Jun 022021

The Amity Varsity Sports Season is drawing to a close with a few more games and the CIAC Championship meets and games.

We wish our Spartans and Lady Spartans all the best as they battle to stay on top and come home with the title.

Wednesday, June 2

Girls Tennis vs New Canaan HOME at Amity Tennis Courts at 3 p.m.

Softball vs Newtown HOME at Amity at 4 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse vs Xavier HOME at Amity Field 3 at 4:30 p.m.

Boys Volleyball vs Trumbull AWAY at Trumbull High School at 5 p.m.

Next Week

Monday, June 7

Boys Golf CIAC Div1 Golf Championship AWAY Tallwood CC at 8 a.m.

Wednesday, June 9

Girls Golf CIAC Div1 Golf Championship AWAY Grassy Hill CC at 8:30 a.m.

Boys Outdoor Track CIAC Open Boys Outdoor Track Championship AWAY Willow Brook Park at 1:30 p.m.

Girls Outdoor Track CIAC Open Girls Outdoor Track Championship AWAY Willow Brook Park at 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 12

Boys Golf CIAC State Open Golf Championship AWAY Black Hall Club at 1 p.m.

Girls Golf CIAC State Open Golf Championship AWAY Black Hall Club at 1 p.m.



Amity Lady Spartans Conclude Regular Season

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Mar 182021

The Amity Lady Spartans finished a tough end-of-season schedule in the SCC conference games losing their final three games. The team finished the regular season above 500 with a record of 7-5 and now heads to a modified SCC tournament where they are the number 6 seed in Division 1 and will travel to take on the number 3 seed Wilbur Cross this Friday.

Amity vs North Haven

In game one the Spartans lost a physically tough back-and-forth game on the home court of North Haven. Amity was seeking to avenge an early-season two-point loss at home versus the Indians.

The team was down early 13-8 but came back with a great defensive effort combined with some deft shot-making to take a 23-20 lead at the half. The home team came out hot in the third quarter to reclaim the lead by seven points heading into the final quarter.

The gritty Spartans climbed their way back and cut the North Haven lead to three points and had a few chances to tie in the final minute but could not get the ball to go down and force overtime.

Amity was led in scoring by Becky Marchitto who tallied 12 points. Sophomore Sarah Granados added 9 points, Skylar Burzynski chipped in with 7, Meghan Smith with 5, Jayne Whitman with 4, and senior center Abby Eschweiler with 2 points.

Amity (7-3) 8 15 5 10 — 38

North Haven (5-5) 13 7 15 6 — 41

Abby Eschweiler 1 0 0-0 2, Meghan Smith 2 0 1-2 5, Jayne Whitman 2 0-0 4, Sarah Granados 2 1 2-3 9, Becky Marchitto 3 0 6-10 12, Skylar Burzynski 3 0-0 6

Amity vs Sacred Heart Academy

In their next game, the Spartans hosted another top SCC opponent in the Sharks from Sacred Heart Academy of Hamden. In a hotly contested first quarter, the home team got out to a fast 14-8 lead getting hot from behind the 3-point line with Jayne Whitman connecting for 2 from long range along with 3-point shots from Skylar Burzynski and Sarah Granados.

Sacred Heart came out hot in the second quarter regaining the lead and outscoring Amity 17-6 to take a 5-point lead into half time 25-20. In a back-and-forth third quarter Amity got buckets from Becky Marchitto, Meghan Smith, Abby Eschweiler, and Sophia Swift to keep the score close at 36-30 going to the fourth quarter.

Sacred Heart came out fast in the final quarter to take a double-digit lead and
maintained it the rest of the way closing out the Spartans 51-37.

The Spartans were led in scoring by Becky Marchitto and Jayne Whitman with 8 points each. Skylar Burzynski added 7 points, Sarah Granados 6, Meghan Smith with 4 and Abby Eschweiler and Sophia Swift rounded out the scoring with 2points each.

