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COLEBROOK — The fourth annual Cardboard Boat Regatta was held as part of the Colebrook Fair on Saturday, Sept. 3. Using only cardboard and duct tape, both of which were supplied by the YMCA’s Camp Jewell, participants had to build their own vessels to bring to the competition at the Colebrook Pond. 

Boats needed to be able to be paddled out to a certain point in the pond, maneuver around a buoy and paddle back to the shore with the fastest time in each category taking home the prize. Twenty-one boats were entered this year in seven categories based on ages and...

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Pink’s NFL Picks

Last week’s divisional games: 3-2; for the playoffs, 5-3.
I’m fully satisfied with 3-1, but again I was victimized by picking one of my two favorite teams, knowing full well they were going to have a tough time winning. The Seahawks are not the team this year that they have been in the past few years, and they certainly can struggle on the road, especially against a team with the firepower of the Falcons. 

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Gilbert girls varsity basketball team tops NWR7

WINSTED — In the first game of a rowdy rivalry doubleheader, The Gilbert School girls’ varsity basketball team (7-4) hosted crosstown rival Northwestern Regional High School  (5-5), with the home team eventually wearing down the Highlanders to grind out a 35-25 win on Friday, Jan. 13.
Junior Elizabeth Wexler led the Yellowjackets with 11 points, while senior Ali Brochu added 10, eight of which came in a key stretch through the second and third quarters that gave Gilbert a buffer that the Highlanders were not able to overcome down the stretch.

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NWR7 wrestling tournament winners

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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. —  Students from Northwestern Regional High School took part in a holiday wrestling tournament at Monument Mountain High School on Monday, Dec. 27. 
Winners from Northwestern included Gabe Schwartz, 17, who placed third in the 220-pound weight division, Liam Smith, 17, who placed third in the 160-pound weight division, Joshua Schwartz, 15, who placed second in the 152-pound weight division, and Angelo Folino, 15, who placed third in the 113-pound weight division. 

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NFL playoff predictions: Week two

Last week’s wild card games: 2-2.

I must admit that this past week I based my picks on the teams I would like to see advance. I was pulling for the Seahawks and the Steelers, and they both won. 

On the flip side, I knew the odds were against both the Raiders and the Giants, but as I just stated, I was hoping that they, too, would advance to the divisional round.

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It’s time for the NFL playoffs

These are the final results of the season.

Last week: 8-8; for the season, 149-89-2. Pick of the week, 0-1; 11-3 for the season. Just Sports (Frankie Petrunti): 11-5; for the season, 139-99-2. POW, 1-0; for the season, 10-4.

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Season starts for Yellowjackets varsity wrestling team

WINSTED — The Gilbert School’s varsity wrestling team opened the season with a full-throttle smackdown of the combined Holy Cross High School, Litchfield High School and Thomaston High School team on Wednesday, Dec. 14.
At the home meet, the Yellowjackets recorded three pins and only lost in one weight class.
With the final score showing 60-12 in favor of Gilbert, head coach Darek Schibi and the young but tempered Yellowjackets have a solid foundation to build their season on.

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Last Picks for 2016; still lots of playoff possibilities

Last week: 12-4; for the season, 131-75-2. Pick of the week: 1-0; 12-1 for the season. Just Sports (Patsy DiMauro): 11-5; for the season, 118-87-2. POW: 1-0; for the season, 9-4. 

Let’s get right to this week’s games.  Frank Petrunti will be making the picks for Just Sports this week.

Thursday, Dec. 22

N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia

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No shortage of important games

Last week: 12-4; for the season, 119-71-2. Pick of the week: 1-0; 11-1 for the season. Just Sports (Frank Petrunti): 10-6; for the season, 107-82-2. POW: 0-1; for the season, 8-4.

Another solid week — but it’s about time I give up on my Seattle Seahawks. With no running game and a porous offensive line, the Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will be lucky if he survives the season. 

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Gilbert boys ready for season

WINSTED —  Yellowjackets basketball fans might still be brooding over last year’s one-win season and a squad that never quite lived up to its potential, lacking the hallmark high-energy, gutsy team play of Gilbert’s storied program.
This year’s team, however, looks like they have already left last year’s disappointments behind them.
On Saturday, Dec. 10, head coach Mark Douglass’ revamped and reborn Yellowjackets took on East Granby in a preseason scrimmage.

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Gilbert varsity basketball Fresh faces, strong work ethic as season begins

WINSTED — As cold winter temperatures set in across the state, high school gymnasiums are heating up.
The Gilbert School Yellowjackets varsity boys basketball team began practice this week, ready to dive into the 2016-17 season with an all-new cast and still a bevy of unanswered questions coming off a one-win campaign last year.

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