Girls Basketball: Amity Defeats Law 50-38

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Jan 092020

Amity girls basketball rolled over Law Tuesday night 50-38.

The girls’ varsity team has been down a few players due to injuries, however, they continue to be resilient and work together to bring home the “W”!

The Lady Spartans were lead by Jillian Martin (18 points) and Jayne Whitman (11 points).

They maintained the lead the entire game.

Amity has a big test Friday night versus top-ranked Hand.

Game Stats:

Martin 18 points, 4 steals, 5 assist

Whitman 11 points

Blakeslee 6 points, 3 steals, 3 assist

Eschweiler 5 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals

Vanhise 4 points, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks

Smith 4 steals, 3 points

Swift 3 points

3-pointers ( Martin 4, Whitman 3, Swift 1)

— By Robyn Martin

(Photos by Scott Burzynski)

Boys’ Swimming: Spartans Enjoy Victory Over Law In Season Opener

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Dec 182017

(file photo from Jan. 2017)

The Amity Spartans Boys Swim and Dive Team opened the 2017-18 season on Monday, Dec. 18, at the Foran High School pool in a meet against Jonathan Law.

Both teams performed well, but Amity came out on top 88-76.

Spartan’s Winning Events

200 yard Medley Relay: A- 1:49.42 Colin Roy, BlakeWetter, Andy Yu, Uranik Klobucishta

200 Ind. Medley: A-2:04.16 Colin Roy

50 Freestyle: A-23.60 Tyler Roy

Diving: A- 180.05 Uranik Klobucishta

100-yard Butterfly: A- 59.00 Tyler Roy

100 Freestyle: A- 53.76 Nic Robinson

500-yard Freestyle: A- 4:57.69 Kevin Yanagisawa

Lawmen’s Winning Events

200-yard Freestyle: JL- 1:53.17 Edward Platonov

200-yard Freestyle Relay: JL- 1:57.22 Bobby Fisk, Andrew Frenzel, Cole Sclafani, Andrew Ancheta

100-yard Backstroke: JL- 1:01.57 Justin Goglia

100-yard Breaststroke: JL- 1:23.11 Jack Pincus-Coyle

400-yard Freestyle Relay: JL- 3:58.12 Justin Goglia, Andrew Silva, Jack Pincus-Coyle, Edward Platonov 

 Records: Amity 1-0, Law 0-1.

Boys’ Lacrosse: Spartans Destroy The Lawmen in Milford

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Apr 192017

The Amity Spartans Lacrosse Team was on the road in Milford at Jonathan Law High School Wednesday, April 19.
Amity took an early lead with seven goals in the first quarter. They kept up the momentum with six additional goals in the second.
Both the Spartans and the Lawmen scored three goals in the third and Amity wrapped things up in the final quarter with an additional two goals.
Score Board
Amity:          7-6-3-2 = 18
Jonny Law: 0-0-3-0 = 3Notable players:
Amity — Adam Cusano made 5 goals and had 1 assist; Tyler Vincent made 4 goals; Ryan Rattley, Mark DellaTorre and Tyler Ballaro each made 2 goals; Colin Hughes made 1 goal and had 4 assists; Harry Brochinsky and Luke Smith each made 1 goal and had 2 assists; Max Trachten had 2 assists; Cory Sachs and Matt Merriam each had 1 assist.

Jonathan Law —  Cole Egersheim made 2 goals and had 1 assist; Hayden Hulme made 1 goal.

Amity outshot Jonathan Law 34-13.

Saves: Amity — Matt Perrotti made 4 saves and Dane Walsh made 2 for the Spartans.  Law — Tanner Georgelos made 6 saves.

Records: Amity 5-3, Jonathan Law 2-4

Girls’ Soccer: Amity Defeats Law 1-0 on Friday

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Sep 262016

img_9748The Lady Spartans hosted the Lawmen from Jonathan Law in Woodbridge on Friday afternoon.

In the first half Nicole Koshes, assisted by Jessica Hauser, scored the first and only goal of the game.

Amity outshot Law 23-6.

Law’s goalkeepers Morgan Taylor and Gina DiFederico each made 4 saves for the Lawmen; Amity’s Abby Allen made 3 saves.


Football: Oh Yes They Did

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Sep 242016

spartan footballThe Amity Spartans Football team got off to a slow start this season with two losses, but Friday night, with seven players on the injured list, they came alive and showed fans that they could come out on top.

