Truth be told, we love our Lady Spartans Basketball Team. As in past years this team shows not only great athleticism, but good sportsmanship as well. They play hard and play well together, no one player ever trying to steal the spotlight because they all know “there is no ‘I’ in TEAM.”
But as good as this team is, the Daniel Hand Tigers are extremely aggressive and if you are in possession of the ball you have to shoot it, even if you aren’t in the perfect position to score, because one of the Tigers will steal it from you if you don’t.
The game on Tuesday night — Amity’s Senior Night — had a lot of back and forth, tied up several times and Hand eventually defeated Amity with successful foul shots.
Amity ruled the first quarter outshooting Hand 18-12.
The Tigers came alive and dominated the second quarter with 18 points to Amity’s 6. 2nd Quarter score 30-24 – Hand.
Going into the second half, Amity fought hard, even tying the score a few times and making double the points as Hand (14-7) yet the Tigers still had the upper “Hand” 38-37.
The heartbreak came in the final quarter when the teams were tie at 49 and Hand won In the final minute after making 4 foul shots.
Molly Dragan 15, Elise Graham 15 (including three 3-point goals), Kate Helfenbein had an excellent night, contributing 12 points, Melanie Hauser 5, Amanda Granados 2.
Hand’s top scoring players:
Junior Gabby Martin (#3) was the Tiger’s high scoring player with 15 points (including two 3-point goals), Paula Materin 13 (including two 3-pointers), and Colleen Caruth 8.
Records: Hand 14-4; Amity 12-6
Capt. Kristen Griest, 27, an Amity grad and Orange native made national news in August when she (and one other woman) became the first female Army Rangers.
Now Kristen is in the news again, being named to CT Magazine’s elite Top 40 Under 40 list for 2016.
Here is the clip from the magazine:
Your hometown is proud of you Captain.
The Amity Wrestling team was on the road Tuesday, Feb. 2 for a meet against Cheshire.
The Rams defeated the Spartans 45-27.
Amity’s Winning Matches:
106 Goldblatt (A) won by FFT
113 Chadwick (A) pinned Montowya (C) 2:52
126 Cala (A) won 8-2 over Black (C)
220 Benanto (A) won by FFT
285 Photos (A) won by FFT
Cheshire’s Winning Matches:
120 Rothman (A) was pinned by Brown (C) 3:47
132 Keylock (A) was pinned by Berile(C) 2:19
138 Carpenter (A) lost 6-1 to Robidouix (C)
145 Morrissey (A) was pinned by Minihan (C) 1:49
152 Castro (A) was pinned by Marotta (C) 1:28
160 Bonvincini (A) was pinned by O’Donnell(C) 2:56
170 Double FFT
182 Hoddinott (A) was pinned by Papa(C) :30
195 Lattick (A) was pinned by Bendetta (C) 1:48
Many of our Amity graduates have gone on to do amazing things in the arts. Connor Deane owns an acting studio; Amanda Robles has a dream job appearing as Princess Jasmine on the Disney Cruise Line; Kim Simon just completed a tour with The Berenstain Bears and Marla Morris is still making sweet country music and the list goes on and on.
We now know that Amity Alum Alisa Bowewns, who owns Alisa’s House Of Salsa, 912 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, offers Latin Dance Night for teens every Friday night at 5:15 p.m.
Walk-ins are always welcome, no partner or dance experience necessary, everyone will learn so much and yes, it’s lots of fun.
Walk-Ins pay just $10.
For more information call 203.562.5472.
The previously undefeated Amity Boys Swimming and Diving team hosted undefeated Cheshire in Orange on Monday night. Colin Roy led the Spartans in points.
Monday, Feb. 1
Boys Basketball vs Abbott Tech in Woodbridge at 7 p.m.
Girls Ice Hockey vs Conard-Hall in Shelton at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 2
Boys Basketball vs Shelton in Woodbridge at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 3
Girls Basketball vs Lyman Hall in Woodbridge at 7 p.m .
Boys Ice Hockey vs Cheshire in West Haven at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 4
Girls Ice Hockey vs Simsbury in Shelton at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 5
Girls Basketball vs Cheshire in Woodbridge at 7 p.m.
Scholarships are based on academic excellence, financial need, personal statement, community service, including school and community activities and/or employment.
Completed applications must be postmarked by Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
Students are welcome to stop in the Career Center for further details. This scholarship also is posted on Naviance.
This week, Amity Regional High School focused on issues larger than just the school community.
According to Principal Anna Mahon, “The Student Government wrapped up the incredibly successful clothing drive. The athletic teams and student government teamed up to focus on raising money and awareness for cancer research through our ‘Go Pink and Blue Week.’”
Mahon added, “We also held a meeting for Relay for Life Captains and discussed the issue of raising awareness about cancer in homeroom on Thursday. Students and staff bought and posted messages on the school’s “Wall of Hope.”