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Acouple weeks ago I trickled over to the ancestral homestead in Phoenicia, N.Y., for a couple of days.

The river there is the mighty Esopus, a river built along the same general lines as the Housatonic, but a little smaller and a lot cooler.

That’s because for the 11 miles between the Shandaken tunnel (known locally as The Portal) and the Ashokan reservoir, the Esopus is a tailwater, and thus resembles not the Housatonic but the Farmington.

A tailwater is a river that is fed by cool water releases from a dam. Or, in this case, from another reservoir to the...

Lakeville Journal Sports

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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Mountaineers lose fifth straight game

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic/Wamogo Mountainers football team was hoping to celebrate senior day by ending a four-game losing streak as well as giving the graduating seniors a final home win. Instead, they found themselves in the Christmas giving spirit as they hosted the Ellington Knights, giving them two gift-wrapped touchdowns on fumbles in the first quarter, on the way to dropping a 28-6 loss — their fifth in a row.
Head Coach Deron Bayer was quick to note that the visitors made the best of the opportunities.
“The difference was that they made big plays,” he said.

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Soccer coach ‘frustrated’ at season’s abrupt end

FALLS VILLAGE — In a highly unusual scenario, Housatonic Valley Regional High School’s boys soccer season ended right after practice last Saturday, Nov. 19. That’s when Coaches Hoot Belter and Jim Terrall learned that Litchfield had won its state tournament semifinal, thereby canceling a match with the Cowboys that could have earned the Mountaineers a share of this year’s Berkshire League (BL) championship.
“I’m disappointed now, and frustrated,” Belter said about not having the chance for a co-championship. Housatonic’s lone BL title was won in 2005, his rookie year as coach.

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Sharon bridge scores reported

LAKEVILLE — The bridge group met at the Interlaken Inn on Wednesday, Nov. 16, for its annual Thanksgiving/Christmas luncheon, earlier than usual this year to capture those who move south or wherever as the seasons change.
We had eight full tables. Following a lovely lunch we played four boards a round and had a skip after four rounds. So 32 boards were in play and we all played 28. The average score was 84.

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HVRHS athlete of the week

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Soccer player Morgan Riley of Sharon, is the athlete of the week at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
“I just love being on the field, the energy that is there,” Morgan said. “And I love my teammates.”
She feels it is important for students to play a sport. In the soccer off-season, she swims. She hopes to continue playing soccer next year in college.

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Sharon bridge scores

SHARON — There were six full tables for duplicate bridge at Good Neighbors on Low Road in Sharon on Nov. 9. We played five boards a round. With a skip after three rounds, all pairs played 25 boards. The game was over relatively early. The average score was 50.

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