|Jan 13, 2018: Troy Prince, Kevan Sheppard, Allure Simmons, Chris Moretter, Reese Burek, Jamie Hammond|
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 13, 2018: Hilton boys basketball coach Troy Prince on his sophomore guard Tah'Jae Hill scoring 40 points and the uptick in high-scoring individual efforts in Section V Boys Basketball; Bishop Kearney girls basketball coach Kevan Sheppard and senior guard Allure Simmons on the Kings' squad this season, 10-2 start and being No. 1 the D&C Coaches' Poll; Fairport hockey coach Chris Moretter and senior defenseman Reese Burek on Fairport's big week, including wins over Rush-Henrietta and Penfield; Rochester Regional Health TSE general manager Jamie Hammond on some programs for kids and adults at the two TSE facilities.|
|January 06, 2018: Fairport boys basketball coach Scott Fitch and senior G Tommy Lindstrom previewing Monday's showdown at Rush-Henrietta; Pittsford boys swim coach Rick Schmitt and senior captains Ben Beldner and Sam Roche on the Panthers' 7-0 start and pursuit of a 16th Section V title; McQuaid hockey coach Jeff Lovier on the Knights' game Saturday against his alma mater Fairport; LeRoy guard Luke Stella on his magic moment, making two free throws with no time on the clock to win the game and earn the D&C's Varsity Voices Play of the Week|
|December 30, 2017: Rush-Henrietta boys basketball coach Chris Reed and senior guard Kailee White; Leadership boys basketball coach Reggie Simmons and senior guard Dezmere Ellis; Spencerport wrestling coach Dan Glover; D&C's Steve Bradley on Section V hockey|
|December 16, 2017: Pittsford Sutherland boys basketball coach John Nally and sr. G Matt Thaney on the Knights' 5-0 start; Bloomfield boys basketball coach Jonathan Mastin and sr. G Patrick Geitner on the Bombers' 101-99 double-OT win over Honeoye and Geitner scoring a school-record 50 points; Hilton bowling coach Jordan Roethel and freshman Elena Carr on her first 300 game and setting the NATIONAL high school record with an 831 series; Batavia girls basketball coach Marty Hein on the Blue Devils' 5-0 start.|
|December 09, 2017: DISCUSSION: Devo details his radical idea to curb tension between coaches & meddlesome parents. 🏀 Penfield girls coach Mark Vogt & senior F Makaila Wilson; 🏀 Greece Athena coach Mike Setzer; 🏒 Webster Schroeder hockey coach Steve Parshall|
Athletes of the Week
January 14, 2018:
Girls: Allure Simmons, Bishop Kearney basketball. The senior guard posted her third triple-double this winter and eighth of her career in an 83-43 win over Aquinas. Simmons had 16 points, 14 steals and 11 assists. She also had 17 points, 11 assists and 6 steals in last Saturday's win over Sacred Heart for the Kings, who are 10-2 and ranked first in the D&C poll. She is the only non-New York City area player from the state nominated for the McDonald's All-American game.
Boys: Ben Campbell, Webster Thomas hockey. The forward had a goal in a 3-0 win over Churchville-Chili and a goal and assist in a 4-2 win over Irondequoit. The Titans are 8-3-1 overall and 5-1-1 in Section V Division III.
More of our Athletes 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.