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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
  • King’s vs. Lycoming Men’s Soccer

    King’s and Lycoming played to a 1-1 overtime tie on Tuesday night in a men’s soccer game in Wilkes-Barre Township.

  • Dunmore prepares for Honesdale

    Dunmore lost their home opener to Scranton Prep as the Cavaliers shredded the Bucks secondary with their passing game.  Since then, the ‘Young Buck’s have come of age winning four straight games.  Friday night Dunmore hosts 4-1 Honesdale who like Prep can throw the ball.

  • Wyoming Valley West Boy’s Soccer Still Undefeated at (7-0)

    Behind the coaching of Charlie Whited the Wyoming Valley West boy’s soccer team is off to a 7-0 start here in the fall of 2014. On Wednesday night the Spartans defeated Berwick to improve on their record. They travel to Pittston Area on Friday. The Wyoming Valley Conference is loaded with talented players and teams once again with the like of Wilkes-Barre Coughlin, Dallas, Crestwood, Lake Lehman, and Nanticoke. Junior sweeper Hunter Maxwell is using his skills and speed to […]

  • Lackawanna Trail vs W-B Meyers

    Lackawanna Trail had to come back from an early 8-0 deficit on the road Saturday night against Wilkes-Barre Meyers at Wilkes-Barre Memorial Stadium. Early in the 2nd quarter the Lions behind a blocked punt tied the game at 8-8 then went on for a 28-16 road win in high-school football action from Saturday.

  • Montrose vs. Holy Cross

    Montrose used a big second half to defeat Holy Cross 26-20 on Saturday afternoon in a high-school football game. The Crusaders playing at home took a 20-13 lead into the locker room at halftime.

  • Lackawanna Falcons shutout Hurricanes 33-0

    On Saturday afternoon in Peckville at John Henzes Veterans Memorial Stadium the Lackawanna College Falcons beat the Louisburg Hurricanes from North Carolina 33-0.

  • #6 Berwick at #5 Wyoming Valley West Preview

    Monday afternoon George Curry started the on-field preparations for his Dawgs as they get set to tackle Wyoming Valley West and big #85 LJ Wesneski. “They got size. They got speed, and the quarterback is outstanding. They have a lot of speed at wide receiver and the big tight-end. Oh! My god. That LJ that big tight-end #85 he is a big timer if I ever saw one,” said George Curry. And George has seen many for Berwick. They roll […]

  • Rocco’s Receivers-Part I

    Rocco Forgione certainly has a fine resume when it comes to wide receiver techniques. After graduating from Valley View in 1998 he went out to Bloomsburg University and played in the PSAC and had a fine career there picking up finishing as a 2nd team All-American with the Huskies, then completed some fine days down at the arena for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers AF2 football team under head coach Les Moss. Rocco was in the New York Jets training camp back […]

  • Scranton Prep vs Abington Heights GSOC

    Scranton Prep defeated Abington Heights 3-1 on Thursday night in a girl’s high-school soccer game. The Classics took a 2-0 lead into the half and held on for the win to remain undefeated this season. This was the Lady Comets first loss of 2014.  

  • #3 North Schuylkill vs #12 Lehighton Preview

    #3 North Schuylkill comes into Friday night’s game with #12 Lehighton on a roll blanking Blue Mountain 24-0. Head coach Wally Hall is concerned about the Indians speed. “Lehighton really has things going a definite carry over from last year. A lot of athletes on the field some big guys up front,” said Wally Hall. The Spartans hope to counter that speed with team defense controlling Wyatt Clements and Tyler Cann is the game plan. “Our speed very fast everybody […]

  • Julia Santo-Wallenpaupack Senior golfer

    Wallenpaupack senior Julia Santo heads to the driving range at Woodloch Springs golf resort. She’s there to work on her game and get ready for the next match. Santo plays in the top 5 for the Buckhorns against the boys so far this season Paupack with an (8-1) record and a Lackawanna League division title. “It’s going good this year. We didn’t expect our team to really be at the top right now, but it’s going pretty well and we’re […]

  • Tunkhannock Boys Cross Country

    Tunkhannock won the State ‘AA’ Cross Country Championship last fall.  Head Coach Randy White has three talented returnees in Jack Tidball, Jake Toczko and Allen Grow.  The Tigers are ready to run in District Two once again this season.


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