August 8, 2020
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Sports • Published Aug. 01, 2020 07:09 p.m.

CIAC Releases Plan to Play Fall Sports

On July 31, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) released an 11-page report that details its plan to play high school sports during the 2020 fall season. In doing so, the...

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Sports • Published July 30, 2020 08:12 p.m.

2020 North Branford Field Hockey Schedule

Wednesday, Sept. 2: at Hamden at 5:30 p.m. (scrimmage0Thursday, Sept. 10: vs. Valley Regional at 3:45 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 12: vs. Amity at 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, Sept. 16: vs....

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Sports Person of the Week • Published July 16, 2020 12:31 p.m.

Aiken’s a True Leader On and Off the Field

In the 2020 North Branford High School yearbook, Mairead Aiken’s senior quote reads, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget...

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Sports • Published July 09, 2020 06:36 p.m.

2020 North Branford Girls’ Volleyball Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 10: vs. East Hampton at 5:30 p.m.Monday, Sept. 14: at Haddam-Killingworth at 4 p.m.Wednesday, Sept. 16: vs. Old Lyme at 5:30 p.m.Friday, Sept. 18: vs. Sacred...

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Sports • Published July 02, 2020 04:52 p.m.

2020 North Branford Boys’ Soccer Schedule

Friday, Sept. 11: vs. Platt Tech at 3:45 p.m.Monday, Sept. 14: vs. Cromwell at 3:45 p.m.Wednesday, Sept. 16: vs. East Hampton at 6 p.m.Friday, Sept. 18: vs. Hale-Ray at 6 p.m....

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Sports • Published June 28, 2020 09:10 p.m.

Chamberlain Signs with the St. Louis Cardinals

At 9:01 in the morning on June 14, former North Branford baseball standout Matt Chamberlain received a phone call that would change his life forever. The call came in just one minute after Major...

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Sports • Published June 25, 2020 02:09 p.m.

2020 North Branford Girls’ Soccer Schedule

Tuesday, Sept. 15: at Cromwell at 6 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 17: at East Hampton at 3:45 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 19: vs. Coginchaug at 10 a.m.Tuesday, Sept. 22: vs. Haddam-Killingworth ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published June 25, 2020 12:41 p.m.

Gargano Came a Long Way on the Lacrosse Field

After growing up playing baseball, JJ Gargano decided it was time to make a change when he was in 8th grade. JJ started playing lacrosse for Dave Carpenter, who coaches at the youth level in North ...

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Sports • Published June 17, 2020 10:51 p.m.

2020 North Branford Football Schedule

All home games at North Branford High SchoolFriday, Sept. 11: vs. Sport & Medical Sciences Academy Co-op at 6:30 p.m.Friday, Sept. 18: at Haddam-Killingworth at 6:30 p.m....

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Sports • Published June 15, 2020 12:15 a.m.

Carpenter Loved Watching His Seniors Grow

When the North Branford boys’ lacrosse team won its first Shoreline Conference title last year, the Thunderbirds did so with 26 athletes on their roster. As the T-Birds got ready to begin...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published June 11, 2020 01:17 p.m.

Pollock Appreciates How Baseball Shaped Him

Baseball has always been a core piece of Johnny Pollock’s life. Johnny first picked up a bat and glove in his backyard as a one-year-old, and his passion for the sport has continually grown ...

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Sports • Published May 31, 2020 11:09 p.m.

North Branford’s Seniors Honored for Their Contributions

After winning 14 games last year, Head Coach Billy Mitchell and the North Branford baseball squad were excited to getting back on the diamond and build off of that success in 2020. The...

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Sports • Published May 30, 2020 07:26 p.m.

New League Forms with Hopes of Playing Summer Baseball

Even though there isn’t going to be any American Legion baseball this year, there still may be a chance for players in that age group to take the field during the summer of 2020. Last week, ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 29, 2020 01:44 p.m.

Despres Provides a Presence Behind the Plate

As soon as Kayla Despres set foot inside North Branford High School, she knew that she wanted to be a starter on the Thunderbirds’ softball team. Kayla wound often go to Head Coach Nick...

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Sports • Published May 18, 2020 01:55 a.m.

T-Birds’ Seniors Receive Special Sendoff

Brent Aiken was devastated when he found out that his daughter was going to lose her senior year of high school sports. Brent is the father of Mairead Aiken, a senior captain on North Branford...

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Sports • Published May 16, 2020 02:14 p.m.

No American Legion Baseball This Summer

The COVID-19 pandemic is preventing another season from being played in 2020. There will be no American Legion baseball games played in Connecticut—or the entire United States—this...

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Sports • Published May 09, 2020 08:48 p.m.

CIAC Cancels 2020 Spring Season

On May 5, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) made an announcement that seemed inevitable: There will be no high school season for spring sports in 2020. With the world...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 07, 2020 04:23 p.m.

Schanz Fenced Her Best as a Senior

Izzy Schanz continually improved while developing her technique through the course of her four seasons with the North Branford fencing program. More important than any wins or losses, though, Izzy ...

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Sports • Published May 03, 2020 09:11 p.m.

North Branford Ultimate Frisbee: A True Family

After being cut from the North Branford volleyball squad as a freshman, Jenna Gall came up with a plan to get on assistant coach Jacob Sweet’s good side. At the time, Sweet was also head...

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Sports • Published April 29, 2020 07:56 p.m.

National Football Foundation Presents Scholar Athlete Honors

The Casey-O’Brien New Haven County Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame recently recognized 28 high school and prep school scholar athletes who played...

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Sports • Published April 27, 2020 02:09 a.m.

T-Birds Cook Up Recipe for Success

Heading into her senior year, North Branford’s Mackenzie Glenn knew that she would be competing on an indoor track team that featured several athletes who were new to the sport. To start...

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Sports • Published April 26, 2020 03:17 p.m.

CIAC Cancels Spring Tournaments, Still Hopes to Play

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) announced that it has canceled all of its postseason tournaments and championship meets for the 2020 spring high school sports season due ...

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Sports • Published April 19, 2020 10:18 p.m.

T-Birds Make Strides on the Strip

Ten of the 12 members of this year’s North Branford fencing team were either juniors or seniors. Most of those athletes began fencing when they started high school. With a rise in...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 16, 2020 04:07 p.m.

Becker Sprints Her Way to MVP Honors

When Nadia Becker lines up at the starting block, she tries to clear her head and focus on the next few seconds of her life. A junior sprinter for North Branford girls’ track, Nadia makes...

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Sports • Published April 12, 2020 09:42 p.m.

Greater New Haven Warriors Make Waves in First Campaign

A few days after the SCC Championship, Aidan Henry gave a speech on behalf of the Greater New Haven (GNH) Warriors’ boys’ swimming and diving team when North Haven High School held...

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