ScuttleBu(r)t Leftovers: Carney VB foes quick

ScuttleBu(r)t …

Please, basketball officials, don’t back-pedal down the court. It’s too easy to fall.

Larry VanAlstine School of Officating recommended a side-step or run with the body turned to cover the action …

Woman with Norway ties who lives near Mike McCarthy reports no “for sale” signs on the ex-Packer coach’s home …

Leland’s quickness made for Carney-Nadeau’s three-set exit in the MHSAA Division 4 volleyball state semifinals in Battle Creek.

The Wolves played to a 21-21 draw before the Comets took over 25-21, 25-14, 25-16.

“The quickness of the game with them is something we don’t see in the UP and is hard to duplicate,” said CN Coach Steve Kedsch. “It was a gutsy performance by the girls. They represented the UP well. A lot of people and officials came up to me after the game and complimented our team.”

Carney’s path to the state semis included district wins over Forest Park and North Dickinson …

Luck, which eliminated Florence in the opening round of the Wisconsin eight-player football state tournament, bowed to Sevastopol 38-30 in the championship game.

Luck, facing a five-man defensive front to neutralize the ground attack, lost for the first time in 2018 …

Bob Uecker, Milwaukee Brewers colorful broadcaster, told Tom Haudricourt of the Journal Sentinel, that a manager holding up four fingers for an intentional walk is OK with him. However, “Ueck” remembers different hand signals during his career .200 batting average days in the majors.

“When I played, the manager held up three fingers for a strikeout when I was on deck,” Uecker said. “He knew what was going to happen.”

St. Charles (Ill.) North High School football coach Rob Pomazak told the Chicago Tribune it’s his responsibility to “take care of the kids.”

“Parents are trusting me with their kids’ lives,” he added. “You have to create a program where people feel it’s worth the risk to have their son part of the program because they’ll feel better when when they come out of it than when they went in.”

Burt Angeli is a Daily News columnist and sports writer. He can be reached at bangeli@ironmountaindailynews.com or 906-774-2772, ex. 25. Follow him on Twitter @ScuttleBurt