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Naugatuck boys basketball captains junior Jason Bradley, left, and senior Ryne Griesenauer will lead the Greyhounds on the court this season. –LUKE MARSHALL

Solid core returns for Naugy

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck boys basketball team will need to show consistency if it wants to get over the hump and play some serious basketball. The last time Naugatuck reached…

Naugatuck’s Brandon Kuczenski (42) along with fellow seniors Matthew Bradley, Husani Foote, Jerome Love and Mick Pernell helped to turn around the boys basketball program during their time on the court. –RA ARCHIVE

Seniors lead turnaround for Greyhounds

MIDDLETOWN — Minutes after a gut-wrenching state tournament loss to Middletown last week, Naugy head coach Mike Wilson took a moment to reflect. He spoke about the game, the season…

Woodland’s Tanner Kingsley was the second leading scorer for the Hawks last season. Kingsley and fellow seniors Kenny Koch and Jack Pinho will captain the basketball team this season. –FILE PHOTO

Woodland succumbs to Weaver’s pressure

BEACON FALLS — With about 6 minutes to play in last Saturday’s Class S state tournament second-round game, it looked like the Woodland boys were headed for their first appearance…


Greyhounds drop heartbreaker to Middletown

MIDDLETOWN — In a season filled with ups and downs, it was only fitting that the last game of the year featured the same emotions for the Naugatuck boys basketball…

Woodland’s David Uhl (21) drives past St. Bernard’s Bryan Harper (5) Tuesday night in the opening round of the Class S tournament Tuesday in Beacon Falls. The Hawks advanced with a 63-60 win over the Saints. –ELIO GUGLIOTTI

Hawks hold off Saints

BEACON FALLS — As the final buzzer sounded on the Woodland boys’ first home postseason victory in eight years Tuesday night, a sea of white flooded the court. Hawks athletic…

Naugatuck senior Brandon Kuczenski (42) gives the Greyhounds a strong presence in the middle as they head into the Class L tournament. –FILE PHOTO

Naugy boys dangerous heading into Class Ls

NAUGATUCK — With the boys state basketball tournament up next, Naugy’s recent string of victories has shown how dangerous the ‘Hounds can be. The Greyhounds (11-10) put the Naugatuck Valley League on…

Woodland's Shane Classey, left, and Wolcott's Mike Nicol battle for a rebound during the quarterfinals of the NVL tournament Saturday in Waterbury. Wolcott won the game, 77-42.  The Hawks will host St. Bernard Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the opening round of the Class S tournament. -RA ARCHIVE

Hawks turn focus to Class S tourney

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland boys continued their trend of either playing really well or pretty poorly against upper-level Naugatuck Valley League competition in last Saturday’s league quarterfinals. The fifth-seeded…

Woodland’s Kirk Chamenko (13) backs down Wolcott’s Nicholas Japs (20) before laying in a basket last Friday night in Beacon Falls. The Hawks soared past the Eagles, 86-73. –ELIO GUGLIOTTI

Kingsley shoots Hawks past Eagles

BEACON FALLS — Tanner Kingsley isn’t new to the whole record-setting thing. He took a black and gold crayon and scribbled all over history during his unprecedented junior season as…

Naugatuck’s Mick Pernell puts up a shot Monday night at home versus Wilby. Pernell scored 21 points as the Greyhounds upset the Wildcats, 80-72.

Naugy upsets Wilby, punches ticket to NVLs

NAUGATUCK — The Greyhounds picked a good time to be playing their best basketball of the season. The Naugatuck boys knocked off Kennedy and Wilby — two of the top three…

Woodland’s David Uhl (21) has grown into a confident leader for the Hawks and is averaging 16.9 points per game this season, good for 11th-best in the NVL. –FILE PHOTO

Uhl steps up as leader for Hawks

BEACON FALLS — Dave Uhl is a firm believer that his chinstrap-style facial hair makes him a better basketball player. “Without a doubt,” Woodland’s senior point guard says. “It’s all…