Category Archives: Swimming


Naugy swimmers take second at NVLs

WATERBURY — The Naugatuck girls swim team raced to a second-place finish at the Naugatuck Valley League championship meet last weekend, just ahead of Sacred Heart and Torrington. Watertown won…


Hawks go on late-season charge

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland girls swim team might not have as many wins as last year’s record-setting squad, but it has plenty of other important traits. “Not only do…

Naugy edges Torrington in the pool

TORRINGTON — The Naugatuck girls swim team held a 79-77 lead over Torrington heading into the final event of last Friday’s meet at the Torrington YMCA. The Red Raiders posed…


Naugatuck swims past Woodland

NAUGATUCK — Nothing can be taken for granted in the border rivalry between Naugatuck and Woodland. Greyhounds swim coach Jim McKee wasn’t taking any chances last Friday night and Naugy…


Greyhounds’ potential rising to the surface

NAUGATUCK — It was a meet for which Naugatuck swim coach Jim McKee was waiting. The Greyhounds hosted one of the top teams in the Naugatuck Valley League last Friday,…


Hawks hit rough waters early on

BEACON FALLS — Woodland girls swim coach Mike Magas knew the Hawks would need to step up their efforts to replace all the record-holders they graduated from last season. Woodland…


Hawks look for team effort to follow up record year

BEACON FALLS — There are 13 events at a high school swim meet, so some simple math allows us to figure out each school has 13 records. Of those 13…


Battle-tested Greyhounds poised to make waves

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck girls swim team comes into the season a little more battle-tested after last season’s rebuilding project that resulted in a 6-4 record. Armed with just a…


Fields of Dreams

Renovation plan for NHS athletic facilities taking shape

NAUGATUCK — The scene at Naugatuck High School last Monday was splendid. Every spring athlete enjoyed the near-perfect weather on the first full day of practice, which usually necessitates a jacket and a wool hat.

Of course, not everything was picturesque. Those fields and that track the Greyhounds use are by no means the best around. But if this scene is fast forwarded to just three years down the road, everything — without exaggeration — will be perfect.

That’s because in spring 2015, the Naugatuck athletic complex will finally be totally complete, according to the latest timeline of athletic director Tom Pompei.


Naugy boys swim to 11th at Class L meet

MIDDLETOWN — The Naugatuck boys swim team took 11th place out of 20 teams at the Class L state meet that wrapped up on March 14 in Middletown. The Greyhounds…