Category Archives: Swimming

Young Greyhounds look to make a splash

NAUGATUCK — There’s one thing for sure about this year’s Naugatuck girls swim team—they’re young. Naugatuck head coach Jim McKee lost a lot of experience from last season’s roster, but…

Prospect Park & Rec offers swim clinic

PROSPECT — The Prospect Park and Recreation Department is sponsoring two week-long swim clinics for competitive swimmers entering grades 9 to 12. The clinics are scheduled for Aug. 15 through…

Naugy, Woodland swimmers make waves at states

The Naugatuck and Woodland boys swim teams competed in the state championships last week. Naugy took fifth in the Class L competition, while the Hawks finished sixth overall in Class…

Greyhounds’ swimming title streak ends at four

WATERBURY — Naugatuck’s four-year streak as Naugatuck Valley League boys swimming champion ended last Saturday at Kennedy High’s John Reardon Pool. But the results show that Sacred Heart had to…

Greyhounds swimming with the current into NVLs

NAUGATUCK — With one week remaining before the Naugatuck Valley League swimming championships, Naugy finds itself in good position thanks to a key victory last Friday against Watertown. The Greyhounds…

Beacon Falls’ Battis looking to help Owls defend their title

KEENE,N.H.-Woodland alum Rachael Battis, of Beacon Falls, is one of four Keene State College divers to qualify for the New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association championships. The diving portion…

Woodland swimmers looking to make waves

BEACON FALLS — Don’t be fooled by Woodland’s 2-7 dual meet record. The Hawks may have some of the most talented swimmers in the Naugatuck Valley League. In the last…

Future bright for Naugy swimmers

NAUGATUCK — For the Naugatuck boys swim team, the best is yet to come. At least that’s the plan. In their most recent meet on Jan. 20, the Greyhounds posted…

Important

Greyhounds swim past Hawks to victory

NAUGATUCK — Six different Greyhounds won individual events to pace Naugatuck to a 99-81 victory over Woodland on Tuesday afternoon.

Chris Branco (200 free), Harald Hersted (200 IM and 500 free), Jake Branco (50 free), Kevin McMullen (100 fly), Kyle Conrad (100 free) and James Streifel (100 back) all won events for Naugy. Lindsay Boland (diving) and Patrick O’Dell (100 breast) won individual events for the Hawks.

Naugy coach Jim McKee said the results reflect his team’s ability and continuing improvement.

“We have depth,” McKee said. “We had at least 72 best times in this meet.”

The Hounds set the tone for the meet by capturing the top two spots in the opening event, the 200 medley relay, and won each of the first four events. William Wright, Hersted, Conrad and James Vaz won the 200 medley relay in a time of 1 minute, 43.51 seconds, about 10 seconds ahead of teammates Riker Mitchell, Dan Sigetti, Richard Mitchell and Jake Branco.

Overtime with Kyle Brennan

To make the New Year happy … I’m back! Round of applause The Woodland girls basketball team is off to another fantastic start at a perfect 9-0 heading into an…