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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
  • Bisons Rattle the RailRiders

    Dalton Pompey got things going for the Buffalo Bisons on Thursday night August 28th in the 2nd inning off Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders pitcher Chris Leroux with an rbi hit to make it 2-0 Buffalo. Then Anthony Gose followed with a 3 run home-run to right to make it 5-0 in the top of the 2nd inning at PNC Field. A.J Jimenez kept the hits going in the 3rd with a 2 run home-run down the left field line adding to the […]

  • Berwick Bulldogs Team #1

    Berwick won the District Two ‘AAA’ Title last season and made a deep run in States.  The Bulldogs have to replace eight starters on defense, and QB C.J. Curry.   The Dawgs lost a lot, but have plenty of talent returning.  Mason Vandermark spearheads an experienced offensive line.  There is also speed at WR with Andrew Force and RB with Nate Maczuga.  Sr. Dallas Arner has the upper hand at QB and Mike Force is there to step in if needed.

  • Palmer and Murray Big on Falcons Front

    Paris Palmer is a 6’9″ 305lb offensive tackle for the Lackawanna College Falcons football team. He helps anchor a line that includes Delonte Murray from Maryland. Both players are red-shirt sophomore’s for head coach Mark Duda. Palmer heads to South Carolina after this season and the SEC while Murray joins Kansas and the Big 12 next year. De’Chavon Hayes the running back was the front runner last year for Lackawanna College and moving onto the next level. Hayes just entered […]

  • East Stroudsburg South faces new challenges

    Ed Christian is approaching the beginning of the 2014 high-school football season with excitement. The East Stroudsburg South Cavaliers left the Mountain Valley Conference at the end of 2013 and moved with five other teams to the new Lehigh Valley Conference. On Friday night August 29th the Cavaliers open at home with Bethlehem Freedom. In week 2 they travel to Pocono Mountain East then entertain Stroudsburg at home on September 12th. Bethlehem Catholic is also a new addition to the […]

  • Who is the next Berwick quarterback?

    Dallas Arner and Mike Force are sharing the quarterback duties right now at Berwick. Arner is a senior while Force is only a sophomore. They are taking over for three-year starter CJ Curry who graduated in June. Berwick opens the 2014 high-school football season on Friday night August 29th at Crestwood in week 1.

  • RailRider Bowl Coming to PNC Field

    A two-year deal was announced on Wednesday morning as the RailRider bowl is coming to PNC Field. High-school football returns on October 4th, 2014 with Valley View playing Abington Heights at 7pm Saturday night inside on the grass at PNC Field.

  • SWB RailRiders vs Louisville

    It was bark in the park night at PNC Field on Wednesday night as the SWB RailRiders took on the Louisville Bats.

  • Dominick Bragalone Mounties Man

    South Williamsport senior running back Dominick Bragalone rushed for over 3,200 yards in 2013 and added 48 touchdowns to the Mounties offense. He is back for his senior season and expecting more.

  • Towanda to make a run in D4 Playoffs

    Towanda made it to the District IV playoffs last season, before falling to Loyalsock.  That bracket should be very good again, as well as the Black Knights.  17 starters return including QB Noah Huff.  Check back in November, but there is a good chance Towanda will still be playing football.

  • SWB RailRiders vs Louisville

    One day before a major announcement from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders front office the team took to the field on a wet Tuesday night at PNC Field to take on the Louisville Bats as we wrap up the 2014  AAA season here in Moosic. Manny Banuelos named the starting pitcher for the RailRiders on Tuesday night the same day he was called up from  AA Trenton. After the Bats took a 1-0 lead in the 2nd inning the RailRiders rallied for […]

  • Shining Knight Jake McCarthy from Scranton

    17-year-old Jake McCarthy is preparing for his senior year of high-school football. “I couldn’t be anymore excited. We got a group of guys that are just hard workers, and we do what we’re told and that’s how it’s always been here at Scranton. I look forward to the football season, the basketball season and the baseball season,” said Jake McCarthy. With a full baseball scholarship from Coach O’Connor and Virginia already on the table, McCarthy has made his choice to […]

  • Sam Bonner on Anthracite League additions

    Tamaqua head football coach Sam Bonner talks with Newswatch 16 sports on the addition of Lehighton and Blue Mountain to the new 2014 Anthracite Football League.


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