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Wilde goes out with gold

Bentley University diver Paige Wilde saved her best for last. Wilde, a Naugatuck resident, won double gold at the Northeast-10 championships last month at Southern Connecticut State University in New…

Woodland diver Steve McCusker became the first male diver at the school to earn all-state honors. –FILE PHOTO

McCusker dives into Woodland history

EAST LYME — Steve McCusker had no idea he was just a few good dives away from fulfilling his career-long dream Monday at the Class S diving state championships. He…

Naugatuck’s Kyle Conrad won the 100-yard freestyle in the Class L  championships last Saturday with a time of 47.51 seconds and finished third in the 50 free, coming in less than one second behind the winner. FILE PHOTO

Naugy, Woodland swimmers make waves at states

The Naugatuck and Woodland boys swim teams competed in the state championships last week. Naugy took fifth in the Class L competition, while the Hawks finished sixth overall in Class…

Rachael Battis, of Beacon Falls, qualified for the New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association championships this weekend. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

Beacon Falls’ Battis looking to help Owls defend their title

KEENE,N.H.-Woodland alum Rachael Battis, of Beacon Falls, is one of four Keene State College divers to qualify for the New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association championships. The diving portion…

Naugatuck's Isabelle Moody flies through the air during the diving competion Tuesday.

Greyhounds swim past Hawks to victory

NAUGATUCK — Six different Greyhounds won individual events to pace Naugatuck to a 99-81 victory over Woodland on Tuesday afternoon.

Chris Branco (200 free), Harald Hersted (200 IM and 500 free), Jake Branco (50 free), Kevin McMullen (100 fly), Kyle Conrad (100 free) and James Streifel (100 back) all won events for Naugy. Lindsay Boland (diving) and Patrick O’Dell (100 breast) won individual events for the Hawks.

Naugy coach Jim McKee said the results reflect his team’s ability and continuing improvement.

“We have depth,” McKee said. “We had at least 72 best times in this meet.”

The Hounds set the tone for the meet by capturing the top two spots in the opening event, the 200 medley relay, and won each of the first four events. William Wright, Hersted, Conrad and James Vaz won the 200 medley relay in a time of 1 minute, 43.51 seconds, about 10 seconds ahead of teammates Riker Mitchell, Dan Sigetti, Richard Mitchell and Jake Branco.