Category Archives: Basketball

Ravens down Hawks  

NEW BRITAIN — A halftime lead in Woodland’s first state tournament game in four years was a good place for the Hawks to be Monday night. Unfortunately for the Black…

Basketball tournament entering fifth year

PROSPECT — The 5th annual DePalma 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament is set for March 17. The tournament memorializes the late Joe and Karen DePalma. Karen DePalma died from breast…

Greyhounds battle, fall short in tournament

STAMFORD — The Naugatuck boys basketball team’s season came to an end Tuesday night in the first round of the Division II tournament. No. 16 Stamford took the lead early…

Postseason prep builds excitement

BEACON FALLS — Four years have passed since the Woodland boys basketball team prepared for a state tournament game, so Hawks coach Tom Hunt had to get back to basics…

Naugy boys bow out of NVLs, look to states

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck boys were hoping to ride the momentum of a three-game winning streak into the Naugatuck Valley League tournament, but a quick start in the quarterfinals vanished…

Surprising journey runs its course

NAUGATUCK — No one saw it coming. Endings can be that way. They are as eye-opening as coming out of nowhere to put up a remarkable season. That was the…

Tourney trip ends for Hawks

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland girls basketball team’s journey in the state tournament came to an end on Monday. No. 34 Woodland fell to No. 2 East Haven, 83-30, in…

Adversity provides lessons for ‘Hounds

NAUGATUCK — Winning can sometimes create a higher expectation than what reality dictates. The Naugatuck boys basketball team opened the season 8-2 with the only losses coming against Holy Cross…

Bittersweet victory for Hawks

BEACON FALLS — What should have been the most jubilant moment of the last four years for the Woodland boys basketball team instead was bittersweet. The Hawks held off Derby,…

Naugy girls to vie for NVL crown

WATERBURY — After the season-opener between Naugatuck and Sacred Heart back in December — a 51-23 victory for the Hearts — Naugatuck head coach Gail Cheney proclaimed, “Now there is…