Snow, snow, snow, snow, and more snow. All of the Tournament action scheduled for Friday has been postponed (CIAC Tournament Central particularly the “schedules and postponements” tab will keep you up-to-date) so that leaves plenty of time to check out a variety of items in this week’s Linked Up.
- From the Westerly Sun: A great profile of Stonington gymnast Megan McNeil who came up big at the State Open her senior year.
- From the New York Times: Fans feel better than non fans. That is probably simplifying, but this interesting story looks at the psychological benefits of being an intense fan.
- From the Norwalk Hour: The final piece in an interesting series from The Hour on high school basketball officials. This one focuses on the path to become an official.
- From the New Haven Register: Yes, the hockey playoffs are already in full swing, but this look at 10 things to watch in the tournaments is still full of great info.
- From the Huffington Post: A long-time sports agent offers his views on trying to make high school sports safer.
- From the Norwich Bulletin: Nice to see an athlete enjoying the athletic experience the way NFA’s Marcus Outlow is.
- From the Danbury News-Times: The Newtown boys basketball team provided some amazing memories as it closed its season.
- From WOAI.com: A sportscaster in Texas shares a message worth repeating, and one with which most parents can assuredly relate.
- From the Connecticut Post: This column suggests there has never been a better time to check out the CIAC Tournaments. We would suggest it is always a good time to check out the tournaments, but agree with the sentiment.
- From FloridaToday.com: A potential side effect of “pay to play” policies has administrators worried about some girls sports programs.
- From the Bristol Press: A pair of seniors have developed their games, and the Terryville boys basketball program has developed along with them.
- From the Hartford Courant: Being a relatively new program has not meant a lack of success for the South Windsor boys swim team.
- From the Waterbury Republican-American: Northwestern boys basketball has its focus on the next game.
- From the Milford-Orange Bulletin: A long-time coach fell shy of a milestone, but still enjoyed the ride.
- From the Post-Chronicle: A Branford native has seen an event grow beyond his imagination to help the community.
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