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Schiltz, Jim

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Phone: 518-395-3143

Employee Since: January 3, 1985

Sports Reporter

Biography:

Jim covers a variety of beats, including football, volleyball, swimming, field hockey, basketball, baseball, lacrosse and softball, and has covered the summer Empire State Games since 1987. He attended Guilderland High School before completing his education at Morrisville College and SUNY Oswego, majoring in Journalism Technology and Communications. He served as a disc jockey and station manager at the Morrisville's radio station and a sportswriter and later sports editor for Oswego's newspaper. He joined Gazette shortly after college as a clerk and began covering high school sports regularly in 1988. Jim is married and has no children, but four cats. He enjoys painting in his free time.

Jim's Recent Articles:


These high school freshmen have come to play -- now

These high school freshmen have come to play -- now

August 22, 2016

Holy Trinity varsity football coach John Barber is handing the keys to a guy who isn’t old enough to drive. “He came and worked out ...

Schenectady football looks to bounce back

Schenectady football looks to bounce back

August 22, 2016

Maurice Tillman dove over Albany’s center and took down its quarterback to squelch a late two-point bid and preserve Schenectady’s lead in what would be ...

Taekwondo: VanAlstyne thinking 2020 Olympics

Taekwondo: VanAlstyne thinking 2020 Olympics

August 18, 2016

Stephanie VanAlstyne is heading to the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., later this month for what could be a huge stepping ...

Arceneaux family receives a special honor

Arceneaux family receives a special honor

August 16, 2016

Don Arceneaux used to send signals to his daughter Abby when she was on the pitching mound for Mechanicville High School’s softball team. “I was ...

Optimism, new faces abound as fall sports practices begin

Optimism, new faces abound as fall sports practices begin

August 16, 2016

School’s still out, but summer vacation is over for high school sports. Throughout the Capital Region, Section II’s fall teams got their 2016 seasons underway ...

Collins steps down as Mechanicville football coach

Collins steps down as Mechanicville football coach

August 14, 2016

Kevin Collins is going home after a successful run with Mechanicville’s varsity football team. Collins stepped down as the Red Raiders’ head coach earlier this ...

Great Danes will have different look in backfield

Great Danes will have different look in backfield

August 10, 2016

The University at Albany backfield will have a different look when the Great Danes open their 2016 football season in just over three weeks at ...

A look back at Hall of Fame inductee DiCaprio

A look back at Hall of Fame inductee DiCaprio

July 25, 2016

Richard “Rit” DiCaprio thought he was in big trouble that day when, as an eighth-grader at McKinley Junior High School in Schenectady, he was called ...

Schalmont's Willis heading to National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships

Schalmont's Willis heading to National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships

July 24, 2016

Schalmont Middle School student Sean Willis has qualified in the discus and shot put for next week’s National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships at ...

Siblings ready for Ironman Lake Placid

Siblings ready for Ironman Lake Placid

July 23, 2016

Rebecca Weiderman remembers the moment she crossed the finish line of her first full triathlon. “Best feeling on the planet,” the 48-year-old Johnstown resident said. ...

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