ScuttleBu(r)t: Badgers to cheer on former star

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Former Niagara High School volleyball star Shelby Borchardt will have her own cheering section this weekend for the Milwaukee School of Engineering Invite.

This year’s Niagara team, coached by Carol St. Arnauld and Shelby’s mom Christie, will travel to Milwaukee for the women’s volleyball tournament.

Shelby is among 11 MSOE players back from last season.

“Senior Shelby Borchardt has proven a capable libero in limited action,” reported the MSOE public relations department. “Last season, she averaged 4.26 digs over 35 sets, a rate which would have ranked among the top five in the league.”

In Shelby’s 2014 volleyball season with the Badgers, she was the unanimous choice for M&O Conference Player of the Year and top defensive specialist …

Former Minnesota Vikings star tackle Ron Yary, talking to the St. Paul Pioneer Press’ Charley Walters about quarterbacks: “Your quarterback’s got to have a passion to play the game. It’s got to be blood for him.”

Attended the 90th birthday party of my Aunt Marilyn last week. My late mother’s sister remains a card shark to be feared.

Yours truly and brother Rex navigated Illinois toll roads — only missed about three — and traffic jams to reach Sandwich, Ill., home of the Indians. Thought it was pretty neat that every telephone pole in town has a football or volleyball-shaped sign with the name of the teams’ athletes.

We returned with five Chicago Bears pocket schedules. We’ll be down to three after Cookie and Lynnie each get one. I riled the locals by leaving a couple Packers schedules at the birthday party venue …

From the Chicago Tribune’s Teddy Greenstein, on Michigan stumbling at Notre Dame: “Jim Harbaugh doesn’t need better players to start winning big games. He needs to examine himself.”

The uncle of a former Pahrump, Nevada, football coach has delivered more Big Ten Conference composite football schedules courtesy of Irby. They’re free in The Daily News editorial office …

Former M&M Thunder hockey star Aaron Maas will travel to Krasnoyark, Russia, this month for the Student Hockey Challenge.

Maas, a Menominee High School grad who led the Thunder to a pair of state titles, plays for the Michigan Wolverine club hockey team …