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COLEBROOK — The fourth annual Cardboard Boat Regatta was held as part of the Colebrook Fair on Saturday, Sept. 3. Using only cardboard and duct tape, both of which were supplied by the YMCA’s Camp Jewell, participants had to build their own vessels to bring to the competition at the Colebrook Pond. 

Boats needed to be able to be paddled out to a certain point in the pond, maneuver around a buoy and paddle back to the shore with the fastest time in each category taking home the prize. Twenty-one boats were entered this year in seven categories based on ages and...

Winsted Journal Sports

Terryville triumphs over Gilbert

WINSTED — In a microcosm of their season so far, the Gilbert School varsity boys basketball team (1-15) overcame a sluggish start to claw their way back into a matchup with Terryville (11-6) on Tuesday, Feb. 14, only to have their physical deficiencies and the focus of a more experienced opponent stymie the rally.

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Gilbert and Northwestern football players honored

SOUTHINGTON — A season of superlatives for The Gilbert School’s and Northwestern Regional High School’s combined football team saw seven players receiving all-league honors at the annual Pequot League banquet at the Aqua Turf Club on Sunday, Jan. 29.
Only Stafford, East Windsor and Somers High Schools had more players representing their school in the Uncas division, with eight.

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Record attendance at 91st Jumpfest

No records were broken by the ski jumpers this year but the crowd attending the Jumpfest competition on Saturday, Feb. 11, was the largest ever. Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA) Director Willie Hallihan said that between 1,100 and 1,200 tickets were sold.
“And that doesn’t include the number of kids who came, which was probably another 500,” he added. 
And then of course there were the dogs; it seemed as though there was one dog for every dozen people. 

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Fire department hosts Super Bowl party

BARKHAMSTED —  The Pleasant Valley Fire Department held their annual Super Bowl fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 5.
Lines were out the door of the firehouse as members worked hard to serve family, friends and fire department supporters fan-favorite appetizers and homestyle meals as they enjoyed the Super Bowl on a large screen television.
At the event, 65-year department member Francis Lattizori said that he looks forward to the event every year. 

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Gilbert girls basketball team edges out Housatonic

WINSTED — With a shot at history, in a knife’s-edge race against hated rival Northwestern Regional High in the Berkshire League standings, The Gilbert School girls varsity basketball team (12-5) stepped into the gym on Thursday, Feb. 2, with everything to gain.
Standing staunch against top-dog Housatonic (16-2), the Yellowjackets dug in, rallying late and holding off a furious last-ditch effort by the Mountaineers to secure a 39-38 upset. 

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Northwestern boys defeat Terryville

WINSTED — Not quite in midseason form, the Northwestern Regional High School boys varsity basketball team (10-2) still did enough to overcome a tepid opening quarter and a lackadaisical finish to beat Terryville (6-7), 67-56, on Friday, Jan. 27.
Looking more like deer frozen in the headlights than galloping bucks, the Highlanders trailed the Kangaroos, 25-17, at the end of one before finding their rhythm in the second, outscoring Terryvile, 25-11, in that quarter. 

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Gilbert boys fall, 86-29

WINSTED — A tough season for the Gilbert School varsity boys basketball team (1-11) got a little uglier on Monday, Jan. 30, as Canton (11-2) rolled into Winsted and battered the Yellowjackets to the tune of 86-29.
Although Gilbert ensured they would not go winless by beating Lichfield 40-37 on Jan. 20, the rebuilding continues for head coach Mark Douglass and his young squad. 

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Super Bowl Picks

Just like last year, my wife and I are in Florida so my son James has helped me out with this year’s prediction. For the record, we both liked the same team to win, so read on to find out who wins the Big One. 

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NWR7 varsity swim meet goes swimmingly

WINSTED — Continuing their Berkshire League dominance, the Northwestern Regional High School varsity swimming and diving team swamped Shepaug Valley 102-82 in a meet on Friday, Jan. 20 at the Northwest YMCA.
At the meet two Northwestern swimmers, senior Austin Royer and freshman Cassidy Stotler, set new school records to the adulation of their teammates and the crowd. 

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Planning the perfect party for the big game

Last week’s conference championship games: 0-2; for the playoffs, 5-5.

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