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Fall Season Athletics Headlines

 Huntington's junior varsity football team compiled a 6-2 record. (Photo by Darin Reed)
February 29, 2024

H-ton JV Football Players Presented Awards

Five outstanding players who each played key roles in helping the Huntington junior varsity football team compile a 6-2 record last fall were recognized with special awards at the Blue Devil football program’s annual dinner in the high school cafeteria.

 Joe Lucey Coaches Award recipient Joseph Zink with Huntington head coach Ronald Wilson
February 28, 2024

Joey Zink Captures Joe Lucey Coaches Award

A revised course proposal for SIFE (Students with Interrupted Formal Instruction) Math Fundamentals at Huntington High School has been approved by the Huntington School Board. Annual enrollment in the full year course is expected to total about 20 ninth graders in the 2024/25 school year.

 Outstanding Defensive Back Award recipient Thomas Kline with assistant coach Dareus Smith
February 27, 2024

Thomas Kline Garners Outstanding Defensive Back Award

Hard-hitting Thomas Kline was presented with this year’s Outstanding Defensive Back Award at the Blue Devil football team’s annual dinner in the Huntington High School cafeteria.

 Head coach Ron Wilson with T. Christopher Pettit Scholar Athlete Award recipient Thomas Smith
February 13, 2024

Junior Thomas Smith Captures Dual Football Awards

Thomas Smith captured dual awards at the Huntington High School football team’s annual awards dinner that drew a crowd of 250 to the cafeteria. The Blue Devil junior was the recipients of the Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award along with the T. Christopher Pettit Scholar Athlete Award presented to the player with the highest academic average.

 Football intramurals are underway at Huntington High School.
February 12, 2024

Timmy McDonald Captures Outstanding Linebacker Award

Timmy McDonald has been called a throwback player since seventh grade. He’s a Huntington High School junior now, but the teenager remains singularly focused on winning and contributing to the team in any way he can, not for personal statistics or to acquire stardom, but to give the Blue Devils whatever edge he can against an opponent.

 Football intramurals are underway at Huntington High School.
January 31, 2024

Blue Devil Football Intramurals Begin

The Huntington High School football program is beginning preparations for its 101st season. Students currently enrolled in grades 9-12 are invited to participate in an intramural program.

 Huntington Class of 1956 member Pete Sansiviero with senior lineman Carmine Carusone
January 29, 2024

Carmine Carusone Captures Pete Sansiviero Lineman Award

Peter Sansiviero is Huntington through and through. He graduated from high school here, taught physical education at J. Taylor Finley Middle School for 34 years and coached in the Blue Devil football program for 18 seasons.

 The Huntington football teams Most Valuable Player Award recipient Jahmar Francis.
January 25, 2024

Huntington Football Celebrates 100th Season at Dinner

The Huntington football program celebrated its 100th season at a dinner for players and parents in the high school cafeteria on Wednesday night. Dozens of awards were presented to the top performers on the varsity, junior varsity and middle school teams during the three hour affair.

 The Huntington JV vastly outscored its eight opponents. (Darin Reed photo)
January 4, 2024

Huntington JV Football Compiles 6-2 Record

The Huntington High School junior varsity football team came together nicely, compiling a 6-2 mark this past fall as players settled into their roles and won their final five games.

 The Huntington varsity girls' volleyball team reached the Suffolk playoffs.
January 20, 2024

Blue Devil Girls’ Volleyball Plans Future

Coming off its best season in a long time, the Huntington High School girls’ volleyball program is planning for next year and beyond. The Blue Devils compiled a 12-7 record and reached the Suffolk playoffs and head coach Todd Donaghy wants to keep the good times rolling. It will take work.

All-State Blue Devil volleyball player Kate Barba (No. 9). (Darin Reed photo.)
December 20, 2023

Blue Devils Win Fall Athletic Honors

Huntington High School athletes won dozens of post-season honors during the fall. The Blue Devils captured awards in girls’ tennis, boys’ and girls’ soccer, girls’ volleyball, girls’ cross country, football, field hockey, gymnastics, boys’ golf and girls’ swimming.

 Junior Charlotte Curtin has the ball for Huntington. (Darin Reed photo.)
December 15, 2023

Blue Devils Capture Post-Season Field Hockey Awards

The Huntington varsity field hockey team closed out a rebuilding season with five players winning awards, including junior Charlotte Curtin and seniors Brooke Parks, Ella O’Heir, Olivia Polinsky and Jordana Paniccia.

