A Tradition of Excellence
Spring Season Athletics Headlines
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.
Anthony Annunziata Captures Loughlin Founders Award
Anthony Annunziata is headed to Yale University to study business and play on the NCAA Division I lacrosse team there. The Huntington High School Class of 2023 member is this year’s recipient of the Donald A. Loughlin Founder’s Award.
Huntington Girls’ Badminton Sets Stage for Success
Huntington High School’s first ever varsity girls’ badminton team set the stage for what Blue Devil head coach Alex Nelson believes will be a successful future for the program.
Blue Devil Girls’ Golf Surprises Opponents
Catching opponents by surprise was something the Huntington High School varsity girls’ golf team did many times over during the Blue Devils’ inaugural season on the links.
Enzo Pupillo Captures Peter Steen Memorial Scholarship
Enzo Pupillo is this year’s recipient of the Peter Steen Memorial Scholarship Award. The Huntington High School Class of 2023 member plans to attend Binghamton University and study business in the fall.
Blue Devil Girls’ Track Claims Honors
The Huntington varsity spring girls’ track and field team turned in a successful season with 10 Blue Devils claiming post-season honors.
Blue Devil Flag Football Reflects on Season
The first ever Blue Devil varsity girls’ flag football team played its heart out and successfully launched the sport at Huntington High School this past spring.
Kender Edouazin Wins Nassau Police Scholarship
Kender Edouazin is a soft-spoken young man who likes to fly under the radar, but when the Huntington High School Class of 2023 member lines up for a race, he’s a fierce competitor.
Annunziata & Carrello Pace Blue Devil Boys’ Lacrosse
Seniors Anthony Annunziata and Aidan Carrello paced the Huntington varsity boys’ lacrosse team to an 11-5 record this past spring. The duo led a parade of Blue Devil post-season honorees.
Gianna Forte Claims William Class Scholarship
Bill Class came to Huntington in 1929 and over the next 34 years established a standard of excellence that continues to this day in the Blue Devil athletic program. He retired nearly 60 years ago and passed away in August 1984, but he will always be remembered in the community for his work at Huntington High School.
Laurel Bonn Wins HFD Frank Carino Award
Former Huntington Fire Department Chief Neil Getter presented the Frank Carino Award for Athletics to Class of 2023 member Laurel Bonn, one of the top high school field hockey and lacrosse players in the country. The award carries with it a $500 stipend.
Empire Automotive Group Scholar Athletes Honored
Huntington seniors Hope Bilkey and Nikolai Seferian were named the 2023 Empire Automotive Group Scholar Athlete Award recipients. The talented pair was honored at the 55th annual Blue Devil senior athletic awards ceremony in the high school auditorium
Montefusco & Armstrong Capture Courtney O’Bryan Scholarships
Courtney O’Bryan was a delightful young woman. Smart, enthusiastic, loyal and a kind and considerate friend to so many, she was loved by everyone that knew her. The 2011 Huntington High School graduate will never be forgotten at her alma mater, where her magnetic smile and happy disposition made a lasting impression.
Blue Devils Honor Vocalist Isabella Lanfranco
The 55th Blue Devil senior athletic awards ceremony started off in grand style as Isabella Lanfranco sang a spectacular rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner,” a difficult song to sing by even the most talented and experienced vocalist.
Blue Devil Discipline, Desire & Dedication Awards Presented
Principal Brenden Cusack presented the Blue Devil Discipline, Desire and Dedication Awards at Huntington High School’s 55th annual senior athletic awards ceremony last Thursday night in the auditorium.
Blue Devil Athletes Capture Suffolk Gold Keys
A group of 11 sensational Huntington High School athletes was presented with Section XI Gold Key awards at the 55th Blue Devil senior athletic awards ceremony in the auditorium on Thursday night
Blue Devil Senior Athletic Awards Night on Thursday
The 55th annual Blue Devil senior athletic awards ceremony will be held on Thursday night in the Huntington High School auditorium at 6 p.m.
