Apr 252015


Morgan Perry at bat

The Lady Spartans hosted the Shelton Gaels in an SCC Housatonic Division game in Woodbridge on a very chilly and windy Friday afternoon April 25.

The game began with each team scoring 1 run in the first inning, then Shelton pulled ahead by 1 in the second inning. After that, it was all Amity.

The home team scored 3 runs in the third inning and 1 in the fourth.

The score stood at 5-2 until the sixth inning when the Lady Spartans pulled out all the stops and brought in 4 more runs.

Making 9-2 victory win number 8 for Amity.

Notable Players:


Morgan Perry pitched a great game, striking out 11 and hitting an RBI for the Spartans. Perry’s season pitching record for 2015 is 3-0.

Katie Koshes had 2 hits and 3 runs on her day off from the mound.

Jenna DiLorenzo and Teresa Marchitto each drove in 3 runs for the Spartans

Amanda Rieser had an RBI


Lex Calhoun pitched for Shelton

Mackenzie Bures had an RBI.

Apr 232015

7212df70-bf6e-4711-a1f2-61eb4c8d7505Saturday marks the one year anniversary of the senseless murder of high school junior Maren Sanchez.
Orange resident can get in a practice run before the Cinco k de Miles race while supporting a good cause.
Active Health is sponsoring a 5K Run to Benefit The Maren Sanchez Memorial Scholarship Fund taking place on Saturday, April 25 at 9:30 a.m. at Jonathan Law High School, 20 Lansdale Avenue in Milford.
This 5K is part of a larger celebration taking place that day called Peace, Love & Music from Maren to honor the life of Maren Sanchez.
All proceeds from the day will go to the Maren Sanchez Memorial Scholarship fun, which gives back to the graduating seniors at Jonathan Law High School, a place Maren adored.
Registration information for the 5K can be found HERE.
Maren Sanchez

Maren Sanchez

Apr 222015

Kyle Beaudette

Kyle Beaudette

The Amity Spartans continued its winning streak as they defeated Branford, Daniel Hand and Xavier at a meet in Madison on Tuesday.

The Spartans won nine of the events including sophomore Kyle Beaudette doing what he does best in the 1,600 and 800 Meter runs and senior Aaron Rattley winning the 110 and 300 meter hurdles.

Final Scores:

Amity 92.5-Xavier 57.5

Amity 102-Hand 48

Amity 125-Branford 25

Xavier 87-Hand 62

Xavier 103.5-Branford 46.5

Amity 90.5, Xavier 59.5

Race Results:

Aaron Rattley

Aaron Rattley

4×800 relay: Amity, 8:26

4×100 relay: Amity, 44.3

110 hurdles: Rattley (A), 15.2

100: Wilson (H) 10.9

Javelin: Post (A) 172-8

Long Jump: Battat (A) 19-7.5

1600: Beaudette (A) 4:33.9

400: Veth (H) 51.1

Shot Put: Greifenberger (A) 44-5.25

800: Beaudette (A) 2:02.2

300 Hurdles: Rattley (A) 42.9

200: Wilson (H) 23.1

3200: O’Hara (X) 9:58.5

High Jump: Ward (X) 5-10

Triple Jump: King (B) 39-9.5

PV Bergere (H) 15-0

Discus: Wyzykowski (X) 126-0

4×400 relay: Xavier (Rodrigues, Collins, Hergott, Kiley), 3:35.5

Apr 202015

Amity is lucky to have a team of talented athletes playing varsity softball this year.

Much like the 2014 season, 2015 looks to be a memorable one.

The Lady Spartans are 5-0 for the season, defeating West Haven 4-0 on April 8; Daniel Hand 11-5 on April 9; Lyman Hall 11-3 on April 13; North Haven 2-0 on April 15 and Foran 1-0 on April 17.

The girls have two home games this week: Sheehan on Monday at 3:45 p.m. and Mercy on Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. They are away at Shelton on Friday at 3:45 p.m. None of these games is expected to be easy.

Amity is led by two brilliant junior pitchers, Katie Koshes (2) and Morgan Perry (9).

