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Area Scoreboard (2/23)

Wisconsin Boys High School Basketball

  • Mineral Point 82, Cuba City 74, OT
  • Boscobel 61, Riverdale 53
  • Darlington 80, Iowa-Grant 46
  • Fennimore 61, Southwestern 50
  • Platteville 68, River Valley 52
  • Potosi 69, River Ridge 55
  • Prairie du Chien 56, Lancaster 50

Rams and Mustangs Host Substate Semi-Finals Tonight

The Senior Rams and Hempstead Mustangs open up post season play tonight hosting 4-A Substate Semi-Final games. The Rams will welcome the Bettendorf Bulldogs to Nora Gym. AM 1370 and kdth.com will broadcast the game with pregame at 6:45pm.

The Hempstead Mustangs are the number 2 seed in Substate 2 and play host to a familiar foe in Waterloo West.

Winners tonight advance to the Substate Finals on Tuesday evening.

Big Weekend for Fighting Saints

The Dubuque Fighting Saints have a two game homes stand this weekend. The Saints will welcome the Sioux Falls Stampede to Mystique Community Ice Center tonight and tomorrow night at 7:05. Going into the weekend the Fighting Saints find themselves in the midst of a heated battle for first place in the USHL Eastern Conference. Dubuque with 48 standings points finds themselves just one point behind co-conference leaders Youngstown and Team USA.

Sioux Falls has 53 points and are tied for 2nd in the Western Conference with Waterloo trailing conference leader Omaha by 7 points.

Western Dubuque Boys Bowling Wins State Title

The Western Dubuque High School boys bowling team are state champions for a third time. The Bobcats rolled their way to the Class 2-A title yesterday at the state tournament at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo. The Bobcats totaled 3160, 25 better than 2nd place Ottumwa. Drew Naderman led the way with 513 which tied him for 3rd.

The Western Dubuque girls finished fifth in the team competition with a 2,629, Morgan Theisen, led the way individually with a 405 for eighth place.

Loras Men and Women’s Basketball Eliminated from IIAC Tourney

The Loras College men’s and women’s basketball teams are out of the Iowa Conference Tournament after loses last night in the semi-finals

In men’s action, Loras the number 2 seed stumbled against 6th seed Central losing 113-108. The Duhawk men end their season with a record of 19-and-7

In women’s action; the Duhawks, the number 4 seed lost at number one seed and undefeated Wartburg 63-46. The Duhawk women concluded with a 17-and-10 record.

Medal switch…US short of goal…New NBA misconduct hotline

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) – The International Olympic Committee says a ceremony has been scheduled to give Norway’s mixed doubles curlers the bronze medal stripped from the Russian team over doping. Veteran goaltender Vasily Koshechkin stopped all 31 shots he faced to put the Russians into the men’s gold medal hockey game with a 3-0 shutout against the Czech Republic in the semifinals. Canada and Germany’s semifinal is later Friday.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) – Leaders at the U.S. Olympic Committee projected Team USA to win 37 medals at the Pyeongchang Games – a goal the U.S. will not come close to reaching when the Olympics close on Sunday. The Associated Press obtained a slide that was presented to the USOC board in meetings last year, and used to set expectations and funding levels for the Winter Games. Heading into the final 48 hours of action, the United States had 21 medals. The U.S. has placed fourth or fifth in 21 events.

UNDATED (AP) – The NBA is establishing a confidential hotline for league and team employees to report concerns about misconduct in their workplace. The move comes after a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile environment for women in the Dallas Mavericks organization. Commissioner Adam Silver sent the memo to teams detailing hotline plans and asking them to review its respect in the workplace policies. The league says “respect and integrity are core NBA values.”

UNDATED (AP) – Two top 10 teams saw action in NCAA hoops. Killian Tillie scored 17 points, Rui Hachimura added 16 and No. 6 Gonzaga beat San Diego 77-72 . Carsen Edwards scored a career-high 40 points and Dakota Mathias added 18 to help No. 9 Purdue outlast Illinois in a 93-86. In other games, No. 11 Cincinnati beat Connecticut 77-52, No. 22 St. Mary’s handled Pepperdine 75-61, No. Arizona beat Oregon State 75-65 and Memphis got an upset win over No. 23 Houston 91-85.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Adam Vinatieri has signed a one-year contract extension with the Indianapolis Colts. At 45, Vinatieri will again be the league’s oldest player. The kicker has 2,487 points and needs 58 to pass Morten Andersen as top scorer. Vinatieri has played most of his career with the Colts. They signed him as a free agent in 2006 after he won three Super Bowl rings with New England.

National Scoreboard (2/23)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Charlotte 111 Brooklyn 96
Final N-Y Knicks 120 Orlando 113
Final Washington 110 Cleveland 103
Final Philadelphia 116 Chicago 115
Final Oklahoma City 110 Sacramento 107
Final Golden State 134 L.A. Clippers 127


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Philadelphia 2 Columbus 1
Final Minnesota 4 New Jersey 2
Final SO Toronto 4 N-Y Islanders 3
Final Florida 3 Washington 2
Final OT Buffalo 3 Detroit 2
Final Montreal 3 N-Y Rangers 1
Final Tampa Bay 4 Ottawa 3
Final Nashville 7 San Jose 1
Final OT Edmonton 3 Colorado 2
Final Calgary 5 Arizona 2
Final Dallas 2 L.A. Kings 0


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (6) Gonzaga 77 San Diego 72
Final (9) Purdue 93 Illinois 86
Final (11) Cincinnati 77 UConn 52
Final OT (14) Arizona 75 Oregon St. 65
Final (22) Saint Mary’s (Cal) 75 Pepperdine 61
Final Memphis 91 (23) Houston 85

Badgers Top Northwestern-Illinois Falls to #9 Purdue

Happ leads Wisconsin past Northwestern, 70-64

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) – Ethan Happ scored 19 points and put his unique blend of skills on display to ruin Northwestern’s Senior Night and lead Wisconsin to a 70-64 victory over the Wildcats on Thursday.

Khalil Iverson had 16 points and lightly used 7-footer Andy Van Vliet added 14 for the Badgers (14-16, 7-10 Big Ten), who put together their first three-game winning streak of the conference season.

UP NEXT  The Badgers will host Michigan State in their regular-season finale on Sunday.  The Wildcats visit Iowa on Sunday to conclude their regular-season schedule.

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Edwards scores 40 points, No. 9 Purdue beats Illinois 93-86

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – Carsen Edwards scored career-high 40 points to help No. 9 Purdue outlast Illinois in a 93-86 victory on Thursday night.

Leron Black led Illinois with 28 points, notching his fourth-consecutive 20-point game.

Illinois hits the road to face Rutgers on Sunday.

 

Dubuque Hosting NCAA D-3 Wrestling Regional

The Five Flags Civic Center Arena will welcome 17 NCAA Division 3 wrestling teams for the Lower Midwest Regional Tournament on Saturday and Sunday. The 17 teams competing include wrestlers from the host Loras,  also Dubuque and the other Iowa Conference schools.

Preliminary first round matches start at 1 o’clock on Saturday and continuing through the day. Sunday’s action starts with the championship semi-finals and third round consolation at 11 o’clock, at 1 o’clock is the consolation semi-finals. The championship/3rd place and 5th place matches for each weight class starts at 2:30. Wrestlers will be attempting to advance to the NCAA D-3 Nationals Tournament in Cleveland, Ohio March 9th thru 10th.

Cascade State Girls Basketball

After the Regional Final games were completed last night the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released the pairings for the State Basketball Tournament next week. The only area team earning a spot is Cascade. The Cougars (22-3) have drawn the number three seed in the 2-A tournament field and will play at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning against the number six seed Dike-New Hartford. The winner plays at 11:45 next Friday against the winner of the match-up between number two seed Panorama and number seven seed North Union. The state championship game will be next Saturday evening at 5 o’clock.

Here are all the brackets for the Girls State Basketball Tournament next week:

 http://ighsau.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/18BBBrackets.pdf

 

National Scoreboard

NHL

Chicago 3, Ottawa 2 (SO)

Anaheim 2, Dallas 0

Vegas 7, Calgary 3

NCAA Top 25

#1 Virginia 65, Georgia Tech 54

#3 Villanova 93, DePaul 62

#4 Xavier 89, Georgetown 77

#5 Duke 82, Louisville 56

Oklahoma State 79, #7 Texas Tech 71

#10 North Carolina 78, Syracuse 74

#12 Auburn 90, Alabama 71

#13 Wichita State 93, Tulane 86

Virginia Tech 65, #15 Clemson 58

#17 Michigan 72, Penn State 63

#19 Tennessee 62, Florida 57

#20 Nevada 80, San Jose State 67

US Snaps Canada’s Streak, Wins Women’s Hockey Gold…Shiffrin Earns Silver in Combined…Cuban Fined for “Tanking” Comments

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) – The United States women’s hockey team has claimed its first Olympic gold medal in 20 years by downing Canada, 3-2 in a shootout. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored in the first extra round after her twin sister, Monique Lamoureux-Morando, tied it with six minutes left in regulation. Canada had won the previous four gold medals since the Americans captured the inaugural women’s Olympic hockey tournament at Nagano.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) – U.S. freestyle David Wise has won the gold medal in the men’s halfpipe for the second straight Olympics, Wise wiped out on his first two runs before sneaking past countryman and silver medalist Alex Ferreira on his third with a score of 97.20. It’s the seventh gold medal for the U.S. in Pyeongchang, five of which have come at Phoenix Snow Park.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) – Mikaela Shiffrin came away with a silver medal in the women’s combined, which was won by Michelle Gisen of Switzerland. Lindsey Vonn led after the downhill portion, but she skied out in the slalom. Gisin turned in a nearly flawless performance as she finished in a combined time of 2 minutes, 20.90 seconds to eclipse the silver-medalist Shiffrin by 0.97 seconds.

DALLAS (AP) – Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been fined $600,000 by the NBA for comments about tanking during a podcast with Hall of Famer Julius Erving. Cuban said during the 30-minute interview that he met recently with some of his players and told them “losing is our best option.” Commissioner Adam Silver said the fine was for “public statements detrimental to the NBA.”

UNDATED (AP) – The Carolina Panthers have re-hired Marty Hurney as their general manager, marking his second full-time stint in that capacity. Hurney previously worked for the Panthers from 1998-2012, beginning as GM in 2002. He rejoined the Panthers last July as on an interim basis and was reinstated last week after an NFL investigation found no wrongdoing into charges of harassment by his ex-wife.

Area Scoreboard (2/22)

 

Girls High School Basketball

Iowa Class 5A Regional Final

Cedar Falls 62, Hempstead 40 – Mustangs denied a bid in the State Tournament, finish season at 16-6

Wisconsin Division 4 Regional

Lancaster 57, Necedah 34

Wisconsin Division 5 Regional

Potosi 78, DeSoto 22

Kickapoo 65, Iowa-Grant 63

River Ridge 63, Ithaca 9

Seneca 66, Highland 40

Boys High School Basketball

Iowa Class 2A District Final

Cascade 42, Iowa City Regina 38

Dyersville Beckman 64, Waukon 62

Cascade and Beckman will meet in the Substate Final at Manchester Saturday

Illinois Regional Semifinal

East Dubuque 50, Warren 24

Pearl City 40, Stockton 17

Men’s Basketball

Minnesota 86, Iowa 82

TCU 89, Iowa State 83

Clarke 111, Peru State 102 (OT)

Women’s Basketball

Iowa 77, Rutgers 67 (OT)

Clarke 85, Peru State 69

High School State Bowling

At the State High School Bowling Tournament at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo: Hempstead’s Natalie Leach rolled her way to the 3-A individual girls state championship with a 495 winning by 18 pins. The Senior Girls placed 3rd in the team race. On the boys side Hempstead finished 6th.  The tournament continues today with Class 2-A, the Western Dubuque boys and girls teams are among the teams in the 2-A state field.

Today the Class 2-A tournament takes place. The Western Dubuque boys and girls teams are among the state qualifiers.

Wisconsin State Wrestling Tournament Opens

The Wisconsin High School State Wrestling Tournament will run today through Saturday at the Kohl Center in Madison. Wrestlers from the Tri-States will begin competition tonight in the Division 2 and 3 preliminary rounds.

