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A month of memories

September 8, 2008 September is a month of anniversaries. This column first appeared in the Morning Journal on Sept. 17, 2000. That was eight years ago, and I cannot believe that I am still writing it. more »»

Potters get a 'big' chance

September 5, 2008 One of the values of interscholastic sports is the learning to stick with a project and to not back down, even when facing a seemingly insurmountable challeng. more »»

Reading, writing and the outdoors

August 30, 2008 There was a time when the approach of September filled me with mixed emotions. more »»

Bluegills have their own story

August 24, 2008 Outdoor magazines carry many articles about catching bass, trout and walleyes, but what about bluegills? Every so often I see an article about these fun, little fish, but not often. more »»

Bow knows fishing

August 17, 2008 Back in the 1960s Pete Cope and I decided to try bowfishing for carp and our equipment was primitive by today’s standards. more »»

Boom Boom and Ghost entertain

August 14, 2008 “A turnout beyond expectations,” is how Joe Cilone of Calcutta Health Care expressed his opinion on Wednesday’s open house featuring middleweight champion Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik and former... more »»

Pirates made a good deal

August 4, 2008 A few years back, Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott severely cut the Reds’ scouting staff and budget, saying words to the effect, “All scouts do is watch baseball games.” Yes, they d. more »»

Some walk the plank, others welcomed aboard

July 31, 2008 It’s that time of year when new players are seemingly moving into the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse every da. more »»

No Tiger, no problem

July 17, 2008 This weekend for the first time golf fans will get a glimpse of what a major championship would have looked like if Earl Woods had placed a tennis racquet in his sons hand instead of a 9 iron. more »»

Desperate times, desperate measures

July 16, 2008 “A step short of desperation” was how Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington described the situation on Thursday that merited promoting pitcher Luis Munoz from Double-A Altoona on... more »»

Things to do this month

July 13, 2008 The next few days are going to be very busy around these parts with the number of fun–filled fundraising events that are being held. more »»

Leave it to the pros

July 6, 2008 Lake Erie was a bit rough last Monday. I’ve seen her rougher, but we had plenty of rock and roll while we drifted for walleyes. more »»

Pirates play roster musical chairs

June 30, 2008 The Pittsburgh Pirates made so many roster moves this past week that I had to actually draw myself a chart to keep everything in order. Let’s see if I have this straight. more »»

Tangled up in youth fishing

June 29, 2008 Fishing is fun, but watching 28 kids fish, some for the first time, is even more fun and I had a ball as a guest at a 4-H fishing camp. more »»

Get out and enjoy the outdoors

June 15, 2008 I was pleased to see ODNR Director, Sean Logan’s letter promoting the Step Outside progra. more »»

You don't need expensive tools to enjoy fishing

June 1, 2008 If you read this column you know that I always tout fishing as one of the best bargains in the family budget. more »»

Nothing beats live bait if you want to catch fish

May 19, 2008 Anglers might brag about using only dry flies for trout, or having several tackle boxes filled with various lures, but when all else fails it’s time to try live bai. more »»

New coaches coming for Potters

May 16, 2008 Thursday’s East Liverpool Board of Education meeting had a very contentious attitude at the start, but boredom finally took over as the board met with concerned citizens in executive session for mor... more »»

A great day at the park

May 13, 2008 Even though Sunday was a drizzly, cold day at PNC Park, the saying still holds true that, “a bad day at the ballpark, beats a good day anywhere else. more »»

It's all in the jeans when it comes to mom

May 12, 2008 Here’s to all the mothers who put up with sons and daughters who would rather hunt and fish than do household chores. more »»

 
 

 

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