Rocco DiSangro joined the WHNT News Team as a Sports Reporter/Anchor 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 email@example.com.
HAZEL GREEN, Ala. – “Our time, two-peat!” That has been the motto for the Hazel Green Girls Basketball Team, and with a win in the Class 6A State Title game over Blount, the two-peat was complete. On Friday, the Lady Trojans were presented with their trophy by AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese at the high school in front of a packed gymnasium. It was a celebration fit for champions. “You know girls basketball at Hazel Green has never won back […]
FYFFE, Ala. – Fyffe all-state running back Payton Anderson always dreamed of playing college football, and on Friday, his dream became a reality. Anderson signed as a preferred walk-on with the Auburn Tigers Football Team, as he was surrounded by family, friends, and classmates. Anderson remembers the first time he received a phone call from Auburn Head Coach Gus Malzahn, following Fyffe’s state championship win over Luverne. “It was a missed call and I didn’t know the number so I […]
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Three more local basketball teams were crowned state champions at the AHSAA State Finals in Birmingham, capping off a big day for the Tennessee Valley. Here’s a look at how the schools from North Alabama did: Class 2A Girls Finals Cold Springs (28-6) 57, Fyffe (30-6) 53 (OT) Class 3A Girls Finals Pisgah (34-1) 46, Montgomery Academy (31-3) 41 (Pisgah wins Class 3A Girls State Championship) Class 3A Boys Finals Plainview (33-4) 54, Westminster Christian (27-5) 52 […]
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Decatur Heritage Boys Basketball Team has been to the state title game before, but until Thursday, they had never won it all. Decatur Heritage (32-4), coached by Jason Marshall, struggled early but had a dominating second half. The Eagles’ 6-foot-8 senior center Noah Boler in the third quarter scoring nine of the first 11 Decatur Heritage points in the quarter. He finished with 19 points, nine rebounds, two blocked shots, three steals and two assists to […]
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Four of our local teams were in action at Legacy Arena in Birmingham on Wednesday as State Final Four play continued one. Here’s a look at how they did: Class 5A Girls Semifinals Central Tuscaloosa 45, Brewer 41 Final Madison Academy 54, Ramsay 48 Final (Madison Academy advances to Class 5A Girls State Title Game) Class 6A Boys Semifinals Carver-Montgomery 62, Muscle Shoals 47 Final Class 6A Girls Semifinals Hazel Green 55, Blount 39 Final […]
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – We began the day with 12 local teams remaining in AHSAA Final Four play and five teams in action on Tuesday including two of the top squads in the Class 3A boy’s ranks. Here is how teams from the Tennessee Valley fared against the competition: Class 3A Boys Westminster Christian 50, Bullock County 32 Final (Westminster Christian advances to Class 3A Boys State Title Game) Plainview 74, Prattville Christian 55 Final (Plainview advances to Class 3A Boys […]
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – High school basketball teams from the Tennessee Valley took the court at Legacy Arena in Birmingham for day one of the AHSAA State Basketball Final Four on Monday. Here’s a look at how our local teams did: Class 1A Boys Semifinal Decatur Heritage 60, Georgiana 58 Final/OT (Decatur Heritage advances to the Class 1A Boys State Title Game) Class 1A Girls Semifinal Skyline 58, St. Luke’s 36 Final (Skyline advances to the Class 1A Girls State […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The head coaching search is over for both Hazel Green and Madison Academy Football, as both programs have found their guys. On Friday, the Mustangs announced the hiring of long time Hartselle head football coach Bob Godsey. In 21 years as the Tigers’ head coach, Godsey’s teams accomplished 14 playoff appearances, five region titles, multiple quarter-final and semifinal appearances, and a State Championship in 2011. His accolades include multiple Coach of the Year awards, and his overall […]
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – The Brewer Girls Basketball team is the final program from the Tennessee Valley to punch its ticket to Birmingham, beating Scottsboro in the AHSAA Girls Class 5A Northeast Regional Final 56-47. Brewer is the 13th team from North Alabama heading to the State Final Four this year. Here’s a list of all of the local teams that will be playing in the Magic City: Class 1A Decatur Heritage Boys, Skyline Girls Class 2A Tanner Boys, Fyffe Girls […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The UAH Men’s Basketball team cruised to an 88-66 win over Montevallo on Thursday night to improve to 20-6 overall on the year. The Chargers caught fire early on from three point range, finishing the game 17-36 from beyond the arc. Tanner Finley led all scorers with 25 points with seven made three pointers, while Sam Orf added 20 points. UP NEXT: UAH will be back at Spragins Hall on Saturday, February 23rd at 4 p.m. to […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The UAH Women’s Basketball team had a chance to clinch a GSC Championship berth with a win over Montevallo on Thursday night, but the Chargers couldn’t quite get it done, falling to the Falcons 59-54 at Spragins Hall. Baylee Johnson led UAH with 12 points in the loss, while freshman Holly Harris added 11 points. UP NEXT: UAH will be back at Spragins Hall on Saturday, February 23rd at 2 p.m. to host Christian Brothers (10-13)
HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State and Jacksonville State have been like homes over the last week for a handful of high school basketball teams in the Tennessee Valley, but not for much longer. The regional round is coming to a close, as teams continue to punch their tickets to the State Final Four in Birmingham. Here are some of the scores from Tuesday: NORTHWEST REGIONAL Wallace-Hanceville Community College Tom Drake Coliseum Class 2A Girls Championship Cold Springs (27-6) 54, Red […]