Blue Devil Sports News – Feb 19, 2012
Julie Forster, a member of Huntington High School’s Class of 2009 has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District I Team announced the College Sports Information Directors of America. A business administration major, the University at Albany basketball star holds a 3.97 grade point average.
A junior forward, Forster is currently ranked among the America East Conference leaders in several categories. The Blue Devil great has led the Great Danes and league in rebounding for the whole season, currently pulling down 9.3 boards per game and is one of the team’s top scorers, chipping in with 9.4 points per game. She is also fifth in the standings in field goal percentage, shooting 45.4 percent from the floor and blocks, stopping 0.9 shots per game. She’s sixth in steals (2.1 per game) and eighth in minutes played (32.7 per game).
Forster entered this season ranked 12th in rebounding in Albany history and has worked her way up to third. She needs 212 rebounds to break the program’s all-time rebounding record and 236 to become the first player in school history to pull down 1,000 career rebounds.
District I encompasses the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont, plus parts of Canada. District I members will now appear on the national ballot and that team will be announced on Tuesday, February, 23.
At Huntington, Forster played on four different varsity teams. She made her most impressive mark in basketball, where she scored more than 1,000 points. She helped lead the Blue Devils to three straight appearances in the Suffolk finals and the 2008 county crown. A five-time varsity basketball letter winner, she won All-County and All-State honors twice as a player.
Huntington Girls Basketball
Finley Participation Report
A total of 89 student-athletes are participating in the second winter sports season at J. Taylor Finley Middle School according to a report compiled by Director of Athletics Georgia D. McCarthy.
There are 56 participants on the two boys’ teams and 33 members of the two girls’ squads. The wrestling team has a roster of 36 athletes. A total of 34 students tried out for the boys’ volleyball team and 20 made the final cut.
The eighth grade girls’ basketball team had 35 players tryout and 17 make the squad. A total of 36 students tried out for seventh grade girls’ basketball team with 16 making the roster.
Hills West Tops Blue Devils, 90-65
The Half Hollow Hills West boys’ basketball team showed why it is one of League IV’s best when it topped Huntington High School, 90-65 last week.
The Colts burst out to a 28-12 first quarter lead en route to a 46-35 halftime advantage. Hills West then outscored the Blue Devils in the second half, 44-30 to put the game away.
Patrick Reilly’s 17 points led Huntington. Kiernan McGovern dropped in 14 points. John McCarthy (12 points) and Connor Birchard (10 points) also scored in double figures.
Puca Clinches Meet
Lou Puca, a member of Huntington High School’s Class of 2011, scored the clinching points in the SUNY Cortland wrestling team’s 33-4 victory over visiting Lycoming last Saturday evening. Cortland is ranked No. 13 in NCAA Division III. Puca picked up a pin in 5:56 at 174 lbs. to help the Red Dragons improve to 16-2.
Puca was a Blue Devil mat star, finishing second in the state as a junior. He also ran on Huntington’s cross country team.
Brady at Stony Brook
Sean Brady, a member of Huntington High School’s Class of 2007, is playing for the Stony Brook University lacrosse team this year. The 6’ 195 lb. goalie is 23 years old and previously spent three years at Duke University.
With Brady in goal, Huntington went 42-1 over the two-year period. He earned high school All-American honors. Brady’s father played lacrosse at Alfred University.
The Huntington grade will wear No. 22 for the Seawolves.
JV Girls’ BB Wins Close One
The Huntington JV girls’ basketball team is hitting its stride as the season winds down. The Blue Devils edged visiting Half Hollow Hills West, 44-39. The final outcome was up in the air until the final seconds, when Huntington finally put the game away for good.
Goldstein in the Leader
The Huntington boys’ swimming and diving team finished third in the league championships. Senior Jake Goldstein now has the best time in the state this winter in the 100 yard breaststroke. Goldstein is headed to Yale University in the fall.
Senior Night Loss for Blue Devils
West Babylon edged the Huntington High School boys’ basketball team on Senior Night, 82-77 before a crowd of about 200 in Louis D. Giani Gymnasium.
Huntington led 20-19 after the first quarter and was ahead 36-31 at halftime. But, the Eagles outscored the Blue Devils in the second half, 51-41 and held out late-charging Huntington.
Ty Herion led the Blue Devils with 20 points. Pat Reilly (19 points), John McCarthy (14 points) and Kiernan McGovern (12 points) also scored in double figures. Jack Forster (six points), Kenny McCarthy (four points) and Connor Birchard (two points) added to Huntington’s offense.