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Elks repeat Little Pal perfection NAUGATUCK — The Elks won the Little Pal championship series, 2-0, over the Exchange Club. The Elks won game one, 53-27, and game two, 57-29,…


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…


Grinder Boys claim title

NAUGATUCK — They don’t call it March Madness for nothing. The Little Pal senior boys basketball tournament had all the highs and lows that give meaning to the thrill of…

Jim Stevens Sr., who has coached in the Little Pal basketball league for 18 seasons, is one of the many volunteers who have contributed to the league’s success over the past 60 years. –KEN MORSE

Volunteers carry Little Pal through six decades

NAUGATUCK — The Little Pal basketball league ushered in its 61st season at City Hill Middle School on Nov. 30. The league has thrived through all these years, introducing Naugatuck youngsters…

The Rockets won the Little Pal girls championship March 15. The team is coached by head coach Mike Klimaszewski and assistant coaches Dennis Sigetti and Melissa Saad. Players are Emma Healy, Christina Caruso, Carissa Hensley, Haileigh Sigetti, Lindsay Sigetti, Allison Klimaszewski, Hailey Croft, Kelly Murphy, Olivia Saad, Molly Kennedy, Monica Untiet and Faith Korponay. –KEN MORSE

Rockets sweep up championship

NAUGATUCK — The Rockets swept the Panthers in a best-of-three series to claim the Lil Pal girls basketball title at City Hill Middle School. The champions needed a late run…

Joe Kwaak (32) and Tyler Waters (4) of Post 17 battle on the boards with the Elks’ Christian Bonillia (30) and Zack Alves (40) Monday night during Naugatuck YMCA Little Pal championship series at City Hill Middle School. –KEN MORSE

Post 17 caps perfect season with title

NAUGATUCK — American Legion Post 17 swept the Elks in a best-of-three series to decide the Lil Pal boys championship. Post 17 (14-0) handily won Game 1, 53-29, but the…

Firefighters’ team photo in no order, head coach Rick Plasky, Ethan Vance, Jose Guardiano, Mike Plasky, Matt Bourassa, Mason Lopes, Joe Colangelo, Matt Johnson, Alijah Garris, Francis Phelan, Sebastian Puczynski, Charles Doback, and Kyle Torok. -CONTRIBUTED

Firefighters claim Little Pal title

NAUGATUCK — The Firefighters had to battle back from an early deficit before turning back the Elks 47-29 March 20 in front of a packed house at City Hill Middle…

The 2012 senior girls Little Pal basketball champion Panthers first row, from left, Jaimee Trumbley, Michele Ryan, Julia Pelliccia, Hailey Deitelbaum, Cameron Diaz, and Emily Wingard. Back row, from left, coach Steve Aronin, Skylar Thompson, Elizabeth Trumbley, Jackie Aronin, Madison Jensen, Sarah Ciarcia, Alexis Woods, Evelyn Diaz, and coach Rick Pelliccia. -CONTRIBUTED

Panthers claim Little Pal senior girls crown

NAUGATUCK — The Panthers won the 2012 senior girls Little Pal basketball championship two games to none in a best of three series over the Shockers. Both games came down…

The Firefighters swept NVSL to capture their first-ever Little Pal basketball championship and cap off a perfect 13-0 season. PHOTO BY KEN MORSE

Firefighters Little Pal champions for first time

NAUGATUCK — The Firefighters finished off a perfect season with their first-ever Little Pal championship, sweeping defending champion NVSL, 2-0, in the best-of-three series. The Firefighters, who ended the regular…