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Jun 112017
 

As you may have noticed, the convenient event calendar that once graced the left column of our front page has been missing for a while. This happened after an update and we haven’t been able to get it back yet – but we’re still working on it.
Many people, including us, depended on the calendar for a quick reference of upcoming events.
As a courtesy, we’re going to go through all of our postings to make an at-a-glance listing for everyone.
We’ll keep it updated and place it on the front page as often as possible.
This is for convenient (nearby) events.
Sunday, June 11 — (FYI) Block A Dinner [Amity Athlete Awards] at Grassy Hill Country Club, Orange, at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, June 13 — The annual Amity High School Senior Breakfast sponsored by the PTSO will take place at the school at 9:30 a.m. prior to mandatory graduation rehearsals. The PTSO is looking for donations of food and drink items and gift cards for the raffle from local restaurants and families. They also need volunteers for set up.
Wednesday, June 14 — The 15th Annual Orange Business Expo will take place at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Expo is free to visit and open to the public and includes 56 vendors and special events.
Wednesday, June 14 — Last Day of School Orange Elementary (tentative) Min. Day
Wednesday, June 14 — Amity High Graduation on the football field at 4 p.m.
Friday, June 16 —  The annual Tip-A-Cop fundraising event to benefit the Spacial Olympics will take place at Chip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, June 17 — Orange Conservation Commission will host a bird walk with Frank Gallo, at the Turkey Hill Preserve beginning at 8 a.m.
Thursday, June 29 — The Orange Senior Center welcomes everyone to enjoy a free concert featuring The Vybrations on the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Come early for the Farmers’ Market!

HEARTBREAK: Staples Breaks Amity’s Winning Streak — 5-1 Final

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Jun 102017
 

Max Scheps pitched the first 6 1/2 innings.

This will not read like a story as it was updated periodically. 

Amity was first to score in the CIAC Class LL State Tournament getting one run in the bottom of the fourth.

The Staples Wreckers came on strong in the top of the fifth with a RBI triple, then a 2-run homer, they snatched the lead 3-1.

Bottom of fifth, Hague brothers in scoring position, Jack Nolan at bat 2-2 and 2 outs — Pop up fly… he’s out… on to the sixth inning.

Top of seventh Staples RBI double. then a RBI single and Staples has a solid 5-1 lead over Amity.

Scheps pulled and Lumpinski finishes the final inning with the bases loaded and two outs. BAM, 3 strikes…

Bottom of the seventh. It’s now or never Amity.

Al Smith first up. 1 out

Colin Beaulieu – single!

Andy Hague, pop up … out.

Teddy Hague hits it to center … it was caught…

Staples gets the win.

Ray Curren from the SCC tweeted “All things come to an end. 28-game postseason win streak and 4 straight LL titles may never be matched.”

Congratulations to the Wreckers.

Amity, we Love You and admire you for everything you’ve accomplished over the years.

 

 

 

 

Baseball: Witness History In The Making (Again)

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Jun 082017
 

Last year, the Amity Spartans became the first baseball team in CT history to win four consecutive state championships, now they’re hoping to break their own record to make it five.

Amity Baseball fans, consider coming to support the baseball team as they “Drive for 5” and play for the Class LL State Championship this Saturday, June 10 at Noon!

The game is at Palmer Field in Middletown.

Here is the LINK for tickets. It is best to buy them in advance.

Don’t forget to wear your AMITY gear or Black and Gold!

Jun 072017
 

The number 1 Amity Spartans Baseball Team played in the CIAC Class LL semifinal against Danbury in Waterbury today.

The Spartans got a quick 2-0 lead and just kept going.

Danbury picked up two runs in the first six innings but simply couldn’t pass Amity’s 3 to 4 run lead.

The Amity Spartans won 5-2 and advance to their fifth consecutive state championship game, this year against Staples.

Baseball: CIAC Class LL Semifinal Tonight!

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Jun 072017
 

Clear skies and pleasant temperatures make for a nice night to Play Ball!

The CIAC Class LL State Tournament Semifinal game that was postponed last night will take place this evening at 7 p.m.

Amity goes up against Danbury at Municipal Stadium in Waterbury at 7 p.m.

Get on out to the ball game and cheer on our Amity Spartans and remember, there IS an admission fee.

CT High School Musical Theater Awards Night – Guilford’s Sweeney Was King

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Jun 062017
 

We all love the Amity Spring Musicals, the singing, the dancing, the acting, lighting, sets, and music, but evidently, the judges for the Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards (CHSMTA) thought that Guilford’s production of Sweeney Todd was just “this much” better.

