Sports: Red Wings Win Fifth Straight, 4-2
The Red Wings beat 4-2 Carolina at Joe Louis Arena for their fifth straight win. Dylan Larkin scored two goals to lead the Wings. Andreas Athanasiou had a goal and an assist and Thomas Vanek scored his fourth of the season for Detroit. Petr Mrazek made 28 saves for the Red Wings. The Wings will head to St. Louis for a game on Thursday.
The Pistons start the season in Toronto tonight. Last year, the Pistons made the playoffs for the first time in seven seasons. They were eliminated by the World Champion Cleveland Cavaliers in four games. The home opener is Friday as the Orlando Magic come to the Palace of Auburn Hills.
Suburban Detroit officials say they rejected a $384 million offer in June to buy the Palace of Auburn Hills. The idea was to lease the Palace back to the team, but Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson says he was "not real happy" with the risk of owning a stadium "and not owning the team." For the past several years, there have been rumors that the team might re-locate to downtown Detroit.
Cavs Win and Get Rings
The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the New York Knicks 117-88, right across the road from Progressive Field where the Indians were winning Game 1 of the World Series.
The Indians beat the Cubs 6-0 in game one of the World Series in Cleveland. Corey Kluber worked six-plus innings and backup catcher Roberto Perez had a big night at the plate. Perez smacked a solo homer to make it 3-0 in the fourth inning and capped the scoring with a three-run blast in the eighth. Kluber held the Cubs to four hits and became the first pitcher in postseason history to strike out eight over the first three innings.
Game 2 is tonight in Cleveland, with a threat of rain in the forecast. The starting time has been moved up an hour to 7pm to try and beat the rain.
Marshall’s boys’ soccer to Mattawan 2-1 in a regional semi-final at Vicksburg High School. The Redhawks finish the season 17-4-2.
KCC’s volleyball team lost to Muskegon Community College in 3 to fall to 4-22 on the season. Their final game of the season and the final game ever at Miller Gym is Thursday at 6:30. KCC hopes to pack the Gym to give it a send-off, as they take on Mott Community College. The school says the gym has become outdated and inefficient from a facility operation standpoint. After reviewing multiple design options, they determined that a replacement would be more cost-effective than renovating the 50 year old building.
Lakeview went 2-0 after beating Gull Lake and Niles at the Gull Lake Tournament. Karli Kucharczyk led the Spartans with 33 kills. St. Philip went 0-2 in the tournament, losing to Gull Lake and Niles.
Climax-Scotts beat Burr Oak in 3. The Panthers were led by McKenzie Hennessy with 11 kills, one ace and 12 digs.
Tekonsha lost to Camden-Frontier in three.
The Detroit Lions have traded linebacker Kyle Van Noy to the New England Patriots. The Lions also signed linebacker Josh Bynes yesterday. Detroit drafted Van Noy out of BYU in the second round with the 40th overall pick in 2014 and he didn't appear to pan out as a key player. Van Noy became a first-time starter this season and had 23 tackles. The Lions hit the road to face Houston this weekend. Broadcast time is 12 noon Sunday on WBCK.
Michigan looks to avenge last year’s botched punt loss to Michigan State this Saturday in East Lansing. WBCK will have the Michigan-Michigan State game this Saturday morning at 10:30. Catch the Mark Dantonio Show Thursday night at 7 on WBCK.