Although Amity only won four of the 12 events, the girls outscored the home team by 11 points and defeated North Haven 97.5 to 86.5.
Amity’s Winning Events
200 Free: Julia Snow, 2:03.77
100 Fly: Katie O’Connor, 1:00.11
100 Free: Molly Cox, 57.94
100 Back: Molly Cox, 1:03.04
North Haven’s Winning Events
200 Medley Relay: Nebor, Gambardella, Jooss, Bergin 1:53.54
200 IM: Gambardella, 2:12.89
50 Free: Bergin, 24.54
Diving: Santacroce, 233.70
500 Free: Bergin, 5:20.39
200 Free Relay: Gambardella, Jooss, Nebor, Bergin 1:44.20
100 Breast: Gambardella, 1:07.62
400 Free Relay: Vogel, Laborde T, Faulkner, Regan 4:14.98
Records: Amity 9-1 / North Haven 6-3
This wasn’t the most exciting game this season, but it had a satisfying result for Spartans players and fans.
It is always great when your team is the first to score, and that’s what Amity did at 4:08 in the first period when Connor Bath (#14) made a goal assisted by Joey Schittina (#11) and Jacob Silliman (#6).
For the remaining two periods goalies Michael Halloway for Amity and Hayden Giampetro for New Milford helped prevent any further points from being scored, so Amity wins this one 1-0.
Records: Amity 6-4, New Milford 2-1-5
Next Up: On Saturday, Jan. 27, Amity is Away in East Haven for a game against Guilford (9-2) at 7 p.m.
The girls went up against Hillhouse and Cheshire in Woodbridge.
Team scores: Amity 100, Cheshire 46; Amity 78, Hillhouse 63; Hillhouse 75, Cheshire 71.
100: 1, Reed, Zoie, Amity Region, 12.30
200: Reed, Zoie, Amity Region, 25.52
800: Taggart, Melissa, Amity Region, 2:34.27
3200: Feng, Nicole, Amity Region, 12:43.66
4×800: 1, Amity Regional ‘A’ (Gorham, Lisa 15, Gorham, Charlotte 17, Taggart, Melissa 16, Criscuolo, Emily 17), 10:12.31
Long jump: 1, Reed, Zoie, Amity Region, 17-10.75, w:NWI
Discus: 1, DelVecchio, Caroline, Amity Region, 86-06
Javelin: 1, Moscato, Zoe Marie, Amity Region, 111-10.
400: Young-Spencer, Tonija, Hillhouse HS, 1:01.27
100 hurdles: 1, White, Jaliyah, Hillhouse HS, 15.34
300 hurdles: White, Jaliyah, Hillhouse HS, 46.36
4×100: Hillhouse Hs-Ct ‘A’ (Skinner, Diana 15, Washington, Kristen 18, Young-Spencer, Tonija 15, Moore, Alethia 15), 51.43
4×400: 1, Hillhouse Hs-Ct ‘A’ (Ali, Jamilah 18, Carr, Lanaja 15, Moore, Alethia 15, Faro, Fanta 15), 4:21.59
Triple Jump: 1, White, Jaliyah, Hillhouse HS, 36-01, w:NWI
Shot jump: 1, Cobb, Aalayjhia, Hillhouse HS, 33-04.75
1600: 1, Daddi, Lauren, Cheshire Hig, 5:39.36
High jump: 1, Liberti, Alex, Cheshire Hig, 5-00
Pole Vault: 1, Goul, Elizabeth, Cheshire Hig, 7-06
Amity distance Runner Kyle Beaudette and Hurdler Aaron Rattley each won two events.
Amity once again came out on top.
Team results: Amity 129, Fairfield Prep 19; Amity 98.5, Hamden 50.5; Hamden 92, Fairfield Prep 36.
100 Meter Dash: Arrington, Stanley, Hamden, 11.25
200: Walker, Evan, Hamden, 22.69
400: Antoine, Kevin, Hamden, 52.10
1600: Beaudette, 4:39.16
3200: Thompson, Drew, Fairfield Prep, 10:04.02
110 Hurdles: Rattley, Aaron, Amity, 15.97
300 Hurdles: Rattley, Amity, 41.38
4×100 Relay: Hamden (Fowlin, Camron, Ward, Xavier, Walker, Evan, Nixon, DeSean), 43.16
4×400 Relay: Hamden (Lomax, John, Park, Kychoon, Nabors, William, Short, Singquel), 3:32.45
High Jump: Robinson, Nicholas, Amity, 5-8
Pole Vault: Antaya, Joseph, Amity, 9-00
Long Jump: Battat, Michael, Amity, 20-06.50
Triple Jump: Harrell, Virgil, Hamden, 42-00
Shot Put: Greifenberger, Cameron, Amity, 41-11
Discus: D’Ostilio, Mark, Amity, 107-06
Javelin: Post, Matthew, Amity, 167-00
Amity’s Zoie Reed won the 100, 200, Long Jump and 4X100 Relay; Lauren Duhl won the 100, 300 Hurdles and 4X100 Relay.
Like the boys team, Amity came out on top.
Team results: Amity 120, Lauralton Hall 21; Amity 101, Sacred Heart Academy 40; Sacred Heart Academy 104, Lauralton Hall 37.