 Huntington senior Kate Barba was named All-State in volleyball. (Darin Reed photo)
December 13, 2023

H-ton Volleyball Star Kate Barba Named All-State

Kate Barba’s inspired play helped propel the Huntington varsity girls’ volleyball team to its best season in a long time this fall. The Blue Devils won 12 matches and reached the Suffolk playoffs. The

 Bryan Lizama weaves through the defense for Huntington. (Darin Reed photo.)
December 8, 2023

Bryan Lizama Named to All-State Soccer Team

Huntington senior Bryan Lizama has been named to the All-State soccer team. The teenager plans to continue his playing career at SUNY New Paltz.

 David Dax on the move for the Blue Devil football team. (Darin Reed photo)
December 8, 2023

David Dax Captures Suffolk Division II 12th Man Award

Huntington senior David Dax claimed the Suffolk Division II 12th Man Award at this week’s county football coaches association annual dinner at the Hyatt Regency in Hauppauge.

 The Huntington golf team is plotting its future. (Darin Reed and Rachel Learned photo.)
December 7, 2023

Huntington Boys’ Golf Plans for Future Success

The Huntington varsity boys’ golf team will be graduating three seniors off the 2023 roster, but the Blue Devils will return its best golfer along with many other talented athletes and be a formidable force in Suffolk next fall.

 The Blue Devils saw 115 fall athletes claim New York State Scholar Athlete Award honors
December 5, 2023

Blue Devil Fall Athletes Garner State Scholar Honors

Ten fall season varsity athletic teams at Huntington High School have earned coveted New York State Public High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete Awards based on the grade point averages of respective team members.

 Huntington girls' cross country team is a great group of competitive teenagers. (Darin Reed photo)
December 5, 2023

Huntington Girls’ Cross Country Regroups for 2024

The rejuvenated Huntington High School varsity girls’ country team is regrouping for the fall 2024 season when the Blue Devils will return nine veteran runners and welcome some new members coming up from the J. Taylor Finley Middle School program.

 Blue Devil goalie Reese Rinaldi in action for Huntington. (Darin Reed photo)
November 27, 2023

Reese Rinaldi Captures Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Award

Reese Rinaldi led all Suffolk girls’ soccer goalkeepers with 186 saves this fall. The Huntington High School senior was rewarded by being named to the All-Division. The teenager was also surprised win a coaches association scholar-athlete scholarship for an essay she wrote about how playing soccer has enriched her overall life and provided lessons that will help carry her far into the future.

 Blue Devil girls track team members with some of the collected food items.
November 21, 2023

Blue Devil Girls’ Track Gives Back to Community

They are among the most talented and competitive athletes in the Blue Devil fold, but the Huntington High School girls’ varsity winter track and field team took a timeout from their training to engage in community service and meet the needs of some of Long Island’s hungry.

 Christian St. John sprints to the end zone at West Islip. (Darin Reed photo.)
November 20, 2023

Blue Devil Football Starts Planning for Huntington 101

Ron Wilson and his assistants have started planning for Huntington 101; the Blue Devils’ 101st varsity football season. With the review of the 2023 campaign complete, attention has turned to 2024.

 The Huntington JV boys' soccer team compiled a record of 15-1.
November 20, 2023

H-ton JV Boys’ Soccer Notches 15-1 Record

Huntington’s junior varsity boys’ soccer team enjoyed an incredible season, finishing 15-1. The Blue Devils were captained by Hamilton Giron, Robbie Campbell, Justin Soto and Edgar Vidal-Villalba and coached by Jose Alfaro.

 Huntington 2023 varsity girls' gymnasts. (Darin Reed photo.)
November 17, 2023

Huntington Girls’ Gymnasts Excel

Huntington High School’s five girls’ gymnasts excelled on the Blue Devils combination team with host Harborfields. Eighth grader Grace Bartasi and junior Valerie Ferreira reached the Section XI individual championships.

 Huntington JV girls' soccer coach Maria Canino and her players.
November 17, 2023

Blue Devil JV Girls’ Soccer Plays Hard on the Road

Despite the lack of a home field for games for most of the season, the Huntington High School junior varsity girls’ soccer team still kept its spirits high and played hard to the final whistle of every contest.

 All-Division goalkeeper Reese Rinaldi. (Darin Reed and Rachel Learned photo)
November 16, 2023

Reese Rinaldi Leads Blue Devil Girls’ Soccer

Huntington’s varsity girls’ soccer team never gave up, even when outmatched or down several goals. The Blue Devils gave it their all.

