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Sports Columns

Accurate casting mandatory around boat docks

Boat docks attract fishermen like flowers attract bees, but the dock-angler relationship isn’t always a match made in heaven. A variety of species of fish are genetically inclined to seek overhead cover. Boat docks certainly score high in that category, which makes them prime real estate ...

Sports writer’s farewell thoughts

There was never a moment during my childhood where I considered being a writer, not even a sports writer. All I cared about were sports, and my goal was the NFL or Major League Baseball. There wasn’t really a Plan B, not until college hit, and flag football and slow-pitch softball were the ...

Give back to community through fishing

For 21 years, a hundred or more anglers have gathered at the boat ramps of two Aqua Ohio lakes the first Saturday after Memorial Day to compete for big bass and bragging rights. They will go to Evans and Pine lakes again June 5 to continue the two-decade tradition of anglers raising money ...

The best time to go fishing is whenever you can

Do you know children who mope and pout when they fail to get that thing they really want? That’s me when the weather is perfect, the fishing is excellent and I’m unable to hitch up the Bass Cat for a quick trip to a lake. After a lifetime of waiting for seats at restaurants, vacation time ...

All-Stars in the area this weekend

Tony Stewart’s All-Star Circuit of Champions will make a three-day swing through our region this weekend beginning Friday with a stop at Lernerville Speedway just south of Butler, Pa., on Route 356. The show also will include Lernerville celebrating its 1,000th sprint-car race. Joining the ...

Phillips, Penguins face many challenges

This probably wasn’t an easy decision. Then again, the Penguins had their reasons. The Youngstown State football team chose to end its season without playing the final game — a rescheduled contest — last weekend against North Dakota. It made sense to most, except for maybe the Fighting ...