 8 All-Star Team.

Varsity girls basketball coach Greg Mayerhoffer said Hudson reached a milestone in her career last season, when she became the all-time scoring leader in the history of the girls program at Glen Cove. Ultimately, she went on to surpass the 1,000-point total, an achievement accomplished by very few student-athletes in the sport.

Superintendent of Schools Maria Rianna, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Dr. Michael Israel, Athletic Director Denise Kiernan, Glen Cove High School Interim Principal Roseann Cirnigliaro and guidance counselor Christine Mulhall offered their congratulations at a recent celebration held in Hudson’s honor.

“I’m so happy for her,” Mulhall said. “She has a great work ethic whether it’s at school or on the court and is a great role model for younger girls.”

Taylah’s father, Assistant Principal Allen Hudson, expressed his pride in his daughter’s success.

“Anyone who meets her knows how humble she is,” Allen Hudson said. “She always thinks about her teammates first.” 

Coach Mayerhoffer agreed, and said Hudson would always be regarded as one of the very best to ever play basketball in Nassau County and New York State. 

“I’ve coached so many good players over the years, but she’s the best,” he said. “I have no doubt she will be successful in the next stage of her life, but I’m sad to see her leave.”



Girls Varsity Tennis Takes Conference 3 Title


The girls varsity tennis team, led by coach Chris MacDonald, took a unique journey to their conference title. After a regular season record of 9-3, Glen Cove earned a first-round home playoff match vs. Plainedge. Glen Cove was able to defend their home field advantage and win 5-2, allowing them to advance to the conference semifinals, where they faced off against the undefeated East Meadow.

Competing against East Meadow’s regular season record of 12-0 seemed daunting; however, Glen Cove was able to win decisively, 5-2, advancing to the conference finals against rival Calhoun. Calhoun defeated Glen Cove twice during the regular season by a score of 4-3. Calhoun also had an undefeated record of 13-0 leading up to the final match. Glen Cove’s resilient group of girls knew that they could rise to the challenge, and although the match was a close grind, Glen Cove edged out Calhoun 4-3, taking home the Conference 3 title.

Below are the members of the team:
1st Singles: Trinity Chow
2nd Singles: Lauren Rizzo
3rd Singles:  Jenny Armstrong
1st Doubles: Alex Casale, Tristyn Hudson
2nd Doubles: Diana Delgrosso, Amanda Heavey
3rd Doubles: Elizabeth Kwiatek, Anastasia Chsileva
4th Doubles: Elena D’Ambrosio, Grace Brady
Varsity players:
Hanna Ali, Breana Mundell, Jasmine Rosario, Roselle Cacio


Boy's Soccer beats Roslyn and Jericho


Coach: Brian Smith



 The 2014 Glen Cove Boy’s Varsity Soccer team concluded a very successful season with a loss against top ranked Great Neck North in the Quarter Finals of the Nassau County Conference A Playoffs. Glen Cove, behind 2-0 with 20 minutes left to play in the decisive game, tied the score with goals by forwards Delwin Hernandez (10 goals) and Rudy Yanes (10 goals). The game went through double overtime, with neither team able to capitalize on their chances. Eventually, Great Neck North won the game on Penalty kicks.

The team earned signature victories in the regular season against Roslyn (2-0), the number one ranked team in New York State, and against Great Neck North (3-1). The team completed the regular season at third place in the conference and received a well-deserved eighth overall seed in the county playoffs.

Glen Cove began their quest for a county championship with a home playoff game verse Jericho. Jericho, the 3-time defending New York State champions brought their record-setting 21 consecutive playoff-winning streak to Glen Cove High School. Jericho looked to continue their dominance over Nassau County Soccer. The Glen Cove “Big Red” was not intimidated or unmotivated to prove that they were up to the task of ending Jericho’s streak. Glen Cove defeated Jericho (1-0) on a goal by Matthew Rabanal. The pivotal goal was headed in off of a corner kick.

Cross Country News - October 27, 2014


On Saturday October 25th, the Glen Cove Big Red Harriers mixed it up with some of Nassau County’s best teams at the Class II County Championships held at Bethpage State Park and it was tremendous day three of the harriers advanced to compete in the Section VIII Championships this Saturday. The Boys Team finished 14th out of 19th Teams in the Class II County. The Boys team was led by Senior Blake Woods scoring a season’s best time of 18:21 on the 5k course placing 19th as well as obtaining All Class County status. The Girls team were led by Junior Grace Blinkoff placing 17th in a season best time of 21:29 and sensational sophomore Thais Delima placing 26th in a time of 21:50. Grace obtained All Class County status and Thais obtained All Conference for their performances. Other Big Red Harriers scoring seasons best Sophomore Daniel Baboolal in 21:18 and Wilson Guillen in 21:18. Strong performances were scored by Kayleen Mesa, Ryan VanAllen as well as Freshman Josef Khaimov. Congratulations to Blake, Grace and Thais on their accomplishments and to the entire Big Red Harriers on an amazing season. Blake, Grace and Thais now will compete in the Section VIII/State Qualifying Meet on Saturday November 1st at 11:00am in Bethpage State Park. Come out and support them and the entire team!

Glen Cove HS Varsity Volleyball

The Girls’ varsity volleyball team has started off their season showing much promise.  The team is led by captains; senior Abbey Farnan and junior Sara Tanke. Junior; setter; Sabrina Magrini has taken sophomore Safire Blissett under her wing; showing her much of the ins and outs of the difficult setting position.  Senior Caitlin Brown and new comer Cirina Capioppo have shown leadership qualities on and off the court bringing this young varsity team together.  Junior Brittnay Lizama has made a positive impact on the team as she has shown far this season.  Tiffany Reveyoso junior and also a new comer to Glen Cove has worked her way into the starting line-up becoming one of the varsities most influential players.  Sophomores and starting player Kamia Washington, Julia Micko and Stefanny Figueroa all have shown what the definition of hard work and dedication means. This is obvious by the development in their skill level from last year to this year.  Rounding up the very young varsity volleyball team are freshman Grace Tenke and Sandra Pajovic; who both are impact players and have contributed to the team already.

