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Started here at WNEP in November of 1990 as a Video Coordinator then branched out into shooting news and operating our KU Satellite truck. Trips to the Democratic National Convention NYC and Woodstock made life interesting. I enjoyed the helicopter flights with Jack, Dave, and Randy. We once flew into NYC to JFK to pick up a tape. Wow what a flight! Time flew bye. From News to Sports I made the switch in 1997 when my great friend Dave Bertram left for NC. He was the best and taught me most of what I apply today. Jim Coles and I shared many trips up and down I81. Jim Coles is the best reporter/anchor in the business and a NY Giants fan. I like the Eagles. People always ask me what I like to cover. I usually say High-School Wrestling. These kids get little TV coverage, but more internet life than other sports besides football. Anthony Rivera from Shikellamy was my first true State Champion I covered. Zain Retherford and Ryan Solomon the last. From there I've enjoyed shooting, reporting and anchoring the sports all over Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. I have a beautiful wife (who teaches 6th,7th and 8th graders) and an 9 year old son(brown belt in American DoJo Karate and a great swing from the left side for baseball. I love dogs. We've gone from a yellow lab to a beagle.
Favorite sports moments covered include:
(1) Bucknell winning another Patriot League title 2013
(2) The AHL 2001 Calder Cup Finals in Canada with the Penguins. Trip to New Brunswick Canada and St. John with Bonvie. Great food and the reversing falls there. Outstanding.
(3) Gerry McNamara hitting the game winning shot against Notre Dame in the Carrier Dome in front of 33,000 people (2002)
(4) Brennan King of the Red Barons in 2006 hitting for the natural cycle and ending it with a grand slam on his last at bat-probably never see that live again in my life, and (5) covering the Governor's Cup 2008 championship in Durham, North Carolina with Paul Kielbasa-first title for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 20 seasons of minor league baseball. Field of Dreams shot there and ran into the Black Widow-World Billiards Champion.
(6) Best hitter Chase Utley.
(7) Many moments in the football booth with George Curry and Steve Armillay.

Recent Articles
  • District IV Track and Field Championships from Athens

    Athletes from District IV “AA” and “AAA” hit the road to Athens in Bradford county to compete in the 2015 District Track and Field Championships. Courtney McCartney from Selinsgrove setting a new record in the AAA girl’s discus and Jahvel Hemphill from Bloomsburg doing the same in the AA boy’s 100 meter dash.

  • WBS Penguins earn first win in Manchester series

    Bryan Rust and Tom Kostopoulos had goals for the WBS Penguins and goalie Matt Murray stopped 29 of 30 shots on Saturday to earn their first win in the Eastern Conference Semi-finals with Manchester. The Monarchs still have a 2-1 advantage in this best of seven series. Game 4 now shifts to Mohegan Sun Arena on Monday night where the Pens hope to pull even. 4,074 fans showed up Saturday night to cheer on the Penguins. Courtney Harrison has all […]

  • RailRiders ride to another win over Indy

    The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders defeated the Indianapolis Indians on Saturday 2-1 at PNC Field in Moosic.

  • Heartland Conference Track and Field Championships

    Teams from all over District 4 competed in the Heartland Conference Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Shikellamy Area high-school.

  • Heathcott hitting for SWB RailRiders-Top 5 in the International League

    Slade Heathcott is locked in. The RailRiders lead-off hitter has an average at .330 sits in the top 5 in the International League in hits and top 10 in RBI, and leads Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in total bases thru the first week of May. “As a lead-off guy you are trying to see as many pitches as you can.Also you are trying to help the guys out behind you, and get on base as much as possible, and that just goes back to […]

  • Bourdeau sisters shine championship spotlight on District II Track

    Nathaniela Bourdeau is a senior at Wilkes-Barre Coughlin.  She just signed with St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Track is her passion. Running the 100 and 200 meter dash her specialty. Her younger sister Tamar is a junior with the Lady Crusaders. She’s the hurdler in the 100 and 300. Last year the two combined to win five gold medals at the District II AAA championships. “Quite a life changing experience for you. You have to be excited to being going […]

  • Riverside softball blanks Mid Valley 8-0 at home on Wednesday

    The Riverside Vikings softball team jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on Wednesday afternoon at John Derenick Memorial Park against Mid Valley. From there the offensive continued with another run in the 2nd inning. Making it a 3-0 lead. Pitcher Lacee Collins escaped from several jams during her 7 inning outing allowing zero runs. The defense behind her was terrific and the bats stayed hot all game scoring five more for the 8-0 win. Kiersten Kemler had a huge […]

  • JerMichael Bunch on the National Elite Hurdle List

    His long jump measures 21 feet 9 inches. The triple 43 feet 10 1/2, and after Jermichael Bunch leaps-he hurdles the 110 high with ease for Wyoming Valley West in 14.7 seconds. Last year at the District II AAA meet he won all three events. “I’m going to try the best I can. You are always going to face elite athletes, and that makes me push myself even harder going thru. So I can hopefully do the best I can […]

  • Mountie man on the mound-Mike Nikorak

    He’s the top prospect in Pennsylvania right now. Mike Nikorak pitches for Stroudsburg high-school. Crowds gather to watch his every move. He throws in the high 90’s on a consistent basis. He goes 6’5″ 225lbs, and on most boards is a top 10 pick in the upcoming June draft. “Yes! It’s coming up. I’m not trying to worry about it too much right now just worrying about Stroudsburg and going after the conference and going after the district,” said Mike […]

  • Lewisburg Lacrosse looking for another District Championship

    Scores come in bunches. Lewisburg hits you with patience and precision while on the attack. Last year this same team won the District IV title and beat Delaware Valley (10-9) in the first round of states. Similar goals are the focus again. “First round state playoff win for us that was huge. It generated a lot of interest on the team, and showed that we can compete with other guys outside of District IV, ” said Alex Liscum. “We’ re […]

  • Lewisburg Lacrosse

    Lewisburg is looking for another run into the State Playoffs in HS Lacrosse.  The Green Dragons ran their record to 8-0 with an impressive 17-3 win over Selinsgrove.

  • Jordan headlines PA Cagefight 21 Saturday May 30th

    30-year-old professional mixed martial artist Jimmy Jordan prepares to defend his PA Cagefight lightweight championship at Northeastern jiu-jitsu in Swoyersville. Jordan faces Paul Sweda from Mount Carmel Saturday May 30th inside the Lackawanna College student union center in Scranton. “The last time I fought for the belt at the Woodlands I got too excited and I gassed out early in the first round, so this time I’m looking forward to being in that even bigger atmosphere, but the fact that […]


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