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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
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    The Riverside Vikings softball team jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on Wednesday afternoon at John Derenick Memorial Park against Mid Valley. From there the offensive continued with another run in the 2nd inning. Making it a 3-0 lead. Pitcher Lacee Collins escaped from several jams during her 7 inning outing allowing zero runs. The defense behind her was terrific and the bats stayed hot all game scoring five more for the 8-0 win. Kiersten Kemler had a huge […]

  • JerMichael Bunch on the National Elite Hurdle List

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  • Mountie man on the mound-Mike Nikorak

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  • Lewisburg Lacrosse looking for another District Championship

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  • Lewisburg Lacrosse

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  • Jordan headlines PA Cagefight 21 Saturday May 30th

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  • Russ Canzler playing right field for the Ironpigs

    Russ Canzler is hitting fifth for the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs the AAA affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.  Canzler has hit safely now in 6 of the last 7 games and for the former Hazleton Area Cougar shortstop who just turned 29 life in the minors is a major positive. “It’s been good! Obviously I’ve got lots of opportunities in spring training. I thought I showed pretty well, so that was really positive, and I think it’s important when you come […]

  • SWB RailRiders vs. Lehigh Valley Ironpigs-Monday April 20th

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  • Russ Canzler returns to PNC Field with Ironpigs

    Lehigh Valley Ironpigs right fielder Russ Canzler (Hazleton Area) returned to PNC Field on Monday night to take on his former team the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Canzler has hit safely in 5 of the last 6 games in AAA. Just four seasons ago Canzler had an IL MVP season with Durham hitting .314 while driving in 83 runs with 18 homeruns.

  • Loyalsock Lancers Baseball team looking for three-peat

    Fresh off a team trip in March to play in North Carolina to play in the National High-School Baseball Invitational the Loyalsock Lancers we’re back in action last Friday in Heartland Conference play. This veteran group includes three players headed to the ACC and two more to Shippensburg. “To have the opportunity to coach these guys for one more season is great. To come and battle with these guys every single day is definitely a blessing as a coach,” said […]

  • Kranick strikes out 15 in Valley View win over Scranton Prep

    Max Kranick ended the night on Thursday with his 15th strikeout of the game for the 1-0 Valley View win over Scranton Prep in a high-school baseball game in Archbald. Kranick walked the first batter of the game and stranded him at third by striking out the side in the first inning. He added another three strikeouts in the 2nd inning and another walk-his last of the day. Still Scranton Prep and Tyler Stafursky went toe-to-toe with the Cougar ace […]

  • Delaware Valley vs Crestwood Lacrosse

    Crestwood came in with the perfect (6-0) record, but it was Delaware Valley that evened up their mark at 3-3 with a convincing 13-2 win over the Comets in Boys Lacrosse action.


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