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SportsFillerWebNaugatuck duo runs at State Open

The Greyhounds’ top runners, Dan Schumacher and Madison Beasley, competed in the State Open cross country meets last Friday at Wickham Park in Manchester.

Schumacher, the Naugatuck Valley League champion who led the ‘Hounds to a surprise league title, finished 56th in the 178-man field. He clocked in at 17 minutes, 16 seconds, and recorded a pace of 5:35. Schumacher, a junior, was the second highest NVL finisher in the field.

Beasley, who finished third at the NVL championships, finished 123rd of 181 runners in the girls race. She completed the course in 21:38, setting a pace of 6:59. In the final race of her high school career, Beasley was the second highest NVL finisher in the competition.

High school football on the air

With both Woodland and Naugatuck competing for the NVL Copper Division championship and spots in the postseason, the two local squads’ Week 9 games will be broadcast live on 1320 WATR and

The Greyhounds visit Municipal Stadium on Thursday to face Holy Cross at 6 p.m. in a game that Naugy needs to stay alive in both races. That contest will also be rebroadcast on CPTV Sports on Nov. 13 at 8 p.m.

The Hawks will host Torrington on Friday at 6:30 p.m. in a chance to rebound from their first loss. Woodland’s game will also be its annual Veterans Night contest, at which the Hawks will honor United States veterans. All veterans can enter free with proof of service, and the team will be selling camouflage Hawks hats. All proceeds will benefit the Fisher House.

Kyle Brennan, Steve Gesseck and Bob Sagendorf go live with their broadcasts 10 minutes prior to kickoff of each game.

Prospect runner places in road race 

MIDDLETOWN — Timothy Beach, of Prospect, placed second in his age group at the 10th annual MxCC $cholarship Road Race Oct. 26 at Middlesex Community College.

Beach finished with a time of 21:24, which put him at second for the 50-59 men’s age group. Over 200 people ran and walked in the race. The event, which benefits student scholarships and programs at MxCC, raised more than $14,000 in total support this year. A portion of this total will be donated toward program enhancements to the radiologic technologist program at MxCC in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.