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05/15/2022 12:00 AM

Mullins Throws No-Hitter for North Branford; Golf Team Has Another Big Week

Senior Blake Pearson and the North Branford boys’ golf team won both of their matches last week, boosting the Thunderbirds’ record to 8-1-2 on the season. File photo by Kelley Fryer/The Sound


The North Branford softball team hit the field to play three games last week and came away with three wins to improve to their record to 12-5 on the campaign. The T-Birds defeated Valley Regional, Old Saybrook, and Fitch in recent action.

The Thunderbirds opened up the week by claiming a 5-1 victory at Valley Regional on May 9. Sophomore Kiley Mullins pitched a no-hitter to lead North Branford to the win, striking out 7 batters in the game. Freshman Lexi Falcioni turned in a 4-for-4 performance at the plate for the T-Birds.

North Branford went on to defeat Old Saybrook by a 21-7 score in 5 innings in a home game on May 12. Two days later, the T-Birds hosted Fitch and posted a 5-2 win over the Falcons.


The North Branford baseball team emerged victorious from all three of its three games last week and is now sporting a record of 11-7 for the spring season.

On May 9, North Branford played a road game versus East Hampton and blanked the Bellringers by the score of 3-0. Three days later, the Thunderbirds hosted Morgan and posted a 1-0 shutout over the Huskies. North Branford wrapped up its week by claiming a 6-2 home victory versus Putnam on May 14.

Boys’ Golf

The North Branford boys’ golf team improved to 8-1-2 by posting victories in both of last week’s matchups.

North Branford claimed a 189-211 home win over Coginchaug at Indian Springs Golf Course on May 10. Sophomore Jack O’Brien recorded the T-Birds’ low score of the day with a 43. Senior Blake Pearson shot a 47, freshman Robert Cappella finished with a 48, and seniors Jalen Rossicone and Dakota Cooper both carded a 51.

The following afternoon, the Thunderbirds faced Old Lyme on the road and defeated the Wildcats by a 171-187 score. Cooper earned medalist distinction for the match with a low total of 37 on the day. O’Brien carded a 42, while Cappella shot a 43 for North Branford. Pearson finished with a 49, and junior Drew Girardi scored a 50.

Girls’ Lacrosse

The North Branford girls’ lacrosse team improved its record to 10-4 after scoring victories in a pair of recent home games.

The Thunderbirds began their week by earning a 17-9 home win against Cromwell on May 9. Two days later, North Branford hosted Old Lyme and bested the Wildcats by the tally of 16-10.

Boys’ Lacrosse

The North Branford boys’ lacrosse team gained a split of two recent games and is now sporting a record of 7-7 this season.

In its first game of the week, North Branford took a 16-7 road loss to Old Lyme on May 10. Two days later, the Thunderbirds hosted Morgan and defeated the Huskies by a 12-10 score at Colafati Field.

Girls’ Tennis

The North Branford girls’ tennis team took five home losses last week to move to 3-11 on the season.

On May 9, the T-Birds took a 7-0 home loss against Stonington. Two days later, North Branford hosted Westbrook and lost to the Knights by a 7-0 score. North Branford went on to take a 4-3 home loss to East Hampton on May 13. The T-Birds finished their week by playing two matches with Cromwell at North Branford High School on May 14. North Branford took a 6-1 loss in the first match and then dropped a 6-1 decision in the second contest.