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Sunday Sports Scorecard

August 18, 2019

INTERLEAGUE

Final N-Y Mets 4 Kansas City 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final N-Y Yankees 6 Cleveland 5
Final Seattle 4 Toronto 3
Final Oakland 8 Houston 4
Final Tampa Bay 1 Detroit 0 (13 Innings)
Final Boston 4 Baltimore 0
Final Minnesota 12 Texas 7
Final L-A Angels 6 Chi White Sox 5

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Chi Cubs 2 Pittsburgh 0
Final Cincinnati 6 St. Louis 1
Final San Diego 5 Philadelphia 3
Final Atlanta 4 L-A Dodgers 3
Final Colorado 11 Miami 4
Final San Francisco 11 Arizona 6
Final Milwaukee 15 Washington 14 (14 Innings)

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASON

Final Cleveland 21 Indianapolis 18
Final New England 22 Tennessee 17
Final Pittsburgh 17 Kansas City 7
Final Houston 30 Detroit 23
Final Dallas 14 L.A. Rams 10

Local, Regional, and National Sports Updates

August 17, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL has conditionally reinstated New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon, who can rejoin the team for meetings and workouts on Sunday. However, Gordon is barred from next Thursday’s game because of a lack of sufficient conditioning and practice time. Gordon had been suspended indefinitely since last December for violations of the league’s substance abuse policy.

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) – Hideki Matsuyama has a one-stroke lead over Tony Finau and Patrick Cantlay at the midway mark of the BMW Championship at Medinah. Matsuyama sank five birdie putts of at least 15 feet, beginning and ending with 30-footers. They were part of a 9-under 63 that puts him in position to continue his streak of playing the Tour Championship every year since he turned pro.

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) – Denny Hamlin will be the pole-sitter for tonight’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway after turning a lap at 129.230 mph in his Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in Friday’s qualifying session. The reigning Daytona 500 winner bumped Kyle Larson to the other end of the front row. Martin Truex Jr. and Kurt Busch will make up the second row, just in front of Aric Almirola and Chase Elliott.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – San Diego Padres manager Andy Green says rookie phenom Fernando Tatis Jr. is most likely done for the season because of a back injury. The 20-year-old shortstop is batting .317 with 13 doubles, 22 homers and 53 RBIs in 84 games. Green said Tatis will be reevaluated in three weeks.

NEW YORK (AP) – Alibaba Group co-founder Joe Tsai has agreed to buy the remaining 51 percent of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center from Mikhail Prokhorov in deals that two people with knowledge of the details say are worth about $3.4 billion. The sources say that Tsai is paying about $2.35 billion for the Nets, a record for a U.S. pro sports franchise. He’s also spending nearly $1 billion in a separate transaction for the arena.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Anthony Rendon hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the eighth inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 in the opener of a three-game series between National League playoff contenders. The Nationals’ five-game winning streak matched their longest of the season. At 66-55, they improved to 11 games over .500 for the first time since June 9, 2018. Milwaukee lost for just the third time in nine games.

BALTIMORE (AP) – Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be held out of the preseason game against the Ravens because of back tightness. The Packers made the announcement on Twitter, saying the decision to keep him on the sideline “is precautionary.”

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Eli Manning and heir apparent Daniel Jones threw first-half touchdown passes against Chicago backups and the New York Giants had an easy night in posting a 32-13 preseason victory over the Bears. Free agent rookie Jon Hilliman scored on a 10-yard run, Kyle Lauletta threw a 10-yard TD to Garrett Dickerson, Aldrick Rosas kicked a 47-yard field goal and New York got a safety on a botched shotgun snap.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton brought his unique commentary and musings to the baseball booth Friday night. After nine innings, it was evident Chicago White Sox broadcasts might never be the same again. Walton was the guest analyst because Steve Stone is taking this weekend’s series against the Los Angeles Angels off. The former UCLA and NBA star center called the game for NBC Sports Chicago with Jason Benetti. The two also work together on college basketball games for ESPN.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Lucas Giolito struck out 11 over six innings, James McCann hit his second grand slam in three games and the Chicago White Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-2. Giolito became the first White Sox right-hander to have consecutive outings with 11 or more strikeouts since Javier Vázquez in 2007.

Dubuque 2nd , Loras 6th in A-R-C Football Coaches Pre-Season Poll

August 16, 2019

The American Rivers Conference football coach’s pre-season poll has been released. The University of Dubuque was picked to finish tied for 2nd place with Central, both teams receiving 53 votes. Dubuque returns 6 starters on both sides of the both from a team that finished 7-and-3 last season.  The Loras Duhawks are projected for a 6th place finish. Loras returns 8 starters on both sides of the ball from their 4-and-6 squad last season.  Defending champion Wartburg has been chosen as the favorite to repeat as the league champion.

