There is obviously one story that has dominated the landscape in Connecticut and across the country over the past week, and it has certainly made an impact on high school athletics. There are many stories (including this release from the CIAC) discussing the changes to postseason and league tournament schedules available on-line, and those stories are not linked here. Instead there are stories about teams working together in response to the storm, and a variety of other items from around the country. Hopefully this will be another little step in a return to normalcy. And if you are so inclined, here is one more link, this one to the Red Cross if you have a desire to support relief efforts.
- From the Connecticut Post: Athletes on the shoreline banding together to help each other prepare and recover from the storm.
- From the Stamford Advocate: The Staples boys soccer team has banded together around teammate Sebo Hood who is dealing with a family tragedy on top of the challenge presented by hurricane damage,
- From WolverineNation on ESPN.com: A remarkable story about a high school football player whose team worked to help a grieving player score a touchdown. These type of stories have been linked before, and will be linked again as they are a reminder of some of the good parts of high school sports.
- From the Waterbury Republican-American: An Associated Press story about a high school football coach in South Carolina who just captured his 600th (not a typo) career victory.
- From the Torrington Register Citizen: High school athletes in Torrington worked together to help honor the memory of significant athletics contributor Tim Considine.
- From the Manchester Journal Inquirer: A brief column on the continued expansion of the CIAC’s bowling program. More information will be coming on this event in the next few weeks.
- From the Daily Inter Lake (via CTPost.com): An autistic student-athlete is presented with a special moment in a JV football game. As pointed out above, never get tired of linking to stories like these.
- From the Hartford Courant & ESPN.com: Two stories on the very serious topic of registering to become a bone marrow donor. The Courant talks about the efforts to help ECSU soccer player Jon DeCasanova, and the other from ESPN profiles goalkeeper Chris Seitz put his career on hold to be a donor. Neither story is ostensibly about high school sports, but both are still worth sharing.
- From the New London Day: East Lyme standout Caroline Gonsalves juggles her time throughout the season, but right now is diving time with the CIAC meet approaching.
- From MassLive.com: A look at the Project Coach program taking place in the state that has high school students mentoring elementary students.
- From the Waconia Sun Patriot: Another reminder of the ways that high school sports bring a community together. Don’t actually know what area of the country this story is from, but the message is universal.
- From the Hartford Courant: The Windsor football team benefits from the Ormsby brothers terrorizing offenses from the opposite sides of the defensive lines.
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