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HURRY, Tickets Now On Sale For The Amity Spring Musical – Already Going Fast

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Feb 082019
 

Tickets just went on sale for the Amity Spring Musical “Catch Me If You Can” and many of the best seats already are sold.

Tickets are only $18, you can’t go wrong with a price like that. Log On for ticket sales HERE.

About the show:

Based on the unbelievable true story of one of the most famous con artists in history, Catch Me If You Can is a rousing musical set in the 1960s. We begin as Frank Abagnale Jr. is captured by Agent Carl Hanratty after years of pursuit.

Frank, however, thinks we deserve to hear his version of the truth and narrates his life as a hip, dance-heavy variety TV show. We see a teenage Frank run away from his unhappy home to live a life of adventure, conning people by assuming a multitude of identities, including an airplane pilot, doctor, and lawyer.

Catch Me If You Can tells the tale of an ingenious, yet lonely, boy looking for his place in the world.

You may remember the movie starring Leonardo Decaprio as Frank, Tom Hanks as Carl and Christopher Walken as Frank Sr.

Amity Musicals are known as some of the finest in the region having won top awards in the past 11 years for “Musical,” “Actor,” “Actress,” “Supporting Actor,” “Supporting Actress,” “Musical Direction,” “Orchestra,” “Director,” and so much more.

Don’t delay, this show will sell out, and you will miss out if you don’t hurry.

Feb 052019
 

Following is the varsity sports schedule for Feb. 4 – 9.

Monday, Feb. 4

Boys and Girls Indoor Track Cap. Prep. Last Chance Meet away at Floyd Little 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

Unified Sports Basketball vs Shelton, Away at 2:30 p.m.

Girls Gymnastics vs Wilton, Fairfield Warde Away at 4:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball vs Lyman Hall Away at Lyman Hall at 7:00 p.m.

Girls  Basketball vs Lauralton Hall Home at Amity at  7:00 p.m.

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Boys Swimming and Diving vs Notre Dame-West Haven Home at Orange Community Center Pool at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Boys and Girls Alpine Skiing RACE Away at Mt. Southington at 4:00 p.m.

Wrestling vs Jonathan Law Home at Amity at 6:00 p.m.

Boys Ice Hockey vs Lyman Hall/H-K/Coginchaug Home at Bennett Rink, West Haven at 8:30 p.m.

Girls Ice Hockey vs Hand-Coginchaug-Old Lyme Away at Northford Ice Pavilion at 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 7

Boys Basketball vs Wilbur Cross Home at Amity at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 8

Boys Indoor Track Class L Championship Meet Away at  Floyd Little at 4:00 p.m.

V Boys Swimming and Diving vs Norwalk/Brien McMahon Away at 6:00 p.m.

Girls Ice Hockey vs New Canaan Away at Darien Ice Rink at 6:00 p.m.

Girls Basketball vs. East Haven Away at East Haven High School at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 9

Dance Team Warde Dance Away at Fairfield Warde HS at 4:00 p.m.

Girls Gymnastics FCIAC Championships Away at Westhill High School at 10:00 a.m.

Girls Indoor Track State Championships Away at Floyd Little at 4:30 p.m.

 

NOTE: CT SCIENCE FAIR Middle & Main Gym at 8:00 a.m.

Boys Hockey: Senior Day Was Comeback Day For the Spartans, Csejka Leads Team In Sweet Victory

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Feb 042019
 

The Amity Spartans Boys Ice Hockey team had a fantastic start to the 2018-19 season with seven consecutive victories, but, alas, that was followed by six losses.

Yesterday, as I walked into the Edward Bennett Ice Rink building, I felt confident that this day (Saturday, Feb. 2) Senior Day, was for sure the day they’d make their comeback.

After the Senior Day ceremony, the Spartans welcomed the East Haven Yellow Jackets to play.

In the first period, both teams played furiously, skillfully taking control of the puck, then intercepting and so on. Then, at 10:16 into the game, assisted by Kenny Page and Etan Moffett, Amity Senior Jason Csejka got a shot past East Haven’s goalie Logan Hamilton.

First Period Score: 1-0 Amity

The second period had nonstop action and a fair amount of penalties (3 for East Haven, 1 for Amity). But, there was no movement on the scoreboard.

Second Period Score: 1-0 Amity

Coach Richetelli must have said something right in the locker room during the break. When the Spartans came back out to the ice they were absolutely inspired. At 4:44 Nick Kiwanis slapped one into the net, unassisted, pulling the Spartans ahead to 2-0.

Nearly 10 minutes passed, with both sides relentlessly shooting at the nets, it was looking like Amity goalie Malachi Zurolo was going to earn his first shut out game. Then with 24.8 seconds remaining, the Yellow Jacket’s Alex Spears got one past Zurolo, assisted by Corey Benni.

