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Baseball: Amity Celebrates Its Third Consecutive SCC Championship Win

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May 272017
 

The Amity Spartans Baseball team faced off with Fairfield Prep for the SCC Championship game at West Haven High School today.

In the first inning, Prep had two runs with one out and it was looking good for them. Then Teddy Hague (#7) hit the ball and brought in Amity’s first run followed by a two-run single by Max Scheps (#21), which gave Amity the 3-2 lead.

No one scored in the second inning but then, Amity exploded in the third inning. With the bases loaded, Jack Nolan (#22) brought Andy Hague in with a walk. Teddy Hague came in on Max Scheps walk and Rohan Patel (#18) hit a two-run single.

Adam Hurwitz (#2) hit a one-run double. With the bases loaded, Andy Hague (#1) hit a two-run double. This 7-run inning gave the Spartans an uncatchable 10-2 lead.

In the fourth inning, Prep’s #12 hit a home run, 10-3 (Amity)

Then it was Amity’s turn, Scheps hit a one-run double.

In the final inning, Prep had a one-run triple, and that was all she wrote. Amity won the 2017 SCC Championship 11-5.

Three In A Row

Amity has won four SCC Championship titles in the past 6 years. Today, they won their third consecutive title. (second time against Fairfield Prep).

2017 vs Fairfield Prep 11-5

2016 vs Notre Dame, West Haven  17-0

2015  vs Fairfield Prep  14-6

2012 vs Shelton 2-1

In Addition, Max Scheps was awarded the 2017 SCC Baseball Player of the Year and Patrick Winkel was named the “Ed Marocco” Most Outstanding Player for the Tournament.

Congratulations to the Spartans, Max and Pat. Now on to the state tournament, which begins on Tuesday. Be at Amity at 4 p.m. to cheer them on.

Fatal Accident Closes Part Of Wilbur Cross In Orange

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May 272017
 

Route 15 Southbound between Route 34 and Grassy Hill Road is shut down while accident reconstructionists investigate a fatal rollover accident.

The incident occurred just before 5 p.m. when a car driven by a middle aged man rolled over and went over the guardrail. He was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene according to one driver.

An Orange Live reader sent us a photo of the car from which the deceased was thrown, but we will not publish it out of respect for the family, which may not yet have been notified.

This is the second accident in Orange today, and the holiday weekend has just begun. Please, everyone, wear your seatbelts, slow down and pay attention to the road when you are driving.

Golf Fundraiser To Benefit Amity Boys Hockey Team

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May 262017
 

The Amity Boys Hockey Team is hosting a shotgun-start fundraising golf tournament at Orange Hills Country Club, 389 Racebrook Road, on Friday, June 9, at 8 a.m. 

If you are interested in playing, please e-mail timhughes@optonline.net 

PLAY BALL! CIAC First Round Games At Amity

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May 262017
 

The Spartans Baseball and Lady Spartans Softball teams both will be playing their CIAC First Round games at Amity High School at 4 p.m.
The Spartans will take on NFA/Stamford and the Lady Spartans will be up against Fairfield Ludlowe.
Best of luck to both of these fine teams. Play ball like we know you can! Go Amity!

Boy Scouts May Join Any Troop They Choose

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May 262017
 

If your son is a Webelo Scout or Boy Scout and looking for a Troop to join, he does not have to stay in his hometown but may join any troop that best fits him. The right troop is the key to success for any scout.

Many Orange scouts go on to a popular troop in Milford, but there are other options as well.

Troop 907, Woodbridge invites 5th and 6th-grade boys to join its Boy Scout troop.

For more information, contact Eileen Rickel at 203-258-5891 or come check it out at the First Church of Christ in the center of town at 7 p.m. Thursday evenings.

Breakfast With The Birds … Sorting Out Bird Songs At Turkey Hill Preserve

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May 262017
 

The Orange area is blessed with many wonderful Open Spaces. Orange Conservation Commission will host a bird walk with Frank Gallo, an expert birder and former Senior Naturalist with the Connecticut Audubon Society, on Saturday, June 17 starting at 8 a.m.

He has handpicked Turkey Hill Preserve to explore birding opportunities due to its unique ecological characteristics. Frank will guide walkers to see a variety of species of seasonal birds.

Discover the basics of birding by identifying birds by their various sounds using a variety of sound resources. Gallo will teach you tips, tricks, and even pitfalls in identifying birds by sound. Is that an oriole or a tanager singing? Come find out, as we delve into the secrets to birding by ear. To

To register make out a check for $20 to “Town of Orange” and send to Orange Parks Department, c/o Sharon Ewen, 617 Orange Center Road,  Orange, CT 06477.

