Boys Hockey: Are The Spartans Back On Goal?

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Feb 212019

The Amity Spartans went up against Tri-Town (9-1-8) in Enfield on Monday, Feb. 18.

After having only one win in the last 10 games, Amity really needed to ace this one.

Just 42 seconds after entering the ice Justin Miller made a goal, assisted by Jason Csejka and Nelson Bordeleau..

Tri-town answered with a goal at 9:49.

Less than a minute later Amity’s Csejka broke the tie, assisted by Cody White and Bordeleau.

First-Period Score: 2-1 Amity

Tri-town came back to the ice, sticks ablaze and broke the tie in 1:16.

Amity shot back 5 minutes later, taking back the lead with a goal by Colin Hughes, assisted by Ryan Miller.

Second-Period Score: 3-2 Amity

Nearly 109 minutes of game-play took place before anyone scored in the third period. That was Nick Kiwanis, assisted by Dylan Raver and Kenny Page.

Having Amity keep the lead for so long was too much for Tri-town and they fought back. Less than a minute later they added a point to the score, narrowing Amity’s lead to one point.

With the clock ticking down, Tri-town struck again with just 1:15 remaining, they tied it up.

The Spartans continued to shoot at goal, and with just 17 seconds left, Csejka broke the tie with the winning goal, assisted by Bordeleau and Caleb Marcin.

Final Score: 5-4 Amity

Are the Spartans back on goal? We certainly hope so. With just two games left to the regular season then Tournament play coming up next month, they need to rediscover that winning spirit they possessed at the beginning of the season.

You boys can do this! Just listen to the coach and remember everything you did in practice and apply it during the games. You can shock all the nay-sayers and take home all the marbles! WE Know You CAN!

Next up for the Spartans (9-9): The boys will battle a very tough Watertown-Pomperaug (14-2-3) in Watertown on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m.

Then Glastonbury (9-2-6) in Glastonbury on Monday, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. — and that’s the end of the regular season.

The CIAC Championship Tournament begins on March 6.


Boys Swimming and Diving: How Did Amity Fare Against Hand?

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Jan 292019

The Amity Boys Swim Team was on the road in Madison on Monday, Jan. 28, for a meet against Daniel Hand.

Both teams were pretty evenly matched, all are excellent athletes, but when the numbers were tallied, Amity edged out Hand 87-83.

Diving:No Diving

Amity’s Winning Events

50-yard Freestyle: A- 23.47 Tyler Roy

100-yard Butterfly: A- 59.56 Tyler Roy

100 Freestyle: A- 51.75 Shiva Gowda

200-yard Freestyle Relay: A- 1:38.06 Jared Sullivan, John Alvarado, Nick Robinson, Tyler Roy

100-yard Backstroke: A- 57.76 Shiva Gowda

100-yard Breaststroke: A- 1:09.06 Brodey Lu

 Hand’s Winning Events

200 yard Medley Relay: H- 1:47.57 Dan Chen, Jake Reiner, Beecher Porter, Griffin Mascia
200-yard Freestyle: H- 1:55.80 Beecher Porter
200-yard IM: H- 2:06.75 Dan Chen
500-yard Freestyle: H- 5:18.66 Jack Signorella
400-yard Freestyle Relay: H- 3:32.91 Dan Chen, Sean Laragy, Griffin Mascia, Beecher Porter
 Record: Amity 5-2
Next Up for the Spartans: Thursday, Jan. 31 Away vs Shelton at Shelton Community Center Pool at 3:30 p.m.

Boys Soccer: Ali Bobi Leads Spartans to Win Against Foran

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Sep 182018

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The Amity Spartans were on the road in Milford for a game against the Foran Lions on Monday.

In the first half, Ali Bobi scored a goal assisted by Dean Saracino, giving Amity a 1-0 lead.

The second half saw some more action, with the Lions’ Caleb Tondora tying the game with a penalty kick.

