2014 News 

September  27-28, 2014  15-16  Action Shots

September  27-28, 2014  Varsity Action Shots

September  27-28, 2014  JV Action Shots

September  20-21, 2014  JV Action Shots

September  20-21, 2014  Varsity Action Shots

2013

 

News  

November 10th Varsity Superbowl

 In one of the most exciting Super Bowls in Knights history, the Cardinals defeated the Seahawks 20-14.  The Cardinals scored first on two 15 yard runs by Dom Castiglione and Joe Donohue and a complete pass from Dom Castiglione to Joe Donohue who ran it in for the touchdown.    The Seahawks came right back when Matt Melio caught a 20 yard pass and then Pete Grabowski caught a  20 yard touchdown pass from Chris Catiore in the end zone  .  The Cardinals scored again when Marco Campanella caught a 20 yard pass from Dom and then John Castiglione caught a 10 yard pass in the end zone for the touchdown.   The Seahawks did not waste a minute and came right back to tie the game when Chris Catiore handed off to Peter Grabowski and Peter ran the ball forty yards for a touchdown.    The score was 14-14 after the half.   Both teams had offensive drives right after the half but did not score Jonathan Visitini caught a 30 yard pass from Dom to get the Cardinals within striking distance but the Seahawks held them.  The Seahawks drove on runs by Matt Melio, Chris Catiore and a 10 yard complete pass to Vin Cammilleri but the Cardinals held them.  Late in the third quarter, the Cardinals score again when John Castiglione picked off a pass and  Dom Castiglione hit Antonio Solimine with a 20 yard pass followed by a Joe Donohue 15 yard run.  Finally Dom Castiglione hit Andrew Degregorio with a 20 yard touchdown pass  in the end zone.    With the score 20-14, the Seahawks threatened when Chris Catiore was forced over the line of scrimmage by rusher Matt McCarthy to push the Seahawks back to mid field and spoil their chance to tie the game at that point.    Late in the fourth quarter, the Seahawks once again had the ball and threatened to score but John Castiglione again intercepted the ball and that was the end of the game. 

November 9th and 10th Rookie and JV Superbowls

November 9th and 10th Varsity Division playoffs

 

November 2nd and 3rd playoff action Rookie Division

November 2nd and 3rd playoff action Varsity Division

 

November 2nd and 3rd playoff action Junior Varsity Division

October 26 2013 Clinic Division Action shots

October 26 2013 Rookie Division Action shots

October 26 2013 Junior Varsity Action shots

 

October 26 2013 Varsity Action shots

October 20 2013 Varsity Action shots

September 20th to October 20 2013 Varsity Action shots

October 20 2013 Junior Varsity Action shots

September 20th to October 20 2013 Junior Varsity Action shots

September 20th to October 20 2013 Rookie Action shots

 

October 12 2013 Varsity Action shots

October 12 2013 Junior Varsity Action shots

October 12 2013 Rookie Action shots

October 12 2013 Clinic Action shots

October 6 2013 Varsity Action shots

October 6 2013 Junior Varsity Action shots

 

