Pitchers have WRHS hardball back on track

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WATERTOWN — The sluggish, 0-3 start the Woodland baseball team experienced is a thing of the past. The Hawks have reeled off four straight...

Garnet and Grey softball hitting up a storm

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NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck softball team was cruising along with a 4-0 mark, averaging more than six runs per game, when it took on...

Word from the Woods: Week of April 23

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Softball Woodland has upped the ante on its Naugatuck Valley League domination in the first half of the season. The Hawks did not allow a...

Naugy Notes: Week of April 23

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Track and Field The Naugatuck girls’ track and field team narrowly kept its perfect record alive last Wednesday by sweeping a quad-meet. The Hounds had...

Doubles teams keep Hawks unbeaten

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BEACON FALLS — Woodland used a sweep of the doubles matches to break a singles stalemate and stay undefeated with a 5-2 win over visiting Watertown Monday afternoon. No. 1 singles player Stephanie Badale continued her domination of all Naugatuck Valley League opponents not named Dre Moschello, with an 8-0 victory over Alyssa Mucciaro. Since the beginning of last season, Badale is 26-1 against everyone but Holy Cross’ Moschello, but 1-3 versus the two-time defending league champion.

Krakowski wins but WRHS boys’ tennis falls

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WATERTOWN — The Hawks got a grit-your-teeth win from Mike Krakowski at No. 1 singles, but it was the team’s lone victory Monday morning in an 8-1 loss to Watertown at Crestbrook Park. The right-handed Krakowski was playing with ruptured blood vessels in his dominant hand, a nagging affliction that has caused head coach Jim Amato to hold back his ace between matches.

Mercer paces NHS hit parade against Hearts

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WATERBURY — Two weeks ago, Naugatuck suffered its first defeat of the season, to Fairfield Ludlowe by a convincing, 17-7 margin. The Greyhounds could...

Diver honored at PJF opening ceremony

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NAUGATUCK — The sky above Peter J. Foley Little League Stadium alternated between sunshine and cloudiness Sunday afternoon, a sort of organic reflection of the sentiments shared by the venerable building’s several hundred patrons. The opening ceremony of the league’s 61st season showcased both ends of the emotional spectrum: Joy in the baby-toothed smiles of ballplayers bounding across the diamond for the first time this spring, and sorrow in the wistful tears of almost everyone who knew Dustin Diver, the former borough baseball standout, who died unexpectedly in December, at age 31.

Word from the Woods: Week of April 16

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Track and Field Both the boys’ and girls’ track squads are off to fast, 5-0 starts to the season. Last week, both the boys and...

Naugy Notes: Week of April 16

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Track and Field The Naugatuck boys are a league-best 6-0 after sweeping a pair of quad-meets while the girls are 3-0 following a sweep of...