In Division 3: Fennimore leads the way for the area in qualifiers with a contingent of eight qualifiers. Lancaster and Mineral Point have four each, while Iowa-Grant Highland has 3 qualifiers. Boscobel, Darlington-Black Hawk, Riverdale, and Pecatonica Argyle have two qualifiers each and River Ridge-Cassville has one.

In Division 2: River Valley has three state qualifiers and Belmont-Platteville has one.

Opening round action in Divisions 2 and 3 begins tonight at 7:00, with the quarterfinals on Friday afternoon and semifinals on Friday night. The championships will be Saturday night to start at 5:00.

Several Area Athletes Make IIAC Honor Roll

Several Iowa Conference Athletes with Dubuque ties have been recognized by the conferences for performances last week.

The overall Female Athlete of the Week is Loras diver Mikaela Lengwin who was honored as the 2018 Liberal Arts Championships Female Diver of the Year after winning her second straight one meter and three meter diving championships qualifying for the NCAA Regionals.  Other honored were

  • Men’s Basketball Player of the Week Ryan DiCanio of Loras
  • Female Basketball Player of the Week was Marissa Schroeder of Loras
  • Men’s Track Performer of the Week: the Loras 4 x400 relay of Shamari Scott, Tyson Morrison, Evan Gradoville, Jr and Patrick Mikel
  • Women’s Track Performer of the Week: Former Wahlert prep Betsy Duehr of Wartburg College.

To learn more about their accomplishment click the link to the release from the IIAC: http://www.iowaconference.com/news/2018/2/19/loras-lengwin-nwus-cadotte-named-iiac-athletes-of-the-week.aspx

Fighting Saint Maniscalco USHL Defenseman of the Week

Dubuque Fighting Saints defenseman Josh Maniscalco has been named USHL Defenseman of the Week for his offensive and defensive contributions to a weekend in which the Fighting Saints picked up five out of a possible six points over the weekend.

Maniscalco picked up three points on the weekend, all assists. His two assists on Friday night against the Madison Capitols helped stoke a comeback from three goals down to force overtime and get an all-important standings point. He also picked up a point by setting up Quinn Preston’s overtime winner on Sunday afternoon in Lincoln.

The Arizona State commit has six goals and 18 assists, good for 24 points, and tied for the fifth-most points by defensemen in the USHL this season.

Area Scoreboard (2/20)

High School Girls Basketball

Iowa

2A Region 4 Final:  Cascade 50, Bellevue 41

  • 6th ranked Cascade will be making their 6th state basketball tournament in ten seasons after advancing last night with a 50-41 victory over 12th ranked Bellevue in the Class 2-A Region 4 Final at Nora Gym. The Cougars will play next Tuesday night or Wednesday morning but won’t know when or who their first opponent will be until later this week as two Regional Final games last night were postponed.

4A and 5A Regional Finals Tonight

  • Tonight both the Hempstead and Wahlert girls basketball teams have opportunities to advance to the state tournament. In the Class 4A Region 4 Final: Wahlert will be at top ranked Marion. In the Class 5A Region 1 Final: Hempstead will be at 2nd ranked Cedar Falls…you can hear the game tonight on AM 1370 and kdth.com with pregame around 6:45 this evening.

Wisconsin

  • Regional first round play begins tonight across the state with a number or are match-ups taking place tonight in Division’s 3, 4, and 5.

High School Boys Basketball

Iowa

Class 3A Sub-state

  • Mount Vernon 60, Wahlert, Dubuque 57
  • Marion 45, Maquoketa 42

Class 4A Sub-state

  • Waterloo, East 53, Western Dubuque 40
  • Waterloo, West 67, Mason City 49 (West at Hempstead on Friday night)
  • Bettendorf 69, Davenport, Central 44 (Bettendorf at Senior on Friday night)

2A District Final Games Tonight

  • There are two District Final match-ups in Sub-state 4 this evening: At Maquoketa: Cascade will meet Iowa City Regina and Dyersville Beckman will face Waukon at Western Dubuque High School. The winners play in the Sub-state Final on Saturday night at West Delaware High School in Manchester

Illinois

East Dubuque Regional 

  • Warren 43, Galena 37 (Warren at East Dubuque tonight)
  • Stockton 47, Scales Mound 27 (Stockton vs Pearl City at East Dubuque Wednesday)

Badgers beat Gophers in OT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin made stops and hit their 3s down the stretch of a tight game.

The hard lessons from a challenging season might be finally paying off for a young team.

Brevin Pritzl scored 20 points, including two 3s in overtime, Ethan Happ led a defensive resurgence over the final 10 minutes and hit the game-tying bucket in regulation and the Badgers beat Minnesota 73-63 on Monday night.

“I think they’re becoming more consistent,” coach Greg Gard said. “Typically when you have less experience, you’re going to have ups and downs.”

Consider this game a huge confidence-builder for Wisconsin, which starts three freshmen.

It helps to have a junior like Happ to lean on for critical shots.

Happ finished with 10 points after going scoreless in the first half, hitting a layup with 5.2 seconds left in regulation for a 59-all tie.

“He wanted it,” Gard said. “So we called the (play) that goes to him.”

The momentum carried over into overtime for the Badgers (13-16, 6-10 Big Ten), who handed the Golden Gophers (14-15, 3-13) their ninth straight loss.

UP NEXT

Wisconsin:  Visits Northwestern on Thursday in final regular-season road game.

Bronze for US skaters…US men’s hockey team advances…Bosox get Martinez…Fewer mound chats

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — American siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani have won the bronze medal in ice dancing with an impressive free skate at the Pyeongchang Games. Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the event to become the first figure skaters to win five Olympic medals. Virtue and Moir scored a record 206.07 points to beat training partners Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. men’s hockey team has advanced to the quarterfinals with a convincing 5-1 win against Slovakia, leaving the Americans 2-1-1 in the tournament. The game was scoreless until Ryan Donato and James Wisniewski scored 44 seconds apart in the first 2 ½ minutes of the second period. Donato finished with two goals and Ryan Zapolski stopped 22 shots as the United States earned the right to take on the Czech Republic.

UNDATED (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Boston Red Sox and slugger J.D. Martinez have agreed to a five-year, $110 million contract, pending a physical. The 30-year-old Martinez breakthrough season last year, hitting .303 and setting career highs with 45 home runs and 104 RBIs for the Tigers and Diamondbacks. Martinez slammed 29 homers and drove in 65 runs in 62 games with Arizona, including a record-tying four home runs at Los Angeles on Sept. 4.

NEW YORK (AP) — Major league fans won’t see as many mound visits this season in an effort to speed up the game, but a 20-second pitch clock won’t be in place this year. The new rules imposed by MLB include a general limit of six mound visits per nine-inning game without a pitching change, whether by a manager, coach or player. The Major League Players Association refused to agree to the changes but also signed an agreement that it will not oppose the new rules.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The top four remain the same in the latest Associated Press men’s basketball poll, with top-ranked Virginia followed by Michigan State, Villanova and Xavier. Duke climbed seven spots to fifth, Texas Tech and Gonzaga are tied for sixth, Kansas went from 13th to eighth, Purdue dropped three notches to ninth and North Carolina moved up four places to 10th. Houston, Middle Tennessee and Florida State cracked the top-25 poll and occupy the last three positions.

National Scoreboard (2/20)

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final   Minnesota      5          N-Y Islanders            3

Final   Washington   3          Buffalo            2

Final OT         Boston            2          Calgary          1

Final   Nashville       5          Ottawa            2

Final   L.A. Kings      3          Chicago         1

Final   Anaheim        2          Vegas 0

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TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final   (8) Kansas     104     Oklahoma      74

Area High School Basketball Tournament Play Heats Up

The road to the state boys high school basketball tournament is scheduled to begin tonight in Class 3A and 4A around the state. In a Class 3-A substate first round game at Assumption High School in Davenport, the Wahlert Golden Eagles will meet Mt. Vernon. Game time is at 6:30pm and broadcast time on AM 1370 KDTH will be at 6:10pm.

In a 4-A Substate 2 first round match-up: Western Dubuque will host Waterloo East with the winner advancing to meet Cedar Falls on Friday night. Tipoff at 7:00pm. Both Hempstead and Senior have first round byes and will each play at home on Friday night in the semi-finals.

The Illinois 1-A boys tournament trail also starts tonight: In East Dubuque, Galena will meet Warren at 6pm with the winner to face top seed East Dubuque tomorrow night and Stockton faces Scales Mound at 7:30pm with the winner to face Pearl City.

In girls hoops, a state tournament berth will be decided at the Nora Gym at Senior High as Bellevue and Cascade will meet for the Region 4 championship and a ticket to the 2-A state tournament next week in Des Moines. Tipoff at 7:00pm.

Fighting Saints Defeat Lincoln in OT

LINCOLN — Yesterday afternoon Quinn Preston’s overtime goal just 12 seconds into the extra session ended the weekend on a positive note as the Dubuque Fighting Saints topped the Lincoln Stars 4-3 on Sunday afternoon at the Ice Box.  The Saints gained five out of a possible six points on the weekend.

With the victory, Dubuque pulls to within a single standings point of Team USA and Youngstown for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.  Dubuque will be at home this weekend for a Friday and Saturday meeting with Sioux City.

Wahlert State Champs Return Home

Wahlert State Wrestle Recap

The State Champion Wahlert Catholic wrestling team was welcomed back home yesterday afternoon in a ceremony at the school gym. The Golden Eagles returning from Des Moines after claiming the city’s first ever state team wrestling championship.

The  team title feat is even more remarkable considering Wahlert brought just four state qualifiers with them to Des Moines competing over the three days of the tournament:  Josh Ramirez and Boone McDermott who captured state titles, Colton Bartow with a 2nd place finish, and Blake Bradley earning a 4th place. The Wahlert quartet scored 94 points with New Hampton-Turkey Valley who brought 9 wrestlers with them placing second with 80 points.

Americans reach women’s hockey final…Dillon, Wallace finish 1-2 at Daytona

PEYONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) – The United States women’s hockey team has advanced to the gold medal game at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Gigi Marvin scored 2:25 after the opening faceoff and Maddie Rooney needed to make just 14 saves as the Americans blanked Finland 5-0. Dani Cameranesi provided two goals and an assist to help the U.S. earn the right to take on Canada or the athletes from Russia.

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) – The Russian delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics has announced that one of its athletes has failed a drug test. A spokesman for the “Olympic Athletes from Russia says a “B” sample taken from the athlete will be analyzed in 24 hours. The spokesman did not name the athlete of the sports involved.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Austin Dillon was the winner of yesterday’s Daytona 500, finishing just ahead of Bubba Wallace, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano and Chris Buscher. Dillon drove the No. 3 car to victory lane on the 20th anniversary of Dale Earnhardt’s only win in the Great American Race, and 17 years to the day of Earnhardt’s death during a crash at Daytona. Wallace finished second after becoming the first black driver in the Daytona field since 1969.

UNDATED (AP) – A person with direct knowledge of the deal says the San Diego Padres and free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer have reached preliminary agreement on an eight-year contract reportedly worth $144 million, pending a physical. The 28-year-old, two-time Gold Glove winner spent his first seven major league seasons with Kansas City, hitting .284 with 127 home runs and 566 RBIs. Hosmer batted a career-high .318 last year, tied his career best with 25 home runs and drove in 94 runs.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Bubba Watson has ended a two-year victory drought by earning his third victory at Riviera. Watson closed with a 2-under 69 for a two-stroke win against Kevin Na and Tony Finau. Watson seized control with two par putts and a bunker shot he holed for birdie on the par-3 14th hole. It was his first victory since Riviera in 2016 and puts him into the top 50, making him eligible for the World Golf Championship next weekend in Mexico.

National Scoreboard (2-19)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Team LeBron 148 Team Stephen 145


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Philadelphia 7 N-Y Rangers 4
Final Edmonton 4 Colorado 2
Final OT New Jersey 3 Carolina 2
Final Pittsburgh 5 Columbus 2
Final Toronto 3 Detroit 2
Final Winnipeg 7 Florida 2
Final San Jose 5 Dallas 2


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (19) Wichita St. 76 (5) Cincinnati 72
Final (6) Purdue 76 Penn St. 73
Final (22) Michigan 74 (8) Ohio St. 62
Final (12) Duke 66 (11) Clemson 57

Wahlert Wins Traditional State Wrestling Team Title

Wahlert High School has captured the schools first ever state team wrestling championship at the State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines. The Golden Eagles had the team title wrapped up following the Consolation round yesterday afternoon with three wrestlers still left in the championship matches last night.

