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FALLS VILLAGE — Tobias Tello, age 14, from Cheshire, Conn., won the Ed McGuire Memorial Cannonball Run on Saturday, Nov. 3, completing the 5 kilometer course in 20 minutes 30 seconds.

Linda Spooner, 44, of Sturbridge,Mass., was the first female finisher (and second overall), arriving at the finish line at 20:49. 

The weather was unsettled Saturday, with periods of rain and wind alternating with actual glimpses of sunlight. 

A little after the scheduled start time of noon, Hazel McGuire announced to the runners that the crew from Greystone Racing...

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Hunter pace season begins Sept. 17

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Hunter paces are part competitive sport and part glorified trail ride. Inspired by fox hunting, hunter paces are an opportunity for horse and rider to gallop (trotting and cantering are OK, too) across the countryside, covering many miles and obstacles.
As a competition, there is an established optimum time and riders go off in teams of two, three or four.

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Sharon bridge scores

SHARON — There were 10 full tables for duplicate bridge on Aug. 31 at Good Neighbors on Low Road in Sharon. We played three boards a round, and had a skip after five rounds. So we all played 27 boards. The average score was 108.

For North South pairs, in first with 129.88 points (60.13 percent) were Trish Stimpson and Norma Bartholomew; in second with 128 points (59.26 percent) were Peter Hollander and Stephen Feld, and in third with 122.5 points (56.71 percent) were Emily and Billy Saster.

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The life and death of Formula 1’s greatest racer

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MILLERTON — Getting in the spirit of the vintage race weekend at Lime Rock Park, The Moviehouse in Millerton teamed up with the track to present a special one-week run, from Sept. 2, of the documentary film “Senna” which is currently in a limited, major-markets only release.
Directed by Asif Kapadia, the film tells the story of legendary Brazilian racer Ayrton Senna da Silva, who won the Formula One world championship three times before his death at age 34 while racing in the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.

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Fine weather, fine cars a winning combo for LRP

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LIME ROCK — Mostly fine weather over Labor Day weekend made this year’s vintage festival at Lime Rock Park a win-win event for everyone. Racers had safe conditions for driving and showing their lovingly cared-for elder automobiles. Visitors were able to sit on the grassy hillsides around the track and enjoy the racing, or walk Sunday’s concours, without umbrellas. And attendance was high for the five-day event.

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All agree: Soccer camp was a ball!

NORTH CANAAN—The third annual one-week summer soccer boot camp was free to all town residents and served to prepare and excite youngsters for the upcoming fall soccer season.
Starting at 4:30 p.m. daily at Lawrence Field in North Canaan, first- through third-graders practiced for one hour, and fourth- through sixth-graders practiced for the next hour and a half. The week culminated with games on Aug. 19.
North Canaan youth soccer board member and coach Leighann Merrill said the week-long program was a huge success, and “a great way to get a head start for the soccer year.”

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Housy brings home medals from Nutmeg Games

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FALLS VILLAGE — Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) students and other athletes from the community spent much of the summer preparing and practicing for the Connecticut Nutmeg Games Track Meet.
The effort paid off: Every HVRHS team participant came home with at least one medal. The meet was originally scheduled for Aug. 7 but was postponed to Aug. 14 due to rain.
However, Aug. 14 was also rainy, creating a challenge for the athletes.

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Town Hill Farm Horse Trials are Sept. 3 and 4

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LAKEVILLE — There will be a lot of horsepower around the Tri-state area on Labor Day weekend. Lime Rock Park will hold historics races and a car parade. And just a mile or so up the hill, Town Hill Farm will hold horse trials on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3 and 4.

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Mahoney tourney aids 21st Century Fund

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FALLS VILLAGE — The rain waited politely until all the tennis had ended and all the gear had been packed up. Hurricane Irene and the light showers that preceded proved not to be an impediment to the Jack Mahoney Memorial Tennis Tournament held Saturday morning, Aug. 27, at the Housatonic Valley Regional High School courts.

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Vintage cars will roar at Lime Rock Park

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Labor Day weekend at Lime Rock Park is the vintage weekend, officially. This year, it’s known as Lime Rock Vintage Festival 29 Presented by Jaguar.
More than 300 classic cars from all over the world will race in 12 groups, from pre-war to the 1950s and 1960s. There will also be open-wheelers from the 1960s and 1970s.
Jags and MGs will also race exclusively (and there will be a parade of MGs in Falls Village and Salisbury on Sept. 1).

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Hometown ballplayers win national tourney

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Two student athletes from the Northwest Corner won a national baseball championship title this summer.
Housatonic Valley Regional High School student Willy Yahn of Sharon and Northwestern Regional High School student Zach Risedorf of Barkhamsted each earned a spot on the U15 Amateur Athletic Union’s Team Connecticut baseball team, based in East Hartford.
The team won the Triple Crown Summer National Tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The national tournament consisted of 64 teams from across the United States.

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