Category Archives: Sports

Dig Pink Night celebrates survivors


The Naugatuck volleyball team provides a platform for breast cancer survivors and helps raise money for those battling the disease.

Woodland swims past Naugatuck

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland girls’ swim team edged out Naugatuck Friday at the Hawks’ pool by a 94-87 margin, improving to 5-2 on the season, while the Greyhounds fell…

Woodland dominates Indians, Cross up next

WATERTOWN — Perhaps reports that Woodland cannot be an offensive or defensive power were a bit premature after all. The Hawks wiped away all memories of last week’s debacle against Wolcott with a dominating, 22-12 win in Watertown Friday night, led by another strong rushing attack, a shut-down secondary, and overpowering line play.

Through four games, a theme has emerged in the Woodland offense—give the ball to Jack DeBiase, and success will be on his heels. After carrying the ball only 17 times for 47 yards against the Eagles, head coach Tim Shea and offensive coordinator Tim Phipps decided to place the pigskin back in DeBiase’s arms against Watertown—and boy, were they rewarded. The junior tailback sprung for a season-high 194 yards on 29 carries with two touchdowns to power the Hawks back into the win column.

Hounds eke out 2-1 win over Woodland

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Greyhounds scraped together an overtime win after the Hawks defense shut them down for 68 minutes. Most expected this matchup  an automatic win for the Hounds,…

Hawks spikers bounce back against Ansonia

BEACON FALLS — That’s more like it. After a dreadful performance Monday against Seymour in a 3-0 loss, the Woodland spikers got back on track Wednesday night in a sweep…

Woodland gridders sustain 42-7 defeat

BEACON FALLS — So much for Woodland football regaining its status as an offensive juggernaut—or a defensive force, for that matter. The Hawks were dominated on both sides of the…

Hounds, Indians battle to 1-1 draw

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck boys’ soccer team had to put in a little overtime on Monday—double overtime, as a matter of fact, as they battled Watertown to a 1-1 tie….

Garnet and Grey stunned by Derby in OT

NAUGATUCK — The Greyhounds built a methodical, 14-0 first-quarter lead over Derby, and then the switch was turned off. Derby, the new kids on the block in the NVL, responded…

Hawks record 4-3 loss against Watertown

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland girls’ soccer squad took on the Watertown Indians, the defending NVL champs, at home Friday night and suffered a heartbreaking loss after an inspired rally in the second half.

The Hawks were competitive in the first half but seemed no match for the Indians, who dominated possession and pummeled them with shot after shot. Woodland keeper Alma Rizvani let by only two of 10 on-target tries in the first half, one from Nikky Martino in minute 26 and another from Jessica Spezzano in the 29th, and Woodland brought a 2-0 deficit with them to the bench at the half, having taken only two shots in the 40-minute period.

CN Sportsflash 10-02-09


The Woodland spikers remain unbeaten, Black and Gold boys’ soccer earns a win-worthy tie, and Naugy football continues its renaissance in this week’s Sportsflash.