Naugy track will benefit from additions

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NAUGATUCK — He wasn’t exactly Brad Childress waiting with bated whistle to hear whether Brett Favre would rejoin the Minnesota Vikings (still uncertain, by...

Scenes from spring sports practice

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The spring season is officially underway, and Naugatuck and Woodland teams are preparing ardently for the first contests April 7.

Dean answering opportunity’s knock at BC

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — When Pat Dean decided to play baseball at Boston College, he wanted an opportunity to show his skills on a...

Hawks hoopsters losing numbers game

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BEACON FALLS — Here’s a bit of trivia to rattle the brains of the Woodland faithful: Which non-spring team has won at least eight...

The Science of Running

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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.

Hounds, Hawks wrap successful swim years

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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...

Naugy 200 free relay wins Class L title

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MIDDLETOWN — Pomperaug High School has a lot going for it lately. Junior Katie Stevens is among the top 11 contestants on American Idol...

CLISE: Non-NVL games a boon

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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...

Death of a Three-Sport Athlete

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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...

March about more than just madness

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In the world of sports, the third month of the year is simply referred to as March Madness. Every sports fan is familiar with...