In the state championships: Wahlert’s Josh Ramirez at 160 pound captured his fourth high school state championship by defeating Dyersville Beckman’s Luke Hageman 11-7. Ramirez has three other state championships in the state of Louisiana before coming to Dubuque for his senior year. He will wrestle at Ohio State next year.

The second Wahlert wrestler on the mat at 170 Kolton Bartow had to settle for 2nd place losing to Lucas Roland of Prairie City Monroe 5-1. Next for Wahlert at 220 pounds was Boone McDermott and he brought home the second Wahlert state title with a pin of Jordan Baumler of North Fayette-Turkey Valley.

In winning the team title the Wahlert quartet wracked up 94 points, second place was New Hampton-Turkey Valley with 80.

In Class 3A at 285 pounds, Hempstead’s Dylan Olson lost a tight match 3-2 to Caleb Sanders of Glenwood. The Mustangs finished 9th in the team race scoring 67 points in the tournament. Fort Dodge won the title with 144. Lisbon took home the 1-A team title.

Earlier in the day on Saturday in the Consolation round:

In Class 3A: Hempstead also had one consolation champion at126 Joe Pins finished in 3rd place, teammate Dillon Gottschalk at 113 placed 4th and Mustang 160 pounder Alex Ward settled for 6th. Western Dubuque had two wrestlers win their final matches to take 7th place….Ryker Kurimski at 152 and Devin Ludwig at 182.

In Class 2A: Wahlert’s Blake Bradley lost in the consolation final at 285 and placed 4th while Dyersville Beckman’s Owen Grover finished 6th at 182 pounds.

In Class 1A: Nolan Noonan of Cascade finished 6th at 126 pounds.

Area Scoreboard (2/17)

Girls High School Basketball

Iowa Class 1-A

  • Springville 58, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 23

Iowa Class 2-A

  • Cascade 57, M.F.L. Mar-Mac 42
  • Bellevue 42, Sumner-Fredricksburg 40

(Cascade meets Bellevue Monday night at Dubuque Senior in the Regional Final)

  • Class 5A and 4A regional play continues: Tonight in a 5-A semi-final Hempstead will host Senior. In Class 4A semi-final action: Wahlert is at Clear Creek-Amana and Western Dubuque is at Cedar Rapids Xavier.

Boys High School Basketball

Illinois

  • East Dubuque 51, Warren 30

Wisconsin

  • Lancaster 67, Richland Center 56
  • Cuba City 63, Iowa Grant 43
  • Fennimore 68, Boscobel 39
  • Mineral Point 81, Riverdale 32
  • Darlington 59, Southwestern 48
  • Shullsburg 52, Benton 51
  • Potosi 67, Highland 28
  • Cassville 57, River Ridge 41
  • Black Hawk 76, Belmont 33

Area Iowa High School State Wrestling News

A trio of Wahlert Catholic High School wrestlers, one from Dyersville Beckman Catholic, and another from Hempstead will wrestle for state championships tonight in the finals at the Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines this evening.

At 160 pounds, Wahlert’s Josh Ramirez will be aiming for his fourth high school state championship, with three others coming in Louisiana. Ramirez will face a familiar opponent in Dyersville Beckman’s Luke Hageman for the 2-A crown. The two faced off in for the district crown to get to state with Ramirez winning. The other Wahlert wrestlers going for gold will be Kolton Bartow at 170 pounds, facing Lucas Roland of Prairie City-Monroe and at 220 pound Boone McDermott facing Jordan Baumler of North Fayette Valley. Wahlert has the lead in the team title race going into the final day with 79 points, leading South Tama with 60. At 285 pound Hempstead’s Dylan Olson will go for the title against Caleb Sanders of Glenwood. Hempstead is 8th in the team title race with 51 points, Fort Dodge leads with 128.

Several other area wrestlers will be competing this morning in the Consolation semi-finals and finals. In Class 3A from Hempstead Dillion Gottschalk at 113, Joe Pins at 126, and Alex Ward at 160 will be attenpting to finish as high as 3rd place. From Western Dubuque Ryker Kurimski at 152 and Devin Ludwig at 182 will each be wrestling for 7th place. In Class 2A: Beckman Catholic will have Owen Grover at 182 pounds with a chance to finish as high as 3rd place. In Class 1-A, Nolan Noonan of Cascade will wrestle for as high as 3rd place at 126 pounds.

Wrestling starts again at 10 o’clock this morning in the consolation round. The state finals start at 6 o’clock tonight. Reports on AM 1370 KDTH begin at 10:35 this morning .

National Scoreboard (2/16)

NBA

Denver 134, Milwaukee 123

Minnesota 119, Lakers 111

NHL

Pittsburgh 3, Los Angeles 1

Islanders 3, Rangers 0

New Jersey 5, Carolina 2

Tampa Bay 4, Detroit 1

Ottawa 3, Buffalo 2 (OT)

Calgary 4, Nashville 3

Washington 5, Minnesota 2

Anaheim 3, Chicago 2

Arizona 5, Montreal 2

Vegas 4, Edmonton 1

San Jose 4, Vancouver 1

Top 25 College Basketball

Houston 67, #5 Cincinnati 62

Wisconsin 57, #6 Purdue 53

Penn State 79, #8 Ohio State 56

#9 Gonzaga 76, Loyola Marymount 46

San Francisco 70, #15 Saint Mary’s 63

#17 Arizona 77, #25 Arizona State 70

#19 Wichita State 93, Temple 86

 

Fitzgerald Returning for 15th Season…Raiders Cut Janikowski…Cashner to Sign with O’s

PHOENIX (AP) – New Arizona Cardinals coach Steve Wilks says wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has told him he’ll return for a 15th NFL season, making the announcement in an interview on the “Doug & Wolf” sports talk radio show. The 34-year-old Fitzgerald finished second in the NFL with 109 catches last season. He needs 92 receptions to move into second on the NFL’s all-time list, and 390 yards receiving to pass Terrell Owens for No. 2 in that category.

UNDATED (AP) – Sebastian Janikowski’s career with the Oakland Raiders has ended after 18 seasons. Owner Mark Davis has released a statement thanking the kicker for his contributions to the franchise. Janikowski is the Raiders’ all-time leader with 268 games played and 1,799 points. His 55 field goals from at least 50 yards are the most in NFL history.

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) – The Toronto Blue Jays have worked out a one-year, $10 million deal with lefty Jaime Garcia, a contract that includes a team option for 2019. Garcia gets $8 million this year and the Jays have a $10 million option with a $2 million buyout. The 31-year-old went 5-10 with a 4.41 ERA in 27 starts for Atlanta, Minnesota and the New York Yankees.

BALTIMORE (AP) – A person familiar with the negotiations says pitcher Andrew Cashner and the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract. The 31-year-old right-hander is 42-64 with a 3.80 ERA in eight major league seasons, including an 11-11 record with a 3.40 earned run average for Texas last year. His new deal could be worth $41 million over three seasons if he pitches 200 innings annually.

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi has filed its appeal of the NCAA committee on infractions’ decision to ban the football program from the postseason in 2018, limit unofficial recruiting visits and cite the school for lack institutional control in a case involving 21 violations. The NCAA committee handed down its decision in December after a lengthy investigation. Ole Miss had already self-imposed a bowl ban for 2017, let go of two assistants and disassociated with nine boosters before the NCAA added its penalties.

Saints Host Madison, Visit Cedar Rapids

The Dubuque Fighting Saints have home ice tonight as they welcome the Madison Captials to the Mystique Community Ice Center. Going into the weekend, the Fighting Saints sit in 4th place in the USHL East with a record of 18-14-6-1 with 43 points. Tomorrow night, Dubuque travels to The Stable in Cedar Rapids to take on the Roughriders in a Cowbell Cup showdown.

High School Basketball Roundup: Senior Clinches MVC Title

The Senior High boys basketball team captured the Mississippi Valley Conference championship with by way of a 61-to-43 victory over Waterloo East last night at Nora Gym. The Rams finished tied record wise with Iowa City West at 14-and-2, but Senior knocked off West in their head to head meeting giving the Rams back to back conference titles for the first time in school history. The Rams were led by Noah Carter with a game high 19 points.

Other boys scores:

Hempstead 62, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 51

Prairie du Chien 50, River Valley 43

Warren 41, Galena 26

Class 2A District Semifinal: Dyersville Beckman 81, Oelwein 62 – Blazers face Waukon Tuesday in District Final

Class 2A District Semifinal: Cascade 61, West Branch 51 – Cascade meets Iowa City Regina in District Final Tuesday

Class 1A District Quarterfinal: Easton Valley 44, Bellevue Marquette 41

Girls Scores

Cuba City 65, Mineral Point 59

Darlington 69, Iowa Grant 33

Boscobel 48, Riverdale 39

Shullsburg 70, Highland 47

Potosi 81, Cassville 22

Trio of Wahlert Pins Highlight Day One of Iowa State Wrestling Tournament

The first day of the Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament proved to be a pretty good one for Dubuque area qualifiers.

In Class 3A, Hempstead sent six of their nine qualifiers to the quarterfinal round. Dillon Gottschalk, Joe Pins, Dylan Pauley, Alex Ward, Kent Kragenbrink, and Dylan Olson will be wrestling for spots in the semi-finals this morning. Western Dubuque has a pair of wrestlers – Ryker Kurimski and Devin Ludwig – in the championship bracket. The Bobcats’ Jared Cordes, Elijah Demmer, and Jake Hosch are still alive in the consolation bracket.

In 2A, Wahlert advanced all four of their qualifiers, with three of them winning by pinfall. Josh Ramirez, Kolton Bartow, and Boone McDermott all stuck their opening round opponents, while Blake Bradley also advanced with a narrow 1-0 decision. Three of Dyersville Beckman’s four qualifiers advanced to the quarterfinal round as well. Jake Recker, Luke Hageman, and Owen Grover will wrestle in the quarters today, while Grant Hoeger is still alive in the consolation bracket.

In Class 1A, Cascade’s Nolan Noonan won his match last night and is in the quarterfinals. Bellevue’s Hunter Clasen lost his first match, but won a first round consolation and both will wrestle this afternoon.

The quarterfinals in Classes 2A and 3A begin at 9:00 this morning. The 1A quarterfinal round starts at 2:30 this afternoon.

You can hear State Wrestling Reports on AM 1370 KDTH beginning at 9:35 this morning.

Hempstead Wrestling State Duals Today

For the 2nd time in 3 seasons the Hempstead High School Wrestling team will be at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines in the Class 3-A State Dual Team Wrestling Tournament today.  Hempstead who is ranked 8th in the final 3-A Dual Team rankings will match-up with top ranked Fort Dodge in their opener at 9:00 a.m.   The winner will meet the winner of the match-up between 4th ranked Southeast Polk and 5th ranked Johnston in the state semi’s….the losers will meet in the consolation bracket and can still finish as high as 3rd place.

Here is the bracket for today’s 3-A tournament: http://www.iahsaa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Class-3A-State-Dual-Brackets-2.7.pdf

 

Local Scoreboard (2/14)

High School Boys Basketball

  • #10 Hempstead 70, #4 Cedar Falls 69
  • #5 Senior 70, Cedar Rapids Washington 57.
  • #1 3-A Xavier, Cedar Rapids 59, Wahlert 50
  • Western Dubuque 58, Maquoketa 51 (Coaching win #500 for Dennis Geraghty)

Wisconsin

  • Platteville 90, Juda 57
  • River Valley 52, Adams-Friendship 51
  • Cuba City 53, Southwestern 45
  • Darlington 71, Boscobel 44
  • Fennimore 86, Riverdale 30
  • Potosi 85, Benton 49
  • River Ridge 62, Belmont 39

Illinois

  • Galena 47, Scales Mound 31

High School Girls Basketball

Iowa

 Class 2A Region 4

  • Bellevue 58, North Cedar, Stanwood 49
  • Cascade 67, East Buchanan, Winthrop 45

Class 1A Region 4

  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 62, Calamus Wheatland 31

Wisconsin

  • Platteville 47, Mt. Horeb 23
  • Cassville 59, Benton 58 (OT)
  • Prairie du Chien 30, River Valley 26

College Wrestling

  • Dubuque 30, Simpson 15

College Men’s Volleyball

  • Clarke 3, Culver Stockton 0

State Bowling Qualifiers

Yesterday the Hempstead and Western Dubuque boys along with the Senior High and Western Dubuque girls bowling teams qualified for the state tournament in Waterloo next week.

