No Sports At Amity Until At Least Mid April

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Mar 122020

(photo from live science.com)

The coronavirus has done a number on sports throughout the USA. There is no March Madness, High School teams will not realize the joy of winning a state championship title, Indoor professional games are being squashed with every passing day, opening day for Minor League baseball teams has been delayed indefinitely, and so on.

Opening Day for Amity Baseball, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball is scheduled for Monday, April 13, but only time will tell when the games will actually begin.

BOWA schools will be closed for two weeks, so that also will have an impact.

Take care everyone. And do everything you can to stay healthy.

Girls Hockey: Blades Bow To Sacred Heart in West Haven

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Feb 202020

On Tuesday  Feb. 18, the Blades (Amity/North Haven/Cheshire) Girls Ice Hockey team was on the road in West Haven for a match up with the West Haven/Sacred Heart Sharks.

This was a spirited game with a lot of action, but in the end the Sharks chomped the Blades 7-5.



                              1              2              3          F

Blades                  3              2              0          5

WH/SH                 2              3              2          7


First Period

The first period started off a bit shaky with West Haven’s Brooke McNabola making the first goal of the game on an assist from Jenna Hunt. McNabola struck again, bringing the score to 2-0.

Then it was the Blades’ Turn to show what they had. Haley Cable scored, assisted by Nadia DiNatale. Tess Csejka tied the game with an unassisted goal. Then Cable and DiNatale pulled the Blades into a 3-2 lead.



Second Period

In the second period McNabola wasted no time in getting a hat trick off an assist from Taylor Nowak. Then it was Jenna Hunt’s turn with an unassisted goal, followed by Jianna Cohrs pulling the Sharks into a 5-3 lead.

Tess Csejka made her second unassisted goal and then Sammy Drane tied the game at 5-5 assisted by Sara Cable.



Third Period

The third period belonged to West Haven. Nowak scored, assisted by Megan Froehlich, then Emilee Degrand rounded out the game with the final goal assisted by Jenna Hunt.

Next Up

Next Up for the Blades are the SCC Semi-Finals at their Home rink in Hamden at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26.


Jan 292020

The Purple Power week at Amity began on Monday, but it’s not too late to join in the fight against cancer.

Wear your purple tonight (Wed. Jan. 29) during Wrestling at Amity HS at 6 p.m. and Boys Hockey in West Haven at 7:30 p.m.; and Friday (Jan. 31) Boys Basketball at Amity at 7 p.m.

Visit RelayForLife.org/BOWCT  for more information about the BOW Relay For Life coming up at High Plains — Orange Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 16, 2020.

Cancer touches everyone’s life somehow. Your support may help beat it before it gets personal with you or a loved one.

This Week’s Varsity Sports Schedule — Feb. 11 – 17

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Feb 112019

Following is this week’s Varsity Sports Schedule.

Monday, Feb. 11

Unified Bowling @ Woodlawn, West Haven Away at West Haven Bowling at 3:00 p.m.

Girls Basketball vs Career Magnet Home at Amity at 7:00 p.m. — Senior Night at 6:45 p.m.

Be there to witness history! Tara Laugeni is due to make her 1,000th point!

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Unified Sports Basketball Unified Basketball at Jonathan Law HS Away at 3:00 p.m.

Boys Swimming and Diving vs Fairfield Prep Away Fairfield University at 7:00 p.m.

Boys Basketball vs Hamden Away – HHS Gym at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Boys Ice Hockey vs North Branford Home – Bennett Rink – West Haven at 8:00 p.m.

Girls Ice Hockey vs Hamden Home – Hamden Ice Rink at 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 14

Boys and  Girls Alpine Skiing RACEAway at Mt. Southington at 4:00 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 15

Boys Swimming and Diving vs Glastonbury Away at Glastonbury HS Pool 5:00 p.m.

Boys Basketball vs Career Magnet Home at Amity High School
7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 16

Cheerleading SCSU Winter Showdown Away at SCSU – Moore Field House Gymnasium at 10:00 a.m.

Boys and Girls Indoor Track CT State Open Away at Floyd Little at 12:00 p.m.

Girls Ice Hockey vs NWC-Mercy Home – Hamden Ice Rink at 3:00 p.m.

Boys Ice Hockey vs Cheshire Away at Wesleyan University Ice Rink at 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 17

Dance Team UDA – New England Dance Championship Away – Westfield State University, in MA – TBA

This Week’s Amity Varsity Sports Schedule

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Apr 162018

Following is the Amity Varsity sports schedule for the week of April Vacation (April 16-21).

Monday, April 16

All events canceled due to the weather.

Tuesday, April 17

Boys Outdoor Track vs Xavier, Jonathan Law, Wilbur Cross AWAY at Xavier 3:45 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse (1-3) vs Fairfield Prep (1-2) HOME at Amity 4 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse vs East Lyme AWAY East Lyme Turf Field 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 18

Baseball vs Career Magnet HOME at Amity 12 p.m.

