The Huntington varsity boys’ cross country team is planning ahead for next fall after finishing the season with a 3-3 mark under first year head coach John Romano.
Huntington senior Kathryn Montefusco did her best to shake off illness as the Blue Devil great swam to All-State honors in two events at the New York State Swimming & Diving Championships in Rochester.
The Huntington varsity boys’ soccer team wrapped up a rebuilding season with a trip to the Suffolk playoffs where the Blue Devils dropped a close decision to rival Commack, one of the top teams in the county.
The 27-player strong Huntington High School boys’ junior varsity soccer team proved to be a formidable opponent this past fall. The Blue Devils compiled a 9-3-3 record.
Six Huntington High School football players won post-season awards after turning in fine seasons for the Blue Devils. They will be feted at an upcoming county awards dinner.
The Huntington varsity girls’ volleyball team carved a very nice season, winning seven matches and missing the playoffs by the slimmest of margins.
The Huntington High School girls’ tennis team celebrated a great season at the county awards dinner at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook. Seven Blue Devils captured awards. They were joined at the festive evening by their parents and head coach Jamie Fishlow.
Huntington High School’s boys’ and girls’ cross country teams celebrated their seniors at the county divisional races at Sunken Meadow State Park. The Blue Devils honored Matthew Armstrong, Ian Rotunno, Nick Seitz, Justin Perez-Castillo and Talia Addeo.
Huntington High School’s collaboration with neighboring Harborfields to field a combined gymnastics team succeeded beyond anyone’s wildest expectations as five Blue Devils joined forces with the Tornadoes to win the league title.
Junior Reese Rinaldi and seniors Gianna Forte and Hope Bilkey all claimed All-League honors and helped pace the Huntington High School varsity girls’ soccer team this fall.
Fresh off its winningest season ever, the Huntington High School varsity field hockey team will host a free clinic for Huntington UFSD students currently enrolled in grades 6-8 on Monday, November 14 from 4-5:30 p.m. on the turf athletic field. No registration is necessary.
Huntington sophomore Will Fallon took on Suffolk’s best and came through with an All-County performance to lead the Blue Devil varsity golf team this fall.
Huntington freshman Kiley Barch paced the Blue Devil varsity girls’ cross country team this fall. The teenager’s best time saw her cover the 2.5 mile race course in 18:31.
Kathryn Montefusco will be making a fourth trip to the state swimming and diving finals in Rochester after the Huntington High School senior turned in a series of exceptional performances at the Suffolk League I championships at Hauppauge last week.
The Huntington football team saved its best for last, topping visiting Copiague on the final day of the regular season, 42-0 as the Blue Devils celebrated Senior Day before a loud crowd of parents, family members and friends.
Seventh grader Janita Files and freshman Mia Kaufman played their way to All-County honors to help lift the Huntington High School girls’ tennis team to an overall record of 8-5 (7-4 in the league).
It’s the Blue Devils’ battle cry before every game: “Who do you play for? Huntington. Who do you play for? Huntington.” Senior Abby Pawlak shouts the questions and her teammates answer her. The Huntington girls’ field hockey team went on to respond with a school record 14 victories this fall, but the Blue Devils came up just short in the Suffolk Final Four when second seeded Ward Melville edged the blue-and-white, 2-0.
The Huntington junior varsity girls’ volleyball team took it slow this fall. It was a first time experience in the sport for many of the players so time was devoted to building a good foundation of the skills involved in it.
A strong group of core players paced the Huntington junior varsity girls’ soccer team this fall. The 17 player squad was captained by Jenna Italiano and Sophie Carlson and coached by high school physical education teacher Maria Canino.
One year removed from reaching the Section XI championship game, the Huntington boys’ soccer team will travel to Commack on Tuesday for a playoff game at 2 p.m.
A new coach and many new faces came together to help the Huntington junior varsity field hockey team enjoy a successful and competitive season and set the stage for future success.
The Huntington field hockey team recovered from an early scare to win its final game of the regular season at Sachem North on Tuesday night, 4-1. The victory was the Blue Devils’ thirteenth of the fall, setting a new single season win record.
The Huntington High School junior varsity girls’ tennis team compiled a 6-5 mark this fall against the JV teams of many of Suffolk’s top programs.
