Category Archives: Sports


NHS boys’ tennis improving but still winless

NAUGATUCK — Entering Monday’s home match with Torrington, the Greyhounds boys’ tennis team was 0-9, doubled up—or worse—in all but one contest. But that one contest was the most recent…


Hawks beat rival Hounds, improve to 11-0

NAUGATUCK — Katie Alfiere tossed a four-hitter, striking out nine, and the Woodland defense committed just two miscues in the field, as the Hawks held off Naugatuck Saturday, by a…

NHS girls’ tennis 9-0 with win over Kennedy

NAUGATUCK — It’s no surprise that halfway through the season, a local girls’ tennis team is undefeated. That the team hails from the borough, not the Woods, however, is a stunner.

The Greyhounds are led by a coach, Jodie Ruccio, who had never played tennis—never mind taught it—until March. Their roster is such a hodgepodge of first-time players and athletes borrowed from other sports that 14 different girls have played in at least one match.

CN Sportsflash 4-30-10

The Woodland and Naugatuck softball teams pick up victories en route to their Saturday clash, and NHS girls’ tennis remains undefeated.

Fleck, young NHS golfers showing potential

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck golf team has shown promise in its first few matches.  Despite a 2-4 overall start in match play, Greyhounds head coach Craig Blanchard says his team…

Alfiere’s 1-hitter helps Hawks stay perfect

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland softball diamond, the bottom of the school’s three-tier athletic complex carved into a hill, looked like beef stew Tuesday. “The only reason our baseball field…

Naugy boys’ track claims favorite status

NAUGATUCK — Any time two teams meet on the field of athletic competition sporting undefeated records, the contest can only be viewed as a classic battle in the making. Tuesday’s…


Hawks top Hounds, Crusaders for 7th win

BEACON FALLS — Jack DeBiase is in the middle of everything the Woodland baseball team does. The junior is the Hawks’ starting catcher and hits at the top of their…


Union City Little League opens 61st season

NAUGATUCK — There is something special about the sheer joy on the face of a child as he races around the baseball diamond, capturing the essence of America’s favorite pastime….