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Warriors rout Rockets...Love out for Cavs in Game 7...Phillies in first

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Klay Thompson nailed nine 3-pointers while scoring 35 points as the Golden State Warriors ripped the Houston Rockets, 115-86 to force a seventh game in the NBA’s Western Conference finals. Stephen (STEH’-fehn) Curry added five 3s and 29 points for the Warriors, who trailed by 10 before outscoring the Rockets 64-25 in the second half. James Harden led Houston with 32 points but had just 10 in the second half.

CLEVELAND (AP) – A concussion will sideline Cleveland forward Kevin Love for Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals Sunday night in Boston. The Cavaliers say the All-Star has been placed in the concussion protocol after bashing heads with Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum in the first half of Cleveland’s Game 6 win. Love has suffered at least two other known concussions in his career.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Aaron Nola flirted with a no-hitter before the Philadelphia Phillies earned a 2-1 win over Toronto to take a half-game lead over Atlanta in the NL East. Russell Martin hit a two-out single in the seventh to end the no-hit bid and send Nola to the showers after 113 pitches. Nick Williams’ third pinch-hit homer of the season broke a 1-1 deadlock in the eighth.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Justin Rose will carry a four-stroke lead into the final round of the Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial after firing a 4-under 66 to go 14 under for the tournament. It is the largest 54-hole lead at the Hogan’s Alley since Kenny Perry led by seven in 2005. Emiliano Grillo and Brooks Kopeka (KEHP’-kuh) share second. Koepka shot a 67 on Saturday, two strokes better than Grillo.

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Scott McCarron and Tim Petrovic are even through three rounds of the Senior PGA Championship at Benton Harbor. McCarron bogeyed his final hole to fall into a tie at 13 under, and Petrovic pulled even with a 65. England’s Paul Broadhurst matched the best third-round score in tournament history, a 64 that puts him 11 under.


Cleveland Cavaliers Force Game 7

LeBron James poured in 46 points and also had team highs of 11 rebounds and nine rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers topped the Boston Celtics, 109-99 to force a seventh game in the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals. George Hill chipped in 20 points and Jeff Green added 14 after replacing Kevin Love, who left the game in the first quarter after bumping heads with Boston’s Jayson Tatum. Terry Rozier had a team-high 28 points for the Celtics, who will host the winner-take-all series finale on Sunday.


MLB Scoreboard

Cubs 6, Giants 2

Brewers 4, Mets 3

Rangers 8, Royals 4

Tigers 5, White Sox 4

Pirates 8, Cardinals 1

Yankees 2, Angels 1

Blue Jays 6, Phillies 5

Orioles 2, Rays 0

Nationals 9, Marlins 5

Astros 11, Indians 2

Red Sox 6, Braves 2

Rockies 5, Reds 4

Diamondbacks 7, Athletics 1

Mariners 2, Twins 1

Dodgers 4, Padres 1


Softball - WIAA Regional Final Scores

Wisconsin Heights 9, Boscobel 2

Mineral Point 3, Cuba City 0

Dodgeville 13, River Valley 1

Belmont 3, Blackhawk 1

Highland 1, Barneveld 0


Dubuque Fighting Saints to Host 2018 Main Camp

The Dubuque Fighting Saints will be hosting the 2018 Main Camp at the Mystique Community Ice Center starting Wednesday, June 6 and concluding on Saturday, June 9. The camp is open to the public, and it will include eight teams full of Fighting Saints draft picks and invitees from all over the world. New for this season, each prospect team will be named after a Fighting Saints alum that has made it to the pro level, including Mike Matheson, Hunter Miska, Michael Downing, Dylan Gambrell, Matt Benning, Karson Kuhlman, Joakim Ryan and Blake Hillman. A preliminary All-Star Game will be played on Friday night to give the hockey operations staff a chance to set final rosters and line combinations for one more game. Camp will culminate in a final All-Star Game on Saturday, June 9 at 10:30 a.m., and it will feature teams named after the Fighting Saints’ two NHL All-Star selections, Johnny Gaudreau and Zemgus Girgensons.


MLB Scoreboard (5/25)

Angels 8, Toronto 1

Baltimore 9, White Sox 3

Oakland 4, Seattle 3

Houston 8, Cleveland 2

Tampa Bay 6, Boston 3

Kansas City 8, Texas 2

Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh 4

Mets 5, Milwaukee 0


Rockets Take Western Lead...Sox Catcher Castillo Suspended...Busch Wins Charlotte Pole

HOUSTON (AP) – Eric Gordon came off the bench to score 24 points and the Houston Rockets took a 3-2 lead in the NBA’s Western Conference finals by getting past the Golden State Warriors, 98-94. Gordon also came up with a huge steal in the closing seconds before nailing two free throws to wrap up the Rockets’ second victory. Kevin Durant had a game-high 29 points for the Warriors, who host Game 6 on Saturday.

UNDATED (AP) – White Sox catcher Welington Castillo has been suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball following a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance. Castillo will lose more than $3.5 million of his salary after becoming the eighth player suspended this year under the major league drug-testing program. The 31-year-old Castillo is hitting .267 with six home runs, 15 RBIs and a .774 OPS this season, one year after slamming a career-high 20 homers.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Kevin Na chipped in from the rough more than 90 feet away for an incredible birdie to close out an 8-under 62 and take the lead at the Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial. The birdie put him one stroke ahead of Charley Hoffman, who also was bogey-free when shooting a 63 in the morning round. Jhonattan Vegas, Emiliano Grillo, Andrew Putnam and Beau Hossler shot 64.

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Nevada club pro Stuart Smith shot a 5-under 66 for a share of the first-round lead in the Senior PGA Championship. Smith closed his morning round with a double bogey on the par-4 18th. Scott McCarron, Tim Petrovic, Wes Short Jr., Barry Lane and Peter Lonard matched the 66 in the afternoon.

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) – Kyle Busch has won the pole for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, edging Joey Logano. Busch turned a lap of 191.836 mph to take the top starting position for NASCAR’s longest race. Cup points leader Kevin Harvick will start from the rear of the field after failing pre-race inspection three times.


Local Scoreboard (5/25)

Wisconsin HS Baseball – Regional Quarterfinals

Division 2

Mount Horeb 2, Platteville 1

Division 3

Darlington 5, Cuba City 4 – Redbirds advance to Regional Semifinal Tuesday at Shullsburg/Benton

Lancaster 13, Brookwood 0 – Flying Arrows will meet Prairie du Chien Tuesday

Necedah 12, Boscobel 5

Division 4

River Ridge 5, Potosi 2 – River Ridge will play at Riverdale Tuesday

Iowa-Grant 6, Southwestern 4 – I-G will face Argyle on Tuesday

Barneveld 6, Belmont 5

Wauzeka-Steuben 3, Cassville 2

Iowa HS Baseball

Senior 22, Davenport Central 8 (6 innings)

Hempstead 6, Beckman 5 (10 innings)

Cascade 7, Northeast Goose Lake 0

Cascade 9, Northeast Goose Lake 1

College Baseball

Ohio State 2, Iowa 0 – The Hawkeye offense struggled once again as Iowa was eliminated from the Big Ten Tournament. The Hawkeyes managed just four hits against the Buckeyes in a season-ending loss. They finish the 2018 campaign with a 33-20 record.

Iowa HS Softball

Hempstead 7, Cedar Falls 2

Hempstead 11, Cedar Falls 2

Cedar Rapids Xavier 8, Wahlert 1

Cedar Rapids Xavier 16, Wahlert 6


MLB Scoreboard (5/24)

Kansas City 5, St. Louis 2 (10 innings)

Houston 4, San Francisco 1

Cleveland 1, Cubs 0

Detroit 4, Minnesota 1

Texas 12, Yankees 10

Angels 5, Toronto 4

Boston 4, Tampa Bay 1

White Sox 11, Baltimore 1

Seattle 1, Oakland 0

Milwaukee 9, Arizona 2

San Diego 3, Washington 1

Philadelphia 3, Washington 1

Miami 2, Mets 1

Pittsburgh 5, Cincinnati 4 (12 innings)

Dodgers 3, Colorado 0


Tatum Leads Celtics Past Cavs...Caps Headed to Cup Final...NFL Owners Approve Anthem Policy

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Celtics have a three-games-to-two lead in the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals after Jayson Tatum contributed 24 points, seven rebounds and four assists in a 96-83 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Al Horford had 15 points and 12 boards for the Celtics, who maintained control after outscoring Cleveland, 32-19 in the first quarter. Cavs forward LeBron James led all scorers with 26 points, but the rest of Cleveland’s starters added just 24.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Braden Holtby posted his second consecutive shutout and the Washington Capitals advanced to the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in 20 years by taking Game 7 of their series with Tampa Bay, 4-0. Holtby is the fifth netminder in league history to record shutouts in the sixth and seventh games of the same series. Alex Ovechkin scored just 62 seconds into the game and Andre Burakovsky added a pair of second-period goals.

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Rangers have hired Boston University’s David Quinn as their new head coach, replacing Alain Vigneault. The 51-year-old Quinn coached the Terriers to four NCAA Tournament appearances in five seasons, including a trip to the 2015 national championship game. He takes over a franchise that missed the playoffs this season for the first time since 2010.

ATLANTA (AP) – NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the “The Star-Spangled Banner” but requiring them to stand if they come to the field. Also announced during the league’s spring meeting in Atlanta, the 2023 Super Bowl has been awarded to Arizona and the 2024 title game to New Orleans.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – A top New Jersey lawmaker is urging all 50 states to reject so-called “integrity fee” payments to professional sports leagues in any sports betting legislation they enact. Democratic state Senate President Steve Sweeney says it is “extortion” for the leagues to demand money in return for hosting honest games. The U.S. Supreme Court last week allowed states to legalize sports betting after a suit brought by New Jersey. The leagues are seeking payments from states or sports betting providers to help them pay for the cost of making sure their games remain free from cheating.


Local Scoreboard (5/24)

Boys Substate Soccer

Iowa City West 10, Hemsptead 0

Wahlert 3, Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union 0 – Nathan Donovan, Zach Berning and Tyler Dodds tallied goals for the Golden Eagles. Wahlert plays Davenport Assumption Saturday for the right to go to the State Tournament.

Dyersville Beckman 4, Vinton-Shellsburg 1 – Beckman took a 3-0 on goals that came just more than eight minutes apart late in the 1st half. The Blazers will play at Iowa City Regina for a trip to State on Saturday.

Wisconsin Softball Postseason – Regional Semifinals

Division 3

La Crosse Aquinas 10, Lancaster 2

Arcadia 4, Platteville 2

Division 4

Mineral Point 7, Darlington 2

Cuba City 10, Belleville 0 (5 innings)

Boscobel 6, Iowa-Grant 1

Division 5

Belmont 11, River Ridge 1 (5 innings)

Barneveld 13, Southwestern 7

Black Hawk 7, Potosi 2

Iowa High School Softball

Western Dubuque 7, Benton Community 6

Western Dubuque 9, Benton Community 7

Beckman 5, Clear Creek-Amana 3

Clear Creek-Amana 10, Beckman 7

Iowa High School Baseball

Cascade 13, Wahlert 2 (6 innings)

North Linn 2, Beckman 1

College Baseball

Michigan 2, Iowa 1 (10 innings) – Hawkeyes manage just one hit in loss in Big Ten Tournament opener. Iowa plays Ohio State in the consolation bracket at 9:00 AM.


UD's Atwater, Loras' Murfin Highlight National Track Qualifiers

A total of sixteen competitors from Loras College and the University of Dubuque will open competition at the Division III National Track and Field Championships today. The Spartans have a dozen national qualifiers, led by Tanasha Atwater. She’s a double-entrant in both the hammer throw and the shotput, where she’s the defending national champion. Loras’ lone female qualifier is Bella Solis, who’s a contender to win the 400 hurdles. She enters the championships with the 3rd best qualifying time.

On the men’s side, UD could also shine in the field events, where junior Blaze Murfin is qualified in three events: discus, hammer throw, and shot put. Murfin has the 2nd best qualifying effort in that final event. Loras’ Patrick Mikel will also compete in three events. Mikel enters the championships with the fastest qualifying time in the 400 meters. He’ll also be running the 200 and will anchor the Duhawk 4×400 relay.

The D3 National Track meet is being run in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and runs through Saturday.


UD, Loras Baseball Players Named All-Region

Postseason accolades continue to roll in for a handful of college baseball players with Dubuque connections. Both D3Baseball.com and the American Baseball Coaches Association released their All-Central Region teams this week. Making both squads were the University of Dubuque’s Chase Kueter and Nathan Schneiderman and Loras’ Danny Weis. Kueter, a Bellevue product, was chosen for the Second Team as a starting pitcher by both organizations. The junior logged a 2.68 earned run average in 94 innings this season. He also held opposing batters to just a .212 batting average. Weis was a Second Team pick by D3Baseball while landing on the coaches association’s Third Team. He batted .379 and scored 33 runs for the Duhawks in his senior campaign. Schneiderman made the Third Team on both squads. The Spartan relief pitcher closed out eight games and averaged 1.4 strikeouts per inning.  Fellow Spartan Dalton Garst was also named to D3Baseball’s Third Team. The senior 3rd baseman batted .341 with a .443 slugging average. And making the ABCA’s Third Team was former Wahlert star Alex Timp, who now pitches for Coe. He compiled a perfect 6-0 record with a 2.67 ERA in his freshman season for the Kohawks.


