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Sports Person of the Week • Published March 26, 2020 03:38 p.m.

Yakimoff’s Clutch in the Crease

Jared Yakimoff has played a pivotal role in the Branford boys’ ice hockey squad’s recent run of success with his excellent performance in net. A junior, Jared plays goalie for a...

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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 • 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 Person of the Week • Published March 12, 2020 03:59 p.m.

Lee Leaves Behind a Legacy at Branford

In his freshman season, Minsok Lee won just two matches with the Branford wrestling team as the Hornets finished in 12th place at the Class M State Championship. By the time he was a senior,...

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Sports • Published March 09, 2020 09:19 a.m.

Hornets Edge North Haven for Second-Straight Conference Crown

The Branford boys’ ice hockey team entered the SCC/SWC Division II final looking to defend its conference title, while North Haven had its sights set on capturing the crown for the first...

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

McHenry Wins Three Matches in New Englands; Kustra Competes on Bars at State Open

WrestlingSenior Cody McHenry finished his exceptional career as a Branford wrestler when he competed among the region’s elite at the New England Championship last...

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Sports • Published March 02, 2020 08:44 a.m.

Hornets Secure Top Seeds in Playoffs; McHenry Takes 4th Place at State Open

Boys’ Ice HockeyThe Branford boys’ ice hockey team won its second-straight SCC/SWC Division II title by posting a pair of divisional victories during the...

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Sports • Published March 01, 2020 08:05 p.m.

Branford Dance Doubles Up at States for Sixth-Straight Season

The Branford dance team featured a different look when its athletes took the stage at the State Championship, but in the end, the Hornets came away with the same exceptional results and once again ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Feb. 27, 2020 12:58 p.m.

Milici Wins National Title with St. John’s Dance Squad

For four years, Lily Milici mastered her craft as a member of the Branford High School dance team, while helping the Hornets claim their fair share of championship gold. Now, Lily is freshman...

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

Branford 4th-Grade Boys’ Travel Hoops Wins Kinney Tourney

The Branford 4th-grade boys’ travel basketball team won Branford’s annual Kinney Basketball Tournament once again this year. Branford grinded out victories against some difficult...

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Sports • Published Feb. 23, 2020 04:22 p.m.

Hornets Post All-Time Showing at States with 4th-Place Performance

On the heels of its all-time top finish at the SCC Championship, the Branford wrestling put team together another historic performance when the Hornets competed at the Class M State Championship...

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Sports • Published Feb. 23, 2020 03 a.m.

Hornets Rout Guilford, Beat North Haven in OT; Barnette Competes in High Jump at the Open

Boys’ Ice HockeyThe Branford boys’ ice hockey squad notched a pair of recent home wins over divisional foes to raise its record to 15-2-1 entering the last...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Feb. 20, 2020 01:54 p.m.

Mockus Plays Lacrosse at International Level

When Teagan Mockus was a kid, she spent a lot of time watching her older brother’s lacrosse games and tournaments. By the time she was six, Teagan took part in her first lacrosse clinic...

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Sports • Published Feb. 17, 2020 12:33 a.m.

Branford Wrestling Enjoys a Historic Week; Kustra Makes All-SCC for 3rd-Straight Season

WrestlingAfter completing its regular season with a win versus Guilford, the Branford wrestling team came in third place at the SCC Championship at Mercy High School on Feb....

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Feb. 15, 2020 01:32 a.m.

Stout Returns to Roots by Coaching High School Hoops

Basketball has always played a big part in Mark Stout’s life. Mark started his career with the East Haven Biddy Basketball town clinics when he was just six years old. He had such fond...

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Sports • Published Feb. 09, 2020 10:49 p.m.

Branford Cheerleading Claims Eighth SCC Title

The athletes on the Branford cheerleading team were reminding themselves to smile as they got ready to compete at the Southern Connecticut Conference Championship. One year after finishing fourth...

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Sports • Published Feb. 09, 2020 10:35 p.m.

Branford Boys’ Hockey Notches 12th Victory; Girls’ Basketball Defeats Foran

Boys’ Ice HockeyThe Branford boys’ ice hockey team hosted the Eastern CT Eagles for a non-conference game at Northford Ice Pavilion on Feb. 8. The Hornets...

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

Branford Girls’ Hoops Nets a Pair of Wins; Boys’ Hockey Gets 11th Victory

Girls’ BasketballThe Branford girls’ basketball team won both of its games last week to improve to 4-10 on the season.Branford hosted Cheshire on Jan....

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

Branford Track Represents at West Sectional Championship

The Branford indoor track program sent several athletes from both its boys’ and girls’ teams to compete at the Southern Connecticut Conference West Sectional Championship last week....

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Sports • Published Jan. 27, 2020 03:47 a.m.

Branford Boys’ Hockey Posts Two Blowouts; Dance Team Wins Big at Quinnipiac

Boys’ Ice HockeyThe Branford boys’ ice hockey team notched a pair of victories last week to boost their record to 10-1-1 on the campaign. Branford defeated...

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Sports • Published Jan. 26, 2020 08:52 p.m.

Branford Wrestling Sees Huge Week on the Mats

One year after winning its first SCC Division B title, the Branford wrestling team is continuing to see success on the mats this winter. The Hornets improved their dual-meet record to 16-1 by...

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Sports • Published Jan. 20, 2020 04:29 a.m.

Branford Boys’ Hockey Makes States; Track Teams Compete at Big Meets

Boys’ Ice HockeyThe Branford boys’ ice hockey squad picked up some points by earning a tie versus North Haven and then notching a win against Watertown-...

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Sports • Published Jan. 13, 2020 03:48 a.m.

Hornets’ Boys’ Hoops Beats Lyman Hall; Girls’ Track Competes at Two Meets

Boys’ BasketballThe Branford boys’ basketball team came away with a split of its two games last week to move to 4-3 this winter.On Jan. 7, Branford...

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Sports • Published Jan. 12, 2020 03:40 p.m.

Branford Boys’ Hockey Posts a Pair of Shutouts

After attaining conference and state supremacy last year, the Branford boys’ ice hockey team entered the 2019-’20 campaign on a quest to defend both of those titles. While there are...

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Sports • Published Jan. 05, 2020 05:46 p.m.

Branford Boys’ Hockey Off to 5-1 Start; Boys’ Hoops Picks Up a Few Wins

Boys’ Ice HockeyThe Branford boys’ ice hockey team improved to 5-1 on the year after picking up four victories in its last five matchups.The Hornets...

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