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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 results in Sharon

SHARON — There were six full tables on Dec. 20. Playing four boards a round, with six rounds, 24 boards were in play. The average score was 60. 
For North South pairs in first with 70.5 points (58.75 percent) were Gail and Alan Gamble; in second with 68.5 points (57.08 percent) were Stephen Feld and Peter Hollander, and in third with 66.5 points 55.42 percent) were Warren White and Harry Hall. 

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Housy Hoops record now 2-1

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housy Hoops travel basketball team is now 2-1 for the season. 
Coach Kevin Wiggins reported that the team played Dec. 16 away and defeated Granby, 43-39.
The following day the team played New Hartford at home and lost, 40-47.
The players this year, all of whom are in the seventh and eighth grades, come from North Canaan, Salisbury, Kent, Sharon and the Indian Mountain School in Lakeville.
All 13 players participated, Wiggins said.

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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 Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints, which will be on Sunday, Dec.24.
Doug’s Pick

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For three HVRHS women, a chance to play team hockey

FALLS VILLAGWE — Three female Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) hockey players will have the opportunity to represent their school this winter, now that the Mountaineers have become part of a co-op team with Suffield, Ellington, Granby and Enfield.
During prior winters, the three athletes — Molly Dowd, Genevieve Bushey and Ana Tittmann — played on junior and club teams. Last year, they played together on the Connecticut Northern Lights, which competed against high school teams across Connecticut.

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Strong start for Housy Hoops

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housy Hoops travel basketball team started its season with an away win against Bristol on Saturday, Dec. 2. The final score was 44-37.
The team is starting off strong, according to Coach Kevin Wiggins, in part due to an influx of talent from more regional towns than has been the case in the past.
The players this year, all of whom are in the seventh and eighth grades, come from North Canaan, Salisbury, Kent, Sharon and the Indian Mountain School in Lakeville.
“Our team is growing!” Wiggins said.

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Mountaineer Week in Review

The 2017 Housatonic Valley Regional High School Fall Sports Awards ceremony was held Tuesday, Nov. 28. 
Certificates and varsity letters were given to team members. Two new JV awards were given out: Most Improved and the Stevenson Award. The Stevenson Award is given to a member of a JV team who embodies the traits and sportsmanship of long-time coach Marge Stevenson Hicks. Mrs. Stevenson Hicks passed away in January. 
Boys soccer
Most Valuable: Johan Diaz and Calvin O’Connor
Most Improved: Nick Winburn

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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 Los Angeles Rams and the Philadelphia Eagles. 
Doug’s Pick

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Collins earns Silver Life Master title in bridge

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MILLERTON — Richard Collins of Lakeville is known to most of his friends as Dick and is known to the former nurses and other Sharon Hospital staff he worked with during his medical career more formally as Dr. Collins. 
The retired doctor now has a new title to add to his list. This year, he earned the rank of Silver Life Master in bridge. 
Collins plays with the Millerton Bridge Club at the North East Millerton Library Annex. The group meets every Friday at 12:45 p.m. and welcomes players from throughout the Tri-state area.

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Score!

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What microscopes add: Evoking astonishment: teaching science

Part 1 of 2

Not so many years ago, as part of our writing program, I was advising PhD students at Columbia about essays for National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowships. These are generous fellowships, and hard to get, so the applications have to be carefully prepared. The NSF people had specific questions for applicants and one of them was, “What event, when you were young, helped to ignite your interest in science?” Five students remembered the baking powder plus vinegar-driven volcano in fourth grade.