Sports Beat Insider – Nov. 17, 2018

Go Inside the Sports Beat’s Best of the Fall Season Part 1, with special interview with Athena’s Rob Cerone

Welcome to this week’s breakdown of the Vision High School Sports Beat, your behind the scenes look at the production, from the producer and the shows many contributors.  It’s week 11 of the Sports Beat season, and part 1 of our “Best of the Fall Season” two-parter.

The change-over of sports seasons each year is an opportunity for us to look back at some of our favorite stories of the just completed season.  In this case, as we wait for winter sports to gear up, with our first story of the episode, we’re looking back to week 1 of this season.

This is not only one of our favorite stories of the Fall, but it’s also the first story we filmed.  “Midnight Madness” gave us a look at something truly unique in Section V – as the Eastridge Field Hockey team begins their first practice, at the strike of midnight.  It’s a popular thing to do in college basketball circles, but not done often in high school.

What was great about the Lancers practice, was the tradition involved… costumes, balloons, ceremonial acts… a little bit of everything to kick off the year.

Something new were doing this season, since we’re between sports seasons, is using the High School Notebook segment as a chance to sit down with some area coaches, and catch up.  Paul Gotham, from Pickin’ Splinters, takes over the hosting duties and welcomes just retired Greece Athena Football Coach Rob Cerone to the show.

Coach Cerone looks back on his career, and some of the highlights, as well as some thoughts on what he may do in the future – and it was a great conversation, that due to time constraints, had to be cut way down for broadcast.  So it’s our pleasure to present to you now, the full interview – i.e. “director’s cut special edition”

In keeping with the “Best of the Fall Season” theme, this week’s Making the Grade takes a look at some of the student-athletes we’ve recognized over the last 10 weeks.  Special thanks to Kim Berntson for her work on Making the Grade – and a reminder that you too can nominate a student-athlete for recognition – by emailing of filing out our contact form.

The Section V Spotlight, brought to you by McArdle’s in Fairport – looking at some of the teams and athletes still competing – and succeeding – at the State level.

Our next look back from the Fall, takes us to Monroe High School and our week 3 tour of the newly remodeled school and athletic facilities.  It was a great year for City Football, with lots of programs stepping up, and Monroe has themselves positioned to compete again.

And that’s a wrap on week 11!  Be sure to check out the full episode– and tune in Every Saturday night on 13 WHAM after the late news, and on Sundays at Noon.

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We leave you this week, with an Insider weekly feature – looking back at some of our stories from the past 7 years.  From April 18, 2015 – a look at Rob Cerone’s father, Dick Cerone – called “Mr. Section V” by Bill Pucko – and the Section V Football Hall of Fame, also featuring Denny Fries and Michael Cherry.


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