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 38 of the Sports Beat season, and it’s Memorial Day in America. Be safe and remember those that sacrificed for us all.
Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. In other words, the purpose of Memorial Day is to memorialize the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. We spend time remembering those who lost their lives and could not come home, reflecting on their service and why we have the luxury and freedom that we enjoy today. We might consider how we can support and safeguard their grieving families and loved ones who are left behind.
Dave Yates is off this week, so sitting in the host’s chair for the first time is Kyle O’Gara. You’ll recognize Kyle as the host of the Making the Grade segment each week. Kyle has just completed his junior year at The College at Brockport.
We begin this week with a special baseball game between Penfield and Fairport. It’s the 10th annual Strike Out Cancer game (formerly known as Coaches vs Cancer). The game, played at Finger Lakes Community College, drew a big crowd, and raised over $3000. The game itself, is one that will be remembered for a long time. Here is the expanded director’s cut of our story…
Paul Gotham from Pickin’ Splinters is back for the Dunkin High School Notebook, this time serving as host, with special guest, Matt Trabold (13 WHAM Sports). Paul and Matta are talking Section V lacrosse, including the girls of Rush-Henrietta and the boys of Brighton.
Out top story is on Unified basketball, one of the best sporting events going in Section V today. The athletes and students have a great time, and the standing room only crowds are delighted. Dave Yates and I were in Irondequoit to catch a game, between the Eagles and Webster Schroeder.
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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 – our look at the Section V Football Hall of Fame ceremony, and a chat with Dick Cerone, then football chairman of Section V – and a 2019 inductee into the NYS Public High School Association Hall of Fame.