Aug 052014

Jeremy saxeThe Jeremy Saxe Memorial Amity Boys Soccer Alumni game will be played Saturday, August 30,  at 11 a.m. on the Amity High School soccer field, with a rain date of Monday, September 1, Labor Day.

Participating Alumni are asked to donate $20 to play, which will include a commemorative game shirt.

A portion of the donations will be going to the Jeremy Saxe Scholarship Fund.

We will also be accepting additional donations for the scholarship.  Please confirm your attendance by August 16 by contacting Coach Marchitto at [email protected].

About Jeremy from the Jeremy Saxe Foundation Website:

May 082014

IMG_0121Athletes from Amity, Hamden and Shelton competed in Woodbridge on Tuesday.

Team scores: Amity 109, Hamden 41; Amity 102, Shelton 48; Shelton 88, Hamden 62


100: Tom Kane (S), 11.25

200: DeSean Nixon (Hamden), 22.06

400: Ben Feola (A), 52.62

800: Mike Yuan (A), 2:03.87

1600: Chris McKay (A), 4:33.66

3200: Sricharan Kadimi (A), 9:55.39

110 Meter Hurdles: Aaron Rattley (A), 15.78

300 Hurdles: Wesley Kocurek (S), 41.39.

4×100 Relay: Hamden Hs-Ct ‘A’ (Walker, Evan, Perry, Trevor, Ward, Xavier, Nixon, DeSean), 44.04

4×400 Meter Relay: Amity Regional (Mohseni, Aria, Timpko, Joshua, Pigatt, Mark, Feola, Benjamin), 3:34.86

4×800 Meter Relay: Amity Regional (Beaudette, Kyle, Caldwell, Myles, Su, Andrew, Yuan, Michael), 8:20.49

High Jump: Christian Lodewick, Christian (A), 5-10

Pole Vault: Harold Brownfield (A), 11-6

Long Jump: Aaron Rattley (A), 20-5.50

Triple Jump: Rattley (A), 42-1

Shot Put: Chris Carew, Chris (S), 43-7

Discus: Peter Cotto (S), 138-02

Javelin: Matt Post (A), 169-10


Amity 9-0; Shelton 9-1; Hamden 5-3


Dec 302013

Chloe Brinton (15) and Molly Ronan background  were lauded for their work in the Candy Cane Classic

Chloe Brinton (15) and Molly Ronan background were lauded for their work in the Candy Cane Classic

By now, everyone knows that the Amity Boys Varsity Basketball team won the Candy Cane Classic in Oxford and the Spartans’ Sebastian DiMauro was named the tournament MVP, and David Ryan was named to the All Tournament Team.

We are just as proud of our Lady Spartans who put Amity on the map as the tournament champs of the girls’ Candy Cane Classic in Ansonia. Our Molly Ronan was named tournament MVP and Chloe Brinton was named to the All tournament Team.

Ronan scored 9 points for Amity, but Brinton shot the game high of 23 points.

Also scoring for the Lady Spartans were Janae Graham, Elise Graham, Mikaila Schmitt, Ashley Wu, and Janaya Young.

Brinton shot four 3-pointers and Graham made one 3-point goal.

Amity beat Woodland 57-26.

Amity’s season record is 5-1.

submitted photo

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Oct 092013

Face is blurred to conceal his identity

Face is blurred to conceal his identity

Ladies and Gentlemen, When at Amity sporting events, please act like ladies and gentlemen.

From the CIAC Handbook:


“Concerns with the behavior of student-athletes and coaches on the field or court and the ever increasing unsportsmanlike behavior of spectators, the sportsmanship committee believes it is essential that all member schools and leagues have sportsmanship standards and programs in place.”

At Wednesday’s Boys Varsity Soccer Game against Foran, a fan from the visiting team became excessively loud and verbally abusive toward one of the referees.

Amity Athletic Director Paul Mengold approached the man and asked him to leave the school grounds. (His behavior wasn’t setting a good example for anyone).

When the man stepped out into the parking lot he stood by the fence, but did not leave, police were called and requested that he vacate the grounds.

Good sportsmanship, it’s not just for athletes. Good behavior goes a long way, no matter how old you are.

A couple of weeks ago we watched in disbelief as a visiting team displayed total disrespect for one of our teams.

Amity stresses good sportsmanship and from today’s incident our school is not afraid to ensure that everyone behaves properly at our sporting events.


