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Scuttle leftovers, Saturday, Sept. 28

September 27, 2013 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

Onetime Miss Missouri Katie Kearney, daughter of former football star Tim Kearney, models an attractive Oktoberfest outfit for Kraftig Light beer. I just may have a new favorite beverage ...

Did the Lockwood Lodge fire save the Green Bay Packers?

Check out ESPN The Magazine from Sept. 30 for an interesting story. Fire destroyed the Packers training camp in 1950 and the insurance money helped keep the team solvent ...

Gladstone’s Becky Mayo, Lakeland College’s 2013 Women’s Athlete of the Year, has joined PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLC, a major U.S. accounting firm. The basketball standout credits her Lakeland experience.

“I think PWC was looking for someone smart and well rounded who could hold their own,” Mayo told Lakeland magazine ...

Iron Mountain’s Julie (Greenleaf) Siegler met basketball legend Larry Bird at Lobsterpalooza in Indianapolis.

Julie could have regaled Larry with stories of her Mountaineer basketball days under Coach Dennis DeMerse. But she didn’t get into X’s and O’s with the Boston Celtics great.

“I am sure he would have been impressed," Julie quipped via Facebook. Larry Bird and his wife, Dinah, served as co-chairs of the Lobsterpalooza fund-raiser ...

Goodman’s Taylor Ziolkowski and Kingsford’s Nelson Wienke each recorded sacks in helping Michigan Tech’s defense slow down Walsh’s fast-paced attack last week.

"We practiced 10 times faster this week so we were ready to make the checks," Ziolkowski said. "The defense had a heck of a day. The guys up front got pressure and the quarterback was throwing all over the place. He was seeing the hits we were putting on guys and he was getting frustrated. It throws him off course."

The Huskies prevailed 29-7 ...

From Brad Dickson, Omaha World Herald; “The Michigan athletic department paid for skywriters to write "Go Blue" over Michigan State's Spartan Stadium. Wars have been started over lesser offenses.” ...

Iron Mountain’s John Novara and his Portland Raiders avenged their only losses of the past two football seasons with a recent 39-21 decision over Lansing Catholic. The Cougars clipped the Division 5 state champs in the regular season last year and also got the better of Portland twice in 2011.

John wasn’t happy with special teams, a “glaring weakness.”

"Our kickoff team is terrible, our extra-point team is terrible, and we have to fix that," he told the Lansing State Journal.

Portland carried a 4-0 mark into Friday’s game with Lake Odessa Lakewood ...

From Sports Illustrated’s Stewart Mandel, after pass interference calls lifted Notre Dame past Michigan State 17-13: “The teams combined for 201 penalty yards and fans left knowing the same thing they did going in: The Spartans' defense is really darn good, their offense near unwatchable and the Irish know how to win close games.” ...

Newberry’s John Paramski has returned to Punt, Pass & Kick.

A Michigan record-holder and national finalist two years ago, knee problems kept him out of the competition until now. The 14-year-old son of Crystal Falls natives Pete and Tracy (Marcinak) Paramski has advanced to the second round of the PPK.

The freshman is Newberry High School’s starting quarterback ...

Broadcasting great Keith Jackson’s favorite after-dinner speaker? That would be the late Bo Schembechler, football coaching legend at the University of Michigan. “Bo’d even have the old boys in the back of the room snorting and jumping up and down," Jackson told the LA Times.

We nearly got to hear Bo speak at a U.P. Sports Hall of Fame banquet. But his plane never reached Marquette because of bad weather ...

Australian skipper Jimmy Spithill of Oracle Team USA, when asked about his job security after his yacht's woeful start in the America's Cup: "You can be a rooster one day and a feather duster the next, mate." ...

Need more Scuttle? Please check my blog at ironmountaindailynews.com, and there’s also Facebook and Twitter ...

 
 

 

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