100: 1, Reed, Zoie, Amity, 12.92
200: Reed, 25.80
400: Wielk, Emily, Sacred Heart Academy, 1:02.08
1600: Taggart, Melissa, Amity, 5:26.15
3200: Feng, Nicole, Amity, 12:17.81
100 Hurdles: Duhl, Lauren, Amity, 16.27
300 Hurdles: Duhl, Lauren, Amity, 48.52
4×100 Relay: Amity (Duhl, Lauren, Hill, Christine, Reed, Hochman, Rachelle), 52.17
4×400 Relay: Amity (Gorham, Lisa, Braverman, Yael, Criscuolo, Emily, Taggart, Melissa), 4:23.79
High Jump: Frey, Aigneis, Lauralton Hall, 4-10
Long Jump: Reed, 17-06.50
Triple Jump: Guadagnoli, Morgan, Amity, 31-09
Shot Put: Walsh, Sofie, SHA, 29-11.25
Discus: Walsh, Sofie, SHA, 96-10.50
Javelin: Moscato, Zoe Marie, Amity, 103-08.
Records: Amity, 1-1; Branford, 1-1.
Amity goes up against Daniel Hand Monday, April 13 in Woodbridge at 3:45 p.m. and away at Guilford on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Among the surprises was the starting lineup, which included fan favorite Senior Christian Mortali, who entered the ice to cheers from the stands and wide smiles from his teammates.
The event started off as many Spartans games have this season, with the other team making the first point.
The first period was a bit of a sleeper, with slow motion moves until Trinity junior Dan Bernard (#20) scored a goal off an assist from Jordan Skiba (#7) at 6:59.
In the second period both teams came alive, Trinity quickly scored with Griffin Northrop (#10) getting one past Amity goalie Tyler Johnston on an assist from Zach Lockwood (#25) at 2:53.
Northrop made an unassisted goal at 6:13 bringing the score to 3-0.
Amity’s captains came together to get the Spartans onto the scoreboard at 7:17, Zach Shelnitz (#8) scored off an assist from Kevin Ryan (#9) and Dalton Luciani (#28).
Trinity fought back, scoring again at 9:10 with Joey Nelson (#14) firing one in on an assist from Connor Scanlon (#3).
But Amity wasn’t done yet, Zach White (#13) got a goal assisted by Ryan and Luciani at 10:21.
With just 22 seconds remaining in the middle period Trinity’s Northrop got a Hat Trick on an assist from Bernard, bringing the score to 5-2.
The final period began with another quick move from the boys from Stamford, Nelson made an unassisted goal at 2:43, peaking Trinity’s score at 6.
Then, 14 seconds later, Anthony Uscilla (#16) flew across the ice and slapped one into the net for Amity.
At 4:07 Shelnitz scored off a Ryan assist. At 5:22 Charlie Csejka got a goal on an assist from Luciani, and at 6:34 Nick DeGennaro (#5) made an unassisted goal and tied the game at 6-6.
As the game drew to an end Ryan scored off an assist from Mac Deane (#22) at 11:35 and with only 49 seconds remaining, Uscilla made the final, game winning goal off an assist from Luciani.
Final score 8-6.
The Spartans are traveling to play Watertown-Pomperaug on Saturday at 7:30 p.m
The Amity Boys Hockey Team showed us last week (Jan. 23) that they really knew how to play the game. They came alive in the third period and gave fans hope for the season.
On Saturday, Jan. 31 they started strong against Guilford and kept it going until the final second.
In this matchup, Amity was first to post in the first period at 2:44 with Zach Shelnitz (#8) scoring on an assist from Liam Caraciolo (#17).
First period score: 1-0 Amity
4:33 into the second period, Guilford’s Ryan Brand (#17) tied things up with an unassisted goal.
But the Spartans would have none of that, and at 7:00 Shelnitz and Caraciolo repeated the first period play, pulling Amity to a 2-1 lead.
Nearly two and a half minutes later at 9:27 Guilford’s Rick Sardella (#9) tied the game at 2-2 on an assist from Matt Clifford (#12).
Amity’s Kevin Ryan (#9) made the tie-breaking and game-winning goal at 12:38.
Neither team scored in the third period, but the puck was passed and smacked and skates were flying across the ice as shots were made, making it an exciting 15 minutes for spectators.
This may be the first game that Amity outshot its opponent, with 26 to 20.
Goalies (both #30) Tyler Cole for Amity and Kyle Dwyer for Guilford worked hard in this game, and deserve a lot of credit.
Asst. Coach Mike Richetelli and the other coaches were smiling as they came off the ice after the game.
“We played a solid game today, and the boys needed that,” Richetelli said. “We still have an outside shot at making the tournament and that’s what our goal is, that’s our focus.”
“We came out and had a very good first period. Guilford is very strong, they played two lines, so we wanted to try and wear them out,” he said. “In the second period Guilford had a little bit of an edge. The third period we battled and (Goalie) Tyler Cole (a Freshman) had the first win of his High School career today, which is a big moment for him.”
Richetelli said the boys will continue to practice hard and play to win.
“Collectively as a group that’s how we’re going to do things. We had a good solid effort today,” he said. “We’re not quitting. Every team has an identity and this team’s is a ‘stick-to-itiveness’. They don’t quit, they practice and they play hard at every game. So if we can string a couple more together, which we have a shot to do, the opportunity is there.”
The Spartans next three games will be against tough opponents.
• On Tuesday, Feb. 3, they play Cheshire at Wesleyan University at 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Feb. 7, New Milford at Canterbury School at 12:45 p.m.
• Then Wednesday, Feb. 11, against West Haven at 6:30 p.m.