Linked Up – 5/15/15

Being a part of the Terryville track & field team has made a big difference for Aaron Schein. Joe Palladino - Republican American.

Being a part of the Terryville track & field team has made a big difference for Aaron Schein. Joe Palladino – Republican American.

We might have a few more out-of-state stories than normal, but still lots of good Connecticut stories as well in this edition of Linked Up. We have a few stories about athletes overcoming adversity, several about coaches who did things the right way, and one really moving and sad story about depression that hopefully students and parents will check out and consider.

  • From ESPN.com: An absolute must read about an athlete who lost her battle against depression. Incredibly sobering but important story for any student.
  • From the Waterbury Republican-American: Aaron Schein is on a roll and showing huge benefits from being a part of the Terryville track & field team.
  • From GameTimeCT: Hamden’s Justin Perretta hasn’t let a an eye issue slow him down on the track.
  • From the Norwich Bulletin: Sometimes, like in the case of Woodstock coach Greg Smith, nice guys do finish first.
  • From AthlonSports.com: A story with data supporting the notion of the benefits of being a multisport athlete.
  • From the Norwalk Hour: The Campbell brothers are on opposite sides of an intense boys lacrosse rivalry.
  • From TheRudenReport.com: New coach has Greenwich girls lacrosse headed in the right direction.
  • From Medium.com: More scary tales of youth sport parents gone crazy. A useful read for any athlete or parent.
  • From Pennlive.com: A high school quarterback makes a winning play off the field too.
  • From the Chillicothe Gazzette: Here’s a story on coaches who prefer athletes playing more than one sport.
  • From the New London Day: A former Valley Regional/Old Lyme standout is pursuing his professional football dreams.
  • From JDNews.com: One writer’s perspective on how high school sports is about more than just the game.
  • From the Middletown Press: A tribute to an excellent coach, umpire, and sports parent.
  • From the Hartford Courant: The Tolland softball team has been providing dramatic moments all season.
  • From the Norwich Bulletin: Parish Hill senior golfer Nick Harrington is taking all of his success and challenges in stride.
  • From the Meriden Record Journal: A former Platt football player is continuing to move his way up the ranks.
  • From the TimesFreePress.com: Another valuable story on the best way to parent athletes.

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