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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...

Lakeville Journal Sports

Sharon bridge scores

There were seven full tables for duplicate bridge on May 4 at Good Neighbors on Low Road in Sharon. It was a dreary rainy day, a good day to be inside with friends.
We played four boards a round, so all pairs played 28 boards. The average score was 84.
The winners: For North South pairs, in first with 109 points (64.88 percent) were Carol Magowan and Seth Milliken; in second with 94.5 points (56.25 percent) were Trish Stimpson and George Mason, and in third with 83.5 points (49.7 percent) were Doris Reeves and Harry Hall.

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Off to the races …

Rick Roso of Lime Rock Park wrote to The Journal to report on two trespassers at the park Wednesday, May 18. “Two horses somehow got loose and wandered down to the track office,” he wrote in an email. “I spotted them in the parking lot, then Cathy Glasner, our office manager and a former longtime horse person, directed them inside the gate to protect them. We made some calls and figured out they belonged to the Time Out Foundation down the street.

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Chef Jake cooks at Lime Rock, Falls Village Inn

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   LIME ROCK — Go for the racing this season at Lime Rock Park, but also go for the series of Make-A-Wish Foundation events — and the food.
Chef Jake Gandolfo will set the culinary pace Memorial Day weekend at the race track and the newly reopened Falls Village Inn. Gandolfo was a top 10 finalist last season on TV’s “MasterChef.”

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Not one, but two fishing derbies in North Canaan

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NORTH CANAAN — It’s said a day fishing is better than any other kind of day. North Canaan certainly seems to agree, as two derbies were held last week.
Great weather and big rainbow trout that just wouldn’t stop biting at the annual Geer Fishing Derby Thursday, May 12, at the campus pond made for a perfect day.

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Horse sport season opens at Kent, Riga

KENT — Local and first-time competitors are expected at the Kent Horse Trials Sunday, May 15, at the Kent School riding facility at the top of Skiff Mountain.
The trials offer competitions for beginner novice, novice and training riders in three disciplines: dressage, show jumping and cross-country jumping. The Kent Horse Trials features the lowest three levels in eventing.

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HVA’s River Adventure makes stops in Connecticut

The morning air on Sunday was crisp and clean as 14 canoes and kayaks began another day of the Housatonic River Adventure. Starting May 3, participants on this waterborne odyssey and those who have gathered with them along the route have celebrated the extraordinary work of local conservation groups to protect and care for the river.

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Sanders sets course record at Sharon Classic

Fastest time in 26 years
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SHARON — The 26th annual Sharon Classic Road Race, held on the morning of Saturday, May 7, brought about a new overall course record of 24 minutes and 59 seconds from 24-year-old William Sanders of Wethersfield, Conn.
This was the first time that Sanders competed in Sharon’s 5-mile race.

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Sharon bridge scores May 5

SHARON — There were seven-and-a-half tables for duplicate bridge at Good Neighbors on Low Road in Sharon on April 27.
We played three boards a round, and East West players had to endure a three board sit-out. North South pairs played 24 boards and East West pairs played 21 boards. The average score was 72 each way, according to the computer program.

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Water polo: quite possibly the world’s hardest sport

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LAKEVILLE — Few sports require as much endurance as water polo. For the match, athletes are not allowed to touch the floor of the pool at any time. They must tread water or swim and can only rest during timeouts.
The Hotchkiss School girls water polo season is now at its halfway point. The team has yet to chalk up a win, but coach Laura Barrosse-Antle is optimistic.
“We’re a really young team with a lot of talent,” she said. The team is made up predominantly of freshmen and sophomores, and, “We’re going to be looking at a lot more improvement as they get more game experience.”

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Hotchkiss School hosts summer institute for elite athletes

LAKEVILLE — This summer at The Hotchkiss School, Mark Knapp and Edgar Giffenig will raise the bar in strength and conditioning.
From June 21 to June 26, Knapp and Giffenig will co-direct the Summer Institute for Sport (SiS), a program designed for elite athletes that will emphasize a European approach to athletic development.
The goal of the institute, Knapp said, is to teach athletes “what you need to do to become an elite athlete” and to “develop a sound, strong and powerful endurance base which will allow them to perform better in their sport and avoid injury.”

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