Oct 232014

IMG_2695Senior Night was a memorable one for the Lady Spartans Volleyball Team Thursday night as they defeated Woodland 3-1 in Woodbridge.

Amity won the first two matches 25-20; 25-19, then Woodland came through with a victory in the third match 28-26. The Lady Spartans would not allow their opponents another win, and rounded out the night with the winning game at 25-21.

Amity’s noteworthy players:

Briana Mirmina had 4 kills and 20 digs; Nina Luciani had 5 kills and Haley Pierson had 31 assists and 5 digs.

Woodland’s noteworthy players: 

Abbey Rosato had 6 kills, 3 blocks and 2 digs; Anna Khalid had 9 kills, 2 assists, 3 aces and 5 digs; Carla Piccolo had 11 digs, 3 kills and 4 aces and Cam Caswell had 18 digs and 2 kills.

RecordsAmity improved it’s season record to 17-3; Woodland fell to 16-4

Oct 222014

IMG_8344On Monday, Oct. 20, the Lady Spartans Field Hockey Team showed the visiting North Haven Indians how it’s done in Woodbridge.

In the first half Cassie Bishop got one past North Haven goalie Rylee Bathrick on an assist from Lauren Duhl.

The second half saw a lot of Amity action with Marissa Mizzone scoring on an assist from Duhl; then Gabby Torrenti had two goals (one on a Duhl assist). Ending the game at 4-0 Amity.

Rylee Bathrick made 4 saves for the Indians; Ashley Powers made 1 save for the Lady Spartans. 

Records — Amity 5-9-1; North Haven 0-11-1


Oct 212014

DSC_0076Amity Pop Warner cheer season starts at the same time when the football season starts in the beginning of August.

In addition to cheering on the Amity Pop Warner Football Teams, They compete at a minimum of two competitions every fall. So far, they have won the Southern CT Pop Warner championship and the State championship.

After the excellent performance at the Southern CT championships which helped clinch the Grand Town Champion Trophy for Amity for the first time in Amity Pop Warner history, The Amity Pee Wee cheerleading team has qualified for the regional competition in Springfield, MA on Saturday, November 15.

If they are placed in the top two in Massachusetts, they will earn a chance to compete at the National Pop Warner Championships at Disney World in December. 

Amity Cheerleaders had won the National Title in the past, and this year, they are determined to get it back.


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Oct 212014

IMG_3109 2Amity (15-2) traveled to Wallingford for a battle with another challenging team — Sheehan (12-4) on Monday night.

The Titans got a leg up on the Lady Spartans with a 25-20 win in the first game, but Amity got it done in the remaining three games: 27-25, 25-16, and 25-13, to walk away with a 3-1 victory, improving their record to 16-2. Sheehan dropped to 12-5 for the season.

Amity’s noteable players:

Micaela Cardoza had 14 kills and 3 aces, Katie Helfenbein had 8 kills and Haley Pierson had 35 assists and 9 aces.

Sheehan’s noteworthy players:

Makayla Ricci had 9 kills, 3 blocks and 3 aces, Nicki Petit had 13 digs and 9 kills and Sara Pisanelli added 15 digs.





Oct 202014

Amity Swim TeamWe knew that Monday’s SCC swim meet between two excellent undefeated high school teams that would decide the season Championship winner was going to be tough.

One team would leave the Hamden Hall Pool in the Beckerman Athletic Complex with heavy hearts, but would it be Amity or Cheshire?

Both teams won 6 events, both are known for their talent, professionalism and good sportsmanship.

IMG_3971Here are Amity’s winning events

200 Freestyle: A- 2:01.68 Madeline Snow

200 IM: A- 2:17.96 Maggie Lasto

50 yard Freestyle: A-24.81Dana Chung

100 yard Freestyle: A- 53.83 Dana Chung

200 yard Freestyle Relay: A- 1:43.73  Megan Lasto,  Elise Grabowski, Madeline Snow, Dana Chung

400 yard Freestyle Relay: A- 3:48.00 Madeline Snow, Maggie Lasto, Hannah Flaherty, Dana Chung

IMG_5247These are Cheshire’s winning events

200 yard Medley Relay: C-1:53.46 Lindsay Smalec, Liz Boyer, Lily Kurtz, Ellie Senft

Diving: C- 226.10 Emily Glatt

100 yard Butterfly: C-58.50 Lindsay Smalec

100 yard Backstroke: C- 1:02.36 Lindsay Smalec

100 yard Breaststroke: C- 1:08.60 Liz Boyer

500 yard Freestyle: C- 5:17.35 Liz Boyer 

Amity Senior Swimmers: Madeline Snow, Dana Chung, Hannah Babbitz and Mollee Lasto

Amity Senior Swimmers: Madeline Snow, Dana Chung, Hannah Babbitz and Mollee Lasto

After all was said and done the still undefeated Cheshire (11-0) had scored 95.5 points; and Amity (11-1) wasn’t far behind at 88.5 but took its defeat with grace.

Congratulations to the winners.

Note to Amity’s Seniors: Thank You for an exciting four years. It was an honor watching you compete. 

