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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

First-time gold for a Salisbury eight-oar crew

SALISBURY — The Salisbury School crew team had an unprecedented championship win at the New England Interscholastic Rowing Association Regatta on May 28 at Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. Although Salisbury has a long and successful crew tradition, this was its first gold win with an eight-oared crew.

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Tennis: champions!

Tennis: champions!
FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic boys tennis team finished the season 16-0 with a win over Nonnewaug on May 25 at Edgewood Bath and Tennis Club in Middlebury, Conn.  
Housatonic defeated Nonnewaug 3-2 last week to clinch at least a share of the Berkshire League title. On Wednesday, we had to beat them again to win the Berkshire League championship outright.  

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Chitter

Chitter
 
You just can’t talk to animals.
Well, you can talk to them, you can even get answers, but you can’t always get concepts across.
An example is our backyard chipmunk. (Each house on our street is assigned one chipmunk for the front, one for the rear.)

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Region One students compete in track and field events

FALLS VILLAGE — Middle-schoolers from each of Region One’s six elementary schools —  Cornwall Consolidated School, Lee H. Kellogg School, Kent Center School, Sharon Center School, Salisbury Central School, and North Canaan Elementary School — met for a day of light competition at Housatonic Valley Regional High School on Thursday, May 19. 
Events included shotput and softball throws, high and long jumps, a shuttle run, a relay race and 100- and 400-meter dashes. 

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Zany but enlightening, this golf book is a must-read

CORNWALL — “Man, that guy’s a real sandbagger.” 
“Wow, look at those dew-sweepers.” 
“Was that Big Momma pulling out the chicken stick?”

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Housy athletes shine at Berkshire League tournament

LITCHFIELD — Athletes from the Housatonic Valley Regional High School track and field team took part in the Berkshire League tournament at Litchfield High School on Saturday, May 21. 
Also competing were students from Gilbert, Lewis Mills, Litchfield, Nonnewaug, Northwestern Regional, Shepaug Valley, Terryville, Thomaston, and Wamogo high schools. 

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A streak snapped, and a goal realized

FALLS VILLAGE — The legendary winning streak, the balance of power, the inside track to the league title  —  it had all come down to this: a final doubles match under the late afternoon sun and the nervous gaze of the hill-strewn spectators.    

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Cool and overcast, perfect for a run

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SHARON — A few young runners clad in shorts and T-shirts shivered lightly before the race began, but for the most part the runners at the 32nd Sharon Classic Road Race seemed pleased with the conditions.
Thomas Porter, 25 of New Haven was the first finisher in the 5-mile run, which began on the roadway above the Green at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 7.  His time was 27:32, a few minutes behind the record of 24:38 set in 2015 by Amos Sang of Chicopee, Mass.

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Housy lacrosse cruises past Wolcott

FALLS VILLAGE — A strong collective effort, spearheaded by junior attackman Erin Bushey and senior captain Nate Burcroff, lifted the Housatonic Valley Regional High School boys lacrosse team to a 14-2 victory over an inexperienced Wolcott Club on Friday, May 6. 

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Extra innings, read all about it in Sharon

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SHARON — Even in this digital age, where it’s easy to conjure up historic baseball games on the television and the Internet, there is still pleasure to be had by leafing through a book about baseball. It’s an old-fashioned game; it’s appropriate to savor it in an old-fashioned way. 

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