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Spring Season Athletics Headlines

  Huntington flag football team players are a great group of teenagers. (Rachel Learned and Darin Reed photo.)
April 16, 2024

Young Blue Devil Flag Football Team Plays Hard

The Huntington High School girls’ varsity flag football team has a splendid group of athletes spread across grades 9-12. The Blue Devils are working hard. The team has experienced several close games this spring.

  The Huntington boys' lacrosse team topped Cold Spring Harbor, 10-5. (Darin Reed photo.)
April 15, 2024

Huntington Plays with Intensity to Top Cold Spring Harbor

The Huntington boys’ lacrosse team turned in an inspired performance on Saturday afternoon, coming from behind to topple visiting Cold Spring Harbor before a big crowd at Alumni Field, 10-5.

  Huntington UFSD students are invited to participate in a free intramural program. (Darin Reed photo.)
April 11, 2024

Free Fencing Intramural Program Offered

J. Taylor Finley Middle School and Huntington High School students currently enrolled in grades 7-12 are invited to participate in a free intramural boys’ and girls’ fencing program this spring.

  The Speak Up For Change conference recommendations have been released
April 9, 2024

Speak Up for Change Conference Recommendations Released

Earlier in the school year a contingent of eight Huntington High School students participated in the Section XI Nick DeCillis “Speak Up For Change” student-athlete conference at Center Moriches.

  Junior Devon St. John evades the Half Hollow Hills defense. (Darin Reed photo.)
April 8, 2024

Blue Devils Survive as Huntington Topples HHH, 16-10

The Huntington girls’ lacrosse team survived an uneven performance to topple Half Hollow Hills on a cold and windy day at Blue Devil Stadium last Saturday, 16-10.

  The Huntington boys' track and field team opened the season with a win. (Darin Reed photo.)
April 5, 2024

H-ton Boys’ Track Opens Season with Victory

The Huntington boys’ track and field team withstood a late surge by visiting Bellport to top the Clippers in the season opener at Blue Devil Stadium earlier this week, 78-59.

  Senior Ruby Meidenman pitched Huntington to a pair of wins. (Darin Reed photo (2)
April 2, 2024

Ruby Meidenman Strikes Out 17 in Back-to-Back Games

Senior Ruby Meidenman hurled back-to-back 17 strikeout performances to help the Huntington varsity softball team win two of its first three games.

  Sophomore Jolie Weinschreider is one of Huntington's stars. (Darin Reed photo)
April 2, 2024

Callery & Weinschreider Pace Huntington Girls’ Lacrosse

Bridget Callery and Jolie Weinschreider scored three goals each and Kayleigh Bender added two goals and three assists to pace the Huntington girls’ lacrosse team to a 15-6 victory at Riverhead.

  Blue Devil coaches have announced spring season team captains.
March 25, 2024

Blue Devil Spring Season Varsity Captains Named

Huntington High School spring season varsity coaches have announced their team captains. Some of the students are returning to their previously selected leadership positions while many are new to wearing a “C” on their uniform.

  The Blue Devil girls' golf team is expecting a great spring season. (Darin Reed photo)
March 25, 2024

Blue Devil Girls’ Golf Returns with Determination

As the Huntington varsity girls’ golf team embarks on its second season, there is a sense of determination and excitement. Led by captains Brooke Parks and Jane Callery, the squad is optimistic of success.

  Huntington's boys' and girls' lacrosse teams are both expecting outstanding seasons. (Darin Reed photo.)
March 22, 2024

Blue Devil Lax Teams Win Season Openers

The Huntington boys’ and girls’ varsity lacrosse teams both captured season opening victories in non-league games this week. The Blue Devil girls rolled past visiting Farmingdale, 14-5 while the Huntington boys topped visiting Port Washington, 13-8.

  The 2023 Huntington High School varsity Unfied co-ed basketball team. (Darin Reed photo.)
March 21, 2024

Blue Devil Tennis Players Brave Cool Temperatures

Mild temperatures during the season’s opening week yielded to colder weather this week, but the Huntington High School varsity and junior varsity boys’ tennis teams soldiered on, practicing daily for two hours as the Blue Devils prep for their 14 meet schedule.

