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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

Quietly, cubing continues to grow in popularity

SALISBURY — Connor Reid, 17, sat down last week to talk about his recent experience at the national cubing competition in Portland, Ore. 
Hosted by the WCA (World Cube Association), the U.S. national is the annual competition that attracts cube enthusiasts and competitors from across the country and the world. 

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Millbrook horse trials at Coole Park

MILLBROOK —   Even with the Olympics taking place in Rio the competition was strong at the Millbrook Horse Trials (MHT) held at Coole Park Farm in Amenia Aug. 4 to 7. By the end of the weekend nearly 470 horses and 400 riders from as far away as Texas, Pennsylvania, and Canada had completed the challenging horse trials that tests a horse and rider team in three different disciplines: dressage, cross-country jumping and stadium jumping.

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Sam Posey’s zen and the art of motorsport racing

SHARON — Down a lane on Sam Posey’s property is an unassuming green cottage housing two minds hard at work: a studio he shares with his wife, Ellen Griesedieck. 
One room holds sections of her mammoth American Mural Project, a Homeric salute to American iconography, innovation and heroism, which she toils on in brilliant color, perched on a ladder. 

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Sharon July bridge scores

SHARON — On July 20, there were five-and-a-half tables for duplicate bridge at St. Bernard’s Church. 
Playing six rounds of four board each, and using a bye table, North South pairs played 24 boards and East West pairs played 20, enduring a four-board sit-out. The average score was 48. 

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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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