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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
  • 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.

  • Old Forge football preps

    Old Forge finished as the Super 16 team of the year last season after almost winning the Class ‘A’ State Championship.  The Blue Devils could be blue about losing the Title on a two point conversion in overtime, but instead they plan on making their opponents black and blue.

  • District IV football Media Day

    District IV is loaded with terrific High School Football teams this season.  From the Northern Tier to the Heartland Conference there is quality and quanity in all three classes.  Southern Columbia and Wyalusing are looking forward to a competitive season.

  • Penn State Media Day

    The James Franklin Era is underway as Penn State begins practice for the 2014 season.  The Nittany Lions open up the season in Dublin, Ireland at the end of the month versus Central Florida.  There is a lot of work to be done in the next three and a half weeks, but Coach Franklin and the team is up to the task.

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins again at Pocono

    For the first time since Denny Hamlin turned the trick in 2006, a driver took the ‘Season Sweep’ at Long Pond.  Dale Earnhardt Jr. won at the Pocono Raceway when he captured the Go Bowling 400 checkered flag.  Junior took his first lead with 14 laps remaining and held off Kevin Harvick for his third win of the season.

  • Kyle Larson on the Pole for the Go Bowling 400

    Kyle Larson, #42 for Chip Ganassi Racing, is the Polesitter for Sunday’s Go Bowling 400 from Pocono Raceway.  Larson edged Joey Logano for the Pole.

  • 80th Annual Dream Game

    The longest running High School football all star game was held at John Henzes/Veterans Memorial Stadium in Peckville.  The County received short Touchdown runs from Quinn Karam and Jake Manetti to lead them to a 14-7 win in front of 7,500 fans. Dunmore’s Brandon Kujawski threw a 29 yard TD pass to his former teammate Josh Cilla to account for the City score.

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    RailRiders Celebrate Christmas in July with “Ugly Sweater” Uniforms

    The RailRiders got in the Holiday Spirit FIVE MONTHS before Christmas.  Catcher Austin Romine talks about wearing Reindeer Jersey’s for the first time in his playing career.

  • Harness Racing Youth Foundation Camp

    For over a dozen years Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs has hosted a Harness Racing youth camp.  Boys and girls submit essay’s on why they would like to participate in the week-long camp.  A handful learn everything from grooming, to driving the horses.  No horsing around, as Sharla McBride explains.

  • Chris Snee retires from NFL

    After ten seasons in the NFL, former Montrose Area High School star Chris Snee announcement his retirement today.  Snee won two Super Bowls with the New York Giants and was selected to four Pro Bowls.  Chris was emotional in his farewell news conference, but his High School Coach Tom Lucenti, and his Mother, Diane, say he gave it his all during his career.

  • 2nd annual Cody Barrasse 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

    Committee members gather one final time to put the finishing touches on the 2nd annual Cody Barrasse 3 on 3 basketball tournament. “He was a big time pick-up basketball player. He had a mean left hook. No one really knows that. He loved it, and I think he would be happy that we we’re doing this,” said Robert Evans. Cody died in April of 2013 in a hit and run accident near Pittsburgh. He was only 22 and finishing up […]


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