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The Northwest Orioles U16 baseball team is the state champion, following a victory at the state championship tournament in Waterbury, Conn., on July 15 and 16.

The team then went on to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament in Brooklyn, N.Y., on July 20 to 22.  

Aiding the Orioles were players Caleb Shpur,drafted from the Connecticut Outlaws, and Zack Lerner, drafted from Overlook. 

The Orioles finished in third place at the regional tournament and earned an “at large” bid to the Mickey Mantle World Series, where they will compete for the...

Lakeville Journal Sports

Food, games and cricket match benefit Salisbury Ambulance

SALISBURY — It didn’t take much imagination to turn the scene unfolding in Lakeville on Saturday, June 24, into an idyllic early summer afternoon in England: Two cricket teams squaring off, while spectators milled about, adults enjoying banter and refreshments and children scurrying around playing their own games at Community Field.
“The only thing that is missing is tea and cucumber sandwiches,” said Matt Boyce of Falls Village.

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Heave away

The Northwest Corner paid homage to its roots in the United Kingdom with a weekend full of Olde Country events. To see  coverage of the June 24 cricket match and the June 25 Roundhill Scottish games, both held in Salisbury, visit Hurling and piping at Roundhill.

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Spring sports awards at HVRHS

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School Athletic Department had their spring season and senior sports awards ceremony on June 5.
The following student-athletes were honored.
Girls Tennis
Sportsmanship: Autumn Freudenberg
Tyburski: Jenna Luz
Sportsmanship: Katherine Starr
Most Valuable: Katherine McGuire 
Softball
Most Improved: Maddie Dekker and Anna Coon
Most Improved: Madelynn Olownia and Lauren Murtagh

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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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