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Boys Lacrosse: WOW, Hughes Leads Amity to Victory Over West Haven

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Apr 052018

LAX Coach Brandon Pepe

The Amity Spartans Boys Lacrosse team was on the road in West Haven for its season opener on Thursday, April 5, for a game against the Blue Devils.

The Amity team — which includes many members of the amazing 2017-18 Ice Hockey team which went all the way to the state quarterfinal game — wasted no time at all in showing who was in charge, gaining two goals each in the first and second quarters.

Score at the half, 4-0 Amity.

The Spartans continued their excellent teamwork into the third quarter with four goals to West Haven’s one.

Third quarter score, 8-1 Amity.

There was much of the same in the final quarter with Amity scoring an additional four goals to the Blue Devil’s two.

Spartans Win this one 12-3.

Amity: Colin Hughes 4g, 5a; Luke Smith 2g, 1a; Adam Cusano 1g, 1a; Matt Weidenfeller 1g, 1a; Jake Silliman 2a; Simon Flaherty 1g; Jason Perrotti 1g; Chris Bierezoweic 1g; Ed Martino 1g; Jacob Lettick 1a.
West Haven: Nick Massaro 1g, 1a; Nico Kyle 1g; Kevin Moriarty 1g.
Goalies: A – Dane Walsh 9 saves; WH – Kevin Moriarty 26 saves
RECORDS: Amity 1-0; WH 0-1.
NOTE: g = goal; a = assist

Boys Swimming and Diving: Seniors Lead Spartans To Victory

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Feb 032018

Blake Wetter

The Amity Boys Swimming and Diving Team hosted West Haven/Platt Tech in Orange on Friday, Feb. 2.

Amity seniors Uranik Klobucishta and Blake Wetter led the Spartans to an 87-72 victory.

Amity’s Winning Events

200 Medley Relay: A- 1:50.93 Shiva Gowda, Danial Li, Kevin Yanagisawa, Uranik Klobucishta

200 Freestyle: A- 1:53.10 Arsenio Bustos

Colin Roy

200 Ind. Med: A- 222.09 Blake Wetter

50 freestyle: A- 24.11 Shiva Gowda

Diving: A- 234.95 Uranik Klobucishta

100 Butterfly: A- 56.94 Colin Roy

100 Freestyle: A- 54.01 Blake Wetter

West Haven’s Winning Events

500 Freestyle: WH- 5:48.13 Luis Lopez

200 Freestyle Relay: WH- 1:34.66 Heli Estrada, Christopher Olsen, Tabish Butt, Julian Thomas

100 Backstroke: WH- 1:10.69 Bryan Barrington

100 Breaststroke:WH- 1:19.01 Christopher D’Inzio

400 Freestyle Relay: WH- 3:45.34 Issac Gorske, Shane Taulty, Luis Lopez, Christopher D’Inzio

Records: Amity 9-1, West Haven/Platt Tech 2-7


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.

Before The Game: West Haven/Amity Hockey Honor The Late Rob Fumiatti

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Jan 102018

The late Robert Fumiatti was well-respected and much-loved in every capacity of his life. As a youth hockey player under coach Michael Richetelli, or as #8 on the Blue Devils hockey team in West Haven, as a coach for the Amity Spartans alongside Richetelli, as a New Haven Police Officer and as a husband and father.

On June 13, 2002, Officer Fumiatti was shot in the face in the line of duty and passed away from complications of that incident. End of Watch Wednesday, January 10, 2007

His gravesite is in the Orange Center Cemetery.

Today is the 11th anniversary of Rob Fumiatti’s death and tonight, after a unanimous vote at the West Haven School Board meeting last week, his #8 Hockey Jersey will be retired, and no player will ever wear it again.

Richetelli teared up as he spoke about the upcoming ceremony for his former player and colleague.

“Rob was a coach at Amity, and he was on my youth hockey team,” Richetelli said choking back tears. “It’s going to be an emotional night. We’re going to have to try to separate the emotion from the game.”

All of the Amity coaches remember Fumiatti fondly.

If you are going to the West Haven/Amity game at 6:30 p.m. make sure you arrive early for the ceremony.



