Linked Up – 4/27/18

Claire McCann is one of two hurlers anchoring the Joel Barlow softball team. Christian Abraham – Hearst CT Media.

Many, many links included in this latest edition of Linked Up. No long preamble, just get to the reading.

  • From GameTimeCT: The harrowing journey of Aliya Catanzarita is heading to the collegiate softball field.
  • From WFSB: Emma Alford is fitting in nicely with the Conard wrestling program.
  • From Campbell Armstrong from New Canaan continues to serve as a role model for a different athletics path.
  • From Student Spotlight on Hale-Ray multi-sport athlete and leader Emily Bushnell.
  • From the Hartford Courant: Troy Stefanski had no plans for his baseball career to extend past Wheeler High School, now he’s playing a starring role for UConn.
  • From the Waterbury Republican-American: Students are taking the lead and making an impact as Lewis Mills faces an athletics decision.
  • From the Norwalk Hour: Three-sport standout Tatiana Arias is ready for take off at the Naval Academy.
  • From the New Britain Herald: Innovation High School is leaning on hurler Isabella Orejuela to much success.
  • From the Danbury News Times: Joel Barlow has the benefit of a pair of pitchers to anchor its softball team.
  • From Oh look, a high-profile college athlete is having to apologize for things he did on social media. Student-athletes be aware.
  • From YouTube: A TedX talk from soccer coach John O’Sullivan on trying to change the culture of youth sports.
  • From the Norwich Bulletin: Another look at the pros and cons of moving the high school golf season to the fall.
  • From the Waterbury Republican-American: Arliegh Duff can actually remember all the times he has lost a meet over his coaching career at Nonnewaug.
  • From Shore Publishing: Valley Regional boys lacrosse is enjoying a youth movement while maintaining success.
  • From the Meriden Record Journal: Even some bad injury luck has not stalled a turnaround season for Southington boys lacrosse.
  • From GameTimeCT: A year after its magical run to a title, the Foran baseball team is still proving itself.
  • From the Stamford Advocate: A pair of twins from Wallingford will be reunited on the Hartford baseball diamond this weekend.
  • From The Province: Another piece on how early sports specialization is hurting kids.
  • From Sports Team 8: A Hamden family received a nice tribute at a lacrosse game.
  • From the Connecticut Post: Chris Pace has landed in a good spot as the new Bullard-Havens football coach.
  • From The Day of New London: It’s a tough climate for those in education trying to help kids.
  • From GameTimeCT: Looking for a league with a wide-open race for the baseball title? Check out the NVL.
  • From the Connecticut Post: One of the biggest rivalries in Connecticut high school sports resumes this Saturday as Darien and New Canaan square off in lacrosse.

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