Sports: Red Wings Fall, 1-0 in Buffalo
The Red Wings lost 1-0 in Buffalo. It was the fifth straight loss for Detroit. Benoit Pouliot scored on a rebound shot in the second period as he stuffed a wraparound behind goalie Jimmy Howard. With just more than three minutes left in the second, goalie Robin Lehner denied Red Wings forward Martin Frk with a left pad save on a 2-on-1 chance. He also had a big save on a Henrik Zetterberg shot late in the game. Jimmy Howard had 31 saves in goal for the Wings. The Sabres had never beaten Howard in regulation. The veteran goalie still has never allowed more than two goals in regulation against the Sabres. The Red Wings play at the Tampa Bay on Thursday night in the second of a three-game road trip.
The Los Angeles Dodgers won game 1 of the World Series, 3-1 win over the Houston Astros. Clayton Kershaw tossed seven stellar innings and Justin Turner launched a tiebreaking homer. Kershaw, the three-time Cy Young Award winner, struck out 11 and allowed only three hits, including Alex Bregman's game-tying homer in the fourth inning. L.A. took a very early lead as Chris Taylor homered on the first pitch thrown by losing pitcher Dallas Keuchel. The 103-degree temperature at first pitch is the warmest in World Series history. Former Tiger Curtis Granderson was left off the Dodgers’ post-season roster, as Manager Dave Roberts made room for Corey Seager and pitcher Brandon McCarthy. Justin Verlander will start game 2 for Houston. Verlander has won all nine of his appearances since being acquired by Houston on August 31st. The Dodgers will start left-hander Rich Hill.
The KCC Volleyball team ended the regular season with a decisive win in three at Ancilla College. With the win, KCC finishes at 20-8 and 10-6 in conference play. Hannah Landis had 15 kills, and Kealy O’Day had 34 assists. The team plays in a Regional tournament next week Thursday against Glenn Oaks Community College.
The Pistons host the Timberwolves tonight at Little Caesar’s Arena in Detroit.
The Lions host the Steelers this Sunday at Ford Field. The team released punter Jeff Locke. Locke averaged 45.3 yards a punt for the Lions on 27 attempts this season. Sam Martin, the team's regular punter, has been on the reserve/non-football injury list but was at practice Monday.
High School Playoffs
High School Football playoffs were announced Sunday night by the MHSAA. Ten area schools are in, including two from Battle Creek.
Coldwater (6-3) at 4th-ranked Harper Creek (9-0) 6:35pm this Friday on 95.3 WBCK.
St. Philip (5-4) at Flint International Academy (7-2)
Lansing Catholic (7-2) at Olivet (8-1)
Delton-Kellogg (5-4) at Parchment (6-3)
Athens (5-4) at Pittsford (8-1)
Fulton (5-4) at #9 Climax-Scotts (7-2)
Webberville (5-4) at #3 Bellevue (8-1)
Homer (6-3) at Cassopolis (8-1)
10th-ranked Union City (7-2) at Reading (7-2)
Maple Valley (5-4) at Hartford (6-3)
MSU is at Northwestern….2pm on 95.3 WBCK. The Spartans are 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the Big 10, along with Penn State and Ohio State. Michigan State is No. 1 in the conference in total defense, but the Spartans are 12th in scoring and ninth in passing. Hear the Mark Dantonio Show this Thursday at 7.
Michigan hosts Rutgers this Saturday…11am on 104-9 the Edge. Both teams are 2-2 in Big Ten play. The Wolverines have lost two of their last three games. Michigan is two games behind division leaders.
The WMU Broncos are off this weekend and Host CMU on Wednesday November 1st at Waldo Stadium. (8pm). The Broncos will play the rest of the season without junior quarterback Jon Wassink, who broke a collarbone in the win over EMU. Freshman Reece Goddard takes over for the Broncos. Western is 3-1 in the MAC. CMU is 4-4 overall and 2-2 in Conference play.