Jan 212015

IMG_1516Amity hosted Lyman Hall Tuesday Jan. 20 in Woodbridge.

The Lady Spartans has not had the best season so far with a 5-5 record leading up to last night’s game, and senior captain Janaya Young is still on the injured list.

Going up against Lyman Hall with a 5-4 record prior to the game, Amity really needed a win.

The game’s top scoring player was Amity’s junior Molly Dragan (#23) with 20 points, followed by Elise Graham (#24) with 14 points.

Dragan and Kaitlin Thomas each made one 3-point goal. Graham had 10 rebounds and 4 steals and Dragan had 7 assists.

Lyman’s Senior Emma Sears (#4) scored 17 points and Sophomore Sabrina Smith (#20) contributed 14. At 5’5″ junior Alyssa McCann (#1) was a force to be reckoned with, she only scored 2 points, but she was fast and easily sneaked in to block shots and kept things interesting.

Sears made a 3 point goal and Smith made two for the Trojans.

Quarter by quarter

The Lady Spartans took a quick jump on the Trojans, ending the first quarter 12-10.

In the second quarter Amity piled on 14 points to Lyman’s 6, keeping a sizable 26-16 lead going into the half.

Amity stayed strong in the third quarter adding 16 points to Lyman’s 10 and went into the final quarter with a comfortable 42-26 lead.

The Trojans fought back in the fourth quarter racking up 19 points to Amity’s 12, still it wasn’t enough to overtake the Lady Spartans.

Amity wins 54-45.

Records: Amity 6-5, Lyman 5-5

Jan 142015

IMG_0248Before they even stepped onto the court Wednesday night, the Lady Spartans knew they were in for a battle of biblical proportions as they faced the number one team in their division — Mercy: a team that averages 70 or more points per game, and … shows no “mercy” for their opponents.

The Tigers wasted no time in proving their dominance, by the end of the first quarter they held a formidable 25-11 lead over the Lady Spartans.

Mercy kept going in the second quarter adding 16 points to Amity’s 10 and going into the half with a 41-21 lead.

The Lady Spartans had a strong third quarter racking up 17 points to Mercy’s 14, but still not enough to get ahead of the Tigers. Third quarter score 55-38 —Mercy.

What happened in the final quarter was just sinful, Mercy holding Amity down to 3 final points while they piled on an additional 21 for themselves.

In true Mercy High School fashion, the final score was 76-41.

The Tigers’ 5’11” Senior Maura Fitzpatrick was the leading scorer with 26 points (three 3-point goals) followed by 5’7″ junior Destine Perry with 18 points (two 3-point goals).

Molly Dragan led the Lady Spartans with 15 points (two 3-point goals), followed by Elise Graham with 12 points

Next up for Amity (4-6): Lyman Hall (3-5) at Woodbridge, Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m.

Jan 132015

Elise Graham (24) in action.

Elise Graham (24) in action.

After four consecutive losses, the Lady Spartans Basketball team was back on top of its game with a real nail biter during the Coaches vs Cancer matchup against Shelton on Friday, Jan. 9.

Amity’s Elise Graham, a junior, was the game’s top scoring player with 17 points, followed by Molly Dragan with 14 points.

Colleen Flood scored 11 points for the Gaels and Casey O’Connor contributed 10 points to the game.

The first quarter was tight with Amity ahead by a one point margin 11-10.

Amity added 15 points in the second quarter, while keeping Shelton from scoring. They went into the half with a huge lead 26-10.

Refusing to be embarrassed, the Gaels piled on 16 points in the third quarter, but Amity stayed strong with 15 more points, ending the quarter at 41-26 Amity.

Both teams battled it out through the final quarter with each one racking up 16 more points.

With a 57-42 victory, the Lady Spartans seemed ready for the challenge of going up against Cheshire (which also had 4 losses this season) on Monday.

Cheshire defeated Amity 54-43.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 14, Amity faces the undefeated Mercy team in Woodbridge at 7 p.m.

Dec 192014

 BasketballThe Lady Spartans Basketball Team is off to a great start this season. Already 2 for 2 with big point spreads.

On Friday, Dec. 12, Amity crushed West Haven 36-13 and on Wednesday, Dec. 17, the ladies bounced Wilbur Cross out 56-23.

Tonight they take on Hamden at Amity at 7 p.m.

Going in, we knew that the experience of Elise Graham would be a force to be reckoned with, but she is by no means a one-woman show on the court.

Surprisingly, Amity has a very good team this year in spite of losing a lot of “star” players to graduation in June including Allison Denny, Chloe Brinton, Molly Ronan, Mikaila Schmitt, Janae Graham, Amanda Vecchio and Kathleen Feng.

