Sports: High School Rankings, Scores
Harper Creek is 4th in State Division 3 rankings. Jackson Lumen-Christi is second in Division 6. Union City is 6th in Division 7. Mendon is third and Climax-Scotts is 5th in Division 8. Bellevue is ranked 5th in the 8-player division.
The KCC Lady Bruins’ volleyball team improved to 11-3 after sweeping Lake Michigan College in three at Benton Harbor. Kim Kussler had 12 kills, and Kealy Oday had 31 assists. KCC is 6-3 in conference play.
Niles 4, Battle Creek Central 2
Portage Central 6, Lakeview 0
Marshall 6, Hastings 1
Pennfield 3, Jackson NW 3
The Cubs did not clinch the NL Central on Wednesday, and now have a five game lead in the Central division. They can clinch the division title today. The Brewers won their game, but didn’t gain ground on Colorado in the Wild Card race. The Rockies have a 1 ½ game lead over Milwaukee for the final Wild Card spot in the National League. The Cardinals are 2 ½ games out.
The Red Wings host Chicago on Thursday night and Toronto on Friday at Little Caesar’s Arena. They are 2-2-1 in pre-season play.
The regular season starts at the new arena October 5th against the Wild.
The Pistons open the regular season at little Caesar’s Arena October 18th against Charlotte. Their first home exhibition game is also against the Hornets on Oct. 4.
The Lions play at Minnesota next Sunday.
Michigan is off this week, while Michigan State will host Iowa. 95.3 WBCK will bring you the Spartan game Saturday at 2:30. The following week is the Michigan-Michigan State game in Ann Arbor, and it’ll be a nationally televised night game….only the fourth in U of M history.
Western Michigan is now 2-2 on the season and will begin defending its Mid-American Conference championship Saturday when it hosts Ball State.
The Tigers dropped their eighth straight, losing a 2-1 game to the Royals in Kansas City. Anibal Sanchez pitched well once again, but Tiger batters hit into five double plays and managed to score just one run. Ian Kinsler had two hits and knocked in the only Tigers’ run. It was Kinsler’s 600th plate appearance this season, vesting his contract for next year at $11 million. Sanchez pitched six innings, scattering 7 hits and striking out 6. He walked one and didn’t allow any home runs. It was his third straight quality start. Jason Vargas tied for the major league lead with his 18th victory for the Royals, who were eliminated from the playoffs last night. Several of the Royals’ top players will be free agents next season. After two more in Kansas City, the Tigers will play their final three games of the season in Minnesota this weekend. The Twins have clinched at least a tie for the final wild card spot. Jordan Zimmerman starts for the Tigers tonight in KC. Hear the game at 7:50 on 95.3 WBCK.