Linked Up – 9/21/2012

Linked Up – 9/21/2012

girls football

Erin DiMeglio has earned a spot as the third-string quarterback for South Plantation High School in Fla. – Jim Rassol/Sun Sentinel

What better way to whet the appetite for another full weekend of fall sports action than with another eclectic set of stories from around the country? The first few have more offer more of a national perspective before diving into the Connecticut feature stories.

  • From the Petosky News-Review: One school is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX with an entertaining theme night. There are certainly many ways this ground-breaking legislation can be celebrated for the rest of 2012, and schools may want to consider some creative ideas.
  • From Speaking of Title IX, stories about girls competing in predominantly boys sports have become more and more common over the years. But this one, about a girl playing quarterback for a team in football-mad Florida takes it to a whole new level.
  • From youtube is filled with highlights and videos of amazing sports plays and performances. But there may not be too many more impressive than this goal scored by a Massachusetts scholastic soccer player.
  • From the Stamford Advocate: An in-depth look at football in the FCIAC and what factors contribute to building a traditionally strong program.
  • From the Southington Observer: A wonderful story about a girls volleyball team subtly supporting their coach through a tough time. Always amazing to see this kind of generosity and caring from high school athletes.
  • From the New London Day: It was an early-season cross country meet, but for East Lyme it is hard not to look ahead. Missed this one earlier in the week so it is a touch dated now, but still a nice story of a team clearly focused on its goals.
  • From the Norwalk Hour: Trevon Forney made himself known in the first game of the season for Brien McMahon. Especially nice to read in the feature about the maturation of the student leading to greater success.

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