Hempstead, WD, Beckman Softball Teams Ranked

A trio of Dubuque County high school softball teams have landed in the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s preseason rankings.

In Class 5A, Hempstead begins the season rated #7. The Mustangs return virtually their entire lineup from a team that went 24-18 and advanced to the Regional Final round of the postseason last summer.

Western Dubuque starts the season off in the Union’s rankings as well, sitting at #11 in Class 4A. The Bobcats also return much of their core from a season ago, with seven starters back. Among those returners is Ella Link, who clubbed a school-record eleven homers from the leadoff position as a freshman last year.

The highest-ranked of the area teams is Dyersville Beckman, which starts off at #3 in Class 3A. The Blazers fell just a game shy of the State Tournament last summer, and bring back eight starters. They’ll be led by junior pitcher Sydney Steffen, who accounted for 25 of Beckman’s 30 victories last summer.

Top-ranked teams across the five classes are Pleasant Valley in 5A, Winterset in 4A, Davenport Assumption in 3A, Durant in 2A, and Kee High in 1A.


Rockets Even Series...Seattle's Gordon to DL...Panthers Sale Approved

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The NBA’s Western Conference finals are tied at two games apiece after the Houston Rockets outscored the Warriors 25-12 in the fourth quarter of a 95-92 victory at Golden State. James Harden scored 30 points and Chris Paul added 27 to help the Rockets bounce back from Sunday’s 41-point loss to the Warriors. Stephen Curry had 28 points and Kevin Durant added 27 for the Warriors, who missed their last five shots.

NEW YORK (AP) – Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons and Utah’s Donovan Mitchell are unanimous selections to the NBA’s All-Rookie team. Boston’s Jayson Tatum also was selected to the first team, falling one vote short of unanimous. Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma and Chicago’s Lauri Markkanen rounded out the first team.

UNDATED (AP) – The Seattle Mariners have placed utilityman Dee Gordon on the 10-day disabled list with a right toe injury. Gordon had just taken over at second base for Robinson Cano who was given an 80-game suspension for violating baseball’s policy against performance-enhancing drugs. Gordon is leading the AL with 16 stolen bases and is hitting .304 with 25 runs scored.

ATLANTA (AP) – The NFL has unanimously approved a $2.2 billion deal to sell the Carolina Panthers to the David Tepper. He was approved by the owners’ finance committee as the first order of business at the league spring meeting in Atlanta this morning. Tepper is paying an NFL-record price to buy the team from Jerry Richardson, the team’s founder and only owner since the Panthers entered the league in 1995.

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Islanders have announced the hiring of Lou Lamoriello as president of hockey operations after making the playoffs just four times in 12 seasons under general manager Garth Snow. Lamoriello won three Stanley Cup titles as head of the New Jersey Devils and just spent the last three years helping the Toronto Maple Leafs become contenders again. The Islanders said the 75-year-old Hockey Hall of Famer will have full authority over all hockey matters with the organization, which clouds Snow’s future with the team.


MLB Scorecard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cleveland 10, Cubs 1

Houston 11, San Francisco 2

Kansas City 5, St. Louis 1

Toronto 5, Angels 3

Boston 4, Tampa Bay 2

Texas 6, Yankees 4

Minnesota 6, Detroit 0

White Sox 3, Baltimore 2

Seattle 3, Oakland 2 (10 innings)

Washington 2, San Diego 1

Atlanta 3, Philadelphia 1

Miami 5, Mets 1

Cincinnati 7, Pittsburgh 2

Milwaukee 1, Arizona 0

Dodgers 5, Colorado 3


Area Scoreboard (5/23)

Wisconsin Softball Postseason – Regional Openers

Division 3

Lancaster 3, Prairie du Chien 2 – Lancaster will face Aquinas tonight

Also tonight: Platteville hosts Arcadia

Division 4

Darlington 12, Benton/Shullsburg 9 – Darlington advances to meet Mineral Point tonight

Also tonight: Cuba City vs. Belleville, Iowa-Grant at Boscobel

Division 5

River Ridge 5, Pecatonica 3 – RR moves on to face Belmont tonight

Also tonight: Black Hawk at Potosi, Southwestern at Barneveld

Iowa High School Softball

Hempstead 13, Iowa City West 4

Hempstead 14, Iowa City West 4

Senior 8, Cedar Rapids Prairie 2

Cedar Rapids Prairie 6, Senior 1

Iowa City High 14, Wahlert 4

Iowa City High 7, Wahlert 3

High School Baseball

Iowa

Clinton 4, Senior 3

Western Dubuque 6, Waverly-Shell Rock 2

North Scott 7, Dyersville Beckman 3

Cascade 7, Independence 0

Cascade 10, Independence 5

Wisconsin

Southwestern 9, Darlington 2

Benton/Shullsburg 6, River Ridge 0

Blackhawk 6, Cassville 4

Girls Soccer

Cedar Rapids Washington 2, Hempstead 1 (2 OT)

Cedar Rapids Kennedy 3, Senior 1

Wahlert 3, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 1


Boys Soccer Postseason Continues Tonight

The road to the Iowa High School Boys State Soccer Tournament continues tonight with substate semifinals in all three classes. In Class 3A, Hempstead plays at Iowa City West. The winner will meet either Cedar Rapids Washington or Cedar Rapids Kennedy on Saturday with a trip to the State Tournament on the line. Kennedy defeated Senior in their quarterfinal match earlier this week.

In Class 1A, Wahlert will be playing as part of a doubleheader tonight in Davenport. The Golden Eagles take on Columbus/Winfield-Mount Union beginning at 5:00. That match will be followed by Davenport Assumption facing West Liberty at 7:00. The winners of those two matches will play for a State bid on Saturday. Also in 1A, Dyersville Beckman will play host to Vinton-Shellsburg this evening. The winner there will face either Iowa City Regina or Postville on Saturday.


Former Marquette Prep Banowetz Heads to D3 College World Series

Courtesy: Luther College

A former high school softball standout from the Tri-States is headed to the Division 3 College World Series. Former Bellevue Marquette All-Stater Blake Banowetz is the starting 3rd baseman for the Luther College softball team. The Norse clinched their spot in the College World Series with a two games to one series win over St. Thomas in super regional action last Saturday. Luther will be the 5th seed in the NCAA Championships, and will face #4 seed MIT Thursday afternoon to begin the double-elimination tournament. Banowetz is in her second season as a starter for Luther. She’s been at the hot corner for each of the Norse’s 49 games so far this season. Banowetz was a three-time All-State selection while playing for Bellevue Marquette between 2011 and 2015.


Cascade Native Rea Makes Rehab Start

Courtesy: San Antonio Missions

Cascade native Colin Rea threw his first professional pitch in nearly two years last night, as he appeared in a rehab start for the San Diego Padres’ Double-A affiliate. Rea hadn’t seen action since late July of 2016, when he injured his throwing shoulder. Later that year, he had Tommy John surgery and missed all of the 2017 season. He was expected to compete for a spot in the Padres’ starting rotation this year, but was placed on the 60-day disabled list after experiencing shoulder soreness in early March. Pitching for the San Antonio Missions last night, Rea allowed four runs on six hits in 3 1/3 innings of work. He struck out two and walked just one batter. It’s not yet clear when Rea’s next appearance will be.


Warriors destroy Rockets...Knights reach Cup final...Braves drop Joey Bats...Wise gets first PGA win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Golden State Warriors own a 2-1 lead in the NBA’s Western Conference finals after Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant combined for 61 points in a 126-85 rout of the Houston Rockets. Curry poured in a game-high 35 points and was 5-for-12 from 3-point range after missing 11 of 13 from beyond the arc in the first two games. Durant finished with 25 points for the Warriors, who bounced back from a 22-point loss in Game 2.

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) – Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 31 shots and Ryan Reaves scored the series winner in the second period to send the Vegas Golden Knights to a 2-1 win at Winnipeg and a berth in the Stanley Cup finals in just their first season. Reaves snapped a 1-1 deadlock by beating Connor Hellebuyck (HEH’-leh-buhk) 13:21 into the middle period. Fleury blanked the Jets after Josh Morrissey beat him late in the first period.

UNDATED (AP) – The Atlanta Braves have released Jose Bautista and will make 24-year-old switch hitter Johan Camargo their starting third baseman. The 37-year-old Bautista hit .143 with two homers and five RBIs in 12 games with the Braves. Camargo has a .284 career average with six homers and 40 RBIs in 106 big league games.

DALLAS (AP) – PGA rookie Aaron Wise earned a three-stroke win over Marc Leishman (LEESH’-man) at the AT&T Byron Nelson in Dallas. Wise fired a 6-under 65 yesterday and set a tournament record with a 23-under total in his first career victory. Branden Grace closed with a 62 to pull into a third-place tie with Ketih Mitchell and J.J. Spaun, who shot 63s to end up at 19 under.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Ed Carpenter blew past three Penske drivers on the second-to-last run in qualifying to claim his third Indianapolis 500 pole with a four-lap average of 229.618 mph. Penske’s Simon Pagenaud was second at 228.761. Carpenter was the only driver to top 230 on any lap and the only one to top 229 on all four.


Local Sports News

Boys Substate Soccer Starts Tonight

The road to the Iowa Boys High School State Soccer Tournament begins tonight in all three classes.

Class 3A: Western Dubuque, Hempstead and Senior are involved in a doubleheader at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids. Western Dubuque and Hempstead meet in the 5 o’clock match while Senior and Cedar Rapids Kennedy tangle at 7 o’clock. The winners advance to semi-final matches on Wednesday evening.

Class 1A: In Substate 4, Wahlert will meet Wapello at 5 o’clock at Davenport Assumption. Bellevue Marquette Catholic will be at West Liberty at 6:30. In Substate 3: Dyersville Beckman will host Cedar Valley Christian at 7 o’clock.

Class 2A Substate 4: Maquoketa will be at Central Dewitt

Winners this evening advance to second round matches on Wednesday night.

Regional Girls Golf

In high school regional golf action today:

In Class 4-A Region 4 at the Meadows, Hempstead, Senior and Western Dubuque will be in a field that consists of 10 schools competing.

In Class 3A Region 4 at Waverly, Wahlert Catholic will be in a 12 team field.

In Class 2A Region 5A in Clermont: Dyersville Beckman and Cascade will be competing. Bellevue will be part of the field in the 5B Regional in Clinton.

In Class 1A Region 4A: Clayton Ridge will compete in Strawberry Point. Bellevue Marquette Catholic is iin Region 4B at Wyoming.

Qualifying teams and indiviuals will advance to the state meet on May 29th and 30th.

Pre-Season High School Baseball Rankings

The Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association has released the pre-season rankings for each class. In Class 2A: defending state champion Dyersville Beckman is top ranked while Cascade starts the season ranked 7th. No other area schools are ranked in their class top ten. Johnston is top ranked in 4-A, Davenport Assumption is tops in 3-A, and Mason City Newman is number one in 1-A.

The season opens today for all three Dubuque High School baseball teams: Hempstead is at Clinton, Senior is at Pleasant Valley and Wahlert is at Bettendorf.

In high school softball also begins this evening for the Dubuque teams: Hempstead is at Western Dubuque, Senior is hosting Dyersville Beckman. Wahlert opens their season tomorrow evening.


National sports news

SEATTLE (AP) – NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell has been released from a Seattle hospital after an overnight stay for an unknown condition. The 84-year-old basketball great was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1975. He was an 11-time NBA champion with the Celtics and won five NBA MVP awards.

UNDATED (AP) – The Cleveland Browns have traded starting cornerback Jamar Taylor to the Cardinals for a sixth-round draft pick in 2020. Taylor started 29 games in two seasons with Cleveland and is expected to start opposite Pro Bowler Patrick Peterson in Arizona.

In other NFL news:

– Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge of public intoxication after police responded to an accident involving his car. Police in the Dallas suburb of Frisco say Williams’ Lamborghini left a roadway and struck a light pole near the team’s practice facility early Saturday. Police say the driver had left the scene but was soon found. He was released from jail on bond.

– Former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel is heading to the Canadian Football League. Manziel says he has signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

UNDATED (AP) – The Minnesota Twins are without one of their top players for a few days as they try to chase down Cleveland for first place in the AL Central. First baseman Joe Mauer has landed on the Twins’ 10-day disabled list with a cervical strain and concussion-like symptoms.

