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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

Linked Up – Fall Championships 2018

It started more than a month ago with the Cross Country Divisional Championships (impacted by weather, of course) and concluded this past Saturday with four football finals. All told, 38 CIAC State Championship trophies were awarded and this edition of Linked Up – Championships edition has a story on all 38. For those unfamiliar (orContinue Reading

Important Topic Covered On CT High School Lacrosse Fields

Editors note – this story was originally published April 12, 2018. We are sharing it today in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day Change and progress come slowly. Often too slowly. The much-needed conversation about challenges with mental health, and depression particularly among athletes is happening with greater frequency. Recently NBA stars DeMar DeRozan andContinue Reading

It’s Here

It’s Here

2018 Fall Sports Divisions Posted

2018 Fall Sports Divisions Posted

The divisions for all 2018 fall sports have been posted on the site. To view the tournament divisions for any sport, go to the specific sport information page which are all listed on the main sports page of the site.

2018 Fall Schedules Posted

2018 Fall Schedules Posted

Schedules for 2018 fall sports have been posted on the site. To view a schedule for any school or specific team, or a statewide master varsity schedule for a sport, visit the main schedule and results page of the site.

CIAC Fall 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 18. Requests to be includedContinue Reading

NFHS 2017 Fall Sports Rule Changes

Each year the National Federation of State High School Associations and its rules committees present changes for the upcoming year, and send out a release. CIAC does its best to share rule changes with its membership, but things can get lost in the shuffle. To try and prevent that, we’ve included all the released ruleContinue Reading

Linked Up – Fall Championships 2016

And that is now officially a wrap on the 2016 fall championship edition of linked up.  Thirty-eight championship stories are included below (and there are many more stories out there on this outstanding teams, so please seek them out also). This has to be one of our favorite recurring features on because it highlightsContinue Reading

Schedule Set For 2016 Fall Rules Interpretation Meetings

The CIAC is announcing the schedule for the fall rules interpretations meetings provided to CIAC by officials’ organizations and league. CIAC rules and regulations require head coaches or their designee to represent your school at these important meetings. Other coaches are encouraged to attend, but it is not a requirement. If your coach cannot makeContinue Reading