Apr 092015

Katie Koshes shows her winning form.

Katie Koshes shows her winning form.

The Amity Lady Spartans Softball team took on the West Haven Blue Devils for the SCC interdivision season opener in Woodbridge on Wednesday, April 8.

Katie Koshes is back on the mound this year, and proving she still has the chops.

Notable Players

Amity: Cassidy Kirby, Dani Nordyk, Amanda Rieser and Katie Koshes each had RBIs, Jenna Thomas had a triple.

West Haven: Marisa Pacapelli had two hits and Jolie Morrell doubled.

With a chilly drizzle falling on them, Amity won 4-0.

Records: Amity 1-0; West Haven 0-1.

Oct 222014

IMG_8344On Monday, Oct. 20, the Lady Spartans Field Hockey Team showed the visiting North Haven Indians how it’s done in Woodbridge.

In the first half Cassie Bishop got one past North Haven goalie Rylee Bathrick on an assist from Lauren Duhl.

The second half saw a lot of Amity action with Marissa Mizzone scoring on an assist from Duhl; then Gabby Torrenti had two goals (one on a Duhl assist). Ending the game at 4-0 Amity.

Rylee Bathrick made 4 saves for the Indians; Ashley Powers made 1 save for the Lady Spartans. 

Records — Amity 5-9-1; North Haven 0-11-1


Sep 302014

IMG_8308The Lady Spartans Field Hockey Team tied the Sheehan Titans at Wallingford on Monday, Sept. 29.

Amity was first to get on the scoreboard in the first half with Alayna Dellatorre, assisted by Casey Bishop getting the ball past goalie Carly Femniac at 20:43; Sheehan’s Emily Budds, assisted by Brittany Vansteenburg scored for the Titans at 8:08.

With the score tied at 1-1, both teams were determined to win in the second half. Again, Amity was first to score, this time with Kaitlin Thomas making an unassisted goal at 24:58; Sheehan’s Eileen Hinman, assisted by Emily Budds tied the game at 7:42.

Amity 2, Sheehan 2

Amity outshot Sheehan 7-5.

Amity Goalie Ashley Powers made 5 saves;  Carly Femniak made 6 saves for Sheehan.

Team records—Amity 2-4-1; Sheehan 3-3-2

Apr 132014

girls tennisThe Lady Spartans continued its winning streak (if you can call 3 consecutive victories a streak) when they went up against Glastonbury in Woodbridge on Saturday, April 12. Final score 4-3.


Katherine Denucci (G) def. Daphne Kreiger (A) 6-4, 6-3

Alex Denucci (G) def. Claire Foster (A) 6-0,6-1

Victoria Li (A) def. Olivia Natale (G) 6-2, 6-0

Nicole Gerardin (G) def. Jamie Thimineur (A) 6-4, 6-4.


Rebecca Bullers and Rachel Einbinder (A) def. Greta Hartman and KIm Lao (G) 7-5, 6-7, 7-5

Beki Lettick and Jamie Hashem (A) def. Bridget O’Neil and Bryanna Paskowitz (G) 6-2, 6-1

Alex Petrucci and Julia Forbes (A) Giana Dinatale and Kristen Waddington (G) 6-1, 6-3.

Records: Amity 3-0; Glastonbury 1-1

Mar 102014

The girls after their March 4th win at Amity.

The girls after their March 4th win at Amity.

The Amity Lady Spartans played their hearts out all season long and tonight’s game is just another step toward the big championship game at Mohegan Sun.

The girls will play in one of the Windsors tonight (South? East?)

Orange Live will not be there, but we wish them the very best. Just keep playing the way you do and you can win this!

Go Spartans!

Feb 252014

The Amity Lady Spartans and Crew.

The Amity Lady Spartans and Crew.

The Amity community loves the Amity Girls Varsity Basketball Team.

We appreciate the Lady Spartan’s good sportsmanship, team play, and amazing moves.
We celebrate with them when they win, and share their pain when things don’t go so well.
The girls gave us a memorable regular season, and last night, in East Haven, they went up against the #2 SCC team — Career. They gave it their all until the final buzzer.
Mikaila Schmitt was the high scorer with 19 points; Elise Graham made 17 points; followed by Janae Graham with 9; Chloe Brinton 6; then Molly Ronan and Amanda Vecchio each adding 2 points.
They lost a hard fought battle 65-55.
Parent Derek Graham, who has not missed seeing his two daughters play yet this season, said, “We played a very good Career team which will prepare us for the State Tournament coming up next Monday.”
The Lady Spartans may not have won the division title, but the State is still available.


