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Scuttle leftovers, Oct. 5

October 4, 2013 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

Allison Carlson, Negaunee’s U.P. Division 1 tennis champ, can handle a hockey stick as well as a racket. Her favorite sport?

“That’s a tough call,” Carlson said. “I’ve been playing hockey longer.”

Carlson downed Kingsford’s Hannah Tresedder in the No. 1 singles finals. She was relentless in getting to shots, making some amazing returns that reminded me of Hannah’s sister Abby, a perennial Flivver champ ...

With a lack of golfers scuttling this year’s Dickinson County golf tournament, why not go back to the old days when just the Pine Grove Country Club and Oak Crest Golf Course champs squared off?

The present format calls for a team and individual champ to be determined. Oak Crest was unable to field a full squad ...

Baseball great Babe Ruth and track star Jesse Owens both visited the U.P. to stage exhibitions. Just found out that basketball star Wilt Chamberlain and the Harlem Globetrotters appeared in Ironwood during the 1950s ...

Oklahoma A&M 7-footer Bob Kurland, who died recently, scored 58 points in a 1946 game against St. Louis University and Ed Macauley.

Macauley kept a newspaper clipping as a reminder, telling The Tulsa World: “Every time I thought I needed to be humble, I would look at that box score and remember I was the guy who held Bob Kurland to 58 points.” ...

From one of my sources: Michigan State is the only football team in the country that hasn't had an offensive play of 40 yards or more. ...

Gates Brown, one of baseball’s all-time great pinch-hitters who passed away last week, was signed by the Detroit Tigers after a stint in prison.

According to the Baseball Almanac, Gates said of his high school days: "I took a little English, a little math, some science, a few hubcaps, and some wheel covers." ...

From Brad Dickson, Omaha World Herald: “In (a recent) game, Arizona Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson lost the tip of his middle finger and he doesn't know how or when. Can we bring back the All-Madden Team and name Johnson captain for, like, forever?” ...

From hockey great Bobby Orr, in his book “Orr: My Story:” “Some coaches act as if the mortgage were at stake if their Pee Wee team doesn't win a game, which is outrageous. We've got to do a better job with our kids. Teach good values, teach the fundamentals.' ...

From Boston Globe baseball expert Nick Cafardo, on the AL Cy Young: “Maybe it's the obvious choice based on his 21-win season, but Max Scherzer takes it with a 21-3 record and 2.90 ERA, a league-low 0.97 WHIP, and the fact he pitched 214 innings. The only disappointment is that he had no complete games, but then again he hasn't had one in 165 career starts.” ...

Lansing State Journal columnist Tim Staudt, on the University of Michigan’s baseball team playing four in-state schools but not Michigan State: “Michigan wants to draw fans to see its new artificial field, just installed. Common sense would dictate Big Ten games against rival Michigan State would provide more interest than any other opponent, but none are scheduled. The Big Ten actually pays people to come up with these schedules and then defends them when critics like me say they are void of common sense.” ...

Oshkosh (Wis.) North point guard Nate Neveau, according to Wisconsin’s finest columnist not named Bob McGinn, will play basketball next year at Hillsdale College.

Neveau, also a standout quarterback, is the grandson of Niagara athletic great Ray Neveau ...

I agree with Marquette High School in prohibiting dogs from the U.P. Cross Country Finals at Gentz Homestead Golf Course.

“Cars with dogs will not be allowed entry,” stated meet managers.

As much as I love dogs, there’s always a dope or two that leaves one in the car and rolls up the windows. That happened at the U.P. Track & Field Finals in Kingsford and quick work from meet officials may have saved the pup from the heat ...

The Sporting News’ mock 2014 pro football draft sends Kansas State tackle Cornelius Lucas to the Lions and Georgia Tech outside linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu to the Packers.

TSN has the Seahawks and Broncos picking last, meaning they’re in the Super Bowl ...

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

 
 

 

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