Boys Tennis vs Xavier HOME Amity Tennis Courts 3:45 p.m.

Girls Tennis vs Shelton HOME at Amity Tennis Courts 3:45 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse vs Jonathan Law HOME at Amity 4 p.m.

Softball vs Hamden HOME at Amity 4 p.m.

Boys Volleyball vs Daniel Hand HOME Amity gym 5:15 p.m.

Thursday, April 19

Baseball vs Daniel Hand AWAY at Daniel Hand 3:45 p.m.

Boys Tennis vs North Haven AWAY North Haven Athletic Complex 3:45 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse vs Foran AWAY at Foran High School Turf Field 3:45 p.m.

Girls Outdoor Track vs Mercy, Wilbur Cross, Daniel Hand AWAY at Xavier 3:45 p.m.

Softball vs Shelton AWAY at Shelton Softball Field 3:45 p.m.

Friday, April 20

Girls Tennis vs Sacred Heart Academy AWAY at Hamden Middle School 11:30 a.m.

Softball vs Sacred Heart Academy HOME at Amity 2:30 p.m.

Baseball vs Jonathan Law HOME at Amity 3:45 p.m.

Boys Tennis vs East Haven HOME at Amity Tennis Courts 3:45 p.m.

Boys Volleyball vs Masuk AWAY Masuk High School 5:15 p.m.

Saturday, April 21

Boys Outdoor Track Lawmen Froshmore Invite AWAY Jonathan Law 10 a.m.

Girls Lacrosse vs Sheehan HOME at Amity 10 a.m.

Boys Lacrosse vs Brookfield AWAY Brookfield High Stadium 1 p.m.


Three Teams Scheduled to Play At Amity Today

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Apr 082016

Amity track file photoToday’s varsity Home games at Amity High School unless there’s a turn in the weather (forecast calls for possible rain around 3 p.m.)

Boys Outdoor Track 3:45

Boys tennis 3:45

Boys Lacrosse 5 p.m.


Amity Varsity Sports Schedule Week of Feb. 11-16

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Feb 102013

Here is this week’s sports schedule. Come on out and cheer our athletes on as the winter season continues.

Home games highlighted in RED


Mon. Feb. 11     

GIRLS BASKETBALL         vs Guilford         7:00 PM    Amity High School

GIRLS HOCKEY                  vs Guilford         8:20 PM    Edward Bennett Rink, West Haven

Due to the number of schools already postponed for Monday, further
adjustments are being made to the Indoor Track championship schedule. The
Class S meet will be moved from Monday to Thursday. The current lineup as
of 3:45 on Sunday is as follows – Class L on Tuesday, LL on Wednesday, S on
Thursday, State Open on Tuesday, Feb. 19. All meets are at the Floyd Little
Athletic Center in New Haven and all start times are 4:00.

Wed. Feb. 13 

BOYS BASKETBALL          @ Hand               7:00 PM   Daniel Hand

UNIFIED BOWLING         ***                         3:00 PM   Woodlawn Lanes, West Haven


Thu. Feb. 14         

GIRLS BASKETBALL            SCC Tournament            7:00 PM   TBA


Fri. Feb. 15  

BOYS BASKETBALL              vs East Haven                  7:00 PM      Amity High School


Sat.Feb. 16        

BOYS HOCKEY                @ Watertown                        7:30 PM       Pomperaug

WRESTLING                    Class LL Championship      9:00 AM       TBA

After careful consideration, the Southern Connecticut Conference is cancelling its Wrestling Championship Meet (which had been scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 13).

With the State of CT still in a “state of emergency,” schools not in session on Monday and possibly Tuesday, as well as our coaches’ overall concern about the student-athletes’ welfare with the SCC’s being too close to the State Tournaments, it was in our best interest to cancel the tournament.

SWIMMING                      @ East Lyme                         8:30 AM      East Lyme

GIRLS BASKETBALL      SCC Quarterfinals              12:00 PM      TBA

B&G INDOOR TRACK     CIAC State Open Championship   12:00 PM    TBA

Boys Cross Country: Amity Moves On To the New England Championship Race, Belenski Earns All-State Honors

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Nov 052012


Amity Runners in the pack at Saturdays meet.


Orange Live Sports Writer

With its fourth place finish at the CIAC State Open on Sunday at Wickham Park in Manchester, the Amity boys cross country team has once again qualified to compete in the New England Championship Race which will held on Saturday at the Twin Brook Recreation Area in Cumberland Maine. The top six teams in each state (except Massachusetts)  advance to the New Englands. The Connecticut Champ was New Milford, with 112 points. Following the Green Wave were Xavier (147), Newtown (163), Amity 188, Staples High of Westport (191) and Simsbury (205). Fairfield Prep placed seventh with 217 points but did not qualify for the New Englands.

