Monday, January 17, 2022

Branford Sports

Sports • Published Jan. 16, 2022 11:34 p.m.

Thunderbirds Striving for Goals with New Head Coach

With the North Branford boys’ basketball team coming off of a one-win season, first-year Head Coach John Donohue wanted to help Thunderbirds go in a new direction this winter. North...

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Sports • Published Jan. 16, 2022 07:52 p.m.

North Branford Girls’ Basketball Sweeps its Week; Boys’ Hockey Takes Two Losses

Girls’ BasketballThe North Branford girls’ basketball team won all three of its three games last week to improve to 6-3 for the season. The Thunderbirds...

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Sports • Published Jan. 16, 2022 07:52 p.m.

Palluzzi Leads Hornets to Perfect Week; Girls’ Hoops Defeats Wilbur Cross

Boys’ BasketballThe Branford boys’ basketball team notched three wins last week to improve to 8-1. The Hornets defeated Shelton, Classical, and North Haven in ...

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Sports • Published Jan. 09, 2022 09:35 p.m.

T-Birds Looking to Believe and Achieve

As Sabrina LeMere entered her second season as head coach of the North Branford girls’ basketball team, the Thunderbirds were returning nearly their entire roster from last year and needed...

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Sports • Published Jan. 09, 2022 08:25 p.m.

North Branford Boys’ Basketball Grabs First Win; Hockey Squad Edges Out Guilford

Boys’ BasketballThe North Branford boys’ basketball team has a record of 1-2 on the winter season. After losing to Valley Regional in their opener, the T-...

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Sports • Published Jan. 09, 2022 08:25 p.m.

Branford Boys’ Hoops Picks Up Two Victories; Wrestling Squad Notches Win Over Hand

Boys’ BasketballThe Branford boys’ basketball team boosted its record to 3-1 on the year after picking up a pair of recent victories. The Hornets defeated...

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Sports • Published Dec. 27, 2021 02:44 a.m.

2021 Branford Sports Year in Review

There some significant achievements in the Branford sports world during 2021. The Hornets’ boys’ basketball team had solid season in the winter, and the Branford girls’ tennis ...

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Sports • Published Dec. 20, 2021 12:53 p.m.

Hornets Storm Out to 2-0 Start

As Chris Burnham enters his fifth season as head coach of the Branford boys’ basketball program, he’s pleased to see that the team culture he’s developing is starting to take...

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Sports • Published Dec. 20, 2021 11:26 a.m.

Branford Girls’ Hoops Splits First Two Games; Boys’ Hockey Takes Two Losses

Girls’ BasketballThe Branford girls’ basketball team tipped off its first campaign with new Head Coach Aly Medeiros last week. The Hornets gained a split of...

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Sports • Published Dec. 17, 2021 12:52 p.m.

Local Football Players Earn All-SCC Honors

Several football players from local high schools were recently selected to the All-Southern Connecticut Conference Team based on their performances during the 2021 fall season. The athletes...

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Sports • Published Dec. 12, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Hornets Prove One of the SCC’s Top Squads in 2021

With seven seniors on his roster, Head Coach Pete Frye felt that the Branford field hockey team was determined to become a top squad in the Southern Connecticut Conference this season. Led by a...

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Sports • Published Dec. 06, 2021 01:32 a.m.

Branford Edges Avon Before Losing to Killingly in Playoffs

The Branford football team made its way into the state playoffs for the first time in 17 years this season. When the Hornets competed in the Class M bracket last week, they relied on their strong...

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Sports • Published Nov. 29, 2021 02:26 a.m.

T-Birds Cruise to Victory in Battle of Route 17

The North Branford football squad put on a show when it faced Coginchaug/Hale-Ray/East Hampton (C/H-R/EH) in the Battle of Route 17 last week. Junior captain quarterback Mason Provencher threw for ...

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Sports • Published Nov. 29, 2021 01:24 a.m.

Branford Makes Playoffs by Blanking East Haven in Beehive Bowl

For the first time since 2005, the Branford football squad is on its way to the playoffs. The Hornets punched their ticket into the Class M State Playoffs by notching a dominant shutout victory...

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Sports • Published Nov. 25, 2021 12:04 p.m.

Bozzi Brings Defensive Intensity to the Hornets

It took some convincing for Gianna Bozzi to pick up a stick and start playing field hockey. However, once she did, Gianna realized how much she enjoyed the sport and has gone on to become a...

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Sports • Published Nov. 19, 2021 05:21 a.m.

Hornets Outscore Law for Pivotal Victory

The Branford and Jonathan Law football squads engaged in a high-scoring contest that saw the teams trade touchdowns when they met last week. The Hornets outscored the Lawmen 35-28 to pick up a...

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Sports • Published Nov. 19, 2021 05:20 a.m.

Hornets Swim at Class S Championship

The Branford girls’ swimming and diving team sent several athletes to compete at the Class S State Championship last week. The Hornets scored 81 points as a squad and finished in a tie for...

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Sports • Published Nov. 19, 2021 05:20 a.m.

Walsh Girls’ Cross Country Places 5th in State Meet

The Walsh Intermediate School girls’ cross country team recently finished in fifth place out of 90 squads at the Connecticut Middle School State Championship. The meet took place at Wickham ...

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Sports • Published Nov. 18, 2021 12:58 p.m.

New Coach Brings New Blood to North Haven Boys’ Lacrosse

Lacrosse has always been a big part of Justin Blood’s life. After playing the sport at Branford High School, Justin began a coaching career that’s taken him to the helm of the North...

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Sports • Published Nov. 15, 2021 02:37 p.m.

Hornets See Three Teams Compete in States

Girls’ SoccerThe Branford girls’ soccer team won its first two games of the Class L State Tournament to reach the quarterfinals, where the Hornets took a 2-1...

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Sports • Published Nov. 08, 2021 03:33 p.m.

North Branford Field Hockey Claims Fifth-Straight Shoreline Title

The North Branford field hockey team had an opportunity to win its fifth-straight Shoreline Conference title when the T-Birds faced Valley Regional in the league championship game last week....

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Sports • Published Nov. 08, 2021 02:10 a.m.

Branford Football Gets Sixth-Consecutive Win; Field Hockey, Volleyball Lose in SCCs

FootballThe Branford football squad earned its sixth win in a row by claiming a road victory against Avon in non-conference action last week. On Nov. 5, the Hornets faced...

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Sports • Published Oct. 31, 2021 09:13 p.m.

Hornets Sweep Lauralton Hall in SCC Opener

After posting 14 victories during the regular season, the Branford girls’ volleyball team won its opening contest in the SCC Tournament by sweeping Lauralton Hall in a first-round matchup...

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Sports • Published Oct. 31, 2021 07:56 p.m.

Branford Field Hockey Advances to SCC Semis; Girls’ Soccer Loses in Quarters

Field HockeyThe Branford field hockey team split its last two matchups of the regular season before defeating Hand in an SCC quarterfinal game last week. The Hornets now...

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Sports • Published Oct. 25, 2021 01:37 a.m.

Branford Football Defeats Brookfield, 41-24; Girls’ Soccer Sees Three-Win Week

FootballThe Branford football squad notched its fifth-straight victory when the team defeated Brookfield in a home game last week. The Hornets hosted Brookfield for a non-...

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