Linked Up – 4/6/18

After a big season a year ago, Lewis Mills is refocusing on the new season. John Woike – Hartford Courant.

As I publish this…it’s snowing outside. So maybe the spring high school sports season isn’t exactly sprinting out of the blocks. There are still lots of wonderful feature stories about the seasons and other items in this new edition of Linked Up. Dress warmly, and let’s hope the weather starts cooperating.

  • From The Athletic: All the good, and emotion of sports and particularly being a sport parent in one must-read story.
  • From the Waterbury Republican-American: Naugatuck swim coach Jim McKee has been asking tough question and helping students grow for decades.
  • From GameTimeCT: Weather challenges aside, Scott Ericson feels the baseball season shouldn’t go anywhere.
  • From An Alabama high school student athlete shines after overcoming early tragedy.
  • From the Stamford Advocate: A message of the importance of education and athletics was shared with young students in Stamford.
  • From I’m an unabashed Zach Lowe fanboy (former CIAC Scholar Athlete!) but love this column celebrating players who have accepted and thrive in supporting roles.
  • From the Norwich Bulletin: Griswold is looking for another banner softball season in 2018.
  • From the Hartford Courant: Lewis Mills is charting a new path this season after a successful baseball season last year.
  • From The Day of New London: There will be six new additions to the Stonington High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
  • From the Danbury News Times: What teams will be the ones to watch on the baseball diamond in the SWC this season?
  • From Shore Publishing: Stephanie Phillips has thrown herself into her role as an assistant for the Guilford track team.
  • From the Meriden Record Journal: Maloney and Platt are teaming up to be a new player on the local boys lacrosse block.
  • From the Bristol Press: A seemingly annual rite of passage — weather causes havoc with spring sports schedules.
  • From the Middletown Press: Despite that rite of passage of poor weather, and the size of the state, a number of Connecticut HS standouts have made it to major league baseball.
  • From the Norwalk Hour: Wilton believes it found a diamond in the rough with its new football coach.
  • From GameTimeCT: Quick look and fun breakdown of the SCC/FCIAC baseball challenge starting this week.
  • From the Greenwich Time: The postseason is the focus for the Greenwich boys tennis squad.
  • From CT Sports Now: Previewing the football Governor’s Cup battle between Connecticut and Rhode Island.
  • From the Danbury News Times: Lots of stories this time of year about high school athletes — like these from Bethel — continuing to compete at the next level.
  • From Can anyone stop the Darien boys lacrosse juggernaut?
  • From SportsTeam8: The New Haven Age Group Track Club has long been introducing area kids to the sport of track & field.
  • From Getting ready for the hectic spring/summer sports season.

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