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Spring Season Athletics Headlines

 Huntington girls' golf star Brooke Parks. (Darin Reed photo)
June 13, 2024

Girls’ Golf Popularity Booms at Huntington High School

The popularity of girls’ golf at Huntington High School is booming. The Blue Devils completed a successful second varsity season with a roster of more than 30 and seven victories.

 Senior Tyler Godin in action for the Blue Devils. (Darin Reed photo.)
June 12, 2024

Blue Devil Boys’ Tennis Relies on Talented Underclassmen

Huntington’s varsity boys’ tennis team won seven matches this spring with a lineup dominated by underclassmen. With the Blue Devils losing only two seniors to graduation and 11 players returning, optimism abounds for a strong showing in 2025.

 The Huntington varsity girls' lacrosse team. (Rachel Learned photo.)
June 7, 2024

Blue Devil Girls’ Lacrosse Takes Another Step

The Huntington girls’ lacrosse program continues to strengthen and gather steam. The Blue Devil varsity went 9-5 in league play and 10-7 overall, reaching the Suffolk Division I playoffs before getting knocked out of the post-season by Northport.

 Huntington's 4x400m relay is headed to the New York State Championships.
June 6, 2024

H-ton 4x400m Relay Advances to State Championships

The Huntington High School boys’ track 4x400m relay is headed to the New York State championships this weekend at Cicero-North Syracuse after winning first place and meeting the state meet qualifying time standard at the Massapequa Last Chance Invitational this past Monday.

 Senior All-County pitcher Ruby Meidenman struck out 205 batters this spring. (Darin Reed photo.)
June 4, 2024

H-ton Softball Enjoys Turnaround Season

The Blue Devil varsity softball team enjoyed a turnaround season, winning eight games and missing the playoffs by a whisker.

 Thomas Girimonti led the Blue Devils with 56 goals. (Darin Reed photo.)
May 31, 2024

H-ton Boys’ Lax Enjoys Great Season

The Huntington varsity boys’ lacrosse team enjoyed a great season as one of the top squads in the county and a trip to the Suffolk Final Four round.

 Titan Elysee, Nick Rosan, Nikolai Lulewich and Jahmar Francis won gold medals in the 4x400m relay.
May 29, 2024

Blue Devil Boys’ Track Strong at County Meet

The Huntington boys’ track and field team is in the final stretch of the season. The Blue Devils finished fourth in last week’s county championships at Connetquot in the run-up to the state qualifier.

 Huntington's JV tennis team enjoyed a turnaround season. (Darin Reed photo.)
May 29, 2024

H-ton JV Boys’ Tennis Enjoys Turnaround Season

One year after it struggled to put a full complement of players on the court, the Blue Devil JV tennis team won six matches and finished the spring season with a roster of ten.

 Sophomore Vincent Pupillo at bat for the Blue Devil JV. (Darin Reed photo.)
May 22, 2024

H-ton JV Baseball Looks to Strengthen Team

The Huntington junior varsity baseball team wrapped up its season and immediately turned its attention to next spring. Developing a strong JV squad is a priority for everyone involved in the baseball program.

 Senior Zaida Correal was one of Huntington's top players. (Darin Reed & Rachel Learned photo.)
May 20, 2024

H-ton Girls’ Flag Football Continues to Grow

The Huntington varsity girls’ flag football took a few more steps this spring toward establishing itself as a solid program capable of competing against the Suffolk powers.

  The 2024 Blue Devil boys' lacrosse team was a special group of players and coaches. (Darin Reed photo.)
May 20, 2024

Blue Devils Stopped in County Semifinals

Blue Devil boys’ lacrosse fans were believing on Saturday afternoon as Huntington took the lead against No. 1 Half Hollow Hills in a Suffolk Final Four pairing. A win would have put Huntington in its first county final game in many years.

  The Huntington JV softball team gave its full effort. (Mike Connell photo.)
May 20, 2024

H-ton JV Softball Displays Heart and Hustle

The Huntington junior varsity softball made for its lack of roster size with a lot of heart, hustle and extra efforts. The Blue Devils gave everything they had to the team and they wore their uniforms with pride.

