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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

Municipal legal ads help ensure against corruption

Connecticut’s law requiring municipal governments to place legal notices in newspaper ads presumes that democracy needs people to know what their government is doing.

But six bills have been introduced in the General Assembly to allow municipalities to satisfy the notice requirement just by posting legal notices on their internet sites. This would save money for municipalities but would provide little actual notice, since people seldom visit town internet sites except for an address or telephone number.

Tribute to Sherwood added to ski jump show

SALISBURY — Just in time for the Jumpfest ski jumping weekend, the Salisbury Association’s Historical Society was able to add trophies, memorabilia and ephemera from the collection of the late Roy Sherwood, who was an Olympic ski jumper and a Salisbury resident, with a career that spanned the years 1947 to 1971.
There is an issue at the show of Sports Illustrated from Feb. 6, 1956, with a cover story on the Cortina Winter Olympics, in which Sherwood competed.

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Action on basketball courts

FALLS VILLAGE — With fewer than two weeks left, the winter season is coming to a close. 
The girls Varsity Basketball team remains undefeated in the Berkshire League but was handed their first loss against out of league New Fairfield on Feb. 4. Caroline Hurlbut led the scoring with 13 points in the 46-34 game. Sydney Segalla contributed 12 points while Christina Winburn scored eight. 

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Stalwart SWSA crew pulls off Jumpfest despite weather

SALISBURY — The true champions of last weekend’s Jumpfest ski jumping competitions on Satre Hill were the hardy volunteers with the Salisbury Winter Sports Association. 
Despite challenging weather conditions, they managed to keep the outrun and landing hill in good shape and the Salisbury Invitational on Saturday and the Eastern U.S. Jumping Championships Sunday went on as planned. 

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Girls bball still undefeated

FALLS VILLAGE — Mother Nature played a role in last week’s athletic schedule. Due to weather, the ski race and swim meet on Jan. 30 were canceled. 

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The jumps are back, Feb. 8 to 10

SALISBURY , Conn. — The Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA) hosts the 93rd annual Jumpfest, a three-day celebration and competition featuring the best junior ski jumpers in the eastern United States, from Feb. 8 to 10. 
The jumpers are Junior National hopefuls, and some will go on to represent the U.S. in the Olympics.
Things to keep in mind
SWSA shared the following basic information to make the jumps more enjoyable for all spectators. 

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Olympic gold medalist visits Curling Club

NORFOLK — Olympic gold medalist Tyler George visited the Norfolk Curling Club last week, reigniting the excitement that was felt when the U.S. men’s curling team won America’s first gold medal in curling during the Olympics in South Korea in February 2018.
Norfolk Curling Club ice technician Jonathan Barbagallo said he has fond memories of watching Team USA defeat Team Sweden for the gold medal last year with other Norfolk club members.

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Bridge scores

SHARON — There were seven pairs for duplicate bridge on Jan. 16 at St. Bernard’s Church. 
Using the Howell Movement, playing four boards for six rounds, the average score was 24. 

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Mountaineer Week in Review

FALLS VILLAGE — The girls basketball team remains undefeated. The team beat Thomaston on Jan. 24, 48-29. Caroline Hurlburt led the team with 13 points, followed by Christina Winburn (12) and Sierra O’Niel (11). Sydney Segalla led the defense with 10 blocks and 11 rebounds. 

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The snow is a ‘go’ on Satre Hill for SWSA

SALISBURY — Anticipation is definitely in the air for the 93rd annual Jumpfest, Salisbury Winter Sports Association’s (SWSA) three-day ski jumping competition that begins on Friday, Feb. 8. 
What’s less present in the air: snowflakes. The cold weather athletic spectacle draws big crowds each year, but despite decidedly low temperatures this January, there’s been little to suggest to Salisbury residents just looking out their windows that the young Olympic hopefuls will have much snow to ski on. 

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