A pair of second half goals by Kaci McDonald and ironclad defense helped the Huntington field hockey team shutout Lindenhurst, 4-0 on Senior Day at Blue Devil Stadium.
An exceptional mix of seniors and underclassmen propelled the Huntington varsity girls’ tennis team to an exciting 7-0 victory over visiting Deer Park in the opening round of the Section XI playoffs on Wednesday afternoon at the Coach Cuppernull Courts complex.
The Huntington girls’ tennis team celebrated the careers of its five seniors before taking to the courts and overwhelming Smithtown West in league play, 5-2. The victory improved the Blue Devils’ record to 8-5 overall. Huntington has qualified for the playoffs.
Five seniors who have given their all to the Huntington High School girls’ volleyball program were celebrated last Friday night at Senior Day in Louis D. Giani Gymnasium.
The Huntington boys’ cross country team is sprinting to the finish line of the season with continuing high hopes for success. In senior Matteo Armstrong, the Blue Devils has one of the best runners in the county, if not the state along with several other athletes who have been notching personal bests during meets and invitationals.
When it comes to community service and helping others who are desperately in need of a helping hand, Huntington High School girls’ tennis players are all in. The Blue Devils are joining forces with their friends at neighboring Cold Spring Harbor to raise monies to benefit the efforts of Pink Aid Long Island, which provides critical financial assistance to those battling breast cancer.
Senior Laurel Bonn’s two goals lifted the Huntington varsity field hockey team to an upset victory over Smithtown East on its home field this past Saturday, 2-0.
Tuesday night under the lights. It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? The Huntington varsity boys’ soccer team will host powerful North Babylon tonight at Manor Park at 6 p.m. The Blue Devils will bring an overall mark of 7-4-1 into the game. The Bulldogs are 9-3-1.
It wasn’t Matteo Armstrong’s fastest performance this fall, but it still was mighty impressive. The Huntington High School cross country star won the Suffolk Officials Invitational at Sunken Meadow State Park on Saturday, easily besting the field of 160 runners.
The Huntington varsity girls’ volleyball team will celebrate Senior Day today (Friday) prior to a must-win showdown with powerful North Babylon. The Blue Devils, who are in the midst of a playoff drive, have returned to the friendly confines of Louis D. Giani Gymnasium, which reopened earlier this week after a long project that saw the entire floor replaced.
The Huntington football team will look to win its second straight game when it hosts Smithtown East on Saturday at Blue Devil Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m.
It was a spirit of volunteerism and love for their community that motivated Huntington High School junior varsity girls’ soccer players to give up hours of their free time at last weekend’s 9/11 Heroes Run in the Huntington Harbor area.
Laurel Bonn continued her hot play by notching a hat trick at Riverhead last Saturday. The Huntington senior’s three goals along with goals by Charlotte Curtin and Tessie Maerz led the Blue Devils to a 5-1 victory, which improved the team’s record to 7-2.
Matteo Armstrong turned in an impressive performance at the Six Flags Wild Safari Invitational in New Jersey on Saturday. The Huntington senior covered the 5K course in what’s believed to be a new Blue Devil record time of 15:59.69 to finish fourth in a field of 100 in his race.
Gianna Forte scored two goals and added two assists and Devon St. John also scored twice and tallied an assist to propel the Huntington varsity girls’ soccer team past visiting Copiague, 6-1 in a rare night game played at Manor Park in Huntington Station.
Seniors Laurel Bonn and Grace Agrillo have been named to Newsday’s Top 50 Long Island field hockey players this fall. The duo has helped Huntington get off to a great start. The Blue Devils are ranked No. 3 in Suffolk.
Few people dislike losing more than Steve Muller and Anthony Annunziata. But the Huntington High School varsity football head coach and the team’s quarterback are also both realists. The Blue Devils graduated more than 20 seniors last June and need time to rebuild their ranks and gain the experience needed to challenge some of the best squads in Suffolk.
The Huntington varsity field hockey team has been a well-oiled machine through the first five games of the season. The Blue Devils improved to 5-0 when they bested Commack on its home field on Thursday afternoon.
Five Blue Devil girls’ gymnasts are enjoying a great experience as members of the newly combined Harborfields-Huntington varsity team.
