Often, a person gets what he or she deserves. This is true in everyday life and carries over to hunting and fishing.
“We’re not trying to go 16-0. We’re trying to win a Lombardi Trophy.”
Forget the critics, Steelers have chance to match '72 Dolphins
It is the third day already and I haven’t seen a buck let alone shot one.
Shellie Cotton Smith led Charleroi to consecutive PIAA (1999 and 2000) and WPIAL championship appearances and scored 199 career goals.
Last week, I wrote about the importance of the performance of a bullet and subsequently the importance of an accurate bullet. I also said that the value of bullet performance goes a bit farther than accuracy alone. It is at this time of year, with the approach of the traditional deer season,…
It was one of those afternoons and the rifle range at the club was a busy place. I was thinking about that day because it was this time of year and everyone was sighting in before the big day. Of course, the big day was the opening day of deer season, or should I say the opening day of the o…
George Block writes a weekly outdoors column for the Observer-Reporter.
Dale Lolley covers the Steelers for DKPittsburghSports.com and writes a Sunday column for the Observer-Reporter.
I know Eileen has been gone for quite a while and yet I miss her presence more than usual at this time of year. Perhaps it is the change in temperature or the brightly colored leaves, but it is just as deeply felt as I prepare for the upcoming deer season. Both the yellow and reds of the tre…
Always remember when shooting a rifle at a range, you are dealing with 2 lines. One is the line of sight and the other is the line of the bullet’s trajectory. The line of sight always starts out above the line of the bore, unless you are shooting the rifle upside down.
What the 1980 Pitt football team is remembered for is the unprecedented individual talent it possessed – offensive and defensive lines that were as good as any constructed in college football – one bad night in Tallahasse, Fla., and a resolve and will that is rare in any level of sports.
A few weeks back, a letter to the editor caught my eye, and while rereading it this week, I thought it was one of the best outdoor-oriented letters to come before me.
We knew that at some point this season there would be an NFL team that would have issues with a COVID-19 outbreak.
So far, I haven’t heard of anyone downing a big buck, but the cooler weather sure has increased deer movement. I have noticed quite an uptick in the number of deer particularly the number of fawns. It is normal for deer to have twins but there are a lot of little late fawns this year. My gue…
Week 3 of the high school football season got started early with a game Thursday night at West Greene because there is a shortage of officials to work a full Friday schedule.
I don’t know if you have noticed but there is a major lack of firearms in local stores. Of more importance, there is also a shortage of ammunition. It is very difficult to bag a record buck without both. Of course, one can always enter the archery season with ammo that can be used more than …
The Steelers couldn’t have hand-picked a better opponent than the Giants on a Monday night for their regular season opener.
It has been some time since I fished Walnut or Elk Creek with a fair amount of success. As early as September, you would find us motoring north to the shores of Lake Erie. With good reason, we fished the feeder streams early as an attempt to catch salmon or sometimes a steelhead trout.
To play or not to play, that is the question.
I must confess, for most of my life I have thought how nice it would be to sit at the mouth of a cave on top of some remote mountain and give advice to others.
Forty years later, they are no longer adversaries or the leaders of crosstown rival football programs.
Because of players testing positive for COVID-19, Major League Baseball has had to shut down games every week since it started the season. That’s caused a lot of people to wonder how the NFL is going to get through a season, which is several months longer than what baseball is playing, witho…
I enjoy driving country roads. Not only was I watching for unusual landscapes but watching for uncommonly seen wildlife. For instance, seeing an animal that is rarely spotted in one area might be common somewhere else. While common in the mountains of Pennsylvania, a bear encounter is unusua…
Summer is zooming by and very soon will be nothing more than a plastic bag full of memories.
More than a half a century later, the legend of a pitching showdown between Richard Swinchock and Bob Clites still moves the emotions and stirs the memories of those who witnessed it.
We humans look at numbers to tell us what is desirable and/or what represents great battles. With thousands taking part, there was the great tank battle at Kiev. When one hears the number 300, he or she cannot help but be reminded of the fantastic delaying battle at Thermopylae as well as th…
These are strange times in the world of sports. Heck, they are strange times in general, so sports are certainly no different.
A couple of evenings ago, I stopped in at the Dormont-Mt. Lebanon Sportsmen Club, hoping a close friend would still be there shooting.
The journey was as memorable – maybe more – than the final outcome for the 1970 Monessen Pony League World Series team.
Government that governs least governs best. So said one of the founding fathers. The fewer laws on the books, the better for the people of the country. With that being said, I believe most people would agree with that precept. It is usually when the discussion is political but, in a way, doe…