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Boys Hockey: Spartans Moving On In Tourny Play

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Mar 202021
 

The Amity Spartans Hockey team has had a challenging season, due in part to many of their would-be challengers’ COVID quarantine delays. The Spartans had a full schedule, like all other D2 teams, but could not play for a solid two-week period because of the SCC COVID safety protocols in place.

Games were suddenly canceled because a player on an opposing team tested positive, placing that entire team in quarantine and therefore making it so Amity could not play against them.

With intense practice sessions and encouraging words from their coaches, who never lost faith in the Spartans’ ability to win, the team stayed strong and when they finally did hit the ice again against actual opponents, they were ready.

This week, the boys went up against some of the top division players holding them off until the very end, never losing steam, and showing their skill and determination every time.

Amity vs Lyman Hall

On Monday, March 15, Amity played Lyman Hall at Bennett Rink, West Haven at 8 p.m.

No one wasted any time getting the game going, at 3:54 Amity’s Niko Tournas (26) scored the first goal assisted by Ben Qian (25).

It appeared that the Spartans would hang onto that 1 point lead into the second, but with just 3.2 on the clock Lyman Hall struck back, tying the score at 1-1.

Second period

Coach Scooter Richetelli must have given one hell of a talk in the locker room, because Amity came out strong and fierce in the second, and just 15 seconds in, Kyle Hummel  (18) broke the tie off an assist from Tommy Schittina (11).

But their mighty opponents didn’t let the jubilation last too long. at 2:22 they broke the tie and at 8:45 Lyman Hall took the lead.

Still focused, Amity struck back 7 seconds later with (11) tying the game, 3-3, assisted by (4).

Third period

As I watched from the stands, I marveled at how well the Spartans were playing, believing wholeheartedly that going up against one of the best teams in their division just made them stronger and want a win that much more.

In the third period, Amity broke the tie with Justin Miller (4) scoring on a power play, off an assist from Schittina (11) at 6:35 in.

A feeling of hope filled the stadium and it was looking good for Amity but then, with only 2:34 remaining in regular play, Lyman Hall tied it up at 4-4, forcing the game into overtime.

Overtime

It was do-or-die with 8 minutes on the clock, both teams pulled out all the moves but a power-play goal by Lyman Hall with just 1:18 remaining sealed the deal.

Final score, Lyman Hall -5, Amity – 4.

SCC 1st Round

Amity vs North Branford

Even with the messed up season they had to endure, the Amity Spartans were good enough to rank 7th in D2. They hosted North Branford at the Bennett Rink in West Haven for the first round of the SCC D2 tourney on Thursday, March 17 at 6 p.m.

North Branford struck first, wasting no time they scored in the first 24 seconds.

Although it took a while and after 10 more minutes of intense team play, Justin Miller, assisted by Ben Qian, tied the game at 10:49 with just 4:12 left before the buzzer.

First Period Score 1-1

Second-Period

Amity returned to the ice on fire.

At :57 Niko Tournas broke that tie and held onto the lead throughout the entire period.

Second-Period Score 2-1 Amity

Third-Period

Amity retained the lead in the third period and Brendan Smith’s masterful performance in the net prevented North Branford from getting a tie or taking the lead.

Then, just to seal the deal, with 1:11 remaining in the game, Caleb Marcin made an unassisted goal.

Amity Wins and moves on to the Quarterfinals!

NEXT UP

Amity will be on the road in Northford to go up against the #2 seed Sheehan on Saturday at 3 p.m.

GO SPARTANS!

This Week’s Amity Varsity Competitions

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Feb 072021
 

Here are this week’s Amity Varsity sports schedules:

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Boys Basketball vs Hillhouse AWAY Floyd Little Athletic Center Field House 5:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball vs Hillhouse HOME Amity High School 6 p.m.

Boys Ice Hockey vs Watertown-Pomperaug AWAY Shelton Sports Center Lower Rink 8:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 12

Boys Swimming and Diving vs Cheshire HOME at High Plains Community Center Pool 3:20 p.m.

