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Linked Up – Fall Championships 2018

Daniel Hand celebrates earning its second-consecutive championship in Class L. Peter Hvizdak – Hearst CT Media.

It started more than a month ago with the Cross Country Divisional Championships (impacted by weather, of course) and concluded this past Saturday with four football finals. All told, 38 CIAC State Championship trophies were awarded and this edition of Linked Up – Championships edition has a story on all 38.

For those unfamiliar (or simply as a reminder for those who are previously familiar) Linked Up Championships will provide a link to the local media story for all of the CIAC Championships over the course of the season.It provides a one-stop shop for anyone looking for great stories on championship-winning teams.


  • From the Hartford Courant: A Bloomfield senior had big dreams and turned them into reality to help his team claim the Class S title.
  • From the It was a perfect end to a perfect season for Greenwich which blitzed its way to the Class LL championship.
  • From GameTimeCT: History will judge the Daniel Hand team that earned a second-straight Class L title in emphatic fashion.
  • From the Connecticut Post: St. Joseph earned the title in Class M with an offense that was unstoppable once it found its rhythm.

Meghan Lynch broke records and Greenwich captured the Class LL and State Open championships. – Hearst CT.

Girls Swimming & Diving:

Field Hockey:

  • From Shore Publishing: Guilford had a mission to bring home hardware, and they did it by earning the Class M title.
  • From theDanbury News Times: In Class S a stout defense was the foundation for Immaculate in capturing its first state championship.
  • From the Norwalk Hour: It took some time, but Staples broke through a stingy defense to earn its third-straight Class L championship.

Plainville prevailed in Class M for the program’s first state title. Shelby Iava – New Britain Herald.

Boys Soccer:

  • From the New Britain Herald: Plainville boys soccer made history with the program’s first state title by winning Class M.
  • From GameTimeCT: In a battle of true rivals with high stakes, Old Saybrook came away with a win and the Class S title.
  • From GameTimeCT: The Class L final came down to a player with a nose for goal with Daniel Hand earning a third-straight championship.
  • From the Hartford Courant: Glastonbury defended with everything it had to capture the title in Class LL.

Seymour celebrates its Class M title. Steven Valenti Republican-American

Girls Volleyball:

Tolland came away with the championship in Class L. Michael McAndrew – Hartford Courant.

Girls Soccer:

Girls Cross Country:

Sam Whittaker and his East Lyme teammates earned a second-straight win in Class MM. Dana Jensen – The Day of New London.

Boys Cross Country:


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It’s Here

2018 Fall Sports Divisions Posted

2018 Fall Sports Divisions Posted

The divisions for all 2018 fall sports have been posted on the site. To view the tournament divisions for any sport, go to the specific sport information page which are all listed on the main sports page of the site.

2018 Fall Schedules Posted

2018 Fall Schedules Posted

Schedules for 2018 fall sports have been posted on the site. To view a schedule for any school or specific team, or a statewide master varsity schedule for a sport, visit the main schedule and results page of the site.

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