Both the Spartans and Duhawks start their seasons on Saturday September 7th. Dubuque travel to U-W Whitewater and Loras will travel to Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

More information: http://rollrivers.com/news/2019/8/14/wartburg-football-tops-american-rivers-conference-preseason-coaches-poll.aspx

Sports News from Associated Press

August 16, 2019

     NBA-LAKERS-COUSINS

     Cousins injured again

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) – The Los Angeles Lakers could be without newly-acquired DeMarcus Cousins for the upcoming NBA season.

The six-time All-Star has been diagnosed with a torn ACL in his left knee suffered during a workout in Las Vegas. It’s the latest injury for Cousins, who missed most of last season while rehabbing a torn Achilles and sat out much of the Warriors’ playoff run after tearing a quad muscle.

The center appeared in 30 games for Golden State last season, averaging 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds. He averaged 25.2 points and 11.9 boards during the previous five years, but he’s missed at least 10 games each season since 2012-13.

 

     RACING-EARNHARDT-PLANE CRASH

     Earnhardt Jr. OK following plane crash in Tennessee

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) – Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. was hospitalized and released after his plane crashed in east Tennessee Thursday afternoon.

Earnhardt was with wife Amy, 15-month-old daughter Isla, a dog and two pilots. NBC Sports says the family and pilots were discharged from the hospital.

Federal Aviation Administration officials said a Cessna Citation rolled off the end of a runway and caught fire after landing at Elizabethton Municipal Airport. The National Transportation Safety Board tweeted that it’s sending two representatives to Elizabethton to begin investigating the crash.

Earnhardt was scheduled to be part of the NBC broadcast team for Saturday night’s race at Bristol. The network says he will skip the race to be with his family before returning to the broadcast booth at Darlington next month.

 

     PGA-BMW CHAMPIONSHIP

     Thomas, Kokrak tie tournament record

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) – Justin Thomas and Jason Kokrak  tied the course record while grabbing a share of the first-round lead at the PGA’s BMW Championship in Medinah, Illinois.

Thomas and Kokrak opened with 7-under 65s for a one-shot advantage over Jim Furyk , Brandt Snedeker, Lucas Glover, Patrick Cantlay and Joel Dahmen. Thomas made his first birdie after hitting a tree and recorded his final one with a 60-foot putt.

Rickie Fowler, Tony Finau and Adam Scott are among a group at minus-5.

 

     TENNIS-WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN

     Federer ousted, Kyrgios fined

MASON, Ohio (AP) – Roger Federer suffered his quickest loss on the ATP Tour since 2003. Federer made numerous mistakes during the 62-minute match, a 6-3, 6-4 loss to 21-year-old qualifier Andre Rublev at the Western & Southern Open near Cincinnati. Federer has won the tournament a record seven times, but he fell to an opponent who has just one other victory against a top-five opponent.

NFL Pre-Season

August 16, 2019

– Lamar Jackson directed two scoring drives during a limited appearance, had an impressive touchdown run erased by a penalty and sparked the Baltimore Ravens to a 26-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers, who played without quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers developed back stiffness and was a late scratch, a move the team labeled as a “precaution.”  Undrafted Iowa State rookie receiver Allan Lazard lead Green Bay receivers with 3 catches for 63 yards.

Other scores:

  • Eagles 24, Jaguars 10
  • Bengals 23, Redskins 13 (Darlington native Alex Erickson had a 75 yard punt return for a touchdown and had 3 catches for 15 yards for the Bengals )
  • Jets 22, Falcons 10
  • Raiders 33, Cardinals 26

Regional MLB Recaps from Thursday (8/15)

August 16, 2019

Harper Slam Sinks Cubs

– The Chicago Cubs blew an opportunity to regain sole possession of the NL Central lead.  Bryce Harper blasted a grand slam with one out in the ninth inning to cap a six-run rally that sent the Phillies over the Chicago Cubs, 7-5. Pinch-hitter Brad Miller chased reliever Rowan Wick with an RBI single in the ninth that cut it to 5-2. Roman Quinn greeted Pedro Strop (strohp) with an RBI single to make it a two-run game. The Phils rallied after Yu Darvish struck out 10 over seven strong innings.

Reds Shutdown Cards

The Cardinals were 2-1 losers to the Reds as Sonny Gray and three Cincinnati relievers combined on a two-hitter. Gray struck out a season-high 10, allowing just one hit and three walks in five innings.     Nick Senzel and Eugenio Suarez drove in Cincinnati’s runs as the Reds snapped a four-game skid and the Cardinals’ five-game winning streak.

Twins Route Rangers

– Luis Arraez hit the first of three more homers by Minnesota in a 13-6 rout of the Rangers. Miguel Sano and Eddie Rosario also went deep for the Twins, whose 236 home runs and 31 off the record set by the Yankees last season. Marwin Gonzalez had a pair of RBI singles among his four hits.

Angels Power Past Soxs

– Mike Trout crushed his AL-leading 40th home run while going 4-for-4 with four runs scored in the Angels’ 8-7 win against the White Sox. The two-time AL MVP became the fastest player to 40 homers in Angels history and the fifth-fastest in the majors in this century by reaching the mark in 123 games. Andrew Heaney limited Chicago to four hits while yielding three runs over seven innings.

