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: