Category Archives: Sports

Hawks blend experience with young talent

BEACON FALLS — A mix of experienced seniors and talented freshmen could be the solution that lands the Woodland softball team back in the Naugatuck Valley League tournament after a…

Woodland girls look to contend in NVL

BEACON FALLS — After four years away from the sport, Woodland girls tennis coach Jess DeGennaro doesn’t know everything about the Naugatuck Valley League landscape for this upcoming season. But…

Finishing strong a trademark for Greyhounds

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck girls tennis team seems to be in rebuilding mode every season, but head coach Jose Sendra has proven to be a master architect when it comes…

Greyhounds out to pick up where they left off

NAUGATUCK — After reaching the quarterfinals of the Class L state tournament for the first time since 2009, the Naugatuck softball team is looking to pick up where it left…

Woodland returns wealth of experience

BEACON FALLS — After a 15-5 regular season last year that ranked among the most successful in Woodland baseball history, the Hawks fell flat in the postseason with early exits…

Greyhounds will look to get on a roll early

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck baseball team saw its six-year streak of successful appearances in the Naugatuck Valley League and state tournaments come to an end last season. After finishing the…

The roots of borough hoops

NAUGATUCK — The roots of basketball in the borough — particularly at Naugatuck High School — can be traced back to the tiny gymnasium nestled in the confined basement at…

Naugatuck’s Dean chasing Major League dream again

After spending the last two seasons pitching in Korea with the Kia Tigers of the Korea Baseball Organization, Naugatuck native Pat Dean is back in the U.S. Dean, a left-handed…

Morse: America’s pastime is back

We are a people that look to signs of good things on the horizon. The first box scores coming out of MLB spring training are a sure sign of warm…

Poynton places 14th at New England championships

HUDSON, Mass. — On the biggest stage of her gymnastics career, Woodland’s Kristina Poynton reached a mark that had always eluded her. Poynton set a career-best score in the vault…