Sacred Heart Academy (10-1) 8 17 11 15 — 51

Amity (7-4) 14 6 10 7 — 37

Abby Eschweiler 1 0 0-0 2, Meghan Smith 2 0 0-0 4, Jayne Whitman 1 2 0-0 8, Sophia Swift 1 0 0-0 2, Sarah Granados 0 2 0-0 6, Ribecka Marchitto 3 0 2-2 8, Skylar Burzynski 1 1 2-4 7

Amity vs Shelton

In the Spartans’ last regular-season game of the season, Amity traveled to the valley to take on a Shelton team that they beat on their home court just ten days earlier. In a tightly played first half, which saw the Spartans up 10-7 after one quarter that was a five-points at one point, Shelton’s size in the paint started to create problems for

Amity with many second-chance opportunities that resulted in a basket in the closing seconds to take a 17-16 lead at the intermission. It was a struggle to score for both teams in the third quarter, with Shelton getting some shots to drop towards the end of the quarter taking a 25-20 lead going to the final period.

The Spartans were able to get within six points in the fourth quarter but could not overcome the deficit and came up short, losing 38-27. Jayne Whitman 11 points and Sarah Granados 8 points both canned 2 three-point shots and led the Spartans offensively. Senior guard Meghan Smith added 5 points that included three-point field goal and 2 points from Becky Marchitto and a free throw from Meredyth Laskowski to round out the scoring.

Amity (7-5) 10 6 4 7 — 27

Shelton (6-6) 7 10 8 13 — 38

Abby Eschweiler 0 0 0-0 0, Meghan Smith 1 1 0-0 5, Jayne Whitman 2 2 1-1 11, Sophia Swift 0 0 0-0 0, Sarah Granados 1 2 0-0 8, Ribecka Marchitto 1 0 0-2 2, Skylar Burzynski 0 0 0-2 0, Meredyth Laskowski 0 0 1-2 1, Abby Ganun 0 0 0-0 0

— Again, our heartfelt thanks to Ed Whitman and Scott Burzynski for the story and photos which allow us to give the Lady Spartans the coverage they deserve. 

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. 

Girl’s Swimming: Lauralton Edges Amity In Virtual Meet

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Oct 222020

On Monday, October 19, the Amity Lady Spartans Swim Team went up against Lauralton Hall in a Virtual meet.

Lauralton won this one 96-90

Amity’s winning events:
200 Medley Relay – Amity 1:58.05 Lizzie Bodie, Mandy Robinson, Katie O’Connor, Emma Tirollo
50 Free – Amity 25.63 Katie O’Connor
Diving – Amity 170.55 Caitlyn Smith
100 Fly – Amity1:02.25 Grace Mahon
100 Breast – Amity 1:18.28 Mandy Robinson
Lauralton’s winning events:
200 Free – LH 2:00.30 Claire Kehley
200 IM – LH 2:18.40 Morgan Bagnall
100 Free – LH 56.22 Morgan Bagnall
500 Free – LH 5:20.58 Claire Kehley 
200 Free Relay – LH 1:46.92 Ashlyn Blessey, Elizabeth Long, Morgan Bagnall, Claire Kehley
100 Back – LH 1:01.46 Vivian Freitas
400 Free Relay – LH 3:52.99 Ashlyn Blessey, Morgan Bagnall, Claire Kehley, Vivian Freitas

Lady Spartan Hoopster Jillian Martin Joins The 1,000 Point Club

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Jan 182020

The Paul D. Mengold Gymnasium at Amity High School was electric on Friday night. Fans in the stands anxiously clutched their yellow sheets of paper waiting for that golden moment. Senior Jillian Martin had 999 career points under her belt and needed just one more to join the previous 12 Amity boys and girls who scored 1,000 points in the past.

There is no ‘I’ in T.E.A.M.

Like a true team player, Jillian didn’t hog the ball and try to make her mark, rather she passed it to her teammates when they were open and played the game as she always had.

