Girls’ Volleyball: Amity Slaps Hand With A Shut Out

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Sep 122017

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The Lady Spartans Volleyball team hosted the Daniel Hand Tigers in Woodbridge on Monday.

Amity dominated each of three games, defeating Hand 25-8, 25-9 and 25-15.

Amity 3, Hand 0

Amity’s Standout Players

Abby Harbinson 8 kills 6 aces 1 block, Dani Nordyk 5 kills, Jaiden Williams 32 assists,

Hand’s Top Players

Olivia Amplo 15 digs, Sara Wohlgemuth 12 assists

Records: Amity 1-1 (1-0), Daniel Hand 0-1 (0-1)

Girls Swimming: Lady Spartans Dive Into A New Season With First Victory

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Sep 112017

The butterfly stroke

The Lady Spartans Swim and Dive Team was on the road in Wallingford for a meet against the Mark T. Sheehan Titans on Monday, Sept. 11.

Amity splashed ahead of Sheehan surfacing with a 97-74 victory.
Amity’s Winning Events:
200-yard Medley Relay: A- 1:59.64 Molly Cox, Christiane Delda, Alejandra Barry-Ruiz, Amanda Hendrick
200-yard Freestyle: A- 2:08.51 Kayleigh Foley
200 Ind. Medley: A-2:25.28 Jenna Lu
50-yard Freestyle: A- 26.53 Amanda Hendrick
100-yard Butterfly: A- 1:02.75 Molly Cox
100 Freestyle: A- 58.81 Kalynna Hauser
500-yard Freestyle: A- 5:54.97 Jenna Lu
400-yard Freestyle Relay: No official entry
Sheehan’s Winning Events:
Diving: S- 189.95 Marisa Soldi
200-yard Freestyle Relay: S- 2:00.22 Rachel Kerrigan, Amy Bui, Catherine Neal, Katelyn Cosgrove
100-yard Backstroke: S- 1:37.21  Lila Pickering 100 yard Breaststroke: S- 1:29.23 Rachel Kerrigan,
100-yard Breaststroke: S- 1:29.23 Rachel Kerrigan
Records: Amity (1-0)  Sheehan (0-1)

Girls Basketball: Amity Improves Record to 9-1 After Defeating Cheshire 60-54

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Jan 122014

DSC_0023Amity’s Chloe Brinton and Cheshire’s Missy Bailey tied for highest point makers in SCC Housatonic Division Game in Cheshire.

The Lady Spartans won its 9th consecutive game of the season on Friday taking the lead in the first quarter  with Elsie Graham scoring 6 six points and Mikaila Schmitt with 5. The first quarter ended 15-12 – Amity.

Amity came out strong in the second with Cheshire’s Emily Inzero making a 3-point goal and Jill Howard with two free throws  and Kya O’Donnell scoring 10 points, helping boost the Rams to within two points of the Lady Spartans 33-31.

The third quarter saw Chloe Brinton score 8 of her 18 game points for Amity, which included a 3-point goal and three foul shots. Third period score 48-33.

Cheshire really rallied in the final quarter coming within a 3 point deficit 50-47 with 6:23 left in the game with a lot of help from Ciara Haensel. Unfortunately, with just 1:49 remaining,  Bailey suffered a ankle sprain on a driving layup. Amity kept on it’s excellent team play and was victorious 60-54.


Chole Brinton 5 6-8 18,  Isabella Bierezowiec 2 4-6 8,  Elsie Graham 3 5-8 11, Janae Graham 2 2-5 6, Molly Ronan 4 0-0 8, Mikaila Schmitt 3 2-2 9.


Missy Bailey 5 8-11 18, Sara Como 2 0-0 5, Lily Dolyak 1 1-2 3, Ciara Haensel 2 3-4 7, Jill Howard 2 0-2 4, Emily Inzero 1 0-0 3, Bry McIntosh 1 0-0 2, Kya O’Donnell 5 2-4 12. Totals: 19 14-24 54.

3-Point Goals—Amity: Brinton 2, Schmitt 1; Cheshire: Como 1, Inzero 1.

Amity made 19 of 28 free throws: Cheshire made 14 of 24.

Amity        15  18  15  12  —  60

Cheshire   12  19  12  11   —  54


Team Records—Amity: 9-1, 3-0; Cheshire: 7-3, 2-2.

Photos courtesy of  Felicia Schmitt



Girls Basketball: Lady Spartans Crush the Hornets 44-29

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Jan 272013


File photo of Chloe Brinton from a season home game


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Tenacious, aggressive, ferocious, intense—take your pick. Each of those adjectives (and many more) could be used to describe the type of defense played by the Amity girls basketball team in Thursday night’s 44-29 victory over Branford in a Southern Connecticut Conference inter-divisional battle that was played in Woodbridge. In addition to limiting the 7-7 Hornets to their second lowest offensive output of the season, (last month, they scored only 27 against Norwalk), the Lady Spartans (now 10-4) allowed them to take only 39 shot and connect on just 12 (31%). Amity (16 of 47 from the floor ––34%) also outrebounded Branford 41-27.

“Tonight, things came together defensively,” said Amity coach Michelle Martinik. “I’ve been telling my girls that I want them to focus on each of our opponent’s possessions, contest every shot, and battle for every rebound. We did rebound well tonight. It’s tough to win if you don’t outrebound the other team.”

While she was scoreless, Kristen Post grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds and Mikala Schmitt hauled in 8 rebounds as well as dropping in 14 points.  In addition to her six rebounds, Chloe Brinton also dropped in 14 points.

