Category Archives: Sports

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.

Hawks top Kennedy; sit in first-place tie


BEACON FALLS — In a meeting of two unbeaten teams—one power and one upstart—power won out in the end. After dropping the first game, Woodland (6-0) staved off Kennedy (6-1) Wednesday night, 3-1 (15-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-23), to remain atop the Naugatuck Valley League standings.

The Eagles won 10 of the match’s first 14 points, prompting Hawks coach Jim Amato to call time out, in an effort to regroup. But his squad rarely strung together consecutive points and the Eagles, though not a big-hitting team, made few errors, constantly keeping the ball in play en route to a 10-point win.

Naugy Notes Sept. 23-29

Volleyball The Greyhounds continued their strong start, picking up three wins last week to improve to 5-1. Wednesday at Ansonia, Naugatuck pulled out a 3-1 win, led by Jessica Webber…

Word from the Woods Sept. 23-29

Volleyball The Woodland spikers are still perfect following a pair of sweeps over Holy Cross and Watertown. Last Wednesday against the Crusaders, it was an all-around solid performance by the…