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.
Swoyersville’s Walt Michaels, who was the New York Jets Head Coach for six seasons, passed away. He was 89. Michaels was a five-time Pro Bowl Linebacker with the Cleveland Browns before his coaching days which included being the Defensive Coordinator for the Jets in their 16 to 7 Super Bowl win over the Colts. Former head coach and Super Bowl III defensive coordinator Walt Michaels has passed away. → https://t.co/A1YcRKD9kO pic.twitter.com/3a7KrvOQPY — New York Jets (@nyjets) July 11, 2019
Wyoming Seminary freshman to be, Ella Barbacci and Emma Watchilla were among 18 Pennsylvanians and 40 players to the U-16 Field Hockey Selection Camp. Ella and Emma are only 14 years old, and friends. So, this is an exciting time.
Former Miami Dolphins Quarterback Dan Marino made at stop in NEPA. Marino, the first player to throw for over 5,000 yards in a season. (1984) talked about his efficiency in today’s wide-open offenses in the NFL.
It’s no small feat when a bowler throws a perfect game… It’s an even bigger deal when you’re ninety years old!! Jim Heckman plays in the Monday senior league at Mountainhome bowling center in Cresco. This past Monday, Jim added his name to the 300 club in the no tap league! “Things weren’t going too good.” said Jim. “I had a 141 the first game and 168 the second game and then 300 the third game!” “You made a big […]
Southern Columbia Senior Gaige Garcia announced he will attend Michigan to play football AND wrestling beginning in 2020. Garcia’s Dad, Mike, won three State Wrestling Championships at Mt. Carmel from 1992-94. Gaige went undefeated and won a State Title in wrestling for his Junior season, and won two State Titles with the Tigers football program.
Mike Ford and Ryan McBroom joined catcher Kyle Higashioka and relief pitcher J.P. Feyereisen as SWB RailRiders making the ‘AAA’ All Star Game July 10th in El Paso, Texas. Ford and McBroom are among the league leaders in many offensive categories, and Ford might be the league MVP at the midway point of the season.
NASCAR Driver Ryan Blaney, as part of the Ryan Blaney Family Foundation, visited some hospitals in the Lehigh Valley. Blaney’s first win came at Pocono Raceway two years ago, so Ryan’s Hope is to give back to the area. Ryan Blaney is a NASCAR driver making a name for himself. Today at the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Blaney connected faces with the names of those like the Fleming’s who lost a loved one to Alzheimer’s. “The little bits that we can […]
The spring season is over for the NEPA Pistols Lacrosse program based in Towanda. But, with K-8 grades covered from six different schools districts there is no slowing down this club sport in our Northern Tier.
Gaige Garcia of Southern Columbia and Tyler Elsdon of North Schuylkill still have their Senior seasons to enjoy, but they also have a plan for college football. Garcia, who is also a State Champion wrestler, selected Michigan with the option of playing football or wrestling with the Wolverines. Elsdon, a Linebacker and Fullback will go to Penn State for the 2020 season.