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WINSTED — Though April showers ostensibly will result in May flowers, there is one thing they are not allowing to happen.

Baseball.

Both The Gilbert School and Northwestern Regional High School were forced to reschedule games this week due to inclement weather, and spring sports around the Northwest Corner have been hard-pressed to get teams out on the field, dating back to the the vestiges of a cold and snowy March.

Rainfall totals for April are double what they were last year, according to local weather sources, and the most the area has seen since 2014....

Winsted Journal Sports

K of C honors free- throw champions

WINSTED —  On Friday, March 3, representatives of the Winchester Knights of Columbus honored the winners of its Free Throw Championships game at St. Anthony School.
The council’s competition was held at the school on Jan. 13, while the district championships were held on Jan. 22 at Goshen Center School.
The contest is open to boys and girls ages 9 through 14. 
Grand Knight Larry Koch, who was present on March 3 at the school, said that participants compete by age level and shoot 15 baskets each.

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NWR7 triumphs over Nonnewaug in tournament

WINSTED – Coaches love to say that beating a team twice in the same season is hard. Three times, even harder.
Not apparently for the Highlanders.
Northwestern Regional High School hosted Nonnewaug for the first round of the CIAC boys basketball tournament on Monday, March 6, rolled over their Berkshire league rivals, 62-46, and advanced out of the first round for the second consecutive year.

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Gilbert girls varsity basketball season ends

WINSTED — An outstanding season for The Gilbert School girls varsity basketball team (15-8) came to a disappointing conclusion Monday, Feb. 27, as the Yellowjackets fell in the first round of the CIAC tournament.
With a Berkshire League tournament win and the best regular season record the program has earned in over a decade, Gilbert was awarded a nine seed and hosted Kolbe Cathedral (10-11).

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NWR7 wrestling team continues great season

WINSTED — From a program that only recently struggled to recruit enough wrestlers to field a team, the Highlanders have come a long way.
In the Berkshire League championship meet held over the weekend of Feb. 10 to Feb. 12, the Northwestern Regional High School varsity wrestling team placed seven wrestlers in the finals, winning three of those matches on their way to an overall league victory, which caps off what has been the best season in almost a decade for the Highlanders.

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NWR7 varsity hoops team advances in tourney

WINSTED – It was not pretty or confidence-boosting, but the Highlanders got the job done on Friday, Feb. 24.
The Northwestern Regional boys’ varsity basketball team (16-5) overcame Terryville (10-11)  45-37 in a low-scoring slugfest, advancing in the Berkshire League tournament.
After finishing third in the league standings behind Lewis Mills and Wamogo, the Highlanders kicked off their post-season campaign hoping to match last year’s finals appearance, but could only offer a relatively uninspired performance against the Kangaroos. 

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Gilbert boys varsity basketball trounced by Terryville

WINSTED — The Gilbert School varsity boys basketball team (1-17) couldn’t hold on to an eight-point third-quarter lead against Terryville (9-10) on Friday, Feb. 17, falling by a score of 57-66.
A desperation rally sparked by sophomore Ryley Weiss, who scored 24, including nine in the fourth quarter, was still not enough to bring the game back, as the Kangaroos held on and matched Gilbert’s barrage of outside shooting with their own talented scorers.

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Gilbert triumphs over NWR7 in girls basketball tournament

WINSTED — Boasting a 14-6 record, winners of six of their last seven games, The Gilbert School girls’ varsity basketball team entered the Berkshire League tournament with no shortage of confidence.
The team played at home for their first-round matchup as a favored four-seed on Thursday, Feb. 16.
But if there was one matchup where record, seeding and momentum would not matter, it would be the Feb. 16 game against Northwestern Regional High School.

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Top scores at SWSA Jumpfest

20-meter hill
U10: Mychal Reynolds, 38 points
U12: Charlie Forbush, 43 points
Women: Ayla Weale, 43 points
U16: Seth Gardner, 51 points
30-meter hill
U12: Cameron Forbush, 74.5 points
U14: Jack Lawrence, 58.5 points
Women: Elise Loeschen, 60.5 points
Open: Cameron Summerton, 76.5 points
65-meter hill
(Salisbury Invitational Ski Jump, Feb. 11)

U12: Bryce Kloc, 182.9 points

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Terryville triumphs over Gilbert

WINSTED — In a microcosm of their season so far, the Gilbert School varsity boys basketball team (1-15) overcame a sluggish start to claw their way back into a matchup with Terryville (11-6) on Tuesday, Feb. 14, only to have their physical deficiencies and the focus of a more experienced opponent stymie the rally.

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Gilbert and Northwestern football players honored

SOUTHINGTON — A season of superlatives for The Gilbert School’s and Northwestern Regional High School’s combined football team saw seven players receiving all-league honors at the annual Pequot League banquet at the Aqua Turf Club on Sunday, Jan. 29.
Only Stafford, East Windsor and Somers High Schools had more players representing their school in the Uncas division, with eight.

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