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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.

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    Virginia State Comes to Columbia County to play the Huskies

    The 2nd round NCAA Division II playoff game between Virginia State and Bloomsburg will be seen live on WNEP2 at Noon this Saturday November 29th, 2014. The Huskies come into this showdown after a 28-26 loss to Slippery Rock several weeks ago for the PSAC Championship. Head Coach Paul Darragh is excited for the match-up and knows his Huskies will be ready.

  • Bloomsburg vs Shippensburg-College Basketball

    The Bloomsburg Huskies Men’s Basketball team improved to (4-0) last Saturday with a win at home over Shippensburg.

  • Bucknell vs Colgate-College Football

    The Bucknell Bison football team took a 6-0 lead into the locker room on Saturday against Colgate and couldn’t hold onto the lead in the 2nd half eventually losing 21-6 in their final home game of the 2014 season.

  • Nick Schlitzer Returns to Martz Hall With Philadelphia University

    Philadelphia University senior forward Nick Schlitzer returned to Pottsville’s Martz Hall on Tuesday night with his team to play Kutztown University. Former Tide player Brandon Bridy was not in uniform for the Golden Bears because of an arm injury. Schlitzer along with Holy Redeemer graduate Peter Alexis are two of Herb Magee’s starters this 2014-2015 basketball season. Kutztown University won the game in double overtime 75-72.

  • McCartney Making Her Mark at Selinsgrove in the Shot Put

    Defending “AAA” state champion shot putter Courtney McCartney from Selinsgrove gets in a few throws here in the last few months of fall on this brand new cement circle throwing area recently finished by her coach Troy Hess on his parents farm in Juniata County some 10 miles south of Selinsgrove. “Yes it’s really nice. I trained on it this summer. I know it’s cold now, but we can’t really train, but you know it’s going to be good for […]

  • Selinsgrove Sets Sights on Somerset

    After winning the District IV “AAA” championship with a 6-2 win over Jersey Shore last Friday night the Selinsgrove Seals football team enters the PIAA State playoffs with a road trip to Johnstown to play Somerset Area high-school at Richland high-school’s field. Newswatch 16 sports interviewed head coach Dave Hess and senior running back Zach Adams on Thursday afternoon before their practice.

  • Blue Devils Head To State Playoffs

    Old Forge is getting ready to face South Williamsport in the PIAA State Playoffs on Friday night. The game is set to take place at 7pm at Loyalsock Township high-school which is between Montoursville and Williamsport. We talked with A.J. Cantarella and Bobby Rinaldi from the Blue Devils on Tuesday afternoon before their practice.

  • Lauren Barwick-Paralympic Gold Medalist Equestrian Rider

    Canadian Para-Equestrian rider and 2008 Paralympic gold medalist Lauren Barwick gives a horsemanship lesson in Nuangola to Nicole Ford a horse trainer herself. “I don’t want him in your space anymore than that right now. Go back to your left,” said Lauren Barwick. Barwick is the former #1 Para-Equestrian rider in the world. Ford invited her to Pennsylvania to speak about her “Bump in the Road”. The incident in 2000 where a 100lb. bale of hay fell on her leaving […]

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    Super 16 Countdown: Weekly Football Rankings

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

  • Lady Royals Roll to Victory On the Road

    Under 1st year head coach Deanna Klingman the University of Scranton Lady Royals defeated the Misericordia Cougars 77-51 on Saturday afternoon inside the Anderson Center. Meredith Mesaris led all scorers with 25 points. Wallenpaupack graduate Alexix Roman had 12 points for Scranton. Scranton trailed 12-11 in the 1st half, but went on a 12-2 run late in that half to take a 23-14 lead and never looked back for their first win of the season.

  • Marian Catholic Loses to Pius X in D-11 Title Game

    Marian Catholic made it all the way to the District 11 Class-A Championship game, but came up short this Saturday night. The Colts lost to Pius X, 45-14. The Colts were down 21-0 in the first half, but came back to pull within seven in the 3rd quarter. But, Pius X was too much, and deservingly took home the title.

  • Bloomsburg vs. New Haven Basketball

    Opening night in women’s college basketball saw the returning Sweet 16 team from Bloomsburg (26-4) a year ago taking on NCAA Tournament team New Haven on Friday night. The Lady Huskies came into the game at home ranked 16th in the country but found itself down early and eventually lost 82-66 to open up the 2014-2015 season. Here are some highlights from our Super 16 Friday night sports show from the basketball game.


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