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Clark amazes his teammates with comeback

BY JASON LEVYREPUBLICAN-AMERICANIn December 2020, Riley Clark had his final chemotherapy treatments for Stage 4 testicular cancer and had surgery to remove all of...

Clark rallies to win to third straight NVL diving title

WATERBURY — Standing on the diving board seconds before he hit the water for the final time in his Naugatuck Valley League career, Woodland...

Wilde goes out with gold

Bentley University diver Paige Wilde saved her best for last. Wilde, a Naugatuck resident, won double gold at the Northeast-10 championships last month at Southern...

McCusker dives into Woodland history

EAST LYME — Steve McCusker had no idea he was just a few good dives away from fulfilling his career-long dream Monday at the...

Naugy, Woodland swimmers make waves at states

The Naugatuck and Woodland boys swim teams competed in the state championships last week. Naugy took fifth in the Class L competition, while the Hawks...

Beacon Falls’ Battis looking to help Owls defend their title

KEENE,N.H.-Woodland alum Rachael Battis, of Beacon Falls, is one of four Keene State College divers to qualify for the New England Intercollegiate Swimming and...

Greyhounds swim past Hawks to victory

NAUGATUCK — Six different Greyhounds won individual events to pace Naugatuck to a 99-81 victory over Woodland on Tuesday afternoon. Chris Branco (200 free), Harald Hersted (200 IM and 500 free), Jake Branco (50 free), Kevin McMullen (100 fly), Kyle Conrad (100 free) and James Streifel (100 back) all won events for Naugy. Lindsay Boland (diving) and Patrick O’Dell (100 breast) won individual events for the Hawks. Naugy coach Jim McKee said the results reflect his team’s ability and continuing improvement. “We have depth,” McKee said. “We had at least 72 best times in this meet.” The Hounds set the tone for the meet by capturing the top two spots in the opening event, the 200 medley relay, and won each of the first four events. William Wright, Hersted, Conrad and James Vaz won the 200 medley relay in a time of 1 minute, 43.51 seconds, about 10 seconds ahead of teammates Riker Mitchell, Dan Sigetti, Richard Mitchell and Jake Branco.

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