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Girls Basketball: Amity Lady Spartans Split a Pair

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Mar 072021
 

The Amity Lady Spartans completed another week of play with a pair of SCC conference games on the road against a tough Wilbur Cross team and at home this past Friday against Shelton on Senior Night.

Amity vs Wilbur Cross

In their first game of the week, the Spartans were down early after one quarter 11-6, but bounced back with a big second quarter behind the shot-making of Meghan Smith, Skylar Burzynski, and Jayne Whitman who all sank three-point baskets early in the quarter. Whitman connected on another three-pointer and a jumper from the top of the key right before the halftime buzzer to give Amity a 24-19 advantage at the intermission. The Governors of Wilbur Cross came out inspired in the third quarter with an aggressive half-court trap that gave the Spartans trouble and swung the momentum into a 12 point lead for Wilbur Cross until another three-pointer at the horn by Whitman that cut the lead to 9 entering the final period. The Governors came out hot to start the fourth quarter and cruised to a 64-45 victory.

Amity was led in scoring by Jayne Whitman who tallied 15 points that included 3 three-point shots. Mya Manzione and Skylar Burzynski each chipped in with 7,  Becky Marchitto with 6, and Meghan Smith with 5. Other Spartans to hit the scoring column included Sarah Granados with 3 and senior center Abby Eschweiler with 2 points.

Amity (6-2)

Abby Eschweiler 1 0 0-0 2, Meghan Smith 1 1 0-0 5, Jayne Whitman 2 3 2-3 15, Sarah Granados 0 1 0-0 3, Becky Marchitto 3 0 0-2 6, Mya Manzione 2 0 3-4 7, Skylar Burzynski 2 1 0-0 7

Amity vs Shelton

In their next game, the Spartans hosted the Gales of Shelton on Senior night. In a tightly played first quarter, the home team got out to a 6-5 lead at the break. Amity put together a big second quarter outscoring Shelton 16-4 led by some tenacious defense by Sarah Granados and Meghan Smith. The offensive in the second quarter included a three-pointer from Sklyar Burzynski, along with tough baskets in the paint by Becky Marchitto, Jayne Whitman, Granados, and Smith. Mya Manzione and Sophia Swift took advantage of Shelton’s foul’s and each sank a pair of free throws to give Amity a 22-9 lead at the break. Shelton started the second half scoring the first 5 points, but Amity steadied itself and maintained a relatively comfortable lead, and finished with a 36-25 victory to take their record to 7-2.

The Spartans saw seven players hit the scoring column on Senior night. Skylar Burzynski tallied 8 points with 2 three-point field goals. Sarah Granados hit for 7, Meghan Smith with 6, and Manzione, Whitman, and Swift each with 4, and Becky Marchitto rounded out the scoring with 3 points. Amity honored the following Seniors for their contributions to the program: Abby Eschweiler, Abby GaNun, Mya Manzione, Meghan Smith, Becky Marchitto, Sophia Swift, Sklyar Burzynski, and Manager Charlotte Delvecchio. Amity is back in action this week traveling to North Haven Tuesday evening before their final regular-season home game versus Sacred Heart Academy.

Amity (7-2)  Abby Eschweiler 0 0 0-0 0, Meghan Smith 3 0 0-0 6, Jayne Whitman 2 0 0-1 4, Abby Ganun 0 0 0-0 0, Sophia Swift 0 0 4-4 4, Sarah Granados 2 1 0-0 7, Mya Manzione 0 0 4-6 4, Skylar Burzynski 1 2 0-4 8, Becky Marchitto 1 0 1-2 3

 

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

Amity Wrestling: Eight Seniors Honored On Feb. 12

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Feb 162020
 

On Wednesday, Feb. 12, the Amity Spartans Wrestling team hosted the East Haven Yellow Jackets. Before the match, the senior wrestlers of the class of 2020 were recognized during a brief ceremony.

Plenty of fans came out to root for the Spartans as they took on a division rival, and joined in the celebration for seniors Alex Ablozhey, Brayden Esposito, Simon Flaherty, Claire Jackson, Liam Keylock, AJ Pocwierz, Bill Regan, and Ahmad Sileiman

Congratulations to our Seniors!

