Oct 222014

IMG_8344On Monday, Oct. 20, the Lady Spartans Field Hockey Team showed the visiting North Haven Indians how it’s done in Woodbridge.

In the first half Cassie Bishop got one past North Haven goalie Rylee Bathrick on an assist from Lauren Duhl.

The second half saw a lot of Amity action with Marissa Mizzone scoring on an assist from Duhl; then Gabby Torrenti had two goals (one on a Duhl assist). Ending the game at 4-0 Amity.

Rylee Bathrick made 4 saves for the Indians; Ashley Powers made 1 save for the Lady Spartans. 

Records — Amity 5-9-1; North Haven 0-11-1


Oct 212014

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The Friends of the Eldredge Family is planning a Pasta Dinner to benefit the family of Amity grad Andrew Eldredge, a young man with a bright future who has been unconscious and hospitalized since an accident in late August.

The fundraiser will take place at the Woodbridge Club, 10 Milhaven Road, Woodbridge, on Sunday, Nov. 16 from 5-8 p.m. The event includes live music and silent auction.

Tickets are $25 per person. For tickets or more information contact Sherrie Bitterman at 203-598-5414.

About Andrew

Andrew Eldredge was struck by a motorcycle while walking in New York City on August 29, just days before he was to begin studies at Harvard Law School.

Since he was injured, Andrew has been unconscious. His progress has been steady and encouraging, but it will be a long road to recovery, both in the hospital and in extended rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury. His parents, Stacey and David, and his sisters, Lindsay and Madeline, have kept a constant vigil by his bedside since the accident.

Andrew grew up in Woodbridge and graduated from Amity High School in 2007. He graduated magna cum laude from Colgate University (’11), worked at Orion Consultants in NYC for two years, and completed a year at Boston University School of Law before transferring to Harvard.

The Eldredge family will need financial support for Andrew’s journey to recovery. Please help The Friends of the Eldredge Family with this effort.

Cash or checks only. Make checks payable to The Andrew Eldredge Family Fund.

Contributions can be made directly to: http://www.youcaring.com/andreweldredge

*donations are not tax deductible 

Oct 212014

IMG_3109 2Amity (15-2) traveled to Wallingford for a battle with another challenging team — Sheehan (12-4) on Monday night.

The Titans got a leg up on the Lady Spartans with a 25-20 win in the first game, but Amity got it done in the remaining three games: 27-25, 25-16, and 25-13, to walk away with a 3-1 victory, improving their record to 16-2. Sheehan dropped to 12-5 for the season.

Amity’s noteable players:

Micaela Cardoza had 14 kills and 3 aces, Katie Helfenbein had 8 kills and Haley Pierson had 35 assists and 9 aces.

Sheehan’s noteworthy players:

Makayla Ricci had 9 kills, 3 blocks and 3 aces, Nicki Petit had 13 digs and 9 kills and Sara Pisanelli added 15 digs.





Oct 202014

Amity Swim TeamWe knew that Monday’s SCC swim meet between two excellent undefeated high school teams that would decide the season Championship winner was going to be tough.

One team would leave the Hamden Hall Pool in the Beckerman Athletic Complex with heavy hearts, but would it be Amity or Cheshire?

Both teams won 6 events, both are known for their talent, professionalism and good sportsmanship.

IMG_3971Here are Amity’s winning events

200 Freestyle: A- 2:01.68 Madeline Snow

200 IM: A- 2:17.96 Maggie Lasto

50 yard Freestyle: A-24.81Dana Chung

100 yard Freestyle: A- 53.83 Dana Chung

200 yard Freestyle Relay: A- 1:43.73  Megan Lasto,  Elise Grabowski, Madeline Snow, Dana Chung

400 yard Freestyle Relay: A- 3:48.00 Madeline Snow, Maggie Lasto, Hannah Flaherty, Dana Chung

IMG_5247These are Cheshire’s winning events

200 yard Medley Relay: C-1:53.46 Lindsay Smalec, Liz Boyer, Lily Kurtz, Ellie Senft

Diving: C- 226.10 Emily Glatt

100 yard Butterfly: C-58.50 Lindsay Smalec

100 yard Backstroke: C- 1:02.36 Lindsay Smalec

100 yard Breaststroke: C- 1:08.60 Liz Boyer

500 yard Freestyle: C- 5:17.35 Liz Boyer 

Amity Senior Swimmers: Madeline Snow, Dana Chung, Hannah Babbitz and Mollee Lasto

Amity Senior Swimmers: Madeline Snow, Dana Chung, Hannah Babbitz and Mollee Lasto

After all was said and done the still undefeated Cheshire (11-0) had scored 95.5 points; and Amity (11-1) wasn’t far behind at 88.5 but took its defeat with grace.

Congratulations to the winners.

Note to Amity’s Seniors: Thank You for an exciting four years. It was an honor watching you compete. 

Oct 202014

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The Amity Annihilators lived up to their team name at the Yale Physics Competition.

The team won Gold!

Congratulations to Coach Deborah Day and these brilliant students.

The Annihilators and Day, wearing their medals pose for a photo with Amity Supt. Charles Dumais and Amity High School Principal Charles Britton.


