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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
  • 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.

  • Mid Valley vs. Lakeland Girls Soccer

    Lakeland hosted Mid Valley in Girls Soccer, Monday evening, and the Lady Chiefs improved to 7-1 on the season with a 5-0 victory. Taylor Flynn scored a pair of goals in the first half, to give the Lady Chiefs a solid lead.

  • Scranton Prep vs. Valley View Girls Soccer

    Scranton Prep girls playing at the Valley View soccer field this Monday evening. Scranton Prep’s goalie, Kate Paterson, didn’t let anything get past her, helping the Classics to a 2-0 shut out win over the Lady Cougars.

  • #4 Wyoming Valley West Beats #13 Dallas

    Dallas debuted its new field on Saturday morning in front of a packed crowd of excited Mountaineer fans, but it was the few Wyoming Valley West fans doing most of the cheering. The Spartans started strong and finished strong, beating Dallas 38-14, the final.

  • Crestwood Comets Team #2

    Crestwood bracketed last season with a 41-7, and 14-13 losses to Berwick.  In Between Crestwood won ten straight games and they return quanity and quality especially on the line and in the offensive backfield.   Frank Aigeldinger is a battering ram at RB/LB.   Jay Popson is confident and composed at QB.  Rodney Koch is the rock on the line, and seven starters return on defense.  They open with Berwick, and there’s a good chance the Comets could meet the Dawgs in […]

  • Wyoming Valley West Team #3

    Wyoming Valley West lost their star QB Mike Baur, WR Mike Sands and TE Alex Barilla to graduation.  But, Spartans could improve on a 10-2 season.  Converted WR Brady Davidson is proving to be a accurate QB, Eric Acosta is a small, but speedy running back, and Jermichael Bunch is a fast target at receiver.  The line is full of 250 pounders.  Replacing six starters on defense is about the only concern-well that and games against Delaware Valley, Berwick and […]

  • Wilkes University Welcomes New Coach & Energy!

    A few months ago, Wilkes University hired Trey Brown as its new head football coach. Brown replaced the school’s all time winningest coach in Frank Sheptock, who stepped down after 18 seasons. Brown brings with him, 16 years of coaching experience, most recently as an assistant coach at Muhlenberg College. He also brings bundles of energy to the Colonels football program, and is excited about the upcoming season.

  • Super 16 Team #6: Selinsgrove

    The Selinsgrove Seals start the 2014 season as our sixth ranked team. The Seals return quarterback, Isaiah Rapp, and his favorite target, Zach Adams, is also back. Selinsgrove’s running game will likely be led by junior running back, Juvon Batts. The Seals kick off the season with Central Columbia and have a big test in Week #2, with Mount Carmel Area.

  • Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield speaks at Grand Slam Breakfast

    Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, Dave Winfield, spoke at the Little League World Series Grand Slam Breakfast on Thursday morning before the games got underway. Jim Coles led a Q&A session with about 150 people in attendance at the breakfast, held at Genetti Hotel in downtown Williamsport.  Winnie talked about his upbringing, his playing days, and spoke about how he views the Little League World Series, as a National Treasure.


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