At  the 3-A Regional at Cherry Lanes the Mustang boys advanced by winning the regional title by 20 pins over Bettendorf, Western Dubuque advanced by winning the 2A Regional crown at Clinton. In Class 1-A Maquoketa finished 2nd at its own qualifier but grabbed an at-large bid for state.

In girl’s action at Cherry Lanes, Senior advanced by winning the regional title and Western Dubuque won the 2-A regional at Clinton.  The Maquoketa girls team also advanced to state.

Complete results: http://www.iahsaa.org/bowling/2018-bowling-class-joint-qualifying-meet-results/

No. 13 Kansas holds off Iowa State 83-77

AMES, Iowa (AP) – 13th-ranked Kansas bounced back from a brutal loss at Baylor by beating Iowa State 83-77 last night.

Kansas took a five-point lead into the break after Nick Weiler-Babb’s long 3 to end the half was waved off, and it quickly jumped ahead by 11 early in the second half.

The Cyclones chipped away at that deficit at times, even getting as close as three, but the Jayhawks pushed their lead to 76-63 with 4:46 left .

Freshman Cameron Lard scored 19 points with 11 rebounds for Iowa State (13-12, 4-9).

UP NEXT :Iowa State travels to face Kansas State on Saturday.

Northern Iowa wins it at FT line, beating Evansville 47-41

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) – Hunter Rhodes had 12 points and Bennett Koch added 10 as Northern Iowa held Evansville scoreless in the final two minutes to secure a 47-41 win on Tuesday night.

Northern Iowa (13-14, 5-10 Missouri Valley Conference) won the game at the free-throw line, making 12 of 19, while the Purple Aces did not get to the foul line as Northern Iowa was called for just nine fouls.

Evansville made three more shots from the floor, hitting 18 of 49 while limiting the Panthers to 15-of-54 shooting (28 percent). Northern Iowa won the rebound battle 41-33.

Northern Iowa was up 30-23 at the break. Evansville’s Ryan Taylor drilled a 3-pointer to close to 43-41 with 2:08 remaining but that ended the scoring for the Purple Aces. Klint Carlson and Rhodes made four free throws in the final minutes to seal the win.

Taylor had 26 points, hitting 4 of 9 from distance, for Evansville (16-12, 6-9).

Gold for White…Darvish, Cubs finalize pact…Birds, Gausman settle…Chiefs dropping Derrick Johnson

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) – Shaun White set a U.S. Winter Olympics record and allowed his country to reach a milestone by capturing the men’s halfpipe at Pyeongchang. White was second heading into his final run before becoming the first American male to win a gold medal in three Olympics. It was the 100th gold medal all-time for the United States in the Winter Games.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) – Shaun White has dismissed the sexual misconduct allegations made against him in a 2016 lawsuit as “gossip.” White has been criticized on social media and questioned in a press conference about allegations made in a lawsuit by a former drummer in White’s rock band. The woman says White sexually harassed and refused to pay her. The lawsuit was settled last May.

CHICAGO (AP) – Yu Darvish and the Chicago Cubs have finalized their six-year, $126 million contract, putting him in a rotation that includes Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks, Jose Quintana and Tyler Chatwood, who agreed to a three-year, $38 million package in December. Darvish split last season before the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Dodgers, going 10-12 with a 3.86 ERA. The four-time All-Star earned a victory for the Dodgers in the National League division and championship series, but he was just 0-2 with a 21.60 ERA over 3 1/3 innings in two starts during the World Series.

PHOENIX (AP) – The Baltimore Orioles and pitcher Kevin Gausman have avoided an arbitration hearing by working out a $5.6 million contract for this season. Gausman went 11-12 with a 4.68 ERA last season, making a career-high 34 starts with a personal-best 179 strikeouts. Gausman and the Birds were scheduled to go to arbitration Wednesday.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs have announced that linebacker Derrick Johnson will not be back with the club next season. The team’s all-time leader in tackles will become a free agent when his contract expires at the start of the new NFL year March 14. Johnson has been selected to four Pro Bowls over his 13 seasons and plans to continue playing.

National Scoreboard

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Toronto 115 Miami 112
Final Houston 126 Minnesota 108
Final Cleveland 120 Oklahoma City 112
Final Milwaukee 97 Atlanta 92
Final Sacramento 114 Dallas 109
Final Denver 117 San Antonio 109


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Carolina 7 L.A. Kings 3
Final Columbus 4 N-Y Islanders 1
Final Pittsburgh 6 Ottawa 3
Final Buffalo 5 Tampa Bay 3
Final Boston 5 Calgary 2
Final SO New Jersey 5 Philadelphia 4
Final Detroit 2 Anaheim 1
Final OT Nashville 4 St. Louis 3
Final OT Winnipeg 4 Washington 3
Final Minnesota 3 N-Y Rangers 2
Final Vegas 5 Chicago 2
Final Arizona 2 San Jose 1


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (1) Virginia 59 Miami 50
Final (2) Michigan St. 87 Minnesota 57
Final (7) Texas Tech 88 (23) Oklahoma 78
Final (13) Kansas 83 Iowa St. 77
Final (16) Rhode Island 85 Richmond 67
Final (18) Tennessee 70 South Carolina 67
Final Missouri 62 (21) Texas A&M 58

Area Scoreboard (2/13)

High School Boys Basketball

Iowa

Class 1A District first round

  • East Buchanan 59, Clayton Ridge 42

Class 2A District first round

  • West Branch 77, Bellevue 58 (West Branch at Cascade Thursday night)

Illinois

  • East Dubuque 58, Pearl City 55

Wisconsin

  • Riverdale 60, Ithaca 47
  • Belmont 73, Juda 63
  • Seneca 57, River Ridge 52

High School Girls Basketball

Illinois

  • The season ended for East Dubuque last night in the Sectional Semi-Finals. The Warriors lost to Freeport Aquin 49-38. The Warriors finished with a record of 24-5.

Wisconsin

  • Southwestern 44, Iowa-Grant 38
  • Potosi 67, DeSoto 23
  • Benton 59, Albany 56
  • Lodi 59, River Valley 23

WFCA Senior All Star Game Rosters Announced

The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association has announced the rosters for the July 21st Senior All Star Football Game series at U-W Oshkosh. The 8 man game will be at 10 o’clock followed by the Small School All Star game at 2 o’clock followed by the Large School game at 6 o’clock.

Area players named to the South Small Schools roster include three players from Platteville: Quarterback Ethan Bernhardt, lineman Ian Carter and wide receiver Donovan Blevins. Running back Evan Gates of Lancaster, lineman Eric Heisner of Mineral Point, receiver Trevor Neuroth and defensive back Liam Kenney of Fennimore, along with lineman Brandon Kinyon of Potosi/Cassville.

MVC All Divisional Wrestlling Teams Announced

The Mississippi Valley Conference has announced All Division selections for wrestling.

In the Mississippi Division: Wahlert’s Kolton Bartow and Boone McDermott were named first team. The Golden Eagles Blake Bradley was chosen for the second team.

In the Valley Division: Hempstead’s Dillon Gottschalk, Joe Pins, and Dylan Olson along with Senior’s Matt Connolly were first team selections. Hempstead’s Jack Gehl, Alex Ward, and Owen Dunne along with Senior’s Alex Richard were second team choices.

AP Iowa High School Boys Basketball Rankings

AP Iowa Boys Rankings

Both Senior and Hempstead stayed where they were last week in the latest Associated Press Iowa High School Boys Basketball Rankings. Senior is ranked 5th, while Hempstead is tied for 10th with North Scott in the new 4-A poll. From the MVC, Iowa City West is again 2nd while Cedar Falls is ranked 4th.  Cedar Rapids Xavier is top ranked in Class 3-A.

After suffering their first loss of the season, Cascade dropped three spots in Class 2-A ranked 6th going into district tournament play this week.

Kim gets gold for US…Cavs top poll…Kennedy leaving Ole Miss…Kukors speaks of assault

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) – Chloe Kim put on a dominant display in winning the women’s halfpipe and giving the U.S. its third gold medal of the Pyeongchang Olmpics. The 17-year-old Californian put up a score of 93.75 on the first of her three finals runs and then bettered it with a near-perfect 98.75 on her last run with the gold already well in hand. American Arielle Gold edged teammate and three-time Olympic medalist Kelly Clark for bronze. Canada has beaten Finland 4-1 in pursuit of the country’s fifth straight gold medal in women’s hockey

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Virginia has ascended to No. 1 in the latest Associated Press men’s basketball poll despite Saturday’s one-point loss against visiting Virginia Tech. The Cavaliers received 30 of 65 first-place votes to reach the top of the poll for the first time since December 1982. Second-ranked Michigan State is second in the poll with 21 first-place votes and is followed in the poll by former No. 1 Villanova, Xavier and Cincinnati.

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy says he will step down at the end of the season. The decision comes two days after Ole Miss lost at LSU to extend its losing streak to five and drop to 11-14 overall, 4-8 in the SEC. Kennedy is the winningest coach at Ole Miss with 245 wins, ranking 18th in SEC history.

NEW YORK (AP) – Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors says her former coach “stole so much” from her in the decade she alleges he sexually abused her starting when she was 13. Kukors told The Associated Press in an emotional interview that she can’t get that time back but can speak out so others recognize signs of abuse. Sean Hutchison has denied abusing Kukors. He has said they were in a consensual relationship after the 2012 Olympics, when she was 23.

BRYAN, Texas (AP) – Former National League Rookie of the Year Wally Moon has died at 87. Moon was the 1954 NL Rookie of the Year after hitting .304 with 12 homers and 76 RBIs. He also won three World Series with the Dodgers from 1959-65. Moon batted .289 with a .371 on-base percentage, 142 homers and 661 RBS in 1,457 career regular-season games.

National Scoreboard

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Philadelphia 108 N-Y Knicks 92
Final New Orleans 118 Detroit 103
Final L.A. Clippers 114 Brooklyn 101
Final Chicago 105 Orlando 101
Final Utah 101 San Antonio 99
Final Golden State 129 Phoenix 83


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Toronto 4 Tampa Bay 3
Final Florida 7 Edmonton 5
Final Arizona 6 Chicago 1


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (14) North Carolina 83 Notre Dame 66
Final (20) West Virginia 82 TCU 66

U-D Coach Kalb Loses Fight With Cancer

A University of Dubuque baseball coach and Dubuque native has lost his fight with a rare form of liver cancer. 32-year old Luke Kalb died on Saturday after a courageous battle since October 2014 when he was diagnosed. Kalb was hired as a graduate assistant coach at U-D just prior to his diagnosis and was most recently the pitching coach for the Spartans.

Last year while undergoing treatment in Denver, Colorado, a few Colorado Rockies players surprised Kalb by paying him a visit at the hospital and presenting him with his own personalized game jersey. Kalb was a graduate of Dubuque Senior High School where he played football, basketball, and baseball.

Visitation for Luke Kalb will be Wednesday from 2 to 8 at the Leonard Funeral Home on Rockdale Road and funeral services will be Thursday morning at 10:30 at Saint Columbkille Catholic Church.

2018 State Wrestling Area qualifiers

The Iowa High School State wrestling tournament starts on Thursday morning. A number of Dubuque area wrestlers earned their spots at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines by finishing as a district champion or runner-up over the weekend.

In Class 3A: Hempstead leads the way with a contingent of 9 wrestlers, 5 of them were district champs. Senior and Western Dubuque will each have 5.

In Class 2A: Wahlert Catholic will bring 4 and Dyersville Beckman Catholic will have 4 of their wrestlers on the mat in Des Moines.

In Class 1A: Cascade and Bellevue will each have a wrestler.

