Category Archives: Sports

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Prospect Little League turns 50

PROSPECT — When Prospect Little League was first chartered in 1966 under then-President Dick Paolino, the boys of summer played their games on a field behind St. Anthony Church in…

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Pernell bursts on track scene as a freshman

Michaela Pernell didn’t take long to leave her mark on the track during her freshman season at Merrimack College. The ten-time Berkshire League champion, three-time All-State sprinter, two-time All-New England…

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Pitching, defense carrying Post 17 early on

NAUGATUCK — As the Naugatuck Post 17 American Legion baseball team enters the third week of the season, the pitching remains a bit ahead of the batting. “We are getting…

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Sports briefs

Hop Brook championship to start, players sought for junior team NAUGATUCK — The 2016 Hop Brook Golf Course Club Championship will begin June 27 with qualifying. Qualifying will go until…

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Humble beginning jumpstarts impressive career

BEACON FALLS — Jeff Lownds started his own coaching career, and has made the most of his opportunities. It all began in 1981 at Long River Middle School in Prospect…

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Top sports moments of 2015-16

One of, if not the biggest sports rivalry in the Naugatuck Valley League, is Naugatuck and Woodland. Perhaps the biggest reason this rivalry remains strong in every sport, besides being…

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Dean showing he belongs

There is one certainty in the wild world of sports: You win some, you lose some. Naugatuck native Pat Dean has been on both sides in his first month in…

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Deeper Post 17 squad gets season started

NAUGATUCK — The American Legion Post 17 baseball team opened the season last week with some added depth and a come-from-behind win. The deeper roster stems from the Prospect-Beacon Falls…

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Onakpoma jumps to New England title

NEW BRITAIN — Success in sports sometimes requires a leap of faith. When Naugatuck senior Fejiro Onakpoma decided to join the track and field team for the first time last…

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Season marked by improvement

Naugatuck’s girls golf program takes giant step forward NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck golf team continued to improve this season and head coach Bob Clark helped to put Greyhounds golf back…