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Cross Country: Amity Boys Win Two in Woodbridge

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Sep 272016
 

Connor Visnic wins his first varsity race. Amity boys win 15-50 vs North Haven. (Source: Twitter)

Connor Visnic wins his first varsity race. Amity boys win 15-50 vs North Haven. (Source: Twitter)

The Amity Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams ran their one and only Home meet at Fitzgerald Field Tuesday afternoon.

The Spartans hosted Guilford and Sheehan.

The Boys Team won two: Amity 21, Guilford 40; Amity 16, Sheehan 47; Guilford 16, Sheehan 45

Seniors Andrew Burford 17:50 and Kyle Beaudette 18:11 were the first and second finishers followed by Guilford’s Finn Davidson 18:12

By Tuesday evening, no information was available regarding the Girls Team results.

 

 

Girls’ Swimming: Amity Leaves Branford In Its Wake

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Sep 272016
 

img_0136The Lady Spartans Swim team hosted the Branford Hornets in Orange on Monday, Sept. 26.
Amity won handily 101 – 76 and remains undefeated (5-0) for the season.
Amity’s Winning Events
200 Medley Relay: A- 1:56.73 Molly Cox, Christiane Delda, Kate Alvarado, Megan Lasto
200 Freestyle: A- 2:04.03 Kayleigh Foley
200 Ind. Medley: A-2:18.60 Megan Lasto
50 Freestyle: A- 25.34 Amanda Hendrick
Diving: A- 184.20 Juliet Melotto
100 Butterfly: A- 1:02.06 Vera Belfonti
100 Freestyle: A- 57.63 Kayleigh Foley
500 Freestyle: A- 5:36.12 Kate Alvarado
200 Freestyle Relay: A- 1:47.53 Kalynna Hauser, Kayleigh Foley, Kate Alvarado, Amanda Hendrick
Branford’s Winning Events
100 Backstroke: B- 1:05.62 Gabija Karosas
100 Breaststroke: B- 1:18.49 Jamie Beler
400 Freestyle Relay: B- 4:00.70 Gabrielle Gillis, Sally Nardella, Cordelia Keberle, Gabija Karosas
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Girls’ Volleyball: Amity Wins 3 Out of 5 Against Shelton

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Sep 262016
 

img_0565The Amity Lady Spartans hosted the Shelton Gaels at Woodbridge on Monday, Sept. 26.

Amity won the first, fourth and fifth games to claim victory and retain its undefeated status for the season.

Amity 3, Shelton 2

Game Scores: A 25-14, 22-25, 19-25, 25-16, 15-7

Notes:

Amity: Kathleen Walsh had 24 kills 11 digs, Jaiden Williams had 37 assists, Abby Harbinson had 16 kills 2 blocks

Shelton: Samantha Stevens 5 digs, 12 kills, 2 blocks, MacKenzie Bures 18 digs 11 kills 1 block, Grace Tukarski 7 aces, 5 digs, and 36 assists

Records: A 7-0; S 6-3

Girls’ Soccer: Amity Defeats Law 1-0 on Friday

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Sep 262016
 

img_9748The Lady Spartans hosted the Lawmen from Jonathan Law in Woodbridge on Friday afternoon.

In the first half Nicole Koshes, assisted by Jessica Hauser, scored the first and only goal of the game.

Amity outshot Law 23-6.

Law’s goalkeepers Morgan Taylor and Gina DiFederico each made 4 saves for the Lawmen; Amity’s Abby Allen made 3 saves.

 

Breakfast For Dinner and Comedy Hypnosis Show Support Amity Hockey Team

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Sep 262016
 

The Spartans celebrate their victory against New Milford.

File photo: The Spartans celebrate their victory against New Milford.

The Amity Boys Hockey is having two fundraising events this month that include food and entertainment.

• The first is a Sept. 27 evening “breakfast” at Chips. The $10 per ticket, fixed menu (pancakes, eggs, sausage or bacon, drink) meal has four, one-hour seatings starting at 5 p.m.

Call 203.397.4830, x3300 or e-mail Coach Lindgren to purchase tickets.

Reservations are required and checks should be made out to Amity Hockey Parents.

Dan LaRosa’s Comedy Hypnosis Show (with special guest The Amazing Andy) at the Amity High School Auditorium on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. is the second hockey team fundraiser this month.

The $15 tickets are available at the door or online at showtix4u.com/#!/page_Events.

Now Find More School Sports Coverage On Frontier’s VSN

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Sep 252016
 

screen-shot-2016-09-25-at-12-36-53-pmLove school sports but aren’t happy with the limited coverage you find on the local network news? Well, Frontier Communications may have just what you’ve been looking for.

Recently, during an Amity Girls’ Volleyball game, Orange Resident Joe Ferraiolo, Frontier’s New Haven County General Manager mentioned that Frontier was launching the Vantage Sports Network (VSN-CT) an all-local channel dedicated to bringing viewers year-round coverage of Connecticut’s high school, collegiate and youth sports.

The service is exclusive to Frontier’s Vantage TV™ customers and will air 7 days a week on Channels 600 and 1600 HD.

Noah Finz, former WTNH Sports Director and owner of Finz Creative Programming is developing the Content and programming for VSN-CT.

The Vantage Sports Network airs daily programming from 6 a.m to 1 a.m. with the bulk of the content being taped broadcasts of a variety of sporting events (college, high school, etc). A nightly half hour wrap up show, produced at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, will address the day’s events.

The network will air some live coverage of events each week, along with taped event coverage provided by colleges and universities around the state.

For prospective customers looking for information on Vantage TV call 888-772-3501 and Use ID # 302868

Football: Oh Yes They Did

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Sep 242016
 

spartan footballThe Amity Spartans Football team got off to a slow start this season with two losses, but Friday night, with seven players on the injured list, they came alive and showed fans that they could come out on top.

