Linked Up – 10/26/18

Pomperaug standout Kate Wiser is ready for championship races. H. John Voorhees III – Hearst CT Media.

It’s finally Championship time. The first CIAC championship of the fall is underway on Friday, and league tournaments are beginning to ramp up as well. Plenty of good stories to read in this latest Linked Up to get you in the mood for some big games.

  • From the Hartford Courant: Some of the races will be over when you read this, but here are some names and teams to watch at the CIAC Cross Country Championships.
  • From GameTimeCT: More breakdowns of the runners and teams looking to enjoy big days at the Cross Country Championships.
  • From Shore Publishing: Amazing story of Westbrook field hockey defender Alana Bochanis overcoming a heart condition.
  • From CT Sports Now: His name has made Seymour’s Cade Klarides-Ditria recognizable, and his game is continuing that trend.
  • From GameTimeCT: Finally, a virtual tour of the CIAC Cross Championship site Wickham Park.
  • From The Day of New London: Waterford got it right in honoring a woman for its Hall of Fame who has contributed so much to athletics.
  • From the Danbury News Times: Pomperaug cross country standout Kate Wiser shows the potential of a generational talent.
  • From The Athletic: Not related to HS sports, but this story of a football team supporting children in a hospital is amazing.
  • From the New Britain Herald: Defense has been a key part of the huge success for Southington volleyball this season.
  • From NBC Connecticut: Rockville football coach Tom Dunn is trying to guide the team forward by looking to its past.
  • From the Danbury News Times: Both teams are anxious and ready for a battle of unbeaten football teams this weekend.
  • From the Associated Press: High school football provides a return to normalcy after a hurricane devastated the area.
  • From the Waterbury Republican American: The teams are now set, time to break down the NVL soccer tourneys.
  • From the Norwich Bulletin: Plainfield football is reaping the benefits of the leadership of Kyle Holt.
  • From the Hartford Courant: Daniel Hand quarterback Phoenix Billings may have a future in several different sports.
  • From the Meriden Record Journal: The math has added up to an historic season for the Cheshire field hockey team.
  • From Breaking down how Greenwich QB Gavin Muir has developed into the position.
  • From GameTimeCT: Connecticut high school football fans are enjoying the Raquan Tompkins experience.
  • From the Norwalk Hour: Fairfield Ludlowe girls volleyball team is eager for the postseason to begin.
  • From WFSB: The Xavier boys soccer team is unbeaten and looking to continue that success into the postseason.
  • From the Greenwich Time: Taking the reins of the Greenwich girls lacrosse program is another part of a full lacrosse life for Rachel Vallarelli.

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