October 6 2013 Clinic Action shots

September 28 2013 Clinic Action shots

September 28 2013 Rookie Action shots

September 28 2013 Varsity Action shots

September 28 2013 Junior Varsity Action shots

September 22 2013 Junior Varsity Action shots

September 22 2013 Rookie Division action shots 

September 22 2013 Varsity Division action shots 

September 14th 2013 Rookie Division action shots

September 14th 2013 Varsity Division action shots

2012 News

November 17th JV Patriots and Varsity Eagles win Super Bowls

November 10th and 11th Playoff Action Shots

Rookie Division and Super Bowl

Varsity Division

Junior Varsity Division

November 3rd and 4th Action Shots

Junior Varsity Division

Varsity Division

October 20th and 21st Action Shots

Clinic Division

Junior Varsity Division

Varsity Division

October 13th and 14th Action Shots

Rookie Division

Clinic Division

October 6th and 7th Action Shots

Rookie Division

Varsity Division

Junior Varsity Division

October 7th and 8th Action Shots

Clinic Division

Varsity Division

Junior Varsity Division

September 29th and 30th  2012 Action Shots

Varsity Division

Clinic Division

Rookie Division  

Junior Varsity Division

September 22nd and 23rd 2012 Action Shots

Varsity Division

Clinic Division

Rookie Division

Junior Varsity Division

September 15th and 16th 2012 Action Shots

Clinic Division

Junior Varsity Division

Varsity Division

2011 News

May 19th 2012 - JV AD VARSITY FOOTBALL DINNER

The DHAA/St. Bernadette Flag Football program held their awards dinner this past Saturday for the Junior Varsity and Varsity Divisions.  The dinner  was held at St. Bernadette's cafeteria and was catered by Dnetto's.  There were about 170 people at the dinner.   The Jets in the Junior Varsity Division and the Bears in the Varsity division were presented with their championship jackets and trophies from Coach Bob Tarallo & Vin Vittiburga for the Jets and Cody Mangano and Steven Lowe for the Bears.  Mark Wilson  presented the  Anthony Corso award to Joseph Gentile for his entire exemplary sports career with the Knights and his tiredless efforts with our youngest kids in the organization.  The Knights Varsity division director’s award was given to Justin Lentini and the Junior Varsity award was given to Joseph Hasson.  These awards are given to the players that portray the characteristics that represent what the Knights are all about.  These qualities include  good citizenship, sportsmanship, loyalty, honesty and good character.  We are very proud of Joseph Gentile, Justin Lentini and Joseph Hasson.  The playoff MVPs went to Nicholas Tarallo & Daniel Vittiburga in the Junior Varsity  division and Jesse Mangano in the Varsity Division.  All of the coaches made the presentation of the awards very special with comments about what each kid did that was terrific during the season.

November 19th and 20th Action Shots

Varsity Division Super Bowl Nov 20th 2011- Bears win

JV Division Super Bowl Nov 19, 2011- Jets win

November 12th and 13th Action Shots

Rookie Division Super Bowl Nov 13, 2011

DHAA ROOKIE SUPERBOWL – EAGLES 28 DOLPHINS 7

The Eagles played the Dolphins in the Rookie Super bowl today.  It was a beautiful day for a championship game.  The Eagles led by Coach Mike Caso received the ball first.  Quarterback Gabriel Caso was totally on today.  He hit wide receiver Sal Martucci three times in a row to get to the 10 yard line and then Marc Benvenuto caught a pass up the middle for the touchdown to give the Eagles a 7-0 lead.  The Dolphins drove on their first possession led by Chris Hutra, Gianna Degregorio and George Boutsikakis.    Chris hit Matt Denisco for a 10 yard pass and then hit Gianna for another 10 yards.  The Eagles were able to hold them by some great defensive tackles by Vito Demonte, Anthony Parker and Marc Benvenuto.  The Eagles scored again when Gabriel Caso took a handoff from Angelo Martucci and ran the entire field for a touchdown.  Before the end of the half, the Dolphins scored on a 40 yard bomb from Gianna Degregorio to Chris Hutra for the touchdown.  The second half opened up with some great defense by The Dolphins with some nice tackles by John Vonweken and Angelo Martucci.  The Dolphins also had some nice tackles by Charles Torres and Harris Rosado.  Joseph Fanelli and Michael Dicamillo did a superb job rushing for the Dolphins to keep the pressure on the quarterback for the Eagles, Gabriel Caso.  Late in the third quarter, Angelo Martucci again handed the ball off to Gabriel Caso at the 20 yard line, Gabriel went 60 yards through 6 defenders to score another touchdown for the Eagles to make the score 21-7.   On the next Eagle drive, Antonio Silva took a handoff and ran the ball 20 yards.  Vito Demonte took a handoff and ran the ball 10 yards.  On the Dolphins next drive, Chris Hutra had a nice 15 yard run and then Harris Rosado caught a 20 yard pass up the middle but the Dolphins could not score.    Towards the end of the 4th quarter, Gabriel Caso again worked his magic and took a handoff from Angelo and ran 60 yards for a touchdown to make the score 28-7. 

Rookie Division - Pass, Kick and Catch Competition

   The DHAA held its Rookie division skills competition. Players competed in passing, kicking & receiving drills. They threw for accuracy at targets, kicked for distance and ran routes catching passes. Gabriel Caso won the passing competition accumulating the most points. Gianna Degregorio won the kicking competition with the longest yards and Angelo Fogliano and Joseph Rowdis tied in the receiving competition, equally catching the most passes.