BALTIMORE (AP) – Two down, one to go for Justify as he tries to become just the second Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. The colt captured Saturday’s Preakness by outracing the field on a sloppy track similar to the conditions in his Kentucky Derby victory two weeks earlier.


Area Scoreboard 5/19

HS Baseball

Platteville 9, Dodgeville 4

Prairie du Chien 5, River Valley 3

Doubleheader: Pecatonica 6, Belmont 3, Belmont 5, Pecatonica 0

Doubleheader: Benton Shullsburg 17, Blackhawk 1, Benton/Shullsburg 7, Blackhawk 0

 

HS Boys Soccer

Benton Community 6, Anamosa 0

Marquette Catholic 4, Monticello 2

 

HS Softball

Dodgeville 10, Blackhawk 1

De Soto 13, Prairie du Chien 3

Highland 6, Potosi 4


Matt Kenseth Starts From Pole Tonight at Charlotte Motor Speedway

 

Matt Kenseth will start from the pole for tonight’s NASCAR All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway after nosing out Roush Fenway teammate Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in yesterday’s qualifying. Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick will start in the second row, just in front of Martin Truex Jr. and Ryan Blaney. Harvick comes in as the hottest driver in the field with five Cup Series wins, including the last two at Dover and Kansas.


Vegas Extends Series Lead Over Winnipeg

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Reilly Smith scored on a breakaway with 6:58 remaining to give the Vegas Golden Knights a 3-2 victory and a three-games-to-one lead over the Winnipeg Jets in the NHL’s Western Conference final. William Karlsson and Tomas Nosak also scored for the Knights, who can close out the series tomorrow at Winnipeg. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 36 shots in his 73rd career playoff victory.


Lightning Even East Finals...Bucks Tap Budenholzer...Leishman Shoots 61 at Byron Nelson

WASHINGTON (AP) – Alex Killorn scored the tiebreaking goal with 8:03 remaining and the Tampa Bay Lightning evened the NHL’s Eastern Conference final at two games apiece by downing the Capitals, 4-2 in Washington. Steven Stamkos, Brayden Point and Anthony Cirelli also tallied for the Lightning, who managed to square the series despite going almost 21 minutes without a shot on goal. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 36 shots and was perfect following Evgeni Kuznetsov’s goal 5:18 into the second period.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Milwaukee Bucks have officially announced the hiring of Mike Budenholzer as their new head coach. The 48-year-old Budenholzer went 213-197 in five seasons with the Atlanta Hawks before leaving last month. Budenholzer replaces Joe Prunty, the former assistant who went 21-16 in the regular season after replacing the fired Jason Kidd in late January.

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (AP) – The Atlantic Coast Conference wants to expand the NCAA Tournament and change several college basketball rules. Commissioner John Swofford says the league will propose legislation to expand the NCAA Tournament from 68 to 72 teams, creating a second set of First Four games in the western half of the country to go with the tournament-opening ones in Dayton, Ohio. The league also supports moving back the 3-point line, widening the lane and having the shot clock reset to 20 seconds after offensive rebounds.

DALLAS (AP) – Marc Leishman opened with a 10-under 61 to take the first-round lead at the AT&T Byron Nelson. Leishman opened with an eagle and started the back nine with three straight birdies before adding another eagle to his scorecard. J.J. Spaun and Jimmy Walker are tied for second at 7 under, while Jordan Spieth (speeth) is eight strokes back in his hometown event.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Miguel Angel Jimenez fired an 8-under 64 to take the first-round lead in the Regions Tradition, the first of the PGA Tour Champions’ five major championships. Jimenez birdied the first four holes in a front-nine 30 at Greystone Golf & Country Club in Birmingham. Gene Sauers, Wes Short Jr., Jerry Kelly and Joe Durant are second at 6 under.


MLB Scorecard (5/18)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cubs vs. Atlanta, postponed

White Sox 4, Texas 2

Philadelphia 6, St. Louis 2

Oakland 10, Toronto 5

Boston 6, Baltimore 2

Tampa Bay 7, Angels 1

Detroit 3, Seattle 2

Dodgers 7, Miami 0

Pittsburgh 5, San Diego 4

Colorado 5, San Francisco 3 (12 innings)


Area Golfers Look to Earn State Bids

A few area high school boys golfers will be attempting to advance to state competition from District play today.

In Class 2A: Cascade after finishing runner-up in the sectional meet will be at the Heritage Oaks/Indian Hills near Wapello. Conner Michels of Bellevue is also competing individually after coming in 3rd at the district meet.

In Class 3A: Caiden Atienza of Maquoketa is playing at the District Meet at Springbrook Country Club in Dewitt.

The 2A State Meet will be in Marshalltown and the 3A meet in Fort Dodge both on May 24th and 25th.


Spartans Fall in Regional Baseball Opener

The University of Dubuque baseball team dropped the opening game in the NCAA Division 3 Tournament in Duluth falling to North Central 8-7. The Cardinals with a walk off RBI single earned them the victory. The Spartans, the Iowa Conference regular-season and tournament champion, saw an 11-game winning streak come to an end. U-D will play an elimination game against Bethany Lutheran, which dropped a 13-12 decision to No. 1-seeded Concordia of Chicago, at 11 o’clock this morning.


State Track: Day 1 Roundup

There were no state champions from the area on day one of the Iowa High School State Track Meet in Des Moines, there were many medalist efforts and qualifiers for their event finals on Saturday.

In the boys meet: Jalen Hildebrand of Senior was 7th in the 3200 and Matt Bandy of Wahlert finished 6th in the 3A high jump. The Wahlert 4×800 had a 2nd place effort. Bellevue had a 4th place finish in the 2-A 4×800.

Wahlert’s Alden Kuntz had the top qualifying time for the 3-A 200 meters final. Kuntz also qualified for the 100 final.

In the girls meet: In the 3000: Cam Reeg of Bellevue was 7th in Class 2A. Stevie Lambe of Senior was 5th in the 400, in the 4×800, Wahlert raced to 2nd place in 3A and Cascade had a 5th place effort. Aliyah Carter of Wahlert was 7th in the 3-A high jump

Qualifying for the finals in the 3-A 200 were Wahlert’s Libby Wedewer and Anna Sherman. Stevie Lambe qualified for the 4-A 200 finals. Wedewer and Bailey Hasken also qualified for the 100 finals. Morgan Funke of Beckman qualified for the 2-A 100 final.

In Class 1-A, Haley Heitman of Clayton Ridge qualified for the finals in both the 100 and 200.

Day 2 of action will begins again at 9 o’clock this morning. The first report on area athletes here on AM 1370 will come at 10:30.


MLB Scoreboard (5/17)

Atlanta 4, Cubs 1

St. Louis 7, Minnesota 5

Milwaukee 8, Arizona 2

Pittsburgh 3, White Sox 2

Tampa Bay 5, Kansas City 3

Philadelphia 4, Baltimore 1

Toronto 12, Mets 1

Cleveland 6, Detroit 0

Texas 5, Seattle 1

Boston 6, Oakland 4

Houston 2, Angels 0

Cincinnati 6, San Francisco 3

Miami 6, Dodgers 5

Nationals vs. Yankees, postponed


Rockets Even Western Finals...Vegas Takes 2-1 Lead on Jets...BoSox Sweep Oakland

HOUSTON (AP) – James Harden and Eric Gordon each scored 27 points to lead a balanced attack and the Houston Rockets routed the Golden State Warriors 127-105 Wednesday night to even the Western Conference finals at one game apiece. The Rockets didn’t trail after the first quarter and led by double digits for most of the night. Game 3 is Sunday night in Oakland.

WINNIPEG (AP) – They’re an expansion club, but the Las Vegas Golden Knights are now two wins from advancing to the Stanley Cup final. Jonathan Marchessault scored two goals to lead the Knights to a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 3 of the Western Conference final Wednesday night.

BOSTON (AP) – Xander Bogaerts hit a three-run homer, J.D. Martinez added a two-run shot and the Boston Red Sox avoided their first series sweep this season with a 6-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics. The win also prevented Boston from matching its season-high losing streak of three games. Chris Sale gave up just two runs and two hits in five innings. Marcus Semien hit a two-run homer, and Matt Joyce and Matt Olson each hit a solo shot for the Athletics.

MIAMI (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers erased a four-run deficit and still lost their sixth game in a row. J.T. Realmuto’s tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning helped Miami win 6-5. The defending NL champion Dodgers and the rebuilding Marlins have identical 16-26 records.

ATLANTA (AP) – Ronald Acuna Jr. drove in Ozzie Albies with the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning to send the Atlanta Braves past the Chicago Cubs 4-1. Carl Edwards Jr. allowed five straight baserunners in Atlanta’s three-run eighth, including a bases-loaded walk to Tyler Flowers, without getting an out.


UD, Loras Baseball Players Earn All-IIAC Honors

The University of Dubuque and Loras College combined to land a dozen players on the All-Iowa Conference baseball teams. UD, the league’s regular season and tournament champion, had three first team selections: starting pitcher Chase Kueter, reliever Nathan Schneiderman, and third baseman Dalton Garst. Five other UD players were chosen for the second team. Spartan coach Paul Wyczawski was named the conference’s Coach of the Year. As for the Duhawks, their first team picks included starting pitcher Brad Schwind, second baseman Austin Konagel, and outfielder Danny Weis. Former Wahlert standout Alex Timp also made the all-league team. The Coe starting pitcher was picked for the second team.


College Baseball: Clarke Eliminated, UD Opens Regionals

The Clarke baseball team’s run in the NAIA national tournament has come to an end. The Pride was bounced from the Kingsport, Tennessee, regional with a 5-4 loss against Tennessee Wesleyan yesterday. The Bulldogs blew the game open with a three-run frame in the 6th inning. That gave them a 5-2 lead that Clarke wouldn’t overcome, despite scoring a pair of runs the following inning. Former Wahlert pitcher Anthony Ruden was saddled with all five of Tennessee Wesleyan’s runs and took the loss. That’s despite striking out eight and not allowing an extra base hit. Clarke finishes its season with a record of 37 wins, 23 losses, and a tie.

The University of Dubuque baseball team will open the NCAA Regional tournament this afternoon. The Spartans are the 5th seed in the Duluth region and will face 2nd-seeded North Central this afternoon at 3:00. The winner of the double-elimination tournament will advance to the Division III College World Series next weekend at Fox Cities Stadium on Appleton.


Iowa State High School Track Meet Opens Today

Area athletes are primed and ready to compete on the Big Blue Oval inside Drake Stadium as they attempt to land state gold in their events at the State High School Track meet in Des Moines.

In the boys meet in Class 4A, Senior has qualifiers in 12 events, with Western Dubuque bringing qualifiers in 11 events and Hempstead with 7 events. In Class 3A, Wahlert could make noise in the team race with 13 events. The Golden Eagles’ Alden Kuntz is qualified in the 100, 200, and 400, plus Wahlert has the top qualifying mark in the 4×100. In Class 2A, Mark Brown of Dyersville Beckman boasts the top qualifying mark in the 400 hurdles.

On the Class 4A side of the girls meet, Hempstead has qualifiers in 13 events while Senior has athletes in 11 events, and Western Dubuque brings 9 events. Senior High’s Stevie Lamb is qualified in 100, 200, and 400. In Class 3A, Wahlert is in the team title chase again with qualifiers in 16 of the 19 events. The Golden Eagles bring the top qualifying marks in the 4×100, 4×200, and Aliyah Carter in the long jump.


Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (5/15)

High School Baseball

  • East Dubuque 9, Galena 1 (Illinois 1-A Regional) East Dubuque meets River Ridge today in the Regional semi-final.
  • Cuba City 10, Fennimore 8
  • Mineral Point 11, Darlington 1
  • Prairie du Chien 8, Platteville 7
  • Dodgeville 10, Lancaster 0

High School Softball

  • East Dubuque 2, Galena 0 (Illinois 1-A Regional Semi-Final) East Dubuque advances to Regional Final
  • Lancaster 7, Prairie du Chien 3
  • Highland 16, River Ridge 1
  • Belmont 1, Potosi 0

High School Boys Soccer

  • Wahlert 2, Senior 1
  • Cedar Rapids Kennedy 9, Hempstead 1

High School Girls Soccer

  • Senior 2, Wahlert 1 (Senior wins 3-2 on PK’s for first city championship)
  • Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 2, Dubuque, Hempstead 0
  • Center Point-Urbana 1, Beckman, Dyersville 0 (OT)

Clarke Remains Alive in NAIA National Championship

The Clarke Pride baseball survived to play another day at the NAIA National Championship Opening Round in Kingsport, Tennessee. The Pride defeated Trinity Christian College 8-1 in an elimination game in the losers bracket. On the mound former Senior High prep Jakob Kirman was spectacular with 14 strikeouts, one shy of the school record.

Clarke now 37-22-and-1 will meet 2nd seed Tennessee Wesleyan (38-20) this morning at 10 o’clock. The winner will face top seed Southeastern (FL) at 1:30 this afternoon.