The remainder of the game was all Amity: Austin Gilbride made an unassisted goal, 15 minutes later Arian Bobi also made an unassisted goal, followed by a second Ali Bobi/Dean Saracino goal just two minutes later.

Amity outshot Foran 18-4

The Spartans won 4-1

Records: Amity 2-1-0, Foran 1-2-0


Amity Football: 2018 Roster

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Sep 102018

Junior Quarterback James Laubstein

The Amity Varsity Football team has a new coach, Craig Bruno, and with one very impressive 26-8 win under their handsome new jerseys, they give us hope for a successful season.

This year’s team includes 10 seniors.

#3 Daniel Beckwith, RB; #10 Jacob Lettick, WR; #22 Michael Young, WR; #30 Andrew Kimball, RB; #33 Gabriel Lipsitz, LB; #34 Brendan Messina, LB; #41 Brenna Dimauro, RB; #72 Ryan Biagetti, OL; #78 Justin Griffin, DL; and #89 James Van Hise, WR.

There are 18 Juniors.

#4 Jake Forchetti, WR; #5 Abyan Nawaz K/P; #9 Jamie Genovese, CB; #12 James Laubstein, QB; #13 Andrew Gnidula, LB; #20 Jack Figuly, CB; #25 Samuel Sachs, RB; #40 Alexander Ablozhey, WR; #42 Jeremiah Schmidtke, LB; #45 Nicholas Bevvino, RB; #50 Daniel Cavanagh, OL; #58 Joseph Digello, OL; #61 Sam Papelo, OL; #64 John Healey, OL; #73 Janek Olofsson, OL; #81 Nico Semmonella, WR; #83 Gabriel Morin, RB; and #85 Aedan Loynsky, WR.

Also 15 Sophomores

#19 Max Dempsey, QB; #28 Shaki Gray, SS; #46 Aidan Massa-Vaspasiano, LS; #52 Colby Fantarella, OL;  #54 Anthony Olenechuk, LB; #55 Kyle Behnke, OL; #70 Laurence Lambiase, OL; #74 Carter Correia, OL; #76 Anthony Vega, OL; #77 Justin Miller, OL; #80 Daelyn Boscarino, WR; #82 Spencer Buynak, WR; #84 Jonathan Levit, WR; #86 Benjamin Iwaszkiewicz, WR; and #87 Ryan Buda, WR.

The team also includes one freshman who made the cut, #88 Eric Santangelo, LB.

For those who are not familiar with footballese here’s the magic decoder for the above mentioned Acronyms: K/P = kicker/punter; RB = running back; WR = wide receiver; OL = offensive lineman; LB =  linebacker; QB = quarterback; SS = strong safety; CB = cornerback.

Baseball: Amity Playing Like Amity Again – Defeats Shelton In Six Innings

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Apr 152018

The Amity Spartans Baseball team was on the road in Shelton on Saturday for a matchup with the Gaels which had been postponed due to weather.

The Spartans got a jump on the Gaels with two runs in the first inning (Justin Hafle, pitching)

With Ben Lodewick on the mound and Pat Winkel behind the plate, Shelton only managed to get one run in. Amity leads 2-1.

The second inning was Amity’s time to shine, they added 6 runs to Shelton’s 1, pulling even further ahead. Second Inning score 8-2.

The Spartans didn’t score in the third, but Shelton added one. (score 8-3)

Amity saw a lot of action in the fourth, adding four more runs (Gaels’ Will Ciccone pitching) yet Shelton didn’t have any further success (Spartans’ Will Rotko pitching).

The game went on for two more innings (Shelton putting Mike Kennedy on the mound in the fifth) with no advancement on either side. Amity wins 12-3.

Amity 12, Shelton 3 (6)

AMITY      260 400 — 12 13 3
SHELTON 111  000 —   3   9 2


Amity: Pat Winkel went 3-3, 3 walks, 2 doubles, 3 runs, 1 RBI; Jack Nolan went 2-3, 2 runs, 3 RBI, 1 walk; Quinn Burke went 3-4, 2 runs, 3 RBI.