  Huntington led in the game for less than three minutes. (Darin Reed photo.)
May 17, 2024

Girimonti Scores Game Winner to Put H-ton in County Final Four

The Huntington boys’ track and field team enjoyed several standout performances at the Section XI Frosh/Soph Championships at Longwood earlier this week. The competition stretched from mid-afternoon into the evening and the young Blue Devils excelled.

  The Huntington boys' track and field team performed well as the Suffolk Frosh-Soph Championships.
May 17, 2024

Eric Heinz Shines at County Frosh-Soph Championships

The Huntington boys’ track and field team enjoyed several standout performances at the Section XI Frosh/Soph Championships at Longwood earlier this week. The competition stretched from mid-afternoon into the evening and the young Blue Devils excelled.

  Huntington will graduate only two seniors. (Darin Reed photo.)
May 16, 2024

H-ton Girls’ Lax Knocked Out of Suffolk Playoffs

The Huntington girls’ lacrosse team kept the score close into the second half before Northport used its experience to pull away from the Blue Devils and post a 14-6 victory in the Suffolk Division I quarterfinals on Tuesday afternoon.

  Junior midfield Colin Lennon (left) goes one on one for Huntington. (Darin Reed photo.)
May 15, 2024

Huntington Boys’ Lax Hosts Smithtown East Today at 4 p.m.

The Huntington boys’ lacrosse team hosts Smithtown East in a Section XI Division I playoff game at 4 p.m. at Blue Devil Stadium. Admission is free.

  The 2024 Huntington varsity girls' lacrosse team. (Rachel Learned photo.)
May 14, 2024

Blue Devil Girls’ Lax at Northport Today at 4 p.m.

The Huntington girls’ lacrosse team will take the field today at Northport for a Suffolk Division I playoff game at 4 p.m. The two teams met earlier in the season on March 25 with the Tigers edging the Blue Devils, 11-9. Admission to this afternoon’s game is free.

 Blue Devil track and field boys' and girls' team members at the Distinguished Seniors dinner.
May 14, 2024

Boys’ Track Senior Day at Blue Devil Stadium

Ron Wilson has worked hard to create a family atmosphere around the Huntington High School varsity boys’ track and field program and interviews with several seniors who have been mainstays on the winter and spring teams indicate the longtime Blue Devil coach has largely succeeded.

  Huntington's girls' flag football program continues to gather momentum. (Darin Reed photo (3)
May 13, 2024

H-ton Girls’ Flag Football Continues to Grow

The Huntington varsity girls’ flag football took a few more steps this spring toward establishing itself as a solid program capable of competing against the Suffolk powers.

  The spring season has seen 181 Blue Devils named New York State Scholar Athletes
May 9, 2024

State Scholar Athlete Honors Awarded to Blue Devils

Dozens of Huntington High School spring season varsity athletes have captured New York State Scholar Athlete Award honors after maintaining academic grade averages of 90 or better during their sport season.

  The currently undefeated Huntington Unified basketball team. (Darin Reed photo.)
May 9, 2024

Blue Devil Unified Basketball Team is 5-0

Huntington High School’s Unified basketball team is sporting a 5-0 record heading into its final home game of the season against Northport on Thursday at 4 p.m. It will be Jersey Day in Louis D. Giani Gymnasium.

  The currently undefeated Huntington Unified basketball team. (Darin Reed photo.)
May 9, 2024

Blue Devils Win on Morgan’s Message Day

The Huntington girls’ lacrosse team held a Morgan’s Message themed day, with shirts and pre-game messages stressing the importance of being aware of mental health related issues and reaching out for support before situations become serious.

  Coach Katie Reilly with seniors Kayleigh Bender, Reese Rinaldi and Stephanie Chavez-Menjivar. (Darin Reed photo.)
May 7, 2024

Blue Devil Girls’ Lacrosse Celebrates Seniors

The Huntington girls’ lacrosse team celebrated Stephanie Chavez-Menjivar, Reese Rinaldi and Kayleigh Bender on Senior Day at Blue Devil Stadium with speeches and gifts presented during a pre-game ceremony.

  Coach Jamie Fishlow and the 2024 Huntington varsity boys' tennis team.
May 6, 2024

Blue Devils Complete Turnaround with Playoff Berth

The Huntington boys’ varsity tennis team is in the midst of a splendid year-to-year turnaround, going from two wins in 2023 to the county playoffs this spring. The Blue Devils are currently 7-6 with one regular season meet remaining on the schedule.

