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NORFOLK — Eighty curlers from 20 teams competed at the National Grand Curling Club of America’s Senior Mixed Championship Bonspiel at the Norfolk Curling Club, held from Thursday, Jan. 10, until Sunday, Jan 13.

Teams from five states participated, including teams from Philadelphia, Pa., Woodstock, Vt., Cape Cod, Mass., and Utica, N.Y. 

Due to the large number of players and teams, the competition began at 7 a.m. and continued until 11:30 p.m.

Event Co-chairman Jonathan Zwick said that members of the Norfolk Curling Club worked hard to organize...

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Volleyball falls to Northwestern

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School volleyball team lost to Northwestern Regional High School in three games Tuesday, Sept. 27, at home.
For Housy, Diane Paine had three kills, Heather Kearns had four kills and Emily DeMazza had five assists.
With the loss, Housy falls to 1-5 overall and 0-3 in the Berkshire League.

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Sharon bridge scores October 6

SHARON —There were seven full tables for duplicate bridge at Good Neighbors, 1 Low Road, on Sept. 7. We played four boards a round, for a total of 28. The average score was 84.
It was a great rainy day for bridge indoors as summer is expiring. The room was quiet and the atmosphere very pleasant.
For North South pairs, in first were Joan Turnure and Sheila Puccia with 94.83 points (56.45 percent); in second were Carol Magowan and Seth Milliken with 91.41 points (54.41 percent), and in third were Emily and Billy Saster with 88.25 points (52.53 percent).

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Salisbury School keeps Cannonball Trophy (again)

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LAKEVILLE — On Saturday, Sept. 24, Salisbury School’s Crimson Knights football team emerged victorious with a 42-14 win over the Hotchkiss Bearcats under the lights at Hotchkiss’s Baker Field.
Salisbury now retains possession of the Cannonball Trophy for another year.
The cannonball that the crosstown rivals vie for each autumn was made at the Lakeville Furnace during the Revolutionary War era.
The legend of the trophy is that former First Selectman Val Bernardoni had the cannonball sitting on his desk while he was in office (from 1999 to 2005).

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Another football win, 22-15

‘They played their hearts out’

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic/Wamogo defense wasn’t always perfect last Saturday, Sept. 24. But they were perfect when they had to be.
The Mountaineers, with their backs to the wall and seconds left to play, dug in hard and staved off a last-minute drive to beat the Stafford Springs/East Windsor Bulldogs 22-15 in a game that had everyone, literally, on the edge of their seats.

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Housy boys at top of league in soccer

FALLS VILLAGE — Housatonic Valley Regional High School’s boys soccer team topped Lewis Mills 2-0 Monday afternoon at an away game in Burlington, to remain unbeaten and claim sole possession of first place in the Berkshire League.
Coach Hoot Belter’s Mountaineers improved to 3-0 with their third straight road victory, while Berkshire League powers Nonnewaug and Litchfield played to a 1-1 tie, leaving them a half step behind at 3-0-1 and 2-0-1 respectively.

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Hounds and horses at hunter trials in Amenia

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Hunt Hunter Trials took place this past Sunday, Sept. 25, at Coole Park Farm in Amenia. The trials, an annual tradition for the hunt,precede the opening meet and give participants the opportunity to revel in the joys of foxhunting in a show setting.
For riders who enjoy jumping obstacles or for those who like to showcase their horsemanship, there were offerings for every level of rider, from the smallest pony and the youngest child to a large and bold hunter and a seasoned veteran rider.

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Nonnewaug remains undefeated

FALLS VILLAGE — Last week, the Housatonic girls soccer team had only one game. On Thursday, Sept. 22, the team hosted league powerhouse Nonnewaug.
Nonnewaug showed why they are undefeated by defeating Housy 4-0.
The home team did have its chances to score but was unable to get the ball in the net.
The junior varsity also lost to Nonnewaug by a score of 5-0.

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Double Clear jumpers back in the saddle

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KENT — The Double Clear Jumper Show held at the Kent School stables on top of Skiff Mountain on Sept. 17 brought an old-time favorite event back to life.
Michael Page, head instructor of the riding program at Kent, and event organizer Ray Denis saw this as an opportunity to revive a once-popular tradition. Many of the 57 participants agreed, and were vocal in their appreciation.

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Young riders shine at Lakeville Pony Club Open

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LAKEVILLE — The date said it was summer. The weather said early fall. The 54th annual Lakeville Open Horse Show took place on Sunday, Sept. 18, on a day that was bright, crisp and clear.
The horse show, organized by and run as a benefit for the Lakeville Pony Club, was swarming with cute children and adorable ponies.
But it was also a serious competition, offering $1,500 in prize money.

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Near misses but happy endings at NASCAR

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LIME ROCK — It was a perfect day for NASCAR Whelen Modified racing at Lime Rock Park Saturday, Sept. 17. The weather was a bit cooler than normal and the sky lightly overcast.
It was as loud as it gets during the race season with the open-wheel racers that are the basis for this unique Northeast version of the sport: Here at Lime Rock, they get to make right turns.

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