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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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Near-perfect season for HVRHS boys tennis

FALLS VILLAGE – The Housatonic Valley Regional High School boys tennis team hosted the Litchfield High School boys team on Tuesday, May 7. The Litchfield boys walked away victorious.
The two teams went into the game undefeated for the season. Both had records of 11 wins and zero losses. 
On Tuesday, Litchfield won four matches to one in a series of close battles with Housatonic.

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Summer roars to life at Lime Rock Park

LIME ROCK — We know the astronomical start of summer is the June solstice — determined by our tilted, orbiting planet and its distance from the sun, and is thus June 20, 21 or 22 depending on the year.

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Future baseball stars compete at HVRHS

FALLS VILLAGE — The Falls Village Recreation Commission held the local level competition for the national Pitch Hit and Run Contest (sponsored by Major League Baseball and Scotts Lawn Care) at Housatonic Valley Regional High School on Sunday, May 6.
Despite the rainy weather, eight young baseball players came out for the event and all excelled in the three phases of the competition.

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Sharon Classic remembers Rashkoff

SHARON — The winner of this year’s Sharon Classic Road Race, held on the first Saturday of May each year, was Thomas Porter, 27, of New Haven with a time of 26:54.62. This is Porter’s second time running the race.
The first female finisher this year was Samantha Glass, 21, who is a Goshen resident and a student at Yale University. Her time was 30:21.22.

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