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The Who’sCTEKS (FIRST Robotics Team 716 from Housatonic Valley Regional High School) took part in a New England district competition in Bedford, N.H., over the weekend of March 25 and 26.  

After playing in 12 qualifying matches, they were drafted into an alliance by the third-ranked team and ended up winning their quarterfinal and semifinal matches before losing in the finals.  

After a solid showing in Waterbury three weeks ago, the team hopes to qualify for the New England District Championship, held at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

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Lakeville Journal Sports

Early wins in winter season

FALLS VILLAGE — The winter season opened a positive note. On Tuesday, Dec. 13, the girls varsity basketball team started their season off with a win on the road against Wamogo, 53-34. Emily Geyselaers led the scoring with 13 points, followed by Captains Chloe Dakers with 12 and Amanda Jacquier with 11. A strong defense led by Caroline Hurlburt and Olivia Forstmann kept the Wamogo offense in check. Alison Holmes contributed off the bench with six points. 

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Bridge scores reported for Nov. 30 play

SHARON — On Nov. 30, there were six full tables for duplicate bridge at St. Bernard’s Church. Playing five boards a round, and with a skip after three rounds, all pairs played 25 boards. The average score was 50. 
For North South pairs, in first with a phenomenal score of 71.33 points (71.33 percent) were Kerry Noble and Dave Webber; in second with 57.13 points (57.13 percent) were Emily and Billy Saster, and in third with 51.13 points (51.33 percent) were Edie Ells and Harry Hall. 

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Gifts that will bring joy to a beloved fly-fisherman

It’s time for holiday giving! And you know what that means!

It’s time to go into a fly shop with a big target painted on your forehead and buy stuff you don’t understand for someone who won’t use it!

So let us take a step back from the abyss and consider what will likely be useful for the fly-fisherman on your list.

The top item has to be waders. Modern waders are a far cry from the rubber pants of yesteryear, but they still wear out.

Fall awards night held

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School Fall Sports Awards were presented on Tuesday, Nov. 29. 

Boys Soccer

Most Valuable: Scott Dignacco and Johan Diaz

Most Improved: Dante Maddock

Sportsmanship: Donovan McCray

Tyburski (outstanding Freshmen): Lucas Calhoun

Girls Soccer

Most Valuable: Lauren Segalla, Amanda Jacquier, Grace Lancto, Chloe Dakers, Angela Tabor

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Anyone can curl, at the Norfolk Curling Club

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NORFOLK —  The Norfolk Curling Club held its third annual Wine on Ice fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 5, to raise funds for the club’s operations.

The club was founded in 1956, and has been in operation continuously since then, except for the two years it was shut down after two arsonists burned down the original clubhouse in 2011.

The club raised enough funds to build a new clubhouse, which opened in 2013. 

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Seasons end, tournaments begin

FALLS VILLAGE — This past week saw three Mountaineer teams complete their seasons with state tournament appearances.
The varsity volleyball team won their first-round game against Cheney Tech on Monday, Nov. 7. Marge Riccardelli (10 kills and 2 aces) and Megan Baldesseri (10 kills and 1 ace) led the team to the 3-0 victory. The team traveled to Griswold for their second-round game but unfortunately ended their season with a 3-0 loss.

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Steamrollers go undefeated

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NORTH CANAAN — The Steamrollers finished a spectacular undefeated season with a victory over Rumsey Hall on Friday night, Nov. 4, under the lights at The Hotchkiss School. The score was 28-6.
The elementary school regional football team holds practices at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. The private Salisbury School and Hotchkiss hosted the team’s two home games, last Friday and the week before.

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Record turnout for 22nd annual Special Olympics swim-a-thon

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LAKEVILLE — The Hotchkiss School hosted its 22nd annual swim-a-thon to benefit the Northwest Connecticut Special Olympics swim team, on Sunday, Nov. 6. Organizer Keith Moon said that 217 swimmers came out to raise funds by swimming, topping the previous record for participation of 202.
“That number included students from Hotchkiss, Kent, Indian Mountain, Salisbury Central, and Litchfield High School, as well as 12 members of the Northwest Connecticut Special Olympics swim team.”

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The Hall of Fame Class of 2016

FALLS VILLAGE — The Class of 2016 was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Housatonic Valley Regional High School on Sunday, Nov. 6. 
The class includes Dr. Donald Meuten, Class of 1966, Roger Thompson, Class of 1953, Dena Kenny Solan, Class of 1973, Jamie Baker Higgins, Class of 1994, Robbin Segalla Gomez, Class of 1986, Sarah Perotti Young, Class of 1999, Jonathan Costa, Class of 1980, Cara Bayersdorfer Kenney, Class of 1994, Peter Cropsey Smith, Class of 1954, and Del Kinney Jr., Class of 1959.

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Housy celebrates seniors

As the fall athletics season comes to a close, many of the Mountaineer teams celebrated Senior Day during the past week. 
Boys soccer recognized their nine seniors before their under-the-lights game against Thomaston on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Unfortunately the team lost 4-1, with Johan Diaz scoring the lone goal. 
Field hockey congratulated their two seniors on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Jada Wilson (2) and Maddie Sheldon (2) scored in the 8-4 loss to Litchfield. Goalie Olivia O’Neill had eight saves. 

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