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Girls Basketball: Amity Loses To Top Ranked Hand

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Jan 152020
 

Amity girls basketball took its second loss of the season to top-ranked Hand (60-36)
Hand’s offensive strengths were too much for Amity to handle last Friday night.
Amity is still down a number of varsity girls with injuries and hopes to be back to full strength in a week or two.
The Lady Spartans’ record is 5-2. Amity has 3 games this week. (Monday, Jan. 13, Shelton; Wednesday, Jan. 15, Sheehan; Friday, Jan. 17, Hillhouse)
Game Stats:
Jillian Martin  17 points, 5 steals
Jayne Whitman 6 points
Mya Manzione 6 points, 9 rebounds

Jenna Vanhise 4 points, 4 rebounds

Three Pointers:  Martin 2, Whitman 2

By Robyn Martin

Boys Swimming: Greater New Haven Edges Amity In Tuesday Meet

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Jan 152020
 

The Amity Boys Swim team hosted Greater New Haven in Orange on Tuesday night.
Both teams performed well, but, in the end, Greater New Haven edged out Amity 96-89.
Greater New Haven’s Winning Events 
200 Medley Relay-  GNH 1:45.43 David Zhang, Connor Coyne, Hethon Foster, Finn Henry
200 Free- GNH 1:49.91 Aidan Henry
200 IM- GNH 2:05.58 Finn Henry
Diving- GNH 149.10 Christian Butler
100 Fly- GNH 54.71 Hethon Foster
100 Free- GNH 49.06 Aidan Henry
500 Free- GNH 4:55.02 Finn Henry
200 Free Relay- GNH 1:33.57 Hethon Foster, Cameron Cargan, Aiden Cohen Aidan Henry
100 Breast- GNH- 1:04.24 Connor Coyne
400 Free Relay- GNH 3:26.03 Finn Henry, Cameron Cargan, Connor Coyne, Aidan Henry
Amity’s Winning Events
50 Free- A 23.23 Tyler Roy
100 Back- A 57.96 Seamus Hennessy
Records: Greater New Haven(2-2), Amity(3-2)

Maroney To Host Coffee and Conversation Session In Orange

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Jan 152020
 

The Office of State Senator James Maroney (D-Milford) will host a coffee and conversation session at Starbucks, 300 Boston Post Road, Orange on Thursday, January 16 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. The senator’s staff will be present and can answer constituent questions and relay messages directly to the senator.

The 2020 legislative session begins in less than a month, starting on February 5. Sen. Maroney will continue to hold coffee and conversation hours leading up to and throughout the session, providing constituents with a chance to share thoughts, ideas and concerns.

For those who cannot attend the coffee and conversation session, the senator can also be reached at http://senatedems.ct.gov/maroney-contact.

About James Maroney: Sen. Maroney was first elected to represent the 14th District (Milford) in 2018. Before being elected to the Senate, he was a State Representative for the 119th District from 2012-2014, where he served on the Higher Education Committee. Due to his distinguished service on the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee, he was asked to serve on the Planning Commission for Higher Education and help develop a strategic plan for higher education in Connecticut.

Conservation Commission Welcomes New Avian Neighbors

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Jan 142020
 

The Orange Conservation Commission will be constructing an array of Purple Martin Nesting Gourds this Spring at the Ewen Preserve (GPS Address: approx.. 648 St John’s Drive, in Orange).

The OCC hopes to establish a colony of Purple Martins here to provide viewing opportunities to our residents and to help control the population of disease-carrying mosquitos here in Orange.

Purple Martins Love mosquitoes!

To learn more about these fascinating birds, the OCC will be hosting a program that highlights the life and times of Purple Martins on February 13th at 7:00 pm at the High Plains Community Center Cafeteria.

John Picard will discuss the many aspects of becoming a Purple Martin Landlord, including housing location, housing selection, the importance of monitoring, protection from predators, protection from nest parasites and the never-ending battle of invasive species and their effect upon the Purple Martins.

