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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...

Lakeville Journal Sports

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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South Kent takes down Hotchkiss

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Lakeville — The South Kent School boys soccer team was victorious at The Hotchkiss School in a 1-0 win under the lights on Friday, Sept. 16.
“It was a great New England prep school game,” said South Kent School Athletic Director and soccer coach Owen Finberg.
Sean Basak-Smith, a senior from Easton, Conn., made the only goal of the game.
“It was a cross shot which their goal keeper saved, but Sean was there for a rebound,” said Finberg.
Finberg estimated that more than 500 fans attended the game.

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Let’s go Housy!

The Housatonic Valley Regional High School junior varsity volleyball team hosted Mount Everett for their first game of the season Thursday, Sept. 15. Mount Everett took wins in both the JV and varsity games.

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Housy boys start with two wins

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School boys soccer team opened the season with two wins, a 2-1 win over Shepaug and a 4-1 win over Thomaston. In both games Housatonic controlled the ball for long stretches of the game. The boys had a hard time finishing against Shepaug, but found the goal with more confidence against Thomaston.

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Housatonic girls soccer scores

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FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School girls soccer team traveled to Winsted Tuesday, Sept. 13, for their season opener. Housy won 1-0.
Autumn Classey scored the first goal of the season with an assist from Katie Heacox. Goalie Jill Cannon registered the shutout, making only two saves.
On Thursday, Sept. 15, the girls played at Shepaug. It was a tough and physical game on a cold, cloudy and windy day. Housy scored first on an unassisted goal from Christina Rogers but ended up losing 2-1.

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Hotchkiss boys soccer beats Hopkins

LAKEVILLE — The Hotchkiss School boys soccer team beat a highly defensive Hopkins team on Sunday, Sept. 18, after falling behind 0-1 in the first half.
In the second half, Hotchkiss relied on the skillful play of Isaac Normesinu and Mohammed Rashid on the right flank as well as the speed of Court Lake and Mohammed Moro on the left side. Brad Willis finished two goals generated by crosses generated from the wings. Lake and Moro each scored.
Hotchkiss is now 1-1 on the season, having lost 0-1 to a talented South Kent School team on Friday, Sept. 16.

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Horse enthusiasts at Quarry Hill Farm Open House

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LAKEVILLE — After days of rain, the sun shone on Quarry Hill Farm on Saturday, Sept. 10.
Visitors to the Arabian horse breeding farm in Lakeville toured the barns, fed the ever-curious equine residents carrots and were themselves treated to a barbecue lunch, all before enjoying a presentation of the horses in the arena.
This marked the fourth year that owners Rae and Marshall Schwarz held their annual open house. It’s their opportunity to congregate with horse lovers and showcase their prized Arabians.

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Bearcats kick off fall season

The Hotchkiss School girls varsity soccer team took on Granby Memorial High School at home Friday, Sept. 9. For the final score (not available at press time) and schedules, visit www.hotchkiss.org/athletics.

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