Welcome to this week’s breakdown of the High School Sports Beat, brought to you by Alfred State College. Many thanks to Alfred State College for joining the Sports Beat family, and helping to bring weekly coverage of Section V High School Sports to broadcast on 13 WHAM.
Now, here’s your behind the scenes look at the production, from the producer and the shows many contributors. It’s week 30 of the Sports Beat season, and the official start of the Spring Sports season.
What better way to start the spring than one final goodbye to the Winter… it’s the Annual Ronald McDonald House High School All-Star Game. The top seniors on the basketball court, boys and girls, get one last opportunity to don their high school uniforms – and it’s all to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester. Here’s our story, presented in a super-extended Director’s Cut, “A Worthy Cause”
Paul Gotham from Pickin’ Splinters joins Dave Yates for the Dunkin High School Notebook. Paul lets us know some teams to watch in Section V Baseball this year, while also acknowledging the huge accomplishment last week of the Pittsford Mendon Girls Basketball team.
Kyle O’Gara returns for Making the Grade, this time honoring Garrett Silva of Eastridge. The Section V Spotlight shines this week on a couple of Section V alums, including the NCAA Champion wrestler – for the 2nd straight year – Yianni Diakomihalis.
Earlier in the show, we gave an overview of the Ronald McDonald House game, and now we take a closer look at the Girls All-Star Game. Future UB Bull Dyaisha Fair showed why she is one of the best in Section V, and Lytoya Baker of Bishop Kearney helped lead her team to victory.
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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 June 8, 2013 – a pivotal softball game between Brockport and Fairport, and between sibling coaches, Chris and Aimee Carr. Softball standouts Julia DiMartino, Taylor Light and Mackenzie Cleary are featured, and Light and Cleary would go on to be teammates at UAlbany, while DiMartino has gone to be one of the best college pitchers in the county, at Liberty University. DiMartino enters her senior season as Liberty’s all-time leader in Wins, Shutouts and Strikeouts. Oh, and this particular game, was one of the best we’ve seen in 8 years of the Sports Beat.