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Roxbury Park and Recreation Karate hosted a grading on Tuesday, October 8, that promoted three under-black-belt students. Michael, Bradyn and Rowan Boisseau were promoted to apprentice, purple belt and blue belt, respectively. Pictured (from left) are Craig Puffenberger, Douglas Wilke, Ian S…

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Shepaug’s Taylor Giroux (at right) drives the ball in the right direction for the Spartans as they wrapped up their season with a 2-0 defeat of the visiting Highlanders from Northwestern last Wednesday, November 6 in Washington.

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WASHINGTON — Losses to Terryville and Northwestern last week completed the girls’ soccer for season for Shepaug with a 4-11-1 record.

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OXFORD — Starting off with 13 points in the first quarter, the Oxford football team gained its second win of the season, 19-6, over the Sacred Heart/Kaynor Tech coop team.

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MIDDLEBURY-SOUTHBURY — During the regular season, the Pomperaug girls’ soccer team defeated Newtown by a score of 2-0, but the Nighthawks got even in the semifinals of the SWC tournament, beating the Panthers by the same 2-0 margin.

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The high school league tournaments are over and now many teams from the area are getting ready to play in the CIAC state tournaments.

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OXFORD — The strong, second-seeded Watertown girls’ soccer team ousted Oxford from the NVL tournament with a 6-0 win. Oxford’s record went to 9-6-3.

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Teams that didn’t make playoffs ended their seasons over the weekend, while others qualified for their conference’s post-season, and some conference sports are already in the second round of playoffs.

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BETHLEHEM-WOODBURY — The Nonnewaug volleyball team claimed another Berkshire League title last week by defeating Terryville 3-0. The Chiefs swept through their league schedule undefeated with an 8-0 record to successfully defend their championship title. Their overall record is 12-2 and they…

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BETHLEHEM-WOODBURY — The Nonnewaug boys’ soccer team picked up two victories last week, beating Gilbert 3-1 and Housatonic 1-0 to raise its league leading record to 12-1-1.

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MIDDLEBURY-SOUTHBURY — Pomperaug won its final regular season girls’ soccer game, 5-0, last week, then started the SWC tournament with a win over Immaculate, 4-3, on penalty kicks.

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I agree with the game suspension of a Long Island football coach who allowed his team to run up a 61-13 victory in a recent game.

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MIDDLEBURY-SOUTHBURY — At the end of the regular season, the Pomperaug boys’ soccer team had to forfeit wins over Brookfield and Abbott Tech. The Panthers won their final game, 8-1, over Stratford.

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WASHINGTON — First place Housatonic beat the Shepaug girls’ soccer team, 7-1, last week, while the Spartans defeated Wamogo, 4-0 in another game. Shepaug is 4-9-1.

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OXFORD — Oxford lost 42-7 to WCA in a football game played last Saturday at Municipal Stadium in Waterbury.

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Fall seasons are starting to wrap up this week and playoffs are about to begin. We’ll keep a close eye on every team and every local athlete in conference playoffs starting next week, but we are also shifting to the winter sports, so we have some ice hockey and swimming coverage this week.

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Pomperaug’s Melissa Perelmuter (at right) drives the ball past a New Fairfield defender during their field hockey game in Southbury on Saturday, October 26. The Panthers upped their record to 10-4-1 with a 2-1 win over the visiting Rebels. (O’Brien photos)

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OXFORD — The Seymour football team jumped to a 21-6 half-time lead over Oxford last Friday and hung on for a 29-18 victory. The winners moved to 4-2, while the Wolverines dropped to 1-5.

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The President’s Cup golf competition will be coming up on December 9 at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia. It matches the top U.S. players against the best players in the rest of the world outside of Europe.

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WASHINGTON — The Shepaug girls’ soccer team played two tight games last week, tying Thomaston, 2-2, and losing, 2-1, in overtime to Nonnewaug. The Spartans’ record moved to 3-7-1.

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OXFORD — Senior forward Mike Dima scored five goals in an Oxford boys’ soccer victory over Wilby, 5-1 last week. The Wolverines lost two other games and fell to 4-7-3.

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We’re a week and a half away from the beginning of playoffs as the fall college sports season comes to a close and the pre-winter schedule of ice hockey and swimming is just getting dusted off, with basketball following a couple of weeks after that. Our local athletes are playing on a good n…

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BETHEL — The Pomperaug cross country teams finished third at the South-West Conference championships last week, but the individual champions in the boys’ and girls’ races both came from the Panthers. Kate Wiser and Trey Generali were crowned league champions for their winning times. Wiser, a…

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OXFORD — Moving its record to 3-5-3 for the year, the Oxford boys’ soccer team tied Seymour, 2-2, and lost to Woodland, 5-2, in NVL games last week. Matthew Darroch scored his seventh goal of the season and Michael Dima had his 11th in the game against Seymour (4-3-3). Dima also registered a…

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For those who stayed up until quarter to one in the morning on Sunday, the conclusion of the American League Championship Series was an exciting one.

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MIDDLEBURY-SOUTHBURY — The Pomperaug boys’ soccer team had been sailing along with only one loss in the first nine games of the season, before dropping back-to-back games to Joel Barlow and New Milford last week.

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WATERTOWN — The annual Berkshire League cross country championships were run last Thursday at Black Rock state park in Watertown. The team championships were won by the Thomaston girls’ team and the Terryville boys’ team.