Glen Cove started off their season with a win against Mepham beating them in 3 straight games.  Sara Tenke had 10 kills and 5 services aces to lead the way.   The win was a whole team effort.

Glen Cove also played in a tournament this Sunday where they were the lowest ranked team.  Going in the girls’ knew they had nothing to lose.  They were calm and ready to play hard.  Winning against Uniondale, Carle Place and Jericho who all rank in higher conferences was a tremendous accomplishment for the young team.  For the first time in over a decade, the girl’s team made it to the tournament playoff placing 4th out of a tough higher ranked seven teams.  In the playoffs, they faced a state champion caliber team; South Side.  Although Glen Cove lost they gave South Side a run for their money.  Good Job Girl’s…  




Athletes Honored with Trophies and Scholarships

More than 100 students, parents, faculty and community members gathered in the Glen Cove High School Auditorium for the Booster Club’s Athletic Awards Night for Spring athletics.

Student athletes were recognized with trophies and scholarships for their contribution this year in Boys Lacrosse, Girls Lacrosse, Baseball, Softball, Girls and Boys Track & Field, Tennis, and Golf. The evening was punctuated by the Superintendent’s Trophy, an award given by Glen Cove Superintendent Maria Rianna to an outstanding senior. This year, the award went to Michael Burrell, a multiple sport All-County athlete who earlier in the evening was recognized with a place on Glen Cove’s Wall of Fame.

In addition to the Superintendent’s Trophy, the Principal’s Cup was presented to two juniors by Glen Cove High School Principal Roseann Cirnigliaro. The cup was awarded to Sean Peet and Jenny Armstrong.

The evening opened with a special recognition for retiring Coach Adrienne Tonner, who served Glen Cove for 38 years as the Varsity Track & Field and Tennis coach.

The following students were honored with scholarships and awards:

Glen Cove Jr. Baseball & Softball Scholarship:
Joshua Figueroa
Quinn Sheppard
Alyssa Pagano
Kendall Young

Glen Cove Baseball & Softball Sportsmanship Award:
Joseph Milanese
Alyssa Pagano

Glen Cove Jr. Soccer Scholarship:
Jessica Schmitt

Hall of Fame Scholarship in Memory of John Maccarone:
Alessandra Cappiello
Gillian Farnan
Anthony Martino
Charles Daniele

Hall of Fame Scholarship in Memory of Dr. Sidney Canarick:
Samantha DiPaola

Glen Cove Jr. Football/Cheerleading Scholarship in Memory of Rob Kormoski:
Michael Burrell
Alessandra Cappiello
Max McCrindle

Glen Cove Jr. Lacrosse Scholarship:
Ryan Perkins

The Annual Memorial Henry T. Boguszewski Golf Scholarship:
Michael Loria

Glen Cove Range Commission Scholarship:
Graham Brooks

The Matinecock Rod & Gun Club Competitive Shooting Scholarship:
Graham Brooks

Todd Weber Award:
Joseph Milanese

Charles McGuckin Award:
Josh Figueroa

Thomas Renison Scholarship Award:
Alyssa Pagano

James Fantry Memorial Award:
Joseph Nicolich
Jackelyn Hayduk

Knights of Columbus Award - E.J. Gribbin:
Michael Burrell
Caterina Ienopoli

Kenneth R. Andrews Sportsmanship Awards:
Carlos Rivera
Alessandra Cappiello

F.J. DiMenna Award:
Ryan Perkins

Lola Schmitz Berg Award:
Samantha DiPaola

Charles Johnson Physical Fitness Award:
Christina Orioli
Carlos Rivera

Marine Distinguished Athletes:
Erik Washington
Natalie Tenke

Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award:
Anthony Martino
Maxine Lizaso

Glen Cove High School Athletic Achievement Award:
Rashawn White
Maleesha Ebanks

Principal’s Cup:
Sean Peet
Jenny Armstrong

Superintendent’s Award:
Michael Burrell

Glen Cove High School Booster Club Scholarships:
Samantha DiPaola
Alessandra Cappiello
Gillian Farnan
Elizabeth Willson




Michael Burrell, Bryant University, Division I
Ryan Perkins, Nassau Community College
Rashawn White, Alfred State University, Division III

Boy’s Soccer:
Gabe Vertiz, Barry University, Division II

Kendall Young, Delaware Valley, Division II

Anthony Martino, Midland University, NAIA

Allie Cappiello, James Madison University



GCHS Inducts 12 into Athletics Wall of Fame

Glen Cove High School recently held its first-ever Athletics Wall of Fame Induction ceremony in the school’s athletic wing.

Wall of Fame inductees are varsity players that have been selected as All-County in their respective sport. This year, 12 Glen Cove students were named All-County, earning themselves an eight-by-ten photograph mounted and framed on the storied wall near the gymnasium. The Wall of Fame dates back to its first inductee in 1974.

“It is with great pride that I stand before you here today, with the finest student athletes from the 13-14 school year,” said Glen Cove Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Health Denise Kiernan. “I believe that all 12 All-County student athletes are triple-impact competitors who will continue to become better at everything they do.”

The inductees and their respective sports are:

Mike Burrell, Football
Rashawn White, Football
Matthew Pemberton, Air Rifle
Taylah Hudson, Basketball
Grace Brady, Basketball
Eduardo Montecer, Wrestling
Kiana Watson, Winter Track
Josh Figueroa, Baseball
Kendall Young, Softball
Gabby Heenan, Softball
Billy Daniele, Track and Field
Tim Hogan, Track and Field

During the ceremony, the coaches cited some of the students’ achievements and stats, which included new school records in Track and Field, Winter Track and Glen Cove’s now all-time leading scorer in basketball, Taylah Hudson.



