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Linked Up – Fall Championships 2019

Cheshire celebrates its Class LL title with a dip with the plaque. Aaron Flaum – Meriden Record Journal.

I’m sure we write this every season of every year, but it’s a little hard to believe we have reached championship season once again. But we have, which means Linked Up – Fall Championships 2019 makes its triumphant debut. Always one of the most fun stories to publish every year as it highlights teams and individuals whose commitment and talent has earned them a coveted state title.

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.

Girls Swimming & Diving:

  • From GameTimeCT: After ending one drought, Cheshire went ahead and ended another by winning the State Open.
  • From the Greenwich Time: One point was the championship margin as Greenwich’s Regina Frias captured the State Open diving title.
  • From the Meriden Record Journal: Cheshire adapted quickly to Class LL earning a third-straight title.
  • From GameTimeCT: Claiming championships has not gotten old for Weston which earned the victory in Class S.
  • From GameTimeCT: After several runner-up finishes North Haven broke through for the Class M championship.
  • From GameTimeCT: Darien keeps piling success on success as the team swam to the Class L title.

Guilford celebrates its Class M championship. Susan Lamber – The Courier.

Field Hockey:

  • From TheRudenReport.com: An early deficit didn’t faze Staples as they rallied to continue their run atop Class L.
  • From the Hartford Courant: Recent finals losses served as motivation for Granby which came away with the win in Class S.
  • From Shore Publishing: Perfect was the only word to describe Guilford’s season after the team claimed its Class M title.

Lyman Memorial celebrates its Class S state championship. Pete Paguaga – Hearst CT Media.

Girls Volleyball:

Old Saybrook repeated as Class S champs to send its coach out in style. Pete Paguaga – Hearst CT Media.

Boys Soccer:

  • From GameTimeCT: A wild overtime session ended with Daniel Hand holding the Class L championship plaque for a fourth-straight year.
  • From The Day of New London: The celebrations were for everyone as Stonington claimed a tight Class S championship win.
  • From GameTimeCT: There was some championship symmetry for Old Saybrook coach Sam Barnes as his team repeated as Class S champions.
  • From We-Ha.com: Hall’s Class LL Championship was an emotional one for the head coach and his son.

Granby celebrates its Class M Championship.

Girls Soccer:

Hall won its first State Open girls team title, and Greenwich’s Mari Noble crossed the line first. Mark Mirko – Hartford Courant.

Girls Cross Country

  • From the Hartford Courant: Hall had a plan, and it worked to perfection as the team captured its first State Open.
  • From Litchfieldcountysports.com: Thomaston captured the Class S title — and earned a coveted town parade.
  • From We-Ha.com: The Class LL cross country titles belonged to West Hartford (with a particular married couple playing a big part) as Hall earned the girls crown.
  • From Shore Publishing: In a “pleasant surprise” Haddam-Killingworth followed up a league championship with the Class SS championship.
  • From the New Canaan Advertiser: New Canaan’s good season went from good to great over the course of about 20 minutes by winning the Class L title.
  • From the Hartford Courant: In one of the day’s tightest team finishes, E.O. Smith pulled out a narrow win to capture Class MM.
  • From the Hartford Courant: An impressive sophomore trio helped Tolland to get back to its championship ways in Class M.


Boys Cross Country:

Linked Up – Fall Championships 2018

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 (orContinue Reading

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