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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.
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|March 10, 2018: Special in-studio guest former Greece Athena boys basketball coach Jim Johnson; NYSPHSAA executive director Robert Zayas on the controversy over the Red Creek basketball suspension/injunction; Justin Basch of Basch Solutions, a new show sponsor; Clyde-Savannah boys basketball coach Tim Jackson; Bishop Kearney girls basketball coach Kevan Sheppard; Josh Christopher of WebsmartAuto.com and Bob Johnson Certified Collection, a new show sponsor.|
|March 03, 2018: Class A1 basketball championship preview: Irondequoit boys coach Chris Cardon & guard Josh Stenglein; Greece Athena boys coach Mike Setzer; Penfield girls coach Mark Vogt on to break down the Class AA girls basketball championship between Mercy and Bishop Kearney; Pittsford Sutherland boys coach John Nally on to breakdown the Class A1 and AA championship games; NE Douglass boys coach Kyle Crandall on the Panthers’ unlikely run to the Section V Class A2 basketball final.|
|February 24, 2018: Hilton coach Troy Prince and sophomore swingman Tah'Jae Hill following the seventh-seeded Cadets' quarterfinal upset of No. 2 Rush-Henrietta; Canandaigua hockey coach Patrick Wade and forward Alex Burley previewing the Section V Class B championship; Finney boys basketball coach Joe Marchand and senior Max Harris on the Falcons' dramatic, one-point win over Geneseo in the Section V quarterfinals on Harris' 3-point buzzer-beater; Aquinas girls basketball coach Mark Loria and senior forward Kayla Jackson on the Little Irish's season and previewing the Section V Class A2 semifinals.|
|February 17, 2018: Gates Chili boys basketball coach Terry Nowden and senior guard Damon Payton talking about the Spartans' turnaround; Pittsford swim co-captains Sam Roche and Ben Beldner after the Panthers won a 16th straight Section V Class A crown; Naples girls basketball coach and former Webster Thomas and SUNY Geneseo standout Kara Houppert on the Big Green Machine's 14-6 record in her rookie season as a varsity coach; Webster Schroeder hockey coach Steve Parshall and senior forward Hunter Olsen after the Warriors' rallied to dethrone Pittsford 3-2 in the Class A quarterfinals; Zweigle's VP of Marketing and Sales Steve Vacanti on the company's reasons for supporting Section V sports.|
Athletes & Coach of the Week
March 11, 2018:Brought to you by The Basin Pub & Pittsford Pub
BOYS: Jaden Hartsfield, Greece Odyssey basketball. The 6-foot-1 sophomore scored 18 points in a 62-50 win over No. 3 Livonia to lead the Leopards to the Section V Class B championship, the school's first ever. He also made some clutch free throws in Odyssey's 62-57 upset of No. 1 Mynderse in the semifinals.
GIRLS: Alaina Forbes, Midlakes basketball. The junior guard pumped in 34 points in a 70-40 win over Bath in the Section V Class B championship game, delivering the Screaming Eagles' first sectional title since 1975 - a span of 43 years! Forbes averages 25.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.7 steals and 2.4 assists for unbeaten Midlakes, which is 24-0.
G&G FITNESS COACH OF THE WEEK
Tim Jackson, Clyde-Savannah
The boys basketball coach guided the Golden Eagles to the Section V Class D1 title, the third in his seven seasons, and at 21-4 they've earned a spot in the Class D state quarterfinals on Saturday at Buffalo State. Jackson's children were former hoop stars at Rush-Henrietta several years ago and he has done a terrific job at Clyde molding talented boys into young men. A former trooper, Jackson is unafraid to use tough love, when necessary, to show his guys right way to do something.
More of our Athletes and Coach of the Week
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.