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Football: Don’t Underestimate The Amity Spartans

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Oct 132018
 

Photo by Ernie Goodwin

The Amity Spartans football team hasn’t gotten, nor earned much credit for several years, but now, under the leadership of new Head Coach Craig Bruno and Asst. Coach John Johnson, the boys are more than impressive this year.

Fans had grown used to leaving games disappointed more often than not, but so far this season, Amity has seen more victories than defeats, starting with Harding on Sept. 7, W 26-8; Hillhouse, Sept 21, W 27-18; Wilbur Cross, Sept. 27, W 27-12; and today’s tremendous shut-out in New Milford Oct. 13, W 36-0. The Spartans’ only loss was to Foran on Sept. 14. L 8-21.

We don’t have much information on today’s game, except that at halftime Amity was leading New Milford 29-0.

As stated above, the Spartans shut out the Green Wave 36-0.

Records: Amity 4-1, New Milford 0-5

Amity is on the road again next week, a little closer to home, going up against Notre Dame-West Haven (3-2) at Veteran’s Stadium on Friday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m.

Football: Senior Michael Young Shows Them How It’s Done

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Sep 222018
 

Michael Young TD number 3

The Amity Spartans Varsity Football Team hosted the Hillhouse Academics in Woodbridge on Friday night, Sept. 22.

Hopes were high for a Spartans victory, with the stands full of fans, or as Channel 3’s Joe Zone put it, “The largest crowd he’d seen all night.”

Even though Hillhouse was first on the scoreboard with 6 points, the Spartans did not disappoint. With 4:44 left on the clock in the first quarter, Amity rushed ahead of the Academics with Michael Young’s first touchdown of the night.

Junior kicker Abyan Nawaz added another point, making the score 7-6 Spartans.

In the second quarter, the Spartans continued to shine, scoring another touchdown and extra point around the halfway point, then, with 2:56 remaining in the first half, Young made his second touchdown, but Hillhouse successfully blocked the extra point.

At halftime, Amity leads 20-6.

Soon after returning to the field, the Academics made their move and junior Tre ronn Bryant made it safely past the goal line.  (20-12)

With less than 5 minutes left in the third, Young made his third touchdown, and the extra point was good.

About 90 seconds later, Hillhouse scored again bringing the third quarter score to 27-18.

The fourth quarter was uneventful, with a bit of back and forth, but no one was able to add any points.

Amity wins 27-18

Records: Amity 2-1, Hillhouse 0-3.

Next up for the Spartans, a HOME game vs Wilbur Cross (2-1) on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m.

Amity Football: Foran Schools Amity With 21-8 Victory

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Sep 142018
 

The Amity Spartans Football team hosted the Foran Lions in Woodbridge on Friday night.

The humid, yet cooler temperature out in Woodbridge Friday night reminded everyone that it’s football season.

The stands were full, and the Amity Army had a black-out in the far right of the stands, while on the track the Amity Cheerleaders shared their space with the award-winning Pop Warner cheerleaders, and the Amity Dance Team was on fire.

Out on the field, the Spartans and the Lions went head-to-head, and Foran was first to score closing out the first quarter at 6-0.

Foran continued to dominate with another touchdown and a successful 2-point conversion making their halftime lead 14-0.

The Spartans scored in the third quarter and made a 2 point conversion, and the Lions made another touchdown and the kick was good, bringing the score to 21-8.

No one scored in the final quarter and Foran boarded their bus with a 21-8 victory.

 

 

 

Sep 072018
 

This has been a great week for our Amity sports teams as the Fall Season begins.

On Thursday, the Lady Spartans Swimming and Diving Team won its first meet vs Mercy 106-77.

Tonight, the Girls Volleyball team defeated Branford 3-0.

And the Amity Spartans Football team was victorious against Harding 26-8.

Congratulations to all these fabulous teams, we’re so proud of you!

Great Job Coaches Rainey, Davis, and Bruno!

This Week’s Amity Varsity Sports Schedule Sept. 2-8

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Sep 032018
 

The 2018 Fall sports season has begun and Amity athletes are ready to go.

Following is this week’s varsity sports schedule.

Monday (Labor Day) Sept. 3. 

Field Hockey in the Pomperaug Jamboree, away at Pomperaug 9 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 4

No Games

Wednesday, Sept. 5

Girls Soccer vs Choat Rosemary Hall scrimmage away at Choat 3:45 p.m.

Field Hockey vs Sacred Heart Academy scrimmage Home at Amity 4 p.m.

Girls Volleyball vs Newtown scrimmage Home at Amity 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 6

Boys Soccer vs Shelton away at Capewell Park, Shelton 4:30 p.m.

Girls Swimming and Diving vs Mercy away at Mercy 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 7

Football vs Harding away at Harding High 7 p.m.

Girls Cross Country Black and Gold Home at Fitzgerald Trail Woodbridge 3:30 p.m.

Girls Volleyball vs Branford Home at Amity 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 8

Field Hockey vs North Branford away at North Branford 10:30 a.m.

Girls Soccer vs Newtown away at Blue and Gold Stadium 12 p.m.

Girls Volleyball CIAC Invitational away at Ct Sports Center, Woodbridge 9 a.m.

