Forty-six stories. A thrilling sprint of the spring championship season wrapped up (on the team side, we will add stories on the individual track and field events in the coming day) and Linked Up has all the stories. There were incredibly dramatic and competitive competitions throughout the spring, and these stories help relive the excitement, passion, and joy of earning a state championship.
- From the Waterbury Republican-American: Hard to imagine a better feeling for Wolcott than earning a first baseball state title on a walk-off home run.
- From GameTimeCT: Notre Dame-West Haven was the definition of resilient in earning the Class L championship.
- From the Bristol Press: St. Paul’s long wait came to an end with the Class S Championship.
- From GameTimeCT: It wasn’t how they drew it up, but the result was the same with Amity claiming another Class LL title.
- From TheRudenReport.com: Five seniors completed a remarkable four-year run as Darien earned the Class L crown.
- From the Collinsville Press: An prediction proved prophetic as Canton earned the Class S title for the program’s first championship.
- From the New Canaan Advertiser: A slow first half didn’t stall New Canaan’s run to the Class M title.
- From the Hartford Courant: South Windsor filled a glaring spot on its banner by prevailing in the Class M final.
- From the Stamford Advocate: Ridgefield continued its reign atop Class L boys volleyball by rallying past Darien for a third-straight title.
- From the New London Day: Caroline Taber and Fitch were determined to take down another Class L Championship — and did just that.
- From the Waterbury Republican-American: Seymour had Raeanne Geffert and she helped power Seymour to the Class M title.
- From the Meriden Record Journal: Cheshire ended a long wait by claiming the program’s first title in Class LL softball.
- From the Waterbury Republican-American: The present, and the future, are bright for Holy Cross after earning consecutive Class S championships.
- From NewCanaanite.com: Despite many losses to graduation New Canaan was back atop Class M with a second-straight title.
- From the Hartford Courant: Somers was used to rallying, and the team did it again to earn the title in Class S.
- From the Stamford Advocate: It was a flood of water and goals as Darien captured a third-consecutive championship in Class L.
Boys & Girls Golf:
- From GameTimeCT: Joel Barlow earned a third state title after a lengthy drought at the Division II Championships.
- From the Norwich Bulletin: It was a state title four years in the making for Killingly at the Division III Championships.
- From the Greenwich Time: Fueled by recent disappointment, Greenwich responded by claiming the Girls Golf Championship.
- From the Hartford Courant: It took extra holes but Simsbury sent its coach out on top with a victory in Division I golf.
- From GameTimeCT: Thirty years was a nice round number for Portland to add another trophy with its Division IV title.
- From the Hartford Courant: Lexi DeNucci put her name on the scoreboard with the singles championship in the State Open.
- From the Darien Times: Battling back from a tough second set, a duo from Darien captured the State Open doubles title.
- From the Norwalk Hour: It wasn’t immediately clear, but eventually Weston knew it earned the Class S championship.
- From the Connecticut Post: Staples finally broke through after lots of “almost but not quite” to win the Class L title.
- From GameTimeCT: After an inspirational banquet, Lauralton Hall went out and won a second-straight Class M crown.
Girls Outdoor Track & Field:
- From the Hartford Courant: Bloomfield showed up focused after a narrow loss at the Indoor Open and it carried them to an Outdoor Open crown.
- From the Hartford Courant: Windsor’s Kenya Warner made history by competing in — and then winning — the heptathlon competition.
- From the Hartford Courant: Two friends helped each other out and ended up celebrating a fifth-straight Class M championship for Tolland.
- From the Hartford Courant: Windsor’s Jiana Baker went out in record-setting fashion to help her team to a Class L crown.
- From the Collinsville Press: A team effort carried Avon to the Class MM title and its first track championship.
- From the Danbury News Times: It had been more than 20 years since Ridgefield claimed a CIAC outdoor track title before it came home with the Class LL championship.
- From the Hartford Courant: Another Class S title for Bloomfield is going to force some redecorating at the school gym.
- From the Norwalk Hour: Seiji Hosokawa of Norwalk ended his career with a gold medal around his neck in the State Open.
- From the Stamford Advocate: A Westhill senior closed his career in style by capturing the doubles State Open crown.
- From the Greenwich Time: Two teams used to winning tennis titles shared one as Staples and Greenwich were co-champions of Class LL.
- From the Stamford Advocate: Weston continued its run as a standout among the smaller classes with another Class M title.
- From the New Canaan Advertiser: The Rams of New Canaan showed off their depth in earning the Class L title.
- From the Hartford Courant: East Catholic exceeded expectations in earning a second-straight Class S title.
Boys Outdoor Track & Field:
- From the Hartford Courant: Wethersfield left its mark with the best season in team history and a first Open championship.
- From GameTimeCT: East Haven’s Mike Griffith ground out a win in the decathlon competition.
- From the Hartford Courant: A furious finish in the final three events rallied Northwest Catholic to the Class M title.
- From the Hartford Courant: It was a big day with some stellar performances for Wethersfield as it earned the Class L championship.
- From the Danbury News Times: Danbury did more than it expected in winning the class LL title.
- From the Hartford Courant: A smaller team still produced a similar result as Windsor captured the championship in Class MM.
- From the Hartford Courant: Bloomfield extended its record-setting run with its title in Class S.