Category Archives: Sports

Boisvert helps Blues reach championship series

BRISTOL — Tyler Boisvert was on vacation with some friends when he got the call from his college coach Ray Ricker that the Bristol Blues wanted to offer him an…

Championship completed Hawks’ rapid rise

Editor’s note: This is the first story of a short series commemorating anniversaries of significant moments in Woodland and Naugatuck sports history. Our first story looks at the 15-year anniversary…

Semifinals set for Hop Brook club championships

NAUGATUCK — The Hop Brook Golf Course club championships are heading in the right direction. “We are certainly trending with the numbers going up again this year and we are…

Palladino left indelible mark on local sports scene

Somewhere deep in the ether of the mid-2000s internet, there lies a comment on the old Naugatuck Valley League Football Blog. Someone had asked whether this aspiring sports writer eventually…

Naugatuck goes out fighting

Post 17’s run ends in Southern Division Super Regional championship The Naugatuck Post 17 American Legion baseball team fought and grinded all season long, and it landed the team in…

Nothing small about this hobby

Naugatuck native and mini golfer represents U.S., appears on TV show Almost everyone has been there — staring down a clown, mentally measuring angles around a windmill, deciding which starting…

Mini golf expert talks tricks of the trade 

Take it from one of the country’s foremost mini golf experts — if you want to become prince of the putt-putt, you need to keep your gaze on the greens….

Naugatuck, Cheshire to meet in elimination game

Naugatuck Post 17 is facing elimination in the state American Legion Southern Division Super Regional. Naugatuck will play Cheshire Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Ceppa Field in Meriden. The winner…

Dean navigates new terrain in Pacific Coast League

The one thing that has kept Pat Dean around for the past ten years as a professional baseball pitcher is his ability to make the most out of his opportunities….

Post 17 advances to Super Regional

NAUGATUCK — The last day of the American Legion baseball sectional tournament was a roller-coaster ride for the Naugatuck Post 17 senior team. It took two games and more than…