Fred Bowen

KidsPost sports columnist

Fred Bowen writes the weekly sports opinion column for KidsPost. He is the author of 27 sports books for ages 7 to 13. His latest book is “Hardcourt: Stories From 75 Years of the National Basketball Association.”
Latest from Fred Bowen

Aaron Judge closes in on the real home run record: Roger Maris’s.

Bonds, Sosa and McGwire have more home runs in a season that Maris. But those three played during the steroids era.

September 21, 2022

Top young NFL quarterbacks raise the excitement level this season

Mahomes, Burrow and Jackson are among pro football’s rising stars.

September 15, 2022

Will a new name and new quarterback turn around Washington football?

Carson Wentz can’t do it on his own, but exciting playmakers and a favorable schedule may help the team to a winning season.

September 8, 2022

Playing competitive sports doesn’t have to mean travel

A Massachusetts dad transformed an in-town youth soccer league over the past 10 years.

September 1, 2022

Mystics will have tough start to WNBA playoffs

Washington may face the Seattle Storm, led by Breanna Stewart, in the opening round.

August 11, 2022

European champion Lionesses get England fired up about women’s soccer

The United States’ team is ranked Number 1, but England’s team looks promising for next year’s World Cup.

August 4, 2022

If you could be a pro athlete, which sport would you choose?

Would you be a major leaguer or play in the WNBA? It’s fun to consider on long summer evenings.

July 28, 2022

Young talent like Juan Soto are key to Nationals’ return to winning

Catcher Keibert Ruiz looks like a keeper, but Bell, Gray and Garcia are tougher calls. And can the team afford Soto?

July 21, 2022