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There was an added incentive to swim/bike/run as fast as possible on Saturday morning, Aug. 11, at the 10th Sharon Sprint Triathlon sponsored by the town’s recreation department and organized by Rec Director Matt Andrulis Mette.

The sky was cloudy and threatened rain (something new and different); anyone who wanted to miss the downpour was going to have to finish quickly.

The triathlon started in the relatively warm waters of Mudge Pond at the Sharon town beach. Fifty swimmers plunged in between the docks on one side and the water lilies on the other, then swam out to...

Lakeville Journal Sports

Summer roars to life at Lime Rock Park

LIME ROCK — We know the astronomical start of summer is the June solstice — determined by our tilted, orbiting planet and its distance from the sun, and is thus June 20, 21 or 22 depending on the year.

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Future baseball stars compete at HVRHS

FALLS VILLAGE — The Falls Village Recreation Commission held the local level competition for the national Pitch Hit and Run Contest (sponsored by Major League Baseball and Scotts Lawn Care) at Housatonic Valley Regional High School on Sunday, May 6.
Despite the rainy weather, eight young baseball players came out for the event and all excelled in the three phases of the competition.

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Sharon Classic remembers Rashkoff

SHARON — The winner of this year’s Sharon Classic Road Race, held on the first Saturday of May each year, was Thomas Porter, 27, of New Haven with a time of 26:54.62. This is Porter’s second time running the race.
The first female finisher this year was Samantha Glass, 21, who is a Goshen resident and a student at Yale University. Her time was 30:21.22.

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Gilbert race might as well be a ‘mudder’

WINSTED — By the time the third annual Blue and Gold 5K Fun Run started on Sunday, May 6, at The Gilbert School’s Van Why Field, rain was pouring down from a very gloomy sky and the temperature was in the upper 50s. 
Despite the weather, 35 runners took part in the event, which was a fundraiser for the school’s athletic program.
The race was held one day after the school’s fourth annual Blue and Gold Golf Tournament at Fairview Farm Golf Course in Harwinton, which was also a benefit for the school’s athletic department.

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Close game

The Northwestern Regional High School softball team played a nailbiter of a game at home on Wednesday, May 2, against Granby Memorial. The score was 0-0 until the bottom of the last inning, the 7th, when Northwestern Regional  scored and ended the game. Jana Sanden made a catch.
 

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Victory in a cloud of dust

Calvin O’Connor successfully stole second base in the Thursday, May 3, baseball home game at Housatonic Valley Regional High School against Litchfield. Housatonic won with a solid 10-1.

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Luring youngsters into a love of fly-fishing

LAKEVILLE — Students from Sharon Central School met with Trout Unlimited’s (TU) Tracy Brown and TU volunteers for habitat improvement activities and an introduction to fly-fishing along the Salmon Kill in Salisbury on Tuesday, April 24.
Wonder of wonders in this cold, wet spring: The weather was pleasant.
So the students were able to conduct their planting, “eco art” and mapping activities in comfort.

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On the river

Ice is off the Housatonic River, trees are budding — and the Kent School rowers are in practice.

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Winter sports awards at HVRHS

The Housatonic Valley Regional High School Athletic Department had its season-ending awards ceremony for the 2017-18 winter season. The student-athletes were honored at the ceremony on March 27.
Girls Basketball
MVP: Olivia Forstmann and Emily Geyselaers
Most improved (MIP): Alison Holmes
JV MIP: Kirstyn Hoage
Sportsmanship: Christina Winburn
Stevenson (JV Sportsmanship): Maggie Bickford
Boys Basketball
MVP: Caleb Shpur

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More fishing first-day fun

All angler eyes were cast downward at the Blackberry River in East Canaan.
 

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