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Woodland girls swimming success built on trust

BEACON FALLS — It sounds like one of the taglines for an ESPN 30-for-30 documentary. What if I told you the secret for Woodland’s recent championship success in NVL girls…

Dominant defense leads Hawks over Wildcats

SEYMOUR — The Woodland-Seymour football rivalry is nearly two decades old, but there had never been a defensive performance like the one the Hawks turned in this Thanksgiving eve. Woodland…

Thanksgiving leftovers

Happy Thanksgiving! This is always my favorite column of the year to write, and it’s that way for a few reasons. First, I only have two rules — don’t swear…

Tight-knit senior class restores Woodland culture

BEACON FALLS — The winter after Woodland’s 2016 football season, well, wasn’t good. “1-9 wasn’t acceptable,” now-Woodland senior lineman Ryan Knobel recalls of that offseason following his freshman year. “We…

Bulinski adds name to short list of Hawks’ gridiron royalty 

BEACON FALLS — Almost a decade ago, little Tyler Bulinski got to experience the thrill of his young life every Friday night for a couple of years. “I was the…

Hawks set new benchmark

BEACON FALLS — The disappointment was real, if short-lived. The Woodland boys soccer team was hoping to do more this postseason. The Hawks were hoping to capture that elusive Naugatuck…

Hawks swim to 6th in Class S

NEW HAVEN — The Woodland girls swim team finished in the top 10 of Class S. The Hawks, who won their second Naugatuck Valley League title in three years, placed…

Woodland edges out Seymour to win NVL title

WATERBURY — In 16 years of coaching swimming at Woodland, Mike Magas had never seen a Naugatuck Valley League championship meet quite like the one that played out this fall….

Tourney roundup

The state tournament runs for the Naugatuck and Woodland soccer and volleyball teams came to an end last week. Boys soccer No. 4 Naugatuck fell to No. 5 Hall, 5-0,…

Hawks give Chargers all they can handle

ANSONIA — It might have been the best football game the Naugatuck Valley League has seen in the last decade. Even though Woodland fell painfully short of upsetting Ansonia in…