Here is the complete list of area and regional wrestlers qualified for the state tournamentArea 2018 State Wrestling Qualifiers

Regional Scoreboard

College Women’s Basketball

  • Iowa 70, Northwestern 61 ( Iowa’s Megan Gustafson 24th double-double of the season with 25 points, 16 rebounds).
  • Nebraska 51, Wisconsin 48

College Wrestling

  • #20 Wisconsin 19, #14 Illinois 16

Hot-shooting 1st half helps No. 20 Michigan beat Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Moe Wagner scored 20 points, went 8 of 14 from the field and added 11 rebounds, and No. 20 Michigan rode a hot-shooting first half for an 83-72 win over Wisconsin on Sunday.

Forward Ethan Happ led Wisconsin (11-16, 4-10) with a season-high 29 points, including 18 on 7-of-10 shooting in the second half. Happ had his way in the paint down the stretch with an array of baseline drives and post moves. Brevin Pritzl added 13 points. n.

UP NEXT
Wisconsin: Faces second straight ranked opponent when No. 3 Purdue visits on Thursday.

Garner, Carr help Penn State beat Illinois 74-52

Garner, Carr help Penn State beat Illinois 74-52

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – Shep Garner scored 16 points and Tony Carr had 15 points to lead Penn State to a 74-52 victory over Illinois on Sunday night.

Illinois missed its first nine second-half shots and didn’t score for seven-plus minutes as Penn State went on a 12-0 run to make it 49-36. The Nittany Lions (18-9, 8-6 Big Ten) led by at least nine points the rest of the way.

Leron Black led Illinois (12-14, 2-11) with 18 points.

UP NEXT

The Illini will face Indiana on the Wednesday night. Illinois knocked off the Hoosiers on Jan. 24 for its first Big Ten victory of the season.

Anderson earns 2nd US gold at Pyeongchang…Bronze for American skaters…Colts pick Reich

PEYONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) – American Jamie Anderson won her country’s second gold medal at the Pyeongchang Games, taking the women’s slopestyle snowboarding amid blustery conditions. Anderson is the first woman to win multiple gold medals in women’s snowboarding at the Olympics. The win comes a day after teenager Red Gerard won the men’s slopestyle for the first U.S. gold medal.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) – The United States has grabbed the bronze in the team skating competition, edging Italy. Mirai Nagasu has become the first American woman and third overall to land a triple axel in the Olympics, accomplishing the rare feat in the women’s free skate at the team competition. Canada clinched the gold before the final discipline, finishing just ahead of the Russians.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Frank Reich is the new head coach of the Indianapolis Colts after serving as offensive coordinator on the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl-winning team. The hiring came five days after Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels accepted the job, only to back out hours later. Reich first became an offensive coordinator with the 2014 San Diego Chargers and spent two seasons there before joining Doug Pederson’s staff in Philadelphia in 2016.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Alex Bowman and Denny Hamlin will start from the front row for Sunday’s Daytona 500. Bowman won the pole in his qualifying debut as the official driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet, talking over for the just-retired Dale Earnhardt Jr. The rest of the field will be decided by the Twin-125s later this week.

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Ted Potter Jr. has earned his first PGA victory since a broken ankle threatened to end his career. Potter outplayed world No. 1 Dustin Johnson while closing with a 3-under 69 to capture the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Potter finished at 17-under 270 and earned $1,332,000, nearly half of his career earnings going into the week.

National Scoreboard

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Toronto 123 Charlotte 103
Final Cleveland 121 Boston 99
Final Atlanta 118 Detroit 115
Final Indiana 121 N-Y Knicks 113
Final Oklahoma City 110 Memphis 92
Final Houston 104 Dallas 97
Final Minnesota 111 Sacramento 106
Final Utah 115 Portland 96


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Pittsburgh 4 St. Louis 1
Final N-Y Rangers 3 Winnipeg 1
Final OT Detroit 5 Washington 4
Final Vancouver 6 Dallas 0
Final Calgary 3 N-Y Islanders 2
Final Boston 5 New Jersey 3
Final Colorado 5 Buffalo 4
Final Philadelphia 4 Vegas 1
Final SO San Jose 3 Anaheim 2


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (6) Cincinnati 76 SMU 51
Final (9) Duke 80 Georgia Tech 69
Final (20) Michigan 83 Wisconsin 72

Big 10 and Big 12 Men’s Basketball

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Keita Bates-Diop had 14 points and eight rebounds, and No. 14 Ohio State beat Iowa 82-64 for sole possession of first place in the Big Ten. Kaleb Wesson added 18 points and C.J Jackson scored 14 for the Buckeyes (21-5, 13-1 Big Ten), who were 9 for 20 from 3-point range.

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Miles Bridges made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left and finished with 20 points, leading No. 4 Michigan State to a 68-65 victory over No. 3 Purdue. The Spartans have won eight straight, improving their chances of contending for a conference championship and earning a No. 1 seed for the NCAA Tournament. The Boilermakers have lost two straight after winning a school-record 19 games in a row.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – Kevin Huerter scored 22 points, Anthony Cowan Jr. added 16 and Maryland never trailed in its 73-57 victory over Northwestern. The Terrapins made their first six shots and got 12 points from Huerter in bolting to 19-8 lead.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Isaiah Roby had 10 points, 11 rebounds and two blocked shots and Nebraska opened up 16-point leads in both halves and didn’t let Rutgers get closer than 10 points in the last 14 minutes to take a 67-55 win. Nebraska (19-8, 10-4) won its seventh Big Ten conference game in its last eight tries. Rutgers (12-15, 2-11) has now lost seven consecutive conference games.

Big 12

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State freshman Lindell Wigginton upstaged Trae Young by scoring 26 points and the Cyclones upset No. 17 Oklahoma 88-80, handing the Sooners their sixth consecutive road loss. Fellow rookie Cam Lard had 19 points with 17 rebounds for the Cyclones (13-11, 4-8 Big 12), who beat a ranked team at home for the third time in a span of three weeks.

WACO, Texas (AP) – Manu Lecomte had 18 points, helping Baylor to an 80-64 victory over No. 10 Kansas. After the Jayhawks had pulled within a basket, Lecomte scored eight straight points. The Jayhawks trailed 30-20 at halftime after having nine turnovers and only seven made field goals before the break. Devonte Graham led Kansas with 23 points.

Local Scoreboard (2-11)

Area Men’s College Basketball

Loras 104, Buena Vista 94

Mount Mercy 92, Clarke 78

Wis.-Platteville 87, Wis.-Eau Claire 50

Boys Basketball

Cassville 83, Juda 76 (OT)

River Ridge 54, Galena 34

Women’s College Basketball

Buena Vista, 69, Loras, 56

Clarke 72, Mount Mercy 52

Girls Basketball

Western Dubuque 65, Hempstead 62

Men’s Volleyball -Missouri Valley Invitational

Clarke defeated No. 10 Warner University 3-0

No. 6 Park defeated (RV) Clarke 4-1

Men’s tennis

Naperville Country Club – Naperville, Ill.

North Central, 5 Loras, 4

Hockey

Dubuque Fighting Saints 4, Central Illinois Flying Aces 1

Local Scoreboard (2/10)

High School Boys Basketball

Iowa

  • Dubuque, Senior 47, Dubuque, Hempstead 44
  • Wahlert Catholic 65, Iowa City, City High 59
  • Western Dubuque 62, South Tama County, Tama 55
  • Independence 54, Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 53

Wisconsin

  • Platteville 83, Dodgeville 49

High School Girls Basketball

Iowa

  • Hempstead 53, Senior 42
  • Iowa City, City High 84, Wahlert, Dubuque 46

Wisconsin

  • Dodgeville 64, Platteville 55
  • Darlington 57, Cuba City 44
  • Mineral Point 74, Boscobel 41
  • Shullsburg 55, Belmont 37

Illinois 1-A Regional Finals

  • Stockton 62, Galena 36
  • East Dubuque 43, Dakota 26 (East Dubuque advances to the sectional)

Loras-Wartburg Conference Wrestling Showdown

Tonight the Iowa Conference wrestling championship will be determined in Waverly as the 5th ranked Loras Duhawks wrestle at the top ranked Wartburg Knights. The Duhawks and Knights both have perfect dual records going into the match-up at 7-and-0. Wartburg has won 204 consecutive conference duals and 25 consecutive team conference championships. The last dual win forthe Duhawks against the Knights came on January 23, 1992. The first whistle will be at 7:00pm.

Mustangs and Rams in Crucial Hoops Showdown Tonight

In high school basketball tonight the Hempstead Mustangs will square off with the Senior Rams for the second time this season, this time at Hempstead’s Moody Gym. The girls contest gets started at 6 o’clock followed by the boys game.

In that boys contest, two ranked teams  collide with Mississippi Valley Conference championship implications at stake. The 10th ranked Mustangs took the first meeting over the 5th ranked Rams 59-50. Heading into this evening with 3 games left to play; Senior is 11-and-2 is tied with Cedar Falls and Iowa City West for the best overall MVC record while Hempstead is just one game back at 10-and-3.

You can hear both games tonight on AM 1370 and kdth.com, pregame for the girls contest starts shortly before 6:00pm and the boys game will follow around 7:30.

Iowa High School State Swim Meet Tomorrow

The Iowa High School State Swimming and Diving meet will be held Saturday at the University of Iowa. Senior and Hempstead both have 7 individual qualifiers and 3 relay teams each.

For the Mustangs the contingent includes:  Tate Billmeyer , Mathias Chamberlain ,Jakob Decker , Dalton Hammel ,David Holesinger ,Spencer Roush , Sam Sutter ,200 Medley Relay , 200 Freestyle Relay 400 Freestyle Relay .

For the Rams: Pierce Casper ,Will Colin ,Gavin Hall ,Joe Maddux , Noah Meus ,Connor Sindt ,Jacob Sindt , 200 Medley Relay , 200 Freestyle Relay , 400 Freestyle Relay.

The previous 13 State Meets were hosted at the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA.

High School Wrestling State Tournament Trail

Iowa High School Wrestling District tournaments take place tomorrow with wrestlers attempting to qualify for the individual state tournament next week in Des Moines.

In Class 3A, two district sites are in Dubuque County. The District 2 Meet will be at Senior High’s Nora Gym, Hempstead and Senior will be joined by wrestlers from Bettendorf, Davenport Central, North, West, Muscatine, and Cedar Rapids Xavier. Western Dubuque will host the District 3 Meet which will also include Cedar Falls, Clinton, Linn-Mar, North Scott, Pleasant Valley, Waterloo East and West.

In the 2A District 2 Meet in Dewitt: Wahlert Catholic has a contingent of 7 wrestlers ,Dyersville Beckman 8 of their wrestlers and Maquoketa two wrestlers who all qualified out of last Saturday’s sectional meet at Anamosa.

At the Class 1A District 2 Meet at Jesup: Cascade will have 6 wrestlers, Bellevue 3 and Clayton Ridge 1.

In Wisconsin the state tournament trail begins at Regional sites across the state: Area Division 3 schools will be at regional in Lancaster, Division 2 wrestlers will be at Prairie du Chein. Regional qualifiers will advance to next Saturday’s sectional meets.

Happ scores 27, Wisconsin beats Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – Ethan Happ scored 27 points on 12-of-20 shooting to lead Wisconsin to its 13th straight win over Illinois, 78-69 on Thursday night.

Brevin Pritzl scored 15 and Brad Davison added 14 points for the Badgers (11-15, 4-9 Big Ten).

Trent Frazier scored 32 points for the Illini (12-13, 2-10), and Leron Black added 13 points and 11 rebounds.

The Badgers shot 53 percent from the field, including 8 of 15 from 3-point range, and had 20 assists on 25 field goals. The Illini were 21-of-55 (38 percent) shooting.

UP NEXT

Wisconsin begins a three-game home stand against Michigan on Sunday.

Illinois hosts Penn State Sunday, ending a stretch of five out of six games at State Farm Center.

Celtics stay ahead of Raptors…Cavs jettison 6 players…Heels beat Devils…Bolts whip Canucks

UNDATED (AP) – The Boston Celtics continue to lead the NBA’s Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference races by one game over the Toronto Raptors following wins by both teams last night. Kyrie Irving scored 12 of Boston’s last 17 points and finished with 28 as the Celts won for the fifth time in six games, 110-104 over the Wizards in overtime. Jonas Valanciunas had 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Raptors cruised to their fourth consecutive win, 113-88 against the New York Knicks.

