|Sep 22, 2018: Rick Gause, Kala Gause, Sgt. Tim McGuire, John Mahoney, Colby Egan, Matt Glover, Ally Devitt, Chad Smith|
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.
|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.|
|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.|
Athletes & Coach of the Week
September 23, 2018:
GIRLS: Ally Devitt, Victor volleyball. The sophomore setter led the defending Section V Class AA champs to 3 sweeps this week, as Victor (8-0) handled defending Class A champion Irondequoit, Webster Schroeder and Penfield - last year's AA runner-up. Devitt had 29 assists vs. Irondequoit and 31 against Penfield.
BOYS: Ray Leach, Batavia football. The All-Greater Rochester running back rushed for 230 yards on 18 carries and scored 4 TDs as the Blue Devils (4-0) thumped Section IV's Windsor, 41-26, on Friday. The senior had 327 all-purpose yards. He now has 10 TDs in just 3 games.
G&G FITNESS COACH OF THE WEEK
John Mahoney, Churchville-Chili: The 9th-year coach has 78 career wins and has guided the Saints to 3 division titles. Named Monroe Co. Coach of the Year twice, Mahoney is a counselor in C-C's 9th grade academy. Each fall his teams participate in a "Blue September" event to raise money and awareness for men's health and prostate cancer research. "John is an outstanding role model for our student-athletes and prides himself on ensuring that his team has a first-class experience and learns lifelong lessons," C-C athletic director Mike Murray says. "He is a huge believer in teaching his student-athletes the value of giving back."
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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.