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You Win Some, You Lose Some: Orange Post 127 Now 8-2 For The Season

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Jun 262017
 

The Orange American Legion Post 127 baseball team traveled to Hamden for a double header on Sunday, June 25.

Our hometown boys were shut out in the first game but won the second one.

Orange Post 127 Loses Lead Early In Defeat

Orange Post 127 watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 10-0 loss to Hamden on Sunday at 9 a.m. Hamden took the lead in the first inning.

Hamden scored eight runs in the fourth inning. Hamden’s big inning was driven by two walks, an error, a single, and a double.

Hamden’s pitcher pitched five innings, giving up zero runs, zero hits, and striking out three. Teddy Hague took the loss for Orange. He went three and two-thirds innings, giving up nine runs, two hits, and striking out six.

Hamden was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error.

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Orange Wins Back-And-Forth Affair Against Hamden

In the second game at 11 a.m., Orange defeated Hamden 4-3 in a back-and-forth affair on Sunday. The game was tied at three with Post 127 batting in the bottom of the fourth when there was an error, scoring one run.

Post 127 earned the victory despite allowing Hamden to score three runs in the fourth inning.

Orange took an early lead in the first inning. Al Smith singled on the first pitch at-bat in the first inning, scoring two runs.

Post 127 took the lead for good with two runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Andy Hague singled, driving in one run.

Mike Ficaro earned the win for Orange. He threw six innings, surrendering three runs, eight hits, striking out five, and walking one. Jared Smith recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Post 127.

Hamden’s pitcher took the loss for Hamden. He went six innings, surrendering four runs, eight hits, and striking out five.

Smith led Orange with two runs batted in. He went 1-for-3 on the day.

Hamden had eight hits in the game, three players, in particular, each collected hits for Hamden.

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NOTE: Orange is now 8-2 for the season.

No Legion Ball, But Wait, There’s More To Do Today

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Jun 242017
 

If you were planning on attending the American Legion Baseball doubleheader in Orange today, you are out of luck, but you don’t have to wait long. The team will play tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. in Hamden.

There is the Orange Summer Craft Festival on the front lawn of The Church of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Road until 5 p.m. today.

If you’re from Milford, today is Milford Day at the Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport. Admission is only $5 with proof of Milford residency. The Zoo is open until 4 p.m. come on out and see what’s new since your last visit.

And The Beat Goes On: Orange Victory Over West Haven

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Jun 232017
 

An early lead helped Orange Post 127 defeat West Haven 8-1 on Thursday in West Haven. Orange scored on singles by Al Smith, Tyler Appel and Quentin Pitter in the first inning.

Orange scored three runs in the second inning. The big inning was thanks to an error and a double by Tyler Appel.

Ben Lodewick earned the win for Post 127. He threw six innings, surrendering one run, seven hits, and striking out three. One of West Haven’s pitchers tossed one inning, surrendering one run, zero hits, and striking out one.

Another West Haven pitcher started the game for his team, threw four innings, giving up seven runs, and 12 hits.

Orange collected 12 hits. Smith, Andy Hague, and Appel each made multiple hits for the home team. Appel, Hague, and Smith all had two hits to lead Orange. Post 127 was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Lodewick made the most plays with two.

West Haven had eight hits in the game.

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NOTE: The game was delayed for a minute or two when a beaver made its way onto the field and was given time to leave so it wouldn’t get hurt.

Post 127 plays again on Saturday, June 24 at 10 a.m. and noon at Old Tavern Park in Orange, weather permitting.

Two Pitchers Team Up As Orange Post 127 Shuts Out West Haven

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Jun 232017
 

Teddy Hague SAFE at second

Orange Post 127 defeated West Haven 10-0 on Wednesday as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Teddy Hague induced a groundout to finish off the game.

Adam Hurwitz led Orange to victory by driving in four runs. He went 3-for-4 at the plate. Hurwitz drove in runs with a double in the third and a double in the sixth.

Post 127  captured the lead in the first inning. Al Smith homered on the first pitch at-bat in the first inning, scoring two runs.

Orange scored four runs in the third inning. The big inning was thanks to a double by Hurwitz, a single by Zach Cole and another single.

A single in the first inning was a positive for West Haven.

Jared Smith earned the win for Orange. He threw four innings, surrendering zero runs, six hits, and striking out two. One of West Haven’s pitchers pitched three and one-third innings, surrendering seven runs, seven hits, and striking out one.

Post 127 collected 11 hits. Hurwitz, Smith, and Quentin Pitter each had multiple hits for Orange, and the team didn’t commit a single error in the field.

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Orange Baseball Team Wins Majors Division Championship

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Jun 222017
 

The Orioles, sponsored by PSL Engineering LLC, won the Majors Division Championship last week for Orange Little League.
The Majors Division is for 11-12-year-old kids.
In the photo are Back row: Coach Vuolo, John Gerrity, Henry Ranani, Coach Leszczak, Michael Pickett, Chris Chizmadia, Nick Clark, and Coach Clark.
Front row (L to R): Jason Marino, Clem Neary, Justin Palmer, Derek Vuolo, Erek Leszczak, and Steve Stardellis.
Their record was 13-3.  They beat the Padres in the championship game on Roche Field at Old Tavern Park).
Congratulations to all of these fine young athletes and their coaches for a phenomenal season and the Championship win! Well deserved.

