Category Archives: Sports

Cheerleaders heading to national championships, Hawks win state titles

The Woodland Jr. Hawks D12 cheer team will compete in the American Youth Cheer national (AYC) championships Dec. 8-9 in Orlando, Fla. after placing second at the New England Region…

Coaching career ends for soccer patriarch

Moutinho took Woodland boys from NVL cellar to championship BEACON FALLS — One cold night seven years ago still stands out for Tony Moutinho as the peak of his 17-year…

Grey sets the example for Colonials, earns defensive honor

The Western Connecticut State University women’s soccer team won its fourth straight Little East Conference championship this season behind a stout defense that surrendered just seven goals on only 36…

Greyhounds fall short against Platt

NAUGATUCK — There was a time a short while ago when a state tournament appearance would have marked a successful season for the Naugatuck football team. Those days are gone….

Bloomfield speeds past Hawks in Class S quarterfinals

BLOOMFIELD — The margin for error against lightning-quick athletes on the gridiron is slim. The Woodland football team learned that lesson the hard way in the Class S state quarterfinals….

Woodland snaps skid against Wildcats

BEACON FALLS — Jason Hicks had never batted down a pass. Edit Krivca had recovered only two career fumbles. And Woodland’s current group of seniors had never beaten Seymour. But…

Chargers hold off Naugy

ANSONIA — The sting of disappointment for Naugatuck football coach Dave Sollazzo was as bitter as the brisk winds that picked up throughout Thanksgiving morning at Jarvis Stadium. The letdown…

Fishing club catching on at Woodland

BEACON FALLS — Many high schoolers feel like they’re small fish in big ponds. But Woodland High junior Dylan Napoleone wants to catch the big fish in any sized ponds….

Naugy swimmers cap season at Class M meet

MIDDLETOWN — The Naugatuck girls swim team finished up a remarkable season by placing 11th at the Class M state championships. The Greyhounds, who were runner-ups in the Naugatuck Valley…

Woodland swims to 10th at Class S championships

MIDDLETOWN — The Woodland girls swim team didn’t bring back a haul of medals from the Class S state championships, but coach Mike Magas didn’t let that get in the…