Blue Devil Sports News
The Huntington High School girls' cross country team turned in a solid performance in the Suffolk Coaches Invitational. Kirara Roman finished eighth in the sophomore race and Sara Stewart was 25th. Asar Nade, Carolyn Cimmetta and Caitlin Yarbroudy all contributed to the Blue Devils' sixth place team finish.
In the varsity level race, Alexandra Martinolich, Margaret Petryk and Adelia Witt enjoyed strong efforts, producing season-best times.
Grossman and Hartmann Win
The Huntington girls' tennis team nipped Smithtown West, 4-3. Melanie Grossman and Kristin Hartmann were impressive in a straight set 6-3, 7-5 victory in No. 2 doubles.
Takekoshi is First
Huntington runners finished 1-2-3 as the Blue Devil girls' cross country team swept past Bellport, 23-32. (The team with the lower score wins in cross country.) Celine Takekoshi crossed the line first and Kiara Roman and Alexandra Martinolich placed second and third, respectively to lift Huntington to a satisfying victory. Margaret Petryk was seventh and Caitlin Yabroudy finished tenth.
Blue Devils Top John Glenn
The Huntington High School girls' tennis team overwhelmed visiting John H. Glenn, 7-0. The Blue Devil line-up was untouchable. Rebecca Palladino captured No. 4 singles in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5.
Huntington VB Rolls
John McCarthy and Michael Sullivan combined for 38 kills and Ryan Casale contributed 34 assists as the Huntington boys' volleyball team topped host Westhampton Beach, 3-0 (25-13, 25-21 and 25-20.)
Tough Loss to League Leader
Huntington High School has a very good tennis team, but first place Northport won six-of-seven matches in the first of two meets between the teams. The Tigers' 6-1 victory allowed them to remain undefeated in Suffolk League II play.
Ammirati Tough in No. 1
Olivia Ammirati was tough as nails in No. 1 singles for Huntington as she battled to a huge victory against Walt Whitman, 7-5, 7-5. The Blue Devils went on to top the Wildcats, 6-1.
An Assist Specialist
The Huntington boys' volleyball rolled to a 3-0 (25-18, 25-13, 25-20) victory at Shoreham-Wading River as John McCarthy picked up 18 kills. Ryan Casale had 24 assists and Michael Sullivan added nine more kills.
Girls' Soccer Wins and Loses
The Huntington girls' soccer team took a 2-1 lead into halftime and went on to defeated Kings Park, 3-1. Summer Rudish, Kim Smith and Allison Mehring scored goals. Katie Healy contributed two assists and Mehring added another assist. Goalie Hannah Burnett stopped 21 shots.
In an earlier game, the Blue Devils dropped a 2-0 verdict to Walt Whitman. Burnett recorded seven saves in the game.
Corley is Back
After an absence of several years, Kym Corley is back on the court for the Huntington girls' tennis team. Against Kings Park, Corley cruised in No. 2 singles, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 to help the Blue Devils top the Kingsmen, 5-2. Olivia Ammirati and Samantha Bindrim also won singles matches. Samantha Dever, Jamie Brown, Kristin Hartmann and Melanie Grossman captured matches in doubles play.
John McCarthy is on Fire
John McCarthy continued his hot play with 20 kills in the Huntington boys' volleyball team's 3-1 victory over visiting Center Moriches. Ryan Casale had a breathtaking 36 assists and Michael Sullivan added 13 kills. The Blue Devils lost the first game, 25-21 before winning the next three, 25-15, 25-22, 25-19.
Overtime Loss for Blue Devil Boys
Ricky Velasquez scored the game's first goal but the Huntington boys' soccer team couldn't hold on for the victory as host Deer Park bested the Blue Devils in overtime, 2-1. Huntington surrendered the game-winning goal off a corner kick about three minutes into the extra frame.
Mehring the Great One
Allison Mehring made the Huntington girls' soccer team a winner when she scored the game's lone goal nine minutes into the first half to propel the Blue Devils to a 1-0 victory over visiting Harborfields. Hannah Burnett was splendid in goal, stopping 15 shots to record the shutout. Some of the saves came in acrobatic fashion.
No Goals all Day
Comsewogue is a long way from Huntington, especially by bus. The Huntington girls' soccer team made the trek to the Port Jefferson Station school and played its heart out, but couldn't score a goal in either regulation or two overtime periods. Fortunately for the Blue Devils, their oppressive defense and talented goalkeeper Hannah Burnett were up to the job of shutting down Comsewogue. Burnett made 16 saves to keep a goose egg up on the opponent's scoreboard and help Huntington notch a scoreless tie in a tough game.
Faster than Fish
Junior Erica Flor and seventh grader Noelle Harvey sure can swim. Flor won the 100-yard backstroke in the swift time of 1:03.97 and Harvey captured the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:20.79 as the Huntington girls' swimming team floated past Brentwood/Bay Shore, 97-84.