By JOE PALLADINO WATERBURY – They are the twin titlists of Naugatuck Valley League basketball. Can they repeat? We’ll know more soon. The Sacred Heart boys and girls both captured the NVL championship in 2018, the fourth straight for the boys, the first in three decades for the girls. Hearts hoops had a combined record of 45-9. Let’s look first at the boys: Good luck, NVL. The Hearts are still on an 86-game NVL win streak, but with a significantly altered personality. The team graduated a Billy Finn Award winner in Isiah Gaiter and a Connie Donahue Award winner in Raheem Solomon, so slick guard play will be replaced by size and muscle. “We’re a lot bigger this year,” said sophomore center Connor Tierney, who is no longer 6 feet, 11 inches. He has made it. He’s a 7-footer, officially, although I am still tempted to bust out a tape measure if I can find one big enough. “We have size in the post and on the wing, and we can all run the ball … [Read more...] about Can Hearts’ twin champions do it again?
By JOE PALLADINO WATERBURY — The Sacred Heart High girls started this basketball season the way they ended last basketball season: winning a championship in Taglia Gymnasium. The Hearts won three quarters, including an 18-12 victory over Crosby in the final, to win the city girls basketball jamboree on Saturday. It wasn’t always pretty. After building a 7-0 lead over Holy Cross in the team’s first game, the Hearts hung on to win 9-7. In the semifinal, the Hearts trailed Waterbury Career in the final minute, until Mikayla Mobley hit a 3-pointer to key a 12-9 victory. But in the final, behind an early trey by Mobley and five points from Aamya Rivera, two coming off steals, the Hearts won the title going away. “At first we were just taking fast shots,” Mobley said, “but once we settled down we were good.” Indeed. Rivera scored five of the team’s nine points against Cross, and Trista Caron came off the bench to bash the boards and … [Read more...] about Sacred Heart captures city girls basketball jamboree
HARTFORD – Kyla Irwin made the second start of her career, in place of Megan Walker, who didn’t dress because of illness, and gave the Huskies exactly what coach Geno Auriemma expects out of her: effort. In 12 minutes in the first half, she shot 1-of-2 from the field, making her third 3-pointer of the […] You Need to be Logged in and have an Active Subscription Qualifying Print Subscribers have Full Access to everything on rep-am.com and our E-Edition. Print subscribers click here to activate your access If you are not a print subscriber you can purchase an online subscription to get full access to the site. Please Log In , Create an Account or Purchase a Digital subscription to continue. You can also use the form below to create an account an purchase an online subscription. LOG IN Register Lost Password Login using your Social Network account Register and Purchase a Subscription … [Read more...] about UConn notes: Irwin starts and makes a difference for Huskies
Police are investigating a shooting in the area of 143 Spring Brook Road that occurred on Saturday about 8 p.m. Several officers in the parking lot of the apartment buildings were seen investigating the scene. Several bullet holes were found on a vehicle and police recovered multiple 9mm casings, Waterbury Police Chief Fernando Spagnolo said. The area was roped off while police spoke with residents near the scene. There was no update on any suspects and the investigation is still ongoing. There were no reported injuries. Related Be in the know and enjoy the benefit of one-click access to the Republican-American. Click into our Express Log In and each day's top stories will keep yourself informed, engaged, and entertained with valuable real news from your town. No need to remember your password or log in, just click Click here to sign up today. … [Read more...] about No injuries in shooting on Spring Brook Road in Waterbury Saturday night
KENT – Blending an interest in art and history, Tom Daly took the second-graders at Kent Center School through a series of famous paintings by artist Norman Rockwell on Thursday. It was part of an enrichment extension program that is connected to the grade’s “Long Ago and Today” unit, said Katie Moore, the enrichment teacher […] You Need to be Logged in and have an Active Subscription Qualifying Print Subscribers have Full Access to everything on rep-am.com and our E-Edition. Print subscribers click here to activate your access If you are not a print subscriber you can purchase an online subscription to get full access to the site. Please Log In , Create an Account or Purchase a Digital subscription to continue. You can also use the form below to create an account an purchase an online subscription. LOG IN Register Lost Password Login using your Social Network account Register and … [Read more...] about Kent students get a lesson on Norman Rockwell