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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.

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    NFL Rushing Leader Emmitt Smith Speaks in Scranton

    The NFL’s All-Time rushing champion Emmitt Smith spoke at the Scranton Cultural Center as part of the American Masters Lecture. Smith was promoting his book “Game On:  Find Your Purpose, Pursue Your Dream.” Smith spoke to WNEP about his message, his future, and the future of the NFL.

  • Abington Heights edges Scranton Prep

    Abington Heights #1 seed Tyra Abdalla set the tone with a 6-1, 6-0 win as the Lady Comets edged the Classics 3-2 in the match.  It was another exciting matchup between the respected rivals.  The loss snapped The Classics 32 match winning streak.  While Abington Heights #1 seed Tyra Abdalla extended her match winning streak to 54 straight.

  • Wallenpaupack rallies to defeat Valley View

    In a game originally scheduled for Friday night at Wallenpaupack.  The Buckhorns went down to Valley View and rallied for a 32-21 victory.  RB Scot Wasilchak helped the Cougars to an 21-6 first half lead.  But, Wallenpaupack stopped turning the ball over and turned the momentum in the game during the second half comeback.

  • Mike Strong Resigns at University of Scranton

    After 34 seasons and 815 victories Mike Strong will step down as the University of Scranton Women’s Basketball Coach effective Friday September 19.   The 70 year old Strong sited health concerns as the reason for his resignation.  Strong led Scranton to nine Final Four Appearances.  (One with the AIW, the other eight with the NCAA).  His 1985 team won the NCAA D-3 National Championship.  Strong talked about leaving his mark, while leaving behind a team that went 26-4 last season.

  • Scranton plays Scranton Prep in HSFB

    Scranton behind Senior RB Jake McCarthy took on #11 Scranton Prep on a rare Thursday Night game. McCarthy ran for 105 yards and 3 TD’s in the first half, while Prep relied on QB Nick Solfanelli to keep them in the game.  Ramon Fields had big plays on the Opening Kickoff, on a reverse and on a 99 yard interception return for six.  Knights roll 43-19.

  • Tunkhannock Boys Cross Country

    Tunkhannock won the State ‘AA’ Cross Country Championship last fall.  Head Coach Randy White has three talented returnees in Jack Tidball, Jake Toczko and Allen Grow.  The Tigers are ready to run in District Two once again this season.

  • Penn State Shuts Down the Zips

    UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State improved to 2-0 on the season with a tidy 21-3 win over Akron.  QB Christian Hackenberg overcame two interceptions by throwing for 319 yards and three TDs in the win.  Steve Lloyd caught up to Hackenberg, WR Geno Lewis, and DB Ryan Keiser after the game.

  • Selinsgrove gears up for Mt. Carmel Area

    #3 Selinsgrove will venture to the ‘Silver Bowl’ to take on 4’th ranked Mt. Carmel Area in the game of the week.  Selinsgrove Head Coach Dave Hess and Jr. Running Back Javon Batts talks about what it will take to take down the Red Tornadoes.

  • Susquehanna University resumes their rivalry with Lycoming

    After a four year hiatus Susquehanna and Lycoming face off at Person Field in Williamsport this Saturday at 1pm.  Crusaders Head Coach Steve Briggs talked about to Warriors Coach Mike Clark about getting back on the field and it will finally happen this weekend.

  • East Stroudsburg University football preview

    East Stroudsburg University won the PSAC Title in basketball and they have the fast-break style to do the same in football.  Redshirt JR. QB Matt Soltes threw for 3.400 yards, and #34 TD’s last season with only 4 INT’s.  10 starters are back on defense, so the Warriors are in good shape on each side of the ball.

  • King’s College Football preview

    King’s went 6-3 in the MAC last season.  The Monarchs are picked to finish 6’th in the preseason Coaches Poll, but there is reason for optimism with an experienced offense led by Sr. QB Tyler Hartranft.   The Monarchs hope to be playoff bound in 2014.

  • Dalton LaCoe wins Powerlifting Gold Medal

    Dalton LaCoe who graduated from Abington Heights HS just a few months ago represented USa at the World Powerlifting Championships in Hungary.  LaCoe won the Gold in the overall in his weight class.  Dalton won the Squat, took Bronze in the Bench and set a new record in the Deadlift with a lift of 501 lbs.


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