Thursday, March 04, 2021

Branford Sports

Sports • Published March 01, 2021 03:07 p.m.

Branford Girls’ Hoops Earns Win Versus Guilford; Boys’ Hockey Sees Season Put on Pause

Girls’ BasketballThe Branford girls’ basketball team moved to 1-3 on the year after gaining a split of two recent matchups. The Hornets earned a win against...

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Sports • Published Feb. 28, 2021 10:16 p.m.

Hornets Sweep Week by Earning Three Victories

The Branford boys’ basketball team was looking to gain some momentum after having lost its last two games entering last week’s action. The Hornets did exactly that by winning all...

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Sports • Published Feb. 21, 2021 05:41 p.m.

Hornets Take Some Losses on the Week

Girls’ BasketballThe Branford girls’ basketball team lost a road game against Mercy last week to put its record at 0-2 on the year.On Feb. 15, Branford ...

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Sports • Published Feb. 20, 2021 03:04 p.m.

CIAC Allows Three More Sports for Winter Season; Spring Games Slated to Start April 10

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) made some major announcements regarding the status high school sports in the upcoming weeks. The CIAC added a couple of sports to its...

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Sports • Published Feb. 14, 2021 08:45 p.m.

Branford Boys’ Hoops Routs Hamden in Opener; Girls Take a Close Loss

Boys’ BasketballThe Branford boys’ basketball team opened up the 2021 season by playing a pair of road games during the first week of play. The Hornets...

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Sports • Published Feb. 08, 2021 12:51 a.m.

Hurlburt Praises Seniors for Taking Branford to the Next Level

With the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) having canceled the winter wrestling season, the six seniors on this year’s Branford wrestling team will be unable to compete ...

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Sports • Published Jan. 25, 2021 03:30 a.m.

Hornets Looking to Make the Most of Their Ice Time

The Branford boys’ hockey squad won’t get to play for a state title this winter, but the good news is that the Hornets will still get an opportunity to play. And they’re going ...

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Sports • Published Jan. 16, 2021 01:50 p.m.

CIAC Approves Plan for Modified Winter Sports Season

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) has approved a plan for a modified winter sports season to begin with practices this week and games during the second week of February....

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Sports • Published Jan. 09, 2021 12:52 p.m.

Hornets Hoping to Hit the Court This Winter

Head Coach Rob Manghnani and the athletes on the Branford girls’ basketball team are wishing for an opportunity compete this winter. As they await final word from the CIAC on the 2021...

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Sports • Published Jan. 09, 2021 12:52 p.m.

CIAC Approves Mitigating Strategies for Winter Sports, Practices Still Scheduled to Start on Jan. 19

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) held a Board of Control meeting last week and, although no final decisions on a potential winter season were made, the tentative plan to...

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Sports • Published Jan. 04, 2021 01:19 p.m.

Branford Boys’ Soccer Sees Success in Unusual Season

The Branford boys’ soccer team was forced to both start and finish its 2020 season in quarantine. However, despite all the challenges brought forth by COVID-19, the Hornets still had a...

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Sports • Published Dec. 28, 2020 12:58 a.m.

2020 Branford Sports Year in Review

There were a few championships to be had for Branford in 2020. The Branford dance team continued its winning tradition at states, while the boys’ ice hockey squad defended its conference...

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Sports • Published Dec. 28, 2020 12:58 a.m.

2020: A Look at the Twists and Turns of Local Sports

2020 was truly a year like no other, and life in the sports world was certainly no exception. Both close to home and around the world, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic had a huge impact on...

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Sports • Published Dec. 21, 2020 02:35 p.m.

Hornets Handled Themselves Well During Challenging Year

Throughout the 2020 season, the athletes on Branford’s boys’ and girls’ cross country teams had to deal with a variety of schedule changes and quarantine procedures. While...

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Sports • Published Dec. 05, 2020 10:32 p.m.

Hornets Overcome Challenges to Become an SCC Contender

The Branford girls’ soccer team played through the 2020 season while adhering to the motto of, “It if doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” With that...

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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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