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Basketball: Amity Lady Spartans Continue Strong Play

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Feb 282021
 

The Amity Lady Spartans just finished off playing four games in 8 days in the rugged SCC Conference winning 3 of 4 games. A consistent defensive effort and balanced scoring have been a key ingredient to Coach Michelle Shoop’s team’s success.

Amity vs North Haven

The Lady Spartans took on an always tough and well-coached North Haven team and lost a close game 42-40. In a back-and-forth affair, which saw the Spartans down 1 at halftime, the team fought their way to a 6-point lead heading to the fourth quarter with a solid defensive effort and solid shot-making where the team scored 17 points, but a couple of key North Haven stops in the final frame turned the tide late and the North Haven held on for the victory.

Amity was led in scoring by Becky Marchitto with a team-high 10 points, along with 8 from Meghan Smith and 7 from Jayne Whitman. Other Spartans in the scoring column included Sarah Granados and Sophia Swift with 4 along with Mya Manzione 3 and Skylar Burzynski and Meredyth Laskowski with 2 points.

North Haven (2-2) 8 10 7 17 42
Amity  (3-1) 7 10 14  9 40

Meghan Smith 1 2 0-1 8, Jayne Whitman 2 1 0-0 7, Sarah Granados 2 0 0-0 4, Mya Manzione 1 0 1-2 3, Skylar Burzynski 0 2-2 2, Becky Marchitto 5 0 0-1 10, Sophia Swift 2 0 0-0 4, Meredyth Laskowski 1 0 0-0-2

Amity vs Lauralton Hall

In their next game, the Spartans traveled to Milford to take on Laurelton Hall. After a close first half, which saw the team up 2 points after one quarter and 6 points at the half, the Spartans came out inspired in the second half and used some tenacious defense and shot-making to outscore Laurelton Hall 30-16 to cruise to a 52-32 victory. Maya Manzione led the Spartans with 12 points that included going 4-4 from the charity stripe. Skylar Burzynski added 10 points along with 2 three-point field goals and Jayne Whitman hit 3 shots from long range and added 9 points. Amity got other strong contributions from sophomore guard Sarah Granados with 6 points, Becky Marchitto with 5 points, Meredyth Laskowski with 4 points, freshman Vivian Cain with 3 points. Meghan Smith with 2 and Sophia Swift with 1.

Amity (4-1)                  14 8 17 13 — 52
Lauralton Hall (0-5)  
12 4 12  4 —  32

Skylar Burzynski 2 2 0-0 10, Meghan Smith 1 0 0-0 2, Jayne Whitman 0 3 0-0 9, Sophia Swift 0 0 1-4 1, Meredyth Laskowski 2 0 0-0 4, Sarah Granados 3 0 0-0 6, Becky Marchitto 2 0 1-2 5, Mya Manzione 4 0 4-4 12, Vivian Cain 1 0 1-2 3

Amity vs Career Magnet

The next game saw Amity back on their home court taking on Career Magnet. After a slow start, the team got back to playing the stout defense they have been displaying all season and took a 22-11 lead into halftime. The lead swelled to 35-17 after the third quarter that led to a convincing 45-24 win for the home team.  A balanced scoring attack, sharing the ball saw offensive contributions from many. Sarah Granados and Mya Manzione led the Lady Spartans with 10 points each along with 9 from Sophia Swift, 8 from Skylar Burzynski, 6 from Jayne Whitman, and 2 from sophomore Sydney Manzione. The Lady Spartans nailed 6 three-point field goals with Granados and Whitman with 2 each and Burzynski and Swift with 1.

Career Magnet (0-6).     7  4   5   8 —  24
Amity (5-1).                    8 13 14 10 — 45

Skylar Burzynski 2 1 1-2 8, Meghan Smith 0 0 0-0 0, Jayne Whitman 0 2 0-0 6, Abby Ganun 0 0 0-0 0, Sophia Swift 3 1 0-1 9, Meredyth Laskowski 0 0 0-0 0, Sarah Granados 1 2 2-2 10, Becky Marchitto 0 0 0-0 0, Mya Manzione 3 0 4-6 10, Adriana Tufano 0 0 0-0 0, Victoria Gajdos 0 0 0-0 0, Stella Carney 0 0 0-0 0, Vivian Cain 0 0 0-0 0, Sydney Manzione 1 0 0-0 2

Amity vs West Haven

Mya Manzione was
the WELI player of the game on Friday vs West Haven.

