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CPTV Sports Announces the 2015 Fall Broadcast Schedules

To view the most up-to-date version of the CPTV Sports television broadcast schedule, bookmark this page: cptvsports.org/broadcast-schedule

CPTV Sports is available on: AT&T U-verse channel 65; Comcast cable channel 966 (with Comcast Bethel, Danbury and Ridgefield on channel 256); Cox Communications cable channel 805; Cablevision channel 139; Charter channel 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).

The WIRE - Flemer Stars In ‘Cats W, See ’em Friday July 3, LIVE!

#WIREWorthy Friday: The Rock Cats shutout Bowie 2-0 Thursday night thanks to a monster effort on the mound from Matt Flemer. We have LIVE Rock Cats baseball on our network Friday July 3 at 7pm!

The Wire, CPTV Sports’ radio initiative featuring reports by Francesco Graziano Jr. can be heard on our exclusive radio partners, sports stations ESPN 97.9 FM and Fox Sports Radio 1410 in Hartford.

Win a four-pack of Rock Cats tickets for Thursday night’s home opener!

CPTV Sports, your TV home for the New Britain Rock Cats, is giving away 25 four-packs of tickets for the Rock Cats 2015 home opener at New Britain Stadium against New Hampshire Thursday April 16 at 6:35 p.m.!

Fill out the entry form below (or send a postcard to the address listed in the contest rules list here) by Thursday April 16 at noon. CPTV Sports will pick the winners at random and notify winners by phone or email. Note: contest is open only to those 18 or older.

CPTV Sports will begin its season-long LIVE coverage of Rock Cats baseball Monday April 20 when the Cats host the Portland Sea Dogs at 6:35 p.m. (TV schedule here).

Winners must pick up the tickets at CPTV studios at 1049 Asylum Ave. in Hartford by 5 p.m. Thursday April 16.

HS Girls Lacrosse: Conard 4, Cheshire 2

Tessa Sinatro scored two goals and Lauren Scheld made eight saves to lead Conard to a 4-2 girls lacrosse victory over Cheshire April 11 in West Hartford. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Wednesday April 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Marrisa Haverty and Kiley Phelan also scored for Conard (2-0). Kaitlyn DAndrea and Megan Dutchyshyn scored for Cheshire (0-1), which got 11 saves from Alexa Carbone.

“In Focus” w/Erika Wachter premieres May 6 at 7 p.m.

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).

UChoose Student-Athlete of the Week: Feb. 2, 2015

UChoose-transparent-logo-2This week’s nominees for CPTV Sports’ UChoose Student-Athlete of the Week — our sixth vote of the winter sports season! Voting ends Monday at noon so choose your favorite now and tell your friends and fellow fans to vote, too!

Shaquana Edwards – Weaver-Hartford girls basketball
The junior guard had her fourth triple-double of the season — 32 points, 17 steals and 10 rebounds, with seven assists — in an 85-27 rout of Hartford Public Thursday. Friday, she had 30 points and 13 rebounds as the Beavers beat Wethersfield 54-48 for their sixth win in a row.

Jeremiah Livingston – Westhill-Stamford boys basketball
The senior guard had 28 points and seven assists as the state No. 7 Vikings beat Norwalk 65-60 Wednesday to improve to 11-0 in the FCIAC. He followed up with a game-high 19 points in a 69-65 win over Trinity Catholic Friday to give Westhill (12-1 overall) the Stamford city title.

Zarvon Love – Crosby-Waterbury boys basketball
The senior forward-center had 24 points and 14 rebounds in an 85-70 win over Kennedy-Waterbury in a game seen on CPTV Sports. He followed up with a game-high 22 in a 93-44 rout of Woodland-Beacon Falls Friday.

Roy Kane Jr. – Norwalk boys basketball
The senior guard had 30 points, 20 in the second half, and 21 rebounds in an 80-65 win over Harding-Bridgeport Friday for the state No. 7 Bears. He had 23 points in Wednesday’s loss to Westhill.

Peter Masi – New Fairfield/Immaculate boys hockey
The junior defenseman had a hat trick in a 6-1 win over Joel Barlow-Redding 6-1 as NFI improved to 9-4.

Shea Tracy – Terryville boys basketball
The senior joined the 1,000-point club Thursday by scoring 51 points — including a state-record 13 three-pointers — as Terryville routed Shepaug Valley 86-52. The 51 points were two shy of the Berkshire League record set by Wamogo’s Chuck Aleksinas in 1977.

Sunday Feb. 1 3:30pm: A Frontline Encore:
League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis

On Super Bowl Sunday Feb. 1 at 3:30 p.m. — three hours before the Patriots meet the Seahawks in Arizona — CPTV Sports presents a replay of the October 2013 PBS Frontline documentary “League of Denial”, which chronicles the the NFL’s handling of concussions.

How do you feel about the issue? Below is an interactive graphic where you can register your opinion and a comments board to explain your position.

PBS has presented several other documentaries on this topic, including “The Smartest Team”, showing how one Oklahoma high school took on the issue.

HS Girls Basketball: New London 65, Ledyard 38

Charee Osborne had 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead New London High to a 65-38 ECC girls basketball victory over visiting Ledyard Jan. 23. CPTV Sports was there and covered >the game LIVE.

The Whalers (12-2), No. 8 in the GameTimeCT.com state coaches/media poll, led 25-22 at halftime after Ledyard’s Francesca Matira hit a three at the buzzer while being fouled and completed the four-point play.

But New London outscored the Colonels 26-4 to pull away. India Pagan had 19 points and eight rebounds and Deanna McCarvell 11 points, five assists and three steals for the Whalers

Michelle Klinikowski had nine points, five rebounds and four blocks for Ledyard (7-6).

UChoose Student-Athlete of the Week: January 12, 2015

UChoose-transparent-logo-2This week’s nominees for CPTV Sports’ UChoose Student-Athlete of the Week — our third vote of the winter sports season! Voting ends Monday at noon, so choose your favorite now and tell your friends and fellow fans to vote, too!

Anthony Ceolin – Northwest Catholic boys hockey
The sophomore forward’s hat trick led the Indians in a 4-3 victory over Newington-Berlin-Manchester Thursday. Ceolin has 12 goals for Northwest (4-4).

Hannah Friend – Farmington girls basketball
A big week for the unbeaten Indians’ senior guard: she committed to Delaware Monday, had a dominant performance Wednesday vs. Weaver-Hartford (32 points, 12 rebounds) and Friday was player of the game with 19 points in a 55-48 win over Southington seen LIVE on CPTV Sports. No. 3 Farmington improved to 7-0.

Mustapha Heron - Sacred Heart-Waterbury boys basketball
The Pitt-bound junior guard scored 32 points Tuesday in the first real challenge of the season for the defending CIAC Class S champions. The top-ranked and undefeated Hearts (5-0) defeated city rival Kennedy 79-63 Tuesday.

John Lambert – East Catholic-Manchester boys basketball
The senior guard’s 32 points and 13 rebounds led the undefeated Eagles (6-0), the defending Class M champions, to an impressive 71-50 win over defending Class L champion Windsor.

Tyler Luedee – North Haven boys hockey
The senior forward scored two short-handed goals Wednesday in a 3-0 win over East Haven seen on CPTV Sports.

Erica Meyer – Wilton girls basketball
The Providence-bound senior center had three double-doubles in three wins in four days the Warriors (7-1). Erica’s numbers: 17 points, 12 rebounds in 75-28 win over McMahon, 16-15 in 58-23 win over New Milford, and 14-17 in 62-50 win over Trumbull.