John has managed a network of nest boxes for more than 20 years, more recently John has been assisting with the Purple Martin Colony at Hammonasset Beach State Park. John is a member of the Board of Directors for the Menunkatuck Audubon Society.

 

CT Dancers Earn Medals At The World Tap Dance Championships In Germany

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Jan 142020
 

Disclaimer: The following article was published in ZIP 06.com and forwarded to us by a parent. Of interest because Stacey Richetelli is the daughter of Amity Boys Hockey Coach Michael Richetelli. 

Pictured are (back) Nicole Evans (Branford), Karissa Fryar (Guilford), Piper Forbush (Durham), and Paige Rossicone (North Branford); along with (front) Juliana Montgomery (Guilford), Scotland Forbush (Durham), Stacey Richetelli (West Haven), and Taylor Levine (North Branford).                   (Photo by Sheri Bonanno )

A group of eight dancers who train at The Dancer’s Studio in Northford recently returned from the World Tap Dance Championships in Riesa, Germany, where they won multiple medals while competing against people from around the world in a variety of categories.

The dancers qualified for the World Tap Dance Championships by virtue of their performances in prior competitions in the United States. They then competed in specific categories in elimination rounds at the championships, which took place over the course of five days and featured 12- to 14-hour competitions each day.

There were 33 countries represented at the meet, and the dancers also participated in the Parade of Nations. The United States recorded the highest medal count by winning 17 total medals. The competitors from The Dancer’s Studio advanced to the finals in 10 of the 12 pieces that they performed in.

Juliana Montgomery from Guilford earned two bronze medals, one silver medal, and also won a gold medal with her duo. Nicole Evans of Branford and Stacey Richetelli from West Haven earned a bronze medal in the formation category.

Karissa Fryar from Guilford posted two sixth-place finishes, one fifth-place finish, and earned a bronze medal in the formation category. Paige Rossicone and Taylor Levine of North Branford finished fifth in the duo category and received a bronze medal for their placement with the group and formation categories.

Piper Forbush of Durham also earned a bronze medal for both the group and formation categories. Scotland Forbush from Durham finished fifth with her trio and took the bronze medal in the formation category.

Submitted by Sheri Bonanno

Amity Goes 4-0 At Fourth Annual Amity Wrestling Duals

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Jan 122020
 

On Saturday, the 4th Annual Amity Wrestling duals had some familiar faces in the building with former coaches Ryan Roddy (St. Thomas More) and Marcello Catapano (New Haven), traveling to Amity to take on Todd Patterson’s Spartans

Amity went 4-0 with victories over Maloney, Plainville, St. Thomas More, and New Haven.

The Spartans improved to 12-4 on the season. Coach Patterson said, “It was a great day. The team was focused. We had some good, hard, tough matches and the winning took care of itself.”

On Thursday, the Spartans are home against the Guilford Indians.

— By Mike Cala

(Photos by Darren Johnson)

Girls Hockey: Blades Over Hamden For Another Win

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Jan 112020
 

The Amity/North Haven/Cheshire Blades hosted Hamden in Hamden Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

The Blades wasted no time getting onto the scoreboard, with the first goal just 2:04 into the game.

                                   SCOREBOARD

                              1                2               3               F

Blades                  2              4              0              6

Hamden               1              1               0              2

First Period

Blade’s Haley Cable shot the first one in, assisted by Mia Dow and Tess Csejka

Hamden’s Demeri Carangelo answered a few minutes later tying the game at 1.

Then, the Blades’ Avery DePodesta pulled the Blades ahead, assisted by Nadia DiNatale and Haley Cable.

Second Period

Csejka started the second period off right with an unassisted goal.

Her teammate Sami Drane shot one in, assisted by Caroline Cadelina.

Csejka made another unassisted goal, and Carly Silbert assisted by Csejka brought the score to 6-1.

Still seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, Hamden’s Colby Sullivan made an unassisted goal, bringing the score to 6-2.

No one on either side scored during the Third Period, so, the game ended in the Blades’ favor at 6-2.

