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Alana Bochanis Selected 2019 Michael Savage Spirit of Sport Recipient

Alana Bochanis Selected 2019 Michael Savage Spirit of Sport Recipient

CHESHIRE, Conn. – Westbrook High School senior multi-sport athlete Alana Bochanis has been selected as the 2019 Michael H. Savage Spirit of Sport recipient which is given by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC).

Bochanis was born with congenital heart disease that required her first surgery when she was three months old; the first of nine surgeries she has endured in her young life. Despite the incredible physical challenges her disease presents she has been a four-year participant for the Westbrook field hockey team, played one season of basketball and indoor track & field, played three seasons on the softball team, and is planning to compete for the Westbrook girls tennis team this spring. She has also maintained an exemplary academic record, serves as Class President, and is a positive presence and leader in the Westbrook community.

As the Michael H. Savage Spirit of Sport Honoree, Bochanis is the official nominee for the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Spirit of Sport Award from Connecticut. An announcement on the section and national NFHS Spirit of Sport honorees will come in March.

The Spirit of Sport award seeks to recognize individuals who exemplify the ideals of the positive spirit of sport that represent the core mission of education-based athletics. CIAC began awarding the Michael H. Savage Spirit of Sport Award in 2010, and two Connecticut recipients have gone on to be recognized with the national NFHS Spirit of Sport Award.

Previous Michael H. Savage Spirit of Sport recipients:
2018: Marissa Walker, Waterford High School
2017: Danny Deitz, Simsbury High School
2016: Grace Wohlberg, Darien High School
2015: Grace Cummings, Daniel Hand High School
2014: Tyler Mauriello, Branford High School
2013: Michela Veillette, Killingly High School
2012: James Burgoyne, Darien High School
2011: Jamie Botteon, Bristol Eastern High School
2010: Rachel Grusse, Glasontbury High School

2018 CIAC Sportsmanship Conference Highlights

2018 CIAC Sportsmanship Conference Highlights

Roughly 750 student leaders, school staff, and more took part in the 2018 CIAC Sportsmanship Conference. Attendees were treated to an inspirational keynote from Kevin Laue, sportsmanship presentations and discussions from Class Act Schools, CAS-CIAC Battle of the Fans information, a presentation from an expert on internet safety, recognition of the 19 Michaels Achievement CupContinue Reading

Nineteen Schools Earn Michaels Achievement Cup Honors

CHESHIRE, Conn. – Nineteen high school athletic programs have been selected as CIAC Michaels Achievement Cup exemplary programs recognizing their achievements for the 2017-18 academic year. Amity High School, Berlin High School, Bloomfield High School, Bunnell High School, Canton High School, Cheshire High School, Coginchaug Regional High School, Derby High School, East Catholic High School,Continue Reading

CIAC Fall 2018 Championship Media Pass List Information

CHESHIRE, Conn. – The online application for credentials for the CIAC girls volleyball, field hockey, boys soccer, girls soccer championship games and girls swimming Open at various sites are now available for submission online. The online application can be found at: All the championships will take place Saturday, November 17. Requests to be included onContinue Reading

CIAC Cross Country Open Championship Schedule Change

CHESHIRE, Conn. – Due to the forecast of likely rain at the end of the week posing a threat of deterioration of an already wet course, the CIAC Cross Country State Open races scheduled for Friday, November 2 at Wickham Park in Manchester, have been moved to Thursday, November 1 at the same venue. TheContinue Reading

CIAC Cross Country Class Championship Schedule Change

CHESHIRE, Conn. – Due to the forecast of extreme weather the CIAC Cross Country Championship Class meets originally scheduled for Saturday, October 27 at Wickham Park in Manchester, have been moved to Friday, October 26 at the same venue. The race times and schedule for all 12 divisional races will be the same on FridayContinue Reading

Get Involved In High School Sports As A Certified Official

Get Involved In High School Sports As A Certified Official

The shortage of licensed high school sports officials is afflicting the world of high school sports nationwide, and Connecticut is not immune. That’s the driving force behind the officials recruitment effort from the NFHS and it’s one that can appeal for high school athletes, coaches and fans. We hope schools will present some of theContinue Reading

CIAC Singles Bowling Invitational Back For Year Four

For a fourth-consecutive season, individual bowlers will get a shot at earning a title as the Fourth Annual Connecticut High School Singles Bowling Tournament will take place at the Nutmeg Bowl of Fairfield County on Saturday, January 19, 2019 beginning at 10 a.m. Entries are now being accepted for the event, which are $20 perContinue Reading

Game Day Cheerleading – 2018

Game Day Cheerleading – 2018

In May the CAS Cheerleading Committee gave final approval for Game Day Cheerleading competitions for the fall season. It was determined that a team could enter three Game Day competitions during the fall season. Game Day Cheerleading is focused on crowd involvement and cheers and sidelines that you would use during a game situation. TheseContinue Reading

CAS-CIAC Awards J. Robert Ford Athletics Grants

CHESHIRE, Conn. – As a new high school sports season is set to get underway, CAS-CIAC has awarded six high schools a total of $21,400 as the first recipients of the J. Robert Ford Athletic Grant program. The grant, which was launched in April, is designed to support schools demonstrating significant need in their effortsContinue Reading