The Huntington boys’ lacrosse team scored five unanswered goals in the first period and went on to defeat Commack on its home field, 8-3.
The Blue Devils found the back of the cage five times in the opening 12 minutes and took a 6-1 lead into halftime. Commack rallied for a pair of third period goals to cut its deficit to 6-3, but Huntington returned fire by scoring the game’s final two goals to claim victory.
Liam Hassett scored three times and Robbie Smith added two goals to lead the Blue Devils. Billy Burton and Jack Krisch also tallied goals in the game. Jordan McCoy scored a goal and added three assists. Pat Durand had two assists. Aedan McDonald stopped 10 shots in goal.
Johnathan Smith Leads Blue Devil Track
The Huntington boys’ track and field team won its fifth consecutive league dual meet without a loss, topping host Smithtown East, 91-50.
Johnathan Smith won the long jump and 400m hurdles. The senior is undefeated in both events in league competition. Justin Stevens captured the 110m hurdles and was second in the 400m hurdles. Eric Sands won the shot put. The 4x100m relay was also impressive for the Blue Devils, going wire to wire in first place.
H-ton Girls’ Lax Gives Middle Country a Battle
Abby Maichin scored two goals and assisted on four others, but the Huntington girls’ lacrosse team fell to host Middle Country, 10-6.
Maichin played a great game, having a hand in all six Blue Devil goals. Huntington trailed at halftime, 5-3 and never stopped playing hard the rest of the way.
Charlotte Maggio scored twice for the Blue Devils. Jordan Forte and Paige Lennon also notched goals. Alyssa Sorensen added an assist.
Huntington goalie Maya Santa-Maria was brilliant in the cage, recording 14 saves in a college worthy performance.
Kyle Colleluori Hurls a Gem
Kyle Colleluori pitched a gem of a game for the Huntington varsity baseball team. The sophomore went 5.2 innings, surrendering just four hits, walking no one and striking out 13 batters. He also went 2-for-5 at the plate. Chris Segreti came on in relief to record the final four outs as the Blue Devils topped Bellport, 10-0.
Colleluori was magnificent in the 105 pitch outing. Segreti went 2-for-4 at the plate with three runs scored, a pair of runs batted in and a walk. Palmer O’Beirne drove in a pair of runs. Eight of Huntington’s nine starters banged out at least one hit.
Huntington scored two runs in the first inning, two in the fourth and five in the fifth to blow the game wide open.
Burton & Durand Notch Seven Points Each
Billy Burton scored four goals to pace the Huntington boys’ lacrosse team to a 19-7 victory over South Fork (a combined set of East End teams).
The Blue Devils led 5-0 after the first period and 10-1 at halftime. Burton tallied seven points in all, adding three assists to his four goal performance. Robbie Smith had three goals. Pat Durand scored twice and had five assists. Jordan McCoy also scored twice and assisted on three other goals.
Huntington’s offense included a pair of goals by Jon Koumas as well as goals by Torin Bograd, Sam Kimmelman, Ethan McGuinness, Jack Krisch, Johnny Tucker and Luke Luckow, who also had an assist. Blue Devil goalies Aedan McDonald (seven) and Alex Fascilla (two) combined to stop nine shots in goal.
Palmer O’Beirne Enjoys Big Afternoon
Palmer O’Beirne enjoyed a huge afternoon as the Huntington baseball team topped visiting Bellport in extra innings, 5-4.
Aidan Bender hurled six great innings for the Blue Devils, giving up six hits, walking two and striking out three while yielding just one earned run. O’Beirne tossed the final three innings, fanning four, surrendering just one hit and walking no one.
With the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, O’Beirne drew a walk to force in the winning run, which also made him the winning pitcher.
Bender and Chris Segreti both banged out doubles. Kyle Colleluori, Justin Italiano, Segreti and O’Beirne all drove in runs. Italiano scored twice. Huntington stole five bases.
Alumni Boys’ Soccer Game on June 8
The Huntington High School boys’ soccer team will holds its annual alumni game on Saturday, June 8 at 9 a.m. at Blue Devil Stadium. All former players are invited to participate. Donations of $10 per player will be welcomed. Interested in playing? Contact head coach John Pagano at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Devil Relays Impressive at St. Anthony’s Invitational
Huntington High School’s boys’ track 4x400m relay was mighty impressive at last Saturday’s St. Anthony’s Invitational, knocking off highly regarded Newburgh and Brentwood.
The Blue Devil relay consisting of Isaiah James, Anthony Joseph, Justin Stevens and Johnathan Smith clocked a New York No. 1 time of 3:19.13.
In other action, Huntington won gold, silver and bronze medals in the freshman and sophomore relays at the invitational.
The freshman 4x100m relay won first place. The relay consisted of seventh graders Jahmar Francis and Roberto Rodriguez and freshmen Bryce Robinson and Josiah Melendez.
The freshman 4x800m relay consisting of eighth grader Sam James and freshman James Kretschmer, Harrison Levison, and Jonathan Latrice captured bronze medals after finishing third.
The freshman 4x400m relay consisting of eighth grader Sam James, seventh grader Roberto Rodriguez and freshmen Bryce Robinson and Josiah Melendez placed second.
Huntington’s sophomore 4x100m relay consisting of Isaiah James, CJ Kiviat, Chad Rowe and Anthony Joseph turned in a record breaking time of 43.2 seconds en route to a gold medal performance.
The sophomore 4x400m relay consisting of Rowe, Isaiah James, Joseph, and seventh grader Francis finished just shy of the meet record of 3:28.1. The four-special Blue Devils crossed the line in 3:28.8 to claim a gold medal.
The sophomore 4x800m relay consisting of Aidan Heller, Andrew McKenzie, Carlos Martinez and Andreas Seferian finished in fifth place.
Alum Named All-Ivy Honorable Mention
Huntington Class of 2016 member Emma DeGennaro was named All-Ivy League honorable mention after turning in a great season with the Brown University women’s lacrosse team.
DeGennaro tallied 36 goals and seven assists for 43 points, which once second on Brown’s teams. The former Blue Devil great scored five goals in each of the last two games of the season against Harvard and Columbia, respectively. Her 2.40 goals per game average ranked her No. 9 in the Ivy League among all players.
In 45 games over the past three years, DeGennaro has notched 84 goals and 28 assists. She has scored nine game-winning goals for Brown University.
Blue Devils to Play in National Lax Tournament
Huntington High School juniors Abby Maichin and Megan Agrillo will play on the LI Metro 1 team in the “school girls” division of the US Lacrosse’s women’s national tournament in Baltimore, Maryland later this month.
The tournament will feature 60 teams from across the country. Players in grades 9-11 tryout for regional teams to qualify for participation.