This past Friday evening the Lady Spartans traveled to West Haven High School to take on a gritty Blue Devils team in their refurbished gymnasium. Playing before an audience of socially distant parents, the team fed of the collective energy and got off to a fast start. In a very physical first quarter, the Spartans got buckets from Mya Manzione and Skylar Burzynski early and then a three-pointer near the end of quarter one by Jayne Whitman to take a 9-1 lead. The second quarter saw Amity pick up the defensive pressure again with Meghan Smith and Sarah Granados forcing turnovers that the Spartans converted into scores. A late second-quarter three-pointer by Granados helped the Spartans to a 21-6 lead. 

To be expected, West Haven came out fighting in Q3 regaining some momentum, but big buckets by Becky Marchitto, Manzione, and another three-pointer by Whitman helped the Spartans take a 33-23 lead into the fourth quarter. The Blue Devils kept applying the pressure down the stretch, but the Amity defense did enough along with 4 free throws by Smith in the final minute to secure the victory in this key matchup 39-36. Manzione led the scoring with 11 points, Granados and Whitman chipped in 9 and 8 respectively. Burzynski with 5, Smith with 4, and Marchitto with 2 rounded out the scoring.

Amity (6-1) 9 12 12 6 39
West Haven (3-4) 1 5 17 13 36

Meghan Smith 0 0 4-8 4, Jayne Whitman 1 2 0-0 8, Sarah Granados 2 1 2-2 9, Mya Manzione 5 0 1-2 11, Skylar Burzynski 2 0 1-4 5, Becky Marchitto 1 0 0-0 2, 

— We thank Ed Whitman for the story and Scott Burzynski for the photos. 

Amity Varsity Sports Schedules Feb 28-March 6

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Feb 282021
 

This week’s Amity Varsity game schedule:

Sunday, Feb. 28

Girls Hockey vs Hand-Coginchsug-Valley-Old Lyme AWAY at Northford Ice Pavillion-  White at 6:50 p.m.

Tuesday, March 2

Boys Swimming and Diving vs Cheshire HOME 3:20 p.m. (virtual)

Boye Basketball vs Wilbur Cross HOME at Amity at 7 p.m.

Girls Basketball vs Wilbur Cross AWAY st Floyd Little Athletic Center Field House at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 3

Smith

Girls Hockey vs Law-ND Fairfield-Foran-Weston-Pomperaug AWAY Milford Ice Pavillion at 4:40 p.m.

Boys Hockey vs Lyman Hall HOME Bennett Rink West Haven Postponed

Pending change awaiting acceptance by one or more parties involved: Time to 5:00 p.m.

Girls Gymnastics vs Fairfield Warde HOME Gymnastics and Cheerleading Academy at Connecticut-Gym 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 4

Boys Hockey vs Guilford HOME Bennett Rink West Haven Postponed

Pending change awaiting acceptance by one or more parties involved: Time to 4:20 p.m.

Friday, March 5

Boys Swimming and Diving vs Xavier HOME High Plaina Pool 3:20 p.m. (virtual)

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

Boys Basketball vs Shelton AWAY Shelton High School 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 6

Boys Hockey vs Daniel Hand AWAY Northford Ice Pavilion – Red 3 p.m.

Girls Hockey vs Sacred Heart Academy West Haven HOME Lou Astorino Ice Rink Hamden 8:30 p.m.

 

This Week’s Varsity Athletic Events: Feb. 21-27

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Feb 212021
 

Following is this week’s Amity Varsity Sports Schedule:

Sunday, Feb. 21

Girls Gymnastics vs Greenwich HOME Gymnastics and Cheerleading Academy at CT – Gym 1 Fairfield 1 p.m.

Girls Ice Hockey vs Masuk-Barlow-Newtown-Lauralton-Shelton-New Milford AWAY Sports Center of CT lower rink Shelton 2:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 22

Girls Basketball vs Lauralton Hall AWAY at Lauralton Hall Milford at 6:15 p.m.

Boys Basketball vs Fairfield Prep HOME at Amity 7 p.m.

