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The Who’sCTEKS (FIRST Robotics Team 716 from Housatonic Valley Regional High School) took part in a New England district competition in Bedford, N.H., over the weekend of March 25 and 26.  

After playing in 12 qualifying matches, they were drafted into an alliance by the third-ranked team and ended up winning their quarterfinal and semifinal matches before losing in the finals.  

After a solid showing in Waterbury three weeks ago, the team hopes to qualify for the New England District Championship, held at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

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Lakeville Journal Sports

Sunday softball is … casual

LAKEVILLE — A group of softball players convened Sunday morning, July 17, at Community Field.
They played catch, took batting practice and waited to see how many players would show up.
Andrew Schwartz, described as “our commissioner” by Doug Murray, said attendance is highly variable.

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Cycle group makes eight-day annual Greenway trip

KENT — Cyclists participating in the Heritage Ride 2016  stopped at the home of steel-and-bronze sculpture artist Denis Curtiss on Saturday, July 23. 
The riders had begun their eight-day journey that morning, at Weir Farm in Wilton, Conn. The ride ended at Curtiss’s home, Sculpturedale.

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Sunset Trot draws runners from across the state

SHARON — After failing to get the Sharon Sprint Triathlon off the ground this past June, Sharon was able to rebound with a great turnout at the Sharon Sunset Trot on Tuesday, July 12.
The race began at 6:30 p.m. and consisted of 4.1-mile loop near the Mudge Pond town beach. The race drew a little over 70 runners —  in part because of its connection to the Run 169 Towns Society.

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5-miler helps mark end of Railroad Days

NORTH CANAAN — A pack of more than 120 runners anxiously waited at the starting line to begin the Canaan 5-Mile Road Race, which started and ended at the Lawrence Field pavilion on Sunday, July 17. 
Although the race has been going on for a number of years, the turnout this year was “great, better than last year,” according to Johnny Burnham, the marketing director for the Northwest YMCA. 

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Bridge scores for June 15 and 22

SHARON — There were eight and a half tables for duplicate bridge on June 15 at the Interlaken Inn in Lakeville, following a delicious lunch there. 
Playing three boards a round, North South pairs played 27 boards and East West pairs played 24, enduring a three-board sit-out. The average score was 94.5. 

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‘Salisbury beat The Rest of the World’

LAKEVILLE — Between the United Kingdom’s Brexit results and Prime Minister David Cameron’s resignation announcement, it was a notable and unexpected week for Brits everywhere, even those residing in Litchfield County. But if there’s one thing you can fully count on when it comes to Englishmen, it’s their love for cricket.

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A reminder of past Olympians

SALISBURY—While many might know Dugway Road as home to the recently reopened Amesville bridge, far fewer are aware that it was once a training hub for Olympic athletes. 
A few hundred yards down the river from the new bridge, a series of gates hang over the river. This is where the U.S. national team for whitewater slalom would live and train for many months out of the year. 

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Cricket match for SVAS is June 25

SALISBURY — Cricket is a game that many Americans have never had the chance to watch, but that is about to change in Salisbury. Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, David and Pom Shillingford will treat the people of the Northwest Corner to a live cricket match at Salisbury’s Community Field (behind the Patco station, but be sure to enter on Pettee Street, not at the entry near Patco). The event is a benefit for the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service.

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Enjoying equine fun at memorial Juniper’s Jamboree

GOSHEN — Clad in bright pink shirts, volunteers from the Housatonic Valley FFA Chapter bustled about the Goshen Fairgrounds on Sunday, June 12, getting ready for Juniper’s Jamboree. 

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Envirothon team on its way to Canada to compete

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School Envirothon team soared back into the winners circle for the first time since 2013 at the Connecticut State Envirothon Competition held on Thursday, May 19, at Indian Rock Preserve in Bristol, Conn.

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