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LIME ROCK — The 94th Round Hill Highland Games was held on Sunday, June 24, in the “highlands of Connecticut” at Lime Rock Park for the third year in a row.

The rain held until after the event was over, allowing for a sizable crowd to enjoy the day’s festivities. Because the event continues to grow and be a success, the Round Hill organization has confirmed it will hold the event at Lime Rock Park in 2019 on Sunday, June 23.

Highlights of the event included professional and amateur heavyweight competitions; piping and drumming competitions; children...

Lakeville Journal Sports

The excitement of Jumpfest will be Feb. 9 to 11

SALISBURY — The ski jumps are back again, at Satre Hill in Salisbury. 
From Feb. 9 to 11, The Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA) will present the highlight event of the winter: the much-loved Jumpfest weekend. 
It all began when Norwegian immigrant John Satre saw a group of children trying to ski off a roof in Salisbury at the home of Judge Don Warner. Satre saw them, politely asked, “Do you mind if I yump?” and the Salisbury ski jump festival was born.

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NW7 girls: 16 and counting

WINSTED — The Northwestern Regional 7 girls basketball team was riding high as February rolled in.
The Highlanders had won their first 16 games of the season and were number one in the state Class M tournament rankings. Of course, a lot has to happen yet, but Northwestern is only six games away from an unbeaten regular season and seems to be improving each game.

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Studio Lakeville, where dreams come true

LAKEVILLE — The eagerly awaited new iteration of Studio  Lakeville on Route 41 in Lakeville opened to the public on Friday, Feb. 2. The former firehouse has been lavishly renovated; it’s hard to believe that it was for many years the town’s firehouse.
The snug parking lot out front has been filled nearly constantly since then, with people taking classes; using equipment that ranges from free weights, treadmills and Cybex equipment to a squat cage; and inquiring about fees and schedules. 

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Bridge match in Sharon

SHARON — There were four full tables for duplicate bridge at St. Bernard’s Church on Jan. 31. Using the modified Mitchell movement with a bye table between tables two and three and sharing the boards between tables one and four on each round, we played six boards a round, for four rounds, 24 boards in total. The average score was 36. 

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Running for a cause

Max Klomp, an exchange student from Germany who is attending Housatonic Valley Regional High School, joined the field of 3,000 participants in the Run for Refugees in New Haven on Sunday, Feb. 4, to benefit Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS). Running with him was HVRHS Social Studies Teacher John Lizzi.

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Too much of a good thing for NW 7 boys is … a good thing

WINSTED— Northwestern Regional 7 boys basketball coach Doug Sebach has a nice problem: He almost has too many good players.
But he’s not complaining. That situation is why Sebach can use nine players during games and not see any drop-off in effort and production on both ends of the court.
Northwestern was unbeaten in the Berkshire League (11-0) at mid-season, with the team’s only loss a 3-point defeat at the hands of Pomperaug in a non-league battle early in the campaign.

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The Final Football Takedown

Super Bowl LII between the Philadephia Eagles and the New England Patriots will take place on Sunday, Feb. 4, in Minnesota. Here is Coach Doug Richardson’s thoughtful Super Bowl pick, and reporter Patrick Sullivan’s pointlessly contrarian response.
Doug’s Pick

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Basket!

The Northwestern Regional 7 girls basketball team has had an outstanding season, helped by players such as senior Addie Hester, number 14 in photo above, who contributed to the teams 42-18 victory over Litchfield on Jan. 26. For an update on the team’s season, and a report on the boys outstanding season as well, turn to Page A5.

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Tower of power

Emily Geyselaers powered her way through a group of opponents from Nonnewaug during a Housatonic home game on Friday, Jan. 19. Housatonic dominated the game, ending with a final score of 48-29.

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There’s ice indoors, too

Goalie Matt Murray flicked the puck away from the goal during a match on Friday, Jan. 19, between Housatonic and the combined team from Suffield/Granby/Windsor Locks on the ice at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville. The visiting team won, 3-1.

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