Delaware, Hawaii and Colorado recently voted to push most or all of their fall sports seasons to 2021, bringing the nationwide count to 13 state associations who will play next year over coronavirus concerns, according to data from the National Federation of High School Associations. Delaware’s ruling on Thursday came a day after Hawaii pulled the […]
Maybe this makes me a subversive, card-carrying communist, but I don’t feel good at all about high school football being played in Connecticut this fall. Maybe this makes me one of those unpatriotic alarmists who believed in March that COVID-19 was more than a passing sniffle. And still makes me one of those unpatriotic alarmists […]
The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference has pushed back the start of the fall season to Sept. 24, as detailed in an 11-page fall sports plan report the organization released Friday afternoon. With the later start date and the anticipation of a spike in coronavirus infections sometime in the fall, the current regular-season schedules will be […]
When the CIAC at last made public its plan for playing high school sports in the fall, Wilbur Cross football coach John Acquavita’s phone blew up with texts from his players. “They were texting us by the dozen,” Acquavita said. “The kids were excited and praying for something to go on. I’m excited about any […]
The CIAC will delay the start of the fall sports season to Sept. 24 in its detailed fall sports plan to be officially released on Friday, according to CIAC executive director Glenn Lungarini. Full practices will begin no earlier than Sept. 11. The maximum number of football games will be eight games, 14 for the […]
The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference will release its plan for the fall sports season at noon Friday.
The plans to conduct the season during the COVID-19 pandemic were supposed to be made pub…
The looming decision on how or if high school sports will return this fall in Connecticut is on the minds of many, including those who oversee the officiating of events.
The referees of fall sports, some of…
The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference’s move to the second phase of its return to the resocialization of sports and activities will begin Monday as previously scheduled.
The move will come alm…
Football — and all of high school sports, for that matter — feels like eons ago, what with the Coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on everyday life. Here in Connecticut, we haven’t held a single athletic competition for three months and, though things are slowly starting to reopen, the virus is still very much out there […]
The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference released an outline of guidance for the return of both sports and activities on Friday morning. It was done in conjunction with the Connecticut State Medical Society Sports Medicine Committee. The guidelines are still dependent upon the progress of the state’s re-opening plan during this COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, each […]
POTENTIAL INFECTION RISK BY SPORT (From the National Federation of High School Sports. Modified from United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee – Sports Medicine recommendations) Higher Risk Sports that involve close, sustained contact between participants, lack of significant protective barriers, and high probability that respiratory particles will be transmitted between participants. Examples: Wrestling, football, lacrosse, competitive […]
CIAC executive director Glenn Lungarini remains optimistic that there will be a fall sports season of some sort. What that will look like is still anyone’s guess. There hasn’t been a high school sporting event held since March 9 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The remainder of the winter sports postseason was cancelled on March […]
FIRST TEAM Honorable mention Jeb Boyrer, Norwalk, Sr., F; Tyler Calhoun, Housatonic, Sr., D; Aaron Cholewa, WMRP, Sr., F; Lee Conlu, New Milford, Sr., G; Clayton Cowee, Enfield, Sr., F; Rhys Davies, Fairfield, Jr., F; Eric Dillner, Hand, Jr., G; Spencer Engstrom, Branford, Sr., F; Jack Esse, Fairfield Prep, Sr., F; Ryan Feher, South […]
The 2020 GameTimeCT All-State Girls Basketball team. Compiled by Scott Ericson. Photos by Hearst Connecticut Media and were submitted. Designed by Pete Paguaga and Sean Patrick Bowley. Girls Basketball All-State Lineups FIRST TEAM ♦♦♦ Player of the Year Sara Wohlgemuth Hand, Senior, Guard Stats: Third all-time leading scorer at Hand with 1,517 points. Senior […]
Honorable Mention April Artiss, Wilbur Cross, 5-6, Jr. G; Joniyah Bland-Fitzpatrick New London, 5-9, So. F; Ciara Brown, Notre Dame-Fairfield, 5-10, Jr. G; Cayla Howard, Holy Cross, 5-9, So. F; Clarissa Pierre, Shelton, 5-11, Jr. C; Emma Kahn, Thomaston, 5-6, Jr. G; Kate Wagner, Ridgefield, 5-4, Sr. G; Belinda Hunte, Norwalk, 5-6, Sr. G; […]
In the midst of the current spring sports drought, two local high school lacrosse coaches have created a nationwide competition taking place on Friday.
