Girls Swimming: Cheshire Leaves Amity In Its Wake

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Oct 232015

IMG_7298Amity hosted the undefeated swim and dive team from Cheshire on Thursday, Oct. 22.

As awesome as the Lady Spartans are, the Rams simply out-performed them this time, winning 7 of 10 events, and swam away with a 95-86 victory.

Cheshire’s Winning Events

200 yard Medley Relay: C- 1:54.91 Cameryn Guetens, Lily Kurtz, Elizabeth Boyer, Shannon Lindsey

200 yard Freestyle: C- 1:59.06 Cameryn Guetens

200 Ind. Medley: C-2:15.11 Elizabeth Boyer

Diving: C- 187.75 Stephanie Silin

100 yard Freestyle: C- 55.04 Cameryn Guetens

500 yard Freestyle: C- 5:23.37 Esther Han

200 yard Freestyle Relay: C- 1:45.87 Emily Murphy, Elli Haskes, Lauren Pasinski, Elizabeth Boyer

Amity’s Winning Events

50 yard Freestyle: A- 25,73 Megan Lasto

100 yard Butterfly: A-1:01.28 Kate Alvarado

100 yard Backstroke: A- 1:03.78 Molly Cox

100 yard Breaststroke: A- 1:12.23 Megan Lasto

400 yard Freestyle Relay: A- 3:50.57 Kayleigh Foley, Elise Grabowski, Maggie Lasto, Megan Lasto

Records: Cheshire 9-0, Amity 8-3.

Boys Soccer: Tough Game With Cheshire in Woodbridge

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Oct 202015


IMG_6397The Amity Boys Soccer team hosted Cheshire in Woodbridge on Monday afternoon.

The Spartans most likely anticipated a brutal battle against the high ranking Rams in this SCC Housatonic Division match-up.

Cheshire dominated the game, scoring twice in the first 16 minutes.

Tom Kanter scored the first and only goal for the Spartans at 33:00.

Just four minutes later the Rams scored again, making the score 3-1 going into halftime.

In the second half, Cheshire’s Jake Goldstein, assisted by Eric Dishnica, added two more points and that was all she wrote.

The Cheshire’s Goaltender Jared Chase made 5 saves; Amity’s Jeremy Merchant made 4 saves.

Final score, Cheshire 5, Amity 1.

Cheshire outshot Amity 15-13.

Records—Cheshire 10-1; Amity 2-8-2


Wrestling: Cheshire Pins Amity In Woodbridge

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Jan 142015

Jake Cala

Jake Cala

Cheshire came to Woodbridge to compete with the Amity Wrestling team on Tuesday, Jan. 13, winning several matches by forfeit.

The Rams defeated the Spartans 48-30.

Amity’s Jake Cala, Nate Morrisey and Christian Chadwick won by decisions. Ken Seaton won his match, while Josh Sloat and Nick Photos both won by forfeit.


106 Christian Chadwick (A) won by dec 12-0 over Nate Montoya (C)

113 Jake Cala (A) won by dec 15-0 over Sean Black(C)

120 Owen Brown (C) pinned Dave Ford(A) 1:00

126 Nate Morrisey (A) won by dec over Dan Barile (C) 13-11

132 Peter Early (C) won by forfeit

138 Jake Minahan (C) won by forfeit

145 Matt Robidoux (C) pinned Christian Gagliardi (A) :48

152 Mike Marrota (C) won by forfeit

160 Joe O’Donell (C) won by forfeit

170 Ken Seaton (A) pinned Matt Zara (C) :27

182 Nick Benadenna (C) pinned Zeph Cox (A) 3:14

195 Chris Papa (C) pinned Rob Anastasio (A) 2:53

220 Josh Sloat (A) won by forfeit

285 Nick Photos(A) won by forfeit

Amity season record 5-0

Note: The wrestlers on our team are good but they simply cannot win a meet because there aren’t enough members to fill all the weight classes.

Girls Volleyball: Semifinal Game against Cheshire at 6 p.m.

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Nov 132014

IMG_6262The Lady Spartans advanced to the Class LL semifinals and tonight, Thursday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. they face their greatest rivals, Cheshire, for the fourth time.

No matter what happens tonight, we are so proud of our girls for the phenomenal season and excellent sportsmanship they’ve displayed all year long.



Girls Lacrosse: Now 4-2 for the Season

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Apr 272014

IMG_8498The Amity Girls Varsity Lacrosse team has had a pretty good run so far this season. Here are two games from the past week (one win, one loss) leaving them with a 4-2 record thus far.

Amity vs Cheshire

On Saturday, April 19, the Lady Spartans hosted Cheshire in Woodbridge at the half, with a score of 7-5 they had a little catching up to do, but it was still anyone’s game. Cheshire rose to the challenge making 9 goals to Amity’s 3 and ultimately defeating Amity 16-8.

