Category Archives: Sports

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The Science of Running

They’re a meet day mainstay, though the faded, burgundy leather boat shoes befit a man who owns a closet full of Bermuda—rather than running—shorts. But to Naugatuck High cross country and track coach Bill Hanley, nautical footwear is as essential as a pair of Nikes.

“What I’ll do is when I go to meets, I’ll wear Sperry Topsiders because they don’t have a lot of support,” he explains. “So on Saturdays, as I’m running around the course … I’m strengthening my lower legs.”

And all this time I thought it was a fashion statement. I should have known better. See, Hanley, a special education science teacher at NHS, is a man of reason, and there’s a very good reason why he rocks those white-soled, bow-tied beauties.

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Hounds, Hawks wrap successful swim years

MIDDLETOWN — The Naugatuck and Woodland boys’ swim teams capped off incredible seasons with sixth-place finishes in their respective classes at last week’s state championship swim meets. Seven days after…

Naugy 200 free relay wins Class L title

MIDDLETOWN — Pomperaug High School has a lot going for it lately. Junior Katie Stevens is among the top 11 contestants on American Idol and, as expected, the school’s boys’…

CLISE: Non-NVL games a boon

[wpaudio url=”http://www.mycitizensnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Scheduling-package.mp3″ text=”Out-of-League Measuring Stick”] We’re two-thirds of the way through the Naugatuck Valley League’s non-conference experiment and so far the results—both quantitative and qualitative—have local athletic directors believing their…

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Death of a Three-Sport Athlete

It’s the classic, all-American athlete: The teenage boy who excels in football, basketball, and baseball, or the high school girl who stands out in soccer, basketball, and softball. He’s the…

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…