|Oct 13, 2018: Tim McBride, Will Rogers, Jasson Jobson, Gianni Bussani, Brandon Manz, Keith Molinich, Mikah McDonnell, Bryan Hanley|
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.
|October 13, 2018: Penn Yan football coach Tim McBride and record-setting QB Will Rogers; Eastridge football coach Jasson Jobson; Fairport boys soccer coach Gianni Bussani and senior defender Brandon Manz; G&G Fitness Coach of the Week Keith Molinich of Pittsford football; Webster Thomas senior and two-time Section V golf champion, Mikah McDonnell and Titans coach, Bryan Hanley|
|October 06, 2018: Honeoye Falls-Lima football coach John Russ and senior OL/LB Josh Kociol; Greece Arcadia football coach Tony Streb; Sgt. Tim McGuire from the local U.S. Army recruiting office; Hilton boys soccer coach Mike Ellicott and players Noah Malta and Joey Gombatto; Luke Folts of the Special Olympics talking about a 3-on-3 basketball fundraiser on Oct. 28 at Gates Chili; G&G Fitness Director of Consumer Sales, Tim Garbach.|
|September 29, 2018: John Boccacino in to guest hosts; Wilson football coach Greg Mortier and McQuaid coach Bobby Bates after the Knights' thrilling win on Friday night; Penfield boys volleyball coach Mike Fusare; Mercy soccer coach Donna Trost and senior F Dori Rizzo|
|September 22, 2018: Previewing GauseBowl with Bishop Kearney football coach Rick Gause and his younger brother, UPrep first-year coach, Kala Gause; Sgt. Tim McGuire of the local U.S. Army Recruiting office; G&G Fitness Coach of the Week John Mahoney of Churchville-Chili boys soccer and senior defensive midfielder Colby Egan; Victor girls volleyball coach Matt Glover and soph. setter, Ally Devitt, our Girls Athlete of the Week; Livonia Strength & Conditioning coach Chad Smith on the S&C Conditioning Summit held over the summer and on more to come.|
|September 15, 2018: D&C sportswriters James Johnson and Stevie Johnson in studio to preview the East vs. Wilson city football showdown; Webster Schroeder boys soccer coach Dave Urbanski and senior goalie Gerard Giuliano on the Warriors' solid start; Hilton girls soccer coach Steve Sorenson and senior Megan Letta on the Cadets big week ahead and strong start to the season; former Caledonia-Mumford football coach Mike Monacelli on to remember late former football star, Matt Cappotelli.|
|September 08, 2018: FIRST SHOW OF SCHOOL YEAR: Irondequoit High's Dan Fichter and Greece Athena's Rob Cerone previewing their Monroe County football matchup; coach Jamie Schneider and senior forward Erin Coykendall of two-time defending Class A state soccer champion Spencerport; new D&C sportswriter, Stevie Johnson, who replaced Connors and Ferris HS Sports Show host, Jeff DiVeronica.|
Athletes & Coach of the Week
October 16, 2018:
Girls: Mikah McDonnell, Webster Thomas golf. The senior shot at 77 on Tuesday at Deerfield CC to capture her second straight Section V Girls Golf Championship, then gave a verbal commitment to play for William & Mary. McDonnell went undefeated this fall and will play in the state championships next June.
Boys: Will Rogers, Penn Yan football. The senior quarterback threw for 302 yards and five touchdowns and rushed for 40 yards and one TD as the Mustangs blew out Midlakes to finish the regular season 6-1. His 2,395 yards this season and 30 TD passes rank second and fifth in Section V single-season history.
G&G FITNESS COACH OF THE WEEK
KEITH MOLINICH, PITTSFORD FOOTBALL
The 12th-year varsity head coached guided the Panthers back from an 0-2 hole this fall to a 5-2 regular-season recorded headed into the Section V Class AA playoffs as a No. 4 seed. The Panthers have won five Monroe County Division I titles under Molinich, but his calling card is using discipline, hard work and inspiration to turn boys in his program into young men, setting an example with his actions as well as words.
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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.