Ficaro Throws Shutout As Orange Post 127 Defeats West Haven

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Jun 222017
 

Mike Ficaro didn’t allow a single run as Orange Post 127 defeated West Haven 6-0 on Tuesday, June 20. Ficaro allowed just two hits and induced a groundout from PlayerG to end the game.

Orange grabbed an early lead, Al Smith drove in one when he singled in the first inning and the team got another single in the second inning.

One bright spot for West Haven was a single in the fourth inning.

Ficaro earned the win for Orange, he pitched seven innings, surrendering zero runs, two hits, striking out one, and walking one. The opposing pitcher took the loss for West Haven. He threw five and one third innings, surrendering six runs, ten hits, striking out three, and walking zero.

Orange had ten hits in the game. Andy Hague and Quentin Pitter each collected multiple hits. Hague led Post 127 with three runs batted in. He went 3-for-4 on the day.

One West Haven player led his team with two hits in three at-bats.

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Orange Post 127 Legion Baseball Wins Two On Saturday

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Jun 172017
 

The Orange Post 127 American Legion Baseball team hosted New Haven for a double header at Brinley Field in Orange Saturday morning/afternoon.

Smith Throws Shutout As Orange Post 127 Defeats New Haven

Jared Smith didn’t allow a single run as Orange Post 127 defeated New Haven 6-0 on Saturday. Smith allowed just five hits and got one batter to hit into a fielder’s choice to end the game.

Jack Nolan led Orange to victory by driving in four runs. He went 3-for-4 at the plate. Nolan drove in runs on a single in the third and a home run in the sixth.

Jake Nolan hit a 2-run homer.

Orange scored three runs in the sixth inning. Post 127 scored its runs on a home run by Nolan.

One bright spot for New Haven was a single in the first inning.

Jared Smith earned the win for Post 127. He tossed seven innings, surrendering zero runs, five hits, striking out four, and walking zero. New Haven’s pitcher took the loss. He threw six innings, surrendering six runs, 11 hits, and striking out three.

Orange had 11 hits in the game. Nolan, Andy Hague, and Teddy Hague each collected multiple hits for the home team.

One player led New Haven with two hits in three at-bats. New Haven didn’t commit a single error in the field. Another player had the most chances in the field with one.

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Hague’s Walkoff Gives Orange Post 127 Victory Over New Haven

Orange Post 127 took Saturday’s second game in dramatic fashion, with a 5-4 walk-off victory over New Haven. Orange was down 4-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning when Andy Hague singled and drove in two runs.

New Haven knotted the game up at two in the top of the fifth inning. New Haven scored one run on a wild pitch by Burzynski.

Tyler Appel earned the win for Orange. He went two innings, surrendering two runs, one hit, and striking out three. The opposing team’s pitcher took the loss for New Haven. He threw four innings, allowing three runs, five hits, and striking out two.

Burzynski started the game for Post 127. He threw five innings, surrendering two runs, five hits, striking out two, and walking zero.

Appel and Andy Hague each drove in two runs to lead Orange. Our home team didn’t commit a single error in the field. Burzynski had one chance in the field, the most on the team.

New Haven’s pitcher led his team with two hits in four at-bats.

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Post 127’s record for the 2017 season is 4-1, they lost a close game to Stratford 3-1 on the road on Thursday.

Hurwitz’s Walkoff Gives Orange Post 127 A Victory Over Stratford

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Jun 152017
 

Orange American Legion Post 127 Baseball

Orange Post 127 defeated Stratford 3-2 on Tuesday thanks to a walk-off single. The game was tied at two with Orange Post 127  batting in the bottom of the seventh when Adam Hurwitz singled off of Stratford’s pitcher, driving in one run.

The pitching was strong on both sides. Mike Ficaro struck out two, while Stratford’s pitcher sat down five.

SCOREBOARD
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
STRT 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 6 1
ORNG 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 8 3
In the bottom of the fourth inning, Orange Post 127  tied things up at one.
Ficaro earned the win for Orange Post 127. He went seven innings, surrendering two runs, six hits, striking out two, and walking one. Stratford’s pitcher took the loss. He tossed six and two-thirds innings, giving up three runs, eight hits, and striking out five.
Adam Hurwitz and Chase Burzynski each drove in one run to lead Orange Post 127.
A Stratford player went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Stratford in hits.
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Orange Roster
Tyler Appel (#10)
Chase Burzynski (#25)
Zach Cole (#21)
Mike Ficaro (#13)
Teddy Hague (#7)
Adam Hurwitz (#15)
Ben Lodewick
Jack Nolan (#20)
Quentin Pitter (#23)
Jared Smith (#6)
Al Smith (#32)

The Best Of The Best In Amity Athletics Honored In Orange

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Jun 132017
 

Three incredible Amity Spartans, Andy Hague, Max Scheps and Teddy Hague

The Amity Athletics Booster Club hosted its 61st Annual Block A Athletic Award Dinner at Grassy Hill Country Club on Sunday, June 11.

