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Fall Basketball Clinics With The Lady Spartans Begin Tonight, Register At The Door

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Oct 052017
 

IMG_5305The Junior and Senior Amity Spartans Girls Basketball players will join their coach Michelle Shoop for their popular Fall Basketball Clinics for 6 sessions in October and November.

The program offers developmental skills for players in second to eighth grades, including:

Drills — Skills that, if practiced regularly will elevate your game to a higher level.

Shooting Sessions — Players can work exclusively on their shooting skills.

Competitions — Players will build the basketball skills required for success at any level.

One-On-One Time with current Amity High School Players.

Games — Each clinic will end with gameplay to practice what you have learned.

The clinics are scheduled for Thurs. Oct 5, Weds. Oct 11, Thur. Oct 19, Weds. Oct 25, Wed. Nov 1, and Weds. Nov 8. All sessions will take place at Amity High School, in the Paul Mengold Gymnasium from 6 to 8 p.m.

Pre-registration is $90 for all 6 sessions or $15 per session.

Registration at the door is $102 for all 6 sessions or $17 per session.

Make checks payable to Amity Girls’ Basketball:

Mail Clinic Registration Form to Elise Laugeni, 13 Brightwood Drive, Woodbridge, Ct 06525 or drop off with Coach Shoop at Amity High School

This is the Lady Spartans’ top fundraiser of the year.

For information, e-mail amitygirlsball@gmail.com

 

Feb 242016
 

IMG_9771Amity’s Elise Graham has been named the 2016 SCC/OrthoNOW Player of Year.

Graham plays Volleyball and Basketball at Amity.

This year, she became the 10th Amity basketball player (male and female) to score 1,000 points.

You still have an opportunity to see Graham play ball.

The Girls Basketball Class LL first round game for the state title will take place on Saturday, Feb. 27 at Amity with our Lady Spartans going up against Middletown at 2 p.m.

Girls Basketball: Dragan Leads Amity To Another Victory

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Jan 302016
 

IMG_2384The Lady Spartans basketball team hosted the Foran Lions in Woodbridge on Thursday night.

Foran took an early lead, besting Amity 8-6 in the first quarter, but after that, it was Amity’s game all the way…22-11 in the second; 33-14 in the third and finally, a 46-22 Spartans victory.

Amity’s top point-makers:

Molly Dragan was the game’s high scoring player with 12 points, She was followed by Emma Gehr with 11, Elise Graham 7, Tara Laugeni 6, and Alexa Gibbs 4.

Dragan and Graham each had 5 steals. Alexa Gibbs had 8 rebounds and 5 blocks. Freshman Hayley Esparo had 8 blocks.
Foran’s top point-makers:
Zinnia Hall was the high scoring player for the Lions with 5 points, Sam Inthapanhya 4, Jasmine Lord 4, Lauren Noltholt 3.

Jade Lord and Lauren Notholt each had 9 rebounds.

Records: Amity 9-5; Foran 4-9.

The Lady Spartans have a HOME game on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m.

 

Meet The Newest Member Of The Amity 1,000 Point Club

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Jan 162016
 

IMG_2295Friday, Jan. 15 was a huge night for Amity Basketball player Elise Graham, a senior.

With only 5 points before she made school history, she sunk a 3-pointer then, her teammates worked with her, passing her the ball and edging her closer to the goal.

In the first quarter it happened, Emma Gehr (11) passed the ball to Elise who took a shot and made another 3-pointer, and she became the 10th basketball player in school history to make 1,000 points.

The stands erupted in cheers as the crowd revealed the “1,000” signs, posters and giant balloons they’d been concealing. Elise’s dad, Derek did his famous “Rocky run” dashing down the bleachers to the floor and back again, as he has in the past whenever one of his daughters made an exceptional play.

The buzzer sounded and both teams went to their respective corners. Debbie Davis announced the achievement as Elise hugged her parents and sister, former Lady Spartan, Janae, mid court while the elated fans continued to cheer.

The game resumed and as always, Graham continued to do her best for the Lady Spartans, scoring 27 points (including five 3-pointers).

The 1,000 Point Club

Others who’ve accomplished this amazing mark are: Ed Goldstone (1964), Greg White (1968), Gary Bello (1971), Mike Gambardella (1974), Stacy King (1981), Ann Moscovics (1983), Bob Coppola (1999), Zac Campbell (2013) and Chloe Brinton (2014).

Brinton’s sister, former player Courtney, is this season’s interim coach while coach Michelle Shoop is on maternity leave.

Shoop was on hand for the game, too, whispering coaching advice from the sidelines, but no one could hear it except former Athletic Director Paul Mengold, who was watching the game next to her.

Congratulations Elise, all the best to you for the rest of this season and at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

 

 

 

This May Be a BIG Night For One Exceptional Lady Spartan

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Jan 152016
 

The Graham Sisters in 2014

The Graham Sisters in 2014

Over the past several years we’ve watched the Lady Spartans Basketball team shine with two Orange residents often leading the scoring.

Janae Graham graduated left younger sister Elise (24) at the helm.

Tonight, Amity 6-3 will go up against Shelton 7-2 in Woodbridge at 7 p.m.

During the game we may see a bit of history made… Elise only has to make 5 points to mark her 1,000th career point.

Come on out to Amity High School tonight to witness history in the making with our hometown girl, Elise Graham!