Amity Varsity Sports Schedule for Jan. 13-18

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Jan 112020
 

Here is this week’s Amity Varsity sports schedule, Jan 13 – 18.

Monday, Jan. 13

Girls Basketball v. Shelton Away – Shelton High School, Murray Gymnasium at 7:00 p.m.  L 28-56

Boys Basketball vs Branford Home – Amity Regional High School at 7:00 p.m.  W 53-39

Tuesday, Jan. 14

Girls Indoor Track SCC Novice Developmental Meet – Floyd Little Athletic Center-Field House at 4:00 p.m.

Boys Indoor Track SCC Developmental #2 Away – Floyd Little Athletic Center at 5:00 p.m.

Girls Gymnastics vs Foran, Staples HOME – Gymnastics and Cheerleading Academy at Ct-Gym 1
at 6:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming and Diving vs N.Haven/E.Haven/N.Bran/Guil Home – High Plains at 6:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 15

Boys and Girls Alpine Skiing/Ski Racing Home – Southington Ski Mountain at 3:30 p.m.

Girls Gymnastics vs Wilton, Fairfield Warde Away – Wilton HS-Aux Gym at 5:00 p.m.

Girls Basketball vs Sheehan Away – Sheehan High School-Sheehan HS Gymnasium 6:00 p.m.

Boys Basketball vs Fairfield Warde Away – Fairfield Warde HS-Large Gym at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 16

Girls Ice Hockey vs Guilford Away – East Haven High School-Veterans Rink at 4:15 p.m.

Girls Gymnastics vs Wilton, Fairfield Warde Away – Wilton HS-Aux Gym at 5:00 p.m.

Wrestling vs Guilford Home – Amity Regional High School at 6:00 p.m.

Boys Ice Hockey vs Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe Away – Wonderland of Ice-Stadium at 8:00 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 17

Boys Basketball vs Notre Dame-West Haven Away – Notre Dame High School-Gym at 7:00 p.m.

Girls Basketball vs Hillhouse Home – Amity Regional High School at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 18

Boys Indoor Track SCC Coaches Invitational Away – Floyd Little Athletic Center at 9:00 a.m.

Boys Ice Hockey vs Conard Home – West Haven High School-Bennett Rink at 6:15 p.m.

Wrestling New Milford Wrestling Tournament Away – New Milford High School-Main Gym – at 8:30 a.m.

Girls Ice Hockey vs Simsbury Away – Simsbury ISCC-NHL at 7:30 p.m.

Sad News From The Beardsley Zoo

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Jan 112020
 

We are sad to announce that due to advanced age, declining health and quality of life considerations, the Zoo bid farewell to our North American bison, Sweetpea, through euthanasia.

Sweetpea was born at the Zoo, and is remembered by her animal care staff and friends as a “gentle giant.”

Animal Care Specialist and Zoo Registrar Linda Tomas summed up the feelings of Zoo staff in her comment: “I will always remember her for her eager anticipation for treats, her happy play with a new tree or pumpkin in the yard and her soft fuzzy head. I miss her and am grateful for having had the chance to be a part of her life.”

Girls Basketball: Amity Defeats Law 50-38

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Jan 092020
 

Amity girls basketball rolled over Law Tuesday night 50-38.

The girls’ varsity team has been down a few players due to injuries, however, they continue to be resilient and work together to bring home the “W”!

The Lady Spartans were lead by Jillian Martin (18 points) and Jayne Whitman (11 points).

They maintained the lead the entire game.

Amity has a big test Friday night versus top-ranked Hand.

Game Stats:

Martin 18 points, 4 steals, 5 assist

Whitman 11 points

Blakeslee 6 points, 3 steals, 3 assist

Eschweiler 5 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals

Vanhise 4 points, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks

Smith 4 steals, 3 points

Swift 3 points

3-pointers ( Martin 4, Whitman 3, Swift 1)

— By Robyn Martin

(Photos by Scott Burzynski)