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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
  • Lackawanna Trail prepares for rematch with Susquehanna

    Susquehanna upset Lackawanna Trail in Week Eight of the football season.  But, the Lions hope to take of business against the Sabres tomorrow night.

  • Dallas ready for District Playoffs

    Dallas needed a ‘Hail Mary’ on the final play of the game up rally past Lake-Lehman last week and make the District Two Playoffs.  The Mountaineers have another hill to climb when they visit top ranked Crestwood on Friday.

  • Dallas girls finish one-two at State Cross Country Championships

    Dallas Jr. Ally Rome held off Sr. teammate Lindsey Oremus on Saturday for the gold medal at the State ‘AA’ Cross Country Championships.  We talked to the girls and their Head Coach Matt Samuel about their tight finish and friendship.

  • Berwick vs Scranton Prep preview

    #8 Berwick hosts #13 Scranton Prep in maybe the best first round matchup in the District Playoffs. Bulldogs Head Coach George Curry and Wide Receiver Andrew Force talked about getting ready for the Cavaliers.

  • Wyoming Seminary vs Bloomsburg boys ‘AA’ soccer

    District Two Champions Wyoming Seminary faced off against District Four winners Bloomsburg on the First Round of the State Soccer playoffs.

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    Wyoming Valley West vs Council Rock North Field Hockey

    Wyoming Valley West welcomed Council Rock North out of District 1 in the first round of the State Field Hockey playoffs. Haley Gayeski scored a goal as the Lady Spartans advanced with a 2-1 win.

  • Dallas vs Montoursville girls ‘AA’ soccer

    Dallas met up with Montoursville in the first round of the State ‘AA’ girls soccer tournament.  Dallas wins 1-0

  • Jim Coles on bad fans and bad coaching

    Jim Coles had answers for Jersey Shore fans, questions for Mt. Carmel Area fans, and wonders what is going on with the Central Mountain Football team.

  • Penn State Loses to Maryland, Falls to 1-4 in Big 10

    It was another heartbreaking outing for the Nittany Lions, as they lost their 4th straight game, 20-19, to Maryland. Maryland kicked a late field goal to take the one-point lead, and then held off the Penn State offense, as they tried to stage a comeback. The Nittany Lions are now 4-4 on the season, and 1-4 in the Big 10. Jim Coles was at Beaver Stadium, for Saturday’s game.

  • Pittston Area vs Williamsport girls soccer

    Pittston Area played Williamsport for the District Two Class ‘AAA’ girls soccer Title.  The Lady Patriots won it by a 2-0 score.  Katelyn Pugliese scored the first goal for Pittston Area.

  • Wyoming Seminary vs Montrose soccer

    Wyoming Seminary met Montrose for the District Two Class ‘A’ boys soccer Championship.   The Blue Knights dominated the pitch and won by a 4-0 score.

  • Wyoming Valley West vs Abington Heights soccer

    Wyoming Valley West hooked up with Abington Heights for the District Two Class ‘AAA’ boys soccer Championship.  The Comet received a first half goal and it held up for the 1-0 upset victory.

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