Category Archives: Swimming


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…


Hawks take 7th at states

MIDDLETOWN — The Woodland boys swimming and diving team — complete with perhaps the smallest roster in school history — finished its season with a seventh-place finish at Tuesday’s Class…

Woodland outnumbered, not out hustled at NVL swim meet

WATERBURY — The Woodland boys swim team may have been out manned but they weren’t out worked as the Hawks finished sixth out of a field of 11 teams at…


Naugy swims to fifth at NVLs, Moody makes history

WATERBURY — The string of four straight NVL championships came to an end last year for the Naugatuck boy’s swim team as Sacred Heart edged them out by a slim,…


Times of Naugy swimmers sinking

NAUGATUCK — On a recent afternoon, Naugatuck boys swim coach Jim McKee took the times from a recent dual meet and compared them to times during a similar point in…