UD Volleyball Picked to Win A-R-C Title

August 15, 2019

The University of Dubuque volleyball team has been pegged as the favorite to win the American Rivers Conference championship in the pre-season conference coach’s poll. The Spartans return six starters from their team that finished 2nd in the regular season last season and went on to win the conference tournament championship and the automatic NCAA tournament spot.  Wartburg is picked for 2nd, Loras with a group of five returning starters was picked to finish 4th.

U-D opens the season on August 30th at the Sugar Loaf Classic in Minnesota hosted by St. Mary’s. Loras will open the season the same weekend at the Forester Invitational at Lake Forest.

More information: http://rollrivers.com/news/2019/8/13/american-rivers-conference-dubuque-volleyball-claims-top-spot-in-a-r-c-preseason-coaches-poll.aspx

U-W Platteville Predicted 4th in WIAC Pre-Season Football Poll

August 15, 2019

The Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneer football team has been picked to finish 4th in the WIAC according to a preseason poll conducted by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors.

Platteville head coach Mike Emendorfer enters his 21st season as the head coach of the Pioneers and will return seven starters on both offense and on defense from a team that finished 4-and-6 last season. UW-P opens the season at home on Saturday, September 7th against East Texas Baptist.

University of the Wisconsin-Whitewater, the defending conference champion and winner of 11 of the last 14 titles, is the favorite to secure the WIAC championship.

More information: https://wiacsports.com/news/2019/8/13/uw-whitewater-picked-to-win-football-title.aspx

MLB Scoreboard from Wednesday (8/14)

August 15, 2019

INTERLEAGUE

Final Milwaukee 6 Minnesota 5
Final San Diego 7 Tampa Bay 2
Final Oakland 9 San Francisco 5
Final L-A Angels 7 Pittsburgh 4
Final St. Louis 6 Kansas City 0


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Texas 7 Toronto 3
Final N-Y Yankees 6 Baltimore 5
Final Boston 5 Cleveland 1
Final Chi White Sox 13 Houston 9
Final Detroit 3 Seattle 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Colorado 7 Arizona 6
Final Washington 17 Cincinnati 7
Final Philadelphia 11 Chi Cubs 1
Final L-A Dodgers 9 Miami 1
Final Atlanta 6 N-Y Mets 4

IHSBBCA All State Teams

August 14, 2019

For a third straight season, Western Dubuque’s Calvin Harris has been selected to the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association’s Super Team.  Bobcat teammate Sam Goodman was named chosen a first team Class 4-A selection.  Sam Link of Dubuque Senior was named to the 4-A second team. Owen Grover of Dyersville Beckman was named a Class 2-A first team and teammate Carter Petche was chosen on the second team along with Riley Reed of Cascade.

Loras Mens Soccer Tabbed A-R-C Favorites

August 14, 2019

The Loras Men’s Soccer, who have shared or won outright conference titles in 11 of the last 12 years, are the coaches’ choice to win the 2019 American Rivers Conference championship by the narrowest of margin. Loras received one more vote than Luther. Dubuque was chosen to finish 7th in the conference.

The Duhawks open the season on August 30th at home against Knox College. The Spartans also open the season at home August 30th hosting Carroll College.

For more the complete poll and more information: http://rollrivers.com/news/2019/8/12/american-rivers-conference-loras-mens-soccer-tabbed-preseason-front-runner-by-a-r-c-coaches.aspx

Denver Nuggets sign Tyler Cook

August 14, 2019

The Denver Nuggets have signed former Iowa Hawkeye forward Tyler Cook to a two-way contract.

Cook, most recently appeared in three games for the Nuggets’ Las Vegas Summer League team, averaging 4.0 points, 2.3 rebounds. Cook went undrafted out of Iowa where he played three seasons, averaging 14.1 points, 6.7 rebounds per game with the Hawkeyes.

Braves' Riley avoids surgery...Mets lose McNeil...Brown back with Raiders...Giants' Tate loses appeal

August 14, 2019

ATLANTA (AP) – Atlanta Braves rookie slugger Austin Riley will not need surgery on his injured right knee and expects to return to the lineup in about two weeks. Riley has been on the IL since Aug. 5 after spraining his knee during a workout. But Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson continues to rehab a bruised right foot and is unsure when he’ll be able to come off the IL.

ATLANTA (AP) – New York Mets All-Star utilityman Jeff McNeil had to be helped off the field in the ninth inning last night after he sustained a hamstring injury while trying to beat out a grounder in Atlanta. McNeil says he felt “a little snag” in his left hamstring as he approached first base. An MRI is scheduled for this morning in Atlanta to determine the seriousness of the injury, but McNeil says he hopes it won’t be enough to send him to the injured list.

