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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
  • Jersey Shore Team #16

    Jersey Shore made a late run last season defeating Shikellamy and Selinsgrove for the District IV ‘AAA’ title.  The Bulldogs are not a team of superstars, but they are loaded with solid players like three-year starter Dom Delpreto, and Bryce Charles, who had 30 tackles for losses last season, on the line.  DE Zach Miller had seven sacks last season and is an All-State baseball player.  The Bulldogs need to start what they finished last season.  They lost 15 straight […]

  • Dave Winfield with a story for the birds

    Baseball Hall of Famer was the Grand Marshall for the Grand Slam parade at the Little League World Series.  Winnie spoke at the Grand Slam Breakfast and told a winning story about an errant throw in Toronto that almost got him in big trouble.

  • Bloomsburg Panthers football

    Bloomsburg is coming off a 6-5 season, and was a couple of plays away from another very successful season.  The Panthers have some pieces in place to finish with another winning record despite a very difficult schedule.

  • Dunmore Bucks football preps

    Dunmore won eleven straight games before falling to Old Forge in a District Two classic.  The Young Bucks lost some skill and size from last season, but they expect success.

  • Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield speaks at Grand Slam Breakfast

    Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, Dave Winfield, spoke at the Little League World Series Grand Slam Breakfast on Thursday morning before the games got underway. Jim Coles led a Q&A session with about 150 people in attendance at the breakfast, held at Genetti Hotel in downtown Williamsport.  Winnie talked about his upbringing, his playing days, and spoke about how he views the Little League World Series, as a National Treasure.

  • Wallenpaupack and West Scranton want more W’s

    Wallenpaupack and West Scranton are coming off four win seasons.  Buckhorns Head Coach Mark Watson remains optimistic, while Invaders Head Coach Brian Fahey is bringing over some winning ways from Abington Heights where he was a long-time assistant coach.

  • Towanda to make a run in D4 Playoffs

    Towanda made it to the District IV playoffs last season, before falling to Loyalsock.  That bracket should be very good again, as well as the Black Knights.  17 starters return including QB Noah Huff.  Check back in November, but there is a good chance Towanda will still be playing football.

  • Lake-Lehman looks to improve on an 11-2 season

    Lake-Lehman won 11 games last season, but lost three terrific players in fullback Dustin Jones, halfback Brady Butler and OL/DL Pete Borum.  But, the rest of the linemen are back as is HB Kody Pachamovitch.  Nothing fancy, the Black Knights look to make opponents black and blue.

  • Williamsport Millionaires getting bang for the buck

    The WIlliamsport football team is coming off a 3-7 season, but the Millionaires have size, skill and twelve returning starters.  It’s a start to what could be a rebounding year.

  • Penn State great Kelly Mazzante stops by Marywood University

    Former Penn State University and Montoursville High School sharp-shooter Kelly Mazzante stopped by Marywood University at their shooting and skills camp.  Mazzante is the all-time leading scorer in Big Ten history, and a two-time WNBA Champion with the Phoenix Mercury.  Mazzante and Marywood Coach Tara Macciocco, who played at Dunmore, High School combined for over 5,000 points in their stellar high school careers.  When Kelly and Tara shoot-you listen.

  • North Pocono football on the upswing

    After going winless in his first season at North Pocono, Head Coach Greg Dolhon made the Trojans competitive last season as they hung in a lot of games and turned in a 2-8 record.  That upward swing should continue over the next two seasons as a strong Junior class has North Pocono thinking about post-season play.

  • Anthracite Football luncheon

    Marian Catholic Coach Stan Dakosty and Lehighton Coach Tom McCarroll discuss their teams chances in the Anthracite League for the 2014 season.

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