Oct 202014

Screen Shot 2014-09-26 at 1.17.49 PMThe Amity High School Music Department is currently in production for its fall Music in Motion production.  This new concept incorporates ideas brought forward from the marching arts, and moves them to the stage for an entertaining production of music, dance, and musical theater.  

The theme this year is Music in Motion: City Life.  

The Amity High School jazz ensemble, percussion ensemble, color guard and choir will be featured throughout the show.  It is sure to be an entertaining evening of music and movement unlike anything you have seen before.  

Show dates are October 24th & 25th at 7:30 pm in the John J. Brady Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door, online at www.amityband.org, or by calling the Amity High School Box Office at (203) 392-2019.  

If you have children in a Region 5 middle school or BOW elementary school, purchase your tickets at the door and your child will be free with the purchase of an adult tickets.  

If you are interested is helping with our Music in Motion Ad Book, please visit www.amityband.org.  Click HERE for a Music in Motion video trailer! 


Originally Published on: Oct 1, 2014 @ 10:20 

Second Publishing on: Oct 10, 2014 @ 14:50

Oct 202014

Amity Senior Swimmers: Madeline Snow, Dana Chung, Hannah Babbitz and Mollee Lasto

Amity Senior Swimmers: Madeline Snow, Dana Chung, Hannah Babbitz and Mollee Lasto

The Amity Girls Swimming and Diving team is 11-0 this season.

The team will face one of their toughest competitors Monday night when they take on the undefeated Cheshire High School team.

After losing to Cheshire for more than 20 consecutive years, this year’s seniors (in photo) have not lost to them for the past three years.

Come out to help cheer on our Lady Spartans; be there to support an amazing 4-year run for the Spartan seniors.

The meet will take place at the Hamden Hall pool on Skiff Street in Hamden at 7 p.m.

Come on Amity Army, Car Pool the meet and Make Some Noise for the girls!


Oct 192014

IMG_5668Thirteen high schools participated in the SCC Unified Sports Soccer Tournament on October 16 at Amity Regional High School.

Amity, Branford, West Haven, Cheshire, Daniel Hand, East Haven, Foran, Guilford, Hamden, Hillhouse, Jonathan Law, North Haven, and Wilbur Cross participated.

Unified Sports provides an opportunity for students with special needs to participate in interscholastic athletics.

Former Amity Athletic Director Paul Mengold, who now works for the SCC, said the Unified Sports Program partners special needs students with non-disabled peers for team competitions. He added that the special needs athletes wore even numbers on their shirts.

Members of the Albertus Magnus College women’s soccer team volunteered their time to be officials at the event.

Amity High School Principal Charles Britton watched the games along with Supt. Charles Dumais and Athletic Director Earnie Goodwin.

“After an exciting afternoon of soccer, all the teams gathered in the cafeteria for a pizza party and awards presentation,” Britton said. “Our congratulations are extended to all the athletes on Amity’s Unified Sports team for their sportsmanship and hard work.”


Oct 182014

IMG_8275The Lady Spartans were on the road in Wallingford for Friday’s game against Lyman Hall.

The Trojans were first on the scoreboard with Sami Forster scoring a goal in the first half at 11:05.

The Lady Spartans came on strong in the second half with back-to-back goals by Lauren Duhl (one at 21:27 the second at 13:21)

Final Score Amity 2 – Lyman Hall 1

Amity outshot Lyman Hall 10-9.

Amity Goalie Ashley Powers made 8 saves for the Spartans; Finley VanHowten made 9 saves for the Trojans.


Team records: Amity 4-9-1; Lyman Hall 3-9-1-1




Oct 182014

Kevin Nusdeo put Amity on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter.

Kevin Nusdeo put Amity on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter.

On a day when the Amity Boys Cross Country Team clinched its first SCC title in six years, the football team did not fare as well in an SCC Division 1 home game against Notre Dame – West Haven.

The Green Knights crushed the Spartans 40-6.

The game was scoreless after the first quarter, then, in the second quarter, Notre Dame came alive. Zach Cofrancesco caught a pass from quarterback Christian Lupoli and scored the first Touchdown of the game on a 19-yard run. Chris Stanio’s kick failed, bringing the score to 6-0.

Nico Ragaini made a dramatic 53-yard run, scoring for the Green Knights, and Stanio’s kick was good. (13-0 ND)

Next quarterback Lupoli hung onto the ball for a 3-yard touchdown run. Stanio’s kick failed. The game went into halftime with a score of 19-0

The third quarter started with a near repeat of the second quarter. Cofranscesco caught Lupoli’s pass, ran 14 yards and scored. This time Stanio’s kick was good (26-0 ND)

Prince Brooks made a 22-yard touchdown run and Stanio’s kick was good  (33-0 ND)

The fourth quarter was Amity’s time to redeem itself and prevent a shut-out, but things looked dim when Notre Dame’s Josh Witkowsky scored on a 10-yard run, and Stanio’s kick was good (40-0 ND)

Finally, just before end of the game, Kevin Nusdeo caught a pass from Chris Wright at the goal line and put the Spartans on the scoreboard. Jordan D’Onofrio’s kick failed.

Final Score: Notre Dame-West Haven 40, Amity 6

Team records: Amity 2-4; Notre Dame-West Haven 4-2