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I used to say while I was playing baseball at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) how proud I felt to wear that jersey and represent our high school. My friends, teammates and peers thought I was just saying it as a fake-spirited rah-rah type of thing, or just thought I was crazy. I meant it with every ounce of my being and I was not the first one to think this way. 

“If you were going to do research on the history of high school baseball in the state of Connecticut, you were going to have to spend some time talking about Housatonic,” said Steve Blass...

Lakeville Journal Sports

A race to the basket

A North Canaan player moved down court with his hair flying at a semi-final Region One middle school basketball game versus Cornwall on Feb. 6 at Cornwall. Cornwall bested North Canaan 53-36.

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Region One middle school basketball finals coming up

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The Region One middle school basketball finals will be held on Thursday, Feb. 9, at Housatonic Valley Regional High School beginning at 5 p.m.
Semifinal play was held this week, including a contest between the Cornwall and North Canaan boys that ended with a Cornwall victory, 53-36.
As of Monday, Feb. 6, the standings for the top three teams were:
Boys
First place, Sharon (10 wins, no losses); second place, Cornwall (eight wins, two losses); third place, North Canaan (six wins, four losses).

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Housy Athlete of the Week - Matt Orrell

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FALLS VILLAGE — Sophomore Matt Orrell is this week’s Housatonic Valley Regional High School Athlete of the Week.
Orrell is an active athlete who plays basketball, football and baseball and also skis.
Basketball is his favorite sport.
“I like the fast pace of the game, and it’s fun,” he said.
Being a sophomore, Orrell has not yet focused on what he will pursue as a life career.

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Off-kilter but exciting start to ski jump season

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SALISBURY — Despite the uncooperative weather, the Salisbury Winter Sports Association pulled off a two-day ski jumping competition and Winter Carnival Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28 and 29.
The featured event was the Alpine ski jumping Sunday, won by Tim Magill of Steamboat, Colo.

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Sharon bridge scores released

SHARON —There were five-and-a-half tables for duplicate bridge at Good Neighbors on Low Road on Jan. 18. Four boards a round were played, with a bye table. North South pairs played 24 boards and East pairs played 20 boards. The average score was 48.
For North South pairs in first with 58 points (60.42 percent) were Carol Magowan and Harry Hall; in second with 50.5 points (52.6 percent) were Gail Gamble and Lois Lang; in third with 47 points (48.96 percent) were Ruth Adams and Wendy Summer.

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Kern, Schoenly victors in platform tennis tourney

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LAKEVILLE — The annual platform tennis championships were held Jan. 28 at The Grove in Lakeville.
The weather was mild and there was no snow to be shoveled off the raised platforms, which are heated so play can continue even in the darkest, coldest, stormiest days of winter.
This year’s champions were Jordon Kern of Goldens Bridge, N.Y., and Barbara Schoenly of Salisbury. They bested Willy Harris and his uncle, John Herkert.

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Housy girls best Terryville

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FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) Lady Mountaineers, under the guidance of coach Frank Hadsell, defeated the Terryville girls basketball team 62-47 at a home game on Jan. 27.
Terryville’s scoring was led by Olivia Pilarski with 15 points, followed by Julia Pilarski with 12 points, Bailey Doran with 10 points, Liz Haylette with six points and Jessica Covell with four points.

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Snow guaranteed

Volunteers with the Salisbury Winter Sports Association were busy making snow on Satre Hill last week, in preparation for this weekend’s Winter Carnival. The annual Jumpfest weekend will be Feb. 10 to 12.
 
Click here for story on Salisbury ski jumps.

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Sports Schedules

Friday, Jan. 27
Boys basketball at Terryville, 7 p.m.; JV 5:30 p.m.
Girls vs. Terryville, 7 p.m.; JV 5:30 p.m.
Boys ice hockey at Bolton/Coventry/Lyman, 8:20 p.m.
Boys swimming and diving at Gilbert, 7:30 p.m.
Boys indoor track at New Haven Invitational, 4 p.m.
Girls indoor track at New Haven Invitational, 4 p.m.
Wrestling vs. Mt. Everett, 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 28

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Alpine ski jumping comes to Salisbury

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SALISBURY — This weekend,the Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA) begins its 2012 schedule with the Winter Carnival, featuring an exhibition of Gelande, or Alpine ski jumping.
Gelande is a new event for SWSA. It is a form of skiing in which the athletes ski jump off a tower — using regular downhill ski equipment.

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