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SHARON — The town of Sharon has refused to let go of summer and was awarded a gold medal Saturday, Sept. 23, for the ever-more-popular car show at Christ Church Episcopal. 

Twenty cars assembled on the grassy roadside across from the church. They ranged in age from a 1912 Stanley Steamer to a 1969 Porsche. 

Every entry was a significant and interesting part of automotive history. 

A standout was Sam Posey’s 1955 Mercedes Benz 300sl Gullwing brought by his son, John. 

Bill Braislin’s 1948 Mercury convertible and Brad and...

Lakeville Journal Sports

Cross-county, football, soccer and volleyball roundup

FALLS VILLAGE — Housatonic cross-country opened its season on Sept. 12 with an away meet at Northwestern with Shepaug. Freshmen Charlotte Clulow and Brooke Stampfle finished number one and two in the 1-point loss to Northwestern. The team traveled to Simsbury on Sept. 16 for the Stratton Brook Invitational. Brooke Stampfle received a medal for her 25th finish out of  62 runners.

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Predictions

This week, it’s the New England Patriots versus the Houston Texans.
Pink’s Pick
Pink was on vacation this week and did not send in a pick.
Doug’s Pick
When New England restored order to the football universe last Sunday by spanking the Saints, 36-20, a grateful Patriots nation breathed a sigh of relief and chalked up the Week One embarrassment to Kansas City as another minor aberration that will mean nothing by playoff time.

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Giffenig: A life dedicated to tennis

SALISBURY — Edgar Giffenig barely has time to sit down for a bit of lunch, he’s that busy giving tennis lessons at the Norfolk Country Club and dealing with pulling together his second book about the sport.
But he did find a half hour to chat recently in the dining room of the club before he walked back down a hill to the tennis courts for a lesson.

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HVRHS soccer poised for greatness

FALLS VILLAGE — It was only the second game of the season, but their  recent 2-1 overtime loss to 2016 Berkshire League (BL) runner-up Lewis Mills, as difficult as it was to take, certainly told the Housatonic Valley Regional High School girls soccer team something very good about itself.
Mills, along with 2016 BL champ Nonnewaug, are the pre-season picks to be atop the Berkshire League at the end of the campaign. But Housatonic’s determined effort and narrow loss demonstrated that the Mountaineers are going to be a force to reckoned with.

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Outdoor sports, food, dogs and fun at Orvis fair

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MILLBROOK — The 11th Annual Orvis Sandanona Game Fair enjoyed mainly sunny skies and 80-plus-degree weather on both Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16 and 17, with a rainstorm late Saturday afternoon leaving just a touch of mud on Sunday.
The aroma of food cooking and the sound of guns at the target shooting competitions brought the event to life for spectators, many of whom make the game fair an annual event on their calendars.

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Sharon bridge scores Aug. 30, Sept. 6

SHARON — There were four full tables on Aug. 30 for duplicate bridge at St. Bernard’s Church. Using a modification of the Mitchell Movement, there was a bye table between tables three and four. Tables one and four played the same six boards of each round. Playing four rounds, all pairs played 24 boards. The average score was 36. 

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Predictions

A tradition for many years in The Winsted Journal was Charles “Pink” Bunel’s weekly stab at choosing the winners in the upcoming NFL contests. Now that The Lakeville Journal has taken on coverage of Winsted Journal news, we have converted Pink’s Picks to a new format in which Pink is joined by Lakeville Journal Senior Reporter Patrick L. Sullivan and Housatonic Valley Regional High School football coach Doug Richardson in choosing the victor in a single weekly game. 
This week, it’s Packers versus Falcons.

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Sports season opens

FALLS VILLAGE — The 2017 fall season for Region One opened on Friday, Sept. 8. The varsity girls soccer team, under the direction of new coach Steve Dodge, won at home against Thomaston. Freshmen Neve O’Connell and Aliza Luminati scored their first varsity goals with senior Teagan Lynch (2)  and junior Josie Horosky (3) scoring in this 7-0 shutout.
The junior varsity girls soccer started its own winning streak with a 4-2 victory against Thomaston.  Goals were scored by Paige MacNeil, Emma Walsh, Abby Coolbeth and Kaylie Anderson.

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Small but feisty crew competes in relay race

WINSTED — The ninth annual It’s All About Fun Relay Race was held around Highland Lake in Winsted on Saturday, Sept. 9.
The turnout for this year’s event was rather low compared to previous years. Town Recreation Director Tanya Risucci said that only 11 people took part in this year’s event.
In comparison, 25 people took part last year.
Also missing from this year’s event were volunteers from the Highland Lake Watershed Association.

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Predictions

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