Category Archives: Sports

Woodland All-Decade Golf

Team of the decade: 2006 Only team in WRHS history to qualify for State Open; 11th-place finish Division III Player of the decade: Mark Colangelo All-NVL (2005-06); led Woodland to…

Naugatuck All-Decade Golf

Team of the decade: 2001 Only team this decade to qualify for Division I State Open (T-16th); 2 All-NVL picks Player of the decade: Dave Rowe All-NVL (2001-02); qualified for…

Star Gazing: Woodland’s Shaine Thompson

On the Court: Woodland senior forward Shaine Thompson is red hot for the Hawks, who finally snapped a six-game losing streak with Tuesday’s 76-66 win over Wolcott in Beacon Falls….

Technical foul sparks Hawks’ victory

WOLCOTT — Sometimes, all a team needs is a little motivating spark. For some, it’s an inspirational pregame speech. For others, it’s the ability to clinch a playoff berth or championship. For still others, it may be playing for a friend or loved one. For the Woodland girls Tuesday at Wolcott, it was the misbehavior of head coach Gail Cheney.

The fourth-year coach was assessed a technical foul midway through the first quarter, after her team was charged with an uncharacteristic six fouls and called for eight travels in the first four minutes of the game. It worked. The Hawks went on a 9-0 run to end the period, following the technical, to claim a 12-11 lead and finished the half on a 26-9 streak to pull away with a 58-49 win.

Hall of Fame induction date accounced

NAUGATUCK — A date has been set for the 2010 Naugatuck Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The 39th annual awards dinner will be Oct. 16 at the Continental Room, 1006…

Hawks snap 6-game losing streak

BEACON FALLS — Something had to change for the Woodland boys’ basketball team. After getting out to a 4-1 start this season, the Hawks fell into a slump, dropping six straight. A couple of the losses could have gone either way, but for the most part, Woodland struggled to get it done.

On Tuesday, at the Hawks’ Nest, the Woodland boys overcame a hot-shooting Wolcott team by delivering the goods with the game on the line. Wolcott shot an eerie total of 11 two-pointers, 11 three-pointers and exactly 11 free throws to rack up 66 points on the scoreboard.

Naugy unable to preserve halftime lead

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck boys won the battle on the boards against St. Paul Friday, holding a 9-8 advantage on buckets in the paint. But it was the hot outside shooting of the Falcons that did in the Greyhounds, as St. Paul escaped the borough with a 55-47 win.

Naugatuck, 1-11 on the season, had no answer for the Falcons’ perimeter ace, Chris Borea (19 points), who sent five three-pointers through the net. The Greyhounds certainly gave St. Paul a run for their money with Warren Buerkle (14 points) back in the lineup.

For one of the first times this season, the Garnet and Grey held the halftime lead, guarding a 25-23 advantage. It was the inside play of Tyler Krupa (11 points), Tyler Conklin (10 points, three blocks) and Kyle Krupa (six points, 10 rebounds) that gave the Hounds a presence under the basket.

Naugy import relishing American adventure

Sports aren’t all about winning or losing. Sometimes the experience is most important. Naugatuck boys’ basketball team member Dennis Spanhaak is getting the experience of a lifetime. While the Greyhounds enter…

Hawks’ losing streak reaches 5 games

SEYMOUR — The Woodland Hawks and the Seymour Wildcats squared off Tuesday in a key Brass Division battle; the teams came in with identical 4-5 overall marks and were 3-1…

Big games await CT Big Blue

NAUGATUCK — On Tuesday at the Elks Lodge on Rubber Avenue, a steady stream of supporters showed up for a benefit dinner held for the Connecticut Big Blue. The borough’s…