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The unusually high water levels in the Houstonic River have tempted paddlers to try their skill. Over the weekend both a kayaker and a river boarder were out near Bull’s Bridge in Kent. Visitors are reminded that the water is extremely dangerous at this height and speed and only very experienced paddlers should  venture out.

 

Lakeville Journal Sports

The Final Football Takedown

Super Bowl LII between the Philadephia Eagles and the New England Patriots will take place on Sunday, Feb. 4, in Minnesota. Here is Coach Doug Richardson’s thoughtful Super Bowl pick, and reporter Patrick Sullivan’s pointlessly contrarian response.
Doug’s Pick

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Basket!

The Northwestern Regional 7 girls basketball team has had an outstanding season, helped by players such as senior Addie Hester, number 14 in photo above, who contributed to the teams 42-18 victory over Litchfield on Jan. 26. For an update on the team’s season, and a report on the boys outstanding season as well, turn to Page A5.

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Tower of power

Emily Geyselaers powered her way through a group of opponents from Nonnewaug during a Housatonic home game on Friday, Jan. 19. Housatonic dominated the game, ending with a final score of 48-29.

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There’s ice indoors, too

Goalie Matt Murray flicked the puck away from the goal during a match on Friday, Jan. 19, between Housatonic and the combined team from Suffield/Granby/Windsor Locks on the ice at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville. The visiting team won, 3-1.

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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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