Several days worth of links compiled in this one, with a wide variety of topics covered.
- From Mysuburbanlife.com: An element of high school sports that might get overlooked, which is the student in the mascot costume. Nice to read about those students who might not be contributing on the field but are still involved in the experience.
- From Patch.com: It is hard to ignore all the health concerns currently in the news about football. Here is a history lesson that points out this is not a new phenomenon.
- From the New York Times & ProSoccerTalk.com: The CIAC and NHFS have both made their opinions known on a recent U.S. Soccer decision. Here are a pair of in-depth looks at the decision in a commentary and a detailed report.
- From the Danbury News-Times: John Shannon is loving his role on both sides of the ball for Bullard-Havens, as they both allow him to do some hitting.
- From the Los Angeles Times: The educational benefits of athletics are obvious in the story within this notebook about Catholic school football teams bringing in some Jewish players.
- From the Waterbury Republican-American: Goalkeepers have a sometimes dangerous job, and Willy Yahn of Housatonic Valley is showing a lot of fortitude in trying to come back from injury.
- From Forbes.com: Several editions of “Linked Up” have featured writers pontificating on the future of high school football, and here is another. While it is always worthwhile to read a variety of opinion on an issue, it is worth noting that many of these columns are simply opinions formed on the basis of limited examples.
- From the New London Day: East Lyme athletic director Steve Hargis has a lot to balance, as this profile details.
- From the Womenssportsfoundation.org: An interesting new study has been released suggesting some of the participation advancements of Title IX have slowed in the past decade.
- From the New Haven Register: Off a state championship season, the loss of a number of standouts has not slowed the Cheshire field hockey team.
- From the Norwalk Hour: A profile of a pair of standout young runners in Brien McMahon’s Kristin Burnham and Hannah Debalsi from Staples. Really looking forward to the upcoming cross country finals both for the leagues and then the state meet at Wickham Park.
- From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Last week there was a feature on female athletics directors in California, and here is another on the rise of such situations in Pennsylvania. Expect a look at this trend in Connecticut in the coming weeks.
- From the Hartford Courant: The South Windsor girls swim team is out to prove it can compete and and risen steadily over the past few years.
- From the Bristol Press: A freshman has solved a long-standing challenge for the St. Paul boys soccer team by solidifying the goalkeeper position.
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