The Huntington varsity girls’ volleyball team improved its record to 4-1 by topping Copiague, 25,10, 25-23 and 25-10 earlier this week. The Blue Devils are now set to enter a more challenging stretch of the schedule.
The combined Huntington-Walt Whitman-Harborfields-John H. Glenn girls’ swimming and diving squad is what’s known around Section XI as a super team. Many high schools have combined for both boys’ and girls’ swimming and that includes the Blue Devils
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 gyms at Huntington High School and J. Taylor Finley Middle School and atop the press box at Blue Devil Stadium.
Huntington High School varsity athletic teams will be led by a dynamic group of captains this fall. The 11 separate Blue Devil squads are all striving for success. Every team has been practicing since August 22 and many have already climbed high in the standings of their respective league.
Grace Agrillo scored off an assist by Laurel Bonn to lift the Huntington varsity field hockey team to a 3-2 overtime victory over West Islip at Blue Devil Stadium.
The Huntington varsity football team will take the field for its 99th season when it travels to North Babylon for the season opener on Saturday. Kick-off is set for 1 p.m. This is Steve Muller’s 27th season as head coach. His staff includes Kevin Graham, Dan Basil, Antoine Swain, James Byrnes and Kevin Thorbourne. Practice commenced August 22. The team had a game scrimmage last Friday at Harborfields.
When seniors Hope Bilkey and Gianna Forte take the field it’s with a take-no-prisoners mentality. The two Huntington High School varsity girls’ soccer team captains play to win.
Coming off their best season in 57 years, the Huntington varsity boys’ soccer team is going into battle with an almost entirely new cast. But after winning two-of-three games to open the 2022 campaign, the Blue Devils are confident they have enough horsepower to compete in perhaps the toughest league in New York State.
The first time Charlotte Curtin had a field hockey stick in her hand she ended up at the hospital a short time later. But on Friday, the Huntington High School sophomore scored the game winning goal in overtime to lift the Blue Devil varsity over host Connetquot, 2-1.
The Blue Devil varsity girls’ volleyball team opened the season with shutout victories over Comsewogue and Amityville. Huntington cruised past both teams by identical 3-0 scores.
It’s all about winning while having fun for the Huntington varsity field hockey team. The Blue Devils are coming off a very successful season, but they want more; much more. With a roster filled with veterans, the squad has set its sights high for 2022.
The Huntington High School boys’ golf team is in the midst of preparations for its first match. Practices kicked off at 6:45 a.m. this past Monday at Sunken Meadow State Park.
The Huntington varsity field hockey team has many stars. The Blue Devils are coming off a 12-win season and are seeded No. 3 in Suffolk. One of the best and most essential players is goalkeeper Carlee Schultz.
In an age of sport specialization, Huntington High School coaches are working together to encourage students to once again take up the challenge of being a multi or even three-sport athlete, a once relatively common occurrence that has increasingly become rare.
Caelan Clayton, Sydney Cordeiro and Ainsley Proctor were all recognized in a very special way at the 54th annual Blue Devil senior athletic awards ceremony in the Huntington High School auditorium.
The fall athletic season officially gets underway on Monday, August 22 at Huntington High School. Student-athletes can choose from among 11 different sports, including gymnastics for the first time since the 1980s.
The Huntington High School junior varsity and varsity girls’ volleyball teams will take the court for their first practice on Monday, August 22 at 7:30 a.m. The Blue Devils will be practicing and holding their matches at J. Taylor Finley Middle School.
The Huntington High School boys’ and girls’ cross country teams are inviting anyone entering grades 9-12 to join the Blue Devil running program. No experience is necessary. Practices will begin on Monday, August 22 at 7:30 a.m. The teams will gather outside the front entrance to the gym.
The Huntington High School boys’ soccer team is ready for a challenge this fall after reaching the Suffolk championship game last year for the first time in 57 seasons. The Blue Devils will take the field for the first day of practice on Monday, August 22 at 7:30 a.m. at the Manor Park turf field at East 5th Street in Huntington Station.
A new season is approaching and Blue Devil athletes and coaches are eagerly anticipating the beginning of tryouts and practice sessions on Monday, August 22.
