The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

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Sports Columns
  • Bob Garrett's Outdoors column: New out-of-doors adventure

    Welcome to my new writing endeavor. The good folks who put out this newspaper everyday asked me if I wanted to write a column dedicated to promoting participation in outdoors-related events in our area. After giving this invitation a split-second’s thought, I replied with an enthusiastic: Sure!

    July 21, 2012

  • Don Steese's Outdoors column: A stream by another name

    At their quarterly business meeting held earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission added 34 streams to their list of wild trout waters. One of those streams was Lithia Springs Creek in Northumberland County.

    July 21, 2012

  • Ken Maurer's Outdoors column: Good, old summertime

    We are into the good, old summertime now. Bass fishing can be tough at times, but if you keep trying you can put some fish in the boat. Bass are very spook-easy now, so lighter line and long casts help. I do a lot of floating downstream, trying to keep quiet.

    July 21, 2012

  • Don Steese's Outdoors column: Turkey time out

    Spring gobbler season ended on Thursday and there’s at least one very happy turkey hunter out there, I know that for sure.

    June 2, 2012

  • Ken Maurer's Outdoors column: Plenty of water, for now

    Back in April, we were wondering just how low the river and the trout streams could get. We’ve had plenty of rain since then, too much some times. By the end of the week, the river and most of the trout streams should be back to pretty good shape.

    June 2, 2012

  • Don Steese's Outdoors column: The cost of going birdy

    I was really happy the other day when I heard some economist on T.V. saying that inflation wasn’t a problem — then my wife and I went to the grocery store. My wife had about a pound of coupons and we still left $150 at the checkout counter. I then put a bag under each arm and stomped out of the store. Apparently economists hire someone else to do their grocery shopping for them. Anyhow, the grocery store episode got me thinking about how much the other necessities in my life actually cost.

    February 21, 2012

  • Ken Maurer's Outdoors column: Go the extra mile

    Trout season will be here before you know it. I’m hoping the mild winter continues right up to and including Mar. 31, when the early trout season opens in the southeastern counties. Who knows, as weird as the weather’s been, we may have to follow a snow plow to the trout streams. I’ve seen snow in April more than once.

    February 21, 2012

  • Don Steese's Outdoors column: So long, back tags!

    Starting tomorrow, Pennsylvania hunters will no longer have to display their hunting licenses on their backs.
    The new PA hunting licenses are designed to be carried in your wallet, like they are in nearly every other state in the U.S. Slowly but surely Pennsylvania is joining everyone else in the 21st century!

    February 12, 2012

  • Ken Maurer's Outdoors column: Close calls outside

    At the end of the Super Bowl, at the moment Rob Gronkowski dove for the Hail Mary tip, I thought for a split second he would come up with it. The “slo-mo” replay showed that he came within a foot or so of possibly the hairiest finish to another great game. A close call, indeed.

    February 12, 2012

  • They learn to be tough young

    It's difficult to recall exactly how the sequence unfolded because it happened so darn fast. Shikellamy made a couple baskets, and the crowd began to stir. It was still anybody's game, and the Braves had some momentum late in the third quarter of a recent run with Danville.

    February 8, 2012

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