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Football: Don’t Underestimate The Amity Spartans

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Oct 132018
 

Photo by Ernie Goodwin

The Amity Spartans football team hasn’t gotten, nor earned much credit for several years, but now, under the leadership of new Head Coach Craig Bruno and Asst. Coach John Johnson, the boys are more than impressive this year.

Fans had grown used to leaving games disappointed more often than not, but so far this season, Amity has seen more victories than defeats, starting with Harding on Sept. 7, W 26-8; Hillhouse, Sept 21, W 27-18; Wilbur Cross, Sept. 27, W 27-12; and today’s tremendous shut-out in New Milford Oct. 13, W 36-0. The Spartans’ only loss was to Foran on Sept. 14. L 8-21.

We don’t have much information on today’s game, except that at halftime Amity was leading New Milford 29-0.

As stated above, the Spartans shut out the Green Wave 36-0.

Records: Amity 4-1, New Milford 0-5

Amity is on the road again next week, a little closer to home, going up against Notre Dame-West Haven (3-2) at Veteran’s Stadium on Friday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m.

Girls Volleyball: Amity Shuts Out West Haven

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Oct 112018
 

The Lady Spartans Volleyball Team hosted the West Haven Blue Devils in Woodbridge on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

Led by Abby Harbinson, Amity was on fire, winning three matches 25-20, 25-16 and 25-17.

Final score: Amity 3, West Haven 0

Scoring:

Amity — Abby Harbinson 15 kills, 4 digs; Maddy Adzigian 7 kills; Caroline Fertman 8 kills; Zoe DiZenzo; Olivia Pisano 8 digs; Lauren Campos 7 kills

West Haven — Irene Ronan 4 kills, 2 digs; Noelle Noble 2 kills, 5 digs, 2 aces

Records: Amity 5-2-0; West Haven 6-6-0

 

Ludlowe Bows To Amity In Third Round CIAC Tourney Game

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Jun 032017
 

It’s been a long season, but we are almost there, the Amity Spartans Baseball team shut out Fairfield Ludlowe 12-0 today in Woodbridge.

It was like a nice autumn day up on the hill, windy and cloudy – perfect baseball weather. The only ones sweating it out were the Falcons.

The game got off to a slow start with no score in the first inning.

Second inning — Ludlowe failed to score again, but Amity came alive. Colin Beaulieu and Pat Winkel brought in runners on walks and Andy Hague brought one in on a single. 3-0 Amity

Third inning — 0 for Ludlowe. Beaulieu walked and Amity scored a run. Hague hit a two-run single, Jack Nolan hit a two-run triple and Max Scheps had a one-run single. 9-0 Amity

No action in the fourth.

Fifth inning — Nolan had a one-run triple and Scheps had a one-run single. (Somewhere in there another run came in). 12-0 Amity

And that was all she wrote, neither team scored after that and Amity advances in the tournament.

Athletic Director Ernie Goodwin tweeted: “Spartans win their 27th consecutive postseason game, head back to LL semifinals.”

The Lady Spartans ended their season today in Stamford, but they had a really good run.

 

Girls Volleyball: Amity Keeps Hitting It

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Oct 192015
 

IMG_6046The Lady Spartans Volleyball team was on the road in Wallingford to go up against the Mark T. Sheehan Titans.

Once again Amity showed what they’re made of, demonstrating their incredible skill in all three sets.

The Lady Spartans shut out Sheehan 25-18, 25-18 and 15-19, improving their season record to 14-1.

Highlights

Amity:

Katie Helfenbein: 12 kills, 5 aces, 1 blocks

Micaela Cardozo: 7 kills, 3 aces, 9 digs

Jaiden Williams:  23 assists 5 digs 2 aces

Next up, Amity vs Shelton in Woodbridge at 5:30 p.m. 

Girls Volleyball: Amity Hands Lyman Hall a Shut Out in Woodbridge

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Oct 172015
 

IMG_9247The Lady Spartans were on fire in a home game against the Trojans on Friday.

Amity skillfully won all three sets 25-7, 25-14 and 25-9, improving its season record to 13-1.

 

Highlights

Amity:
Katie Helfenbein had 8 kills and 2 blocks; Kathleen Walsh had 6 kills, 4 aces and 7 digs; Jaiden Williams had 17 assists and 1 ace.

The girls are away on Monday, Oct. 19, facing off with Sheehan at 6 p.m.

Girls Volleyball: Amity Shuts Out Hand in Woodbridge

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Oct 152015
 

IMG_5987The Amity Volleyball Team hosted Daniel Hand in Woodbridge on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

During the first match our Lady Spartans gave us a bit of a scare when the Tigers had a 20-12 lead. But coach Seth Davis’s girls pulled together to enjoy a 25-23 victory.

