CIAC 2021 spring plan won’t require masks during active outdoor competition, makes some sport modifications

The CIAC released its 2021 Spring Sports plan to state athletic directors and to the public Thursday morning, including dates for the state tournaments and similar COVID-19 mitigation strategies as the fall season. That means masks will not be required during play for outdoor sports, except for close contact on sidelines and dugouts. But host … Read more

CIAC update on winter and spring sports season, Feb. 18

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 revisit … Read more

Wilton All-State senior Gulbin devastated by news of canceled season

Wilton senior football player Matt Gulbin said he and his teammates have felt like pingpong balls being knocked back and forth the last few weeks. As the CIAC, Department of Health and local school boards wrestled with the decision whether to play football this fall or not, the athletes have been the ones bearing the … Read more

CIAC’s statement on cancellation of 11-on-11 football this fall, and volleyball moving forward

The following is from the CIAC’s website, casciac.org. Click here for additional information 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 … Read more

CIAC asks to resume conditioning; Board of Control will meet again Sunday

The following is from the CIAC’s website, casciac.org. 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 … Read more

CIAC releases fall sports plan

The following is from the CIAC’s website, casciac.org. To view the CIAC’s 2020 fall sports plan, click here The CIAC has released its plan for a return to interscholastic athletics this fall. A point of emphasis throughout the development of this plan is the fluid nature of planning around COVID. While sports in Connecticut have … Read more

Silver lining: Three FCIAC gymnastics teams finished second at State class meets

Three teams from the FCIAC each placed second in their respective state class championship meets in girls gymnastics, which ended up being the last winter sport which got to complete state championships before the coronavirus pandemic caused the cancellation of the remainder of the 2019-20 high school winter sports season. Fairfield Ludlowe was runner-up in … Read more

CIAC announces desire to play 2020 spring sports season, but monitoring situation

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference postponed the start of its spring season indefinitely Wednesday due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus. The spring season was scheduled to begin on April 4. “No teams should be practicing at this time,” CIAC Executive Director Glenn Lungarini said. “We are not setting any sort of date of … Read more