CLEVELAND (AP) – The Cleveland Cavaliers were part of three trades yesterday, one of which had Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and a first-round pick went to the Los Angeles Lakers for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance. Dwyane  Wade was shipped back to Miami by the Cavs for a protected second-round selection, two years after leaving the Heat. The Cavaliers also were part of a three-team deal that sends Derrick Rose and Jae Crowder to the Utah Jazz for forward Rodney Hood and brings guard George Hill to Cleveland from Sacramento for guard Iman Shumpert.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) – Ninth-ranked Duke dropped its second in a row by following Saturday’s loss at St. John’s with an 82-78 setback at No. 21 North Carolina. Joel Berry II scored 21 points the Tar Heels fell behind by 12 in the first half before opening the second on a 16-2 run to take a 10-point lead. Kenny Williams drained six 3-pointers and matched his career high with 20 points for the 18-7 Tar Heels.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Nikita Kucherov  snapped his 11-game goal drought by netting the opening tally in the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 5-2 win over the Canucks. Kucherov scored his 28th goal of the season and teammate Yanni Gourde added his 20th as Tampa Bay moved three points ahead of Boston. Andrei Vasilevsky stopped 27 shots for the Lightning, who lead the NHL with 77 points and top the Atlantic Division by three over Boston.

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Kevin Streelman and Beau Hossler are co-leaders through the first round of the PGA’s Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Streelman and Hossler shot 7-under 65s, with Streelman playing Spyglass and Hossler handling the Pebble Beach course. Aaron Wise shot a 6-under 65 at Monterey Peninsula. Matt Kuchar , Cameron Percy and Julian Suri fired 6-under 66s.

National Scoreboard

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Orlando 100 Atlanta 98
Final Toronto 113 N-Y Knicks 88
Final OT Boston 110 Washington 104
Final OT Portland 109 Charlotte 103
Final Golden State 121 Dallas 103
Final L.A. Lakers 106 Oklahoma City 81


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Buffalo 4 N-Y Islanders 3
Final Calgary 3 New Jersey 2
Final Philadelphia 5 Montreal 3
Final OT Ottawa 4 Nashville 3
Final Tampa Bay 5 Vancouver 2
Final OT Arizona 4 Minnesota 3
Final St. Louis 6 Colorado 1
Final Dallas 4 Chicago 2
Final Vegas 5 San Jose 3


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (21) North Carolina 82 (9) Duke 78
Final (11) Saint Mary’s (Cal) 83 Loyola Marymount 62
Final (12) Gonzaga 71 Pacific 61
Final UCLA 82 (13) Arizona 74
Final (16) Clemson 72 Pittsburgh 48

Hempstead Advances to State Duals

The 8th ranked Hempstead wrestling team has advanced to the state wrestling duals r after capturing a regional championship last night at Moody Gym. The Mustangs defeated Bettendorf 36-to-24 after the Bulldogs had nipped Waverly-Shellrock in the semi-final 33-32.  Hempstead who is ranked 8th will meet top ranked Fort Dodge on Wednesday morning at 9:00 in the 3-A quarterfinals at Wells Fargo Arena.

Western Dubuque came up short of their bid to get to Des Moines. The Bobcats pinned Linn-Mar 54-15, but then lost to host Iowa City High 52-16.

Area Scoreboard (2/8)

High School Girls Basketball

Illinois Class 1A Regional Semi-Finals

  • East Dubuque 53, Lena-Winslow 34 (meet Dakota Friday night at East Dubuque)
  • Galena 48, Durand 40 (meet Stockton at Warren Friday night)

College Men’s Basketball

  • Nebraska Wesleyan 108, Loras 92
  • Dubuque 92, Buena Vista 84
  • Clarke 89, Graceland 86
  • #9 U-W Platteville 56, #18 U-W Stevens Point 47

College Women’s Basketball

  • Loras 74, Nebraska Wesleyan 58
  • Buena Vista 58, Dubuque 55
  • Clarke 87, Graceland 75
  • U-W Stevens Point 85, U-W Platteville 41

Hockey

MIDDLETON, Wis. — The Dubuque Fighting Saints battled back from two separate deficits in a topsy-turvy game, but it was the Madison Capitols who held on for a 3-2 win in overtime.

The busy weekend continues for the Fighting Saints as the team travels to Omaha to take on the Lancers Friday night and then return home for a Saturday night showdown with Central Illinois.

Lohaus leads Northern Iowa past Bradley

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) – Wyatt Lohaus scored a career-best 25 points and Northern Iowa snapped a three-game skid, beating Bradley 74-65 on Wednesday.

Lohaus was 7 of 11 from the field including six 3-pointers for the Panthers (12-13, 4-9 Missouri Valley Conference). Klint Carlson added 12 points and led with nine rebounds. Bennett Koch had 11 points and seven rebounds. Former Western Dubuque prep Spencer Haldeman contributed 9 points.

No. 7 Texas Tech wins 5th straight over Iowa State

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) – Freshman guard Zhaire Smith scored a career-high 21 points, including a steal that led to his alley-oop slam, and No. 7 Texas Tech beat Iowa State 76-58 on Wednesday night for its fifth straight win.

Cameron Lard had a career-high 22 points on 10-of-11 shooting for already short-handed Iowa State. He played only 20 minutes before fouling out. Lindell Wigginton scored 13.

Iowa State also faces Top 25 opponents in its next two games, Saturday against No. 17 Oklahoma and next Tuesday night against No. 10 Kansas.

Top-10 upsets…Lions introduce Patricia…Clippers’ Williams gets extended…Knicks deal Hernangomez

UNDATED (AP) – No. 1 Villanova was among three top-10 men’s basketball teams to fall last night. Shamorie Ponds scored 26 points and St. John’s followed Saturday’s upset of Duke by surprising the Wildcats, 79-75. Keita Bates-Diop scored 18 points as Ohio State knocked off third-ranked Purdue, 64-63, and Duane Wilson made one of two free throws with four seconds left to lift Texas A&M to an 81-80 upset of No. 8 Auburn.

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) – Matt Patricia has been formally introduced as head coach of the Detroit Lions after six seasons as the New England Patriots’ defensive coordinator. The 43-year-old Patricia helped New England win three Super Bowls over his 14 years on coach Bill Belichick’s staff. He takes over a team that has had one of the NFL’s worst rushing offenses over the last four seasons and has earned just one playoff win since capturing the 1957 league title.

UNDATED (AP) – Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams has agreed to a contract extension on the eve of the NBA trade deadline. Williams is the NBA’s top scorer among backup players, averaging 23.3 points in the best season of his career. He had been mentioned as a trade possibility in the final year of a contract that is paying him $7 million this season.

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Knicks have traded center Willy Hernangomez to the Charlotte Hornets for second-round picks in the 2020 and 2021 drafts, plus forward Johnny O’Bryant. Hernangomez was an all-rookie selection last season and had been identified by team management during the summer as an important piece of the Knicks’ future until the Knicks acquired Enes Kanter in the Carmelo Anthony trade. Hernangomez fell to third in the center rotation behind Kanter and Kyle O’Quinn, averaging 4.3 points and 2.6 rebounds after scoring 8.2 points and seven boards a game last season.

UNDATED (AP) – Infielder Yolmer Sanchez has beaten the White Sox in salary arbitration and will get a raise from $546,000 to $2.35 million rather than the team’s $2.1 million offer. Sanchez set career bests last year with a .267 average, 12 homers and 59 RBIs and .319 on-base percentage. Major league players are 6-3 against owners in arbitration so far this winter.

National Scoreboard

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Detroit 115 Brooklyn 106
Final Houston 109 Miami 101
Final OT Cleveland 140 Minnesota 138
Final Utah 92 Memphis 88
Final San Antonio 129 Phoenix 81
Indiana at New Orleans, postponed


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final SO Toronto 3 Nashville 2
Final Boston 6 N-Y Rangers 1
Final L.A. Kings 5 Edmonton 2


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final St. John’s 79 (1) Villanova 75
Final (2) Virginia 59 Florida St. 55
Final (14) Ohio St. 64 (3) Purdue 63
Final (7) Texas Tech 76 Iowa St. 58
Final Texas A&M 81 (8) Auburn 80
Final UNLV 86 (23) Nevada 78
Final (25) Miami 87 Wake Forest 81

McCarron Signs Patriots Contract

Dubuque native and former Iowa Hawkeye Riley McCarron signed a reserve/future contract with the New England Patriots.

McCarron spent the entire season on the Patriots’ practice squad after being signed by Houston as an undrafted free agent out of Iowa then was cut after training camp.

By signing McCarron, the Patriots keep him from becoming an unrestricted free agent and he will now have chance to make an impression in training camp and potentially earn a spot on a 53-man roster.

Area Scoreboard (2/7)

High School Boys Basketball

  • #5 Dubuque, Senior 68, Waterloo, West 45
  • #10 Dubuque, Hempstead 89, Waterloo, East 56
  • #4 Cedar Falls 72, Wahlert, Dubuque 56
  • Central DeWitt 43, Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 32
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 70, Midland, Wyoming 48
  • Monticello 63, Bellevue 58
  • Northeast, Goose Lake 58, Cascade 50

Wisconsin

  • Fennimore 81, River Valley 49
  • #1 New Glarus 64, Darlington 56
  • Iowa Grant 72, Belmont 55
  • Potosi 72, Galena 53
  • River Ridge 43, Cassville 33
  • Shullsburg 71, Scales Mound 44

High School Girls Basketball

  • #2 Cedar Falls 73, Wahlert, Dubuque 34
  • Hempstead 58, Waterloo, East 43
  • Waterloo, West 61, Dubuque, Senior 46
  • Western Dubuque 69, Maquoketa 44
  • Beckman, Dyersville 49, Central Clinton, DeWitt 47

Wisconsin

  • Riverdale 56, Southwestern 36
  • Darlington 54, Boscobel 45
  • #1 D-5 Black Hawk 61, #6 D-3 Platteville 40
  • Cuba City 74, Iowa-Grant 32
  • Mineral Point 71, Fennimore 38
  • Benton 75, Belmont 44
  • Potosi 62, Highland 36

High School Wrestling

Regional Duals

  • Crestwood 41, Wahlert 22
  • Washington 49, Dyersville Beckman Catholic 25
  • Sigourney-Keota 54, Cascade 30

College Men’s Volleyball

  • Clarke 3, Mount Mercy 1 (Clarke now 7-1)

No. 4 Michigan State survives Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Miles Bridges had 25 points and a crucial steal with five seconds left and fourth-ranked Michigan State rallied past Iowa 96-93 last night at Carver Hawkeye Arena for its seventh straight win.

Tyler Cook scored 26 points for Iowa which falls to (12-14, 3-10). Former Wahlert prep Cordell Pemsl contributed 11 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, a blocked shot, and steal in 19 minutes on the court.

Iowa plays at 14th-ranked Ohio State on Saturday.

McDaniels changes mind … Gronkowski robbed … Porzingis injured

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Josh McDaniels has backed out of a deal to become the Indianapolis’ Colts new coach, a decision that shocked the franchise hours after it announced his hiring. The Colts confirmed McDaniels’ decision after reports emerged that the Patriots’ offensive coordinator had opted to stay in New England with coach Bill Belichick.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski can be heard on a 911 call calmly telling a dispatcher that his home was burglarized while he was at the Super Bowl. Police in Foxborough, Massachusetts, released a portion of the call on Tuesday. The police report redacted all details of what was taken.

NEW YORK (AP) – Knicks All-Star Kristaps Porzingis has torn the ACL in his left knee. Porzingis was hurt in the second quarter of New York’s loss to Milwaukee on Tuesday night. He dunked with 8:46 left in the half and landed awkwardly, crashing to the court and holding his left knee. He was eventually helped up and taken to the locker room.

NEW YORK (AP) – The Los Angeles Lakers have been fined $50,000 for violating the NBA’s tampering rule. League officials responded to an ESPN interview in which team president Earvin “Magic” Johnson praised the skills of Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo. It’s the third time in less than a year the Lakers have been disciplined for tampering.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) – A 229-member strong, all-female cheering section has arrived from North Korea for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The squad, which features women chosen for their youth, good looks and enthusiasm, has been allowed to root for the North’s much smaller contingent of athletes.