Rookie Division - Playoffs

JV Division - Playoffs

Varsity Division - Playoffs

November 5th and 6th Action Shots

Clinic Division

Varsity Division

Junior Varsity Division

Rookie Division

October 23rd Action Shots

Varsity Division

Junior Varsity Division

October 22nd and 23rd Clinic Action Shots

Junior Varsity Division

October 15th and 16th Clinic Action Shots

Rookie Division

Junior Varsity Division

Varsity Division

October 8th and 9th Action Shots

Clinic Division

Rookie Division

Junior Varsity Division

Varsity Division

October 1st and 2nd Action Shots

Clinic Division

Rookie Division

Junior Varsity Division

Varsity Division

September 24th and 25th 2011 Action Shots

Clinic

Rookie Division

Junior Varsity Division

Varsity Division

September 17th and 18th 2011 Action Shots

Clinic

Rookie Division

The Jets scored first when Angelo Fogliano hit Trevor Lane with a 20 yard bomb that Trevor ran into the end zone.  That was the only scoring in the first quarter.  At the start of the second quarter, Angelo again found Trevor Lane wide open deep for the touchdown.  Dominick Speranza had two 15 yard runs for the Seahawks and Christian Gonzalez ran 40 yards for another great run for the Seahawks.  In the fourth Quarter, Michael Vaccaro made a superb tackle to prevent the Jets from scoring on 4th down.  With time running against the Seahawks, Gianfranco Iacobucci intercepted a pass and ran it for 10 yards.  Christian Gonzalez ran the very next play 40 yards for the first Seahawk touchdown.  The Jets increased their lead when Angelo found Sal Sorrentino up the middle and Sal ran the ball in for the touchdown.  Final Jets 21 – Seahawks 7. 

 The Seahawks avenged their lost from the prior day.  Christian Gonzalez started the offense off for the Seahawks with a spectacular 30 yard run.  In the second quarter, Gianfranco had a nice 20 yard pass completion and Christian Gonzalez caught a 30 yard pass.  Michael Vaccaro completed the scoring for the Seahawks when he hit Chris Nanas for the touchdown.  The Seahawks scored on the 4th quarter as well when Chris nanas caught a 30 yard pass from James Cona and Anna Nanas took a handoff right into the end zone to put the Seahawks up 14-0 

JV Division

 

The Panthers scored quickly when Nicholas Cona hit Justin Yip with a 20 yard touchdown pass.  Although the Steelers did not score I the first quarter, Michael Napolitano ran a throw off 30 yards and and Raymond Donohue had a superb 15 yard run.  At the start of the second quarter, Matt McCarthy and Nicholas Cona each completed two nice 20 yards passes and finally Nick hit Matthew in the end zone for the touchdown.   Richard Fodera intercepted the extra point play and ran it in for the Steelers.  In the third quarter, there were two great interceptions, one by Matt McCarthy and the other by Richard Fodera.  Towards the end of the quarter, The Panthers again scored when Nicholas Cona hit Antonio Solimine with a 20 yard pass.  The Steelers scored when Matthew Maher hit Richard Fodera with a 30 yard pass.  Final Score Panthers 25 – Steelers 8

 

Varsity Division

The Seahawks scored quickly when Joe Donohue took a handoff and ran 40 yards for the touchdown.   At the start of the second quarter, Michael Galbo caught a 20 yard pass from James Pisciotta and on the very next play James ran an option and scored.  The Seahawks came right back with another great touchdown pass completion to Joe Donohue.  Michael Galbo had a nice 40 yard run on the throw off for the Vikings and they scored on the next play.   When the Seahawks went back to offense, Justin Lentini threw a 30 yard bomb to Thomas Danna to put the Seahawks up by a touchdown.   The Seahawks score again when Antonio Barone found Dylan Morano in the end zone for the touchdown.  The Vikings did not give up.  They quickly scored again when Wiley Lane caught a 30 yard pass and Peter Pisciotta score the touchdown on a 20 yard pass.    Final score Seahawks 24 Vikings 22

 

 

September 4th 2011

The Clinic kids gathered for the second week for practice drills before they open their season.  Our kids did their normal warm up drills and then jogged around the entire park twice.  They practiced catching the football after running some basic patterns.  They practiced how to throw a football using throwing targets .  Lastly they practiced the proper way to line up an offensive player for a tackle.

