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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.

Winners in three age groups qualified for the sectional competition that will be held in Enfield on June 3.  The age 7-8 division will be represented by Dennis Nestler; the 9-10...

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NORTH CANAAN — Lakeville native Andy Williams has a new sports program, “Simply Sports,” on CATV-6. The first show was recorded on Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the CATV-6 studio at Geer Village in North Canaan. Williams stopped by The Lakeville Journal office in Falls Village afterward.
He said the idea for the show began after last year’s dramatic comeback win by the New England Patriots in the  Super Bowl.

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Outdoor ice skating

BARKHAMSTED — Barkhamsted’s outdoor ice skating rink opened on Monday, Jan. 1. It is located behind the parking lot at Barkhamsted Elementary School, 65 Ripley Hill Road.
Barkhamsted Lions Club President Rejean Labrie said that the club organizes the rink along with the town and the Pleasant Valley and Riverton fire departments.

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Snags the ball

Caroline Hurburt grabbed a rebound during a game at Housatonic Valley Regional High School against Wamogo on Saturday, Jan. 6. Housatonic won the nailbiter with a final score of 29-28.

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Bridge results in Sharon

SHARON — There were six full tables on Dec. 20. Playing four boards a round, with six rounds, 24 boards were in play. The average score was 60. 
For North South pairs in first with 70.5 points (58.75 percent) were Gail and Alan Gamble; in second with 68.5 points (57.08 percent) were Stephen Feld and Peter Hollander, and in third with 66.5 points 55.42 percent) were Warren White and Harry Hall. 

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Housy Hoops record now 2-1

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housy Hoops travel basketball team is now 2-1 for the season. 
Coach Kevin Wiggins reported that the team played Dec. 16 away and defeated Granby, 43-39.
The following day the team played New Hartford at home and lost, 40-47.
The players this year, all of whom are in the seventh and eighth grades, come from North Canaan, Salisbury, Kent, Sharon and the Indian Mountain School in Lakeville.
All 13 players participated, Wiggins said.

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Football Takedown

This week, HVRHS football coach Doug Richardson and Lakeville Journal Senior Reporter Patrick L. Sullivan share their predictions for the upcoming game between the Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints, which will be on Sunday, Dec.24.
Doug’s Pick

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For three HVRHS women, a chance to play team hockey

FALLS VILLAGWE — Three female Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) hockey players will have the opportunity to represent their school this winter, now that the Mountaineers have become part of a co-op team with Suffield, Ellington, Granby and Enfield.
During prior winters, the three athletes — Molly Dowd, Genevieve Bushey and Ana Tittmann — played on junior and club teams. Last year, they played together on the Connecticut Northern Lights, which competed against high school teams across Connecticut.

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Strong start for Housy Hoops

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housy Hoops travel basketball team started its season with an away win against Bristol on Saturday, Dec. 2. The final score was 44-37.
The team is starting off strong, according to Coach Kevin Wiggins, in part due to an influx of talent from more regional towns than has been the case in the past.
The players this year, all of whom are in the seventh and eighth grades, come from North Canaan, Salisbury, Kent, Sharon and the Indian Mountain School in Lakeville.
“Our team is growing!” Wiggins said.

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Mountaineer Week in Review

The 2017 Housatonic Valley Regional High School Fall Sports Awards ceremony was held Tuesday, Nov. 28. 
Certificates and varsity letters were given to team members. Two new JV awards were given out: Most Improved and the Stevenson Award. The Stevenson Award is given to a member of a JV team who embodies the traits and sportsmanship of long-time coach Marge Stevenson Hicks. Mrs. Stevenson Hicks passed away in January. 
Boys soccer
Most Valuable: Johan Diaz and Calvin O’Connor
Most Improved: Nick Winburn

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Football Takedown

This week, HVRHS football coach Doug Richardson and Lakeville Journal Senior Reporter Patrick L. Sullivan share their predictions for the upcoming game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Philadelphia Eagles. 
Doug’s Pick

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