Category Archives: Basketball

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…

Suburban jamboree a success for Greyhounds

NAUGATUCK — The inaugural Edward Mariano Suburban Jamboree proved to be quite the success for the host Greyhounds. Naugatuck put together the jamboree, which brought the Wamogo, Pomperuag, Oxford, Torrington,…

Woodland’s Mariano debuts in his grandfather’s gym

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck High has meant a lot to John Mariano and his family. It’s where Mariano played his high school basketball before transferring to Stamford’s Trinity Catholic. The Greyhounds’…

Naugatuck, Woodland girls tip off season

The Woodland girls got the season off on the right foot last week with back-to-back wins over Wolcott and Kaynor Tech. The Hawks survived a defensive struggle with Wolcott Dec….

Woodland boys have new coach, same culture

BEACON FALLS — For the first time in more than a dozen years, a new face will patrol the sidelines for the Woodland boys basketball team — and the Hawks…

Greyhounds return experienced squad

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck boys basketball team reached the Division III state tournament quarterfinals last season for just the third time in the last 20 years. The Greyhounds will need…

Naugy girls look to take another step forward

NAUGATUCK — Under head coach Gail Cheney, the Naugatuck girls basketball team has gone 32-8 in the regular season the last two years. In her first year, the Greyhounds played…

Hawks hoping experience pays dividends

BEACON FALLS — It wasn’t uncommon to see five freshmen on the court last season for the Woodland girls basketball team. Now coach Jess Moffo and the Hawks hope that…

Hunt steps down after 12 years leading the Hawks on the court

BEACON FALLS — Almost every basketball conversation with Tom Hunt over the last 12 years invariably came back to two words: the program. So was the case one more time…

Naugatuck Basketball Association wraps up regular season

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Basketball Association reported results from recent games. The regular season ended March 27, and the playoffs started March 29. Palmer Herman Chiropractic 74, Ion Bank 60:…