  Senior-athlete exit survey QR code.
May 3, 2024

Blue Devil Senior Athletes Participating in Survey

Huntington High School seniors who have participated in the Blue Devil athletic program at any point over the past four years shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to complete an online senior athlete survey. The seniors can weigh in and offer their views on a variety of aspects related to the program and provide feedback on their personal experience.

  Huntington athletes can participate in a free NCAA Eligibility Center webinar on Wednesday, May 8
May 3, 2024

Free NCAA Webinar for Huntington Athletes on May 8

Attention all Huntington athletes with even a passing interest in playing a sport on the college level: The NCAA is hosting a free one-hour webinar for prospective college student-athletes on Wednesday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. Online registration is now available.

  The Huntington varsity baseball team is an enthusiastic group. (Rachel Learned )
May 1, 2024

Blue Devil Baseball Fundraiser on Saturday at Repeal XVIII

Huntington UFSD’s four baseball coaches are striving to build something special. There’s renewed interest in the sport this spring with larger turnouts than in the past for the varsity, junior varsity and middle school teams and with more than 40 players down to the early elementary grade levels participating in a weekly winter clinic.

  The Huntington boys' lacrosse seniors and their coaches. (Darin Reed photo)
April 30, 2024

Blue Devils Topple Commack on Senior Day, 14-10

The Huntington boys’ lacrosse team left no doubt on Senior Day at Blue Devil Stadium. The Blue Devils built a big lead and then held off Commack over the final 12 minutes to topple the Cougars, 14-10.


Spring Season Athletics Information

About the Spring Season Athletics Program

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A Longstanding Tradition of Excellence

Through the years, the Huntington interscholastic athletics program has played an important role in the lives of students and community members. An integral part of the Department of Physical Education, organized athletics in the Huntington School District date back more than one hundred years. Since the inception of sports teams here, Blue Devil competitors have won every possible honor bestowed on high school athletes.

Life Lessons and Opportunities to Participate

Students who choose to participate will learn lessons in the value of hard work, teamwork, personal sacrifice and commitment, time management, respect for authority and rules, as well as how to lead and follow. A myriad of sports are offered during fall, winter and spring seasons. Students can choose to compete on one team each season. Parents of athletes, alumni, and community members who want to support and become involved in the athletic program have an opportunity to join the Huntington Booster Club. This organization sponsors many activities and promotes and enhances the operation of the athletic program.

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Communication made Easy

Schedules for all teams and directions to away contests are available from the athletic office or by logging onto the Section XI website at www.sectionxi.org.

Coaches are also available to discuss any aspect of their specific program with prospective athletes and/or parents. For further information, including tryout dates and sports offered by season, please call the athletic office at 631-673-2018.

Spring Season Athletics Leadership

Jim Hoops

James M. Hoops

District Director for Athletics, Health and Physical Education

James M. Hoops assumed the position of district director of health, physical education and athletics on July 1, 2021. He previously served for three years as coordinator of physical education, athletics and special projects. He has worked full-time in the district since April 1984 and has been a physical education teacher since September 1990. He is also certified as a social studies teacher.

A graduate of John H. Glenn High School, Mr. Hoops obtained undergraduate and graduate degrees at Stony Brook University, through which he also obtained his school administrator certification. He has coached wrestling on the high school level and boys’ and girls’ tennis and girls’ soccer on both the middle school and high school levels. He has also coached middle school boys’ and girls’ soccer and baseball.

While serving as assistant coach to iconic Hall of Fame head coach Lou Giani, the Blue Devil wrestling team won several Suffolk and state team championships along with 17 individual county and eight state champions.

Mr. Hoops has also served as the district’s public information coordinator since July 2001. He maintains Huntington UFSD’s website content and also prepares items for the district’s various social media platforms.

Mike Marinello

Michael Marinello

District Coordinator for Physical Education, Athletics and Driver's Education

Michael Marinello has been the district’s coordinator of physical education, athletics and driver education since July 1, 2021. He has been a Huntington physical education teacher since September 1995. He earlier taught at Western Suffolk BOCES for five years.

A graduate of Sachem High School, Mr. Marinello earned an undergraduate degree at Springfield College in physical education and a master’s degree at Stony Brook University in liberal studies with a concentration in health science. He has coached high school golf, high school and middle school wrestling, JV tennis and middle school baseball and boys’ track and field.

