Sep 092014

Amity Sports graphic.jpgThis week’s Amity Varsity Sports schedule:

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Boys Soccer, away at Wilbur Cross 3:45 p.m.

Girls Cross Country away at West Beach Invitational, 4 p.m.

Field Hockey vs Sheehan at Amity 3:45 p.m.

Girls Soccer vs Mercy at Amity 3:45 p.m.

Girls Swimming and Diving away at Sheehan 4 p.m.

Girls Volleyball away at Daniel Hand 5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 11

Football away at Seymour 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 12

Boys Soccer away at Branford 3:30 p.m.

Field Hockey vs Lyman Hall at Amity 3:45 p.m.

Girls Soccer vs North Haven at Amity 3:45 p.m.

Girls Swimming and Diving vs Lyman Hall at Sheehan Pool 4 p.m.

Girls Volleyball vs Branford at Amity 5:15 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 13 

Boys Cross Country, Wilton Invitational at Wilton High School 9 a.m.

Aug 302014

Amity Sports graphic.jpgThe pre-season Amity High School scrimmage games continue this week both away and at home.

Following is the schedule for Sept. 2 – Sept. 6

Varsity Boys Soccer away at Hopkins Tuesday, Sept. 2, 4 p.m.

Varsity Girls Soccer vs Guilford at Amity, Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 3:45 p.m.

Varsity Girls Soccer vs Bunnell at Amity, Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 3:45 p.m.

Varsity Girls Volleyball away at Foran, Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 5 p.m.

Varsity Football away at Oxford, Thursday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m.

Varsity Boys Soccer vs Brien McMahon at Amity, Thursday, Sept. 4 at 3:45 p.m.

Varsity Girls Volleyball vs Newtown at Amity, Friday, Sept. 5 at 4 p.m.

Varsity Boys Soccer (Amity Jamboree) at Amity, Saturday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m.

Varsity Field Hockey vs Masuk at Amity, Saturday, Sept. 6 at 10:30 a.m.

Oct 152013

File photo of the Lady Spartans and their goalie Tess Martin

File photo of the Lady Spartans and their goalie Lauren Kelly.

On Monday, Oct. 14, the North Branford Thunderbirds hosted the Amity Lady Spartans in a non-conference Field Hockey game. 

Melissa Martin put the Thunderbirds on the board with a goal at 16:24 in the first half.

The North Branford Team scored again in the second half with Cassidy Norton, assisted by Sabrina LeMere at 15:14.

The Thunderbirds outshot the Lady Spartans 21-3.

Amity goal keeper Lauren Kelly made 19 saves for the Spartans: Megan Augur made 3 saves for North Branford.

Records—Amity 6-4-1; North Branford 9-3

Sep 132013

The Lady Spartans defeated Hamden at Amity on Sept. 12.

I do not have a roster for the Field Hockey team, nor details of the game.

Here are some photos:



Sep 032013

File photo of Steven Butler making his first career touchdown

File photo of Steven Butler making his first career touchdown

Get a preview of this year’s Amity Varsity sports teams.

The following scrimmage games are scheduled for this week.

Girls Volleyball Trumbull vs Amity, 3:45 p.m. at Amity Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Girls Soccer vs Bunnell, 6 p.m. at Bunnell Turf Field, Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Boys Soccer vs Brian McMahon, 4 p.m. at McMahon, Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Field Hockey, Trumbull vs Amity at Trumbull,  Indian Ledge, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 4:00 p.m.

Football, Amity vs Oxford at Oxford Wolverine Field, Friday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m.

Boys Soccer, Amity Jamboree at Amity Field 3, Saturday, Sept. 7 at 10 a.m.

Field Hockey, New Fairfield HS Jamboree, at New Fairfield, Saturday, Sept. 7 at 9:30 a.m.

Girls Soccer, Amity vs St. Joseph, at St. Joseph High School, Saturday, Sept. 7 at 10:30 a.m.

Aug 312013

girls volleyballCIAC schedule updates for Amity High School Varsity Sports:

Field Hockey

Field Hockey, Trumbull vs Amity at Trumbull, changed from McDougall Stadium to Indian Ledge, from Sept. 7 to Sept. 3 and changed from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Amity Field Hockey team has an added event on Sept. 7 at 9:30 a.m. the Jamboree Scrimmage at New Fairfield High School.

Field Hockey Cheshire vs Amity, at Amity, Sept. 27, changed from 3:45 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Field Hockey Sheehan vs Amity, at Sheehan, Oct. 1, changed from 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Field Hockey Branford vs Amity, at Amity, Oct. 11, changed from 3:45 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Swimming and Diving

Amity Girls Swimming and Diving, Cheshire vs Amity, Oct. 22, changed from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. and changed from Cheshire Community Pool to Hamden Hall.


Girls Volleyball Trumbull vs Amity, 3:45 p.m. at Amity changed from Aug. 30 to Sept. 3.

Girls Volleyball, Guilford vs Amity at Amity, changed from Oct. 14 to Oct. 15, and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Girls Volleyball, Amity vs North Haven, Oct. 23, in North Haven in the Fred Kelly Gymnasium, changed from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Aug 232013

622183-soccer-ball-on-grassThe 2013-14 school year has not yet begun, but the the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) already is adjusting the schedule for fall sports.

The following changes have been made to the field hockey and boys soccer games.


The Sept. 10 home Field Hockey game between Amity and Mercy has been changed from 3:45 to 4 p.m.

The Sept. 12 home Field Hockey game between Hamden and Amity also has been changed from 3:45 to 4 p.m.


The Oct. 8 Field Hockey game between Mercy and Amity V Field Hockey game at Mercy has been changed from 3:45 to 4:15 p.m.

The Oct. 15 Boys Soccer game at Lyman Hall has been changed from 3:45 to 6:30 p.m. and from Lyman Hall Field #1 to Lyman Hall Fitzgerald Field

On Oct. 21, the home Field Hockey game between North Haven and Amity will take place at 4 p.m. instead of 3:45 p.m.

The Oct. 18 home Field Hockey game against Lyman Hall has been changed from 3:45 to 4 p.m.

Oct 232012


Orange Live Sports Writer

Sam Testa scored the only goal of the first half but Mercy countered with Mary Niedhardt matching that in the second half and the Amity field hockey team had to settle for a 1-1 Southern Connecticut Conference deadlock Monday afternoon in Woodbridge.

Following the deadlock, Amity Coach Sara Hale said, “It was Senior Day and we played well, but I think we were really excited and our nerves were at their peak. It took us a while to settle down. We scored first, but I knew one goal wasn’t going to be enough. After Mercy (now 4-7-1) scored to tie the score, we had trouble capitalizing on the scoring opportunities we did have. My girls work hard but just couldn’t finish. We were disappointed that the match ended in a tie. This was a match we were looking to win and help us qualify for the state tournament.”

Hale was delighted with the play of defender Morgan Howard.

“She played really well on defense and did a great job on free hits. With Morgan’s free hits, we were able to move the ball up field very quickly,” Hale said.

Amity goalie Hannah Bercovici recorded three saves against the Tigers.

Last week, the Lady Spartans were blanked 4-0 by Fairfield Warde.

According to Hale, “They are strong both offensively and defensively and are very quick making the transition from offense to defense. We never got anything going at either end of the field against Warde. Every time we made a move offensively, they had two or three defenders behind us and we couldn’t get by them.”

The Black and Gold stickers visit Hand tonight at 7 and then host North Haven tomorrow at 3:45 pm. A victory in either of these SCC contests should look up a state tourney bid for the Lady Spartans.

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.