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) – Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown has returned to training camp after missing time to see a specialist for his frostbitten feet and losing a grievance with the NFL over the use of a helmet. Brown was surrounded by cameras as he walked onto the field late in practice and greeted his teammates for the first time since leaving camp about a week ago. Coach Jon Gruden says he expects him to be ready to play the season opener Sept. 9 against Denver.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate has lost the appeal of his four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL’s policy on performance enhancers. Tate announced the suspension on Twitter last month and felt his appeal had merit because he was using a fertility drug prescribed by a doctor. The appeal was heard by a member of an independent appeals panel in New York last week.

UNDATED (AP) – Coco Gauff has received a wild-card entry for the U.S. Open’s main draw, the second Grand Slam tournament for the 15-year-old from Florida. She made a magical run to the fourth round at Wimbledon last month after getting a wild card into the qualifying rounds there. Gauff became the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon and upset five-time champion Venus Williams in the first round but wound up losing to eventual title winner Simona Halep.

MLB Scoreboard from Tuesday (8/13)

August 14, 2019

INTERLEAGUE

Final Minnesota 7 Milwaukee 5
Final St. Louis 2 Kansas City 0
Final San Francisco 3 Oakland 2
Final Pittsburgh 10 L-A Angels 7
Final Tampa Bay 7 San Diego 5


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Houston 6 Chi White Sox 2
Final N-Y Yankees 8 Baltimore 3
Final Toronto 3 Texas 0
Final Boston 7 Cleveland 6, 10 Innings
Final Seattle 11 Detroit 6
Final Chi White Sox 4 Houston 1


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Washington 3 Cincinnati 1
Final Philadelphia 4 Chi Cubs 2
Final L-A Dodgers 15 Miami 1
Final Atlanta 5 N-Y Mets 3
Final Arizona 9 Colorado 3

Another Win for Rea

August 13, 2019

Cascade native Colin Rea continues to excel in an Iowa Cubs uniform. Last night Rea surrendered just five hits over seven scoreless innings as the Iowa Cubs (65-55) defeated the Salt Lake Bees 6-0. Rea earned his 12th win of the year to lead the PCL. It marked Rea’s 10th quality start for the I-Cubs and he is the first I-Cubs pitcher to win 12 games in a season since 2016.

UWP Athletic Hall of Fame

August 13, 2019

Four former University of Wisconsin-Platteville all-Americans will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame this fall. Earning inductions this year are:

Barry Braganz ’91, football

Andy Paulsen ’03, track and field

Tyler Selk ’03, basketball

Corey Stelljes ’04, track and field

Induction ceremonies will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 on the Platteville campus.

For more information on each new UW-P Hall of Famer: https://wiacsports.com/news/2019/8/12/general-uw-platteville-to-induct-four-in-hall-of-fame.aspx

Loras Women’s Soccer Picked to Repeat as ARC Champs

August 13, 2019

The Loras College women’s soccer team has been picked to repeat as conference champions in the American Rivers Conference coach’s pre-season poll released yesterday. The Duhawks who were regular season and conference tournament champs in 2018 were followed by Wartburg and then Dubuque.  The season opener for Loras will be Saturday, August 31st hosting Macalester College. Dubuque opens the season August 30th hosting Grinnell.

Click for more information: http://rollrivers.com/news/2019/8/9/american-rivers-conference-coaches-tab-loras-as-womens-soccer-preseason-favorite.aspx

IHSAA to Consider More Than Enrollment Size

August 13, 2019

The Iowa High School Athletic Association has appointed a classification committee to meet this fall to review the current high school sport classification structure and to consider potential changes.

Yesterday at their first meeting before the start of the school year, the IHSAA discussed a form resolution submitted by 26 schools calling for the association and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union to seriously evaluate enrollment based not just on school size, but to consider factors such as socioeconomics (like free and reduced lunch) and recent success and then make a recommendation this school year.

In June, the Des Moines Public Schools sent the resolution to the IHSAA and IGHSAU to convene a committee.

MLB Scoreboard from Monday (8/12)

August 13, 2019

INTERLEAGUE

Final Pittsburgh 10 L-A Angels 2
Final Tampa Bay 10 San Diego 4


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final N-Y Yankees 8 Baltimore 5
Final N-Y Yankees 11 Baltimore 8
Final Toronto 19 Texas 4
Final Cleveland 6 Boston 5
Houston at Chi White Sox, postponed


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Washington 7 Cincinnati 6
Final Arizona 8 Colorado 6

MLB Scoreboard from Sunday (8/11)

August 12, 2019

INTERLEAGUE

Final Texas 1 Milwaukee 0


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final L-A Angels 5 Boston 4, 10 Innings
Final Baltimore 8 Houston 7
Final N-Y Yankees 1 Toronto 0
Final Kansas City 10 Detroit 2
Final Cleveland 7 Minnesota 3, 10 Innings
Final Oakland 2 Chi White Sox 0
Final Tampa Bay 1 Seattle 0


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Washington 7 N-Y Mets 4
Final Atlanta 5 Miami 4
Final Chi Cubs 6 Cincinnati 3
Final St. Louis 11 Pittsburgh 9
Final Colorado 8 San Diego 3
Final L-A Dodgers 9 Arizona 3
Final San Francisco 9 Philadelphia 6

