Sports Beat Insider – Nov. 9, 2019

Go Inside the Sports Beat with East High Football and Mercy’s Julia Andreach

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 9 of the season, and winter sports are starting up, just as the snow arrives in the ROC!

We begin this week with a look at the East High football team.  Their season started with some controversy, as Oregon-commit Seven McGee was deemed ineligible, just days before the first game of the season.  The Eagles would drop that opening game to Eastridge, but they put it together after that… winning 7 straight heading in to the Class A Semifinals match-up with Spencerport.

Tariq Spence, of WDKX radio, was really impressed with the East team, and shared those thoughts on this week’s edition of The Press Box.

13 WHAM’s Matt Trabold joins us for the Dunkin High School Notebook.  Matt and Dave Yates talk about the Spencerport Girls soccer team, and their improbable run to a 4th straight Section V Title.  ‘Trabs’ also shares his thoughts on the Greece Athena Trojans boys team, that brought the brick home.

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 Grace Collins from Greece Olympia soccer, a Section V winner this year as well.

The Section V Spotlight is up next, highlighting some of the accomplishments of Section V athletes, teams and coaches.

Our top story this week involves the return home of a tennis prodigy.  Julia Andreach was a State Champion in 2017 for Mercy as a sophomore, then headed to IMG Academy for her Junior year.  Now back with Mercy, Julia did what she does best – win.

And that’s a wrap on week 9 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 October 5, 2011 – We saw earlier Tennis Pro Brad Thyroff serving as Julia Andreach’s personal tennis coach – here, we met Brad’s father Joe Thyroff, in the Coaches Corner.  Joe was coaching for Pittsford Sutherland Girls and Mendon Boys.  The Thyroff’s are tennis royalty in the Rochester area, and run the Manhattan Square Tennis Club.

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