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The Northwest Connecticut Rod and Gun Club had its annual fishing derby on Sunday, May 21.

Organizer Holly Huntsaid “It was a gorgeous day, and 72 children showed up to fish.”

Among the girls, the winners were:

• Up to 5 years old:  Nevaeh Odell, 3, with a 13-inch trout

• 6-10 years old: Ryleigh Sprague, 9, with a 14 1/2-inch bass

• 11-15 years old: Morgan Sprague, 12, with a 15 3/4-inch bass

Among the boys, the winners were:

• Up to 5 years old: Lucas Wolfe, 3, with an 18 1/2-inch bass

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Lakeville Journal Sports

Chilly weather just made them run faster

LAKEVILLE — It was a brisk 50-degree morning on Sunday, Oct. 9. The grounds and air at The Hotchkiss School were saturated from the rain that had fallen the previous night and continued in the morning as a drizzle.
Normally, such conditions would discourage the idea of running for more than 3 miles. For the more than 150 people who participated in this year’s Bearcat 5K race, however, the weather was a minor irritant.

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For x-country runners, it’s all about team effort

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic boys cross-country team lost to Wamogo on Oct. 3, bringing their record to 0-8, but for them, races are not just about winning. 
Team captain Hunter Riley said that he is “happy as long as everyone achieves their personal best and is happy with what they do.” 

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At Morgan meeting, old friends & old cars

ANCRAM, N.Y. — Linda Eckler of Ancram and daughter Katie paused at the Saturday, Oct. 1, Autumn 2016 MOG (Morgan Owners Gathering) at the Hyde Hall National Historic Landmark on Otsego Lake, near Cooperstown, N.Y.  
The Eckler family owns Morgan Motors of New England, based in Ancram, which serves the Northeast Chapter (New England, New York and New Jersey) of the Morgan Sports Car Club.  

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Mountaineer Week in Review

FALLS VILLAGE — Junior varsity boys soccer at Housatonic Valley Regional High School won two out of their three games this week. On Tuesday, Oct. 4, the team won 4-1 against Wamogo with goals by Jack McAuliffe, Luke Mollica (two) and Caleb Thompson. 
The team lost 3-1 to Shepaug in a rescheduled game. Luke Mollica had the lone goal and Goalie Jacob Sheltra had three saves. The team ended the week with a 2-0 victory against Terryville on Friday, Oct. 7.

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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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