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 sponsoring the Sports Beat, 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 15 of the season, and Christmas break is here!
We begin this week at Greece Olympia, where the Spartans girls basketball team is under new management. Jeff Jung is the new head coach, and for their home opener this season, Coach Jung looked to do something that would bring the community together. And that it did. “First Responder’s Night” was a success for the Spartans, with a large crowd on hand to honor, not only First Responders, but also Officer Denny Wright – who was injured on duty, and Officer Manny Ortiz, who tragically lost his life in early November.
The Section V Spotlight is up next, highlighting some Section V stars, including a big performance from the Gates-Chili Hockey team…
Our top story of the week is the first of two parts – there was just so much to tell, for the first time in 9 seasons, we have decided to do a two-parter. Muddy’s Buddies is an “organization that seeks to improve the quality of life of children and their families whose lives have been touched by cancer, and other chronic illnesses”. They achieve this by teaming kids and teams together, and the results are outstanding – as seen in our story with Leo and the Brockport Hockey team.
Be sure to tune in to our next episode for Part 2, as we will see Muddy’s Buddies as they introduce the Hilton cheer squad to their new buddies, Sophie & Allivea.
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 December 28, 2011 – our first look at Brockport Hockey, then off to an 8 – 0 start. Featuring Carlos Ross and Zach Coughlin, the Blue Devils would go on to finish the season an impressive 16-2-2.