Shelton: Mike Kennedy 2 innings pitched, 2 walks, 2-4 1 run; Matt Hunyadi went 2-3, 1 walk; Will Ciccone pitched 1-4, 2 innings pitched, 1 hit allowed, 1 walk issued, no runs;

Record: Amity 3-2

(file photos by Marcy Winkel)

Boys’ Ice Hockey: Amity Defeats West Haven 3-1

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Jan 122018

The West Haven Blue Devils hosted the Amity Spartans at Bennett Rink on Wednesday, Jan. 10.

First Period

The Spartans got onto the scoreboard first with James Blum’s goal, assisted by Jason Csejka at 11:03. This was a blow to West Haven, which had a full house (due in part to the ceremony to retire former Westie Rob Fumiatti’s jersey number that preceded the game.)


Second Period

West Haven’s Kevin Moriarty tied things up at 1:27 on an assist from Robbie Forleo; Then halfway through the period Amity’s Connor Bath assisted by Mike Miller and Joe Schittina pulled the Spartans ahead again. 2-1 Amity.

Third Period 

At 12:52, Amity’s Blum and Csejka teamed up again to score the third and final goal of the game.

Final: Amity 3, West Haven 1


AMITY      1 1 1—3

W. HAVEN 0 1 0—1


Shots—Amity outshot West Haven 33-24

Saves—Amity: Tyler Cole 23; West Haven: Logan Cole 30

Records—Amity 5-1; West Haven 2-5.

Define Excitement: 2017-18 Amity Spartans Boys Ice Hockey Team

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Dec 132017

On Tuesday, Dec. 12, I attended a scrimmage game between the Amity Spartans and the Masuk Panthers Varsity ice Hockey Teams.

Of course, the scrimmages don’t count for the season, but from what I saw out on the ice in what resulted in a 6-3 “victory” for the Spartans, this year’s team, with its 11 seniors, promises to give fans something to cheer about.

Out and about at many Amity events, it’s clear that students adore former Hockey coach Gary Lindgren, and I don’t think that will ever change – he’s a lovable guy. But back in 2013-14 when Gary was battling cancer, his assistant coach Mike “Scooter” Richetelli stepped in and brought the boys all the way to the state championship game.

Richetelli, now the Head Coach, and most of the coaching staff are back, and the team is amazingly fast, aggressive and tight.

Unfortunately, the current roster hasn’t yet been posted to the CIAC website, and Amity’s new revamped site is still a mess (just my opinion). The Spartans play again tonight in the Jamboree at Bennett Rink (West Haven High School), taking the ice for 20 minutes against West Haven around 6:40 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. against Immaculate.

Richetelli said the team had a good scrimmage in Westfield, MA that gave them an early start and they did well on Tuesday. “We have 11 seniors and with their leadership, they’ll do what they’re supposed to do.” — (I wonder if any of those seniors were part of the excitement in 2014).

For the team’s first official game of the season, they’ll host BBD (Brookfield/Danbury and ?) at the Edward Bennett Rink in West Haven. this Saturday, Dec.16 at 6 p.m.

I encourage everyone to come out to cheer on the Spartans. Who knows, this could be another championship season in the making.


NOTE: Don’t forget the Girls’ Ice Hockey team, which always plays incredibly well, has three games this week.

Friday, Dec. 15 vs New Canaan Home at Rinks at Shelton 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16 vs Lauralton Hall Home at Rinks at Shelton at 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 17 vs Masuk-Joel Barlow-Newtown-Oxford (Away) at Rinks at Shelton at 6:30 p.m.




