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Football: Senior Michael Young Shows Them How It’s Done

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Sep 222018
 

Michael Young TD number 3

The Amity Spartans Varsity Football Team hosted the Hillhouse Academics in Woodbridge on Friday night, Sept. 22.

Hopes were high for a Spartans victory, with the stands full of fans, or as Channel 3’s Joe Zone put it, “The largest crowd he’d seen all night.”

Even though Hillhouse was first on the scoreboard with 6 points, the Spartans did not disappoint. With 4:44 left on the clock in the first quarter, Amity rushed ahead of the Academics with Michael Young’s first touchdown of the night.

Junior kicker Abyan Nawaz added another point, making the score 7-6 Spartans.

In the second quarter, the Spartans continued to shine, scoring another touchdown and extra point around the halfway point, then, with 2:56 remaining in the first half, Young made his second touchdown, but Hillhouse successfully blocked the extra point.

At halftime, Amity leads 20-6.

Soon after returning to the field, the Academics made their move and junior Tre ronn Bryant made it safely past the goal line.  (20-12)

With less than 5 minutes left in the third, Young made his third touchdown, and the extra point was good.

About 90 seconds later, Hillhouse scored again bringing the third quarter score to 27-18.

The fourth quarter was uneventful, with a bit of back and forth, but no one was able to add any points.

Amity wins 27-18

Records: Amity 2-1, Hillhouse 0-3.

Next up for the Spartans, a HOME game vs Wilbur Cross (2-1) on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m.

Amity Football: Foran Schools Amity With 21-8 Victory

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Sep 142018
 

The Amity Spartans Football team hosted the Foran Lions in Woodbridge on Friday night.

The humid, yet cooler temperature out in Woodbridge Friday night reminded everyone that it’s football season.

The stands were full, and the Amity Army had a black-out in the far right of the stands, while on the track the Amity Cheerleaders shared their space with the award-winning Pop Warner cheerleaders, and the Amity Dance Team was on fire.

Out on the field, the Spartans and the Lions went head-to-head, and Foran was first to score closing out the first quarter at 6-0.

Foran continued to dominate with another touchdown and a successful 2-point conversion making their halftime lead 14-0.

The Spartans scored in the third quarter and made a 2 point conversion, and the Lions made another touchdown and the kick was good, bringing the score to 21-8.

No one scored in the final quarter and Foran boarded their bus with a 21-8 victory.

 

 

 

Boys Basketball State Final: Mustangs Stampede Over Spartans In Second Half, Win Title

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Mar 192018
 

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The Amity Spartans Boys Basketball team made History last week. After working tirelessly all season, they made it to the CIAC D II state semi-final and then the Final at Mohegan Sun before an audience of nearly 5,000.

Amity, the no. 9 seed (20-7) was pitted against no. 2 Immaculate (22-5)

 

Points Per Quarter

AMITY            13 10   8  3 — 34

IMMACULATE 10 16 14 13 — 53

 

SCOREBOARD

AMITY             13  23  31  34

IMMACULATE  10  26  40   53

 

First Quarter

To the surprise and delight of hundreds of Spartans fans Amity held a 2-0 lead with just 2:49 left in first quarter.

The lead quickly grew to 4 to 0; and by the end of the quarter, the score was 13-10 Amity.

Second Quarter

The Spartans lead didn’t last long, as the Immaculate Mustangs tied Amity at 20.

Amity pulled ahead to 23-22, but by halftime the score was 26-23 Immaculate.

Third Quarter

Early into the third quarter Amity’s Tyler Thomas reportedly held his previously injured wrist in obvious discomfort and Immaculate picked up steam and took control of the game, adding 10 points along the way and leading Amity 33 to 28.

The Mustangs gained a 9 point lead on the Spartans, ending the 3rd quarter at 40 to 31.

Fourth Quarter

Soon after returning to the court, the Mustangs lead the Spartans 42 to 33.

Immaculate soon widened the spread to 48 to 33, then, in the blink of an eye the scoreboard read 52-33.

The Mustangs stampeded away with a 53-34 victory and the Division II state title.

 

Notes:

AMITY 

Tyler Thomas 6 1-2 17 (four 3-pointers); Tanner Thomas 3 0-0 6; Cole Wissink 2 0-0 5 (one 3-pointer); Brian Curtin 1 0-0 3 (one 3-pointer); Chris Bierezowiec 1 0-0 2; Quinnlan Burke 0 1-2 1. Totals 13 2-6 34.

IMMACULATE 

Quinn Guth 6 2-2 18 (four 3-pointers); Isaiah Payton 5 3-5 13; Jack Woods 4 3-4 13 (two 3-pointers); Michael Basile 3 1-2 7; Ronan Doherty 1 0-0 2. Totals 19 9-13 53.

 

Tyler Thomas

One reason the Spartans made it to the state final is their not-so-secret weapon, SCC Player of the Year Tyler Thomas.

Perhaps Thomas’s best game of the season was on Jan. 8, when he scored a game-high 47-points, including six 3-pointers, and made his 1,000th point — and he’s only been with the Spartans for three years.

During the Championship game, Thomas was only 3 points shy of beating the all-time school scoring record, held for decades by Ed Goldstone. He finished with 1,533 career points — imagine what he could have achieved if he’d played all four years. This young man is an amazing player, and humble. He never hogged the ball and never made excuses if things didn’t go quite right.

This held true at the Championship game. Thomas scored eight points (including two 3-pointers) in both the first and second quarters. in the third quarter, something happened to his wrist, which he injured while attempting to dunk the ball during the semi-final game on March 14. He made one point in the second half, but he would not use the injury as an excuse for his overall performance.

 

 

Amity Pop Warner Cheer Seeks Coaches For 2017 Season

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Jul 262017
 

Our program is growing and we need you!

Amity Pop Warner cheer still needs coaches for the Junior Pee Wee cheer team, composed of girls ages 8-10. Teach them sideline routines to perform on game day, and competition routines for Southern CT and State Championships and, if they qualify, New England Regional and National Championships.
Our cheer program is competitive. We have numerous SCPW, State, and New England Region titles, and three National Championships!
If you want to work with a dedicated and enthusiastic group of athletes, then this is the position for you. Now that Cheer is back at Amity High School it is more important than ever that we grow our Pop Warner Cheer program. Come take on a leadership role and have a positive impact on these girls lives.
The season begins on Tuesday, August 1. If you are interested, please contact Assistant Cheer Coordinator Tina Zito, amitypwcheer@gmail.com, or Cheer Coordinator Alicia Soderquist at amitycoach@att.net