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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

A day at the races

Ferrari Challenge returns to Lime Rock Park

LIME ROCK — After a four year break, the Ferrari Challenge returned to Lime Rock Park Saturday, July 30. The weather was good and the turnout was even better as fans examined models ranging from 1928 to 2012.
Ferrari aficionados and first-timers alike picnicked on the hillside while watching the race.
The event was considered to be a huge success by Skip Barber and the team at Lime Rock. They estimated that many more people attended this Ferrari Challenge than the previous one in 2005.

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Fort Lauderdale dominates Challenge

LIme Rock — In the first of two Ferrari Challenge races at Lime Rock Park last weekend, polesitter Enzo Potolicchio (Ferrari of Fort Lauderdale) of Venezuela led flag-to-flag for the win.
Despite leading all the laps, Potolicchio was tailed closely the entire race, first by Emmanuel Anassis (Ferrari of Quebec), who fell back mid-race after cutting a tire, then by Mark McKenzie (Ferrari of Houston).

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Olympic riders at Millbrook Horse Trials

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Horse Trials (MHT), the region’s largest and most advanced horse trials gets underway, for the 11th year running, this Thursday, Aug. 4, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 7.
Always considered a big draw because of the high level of competition, this year promises to be even more spectacular than usual.
Deb Wierum, stable manager for the event, said more than 470 horses are entered to compete and of those 383 will be stabled on the grounds.

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Sharon bridge scores

SHARON — There were 10 full tables at Good Neighbors on Low Road in Sharon for duplicate bridge on July 27. We played three boards a round, so with a skip after five rounds, all pairs played 27 boards. The average score was 108.
The winners: For North South pairs, in first with 136.5 points (63.19 percent) were Trish Stimpson and Gigi Noyes; in second with 121.5 (56.25 percent) were Stephen Feld and Peter Hollander; and in third with 120.5 points (55.79 percent) were Jane and David Parshall.

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Weather and fashion dominate at Fitch’s horse trials

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MILLBROOK — Brutal heat and steady downpours are par for the course for Fitch’s Corner Horse Trials participants. This past weekend (July 22 to 24) was no exception. The horse trials started on Friday, when heat advisories were in effect across the Northeast. In a concession to the weather, the dress code was relaxed and jackets were waived for the dressage phase of the competition.
More than 275 horse and riders teams were given starting times, and despite the challenging weather only a fraction withdrew before completing their rounds.

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Ice skating one way to keep cool in summer

Every summer while my friends were swimming at the beach, I’d be spinning, jumping, sweating and flying in the cool sanctuary that kept me an other-worldly pale: the ice rink at the International Skating Center of Connecticut (ISCC) in Simsbury.
I was dancing on knives, defying gravity and friction. Of course I fell a lot, too, garnering bruises on my hands and hips, a swollen elbow the size of a tennis ball, a sprained ankle, a concussion. Battle wounds.

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Sharon bridge scores

SHARON — There were 10 full tables for duplicate bridge at Good Neighbors on Low Road on July 20.
On that very warm day, the large room was relatively cool and comfortable. With three boards a round, 30 boards were in play. There was a skip after five rounds so all pairs played 27 boards. The average score was 108.
For North South pairs, in first with 134.38 points (62.21 percent) were Wendy Summer and John Bevan; in second with 133.31 points (61.72 percent) were Trish Stimpson and Harry Hall; in third with 133.06 points (61.60 percent) were Norma Bartholomew and Tom Burke.

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Sharon Fire Department hosts third Adult Soap Box Derby

A racer’s guide
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SHARON — The third annual Adult Soap Box Derby, hosted by the Sharon Fire Department, will be held this Saturday, July 23 (see story this page), and Miguel Balaguero will be ready to compete — for the third year running.
Balaguero, a Salisbury resident and member of the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Squad, named his entry, Pulse-Ox, after a piece of equipment used by EMTs. Actually, he will have two entries: Pulse-Ox 1 and Pulse-Ox 2.
At the first derby, Balaguero placed 13th out of 25. The second year he improved on that record slightly, coming in 20th out of 38 entries.

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Sharon Fire Department hosts third Adult Soap Box Derby

A viewer’s guide

SHARON —The third annual Adult Soap Box Derby races into scenic Sharon Valley this Saturday, July 23, at Veterans Field in the scenic Sharon Valley.
For the past two years, the Sharon Volunteer Fire Department has been host to the most interesting racing the area has to offer. A true do-it-yourself challenge for adults, it borders on foolish but is such highly contagious fun and is so outrageously entertaining that organizers anticipate record numbers for both spectators and entries, making this (we hope) one of the largest single-day events in the fire department’s 122-year history.

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‘Ride It If You Can’

Fitch’s Corner Horse Trials this weekend
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MILLBROOK — There are horse trials and then there is Fitch’s Corner Horse Trials. Their slogan is Ride It If You Can. Competitors know that the courses are challenging — and spectators know that makes for exciting sport.

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