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Amity 2018 Boys Varsity Cross Country Schedule

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Aug 302018
 

A file photo of the boys cross country team

The Amity Varsity Boys Cross Country team only has one home meet during the 2018 season.

Following is the season schedule as posted on the CIAC website.

Friday, Aug. 31, vs New Fairfield scrimmage, away at New Fairfield HS at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 12, vs Notre Dame-West Haven, Lyman Hall and Xavier, away at Notre Dame-West Haven at 4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 15, Suffern Invitational, away in Bear Mountain, NY at 9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 20, vs Guilford, Hillhouse and Sheehan, away at East River Preserve in Guilford at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 25, vs Wilbur Cross away at East Rock Park in New Haven at 4 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 5, St. Anthony’s Invitational at Sunken Meadow, LI at 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 10, vs Cheshire and Shelton, Home at Fitzgerald Trail, Woodbridge at 4 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 13, Manhattan Invitational, away at Van Cortland Park at 8 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 18, SCC Championships, away To be announced at 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 27, Class LL Championships, away To be announced at 10:20 a.m.

Friday, Nov. 2, State Open, away To be announced at 2 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 10, New England Championships, away To be announced at 9 a.m.

 

Orange Live will post the team roster as soon as it becomes available.

 

 

 

Spartans Playing Some Fine Baseball Today

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Jun 022018
 

The Spartans are playing like the champions we’d known for so many years.

Final score for today’s game, Amity 7- South Windsor 1

Looks like we’ll be going up against *Ridgefield as Amity advances to the Class LL semifinals.

Go Spartans!

Our Softball team is playing on Monday!

Down to the wire for Amity’s amazing athletes!

*Originally, I thought we’d be playing Cheshire.

They Did It Again! Boys And Girls Advance In CIAC Tourney

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Jun 012017
 

The Lady Spartans Softball team shut out Wilton 2-0 in Woodbridge on Wednesday.

The Amity Spartans Baseball team defeated Hamden 9-2.

Both of these phenomenal teams continue to advance in the CIAC state championship tournament.

The Boys will play round three at Amity on Saturday at 2 p.m.

The Girls continue their journey in Stamford at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Baseball: Amity Wins Two In A Row, Final Game On Friday

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May 182017
 

After losing its second game of the season, this time to Notre Dame-West Haven on Monday, the Amity Spartans were back on track Tuesday and Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Amity hosted Jonathan Law in Woodbridge. The Spartans shut out the Lawmen 5-0.

On Wednesday, the Spartans were on the road in Wallingford against Sheehan.

With Max Scheps pitching and a phenomenal 10-run third inning, Amity defeated Sheehan 21-6.

Scoreboard
Amity      4310 030 1 — 21
Sheehan 20 1  021 0 —   6

Amity’s season record as of Wednesday, May 17,  16-2

The final game of the regular season takes place tonight as Amity takes on Cheshire at Old Tavern Road Complex in Orange at 7 p.m.

Amity (17-2) defeated Cheshire (13-8) 1-0 earlier in the season, so this should be a good game.

On Monday, May 22, the Spartans are home in Woodbridge to play in the SCC Quarterfinals at 4 p.m. Come on out and cheer on the Spartans as they reach for another state record — a fifth State Championship title.

Amity Sports: This Week’s Home Game Schedule

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Apr 042016
 

girls tennisThe Spring Sport Season at Amity is now in full swing. Unfortunately the weather has been uncooperative for the outdoor events.

Today’s Girls’ Tennis has been postponed due to the rain and snow.

On Wednesday, April 6 Girls’ Track is scheduled for 3:45 p.m.

Thursday’s schedule includes Track and Girls’ Tennis both at 3:45 p.m. (But the forecast shows rainy weather and possible postponement)

Friday should see the Boys’ Lacrosse team take the field at 4 p.m  and Boys Tennis at 3:45 p.m.

On Saturday, the Girls’ Lacrosse game is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Boys Hockey: Amity 0-1 In Regular Season So Far

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Dec 222015
 

IMG_8349The Amity Spartans have a fast, talented team this year with many returning players, including Anthony Uscilla (16), Mac Deane (22), Jeremy Cable (14), Tyler Cole (30) and Tyler Johnston (31) to name a few.

On Monday, the boys went up against the Wreckers from the Staples-Weston-Shelton regional team with Goalie Tyler Cole from Orange at the net throughout the game.

Staples was first to score at 11:44 in the first period. Jesse Greenspun (14) on assists from Ryan Johnson (11) and Sam New (19).

Coming out in the second period, Staples’ Johnson quickly scored in the first :35 seconds on an assist from New.

Amity answered at 10:06 with Jeremy Cable smacking one in past Goalie Zack Bloom (30), on assists from Nicholas Gallucci (11) and #12 (name?)

Second period score, 2-1 Staples.

Staples came out strong in the third period too, with Johnson sneaking in a goal in the first :48 seconds — again assisted by New.

They followed that up with two more goals at 2:56 — New, assisted by Johnson and Billy Hutchinson (13) and 9:03 (Hutchinson, assisted by Sam Zaritsky (52) and New).

Amity fought back with a second goal at 12:00, scored by Jamie Blum (17), assisted by Michael Miller (9) and Zach White (13).

The Spartans lost this one 5-2.

Shots — Spartans – 37, Wreckers – 28

On Wednesday, the Spartans will go up against the North Haven Indians at 6:30 p.m. at the Edward Bennett Rink in West Haven [our home ice] — Guys, be aware that many of the Indians players were studying you at Monday’s game. 

Amity Football: Spartans Vs Xavier How Did They Do?

