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WINSTED — The Knights of Columbus held its annual car show on Saturday, Aug. 19, at its headquarters at Indian Meadow Estates.

According to event co-organizer Arthur Brochu, more than 70 car owners from throughout the state brought their cars to the show.

The show included a variety of classic cars including Chevrolets, Pontiacs, Fords and Saabs.

“People were in love with their cars since the first time they all came out,” Brochu said. “People are always in love with cars. For classic car owners it’s about value, nostalgia and the looks...

Winsted Journal Sports

State and national duckpin champions

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Local duckpin bowling team wins national championship

WINSTED — Joining a local duckpin bowling league might seem like a good way to relax, make some friends, maybe improve your handicap a few points.
But how about a chance to take home national championship trophy?
A local Winsted youth duckpin bowling team did just that, after traveling to Baltimore, Md., on Friday, June 23, and competing with 24 other teams.
The Winsted team emerged as the best team in the country.

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All fun at WYLD Obstacle Run at Camp Moe

TORRINGTON —  When they finished they were muddy, tired, and some were battered and bruised a bit. But, the participants of the WYLD Obstacle Run at Camp Moe on Saturday, June 24, all felt a sense of accomplishment. 
Plus, their efforts were for a good cause.

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R&B Sports World under new ownership

WINSTED —  The R&B Sports World legacy continues on with new owners Rodney and Rachel Gagnon.
The recreational facility was operated for 25 years by the late Robert Moore.
The couple purchased R&B on May 26, and they said they hoped to keep it just as everyone remembers, possibly with a few new twists in the future.

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American Legion team topples Bristol

WINSTED —   In American Legion baseball action on Tuesday, June 20, Winsted Post 43 (6-3) overcame an early four-run deficit in a hard-fought, emotional game against Bristol (5-2-1), coming back to seize a an eventual 5-4 victory.
Lasting over two hours, with officials having to warn coaches and players on both sides as things got testy in later innings, it was Winsted who would keep their composure and rally for the win while normally steady Bristol fell apart late.

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Gilbert varsity golf team ends an exemplary year

WINSTED – A banner year, a historic accomplishment and a young, hot team with their best years still ahead has Bob Sparks and his Gilbert boys’ golf squad on top of the world.  
In Sparks’ second year helming the program, the Yellowjackets recently secured their first league crown in more than 20 years, and capped off the 2017 season a little more than a week ago with a strong fifth place finish in the CIAC Division IV Championships.

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NWR7 varsity softball team advances in CIAC playoffs

WINSTED — A dramatic walk-off victory has the red-hot Highlanders softball team on the cusp of a state championship appearance.
Sophomore Molly Hale went three for three at the plate, including a seventh-inning single that brought in the winning run, leading Northwestern to a 3-2 victory over Stonington on Friday, June 2.
The win propelled the Highlanders to a state semifinal appearance, the first time they have advanced this far in the CIAC playoffs in over a decade.

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Elks’ annual fishing derby

WINSTED — The Winsted Elks Lodge held its 58th annual fishing derby on Sunday, May 20, at Tatro’s Pond.
According to event co-organizer Julie Machowski, 42 children took part in the event with 107 fish caught.
 
Winners
Boys under 4 years old
First place: Charles Kilmer, 2, Ashley Falls, Mass. 
Second place: Oscar Hooper, 2, Union Springs, N.Y. 
 
Girls 4 to 6 years old

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NWR7 varsity baseball wins over Norwich Tech

WINSTED – Coming off a state finals berth in 2016, the Highlanders were a tough team to pin down this year. Losing several key players to graduation, expectations were certainly lowered, and a middling 10-10 record and a five-game losing streak in April made it difficult to determine just how far the team had regressed.
With the games becoming that much more important as the postseason arrives, Northwestern might be showing its true colors.

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NWR7 varsity softball team presses on

WINSTED —  Already with a Berkshire League championship under their belts, the Northwestern Regional High School Highlanders (19-2) took the field on Tuesday, May 30, still on a mission.
As the three-seed in the CIAC Class M state tournament, Stacey Zematis and her dynamic squad came a step closer to the state championship with a 17-0 drubbing of Prince Tech (8-13) at home.

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