(Sarasota, FL) Five area teams are in action tonight in the second round of the FHSAA playoffs and all five games will be broadcast on either radio or television.
The Manatee Hurricanes host the Vero Beach Indians in Bradenton. The game will be broadcast on WLSS 930 AM with Dave Bristow calling the play-by-play.
The Venice Indians are home to play the Armwood Hawks. Rich Spedaliere will call the game on WENG 1530 AM/107.5 FM.
The Braden River Pirates will entertain the East Lake Eagles. Bright House Sports Network will broadcast the game on cable television.
Clearwater Central Catholic visits the Cardinal Mooney Cougars in Sarasota. WSRQ 1220 AM/106.9 FM will broadcast the game.
The Charlotte Tarpons travel to Ft. Myers to face the Green Wave. Jeff Briscoe will call the game on WCCF 1580 AM.
Tonight, I’ll be appearing on Adam Shadoff’s “Friday Football Fever” show on SNN at 11:15 PM Friday for a recap of all the high school football second round playoff action in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.
Broadcast colleague Rich Spedialiere tells me that WENG Radio will be carrying all of the playoff games for Venice Indians football on the road to the FHSAA High School Championships at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL beginning this Friday, November 14. Each broadcast will begin with the “Countdown to Kickoff” show 15 minutes prior to scheduled kickoff of each game.
Coverage of Friday’s Venice/Hillsborough game from Powell Davis Stadium in Venice will begin at 7:15 p.m. and can be heard on 107.5 FM, 1530 AM and online at wengradio.com and on your smartphone with the free WENG app.
WENG will also carry “Talking Venice Indians Football” each Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. live from the Daiquiri Deck and Raw Bar in downtown Venice as long as the Indians remain alive. Coach John Peacock and Rich Spedaliere will discuss the previous game and preview the next playoff match-up.
(Sarasota, FL) Football Friday tonight. Doug Miles Media will broadcast the North Port Bobcats vs. Sarasota Sailors 7A-10 District football game tonight from Sarasota High School. The live broadcast is available on Ustream.TV and dougmilesmedia.com beginning at 7:30 PM. I’ll also be appearing on Adam Shadoff’s “Friday Football Fever” show on SNN at 11:15 PM Friday for a recap of all the high school football action in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.
(New York, NY) “IN YOUR LIFE”, a one-hour documentary celebrating Verne Lundquist’s 50 years in broadcasting will air Saturday, Nov. 29 (1:30 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network.
Verne has witnessed and called some of the greatest moments in sports history from Jack Nicklaus’ birdie at the 1986 Masters® to Christian Laettner’s last-second shot to beat Kentucky in the 1992 NCAA Tournament. “IN YOUR LIFE” relives these indelible moments with Verne as the storyteller, and takes you through his incredible career.
The documentary follows Verne over the past year, his 50th as a broadcaster, which included announcing two of the greatest games in college football history – Auburn defeating Georgia (11/16/13) and Auburn beating Alabama in the Iron Bowl (11/30/13) – as well as receiving numerous honors, including the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting and the Blackie Sherrod Lifetime Achievement Award.
The documentary also features interviews with those who were there with Verne during these memorable moments, both announcing and playing, such as Jim Nantz and Grant Hill, as well as other sports broadcasting icons. He made his broadcasting debut on August 31, 1963 at KTBC-TV in Austin, Texas, a station owned by President and Mrs. Lyndon Johnson. Verne joined CBS Sports in 1982 and has called more than 20 different sports for the Network. He is currently the lead college football play-by-play announcer calling the SEC ON CBS and Army-Navy game. He also calls the Masters and PGA Championship and will announce his 31st consecutive NCAA Tournament this year.
Some of the memorable sports moments called by Verne:
• 1986 Masters: Jack Nicklaus sinks a birdie putt on the 17th hole – “MAYBE, YES SIR”.
• 1992 NCAA Tournament: Duke beats Kentucky in the East Regional on Christian Laettner’s buzzer beater “THERE’S THE PASS TO LAETTNER. PUTS IT UP. YESSSSS!”
• 2005 Masters: Tiger Woods chips in at the 16th hole – “IN YOUR LIFE”.
• 2006 NCAA Tournament: No. 11-seed George Mason knocks off No. 1-seed Connecticut – “BY GEORGE, THE DREAM IS ALIVE.”
• 2013 Iron Bowl: Auburn defeats Alabama returning a missed field goal with no time remaining – “AN ANSWERED PRAYER.
(Sarasota, FL) Football Thursday tonight. Doug Miles Media will cover the Sarasota Sailors (1-3) vs. Braden River Pirates (4-0) at Braden River High School. The live broadcast is available on Ustream.TV and dougmilesmedia.com beginning at 7:25 PM. The podcast of the game broadcast will be posted here. I’ll also be appearing on Adam Shadoff’s “Friday Football Fever” show on SNN at 11:15 PM Friday for a recap of all the high school football action in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.