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

2019 North Branford Thunderbirds Boys’ 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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Sports • Published Aug. 25, 2019 09:57 p.m.

Behind the Lens: An Inside Look at Sports Photography

Sports photographers are continually perfecting their craft so they can capture the pivotal images that help tell a story. They face their fair share of challenges while trying to get a snapshot...

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Sports • Published Aug. 24, 2019 12:51 a.m.

Shoreline Golf Society Crowns Two Tournament Champions

Matt Fleming of North Branford recently won the 36-hole Shoreline Golf Society (SGS) Club Championship Tournament. Fleming shot a 39 on the back nine to edge out his closest competitors at the...

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Sports • Published Aug. 22, 2019 10:01 p.m.

2019 North Branford Thunderbirds Field Hockey Schedule

Home games at North Branford High SchoolThursday, Sept. 12: at Old Saybrook at 4 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 14: at Watertown at 1:30 p.m.Wednesday, Sept. 18: at Morgan at Indian...

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Sports • Published Aug. 22, 2019 09:43 p.m.

2019 North Branford Thunderbirds Volleyball Schedule

Home matches at North Branford High SchoolThursday, Sept. 12: vs. Coginchaug at 5:30 p.m.Monday, Sept. 16: at Cromwell at 5:30 p.m.Wednesday, Sept. 18: at Old Lyme at 5:30 p.m....

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Sports • Published Aug. 19, 2019 08:28 a.m.

Wiffle Ball: Connecticut’s Own Nationwide Phenomenon

Summer is a great time to get together with friends and family for cookouts and other activities, and one ubiquitous presence in Connecticut backyards is Wiffle ball. The iconic yellow bat and...

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Sports • Published Aug. 16, 2019 11:34 p.m.

2019 North Branford Thunderbirds Girls’ Soccer Schedule

Home games at North Branford High SchoolFriday, Sept. 13: at East Haven at 3:30 p.m.Monday, Sept. 16: at Haddam-Killingworth at 3:45 p.m.Friday, Sept. 20: at Old Lyme at 3:45...

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Sports • Published Aug. 16, 2019 11:34 p.m.

2019 North Branford Thunderbirds Boys’ Soccer Schedule

Home games at North Branford High SchoolThursday, Sept. 12: vs. Old Lyme at 3:45 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 17: vs. Haddam-Killingworth at 3:45 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 24: at Portland at 6 ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Aug. 15, 2019 03:11 p.m.

Jacobson Earns MVP Honors for T-Birds’ Baseball

Carl Jacobson was a star player for the North Branford baseball team and completed his career by enjoying an excellent campaign in 2019. Carl, a catcher, led the Thunderbirds with a .425 batting...

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Sports • Published Aug. 11, 2019 09:58 p.m.

2019 North Branford Thunderbirds Football Schedule

All home games at North Branford High SchoolThursday, Sept. 12: at SMSA-University-Classical at Annie Fisher Field, Hartford at 6 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 19: vs. Haddam-Killingworth at...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Aug. 09, 2019 12:04 p.m.

Wallach Encouraged Thousands of Players to ‘Be the Best You Can Be’

For more than three decades, Bill Wallach coached high school soccer throughout the area, spending much of his career at Guilford High School, before coaching at North Branford and then Sacred...

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Sports • Published Aug. 04, 2019 09:17 p.m.

Branford Senior Legion Came Up Just Shy of States This Summer

The Branford Senior American Legion baseball team won four of its last five games this summer, but was unable to secure a berth in the State Tournament after finishing with a record of 13-14 in...

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Sports • Published July 29, 2019 10:44 a.m.

North Branford Girls' Tennis Has Stellar Season with 15 Wins

The North Branford girls’tennis team notched a strong season with a 15 wins and postseason appearances all around. The Thunderbirds finished as won of the top teams in the Shoreline...

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Sports • Published July 22, 2019 01:29 a.m.

Branford Senior Legion Finishes Summer Season

The Branford Senior American Legion baseball team won three of its four contests during the final week of the 2019 season, but Post 83 came up a couple of games short of qualifying for the State...

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Sports • Published July 22, 2019 12:44 a.m.

Post 83 Juniors Finish Season with a Sweep

The Branford Junior American Legion baseball team completed its season on a high note by sweeping a three-game series against Zone 2 opponent Cheshire last week. Post 83 finished with a record of...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published July 18, 2019 10:37 a.m.

Raucci Always Put Her Team First with the T-Birds

Recent graduate Amy Raucci was a star for the field hockey team and a solid player on the softball squad during her four-year career as a student-athlete at North Branford High School. However,...

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Sports • Published July 14, 2019 03:46 p.m.

Shoreline Reds 10-U Takes East Shore Travel League Title

The Shoreline Reds 10-U travel baseball team recently won the championship for the East Shore Travel League’s 2019 spring season. The Reds finished with an overall record of 20-3 on their...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published July 12, 2019 11:21 a.m.

Redente’s Volleyball Accomplishments Earn Her Call to Hall of Fame

Former Yellowjackets’ volleyball star Ashley Redente is going to be inducted into the East Haven Alumni Association Hall of Fame this November. Ashley played softball and basketball for the ...

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Sports • Published July 08, 2019 02:56 a.m.

Branford Junior Legion Notches First Win; Seniors Edge Out East Haven

Junior LegionThe Branford Junior American Legion baseball team picked up its first win of the summer by defeating Essex in a non-zone game on June 26. Post 83 also took...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published July 05, 2019 11:22 a.m.

Zanor’s Happy to Play Baseball for His Hometown

Branford resident Eddie Zanor recently graduated from Notre Dame High School in West Haven, where he played baseball and basketball for the Green Knights. While he loved competing for Notre Dame,...

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Sports • Published June 28, 2019 08:12 a.m.

Branford Junior Legion Takes a Few Defeats; Prep Legion Gets First Win

Junior Legion BaseballThe Branford Junior American Legion baseball team was recently swept by Zone 2 opponent Wallingford in a three-game series that took place on June 22-...

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