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MILLERTON — Richard Collins of Lakeville is known to most of his friends as Dick and is known to the former nurses and other Sharon Hospital staff he worked with during his medical career more formally as Dr. Collins. 

The retired doctor now has a new title to add to his list. This year, he earned the rank of Silver Life Master in bridge. 

Collins plays with the Millerton Bridge Club at the North East Millerton Library Annex. The group meets every Friday at 12:45 p.m. and welcomes players from throughout the Tri-state area.

He said bridge has been a...

Lakeville Journal Sports

Old meets new in Sharon and everyone wins

SHARON — The town of Sharon has refused to let go of summer and was awarded a gold medal Saturday, Sept. 23, for the ever-more-popular car show at Christ Church Episcopal. 
Twenty cars assembled on the grassy roadside across from the church. They ranged in age from a 1912 Stanley Steamer to a 1969 Porsche. 
Every entry was a significant and interesting part of automotive history. 
A standout was Sam Posey’s 1955 Mercedes Benz 300sl Gullwing brought by his son, John. 

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Predictions

This week, it’s New England at the New York Jets on Sunday, Oct. 15.
Doug’s Pick

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Mountaineer Week in Review

FALLS VILLAGE — On Sept. 25, Housatonic Valley Regional High School field hockey won, 4-0, at home. Goals were scored by Molly Menniges (1), Jada Wilson (1) and Hope Aragi (2). 
JV boys soccer lost, 7-2, in a scrimmage against Hotchkiss. JV football lost to Cheney Tech, 31-6. Jacob Simonds had two sacks and six tackles. 
JV boys soccer went on to win against Gilbert on Sept. 26. Ian Danforth-Gold (2), Ivan Pascasio (1) and Max Klomp (1) scored in the 4-1 game. Jacob Sheltra had three saves and Daniel Zapata-Bonett had two saves in goal. 

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Predictions

This week, it’s the Steelers versus the Ravens. Housatonic Valley Regional High School football coach and teacher Doug Richardson faces off against Lakeville Journal Senior Reporter Patrick L. Sullivan.
Doug’s Pick

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Hockey season opens, plus volleyball, football, soccer

FALLS VILLAGE —  The Housatonic Valley Regional High School field hockey team opened their season on Sept. 18 with an away game at Litchfield. Even though the game ended in a 1-0 loss, a solid performance was given by Jada Wilson, Hope Aragi and Cande Quenan Daneri.  The team lost to Hotchkiss on Sept. 20, 2-1. Jada Wilson scored her first goal of the season.  Strong performances were given by Zyaja Huggan, Hope Carlson and Myah Baird. Annabelle Kovacs had seven saves in goal.  

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Horse-mad about you, Pony Club

SALISUBRY — To a casual observer, one who might be familiar with the gaits walk, trot and cantor, but would be at a loss to define racking, the 60th Annual Lakeville Open Horse Show at Riga Meadow Equestrian Center might have appeared to have had a timeless quality to its proceedings. 

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A chance to do hot laps and see trails

NORFOLK — The Norfolk Land Trust held its fourth annual 5k and 10k race on Sunday, Sept. 24. Both races started on a Land Trust trail at 15 Lovers Lane. The 5k race was held on the trust’s Barbour Woods trail. It was an exceptionally warm late September day, with highs reaching almost 90 degrees.
According to the Trust’s trail guide, the trail once belonged to Frederick Shepard in the 1900s.Alison Barbour Fox donated the trail to the trust in 1998.
The 10k race included a portion of the Barbour Woods trail and a trail over Haystack Mountain.

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Rolling steel on a hot autumn day

More than 1,000 people came to the Falls Village Truck Pull at the Recreation Center on Sunday, Sept. 24, to watch as drivers in several different classes of vehicles pulled the Dirt Commander II sled along the track. Food vendors did a brisk business, and people relaxed in the summer-like weather on the hillside behind the town pool.

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Cross-county, football, soccer and volleyball roundup

FALLS VILLAGE — Housatonic cross-country opened its season on Sept. 12 with an away meet at Northwestern with Shepaug. Freshmen Charlotte Clulow and Brooke Stampfle finished number one and two in the 1-point loss to Northwestern. The team traveled to Simsbury on Sept. 16 for the Stratton Brook Invitational. Brooke Stampfle received a medal for her 25th finish out of  62 runners.

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Predictions

This week, it’s the New England Patriots versus the Houston Texans.
Pink’s Pick
Pink was on vacation this week and did not send in a pick.
Doug’s Pick
When New England restored order to the football universe last Sunday by spanking the Saints, 36-20, a grateful Patriots nation breathed a sigh of relief and chalked up the Week One embarrassment to Kansas City as another minor aberration that will mean nothing by playoff time.

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