Boys’ Lacrosse: Spartans Destroy The Lawmen in Milford

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Apr 192017

The Amity Spartans Lacrosse Team was on the road in Milford at Jonathan Law High School Wednesday, April 19.
Amity took an early lead with seven goals in the first quarter. They kept up the momentum with six additional goals in the second.
Both the Spartans and the Lawmen scored three goals in the third and Amity wrapped things up in the final quarter with an additional two goals.
Score Board
Amity:          7-6-3-2 = 18
Jonny Law: 0-0-3-0 = 3Notable players:
Amity — Adam Cusano made 5 goals and had 1 assist; Tyler Vincent made 4 goals; Ryan Rattley, Mark DellaTorre and Tyler Ballaro each made 2 goals; Colin Hughes made 1 goal and had 4 assists; Harry Brochinsky and Luke Smith each made 1 goal and had 2 assists; Max Trachten had 2 assists; Cory Sachs and Matt Merriam each had 1 assist.

Jonathan Law —  Cole Egersheim made 2 goals and had 1 assist; Hayden Hulme made 1 goal.

Amity outshot Jonathan Law 34-13.

Saves: Amity — Matt Perrotti made 4 saves and Dane Walsh made 2 for the Spartans.  Law — Tanner Georgelos made 6 saves.

Records: Amity 5-3, Jonathan Law 2-4

Boys’ Swimming and Diving: Amity Defeats Shelton

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Feb 112017

The Amity Boys Swimming and Diving Team was on the road in Shelton on Friday.

The Shelton Gaels competed well, winning a majority of the events, yet the Amity Spartans outscored them 90-78, winning their seventh regular season meet.

Amity’s Winning Events

200 Freestyle: A- 1:52.37 Kevin Yanagisawa

50 Freestyle: A23.07 Colin Roy

100 Butterfly: A- 55.14 Kevin Yanagisawa

100 Backstroke: A- 1:01.67 Tyler Roy

Shelton’s Winning Events

200 Medley Relay: S- 1:46.77 Marc Maleri, Hunter Wronski, Jack Marciano, Reid Chavez

200 Ind. Medley: S- 2:06.97 Hunter Wronski

100 Freestyle: S- 50.90 Hunter Wronski

500 Freestyle: S- 5:29.66 Jack Marciano

200 Freestyle Relay: S- 1:40.00 Matthew Christiano, Sebastian Musante, Hunter Wronski, Jack Marciano

100 Breaststroke: S- 1:10.93 Matthew Christiano

400 Freestyle Relay: S- 3:47.17 Reid Chavez, Marc Maleri, Sebastian Musante, Matthew Christiano

Records: Amity (7-3), Shelton (8-4)

Girls’ Basketball: Amity Comes From Behind, Defeats Branford

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Feb 082017

The Lady Spartans Girls Basketball team hosted the Branford Hornets in Woodbridge on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

It was a rough start for Amity with Branford taking a 4 point lead 14-10 in the first quarter.

Amity overcame them by one point 22-21 in the second, then fell behind again, 28-36 in the third.

Throughout the game the Lady Spartans were very aware of where their hands were and didn’t have many fouls against them.

In the fourth quarter with Branford up by one point 40-39 and just 3:20 remaining on the clock, the Spartans came alive and the Hornets got a little sloppy, pushing and tripping the hometown girls allowing for numerous successful foul shots in the final moments of the game.

It was a nailbiter, but Amity came through at the last minute with a 53-40 victory.


Amity        10 22 28 53 

Branford 14 21 36 40

Branford’s Adrienne DiGioia was the game’s high scoring player with 18 points.

Branford’s pointmakers: Adrienne DiGioia 18, Emma Pierson 13,  Sophia Araneo 5, Karly King 2, Autumn McHenry 2.

Totals: 14 -7-16-4 40

Amity’s scoring players: Amanda Granados 13, Jillian Martin 12, Cathrine Thomas 9.Tara Laugeni 7, Hannah Iwaszkiewicz 6, Emma Gehr 4, Hayley Esparo 2,

Totals: 10-12-6-25  53

3-point goals: Branford 4 (DiGioia 1, Pierson 2, Araneo 1); Amity 3 (Granados 1, Martin 2)

Records: Amity 9-8; Branford 5-13