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The unusually high water levels in the Houstonic River have tempted paddlers to try their skill. Over the weekend both a kayaker and a river boarder were out near Bull’s Bridge in Kent. Visitors are reminded that the water is extremely dangerous at this height and speed and only very experienced paddlers should  venture out.

 

Lakeville Journal Sports

Student-built cars at Lime Rock Park

FALLS VILLAGE — Students from high schools across Connecticut gathered at Lime Rock Park to race electric cars that they had built from scratch at their schools. The Connecticut Electrathon was on Friday, May 18.
Students drove the cars on one  of the smaller tracks located in the in-field area at Lime Rock. Each school had one designated driver for their car. All the drivers raced on the track at the same time. However, the drivers did not race against each other.

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Middle-schoolers on track

FALLS VILLAGE — Middle school students from Region One gathered at Housatonic Valley Regional High School for the regional track meet on Thursday, May 17.
Students from North Canaan Elementary, Salisbury Central, Sharon Center, Kent Center, Lee H. Kellogg and Cornwall Consolidated schools competed.

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Near-perfect season for HVRHS boys tennis

FALLS VILLAGE – The Housatonic Valley Regional High School boys tennis team hosted the Litchfield High School boys team on Tuesday, May 7. The Litchfield boys walked away victorious.
The two teams went into the game undefeated for the season. Both had records of 11 wins and zero losses. 
On Tuesday, Litchfield won four matches to one in a series of close battles with Housatonic.

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Summer roars to life at Lime Rock Park

LIME ROCK — We know the astronomical start of summer is the June solstice — determined by our tilted, orbiting planet and its distance from the sun, and is thus June 20, 21 or 22 depending on the year.

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Future baseball stars compete at HVRHS

FALLS VILLAGE — The Falls Village Recreation Commission held the local level competition for the national Pitch Hit and Run Contest (sponsored by Major League Baseball and Scotts Lawn Care) at Housatonic Valley Regional High School on Sunday, May 6.
Despite the rainy weather, eight young baseball players came out for the event and all excelled in the three phases of the competition.

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Sharon Classic remembers Rashkoff

SHARON — The winner of this year’s Sharon Classic Road Race, held on the first Saturday of May each year, was Thomas Porter, 27, of New Haven with a time of 26:54.62. This is Porter’s second time running the race.
The first female finisher this year was Samantha Glass, 21, who is a Goshen resident and a student at Yale University. Her time was 30:21.22.

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Gilbert race might as well be a ‘mudder’

WINSTED — By the time the third annual Blue and Gold 5K Fun Run started on Sunday, May 6, at The Gilbert School’s Van Why Field, rain was pouring down from a very gloomy sky and the temperature was in the upper 50s. 
Despite the weather, 35 runners took part in the event, which was a fundraiser for the school’s athletic program.
The race was held one day after the school’s fourth annual Blue and Gold Golf Tournament at Fairview Farm Golf Course in Harwinton, which was also a benefit for the school’s athletic department.

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Close game

The Northwestern Regional High School softball team played a nailbiter of a game at home on Wednesday, May 2, against Granby Memorial. The score was 0-0 until the bottom of the last inning, the 7th, when Northwestern Regional  scored and ended the game. Jana Sanden made a catch.
 

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Victory in a cloud of dust

Calvin O’Connor successfully stole second base in the Thursday, May 3, baseball home game at Housatonic Valley Regional High School against Litchfield. Housatonic won with a solid 10-1.

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Luring youngsters into a love of fly-fishing

LAKEVILLE — Students from Sharon Central School met with Trout Unlimited’s (TU) Tracy Brown and TU volunteers for habitat improvement activities and an introduction to fly-fishing along the Salmon Kill in Salisbury on Tuesday, April 24.
Wonder of wonders in this cold, wet spring: The weather was pleasant.
So the students were able to conduct their planting, “eco art” and mapping activities in comfort.

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