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LIME ROCK — The 94th Round Hill Highland Games was held on Sunday, June 24, in the “highlands of Connecticut” at Lime Rock Park for the third year in a row.

The rain held until after the event was over, allowing for a sizable crowd to enjoy the day’s festivities. Because the event continues to grow and be a success, the Round Hill organization has confirmed it will hold the event at Lime Rock Park in 2019 on Sunday, June 23.

Highlights of the event included professional and amateur heavyweight competitions; piping and drumming competitions; children...

Lakeville Journal Sports

Racing, food and fun at Lime Rock Park Memorial Day

LIME ROCK – Although the season opener at Lime Rock Park was threatened by rain, the weather remained optimal for most of the activities throughout the weekend. 

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Hiking, history and more June 2-3

Connecticut Trails Day this year will be Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3, with more than 240 walks, hikes, birding outings and history talks across the state — including a handful in the Northwest Corner.
Each outing is classified by level of difficulty, ranging from easy and moderate to challenging. All the events planned for the Northwest Corner are easy and moderate this year.

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Driving HRD with Jack Scott

FALLS VILLAGE — Housatonic Valley Regional High School graduate Jack Scott loves being around cars — really fast cars.
Although for the Falls Village native driving around the track is just a hobby, Scott has made a nice business for himself as the owner of Housatonic Racing Development LLC, where he is also the crew chief for the HRD Competition Team.

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How to excite a lugubrious trout

On Sunday morning, May 6, the Housatonic River, as measured by the United States Geological Service gauge at Falls Village, was humming away at a hearty 1,410 cubic feet per second.
In highly technical terms, this is a lot of water, moving at a good clip. It makes life difficult for the wading angler.
And, of course, it’s raining. Again.
The focus of my early-season fishing has been small streams that harbor brook trout. Two of them cannot be named in this space. (I found them, and so can you.)

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Young anglers catch fish at 58th annual derby

WINSTED — The Winsted Elks Lodge No. 844 held its 58th annual fishing derby on Sunday, May 20, at Tatro’s Pond.
The event was open to children 12 and under.
Event co-organizer Julie Machowski said that 67 children took part this year and that 62 fish were caught.
Brian Machowski, the other event co-organizer, said that 170 trout were stocked in the pond the night before the event — including two that were 26 inches long.

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Bass notes at Rod and Gun derby

NORTH CANAAN — On Sunday morning, May 20, 72 young anglers gathered at the Northwest Connecticut Rod and Gun Club for the annual junior fishing derby.
Children 16 and under were invited to participate. The derby ran for three hours, from 9 a.m. to noon, and ended with awards and a raffle. 
The winners of the event, determined by who caught the biggest fish, received the grand prizes: six new bicycles. Club members Tom and Carol Poole donated the bikes for the 0-5 age group; Bill and Betsy Wood donated the bikes for the 6-10 age group.

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Student-built cars at Lime Rock Park

FALLS VILLAGE — Students from high schools across Connecticut gathered at Lime Rock Park to race electric cars that they had built from scratch at their schools. The Connecticut Electrathon was on Friday, May 18.
Students drove the cars on one  of the smaller tracks located in the in-field area at Lime Rock. Each school had one designated driver for their car. All the drivers raced on the track at the same time. However, the drivers did not race against each other.

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Middle-schoolers on track

FALLS VILLAGE — Middle school students from Region One gathered at Housatonic Valley Regional High School for the regional track meet on Thursday, May 17.
Students from North Canaan Elementary, Salisbury Central, Sharon Center, Kent Center, Lee H. Kellogg and Cornwall Consolidated schools competed.

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Near-perfect season for HVRHS boys tennis

FALLS VILLAGE – The Housatonic Valley Regional High School boys tennis team hosted the Litchfield High School boys team on Tuesday, May 7. The Litchfield boys walked away victorious.
The two teams went into the game undefeated for the season. Both had records of 11 wins and zero losses. 
On Tuesday, Litchfield won four matches to one in a series of close battles with Housatonic.

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Summer roars to life at Lime Rock Park

LIME ROCK — We know the astronomical start of summer is the June solstice — determined by our tilted, orbiting planet and its distance from the sun, and is thus June 20, 21 or 22 depending on the year.

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