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The Who’sCTEKS (FIRST Robotics Team 716 from Housatonic Valley Regional High School) took part in a New England district competition in Bedford, N.H., over the weekend of March 25 and 26.  

After playing in 12 qualifying matches, they were drafted into an alliance by the third-ranked team and ended up winning their quarterfinal and semifinal matches before losing in the finals.  

After a solid showing in Waterbury three weeks ago, the team hopes to qualify for the New England District Championship, held at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

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Lakeville Journal Sports

Lakeville Pony Club saddled up for show day

SALISBURY — As early at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept.25, girls in boots, breeches and blue blazers arrived at Riga Meadow Equestrian Center, ready to clear the frost off the tables and dig into breakfast. 

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MCW United football: Are you experienced?

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

FALLS VILLAGE — MCW United, the new co-op team consisting of members of Wamogo Regional High School, Oliver Wolcott Technical High School and Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS), played its first home game at HVRHS on Saturday, Sept. 24.
The visiting Bullard-Havens Technical High School (from Bridgeport) were simply too fast and too experienced for the MCW squad, however. The final score was 56-6 in favor of the visitors.

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Danger, thrills and polo at Mashomack

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PINE PLAINS — Family, friends, polo enthusiasts and first-time spectators lined the fields at Mashomack Polo Club on Sunday, Sept. 11, to watch the final match of the Tracey MacTaggart Polo Tournament.
The tournament opened on Friday, Aug. 26.
Hawk Hill took first place, edging out Tres 4s on the final match, 10 to 7.

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Eagle Scout project at Currie Sanctuary

KENT — The mountain trails of the John B. Currie Sanctuary came to life on Saturday, Aug. 20, with the sounds of power tools, shouts of communication and friendly chatter. Ashton Smith, 14, a Kent resident, was conducting a community service project as one of many qualifications to become an Eagle Scout.
His Boy Scout troop, Troop 44, is operated through the Church of Latter-Day Saints in Goshen, Conn., which serves parishioners from all over the Northwest Corner.

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‘Who doesn’t want to do sword fighting?’

Summer Fencing Camp

By Cynthia Hochswender
 
SALISBURY — As soon as the fencing events ended at the Rio Olympics, coaches Simon and Irene Gershon hopped on an airplane, returned to the United States — and headed straight for the Salisbury School, where they worked with more than a hundred young fencers, who were there for the summer program of New York City’s Fencers Club. 

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How much does voting affect public policies?

Why too many Americans don’t vote

Part 2 of 2
 

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Quietly, cubing continues to grow in popularity

SALISBURY — Connor Reid, 17, sat down last week to talk about his recent experience at the national cubing competition in Portland, Ore. 
Hosted by the WCA (World Cube Association), the U.S. national is the annual competition that attracts cube enthusiasts and competitors from across the country and the world. 

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Millbrook horse trials at Coole Park

MILLBROOK —   Even with the Olympics taking place in Rio the competition was strong at the Millbrook Horse Trials (MHT) held at Coole Park Farm in Amenia Aug. 4 to 7. By the end of the weekend nearly 470 horses and 400 riders from as far away as Texas, Pennsylvania, and Canada had completed the challenging horse trials that tests a horse and rider team in three different disciplines: dressage, cross-country jumping and stadium jumping.

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Sam Posey’s zen and the art of motorsport racing

SHARON — Down a lane on Sam Posey’s property is an unassuming green cottage housing two minds hard at work: a studio he shares with his wife, Ellen Griesedieck. 
One room holds sections of her mammoth American Mural Project, a Homeric salute to American iconography, innovation and heroism, which she toils on in brilliant color, perched on a ladder. 

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Sharon July bridge scores

SHARON — On July 20, there were five-and-a-half tables for duplicate bridge at St. Bernard’s Church. 
Playing six rounds of four board each, and using a bye table, North South pairs played 24 boards and East West pairs played 20, enduring a four-board sit-out. The average score was 48. 

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