The clock ticked down, but it wasn’t over yet, in the last 10 seconds, Csejka swooped in and made one final goal, assisted by Page.

Final: The Spartans Won 3-1, and with this victory, they also qualified for the tournament.

Don’t forget, I said they’d win this game. And I said they would be in the tournament long before anyone else ever noticed them. 

Saves: Amity’s Zurolo – 24, East Haven’s Hamilton – 43    (Wow, Amity, you guys weren’t shy about taking shots!)

Records: Amity 8-6, East Haven 6-1-8

Next Up For The Spartans: Amity hosts Lyman Hall a top rated DIII team, in West Haven on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 8:30 p.m.

 

Author, Historian, Is Guest Speaker At Historical Society Meeting On Wednesday

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Feb 032019
 

The Orange and Milford Historical Societies will host a Joint Meeting at the Orange Congregational Church Community Room on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.

The guest speaker is Nick Bellantoni, Emeritus CT State Archaeologist at the CT State Museum of Natural History and author of “The Long Journeys Home: The Repatriations of Henry ‘Opukaha’ia and Albert Afraid of Hawk.”

Bellantoni will tell of  Henry ‘Opukaha’ia, a Native Hawaiian and Itankusun Wanbil, an Oglala Lakota and the circumstances that led them to Connecticut.

Guests are welcome to attend.

Copies of the book will be available. Light refreshments will be served.

Girls Hockey: Andrea DelVecchio Leads Blades To Victory Against Branford

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Feb 032019
 

The Blades (Amity/Cheshire/North Haven) girls’ ice hockey team hosted the Branford Hornets in Hamden today, Saturday, Feb. 2, at 3 p.m.

The first period belonged to the Blades. Andrea DelVecchio opened the game with a goal, assisted by Shannon Reilly and Haley Cable.

Ilana Leynar then shot one in, assisted by Nadia DiNatale and Hanna Sosensky, which was followed by Meaghan Hogan’s solo goal.

First Period Score: 3-0 Blades

Branford stepped up in the second period. Meagan Montenaro made an unassisted goal for the Hornets, and then she assisted Emma Sheehan when she scored.

Second Period Score: 3-2 Blades

The Blades owned the third period with DelVecchio netting a hat trick. The first goal was assisted by Reilly and Cable, the second by Reilly.

Final Score: 5-2 Blades

Saves: Both Goalies worked tirelessly. Caitlyn Ranciatto made 24 saves for the Blades. Christina Meadows made 22 Saves for the Hornets.

Records: Blades 7-9, Branford 5-1-7

Next Up For The Blades: The girls are away at the Northford Ice Pavilion on Wednesday, Feb. 6 for a matchup against Hand-Coginchaug-Old Lyme at 8:30 p.m.

Boys Hockey: Battle at Bennett Amazing Game Between Amity and West Haven

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Feb 012019
 

The Amity Boys Ice Hockey team has had a run of bad luck in recent weeks, but their spirit is still strong and their coach Mike “Scooter” Richetelli has faith that they will come back and start winning again.

On Wednesday, the Spartans ranked 10th in DII, went up against the West Haven Blue Devils, ranked 6th in DI. The coach said they are mirror images of one another. Both teams play hard and they are both tight-knit groups — like brothers. The boys know one another personally, and they even shared the same bus for a season-opening scrimmage in Massachusetts in December.

There’s no denying that West Haven is a good team. Most of their victories were 3 – to – 4 points over their opponents, so for Amity, a DII team, to keep the point spread this close is a credit to their skill.

West Haven’s Kaden Morgillo put the Blue Devils on the scoreboard in the first period, assisted by Conner Fowler and Kevin Moriarty at 6:32.

First Period Score: 1-0 West Haven

Amity really didn’t waste much time tying the game in the second period. At 4:48 Jason Csejka made a goal, assisted by Cody White.

West Haven pulled ahead about 2:30 minutes later when Nikolas Kyle slipped one past Amity Goalie Malachi Zurolo on an assist from Moriarty.

Second Period Score: 2-1 West Haven

The third period was just a flurry of action and excitement. The Blue Devils fired shot after shot at Zurolo and the Spartans bombarded Jared Pliszka with shots. Both goalies went over and above doing their jobs. It was crazy.

The final few seconds of the game were insane. Zurolo was pulled, in a common strategic move, in order to get an extra man on the ice.

At any moment, West Haven could have taken control of the puck and easily scored again, but Amity was able to hold them off and keep the puck on the opposite end of the rink.

No one scored, a huge credit to Zurolo and Pliszka, each team’s defensive line and the coaches.

