|Jan 19, 2019: Sam Schrier, John Grillo, amie Hammond, Bob Nally, Michael Harrington, Stevie Johnson, Paul Celuch|
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.
|January 19, 2019: Sam Schrier on Section V boys basketball; an in-depth conversation about coaching with retiring Holley-Kendall wrestling coach John Grillo, who is stepping away after 44 years; Jamie Hammond, GM at Total Sports Experience on the facility's youth and adult programs; head coach Bob Nally and senior guard Michael Harrington from the unbeaten and high-scoring Pittsford Mendon boys basketball team; D&C sportswriter Stevie Johnson on hoops and Isaiah Stewart's future; Paul Celuch, founder of College Assistance Plus.|
|January 12, 2019: Pittsford boys swim coach Marty Keating and standouts Liam Murphy and Kyle Yuan on the Panthers' dominance and pursuit of a 17th straight Section V Class A title; Canandaigua hockeyc coach Patrick Wade and captain Josh Fitzpatrick on the Braves' five-game win streak; Brockport girls basketball coach Justin Laureano and senior point guard Bryn Hayes on the Blue Devils' emergence; Daily Messenger sports eidtor Bob Chavez on his job and love of high school sports.|
|January 05, 2019: Northstar Christian Academy boys basketball coach J.J. Garwoodn and Miles Brown on the Knights' 9-0 start and the senior guard's amazing start to the season; Mercy High basketball coach Tom Vasey and junior guard Emily Tabone on the Monarchs' 7-1 start despite being hit with big graduation losses; Fairport hockey coach Chris Moretter and junior captain Caleb Kaiser on the Red Raiders' being No. 1 in the D&C poll and Saturday's showdown with Victor; Mercy grad and American International student Olivia Ortega on how College Assistance Plus helped her and her family.|
|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.|
Athletes & Coach of the Week
January 19, 2019:
GIRLS: Brianne Moxley, Penfield basketball. The senior guard scored 24 points in a win over Irondequoit and had 25 more in a victory over Victor as the Patriots (13-0) keep rolling. A fifth-year varsity player and second-year captain, Williams is averaging 15.2 points per game.
BOYS: Bobby Bradley, Penfield hockey. The senior defenseman scored twice in the final two minutes, including the game-winning goal with 42 seconds left to left the Patriots to a stirring, 7-6 comeback win over Webster Schroeder on Friday. He has seven goals and eight assists for Penfield (11-3-1).
G&G FITNESS COACH OF THE WEEK
JOHN GRILLO, HOLLEY-KENDALL WRESTLING
After a 44-year career at Pavilion and Holley, including the last two years with a combined Holley-Kendall squad, Grillo is retiring. His career includes 13 Section V team titles and nearly 800 wins, but what sets the Albion native apart is the genuine way he showed his students in physical education and his wrestlers that he truly cared about them ON and OFF the mat.
Visit www.LiveFit.com to nominate a deserving coach!
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.