Monthly Archives: November 2009

CN Sportsflash Thanksgiving

The Woodland and Naugatuck football teams take on their Thanksgiving rivals, and NHS cross country runner Rosa Moriello competes at the Northeast regional championship.

Borough attorney to run for Congress

WALLINGFORD — Naugatuck attorney Jerry Labriola, Jr. announced Monday that he will seek the Republican nomination to the third U.S. Congressional district, in hopes of challenging 20-year incumbent Democrat Rosa…

CN Headlines 11-27-09

A meeting cancellation doesn’t stop a rally at the Board of Education headquarters, an embattled architecture firm prepares to make recommendations to the school district, and the NEDC holds its…

Ansonia ups Turkey Day streak to 8 over NHS

[local /wp-content/uploads/2009/12/CN-Sportsflash-Thanksgiving.flv] NAUGATUCK — There was no time left on the scoreboard clock as Ansonia raced off the field, heading to the locker room at the half. The referees ruled…

Hawks crush Cats, end Thanksgiving drought

[local /wp-content/uploads/2009/12/CN-Sportsflash-Thanksgiving.flv] SEYMOUR — Finally. In one of the most incredible showings of offensive production in Woodland history, the Hawks ended a five-game losing streak to Seymour with a dominating,…

Halloween Photo Contest entries

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The Burning of the Shoe

The fire everyone knows about, the one that’s the flaming hub of a spirited Thanksgiving Eve pep rally, will take place Wednesday night, just hours before the Greyhounds host rival Ansonia. The one that players and alumni know about, the one that’s the flickering center of a pensive gathering, will take place just a few hours before the other.

It’s called The Burning of the Shoe, a tradition Naugatuck head coach Rob Plasky brought with him from Springfield College when he took the reigns of this already tradition-rich program in 2001. And it’s just what it sounds like: The Hounds gather around a burning cleat and just talk … and listen.

A Team to Call Their Own

Lou Poeta and Paul Brennan are lifelong residents of Beacon Falls. They remember the days when Woodland Regional High School didn’t exist. Heck, there was no consideration of a high…

Hounds hope beginning, end are memorable

People remember the beginning and the end but not the middle. If that old nugget of wisdom actually contains a nugget of truth, the Naugatuck High School football team has…

Hawks believe this year will be different

Here’s something Woodland football fans don’t need to be reminded of: The last time the Hawks beat Seymour, the Red Sox had just won their first World Series of the…