August 21st 2011

 The DHAA St. Bernadette Knights opened up it’s 13th NFL Flag football season this past weekend.  The Rookie, JV and Varsity divisions met both Sat and Sun to begin getting in shape for their 15 game season.  Coaches Marty Valenti worked on many different Calisthenics with the three divisions while Peter McCarthy worked on Pass Patterns and Defense with the kids as well.  Joe Girgenti began his Quarterback Clinics that will continue on for the remainder of the season.   The Football committee led by Kevin Hunter began evaluating the talent to begin the difficult task of making even teams. 

The Dyker Heights Athletic Association’s football program began 13 years ago over a decade ago with two teams coming down to 17th Avenue Park once a week to play a game or two. Today, over 18 teams, in four different divisions flood into the park.   What sets our league aside from others is not only our attention to the whole player, but also our association with the NFL. Our association with the NFL not only allows us to use their jerseys and equipment, but it also serves as a foundation for our rules and regulations. Since the inception of the program, parents have rightfully asked how safe it is. The NFL Flag Football program is not about blocking or tackling, and its rules specifically forbid such action. Its rules are designed to promote the fundamentals of the game.

Those looking to make high school teams learn the fundamentals at our program, and many coaches remark on how well prepared DHAA players are for high school football. Each division in our program is unique. The clinic is the foundation of our program. It is in this division that players, from ages five to six, learn the fundamentals of the game. Every Sunday morning dedicated coaches run drills that focus on, among other things, throwing, catching, and flag-pulling.  Towards the end of the season, the clinic progresses into games in preparation for the rookie division. The rookie division, for seven and eight year-olds, is where players begin learning how to adapt to the fast-paced game of flag football. In the rookie division, the children play games, but the rules allow for the games to be stopped so the coaches can instruct players. The rookie division schedule is also devised so that there are division-wide practices three times during the season, where coaches can collaborate and devise drills based on how the season is progressing. The Junior Varsity division, comprised of children ages nine through eleven, and the Varsity division, which runs from ages 12-15, are where the hard work of the clinic and rookie divisions finally pays off. During the fifteen-game season, both divisions include action-packed games where a two-point conversion or fourth-down attempt may decide a game.

March 26TH 2011 CLINIC AND ROOKIE AWARDS LUNCHEON

The DHAA/St. Bernadette Flag Football program held their awards Luncheon this Saturday for the Clinic and Rookie Divisions.  The luncheon was held at St. Bernadette's cafeteria and the awesome breakfast came from Dnetto's (Thanks Sal).  There were about 130 people present.   The Rookie Champions - Dolphins  - coached by Mike Caso received their championship jackets and trophies.    All of the coaches made the presentation of the awards very special with comments about what each kid did that was terrific during the season.       We thank everyone for another great football season.

March 5th 2011 JV AND VARSITY AWARDS NIGHT 

The DHAA/St. Bernadette Flag Football program held their awards dinner this Saturday for the Junior Varsity and Varsity Divisions.  The dinner  was held at St. Bernadette's cafeteria and was catered by Dnetto's.  There were about 170 people at the dinner.   The Seahawks in the Junior Varsity Division and the Vikings in the Varsity division were presented with their championship jackets and trophies from Coach Kevin Hunter and Coach Patrick McCarthy.   Mark Wilson  presented the  Anthony Corso award to Giovanni Rocco for his entire exemplary sports career with the Knights.  The Knights Varsity division director’s award was given to Michael Mastrogiulio and the Junior Varsity award was given to Daniel Taute.  These awards are given to the players that portray the characteristics that represent what the Knights are all about.  These qualities include  good citizenship, sportsmanship, loyalty, honesty and good character.  We are very proud of Tyler, Thomas and Joseph.  The playoff MVPs went to Peyton Lane in the Junior Varsity  division and Cody Mangano in the Varsity Division.  All of the coaches made the presentation of the awards very special with comments about what each kid did that was terrific during the season.     

