Archive: August 2014

CPTV Sports HS Football Training Camp Special

CPTV Sports, the channel for LIVE Connecticut high school football, kicks off the season Wednesday Sept. 10 when Cheshire visits Ridgefield at 6 p.m., the first of 18 live and tape-delay broadcasts on the road to the eight state championship games in December.

To get you ready for the season, check out our High School Training Camp special now on YouTube (above).

Visit our YouTube high school football playlist  for  highlights from the 2013 season.

The Wire: Cats split; Waterford out; Osgood finals tonight

AUGUST 20, 2014 on the CPTV Sports Wire: The Rock Cats win after losing the completion of a suspended game in Richmond; Waterford’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth state champs fail to advance out of pool play in the World Series; see broadcast premieres of high school boys and men’s open finals tonight starting at 7:30 on CPTV Sports. Continue reading

Saturday Aug. 12 10:30am LIVE:
Little League Challenger Exhibition Game

CPTV Sports will show the Little League Challenger Exhibition Game LIVE from Williamsport, Pa., Saturday August 23 at 10:30am. The broadcast will be produced by WVIA Public Media in Pittston, Pa.

The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a separate division of Little League that enables boys & girls with physical and developmental challenges, ages 4-18, or up to age 22 if still enrolled in high school, to enjoy baseball.

Since 2001, two Little League Challenger Division teams have been invited to play an exhibition game at the Little League World Series, which concludes this weekend. The first three years the teams came from local programs. Since then, teams from nine states, from as far away as Arizona, have participated. The teams playing in the Challenger game as part of the World Series are representing more than 30,000 Challenger players in more than 900 leagues worldwide.

The 2014 teams are Clinton Valley Little League from Detroit and Little Mountain Little League from Vancouver, B.C.

This year is Little League’s 75th anniversary and the Challenger Division’s 25th anniversary. It will also be the first international Challenger Game.

The Wire: Cochran UConn starting QB; BTB tonight at 7!

AUGUST 19, 2014 on the CPTV Sports Wire: First-year UConn football coach Bob Diaco names sophomore Casey Cochran (Masuk-Monroe High) as the Huskies starting quarterback; Rock Cats update; new Beyond The Beat tonight at 7 on CPTV Sports; topics include Notre Dame academic scandal and Anne Donovan’s future with the Connecticut Sun. Continue reading

GHPA High School B-Ball Showcase: North 116, South 105

Elijah Pemberton scored 21 points to lead the North to a 116-105 victory over the South in the Greater Hartford Pro-Am Topflight High School B-Ball Showcase at Crosby High in Waterbury August 13. CPTV Sports was there and will show replays in upcoming days (check broadcast schedule).

Pemberton, who has transferred from Xavier-Middletown to Master’s-Simsburym scored 17 in the second half in the game, which featured many of the top returning high school players in Connecticut. The South’s Arkel Ager-Lamar, a guard from St. Joseph’s-Trumbull, scored a game-high 32 points.

Read the game story by The Hartford Courant’s Mike Anthony here.

Osgood Shootout Boys HS, Open Championship Games

Weaver High-based Team Green won the boys high school title and the TJ Mathis All-Stars the men’s open championship in the Osgood Shootout basketball tournament Aug. 17 in New Britain. CPTV Sports will show the broadcast premieres of the games Wednesday Aug. 19 starting at 7:30pm with the high school final followed at 8:30pm by the open final.

Read features stories on the event from the New Britain Herald’s Matt Straub here and here. For more information on the event, go to the Osgood Shootout facebook page here. YouTube highlighs of the high school final above and the open division below.


The Wire: Cats streak ends; RCP falls in Legion Series

AUGUST 15, 2014 on the CPTV Sports Wire: Bowie ends the four-game winning streak of the Rock Cats, who are LIVE on CPTV Sports tonight (see details on our participation in the Ice Bucket Challenge); top prospect Byron Buxton reaches out to fans on Twitter after his frightening collision Wednesday night in his Rock Cats debut; Rocky Hill/Cromwell/Portland loses its first game in the American Legion World Series. Continue reading