Sports Beat Insider – Jan. 11, 2020

Go Inside the Sports Beat with Pittsford-Mendon Girls Basketball and Spartans Hockey

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 18 of the season, and the winter season is in full swing, with the winter break at an end…

We begin this week at Pittsford-Mendon, where the Girls Basketball team refuses to rest on it’s laurels.  Last season, they won the State Title and the Federation – and when most teams could look at the Christmas break as a time to regroup – the Vikings instead scheduled a game against another state-ranked opponent – #19 Maine-Endwell.

13 WHAM’s Matt Trabold joins us for the Dunkin High School Notebook.  Matt and Dave Yates talk some Section V Hockey, and the great start for last season’s surprise team in Spencerport… plus, an update on Section V hoops stars Isaiah Stewart and Dyaisha Fair at college.

The Section V Spotlight is up next, highlighting some Section V stars, including track standouts Anaya Dees of Hilton and Nia Williams-Matthews of Aquinas…

Our top story of the week takes us to the Genesee Valley Ice Rink, where the Gates Spartans hockey team practices.  The team – comprised of students from Gates-Chili, Wayne, East Irondequoit and Wheatland – started the season with Six straight wins.  Not bad for a team, that just four years ago, went winless.

And that’s a wrap on week 18 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 January 3, 2015 – an entire episode highlighting the Pittsford-Mendon Girls Basketball Holiday Tournament -with Fairport, Hilton, HF-L and Mendon all competing.

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