Sports Beat Insider – Feb. 15, 2020

Go Inside the Sports Beat with Cal-Mum Biddy Basketball and Victor Hockey – with expanded Director’s Cuts!

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 23 of the season, and winter sports are entering the sectionals…

We begin this week in Caledonia, where the Cal-Mum Raiders basketball program spends Saturday mornings focused on youth.  It’s ‘Biddy Basketball’, and almost 80 youngsters between Kindergarten and 3rd grade came out on a cold morning to learn from the current varsity squads, both boys and girls.  For a program that’s been around over 2 decades, it’s of little surprise to hear that most of the varsity athletes were one-time Biddy participants.

Here now, is an extended ‘director’s cut’ of our story…

13 WHAM’s Matt Trabold joins us for the Dunkin High School Notebook.  Matt and Dave Yates talk some Section V basketball, including the dramatic buzzer beater from Irondequoit, and talk of two teams that are dangerous heading into sectionals: Pittsford-Mendon and Rush-Henrietta.

The Section V Spotlight is up next, highlighting some Section V stars, including the boys finalists from the Nordic Skiing sectionals…

Kyle O’Gara is up next with this week’s Making the Grade  segment, … 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 Emily Tabone of Our Lady of Mercy.

Our top story this week takes us to Victor, where the hockey team got off to a 17 – 1 start.  While the Blue Devils are no stranger to success on the ice, this year’s team was doing it in historic fashion, outscoring opponents 89 to 24.

And that’s a wrap on week 23 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.

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We leave you this week, with an Insider weekly feature – looking back at some of our stories from the past 8 years. From December 14, 2011 – Our first look at Victor Hockey on the Sports Beat, and it covered their association with the Rochester Ice Cats – and their annual game against high school competition.  For more on the Ice Cats, visit

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