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Boys Swimming: Amity Suffers First Defeat of the Season

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Feb 022016
 

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(Photo by Ernie Goodwin)

The previously undefeated Amity Boys Swimming and Diving team hosted undefeated Cheshire in Orange on Monday night. Colin Roy led the Spartans in points.

Both are excellent teams and only one thing was for certain when they first hit the water — one team would be defeated.
In the end Amity won more events, but Cheshire racked up 94 points to Amity’s 86.
Following are the scores from this meet:
Amity’s winning events:
200 yard Medley Relay: A- 1:40.42 Colin Roy, Ben Clemens, Adam Ambrosey, Zac Babbitz
200 IM: A-1:58.58 Adam Ambrosey
50 Free: A- 22.93 Colin Roy
100 Butterfly: A – 53.47 Adam Ambrosey
500 Free: A – 5:01.73 Kevin Yanagisawa
100 Back: A- 55.77 Colin Roy
100 Breast: A- 1:01.79 Ben Clemens
400 Free Relay: A-3:27.99 Adam Ambrosey, Kevin Yanagisawa, Ben Clemens, Colin Roy
Cheshire’s winning events:
200 Free: C- 1:50.46 Ben Brewer
Diving: C – 184.10 Christopher Gessman
100 Freestyle: C- 50.56 Ben Brewer
200 Free Relay: C- 1:34.63 Karl Bishop, Ben Brewer, Dara Malone, Jamie Eigner
Records: Cheshire (7-0), Amity (6-1)

This Week’s Varsity Sports (Home) Schedules

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Jan 312016
 

IMG_8773Following are the Amity High School Varsity Home games for this week:

Monday, Feb. 1

Boys Basketball vs Abbott Tech in Woodbridge at 7 p.m.

Girls Ice Hockey vs Conard-Hall in Shelton at 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 2

Boys Basketball vs Shelton in Woodbridge at 7 p.m.

IMG_2326Boys Swimming vs Cheshire in Orange at 7:15 p.m .

Wednesday, Feb. 3

Girls Basketball vs Lyman Hall in Woodbridge at 7 p.m .

Boys Ice Hockey vs Cheshire in West Haven at 8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 4

Girls Ice Hockey vs Simsbury in Shelton at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 5

Girls Basketball vs Cheshire in Woodbridge at 7 p.m.

 

Amity Students Dedicate A Week To Cancer Awareness

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Jan 302016
 

Amity Athletes wore 1 pink and 1 blue sock during their events this week.

Amity Athletes wore 1 pink and 1 blue sock during their events this week.

This week, Amity Regional High School focused on issues larger than just the school community.

According to Principal Anna Mahon, “The Student Government wrapped up the incredibly successful clothing drive. The athletic teams and student government teamed up to focus on raising money and awareness for cancer research through our ‘Go Pink and Blue Week.’”

Mahon added, “We also held a meeting for Relay for Life Captains and discussed the issue of raising awareness about cancer in homeroom on Thursday. Students and staff bought and posted messages on the school’s “Wall of Hope.”

Girls Basketball: Dragan Leads Amity To Another Victory

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Jan 302016
 

IMG_2384The Lady Spartans basketball team hosted the Foran Lions in Woodbridge on Thursday night.

Foran took an early lead, besting Amity 8-6 in the first quarter, but after that, it was Amity’s game all the way…22-11 in the second; 33-14 in the third and finally, a 46-22 Spartans victory.

Amity’s top point-makers:

Molly Dragan was the game’s high scoring player with 12 points, She was followed by Emma Gehr with 11, Elise Graham 7, Tara Laugeni 6, and Alexa Gibbs 4.

Dragan and Graham each had 5 steals. Alexa Gibbs had 8 rebounds and 5 blocks. Freshman Hayley Esparo had 8 blocks.
Foran’s top point-makers:
Zinnia Hall was the high scoring player for the Lions with 5 points, Sam Inthapanhya 4, Jasmine Lord 4, Lauren Noltholt 3.

Jade Lord and Lauren Notholt each had 9 rebounds.

Records: Amity 9-5; Foran 4-9.

The Lady Spartans have a HOME game on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m.

