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Scuttle Leftovers, April 22, 2017

ScuttleBu(r)t ... The University of Minnesota football offices and player meeting rooms, under new coach PJ Fleck, have scented candles that are supposed to stimulate senses, according to Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Don’t remember any scented candles in the Norway ...

Memphis for hoops ‘incredible’

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Matt (Sweets) McCarthy, director of the Don Hill Memorial Scholarship Basketball Tournament in Norway, took in the hot spots of Memphis, Tenn., recently. McCarthy was in the crowd when North Carolina stunned Kentucky with a last-second shot to win an NCAA men’s ...

Lemanski runs in Boston Marathon

FLORENCE — Former Florence High School standout Annette Lemanski completed the 121st Boston Marathon in 3 hours, 34 minutes, 51 seconds. The 2011 Florence graduate, currently a graduate student at James Madison University in Harrisonburg ,Va., posted a finishing time Monday that also ...

ND’s solid numbers may result in successful spring

FELCH — North Dickinson County School reports good numbers for the track and field season. The Nordics girls show 17 of 29 team members with letters from last season. Nineteen of 25 boys competed last year. Nordics return 2016 team most valuable players Maia Steinbrecher and Brianna ...

‘Tight-knit’ Trojans eye season

CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park girls track, described by Coach Kurt Anderson as a “small, tight-knit team,” begins the season Monday in the Florence Invitational. Jenna Grabowski and Taylor Clark, two of the Trojans top point-producers from last year, are back along with long jumper Maddie ...

Storm home for two major meets

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Northwoods Storm track team will be busy hosting major track and field meets next week. The Niagara-Florence co-op competes Monday in the Bobcat Invitational at Landry Field and the Badger Invitational on Thursday at Ropele Field. Seven seniors — Alex Dumke, Devin ...

Knights getting attention

NORWAY — There can be a benefit to a smaller roster. New Norway girls track and field coach Tanya Popp and the rest of the Knights coaches can devote more time to the athletes. “Mr. (Al) Trudeau has been practicing with the girls for a couple of weeks, and the girls have been working ...

Area snowmobile racers take firsts

MARQUETTE — Snowmobilers from Iron River, Aurora, and Niagara took honors recently in Mid America Snow and Terrain Expert Racers events at Marquette Mountain. Florence’s Nate Wicklund was the only snowmobiler to win in both MASTERS Championship Snow Drags and the Michigan State ...

Pembine’s Betke bows out in youth pool tourney finals

Mike Mattson/The Daily Press Photo Kingsford’s Levi McCarty, 13, lines up a shot Saturday in the Great Lakes Youth Pool Tournament at Crazy Joe’s Pool Hall in Escanaba. McCarty finished third in his age division. By JOHN VRANCIC For The Daily News ESCANABA — A relaxed approach ...

All-State basketball honors for 20 UP players

DETROIT — Twenty Upper Peninsula basketball players have been selected to the Detroit Free Press All-State team, including a pair from three-time defending Class D state champion North Central boys. North Central senior Jason Whitens is on the Dream Team, with classmate Dawson Bilski a ...

Bobcats knock off Rebels

FLORENCE, Wis. — A five-run third inning triggered Florence past Laona-Wabeno 10-4 in Northern Lakes Conference baseball Friday at Red Johnson Field. The Bobcats (3-0, 3-0) scored three runs in the second inning and added five in the third for an 8-1 lead. “It was a big win,” said ...

Big innings sink Bobcats

FLORENCE, Wis. — Laona-Wabeno exploded for nine runs in the final two innings and defeated Florence 16-3 in Northern Lakes Conference softball Friday. The Bobcats (1-2, 1-2) trailed 7-3 after five innings. “We’re young and making young mistakes,” said Florence Coach Dan Robinson. ...

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Kingsford High School senior Katelyn Hicks received the Award for Excellence jacket and finalist plaque from the US Army and Pro Football Hall of Fame during a ceremony Friday in the middle school gym. John Randle, a Pro Football Hall of Famer, presented the awards. Kingsford teacher and softball coach Kevin Murdock (right) nominated Hicks.

Katy Hicks — Excellence rewarded

KINGSFORD — It was only fitting that Katy Hicks quoted a Pro Football Hall of Fame coach in accepting her Award for Excellence Friday. The Kingsford High School senior was the recipient of an Award for Excellence finalist plaque and jacket from the US Army and Pro Football Hall of ...

Eichhorn leads Carney to golf title

NORWAY — Marquette University-bound Hunter Eichhorn led Carney-Nadeau to the Niagara Invitational high school golf title Friday at Oak Crest Golf Course. Eichhorn, despite windy conditions, shot a two-over 74 for medalist. Runner-up Shane Bauer of Crivitz shot an 82. “Hunter is a ...

Knights blow down Broncos

NORWAY — The defense that was most successful dealing with gusting winds blowing across left to right field had a better chance to win at Marion Park on Friday. Norway challenged Bark River-Harris' defense with pop flies and line drives en route to a doubleheader sweep. The Knights won the ...

Knights thump Crivitz

NORWAY - Bryce Broden's three RBI-triple in the third inning propelled Norway over Crivitz in a 13-3 win on Friday. Broden's hit to the right centerfield gap cleared the loaded bases as he cruised to third on a standup triple. It broke a 3-3 tie just after Norway tied the game with an RBI ...

Golf: Iron Mountain boys young, inexperienced

IRON MOUNTAIN — Very young and inexperienced sum up Iron Mountain High School boys golf this spring. The Mountaineers graduated their top five players from last year including Matt Opolka and Kyle Johnson who paced the team to a third-place finish in the UP Division 2 tournament. “It ...

Golf: Flivvers girls balanced, capable

KINGSFORD — A balanced Kingsford High School girls golf team starts the season Monday. The Flivvers’ roster features eight golfers — four returning and four newcomers. “All eight players are capable of playing in the top five,” said Kingsford coach Jean Constantini. The Flivvers ...

Boys Tennis team previews

IRON MOUNTAIN — Tysen Wadge leads the Iron Mountain High School boys tennis program under new coach Sharon Ducat. Wadge, 2016 UP Division 2 Player of the Year, is one of nine players returning to the squad. “The team is excited for the upcoming season,” said Ducat, a standout girls ...

West Iron County star opens eyes at Tech spring game

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Iron River’s Max Maloney was a standout in Michigan Tech’s spring football game Saturday. The sophomore defensive end posted six tackles (two sacks) along with forcing a pass interception. Maloney, according to Bryce Derouin of The Mining Gazette, recorded a tackle ...