Monthly Archives: April 2010


NHS girls’ tennis 9-0 with win over Kennedy

NAUGATUCK — It’s no surprise that halfway through the season, a local girls’ tennis team is undefeated. That the team hails from the borough, not the Woods, however, is a stunner.

The Greyhounds are led by a coach, Jodie Ruccio, who had never played tennis—never mind taught it—until March. Their roster is such a hodgepodge of first-time players and athletes borrowed from other sports that 14 different girls have played in at least one match.

CN Sportsflash 4-30-10

The Woodland and Naugatuck softball teams pick up victories en route to their Saturday clash, and NHS girls’ tennis remains undefeated.

CN Headlines 04-30-10

The borough distributes a rare, non-earmarked gift to local seniors, the Naugatuck Finance Board responds to the school board’s budget request and area volunteers pull shopping carts and refuse out…

Fleck, young NHS golfers showing potential

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck golf team has shown promise in its first few matches.  Despite a 2-4 overall start in match play, Greyhounds head coach Craig Blanchard says his team…

Carter handles many requests for help but was struck by a woman's plea for money to pay for her cats' shots.

Borough using grant money to help elderly

NAUGATUCK — The tri-fold letter curls up on Ed Carter’s desk, as if mimicking the felines about which it is written. Carter, Naugatuck’s mayoral aide, receives many requests for borough…

Woodland softball pitcher Katie Alfiere displayed her ferocious pitching motion—unfortunately, for Wolcott, without the pauses—during the Hawks’ 3-0 victory over the Eagles Tuesday at Pent Field in Beacon Falls. Alfiere struck out 14 batters, helping WRHS remain undefeated, at 9-0.

Alfiere’s 1-hitter helps Hawks stay perfect

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland softball diamond, the bottom of the school’s three-tier athletic complex carved into a hill, looked like beef stew Tuesday. “The only reason our baseball field…

Woodland's Kyle Cranney leads the 3,200-meter race Tuesday, trailed by Naugatuck's Jeff Dorosh and Maud Hrezi. Hrezi later overtook Cranney but was disqualified for interference. Cranney got the win, in 10:23.80.

Naugy boys’ track claims favorite status

NAUGATUCK — Any time two teams meet on the field of athletic competition sporting undefeated records, the contest can only be viewed as a classic battle in the making. Tuesday’s…

It's high fives all around for the Woodland baseball team, which has won seven of its last eight games, including this week's 7-1 win over Naugatuck and 7-4 victory over Holy Cross, previously unbeaten in the NVL.

Hawks top Hounds, Crusaders for 7th win

BEACON FALLS — Jack DeBiase is in the middle of everything the Woodland baseball team does. The junior is the Hawks’ starting catcher and hits at the top of their…

Volunteers, preparing for race, clean up river

BEACON FALLS — Volunteers pulled about 20 shopping carts from the Naugatuck River during a cleanup Saturday to prepare for the Naugatuck River Race. The volunteers, organized by the Beacon…