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Boys’ Hockey: Blue Devils Burn The Spartans

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Jan 242017
 

The Amity Spartans Hockey Team was on the road in West Haven Monday night for a match up with the Blue Devils.

West Haven took a quick lead when Kevin Moriaty hit a goal assisted by Peter Richetelli at 2:43.

Ten minutes later, Amity’s Jazon Csejka put the Spartans on the board assisted by Ed Martino and Nick DeGennaro. But the Blue Devils would not have any of that and 20 seconds later, Max Lynch scored on an assist from Collin Braziel.

First period score 2-1 West Haven.

Both teams played hard in the second period, yet neither scored. Amity’s Goalie Tyler Cole stood up against a barrage of hits from West Haven.

With two minutes remaining in the third period Peter Richetelli scored on an assist from Alex Lynch, and 90 seconds later, with Cole away from the goal (to give Amity an extra man on the ice) Robbie Forleo slammed one into the net with just 31 seconds left on the clock.

West Haven came out on top 4-1 this time.

Scoreboard
West Haven 2 0 2 -4
Amity            1 0 0 -1
Shots- WH: 44; AM: 29;

Saves– AM: Tyler Cole 40; WH: Logan Cole 28.

Records- Amity 3-6; West Haven 7-3.

Girls’ Basketball: Jillian Martin Posts High Score In Battle vs Hillhouse

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Jan 242017
 

The Lady Spartans Basketball team was on the road at Hillhouse on Monday night.

Hillhouse stayed one step ahead of Amity throughout the game and took this one 50-45.

Scoreboard
Hillhouse 12 10 13 15 – 50
Amity 10 9 10 16 – 45

Player’s stats

Amity’s Jillian Martin was the game’s high scoring player with 14 points.

Hillhouse — Tanayja London 13, Latoya Dale 12, Tyree Allen 11, Kiana Brown 2, Kayla Jefferson 4, Keyshan Moore 4, Ranasha Fraizer 2, Fatihah Singleton 2.

Totals: 19 10-22 50

Amity —  Jillian Martin 14, Amanda Granados 7, Hannah Iwaszkiewicz 7, Tara Laugeni 6, Hayley Esparo 6, Emma Gehr 5.

Totals: 18 3-4 45

3 -point goals:Hillhouse 2 (London 1, Allen 1); Amity 6 (Gehr 1, Granados 2, Martin 3).

Records: Amity (6-6), Hillhouse (4-8).

Boys’ Basketball: Cheshire Edges Out Amity

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Jan 242017
 

The Amity Spartans Basketball team was on the road in Cheshire for a game against the Rams on Monday.

Amity took a quick 4-p0int lead in the first quarter 20-16, Cheshire came within 1 points of their rivals in the second quarter 25-24 (Amity).

The Spartans kept their lead in the third quarter with 12 points to the Rams’ 7, 37-31 (Amity). The fourth quarter was the heartbreaker, dominated by Cheshire, which forged ahead with 22 points to Amity’s 12. The Rams took this one 53-49.

Scoreboard
Amity 20 5 12 12 – 49
Cheshire 16 8 7 22 – 53

Pointmakers:

Amity’s Tyler Thomas and Cheshire’s Eric Angelone each scored 14 points for their respective teams.

Amity — Tyler Thomas 14, Ted Weber 10, John Ahern 9, Bob Kirpas 6, Jack Nolan 4, Colin Beaulieu 3,  James Van Hise 3.

Totals: 17 9-15 49

Cheshire — Eric Angelone 4 4-4 14, Matt Geyda 5 0-0 12, Drew Hart 3 4-4 10, Jenson Bassett 3 3-4 9,  Mike Quint 1 3-4 6,  Evan Russo 1 0-0 2.

Totals: 17 14-17 53

3-point goals: Amity 6 (Ahern 3, Kirpas 2, Thomas 1); Cheshire 5 (Angelone 2, Geyda 2, Quint 1)

Records: Amity 6-4; Cheshire 5-7.

Photos courtesy of Kim Formica

Boys’ Swimming: Amity Suffers First Season Loss

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Jan 232017
 

The Amity Spartans Boys Swim and Dive team hosted Fairfield Prep in Orange on Monday, Jan. 23.

The Spartans boasted an undefeated season – until this evening.

Prep simply outperformed Amity 101- 80.