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Sep 222015
 

IMG_8553The Amity Spartans Varsity Football Team suffered a big loss on the road last Friday against the Xavier Falcons.
The final score for the conference game was 41-6.
We do not have any details from the game. Orange Live made arrangements for coverage that never came through.
The Spartans (0-2) are on the road again this week as they take on the Shelton Gaels (2-0), Saturday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.

Vinny Sienna Already Making News After the Draft

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Jul 202015
 

Vinny Siena at 18 playing for Post 127 in Orange.

Vinny Siena at 18 playing for Post 127 in Orange.

At Amity we knew Vinny Sienna as a nice guy, and a great baseball player with a passion for the game.

We followed him on Orange Live in 2012 from Amity through the American Legion Post 127 season.

He was the shortstop, #23, and just 18 years old.

He continued to make a name for himself playing ball for UCONN for 3 years.

A month ago, we published a story about the Mets decision to draft him.

And now, we’re proud to say that he’s already making headlines playing for the Class-A Brooklyn Cyclones.

Here’s the LINK to the story Newsday.

Ray Moquet shared this LINK of “the new kid” talking to reporters from YouTube.

Continued Success to you Vinny, make us proud!

Vinny Siena of the Brooklyn Cyclones rounds second during a New York Penn League game against the Aberdeen Ironbirds on July 12, 2015 at MCU Park in Brooklyn. Photo Credit: Brooklyn Cyclones / Dustin Satloff

Vinny Siena of the Brooklyn Cyclones rounds second during a New York Penn League game against the Aberdeen Ironbirds on July 12, 2015 at MCU Park in Brooklyn. Photo Credit: Brooklyn Cyclones / Dustin Satloff

Jan 112015
 

Amity shadowed Branford's top scorer... and, it worked.

Amity shadowed Branford’s top scorer… and, it worked perfectly.

Although Amity has not exactly had a stellar Hockey season, the coaches told the boys that they were proud of them after their 6-1 loss to the undefeated Branford Hornets (7-0) at the Northford Ice Pavilion on Saturday.

Asst. Coach Mike Richetelli said, “Yes, we hit a few glitches, but they played hard and they did their jobs out there today. Branford is a good team, they play well. We’ll just keep working on getting better.”

Branford had one standout player in this game, Sophomore Zach Withington who had a hat trick (3 goals). But it was Amity’s Liam Caraciolo that everyone, including many Branford fans, talked about throughout the game.

Since the printed game program did not include Amity’s players numbers, no one knew his name, but the number “17” was heard in conversations around the rink as Caraciolo stayed on top of his man — Branford’s star player Tyler Criscuolo, (#11) who easily scores 3 goals per game — holding him down to just one goal and an assist this time out.

This was Amity’s plan: to shadow Criscuolo, who had 21 goals in the first 6 games of the season, and hold him back.

Play after play spectators could see Criscuolo’s frustration growing until the third period when he finally snapped. With just 3:12 left in the game, Criscuolo butt-ended Caraciolo (using the top of his stick shaft to jab his opponent) for which he received a game misconduct, a major 5 minute penalty and ejection from the game. — He may also be forbidden to play in Branford’s next game.

You can watch CPTV highlights of the game HERE

Play by Play

After a lot of back and forth and and a fierce barrage of unsuccessful shots at Amity’s sophomore goalie Tyler Johnston, well into the first period Criscuolo, assisted by Cooper Bunton, was first to score for the Hornets with just 6:36 remaining.

Just 1:04 later Withington scored his first goal, assisted by Bunton and Aidan Deane.

First Period score 2-0 Branford.

The Hornets came out like a ball of fire in the second period with back to back goals. Scott Klouda, assisted by Criscuolo and Deane stunned Johnston just 16 seconds in, and before the goalie could take a breath, Withington got his second game point one minute later with an assist from Matthew Dow.

Jeremy Cable made the Spartan's only goal.

Jeremy Cable made the Spartan’s only goal.

The Spartans finally got on the scoreboard with a nice play by Jeremy Cable with an assist from Zach Shelnitz 6:02 into the middle period. Hornet Goalie AJ Brink couldn’t stop that one.

Second Period score 4-1 Branford.

The third period began much like the second, with Deane getting one past Johnston in the first 59 seconds.

Withington earned his hat trick with less than 7 minutes left in the game.

Final score 6-1

Both goalies worked hard, making some amazing ninja moves to keep their opponents down.

Branford outshot Amity 36-20.

The Spartans will play Wilton in West Haven at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 16.

Boys Basketball: Spartans vs Gaels Charity Game a Battle To the End

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Jan 102015
 

IMG_0536Friday night’s Coaches Vs Cancer Night at Amity featured some great basketball action from both the girls and boys varsity teams as they went up against Shelton in the annual cancer fundraiser.

All proceeds from ticket sales went to the Amity Relay for Life in honor of Amity High School security guard Lorie Tamaro who is battling cancer.

The Spartans and Gaels both hit the court determined to win this SCC Housatonic Division game, they kept the score fairly tight flip flopping the lead, often within 2 points of one another.

Everyone played well, with impressive rebounds and hook shots, the first quarter had Amity in the lead 13-11, at the half Shelton edged out Amity 29-28, the third quarter belonged to Amity at 44-43, but in the end, Shelton reigned supreme squashing the Spartans hopes for the win, ending the game at 56-66.

Shelton’s biggest scoring contributions came from juniors Matt Terrasi with a game high 21 points, followed by Casey Belade with 17 points for the Gaels.

Amity’s top player, also a junior, Chris Winkel racked up 15 points, followed by senior captain Brett Southworth with 12 points.

Amity’s season record is now 2-5.

On Monday, the Spartans face the always tough Cheshire team in Woodbridge at 7 p.m.