Momentum on the side of Hawks track

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BEACON FALLS — There’s no doubt Woodland is home to one of the best boys’ track and field programs in all of Class M—the...

WRHS coach is wacky but wildly successful

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Without saying this man’s name, I’m willing to bet almost any Woodland student or fan (even some from Naugatuck) can guess who this guy...

Hawks boys’ and girls’ track will contend

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BEACON FALLS — There’s no doubt Woodland is home to one of the best boys’ track and field programs in all of Class M—the...

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...

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