Archive: September 2014

The Wire: 2 football No. 1s; #BTB on UConn, NFL, cycling;
Farmington #ctbsoc rolls; Our field hockey opener today

SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 on the CPTV Sports Wire: New Canaan is No. 1 in the first New London Day state high school coaches poll of 2014 — Southington is No. 1 in the media poll released Monday; Tuesday’s Beyond The Beat covers UConn and NFL football and the upcoming Connecticut Cycling Festival being covered by CPTV Sports; Farmington High boys soccer tops Newington 3-0 - see it Thursday at 7:00pm on CPTV Sports; We’re covering our first field hockey game of the season today in Stonington. Continue reading

Connecticut Cycling Festival

For one weekend in September, the cycling world turned its attention to Hartford and the Connecticut Cycling Festival. Some of the best professional and amateur cyclists come to Hartford for the season’s most anticipated late-season race events on Sept. 20-21.

CPTV Sports is proud to partner with the Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program and show the broadcast premiere of our coverage of the event Thursday Oct. 2 at 9:00pm.

The one-hour program will highlight the 50-mile criterium through the streets of Hartford. The show will also feature pieces highlighting the status of biking in Connecticut and the preparation that goes into putting on a large event such as this.

The event featured professional races, amateur competitions and 45- and 100-mile recreational rides. Repeat airings are Sunday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m., Wed. Oct.  8 at 7 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. It’s also available on YouTube (above).

“We were so excited to be able to cover the Connecticut Cycling Festival this year,” said Bob Yalen, director of CPTV Sports. “In addition to the race coverage, we’ve included in-depth interviews, cycling tips and more in the show, which we think will really excite cycling fans.”

The Connecticut Cycling Festival is the cornerstone event of the CCAP, whose goal is to see youth and the sport of cycling thrive in the United States. While focused on Connecticut, the CCAP is creating a model to share with the rest of the country. Every year the Connecticut Cycling Festival brings professional and amateur cyclists to downtown Hartford for a variety of cycling and non-cycling events.

The Wire: HS football wrap; Redd scores; #CTBSOC update

SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 on the CPTV Sports Wire: A wild opener for our LIVE Friday night high school football game of the week; Silas Redd of Norwalk scores his first NFL TD for Washington; today we’re covering Newington-Farmington boys soccer at Tunxis Mead (broadcast premiere Thursday 7:00pm). Continue reading

HS football: Southington 41, Glastonbury 38

Jasen Rose threw four touchdown passes and backup Luke Krochko threw two more as Southington High rallied and then held on to defeat Glastonbury 41-38 Sept. 12 in the season opener for the CCC football powers. CPTV Sports showed the game line on air and online and will show broadcast relays in upcoming days (Note: full online replay begins at 34:00 mark).

Southington, the top-ranked team in the preseason state media poll, trailed 10-0 after the first quarter and 17-14 at halftime. The Knights rallied to take the lead in the third quarter, but Glastonbury bounced back with an interception and recovered fumble in the end zone for touchdowns.

Krochko (4-for-4 passing, 53 yards), who came in when Rose left the game with an injury, threw his scoring passes late in the third quarter and early in the fourth to give Southington the lead for good. The Tomahawks also capitalized on a negative-yards punt and another interception for scores.

Southington’s Alex Jamele and Kyle Borawski both had three touchdown catches, and Vance Upham ran for 174 yards on 16 carries for the Blue Knights.

Read the game story by The Hartford Courant’s Tom Yantz here.

HS football: St. Joseph 17, Notre Dame-West Haven 6

Abdul Basir ran 29 times for 207 yards and a touchdown and St. Joseph stopped Notre Dame-West Haven in the red zone three times as the Cadets defeated the Green Knights 17-6 Sept. 11 in West Haven.

CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Saturday Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. (after the replay of the Sept. 12 Glastonbury-Southington game at 10 a.m.).

St. Joseph’s 300th victory in program history came in another matchup in the season-opening FCIAC-SCC challenge. Cadets punter Cam Ryan averaged 46.2 yards on five punts, and St. Joseph blocked a punt and an extra point. Read the game story by the Connecticut Post’s Michael Fornabaio here.

HS football: Cheshire 41, Ridgefield 14

Andrew Yamin ran 19 times for 221 yards and two touchdowns and Josh MacNiven threw three TD passes to lead Cheshire High to a 41-14 football victory over Ridgefield Sept. 10.

It was the opener for both teams and CPTV Sports’ first LIVE broadcast of the season. The game will be replayed several times in upcoming days (check broadcast schedule; YouTube highlights above).

Cheshire took advantage of three interceptions and a fumble to take a 27-7 lead.

Read the game story by’s Mike Pucci here.

The Wire: HS football kicks off; big 1st day in HS fall sports;
Conard hat trick; 500th win for Branford coach; Barnes update

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 on the CPTV Sports Wire: The high school football season kicks off Wednesday night with CPTV Sports’ first LIVE game of the season at 6:00pm as Ridgefield visits Cheshire; high school soccer, field hockey and girls volleyball gets under way as Branford field hockey coach Cathy McGuirk earns her 500th career victory; Former UConn and Bethel High pitcher Matt Barnes makes big league debut with Red Sox. Continue reading

The Wire: Cheshire rout starts HS football season

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 on the CPTV Sports Wire: Cheshire dominates Ridgefield in CPTV Sports’ first LIVE high school football game of 2014; tonight we’re in West Haven as St. Joseph’s visits Notre Dame (broadcast premiere Saturday 1:00pm), Friday we’re LIVE from Southington as Glastonbury visits the defending Class LL champions (7:00pm). Continue reading

HS Boys Soccer: Conard 5, Berlin 1

Erik Ribeiro had a first-half hat trick to lead Conard to a 5-1 high school boys soccer win over Berlin in a CCC interdivisional game Sept. 9 in West Hartford. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Saturday Sept. 13 at 7:00pm.

Sebastian Rengifo and Lennert Windhorst also scored for the Conard. Justin Park scored for Berlin in the second half.

The Wire: HS Fall Sports openers; Cochran, Barnes updates

SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 on the CPTV Sports Wire: The high school fall sports season starts Tuesday, with key games in boys and girls soccer and field hockey all over the state; football begins Wednesday (including Ridgefield at Cheshire LIVE opener at 6:00pm on CPTV Sports); Concussions force UConn QB Casey Cochran (Masuk High) to quit football; Former UConn pitcher Matt Barnes (Bethel High) makes his debut with Red Sox. Continue reading