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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

Mountaineers fall to Falcons, 17-14

Life is full of certainties. They include taxes, death, and now add bad weather when the Housatonic/Wamogo Mountaineers football team hosts the Avon Falcons. Two years ago, a monsoon-like rainfall dumped four inches of rain on the homecoming proceedings. Mother Nature decided to take things up a notch for Saturday’s game, of course, and dumped a heavy snow on the two teams during Avon’s 17-14 double overtime win over the host Mountaineers again on homecoming weekend.

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Juiced and 20+ miles to go...

Students from all parts of Connecticut – and Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey – go electric at Electrathon races

LIME ROCK — The 2011 Connecticut Electrathon autumn competition was held Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Lime Rock Park on the full infield autocross course in the track’s infield. There were a record number of entries — 20 — with high school and college teams from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey.
Electrathon is a national program for engineering and technical students who design and construct electric race cars under the auspices of teachers and professors in order to advance the state of all-electric mobility.

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Students make waves with cardboard boats

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LAKEVILLE — The Hotchkiss School held its 16th annual regatta on Sunday, Oct. 22. No, it wasn’t on one of the local lakes or ponds. No other teams participated. In fact, only a core group of first-year science students took part in the competition — which was held in the school’s swimming pool. And featured boats made out of cardboard.
The annual regatta was created as a way to teach science students about buoyancy. Each team of about three students built a boat and then launched it in the pool — with two passengers — to see if it could make it to the bulkhead in the middle of the pool.

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Mountaineers football team suffers first loss of season

By a handful of jersey

FALLS VILLAGE —Football is truly a game of inches. Friday night’s (Oct. 21) 27-20 heartbreaking loss for the Housatonic/Wamogo Mountaineers football team to a tough Enfield Raiders team, was a game of a handful of jersey.
After intercepting a Jake Sutterlin (36 carries, 176 yards, two touchdowns) pass attempt with 6:14 left in the game, Enfield went to work at their own 40-yard line. The Raiders were held to short gains on first and second down, and it looked as if the Mountaineers’ bend-but-don’t-break defense was coming back to life.

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Housatonic schedules and scores 10-27

Schedules
Thursday, Oct. 27
Varsity girls soccer at Litchfield, 3:45 p.m.; JV, 3:45 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 28
Varsity boys soccer vs. Gilbert, 3:45 p.m.
Varsity girls volleyball vs. Gilbert, 5:15 p.m.; JV, 3:45 p.m.
Varsity field hockey vs. Shepaug Valley, 3:45 p.m.; JV 5 p.m. (both at Hotchkiss JV Field)
Saturday, Oct. 29

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Housatonic girls varsity soccer roundup

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School varsity girls soccer team traveled to Nonnewaug on Oct. 11 and lost 6-0. Nonnewaug was up 2-0 at the half and added four more goals in the second half for their victory. The junior varsity team lost by a score of 3-0.

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Paddle tennis in full swing at Grove

Peggy O’Brien (left) played paddle tennis with Bill Cavell of Taconic on the opening day of the season at the Town Grove in Lakeville on Oct. 18. Drop-in paddle will be played every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. All interested players are welcome. Paddle Day will be Sunday, Oct. 30. Beginning at 11 a.m. there will be a clinic for adult beginners. There will be a paddle demonstration at noon. Open play will begin at 1 p.m. For information, call Jane Keiter at 860-435-0229.

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Bridge Scores

SHARON ­— There were seven full tables for duplicate bridge at Good Neighbors in Sharon on Oct. 12. The average score was 84.
For North South pairs, in first with 92 points (54.76 percent) were Trish Stimpson and Norma Bartholomew; in second with 91.5 points (54.46 percent) were Diane and Roger Price; and in third with 84.5 points (50.3 percent) were Marion and Carr Ferguson.

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Housy student athlete of the week

Sophomore Olivia LaFontan of Kent is this week’s Housatonic Valley Regional High School Athlete of the Week. Olivia is an avid cross-country runner and also participates in track in the spring.
“I love to run,” she said. “It’s a great stress reliever.
“The team is really great,” she added. “It’s like a family, and the coach is amazing.”

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Mountaineers’ pristine 4-0

First time since 1990

FALLS VILLAGE — Ask any high school football coach what the worst thing for the team might be and they will usually agree: downtime.
Ask Housatonic/Wamogo Mountaineers Head Football Coach Deron Bayer that question after this past Saturday’s 39-8 manhandling of Granby Memorial at Ahearn Field in Granby (which lengthens a pristine record) and he might have a different opinion.

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