Category Archives: Basketball

Hawks battle back to top Raiders

BEACON FALLS — If there was a towel within arm’s reach, most teams would have thrown it onto the court after falling behind 12-0 just three minutes into the game….

Hunt learns about Hawks during skid

BEACON FALLS — Just because the Woodland boys basketball team has run into a three-game losing streak doesn’t mean coach Tom Hunt hasn’t learned a lot about his Hawks. Following…

Woodland’s coaches on the court

BEACON FALLS — When Woodland girls basketball senior co-captains Haley Andrews and Eliza Smith entered practice early this preseason, they realized they had some work to do with the influx…

Cheney brings a wealth of success to sidelines

NAUGATUCK — New Naugatuck High head girls basketball coach Gail Cheney has found success on the basketball court ever since she was old enough to hold a basketball. It didn’t…

Win streak ends at three for Woodland

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland boys basketball team just didn’t have an answer Tuesday night for one of the most prolific scorers in the Naugatuck Valley League. Naugatuck’s Jean Lukau…

Greyhounds rebound after first loss

NAUGATUCK — For the players on the Naugatuck High boys basketball team, the loss the Holy Cross in late December, the Greyhounds’ first loss of the season, was a tough…

Versatile Meier all over floor for Hawks

BEACON FALLS — At just 6-feet tall, Woodland junior forward Mickey Meier is not your team’s typical leading rebounder. But Meier actually leads the Hawks’ boys basketball team by averaging…

Peterson leaves it all on the court

NAUGATUCK — Crashing the boards, as they say in the game of basketball, is not for the faint of heart. Being in the middle of the action in the paint…

Hawks spreading the ball around

BEACON FALLS — Through a quarter of the high school girls basketball season, Woodland coach Jess Moffo likes one thing in particular about her team: On any given night, the…

Naugy girls halfway to postseason

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck girls basketball team headed into the new year with a 4-1 mark and halfway to the goal of qualifying for the postseason. What is really encouraging…