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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
  • Kapanen to make AHL debut at Lehigh Valley Wednesday night

    The Pittsburgh Penguins 1st round pick in 2014 (22nd overall) Kasperi Kapanen will make his AHL debut tonight for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins when they hit the ice at 7:05pm with Lehigh Valley.  Kapanen turns 19 in July and just finished playing in his native Finland. Former 1st round picks for Pittsburgh include Mario Lemieux (1984), Jaromir Jagr (1990), Brooks Orpik (2000), Fleury (2003), Malkin (2004), and Crosby (2005). Fighting for a playoff spot the Pittsburgh Penguins are home Friday night […]

  • Bucknell Bison 2015 spring football practice

    The Bucknell Bison football team is mid-way thru their spring football practices. They will end with the spring game on April 24th at Christy Mathewson Stadium at 6:30pm. The Bison are coming off an (8-3) campaign under 6th year head coach Joe Susan. The Bison return leading running back C.J Williams and junior quarterback R.J Nitti. Bucknell reached 8 wins for only the fifth time in their programs history and Susan was awarded with a contract extension thru the 2019 […]

  • ESPN basketball analyst Adrian Branch on Bucknell campus

    ESPN basketball analyst Adrian Branch stopped into the Bucknell University campus on Tuesday night in Union County to speak to a crowd of athletes and coaches about his life playing high-school basketball at DeMatha High in Maryland then going onto college with the Terrapins and into the NBA playing with the World Champion Los Angeles Lakers. Branch’s trip was sponsored by the Office of Chaplains and Religious Life, Bison 4 Christ, Christ Wesleyan Church and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Adrian […]

  • Wilkes and Misericordia split baseball doubleheader

    Scranton high-school graduate D.J. Navoczynski drove in two runs with a double for the Misericordia University baseball team on Monday helping the 13th ranked Cougars defeat Wilkes (6-5) in Game 1 of a doubleheader at Tambur Field in Dallas. The Colonels stormed back to take Game 2 (7-3) earning the split.  Wilkes is now (10-9) on the season while Misericordia improves to (15-3).

  • Danville vs. Crestwood Boy’s Lacrosse

    The Crestwood Boy’s Lacrosse team carries 13 seniors on their roster this season and on Monday night at home the Comets defeated the Danville Ironmen 14-2. On Tuesday night they play Mifflinburg and then host Delaware Valley at home April 15th. We talked with head coach Brian Zabroski about his team.

  • Holy Cross softball looking sharp for 2015 season

    The Holy Cross girl’s softball team is trying to win another District II “AA” softball title this season and return to the state playoffs for another run.

  • The Confident Lady Crusaders launch loaded lineup for 2015

    10 months have passed since Holy Cross the District II “AA” softball champs lost 5-4 to Central Columbia in the opening round of state play last June. The Blue Jays continued on winning a state title while the Lady Crusaders we’re left to pick up the pieces and return for another run this season. “We’re working real hard just to get there. We have to fix just a few things, but I feel we have a really good chance,” said […]

  • Track and Field Preview with the Western Wayne Wildcats

    Junior Alex Long leads the Wildcats thru another track and field practice. Long is coming off a fine indoor season where he placed 5th in the state in the long jump. “It was pretty surreal. It was crazy because the long jump has been one of my better events. I didn’t focus on it as much this much as I did hurdles but getting a 5th place at states was a really big accomplishment,” said Alex Long. The Wildcats have […]

  • Max Kranick-Class of 2016 Virginia Baseball Recruit

    Inside Baseball State Academy in Scranton-Valley View junior pitcher Max Kranick throws a side pitching session. The 6-2 175lb power thrower hits 96mph on the gun, and in one of the biggest showcases going(Perfect Game)was just named to it’s 1st team pre-season underclassmen team. “I got to pitch anywhere-even from Atlanta, Georgia. This year I’m going to Fort Myers Florida-going out to San Diego, so it’s definitely going to be a summer to remember. Started pitching when I was very […]

  • WBS Penguins sitting in 4th place in Eastern Conference

    The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are lining things up for another playoff run. With 11 games left in the regular season the Penguins are 4th in the Eastern Conference where four plays five when it all begins. “This time of the year you can get caught up in the standings and things like that, but for us it about finding a way to play real solid hockey and at the same time win some games,” said John Hynes. Two road games this […]

  • Nanticoke and Holy Redeemer play three great sets Wednesday night

    The Holy Redeemer and Nanticoke boy’s volleyball teams played a best of five series on Wednesday night in Wilkes-Barre. This is the opening week in the Wyoming Valley Conference. Pre-season favorite Holy Redeemer had all they could handle from Nanticoke winning 25-11, 25-23, and 27-25. This could be a preview of the District championship down the road in the next two months. Crestwood and North Pocono along with a few other teams are trying to knock off the defending district […]

  • Valley View softball team looking for fresh start in 2015

    EJ Weston-the Valley View softball coach is looking for that perfect pitcher again this season. Right now it’s down to two different players to hit the circle as the Cougars await the start of the 2015 season. Kelly Mecca returns as a senior and should be a solid hitter in the middle of the Valley View lineup again. The Cougars won the state title two years ago and lost 2-0 to Tunkhannock in the District playoffs last year.


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