Final Score: West Haven won this one 2-1.

Records: Amity 7-6, West Haven 8-6

Seven Year Old Girl: “How many pucks are out there now?”

Grandmother: “One.”

Girl: “Why not two?”

                                                    Grandmother: “Well each team has to try to get the puck and hit it into the net to score. If there were two out there                                                                at the same time then it would be a free-for-all and not much of a challenge.”

Girl: “Why?”

Grandmother: “Those are just the rules. — I’m going to watch the game now.”

Next Up For Amity: The Spartans host East Haven (5-1-7) at Bennett Rink on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. This is the Spartans’ Senior Day Game. Come on out and cheer on our boys and hopefully witness their comeback victory. 

Boys, why not dedicate this game to your senior members. Keep them on your minds with every move you make. Just Believe you can win this and you will. Let’s go Spartans!

Stay In Bed A Little Longer – 2-Hour School Delay Today

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Jan 312019
 

Mother Nature is playing tricks again, the frigid temperatures and potentially dangerous road conditions have prompted school leaders to delay the school day for 2 hours today.

This is a good time for kids to catch up on any homework that they may not have finished, or catch up on a little extra sleep before bundling up and heading out the door.

Girls’ Hockey: Sharks Chomp The Blades 5-1

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Jan 312019
 

The Blades (Amity, Cheshire, North Haven) girls ice hockey team was on the road in West Haven on Jan. 29 for a game against the West Haven/Sacred Heart Sharks.

The Sharks came on strong in the first period with Taylor Nowak making the first goal,  assisted by Jianna Cohrs and Megan Froehlich).

Next, Brooke McNaola scored on an assist from Jenna Hunt.

First Period Score: 2-0 West Haven

West Haven owned the second period, too. Nowak scored again, assisted by Meghan Dupre.

Second Period Score: 3-0 West Haven

West Haven never lost its momentum, and in the third period, Mia Celentano made a goal, assisted by Meaghan Hogan.

The Blades bombarded West Haven’s goalie throughout the game, and Shannon Reilly finally landed one, assisted by Meaghan Hogan.

The Sharks ended the game with one final goal by McNabola, assisted by Hunt and Dupree.

Final Score: 5-1 West Haven

Saves: Blades – Caitlyn Ranciato made 23 saves; West Haven/Sacred Heart – Crowe made 36 saves.

 Records: Blades 6-9; Sharks 12-2

It’s Time To Register For A New Flag Football Program (Grades 1-6)

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Jan 302019
 

Game On Flag Football was launched in Madison last Spring and was a huge success which leads it to expand to 5 towns this Spring- Orange, West Haven, Southington, Deep River, and Madison.
The Orange league is sponsored by Amity Pop Warner and the Site Director is Amity’s head coach, Coach Bruno.  The league is open to boys and girls in grades 1-6 from any town.
Once a child is registered for a specific town, the child will play in that same town for 7 consecutive Sundays.  This is a two-hour commitment each Sunday, kids practice for one hour before playing for one hour.
The league starts on Sunday, April 28 and ends on June 16 — participants are not playing on Memorial Day.
The kids’ teams are coached by Amity Varsity football players and parent volunteers.  Registration is $200./child and includes instruction, play time, compression jersey, shorts, and a cinch bag.
Registration is open online at www.gameonflagfootball.com

Boys Hockey: Amity vs Guilford, Tough Game

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Jan 302019
 

The Amity Spartans were on the road in North Haven for a match-up against the Guilford Indians on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The Indians are a strong, tight team and Amity knew it was going to be a challenge. Yet, no matter what, it’s anyone’s game if you want it badly enough.

Guilford scored first at 6:24 into the game John DeLucia asst Jake Watrous

First-period score: 1-0 Guilford in the first 5:11 of the second period, Jack Dacey made a goal for the Indians, assisted by DeLucia.

Less than three minutes later Amity’s Justin Miller shot one past Guilford’s goalie, Alex Attruia, assisted by Nick Kiwanis and Jason Csejka.

At 12:55 Dacey made his second goal, unassisted for Guilford.

Second-period score: 3-1 Guilford

At two points behind, it still wasn’t too late for Amity to take this game. at 3:01 Csejka made a goal, assisted by Cody White and Kiwanis, filling everyone with hope.

But two minutes later Watrous assisted by DeLucia and Shea Thibault, scored for Guilford. Then, with 4:58 remaining in the game, Dacey netted his hat trick on an assist from DeLucia.

Final Score: 5-2 Guilford

Records: Amity 7-5, Guilford 11-2

Next Up for Amity: Wednesday, Jan. 30, Home game vs West Haven at 6:30 p.m.