— by Mike Cala

Photos by Darren Johnson

Girls Basketball: Tara Laugeni Makes History, Leads Team to Victory on Senior Night

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Feb 142019
 

The Lady Spartans Basketball team hosted the Career Panthers on Monday, Feb. 11, at Amity High School.

This was a special evening for two of the players, Tara Laugeni, and Haley Esparo, the only seniors on the team. Fans kept their attention on #34 – Laugeni, counting each time she made a basket waiting for that one point when she would hit that magical number 1,000 and join the other four female players in Amity history to accomplish this landmark.

Laugeni made two 2-point shots in the first quarter and, with the second shot came her big moment. Her teammates, parents, family members, coach, and friends charged onto the court and put the game on hold for about three minutes while everyone took photos and congratulated her.

In total, Laugeni scored 20 points in this game, followed by Jill Martin, with 19.

Esparo made 5 points, and Skylar Burzynski, Cat Thomas and Meaghan Smith each added 4.

The Lady Spartans declawed the Panthers in this game, the closest that Career came in the point spread was 3 points behind at the end of the first quarter at 17-14.

The halftime score was 34-16, Amity.

Third quarter, in which many of Amity’s younger players took the court, ended at 50-18.

Everyone got to play in the fourth quarter and the Lady Spartans won this senior night game 60-24.

 

I must commend the Panthers for demonstrating good sportsmanship throughout this game. Their #3 was always there to extend a hand and help someone up off the floor no matter what team she was from. That was refreshing.

NEXT UP: The girls defeated Guilford 39-34 at Amity on Thursday and now it’s on to the SCC Girls Basketball Quarterfinals on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Sheehan HS, #2 Hamden vs. #7 Amity Regional, 2:30 p.m.

Photos by Scott Burzynski

Boys Basketball: Big Night For Spartans And Coach Jeff Nielsen

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Feb 152018
 

Valentine’s Day was a big night for the Amity Spartans Boys Basketball program, the Amity Army was there showing their love on Senior Night, Coach Jeff Nielsen had his 200th career win, and the team secured a spot in the SCC Tournament as the No. 6 seed.

The Spartans took on the Foran Lions in Woodbridge and actually were behind in the first three minutes. Then suddenly they just took over and dominated the game, leaving Foran behind 73-45. (A sweet senior night victory)

Amity’s Tyler Thomas was the game’s high scoring player with 30 points. Foran’s Matt Cruz made 19 points for the Lions.

Scoreboard

Amity 22   41   58   73   

Foran 18   24   37   45 

 

Scoring
Foran   18    6  13    8 – 45
Amity  22  19  17  15  – 73

 

Amity
Tyler Thomas 12 1-1 30 (five 3-pointers, five assists,five revounds), Jack Nolan 3 2-4 9 (one 3-pointer), James Van Hise 3 0-1 6 (eight rebounds, three assists), Chris Bierezowiec 3 0-1 6, Cole Wissink 2 0-0 5 (one 3-pointer),  Joe Benedetti 2 0-0 4,  Nick Huribal 2 0-0 4, Sebastian Formica 1 0-0 3 (one 3-pointer), Brian Curtin 1 0-0 2, Quinn Burke 1 0-0 2, Tanner Thomas 1 0-0 2  Totals 31 3-7 73
Foran
Matt Cruz 6 5-7 19 (two 3-pointers), Todd Gentley 5 1-4 11, John Shannon 2 2-2 7 (one 3-pointer), Tyler Heenan 1 0-0 3 (one 3-pointer), Victor Rios 1 1-1 3, Michael Simmonell 1 0-0 2  Totals 16 9-14 45
3 Point Field Goals: Foran 4, Amity 8

Wrestling: Amity Defeats Notre Dame of West Haven 53-21

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Feb 042018
 

On Tuesday, January 30, the Amity Wrestling team beat Notre Dame of West Haven 53-21 to remain undefeated in the SCC B division.