The Kingsport Bracket champion advances to the NAIA World Series next week in Lewiston, Idaho.


Regional MLB Recaps from Tuesday (5/15)

– Cubs catcher Willson Contreras helped Chicago throw out two runners at home plate and another at third base before rallying for two runs in the ninth, pulling off a stunning 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves. After Ronald Acuna Jr. broke a 1-1 tie with a mammoth homer in the eighth, the Cubs bounced back to hand the Braves a loss that really stung.

 

 

– Daniel Descalso singled home Jarrod Dyson with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 to snap a six-game losing streak. The Diamondbacks opened the game with the worst batting average in the majors and learned earlier in the day they had lost A.J. Pollock for four-to-eight weeks with a fractured left thumb. They then managed just three hits against starter Jhoulys Chacin  and three relievers.

 

 

– Bobby Wilson hit his first home run in more than a year, Jose Berrios bounced back with strong effort on the mound, and the Minnesota Twins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 Tuesday night. Wilson hit a two-run homer off St. Louis reliever Luke Gregerson into the left field stands to cap a three-run seventh inning. It was Wilson’s first major league home run since Sept. 21, 2016.

 

 

– Trevor Williams scattered six hits in seven innings, Adam Frazier homered to start a four-run first, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the White Sox 7-0 to send Chicago to its worst 38-game start since 1948. Chicago has lost eight of nine and 12 of 14, dropping to a major league-worst 10-28.


Cavaliers down...NBA lottery...Tampa fights back

BOSTON (AP) – The Cleveland Cavaliers will have to regroup following a second loss to the Boston Celtics in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. Despite 42 points by LeBron James, the Celtics were dominant in a 107-94 loss. Jaylen Brown scored 23 points for the Celts. Boston improved to 8-0 this postseason at TD Garden. Game 3 is Saturday in Cleveland.

CHICAGO (AP) – In some ways, it’s a reward for being bad. The Phoenix Suns, who won just 21 games last season, won the No. 1 pick in next month’s NBA draft. It’s the first time the Suns will have the chance to make the first overall selection. The Suns had the right combination of pingpong balls pop up for them at the draft lottery on Tuesday night. Sacramento will pick No. 2 and Atlanta gets the No. 3 pick – both of them moving up to get there.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 4-2 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final Tuesday night and cut their series deficit to 2-1. Victor Hedman scored his first goal of the playoffs and added two assists, and Andrei Vasilevskiy  made 36 saves to help. Game 4 will be Thursday in Washington.

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Missed it by that much. Right-hander Jordan Lyles came within five outs of the first perfect game in San Diego Padres history. The Padres won 4-0 against the Rockies, Lyle’s old team.

MIAMI (AP) – Rough times for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position in a 4-2 loss to Miami. Dodger hurler Wei-Yin Chen and four relievers, and were beaten by a last-place team for the fifth game in a row. Los Angeles managed only five hits after being swept in a four-game series at home by woeful Cincinnati.


National Scoreboard for Tuesday (5/15)

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Oakland 5 Boston 3
Final Detroit 9 Cleveland 8
Final Tampa Bay 6 Kansas City 5
Final Houston 5 L-A Angels 3
Final Seattle 9 Texas 8, 11 Innings


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final San Diego 4 Colorado 0
Final Miami 4 L-A Dodgers 2
Final Chi Cubs 3 Atlanta 2
Final Arizona 2 Milwaukee 1
Final San Francisco 5 Cincinnati 3


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final Boston 107 Cleveland 94 (Boston leads 2-0)


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Final Tampa Bay 4 Washington 2 (Washington leads 2-1)


Ihm Earns Spot at Byron Nelson This Weekend

Former Wahlert and University of Iowa golfer Steven Ihm has earned himself a spot in this weekend’s A-T-and-T Byron Nelson on the PGA Tour. Ihm shot a 5-under 67 and finished in the top four at a qualifying event yesterday at the Gentle Creek Country Club in in Prosper, Texas which gained him a spot.

First round play at the Byron Nelson gets underway Thursday at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas.


Area Scoreboard from Monday (5/14)

High School Baseball

  • Cassville 6, River Ridge 3

High School Softball

  • Riverdale 6, Darlington 1
  • Lancaster 14, River Ridge 4
  • Belmont 12, Benton/Shullsburg 0

High School Boys Soccer

  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 6, Prince of Peace 1

High School Girls Soccer

  • Central DeWitt 4, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 1

 

High School Golf

  • The Wahlert girls captured the Mississippi Divisional championship following third round play yesterday at Bunker Hill. The Golden Eagles won by 15 strokes over 2nd place Linn-Mar. Wahlert’s Anna Jensen was the three round medalist with 240, just one stroke in front of teammate Mary Edwards. Both shot identical 77’s yesterday.

 

  • Senior’s Abby Marting won medalist honors following the final round of the Valley Divisional at Ellis in Cedar Rapids. Marting shot a 77 yesterday and totaled 237 for a 12 stroke victory. The Rams finished 2nd in the team title race 10 stroked behind Cedar Falls. Hempstead finished 3rd led by Morgan Hawkins who shot 85 yesterday and a total 280.

Clarke NAIA National Baseball Tournament

The Clarke University’s baseball team opened up play yesterday in the NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round in Kingsport, Tennessee and fought from behind late to defeat Trinity Christian College 7-4 in their first game of the double elimination tournament.  Clarke rallied for 5 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning for the victory.

Last night the 4th seeded Pride ran into the top-seed Southeastern (Fla.) and suffered an 8 -6 loss. Clarke now 36-22-1 will return to action this evening at 5 o’clock for loser’s bracket game.


Regional MLB Recaps from Monday (5/14)

CHICAGO (AP) – Ozzie Albies hit a leadoff drive for his 13th homer, Jose Bautista connected for a three-run shot and the Atlanta Braves held off the Chicago Cubs for a 6-5 victory. Julio Teheran pitched six solid innings and Tyler Flowers hit his first homer this season as NL-leading Atlanta won for the sixth time in seven games. The surprising Braves moved 10 games over .500 for the first time since July 28, 2014.

 

– The Diamondbacks stretched their season-worst losing streak to six games as pinch-hitter Tyler Saladino and Jonathan Villar homered in the Brewers’ 7-2 romp at Arizona. Center fielder A.J. Pollock left the game with an apparent left arm injury after diving in vain for Saladino’s line drive in the ninth inning, turning the hit into an inside-the-park home run. Milwaukee went ahead 5-2 in the ninth on Villar’s second home run of the season, then tacked on two more with two out on Saladino’s sprint.


Warriors top Rockets...Knights get even...Beltre faces DL stint...Coach says Serena to play French Open

HOUSTON (AP) – The Golden State Warriors took Game 1 of the NBA’s Western Conference finals as Kevin Durant scored 37 points and Klay Thompson added 28 in a 119-106 victory over the Rockets in Houston. Thompson scored the first eight points of a 13-4 spurt that put Golden State ahead 100-87 with about eight minutes left. Stephen Curry chipped in 18 points against the Rockets, who host Game 2 tomorrow night.

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) – The Vegas Golden Knights and Winnipeg Jets are tied at one game apiece in the NHL’s Western Conference final. Jonathan Marchessault scored the game-winner and the insurance goal as the Knights came away with a 3-1 verdict over the Jets. Marc-Andre Fleury turned back 29 shots and blanked Winnipeg until Kyle Connor scored on a power play to make it a 2-1 game with 12:43 remaining.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre could land on the disabled list today after aggravating his left hamstring during Sunday’s loss at Houston. Beltre was off the DL only five days before experiencing a similar feeling but in a different area of the hamstring. He will undergo an examination before the team’s series opener against Seattle.

ROME (AP) – Serena Williams’ coach says she will play the French Open beginning in two weeks. It would be her first major tournament since returning to action following a 14-month maternity leave. The 23-time Grand Slam champion returned to the tour briefly this year, but she withdrew from last week’s Madrid Open and this week’s Italian Open.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has cleared the way for states coast to coast to legalize betting on sports The high court’s decision breaks a longtime ban and creating a potential financial boon for states and the gambling industry. A federal law had barred betting on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, much to the support of major sports leagues.


National Scoreboard for Monday (5/14)

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Tampa Bay 2 Kansas City 1
Final Oakland 6 Boston 5
Final Detroit 6 Cleveland 3
Final Seattle 1 Minnesota 0
Final L-A Angels 2 Houston 1


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Atlanta 6 Chi Cubs 5
Final Milwaukee 7 Arizona 2
Final Colorado 6 San Diego 4
Final San Francisco 10 Cincinnati 7


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final Golden State 119 Houston 106 (Golden State leads 1-0)


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Final Vegas 3 Winnipeg 1 (Series tied 1-1)


Clarke Plays Today in NAIA Baseball National Championships

The Clarke University’s baseball team opens play today in the NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round. The Pride, who won the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament Championship are in the Kingsport Bracket in Kingsport, Tenn. and will face Trinity Christian College this morning at 10 o’clock. Clarke is seeded fourth, while Trinity Christian is seeded fifth. The Clarke – Trinity Christian winner will face top-seeded Southeastern (Fla.) tonight.  No. 3 Madonna (Mich.) and No. 2 Tennessee Wesleyan will meet at 2:30 p.m.

The winner of the Kingsport Bracket advances to the NAIA Baseball World Series, May 25 through June 1 in Lewiston, Idaho.


U-D Baseball Prepares for NCAA Tournament

Following their impressive run to the Iowa Conference Tournament championship on Saturday, the University of Dubuque baseball team focus now on the programs first ever appearance in the NCAA Division 3 Tournament. The Spartans (24-15) will head to the Duluth, Minnesota Regional where they will face (28-12) North Central this Thursday.  The winner will face the Bethel-Wisconsin-Oshkosh  winner while the loser sinks into the loser’s bracket. The regional will continue through Sunday.


IIAC Track and Field Championships

Over the weekend at the Iowa Conference Track and Field Championships the University of Dubuque men place 2nd while Loras was 3rd, the Spartans taking 2nd by a single point 144-143. Central won the title with 172.  In the women’s meet, Dubuque placed 3rd with 150.33, Loras was 5th with 90. The team champion was Nebraska Wesleyan.

The Duhawks Patrick Mickel repeated as the Outdoor Track MVP, winning the men’s 200, 400 and running the anchor leg on the winning 4×400 relay team. Also for the second year in a row, Blaze Murfin of Dubuque was the Men’s Field MVP and Tanasha Atwater of U-D the Women’s Field MVP. Both Spartans Athletes defending their titles in the shotput.

The meet started Friday with freshman Ryan Rogers of Loras College winning the Decathlon championship. Rogers, a former Wahlert prep, won five events of the 10 while setting personal bests in three personal bests while tying one additional mark.


Regional MLB Recaps for Sunday (5/13)

– Matt Davidson hit a solo homer and a tiebreaking sacrifice fly, helping the Chicago White Sox salvage the finale of their weekend series against the crosstown Cubs with a 5-3 win. The White Sox stopped a seven-game slide and became the last major league team to reach 10 wins.

 

– Freddy Peralta took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning of his major league debut and set a Milwaukee rookie record with 13 strikeouts, leading the Brewers over the Colorado Rockies 7-3. A 21-year-old right-hander who was 5-1 this season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, Peralta didn’t allow a hit until David Dahl hit a sharp single to center with one out in the sixth. Winner Jon Gray gave up six runs and 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings. Travis Shaw and Jesus Aguilar homered for the Brewers.

 

– Clayton Richard matched his career high with 10 strikeouts in eight strong innings for his first win in more than a month, and the San Diego Padres beat Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 to salvage a split of their four-game series.

 

– Shohei Ohtani struck out 11 while pitching three-hit ball into the seventh inning, and Zack Cozart got a walk-off RBI single in the Los Angeles Angels’ 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Ohtani had another impressive outing in his sixth big-league start, but the Angels’ two-way sensation was denied his fourth victory when he left after walking Logan Morrison on nine pitches in the seventh.


Celtics rout Cavaliers...Capitals beat Lightning, again...Webb Simpson runs away with Players Championship

BOSTON (AP) – Jaylen Brown had 23 points and eight rebounds, Marcus Morris added 21 points and 10 boards, and the Boston Celtics opened a 21-point, first-quarter lead and beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-83 on Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. Al Horford scored 20 points for the Celtics, who ran off 17 consecutive points in the first quarter to pull away. Kevin Love had 17 points and LeBron James finished with 15 points, Game 2 is Tuesday night.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The Washington Capitals scored in the opening minute of the game and twice in the last 1:02 of the second period to pull away to a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night and a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference final. Since 1974-75, teams that take a 2-0 lead in the conference final or semifinal have a series record of 39-2. Game 3 is Tuesday night in Washington.

NEW YORK (AP) – Giancarlo Stanton went 4 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs, sending Luis Severino and the New York Yankees to a 6-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics after a long rain delay. Severino struck out seven in six innings as New York won for the 19th time in 22 games to remain tied with rival Boston for the best record in the majors at 28-12.

