Category Archives: Sports

Local swimmer excels in state championship

In the pursuit of athletic excellence, hard work is always part of the equation. For 14-year-old Emma Gawronski of Beacon Falls, dedication and commitment to competitive swimming have paid off….


Remembering PJF legend Tom Doran

Every little League needs a Tom Doran. A volunteer who will take any work title for the betterment of the organization — coach, groundskeeper, concession stand clerk, umpire, advocate, or leader….

Red Dogs wrap up successful season

The Naugatuck Red Dogs U-12 boys’ soccer team has had a very successful 2010 campaign. The boys from the borough won several tournaments and reached the finals in several others….

Hiscock, Dean adjusting to life in minors

Every baseball player that ever pulled on a uniform has played those imaginary games in the backyard, starting at the age of eight years old or so, emulating his heroes….


Woodland alumni playing in Tri-State League

During the dead of summer, you might open the daily sports section of the Republican-American and find the “Tri-State Roundup” — but you might not know exactly what the Tri-State…

In search of history behind enemy lines

I make no bones about it. I’m a Red Sox fan through and through. But how could I pass up an opportunity to see history in the making? Our good…


Housatonic Valley drops regional final

STAMFORD — If you keep the door open long enough, eventually someone is going to get in. The Housatonic Valley Senior Babe Ruth team learned that lesson the hard way…

Union City falls in sectional final

SEYMOUR — With a trip to the state championship round on the line, Union City came up just short in the Little League Junior Softball sectional final game on Tuesday…

Naugatuck Dogs drop opener to Danbury

NAUGATUCK – The Naugatuck Dogs wasted a strong team pitching effort by plating just one run in Tuesday night’s Stan Musial state-tournament-opening, 4-1 loss to the Danbury Outlaws at Rotary…

Naugatuck’s great pitching overshadowed

NAUGATUCK — Good pitching is usually the key to a ball club’s success. Usually. The players on the Naugatuck American Legion baseball team found out this summer, though, that that’s…