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This Week’s Amity Varsity Sports Schedules

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Dec 092018
 

This week the regular season games begin and except for one scrimmage, everything from this day forward counts.

NOTE: Girls Ice Hockey has a new HOME. They now play out of Hamden instead of Shelton.

Here are this week’s Amity varsity sports schedules:

Monday, Dec. 10

Boys Basketball vs. Seymour (Scrim.) Home at Amity High School at 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

Girls Basketball vs Wilbur Cross Home at Amity High School at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 12

Boys Ice Hockey vs. New Fairfield Immaculate (NFI) Away at Danbury Ice Arena at 5:30 p.m.

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Wrestling vs. Cheshire Away at Cheshire High East Gym at 6:00 p.m.

Girls Ice Hockey vs. ND Fairfield-Law-Foran-Weston-Pomperaug Home at Hamden Ice Rink at 4:00 p.m.Thursday, Dec. 13

Thursday, Dec. 13

Boys Basketball vs. Pomperaug Away at PHS Main Gym at 7:00 p.m.

Girls Basketball vs. Lyman Hall Home at Amity High School at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 14

No Scheduled Events

Saturday, Dec. 15

Wrestling Shelton Invitational Away at 10:00 a.m.

Boys Ice Hockey vs. Milford Coop Away at Milford Ice Pavilion at 1:00 p.m.

Girls Ice Hockey vs. Guilford Away at East Haven Ice Rink at 5:45 p.m.

Boys Basketball vs. Trumbull Home at Amity High School at 7:00 p.m.

The Magnificent Zakarai Schneider

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Sep 242018
 

Over the years, I’ve covered many Amity Football and Boys Ice Hockey games. The players come and go, but one player is always there, year after year, a member of both teams even though he doesn’t actually play the full contact sports.

This super kid is Zakarai Schneider. He always wears a jersey to every game, either football or hockey, depending upon the season. He is always accompanied by his devoted father, Mark.

Zak was born with Down Syndrome, Apraxia, and he has an intellectual disability. His communication skills are limited and he has weak muscle tone, yet he loves the sports and his positive attitude and infectious smile make everyone’s day when they see him. Since he came to Amity High School, Zak (class of ’21) has always been accepted by the boys and coaches in both sports programs and they appreciate his support at the games.

During halftime, under the lights at last Friday night’s football game, Zak and his dad took to the field and passed the ball around.

From the booth, game announcer Rob Kennedy introduced him to the crowd, stating, “Ladies and gentlemen, out on the field is Zakarai Schneider. He’s one of our most dedicated players, but because of his handicap, he can’t play with the team, but we all love him. Let’s hear it for Zakarai!”

If everyone was as upbeat as Zak, and supportive as his father, the world would be a much better place.

We love you Zak!

 

 

 

 

Boys’ Hockey: Branford Comes Off A Loss To Defeat Amity

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Jan 152018
 

The Amity Spartans Boys Ice Hockey team hosted the Branford Hornets in West Haven on Saturday, Jan. 13.

First Period

Branford (5-1-1) lost its first game of the season 4-2 to Guilford on Friday, and came out with one mission — to win! They didn’t waste any time getting on the scoreboard. At 12:33, Blake Kustra made a goal, assisted by Max Bunton and Spencer Engstom.

Second Period

The Hornets dominated the second period in spite of the Spartan’s best efforts. Jack Manware made a goal assisted by Bunton at 5:25. At 6:09 Kustra made his second goal, assisted by Robbie Lionetti and Bunton. Less than 2 minutes later, Manware made his second goal, assisted by Kustra at 7:58. Amity switched out goalie Michael Holloway for Tyler Cole. SCORE: 4-0 Branford

Third Period

While the Zamboni smoothed the ice, Amity Coach Michael Richetelli had a chat with his team to come up with some sort of strategy. The Spartans came out with the fire in their hearts that we’ve come to love this season. In the first 30 seconds, Jason Csejka scored the first goal for Amity, assisted by Ryan Miller and Jamie Blum. Three minutes later Jake Silliman made an unassisted goal, but that was as good as it got. Tyler Cole was able to keep Branford at bay so they didn’t widen the spread any further. FINAL SCORE: 4-2 Branford.

From the Coach

Richetelli said his team played with some intensity in the third period that they should have played with in the first two. “We played a good first period, but they didn’t play with intensity. That’s a lesson we learned today,” he said. “You learn and you move on.”

Of Branford, he said, “We knew they were a good team and it was going to be a tough game. They (Branford) came off a tough loss yesterday and so, they came back today.”

“You can’t expect to win, you have to play hard to make that happen,” Richetelli said. “They dominated the second period, and we should have played harder then.”

Next up for Amity, is an away game vs Hamden on Wednesday, Jan. 17. This is the first time the Spartans have played the Green Dragons (4-2) in quite some time.

On Saturday, Jan. 20, the Spartans will host NFI [New Fairfield/Immaculate] (4-1-1) in West Haven at 3 p.m.

 

This Week’s Varsity Sports (Home) Schedules

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Jan 312016
 

IMG_8773Following are the Amity High School Varsity Home games for this week:

Monday, Feb. 1

Boys Basketball vs Abbott Tech in Woodbridge at 7 p.m.

Girls Ice Hockey vs Conard-Hall in Shelton at 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 2

Boys Basketball vs Shelton in Woodbridge at 7 p.m.

IMG_2326Boys Swimming vs Cheshire in Orange at 7:15 p.m .

Wednesday, Feb. 3

Girls Basketball vs Lyman Hall in Woodbridge at 7 p.m .

Boys Ice Hockey vs Cheshire in West Haven at 8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 4

Girls Ice Hockey vs Simsbury in Shelton at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 5

Girls Basketball vs Cheshire in Woodbridge at 7 p.m.

 

Amity Winter Sports Schedule For Next Week

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Dec 062013
 

boys hockeyThe Amity winter sports season has begun, so mark your calendars for these upcoming varsity competitions.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 11

 

The Boys Ice Hockey team will play an away game against Wilton at the Winter Garden Rink in Ridgefield at 8:30 p.m.

 

basketballThe Girls Basketball team will play against Hillhouse at Amity High at 7 p.m.

 

The Girls Ice Hockey team will play Notre Dame of Fairfield at the Milford Ice Pavilion at 6:45 p.m.

 

Thursday, Dec. 12

 

The Boys Basketball team plays Seymour at Seymour High School at 3:30 p.m.

 

The Boys Ice Hockey team plays Masuk at the Rinks at Shelton at 7:30 p.m.

 

Friday, Dec. 13

 

The Boys Basketball team plays Valley Regional at Amity at 4 p.m.

 

The Girls Basketball team will play Mercy at Mercy at 7 p.m.