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Sports • Published March 22, 2020 09:22 p.m.

North Branford Boys’ Hoops Makes Some Nice Strides

The North Branford boys’ basketball team was led by a couple of powerful presences in the paint this winter. With senior captains Bret Fee and Mike Sitro controlling things down low, the...

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Sports • Published March 21, 2020 04:53 p.m.

CIAC Postpones Start of Spring Sports

One week after canceling the State Tournaments for the winter season, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) announced that it is postponing the start of the high school spring ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published March 20, 2020 04:12 p.m.

Sitro Makes the Most of Two Campaigns at North Branford

After getting cut from his 8th-grade basketball team, Mike Sitro spent one year at Sheehan and then stepped away from the game as a sophomore. However, Mike made a triumphant comeback when he...

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Sports • Published March 16, 2020 09:07 a.m.

CIAC Cancels State Tournaments in Wake of Coronavirus Outbreak

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) made a monumental decision last week when the organization announced that it was canceling all of its remaining State Tournament games as ...

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Sports • Published March 09, 2020 04 a.m.

T-Birds’ Girls’ Hoops Loses in First Round of States

The North Branford girls’ basketball team saw its season come to a close when the Thunderbirds took a loss to Bassick in the first round of the Class M State Tournament last week. On March...

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Sports • Published March 09, 2020 04 a.m.

Greater New Haven Warriors Finish 5th at SCCs

The Greater New Haven Warriors (GNH) boys’ swimming and diving team posted a pair of first-place finishes on its way to taking fifth place as a squad at the SCC Championship last week. The...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published March 06, 2020 04:22 p.m.

Sabetta Leads T-Birds’ Fencing on the Strip

Most members of the North Branford fencing team picked up the sport in high school, but not Ethan Sabetta. Ethan started fencing in 4th grade and uses that experience to help both himself and his...

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Sports • Published March 02, 2020 01:27 a.m.

Glenn Competes in Long Jump at New Englands; Girls’ Hoops Playing in States This Week

Girls’ Indoor TrackNorth Branford senior Mackenzie Glenn competed in the long jump at the New England Indoor Track Championships at Reggie Lewis State Track Athletic ...

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Sports • Published Feb. 27, 2020 12:58 p.m.

Greater New Haven Warriors Host Fundraiser for Lion Heart

On Feb. 18, the Greater New Haven (GNH) Warriors boys’ swimming and diving team held a Lion Heart Lap-a-Thon/Dive-a-Thon to raise money for cancer research on behalf of the Lion Heart...

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Sports • Published Feb. 23, 2020 10:25 p.m.

Glenn Finishes 5th in the Long Jump at State Open; T-Birds Beat H-K, Lose to East Hampton in Shorelines

Girls’ Indoor TrackSenior Mackenzie Glenn took fifth place in the long jump while representing the North Branford girls’ indoor track team at the State Open...

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Sports • Published Feb. 22, 2020 02:27 a.m.

Shoreline Golf Society Presents Annual Awards

The Shoreline Golf Society (SGS) recently presented awards to some of its top performers from the 2019 season when the organization held its annual meeting. Sue Bobbin of Guilford was named the...

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Sports • Published Feb. 17, 2020 12:19 a.m.

Glenn Places 4th in Long Jump at States; T-Birds' Boys’ Hockey Notches First Win

Girls’ Indoor TrackSenior Mackenzie Glenn took fourth place in the long jump for the North Branford girls’ indoor track team at the Class S State Championship ...

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Sports • Published Feb. 16, 2020 12:40 a.m.

North Branford’s Fencers Working Together Toward Success

The North Branford co-ed fencing program continues to grow while seeing success both individually and as a unified group. The Thunderbirds feature 15 athletes on their roster, including...

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Sports • Published Feb. 10, 2020 02:39 a.m.

Glenn Defends Long Jump Title at Shorelines; DeLucia Finishes 4th in 600

Girls’ Indoor TrackSenior Mackenzie Glenn claimed first place in the long jump for the second-straight year when the North Branford girls’ indoor track team...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Feb. 06, 2020 01:25 p.m.

Brigido Earns Starting Spot in Senior Season

Josh Brigido is hitting his stride in his senior season with the North Branford boys’ basketball team. Josh earned a starting spot in the T-Birds’ starting lineup this winter and...

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Sports • Published Feb. 03, 2020 01:59 a.m.

T-Birds’ Girls’ Basketball Makes States; Boys’ Hoops Splits Two Games

Girls’ BasketballThe North Branford girls’ basketball team qualified for the Class M State Tournament by notching a victory over Old Saybrook last week. On...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Jan. 30, 2020 04:18 p.m.

Coyne’s Pleased to Swim with a Team This Winter

A swimmer since he was nine years old, Connor Coyne felt disappointed that he wouldn’t get to compete for a full high school swim team when he started at North Branford High School. Instead,...

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Sports • Published Jan. 27, 2020 03:52 a.m.

Both T-Birds’ Basketball Teams Edge Out H-K

Boys’ BasketballThe North Branford boys’ basketball team stands at 5-5 on the year after splitting a pair of recent matchups. The T-Birds lost to Old Lyme and ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Jan. 23, 2020 02:43 p.m.

Ryan Finds his Home Coaching the Hornets

Billy Ryan grew up in Madison, but attended high school at the Hopkins School, where he played football, basketball, and baseball with kids from around the region before continuing his football...

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Sports • Published Jan. 20, 2020 04:28 a.m.

T-Birds’ Basketball Teams Get Wins Versus Portland; Hockey Squad Drops Close Contest

Girls’ BasketballThe North Branford girls’ basketball team played two games on its home floor last week and came away with a split of the set. The...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Jan. 16, 2020 04:26 p.m.

Galdenzi Led T-Birds’ Field Hockey as Shoreline Player of the Year

Ava Galdenzi started playing field hockey at a young age with a goal of competing for Head Coach Babby Nuhn’s squad at North Branford High School. Ava’s mother Kathy Galdenzi is an...

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Sports • Published Jan. 13, 2020 03:45 a.m.

North Branford’s Basketball Teams Continue Winning

Girls’ BasketballThe North Branford girls’ basketball team swept its competition last week to improve to 5-2 on the season. North Branford earned wins over...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Jan. 09, 2020 12:52 p.m.

Blomster’s an Active Athlete All Year-Round

Lily Blomster is always keeping busy at North Branford High School. Lily recently finished her career as a captain with the T-Birds’ volleyball team and is now in her second year leading...

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Sports • Published Jan. 05, 2020 05:45 p.m.

T-Birds’ Girls’ Hoops Gets Second Victory; Boys’ Hockey Takes a Few Defeats

Girls’ BasketballThe T-Birds’ girls’ basketball team moved to 2-2 on the season after winning one of its three games in recent action. North Branford...

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Sports • Published Jan. 04, 2020 05:40 p.m.

North Branford Boys’ Hoops Notches Two Wins Over Westbrook

It didn’t take long for the North Branford boys’ basketball team to surpass its win total from last year. On the heels of a one-win season, the Thunderbirds are sporting a record of...

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