CLEVELAND (AP) – Corey Kluber became the American League’s first six-game winner as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 11-2 on Sunday. The reigning Cy Young Award winner gave up two unearned runs in seven innings, scattering eight hits. Kluber, who is no 6 and 2, was backed by four hits from Yan Gomes, including a three-run homer. Jose Ramirez also hit a three-run shot and Michael Brantley had a two-run homer as the Indians had 15 hits.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Webb Simpson navigated his way through a few mistakes but not too much stress to win The Players Championship. Staked to a seven-shot lead, no one got closer than four shots of Simpson, even after a double bogey on the 18th hole when his only concern was finishing the hole. Tiger Woods made another big run that revved up the crowd but had a watery-mishap on the treacherous 17th, an island par-3.


National Scoreboard from Sunday (5/13)

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 

INTERLEAGUE

Final Chi White Sox 5 Chi Cubs 3


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final N-Y Yankees 6 Oakland 2
Final Baltimore 17 Tampa Bay 1
Final Boston 5 Toronto 3
Final Cleveland 11 Kansas City 2
Final Detroit 5 Seattle 4
Final Houston 6 Texas 1
Final L-A Angels 2 Minnesota 1


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Atlanta 4 Miami 3
Final Philadelphia 4 N-Y Mets 2
Final San Francisco 5 Pittsburgh 0
Final Milwaukee 7 Colorado 3
Final San Diego 5 St. Louis 3
Final Cincinnati 5 L-A Dodgers 3
Final Washington 6 Arizona 4


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final Boston 108 Cleveland 83 (Boston 1-0)


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Final Washington 6 Tampa Bay 2 (Washington leads 2-0)


Wilson Contreras, Cubs Take Down White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) – Willson Contreras had two homers, two doubles and drove in a career-high seven runs on his bobblehead day, and the Chicago Cubs pounded the crosstown White Sox 11-2. Contreras capped a five-run first against Carson Fulmer with his second career grand slam. Contreras doubled in the fourth, hit a solo homer in the sixth and added a two-run double in the seventh. That gave him three doubles, two triples and two homers in his past 10 at-bats.


Washington Capitals take Game 1 of Eastern Conference Final

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The Washington Capitals have taken Game 1 of the NHL’s Eastern Conference finals with a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay  Lightning. Alex Ovechkin had a power-play goal and an assist. The Capitals are alive beyond the second round of the playoffs for the first time in Ovechkin’s 13-year career. Michal Kempny, Jay Beagle and Lars Eller also scored for the Caps. Game 2 is also in Tampa, on Sunday night.


Area Scoreboard 5/12

HS Boys Soccer

CR Prairie 4, Senior 1

Iowa City City High 10, Hempstead 0

 

HS Girls Soccer

Senior 2, CR Prairie 0

Iowa City, City High 2, Hempstead 1

 

College Baseball

Iowa Conference Baseball Tournament in Cedar Rapids:

UD 3, Wartburg 2


Area Scoreboard from Thursday (5/10)

High School Track and Field

  • At the 4A State Qualifier at Iowa City High last night: Senior, Hempstead and Western Dubuque boys and girls track and field teams combined for 24 automatic qualifying events for next week’s state track and field meet in Des Moines. Senior’s Stevie Lamb in three events. In the team title race on the boys side: Senior was 3rd, Western Dubuque 6th, and Hempstead 7th. On the girls side: Senior was 4th, Hempstead 5th, and Western Dubuque 6th.
  • The Wahlert boys and girls took the 3A District team championships last night while sending a number of events to state.
  • At the 2A qualifier at Tipton: Cascade had a combined 7 automatic qualifiers. At Dike New Hartford qualifier, the Dyersville Beckman Catholic boys and girls combined for 8 automatic qualifiers.

(The entire list of state track and field qualifiers will be announced later today)

High School Baseball

  • Prairie du Chien 6, Lancaster 4
  • River Ridge IL 5, Shullsburg/Benton 2
  • Highland 2, Belmont 1
  • Potosi 2, Cassville 0
  • Argyle 4, River Ridge 0
  • Southwestern 15, Iowa Grant 1

High School Softball

  • Cuba City 4, Southwestern 3
  • Dodgeville 4, Lancaster 3

High School Boys Soccer

  • Central Dewitt 7, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 0

College Baseball

At the Iowa Conference Baseball Tournament in Cedar Rapids:

  • Luther 7, Loras 0
  • Dubuque 11, Luther 1 (8 innings)
  • Buena Vista 8, Loras 5 (Loras ends their season 25-15)

Today #1 seed Dubuque to face # 2 Wartburg at 12:00pm today at Veterans Stadium with the winner playing tomorrow afternoon at 1:00pm, while the loser tomorrow morning at 10:00am.


Clarke Baseball to Kingsport, TN. for NAIA Tourney

The Clarke University’s baseball team has learned its first opponent and where it will be playing at in next week’s NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round. Coach Dan Spain’s squad, which earlier this week won the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament Championship, will compete in the five-team Kingsport Bracket in Kingsport, Tenn. and will face Trinity Christian College at 10 o’clock Monday. Clarke is seeded fourth, while Trinity Christian is seeded fifth. The Clarke – Trinity Christian winner will face top-seeded Southeastern (Fla.) at 6 p.m. on Monday.  No. 3 Madonna (Mich.) and No. 2 Tennessee Wesleyan will meet at 2:30 p.m.

The winner of the Kingsport Bracket advances to the NAIA Baseball World Series, May 25 through June 1 in Lewiston, Idaho.


Iowa Boys High School Soccer Pairings Announced

The Iowa High School Athletic Association has released the match-ups for the upcoming Sub-state Tournament trail that begins on Monday, May 21st with first round matches.

  • Class 3A: Hempstead, Senior, and Western Dubuque will all be in a first round doubleheader in Sub-state 3 at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids. First at 5 o’clock Hempstead will meet Western Dubuque to be followed by Senior facing Cedar Rapids Kennedy at 7 o’clock.
  • Class 1A Substate 4: Wahlert will meet Wapello at 5 o’clock at Davenport Assumption’s Saint Vincent Athletic Complex. Bellevue Marquette Catholic will be at West Liberty at 6:30. In Substate 3: Dyersville Beckman Catholic will host Cedar Valley Christian at 7 o’clock.
  • Class 2A Substate 4: Maquoketa will be at Central Dewitt

Winners advance to second round matches two nights later on May 23rd.


Regional MLB Recaps from Thursday (5/10)

– Miles Mikolas won his fifth straight decision to begin the season and Tommy Pham homered to help St. Louis edge San Diego. Mikolas allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings against his former team, lowering his ERA to 2.51. The right-hander had never faced the Padres, who drafted him in 2009 and used him as a reliever from 2012-13.

 

– Lorenzo Cain homered on the first pitch of the game, Jhoulys Chacin kept his former team in check into the sixth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2. Cain lined a fastball from German Marquez to deep center for his second career leadoff homer. The Milwaukee outfielder also accomplished feat on June 25, 2014, as a member of the Kansas City Royals.

 

– Shohei Ohtani hit his fifth homer and an RBI double in the Angels’ 7-4 win over the Twins. Ian Kinsler had a two-run homer among his three hits in the Angels’ seventh win in nine games. Justin Upton also homered in his third straight game as the Angels snapped Minnesota’s five-game winning streak.


Jets fly by Predators...Boston rebounds...Cutting back on video games

NASHVILLE (AP) – A stunning loss for the Nashville Predators at home in Game 7. The Winnipeg Jets are headed to the first Western Conference final in their short history after knocking off the NHL’s best team in the regular season. It wasn’t even close. The Jets won 5-1. The Jets now host Vegas in Game 1 Saturday night in a conference final nobody could’ve predicted when this season started.

NEW YORK (AP) – No sweep for the Yankees. The Boston Red Sox rebounded after wasting a four-run lead to beat New York 5-4 and send the Yankees to only their second loss in 19 games on Thursday night. In another dramatic game before a sellout crowd at Yankee Stadium, Boston moved back into a tie with the Yankees for the AL East lead at 26-11, the best record in the major leagues.

MIAMI (AP) – The NL East-leading Braves have done it again on the road, beating the Miami Marlins 9-2. Ozzie Albies hit Atlanta’s first grand slam of the season to highlight a seven-run sixth inning. Freddie Freeman had a career-high five hits.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Vince Velasquez struck out 12 in six innings, Carlos Santana hit a three-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied past the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Thursday for a four-game sweep. The Giants struck out 53 times in Philadelphia, obliterating the previous team record of 44 in a four-game series set in 2003, according to Stats LLC.

UNDATED (AP) – Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price says video games may have contributed to his carpal tunnel syndrome, but are not the cause of the condition. Price is set to start Saturday at Toronto. He has not pitched since May 3.


National Scoreboard from Thursday (5/10)

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Boston 5 N-Y Yankees 4
Final Baltimore 11 Kansas City 6
Final Seattle 9 Toronto 3
Final L-A Angels 7 Minnesota 4


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Philadelphia 6 San Francisco 3
Final Atlanta 9 Miami 2
Final Milwaukee 5 Colorado 2
Final Washington 2 Arizona 1, 11 Innings
Final St. Louis 2 San Diego 1
Final Cincinnati 4 L-A Dodgers 1


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Final Winnipeg 5 Nashville 1 (Winnipeg wins series 4-3)


Iowa High School State Track Qualifiers Tonight

This evening athletes for area Iowa boys and girls high school track and field teams will be attempting to qualify for state competition this evening at qualifying meets going on around the state.

· Hempstead, Senior, and Western Dubuque will join 5 other schools at the 4-A qualifier at Iowa City High School.
· Wahlert and Maquoketa will join 6 other school at the 3-A qualifier hosted by Solon.

· Bellevue and Cascade will join 10 other schools at the 2-A qualifier hosted by Tipton while Dyersville Beckman athletes will be at the 2-A qualifier at Dike-New Hartford.

· Bellevue Marquette Catholic and Clayton Ridge athletes will compete at the 1-A qualifier hosted by Edgewood Colesburg.

In class 4A, top two place winners in each event, plus the next twelve (12) best performances statewide from qualifying meet place winners will advance to the state meet. Class 3A and 2A, the top two place winners in each event, plus the next eight (8) performances statewide from qualifying meet place winners will advance. In Class 1A, the top place winners in each event plus the next 14 best performances qualify.
The State Meet will be next Thursday thru Saturday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.


Iowa Conference Baseball Tournament

The double elimination Iowa Conference Baseball Tournament opens up today in Cedar Rapids. The University of Dubuque is the top seed after claiming the regular season league championship. The Loras Duhawks are the 4th seed and open up the tournament at 11 this morning playing Luther at Daniels Park. The winner will face Dubuque at Veterans Stadium at 5 this evening.

The tournament will continue into Saturday to determine the automatic qualifier for the NCAA Division 3 Baseball Tournament. The schedule is listed below

Tournament is a double elimination (weather permitting) tournament.

Thursday, May 10
Game 1 at 11:00 a.m. – #4-seeded Loras vs. #5-seeded Luther at Daniels Park
Game 2 at 11:00a a.m. – #3-seeded Coe vs. #6-seeded Buena Vista at Veterans Stadium
Game 3 at 2:00 p.m. – Game 2 Winner vs. #2 Wartburg
Game 4 at 5:00 p.m. – Game 1 Winner vs. #1 Dubuque
Game 5 at 8:00 p.m. – Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser

Friday, May 11
Game 6 at 1:00 p.m. – Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner
Game 7 at 4:00 p.m. – Game 5 Winner vs. Lower Seeded Loser of Games 3 & 4
Game 8 at 7:00 p.m. – Game 7 Winner vs. Higher Seeded Loser of Games 3 & 4
(Exception: If one of the Game 3 or 4 Losers already has had a bye, that team will play in Game 7,
regardless of seed.)

Saturday, May 12
Game 9 at 10:00 a.m. – Game 8 Winner vs. Game 6 Loser
Game 10 at 1:00 p.m. – Game 6 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner
Game 11 at 4:00 p.m. – Game 6 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner (if necessary)
[Sunday is a permissible rain date.]

 


Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (5/10)

High School Boys Tennis

In District action yesterday:

  • Class 1A: Wahlert captured the regional championship to advance on to team substate play on May 19th at Wahlert. The doubles team of Riley Collins and Louis Ungs won the title to qualify for state while Jack Lucy qualifies for state singles with a runner up finish.

 

  • Class 2A: Western Dubuque’s Alex Meyer qualified for state with a runner-up finish at the district meet in Cedar Falls. At the Cedar Rapids Kennedy District: Senior High qualified for substate play with a 3rd place finish and will meet Cedar Rapids Jefferson this Saturday at Jefferson.

