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 19 of the Sports Beat season, and we are almost to the half-way point of the season – it’s flying by!
We begin at East High School, where the Girls Basketball team is in the midst of a turn-around. New Head Coach Tim Jackson has brought a new look to the team, and despite playing with a roster of just seven girls, the Eagles have managed to string together a series of victories, including taking the Gates-Chili Holiday Tournament title.
Here’s Paul Gotham’s story, presented in a special extended edition – exclusively here on Roc Sports Now!
Our Section V Spotlight catches you up each week with some accomplishments you may missed, or not heard about – including the four members of the Bishop Kearney Selects Academy Hockey team that traveled to Japan to play the for the USA U18 National team.
Our main story of the week is on one of the section’s newest events in Track & Field – the Hammer Throw. While the shot-put has been an indoor staple, the weight throw ( i.e. Hammer Throw) was an event seen mostly at the college level. Our sister show, the College Sports Beat, profiled Nazareth College’s Luis Rivera – a 4-time All-American and National champion
Standing out in the field of girls’ throwers, was Wellsville’s Emma Kinnicutt. Emma won the event at RIT, as well as winning the shot-put. Last year, she made it to states in the discus. Here’s the story on the weight throwers of Section V…
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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 December 28, 2011 – Our first trip to RIT for Section V Indoor Track – featuring a familiar face in Section V Track & Field Coordinator Dave Hennessey, and an interview with Canandaigua’s Sam Harding – who mentions his goal of breaking the outdoor pole vault record, a feat he would go on to accomplish, on his way to being named the Daily Messenger’s Boys Track Athlete of the Year.