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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
  • Penn State Blue-White Game

    Saturday, marked the annual Penn State Blue-White Game, as over 50,000 packed into Beaver Stadium to check out the newest members of the football team. The Blue team won 17-7, thanks to big plays by quarterback Christian Hackenberg, and running back Akeel Lynch. Jim Coles was in Happy Valley, and breaks down the positives and negatives from the annual scrimmage.

  • Mt. Carmel Invitational

    The Mt. Carmel Invitational is one of the premier Track and Field Events of the early spring season.  We have highlights and some interviews from the “Silver Bowl.”  Heather Merrifield of Hughesville, Luke Rarig from So. Columbia won both hurdles events.  Dom Farronato took the Javelin, and North Schuylkill won the High Jump with a leap of 5’4″.   Before the it all got started they revealed the event will now be called the Breslin Invitational, named after the former Mt. […]

  • Albany vs Penguins

    The Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins host Albany as we enter the final weekend of the regular season in the AHL.  Next week the Penguins enter the Calder Cup Playoffs for the 14’th consecutive season!  Matt Murray was named the AHL’s Rookie of the year, but Albany beat Murray for four goals in the 4-0 win.

  • Loyalsock Baseball

    Loyalsock won the last two Class ‘AA” State Championship in baseball.  The Lancers have their core players back and are the favorite to pull off the ‘three-peat’.  ‘Sock’ dealt with Danville in a Heartland Conference game.  Kyle Datres went six solid innings for the win and helped out his own cause at the plate as the Lancers won 8-1.

  • Vayle Rae Baker Jr. High wrestler

    A Jr. High wrestler from the Benton area is coming off a a 23-2 season, and is Nationally ranked.  The fact that Vayle Rae Baker is a 15 year old girl makes her feats all the more amazing.  Baker will likely wrestle for Benton next season, as she begins her quest for a State Championship against the guys.

  • Ryan Wilkes Valley View Pole Vaulter

    Ryan Wilkes is the reigning Class ‘AAA’ State Champion in the Pole Vault.  Wilkes also won the indoor State Title in the Pole Vault last month.  Ryan has cleared 16 feet, which is three feet higher than he cleared as a Sophomore two years ago.   Wilkes attend Rhode Island next season.

  • Delaware Valley vs Crestwood Lacrosse

    Crestwood came in with the perfect (6-0) record, but it was Delaware Valley that evened up their mark at 3-3 with a convincing 13-2 win over the Comets in Boys Lacrosse action.

  • North Schuylkill Softball Coach Bill Ennis

    The North Schuylkill softball team is off to a good start this season as the Lady Spartans play will focus and fight as their Assistant Coach Bill Ennis battles Brian Cancer.  ‘Coach Bill’ was the first base coach before being stricken with the terminal prognosis.  North Schuylkill loves their Coach and his is fighting for a League and District Title while Bill fights his fight.

  • Pottsville vs Jim Thorpe baseball

    Pottsville won again in Schuylkill League baseball by taking an 11-1 five inning decision over Jim Thorpe. Ty Painter supplied the defense, Ryan Kalinich took care of matters on the mound, and Gavin Hinchcliffe, Travis Blankenhorn and Darion Jacoby did the damage at the plate in the win.  

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    ‘Baseball Dreams’ Exhibit at Everhart Museum Focuses on Local Baseball History

    Beginning Friday, April 10, and continuing into October, the Everhart Museum in Scranton will feature an exhibit on our area’s connection to our National Pastime. “Baseball Dreams:  They Played the Game” features many historical pictures and artifacts, along with newer works by local artist William Chickillo. Six local Hall of Famers get top treatment in a display that will be a home run for local fans, and baseball fanatics. Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey gives you a sneak peek at the new […]

  • Kirah Koshinski Gymnast

    Kirah Koshinski finished 3rd in the Level 10 Gymnastics Nationals.  Kirah represented Northeast Gymnastics in Hanover Twp.  Koshinski will attend West Virginia University next season.

  • Crestwood Lacrosse

    Crestwood is cruising along nicely in HS Lacrosse.  The Comets outscored Mifflinburg and Danville by a combined score of 31-9 in their last two wins.


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