The Huntington High School golf team just keeps winning. The Blue Devils are now a perfect 6-0 on the links this season.
Huntington’s most recent victory was a lopsided 8-1 verdict over Half Hollow Hills East. The Blue Devils earlier claim victories over Walt Whitman (9-0), Commack (6.5-2.5), John H. Glenn (7-2 and 8-1) and Hills East (8-1).
Huntington has a pair of upcoming meets with Half Hollow Hills West as well as second matches with both Commack and Walt Whitman. League and county championships will follow.
The roster includes seventh grader Jake Severine; eighth grader Nicholas Sclafani; sophomores Robert Eriksen, Jack Giamo, Carl Pulizzotto and Joe Sclafani; junior Kyle Colleluori and seniors Billy Burton, Matthew Girimonti, John Lourenso, Jack Monahan and Patrick Sclafani. Michael Marinello is the team’s coach. The Blue Devils’ home course is the Huntington Crescent Club.
“We are all working very hard to keep our undefeated season going and to secure a bye in the first round of playoffs,” said Giamo, who has been playing exceptionally well as of late.
Even when the team wasn’t particularly on its game, it was still good enough to win earlier this week against Hills East. New stars emerge each meet, taking up any slack by those not having a good day.
“We all have been playing great this year and are off to a great start,” Colleluori said. “We are in a position to win the league, so we can’t let up now.”
Huntington has already surpassed last year’s win total. The Blue Devils went 5-5 record in 2018, finishing fifth in league play and third in the Suffolk Conference I tournament. Pat Sclafani earned All-League honors.
“So far we are doing pretty well,” Pat Sclafani said. “We beat Hills East and John Glenn twice and also won matches against Whitman and Commack. The team works hard every day, but we still have room for improvement in our upcoming matches. Commack is our No. 1 competition. We play them on October 3 and if we beat them we will capture the league title and the No. 1 spot in playoffs. I’m proud of everyone on the team for their dedication and can’t wait to see what we can do in the final stretch.”