Alumna Kayla Morrissey Named to All East Softball Squad

In her first season of playing softball at Queens College, Glen Cove High School Class of 2013 graduate Kayla Morrissey is making a name for herself. Kayla, who received a scholarship to play for the Queens College Knights, was recently named to the Daktronics All East Region First Team as a designated hitter. To read more about Kayla and her impressive first season, click here:




Kendall Young to play softball at Delaware Valley College

Kendall has been a member of the Glen Cove High School Varsity Softball team since her freshman year. Her strong defensive ability has made her the team’s starting 3rd baseman for four years. With her aggressiveness, knowledge of the game and constant chatter in the field, Kendall is a leader in the infield. Young is consistent at the plate and can hit for both contact and power. Her passion for the game is evident and contagious. Kendall’s dedication to the sport has been an integral part of the Glen Cove Softball program. Kendall will be playing softball at Delaware Valley College (Division III) in the fall.

Good Luck Kendall!

Pictured in photo with Kendall Young:
Coaches Valerie Amilicia, Angela Zupa, and Denise Kiernan, Athletic Director



All County Student Athletes 13-14

Congratulations to the All County Student Athletes for the 2013-2014 school year.
All County athletes will be honored by their varsity coaches.

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
Glen Cove High School Hall of Fame
Refreshments will be served.

Spring Season All County Athletes

Baseball: Coach Kevin Nolan
Josh Figuero

Softball: Coach Valerie Amilicia
Gabby Heenan
Kendall Young

Track and Field: Coach Matt Carbone
Billy Daniele
Tim Hogan

Winter All-County Athletes

Girls Basketball: Coach Greg Mayerhoffer
Taylah Hudson
Grace Brady

Wrestling: Coach Chris Mac Donald
Eduardo Montecer

Winter Track: Coach Matt Carbone
Kiana Watson
Air Rifle: Coach Rich Bullis
Matthew Pemberton

 Pictured (L-R) are Grace, Matthew, Eduardo, Kiana and Taylah.


 Fall All-County Athletes

Football: Coach Pete Kopecky
Mike Burrell
Rashawn White


Winter Athletes Honored

The district’s athletics department, booster club and varsity coaches once again came together to recognize distinguished members of the Glen Cove High School varsity squads during this year’s Winter Athletics Awards Ceremony. The evening was highlighted by the presentation of the coveted Superintendent’s Cup Award, which recognizes one student-athlete every athletic season who demonstrates the highest level of scholarship, leadership and sportsmanship. This season’s winner was senior varsity boys basketball player Carlos Rivera.

Nominees for the Superintendent’s Award were Alessandra Cappiello (cheerleading), Joseph Nicolich (wrestling), Carlos, Caterina Ienopoli (girls basketball), Victoria Zumaeta (kickline), and Hans Ring (rifle). Each nominee underwent a thorough interview from Superintendent of Schools Maria Rianna, who presented each runner-up with a medal before awarding Carlos the Superintendent’s Cup.

Other awards presented included the Booster Club Award, which honors an athlete from each team whom the coaches feel possesses school spirit, is conscientious and is dedicated; and the Most Valuable Player Award, presented to the player in each sport voted by his or her teammates and coaches as being the most valuable performer to the team. Letters, pins and plaques were also awarded to students in recognition of their participation in a particular sport.

The girls varsity basketball team was recognized with the New York State and Basketball Coaches Association of New York Scholar-Athlete Team awards for achieving a cumulative academic average of 90 or better. They also had multiple All-County and All-Conference players. Overall, the district had nine All-County and All-Conference athletes this season, including Matthew Pemberton, who received 1st Team All-County honors for rifle.

For a complete listing of award recipients and team accomplishments, click here




Winter All-County Athletes 

Congratulations to the Glen Cove High School’s 2013-14 Winter Season All-County Athletes:

Girls Basketball:
Taylah Hudson
Grace Brady
(Coach: Greg Mayerhoffer)

Eduardo Montecer
(Coach: Chris Mac Donald)

Winter Track:
Kiana Watson
(Coach: Matt Carbone)

Air Rifle
Matthew Pemberton
(Coach: Rich Bullis)

 GCHS Assistant Principal Allen Hudson is pictured congratulating (back row) Grace, Matthew, Taylah, (front row) Eduardo and Kiana.


 Fall All-County Athletes

Congratulations to the Glen Cove High School’s 2013-14 Fall Season All-County Athletes:

Mike Burrell
Rashawn White
(Coach: Peter Kopecky)


Mike Burrell to Play Division I Football

Glen Cove High School varsity football standout Mike Burrell has signed a letter of intent to play football at Bryant University in Rhode Island. Mike will don the Black and Gold for the Division 1 Bryant Bulldogs next season, playing at the highest level of college athletics.

A three-year starter at wide receiver for the GCHS varsity Big Red, Mike led the team to back-to-back Big Four Championships in his junior and senior years, serving as captain this past season. On offense, he caught 25 passes for 588 yards and 10 touchdowns and also recorded a 95-yard kick return for a score on special teams. On defense he intercepted four passes and recovered a fumble.

Mike earned All-County honors as a senior, was named to the All-Academic Conference team and was selected to play in the Senior Bowl/Nassau Exceptional Senior Game. He was ranked in the top 250 at the New York State Elite Combine.

Also a talented tennis player, Mike competed for four years on the GCHS varsity squad and helped the team to a conference championship in 2012, earning All-Conference honors in each of his first three years. He posted a 16-0 record in first doubles matches as a freshman and was named the All-County Championship Tournament MVP as a junior. Mike is also a member of the National Honor Society and an AP Scholar. Congratulations and good luck Mike, you make Glen Cove proud!

Mike (pictured at center) is congratulated here by GCHS Assistant Principal Allen Hudson, varsity football head coach Pete Kopecky, Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Denise Kiernan, and varsity football assistant coach Tony Gallo.




All County Wrestler Eduardo Montecer

Sunday, February 16th, 2014
Hofstra University

Eduardo Montecer (Junior) completed his season with a  record of 25-6 and Placed 6th in Nassau County earning All-County Honors at 106 lbs.  

