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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
  • 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.

  • Holy Redeemer vs. Dunmore Girl’s Volleyball

    All season it was pretty clear that Holy Redeemer and Dunmore were destined to meet for the District Two Class ‘AA’ Girls Volleyball Title.  The Lady Royals won in straight sets to win the title.

  • Cory Spangenberg in the ‘Big Show.’

    2009 Abington Heights graduate Cory Spangenberg was called up to the San Diego Padres on September 1’st.  From there the Padres #1 draft pick in 2009 did the rest by picking up his Major League hit and Home Run.  Spangenberg talked about his September and his future with the Padres.

  • Coughlin vs Crestwood H.S. soccer

    Top seeded Coughlin took on Crestwood in the District Two Class Double A Semi-Finals.   With a 3-0 win the Crusaders advanced to the finals where they will take on Valley View in the Title game.

  • Scranton Prep edges Abington Heights in girls soccer

    Scranton Prep used a late second half goal from Cara Griffith to propel their way past Abington Heights in girls H.S. soccer.  The Classics advance in the District playoffs with the 1-0 win, while the Lady Comets season is over.

  • Valley View VS North Pocono soccer

    North Pocono hosted Valley View in the District Two boys soccer playoffs.  The Trojans received a first half goal from Ben Stivala on a feed from Andrew Tonkin.  But, the Cougars picked up a pair of goals from Alec Rodway to pull off the 2-1 upset victory.

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    Video Vault: Susquehanna QB Erick Hackenberg

    In October of 1993 Susquehanna University QB Erick Hackenberg was the WNEP-TV Sportstar of the Week. The former Marian Catholic star had transferred from the University of Virginia, and sparked the Crusaders with his strong arm and intelligence at the quarterback position. Times have changed. Erick’s son Christian is the starting quarterback at Penn State. But, some things haven’t changed.  Steve Briggs is still the head coach at Susquehanna, and Jim Coles is still reporting/anchoring at WNEP-TV.

  • Penguins Hit the Road

    The Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins have a long road trip to St. John’s this weekend.  After going 0-2 in their opening weekend at home, the players and coaches believe, going to Newfoundland will help this young team learn to better gel as teammates.

  • Mid Valley vs. Lakeland Girls Soccer

    Lakeland hosted Mid Valley in Girls Soccer, Monday evening, and the Lady Chiefs improved to 7-1 on the season with a 5-0 victory. Taylor Flynn scored a pair of goals in the first half, to give the Lady Chiefs a solid lead.

  • Scranton Prep vs. Valley View Girls Soccer

    Scranton Prep girls playing at the Valley View soccer field this Monday evening. Scranton Prep’s goalie, Kate Paterson, didn’t let anything get past her, helping the Classics to a 2-0 shut out win over the Lady Cougars.

  • Crestwood and Wyoming Valley West prepare for Friday’s big battle

    Top ranked Crestwood visits #4 Wyoming Valley West tomorrow night in the Super 16 Game of the Week.  Comets Head Coach Greg Myers and Spartans Coach Pat Keating talked about the predicted offensive shootout.

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