Sunday, November 27, 2022

The Sound Sports Person of the Week

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Samantha Helwig enjoyed great careers with North Branford’s field hockey and girls’ lacrosse teams and will be competing in both sports at Albertus Magnus College.

Photo courtesy of Samantha Helwig

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Dom Scalia finished his career with the North Branford baseball team by earning All-Conference and All-State honors while leading the T-Birds as a two-time captain as a senior.

Photo courtesy of Dom Scalia

Scalia Pushes Past Setbacks for Super Senior Season

Published July 06, 2022 05:21 p.m.

Dom Scalia had to battle through numerous injuries on his way to being named a captain and then making All-...

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Aryana Wilson knows how to lock down the opposition as a member of the defensive corps for Branford’s field hockey, ice hockey, and girls’ lacrosse teams. Aryana recently completed her junior year at the high school. Photo courtesy of Aryana Wilson

Wilson’s a Defensive Stalwart for the Hornets

Published June 29, 2022 10:39 a.m.

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Senior captain Gianna DePino helped the North Branford softball team continue its tradition of excellence with another Shoreline Conference title and a run to the Class S state final this spring. Photo courtesy of Gianna DePino

DePino Honored to Be Part of T-Birds’ Dynasty

Published June 22, 2022 12:47 p.m.

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Peyton Gaudreau earned major accolades after an undefeated freshman season as the No. 1 singles player for the Branford girls’ tennis team this spring. Photo courtesy of Peyton Gaudreau

Gaudreau Serves Up Amazing Freshman Campaign

Published June 15, 2022 10:48 a.m.

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Dhruvi Patel earned the honor of leading the North Branford girls’ tennis team as a senior captain and got to do so alongside her cousin Diya. Photo courtesy of Dhruvi Patel

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Senior captain Justin Acquarulo has been recording solid scores all season long for the Branford golf team this year. Photo courtesy of Justin Acquarulo

Acquarulo Leads the Hornets on the Links

Published June 01, 2022 10:39 a.m.

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Senior captain Josh Berdon locked up his second-straight All-SCC bid after going 11-7 at No. 1 singles for the Branford boys’ tennis team during the regular season.

Photo courtesy of Josh Berdon

Berdon’s a Force on the Hornets’ Court

Published May 25, 2022 12:09 p.m.

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Dradon Brindisi is having a solid junior season as the T-Birds’ goalie after earning All-Shoreline Conference honors as a sophomore last year. Photo courtesy of Dradon Brindisi

Brindisi’s True Keeper for the T-Birds

Published May 18, 2022 08:21 a.m.

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Diya Patel is leading the North Branford girls’ tennis team as a senior captain while forming one half of the T-Birds’ No. 3 doubles tandem this season. Photo courtesy of Diya Patel

Patel Serving as a Leader with T-Birds’ Tennis

Published May 11, 2022 09:28 a.m.

Diya Patel was brand new to tennis when she joined the program at North Branford as a freshman. During the past four ...

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Nichole Gomez is proving a valuable contributor for the North Branford softball team as a senior outfielder this spring. Photo courtesy of Nichole Gomez

Gomez Goes Above and Beyond for Thunderbirds

Published May 04, 2022 10:52 a.m.

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Aidan Strebel is in his fourth year as the starting goalie for the Hornets’ boys’ lacrosse team is also leading the squad as a senior captain this season. Photo courtesy of Aidan Strebel

Strebel Loves Protecting the Hornets’ Net

Published April 27, 2022 10:14 a.m.

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Senior captain Marissa Raffone is making contributions on all ends of the field while playing the midfield position for the North Branford girls’ lacrosse squad. Photo courtesy of Marissa Raffone

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Former Hornets’ lacrosse player Cait O’Brien is back at Branford High School as the new head coach of the girls’ lacrosse team this spring. Photo courtesy of Cait O’Brien

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Matt Morgan earned All-Conference accolades while leading the Branford ice hockey team as a junior captain this year. Photo courtesy of Matt Morgan

Morgan Becomes a Force for the Hornets

Published April 06, 2022 08:29 a.m.

