Category Archives: Sports

Post 17 eyeing playoffs

NAUGATUCK — With eight games left in the regular season, the Naugatuck senior American Legion baseball team is right in the thick of things in Zone 5. The zone holds…

Woodland’s Fell calls it a career

BEACON FALLS — After three decades in education — and sometimes interminable hours at fields and courts — Brian Fell decided that it’s finally time for him to come out…

Naugatuck High alum makes national Gold Glove team

Always considered a sure-handed center fielder, Josh Aviles of Naugatuck ended his college baseball career at American International College this spring with a major honor proving that distinction. Aviles was…

Post 17 looks to build on back-to-back wins

NAUGATUCK — The season has been an up-and-down one so far for the Naugatuck senior American Legion baseball team. Post 17 got back over .500 with back-to-back victories this week,…

From the backyard to the record book

West Road neighbors leave their mark on Woodland athletics BEACON FALLS — The playgrounds of New York and Compton, the frozen ponds of Minnesota and Canada, the sandlots of a…

Onakpoma reaches new heights at Southern Connecticut

Fejiro Onakpoma is reaching new heights as an Owl. Onakpoma, a former Naugatuck Greyhound who is a track star at Southern Connecticut State University, earned All-American honors during the outdoor…

Hall announces Class of 2019

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Hall of Fame announced the selections to be inducted into the Hall of Fame as the Class of 2019. The inductees are Stanley “Chuck” Rek (coaching),…

For the love of the game

NAUGATUCK — It is a Sunday morning ritual. They rise at dawn and are in the car and on the road by 6 a.m. for the 2 1/2 hour drive…

Post 17 drops back-to-back heartbreakers

NAUGATUCK — Things were looking up for the Naugatuck American Legion baseball team after a season-opening loss. But after back-to-back wins, Post 17 suffered two crushing defeats, the second coming…

Burke leads Condors on the links

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck resident and Emmett O’Brien junior Garrett Burke has been around the game of golf all his life. Burke first learned the game from his father, Eugene. Later,…