MLB & Preseason NFL Scorecard from 8/10

August 11, 2019

INTERLEAGUE

Milwaukee      3    Texas      2

AMERICAN  LEAGUE

Toronto                  5    N-Y  Yankees      4

L-A  Angels          12    Boston                4

Kansas  City          7    Detroit              0

Houston                23    Baltimore          2

Minnesota              4    Cleveland          1

Chi  White  Sox      3    Oakland              2

Tampa  Bay              5    Seattle              4

NATIONAL  LEAGUE  

San  Francisco      3    Philadelphia      1

Miami                      7    Atlanta                6,  10  Innings

Cincinnati          10    Chi  Cubs              1

N-Y  Mets                4    Washington          3

St.  Louis              3    Pittsburgh          1

San  Diego              8    Colorado              5

L-A  Dodgers          4    Arizona                0

NFL-PRESEASON

Chiefs 38  Bengals 17

Raiders 14 Rams 3

49ers 17  Dallas 9

White Sox & Yankees To Play At Field of Dreams

August 8, 2019

The Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees will stage the first-ever Major League game in the Hawkeye State at the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, according to the MLB website. Our coverage partners, KCRG-TV reports the game will be held August 13th, 2020 in a temporary 8,000-seat ballpark constructed in the corn on the Dyersville farm site where the film was staged. It will start at 6 p.m. CST and will be broadcast nationally. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says as a sport that is proud of its history linking generations, we look forward to celebrating the movie’s enduring message of how baseball brings people together at this special cornfield in Iowa.

 

Picture courtesy of Chicago White Sox, Major League Baseball Club

Curling Championships-Cedar Rapids

August 8, 2019

The Men’s and Women’s National Curling Championships are coming to Cedar Rapids after the USA Curling Association revealed the city as its host city on Wednesday. KCRG reports Cedar Rapids hosted the Curling Arena Nationals in 2015, and the cities’ experience in hosting events was a big factor. For the event in 2021, the USA Curling Association will have to bring in a professional ice-maker to the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena to make sure it is up to standards. The championships will be held at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena February 6-13, 2021, and are expected to attract 200 athletes & coaches.

MLB & NFL Thursday Scorecard

August 8, 2019

INTERLEAGUE

Final Atlanta 11 Minnesota 7
Final Houston 14 Colorado 3
Final Chi Cubs 10 Oakland 1
Final Seattle 3 San Diego 2


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Toronto 4 Tampa Bay 3
Final Chi White Sox 8 Detroit 1
Final Cleveland 2 Texas 0
Final Cleveland 5 Texas 1
Final N-Y Yankees 14 Baltimore 2

Kansas City at Boston 7:10 p.m.


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final N-Y Mets 7 Miami 2
Final L-A Dodgers 2 St. Louis 1
Final Washington 4 San Francisco 1
Final Milwaukee 8 Pittsburgh 3
Final Arizona 6 Philadelphia 1


NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASON

Indianapolis at Buffalo 7:00 p.m.
N-Y Jets at N-Y Giants 7:00 p.m.
Washington at Cleveland 7:30 p.m.
Jacksonville at Baltimore 7:30 p.m.
New England at Detroit 7:30 p.m.
Tennessee at Philadelphia 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta at Miami 7:30 p.m.
Houston at Green Bay 8:00 p.m.
Carolina at Chicago 8:00 p.m.
Denver at Seattle 10:00 p.m.
L.A. Chargers at Arizona 10:00 p.m.

Area High School Cathcher Ian Moeller at Hank Aaron Invitational

August 2, 2019

A Dubuque High School catcher with high big league aspirations has been attending the Hank Aaron Invitational this week at Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Florida. Ian Moeller, who will be a junior this fall at Wahlert High School, is one of approximately 250 players between the ages of 13 to 18 from across the country receiving lite-level training from former Major League players and coaches. The event serves as a youth-oriented, on-field diversity initiative aiming to get high school-age players, with diverse backgrounds, to the next levels of the game.
Moeller who has verbally committed to play college baseball at L-S-U, is one of the top prospects in the country for the Class of 2021 .Earlier this month, Moeller helped lead his team Atlanta-based Team Elite Scout to the World Wooden Bat 16U tournament championship. Moller has been projected as the top catcher for the 2021 Major League Baseball Draft.

QB Battle as Wisconsin Opens Fall Camp

August 2, 2019

With the transfer of three-year starter Alex Hornibrook, there’s a four-way competition for starting quarterback at Wisconsin.  Chryst says Jack Coan has the slight edge as the only player of the four with meaningful college experience. Coan went 2-2 as a starter last season. The Badgers also have an intriguing freshman in Graham Mertz, who was considered a top prospect out of high school.

The Badgers open the season with a Friday night game on August 30th at South Florida, the home opener is the following Saturday, September 7th against Central Michigan.

