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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 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

cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com

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

cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com

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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Bridge scores

SHARON — There were seven full tables for duplicate bridge on May 4 at St. Bernard’ s Church on New Street. Using the Mitchell movement, with four boards a round, all pairs played 28 boards. The average score was 84.  

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One-on-one with Larson after no-hitter

FALLS VILLAGE — Zack Larson, a senior on the baseball team at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, pitched a no-hitter in the Mountaineers’ 4-0 win over Litchfield on Wednesday, April 27. Larson allowed just two base runners (who both reached via errors), while striking out six over seven innings. He sat down with The Lakeville Journal the following afternoon to discuss his memorable performance.   

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Some notes from the early trout season

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

Sometimes everything goes according to plan. Sometimes the plan goes kablooey. This is the nature of fishing.
Exhibit A: Last week the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) put 9,000 — not a typo — trout in the Housatonic River (with help from students at Housatonic Valley Regional High School).

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Led by Miller, tennis has air of invincibility

FALLS VILLAGE — Blanking Wamogo, 5-0, on Wednesday afternoon, April 27, the Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) boys tennis team pushed its season record to 6-0. 

But even that mark of perfection seems to sell the Mountaineers’ dominance short. This team isn’t just undefeated; in many ways, they seem undefeatable.  

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Mountaineers topple Amistad, continue to improve

FALLS VILLAGE — Five goals from junior Amanda Jacquier and four from junior Grace Lancto lifted the Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) girls lacrosse team to a 12-5 win over Amistad Academy on a chilly Friday afternoon, April 29. 
With the victory, Housy improved to 4-0 in the Berkshire League and 4-2 overall.

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Bridge scores

SHARON — There were six full tables for duplicate bridge on April 27 at St. Bernard’s Church. Using the Mitchell movement, there was a skip after three rounds. Having five boards a round, all pairs played 25 boards with no sit-outs. The average score was 50. 

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