According to Martinik, “Mikala does a nice job under the glass. In addition to playing the post, she’s always in the right position for rebounds. She also wants and fights for every ball.  With her speed and size (5-feet 11-inches) it’s tough for opposing teams to match up with her.”

  Branford scored first on Hannah Zampano’s jumper from the side of the lane. It would prove to be the Hornets’ first, last, and only lead of the night. Lay-ups by  Janae Graham and Sarah Rives were sandwiched around a bucket from Brinton to give Amity a 6-2 lead with five minutes to go in the first period, a lead that it never gave up. Elise Graham bagged a jumper with seven seconds left and the Lady Spartans led 12-7. When Schmitt drove the base line and scored with 3:04 left in the first half, the Black and Gold had its biggest lead, 23-15. They would prove to be the final points of the first half.

Janae Graham swished a three ball with 3:28 to go in the third quarter, extending the Lady Spartans’ advantage to 11 points (28-17). Gabrielle Melgar’s drive at 5:19 was followed by Zampano’s three point play at 4:30 that cut the spread back to six points (28-22) but they would be the last field goals the Hornets would score in the third quarter. With Brinton draining a three ball from deep in the corner at 3:28, Amity closed the period with an 8-1 run and a 36-23 lead—a lead that was extended to 15 points  (44-29) when Brinton drew down the curtain by  by sinking three late free throws in a rather uneventful fourth quarter.

“We focus on every game but it was nice to get our 10th win of the season. The wins are good as they help us improve our ranking for States,” Martinik said.

Zampano led the Hornets with 14 points.

Amity visits Lyman Hall Monday at 7 p.m.

Swimming: Amity Splashes Past Sacred Heart Academy 102-76

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Oct 122012


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Like Ol’ Man River, the Amity girls swim team just keeps rolling along.  The Lady Spartans improved their record to 8-0 Thursday when they downed Sacred Heart Academy 102-76 at the Orange Community Center Pool. This meet was Anna Lu’s turn to be in the spot light. In addition to winning both the 200-yard freestyle  (1minute, 58.29 seconds) and the 500 free (5:18.05), Lu anchored Amity’s winning 200 free relay. She teamed with Sydney Formica, Lauren Perrone, and Dana Chung to post a first place time of 1:47.43.

Madeline Snow placed first in the 200 individual medley (2:16.57) and joined with Mollee Lasto, Natalie Ambrosey, and Melissa Gulia for a winning time of 2:00.91 in the 200 medley relay.

Additional Amity winners include: Carly Young (diving—169.45), Dana Grindall (100 butterfly—58.11), and Chung (100 free–56.32).

Jamie Robinson was a bright spot for the visiting Pacers as she claimed both the 50 free (27.18), and the 100 breaststroke (1:19.27).

As usual, Amity built a big lead and then chose to swim exhibition in the meet’s final three events.  

This loss drops the Pacers’ record to 6-3.

Amity returns to action on Tuesday, October 16th to swim Mercy at the Wesleyan University pool in Middletown.

If you’d like to sponsor the Swim Team for the rest of the season, call Terri at 203-506-1747

Field Hockey: Amity Shuts Out Sacred Heart In Season Opener

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Sep 192012

Amity vs Sacred Heart in Season Opener


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Second half goals by junior forward Nicole Simon and senior forward Sydney DeStefano (with assists by senior Co-Captain/forward Danielle Liebowitz on both goals) earned the Amity field hockey team a 2-0 Southern Connecticut Conference season-opening shut-out victory over Sacred Heart Academy last week.

According to second-year Coach Sarah Hale, “We looked good form-wise. Last year we were 3-13, so it’s the first time in a while that we played like a team. Danielle (Liebowitz), Sydney (DeStefano), and Kira (Saunders) were able to use their skills to open the field and get the ball up field with some good passes. They all played smart games.”

Amity outshot the Pacers 9-2. Senior goalie Hannah Berovici needed to make only 2 saves in recording her first scholastic shut-out.

With 1 game down and 15 more to go, Hale took time to talk about her expectations for the 2012 season.

She said, “It’s great to be back. I know the skills are there Now, I can’t wait to see what we can do and how we come together as a team.”

While Allie Kramer and Alicia Cardella graduated in June, Hale is welcoming back a host of experienced players.

Berovici guarded the net last year and will do so again this year, but junior Lauren Kelly may also see some action as goalie. Amity’s defense will be comprised of senior Allis Kochiss, juniors Taylor Burosso and Moran Howard along with freshman Stephanie Esposito. Senior Co-Captain Jessica Kreiger and Saunders will be the starting midfielders. While seniors Sam Testa, Liebowitz, and DeStefano, along with Simon will be the forward attackers. If and when Hale needs help off the bench, she will turn to junior forward Tina Glusar and junior defender McKenzie Stuart.

According to Hale, “Our top goals are to play consistently as a team and win enough matches (6) to qualify for the post-season state tournament.”

She sees Cheshire , Guilford , and Hand as the teams to be in the SCC.

“I think we have a lot of potential and have improved since last year. The tools are there. Now, we need to bring the skills we do have all together and play as a team. That’s really our key to success this fall.  Our biggest need is to be able to string together 60 good, solid minutes of play. We have good game sense and stick skills. I know the girls have the drive and want to do well, but we still need to improve our communication with each other on the field,” Hale said.

The 1-0 Lady Spartans visit Lyman Hall this afternoon at 3:45.        

If your company, or player’s parents would like to sponsor this team for the season, call Terri at 203-506-1747.