Sports: Izzo to Michigan Hall of Fame
Michigan Hall of Fame
Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo is among the newest members elected to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. The eight-man class also includes Sergei Fedorov, Barry Larkin, Derek Jeter and Mike Modano. All have local ties. Inductions are February 12th at Motor City Casino.
The Michigan State Spartans next exhibition game is Friday night against St. Cloud State in East Lansing.
The Red Wings lose in Ottawa 3-1. Detroit's only goal came off the stick of Henrik Zetterberg. Jimmy Howard gave up two goals as the Red Wings were outshot 16-2 in the first period. Coach Mike Babcock says it was the worst his team has looked so far this season. The Wings play the Rangers in New York tonight and then head home for four games at Joe Louis Arena starting Friday against the New Jersey Devils. The Wings also host Tampa Bay, Chicago and Montreal on the home Stand.
The Pistons look for their first win of the season as they host the Knicks tonight. The Knicks are 2-and-2 after last night's loss to the Wizards in New York.
Tigers' designated hitter Victor Martinez is a finalist for the American League MVP Award.
"V-Mart" hit .335 with 32 home runs and 103 RBI this season, helping Detroit win the Central Division. The other finalists are the Angels’ outfielder Mike Trout and Indians’ outfielder Michael Brantley.
The Tigers had three finalists but no winners for defensive excellence. First baseman Miguel Cabrera, second baseman Ian Kinsler and catcher Alex Avila were all up for Gold Gloves, but lost out to KC's Eric Hosmer, Boston's Dustin Pedroia and KC's Salvador Perez, respectively.
#8 Michigan State hosts #16 Ohio State Saturday in East Lansing in a battle of 7-1 teams.
Michigan will try to even their record at 5 and 5 wine they play Northwestern Saturday.
Peterson Case Settled
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson won't be doing jail time in his child abuse case. On Tuesday Peterson pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor reckless assault charge. He was indicted by a grand jury after being accused of using a switch to discipline his four-year-old son. The judge placed Peterson on two years' probation, fined him four-thousand-dollars and ordered him to serve 80 hours of community service.
The Lions host the Dolphins on Sunday.
In District Volleyball ….
Lakeview swept Gull Lake in 3. Mei Komoto had 17 digs, 13 assists, and four aces. Anne Sangliana had 11 kills.
The Battle Creek Central Bearcats saw their season end, losing to Loy Norrix. 3-1.
Climax-Scotts beat Martin in 3.
Calhoun Christian beat Kalamazoo Heritage Christian 3-2. Kirby Frodge had 14 kills and 13 digs. Denise Penrod with 19 assists and 13 digs. Mai Moody had eight aces. Tomorrow, Calhoun Christian plays at Climax-Scotts.
Pennfield will face Marshall today.
St. Philip plays Jackson Christian.
Delton Kellogg plays Harper Creek.
Bronson plays Homer.
Galesburg-Augusta takes on Springport.
Bellevue faces Tekonsha.
High School Football
Lakeview hosts (7-3) Portage Northern on Friday night. The Spartans’ lone loss this season was to Portage Northern in the opening game of the season. We’ll have the game on WBCK.
Harper Creek is at Eaton Rapids on Friday night.
Climax-Scotts travels to Mendon this Saturday 1pm.
St. Philip will host Lawrence, the only team to beat them this season. Friday night at 7pm.
Olivet plays at Lansing Catholic on Friday night.
Athlete of the Week
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.