Boys  Basketball vs Jonathan Law HOME at Amity High School 7 p.m.

Girls Basketball vs Jonathan Law AWAY Jonathan Law 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 13

Boys Ice Hockey vs Cheshire AWAY Louis Astorino Ice Arena Hamden 4 p.m.

Boys Hockey: Spartans Keep On Keeping On, One Game At A Time

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Jan 062019
 

The Amity Spartans faced off against the North Haven Indians in North Haven on Saturday, Jan. 5.

It took a while for the first goal to sink into the net and that was 9 minutes in by Amity Senior Captain Jason Csejka, assisted by Caleb Marcin and Nelson Bordeleau.

Six minutes later, North Haven’s Donny Funaro tied the game, assisted by Domenic Biondi.

In the second period, Csejka struck again at 10:48, assisted by Cody White, pulling the Spartans to a 2-1 lead.

After returning to the ice, the Spartans wasted no time finding the net again – and it was a hat trick for Csejka, assisted by Connor Bath and Bordeleau.

Amity wrapped up the game with 5:07 remaining with a goal by Ryan Miller, assisted by Nick Kiwanis.

This was a sweet victory for the Spartans, marking their sixth consecutive win.

Records: Amity 6-0, North Haven 1-1-5

Next Up: On Wednesday, Jan. 9, the Spartans will be at Bennett Rink in West Haven for a duel with Notre Dame-West Haven (4-3), which just had a big win against Fairfield Prep in Overtime. Notre Dame is NOT going to want to lose to Amity. This will be the toughest match-up to date.

Bennett Rink is the home ice for both teams, but on Wednesday, Amity will be the visitor.

Remember what Coach Scooter Richetelli said, “Just Believe.”

I Believe our boys can do this! Of all the teams on the Spartans game Roster, Amity is the ONLY one that is undefeated.

 

Amity 2018 Boys Varsity Cross Country Schedule

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Aug 302018
 

A file photo of the boys cross country team

The Amity Varsity Boys Cross Country team only has one home meet during the 2018 season.

Following is the season schedule as posted on the CIAC website.

Friday, Aug. 31, vs New Fairfield scrimmage, away at New Fairfield HS at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 12, vs Notre Dame-West Haven, Lyman Hall and Xavier, away at Notre Dame-West Haven at 4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 15, Suffern Invitational, away in Bear Mountain, NY at 9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 20, vs Guilford, Hillhouse and Sheehan, away at East River Preserve in Guilford at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 25, vs Wilbur Cross away at East Rock Park in New Haven at 4 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 5, St. Anthony’s Invitational at Sunken Meadow, LI at 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 10, vs Cheshire and Shelton, Home at Fitzgerald Trail, Woodbridge at 4 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 13, Manhattan Invitational, away at Van Cortland Park at 8 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 18, SCC Championships, away To be announced at 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 27, Class LL Championships, away To be announced at 10:20 a.m.

Friday, Nov. 2, State Open, away To be announced at 2 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 10, New England Championships, away To be announced at 9 a.m.

 

Orange Live will post the team roster as soon as it becomes available.

 

 

 

Spartans Playing Some Fine Baseball Today

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Jun 022018
 

The Spartans are playing like the champions we’d known for so many years.

Final score for today’s game, Amity 7- South Windsor 1

Looks like we’ll be going up against *Ridgefield as Amity advances to the Class LL semifinals.

Go Spartans!

Our Softball team is playing on Monday!

Down to the wire for Amity’s amazing athletes!

*Originally, I thought we’d be playing Cheshire.

They Did It Again! Boys And Girls Advance In CIAC Tourney

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Jun 012017
 

The Lady Spartans Softball team shut out Wilton 2-0 in Woodbridge on Wednesday.

The Amity Spartans Baseball team defeated Hamden 9-2.

Both of these phenomenal teams continue to advance in the CIAC state championship tournament.