Staples’ Henry Wynne, who won the Class LL Championship race last week, also captured the individual honors at the State Open with a time of 15 minutes, 49 seconds for the 3.1 mile course. Amity runners included Shae Belenski (19th out of 183 runners—16:44); Anthony Barletta (47th —17:17); Brian Dunleavy (63rd —17:27); Connor Dunleavy (72nd —17:30); Aaron Barkin (92nd —17:41); Michael Yuan (107th—17:52); and Brian Mosher (119th —18:00). By finishing in the top 25, Belenski has earned All State honors.

“We ran just about the same race as we ran last week in the Class LL Championship Meet. Some teams, like Xavier ran much better this week than they ran last week, when we beat them. This week, they bounced back to beat us, but in many other cases, the storm really effected this race. For example, Danbury won the Class LL race but due to the storm, they had no power and had real problems preparing for and running in the State Open race,” Orgovan said. “For the most part, everybody’s time was a little slower this week.”

For the second week in a row, Belenski had trouble toward the finish of his race. In the Class LL race, he was running in fourth place until the last 100 meters, when his legs gave out. He wobbled and fell a few times, but got back up each time and finished the race, but came in back in 16th place. Much the same thing happed with Belekski running fourth at the Open. In the last 50 meters, his legs again got wobbly and gave out, but he managed to endure and place 19th.

According to Orgovan, “Shae wanted to be in the top eight In the Class LL race and went out very fast. He was fourth after a mile but still had two miles to go. Throughout the remainder of the race, he put a lot of pressure on himself and pushed hard to stay fourth. With 100 meters to go, he crossed a road and then ran onto a soft, uphill portion of the course. That’s where he lost his legs. This week, I told him not to go out so fast, be about 40th, and work his way up. He wanted to be in the top 25 and was aiming for 14th place. He was doing just fine when he again crossed the road and hit that soft, uphill patch. He got wobbly but not as bad as the previous week.  He hung in, placed 19th and was named to the All State team.”

Orgovan also noted that Yuan, who is normally the team’s third or fourth finisher, dropped back to sixth place in the Open. He explained that since Yuan’s home had no power, he slept on the floor at Barkin’s house. As a result, his legs were very stiff and tight during the race. On the other hand, Barletta came through with an outstanding second-place effort.

Less Than 5 Months, 691 Stories Published, 2 Million Hits — Thanks To You!

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Oct 202012

In May, the naysayers swore it couldn’t be done. One individual with a dream — giving the residents of Orange what they really want — a place to go for Local news from your town 24-7.

The Orangectlive.com news site is accompanied by an active Facebook page where most residents share their thoughts and post events that I then rewrite as a news story and post on the news site for non-Facebook users and everyone else to see.

On August 18, Orange Live made its first milestone with 1 Million Hits. That was less than three months after the official launch date. And NOW, Just 2 months and 1 day later, just shy of the five month anniversary, Orange Live has received more than 2 MILLION Hits.

If we did polls and contests, you might see something asking when readers think we’ll see our 3 millionth hit. But, Orange Live is about the news. Posting your events for you, finding interesting information to pass on  and giving you the best, most complete Amity High Varsity Sports coverage available anywhere.

Knowing how important Amity sports are to Orange residents — Our Numbers Show It — I hired renowned Sports Writer Phil Brodsky “2010 Sportswriter of the Year,” to cover Amity’s Sports Teams. He has done a phenomenal job for us.

I’d like to thank our advertisers for believing in Orange Live, our Sports Sponsors for their generosity, and YOU the faithful readers who come back day after day.

If you have a neighbor or friend that doesn’t know about Orange Live yet, please spread the word. That’s how we’ve gotten where we are today.

When you visit any of our advertisers’ businesses, make sure to tell them you saw their ad on Orange Live. I’d greatly appreciate that!






Amity Sports on Orange Live, Get In The Game

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Sep 142012

Amity High School Principal Charles Britton sent out this notice:

“The highlight for the week was the start of the fall athletic season. This past week, Amity fall teams began SCC and CIAC competition. Every team began the season with the first round of meets and games. This afternoon, the Lady Spartan volleyball and soccer teams will host home contests beginning at 3:45 p.m.”

As our readers know, Orange Live covered these games with stories and/or photo spreads.

We have Phil Brodsky, one of the most well-known, highly respected sports writers in New Haven County working tirelessly for us to bring you only the best sports coverage available. If Phil does not cover a game “live” I will provide the score and photos.

We’ve got season sponsors for Varsity Girls’ Volleyball and Varsity Boys’ Soccer and there are still six other team sponsorships available: Varsity Football, Field Hockey, Girls’ Swimming, Girls’ Soccer, Boys’ Cross Country, and Girls’ Cross Country.

If you or your company would like to sponsor a team contact Terri at 203-506-1747 or by e-mail at orangectlive01@gmail.com.

This weekend’s competitions are as follows: (Home games are bolded)

Friday, Sept. 14

SWIMMING @ Lyman Hall 4:00 PM
GIRLS SOCCER hosts Law 3:45 PM
FOOTBALL @ Hand#7:00 PM
VOLLEYBALL hosts Career 5:30 PM

Saturday, Sept. 15

BOYS XC @ Windham Inv. 10:00 AM