 

Semi-Pro Soccer

  • Med City 3, Union Dubuque 1

Union Dubuque’s next scheduled match will be another friendly on Saturday May 19 at Dalzell Field against the Des Moines Menace.


Regional MLB Recaps from Wednesday (5/9)

– Kris Bryant hit his 100th career homer, Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell connected in an eight-run third inning, and the Chicago Cubs pounded the Miami Marlins 13-4. The Cubs outscored the Marlins 31-9 in a three-game sweep after dropping a season-high five in a row.

 

– Carlos Carrasco struck out 14 in a complete game, Tyler Naquin and Francisco Lindor homered, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2. Carrasco gave up five hits, walked one and threw 117 pitches. It was his 10th complete game in 149 big league starts.

 

– Colin Moran hit a two-run homer that capped a four-run rally against Nate Jones in the ninth inning, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates over Chicago 6-5 and sending the last-place White Sox to their ninth loss in 10 games. Chicago took a 5-2 lead into the ninth but lost its fifth in a row and fell to 9-25. Chicago is off to its second-worst 34-game start behind an 8-26 opening in 1948.


Celtics move on...Late Yankees rally...Braves tough on road

BOSTON (AP) – Jayson Tatum caught a pass underneath the basket, shook off a hit and went up for the go-ahead layup with 23 seconds left, and the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-112 Wednesday night. The Celts now advance to the Eastern Conference finals for a rematch against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Game 1 is Sunday in Boston.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George has had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. The procedure was performed Wednesday in Los Angeles. George is expected to return to normal offseason activities in six to eight weeks. He averaged 21.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.04 steals and 36.6 minutes in 79 games this season, his first season with the Thunder.

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Yankees keep on rolling and have racked up 17 wins in their last 18 games. The Yanks rallied late to beat the Boston Red Sox 9-6. Late heroics included Brett Gardner’s, two-run triple off Craig Kimbrel in the eighth inning, Aaron Judge followed with a homer. New York won its eighth straight.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – The Atlanta Braves have set a franchise record for consecutive shutout innings on the road. Wednesday’s 5-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays was also the seventh consecutive road win. Wilson Ramos’ two-run single with two outs in the eighth ended a string of 34 straight shutout innings for the Braves. That’s the longest streak for the Braves in the modern era (after 1900), according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia Phillies continue to streak. Carlos Santana had three hits and five RBIs, Nick Pivetta struck out seven in five scoreless innings and the Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 11-3 Wednesday night. The Phillies, who are 20-11 since a 1-4 start, will try to sweep the four-game series Thursday afternoon.


National Scoreboard for Wednesday (5/10)

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INTERLEAGUE
Final Cleveland 6 Milwaukee 2
Final Pittsburgh 6 Chi White Sox 5
Final L-A Angels 8 Colorado 0
Final Atlanta 5 Tampa Bay 2


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Texas 5 Detroit 4, 10 Innings
Final Houston 4 Oakland 1
Final N-Y Yankees 9 Boston 6
Final Baltimore 5 Kansas City 3
Final Toronto 5 Seattle 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Cincinnati 2 N-Y Mets 1, 10 Innings
Final Chi Cubs 13 Miami 4
Final Philadelphia 11 San Francisco 3
Final San Diego 2 Washington 1
Final L-A Dodgers 6 Arizona 3


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final Boston 114 Philadelphia 112 (Boston wins series 4-1)


Dubuque Fighting Saints Phase 2 USHL Draft

The USHL Draft continued yesterday with Phase Two. League teams including the Dubuque Fighting Saints selected prospects from the birth years of between 1998 and 2002.

With the eighth overall pick in the first round Dubuque selected University of Michigan left winger James Sanchez. As a sophomore for the Wolverines he was a member of the Frozen Four Team and scored six goals and seven assists. Sanchez was ranked 146th among North American skaters by NHL Scouting Central prior to the 2016 Early Entry Draft.

With their two picks in the second round, Dubuque took a goalie with the 20th overall selection: Matthew Thiessen of Manitoba, Canada. In 34 games for Steinback of the Canada Junior Hockey League Thiessen allowed only 69 goals in 2012 minutes on the ice over 34 games. In 2016, he was ranked as high as 11th among North American Goalies by NHL Scouting Central.  Next Dubuque chose Simon Kjellberg, a defenseman from Sweden. Kjellberg is ranked 74th among European skaters for the 2018 Early Entry NHL Draft.

All the Fighting Saints selections during Phase 2: 

  • Round 1: F James Sanchez (8th overall) — University of Michigan
  • Round 2: G Matthew Thiessen (20th overall) — Steinbach Pistons
  • Round 2: D Simon Kjellberg (24th overall) — Rögle BK J20
  • Round 3: F Riese Gaber (40th overall) —Steinbach Pistons
  • Round 5: D Jaden Shields (73rd overall) —Austin Bruins
  • Round 6: F David Silye (91st overall) —Nanaimo Clippers
  • Round 7: D Sam Martel (104th overall) —Topeka RoadRunners
  • Round 7: D Kaelan Taylor (105th overall) —Corpus Christi IceRays
  • Round 7: F Cooper Haar (108th overall) — Bismarck Bobcats
  • Round 8: F Alex Jefferies (124th overall) — Islanders Hockey Club 16U
  • Round 9: D Garrett Daly (140th overall) — Lakeville North HS
  • Round 10: F Adrian Danchenko (156th overall) — Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights
  • Round 11: D Matthew Doyle (172nd overall) — Janesville Jets
  • Round 12: D Joseph Foss (188th overall) — Elk River HS
  • Round 13: F Markus Boguslavsky (204th overall) — Drumheller Dragons
  • Round 14: F Jake Keller (220th overall) — St. Louis AAA Blues U15
  • Round 15: F Ryan Beck (236th overall) — Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U16
  • Round 16: F Will Cuylle (252nd overall) — Toronto Marlboros Minor Midget AAA
  • Round 17: G Jason Grande (268th overall) — Amarillo Bulls
  • Round 18: F Bram Scheerer (284th overall) — Minnesota Magicians

 


Regional MLB Recaps (5/8)

– Kris Bryant slid home safely with the go-ahead run on Victor Caratini’s grounder to the right side in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Miami Marlins 4-3. Caratini wound up with the winning RBI, a few innings after the Cubs catcher got into a heated situation at home plate with Miami’s Derek Dietrich.

 

– Reliever Brent Suter homered off AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber and threw 4 2/3 innings of two-run ball to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians. Suter hit the first pitch thrown by Kluber in the third to center for the first homer of his professional career.

 

-Jake Odorizzi pitched five strong innings and Eduardo Escobar had a two-run home run as the Minnesota Twins won their season-high fifth straight game with a 7-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals The win caps a two-game series sweep for the Twins, who have won 14 of their last 17 games against National League teams.

 

– Colin Moran hit a key two-run double, Jordy Mercer also had two RBIs and the Pittsburgh Pirates cleaned up in interleague play once again, beating the lowly Chicago White Sox 10-6. Corey Dickerson had four of Pittsburgh’s 16 hits and also drove in two runs, atoning for an early fielding miscue and helping the Pirates improve to 3-5 on a nine-game trip.


Area Scoreboard for Tuesday (5/8)

College Baseball

  • The Clarke University baseball team defeated Central Methodist University by the score of 4-3 Tuesday to take home the 2018 Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship Tournament trophy. The Pride was facing elimination on Monday, but won three straight games to claim victory over the rest of the conference. The Pride are now 35-21-1 on the season a will head to the NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round next week at a location to be determined. The win today also marks Clarke’s first baseball conference tournament championship in school history.

High School Baseball

  • Boscobel 11, Darlington 1
  • Mineral Point 13, Riverdale 0
  • Prairie du Chien 6, Lancaster 2

High School Softball

  • Highland 11, Iowa Grant 1
  • Mineral Point 10, Riverdale 0
  • Belmont 4, River Ridge 1
  • Lancaster 4, Platteville 3

High School Boys Soccer

  • Wahlert 1, Iowa City High 0
  • Prairie, Cedar Rapids 10, Hempstead 0
  • Western Dubuque 3, Mt. Vernon 1

High School Girls Soccer

  • Senior 3, Iowa City West 1
  • Hempstead 2, Prairie, Cedar Rapids 1 (OT)
  • Iowa City, City High 3, Wahlert 1
  • Western Dubuque 4, Mt. Vernon 2
  • Dyersville Beckman 8, West Delaware 0

Rockets, Warriors close out...No-Hitter...A very made night on the mound

HOUSTON (AP) – Houston Rockets all-star guard James Harden says Chris Paul “took over the game” and propelled the Rockets to a 112-102 win over the Utah Jazz. Paul scored a career-high 41 points. The win wraps up the series and takes Houston to the Western Conference Finals for a faceoff with Golden State. The Warriors advanced by closing out New Orleans 113-104 in Game 5.

TORONTO (AP) – It was a performance just as fitting for Hollywood. Seattle Mariners pitcher James Paxton looked up at the 20,000 Canadian fans cheering for him and pointed to the giant maple leaf tattoo on his right forearm. The Big Maple picked the perfect place for the game of his life, a no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays and a 5-0 win. Paxton became the first Canadian to pitch a no-hitter in his home country. He told reports “You couldn’t write this stuff.”

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Yankees have won 16 of their last 17 games, taking the rival Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night. Giancarlo Stanton homered twice, Aaron Judge hit a tiebreaking single off Yankees enemy Joe Kelly and New York edged the Red Sox 3-2. Baseball’s top two teams will square off two more times in the series.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Reliever Brent Suter homered off AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber and threw 4 2/3 innings of two-run ball to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians. Suter hit the first pitch thrown by Kluber in the third to center for the first homer of his professional career.

BALTIMORE (AP) – Baltimore Orioles pitcher Dylan Bundy had a difficult time on the mound and an easy explanation for his horrid, record-setting performance in a 15-7 loss against the Kansas City Royals. Bundy says he was leaving pitches right down the middle and they were getting knocked over the fence. Bundy yielded four homers and left without getting an out, part of a 10-run first inning.


National Scoreboard for Tuesday (5/8)

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INTERLEAGUE

Final Minnesota 7 St. Louis 1
Final Atlanta 1 Tampa Bay 0
Final Milwaukee 3 Cleveland 2
Final Pittsburgh 10 Chi White Sox 6
Final Colorado 4 L-A Angels 2


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final N-Y Yankees 3 Boston 2
Final Kansas City 15 Baltimore 7
Final Seattle 5 Toronto 0
Final Detroit 7 Texas 4
Final Houston 4 Oakland 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Philadelphia 4 San Francisco 2
Final Cincinnati 7 N-Y Mets 2
Final Chi Cubs 4 Miami 3
Final Arizona 8 L-A Dodgers 5, 12 Innings
Final Washington 4 San Diego 0


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final Houston 112 Utah 102 (Houston wins series 4-1)
Final Golden State 113 New Orleans 104 (Houston wins series 4-1)


Area Scoreboard from Monday (5/7)

High School Track

  • In their final appearance the Western Dubuque boys captured the WAMAC East championship last night totaling 181 points. Beckman Catholic was 7th and Maquoketa 8th. WD had four individual champs and 2 relay titles. In the girls meet; Western Dubuque placed 4th with 103, Beckman was 6th and Maquoketa 8th.  WD had one individual and two relay titles. Solon was the champ with 148.50

High School Baseball

  • Galena 19, Platteville 7
  • East Dubuque 13, Southwestern 3 (5)
  • Fennimore 5, Wisconsin Heights 4
  • Mineral Point 9, Dodgeville 3
  • Belmont 8, Darlington 7

High School Softball

  • Galena 13, Pearl City 3
  • Boscobel 2, Southwestern 1
  • Highland 6, Belmont 5

High School Boys Soccer

  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 1, Anamosa 0

High School Girls Soccer

  • Western Dubuque 3, Hudson 2
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 4, Anamosa 1

High School Tennis

  • (boys) Iowa City West 9, Senior 0
  • (boys) Western Dubuque 8, Hempstead 1
  • (girls) Hempstead 9, Western Dubuque 0

High School Golf

  • At the MVC Mississippi Divisional Meet at Irv Warren in Waterloo, Wahlert shot a 339 and have grabbed the lead after two rounds over Linn-Mar by four strokes. Linn-Mar shot a 359 yesterday. Anna Jensen of Wahlert was the medalist yesterday carding 78. The final round of the Mississippi Divisional will be Monday at Bunker Hill.
  • AT the MVC Valley Divisional at the Meadows, Cedar Falls won by three strokes 363-360 and have a two stroke lead over the Rams following two rounds. Hempstead shot 400. The final round of the Valley Divisional will be Monday at Ellis in Cedar Rapids. 

College Baseball

  • The Clarke Pride will play for a championship today at the Heart of America Conference Tournament in Ozark, Missouri. Clarke defeated Grand View 6-3 and then pounded top seed Central Methodist 17-4 in 7 innings to set up a rematch with Central Methodist for the title today. Game time is at 1 o’clock. Regardless of the outcome, both teams have qualified for the NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round May 14 – 17.

