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Baseball: Amity Advances to SCC Semi Finals After Defeating Hamden

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May 242017
 

The Amity Spartans Baseball team hosted the Hamden Green Dragons in Woodbridge for the SCC Quarter Final Game Tuesday afternoon.

The first inning was scoreless, yet it didn’t take long for Amity to get things going. In the second, Max Scheps hit a home run and in the third, Pat Winkel also sent one over the fence.

By the end of the fourth inning, Amity had scored twice again, making the score 4-0. The Green Dragons scored on a single in the fifth inning. Amity pulled away with two additional runs ending the fifth with a 6-1 lead.

Amity scored their final run in the sixth inning — 7-1.

Just when it seemed like it was all over, with two outs, Hamden junior Michael Ferrett (#22) hit a home run, but the Green Dragons couldn’t do any more than that and Amity won 7-2, advancing to the Semifinal.

The SCC Semifinal game against the East Haven Yellow Jackets (13-7) will take place at Piurek Field at West Haven High School Wednesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. This is the first time that Amity and East Haven meet this year.

East Haven defeated North Haven 7-6 on Tuesday.

PHOTOS: Thank You To Everyone For Supporting The BOW Relay For Life

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May 232017
 

Last weekend, hundreds of people gathered at the Orange Fairgrounds for the 2017 BOW Relay For Life.

A majority of the participants were Amity High School students who walked side by side with adult cancer survivors and caregivers.

The tally posted on the Cancer Society website is $63,881.24 raised to help fight cancer, but the total amount generally rises in the weeks following the end of the event.

The Relay chairmen thank everyone for their efforts and continued support of this worthwhile cause.

We’ve posted photos from the survivor’s walk and luminaria ceremony. Here are some more of the teams taking the first lap.

Baseball: Amity SCC Quarterfinal Postponed Til Tuesday

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May 222017
 

The SCC Quarterfinal Baseball game at Amity High School has been postponed until Tuesday at 4 p.m. due to the rain.

Be sure to make time tomorrow afternoon for the first in hopefully several games leading to the state championship.

Amity Earns 14 CT High School Musical Theater Award Nominations

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May 222017
 

Amity High School’s Production of Fiddler On The Roof earned 14 Ct High School Musical Theater Award Nominations.

This is Amity’s 8th year in the awards and its 8th consecutive year being nominated for Outstanding production of the year.

The nominations, announced today, are:

Hair and Makeup – Andrea Kennedy (and crew)

Costumes – Julie Chevan, Brenda Burt and team

Lighting – Dan Hassenmayer

Scenery – Rob Kennedy (and crew)

Sound – Tom Ivanovich

Direction – Rob  and Andrea Kennedy

Choreography – Andrea Kennedy

Music Direction – Marcia Rizzotti

Orchestra – Phil Dolan Conductor (Amity Musicians)

Chorus – Amity Theater members

Lobby -Kim Goklowski and Amity Theater Parents

Leading Actor – Tevye – Eric Greenbaum

Supporting Actress – Golde – Yuliya Faryna

Outstanding Production of the Year – Fiddler on the Roof

The show nearly swept every category, the only ones that did not receive a nomination were Ensemble Member, Featured Performer, Supporting Actor, and Lead Actress.

Congratulations to Amity, Rob and Andrea Kennedy, The actors, musicians, costumers and everyone involved in this show.

Click HERE to see all of the Nominations.

Award recipients will be announced from the stage of The Palace Theater, Waterbury, on Monday, June 5, 2017, in a stunning and entertaining black tie gala. Tickets are on sale through the Palace Theater Box office.

Mission Statement:

The CHSMTA program recognizes excellence on stage and behind the scenes. We do not believe that everyone deserves an award for “showing up.” We believe that exceptional achievement should be celebrated as beacons of inspiration and aspiration.

Amity PTSO Needs Your Help For The Senior Breakfast

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May 212017
 

The annual Amity High School Senior Breakfast sponsored by the PTSO will take place on Tuesday, June 13 at 9:30 a.m. prior to mandatory graduation rehearsals.

The PTSO is looking for donations of food and drink items and gift cards for the raffle from local restaurants and families. They also need volunteers for set up and serving.

This is one of the PTSO’s favorite events!

If you can help, contact Eileen Babbitz at eileenebean@aol.com.

It’s Time To Order Your Amity Grad Balloons

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May 212017
 

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Do you know a Graduating Amity Regional High School Senior? Make that senior smile by sending a “Congratulations Amity Grad” Balloon. 

The Amity High School P.T.S.O. is once again sponsoring “Operation Graduation 2017 Balloons” for Amity Seniors.  The balloons will be delivered and tied to the graduate’s mailbox before graduation over the course of 2 days June 10th and June 12th.

Let’s celebrate our graduating seniors and support Amity Regional High School.

Proceeds go to the Amity High School P.T.S.O., including the P.T.S.O. Scholarship Fund.

You now have two ways to order balloons.  You may order online or by using this order form. Orders are due June 5th.

If you have any spare time, please consider helping inflate and/or deliver balloons. It really is a lot of fun!

Make sure your sunroof is CLOSED!

