Category Archives: Sports

The Other Thanksgiving Football Game

BEACON FALLS — Thanksgiving football is one of those traditions that binds families together through generations. Like every year, there were plenty of games to choose from Wednesday night and…

CN Sportsflash Thanksgiving

The Woodland and Naugatuck football teams take on their Thanksgiving rivals, and NHS cross country runner Rosa Moriello competes at the Northeast regional championship.

Ansonia ups Turkey Day streak to 8 over NHS

[local /wp-content/uploads/2009/12/CN-Sportsflash-Thanksgiving.flv] NAUGATUCK — There was no time left on the scoreboard clock as Ansonia raced off the field, heading to the locker room at the half. The referees ruled…

Hawks crush Cats, end Thanksgiving drought

[local /wp-content/uploads/2009/12/CN-Sportsflash-Thanksgiving.flv] SEYMOUR — Finally. In one of the most incredible showings of offensive production in Woodland history, the Hawks ended a five-game losing streak to Seymour with a dominating,…

The Burning of the Shoe

The fire everyone knows about, the one that’s the flaming hub of a spirited Thanksgiving Eve pep rally, will take place Wednesday night, just hours before the Greyhounds host rival Ansonia. The one that players and alumni know about, the one that’s the flickering center of a pensive gathering, will take place just a few hours before the other.

It’s called The Burning of the Shoe, a tradition Naugatuck head coach Rob Plasky brought with him from Springfield College when he took the reigns of this already tradition-rich program in 2001. And it’s just what it sounds like: The Hounds gather around a burning cleat and just talk … and listen.

A Team to Call Their Own

Lou Poeta and Paul Brennan are lifelong residents of Beacon Falls. They remember the days when Woodland Regional High School didn’t exist. Heck, there was no consideration of a high…

Hounds hope beginning, end are memorable

People remember the beginning and the end but not the middle. If that old nugget of wisdom actually contains a nugget of truth, the Naugatuck High School football team has…

Hawks believe this year will be different

Here’s something Woodland football fans don’t need to be reminded of: The last time the Hawks beat Seymour, the Red Sox had just won their first World Series of the…

Turkey Day Stat Chat: Feast of Numbers

-139 Point differential for Seymour in its nine games this season; the Cats have been outscored 302-163, tied with Crosby for worst margin in the league 0 Times Woodland’s class…

DeBiase: ‘I don’t care, as long as we win’

If it were up to his dad, Jack DeBiase never would have played football at Woodland. Mark DeBiase attended Holy Cross and wanted Jack to play for the Crusaders. But,…