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Sports • Published Aug 08, 2022 12 pm

Branford Senior Legion Battled to the Last Out This Summer

With his team featuring a young roster, Head Coach Kyle Heins knew that the Branford Senior American Legion 19-U baseball squad would have to grind it out until the end o...
Sports • Published Jul 18, 2022 04 pm

Branford Girls’ Tennis Enjoys Sensational Campaign on the Court

Entering the season with a new head coach and a relatively young roster, the athletes on the Branford girls’ tennis team were determined to prove that they would be a for...
Sports • Published Jul 18, 2022 02 pm

Jersey Mike’s Wins League Title for Branford 14-U Softball

For the second year in a row, the 14-U team of the Branford Girls’ Softball organization sponsored by Jersey Mike’s has capped off an undefeated season by taking home a c...
High School • Published Jul 11, 2022 12 am

North Branford Golf Becomes a Contender in 2022

Four years ago, the North Branford boys’ golf team finished its season no wins and placed last in the Shoreline Conference. Led by a senior class that built the foundatio...
High School • Published Jul 10, 2022 12 am

Branford Youth Cheer Holding Car Wash Fundraiser

The Branford Youth Cheerleading program is holding a car wash fundraiser on Saturday, July 23. The car wash will take place at Eli’s Branford on 624 W Main St. from 10 a....
High School • Published Jun 30, 2022 12 am

Branford-East Haven Boys’ Lacrosse Became a Brotherhood This Spring

As the Branford-East Haven (Bfd-EH) co-op boys' lacrosse team battled throughout the 2022 season, Head Coach Jim May wanted his squad to learn how to succeed while dealin...
High School • Published Jun 26, 2022 12 am

Post 83’s Legion Teams Take a Couple of Defeats

Senior Legion Baseball The Branford Senior American Legion 19-U baseball team had two games with Hamden on its schedule last week. Branford took defeats against Hamd...
High School • Published Jun 26, 2022 12 am

Branford Road Race Draws Nearly 2,000 Participants

Hartford residents Ben Lanza and Nancy Montemerlo were the first-place finishers for the 5-mile state championship when the 42nd annual Branford Road Race took place on F...
High School • Published Jun 26, 2022 12 am

North Branford Baseball Played its Best Down the Stretch

The North Branford baseball team spent the first half of the 2022 season trying to find the right lineup while establishing its identity. Once the Thunderbirds did that, ...
High School • Published Jun 21, 2022 12 am

Hornets Keep Moving Up the Leaderboard

By virtue of winning the SCC Division II title this year, the Branford boys’ golf team will be moving up to the Division I level for the 2023 season. With many of the tea...
High School • Published Jun 20, 2022 12 am

Kropiwnicki Places 11th for Branford at CIAC Decathlon; Jackson Competes in Heptathlon

Boys’ Outdoor Track Junior Ryder Kropiwnicki represented the Branford boys’ outdoor track team when he competed in the CIAC Decathlon last week. Kropiwnicki finished...
High School • Published Jun 19, 2022 12 am

Branford’s Legion Baseball Teams Begin 2022 Season

Senior Legion Baseball The Branford Senior American Legion 19-U baseball team played a game against Madison and had a contest with Hamden during the first week of th...
High School • Published Jun 19, 2022 12 am

Standings Tightening Up in Deep River Horseshoe League

The Pirates posted their second sweep in a row when they blanked the Dodgers by a 6-0 score during Week 7 play in the Deep River Horseshoe League on June 9. The Pirates m...
High School • Published Jun 19, 2022 12 am

LeBeau and Leete Receive Scholar-Athlete Honors

Two North Branford student-athletes were recently honored at the CAS-CIAC’s annual Scholar Athlete dinner. North Branford seniors Braeden LeBeau and Regan Leete were reco...
High School • Published Jun 13, 2022 12 am

Thunderbirds Finish Season as Class S Runner-Up

On the heels of winning its seventh-straight Shoreline Conference title, the North Branford softball team advanced to the championship game of the State Tournament for th...
High School • Published Jun 12, 2022 12 am

Branford Road Race Returning to Familiar Terrain

The 42nd annual Branford Road Race is returning to the Branford Green for Father’s Day this year. Last year’s event was held at Walsh Intermediate School under strict COV...
High School • Published Jun 12, 2022 12 am

Branford Golf Finishes 7th in Division II State Meet; Track Teams Represent at State Open

