Category Archives: Sports

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…

CLISE: Logo Legal Wedgie

By now, you’ve probably seen the pun-tastic headlines: “Car Company Rams Florida High School,” read one on the Web site of Miami’s NBC affiliate. If you haven’t, the gist of…

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Hawks battle but knocked from tourney

OAKDALE — One of the best seasons in school history ended Tuesday night for the Woodland girls’ basketball team in the first round of the Class M state tournament. The…

Swim teams compete at NVL trials

WATERBURY — The Naugatuck swim team treated Tuesday’s Naugatuck Valley League swim trials as a final tune-up for what has been its goal all season—taking home a fourth straight league…

Naugy girls ousted from Class L tournament

WOODSTOCK — The Naugatuck girls’ basketball season is over, after a 45-39 loss to Woodstock Academy in the qualifying round of the Class L state tournament Saturday. The Centaurs’ (9-13)…

Girls’ basketball state tourney matchups

Class L qualifying round: No. 33 Naugatuck (8-12) at No. 32 Woodstock Academy (8-12) Friday at 6 p.m. The Centaurs get home-court advantage via the CIAC’s fourth tiebreaker (most wins…

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Woodland boys’ hoops makes playoffs

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland boys’ basketball team celebrated senior night Wednesday by qualifying for the state tournament for just the second time in school history. The Hawks, playing in their final game of the regular season, got down to business and defeated Seymour by a 60-49 margin, making the postseason for the first time since 2005.

“These kids left everything they had on the court, and they deserve this,” Woodland head coach Tom Hunt said.

Seniors Bryan Spickle (23 points, 10 rebounds), Shaine Thompson (13 points), Ryan Genua (seven points, nine assists), and three-point shooter Eric Brandien came into the final home game of their careers, looking to extend the season.

WRHS swimmers still target 3rd at NVLs

BEACON FALLS — It was the same old story for the Woodland boys’ swimming and diving team last Friday against Kennedy—relay races costing the Hawks a close meet. Once again,…