Hawks not resting on last year’s success

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BEACON FALLS — Touting last year’s Naugatuck Valley League cross country championships for the Woodland boys and girls squads doesn’t do much for longtime...

The Science of Running

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They’re a meet day mainstay, though the faded, burgundy leather boat shoes befit a man who owns a closet full of Bermuda—rather than running—shorts. But to Naugatuck High cross country and track coach Bill Hanley, nautical footwear is as essential as a pair of Nikes. “What I’ll do is when I go to meets, I’ll wear Sperry Topsiders because they don’t have a lot of support,” he explains. “So on Saturdays, as I’m running around the course … I’m strengthening my lower legs.” And all this time I thought it was a fashion statement. I should have known better. See, Hanley, a special education science teacher at NHS, is a man of reason, and there’s a very good reason why he rocks those white-soled, bow-tied beauties.

‘Hounds pacing themselves in rebuilding year

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NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck boys and girls cross country teams come into this season back at the starting line and looking to find replacements...

Hawks out to be front-runners

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BEACON FALLS — After a 15-1 record and a second-place finish in the NVL, the Woodland boys cross country team looks to have another...

Hanley leaves big shoes to fill

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By Ken Morse, Citizen’s News NAUGATUCK — After a storied career leading the Greyhounds on the cross country course and the track, Bill Hanley’s coaching...

Perfect pace

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BEACON FALLS — The Woodland girls and boys cross country teams took another step forward Tuesday in Torrington, as both squads swept the meet...

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