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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

‘Each day is a gift’

Celebrate life on Survivors Day
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SALISBURY — The Salisbury School boathouse on Twin Lakes was the venue for the fifth annual Cancer Survivors Day celebration on June 7. This celebratory event is organized by Tri-State We Can Row, with assistance from a large group of area organizations, health-care providers and businesses.
The joint chairs are Donna DiMartino of the Sharon Health Care Center; Jim Hutchison of Sharon Hospital; Harriett Weiss of the Health Care Auxiliary for the Tri-State Region and Noreen Driscoll of Sweethaven Farm. Approximately 100 cancer survivors and their family members attended the event.

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Housy hosts Blue and Gold camps

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FALLS VILLAGE — Housatonic Valley Regional High School will host a series of Blue and Gold Athletic Camps for students who will be entering grades five through nine in the fall of 2011.
“Our camps are designed to introduce young athletes to the skills necessary to successfully compete in basketball, football and wrestling,” said Dan Carroll, athletic director at Housy.

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Sharon bridge scores

There were seven full tables for duplicate bridge at Good Neighbors on June 8. We played four boards a round so all pairs played 28 boards. There was no skip and no sit out. The average score was 84.
For North South pairs, in first with 104.5 points (62.20 percent) were Trish Stimpson and Norma Bartholomew; in second with 94.5 points (56.25 percent) were Ann Pattion and George Mason, and in third with 90 points (53.57 percent) were Tom Burke and Harry Hall.

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Electrathon: A quiet (very quiet) race at Lime Rock Park

LIME ROCK— Tiny cars in a rainbow of colors dotted the upper auto-cross .2 mile track at Lime Rock Park, some so low to the ground you could swear they would scrape.
It’s hard to believe there was a person somewhere inside each of those cars. The only hint was the helmeted heads poking over the tops, glistening in the sun.
They took off for the first heat of the Connecticut Electrathon Challenge June 3. Race car roars bounced off the hills and echoed through the valley, but it wasn’t from the battery-operated vehicles made by high school and college students.

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Sharon bridge scores

There were nine full tables for duplicate bridge on June 1, at Good Neighbors in Sharon on Low Road. We played three boards a round. So all pairs played 27 boards. The average score was 108.
For North South pairs in first with 141 points (65.28 percent) were Doris Reeves and Harry Hall; in second with 130 points, (60.42 percent) were Norma Bartholomew and Tom Burke, and in third with 122.5 points (56.71 percent) were Trish Stimpson and George Mason.

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Cornwall softball team races for the cure

The Cornwall Consolidated School softball team ended their season 8-2 with a three-way Region One tie. They capped off their season by participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday, June 4, in Hartford. Going to this event has been a Cornwall softball team tradition since 2003. “I am very proud of my softball team,” said coach Tricia Collins.

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Volt-power

The College of New Jersey’s (TCNJ) solar-paneled race car careered around the track during its first leg of the Connecticut Electrathon at Lime Rock Park last Friday, June 3. Story, photos, Page A11.

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Salisbury Knights lose championship to Suffield

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SALISBURY — Salisbury School’s Crimson Knights lost the Western New England Prep Baseball League championship May 25 to Suffield Academy 10-4.
The main story of the game was Suffield senior pitcher Ben Rakus, who threw a complete game. Five Salisbury players managed to get hits off Rakus: Lucas Amato, sophomore; Gabe Antonio, senior; Patrick Mazeika, junior; James Lynch, senior; and Aaron Rodriquez, sophomore.

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Fishing for browns — or were they crappies? — at the falls

Tangled Lines
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John Harney (the younger) sidled up to me at LaBonne’s a couple weeks ago, like a guy with a hot tip on a horse.
“You gotta go fish below the Housy dam.”
The what dam?
“I mean the falls.”
He went on to say a friend of his was pulling big brown trout out of the water under the Great Falls, above the power station and the iron bridge.
“I think she said browns.”
This is how it goes when people know you fish.
Anyway, on Friday the 13th, I went over. The water was very low from the bridge upstream, and the going fairly treacherous — not the wading part, but the clambering.

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Memorial Day holiday weekend a hit at Lime Rock Park

LIME ROCK — Memorial Day weekend at Lime Rock Park revved up May 28 with the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race, sped into May 29 with the Royals Garage Presents The Veterans Memorial Car Show and made a grand finish May 30 with the Rolex Sports Car Series and GT race.
The Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race Saturday featured Mazda MX-5 Miatas, Mini Coopers, BMWs, Honda Civics, Kia Forte Coupes, MazdaSpeed 3s and VW GTIs.

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