Category Archives: Press Releases

Cheshire High School Wins CIAC’s Battle of the Teams

Cheshire High School Wins CIAC’s Battle of the Teams

Cheshire High School has been selected as the winner of CAS-CIAC’s 2020-2021 Battle of the Teams contest. The contest, first introduced in 2014-2015, has traditionally been called The Battle of the Fans with a focus on student sections. This year, due to spectator limitations at events, the focus turned from student sections to teams.  The contest requires participating schools to submit a video illustrating ways in which athletes and teams have made a commitment to positive team behavior while promoting sportsmanship and school spirit.

Cheshire High School Athletic Director Steve Trifone says, “The theme of this year’s sports season was “Together”. Athletes, coaches, and parents knew that, despite the many obstacles with the pandemic, to make it successful we all had to work together. Everyone did their part and our student-athletes had many successes. I commend and thank all for a job well done!”

Cheshire High School senior Danielle Hersh was the producer/director of the video and collaborated with classmates to make the final submission. The video celebrates the “spirit of perseverance” that Cheshire High student-athletes have “acquired” during the pandemic. Hersh says, “With the help of strong team leaders, Cheshire High School’s student athletes showed perseverance and commitment to their teams, and larger Cheshire community in 2020-2021. Their positive attitude, belief in each other, and pride in wearing the CHS colors led to success even in the face of such difficult circumstances.”

Cheshire High School’s winning video submission can be viewed here:

 

 

 

 

CAS-CIAC Student Equity Advisory Board Video Project

CAS-CIAC Student Equity Advisory Board Video Project

In 2020, CAS-CIAC created the Student Equity Advisory Board (SEAB) to bring awareness to inequities in Connecticut and collaborate on ways to make schools more inclusive for all students. The SEAB consists of 40 high school students, up to four from each athletic league, and those members develop and implement ideas and action plans to bringContinue Reading

CIAC Board of Control Approves Winter Sports Plan

At this morning’s meeting of the CIAC Board of Control, members reviewed and approved the CIAC Winter Sports Plan. The complete plan can be viewed at  https://casci.ac/6390. The first practice date for winter sports has been set for no sooner than Tuesday, January 19. Games may begin on or after Monday, February 8. Twelve regularContinue Reading

CIAC Board of Control Update – January 7, 2021

CHESHIRE, Conn –   The CIAC Board of Control met this morning to discuss recent communications with the Connecticut Department of Public Health, appraise the current level of in-person learning around the state, and review the COVID mitigating strategies contained in the CIAC Winter Sports Plan. With approval by the board this morning, the initial COVID mitigatingContinue Reading

CIAC Distributes Cold Water Immersion Tubs to 74 Schools

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference announced today the distribution of cold water immersion tubs to 74 CIAC member schools throughout Connecticut. The tubs will be used by school athletic departments as a means of emergency treatment for athletes who incur heat illness brought on through participation in sports. New emergency medical guidance requires that victimsContinue Reading

CIAC Fall Sports Update Following CIAC Board of Control Meeting

CHESHIRE, Conn. – At its September 3 meeting, the CIAC Board of Control reviewed DPH’s response to its August 28 letter requesting support of (1) modifications which lower the risk of indoor volleyball; (2) low to moderate risk activities in football; and (3) an opportunity to re-assess the viability high risk full contact football basedContinue Reading

CIAC Fall Sports Plan Update Press Conference

CIAC Fall Sports Plan Update Press Conference

CIAC Executive Director Glenn Lungarini held a press conference at the CIAC office on Thursday, August 27 to provide an update on the CIAC Fall Sports Plan. The full press conference is available in three parts below.   

CIAC August 23, 2020 Update on Fall Sports

CIAC August 23, 2020 Update on Fall Sports

CHESHIRE, Conn – In alignment with positive discussions with the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the CIAC Board of Control voted at its Sunday meeting to restart conditioning for all fall sports. On Monday, August 24, schools may return to the conditioning activities that were being conducted since July 6.  On Saturday, August 29, schools may beginContinue Reading

CIAC August 21, 2020 Press Release

CIAC August 21, 2020 Press Release

CHESHIRE, Conn. – The CIAC Board of Control met this morning to review last night’s discussion with the DPH and establish a timeline for decisions on the start of fall sports. The CIAC has requested that the DPH consider allowing our member schools to resume the non-contact conditioning workouts which they have been conducting sinceContinue Reading

CIAC 8-20-20 Update Following DPH Meeting

CIAC 8-20-20 Update Following DPH Meeting

CHESHIRE, Conn. – The CIAC met virtually this evening with the Connecticut Department of Public Health. The more than two-hour meeting demonstrated the commitment that both the CIAC and DPH share in providing safe, meaningful, interscholastic athletic experiences for our students. The meeting allowed the CIAC to better understand the change in DPH’s position andContinue Reading