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SALISBURY — Edgar Giffenig barely has time to sit down for a bit of lunch, he’s that busy giving tennis lessons at the Norfolk Country Club and dealing with pulling together his second book about the sport.

But he did find a half hour to chat recently in the dining room of the club before he walked back down a hill to the tennis courts for a lesson.

Giffenig’s life has been entwined in tennis since his days as a top-rated junior player in his native Mexico. He went on to play for The University of Texas (Austin), where he completed an undergraduate degree...

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The College of New Jersey’s (TCNJ) solar-paneled race car careered around the track during its first leg of the Connecticut Electrathon at Lime Rock Park last Friday, June 3. Story, photos, Page A11.

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Salisbury Knights lose championship to Suffield

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SALISBURY — Salisbury School’s Crimson Knights lost the Western New England Prep Baseball League championship May 25 to Suffield Academy 10-4.
The main story of the game was Suffield senior pitcher Ben Rakus, who threw a complete game. Five Salisbury players managed to get hits off Rakus: Lucas Amato, sophomore; Gabe Antonio, senior; Patrick Mazeika, junior; James Lynch, senior; and Aaron Rodriquez, sophomore.

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Fishing for browns — or were they crappies? — at the falls

Tangled Lines
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John Harney (the younger) sidled up to me at LaBonne’s a couple weeks ago, like a guy with a hot tip on a horse.
“You gotta go fish below the Housy dam.”
The what dam?
“I mean the falls.”
He went on to say a friend of his was pulling big brown trout out of the water under the Great Falls, above the power station and the iron bridge.
“I think she said browns.”
This is how it goes when people know you fish.
Anyway, on Friday the 13th, I went over. The water was very low from the bridge upstream, and the going fairly treacherous — not the wading part, but the clambering.

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Memorial Day holiday weekend a hit at Lime Rock Park

LIME ROCK — Memorial Day weekend at Lime Rock Park revved up May 28 with the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race, sped into May 29 with the Royals Garage Presents The Veterans Memorial Car Show and made a grand finish May 30 with the Rolex Sports Car Series and GT race.
The Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race Saturday featured Mazda MX-5 Miatas, Mini Coopers, BMWs, Honda Civics, Kia Forte Coupes, MazdaSpeed 3s and VW GTIs.

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Sharon bridge scores June 2

SHARON — We had eight full tables for duplicate bridge at Good Neighbors on Low Road on May 25.
We played four boards a round so 32 boards were in play. After four rounds East West pairs “skipped” to avoid meeting the same cards they had already played, so all pairs played 28 boards. The average score was 84.
For North South pairs, in first with 96 points (57.14 percent)were Norma Bartholomew and George Mason; in second with 91.5 points (54.46 percent) were Trish Stimpson and Cindy Rubicam, and in third with 89 points (52.98 percent) were Ann Patton and Mary Robertson.

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At Riga, good weather and a gentle start for area equestrians

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SALISBURY — Riga Meadow Equestrian Center held its combined test last Saturday, May 21, at its facility in Salisbury. A combined test is often considered a warm-up for a horse trials as it has two of the three phases of competition: dressage and show-jumping.
In addition to the usual numbers of local riders taking advantage of the good weather and an early start to the event season, Mikki Kuchta, a 2008 competitor at Rolex, competed Calle, a 10-year-old Hanoverian cross.

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Housy, Hotchkiss students tee off

LAKEVILLE — With the golf season in full swing, Housatonic Valley Regional High School and The Hotchkiss School golfers took a day away from normal practice to meet on their shared home course on the Hotchkiss campus. The meeting April 29 was unusual because the golfers were not competing against each other but instead playing a round together in mixed teams.

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Memorial Day weekend races

LIME ROCK ­— Lime Rock Park, the historic mile-and-a-half racetrack, revs up its season with a variety of races and shows Memorial Day weekend, May 27 to 30.
The highlights of the weekend include the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race featuring showroom stock cars on Saturday, May 28, the Royals Garage Presents the Veterans Memorial Car Show on Sunday, May 29, and the Rolex Sports Car Series and GT race on Monday, May 30.

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Sharon bridge scores

There were seven full tables for duplicate bridge on May 4 at Good Neighbors on Low Road in Sharon. It was a dreary rainy day, a good day to be inside with friends.
We played four boards a round, so all pairs played 28 boards. The average score was 84.
The winners: For North South pairs, in first with 109 points (64.88 percent) were Carol Magowan and Seth Milliken; in second with 94.5 points (56.25 percent) were Trish Stimpson and George Mason, and in third with 83.5 points (49.7 percent) were Doris Reeves and Harry Hall.

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Off to the races …

Rick Roso of Lime Rock Park wrote to The Journal to report on two trespassers at the park Wednesday, May 18. “Two horses somehow got loose and wandered down to the track office,” he wrote in an email. “I spotted them in the parking lot, then Cathy Glasner, our office manager and a former longtime horse person, directed them inside the gate to protect them. We made some calls and figured out they belonged to the Time Out Foundation down the street.

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