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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...

Winsted Journal Sports

NWR7 volleyball team makes the semis

WINSTED —  The 2016 Northwestern Regional High School girls volleyball team (20-2) has now officially marched into history.
The fourth-seeded Highlanders took down fifth seed Killingly (17-5), 3-0, on Friday, Nov. 11, in the CIAC tournament to earn a berth in the semifinals, taking Northwestern further in the postseason than they have been in 20 years, according to head coach Jon Hurlock.

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Six divisions still up for grabs

Last week: 8-5; for the season, 66-49-2. Pick of the week, 0-1; 6-1 for the season. Just Sports (Frank Petrunti): 7-6; for the season, 60-55-2. POW: 1-0; for the season 5-2.

 

It’s not that I’m happy with last week’s results, but at least I managed to squeeze by Frankie from Just Sports. Frank, however, was right on with his Pick of the Week while I missed mine, so he one-upped me on that one.

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Yellowjackets shut out Haddam-Killingsworth

WINSTED — A slow start on offense wasn’t going to stymie the streaking Yellowjackets.
Mid-game adjustments and a ferocious defense powered the Gilbert-Northwestern varsity football team (7-1) to a 33-0 shutout victory over Haddam-Killingworth (3-5) on Saturday, Nov. 5, as GN continued a push toward the postseason and gave a boisterous homecoming crowd reason to celebrate.
Junior Billy Komons led the Yellowjackets with 167 yards rushing, on a season high 25 carries, and senior Jake Roth added 56 more on just seven attempts.

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Record turnout for 22nd annual Special Olympics swim-a-thon

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LAKEVILLE — The Hotchkiss School hosted its 22nd annual swim-a-thon to benefit the Northwest Connecticut Special Olympics swim team, on Sunday, Nov. 6. Organizer Keith Moon said that 217 swimmers came out to raise funds by swimming, topping the previous record for participation of 202.
“That number included students from Hotchkiss, Kent, Indian Mountain, Salisbury Central, and Litchfield High School, as well as 12 members of the Northwest Connecticut Special Olympics swim team.”

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Yellowjackets clean up Senior Center

Members of The Gilbert School varsity and junior varsity volleyball teams volunteered to clean up the grounds of the Blanche McCarthy Senior Center on Saturday, Oct. 29. According to Senior Center Director Jennifer Kelley, 20 players and coaches helped fill 20 bags of leaves and cleared out the gardens around the Senior Center.

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Loyalty is not a strength when picking winners

Last week: 8-4-1; for the season, 58-44-2. Pick of the week, 1-0; 6-0 for the season. Just Sports (Pat DiMauro): 8-4-1; for the season, 53-49-2. POW: 1-0; for the season, 4-2.
 

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Gilbert volleyball says farewell to five seniors

WINSTED — It was anything but smooth sailing this year for the Gilbert School girls volleyball team, with a record of 6-13.
However, not a single one of them would have traded it for anything.
On Tuesday, Nov. 1, five Yellowjackets took the court for the final time in their careers, eventually falling 1-3 to Housatonic Valley Regional High School (8-10).

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Gilbert-Northwestern football wins seventh game

WINSTED — The Gilbert-Northwestern Yellowjackets football team (7-1) returned from a road trip on Saturday, Oct. 29, powering over Sports and Medical Sciences Academy (3-4), 38-14, for their seventh victory of the season.
After beating their first four opponents by an average of 36.5 points, the Yellowjackets entered a much more challenging stretch in the their schedule in October, with two away games against talented opponents 

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Gilbert, NWR7 face off in final soccer game of season

WINSTED —  In their season finales, the Northwestern Regional High School boys soccer team (9-7) held rival The Gilbert School (0-16) winless on the year with a 3-0 victory at Walker Field on Tuesday, Nov. 1. 
With the Highlanders playing for postseason seeding and the Yellowjackets playing for pride, there was no shortage of competitive drive for either team at the chilly night game.

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This is going to be an action-packed week

Last week: 8-6-1; for the season, 50-40-1. Pick of the week; 1-0; 5-0 for the season. Just Sports (Mike Kurtz): 9-5-1; for the season, 45-45-1. POW: 1-0; for the season, 3-2.
I predicted a much tougher week, and I got just that. I’ll live with the 8-6-1, even though it came up one short of Just Sports’s Mike Kurtz. We both hit our Pick of the Week, so I maintain my lead, however slim that it is.

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