Valley author/lawyer/baseball coach/raconteur Steve Reilly is the guest on "Valley Sports Rewind" with Mike Cannici.
Reilly's newest book, "Lord of the Infield Flies," is a prequel to "The Fat Lady Never Sings," which chronicled the 1992 Derby High School state championship baseball team.
"Lord of the Infield Flies" goes back to 1977 Derby, and a road trip Reilly arranged so his baseball team could play out-of-state.
Keep in mind the drinking age back then was 18 . . .
Sean Morse and Mike Cannici will be doing live audio play-by-play online during the Dec. 5 playoff matchup between the Ansonia and Cromwell.
In this podcast, Morse and Cannici talk about their plans -- the latest in a series of programming the guys have started to rekindle Valley football pride.
This week's "Valley Sports Rewind" features an interview with Kevin Rowley, the equipment manager for the Ansonia High School varsity football program for more than 30 years.
Rowley was also an assistant coach with the junior varsity and varsity programs for a number of years.
And he was a head coach with Ansonia Pop Warner coach for 20 years.
This week on "Valley Sports Rewind," Mike Cannici's guest is veteran Valley assistant football coach Andrew Mancini.
This week on "Valley Sports Rewind:" Dan Shea, captain of the Derby High School 1985 Class S football championship team.
He was also the head coach of the 1995 Junior Midget Team, who were New England champs and played in the super bowl in Florida.
How do the Ansonia Chargers keep winning?
Mike Cannici explores the question with legendary Ansonia football coaches Bob Lisi and John Sponheimer.
Valley Sports Rewind is a weekly podcast produced by the two-person staff at ValleyIndy.org, a nonprofit online newspaper.
This week on "Valley Sports Rewind," host Mike Cannici chats with Joe Ferrigno, former Derby basketball and football player.
Ferrigno talks about the influence his grandfather had on him, and what it's like to come full circle and watch his son take the field.
Former Shelton High School varsity football coach Tony Branca chats with host Mike Cannici about championship teams, inspiring speeches, and why he still expects kids to use Mr. and Mrs. when addressing adults.
Emma Hyder and Cassie Silkoff are just 9 years old, but these fourth graders know a ton about healthy living.
The two friends are members of the Bradley School Running Club, a new activity launched by teacher Jenny Ames.
Press play and be impressed with these two young athlete-scholars.
On the latest episode of 'Valley Sports Rewind,' host Mike Canicci chats with Ansonia High School 1995 graduate Lenny Svelnys.
Svelnys, standing at a hair shy of 6 feet, 8 inches tall, was a member of the '95 state championship basketball team.
Steve Reilly talks with host Mike Canicci about the tenth anniversary of the book "The Fat Lady Never Sings," which told the tale of the 1992 championship Derby High School baseball team.
Reilly says late in the interview he's finishing a prequel to the book that deals with Derby's 1977 team.
Reilly, an attorney, has spent decades coaching baseball players in the Valley, including Derby and Seymour.
On the latest 'Valley Sports Rewind,' Mike Cannici chats with John Sponheimer about his 45 years with Ansonia football -- the New York Yankees of high school football. #cthsfb
Derby teacher and coach Jenny Ames and star Derby High School runner Kiley Rodriguez talk with host Mike Cannici about Derby's revived track and cross country programs.
Valley Sports Rewind host Mike Cannici talks with Earl Stanley about playing and coaching for the Ansonia Chargers, one of the best football programs in Connecticut.
Valley Sports Rewind host Mike Cannici examines the legacy of Derby High School football coach Charlie DiCenso.
In episode 3 of Valley Sports Rewind, host Mike Cannici talks with Sean Morse about Bubba Greene and the old "KO Club" in Ansonia, and his involvement in the Ansonia Derby Classic Football page on YouTube.
Legendary Naugatuck Valley high school sports broadcaster Ed Clements reflects on his years behind the microphone with Mike Cannici in episode 2 of "Valley Sports Rewind," a podcast produced by ValleyIndy.org in Ansonia, CT.