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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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    “Once you take it where going to play here with the fullback, then here with the tailback,” said Mike Schuback. Mike Schuback is always talking football. In the upcoming 80th annual Lions Club Dream Game he will coach the County squad, and some of his former players from Old Forge “I find it to be a great deal of enjoyment to work with kids that you’ve seen-you admired when they played. You’ve seen them on film. You played against some […]

  • 2nd annual Cody Barrasse 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

    Committee members gather one final time to put the finishing touches on the 2nd annual Cody Barrasse 3 on 3 basketball tournament. “He was a big time pick-up basketball player. He had a mean left hook. No one really knows that. He loved it, and I think he would be happy that we we’re doing this,” said Robert Evans. Cody died in April of 2013 in a hit and run accident near Pittsburgh. He was only 22 and finishing up […]

  • Invader improvements under Brian Fahey

    Back in February the Scranton School District appointed Brian Fahey as the new head coach of the West Scranton football team. His first order of business put in a new film room. “We took a walk and looked at our starting point and decided that we wanted to change the look give the kids something to take pride in and defining spaces in terms of a film room, a meeting room and then getting the locker room more organized,” said […]

  • Summer conditioning important for football players

    Lakeland strength and conditioning coach Meade Beebe takes the Chiefs football team thru their summer workout. “On the roller look to the freshman field,” says Meade. 20 players show up on this day for training. “Earlier we we’re rolling and working on our flexibility and rolling on our muscles so we can perform well today and right now we’re working on sprint work,” said Garth Estadt. “A lot of our program is designed around trying to reduce the number of […]

  • Mike Maurer on some changes coming to wrestling

    Mike Maurer discusses some of the new changes coming to college wrestling this upcoming season and the filter down process that could impact most of the state at the high-school level very soon. Mike is an Assistant Coach at Towanda.

  • Troy Letters discusses Penn State Wrestling

    Clarion University head wrestling coach Troy Letters discusses the Penn State wrestling program. Troy was an assistant coach under Cael Sanderson at Penn State before taking the job in the EWL with Clarion.

  • SWB RailRiders riding a new winning streak

    Newswatch 16 sports talked with SWB RailRiders manager Dave Miley as the team wrapped up their home-stand on Friday night with a 5-1 win over Rochester. Here are the highlights from Newswatch 16 sports after Friday night’s big win at home. Thursday the RailRiders completed a doubleheader sweep of Rochester.

  • Cord Sandberg the Crosscutters lead-off man

    Williamsport Crosscutters lead-off hitter Cord Sandberg is enjoying his new role in the New York/Pennsylvania short season “A” league hitting lead-off for his team. His is currently hitting .299 and helping them to a current five game winning streak. As a team the Crosscutters are 2nd in the league at .272 in hitting.

  • Troy Letters at Precision Wrestling Camp in Towanda

    Former Lehigh University 3 time All-American and 2004 NCAA National Wrestling Champion Troy Letters made his way to Towanda on Monday to instruct hundreds of youngsters on the finer points of high-school and college wrestling. Letters is entering his 3rd season at Clarion University as their head wrestling coach. Clarion competes in the Eastern Wrestling League which is Division I. We talked with Troy senior Nick Stephani and Towanda junior wrestler Dayton Wickwire.  

  • Montoya Wins Pocono INDYCAR 500!

    Juan Pablo Montoya made his return to the IndyCar series known, this weekend. He captured the pole position for Sunday’s Pocono INDYCAR 500, and after starting first, he also finished first in the race. Montoya battled with Tony Kanaan and Will Power throughout this race, to make his first trip to an IndyCar Victory Lane, in 14 years. Montoya’s teammate, Helio Castroneves, took second, and his solid finish moved him to the top of the championship points standings, where he […]

  • Pocono IndyCar 500 Fueled by Sunoco Qualifying

    It was a beautiful day for Indy qualifying at Pocono and the Indy 500 winner set the pace. Ryan Hunter-Reay holding the pole for several minutes with a speed of 222.248 mph, but it didn’t last long the next driver on the track Helio Castroneves took it away for a brief time with his combined lap speed of 222.517mph. “I’m sure the track was getting better ours was pretty spot on, but now we just got to see but unfortunately […]

  • Jordan Tawney The Jersey Shore Bulldog

    Jordan Tawney from Jersey Shore suffered a broken finger last season in week two playing high-school football for the Bulldogs. It didn’t stop him from having an outstanding season and leading his team into the PIAA “AAA” state playoffs by defeating Shikellamy and Selinsgrove before losing in the State Quarterfinals to Clearfield. Jersey Shore finished the season with a record of (6-7) and now Jordan will continue his college career at Kutztown with the Golden Bears football team. Jordan just […]


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