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FALLS VILLAGE — This year’s Housatonic Valley Regional High School Track and Field team had a delayed start because of the weather. 

“We didn’t get onto the track until 10 days into the season because of the snow,” Head Coach Gary Davis said. 

This season he was assisted by Tyler Burdick and Alan Lovejoy. 

Davis said that the team had some great individual performances this season and also had some promising freshmen.

The boys’ team was 1-8 this season. 

“The record isn’t really...

Lakeville Journal Sports

Sharon Fire Department hosts third Adult Soap Box Derby

A viewer’s guide

SHARON —The third annual Adult Soap Box Derby races into scenic Sharon Valley this Saturday, July 23, at Veterans Field in the scenic Sharon Valley.
For the past two years, the Sharon Volunteer Fire Department has been host to the most interesting racing the area has to offer. A true do-it-yourself challenge for adults, it borders on foolish but is such highly contagious fun and is so outrageously entertaining that organizers anticipate record numbers for both spectators and entries, making this (we hope) one of the largest single-day events in the fire department’s 122-year history.

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‘Ride It If You Can’

Fitch’s Corner Horse Trials this weekend
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MILLBROOK — There are horse trials and then there is Fitch’s Corner Horse Trials. Their slogan is Ride It If You Can. Competitors know that the courses are challenging — and spectators know that makes for exciting sport.

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Poughkeepsie driver wins Northeast Grand Prix

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LIME ROCK — National racing came to the Northwest Corner last weekend as Lime Rock Park hosted the American Le Mans Series Northeast Grand Prix.
The Le Mans races last two hours, 45 minutes on tracks throughout the United States and Canada. Lime Rock is the shortest, and some say most difficult, track on the schedule, at1.5 miles with eight turns.
Thirty-one cars competed with teams of two drivers. Practice and qualifying races were held Friday, July 8, and the main race took off Saturday, July 9.

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Wets or slicks?

How rain impacts racing

LIME ROCK — Early Friday morning, July 8, before the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) qualifiers, the rain came down.

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Adult Soap Box Derby returns to Sharon July 23

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SHARON — The Sharon Fire Department will host its third annual adult soap box derby, on Saturday, July 23, at Veteran’s Field, Sharon Station Road. Registration is open from 7 to 10:30 a.m.
All drivers are required to attend a meeting that will begin at 10:30 a.m. The race starts at 11 a.m.
The derby is only open to drivers 21 and over. It’s a do-it-yourself competition. Entrants must build the cars themselves, and can not use kits. Complete rules can be downloaded at www.sharonfiredept.org/files.html.

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Sharon bridge scores

SHARON — On July 6 there were nine-and-a-half tables for duplicate bridge at Good Neighbors on Low Road in Sharon. We decided to play three boards a round and then, when the clock showed us it was time to go, just cut off the game. As a result we played only nine rounds and not 10. At that, we played 27 boards.The average was 108. There was a three-board sit out for the East West pairs.

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Blue and Gold basketball at Housy

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FALLS VILLAGE — As part of the Blue and Gold summer sports program, Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) hosted a basketball camp for students who will enter grades five to nine in the fall. The week-long camp ended on July 8. Eight students participated, from Cornwall, Sharon, New York City and Sheffield, Mass.
This year’s girls and boys basketball camps are finished for the summer and football camp ends July 15. A boys wrestling camp runs from July 25 to 29, coached by Tom Medonis.

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Lakeville native drafted by MLB

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LAKEVILLE — The Tampa Bay Rays picked Lakeville native Brooks Belter in the Major League Baseball draft, on June 7, for their Hudson Valley Renegades farm team, part of the New York-Penn League. The 6-foot 2-inch 205-pound right-handed pitcher was chosen in the 25th round and was number 780 in the draft. Belter is the son of Jim and Mindy Belter. Last month, he graduated from Occidental College in Southern California with a major in economics. “I was surprised to be picked on the second day of the draft,” he said in a phone interview with The Lakeville Journal.

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Swimming lessons at the Grove

LAKEVILLE — The town Grove offers a variety of swimming lessons to children of different ages.
Some classes include a mommy and me class, a parent and tot class, a 4-year-old class and a 5-year-old class.
Classes run from Monday to Friday with start times between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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Harlem Valley Rail Ride rolls into Millerton

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MILLERTON — Cyclists who have been watching the televised coverage of the Tour de France this week are no doubt itching to hit the area hills themselves, suited up and surrounded by a large pack of other enthusiasts.

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