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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

Sharon Good Neighbors bridge scores

SHARON — There were 16 players for duplicate bridge at Good Neighbors on Low Road on March 7. With four full tables, the Howell Movement was used so that each pair played with more other individual pairs than is possible with the more popular Mitchell Movement.
The average score was 42. In first with 50.5 points (60.12 percent) were Sue Lynch and Marguerite McGrath; in second with 48.5 points (57.74 percent) were Tom Burke and Harry Hall, and in third with 45.5 points (54.17 percent) were Doris Reeves and Dianne Montague.

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Community digs in to give new dugouts to team

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FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School Mountaineers varsity baseball team (and their opponents) have new dugouts, courtesy of a group of local businesses.
Anthony O’Niel of O’Niel Associates Inc. in North Canaan said the businesspeople simply wanted “to give the kids and the community a lift.”
Also involved were Vernali Concrete, Century Acquisitions, Herrington’s, Lindell’s, Green Acres Landscaping and Geer Village, with donations of labor, funds and materials.

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Housy Royals win crown

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housy Hoops Royals girls basketball team earned first place in the Patriot Division during the end-of-season tournament at Courtside Sportcenter March 9 to 11.
The team is comprised of seventh- and eighth-grade girls from the Region One towns of Salisbury, North Canaan, Falls Village, Cornwall, Sharon, and Kent. It was established 12 years ago as a feeder program for Housatonic Valley Regional High School. They play in the Western Connecticut Girls Basketball League.
The team had 14 wins and 10 losses for the 2011-12 season.

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Giffenig, Miller win at Pinewoods

SALISBURY — Lyndell Giffenig was a big winner at the USTA Connecticut Junior Tennis Championships tennis tournament held at Pinewoods Health and Racquet Club in Torrington.
Giffenig, the number one seed and currently ranked 24th in New England in the Girl’s 16-and-Under singles division, won three matches on the way to the championship of the Girl’s 16-and-Under.
In the quarterfinals, she beat Fairfield’s Lindsay Evans, 6-1, 6-1, and then went on to defeat Newport, R.I.’s Maryann Rompf, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1, in the semifinals, and Newtown’s Caroline Kelly, 5-7, 6-0, 6-2, in the finals.

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Two Housy seniors teach youngsters at soccer clinic

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FALLS VILLAGE — A free soccer clinic was held at Housatonic Valley Regional High School on Sunday, March 11, for boys and girls ages 14 and under.
Forty-one youngsters showed up for the clinic; the youngest participant was 6 years old. The two student/coaches who led the clinic said turnout was better than expected.
The clinic was the idea of two Housatonic Valley Regional High School seniors and soccer players. Myles Clohessy was head coach for the clinic; the assistant coach/goalkeeping coach was Sebastien Lasseur.

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Robotics team moves steadily toward finals

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FALLS VILLAGE — Cindy Fuller is the main office secretary at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS). She is also one of three volunteer mentors to members of the school’s FIRST robotics team.
It was in January 2004, she recalled, that she first got involved with the team. Science teacher David Lindsay (who has since retired) invited Fuller to see the robot that the team had built for that season of competition.
“He showed me the team’s 2004 robot and the next thing I knew I was on a bus going to New Hampshire to attend a competition. And that is how it all began.”

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Hoops for Heart raises funds for good cause

FALLS VILLAGE — Housatonic Valley Regional High School raised $2,616 for the American Heart Association during its 18th annual Hoops for Heart event on March 7.
Sixty players participated in the three-on-three double elimination basketball event in the high school’s gymnasium.
Heather Kearns, Frank Hadsell and Matt Harnett defeated all opponents to become this year’s winning team. The runner-up slot went to the team of Cassie Worthington, John Hare and Donyelle Williams.

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Kent swim team wins championship

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KENT — The Kent School boys swimming and diving team won first place in the New England Prep School Sports Association Division 2 meet on March 3. The meet was held at the Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn.
The team scored 412 points. Second place went to Kingswood-Oxford School with 369 points. Westminster finished third with 348 points.
The Kent team had a 6-2 record in the regular season, thanks to a combination of many established returning swimmers combined and a number of talented newcomers.

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Housatonic announces coaches for spring teams

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FALLS VILLAGE — Coaches for the spring sports season at Housatonic Valley Regional High School have been announced.
Head baseball coach is Rob Oley; assistant coach is Mike Lazzaro. Softball coach is Darlene Membrino; assistant coach is Jessie Bate.
Head girls tennis coach is Rufus deRham; boys tennis coach is Jeff Tripp. Golf coach is John McGuire.
Girls lacrosse coach is Stephen Magyar. Head boys lacrosse coach is Joseph Aitken.
The head track coach is Jason MacFarland; assistant coaches are Cindy Dunleavy, Chris Heacox and Alan Lovejoy.

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Stretching the body and the soul at Amenia Yoga Center

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AMENIA — For those looking for a little peace and solitude in their lives, along with improved physical well-being and state of mind, there is a just such a place in Amenia. It’s the Amenia Yoga Center, located on Old North Road in a private home with an interior that’s been transformed into a soothing and welcoming yoga studio with warm wood floors, handmade candles, a roaring fireplace — all guarded by three small, friendly, well-behaved dogs and a beautiful, sleek, charismatic cat.

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