Steve Krause

Steve Krause

Steve Krause is the Item’s writer-at-large. He joined paper in 1979 as a copy editor and later created a music column, called Midnight Ramblings, which ran through 1985. After leaving the paper for a year, he returned in 1988 as a reporter and editor in sports. He became sports editor in 1998; and was named writer-at-large in 2018.

Krause won awards for writing in 1985 from United Press International, and again in 2001 from the Associated Press. He is a member of the Harry Agganis Foundation Hall of Fame, a past winner of the Moynihan Lumber Scholar-Athlete Community Service Award, and was the 2012 recipient of the Jack Grinold Media Award for MasterSports, an organization that conducts high school and college coaches’ clinics. He lives in Lynn, is active on Facebook, and can be found on Twitter @itemkrause.

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Area sports schedule | 10:46 PM

MONDAY Senior League Softball East Regional Round Lynn vs. Jesse Burkett (at Ty Cobb in Worcester, 9) 12-year-old Softball Regionals

local sports schedule | 9:43 PM

MONDAY American Legion Baseball Danvers vs. Saugus (5:30) Middleton/Peabody vs. Newburyport (6) Methuen vs. Andover (7) NSBL Beverly vs. Manchester

Krause: Viva Croatia! | 6:03 PM

Lord knows I’m no aficionado of “the beautiful game,” also known in this country as soccer. I do my fair

Summer baseball schedule | 10:45 PM

MONDAY Little League Baseball District 16 Tournament Swampscott vs. Salem (at East Lynn, 5:45) American Legion Baseball Methuen at Lynn