Then, with 5:44 remaining in the first quarter, Jillian stood on the foul line for a shot and nailed it. The crowd roared, and stood up in the stands holding their sheets of paper with “1,000” printed on them, teammates ran in with a banner and four giant gold helium balloons and amongst the hugs and smiles, made a bee line to center court for the congratulatory photo ops.

Congratulations Jillian, You EARNED This!

After a minute or two, the referee blew his whistle, everyone cleared the court and the game continued.

Hillhouse fought hard, but they simply couldn’t stay ahead of our Lady Spartans.

See game story to be published soon.




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!) 


Here’s the 2018 Amity Varsity Girls Cross Country Schedule

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Aug 282018

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The Amity Varsity Girls Cross Country Schedule for 2018 includes two home meets.

Friday, Sept. 7, Black and Gold meet, Home at Fitzgerald Trail, Woodbridge at 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 12, vs Sacred Heart Academy, Lyman Hall and Mercy, away at Sacred Heart-West Haven at 4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 15, Wilton Invitational, away at Allen’s Meadow, Wilton at 9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 20, vs Guilford, Hillhouse and Sheehan, away at East River Preserve at 4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 22, Ocean State Invitational, away in Rhode Island at 9 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 25, vs Wilbur Cross, away at East Rock Park at 4 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 6,  Wickham Park Invitational, away at Wickham Park at 9 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 10, vs Cheshire and Shelton, Home at Fitzgerald Trail in Woodbridge at 4 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 18, SCC Championship Away, To be announced

Saturday, Oct. 27, State Championship, away at Wickham Park to be announced.

Friday, Nov. 2, State Open, away at Wickham Park to be announced.

Saturday, Nov. 10, New England Tournament, away to be announced.


Girls’ Basketball: Jan. 7 Amity vs East Haven Game Results

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Jan 092017

The Lady Spartans Basketball team was on the road in East Haven on Friday.

Amity’s Jillian Martin was the game’s high scoring player with 24 points. East Haven’s Olivia Coyle followed with 23 points.

Amity had a 6 point lead after the first quarter 18-12, but it was downhill after that.


Amity 18 10 10 16 – 54

East Haven 12 15 15 21 – 63

The game’s point-makers 

Amity: Hannah Iwaszkiewicz 8, Tara Laugeni 8, Emma Gehr 7,  Hayley Esparo 4, and Carly Marchitto 3. Totals: 18 13-21 54

East Haven: Kylie Schlottman 22, Alexis Pendziwater 6, Isabella Ragaini 5, Marley Herard 5, Haley Capozzo 2. Totals: 20 19-31 63

3-point goals: Amity 5 (Martin 4, Gehr 1); East Haven 4 (Pendziwater 2, Ragaini 1, Herard 1);

Records: Amity 4-3; East Haven 8-1

The Lady Spartans are HOME tonight at 7 p.m.

Volleyball: Lady Spartans Edge Closer To The State Title Tonight

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Nov 102016

img_0061The Amity Girls’ Volleyball team won the SCC Championships and now they are working their way toward the State Title.

Come Cheer on these phenomenal athletes at Amity High School tonight at 5 p.m. for the second round games.

This just may be our year! Go Spartans!


Three Amity Girls’ Teams Have Big Events Tuesday

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Oct 312016

img_0581The Amity Girls Swimming and Dive Team (10-2) will participate in the SCC Qualifier in Cheshire on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m.

Later this week, on Thursday, Nov. 3, the Lady Spartans no doubt will compete in the SCC Championship Meet at Southern CT State University at 6 p.m.

Also on Tuesday, Nov. 1, the Girls Volleyball Team (17-1) will play Foran (10-10) in the SCC Quarter Final in Woodbridge at 6:30 p.m.

img_1377As previously reported on Orange Live, the Amity Varsity Girls Soccer Team (10-3-2) will compete in the SCC Semi-Final game in Cheshire on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m.

The Lady Spartans had one loss 1-4 and one victory 4-3 against Cheshire during the regular season.

Good luck and continued success to all our fabulous female athletes.