Clarke Football Picked 6th in Heart North

August 2, 2019

In their history making debut, the Clarke University football team has been chosen to finish 6th in six team North Division in the Heart of America Athletic Conference pre-season coach’s poll released yesterday.  Grand View was chosen as the North Division favorite. Benedictine, last year’s North Division Champion will compete in the South Division and was chosen to repeat. Clarke will make their program debut on Saturday, August 31st at Dalzell Field when they host Central Methodist.

Rea Pitches Well in I-Cubs Loss

August 2, 2019

Cascade native Colin Rea rebounded from his poorest outing of the season to toss a gem, however the Iowa Cubs offense couldn’t get on track in a 3-1 loss at Reno. Rea allowed eight hits through six innings, but allowed just one run to score. The righty walked one and struck out three as he lowered his ERA to 3.65.

Bucs, Reds punished...Newton says he's still recovering...Kalil back in NFL...Rangers drop Shattenkirk

August 2, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) – Major League Baseball has handed down a total of eight suspensions stemming from Tuesday’s brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Reds in Cincinnati. Bucs reliever Keone Kela received the biggest punishment, getting a 10-game ban after admitting he threw at a batter during the game. Cincinnati reliever Amir Garrett earned an eight-game suspension and former Red Yasiel Puig picked up a three-game ban.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he has not fully recovered from offseason shoulder surgery. Newton says uncorking a few 45 yard throws earlier in training camp felt good and provided him with a sigh of relief, but cautioned Thursday that his rehab remains “a work in progress.” He’s been held out of team drills three times in eight days as trainers look to ease him back into action and not overload his shoulder.

FLORHAM, N.J. (AP) – Five-time Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil has surprisingly come out of retirement to join the New York Jets. The 34-year-old Kalil and the Jets agreed to terms on a deal and will need to pass a physical before signing his contract. Kalil announced at the end of last season that he was retiring from playing football after a 12-year career spent entirely with the Carolina Panthers.

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Rangers have bought out the final two seasons of defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk’s contract. Shattenkirk played only two seasons after signing a $26.6 million, four-year contract with New York, scoring just seven goals and 44 assists in 119 games. The team will save more than $5 million against the salary cap this season and over $560,000 next season before taking a $1.43 million hit in 2021-22 and 2022-23.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – Byeong Hun An and Sungjae Im shot the best rounds of their PGA Tour careers, an 8-under 62 that puts them in a two-way tie for the lead after one round at the Wyndham Championship. An closed with birdies on four of his final six holes and a sand save on the par-4 18th. Mackenzie Hughes, Rory Sabbatini, Patrick Rodgers and Johnson Wagner are one stroke behind the South Korean leaders in the final Tour event before the FedEx Cup playoffs.

MLB Scoreboard from Thursday (8/1)

August 2, 2019

INTERLEAGUE

Final    Miami            5    Minnesota              4,  12  Innings

Final    N-Y  Mets      4    Chi  White  Sox      0

Final    Oakland        5    Milwaukee              3

AMERICAN  LEAGUE

Final    Toronto        11    Baltimore      2

Final    Houston          7    Cleveland      1

Final    Tampa  Bay      9    Boston            4

NATIONAL  LEAGUE

Final    Philadelphia    10    San  Francisco      2

Final    St.  Louis            8    Chi  Cubs                0

Final    Atlanta                4    Cincinnati            1,  7  Innings

Final    L-A  Dodgers        8    San  Diego              2

W-D Bobcats Fall at State Tournament

August 1, 2019

At the State High School Baseball Tournament in Des Moines: the sixth-seeded Urbandale J-Hawks upset the third-seeded Western Dubuque Bobcats 3-0 in a rain-delayed Class 4A quarterfinal last night at Principal Park. After a scoreless first inning, the two teams endured a 2 ½ hour rain delay before resuming play.

In a game where hits were hard to come by — both teams combined for only six hits — the J-Hawks pounced on the Bobcats after the long rain delay. In the top of the second inning, Urbandale piled on three straight RBIs off Bobcats pitcher Sam Goodman which would end up being the only runs scored on the night.

Urbandale’s pitching was powered by the tag team known as the Langenberg brothers. After narrowly escaping the first inning — when the bases were left loaded — Ty Langenberg was replaced by his brother, Tucker. Tucker was stellar in his 5.2 innings of work where he struck out three and only gave up one hit.

In the bottom of the seventh, when Tucker was facing the game tying run at the plate who happened to be Bobcats star Calvin Harris, brother Ty came back into the game to record the final out.

Western Dubuque finished its season with the record of 32-10.

IGCA Softball All-State Teams

August 1, 2019

The Iowa Girls Coaches Association has announced the all-state softball teams for the just concluded season.

Hempstead senior infielder Katie Schaul landed a spot on the Class 5-A first team. Mustang teammates senior Kayla LaPage and junior Malarie Huseman were named to the second team.

Wahlert Catholic sophomore Anna Chapman was named third team all-state in Class 4-A.

In Class 2A: Dyersville Beckman senior Heather Bockenstedt  received first team accolades.