Boys Swimming and Diving vs Daniel Hand AWAY Madison Swim and Racquet 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

Boys Swimming and Diving vs N Haven – E. Haven – N Branford- Guilford HOME at High Plains Community Center at 3:20 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

Boys Ice Hockey vs North Haven AWAY Northford Ice Pavillion – Red at 3:50 p.m.

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

Girls Basketball vs Career Magnet HOME at Amity 6 p.m.

Girls Gymnastics vs Wilton HOME Gymnastics and Cheerleading Academy at Connecticut-Gym 1 6:30 p.m.

Girls Ice Hockey vs Law-ND Fairfield-Foran-Weston-Pomperaug HOME Lou Astorino Ice Rink Hamden 8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 25 

Girls Gymnastics vs Wilton AWAY Wilton High School 3:45 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 26***

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

Girls Basketball vs West Haven AWAY West Haven High School 6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 27

Boys Basketball vs West Haven HOME Amity High School 7 p.m.

***Boys Ice Hockey vs Branford AWAY Northford Ice Pavillion RED at 3 p.m.

***Postponed due to Branford’s COVID Quarantine

Girls Ice Hockey vs Hamden- Wilbur Cross-Lyman Hall-O’Brien Tech AWAY Lou Astorino Ice Rink 6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

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)

Girls Basketball: Hamden Defeats Amity in Friday Night Heartbreaker

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Jan 062020
 

The Amity Girls Basketball team battled to the end but came up short vs Hamden on Friday night.

Hamden took the lead in first quarter 17-6.

The Lady Spartans bounced back in the 2nd quarter behind 9 points from Martin and 4 points from Megan Smith to tie the game at half 24-24.

In the 3rd quarter Amity struggled on the boards versus a much bigger Hamden team and lost Sarah Granados (our Freshman spark-plug) to an ankle injury. Score end of 3rd 34-43 .

Amity pulled together another gusty comeback with contributions from everyone! Our girls scored 21 points in the fourth: Jayne Whitman with 7 points, (one key 3-pointer,) Martin with a 3-pointer and a bucket to get the team within 2 points and Meadow Blakeslee with 4 key points.  Amity with a few chances to tie, but came up short and lost this one 57-55.

Game Stats:  Jillian Martin 23 points, 5 steals, 4 assists;  Megan Smith 8 points, 3 assists; Jayne Whitman 7 points; Abby Eschweiler 8 rebounds, 5 points, 4 steals; Meadow Blakeslee 8 rebounds, 3 steals, 4 points; Sarah Granados 5 Points, 6 rebounds; Jenna Vanhise 2 rebounds, 1 point; Meredith Laskowski 2 points.

— By Robyn Martin

(Photos by Scott Burzynski)

This Week In Amity Varsity Sports Dec. 23 – 28

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Dec 232019
 

Monday, Dec. 23

Boys Indoor Track SCC Developmental Meet #1 Away at Floyd Little Athletic Center-Field House at 10:00 a.m.

Girls Ice Hockey vs Ridgefield-Danbury Home – Hamden-Lou Astorino Ice Rink at 4 p.m.

Boys Basketball vs Stratford Home – Amityl-Paul D. Mengold Gymnasium 6 p.m.

Wrestling vs Morgan Away – Morgan School-Gym at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve

No scheduled sports

Wednesday, Dec. 25 – Christmas Day

No scheduled sports

Thursday, Dec. 26

Boys Ice Hockey vs West Haven Away – West Haven High School-Bennet Rink at 6 p.m.

file photo

Friday, Dec. 27

Boys Swimming and Diving vs. Sheehan Away – ]Sheehan HS Pool at 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, Dec. 28

Wrestling Trumbull Duals Away – Trumbull High School-Aux Gym at 9:00 a.m.

Boys Ice Hockey vs Staples Away – Milford Ice Pavillion-Ice Rink at 6:00 p.m

Girls Basketball vs Trumbull Home – Amity Regional High School-Paul D. Mengold Gymnasium at 6:00 p.m.

Girls Ice Hockey vs Hand-Coginchaug-Valley-Old Lyme Home – Hamden-Lou Astorino Ice Rink at 8:00 p.m.

Girls Basketball On A Roll

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Dec 212019
 

The Lady Spartans Varsity Basketball team is now 2-0 for the season.

Notes from the first game vs Career on Dec. 18.