 

 

 

Amity Football 2018 Season Game Schedule

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Aug 272018
 

The Amity Spartans Football team has a new Head Coach, Craig Bruno, who built the Bunnell High School Football program and won CIAC CLASS L state championships in 2006 and 2007.

Bruno was the head coach at Naugatuck High School from 2013-2016 and most recently was an assistant coach at Staples High School. His overall coaching record is 124-49-1.

He may be what Amity needs to get some respect and start winning games.

Following is the Spartan’s schedule for the 2018 season with five HOME games.

• Wednesday, Aug. 29, scrimmage at Oxford High School turf field at 9:30 a.m.

• Friday, Sept. 7 at Harding High School at 4:30 p.m.

• Friday, Sept. 14 vs Foran at Amity at 7 p.m.

• Friday, Sept. 21 vs Hillhouse at Amity at 7 p.m.

• Thursday, Sept. 27 vs Wilbur Cross at Amity at 7 p.m.

• Saturday, Oct. 13 vs New Milford at New Milford High School at 6 p.m.

• Friday, Oct. 19, vs Notre Dame-West Haven at Veteran’s Stadium at 12 p.m.

• Friday, Oct. 26 vs Branford at Amity at 7 p.m.

• Friday, Nov. 2 vs Shelton at Amity at 7 p.m.

• Friday, Nov. 9 vs Hamden at Hamden High School at 7 p.m.

• Thursday, Nov. 22 THANKSGIVING vs North Haven at North Haven’s Vanacore Field at 10:30 a.m.

 

Let The Games Begin, This Week’s Amity Varsity Sports Events

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Aug 272018
 

Girls soccer file photo

Amity High School students return to school on Wednesday, Aug. 29, but the athletes already are hitting the fields and courts.

Tuesday, Aug. 28

Boys Soccer vs Trumbull scrimmage game at Amity High Field 3 at 4 p.m.

Girls Soccer vs Trumbull scrimmage game away at Trumbull Turf Field at 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 29

Football vs Oxford scrimmage away at Oxford High Turf Field at 4:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer vs Guilford scrimmage at Amity High Field 3 at 4 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 30

Boys Soccer vs Hopkins scrimmage at Amity High Field 3 at 4 p.m.

Girls Volleyball vs Trumbull scrimmage away at Trumbull main gym at 4 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 31

Boys Cross Country vs. New Fairfield scrimmage away at New Fairfield at 6 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 1

Boys Soccer Amity Jamboree at Amity High at 9 a.m.

Field Hockey New Fairfield Jamboree Away at New Fairfield HS at 9:00 a.m.

V Girls Soccer Shelton Jamboree Away at Shelton High School at 8:00 a.m.

 

Football: Foran Edges Amity 22-21 on Friday

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Nov 122016
 

img_9879In 2016, we’ve watched the Amity Spartans grow stronger as the season progresses. Our boys have had two consecutive wins and last night (Nov. 11) they nearly pulled off another one, only to miss out by one point — 21-22 against Foran 5-3.

The Spartans (3-6) have another couple of weeks to regroup and prepare for the Thansgiving Day rivalry against North Haven — in North Haven this year.

Amity is good enough to actually win the 2016 rivalry game. North Haven (3-6) hasn’t been as dominant this year and both teams are evenly matched.

Congratulations to our Amity Spartans on a well played game last night and good luck on Thanksgiving! You CAN break North Haven’s holiday winning streak.

 

Football: Amity Working Hard

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Oct 102016
 

Colin Beaulieu on the move

Colin Beaulieu on the move

Friday night was a great night for football — if your team is the Blue Devils.

Amity was on the road in West Haven on Oct. 7. Once again the injury plagued Spartans played their hardest, but with some of their most skilled teammates, like Chase Burzynski, now sidelined, scoring seems to be up to Colin Beaulieu, Ryan Sabo, Matt Weidenfellar, Ryan Bedini, and kicker Jordan Conn.

The Spartans may not be the SCC gridiron superstars, but they do have a lot of drive, and with a full roster could possibly be great.

Last week’s loss was tough, with West Haven dominating the game the first quarter until the end.

First Quarter: WH 14 – 0

Beaulieu made a nice run at the end of the first advancing several yards, dodging tackles, pushed out of bounds, but the Westies could not take him down.

Second Quarter: WH 27 – 0

Third Quarter: WH 42 – 0

Fourth Quarter:

Beaulieu crossed the goal line but there was a flag on the play that squashed it.

Just about a minute later with less than 6 minutes remaining in the game Beaulieu made the Spartan’s one touchdown and Jordan Conn’s kick was good.

Final Score: WH 50 – Amity 7

This week is a BYE week for the Spartans, meaning a lot of practice and preparing for an away game at Branford.

 

 

 

Football: A Miserable Night To Play Ball

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Oct 012016
 

loss at hillhouseThe Amity Spartans were on the road in New Haven Friday night for a game against the Hillhouse Academics.

Even with the cold, wet conditions, the Academics had the home field advantage, playing on a surface that they are familiar with and comfortable on.

Amity’s Jordan Conn kicked a 30-yard field goal and had seven punts in this game, and Colin Beaulieu had a couple of good runs with the ball.

Hillhouse dominated the game and defeated Amity 26-3.