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.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – After shutting out Vestavia Hills 7-0 in game one, the Bob Jones Patriots had their backs against the wall in game two, but clawed their way back in the game, rallying to beat the Rebels 4-3 in walk-off fashion to advance to the Class 7A semifinals. Here’s how all of our other local teams did this week: (Numbers in parentheses are the scores in order from games one, two and three) Class 1A Mars Hill (9, 12) […]
HAZEL GREEN, Ala. – Repeating as champions is one of the hardest thing to do in sports. A year ago, the Hazel Green Baseball team reigned supreme over Class 6A, hoisting the state championship trophy at the season’s end. This year, head coach Frankie Perez and his squad are looking to get back to the promised land once again. Hazel Green beat Athens 11-1 in game one of the best of three first round playoff series, then picked up an […]
NORMAL, Ala. – Dylan Howard and Alabama A&M Basketball announced Wednesday the signing of seven players in its 2019 recruiting class. Howard, who was a McDonald’s All-American in Indiana, used his ties to the state to sign guard Cameron Alford and 6’8 forward Jalen Johnson. The class also included 6’9 forward E.J. Williams from Cincinnati, OH, forward Tremere Brown from Central Phenix City, and the class 5A boys basketball player of the year Cameron Tucker, a point guard from Wenonah. […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Grissom Girls Basketball standout Ari Powe inked her National Letter of Intent with the Alabama A&M Women’s Basketball Team on Wednesday afternoon. Powe is a two time all-state selection and finished her high school playing career with over 1300 points and 500 rebounds.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – On a night where ASHSAA Hall of Famer and former Huntsville high head baseball coach Mark Mincher threw out the first pitch, the Panthers beat their rival Grissom 6-2. Mincher moved to Huntsville High School as head baseball coach in 1985, and spent the next 28 years there. He compiled a 576-353 baseball-coaching record with 12 city championships, eight area titles, 18 state playoff appearances and the Class 6A state championship in 2011. Huntsville and Grissom will […]
AUBURN, Ala. – Under Bruce Pearl, Auburn Men’s Basketball went to the Final Four for the first time ever, won the most games in program history, finishing the year at 30-10. Now, it looks like the Tigers’ head basketball coach is here to stay. Auburn Athletics has agreed to terms with Pearl for a new five-year contract, Athletic Director Allen Greene announced on Friday. The deal will take Pearl’s contract through the 2023-2024 season. Auburn has won 74 games over […]
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – AL.com is reporting that per a source, sophomore guard and Huntsville native John Petty, as well as redshirt junior forward Daniel Giddens, have entered the NCAA Transfer Portal. Petty and Giddens become the third and fourth Alabama Men’s Basketball players to enter the transfer portal since Monday, joining guards Dazon Ingram and Kira Lewis Jr. The former Mae Jemison Jaguar, Petty, averaged 10.2 points per game in his sophomore campaign, while Giddens, a former transfer from Ohio […]
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – In November of 2018, she signed to play basketball for Auburn. In March of 2019, she helped her team win its second state title in a row, and then a week later was named Gatorade Alabama Girls Basketball Player of the Year. The list goes on for Pisgah’s Annie Hughes. On Tuesday, Hughes was named overall Miss Basketball for the state of Alabama, becoming the first Pisgah player to do so. The Lady Eagles’ point guard averaged […]
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Five local student-athletes took home some hardware at the ASWA High School Basketball Player of the Year Banquet in Montgomery for their play on the court this season. Here’s a full list of the players who were honored: ASWA Class Boys’ Players of the Year Class 7A: Trendon Watford, Mountain Brook Class 6A: Kameron Woods, Pinson Valley Class 5A: Cameron Tucker, Wenonah Class 4A: Kobe Simmons, Talladega Class 3A: Auston Leslie, Westminster Christian Class 2A: Jayden Stone, […]
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – AL.com is reporting that Alabama freshman point guard Kira Lewis Jr. has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal, per a source. The 17-year-old out of Hazel Green led the Crimson Tide in scoring with 13.5 points in his freshman campaign. Lewis Jr. is the second Alabama player that intends to transfer from the program since the university, and head basketball coach Avery Johnson mutually agreed to part ways on Sunday. Crimson Tide guard Dazon Ingram announced his plans […]
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 […]