Category Archives: Basketball


Hawks battle through adverse season

BEACON FALLS — Woodland boys basketball head coach Tom Hunt hit the nail right on the head when he said, “What knocks you down will only make you stronger.” The…


‘Hounds heating up

NAUGATUCK — This winter has featured a different kind of cold outside lately. But, the Naugatuck boys basketball team is getting hot at exactly the right time of the season….


Naugy turns loss into positive

NAUGATUCK — Taking a quick glance at the final girls NVL basketball standings, one could miss what junior Nicole Boucher meant to the 2-18 Naugatuck Greyhounds. For the coaches around…


Russell takes the lead

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck boys basketball team enters its final the regular season games with a 13-4 record and on pace to have the best record since Mike Wilson, the…


Soisson steps up

BEACON FALLS — Senior forward Kyle Soisson provided a bright spot on the court in an otherwise tough week for the injury-riddled Hawks. Last week, Soisson, who is no stranger…


Naugy shows depth in win over Hawks

NAUGATUCK — The rivalry between Naugatuck and Woodland has been a bitter one in almost all sports the past few years. This is the first year, however, that the Greyhounds…


Lead Hawk

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland girls basketball team has a steady, fearless point guard in junior captain Cameron Caswell. They have two able-bodied defenders in sophomores Jen Triana and Jenna…


Dedicated Hawks earn win

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland girls basketball team took the court last Friday with heavy hearts. Prior to the game versus neighboring rival Naugatuck, Woodland head coach Jess Moffo addressed…


Inspirational leader

Naugatuck assistant coach’s comeback motivates others NAUGATUCK — To Marcus Melchionno, TBI stands for “To Be Inspired.” The 24-year-old Naugatuck resident and former high school basketball player refuses to use…


Hawks make most of bad break

BEACON FALLS — No matter the sport, coaches are of the philosophy, “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” Unfortunately for the Woodland boys basketball team that often overlooked analogy…