The Blue Devil fall athletic season is already taking shape as a series of important dates were released. Dates for the winter and spring seasons were also announced along with a lineup of sports for each season.
Coaches are planning and student-athletes are discussing their interests for the 2018/19 school year. There will be a mandatory meeting of all high school football players on Thursday, August 9 at 7:30 a.m. Football practice will kick-off on Monday, August 13 at 7 a.m. All other high school fall sports will begin practicing on Monday, August 20 at 7:30 a.m.
All junior varsity and varsity teams will meet at the high school on the first day of the season for tryouts, except for girls’ swimming, which will meet at the Huntington Bay Club. The golf team will meet at the high school on the first day and then begin meeting at the golf course for tryouts the following day.
Opportunity for physical exam by school doctor
An opportunity for high school athletes (grades 9-12) to obtain a physical exam from the school doctor in the nurse’s office will be provided on Thursday, August 9 at 8 a.m. Students must bring a completed and signed interval health history screening form to the physical exam. (This physical exam is for students who are not getting an exam from their private physician.)
No one will be allowed to participate without presenting an up-to-date physical exam report, signed parent/guardian permission/code of conduct slip and a current health screening form. These documents are available in the athletic office at Huntington High School during daytime hours or via downloading on the school district’s website at www.hufsd.edu – click on the Main Navigation on the top left of the homepage and then on Fall Season under Athletics. Scroll down to Documents and click. A dropdown menu of items will appear.
High school athletes must re-qualify for participation with the nurse. Football players can do this on Thursday, August 9 from 9-11 a.m. All other fall athletes can re-qualify on Monday, August 13 (9-11 a.m.), Monday, August 20 (7-11 a.m.) and Tuesday, August 21 (7-11 a.m.) Physical exam forms completed by private physicians and signed interval health history screening forms should both be presented to the nurse when requalifying.
Finley sports information
Physical exams will also be provided by the school doctor for student-athletes (grades 7-8) at J. Taylor Finley Middle School on Tuesday, September 4 at 8 a.m. in the nurse’s office there.
Finley students can re-qualify for fall participation on Wednesday, August 29 and Thursday, August 30 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and during lunch periods on Wednesday and Thursday, September 5-6. Physical exam forms completed by private physicians and signed interval health history screening forms should both be presented to the nurse when requalifying.
Finley football practice will begin on Wednesday, September 5 and will run from 3-5:30 p.m.
All other Finley sports will start on Thursday, September 6 with tryouts being held from 3-5 p.m.
For more information call the athletic office at (631) 673-2018.
Huntington High School Sports by Season 2018/19
Fall season: August 13 – November 2 (does not include varsity post season)
Football Meeting, August 9 at 7:30 a.m.
Football Tryouts Start on Monday, August 13
August 20 – October 26 (does not include varsity post season)
Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer Girls’ Tennis Boys’ Golf
Field Hockey Girls’ Volleyball
Girls’ Swimming Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country
Winter season: November 12 – February 8 (does not include varsity post season)
Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Boys’ Swimming
Boys’ and Girls’ Fencing Wrestling
Boys’ and Girls’ Indoor Track
Spring season: March 4 – May 17 (does not include varsity post season)
Baseball Boys’ and Girls’ Lacrosse
Softball Boys’ and Girls’ Spring Track
Boys’ Tennis Crew
J. Taylor Finley Middle School Sports by Season 2018/19
Fall season: September 5 – November 2
Football (2 teams)
Boys’ Soccer (2 teams)
Co-Ed Cross Country
Winter I season: November 5 – January 18
Boys’ Basketball (2 teams)
*Teams may conduct tryouts for a maximum of three days the week of October 29.
Winter II season: January 21 – March 22
Girls’ Basketball (2 teams)
Spring season: March 25 – June 7
Softball Girls’ Lacrosse
Boys’ Track Boys’ Lacrosse (2 teams)
*Teams may conduct tryouts for a max of three days the week of March 18.