Monthly Archives: December 2009

High school hoops roundup for Dec. 29

Three of the four local hoops teams were in action Tuesday, after a week-long holiday break. The Naugatuck girls got 29 points from Jessica Webber in her first game since reaching the 1,000-point plateau but fell to Wilby, 58-49. The Woodland ladies remained unbeaten by trouncing Derby, 64-43, and the Hawks boys continued their uncharacteristically hot start to the season with a 58-43 win over the Red Raiders.

Believe it or not, Hawks lead Brass

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland boys’ basketball squad currently finds itself in a position it has not enjoyed in almost five years—above .500. For the first time since the 2004-05…

Woodland girls still unbeaten through 6

WATERTOWN — When a team beats its opponent, 56-26, one would think the winner played some outstanding defense to contribute to the blowout. Add to that fact that 26 points…

The best TV shows this decade had to offer

5. The Colbert Report (Comedy Central, 2005 – present) When I first saw some of this show’s pre-launch advertisements, it seemed like nothing more than a “Daily Show” spin-off. I…

Year in Review: Ten stories that shaped 2009

If it’s true that we learn more about ourselves during tough times than in easy ones, 2009 must have been highly educational for many in our three towns—governments and school…


Renaissance Place: 2010 may bring progress

NAUGATUCK — Contrary to popular opinion, General DataComm’s apparent unwillingness to sell its property at 6 Rubber Avenue will not be the biggest impediment to the Renaissance Place project in…

Webber reaches milestone in NHS loss

WATERBURY — Greyhounds senior captain Jessica Webber became the ninth player in Naugatuck girls’ basketball history to reach the coveted mark of 1,000 career points Tuesday night at Holy Cross.

The slashing point guard would have been happy to give up a few of those points in exchange for a victory, but the Greyhounds defense accomplished what it set out to do in spite of the 56-35 loss to Holy Cross.

Hounds can’t find that elusive first win

NAUGATUCK — There are no Christmas gifts in the world of sports; if the Naugy boys want a win, they’re going to have to earn it the hard way.

The Hounds went 0-3 after a 50-59 loss to Holy Cross Tuesday night at home. Head coach Kevin Wesche has been looking for the silver lining in a rocky start to the season, and that lining could be found Tuesday in a 10-point scoring performance in the second half from varsity newcomer Matt Zahornasky, 12 points overall for Warren Buerkle, and an early second-half offensive explosion.

The top video games of 2000-2009

As the end of the first decade of the new millenium draws to a close, I am more and more asking myself, “What the hell happened to the past ten…

Hawks venture out of NVL, beat Hand

BEACON FALLS — The Hawks got another dominant post performance by Heather Framski, their defense held Daniel Hand to single digits in two of four quarters, and Woodland (5-0, 4-0) won its lone non-league game of the regular season, 52-48, Thursday.

Hand center Ali Birnbaum appeared over-matched against Framski, whose go-to move—a right-handed turn-and-shoot in the paint—was on magnificent display, helping the junior to a game-high 26 points.