With high school basketball now in full swing, the guys preview what will be a loaded Seacoast on the boys side with local broadcaster Justin McIsaac. Also covered: The terrible officiating in high school girls basketball on both sides of the river, and what can be done to fix it.
Boston Globe sportswriter Chad Finn joined the Seacoast Sports Weekly program on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Topics included context around the Patriots' dominant local TV ratings and the Nate Eovaldi contract.
Championship Saturday arrives in high school football ... with no New Hampshire teams remaining. The guys look ahead to Marshwood-Brunswick in the Maine Class B final, touch upon the NHIAA championship games at UNH, and give some UNH takes, including a men's hockey team that's looking a lot like the product we've seen in recent seasons.
O'Leary and JD treat this Nov. 10, 2018 episode as a "re-entry Saturday" after unforseen circumstances cancled last week's pod. Topics include high school football games being increasingly moved and postponed due to rain, the cat stuck in the tree, some UNH sports takes, and shout-outs to our local fall sports champions.
NEWS CENTER Maine reporter Jessica Gagne covered Friday night's longest game in World Series history, and she rejoins the show to discuss the scene following Boston's 3-2 loss to the Dodgers in 18 innings. Also, SMG reporter Jay Pinsonnault previews Winnacunnet's field hockey championship game against Windham.
The guys discuss Week 8 of the high school football season, and pose a question: How much should enrollment numbers matter in state alignments. Editor's note: please excuse our technical difficulties! We'll have that ironed out for next neew's episode.
The guys dig into Week 6 of the high school football season, including the big Winnacunnet - Londonderry result. Mike Whaley calls in for the second half of the show to discuss the area's many volleyball powers and look ahead to the playoffs.
Week 4 of the high school football season gave us everything we've been craving. We had last-minute drives. Offensive fireworks. Defensive battles. MVP-like performances. Winning streaks extending. Jay Pinsonnault covered the Dover-Winnacunnet game and joins the program to help break down a good week for high school football in New Hampshire and Maine.
Week 3 of the high school football brought a few surprises, with York taking down undefeated Gardiner at home and Dover getting blitzed at Windham, 42-0, in a game that looked closer on paper. Also, a take correction on UNH football, which has been in tough spots like this before and still made the FCS playoffs.
The guys react to the UNH football team's second straight lackluster effort, this one a 10-3 loss to Colgate in Saturday's home opener. Also, a recap of Week 2 of the local high school football season, and Alex Abrami of the Burlington Free Press rejoins the program to talk about the sorry state of Vermont high school football.
The guys break down an opening week of the high school football season that was full of blowouts. Sportswriter Jay Pinsonnault joins the program to discuss a potentially serious injury to York senior QB Dawson Gundlah. Also, O'Leary on UNH's embarrassing season opener at UMaine, and beat writer Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic Boston rejoins the program discuss the first-place Red Sox.
Travis Lazarczyk of the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal joins the podcast to discuss an evolving concept in high school football — the idea of creating an 8-man league for struggling programs in New Hampshire and Maine.
University of New Hampshire Associate Athletic Director for Communications Mike Murphy rejoins the show to help break down what is expected to be a good UNH fotball team this season. Also, JD responds to tweet beef.