Category Archives: Sports

Naugatuck swimmers finish runner-up at NVLs

WATERBURY — The Naugatuck boys swim team headed into the Naugatuck Valley League swim championship looking to end a streak of runner-up finishes and topple defending champion Holy Cross. It…

Season-best vault lands Poynton in New England championships

NEW MILFORD — A few months ago, Woodland gymnast Kristina Poynton was just rejoining her sport after two injury-riddled years away from the gym. Now, she can call herself one…

Rookie wrestling season a success for Woodland’s Sturdevant

NEW HAVEN — Woodland freshman wrestler Elias Sturdevant listed only two goals for his rookie season — but those expectations were set at a level that would have challenged even…

Clark rallies to win to third straight NVL diving title

WATERBURY — Standing on the diving board seconds before he hit the water for the final time in his Naugatuck Valley League career, Woodland senior Riley Clark felt a mix…

Naugatuck girls end drought

NAUGATUCK — The Naugy girls ended a ten-year drought with a win in the first round of the Class L tournament before bowing out in the second round. The Greyhounds…

Greyhounds fall in NVLs, gear up for states

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck boys defeated Crosby for just the second time in the last 18 meetings with the Bulldogs to end the regular season, but couldn’t make it a…

Naugatuck’s Mueller wins first Bassmaster Elite Series tournament

Much like a football coach scouts an opponent’s tendencies leading up to a big game, Paul Mueller does his share of preparation as well. However, instead of 250-pound, lightning-quick athletes,…

Woodland gymnast reaps benefits of hard work

OXFORD — After a season of sharpening up rusty skills, Woodland gymnast Kristina Poynton is reaping the benefits of her hard work. Poynton won the vault in the final regular-season…

Koslosky, Young place in top 10 at indoor track State Open

NEW HAVEN — Naugatuck’s Zach Koslosky cleared the bar at 13 feet, good for eighth place in the pole vault to lead all local athletes at the State Open indoor…

Naugatuck’s Wilcox takes strides in sophomore year

NAUGATUCK — In his second year wrestling at the varsity high school level, Naugatuck sophomore Logan Wilcox saw a vast improvement on the mat. “I was pleased at how well…