Hawks’ losing streak reaches 5 games

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SEYMOUR — The Woodland Hawks and the Seymour Wildcats squared off Tuesday in a key Brass Division battle; the teams came in with identical...

NHS girls almost shock T-town again

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TORRINGTON — If Friday night’s game in Torrington was any indication then the second half of the Naugatuck Valley League season is going to be a wild ride for the Naugatuck girls’ basketball team. Last year, the Greyhounds pulled off the upset of the century in a game that has been dubbed The Shocker in T-town. With a valiant effort, the Hounds (4-7) almost shocked the Red Raiders (11-0) again, losing, 44-41. To put the contest in perspective, Torrington came in sporting an average of 64 points per game and had defeated its opponents by 30 or more points in seven of 10 games, including the season opener in the borough.

Even in defeat, Hawks prove they’re elite

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BEACON FALLS — The word on the street before the Woodland girls’ titanic clash with St. Paul on Tuesday night was that the game probably wouldn’t be close—after all, the Falcons are one of the best squads in the Naugatuck Valley League, suffering their only loss to mighty Torrington early in the season. That word must have been in a different language, because the Hawks didn’t get it. Though the Black and Gold fell, 42-40, in the final seconds of the Brass Division showdown, Woodland proved it belongs in the conversation about the best in the NVL. “No one expected the game to be this close,” Woodland junior Heather Framski said. “We found out that we can compete and have a chance against a really good team, as long as we play to our potential.”

Hounds overwhelm Raiders for fourth win

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NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck girls closed out the first half of the Naugatuck Valley League season with a convincing, 67-42 win over Derby Tuesday, improving to 4-6. The Greyhounds used a potent outside shooting attack, blistering the nets with seven three-pointers. That helped them to pull away in the second period, when they hung up 21 points on the scoreboard; Derby answered with only nine. A 14-12 nail-bitter in the opening period quickly became a commanding, 35-21 advantage at the break. The Red Raiders battled back and cut their deficit to 12 in the third period. But Naugy turned it on in the final period with a 20-7 outburst to rack up its highest point total of the season.

Struggles an opportunity for NHS reserves

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Sometimes actions speak louder than words. That was the case last Friday night for Naugatuck head coach Kevin Wesche. Midway through the second quarter, with his...

Hounds almost pull off huge comeback

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NAUGATUCK — It hasn’t been an easy season so far for the Greyhounds, as the coaching staff continues to try to instill a total-team-effort mentality. Naugatuck (0-7) took a big hit last week when leading scorer Warren Buerkle went down with an injury in a loss to Kennedy. The Greyhounds were just showing signs of putting it together, outscoring both Holy Cross and Woodland in the second half of recent losses. Now, with Buerkle on the sideline, it was gut check time for the young Greyhounds. On Friday at the Edward Mariano Gymnasium, in front of a hometown crowd bordering on 250 fans, the Greyhounds quickly came unraveled, as Ansonia burst out to a 20-6 first period lead.

Hounds still looking for first victory

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WATERBURY — Winning a game at Kennedy is tough. Beating the Eagles on their home court without your top scorer and floor leader is almost...

Hawks’ 4-game win streak ends

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ANSONIA — In a game that would be hard to describe as anything other than ugly, the Woodland boys’ basketball squad ended its four-game winning streak with a 64-57 loss Tuesday to divisional rival Ansonia, marking the Hawks’ first Brass Division defeat of the year. While the Black and Gold placed three players—seniors Bryan Spickle, Shaine Thompson, and Ryan Genua—in double figures, they committed 21 turnovers and allowed the Chargers to bang eight three-pointers, all of which seemed to come at incredibly inopportune times for the Hawks.

Alfiere, Hawks pound Hounds

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BEACON FALLS – Led by another strong defensive performance, a routine, 21-point performance by junior Heather Framski, and a career-high 23 points by senior...

High school hoops roundup for Dec. 29

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Three of the four local hoops teams were in action Tuesday, after a week-long holiday break. The Naugatuck girls got 29 points from Jessica Webber in her first game since reaching the 1,000-point plateau but fell to Wilby, 58-49. The Woodland ladies remained unbeaten by trouncing Derby, 64-43, and the Hawks boys continued their uncharacteristically hot start to the season with a 58-43 win over the Red Raiders.

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