In photo- Coaches: Chris Mac Donald and Brian Monahan


 Glen Cove High School Cheerleaders Win 2013-2014 Divisions at Soffe/Cheer Limited Open Championships

Saturday, February 22nd  at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton New Jersey




 The Varsity girls competed with 30 plus teams, on a spring floor in the Sun National Bank Center for the last time this season! Their performance was top notch as the judges awarded them first place! As a result, the team  received a bid to Nationals for their highly ranked routine.
 It was a great season for this year's Varsity Cheerleaders who placed three times out of their four competitions.
Listed here, are the names of the Seniors who will be graduating this year:

Allie Cappiello
Maleesha Ebanks
Christina Delgrosso
Julie Fiorino
Dakota Herman
Christina Orioli
Gabby Papa
Laura Sakhaee
Alyssa Schipilitti
Sophie Sic
Kaitlin Sobelman


Glen Cove Varsity Kickline Attends Scholastic Kickline Competition

Coach: Stephanie Spy

This past Sunday, February 9th, the Glen Cove High School Kickline attended a competition at Nassau Community College. The girls performed two different routines, one in the High Kick category, and one in the Pom Pon category, both of which contained fierce competition. Despite this being the first competition for many of the girls on the team, they performed the best they ever have all year! All of their hard work, dedication, and energy paid off; making their parents, spectators, school, and coach proud!
The girls will continue to practice and polish their routines to prepare for their second competition. This competition will also be held at Nassau Community College on Sunday, March 2nd at 12:30pm. Come down and support your Glen Cove High School Kickline team! Go Big Red!




Glen Cove's Kiana Watson Gets All County in the 55 Meter

Coaches Matt Carbone and Andrew Di Napoli
On February 4th, 2014 at the Nassau County Championship track meet at St. Anthony's High School, the Conference B Finals for Winter Track and Field was held.
Senior, Kiana Watson went into the 55 meter dash and ranked 12 out of 16 for qualifying times. The race consisted of three heats of six sprinters, with the top two runners of each heat advancing to the finals. Kiana Watson placed first with a time of 7.68 seconds in Heat 1 of the preliminaries; ultimately, ensuring her a spot in the finals. As the competition grew fierce with six of the best 55 Meter athletes in Nassau County Class B, Kiana Watson proved her athleticism as she finished first with a championship time of 7.59 seconds beating her opponent by two thousandths of a second.
Her accomplishment was lauded with the prestigious All-County Award for the 55 meter dash and a spot in the State Qualifier meet to take place on Tuesday, February 11th at St. Anthony's High School at 6:30PM.

Congratulations Kiana! You make Glen Cove Proud!


Taylah Hudson Joins the 1,000 Point Club

  Glen Cove High School girls varsity basketball player Taylah Hudson continues to make headlines. After becoming the program’s all-time leading scorer back in December she has followed that distinction with a new milestone. On January 25 Taylah scored her 1,000th point against Floral Park.

Taylah’s coach, Greg Mayerhofer recently reached a milestone as well, winning his 400th career game against Valley Stream South High School a week earlier. Congratulations to Taylah and Coach Mayo!






Glen Cove Girls Basketball Coach Gets Win No. 400

Exactly one month after junior Taylah Hudson became Glen Cove High School’s all-time leading scorer in girls basketball, head coach Greg Mayerhofer achieved a personal milestone by winning his 400th career game.

Coach Mayerhofer secured the victory against Valley Stream South High School, 57-34, and the following day, before tipping off against Locust Valley High School, the team presented him with a special game ball, signed by every one of his players. Later in the day, the girls rewarded their coach with his 401st victory.

Although new to Glen Cove this year, Coach “Mayo,” as he is affectionately known by his players, is in his 26th season coaching girls basketball. He begin his career at Maria Regina High School before taking the reins at Floral Park High School from 1984-2008, where he guided the team to four county championships in 1988, 2007, 2008 and 2009 and two Long Island championships in 2008 and 2009. He has also served as an assistant coach in Massapequa and Levittown and runs an extensive summer basketball clinic.
Coach Mayerhofer has quickly become a hero in Glen Cove, as he is building momentum for the girls basketball program along with assistant coach George Ingram. “The student-athletes on his team know that he loves that game as much as he cares about each and every student-athlete in the program,” said Denise Kiernan, the district’s director of physical education, health and athletics. “We are very fortunate to have Coach Mayo here at Glen Cove High School and appreciate his efforts in making this program one of the best in the county.”
Taylah broke the team’s all-time scoring record with her 828th point vs. Floral Park High School back in December. 





Glen Cove High School Varsity Cheerleaders Place 2nd at Lynbrook High School Competition

January 18th 2014
On Saturday, January 18th both the JV and Varsity Cheerleading teams attended the Lynbrook Cheerleading Competition. Congratulations to both teams on their outstanding performances. This was by far the most impressive execution of the Varsity routine this year! In addition, the JV team was faced with a last minute obstacle and overcame it with flare by creating a new routine only minutes before they took the mat! Coach Banks is such an amazing addition to the Glen Cove Cheerleading program and showed great poise under pressure.
With such an impressive performance, the Varsity team finished 2nd in their division! Varsity senior, Alyssa Schipilitti, finished 3rd in the jump-off competition. This consisted of the best athletes from ALL teams attending that day possessing elite jump sequences; way to make us proud Alyssa! Two athletes were recognized for their dedication, Rosa Pangari and Dakota Herman. These girls come to all practices, competitions and games with positive attitudes, ready to contribute to their team's success.
The JV team finished 3rd in their division. Erin Moore, Stevens Martinez and Ariana Morrocu were recognized for their dedication to the team. These athletes lift the spirits of everyone on their team and are determined to make the squad improve every day!
Congratulations again to all competitors! Glen Cove Cheerleading pride!!!
Coaches Amy Serr and Jessica Banks



Taylah Hudson breaks Glen Cove High School Girls Basketball High School Record

All Time Leading Scorer: Taylah Hudson: 828 Points
(Photographed: Coach Greg Mayerhofer and Taylah Hudson/Junior)

Last night at Floral Park High School (December 17th, 2013), Taylah scored 16 points to become the all-time leading scorer in Glen Cove Girls' basketball with 828 points, breaking the record of Nicole Alexander (825 points).

Congratulations Taylah! You make Glen Cove High School Proud!


NYS AHPERD Nassau Zone

Outstanding Physical Education Award
Crest Hollow Country Club
Woodbury, NY
December 16th, 2013

Ryan and Alessandra are Seniors at Glen Cove High School and were selected by the Physical Education staff because they demonstrate character, sportsmanship, and overall understanding of physical fitness.