 The 2023 Huntington High School varsity girls' cross country team. (Darin Reed photo.)
November 13, 2023

Blue Devils Run to Success as Coach Returns

Coach Elizabeth Andersen returned from a child care leave of absence to lead the Huntington High School girls’ cross country team to the Section XI state qualifier and a string of personal best performances by runners on the very young team.

 Nine Blue Devil fall teams garnered Section XI Sportsmanship Awards
November 13, 2023

Blue Devils Capture Fall Sportsmanship Awards

Nine separate fall season teams at Huntington High School and J. Taylor Finley Middle School have captured Section XI Sportsmanship Awards as voted by competing coaches.

 The full super team with swimmers from Huntington, Walt Whitman, Harborfields and John Glenn. (Darin Reed photo)
November 8, 2023

Young Swimmers Lead Blue Devils in Pool

Christopher Helmke and Meg McConnell knew this would be rebuilding year considering the Huntington High School girls’ swimming and diving team’s roster consisted of two seventh graders, five freshmen and one sophomore. And that’s exactly what it turned out to be, albeit with some pleasant surprises.

 The Blue Devil boys' cross country team is building for future success. (Darin Reed photo)
November 8, 2023

Huntington Boys’ Cross Country Looks Ahead

A young Huntington High School varsity boys’ cross country team hit a few bumps in the race path this fall, but the Blue Devils are hopeful that next year will see a sharp swing in fortunes.

 Captain Edwin Marroquin played a key role on the team. (Darin Reed photo)
November 7, 2023

Blue Devil Soccer Gives Fans Season to Remember

Lizama. Gutierrez. Contreras. Salgado. Marroquin. Hayden. These are some of the names that will be etched in Blue Devil history after propelling the Huntington boys’ soccer team to 15 wins and a trip to the Suffolk County Class AA finals. These teenagers gave fans a season to remember.

 The Huntington High School golf team has advanced to the Suffolk Final Four. (Darin Reed photo)
November 6, 2023

Blue Devil Boys’ Golf in Suffolk Final Four Today

The league champion Huntington boys’ golf team will play in the Suffolk Final Four on Monday morning. The third seeded Blue Devils will tee off against No. 7 Northport at 8 a.m. at Spring Lake Country Club in Middle Island. The winner will play for the county championship in the afternoon against the winner of No. 1 Riverhead vs. No. 4 Ward Melville.

 Huntington's JV field hockey team played its heart out. (Darin Reed photo.)
November 2, 2023

H-ton JV Field Hockey Team Holds Heads High

The Huntington junior varsity field hockey team was a great group of players who faced a mountain of challenges, but kept their heads held high and earned the respect of the Blue Devil athletic program.


Fall Season Athletics Information

About the Fall Season Athletics Program

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A Longstanding Tradition of Excellence

Through the years, the Huntington interscholastic athletics program has played an important role in the lives of students and community members. An integral part of the Department of Physical Education, organized athletics in the Huntington School District date back more than one hundred years. Since the inception of sports teams here, Blue Devil competitors have won every possible honor bestowed on high school athletes.

Life Lessons and Opportunities to Participate

Students who choose to participate will learn lessons in the value of hard work, teamwork, personal sacrifice and commitment, time management, respect for authority and rules, as well as how to lead and follow. A myriad of sports are offered during fall, winter and spring seasons. Students can choose to compete on one team each season. Parents of athletes, alumni, and community members who want to support and become involved in the athletic program have an opportunity to join the Huntington Booster Club. This organization sponsors many activities and promotes and enhances the operation of the athletic program.

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Communication made Easy

Schedules for all teams and directions to away contests are available from the athletic office or by logging onto the Section XI website at www.sectionxi.org.

Coaches are also available to discuss any aspect of their specific program with prospective athletes and/or parents. For further information, including tryout dates and sports offered by season, please call the athletic office at 631-673-2018.

Fall Season Athletics Leadership

Jim Hoops

James M. Hoops

District Director for Athletics, Health and Physical Education

James M. Hoops assumed the position of district director of health, physical education and athletics on July 1, 2021. He previously served for three years as coordinator of physical education, athletics and special projects. He has worked full-time in the district since April 1984 and has been a physical education teacher since September 1990. He is also certified as a social studies teacher.

A graduate of John H. Glenn High School, Mr. Hoops obtained undergraduate and graduate degrees at Stony Brook University, through which he also obtained his school administrator certification. He has coached wrestling on the high school level and boys’ and girls’ tennis and girls’ soccer on both the middle school and high school levels. He has also coached middle school boys’ and girls’ soccer and baseball.

While serving as assistant coach to iconic Hall of Fame head coach Lou Giani, the Blue Devil wrestling team won several Suffolk and state team championships along with 17 individual county and eight state champions.

