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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

Fair weather, fair winds for Hotchkiss sailing contest

LAKEVILLE — The Hotchkiss School hosted teams from several Connecticut schools (including the Salisbury School) for a sailing competition on Lake Wononscopomuc last weekend, April 14 and 15.
“We sailed both Saturday and Sunday right in front of the Grove as the wind was from the south southwest,” reported sailing coach Roger Rawlings.
The scores for Saturday:
Hotchkiss 2, Salisbury School 0
Hotchkiss 2, Greenwich Academy 0
Hotchkiss 2, The Williams School (New London, Conn.) 0
Salisbury 2, Williams 0
Salisbury 0, Greenwich Academy 2
Greenwich Academy 2, Williams 0

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Clothing, gear and hiking tips at Peter Becks

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SALISBURY — The Village Store on Main Street in Salisbury has been given new life as the place to buy lifestyle clothing, outdoor apparel, sporting goods, outdoor gear and the place to learn about the many outdoor activities available here.
Peter Feen and his fiancée, Becky Belcher, took over the old Village Store two years ago and renamed it Peter Becks Village Store.
The store carries more than 50 brands of items for sports enthusiasts and people who want to be equipped and dressed for the Litchfield County/Southern Berkshire sporty-country lifestyle.

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Housy boys lose tennis match

FALLS VILLAGE — At a home match on April 9, Northwestern defeated the Housatonic Valley Regional High School boys tennis team 5-0.
So far for the season Northwestern is 3-0 and Housatonic is 1-2.

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Good Neighbors bridge scores

SHARON — There were six full tables for duplicate bridge on April 4 at Good Neighbors on Low Road in Sharon.
Five boards a round were played. With a skip after three rounds, all pairs played 25 boards. The average score was 50, so the number of points and the percentage are the same.
For North South pairs, in first with 57 points were Ann Patton and Susie Belcher; in second with 54 points were Wendy Summer and Harry Hall; and in third with 52.5 points were Carol Magowan and George Mason.

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Prometheus team from Kent at FIRST Robotics regionals

Drive team members of FIRST Robotics team 4055, Prometheus, from Kent School were announced to a crowd of thousands who jammed the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford for a regional competition March 30-31. Winsted’s new team, NRG (Northwest Robotic Gearheads) also competed and won the Rookie All Star award.

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Dreaming of a bike pathway, leading tours in the meantime

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KENT — If he has his way, Sal Lilienthal, director of The Bicycle Tour Company in Kent, hopes one day there will be a 45-mile bicycle trail from the Massachusetts border to New Milford. It will be known as the Housatonic Covered Bridge Trail.
If Lilienthal’s other wish comes true, that trail will be part of the Western New England Greenway, a bicycle trail from New York City to Montreal.
Lilienthal is a passionate man, passionate about his work and about cycling in general.

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Masters do serious swimming at The Hotchkiss School pool

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LAKEVILLE — If you are serious about swimming, or think you need to be, Rick Vizzari is the man to see.
Vizzari is the head of New Wave Masters swimmers, which meets at The Hotchkiss School pool. This is a program governed by United States Masters Swimming (USMS), a national program for adult competitive swimmers. To participate, individuals must join USMS (membership costs $35 per year and includes a subscription to the USMS magazine and website access).

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Athlete wins Leon Veretto Award

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FALLS VILLAGE — Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) senior Donyell Williams won the Leon Veretto Award, which was voted by coaches of the Berkshire League.
Veretto was a long-time boys basketball coach. He started in 1958 at Northwest Regional and served as athletic director from 1968-1999.
The award is given to a senior boys basketball player who best exemplifies good ability, outstanding basketball skills and a positive attitude toward the game and people.

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A salute to furled leaders

Tangled Lines
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It is time for the annual tackle-fondling column. This year’s edition is a little different, since this space has been recognized by the New England Newspaper and Press Association.
Yes, “Tangled Lines” is a third-place winner in the “Goofy Sportswriting” category — for the second time.
I wonder what has to happen to win second place. Make the columns half as long?
This major award means I can bask in the warm glow of recognition of my peers — in lieu of something useful, such as cash.

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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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