Nearly one month exactly. That’s how long it took to crown 35 CIAC team winter champions across eight sports. The first Indoor Track & Field Class title was decided on February 23rd, and after a riveting weekend of competition at Mohegan Sun and Yale, the championships have concluded. Battling snow, cold, and mostly the competition, these champions earned memories that will last a lifetime while capturing the trophy. Here are all the stories for all of those champions. Thanks for following along with us for another memorable and compelling winter sports season.
- From the Hartford Courant: It was a dominant individual and team performance as Capital Prep claimed the Class L crown.
- From the Norwalk Hour: Wilton’s Class LL state championship, the program’s first, took awhile to sink in.
- From the Connecticut Post: A Class M championship for St. Joseph was a dream come true.
- From the Waterbury Republican-American: Thomaston continued its trend of memorable finals wins with its Class S championship.
Boys Ice Hockey:
- From the Hartford Courant: Suffield-Granby-Windsor Locks made an early impression on its way to the Division II title.
- From the Darien Times: Its previous title was out of sight, but everyone saw this as Darien skated to the Division I crown.
- From the Hartford Courant: Painful memories from a year ago fueled E.O. Smith-Tolland to this year’s Division III championship.
- From the Waterbury Republican-American: Sacred Heart completed a dream season with the Class S Championship.
- From the Connecticut Post: A deep and hungry Bunnell squad came away with the program’s first championship by winning Class L
- From the Connecticut Post: It wasn’t easy, but Fairfield Prep finally came away with the Class LL Championship in a thriller.
- From the Hartford Courant: A late second-half surge carried Weaver to the Class M title.
Boys Swimming & Diving:
- From the Connecticut Post: Behind nine event victories, Greenwich rolled to a State Open victory.
- From GameTimeCT: A stellar final dive propelled a Daniel Hand freshman to the State Open diving crown.
- From the Greenwich Time: Greenwich continued to make itself at home at Wesleyan with another Class LL title.
- From the Danbury News-Times: Pomperaug prides itself on winning Class L titles, and the team did it again.
- From the Danbury News-Times: Brookfield’s seniors made it four-for-four in Class M championships with another victory.
- From the Weston Forum: Weston remained focused on its goal as it claimed the Class S crown.
- From the Norwich Bulletin: Some impressive scores were part of Woodstock Academy’s fourth-straight Gymnastics State Open championship.
- From the Hartford Courant: The result was in doubt until the final event, but the class L meet ended with Southington earning the crown.
- From Shore Publishing: It was a narrow margin, but a familiar result as Daniel Hand earned the class M title.
- From the Norwich Bulletin: The fifth-straight class S title was a particularly meaningful one for Woodstock.
- From the Danbury News Times: Newtown continued to set new marks in winning its first State Open title.
- From the Newtown Bee: Two was the number for Newtown which repeated as the class LL champions.
- From the Danbury News Times: Last weekend’s disappointment fueled this weekend’s success for New Milford in earning the Class L Championship.
- From the Norwich Bulletin: Ledyard’s coach refocused his team and the message helped the squad earn a fourth-straight Class M title.
- From the Norwich Bulletin: A senior made the most of his last chance and helped carry Windham to another Class S Championship.
Girls Indoor Track & Field:
- From the Hartford Courant: Tolland had to wait for a decision, and then got to celebrate a State Open title.
- From the Hartford Courant: Bloomfield tried something different, but got the same results with a Class S Championship.
- From GameTimeCT: Wilbur Cross was well aware of what was at stake while capturing the program’s first state title since 2004.
- From the Hartford Courant: The team proved its focus as Tolland repeated its Class M title performance.
- From the Hartford Courant: Glastonbury wasn’t worried about a single race, it was worried about the ultimate goal of claiming the Class LL Championship.
Boys Indoor Track & Field:
- From GameTimeCT: It was a victory and celebration a year in the making for Hillhouse in earning the State Open Championship.
- From the Hartford Courant: Fear of ending the team’s streak fueled Bloomfield to extend its Class S Championship streak.
- From the Hartford Courant: Windsor’s depth was on display as the team earned the Class L title.
- From GameTimeCT: Execution was the key as Hillhouse captured the Class M Championship.
- From GameTimeCT: Danbury cruised to a repeat title as the champions of Class LL.