Category Archives: Swimming

Naugatuck sinks Woodland in the pool

BEACON FALLS — Knowing the next day they faced one of the Naugatuck Valley League “big dogs,” as Woodland head coach Tom Currier put it, the Hawks gathered Monday night for that time-honored team-building ritual: the team dinner. But as of Tuesday, the Black and Gold may be in the market for a new tradition—and it’s not because they lost to three-time defending league champ Naugatuck, 94-85.

“We had some bad meatballs last night, so a lot of [the boys] were sick today,” Currier said, laughing. “We’re trying to track down who made the meatballs.”

The Greyhounds showed little mercy for their unhealthy hosts, until the meet was in hand and they swam the last three events as exhibitions. Naugy won the first eight swims, led by Kyle Conrad and Chris Branco, who captured two apiece.

Naugy swimmers cruise in first NVL meet

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck boys’ swim team began its quest for a fourth straight Naugatuck Valley League title Tuesday night, upending Seymour by a convincing, 97-72 margin at the Gimbo Sullivan Pool.

The Greyhounds were coming off a season-opening loss to perennial state power Glastonbury, by a 96-82 margin. Naugy is a young squad with limited experience, making the NVL opener against the Wildcats a huge measuring stick for the season.

Pool Hawks cap school-best season

MIDDLETOWN — The Woodland girls’ swimming and diving squad put the lid on its most successful season in school history Saturday at the Class S state championships at Wesleyan University…

Naugy swimmers lay foundation at Class L

MIDDLETOWN — It had been a long, hard season of rebuilding for the Naugatuck girls’ swim team under head coach Jim McKee, but the Greyhounds saw the rewards of their…

NHS swimmers qualify for L championships

The following Naugatuck swimmers and relay teams qualified Saturday for the Class L divisional finals to be held Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. at Wesleyan University. The heat in…

Hawks swimmers qualify for S championships

The following Woodland swimmers and relay teams qualified Saturday for the Class S divisional finals to be held Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. at Wesleyan University. The heat in…

Woodland swims past Naugatuck

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland girls’ swim team edged out Naugatuck Friday at the Hawks’ pool by a 94-87 margin, improving to 5-2 on the season, while the Greyhounds fell…

Naugy swim dominant in season opener

NAUGATUCK — Swimming is the type of team sport in which a squad’s success is determined by the sum of its individual successes. On Friday at the Alex “Gimbo” Sullivan…

NVL Indicational a preview of girls’ season

WATERBURY — Imagine standing in a small, confined structure with more than 500 people squeezed inside. Then think of the loudest sound you’ve ever heard—and multiply it by three—as soon…