The best of the best in Amity Athletics gathered at the event, which withholds the names of the winners until they are officially announced by his or her coach following a brief biography.

In addition, four retiring coaches/educators also were recognized for their contributions: George Taylor, Rick McGowan, Gary Lindgren and Debbie Davis.

Girls Basketball MVP Emma Gehr

Following are the 2016-2017 MVPs in their respective sports: 

Baseball – Max Scheps

Boys Basketball – Tyler Thomas

Girls Basketball – Emma Gehr

Dance – Sophie Benjamin

Boys Cross Country – Kyle Beaudette

Boys Golf MVP Charlie Czejka

Cross Country – Emily Criscuolo

Field Hockey – Jenna Thomas

Football – Colin Beaulieu

Boys Golf – Charlie Csejka

Girls Golf – Bridget Barnsley

Boys Ice Hockey – Nick DeGennaro

Girls Ice Hockey – Tess Csejka

Boys Indoor Track and Field MVP Kyle Beaudette

Boys Indoor Track and Field – Kyle Beaudette

Girls Indoor Track and Field – Natalie Iwaszkiewicz

Boys Lacrosse – Mark Della Torre

Girls Lacrosse – Ana Carney

Boys Ski Racing – Henry Molot

Girls Ski Racing – Mary Foley

Boys Soccer – Matthew D’Onofrio

Girls Swimming MVP Megan Lasto

Girls Soccer – Jennifer Hauser

Softball – Brooke Matyasovsky

Boys Swimming – Colin Roy

Girls Swimming – Megan Lasto

Boys Tennis – Marco DelSanto

Girls Tennis – Daphne Kreiger

Girls Track and Field – Amy Chen

Boys Volleyball – Ari Kaufman-Frankel

Wrestling MVP Nathan Shilling

Girls Volleyball – Kathleen Walsh

Wrestling – Nathan Shilling

And here are some special awards, and scholarship awards:

Versatility Award – John Ahern and Emma Gehr

Scholar Athlete – Teddy Hague and Bailey MacNamara

Sportsmanship Award – Nathan Shilling and Natalie Iwaszkiewicz

Unified Sportsmanship Award Valeria Asperelli

Paul Mengold Outstanding Leadership Award – Andrew Hague

Albert J. Seymour Memorial Award – Matthew Hill and Jessica Ferraiolo

Thomas G. Laugeni Memorial Award – Ari Kaufman-Frankel and Kathleen Walsh

Steven J. Zeider Memorial Swimming Award – Zachary Babbitz

James Dunleavy Memorial Hockey Award – Zachary White

Coach of the Year Seth Davis (2nd from Left)

Mark E. Greco Memorial Hockey Award – Nicholas DeGennaro

Jeremy Saxe Memorial Scholarship – Alexander Friedman

Thomas J. Ross Memorial Manager Award – Daniel Chodos

Coach of the Year Award – Seth Davis

Assistant Coach of the year – Chris Parisi

Outstanding Service Award – David Teitelman

Athlete of the Year Award – Colin Beaulieu and Emily Criscuolo

Not Presented At Block A Dinner

Joseph Ciancola Memorial Baseball Award – Andrew Hague

CIAC Scholar Athlete Award – Bailey MacNamara and Jethin Gowda

Jeffery Ramadon Lacrosse Scholarship – Mark Della Torre

Marietta Mattei Outstanding Citizenship – Andrew Hague

 

 

Jun 112017
 

As you may have noticed, the convenient event calendar that once graced the left column of our front page has been missing for a while. This happened after an update and we haven’t been able to get it back yet – but we’re still working on it.
Many people, including us, depended on the calendar for a quick reference of upcoming events.
As a courtesy, we’re going to go through all of our postings to make an at-a-glance listing for everyone.
We’ll keep it updated and place it on the front page as often as possible.
This is for convenient (nearby) events.
Sunday, June 11 — (FYI) Block A Dinner [Amity Athlete Awards] at Grassy Hill Country Club, Orange, at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, June 13 — The annual Amity High School Senior Breakfast sponsored by the PTSO will take place at the school at 9:30 a.m. prior to mandatory graduation rehearsals. The PTSO is looking for donations of food and drink items and gift cards for the raffle from local restaurants and families. They also need volunteers for set up.
Wednesday, June 14 — The 15th Annual Orange Business Expo will take place at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Expo is free to visit and open to the public and includes 56 vendors and special events.
Wednesday, June 14 — Last Day of School Orange Elementary (tentative) Min. Day
Wednesday, June 14 — Amity High Graduation on the football field at 4 p.m.
Friday, June 16 —  The annual Tip-A-Cop fundraising event to benefit the Spacial Olympics will take place at Chip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, June 17 — Orange Conservation Commission will host a bird walk with Frank Gallo, at the Turkey Hill Preserve beginning at 8 a.m.
Thursday, June 29 — The Orange Senior Center welcomes everyone to enjoy a free concert featuring The Vybrations on the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Come early for the Farmers’ Market!