Cheshire outshot Amity 30-15. Amity goalie, Jena Casman made 11 saves; Cheshire’s Alexa Carbone made 10 saves.

Here is the scoring information for this game:

Amity’s Sarah Turner was the game’s high scorer with 6 goals; Liz Marino and Kira Saunders each added 1 goal for the Lady Spartans. Eleanor Henn had 1 assist.

Cheshire’s Maddy Levy made 5 goals and had 1 assist; Taylor Stauffer 3 goals; Michelle Federico, 2 goals, 3 assists;  Megan Dutchyshyn, 2 goals, 1 assist; Olivia Larson, 2 goals;  Danielle Chambrelli, 1 goal and 1 assist; Emma Gaudio rounded out Cheshire’s action with 1 assist.

Amity vs West Haven

On Thursday, April 24, the Lady Spartans hit the road for a narrow 11-10 SCC victory against host team West Haven. 

West Haven took an early lead with 6-4 at the half, then Amity pulled it together and blasted past West Haven with 8 goals in the second half.

Amity’s Sarah Turner made 3 goals, Liz Marino had 2 goals, 2 assists; Taylor Portelinha and Becky Turner each had 2 goals; Kira Saunders had 1 goal, 1 assist; Kendra Osinski had 1 goal; Bella Ferro had 1 assist.

West Haven’s Ava Gambardella was the game’s high scorer with 4 goals, 1 assist; Melanie Reiss had 3 goals, 1 assist; Allyson Hemstock had 2 goals, 1 assist; and Alyssa Talmelli made 2 goals.

Both goalkeepers worked hard in this competition. Amity’s Jena Casman made 7 saves; Josey Militrano made 10 saves for West Haven.

Team records — Amity 4-2; West Haven 4-2

Girls Basketball: Amity Improves Record to 9-1 After Defeating Cheshire 60-54

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Jan 122014

DSC_0023Amity’s Chloe Brinton and Cheshire’s Missy Bailey tied for highest point makers in SCC Housatonic Division Game in Cheshire.

The Lady Spartans won its 9th consecutive game of the season on Friday taking the lead in the first quarter  with Elsie Graham scoring 6 six points and Mikaila Schmitt with 5. The first quarter ended 15-12 – Amity.

Amity came out strong in the second with Cheshire’s Emily Inzero making a 3-point goal and Jill Howard with two free throws  and Kya O’Donnell scoring 10 points, helping boost the Rams to within two points of the Lady Spartans 33-31.

The third quarter saw Chloe Brinton score 8 of her 18 game points for Amity, which included a 3-point goal and three foul shots. Third period score 48-33.

Cheshire really rallied in the final quarter coming within a 3 point deficit 50-47 with 6:23 left in the game with a lot of help from Ciara Haensel. Unfortunately, with just 1:49 remaining,  Bailey suffered a ankle sprain on a driving layup. Amity kept on it’s excellent team play and was victorious 60-54.


Chole Brinton 5 6-8 18,  Isabella Bierezowiec 2 4-6 8,  Elsie Graham 3 5-8 11, Janae Graham 2 2-5 6, Molly Ronan 4 0-0 8, Mikaila Schmitt 3 2-2 9.


Missy Bailey 5 8-11 18, Sara Como 2 0-0 5, Lily Dolyak 1 1-2 3, Ciara Haensel 2 3-4 7, Jill Howard 2 0-2 4, Emily Inzero 1 0-0 3, Bry McIntosh 1 0-0 2, Kya O’Donnell 5 2-4 12. Totals: 19 14-24 54.

3-Point Goals—Amity: Brinton 2, Schmitt 1; Cheshire: Como 1, Inzero 1.

Amity made 19 of 28 free throws: Cheshire made 14 of 24.

Amity        15  18  15  12  —  60

Cheshire   12  19  12  11   —  54


Team Records—Amity: 9-1, 3-0; Cheshire: 7-3, 2-2.

Photos courtesy of  Felicia Schmitt



Boys Soccer: Amity Spartans Blank the Cheshire Rams 1-0

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Oct 092013

Amity Captain Justyn Broderick flies in for a kick.  (submitted photo)

Amity Captain Justyn Broderick flies in for a kick. (submitted photo)

There was plenty of action in Woodbridge Tuesday afternoon when Amity hosted Cheshire in an SCC Housatonic Division matchup.

Amity Captain Dean Schwartz (10) scored a penalty kick at 18:59 in the first half and that was all the Spartans needed to win this game.

Amity outshot Cheshire 14-10.

Amity Goalkeeper Griffin Volta saved 11 shots for the Spartans; Cheshire’s Matt Skydel made 9 saves for the Rams.