In the event of rain is predicted, the walk will be canceled and will be held the following day, Sunday, June 18.

Cancellation notification will be posted on the Conservation website and Facebook

Equipment: Binoculars and sturdy walking shoes.

Meeting place: Parking lot Turkey Hill Preserve. GPS address: 700 Derby Milford Road, Orange.

For more information, e-mail Sharon Ewen at sme71@yahoo.com

UPDATE: SCC Championship Game On Saturday

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May 252017
 

The relentless rainfall has postponed the SCC Championship Game that was scheduled for this evening.

Amity will face Fairfield Prep on Saturday, May 27 at Piurek Field at West Haven High School at 2 p.m.

Come on out and cheer on your Spartans and don’t forget the bug spray!!!!

 

 

Baseball: Amity Shuts Out East Haven 11-0, Faces Prep For SCC Championship Title

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May 252017
 

Spartan Teammates surround Pat Winkel after his first inning home run.

On Wednesday, May 24, the Amity Spartans Baseball team met the East Haven Yellowjackets for the first time this season for the SCC Semifinal game in West Haven.

The Spartans wasted no time in dominating this game. Pat Winkel hit a 3 run homer, then Adam Hurwitz hit a one-run single followed by Matt Sabitsky’s one run single. Amity even had a player win a rundown between third and home and score to everyone’s surprise. and that was just the first inning. Amity 6-0

In the second inning, Rohan Patel hit a two-run double. Amity 8-0. The Spartans brought in two additional runs in the third and in the fourth, Colin Beaulieu’s one-run single capped it for the game at 11-0.

Number 1 Amity (20-2) will face #2 Fairfield Prep (18-4) for the third time this year, for the SCC Championship, tentatively scheduled for this evening at 6:30 p.m. at Piurek Field in West Haven.

NOTE: The weather will most likely postpone the game. On Friday Amity’s Senior Prom is scheduled — and half the team members are seniors this year — so, the game probably won’t be on Friday.

We are waiting for official word, but the game most likely will take place on Saturday afternoon. (The Softball semifinals have been postponed until Saturday at 1 p.m.)

Orange Live will update when we get word of any changes.

What’s With The Yellow Caution Tape At The Racebrook Tract?

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May 242017
 

Last Saturday members of the Orange Conservation Commission (OCC), along with volunteers, did some trail maintenance work at Racebrook Tract.  Part of that work effort included putting up temporary barriers (yellow caution tape) to unauthorized bike trails and painting over associated trail markings.

As can be seen from the photo, these unauthorized trails are causing significant damage to this beautiful piece of Orange’s Open Spaces. Here we have a beautiful bed of ferns that have been scarred by bike trails.  It will take time for this area to grow over again, hence the reason for the barrier.

The OCC reminds the bike riding public that Racebrook Tract is the only Open Space in Orange where bike riding is permitted and such bike riding is only permitted on Town-designated trails. Working together, we can preserve this beautiful area and keep it open to both hikers and bike riders.

Ticks Are Plentiful this Year. Is Your Pet Protected?

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May 242017
 

I’ve heard so many Orange residents talk about the severity of the tick population this year, and how many they have found on their pets since winter’s end. One friend already has contracted Lyme Disease after a camping trip with his son.

My own dog has only had one tick bite so far this year, but I have found three live ticks who’ve ridden in on her, inside my house — on the sofa, bed and bathroom rug. The one I found on myself was crawling up my leg and quickly removed and placed in a vial of alcohol.

Tonight, one friend said her dogs will be outside for just 10 minutes and have several ticks on each of them.

Recently a woman was mulling over the tick prevention treatments at a local pet store and I shared my opinion when I noticed her reaching for oe that stopped working on my dogs long ago. She chose a different brand based on what I told her.

I searched for details on tick prevention that I could share with Orange Live readers to help them make the decision that is right for them and their own financial situation.

Some yard sprays are toxic and could end up harming children, pets, and other creatures. Organic “safe” sprays may be too costly for some families, so, turning to topical treatments, chews, and pills offered at veterinarians’ offices and many stores may be the route you choose to take.

I came upon this thorough article by the staff of the Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff, which covers several available preventative treatments, how they work and their effectiveness.

It Begins With This Statement:

Ticks can cause a variety of medical problems for your dog, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. In large enough numbers, ticks can cause dangerous amounts of blood loss, especially in young animals. An effective tick control program is essential to your dog’s good health, and always involves treating both the environment and the animal.

Click HERE for the full article, which includes the following subjects:

Environmental Tick Control

 

Tick Control on Your Pet

Apply a once-a-month topical for flea and tick protection.Once-a-month Topicals

Sprays

Powders: Dips and Rinses

Shampoos

Collars