Archive: June 2014

CIAC Class LL Softball Semifinals:
Amity 2, South Windsor 1
Southington 8, Hand 0

Top-seeded Southington High and No. 7 Amity-Woodbridge advanced to the CIAC Class LL softball finals with semifinal victories June 10 at West Haven High. CPTV Sports will show replays of Amity’s 2-1 win over South Windsor and Southington’s 8-0 win over Hand-Madison in upcoming days (check broadcast schedule).

Amity and Southington meet in the Class LL final Saturday June 14 at 7:00pm at DeLuca Field in Stratford.

Southington (23-0) was ranked No. 1 in the most recent state coaches/media. Amity is 20-4.  Read the game story on Southington’s win by The Hartford Courant’s Lori Riley here and the story on Amity’s win by’s Mike Pucci here.

CIAC Class L Boys Volleyball Final:
Ridgefield 3, Southington 0

Middle hitter Griffin Jones had 20 kills, four blocks and four digs to lead Ridgefield High to a 3-0 sweep of Southington in the CIAC Class L boys volleyball final June 12 at Kennedy High in Waterbury. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Monday June 16 at 7:30pm.

Ridgefield (21-2), which won by scores of won by score 25-20, 27-25 and 25-23, rallied from behind in the last two games to top Southington (19-4). Read the game story from the Danbury News-Times’ Richard Gregory here.

CIAC Class L Boys Lacrosse Final:
Greenwich 13, Staples 10

Greenwich jumped out to a four-goal lead in the first quarter and held off two Staples-Westport rallies for a 13-10 victory in the CIAC Class L final boys lacrosse final June 14 at McMahon High in Norwalk. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Wednesday June 18 at 7:00pm

Second-seeded Greenwich, which won its first state lacrosse title, finished 20-3. Senior Luke Finneran had four goals and three assists, sophomore Will Perry a hat trick and senior Jamie Paradise two goals and three assists for the Cardinals, who led 6-4 at halftime.  Greenwich led 11-6 before Staples (15-6) mounted another rally, but 12-10 was as close as the Wreckers would get. Read the game story from the Greenwich Time’s David Fierro here. WFSB-TV Channel 3 video above.

CPTV Sports also covered Greenwich’s 7-5 semifinal win over Fairfield Prep and Staples’ 8-6 semi victory over Amity. Replays of those games will be shown in upcoming days.

CIAC Boys, Girls State Open Track

The Darien High boys and girls swept the team titles in the CIAC State Open outdoor track meet June 9 in Middletown. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Wednesday June 11 at 7:30pm.

The Blue Wave boys had the easier victory, topping second-place Windsor 65-42. The Darien girls edged FCIAC rival Staples-Westport 45.75-42. Boys meet results here; girls meet results here.

CIAC Class M Boys Volleyball Quarterfinals:
Darien 3, New Canaan 1

Alex Preston had seven kills and four blocks and George Phillips 17 kills and four aces to lead Darien to a 3-1 win over FCIAC rival New Canaan in the quarterfinals of the CIAC Class M boys volleyball tournament June 6 in Darien. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Tuesday June 10 at 9:30pm.

Third-seeded Darien (18-5) won by game scores of 25-15, 17-25, 25-22, 25-16, meets No. 2 seed and defending champion Oxford in the semifinals June 10 at Fairfield Warde. New Canaan finished 12-7. Read the game story by the Stamford Advocate’s Rich DePreta here.

Rock Cats wrap up season on CPTV Sports

The New Britain Rock Cats, Connecticut’s top minor-league baseball franchise, will make their final 2014 CPTV Sports appearance Friday August 29 at 7:00pm when they host New Hampshire.

It will be the seventh live Rock Cats broadcast this summer. The sixth was August 15, when the Rock Cats defeated Harrisburg, 5-1. YouTube highlights of the Cats’ 2-0 win over Bowie Aug. 12 above.

The Rock Cats, the Double A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, have produced a number of top major league players, including Torii Hunter, David Ortiz, A.J. Pierzynski, Michael Cuddyer, Justin Morneau, Joe Mauer and Yangervis Solarte. Last season, the Rock Cats featured third baseman Miguel Sano, one of the Twins’ top major league prospects. The Twins recently called up Kennys Vargas, who had been having a strong season in New Britain.

For more information on the team and ticket information, go to

CIAC Class L Boys Lacrosse quarterfinals:
Amity 12, New Milford 9

Jacob Millner scored five goals to help Amity-Woodbridge dominate the first half in a 12-9 win at New Milford in the quarterfinals of the CIAC Class L boys lacrosse tournament June 7. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Tuesday June 10 at 7:30pm, after the latest edition of Beyond The Beat.

Amity (15-3) led 11-1 early in the third quarter before New Milford rallied behind three goals from David Buono. Read the game story by the Danbury News-Times’ John Nestor here.