Feb 172015

The Amity Boys Swim Team

The Amity Boys Swim Team

The Branford Hornets felt the sting of the Amity Spartans on Feb. 17.

Senior Night was a special one for the Spartans (5-3) as they defeated Branford 96.5 – 76.5 in Orange.
Amity’s two seniors/captains are Alec Melotto and Ben Bacal.
Amity’s Winning Events:
200 Medley Relay A 1:46.35 – Colin Roy, Ben Clemens, Zac Babbitz, Kevin Zhao
200 IM A 2:10.14- Ben Clemens
100 Free A 51.13 Colin Roy
100 Breaststroke A 1:01.85 Ben Clemens
Amity Seniors Ben Bacal and Alec Melotto with coachTodd Rainey.

Amity Seniors Ben Bacal and Alec Melotto with         Coach Todd Rainey


Branford’s Winning Events:

200 Free B- 1:54.12 Thomas Shao
50 Free B 24.17- Aleksandras Karosas
Diving B 264.65 Dean Conte
100 Fly B 58.01 Kevin Jin
500 Free B 5:12.81- Benjamin Greenvall
200 Free Relay B 1:39.26 Kevin Jin, Noah Lohman, Thomas Shao, Benjamin Greenvall
100 Back B 58.58 Aleksandras Karosas
400 Free Relay B 3:35.96 Aleandro Hanaj, Aleksandras Karosas, Benjamin Greenvall, Thomas Shao

Feb 022015

IMG_2911The Lady Spartans had a tough competitor for their Senior Night game on Jan. 30.

The hard-working Amity team went up against Lauralton Hall in Woodbridge.

But before the two teams hit the court, the senior class members took a bow and no one was moved as much as senior captain Janaya Young, who was sidelined by an injury all season long.

As the game began she symbolically took her place on the court, and overcome with emotion, she soon walked over to sit with her teammates. Still, her inability to play the game she loves and excelled at in past seasons, didn’t squash her spirit as she cheered the Ladies on.

Lauralton quickly dominated the game finishing the first quarter 12-4. The continued their crusade, hitting hard and went into the half with a 27-12 lead.

The Lady Spartans fought back in an exciting third quarter, raking in 19 points and pulling into the lead 32-31.

Sadly, for Amity fans, the Lauralton girls would not have any of that and continued their assault slamming the Lady Spartans with interceptions and foul shots.

And Lauralton was victorious 53-44.

Lauralton’s Amethyst Barzee, a junior, was the Crusaders’ high scorer with 16 points.

Amity’s Elise Graham was the game’s top scoring player with 21, followed by Molly Dragan with 14.



May 262014

IMG_6575So, just how good is the Amity Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team? With a record of 13-3, this is the winningest regular season in the history of Amity Lacrosse, according to coach Brandon Pepe.
The Spartans hosted the Gaels on Senior Day, Thursday, May 22 in Woodbridge.
Junior Brad Uscilla was the high scorer in this game, with 4 goals, followed by Senior Captain Joe Choiniere with 3 goals and 2 assists.
Junior Jake Milner made 1 gaol and had 2 assists; Seniors Johnny Uscilla, Mike Cala, Steve Sember and Dave Buono each made 1 goal in their final home game of the season.
Junior Tyler Burns had 2 assists.
Coach Pepe was proud of his boys. “It was great to get a win on Senior Day. These 17 boys put in a lot of hard work over their four years with the program, and they definitely deserved to win this game,” he said. “We started out controlling the ball for most of the first quarter which lead to a 5-0 lead. The boys really wanted to come out and make a statement and get our 13th win.”
The Spartans outshot the Gaels 23-16 in this 12-4 Amity win.
Shelton’s Chris Schiffer, Kyle Drost, Jesse Gill-Lopez, and T Jones each scored 1 goal for the Gaels.
After this loss, Shelton’s season record is 9-7.
The Spartans have an away conference game at Fairfield Prep on Wednesday, May 28 at 4 p.m.
See the Maxpreps comparisons HERE.

