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SHARON — The town of Sharon has refused to let go of summer and was awarded a gold medal Saturday, Sept. 23, for the ever-more-popular car show at Christ Church Episcopal. 

Twenty cars assembled on the grassy roadside across from the church. They ranged in age from a 1912 Stanley Steamer to a 1969 Porsche. 

Every entry was a significant and interesting part of automotive history. 

A standout was Sam Posey’s 1955 Mercedes Benz 300sl Gullwing brought by his son, John. 

Bill Braislin’s 1948 Mercury convertible and Brad and...

Lakeville Journal Sports

For first time in years, excellent water levels for race

CORNWALL — The rainy weather created near perfect conditions for the weekend’s Covered Bridge Slalom race on the Housatonic River. Practice runs were held on Saturday, May 20, and the competition itself was Sunday, May 21. The race is part of the New England Slalom Series.

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Ups and downs for HVRHS tennis

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School boys tennis team (7-6)  was defeated 4-1 by Nonnewaug (13-0) in a home match on Wednesday, May 10.
In singles, number 1 Jack Scarpa (H) was defeated by Andrew Ray  (N), 6-1, 4-6, 10-8; number 2 singles Dylan Kachur (N)  defeated James Jimenez (H),  6-0, 6-0 ; and number 3 German Sharabok (H) was defeated by Jacob Matta (N), (H) 6-0, 6-1.

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Hundred Days

State ultimate championship Saturday

LAKEVILLE — On Saturday, May 13, more than 400 athletes on 29 teams representing 25 Connecticut schools will meet on the fields at The Hotchkiss School to determine who will be the state champions in their sport. The sport is called ultimate. (Just “ultimate”; “Frisbee” is a trademark.)
Tournament director and Hotchkiss coach David Thompson said one of the best features of ultimate is its inclusiveness.

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HVRHS falls to Litchfield in tennis, 3-2, at home

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School boys tennis team (6-4)  was defeated by Litchfield (10-1) with a score of 3-2 in a home match on Thursday, May 4.
In singles, number 1 Jack Scarpa (H) was defeated by Charlie Shanks (L) 6-0, 6-0; number 2 singles Miles Chapman (L) defeated James Jimenez (H) 6-2, 6-2; and number 3 German Sharabok (H) was defeated by Ryan Garden (L) 6-2, 6-4.

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And this, gentlemen, is how it’s done

KENT — Famed fly-fisherman Aaron Jasper (who normally lives and fishes in New Jersey) came to the Northwest Corner to teach a one-day clinic through Housatonic River Outfitters in Cornwall Bridge. After visiting several spots during the day on Saturday, May 6, the fishermen ended up at Kent Falls — where Jasper almost immediately nabbed a wild brook trout (“You can tell it’s wild by looking at its fins,” he said).
He caught the brookie using a nymph rod with a 10-foot 4 weight and a stone fly.
— Cynthia Hochswender

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Sharon Classic: It never rained

SHARON — Richard Grudzwick, 21, from New Milford, Conn., was the first-place winner in the 32nd annual Sharon Classic Road Race on Saturday, May 6, with a time of 27:04.30.  His time did not break the record set in 2015 by Amos Sang of Chicopee, Mass.; he finished the 5-mile course in 24:38.
The first female finisher was Annmarie Tuxbury, 23, from New Hartford, Conn., who crossed the finish line with a time of 30:15.27. The record for a female runner was set by  Askale Merachi of Ethiopia in 2013, with a time of 28:28.

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Flying high

Colby Harrington, left, and Dale Palmer, right, competed in the Housatonic Valley Regional High School-Lewis Mills track meet April 26. Lewis Mills won both the boys and girls events. 

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Infield flyer

Housatonic Valley Regional High School varsity baseball beat Litchfield High School, 3-2, in a home game on Saturday, April 22. Jacob Shpur  leapt to snag a ball batted down the third-base line.

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Car dealer donates to Northwest YMCA

NORTH CANAAN — The Northwest YMCA (which has a branch in North Canaan) received a $70,400 donation from Center Subaru in Torrington at an event on Thursday, March 30.
According to company marketing director Kim Bourke, funds for the donation were raised from a sales campaign that was held from November to January.
As part of a national campaign, the Subaru corporation donated $250 from every new car sale to a local charity; Center Subaru matched the donation.
In total, Center Subaru and the corporation raised $70,400 for the Northwest YMCA.

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