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District final coaches will find weaknesses; Who's Gordy Lund?

November 2, 2012
By BURT ANGELI - Sports Writer , The Daily News

ScuttleBu(r)t ...

If there's any flaws to expose in today's Division 5 football district final, look for Kingsford's Chris Hofer and Menominee's Joe Noha to find them.

"Both teams are good at finding weaknesses," Noha told Tom (Richie) Kaeser of The EagleHerald. "They look for mismatches. That's what coaches do. Adjustments are going to be made going into the game."

The Flivvers and Maroons clash at 1 this afternoon at Menominee.

With Menominee scoring late in the game and trailing 14-13 in the September meeting with Kingsford, Noha went for two and failed. Would he go for two again with the game on the line?

"You'd better believe it," he said. ...

Anybody in "Scuttle Land" ever hear of former baseball major leaguer Gordy Lund?

Lund, born in Iron Mountain, played for the Cleveland Indians and Seattle Pilots. He also managed in the Chicago White Sox farm system.

Please contact me if you're familiar with his Iron Mountain days ...

Former Green Bay Packer linebacker Brian Noble helps out the Coronado High School football team in Henderson, Nevada (near Las Vegas).

Las Vegas Review Journal columnist Ron Kantowski wrote that "it seemed everybody on defense wanted a little advice from Brian Noble, and wouldn't you, if your position coach spent nine years in the NFL trying to tackle Walter Payton and Barry Sanders?" ...

There's a Web site out there charging $299.99 for a baseball signed by Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera.

Wonder if a big Detroit Tigers fan and one of my favorite volleyball coaches is contemplating a purchase? ...

Florence's Jenny Goeman ran a personal best time in the in the WIAA Division 3 cross country state meet at Wisconsin Rapids.

The Bobcats senior, who ran a 16:11.72, topped her previous best time of 16:35. She wound up 36th.

"We're very proud of her," Florence Coach Karen Harrison said ...

Grayling's "secret location" before last Saturday's football playoff with Kingsford?

The Vikings headquartered at the Dickinson County Armory in Kingsford ...

Winneconne (Wis.) Wolves, with All-Eastern Valley Conference defensive end Cody VanOss (6-foot-2, 190), posted a 6-2 football record this season.

Cody is the son of 1986 North Dickinson grad Don VanOss, who pitched for the Railroaders as a kid living in Channing. ...



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