Feb 142014

The Amity Lady Spartans and Crew.

The Amity Lady Spartans and Crew.

The Amity girls basketball team has an impressive 17-2 record, and they have their senior night against Sacred Heart on Friday.

They’re led by 9 seniors. (Mikaila Schmitt, Chloe Brinton, Amanda Vecchio, Isabella Bierezowiec, Janae Graham, Rachel Nevollis, Molly Ronan, Kathleen Feng, and Ashley Wu)

Come on out to Amity Feb. 14 at 6:45 p.m. to see these amazing young women do what they do best. And thank the seniors for their contributions.

Feb 122014

 BasketballThe Lady Spartans Basketball Team stepped onto the court in Wallingford with the same drive and spirit as they have all season long. This was a big game, going against Lyman Hall, whom they had defeated 37-35 in their last matchup, for the SCC Housatonic Division title.

Coming off a 16 game winning streak, the girls never took anything for granted. They fought for every point and demonstrated that great Amity “there is no I in TEAM” way of competing that their fans have grown to appreciate all year.

In the third quarter, Senior Chloe Brinton hit her milestone 1,000th point for the Spartans. She led her team with 13 points in this game.

Mikaila Schmitt scored 9 points, followed by the Graham sisters (Janae and Elise) and Amanda Vecchio each with 8 points.

Records: Amity 17-2; 7-1 division — Lyman 16-3; 7-1 division

So, which one of these teams made it into the top 10? Although Amity’s season record is better, both teams are tied for the division. We all will have to wait to find out.

Snow has postponed the celebrated Senior Night from Thursday night to Friday night at 7 p.m. Come on out on Valentine’s Day and show them some Love.

Feb 092014

girls trackThe Amity Lady Spartans Indoor Track team placed sixth in the Class LL State Championships Saturday in New Haven.

Below, Amity’s athletes are highlighted in Bold Print. Most notably, Zoie Reed came in second in the 55 Meter Dash, just 5 seconds behind the winner.

Reed took first place in the long jump with a distance of 17-06.25. Allison Denny took second place in the shot put with a distance of 36-01.50.

Team Scores

1) Staples 63; 2) Simsbury 55; 3) Glastonbury 49; 4) New Milford 30; 4) Norwich Free Academy 30; 6) Amity 28; 7) Ridgefield 27; 8) Brien McMahon 26; 9) Danbury 20; 9) Westhill 20; 11) Cheshire 18; 12) Fairfield Ludlowe 17; 13) Shelton 13; 14) Newtown 12; 14) Trumbull 12; 16) Greenwich 11; 16) Norwalk 11; 18) Conard 8; 19) East Hartford 6; 20) Stamford 5; 21) Hamden 3; 22) Hartford Public 1

Individual events

55 Meter Dash Finals: 1. Sarah Boyd, Brien McMaho, 7.43; 2. Zoie Reed, Amity, 7.48; 3. Niema Riley, Danbury, 7.49; 4. Tamia Taylor, Norwalk, 7.51; 5. Dana Bramble, East Hartfor, 7.57; 6. Marisa Janeczek, Glastonbury, 7.61.

300 Meter Dash: 1. Stefanie McArdle, Glastonbury, 42.03; 2. Mia Lynne Park, Norwich Free, 42.11; 3. Emma Koether, Fairfield Ludlowe, 42.45; 4. Katie Foley, Trumbull, 42.71; 5. Rachel Hurst, Fairfield Ludlowe, 43.41; 6. Desiree Upchurch, Hamden, 43.51.

600 Meter Run: 1. Tyler Scanlin, Staples, 1:36.24; 2. Katie Foley, Trumbull, 1:36.28; 3. Claire Turner, Norwalk, 1:38.43; 4. Meghan Dietter, New Milford, 1:38.92; 5. Olivia Bourquin, Conard, 1:40.77; 6. Stefanie McArdle, Glastonbury, 1:41.52.

