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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

Kent girls basketball ends winning season

karaw@lakevillejournal.com

KENT — The Kent School girls basketball team won their 57th straight game on their home court on Wednesday, March 2, when they beat Taft in the quarterfinal round of the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) championship tournament.
The game started out slow for the fourth-seeded Kent girls, who were given a bit of a scare, ending the first half down 15-11 to fifth-seeded Taft.
The team stepped up their defense in the second, keeping Taft from scoring at all in the first seven minutes.

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Small wrestlers, big wins

Gabriel Schwartz, left, and Joshua Schwartz of Salisbury, brought home first-place trophies from the USAW Connecticut State Wrestling Championship in the 114-pound and 76-pound weight classes, respectively, on Feb. 27 at Hillhouse High School in New Haven. They wrestle for the Northwest Wrestling Club in Winsted.

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Sharon bridge scores

SHARON — There were five-and-a-half tables for duplicate bridge at Good Neighbors (1 Low Road) on March 2. We played four boards a round and used a bye table.
For North South players, in first with 57 points (59.38 percent) were Jim Palmer and John Neufeld; in second with 52.5 points (54.69 percent) were Ruth Adams and Ken Clark, and in third with 48 points (50.0 percent) were Vivian Sullivan and Marguerite McGrath.

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Hotchkiss hosts Founders League swimming and diving

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LAKEVILLE — The Founders League Swimming and Diving Tournament for area prep schools was hosted by The Hotchkiss School last week. The diving competition was on Wednesday, Feb. 23; swimming competition was Saturday, Feb. 26.
Schools participating included Hotchkiss, Kent School, Choate Rosemary Hall, Loomis Chaffee, Kingswood-Oxford, Miss Porter’s School, Westminster, Avon Old Farms and the Ethel Walker School.
Winners were calculated by tallying the total points earned by the teams. Loomis Chaffee was victorious in the girls division, and Choate won in the boys division.

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Victory at last: 2011 Junior Olympic Championships

LAKEVILLE — In 1926, the town of Salisbury built a ski jump.The 65-meter wooden structure erected on Satre Hill quickly distinguished itself from the surrounding evergreens, reaching high above the ancient pines and hemlocks to dominate the Salisbury skyline.
For the next 85 years — and counting — Salisbury has hosted regional ski jumping competitions and championships, becoming a popular destination among the competitors. It’s that small-town feel and the community pride that separates the Satre Hill jump from its counterparts elsewhere in the U.S.

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Marvelwood takes league championship

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KENT — The Marvelwood Pterodactyls beat Watkinson at home 68-51 to win their division of the Hudson Valley Athletic League (HVAL) championship tournament.
The win brought the team’s season record to 12-6 and qualified them for the New England Prep School Class C tournament on Wednesday, March 2.
The team is made up of 12 players, seven of whom are seniors, and led by seniors Kevin Bogucki, Chris Borkowski and Josiah Bates.

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South Kent wins title

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KENT — The South Kent varsity basketball faced down Wooster to win its division of the Hudson Valley Athletic League (HVAL) championship tournament.
“We came out fast and took an early lead,” said coach Gary Benz.
But South Kent’s head start didn’t last long. In the middle of the first half, Wooster began racking up points.
“They were really shooting hot,” Benz said.
Wooster led the Cardinals 32-31 at the half. When the game resumed after the break, Wooster came back with the same shooting energy.
With 5:30 to go, Wooster still led South Kent by nine points.

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Housy boys hoops hangs on to beat Lewis Mills

By Will Burchfield
FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School boys basketball team opened up a double-digit halftime lead and then hung on late to defeat Lewis Mills 56-53 at home on Wednesday, Feb. 16.
The Mountaineers led by as much as 14 midway through the third quarter, but the Lewis Mills Spartans mounted a furious fourth-quarter rally that left the game in the balance until senior Reilley Lynch sunk two late free throws to seal the victory.

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Ghi wins state championship

FALLS VILLAGE — Housatonic Valley Regional High School student Dominic Ghi battled his way to a gold medal in the Class S state wrestling tournament on Friday, Feb. 18, and Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Sport and Medical Sciences Academy in Hartford.
Ghi, the senior captain, defeated top-seeded wrestlers from Old Saybrook, Dean Tech and powerhouse Griswold to capture his first state title.

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New Housy trophy case celebrates athletic achievement

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School athletic department unveiled a new trophy case on Wednesday night, Feb. 16, during a ceremony that also honored former Mountaineer coaches and athletic directors.
The new display case, located outside the gymnasium, creates much-needed space for the athletic department’s many trophies. The case was donated by social studies teacher and football coach Deron Bayer.

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