Vitals COACH — JOHN LIMONE (7th year, 21-41) CONFERENCE — SCC Tier III PLAYOFF CLASS — Class M (446 boys enrollment) HOME — McVeigh Sports Complex, Branford 2018 RECORD — 6-4 2019 OPENER — Sept. 13 vs. Guilford, 7 p.m. TEAM WEBSITE — Branford Gridiron on Facebook Top Players SEAN KELLY, Sr., QB (5-10) AIDEN MACNEIL, […]
Here is our annual breakdown of state championships by school. This list includes only CIAC sanctioned sports and team championships. It does include both Class and State Open titles. New England and national titles are not included. Here’s a look back at 2017-18 2018-19 state championships by school Bloomfield (7) Football (S) Boys Indoor Track […]
It was announced Monday that for the fifth consecutive season, the FCIAC and the SCC will play each other in one game for the next two seasons in baseball. Sheehan, Jonathan Law and Wilbur Cross from the SCC and Trinity Catholic from the FCIAC will not participate. For 2021, the home and away teams […]
WALLINGFORD — Deshaune Poole of Hillhouse and Meredith Bloss of Guilford have been dominant in their events in the SCC over the years and that dominance continued at the Southern Connecticut Conference boys and girls track…
Sheehan defeats Branford 17-6 in the SCC quarterfinals. The Cripsens sisters combined for 8 goals for Sheehan #ctglax @GameTimeCT pic.twitter.com/KGP2glYXdT — Will Aldam (@AldamWill) May 19, 2019 BRANFORD — No. 6 seed Sheehan defeated No. 3 Branford 16-7 in an SCC girl’s lacrosse quarterfinal Saturday night. Sheehan was led by the Crispens’ sisters, tallying eight […]
With two games left in what has become a nice season in a series of nice seasons for Branford, it seemed like the time to ask Jim May what stood out about this group of Hornets.
“We have Robbie Lionetti,” M…
FINE PERFORMANCES Annie Acquavita, Cheshire: Acquavita passed the 100-goal mark for her career when she netted five in Cheshire’s 22-9 win over Branford on Tuesday. She also had two assists to give her seven points in the game. Cameryn Antler, Mercy: The senior netted seven goals as Mercy defeated Lauralton Hall, 16-10. Mia Carbone had […]
The Branford boys outdoor track team has had its share of success as a team and with its individual athletes over the years.
Branford coach Rich Biondi is quick to point out this season is shaping up as a s…
FINE PERFORMANCES Mia Carbone, Mercy: Carbone racked up seven goals to lead the Tigers past Haddam-Killingworth 19-5 on Monday. Jane Charlton, New Canaan: Charlton racked up six goals and one assist as No. 2 New Canaan came from behind to defeat No. 3 Wilton, 11-6, on Tuesday. Carlee Crispens, Sheehan: The senior co-captain scored five […]
Jack Broggi, North Haven: Scored four goals, added two assists in a 14-11 win over St. Paul.
Ryan Caldwell, Morgan: Three goals and three assists in a 14-2 win over Old Lym…
BRANFORD— Thanks to a consistent barrage of goals from the Gaels, Shelton defeated Branford, 15-8, to improve to 5-2 on Saturday. Nick Pavone led Shelton with four goals while Nick Pagluiso added three goals and an assist. Casey Brennan had two assists and a goal. Jack Carr scored two goals and Jake Oddo added a goal and […]
Welcome back to Uni-Browse. Each week we will take a look at four baseball uniforms from around the state and let you vote for your favorite. Last week, Notre Dame-West Haven won with 43% of the vote. If you have a uniform you would like to see featured, please email Sericson@stamfordadvocate.com Here are this week’s […]
Greenwich at Wilton (Kristine Lilly Field), April 17, 6 p.m. A clash of two of the FCIAC’s top teams, this game will be a key one in the conference seedings. It was a barn-burner last year, as Wilton pulled out a 12-11 overtime win at Greenwich High. The Cards will look to get even on […]
Fairfield Prep began the season on top of the GameTimeCT boys hockey poll. It finishes the year there, as well, after winning its 17th CIAC Division I championship on Tuesday, the state-record 18th overall. The road between those twin top rankings was anything but straight. Some years, the Jesuits are a clearly dominant team, like […]
NEW HAVEN — He was everywhere on the ice at Ingalls Rink on Monday night in the Division II boys hockey final, so it seemed only right that Robbie Lionetti took one more lap. On his own after Branford’s 2-0 win over Glastonbury to secure the school’s second state championship, Lionetti skated to the far […]
ROCKY HILL — This is the time of year when a hockey team’s depth comes to the fore, when a third forward line or a third defense pair can mean the difference between glory and a quick exit from the CIAC Division II boys ho…
No. 4 Branford (18-3-4)
vs. No. 6 Glastonbury (14-8-2)
HARTFORD — While Branford won its Division II quarterfinal against South Windsor, it was still a hard-fought 3-1 hockey game Friday night at Trinity’s Koeppel Center. South Windsor blocked some shots in the first period, a…
NORTHFORD — With potentially 15 minutes left in his high school career, Branford senior Robert Lionetti and his teammates had a bit of a heart-to-heart between the second and third periods. The talk did wonders.
The CIAC boys hockey tournaments begin Monday night in Division II and the darling team heading into the tournament is recent SCC/SWC D2 champion Branford, which rallied and then beat Guilford in a shootout before dispatching No. 10 Watertown/Pomperaug in the final. And so, for the first time this season, Branford has cracked the GameTimeCT […]
WEST HAVEN — Branford knew it wasn’t going to get a ton of goals against Watertown/Pomperaug goalie Ryan Fleming in the SCC/SWC boys hockey Division II championship. The power play was going to be big, and it won the Horne…
WEST HAVEN — Branford coach James DiNapoli prepared shootout situations with his team Wednesday in practice. DiNapoli’s preparation paid off. Outscoring Guilford 3-2 in the shootout portion, top-seeded Branford advanced to the Southern Connecticut Conference Division II final with a 5-4 victory over fourth-seeded Guilford Thursday evening at the Edward L. Bennett Rink In West […]
It is conference tournament time for girls basketball. Let’s go! Thursday CCC No. 16 Conard at No. 1 Windsor: WINDSOR No. 15 Manchester at No. 2 East Hartford: EAST HARTFORD No. 14 Farmington at No. 3 Newington: Farmington could push Newington in this one. NEWINGTON No. 13 RHAM at No. 4 Glastonbury: A deceptively tough […]
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Anthony Cardello, Housatonic: Scored twice in a 6-4 win over JBWA.
Thatcher Danielson, Greenwich: Scored in overtime to beat LaSalle Academy 3-2 at Providence College.
EAST HAVEN — The flu bug has been running through the Branford hockey team.
It didn’t matter Wednesday afternoon.
The Hornets, fourth in the latest CIAC Division II rankings, dominated from …
Ryan Antkowiak, SGWL: Scored twice in a 4-3 win over Housatonic.
Kevin Barrett, Notre Dame-Fairfield: Scored in overtime to beat Simsbury 5-4 in a game the Lancers trailed …
NORTH BRANFORD — It was the kind of game that might take years off the winning hockey coach’s life, but when Vic Vicenzi and No. 10 Watertown/Pomperaug have a guy like Ryan Fleming in net, it’s all good in the end.