Boys Basketball: Thomas Leads Amity In Victory Over West Haven

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Dec 292017

On Wednesday evening, Dec. 27, Spartans fans witnessed a fantastic basketball game. It was Amity vs West Haven and from the get-go, the Blue Devils (and their coach) seemed to know they were out of their league.

AMITY           22 23 17 16 – 78

WEST HAVEN 11 13   8 19 – 51

Tyler Thomas 9 5-5 led the Spartans with 25 points, including 2 three-point field goals. He’s also credited with 10 assists and 6 rebounds. He was followed by Joe Benedetti 3 4-7 10 (and 10 rebounds), James Van Hise 4 1-2 10 (and 8 rebounds), Chris Bierezowiec 3 1-2 9, Jack Nolan 2 2-3 6, Sebastian Formica 2 0-0 5, Mike Young 1 1-2 3, Cole Wissink 1 1-2 3, Nick Huribal 1 0-0 2, Brian Curtin 1 0-0 2,  Totals 28 15-23 78.      

West Haven

Josiah Steinman 7 3-4 19 Jordan Berrios 3 2-3 10, Joshua Moncreef 3 1-2 7, Toma Brown 3 1-2 7. Jamal Pate 1 1-2 4,  Shea Shefield 1 0-0 3, Nick Comera 0 1-2 1 Totals 18 9-15 51.

Three-Point Field Goals

West Haven – 6 ( 2 Steinman, 2 Berrios, Pate, Shefield); Amity 7 ( Van Hise, Formica, 2 Bierezowiec, Burke)

Records: Amity 3-0, West Haven 1-2

Football: Amity Working Hard

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Oct 102016

Colin Beaulieu on the move

Colin Beaulieu on the move

Friday night was a great night for football — if your team is the Blue Devils.

Amity was on the road in West Haven on Oct. 7. Once again the injury plagued Spartans played their hardest, but with some of their most skilled teammates, like Chase Burzynski, now sidelined, scoring seems to be up to Colin Beaulieu, Ryan Sabo, Matt Weidenfellar, Ryan Bedini, and kicker Jordan Conn.

The Spartans may not be the SCC gridiron superstars, but they do have a lot of drive, and with a full roster could possibly be great.

Last week’s loss was tough, with West Haven dominating the game the first quarter until the end.

First Quarter: WH 14 – 0

Beaulieu made a nice run at the end of the first advancing several yards, dodging tackles, pushed out of bounds, but the Westies could not take him down.

Second Quarter: WH 27 – 0

Third Quarter: WH 42 – 0

Fourth Quarter:

Beaulieu crossed the goal line but there was a flag on the play that squashed it.

Just about a minute later with less than 6 minutes remaining in the game Beaulieu made the Spartan’s one touchdown and Jordan Conn’s kick was good.

Final Score: WH 50 – Amity 7

This week is a BYE week for the Spartans, meaning a lot of practice and preparing for an away game at Branford.




Boys Lacrosse: Amity Wins CIAC Qualifying Round vs West Haven 13-2

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May 302015

IMG_0245The Amity Spartans Lacrosse Team, under the leadership of Coach Brandon Pepe, have made a name for themselves indeed. No, they didn’t win the SCC title this year… but this afternoon they gave it all they had and won a spot in the state championship lineup by handily defeating West Haven in the CIAC qualifying round at Amity.

The Spartans flew ahead of the Blue Devils 4-1 in the first quarter and never looked back. They added 4 more goals in the second and 3 in the third, then topped it off with 2 final goals to West Haven’s 1 in the final quarter.

It was Amity 13-2 and now they go on to battle with their toughest opponents — Darien on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at Darien High School.

“They are one of the premier high school programs in the country having won the past 2 state championships,” Coach Pepe said. “We are playing our best lacrosse at this point in the season and are ready to compete at our best Wednesday.”
Notable Players: 
Jake Milner and Brad Uscilla tied as the game’s high scoring player with 3 goals and 2 assists each; Matt DeLizio, Ian MacDonald, Matt Attolino, Sean Grenier and Mikey Cavanagh each made 1 goal and 1 assist;  Adam Cusano and Tyler Vincent each made 1 goal and Cory Sachs had 1 assist.
West Haven
Devan Hines and Jake Conlan each made 1 goal and Justin Tuschoff had 1 assist.
Amity far outshot West Haven 36-14.
The Blue Devils’ Goalie Ryan Pickering made 14 saves for West Haven; Amity’s goalies Matt Perrotti made 4 saves and later in the game, Brian Philibert made 3 saves.

