Blue Devil Sports News
Rachel Bosco came off the bench and pumped in eight points to give the Huntington High School girls' basketball team a spark as the Blue Devils nipped Comsewogue, 47-45.
Heather Forster turned in another great game. The 6'1 freshman forward scored 19 points, pulled down 21 rebounds and blocked six shots. Huntington went up by two points when senior Colleen Wright nailed a free throw with 19 seconds remaining in the game to give the Blue Devils their final advantage.
Raynisha Witherspoon made a huge contribution with 12 points, 10 rebounds and four steals. Caitlin Knowles shined on defense and scored four points. Tara Byrnes dropped in two points.
Comsewogue Tops Huntington Matmen
Comsewogue battled its way past the Huntington wrestling team in Louis D. Giani Gymnasium, 48-32. The Warriors trailed early, but won the last six bouts to clinch the meet.
John Arceri (99 lbs.) captured a major decision, 11-2. Corey Jamison (120 lbs.) won by pin. Brandon Mendez (126 lbs.) and Kevin Mendez (132 lbs.) took identical 5-2 decisions. J.P. Puca (138 lbs.) wrestled to a major decision, 15-4. Nick Lupi (220 lbs.) and Anthony Puca (285 lbs.) each earned first period pins.
Blue Devil Boys' Swim Past North Babylon
The Huntington High School boys' swimming team won 8-of-12 events to swim past North Babylon, 96-82. The Blue Devils were impressive as the 200 medley relay team of Todd Colvin, Gunther Cassell, Jake Goldstein and Mike Sullivan won first place. Cassell went on to victory in the 200 freestyle.
Thomas Scott took the 200 I.M. and the 500 freestyle. Goldstein won the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke. The 200 freestyle relay team of Cassell, Sullivan, Scott and Goldstein brought home still another first place finish.
Perennial Long Island fencing power Ward Melville best the Huntington boys' team, 20-7 and topped the Blue Devil girls' squad, 22-5.
Junior Joe Rizzi went 3-0 in foil to lead the Huntington boys' team over Centereach, 15-12. Oyster Bay edged the boys' team on the same day, 17-10. The Blue Devil girls' nipped Oyster Bay, 14-13.
First Period Troubles
The Deer Park girls' basketball team got right down to business, opening a gaping 16-4 lead last Thursday night in Louis D. Giani Gymnasium and gliding past Huntington, 55-33.
The Blue Devils enjoyed a nice second quarter run, getting to within five points, but that's as close as the home team could get. Heather Forster led Huntington with 11 points. Raynisha Witherspoon dropped in nine.
Winter Track Swift
The Huntington girls' winter track and field team is off and running. During a recent meet at Suffolk Community College West in Brentwood, Maia Cadle-Hinton placed third in shot put, Morgan Mars was fourth in the 300m dash, Suzie Petryk placed fifth in the 1500m run, Kiara Roman was ninth in the 3000m run, Jacqui Gomez was 10th in 55m high hurdles and Caitlin Yabroudy was 10th in the 1500m race-walk.
McCarthy's 17 Leads Blue Devil BB
While the Huntington boys' basketball team fell behind early in the game there was no need for Blue Devil fans to worry. Sharp shooting and an effective defense allowed Brian Carey's team to stage a comeback to the delight of a crowd of 200.
The Warriors jumped out to a 15-7 first quarter lead before Huntington righted its ship and narrowed its deficit to 27-24 at halftime. The third quarter belonged to the Blue Devils, who outscored Comsewogue, 17-7 to take a 41-34 lead and gain an advantage the team would never surrender.
John McCarthy scored a team-best 17 points and crashed the boards for a dozen rebounds. Kiernan McGovern had 14 points and Patrick Reilly added eight points. Jack Forster pulled down 12 rebounds, scored three points and came up with several big plays on defense for Huntington.
Ty Herion and David Casey scored six points each, respectively. Trevor Bryant contributed four points. The win evened the Blue Devils' league mark at 2-2.
Fencing Travels to Massachusetts
Huntington High School fencers recently travelled to Massachusetts for the Concord-Carlisle Invitational. Senior Nicolas Maiarelli and junior Joe Rizzi finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in foil.
In the women's competition, Huntington juniors Kelly Askerberg and Katia DeSimone finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in saber. In foil, senior Alexandra Martinolich was second and sophomore Sibilla Maiarelli was fifth.
Anthony Puca Pins
The Huntington wrestling team nipped Harborfields, 40-39 in an exciting meet held in the Greenlawn team's gym last Friday afternoon. The meet ended tied at 39-all, but the Blue Devils won on criteria by taking a majority of the individual bouts.
Huntington's Corey Jamison (113 lbs. – 1:19), Joseph Puca (145 lbs. – 5:32), Asher King (195 lbs. – 3:29), Nick Lupi (220 lbs. – 4:41) and Anthony Puca (285 lbs. – 3:00) all won by pin. John Arceri (99 lbs. – 2-1), Brandon Mendez (126 lbs. - 5-1) and Kevin Mendez (132 lbs. – 5-0) all captured decisions.
McGovern Drops 18 Pts.
Kiernan McGovern dropped 18 points last Friday night, but the Huntington boys' basketball team lost to Deer Park, 79-55.
The Blue Devils fell behind early, trailing 23-12 after the first quarter and 45-19 at halftime. Patrick Reilly added 11 points for Huntington. Ty Herion and John McCarthy scored eight points each, respectively. Jack Forster, Derrick Sherrod and David Casey combined for another 10 points.