On this night, Amity also held its Senior Night celebration to honor its four senior wrestlers, Christian Chadwick, Shayna Goldblatt, Sam Keylock & Matthew Rothman.

This was a strategic match with both coaches bumping wrestlers up to different weight classes to try and get the most favorable match ups to score as many team points as possible.

Head Coach Ryan Roddy said “It was great to see all of the excitement in the gym on Senior Night. We had a great turnout from our fans and all four senior wrestlers finished their careers at home with a win. Juniors Justin Griffin and Cole Johnson pulled off key wins to help Amity secure the victory tonight.”

Amity 53, Notre Dame, West Haven 21

106- Shayna Goldblatt (A) Forfeit

113- Christian Chadwick (A) Forfeit

120- Aiden Hebert (A) Forfeit

126- Cole Johnson (A) dec. Jeff Brocole (ND) 9-5

132- Liam Keylock (A) dec. Johnson (ND) 12-2

138- Chris Fillon (ND) pinned Claire Jackson (A) 2:37

145- Tyler Hughes (ND) pinned Jesmond McVety (A) 1:32

152- Connor Massey (ND) pinned Shaki Gray (A) 2:21

160- Matt Rothman (A) pinned Jonah Dohr (ND) 0:53

170- Sam Keylock (A) dec. Matt Peters (ND) 15-6

182- Alex Barbour (ND) dec. Andrew Seaton (A) 6-4

195- Simon Flaherty (A) pinned John Paulson (ND) 4:23

220- Josh Foote (A) pinned Bombier (ND) 3:29

285- Justin Griffin (A) pinned Clark Rubin (ND) 3:03

Boys Swimming: Senior Night, Amity Totally Splashes Past Branford

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Feb 172015
 

The Amity Boys Swim Team

The Amity Boys Swim Team

The Branford Hornets felt the sting of the Amity Spartans on Feb. 17.

Senior Night was a special one for the Spartans (5-3) as they defeated Branford 96.5 – 76.5 in Orange.
Amity’s two seniors/captains are Alec Melotto and Ben Bacal.
Amity’s Winning Events:
200 Medley Relay A 1:46.35 – Colin Roy, Ben Clemens, Zac Babbitz, Kevin Zhao
200 IM A 2:10.14- Ben Clemens
100 Free A 51.13 Colin Roy
100 Breaststroke A 1:01.85 Ben Clemens
Amity Seniors Ben Bacal and Alec Melotto with coachTodd Rainey.

Amity Seniors Ben Bacal and Alec Melotto with         Coach Todd Rainey

 

Branford’s Winning Events:

200 Free B- 1:54.12 Thomas Shao
50 Free B 24.17- Aleksandras Karosas
Diving B 264.65 Dean Conte
100 Fly B 58.01 Kevin Jin
500 Free B 5:12.81- Benjamin Greenvall
200 Free Relay B 1:39.26 Kevin Jin, Noah Lohman, Thomas Shao, Benjamin Greenvall
100 Back B 58.58 Aleksandras Karosas
400 Free Relay B 3:35.96 Aleandro Hanaj, Aleksandras Karosas, Benjamin Greenvall, Thomas Shao

Girls Basketball: Senior Night a Bittersweet Occasion

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Feb 022015
 

IMG_2911The Lady Spartans had a tough competitor for their Senior Night game on Jan. 30.

The hard-working Amity team went up against Lauralton Hall in Woodbridge.

But before the two teams hit the court, the senior class members took a bow and no one was moved as much as senior captain Janaya Young, who was sidelined by an injury all season long.

As the game began she symbolically took her place on the court, and overcome with emotion, she soon walked over to sit with her teammates. Still, her inability to play the game she loves and excelled at in past seasons, didn’t squash her spirit as she cheered the Ladies on.

Lauralton quickly dominated the game finishing the first quarter 12-4. The continued their crusade, hitting hard and went into the half with a 27-12 lead.

The Lady Spartans fought back in an exciting third quarter, raking in 19 points and pulling into the lead 32-31.