Boys’ Golf The Branford boys’ golf team posted a seventh-place finish when the Hornets competed in the Division II State Championship on June 6. The Hornets tallied ...
High School • Published Jun 12, 2022 12 am

North Branford Golf Places 9th at Division III State Championship

The North Branford boys’ golf team hit the links to participate in the Division III State Championship last week. The Thunderbirds finished in a tie for ninth place at st...
High School • Published Jun 05, 2022 12 am

Four Hornets’ Teams Take States Openers Before Losing in Next Round

Girls’ Tennis The Branford girls’ tennis team claimed a victory versus Jonathan Law in a Class M State Tournament first-round match and then lost a decision against ...
High School • Published Jun 05, 2022 12 am

North Branford Girls’ Lacrosse Loses in Shoreline Final, Class S Quarters; Baseball Takes Defeat in State Quarterfinals

Girls’ Lacrosse The North Branford girls’ lacrosse team took a 14-12 defeat against Old Saybrook in the Shoreline Conference final and then won its first game in sta...
High School • Published Jun 05, 2022 12 am

North Branford Wins Seventh-Straight Shoreline Title, Advances to Class S Semifinals

After losing its first three games of the season and then having no players make the All-Shoreline Conference First Team, the North Branford softball squad entered this y...
High School • Published May 27, 2022 12 am

Branford’s Track Teams Compete in SCCs

The Branford’s outdoor track program competed in the Southern Connecticut Conference Championship that took place at Bowen Field in New Haven on May 24. The Hornets’ boys...
High School • Published May 26, 2022 12 am

Branford Golf Finishes Excellent Regular Season

The Branford boys’ golf team finished its regular season with a record of 17-1 after picking up victories in a trio of road meets last week. The Hornets defeated Jonathan...
High School • Published May 26, 2022 12 am

North Branford Softball, Girls’ Lacrosse Return to Shoreline Final

Softball The North Branford softball team won its first two games in the Shoreline Conference Tournament to move on to a matchup versus Old Lyme in the final. North ...
High School • Published May 22, 2022 12 am

T-Birds See a Tremendous Turnaround on the Greens

Four years ago, the North Branford boys’ golf team finished with a record of 0-10 and was at the bottom of the Shoreline Conference. With strong leadership from their sen...
High School • Published May 22, 2022 12 am

North Branford Girls’ Lacrosse Hands Valley First Loss; Baseball and Softball Teams Finish Regular Season with 13 Wins

Girls’ Lacrosse The North Branford girls’ lacrosse team finished its regular season with a record of 12-4 after notching road wins over Valley Regional and Morgan la...
High School • Published May 22, 2022 12 am

Branford Track Earns Three Wins at Sectionals; Hornets’ Golf Notches 14th Victory

Boys’ Outdoor Track The Branford boys’ outdoor track team earned first-place finishes in one individual event and a relay on its way to placing fifth overall in the ...
High School • Published May 15, 2022 12 am

Branford-East Haven Lacrosse Team Competing with Belief

With a spot in states already locked up, the Branford-East Haven (Bfd-EH) co-op boys' lacrosse team split a pair of recent games to put the team's record at 8-6 entering ...
High School • Published May 15, 2022 12 am

Johnson Tosses Perfect Game for the Hornets; Golf Squad Improves to 13-1

Softball Senior Marzia Johnson pitched a perfect game for the Branford softball team when the Hornets claimed a 17-0 victory against Career last week. The Hornets al...
High School • Published May 15, 2022 12 am

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

Softball 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 campaig...
High School • Published May 09, 2022 12 am

T-Birds Playing Speedy and Savvy This Season

When the North Branford boys’ lacrosse team steps on the field, Head Coach Dave Carpenter wants the Thunderbirds to “Play fast, but play smart.” With his team’s regular s...
High School • Published May 08, 2022 12 am

Branford Golf Improves Record to 9-0; Lacrosse Teams Earn Multiple Victories

Boys’ Golf The Branford boys’ golf team had another big week by scoring two more victories to improve its record to 9-0 this season. The Hornets earned wins over Gui...
High School • Published May 08, 2022 12 am

North Branford Golf Sweeps the Week; Softball Squad Wins a Pair

Boys’ Golf The North Branford boys’ golf team improved to 6-1-2 on the season after winning all three of its matches last week. The Thunderbirds defeated Old Saybroo...
High School • Published May 02, 2022 12 am

