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Sports • Published July 05, 2020 11:56 p.m.

Branford Sting Ready to Compete in the Dream League

Even though the Branford High School girls’ lacrosse team was unable to compete this year due to COVID-19, many of Hornets’ athletes now have the chance to get together again and...

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Sports • Published July 02, 2020 05:08 p.m.

2020 Branford Boys’ Soccer Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 3: at Morgan at 3:45 p.m. (scrimmage)Sunday, Sept. 6: vs. Maloney at 6 p.m. (scrimmage)Thursday, Sept. 10: vs. East Haven at 6:30 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 12: vs....

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Sports Person of the Week • Published July 02, 2020 02:25 p.m.

Shaw Supplied Scoring and Leadership for the Hornets

Brianna Shaw played a huge part in the success of the Branford girls’ lacrosse team during the course of her high school career, helping the Hornets claim back-to-back Class M state...

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Sports • Published June 27, 2020 07:51 p.m.

Dream League Girls’ Lacrosse Set to Start Season

Sports are starting to pick up again along the shoreline as summer gets going. The Dream League, a free statewide high school girls’ lacrosse league, launched operations for the 2020 season ...

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Sports • Published June 25, 2020 02:14 p.m.

2020 Branford Girls’ Soccer Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 10: vs. Amity at 3:45 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 15: vs. West Haven at 6:30 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 22: at Hand at 5 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 24: vs. Career-Hillhouse at 3:45 p....

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Sports • Published June 20, 2020 07:08 p.m.

Branford Baseball Holds Senior Appreciation Ceremony

The seniors on the Branford baseball team were denied the opportunity to chase their dreams on the field this spring as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Head Coach Stephen Malafronte and the...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published June 18, 2020 01:19 p.m.

Figlewski’s Proud to See Branford Road Race Going Strong

In 1979, Branford resident Ray Figlewski realized that there were no road races in his local area. Not only did he set out to create one, Ray wanted to give the town of Branford “the best...

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Sports • Published June 17, 2020 10:51 p.m.

2020 Branford Football Schedule

All home games at Branford High SchoolThursday, Sept. 3: at Derby at 6 p.m. (scrimmage)Friday, Sept. 11: vs. Amity at 7 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 17: at Foran at 7 p.m.Friday,...

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Sports • Published June 06, 2020 07:35 p.m.

Hornets Never Had a Chance to Take Care of Unfinished Business

The returning athletes on the Branford girls’ lacrosse team felt like they had some unfinished business to attend to heading into 2020. After the Hornets won Class M state titles during...

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Sports • Published June 05, 2020 08:38 p.m.

Branford Father’s Day Road Race Goes Virtual,Will Benefit Food Pantry and Community Dining Room

In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the 40th annual Branford Road Race will be held as a virtual event in 2020. Participants can register for the virtual five-mile run, two-mile health walk, or the...

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Sports • Published June 05, 2020 07:19 p.m.

Shoreline Golf Society Opens New Season with Presidents Cup

The Shoreline Golf Society (SGS) held its first major event of the year when the organization hosted the Presidents Cup at the Fox Hopyard Golf Club in East Haddam on May 24.Glenn Zavorskas ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published June 04, 2020 03:41 p.m.

Indeck’s an Asset Everywhere on the Field

Even more than the victories or the thrill of competition, Markus Indeck’s favorite moments with the Branford boys’ lacrosse team are those early Sunday morning practices. While it...

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Sports • Published May 30, 2020 07:26 p.m.

New League Forms with Hopes of Playing Summer Baseball

Even though there isn’t going to be any American Legion baseball this year, there still may be a chance for players in that age group to take the field during the summer of 2020. Last week, ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 23, 2020 12:41 p.m.

Scott Found His Passion on the Track

Name a sport, and there is a good chance that Branford senior Nolan Scott has played it. Football, basketball, and lacrosse are just a few of the sports in which Nolan has competed. While each...

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Sports • Published May 22, 2020 12:43 a.m.

Hornets Had Sights Set on a Triumphant Comeback

Featuring a roster full of young talent and strong leaders, Head Coach Stephen Malafronte and the Branford baseball squad were aiming for a bounceback season in 2020. After winning just five games ...

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Sports • Published May 16, 2020 02:14 p.m.

No American Legion Baseball This Summer

The COVID-19 pandemic is preventing another season from being played in 2020. There will be no American Legion baseball games played in Connecticut—or the entire United States—this...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 14, 2020 01:53 p.m.

Spivey Will Always Cherish Playing Softball in Branford

Abby Spivey was happy when she found out that Tori Ramada was taking over as head coach of the Branford softball team last spring. Abby had played softball with Coach Ramada’s sister...

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Sports • Published May 10, 2020 10:48 p.m.

Hornets Give Coach May a Happy Birthday

In the 1966 song “Tiny Bubbles,” Don Ho sings, “So here’s to the golden moon, and here’s to the silver sea, and mostly here’s a toast, to you and me....

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Sports • Published May 09, 2020 08:48 p.m.

CIAC Cancels 2020 Spring Season

On May 5, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) made an announcement that seemed inevitable: There will be no high school season for spring sports in 2020. With the world...

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Sports • Published May 04, 2020 02:18 a.m.

Branford Softball Features Some Great Leaders

In 2019, with two games remaining in Tori Ramada’s first year as head coach of the Branford softball team, the Hornets squared off against Wilbur Cross on their home field. The game was...

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Sports • Published May 03, 2020 09:11 p.m.

North Branford Ultimate Frisbee: A True Family

After being cut from the North Branford volleyball squad as a freshman, Jenna Gall came up with a plan to get on assistant coach Jacob Sweet’s good side. At the time, Sweet was also head...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 30, 2020 05:19 p.m.

Holzer Earns Nod as North Branford’s Point Guard

With three wins through its first seven games of the season, the North Branford boys’ basketball team traveled to face Cromwell on Jan. 16. The Panthers were 5-2 on the year and have been...

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Sports • Published April 29, 2020 07:56 p.m.

National Football Foundation Presents Scholar Athlete Honors

The Casey-O’Brien New Haven County Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame recently recognized 28 high school and prep school scholar athletes who played...

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Sports • Published April 26, 2020 03:17 p.m.

CIAC Cancels Spring Tournaments, Still Hopes to Play

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) announced that it has canceled all of its postseason tournaments and championship meets for the 2020 spring high school sports season due ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 23, 2020 02:32 p.m.

Robinson Pins Down Wins for the Hornets

AJ Robinson began his wrestling career competing at Walsh Intermediate School with coach Tom Ermini. When he entered Branford High School, AJ took the techniques that he learned at Walsh and...

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