Category Archives: Sports

Hawks look to build confidence down homestretch

BEACON FALLS — Quickly approaching the end of the regular season, Woodland girls tennis coach Jess DeGennaro wants her Hawks to gain some confidence on the court. Woodland fell to…

Tough loss can help Hawks in long run

  BEACON FALLS — Naugatuck is the only thing that’s stood between the Woodland boys tennis team and perfection so far this spring. The Hawks (9-2) suffered their second loss…

Woodland aims for flexibility

BEACON FALLS — Despite win-loss records that aren’t typical of the Woodland track teams, the Hawks are happy with their positioning entering the final few weeks of the regular season….

Greyhounds putting pieces in place

NAUGATUCK — Track and field is a sport with many moving parts trying to all come together in the pursuit of excellence. Over the past few seasons, the Greyhounds had…

Naugy boys buying in

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck entered the final two weeks of the boys tennis regular season without a blemish in Naugatuck Valley League play. The Greyhounds (8-1, 8-0 NVL) won six straight…

Commitment carries Greyhounds

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck girls tennis team’s 8-0 start to the season comes down to one thing for head coach Jose Sendra — commitment. “The girls are just committed on…

Hawks preach patience, progress on the course

BEACON FALLS — Golf is a game of patience and fundamentals. That’s never been more accurate for Woodland golf coach Bill Carangelo and his young Hawks this spring. Woodland, whose…

Trip is equal parts bonding and softball

Softball is a game dominated by pitching, celebrated with a potent offense and driven by a skilled defense, but it’s the bond developed between players that carries a team through…

Change to boys tennis format offers postseason feel

Five players on a basketball court. Nine players on the diamond. Eleven players on a football field or pitch. None of that has changed in, well, pretty much ever. And…

Challenges present opportunities to learn for Greyhounds

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck golf team has reached the point in the season where challenges wait around every corner to test the Greyhounds. “We have a tough road ahead of…