Category Archives: Swimming

Naugy swimmers stay unbeaten in NVL

NAUGATUCK — The Greyhounds celebrated senior night Thursday with a 93-89 win over Watertown, preserving their perfect Naugatuck Valley League record with two meets left on the schedule.

Naugy (7-2, 6-0 NVL) blasted off the blocks, winning the first seven events to take firm control of the contest. The 200-yard medley relay team of Alex Grasso, Dan Sigetti, Trevor Heller and James Vaz got things started with a win in one minute, 50.60 seconds. Then William Wright claimed the 200 freestyle in 1:57.80, Anthony Krueger captured the 200 individual medley in 2:23.69, and Kyle Conrad took the 50 free in 22.99.

Naugy swimmers’ depth sinks Red Raiders

NAUGATUCK — The Greyhounds left another Naugatuck Valley League power in their wake Friday with a 98-83 win over Torrington. Naugatuck led, 98-58, through 10 events and swam the last…

Holy Cross relays doom Woodland

BEACON FALLS — The good news for the Woodland boys’ swimming and diving team is that it’s been close in just about every single meet. The bad news is that the Hawks have fallen short in most of those contests. That was the case last Friday, as Woodland fell narrowly to Holy Cross, 97-88.

Though the Hawks trailed the entire meet, strong individual performances by Patrick O’Dell and Adam Trumbley in the 100-yard backstroke and 100-yard breaststroke, respectively, pulled Woodland within seven points heading into the final event, the 400-yard freestyle relay. The Crusaders, though, pulled out a first-place finish by just .07 seconds to clinch the win.

NHS swimmers top powerhouse Cheshire

CHESHIRE — It was no championship, but Naugatuck’s 102-84 win over powerhouse Cheshire Friday was undeniably a big deal, even for a coach who has enjoyed the longevity and success…

Hawks swimmers undeterred by 2-5 mark

BEACON FALLS — There are two ways to look at the 2-5 first-half record of the Woodland boys’ swimming and diving team: A disappointing mark similar to the last few…


Naugy bests Hearts in heated swim meet

WATERBURY — The Naugatuck swim team pulled off a real seat-grabber Friday at the Kennedy High’s John Reardon Pool, defeating Sacred Heart by the slimmest of margins, 95-91.

Both the Greyhounds and Hearts came into the meet undefeated in the Naugatuck Valley League, sporting 4-0 ledgers. There was excitement in the air, as fans poured into the stands; by the start of the first race, there was standing room only.

On several occasions, the roar from the crowd almost blew the roof off the place, and you could sense that this one was going to come down to the last event. It did, as Naugatuck won the final race of the meet. The 400 freestyle relay team of Will Wright, Chris Branco, Trevor Heller and Kyle Conrad raced to victory in a controversial finish that had both sides displaying heated emotions afterward.

Woodland All-Decade Boys’ Swimming

Team of the decade: 2005 4th-place finish at Class S meet (WRHS best); 6 athletes earned league honors Athlete of the decade: Greg Cerrato All-State (2005-06); All-NVL (2005-06); All-America qualifier…

Naugatuck All-Decade Boys’ Swimming

Team of the decade: 2002 NVL champion; 3rd-place finish at Class LL meet (decade best); 6 All-State picks Athlete of the decade: Brian Mariano National champion (2002); All-America (2001-02); State…

Woodland All-Decade Girls’ Swimming

Team of the decade: 2009 Best record in school history (9-3); 3rd-place finish at NVL meet; 3 All-NVL picks Athlete of the decade: Heather Chucta All-State (2008); All-NVL (2007-08); 2-time…

Naugatuck All-Decade Girls’ Swimming

Team of the decade: 2004 NVL champion; 9th-place finish at Class LL meet; 6 All-NVL picks Athlete of the decade: Sarah Thomas All-State (2006-07); All-NVL (2004-07); 2nd-place Class L 100…