PTSO NEEDS YOUR HELP: The PTSO is in need of  VOLUNTEERS to help inflate and deliver Amity Senior Graduation Balloons. We need an army to help make this event a great success. Operation Senior Balloons begins on Saturday, June 10th at 9:00 a.m -3:00 p,m. and Monday, June 12th 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the ARHS cafe. 

Please consider signing up for a time. If you can only do an hour, that is fine.  Please include your e-mail address in the comment section of the doodle sign up.  We appreciate any time you can give to this event. Any questions can be directed to Kathy Sabitsky at  ksabitsky@gmail.com. Thank you for your support.

A longtime volunteer said, “This is one of the most rewarding things I do every year. I meet new people and have so much fun. Sometimes I inflate the balloons, and sometimes I just load my car and deliver them.”

 

 

PHOTOS: Relay For Life Luminaria Ceremony

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May 212017
 

The Luminaria Ceremony at the BOW Relay For Life was quiet, respectful and reflective of lives lost and a time to honor those who are struggling with cancer.

One team, “Mild to Wild” was honored with the Bob Rauch Award as the group that embodied the spirit of the late Dr. Robert Rauch, a longtime Relay supporter and Cancer patient who passed away a few years ago.

All of the team captains, most of them Amity High School Students, collected glow sticks to distribute to their team members, then as a group of victims (or survivors) was read off — if you are here because of a parent; a child; a cousin; a neighbor; etc — snap your glow stick now.

And slowly, the entire perimeter of the track was lit up.

Members of the Amity Creative Arts Department sang, as participants walked around the track in silence and dropped their glow sticks into a luminaria bag on the ground lining the track.

Baseball: Spartans Ready To Rock And Roll After Defeating Cheshire 11-3

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May 202017
 

Amity’s Teddy Hague rounds third base after hitting a home run.

On Friday night, the Amity Spartans hosted the Cheshire Rams at Old Tavern Park in Orange for the final regular season game.

Cheshire got onto the scoreboard first on a balk, but Amity answered quickly with two runs in the first inning.

The second inning was huge for Amity, as they brought in 7 runs, giving them an unbeatable lead.

Teddy Hague hit a home run in the third inning, and Amity got its 11th run in the fourth.

One of the Rams hit a home run in the fifth inning and they scored their third run in the sixth.

Scoreboard

Cheshire   1000110    3

Amity        271100      11

Records: Amity (18-2), Cheshire (11-9)

The Spartans now move onto the playoffs and a bid to break their own record for the most consecutive state titles.

Last year, they made history with and unprecedented Four-In-A-Row. The Spartans know that they are not invincible and they work hard in every game. The road ahead certainly won’t be easy, but fans are still hopeful and believe that they can win their fifth state championship title in 2017.

The Spartans play in the SCC Quarterfinal at Amity on Monday at 4 p.m.

Baseball: Amity Wins Two In A Row, Final Game On Friday

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May 182017
 

After losing its second game of the season, this time to Notre Dame-West Haven on Monday, the Amity Spartans were back on track Tuesday and Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Amity hosted Jonathan Law in Woodbridge. The Spartans shut out the Lawmen 5-0.

On Wednesday, the Spartans were on the road in Wallingford against Sheehan.

With Max Scheps pitching and a phenomenal 10-run third inning, Amity defeated Sheehan 21-6.

Scoreboard
Amity      4310 030 1 — 21
Sheehan 20 1  021 0 —   6

Amity’s season record as of Wednesday, May 17,  16-2

The final game of the regular season takes place tonight as Amity takes on Cheshire at Old Tavern Road Complex in Orange at 7 p.m.

Amity (17-2) defeated Cheshire (13-8) 1-0 earlier in the season, so this should be a good game.

On Monday, May 22, the Spartans are home in Woodbridge to play in the SCC Quarterfinals at 4 p.m. Come on out and cheer on the Spartans as they reach for another state record — a fifth State Championship title.

Baseball: Amity Now 15-2 With Three Games To Go

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May 162017
 

On April 17, the Amity Spartans Baseball team defeated the Daniel Hand Tigers, 4-3 in Woodbridge.

The mighty Spartans had 13 consecutive wins this season, until their rematch with the Tigers in Madison on Monday, May 8.

The Tigers handed Amity its first loss of the season, getting their revenge with an identical score to their loss in April.

Scoreboard
Amity 010 110  0 — 3
Hand  012 001 X — 4 

The Spartans picked themselves up and hosted Career Magnet in Woodbridge two days later on May 10. Amity won 9-2.

The following day, on May 11, the Spartans were on the road for a game against Norwich Free Academy. Amity played the way we’re used to and shut Norwich out 11-0. Bringing their season record to 15-1.

Notre Dame – West Haven

On April 24, the Spartans defeated Notre Dame – West Haven 4-2 at Quigley Stadium.

On Monday night, Notre Dame got its revenge at Old Tavern Park in Orange by defeating the Spartans 1-3 (a 2-run home run in the third or fourth inning sealed the deal).

The Spartans are now 15-2.

Final Three

The Spartans only have three more games left in the regular season, all to be played this week: Home at Amity on Tuesday against Jonathan Law at 4 p.m.; Away in Wallingford at Sheehan on Wednesday at 3:45 p.m.; and Home at Old Tavern Road against Cheshire on Friday at 7 p.m.