A new year, and still lots of interesting stories being written around the state as the high school sports swing back into action.
- From the Connecticut Post: Whether classified as a sport or activity, there are some outstanding athletes like Ludlowe’s Alley Meyer competing in cheerleading. Very interesting to read the differences in the process for a student who wants to compete in cheerleading at the college level.
- From the Hartford Courant: The Bloomfield girls indoor track & field team is very loose while the Wethersfield boys swimming team has keyed in on practice. Slightly different attitudes and approaches, but both fit the teams nicely.
- From the Milford-Orange Bulletin: Foran’s Rebekah DeRosa was at the center of a lot of success for the girls sports programs over the past year, which helped her earn a big honor from the paper.
- From the New Haven Register: A different mindset has helped the North Haven girls basketball team get off to a quick start.
- From the New London Day: After a harrowing December health scare, a coach returned to the sidelines for Waterford (though the opposition didn’t cooperate with the story).
- From the Norwalk Hour: Out of season at this point, but this story of a Weston football player’s inspiring return from injury is a good one.
- From the Post-Chronicle: Another in the excellent New Haven 200 series, here is a profile of legendary Hamden boys hockey coach Lou Astorino.
- From the Norwich Bulletin: Marc Allard has a comprehensive look at the local high school hoops scene, including Ellis Tech unveiling a new gym.