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It’s that time of year again, when fragrant hikers with long hair and large backpacks make their way through the Northwest Corner towns that have sections of the Appalachian Trail (AT). 

Of the 2,200 total miles of the trail (which begins in Georgia and ends in Maine), there are 51 miles in Connecticut, in the towns of Falls Village, Salisbury, Sherman (in the south, at the New York border), Sharon and Kent.

Much of the trail, of course, runs through forest, but there are several spots at which the hikers emerge, sometimes to walk on paved road until the trail...

Lakeville Journal Sports

Mountaineer Week in Review

FALLS VILLAGE — The girls basketball team continued their winning streak with wins over Terryville and Shepaug. 
On Jan. 15 the girls traveled to Terryville. High scorers were Sydney Segalla (10), Caroline Hurlburt (10) and Sierra O’Niel (6). JV did not play due to Terryville’s inability to field a team. 

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Bagnall back on track at Stafford Motor Speedway

NORFOLK  — For longtime Norfolk resident Chris Bagnall, auto racing is in his blood.
“My father, Steve Bagnall, used to race at Lebanon Valley Speedway when I was young,” Bagnall said. “To me, he was cool. He raced in a 1967 Chevrolet El Camino from 1969 to 1974. I still have one of his first-place trophies.”

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Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — January 1919
CANAAN — Charles Dutcher has entered the employ of the William L. Gilbert Clock Co. in Winsted.
 
SALISBURY — Stanley Sherwood has given up his position in Torrington and is now employed at the Holley Mfg. Co.
 
CANAAN — A.P. Briggs has sold his livery business to Maurice Paviol, who has taken possession.
 

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Senior Grand National Championships in Norfolk

NORFOLK — Eighty curlers from 20 teams competed at the National Grand Curling Club of America’s Senior Mixed Championship Bonspiel at the Norfolk Curling Club, held from Thursday, Jan. 10, until Sunday, Jan 13.
Teams from five states participated, including teams from Philadelphia, Pa., Woodstock, Vt., Cape Cod, Mass., and Utica, N.Y. 
Due to the large number of players and teams, the competition began at 7 a.m. and continued until 11:30 p.m.

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Mountaineer Week in Review

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School girls basketball team started the New Year by continuing their winning streak. On Jan. 2, they won against Class M school Northwestern at home, 37-32. Sierra O’Niel scored the game high of 9 points, followed by Caroline Hurlburt with 9. 
The JV Girls team lost a tough game 39-17 with Hannah Gilpatric scoring 6 and Emma Walsh scoring 3. 

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Reaching for the hoop

HVRHS No. 20 Briceson Barry shot for a basket  while Gilbert’s No. 34 Juan Sarmiento tried to block. Gilbert ultimately prevailed, 78-65.

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Bridge results

Bridge results
SHARON — There  were four full tables on Jan. 2 for duplicate  bridge at St. Bernard’s Church.  
Using the Howell Movement, for eight pairs, we played four boards a round for six rounds, so we all played 24 boards. The average score was 36.  

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Ski jumping, then and now, in show

SALISBURY — An exhibit detailing the development and history of ski jumping in Salisbury is at the Academy Building on Main Street through Friday, Feb. 15.
There are a lot of photos of the Satre brothers (John, Magnus and Olaf), the Norwegian immigrants who got the snowball rolling in 1926.
And there are interesting notes, such as the presence of thousands of spectators in town for the National Ski Jumping Championships in 1952. 

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Curling seniors will compete at bonspiel Jan. 10-13

NORFOLK — This weekend, the National Grand Curling Club of America’s Senior Mixed Championship Bonspiel will be held at the Norfolk Curling Club.
The tournament will begin on Thursday, Jan. 10, and continue until Sunday, Jan. 13. Teams from 20 clubs will compete, including ones from New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts.

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Freshman Segalla scored 12 points

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Mountaineer winter season began with the girls basketball team playing their first game against out-of-league Immaculate on the road on Dec. 10. The varsity team won 39-33 with freshman Sydney Segalla scoring 12 points followed by seniors Madelynn Olownia (8) and Caroline Hurlburt (7).  

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