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Jim joined WNEP-TV as a part-time member of its sports department in 1989. Soon afterward he was hired full-time. In April, 2005 he was named main sports anchor.

Before a career in television Jim spent 9 years in radio at WSCR/WILK. "Colsey"is a life-long resident of Lackawanna County. Jim graduated from North Pocono and Penn State University. He married Valerie in 1988 and has a daughter named Melanie. Jim enjoys playing basketball, softball and golf. If he wasn't in sports Jim would have been a history teacher. Jim enjoys reading biographies and anything involving history

Favorite sports moments: Pete Giftopoulus interception giving Penn State their 2'nd National Championship. Chris Chambliss' home run in 1976 ALCS putting NY Yankees in World Series. Scott Norwood...wide right...NY Giants win Super Bowl XXV.

Recent Articles
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    Super 16 Countdown: Weekly Football Rankings

    See which area team tops the list this week in the Super 16 Countdown.

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    Video Vault: Susquehanna QB Erick Hackenberg

    In October of 1993 Susquehanna University QB Erick Hackenberg was the WNEP-TV Sportstar of the Week. The former Marian Catholic star had transferred from the University of Virginia, and sparked the Crusaders with his strong arm and intelligence at the quarterback position. Times have changed. Erick’s son Christian is the starting quarterback at Penn State. But, some things haven’t changed.  Steve Briggs is still the head coach at Susquehanna, and Jim Coles is still reporting/anchoring at WNEP-TV.

  • Penguins Hit the Road

    The Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins have a long road trip to St. John’s this weekend.  After going 0-2 in their opening weekend at home, the players and coaches believe, going to Newfoundland will help this young team learn to better gel as teammates.

  • Mid Valley vs. Lakeland Girls Soccer

    Lakeland hosted Mid Valley in Girls Soccer, Monday evening, and the Lady Chiefs improved to 7-1 on the season with a 5-0 victory. Taylor Flynn scored a pair of goals in the first half, to give the Lady Chiefs a solid lead.

  • Scranton Prep vs. Valley View Girls Soccer

    Scranton Prep girls playing at the Valley View soccer field this Monday evening. Scranton Prep’s goalie, Kate Paterson, didn’t let anything get past her, helping the Classics to a 2-0 shut out win over the Lady Cougars.

  • Crestwood and Wyoming Valley West prepare for Friday’s big battle

    Top ranked Crestwood visits #4 Wyoming Valley West tomorrow night in the Super 16 Game of the Week.  Comets Head Coach Greg Myers and Spartans Coach Pat Keating talked about the predicted offensive shootout.

  • Holy Redeemer extends WVC volleyball streak

    Holy Redeemer won their 134’th straight match in Wyoming Valley Conference play with a straight set win over Wyoming Valley West.  Lauren Slavoski and teammate Caroline Banas put away the Lady Spartans with superior play at the net.

  • Coughlin improves to 10-1 in H.S. Field Hockey

    The Coughlin Lady Crusaders bounced back from their only loss of the season (Hazleton Area) to defeat Honesdale 5-0 in H.S. field hockey.  Savannah Robinson’s play-making skills helped Coughlin pull away from the Lady Hornets.

  • Southern Columbia and Mt. Carmel Area preview

    Between them Southern Columbia and Mt. Carmel Area have won eleven State Championships.  It is the most consistently good rivalry in our area.  The Tigers and Red Tornadoes meet Friday night at the Silver Bowl.

  • North Pocono vs Valley View H.S. Soccer

    North Pocono hosted Valley View in a Lackawanna League boys soccer match.  The Trojans scored on a penalty kick from Christian Quirico in the first half.  Goalkeeper Riley Lougee made several solid saves for North Pocono.  Trojans clipped the Cougars 3-1.

  • Dunmore prepares for Honesdale

    Dunmore lost their home opener to Scranton Prep as the Cavaliers shredded the Bucks secondary with their passing game.  Since then, the ‘Young Buck’s have come of age winning four straight games.  Friday night Dunmore hosts 4-1 Honesdale who like Prep can throw the ball.

  • Northwest Area beats Hanover Area

    Northwest Area got a 65 yard TD pass from QB Logan Womelsdorf to WR Tyler Berger as the Rangers pulled away for a 28-12 victory over Hanover Area on Thursday night.


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