Sports Beat Insider – Feb. 29, 2020

Go Inside the Sports Beat with Leadership Academy Basketball and Webster Thomas 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 25 of the Sports Beat season, and spring is just around the corner…

We begin this week with Leadership Academy Basketball, and the story of a team outing to Texas De Brazil.  The message from Head Coach William Broome, was for the players to bond and strenghten their bond, but also to show what the sport can bring to you, and how you can pass that on to the next generation.

13 WHAM’s Matt Trabold joins us for the Dunkin High School Notebook.  Matt and Dave Yates talk some Section V sports, including the huge upset by Hilton boys basketball over the undefeated Victor squad – plus, Chanel Alexander leads the Lil Irish…

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 Gerald Perrotta from Eastridge.

The Section V Spotlight is up next, highlighting some Section V stars, including a few of the big winners at the Section V Indoor Track finals…

Our top story takes us to Webster, where the defending Section V champs – the Titans, are staking a claim to repeat.  Webster Thomas headed into sectionals with a big regular season victory over Spencerport – and if they have their way, the rest of the division will be trying to ‘Catch the Titans’…

And that’s a wrap on week 25 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 December 22, 2011 – a look at another Webster Thomas team – this time, the Girls Basketball squad led by Kara Houppert.  Kara would go on to star at SUNY Geneseo, where we did a follow-up story on the College Sports Beat, which is added below as a special bonus flashback!

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