May 222015

Last year's winner, Orange resident Kyle Beaudette.

Last year’s winner, Orange resident Kyle Beaudette.

Get your mismatched socks ready because the Third Annual 5K “Doc’s Race” is happening in Orange at the High Plains Community Center on Sunday, June 28 at 10 a.m.!

George “Doc” Whitney was well remembered as a veterinarian in Orange, but in his later years he was also known for being a runner.  “Doc” started running at the age of 80 and participated in just about every 5K race in the state, and many in New England from then on.  When he passed away at 94 in 2013 his family requested that a 5K Road Race and Fitness Walk be held in his name in Orange.  All of the proceeds this year will go to the George “Doc” Whitney Memorial Scholarship Fund.

In addition to the Race and Fitness Walk there will be two “Fun Runs with Spiderman” starting at 9:20 a.m.  You can find applications for both the Race and the Fun Run at the Orange Park and Recreation office at 525 Orange Center Road. Applications also are available online at www.hitekracing.com and you can register online until June 23.

One special feature of “Doc’s  Race” is that there will be no registration fee for people 65 and up.  However, this is only for participants who mail in an application and pre-register by June 20.  You will not be able to take advantage of this offer online.

For more information, please call Race Director, Joe Riccio at 203-481-7453 or email him at [email protected] Or you can call Race Coordinator, Jane Opper, at 203-795-9351.

May 212015

IMG_4520The Amity Varsity Volleyball Team hosted Joel Barlow in Woodbridge on Wednesday night.

Barlow came out 3-1 over Amity with the following game scores: 24-26, 25-13, 25-18, 25-15

Notable Players


Chatham Studer had 19 kills and 8 blocks; Jake Tritchonis had 18 kills and Luke OHara had 44 assists and 4 blocks.


Josh Sloat had 14 digs; Ethan Smith had 8 kills and Brett Southworth had 9 kills and 11 digs.


Barlow 15-2; Amity 4-14

May 212015

Tag, you're out.

Tag, you’re out.

The Lady Spartans found it hard to shine during Wednesday night’s game against the Foran Lions in Woodbridge.

The Foran managed to keep Amity at bay for the first 6 innings while racking up 3 runs of their own.

In the seventh inning Amity came alive and scored 4 runs, and Foran added 3 more to win 6-4.

In this challenging SCC interdivison game Amity’s Morgan Perry had 2 RBIs, Amanda Rieser and Alessandra Gusmano each had 1 RBI, Katie Koshes and Dani Nordyk both hit doubles.

Foran’s Natalia Hart and Alex Ives each hit home runs and had 2 RBIs; Hannah DeSousa hit a double and had an RBI; Dani Kemp also had an RBI.

Ashely Mendillo was the game’s winning pitcher for Foran and Morgan Perry pitched for Amity.

Records: Foran 11-8; Amity 14-5.

The Lady Spartans go up against East Haven tonight at Old Tavern Park.


May 212015

The seniors and their parents.

The seniors and their parents.

On Monday, prior to the Amity Lacrosse game against West Haven in Woodbridge, 13 senior members were recognized for Senior Day 2015.

Jake Milner (#2) scored his 100th career goal and now has 102 in his career.
The Blue Devils took a quick lead in the first quarter 2-0; then the Spartans showed what they were made of with 7 goals to the westies 1 in the second quarter (7-3 Amity); In the third quarter Amity added 4 goals to West Haven’s 2 (11-7 Amity); The Spartans wrapped things up with 6 goals to the Devils’ 3 in the fourth quarter, winning this game 17-8.
Notable Players
Jake Milner was the game’s high scoring player with 6 goals 2 assists; Brad Uscilla made 3 goals and had 4 assists; Sean Grenier had 2 goals and 1 assist; Mike Cavanagh made 2 goals; Matt Attolino made 1 goal and had 2 assists; Sam King and Matt DeLizio each made 1 goal; Kyle Luisi and Tyler Vincent each had 1 assist.
West Haven
Justin Tuschoff made 4 goals; Steve Hives made 2 goals and had 2 assists; Mark Conlan had 3 assists.
Amity outshot West haven 44-24.
Matt Perrotti made 7 saves for the Spartans; Ryan Pickering made 11 saves for the Blue Devils.
Amity 9-6; West Haven 8-7

May 202015

IMG_3887On Tuesday, athletes from 10 high schools competed in the SCC Eastern Sectionals at Amity High School. Click HERE for full results.

