Originally Published on: May 21, 2015 @ 22:26
Originally Published on: May 21, 2015 @ 22:26
Every year, the Orange Memorial Day Ceremony at the gazebo sees more and more people. The parade route is always crowded — That’s a given. But it’s taken many years to get parade-goers to make the short walk down to the Orange Center Cemetery for the brief and solemn service when the parade is over.
This year, it was nice to see a larger than normal crowd gathered in the street and on the hill in front of Mary L Tracy School to be part of this important part of the Memorial Day program.
Those who fought for the freedom we enjoy are the reason we celebrate Memorial Day, and it’s good to see more people realizing that.
For many High School students, aside from graduation, senior prom is the most anticipated event of their final year.
Last Friday the guys and girls got all dressed up, perfect hair, perfect makeup and after posing for hundreds of photos for parent paparazzi, they were ready to go.
Here’s one such photo.
Congratulations to the Class of 2015. We certainly will miss you.
The Memorial Day Committee did a wonderful job planning an informative and meaningful ceremony at the gazebo prior to the annual parade on Sunday, May 24.
This year the Committee decided to honor Vietnam War veterans and a little known WWI Hero, “Sgt. Stubby.”
Commentator Bob Mirto read the story of Sgt. Stubby, a stray Pitbull who was smuggled on a ship and became a WWI hero, saving dozens of lives and after receiving his Sergeant stripes, he outranked his handler.
When the guest speaker failed to show up, US Senator Richard Blumenthal stepped in and offered a brief speech.
Don and Mary Jewell were recognized as VIP Orange Veterans
The flags were waving, everyone was entertained and the weather was perfect – no one fainted from the heat and the well-attended ceremony went on quickly and got the message out that THIS is one of the most important things that anyone could do on Memorial Day.
Barlow came out 3-1 over Amity with the following game scores: 24-26, 25-13, 25-18, 25-15
Chatham Studer had 19 kills and 8 blocks; Jake Tritchonis had 18 kills and Luke OHara had 44 assists and 4 blocks.
Josh Sloat had 14 digs; Ethan Smith had 8 kills and Brett Southworth had 9 kills and 11 digs.
Barlow 15-2; Amity 4-14
The Lady Spartans found it hard to shine during Wednesday night’s game against the Foran Lions in Woodbridge.
The Foran managed to keep Amity at bay for the first 6 innings while racking up 3 runs of their own.
In the seventh inning Amity came alive and scored 4 runs, and Foran added 3 more to win 6-4.
In this challenging SCC interdivison game Amity’s Morgan Perry had 2 RBIs, Amanda Rieser and Alessandra Gusmano each had 1 RBI, Katie Koshes and Dani Nordyk both hit doubles.
Foran’s Natalia Hart and Alex Ives each hit home runs and had 2 RBIs; Hannah DeSousa hit a double and had an RBI; Dani Kemp also had an RBI.
Ashely Mendillo was the game’s winning pitcher for Foran and Morgan Perry pitched for Amity.
Records: Foran 11-8; Amity 14-5.
The Lady Spartans go up against East Haven tonight at Old Tavern Park.
On Monday, prior to the Amity Lacrosse game against West Haven in Woodbridge, 13 senior members were recognized for Senior Day 2015.
On Tuesday, athletes from 10 high schools competed in the SCC Eastern Sectionals at Amity High School. Click HERE for full results.
In the team standings, Amity won the girls competition with 141 points. Cheshire was second with 99.50. Hillhouse was third with 95. Shelton and Guilford tied for fourth with 73. Jonathan Law and Daniel Hand tied for fifth with 62. Sheehan came in sixth with 57. Lyman Hall was seventh with 32.50 and Foran came in eighth with 5.
Amity’s winning athletes:
100 Meter Dash: Zoie Reed came in second at 12:60
200 Meter Dash: Zoie Reed First Place at 25.75
800 Meter Run: Melissa Taggart, first at 2:27.33; Lisa Gorham, third at 2:28.56
1600 Meter Run: Emily Criscuolo, third at 5:31.68.
3200 Meter Run: Nicole Feng, second at 12:13.19
100 Meter Hurdles: Lauren Duhl, second at 16.14
300 Meter Hurdles: Lauren Duhl, second at 47.58
4 x 400 Relay: Lauren Duhl, Christine Hill, Alissa Beedle and Melissa Taggart, second at 4:11.54
4 x 800 Relay: Lisa Gorham, Grace Leyden, Melissa Taggart and Emily Criscuolo, first at 9:45.79
Long Jump: Zoie Reed, first at 18-00.50 (Breaking her 2014 record of 17-03)
Javelin Throw: Zoe Marie Moscato, first at 105-05; Jacqueline Snow, second at 100-02.
Hillhouse took first place with 143; Amity came in second with 139; Shelton was third with 108; Cheshire claimed fourth with 71; Sheehan was fifth with 67; Hand had 63.50 for sixth place; Lyman Hall was seventh with 42; Jonathan Law had 31 for eighth; Foran was ninth with 21.50; and Guilford was in tenth place with 9.
1600 Meter Run: Kyle Beaudette, first at 4:25.74; Matthew Arovas, second at 4:27.67.
3200 Meter Run: Kyle Beaudette, second at 9:55.39
110 Meter Hurdles: Aaron Rattley, second at 15.01
4 x 100 Meter Relay: Matthew Whitehill, Aria Mohseni, Austin Mosley and Michael Battat, second at 43.56.
High Jump: Austin Mosley, second at 5-10.00
Javelin Throw: Matthew Post, first at 170-07 (Beating the old SCC Eastern record of 167-00 set in 2012)
NOTE: The top performers from Tuesday’s East Sectional will join their counterparts from the West Sectional the SCC Championships on Tuesday May 26 at Sheehan.
There was a damp chill in the air, but even so, it didn’t hold the Lady Spartans back from winning on Senior Day.
Daphne Kreiger (A) def. Emily Etter (G) 6-1, 6-0
Victoria Li (A) def. Faren Roth (G) 7-5, 6-0
Jessica Foster (A) def. Samantha Stofflet (G) 6-4, 7-5
Harika Lingareddy (A) def. Ellie Pinchbeck 7-5, 6-2
Jamie Thimineur and Rachel Einbinder (A) def. Maddie Montenegro and Claire Dinaeur (G) 6-3, 7-6 (3)
Rebecca Bullers and Jamie Hashem (A) def. Genny Wilson and Kate Dinaeur (G) 6-2, 6-0
Charlotte and Molly Babbin (G) def. Alex Petrucci and Julia Forbes (A) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
Records: Amity 13-2; Guilford 10-6