Sports Beat Insider – Jan. 19, 2019

Go Inside the Sports Beat with Fairport Boys Bowling and Canandaigua Wrestling

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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 20 of the Sports Beat season, and we’re still digging out from the Winter Storm Harper deluge…

We begin with Fairport boys bowling.  The Red Raiders are off to a 10 – 0 start, having gone 52 – 3 in game play.  Not to mention the perfect games, of which there have been four.  The boys are on a roll! (had to get one pun into the article, it’s a Roc Sports Now requirement).  The show ran long this week, so we present to you the extended “Director’s Cut” of ‘Practice Makes Perfect’…

Paul returns for our next segment, joining Dave Yates for the Dunkin High School Notebook.  This week, the guys talk about the biggest girls basketball game from last week, when #1 in NYS Pittsford Mendon played #4 Penfield.  We’ll have a story on the Penfield girls team in a couple weeks on the Sports Beat.

The Section V Spotlight shines this week on Leah Wengender, among others.  Leah went to Chicago recently to receive her United Soccer Coaches All-American status.  Another accomplishment for one of Section V’s best.

Our top story for the week takes us to Canandaigua… the Damlakhi brothers are not your normal wrestling brothers.  Their story is epic.  This tweet is how we first heard about Othman and Mohamed.

Then, Bob Chavez of the Messenger-Post did an extended article about the journey and struggles the Damlakhi’s went thru.

http://www.mpnnow.com/news/20181222/syrian-family-finds-new-life-in-canandaigua

It’s a remarkable story, but not just for what Ozzy and Mohamed endured… but how they did it – with a smile on their faces.  They aren’t the best wrestlers on the team, they are learning and working at it – but what they’ve brought to the team is bigger than that.  They make their teammates laugh, and the coaches too, and they inspire everyone around them.  Here’s Dave Yates with the story of ‘Strength of Family’

And that’s a wrap on week 20!  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.

Follow the High School Sports Beat on Twitter, and be sure to check back here each Monday for the latest Insider!

We leave you this week, with an Insider weekly feature – looking back at some of our stories from the past 7 years. From January 18, 2012 – a profile on Spencerport Wrestler Jon Haas, a sophomore competing at 99 pounds – in a match-up with then 7th grader, Yianni Diakomihalis from Hilton.  Haas would go on to wrestle at Brockport (College Sports Beat profile) and Yianni – he was NCAA Champion last year in his 1st year at Cornell, and a legend in Section V wrestling.

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