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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
  • 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.

  • Future hoops for Lackawanna League basketball stars

    Newswatch 16 sports talked with Tim Rose, Jason Kenny and Bobby Casey on Tuesday night prior to the Lackawanna League All-Star basketball game at Valley View and asked each of them about their future plans to play college basketball. Kenny played at Mid-Valley while Rose and Casey ended their careers this past March at Scranton Prep.

  • WVC Boy’s Volleyball Season Starts for North Pocono

    A very young North Pocono Trojans boy’s volleyball team kicked off the 2015 Wyoming Valley Conference season at home on Monday night with a 3-0 sweep over Berwick. Jud Holdredge returns only one starter Matt Morris who will be the team’s setter this season. North Pocono plays at Holy Redeemer on April 14th.

  • Abington Heights Powerlifting Meet

    The Abington Heights powerlifting team held their 27th annual meet at the high-school on Sunday. 10 different teams from around the state and as far away as Philadelphia and Hershey made the trip to Clarks Summit. Claude Welcome is the meet director and head coach for the Comets.  

  • Vincentian Academy Ends Lady Blue Devils Run at the State Title

    Vincentian Academy built a 48-20 halftime lead on Old Forge Saturday at the Giant Center in Hershey after the Lady Blue Devils committed 28 (1st half) turnovers. This makes it back-to-back State Championships for Vincentian. They win it 86-38. Old Forge ends a great post-season run capturing the State “A” runner-up title.

  • Lacee Collins Leads Lady Vikings Softball into 2015 season

    With Sarah Ross of Dunmore and Erika Mackie of Holy Cross gone to graduation the pitching picture in the Lackawanna League Division III is a little clearer. Riverside four-year starter Lacee Collins toes the rubber this season with confidence and control. “Looking back it’s crazy how it flew by. I can’t believe I’m a senior, but I’m definitely going to cherish every moment I have this year,” said Lacee Collins. {— all out —} “I relied on her a lot […]

  • Nikorak Named Top Pitching Prospect in PA

    As an Under-Armour All-American Stroudsburg senior pitcher Mike Nikorak has made quite a name for himself in the last year showcasing at special events around the country with his 98 mph fastball and major league scouts are taking notice. “Yes it was a great experience to play with some of the best in the country. It was a lot for me but I held my own and made a lot of good friends along the way,” said Mike Nikorak. Nikorak […]

  • Pennsylvania Football Academy Comes to Lehigh County

    It’s become the most important position in football. “One..two..three you’re living man-I love it,” said Jimmy Terwilliger. From the pros to college and here at the Pennsylvania Football Academy in Lehigh County being a better quarterback is being taught for the next two months to hundreds of youngsters. Gametime Field house is the site and experts like 2005 Harlon Hill award winner Jimmy Terwilliger are providing the lessons. “I was asked about it a couple of months ago. Hey Twiggy […]

  • Lancers Advance to Eastern Final Tuesday night

    The Loyalsock Lancers Boy’s Basketball team plays Conwell-Egan on Tuesday night at Cumberland Valley Area high-school in the PIAA “AA” Eastern Final. The Lancers are coming off a 76-67 victory over Mastery Charter North last Saturday at Central Dauphin Area high-school to advance to Tuesday night. Michael Pastore, Ben Sosa, and Tommy Baggett each had big games for the Lancers along with Omar Little and Kyle Datres and the rest of the Loyalsock bench. This is the first time in […]


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