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Metcalfe's Musings — I can only imagine …
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Saturday, August 09, 2014 8:00 PM | Updated ( Sunday, August 10, 2014 8:20 PM )

By JIM METCALFE

DHI Media Sports Editor

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I cannot imagine taking a two MONTHS to walk 135 miles — doing so two miles every day.

What does this have to do with the price of eggs in China, you say?

Have no fear, my ever-growing legion of readers — according to jimmetcalfeisthegreatestwhowas/is/everwillbe.com, a NOT self-named readership polling web site, it’s up to 120,213 — I will cut to the chase.

I refer to the item I ran across a couple of weeks ago about a Cincinnati man — Harvey Lewis — who won the pedestrian, ho-hum, walk-in-the-park, nothing-to-it 135-mile Badwater 123 Ultramarathon running race.

It was also held in some spa-like place called Death Valley, Calif.

It has been run in altitudes up to 10,000 feet and in temperatures as high as 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

Yawn!!!!

It only took him slightly less than 24 hours.

Approximately 100 people ran in this race — race? I guarantee you, it was not a sprint! — and 14 did not finish.

Wimps!

It was his fourth time in this event the last four years.

 
Wildlife Ohio
Written by Information Submitted   
Saturday, August 09, 2014 8:00 PM

Wildlife News

FROM THE ODNR

Drawing to be held for blind locations at Mosquito Creek Reservoir

AKRON – A drawing will be held for Mosquito Creek Reservoir waterfowl blind locations at 9 a.m. August 16.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the ODNR Division of Wildlife’s Mosquito Creek hunter check station/headquarters located at 8303 North Park Ave. in Bloomfield.

Applicants must be present at the time of the drawing, must exhibit their 2014 hunting license and provide their customer identification number when registering.

Individuals who are drawn for a blind location will have 45 days in which to construct a blind on the designated location. All blinds must bear a tag with the name and address of the owner and must be removed within 30 days of the close of waterfowl season.

Call Wildlife District Three headquarters in Akron at (330) 644-2293 with questions.

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Youth fishing opportunity at Magee

OAK HARBOR - Anglers 15 and under can still fish on Saturdays in August at the designated Youth Fishing Pond at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, according to the Division of Wildlife.

Loaner equipment and bait will be provided and a DOW staff member will be available to assist, all free of charge thanks to the purchases of Ohio fishing licenses and federal contributions from the Sport Fish Restoration Fund.

Only youth age 15 and under are allowed to fish in the pond located around the Sportsmen’s Migratory Bird Center; they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Young anglers may catch as many fish as they want but may keep only six channel catfish per day.

 
Ambrose wins Nationwide race at Watkins Glen
Written by Associated Press   
Saturday, August 09, 2014 8:00 PM

By JOHN KEKIS

Associated Press

 

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — With The King atop the pit box at Watkins Glen International, Marcos Ambrose wasn't about to disappoint.

The aggressive Australian dueled early with Kyle Busch to fall off the pace in the NASCAR Nationwide race, then was flawless the rest of the way Saturday, holding off a hard-charging Busch at the end to win the race for the fourth time in his last four starts.

"It's just something special. I'm just so thrilled for the guys," Ambrose said. "I had my tongue hanging out the whole day. There was nothing left. I tried to hold him back. Another lap and I would have been in trouble."

Ambrose raced to three straight victories at the track from 2008-10, then missed the 2011-13 events after failing to find a sponsor.

 
Kluber shuts down Yankees 3-0
Written by Associated Press   
Saturday, August 09, 2014 8:00 PM

By HOWIE RUMBERG

Associated Press

 

NEW YORK — The Cleveland Indians know that Corey Kluber is the probably biggest reason they are still in the hunt for a playoff spot.

He showed why Saturday.

Kluber pitched 4-hit ball for a superb six innings and Jose Ramirez hit his first career homer among three hits as the Indians ended a 4-game skid with a 3-0 victory over the New York Yankees.

 
O'Bannon ready to keep fighting after beating NCAA
Written by Associated Press   
Saturday, August 09, 2014 8:00 PM

By TIM DAHLBERG

Associated Press

 

LAS VEGAS — Ed O'Bannon knows it's not over; far from it.

He's ready for the appeals and welcomes a challenge to the ruling that could change big-time college sports forever.

After five years of battling the NCAA, O'Bannon isn't about to back away from the fight. Not when he is such a believer in the cause.

 
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