Randolph Gassaway is an all-star outfielder for the Frederick Keys this season. On this episode, he chats with host Greg Swatek about being selected for the Carolina League All-Star Game, his background in the sport and growing up in a single-parent home. Gassaway also discusses what it was like facing Cy Young award winning pitcher Corey Kluber in a Double-A game this season and his off-season love for bowling.
In this episode, Tuscarora High School football coach Vince Ahearn talks with host Greg Swatek about the rise of 7-on-7 football both in Frederick County and beyond. How much work goes into putting on his own tournament, which is now 20 years old? Also, Ahearn discusses what makes high school football in Frederick County so good as well as his own team's prospects for the coming season.
This week, Kyle Huson, a first-year broadcaster for the Frederick Keys, chats with host Greg Swatek about this year's team and his life growing up as the son of former major league utility player Jeff Huson. Kyle talks about his collegiate hockey career at the University of Connecticut and how he got into broadcasting professional baseball. Also Tim Tebow was in Hagerstown last weekend. Hear what one of the world's most famous athletes had to say about his life as a minor league baseball player. The podcast can be found at www.fnppodcasts.com.
This special, extended edition of The Final Score takes a look at the calendar year is was for Frederick County Public School athletics. FCPS Supervisor of Athletics Kevin Kendro talks with hosts Greg Swatek and Colin McGuire about the year that was in local high school sports and the future of the Central Maryland Conference. In addition, coach Rob Dixon and student-athletes Jaida Smith and Paige Tolbard stop in to discuss the Frederick girls winning their first state team title in track and field since 1996. Urbana's Delia Sipe and her father, Dan, talk about the close of her decorated high school throwing career. And coach Andy Baker and players Connor Stevens and Matthew Dillard describe the satisfaction of winning the first baseball state championship for Middletown High School. The full 80-minute podcast can be found at www.fnppodcasts.com.
In the final week of the calendar high school sports year, Oakdale track and field coach Dave Lillard stops by to chat with host Greg Swatek about the success of his boys team and its prospects for this weekend's state meet at Morgan State. Will the Bears finally break through to win their first team championship on the boys side? Also, News-Post sports writer Joe Ferraro drops in to discuss Middletown's victory in the state baseball semifinals and its chances in this weekend's state final against Fallston at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen.
Flying solo this week, host Greg Swatek provides an update on where county schools and athletes stand in the push toward state playoffs.
Coach Brandon Brewbaker drops in to chat with Greg Swatek about the remarkable progress of the Frederick High girls lacrosse program. They also preview the upcoming playoffs and discuss how the sport has evolved in Frederick County. News-Post sports writer Joe Ferraro also stops in to talk about the boys lacrosse playoffs — can anyone stop defending state champion Linganore? — and the implementation of the shot clock for high school boys basketball.
New Urbana football coach Brad Wilson joins host Greg Swatek to talk about his new job and the challenges ahead. Coach Wilson has never coached in Frederick County but is quite familiar with the football landscape here after spending 11 years as the head coach at Westminster High School in Carroll County. The spread offense he plans to implement will be a departure from Urbana's offenses of the past. Also, News-Post sports editor Josh Smith stops by to discuss the wild Orioles-Red Sox series, the NFL Draft and the Wizards' playoff fortunes.
With more than 40 years in professional baseball, Keith Bodie joins host Greg Swatek to talk about his job as the manager of the Frederick Keys and his perspective on some of the Baltimore Orioles' best prospects. Bodie was drafted by the team he idolized growing up in Brooklyn, the New York Mets, and played 10 minor league seasons before beginning his managerial career in 1986. He's worked with the likes of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, Tino Martinez and Zack Greinke. He coached Garth Brooks during the county music legend's brief minor-league stint and played catch on a movie set with Tom Cruz. Hear all of these stories and why Willie May is the only person to ever leave him speechless on this episode of The Final Score.
On this week's episode, host Greg Swatek catches up with Frederick Community College men's lacrosse coach Dave Hawkins and goalkeeper Colton Clingan. They talk about the team's success this season, which has led to a national ranking, and their upcoming playoff prospects. Also, News-Post sports writers John Cannon and Joe Ferraro stop by for a discussion on the novelty of baseball cards.
Oakdale girls lacrosse coach Beth Nave stops by to chat with host Greg Swatek about her team and her remarkable success at starting lacrosse programs from scratch. Also, News-Post sports writer Joe Ferraro updates us on professional baseball prospects from Frederick County.
For the opening week of the baseball season, host Greg Swatek chats with Frederick Keys broadcaster and public relations manager Geoff Arnold about his career and the upcoming season for the Keys. FNP sports writer Joe Ferraro also stops by to share his thoughts on Opening Day and the Frederick County sports scene.
This week we sit down with longtime Brunswick High baseball coach Roger Dawson, who talks about his love of the game, the success of his teams and his job as a regional scout for the Baltimore Orioles. FNP sports editor Josh Smith also stops by to talk about whether the Wizards are viable contenders in the NBA, the Las Vegas Raiders, the upcoming baseball season and his disinterest in your NCAA tournament pool brackets.
In this episode, host Greg Swatek sits down with Makayla Daniels and Coach Ashley Bush of Frederick High School to discuss the Cadets' recent state championship in girls basketball, as well as Daniels' scintillating 47-point performance in the title game. Also, Colin McGuire of the Frederick News-Post stops by to talk March Madness and his love of brackets.
The Mount men turn their attention to the big dance. Host Greg Swatek catches up with Mount Saint Mary's University players Elijah Long and Chris Wray and head coach Jamion Christian after the team drew New Orleans in the play-in game of the NCAA Tournament.
Host Greg Swatek is joined by Middletown High School wrestler Danny Bertoni, fresh off winning his fourth straight state title. With Danny is his mentor, coach and father, Dan Bertoni.
Host Greg Swatek sits down with fellow News-Post sports writer John Cannon to talk about the local swimming scene in this week's encore episode of The Final Score.
This week Mount St. Mary's University Men's Basketball coach Jamion Christian chats with host Greg Swatek about his team's Northeast Conference regular-season championship, his coaching philosophy, recruiting, how to raise the NEC's profile and the upcoming conference tournament.
This week host Greg Swatek breaks down the state basketball playoffs with a man who has probably seen more boys basketball games than anyone this season, Maryland Sports Access editor-in-chief Kyle McFadden. Also, FNP sports writer Joe Ferraro stops by to chat about some of the professional baseball prospects from Frederick County as spring training begins.
This week host Greg Swatek discusses track and field with Urbana girls coach CJ Ecalono. What makes his team so special? Can the Hawks finally capture the elusive state indoor team title? Also, FNP sports writer Joe Ferraro stops by to chat about the Frederick County basketball scene, as well as the county swimming championships and Middletown wrestling.