Category Archives: Sports

Dean adjusting to life, baseball in South Korea

Naugatuck native and professional baseball pitcher Pat Dean is settling into his new summer home in Gwangju, South Korea. The former third-round draft choice of the Minnesota Twins signed a…

Pernell chases down goals

Naugatuck native Michaela Pernell continues to run down the goals she has set for herself one very fast step at a time. Pernell, a former three-time All-State and two-time All-New…

Hawks finish 16th in Class S

The Woodland boys swim team capped the season last week with a 16th-place finish in the 32-team field at the Class S state meet. “The season was fun,” Woodland head…

Naugy places 29th at State Open

The State Open swim meet brought together the top 24 performers in each event from the four state divisions combined on Saturday to Kiphuth Pool on the campus of Yale…

Spring teams deal with winter’s stubbornness

Just when you thought the coast was clear, there comes that knock at the door from Old Man Winter. Heading into the final week of February, we couldn’t help but…

44 years of hoops

Naugatuck’s Friday Night League still going strong NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Basketball Association, often referred to as the Friday Night League, had a modest beginning 44 years ago in the…

Kuczenski goes out a champion at Eastern

When former Naugatuck big man Brandon Kuczenski was on the court for the Greyhounds good things happened. Playing as a captain for Naugy, the 6-foot-5-inch 240-pound Kuczenski, a two-time All-NVL…

Naugy swims to ninth in Class L

The Naugatuck boys swim team finished the season in the top ten of Class L. The Greyhounds swam to ninth with 215 points at the Class L state meet on…

Naugatuck hires longtime college coach to lead Greyhounds

NAUGATUCK — The resume is extensive and impressive. Thirty-eight years of football coaching experience. Twenty-nine seasons in Division I. A dozen years in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Victories in the…

Seniors build solid foundation

NAUGATUCK — Four years ago a young bunch of wide-eyed freshmen listened to their legendary swim coach, Jim McKee, talk about the glory days. Naugatuck once ruled the NVL in…