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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
  • Lehigh at Bucknell NCAA basketball

    Bucknell looked to stay in first place in the Patriot League with a home tilt against Lehigh.  Dave Paulsen had the Bison shooting for their 6’th straight win!   Freshman Zach Thomas scored 18 points off the bench as Bucknell came from 16 points down in the second half to win 68-62.

  • Crestwood vs Pittston Area girls basketball

    Pittston Area won 15 of their first 16 games in girls basketball.  The 7’th ranked Lady Patriots hoped to stay hot on a cold night against Crestwood. Pittston Area beat Crestwood, 59-39.

  • When King’s Beat Coach K.

    Duke University basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski picked up career win #1,000 on Sunday when the Blue Devils rallied past St. John’s.  During his days at Army and Duke, Coach K has a losing record against 10 schools.  One of those is King’s College.  On January 17, 1976, the Monarchs defeated the Black Knights, 73-63. After Coach K became the first coach in men’s college basketball to reach 1000 career wins, I caught up with two former King’s players who were […]

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    Crain Out, Ruby In as RailRider’s GM

    On Tuesday morning, Rob Crain and the RailRiders new ownership of SWB Investors LLC, parted ways. Jeremy Ruby, the team’s Executive Vice President of Operations, was named the Interim General Manager, effective immediately. Rob Crain spent two and a half years with the RailRiders, overseeing the reopening of the refurbished stadium. Crain brought a series of promotions and excitement to the park, but the RailRiders attendance has remained below the league average. The new owners decided to make a change […]

  • Mid Valley vs. Holy Cross Boys’ Hoops

    On Thursday night, Mid Valley and Holy Cross played for the Lackawanna League, Div. III, first half title, and it was a close game until the very end. The game was tied at 44 after four quarters, and it was Holy Cross prevailing in overtime, winning 52-48! The game was aired live on WNEP-2, and the next game that Newswatch 16 will air live is on February 4th, as Lewisburg takes on Loyalsock.

  • Mt. Carmel Area VS Milton Girls Hoops

    The Mt. Carmel Area Lady Red Tornadoes are 15-0 and ranked 2nd in our Super 16 Countdown! Mt. Carmel took care of Milton on Tuesday night, winning 67-46, to stay undefeated on the season!

  • Dunmore vs. Holy Cross Boys Hoops

    A big rivalry showdown in Dunmore, as the Bucks hosted Holy Cross. Holy Cross entered the game ranked 8th in our Super 16 Countdown, at 10 and 2 on the season, but came up short to Dunmore on Tuesday night, losing 42-32.

  • Riverside vs. Old Forge Boys Hoops

    A big rivalry renewed itself on the hardwood this Tuesday night, as Riverside visited Old Forge. AJ Cantarella led the Blue Devils all night, and Old Forge wins this meeting, 65-47.  

  • Neumann vs Baptist Bible

    Baptist Bible’s Mens’ basketball team was looking to break into the win column as they hosted Neumann. The Defenders under first year Head Coach Joel Nietz lost eleven straight to begin the season.  Neumann pulled away in the second half for a 92-56 victory.

  • Bucktail’s Basketball Star

    Monday night was a big night for Bucktail High School senior point guard, Maria Morgan; a night that put her entire basketball career into perspective. Not only is Maria the school’s all-time leading scorer in the girls and boys basketball programs, but last night, she reached a milestone of 2000 career points. “In 25 years, I’ve never seen a player come through our program that can do the things that she can do. No one has every (hit 2000 points), […]

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    Super 16 FINAL Countdown

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

  • Dunmore Falls Short of State Title

    The Dunmore Bucks came up short in the PIAA ‘AA’ State Championship game, losing to South Fayette, 28-16. The Bucks had the 16-14 lead at the half, but South Fayette came out strong in the second half. The Lions won their 32nd consecutive game, and second consecutive state title. This was Dunmore’s second trip to Hershey in three seasons, but the last time the Bucks won the title was in 1989.    

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