Sports: Wings Lose in Shoot-Out
The Red Wings lost a shootout in Buffalo, 3-2. Tomas Tatar and Pavel Datsyuk scored in regulation for Detroit. Jimmy Howard had 19 saves but couldn’t hold the 2-1 lead in the third. The Sabres took care of business in the shootout. The Wings play in Ottawa on Tuesday night.
District Volleyball play starts tonight. Pennfield is at Comstock. The winner will face Marshall on Wednesday. Delton Kellogg and Parchment play tonight, and the winner takes on Harper Creek on Wednesday. Tomorrow night, BC Central plays Loy Norrix and Lakeview takes on Gull Lake.
St. Philip will host a Class D district, with Marshall Academy and Tekonsha tonight. The Tigers begin play on Wednesday against Jackson Christian.
Calhoun Christian will compete at the Class D district at Climax-Scotts tomorrow against Kalamazoo Heritage Christian.
MSU starts the basketball season tonight, as Tom Izzo’s team plays The Master’s College in an exhibition game at the Breslin Center. Denise Kenney won two tickets to tonight’s game on WBCK.
Jimmie Johnson won Sunday's AAA Texas 500, followed by Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski. Johnson scored his record fourth Sprint Cup Series win at Texas, including his third straight in the fall race. Jeff Gordon approached Keselowski on pit road following the race then a brawl between both drivers and their pit crews ensued. The third Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship is at Phoenix on Sunday.
Michigan State hosts Ohio State Saturday in East Lansing. Both teams are 7-1. MSU is ranked 6th in the latest Amway Coaches Poll, released Sunday. Ohio State is ranked 11th in the new poll. Mississippi State is ranked number one and Florida is second. Michigan will try to even their record at 5 and 5 wine they play Northwestern Saturday.
Greg Monroe returned from a two-game suspension to put up a double-double with 18 points and 11 boards, but the Pistons lost on Saturday to fall to 0-and-3. Detroit will host the Knicks on Wednesday.
The NFC North leading Lions were off this weekend and host the Dolphins on Sunday. The Dolphins have won four out of their last five games and rolled past San Diego 37-0 on Sunday. Lion’s defensive tackle C-J Mosely was sent home from London last week and suspended for two games because of "conduct detrimental to the team." ESPN reports that marijuana was discovered in his hotel room. Tonight, the Giants host the Colts on Monday night football.
Ryan Moore repeats as champion at the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Inbee Park nearly lost her 4-stroke lead during the final round Sunday, but a late birdie helped her fend off Stacy Lewis and win the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship.
Lauren Hill Game
Despite given just months to live by her doctors, Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill was able to fulfill her hoop dreams on Sunday night -- scoring the first basket of the n-c-a-a basketball season. The 19-year old freshman from Indiana put her team on the board with a left-handed lay-up just 17 seconds into their game against Hiram College. Hill was diagnosed with an inoperable form of brain cancer last fall. Due to her condition, the n-c-a-a allowed both schools to move their first game up by two weeks to give her a chance to play. News of the game sparked so much demand that nearby Xavier University offered their stadium to accommodate the more than ten-thousand fans who showed up to support her. Mount St. Joseph's beat Hiram 66 to 55.
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.
Harper Creek is at Eaton Rapids.
Climax-Scotts travels to Mendon this Saturday 1pm
St. Philip will host Lawrence, the only team to beat them this season.
Olivet plays at Lansing Catholic this week.
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.