Sadly, for Amity fans, the Lauralton girls would not have any of that and continued their assault slamming the Lady Spartans with interceptions and foul shots.

And Lauralton was victorious 53-44.

Lauralton’s Amethyst Barzee, a junior, was the Crusaders’ high scorer with 16 points.

Amity’s Elise Graham was the game’s top scoring player with 21, followed by Molly Dragan with 14.

 

 

Boys Lacrosse: Amity Defeats Shelton 12-4, Improves Record to 13-3

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May 262014
 

IMG_6575So, just how good is the Amity Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team? With a record of 13-3, this is the winningest regular season in the history of Amity Lacrosse, according to coach Brandon Pepe.
The Spartans hosted the Gaels on Senior Day, Thursday, May 22 in Woodbridge.
Junior Brad Uscilla was the high scorer in this game, with 4 goals, followed by Senior Captain Joe Choiniere with 3 goals and 2 assists.
Junior Jake Milner made 1 gaol and had 2 assists; Seniors Johnny Uscilla, Mike Cala, Steve Sember and Dave Buono each made 1 goal in their final home game of the season.
Junior Tyler Burns had 2 assists.
Coach Pepe was proud of his boys. “It was great to get a win on Senior Day. These 17 boys put in a lot of hard work over their four years with the program, and they definitely deserved to win this game,” he said. “We started out controlling the ball for most of the first quarter which lead to a 5-0 lead. The boys really wanted to come out and make a statement and get our 13th win.”
The Spartans outshot the Gaels 23-16 in this 12-4 Amity win.
Shelton’s Chris Schiffer, Kyle Drost, Jesse Gill-Lopez, and T Jones each scored 1 goal for the Gaels.
After this loss, Shelton’s season record is 9-7.
The Spartans have an away conference game at Fairfield Prep on Wednesday, May 28 at 4 p.m.
See the Maxpreps comparisons HERE.
 

Girls Track: Amity Defeats Shelton 87.5 – 62.5

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May 152014
 

IMG_3612The Amity Varsity Track Team hosted Shelton in Woodbridge on Tuesday, May 13.

Following are the results of this Amity Win on Senior Night.


Amity 87.5, Shelton 62.5


100: Zoie Reed (A), 12.68

200: Elizabeth Lewis (S), 28.49

400: Brooke Krohley (A), 1:01.04

800: Melissa Taggart (A), 2:28.62

1600: Emily Criscuolo (A), 5:26.75

3200: Sarah Stein (A), 12:16.99

100 hurdles: Laurel Bailey (S), 16.76

300 hurdles: Lauren Duhl (A), 46.94

4×100 relay: Amity (Alissa Beedle, Lauren Duhl, Shaylyn Sullivan,  Zoie Reed), 51.34

4×400 Meter Relay: Amity (Alissa Beedle, Lauren Duhl, Brooke Krohley, Christine Hill) 4:19.80

4×800 Meter Relay: Amity (Dakota Kelly,  Emma Tucker,  Melissa Taggart,  Lisa Gorham), 10:30.39

High Jump: Shauna Ciola (A), 4-6

Pole Vault: Bailey (S) 10-1

Long Jump: Reed (A), 17-7

Triple Jump: Sara Lipinski (S), 30-5

Shot Put: Samantha Bailey (S), 36-6.75

Discus: Victoria Begley (S), 101-4

Javelin: Begley (S), 104-3.

 

Cheer on The Lady Spartans Basketball Team on Senior Night (Friday, Feb. 14)

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Feb 142014
 

The Amity Lady Spartans and Crew.

The Amity Lady Spartans and Crew.

The Amity girls basketball team has an impressive 17-2 record, and they have their senior night against Sacred Heart on Friday.

They’re led by 9 seniors. (Mikaila Schmitt, Chloe Brinton, Amanda Vecchio, Isabella Bierezowiec, Janae Graham, Rachel Nevollis, Molly Ronan, Kathleen Feng, and Ashley Wu)

Come on out to Amity Feb. 14 at 6:45 p.m. to see these amazing young women do what they do best. And thank the seniors for their contributions.