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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...

Lakeville Journal Sports

South Kent wins title

karaw@lakevillejournal.com

KENT — The South Kent varsity basketball faced down Wooster to win its division of the Hudson Valley Athletic League (HVAL) championship tournament.
“We came out fast and took an early lead,” said coach Gary Benz.
But South Kent’s head start didn’t last long. In the middle of the first half, Wooster began racking up points.
“They were really shooting hot,” Benz said.
Wooster led the Cardinals 32-31 at the half. When the game resumed after the break, Wooster came back with the same shooting energy.
With 5:30 to go, Wooster still led South Kent by nine points.

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Housy boys hoops hangs on to beat Lewis Mills

By Will Burchfield
FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School boys basketball team opened up a double-digit halftime lead and then hung on late to defeat Lewis Mills 56-53 at home on Wednesday, Feb. 16.
The Mountaineers led by as much as 14 midway through the third quarter, but the Lewis Mills Spartans mounted a furious fourth-quarter rally that left the game in the balance until senior Reilley Lynch sunk two late free throws to seal the victory.

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Ghi wins state championship

FALLS VILLAGE — Housatonic Valley Regional High School student Dominic Ghi battled his way to a gold medal in the Class S state wrestling tournament on Friday, Feb. 18, and Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Sport and Medical Sciences Academy in Hartford.
Ghi, the senior captain, defeated top-seeded wrestlers from Old Saybrook, Dean Tech and powerhouse Griswold to capture his first state title.

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New Housy trophy case celebrates athletic achievement

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School athletic department unveiled a new trophy case on Wednesday night, Feb. 16, during a ceremony that also honored former Mountaineer coaches and athletic directors.
The new display case, located outside the gymnasium, creates much-needed space for the athletic department’s many trophies. The case was donated by social studies teacher and football coach Deron Bayer.

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Sharon bridge scores

SHARON — We had six full tables for duplicate bridge at Good Neighbors on Feb. 16. We played five boards a round and had a “skip” after three rounds.
All pairs played 25 boards. The average score was 50.
For North South pairs, in first with 57.13 points were Carol Magowan and George Mason; in second with 55.26 points were Gail Gamble and Lois Lang, and in third with 50.76 points were Ann Patton and Mary Robertson.

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SWSA Jumpfest 2011

A weekend dominated by Bliss

SALISBURY — Each February, the town of Salisbury gears up for a weekend of ski jumping at Satre Hill, often the biggest event of the winter season.
This time, though, preparations began in April 2010, when the Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA) began construction on a new steel ski jump to replace the vintage and somewhat rickety construction that had served the town for more than eight decades.

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Hotchkiss girls hockey ties Cushing in historic outdoor match

EAST HARTFORD — For much of the year, East Hartford’s Rentschler Field is home to the University of Connecticut football team, a Division 1 program that uses its $91.2 million facility spring through fall.
In the winter months, snow blankets the grass field while the bleachers, quiet and empty, keep vigil over the 40,000-capacity stadium.
But this year, a new sport has taken over Rentschler Field, a sport that thrives in the biting wind and frigid temperatures of early February.

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Two Housy wrestlers medal in Berkshire League tournament

FALLS VILLAGE — Housatonic Valley Regional High School wrestlers competed in the Berkshire League Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, Feb.12, at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, Conn.
Coaches Tom Medonis and Mike Spadaccini only seeded four wrestlers but still managed first-, second- and fourth-place finishes from their sparce squad.
Dominic Ghi, wrestling 119 pounds, started his finals match by quickly taking Oliver Wolcott Technical School’s Derrick Lopes down and putting him to his back for a quick four-point margin.

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Boys golf places second at match

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School boys golf team played a match on Monday, May 21, at Stonybrook golf club in Litchfield, a par 35 course.
Housatonic beat Litchfield High School 200 to 210, and lost to Thomaston/Wamogo 180 to 200.
Scores for Housatonic players were: Dylan McGarry 47, James Huften 48, Ryan Cunningham 52 and Nick Camardi 53.
The team’s record so far this season is 4-11 in the Berkshire League and 5-16 overall.

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