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Scuttle leftovers, Nov. 9

November 8, 2013 - Burt Angeli
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Lakeville (Minn.) North senior Alyssa Goehner, a 5-foot-10 outside hitter, was named St. Paul Pioneer Press player of the year for the second season in a row.

Goehner, with a 35-inch vertical leap, shows about 3,000 kills over five seasons.

The Marquette University recruit, obviously, loves the game.

"Volleyball is my life," she said. "I can't go a weekend without volleyball. I have to watch it, play it or talk with someone about it. I eat, sleep and breathe the sport." ...

The Packers entered Monday’s loss to the Bears as 10.5-point favorites That’s a first for the Packers against the Bears “as a double-digit pick in 45 years,” according to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ..

From Knute Rockne via Seth Davis of Sports Illustrated: “One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.” ...

Football great John Elway never played in a college bowl game. MercuryNews.com notes that Elway, as a quarterback at Stanford, threw for 9.349 yards and 77 touchdowns from 1979 to 1982 ..

From Chicago media legend Chet Coppock, on Packer great Brett Favre: “... he was Rembrandt with a chin strap ... No quarterback, no player ever damaged the Bears as badly as Brett Favre.” ...

Chris Chelios, who played in 1,651 NHL games (578 with Detroit), enters the Hockey Hall of Fame this month. Mike Modano regards Chelios as “probably the best American to ever play the game.”

“You list the top 50 players of all time, he’s on the list,” Modano, another American hockey star, told ESPN.com.

Chelios’ sons, Jake and Dean, play at Michigan State ...

Defending state champion Portland, coached by Iron Mountain’s John Novara, lost to Grand Rapids West Catholic 27-14 in the opening round of the Division 5 state playoffs.

The Raiders were limited to 150 yards in offense and six first downs. "We had a hard time running the football," Novara told the Lansing State Journal. "We had some injuries late in the season and it’s clearly affected our ground game. But our seniors ended up with a league, regional and state championship to their credit. They were one of the most successful classes in Portland’s history and they should be proud.” ...

From Dwight Perry, Seattle Times: “Friday marks the 100th anniversary of Bowlers Journal magazine. Any celebration will be so understated, editors say, that you’ll probably hear a pin drop.” ...

From Randy Galloway, Fort Worth Star Telegram, describing the NFC East Division: “Puke pathetic.” ...

From Brad Dickson, Omaha.com: “Terrell Owens said he now wants to be a professional bowler. Finally, a sport where Owens can’t complain he’s not getting the ball enough.” ...

Kingsford’s Kevin Gravel, according to the St. Cloud State University PR department, scored with a “rocket slapper” in the Huskies’ 3-2 hockey victory over North Dakota ...

Count me impressed! Kerry Grippen, Wisconsin’s finest columnist not named Bob McGinn, can “recite from memory the U.S. Presidents from Washington to Obama and the years they were elected and served.” ...

Nick Cafardo, Boston Globe baseball expert, can see the Tigers going after relief aces Grant Balfour or Joe Nathan.

Cafardo also believes Curtis Granderson could return as Detroit’s left fielder ...

Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch tops the nation in runs of 30 yards or longer with eight, Bruce Feldman of CBSports.com points out ...   Need more Scuttle? Please check my blog at ironmountaindailynews.com, and there’s also Facebook and Twitter ...

 
 

 

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