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BREAKING NEWS

Basketball trip went ‘really well’

ScuttleBu(r)t …

Kingsford’s Courtney Qualley and Team Michigan completed their European basketball adventure with an 8-5 record. The U.P. girls spent 14 days in three European countries.

“Considering the talent we played, we did really well,” Team Michigan Coach Lisa Coombs-Gerou told Cremsburg of The Mining Journal.

Team Michigan earned a bronze medal at Finland’s Delfin Tournament where 290 teams from 11 countries competed.

“It was a great opportunity to learn more about life and each other,” Coombs-Gerou said.

Courtney held a trip fund-raiser at Dalla’s Diner in Quinnesec that was a great success …

A big thank you to Coleen Denamur for dropping off several Packer schedules including the NBC 26 Tundra Tailgate Guide. There’s a must-eat recipe for beer glazed brats & sauerkraut.

Interested Packer backers can find them in The Daily News editorial department …

I’m looking forward to reading Tom Shanahan’s “Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, The Integration of College Football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans.”

There’s a chapter on Ironwood’s Pat Gallinagh and mentions of Kingsford’s Dick Berlinski, both former Spartans, in the book.

We’ll have much more when the review copy arrives. Would be kind of neat if we could get Raye, Gallinagh and Berlinski together for a book signing …

Champ Goldy, 97, of Haddonfield, N.J., has registered nearly 300 medals in masters track meets since taking up the sport at age 70.

“I’ve gotten a lot of gold,” he told the Camden Courier-Post. “But at my age, sometimes I don’t have a lot of competition.” …

Niagara’s Jamie Vandenberg, a role model in every aspect, was among 37 University of Minnesota track & field student athletes to earn Academic All-Big Ten. The senior kinesiology major ran mid-distance for the track squad and also participated in cross country.

Jamie, according to Wisconsin’s finest newspaper columnist not named Bob McGinn,” will “join the Athletes in Action mission and spend the next year or two in Puerto Rico.”

Seems like only yesterday that I asked Jamie, after winning one of her five state track titles, to show up for a photo in front of the “ball monuments” near the bank. She arrived pedaling her bike with all the gusto of a champion.

By the way, thanks to “Grip” for providing insight on Niagara’s Bret St. Arnauld coaching football at Delavan-Darien …

From the late comedian Sid Caesar: “Everybody wants to have a goal. Then you get to that goal, and then you gotta get to another goal. But in between goals is a thing called life that has to be lived – and if you don’t, you’re a fool.” …