Wonder City Sports Talk

Wonder City Sports Talk A one-hour weekly broadcast led by Host Jeff Butler to discuss Hopewell High School Sports including football and other fall sports. Co-hosts include Stefan Calos, Charlie Dane, and Chai Gallahun. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wondercitysportstalk/support

  • Wonder City Sports Talk Episode 15 Coach Edmonds, James Pelham, and Coach Irby.
    by Jeff Butler on March 14, 2021 at 11:54 am

    In this episode of Wonder City Sports  Coach Edmonds, James Pelham and their sons stop by to talk about winning the 3A state championship. Coach Irby provides an update on the Hopewell football team.  — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wondercitysportstalk/support

  • Wonder City Sports Talk Episode 14 Mayes Marks and Sons
    by Jeff Butler on December 12, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    In this episode Hopewell Jv Basketball and Prince George boys, Volleyball coach Mayes Marks and his sons stop by to discuss sports in the Tri-cities.  — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wondercitysportstalk/support

  • Wonder City Sports Talk Episode 13 ( Isaiah Fernandez and Jared Jenkins)
    by Jeff Butler on December 5, 2020 at 2:20 am

    Week 13 of Wonder City Sports talk featured Assistant Hopewell High School Boys Basketball Coach Jarred Jenkins, who is also the school’s golf coach. He shared his enthusiasm for beginning practice with the team on December 7th and hopefully 2 weeks later the freedom to have their first game against Petersburg High School. Coach Jenkins shared a Tiger Woods type story of his father teaching him the game of golf at age three. He shared his commitment to helping establish golf for Hopewell elementary students. Our second guest was the former captain of the 2015 Hopewell High School boys basketball team Isaiah Fernandez. Isaiah shared how his struggle with high school injuries helped make him a better person and better able to pass along life lessons to current college players at Mississippi State University where he is a graduate assistant for the ladies team. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wondercitysportstalk/support

  • Wonder City Sports Talk Episode 12 – Aaron Reidmiller
    by Jeff Butler on November 29, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    The Executive Director of Hopewell Parks and Recreation, Mr. Aaron Reidmiller joined us for the hour. A Hopewell native, Aaron described his athletic upbringing, from baseball and soccer to golf. Earning a Recreation degree at VCU, he first served in Henrico county before returning to Hopewell to this,  his current position some 5 years ago. Aaron highlights not only his department’s oversight in young people’s athletic development, but helping people of all ages access  holistic programs. He also describes his department’s attention to environmental stewardship, and renovations to city parks. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wondercitysportstalk/support

  • Wonder City Sports Talk Episode 11
    by Jeff Butler on November 21, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    Week 11 of Wonder City Sports talk begins with cardiologist Dr. Cliff Morris as our first guest. Having played with Michael Jordan in the mid-80s at the University of North Carolina, Dr. Morris talked also about his time  playing for UNC Coach Dean Smith. Dr. Morris also described his holistic commitment to medical care for over 20 years in Hopewell. His “Aspire Scholarship” offers those with chronic health conditions the opportunity for assistance. He is also working with Hopewell leaders to help to bring the international work of ” Blue Zones” – a   program that reinforces his commitment to holistic health care, to our city. Our second guest was Ligon “Lucky” Jones, a  Hopewell business leader specializing in auto, home, business, and life insurance. Lucky was joined by coach Marshall Parker, and they relived the successful high school football days of the late ’60s for Hopewell High School. They finished the hour discussing the reasons why Hopewell continues enjoying athletic success in the midst of specific societal challenges. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wondercitysportstalk/support