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Senior captain Ryan Michonski earned some major accolades for the North Branford hockey squad this winter and looks forward to playing baseball with the T-Birds in the spring.

Photo courtesy of Ryan Michonski

Michonski Thrives on the Ice and Diamond

Published March 30, 2022 10:13 a.m.

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Senior captain Emma Angelo finished her career with the Branford dance team by helping the Hornets claim a pair of titles at this year’s State Championship meet. 

Photo courtesy of Emma Angelo

Angelo Made the Most of Her Chance to Dance

Published March 23, 2022 10:44 a.m.

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Senior captain Pat Zdunek finished first in the 160-pound weight class when the Branford wrestling team claimed the Class M state title this winter. Photo courtesy of Pat Zdunek

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BJ Holmes earned the starting point guard spot for Branford boys’ hoops as a sophomore and is helping the Hornets have a great campaign. Photo courtesy of BJ Holmes

Holmes Emerges for the Hornets as a Sophomore

Published March 09, 2022 10:34 a.m.

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Shelby Burnham made the All-SCC Second Team as a freshman with the Branford girls’ basketball squad this winter. Photo courtesy of Shelby Burnham

Burnham Earns All-Conference Honors as a Freshman

Published March 03, 2022 11:23 a.m.

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Sophomore Keana Criscuolo is making plays as the starting point for the North Branford girls’ basketball team this season. Photo courtesy of Keana Criscuolo

Criscuolo Pilots the T-Birds at the Point

Published Feb. 24, 2022 11:00 a.m.

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Junior Aidan Geist is in his third season as the starting goalkeeper for the North Branford boys’ ice hockey team. Photo courtesy of Aidan Geist

Geist Finds His Stride Between the Pipes

Published Feb. 17, 2022 11:37 a.m.

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John Frawley had a breakout senior season with the Branford football team, earning All-SCC accolades for a Hornets’ squad that made the playoffs. Photo courtesy of John Frawley

Frawley Reaches His Peak as a Senior

Published Feb. 10, 2022 11:55 a.m.

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Ryan Monde is leading the North Branford boys’ basketball team as a senior captain, suiting up at the forward position for the Thunderbirds. Photo courtesy of Ryan Monde

Monde Plays Basketball with Passion

Published Feb. 03, 2022 12:54 p.m.

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Senior Nate Mathis was a key member of a Branford football team that reached the state semifinals and is now having a successful season with the wrestling squad.

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After assisting in several programs, Kevin Kapushinski is excited to take on his first head coaching role with the Branford wrestling team during the 2021-’22 season. Photo courtesy of Kevin Kapushinski

Kapushinski Excited to Coach Branford Wrestling

Published Jan. 20, 2022 12:49 p.m.

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Dylan Sachs is starting at shooting guard while leading the Branford boys’ basketball team as a senior captain this season. Photo courtesy of Dylan Sachs

Sachs Always Gives it His All with the Hornets

Published Jan. 13, 2022 12:35 p.m.

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After being forced to stop playing field hockey, Saoirse Burke became a hands-on manager who helped lead the North Branford field hockey team to the Class S state championship. Photo courtesy of Saoirse Burke

Burke Manages to Help the T-Birds Succeed

Published Jan. 06, 2022 03:02 p.m.

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Mike O’Brien has been a fixture in the swimming world throughout his life. Now, Mike is beginning his first season as head coach of the Greater New Haven Warriors boys’ swimming and diving team. Photo courtesy of Mike O’Brien

O’Brien Takes the Reins with GNH Warriors

Published Dec. 23, 2021 01:50 p.m.

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Caroline Spaulding had to stop playing soccer at one point due to her Crohn’s disease diagnosis, so it means a lot to her that she helped the Hornets have a great season as a senior this year. Photo courtesy of Caroline Spaulding

Spaulding Appreciates Her Teammates’ Support

Published Dec. 16, 2021 01:49 p.m.

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