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At The Block A Dinner, “It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again”

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Jun 112018
 

As Yogi Berra once said, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” At least that’s what it felt like for me. I don’t know if anyone else realized it, but it immediately struck me when the Athlete of the Year winners were announced at the Block A dinner at Race Brook Country Club in Orange.

Two years ago, at the annual Sports Dinner, Chris Winkel and Katie Koshes were crowned Amity’s Athletes of the Year.

Go forward to Sunday, June 10, Patrick Winkel and Nicole Koshes were named the 2018 Athletes of the Year.

So, there we go again. Two amazing Orange athletes with highly recognizable last names earning the top honor. This is quite a tribute to their parents, as this particular award is not only for the athlete’s playing ability but for the way they conduct themselves on and off the field.

Congratulations Pat and Nicole, you both deserve this honor. Thank you for all you did for Amity over the years, all the best in College and in all your future endeavors.

Softball: Lady Spartans Battle But Come Up Short After Great Season

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Jun 122016
 

Katie Koshes on the mound.

Katie Koshes on the mound.

The Lady Spartans had an excellent (21-6) season, and once again, made it all the way to the Class LL State Championship game. This year, they had to face off against their SCC Rivals, the Cheshire Rams whom they’ve not been able to defeat in 2016.

The weather was better for the girls at 4 p.m. than for the boys, who had to play their first inning in the rain, then wait out a 2.5 hour rain delay in Middletown.

Our hometown girl, Katie Koshes, who honed her pitching skills in the Orange Little League and up, did a great job from the mound, striking out seven, walking four and allowing only six hits in 5.2 innings.

Morgan Perry relieved her at the end of the game.

The game was scoreless through the top of the fourth, then the Cheshire Rams got their ah-ha moment with four runs.

The final run came in the seventh inning, and Cheshire retained its perfect 27-0 season and clinched the state title, 5-0.

Our girls softball team has nothing to be ashamed of. They played some great ball this season, always kept their heads held high, demonstrated good sportsmanship and did everything together as a team — “There is no ‘I’ in TEAM.”

Thank You ladies for a great season.