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RIVERTON — A fog hung close to the Farmington River, somewhat obscuring anglers as they took part in Saturday’s annual Riverton Fishing Derby. But the fog didn’t prevent smiles popping out like little rays of sunshine on the youngsters and adults participating in the hallowed event that traditionally kicks off the start of a new fishing season.

“I wouldn’t miss this for anything,” said Bristol’s John Machowski Jr., who bagged a 6-pound rainbow trout. “I’ve stayed at the Riverton Inn the past 36 years the night before the...

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HVRHS names student athlete of the week

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FALLS VILLAGE — Sophomore Katie Heacox is the Housatonic Valley Regional High School student athlete of the week. The Salisbury resident participates in soccer, basketball and track and field.
“I love each sport in its season,” she said. “I like being active and becoming good friends with my teammates.”
Housatonic Athletic Director Dan Carroll said she’s also strong academically and noted that, “Katie puts the ‘student’ in ‘student athlete.’”

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Junior dog handlers are looking for ‘Best in Show’

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LAKEVILLE — Amelia Smith, 11, and Eliza Lindsay, 10, have their eyes on a prize. This Saturday, Dec. 17, they will be in Orlando, Fla., competing in the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. They are both junior dog handlers and along with their terriers they will be parading around the ring trying to impress the judges with their grasp of the art of showing dogs.
To hear the girls speak on the subject, it seems they are well on their way.

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Sharon bridge scores

SHARON — There were six full tables for duplicate bridge on Dec. 7 at Good Neighbors, 1 Low Road. Five boards a round were played, so with a skip all pairs played 25 boards. The average score was 50.
For North South pairs, in first with 62.63 points (62.63 percent) were Catherine Brazelton and Harry Hall; in second with 56.5 points (56.5 percent) were Trish Stimpson and George Mason, and in third with 54.38 points (54.38 percent) were Emily and Billy Saster.

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Hotchkiss field hockey, boys soccer teams capture New England crowns

LAKEVILLE — The Hotchkiss School field hockey and boys soccer teams brought home the glory on Sunday, Nov. 20, winning the Class A New England championships in their sports.
For head coach Robin Chandler, assistant coaches John Virden and Amanda Bohnsack and the field hockey team, the 2-1 victory over arch rival Greenwich Academy also signaled a history-making 10 consecutive New England titles for Hotchkiss field hockey teams.

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Curling, an international ice sport, played in Norfolk

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NORFOLK — Most people who have lived in the Northwest Corner for long enough know that curling is one of the highlights of the local winter sports season.
But most people don’t have a very solid idea of how to curl, or of what curling is.
According to the United States Curling Association, this Olympic ice sport began in 16th-century Scotland. It was originally played outdoors on frozen lochs and marshes and, in essentials at least, it hasn’t changed all that much through the years.

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Housatonic athletes receive awards

FALLS VILLAGE — Housatonic Valley Regional High School athletes were presented with awards at the school’s annual fall sports award ceremony on Nov. 22.
Boys soccer
MVP: Wilson Terrall, RJ Thompson, Myles Clohessy
MIP: Dylan McGarry, Jordan Long
Sportsmanship: Jose Rincon
Tyburski Award: Eric Chin, Morgan Zenk
Girls soccer

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Sharon bridge scores reported

SHARON — There were seven and a half tables for duplicate bridge on Nov. 30 at Good Neighbors, 1 Low Road. Three boards a round were played. With a sit-out and a bye table, North South pairs played 24 boards and East West pairs played 21. The average score was 72.
For North South pairs, in first with 90 points (62.5 percent) were George Mason and David Bill; in second with 82 points (56.94 percent) were Carol Magowan and Trish Stimpson; and in third with 78.5 points (54.51 percent) were Diane and Roger Price.

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Turkey Day confrontation

Winsted’s Yellowjackets (left) faced off against the Housatonic/Wamogo Mountaineers (right), who were in possession of the ball, during the annual Berkshire Bowl (at The Gilbert School this year) on Thanksgiving Day. The Yellowjackets prevailed over the Mountaineers 43-14.

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Yellowjackets win 43-14 on Thanksgiving Day

WINSTED — With bragging rights on the line, the Gilbert/Northwestern Yellowjackets rolled over the Housatonic/Wamogo Mountaineers in the Berkshire Bowl by a score of 43-14 on Thanksgiving Day.
Yellowjacket Devon Molway scored four touchdowns, including a school record 95-yard run.
With 4:17 left in the first, Nick Sullivan found Tony Ortiz Jr. with a 37-yard pass to give Gilbert a 6-0 lead.
Four minutes into the second quarter, Molway ran left on a sweep, dodged a few tackles and ran 60 yards for another touchdown. Sullivan added the two-point conversion and the score was 14-0.

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Cornwall soccer team enjoys undefeated season

The Cornwall Consolidated School boys soccer team went undefeated this season with eight wins under the guidance of Coach Will Vincent.

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