|Dec 15, 2018: Chris Cardon, Patrick Thomas, Terry Nowden, Todd Julien, Ellie Mooney, Alana Fursman, Ryan Ford, Mark Neu, Dan Dickens, Vinny Molisani|
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.
|December 15, 2018: Irondequoit boys basketball coach Chris Cardon and senior forward Patrick Thomas following Friday's big win over Gates Chili; Spartans boys basketball cooch Terry Nowden; Pittsford Mendon girls basketball coach Todd Julien and seniors Ellie Mooney and Alana Fursman on the Vikings' strong start; Spencerport hockey coach Ryan Ford and senior defenseman Mark Neu on the Ranmgers' 7-1 start; Cal-Mum boys basketball coach Dan Dickens and junior guard Vinny Molisani on Molisani's halfcourt buzzer-beater against Mount Morris.|
|December 08, 2018: Aquinas football coach Derek Annechino and his son, lineman Nick Annechino, talking about the Little Irish's state championship run; Penfield girls basketball coach Mark Vogt and senior guard Brianne Moxley on the season ahead; Victor hockey coach Mike Ferreri on the Blue Devils' start and big win over Irondequoit; Greece Athena boys basketball coach Mike Setzer on the Trojans reloading for this season.|
|December 01, 2018: Penfield ice hockey coach Nate Miller and senior captains Jack Schlifke, Connor Stuewe & Bobby Bradley on the Patriots' 3-0 start and big comeback win over defending Division I state champion, Victor; College Assistance Plus Director of Consulting Services, Brenda Piazza, on what the organization can do to help families and students find the right fit for college; coach Kevan Sheppard and sophomore forward Saniaa Wilson of reigning Section V Class A champion, Bishop Kearney; new Batavia Daily News sportswriter, Alex Brasky, on how he developed his own website and brand and landed his new job.|
|November 24, 2018: New York State Sportswriters Association president, John Moriello on several topics, including Northstar boys basketball being moved up Class C to Class A; Special Tees founder and York girls soccer coach Victor Van Vliet on his company; coach John O'Dell and senior setter Kade Carlson from Division I boys state volleyball champion, Fairport; Aquinas football coach Derek Annechino previewing the Class AA state title game.|
|November 17, 2018: Coach Pam Barchet and junior midfielder Hailee Mitchell of Class D girls state soccer champion, Kendall; Sgt. Luce from the local U.S. Army recruiting office; Push Yourself founder Paul Valenti, the G&G Fitness Coach of the Week; D&C sportswriters Stevie Johnson and James Johnson; recently retired Greece Athena footbal coach, Rob Cerone|
|November 10, 2018: Bath Fitter General Manager Steve Gangarossa in studio; Batavia football coach Brennan Briggs, the G&G Fitness Coach of the Week; Fairport boys volleyball coach John O'Dell; Geneseo boys soccer coach Chris Masters|
Athletes & Coach of the Week
December 14, 2018:
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GIRLS: Junior Sydney Close, Red Jacket basketball. She averaged 22.5 points in a pair of wins. The guard scored 16 points with 5 assists and 4 steals in a win over Harley-Allendale Columbia, and added 29 points with 8 assists and 5 steals in a win over Romulus.
BOYS: Keith Slack, Gates Chili basketball. The senior guard averaged 19 points in a pair of wins for the Spartans. Slack scored 16 points with five assists in a season-opening 69-63 win over Rush-Henrietta. He followed up with 22 points as the Spartans opened the season 2-0 with a 60-52 win over Canandaigua.
G&G FITNESS COACH OF THE WEEK
SCOTT FITCH, FAIRPORT
The former Fairport player and SUNY Geneseo and NCAA D3 star has coached the Red Raiders for 18 years. That includes three Section V basketball titles, multiple Coach of the Year awards and he also has been an assistant coach for USA Basketball's Junior National team. He has a 277-78 career record. In addition to making a major and positive impact on boys on his own squad, Fitch has become a powerful and critical person in spreading the message about the dangers of social media for students. He has delivered his "Pause Before You Post" presentation hundreds of times over the past 5 years and in several states. It not only addresses how students and athletes must be careful how they represent themselves, but also covers cyberbullying and being more compassionate and respectful to everyone we encounter.
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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.