|Oct 14, 2017: Mike Vadala, John Dowd, Scottie Berry, Jamie Schneider, Mikah McDonnell, Bryan Hanley|
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.
|October 14, 2017: The Summit Federal Credit Union CEO Mike Vadala, a big high school sports fan, in-studio guest; Spencerport football coach John Dowd and FB Scottie Berry after the Rangers' third straight win, 35-28, over Brighton; coach Jamie Schneider and junior defender Olivia Wall from defending Class A state girls soccer champion Spencerport on the Rangers beginning their title defense; Webster Thomas junior and newly crowned Section V girls golf champion, Mikah McDonnell, and Titans coach Bryan Hanley.|
|October 07, 2017: Aquinas football coach Derek Annechino previewing the Little Irish showdown with McQuaid; D&C sportswriter James Johnson previewing McQ vs. AQ and recapping Brighton's 34-7 football win over Canandaigua; Brighton football coach Steve Lian and WR/DB Noah Shinaman on their big win; Webster Schroeder girls soccer coach Kent Brown and senior Rachel Wengender on the Warriors' season and upcoming showdown against nationally ranked Spencerport; Bath boys soccer coach Matt Hill and sweeper Jon Deats on Friday's big win at rival Livonia.|
|September 30, 2017: Irondequoit football coach Dan Fichter and junior lineman Liam Jones following the Eagles' 14-7 comeback win over Brockport; U.S. Army recruiter, Sgt. Dan Luce; Wayne football coach Dave Marean and senior playmaker Keyshawn Brown after the Eagles' 11-6 victory over rival East Rochester/Gananda for a third straight victory; Hilton boys soccer coach Mike Ellicott and red-shot senior Evan Pirnie on the Cadets' 9-1-1 start; Victor girls soccer coach Kelly Ahern and senior captain Jojo Leonardo, who has helped power the Blue Devils to nine straight wins.|
|September 23, 2017: Pittsford football coach Keith Molinich and jr. QB Matt LaRocca after the Panthers' 16-6 win at Victor; Webster Schroeder football coach Kali Watkins following a 34-7 win over Penfield that moved the Warriors to 4-0; Irondequoit girls volleyball coach Marc Callari and jr. captain Julie Cicotta on the Eagles' strong start; Williamson boys soccer coach Jim Newby and junior Justin Eaton on their big win over World of Inquiry and terrific start; Greg Connors on his firm's commitment to local sports and the importance of high school sports in the development of young people.|
|September 16, 2017: Irondequoit coach Dan Fichter and Canandaigua coach Jeff Welch previewing their unbeaten football matchup; Brockport football coach Scott Nugent after the Blue Devils' second straight win, 33-8 over Spencerport; Victor girls volleyball coach Matt Glover and senior hitter Amanda Dake talking about the Blue Devils' hot start and Tuesday's showdown at defending Class AA state champion Penfield; Brighton boys soccer coach Adam Hiller and junior defender Sam O'Connor on the Barons' five-match winning streak and jumping into the D&C poll at No. 5.|
Athletes of the Week
October 16, 2017:
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Girls: Erin Coykendall, Spencerport soccer. The junior forward had two goals and an assist in a 4-0 win over Webster Schroeder and a goal in a 2-1 win over Victor that pushed the defending Class A state champions' unbeaten streak to 39 matches (36-0-3), as they head to the postseason. Coykendall has 22 goals and a team-high 12 assists.
Boys: Jayden Castrechini, East Rochester/Gananda football. The junior running back rambled for 322 yards and two touchdowns on offense in a 34-14 win over Penn Yan that moved the Bombers to 6-1 and clinched the top seed in the Class C playoffs. He also had an interception in the first quarter and third.
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.