Congratulations Ryan Perkins and Alessandra Cappiello

(left to right):
Ryan Perkins, Kim Riso, and Alessandra Cappiello





Glen Cove High School Big Red Football Team Honored at the 48th Nassau County High School Football Coaches Association Gridiron Banquet

December 11, 2013
Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury NY

Coaches: Peter Kopecky, Steve Tripp, Tony Gallo, and Mark Pnini
All County: Rashawn White and Michael Burrell
All Conference: Ryan Perkins and Max Mc Crindle
Academic All Conference: Mike Burrell

Shown here with Section VIII Conference III Big Four Championship
Left to Right: Ryan Perkins, Rashawn White, and David Perkins

Glen Cove High School Places 1st in Mamaroneck Tiger Invitational
Saturday, December 8th
Congratulations to the Wrestling Team and Coaches Chris Mac Donald and Brian Monahan!
Champions by Weight Class:
126- Anthony Castro (Champion)
138- Joe Nicolich (Champion)
182- Sean Peet (Champion)
220- Gaetano Famigletti (Champion)

2013 Mamaroneck Tiger Invitational
Place        Team        Score
1.      Glen Cove        249.00
2.      Port Chester    194.50
3.      Mamaroneck    166.00


Congratulations to the Glen Cove Varsity Winter Track team as they demonstrated talent and hard work during the Nassau County Track Coaches Association Holiday Relays Meet at the Armory in New York City. Friday’s meet was far from mundane as many athletes experienced personal bests during a competitive winter track varsity meet.

Impressive first place finish as Grace Blinkoff, Kayla Monahan, Catherine Hatala, and Kayleen Mesa earned gold medals for the Class B Sophomore Girls 4X400 Relay Race, with a time of 5:01.

Seniors Tia Henderson and Kiana Watson added on to the team’s success, as Tia Henderson jumped 28’ 1” in the Triple Jump; moreover, Kiana Watson flew in the Girls 55m dash with a time of 7.1 seconds.

Sprinters Natasha Hargrove (8.1 seconds), Tia Henderson (8.5 seconds), Yenifer Molina (8.55 seconds), Jada Lewis (8.6 seconds), Aura Rivera (8.6 seconds), Elizabeth Alvarado (8.8 seconds), Anna Mateus (9.0 seconds), Patricia Abraham (10.2 seconds), and Ivanna Salvaco (10.8 seconds) also displayed great personal times in their individual races. Great Job!
The girls 4X200 Open Relay Race finished with a time under 2:10 seconds (2:08.7). Team included senior Kiana Watson, sophomore Natasha Hargrove, and freshmen Victoria Delgado and Yenifer Molina.

Great runs for the freshman (Blandi, Aura, Elizabeth, and Kathy Lopez) and sophomore (Patricia, Ivanna, Kayla, Anna) 4X200 Relay Teams; in addition, Thais De Lima ran her 800 in a time of 3:02.

The guys also demonstrated talent as Matt Rabanal, Raymond Salazar, Dante Castillo, and Chris Gueverra fought and held onto third place in their 4X400 heat. Andrew Banos, Michael Ronghi, Sam Israel, and Juan Archuleta displayed hard work as they ran a time of 5:35.3 in the Freshman/Sophomore 4X400 Relay Race.

Congratulations to Matt Majka as he earned his personal best in the 55m dash with a time of 8.6 seconds, demolishing his original goal of 9.0 seconds. Alizander Lizaso (7.5 seconds), Jesse Alvarado (8.6 seconds), and Michael Ronghi (9.2 seconds) also added to our team’s effort and hard work in the 55m dash.

Excellent work by Gabe Argueta, Blake Woods, Sam Israel, and Juan Archuleta as they battled and ran a 10:23.4 in the men’s 4X800 Relay Race. The grueling race demonstrated hard work and perseverance as each individual gave their full effort with every lap.

Great work by the Glen Cove Varsity Winter Track Team, awesome way to begin the season.


JV Cheer Places 3rd In Valley Stream North HS Competition

On Sunday December 8th, the Junior Varsity Cheerleading team attended the Valley Stream North High School Cheerleading Competition. They were in a tumbling division consisting of six teams: Floral Park, West Hempstead, Plainview/Old Bethpage, Sewanhaka, and Garden City. They placed third in their division and took home a trophy and medals for each member!

Congratulations to all of the cheerleaders and well done on all of your hard work! Their next competition is Saturday January 18th at Lynbrook High School


​Glen Cove High School Girls Soccer Dinner: Crest Hollow Country Club

Monday, December 2nd, 2014
Coach: Pete Falen
Senior Samantha DiPaola - Scholar Athlete Award
Senior Samantha Sullivan - All Class
Junior Sara Testa - All Conference


VARSITY CHEERLEADING Wins 1st Place at Mepham Fall Classic Competition

Coach: Amy Serr
On Sunday, November 17th, the Glen Cove Varsity Cheerleaders attended the Mepham Fall Classic Competition. This is the first year Mepham has held this competition, and they had a total of eleven teams in attendance. The teams were broken up into divisions: non-tumble, small, medium, large and super-large varsity. The Glen Cove Varsity Cheerleading Team took home the first place title in the non-tumble division; competing against New Hyde Park, Lynbrook and Westbury.
Congratulations to all of our cheerleaders and good luck at the Valley Stream Competition on Sunday, December 8th!

CONGRATULATIONS Glen Cove Football "Big Four Champions" Conference III



Glen Cove Fall 2013 Athletes Honored

The Glen Cove School District’s athletics department, booster club and varsity coaches once again came together to recognize distinguished members of the Glen Cove High School varsity squads during this year’s Fall Athletics Awards Ceremony. The evening was highlighted by the presentation of the coveted Superintendent’s Award, which recognizes one student-athlete every athletic season who demonstrates the highest level of scholarship, leadership and sportsmanship. This fall’s winner was senior varsity boys soccer player Angad Sodhi.

