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KENT — The Marvelwood School in Kent hosted nine schools at the Skiff Mountain Scuffle wrestling tournament on Saturday, Dec. 8.  

Wrestlers from Canterbury School, Chase Collegiate, Forman School, The Hotchkiss School, Marvelwood, New York Military Academy, Storm King School, Suffield Academy and The Woodhall School competed against one another in an individually bracketed tournament by weight class.

Hotchkiss won the tournament with a total of 181 points. They had eight finalists and 10 place winners.

Marvelwood placed fourth overall as a team with 91...

Lakeville Journal Sports

Casting about on a rainy day with a legendary Wulff

Since the endless rain has turned the fall 2018 fly-fishing season into a soggy mess, I thought the best way to wrap things up would be to go to the Phoenicia, N.Y., library to hear Joan Wulff speak.
Wulff, widow of the innovative angler Lee Wulff, is a legendary figure in the sport. Clocking in at about 5 feet flat, she can outcast most men. 
She set a distance record in 1951, casting a fly 161 feet. Most modern fly lines are 90 to 100 feet long, incidentally.

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Bridge scores in Sharon

SHARON — There were  four full tables for duplicate bridge on Oct. 31 at St. Bernard’s Church on New Street in Sharon. Using the Howell Movement, with four boards a round, for six rounds, 24 boards were in play. The average score was 36. 
In first with 45 points (62.65 percent) were Marian and Carr Ferguson; in second with 41.5 points (57.64 percent) were John Bevan and Harry Hall; in third with 38.5 points (53.47 percent) were Emily and Billy Saster, and in fourth with 34.5 points (47.92 percent) were Kay and Fred Joseph.

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Run cannonballs into town

FALLS VILLAGE — Tobias Tello, age 14, from Cheshire, Conn., won the Ed McGuire Memorial Cannonball Run on Saturday, Nov. 3, completing the 5 kilometer course in 20 minutes 30 seconds.
Linda Spooner, 44, of Sturbridge,Mass., was the first female finisher (and second overall), arriving at the finish line at 20:49. 
The weather was unsettled Saturday, with periods of rain and wind alternating with actual glimpses of sunlight. 

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Housy v. Lewis Mills in soccer

Housy MountaineerJosie Horosky is seen in action in Falls Village on Oct. 30. The HVRHS boys and girls soccer teams took on Lewis Mills at home. The boys won, 1-0, the girls lost, 0-3.

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Come swim for Special Olympics on Nov. 4

It’s time once again for swimmers to pull on their caps and goggles and swim some laps at The Hotchkiss School’s luxurious Hickson Pool, and raise money for Connecticut’s Special Olympics swim team.
This is the 24th year that Hotchkiss will host the fundraising swim. Members of the Special Olympics team will come out in the morning and join the other swimmers in the pool as they raise money to help pay for the team’s season. 

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Duplicate Bridge scores

SHARON — There were six full tables for duplicate bridge on Oct. 17 at St. Bernard’s Church on New Street. Using the modified Mitchell Movement, with four boards a round, for six rounds, all pairs played 24 boards. The average score was 60. 

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Rain, wind put a damper on first Tour de Forest

NORFOLK — It was a very cold and rainy on Saturday, Oct. 27, and not really a great day to take a bicycle ride.
Weather forecasters were calling for a nor’easter with heavy rain and wind.
Nonetheless, organizers for the first Tour de Forest trail ride in Norfolk were adamant that the event would go forward.

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A vacation that wasn’t what it was s’posed to be but, hey, that’s OK

Every year I take a week’s vacation at the family homestead in Phoenicia, N.Y. I try to time it for the end of September or beginning of October, the better to take advantage of early fall fishing on the Esopus Creek and tributaries.
It’s a happy time, especially since there is no internet at the house, no cable TV, and I have to drive 5 miles to get a cell phone signal.
That means, for instance, that I will not know what Kanye tweeted that week. 
This is a good thing.

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So much to love at the 42nd Pumpkin Run

KENT — There weren’t only cold hands (and noses) at the 42nd annual Pumpkin Run in Kent on Sunday, Oct. 28. There were also warm hearts, as evidenced by the fact that one young runner proposed marriage to another young runner during the post-race awards ceremony. For more details on that, turn to Page A18.
As for everyone else: brrrrr. No one seemed to bunch together for warmth, although there were enough warm bodies there, with 574 runners registered for the adult race and 484 crossing the finish line. 

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Postponements due to rain

Mother Nature has officially joined the Mountaineer Athletic Program with all of the weather-related postponements. 
Volleyball has been the only team to be able consistently to play their scheduled games. Though the team has worked hard and rallied many good points, both JV and Varsity lost the last three matches (Oct. 2 versus Lewis Mills; Oct. 9 versus Monument Mountain and Oct. 10 versus Dover). 

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