SPORTS DIGEST || Hubbard club to host small-game clinic

Hubbard club to host small-game clinic


The Hubbard Conservation Club, 1760 Wick Campbell Road, will have a simulated squirrel hunt and small-game clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. to noon Sunday.

The free clinic will teach or improve participants’ small-game hunting skills. All materials and snacks will be provided.

For more information or to preregister, call Tony Antonelli at 330-559-3372 or Fred Arnaut at 330-501-7650.

Former Mount Union coach Wable, 91, dies


Ken Wable, age 91, who served as Mount Union head football coach from 1962-1985, passed away Wednesday in Alliance.

In 24 years on the sidelines, Wable won a total of 123 games and was the OAC Coach of the Year in 1982 and 1985. In recognition of his outstanding coaching accomplishments, the OAC presents the Ken Wable Award every year to the conference’s outstanding offensive lineman.

In his final year as head coach in 1985, the Purple Raiders had their first undefeated regular season, won their first Ohio Athletic Conference Championship and made their first playoff appearance.

Wable also coahed the head men’s golf team and helped establish what became Mount Union’s sport business major.

Cooperstown tells story of catcher-spy


The Baseball Hall of Fame has opened a new exhibit on Moe Berg, the major league catcher-turned-spy whose story was the subject of a Hollywood film released this summer.

“Moe Berg: Big League Spy” recently opened at the museum in Cooperstown, New York.

The New York City-born son of Russian-Jewish immigrants was an Ivy League graduate who played more than 660 games over 15 seasons for the Dodgers, White Sox, Indians, Senators and Red Sox. During World War II he joined the Office of Strategic Services, predecessor to the CIA.

The exhibit chronicles his athletic and espionage exploits through his baseball artifacts and wartime documents.

The movie “The Catcher Was a Spy” was released in June.

NHL could vote on expansion in December


NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly says December is the earliest the Board of Governors will vote on potential expansion to Seattle.

In an interview with The Associated Press at the league’s annual preseason media tour, Daly called it “doubtful” any formal vote will happen on a Seattle franchise between meetings in October and December.

Seattle Hockey Partners, the group looking to bring the NHL to the Pacific Northwest, will make a presentation to board’s executive committee on Oct. 2. No vote will take place that day.

Daly said being able to balance out the Eastern and Western Conferences is a benefit of expansion and he has seen nothing to indicate any concern about Seattle as a hockey market.

Police: 2 FIU football players shot in drive by


Two FIU football players were shot Thursday afternoon, and police said they were looking for who was responsible for what they called a drive-by attack.

Opa-locka (Florida) police chief James Dobson identified the players as running back Anthony Jones and offensive lineman Mershawn Miller. Jones was shot in the face and back, while Miller was shot in the arm. Both players were taken to Ryder Trauma Center, Jones getting airlifted there and Miller taken by ambulance.

Dobson said the condition of both players is stable, and that the injuries were not life-threatening. Police believe that Jones and Miller were visiting a friend in Opa-locka when someone in another car opened fire and sped away.

Jones started at running back in FIU’s 38-28 loss to Indiana on Saturday. Miller is a redshirt freshman who appeared as a reserve.

Staff/wire reports

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