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Official “Opening Day” of fishing in Connecticut was Saturday, April 8.

It was cold.

It was windy.

It was spitting.

And most of the rivers were high.

In other words, a washout.

(I compensated by creeping up some of my favorite brook trout streams, armed with a 6-foot four weight fly rod and/or an 8-foot Tenkara rod. I am pleased to report that the brook trout survived last summer’s horrible conditions. Not only that, they are feisty. Note the double-beaded stonefly nymph in the photo, which is bigger than the fish’s...

Lakeville Journal Sports

HVRHS robotics team meets Senator Blumenthal

Members of the Housatonic Valley Regional High School robotics team, called the Who’sCTEKS, met U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Saturday, Feb. 18, at a regional robotics competition at Suffield High School called The Suffield Shakedown. 
Blumenthal offered some brief remarks, telling attendees that robotics are the future and thanking the coaches and mentors for the time they spend with students.  

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Basketball season ends

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School boys basketball team has finished its season. The Varsity squad lost to Terryville, 67-57, on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Kayo Wiggins led the team in points with 16, followed by Michael Peirce (9) and brothers Jacob and Caleb Shpur (6 each). 
The team celebrated Senior Night on Thursday, Feb. 23. Senior Jacob Shpur netted the game-high points total with 10, followed by Kayo Wiggins and senior Jacob Johnson (7 each) in the 65-39 loss to Gilbert.

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Salisbury earns victories in wrestling

Salisbury School hosted the Western New England Wrestling Championship on Saturday, Feb. 11.
Salisbury earned this year’s Tournament Sportsmanship Award and freshman Peter Schellbach was crowned the Western New England Champion at 113 pounds. 
The freshman from New York City has been one of the few bright spots this season for a team that has been riddled with injuries. On Saturday, he continued his already remarkable rookie campaign with a shining moment in the finals to put him on the winner’s podium. 

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Sharon bridge scores Jan. 18 to Feb. 8

SHARON — There were seven-and-a-half tables for duplicate bridge on Jan.18 at St. Bernard’s Church.  
Playing 24 boards  using the Howell movement,  the average score was 24.  
In first with 32.4 points (a whopping 67.5 percent) were Kerry Noble and Dave Webber; in second with 26.4 points (55. percent) were Rick Beatty and Warren White; in third with 25 points (53.75 percent)  were Betsy Clark and Joan Turnure, and in fourth with 22.8 points were Emily and Billy Saster.

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Winter season slowly comes to close

The Housatonic Valley Regional High School Alpine ski team competed in one of their last races on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Catamount. The team finished third with Alex Vernali, Calvin O’Connor and Molly Dowd finishing in the top 12. The team finished third in the BHSL League Championships held on Feb. 15 at Butternut. Dowd finished first in the Giant Slalom and second in Slalom for the girls.

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Housy girls win title

The Housatonic Valley Regional High School girls have won their league title in the regular season for the first time since 1998. The girls were co-Berkshire League champions (shared with Thomaston).
The girls finished their season by winning their last three games. They won on the road against Northwestern, 33-21, on Feb. 6.  
Chloe Dakers had 11 points, five steals and four assists.  Alison Holmes had seven points and Amanda Jacquier had six.  

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Top scores at SWSA Jumpfest

20-meter hill
U10: Mychal Reynolds, 38 points
U12: Charlie Forbush, 43 points
Women: Ayla Weale, 43 points
U16: Seth Gardner, 51 points
30-meter hill
U12: Cameron Forbush, 74.5 points
U14: Jack Lawrence, 58.5 points
Women: Elise Loeschen, 60.5 points
Open: Cameron Summerton, 76.5 points
65-meter hill
(Salisbury Invitational Ski Jump, Feb. 11)

U12: Bryce Kloc, 182.9 points

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Nice pins at Marvelwood

Senior Day for the Marvelwood School wrestling team was on Wednesday, Feb. 1. The school hosted Storm King and the Woodhall School. Although Marvelwood lost the overall matches, both senior captains, Simon Winter  and Chris Lane won their individual matches by pinning their opponents. In the photo above, Winter took on Storm King’s Uzay Polat. Both Winter and Lane are highly ranked in their weight class, and will compete in the New England Prep Championship.

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Lauren Segalla signs letter of intent

Lauren Segalla, a senior at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, has signed a letter of intent to play National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I soccer at West Virginia University (WVU). 

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The fast and the furless: Jumpfest’s Human Dog Sled Race

The first night of the Salisbury Winter Sports Association  Jumpfest weekend brought out a dedicated and boisterous bunch to Satre Hill on Feb. 10. 
The crowds fought off the 18-degree weather by drinking beer and huddling around bonfires for the target jumping event and then the excitement of the Human Dog Sled Race. 

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