In the team standings, Amity won the girls competition with 141 points. Cheshire was second with 99.50. Hillhouse was third with 95. Shelton and Guilford tied for fourth with 73.  Jonathan Law and Daniel Hand tied for fifth with  62.   Sheehan came in sixth with 57. Lyman Hall was seventh with 32.50 and Foran came in eighth with 5.

Amity’s winning athletes: 


100 Meter Dash: Zoie Reed came in second at 12:60

200 Meter Dash: Zoie Reed First Place at 25.75

800 Meter Run: Melissa Taggart, first at 2:27.33; Lisa Gorham, third at 2:28.56

1600 Meter Run: Emily Criscuolo, third at 5:31.68.

3200 Meter Run: Nicole Feng, second at 12:13.19

100 Meter Hurdles: Lauren Duhl, second at 16.14

300 Meter Hurdles: Lauren Duhl, second at 47.58

4 x 400 Relay: Lauren Duhl, Christine Hill, Alissa Beedle and Melissa Taggart, second at 4:11.54

4 x 800 Relay: Lisa Gorham, Grace Leyden, Melissa Taggart and  Emily Criscuolo, first at 9:45.79

Long Jump:  Zoie Reed, first at 18-00.50 (Breaking her 2014 record of 17-03)

Javelin Throw: Zoe Marie Moscato, first at 105-05; Jacqueline Snow, second at 100-02.


Hillhouse took first place with 143; Amity came in second with 139; Shelton was third with 108; Cheshire claimed fourth with 71; Sheehan was fifth with 67; Hand had 63.50 for sixth place; Lyman Hall was seventh with 42; Jonathan Law had 31 for eighth; Foran was ninth with 21.50; and Guilford was in tenth place with 9.

1600 Meter Run:  Kyle Beaudette, first at 4:25.74; Matthew Arovas, second at 4:27.67.

3200 Meter Run: Kyle Beaudette, second at 9:55.39

110 Meter Hurdles: Aaron Rattley, second at 15.01

4 x 100 Meter Relay: Matthew Whitehill, Aria Mohseni, Austin Mosley and Michael Battat, second at 43.56.

High Jump: Austin Mosley, second at 5-10.00

Javelin Throw: Matthew Post, first at 170-07 (Beating the old SCC Eastern record of 167-00 set in 2012)

NOTE: The top performers from Tuesday’s East Sectional will join their counterparts from the West Sectional the SCC Championships on Tuesday May 26 at Sheehan.


May 192015

IMG_3595The bus ride from Middletown to Woodbridge was worthwhile for the Xavier Falcons as they visited Amity Monday afternoon.
In the first quarter, the Falcons were ahead by 2 until the Spartans came alive and took a 5-4 lead.
The Falcons regained their lead and then began running over the Spartans with 4 additional goals to Amity’s 1. Second quarter score 8-6.
Xavier kept Amity from scoring in the third quarter while pulling even further ahead with 2 goals — 10-6.
Amity was able to score once (1) in the final quarter, and Xavier tacked on 2 more for the 12-7 win.
Notable players
Senior Jake Milner was the game’s high scoring player with 5 goals and 1 assist for the Spartans; Matt DeLizio and Ben DiMauro each scored 1 goal. Brad Uscilla had 2 assists and Matt Attolino had 1 assist.
Austin Reid made 3 goals for the Falcons; Chris Connolly made 2 goals and 1 assist; Colin ODonnell and Wes Reid each had 1 goal and 1 assist; Colin McCarthy made 1 goal and had 2 assists; Brett Reid, John Ford, Tom Pardew, and Owen Gonzalez  each made 1 goal.  Evan Pesco and Josh Buchas each had 1 assist.
Xavier outshot Amity 34-26
Sophomore Matt Perrotti made 12 saves for the Spartans; Xavier’s Odell made 8 saves.

May 182015

IMG_3688The Amity Girls Tennis team hosted Guilford in Woodbridge Monday afternoon.