Records: Cheshire 2-7-1 (1-4 SCC Housatonic); Amity 8-0-2 (4-0-1)


Amity Boys Varsity Soccer Team 5-0 For The Season

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Sep 242013

Amity captain Justyn Broderick turns the ball during the Sept. 23 game at Foran.

Amity captain Justyn Broderick turns the ball during the Sept. 23 game at Foran.

The undefeated Amity Spartans Soccer Team came on  strong in their last two away games.

Amity vs Cheshire

On Saturday, Sept. 21, they were in Cheshire for an SCC Housatonic Division game.

In the first half the score was 0-0, but in the second half Evan Donahue (19) put the Spartans on the scoreboard with a goal at 39:04.

After much back and forth, captain Dean Schwartz (10), a junior got the ball in past Cheshire keeper Matt Skydel with 4:09 left in the game.

Amity outshot Cheshire 2-1

Saves: Amity’s Griffin Volta had 1; Cheshire’s Skydel had 2.

On Saturday the season records were: Amity 4-0; Cheshire 0-3-1


Amity vs Foran

On Monday, Sept. 23, the Spartans were in Milford on Foran High School turf.

Again, the first half left both teams scoreless, but in the second half, Amity’s captain, Justyn Broderick (4) fired the ball into the net at 49:00.

Amity outshot Foran 12-8.

Foran’s Goalkeeper Tim Orozco’s skill kept the score down by making 6 saves at the net. Amity’s Griffin Volta had 2 saves.


Boys Basketball: The Players and Fans are Both Red Hot! Go Spartans!

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Dec 242012


David Ryan prepares for his free throw


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What goes around, comes around.

Last Tuesday night, Amity lost to Hamden 50-49 in overtime, despite recording more field goals (20-19) than the Green Dragons. The difference in the final outcome came at the foul line where Hamden sunk 11 of 26 free throws as compared to only six of 10 by the Spartans. The same exact situation occurred Thursday night when Amity defeated Cheshire 59-52—but this time it was a case of role reversal. The Rams netted 19 baskets while Amity sunk 18 (including seven from three point-land); however, the Spartans were good on 16 of 27 freebies while Cheshire sunk only 10 of 16. Both teams are now 2-2 overall but Amity gets a win in both teams’ first Housatonic Division contest of the young season.  The Southern Connecticut Conference contest was played in Woodbridge.

Led by point guard Collin Jordan (who led all scorers with 22 points) Cheshire came out red-hot and quickly jumped ahead 20-12.

According to Amity coach Jeff Nielsen, “Jordan isn’t big but he’s very quick. He came at us all night long. We knew that we had to find a way to stay in front of him and slow down his drives.”

After missing a number of outside shots and falling behind in the first quarter, the Spartans changed their tactics in the second quarter. Instead of tossing up jump shots from the perimeter, they decided to go inside and try to score and/or get fouled. Zac Campbell, who finished with a team-high 17 points, canned 12 of those points during the second quarter as Amity outscored the Rams 17-11 and drew within two points (31-29) at the end of the first half  after trailing 25-12 early in the second session.

“I told my guys that Zac had to touch the ball every possession. He did that and was able to cash in on several lay-ups. He kicked our offense into gear and kept us in the game,” Nielsen said.

Following an uneventful third quarter, Cheshire still hung onto its two point lead (40-38) at the outset of the final period. While Jordan dropped in eight fourth quarter points, Dave Ryan matched that by gunning home a pair of threes and adding two free throws. Gardner Broderick also stepped up with 11 of his 16 points. One of his baskets put Amity into the lead and he clinched the win by canning all seven of his fourth quarter foul shots. While he did shoot well from the floor and rang up 15 points, Campbell struggled at the foul line, making only two of his 10 freebies throughout the contest.

 Nielsen added, “We began to press Cheshire from the outside. We stayed on their shooters and did not give any good looks. Eric Dietrich is a good three point shooter. He did get 13 points, but only one three.”

In addition to Campbell’s 17 points, Broderick rang up 16 and Ryan chipped in with 15.

“It was nice to see three guys in double figures. We went with a smaller line-up and had very balanced scoring. For the first time this season scored over 50 points. In our first three games, we scored in the 40’s. Once we got the lead, time was running short and they began to foul us. We hit a lot of our free throws and that kept the game out of their reach,” added Nielsen. “This was a big win for us. First, we bounced back nicely from the loss to Hamden. In addition, this was our first Housatonic Division game of the season. You always want to win the home divisional games because it can be tough to win them on the road.”

Both teams heads into Christmas with identical 2-2 records. Amity is back in action on Thursday night at 5 p.m., facing Oxford in the first round of the Candy Can Invitational Tournament, which is being played at Woodland High in Beacon Falls.