Prep’s Winning Events

200 Medley Relay: FP- 1:41.57 Liam Colleran, Kevin Lydon, Stanislav Yarmousik, Martin Duffy

200 Freestyle: FP- 1:50.28 Richard Nolan,

200 Ind. Medley: FP- 2:01.16 Oliver Rus

50 Freestyle: FP– 23.07 Martin Duffy

Dive: FP- 192.15 Andres Narvaez

100 Freestyle: FP- 48.07 Oliver Rus

500 Freestyle: FP- 4:58.18 Richard Nolan

200 Freestyle Relay: FP- 1:33.31 Martin Duffy, Jack Rogers, Jerome Larracuente, Oliver Rus

100 Backstroke: FP- 55.85 Liam Colleran

Amity’s Winning Events

100 Butterfly: A- 54.30 Kevin Yanagisawa

100 Breaststroke: A- 1:12.57 Matt Hill

400 Freestyle Relay: A- 3:31.07 Sergey Savelyev, Shiva Gowda, Kevin Yanagisawa, Colin Roy

Records: Fairfield Prep (6-1)  Amity (5-1)

Pinnacle Educational Center Celebrates 8 Year Anniversary in Woodbridge

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Jan 232017
 

Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group (PECAAG) has reached a milestone this January, celebrating 8 years of business.   PECAAG is a subsidiary of BHA Education Consultants which was started in 1997 by Dr. Lowe.

The company has grown from the dreams of founder/CEO, Dr. Paul Lowe to a company headquartered in Woodbridge, Connecticut, with additional offices in Greenwich, CT;  Mid-town Manhattan; White Plains, NY;  Fort Lee and Princeton, NJ, Boston, MA and Wilmington, DE.  PEC/AAG also has international affiliate partners in London, Beijing, Delhi, Paris, Sao Paulo, Moscow, Kuala Lumpur and Lagos.

“It gives me great pride in joining clients and business partners in celebrating the company’s 8th anniversary. We have come a long way since the business was started in 2009, in the midst of a recession, and are very excited about our future as the company continues to thrive,” said Dr. Lowe when discussing the celebration.   “We chose Woodbridge as our headquarters because the developers/owners of the 245 Amity Office and Retail Complex had a positive vision and we had a positive vision which ultimately led to our success.”

Dr. Lowe and his team of advisors specialize in providing exclusive concierge-type admissions advisory and educational services for families and students who are interested in applying to and experiencing the unique educational environment and communities of Ivy League and highly selective colleges and elite private day and boarding schools; BS/MD programs; graduate, law and business school programs.

PECAAG’s ability to provide personalized, concierge-type services and in-home consultations based on clients’ specific needs and its admissions success rates have helped the company to continually grow over the past 8 years, and offers promise for future growth.

Visit their website: www.pinnacleeducationalcenteradmissionsadvisorsgroup.com

Girls’ Basketball: Tigers Have No Mercy on Amity

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Jan 212017
 

The Lady Spartans Basketball team was on the road in Middletown on Friday to face off with the highly ranked Mercy High School Tigers.

The Tigers took an early 3 point lead and, although the Lady Spartans played hard, the third quarter belonged to Mercy which scored 10 more points than Amity after the half.

Mercy simply kept Amity on its toes until the end, and walked away with a 54-35 victory.

Scoreboard
Amity 7 9 8 11 – 35
Mercy 10 10 18 16 – 54

How the girls played:  

Mercy’s Kameryn King was the game’s high scoring player with 17 points (including five 3-pointers).

Amity — Amanda Granados 15, Emma Gehr 8, Carly Marchitto 4, Tara Laugeni 4, Jillian Martin 4.

Totals: 13 7-12 35

Mercy — Kameryn King 17, Meghan DeVille 16, Bella Santoro 7, Sophia Finkeldey 5,Samantha Chapps  2, Lexi Leon 2, Tia Giansiracusa 2,  Vienna Knox 2, Jessica Carroll 1.

Totals: 18 12-14 54

3-point goals: Amity 2 (Gehr 2); Mercy 6 (King 5, Finkeldey 1)

Records: Amity 6-5, Mercy 10-2

Dr. Lowe Offers Important Information For High School Juniors To Follow

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Jan 212017
 

8 Important Things High School Juniors Should Be Doing Now For College Admissions

1. Plan, plan and plan.

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll wind up somewhere else” – Yogi Berra

Create a timeline and meet your goals.  Deadlines are a crucial aspect of the college admissions process.

2.  Make a balanced preliminary college list.  Start your search by familiarizing yourself with many different colleges and universities.  Use the Internet to facilitate your research on the different options that are available. Visit the webs sites of the schools you are considering.

3. Visit colleges.  Start to visit campuses. First, the ones that are close by, then schools that are farther way.  More than printed materials, websites, virtual tours and visits from admissions counselors, college visits allow you to get a true feel for the campus environment and the students that attend.

4. Begin to consider letters of recommendation.  It’s not who is writing or what they are writing.  It’s how they are writing about you in a meaningful way.  Choose your recommenders wisely.

5. Carefully Consider Financial Aid.  If your family can not pay $26,000 – $53,000 through investment income, savings or a fund for your college tuition, then you and your parents should plan to fill out the FAFSA and a CSS/Financial Aid Profile.