Additional nominees for the Superintendent’s Award were Michael Burrell (football), Samantha Dipaola (girls soccer), Gillian Farnan, (cross-country), Jackelyn Hayduk (volleyball) and Claudia Kolanovic (girls tennis).

Other awards presented included the Booster Club Award, which honors an athlete from each team whom the coaches feel possesses school spirit, is conscientious and is dedicated; and the Most Valuable Player Award, presented to the player in each sport voted by his or her teammates and coaches as being the most valuable performer to the team. Letters, pins and plaques were also awarded to students in recognition of their participation in a particular sport.

The girls varsity soccer team was recognized with the New York State Scholar-Athlete Team award for achieving a cumulative academic average of 90 or better. Also recognized was the football team, which advanced to the semifinals of the Nassau Football championships at Hofstra.

Alexis Cota
Andres Mejia
Ulises Guerra
Elias Argueta
Andrew Gerin
Noah Kolbert
Yosin Mejia
Leonidas Benitez
Delwin Hernandez
Herman Bonilla
Kevin Hernandez
Brian O’Connell
Raymond Salazar
Julio Lopez    
Jamie Mejia
Marbin Bonilla    

Angad Sodhi - SENIOR
Rudy Yanes  
Kevin Shannon  
Demitris Tzavaras - SENIOR
Anselmo Reyes - SENIOR
Joseph Nicolich - SENIOR
Dylan Silas
Betuel Oliva - SENIOR

Gabriel Vertiz Trigoso - SENIOR

M.V.P. – Gabriel Vertiz Trigoso
BOOSTER AWARD – Joseph Nicolich
ALL-CONFERENCE – Rudy Yanes & Dylan Silas

Ana Jaco- SENIOR
Jocelyn Guerra    
Catherine Hatala
Zulma Bonilla    
Nicole Bedell
Sienna Nicolich
Ester Zavala
Selena Guastella

Taylor Grella
Taylah Hudson    
Kristen Ingegno
Jenna DeCarlo - SENIOR
Jessica Schmitt - SENIOR

Caterina Ienopoli - SENIOR
Sara Testa
Samantha DiPaola - SENIOR
Samantha Sullivan - SENIOR
Emma Duchnowski - SENIOR
M.V.P. – Samantha Sullivan
BOOSTER – Samantha DiPaola  
ALL-CLASS – Samantha Sullivan

Robert Chiu – SENIOR
Christopher Guevarra
Joshua Marin
Daniel Baboolal
Mirian Campos
Kayleen Mesa
Samuel Israel
Thais Delima
William Casale

Juan Archuelta
Giovanni Diana
Harrison Israel
Michael Ronghi
Ryan VanAllen

Gillian Farnan - SENIOR
Randall Olivera  

Blake Lee Woods    
Grace Blinkoff   

M.V.P. – Blake Lee Woods & Grace Blinkoff
BOOSTER – Robert Chiu
ALL-DIVISION – Blake Lee Woods

Tristyn Hudson    
Elizabeth Kwiatek
Alexandra Casale
Hanna Ali
Roselle Cacio
Amanda Heavey
Diana Delgrosso
Elena D’Ambrosio

Claudia Kolanovic – SENIOR
Trinity Chow
Jennifer Armstrong  
Maxine Lizaso  – SENIOR
Maria Fakatselis – SENIOR
Elsie Goodman  – SENIOR
Shanaya Fribbley  – SENIOR
Lauren Rizzo

M.V.P. – Trinity Chow
BOOSTER AWARD – Maria Fakatsellis

Tajah Garner – SENIOR
Manny Sican
Joshua Figueroa – SENIOR
David Perkins
Edwin Narvaez
DJ Taylor
AJ Ronghi
Phil Grella
Jesse Flores
Dialo Brown  – SENIOR
Paul Cavese
Devin Shearer
Tim Hogan
Anthony Langone
Gaetano Famigletti    
Joe Reyes
Lawrence Wheeler
Amber Shaw (Manager) - SENIOR

Morgan Marshall - SENIOR
Sean Tan- SENIOR
Anthony Guttilla - SENIOR
Erik Washington - SENIOR
Sean Peet
Evan Pajuello – SENIOR    
Rashawn White - SENIOR
Max McCrindle - SENIOR
Josh Martin
Ryan Perkins – SENIOR
Graham Brooks - SENIOR
Coleman Ham – SENIOR
Chris Lent
Michael Burrell - SENIOR
William Neice - SENIOR
Alex Aguilar - SENIOR

BOOSTER – William Neice
COACH’S AWARD – Alex Aguilar
KAVA AWARD –   Ryan Perkins
ALL-COUNTY – Rashawn White & Michael Burrell
ALL-CONFERENCE –   Ryan Perkins & Max McCrindle

Dana Congero
Elizabeth Willson - SENIOR
Abbey Farnan
Natalie Tenke - SENIOR    
Sara Tenke
Sabrina Magrini    
Francesca Cimieri - SENIOR
Alexis Slaughter - SENIOR
Kendra Sawyer - SENIOR
Jackelyn Hayduk - SENIOR
Caitlin Brown
Magaret Baker - SENIOR

Victoria D’Onofrio - SENIOR
Abigail Olson - SENIOR

M.V.P.  – Abigail Olson   
Booster –Alexis Slaughter
ALL CONFERENCE – Abigail Olson

Big Red Gets Big Win: Advances in Playoffs

The Glen Cove High School varsity football Big Red avenged their Homecoming loss to Bethpage by beating them in the playoffs on their own turf, 28-7, to advance to the Nassau Conference III semifinals against Lawrence. The game will be played at Hofstra University’s Shuart Stadium on Saturday, November 16 at 10 a.m.

It was the duo of Perkins and Perkins (David and Ryan) that led the way for Glen Cove. Quarterback David Perkin’s 1-yard touchdown run late in the second quarter helped put the Big Red ahead 14-0. His score proved to be the game-winning touchdown, as Glen Cove never relinquished the lead. Running back Ryan Perkins also ran for 70 yards and a touchdown and Billy Neice and Alex Aguilar scored touchdowns on the ground as well. Alex, Josh Martin and Manny Sican also had interceptions for Glen Cove.

Congratulations to Coach Pete Kopecky, his staff and the entire team on the victory. Go Big Red!