Oct 202014

Amity Senior Swimmers: Madeline Snow, Dana Chung, Hannah Babbitz and Mollee Lasto

Amity Senior Swimmers: Madeline Snow, Dana Chung, Hannah Babbitz and Mollee Lasto

The Amity Girls Swimming and Diving team is 11-0 this season.

The team will face one of their toughest competitors Monday night when they take on the undefeated Cheshire High School team.

After losing to Cheshire for more than 20 consecutive years, this year’s seniors (in photo) have not lost to them for the past three years.

Come out to help cheer on our Lady Spartans; be there to support an amazing 4-year run for the Spartan seniors.

The meet will take place at the Hamden Hall pool on Skiff Street in Hamden at 7 p.m.

Come on Amity Army, Car Pool the meet and Make Some Noise for the girls!


Oct 192014

IMG_5668Thirteen high schools participated in the SCC Unified Sports Soccer Tournament on October 16 at Amity Regional High School.

Amity, Branford, West Haven, Cheshire, Daniel Hand, East Haven, Foran, Guilford, Hamden, Hillhouse, Jonathan Law, North Haven, and Wilbur Cross participated.

Unified Sports provides an opportunity for students with special needs to participate in interscholastic athletics.

Former Amity Athletic Director Paul Mengold, who now works for the SCC, said the Unified Sports Program partners special needs students with non-disabled peers for team competitions. He added that the special needs athletes wore even numbers on their shirts.

Members of the Albertus Magnus College women’s soccer team volunteered their time to be officials at the event.

Amity High School Principal Charles Britton watched the games along with Supt. Charles Dumais and Athletic Director Earnie Goodwin.

“After an exciting afternoon of soccer, all the teams gathered in the cafeteria for a pizza party and awards presentation,” Britton said. “Our congratulations are extended to all the athletes on Amity’s Unified Sports team for their sportsmanship and hard work.”


Oct 182014

IMG_8275The Lady Spartans were on the road in Wallingford for Friday’s game against Lyman Hall.

The Trojans were first on the scoreboard with Sami Forster scoring a goal in the first half at 11:05.

The Lady Spartans came on strong in the second half with back-to-back goals by Lauren Duhl (one at 21:27 the second at 13:21)

Final Score Amity 2 – Lyman Hall 1

Amity outshot Lyman Hall 10-9.

Amity Goalie Ashley Powers made 8 saves for the Spartans; Finley VanHowten made 9 saves for the Trojans.


Team records: Amity 4-9-1; Lyman Hall 3-9-1-1




Oct 182014

Kevin Nusdeo put Amity on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter.

Kevin Nusdeo put Amity on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter.

On a day when the Amity Boys Cross Country Team clinched its first SCC title in six years, the football team did not fare as well in an SCC Division 1 home game against Notre Dame – West Haven.

The Green Knights crushed the Spartans 40-6.

The game was scoreless after the first quarter, then, in the second quarter, Notre Dame came alive. Zach Cofrancesco caught a pass from quarterback Christian Lupoli and scored the first Touchdown of the game on a 19-yard run. Chris Stanio’s kick failed, bringing the score to 6-0.

Nico Ragaini made a dramatic 53-yard run, scoring for the Green Knights, and Stanio’s kick was good. (13-0 ND)

Next quarterback Lupoli hung onto the ball for a 3-yard touchdown run. Stanio’s kick failed. The game went into halftime with a score of 19-0

The third quarter started with a near repeat of the second quarter. Cofranscesco caught Lupoli’s pass, ran 14 yards and scored. This time Stanio’s kick was good (26-0 ND)

Prince Brooks made a 22-yard touchdown run and Stanio’s kick was good  (33-0 ND)

The fourth quarter was Amity’s time to redeem itself and prevent a shut-out, but things looked dim when Notre Dame’s Josh Witkowsky scored on a 10-yard run, and Stanio’s kick was good (40-0 ND)

Finally, just before end of the game, Kevin Nusdeo caught a pass from Chris Wright at the goal line and put the Spartans on the scoreboard. Jordan D’Onofrio’s kick failed.

Final Score: Notre Dame-West Haven 40, Amity 6

Team records: Amity 2-4; Notre Dame-West Haven 4-2


Oct 172014

IMG_0154On Friday, Oct. 17, Amity went up against Sacred Heart Academy for the second time this season, and again the Lady Spartans were victorious.
Amity lost the first match 16-25, but came on strong for the next three beating Sacred Heart 25-11; 25-17 and 27-25.
Amity’s Noteworthy players:
Micaela Cardozo had 8 kills, 3 blocks, and 6 digs; Nina Luciani had 9 kills and 3 digs; and Haley Pierson had 35 assists, 9 digs, and 2 aces.
Sacred Heart’s Noteworthy players:
Maryanne Bauman had 10 kills and 9 blocks; Alisyn Naracci had 5 kills and 6 blocks; Caitlyn Keish had 8 kills, 4 blocks, and 27 digs.
Records: Amity, 15-2;  SHA 8-8.