The Huntington High School football team is ready to take the field for its 99th season. Practice kicks-off on Monday, August 22 at 7:30 a.m. Nine coaches have been appointed to guide the varsity, junior varsity and J. Taylor Finley Middle School gridiron squads.
Huntington High School’s new girls’ gymnastics team is ready to flip. The Blue Devils are combining with the existing program at nearby Harborfields to field a joint team this fall. The two districts already collaborate in sponsoring girls’ and boys’ swimming and diving teams.
The fall sports season is on the horizon at Huntington High School as athletes and coaches begin preparations for the start of tryouts/practices on Monday, August 22.
Huntington High School students looking to have a ton of fun this fall are being encouraged to consider joining the Blue Devil girls’ swimming and diving team. Practice begins outdoors on Monday, August 22 at the Head of the Bay Club.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All students are expected to pass all subjects. Passing physical education is a requirement for participation in interscholastic sports. Failure to maintain a passing average in all other subjects may result in being placed on probation from the activity, until improvement is displayed, as judged by the Athletic Director. Students on probation will be required to attend study sessions to concentrate on the subject failed. Participation may or may not continue during the probation. Continued academic failure may result in being suspended from the activity.
As an athlete, you are responsible for the care and the return of all athletic equipment that is issued to you. Any equipment that you do not return must be paid for. Failure to return or pay for equipment issued to you will result in your not being permitted to try out for the next sport season. In addition, if you have in your possession any athletic equipment that has not been issued to you, it could result in the immediate suspension from the team you are participating on. Such items should be turned into the Athletic Office immediately. These rules will be enforced to protect the community’s investment in the athletic program.
No athletic equipment is to be worn without the consent of the coach. Athletic uniforms are NOT to be worn during physical education class. If the student-athlete fails to return or pay for uniforms at the end of a season, he/she may not be eligible to try out for the next sport season.
The school district is not responsible for personal property. It is recommended that all valuables be left at home. Students must provide their own lock to store items in team locker rooms.
The district requires that a Transportation Release Form be completed, signed by a parent/guardian and returned to the athletic office at least 24 hours prior to the contest each time the release of a student-athlete is sought from the return transportation provided by the district.
It is important for athletes to remember that participation is a privilege that is not to be abused by unsportsmanlike conduct. The District athlete is to demonstrate self-control and respect for other students, teammates, other athletes, officials, and spectators at all times. District athletes are expected to treat opponents with respect before, during and after competitions. Congratulations, shaking hands and other acts of good sportsmanship are expected.
Students are expected to display good citizenship during the school day, on the athletic field, and in the community. You are representing the school district, so you are expected to act accordingly. Behavior that is less than acceptable will lead to temporary or permanent suspension from the team.
All student athletes must comply with the District’s Code of Conduct in addition to the Athlete’s Code of Conduct.
Hazing, defined as any activity directed against another for the purpose of initiation into any school district sponsored activity, organization, club or team, is a form of harassment whether it is physical or verbal. It is prohibited and should not be condoned by a victim, coach, staff, school administration, fellow students and especially team members. Any student found to have committed an act of harassment against any student in the District, including team members, will be faced with disciplinary action which may include suspension from their athletic team and suspension from school. Team members are fully expected to notify a coach and other school officials if any such behavior is observed.
An athlete may not use or be in possession of alcohol, tobacco or illegal substances such as illicit drugs or steroids at any time. An athlete may not use prescription drugs that have been prescribed for another person. Any student found to use alcohol, tobacco, or any illegal drug on or off school property at any time, including weekends, during the sport season will be suspended from participating in that sport. You have a commitment to your team not only during and after school, but also in the evening and on weekends. If a student-athlete discloses and informs a coach or other school official about his/her substance abuse problem, suspension may be waived if the athlete is willing to take active steps to remedy the problem.
Foul language and insulting remarks are not permissible. Students will not be permitted to fight or strike teammates and opponents unless in the context of a contact sport where such physical conduct is required or permitted. Athletes are expected to obey a coach’s directions. Disobedience, unwarranted comments, and other insubordinate behavior may interfere with the coach’s ability to conduct a practice and may distract from the time a coach should spend for the purpose of the team. Athletes are expected to communicate with coaches before or after practice to avoid distracting team practices and team goals. Athletes are expected to follow the rules and protocol of their sport and should not intentionally violate the rules of the sport that they are playing during practice or competition.
