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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

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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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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