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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:


A fall season of seasons to remember

A fall season of seasons to remember

December 2, 2016

Shenendehowa girls’ volleyball coach Lori Kessler had a good feeling before her team took on longtime nemesis Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake in a much-anticipated Suburban Council ...

Amsterdam grad emerging as top-notch rodeo rider

Amsterdam grad emerging as top-notch rodeo rider

November 29, 2016

I’ll bet the way Scotty Bevins horses around isn’t the same as you and I do. “Most people think it’s crazy,” the Amsterdam High School ...

State football title games produce memorable moments

State football title games produce memorable moments

November 24, 2016

With a big catch and a clutch kick that followed, Amsterdam made area football history in the most dramatic way 21 years ago at the ...

Somers turned a high school football game into a video game

Somers turned a high school football game into a video game

November 21, 2016

When Jacob Stanko picked up a first down on a fourth-and-one run late in the third quarter of Friday’s state Class A semifinal football game ...

Big plays doom Burnt Hills

Big plays doom Burnt Hills

November 19, 2016

Raw speed — and big plays that came from it — doomed Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Friday night in a state Class A semifinal football game ...

Burnt Hills football is ready for state semifinal

Burnt Hills football is ready for state semifinal

November 18, 2016

It was never a question of being a good football team, but state semifinal good? Turns out Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake — young lineup and all ...

Dietz Stadium has a homey feel for many area teams

November 17, 2016

Troy was the latest Section II football team to excel on the turf at Dietz Stadium in Kingston with its 50-27 state quarterfinal win against ...

Shen field hockey was relentless in pursuit of state title

Shen field hockey was relentless in pursuit of state title

November 15, 2016

Shenendehowa goalkeeper Sheridan Messier touched the ball for the first time in Sunday’s state Class A championship field hockey game with 16:50 left in the ...

Shenendehowa wins state field hockey crown

Shenendehowa wins state field hockey crown

November 13, 2016

That Scarsdale scored with no time left on the clock meant little to the Shenendehowa field hockey team. They had just completed a perfect season ...

Girls' soccer: Massapequa ends Niskayuna's title hopes

November 13, 2016

Looks of concern turned to wide smiles when the Niskayuna girls’ soccer team thought Olivia Piraino had come through again with the tying goal. Those ...

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