It was one of those confusing match-ups, where the opposing team had the same school colors – black and gold/yellow (Daniel Hand shares this color combination). So Jonathan Law wore its black uniforms and Amity opted to wear its “away” white uniforms help spectators keep things straight.

The Lawmen were first to get on the scoreboard with 7 points at 10:54 in the second quarter.

Amity fans hearts sunk, having seen this happen in past games and the Spartans weren’t able to catch up. But at 9:18 Colin Beaulieu (#11) made a powerful run and touchdown. Kicker Jordan Conn (#27), a Junior scored the extra point and tied the game.

Less than a minute later Beaulieu was at it again with a beautiful run and touchdown at 8:05.

The Spartans worked some magic for an extra 3 points making the score 16-7

With just :57 remaining in the first half, Beaulieu scored again, and Conn also was successful going into the half with a comfortable 23-7 lead.

Second Half

The Spartans had a phenomenal third quarter too, starting with a spectacular interception by junior Matt Weidenfeller (#4) on the 1 yard line and the jaw dropping 99-yard Touchdown run halfway through the quarter. This brought the score to 29-7.

Less than three minutes later, senior Al Pacelli (#85) made a touchdown but the kick was not good. Score: 35-7.

But wait, they weren’t done yet, with just 24 seconds left in the quarter, senior Paul Buda (#13) scored for the Spartans bringing his team to a 41-7 lead.

The fourth quarter belonged to the Lawmen so they could try to catch up.

At 6:45 they scored, narrowing the deficit to 41-14.

Then, with just 2:42 left in the game, they scored another touchdown ending the game with a 41-21 victory for the Spartans.

A New Voice Under The Friday Night Lights

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Sep 232016
 

rob kennedy announceTonight the Amity Spartans Football Team (0-2) will take on the Jonathan Law Lawmen (1-1) at 7 p.m.

Both of the past games have been well-attended and fans have kept their enthusiasm through the last play.

Amity fans have noticed something different at their home games and some haven’t been exactly pleased.

Several years ago, back when Joey Choiniere was captain of the team, his dad, former football player Ed Choiniere, took over the announcing duties in the booth when longtime announcer Stan Gedansky fell ill on the first day of the season.

Ed stayed even after his youngest son graduated, and was tinkering with the idea of returning this year, until he moved out of the Amity region. (the commute would be a killer). So, Athletic Director Ernie Goodwin went looking for a replacement and found sports fan, Amity teacher Rob Kennedy who was willing to take the seat.

On his first night, the soloist for the National Anthem and Amity Band were not in sync, the numbers on the roster did not match the players on the team, and Kennedy did not have a spotter in the booth to help ID the athletes who made a play, and the scoreboard was not working.

When Kennedy called a number and said what the player had done, fans in the stands were heard saying, “He has a name Jack@**”

Kennedy heard this, but kept going til the end and he returned last week too.

Week 2 was much different. The soloist stood in front of the band, the roster was correct, a spotter showed up and the scoreboard worked fine – so did Kennedy.

“Mr. Choiniere made it look easy,” Kennedy said. “The first week was rough, but it will get better with time.”

You may miss Ed Choiniere, but remember, Rob Kennedy stepped in at the last minute to perform in front of one of the toughest audiences in his career. He teaches all day long, then hangs around until the game and goes home about 15-16 hours after he went to work in the morning.

So Please, if he makes a mistake, remember that YOU are not perfect and you’ve made mistakes too.

He is taking time away from his family to volunteer and provide you with this important coverage.

Appreciate the fact that he cares enough to want to do it.

 

Girls’ Swimming: Mercy Me, Amity Still Undefeated

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Sep 222016
 

img_0078The Lady Spartans Swim Team was on the road at Wesleyan for a meet against Mercy on Thursday, Sept. 22
The Lady Spartans kept their undefeated status at Amity 97, Mercy 80
200 Medley Relay: A- 1:56.73 Maggie Lasto, Megan Lasto, Vera Belfonti, Kalynna Hauser
200 Freestyle: A– 2:04.49 Kayleigh Foley
200 Ind. Medley: A-2:34.66 Elise Grabowski
50 Freestyle: A- 26.52 Amanda Hendrick
Diving: A– 168.55 Juliet Melotto
100 Butterfly: A- 1:06.49 Alejandra Barry-Ruiz
100 Freestyle: A- 57.39 Megan Lasto
500 Freestyle: A- 5:41.85 Vera Belfonti
200 Freestyle Relay: A- 1:50.27 Amanda Hendrick, Kayleigh Foley, Vera Belfonti, Alejandra Barry-Ruiz
100 Backstroke: M- 1:16.28 Stephanie Nazzaro
100 Breaststroke: M- 1:16.04 Emily Frost
400 Freestyle Relay: M- 4:27.96 Abigail Monaco, Claire Strom, Morgan Hughes, Sarah San Vicente
Record: Amity (4-0)

What You Should Know About Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease

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Sep 212016
 

There are some horrifying images out there ... this one is mild in comparison.

There are some horrifying images out there … this one is mild in comparison.

Today it was reported that several students at Derby High School were diagnosed with Hand Foot and Mouth disease.

It sounds like something that’s made up, but it is very real. The disease affects children younger than 10, often those under 5 years (in child care centers), and is spread from person to person contact. Still anyone can contract the disease.

Practicing good hygiene is important at any age and may help protect your child from this commonly mild, but potentially dangerous disease.

Our Amity students interact with those at Derby High School for athletic events and because of the person to person contact, we’re offering some information about Hand Foot and Mouth disease from the Mayo Clinic website.

NOTE: The Derby-Shelton Football game has been postponed due to this situation.