School Delays across the Tennessee Valley

Rocco DiSangro is the Sports Director at WHNT News 19, and started at the station in July of 2018

Rocco was born and raised in Levittown, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia and earned his degree in Journalism from Temple University where he graduated in 2016. During his time at Temple, Rocco had the chance to cover Temple Football and Basketball while working for the student run television station Temple Update.

In July of 2016, Rocco got a job as a Sports Reporter/MMJ at WTVY News 4 in Dothan, where he covered Auburn, Alabama, Troy, and was fortunate enough to see two College Football National Championships.

Rocco has a strong passion for high school sports and is excited to be working in the Tennessee Valley where he hopes to tell the stories of local coaches and athletes. If you have any story ideas or tips for Rocco, feel free to send him an email at

Recent Articles
  • Lawrence County snaps four game losing streak, beating Rogers under the Thursday night lights

    FLORENCE, Ala. – Lawrence County snapped a four game losing streak on Thursday night, beating Rogers 41-20 to finish the 2019 campaign with a 4-6 overall record. With the loss, the Pirates fall to 3-7 on the year. UP NEXT: Lawrence County did not make the playoffs, but ended the year on a high note. Rogers will travel to Priceville to face the Bulldogs in the first round of the Class 4A Playoffs.

  • Austin beats Athens in Thursday night regular season finale

    DECATUR, Ala. – In Thursday night action, Austin goes on to beat Athens 38-16. The Black Bears finish the regular season with a 7-3 overall record, while Athens finishes at 7-3 as well. UP NEXT: Austin will face Thompson on the road in the first round of the Class 7A Playoffs. Athens will host Buckhorn in the first round of the Class 6A Playoffs.

  • Hazel Green, Geraldine finish as state volleyball runners up

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Two teams entered Thursday with one dream…bringing a state championship back home to the Tennessee Valley. Hazel Green and Geraldine had the chance to do so in Birmingham. In the Class 6A State Championship Match, Hazel Green faced off with the defending state champions from Spanish Fort. The Toros would take the first two sets, the Lady Trojans the third, then in the fourth set it was Spanish Fort getting the 25-21 win to beat Hazel Green […]

  • Geraldine, Hazel Green advance to state volleyball title games

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After beginning the day with 13 local teams in the AHSAA State Volleyball Tournament, we are now down to just two. In Class 3A, Geraldine beat Prattville Christian (25-13, 20-25, 25-7, 25-23) and Houston Academy (25-17, 25-23, 26-24) to advance to the state title game. The Lady Bulldogs will face Montgomery Academy at 8 a.m. on Thursday. In Class 6A, Hazel Green beat Pelham (25-21, 35-33, 25-17) and Albertville (25-18, 25-12, 25-13) to advance to the state […]

  • Alabama A&M looks to ride momentum into game against Southern

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The seniors on the Alabama A&M Football team have never been victorious against Southern. In fact, the last time the Bulldogs beat the Jags was back in 2012, but that win and others that season were later vacated  by the NCAA Committee on Infractions. The last time before that, was in 2010, so to say that it’s been a while since the Bulldogs beat the Jags, would be an understatement. This Saturday in Baton Rouge, LA, Alabama […]

  • Thursday Night Football: Athens set for road test with Austin

    ATHENS, Ala. – On Thursday night under the bright lights at Austin Football Field, the Athens Golden Eagles (7-2)  will face the Austin Black Bears (6-3). Both of these teams have secured playoff spots already. Athens will host Buckhorn in the first round while Austin will be on the road against Thompson. “They’re a really good football team very well coached,” said Athens head football coach Cody Gross. “They’re fast, they’re physical, they’re big. You name it, they got it, […]

  • UAH ranked 16 in NABC Division II Men’s Basketball Poll

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The preseason edition of the NABC Division II Men’s Basketball Rankings were released on Tuesday, and The University of Alabama in Huntsville will enter the regular season ranked No. 16. This is UAH’s first appearance in the NABC poll since February of 2017, and this is UAH’s first preseason ranking in the coaches poll since the beginning of the 2016-17 season. The Chargers will open the 2019-20 season on Nov. 9 when the squad makes the short […]

  • Titans Keys to the Game: Los Angeles Chargers

    The Tennessee Titans get set to take on the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday at 3:05 p.m. Radio play-by-play Voice of the Titans Mike Keith gives us the Titans Keys to the Game. “Let’s talk Derrick Henry. After 100 rushing yards in Atlanta, Henry has just 100 yards on 35 carries in the last two Titans games, so key number one getting Henry to the century mark against the Chargers on Sunday. Key number two, communication on defense. Phillip Rivers is […]

  • Thursday Night Football highlights and scores

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Check out the final scores from Thursday night on the high school football field. (Home team listed second) Florence 31, Grissom 14  – With the win, the Falcons clinch a playoff berth. East Lawrence 21, Phil Campbell 19 Asbury 0, Section 35 Lincoln County (TN) 0, Battle Ground Academy 41 Tune in Friday night at 10 p.m.  for a brand new edition of Football Friday!

  • Alabama A&M hosts Maroon Madness

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Alabama A&M Basketball unofficially tipped off the 2019-2020 season with its annual Maroon Madness. Elmore Gymnasium the site of this great event held Thursday night. Maroon Madness gives fans the opportunity to get a sneak peak at the men’s and women’s basketball teams for the upcoming season, and the players  a chance to show off their skills in front of the crowd. It was a fun night for all of those involved. “Well this one I tell […]

  • Huntsville Havoc eyeing yet another title run

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – This year will be similar to last year for the Huntsville havoc as the two time defending SPHL President’s Cup Champions will raise yet another banner at the Von Braun Center for their home opener. The ceremony will take place on November 1st prior to the Havoc’s game against Evansville. The havoc practiced Wednesday at the Iceplex, then held their media day shortly after. Head coach Glenn Detulleo’s message for his team heading into this season is […]

  • UAH Men’s Basketball picked to win GSC; Orf, Kaplan earn preseason all-conference honors

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – With a new head coach and some new faces, the UAH Chargers look to have yet another successful season. On Thursday, they were picked to finish first in the Gulf South Conference. The Chargers return four starters and three of their leading scorers from last year’s team that finished with a 24-8 overall record earning their eighth NCAA Tournament bid in the last 10 seasons. In addition to being picked to win the conference, two UAH players […]

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