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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
  • 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.

  • Inside Access w/ NASCAR’s Jamie McMurray: PART 2

    Our day began at 9am on Sunday, August 3rd, as we checked in on Jamie McMurray’s Chip Ganassi Racing Team, to see how they were preparing for the race ahead. The crew was focused in the garage, and busy fine-tuning the #1 Chevrolet for the “GoBowling.Com 400, but, they still took the time to have a little fun. When I arrived, I was surprised but delighted to find my bobblehead, bobbing about on the car, as they guys worked around […]

  • Inside Access With NASCAR’s Jamie McMurray: Part 1

    It was Friday morning, and the dawn of race weekend at Pocono International Raceway. The #1 Chevrolet Team is busy preparing for a day of NASCAR Sprint Cup practices and qualifying, at a track driver, Jamie McMurray is still trying to perfect. “I used to dread coming to Pocono, but since they’ve repaved it, I really enjoy coming here…I was anxious to come back for this race,” said McMurray. Keith Rodden is in his first year as McMurray’s crew chief. […]

  • Penn State Media Day

    The James Franklin Era is underway as Penn State begins practice for the 2014 season.  The Nittany Lions open up the season in Dublin, Ireland at the end of the month versus Central Florida.  There is a lot of work to be done in the next three and a half weeks, but Coach Franklin and the team is up to the task.

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins again at Pocono

    For the first time since Denny Hamlin turned the trick in 2006, a driver took the ‘Season Sweep’ at Long Pond.  Dale Earnhardt Jr. won at the Pocono Raceway when he captured the Go Bowling 400 checkered flag.  Junior took his first lead with 14 laps remaining and held off Kevin Harvick for his third win of the season.

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