Category Archives: Softball

Hawks’ season ends in Class M opener

BEACON FALLS — Woodland head softball coach Loren Luddy and assistant coach Pete Calandro began the season looking to blend a crop of young talent with a solid core of…

Greyhounds bow out of Class L tourney

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck girls softball team had a short run in the Class L state tournament. The No. 12-ranked Greyhounds came up on the short end of an 8-5…

NVL baseball, softball tourneys set to play

The Naugatuck Valley League baseball and softball tournaments are ready to go. Opening-round games are at the higher seeds on Monday. All games are weather permitting In baseball, No. 3…

Many teams ‘in the thick of things’ heading into softball tourney   

A few weeks ago it appeared that everything was business as usual with the Naugatuck Valley League softball tournament on the horizon. Oxford, St. Paul, Holy Cross and Seymour looked…

Woodland experiences growing pains

BEACON FALLS — Woodland softball coach Loren Luddy knew that her young team’s fast start to the season wouldn’t last forever. The Hawks settled back down to earth at the…

Greyhounds battling for spot in NVLs

NAUGATUCK — The top six teams appear solidly in place for the Naugatuck Valley League softball tournament with a couple weeks to go in the regular season, while a handful…

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…

Greyhounds get off to 2-1 start

NAUGATUCK — With experienced and young players alike stepping up, the Greyhounds picked up wins over Pomperaug and Wilby to start the season, before falling in a tight contest to…

Powerful pitching propels Woodland

BEACON FALLS — Woodland freshman Riley Kane couldn’t have imagined a much better start to her career as the Hawks’ starting pitcher. Kane tossed a pair of mercy-rule no-hitters in…

Hawks blend experience with young talent

BEACON FALLS — A mix of experienced seniors and talented freshmen could be the solution that lands the Woodland softball team back in the Naugatuck Valley League tournament after a…