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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

Bridge results in Sharon

On Aug. 16 there were five full tables for duplicate bridge at St. Bernard’s Church in Sharon. Using the Mitchell Movement with five boards a round and playing five rounds, each pair played 25 boards with no sit-outs and no skips. The average score was 50. 

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Vintage car parade to benefit Corner Pantry

LIME ROCK — In 2011, when Lime Rock Park President Skip Barber first had staffers organize a parade of vintage sports cars and race cars through Lakeville and Salisbury on the Thursday prior to the long Labor Day weekend, the idea was simply to have a fun, community involved kick-off to the “Historic Festival” weekend, a Northwest Corner fixture for 35 years. 
In addition to the festival competitors, local people who owned sports cars — models from the mid-1970s and older — were encouraged to enter the parade at no charge.

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Can you out swim/bike/run a Naval Academy athlete? (Probably not)

SHARON — By exactly 8 a.m. on Saturday Aug. 12, coffee had long ago been brewed, breakfast eaten and leisurely routines left behind as 62 competitors lined up on the sand at the Sharon town beach on Mudge Pond. After taking a year off due to low sign-ups, the Sharon Sprint Triathlon returned with roaring enthusiasm and perfect weather (another boon to the Sharon Parks and Recreation Commission, whose Arts & Crafts Fair last weekend just narrowly escaped the predicted storms). 

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Bridge results in Sharon

SHARON — On Aug. 9 there were six full tables for duplicate bridge at St. Bernard’s Church on New Street. Playing four boards a round for six rounds, all East West pairs played all North South pairs, with each pair playing 24 boards. The average score was 60. 
For North South pairs, in first with 67 points (55.83 percent) were Kay and Fred Joseph; in second with 66.5 points (55.52 percent) were Emily and Billy Saster, and in third with 64 points (53.33 percent ) were Marian and Carr Ferguson. 

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Elite riders compete at Millbrook Horse Trials

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In spite of thunderstorm warnings and a torrential downpour on Thursday, Aug. 3, the annual Millbrook Horse Trials at Coole Park Farm were once again exciting and well-attended. 
A total of 437 horses, from as far away as Florida, Michigan and Canada, competed in the four-day event. Some owners brought a  single horse, others brought as many as nine. 
Competition was in categories ranging from dressage to cross-country to stadium jumping.

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Housy girls make it to hoops finals

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Girls Summer Basketball League succumbed to the Northwestern Summer League in the second round of the finals tournament, losing 27-24 on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the Torrington Armory.
The coaches were Bob Segalla and Tom Olownia. The team only lost one game during regular season play, ending with a record of 10-3 (including the tournament games).
— Tom Brown
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Bridge Scores

SHARON — There were six full tables for duplicate bridge on July 19 at St. Bernard’s Church in Sharon. The average score was 60. 
For North South pairs, in first with 74.5 points (62.08 percent) were Pat Konecky and Bob Putz; in second with 68 points (56.67 percent) were Stephen Feld and Peter Hollander, and in third with 63.5 points (52.97 percent) were Emily and Billy Saster. 

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Everyone was a winner at annual Rail Ride

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Millerton teemed with cyclists on Sunday, July 30, for the sixth annual Harlem Valley Rail Ride.
According to event co-manager Beth Katz, one of the goals of the ride is to bring awareness of cycling to the region. Additionally, it helps raise funds to support the Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association (HVRTA), American Legion Post 178 and the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. 

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U16 baseball team state champions

The Northwest Orioles U16 baseball team is the state champion, following a victory at the state championship tournament in Waterbury, Conn., on July 15 and 16.
The team then went on to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament in Brooklyn, N.Y., on July 20 to 22.  
Aiding the Orioles were players Caleb Shpur,drafted from the Connecticut Outlaws, and Zack Lerner, drafted from Overlook. 

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Bridge results in Sharon

SHARON — There were six full tables for duplicate bridge on July 19 at St. Bernard’s Church in Sharon. The average score was 60. 
For North South pairs, in first with 74.5 points (62.08 percent) were Pat Konecky and Bob Putz; in second with 68 points (56.67 percent) were Stephen Feld and Peter Hollander, and in third with 63.5 points (52.97 percent) were Emily and Billy Saster. 

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