 

Boys Swimming: Amity Splashes Past Xavier

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Jan 282016
 

 girls relay swimThe Amity Boys Swim team was on the road at Wesleyan for a meet against Xavier on Tuesday, Jan. 26.
The Spartans kept their undefeated status with this 96-82 victory.
Amity’s Winning Categories:
 
200 yard Medley Relay: A- 1:43.14 Colin Roy, Ben Clemens, Dan Madsen, Zac Babbitz
200 Free: A- 1:48.20 Adam Ambrosey
200 IM: A-2:08.72 Ben Clemens
50 Free: A- 22.41 Colin Roy
Diving: A – 153.35 Uranik Klobucishta
100 Butterfly: A – 53.33 Adam Ambrosey
500 Free: A – 5:08.38 Kevin Yanagisawa
200 Free Relay: A- 1:36.28 Adam Ambrosey,Dan Madsen, Sergey Savelyev, Zac Babbitz
100 Back: A- 55.46 Colin Roy
Xavier’s Winning Categories:
100 Freestyle: X- 51.19 Dominic Nazzaro
100 Breast: X- 1:04.33 Mike Galati
400 Free Relay: X-3:49.84 Dan Herlihy, Andrew Reagan, Hunter Woitowiz, Mike Galati

Girls Hockey: Blades Are 10-0 For The Season So Far

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Jan 282016
 

Screen Shot 2016-01-28 at 11.33.39 AMThe Blades Girls Ice Hockey team comprised of talented athletes from Amity, Cheshire and North Haven, is undefeated this season.

There are 23 girls on the Blades team, of these, ten are from Amity: Alaina Safian (2), Andrea DelVecchio (3), Hannah Sosensky (4), Bailey MacNamara (10), Stephanie Satonick (11), (Captain) Peri Sosensky (12), Gina Driscoll (13), Jena Casman (19), Grace Kosh (20), and Olivia Dittman (21).

Three of the girls come from Cheshire High School: Rachael Kozak (6), Captain Emily Gotowola (15) and Meghan Hogan (22).

The remaining ten are from North Haven High School: Goalie Julianna Daddio (1), Jackie Howlett (5), Kiley Degrand (7), Erin Owens (8), Maryssa Racino (14), Jamie Fredericks (16), Captain Catherine Babbidge (17), Kyla DelVecchio (18), Shannon Reilly (24) and Katelyn St. Peter (26).

The team has a 10-0 record and shows no signs of slowing down.

Here is a rundown of this year’s victories:

Dec. 19 defeated Wilton-Norwalk 4-1

Dec. 23, def Guilford, 11-0

Dec. 28, def Lauralton Hall, 11-0

Jan. 2, def Daniel Hand, 7-0

Jan. 4, def Stamford-Westhill-Staples, 5-1

Jan. 6, def ND-Fairfield/Foran, 11-4

Jan. 9, def West Haven-Sacred Heart Academy, 2-1

Jan. 11, def Daniel Hand, 6-0

Jan. 16, def Guilford 9-0

Jan. 22, def Branford 6-2

Jan. 26, def West Haven-Sacred Heart Academy, 4-1

In Tuesday night’s game, Driscoll made 1 goal and had 2 assists, Owens and Reilly each made 1 goal and had 1 assist, MacNamara made 1 goal.

St. Peter, Hogan, DelVecchio and DeGrand each had 1 assist.

If you haven’t seen these fine athletes in action, the team still has 8 more regular season games to play. (Four at their home ice at the Rinks at Shelton on Route 110 in Shelton and one at the nearby Milford Ice Pavillion).

Click HERE for remaining schedule information.

Wrestling: Amity Vs East Haven

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Jan 272016
 

IMG_7446On Tuesday night, Jan. 26, the Amity Spartans hosted the East Haven Yellow Jackets for a Wrestling meet in Woodbridge.

East Haven was victorious 44-26 over Amity.