6. Standardized Tests.  Plan your SAT and/or ACT timelines.  Don’t forget SAT subject tests.

7. Grades.  Colleges view grades with the utmost importance. Remember, your grades should come first.  Colleges look at junior year grades to understand the academic abilities of a student.  Junior year grades are the last full year of grades for admissions committees to look at in determining a student’s acceptance.  A recent survey by the National Association for College Admission Counselors (NACAC) found that admissions officers gave “considerable importance” to grades in students’ college-prep classes.

8. Energize your Holistic Acceptance Profile.  College acceptance is not just about high scores on the new SATs, high GPAs and a manufactured Common Application or personal statement.   Ivy League and highly-selective colleges and universities use a holistic approach and review assessments to admit qualified applicants.   Admissions committees want to know the student behind the application.  Only by understanding the person behind the scholarly achievements (behind the application), and the context in which they were earned, can universities make a proper assessment to accept a qualified applicant.  What’s your “holistic acceptance profile”?  Visit our website to see what schools use:  Holistic Approach.

Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe is the managing director and lead admissions expert at Woodbridge Admissions Advisors. Tel. (203) 387-1574, and founder of Ivy League Admissions Advisors  a part of the Pinnacle Educational Admissions Advisors Group network.   Pinnacle is located in the 245 Amity Office/Retail Complex at the corner of Amity Road and Bradley Road.

Boys’ Basketball: Amity Enjoys Another Big Win

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Jan 212017
 

The Amity Spartans Boys Basketball team hosted the East Haven Yellowjackets Friday night (Jan. 20) in Woodbridge.

This was another big victory for the Spartans, which took a 9-point early lead and made the Yellowjackets battle through four quarters with no chance of catching them.

In the end, Amity earned a 61-36 victory, their second big win this week.

Scoreboard
Amity 14 20 15 12 – 61

East Haven 5 7 9 15 – 36

How the players scored:

 

Amity (61) — Bob Kirpas 16 (including five 3-pointers), Ted Weber 9,  Tyler Thomas 9, Gerald Singleton 8, John Ahern 6, Colin Beaulieu 4, Nick Huribal 4 Jack Nolan 3, Chris Bierezowiec 2.

Totals: 23 10-13 61

East Haven (36) — Jeremiah Cureton 9, Nick Guarino 8, Luke Delguidice 6, Eddie Popolizio 5, Brandon DePalma 3, Gabe Longley 3, Ryan Spano 2.

Totals: 12 6-6 36

3-point goals: East Haven 6 (Guarino 1, Cureton 1, DePalma 1, Longley 1, Popolizio 1, Delguidice 1); Amity 5 (Kirpas 5);

Records: Amity 6-3, East Haven 1-8

Boys’ Swimming: Amity Remains Undefeated Following Friday Meet

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Jan 202017
 

The Amity Spartans Boys Swim Team hosted Haddam Killingworth in Orange on Friday, Jan. 20.

Both teams won 6 events, but Amity outscored their guests 93-79.

Amity’s Winning Events

200 Medley Relay: A- 1:48.29 Shiva Gowda, Matt Hill, Dan Madsen, Colin Roy

200 Ind. Medley: A- 2:19.60 Matt Hill

Dive: A- 171.90 Uranik Klobucishta

100 Butterfly: A- 1:01.66 Dan Madsen

100 Freestyle: A- 54.67 Casey Donovan

200 Freestyle Relay: A- 1:35.46 Dan Madsen, Uranik Klobucishta, Tyler Roy, Colin Roy

Haddam Killingworth’s Winning Events

200 Freestyle: HK- 1:56.82 Elijah Houlton

50 Freestyle: HK24.69 Elijah Houlton

500 Freestyle: HK- 5:18.82 Zach Houlton

100 Backstroke: HK- 1:03.30 Jake Torello

100 Breaststroke: HK- 1:14.60 Will Carlson

400 Freestyle Relay: HK- 4:03.13 Jake Torello, Evan Stock, Will Carlson, Zach Houlton

Records: Amity (5-0), Haddam Killingworth (1-6)

Girls’ Hockey: Blades Dominate Game vs Titans

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Jan 202017
 

The Blades (Amity-Cheshire-North Haven) Girls Ice Hockey team hosted the Simsbury Titans at the Rinks in Shelton on Thursday night.

Meghan Hogan (22) of Cheshire scored the first goal in the first thee minutes  of the game. Hailey Cable (28) brought the score to 2-0 at 2:31, followed by Amity’s Grace Kosh (20) at 2:03. First period score 3-0 Blades.

The second period was scoreless and then with just 35 seconds remaining in the third period, the Titans’ Mackenzie Lynch (14) shot an unassisted goal to keep her team from being shut out.

Blades win 3-1

Shots: Amity 13, Simsbury 37

The Blades Goalie Andrea DelVecchio made 36 saves in this game.

Records: Amity 7-5, Simsbury 5-5