This was a great team effort, lead by senior captain Jillian Martin with a personal high of 28 points, Jayne Whitman and Megan Smith added 7 points each, Jenna Vanhise with 4 blocked shots.

Amity won 59-30

Game Two vs Hillhouse

On Friday, the Lady Spartans had an amazing 20 point comeback against Hillhouse. This nailbiter resulted in a final score of 50-48.

Amity was down by 20 points in the third quarter.  The impressive comeback was sparked by 4 three-pointers from Freshman Sarah Granados in the third quarter.
The run continued in the 4th quarter with a key 3 pointer by Meadow Blakeslee’s and 2 three-pointers from Jillian Martin. At minute markdown by 3 points Martin with a key steal and converted lay-up and foul shot to tie the game at 48-48.
With 12 seconds left it was Martin with an assist to Eschweiler for the winning basket!!
(Martin with 19, Granados 15, Eschweiler 10)
— No, I didn’t suddenly start understanding sports. This was submitted by Robyn Martin. (Thank You!) 

 

This Week’s Amity Varsity Sports Schedules

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Dec 252018
 

Amity Athletes had a little break and now it’s back to business. Here is the Amity Varsity Sports schedule for this week.

Thursday, Dec. 27

Boys Swimming and Diving vs Sheehan Away at the Sheehan HS Pool at 10:00 a.m.

Girls Ice Hockey vs Avon-Southington-E.Granby-RHAM-Wethersfield Home at the Hamden Ice Rink 4:30 p.m.

Wrestling vs New Haven Wrestling Home at Amity High School at 6:00 p.m.

Girls Basketball vs Bethel Away at Bethel High School at 6:00 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 28

Girls Ice Hockey vs Ridgefield-Danbury Away at the Winter Garden Ice Arena at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 29

Wrestling Trumbull Duals Away at 9:00 a.m.

Boys Ice Hockey vs Staples Home at Bennett Rink in West Haven at 1:00 p.m.

Girls Basketball Bethel Holiday Tournament – Champ/Cons, Away To Be Announced.

Girls Indoor Track Will Wright InvitationalAway at SCSU at 3:00 p.m.

This Week’s Amity Varsity Sports Schedules

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Dec 092018
 

This week the regular season games begin and except for one scrimmage, everything from this day forward counts.

NOTE: Girls Ice Hockey has a new HOME. They now play out of Hamden instead of Shelton.

Here are this week’s Amity varsity sports schedules:

Monday, Dec. 10

Boys Basketball vs. Seymour (Scrim.) Home at Amity High School at 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

Girls Basketball vs Wilbur Cross Home at Amity High School at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 12

Boys Ice Hockey vs. New Fairfield Immaculate (NFI) Away at Danbury Ice Arena at 5:30 p.m.

file photo

Wrestling vs. Cheshire Away at Cheshire High East Gym at 6:00 p.m.

Girls Ice Hockey vs. ND Fairfield-Law-Foran-Weston-Pomperaug Home at Hamden Ice Rink at 4:00 p.m.Thursday, Dec. 13

Thursday, Dec. 13

Boys Basketball vs. Pomperaug Away at PHS Main Gym at 7:00 p.m.

Girls Basketball vs. Lyman Hall Home at Amity High School at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 14

No Scheduled Events

Saturday, Dec. 15

Wrestling Shelton Invitational Away at 10:00 a.m.

Boys Ice Hockey vs. Milford Coop Away at Milford Ice Pavilion at 1:00 p.m.

Girls Ice Hockey vs. Guilford Away at East Haven Ice Rink at 5:45 p.m.

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

Get Excited For The Amity 2018-19 Winter Sports Season

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Dec 052018
 

The Amity Winter Sports preview (scrimmage) games begin next week, and we just can’t wait to see what this year’s teams have in store for us.

On Wednesday, Dec. 5, there are four events to look forward to.

3:30 p.m. Varsity Girls Basketball vs Oxford Home  at Amity

5 p.m. Varsity Boys Basketball vs Guilford Home at Amity

7 p.m. Boys Ice Hockey vs Masuk Home at Bennett Rink, West Haven

7:30 p.m. Varsity Girls Ice Hockey vs Hall-Conard Away at Veterans’ Memorial Rink, West Hartford.