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Boys’ Track Defeats North Haven For Eighth Victory

by Bill O'Brien | May 27, 2015 11:30 am

Bill O'Brien Photo Coach Rich Biondi was excited when his Branford boys’ track team defeated the North Haven Indians in their dual meet last week. North Haven had a 9-1 record going into the contest and the Hornets defeated them, 82-68.

Bill O'Brien Photo “I was very happy with the win over North Haven,” Biondi said.  “They are an outstanding team, one that is well- coached.”

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Boys’ Lacrosse Team Qualifies For State Tournament

by Bill O'Brien | May 23, 2015 9:55 am

Bill O'Brien Photo The boys’ lacrosse team needed to win one more game this week to qualify for the state tournament. After back-to-back losses against Hand and Guilford the team’s chances of qualifying looked slim when they fell to 5-7.

Bill O'Brien Photo This week, however, the team turned it around, winning three in a row by beating Lyman Hall 12-3, Jonathon Law 16-4 and, most recently, Wilbur Cross 17-3 Thursday night in New Haven.

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Youth In Government Day Canned

by marcia chambers | May 19, 2015 12:35 pm

File Photo As last night’s Board of Finance (BOF) meeting was drawing to a close, board member Kurt Schwanfelder asked chair Joe Mooney what had happened to the Youth in Government Day this year. This was a program that paired high school students with the first selectman and town department heads, giving the students an opportunity to learn how town government works.

Typically the event takes place on the Monday the BOF sets the mill rate, an event that began in the high school and then moved to Town Hall some blocks away. Yesterday would have been the day.

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Branford Sailing Team Ends on a Win

by Bill O'Brien | May 15, 2015 9:45 am | Comments (1)

Bill O'Brien Photo When thinking of high school sports teams that compete in the spring most people think of golf, tennis, baseball and softball. At Branford High School you can add ‘sailing’ to the list.

Bill O'Brien Photo Coach Amy Casey and her ‘sailors’ have had a successful season, finishing with 5 wins including a season ending victory recently over Xavier High School at the Yale Corinthian Yacht Club (YCYC) in Short Beach.

Bill O'Brien Photo The BHS team won the first two races of the best of three.  “The team loves sailing against Xavier,” said Coach Casey. “They are a nice group of young men”.

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Boys Golf Team Falls To Guilford & Hand; Then Rebounds

by Bill O'Brien | May 14, 2015 1:05 pm

Bill O'Brien Photo The Branford golf team recently suffered a double loss in their matches against Guilford and Hand high schools.

The matches were held at the Pine Orchard Club in Branford and resulted in Hand winning with a score of 164 followed by Guilford at 173 and Branford trailing at 179. The two loses brought the Hornets record to 6-3.

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RTM Endorses BOF’S $103.6M Budget

by marcia chambers | May 14, 2015 11:40 am

Marcia Chambers Photo This year Republican RTM Representative Marc Riccio, never shy about expressing his views on the budget, left his charts at home.

There was no need for them, he told the Eagle after the Representative Town Meeting’s (RTM) annual budget meeting, one that in years past might go to midnight or beyond. 

This year was different in a number of ways. Riccio said the players during this budget season “worked very well together. The department managers were great and I was very pleased with the results and pleased with the process. I didn’t have to bring my charts tonight. I didn’t need them.

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Hornets Comeback Falls Short Against Lions

by Bill O'Brien | May 7, 2015 9:00 am

Bill O'Brien Photo It ended up being a game of catch up that fell short but could have ended differently if the early success continued.

Bill O'Brien Photo The Branford Hornets baseball team got out of the gate early on Monday when they scored two runs in the first inning and had the bases loaded with no outs.

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Baseball Field Dedicated To Coach George Dummar

by Bill O'Brien | May 4, 2015 10:20 am

Bill O'Brien Photo It was an emotional day at the high school baseball field Saturday as family and friends gathered to dedicate the field to the late George Dummar, Jr., the former baseball coach who led the Branford Hornets to win two state championships during his tenure as coach from 2004-2012.

Bill O'Brien Photo Dummar, who was 54, died last September of a brain tumor that he had battled for several years. His record while at Branford was 138-75. He won eight divisional titles and the two state titles in 2006 and 2009.


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Rain & Wind Don’t Stop Girls’ Track From 3 Wins

by Bill O'Brien | May 3, 2015 9:19 am

Bill O'Brien Photo If any records were set last Wednesday at the girls track meet officials might have had to disallow them because it was so windy they couldn’t be counted.

Bill O'Brien Photo As luck would have it there were no records but the Lady Hornets didn’t need any en route to sweeping Hillhouse 119-28, Sheehan 107.5-42.5 and West Haven 117-32 in the four team meet.

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Girls’ Softball Team Crushes Panthers:15-0

by Bill O'Brien | Apr 30, 2015 8:00 am

Bill O'Brien Photo The Lady Hornets softball team broke out with a vengeance last Wednesday as they scored a 15-0 victory over the Career Panthers.

Bill O'Brien Photo It was a dank, cold and rainy day with the wind starting up in the fourth inning but by that time the Hornets had already scored 14 of their 15 runs.

Bill O'Brien Photo They were well on their way to their first victory of the season early in the game.

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