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CIACcast Returns Breaking Down Winter Tournaments

CIACcast Returns Breaking Down Winter Tournaments

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The CIACcast is back and it’s time to talk tournaments in Episode 102. Gerry deSimas Jr. of (6:10-20:00) helps recap the Wrestling Divisional Championships and preview the State Open, and Scott Ericson from the Stamford Advocate (20:55-42:00) looks at the recently released girls basketball tournament pairings and previews the competition.

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2019 Spring Rules Interpretation Meeting Schedule

Below is the schedule for the 2019 spring rules interpretations meetings provided to CIAC by officials’ organizations and leagues. CIAC rules and regulations require head coaches or their designee to represent your school at these important meetings. Other coaches are encouraged to attend. If your coach cannot make the meeting in your area, I amContinue Reading

Linked Up – 2/22/19

So many good stories. Enjoy them. From The Day of New London: Casey Flax is taking the spirit of Unified Sports to areas beyond athletics and to neighboring schools. From Hard to find a more inspiring story than that of football coach Rob Mendez. From the Waterbury Republican American: Pomperaug basketball has been a beacon of hopeContinue Reading

CIAC Hosting Basketball Coaching Clinic At Mohegan Sun

CHESHIRE, Conn. – In conjunction with the CIAC Girls and Boys Basketball Finals at Mohegan Sun Arena, CIAC will be holding its first-ever Connecticut High School Basketball Coaching Clinic Friday, March 15 at Mohegan Sun beginning at 7 p.m. The three-hour event will feature presentations from three Connecticut collegiate coaches, as well as a questionContinue Reading

Linked Up – Winter Championships 2019

It has begun. Divisional Championship meets at Floyd Little Athletic Center kicked off the CIAC winter championship season, which will culminate in mid-March. The official start of the championship season means the return of Championship Linked Up. For those unfamiliar (or simply as a reminder for those who are previously familiar) Linked Up Championships willContinue Reading

Girls Indoor Track & Field Open Provides Unprecedented Parity

It’s often the case in the world of high school sports that many of the same teams win a lot of championships. Obviously this isn’t true in every sport or tournament, but the nature of high school sports creates a lot of traditional powers. However in Connecticut over the past decade, the CIAC Indoor TrackContinue Reading

#MyReasonWhy 2018-19

#MyReasonWhy 2018-19

We asked student leaders from across Connecticut who are representing their peers as part of the Student Athlete Advisory Board to share why they participate in interscholastic sports and activities. These are their #MyReasonWhy. Share yours at or with the hashtag #MyReasonWhy on social media.       

Linked Up – 2/1/19

Sometimes when putting together a new Linked Up, I pause for a moment and sit in awe of all the great coverage provided for high school sports in Connecticut. Today was one of those days. So much good stuff here with stories on team turnarounds, seniors making the most of their final seasons, coaches reachingContinue Reading

2019 CIAC Singles Bowling Tournament Results

The 2019 CIAC Red Burnham Memorial Singles Bowling Tournament took place on Saturday, January 19. More than sixty competitors took part trying to earn titles in boys and girls competition. Dylan Werth of Parish Hill earned a 258-173 win in the final over Justin Veal from Wheeler High School to capture the boys title. OnContinue Reading

Fox 61 Honors Student Athletes Who Shine

Fox 61 Honors Student Athletes Who Shine

FOX61, in partnership with the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, is putting a spotlight on high school sports captains who set the example, create a positive atmosphere of fun and spirit, respect their opponents and support their teams. Tyler Esposito – Northwest Catholic High School Posted by FOX61 on Friday, January 25, 2019 Rachel Griffin –Continue Reading