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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Sports Schedule | 11:56 PM

MONDAY District 16 LL Wyoma vs. Winthrop (at Peabody Mac, 5:45) Saugus American vs. Salem (at Saugus Nat, 5:45) District

Sports Schedule | 11:14 PM

MONDAY District 16 Little League Salem vs. East Lynn (at Peabody West, 5:45) Nahant vs. Winthrop (at Swampscott, 5:45) District

Area schedule | 9:56 PM

MONDAY American Legion Seniors Middleton-Peabody at andover (6) M’head/S’scott at Haverhill (7) Saugus at Beverly/Salem (7:30) TUESDAY American Legion Seniors

Krause: Kids are watching | 8:09 PM

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