The Huntington golf team putted its way past Walt Whitman and Half Hollow Hills East on consecutive days.
Coached by Michael Marinello, the Blue Devils bested Walt Whitman, 9-0 at the Huntington Crescent Club as Tyler Gerbavsits turned in an even-par 36 performance on the front nine of the course.
The Blue Devil golf team won back to back
matches. (Darin Reed photo.)
Gerbavsits came back the next day to post a two-under-par 34 on the same nine holes to lift Huntington over Hills East, 7.5-1.5.
Blue Devil Teammates Visit Towson Univ.
Huntington football players Anthony McDonald and Clayton Jamison visited Towson University on Saturday as they began the process of considering where they want to attend college and continue their athletic careers.
They took in Towson’s football game against Villanova with Huntington Class of 2017 member and former teammate Michael Harris, who is a freshman at the Maryland school. The two Blue Devil seniors toured around the campus and will head home with plenty to think about.
H-ton Rallies to Tie Bulls
The Huntington boys’ soccer team’s eight game unbeaten streak continued as the Blue Devils tied host Smithtown West, 1-1 in Suffolk League III play.
The Bulls led at halftime, 1-0, but Huntington rallied in the second frame as Eren Aydin scored off an assist by Julien Rentch with less than five minutes remaining in the game. Goalie Nat Amato made five saves for the Blue Devils.
Ainsley Lumpe Sensational in Overtime Loss
It would have been the biggest victory of the season if the Huntington girls’ soccer team could have pulled it off. The Blue Devils went into overtime with state ranked Half Hollow Hills East, but fell, 2-1 when the Thunderbirds put a shot out of reach of exceptional freshman goalie Ainsley Lumpe with three minutes remaining in the second extra frame.
Hills East scored first in the game, but Blue Devil senior Katie Seccafico tied the score with a second half goal off an assist by Sarah White. Lumpe was sensational in the net, recording 14 saves.
Finley-7 Football Captures Season Opening Victory
The J. Taylor Finley Middle School seventh grade football team looked sharp in its first game of the season. The Falcons clicked offensively and defensively and went on to defeat Centereach-Dawnwood, 21-0.
Finley was led in the game by captains Michael Kline, Jack Koopman and Sammy Mac Arner. (Christopher Acompora, Anthony Annuziata and Jack Uvena are also team captains.)
Coaches Kevin Thorbourne and Julian Watts were quite pleased with their players’ effort and enthusiasm.
H-ton Field Hockey Falls in Shootout
The Huntington varsity field hockey team lost an overtime shootout heartbreaker to Smithtown West on Friday afternoon, 2-1.
The teams engaged in what can only be called a classic defensive battle during the first half. Neither could overcome the other’s steel curtain. The Blue Devils finally ended the stalemate when Anna Wickey put a shot past Bulls goalie Kirsten Rafferty at the 24:11 mark of the second half.
Just 12 seconds away from victory, the Blue Devils were called for a corner penalty. The clocked ticked down until time expired, but the sequence was able to play out.
After three straight Smithtown West corner plays, the Bulls were given a stroke, which Brooke Vitullo used to tie the score by blasting the shot past Huntington’s magnificent goalie Kaitlyn Sage.
As the two teams headed into a 10 minute overtime period the field was reduced to seven on seven players to encourage scoring, but neither squad was able to get the ball behind the other’s goalie.
Forced into a shootout, Huntington’s Anna Wickey scored after two misses, but Smithtown West’s Vitulli and fellow senior captains Emily Montagnino and Natalie Condzal all scored when it was their turn to give the Bulls the victory.
Blue Devil Boys’ Volleyball Captains
The Huntington varsity boys’ volleyball season is in full swing. The Blue Devils are coached by Huntington alum Todd Donaghy. The team is captained by Chris Martin, Nick Inman and David Fredericks.
Anna Wickey’s Goal is the Game Winner
The Huntington varsity field hockey team won a hard fought game when Anna Wickey took a pass from Holly Wright and put the ball past Babylon goalie Sophia Levine-Aquino to give the Blue Devils a 2-1 victory.
Megan Byrnes put Huntington on the scoreboard in the first half when she scored. Wickey’s game winner came with about 3:15 remaining in the game. Blue Devil goalie Julie Rogel recorded four saves in the cage. Levine-Aquino stopped eight shots for Babylon.
The victory improves Huntington’s record to 5-4 this fall.
Second Half Goals Propel H-ton Boys’ Soccer
The Huntington varsity boys’ soccer team overcame a stiff challenge from Copiague and turned back the Eagles, 2-0. The victory clinched a playoff berth for the Blue Devils.
After a scoreless first half, Huntington found the back of the net twice during the final frame. Carlos Reyes and Luis Ortiz scored for the Blue Devils. Freddie Amato and Alex Rivera had assists. Nat Amato made four saves to record another shutout.