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SALISBURY — Gianna Russillo of Salisbury,  a senior at The Gunnery school in Washington, Conn., was one of the top 20 varsity girl runners in the 2019 NEPSTA DIII Cross Country Championships held on Saturday, Nov. 9, at White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield. A total of 478 runners from New England independent high schools participated. 

Russillo took second place among 148 runners with a time of 19:24. She was awarded All-New England status and was invited to compete in the 2019 Race of Champions, which was held on Saturday, Nov. 16, at St. Mark’s...

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Looking at a middle-school sports plan

FALLS VILLAGE — At the Wednesday, Oct. 23, meeting of the All Boards Chair committee (ABC) of the Region One Board of Education, it was unanimously agreed that Housatonic Valley Regional High School Athletic Director Anne MacNeil will present her proposal for a regional middle-school athletics program in all six Region One towns.
The ABC committee is made up of the chairmen of the seven regional boards of education (the Region One board plus the six elementary school boards).

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Swim-a-thon for Special Olympics plunges into 25th year

LAKEVILLE— This will be the 25th anniversary of The Hotchkiss School’s swim-a-thon for Special Olympics. All swimmers from the area are invited to do fundraising laps at the pool on Sunday, Nov. 3, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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Pumpkin Run also a swim

Well, the weather forecast said it was going to — and it sure did. Cold, pouring rain welcomed the participants in Kent’s 43rd Pumpkin Run, held on Sunday, Oct 27. 
Conditions were as bad as runners could remember. It really was one of those “What the heck am I doing here ?” kind of days. Three-hundred-sixty runners had pre-registered for the event, but there were many no-shows at the sign-in tent.  The total number of runners and walkers who finished the 5-mile race was 262.

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Splish, splash

Members of the Synchronized Swim Team butterflied their way through the rainy 43rd annual Pumpkin Run in Kent on Sunday, Oct. 27, going home with the best costume prize. Story, another photo, see Pumpkin Run also a swim.

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Fighting the beast of addiction with an uphill run

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The weather was brisk on Sunday morning, Oct. 20, but that was perhaps appropriate weather for a 5k and 10k run/walk event.
About 32 competitors took off from Salisbury Town Hall at 10:15 a.m., for the first Beast, an event to raise funds to fight addiction and raise awareness. 

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HVRHS soccer streak shattered by one Litchfield goal

FALLS VILLAGE — Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) girls varsity soccer saw its dreams of a perfect season slip away before a crowd of 70 rapt spectators on a balmy afternoon at home on Monday, Oct. 21. 
The Litchfield Cowgirls bested the Lady Mountaineers, 1-0, and broke the eight-game winning streak that had Housy fans eagerly hoping for a perfect season. 

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Cheap thrills and hacks for fly-fishing

Fly-fishing, like other addictions, gets expensive. 
It is absurdly easy to read about a new doodad, or the best fly ever, or the miracle tippet material, and charge out and buy it.
These are the things that litter the third shelf of my fishing cabinet. 
It’s a lot easier on the wallet and the psyche to think a bit about the goal behind a new purchase, and perhaps find a less expensive way to accomplish said goal.
Item: Studs for wading boots

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Two-legged runner, going solo, wins Run & Wag

CORNWALL — Dogs and their owners came from far and wide to participate in the sixth annual Run & Wag sponsored by the Little Guild on Saturday, Oct. 19. A record of 180 registrants logged in and were ready to go when the race began at noon in front of Town Hall.

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After eight-win streak, Housy falls

The Housatonic Mountaineers soccer team suffered a setback on Monday, Oct. 21, with a loss, 1-0, to Litchfield at home. Above, Litchfield soccer co-captain Francesca Luzzi restrained Mountaineer star Sydney Segalla in mid match. For a full story, see HVRHS soccer streak shattered by one Litchfield goal. 

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Segalla leads HVRHS soccer team to 7-0 record

FALL VILLAGE — Sydney Segalla may only be a sophomore, but her skill, experience and knowledge of the game make her the main weapon for Housatonic Valley Regional High School’s talented girls soccer team. 
The Mountaineers sit atop the Berkshire League standings and have rattled off seven straight wins to start the season. 

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