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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
  • 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.

  • Valley View VS North Pocono soccer

    North Pocono hosted Valley View in the District Two boys soccer playoffs.  The Trojans received a first half goal from Ben Stivala on a feed from Andrew Tonkin.  But, the Cougars picked up a pair of goals from Alec Rodway to pull off the 2-1 upset victory.

  • Coach Franklin Reacts to Penn State’s Loss & Questionable Calls

    If you turned off the television after watching the first half of Ohio State vs. Penn State, then you were probably shocked to learn the final score, upon waking up this morning. The Nittany Lions put up 24 unanswered points, taking the lead at one point in overtime, and eventually took this rivalry to double overtime. Penn State ultimately lost, 31-24 in 2OT.  At the end of regulation, there was so much promise that a win was in sight, and […]

  • Scranton Prep Defeats Hanover Area in Girls’ Soccer

    Scranton Prep played host to Hanover Area on Wednesday afternoon, in the district playoffs of girls’ soccer. The Lady Classics scored early and often. The first goal came just eight minutes into the game, as Liz Shoemaker put one past, and then three minutes later, Cara Griffith, needed no assistance in getting the ball to the goal. Soon after, it was Jess Geno credited with tapping in the third goal after Griffith sailed a perfect kick to the post on […]

  • Penguins Hit the Road

    The Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins have a long road trip to St. John’s this weekend.  After going 0-2 in their opening weekend at home, the players and coaches believe, going to Newfoundland will help this young team learn to better gel as teammates.

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