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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
  • South Williamsport Beats Old Forge

    The Lady Mounties defeated Old Forge, 5-3 in 8 innings, to advance in the PIAA state softball playoffs. South Williamsport took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first . Then the Lady Blue Devils rallied and took a 3-2 lead in the 5th inning. But an extra innings effort by South Williamsport, has ended Old Forge’s season.

  • Hazleton Loses in the First Round of States

    The Lady Cougars lost 2-0, to Lower Dauphin in the first round of the PIAA state softball playoffs. Hazleton kept it scoreless for the first few innings, but couldn’t hold off Lower Dauphin for long, and came up short in the diamond.

  • Penguins Win to Force a Game 6!

    The Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins scored with 15.6 seconds left in the game, to take the lead, and beat the St. John’s Ice Caps, 4-2.  The game was tied at 2, late in the 3rd period, when Zach Sill found the back of the net at 19:44, and the crowd went wild at Mohegan Sun Arena! Nine seconds later, Chuck Kobasew added his second goal of the game with an empty-netter, to seal the deal for the Penguins. The Penguins […]

  • Holy Cross softball

    The Holy Cross softball team won the District Two Class ‘AA’ title with a 5-1 win over previously unbeaten Holy Redeemer.  Erika Mackie was the winning pitcher as Mackie allowed just one run in the Lady Crusaders three playoff wins.

  • Berwick girls win ‘AAA’ D2 softball title

    Tunkhannock ended Valley View’s 34 game unbeaten streak but they couldn’t do much against Berwick.  The Lady Bulldogs win the District Title by a 5-0 score.

  • Penguins battle St. John’s in game three

    The Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins split two games in St. John’s Newfoundland.  Now they have games 3, 4 and 5 at home.  Game three was set for Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Penguins were never in this game allowing two goals in the first period, three more goals in the second, to fall 5-0. Game four Thursday night at home.

  • NASCAR Testing at Pocono

    Today, twelve NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers came to Pocono Raceway for a testing session on the track. There were some familiar faces like Jeff Burton, Clint Bowyer, Jamie McMurray, and Ryan Newman. While testing for the veterans, was about getting reacquainted with the “Tricky Triangle,” for rookie Sprint Cup driver, Michael Annett, it was a bit of a learning curve. All of the drivers who took part in today’s testing, felt that it would better prepare them for next weekend’s […]

  • D-2 A Baseball Championship: Blue Ridge vs. MMI Prep

    In the District 2 Class A Title game, it was MMI Prep rallying to win the game, 6-5, the final! Blue Ridge took an early lead in the 1st inning, but a 4-run 5th inning by MMI, handed Prep the District Championship.

  • D-2 AA Baseball Championship: Lakeland vs. Hanover Area

    The Lakeland Chiefs rallied in the 7th inning to beat the Hanover Area Hawkeyes, 4-3, the final. Lakeland comes away with the District 2 AA Title after scoring 2 runs in the final inning of the game.

  • Penguins Drop Game 2; Series Tied Up

    The Penguins came up short in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Ice Caps, losing 2-1. St. John’s goalie, Michael Hutchinson had 34 saves on the night, only allowing one to get past in the final minute of the game. The series is now tied 1-1, with Games 3, 4, & 5 heading back to Wilkes Barre, beginning this Wednesday.

  • Penguins Win Game 1 over Ice Caps!

    The Penguins defeated the Ice Caps in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final, winning 3-2. The Pens, Chuck Kobasew grabbed the early lead, with a first period goal, and Tom Kostopoulos sealed it up for the Penguins with a late second period goal. Peter Mannino got the win in the net, coming off the ice with 31 saves! Game 2 in this best-of-seven series is Sunday in St. John’s. (This video is courtesy of the American Hockey League.)

  • Day 2: Track & Field State Championships

    It was a great day at the PIAA State Track and Field Championships, this Saturday at Shippensburg University. Lakeland’s Cassidy Jenkins finished 3rd in the AA Girls 100M Hurdles, with a time of 14.68 seconds, while Bloomsburg’s Britni Phillips finished 5th. In the AA Girls 4x800M Relay, the Lewisburg girls team came in 3rd place! In AAA Girls 3200M, Regan Rom of Dallas finished 2nd, while Paige Stoner of Pottsville came in 3rd. In the AA Girls 100M, it was […]


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