Closings & Delays

Ok, I admit it, I have one of the best jobs you can have, Sportscaster. No, I don’t have to pay my bosses to do this, they actually pay me to talk about Sports! How did I get this position? I’m sure luck was a factor but so was my work in previous stops: Baltimore, Reston, VA, Allentown, PA and Knoxville, TN before landing here at FOX43 in February of 2000.

I’m not sure why but my incredible wife has taken the journey with me and even blessed us with two amazing kids that, despite my resistance, will not stop growing.

Maybe it tells you enough about me to know that I was voted “Unsung Hero” by my senior classmates and “Athlete of the Year” by my high school coaches at Westminster High School in Carroll County, Maryland. I prefer to highlight the athletic achievements of others and coach my kids sports teams. For the sake of professional credibility, I will offer up some bits of personal information and a few memorable moments from my past.

High School Sports: Football, Basketball, Baseball and Golf

College Sports: Played Baseball at University of Maryland Baltimore-County (UMBC)

Favorite Sports to Play Now: Golf and Ice Hockey

Favorite Sport to Watch on TV: Football (not even close, could sit on couch all day for NFL Sundays)

Best Game Played: Went 5 for 6 with HR, 4 Doubles and 11 RBI’s at the plate, pitched a 1-hit shutout with 17 strikeouts in the same Little League game. (Is it sad I may have reached my athletic peak at 12?)

Best Game Witnessed: I have the ticket stub .. was in the crowd September 6, 1995 at Camden Yards the night Cal Ripken, Jr. broke Lou Gehrig’s consecutive games played streak with 2,131.

First Heartbreak: Baltimore Orioles blow a 3-1 lead in the 1979 World Series and lose to the Pittsburgh Pirates and Willie “Pops” Stargell. To this day, I refuse to listen to Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family.”

Favorite All-Time Athlete: Wayne Gretzky (used skills and smarts to be the best)

Memorable Moments Witnessed as a Sports Reporter: “Music City Miracle” when Tennessee Titans defeat Buffalo Bills in playoffs, Penn State – Florida State Orange Bowl, multiple Super Bowls, Phillies World Series appearances

Memorable Venues Visited as a Sports Reporter: “The Swamp” at Florida University, Neyland Stadium at University of Tennessee, Oakmont Country Club in Pittsburgh, Merion Golf Club in Philadelphia, Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX (unbelievable place), Camden Yards

Bucket List of Sports Events to Attend: The Masters, NCAA Final Four, Stanley Cup

That’s all I can think of right now so enough about me, let’s keep the focus on you. Keep in touch and share your great sports stories with me. You can email me at tsadowski@fox43.com , become a facebook fan or follow me on Twitter @ToddFOX43.


Recent Articles
  • “Rumble in the Jungle” features big-time college wrestling match

    RED LION –  Top 25 wrestling took center stage at Red Lion High School on Friday Night.  The “Rumble in the Jungle” pitted Arizona State versus Lock Haven in front of over 2,700 wrestling fans.   Lock Haven featured nine wrestlers that competed in local high schools from PIAA District 3.   Two of them are former 4-time PIAA Champions, Solanco’s Thomas Haines and Kennard-Dale’s Chance Marsteller. The Bald Eagles used the extra energy from the crowd to pull off the 23-14 […]

  • Matt Nagy’s journey from the Barons to the Chicago Bears

    MANHEIM – The Chicago Bears named Manheim Central graduate Matt Nagy their head coach in January of 2018.  This weekend, the Bears host the team Nagy started his NFL coaching career with, the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Wildcard playoffs. In order to understand what Matt Nagy means to the town of Manheim, it’s important to understand what Manheim means to Matt Nagy.  Here are Matt’s comments about his hometown on the very first day on the job. “We all […]

  • Penn State and Kentucky players team up to give back to communities

    ORLANDO, Fla. — “This is bigger than football, all of this is,” said Kentucky tight end C.J. Conrad. “Spending time with the kids, being with Penn State, putting smiles on their faces is way more important than the game.” The Kentucky senior offered some context to a cool event that benefits everyone involved. The Nittany Lions and Wildcats do butt heads in less than 48 hours at Camping World Stadium. On Sunday morning, they paired up here at Fun Spot […]

  • Salute Military Golf Association helps local veterans

    YORK COUNTY – A special event was held Friday at Royal Manchester Golf Links in York County to support the Salute Military Golf Association.   The organization provides rehabilitative golf experiences for post-911 combat wounded veterans.  The day started with a color guard, the national anthem and a ceremony to recognize the veterans that have been helped by the program, including Gerry Ortiz from Perry County who has been dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). “Golf is the greatest game ever,” […]

  • Lions-Buckeyes coverage from FOX43 and Keystone Sports Network

    It’s the big one, #4 Ohio State at #9 Penn State on Saturday Night at Beaver Stadium.   The top two scoring offenses in the country go head to head in Happy  Valley.   FOX43 and the Keystone Sports Network have in-depth coverage of the Nittany Lions and Buckeyes.   FOX43 was invited to be on the KSN radio shows and podcasts this week to talk Penn State football.  Here are the links to the shows: http://www.keystonesportsnetwork.com/psu-illinois-recap/ http://www.keystonesportsnetwork.com/psu-illinois-recap-pt-2/ http://www.keystonesportsnetwork.com/big-ten-roundup-4/ http://www.keystonesportsnetwork.com/ask-greg-sean-clifford-offensive-wrinkles-psu-osu/ In addition, KSN […]

  • Who Shot JF in Penn State paintball outing?

    UNIVERSITY PARK –  Back in 1980, America wanted to know who shot JR from the TV show “Dallas.”   15 years later, another mystery to solve on “The Simpsons,” who shot Mr. Burns? Bruised and beaten on the paintball battlefield, Nittany Lions Head Coach James Franklin shared his lingering marks of defeat with the media gathered on Saturday.   Insisting he was unfairly targeted in the team’s paintball outing, we decided to play amateur sleuth and find out who shot JF? The […]

  • Christian Pulisic trades World Cup stickers with kids at soccer clinic in Hershey

    HERSHEY –  It’s obvious he’d rather be in Russia right now playing in the World Cup.  With the United States on the outside looking in, the next best thing for Hershey’s Christian Pulisic is a visit to his hometown.   He traded World Cup stickers with local kids and helped coach them at a soccer clinic. “To me, it means everything, especially being in Hershey.  I’m here just to share any knowledge I have with these kids and just to inspire […]

  • Big Hittin’ Ben Kassman trying to qualify for world long drive competition

    DAUPHIN COUNTY –  Call him Big Hittin’ Ben.   Ben Kassman tees it high and lets it fly. The 2014 Lower Dauphin grad can smash a golf ball a long way and hopes to measure up in a qualifying event for the World Long Drive Championship. We caught up to Ben at Harrisburg Golf Simulator.   It’s been an interesting journey from professional golf school in Florida back to Pennsylvania where he is currently the Assistant Pro at Regents’ Glen Country Club […]

  • Pennsylvania golf history prominently featured at USGA Golf Museum

    LIBERTY CORNER, NEW JERSEY –   Legendary players, world-class courses and unforgettable moments.  The United States Golf Association Museum may reside in the neighboring state of New Jersey but Pennsylvania is represented all over the place. “What we strive to do here is to tell the stories of the most amazing championships and amazing stories in golf history,” explained USGA Senior Historian Victoria Student.  “This is a chance for people to get up close and personal with golf history.  It makes you […]

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.