Of its 13 nominations, including its eighth nomination for outstanding musical production, Amity took home one award and ONE very special recognition, but no trophy.

Our own Yuliya Faryna won the Outstanding Supporting Actress award for her role as Golde (the mother) in Fiddler on the Roof.

And CHSMTA founder Brett A. Bernardini took time out from the Outstanding Student Achievement announcements to recognize Amity’s Harrison Paek for his work in the Arts in Education Student Achievement category.

Even though Harrison didn’t receive an award, he did have an opportunity to make a very well thought out speech.

Maybe I’m just partial to our Amity students, but I believe Eric Greenbaum, Tevye from Fiddler on The Roof, brought the house down when he performed “If I Were A Rich Man.” Thunderous applause and a standing ovation followed his song. (Not all of the Lead Actor Nominees received the same awesome reaction). He is a winner in my eyes.

The cast performed the “dream” sequence, including the towering ghost, also getting a standing ovation from their peers and the entire audience.

What do they say, “It doesn’t matter if you win, just being nominated is enough.” (?)

Although we always hope for more, there was an awful lot of talent on the Palace Theater stage on Monday night and Amity was well represented. Principal Anna Mahon did a terrific job making an award presentation.

Congratulations to Yuliya and Harrison for your honors, and to everyone that won awards.

To the Amity Theater Department as a whole, congratulations on all of your nominations. You deserved every one.

Until next year.

Next Up For The Amity Spartans Baseball Team

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Jun 042017
 

The Amity Spartans Baseball team is still alive in the CIAC State Tournament. Danbury

On Tuesday, June 6, the boys go up against Danbury (10-9 last documented record on CIAC website) at Municipal Stadium in Waterbury at 7 p.m.

Ludlowe Bows To Amity In Third Round CIAC Tourney Game

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Jun 032017
 

It’s been a long season, but we are almost there, the Amity Spartans Baseball team shut out Fairfield Ludlowe 12-0 today in Woodbridge.

It was like a nice autumn day up on the hill, windy and cloudy – perfect baseball weather. The only ones sweating it out were the Falcons.

The game got off to a slow start with no score in the first inning.

Second inning — Ludlowe failed to score again, but Amity came alive. Colin Beaulieu and Pat Winkel brought in runners on walks and Andy Hague brought one in on a single. 3-0 Amity

Third inning — 0 for Ludlowe. Beaulieu walked and Amity scored a run. Hague hit a two-run single, Jack Nolan hit a two-run triple and Max Scheps had a one-run single. 9-0 Amity

No action in the fourth.

Fifth inning — Nolan had a one-run triple and Scheps had a one-run single. (Somewhere in there another run came in). 12-0 Amity

And that was all she wrote, neither team scored after that and Amity advances in the tournament.

Athletic Director Ernie Goodwin tweeted: “Spartans win their 27th consecutive postseason game, head back to LL semifinals.”

The Lady Spartans ended their season today in Stamford, but they had a really good run.

 

They Did It Again! Boys And Girls Advance In CIAC Tourney

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Jun 012017
 

The Lady Spartans Softball team shut out Wilton 2-0 in Woodbridge on Wednesday.

The Amity Spartans Baseball team defeated Hamden 9-2.

Both of these phenomenal teams continue to advance in the CIAC state championship tournament.

The Boys will play round three at Amity on Saturday at 2 p.m.

The Girls continue their journey in Stamford at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Register For The Sal Semmonella Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament

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May 292017
 

The 10th annual Sal Semmonella Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament will take place at the Orange Hills Country Club, 389 Racebrook Road, on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 8 a.m.
There will be a continental breakfast at 7 a.m.with shotgun scramble format starting at 8 a.m. Included with the $125 entry fee is 18 holes of golf, breakfast, a special luncheon cookout which will begin at 12:30 p.m.
Awards will be announced during lunch as well as the raffle winners. Sponsorships are available as well as donations to cover Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, and Tee/Green flags.
To register or for more information, please contact Ken Miller at 203-795-8025.
Sal Semmonella was a 17-year-old Amity High School student athlete, who died in a car crash on March 3, 2008.
 
The Scholarship Fund has donated to The American Cancer Society, Amity High School Football Program, Holy Infant Church Religious Education, Keefe Family, Peck Place School, Racebrook School, and much more.