Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Branford Sports

Sports • Published Nov. 20, 2020 02:47 a.m.

Branford Field Hockey Sees Success with Young Team

The Branford field hockey team featured one of the youngest squads in the Southern Connecticut Conference with just two seniors on its roster this fall. However, Head Coach Pete Frye viewed the...

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Sports • Published Nov. 18, 2020 06:41 p.m.

CIAC Moves Start of Winter Sports to Jan. 19

With the 2020 fall season now complete, athletes and coaches around the state are anxiously waiting to see if their teams will compete during the winter season, although it won’t be for a...

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Sports • Published Nov. 15, 2020 09:54 p.m.

Hornets Beat Hand in Divisional Semis, Lose to Guilford in Final

The Branford girls’ soccer squad notched an exciting victory versus Daniel Hand to advance to the championship game of the SCC Division B Tournament last week. Even though her team wound up ...

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Sports • Published Nov. 15, 2020 12:22 a.m.

Branford Field Hockey, Volleyball Lose in SCC Semis

Field HockeyThe Branford field hockey team took on Cheshire in the semifinals of the SCC Division A Tournament on Nov. 9. The 4th-seeded Hornets lost a 3-1 decision against ...

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Sports • Published Nov. 15, 2020 12:19 a.m.

Branford Swims at SCC Meet

The Branford girls’ swimming and diving team saw several athletes compete in the Southern Connecticut Conference Division II Virtual Championship that took place from Oct. 26 to Nov. 10....

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Sports • Published Nov. 09, 2020 03:46 a.m.

CIAC Delays Start of Winter Sports

While teams and leagues try to complete the fall season, the chances of playing high school sports during the winter remain in question as we head deeper into November.On Nov. 5, the...

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Sports • Published Nov. 08, 2020 11:11 p.m.

Hornets’ Field Hockey Wins SCC Opener; Girls’ Cross Country Runs at Conference Meet

Field HockeyThe Branford field hockey team won its regular-season finale and then triumphed in the first round of the SCC Division A Tournament last week. The Hornets now...

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Sports • Published Nov. 01, 2020 10:58 p.m.

Field Hockey Community Bands Together for MilesForMcGuirk Fundraiser

For 41 years, Cathy McGuirk served as the head coach of Branford High School field hockey team, mentoring hundreds of female athletes along the way. Now, many of those athletes are supporting...

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Sports • Published Nov. 01, 2020 07:20 p.m.

Branford Girls’ Soccer Gets a Win and a Tie; Girls’ Volleyball Defeats East Haven

Girls’ SoccerThe Branford girls’ soccer team stands at 4-2-2 after earning a win and a tie in last week’s action. The Hornets posted a shutout against...

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Sports • Published Oct. 26, 2020 12:14 a.m.

Branford Boys’ Soccer Plays Cross to a 2-2 Draw; Both Cross Country Teams Defeat Sheehan

Boys’ SoccerThe Branford boys’ soccer squad earned a tie with Wilbur Cross and then lost to Daniel Hand while playing a pair of home games last week. Head...

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Sports • Published Oct. 25, 2020 10:27 p.m.

Hornets Meshing Effectively on the Field

With just two seniors on his roster, Branford field hockey Head Coach Pete Frye felt that the 2020 season was the “perfect opportunity” to get some of the Hornets’ younger...

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Sports • Published Oct. 19, 2020 02:57 p.m.

Miles for McGuirk 5K

Branford High School is hosting the inaugural Miles for McGuirk Virtual 5K on Sunday, Oct. 25 to benefit former Hornets’ field hockey head coach Cathy McGuirk. McGuirk was recently...

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Sports • Published Oct. 19, 2020 04:29 a.m.

Hornets’ Field Hockey Takes Two; Girls’ Soccer Gets Another Shutout

Field HockeyThe Branford field hockey team improved its record to 3-2 on the season after scoring a pair of home victories last week. The Hornets defeated Sheehan by a 4-1...

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Sports • Published Oct. 19, 2020 01:47 a.m.

Branford Boys’ Soccer Grateful to be Playing Games

The Branford boys’ soccer team is playing a game of catchup this fall, although you wouldn’t think so based on the way the Hornets are performing during the early goings of their...

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Sports • Published Oct. 12, 2020 01:23 a.m.

Branford Boys’ Soccer Starts Season with Two Shutouts; Girls’ Volleyball Wins Opener

Boys’ SoccerThe Branford boys’ soccer team opened up the 2020 season by notching a pair of victories last week. The Hornets earned wins versus Career-...

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Sports • Published Oct. 05, 2020 02:30 a.m.

Branford Field Hockey Starts with Split; Cross Country Squads Off and Running

Field HockeyThe Branford field hockey came away with a split of two games to open up the 2020 campaign. The Hornets took a loss to Cheshire in their opener before bouncing...

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Sports • Published Oct. 05, 2020 02:29 a.m.

Hornets Post 1-0 Shutout Over East Haven in 2020 Opener

After waiting out a long offseason in anticipation of a potential Opening Day game, the Branford girls’ soccer team saw its patience pay off at the 24:35 mark of the first half when it...

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Sports • Published Oct. 05, 2020 02:29 a.m.

CIAC Has Plans for Alternative Season in the Spring

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) has announced a plan to play an alternative season in spring 2021 for any sports that don’t complete at least 40 percent of games...

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Sports • Published Sep. 26, 2020 02:51 a.m.

2020 Branford Girls’ Swimming and Diving Schedule

Monday, Oct. 5: at Daniel Hand at 4 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 8: at East Haven-Wilbur Cross at 3:45 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 15: at Sheehan at 5:30 p.m.Monday, Oct. 19: at Daniel Hand at 4 ...

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Sports • Published Sep. 26, 2020 02:51 a.m.

2020 Branford Boys’ Soccer Schedule

Thursday, Oct. 8: at Career-Hillhouse at Bowen Field at 6:30 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 10: vs. East Haven at Branford High School turf field at 5 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 13: at Wilbur Cross at...

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Sports • Published Sep. 26, 2020 02:51 a.m.

2020 Branford Girls’ Soccer Schedule

Thursday, Oct. 1: vs. East Haven at Branford High School turf field at 5 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 6: vs. Daniel Hand at Branford High School turf field at 5 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 8: at Career-...

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Sports • Published Sep. 26, 2020 02:51 a.m.

2020 Branford Girls’ Cross Country Schedule

Friday, Oct. 2: at Xavier w/ Daniel Hand at Mercy High School at 4 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 8: at Lyman Hall w/ East Haven at Wharton Brook State Park at 4 p.m.Wednesday, Oct. 14: at...

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Sports • Published Sep. 26, 2020 02:51 a.m.

2020 Branford Boys’ Cross Country Schedule

Friday, Oct. 2: at Xavier w/ Daniel Hand at Mercy High School at 4 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 8: at Lyman Hall w/ East Haven at Wharton Brook State Park at 4 p.m.Wednesday, Oct. 14: at...

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Sports • Published Sep. 20, 2020 07:06 p.m.

CIAC Officially Votes Down Full-Contact Fall Football; Other Sports Scheduled to Start

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) reaffirmed its decision to cancel the 11-on-11, full-contact football season for fall 2020, but also reversed an earlier decision that...

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Sports • Published Sep. 19, 2020 03:14 p.m.

Local Runners Keep New Haven Road Race Streak Alive

A handful of dedicated area runners recently completed the 20K (12.4-mile) Faxon Law Group New Haven Road Race for the 43rd-consecutive year. The race is typically held each year on Labor Day...

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