Mr. Hoops has also served as the district’s public information coordinator since July 2001. He maintains Huntington UFSD’s website content and also prepares items for the district’s various social media platforms.

Mike Marinello

Michael Marinello

District Coordinator for Physical Education, Athletics and Driver's Education

Michael Marinello has been the district’s coordinator of physical education, athletics and driver education since July 1, 2021. He has been a Huntington physical education teacher since September 1995. He earlier taught at Western Suffolk BOCES for five years.

A graduate of Sachem High School, Mr. Marinello earned an undergraduate degree at Springfield College in physical education and a master’s degree at Stony Brook University in liberal studies with a concentration in health science. He has coached high school golf, high school and middle school wrestling, JV tennis and middle school baseball and boys’ track and field.

Currently the head coach of the Huntington High School varsity golf team, Mr. Marinello is also an assistant varsity wrestling coach. He has been a well-known and well-liked faculty member and athletic coach who also lives in the community and has sent his own children through Huntington High School.

Mr. Marinello is a CPR and First Aid trainer. He has also been a volunteer emergency medical technician. He has taught driver education for many years and he leads the district’s program.

Fall Season Athletic Teams

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Fall 2023 Sport Offerings

Dates

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August 21: First day of Trouts
Teams

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Contacts

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Policies

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Boys' Varsity Coach: John Romano

Girls' Varsity Coach: Elizabeth Andersen

Head Varsity Coach: Kathleen Wright

Asst. Varsity Coach: Allison Conlon

Junior Varsity Coach: Hildi Stanford

Huntington Varsity Field Hockey Roster 2023

Head Varsity Coach: Mike Marinello

Junior Varsity Coach: James Graber

Head Varsity Coach: Jackie Lazzarini

Head Varsity Coach: John Pagano

Asst. Varsity Coach: Jason Suarez

Junior Varsity Coach: Jose Alfaro

Huntington Varsity Boys' Soccer Roster 2023

Head Varsity Coach: John Walsh

Asst. Varsity Coach: Vincent Tannazzo

Junior Varsity Coach: Maria Canino

Huntington Varsity Girls' Soccer Roster 2023

Head Varsity Coach: Jamie Fishlow

Junior Varsity Coach: Eric Mininni

Head Varsity Coach: Todd Donaghy

Junior Varsity Coach: Lauren Blackburn

Fall Season Athletics Videos and Galleries

HHS National Honor Society Induction Ceremony 2021

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HHS National Honor Society Induction Ceremony 2021

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Fall Galleries and Slideshows

2023 Games and Events

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Varsity Boys' Soccer Championship Game

November 2 2023

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Varsity Boys' Soccer Championship Game

November 2 2023

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Varsity Golf vs Commack

November 6 2023

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Varsity Football vs Hills East

November 3 2023

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JV Football Team

October 26 2023

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Boys' Soccer Playoffs

October 26 2023

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Boys' Soccer Playoffs

October 26 2023

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Cross County at Sunken Meadow

October 23 2023

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Girls' Tennis Media Day

October 23 2023

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Girls' Tennis Media Day

October 23 2023

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Boys' Soccer Media Day

October 13 2023

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Girls' Volleyball Media Day

October 13 2023

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Varsity Girls' Volleyball vs HHHE

October 11 2023

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Varsity Girls' Soccer vs Deer Park

October 5 2023

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Varsity Boys' Soccer Senior Day

October 13 2023

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Varsity Field Hockey Senior Day

October 11 2023

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Varsity Girls' Gymnastics

October 2 2023

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Varsity Girls' Gymnastics

October 2 2023

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Varsity Girls' Tennis

October 2 2023

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Varsity Football v. Smithtown East

September 30 2023

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Varsity Cross Country Media Day

September 28 2023

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Varsity Field Hockey Media Day

September 26 2023

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Varsity Field Hockey Media Day

September 26 2023

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Varsity Football vs West Babylon

September 14 2023

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JV Girls' Volleyball vs Smithtown East

September 11 2023

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Varsity Girls' Volleyball vs Smithtown East

September 11 2023

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Varsity Football vs West Islip

September 8 2023

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JV Football vs West Islip

September 8 2023

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Girls' Varsity Soccer Media Day

September 2 2023

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Girls' Varsity Soccer Media Day

September 2 2023

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Boys' Varsity Soccer

September 2 2023

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HHS Football Media Day 2023

August 30 2023

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Fall Season Athletics Honors

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Challenging Academic Courses

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Academic Departments

30+

Interscholastic Athletic Teams

90+

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