The Boys will play round three at Amity on Saturday at 2 p.m.

The Girls continue their journey in Stamford at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Baseball: Amity Wins Two In A Row, Final Game On Friday

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May 182017
 

After losing its second game of the season, this time to Notre Dame-West Haven on Monday, the Amity Spartans were back on track Tuesday and Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Amity hosted Jonathan Law in Woodbridge. The Spartans shut out the Lawmen 5-0.

On Wednesday, the Spartans were on the road in Wallingford against Sheehan.

With Max Scheps pitching and a phenomenal 10-run third inning, Amity defeated Sheehan 21-6.

Scoreboard
Amity      4310 030 1 — 21
Sheehan 20 1  021 0 —   6

Amity’s season record as of Wednesday, May 17,  16-2

The final game of the regular season takes place tonight as Amity takes on Cheshire at Old Tavern Road Complex in Orange at 7 p.m.

Amity (17-2) defeated Cheshire (13-8) 1-0 earlier in the season, so this should be a good game.

On Monday, May 22, the Spartans are home in Woodbridge to play in the SCC Quarterfinals at 4 p.m. Come on out and cheer on the Spartans as they reach for another state record — a fifth State Championship title.

Amity Sports: This Week’s Home Game Schedule

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Apr 042016
 

girls tennisThe Spring Sport Season at Amity is now in full swing. Unfortunately the weather has been uncooperative for the outdoor events.

Today’s Girls’ Tennis has been postponed due to the rain and snow.

On Wednesday, April 6 Girls’ Track is scheduled for 3:45 p.m.

Thursday’s schedule includes Track and Girls’ Tennis both at 3:45 p.m. (But the forecast shows rainy weather and possible postponement)

Friday should see the Boys’ Lacrosse team take the field at 4 p.m  and Boys Tennis at 3:45 p.m.

On Saturday, the Girls’ Lacrosse game is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Boys Hockey: Amity 0-1 In Regular Season So Far

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Dec 222015
 

IMG_8349The Amity Spartans have a fast, talented team this year with many returning players, including Anthony Uscilla (16), Mac Deane (22), Jeremy Cable (14), Tyler Cole (30) and Tyler Johnston (31) to name a few.

On Monday, the boys went up against the Wreckers from the Staples-Weston-Shelton regional team with Goalie Tyler Cole from Orange at the net throughout the game.

Staples was first to score at 11:44 in the first period. Jesse Greenspun (14) on assists from Ryan Johnson (11) and Sam New (19).

Coming out in the second period, Staples’ Johnson quickly scored in the first :35 seconds on an assist from New.

Amity answered at 10:06 with Jeremy Cable smacking one in past Goalie Zack Bloom (30), on assists from Nicholas Gallucci (11) and #12 (name?)

Second period score, 2-1 Staples.

Staples came out strong in the third period too, with Johnson sneaking in a goal in the first :48 seconds — again assisted by New.

They followed that up with two more goals at 2:56 — New, assisted by Johnson and Billy Hutchinson (13) and 9:03 (Hutchinson, assisted by Sam Zaritsky (52) and New).

Amity fought back with a second goal at 12:00, scored by Jamie Blum (17), assisted by Michael Miller (9) and Zach White (13).

The Spartans lost this one 5-2.

Shots — Spartans – 37, Wreckers – 28

On Wednesday, the Spartans will go up against the North Haven Indians at 6:30 p.m. at the Edward Bennett Rink in West Haven [our home ice] — Guys, be aware that many of the Indians players were studying you at Monday’s game. 

Amity Football: Spartans Vs Xavier How Did They Do?

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Sep 222015
 

IMG_8553The Amity Spartans Varsity Football Team suffered a big loss on the road last Friday against the Xavier Falcons.
The final score for the conference game was 41-6.
We do not have any details from the game. Orange Live made arrangements for coverage that never came through.
The Spartans (0-2) are on the road again this week as they take on the Shelton Gaels (2-0), Saturday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.