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      Huntington female athletes are invited to apply for the Brianna Lieneck Memorial Scholarship.
February 3, 2023

Blue Devil Female Athletes Invited to Apply for Scholarship

Huntington High School female athletes are invited to apply for the Brianna Lieneck Memorial Scholarship. This year’s recipient will be granted a one-time tuition award of $15,000.

 Huntington's new girls' flag football team will debut on Monday, March 13
February 2, 2023

Blue Devil Flag Football Team’s Debut Nears

The debut of Huntington High School’s new varsity girls’ flag football team is inching closer. The Blue Devils will play a 10 game schedule. Gorgeous uniforms provided by the New York Jets have been ordered and are expected to arrive soon. Practice kicks off on Monday, March 13. All girls in grades 9-12 are eligible to try-out.

 The Huntington girls' lacrosse program is seeking surplus equipment donations.  (Darin Reed photo.)
January 13, 2023

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.

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December 15, 2022

Blue Devil Girls’ Golf Continues to Advance

Planning continues for Huntington High School’s new girls’ golf team. The Blue Devils are expected to play matches and hold several practices at the town’s Dix Hills course. A local private club has also agreed to allow the team to hold a handful of practice rounds on its 18 hole course.

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December 9, 2022

Blue Devil Flag Football Team’s Schedule Set

Huntington High School’s new varsity girls’ flag football team is ramping up. Section XI has sent the Blue Devils a nine-game league schedule. Practice will begin on Monday, March 13. All girls in grades 9-12 are eligible to try-out.

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October 19, 2022

Parents and Players Invited to Meet Girls’ Lax Coaches

Parents and players on every level of the Blue Devil girls’ lacrosse program are invited to meet new varsity head coach Katie Reilly and the rest of the varsity, JV and Finley Middle School coaching staff members and discuss plans for the year at an open meeting on Wednesday, October 26 from 7-8 p.m. in the Huntington High School cafeteria. Dinner will be served.

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October 6, 2022

Alum Katie Reilly Named Girls’ Lax Head Coach

Katie Reilly has been named the Huntington High School girls’ varsity lacrosse team’s head coach. The Blue Devil alum was approved to serve in the post by the Huntington School Board at Monday night’s public meeting.

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September 23, 2022

Blue Devil Girls’ Golf Organizes for Spring

Huntington High School’s new girls’ golf team is getting organized for the spring season. The new program came about when about 40 girls’ signed a petition asking the district to create a varsity team and Superintendent James W. Polansky put it in motion.

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September 22, 2022

Blue Devil Boys’ & Girls’ Badminton Teams Set to Debut

Huntington High School’s new varsity boys’ and girls’ badminton teams will make their debut this March and compete in the Section XI spring season.


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

Distict 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

Distict 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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Baseball Team info coming soon!

Boys' Lacrosse Team info coming soon!

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Unified Basketball Team info coming soon!

Spring Season Athletics Videos and Galleries

HHS National Honor Society Induction Ceremony 2021

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HHS National Honor Society Induction Ceremony 2021

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Finley Galleries and Slideshows

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Spring Season Athletics Honors

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