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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...

North Branford 10-U All Star Softball Wins State Championship

 August 20, 2014

The North Branford 10-U All-Stars softball team won the Connecticut 10-U All-Star championship, defeating Madison in a best 2-of-3 series in Seymour on July 28. It marks North Branford's second title in four years as it won the 10-U championship in 2011.

The Great Debate on the Future of Thanksgiving High School Football

 August 20, 2014

Whenever someone mentions Thanksgiving, usually right after one thinks of the food and family gatherings, the thing that is most synonymous with the holiday is football. I can remember growing up in my house and always waiting for those NFL games to begin in...

Madison to Play Host to Two September Obstacle Races

 August 18, 2014

The town of Madison will be hosting two separate obstacle races in the month of September—the Warrior Dash on Saturday, Sept. 20 and the third annual Run the Gauntlet 5K obstacle course race on Sunday, Sept. 28.

NB's Savio Had No Stealing Allowed Policy as Post 48 Catcher

 August 13, 2014

Given Ryan Savio's abilities as a defensive catcher for Guilford Junior Legion, one could argue that he was a security guard in the field for Post 48 because virtually no one stole on him.

Tennis Teachers Improve the Skill of Shoreline Players

 August 13, 2014

Tennis enthusiasts won't be happy to hear about the sport's recent turn in participation. Players are dropping like flies, fleeing to other sports, or not even giving tennis a chance. But over the last decade, local tennis clubs on the Connecticut shoreline are...

North Branford 12-U Softball Finishes Among State’s Best

 August 13, 2014

Pictured are (back row): Coach John Raccio, Katy Pedersen, Brianna Raccio, Ava Galdenzi, Kyleen Crowe, Angelina Ramada, Alexa Gallo, Coach Brent Aiken, Abby Spivey, Kaylee Velez, Samantha DeAngelo, and Manager Pete Ramada; along with (front row): Rachel...

Bluefish are Cranking Things Up in the Sound

 August 13, 2014

As much as there is a devotion to striped bass as a sportfish, there can be no denying the thrill of catching an unrelenting blue. It is the season for such rod-bending, gear-destroying action and with that, comes the challenge of the season's contests. Hooking...

Locals Help Stingrays Fare Well at Wesleyan

 August 11, 2014

The Soundview Family YMCA Stingrays, a branch of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, recently competed at the Connecticut Swimming’s Age Group Championship meet at Wesleyan University. The Stingrays had 24 swimmers participating at the meet and placed 19th out of...

Branford Senior Legion Sees Season End Against Stamford

 August 6, 2014

The Branford Senior Legion baseball team put together another stellar season this summer, but couldn't quite achieve its goal of claiming a fifth state title since 2005 as Post 83's campaign came to a close with a 2-0 loss at Stamford in the State Tournament on...

Branford U-15 Babe Ruth Goes Undefeated En Route to Title

 August 6, 2014

On July 28, the Branford U-15 Babe Ruth baseball team won the Shoreline League title in the 14-15 Division. Branford went undefeated during its 21-game season. Pictured are the team's members in (back row) Coach John Watson, Coach Hershel Patel, Coach Dan...

Fishers are Caught Up in Maine’s Sandworm Shortage

 August 6, 2014

Shocker! There is a serious shortage of Maine's seaworms. This continued shortage of worms should not come as a surprise since our column has been blasting the over-harvesting of them for several years. It looks as though Maine's golden goose may be near the end...

Miles Honored for Remarkable Career with Stingrays

 August 4, 2014

For the past 35 years, George Miles has made an immense impact on hundreds and hundreds of athletes as the head coach of the Branford Parks & Recreation/Soundview Family YMCA Stingrays swimming program. On July 20, many of those swimmers and plenty...

Paleski’s Perseverance Led to Stellar Senior Season

 July 30, 2014

Branford boys' lacrosse coach Jim May has seen captain Connor Paleski transform from a shy eight-year-old youth lacrosse player into a dedicated and strong leader throughout the several years he's coached him. This spring, Connor's leadership peaked in his final...

Olt Gets Sent Down to Triple-A Iowa

 July 30, 2014

Mike Olt was sent down to the Triple-A Iowa Cubs on July 23 following his struggles at the plate with the Chicago Cubs.

Catching Stripes When Other Do Not

 July 30, 2014

August doldrums in July! Weird, isn't it? Yet, for whatever the reason, striped bass are acting as though we are in the middle of August when, here on the Sound, July has had some of the coolest temperatures. That certainly beckons anglers to fish the comfort...

Branford Junior Legion Ousted Early in States

 July 30, 2014

It's becoming a thing where the Branford Junior Legion baseball team puts together a great regular season only to fall short of its ultimate goal come playoff time.

Post 83 Faces Elimination After Cheshire Loss

 July 28, 2014

After winning two elimination games against Orange in the State Tournament, the Branford Senior Legion baseball team will have to win three more while facing elimination to return to the state championship series. That’s because Post 83 took a 2-0...

Branford Keeps it Going by Beating Berlin

 July 26, 2014

Branford Senior Legion had no trouble versus Berlin in its opening game of the Southern Super Regional portion of the State Tournament on July 26 as Post 83 breezed to a 7-1 victory at Stamford’s Cubeta Stadium.

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