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   Welcome to the Connors & Ferris High School Sports Show, the only talk show in the Rochester area that covers Section V sports, and we've been doing it for two decades! You can watch each show on the RocSportsNOW YouTube channel Archived versions of the show are available right here on our website.

   We feature interviews with coaches and players, previews of games, and highlights of the biggest contests each season. Plus, we hand out awards for our Bob Johnson Auto Group "Athletes of the Week," the G&G Fitness Equipment "Coach of the Week," and showcase a Pittsford Pub "Game of the Week," too! The show also tackles the issues facing teenage athletes, such as proper nutrition, recovery from injury, and how to balance academics and athletics.

   More than 5,000 coaches and athletes have been on the show since 2003. Special thanks to Connors & Ferris, Salvatore's Pizza and all of our sponsors. Without their support, our athletes and coaches wouldn't have a chance to be showcased on the show and social media on Jeff DiVeronica's @RocDevo Twitter account. Combined, he and co-host Steve Bradley, have more than 60 years of experience covering high school sports.

   DiVeronica founded the show and has hosted it since 2003. The St. John Fisher College graduate covered high school sports for the Democrat and Chronicle for nearly 25 years, departing in 2018 to become the Director of Public Information for West Irondequoit schools.

   Bradley joined the show as co-host in 2020 and is a former Section V athlete himself. The Pavilion native and Syracuse University graduate's career includes stints as a sportswriter at The Daily News (Batavia), sports editor at The Daily Messenger (Canandaigua) and more than 20 years at the Democrat and Chronicle, including 10-plus as sports editor.


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Watch previous episodes of the show

Episode 5: The story behind the PickinSplinters.com website: Former teacher turned sportswriter/editor Paul Gotham is the founder of the popular, online-only platform that covers local sports, from pros to high schools and some colleges. Gotham gave us an in-depth look at the site's genesis, what the name "Pickin' Splinters" means and much more. He also tells us how hard work and collaboration with young writers has helped him build the popular site and launched a couple of their careers to ESPN and NBA.com. Watch it now.

Episode 4: The Fairport girls volleyball team should contend with perennial power Penfield and star hitter Nicole Bell for the Section V Class AA crown. Coach Trisha Forgensi and captains Meghan Clifford and Kiera Cornman joined us to describe the team's developing culture of winning. Watch it now.

Episode 3: Churchville-Chili stopped Spencerport's 40-match win streak against Section V foes with a 3-2 win on Sept. 8 over the six-time defending Class A sectional girls soccer champions. Second-year coach Brooke Elnicky, a Spencerport grad, and captains Amelia Breton, Olivia Hogan and Emily McCane joined us. Watch it now.

         Episode 2: Avery Rennoldson owns a place in school history. The junior is the first girl to score a point for Honeoye Falls-Lima football, booting four extra points through the first two weeks of the season. A dual-participation athlete, she is also on the soccer team this fall. She joined us with football coach John Russ and athletic director Brian Donohue. Watch it now.

Episode 1: Defending Section V Class A1 champion UPrep went into McQuaid and knocked off the three-time defending Class AA champions 36-30 in Week 2 and announced to all that it is a contender in a new weight class. Coach Isiah Jones, RB Chris Jean and QB Nolan Hill joined us. Watch it now.


Check out our shows from the 2021-22 school year Go to awards

Our weekly Section V award recipients

Bob Johnson male athlete of the week
Male athlete of the week

Sept. 20, 2022: Jacob Grams, Webster volleyball. The Schroeder junior and middle blocker had 9 kills and 3 blocks as the unbeaten Warriors handed McQuaid its first loss; he also had 10 kills in another sweep of Fairport, as Webster improved to 7-0.

Sept. 13, 2022: Myles Palmer, Fairport soccer: The All-Greater Rochester senior forward had a goal and assist in a 4-2 win over Aquinas, converted again in a big 2-0 win at rival Hilton and then scored 2 more goals with 2 assists in a 5-1 rout of Brighton. He has 7 goals & 3 assists for the Raiders (4-0).


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  Bob Johnson male athlete of the week
Female athlete of the week

Sept. 20, 2022: Maria Karipidis, Honeoye Falls-Lima soccer. The senior midfielder has 11 goals and 3 assists in four games since returning from a stint with the Greek national team. She had 4 goals in a win over Wayne, 3 goals and 2 assists vs. Greece Arcadia, a goal and assists vs. Eastridge and a hat trick in Monday’s 4-1 win over Olympia.

Sept. 13, 2022: Emily McKane, Churchville-Chili soccer: The senior goalkeeper made 16 saves in a 3-2 win at Spencerport as the Saints ended the Rangers' 40-match winning streak against Section V opponents. C-C (3-1) has won three straight matches, including a pair of shutout by McKane, who is a team captain with Amelia Barton and Olivia Hogan.


More of the recent
athletes of the week Go to awards
  G&G Fitness Eqipment coach of the week
Coach of the week




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