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Lakeville Journal Sports

When it comes to sports, I’ll play anything. So long as there’s a general set of rules, a basic objective and a winner and a loser, I’m in. When I was younger, but not that much younger, I dreamt up all kinds of half-baked games with my friends, plucking the best elements from various sports and then consolidating them within spontaneous guidelines. When you won, it was the best sport ever. When you lost, it was stupid and unfair and whose idea was this anyway? 

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Lakeville Journal Sports

Close game

The Northwestern Regional High School softball team played a nailbiter of a game at home on Wednesday, May 2, against Granby Memorial. The score was 0-0 until the bottom of the last inning, the 7th, when Northwestern Regional  scored and ended the game. Jana Sanden made a catch.
 

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Victory in a cloud of dust

Calvin O’Connor successfully stole second base in the Thursday, May 3, baseball home game at Housatonic Valley Regional High School against Litchfield. Housatonic won with a solid 10-1.

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Luring youngsters into a love of fly-fishing

LAKEVILLE — Students from Sharon Central School met with Trout Unlimited’s (TU) Tracy Brown and TU volunteers for habitat improvement activities and an introduction to fly-fishing along the Salmon Kill in Salisbury on Tuesday, April 24.
Wonder of wonders in this cold, wet spring: The weather was pleasant.
So the students were able to conduct their planting, “eco art” and mapping activities in comfort.

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On the river

Ice is off the Housatonic River, trees are budding — and the Kent School rowers are in practice.

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Winter sports awards at HVRHS

The Housatonic Valley Regional High School Athletic Department had its season-ending awards ceremony for the 2017-18 winter season. The student-athletes were honored at the ceremony on March 27.
Girls Basketball
MVP: Olivia Forstmann and Emily Geyselaers
Most improved (MIP): Alison Holmes
JV MIP: Kirstyn Hoage
Sportsmanship: Christina Winburn
Stevenson (JV Sportsmanship): Maggie Bickford
Boys Basketball
MVP: Caleb Shpur

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More fishing first-day fun

All angler eyes were cast downward at the Blackberry River in East Canaan.
 

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Some trophies on a warm first day of fishing

Mother Nature stopped fooling around long enough to provide a decent day for the opening of general regulations fishing on Saturday, April 14.
At Beckley Furnace along the Blackberry River in North Canaan, there was a group of men spin-casting from the bridge at about 9:30 a.m.
They reported no action.
Below, actually in the water and in range of the bridge anglers’ lines, was Brian Kinney of Bristol, who was using a vintage Orvis 7-foot 9-inch 5-weight rod, a full sinking line and a beadhead olive Wooly Bugger, size eight.

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Three from HVRHS help propel Wildcats to greatness

FALLS VILLAGE — Three Housatonic Valley Regional High School students were among the star players in a superb first season with the Wildcats Co-Op ice hockey team this winter.
The team was made up of young women from Suffield, Enfield, Housatonic and Ellington high schools and the Metropolitan Learning Center in Bloomfield.
The Wildcats made it to the  Connecticut High School Girls Hockey Association (CHSGHA) state finals (ultimately losing to Darien). 

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Wind, cold temperatures for Lakeville’s Spring Splash

LAKEVILLE — On a brisk Sunday afternoon, April 8, more than 150 hardy souls ran into Lake Wononscopomuc, and ran right back out, during the Spring Splash, an annual fundraising event for the Jane Lloyd Fund and the Housatonic FFA Alumni John Rice Scholarship.
It was the 14th year of the Spring Splash. Each participant paid $25 for the privilege of a cold-day dunk.

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Flipping for the Northwestern cheerleaders

WINSTED — Those who cheer the victors are also winners.
Although they don’t dribble, pass or shoot the basketball, Northwestern Regional’s cheerleading squad played a valuable role in helping the school’s boys and girls hoops teams find great success this season.

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