Wrestling: Amity Falls To Xavier, Last Weekend’s Results

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Jan 312020

This week the Spartans fell to Xavier 54-24. Josh Foote, Andrew Coscia, Colin Boufford, Liam Keylock, and Simon Flaherty all won their matches.

Over the weekend the Spartans competed in two of their toughest tournaments.

The varsity team competed in the Ridgefield Open. Andrew Coscia finished in 4th and Simon Flaherty battled in the finals to take 2nd place!

The JV team traveled to Norwalk where Sina Shojaee was a winner and Camryn Brown finished in 2nd!

This weekend the team travels to Newington to compete in the Hastings Duals.

 — By Mike Cala

Box Score

Xavier 54- Amity 24

220 Josh Foote (Amity) tech Will Cullen (Xavier) 17-2; 285 Andrew Cosia dec Malcolm Wilso-Tollivere; 106 Collin Boufford (Amity) tech Nick Martin (Xavier); 113 Michael Rapuano (Xavier) forfeit; 120 Colin Loria (Xavier) pin John Pierre (Amity); 126 Tommy Mangiello (Xavier) dec Brayden Esposito (Amity); 132 Ronan Moynihan (Xavier) pin Kyle Ciola (Amity); 138 Giovanni Ime (Xavier) pin Aiden Vas (Amity); 145 Liam Keylock (Amity) pin Nick Romco (Xavier); 152 Quinn Moynihan (Xavier) pin Harry Wyndorf (Amity); 160 Luke Tischo (Xavier) pin Bill Regan (Amity); 170 Ryan Miner (Xavier) forfeit; 182 Simon Flaherty (Amity) pin Thomas Lunt (Xavier); 195 Marc Ellius Ruez (Xavier) pin Jake Williams (Amity) 

 —Pictures by Betsy Flaherty & Darren Johnson

Boys Swimming and Diving: Amity VS Xavier (How Did The Spartans Do?)

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Jan 152019

The Amity Spartans Boys Swimming and Diving Team hosted the Xavier Falcons at the Orange Town Pool on Monday, Jan. 14.
Amity was hoping to retain its perfect record. Our diver Kevin Tian was exceptional and beat Xavier’s diver Nick Kirejczyk.
But in the end, Xavier simply outscored Amity 103-77.
Amity’s Winning Events:
50-yard Freestyle: A- 23.38 Tyler Roy
Diving: A- 140.25 Kevin Tian
200-yard Freestyle Relay: A- 1:35.02  Shiva Gowda, Ray Lu, Jared Sullivan, Tyler Roy
Xavier’s Winning Events:
200 yard Medley Relay: X- 1:43.39 Ben Howell, Andrew Mitchill, Mitchell Wollen, Donald Frost
200-yard Freestyle: X- 1:51.93 Nikita Zuev
200-yard IM: X- 2:03.48 Mitchell Wollen
100-yard Butterfly: X- 57.27 Yavier Carbo-Colon
100 Freestyle: X- 49.92 Andrew Mitchill
500-yard Freestyle: X- 4:57.82 Mitchell Wollen
100-yard Backstroke: X- 57.00 Ben Howell
100-yard Breaststroke: X- 1:05.79 Donald Frost
400-yard Freestyle Relay: X- 3:26.92 Mitchell Wollen, Andrew Mitchill, Nikita Zuev, Donald Frost
Records: Xavier 5-1, Amity 4-1

Boys Volleyball: Amity Blanks Xavier

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Apr 272017

The Amity Boys Volleyball team hosted Xavier in Woodbridge on Wednesday, April 26.

Amity won all three games: 25-17, 25-22, and 25-18

Amity’s notable players: Conor Leary-Watson had 27 kills, 9 blocks, 9 digs and 5 aces; Ari  Kaufman-Frankel had 7 kills, 13 digs, 1 block, and 1 ace; Christian Tzepos had 25 assists and  5 kills.

