Tag Archives: Basketball


Passion carries Miele to hall of fame

NAUGATUCK — Passion is not something that will eventually go away, it only burns brighter with age. The first thing Jim Miele does when his feet hit the floor every…


Wildcats outlast Panthers

NAUGATUCK — The madness of March was in full effect at Hillside Intermediate School March 26. About 150 vocal fans packed the house to watch the No. 1 Wildcats go…


Elks win Little Pal championship

NAUGATUCK — The road to a championship is often littered with potholes and obstructions, sending even the best teams careening into a ditch. The Elks of the YMCA Little Pal…


Naugy’s run ends in final

UNCASVILLE — There was record attendance over the weekend at the Mohegan Sun Arena for the CIAC’s basketball championships. Helping to set that mark were the tons of Naugy fans…


Greyhounds earn their place in history

As I walked through Mohegan Sun Sunday, I was almost in awe. It seemed as if every row of slot machines, every store at the gorgeous mall, every long line…


Old, new school honor ‘Roosh’

NAUGATUCK — The Edward Mariano Gymnasium was filled to capacity March 14 as the borough of Naugatuck, young and old alike, came out to honor a man they called “Roosh.”…


Naugy to play for title

EAST HAVEN — The quarterback had one more touchdown pass left in his right arm. Jason Bradley heaved a three-quarters-court pass with 7.9 seconds remaining to Jarron Chapman, whose slam…


Naugy ousts Middletown

MIDDLETOWN — It was a sold-out crowd Monday night as No. 7 Naugatuck took on No. 2 Middletown in the Class L quarterfinal before an estimated 1,200 fans. The word…


‘Little angels’ inspire coach

NAUGATUCK — There is a distinct correlation between overcoming adversity and athletic success. In between the X’s and O’s on his chalkboard, coach Fred Scheithe found a little magic to…


Greyhounds advance

NAUGATUCK — The Edward Mariano Gymnasium at Naugatuck High was a packed and rocking house Tuesday night. Former Naugy athletes, youth league basketball coaches, everyone came out to watch No….