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.
Denver Bronco’s Offensive Line Coach Mike Munchak, was back in his hometown for the United Way Golf Tournament at the Country Club of Scranton. Former GAR and Lackawanna College Offensive Lineman Mark Glowinski, now starting for the Indianapolis Colts, was also in the tournament. Both ‘Munch’ and Mark had family obligations on their mind with training camp just a couple of weeks away. “Well, family my daughter’s family is there. Her husband, they have a daughter, my first grand daughter, […]
The Mike Munchak United Way Golf Tournament has raised over a million dollars for Lackawanna and Wayne Counties over it’s 24 year span. Munchak, The Denver Broncos Offensive Line Coach, his football friend from Penn State, Chet Parlavecchio, and Gary Drapek of the United Way explained how they put fun in fundraising.
Durham Bulls Outfielder Joe McCarthy Jr. was back home for the first time since his 4 RBI game in the decisive game five of the Governors’ Cup Final last season. McCarthy spoke about dealing with a herniated disk, his celebrated game last September, and what it will take to reach the Major Leagues.
Williams Valley graduate Tyler Herb and Crestwood’s Matt Wotherspoon are pitching for the Norfolk Tides, the International League ‘AAA’ team of the parent club, the Baltimore Orioles. Matt and Tyler broke down where they are at as 27 year olds pitchers. What it’s like come back and see these guys, not so much as a pitcher, but as a friend? asked Jim Coles. “It’s always fun. There’s a lot of trash talk and it’s a good time. I miss […]
The SWB RailRiders blasted three Home Runs (Mike Ford, Mike Tauchman and Kyle Higashioka) in the first inning off former Williams Valley star Tyler Herb. Then, New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge went deep in the 5th as the RailRiders toppled the Tides of Norfolk 8-4.
Three seasons ago, Aaron Judge was power hitting prospect with the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. But, Judge shortly became one of the feared hitters in MLB, smashing 52 Home Runs, winning Rookie of the Year Honors and finishing second in the MVP voting. The last 11 months, the outfielder has been felled with a broken bone in his wrist and an oblique pull. The 27 year old is expected to finish the week rehabbing with the SWB RailRiders […]
USC graduate Jake Olson quietly stole the show at the Swing for Sight golf tournament. With his father Brian and his guide dog “Quebec,” Jake, one group, one hole, one swing at a time, inspired with an array of blind shot making. “I understood when I went blind that things were going to be very different,” recalled Olson. “I would have to play football different, I would have to play golf different. But, that didn’t mean I would have to […]
The Williamsport Crosscutters opened up another season in the NY-Penn League by hosting the State College Spikes in a game that was televised live on WNEP2. Cutters were wounded by seven errors in their 4-3 loss.
Emma Criswell drove in two runs with a double and tossed a shutout as Williams Valley defeated DuBois Central Catholic to win the ‘A’ softball Title by a 5-0 score. Williams Valley has two Golds and two Silvers the past four seasons in softball.
After a three hour rain delay, Hazleton Area fell behind 3-0 after three innings in the State ‘AAAAAA’ softball Championship. The Lady Cougars scrapped a run off Central Dauphin in the 6th, then had the bases loaded with two outs in the final inning when the skies opened and another long rain delay kicked in. Rams got the final out for the 3-1 win.