Courtney’s career at WNEP started off when she interned in the Sports Department in the Spring of 2005. Then in June 2006, she was hired as an editor working behind the scenes and then filled in as a photographer helping out with breaking news or sporting events. Courtney’s goal of becoming a sports reporter started when she took over the sports feature Inside Track in 2008. Since then, she helps out covering all kinds of sporting events from HS football and basketball to the NASCAR races at Pocono.
Growing up in Susquehanna County, an alum of Mountain View High School, Courtney has a passion for local sports in Northeastern PA and understands how important it is for viewers to be able to see their school and kids in the highlights each night. It is always a great feeling when viewers tell you how much they appreciate WNEP and it makes you want to work harder for them!
Courtney has always been a big fan of sports but besides being a racing fan, she’s a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan! It makes for great camaraderie with the other members of the Sports Department (Jim Coles loves the NY Giants; and Sharla, being from Texas, is a Cowboys fan, but luckily Steve keeps it in PA too!)
If you want to get in touch with Courtney or have a story idea, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
PALMYRA TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Jet skis, pontoons, speed boats, or kayaks — whichever mode of water transportation you fancy, you’ll find it on Lake Wallenpaupack. “With the weather changing for as warm as it is now, it’s going to be crazy out there,” Pat O’Hara said. People come from all over to visit the lake. The heat and humidity are welcome signs for some, others find a way to beat the heat. “Depends on where they’re coming from. If they’re […]
HONESDALE, Pa. — The Wayne County sheriff’s department added another deputy to the team — a deputy of the four-legged kind. During a ceremony at the courthouse in Honesdale K-9 Manfred and his handler, Deputy Ron Kominski were officially sworn in by the county commissioners and signed on the “paw-ted line.” This duo will be a major asset to the county and the community, and they’re starting at the right time. “K-9s can do so much more than we can […]
HONESDALE, Pa. — A piece of Honesdale’s history will be open to the public this weekend. If you’ve ever been to the Wayne County Courthouse, you may have noticed the old stone jail. Built in 1858 and opened in 1859, this structure housed prisoners who committed crimes from theft to murder. “There were hangings here. There was a birth, at least one, inside the jail. It’s just a really creepy and neat place to come and visit,” said Carol Dunn […]
BERWICK, Pa. — Swimming pools can be a parent’s worst fear. Just this past weekend, a 2-year-old child died after an apparent drowning in Salem Township. Newswatch 16 spoke with people at Ber Vaughn Pool in Berwick about their concerns. “We’re just that added layer of protection to make sure that everyone is safe, protected, and having fun,” says lifeguard Tianna Belles. Summertime and sweltering temperatures are what pack the pool. On a hot day, it’s the best way to […]
BERWICK, Pa. — Throwing out the ceremonial first pitch of a game is an honor, but the real honor was reserved for the girls playing in the State Junior Little League Softball Championship tournament. This pitch came from former professional baseball player, Sarah “Salty” Ferguson. Not long after Salty graduated from Bloomsburg High School, she received the chance of a lifetime showcasing her talent to a scout looking for players in a professional baseball league. “I threw him 5 pitches […]
CARBONDALE, Pa. — One of the only skate parks in northeastern Pennsylvania suddenly closed, leaving skateboarders with nowhere to go. When a closed sign went up on the gate to the Carbondale skate park on Belmont Street, many people wondered why. After several incidents including vandalism and public disturbances, city officials decided to lock it up indefinitely. “We’re really trying to make a statement and say that we want people to take care of this park. The city is not […]
If you’ve traveled through Carbondale in the last couple weeks, you noticed some activity behind Nikki’s at the Ben Mar Restaurant on Main Street. Ground was broken and construction has begun on a new park that is right next to the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. The Carbondale YMCA purchased the property about two years ago to be used for parking. When they saw it came with three acres of land, plans for a park began quickly. “There will be a […]
When you think of the Dunmore Bucks, you know it’s a team that will ground and pound. This year is no different for Dunmore… A tough, physical offense led by solid running backs. “Every year we have the same mentality on both sides of the ball: physical and fast. We love to run the ball and make big plays in big games,” said senior running back Colin Holmes. Last season, the Bucks made it to the quarterfinals in state playoffs […]
It’s as easy as… “One! Two two two! Three RB!” Or at least the girls of the Lackawanna Lightning make it look like it is! The team is made up of girls ages 16 and under from Lackawanna and Luzerne counties. The girls spent many months practicing and playing, while other sports’ seasons have come and gone. Head Coach Wally Peck said, “They’ve been working year round trying to get good at their sport that they love to play and […]
The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono are getting set for what is being called the biggest harness race of the decade! The Sun Stakes is 4 big races with purses totaling 2 million dollars and 3 of the top horses in the world will be competing in the main race, the Ben Franklin Free For All Pace, including the top stallion “Freaky Feet Pete” from Indiana. There’s a major buzz of excitement for the weekends events!
With the Olympics, quickly approaching, Katie Saloky is looking to make a splash in a bigger pool of competition. The Bloomsburg native has come a long way from the Sunny YMCA and Central Columbia High Cchool swimming days. Her time on Penn State University’s swim team really put her a stroke ahead of the others. “It’s like a completely different experience and it’s just crazy. There’s so many good swimmers there and you have no idea what you’re in for. […]
In a crowded gym, it’s easy to pick out the Simrell sisters. 13 year old Jenny with the bright red hair does her routines with thought and intensity, while 11 year old Nora shows her spitfire, not to be overshadowed because she’s younger. Both girls placed first in vault in their age bracket… But Nora was the first to medal during the first day of the competition. “I set goals for myself. My Poppy taught me to set goals and […]