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LIME ROCK — The 94th Round Hill Highland Games was held on Sunday, June 24, in the “highlands of Connecticut” at Lime Rock Park for the third year in a row.

The rain held until after the event was over, allowing for a sizable crowd to enjoy the day’s festivities. Because the event continues to grow and be a success, the Round Hill organization has confirmed it will hold the event at Lime Rock Park in 2019 on Sunday, June 23.

Highlights of the event included professional and amateur heavyweight competitions; piping and drumming competitions; children...

Lakeville Journal Sports

Bridge Scores

SHARON — There were four full tables for duplicate bridge on Jan. 10 at St. Bernard Church on New Street. Playing six boards a round for four rounds, all pairs played 24 boards for an average score of 36. 
For North South pairs, in first with 40 points (55.56 percent) were Gail and Alan Gamble; in second with 38.5 points (53.47 percent) were Carol Magowan and Harry Hall; in third with 33.5 points (46.53 percent) were Ruth Adams and Lily Beck. 

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On ice

The Housatonic Hockey team, which is composed of Housatonic/Northwestern/Wamogo players, went up against the team Shepaug/Litchfield/Nonnewaug/Thomaston Friday night. The Housatonic team won, 5-0.

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Football Takedown

Football Takedown
This week, HVRHS football coach Doug Richardson and Lakeville Journal Senior Reporter Patrick L. Sullivan share their predictions for the NFL playoff games on Sunday,  Jan. 21.
Doug’s Pick

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Putting ice back in The Icebox

NORFOLK — After 30 years of lying unused and overgrown with weeds, the ice skating rink on Mountain Road in Norfolk may be rejuvenated this year, just in time for WINter Weekend in Norfolk (WIN). While the goal is to have the skaters gliding along much earlier than the Feb. 24 and 25 dates of WIN, there is still a lot of work to be done and many volunteers to be recruited.
Teens, hockey and a shed

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The local legacy of a veteran coach, Fred Williams

WINSTED — Fred Williams grew up in small town and then stuck around to create a life and career in that town. And, boy, has he made a difference for his community and beyond.
Williams, whose shock of blond hair and quick smile  creates a boyish tint to his 66 years, lives in a home just two a half miles from where he grew up in Colebrook. He and his wife, Carol, raised a family there (three daughters, now grown) and launched long careers in the Regional 7 school system.

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Retro-arcade theme for robotics

FALLS VILLAGE — The 2018 robotics season kicked off on Saturday, Jan. 6. Teams across the country received the instructions for this year’s competition from FIRST Robotics. 
This year, teams will create robots to take part in a retro-arcade themed game, called FIRST Power Up. Teams have six weeks to build and program a robot, and get ready for regional and then national competitions. — Liv Fallon

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Football Takedown

This week, HVRHS football coach Doug Richardson and Lakeville Journal Senior Reporter Patrick L. Sullivan share their predictions for the upcoming game between the Tennessee Titans and the New England Patriots. 
Other playoff games this weekend:  Steelers over the Jaguars; Eagles over Falcons; Saints over Vikings. 
Doug’s Pick

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Weekly update on all the sports news that matters

NORTH CANAAN — Lakeville native Andy Williams has a new sports program, “Simply Sports,” on CATV-6. The first show was recorded on Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the CATV-6 studio at Geer Village in North Canaan. Williams stopped by The Lakeville Journal office in Falls Village afterward.
He said the idea for the show began after last year’s dramatic comeback win by the New England Patriots in the  Super Bowl.

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Outdoor ice skating

BARKHAMSTED — Barkhamsted’s outdoor ice skating rink opened on Monday, Jan. 1. It is located behind the parking lot at Barkhamsted Elementary School, 65 Ripley Hill Road.
Barkhamsted Lions Club President Rejean Labrie said that the club organizes the rink along with the town and the Pleasant Valley and Riverton fire departments.

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Snags the ball

Caroline Hurburt grabbed a rebound during a game at Housatonic Valley Regional High School against Wamogo on Saturday, Jan. 6. Housatonic won the nailbiter with a final score of 29-28.

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