May 152014

IMG_3612The Amity Varsity Track Team hosted Shelton in Woodbridge on Tuesday, May 13.

Following are the results of this Amity Win on Senior Night.

Amity 87.5, Shelton 62.5

100: Zoie Reed (A), 12.68

200: Elizabeth Lewis (S), 28.49

400: Brooke Krohley (A), 1:01.04

800: Melissa Taggart (A), 2:28.62

1600: Emily Criscuolo (A), 5:26.75

3200: Sarah Stein (A), 12:16.99

100 hurdles: Laurel Bailey (S), 16.76

300 hurdles: Lauren Duhl (A), 46.94

4×100 relay: Amity (Alissa Beedle, Lauren Duhl, Shaylyn Sullivan,  Zoie Reed), 51.34

4×400 Meter Relay: Amity (Alissa Beedle, Lauren Duhl, Brooke Krohley, Christine Hill) 4:19.80

4×800 Meter Relay: Amity (Dakota Kelly,  Emma Tucker,  Melissa Taggart,  Lisa Gorham), 10:30.39

High Jump: Shauna Ciola (A), 4-6

Pole Vault: Bailey (S) 10-1

Long Jump: Reed (A), 17-7

Triple Jump: Sara Lipinski (S), 30-5

Shot Put: Samantha Bailey (S), 36-6.75

Discus: Victoria Begley (S), 101-4

Javelin: Begley (S), 104-3.


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.

Nov 192013



You couldn’t ask for a better senior night than that which the Amity Spartans Football team had on Friday, Nov. 15.

The Spartans hosted the Hamden Green Dragons in an SCC Division 1 game and won 34-21.

Amity seemed determined to win after being defeated at away games where they seemed to miss passes and keep the other teams from intercepting the ball.

Friday night showed Amity fans just how well their team can play football. Showcasing the talent of many of the 20 senior players who will be moving on next year.

Quarterback David Ryan (19) was spot on, making three touchdown passes, including one in the third quarter that resulted in a heart-stopping 74-yard run by Ben Feola (11).

The defensive line also was hot: Michael Butler (78) made 5 tackles, 2 assists and 1 sack; Joey Choiniere (10) made 8 tackles; and Jesse Kwolek (80) made 5 tackles, 3 assists and 1 sack.

Cory Ricks (3) put Amity on the scoreboard in the first quarter with a touchdown off a pass from Ryan. The extra point kick was not good.

The Green Dragons answered with a TD and point kick. 1st Quarter score 6-7 Hamden.

In the second quarter Feola caught Ryan’s pass and scored a touchdown. Lyle Luth’s (5) extra point kick was good.

Hamden came back with with a TD and point kick.

2nd quarter score 14-13 Hamden

The third quarter brought Feola’s awesome 74-yard run and touchdown. But the extra point kick was no good.

3rd quarter score 19-14 Amity

With everything hanging in the balance and the Green Dragons fighting for a win, the Spartans rocked the fourth quarter with Ryan scoring a touchdown himself and passing to Choiniere who scored on a 5 yard run.

Hamden kept things interesting with a TD and successful point kick. It was anyone’s game with a 6 point spread halfway through the quarter.

Finally, with just 1:50 left in the game, and the score at 27-21,Tyler Burns (9) made a 15-yard run and scored a touchdown for the Spartans. Luth’s extra point kick was good.

Final Score 34-21.

Amity improved its record 5-5.

On Thanksgiving Day, the Spartans will host the North Haven Indians in Woodbridge. A tough rivalry for sure. Come out and cheer on your home team and celebrate with the members of the 1978 Class LL State Football Championship Team as Amity Regional High School Marks the 35th anniversary of its Big Win.


Feb 032013

The Amity Boys Basketball Team will donate Senior Night proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project






This Friday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. the Amity Boys Basketball team will celebrate its senior night with a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project.

The team will be honoring former Amity graduate and 100% disabled veteran, Chris Zovinka.

Chris is a former Amity track coach.

The first 50 fans to donate $5 or more on game night will receive a WWP wristband.