Oct 042013

IMG_7585The Amity Varsity Boys Cross Country Team hosted East Haven, Wilbur Cross and Sheehan in a meet at the Fitzgerald Tract on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

The results of this are as follows:

Amity 15 (win) – East Haven 50

Amity 15 (win) – Wilbur Cross 50

Amity 19 (win) – Sheehan 44

Oct 022013

IMG_7681Amity Goal Keeper Griffin Volta was feeling the heat on Tuesday, Oct. 1 in the home game against Sheehan and it wasn’t just from the competition on the field, but from the sudden spike in warmer weather.

Amity took the lead in the first half and never let go. Junior Simone Kanter (3), assisted by Yani Lagoutis (2) scored at 19:50; and captain Justyn Broderick (4) shot one in at 28:47.

In the second half, Broderick scored again at 44:03: followed by Jeremy Conn (5) at 68:51.

Sheehan’s Sebastian Trivino-Martinez put his team on the scoreboard at 69:01.


Amity outshot Sheehan 11-6.  

Sheehan’s John Oliveira made 9 saves: Amity’s Griffin Volta made 4.

Sep 172013

Amity Junior Natan Busel makes his way across the field.

Amity Junior Natan Busel makes his way across the field.

These are the varsity sports events scheduled for today, Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Girls Soccer – Amity vs Branford at Amity, 3:45 p.m.

Boys Soccer – Amity vs Notre Dame West Haven at Veterans Stadium 3:45 p.m.

Boys Cross Country vs Fairfield Prep at the Fitzgerald Trail, Woodbridge, 4 p.m.

Jun 242013

Rob and Andrea Kennedy

Rob and Andrea Kennedy

Have you ever wanted to be a star?

Robert and Andrea Kennedy, the theatrical team that brought “Les Miserables”, “Chicago”, “Legally Blonde” and “Sweeney Todd” to the Amity High School stage, are excited for their 2013 Summer Theater Camp “On Broadway!”

This theater arts day camp is designed to teach students voice, dance, and acting skills; give them performance experience; ignite their creative spirit; build a sense of accomplishment and community; and encourage them to have fun!

Fun camp activities include; Movie Day; Improv-Olympics; Ice Cream Social, and more! The camp culminates in a full production where all the students participate. This year our show is entitled “On Broadway” and will feature music from shows like Wicked, Matilda, The Lion King, Annie and much more!

All skill levels are welcome from second grade and up.  If your child has a love for singing, dancing and being on stage, join us this summer.  Just bring a snack, wear comfortable clothing, (sneakers please, no sandals), and be ready to have fun!  Camp begins Monday July 1st and runs until July 26th.  Camp hours are 8am to 12pm Monday to Friday.

Performance of:  “On Broadway!” will be on Friday  7/26, at 7:00 p.m. Free admission!

To Register online go to: https://amityadulted.myprogramplus.com/course/summer-2013/amity-summer-theater-camp-on-broadway  or call 203-392-2005

See you this summer!

(This is a press release from the Summer Theater Camp)

Nov 012012


Orange Live Sports Writer

Sponsored by Robert Sousa of Sousa and Stone

Allison Denny’s 12 kills and one block led the Amity volleyball team to a 3-1 (25-4, 25-19, 18-25, 25-10) Southern Connecticut Conference inter-divisional win over Career last Friday afternoon. It was the final regular season match of the season for the Lady Spartans and gave them a 14-4 record—their best season since 2007, when they won the SCC championship with a 17-1 mark. Julia Bedini and Nina Luciani each chipped in with a trio of kills. Bedini also chalked up a block. Sydnee Sousa was good on 27 of her 28 serves with six aces and added five digs. Amanda Vecchio was a perfect six-for-six from the service line with five aces.

Coach Paul Thees played all of his normal starting line-up except the setter in Game No. 1. Junior setter Haley Pierson made her first varsity start and came through with six assists. Kathryn Pisano, the usual varsity setter joined several members of the Lady Spartan bench for the second game. Following a slow start in which they fell behind 7-1, they battled back to win the game and take a 2-0 lead. The same line-up and were trailing 20-7 when Sousa ran off 11 serves in a row and battled back within two points (20-18). The Panthers regained the upper hand to win the third game. The usual starting line-up played Game No. 4 and quickly won the game and the match.

According to Thees, “I thought the varsity girls played well in the first and fourth games. Haley (Pierson) did a very nice job in her first game as the varsity setter. Although we fell behind at the start of the second game, our younger players battled back to win it. As for the third game, we just lost our edge.”

Playing only the last three contests, Pisano recorded 18 assists.

The Housatonic Division coaches have named Denny and Pisano to the All-Housy team.

Amity now moves on to the SCC playoffs where it has drawn Branford as its quarter-final opponent. It will be the third meeting of the fall between the Lady Spartans and the Hornets with the Hornets winning both of their previous matches by identical 3-2 scores.

See revised schedules for date, time and location of the Amity game.