Category Archives: Volleyball

Greyhounds playing together as one unit 

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck volleyball team came into the season looking to rebuild after losing the entire starting lineup to graduation. Entering the final stretch of the regular season, the…

Hawks put early-season ups and downs behind them

BEACON FALLS — Since some early-season ups and downs, the Woodland volleyball team has been firing on all cylinders as the regular season enters the home stretch. Following a 3-2…

Hawks ‘come into their own’

BEACON FALLS — A five-game loss to the defending Naugatuck Valley League volleyball champions gave Woodland and coach Jim Amato plenty to think about moving forward. The Hawks fought back…

Start to season not surprising to Naugy spikers

NAUGATUCK — It may have come as a surprise to the rest of the Naugatuck Valley League that the Greyhounds — armed with just a handful of players who saw…

Hawks piecing the puzzle together

BEACON FALLS — Just a week into the high school volleyball season, Woodland coach Jim Amato was already in midseason form when asked to assess his Hawks. “It’s like a…

Young Naugatuck squad displays grit

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck volleyball team may only have two seniors on the roster, but the team showed the grit and toughness of a veteran squad to open the season….

Woodland looking to repeat history

BEACON FALLS — Jim Amato has been at the front end of the Woodland volleyball bench for 13 years. Only once has he had to build up one of his…

Greyhounds young but enthusiastic

NAUGATUCK — After posting 16 wins and reaching the second round of the state tournament for two straight years, the Naugatuck volleyball team is looking to remain among the top…

Dedication and drive guided Hawks to title

This is the first story of a month-long series commemorating anniversaries of significant moments in Woodland and Naugatuck sports history. Our first story looks at the five-year anniversary of Woodland’s…

Greyhounds fight to final point

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck volleyball team battled until the final point hit the floor last Thursday against Stratford in the second round of the Class L tournament. The game marked…