Category Archives: Basketball

Valley rivalries provide spark for Hawks

SEYMOUR — There isn’t much that Woodland boys basketball coach Tom Hunt likes more than rivalry games in the Valley. The Hawks got their first real taste of Naugatuck Valley…

Greyhounds get back to work after road tests

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck girls basketball team’s six-game winning streak came to a halt as the Greyhounds faced a pair of tough challenges on the road. Naugatuck dropped back-to-back games…

Young Hawks show tenacity, fight

BEACON FALLS — Despite youth and inexperience all over the court, there’s one thing the Woodland girls basketball team hasn’t done so far this season: Lie down for a good…

Naugy picking up momentum

NAUGATUCK — After getting bounced in the first round of the Naugatuck Valley League and state tournaments the last two seasons, Naugatuck head coach Mike Wilson knew he had to…

Greyhounds look to get rolling

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck boys basketball team opened the season with a rather unfavorable schedule, which led to a 2-4 start. The losses came against perennial powerhouse Sacred Heart (7-1),…

Underclassmen gaining experience

BEACON FALLS — Never in Jess Moffo’s coaching career has she placed four freshmen on the varsity basketball court. But that’s exactly what the Woodland girls coach did to start…

Woodland boys building confidence

BEACON FALLS — Sunk by a buzzer-beating 3-pointer two days after Christmas, the Woodland boys basketball team shrugged off a heartbreaking loss against Oxford like it never happened. Two days…

Diversity, depth drive Greyhounds

NAUGATUCK — The new year greeted everyone with unusually mild temperatures, and the temperature in gymnasiums throughout the Naugatuck Valley League will only get hotter as contenders for the girls…

Naugy girls bounce back from opening-season loss, win three straight

NAUGATUCK — The Naugy girls basketball team is built on a foundation of many interchangeable parts. That was evident last week when the Greyhounds shook off an opening-season loss and…

Woodland girls ‘buying in’

BEACON FALLS — There’s no way to break in a team full of underclassmen and first-year starters quite like the opening four-game stretch the Woodland girls basketball team faced this…