Pat Winkel won state championships his first two seasons at Amity High and helped lead the Spartans to the state finals as a junior. In Winkel’s senior year this past spring, Amity “only” made it to the Class LL semifinals, where it fell to Ridgefield, 2-1. And yet it may have been Winkel’s most satisfying […]
Trailing 5-1 with one inning left to save the season against one of the top pitchers in the state, Amity coach Sara Hale gathered her team for potentially the final time. The Spartans’ sixth state championship never seemed so far away as Kara …
It’s only fitting that the lone team to post an undefeated record would finish atop the final edition of the GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 poll. Masuk finished off its season in style, rolling through the Class L tournament en route to its fourth state championship in school history and first under coach Leigh Barone. Masuk completed […]
WOODBRIDGE — Orange’s Patrick Winkel is putting a professional baseball career on hold for now. The Amity High school senior, drafted by the New York Yankees last week, will attend UConn in the fall.
“I feel the opportunity at UConn is a reall…
Recaps: Class LL | Class L | Class M | Class S The high school softball season came to a close Saturday afternoon with Amity defeating Trumbull 13-7 to win the Class LL title. That came on the heels of wins by Masuk in Class L, Stafford in Class S and St. Joseph in Class […]
WEST HAVEN — Five days after staging one of the most memorable comebacks in the Class LL softball tournament, fifth-seeded Amity was back to business. There was a championship at stake, and the Spartans made sure not to let it slip out of thei…
2018 Spring Championship Scoreboard LIVE UPDATES ♦♦♦ CLASS LL No. 2 Trumbull (24-2) vs. No. 5 Amity (21-4) When: Saturday, 4 p.m. Where: Biondi Field, West Haven ON THE AIR/WEB: WAVZ 1300-AM Championship game appearances: Trumbull is making second appearance (1-0), won in 2017. Amity is making 15th appearance (5-9), last won in 2012. What […]
Pregame batting practice was in full swing for the Amity-Woodbridge baseball team on Wednesday afternoon when Pat Winkel got the news.
The New York Yankees had taken him in the 31st round of the Major League Baseball Draft.
It was quite an adr…
WEST HAVEN — Amity junior Elizabeth Brownfield could not have felt any worse than when she was doubled off second base to stymie a Spartans threat in the sixth inning. Brownfield did not have to wait long to turn devastation into elation.
SOUTH WINDSOR — Pitching in a big game against a big-time opponent is nothing new for Amity’s Ben Lodewick.
The senior was one of the best arms on the Spartans team that reached the Class LL finals last season, so pitching in the state quarter…
STORRS — While Kelly Pritchard’s knees might not have been shaking, there was no doubt that the precocious freshman pitcher was just a tad bit nervous when was called upon to record the final three outs in Friday’s Class LL quarterfinal game.
WOODBRIDGE – Sometimes all it takes is one swing to get a team going on offense. Amity’s Sebastian Formica provided that jolt. With the game tied, Formica led off the bottom of the fourth inning with a long homer to left, and Amity followed by sending 12 batters to the plate, scoring eight times, to […]
Amity’s Pat Winkel has been named the 2018 Gatorade Connecticut Baseball Player of the Year. He is the second player from Amity High to be selected for the honor. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also academic achievement and exemplary character off the field. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound senior catcher had led the Spartans […]
NORTH HAVEN — After another round of rain pushed back the start of the SCC tournament, the North Haven and Amity baseball teams took it upon themselves to get their quarterfinal matchup in as scheduled. They did it with an epic game of Rock-Paper-Scissors at home plate of the Bob DeMayo Sports Complex. And, after […]
NORTH HAVEN — He stopped talking and looked down for a moment, then took a deep breath and wiped away a tear or two from his eyes. The enormity of it all finally hit North Haven baseball coach Bob DeMayo just in front of the mound on the field that bears his name. After waiting […]
Seymour crushed St. Paul to avenge its only loss of the year, but it’s Masuk that will take the No. 1 ranking into league championship week. The Panthers collected 11 first-place votes. Seymour earned one. Unbeaten North Branford also earned one thanks to its 2-1 victory over Griswold, which snapped a 43-game win streak. Otherwise, […]
WOODBRIDGE — Amity junior Elizabeth Brownfield lives in the moment. That thought process went a long way Thursday afternoon, keeping the Amity softball team on a roll.
