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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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Sports • Published Dec. 27, 2019 09:15 a.m.

2019 Branford Sports Year in Review

The past year featured plenty of memorable moments on the Branford sports scene. The Branford boys’ ice hockey team had a championship campaign during the winter season, as did the...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Dec. 26, 2019 04:55 p.m.

McDonald Was an Ideal Teammate for the Hornets

The Branford football team put together winning records in each of the past two seasons, and senior captain Ian McDonald felt proud to be a part of the Hornets’ success. Ian helped pave a...

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Sports • Published Dec. 20, 2019 01:40 a.m.

Branford Boys’ Hockey, Girls’ Basketball Start Season with Wins

Boys’ Ice HockeyOn the heels of a dream season, the Branford boys’ ice hockey team started off the 2019-’20 campaign by rallying for a 4-3 overtime...

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Sports • Published Dec. 18, 2019 01:07 a.m.

Branford Youth Cheer Sees Another Nice Season

It was another successful year for the Branford Youth Cheerleading program. The Hornets’ competitive and sideline cheer squads took to the field to support Branford’s Youth Football...

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Sports • Published Dec. 15, 2019 05:12 p.m.

Wings Take a Loss to Hamden in Opener

The Branford-North Branford-East Haven (B-NB-EH) girls’ ice hockey squad started off a new season by playing a home game against Hamden last week. The Wings took a 9-3 defeat versus the...

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Sports • Published Dec. 14, 2019 10:08 p.m.

Hornets Looking to Run Their Way to Wins This Winter

The Branford girls’ basketball team turned in a solid season in Rob Manghnani’s first year as head coach last winter. With a scrappy group of experienced seniors leading the charge,...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Dec. 12, 2019 01:44 p.m.

Martin Makes All-SCC for the Second-Straight Year

Maggie Martin has developed a unique knowledge of field hockey as a result of playing the sport on a year-round basis. This fall, Maggie put her experience to good use by helping the Branford...

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Sports • Published Dec. 06, 2019 03:54 a.m.

The Dancer’s Studio Collects the Medals at World Tap Dance Championships

A group of eight dancers who train at The Dancer’s Studio in Northford recently returned from the World Tap Dance Championships in Riesa, Germany, where they won multiple medals while...

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Sports • Published Dec. 01, 2019 07:35 p.m.

Branford Beats East Haven, 35-7, on Thanksgiving

The Branford football team refused to let East Haven infest the Hornets’ nest when the crosstown rivals squared off in the 78th annual Beehive Bowl game on Thanksgiving Day. After allowing...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Nov. 28, 2019 09:28 a.m.

Wirtz Puts Best Foot Forward for Three Branford Teams

Andrew Wirtz became an explosive player for the Branford boys’ soccer team during the course of his high school career. Andrew finished his tenure with the Hornets by leading the team as a...

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Sports • Published Nov. 22, 2019 03:48 a.m.

Branford Swims to 7th Place at States

The Branford girls’ swimming and diving team finished in seventh place when the Hornets competed at the Class M State Championship at Southern Connecticut State University on Nov. 20. The...

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Sports • Published Nov. 22, 2019 03:48 a.m.

Hornets Lose to Guilford in Class M Semifinals

The Branford field hockey team was eliminated from the Class M State Tournament when the Hornets took a 6-1 loss to Guilford in a semifinal game at Cheshire High School on Nov. 19. The Hornets...

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Sports • Published Nov. 17, 2019 09:43 p.m.

Branford’s Soccer Squads Lose in First Round of States

Boys’ SoccerThe Branford boys’ soccer team saw its season come to a close when the Hornets took a 3-0 loss at Wilton in the first round of the Class L State...

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Sports • Published Nov. 17, 2019 03:22 p.m.

Branford Field Hockey Advances to Class M Semifinals

The Branford field hockey team advanced to the semifinal round of the Class M State Tournament by winning its first two games in the draw last week. The Hornets notched a 4-0 win over Masuk in...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Nov. 15, 2019 03:09 p.m.

Sachs is a Natural as a Captain

Melanie Sachs has the type of personality that people naturally gravitate toward, and she uses it to bring the best out of everyone as a senior captain on the Branford girls’ soccer squad....

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Sports • Published Nov. 11, 2019 12:02 a.m.

Hornets Hit the Water at SCCs; Football Blows Out Bassick

Girls’ Swimming and DivingThe Branford girls’ swimming and diving team scored 304 points to finish in 11th place at the SCC Championship at Southern...

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Sports • Published Nov. 07, 2019 05:11 p.m.

Eight Dancers to Represent Dancer’s Studio at World Tap Championships

A group of eight dancers who train at The Dancer’s Studio in Northford will be representing the United States at the World Tap Dance Championships in Riesa, Germany this month. The girls...

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Sports • Published Nov. 07, 2019 05:11 p.m.

Falcons Win the Championship in Ben Callahan Flag Football League

On Nov. 4, the Branford Falcons and Branford Lions faced off to determine who would be the 2019 Super Bowl champions in the Ben Callahan Flag Football League. The Falcons claimed the championship...

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Sports • Published Nov. 07, 2019 05:11 p.m.

Reds Take the 9-U Title for East Shore Fall Ball

The Shoreline Reds baseball team recently won the championship in the 9-U Division for East Shore Fall Ball Travel League. The Reds, who are based out of Branford, finished with a record of 13-1-1 ...

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Sports • Published Nov. 04, 2019 08:56 a.m.

Branford Girls’ Soccer Qualifies for States; Field Hockey Advances to SCC Semis

Girls’ SoccerThe Branford girls’ soccer team qualified for the Class L State Tournament by earning a 9-0 road win over Career-Hillhouse in its regular-season...

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Sports • Published Nov. 04, 2019 08:52 a.m.

Branford Football Doubles Up Law, 42-21

The Branford football team traveled to Milford to take on Jonathan Law and doubled up the Lawmen 42-21 in a Southern Connecticut Conference Tier 3 matchup on Nov. 1. Branford held a 14-7 lead over ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Nov. 01, 2019 02:58 p.m.

Zaffino’s Piling Up the Points for the Hornets

Molly Zaffino was an offensive sensation for the Branford field hockey team from the second that she stepped on the turf as a freshman. Three years later, Molly is still one of the top point...

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