Category Archives: Sports

Pannone anchors defense for Nor’easters

Former Woodland goalie named CCC Defensive Player of the Year In her sophomore season, Jenna Pannone became a central figure on defense for the University of New England women’s soccer…

Woodland girls swimming success built on trust

BEACON FALLS — It sounds like one of the taglines for an ESPN 30-for-30 documentary. What if I told you the secret for Woodland’s recent championship success in NVL girls…

Dominant defense leads Hawks over Wildcats

SEYMOUR — The Woodland-Seymour football rivalry is nearly two decades old, but there had never been a defensive performance like the one the Hawks turned in this Thanksgiving eve. Woodland…

Chargers run past injury-ravaged Greyhounds

NAUGATUCK — The 120th meeting between Naugatuck and Ansonia on the gridiron was all Chargers. While the Chargers had their way against the Greyhounds in just about every way possible…

Thanksgiving leftovers

Happy Thanksgiving! This is always my favorite column of the year to write, and it’s that way for a few reasons. First, I only have two rules — don’t swear…

Mezzo becomes leader for Greyhounds

NAUGATUCK — When Jay Mezzo took over as the Greyhounds’ starting quarterback last year as a junior he had his share of help in the form of 18 seniors who…

Two-way players know only one way to play

NAUGATUCK — From a coaching standpoint, the key to success on the football field is finding players that have the skills to put a spark in the offense and shut…

Tight-knit senior class restores Woodland culture

BEACON FALLS — The winter after Woodland’s 2016 football season, well, wasn’t good. “1-9 wasn’t acceptable,” now-Woodland senior lineman Ryan Knobel recalls of that offseason following his freshman year. “We…

Bulinski adds name to short list of Hawks’ gridiron royalty 

BEACON FALLS — Almost a decade ago, little Tyler Bulinski got to experience the thrill of his young life every Friday night for a couple of years. “I was the…

Hawks set new benchmark

BEACON FALLS — The disappointment was real, if short-lived. The Woodland boys soccer team was hoping to do more this postseason. The Hawks were hoping to capture that elusive Naugatuck…