Brady Ranked Near the Top on L.I.


Congratulations to Glen Cove girls basketball player Grace Brady who is currently ranked #6 on Long Island among the area’s player rankings for freshmen. Grace and her coaches look forward to a tremendous season. For more, log onto

Sophomore, 2013  Glen Cove HS Cross-Country News


On Saturday October 26th, The Glen Cove High School Big Red competed in the Class County Championships at Bethpage State Park. This meet was the measurement of this season’s training and a chance for some to advance to the County Championships. The Team did not disappoint and more than a few personal bests were scored. The following scored personal bests. Juniors Juan Archuelta, Chris Guevarra, Randall Olivera, and Giovanni Diana. Also scoring personal best performances were Sophomore Harrison Israel, Freshman Sam Israel, Michael Ronghi, and Ryan VanAllen.

The Big news of the day was that Three of our Harriers qualified by were they finished in the race to compete at this Saturday’s County Championships. They include Junior Blake Woods 30th place in his race, Sophomore Grace Blinkoff who finished 17th in her race and the surprise of the meet, Freshman Thais Delima in 26th place with a 30 second personal best performance. This will be the largest contingent of Glen Cove High School runners sent to compete in the County Championships in Four years. Congratulations to the Glen Cove Boys and Girls Cross Country teams. Come out and support them on them on Saturday November 2nd at Bethpage State Park. Good Luck Blake Woods, Grace Blinkoff and Thais Delima!

October 17, 2013  Glen Cove HS Cross-Country News


On Saturday October 12th , The Glen Cove Big Red Harriers traveled to Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx to compete in the largest High School meet in the nation. A total of 300 teams and some 9800 runners raced the famous “Vanny” course. The Boys and Girls Teams were led by Blake Woods and Grace Blinkoff who scored personal best performances. In the Freshman race, Ryan VanAllen and Michael Ronghi placed well in their first run and Van Cortlandt park. In our Fourth and Fifth League meets at Bethpage State Park, the Teams mixed it up with some of the tougher teams in the conference. Even though the Teams did not score any wins they set more personal bests on the course. The following scored personal bests, Seniors Gillian Farnan Robert Chiu, Juniors Blake Woods Chris Guevarra Randall Olivera Juan Archuleta, Sophomore Josh Marin, Freshman Thais Delima Sam Israel and Finley Middle Schooler Will Casale.  The Teams are now preparing for the upcoming Championship races that include the Frosh/Soph Champs on Monday October 21 and the Class County Champs on Saturday October 26 both at Bethpage State Park. Come out support the Teams as they as they compete with Nassau County’s best Cross Country runners.  Here are a few scenes of the Harriers late season activities.


Director Earns NIAAA Certification


The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) is pleased to announce that Denise Kiernan, Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics for the Glen Cove School District, has been recognized by this association as a Certified Athletic Administrator.

To earn this distinction, Ms. Kiernan has demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. The voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of the candidate's educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination.

Ms. Kiernan is one of an elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism. She has served as Glen Cove’s Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics since the fall of 2010.

“It’s been my pleasure to serve the students of Glen Cove and a joy to see so many of them pursue post-secondary education and participate in athletics at the collegiate level,” said Ms. Kiernan. “I am also proud that so many of them have remained focused on academics and achieved scholar-athlete status while others have assumed leadership roles through Athletes Helping Athletes and other valuable programs in the schools and around the community.”

The NIAAA is a national professional organization consisting of all 50 state athletic administrator associations and more than 7,600 individual members. It is dedicated to promoting the professional growth of high school athletic administrators and preserving the educational nature of interscholastic athletics and the place of these programs in the secondary school curriculum.

“As the Director of Certification, I am proud of those who take the initiative to grow in their field and strive to build effective and efficient programs. I am confident that they are committed to your students and education,” said Sheri Stice, CMAA Certification Program Director for NIAAA, in a letter written to the Glen Cove School District. “I join you in congratulating Denise for completing this national certification.”

October 7, 2013  Glen Cove HS Cross-Country News

The Glen Cove Big Red Harriers are in the thick of their league meet competition. After Three League meets the Girls stand tied for third in the League and the Boys are holding a 5th place spot. Outstanding performances in the Third League meet were scored by Junior Blake Woods in a new personal best at Bethpage State Park with a time of 18:51. Senior Robert Chiu followed Blake with a strong effort in 21:13 in a new personal best effort. The Teams continued their rigorous training at CW Post College on a challenging cross country course. This past weekend the Teams traveled to Suffolk County and competed in the St. Anthony’s Invitational on the challenging Sunken Meadow State Park Course that included two monstrous hills aptly named “Snake Hill” and “Cardiac Hill.” The Teams brought home three medals with fine performances by Blake Woods in 26th Place, Sophomore Grace Blinkoff in 25th place in her race, and the surprising Freshman Thais Delima who scored a 13th place in the Freshmen race. The season now is heating up and next up is our Fourth league meet on Tuesday the 8th at Bethpage State Park against Lawrence, Lynbrook and the Top Ranked North Shore Teams. Also on Saturday the 12th the Team will travel to New York City to compete against some of the best Teams in the nation in the prestigious Manhattan College Invitational. Here are a few scenes of the Harriers mid season activities.





2013  Glen Cove HS Cross-Country News


The Glen Cove Big Red Harriers Cross-Country squads have gotten off to a terrific start. The Harriers have welcomed 15 new members to the Boys and Girls Team with over half of them freshmen student athletes. The Boys and Girls team have been training rigorously on the roads and trails of Glen Cove.  We have completed new stretching routines, worked on our core exercises in the weight room as well as form drills on the fields of Glen Cove High School. Our “funday” Fridays, led by Senior Captain Gillian Farnan, are underway, as well. This past week the team tested their training in our first league meet at Bethpage State Park. The team competed in a quad meet against Manhasset, Valley Stream South and Division HS. The Boys and Girls team scored a 1-2 day. The Boys Team was led by Junior Blake Woods who performed a personal best for the 4k distance of 15:13. The Girls team was led by sophomore Grace Blinkoff with a respectable performance of 18:04 on the 4k course.