There was a damp chill in the air, but even so, it didn’t hold the Lady Spartans back from winning on Senior Day.


Daphne Kreiger (A) def. Emily Etter (G) 6-1, 6-0

Victoria Li (A) def. Faren Roth (G) 7-5, 6-0

Jessica Foster (A) def. Samantha Stofflet (G) 6-4, 7-5

Harika Lingareddy (A) def. Ellie Pinchbeck 7-5, 6-2

Jamie Thimineur and Rachel Einbinder (A) def. Maddie Montenegro and Claire Dinaeur (G) 6-3, 7-6 (3)

Rebecca Bullers and Jamie Hashem (A) def. Genny Wilson and Kate Dinaeur (G) 6-2, 6-0

Charlotte and Molly Babbin (G) def. Alex Petrucci and Julia Forbes (A) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
Records: Amity 13-2; Guilford 10-6

May 172015

Third Baseman Matt Ronai signals to teammates in the outfield.

Third Baseman Matt Ronai signals to teammates in the outfield.

The Amity vs Shelton Baseball game won by the Spartans amidst protest on May 6 was replayed on Saturday from the point of the contested play (last 2 innings) beginning with a 4-4 tie score.

This time, instead of a 7-4 Amity Victory, Shelton received a 5-4 win for the books.

Matt Ronai’s 3-run homer from the original game “never happened.”

But at least Shelton’s coveted star pitcher still looks good.

NOTE: I and many Amity fans find the whole re-play decision unnecessary. 


May 172015

IMG_3183The Spartans were on the road Saturday for a lively game against the Foran Lions in Milford.
The states are coming up and Brandon Pepe’s boys are hungry for a stab at the championship.
The Spartans came on strong in the first quarter and never lost momentum.
The first quarter score was 6-2; Each team scored 1 goal in the second quarter (7-3 Amity); The Spartans pulled even further ahead with 3 extra goals in the third (10-3 Amity); then topped it off with 4 final goals to Foran’s 1 to win the game 14-4.
Notable Players: (Foran’s Information wasn’t provided)
Brad Uscilla 6 goals and 1 assist, Anthony Uscilla 2 goals and 3 assists,  Matt Attolino, Matt DeLizio 1 goal and 3 assists, Tyler Vincent 1 goal and 2 assists, Jake Milner 1 goal and 1 assist, Mikey Cavanagh 1, Ian MacDonald 1.
In addition, Jake Cala, Mark Dellatorre, and Ryan Rattley each had 1 assist.
Spartans goalie Matt Perrotti made 8 saves.
Amity improved its record to 8-5.

May 142015

IMG_2191The Amity and Sheehan Varsity Lacrosse teams were pretty evenly matched when they met up in Woodbridge on Thursday afternoon.
Coach Brandon Pepe’s boys have worked hard all season with the hope of following in the footsteps of the 2014 team and have a place in the CIAC Championships. 
This week they gave everything they had and came out on top, squashing the competition 17-3.
The Spartans came on strong in the first quarter racking up 5 points to the Titan’s 2, and never looked back.
In the second and third quarters the Titans failed to score, while the Spartans forged ahead with 5 and 4 respectively.
Going into the final quarter, Amity had such a strong lead that it would take a miracle for Sheehan to catch up. The visitors did get 1 point, and Amity piled on 3 more for the win.
Notable players
Matt DeLizio was the game’s high scoring player with 4 goals and 2 assists; Brad Uscilla made 3 goals and had 5 assists, Anthony Uscilla made 3 goals; Jake Milner had 2 goals and 2 assists; Matt Attolino, Mikey Cavanagh, Ian MacDonald, Ryan Rattley, and Tyler Vincent each made 1 goal. Matt Lockhart, Kyle Luisi and Jake Cala each had 1 assist.
Bob Carey, Nate Carney, and Ben Naser each made 1 goal. Matt Naser had 1 assist.
Amity outshot Sheehan 33-14
Goalie Matt Perrotti made 7 saves for the Spartans, Sheehan’s Matt Naser made 9 saves for the Titans.
Records: Amity 7-5, Sheehan 7-6
With this win, Amity qualified for the state playoffs. Keep it going boys!