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KENT — The Kent Memorial Library became the battleground for the Cupcake Wars on Friday, March 15 (when the Region One schools were closed for teacher workshops). 

Eleven hopeful — and artistic — contestants brought undecorated cupcakes and were given a bounty of decoration material to create their dream cupcakes. 

Piping bags were filled with a rainbow of colored frosting choices. 

There were candies, sprinkles, marshmallows and more, all available to be used in any and all combination — and indeed they were. 

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Lakeville Journal Sports

Mountaineers climb one step closer to state championship

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) girls basketball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the state Class S tournament with a convincing 56-17 win over Aerospace (the Academy of Aerospace and Engineering in Windsor) at home on Thursday, Feb. 28.
The Lady Jets (the 15th seed) had no answer for the second-seeded Mountaineers’ swarming defense. HVRHS racked up a lot of points early, leading 18-4 at the end of the first quarter and 25-4 at the half.
The Mountaineers were especially adept at steals.

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In Kent, the flight of the small pine cars

KENT — The never-ending winter weather posed no impediments to the annual Pinewood Derby hosted by Scouts in Kent Troop 11 and Pack 11. 
The derby was held on Sunday, March 3, at the Kent Congregational Church in the parish house.
Top finishers among the Scouts were Trevor Deitz in first place, Lincoln Kennedy in second place and Charlie Collins in third place. 
Top finishers in the Open Division were Aiden Cherniske in first place, Chris Harrington in second place and Heidi Deitz in third.

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Mountaineers defeat Aerospace, move one step closer to state championship

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) Mountaineers girls basketball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the state Class S tournament with a convincing 56-17 win over Aerospace (the Academy of Aerospace and Engineering in Windsor) at HVRHS on Thursday, Feb. 28.
The Lady Jets (the 15th seed) had no answer for the second-seeded Mountaineers’ swarming defense. HVRHS racked up a lot of points early, leading 18-4 at the end of the first quarter and 25-4 at the half.
The Mountaineers were especially adept at steals.

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Indicators of humanity’s future in the air

While we all get distracted by the body (im)politic there is a ton of news the major media people are not covering for you. Readers of this column will know I focus often on aviation since it tends to be a signpost for what are good — and bad — indicators of progress.

What the well-dressed angler will wear in the 2019 season

It may be jumping the gun a bit … but here is the Tackle Fondling edition of Tangled Lines for 2019.
If you fish small streams a lot, you might look into a pair of wading pants. These are the same as bootfoot chest waders except they stop at the waist. No straps to fiddle with, and subsequently a lot easier to get in and out of.
Obviously you can’t go in as deep as with full chest waders. But if you are creeping around little brook trout streams, that is not a problem.

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Mountaineer Week in Review

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic girls basketball team continued its winning streak, with wins against Nonnewaug and Northwestern in the Berkshire League Tournament.  
Caroline Hurlburt led the team with 14 points in the tournament Semifinal game against Nonnewaug on Feb. 18.  Sydney Segalla had 12 points and Madelynn Olownia had 8 in the 52-21 win.  

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Crushing first-round win for girls in state tourney

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) Mountaineers  girls basketball team cruised past Ellis Tech in the first round of the Class S state girls basketball tournament Monday night, Feb. 25, with a lopsided 43-15 win at HVRHS.
From the outset it was apparent that Ellis Tech, the 31st seed in the 32-team tournament, was in trouble.
The Mountaineers got their offense going with two quick passes from guard Christina Winburn to forward Caroline Hurlburt under the basket for the first two baskets of the game.

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No icicles on their sneakers

Nearly 300 competitors in the 35th annual Polar Bear Run, a 7.6 mile course, circled Lake Waramaug and passed through New Milford, Washington and Kent on Sunday, Feb. 24. See story, Shorts and singlets in the snow and cold at the Polar Bear Run.

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HVRHS wins BL, moves on to state tourney

FALLS VILLAGE -- The Housatonic Valley Regional High School girls basketball team continued its winning ways Friday night, Feb. 22, winning the Berkshire League tournament with a 45-37 victory over Northwestern (at Northwestern).

 

HVRHS girls advance to BL finals

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FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School girls basketball team handled Nonnewaug easily Tuesday night, Feb. 19, with a 52-21 victory.

The Mountaineers advanced to the Berkshire League tournament final against Northwestern, which will be on Friday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. at Northwestern in Winsted.

Northwestern survived a semi-final game against Gilbert, 35-33, also on Tuesday night.