Records: Amity 6-5, Xavier 3-6

Boys Lacrosse: Amity Vs Xavier

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May 202016

IMG_9677The Amity Spartans Boys Lacrosse Team hosted Xavier Falcons on May 17.
Amity   1-3-0-2 = 6
Xavier  2-7-4-1 = 14
Amity: Mike Cavanagh made 2 goals, Anthony Uscilla and Mike DeVito both had 1 goal and 1 assist, Adam Cusano and John Harbinson both made 1 goal, Sam King had 1 assist.
Xavier: Austin Reid made 5 goals and 3 assists, Brett Reid had 5 goals and 4 assists, Evan Pesco made 2 goals, Tristian Slifer made 1 goal and 2 assists, Jacob Goralnik had 1 goal, Ben Costello had 3 assists, Michael Ford  1
Xavier outshot Amity 36-21.
Amity Goaltender Matt Perrotti made 12 saves.

Boys Soccer: Amity Wins First Game This Season, Defeats Xavier 5-3

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Sep 272014

IMG_0003The Amity Spartans have played hard all season long, but had to travel to Middletown on Friday for an SCC Interdivision Game to experience their first victory.

The Xavier Falcons have had a good season so far with 2 wins, and 3 ties, most likely expecting an easy win against their rivals with 5 losses.

The first half started off with Wes Reid scoring an unassisted goal for Xavier; Amity’s Simone Kanter tied things up for Amity at 14:00; not to be outdone, Brendan Cutuli, got one past Spartan’s goalie Jeremy Merchant at 29:00; One minute later, Matt Whitehill netted the tie breaker for Amity and Jeremy Conn, assisted by Kanter, put Amity ahead 3-2 at 38:00.

Amity showed its determination in the second half. Kantor quickly scored at 46:00, bringing the score to 4-2. Reid answered with an unassisted goal for Xavier 11 minutes later, but it wasn’t enough. Conn came through for the Spartans with the winning goal stunning both their opponents and fans.

Xavier outshot Amity 12-10.

Amity Goaltender Jeremy Merchant made 7 saves; and Goalie Aidan McCormack made 5 saves for Xavier

Records: Amity 1-5-1; Xavier 2-1-3


Boys Tennis: Amity Shuts Out Xavier 7-0

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Apr 232014

IMG_8873The Amity Varsity Tennis Team defeated Xavier 7-0 in Woodbridge on Monday April 21.


Jason Seidman (A) def Richard Ciamarra 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

Max Einbinder (A) def Trevor Morris 6-1, 6-0

Jarred Pepper (A) def. James Rosborough 6-0, 6-0

Marco Canepa (A) def. Michael Higgins 6-0,6-0


Nick Sabatelli/Noah Gallant (A) def. Rob Borea/Dylan Amble 6-4, 6-2

Jake Noyes/Gabe Betancur (A) def John Borea/Garrett Baker 6-2, 6-0

Nathan Brownstein/Kolby Santos (A) def Matt Ferris/Jack Curran 6-1, 6-3


Boys Swimming and Diving Remain Undefeated This Season

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Jan 282014

boys swimmingThe Amity Boys Swimming and Diving Team defeated Xavier 101-80 at the Orange Community Center Pool, on Tuesday, Jan 28.
The Spartans have a 7-0 record for the season; Xavier is at 2-6.
Amity’s winning categories
200 yard Medley Relay: A- 1:43.60  Stephen Cheung, Ben Clemens, Ben Bacal, Zac Babbitz

200 yard Freestyle: A – 1:50.18 Charlie Pite

 200 yard Individual Medley: A- 2:09.26 Adam Ambrosey
100 yard Butterfly: A- 54.29 A.J. Pite
100 yard Freestyle: A- 49.91 Charlie Pite
500 yard Freestyle: A- 5:17.31 Adam Ambrosey
100 yard Breaststroke: A- 1:02.29 A.J. Pite
200 yard Freestyle Relay: A- 1:37.95 Zac Babbitz, Ben Bacal, Stephen Cheung, Charlie Pite
Xavier’s winning categories
100 yard Backstroke: X- 1:02.40 Dominic Nazzaro
50 yard Freestyle: X- 23.69 Dominic Nazzarro
Diving X- 238.65 Liam Barnes
400 yard Freestyle Relay: X- 3:56.09 Kevin Erickson, Dan Herlihy, Ryan Weis, Andrew Lombardo

Football: Falcons Soar Past Spartans

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Oct 122013


Running Back David Buono comes in for the touchdown. (file photo)

Running Back David Buono comes in for the touchdown. (file photo)

By Nick Mirto

Orange Live Sports Writer


An unfortunate series of penalties, interceptions, dropped passes and fumbles stymied Amity’s early bid to grasp control of the game in a 42-28 loss to Xavier at Palmer Field Friday night.


