Overtime with Ken Morse


Mo’s Moments
Double trouble
Woodland junior Jenna Chicano helped the Hawks win their fourth in a row with 16 points and 11 rebounds in her team’s 57-23 win over Kaynor Tech on Jan. 18.

High marks
Naugatuck senior Jayson Main led the boys swim team against Oxford on Jan. 13, taking first place in diving (201.75) in a tough 95-85 loss.

Leading the way
Woodland sophomore Lindsay Koliani knocked down a team-high 16 points in a 51-46 win over Crosby on Jan. 17.

Victorious effort
Woodland senior Dan Hartnett scored 23 points, helping the Hawks snap a losing skid with a 79-71 win over Kaynor Tech on Jan. 18.

Making them count
Naugatuck senior Dillon Gray scored 10 of his team-leading 18 points in the fourth quarter of a 65-61 home win over Wolcott on Jan. 17.

Word from the Woods:
Boys swimming – The Woodland Hawks are off to a 2-1 start on the season and had a Jan. 13 matchup with Wilby-Kaynor canceled. The Hawks were set to host neighboring rival Naugatuck on Jan. 20.
Indoor track – The Hawks continue to make steady progress as the team prepares for the Jan. 27 NVL championship meet. In the Elm City Coaches meet on Jan. 7, Alex Farr led the boys with a first place finish in the 600 meters at 1:26.89. Dani Celotto led the girls, posting a first place time of 5:41.05 in the 1,600 meters. Other top performers for the Hawks: Sarah Cooley (first in shot put, 36-04.25), Emma Swanson (second in shot put, 34-08.25), Isabella Bianchini (third in pole vault, 9-0), Brian Babo (third in shot put, 41-03).

Naugy Notes:
Boys swimming – The Greyhounds lost to Oxford, 98-85, on Jan. 13. Jason Main won diving with a score of 201.75. Eric Fortney was first in the 200 IM (2:17) and second in the 500 freestyle (5:34) while Jack Healy was first in the 100 breaststroke (1:17) and third in the 100 fly. Hudson Bombery was first in the 100 backstroke (1:03) and third in the 200 free. Blake Stone had a pair of second place finishes in the 50 free (25.87) and diving (200.55). Ethan McKeon had a pair of third place finishes in the 50 free and 100 free. Nick Montini was third in diving, Aiden Brown finished third in the 500 free and Pedro Crivella third in 100 breaststroke.
Indoor track – The Greyhounds are picking up the pace with the NVL championship meet coming up on Jan. 27. At the Elm City Coaches meet on Jan. 7, Naugy freshman Lauren Kropo continued to emerge as an up-and-coming performer. Kropo broke the school record in the 300, posting a second place finish in 41.28. Lily Jason led the girls team with a first place finish in the long jump (15-05) and Jayden Bartelle led the boys with a first place in the high jump (6-0). Dan Anderson placed third in the 55 hurdles (8.24) and was at it again with another third place finish on Jan. 13 at the Hillhouse Varsity meet.