1000 Meter Run: 1. Laura Hergenrother, Ridgefield, 2:58.99; 2. Erica Hefnawy, Staples, 3:04.37; 3. Kaitlyn Hebert, Glastonbury, 3:05.95; 4.
Sierra Grazia, New Milford, 3:09.35; 5. Hannah Tower, New Milford, 3:09.36; 6. Ericka Randazzo, Westhill, 3:11.90.

1600 Meter Run: 1. Claire Howlett, Westhill, 4:55.36#; 2. Hannah DeBalsi, Staples, 4:56.08#; 3. Sarah Mattison, Simsbury, 5:13.92; 4. Laura Hergenrother, Ridgefield, 5:17.31; 5. Gwendolyn Geisler, Conard, 5:17.59; 6. Emily Criscuolo, Amity, 5:21.17.

3200 Meter Run: 1. Hannah DeBalsi, Staples, 10:19.26#; 2. Claire Howlett, Westhill, 10:32.28#; 3. Sarah Mattison, Simsbury, 10:56.82; 4. Elizabeth
Lagoy, Conard, 11:10.39; 5. Kaitlyn Hebert, Glastonbury, 11:36.83; 6. Allison McArdle, Glastonbury, 11:42.32.

55 Meter Hurdles: 1. Sarah Boyd, Brien McMaho, 8.51; 2. Stefanie Mueller, Simsbury, 8.80; 3. Alex Wykoff, Fairfield Ludlowe, 8.86; 4. Vickie
Milledge, Simsbury, 8.95; 5. Marlee Peterson, Shelton, 9.01; 6. Tamia Taylor, Norwalk, J9.01.

4×200 Meter Relay: 1. Danbury (Jay’Yona Torres, Najmah James, Bridget Chiaravalle, Niema Riley), 1:47.83; 2. Glastonbury (Sydney Gallo, Mara
Cosentino, Sara DiCenso, Cacie Rosario), 1:48.33; 3. Cheshire (Janaia Skibitky, Kristin Cabrera, Kimberly Grove, Alexandra Pelletier), 1:48.94;
4. Norwich Free Academy (Margaret Lewark, Camille McKenzie, Mia Lynne Park, Lauren Knerr), 1:50.38; 5. Hamden (Brittany Kidd, Desiree Upchurch, Antonia Newman, Taylor Mayes), 1:50.46; 6. Fairfield Ludlowe (Rachel Hurst, Alison Gorab, Ali Johnson, Emma Koether), 1:50.65.

4×400 Meter Relay: 1. New Milford (Hannah Tower, Helen Bayers, Sierra Grazia, Meghan Dietter), 4:06.26; 2. Glastonbury (Stefanie McArdle, Sara
DiCenso, Kristen Arborio, Cacie Rosario), 4:07.02; 3. Norwich Free Academy Charlotte Van SamBeck, Camille McKenzie, Mia Lynne Park, Nicole Coughlin), 4:10.14; 4. Staples (Olivia Wiener, Brynly Marsh, Erica Hefnawy, Tyler Scanlin), 4:11.22; 5. Greenwich (Erica Hvolbeck, Caroline Frey, Jenny
Goggin, Anna Black), 4:12.31; 6. Simsbury (Caroline Smith, Maria Torres, Sarah Soja, Stefanie Mueller), 4:15.11.

4×800 Meter Relay: 1. New Milford (Hannah Tower, Sierra Grazia, Saige Grazia, Helen Bayers), 9:41.72; 2. Simsbury (Caroline Smith, Abigail
Hotaling, Sarah Soja, Sarah Mattison), 9:44.69; 3. Glastonbury (Allison McArdle, Kathryn Hastings, Kaitlyn Hebert, Kristen Arborio), 9:45.23; 4.
Ridgefield (Hannah Mercorella, Kelsey Bordash, Haley Greene, Hannah Fleming), 10:05.78; 5. Greenwich (Mia Bonanno, Daryl Kennedy, Jenny Goggin, Amy Wyle), 10:09.86; 6. Amity (Grace Leyden, Melissa Taggart, Isabella Ferraro, Lisa Gorham), 10:15.78.