NOVEMBER 28TH TURKEY BOWLS AT TOTTENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL FIELD - OUR TEAMS VS. 911 MEMORIAL LEAGUE TEAMS

NOVEMBER 14TH

CLINIC DIVISION - ACTION SHOTS

ROOKIE DIVISION - ACTION SHOTS - SUPER BOWL

 

                           ROOKIE DOLPHINS WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP

  It was a long and tough season in the rookie division this year. The players that make up this division are 7 and 8 year olds and they know how to play the game, they pass, they run and they know how to run the option. Usually, the defense is in the zone, but that can change to a blitz or man to man defense depending on what the offense throws at them.  This makes for exciting games and the two best teams in the division played to see who would win the championship title.

  After stopping the Eagles on their first offensive possession, Dolphins back, Grant Lane,  took the ball on the first play of the drive and ran it the length of the field for a touchdown, giving the Dolphins a7-0 lead. Quarterback Chris Hutra of the Eagles responded by connecting a pass to receiver Lukas Turlick in the end zone for a TD, tying the game 7-7.  Midway through the second half, Dolphin running back, Gabriel Caso, ran from midfield to the end zone, evading tacklers for the touchdown and a 14-7 lead. On the next Eagle’s drive, Caso intercepted the ball, giving possession back to the Dolphins with only seconds left in the half. On the next play, Caso took a handoff from the Dolphins own 20-yard line and ran the length of the field, evading tacklers on his way for a touchdown, giving the Dolphins a 21-7 lead going into the half.   Dolphin defense was big during the second half, stopping Eagle drives and allowing no points to be scored. The brothers Grant scored a touchdown, when Grant handed the ball to Trevor, who then ran it in for a TD, giving the Dolphins a 28-7 lead. With seconds remaining in the game, the Eagles were driving the ball downfield, when defender, Grant Lane, intercepted the ball to end the game and give the Dolphins the championship title.

 JUNIOR VARSITY DIVISION - ACTION SHOTS

                           JUNIOR VARSITY EAGLES 2010 CHAMPIONS

             Seven teams in the Junior Varsity division battled in the playoffs for the chance to play in the championship game. On the DHAA Superbowl Sunday the two best played each other to see who would win the championship title.  The Dolphins were headed by QB Ralph Fasano and RB Anthony Rivera. Fasano had a great year, his touchdown passes and running yardage helped bring his team to the championship game. But, it was his leadership at quarterback which proved he had what it takes to run the team. Rivera proved to be an elite running back in the division, some games he seemed unstoppable and he had several games with multiple touchdowns. Defender Matthew Massud had a great interception at the goal line to stop an Eagle touchdown.    The Eagles came ready to play and it showed. QB Antonio Barone was hot. Barone connected with Peyton Lane & Michael Cordi for his 2-touchdown passes. He also hit receiver Johnny Parker in the corner of the end zone for a 2-point conversion. Running back, Peyton Lane showed why he is a threat at any position on the field. Peyton had a run from his teams own 20-yard line to the end zone for a touchdown. Lane also had a punt return which he ran for a TD and to cap the day off he intercepted a ball in his teams own end zone, that he ran back the length of the field for a touchdown. Johnny Parker came in to quarterback and connected with Harrison Schlossberg in the corner of the end zone for the final touchdown.    The Eagles came away with a 34-0 win and the title of 2010 Junior Varsity Champions.

