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Girls lax gets first win

FALLS VILLAGE — The girls track team won its meet on May 2 against Terryville and Litchfield.  Sydney Segalla won both the 100 and 200 meter races. Linus Barnes won the shot put event and qualified for the Berkshire League championships.

Pitcher Emma Crane, a senior, on the mound against the Gilbert Yellowjackets on Friday, April 29. Photo by Hunter O. Lyle

Housy beats Gilbert 15-7

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School softball team has started to gain traction in the final month of the season, earning a second consecutive win with a decisive 15-7 victory at home over The Gilbert School on Friday, April 29.

Spring sports start at HVRHS

FALLS VILLAGE — The spring season is underway for the Housatonic Mountaineers.

The track and field team will open their season at home on April 26, after participating in a league invitational at Terryville on April 11. Each member of the small team (seven boys and thirteen girls) was able to compete in two events each.

Trout Unlimited’s Scott Ritchie fished as his fellow chapter members heckled him at Beckley Furnace on Saturday, April 16. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

Grinding it out on the Blackberry

NORTH CANAAN — The Blackberry River is well-stocked and fished hard.

It also has Beckley Furnace, which is Connecticut’s only industrial monument and as such has a couple of picnic tables.

On a pleasant day it’s a nice spot to grab a sandwich and relax.

Your tax dollars at work, in the form of a stocked rainbow trout taken in the Blackberry River. The fish was released unharmed and with first-hand knowledge of why it shouldn’t try to eat panfish poppers. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

It’s tackle fondling time!

The snow’s pretty much gone so it’s time for the annual look at tackle fondling.

Let us check out the waders. Do they leak? Why yes, they do. Not so much a large tear in the Space Age breathable fabric, with frigid water gushing in. No, we are talking pinprick leaks, which inevitably develop in even the priciest waders.


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