Currently the head coach of the Huntington High School varsity golf team, Mr. Marinello is also an assistant varsity wrestling coach. He has been a well-known and well-liked faculty member and athletic coach who also lives in the community and has sent his own children through Huntington High School.

Mr. Marinello is a CPR and First Aid trainer. He has also been a volunteer emergency medical technician. He has taught driver education for many years and he leads the district’s program.

Spring Season Athletic Teams

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Spring Sports Season Athletics

Varsity and JV Program offerings

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Contacts

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Head Varsity Coach: John Romano

Asst Varsity Coach: Eric Garcia

Junior Varsity Coach: Nicholas Matarazzo

Head Varsity Coach: Julian Watts

Asst Varsity Coach: Andrew Gutierrez

Asst Varsity Coach: George Powers

Junior Varsity Coach: Anthony Troffa

Asst JV Coach: Michael Corcoran

Head Varsity Coach: Katie Reilly

Asst Varsity Coach: Christopher Taylor

Asst Varsity Coach: Lauren Blackburn

Junior Varsity Coach: Chiara Maimone

Asst JV Coach: Ivano Naccarato

Head Varsity Coach: John Walsh

Asst Varsity Coach: Eric Mininni

Junior Varsity Coach: James Byrnes

Head Varsity Coach: Jamie Fishlow

Junior Varsity Coach: Rob Gilmor

Head Varsity Coach: Ronald Wilson

Asst Varsity Coach: Eli Acosta

Asst Varsity Coach: Haidee Gantz-Bonhurst

Head Varsity Coach: Mark Jackson

Asst Varsity Coach: Sarah Hall

Asst Varsity Coach: Alicia Brooks

Head Varsity Coach: Alex Nelson

Head Varsity Coach: Mike Marinello

Head Varsity Coach: Shealyn Scully

Asst Varsity Coach: Gabrielle Valela

Head Varsity Coach: Jordan Ioviero

Spring Season Athletics Videos and Galleries

Huntington Blue Devil Senior Athletic Awards Slideshow Film 2023

Video montage of Senior Moments throughout the 2022-23 school year. Credits: Darin Reed

Spring Sport Events and Slideshows

Games and Memorable Blue Devil Moments

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Unified Basketball vs Hills East

May 2024

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Softball Media Day

May 2024

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Unified Basketball vs Northport

May 2024

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Girls Softball Senior Day

May 2024

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Badminton Media Day

May 2024

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Unified Basketball vs Kings Park

May 2024

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Girls' Varsity Lacrosse Senior Game

May 2024

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Girls' JV Lacrosse vs Bay Shore

May 2024

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Girls' Varsity Lacrosse vs Sachem

April 2024

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Girls' Varsity Lacrosse vs Sachem

April 2024

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Boys' Varsity Lacrosse Senior Day

April 2024

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JV Baseball vs Comsewogue

April 2024

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Girls' Golf Media Day

April 2024

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Girls' Golf Media Day

April 2024

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Varsity Baseball vs Bellport

April 2024

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Varsity Boys' Tennis vs HHHE

April 2024

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Unified Basketball Team Media Day

April 2024

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Unified Basketball Team Media Day

April 2024

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Varsity Girls Lacrosse Media Day

April 2024

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Varsity Girls Lacrosse Media Day

April 2024

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Varsity Boys Lacrosse vs CSH

April 2024

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Varsity Girls Lacrosse vs HHH

April 2024

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Varsity Baseball vs Smithtown West

April 2024

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Varsity Girls' Flag Football Media Day

April 2024

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Varsity Girls' Flag Football Media Day

April 2024

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Varsity Boys' lacrosse vs Ward Melville

April 2024

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JV Boys' lacrosse vs Middle Country

April 2024

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Varsity Girls' Flag Football

March 2024

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Varsity Softball vs Bellport

March 2024

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Varsity Baseball Media Day

March 2024

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Varsity Baseball Media Day

March 2024

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Spring Season Athletics Honors

Our Partners in Excellence

200+

Challenging Academic Courses

14

Academic Departments

30+

Interscholastic Athletic Teams

90+

Colleges and Universities accepting 2020 HHS Graduates