National Scoreboard

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Orlando 116 Cleveland 98
Final Toronto 111 Boston 91
Final Milwaukee 103 N-Y Knicks 89
Final Atlanta 108 Memphis 82
Final Houston 123 Brooklyn 113
Final Philadelphia 115 Washington 102
Final Oklahoma City 125 Golden State 105
Final L.A. Lakers 112 Phoenix 93


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Pittsburgh 5 Vegas 4
Final OT Anaheim 4 Buffalo 3
Final Washington 3 Columbus 2
Final OT Philadelphia 2 Carolina 1
Final Ottawa 5 New Jersey 3
Final Boston 3 Detroit 2
Final Florida 3 Vancouver 1
Final Minnesota 6 St. Louis 2
Final Winnipeg 4 Arizona 3
Final Calgary 3 Chicago 2
Final Colorado 3 San Jose 1


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (4) Michigan St. 96 Iowa 93
Final OT (5) Xavier 98 Butler 93
Final (6) Cincinnati 77 UCF 40
Final (10) Kansas 71 TCU 64
Final (15) Tennessee 61 (24) Kentucky 59
Final Northwestern 61 (20) Michigan 52
Final (22) Wichita St. 85 Memphis 65

Rams, Mustangs Ranked Top 10

Following their win at top ranked Iowa City West over the weekend, the previously unranked Senior Rams have vaulted to number 5 in the new Iowa Associated Press Class 4-A High School Boys Basketball Rankings.  The win snapped West’s state record 81-game home winning streak. Hempstead is still ranked number 10.  West fell from the top spot for the first time this season and are ranked 2nd, Cedar Falls is rated 4th.

Cascade, one of five unbeaten teams in Class 2-A are still ranked number 3.

Iowa High School Regional Wrestling Duals

The Iowa Class 2A and 1A Regional Wrestling Duals will be held across the state tonight with the 3A Regional Duals on Wednesday evening. The r regional winners advance to the state duals at Wells Fargo arena next week.

In Class 2A at West Delaware in Manchester; #16 Wahlert will meet #21 Crestwood and #3 West Delaware will face #32 Union Laporte City with the winners to meet for the regional championship. At Davenport Assumption; #24 Dyersville Beckman Catholic faces #9 Washington and #5 Assumption duals with #27 Mount Vernon with the winners meeting.

In Class 1A at Don Bosco in Gilbertville: # 35 Cascade will meets #33 Sigourney-Keota and top ranked Don Bosco faces unranked Highland, Riverside with the winners meeting for the regional title.

In Class 3A on Wednesday night: 8th ranked Hempstead is hosting a regional and has a semi-final bye and will wrestle against the winner of #9 Waverly-Shellrock and #21 Bettendorf. At Iowa City High: #14 Western Dubuque meets #20 Linn-Mar with the winner to dual with #6 City High.

Loras Hires Football Assistants

Loras Head football coach Steve Helminiak has announced the hiring of Greg Bower and Wes Fleming as the newest additions to his coaching staff. Bower has been named defensive coordinator while Fleming will be responsible for coaching the secondary.

Bower spent five seasons at the University of Minnesota-Duluth in Duluth, Minn. as the defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator. Previously, Bower was the defensive coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in addition to an eight-year stint on the staff at Northern Illinois.

Fleming comes to Loras after two seasons at Kansas Wesleyan University. There, he coached quarterbacks and wide receivers during the 2016 season and was the co-defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach as well as the recruiting coordinator during the 2017 season.

Lions get a coach…Disappointing ratings for Super Bowl…Astros, Springer work out deal

DETROIT (AP) – Matt Patricia has been hired as the new head coach of the Detroit Lions after spending the last six seasons as the New England Patriots’ defensive coordinator. Patricia was on coach Bill Belichick’s staff for 14 seasons, much of that while Lions general manager Bob Quinn was part of New England’s personnel department. Former head coach Jim Caldwell was fired last month after the Lions missed the playoffs despite a 9-7 record.

NEW YORK (AP) – Sunday’s Super Bowl was seen by seven percent fewer television viewers than last year’s game. The Neilson company says the estimated 103.4 million TV viewers is the smallest Super Bowl audience since 2009 despite the underdog Philadelphia Eagles’ exciting eight-point win over New England. NFL viewership has been down this year, with experts citing factors like increased injuries, some confusing rules changes and anger at players protesting police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem.

HOUSTON (AP) – Houston Astros outfielder George Springer has avoided salary arbitration by accepting a two-year, $24 million package. The World Series hero batted .283 with 34 homers and 85 RBIs in 2017, his fourth major league season. The 28-year-old Springer homered in each of the last four games in last year’s Fall Classic and tied a record with five in the series as the Astros captured their first championship.

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) – Larry Nassar has received his latest sentence for sexual assault and was ordered to serve 40 to 125 years for molesting young athletes at Twistars, an elite Michigan gymnastics club. The former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor must first serve 60 years in federal prison for child pornography crimes. Nassar was also sentenced last month to 40 to 175 yards in prison for sexually assaulting girls and women under the guise of treatment.

UNDATED (AP) – There’s no change among the top three in the latest Associated Press men’s basketball poll, where No. 1 Villanova is followed by Virginia and Purdue. The Wildcats picked up 48 of 65 first-place votes, the Cavaliers received 16 and the Boilermakers garnered the other. Michigan State is fourth, followed by Xavier, Cincinnati, Texas Tech, Auburn, Duke and Kansas.

National Scoreboard

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Detroit 111 Portland 91
Final Washington 111 Indiana 102
Final Orlando 111 Miami 109
Final Utah 133 New Orleans 109
Final Denver 121 Charlotte 104
Final Sacramento 104 Chicago 98
Final L.A. Clippers 104 Dallas 101


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Toronto 7 Anaheim 4
Final OT Nashville 5 N-Y Islanders 4
Final Dallas 2 N-Y Rangers 1
Final Edmonton 6 Tampa Bay 2


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (19) West Virginia 75 (17) Oklahoma 73

MVC All Conference High School Swimming

A number of Hempstead and Senior High swimmers have been recognized by the Mississippi Valley Conference with all-divisional honors for the season.

First Team All Valley Division selections included:

  • Dalton Hammel of Hempstead in the 100 Fly
  • Tate Billmeyer in the 100 Breast Stroke

Second team choices included:

  • Will Colin of Senior in the 200 Free
  • Sam Sutter of Hempstead in the 500 Free
  • Hempstead’s 400 Free Relay team of Mathias Chamberlain, Sam Sutter, Jakob Decker, and David Holesinger
  • Gavin Hall of Senior in the 100 Fly

Honorable Mention:

  • Hempstead’s 200 Medley team of Jackob Decker, Tate Billmeyer, Dalton, Hammel, and David Holesinger
  • Mathias Chamberlain of Senior in the 200 Free
  •  Sam Sutter and Dalton Hammel of Hempstead in the 200 IM
  • David Holesinger of Hempstead in the 100 Free
  • Will Colin of Senior and Hempstead’s Mathias Chamberlin in the 500 Free
  • Jakob Decker of Hempstead in the 100 Backstroke
  • Senior’s Pierce Casper and Connor Sindt in the 100 Breast Stroke

Area Scoreboard (2/5)

College Baseball

LSU-Shreveport 5, No. 17 Clarke 4 (Clarke now 1-1)

College Womens Basketball

Regional

  • Iowa 92, Minnesota 84 (Junior Megan Gustafson broke the Iowa’s school record for double-doubles in a career (men or women) with 25 points and 15 rebounds. She has 22 double-doubles this season.
  • Purdue 73, Illinois 54

Maryland uses late surge to beat Wisconsin

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 23 points, Kevin Huerter added 19 and Maryland squeezed past Wisconsin 68-63 Sunday to stretch the Badgers’ losing streak to five games.

The defeat ended Wisconsin’s Big Ten-record run of 17 straight winning seasons in conference play. Using a starting lineup that featured three freshmen and two juniors, the rebuilding Badgers (10-15, 3-9) rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit before fading.

Ethan Happ scored 18 points for Wisconsin, which has lost eight of nine. The Badgers are 1-8 on road, including 1-6 in the conference.

UP NEXT:  Wisconsin at Illinois on Thursday, a team the Badgers have defeated 12 straight times.

No. 17 Ohio State holds off pesky Illinois

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Keita Bates-Diop scored a career-high 35 points and had 13 rebounds and No. 17 Ohio State held off Illinois 75-67 on Sunday.

The Buckeyes, playing without suspended guard Kam Williams, overcame an Illinois lead to tie the score at the 5-minute mark. But they wouldn’t get the game in hand until Kaleb Wesson grabbed an offensive rebound and put it back up with 48 seconds left. That gave the Buckeyes a 72-67 lead, and any momentum Illinois had was gone for good.

Mark Alstork paced Illinois with 19 points, and Trent Frazier chipped in 12.

Ertz, Foles lead Eagles to first Super Bowl title…Colts linebacker killed in crash…Lue not leaving

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Zach Ertz grabbed a go-ahead, 11-yard touchdown pass with 2:21 remaining before Philadelphia completed a 41-33 win over New England, giving the Eagles their first Super Bowl title. Game MVP Nick Foles was 28 of 43 for 373 yards, three touchdowns and one interception to help the Eagles earn their first NFL title since 1960. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw for 505 yards and three TDs, but he fumbled seconds after Ertz put Philadelphia ahead.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indianapolis Colts say linebacker Edwin Jackson was one of two men killed when a suspected drunken driver struck them as they stood outside their car along a highway in Indianapolis. State police identified the victims as Jackson and 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe, of Avon, Indiana. Authorities say the driver that struck them before dawn on Sunday tried to flee on foot but was quickly captured. Toxicology results are pending.

CLEVELAND (AP) – A person with direct knowledge of the situation says the Cleveland Cavaliers have no plans to fire coach Tyronn Lue despite the team’s recent slide. Lue is the only coach to win a championship with a Cleveland team since 1964, but his status came into question following Saturday night’s 32-point home loss to Houston. Cleveland has lost 12 of 18 and has been blown out several times in the span.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – The Texas Rangers have signed 44-year-old pitcher Bartolo Colon to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Colon was a combined 7-14 with a 6.48 ERA in 28 starts for Atlanta and Minnesota last season. The 2005 AL Cy Young Award winner has 240 career victories in 20 seasons with 10 different teams.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Gary Woodland parred the first playoff hole to beat Chez Reavie and win the PGA’s Waste Management Phoenix Open. Woodland birdied three of the last four holes of regulation for a 7-under 64, the best round of the day. He was 18 under for the tournament. Reavie made a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th to force the PGA Tour’s fourth straight playoff and the event’s third overtime finish in a row.

National Scoreboard

SUPER BOWL 52

Final Philadelphia 41 New England 33

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Boston 97 Portland 96
Final Atlanta 99 N-Y Knicks 96
Final Toronto 101 Memphis 86
Final Milwaukee 109 Brooklyn 94
Final L.A. Lakers 108 Oklahoma City 104
Final Charlotte 115 Phoenix 110


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Vegas 4 Washington 3
Final San Jose 3 Carolina 1
Final Montreal 4 Ottawa 1


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (1) Villanova 92 Seton Hall 76
Final (17) Ohio St. 75 Illinois 67
Final (25) Arizona St. 88 Washington St. 78

No surgery for Love…Bucks lose Brogdon to quad injury…GM change coming to Ravens

CLEVELAND (AP) – Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love has learned he won’t need surgery on his broken left hand after being examined at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery. However, the five-time All-Star will be out two months due to the injury, which occurred during Tuesday’s loss to the Detroit Pistons. Love is averaging 17.9 points and 9.4 rebounds this season.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon will be sidelined for up to eight weeks with a partially torn left quadriceps tendon suffered during the second quarter of Thursday’s 108-89 loss at Minnesota. The reigning Rookie of the Year has played in 46 games this season and is averaging 13.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. The announcement comes just as Jabari Parker returned to action following a year-long recovery from a knee injury.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) – Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti has confirmed that general manager Ozzie Newsome will step down after the 2018 season. Bisciotti explained that Newsome signed a five-year extension in 2014 with the understanding that he surrender the post to assistant GM Eric DeCosta at the end of the contract. The owner said the only GM in team history will stay with the organization and “be the highest-paid scout in America when Eric takes over next year.”