College Womens Golf

  • Clarke is in 8th place out of the 9 teams after one round of the Heart Tournament in Lawrence, Kansas. The Pride shot 388. William Penn leads after firing 304

Fighting Saints USHL Draft

The Dubuque Fighting Saints completed Phase One of the USHL Draft last night, selecting seven players in the 2002 birth year. The  draft class includes three forwards and four defensemen, who will all be eligible to take part in the Saints’ Main Camp in June.

The Saints pulled off two trades during the course of Phase I, including sending the Phase I first round pick to Sioux City for a 2018 Phase II second round selection, and the ninth round pick to Youngstown for a 2019 Phase I seventh round selection.

The Fighting Saints’ top selection was defenseman Michael Benning taken in the second round at number 24 overall.

Phase Two of the USHL Draft continues this morning starting at 10 o’clock.

Other Saints Phase 1 selections:

  • Round 3: F Owen Baumgartner (40th overall) — Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep
  • Round 4: F Carter Savoie (56th overall) — Northern Alberta X-Treme
  • Round 5: D Mitchell Smith (72nd overall) —Oakland Jr. Grizzlies
  • Round 7: D Wyatt Kaiser (104th overall) — Andover High School
  • Round 8: D Luke Gramer (120th overall) — Moorhead High School
  • Round 10: F Hunter Longhi (152nd overall) — St. Louis AAA Blues

LeBron sweeps...Sixers survive...Caps jinx ends

CLEVELAND (AP) – LeBron James scored 29 points, Kevin Love added 23 and the Cleveland Cavaliers swept Toronto for the second straight postseason by winning Game 4 128-93 to advance to the Eastern Conference finals. The Cavs have won 10 consecutive playoff games over Toronto.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – T.J. McConnell turned a surprise start into the save of the season and Dario Saric  scored 25 points to help the Philadelphia 76ers stave off elimination in a 103-92 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 4. McConnell had a career-high 19 points in only his second start of the season

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Washington Capitals ended 24 years of misery with a playoff series win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The win was just the second by the Capitals over the Penguins in 11 playoff meetings. Washington will play Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference finals.

WINNIPEG – Filip Forsberg scored two incredible goals and added an assist, Pekka Rinne made 34 saves for his second shutout of the playoffs and the Nashville Predators defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-0 on Monday to avoid elimination and tie their second-round series 3-3. Game 7 goes Thursday in Nashville, with the winner taking on the Vegas Golden Knights in the Western Conference final

DENVER (AP) – Two-time Olympic taekwondo champion Steven Lopez has been temporarily suspended while the U.S. Center for SafeSport resolves a case against him involving sexual misconduct allegations. Lopez’s suspension Monday comes days after four women filed a lawsuit in federal court which alleges USA Taekwondo and the U.S. Olympic were long aware that Lopez and his brother were sexual predators.


National Scoreboard for Monday (5/7)

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INTERLEAGUE

Final Minnesota 6 St. Louis 0


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Texas 7 Detroit 6
Final Houston 16 Oakland 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Philadelphia 11 San Francisco 0
Final N-Y Mets 7 Cincinnati 6
Final Chi Cubs 14 Miami 2
Final Washington 8 San Diego 5


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final Philadelphia 103 Boston 92 (Boston leads 3-1)
Final Cleveland 128 Toronto 93 (Cleveland wins series 4-0)


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Final OT Washington 2 Pittsburgh 1 (Washington wins series 4-2)
Final Nashville 4 Winnipeg 0 (Series tied 3-3)


Local College Baseball News

  • At the Heart Baseball Tourney in Ozark, Missouri, 2nd seed Clarke lost to top seed Central Methodist 12-5 and slipped into the losers bracket where they will meet Grand View at 1:15 today. The winner remains alive in the tourney to face Central Methodist at 4:15 this afternoon.

 

  • The University of Dubuque will be the top seed at Iowa Conference Tournament later this week after clinching the programs first ever regular season championship over the weekend. On Saturday the Spartans finished a three game series sweep over Nebraska Wesleyan to end the conference slate at 16-and-5, one game better than Wartburg at 15-and-6. The double elimination tournament opens Thursday in Cedar Rapids. Loras the number 4 seed will meet 5th seed Luther at 11 o’clock at Daniels Park with the winner to face Dubuque at Veterans Stadium at 5 o’clock that day. The tournament will continue through Saturday.

 

  • UW Platteville split with Illinois Tech winning 5-3 and falling 1-0.

 


Dubuque Native Mac May helps UCLA to NCAA Beach VB Championship

Former Wahlert standout volleyball player Mac May experienced a state championship at her alma mater, and now she also is celebrating at national championship with her teammates at UCLA. May just wrapping up her freshman season at UCLA helped the Bruins captured the programs first ever NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship this weekend in Gulf Shores, Alabama.  Yesterday UCLA finished their championship weekend run with a 3-1 victory over Florida State to claim the tournament title.


Regional MLB Recaps for Sunday (5/6)

– The Cardinals picked up their fifth straight win by beating the Cubs, 4-3 on Dexter Fowler’s two-run homer with two out in the bottom of the 14th. Fowler was hitting just .153 before going deep against Luke Farrell, a half-inning after Javier Baez homered to put Chicago ahead.

 

– Chad Kuhl tossed one-hit ball over seven innings before Richard Rodriguez worked the final two frames in the Pirates’ 9-0 mauling of the Brewers. Adam Frazier, Jordy Mercer and Josh Bell smacked solo homers as Pittsburgh won for just the second time in seven games since a 17-12 start.

 

– The Twins were no-hit by James Shields for six innings before rallying for a 5-3 win over the White Sox. Logan Morrison poked a two-run double and Eddie Rosario provided a solo shot and an RBI single to help Minnesota send Chicago to its seventh loss in eight games.


Warriors hammer Pelicans...Rockets dump Jazz...Lightning advance...Knights oust Sharks...Harvick wins

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Kevin Durant poured in 38 points on 15 of 27 shooting as the Golden State Warriors hammered the Pelicans, 118-92 at New Orleans to take a 3-1 lead in the NBA’s Western Conference semifinals. Durant also had nine rebounds in helping the defending champs bounce back from a 19-point loss in Game 3 of Friday. Stephen Curry finished with 23 points in his third game since coming back from a 5 1/2-week absence due to a knee injury.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The Houston Rockets own a 3-1 lead in the NBA’s Western Conference semifinals after Chris Paul contributed a team-high 27 points, 12 rebounds and six assists in a 100-87 win over the Jazz in Utah. James Harden scored 14 of his 24 points while the Rockets outscored the Jazz 30-23 in the first quarter. Clint Capela chipped in 12 points, 15 boards and six blocks while helping Houston hold Utah under 39 percent shooting.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The Tampa Bay Lightning have reached the NHL’s Eastern Conference final for the third time in four years by eliminating Boston in five games. Brayden Point and J.T. Miller scored second-period goals in the Lightning’s 3-1 win at Tampa. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 14 of his 27 saves in the third period and blanked the Bruins after David Krejci (KRAY’-chee) notched a power-play goal with 48 seconds left in the opening stanza.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – The expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights have reached the NHL’s Western Conference final by defeating the Sharks, 3-0 in Game 6 at San Jose. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 28 shots in his league-leading fourth shutout of the postseason and 14th of his career. Jonathan Marchessault opened the scoring 6 1/2 minutes into the second period before Nate Schmidt made it 2-0 about nine minutes later.

DOVER, Del. (AP) – Kevin Harvick dominated a race interrupted by rain and drove to his NASCAR Cup Series-high fourth victory of the season at Dover International Speedway. Harvick swept the first two stages and easily chased down Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Clint Bowyer in the third for the lead after a 41-minute delay. Bowyer was second, followed by Daniel Suarez, Martin Truex Jr. and Kurt Busch.


National Scoreboard for Sunday (5/6)

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INTERLEAGUE

Final Arizona 3 Houston 1


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final N-Y Yankees 7 Cleveland 4
Final Toronto 2 Tampa Bay 1
Final Minnesota 5 Chi White Sox 3
Final Kansas City 4 Detroit 2
Final Boston 6 Texas 1
Final Oakland 2 Baltimore 1
Final L-A Angels 8 Seattle 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Colorado 3 N-Y Mets 2
Final San Francisco 4 Atlanta 3
Final Washington 5 Philadelphia 4
Final Pittsburgh 9 Milwaukee 0
Final Miami 8 Cincinnati 5
Final San Diego 3 L-A Dodgers 0
Final St. Louis 4 Chi Cubs 3, 14 Innings


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final Golden State 118 New Orleans 92 (Golden State leads 3-1)
Final Houston 100 Utah 87  (Houston leads 3-1)

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Tampa Bay 3 Boston 1 (Tampa Bay wins series 4-1)
Final Vegas 3 San Jose 0 (Vegas wins series 4-1)


Sports Round-Up

UNDATED (AP) – The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics are one victory away from completing four-game sweeps and squaring off in the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals for the second straight year.

NBA Playoff Saturday Finals:

Final OT    Boston          101    Philadelphia      98

Final   Cleveland    105    Toronto              103

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A person familiar with the search tells The Associated Press that San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon plans to interview for the Milwaukee Bucks’ coaching job. The person requested anonymity because the team does not comment on potential candidates. Hammon would become the first female head coach in the league if hired.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Washington Capitals are one victory away from exorcizing a demon, dethroning the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions and moving into the NHL’s Eastern Conference final for the first time in 20 years.

Final   Washington      6    Pittsburgh      3

Meanwhile, the Winnipeg Jets have a three-games-to-two lead over the top-seeded Predators after erupting for four goals in the second period of a 6-2 win at Nashville.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Everything came up roses for Justify at the Kentucky Derby. Justify navigated a sloppy track and became the first colt in 136 years to win the Derby after not racing as a 2-year-old. He went off as the favorite at 5-2 and finished in 2:04:20. Good Magic was second, followed by Audible in the rainiest Derby in the 144-year history of the race.

MADRID (AP) – Two-time defending champion Simona Halep brushed aside Ekaterina Makarova 6-1, 6-0 in the first round of the Madrid Open on Sunday. The top-seeded Halep recorded her 13th consecutive victory on Madrid’s clay courts.

 


Local Men's Baseball

Loras 13, Central 3

Loras 2, Central 1

 

Univ. of Dubuque – 19 Nebraska Wesleyan – 3

Univ. of Dubuque – 9 Neb. Wesleyan Univ. – 1

UD finishes regular season 21-15 (16-5 IIAC)

2018 Iowa Conference Champions – first time in program history

 


Baseball News and Sunday Games

UNDATED (AP) – The Nationals have reinstated third baseman Anthony Rendon from the 10-day disabled list and optioned infielder Adrian Sanchez to Triple-A Syracuse. Rendon missed 19 games with what the team called a contusion to his big toe after fouling a pitch off his foot on April 13. Manager Dave Martinez said Rendon will wear protective padding over the toe.

– Former ace Matt Harvey has been formally designated for assignment by the Mets, who replaced him by recalling reliever Hansel Robles from Triple-A Las Vegas. Harvey is 9-19 with a 5.93 ERA since the start of the 2016 season.

– Pitcher Oliver Drake has been acquired by the Indians from the Brewers for $110,000. The 31-year-old right-hander is 1-0 with a 6.39 ERA in 11 games this year.

– White Sox infielder Yoan Moncada has been put on the 10-day disabled list with tightness in his left hamstring. The 22-year-old Moncada made an early exit in Friday night’s loss to the Twins after being takenout of Wednesday’s game against St. Louis.

– Shohei Ohtani  is set to make his return to the mound after being announced as the Los Angeles Angels’ starter for Sunday’s series finale against Seattle. He had been scheduled to start earlier this week before a mild ankle sprain pushed back his turn in the rotation.

Baseball Action Today:

INTERLEAGUE

Houston   at    Arizona      3:10  p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Cleveland     at    N-Y  Yankees          12:05  p.m.

Toronto         at    Tampa  Bay              12:10  p.m.

Minnesota    at    Chi  White  Sox      1:10  p.m.

Detroit          at    Kansas  City          1:15  p.m.

Boston           at    Texas                      1:05  p.m.

Baltimore     at    Oakland                  3:05  p.m.

L-A Angels    at    Seattle                  3:10  p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Colorado              at    N-Y  Mets          12:10  p.m.

San Francisco    at    Atlanta            12:35  p.m.

Philadelphia     at    Washington      12:35  p.m.

Pittsburgh        at    Milwaukee        1:10  p.m.

Miami                   at    Cincinnati      3:10  p.m.

L-A Dodgers        at    San  Diego        3:10  p.m.

Chi Cubs              at    St.  Louis        7:05  p.m.

