Overtime with Kyle Brennan

Kyle Brennan

Kyle Brennan

Round of Applause

Rex Ryan is the best, and I’m thrilled that he’ll be back for another season with the Jets. I was really looking forward to a 2-14 season for Gang Green in August, and I would have been thrilled with the possibility of cleaning house and getting some good draft picks. But the Jets actually didn’t play all that badly in December (for the most part), and that defensive front turned out to be really, really good. Now comes the worst part of all Jets fans’ seasons — they will somehow make an abomination of the draft and get nowhere for next season. It’s all part of rooting for these guys!

Naugy Notes

Boys Basketball

The ‘Hounds continued their solid start with a 63-38 rout of Wolcott last Friday. Three players scored in double figures for Naugatuck, including

Naugatuck's Jordan Booker takes the ball to the hoop through Wolcott's Vin Gambino (4) and Jay Matos during Naugy's 63-38 win in Naugatuck Dec. 27. –RA ARCHIVE

Naugatuck’s Jordan Booker takes the ball to the hoop through Wolcott’s Vin Gambino (4) and Jay Matos during Naugy’s 63-38 win in Naugatuck Dec. 27. –RA ARCHIVE

Ryne Griesenauer (23), Jason Bradley (13) and Dayvon Russell (11). Naugy lost its perfect record last Monday, though, with a 64-38 defeat to Kennedy. Bryan Coney led the way for the Greyhounds in that game with eight points. Naugatuck (3-2) fell to Bassick 58-56 in overtime on Monday in a nonconference matchup. The Greyhounds game against Woodland scheduled for Friday has been postponed due to weather. The ‘Hounds will return home Tuesday to host Watertown.

Girls Basketball

Naugy saw its four-game winning streak come to an end last Friday with a 39-32 loss at Wolcott. The Greyhounds were within striking distance all game but struggled to mount much offense outside Angelina Piccirillo’s 16 points — 11 of which came from the free throw line. Nicole Boucher added seven points, including a pair of 3-pointers, for Naugy. Earlier in the week, the ‘Hounds extended their win streak to four with a 47-36 victory over Kennedy in a game that saw Boucher drop 19 points, Piccirillo score 13 and Emma Colucci net 10. Naugatuck (4-3) was scheduled to host Woodland on Friday but the game was postponed due to weather. Naugy will visit Watertown on Tuesday.

Boys Swimming

The Greyhounds stayed out of the dual-meet pool during the holiday week. The meet set for Friday at Seymour has been postponed due to the weather. Naugy will also visit Woodland on Tuesday.

Word from the Woods

Boys Basketball

Woodland's Tyler Collodel takes the ball up court as Ansonia's Jaquan McKnight guards him during the Candy Cane Classic at Oxford High School Dec. 26. –RA ARCHIVE

Woodland’s Tyler Collodel takes the ball up court as Ansonia’s Jaquan McKnight guards him during the Candy Cane Classic at Oxford High School Dec. 26. –RA ARCHIVE

Woodland earned its first victory of the season last Thursday over Ansonia in the Candy Cane Classic. The Hawks defeated the Chargers 55-47 thanks to Tanner Kingsley’s 17 points and Eric Beutel’s 15 points. In the tournament final, Amity posted a 79-51 rout of Woodland. Kingsley continued his torrid start in that game, netting 24 more points as he closes in on 1,000 points for his career. Earlier in the week, Kingsley tallied 22 points in a 57-52 loss to Wolcott. The Hawks’ (1-4)  game versus Naugatuck on Friday night has been postponed due to the weather. Woodland will visit Holy Cross on Tuesday.

Girls Basketball

The Hawks put their first game in the win column last Thursday with a 41-34 victory over Ansonia in the Candy Cane Classic. Andrea Piccolo scored 15 points to pace Woodland, while Cameron Caswell added 12. In the tournament final, the Hawks couldn’t keep up with Amity in a 57-26 defeat. Piccolo led the way in that game with 13 points while Caswell chipped in with six. Earlier in the week, Woodland suffered a 39-34 loss to Wolcott despite Becky Hale’s 14 points and seven apiece from Caswell and Piccolo. The Hawks’ (1-5) game versus Naugatuck on Friday night has been postponed due to the weather. Woodland will host Holy Cross on Tuesday.

Boys Swimming

Woodland took the holiday week off from the pool and will return to action Saturday at home against Masuk. The Hawks will also square off against Naugatuck at home on Tuesday.

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