The next two matches were Amity all the way resulting in a 25-12 and 25-15 slaps on the Tigers’ “Hand.”

Highlights

Daniel Hand:
Krissy LaSance was the Tiger’s top player

Amity:
Kathleen Walsh (17): 11 kills 2 digs 1 block
Abby Harbinson (21): 9 kills
Jaiden Williams (14): 33 assists 4 digs

Records: Amity 12-1; Daniel Hand:  8-6

Baseball: No-Hitter, Amity Shuts Out East Hartford 10-0 In The Rain

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May 292013
 

By PHIL BRODSKY

Mike Concato was throwing at about 93 mph that day.

Mike Concato was throwing at about 93 mph that day.

Orange Live Sports Writer

For the second time this spring Amity senior right-hander Mike Concato has thrown a shared no-hitter. Back on April 4th, the Spartans opened their season with Concato and 3 relief pitchers combining for a 14-1 no-hit win over Guilford. Yesterday, Concato tossed 6 hitless innings and Ross Weiner came on to seal the no-hit deal with a seventh inning mop-up job in Amity’s 10-0 shutout victory over East Hartford.

The CIAC Class LL first round state tournament game was played under a steady drizzle at Janenda Field in Woodbridge. With the victory over the 27th-ranked Hornets, Amity (ranked No. 6 with an 18-4 record) moves on to play the winner of this afternoon’s Fairfield-Ludlowe vs. Southbury-Pomperaug winner in a second round contest on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Woodbridge.

According to Concato, “Once I came out after the sixth inning, people on the bench told me I had a no-hitter. I didn’t know before that. There were runners on base during the game, so I wasn’t thinking about a no-hitter.”

While admitting that he was disappointed to learn that he couldn’t finish his no-hit bid, Concato added, “I didn’t really mind coming out. My pitch count was high (100 pitches). I need to rest and be ready to pitch (in the quarter-finals) on Saturday. I thought I threw really well today. All my pitches were working but I threw more change-ups today. The drizzle made it a little harder for me to grip and throw the ball, but I thought I got stronger as the game went on.”

With this win, Concato (who walked 2 Hornets, hit 1 with a pitch and struck out 10) upped his record to 8-2.

Amity jumped on Hornet starter Jeremy McDermott for 3 runs in the bottom of the first inning—without the benefit of any base hits. Consecutive errors by East Hartford third baseman Manny Alejandro and shortstop Freddy Cruz were followed by free passes to Anthony Capozzielo, Concato, and Sebastian DeMauro to give the Spartans their first 2 runs. Capozzielo also scored when Justin Ashworth banged into a double play.

The Black and Gold finally unloaded their bats in the bottom of the third inning, raking McDermott for 5 runs on 6 hits. With 1 out, Ashworth doubled into the right-center field gap and scored on Chris Cimino’s base hit. He raced home on Chris Katz’s 2-out, 2-bagger into left-center field. Keith Klebart’s base hit put runners on the corners. Jake Russo’s run-scoring base hit plated Katz to give the Spartans a 6-0 lead and chased McDermott off the mound.  Cruz replaced him and immediately served up Concato’s opposite field, 2-run single into right field that extended the winners’ margin to 8-0.

“We started slowly but we finally began to swing the bats in the third inning,” Coach Sal Coppola said.

With 2-outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, Amity tacked on 2 additional runs. Pinch hitter Matt Ronai walked, stole second, raced on to third base on a throwing error by Hornet catcher Steve Martel, and then score on Cruz’s wild pitch. A base hit up the middle by Sean Beaulieu set the stage for Katz to close out the scoring when he whacked his second RBI double of the day.

Coppola added, “Chris had a great game.”

Going back to his decision to remove Concato after 6 innings, the Spartan mentor said, “I knew Mike had the no-hitter but I still took him out. It was a muddy, cold day and I knew I might need him to come back later in the week to put out a fire. That would have been tough to do if he threw 20 more pitches in the seventh inning. He had thrown over 100 pitches only once this season. Adding everything up, it wasn’t a difficult decision to make,”

“We played well on a sloppy, cold day. This was the first time we played in tough conditions like this. Their defense (which made4 errors) obviously helped us but  I thought we played really well. Our defense was great,” he added.

Katz led the winners’ 9-hit attack with his pair of doubles. He also drove in 2 runs and scored once. Klebart singled twice, stole 2 bases, and scored 2 runs. In addition to mound gem, Concato singled and drove in 3 runs.

With a big grin, he added, “I like to pitch but I like to put the bat on the ball too.”

East Hartford closed out its season with a 9-12 record.

NOTE: Terri Miles did not bring her camera out in the rain, so these are file photos from the May 21 Game.