Wednesday, August 04, 2021

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Senior captain Sophia Esposito battled through an injury to get back on the field for the home stretch of her last year with Branford softball squad.

Photo courtesy of Sophia Esposito

Esposito Proves a True Leader for the Hornets

Published July 29, 2021 11:52 a.m.

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Senior captain center fielder Kaitlyn Dugan garnered All-SCC Second Team accolades for the Branford softball squad this spring. Photo courtesy of Kaitlyn Dugan

Dugan Finishes Senior Year with All-SCC Honors

Published July 22, 2021 12:03 p.m.

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Maddie Humphery worked hard to start as a senior and put together a solid season for the T-Birds on defense. Photo courtesy of Maddie Humphrey

Humphrey Makes Her Mark on Varsity

Published July 15, 2021 02:21 p.m.

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Cam Paleski garnered All-SCC accolades as a junior with the Hornets’ boys’ lacrosse squad and will lead the team as a senior captain next season. Photo courtesy of Cam Paleski

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Carly Villano loved playing doubles for the T-Birds and especially enjoyed leading the team as a senior captain this spring. Photo courtesy of Carly Villano

Villano’s Glad That She Gave Tennis a Shot

Published July 01, 2021 01:43 p.m.

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Junior captain Dakota Cooper garnered All-Shoreline Conference honors for his performance on the golf course with the T-Birds this spring. Photo courtesy of Dakota Cooper

Cooper Chips His Way to All-Conference Honors

Published June 24, 2021 12:12 p.m.

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Senior Lily Hitchcock led the Branford softball team from the captain’s chair, behind the plate, and even second base. Photo courtesy Lily Hitchcock

Hitchcock Leads the Hornets as a Senior

Published June 17, 2021 12:51 p.m.

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Sophomore Keegan LaLonde of the Branford golf squad earned a spot to play at the State Open, following a regular season that saw him collect medalist honors on multiple occasions for the Hornets. Photo courtesy of Keegan LaLonde

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Emma Serenson made the jump from No. 3 doubles to No. 2 singles with the North Branford girls’ tennis team this spring, while also leading the T-Birds’ as one of the club’s senior captains. Photo courtesy of Emma Serenson

Serenson Finds Her Niche Between the Baselines

Published June 03, 2021 12:45 p.m.

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North Branford senior Charliana Criscuolo has enjoyed every second of serving as a team manager for multiple Thunderbirds’ clubs. Photo courtesy of Charliana Criscuolo

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Nick Chieffo has constantly worked hard to become a better lacrosse player, and that work ethic earned him the title of senior captain for the Hornets’ boys’ lacrosse team this spring. Photo courtesy of Jim May

Chieffo Never Stops Working on the Field

Published May 20, 2021 02:20 p.m.

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Freshman Jack O’Brien has been posting solid scores from the get-go during his first season as a member of the North Branford boys’ golf team. Photo courtesy of Jack O’Brien

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After serving as a captain for the North Branford girls’ basketball team the past two seasons, Erica Piercey is leading the T-Birds on the ballfield in that same capacity this spring. Photo courtesy of Erica Piercey

Piercey Leading the T-Birds on the Field

Published April 29, 2021 12:07 p.m.

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Francesca Valletta did an excellent job while leading the Branford girls’ basketball team as a senior captain this winter. Photo courtesy of Francesca Valletta

Valletta Enjoyed Leading the Hornets on the Court

Published April 22, 2021 11:49 a.m.

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Lauren Thompson had a great freshman season for the Branford girls’ basketball team, earning All-SCC East Division accolades on behalf of the Hornets.

Photo courtesy of Lauren Thompson

Thompson Enjoys Fantastic Freshman Campaign

Published April 15, 2021 12:10 p.m.

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Senior guard Justin Elpi finished his career with Branford boys’ hoops by making the All-SCC East Division Team on behalf of the Hornets this winter. Photo courtesy of Justin Elpi

Elpi Always Puts His Team First

Published April 08, 2021 12:45 p.m.

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Senior Zachary Abbagnaro became a defensive anchor in the paint for the North Branford boys’ basketball squad this year. The senior center started all 13 games for the Thunderbirds and recorded a career-high six blocks in a game versus East Hampton. 

Photo courtesy of Zachary Abbagnaro

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Luke Volpe saw his wrestling career at Branford come to an untimely end, but he still made huge contributions for the Hornets and was ultimately named a senior captain. 

Photo courtesy of Luke Volpe

Volpe Helped the Hornets However He Could

Published March 25, 2021 01:19 p.m.

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North Branford sophomore Spencer Carroll is turning in some quality performances as a member of the Greater New Haven Warriors co-op swim squad.

Photo courtesy of Spencer Carroll

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Jake Palluzzi has made a quick impact with the Branford boys’ basketball team as a freshman guard for the Hornets. Photo courtesy of Jake Palluzzi

Palluzzi’s Netting Success as a Freshman

Published March 11, 2021 12:34 p.m.

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Junior forward Braeden LeBeau has established herself as a top player for the North Branford girls’ basketball team during the course of her high school career. 

Photo courtesy of Braeden LeBeau

LeBeau Stands Tall for the Thunderbirds

Published March 04, 2021 12:32 p.m.

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Peyton Tracy notched 88 career wins for the Branford wrestling team and was also named one of the Hornets’ captains as a senior. Photo courtesy of Peyton Tracy

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Gabby Lucertini is excited to be leading the Branford girls’ basketball team as a senior captain during the 2021 winter season. Photo courtesy of Gabby Lucertini

Lucertini Loves Everything About Basketball

Published Feb. 18, 2021 01:32 p.m.

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Junior captain Blake Pearson is geared up to lead the T-Birds as both a varsity starter and a junior captain during the 2021 season. Photo courtesy of Blake Pearson

Pearson’s a Team-First Player for the T-Birds

Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:55 p.m.

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Jacqui Montano is stepping down as head coach of the Branford dance squad following an exceptional run of success throughout the past several years.

Photo courtesy of Jacqui Montano

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Sabrina LeMere is assuming the mantle as head coach for the North Branford girls’ basketball team this season. Sabrina graduated from North Branford five years ago as the Thunderbirds’ all-time scoring leader. Photo courtesy of Sabrina LeMere

LeMere Comes Back Home to Coach the Thunderbirds

Published Jan. 28, 2021 12:32 p.m.

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Senior Andrew Sellitto served as a captain of the North Branford boys’ soccer squad for the past three seasons. In his final season, Andrew earned All-Shoreline Conference Second Team honors on behalf of the Thunderbirds. Photo courtesy of Andrew Sellitto

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Senior captain midfielder Sophia Anastasio helped the North Branford field hockey squad claim its fourth-straight Shoreline Conference title this fall and earned All-Conference Second Team recognition for her efforts. Photo courtesy of Sophia Anastasio