Linked Up – Winter Championships 2019

Lyman Hall/H-K/Coginchaug celebrates its Division III hockey title. Greg Vasil – Hearst CT Media.

It began February 7 with the Class S Indoor Track & Field Championship, and concluded March 19 with the Ice Hockey Division I Championship. That was the 2019 CIAC winter championship season in which dreams were made, hearts were broken and many, many memories were made. Every championship game, every dramatic meet, every competition had a story. These are all those championship stories, thirty-six of them in all.

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.

Ice Hockey:

Norwalk celebrates its last-second Class LL win. Christian Abraham – Hearst CT Media.

Girls Basketball:

Farmington celebrates the program’s first boys basketball title. Brad Horrigan – Hartford Courant.

Boys Basketball:

Billy Regan won a pair of events to help Pomperaug to a Class M title. – Waterbury Republican-American.

Boys Swimming & Diving:

Jessica Olin provided key performances as Wilton defended its Class M title. Gregory Vasil – Hearst CT Media.

Gymnastics:

  • From the Norwich Bulletin: On paper, Woodstock Academy looked like the favorite — and the Centaurs delivered for another State Open title.
  • From the Norwalk Hour: Wilton’s coach was nervous, but the performers came through in the clutch as the team defended its Class M title.
  • From the Norwich Bulletin: There seems no slowing down the Woodstock Academy gymnastics dynasty after another Class S championship.
  • From the Greenwich Time: Four was the big number of the day as Greenwich captured its fourth-straight Class L championship.

Killingly’s David Charron was one of three brothers to earn an individual title helping the team to a Class M championship. Christian Abraham – Hearst CT

Wrestling:

Neal Eley and his Hillhouse teammates came away with a championship in Class M. Emily J. Reynolds – Hearst Media.

Boys Indoor Track & Field:

Danbury’s Lauren Moore earned a win to help the Hatters to the Class LL title. Christian Abraham – Hearst Media.

Girls Indoor Track & Field:

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