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Scuttle leftovers, Saturday, Feb. 15

February 16, 2014 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

Negaunee’s Tyler Jandron, 2013 U.P. Class ABC Player of the Year and a probable lock for the award in 2014, zipped past Norway last month.

“He’s probably one of the faster kids and plays at such a high rate of speed,” Knights coach Ben Leiker said of the 6-foot-1 senior guard.

“He’s been confident from the first time we ever played against him (as a sophomore). Nothing really flusters him.” ...

Menominee High School football stars James Brown and Devon Harris, described as the “Taser and laser show” by Tom (Richie) Kaeser of The EagleHerald, signed letters of intent with Northern Michigan University.

Brown regards this past season’s win over archrival Kingsford as one of his career highlights, citing the “intensity of the game.”

Ishpeming quarterback Alex Briones expects to redshirt, or sit out, the first season at Central Michigan University.

Quarterback Travis Smith, who ran into Iron Mountain while leading Ithaca to four Division 6 state titles, signed a letter of intent with Wake Forest after initially agreeing to play at Toledo ...

From comedy writer Tim Hunter, via Dwight Perry, Seattle Times: "John Elway says the Broncos 'came up short' in the Super Bowl. In a non-related story, the Titanic may have had a leak." ...

Westwood boys basketball coach Ryan Reichel credits one of his many scouting trips for beating Norway.

“After scouting Norway we used a zone defense against them and won,” Reichel said. “We hadn’t run a zone all season and it caught them off guard.” ...

Detroit Lions, according to NFL Players Association records, are $5 million over the salary cap ...

From Brad Dickson, Omaha.com: “Sochi is being called ‘probably the most corrupt Olympic Games ever.’ To give you an idea how corrupt — Lance Armstrong is favored in two events.” ...

Spring training ticket prices for the area’s favorite baseball teams — Tigers, between $10 and $21; Brewers, $8 and $23, and Cubs, $8 and $38 ...

 
 

 

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