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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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Mountaineer Week in Review

FALLS VILLAGE — The girls basketball team remains undefeated. The team beat Thomaston on Jan. 24, 48-29. Caroline Hurlburt led the team with 13 points, followed by Christina Winburn (12) and Sierra O’Niel (11). Sydney Segalla led the defense with 10 blocks and 11 rebounds. 

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The snow is a ‘go’ on Satre Hill for SWSA

SALISBURY — Anticipation is definitely in the air for the 93rd annual Jumpfest, Salisbury Winter Sports Association’s (SWSA) three-day ski jumping competition that begins on Friday, Feb. 8. 
What’s less present in the air: snowflakes. The cold weather athletic spectacle draws big crowds each year, but despite decidedly low temperatures this January, there’s been little to suggest to Salisbury residents just looking out their windows that the young Olympic hopefuls will have much snow to ski on. 

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Mountaineer Week in Review

FALLS VILLAGE — The girls basketball team continued their winning streak with wins over Terryville and Shepaug. 
On Jan. 15 the girls traveled to Terryville. High scorers were Sydney Segalla (10), Caroline Hurlburt (10) and Sierra O’Niel (6). JV did not play due to Terryville’s inability to field a team. 

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Bagnall back on track at Stafford Motor Speedway

NORFOLK  — For longtime Norfolk resident Chris Bagnall, auto racing is in his blood.
“My father, Steve Bagnall, used to race at Lebanon Valley Speedway when I was young,” Bagnall said. “To me, he was cool. He raced in a 1967 Chevrolet El Camino from 1969 to 1974. I still have one of his first-place trophies.”

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Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — January 1919
CANAAN — Charles Dutcher has entered the employ of the William L. Gilbert Clock Co. in Winsted.
 
SALISBURY — Stanley Sherwood has given up his position in Torrington and is now employed at the Holley Mfg. Co.
 
CANAAN — A.P. Briggs has sold his livery business to Maurice Paviol, who has taken possession.
 

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Senior Grand National Championships in Norfolk

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.

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Mountaineer Week in Review

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School girls basketball team started the New Year by continuing their winning streak. On Jan. 2, they won against Class M school Northwestern at home, 37-32. Sierra O’Niel scored the game high of 9 points, followed by Caroline Hurlburt with 9. 
The JV Girls team lost a tough game 39-17 with Hannah Gilpatric scoring 6 and Emma Walsh scoring 3. 

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Reaching for the hoop

HVRHS No. 20 Briceson Barry shot for a basket  while Gilbert’s No. 34 Juan Sarmiento tried to block. Gilbert ultimately prevailed, 78-65.

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Bridge results

Bridge results
SHARON — There  were four full tables on Jan. 2 for duplicate  bridge at St. Bernard’s Church.  
Using the Howell Movement, for eight pairs, we played four boards a round for six rounds, so we all played 24 boards. The average score was 36.  

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Ski jumping, then and now, in show

SALISBURY — An exhibit detailing the development and history of ski jumping in Salisbury is at the Academy Building on Main Street through Friday, Feb. 15.
There are a lot of photos of the Satre brothers (John, Magnus and Olaf), the Norwegian immigrants who got the snowball rolling in 1926.
And there are interesting notes, such as the presence of thousands of spectators in town for the National Ski Jumping Championships in 1952. 

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