Dec 202014

IMG_8111The Amity Girl’s Varsity Basketball team swooshed its way to its third consecutive win Friday night as they battled it out with a formidable opponent, the Hamden Green Dragons.

For Amity’s newlywed Coach Michelle Shoop this looks to be a big year, her young team, led by captain Elise Graham, already is showing a lot of promise, passing the ball and playing harder with each passing game.

Adding to the excitement at Amity during this game was the presence of most of the 2013-14 players who graduated in June. The girls, who are on holiday break, cheered their former teammates on from the sidelines — and they weren’t disappointed.

“It was great seeing our seniors from last year coming out to support us. They’re all home for break,” Shoop said. “They’re the one that started this four years ago, starting a new tradition at Amity so it’s great that they’re following up.”

The Lady Spartans stayed ahead of the Green Dragons throughout the game 1st Q 12-10; 2nd Q 20-19; 3rd Q 29-21.

Graham (#24) was the high scoring player with 19 points — 8 of them in the second quarter.

“Hamden is a good team, with a couple of good players, they play tough, they’re strong, they’re big. So in the first half we were a little slow getting started,”Shoop said, “We out rebounded them in the second half and that’s where we went on our push.”

She added, “Elise had a great game. she had 19 points, 10 rebounds 5 assists and 3 steals and she did a great job passing the ball to everyone.”

Junior Molly Dragan (#23) was the second highest scorer with 8 points, followed by senior Kaitlin Thomas (#12) contributing 7 points

On Hamden’s side, senior Lauren Singleton (#10) was the high scorer with 9 points, followed by junior Jessica Davis (#4) and sophomore Tahjai Mazyck (#2) each with 8 points.

Amity defeated Hamden 43-31.

Record: 3-0





Sep 192014


The Lady Spartans are off to a great start and are now 3-0 for the 2014 season.

On Thursday night, the team used the new starting blocks at the Orange Town Pool for the first home meet and defeated Hamden 96-77.

Amity’s Winning Events:

200 yard Medley Relay: A-2:00.25 Mollee Lasto,  Lydia Pokluda, Maggie Lasto, Hannah Babbitz

200 yard Freestyle: A- 2:07.71 Brittany Smith

200 yard Individual Medley: A- 2:22.94 Kate Alvarado

50 yard Freestyle: A-26.13 Megan Lasto

100 yard Butterfly: A-1:04.43 Maggie Lasto

100 yard Freestyle: A- 1:00..88 Hannah Babbitz

500 yard Freestyle: A- 5:34.76 Brittany Smith

Hamden’s Winning Events:

Diving: H – 200.65 Alyssa Battick

200 yard Freestyle Relay: H- 1:56.00 Megan Garner, Julia Lynn, Alex Cusano, India Rivera

100 yard Backstroke: H- 1:06.74 Megan Garner

100 yard Breaststroke: H- 1:33.21 Grace Desroches

400 yard Freestyle Relay: H- 4:18.73 India Rivera, Alex Cusano, Colleen Straub, Megan Garner


Apr 292014

IMG_0105After losing their first game of the season (in the rain) 10-9 against North Haven last Saturday, the Amity Spartans came on strong against Hamden Monday afternoon.

Amity’s Joe Choiniere was the game’s high scorer with 3 goals and 1 assist; Steve Sember added 2 goals and 2 assists; Matt DeLizio made 2 goals; Brad Uscilla had 1 goal and 1 assist; Nick Coassin had 1 goal and 1 assist; Jesse Cala made 1 goal; Ajay King and Bubba Pignataro each had 1 assist.

Amity was ahead 7-2 at the half, then the Indians stepped up their game with 2 goals in the third and 4 in the final quarter. with the last half of the fourth quarter a close 9-8, Amity wrapped things up with one final goal with just 10.5 seconds remaining, ending the game at 10-8.

Hamden’s Zach Jolles had 2 goals and 1 assist; Fran Bonadies had 2 goals and 1 assist; Angelo Dimonaco made 1 goal and 2 assists; Anthony Rascatti had 1 goal and 1 assist; Ryan Morely and Billy Fitzmaurice each added 1 goal for the Indians.

Amity outshot Hamden 25-20.

The Spartans Goalies made a total of 9 saves: James Chapman, 4; Evan Campbell, 5.

The Indians goal tender Dom Sannino made 11 saves.

Records: Amity 7-1; Hamden 3-5


Jan 142014

A generic photo of a HS swimmer

A generic photo of a HS swimmer

The Amity Boys Swim Team hosted Hamden at the High Plains Community Center Pool Tuesday night. 

The undefeated Spartans continued their winning streak, splashing past Hamden 98-80.

Amity’s winning events

200 yard Medley Relay: A- 1:43.60  Stephen Cheung, Ben Clemens, AJ Pite, Charlie Pite

200 yard Individual Medley: A- 2:08.88 Adam Ambrosey

50 yard Freestyle: A-23.03 Charlie Pite

Diving A- 139.95 Allie Germano

100 yard Butterfly: A- 54.36 AJ Pite

500 yard Freestyle: A- 5:09.23 Charlie Pite

100 yard Backstroke: A- :57.91 Stephen Cheung

200 yard Freestyle Relay: A- 1:34.91 Ben Clemens, Adam Ambrosey, Charlie Pite, AJ Pite

Hamden’s winning events

200 yard Freestyle: H- 1:56.54 James Ahn

100 yard Freestyle: H- 51.59 James Ahn

100 yard Breaststroke: H- 1:09.47 Ehran Hodes

400 yard Freestyle Relay: H 3:46.36 James Ahn, Abhishek Singla, Charlie Hammerberg, Ehran Hodes

Records: Amity 5-0; Hamden 2-2

Feb 052013


Amity’s Zac Campbell

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Coming off the high of a fantastic victory against Sheehan (70-55) last weekend, the Amity Spartans were pumped when they faced off with the Green Dragons for an SCC interdivision game in Hamden Monday night.

They played hard as usual, but the game didn’t go as well as they planned. Hamden’s Richard Kennedy proved to be a threat making 26 points, nearly half of the Green Dragons’ total.

Zac Campbell was the high scorer for Amity with 13 points.

Hamden 54, Amity 41

Records: Hamden (7-9), Amity (12-4).

Amity celebrates its Senior Night at home with a game against East Haven on Thursday at 7 p.m. This is a fund-raiser for the Wounded Warriors Project.

Join the Amity Army in cheering them on.