The final In Focus of the 2014-15 school year:
This episode comes to our viewers from Wilton, home of the UChoose Student-Athlete of the Week Spencer Brown. Hear from Spencer and more…
-In The Huddle takes a look at how Stafford baseball stays focused on a rainy day
-A Best In Connecticut Sports Spotlight on Southington baseball
-A wacky trip Off Base with Bloomfield track and field, Southington baseball, and Windsor Locks track and field’s Hector Martinez, Patrick Fitzgibbons of Haddam-Killingworth
-A special profile on Eric Mangini’s football camp and its importance to Hartford.
Erika Wachter hosts episode 5 of CPTV Sports In Focus that includes:
-A discussion on the FIFA corruption scandal featuring Hall-West Hartford soccer star Jack Monnes and our soccer analyst Shawn Mecchi.
-The UChoose Student-Athlete of the Week interview with Wilton baseball’s JT Morin.
-Off Base with Daniel Hand-Madison girls lacrosse, East Lyme, and Xavier-Middletown boys lacrosse
-In The Huddle featuring New Milford boys lacrosse
-Best In Connecticut Sports Spotlight on Darien runner Alex Ostberg
Erika Wachter hosts episode 4 of CPTV Sports In Focus that includes:
-Two of the state’s top basketball players, Tracy Rumley of Maloney-Meriden and KeAndre Fair of Weaver-Hartford, talk about the effects of playing year-round.
-UChoose Student-Athlete of the Week interview with Barlow-Redding pitcher Mark Raymond
-Off Base with Ridgefield boys volleyball, Coginchaug-Durham softball, and Hand-Madison boys lacrosse
-In The Huddle featuring East Catholic-Manchester baseball
-Best In Connecticut Sports Spotlight on Shelton pitcher Mike Cowell
Erika Wachter hosts episode 3 of CPTV Sports In Focus that includes:
-A football player’s perspective on Deflategate: Southington’s Jay Rose and Austin Morin talk about bending the rules in high school sports.
-UChoose Student-Athlete of the Week interview with Middletown softball’s Kelsey White
-Off Base with Suffield softball and Fitch-Groton softball
-In The Huddle featuring St. Joseph-Trumbull
-Best In Connecticut Sports spotlight on Woodstock Academy sprinter David Bohanan.
Erika Wachter hosts episode 2 of In Focus that includes:
An update on our story from last week on possible changes in the Eastern Connecticut Conference and an in-depth look at the FCIAC rescinding its decision to move the league football championship game to Thanksgiving Day; UChoose Student-Athlete of the Week interview with Northwest Catholic-West Hartford’s Lauren Cenci; Off Base with Cromwell baseball, New Canaan girls lacrosse, and Hall-West Hartford boys lacrosse; In The Huddle, featuring Middletown’s Ultimate Disc team. Best In Connecticut Sports Spotlight on Danbury High junior volleyball player Tom Demouth, who plays with a prosthetic left leg.
Erika Wachter hosts the series debut of CPTV Sports In Focus that includes:
-A look into the future of the Eastern Connecticut Conference with Mike DiMauro
-The UChoose Student-Athlete of the Week interview with North Branford’s Lindsay Golia
-Off Base with Glastonbury boys volleyball, Newington boys volleyball, Joel Barlow boys lacrosse, and East Haven softball
-In The Huddle featuring Avon girls lacrosse
-Best In Connecticut Sports spotlight on Farmington girls basketball player Hannah Friend
The Best in Connecticut Sports Spotlight will be part of the lineup of ‘In Focus’, the CPTV Sports’ Connecticut high school sports magazine hosted by Erika Wachter that premieres Wednesday May 6 at 7 p.m.
The Best in Connecticut Sports Spotlight debuted last fall on CPTV Sports. High school athletes from across the state are doing amazing things in their communities and making a difference in the world around them. Tune in for these often-untold stories and discover the exceptional students and teams going above and beyond their sports endeavors to have a positive impact on their communities.
“In The Huddle”, a segment with a viewpoint from the meeting rooms, practice fields and sidelines of the athletes who appear on CPTV Sports, will be a weekly segment on “In Focus”, the channel’s new high school sports magazine show that premieres Wednesday May 6 at 7 p.m.
‘In The Huddle’ is a behind-the-scenes look at high school sports and a way to get to know the personalities making sports news in Connecticut. Witness practice rituals, game-day action and more from a whole new perspective. Viewers will have the opportunity to hang with the state’s top teams for a day and discover what makes the teams tick, all from the athlete’s point of view.
“Off Base”, a segment featuring unique takes from Connecticut athletes and others seen on CPTV Sports, will be part of “In Focus”, the channel’s new high school sports magazine show that premieres Wednesday May 6 at 7 p.m.
Connecticut is full of intriguing sports figures, but what makes these people tick? And who are they? In this funny and upbeat segment, hear answers to viewers’ most straightforward and interesting questions. Viewers can submit questions to us on Twitter @cptvsports or our Facebook page.
CPTV Sports will premiere “In Focus”, a new high school sports magazine Wednesday May 6 at 7 p.m. The weekly series highlights the accomplishments in Connecticut high school athletics, both on and off the field. CPTV Sports promises In Focus will revolutionize the way that people think about Connecticut high school athletics!
The host of CPTV Sports In Focus is Erika Wachter. The 24-year old native of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., worked with CPTV Sports during the “Run to the Sun” high school basketball championship weekend LIVE from Mohegan Sun in March 2015. Wachter played field hockey at Syracuse University, where she graduated umma cum laude in 2012 with a bachelor of science degree in broadcast journalism. Wachter double-minored in Marketing Management and Psychology.
“I am so excited to be the host of CPTV Sports newest show In Focus,” said Wachter. “I can’t wait to get out in the community to hear your stories and I look forward to sharing them in this unique and interactive format. The passion from the Connecticut sports fan is simply amazing and I am eager to get started this spring!”
“In Focus was created to provide a fresh perspective on high school athletics across the state,” said Joe Coss, CPTV production manager. “This show is about community and telling stories that highlight the successes of Connecticut’s student athletes in an exciting way.”
Segments will be revealed in the days and weeks leading up to the premiere. They include:
* UChoose Student-Athlete of the Week – CPTV Sports’s UChoose Student-Athlete of the Week highlights the performances of six nominees each week, with the winner selected in an online vote beginning Saturday and ending Tuesday at noon - viewers, fans, family and friends are all encouraged to vote. Winners, their schools and accomplishments will be highlighted.
CPTV Sports is made possible by Presenting Sponsor Columbia Dental and exclusive radio partners 97-9 ESPN and Fox Sports Radio 1410. It is available on Frontier channel 65; Comcast 966 (Danbury, Bethel and Ridgefield 256); Cox 805; Cablevision 139; Charter 180; Thames Valley channel 87; and MetroCast channel 418. The channel is also available digitally over the air at channels 24.3 (Hartford), 49.3 (Bridgeport), 53.3 (Norwich) and 65.3 (New Haven).