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Winter Season Athletics Headlines

      Blue Devil basketball seniors James Viola, Josh Stephen and Hunter Borenstein. (Darin Reed photo.)
February 7, 2023

Blue Devil Boys’ Basketball Celebrates Senior Day

Huntington seniors Hunter Borenstein, Joshua Stephen and James Viola were honored by the Blue Devil basketball team prior to the final home game. The three teenagers were feted on this year’s Senior Day, which featured a festive atmosphere in Louis D. Giani Gymnasium.

      Kender Edouazin enjoyed a great day at Suffolk-West.
February 6, 2023

Blue Devils Runner-up in County Large School Championships

Huntington senior Kender Edouazin came from behind to win the 600m run at the Section XI large school county boys’ winter track and field championships at Suffolk-West on Sunday. The Blue Devils placed second in the team standings, trailing only Connetquot.

      Senior Jeffrey Garcia won the deciding bout in the Suffolk fencing playoffs. (Darin Reed photo)
February 6, 2023

Blue Devil Boys’ Fencing Advances to Semifinals

The Huntington High School boys’ fencing team came from behind to nip visiting Walt Whitman in the Suffolk quarterfinal round of the playoffs, 14-13. The Blue Devils will now advance to the Suffolk Final Four on Tuesday at Half Hollow Hills East at 5 p.m.

      Huntington female athletes are invited to apply for the Brianna Lieneck Memorial Scholarship.
February 6, 2023

Casiano, Zboray & Algieri Capture League Mat Titles

The Huntington wrestling team sent five wrestlers to the finals at Saturday’s Section XI League III championships at Smithtown East with Max Casiano, Zachary Zboray and Joe Algieri winning titles. The Blue Devils have qualified eight matmen in all for the Suffolk tournament next week at Stony Brook.

      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.

 The 2023 Huntington varsity girls' basketball team. (Darin Reed photo.)
February 2, 2023

Huntington Girls’ Basketball Upsets Smithtown West

The Huntington girls’ basketball team jumped out to a big lead and never looked back en route to an upset of Smithtown West, 49-38 in Louis D. Giani Gymnasium.

 Matteo Armstrong was honored earlier in the season as the Outstanding Performer at the Stanner Games.)
February 1, 2023

Blue Devils Hit Their Stride Late

The Blue Devil boys’ track and field team is hitting it’s best stride late. The Blue Devils turned in some great performances last week’s League II championships.

 The Huntington senior Peter Gaal. (Darin Reed photo (4)
January 26, 2023

Blue Devils Host Touching Ceremony for Fallen Player

There were tears in Huntington High School’s Louis D. Giani Gymnasium as the Copiague and Blue Devil varsity boys’ basketball teams prepared to begin their league game last Friday night. A brief, but touching ceremony honored the life of Carmyne Payton, a Copiague sophomore who passed away during basketball tryouts in November 2021.

 The Huntington senior Peter Gaal. (Darin Reed photo (4)
January 26, 2023

Blue Devil Fencers Celebrate Senior Day

The Huntington High School boys’ and girls’ fencing teams celebrated Senior Day in the Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School gym prior to the Blue Devils’ meet against visiting Lindenhurst.

 The Huntington Blue Devil varsity girls' basketball team. (Darin Reed photo.)
January 19, 2023

Blue Devil Swimmers Qualify for State Championships

Four Blue Devil swimmers have qualified for the New York State championships in Ithaca on March 3-4.

 The Huntington Blue Devil varsity girls' basketball team. (Darin Reed photo.)
January 19, 2023

Lauren Donaghy Lifts Blue Devils Over Brentwood

Junior Lauren Donaghy scored 14 points and added three assists to lift the Huntington girls’ basketball team over host Brentwood, 44-38.

 Christian St. John, Joe Algieri and Zach Zboray all won their matches against Northport. (Darin Reed photo.)
January 18, 2023

Blue Devils in County Dual Meet Wrestling Tournament

The Huntington varsity wrestling team will battle Islip this afternoon in the Section XI dual meet wrestling tournament at Patchogue-Medford at 4:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, go to: https://gofan.co/app/school/NYSPHSAAXI.

 First year Huntington coach Peter Lipka. (Darin Reed photo)
January 17, 2023

Borenstein’s 25 Points Carry Huntington Over Lindenhurst

Senior Hunter Borenstein poured in 25 points to carry the Huntington boys’ basketball team over visiting Lindenhurst, 45-32.

 The Alan Kuver Memorial Relay played out in Louis D. Giani Gymnasium. (Darin Reed photo.)
January 17, 2023

Blue Devil Fencers Win Alan Kuver Memorial Relay

The Huntington boys’ and girls’ fencing teams captured the Alan Kuver Memorial Relay tournament, besting nine other high schools in an all-day competition that played out in Louis D. Giani Gymnasium and two cafeterias.

 Huntington's youngest fencers were impressive at the Underclass Challenge (3)
January 6, 2023

Blue Devil Boys’ Track Stakes Claim in Events

The Huntington boys’ varsity winter track and field team used the recent vacation to lower its times and start staking out a claim as among the state’s best in various events.

 Huntington's youngest fencers were impressive at the Underclass Challenge (3)
January 5, 2023

Blue Devil Fencing to Host Tournament on Saturday

Some of Long Island’s best fencing teams will converge on Huntington High School’s Louis D. Giani Gymnasium on Saturday for the Alan Kuver Memorial Relay. The action commences at 9 a.m. and will continue throughout the day.


Winter Season Athletics Information

About the Winter 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.

Winter 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.

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Winter 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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Winter Galleries and Slideshows

Winter Season Teams and Athletes in Action

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Varsity Boys' Basketball Senior Day

February 2 2023

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Varsity Fencing Media Day

January 25 2023

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Varsity Girls' Basketball

January 19 2023

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Varsity Boys' Indoor Track

January 2023

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Varsity Boys' Basketball

January 2023

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JV Boys' Basketball

January 2023

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Alan Kuver Memorial Fencing Relay

January 2023

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Girls' Varsity Basketball Media Day

December 2022

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Boys' Wrestling @ Friar Bash

December 2022

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Girls' Basketball

December 2022

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Holiday Shopping for Kids

December 2022

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Boys' Varsity Basketball

December 2022

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Boys' Wrestling Huntington Tournament

December 2022

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Boys' Wrestling Media Day

December 2022

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Girls' Basketball vs Hills West

December 2022

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Boys' Basketball Media Day

November 2022

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