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FALLS VILLAGE -- The Housatonic Valley Regional High School girls basketball team was defeated 52-34 by Trinity Catholic in a quarterfinal game at HVRHS Tuesday, March 5.

The loss ends a deep run into the state tournament (Class S) for the Mountaineers.

The Lady Crusaders led 13-2 at the end of the first quarter. Guards Emma Gardner and Caitlyn Scott played their HVRHS counterparts, Sierra O’Niel and Christina Winburn, very closely and were able to disrupt the Mountaineer offense.

O’Niel accounted for HVRHS’ first seven points.

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Lakeville Journal Sports

Cheap thrills and hacks for fly-fishing

Fly-fishing, like other addictions, gets expensive. 
It is absurdly easy to read about a new doodad, or the best fly ever, or the miracle tippet material, and charge out and buy it.
These are the things that litter the third shelf of my fishing cabinet. 
It’s a lot easier on the wallet and the psyche to think a bit about the goal behind a new purchase, and perhaps find a less expensive way to accomplish said goal.
Item: Studs for wading boots

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Two-legged runner, going solo, wins Run & Wag

CORNWALL — Dogs and their owners came from far and wide to participate in the sixth annual Run & Wag sponsored by the Little Guild on Saturday, Oct. 19. A record of 180 registrants logged in and were ready to go when the race began at noon in front of Town Hall.

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After eight-win streak, Housy falls

The Housatonic Mountaineers soccer team suffered a setback on Monday, Oct. 21, with a loss, 1-0, to Litchfield at home. Above, Litchfield soccer co-captain Francesca Luzzi restrained Mountaineer star Sydney Segalla in mid match. For a full story, see HVRHS soccer streak shattered by one Litchfield goal. 

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Segalla leads HVRHS soccer team to 7-0 record

FALL VILLAGE — Sydney Segalla may only be a sophomore, but her skill, experience and knowledge of the game make her the main weapon for Housatonic Valley Regional High School’s talented girls soccer team. 
The Mountaineers sit atop the Berkshire League standings and have rattled off seven straight wins to start the season. 

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Willy Yahn at home after strong Double-A season

SHARON — Willy Yahn, 23, ended his AA baseball season on Friday, Sept. 13, and was already back in the Northwest Corner by Thursday, Sept. 19, and tossing a football around at Community Field in Lakeville with some friends.
He stopped to chat and give a quick update on how his season went and what his plans are for the winter months.
Yahn started last season with the Frederick Keys in Frederick, Md., the Class A-Advanced affiliate for the Baltimore Orioles. 

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Lime Rock for two-wheelers

LIME ROCK — Lime Rock Park’s Paddock B was host to moving vehicles with less horsepower than normal for the Bike Rodeo for Kids on Saturday, Sept. 28, hosted by Sharon Hospital/Nuvance Health.
The two-wheeler event was held in conjunction with Lime Rock’s Scout Day and a final Vintage Sports Car Club event for the 2019 season. 
Sarah Colomello of Sharon Hospital registered young riders and said “she was thrilled to be part of the weekend.”
About 150 youngsters took part, she said.

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Learning teamwork while earning pizza and awards

NORTH CANAAN — It was cold and windy at Segalla Field in North Canaan on Friday, Oct. 4, but the youngsters running back and forth on the soccer field did not seem to mind. 
The players, all 5 and 6 years old, are members of the Kindergarten Soccer program, sponsored by the North Canaan Recreation Commission. Their season, consisting of practices, culminated with a scrimmage. It was well attended, with parents bundled in blankets cheering the action on the field. 

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Mountaineer Week in Review

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School Mountaineers have reached the halfway point of the fall season. 
The co-op MCW junior varsity football team lost to Platt Tech on Sept. 16 12-0. Isaiah Robles (Housatonic) had eight tackles and forced a fumble. Josiah Dillard (Oliver Wolcott) rushed for 25 yards. 
The varsity squad traveled to Cheney Tech in Manchester for a night game on Sept. 20. Harry Schopp (Housatonic) had a fumble recovery and Ethan Galinski (Oliver Wolcott) had four tackles in the 45-0 loss. 

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HVRHS makes history with first female football coach in Connecticut

FALLS VILLAGE — Jennifer Stango Garzone is making coaching history here in the Northwest Corner.
Garzone is two games into her first season as the head coach of MCW United, becoming the first female head coach in Connecticut high school football history. 

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SWSA builds a new jump

SALISBURY — Volunteers with the Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA) worked over the weekend of Oct. 5 and 6 at Satre Hill in Salisbury to build a new small ski jump for children.
There were some technical difficulties involving machinery — specifically, something heavy and wide enough to perch on the steep hillside and drill 3 foot holes for concrete posts.
The dilemma was solved with the lending of a Bobcat (a small bulldozer) from Emberlin Property Care.

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