The team has 5 seniors: out fielder Julia Bedini (8), first base Jill DeMaio (12), out fielder Haley Kober (15),   center fielder Jenna DiLorenzo (18), and catcher Janaya Young (22).

Along with Koshes and Perry, there are four other juniors on the roster: second base Ally Gusmano (3), shortstop Cassidy Kirby (4), catcher/third base Amanda Rieser (5), and catcher Teresa Marchitto (26).

Rounding out the team are two sophomores: outfielders Emily Mullins (10) and Jenna Thomas (25), and one freshman, outfielder Danielle Nordyk (9).


Apr 202015

The Lady Spartans are 2-2 for the 2015 season. They’ve already taken on one of their toughest opponents — the Lauralton Hall Crusaders — and stayed within 2 points throughout the entire game.

This year’s team has 11 Seniors: Sandra Britton (3), Alysse DellaTorre (5), Haley Saracin (8), Emily Nicefaro (9), Caroline Torro (14), Seanna Robinson (22), Gabrielle DiGello (24), Mattie Sokoloski (25), Ellie Henn (31), Murphy Deane (49) and Elizabeth Enright (number not on roster).

There also are 11 Juniors: Jenna Kauffman (1), Victoria Ramos (2), Micaela Nelson (11) Peri Sosensky (12), Julia Tomei (13), Brandy Cerrillos (15) Alexandria Gonzalez (17), Isabella Ferraro (19), MacKenzie Seymour (21), Kendra Osinski (32), and Madison Flanagan (44).

Rounding out the roster are Sophomores: Bailey MacNamara (23), Goalie Jena Casman (50) and Cassandra Bishop(number not on roster).

The Lady Spartans are away this week: Monday, April 20 at Daniel Hand 6 p.m.; Thursday, April 23 in Southington at 5 p.m. and Saturday in Branford at 1 p.m.

Their next home game is on April 28.

Apr 202015

IMG_0064On Saturday, April 18, Amity hosted the Monica Hargrove Freshman & Sophomore Invitational meet.

Participating schools joining Amity (LL) included: Kennedy, Mercy, Middletown, New Canaan, West Haven (L); Hillhouse, Sacred Heart Academy (MM); Seymour (M); and Greens Farms Academy.

The freshman athletes weren’t the only newcomers to outdoor high school track meets, Michelle Shoop, the new Girls Track Coach also is out there for the first time … and loving it. “I’m still learning some of their names, but they are a great group of kids and they all work really hard,” she said.
If Shoop’s name sounds familiar it’s because she also is the girl’s basketball coach.
Among the top finishing Amity athletes were:
BOYS – First Place

Andrew Burford – 800 Meters – 2:16.19

Nicholas Yoo – 3200 Meters – 10:50.60

Joseph Antaya, Alessandro Pacelli, Ray Tian and Brandon Stock – 4 X 100 Relay
Gerald Singleton – Long Jump – 17-10.00
Second Place
Ryan Bedini – Discus 1.6 kg – 106.00
Andrew Burford, Brendan Corris, Nicholas Yoo, Ernest Yelenik – 4 X 800 Relay – 9:06.85
Andrew Burford, Ernest Yelenik, Alessandro Pacelli, Conrad Li – 4 X 400 Relay – 3:58.87
GIRLS – First Place
Emily Criscuolo – 1600 Meters – 5:51.36
Natalie Iwaszkiewicz – 3200 Meters – 12:48.24
Mayah Sachs, Rachelle Hochman, Ann Foley, Caroline Rafferty – 4 X 400 Relay
Arianna O’Brien Cannon, Natalie Iwaszkiewicz, Charlotte Gorham, Emily Criscuolo – 4 X 800 Relay
Second Place
Zizhu Chen – 100 m Hurdles – 33″ – 19.42
Click HERE for Complete Results.

Apr 192015

IMG_9759When the Lady Spartans Lacrosse Team hosted the Lauralton Hall Crusaders on Friday they knew it would be a tough competition, but, they were ready to battle, and that’s just what they did.

The SCC game had just two halves: In the first half Lauralton made 6 goals to Amity’s 4, in the second half, each team made 3 goals.

