Category Archives: Cross Country


Hawks ready to challenge NVL

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland boys and girls cross country teams will be among the challengers for the crown at the NVL championship meet. The only question that remains is…


NVL chasing Naugatuck boys

MIDDLEBURY — The Naugatuck boys cross country team capped its third straight undefeated regular season Tuesday to push the Greyhounds’ win streak to 42 in the NVL. The Greyhounds swept…


Greyhounds off to hot start

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck cross country team has started the 2016 season about as well as coach Bill Hanley could have hoped. The boys are 8-0 through three meets and…


Different means, same end for Hawks

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland cross country teams used different ways to get the same winning results on Tuesday. The boys won the top four spots to defeat Crosby (15-45),…


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,…