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Naugy swimmers stay unbeaten in NVL

NAUGATUCK — The Greyhounds celebrated senior night Thursday with a 93-89 win over Watertown, preserving their perfect Naugatuck Valley League record with two meets left on the schedule.

Naugy (7-2, 6-0 NVL) blasted off the blocks, winning the first seven events to take firm control of the contest. The 200-yard medley relay team of Alex Grasso, Dan Sigetti, Trevor Heller and James Vaz got things started with a win in one minute, 50.60 seconds. Then William Wright claimed the 200 freestyle in 1:57.80, Anthony Krueger captured the 200 individual medley in 2:23.69, and Kyle Conrad took the 50 free in 22.99.


Woodland boys’ loss sets up win-or-out

BEACON FALLS — The Hawks’ playoff hopes will be realized or dashed in the final game of the regular season. Woodland (7-12, 6-12 NVL) sustained a 62-61 defeat against St. Paul (10-7, 10-7 NVL) Thursday night, setting up a win-or-out scenario for Tuesday’s senior night contest with Seymour (11-7, 10-7 NVL).

The game against the Falcons was tight throughout. The teams were tied, 33-33, at the half, and the Black and Gold led by one, entering the fourth quarter. Yahmad Rountree had a big night for Woodland, scoring 17 points and pulling down 10 rebounds, but St. Paul’s Byron Jones was even better. The senior, who recently committed to play football at UConn, poured in 23 and 15 to lead the visitors.

Hawks within a game of state tourney

OXFORD — Five players tallied double-digit points, the Hawks outscored the Wolverines by a dozen in the second quarter, and the Woodland boys’ basketball team stepped within one win of…


WRHS girls lose 4th straight, slip to No. 5

BRISTOL — The Woodland girls’ basketball team knew it would be stumbling into the Naugatuck Valley League tournament, after consecutive losses to Holy Cross, Ansonia and Torrington. But after Wednesday’s…

Girls’ NVL hoops tourney field set

With the regular season in the books one day late, because of snow, the Naugatuck Valley League girls’ basketball tournament field is set. Torrington (18-2, 18-1 NVL) earned the top…

Naugy swimmers’ depth sinks Red Raiders

NAUGATUCK — The Greyhounds left another Naugatuck Valley League power in their wake Friday with a 98-83 win over Torrington. Naugatuck led, 98-58, through 10 events and swam the last…

Merancy is top valley gymnast

NEW MILFORD — The title is strictly unofficial—it didn’t even make the afternoon announcements at Naugatuck High School last Friday—but Kassie Merancy is the Naugatuck Valley League’s all-around gymnastics champion….

Torrington spoils WRHS girls’ senior night

BEACON FALLS — Woodland girls’ basketball seniors Katie Alfiere and Jen Fredericks had never beaten Torrington, heading into their senior night matchup with the Red Raiders Friday. Unfortunately for those two, they’ll graduate without ever defeating Torrington—at least in the regular season—after a 58-50 loss to the top squad in the Naugatuck Valley League.

Just like the Hawks’ previous contests against the NVL’s best, Woodland (13-6) stayed with Torrington (17-2) the entire game and held the lead several times during the first half. But the league’s leading scorer, Sarah Royals, scored a game-high 21 points, while two other Raiders hit double figures to help Torrington pull away at the end of the first half and stay ahead the rest of the way.

Woodland boys’ track second in Class M

NEW HAVEN — He’s an oddity at the start line: Standing erect, while his fellow hurdlers crouch in their blocks, legs cocked like the gun about to signal the beginning of their race.

Despite—or, perhaps, because of—his unorthodox posture, Woodland’s Brandon Fowler posted the fourth-fastest time in the 55-meter hurdles at Friday’s Class M indoor track and field championships at the New Haven Athletic Center then finished third in the 300 and anchored the second-place four-by-400 meter relay team. The senior’s efforts helped the Naugatuck Valley League champion Hawks tally 37 points and finish second overall, behind only mighty host Hillhouse High.


Hounds girls clinch state tourney berth

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck girls’ basketball team made senior night extra special Friday by qualifying for the Class L state tournament with a 54-33 win over Wolcott in the last game of the regular season.

It was a special night for the Greyhounds’ six seniors, who played the final home game of their careers and turned it into a momentous occasion. Naugatuck, 7-12 entering the contest, needed one more victory to extend its season and fought off an early deficit to come away with the W.