Category Archives: Basketball

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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…

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‘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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…