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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
  • Williamsport Crosscutters new talent in 2015 lineup

    WNEP Sports Director Jim Coles joined us live at 6pm Tuesday night from Susquehanna Bank Park at Historic Bowman Field to preview the upcoming live game between the Williamsport Crosscutters and the West Virginia Black Bears. The Crosscutters are off to their best start in franchise history with an early 4-0 record with wins over State College and West Virginia in a span of 4 games set between State College and Williamsport.

  • District IV All-Star Football practice at Warrior Run

    On Monday Mark Burrows and his District IV All-Star football team held practice at Warrior Run Area high-school. Coach Burrows is running the South team while the North team is currently being run by the staff from Wellsboro Area high-school. The game takes place Friday night June 26th at Rodney Morgans Stadium in South Williamsport. The Lions club is holding this annual tradition for the 25th year in a row.  

  • Fireworks planned after the Crosscutters Saturday night June 20th home opener

    Gabe Sinicropi the Crosscutters Vice-President has it all planned out this season at Susquehanna Bank Park at Historic Bowman Field. The first of six firework shows are to take place beginning this Saturday night June 20th  after the game with the State College Spikes. Fans can also enjoy the new patio area adjacent to the first base dugout and many more attractions all season in Williamsport.

  • District II committee to meet with Berwick football program June 24th

    After a two-week suspension from conducting any football practices the Berwick football team along with head coach George Curry held a 7 on 7 drill with Danville at Cripin Field Thursday night June 18th. The District II committee will meet with Berwick officials on June 24th to discuss the alleged recruiting violations against the team. The Berwick school board recently voted to open up Coach Curry’s position beginning for the 2016 football season, allowing Coach Curry one final year. Curry […]

  • Newest Crosscutters settling into Williamsport

    Pitcher Jared Fisher and infielder Scott Tomassetti are on the current roster for the 2015 Williamsport Crosscutters Single “A” short season baseball team. They open up on Friday night June 19th in State College when they face the Spikes at 7:05pm. Then the next day it’s their own home opener at Susquehanna Bank Park at Historic Bowman Field also at 7pm. The staff and management plan on having 6 firework shows during the season beginning with the first one after […]

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    LiveBlog: Boys State Baseball Championship – Abington Heights vs. Knoch

    STATE COLLEGE — The boys state AAA baseball championship between Abington Heights and Knoch.

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    LiveBlog: Girls State Softball Championship – Deer Lakes vs.Holy Redeemer

    STATE COLLEGE — Follow the AA girls state softball championship game between Deer Lakes and Wilkes-Barre’s Holy Redeemer.

  • SWB RailRiders 7-0 win over Norfolk on Friday night at PNC Field

    Bryan Mitchell pitched 8 solid innings of two hit baseball as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders defeated the Norfolk Tide 7-0 on Friday night at PNC Field. Rob Segedin got the offense going in the bottom of the 4th win a hot-shot off the pitcher’s mound-a ball that bounced off the 2nd baseman resulting in a throwing error and a 1-0 RailRiders lead. Cole Figueroa added a two run single in the 4th for the 3-0 advantage. That was enough for Mitchell […]

  • Montrose wins 1-0 over Hanover Area-District 2 AA Baseball Championship

    Matt Benninger hit in the only run of the game and earned the victory 1-0  with his 9 strikeouts as the Montrose Meteors beat Hanover Area on Monday night at PNC Field in the District 2 AA baseball championship game.

  • Blue Ridge wins 2-0 over Forest City-District 2 “A” Baseball Championship

    Sophomore pitcher Jake Decker went the distance for Blue Ridge as they won the District 2 “A” baseball championship 2-0 over Forest City on Monday at PNC Field.

  • Wyoming Valley West 4-1 win over Hazleton-District 2 AAAA Baseball Championship

    Billy Gregory went the distance for the Spartans as Wyoming Valley West beat Hazleton 4-1 on Monday at PNC Field in the District 2 AAAA baseball championship game.

  • Abington Heights 4-3 win over Valley View-District 2 AAA Baseball Championship

    Abington Heights won their 3rd straight District 2 AAA baseball championship on Monday with a 4-3 win over Valley View at PNC Field.


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