  The 2023 Huntington High School varsity Unfied co-ed basketball team. (Darin Reed photo.)
March 15, 2024

Blue Devil Unified Basketball Suits Up

Huntington High School’s co-ed varsity Unified basketball team is prepping for the season. Eight practices and eight games have been scheduled. Finley physical education teacher Jordan Ioviero is returning as the team’s head coach.

  Huntington High School's spring season is ready to get underway on Monday, March 11. (Darin Reed photo.)
March 6, 2024

Blue Devils Begin Spring Season on March 11

Huntington High School’s spring sports season is ready to begin on Monday, March 11 with team’s holding after school practices and tryouts.

  A group of baseball clinic participants with Blue Devil varsity players.
February 15, 2024

Youth Baseball Clinic Starts New Era for Blue Devils

The John Romano Era of the Huntington High School baseball program kicked off last summer and the Southdown Primary School physical education teacher was approved as the Blue Devil varsity coach. Intramural workouts were have been held ever since. A winter clinic brought district youngsters as young as second grade into the gym to work with coaches and high school players.

  A free intramural boys' tennis program is available at Huntington High School. (Mike Connell photo.)
February 7, 2024

Pre-Season Boys’ Tennis Intramurals at Huntington

A pre-season boys’ tennis intramural program is available at Huntington High School. Participants do not need to have played on either the Finley, JV or varsity teams last year. Newcomers are welcome. Meet on the tennis courts on Monday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 p.m. The program will run through Thursday, March 7.

  Huntington freshman star Ava McDonald. (Darin Reed photo.)
January 22, 2024

HHS Girls’ Lacrosse Intramural Program Announced

The Huntington High School girls’ lacrosse program will hold after school intramurals on Thursday afternoons from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on the new turf field through March 7.

  The Huntington girls' lacrosse program is seeking donation of unused equipment to help newcomers to the sport.
January 16, 2024

Blue Devils Girls’ Lax Seeks Equipment Donations

The Huntington High School girls’ lacrosse program is asking community members with new or used sticks, cleats, goggles, pinnies and any other gear to consider donating it for use by new players on the varsity and JV teams.

  Huntington's varsity badminton teams will return this spring for their second season
January 8, 2024

H-ton Boys’ & Girls’ Badminton Set to Return

Huntington High School’s new varsity boys’ and girls’ badminton teams are set to return for their second season this March.

  The Huntington baseball program is holding a winter clinic on Sundays
December 22, 2023

Register Now for Blue Devil Winter Baseball Clinic

The Blue Devil baseball program will be holding an indoor clinic on six Sundays in the high school gym this winter. All Huntington students currently enrolled in grades 2-8 are invited to consider participating.

  Brooke Parks returns as the Huntington girls' golf team's star. (Darin Reed photo.)
November 8, 2023

Blue Devil Girls’ Golf Makes Plans for Spring Season

Huntington High School’s second year girls’ golf team is getting organized for the spring season. The program is expecting more than two dozen girls to participate.

  Blue Devil varsity team captains are ready to lead (2)
September 8, 2023

Blue Devil Philosophy, Priorities & Core Values

The Blue Devil athletic program is in full swing at Huntington High School and J. Taylor Finley Middle School. In the 2023/24 school year, Huntington UFSD will offer students an athletic program that includes 34 varsity level teams; 15 JV teams and 24 middle school teams for a total of 73 Blue Devil athletic teams.

  Huntington is filming sports games at three locations with Hudl cameras.
August 28, 2023

Blue Devils Livestream Many Athletic Events

Blue Devil sports fans will be able to watch livestreams of many athletic events during the fall, winter and spring seasons. Huntington UFSD has installed three Hudl cameras to record games in the Huntington High School and J. Taylor Finley Middle School gyms and atop the press box at Blue Devil Stadium.


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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Varsity and JV Program offerings

Dates

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Teams

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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 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