Welcome to this week’s breakdown of the High School Sports Beat, your behind the scenes look at the production, from the producer and the shows many contributors.
It’s Week 26 of the Sports Beat season, and sectionals are over. It’s on to Regionals & States, and be sure to follow @PickinSplinters to keep up with all the basketball action.
We begin the week with a Sectional champion team – the girls of Bishop Kearney. Our story was filmed prior to the Sectional Finals, and looks at a grueling stretch of games the Kings had, on their way to the post-season. Six games in seven days. Almost unheard of in high school basketball. Even more impressive considering their opponents. But that’s what BK is all about…
Paul Gotham from Pickin’ Splinters joins Dave Yates for the Dunkin High School Notebook, to talk basketball, in particular the strong late-season performance from UPrep. Also, an update on some section V baseball alums…
Kyle O’Gara returns for Making the Grade, this time with a look at Greece Arcadia‘s Ryan Karker. The Section V Spotlight shines this week on Hilton Cheerleading, and the SEVEN state champs on the wrestling mat.
Out top story takes us to Edison Tech, where the University of Buffalo commit Dyaisha Fair is leading the Inventors. The point guard with over 2,000 career points is averaging over 36 points a game… but does more than just score. She is a true floor general. A “Coach on the Court”, if you will.
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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 19, 2015 – the story of a young bowler who overcame a serious health issue to return to the lanes, and his friends. Cameron Hurwitz of Brighton would go to earn honors, including the 2018 AGR Bowler of the Year.