(my apologies for the earlier error)
Anyone who knew Joey Ciancola will never forget him. He was a vibrant, kind, talented Amity Athlete, .
Back on October 24, 2011, Joey collapsed during a preseason baseball team workout at the University of Rhode Island. He died three days later in a Rhode Island Hospital. He was just 20 years old.
The loss of Joey Ciancola was a tragedy and his mother wanted answers. She filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the university.
On January 8, just days before the case was to go to trial, the university settled with the Ciancola family for $1.45 million.
For the Ciancola’s it’s not about the money. Nothing will ever make up for the loss of this wonderful young man.
The University is setting up a scholarship in Joey’s memory.
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
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.”
Foran took an early lead, besting Amity 8-6 in the first quarter, but after that, it was Amity’s game all the way…22-11 in the second; 33-14 in the third and finally, a 46-22 Spartans victory.
Amity’s top point-makers:
Molly Dragan was the game’s high scoring player with 12 points, She was followed by Emma Gehr with 11, Elise Graham 7, Tara Laugeni 6, and Alexa Gibbs 4.
Dragan and Graham each had 5 steals. Alexa Gibbs had 8 rebounds and 5 blocks. Freshman Hayley Esparo had 8 blocks.
Foran’s top point-makers:
Zinnia Hall was the high scoring player for the Lions with 5 points, Sam Inthapanhya 4, Jasmine Lord 4, Lauren Noltholt 3.
Jade Lord and Lauren Notholt each had 9 rebounds.
Records: Amity 9-5; Foran 4-9.
The Lady Spartans have a HOME game on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m.