Red Wings

The Red Wings beat the Capitals 4-2 in Washington.  Gustav Nyquist lit the lamp in the second for the Wings.  Justin Abdelkader scored twice during a three-goal third period and had the eventual game winner.  Pavel Datsyuk added a goal in the final minute.  Jimmy Howard halted 25 of the 27 shots he faced in the victory. The Red Wings are back home to host the Los Angeles Kings tomorrow night.

Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Detroit Pistons

The Nuggets outscored the Pistons by eight in the fourth quarter to grab an 89-79 win. Josh Smith led Detroit with 25 points on 9-of-22 shooting but only had three assists. The Pistons take on the Timberwolves tonight in Minnesota.  The home opener is Saturday against Brooklyn.

World Series 

The San Francisco Giants have won their third World Series title in five years, a 3-2 win to take game 7. Michael Morse drove in two runs including a go-ahead RBI-single in the fourth. Despite just two days of rest, Madison Bumgarner came on in relief and threw the final five scoreless innings to earn the save and MVP honors. He went 2-and-0 while giving up just one run over 21 innings against the Royals.  Jeremy Affeldt got the win, in relief of starter Tim Hudson, who wasn’t around long.  At 39, Tim Hudson became the oldest pitcher to start a Game Seven in the Series. He yielded two runs in just an inning-and-two-thirds.  Pablo Sandoval finished 3-for-3 with two runs scored for the Giants, who earned their eighth crown overall. Sandoval set a Major League record with 26 postseason hits.  It was the Royal’s first appearance in the post season since 1985.

Thursday Night Football

"Thursday Night Football" features New Orleans at the Carolina Panthers.

Maddon to Manage Cubs

It looks like Joe Maddon will be managing in the Windy City.

Former Tampa Bay Rays skipper Joe Maddon is about to become the skipper of the Chicago Cubs and one of the highest-paid managers in baseball.

Volleyball

St. Phillip lost to Bronson in 4.  The Tigers won the first game, but lost the next three. Bronson then lost their second match to Sturgis in 5.

Union City 3, Homer 1. Haley McIntosh led the Chargers with 15 kills and 16 digs.

Athlete of the Week

This week's WBCK/Meijer Athlete of the Week is Harper Creek senior Coleton Swims.  He started the season at quarterback, but moved into the backfield due to injuries and gained 777 yards on the season, rushing for over 100 yards in four of the final six games.  Coleton also plays for the Lacrosse team.

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.

College Football

Michigan is back at the "Big House" this Saturday hosting Indiana.

Eighth-ranked Michigan State is off this week and play at 13th-ranked Ohio State November 8th.

High School Football

Friday games….

7-1 Lakeview will host 6-3 Mattawan.  That’ll be our WBCK radio game, Friday at 6:35.  Lakeview defeated Mattawan by 26 points in the regular season.

Harper Creek (5-4) at Plainwell (8-1)

St. Philip (8-1) will host Waldron (7-2) in the first round. The Tigers defeated Waldron three weeks ago.

Climax-Scotts (8-1) will host Pittsford (7-2).  Climax-Scotts beat Pittsford by 30 earlier in the season.

Homer (7-2) at Hudson (8-1).

Union City (8-1) is home against Pewamo-Westphalia (7-2)

Saturday Games….

Stockbridge (6-3) at Olivet (7-2).  Saturday at 1pm.

Colon (5-3) at Mendon (8-1). Saturday at 1pm.

Nascar -Martinsville

The Chase heads to Texas next weekend for the second of three races in the Eliminator Round.

Lions

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).

WMU-EMU

The WMU Broncos host EMU on November 15th.  Win tickets at wbckfm.com

Bowling Night

Join us at Nottke's Tuesday nights at 6 and hang out with the radio crew on the WBCK/Mix 104.9 Bowling Night.