Amity’s Winning Matches:

106 Chadwick (A) won 10-2 over Garcia (EH)

126 Cala (A) won by FFT

132 Carpenter (A) won 8-7 to Macow (EH)

145 Morrissey (A) won 14-2 over Goiltarz (EH)

160 Bonvicini (A) won 13-12 over Popura (EH)

285 Photos (A) won by FFT.

 

East Haven’s Winning Matches:

113 Rothman (A) lost 18-7 to Lieto (RH)

120 Johnson (A) lost 16-4 to Milano (EH)

 

138 Trin (EH) won by FFT

152 Seaton (A) got pinned by Vitagiano (EH) 3:17

170 Jarin (EH) won by FFT

182 Ioffe (A) got pinned by Baronet (EH) 1:59

195 Saksenski (EH) won by FFT

220 Witman (A) got pinned by Vonashare (EH) 3:55

 

Girls Basketball: Lady Spartans Qualify for State Tournament

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Jan 252016
 

IMG_2756The Lady Spartans played to win in Friday’s SCC Housatonic Division game with Sheehan in Woodbridge.

Amity dominated the first quarter with 24 points to Sheehan’s 9, the Titans came alive in the second quarter, outscoring the Spartans 12-9, but it wasn’t enough to put them ahead at the half 33-21 (Amity).

It was much of the same in the third quarter with Sheehan outscoring

Amity 13-9, still the Lady Spartans held onto their lead 42-34.

Both teams played hard in the final quarter, but Amity retained its lead, outscoring Sheehan 16-14 and enjoying a 10 point spread while securing a 58-48 victory and qualifying for the State Championship.

Amity’s Top point-makers
Molly Dragan made a career high 23 points (which included four 3-pointers), Elise Graham 19 (including three 3-pointers), Emma Gehr 9 (including one 3-point goal), Amanda Granados 5 (including one 3-point goal).

Sheehan’s Top point-makers
Cassie Strickland 17 (with two 3-pointers), Lexi Ocasio 14 (includes two 3-pointers), Olivia Robles 6 (with one 3-point goal), Julia Zielinski 6 (two 3-point goals).

Records: Amity 8-4 (3-1 SCC Housatonic Division), Sheehan 8-4 (1-2 SCC Housatonic Division)

The Lady Spartans will go up against East Haven (8-3)  in Woodbridge tonight at 7 p.m.

Jan 252016
 

Screen Shot 2016-01-25 at 1.22.45 AMKatz’s Deli, 1658 Litchfield Turnpike, Woodbridge (just off the parkway – before the tunnel), is hosting a fundraising event for the Amity Boys Basketball Team (10-1), Monday, Jan. 25 from 5-8 p.m.

A percentage of purchases go to the team.

If you’ve been to Katz’s you know their sandwiches can’t be beat, stop by, buy some dinner and support the Amity Spartans.

Heartbreaker: Lady Spartans Lose to Career in Double Overtime

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Jan 212016
 

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file photo of the lady spartans in their “away” uniforms

The Amity Girls Basketball Team was away at Career Magnet in New Haven on Wednesday night for what turned out to be a nail-biting heartbreaker in double overtime.

The Lady Spartans took an early lead against the Panthers outscoring their opponents 14-5 in the first quarter. They held onto their lead in the second quarter, even though they were outscored 12-9 by the Panthers. Score 23-17 Amity at the half.

The Panthers came alive in the third quarter, making 20 points to Amity’s 7 and taking a 37-30 lead.

The final quarter had both teams fighting hard for a victory with a lot of back and forth that was too close for comfort, the Lady Spartans had 17 points to the Panther’s 10, resulting in a tie… and overtime.

Both teams scored 6 points in overtime ending in yet another tie  — 53-53.

The second overtime was a battle for the win, but Career outscored Amity 10-7 and won the game 63-60.

Amity’s top players

Elise Graham was the game’s top scorer with 26 points, Molly Dragan 13 (including one 3-point goal), Kate Helfenbein 1 0-0 2, Emma Gehr 7 (including one 3-point goal), Alexa Gibbs 10.

Career’s top players

Ky’Jae Hargrove 7 5-7 19, Ashley Arroyo 13 (including three 3-pointers), Nia Hubbard 12 (including one 3-point goal), Breion Knox 11.

Records: Amity 7-4; Career 8-4

This information came from GAMETIMECT.COM while the CIAC website states the final score as 37-30 Career.

Amity (7-4) goes up against Sheehan (8-3) on Friday night in Woodbridge at 7 p.m.