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Sports • Published Nov. 11, 2019 12:48 a.m.

North Branford Edges Westbrook for Third-Straight Shoreline Title

The North Branford field hockey team has achieved the Shoreline Conference three-peat. The Thunderbirds claimed their third-straight league title by earning a 2-1 win against Westbrook in the...

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Sports • Published Nov. 11, 2019 12:01 a.m.

T-Birds’ Boys’ Soccer Finishes Year with a Tie; Volleyball Loses in Shoreline Quarters

Boys’ SoccerThe North Branford boys’ soccer team finished the 2019 season by earning a tie versus Amistad last week. On Nov. 4, the Thunderbirds hosted...

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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 from 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...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Nov. 07, 2019 02:25 p.m.

Gildersleeve Comes Back from Accident to Lead the T-Birds

Britny Gildersleeve feels fortunate that she’s playing for the North Branford girls’ soccer team in her senior year. During the summer, Britny was in an auto accident that resulted...

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Sports • Published Nov. 04, 2019 08:54 a.m.

North Branford Girls’ Soccer Clinches State Tournament Berth; Field Hockey Completes Unbeaten Regular Season

Girls’ SoccerThe North Branford girls’ soccer team clinched its fourth-straight State Tournament berth by capping its regular season with a 3-1 victory over...

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Sports • Published Oct. 27, 2019 08:19 p.m.

North Branford Notches 35-28 Win Over Valley-Old Lyme

The North Branford football team earned its fourth win in its last five games by claiming a 35-28 home victory versus Valley Regional-Old Lyme (VR-OL) in a Pequot Conference Sassacus Division game ...

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Sports • Published Oct. 27, 2019 04:10 p.m.

T-Birds’ Field Hockey Clinches Top Seed in Shorelines; Girls’ Soccer Stays in States Chase

Field HockeyThe Thunderbirds’ field hockey team remains undefeated in 2019 after earning a tie with Westbrook and victory over Haddam-Killingworth last week. North...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Oct. 24, 2019 03:42 p.m.

Pedersen Leads the T-Birds as a Libero and Captain

Katy Pedersen started her volleyball career as a freshman at North Branford and took on the role of a defensive specialist for the Thunderbirds. Katy earned the job as North Branford’s...

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Sports • Published Oct. 21, 2019 03:06 a.m.

Branford Football Shuts Out Bethel, 27-0

The Branford football team claimed its second win of the year when the Hornets posted a 27-0 road victory against non-conference opponent Bethel at DeSantis Field on Oct. 18. Branford scored two...

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Sports • Published Oct. 20, 2019 07:41 p.m.

North Branford Football Routs the Rams, 48-14; Field Hockey Posts Three More Shutouts

FootballThe North Branford football team returned from its bye week with a vengeance last week. On Oct. 19, the Thunderbirds routed Old Saybrook-Westbrook (OS-W) by the...

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Sports • Published Oct. 13, 2019 06:33 p.m.

T-Birds’ Field Hockey Pushes Shutout Streak to 10; Girls’ Soccer Notches First Two Victories

Field HockeyThe North Branford field hockey team earned two more victories to improve to 10-0 this season and has still yet to give up a goal on the year. North Branford...

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Sports • Published Oct. 13, 2019 01:52 a.m.

North Branford Building a Foundation with Boatman

The North Branford boys’ soccer team has taken a step back in the win column in recent seasons, but 2010 graduate Dewey Boatman is hoping to change that as the T-Birds’ head coach....

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Oct. 10, 2019 03:39 p.m.

Vitarisi Enters Second Year Leading T-Birds’ Cheer

Rachel Vitarisi fell in love with cheerleading from the second she stepped on the mat as an eight year-old. Rachel went on to join the cheer team at North Branford High School and is currently in...

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Sports • Published Oct. 06, 2019 04:54 p.m.

T-Birds’ Field Hockey Clinches State Tourney Berth; Cross Country Hosts Floyd Parness Invitational

Field HockeyThe T-Birds’ field hockey team remained undefeated by winning both of its games last week and has still not allowed a goal this season. North Branford...

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Sports • Published Sep. 30, 2019 12:02 a.m.

North Branford Field Hockey Runs Shutout Streak to Six

The North Branford field hockey team remained undefeated on the season after posting a pair of shutout victories last week. The Thunderbirds earned a 6-0 home win over Valley Regional on Sept. 23...

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Sports • Published Sep. 29, 2019 06:44 p.m.

T-Birds’ Football Crushes Cromwell-Portland, 61-14; Girls’ Soccer Takes 2-1 Loss to Valley

FootballThe North Branford football team went on the road and blew out Cromwell-Portland by the final score of 61-14 in a Pequot Conference clash at Pierson Park in...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Sep. 26, 2019 03:25 p.m.

Cucinotta Has Family Ties on the Volleyball Court

Volleyball is a big part of Sally Cucinotta’s family. Sally took an interest in the sport after watching her father John play in their backyard and went on to the join the squad at North...

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Sports • Published Sep. 22, 2019 07:10 p.m.

North Branford’s Defense Stifles H-K in 19-6 Victory; Field Hockey Posts Fourth-Straight Shutout

FootballThe North Branford football squad got in the win column by notching a 19-6 victory over Pequot Conference foe Haddam-Killingworth at Colafati Field on Sept. 21. The ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Sep. 19, 2019 12:46 p.m.

Cappetta Loves Volunteering with T-Birds’ Girls’ Tennis

When Joe Cappetta isn’t on a nearby tennis court, you can find him at Bobby’s Apizza Restaurant in North Branford. Joe bought the business in 1980, but still liked to get out on the...

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Sports • Published Sep. 15, 2019 05:52 p.m.

North Branford Girls’ Soccer Enters Season with Great Senior Leadership

Despite graduating about half of its starters from a year ago, the North Branford girls’ soccer team is maintaining high expectations entering the 2019 season. Head Coach Pat...

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Sports • Published Sep. 15, 2019 05:03 p.m.

T-Birds’ Field Hockey Starts with a Pair of Shutouts; Football Loses Season Opener

Field HockeyThe Thunderbirds’ field hockey squad is off to a 2-0 start this fall after notching wins versus Old Saybrook and Watertown last week. On Sept. 12, North...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Sep. 12, 2019 12:05 p.m.

Ablondi-Taylor Poised for More Success Following Breakout Campaign

Peter Ablondi-Taylor was a baseball player while growing up in North Branford. When he was 4th grade, Peter transitioned to lacrosse when his uncle got him involved in the sport, and he...

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Sports • Published Aug. 29, 2019 07:55 p.m.

Special Olympics Connecticut Hosting Unified Sports Fall Festival This Weekend

Special Olympics Connecticut is hosting its annual Unified Sports Fall Festival at several locations in the state, including a few towns on the shoreline, this weekend. Athletes from around the...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Aug. 29, 2019 12:23 p.m.

T-Birds’ Alum Salvati Eager to Begin First Season as Guilford Football Coach

The Guilford football team will be hitting the gridiron with a new leader on the sidelines this fall. Back in February, the Indians named North Branford football alum Anthony Salvati as head coach ...

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Sports • Published Aug. 28, 2019 05:05 p.m.

2019 North Branford Thunderbirds Girls’ Cross Country Schedule

Tuesday, Sept. 24: League Meet 1 at John Winthrop Middle School, Deep River at 4 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 1: Floyd Parness Invitational at Totoket Valley Park, North Branford at 4 p.m....

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