1600 Sprint Medley: 1. Staples (Sarah Neckritz, Kathryn Lieder, Olivia Wiener, Tyler Scanlin), 4:20.31; 2. Simsbury (Vickie Milledge, Julia Dowd,
Maria Torres, Caroline Smith), 4:21.52; 3. Glastonbury (Sara DiCenso, Mara Cosentino, Cacie Rosario, Kristen Arborio), 4:21.97; 4. Danbury (Jay’Yona
Torres, Niema Riley, Bridget Chiaravalle, Sarah Krate), 4:22.40; 5. Norwich Free Academy (Margaret Lewark, Lauren Knerr, Camille McKenzie, Charlotte
Van SamBeck), 4:25.36; 6. Greenwich (Emma Slagle, Anna Giannuzzi, Anna Black, Jenny Goggin), 4:26.35.

High Jump: 1. Stefanie Mueller, Simsbury, 5-00; 2. Bridget van Dorsten, Staples, J5-00; 3. Jessica Stietzel, Stamford, 4-10; 3. Reece Schachne,
Staples, 4-10; 5. Emily O’Keefe, Fairfield Ludlowe, J4-10; 6. Sofie Sogaard, Ridgefield, 4-08.

Pole Vault: 1. Jenna Calandro, Newtown, 11-07#; 2. Rachel Moroknek, Ridgefield, 10-06; 3. Selina Sampieri, Cheshire, 10-00; 4. Riley Brayton,
Simsbury, J10-00; 5. Gabrielle Wise, Norwich Free, 9-06; 6. Laurel Bailey, Shelton, J9-06.

Long Jump: 1. Zoie Reed, Amity, 17-06.25; 2. Taylor Driggers, Norwich Free, 17-03; 3. Sarah Boyd, Brien McMaho, 16-08.75; 4. Dana Bramble, East
Hartfor, 16-05.75; 5. Janaia Skibitky, Cheshire, 16-05; 6. Teyana Whyte, Hartford Pub, 16-01.

Shot Put: 1. Samantha Bailey, Shelton, 37-07; 2. Allison Denny, Amity, 36-01.50; 3. Sarah Cicchetti, Greenwich, 34-02.50; 4. Patricia Larson,
Cheshire, 33-11; 5. Amy Anyoha, Newtown, 33-05; 6. Danielle Leffand, Westhill, 31-02.

Jan 122014

DSC_0023Amity’s Chloe Brinton and Cheshire’s Missy Bailey tied for highest point makers in SCC Housatonic Division Game in Cheshire.

The Lady Spartans won its 9th consecutive game of the season on Friday taking the lead in the first quarter  with Elsie Graham scoring 6 six points and Mikaila Schmitt with 5. The first quarter ended 15-12 – Amity.

Amity came out strong in the second with Cheshire’s Emily Inzero making a 3-point goal and Jill Howard with two free throws  and Kya O’Donnell scoring 10 points, helping boost the Rams to within two points of the Lady Spartans 33-31.

The third quarter saw Chloe Brinton score 8 of her 18 game points for Amity, which included a 3-point goal and three foul shots. Third period score 48-33.

Cheshire really rallied in the final quarter coming within a 3 point deficit 50-47 with 6:23 left in the game with a lot of help from Ciara Haensel. Unfortunately, with just 1:49 remaining,  Bailey suffered a ankle sprain on a driving layup. Amity kept on it’s excellent team play and was victorious 60-54.


Chole Brinton 5 6-8 18,  Isabella Bierezowiec 2 4-6 8,  Elsie Graham 3 5-8 11, Janae Graham 2 2-5 6, Molly Ronan 4 0-0 8, Mikaila Schmitt 3 2-2 9.


Missy Bailey 5 8-11 18, Sara Como 2 0-0 5, Lily Dolyak 1 1-2 3, Ciara Haensel 2 3-4 7, Jill Howard 2 0-2 4, Emily Inzero 1 0-0 3, Bry McIntosh 1 0-0 2, Kya O’Donnell 5 2-4 12. Totals: 19 14-24 54.

3-Point Goals—Amity: Brinton 2, Schmitt 1; Cheshire: Como 1, Inzero 1.

Amity made 19 of 28 free throws: Cheshire made 14 of 24.

Amity        15  18  15  12  —  60

Cheshire   12  19  12  11   —  54


Team Records—Amity: 9-1, 3-0; Cheshire: 7-3, 2-2.

Photos courtesy of  Felicia Schmitt