On Saturday September 21, 2013 the teams headed to Sunken Meadow State Park in Suffolk County for the Jim Smith Invitational. A large contingent of 50 schools attended to compete on an extremely challenging course. The Boys team again benefitted from an outstanding performance by Blake. The Girls were also led by Grace Blinkoff, who finished 24th in her sophomore class race. The team enjoyed a nice Saturday morning of races and a little team bonding to cap off our first week of competition. The season looks bright in the weeks ahead for Glen Cove Cross Country and we look forward to some fine performances. Next up is our second league meet on the Tuesday Sept. 24 against Bethpage and Great Neck North HS.



Big Red Defeats Hewlett in OT Thriller

The Glen Cove High School Big Red Football Team made history on Sunday with a 14-7 Overtime victory over Hewlett. Billy Neice ran the ball in from the 6 yard line and Max McCrindle added the extra point to give the Big Red the victory in the school’s first-ever overtime game.

The game, which was postponed on Thursday due to lightning, picked up with Hewlett on the Big Red 10 yard line looking for a score. But the Big Red defense rose to the occasion stopping the Bulldogs cold and forcing a missed field goal. All day long, the GC defense was able to rise to the occasion and stop the tricky Hewlett offense. Linebackers, McCrindle, Anthony Guttilla and Alex Aguillar teamed with defensive lineman Sean Peet, Diallo Brown, Coleman Ham and Rashawn White to pound the Hewlett ground game, while DB’s Paul Cavese, Erik Washington, Mike Burrell, Josh Martin and Josh Figueroa limited the Bulldog passing attack.

Hewlett would get on the board at the end of the first quarter and held a 7-0 lead into the second half. The Big Red was finally able to break through on a gutsy quick screen from QB David Perkins to WR Mike Burrell who took it 18 yards on a fourth and goal in the third quarter. McCrindle would add the extra point and the score was tied at 7.

Neither team could break through the rest of regulation, so the game went into overtime. On the first possession, after a GC penalty, Perkins hit Brown on first down getting the Big Red closer to the end zone.  Guttilla would carry the ball to the six and a first down, followed by Neice’s six yard touchdown run behind some great blocks by linemen Peet, Ham, White, DeJean Taylor, Gaetano Famigletti.

Hewlett’s possession was the Big Red defense’s finest hour. Unable to run around the right side or the left side, the Bulldogs took to the air. DB Martin had his man covered on third down, and when DB Burrell corralled the Hewlett receiver, the Big Red celebration was on!

The Big Red travels to Lawrence on Saturday to take on the defending Long Island Champion Lawrence Golden Tornadoes. Game time is 1:30pm.




GC’s Grella Ready to Defend His Post


Class of 2013 Glen Cove High School graduate Vincent Grella hopes to make his mark at Dominican College over the next four years. Vincent committed to the DII school in April and is presently attending on an athletic and academic scholarship. Sporting #25 for the Chargers, Vincent’s current position is defender and the team is off to a 2-2 start (1-0 in conference). Dominican College is located in Orangeburg, N.Y.




GCHS & Robbie Wagner Team to Renovate Tennis Courts

In an ongoing effort to maintain all facilities and grounds in the Glen Cove School District, administrators recently announced that tennis courts at Glen Cove High School have been successfully resurfaced. Director of Facilities Joseph Fiorino said that the school’s seven tennis courts had been in poor shape, with six-inch wide cracks in the pavement.  Mr. Fiorino estimated that the last time the courts were upgraded was 30 years ago. Robbie Wagner’s Tournament Training Center of Glen Cove partnered with the district to repair the tennis courts. The project commenced in 2011 and was completed this June. It included the installation of concrete bases with asphalt tops, and sand paint was used for all the courts. The project comes at no cost to the district. “They’ve had great success in Glen Cove with the tennis program, and they wanted to give back to the community,” Mr. Fiorino said of the Robbie Wagner center. GCHS has experienced success with its tennis program as well. The boys varsity team was crowned conference champions in spring 2012, and the girls varsity team was honored as conference champions in fall 2012. The courts are now open to residents of Glen Cove for use.




Knights Under the Lights Program Mentors Jr. League Players

As pro football training camps are in full swing throughout the country and interscholastic football programs prepare to open practice, Glen Cove High School (GCHS) hosted a free evening “Knights Under the Lights” football clinic for young aspiring players ranging from ages five through 12 on August 7. Held for the third straight year under the lights of GCHS’s football field, the clinic brings Glen Cove football coaches and players together with North Shore High School football coaches to teach youngsters who participate in the Glen Cove City Junior Football League some basic skills. Six different stations were organized to teach approximately 85 youngsters on hand proper passing, receiving, blocking, and tackling techniques, with agility drills also conducted.



Glen Cove Varsity Head Coach Pete Kopecky, Assistant Coaches Tony Gallo and Steve Tripp, JV Head Coach Frank Curatolo, Finely Middle School Head Coach Steve Kocienda and volunteer Finley Assistant Coach John Nagle all volunteered on behalf of the Glen Coach School District, along with GCHS Big Red Varsity players and North Shore Head Coach Dan Agovino and members of his staff.



GCHS’s Big Red varsity football is coming off their best season in 50 years in which they compiled an 8-2 record and an appearance in the Nassau County Football playoffs. Coach Kopecky and the team also won the Howie Vogts award as the most improved football team in Nassau County.



“It’s a win-win situation for everyone. The coaches are happy to donate their time and our players really enjoy working with the younger kids,” said Glen Cove School District Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Health Denise Kiernan. “The players enjoy serving as mentors to the little guys and girls, as many of them played in the Junior League themselves. They hone their leadership skills and the kids learn a lot. It’s a great night for everyone involved and we are happy to host it with help from our neighbors at North Shore.”



Peanuts, PeeWee, Midget, and Pony players all enjoyed a warm evening of fun and informative instruction on the GCHS field as they prepared for the upcoming season. For more information on the Glen Cove City Junior Football League, please refer to the league website at



The GCHS Big Red varsity football home schedule kicks off on Thursday, September 12 at 7pm vs. Hewlett.


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