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

Boys Tennis: Amity Defeats West Haven

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Apr 292013

The Boys Varsity Tennis Team defeated West Haven 5 – 2 on April 22 at Amity.

Football: Amity Loses to West Haven, Faces Bigger Challenge on Friday

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Oct 152012


it took three men to take down West Haven’s fleet footed #1 Ervin Phillips


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Speed is something that cannot be taught. It is something you have or don’t have.  There is no question that West Haven High running back Ervin Phillips has speed—lots of it.

 After watching shred his team’s defense for three touchdowns and a 47-24 Southern Connecticut Conference Division I victory Friday night at the Blue Devils’ Ken Strong Stadium, Amity coach Bert Mozealous said, “I think he (Phillips) is the fastest, most elusive,  and best back in  our league. He is shiftier and has more moves than anyone I have seen. I held my breath every time he touched the ball.”

Following the opening kickoff, West Haven (currently ranked No. 8 in the state with a 5-0 record, drove down to the Amity 18-yard line. At that point, Eddy Williams got the call and answered with a quick touchdown. After Amity punted the ball away, the Westies set up shop at their own 7. Later in the first quarter, quarterback Javon Taylor handed the ball over to Phillips and he “took it to the house.” That long TD dash gave West Haven a 13-0 lead. Taylor ended the opening session with a short, four-yard flip to Phillips, who turned that screen pass into a 53 yard TD and a 19-0 Blue Devil lead.

Early in the second quarter, thanks to a blocked punt, Amity finally got its offense going and marched from the West Haven 38 to the 13. When the Blue Devil defense stiffened, the Spartans had to settle for Lyle Luth’s 30 yard field goal.

With four minutes left in the first half, another Westie punt gave the Spartans the ball at midfield. Slowly but surely, Amity drove toward the goal line. Dave Buono made it 19-10 with his one yard dive with but one second left on the clock.

Mozealous said, “We were only trailing by nine points at the half.”

The third quarter opened up with Phillips capping a Devil drive with his 36 yard dash to pay dirt. That score was set up by an interception at the Amity 40.  Joey Choinere answered with a one yard run that cut the Blue Devil lead to 26-17.

The ensuing Spartan kickoff was gathered in by Phillips at his own 35 and he was off to the races on a 65 yard sprint. Now leading 33-23, added another third quarter touchdown with Duane Gary’s 55 yard scamper around his right side. The final score of the third quarter came when Westie defender Bobby Sampson picked off an attempted option pitch by sophomore quarterback Tyler Burns. He went into the game when starting QB James Sammonella injured his shoulder and had to leave the field. Trailing 47-17, Amity closed out the scoring with Dave Attolino’s eight yard run during the fourth quarter.

“Our offensive mistakes let West Haven punish our defense. They hit us in the mouth and we did not hit back. We had some success when we drove the ball, but our inconsistent play hurt us badly. Offensively, we did not play well. Our execution was not good. On the other hand, West Haven played really well. We gave them a lot of opportunities to run the ball after we made first contact,” Mozealous added.

The Spartans ended up with 118 passing yards. Semmonella and Burns combined to complete five of 12 passes for 118 yards and two interceptions. Led by Attolino’s 57 yards on 17 carries, Amity added 109 rushing yards. Defensively, Connor Myatt and Matt Attolino each recorded six tackles.

Summing up the long, chilly night on the shoreline, Mozealous said, “We didn’t tackle well. That was the most disappointing part of the game. It was a matter of execution. They did and we didn’t. The plain and simple truth is, we didn’t do a good job. We could have played much better. Instead, we were very inconsistent.”

Mozealous did single out Choinere for his efforts. In addition to scoring a touchdown, he blocked a punt and snagged two passes.

 The 2-3 Spartans may be jumping from the fireplace into the fire on Friday when they host 5-1 Xavier in a 7 p.m. start at Bill Johnson Field.  The Falcons had been No. 1 in the State since going undefeated last year, but they had their winning streak  snapped by Hand last Friday night in Madison.