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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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|May 11, 2019: Craig Camp and Kristin Butka of Honeoye Falls-Lima lacrosse on its unique sportsmanship initiative to honor two parents of the program who have recently passed; Brighton boys lacrosse coach Don Benedict and senior captain, Vaughn Fetkenhour, on the Barons' 11-2 start; Palmyra-Macedon lacrosse standout Andra Savage on recovering from an ACL tear and Red Raiders coach EJ Burse on the team's quest for a 3rd straight sectional crown.|
|May 04, 2019: Victor boys golf coach Trevor Sousa and senior standouts Jeremy Summerson & Jack Cowles; Irondequoit girls lacrosse coach Mike Butler and senior captains Marina Butler & Beca McGwin; Gananda softball coach Geno Phillips and sophomore pitcher Annabella Phillips.|
|April 27, 2019: Spencerport girls lacrosse coach Tricia Condon and senior Erin Coykendall, our Girls Athlete of the Week; Hilton boys lacrosse coach Craig Lepaine and senior midfielder Shawn Doran; McQuaid baseball coach Tony Fuller; Canandaigua hockey standout Carter McWilliams, who is headed to the Rochester Junior Monarchs|
|April 20, 2019: Devo goes in-depth with former University of Buffalo basketball star Cierra Dillard on her journey from Gates Chili to being drafted recently by the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx; Webster Thomas wrestling coach Neil Cook remembers his friend and former area wrestling coach Lou Lombardo; Daily Messenger sports editor Bob Chavez talks about covering sports in his hometown of Canandaigua and transitioning from being a D&C copy editor back to writing.|
|April 13, 2019: Section V Football coordinator Scott Barker on the switch to Federation scheduling; Fairport boys lacrosse coach Mike Torrelli and senior captain Kole Herren; Bishop Kearney junior pitcher Emily Phelan; local photographer Patrick Luke of Luke Photography. Torrelli was the G&G Fitness Coach of the Week and Phelan our Girls Athlete of the Week!|
Athletes & Coach of the Week
May 12, 2019:
GIRLS: Bridget Twaits, Pittsford Mendon softball. The senior shortstop went 9-for-15 at the plate, good for a .600 average with a .684 on-base percentage. She scored 11 runs, drove in 8 and smacked two home runs in one inning in a victory over Brockport. The Vikings are 11-2.
BOYS: Casey McDermott, Brighton lacrosse. The junior had a pair of goals and assists, including the game-winning goal in overtime, in the Barons' OT win, 10-9, over Pittsford. He also pumped in 3 goals with 2 assists in a 15-11 shootout win over Irondequoit. He leads Brighton (11-3) with 38 assists and is 4th with 24 goals.
G&G FITNESS COACH OF THE WEEK
Dave Heise, Hilton boys golf
The coach of the Cadets program for more than a dozen years, Heise's team is 8-0 in Monroe County divisional play this spring and at 8-0 a first-time division champion. And it has happened with a group that's on the young side. "Dave is meticulous and passionate about the game of golf and he really connects well with the kids," Hilton athletic director Mike Giruzzi said. "He takes pride in everything he does and is really authentic, open and honest. I think the kids appreciate that. He has worked diligently to gain success for our golf program."
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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.