Category Archives: Cross Country


Setting the pace

Naugatuck boys, Woodland girls sweep opening meet MIDDLEBURY — Hop Brook was buzzing Tuesday afternoon as four NVL teams went head to head in the season’s first cross country meet….


Hawks out to be front-runners

BEACON FALLS — After a 15-1 record and a second-place finish in the NVL, the Woodland boys cross country team looks to have another competitive year in 2016. The boys…


Seniors set the pace

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck cross country program has stolen the spotlight in the NVL over the last few seasons. The Greyhounds’ success continued into last season. The boys won their…


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…


Woodland races at states  

MANCHESTER — The Woodland boys cross country team landed in the top ten of the Class SS state meet for the second year in a row. The Hawks finished sixth…


‘Hounds run at Class L meet

MANCHESTER — Naugatuck cross country has certainly made a case of being recognized as elite. After the boys and girls teams finished first and fifth in the NVL meet, respectively,…


Running for a title

WATERTOWN — Grady Beasley and Mark Zamani were shoulder-to-shoulder approaching the final half-mile of the NVL cross country championship Oct. 21 at Veterans Park in Watertown. Beasley, a three-time All-NVL…


‘Hounds, Hawks collide on the course

BEACON FALLS — The preliminary to the main event took place Tuesday on the Woodland track. The Hawks hosted Naugatuck, Seymour and Kennedy in the final cross country meet of…


Hawks not slowing down

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland boys cross country team keeps going and going. The Hawks remain undefeated after running past Derby (19-42), Holy Cross (16-43) and Sacred Heart (15-45) on…


Perfect pace

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland girls and boys cross country teams took another step forward Tuesday in Torrington, as both squads swept the meet to improve to 6-0 on the…