|Nov 18, 2017: John Moriello, Robert Zayas, Jamie Schneider, Gary Ward, Hannah Callaghan|
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.
|November 18, 2017: TOPIC: To PK or not to PK, that is the question -- Should NYS revisit changing its co-championship policy for soccer and find a way better than penalty kicks to solve ties? Studio guest John Moriello, president of NYS Sportswriters Association; NYSPHSAA executive director Robert Zayas; Spencerport girls soccer coach Jamie Schneider of the 2017 Class A co-champions; Wheatland-Chili girls soccer coach Gary Ward and senior standout Hannah Callaghan from the two-time defending Class D champions.|
|November 11, 2017: Penfield boys volleyball coach Mike Fusare following the Patriots riveting five-set comeback over rival McQuaid to repeat as Section V Class A volleyball champion; Pittsford Sutherland boys soccer coach Sean Hopkins previewing the Class A state semifinals and talking about the Knights' Section V title run; Section V girls soccer coordinator Victor VanVliet with live update from state tourney in Cortland; McQuaid soccer Nino Pilato and senior Justin LaFountain, who scored the winning goal in OT, shortly after the Knights won their Class AA state semifinal hours earlier; Hornell football coach Erik Werner talking about the Red Raiders' Section V Class B title and playing in the state quarterfinals; Dr. Gregg Nicandri of University of Rochester Sports Medicine on how athletes can help prevent injury transitioning from fall to winter sports.|
|November 04, 2017: Greg Connors, co-owner of Connors and Ferris Law, guest co-host in studio; Wilson football coach Greg Mortier after the Wildcats' first Section V title; Irondequoit football coach Dan Fichter on the loss to Wilson in the Class A championship; Cal-Mum/Byron-Bergen football coach Billy Donegan previewing the Class C title matchup with East Rochester/Gananda; Pittsford girls swim coach Marty Keating and standout sophomore Megan Deuel after the Panthers' 16th straight Section V Class A title; Fairport girls soccer coach Tom Natalie on the Red Raiders winning their first sectional title since 2008.|
|October 28, 2017: John Boccacino hosting; Livonia football coach John Gammon and retiring East Rochester/Gananda football coach Dennis Greco; retiring Brockport boys soccer coach Chris Zorn following the Blue Devils' Section V Class A1 championship win; Pittsford Sutherland boys soccer coach Sean Hopkins after the Knights' Section V Class A2 title win with defender Will Graupman; boys volleyball coach Mike Fusare of defending state champion, Penfield.|
|October 21, 2017: Batavia football coach Brennan Briggs and QB Chandler Baker after the Blue Devils' 36-28 playoff win over Wayne; Wayne coach Dave Marean on his team's loss in the Class B quarterfinals; Wilson football Greg Mortier and WR Jervon Johnson after the Wildcats' 33-22 win over Eastridge in the Class A quarterfinals; McQuaid soccer Nino Pilato and senior Adrian Margiotta on the Knights' undefeated season and bid to win sectionals; Section V Class A tennis champion Julia Andreach of Mercy on her season and quest to win states after last year's runner-up finish.|
Athletes of the Week
November 20, 2017:
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Girls: Leah Wengender, Spencerport soccer. The junior forward scored both goals to rescue the Rangers, who rallied from behind twice to earn a tie in the Class A championship match, 2-2, with Pearl River. She finished with a school-record 35 goals as the unbeaten Rangers became only the second area team to repeat as a girls soccer champion.
Boys: Dominic Duncan, McQuaid soccer. The senior forward and top-scorer for the Knights scored two goals, including the all-important first goal of the match, to spark the Knights to a 6-0 rout of Half Hollow Hills West in the Class AA title match. For the Knights, they finished 22-0, ranked third in the country and they won Section V's first Class AA state crown since 2004. Duncan finished with 18 goals, a team best, and 8 assists.
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.