H-ton Boys’ Badminton Completes First Season Ever
Huntington’s first ever varsity boys’ badminton team completed its season with 14 players, all of whom except a single senior will be returning next spring raising hopes for a successful 2024 campaign.
Blue Devil JV Softball Displays Great Work Ethic
The Huntington junior varsity softball team was inspirational. Frequently outmanned by more experienced opponents, the Blue Devils nevertheless played hard every time they stepped on the field and they endured.
Nikolai Seferian Advances to State Track Championships
Huntington senior Nikolai Seferian is headed to the state track and field championships in Middletown later this week after winning the 400m hurdles at the Section XI state qualifier at Comsewogue last Friday.
Blue Devil Tennis Players Capture All-League Honors
The Huntington varsity boys’ tennis team consisted exclusively of underclassmen this spring. It was the first time in decades that the Blue Devils didn’t have a single senior playing singles or doubles.
Huntington Softball Looks to Future with Young Players
A very young team took the field for the Huntington varsity softball team this spring. The Blue Devil squad had just two seniors on the roster and started as many as four eighth graders.
Huntington JV Boys’ Lacrosse Battles Hard
Huntington to Offer Summer Weight Training Intramurals
Huntington Boys Strong at Class A Championships
Blue Devil JV Girls’ Lax Finishes 12-3-1
Blue Devils Unified Basketball in Playoffs on Thursday
Blue Devil Girls’ Lax Suffers Playoff Loss
Huntington Girls Excel & Make Time for Community Service
Blue Devils Impress at Frosh-Soph Track Championships
Blue Devils Named New York State Scholar-Athletes
Powerful Performances as Blue Devils Look to Peak
Blue Devil Lacrosse Teams March into Playoffs
Blue Devils Rally to Topple Sachem North, 14-5
Huntington Girls’ Lax Upsets Smithtown East, 8-6
Huntington Boys’ Lax Streaks Past Smithtown East, 14-6
Players Confident of Blue Devils in Playoffs
Blue Devil Boys’ Lax Wins on Senior Day
Huntington Girls’ Lacrosse is This Close
Blue Devil Unified Basketball Tops John H. Glenn
Blue Devil Girls Top Sachem East on Senior Day
Blue Devils Win on Rainy Saturday Morning
H-ton Win Sets Up Friday Game vs. Ward Melville
Blue Devil Boys’ Lax Tops Whitman, 8-1
Blue Devils Improve to 7-3 with Win Over Whitman
Dennis Walker Relay Showdown Draws Huge Field
Tyler Johnson Scores Game Winner for Blue Devils
Blue Devil Unified Basketball Gears Up
Blue Devil Girls’ Golf Tees Off
Armstrong & Edouazin Pace Blue Devil Track
Gianna Forte Reaches Career Milestone
Blue Devil Lax Nipped by State Champs
Blue Devils Win Season Opener at Farmingdale, 11-7
H-ton Girls’ Flag Football Gains Momentum
Blue Devils Name Spring Season Captains
Blue Devils Invited to Free College Recruiting Workshop
H-ton Girls’ Golf Ready to Tee Off
Blue Devil Girls Track Set to Roar
New Head Coach Leads Blue Devil Girls’ Lax
Blue Devil Flag Football to Play at NY Jets Facility
Blue Devil Boys’ & Girls’ Badminton Recruiting Players
Blue Devils Prep for Spring Sports on March 13
Blue Devil Female Athletes Invited to Apply for Scholarship
Blue Devil Flag Football Team’s Debut Nears
Blue Devils Girls’ Lax Seeks Equipment Donations
Blue Devil Girls’ Golf Continues to Advance
Blue Devil Flag Football Team’s Schedule Set
Parents and Players Invited to Meet Girls’ Lax Coaches
Alum Katie Reilly Named Girls’ Lax Head Coach
Blue Devil Girls’ Golf Organizes for Spring
Blue Devil Boys’ & Girls’ Badminton Teams Set to Debut
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)
- 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 Free Student Membership Flyer - QR Code
- 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!
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