Sports: Royals Stay Alive
The Kansas City Royals stayed alive with a 10-0 shutout of the San Francisco Giants in Game Six of the World Series. Lorenzo Cain and Eric Hosmer drove in two runs each during a seven-run second inning to chase starter Jake Peavy. Peavy gave up 5 runs on 6 hits in just an inning and a third. Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-3 with two walks and three RBI. Mike Moustakas homered, doubled and drove in two for KC. Yordano Ventura pitched a strong 7 innings for the win, giving up no runs and just 3 hits. Its game seven tonight in KC.
The Red Wings play in Washington tonight. Both teams are 4-2-2 on the season so far. The Wings sent forward Stephen Weiss to Grand Rapids for a conditioning stint. He’s expected back this weekend, so the Wings still have a roster decision to make when they activate Johan Franzen.
Gordie Howe has a Stroke
Detroit Red Wings great Gordie Howe is recovering from a serious stroke. Howe suffered a stroke on Sunday in Texas and has lost some function on one side of his body and has difficulty speaking.
The Pistons are on the road to start the regular season tonight in Denver. This marks the first game for new Detroit head coach Stan Van Gundy. After the game with the Nuggets, they’ll stop off in Minnesota tomorrow and head home for the home opener on Saturday against Brooklyn. The Pistons finished last season with a 29-and-53 record, and have missed the playoffs the last five seasons.
The NBA season is underway after three games were played Tuesday night:
New Orleans Pelicans 101, Orlando Magic 84
San Antonio Spurs 101, Dallas Mavericks 100
Houston Rockets 108, LA Lakers 90. The Lakers lose power forward Julius Randle with a broken leg.
Michigan State is resting with a bye coming up on Saturday. The eighth-ranked Spartans have won six straight and play at 13th-ranked Ohio State November 8th. Michigan is back at the "Big House" this Saturday hosting Indiana.
The College Football Playoff selection committee released its first top-25 poll of the season Tuesday. Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Ole Miss are in line to compete in college football's final four this season. The College Football Playoff selection committee will release a new poll each week until ultimately selecting which four teams will compete in the national semifinals on Sunday, December 7th.
St. Philip split two matches as they beat St. Joseph 3-1 but lost to Grand Rapids Christian 1-3. Abby McKinzie had 38 kills, 29 digs and six aces.
Delton Kellogg beat Comstock in 3. Faith Ferris with 12 kills.
Marshall Academy 3, New Covenant Christian, 0 Maddy Swan 12 kills Carley Travis 8 Aces
Calhoun Christian 3, Factoryville 0. Mai Moody had 12 kills.
Athens 3, Reading 0 Teasha Swank had 21 kills, six digs and three blocks
Union City 3, Homer 1.
Reports say Lions’ defensive tackle Nick Fairley is expected to miss four to five weeks with sprained knee ligaments. The NFC North leading Lions are off this week and host the Dolphins November 9th.
MSU Basketball Tickets
The Calhoun County MSU Club will be drawing for 4 tickets to the first two MSU Basketball Exhibition Games! Just go to wbckfm.com and click and “Like” the MSU Club’s Facebook page to qualify for the drawing!
Two Lucky Winners will be announced on WBCK on Friday, October 31, 2014. One winner will get 4 tickets to the MSU v. The Master’s College game on Monday, November 3rd….the other winner will get 4 tickets to the MSU v. St. Cloud State game on Friday, November 7th. (Parking pass not included).
*Tickets will be available for pick-up at WBCK Radio Station – photo i.d. will be required for claim and pick-up
The WMU Broncos host EMU on November 15th. Win tickets at wbckfm.com
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
High School Football Pairings
7-1 Lakeview will host Mattawan (6-3) in the first round at 7 p.m. Friday. That’ll be our WBCK radio game, Friday at 6:35. Lakeview defeated Mattawan 38-12 in the regular season.
Harper Creek (5-4) at Plainwell (8-1) Friday at 7pm.
St. Philip (8-1) will host Waldron (7-2) in the first round. The Tigers defeated Waldron three weeks ago. Friday at 7pm.
Climax-Scotts (8-1) will host Pittsford (7-2). Climax-Scotts beat Pittsford 44-14 in a regular season game. Friday at 7pm.
Homer (7-2) at Hudson (8-1). Friday at 7pm.
Union City (8-1) is home against Pewamo-Westphalia (7-2) Friday at 7pm.
Stockbridge (6-3) at Olivet (7-2). Saturday at 1pm.
Colon (5-3) at Mendon (8-1). Saturday at 1pm.
The Chase heads to Texas next weekend for the second of three races in the Eliminator Round.