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Anglers are Prepping for Fall Fishing

 September 17, 2014

Rapidly approaching is the time of year in New England where so much comes together in the world of fishing. Forgetting all the seasonal changes we need to keep in perspective and the resumption of activities so many of us are otherwise engaged in, the open...

T-Birdsí Football Routs Cromwell in Opener

 September 15, 2014

The North Branford football team raced out to a 1-0 start with a 46-8 beating of Cromwell on Sept. 12 at Ed Colafati Field. The defense was the star of the night, allowing just 164 yards, forcing three turnovers, and scoring two touchdowns.

Bfd Cross Country Fares Well at Windham

 September 15, 2014

Each of Branford’s cross country squads were off and running this weekend as the Hornets opened the 2014 campaign by competing at the Windham Invitational on Sept. 13. The girls started their defense of their Class MM state championship by running to third place...

McGuirk Earns 500th Win with Bfd Field Hockey

 September 13, 2014

Thirty-eight seasons, 10 state championships, countless hours of mentoring hundreds of dedicated athletes, and now, 500 career victories for Cathy McGuirk—the beloved head coach of the Branford field hockey program.

Branford Football Aims to Get Back on Track in 2014

 September 12, 2014

It’s no secret that the Branford football team had a rough go of things last fall. The Hornets went winless with an 0-11 record and were blanked by longtime rival East Haven on Thanksgiving. Consequently, second-year Head Coach John Limone not only...

Olt Back in Majors, Goes 3-for-3

 September 10, 2014

Mike Olt was recalled to the Chicago Cubs on Sept. 5 and then went 3-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in a 10-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sept. 8.

Indians' Alum Balzano Builds Dynasty in Branford

 September 10, 2014

Rich Balzano played baseball at North Haven, where he was a senior captain outfielder before graduating in 1973. Rich admired legendary Indians' skipper Bob DeMayo and was influenced by his coaching style, specifically the pressure he put on the opposition by...

T-Birds Boast Experienced Bunch for 2014 Season

 September 10, 2014

The North Branford football team has its sights set higher than last season's 7-4 record in large part due to a wealth of experience returning to Ed Colafati Field.

In Fishing, Some Things are Meant to Be

 September 10, 2014

While we patiently wait for the striper coast to come alive, signifying what might be a fall run, the bluefish are filling that gap. Tidal rivers have been filled with Atlantic menhaden and that has prompted some voracious feeding. If the angler was patient,...

T'Birds' Football Boasts Experienced Bunch

 September 5, 2014

The North Branford football team has its sights set higher than last season’s 7-4 record in large part due to a wealth of experience returning to Ed Colafati Field.

Vinyasa Yoga Class in Branford

 September 3, 2014

There is a new Vinyasa style yoga class for all levels from 6 to 7 p.m. each Thursday at 28 School Street in Stony Creek in Branford. The cost is $10 per session. For info, contact Elizabeth at euclidbc@gmail.com.

Winter Shoreline Senior Tennis

 September 3, 2014

The Shoreline Men’s Senior Tennis Group is taking sign-ups for its indoor doubles season this winter that starts in October and runs for 26 weeks. Play takes place at Madison Racquet Club on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For...

Connecticut Hornets Softball Tryouts

 September 3, 2014

The Connecticut Hornets U-10 travel softball team is holding tryouts for starting pitchers and position players. Those interested may contact coach T.R. Beurer at cthornets10u@gmail.com.

Branhaven FallBall Softball

 September 3, 2014

The fifth annual Branhaven softball league will have its season from Sept. 7 through Oct. 19 with games on Sundays for high school and travel softball players. For info, contact Ed Crisafi at 203-376-6753 or at edcrisafi@yahoo.com.

GNH Warriors Ice Hockey First Strides Program

 September 3, 2014

The Greater New Haven Warriors Youth Hockey Association is holding a First Strides program that will emphasize the basics those aged 4 to 10 at Northford Ice Pavilion every Saturday and Sunday from Sept. 13 to Oct. 15. The is no fee to participate, although all...

BFD Alum Dikranian New Girls' Coach of Hand Soccer

 September 3, 2014

Alongside soccer, David Dikranian's résumé has come with film school experience in Hollywood and he hopes his coming attraction produces a blockbuster at Hand this fall.

What’s in Store for This Year’s Fall Run?

 September 3, 2014

Once past Labor Day, striped bass anglers are focused on the upcoming fall run. We all know that, although the overall striped bass population at this point in time is not overfished, the female biomass (capable of producing billions of eggs) has been on a...

Shawn Eisensmith to Compete in Junior Olympics

 September 3, 2014

Shawn Eisensmith, 11, of East Haven, trains at the Dojo of Modern Karate in Branford and has recently qualified for the World Association of Kickboxing Organization (WAKO) and will compete in Italy on Team USA for the Junior Olympics. The event will take place...

Stud Pitching Carried Junior Legion to 23 Wins

 August 27, 2014

The Branford Junior Legion baseball team played to a 23-10 overall record, 18-6 in Zone 2 play before being bounced in the second round of the Southern Division section of the State Tournament by Westport.

Offseason Work Pays Dividends for Gogliettino

 August 27, 2014

Mike Gogliettino didn't make the Branford Junior Legion baseball squad in 2013, putting a chip on his shoulder for the 2014 summer.

NY Edges Ahead of CT in Final Stages of Bluefish Tourney

 August 27, 2014

It was flat calm and that's when the rods went, off claiming one bluefish after another. The surface gave little indication of what was down below, but anglers fishing the weekend's bluefish tournament felt the fury of successive hits. From this flurry of...

The Metamorphosis of High School Athletics

 August 25, 2014

In the past two decades, I have gone from being an active player on the high school athletics circuit to being a spectator who not only sees and reports on the game being played, but gets a look into the coaches’ side as well. This unique perspective...

Pitching Carried Junior Legion to 23 Wins

 August 25, 2014

The Branford Junior Legion baseball team played to a 23-10 overall record, 18-6 in Zone 2 play before being bounced in the second round of the Southern Division section of the State Tournament by Westport.

Hart Helps the Beat Go On For Post 83

 August 20, 2014

Branford Senior Legion baseball won more than 80 games through the past three summers and one athlete who was entrenched in the middle of the program's success was center fielder Kyle Hart.

This Friday is the Registration Deadilne for $25K Bluefish Tourney

 August 20, 2014

This year is going to be quite interesting when the 'Greatest Bluefish Tournament on Earth' kicks off in view of last year's developments. For those not in the loop, this column on January 22, 2014 ("Cheaters Go Down for the Count") gave kudos to the tournament...

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