Brownfield, who had grounded out earlier in the game, laced a two-out, two-…
Amity High is known for its championship pedigree. Colin Roy has had no problem fitting in. Involved in championship swim meets since his freshman year, Roy has more than made a name for himself. Four years after he started at Amity, Roy leaves where he started, not only participating in championship meets, but winning them. […]
WOODBRIDGE — The purpose of the leadoff hitter is to get the team going and for the Cheshire softball team they look no further than Mia Juodiatis.
“She just a has a presence, she has a real athletic presence, a real confident presence and tha…
The last remaining undefeated baseball team has finally cracked the Top 10. And just in time for the postseason. Shepaug, which headed into the week 16-0, made its GameTimeCT / New Haven Register poll debut at No. 9. The Spartans will be looking to clinch the Berkshire League championship and the top seed in the […]
With No. 2 Southington and then No. 1 Seymour losing their first games of the season, and plenty of other unbeaten teams remaining, the voters have crowned a new No. 1 heading into the final week of the regular season. It’s Masuk. The unbeaten and perennially powerful Panthers have made mince meat of their schedule […]
The Cheshire softball team — ranked No. 7 in the latest GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 Poll — has won its share of games in blowout fashion, but the Rams have more than held their own in close games. A 6-1 record in games decided by two runs or le…
HAMDEN — It is starting to feel like the postseason in Woodbridge. With the Southern Connecticut Conference and state tournaments right around the corner, the Amity softball team is peaking at just the right time.
Behind four hits from Dani No…
BOYS TENNIS AMITY 4, WEST HAVEN 3 (at Woodbridge) Singles: James Delgado (WH) def. Brett Gloria 6-3, 3-6 6-0; Joseph Delgado (WH) def. Arthur Lihar 7-6, 4-6 6-0; Ayaan Malik (A) def. Kent Dimaisip 7-5 6-3; Corey Smith (WH) def. Alex Cadelina 6-4, 6-2; Doubles: Marco Delsanto (H) and Zach Brocklehurst (H) def. Jeremy Tammaro […]
A lot has been made of a Connecticut high school baseball hits record over the last few days. Late last year, we reported Staples’ slugger Ben Casparius had surpassed the state record for career hits in last year’s state championship victory over Amity. Casparius finished with 125 for his career. Even Connecticut baseball legend Bobby Valentine […]
WOODBRIDGE — There is a time during each season when a team finds its feel-good place. The Amity baseball team has experienced this over its brilliant run over the last decade. Monday afternoon may be that moment for this season. Showing the resiliency which is starting to define this team, Amity scored once in the […]
Seymour remained No. 1 in the latest GameTimeCT / New Haven Register Top 10 softball poll with a dominant week that saw the Wildcats win by an aggregate score of 44-0. Last week’s Top 7 remained the same with No. 2 Southington, No. 3 Masuk, No. 4 North Branford and No. 6 Griswold all remaining […]
WOODBRIDGE — Amity freshman Kelly Pritchard only faced one batter in her team’s matchup against SCC rival Hand in a back-and-forth game Saturday, but it was in the highest of pressure moments. The third Spartans pitcher of the day threw two strikes followed by three balls, but got cleanup hitter Abigail Geshwind — the potential […]
Yes, the opportunity was there for Tyler Thomas to attend prep school rather than stay for his senior year at Amity High. An opportunity to maybe advance his boys basketball career? Regardless, Thomas chose to stay. “I wanted the challenge of bringing the first (state) title to Amity,” Thomas said before this past season began. […]