Huntington boys' basketball tryouts will begin on Monday, November 14. (Darin Reed photo)

HHS Boys’ Basketball Try-outs Start on Monday, Nov. 14

Huntington boys' basketball tryouts will begin on Monday, November 14. (Darin Reed photo)

November 4 , 2022

The Huntington High School boys’ basketball program is entering a new era with first year varsity head coach Peter Lipka, veteran varsity assistant coach Kevin Thorbourne and new JV head coach Jake Torres taking the reins of the Blue Devils. Try-outs begin Monday, November 14 at 6 p.m. in the high school gym.

All Huntington High School boys are invited to try-out for the varsity and junior varsity teams. Tryouts will be held daily from 6-8 p.m. for at least three days or until the team is selected. Once rosters are finalized, practices will be held Monday through Friday from 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday at a time to be determined.

Any player in need of a physical exam should report to the nurse’s office as soon as possible and make an appointment to be screened by the school district medical doctor on Wednesday, November 9 at the high school.

Students trying out on November 14 should come prepared to play with shorts, t-shirt and sneakers. Every prospective player needs to submit a parent permission form.

Questions about the team or try-outs? Send a message to one of the coaches:

Varsity : Peter Lipka:; Assistant Varsity: Kevin Thorbourne:; Junior Varsity: Jake Torres:

Interested in playing boys’ basketball for the Blue Devils? You should sign-up in the nurse’s office. Every student needs to get re-qualified by the school nurse prior to each sport season. The nurse can only clear a student-athlete who has the following forms on file:

• Private Physical Exam Form (link below)

NYS Private Physical Examination Form for Athletes

• Interval Health History Form (link below)

Interval Health History for Sports Participation (English/Spanish)

All Blue Devil sports student-athletes are also required to submit a blue parent permission form to their coach no later than the first day of tryouts/practice.

The form can be found at this link:

Parent Consent Form for Athletes (English/Spanish)

Questions: Contact athletic director Jim Hoops at or call the athletic office at 631.673.2018.