On the second play from scrimmage, Spartan junior running back Spencer Thomas sprinted for a 62-yard TD run called back by a personal foul on a very late flag.  Two drives later, Spartan wide receiver Ben Feola dropped a pass at the Xavier 15 yard line.  The ball was deflected and intercepted.

On the next Spartan drive, senior Nick Bottone dropped a pass at the Xavier 40 with nothing but open field in front of him.  After a 66-yard TD run by Falcon quarterback Joe Carbone, Amity quarterback David Ryan threw an interception to senior Nathan Gonzales after trying to recover an errant snap and avoiding tacklers.  Gonzales would score three plays later on a 28-yard TD catch.  On the very next play from scrimmage, Amity turned the ball over on a Bottone fumble.

Falcon senior running back Andrew Meoli promptly scampered for a 32 yard gain before scoring from 8 yards out, pushing the score to 23-0 with 7:23 left in the first half.  This quintet of miscues not only derailed excellent scoring chances but also gave the Falcons control of the contest.


The Spartans finally dented the scoreboard with 6:07 left to go in the half on a Ryan to Tyler Burns touchdown connection from 54 yards out.  Senior Lyle Luth’s extra point cut the lead to 22-7.


Xavier junior Cole Thorburn returned the ensuing Amity kickoff 44 yards to the Amity 46.  The Falcons then, as they did all night, ran a series of zone read plays.  Defending on the defense’s reaction, Carbone would either keep the ball or hand off to Meoli, the running back.  The Falcons ultimately scored on a 5 yard TD run by Carbone – his second — to increase the lead to 29-7 with 32 seconds left in the half.  Carbone ran 20 times for 137 yards while Meoli galloped for 207 yards on 29 rushes.


After the intermission, the Falcons increased their lead to 35-7 on a Meoli 4-yard TD run with 6:26 left in the third quarter.  Amity immediately answered on the next series, as Ryan found sophomore Kevin Nusdeo for a 60-yard TD strike.  Ryan went 12-25 for 260 yards and a pair of touchdowns and interceptions each.  Nusdeo hauled in two passes for 90 yards.


Amity scored again on a 66-yard interception return by Burns, his second “pick-6” in as many weeks.  With 11:36 left in the game, the Spartans trailed 35-21.  The Falcons answered 90 seconds later on a 56-yard Meoli TD – his third score – which all but put the game away.


Senior running back David Buono closed the scoring for the night on a 16-yard TD run with 4:28 left in the game.


Amity fell to 3-2 with the loss.  The Spartans play at Notre Dame West Haven next Friday at 7 PM.


Football: Without Semmonella, Amity Struggled Against The Xavier Falcons

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Oct 192012


Junior David Ryan (19) was one of the Quarterbacks to fill the void while James Semmonella is on the injured list.


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Heading into Thursday night’s Southern Connecticut Conference Division I clash between Xavier High of Middletown and Amity, the Falcons’ 5-foot 7-inch, 182 pound running back D’ Angelo Berry had 15 touchdowns this fall. By the time the game (which was played at Bill Johnson Field in Woodbridge) was over, the Falcons (currently ranked No. 4 in the state) had soared to a convincing 52-17 victory and Berry had added five more scores top his season total. He now leads the state in scoring with those 20 touchdowns. Berry also picked up 141 yards in 18 carries against the Spartans.

While Xavier (now 5-1) was chewing up Johnson Field for 248 yards and throwing for another 168 yards, Amity was proving to be its own worst enemy. The 2-4 Spartans committed four costly turnovers.  Three of those turnovers led directly to points for Xavier.

According to Amity Coach Bert Mozealous, “Our regular quarterback (James Semmonella) was out due to an injury ( concussion) that he suffered last week against West Haven. As a result we had to use two inexperienced guys (junior David Ryan and sophomore Tyler Burns) to replace him. As a result of that inexperience, we made some mistakes and those mistakes cost us points. We had four turnovers that ended up giving Xavier 17 points. We can’t afford to do that against any team, let alone a good team like Xavier.”

