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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
  • Sam Bonner on Anthracite League additions

    Tamaqua head football coach Sam Bonner talks with Newswatch 16 sports on the addition of Lehighton and Blue Mountain to the new 2014 Anthracite Football League.

  • SWB RailRiders 5-1 win over Columbus

    The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders beat Columbus 5-1 on Sunday in the final game of a four game series. Now they welcome Louisville to PNC Field in Moosic, Lackawanna County for another four game series beginning Monday night August 11th, 2014 at 7pm.

  • SWB RailRiders vs Columbus

    Corban Joseph had a 2nd inning triple for the SWB RailRiders on Saturday scoring the go ahead run on a sacrifice fly in that same inning to again take a lead over Columbus 2-1. In the end the Clippers would defeat the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 5-3.

  • Berwick Football media day 2014

    Members of the media had a chance on Friday morning to meet the 2014 Berwick Bulldog football team. Quarterback Dallas Arner and Mike Force are taking over for CJ Curry who held the position the last three years.  All-Conference wide receiver Andrew Force returns along with OL/DL Kyle Pierce and Dalton Perla. Kicker Olivia Seely is also a returning All-Conference player. George Curry’s offensive line might be the best in the Wyoming Valley Conference with Mason Vandermark and Dalton Perla […]

  • Williamsport Millionaires getting bang for the buck

    The WIlliamsport football team is coming off a 3-7 season, but the Millionaires have size, skill and twelve returning starters.  It’s a start to what could be a rebounding year.

  • LPGA Girl’s Golf Club Scranton Pocono

      It’s time to tee it up. “Swing and hit.” 50 girl golfers mixed in with some boy’s from the LPGA Girl’s golf of Scranton Pocono played 9 holes each with members of the Shadowbrook ladies Thursday night league. The girl’s age range 7 to 17. This event culminates a summer filled with lessons and learning. “We started this three years ago when we only had 18 kids and the ladies league was disappointed that there wasn’t enough kids for […]

  • Penn State great Kelly Mazzante stops by Marywood University

    Former Penn State University and Montoursville High School sharp-shooter Kelly Mazzante stopped by Marywood University at their shooting and skills camp.  Mazzante is the all-time leading scorer in Big Ten history, and a two-time WNBA Champion with the Phoenix Mercury.  Mazzante and Marywood Coach Tara Macciocco, who played at Dunmore, High School combined for over 5,000 points in their stellar high school careers.  When Kelly and Tara shoot-you listen.

  • Anthracite Football luncheon

    Marian Catholic Coach Stan Dakosty and Lehighton Coach Tom McCarroll discuss their teams chances in the Anthracite League for the 2014 season.

  • Sharla McBride Bobblehead Night At PNC Field

    It’s was Sharla McBride bobblehead night at PNC Field on Saturday night August 2nd, 2014. Our very own weekend sports anchor honored by the promotions staff of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. The first 2,500 fans received the collector’s item. Sharla also signed some 2,000 autographs during the game and had the opportunity to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

  • 80th Annual Dream Game

    The longest running High School football all star game was held at John Henzes/Veterans Memorial Stadium in Peckville.  The County received short Touchdown runs from Quinn Karam and Jake Manetti to lead them to a 14-7 win in front of 7,500 fans. Dunmore’s Brandon Kujawski threw a 29 yard TD pass to his former teammate Josh Cilla to account for the City score.

  • Schuback leads County in Dream Game

    “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 […]


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