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SHARON — By exactly 8 a.m. on Saturday Aug. 12, coffee had long ago been brewed, breakfast eaten and leisurely routines left behind as 62 competitors lined up on the sand at the Sharon town beach on Mudge Pond. After taking a year off due to low sign-ups, the Sharon Sprint Triathlon returned with roaring enthusiasm and perfect weather (another boon to the Sharon Parks and Recreation Commission, whose Arts & Crafts Fair last weekend just narrowly escaped the predicted storms). 

With an early-morning crowd of spectators and with sunlight glinting off Mudge Pond’s...

Lakeville Journal Sports

Coaching, team spirit bring Housy girls to number one

FALLS VILLAGE —Walking up to the Housatonic girls basketball team is more like meeting a family than a competitive high school sports team. With just over 10 players on the varsity team, “Everyone is really close,” according to junior Olivia Forstmann. Emily Geyselaers chimed in,  “It really helps that we can trust each other, we build each other up instead of break each other down.”  

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Danger in the coal pit

The upper Housatonic River valley brims with defunct ore mines, abandoned blast furnaces, forgotten lime kilns and, scattered hither and beyond on our hillsides, the remains of several thousand outdoor charcoal hearths, recognizable to the keen eye for their round, raised earthen platforms and dearth of tree growth (excepting birch, which doesn’t mind the pyrolitic acid in the soil). If you find one hearth, you’ll find more nearby. 
Charcoal was labor intensive and one of the most expensive aspects of iron processing here.

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Girls basketball holds onto number one ranking

FALLS VILLAGE — Girls varsity basketball remained ranked number one  in Class S with wins against Wamogo and Terryville last week.  
On Wednesday, Jan. 18, the Lady Mountaineers won, 34-21, against Wamogo at home with Chloe Dakers scoring 12 points followed by Amanda Jacquier (8) and Emily Geyselaers and Caroline Hurlburt (4) each.  

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Staying warm in old New England

Staying warm in old New England

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Mountaineer Week in Review 1-19-17

FALLS VILLAGE — This winter is proving to be a great season to be a Mountaineer. 

Girls basketball

The girls varsity basketball team is currently ranked no. 1 in Class S with a record of 10-1. The team won all three league games this past week, including a huge upset against rival Lewis Mills. 

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Housatonic teams fight hard in season openers

The boys basketball teams opened the 2016-17 season at home against Thomaston on Dec. 20. In the 92-63 loss, nine varsity players scored with Ayden Zucco (16), Jacob Shpur (11) and Troy Brazee (10) leading in points. 
During the JV game, it was a total team effort in the 68-37 win, with all 16 players seeing time on the court and 13 scoring points. Eli Brinson led the team with 13 points followed by Troy Brazee (8), Evan Miller (7), Briceson Berry (7) and Zachary Ongley (7). 

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Early wins in winter season

FALLS VILLAGE — The winter season opened a positive note. On Tuesday, Dec. 13, the girls varsity basketball team started their season off with a win on the road against Wamogo, 53-34. Emily Geyselaers led the scoring with 13 points, followed by Captains Chloe Dakers with 12 and Amanda Jacquier with 11. A strong defense led by Caroline Hurlburt and Olivia Forstmann kept the Wamogo offense in check. Alison Holmes contributed off the bench with six points. 

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Bridge scores reported for Nov. 30 play

SHARON — On Nov. 30, there were six full tables for duplicate bridge at St. Bernard’s Church. Playing five boards a round, and with a skip after three rounds, all pairs played 25 boards. The average score was 50. 
For North South pairs, in first with a phenomenal score of 71.33 points (71.33 percent) were Kerry Noble and Dave Webber; in second with 57.13 points (57.13 percent) were Emily and Billy Saster, and in third with 51.13 points (51.33 percent) were Edie Ells and Harry Hall. 

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Gifts that will bring joy to a beloved fly-fisherman

It’s time for holiday giving! And you know what that means!

It’s time to go into a fly shop with a big target painted on your forehead and buy stuff you don’t understand for someone who won’t use it!

So let us take a step back from the abyss and consider what will likely be useful for the fly-fisherman on your list.

The top item has to be waders. Modern waders are a far cry from the rubber pants of yesteryear, but they still wear out.

Fall awards night held

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School Fall Sports Awards were presented on Tuesday, Nov. 29. 

Boys Soccer

Most Valuable: Scott Dignacco and Johan Diaz

Most Improved: Dante Maddock

Sportsmanship: Donovan McCray

Tyburski (outstanding Freshmen): Lucas Calhoun

Girls Soccer

Most Valuable: Lauren Segalla, Amanda Jacquier, Grace Lancto, Chloe Dakers, Angela Tabor

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