Halfway through the week, and it’s time for another set of links. A little smaller collection this time, with some very different topics included.
- From the New Haven Register: Within this soccer notebook is a story of a father and son coaching against each other and all the emotions involved in that complicated situation.
- From Joe Posnanski’s Blog: This post has only a limited connection to high school sports, but it is a great read on the wide range of emotions that come with watching a child compete (and finding an excuse to link to Joe Posnanski is a pleasure).
- From the Manchester Journal Inquirer: A profile of South Windsor field hockey standout Angie King, with a look at the positives and negatives of pursuing perfection (registration is required to view this story).
- From the Middletown Press: Continuing the trend, its another column with little high school sports connection, but it’s an important message to share with as many folks as possible.
- From the Meriden Record-Journal: The Southington football team is shaping up to be a family affair with four sets of brothers competing for the team. Nearly enough to field an entire offense or defense with folks who are quite familiar with each other.
- From the Republican-American: The Sacred Heart football team and members of the class of 1996 will hold a brief ceremony before this Friday’s game to honor former great Austin Mordowanec. As the story suggests, an opportunity for a class and a school to remember an important figure.
- From Bridgingthegapresearch.org: A very numbers-heavy study, but one worth reading, about the variances in sports participation based on socioeconomic status and gender.