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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

Cricket: It’s not that hard to figure out

Diagrams by Bruce T. Paddock

It’s just before 9 on a Saturday morning, and I’m walking up Sharon Road wearing a white shirt, white pants, white socks, and white sneakers. All I’m missing is an ice cream truck.

Bridge scores May 24

SHARON — On May 24 there were  five full tables for duplicate bridge at St. Bernard’s Church. Playing five boards a round and using the Mitchell Movement, with five rounds, we all played 25 boards. The average score was 50.  

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Thrown out

Housatonic Valley Regional High School’s  baseball team played the second-round Class S state tournament game on Wednesday, May 31, against Terryville, winning 6-3.  Above, sophomore Jack McAuliffe threw the ball from third base. The semifinal game was Tuesday, June 6, against Holy Cross in Bristol, after this issue went to press. For story and another photo, see HVRHS golf team closes out its season. 

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Royal good time at vintage show

LIME ROCK — The racing season at Lime Rock Park began over Memorial Day Weekend with the Pirelli World Challenge. 
A quiet contrast to the high-powered roar of the racers on Friday and Saturday was the Royals Garage Sunday Car Show on May 28. The proud owners of more than 300 vintage cars and trucks turned out this year and lined the grassy edges of the Sam Posey Straight.

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Bridge scores

SHARON — There were five and a half tables for duplicate bridge on Wednesday, May 10, at St. Bernard Church on New Street in Sharon. Using the Howell movement for 12 pairs, there was a three-board sit-out. The average score was 48.
In first place with 61.5 points (64.06 percent) were Edie Ellis and Kerry Noble; in second with 60.5 points (63.02 percent) were Trish Stimpson and George Mason; in third with 55 points (57.29 percent) were Betsy Clark and Diane Price; and in fourth with 54.86 points (57.15 percent) were Gail and Alan Gamble.

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A ‘reel’ good time at fishing derby

The Northwest Connecticut Rod and Gun Club had its annual fishing derby on Sunday, May 21.
Organizer Holly Huntsaid “It was a gorgeous day, and 72 children showed up to fish.”
Among the girls, the winners were:
• Up to 5 years old:  Nevaeh Odell, 3, with a 13-inch trout
• 6-10 years old: Ryleigh Sprague, 9, with a 14 1/2-inch bass
• 11-15 years old: Morgan Sprague, 12, with a 15 3/4-inch bass
Among the boys, the winners were:

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For first time in years, excellent water levels for race

CORNWALL — The rainy weather created near perfect conditions for the weekend’s Covered Bridge Slalom race on the Housatonic River. Practice runs were held on Saturday, May 20, and the competition itself was Sunday, May 21. The race is part of the New England Slalom Series.

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Ups and downs for HVRHS tennis

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School boys tennis team (7-6)  was defeated 4-1 by Nonnewaug (13-0) in a home match on Wednesday, May 10.
In singles, number 1 Jack Scarpa (H) was defeated by Andrew Ray  (N), 6-1, 4-6, 10-8; number 2 singles Dylan Kachur (N)  defeated James Jimenez (H),  6-0, 6-0 ; and number 3 German Sharabok (H) was defeated by Jacob Matta (N), (H) 6-0, 6-1.

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Hundred Days

State ultimate championship Saturday

LAKEVILLE — On Saturday, May 13, more than 400 athletes on 29 teams representing 25 Connecticut schools will meet on the fields at The Hotchkiss School to determine who will be the state champions in their sport. The sport is called ultimate. (Just “ultimate”; “Frisbee” is a trademark.)
Tournament director and Hotchkiss coach David Thompson said one of the best features of ultimate is its inclusiveness.

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