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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

Notes:

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

Scoreboard

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.


Scoreboard

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

Girls’ Basketball: Amity Stops Sacred Heart In Its Tracks

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Jan 102017
 

The Amity Lady Spartans Basketball Team hosted the Sacred Heart Academy Pacers in Woodbridge Monday night.

There was a lot of back and forth throughout the game. Everyone played hard and kept spectators on the edge of their seats until the very end.

Sacred Heart did pull ahead in the second quarter, going into the half with a two point lead —33-31. After that, it was all Amity, ending the game 10 points ahead — 65-55.

The Pacers’ Claudia Capozzo was the game’s high scoring player with 23 points.

Scoreboard

Amity              16  31  49  65

Sacred Heart   9  33  44  55

Notable players:

Amity: Jill Martin 14, Amanda Granatas 12, Haley Espero 10, Emma Gehr 10 (including one 3-point shot), Hannah Iwasziewicz 6, Tara laugeni 6, Stef DelVechio 4, Carly Marchitto 1.

Sacred Heart: Claudia Capazzo 23 (including seven 3-point shots), Allie Brennan 15 (including one 3-point shot), Alekse Koziol 7 (including one 3-point shot), Gabby Koziol 6, Jacquie Esposito 2, Allie Kirck 2.

Three Point Goals: Amity 1 (Gehr 1); Sacred Heart 9 (Capazzo 7, Brennan 1, Koziol 1)

Records: Amity 5-3; Sacred Heart 3-5

 

Girls’ Volleyball: Kathleen Walsh Leads Lady Spartans Over Hawks

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Oct 282016
 

img_9960The Lady Spartans Volleyball Team hosted the Woodland (Beacon Falls) Hawks in Woodbridge on Thursday, Oct. 27.

The Hawks swooped in and won the first game 25-22, but Amity quickly regrouped and handily won the next three, 25-14, 25-15, 25-16.

Yes, that’s right, Amity victory number 17 — 3-1 over Woodland.

Notes:

Amity: Kathleen Walsh 18 kills 15 digs, Jessica Ferraiolo had 4 kills, Jaiden Williams had 45 assists, and Taylor DiRienzo 6 digs.

Woodland: Lindsey Gabianelli 7 kills, 3 assists and 11 digs, McKenna Cronin 4 kills, 10 digs, Emily Brouilette 3 kills, 2 digs, 1 block, Maddie Hupprich 2 kills, 12 assists 10 digs, and Ally Mayne 1 kill, 21 digs.

Records: A 17-1; W 15-4.