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Woodland manager fits right in

BEACON FALLS — Nick Oliveira shouted both encouraging and not-so-uplifting messages toward his teammates on the soccer practice field before Woodland’s Class M second-round tournament game last Monday.

The Woodland senior is the manager of the boys soccer team. And he’s only the manager because he can’t play the sport he loves.

Oliveira has cerebral palsy, which requires him to either walk with crutches or use his electric wheelchair. But his physical limitations haven’t kept him from being as much a part of the team as anyone else.

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A family affair on the pitch

BEACON FALLS — Tony Moutinho led the Woodland boys soccer team to an undefeated regular season record, a second division title in a row, the program’s first Naugatuck Valley League championship, and the top seed in the Class M state tournament this fall.

Moutinho employs a unique coaching style. He’s humorous but serious. He barks at his players while still letting them take care of business on the field.

Bunnell tops Naugy in dogfight

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck boys soccer team advanced to the second round of the Class L tournament, defeating Fermi last Friday before falling to Bunnell on Monday. Last Friday the…

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Upsetting end to historic season

BEACON FALLS — This was the best boys soccer team in Woodland history, and the best chance for the program to win its first state tournament game. Unfortunately for the…

Greyhounds fall in semifinal to Hawks

WATERBURY — After Naugatuck’s 1-0 loss to Woodland in the Naugatuck Valley League tournament semifinals last Saturday, ‘Hounds head coach Art Nunes put his arm around Nolan Kinne and praised…

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Woodland captures NVL championship

WATERBURY — After Matt Moutinho scored the go-ahead goal on a header off a corner by Rich Vadala with 7:23 to play in the Naugatuck Valley League championship Tuesday night,…

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Coach’s Corner: Tony Moutinho

The Woodland boys soccer program began in the fall of 2001 as a junior varsity squad with Tony Moutinho serving as the assistant coach. In 2002, Moutinho took over the…

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Dietz leads Hawks to first win over ‘Hounds

BEACON FALLS — It has taken 10 years but the Woodland boys soccer team has finally figured out Naugatuck. Last Friday, the Hawks hosted the ‘Hounds, winners of 11 of…

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NVL soccer titans duel to 2-2 draw

WATERTOWN — Halfway through the regular season, the Woodland boys soccer team remains undefeated. But after Monday night’s game at defending Naugatuck Valley League champion Watertown, the Hawks are no…

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Red-hot Greyhounds tame surprising Wildcats

WATERBURY — The chants of, “Let’s go, Wilby,” sounded a little strange at a boys soccer game, but this is not the Wilby team of the past. This year’s Wildcats…