School Closings & Delays
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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
  • St. John Neumann vs Warrior Run boys basketball

    After going 30-1 last season St. John Neumann was expected to rebuild after losing six seniors, including All-State forward Alize Johnson.  But, Neumann won their first 12 games before hosting Warrior Run. a 70-46 win propelled the Knights to the 13’th straight win.

  • Crosscutters Hot Stove Banquet

    The Philadelphia Phillies were an identical 73-89 their last two seasons.  But, it was an optimistic time at Genetti’s in Williamsport as the Crosscutters held their annual Hot Stove Banquet.  Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg likes his blend of veterans and young players.

  • Old Forge vs. Holy Cross-Boy’s High-School Basketball

    The Old Forge Blue Devils and the Holy Cross Crusaders played a high-school basketball game on Friday night in Dunmore. Next week Holy Cross faces Mid Valley that game can be seen right here on WNEP2 live at 7:30pm Thursday night January 22nd.

  • Hanover Area vs. Wilkes-Barre GAR-Boy’s Basketball

    Hanover Area and Wilkes-Barre GAR played a high-school boy’s basketball game on Friday night that was seen live here on WNEP2. The Hawkeyes won the game over the Grenadiers 63-60.

  • Dallas vs. Tunkhannock Girl’s and Boy’s Swimming

    The Dallas girl’s 200 medley relay team of Chesire, Pasulka, Zolner, and Augustine took the opening event on Friday in a high-school swimming meet between the Mountaineers and the Tigers of Tunkhannock in Wyoming County. The winning relay time for Dallas was 2:02.08 seconds The boy’s 200 medley relay winner also from Dallas. Anchor man Jared Krawetz burst thru to touch up for the win in 1:47.61 seconds. The 200 free winner for the girl’s was Morgan Manglaviti from Tunkhannock […]

  • Abington Heights vs. West Scranton Boy’s Basketball

    The Abington Heights Comets boy’s basketball team defeated the West Scranton Invaders on Friday night 43-32. This game was tied at the half 12-12.

  • Pocono Mountain West hoopster Jackie Benitez

    Jackie Benitez is in here senior season for the Pocono Mountain West Lady Panthers. In the fall she will attend Siena University to play Division I basketball. As a first team all-state selection last year the Panther behind Benitez have been the class of the Mountain Valley Conference the last several years and now have their sights set on an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Mountain division title.

  • Blue Mountain Wrestling Team

    This is J.J Fasnacht’s 3rd season as the head coach of the Blue Mountain wrestling team. The Blue Eagles traveled to Lancaster and Pittsburgh for tournaments. At the Powerade in the steel city they finished 26th out of 49 teams. On Wednesday night his team defeated Tri-Valley 48-17 for a big win in the Schuylkill League.

  • Tri-Valley Wrestling Team

    With trips to the Top Hat tournament in Williamsport and the Hurricane tournament in Bethlehem behind them the Tri-Valley Bulldogs wrestling team is on the move again. In the early part of the Schuylkill League the team is doing well.  In those tournaments Tri-Valley able to take 3rd in Billtown and then finish 9 out of 27 teams in the Lehigh Valley. For co-head coach Dave Boltz it’s been a good season with five wrestlers returning from a year ago […]

  • Tri-Valley vs Blue Mountain wrestling

    The spotlight was on the Schuylkill League wrestling match between Blue Mountain and Tri-Valley from the “Eagles Nest.” on Wednesday night. The Bulldogs opened up a 14-0 lead in the lighter weight classes beginning at 120lbs before Blue Mountain stormed back to win 48-17.  Caleb Bordner started things off for Tri-Valley at 126lbs with a 2nd period fall. Erech Noecker brought the house down for Blue Mountain at 220lbs when he pinned Danny Scheib to put the match out of […]

  • Pittston Area girls basketball

    The Pittston Area Lady Patriots ran their record to 12-1 with a big road win at Hazleton Area Monday night.  Steve Lloyd says Head Coach Kathy Healey might have another ‘Title Team’ on her hands.

  • Wilkes-Barre Meyers vs. Hanover Area

    The Wilkes-Barre Meyers boy’s basketball team built a 1st quarter lead of 19-2 against Hanover Area on Tuesday night, but couldn’t hold it and eventually lost to the Hawkeyes 52-43. The Mohawks we’re outscored in the remaining three-quarters 50-24. Here are some of the 1st quarter highlights from Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday night. Hanover now faces Wilkes-Barre GAR at home on Friday night. That game can be seen live on WNEP2 beginning at 7:30pm.

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