Category Archives: Sports

March about more than just madness

In the world of sports, the third month of the year is simply referred to as March Madness. Every sports fan is familiar with that phrase. It represents the time…

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Early baseball season for borough pair

Naugatuck residents Dan Kaminski and Mike Fox are baseball fanatics. For the last two winters, the two have refused to wait until springtime to start the baseball season. Kaminski and Fox…

Water main break postpones state swims

MIDDLETOWN — In a twist of irony, water postponed the state championship swim meets scheduled for Tuesday at Wesleyan University. A water main break forced the CIAC to push back…

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Moriello 8th in 2-mile at national meet

NEW YORK — In the final indoor race of a brilliant career, Naugatuck’s Rosa Moriello ran her fastest two miles ever Sunday at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships, finishing eighth,…

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Bloomfield knocks out Hawks hoopsters

BLOOMFIELD — It wasn’t exactly the best ending to Woodland’s basketball season—a 95-69 Class M state tournament first-round loss to Bloomfield Tuesday night—but it will likely do little to belittle…

WRHS lifters power into 3rd at NVL meet

WOLCOTT — To diehard fans, football season is really never over. So to those fanatics, Saturday’s Naugatuck Valley League weightlifting championship at Wolcott High School was a major offseason milestone in preparation for next fall.

The insiders knew how the competition would end, though—for the fourth consecutive year, Wolcott easily out-pumped the rest of the league to win the NVL title. Woodland, after holding down the second-place position for most of the day, narrowly lost out to Holy Cross for runner-up and finished third.

Woodland football and weightlifting coach Tim Shea wasn’t discouraged, though, as the Hawks met their goal of lifting more than 12,000 pounds at the competition. Their 12,050-pound total was good enough for yet another top-three performance.

Hounds capture 4th straight NVL title

WATERBURY — The result was never really in doubt, although Naugatuck head coach Jim McKee wasn’t counting on anything until his team had clinched the Naugatuck Valley League championship last…

NE Indoor: Moriello 8th; Pisco, Hawks 11th

BOSTON — In the fastest indoor mile in New England championship history—three girls broke the previous meet record—Naugatuck’s Rosa Moriello placed eighth Friday at the Reggie Lewis Center, in five…

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Former NHS star Mariano LEC’s top rookie

KEENE, N.H. — Anthony Mariano had a pretty impressive basketball résumé when he arrived at Keene State College: He was a 2009 all-Naugatuck Valley League selection and a 1,000-point scorer,…

Runners’ maturity evident in NE prep

BOSTON — Naugatuck track and field coach Ralph Roper remembers—with a mix of personal humor and vicarious embarrassment—the first time Greyhounds star Tori Pisco ran on a banked track. “I…