It was one of those confusing match-ups, where the opposing team had the same school colors – black and gold/yellow (Daniel Hand shares this color combination). So Jonathan Law wore its black uniforms and Amity opted to wear its “away” white uniforms help spectators keep things straight.

The Lawmen were first to get on the scoreboard with 7 points at 10:54 in the second quarter.

Amity fans hearts sunk, having seen this happen in past games and the Spartans weren’t able to catch up. But at 9:18 Colin Beaulieu (#11) made a powerful run and touchdown. Kicker Jordan Conn (#27), a Junior scored the extra point and tied the game.

Less than a minute later Beaulieu was at it again with a beautiful run and touchdown at 8:05.

The Spartans worked some magic for an extra 3 points making the score 16-7

With just :57 remaining in the first half, Beaulieu scored again, and Conn also was successful going into the half with a comfortable 23-7 lead.

Second Half

The Spartans had a phenomenal third quarter too, starting with a spectacular interception by junior Matt Weidenfeller (#4) on the 1 yard line and the jaw dropping 99-yard Touchdown run halfway through the quarter. This brought the score to 29-7.

Less than three minutes later, senior Al Pacelli (#85) made a touchdown but the kick was not good. Score: 35-7.

But wait, they weren’t done yet, with just 24 seconds left in the quarter, senior Paul Buda (#13) scored for the Spartans bringing his team to a 41-7 lead.

The fourth quarter belonged to the Lawmen so they could try to catch up.

At 6:45 they scored, narrowing the deficit to 41-14.

Then, with just 2:42 left in the game, they scored another touchdown ending the game with a 41-21 victory for the Spartans.

They’re Back! Lady Spartans Basketball Team Opens Season With A Victory

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Dec 162015

Molly makes her move.

Molly makes her move.

While their Head Coach Michelle Shoop is off on maternity leave, the Lady Spartans have been preparing for the 2015-16 season under the leadership of former Amity player Courtney Brinton, a 2008 graduate.

The girls opened the season with a fast-moving game against Jonathan Law on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at Amity.

The rosters have not yet been posted so, unfortunately we have to use first initials of many of the players.

Leading the Lawmen in points was #4 J. Centore with 20, followed by #22 E. Saley with 11 and #14 L. Dulin with 7.

Amity’s #23 Molly Dragan was the high scoring player for the Lady Spartans who contributed 26 points. Elise Graham #24, was next with 14 points.

Scores for this game were as follows:

First Period has the Lawmen ahead 13-10; The Lady Spartans took the second period 5-2; Amity also took the third period at 19-16. The Lady Spartans dominated the final period at 13-8.

Amity’s first game with Coach Brinton ended in a 48-40 victory. Great job girls, keep up the energy and skills.

Girls Soccer: Lady Spartans Defeat Law 2-1 in Milford

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Sep 142013

Amity powerhouse goalie Zoie Reed, a junior continues to show her talent in the 2013 season.

Amity powerhouse goalie Zoie Reed, a junior continues to show her talent in the 2013 season.

Captain Cassie Giza (8) and Sophomore Alexa Gibbs (9) scored for the Lady Spartans in Thursday’s SCC interdivision victory over the Lady Eagles at Law in Milford.

Law’s Erin Saley made the first goal of the game, then Gibbs tied things up before the half.

In the second half Giza scored the game-winning goal for Amity.

Amity outshot saw 9-5.

Amity goal tender Zoie Reed made 5 saves to Lawman Emily Romero’s 7.

Records—Amity 1-0-1; Law 1-1


Spartan Volleyball Hitter Denny Back With A Vengeance

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Sep 122012

The Lady Spartans defeated the Lawmen on the Milford court.

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Girls Volleyball Sponsored by Atty. Robert Sousa

Led by the play of junior hitter Allison Denny, the Amity girls volleyball team opened its season by defeating stubborn Jonathan Law 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-20). Denny, a 3 year veteran, cashed out with a team-high 8 kills and 2 blocks.  The Southern Connecticut Conference inter-divisional match was played at the Golden Eagles’ James Richetelli Gymnasium in Milford.

According to winning Coach Paul Thees, “I really didn’t know what to expect today. I knew that Law had lost its veteran setter but made up for that with 4 veteran players who were leapers that could hit the ball. Fortunately, our young kids stepped up and did very well. I’m very happy how we played in our opener.”

He added, “Allison came back this fall with a purpose. She’s become a different woman—so strong and smooth. Looking back, I don’t think we used her enough. She ended up with only 24 swings, 8 kills and 2 blocks. That only 8 swings each game.”

