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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
  • Holy Redeemer vs. Saint Basil Academy-PIAA Girl’s State Quarterfinal

    Holy Redeemer traveled to Bethlehem Freedom Area high-school on Friday night to play Saint Basil Academy girl’s in the PIAA “AA” State Quarterfinals. Holy Redeemer is coming off a win on Tuesday night over North Schuylkill in the second round of state play.  The Lady Royals won 39-29 to advance to the semi-finals for the second straight season.

  • Neumann Goretti vs. Dunmore PIAA Girl’s State Quarterfinals

    The Dunmore Lady Bucks girl’s basketball team traveled to Bethlehem Freedom Area high-school on Friday night to play the #1 team in the nation Neumann-Goretti in the PIAA  “AA” State Quarterfinals. Senior Kayleigh Semion scored 34 points (21 in the first half) but the Lady Bucks came up just short of an amazing upset falling 64-61.

  • Pottsville vs. Susquehanna Township-Boy’s 2nd Rd State Basketball

    The Pottsville Crimson Tide played Susquehanna Township on Tuesday night in the 2nd round of the PIAA “AAA” Boy’s basketball playoffs from the Geigle Complex in Reading. Pottsville has been ranked #1 in our Super 16 countdown since the beginning of the season. Pottsville held a 20-19 lead on Susquehanna Township at halftime, but couldn’t hold it  as the Tide fell 44-37 ending their season.  

  • PIAA “AA” State Wrestling Championships and Super 16 Wrestling Team

    At 106lbs Athens sophomore Brian Courtney lost 3-2 in the PIAA “AA” State Wrestling Championship final to Reynolds freshman Cole Matthews. At 145lbs it was Kent Lane from Southern Columbia picking up a state title with an impressive 5-0 win over Robert Patrick the Ligonier Valley freshman. Lane improves his overall record to (145-13) and captures the school’s first state title since 1999 when PJ Sargent won gold. At 160lbs we received our 2nd state title from Lehigh bound wrestler […]

  • Old Forge vs. Meadowbrook Christian-1st Rd “A” Boy’s Basketball

    The Old Forge Blue Devils and Meadowbrook Christian played a 1st round PIAA “A” Boy’s high-school basketball game at Lackawanna College on Friday night. Meadowbrook Christian is coming off a loss in the District IV championship game to St. John Neumann. Meadowbrook Christian moves on with a 63-57 win over Old Forge.

  • Dunmore vs. Mt. Carmel Girl’s-1st Rd. State Basketball

    After coming off a win over Holy Redeemer in the District II “AA” Girl’s Championship game the Dunmore Lady Bucks play Mt. Carmel in the 1st round of the PIAA State Basketball playoffs. The Lady Bucks stopped the Red Tornadoes in their path with a 51-28 victory.

  • Scranton Prep vs. Shamokin-Boy’s “AAA” PIAA 1st Rd State Basketball

    Scranton Prep and Shamokin played an opening round PIAA “AAA” Boy’s high-school basketball game at Lackawanna College on Friday night. The Cavaliers are coming off an impressive win in the District II championship game with a win over Wilkes-Barre GAR while the Indians come in after a loss in the District IV championship game to Milton. The Cavs had no trouble taking down Shamokin to advance 88-58.  

  • PIAA State “AA” Wrestling Quarterfinal Action

    Benton junior Alan Diltz beat Abe Guariello from Fort LeBoeuf 6-1 in the 106lb PIAA State “AA” quarterfinals from the Giant Center in Hershey on Friday morning. Then at 113lbs Line Mountain’s Cameron Newman won 3-1 in the tiebreaker to beat Ryan Carlson from Brockway to improve to (40-2) on the season and advance to Friday’s AA Semi-Finals. At 120lbs Brian Courtney from Athens improved to (34-0) with a 3-2 win over Brendan Howard from Jefferson-Morgan. Charles Johnson from Wyoming […]

  • Nick Stephani Wins AA Regional Championship

    Troy senior wrestler Nick Stephani won the NE AA Regional Championship at 170lbs on Saturday night at Williamsport Area high-school.

  • Dylan Otis Wins AA Regional Championship

    Wyalusing senior wrestler Dylan Otis won the 220lb NE AA Regional Title on Saturday at Williamsport Area high-school.

  • Saul Wilkins Wins AA Regional Championship

    Saul Wilkins from Wilkes-Barre GAR won the 285lb NE AA Regional Title on Saturday at Williamsport Area high-school.

  • Lady Bucks Win District Championship With Big 2nd half

    Dunmore erased a 27-17 first half deficit and roared back to defeat Holy Redeemer 55-47 on Friday night at Wilkes University.


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