 


Area Scoreboard 5/5

HS Boys Soccer

Cedar Rapids Xavier 8, Senior 1

CR Jefferson 5, Hempstead 2

 

HS Girls Soccer

Hempstead 2, CR Jefferson 0

CR Kennedy 3, Wahlert 0

CR Xavier 3, Senior 2

 

HS Tennis

Linn-Marr 8, Wahlert 1

 

College Baseball

UD 17, Nebraska Wesleyan 1

Clarke 7, Benedictine College 4

Loras 10, Central 5

 

College Softball

Mount Mercy 4, Clarke 3

Nebraska Wesleyan 3, Loras 2


Heart Baseball and Softball Championships Delayed

Rain forced the postponement of all games yesterday at the Heart of America Athletic Conference Baseball Championships in Ozark, Missouri and the Softball Championships in Springfield, Missouri. The tournaments will resume today.

The Second-seeded Clarke baseball team will now face seventh-seeded Benedictine College at 1:15 p.m.

The Pride softball team is facing Mount Mercy at 2:30 p.m.


Tigges, Tauber Earn All-Conference Softball Honors

TAUBER, TIGGES EARN ALL-CONFERENCE SOFTBALL HONORS

Two members of the Clarke University softball team have landed spots on the Heart of America Athletic Conference All-Conference Team.  Former Senior High prep Sydney Tigges earned second-team all-conference honors, while former Hempstead prep Brie Tauber was cited as an honorable mention all-conference performer.

Tigges, last year’s recipient of the Heart Freshman of the Year Award, currently sports a team-high .344 batting average.  She leads the Pride in runs scored (50), home runs (11), total bases (99) and slugging percentage (.631).

Tauber carries a .294 batting average and ranks second in runs scored (35), third in hits (50) and leads the team in at-bats (170).

The all-conference team consisted of 20 first-team selections, 20 second-team selections and 16 honorable mention selections.


AP source: DU's Jim Montgomery is next coach of Dallas Stars

DENVER (AP) — Former Dubuque Fighting Saints head coach Jim Montgomery is reportedly in line to coach in the NHL ranks. The Associated Press reports the Dallas Stars are hiring Montgomery, currently the head coach at Denver University, as their next coach. Montgomery takes over for Ken Hitchcock, who retired last month and will become a consultant for the Stars.

Before his arrival in Denver, Montgomery spent three seasons as the head coach/general manager of the Fighting Saints leading them to a pair of Clark Cup championships. At Denver he led them to the NCAA championship in 2017.

As a player, Montgomery led Maine to a national title in 1993 before embarking on a 12-year pro career that included stops in an assortment of leagues, including parts of six seasons in the NHL.


Mackenzie May and UCLA at NCAA Beach Volleyball Championships

Former Wahlert volleyball standout Mackenzie May and her UCLA teammates will be competing in the National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship this weekend in Gulf Shores, Alabama. UCLA (35-3) is the top seed in the eight team field for the first time in program history and will meet 8th seed Florida International on Friday morning.

May in her freshman year for the Bruins has teamed with senior Elise Zappia in the number four position to go 23-and-8
The double elimination tournament continues through Sunday with the championship Sunday afternoon. The tournament will be televised live by the ESPN networks

Following the beach season, May, a Dubuque native will be a member of the 12-player USA Volleyball women’s collegiate indoor national team that will tour Europe in July.


Area Scoreboard for Wednesday (5/2)

High School Track and Field

  • Today’s MVC divisional track meets have been postponed and moved to tomorrow. Dalzell Field is hosting the Valley Divisional Boys Meet where Senior and Hempstead will compete.

High School Softball

  • Mineral Point 8, Boscobel 2

High School Boys Soccer

  • Senior 4, Hempstead 1 (completion of the suspended match)

High School Tennis

  • (boys) Cedar Rapids Washington 8, Hempstead 1

High School Golf

  • In round one of the girls City Meet at Dubuque Golf and Country Club, Wahlert has a 28 stroke lead after totaling a 340 led by Anna Jensen with an 83. Senior High’s Abby Marting was the round one medalist turning in a 79, the Rams totaled 368, Hempstead was next with 400 led by Morgan Hawkins 88. The second round will be May 16th at the Meadows.

College Softball

  • At the Heart of American Conference Tournament in Springfield, Missouri in their opening round game, 9th seed Clarke defeated 8th seed Benedictine 10-0 with pitcher Allison Renforth tossing a no hitter. Renforth was 2-for-3 at the plate with a double and three RBIs. The Pride then lost to #2 seed Central Methodist  8-0 to fall into the loser bracket and will face 6th seed Mt. Mercy this afternoon.

College Baseball

  • The Clarke baseball team begins play in the Heart Conference tournament in Ozark, Missouri. The Pride the number 2 seed will meet 7th seed Benedictine at 4:30 this afternoon.

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (5/1)

High School Baseball

  • East Dubuque 18, Galena 15
  • Fennimore 13, Darlington 2
  • Shullsburg/Benton 10, Belmont 3
  • Mineral Point 27, Boscobel 0
  • Platteville 3, Dodgeville 1
  • Cassville 11, River Ridge 10

High School Softball

  • Southwestern 8, Darlington 3
  • Platteville 11, Richland Center 5

High School Boys Soccer

  • Hempstead-Senior boys match suspended due to weather last night tied 1-1 and will be made up at a time to be determined.
  • Linn-Mar 3, Wahlert 1
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 6, Prince of Peace 1
  • Western Dubuque 3, West Delaware 0
  • Dyersville Beckman 2, Central Dewitt 1
  • Solon 4, Maquoketa 0

High School Girls Soccer

  • Senior 1, Hempstead 0
  • Linn-Mar 3, Wahlert 0
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 4, Northeast 1
  • Western Dubuque 9, West Delaware 1
  • Dyersville Beckman 5, Central Dewitt 0

High School Tennis

  • (boys) Linn-Mar 7, Senior 2
  • (boys) Wahlert 9, Hempstead 0
  • (girls) Linn-Mar 7, Senior 2
  • (girls) Wahlert over Hempstead

High School Golf

  • (girls) Hempstead won the MVC quad meet yesterday at Ellis in Cedar Rapids. The Mustangs totaled 190 winning by 13 strokes. Katie Fitzpatrick of Hempstead was the medalist with 46.

 

College Baseball

  • Loras 16, Buena Vista 1
  • Dubuque 2, Luther 0

College Golf

  • Following third round play at the Heart of America Conference Championships at Eagle Ridge North Course in Galena yesterday, William Penn held off Mt. Mercy to win by 3 strokes 914-917. Clarke finished 9th in the 9 team field shooting 1007. Carson Hillery tied for 23rd overall with a 238.

Four  Fighting Saints Receive USHL Honors

Four Dubuque Fighting Saints players have been recognized with USHL postseason awards:

  • Forward Quinn Preston was named an All-USHL Third Team selection
  • Forward Alex Steeves was named the recipient of the USHL Scholar-Athlete Award, given to the most exemplary student in the USHL.
  • Steeves, along with defensemen Aidan Fulp and Jacob Semik were named to the USHL All-Academic Team.

Iowa High School Wrestling Tournament Change

The Iowa High School Athletic Association unanimously approved a wrestling advisory committee recommendation to allow coaches of state qualifying teams to seed the dual team tournament, starting in 2019. The pre-tournament ranking system is similar to what was adopted for the baseball and basketball tournaments.

The advisory committee also recommended seeding the top eight wrestlers in each weight class for the state traditional tournament. The IHSAA board tabled that idea until their next meeting in June.


Allgeyer Named B1G Pitcher of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa redshirt junior Nick Allgeyer has been named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Week.  The honor is Allgeyer’s second of the season.

Allgeyer earned the distinction after tossing seven strong innings in Iowa’s 4-2 victory over No. 7 Michigan on Friday in Iowa City.  The southpaw allowed one run on five hits and tied a career-high with eight strikeouts. The series-opening victory snapped Michigan’s 20-game winning streak and it was Iowa’s first win over a top-10 ranked opponent since 2008.


Area Scoreboard from Monday, April 30

High School Baseball

  • Galena 4, Warren-Stockton 1
  • Mineral Point 14, Riverdale 3
  • Dodgeville 12, Iowa-Grant 2
  • Shullsburg/Benton 13, Cassville 0
  • Fennimore 17, Darlington 1

High School Softball

  • Southwestern 8, Iowa- Grant 3
  • Highland 7, River Ridge 4
  • Belmont 3, Potosi 1
  • Boscobel 7, Darlington 0

High School Boys Soccer

  • Wahlert 3, Decorah 0

High School Tennis

  • (boys) Senior 7, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 2
  • (girls) Cedar Rapids Kennedy 8, Senior 1
  • (boys) Wahlert 8, Camanche 1

High School  Girls Golf

  • Wahlert finished 2nd, Senior 3rd, and Hempstead 8th at the Mississippi Valley Conference Super Meet at the Gardener Golf Course in Marion. Wahlert shot a 356 finishing 16 stokes back of champ Linn-Mar. Abby Marting of Senior was the meet medalist with 78. The Rams scored 364 as a team. Wahlert’s Mary Edwards was 3rd shooting 81. Hempstead scored 400 led by Morgan Hawkins with an 87.

High School Track

Galena/East Dubuque/River Ridge girls captured the title at the Tri-Op Invitational last night at River Ridge scoring 184. Milledgeville was 2nd with 118.

College Softball

  • Clarke took two games from Graceland 10-2 and 6-1
  • Ambrose 11, Loras 9 (9)

College Golf

  • At the Heart of America Golf Championship being played at Eagle Ridge North Course in Galena, Mount Mercy has a 12 stroke lead after firing a 604 over 36 holes. William Penn is in 2nd place 616. Clarke is in 9th place of the 9 teams shooting a 679. Carson Hillery led the Pride shooting a 79 and a 76 for 155 and is in 12th The final 18 holes of the tournament will be played today.

Gremmel National Champ

Former Dubuque Hempstead state wrestling champion and current Iowa State wrestler Gannon Gremmel earned a national championship over the weekend. Gremmel won 125 kilo title at the U.S. Open Wrestling U-20 Championships in Las Vegas.

Gremmel, who is a red shirt freshman for the Cyclones, breezed to the finals, but in his title match against North Dakota State’s Brandon Metz  found himself in an 8-0 hole.  Gremmel recovered, stringing together 16-straight points for a 16-8 win and a first place finish.

Gremmel qualified for the Junior World Team Trials in Rochester, Minn May 18-20. He has already locked a spot in the finals, and will await the champion of the challenge tournament for a best-of-three series for a spot on the Junior World Team.


Michael Joseph Signs with Chicago Bears

Even though he wasn’t taken in the NFL draft this weekend, University of Dubuque product Michael Joseph will get a chance to make an NFL roster after signing as an undrafted free agent by the Chicago Bears. Just minutes after the draft ended Saturday evening Joseph chose the Bears after reportedly having offers from 15 teams. Chicago and Minnesota were the first teams to show interest in the Oswego, Illinois native when he worked out for scouts last August at Chalmers Field.

Next Joseph will report to the Bears Rookie Mini-Camp May 11th through 13th to begin the process of attempting to land a spot on the Bears 53 man roster.


Hawkeyes, Cyclones, Badgers, Panthers Sign with NFL Teams

Several Iowa Hawkeyes also will receive a chance at making an NFL roster after signing undrafted free agents contracts.

  • Running back Akrum Wadley with the Tennessee Titans
  • Offensive lineman Sean Welch with the Washington Redskins
  • Ike Boettger with the Buffalo Bills
  • Ben Niemann with the Kansas City Chiefs

Three Hawkeyes were chosen in the NFL Draft: Center James Daniels selected in the 2nd round by the Bears and cornerback Josh Jackson also went in the second round to the Green Bay Packers. Linebacker Josey Jewell was a fourth round selection of the Denver Broncos.

Iowa State undrafted free agents were: wide receiver Allan Lazard to the Jaguars, there Cyclones signed with the Cowboys: linebacker Joel Lanning, receiver Marchie Murdock, and offensive lineman Jake Campos.

Wisconsin undrafted free agents included: defensive end Alec James, signed by the Cardinals, linebacker Garret Dooley by the Vikings, and fullback Austin Ramesh by the Cardinals.

Five Badgers were drafted on Saturday: cornerback Nick Nelson, a fourth round pick of the Raiders, in the fifth round tight end Troy Fumagalli to the Broncos and safety Natrell Jamerson to the Saints. In the 6th round LB Jack Cichy went to the Buccaneers. In the seventh round linebacker Leon Jacobs selected by the Jaguars.

University of Northern Iowa defensive backs Elijah Campbell and Malcolm Washington each signed as undrafted free agents. Campbell signed with the Browns and Washington with the Cardinals. Panther wide receiver Daurice Fountain was taken as a draft pick by the Colts in the fifth round.


Area Scoreboard from 4/28

High School Baseball

Dodgeville 8, Lancaster 7

Prairie du Chien 5, Platteville 2

Pecatonica 8, Cassville 2; 10-2

 

College Baseball

Clarke 14, Graceland 7