After more than a month and a half, way too much snow, and a lot of great competition the 2017 CIAC winter championship season has concluded. This championship edition of Linked Up features 36 stories of state title winners, and hopefully many more memories those student-athletes will never forget. Thanks for reading along and for all the great media coverage for CIAC championship events that makes Linked Up possible. See you in the spring!
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. Following each championship event this page will be updated with links to all the completed championships, providing a one-stop shop for anyone looking for great stories on championship-winning teams.
Boys Ice Hockey:
- From the Ridgefield Press: For the first time, Ridgefield captured a Division I state hockey title.
- From GameTimeCT: Guilford flipped the regular season script and earned the Division II Championship.
- From the Norwich Bulletin: A penalty turned into an opportunity for Woodstock and helped carry it to the Division III crown.
- From The Day of New London: A stifling defense helped bring a title back to New London in Class LL.
- From the Collinsville Press: A team effort carried Canton to a second-straight Class S title.
- From GameTimeCT: Daniel Hand found a way to earn the Class L championship.
- From the Danbury News Times: A special senior helped lead New Fairfield to a championship in Class M.
- From the Danbury News Times: It was a moment and shot of a lifetime as Brookfield won Class M for its first championship.
- From the Stamford Advocate: It was seventh heaven for Trinity Catholic upon claiming the Class S crown.
- From GameTimeCT: Inspired, and playing its usual stellar defense, Hillhouse earned its 24th State Championship.
- From the Waterbury Republican-American: A remarkable run continued for Sacred Heart with a Class L title.
- From the Greenwich Time: This one may have been surprising and tight, but in the end it was another title for Greenwich in the State Open
- From the Danbury News Times: The Brookfield boys continued a big year for the team’s swimming programs with a Class S title.
- From Shore Publishing: Daniel Hand senior Teddy Zeng closed his career with another record in Open Diving.
- From the New Canaan Advertiser: It was just as nice the second time as New Canaan defended its Class L Championship.
- From the Danbury News Times: The move to Class M wasn’t going to keep Weston from earning another swimming title.
- From GameTimeCT: The result wasn’t a surprise but it was a challenge as Greenwich claimed the Class LL title.
- From the Norwich Bulletin: The Woodstock Academy seniors capped their careers with another Open title.
- From Shore Publishing: Amidst high expectations Daniel Hand was relieved to come away with another Class M final.
- From the Greenwich Time: Greenwich faced another big challenge and came out on top in the Class L championship.
- From the Norwich Bulletin: Woodstock Academy asserted its dominance and captured the Class S title.
- From the Danbury News Times: In record setting performance, Danbury found its way back to the top of the State Open meet.
- From The Day of New London: A family memory helped power Ledyard to a Class S Championship.
- From the Norwich Bulletin: Hard work paid off for Ellis Tech in earning the Class M title.
- From the Danbury News Times: The Danbury Hatters added to its impressive wrestling legacy with a Class LL title.
- From the Bristol Press: A special season for Bristol Eastern was capped with a Class L Championship.
Boys Indoor Track & Field:
- From the Danbury News Times: Danbury completed a championship triple in winning its second-consecutive Open Championship.
- From the Hartford Courant: Hall rallied to claim the Class L crown, it’s first indoor track title in 62 years.
- From the Danbury News Times: It was a dominant performance for the Danbury boys in earning the Class LL title.
- From the Danbury News Times: Immaculate was brimming with confidence and it led to the program’s first Class S championship.
- From GameTimeCT: Hillhouse kept its run of Class M titles alive winning a third-straight championship.
Girls Indoor Track & Field:
- From the Hartford Courant: It was a dominant and historic performance from Bloomfield in capturing the State Open.
- From the Danbury News Times: In a wild four-team finish, Danbury came out on top for a second-straight Class LL championship.
- From the Hartford Courant: Bloomfield made history with its Class S championship.
- From the Hartford Courant: Tolland’s fourth-consecutive class M title was an emotional one.
- From the Hartford Courant: Windsor backed up its two titles from last year with another Class L championship led by underclassmen.