UNI  Men’s Basketball Travels to Italy

August 1, 2019

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The UNI men’s basketball team will spend 10 days in Italy, leaving today and returning on August 11th. The Panthers will play three games while abroad, playing in three separate cities.

The team will arrive in Amsterdam, Netherlands tomorrow before traveling to Verona, Italy for their first game on Saturday August 3. The team will then travel to Vinenza, Italy for their second game on Sunday, August 4.

After a day in Florence the team will depart for Rome on Wednesday, August 7 and play in their third and final game of the trip. Following the three games the team will enjoy three days in Rome before returning to the United States.

The Panthers roster now includes three former Dubuque County high school players: Redshirt seniors Spencer Haldeman and Luke McDonnell along with incoming freshman Noah Carter.

Tucker Named Interim Assistant at U-W

August 1, 2019

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin’s all-time leading scorer is back on the Badgers bench. Alando Tucker returns to the Wisconsin basketball program as an interim assistant coach. Tucker will serve in this role for the coming season filling the position of assistant coach Howard Moore, who is on medical leave. Tucker moves to the men’s basketball staff after serving as UW’s Director of Student-Athlete Engagement since February of 2018.

Astros get Greinke...Cubs, Brewers make deals...Saints' Thomas ends holdout...Buoniconti dies

August 1, 2019

UNDATED (AP) – The Houston Astros have picked up six-time All-Star pitcher Zack Greinke  to join a starting rotation that includes 14-game winner Justin Verlander and major league strikeout leader Gerrit Cole. The Diamondbacks have received four minor leaguers for Greinke, who took the mound for Arizona in yesterday’s game against the Yankees. Greinke is 10-4 with a 2.90 ERA this season.

UNDATED (AP) – The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers were busy before today’s major league trade deadline as the two teams continue their three-team battle for first place in the National League Central. The Cubs obtained outfielder Nicholas Castellanos from the Detroit Tigers for two minor league pitchers. The Brewers acquired left-hander Drew Pomeranz and righty Ray Black from San Francisco for infield prospect Mauricio Dubon.

UNDATED (AP) – The Philadelphia Phillies bolstered their outfield by getting veteran Corey Dickerson from the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash and a player to be named. The Oakland Athletics have snared starter Tanner Roark from the Cincinnati Reds for outfield prospect Jameson Hannah. The Reds also shipped second baseman Scooter Gennett (jeh-NEHT’) to San Francisco for a player to be named.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The New Orleans Saints and Michael Thomas have agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract, according to his agent. Thomas had missed five practices while holding out of training camp as his agent sought a long-term deal. Thomas has grabbed 321 passes for 3,787 yards and 23 touchdowns in his first three NFL seasons. He paced the NFL with 125 receptions in 2018.

MIAMI (AP) – Pro Football Hall of Fame middle linebacker Nick Buoniconti has died at age 78. Buoniconti was an undersized overachiever who helped lead the Miami Dolphins to the NFL’s only perfect season. He later became a leader in the effort to cure paralysis following a spinal injury to his son, Marc. In recent years, Buoniconti struggled with symptoms of CTE, a degenerative brain disease associated with repeated blows to the head.

MLB Scoreboard and Regional Recaps from Wednesday (7/30)

August 1, 2019

INTERLEAGUE

Final N-Y Yankees 7 Arizona 5
Final Minnesota 7 Miami 4
Final N-Y Mets 4 Chi White Sox 2
Final Milwaukee 4 Oakland 2


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Toronto 4 Kansas City 1
Final Detroit 9 L-A Angels 1
Final Cleveland 10 Houston 4
Final Tampa Bay 8 Boston 5
Final Texas 9 Seattle 7


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Atlanta 5 Washington 4, 10 Innings
Final Cincinnati 4 Pittsburgh 1
Final L-A Dodgers 5 Colorado 1
Final San Francisco 5 Philadelphia 1
Final Chi Cubs 2 St. Louis 0

 

Cubs Blank Cardinals

– The Chicago Cubs have regained a share of first place in the National League Central by blanking the co-leaders.   Kyle Hendricks worked seven innings and Ian Happ singled home the tiebreaking run in the sixth as the Cubs downed the Cardinals, 2-0 in St. Louis. Hendricks scattered seven hits and had seven strikeouts while improving to 8-0 in his last 11 starts against the Cardinals.    Both runs were aided by errors. Kris Bryant reached on an error by third baseman Tommy Edman before scoring the lead run. Javier Baez scored from second on a miscue by catcher Matt Wieters on a pickoff attempt two innings later.

Brewers Gain Ground

– The Brewers are one game off the NL Central lead after Jordan Lyles allowed one run and three hits over five innings of a 4-2 win at Oakland. Lyles picked up his first victory in more than two months, doing it in his Milwaukee debut following his trade from Pittsburgh earlier this week. Lorenzo Cain hit a leadoff homer and Christian Yelich  added an RBI double to extend his hitting streak to 18 games, matching a career high.

