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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.

Recent Articles
  • 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.

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    Super 16 Countdown: Weekly Football Rankings

    See which area team tops the list this week in the Super 16 Countdown.

  • 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.

  • Crestwood Falls Short to Villa Maria for State Field Hockey Title

    The Crestwood Comets were seeking their sixth PIAA Field Hockey Championship, but their first with Patsy Moratori as the head coach. Crestwood faced another field hockey powerhouse in Villa Maria, and came up short, losing the title, 2-1. The game was tied with less than two minutes left in regulation, when Villa Maria’s Abby Siana scored, to give the Hurricanes the lead.

  • Marian Catholic Loses to Pius X in D-11 Title Game

    Marian Catholic made it all the way to the District 11 Class-A Championship game, but came up short this Saturday night. The Colts lost to Pius X, 45-14. The Colts were down 21-0 in the first half, but came back to pull within seven in the 3rd quarter. But, Pius X was too much, and deservingly took home the title.

  • Scranton Prep vs. West Scranton

    Scranton Prep ended its regular season with another victory, beating West Scranton, 40-0. The Cavaliers now prepare to take on Berwick next week, in the first round of the playoffs.

  • Bloomsburg Beats E.S.U., improves to 9-0

    The Bloomsburg Huskies defeated East Stroudsburg University on Saturday, 34-13, improving to 9-0 on the season. Bloomsburg running back, Eddie Mateo led the way with three touchdowns, and ties for 5th all-time in Bloomsburg history, with 41 career rushing touchdowns. Bloomsburg entered this matchup ranked sixth nationally, and with the victory, the Huskies clinch anothe PSAC East crown.

  • Penn State Loses to Maryland, Falls to 1-4 in Big 10

    It was another heartbreaking outing for the Nittany Lions, as they lost their 4th straight game, 20-19, to Maryland. Maryland kicked a late field goal to take the one-point lead, and then held off the Penn State offense, as they tried to stage a comeback. The Nittany Lions are now 4-4 on the season, and 1-4 in the Big 10. Jim Coles was at Beaver Stadium, for Saturday’s game.

  • Dallas Wins D-2 AA Girls’ Soccer Title

    This Wednesday night, the District 2-AA Girls’ Soccer Title was up for grabs as Scranton Prep battled Dallas. Talia Szatkowski scored early in the game for Dallas, to give the Mountaineers the 1-0 lead. But before the break, off the corner, it was Lydia Lovecchio, kicking one past, for the Scranton Prep goal, and that tied the game at 1. But Dallas would score one more in the second half, to win the game and the District Championship, with a […]

  • Blue Ridge Wins D-2 ‘A’ Girls’ Volleyball Title

    The Blue Ridge Red Raiders faced the Lackawanna Trail Lions in the District 2 ‘A’ Girls’ Volleyball Championship this Wednesday.  Blue Ridge won the first set, 25-21, and kept up that momentum to win the championship, 3-1.

  • Scranton Prep edges Abington Heights in girls soccer

    Scranton Prep used a late second half goal from Cara Griffith to propel their way past Abington Heights in girls H.S. soccer.  The Classics advance in the District playoffs with the 1-0 win, while the Lady Comets season is over.


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