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The West Michigan Sports Show

The West Michigan Sports Show
Brandon Wirth
Brandon Wirth covers all things sports in the West Michigan area! From Big Rapids High School Basketball to Reed City Football to Ferris State Athletics! The West Michigan Sports Show dives into games, matchups, season previews & recaps, coaches interviews, conference changes, recruiting, and more!
The West Michigan Sports Show
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Ep 38 - Back on Track w/ Coach Isaiah Trice

September 30th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 20:45
Brandon Wirth returns and reviews an interview with White Cloud Football Coach Isaiah Trice and recaps a loaded local sports slate ahead.

Ep 37 - Shaking Up the Standings

September 16th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 22:56
Brandon Wirth recaps a busy week in sports and lists his debatable top 5 list of sporting goods retailers you should shop from this fall.

Ep 36 - Evaluating Expectations w/ Coach Rich Saladin

September 9th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 21:04
Brandon Wirth talks championship expectations and course creation with Reed City Cross Country Head Coach Rich Saladin as well as runs through the local sports scoreboard with notable matchups for the upcoming week.

Ep 35 - The First Full Fall Breakdown w/ Joe Nagy

September 2nd, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 22:10
Brandon Wirth and Joe Nagy bring a full breakdown of week one in the fall sports slate of soccer, football, cross country, and volleyball.

Ep 34 - A New Addition

August 26th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 21:53
Brandon Wirth previews the local sports scoreboard as well as gives a sneak peek into a brand-new football show coming to the Big Rapids Media Network this fall.

Ep 33 - Coming Around the Corner

August 19th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 20:04
Brandon Wirth breaks the news of the area's broadcast team announcement and takes a look at the season's first local sports scoreboard.

Ep 32 - Officially in Trouble

August 12th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 22:32
Brandon Wirth dives into a traditional talk show format discussing the massive loss of officials and how we can save the longevity of high school athletics.

Ep 31 - Strengths of a Schedule w/ Coach Scott Shankel

August 5th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 22:03
Brandon Wirth dives into the fall football strengths of schedule, chats with Reed City head coach Scott Shankel about the upcoming season, and previews his top five games to watch out for in 2023.

Ep 30 - Rules Are Rules

July 29th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 22:40
Brandon Wirth breaks down the biggest, boldest, and sport-specific rules changes for the upcoming sports seasons in high school athletics.

Ep 29 - Pitch Personnel & Preview w/ Coach Justin Fox

July 22nd, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 22:05
Brandon Wirth chats with Big Rapids head soccer coach Justin Fox about the team's outlook for the upcoming season and breaks down the CSAA for teams to watch out for.

Ep 28 - Pondering Participation

July 15th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:20
Brandon Wirth breaks down the statewide and local student enrollment numbers and debates his top five best weather conditions to play sports in.

Ep 27 - Initial Insight for Fall Football w/ Joe Nagy

July 8th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:04
Brandon Wirth and sports correspondent Joe Nagy dive into an initial preview of the CSAA football season for 2023.

Ep 26 - Honoring the All-Staters

July 1st, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:39
Brandon Wirth shouts out the local spring All-State athletes and gives his debatable list of top 5 underrated sports shoe brands.

Ep 25 - Postseason Pedigree w/ Coach Dawn Thompson

June 24th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:02
Brandon Wirth recaps the Big Rapids softball season with head coach Dawn Thompson and recaps the state finals champions in softball, baseball, and soccer.

Ep 24 - Performance & Prominence

June 17th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:25
Brandon Wirth recaps local postseason soccer, baseball, softball and golf action as well as gives his top five list of sports drinks.

Ep 23 - Underrated Underdogs

June 10th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 22:18
Brandon Wirth breaks down postseason soccer, baseball, softball and track and field action as well as debates his top 5 underrated hobby sports.

Ep 22 - Pushing the Playoff Limits

June 3rd, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:27
Brandon Wirth runs through the local sports scoreboard, breaks down notable district tournament brackets in softball, baseball, and soccer, and finishes with a top-5 debate in the best sports postseason playoff formats.

Ep 21 - Siding with Your Strengths w/ Coach Eric Grannis

May 27th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:36
Brandon Wirth chats with Reed City baseball and dominance of pitching with head coach Eric Grannis, and dives into postseason soccer previews as well as the local sports scoreboard.

Ep 20 - An Optimistic Outlook w/ Coach Curt Ray

May 20th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:46
Brandon Wirth talks with Big Rapids girls' soccer coach Curt Ray about their outlook on the postseason and breaks down championship action in the local sports scoreboard.

