Category Archives: Basketball

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…

Naugy advances in NVL tourney

The Greyhounds advanced to the semifinals of the NVL girls basketball tournament after a rugged win over Crosby on Saturday. No. 3 Naugatuck beat No. 6 Crosby, 50-38, in the…

Contributions aren’t hard to come by for Greyhounds

NAUGATUCK — The goals were simple when head coach Gail Cheney took over the Naugatuck girls basketball program at the start of the season — reach the postseason and develop…

Woodland girls punch ticket to states

BEACON FALLS — Woodland head coach Jess Moffo wasn’t too sure what she was going to get out of her young Hawks this season as far as wins and losses…

Naugatuck, City Hill girls ‘Scheithe Strong’

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck and City Hill Middle School girls basketball teams joined forces on Tuesday night to show support for City Hill girls basketball coach Fred Scheithe, who is…

State tourney within reach

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland girls are at the doorstep of the postseason. The Hawks need one more victory in the last three games to punch their ticket to the…

Greyhounds win six straight

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck girls basketball team put together a pair of four-game winning streaks to start the season 8-3, and no one really noticed. The Greyhounds have ripped off…

Woodland flips script on Naugatuck

BEACON FALLS — A month ago, the Woodland boys basketball team suffered an embarrassing 30-point loss on rival Naugatuck’s home floor. The Hawks flipped the script Tuesday in their chance…