BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

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ScuttleBu(r)t …

Bill Sall, Northern Michigan University’s new men’s basketball coach, has tapped the U.P. to fill the 2013-14 roster.

Kingsford standout Caleb Harrington along with Mid Peninsula’s Brett Branstrom and Carney-Nadeau sharpshooter Wade Schetter will join the Wildcats.

“I’m very excited for Caleb,” said Flivver coach Dan Olkkonen, once an NMU force in the paint with Matt Wonders. “He will do great for coach Sall.”

Branstrom, who scored more than 1,700 career points, also had offers from Michigan Tech and Lake Superior State …

Mikhail Youzhny, on how he lost to 35-year-old Tommy Haas at the French Open tennis tournament: “I give him too many chances (to) play well. That’s why he play well.”

I hear that all the time at the City Park courts …

Alabama’s college football program, according to Sports Illustrated, employs a coaching support roster of 24 including former Escanaba High School star Dean Altobelli.

Altobelli, who left a law firm to join Nick Saban, serves as a football analyst …

University of Tennessee, with Manistique freshman Mike Nagy in the five-man golf lineup, finished 19th in the NCAA Championship.

Nagy, a high school standout who played in last year’s U.P. men’s tourney at Pine Grove, shot a 12-over 122 (72-73-77) for three rounds.

Former Mid Peninsula athlete and coach Casey VanDamme is a Vols assistant …

I’m researching the 1953 Kingsford High School boys tennis team, the last U.P. champion before this season’s Flivvers.

One thing for sure, Iron Mountain doubles Jerry Bianco-Joe Pesavento must have been pretty darn good to beat Art Viens-Bob Wiele in the 1953 Menominee Range and U.P. tournaments …

I could swear that’s actress Elisabeth Moss – Peggy from AMC’s “Mad Men” – working at a local video store …

From Brad Dickson, Omaha World Herald: “Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is working with Brittney Griner to teach her the skyhook. Prediction: If Griner develops a formidable skyhook, she will become the first WNBA player to average 150 points per game.” …

St. Cloud State has added goalie depth with Charlie Lindgren, named the top American-born junior hockey goalie for 2012-13 by USA Hockey.

Lindgren has become a summer roommate with Kingsford defenseman Kevin Gravel, center Nic Dowd and goalie Joe Phillippi.

“The guys are awesome and they’re going to be leaders on the team next year,” Lindgren told the St. Cloud Times …