PHOENIX (AP) – Major league players are now 3-1 in arbitration following yesterday’s contract decisions on Miami catcher J.T. Realmuto  and Marlins first baseman Justin Bour . Realmuto was given a $2.9 million salary instead of his request for $3.5 million, and Bour received a $3.4 million contract over the Marlins’ $3 million offer. Realmuto may be traded as part of the team’s payroll purge under new chief executive Derek Jeter.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Rickie Fowler and Bryson DeChambeau share the lead heading into the third round of the PGA’s Phoenix Open. The two are 10 under for the tournament after firing 5-under 66s for the second straight day. Daniel Berger and former Arizona State player Chez Reavie were a stroke back.

 

Area Scoreboard (2/3)

High School Boys Basketball

  • #10 Hempstead 55, Wahlert 53
  • Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 70, Anamosa 39
  • Bellevue 67, Wilton 42
  • Cascade 69, Mid-Prairie, Wellman 48
  • Solon 60, Maquoketa 57 (OT)
  • West Delaware 49, Western Dubuque 29

Wisconsin

  • Cuba City 74, Fennimore 49
  • Barneveld 67, River Ridge 48
  • Benton 52, Monticello 47
  • Black Hawk 61, Cassville 41
  • Darlington 76, Riverdale 28
  • Dodgeville 67, Lancaster 66
  • Juda 59, Shullsburg 46
  • Mineral Point 94, Boscobel 70
  • Pecatonica 64, Potosi 52
  • Prairie du Chien 56, Platteville 51
  • Southwestern 62, Iowa-Grant 34
  • Richland Center 81, River Valley 70
  • Argyle 50, Belmont 45

 High School Girls Basketball

Iowa

  • Western Dubuque 45, West Delaware 32
  • Cascade 50, Mid-Prairie 34
  • Anamosa 39, Beckman, Dyersville 32
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 52, Lisbon 30
  • Maquoketa 56, Solon 46

Wisconsin

  • Dodgeville 48, Lancaster 40
  • Platteville 70, Prairie du Chien 38

Illinois

  • East Dubuque 45, River Ridge-Scales Mound 32 (E.D. co-conf. champions)
  • Galena 69, Lena-Winslow 48

College Wrestling

  • Loras 41, Dubuque 0 (Loras with a 17-0 dual record broke the school dual wins season record)

Sectional Wrestling Saturday

The road to the Iowa High School state wrestling tournament starts on Saturday in Class 1A and 2A.

In Class 2A: Wahlert Catholic, Dyersville Beckman and Maquoketa wrestlers will be at the Anamosa sectional joined by wrestlers from Anamosa, Center Point-Urbana, and Monticello. The top two place finishers advance to the District meet at Central Dewitt next Saturday.

In Class 1A: Cascade is hosting a sectional meet. Wrestlers from Cascade, Bellevue and Clayton Ridge will be joined by those from Alburnett , Central City, Maquoketa Valley, Midland and North Linn. The top two will advance to the district meet at Jesup next Saturday.

Class 3A wrestlers will be battling for state tournament berths next Saturday as well at district sites around the state.

Fighting Saints Rumble with Roughriders

The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back into action tonight and Saturday night with the Cedar Rapids Roughriders. The first meeting takes place tonight at the Stable in Cedar Rapids then the two meet tomorrow night at Mystique Community Ice Center, the puck drops both nights at 7:05.

Going into the weekend Dubuque sits in a three way tie for 4th place in the USHL East standings with a record of 16-13-4-and-1 with 37 points which is only two points behind 2nd place Chicago with 39. Team USA tops the East with 45 points.

Area Scoreboard (2/2/)

High School Wrestling

  • Hempstead 48, Cedar Falls 22
  • Hempstead 65, Cedar Rapids Washington 15 (Next up Hempstead hosts the 3A regional duals on Wednesday evening at Moody Gym facing the winner of the Waverly-Shellrock and Bettendorf dual that starts at 6 o’clock.)
  • Cedar Rapids Jefferson 43, Senior 29

High School Boys Basketball

  • Galena 51, Warren 46
  • Lanark Eastland 50, East Dubuque 44

High School Girls Basketball

Iowa

  • Hempstead 67, Wahlert 46

Wisconsin

  • Darlington 64, Fennimore 34
  • Belmont 45, Cassville 36
  • Black Hawk 55, Barneveld 20
  • Cuba City 66, Boscobel 34
  • Mineral Point 70, Southwestern 32
  • Potosi 82, Benton 40
  • River Ridge 48, Shullsburg 45

Illinois

  • Lanark Eastland 63, Galena 41

College Women’s Basketball

  • Iowa 71, Michigan State 68 (OT) (Megan Gustafson 36 points, 17 rebounds)
  • Nebraska 62, Illinois 47

College Wrestling

  • UW Platteville 27, UW Oshkosh 21

Clarke Pride opens 2018 baseball season Saturday

Defending Heart of America Athletic Conference baseball champion Clarke University opens their season this weekend in Shreveport, La with a three-game series.

The Pride ranked 17th in the NAIA Baseball Pre-season Coaches Poll posted a program record 46-14 mark last year and made its second straight appearance in the NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round.

Clarke returns six of eight players who earned all-conference honors a year ago, including 2018 NAIA Baseball Preseason All-American and 2017 Heart Pitcher of the Year Michael Lopez (JR/Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.). Also back are first-team all-conference performers Jacob Blunk, Evan Faccenda (SR/Vacaville, Calif.), Kevin Hunley (JR/Glendale, Ariz.) and Stephan Zanoni (SR/Meridian, Idaho), and honorable mention all-conference pick Anthony Ruden (SR/Dubuque, Iowa).

The Pride will open the new campaign on Saturday, facing No. 16 Tabor College at 3 p.m. and (RV) Louisiana State-Shreveport at 6 p.m. Clarke will wrap up weekend play at 3 p.m. Sunday against Louisiana State – Alexandria.

Clarke’s home opener is set for March 17 against Grand View University at A.J. Spiegel Park in Peosta, Iowa.

Badgers Fall to Northwestern

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Derek Pardon scored 17 points on 8-of-8 shooting, and Northwestern rode a game-opening 18-1 run to beat Wisconsin 60-52 on Thursday night. Khalil Iverson had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Badgers (10-14, 3-8), who have lost four straight games and seven of their last eight.

UP NEXT for Wisconsin: At Maryland on Sunday to begin a two-game road swing.

Iowa 5A and 4A Girls Basketball Pairings Announced

5A and 4A Girls Basketball Pairings

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has announced the regional basketball pairings for the tournament this month.

In Class 5A: Hempstead will host Senior in a Region 1 semi-final game on Saturday February 17th with the winner to the regional final to play 2nd ranked Cedar Falls, Waterloo West or Ames.

In Class 4A Region 4: Wahlert will host Iowa City Liberty on Wednesday, February 14th with the winner to advance and face Clear Creek-Amana. The other teams in region are top ranked Marion, Waterloo East, and Independence.

In Class 4A Region 5: 15th ranked Western Dubuque will host Clinton on February 14th with the winner to advance and meet 12th ranked Cedar Rapids Xavier in the semi-finals and Maquoketa will host Central Dewitt with the winner to meet 5th ranked Center Point-Urbana.

Area Scoreboard (2/1)

College Men’s Basketball

  • Loras 94, Central 85 (Ryan DiCanio leading the Duhawks with 38 points)
  • Missouri Valley 86, Clarke 79 (Haris Takes 23 points)
  • #20 UW Platteville 68, #18 UW-Oshkosh 62 (Quentin Shields with 19 to lead Pioneers)

College Women’s Basketball

  • Loras 75, Central 45 (Marissa Schroeder led Loras with 15)
  • Clarke 67, Missouri Valley 58 (Kea Whittington with 17 leading Clarke)
  • UW Oshkosh 65, UW Platteville 55 (Allison Prestegaard with 14 to lead UWP

Regional

  • Minnesota 71, Wisconsin 61

College Men’s Volleyball

  • Clarke 3, St. Xavier 2

Bohannon, Cook lead Iowa past Minnesota 94-80

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Jordan Bohannon led six Hawkeyes in double figures with 20 points and Iowa rolled past Minnesota 94-80 on Tuesday night, its second straight home win. Tyler Cook scored 17 points with 10 rebounds and Isaiah Moss had 16 for the Hawkeyes (12-12, 3-8 Big Ten), who’ve split their last six league games after starting 0-5 in the conference. Former Wahlert prep Cordell Pemsl scored 10 points and six rebounds.

The Hawkeyes travel to Penn State on Saturday.

Area Scoreboard (1/31)

High School Boys Basketball

Iowa

  • Senior 73, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 61
  • Dubuque, Hempstead 76, Waterloo, West 69
  • Cedar Rapids, Washington 63, Wahlert, Dubuque 58
  • Cascade 56, Monticello 44 (Cascade clinches RVC North title)
  • North Cedar, Stanwood 63, Bellevue 58
  • Easton Valley 69, Marquette Catholic, Bellevue 55
  • Maquoketa 61, Mount Vernon 46

Wisconsin

  • Darlington 71, Cuba City 65
  • Mineral Point 93, Fennimore 81
  • Belmont 37, Highland 36
  • Potosi 59, Shullsburg 47
  • Benton 68, Cassville 59
  • Southwestern 52, Riverdale 37
  • Black Hawk 67, Monticello 40
  • River Ridge 55, De Soto 50

 

High School Girls Basketball

Iowa

  • Iowa City, West 83, Dubuque, Senior 33
  • Western Dubuque 36, Dyersville Beckman 34
  • Bellevue 38, North Cedar, Stanwood 35
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 61, Easton Valley 46
  • Cascade 50, Monticello 36

Wisconsin

  • Platteville 68, Cuba City 43
  • Boscobel 59, De Soto 31

Illinois

  • Galena 56, East Dubuque 42

Beckman Catholic Football Coach Jim Derr Resigns

Beckman Catholic High School in Dyersville is now looking for a new varsity head football coach. Jim Derr has announced his resignation from the job he has held the past four seasons. Derr has coached football in some capacity at Beckman for a total of 39 years. He will remain in his position of Tech Coordinator at Beckman.

As a head coach, Derr posted a 25-16 record and under his guidance the Blazers qualified for the playoffs the first two seasons winning district championships both times. His 2014 team advanced to the state semi-final.

Beckman also announced head sophomore coach Thomas McGuire has stepped down to accept the head football coaching job at Boone High School.

McCarron Meets Super Bowl Media

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Eagles and Patriots participated in the annual Super Bowl media night before continuing their preparations for Sunday’s game at Minneapolis.  Dubuque native and former Iowa Hawkeye Riley McCarron who is there helping his team the Patriots prepare for the Eagles was one of the players who faced the hundreds of microphones.

McCarron started his rookie season signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent, before being cut then was quickly scooped up by the Patriots for their practice squad. McCarron was named New England’s Practice Player of the Week a couple of times during the season.

 

 

Area Scoreboard (1/30)

High School Boys Basketball

Iowa

  • Dyersville Beckman Catholic 67, Western Dubuque 60

Illinois

  • East Dubuque 58, Scales Mound 39 (Warriors now 22-2)

Wisconsin

  • Lancaster 70, Cassville 52

High School Girls Basketball

Wisconsin

  • River Ridge 37, Lancaster 33
  • Darlington 71, Shullsburg 63
  • Potosi 71, Southwestern 45
  • New Glarus 50, Mineral Point 44
  • Benton 53, River Ridge-Scales Mound (IL) 48

Iowa Boys Basketball Poll

The Hempstead Mustangs have landed back in the Associated Press weekly Iowa High School Boys basketball rankings. The Mustangs are ranked 10th in the new poll Class 4A poll. Senior and Western Dubuque received votes for inclusion in the poll. MVC member Iowa City West is still top ranked and Cedar Falls is rated 4th.  Cedar Rapids Xavier is ranked 3rd in Class 3A.

Cascade, one of six unbeaten teams in Class 2A is still ranked 3rd.