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KENT — The Marvelwood School in Kent hosted nine schools at the Skiff Mountain Scuffle wrestling tournament on Saturday, Dec. 8.  

Wrestlers from Canterbury School, Chase Collegiate, Forman School, The Hotchkiss School, Marvelwood, New York Military Academy, Storm King School, Suffield Academy and The Woodhall School competed against one another in an individually bracketed tournament by weight class.

Hotchkiss won the tournament with a total of 181 points. They had eight finalists and 10 place winners.

Marvelwood placed fourth overall as a team with 91...

Lakeville Journal Sports

Small fry at NCES take a plunge in the river

NORTH CANAAN — On Thursday, May 31, the Blackberry River received about 100 brown trout fry, courtesy of North Canaan Elementary School second-graders.
Teacher Denise Sorrell said that with the help of the Northwest Connecticut Rod and Gun Club, the students enjoyed the “Trout in the Classroom” program and watched the brown trout grow in a tank.

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Crushing fitness in a cozy setting at Elite Fitness in Lakeville

LAKEVILLE — The members of the new Elite Fitness in Lakeville don’t necessarily want you to know about the good thing they’ve got going. 
The new gym, on Main Street in Lakeville, is intimate and cozy. Everyone is polite. Everyone shares. No one chats intrusively.
But of course owner Bill Burke would like to have some members (it is a business, after all, even if it feels a little like a private club). 

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Racing, food and fun at Lime Rock Park Memorial Day

LIME ROCK – Although the season opener at Lime Rock Park was threatened by rain, the weather remained optimal for most of the activities throughout the weekend. 

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Hiking, history and more June 2-3

Connecticut Trails Day this year will be Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3, with more than 240 walks, hikes, birding outings and history talks across the state — including a handful in the Northwest Corner.
Each outing is classified by level of difficulty, ranging from easy and moderate to challenging. All the events planned for the Northwest Corner are easy and moderate this year.

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Driving HRD with Jack Scott

FALLS VILLAGE — Housatonic Valley Regional High School graduate Jack Scott loves being around cars — really fast cars.
Although for the Falls Village native driving around the track is just a hobby, Scott has made a nice business for himself as the owner of Housatonic Racing Development LLC, where he is also the crew chief for the HRD Competition Team.

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How to excite a lugubrious trout

On Sunday morning, May 6, the Housatonic River, as measured by the United States Geological Service gauge at Falls Village, was humming away at a hearty 1,410 cubic feet per second.
In highly technical terms, this is a lot of water, moving at a good clip. It makes life difficult for the wading angler.
And, of course, it’s raining. Again.
The focus of my early-season fishing has been small streams that harbor brook trout. Two of them cannot be named in this space. (I found them, and so can you.)

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Young anglers catch fish at 58th annual derby

WINSTED — The Winsted Elks Lodge No. 844 held its 58th annual fishing derby on Sunday, May 20, at Tatro’s Pond.
The event was open to children 12 and under.
Event co-organizer Julie Machowski said that 67 children took part this year and that 62 fish were caught.
Brian Machowski, the other event co-organizer, said that 170 trout were stocked in the pond the night before the event — including two that were 26 inches long.

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Bass notes at Rod and Gun derby

NORTH CANAAN — On Sunday morning, May 20, 72 young anglers gathered at the Northwest Connecticut Rod and Gun Club for the annual junior fishing derby.
Children 16 and under were invited to participate. The derby ran for three hours, from 9 a.m. to noon, and ended with awards and a raffle. 
The winners of the event, determined by who caught the biggest fish, received the grand prizes: six new bicycles. Club members Tom and Carol Poole donated the bikes for the 0-5 age group; Bill and Betsy Wood donated the bikes for the 6-10 age group.

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Student-built cars at Lime Rock Park

FALLS VILLAGE — Students from high schools across Connecticut gathered at Lime Rock Park to race electric cars that they had built from scratch at their schools. The Connecticut Electrathon was on Friday, May 18.
Students drove the cars on one  of the smaller tracks located in the in-field area at Lime Rock. Each school had one designated driver for their car. All the drivers raced on the track at the same time. However, the drivers did not race against each other.

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Middle-schoolers on track

FALLS VILLAGE — Middle school students from Region One gathered at Housatonic Valley Regional High School for the regional track meet on Thursday, May 17.
Students from North Canaan Elementary, Salisbury Central, Sharon Center, Kent Center, Lee H. Kellogg and Cornwall Consolidated schools competed.

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