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Sports • Published Aug. 20, 2018 08:33 a.m.

Esports Growing Across the Globe and Throughout the State

The sporting landscape can seem static with the likes of baseball, football, and basketball dominating the average sports fan’s attention. However, new sports can crop up and fizzle out...

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Sports • Published Aug. 20, 2018 12:41 a.m.

Cubs Clinch No. 1 Seed as Playoffs Set to Start in Deep River Horseshoe League

The playoff bracket is set following the final weeks of regular-season action in the Deep River Horseshoe League. The battle for the top spot in the standings between Cubs and Red Sox finally drew ...

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Sports • Published Aug. 12, 2018 12:25 a.m.

Local Lacrosse Players Help Southeastern Shoreline Team Grab Gold at Nutmeg State Games

Several lacrosse players from the area helped the Guilford-based Southeastern Shoreline boys’ lacrosse team win the gold medal in the U-14 bracket at the ShopRite Nutmeg State Games. The U-...

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Sports • Published Aug. 11, 2018 11:31 p.m.

Branford 8-U Little League Squad Wins Seabreeze Tournament

On July 21, the Branford Little League 8-U coach-pitch team won the championship at the local Seabreeze Tournament. The tournament featured a two-week series of games among teams from many local...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Aug. 09, 2018 01:52 p.m.

Kmietek Wanted the Ball at All Times

Baseball fans in Branford know all about what Zane Kmietek has accomplished on the pitcher’s mound. However, they might be surprised to find out that Zane wasn’t even planning on...

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Sports • Published Aug. 09, 2018 12:10 a.m.

A Look Into the Conditioning of Modern Day Student-Athletes

As a staff writer for Shore Publishing, I’ve interviewed numerous athletes across the state. During those interviews, I’ve learned about the variety of ways they stay in top shape,...

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Sports • Published Aug. 04, 2018 08:37 p.m.

Shoreline Golf Society Holds Women’s and Seniors’ Championships

The Shoreline Golf Society (SGS) recently held its Women’s and Seniors’ championships on a beautiful summer day at Shennecosset Golf Course in Groton.The Women’s...

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Sports • Published July 29, 2018 09:40 p.m.

Registration Underway for the Ben Callahan Flag Football League

Registration is currently underway for the Ben Callahan Flag Football League for boys and girls who are in grades pre-K through 3. Branford residents and non-Branford residents are permitted to...

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Sports • Published July 28, 2018 12:30 a.m.

Branford’s Senior, Junior Legion Teams Eliminated from States; Prep Legion Wins Opener

Senior Legion BaseballThe Branford Senior American Legion baseball team was eliminated from the State Tournament after taking a 10-0 defeat versus Naugatuck at Naugatuck...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published July 27, 2018 01:27 p.m.

Hayden Caps Off Quality Career at Deerfield Academy

Henry Hayden recently completed an impressive four-year career as a student-athlete at Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts. Henry, a Branford resident, stayed busy as a coxswain for the...

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Sports • Published July 22, 2018 11:18 p.m.

Branford Senior Legion Stays Alive in States; Juniors Take Regular-Season Finale to Qualify

Senior Legion BaseballThe Branford Senior American Legion baseball team opened up the State Tournament by taking a 1-0, 10-inning loss to Naugatuck, but then edged Stamford ...

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Sports • Published July 21, 2018 08:20 p.m.

Branford Reds Take Two Titles at Mountain West Tourney

The Branford Reds AAU travel baseball program saw both its 8-U and 9-U teams win the Mountain West Tournament in West Hartford this summer. The 8-U team earned a 12-2 victory versus Simsbury to...

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Sports • Published July 21, 2018 08:18 p.m.

SCF Claims the 2018 Branford Little League Crown

SCF won the 2018 championship for Branford Little League this summer by earning a pair of victories against KMB Electric. SCF defeated KMB by final scores of 9-1 and 7-2 to take the title. The...

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Sports • Published July 15, 2018 10:02 p.m.

Kmietek Tosses Two Gems for Branford Senior Legion; Prep Legion Takes Series Against North Haven

Senior Legion BaseballThe Branford Senior American Legion baseball team is in third place in the Zone 2 standings with a record of 12-5 in zone play entering the last week...

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Sports • Published July 13, 2018 09:30 p.m.

Nearly 3,000 Participated in Branford Road Race, Including Race Founders

The 39th annual Branford Road Race took place on Father’s Day on June 17. The race featured nearly 3,000 participants who took part in the five-mile road race, two-mile fitness walk, and...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published July 12, 2018 03:14 p.m.

Suppa Proud to Man the Mound for Branford

After helping the Branford Hornets’ baseball team have a great season in the spring, Alphonse Suppa is off to a hot start with the Branford Senior American Legion baseball squad this summer....

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Sports • Published July 07, 2018 03:02 p.m.

Branford Senior Legion Moves to 9-2 in Zone 2; Juniors at 6-6

Senior Legion BaseballThe Branford Senior American Legion baseball team recorded a pair of victories versus West Haven to go with a win against East Haven in Zone 2 play...

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Sports • Published July 05, 2018 07:26 p.m.

North Haven Girls’ Tennis Running Four-Week Clinic for Autistic Children

The North Haven High School girls’ tennis team is running a four-week clinic session in which the Indians’ athletes will assist with the teaching of tennis to children who have...

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Sports • Published July 01, 2018 01:11 p.m.

Branford Senior Legion Edges North Haven, 3-2; Juniors Lose Two to North Haven

Senior Legion BaseballThe Branford Senior American Legion baseball team hosted Zone 2 rival North Haven on June 27. Post 83 earned a 3-2 win at Branford High School to...

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Sports • Published July 01, 2018 01:10 p.m.

Ten Branford Students to Represent Connecticut in USA Taekwondo National Championships

Ten students who train at Branford World Championship Taekwondo have qualified to represent Connecticut at the 2018 USA Taekwondo National Championship competition, which will be held from Monday, ...

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Sports • Published June 24, 2018 09:57 p.m.

Branford Senior Legion Off to 5-0 Start in Zone 2; Juniors Split Pair with East Haven

Senior Legion BaseballThe Branford Senior American Legion baseball team continues to play well in the early goings of its first full campaign with Kyle Heins as the...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published June 21, 2018 04:59 p.m.

Kilburn Named Shoreline Player of the Year for Conference Champ North Branford

Jessie Kilburn turned in a dominant season for the North Branford girls’ lacrosse team this spring. The junior helped the Thunderbirds make program history, while earning some impressive...

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Sports • Published June 17, 2018 03:49 a.m.

Post 83 Seniors and Juniors Both Sweep Doubleheader from Stratford

Senior Legion BaseballThe Branford Senior American Legion baseball team opened up Zone 2 action by hitting the road to face Stratford for a doubleheader on June 16. Post 83 ...

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Sports • Published June 15, 2018 05:27 p.m.

Kropiwnicki Takes 5th for Branford in CIAC Decathlon

Juniors Aidan Kropiwnicki and Brandon Perez represented the Branford boys’ outdoor track team when they competed at the CIAC Decathlon that took place at Manchester High School on ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published June 14, 2018 02:38 p.m.

Mastroianni Runs His Way to an MVP Season

Marzio Mastroianni had an historic junior year for the boys’ indoor and outdoor track teams at Branford High School. Marzio ran on school-record relays in both the indoor and outdoor...

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