VARSITY DIVISION SUPER BOWL  ACTION SHOTS

                           VIKINGS WIN CHAMPIONSHIP SHOOTOUT

 Varsity is the final division for the players in the Dyker Heights Athletic Association, before they move on to high school football. Some of the players in this division are taller than the coaches, never mind faster and in better shape. But boy can they play some football and the two best in the division met to see who would be the Varsity Champions.  The game started off with a Viking drive that was stopped by a Chris Monferrato interception at the goal line, which he returned to midfield for the Seahawks. Seahawks QB Steven Lowe drove the ball downfield, ending the drive with a pass to receiver Chris Ferraro in the back of the end zone for a touchdown. Lowe then ran the option to the corner of the end zone, jumping in for the 2-point conversion, giving the Seahawks an 8-0 lead. The Vikings responded when QB Jessie tossed the option to brother, Cody Mangano who ran it in for the TD. Seahawk defender Jimmy Pisciotta, made a spectacular tackle to stop Cody on the 2-point conversion, maintaining a 8-6 lead for the Seahawks.   During the 2nd quarter, Lowe took the option run from midfield to the end zone for a touchdown. Lowe then took the ball on the option into the end zone to complete the conversion, which gave the Seahawks a 16-6 lead. With time running down in the half the Vikings scored a touchdown on a Cody Mangano pass to receiver Michael Galbo, making the score 16-12 at the 2-minute warning. After a Seahawk three and out possession, the Vikings drove the ball downfield, only to be stopped by another Chris Monferrato interception, which ended the half.  The Seahawks started on offense in the second half, driving the ball downfield to the 2-yard line, where Lowe ran the option in for the TD. Lowe then completed a pass to receiver Matt Melio for the 2-point conversion, increasing the Seahawks lead 24-12. The Vikings came right back with a drive that resulted in Cody Mangano turning the corner and going in for the touchdown. Cody then connected with Nick Guttilla on the center release for the 2-point conversion, closing the lead 24-20. After the Vikings defense held the Seahawks offensive drive, Cody hit receiver Rich Napolitano in the middle of the end zone for a TD. This made the score 26-24, giving the Vikings the lead for the first time in the game.   With time running down in the 4th quarter the brothers Mangano struck again. Cody hit, brother, Jessie with a bomb pass for a touchdown. Jessie then tossed the ball to Cody who ran it in for the conversion, giving the Vikings a 34-24 lead. After the 2-minute warning, the Seahawks drove the ball downfield ending the drive with a jumping catch in the corner of the end zone by Chris Monferrato, resulting in a touchdown. Lowe then connected with Pisciotta for the 2-point conversion.  That’s where the game ended, with time running out and a 34-32, win for the Vikings, making them the 2010 Varity Division Champions.

NOVEMBER 13TH -  PLAYOFFS

ROOKIE DIVISION - PLAYOFF ACTION SHOTS

NOVEMBER 6TH ACTION SHOTS

JUNIOR VARSITY DIVISION - ACTION SHOTS

OCTOBER 31ST

JUNIOR VARSITY DIVISION - ACTION SHOTS

VARSITY DIVISION - ACTION SHOTS

OCTOBER 23rd ad 24th

VARSITY DIVISION - ACTION SHOTS

In one of the most exciting games of the week, the combined forces of the Coaches and referees defeated the Varsity Sophomores 37-36.   Coach Marty Valenti led the attack for the Coaches/referee team throwing for some 300 yards on the day.  Marty hit several key players with bombs including (2) 60 yard bombs to James Wilson, a 60 yard bomb to Michael Pannone.  Michael Panone led off the scoring with a 60 yard run back on the throw off right at the beginning of the game.  The Sophomores were led by Cody Mangano and Steven Lowe also  combined for 320 yards on the day.  Cody hit several key players with 20-30 yard passes including Anthony Deluca, Michael Mastrogiulio, Michael Spinelli, Vito Lentini, Joseph Barone, Matt Valenti and Giovanni Rocco.  Cody burned the coaches with two bombs to the speedy Deluca to keep the game very close.  He also had several key runs especially one that he ran right into the end zone for a touchdown.  There were some key first downs by Joe Girgenti with a pass straight up the middle to 15 yards yards and Pete McCarthy also got a key first down on a 10 yard pass.  The Coaches and Referees were helped big time on defense by some superb interceptions by Mike Caso and Mike Pannone and Jim Pisciotta .  There were some incredible defensive plays by Patrick McCarthy who got two key sacks in the end zone for two safeties and the last tackle of the game when the Sophomores were threatening to score and Patrick tackled Steven Lowe to end the game to preserve the one point victory.      The Sophomores had some key tackles by Matthew Valenti, Vito Lentini, Vincent Lentini and Chris Ferraro.  

OCTOBER 16th and 17th

CLINIC DIVISION - ACTION SHOTS

ROOKIE DIVISION - ACTION SHOTS

JUNIOR VARSITY DIVISION - ACTION SHOTS

VARSITY DIVISION - ACTION SHOTS

OCTOBER 9th and 10th

CLINIC DIVISION  - ACTION SHOTS

ROOKIE DIVISION - ACTION SHOTS

JUNIOR VARSITY DIVISION - ACTION SHOTS

VARSITY DIVISION - ACTION SHOTS

OCTOBER 2nd and 3rd 2010

ROOKIE DIVISION - ACTION SHOTS

JUNIOR VARSITY DIVISION - ACTION SHOTS

VARSITY DIVISION - ACTION SHOTS