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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

Another football win, 22-15

‘They played their hearts out’

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic/Wamogo defense wasn’t always perfect last Saturday, Sept. 24. But they were perfect when they had to be.
The Mountaineers, with their backs to the wall and seconds left to play, dug in hard and staved off a last-minute drive to beat the Stafford Springs/East Windsor Bulldogs 22-15 in a game that had everyone, literally, on the edge of their seats.

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Housy boys at top of league in soccer

FALLS VILLAGE — Housatonic Valley Regional High School’s boys soccer team topped Lewis Mills 2-0 Monday afternoon at an away game in Burlington, to remain unbeaten and claim sole possession of first place in the Berkshire League.
Coach Hoot Belter’s Mountaineers improved to 3-0 with their third straight road victory, while Berkshire League powers Nonnewaug and Litchfield played to a 1-1 tie, leaving them a half step behind at 3-0-1 and 2-0-1 respectively.

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Hounds and horses at hunter trials in Amenia

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Hunt Hunter Trials took place this past Sunday, Sept. 25, at Coole Park Farm in Amenia. The trials, an annual tradition for the hunt,precede the opening meet and give participants the opportunity to revel in the joys of foxhunting in a show setting.
For riders who enjoy jumping obstacles or for those who like to showcase their horsemanship, there were offerings for every level of rider, from the smallest pony and the youngest child to a large and bold hunter and a seasoned veteran rider.

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Nonnewaug remains undefeated

FALLS VILLAGE — Last week, the Housatonic girls soccer team had only one game. On Thursday, Sept. 22, the team hosted league powerhouse Nonnewaug.
Nonnewaug showed why they are undefeated by defeating Housy 4-0.
The home team did have its chances to score but was unable to get the ball in the net.
The junior varsity also lost to Nonnewaug by a score of 5-0.

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Double Clear jumpers back in the saddle

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KENT — The Double Clear Jumper Show held at the Kent School stables on top of Skiff Mountain on Sept. 17 brought an old-time favorite event back to life.
Michael Page, head instructor of the riding program at Kent, and event organizer Ray Denis saw this as an opportunity to revive a once-popular tradition. Many of the 57 participants agreed, and were vocal in their appreciation.

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Young riders shine at Lakeville Pony Club Open

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LAKEVILLE — The date said it was summer. The weather said early fall. The 54th annual Lakeville Open Horse Show took place on Sunday, Sept. 18, on a day that was bright, crisp and clear.
The horse show, organized by and run as a benefit for the Lakeville Pony Club, was swarming with cute children and adorable ponies.
But it was also a serious competition, offering $1,500 in prize money.

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Near misses but happy endings at NASCAR

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LIME ROCK — It was a perfect day for NASCAR Whelen Modified racing at Lime Rock Park Saturday, Sept. 17. The weather was a bit cooler than normal and the sky lightly overcast.
It was as loud as it gets during the race season with the open-wheel racers that are the basis for this unique Northeast version of the sport: Here at Lime Rock, they get to make right turns.

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South Kent takes down Hotchkiss

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Lakeville — The South Kent School boys soccer team was victorious at The Hotchkiss School in a 1-0 win under the lights on Friday, Sept. 16.
“It was a great New England prep school game,” said South Kent School Athletic Director and soccer coach Owen Finberg.
Sean Basak-Smith, a senior from Easton, Conn., made the only goal of the game.
“It was a cross shot which their goal keeper saved, but Sean was there for a rebound,” said Finberg.
Finberg estimated that more than 500 fans attended the game.

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Let’s go Housy!

The Housatonic Valley Regional High School junior varsity volleyball team hosted Mount Everett for their first game of the season Thursday, Sept. 15. Mount Everett took wins in both the JV and varsity games.

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Housy boys start with two wins

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School boys soccer team opened the season with two wins, a 2-1 win over Shepaug and a 4-1 win over Thomaston. In both games Housatonic controlled the ball for long stretches of the game. The boys had a hard time finishing against Shepaug, but found the goal with more confidence against Thomaston.

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