AROUND THE HORN
Salem cards ace at Turkana
CALCUTTA — Rocky Bibbee of Salem hit his first hole-in-one at Turkana Golf Course on Nov. 8.
He used a pitching wedge to ace the 117-yard 17th hole.
Witnesses were Dale Meller and Tom Zook, both of East Liverpool.
No Columbiana HOF this year
COLUMBIANA — The Columbiana High School Athletic Hall of Fame will not be having a Hall of Fame game or dinner in January due to rising COVID-19 cases.
They are being planned for Sept. 17-18, 2021, for the 25th annual class to be inducted.
Gun season set to open
COLUMBUS — Gun season for white-tailed deer begins this weekend in Ohio for youth hunters.
Hunters younger than 18 years old have their own weekend Saturday and Sunday. Youth hunters are required to be accompanied by a nonhunting adult.
All hunters have the chance to hunt the traditional gun season Nov. 30 to Dec. 6 and Dec. 19-20.
Klay Thompson suffers right leg injury
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden State guard Klay Thompson injured his right leg Wednesday during a workout in Southern California.
The team announced the injury without providing further details about the severity or any timeline for his availability with training camp starting Dec. 1 and the season beginning Dec. 22. It was unclear how this might affect Golden State’s draft decisions Wednesday, when the Warriors held the No. 2 overall selection.
This could be a severe blow for the Warriors, who finished worst in the NBA last season. Thompson didn’t play at all during the coronavirus-shortened season this year as he worked back from surgery for a torn ACL in his left knee. He suffered that injury in the deciding Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors.
Dates of games, selections unchanged
The dates of the College Football Playoff games and selection of the semifinal participants will remain unchanged after the CFP management committee discussed possibly pushing back the event.
CFP executive director Bill Hancock said Wednesday there was no support among the conference commissioners who manage the playoff to lengthen the regular season by pushing back the date of the national semifinals and championship.
“After a robust discussion, the management committee decided the games will remain on the scheduled dates,” Hancock told AP.
The selection committee will set the pairings for the semifinals on Dec. 20, the day after most major college conferences are scheduled to play their championship games.