Girls Basketball: Amity Shows Foran How It’s Done In Milford

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Jan 072016
 

IMG_0078The Lady Spartans basketball team was on the road again on Wednesday night, this time at Foran in Milford.

Amity got a quick jump on Foran with a crushing 21-7 lead in the first quarter and the Lions couldn’t catch up.

The Second quarter saw the Spartans pulling even further ahead with a 35-14 lead.

The Third quarter was much of the same with Amity showing no mercy to its host, adding 17 points to Foran’s 9 — 52-23.

Everyone on the Amity team had an opportunity to play in this game when Coach Brinton benched all of her starters and sent their teammates out on the court in the fourth quarter.

Amity scored an extra 7 points to Foran’s 5 in the final quarter and the Lady Spartans were victorious, crushing the Lions 59-28.

Amity

Elise Graham was the high scorer for Amity with 15 points. She made 6 assists, 5 steals and 5 rebounds (and one 3-point goal) Molly Dragan was next with 14 points. She also had 6 assists (and two 3-point goals). Amanda Grenados and Kiley Stockpole each contributed 8 points.

Foran

Lauren Notholt was Foran’s high scoring player with 13 points, and8 rebounds. Elizabeth Galaburri had one 3-point goal

Records: Amity 4-2; Foran 2-5

They’re Back! Lady Spartans Basketball Team Opens Season With A Victory

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Dec 162015
 

Molly makes her move.

Molly makes her move.

While their Head Coach Michelle Shoop is off on maternity leave, the Lady Spartans have been preparing for the 2015-16 season under the leadership of former Amity player Courtney Brinton, a 2008 graduate.

The girls opened the season with a fast-moving game against Jonathan Law on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at Amity.

The rosters have not yet been posted so, unfortunately we have to use first initials of many of the players.

Leading the Lawmen in points was #4 J. Centore with 20, followed by #22 E. Saley with 11 and #14 L. Dulin with 7.

Amity’s #23 Molly Dragan was the high scoring player for the Lady Spartans who contributed 26 points. Elise Graham #24, was next with 14 points.

Scores for this game were as follows:

First Period has the Lawmen ahead 13-10; The Lady Spartans took the second period 5-2; Amity also took the third period at 19-16. The Lady Spartans dominated the final period at 13-8.

Amity’s first game with Coach Brinton ended in a 48-40 victory. Great job girls, keep up the energy and skills.

Girls Volleyball: What’s A Superman Dig? East Haven Knows

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Oct 262015
 

IMG_5987Amity Hosted East Haven in Woodbridge Monday, Oct. 26, and continued its winning streak, blanking their opponents 3-0.

Following are their scores: 25-12, 25-18 and 25-22.

Highlights:

East Haven: 
Megan Roberts: 1 superman dig (What IS that?)

Amity:
Katie Helfenbein: 12 kills, 2 blocks, 5 digs

Micaela Cardozo: 8 kills, 1 block, 4 digs

Elise Graham: 2 aces, 3 kills

Records: Amity 17-1, East Haven 14-6

Girls Volleyball: Lady Spartans Defeat Sheehan 3-2 in Woodbridge

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Sep 282015
 

IMG_9389The Lady Spartans Volleyball team hosted the Sheehan Titans today in Woodbridge.

Scoreboard

Sheehan:  25   9   17  25   9  — 2
Amity:      16  25  25  15  15 — 3

Highlights of the day include the following:

Sheehan:
Sara Pisanelli 18 digs, 4 aces
Mallory Gogliettino 20 assists 7 digs
Maisha Azam  6 kills, 7 digs, 2 aces

Amity:
Elise Graham 5 kills
Kathleen Walsh 10 kills 3 aces 14 digs
Olivia Pisano 11 assists 1 ace

Records: Amity: 5 – 1; Sheehan:  5 – 4

Amity Roster: 

Danielle Nordyk, (9), Sophomore

Olivia Pisano, (11), Freshman

Jaiden Williams, (14), Sophomore

Jessica Ferraiolo, (15), Junior

Kathleen Walsh, (17), Junior

Micaela Cardozo, (20), Senior

Abby Harbinson, (21), Freshman

Karalyn Kachmar, (23), Senior

Elise Graham, (24), Senior

Emily Bacal, (27), Junior

Brooke Matyasovky, (28), Sophomore

Katriana Helfenbein, (29), Senior

Taylor Derienzo, (30), Junor

Cassidy Kirby, (34), Senior

Amity Basketball Phenom Elise Graham Commits To Fairleigh Dickinson University

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Sep 262015
 

IMG_5086Orange resident Elise Graham, whom we’ve watched play alongside — but never in the shadow of — her big sister, Janae, has committed to a college.

The Lady Spartans guard posted 17 points per game last season, and received a full scholarship to play basketball at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey while continuing her higher education.

Elise told the New Haven Register, “Ever since I was little it was a dream to play Division I ball. Over the years hearing I’m not tall enough and all that kind of stuff, it was really my own will. I wanted to do it.”

Fairleigh Dickinson is a Division I school in the Northeast Conference.

The talented scholar athlete was highly sought after by Fairleigh Dickinson, Northeastern, Siena, Stonehill IMG_3051and Boston University.

Graham received CHSCA All-State honors, All-SCC Housatonic and the New Haven Tap Off Club, according to the Register.

Her parents Derek and Mara Graham told Orange Live, “We are so very proud of her.”