Category Archives: Sportsmanship

Linked Up – 4/5/2013

Linked Up – 4/5/2013

An injury forced Simsbury track performer Maddi Nicholson to adapt this year. Hartford Courant photo by Lori Riley

A hefty edition of Linked Up as the CIAC spring sport season has officially begun. The coverage around the state from news outlets currently includes extensive previews (leagues, players to watch, games, team blurbs, etc.) and fans are strongly encouraged to check out those detailed previews. For Linked Up, the stories are limited to features, and previews of specific teams.

Linked Up – 2/15/2013

Linked Up – 2/15/2013

Snow, snow everywhere. That is the story that has dominated the state landscape over the past week, and that includes the high school sports landscape as the weather forced frantic shuffling and rescheduling of competition. Amid all the turmoil, there were some excellent stories told around the state, and the newest edition of Linked UpContinue Reading

Linked Up – 1/25/13

Linked Up – 1/25/13

Another Friday, another batch of links with compelling stories from around the state and country. Two themes this week, as we have two stories about the roots of family in the sporting world whether in a pool in East Lyme or a family that has massively contributed to the sporting landscape of Middletown. There areContinue Reading

Linked Up – 12/21/2012

Linked Up – 12/21/2012

Quite obviously there is one story that has dominated the landscape in Connecticut over the past week, and it has understandably touched the sports world as well. In this likely final edition of Linked Up in 2012 there are several pieces looking at how the sports world fits in with such a tragedy, but alsoContinue Reading

Wrestling Teams Honor One Of Their Own

Wrestling Teams Honor One Of Their Own

Just in time for the holidays, two wrestling teams provided a present for those who appreciate sportsmanship, generosity, kindness and camaraderie. It was not an extravagant gesture, but it was something Jonathan Law (Milford) wrestling coach Matthew Schoonmaker knew he wanted to do. In fact, the idea came to him while sitting at the memorialContinue Reading

2012 – A CIAC Tournament Odyssey

2012 – A CIAC Tournament Odyssey

The plan made perfect sense on paper. Due to the extremely unpleasant weather that has graced the state over the past few weeks, Friday November 9 became a day chalk full of CIAC Tournament action. This seemed like an opportunity that does not often present itself with five different sports holding tournament action, so thisContinue Reading

Linked Up – 10/2/2012

Linked Up – 10/2/2012

Likely the only version of Linked Up this week features stories on a variety of topics, including several Title IX themed pieces. Looking through the prism of Title IX there is also a great story from Indiana about a girl who demonstrated some outstanding sportsmanship on the golf course. From the Women’s Media Center: A veryContinue Reading

Linked Up – 9/28/2012

Linked Up – 9/28/2012

Some light reading for the weekend, with an emphasis on some sportsmanship and teams and coaches trying to do their part for charity organizations. From the Greenwich Times: A feature on Greenwich’s long snapper Emmett Odegard. Always nice to shine a light on some of the players that perform jobs that can often get overlooked on theContinue Reading

Annual Sportsmanship Conference Slated for Nov. 15th

Annual Sportsmanship Conference Slated for Nov. 15th

The 6th Annual CIAC Sportsmanship Conference will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the Aqua Turf Club, in Plantsville. The program is designed to promote and reinforce the theme “Sportsmanship is Everyone’s Responsibility” and the enhancement of sportsmanship at all middle and high school athletic events. CIAC sportsmanship standards and expectations will beContinue Reading