A Tradition of Excellence
Spring Season Athletics Headlines
Youth Baseball Clinic Starts New Era for Blue Devils
The John Romano Era of the Huntington High School baseball program kicked off last summer and the Southdown Primary School physical education teacher was approved as the Blue Devil varsity coach. Intramural workouts were have been held ever since. A winter clinic brought district youngsters as young as second grade into the gym to work with coaches and high school players.
Pre-Season Boys’ Tennis Intramurals at Huntington
A pre-season boys’ tennis intramural program is available at Huntington High School. Participants do not need to have played on either the Finley, JV or varsity teams last year. Newcomers are welcome. Meet on the tennis courts on Monday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 p.m. The program will run through Thursday, March 7.
HHS Girls’ Lacrosse Intramural Program Announced
The Huntington High School girls’ lacrosse program will hold after school intramurals on Thursday afternoons from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on the new turf field through March 7.
Blue Devils Girls’ Lax Seeks Equipment Donations
The Huntington High School girls’ lacrosse program is asking community members with new or used sticks, cleats, goggles, pinnies and any other gear to consider donating it for use by new players on the varsity and JV teams.
H-ton Boys’ & Girls’ Badminton Set to Return
Huntington High School’s new varsity boys’ and girls’ badminton teams are set to return for their second season this March.
Register Now for Blue Devil Winter Baseball Clinic
The Blue Devil baseball program will be holding an indoor clinic on six Sundays in the high school gym this winter. All Huntington students currently enrolled in grades 2-8 are invited to consider participating.
Blue Devil Girls’ Golf Makes Plans for Spring Season
Huntington High School’s second year girls’ golf team is getting organized for the spring season. The program is expecting more than two dozen girls to participate.
Blue Devil Philosophy, Priorities & Core Values
The Blue Devil athletic program is in full swing at Huntington High School and J. Taylor Finley Middle School. In the 2023/24 school year, Huntington UFSD will offer students an athletic program that includes 34 varsity level teams; 15 JV teams and 24 middle school teams for a total of 73 Blue Devil athletic teams.
Blue Devils Livestream Many Athletic Events
Blue Devil sports fans will be able to watch livestreams of many athletic events during the fall, winter and spring seasons. Huntington UFSD has installed three Hudl cameras to record games in the Huntington High School and J. Taylor Finley Middle School gyms and atop the press box at Blue Devil Stadium.
Spring Season Athletics Information
- HHS 2023-24 Sports - Impact Concussion Test
- Huntington High School - Athletic Program Packet for 2023-24 (English/Spanish)
- NYS Private Physical Examination Form for Athletes
- Parent Consent Form for Athletes (English/Spanish)
- Interval Health History for Sports Participation (English/Spanish)
- Huntington UFSD Athletic Program Important Dates 2023-24
- Letter to Parents on Dominic Murray Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act 2023-24
- NCAA Eligibility Center Transcript Release Form
- SCSSA Plan for COVID-19 Testing of Athletes in Suffolk County - Google Docs
- Updated Athlete Transportation Release Form
- Huntington HS Transcript Release to Athletic Coaches Form
- NYSED Guidelines for Concussion Management in Schools - July 2022
- NYSPHYSAA Concussion Checklist
- Concussion Management Protocol for Student Athletes (English and Spanish)
- NCAA Guide for the College Bound Student Athlete 2023-24
- Concussions - The Invisible Injury - NYPHSAA Fact Sheet for Students and Parents (English/Spanish)
- Blue Devil Athletics Mission, Philosophy, Objectives & Core Values
- Section XI Boys Lacrosse Packet 2023
- New Rules for Softball 2023
- Section XI High School & Middle School Sports Scheduling Guidelines 2023-24
- Athletic Program Offerings 2023-24 Huntington UFSD Athletic Program 2023-24
- Huntington UFSD Athletic Program History & Overview
- NYSPHSAA Handbook
- NCAA Guide for the College Bound Student Athlete 2022-23
- Core Course GPA Athletic Recruiting QR Code Flyer
- Core Course GPA Letter to Student-Athletes & Parents
- Core Course GPA Memorandum of Understanding
- Core Course GPA Text Message Service Sign-Up
- Core Course GPA One Minute Recruiting Webinars
- NCAA Core Course GPA vs Cumulative GPA
- What are the NCAA D1 Initial-Eligibility Requirements?
- What are the NCAA D2 Initial-Eligibility Requirements?
- The Full Ride Scholarship Myth
- Scholarship Facts
- When Should I Start to Prepare for NCAA Initial-Eligibility
- Shouldn't my Counselor Track my NCAA Eligibility Status?
- What is the NCAA Eligibility Center?
- The National Letter of Intent
- Golden Rule of Social Media
- 3 Rules of Being a Parent of a Student-Athlete
- Are Recruiting Services Necessary?
- CoreCourseGPA.com Text Messaging
- Does the NCAA Accept Online Classes?
- Impact of COVID-19 on Classes 2021-23
- What is the NAIA Eligibility Center?
About the Spring Season Athletics Program
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.
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.
Spring Season Athletics Leadership
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.
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.
Spring Season Athletic Teams
Spring Sports Season Athletics
Varsity and JV Program offerings
Baseball Team info coming soon!
Boys' Lacrosse Team info coming soon!
Girls' Lacrosse Team info coming soon!
Golf Team info coming soon!
Boys' Tennis Team info coming soon!
Boys' Track Team info coming soon!
Girls' Track Team info coming soon!
Head Varsity Coach: Alex Nelson
Unified Basketball Team info coming soon!
Spring Season Athletics Videos and Galleries
Huntington Blue Devil Senior Athletic Awards Slideshow Film 2023
Video montage of Senior Moments throughout the 2022-23 school year. Credits: Darin Reed
Spring Sport Events and Slideshows
Games and Memorable Blue Devil Moments
Spring Season Athletics Honors
Challenging Academic Courses
Interscholastic Athletic Teams
Colleges and Universities accepting 2020 HHS Graduates