Who is High Top Sports?
Providing a wide variety of sports content from youth leagues to the pros
Jake brings a wealth of technical and engineering expertise to High Top Sports Network as well as a lifelong passion for play-by-play in a variety of sports. A 2016 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Communications Media, Jake has covered high school sports extensively for several different local media outlets over the past four years. Jake served as sports director for Family Life Media and the Kittanning Paper from August 2016 until November 2017 and was the sports reporter for the Leader Times from June 2019 until the launch of High Top Sports Network. Jake is an avid gamer and film buff and for some reason, cheers for the New York Football Giants.
A “sports guy” in every sense of the word, Joe is a 2006 graduate of Marion Center High School and a 2012 graduate of Slippery Rock University. He was was involved in varsity basketball, cross country, track & field, and baseball during his time as a Stinger. Joe was named to the Tribune Review's 2006 All-District VI First Team, and also garnered first-team honors from the Indiana Gazette the same year. He began cutting his teeth in the sports broadcasting industry in 2014 with an on-air host position at 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh. Joe served as the sports editor at the Leader Times in Kittanning, Pa. from 2015 until the founding of High Top Sports Network in 2020. In his free time, Joe enjoys spending time with his six-year-old son, Joey, playing an abnormal amount of golf and hopelessly rooting for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Joe thinks its OK to root for Penn State and Pitt despite poplar belief.
Having spent two decades working in the publishing industry since his graduation from Hofstra University in 2000, Josh has written for numerous national media outlets during his career. Josh has also served as the managing editor of several nationally-circulated magazines and was most recently the sports editor at the Standard-Journal in Milton, Pa. before helping to co-found High Top Sports Network. Josh has covered high school sports in three states – New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania – and has written for both print and online publications. Josh cherishes his 12-year-old twins, Aden and Isabella, and enjoys coaching them in softball, baseball, basketball and football.
Mark brings a wide variety of knowledge and skills to the High Top Sports Network. A graduate of Edinboro University (2000), Mark was a sportswriter for 10 years and worked for many newspapers in Western Pa. including the Tribune Review (Greensburg), The Valley Independent (Monessen), The Leader Times (Kittanning), The Valley News Dispatch (Tarentum) and The Daily News (McKeesport). In addition, he has nearly 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, advertising and public relations. He is also the Co-Owner and Director of The Pennsylvania Baseball & Softball Coaches Clinic, one of the oldest and most-respected coaches clinics on the East Coast. Mark has four boys that play/have played football, baseball, basketball and soccer - all sports he has coached or continues to coach - in the Kiski Area School District.
Colton, or as his friends know him " Colt Dawg," is a 2013 graduate of West Shamokin High School. He was a tactician during his high school career in basketball and soccer, which led to his love of covering sports. Colt-Diesel's knowledge of sports led to his time as a referee at his alma mater, officiating youth games and travel tournaments that later enveloped into his love for broadcast. Colt was on the call for much of the West Shamokin girls' basketball run to a state semifinal berth in 2017 for local radio, and later worked for Sample Media Group as a commentator and camera operator. Since HTSN's start in 2020, Colton has been the "camera guy" for many of the top games and broadcasts, as well as a staple in booth for the biggest hockey broadcasts.
Adam graduated from Waynesburg University in May of 2021 as a Sports Broadcasting major with a bachelor's degree in communications. During his time at Waynesburg, he was a member of the campus TV station, WCTV-14, a member of the campus radio station WCYJ-FM, a member of the Waynesburg University Sports Network and a member of the campus newspaper The Yellow Jacket. Adam was a producer for a TV show called "The Buzz" during his junior year which was an entertainment show. During his senior year, he was the News Director of WCYJ and Sports Director of WCTV. Also during senior year, Adam was a videographer for WTAE's "Operation Football" segment during the 2020 WPIAL high school football season. He also announced Waynesburg sports and local high school sports in Greene County all four years at Waynesburg. Before Waynesburg, Adam was a graduate of Freeport High School in 2017. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with friends and family. Adam also enjoys golf and hopes that his drives don't slice. He is a diehard Pittsburgh sports fan and remains cautiously optimistic that the Pirates will win a World Series in his lifetime.
Mason joins High Top Sports Network as a Senior at Westminster College. A 2018 graduate of Armstrong High School, Mason has accumulated a wide variety of experience as a Broadcast and Media Production major. He has been involved with calling football, basketball, volleyball, softball and baseball games for WWNW Titan Radio and the Westminster Cable Network since his freshman year. Along with those duties, Mason has served as the Lead Sports Correspondent for the Holcad Student Newspaper at Westminster College.
Noah is a 2021 graduate of Armstrong Junior-Senior High School. During his high school career Noah was a decorated athlete, playing on the River Hawks' PIHL varsity team for four years, winning a 2017 Penguins Cup Championship. Noah was also a key contributor to Armstrong varsity golf team. During his senior year of high school, Noah started a photography/videography company, OliverMoments. Noah's entrepreneurial spirit has since grown OliverMoments into a full-service company providing sports action shots, personal shoots, senior portraits, engagement sessions, and more. Noah's sports photography can be found on the High Top Sports Network website under the "Shop" tab.