Red Wings

The Red Wings lost the Montreal Canadiens, 2-1 in overtime.  Henrik Zetterberg scored in the second period.  Zetterberg’s shot went in after the rebound hit a Montreal player.  Wings center Pavel Datsyuk made his season debut and picked up a point with an assist on Zetterberg's goal. That goal held up until late in the third when defenseman Kyle Quincy lost his stick and the Canadiens put the game-winner past Jimmy Howard less than one minute into OT.  Howard turned away 34 of the 36 shots he faced in the loss. The Wings were 0-3 on the power play. 
The Red Wings host Pittsburgh tomorrow night at Joe Louis Arena.

Albion Wildcats to play again

Alumni of Albion High School will field a basketball team to take on the Harlem Ambassadors this Thursday at the former Albion High School.    The Greater Albion Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and the Albion Public Schools are bringing in the team from Chicago, the Harlem Ambassadors.  They play a hilarious game of whacky stunts, alley-oop passes, and thunderous dunks.  Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.   It’s a clean, family-friendly night of popcorn, hotdogs and fun-filled basketball.  The Albion Wildcats, versus the Harlem Ambassadors….Thursday night at 7 at   Albion Community School.

Hunter Pence Homers. Photo by Elsa, Getty Images

World Series 

The Giants got a 7-1 victory over the Royals in Game One of the World Series from Kauffman Stadium.  Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer as part of a three-run first inning.  Pablo Sandoval also drove in two for San Francisco, and a Joe Panik triple made it 6-0.  Madison Bumgarner tossed seven innings of one-run ball, allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out five.  Salvador Perez broke up the shutout with a solo homer in the seventh for Kansas City.  James Shields was tagged for five runs in three-plus innings and suffered the loss.  KC will host Game Two on Wednesday.

Lions

The Detroit Lions face the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium in London Sunday.  The team arrived in the United Kingdom yesterday and their first stop after getting off the plane was at a Play 60 event with school children.  Players are still adjusting to the five hour time change and their new practice facilities and running back Reggie Bush said the trip will definitely have an effect on them, but he's glad they traveled early in the week.   Bush missed part of last week's game against the Saints with an ankle injury, but said he expects to play this weekend.

Volleyball

The Kellogg Community College volleyball team lost its 10th straight Tuesday against Ancilla.  KCC has one match remaining in the regular season — Thursday at home against East Division-leading Mott.  The Lady Bruins will miss the playoffs for the third straight season.

Calhoun Christian won two on Tuesday… beating Bellevue 2-0 and Will Carleton Academy 3-0.  Mai Moody led the Cougars with 12 kills while Denise Penrod had 16 aces and 11 assists. The Cougars are 20-5 on the year and 8-1 in the Mid South, and are tied with Friday’s opponent,  Rudolf Steiner.

Union City 3, Reading 0.  Haley Harty with seven kills and 12 digs. Haley McIntosh had nine kills and six digs.

Quincy 3, Homer 0

High School Football Rankings

In Division 7, undefeated Union City climbed two spots into a tie for No. 6.

In Division 8, 7-1 Climax-Scotts dropped five spots to No. 10, after the Panthers lost 28-0 to Spring Lake.

Undefeated St. Philip stayed at No. 4 in the 8-Player Division.

6-1 Lakeview received votes in the Division 2 poll after its 35-0 shutout over the previously ranked St. Joe Bears.  This Friday, WBCK will broadcast the Lakeview game, as the Spartans travel to Gull Lake.

Detroit Pistons

The Pistons host the 76ers at The Palace Thursday to wrap up preseason play and start the regular season on the road against the Nuggets in Denver next Wednesday.

Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to our WBCK/Meijer Athlete of the Week,  Max Perrin.   The Junior from Climax-Scotts  is competing for the Battle Creek Central Bearcats in Girls Swimming.  She is one of several students that  co-op with the Bearcats and has shined in the 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle, where she took home All-City titles.  Perrin also broke BC Central's school record for the 200 free-style last year as a sophomore.

Go on line today to nominate our WBCK/Meijer Athlete of the Week!  We want to salute local kids who are working hard both on and off the field, and it’s easy to nominate someone you think is deserving of an award.  The winner will get mentioned on WBCK and at wbckfm.com and also get a trophy from Recognition Inc. in Battle Creek. We’ll announce a new WBCK/Meijer Athlete of the Week each Wednesday.

Win WMU Tix

Congratulations to Ron Brown and Brian Rawson-Ketchum, online winners of tickets to Saturday’s  WMU Bronco Game versus Ohio U!  Listen to the WBCK morning show on Thursday for your chance to win tickets to Saturday's game at Waldo Stadium.