The Falcons wasted no time in lighting up the scoreboard. Their first possession of the game was an 11 play-67 yard drive that was climaxed by a Berry’s one-yard plunge into the end zone. I t came with 6 minutes, 7 seconds left in the first period. The highlight of that drive was a 46 yard pass from quarterback Tim Boyle (who has accepted an NCAA Division I full scholarship to Boston College)  wide receiver James Sullivan for a first down at the Amity 1-yard line.


Sophomore Tyler Burns (9) runs with the ball.

Two plays after that score, Burns fumbled the snap and the loose ball was recovered by Xavier linebacker, Charlton Ortega at the Spartans’ 8-yard line. Four plays after Ortega’s recovery, Berry shot up the middle for a three-yard touchdown that gave his team a 14-0 lead with 3:31 to go in the opening session. It took only three more plays for another Burns fumble that Xavier fell on at the Spartan 21.  With 22 seconds left in the quarter, Andrew Verre booted a 27 yard field goal that extended the visitors’ lead to 17-0.

Things quickly went from bad to worse for Amity in the second quarter. Keyed by Boyle passes of 17 and 18 yards to wide receiver Kris Luster, Xavier covered 70 yards in seven plays. Berry’s 24 yard sprint into the end zone with 8:24 left in the first half gave Xavier a 24-0 advantage.

Burns brought the Spartan fans to their feet as he roared right up the middle for a 75 yard TD on the first play after the Falcon touchdown. That roar was quickly silenced when Ted Duarte’ took the Amity kickoff  55 yards in the opposite direction before he was brought down at the Amity 5-yard line. On the second play from scrimmage after Duarte’s long return, Boyle called his own number and scored on a five yard run at 7:22 that enabled Xavier to open up a 31-7 lead.

After the two teams exchanged interceptions, Amity’s Lyle Luth kicked a 22 yard field goal as time ran out in the first half.

“Even though we were behind, our guys kept working hard throughout the game. I thought our execution was pretty good in the first half. It took a while but our offensive line finally woke up and responded as the game went on,” Mozealous said. “I know Xaiver’s a really good football team. Their QB (Boyle) is a Division 1 recruit but No. 75 (6-2, 269 senior center/defensive end, Max Schurmann) did a great job tonight.”

While the first two quarters were a nightmare for Amity, the third quarter was even worse, as the Falcons tacked on three more scores and blew out to a 52-10 lead.

Three plays into the second half, Berry shredded the Spartan defense for a 78 yard score. Three plays after that TD, Falcon cornerback Vincent Neri intercepted a Ryan pass at midfield and raced it back 48 yards before being rolled out of bounds at the Spartan 2. Shortly thereafter, Berry scored on a one foot dive that upped the tally to 45-10. With 5:44 left in the third quarter, Xavier closed out its’ offensive fireworks display when Boyle and Sullivan teamed up on a 48 yard scoring strike.

The lone score of the final session came with 1:05 left in the game. With Burns at the controls, the Spartans drove 90 yards in 14 plays and finally cashed in on a three-yard run by Burns.

Mozealous said, “When James (Semmonella, the Spartans’ starting signal caller) returns, we can take our time, developing Burns and Ryan. They will get more time as they learn more of our offense. Right now, we’re searching for answers. We need to block, tackle, and execute.”

The ledger book shows Amity picking up nine first downs, 255 yards on the ground and another 70 in the air. Attolino rushed for a team-high 113 yards on 27 carries. The pair of Amity quarterbacks combined to complete four of 10 passes (with one interception) for70 yards. Ben Feola had three grabs for 51 yards.

Xavier racked up 12 first downs, 248 yards on the ground and another168 yards in the air. In addition to Berry’s141 yards and five scores, Boyle completed 10 of his 17 throws.

On Friday night, Amity hosts SCC Division 1 rival, Fairfield Prep, in a 7 p.m. contest at Johnson Field. 

How Will Amity Fare Against Xavier Under the Thursday Night Lights?

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Oct 172012

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Due to a rainy forecast, this week’s Amity Varsity Football Game against Xavier has been changed from Friday to tomorrow.
This battle will take place at Amity, Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6:30 p.m. Bundle up, the temps could be in the upper 50s.