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Linked Up – 10/18/19

Pomperaug’s Kate Wiser is approaching some rarified air as the CIAC cross country championships near. photo.

It has been way too long since we’ve done a Linked Up. So we won’t waste time with much of an intro. It’s a collection of new and old links (a few saved from over the summer) with many great high school feature stories.

CIAC Football Finals Sites Chosen For 2019

CHESHIRE, Conn. – The path to state championships in Connecticut high school football this season will run through New Britain and Trumbull as the CIAC Football Committee has approved Veteran’s Stadium at Willow Brook Park in New Britain and McDougall Stadium at Trumbull High School as the sites for the 2019 CIAC Football Championships. BothContinue Reading

inCourage Helps Improve Communication, Commitment & Leadership In Sports

inCourage Helps Improve Communication, Commitment & Leadership In Sports

inCourage provides original, engaging videos to help improve communication, commitment and leadership in sports. We’ve got easy solutions to frustrating challenges. Check out all the blog posts at or choose specific topics below. Or check out all their great resources for building a better sports culture at Project Play summit spotlights urgency of solving theContinue Reading

Soccer Is The Topic On Latest CIACcast

Soccer Is The Topic On Latest CIACcast

Time for soccer talk on CIACcast Episode 109. GameTimeCT writers and hosts of the “Just For Kicks” podcast Scott Ericson and Joe Morelli join the ‘Cast to cover the ongoing Connecticut high school soccer season. They hit on teams, players, and games to watch as the season unfolds. The latest edition or past editions ofContinue Reading

CIAC Football Contact Changes Highlight Safety & Collaboration

CHESHIRE, Conn. – Connecticut high school football is now in its fourth week of competition under new contact rules aimed at enhancing student-athlete safety.  At its spring meeting, the CIAC Football Committee unanimously approved a proposal put forward by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association (CHSCA) to reduce the amount of full contact practice time forContinue Reading

Get Schedule Changes & Updates With Arbiter Live

Concerns over exposure to EEE have caused many school districts in Connecticut to alter game and practice schedules this fall. Weather and other considerations can also lead to changes in schedules in high school sports schedules. Fans that want to make sure they have up-to-date information can sign up for a variety of notification servicesContinue Reading

Don’t Quit

Don’t Quit

A poem by Edgar A. Guest 

NFHS Joins Bag Tags, Inc. and Crisis Text Line to Provide SAFE Tags

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), Bag Tags, Inc. and Crisis Text Line have collaborated to create the “SAFE Tag” – a luggage tag designed to offer emergency contact information for students experiencing any kind of emotional crisis. The luggage tag shows the contact information to Crisis Text LineContinue Reading

Ultimate High School Football Itinerary Contest

Fans of the CIAC podcast the CIACcast have become familiar the past six years with the week-by-week itinerary for the high school football season presented by Ned Griffen of The Day of New London. Each of the past six years, Ned joins the show to lay out one (sometimes more) game per week that fansContinue Reading

Important Topic Covered On CT High School Lacrosse Fields

Editors note – this story was originally published April 12, 2018. We are sharing it today in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day Change and progress come slowly. Often too slowly. The much-needed conversation about challenges with mental health, and depression particularly among athletes is happening with greater frequency. Recently NBA stars DeMar DeRozan andContinue Reading