The Huntington boys' soccer team has played well through its first six games this season. (Darin Reed photo.)

Blue Devil Sports News

The Huntington boys' soccer team has played well through its first six games this season. (Darin Reed photo.)

September 16, 2019

The Huntington varsity boys’ soccer team was very impressive in turning aside visiting Half Hollow Hills East last Friday at Blue Devil Stadium, 2-1.

Huntington (4-1-1) played well throughout the game. Hills East scored its lone goal with five seconds remaining in the contest.

Jasson Garay was once again magnificent, tallying a goal and an assist. Manny Reyes also scored. Carmine DeIeso added an assist. Goalie Cole Pillion made four saves.

“Today it was a big game for us,” Reyes said. “Our defense was very strong today. We played with confidence and we moved the ball very well. Even though we won today, we still haven't done anything yet. We still have a long road ahead of us and a lot of hard work to do.”

Blue Devil Girls’ Tennis Wins Two

The Huntington varsity girls’ tennis team won a back of meets late last week, topping Smithtown West and Half Hollow Hills West.

Both matches played out at the Coach Cupp Courts Complex at Huntington with head coach Jamie Fishlow carefully tracking each point.

First, Huntington edged Smithtown West, 5-2. Lexi Helburn, who won in straight sets in No. 3 single, 6-2, 6-0. Lily O’Heir and Kate Balm Huntington captured a three set thriller in No. 3 doubles, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2. The two victories put the Blue Devils over the top in the league opener.

In a 4-3 victory over traditionally strong Hills West, it was O’Heir and Balm who once again carried the day, winning in No. 3 doubles, 7-5, 6-4.

Blue Devil Gridiron JV Tops West Islip

The Huntington junior varsity football team notched a very satisfying victory at West Islip on Saturday morning, 16-6.

The Blue Devils jumped out to a 16-0 halftime lead and then hunkered down on defense, holding firm against any attempt by the Lions to get back into the game.

The Huntington JV’s roster includes freshmen Augie Abbatiello, Christopher Acompora-Miller, Joseph Algieri, Anthony Annunziata, Sammy Mac Arner, Brett Bender, Aidan Carrello, Ryan Centeno, Peter Gaal, Cristian Garay-Dominguez, Wilson Gonzalez Garcia, Michael Kline, Jonathan Oliva-Hernandez, Josh Redick, Jahshawn Strickland, Isaiah Thomas, Jonathan Vega and Zachary Zboray; sophomores Pablo Aparicio-Ruiz, Manuel Aviles, Jr, Raseac Caleb, Jayden Cyrise, Kevin Drake, Tylill Evans, Elias Frazier, Nick Grover, Jahiem Hawkins, Jeffrey Hernandez, Bryan Maldonado-Acosta, John Marziliano, Matthew Minicozzi, Jack O’Brien, Lucas Petrizzi, Ryan Porzio, Kaleef Riley, Nicholas Smalling, Brian Sosnowski, Joseph Tropeano and Sergio Velasquez and junior Shakel Plummer.

James Byrnes and James G. Byrnes are the Blue Devils’ coaches.

Blue Devil Field Hockey Tops Centereach, 4-0

The Huntington varsity field hockey team used three second half goals to secure their first victory of the fall season, a 4-0 shutout of league foe Centereach.

Megan Byrnes had two goals to lead the Blue Devils. Lauren LoScalzo and Holly Wright both had a goal and an assist. Anna Wickey added a pair of assists. Goalie Julie Rogel made five saves.

“We played extremely hard and smart in the game,” Wickey said. “Although we faced some challenging circumstances throughout the game, we really pushed ourselves and worked together to take the lead. Overall, it was a great game and a great start to our season.”

Players savored the outcome. “It was a great all-around win,” Wright said. “Everyone gave everything they could. It was a great game to see how far we could really go this year. We are a young team, but we’re just getting started.”

Huntington has upcoming games with Newfield, Bay Shore and Lindenhurst. Blue Devil coaches Kathy Wright and Allison Conlon are working the team hard.

JV Boys’ Soccer Wins Fifth Straight Game

The Huntington junior varsity boys’ soccer team continues to win. The Blue Devils shutout host Half Hollow Hills East last Friday afternoon, 4-0. The Blue Devils have breezed through all five games with a mix of powerful offense, strong midfield play and an outstanding defense.

Head coach Jose Alfaro said a long list of players have scored, but freshman Jeison Blanco Portillo has been especially productive at netting goals.

Huntington’s roster includes freshmen Jeison Blanco, Roman Borovica, Vincent Grassi, Ian Husselbeck, Kieran Husselbeck, Christian Panameno-Delcid, Justin Perez Castillo, Enzo Pupillo and Nikolai Seferian; sophomores Elmer Aguilera Avila, Cecilio Alvarez, Cristian Avelar-Romero, Matthew Lange, Liam Lennon, Julio Martinez, Leonid Martinez Soto, Enri Reyes-Flores, Joseph Rodriquez-Valdez, Dylan Schnitzer and Henry Vohs and juniors Brenden Abedin, Joseph O’Connell, Mike-el Ollivierre and Andreas Seferian.

Huntington Varsity Football Falls, 21-0

The Huntington varsity football team opened its 96th season with high hopes, but they were quickly dashed last Saturday when visiting West Islip returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. The Blue Devils never recovered, falling 21-0.

West Islip controlled the ball most of the game and outplayed Huntington, but the Blue Devils did just enough to keep the score close.

Huntington wasn’t able to effectively move the ball, but did show some promise. The team plans to regroup and return to the field next Saturday when it takes on Copiague on Homecoming Day at Blue Devil Stadium at 2 p.m.

Blue Devil Boys Split Cross Country Meets

The Blue Devil varsity boys’ cross country team split its first two meets, easily running past North Babylon, but losing by four points to Connetquot.

Huntington is captained by juniors Aidan Heller and Andrew McKenzie. The roster also includes freshmen Matthew Armstrong, Ryan Curran, Ian Rotunno, Nicholas Seitz and Charles Siepel; juniors Isaiah James, Carlos Martinez, Harrison McKenna and Bryan Wong and seniors Robert Caputi, Rory Dara, Craig Haas, John Segreti and Jason Verville.

“We are working hard to lower all of our times,” Martinez said. “The freshmen did really well against North Babylon and Connetquot and stepped up.”

Huntington is coached by Mark Jackson.

Meg Byrnes, Holly Wright and Anna Wickey are the Blue Devils' captains. (Darin Reed photo.)
Meg Byrnes, Holly Wright and Anna Wickey are the Blue Devils' captains. (Darin Reed photo.)
Huntington quarterback Torin Bograd launches a pass. (Darin Reed photo.)
Huntington quarterback Torin Bograd launches a pass. (Darin Reed photo.)