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Sport columns

Aces in the circle: Pitchers played major role in local district titles

The old adage goes “Defense wins championships” and when it came to six of our local softball teams winning district titles this past week, that saying could not be truer. But, you could also throw a little wrinkle into the mix and include the young ladies that stepped into the circle ...

Anglers and journalists can’t take their tools for granted

Anglers have their lures, technicians have their tools and golfers have their clubs. It’s impossible to fish, repair or golf without them. Writers have tools, too, chief among them the keyboard on which they tap out the messages that are rattling around in their brains. As an angler ...

World of Outlaws tour coming to Sharon Speedway

The World of Outlaws national tour — “The Greatest show on dirt” — will return to Sharon Speedway three big nights in one week. The biggest back-to-back weekend show in the speedway’s history. The Sprint cars will return Saturday May 21st. for a $10,000 to win. Last year in one of ...

NIL in high school? It should not happen

Monday is the final day that the 817 member schools of the OHSAA will have the opportunity to vote on the approval of a Name, Image, and Likeness proposal that mirrors changes made at the collegiate level in the last year. If the proposal passes, Ohio could be the 10th state to approve NIL ...

Preparation is key when getting ready for fishing season

“Where’s Jack?” That is a question Barb has no trouble answering April through October. If I’m not fishing, golfing or otherwise occupied away from the house, she knows the likely answer is, “He’s out in the garage.” Our garage is Fishing Headquarters once the season rolls ...

May means business for Northeast Ohio anglers

May means business for Northeast Ohio anglers, as the lakes are full, the rivers are running strong and the fish are at their friskiest. Whether you pursue bass, muskies, walleyes or crappies, May is first or second on most anglers’ rankings of their favorite months to go fishing. I love ...