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It’s all hands on deck for the staff of Hearst-Connecticut Newspapers — the Connecticut Post, the Danbury News-Times, the Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time. We’ll be at nearly every single game in the Southwest Connecticut region for our biggest live scoring blog of the season.
If you’re at home, just click the window below to follow along on everything that’s happening across the state: who’s scoring, who’s winning, whose playoff hopes are alive, whose playoff dreams are dead — from 7 a.m. until closing time when all the points are tabulated and all the playoff teams are accounted for. While your Turkey bakes, just click the window below, sit back and enjoy.
Look below for the internet and radio broadcast schedules.
- They’re IN: Xavier (9-0, most likely the No. 1 seed with a victory over Middletown); Norwich Free Academy (9-0, most likely the No. 2 seed with victory over New London); Trumbull (9-2, has clinched a home game awaiting seeding); Glastonbury (9-1 – has also clinched a home game, likely the 3 or 4 seed); Conard (8-2, will finish anywhere between 5 and 8.)
- Must Win: Southington (8-1 – a win and D.J. and the Blue Knights will be the No. 5 seed, a loss and they’ll be praying West Haven or Newtown doesn’t catch them on bonuses); Staples (8-1, a win and they’ll be the No. 6 seed; a loss and they’re almost toast).
- Pray: Hall (8-2, looking for bonus help to capture the last spot). Newtown (8-2, needs Brookfield and New Fairfield to win, West Haven to lose to sneak in. A Staples loss would help, too). Pomperaug (needs Bethel and Notre Dame-Fairfield to win to have any shot). West Haven (must win and have Southington lose, Amity, Wilbur Cross to win.
- They’re IN: Masuk (10-0 – the top seed); Darien (10-0 – must win to secure the No. 2 seed, can fall as far as No. 8). Hand (9-1, likely the No. 3 seed. Could get 2 if Darien loses).
- Must win: Wethersfield (8-1 – a loss and they’re in serious trouble); Naugatuck (8-1 – a loss and they’re out); North Haven (8-1 – a loss and they’re out); Maloney (8-1 – a loss and they’re out); New Canaan (8-1 – a loss and they’re out).
- Pray: Bristol Eastern (8-1 – a win and then one of the remaining contenders to lose to have a shot, preferably Maloney); Windsor (8-2 – Two teams ahead to lose, or all of its bonuses to outpoint Eastern). Avon (8-2 – needs two or three ahead to lose). Middletown (7-2 – win and a miracle).
- They’re IN: Berlin (10-0 – most likely the top seed); New London (8-1 – most likely No. 2); Plainville (7-2).
- Must win: Brookfield (7-2 – actually, they can get in with a loss but only if a few behind it lose. Clinches home game with a win.); Coventry/Windham Tech (7-2 – in with a win); Gilbert/Northwestern (7-2 – in with a win); Lyman Hall (7-2 – in with a win); Platt (7-2 – in with a win).
- Pray: Hillhouse (6-3 – must win and get at least one above to lose, preferably Platt); Putnam/Tourellotte/Ellis Tech (6-3 – win and at least 2 above to lose); Waterford (6-3 – win and at least three above to lose). Everyone else needs a miracle.
- They’re IN: Valley Regional (10-0 – No. 2 seed unless Ansonia loses, then No. 1); Ansonia (9-0 – top seed with win over Naugatuck); Montville (8-1 – most likely the No. 3 seed); St. Joseph (7-3 – can still get a home game if enough bonuses come in); Woodland (7-3 – slight chance at a home game); Hyde (7-3 – locked in as the No. 6 seed); Cromwell (7-3 – locked in as the No. 7 seed).
- Pray: Coginchaug (7-3) and Sacred Heart (6-4) It comes down to Sacred Heart bonus points. If the Hearts can get THREE of the following teams to win, they’re in: Torrington, Crosby, St. Paul, Derby. If they get two, it’ll go to tiebreakers (SH trails right now). If just one, Coginchaug will advance.
New Canaan at Darien, 10:30 a.m. — MSG Varsity-Connecticut
- For those of you who have Cablevision, the mothership high school sports network will be broadcasting live from the scene at Darien High School. Mike Quick and the gang will have all the info you need. But the guys might need help deciphering the state playoff points, so look for a special guest at halftime.
- On WELI is “The Coach” George DeMaio‘s famous Thanksgiving Extravaganza. He and his crew will broadcast the game and, afterward, friends Steve Kirck, The Day of New London‘s Ned Griffen and other special guests will stay on the air until every playoff team is accounted for. Frankly, it doesn’t get any better than right here.
- Bob Sagendorf and Steve Gesseck of WATR are the best local game broadcasters in all of Connecticut. Sagendorf was a longtime ESPN employee and Gesseck knows the NVL better than anyone. Die-hard NVL fans must listen to their broadcast.
McMahon at Norwalk, 10:30 a.m. – WSTC 1400-AM / WNLK 1350-AM
- Matt Levine and his crew have seen just about every FCIAC team this season. So who better to give you the inside look at the Norwalk city title and coach Pete Tucci‘s final game? They do a great job getting as much information as possible for listeners.
- Veteran Rob Adams and the WGCH gang will be broadcasting the game. They know everything you need to know about this matchup, this rivalry, and the state implications surrounding it.
- The Student station at Staples High School do a fantastic job. Do yourself a favor and check these up-comers out. If you must watch this live, this is the place to go.
- Steve Kirck and veteran broadcaster Don Boyle have done every Notre Dame game this season. If you bleed green and gold and can’t make it to the game, there’s no where else to go.
Xavier vs. Middletown (at Wesleyan), 10 a.m. – CNX Radio 1710-AM