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.

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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.

Oct 142012

College/University Visiting: Representatives from the following colleges and universities will be visiting Amity Regional High School the week of Oct. 15-19. College/University representatives meet with students in the Career Center. Seniors are provided excused absences from class to meet with college and university representatives.


Monday, Oct.  15

Paul Smith’s College                             8:00 am

Wesley College                                       9:00 am

Stony Brook University                       12:15 pm

Western New England University      1:00 pm


Tuesday, Oct. 16

University of Wisconsin                     10:30 am

Northeastern University                    11:00 am

Lehigh University                                 1:30 pm


Wednesday, Oct. 17

Fairfield University                             1:00 pm

James Madison University                1:30 pm


Thursday, Oct. 18

Clark University                                  9:00 am

University of Connecticut                  9:45 am

Johnson State College                         11:15 am


Friday, Oct. 19

Lyndon State College                         9:30 am

The New English Inst. of Art             12:30 pm

Oct 122012


Orange Live Sports Writer


It’s been a busy time for the Amity field hockey team. During the last 10 days, the improving Amity field hockey team has played five matches.  They won two, lost one and tied one. Last week Coach Sarah Hale’s girls knocked off Southern Connecticut Conference rivals Lyman Hall (2-1) and Sheehan (1-0) but on Monday they were shut out in a not conference contest by North Branford (1-0); played Hamden to a 1-1 stand-off on Tuesday; and, were blanked 5-0 by Cheshire on Wednesday. After winning two and tying one of their last five matches, the Lady Spartan stickers have a 3-5-2 record.

In last Monday’s home win over Lyman Hall, the Trojans’ Allie Padilla scored the only goal of the first half. After trailing 1-0 at intermission, Amity battled back even on a second half score by Sam Testa. Later in the second half, with the match still tied at 1-1, Nicole Simon knocked home the game-winning goal.

According to Coach Sara Hale, “We really played well against Lyman Hall. Du ring our practices, we’ve been focusing on our communicating with each other. We talked more throughout the game. That was the key to our win.”

Amity outshot the 3-2-1 Trojans 7-2 and goalie Hannah Bercovici recorded just one save.

On Friday, the Black and Gold journeyed to Wallingford to visit Sheehan and happily came back home with its 1-0 victory. The game’s only score was recorded by Sam Testa.

“That Sheehan game was a great game for us. We didn’t know we were going to play on their turf field. It took us a while to adjust because the game moves much faster on turf than it does on grass. In the past by the time we make that adjustment, the games have been out of reach. This time, we did what we needed to do and adjusted quickly. This is the best we’ve looked so far. Up to now, this was our best played game of the season,” Hale said.

North Branford came into its match with Amity holding a 4-1-1 record, but Hale was satisfied that her stickers had held their own against the Thunderbirds.

She added, “We had the ball in the circle often and had a lot of chances to score. Unfortunately, we couldn’t score and that’s why we didn’t win. Either everybody or nobody goes after the ball and neither way is what I want them to do. We need people to go after and get the ball but we also need to keep some people back so the other team can’t go in behind our defenders and catch our goalie unprotected.

The T –Birds ended up with a 10-8 edge in shots. Bercovici made nine saves. The only goal of the game was recorded by Stephanie Hogan.

Sam Testa gave Amity an early lead and the Lady Spartans had a number of chances to add to their lead but never were able to cash in. Later in the first half, the Green Dragons added the game-tying goal.

Hale said, “When we played Hamden, we played a good game against a good team. We held them off from scoring for quite a while. Offensively, we know that Sam (Testa) is our most consistent scorer. She has proven that she has the ability to put the ball into the net.”

There wasn’t much that Hale was pleased about in the schellaching by Cheshire. She explained that the Rams have a long-established varsity program that has a local feeder system to constantly provide players with prior to high school experience.

“We were on turf again. We knew the game would be much quicker, but never got anything going,” Hale said. “Despite the final score, Hannah Bercovici had a fabulous game in goal.”

The Rams outshot Amity 21-0 and Bercovici had a busy night, making 16 saves. Emma Farrell scored twice for the 10-1 winners and Miranda Garcia added a goal and an assist.

Hale expressed her overall pleasure with the performances of midfielder Jess Krieger.

“Jess has played well in every game. She has good stick skills and is able to make great passes to our offensive players, setting up potential scoring opportunities.  She also comes off the ball very well and almost never makes a bad play or pass,” Hale said. “Even if the score doesn’t always show it, I’ve been very proud of my girls thus far in the season. They are working har; playing their hearts out; and trying to improve their communicating with each other.”

Hale’s girls host Fairfield Warde on Monday at 4 p.m.


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