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Sharla joined the Newswatch 16 team in April, 2008 as a weekend sports anchor, and weekday sports reporter. Sharla also anchors Newswatch 16 at 7, on Saturday evenings.

Sharla's sports reporting career began in Athens, Georgia, where she was the beat reporter covering the University of Georgia’s football and baseball teams. A graduate of UGA, Sharla roots for her "Dawgs" every chance she gets and even had an English bulldog named Herschel Walker!

While in college, Sharla interned at FOX 5 in Atlanta, and later worked there as an associate sports producer. In May of 2007, Sharla headed back to her home state of Texas where she was the sports reporter and fill-in anchor for Abilene's ABC affiliate, KTXS.

Sharla enjoys living in northeastern Pennsylvania, and loves covering ALL of the sports this region has to offer, especially the NASCAR races at Pocono Raceway, the SWB RailRiders, the WBS Penguins, and of course, high school football! She grew up playing basketball, volleyball, running track, competing on a national cheerleading squad and loved gymnastics. She also enjoys snow skiing, and wakeboarding.

Every winter, and spring, watch for “Sharla’s Show & Tell,” a weekly segment which features Sharla trying new sports, and showing our viewers just how easy, or difficult, they can be!

When Sharla isn’t working, she loves relaxing and traveling with her husband, Todd.

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    Super 16 FINAL Countdown

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  • Dunmore Falls Short of State Title

    The Dunmore Bucks came up short in the PIAA ‘AA’ State Championship game, losing to South Fayette, 28-16. The Bucks had the 16-14 lead at the half, but South Fayette came out strong in the second half. The Lions won their 32nd consecutive game, and second consecutive state title. This was Dunmore’s second trip to Hershey in three seasons, but the last time the Bucks won the title was in 1989.    

  • Dunmore Wins; Advances to Hershey!

    The Dunmore Bucks are bound for Hershey! On Saturday, Dunmore defeated Wyomissing in the Eastern Conference Final, to advance to the Class AA State Championship game, next weekend.  The Bucks, Colin Holmes, scored a 34 yard rushing touchdown with under 2 minutes to play in the game, giving Dunmore the lead. The Bucks defense then held off the Spartans in their final drive, to win the game 23-21. This is Dunmore’s second trip to Hershey in three seasons. The last time […]

  • Bloomsburg Huskies Fall in NCAA Div II Q-Final

    The Bloomsburg University Huskies came up short in the NCAA Div. II Quarterfinal game with Concord, losing 32-26. The Huskies rallied in the 3rd quarter, after trailing 23-2 in the 2nd quarter, to tie the game at 23, but Concord continued to put up more points, and ultimately won the game. The Huskies end their season at 11-2, while the Mountain Lions will move on in the playoffs, remaining undefeated at 13-0.

  • Lady Royals Basketball Improves to 6-0

    The University of Scranton women’s basketball team improved to 6-0 on the season, after defeating Juniata, 82-43, on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Royals won their conference opener, with a solid performance from Meredith Mesaris, who put up 22 points.  Scranton’s next game is home on December 14, against Merchant Marine.

  • Penn State Senior Day at Beaver Stadium

    Saturday was Senior Day for the Penn State football team, as they played their final home game at Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions came up short to Michigan State, losing 34-10, but enjoyed playing for the fans one last time. Jim Coles was in Centre County, and caught up with a few of the PSU seniors, including former Selinsgrove standout Ryan Keiser.

  • Dunmore vs Neumann-Goretti: PIAA Quarterfinal

    The Bucks from Dunmore are one of the hottest AA teams in the state, and entered Saturday’s matchup, only two wins away from the PIAA State Championship. Dunmore took on Neumann-Goretti at Northern Lehigh H.S., and after taking the lead in the first quarter, held onto that lead throughout the game. The Bucks won the game 30-18, and are advancing to the Eastern Conference Final.

  • Bucknell Hosts Penn State Men’s Basketball

    For the first time in 38 years, Bucknell hosted Penn State on the hardwood. The Bison trailed early in the game, but freshman guard, J.C. Show, kept them alive in the first half. Penn State’s D.J. Newbill scored 28 points on Friday, to help the Nittany Lions to victory, 88-80. Steve Lloyd was at Sojka Pavilion in Lewisburg to bring us a full report.

  • Montoursville Beats Loyalsock for Dist. 4 ‘AA’ Title

    Montoursville defeated Loyalsock on Saturday night, 21-19, to win the District 4 Class AA Championship. The Warriors were  led by Keith Batkowski, who rushed for all three of the team’s touchdowns. Kyle Datres kept the Lancers close, throwing for one touchdown, and rushing for two more. But, Montoursville’s defense came through in the end, as Curtis Miller intercepted Datres’ pass, to end the game. Montoursville advances into the PIAA state playoffs.

  • Meet Kyle Lasher, The Dunmore Running Back Whose Deafness Doesn’t Slow Him Down

    Dunmore Sophomore Running Back/Defensive Tackle Kyle Lasher is celebrating the Bucks District Two ‘AA’ Championship even if he isn’t hearing the cheers.  With help from ‘Assistant Coach’ Nora Foley, Kyle is able to connect with his teammates and fans with a few signs.   A contributor and an interpreter are doing more for Dunmore.

  • University of Scranton Royals Win Hoops Home Opener

    The University of Scranton Men’s basketball team hosted Centenary at home this Saturday in the Royals home opener! Brendan Boken was healthy and back in the lineup, making a statement early with a slam dunk in the first half, and Boken went on to put up 24 points in this game. He helped the Royals pick up the 69-54 victory over Centenary. The Royals also got 15 points from senior guard, Ross Danzig, and 13 from senior guard, Justin Klingman- both Abington Heights graduates.  

  • Penn State Earns Bowl Berth with Win over Temple

    Penn State is heading to its first bowl game since 2011, after earning a bowl berth, this Saturday with its 30-13 win over Temple. The Nittany Lions were led by Akeel Lynch at the running game, as he rushed for 130 yards and a touchdown. After the game, Coach James Franklin was all smiles in Happy Valley, eager to lead the Nittany Lions into the postseason.


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