Saturday, February 26, 2011

News Release: High School Baseball, Swimming and Wrestling on Tomorrow's NHCSA Sports Hour

                                             NHSCA SPORTS HOUR

Easton, PA – February 25, 2011 – Snow is still covering a lot of high school baseball diamonds around the country, but Jeff Fisher and Trish Hoffman will start a spring thaw with a little high school baseball chat on the next edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 6 P.M. EST.

Carroll High School (Corpus Christi, TX) head baseball coach Lee Yeager will headline this week’s show that will also touch-on the topics of high school swimming, wrestling and booster clubs. Yeager’s Tigers won the Texas 5A championship last year, and with a large number of returning starters, Carroll began the year ranked #1 by Baseball America in its pre-season poll.

Fisher and Hoffman will then dive into the subject of high school swimming with Bishop Hendricken (Warwick, RI) swim coach Dave Hanson. Last week, the Hawks won their 22nd Rhode Island state championship.

Other guests on the show will be Sean Keeler, sports reporter for the Des Moines Register, and Martin Ludlow, creator of the not-for-profit Dorsey Football Boosters.

Keeler will talk about last week’s forfeit by Joel Northrup in the opening round of the Iowa State Wrestling Championship. Northrup forfeited his first round match because he didn’t want to wrestle Cassy Herkelman, who was the first girl to qualify for the boys’ championships.

The show will close with Ludlow talking about how one of the poorest school’s in America gets creative when it comes to raising money for its football program. Dorsey High School (Los Angeles, CA) is located in an area called “The Jungle”, an area known for high rates of gang violence, poverty and children living in foster care.

The NHSCA Sports Hour airs LIVE every Sunday night at 6 PM. EST on the ArtistFirst Radio Network. All shows are also available on-demand at

About the National High School Coaches Association
Founded in 1989, the National High School Coaches Association is a not-for-profit 501c3 service organization providing support and leadership programs for the nation's 500,000 high school coaches and 10 million high school athletes.

About Jeff Fisher/High School Football America
Jeff’s broadcasting career began at the age of 14 in Easton, Pennsylvania. In a career that has spanned 35-years, he’s worked in every aspect of sports journalism. He is the founder of High School Football America, a website dedicated to telling the stories of small town high school football across the United States. Prior to launching High School Football America, Jeff worked as a TV sports anchor at FOX Sports Net in Chicago. Fisher is best known as the creator, executive producer and host of The Big Ticket, a weekly 60-minute high school football wrap-up show that won him the Associated Press Best Sportscast in Pennsylvania Award.

About Trish Hoffman
Hoffman is the founder of Blitz Group LLC, an award-winning boutique media strategy company. In addition to her acting and modeling career, Hoffman, who has won several Associated Press awards for journalism, is the host of High School Football America’s video vignettes.

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