Lauralton won 9-7.

Notable players: 

Amity — Eleanor Henn made 4 goals; Murphy Deane, Gabrielle DiGello, and Tori Ramos each made 1 goal. Caroline Torro had 1 assist for the Lady Spartans.

Lauralton — Nikki Zaccaro was teh game’s high scorer with 5 goals; Laura Maiorano made 2 goals; Sara Simkovitz and Kerry Ullman each made 1 goal for the Crusaders.

Lauralton outshot Amity 23-21.

Both goal keepers worked hard in this game. Amity’s Jena Casman made 12 saves for the Lady Spartans. Elyse Darcy made 11 saves for the Crusaders.
Records—Amity 1-2; Lauralton Hall 3-1


Apr 192015

The Amity Boys Lacrosse Team is now 2-3 for the 2015 season.

Their first loss was an 8-9 overtime heartbreaker against Notre Dame – West Haven on April 8.

The Boys won their second game 7-5 in Branford on April 10.

The third game was a 4-6 loss to Daniel Hand on April 13, then on April 16 the Spartans lost to Guilford 4-7 in Guilford.

All of these were close games until Saturday, April 18 when they faced off with Lyman Hall in Woodbridge and won by a huge 20-3 margin.

This year Amity has 13 Seniors: Jake Milner (2); Matt Attolino (3); Jesse Kwolek (5); Kevin Ryan (9); Sean Grenier (10); Matt Lockhart (11); Brad Uscilla (12); Goalie Evan Campbell (13); George Tucker (14); Nick Mazzacco (16); Kyle Luisi (27); Ben DiMauro (29) and Matt DeLizio (33).

There are 10 Juniors: Ian MacDonald (4); Jonathan Catarino (6);, Mike DeVito (7), Mike Pretlove (8); Jake Cala (15); Samir King (17): Anthony Uscilla (18); Stephen Petrillo (19); Devon Hebert (21) and Michael Cavanagh (28).

Rounding out the team are 4 Sophomores: Goalie Matthew Perrotti (1); Cory Sachs (22); Mark DellaTorre (23) and Tyler Vincent (44).



Apr 182015

Brandon Pepe’s Spartans Lacrosse team had a phenomenal afternoon on the field at Amity on Saturday as they went up against Lyman Hall.
Amity’s Brad Uscilla was the game’s top scorer with 5 goals and 2 assists.
The Spartans came out fast and furious making 5 goals in the first quarter while keeping the Trojans down to just 1.
In the second quarter Amity earned an additional 6 goals and went into the half with a strong 11-1 lead.
In the third and fourth quarters, the Spartans made 4 goals each and the Trojans stepped up their game in the final quarter with 2.
This 19-3 victory was Amity’s from the very beginning.
Notable players: 
Amity — Anthony Uscilla and Ian MacDonald each made 2 goals and 1 assist; Ryan Rattley made 2 goals.
Matt Attolino and Jake Cala both made 1 goal and 2 assists; Matt DeLizio, Sam King and Mark Dellatorre each had 1 goal and 1 assist.
Nick Mazzacco, Kevin Ryan and Kyle Luisi each made 1 goal. Mike Cavanagh and Tyler Vincent each had 2 assists.
Lyman Hall — Zach Taylor made 2 goals and had 1 assist.  Hunter Boileau made 1 goal
Amity outshot Lyman Hall 28-9
Amity goalie Matt Perrotti made 3 saves for the Spartans. Lyman Hall’s goalie made 4 saves.


Apr 162015

A file photo of the 2013 Amity Spartans.

A file photo of the 2013 Amity Spartans.

A fundraiser to benefit the Amity High School Football Program will take place at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, on Saturday, April 18 beginning at 6 p.m.

Ticket cost is $25 and includes a buffet style meal and drink ticket.

Raffle prizes will be awarded to lucky participants.

All proceeds go to the Spartans Football program.

In 2015, the Amity Football Team will be under the leadership of new head coach, 29-year-old Amity Grad Ted Czepiga of Bethany.

Originally Published on: Apr 12, 2015 @ 20:23