Avon coach Adam Cost and Hamden Hall coach Kevin Warno…
The 2020 GameTimeCT All-State Boys Basketball team. Compiled by Joe Morelli. Photos by Hearst Connecticut Media and were submitted. Designed by Pete Paguaga and Sean Patrick Bowley. Boys Basketball All-State Lineups FIRST TEAM ♦♦♦ Player of the Year Matt Knowling East Catholic, Senior, Forward Stats: The 6-4 guard/forward averaged 24 points, eight rebounds and […]
Virtual meetings are a big part of the new normal. CIAC executive director Glenn Lungarini estimates he is on between two or three per day.
Sometimes, he is “meeting” with school principals. Other times, it…
The 2020 GameTimeCT All-State Gymnastics team. Compiled by Rich Depreta. Photos by Hearst Connecticut Media. Designed by Pete Paguaga and Sean Patrick Bowley. FIRST TEAM ♦♦♦ Gymnast of the Year Jenna Davidson Woodstock Academy, Senior Stats: State Open champion all-around (36.575 points); State Open champion floor exercise (9.55); No. 1 State Open qualifier beam […]
The 2020 GameTimeCT All-State Boys Indoor Track and Field team. Compiled by Dan Nowak. Photos by Hearst Connecticut Media. Designed by Pete Paguaga and Sean Patrick Bowley. FIRST TEAM ♦♦♦ Runner of the Year Gavin Sherry Conard, Sophomore Stats: At New England meet won the the 2-mile run (8:53.25), at State Open won the […]
The 2020 GameTimeCT All-State Girls Indoor Track and Field team. Compiled by Dan Nowak. Photos by Hearst Connecticut Media. Designed by Pete Paguaga and Sean Patrick Bowley. FIRST TEAM ♦♦♦ Runner of the Year Tess Stapleton Fairfield Ludlowe, Junior Stats: At New England meet won 55 hurdles (7.88) and won long jump (19-6.5), at […]
From the Connecticut High School Coaches Association, the state Hobey Baker Character Award recipients for 2019-20: Amity: Michael Lebreck. Brookfield/Bethel/Danbury: Alex Drazul. Branford: Spencer Engstrom. Cheshire: Nicholas Maringola. Conard: Will MacDonald. Darien: Max Sharp. East Catholic: Caeden Bailey. East Haven: Logan Hamilton. Eastern CT Eagles: Evan Tower. Enfield co-op: Spencer Albano. E.O. Smith/Tolland: Brendon Dukett. […]
A week after students marched on the campus of the CIAC to protest the decision to cancel the winter state tournaments, the CIAC decided that it was not prepared to cancel the 2020 spring sports season. CIAC not canceling spring sports season. Adopting a wait and see approach as we move forward. #ctbase #ctsb #ctax […]
The Connecticut High School Coaches Association boys hockey all-state teams for 2019-2020: Assistant coach of the year: Matt Richards (Ridgefield) CHSCA Team of the Year: Trinity Catholic DIVISION I First team Goalies: Connor Smith (Notre Dame-West Haven), Andrew Stietzel (Fairfield Prep). Defensemen: Rob Forleo (West Haven), Cooper Eckert (Fairfield Prep), Zack Schroeder (Notre Dame-West Haven), […]
CHESHIRE — Five Darien hockey players organized a protest held at the Connecticut Interscholastic Athetic Conference office parking lot on Wednesday in response to the CIAC’s decision to cancel remaining winter tournament …
CHESHIRE — Tears flowing. Stunned silence. Unanswered questions. Seasons and careers ending.
That was the range of emotions and the hard facts CIAC student-athletes from across the state faced Tuesday when …
CHESHIRE — Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference executive director Glenn Lungarini made one of the toughest decisions in his tenure as the CIAC top official Tuesday morning, announcing the CIAC would cancel its remaining state tournament games due to the impact of coronavirus. This will mark the first time in 97 years the CIAC will not […]
The CIAC announced its extraordinary decision to cancel the rest of the winter’s state tournaments due to growing concerns surrounding the coronavirus. Students-athletes, coaches and fans alike voiced their opinions on that decision on social media as soon as the announcement was made at approximately 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Here’s a look at some […]
Watch the live CIAC press conference regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the boys basketball, girls basketball and ice hockey state tournaments and the boys swimming championships.