Category Archives: Basketball

Challenge offers Greyhounds opportunity to improve

NAUGATUCK — After stretching their win streak to seven, the road got much steeper for the Naugy girls when they traveled to take on defending Naugatuck Valley League champion St….

Hawks look to learn from loss

Woodland girls show marked improvement from last season SEYMOUR — Woodland girls basketball coach Jess Moffo and her Hawks knew what Naugatuck Valley League Copper Division rival Seymour was going…

Woodland boys set the pace in Copper Division

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland boys basketball team is entering uncharted territory. Approaching the midway point of the season, the Hawks sit atop the Naugatuck Valley League Copper Division thanks…

Former NVL basketball rivals join forces 

Once fierce rivals, Naugatuck’s John Lukau and Waterbury’s Kerwin Prince, Jay Turner and Gaeley Etienne have joined forces in the new postgraduate prep school basketball program at Notre Dame High…

Hawks look to get on a roll

ANSONIA — He may not have posted the highest totals in the box score, but Woodland senior Trey Mastropietro lived up to his name — and his nickname — in…

Unselfish play sparks fast start for ’Hounds

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck boys basketball team has busted out of the gate this season with a perfect mark, but head coach Mike Wilson knows there’s still a lot of…

Naugy girls develop solid core on the court

NAUGATUCK — The Naugy girls basketball team entered the season looking to replace five seniors that graduated. Following a loss to Sacred Heart to open the season, the Greyhounds won…

Experience breeds confidence for Hawks   

BEACON FALLS — There are plenty of differences between January 2019 and January 2020 for the Woodland girls basketball team. This year’s 5-2 record — compared to 1-6 last season…

Naugy girls finding a groove, Woodland off to fast start  

Naugatuck flipped the switch on the young season with a defensive stand. After opening the season with a loss to Sacred Heart, the Greyhounds trailed Oxford 25-22 at halftime of…

Woodland boys show heart, light schedule for Naugatuck to start year

BEACON FALLS — Although wins didn’t come Woodland’s way before Christmas, first-year coach John Mariano found positive signs during the start to the boys basketball season. The Hawks traditionally start…