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Woodland, Naugatuck compete at NVL championships SEYMOUR — Woodland came up just 70 pounds shy of defending its Naugatuck Valley League weightlifting championship Saturday at Seymour High. Instead, the Wildcats…

Paulo Soares, an employee at Planet Fitness in Naugatuck, shows how to work out last week. Many people make getting in shape a New Year’s resolution, but few keep up their work-outs after the first few months of the new year.  - LARAINE WESCHLER
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Shedding those holiday pounds

The turkey has been carved, the presents have been opened, and the champagne has been uncorked. It’s time to face the reality of what the last few months of extra…

Chris Williams squats 330 pounds, while being spotted by teammate Ian Bures.

WRHS lifters power into 3rd at NVL meet

WOLCOTT — To diehard fans, football season is really never over. So to those fanatics, Saturday’s Naugatuck Valley League weightlifting championship at Wolcott High School was a major offseason milestone in preparation for next fall.

The insiders knew how the competition would end, though—for the fourth consecutive year, Wolcott easily out-pumped the rest of the league to win the NVL title. Woodland, after holding down the second-place position for most of the day, narrowly lost out to Holy Cross for runner-up and finished third.

Woodland football and weightlifting coach Tim Shea wasn’t discouraged, though, as the Hawks met their goal of lifting more than 12,000 pounds at the competition. Their 12,050-pound total was good enough for yet another top-three performance.