Linked Up – 4/21/17

The Ridgefield girls tennis team used positive artwork in response to an ugly incident. Anabel Cordano – Ridgefield Press.

We missed a week of Linked Up, but it makes a triumphant return with a full edition featuring many great feature stories.

  • From the Ridgefield Press: The Ridgefield girls tennis team responded to an ugly incident of hate with a message of love and peace.
  • From The Day of New London: Lovely column on the loss of a beloved member of the New London High School family.
  • From the Providence Journal: A reminder for seniors to relish the experience of the conclusion of their high school careers.
  • From the Danbury News Times: An undefeated start has the New Fairfield boys lacrosse team feeling confident.
  • From the Hartford Courant: It’s early in the year, but Hale Ray has already done enough to keep an impressive tourney streak alive.
  • From the Norwich Bulletin: Killingly’s ace hurler loves and accepts the challenge of rivalry games and leadership.
  • From USA Today: As mentioned earlier in a previous Linked Up, the NCAA has altered rules to the seeming benefit of high school lacrosse players.
  • From Forbes: Scary, and important piece on how hazing culture has started to become rape culture.
  • From the Waterbury Republican-American: Seymour is showing off its team depth to remain a leader in NVL softball.
  • From CTSportsNow: A look at some big spring/winter sports stories with Chris Elsberry.
  • From SportzEdge.com: A conversation with Sal Coppola as his Amity team begins a quest for fifth-straight baseball title.
  • From the Meriden Record Journal: On a grim day, the softball field provided some relief for Southington’s coach.
  • From GameTimeCT: The Daniel Hand boys and Jonathan Law girls lacrosse teams are both enjoying fast starts.
  • From Shore Publishing: A familiar face is trying to help bring Old Saybrook softball back to familiar success.
  • From TheRudenReport.com: New Canaan’s strong start on the baseball diamond has been a collaborative effort.
  • From the Berlin Citizen: Some Berlin High School athletic standouts will be competing at the college level.
  • From the Meriden Record Journal: A conversation with former Southington standout Sal Romano before his major league debut.
  • From Litchfieldcountysports.com: Alyssa Dowd has become a force behind the place for the Torrington softball team.
  • From the Greenwich Time: A trio of Greenwich athletes are set to become collegiate athletes.
  • From USA Today: Students-athletes looking to compete in college should be sure to use all available resources.
  • From USA Today: Another from a national publication, and not really high school related, but important story on dealing with mental health challenges for athletes.

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