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It’s that time of year again, when fragrant hikers with long hair and large backpacks make their way through the Northwest Corner towns that have sections of the Appalachian Trail (AT). 

Of the 2,200 total miles of the trail (which begins in Georgia and ends in Maine), there are 51 miles in Connecticut, in the towns of Falls Village, Salisbury, Sherman (in the south, at the New York border), Sharon and Kent.

Much of the trail, of course, runs through forest, but there are several spots at which the hikers emerge, sometimes to walk on paved road until the trail...

Lakeville Journal Sports

Indicators of humanity’s future in the air

While we all get distracted by the body (im)politic there is a ton of news the major media people are not covering for you. Readers of this column will know I focus often on aviation since it tends to be a signpost for what are good — and bad — indicators of progress.

What the well-dressed angler will wear in the 2019 season

It may be jumping the gun a bit … but here is the Tackle Fondling edition of Tangled Lines for 2019.
If you fish small streams a lot, you might look into a pair of wading pants. These are the same as bootfoot chest waders except they stop at the waist. No straps to fiddle with, and subsequently a lot easier to get in and out of.
Obviously you can’t go in as deep as with full chest waders. But if you are creeping around little brook trout streams, that is not a problem.

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Mountaineer Week in Review

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic girls basketball team continued its winning streak, with wins against Nonnewaug and Northwestern in the Berkshire League Tournament.  
Caroline Hurlburt led the team with 14 points in the tournament Semifinal game against Nonnewaug on Feb. 18.  Sydney Segalla had 12 points and Madelynn Olownia had 8 in the 52-21 win.  

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Crushing first-round win for girls in state tourney

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) Mountaineers  girls basketball team cruised past Ellis Tech in the first round of the Class S state girls basketball tournament Monday night, Feb. 25, with a lopsided 43-15 win at HVRHS.
From the outset it was apparent that Ellis Tech, the 31st seed in the 32-team tournament, was in trouble.
The Mountaineers got their offense going with two quick passes from guard Christina Winburn to forward Caroline Hurlburt under the basket for the first two baskets of the game.

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No icicles on their sneakers

Nearly 300 competitors in the 35th annual Polar Bear Run, a 7.6 mile course, circled Lake Waramaug and passed through New Milford, Washington and Kent on Sunday, Feb. 24. See story, Shorts and singlets in the snow and cold at the Polar Bear Run.

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HVRHS wins BL, moves on to state tourney

FALLS VILLAGE -- The Housatonic Valley Regional High School girls basketball team continued its winning ways Friday night, Feb. 22, winning the Berkshire League tournament with a 45-37 victory over Northwestern (at Northwestern).

 

HVRHS girls advance to BL finals

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FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School girls basketball team handled Nonnewaug easily Tuesday night, Feb. 19, with a 52-21 victory.

The Mountaineers advanced to the Berkshire League tournament final against Northwestern, which will be on Friday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. at Northwestern in Winsted.

Northwestern survived a semi-final game against Gilbert, 35-33, also on Tuesday night.

Mountaineer Week in Review

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A tough, undefeated season

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School girls varsity basketball team sealed an undefeated, 18-0 regular season record in the Berkshire League with a 42-31 win vs. Terryville on Thursday, Feb. 14, and won their first match-up in the Berkshire League tournament against visiting Wamogo on Saturday, Feb. 16, 38-32.
The Mountaineers are 19-1 overall, with the only loss at New Fairfield in a non-BL game on Feb. 4. 

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Solid flight

Some cooperative weather, eager skiers and a supportive audience marked the 93rd edition of Salisbury Winter Sports Association’s Jumpfest last weekend. Story and another photo, see Stalwart SWSA crew pulls off Jumpfest despite weather.

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