Sports: Columns

Jan. 11, 2014 @ 07:18 PM

What is the theme for our state parks this year?

Ask a Ranger.


Dec. 28, 2013 @ 10:53 PM

Reflecting on continued blessings

Sitting here this Christmas morning awaiting my grandson and namesake John II awakening to find his delivery from the North Pole, I am reflecting back on a year of continued blessings for the Bowen family.


Dec. 21, 2013 @ 10:07 PM

Tuning up for Christmas road trip

It was nice to get in a couple of hours of bass fishing on Belews Creek Lake near Stokesdale this week.


Dec. 14, 2013 @ 06:03 PM

Looking forward to warm weather and bass fishing

I sure am missing bass fishing. It just hasn’t worked out recently for me to do any.


Nov. 23, 2013 @ 11:01 PM

Patience needed for hunting elusive game bird

At first it was hard to come up with something to write about in this week’s column, especially since I haven’t been fishing in a couple of weeks.


Nov. 16, 2013 @ 11:27 PM

Cleaning up in yard, Belews Creek

It felt great to get some limb work done in my yard last weekend.


Nov. 09, 2013 @ 11:49 PM

Going solo in team competition

The fishing season continues to wind down, but I found a small team tournament to fish in last weekend.


Nov. 02, 2013 @ 11:24 PM

What do I do if I find an abandoned or hurt baby animal?

The state parks policy is to “allow nature to take its course.”


Oct. 27, 2013 @ 12:18 AM

Local anglers find success in bass tourneys

A number of area anglers have done or are doing well this weekend in large bass tournaments.


Oct. 19, 2013 @ 11:24 PM

Monster bass hauled in at Kerr Lake tourney

A good day of fishing last Saturday landed Tyler Purcell and I in 18th place out of 154 teams on day one of the two-day Angler’s Choice Marine Championship on Kerr Lake.