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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
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    Russ Canzler is hitting fifth for the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs the AAA affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.  Canzler has hit safely now in 6 of the last 7 games and for the former Hazleton Area Cougar shortstop who just turned 29 life in the minors is a major positive. “It’s been good! Obviously I’ve got lots of opportunities in spring training. I thought I showed pretty well, so that was really positive, and I think it’s important when you come […]

  • SWB RailRiders vs. Lehigh Valley Ironpigs-Monday April 20th

    It took 15 innings for the SWB RailRiders to defeat the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs 4-3 on Monday night at PNC Field in Moosic. Dominic Brown down on a rehab assignment for the Phillies and former Hazleton Area graduate Russ Canzler back in town playing for Lehigh Valley too. Jaron Long got the start for the SWB RailRiders. Kyle Roller with a two run homerun helped the RailRiders take an early 2-1 lead on the Ironpigs.

  • Russ Canzler returns to PNC Field with Ironpigs

    Lehigh Valley Ironpigs right fielder Russ Canzler (Hazleton Area) returned to PNC Field on Monday night to take on his former team the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Canzler has hit safely in 5 of the last 6 games in AAA. Just four seasons ago Canzler had an IL MVP season with Durham hitting .314 while driving in 83 runs with 18 homeruns.

  • Loyalsock Lancers Baseball team looking for three-peat

    Fresh off a team trip in March to play in North Carolina to play in the National High-School Baseball Invitational the Loyalsock Lancers we’re back in action last Friday in Heartland Conference play. This veteran group includes three players headed to the ACC and two more to Shippensburg. “To have the opportunity to coach these guys for one more season is great. To come and battle with these guys every single day is definitely a blessing as a coach,” said […]

  • Kranick strikes out 15 in Valley View win over Scranton Prep

    Max Kranick ended the night on Thursday with his 15th strikeout of the game for the 1-0 Valley View win over Scranton Prep in a high-school baseball game in Archbald. Kranick walked the first batter of the game and stranded him at third by striking out the side in the first inning. He added another three strikeouts in the 2nd inning and another walk-his last of the day. Still Scranton Prep and Tyler Stafursky went toe-to-toe with the Cougar ace […]

  • Delaware Valley vs Crestwood Lacrosse

    Crestwood came in with the perfect (6-0) record, but it was Delaware Valley that evened up their mark at 3-3 with a convincing 13-2 win over the Comets in Boys Lacrosse action.

  • Tide baseball team rolling into spring play

    Monday was the perfect day for baseball, and Pottsville was back on the diamond for another Schuylkill League game. Three Division I recruits front and center-Travis Blankenhorn at shortstop signed with Kentucky in 2013, first baseman Eli Nabholz with Penn State University last year and catcher Connor Hinchcliff with La Salle University at the same time. There’s no shortage of talent here. “It’s a great group of kids. As coaches we are really lucky to have a group like this, […]

  • Rochester 3-1 win over SWB RailRiders

    Rochester won 3-1 over the SWB RailRiders on Tuesday night in the International League baseball game played at PNC Field in Moosic. Bryan Mitchell had the start for the RailRiders while the Red Wings countered with lefty Pat Dean. Josmil Pinto scored the first run of the game with aggressive base running and then added another run on a rbi single in the 6th off the bat of Argenis Diaz. SWB RailRiders are home on Wednesday morning at 10:35am with […]

  • Abington Heights at Valley View Track and Field

    The Abington Heights girl’s track and field team defeated Valley View 103-38 while the Valley View boy’s track and field team won on Tuesday night 84-66. The 3200 meter relay team of Ryan Frisbee, Jason Hyde, Connor Duffy and Tyler Dancho won in 8:41.90 seconds. Then in the 110 high hurdles it was Jon Galaydick from Abington Heights edging out Zach Osborne from Valley View 16.2 seconds to 16.3. The girl’s 100 meter hurdles winner from Abington Heights was Natalie […]

  • Pottsville vs Jim Thorpe baseball

    Pottsville won again in Schuylkill League baseball by taking an 11-1 five inning decision over Jim Thorpe. Ty Painter supplied the defense, Ryan Kalinich took care of matters on the mound, and Gavin Hinchcliffe, Travis Blankenhorn and Darion Jacoby did the damage at the plate in the win.  

  • Huskies spring football practice continues in Columbia County

    The 2015 Bloomsburg Huskies football roster is taking shape this spring for the upcoming fall season. Last year they made it to the Division II Quarterfinals losing to Concord 32-26. Senior quarterback Tim Kelly is back with his 5,955 career yards passing (4th all-time) and his 50 career touchdown passes (4th all-time). Kelly is chasing Glen McNamee with 57 career touchdown passes, Dan Latorre (Southern Columbia) with 60 and Eric Miller (Abington Heights) with 70. Miller also has the record […]

  • Ramon Flores hits for the cycle as RailRiders win 8-3

    The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders defeated Syracuse 8-3 on opening night at PNC Field in Moosic. Ramon Flores hit for the cycle for SWB. He had a solo home run to right field in the opening inning.


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