As a representative of the Department of Athletics and the Huntington Union Free School District, you are always in the public eye. Please keep the following in mind as you participate on social networking web sites:
Spectators are an important aspect of the District’s Athletic program and enhance the accomplishments of the individual athletes. Spectators are expected to conform to the accepted standards of sportsmanship and may never distract from the accomplishments of the District’s athletes. Spectators are capable of creating a negative impression of the District’s athletic program and embarrassing District athletes. The following rules of conduct must be followed by all spectators:
These rules and regulations will be enforced. They have been devised to help maintain the integrity of the athletic program here in Huntington and to help each and every student athlete have a safe, successful and enjoyable athletic experience.
Beginning in the seventh grade, in order to remain eligible to participate in co-curricular activities, a student who fails two or more subjects on the informals, quarterly grade reports and/or June final grades shall be required to attend extra help before, during or after the school day. Extra help is defined as attending a set number of minutes per week per subject of tutorial assistance. A teacher certified in the required subject area must administer extra help. If no such teacher can be scheduled, the building administration will arrange for alternative tutoring. Extra help shall continue until the student is failing less than two courses. A student failing physical education, even if it is the only course failed, shall not participate in extracurricular sports.
Students, teachers, advisors and coaches will be notified in writing of the failures. Upon notification, tutorial support will be put in place for the students as will the use of daily/weekly student progress reports. The written student notification will state the effective date of ineligibility. The student has the opportunity to appeal before the Eligibility Committee. Such a committee will be selected from administrators, counselors, teachers, advisors, coaches, and will closely review student progress to determine terms of eligibility or ineligibility for each student reviewed.
A school-sponsored student organization has the right to establish criteria for membership provided such criteria are relevant to the purpose and activities of that group.
|Romano||John||Head, Boys' Cross-Country||631-673-2018|
|Jackson||Mark||Head, Girls' Cross-Country||631-673-2018|
|Wright||Kathleen||Head, Varsity Field Hockey||631-673-2018|
|Conlon||Allison||Asst., Varsity Field Hockey||631-673-2018|
|Stanford||Hildi||Head, JV Field Hockey||631-673-2018|
|Muller||Steve||Head, Varsity Football||631-673-2018|
|Basil||Kevin||Asst., Varsity Football||631-673-2018|
|Graham||Kevin||Asst., Varsity Football||631-673-2018|
|Swain||Antoine||Asst., Varsity Football||631-673-2018|
|Byrnes||James||Head, JV Football||631-673-2018|
|Thorbourne||Kevin||Asst, JV Football||631-673-2018|
|Marinello||Michael||Head, Varsity Golf||631-673-2018|
|Lazzarini||Jacqueline||Head, Girls' Gymnastics||631-673-2018|
|Pagano||John||Head, Boys' Varsity Soccer||631-673-2018|
|Suarez||Jason||Asst., Boys' JV Soccer||631-673-2018|
|Alfaro-Garcia||Jose||Head, Boys' JV Soccer||631-673-2018|
|Walsh||John||Head, Girls' Varsity Soccer||631-673-2018|
|Tannazzo||Vincent||Asst., Girls' Varsity Soccer||631-673-2018|
|Canino||Maria||Head, Girls' JV Soccer||631-673-2018|
|Helmke||Chris||Head, Girls' Varsity Swimming||631-673-2018|
|McConnell||Meg||Asst., Girls' Varsity Swimming||631-673-2018|
|Fishlow||Jamie||Head, Girls' Varsity Tennis||631-673-2018|
|Mininni||Eric||Head, Girls' JV Tennis||631-673-2018|
|Donaghy||Todd||Head, Girls' Varsity Volleyball||631-673-2018|
|Blackburn||Lauren||Head, Girls' JV Volleyball||631-673-2018|
Mascot: Blue Devils
Facilities: Louis D. Giani Gymnasium
Blue Devil Stadium
Coach Cupp Tennis Complex
Director: James M. Hoops
Coordinator: Michael Marinello
Ath Secretary: Nicole Haas
Ath Secretary: Rosemary Fleming
1-631-673-2017 Athletic Director
1-631-673-2018 Athletic Office
School Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.