Ep 19 - Diamond Doctrine w/ Coach J.T. Scarpelli

May 13th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:48
Brandon Wirth chats with BR Baseball coach J.T. Scarpelli, runs down the local sports scoreboard, and gives updates on baseball, softball, and track and field standings entering the final stretch of the regular season.

Ep 18 - How to Be a Better Athlete

May 6th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 22:47
Brandon Wirth runs down the latest local sports scoreboard as well as breaks down his top three ways you can better yourself as an overall athlete.

Ep 17 - College Competitor to Coaching w/ Coach Weston Rackley

April 29th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:50
Brandon Wirth talks about the competitor to coach journey with Tri-County Track & Field and Cross Country coach Weston Rackley, a review of the local sports scoreboard, and highlighting some area athletes heading to compete in college.

Ep 16 - Draft Day Discrepancy

April 22nd, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 22:26
Brandon Wirth reviews the full local sports scoreboard, names some big events coming up in CSAA sports, and ranks his top 5 quarterbacks in this year's NFL Draft.

Ep 15 - Cultural Construction w/ Coach Justice Long

April 15th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:40
Brandon Wirth chats Coyote Track and Field with new Reed City Head Coach, Justice Long, as well as previews the outdoor season and reviews the local sports scoreboard.

Ep 14 - Managing the Madness

April 8th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 24:01
Brandon Wirth reviews the local sports scoreboard, previews teams to watch in girls' soccer, and breaks down the March Madness tournament as well as potential overrated and underrated teams for next year.

Ep 13 - Ascendence in Aggieland w/ Coach Brad Antcliff

April 1st, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 21:39
Brandon Wirth chats championship success with Beal City baseball coach Brad Antcliff, previews local baseball seasons ahead, and gives his National Champion prediction for the Final Four.

Ep 12 - A Regional Run w/ Coach Jessica Haist

March 25th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 21:14
Brandon Wirth recaps Big Rapids Girl's Basketball with Coach Jessica Haist as well as previews the beginning of Cardinal Girl's Soccer following their season opener.

Ep 11 - Cardinal Puck Précis w/ Josh Baker

March 18th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:17
Brandon Wirth recaps Big Rapids Hockey with broadcaster Josh Baker, recaps notable local teams' runs in postseason basketball, and gives his controversial list of Top 5 concession stand foods.

Ep 10 - Meeting on the Mat

March 4th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 21:06
Brandon Wirth dives into the MHSAA state final wrestling brackets, boys' and girls' basketball postseason previews, and his top five sports movies of all-time

Ep 9 - CSAA Basketball Post Season Preview

February 24th, 2023 12:00am
Brandon Wirth and J.T. Scarpelli break down the upcoming postseason brackets for boy's basketball, girl's basketball, and wrestling.

Ep 8 - CSAA Basketball: The Final Stretch

January 13th, 2023 12:00am
Brandon Wirth dives into the final stretch of the CSAA for both boy's and girl's basketball, as well as recap the latest results in wrestling and hockey and debate specialized and multi-sport athletes.

Ep 7 - 2022 Soccer Recap

December 5th, 2022 12:00am
Brandon recaps the soccer season for local teams in West Michigan

Ep 6 - Cross Country Post Season Preview

November 1st, 2022 12:00am
Brandon previews the road to Brooklyn for local Cross Country High School teams.

Ep 5 - 2022 Football Preview

August 26th, 2022 12:00am
Brandon previews the 2022 High School Football season

Ep 4 - Local College Athletes & Recruiting

August 1st, 2022 12:00am
Brandon dives into college recruiting: local athletes playing at the next level & how they go there!

Ep 3 - 2022 MHSAA Softball Recap

July 12th, 2022 12:00am
Brandon recaps the 2022 MHSAA Softball season with updates on how West Michigan teams finished.

Ep 2 - 2022 MHSAA Baseball Recap

July 5th, 2022 12:00am
Brandon reviews how baseball ended up state wide across classes as well as locally with interviews from Big Rapids Coach JT Scarpelli, infielder Isaac Zocco, Reed City Coach Eric Grannis, and more!

Ep 1 - The Great CSAA Conference Shakeup 0f 2022

The CSAA Gold & Silver are in for some changes in 2022!
June 16th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 00:11:42
The CSAA-Gold & the CSAA-Silver have teams leaving for the 2022 season. What does this mean for both conferences? How does this affect the different high school sports? Brandon gets to the bottom of it!


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