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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:

 

 

 

 

2020-2021 Scholar-Athlete, Unified Sports and Arts Awards Video Celebrations

2020-2021 Scholar-Athlete, Unified Sports and Arts Awards Video Celebrations

2021 Scholar-Athlete Awards 2021 CAS Arts Awards 2021 Unified Sports Awards

CIAC State Baseball Tournament Dedicated to George Synnott

CIAC State Baseball Tournament Dedicated to George Synnott

The 2021 CIAC State Baseball Tournament is dedicated to the memory of George Synnott who coincidentally had close ties to two of the schools competing for championships this weekend, St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol and Berlin High School. At St. Paul’s Synnott coached both baseball and basketball and was the Social Studies Department Chairman. HeContinue Reading

Buffalo Wild Wings Announced as New Partner of CAS-CIAC

Buffalo Wild Wings Announced as New Partner of CAS-CIAC

     Buffalo Wild Wings Announced as New Partner of CAS-CIAC   CHESHIRE, CT – MAY 20, 2021 — The Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) and the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Association (CIAC) are pleased to announce a new partnership with Buffalo Wild Wings.  Through the partnership, Buffalo Wild Wings will support the mission of CAS-CIACContinue Reading

CIAC Scholar-Athlete Awards – May 2 6:30pm (Viewing Information)

CIAC Scholar-Athlete Awards – May 2 6:30pm (Viewing Information)

The 38th annual CIAC Scholar-Athlete Awards will take place Sunday May 2. For the second straight year the event will be a virtual celebration broadcast on Fox61 at 6:30pm. The half hour television special will celebrate and feature photos of all 363 CIAC statewide scholar-athletes. Long time emcee, and 4-time Connecticut Sportscaster of the Year BobContinue Reading

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

New England Spring Championships Canceled

New England Spring Championships Canceled

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on spring sports schedules, the Council of New England Secondary Schools Principals’ Association (CNESSPA) has announced a decision to cancel the 2021 Spring New England Championships. The members of the New England Council voted unanimously 6-0 to cancel the New England Outdoor Track & Field and Golf Championships scheduledContinue Reading

CIAC February 18th Update – Winter and Spring Sports

CIAC February 18th Update – Winter and Spring Sports

CHESHIRE, Conn –  Following recently revised guidance from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), the CIAC met with representatives from the Connecticut Department of Public Health and Governor Lamont’s office to discuss how those revisions may impact interscholastic athletics. Following that meeting, the CIAC formally requested consideration from the Connecticut DPH to revisitContinue Reading

1st Annual Statewide CT High School Virtual Talent Showcase

1st Annual Statewide CT High School Virtual Talent Showcase

1st Annual Statewide CT High School Virtual Talent Showcase Goal– To create an opportunity for high school students to showcase their talents by participating in a virtual Talent Showcase.  Purpose– To provide a safe and positive way for students and staff to safely stay connected with peers, promote a sense of community, and demonstrate schoolContinue Reading

CIAC Announces The 2020-2021 “Battle of the Teams”

CIAC Announces The 2020-2021 “Battle of the Teams”

Sportsmanship and positive student interactions are at the heart of the mission of CAS-CIAC. The Battle of the Fans, first introduced in the 2014-15 school year, is designed to inspire and recognize schools that use sporting events as an opportunity to foster a welcoming and fun school climate through supportive and creative cheering and behavior.Continue Reading