|Jun 09, 2018: Kevin O'Connell, Paul Gotham, Wayne Smith, Jim Andre|
Connors & Ferris High School Sports Show
Welcome to the website of the Connors & Ferris High School Sports Show, the only radio talk show in the Rochester area that covers Section V and local High School sports in Rochester NY. The show can be heard live every Saturday at noon on FOX SPORTS 1280 WHTK in the Rochester area and also on the Web at www.whtk.com or by using the iHeartRadio app on your smart device. The show features interviews with coaches and players, previews and highlights the biggest games each season and honors "Athletes of the Week." It also tackles the issues facing teenage athletes, such as proper nutrition and recovery from injury and how to balance academics and athletics.
Since 2003, more than 2,000 coaches and athletes have been on the show. A special thanks goes to Connors & Ferris and all of our sponsors (link to sponsors) Without their continued support, area athletes and coaches wouldn't have a chance to be showcased on the radio.
|June 09, 2018: Honeoye Falls-Lima girls lacrosse coach Kevin O'Connell following the Cougars' loss in the Class C state championship game; sportswriter Paul Gotham of www.PickinSplinters.com on his coverage of local sports; Penfield girls lacrosse coach Wayne Smith to preview the Patriots Class A state championship with Syracuse CBA; Victor boys lacrosse coach Jim Andre to preview the Blue Devils attempt to win a fourth straight state championship.|
|June 02, 2018: Victor baseball coach Sean Rucker and junior SS Tino Rosso; Fairport football coach Marc Vitticore, named the G&G Fitness Coach of the Week; Penfield girls lacrosse coach Wayne Smith and senior defender Beth Lawatsch; Geneva sophomore Ryan Fishback and coach Bill Hadsell shortly after Fishback finished as runner-up in singles at the state tennis championships. Plus, Athletes of the Week from Geneva and Wayne.|
|May 26, 2018: Fairport boys lacrosse coach Mike Torrelli on the Red Raiders' win in the Class A semifinals; Brighton girls lacrosse coach Rich Curtis recapping the Barons' win in the Class A semifinals; Canandaigua baseball coach Dale Werth previewing the Class A1 title game; McQuaid baseball coach Tony Fuller previewing the Class AA title game.|
|May 19, 2018: Special show: The Mark Storm Case. We dissect the defamation lawsuit in which former Honeoye coach Mark Storm settled for $50,000 after parents attacked his character in a letter to the school superintendent. We talk with Storm and his former player, Katrina Davenport. Longtime Section V coach Al Best also discusses Storm.|
|May 12, 2018: Fairport baseball players Mike Sabbatine and Tyler Smith on the Red Raiders' run of winning 8 of their last 9; U.S. Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient Dylan Duncan on his time served and being honored by the NY Yankees; Harley-Allendale Columbia girls and boys track coach Dan Deckman and senior Sunniva Sheffield on the booming participation numbers in the program; Bishop Kearney softball coach Dave Herbst and soph. P Emily Phelan on the Kings' 14-1 start and Phelan eclipsing 1,000 career strikeouts; former Brockport boys basketball coach Charlie Hage, the owner of Brockport Custom Carpet, on the store's support of Section V sports.|
|May 05, 2018: Discussion on the 'mercy rule' and if we need one in Section V baseball/softball; Honoring our G&G Fitness Coach of the Week, Dan Hoyt of HF-L baseball; Spencerport girls lacrosse coach Patricia Condon & captains Emily Coykendall, Olivia Wall, Jamie Briggs and Riana Viavattene on the Rangers 8-2 start and challenging schedule; recapping Bishop Kearney softball’s 10-0 start; they’re the reigning Class C state champs; Basin Pub & Pittsford Pub & Grille Athletes of the Week!|
Athletes & Coach of the Week
June 14, 2018:
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BOYS: Maxx Countryman, Avon baseball. The senior right-hander pitched a two-hit shutout with 8 strikeouts and also scored the winning run on Aaron Ghent's double in Friday's 1-0 win over Lansing in the Class C state semifinals. He's 10-1 on the mound this spring. Named MVP of the Class C1 tournament, Countryman also tossed a 3-hitter with 9 strikeouts in last Saturday's 3-0 regional win. The Braves, shortly after our show wrapped up, went on to win their first state title!
GIRLS: Haley Riorden, Rush-Henrietta track. The junior came out of nowhere, almost literally, to win Friday's 800 meters at the state championships in Cicero. After posting only the 20th fastest qualifying time, Riorden roared past everyone in sight to win the title in 2 minutes, 9.86 seconds in her first state championship appearance.
G&G FITNESS COACH OF THE WEEK
DALE WERTH, CANANDAIGUA BASEBALL
Werth guided the Braves to a 20-5 season and their first trip ever to the state tournament, ending what the team called its "Frontier Field Curse," after winning two straight Section V titles and failing to advance. Canandaigua saw their shutout streak end at three on Friday, losing 3-1 to Queensbury in the Class A semifinals.
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About the hosts
Jeff DiVeronica, host
A native of Canastota, N.Y., DiVeronica has covered high school sports for the Democrat and Chronicle since 1994, and was honored as the "Sportswriter of the Year" by the Rochester Press-Radio Club in 2014 and 2002. A graduate of St. John Fisher College and member of its Communications / Journalism Hall of Fame, he also hosts a show on WHTK about Rochester Rhinos, Rochester Lancers & Western New York Flash soccer. He founded the CNB Show in 2003. He writes a blog on soccer and co-contributes to another, Varsity Voices, about high school sports at www.DemocratandChronicle.com/blog/varsityvoices.
John Boccacino, co-host
A Brighton native, Boccacino is the director of sports information at Keuka College. He formerly was assistant SID at State University of New York at Brockport and worked for the Democrat and Chronicle from 2007-10 as its youth sports reporter. Prior to that, he worked part-time at the D&C while also doing the CNB Show. A 2003 graduate of Syracuse University's prestigious Newhouse School of Communications, Boccacino also contributed to the D&C's Section V coverage with his "Boccacino's Blitz" football video highlight package.