December 21, 2014
Darien High jumped out to a two-goal lead in the second period and held on to defeat Fairfield Prep 3-2 in a boys hockey game Dec. 20. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Tuesday Dec. 23 at 7:30pm.
Darien (2-0) won the rematch of last year’s Division I state final, won by Prep 2-1 in overtime. The Blue Wave outshot the Jesuits 35-15 in the matchup of two of the state’s top hockey powers.
Brendan Cassidy and Jake Kirby scored in the second period for Darien. Prep cut it to 2-1 on Vinny D’Amore’s goal with 13.6 seconds left in the period.
Jack Pardue scored the winner for Darien 2:47 into the third period. Prep kept it close with John Edmonds’ goal a minute later.
Jack Taubl had 32 saves for Prep (1-1); Darien’s Will Massie had 13.
Read the game story by the Connecticut Post’s Michael Fornabio here.
December 20, 2014
Alex White had 23 points and 12 rebounds to lead Xavier High to a 66-52 boys basketball win over Cheshire Dec. 19 in Middletown. It was CPTV Sports first LIVE basketball broadcast of the 2014-15 season (livestream here).
Kaleb Lutton had 10 rebounds for Xavier (2-0), which outrebounded Cheshire, 43-16. It was Cheshire’s season opener. The Rams led 4-0 before Xavier took control with a 20-4 run.
Lutton’s block of Shelton’s overtime extra-point attempt that gave Xavier a 28-27 win in the Class LL-Small football final Dec. 13 was voted CPTV Sports’ UChoose Play of the CIAC championships.
Read the game story from the Middletown Press’ Jim Bransfield here.
December 19, 2014
DECEMBER 19, 2014 on the CPTV Sports Wire: The Cheshire boys visit Xavier-Middletown tonight at 7 to begin our LIVE winter sports schedule. We’ll reveal the winner of our UChoose Play of the 2014 CIAC football Championships at the half. There’s more to hear about, including some players you’ve got to see on the girls side before the season ends.
The Wire, CPTV Sports’ radio initiative featuring reports by Francesco Graziano Jr. can be heard on our exclusive radio partners, sports stations ESPN 97.9 FM and Fox Sports Radio 1410 in Hartford.