Sports Beat Insider – Sep. 21, 2019

Go Inside the Sports Beat and Irondequoit Girls Volleyball, plus the Tyler Relph Basketball Skills Clinic at East High

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 2 of the season, and the weather is hot, for now…

We start this week with another story from the summer.  Tyler Relph, a McQuaid and St. Bonaventure alum, returned to Rochester to host a free basketball clinic at East High.  Tyler partnered with Gerard and Anthony Iglesia to make the “For the City” clinic possible.

Tyler Relph, named “Mr. Basketball” in NYS in 2003, has become one of the leading basketball skills coaches in the US, as seen on his instagram page, where he has over 400k followers.

13 WHAM’s Matt Trabold joins us for the Dunkin High School Notebook.  Matt and Dave Yates talk Section V soccer this week, and some of the early teams to watch, on the boys and girls sides.

Kyle O’Gara is up next with this week’s Making the Grade nominee… and, as always, if you have a candidate for our Making the Grade segment, send us an email to or fill-in our contact form.  This week, we honor Bishop Kearney’s Michelle Russotti.

The Section V Spotlight is up next, highlighting some former Section V stars, doing some big things at the next level, like Pittsford’s Joshua Mack… and current Section V footballer Bryce Yockel of Byron Bergen.

Our top story of the week takes us to Irondequoit, where the Eagles Girls Volleyball team is looking for a sectional three-peat.  Seniors Emma Sheehan and Drew Kemp, along with Junior Jashawna Luke, are leading the way for Marc Callari’s squad – a team and program he’s built over the last 24 years, to be one of the section’s best.

And that’s a wrap on week 2 of Season 9!  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 8 years. From March 10, 2018 – a look at a McQuaid basketball team led by Anthony Iglesia – and winning.

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