Branford Softball Gaining Pivotal Experience

The Branford softball team entered this season with plenty of youth after graduating six seniors from last year’s squad. As the Hornets play through their campaign, Head ...
High School • Published May 01, 2022 12 am

T-Birds’ Softball Posts 3 Convincing Victories; Golf Team Earns a Win and a Tie

Softball The North Branford softball team had a productive week on the field by winning three of its four games to boost its record to 7-5 this season. The Thunderbi...
High School • Published May 01, 2022 12 am

Branford Girls’ Tennis, Boys’ Golf Stay Undefeated

Girls’ Tennis The Branford girls’ tennis team improved to 6-0 this season after netting victories in all three of its matches last week. The Hornets defeated East Ha...
High School • Published Apr 30, 2022 12 am

North Branford Trio Honored for Contributions to Unified Sports

On April 25, two North Branford High School (NBHS) and a staff member were recognized during the annual Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) Unified Spo...
High School • Published Apr 30, 2022 12 am

Murray to be Inducted into CIAC Hall of Honor

The Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) and the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) is holding its annual CAS-CIAC Hall of Honor Dinner at the Aqu...
High School • Published Apr 25, 2022 12 am

T-Birds Enjoy a Big Week with Three Victories

Even with a young roster, North Branford baseball Head Coach Billy Mitchell believes that the Thunderbirds have all the tools to go on a deep run in Shorelines and states...
High School • Published Apr 24, 2022 12 am

North Branford Softball Sees Winning Week; Golf Squad Posts Win Over Valley

Softball The North Branford softball team won two of its three road games last week to level its record at 4-4 on the season. The Thunderbirds notched victories over...
High School • Published Apr 24, 2022 12 am

Branford Boys’ Tennis Improves to 5-0; Boys’ Lacrosse Team Takes 2 of 3

Boys’ Tennis The Branford boys’ tennis team defeated Cheshire in its lone match of the week to improve the Hornets’ record to 5-0 on the season. Branford edged out t...
High School • Published Apr 17, 2022 12 am

Four T-Birds’ Teams Earn Multiple Wins on the Week

Girls’ Lacrosse The North Branford girls’ lacrosse team improved to 4-1 after notching a pair of road victories last week. The Thunderbirds claimed wins over Haddam-...
High School • Published Apr 17, 2022 12 am

Branford’s Tennis Teams, Golf Squad Stay Undefeated on the Season

Girls’ Tennis The Branford girls’ tennis team netted two victories last week to improve its record to 3-0 this spring. The Hornets posted wins against Hamden and Lym...
High School • Published Apr 17, 2022 12 am

Branford-East Haven Boys’ Lacrosse Team Building Leaders On and Off the Field

In his 27 years with the Branford boys' lacrosse team, Head Coach Jim May has used the mantra, "It's not just about lacrosse," to help define the program. While May is lo...
High School • Published Apr 16, 2022 12 am

New Haven County Chapter of National Football Foundation to Honor Scholar Athletes, Local Coach

Following a two-year hiatus, the Casey-O'Brien Chapter of the National Football Foundation will once again have a dinner at which graduating seniors from area high school...
High School • Published Apr 16, 2022 12 am

Brennan Helps Assumption Dance Team Place 2nd at College Nationals

Melissa Brennan, a former member of the Branford High School dance team, recently helped the dance team at Assumption University finish in second place at the National Da...
High School • Published Apr 11, 2022 12 am

T-Birds Competing with a Team-First Demeanor

Coming off of its third-straight Shoreline Conference title, the North Branford girls’ lacrosse team is looking to use that postseason experience to make it four in a row...
High School • Published Apr 10, 2022 12 am

Branford Boys’ Golf, Boys’ Tennis Notch Multiple Victories During First Week

Boys’ Golf The Branford boys’ golf team started off its 2022 spring season by sweeping a quad-meet at Alling Memorial Golf Club on April 4. The Hornets earned wins v...
High School • Published Apr 10, 2022 12 am

T-Birds’ Boys’ Lacrosse Off to 2-0 Start; Girls’ Tennis Opens Season

Boys’ Lacrosse The North Branford boys’ lacrosse team is 2-0 to begin its season after claiming victories in its first two games of the campaign. The Thunderbirds ne...
High School • Published Apr 04, 2022 12 am

T-Birds Looking to Continue Winning Tradition on the Ballfield

After claiming its sixth-straight Shoreline Conference title and advancing to the state final, the North Branford softball team is back on the diamond and striving for mo...