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Linked Up – Fall Championships 2018

Daniel Hand celebrates earning its second-consecutive championship in Class L. Peter Hvizdak – Hearst CT Media.

It started more than a month ago with the Cross Country Divisional Championships (impacted by weather, of course) and concluded this past Saturday with four football finals. All told, 38 CIAC State Championship trophies were awarded and this edition of Linked Up – Championships edition has a story on all 38.

For those unfamiliar (or simply as a reminder for those who are previously familiar) Linked Up Championships will provide a link to the local media story for all of the CIAC Championships over the course of the season.It provides a one-stop shop for anyone looking for great stories on championship-winning teams.

Football:

  • From the Hartford Courant: A Bloomfield senior had big dreams and turned them into reality to help his team claim the Class S title.
  • From the TheRudenReport.com: It was a perfect end to a perfect season for Greenwich which blitzed its way to the Class LL championship.
  • From GameTimeCT: History will judge the Daniel Hand team that earned a second-straight Class L title in emphatic fashion.
  • From the Connecticut Post: St. Joseph earned the title in Class M with an offense that was unstoppable once it found its rhythm.

Meghan Lynch broke records and Greenwich captured the Class LL and State Open championships. – Hearst CT.

Girls Swimming & Diving:


Field Hockey:

  • From Shore Publishing: Guilford had a mission to bring home hardware, and they did it by earning the Class M title.
  • From theDanbury News Times: In Class S a stout defense was the foundation for Immaculate in capturing its first state championship.
  • From the Norwalk Hour: It took some time, but Staples broke through a stingy defense to earn its third-straight Class L championship.

Plainville prevailed in Class M for the program’s first state title. Shelby Iava – New Britain Herald.

Boys Soccer:

  • From the New Britain Herald: Plainville boys soccer made history with the program’s first state title by winning Class M.
  • From GameTimeCT: In a battle of true rivals with high stakes, Old Saybrook came away with a win and the Class S title.
  • From GameTimeCT: The Class L final came down to a player with a nose for goal with Daniel Hand earning a third-straight championship.
  • From the Hartford Courant: Glastonbury defended with everything it had to capture the title in Class LL.

Seymour celebrates its Class M title. Steven Valenti Republican-American

Girls Volleyball:

Tolland came away with the championship in Class L. Michael McAndrew – Hartford Courant.

Girls Soccer:

Girls Cross Country:

Sam Whittaker and his East Lyme teammates earned a second-straight win in Class MM. Dana Jensen – The Day of New London.

Boys Cross Country:

 

Connecticut Runners Heading To New England Championships

CHESHIRE, Conn. – (Release provided by CNESSPA)The 84th Annual New England Interscholastic Cross Country Championship is scheduled for Saturday, November 10th at Derryfield Park, Manchester, New Hampshire. The event is sponsored by the Council of New England Secondary School Principals’ Association (CNESSPA). The boys’ race with begin at 11:30 am, followed by the girls’ raceContinue Reading

Cross Country State Open Recap

Cross Country State Open Recap

The CIAC Cross Country State Open took place on Thursday at Wickham Park. The Danbury girls collected the program’s first Open title by the narrowest of margins, claiming a one-point win over Immaculate. The Hatters improved one place after finishing as the Open runners-up last year. On the boys side, Xavier captured a 13th StateContinue Reading

CIAC Cross Country Open Championship Schedule Change

CHESHIRE, Conn. – Due to the forecast of likely rain at the end of the week posing a threat of deterioration of an already wet course, the CIAC Cross Country State Open races scheduled for Friday, November 2 at Wickham Park in Manchester, have been moved to Thursday, November 1 at the same venue. TheContinue Reading

It’s Here

It’s Here

2018 Fall Sports Divisions Posted

2018 Fall Sports Divisions Posted

The divisions for all 2018 fall sports have been posted on the CIACsports.com site. To view the tournament divisions for any sport, go to the specific sport information page which are all listed on the main sports page of the site.

2018 Fall Schedules Posted

2018 Fall Schedules Posted

Schedules for 2018 fall sports have been posted on the CIACsports.com site. To view a schedule for any school or specific team, or a statewide master varsity schedule for a sport, visit the main schedule and results page of the site.

Linked Up – Fall Championships 2016

And that is now officially a wrap on the 2016 fall championship edition of linked up.  Thirty-eight championship stories are included below (and there are many more stories out there on this outstanding teams, so please seek them out also). This has to be one of our favorite recurring features on CIACsports.com because it highlightsContinue Reading

CIAC 2016 Cross Country Championship Notes

The first championships of the 2016-17 high school season will take place on Saturday as the best distance runners in the state converge on Wickham Park on Manchester for the Divisional Cross Country Championships. Twelve team titles (six girls, six boys) will be decided along with an individual champion in the six raises. The entryContinue Reading

2016-17 CIAC Handbook & Fall Tournament Packets Available

CHESHIRE, Conn. – The CIAC has posted the 2016-17 CIAC Handbook and Tournament Packets for all fall sports with all the information available for view and download on CIACsports.com. The CIAC Handbook contains all rules and regulations and policies, including changes voted on at the 2016 Annual Meeting and is effective as of July 1.Continue Reading