ScuttleBu(r)t: IMHS to help compare Flivvs

Remembering Burt Angeli

Oct. 19, 1991

Have you heard the rumblings from Flivverville? Those suggesting that this year’s Kingsford grid team is better than the state finalists from 1990. Kingsford head coach Chris Hofer skillfully, and wisely, dodges the question. We asked Iron Mountain’s Tom Wender: “I am not going to single out players but, in some areas they are,'” said the Mountaineer coach. Me thinks a comparison of the two won’t be complete until November …

No trouble getting a ticket to this afternoon’s Twin City rivalry as of Friday. The gates of Flivver Field open at 12:30, with Iron Mountain and Kingsford kicking off at 2 p.m. The new Flivver Field seats something like 4,000 fans. “Based on last year’s attendance, everybody should have a seat,” said Flivver AD Don Edens. “We feel we can accommodate the crowd.”

HITZ 101 sportscaster Mike (Da Moose) Caruso would prefer a snappy game. He’s wedding Laurie Finendale at 6 p.m. tonight at Immaculate Conception Church. Mike plans to bail out of the radio booth at 4 p.m. regardless of the score. Does John Koehler remember how to work solo? A Vegas honeymoon is on the couple’s agenda. Yours truly and D. Roy Carollo may tag along for old time’s sake …

Jeff Harry exchanges Black & Gold for Maize & Blue this season. A standout lineman with the Mountaineers and Northern Michigan, he now serves on Hofer’s Flivver varsity staff. “It’s different,” says Jeff about the avenue switch. On the Iron Mountain staff is Jon Harry, a top linebacker with the Mountaineers and Michigan Tech.

Wender remembers missing just one Iron Mountain-Kingsford game since 1962. Where was he? At hunting camp. Taking a break from college, nobody else at camp wanted to come in for the game. He opted to listen on the radio …

Aug. 2, 2014

Iron Mountain’s Pete Pericolosi has lost one of his Menominee High School boys basketball assistants.

Shannon Boucher, who helped “Perc” out for many of his 40 years, stepped down as the Maroons junior varsity coach.

“During his days and nights coaching the Maroons, Boucher earned his reputation as one of the best coaching minds and one of the great characters of high school sports,” wrote Tom (Richie) Kaeser of The EagleHerald.

Boucher also played baseball. He once tagged a home run off Channing’s Mark Cambray and while rounding the bases yapped, “Thanks, Ralph, just where I like ’em.”


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