Stay on the lookout for great things from Graham, Kaitlin Thomas, Kate Helfenbein, Sarah Kilian and Molly Dragan, all of whom have shown their skills in the first two games.

Jan 202014

Yes, she made it!

Yes, she made it!

Friday’s nail biter between the Lady Spartans and the Trojans was a real battle to the bitter end at Amity’s SCC Housatonic Division 35-33 win in Woodbridge.

Amity improved its record to (11-1) vs Lyman Hall (10-2) in this amazing show of endurance and determination on both sides.

Amity’s Elise Graham was the high-scoring player with 18 points and seven rebounds and Chloe Brinton added 11 points and seven rebounds. Mikaila Schmitt had 1 point and made seven rebounds for the Spartans.  Isabella Bierezowiec and Rachel Nevolis both made 2 points, and Ashley Wu added 1 point.

Nicole Mierzejewski led the Trojans with 13 points;Taylor Mierzejewski added 8 points;  Krista Petersen, 4; Naomi Rascati and Hayley Hergott each contributed 3 points and Kimberlyn Petit with 2.

Lyman Hall had four 3-point goals by Mierzejewski, Hergott, Mierzejewski, and Petersen.

Amity            6  9  9  11 – 35
Lyman Hall  9  8  7   9 – 33



Jan 102014

The Amity Lady Spartans and Crew.

The Amity Lady Spartans and Crew.

The Amity Girls Basketball Team is off to a great start! They are 8-1 and facing Cheshire tonight at Cheshire at 7:00 which should be a great game.

Tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 11, these fine athletes are hosting their annual Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast at 526 Boston Post Road to support the team.

Enjoy a short stack for a tall cause.  Bring the family and enjoy a great breakfast served by the Lady Spartans from 8-10 a.m. Cost is $7 per person or 2/$10.

All the girls participate in greeting, serving and cleaning up for the customers on this Saturday event.

Dec 312013

file photo from Dec. 19 game

file photo from Dec. 19 game

The Amity Girls Varsity Basketball team got a quick lead on Sheehan on Monday and never let go.

Mikaila Schmidt had an excellent game with 16 points, 10 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 steals for the Lady Spartans in this 62-45 SCC Housatonic victory in Woodbridge.

Amity’s Chloe Brinton added 16 points; Elise Graham, 10; Molly Ronan, 9; Kathleen Feng, 7, Janaya Young, 2; and Janae Graham, 2.

Brinton and Feng both made 3-point goals.

Sheehan’s accomplishments:

Joelle Mark Anthony had the game-high score of 28 points for Sheehan.

Olivia Collette added 8 points; Katie Read, 2 points; Julia Franzik, 4; Missy Perzonowski, 2, and Kaitlin Lagase, 1.

Screen shot 2013-12-31 at 12.48.08 AMCollette had two 3-point goals and Franzik had 1.


Amity 6-1 (1-0 SCC Housatonic); Sheehan 4-2 (0-1)

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

submitted photo


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.


Jan 312013

Amity vs Westies game

Sponsored by Pat Cardozo of Coldwell Banker

The Lady Spartans Basketball team knew it was in for a battle when they stepped onto the home court Wednesday, Jan. 30 against Jayva Johnson and the West Haven team.

Johnson was the one to beat as she scored 19 points in the first half and was unstoppable with free throws, rebounds and hitting 9 shots from the field: in the end scoring more than half of the Westies’ points by the end of the game.

The first quarter score was 20-12 and the Westies didn’t slow down in spite of Amity’s valiant efforts and led in the second quarter 37-26.

The third quarter ended at 48-41 and then the Westies commanded the remainder of the game with 7 out of 12 free throws in the fourth

Johnson scored 36 points in the  60-54 victory over Amity she also had 3 assists. Teammate Borer made 11 points and Hoyt has 8 points and 4 assists.

Amity’s notable players were Mikaila Schmitt with 19 points; Chloe Brinton at 16, with  a pair of 3-pointers; and Janae Graham with 9 points.

Amity coach Michelle Martinik said, “West Haven really came out tonight, Jayva’s a great player, she really took it to us. We weren’t ready. We didn’t reach our intensity until the second half, but when you get down by 17 there’s not much you can do against a good team to come back.

“We put in a good effort at the end, but we had a lot to work on to get ready for the last part of our season,” she said. “Kathleen Feng, Bella Bierezowiec and Ashley Wu put in some good minutes tonight just trying to put down Jayva and stop her. They did a great job, but we really need to come together as a team for the last push of the season.”

Records: Westies 7-9; Amity 10-5.