Holding an early 6-4 lead in the first game, Amity capitalized on several Law mistakes along with Rebecca Denny’s kill, a scoring dump over the net by Allison Denny, and a service ace from Sydnee Sousa (22  of 22 from the service line, 3 aces, and 2 blocks) to run off 7 consecutive points and grab a 13-4 lead.

Just as quickly as Amity went on its run, the Lady Spartans went cold and Law answered with a 5 point spree. Keyed by 2 kills from Jenna Bernard and additional blasts to the floor by Caitlin Prete and Tarah Kelly (on a nifty cross court kill), the Golden Eagles quickly cut their deficit to 4 points (13-9). Shortly thereafter, back-to-back kills from Colleen Bogucki and Rachel Hannan along with a hand-full of Amity mistakes further reduced the visitors’ lead to only 2 points (18-16).

Regrouping after being outscored 12-5, Amity scored on a Sousa block, Kristen Post’s kill, an ace from Amanda Vecchio, and a score by junior setter Kathryn Pisano, who was making her varsity debut. Now leading 22-17, the Lady Spartans closed out the first game on Susa ’s dump over the net and a game-ending kill from Allison Denny.

“We haven’t played Amity in 5 years so I had no idea what they had for talent. In addition, after 3 years our setter graduated in June so we ad a new, untested setter on the floor,” Law Coach Stacy Loch said. “We also had several girls getting used to playing new positions. I think we were shell shocked and didn’t know what to expect in the first game. We also lacked the confidence to go after and hit the ball.”

Strong serving by Kelly, who chalked up 6 quick points (including 3 aces), enabled Law to sprint out to a 6-1 lead at the outset of the second game. Answering with pairs of kills from the 2 Denny sisters, the Lady Spartans nibbled away at its deficit. After getting even at 7-7, Amity continued its 13-1 spurt to grab a 14-7 lead. During that come back run, Sousa landed 2 service aces and Allison Denny hammered 2 more balls to the floor.

A string of Law errors along with Post’s scoring dump extended Amity’s advantage to 17-12. Still trailing 19-15, Law caught fire and ran off 7 straight points. That spurt included 2 service aces by Bogucki and a pair of kills from Kelly (who finished with 6 shots to the floor).

Suddenly trailing by 3 points (22-19), Amity quickly regrouped to end the second game with a 6-1 run. Allison Denny took over control to land a kill, a dump over the net, and stuffing a Bogucki hit back over the net.
“That was a nice comeback. Had we not come back, it could have been disastrous as it could have swayed the outcome of the entire match the other way,” added Thees. “It was nice to see the girls work out of that jam.”

With the final game knotted at 5-5, Amity took control with a 10-3 spurt that featured consecutive blocks by Allison Denny and Sousa, 2 service aces from Vecchio as well as a perfectly-placed cross court blast by Allison Denny and a scoring spike by her senior sister.

After Pisano’s ace and kills from Post and Vecchio, Amity held a 22-15 advantage. Letting up on the throttle a little too soon, the winners allowed the Devonites a final 5-1 burst (Bogucki’s kill and a dump from Prete) but still was on top, 23-20.

The curtain came down for the night with Allison Denny’s final kill and a service ace.

Thees said, “For the most part, we played smooth, calm volleyball tonight. We had not gotten in a lot of hitting practice before tonight’s match. We knew we had to pass well and drive them (law) off the net. We got our passes to our setter (Pisano) and kept Law off balance with an assortment of tips and hard hits. Doing that and getting the ball to Allison were the keys to our win tonight. We picked our spots. In addition, we had 4 blocks and only missed 4 serves.

He added, “Two years ago, we were 8-10. Last year we ended up 11-10. We’re making progress. As usual, Cheshire will be our biggest obstacle in the Housy. Shelton lost all 6 of its starters. Guilford has 1 very talented player. Foran and Mercy are reported to be solid and Law will be heard from too.”

Vecchio went 16 of 16 from the service line with an ace. In addition to being 11 of 11 on her serves (with an ace), Pisano also recorded 16 assists.

“Amity found our weaknesses and continually hit the ball there. It was a tough night for us, but we picked up our defense and intensity in the second game. That was our best game,” Loch said.

She felt that Prete (7 kills and 16 digs), Bogucki (11 digs), Kelly (6 kills), Hannan (3 kills, and 12 digs), and Jessica Ruiz (5 kills and 13 digs) all had their moments during the match.