Interesting stories all around the state as January ticks along. Several of the stories deal with coaches making their imprints on their team in significant ways, which is not a surprising revelation, but is always interesting to discover the details.
- From the Hartford Courant: The Hartford Public/Weaver wrestling co-op seems to be on the way back up.
- From the Milford Orange-Bulletin: A pair of Amity girls indoor track & field performers are both excelling and looking to break some records in their respective sports.
- From the Waterbury Republican-American: Sort of a combination of a feature and a game story (so loosely qualifies for Linked Up status) but fun to read about the atmosphere, intensity, and fun that can exist in just one high school game.
- From the Norwich Bulletin: Norwich Free Academy wrestling has found its form after early-season struggles with a variety of issues.
- From the Norwalk Hour: Two-sport athletes are hardly rare in the world of high school sports, but a female athlete balancing cheerleading and wrestling is worth a discussion.
- From the New Haven Register: For students who hope to have future work included in “Linked Up”, take note of this scholarship available for high school seniors looking to pursue a career in journalism. Also a look at the strong start for the Branford boys basketball squad.
- From the New Britain Herald: A great story about Newington athletes who are making a difference with a fight against cancer. Enjoyed reading about the ways this not only serves the greater good, but also benefits the students and team.
- From the New London Day: First-year New London girls basketball coach Kerianne Dugan has the team playing in her image.
- From the Connecticut Post: A coach is working hard and trying to find lacrosse players for a potential co-op in Bridgeport.