October 30, 2014
OCTOBER 30, 2014 on the CPTV Sports Wire: Five years after a minor-league stint in Norwich, Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner is named World Series MVP; Kemba Walker hits two big shots for Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Hornets the day after news broke about his big raise; Maloney boys, Glastonbury girls win CCC soccer titles; other HS soccer titles decided; new GameTime tonight at 7; two live football games this weekend.
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October 27, 2014
Cheney Tech’s Rafael Lebron
Quarterback Rafael Lebron of Cheney Tech-Manchester has been voted our fall Week 6 UChoose Student-Athlete of the Week!
Rafael, a junior, was 12-for-16 passing for 337 yards and five touchdowns and ran for a score in Cheney Tech’s 55-36 win over visiting O’Brien Tech in a CSC game football game Friday.
Cheney Tech improved to 6-1, is a half-game behind CSC leader Capital Prep-Hartford and is No. 8 the CIAC Class M ratings.
Congrats to Rafael, who joins Fairfield Warde soccer player Taylor Grabenas and Cheshire girls volleyball player Jillian Haberli and Torrington boys soccer player Kevin Vaca as our UChoose honorees this fall.
Click here on our guidelines for the award, which is determined in an online vote starting Saturday night and ending Monday at noon. Be on the lookout for our Week 7 nominees starting Nov. 1!
October 25, 2014
Jaret Devellis ran 21 times for 116 yards and a touchdown as Newtown High got off to a fast start and hung on to defeat Brookfield 21-14 Oct. 25 in a game between SWC football unbeatens Oct. 24. It was CPTV Sports’ Week 7 LIVE Game of the Week on-air and online game (see livestream here).
Newtown (7-0), ranked No. 4 in the latest GameTimeCT.com state media poll, led 21-7 at the half. After Brookfield (6-1) capitalized on a Nighthawks turnover for the game’s first TD, Newtown scored three unanswered touchdowns. The first was set up by a Brookfield turnover and the next two capped drives of 86 and 80 yards.
Brookfield got back within a touchdown after a 73-yard drive in the second half, but it was the only score after halftime. Brookfield’s final chance ended when the Bobcats were called for roughing the kicker on a punt with 1:12 left. The play before that, a Newtown player was ejected following a scuffle to cap a chippy second half.
Brookfield could get an opportunity to face Newtown again in the SWC football championship game. It would be a rematch of last year’s SWC title game won by Newtown, 28-7.
Read Jon Chik’s game story in the Danbury News-Times here.