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Sports • Published Dec. 14, 2019 10:08 p.m.

Hornets Looking to Run Their Way to Wins This Winter

The Branford girls’ basketball team turned in a solid season in Rob Manghnani’s first year as head coach last winter. With a scrappy group of experienced seniors leading the charge,...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Dec. 12, 2019 01:44 p.m.

Martin Makes All-SCC for the Second-Straight Year

Maggie Martin has developed a unique knowledge of field hockey as a result of playing the sport on a year-round basis. This fall, Maggie put her experience to good use by helping the Branford...

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Sports • Published Dec. 06, 2019 03:54 a.m.

The Dancer’s Studio Collects the Medals at World Tap Dance Championships

A group of eight dancers who train at The Dancer’s Studio in Northford recently returned from the World Tap Dance Championships in Riesa, Germany, where they won multiple medals while...

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Sports • Published Dec. 01, 2019 07:35 p.m.

Branford Beats East Haven, 35-7, on Thanksgiving

The Branford football team refused to let East Haven infest the Hornets’ nest when the crosstown rivals squared off in the 78th annual Beehive Bowl game on Thanksgiving Day. After allowing...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Nov. 28, 2019 09:28 a.m.

Wirtz Puts Best Foot Forward for Three Branford Teams

Andrew Wirtz became an explosive player for the Branford boys’ soccer team during the course of his high school career. Andrew finished his tenure with the Hornets by leading the team as a...

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Sports • Published Nov. 22, 2019 03:48 a.m.

Branford Swims to 7th Place at States

The Branford girls’ swimming and diving team finished in seventh place when the Hornets competed at the Class M State Championship at Southern Connecticut State University on Nov. 20. The...

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Sports • Published Nov. 22, 2019 03:48 a.m.

Hornets Lose to Guilford in Class M Semifinals

The Branford field hockey team was eliminated from the Class M State Tournament when the Hornets took a 6-1 loss to Guilford in a semifinal game at Cheshire High School on Nov. 19. The Hornets...

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Sports • Published Nov. 17, 2019 09:43 p.m.

Branford’s Soccer Squads Lose in First Round of States

Boys’ SoccerThe Branford boys’ soccer team saw its season come to a close when the Hornets took a 3-0 loss at Wilton in the first round of the Class L State...

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Sports • Published Nov. 17, 2019 03:22 p.m.

Branford Field Hockey Advances to Class M Semifinals

The Branford field hockey team advanced to the semifinal round of the Class M State Tournament by winning its first two games in the draw last week. The Hornets notched a 4-0 win over Masuk in...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Nov. 15, 2019 03:09 p.m.

Sachs is a Natural as a Captain

Melanie Sachs has the type of personality that people naturally gravitate toward, and she uses it to bring the best out of everyone as a senior captain on the Branford girls’ soccer squad....

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Sports • Published Nov. 11, 2019 12:02 a.m.

Hornets Hit the Water at SCCs; Football Blows Out Bassick

Girls’ Swimming and DivingThe Branford girls’ swimming and diving team scored 304 points to finish in 11th place at the SCC Championship at Southern...

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Sports • Published Nov. 07, 2019 05:11 p.m.

Eight Dancers to Represent Dancer’s Studio at World Tap Championships

A group of eight dancers who train at The Dancer’s Studio in Northford will be representing the United States at the World Tap Dance Championships in Riesa, Germany this month. The girls...

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Sports • Published Nov. 07, 2019 05:11 p.m.

Falcons Win the Championship in Ben Callahan Flag Football League

On Nov. 4, the Branford Falcons and Branford Lions faced off to determine who would be the 2019 Super Bowl champions in the Ben Callahan Flag Football League. The Falcons claimed the championship...

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Sports • Published Nov. 07, 2019 05:11 p.m.

Reds Take the 9-U Title for East Shore Fall Ball

The Shoreline Reds baseball team recently won the championship in the 9-U Division for East Shore Fall Ball Travel League. The Reds, who are based out of Branford, finished with a record of 13-1-1 ...

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Sports • Published Nov. 04, 2019 08:56 a.m.

Branford Girls’ Soccer Qualifies for States; Field Hockey Advances to SCC Semis

Girls’ SoccerThe Branford girls’ soccer team qualified for the Class L State Tournament by earning a 9-0 road win over Career-Hillhouse in its regular-season...

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Sports • Published Nov. 04, 2019 08:52 a.m.

Branford Football Doubles Up Law, 42-21

The Branford football team traveled to Milford to take on Jonathan Law and doubled up the Lawmen 42-21 in a Southern Connecticut Conference Tier 3 matchup on Nov. 1. Branford held a 14-7 lead over ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Nov. 01, 2019 02:58 p.m.

Zaffino’s Piling Up the Points for the Hornets

Molly Zaffino was an offensive sensation for the Branford field hockey team from the second that she stepped on the turf as a freshman. Three years later, Molly is still one of the top point...

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Sports • Published Oct. 28, 2019 12:08 a.m.

Branford Boys’ Soccer Makes States; Field Hockey Goes 3-for-3 on the Week

Boys’ SoccerThe Branford boys’ soccer team qualified for the Class L State Tournament by notching a 2-1 home victory against Wilbur Cross on Oct. 21. The...

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Sports • Published Oct. 26, 2019 08:56 p.m.

Branford Hall of Fame to Induct 11 on Friday, Nov. 22

The Branford Sports Hall of Fame is holding its 32nd annual induction dinner at The Woodwinds on 29 School Ground Road in Branford on Friday, Nov. 22. This year’s inductees for the Hall of...

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Sports • Published Oct. 21, 2019 03:06 a.m.

Branford Football Shuts Out Bethel, 27-0

The Branford football team claimed its second win of the year when the Hornets posted a 27-0 road victory against non-conference opponent Bethel at DeSantis Field on Oct. 18. Branford scored two...

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Sports • Published Oct. 21, 2019 02:29 a.m.

Hornets’ Field Hockey Makes States; Girls’ Soccer Beats Lyman Hall, Ties Lauralton

Field HockeyThe Branford field hockey squad qualified for the Class M State Tournament after winning two of its three games last week. The Hornets notched victories over...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Oct. 17, 2019 04:26 p.m.

Inorio Instills Life Skills with North Haven Football

Ralph Inorio has spent many years coaching football and, during much of that time, he’s been alongside North Haven Head Coach Anthony Sagnella. Ralph, a Branford resident, recently rejoined ...

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Sports • Published Oct. 14, 2019 04:43 p.m.

Branford Girls’ Soccer Ties North Haven, Edges Out Hamden; Boys’ Soccer Gets a Split

Girls’ SoccerThe Hornets’ girls’ soccer squad earned a tie versus North Haven and then notched a win against Hamden in last week’s matchups....

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Sports • Published Oct. 07, 2019 03:40 a.m.

Branford’s Soccer Squads Notch Shutout Victories; Volleyball Rallies for Win Over Lyman Hall

Boys’ SoccerThe Branford boys’ soccer team had a nice week by earning a 2-2 tie with Amity and a 2-0 win against Fairfield Prep. The Hornets improved their...

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Sports • Published Oct. 07, 2019 02:59 a.m.

Branford Field Hockey Sweeps Week with Three Victories

The Branford field hockey team had a big week that featured a trio of victories and is gaining steam as it hits the midway point of its season. The Hornets notched a road win versus Sheehan and...

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