Mets Stay Hot With Win over Sox

– The Mets extended their season-high winning streak to six games by scoring three runs in the ninth following an error by shortstop Tim Anderson to beat the White Sox, 4-2. Todd Frazier singled home the tiebreaking run and scored on Michael Conforto’s two-run single. Jacob de Grom’s  shutout streak ended at 19 innings, but he also struck out 10 over seven frames as New York won for the 12th time in its last 16 games.

Twins Top Marlins

– Jose Berrios  struck out a season-high 11 while allowing only two hits over seven shutout innings of the Twins’ 7-4 win at Miami. Max Kepler hit his 29th homer of the season, Mitch Garver added a three-run shot and Eddie Rosario had a two-run home run as the Twins won for the fifth time in six games. Minnesota leads the majors with 209 home runs, 16 shy of the club record set in 1963.

IHSBBCA All District Teams

July 31, 2019

The Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association has handed out All District honors and several area players have received recognition.

In Class 4-A Northeast District: Western Dubuque’s Calvin Harris and Sam Goodman landed first team honors along Zach Sabers and Andrue Henry of Hempstead and Sam Link of Senior. W-D’s Damon Jaeger,  Kyle Lehmann and Casey Perrenoud were second team,

In Class 3A Northeast District: Jared Walter of Wahlert was named to the first team, while teammates Jake Brosius, Tommy Specht, and Matty Schmitz were named second team.

 Class 2A Northeast District first team: Harris Hoffmann, Riley Reed, and Reid Rauch of Cascade along with Dyersville Beckman’s Carter Petsche and Owen Grover. Beckman’s Shawn Deutmeyer was named second team.

Western Dubuque-Urbandale State Baseball Tournament

July 31, 2019

The Western Dubuque Bobcat high school baseball team gets a chance to get some revenge  this afternoon at the state baseball tournament at Principal Park in Des Moines. The 5th ranked and third seed Bobcats (32-9) will meet the 9th ranked and number 6 seed Urbandale J-Hawks (28-14). The J-Hawks are the team that ended W-D’s state championship dreams last season beating the Bobcats 7-3 in the 4-A semi-finals before going on to capture the state championship.

W-D enters the tournament with the top pitching staff in the 4-A field boasting a team ERA of 1.87 while limiting opponents to a team batting average of .222.
Game time is scheduled for 4:30 with the winner advancing to face either Iowa City West or Pleasant Valley in the semi-finals on Friday.

Indians deal Bauer, get Puig, Reyes...Cubs acquire pen help...Bengals' Green has surgery

July 31, 2019

UNDATED (AP) – A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Indians have agreed to trade enigmatic pitcher Trevor Bauer to Cincinnati as part of a three-team swap with San Diego. The person said that Cleveland would get slugger Yasiel Puig  and left-hander Scott Moss from the Reds and would receive outfielder Franmil Reyes, lefty Logan Allen and infielder Victor Nova from the Padres. San Diego would get minor league outfielder Taylor Trammell from the Reds.

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Cubs have added bullpen depth by acquiring right-hander David Phelps from Toronto for minor league righty Thomas Hatch. The Blue Jays agreed to send cash to Chicago to offset some of Phelps’ contract, which includes a $2.5 million base salary for this year, a $1 million club option for 2020 and numerous performance bonuses. Phelps tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow during 2017 spring training and didn’t return to the majors until last month, compiling a 3.63 ERA in 17 relief appearances since being activated.

CINCINNATI (AP) – Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green is expected to miss the start of the upcoming NFL season after undergoing ankle surgery today. Head coach Zac Taylor confirmed the surgery and says he’s unsure when Green will be able to return. Green hurt his left ankle during the opening practice of camp Saturday in Dayton, landing awkwardly after cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick bumped into the star receiver while breaking up a pass.

UNDATED (AP) – Forward Chris Kunitz has retired after winning four Stanley Cup titles in 15 NHL seasons. The 39-year-old Kunitz registered 268 goals and 619 points in 1,022 NHL games with Anaheim, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Tampa Bay and Chicago. He is joining the Blackhawks’ front office as a player development adviser and will work with the coaching staffs for the Hawks and their American Hockey League affiliate in Rockford.

UNDATED (AP) – U.S. women’s national soccer team head coach, Jill Ellis, is stepping down after leading the squad to back-to-back Women’s World Cup titles. Ellis has been coach of the team since 2014 and has led it to eight overall tournament titles, including victories at the World Cup in 2015 in Canada and earlier this month in France. She will remain with the team for a World Cup victory tour, which kicks off Saturday with a match against Ireland at the Rose Bowl.

MLB Scores from Tuesday (7/30)

July 31, 2019

INTERLEAGUE

Final Baltimore 8 San Diego 5
Final Arizona 4 N-Y Yankees 2
Final Minnesota 2 Miami 1
Final N-Y Mets 5 Chi White Sox 2, 11 Innings
Final Oakland 3 Milwaukee 2, 10 Innings


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Houston 2 Cleveland 0
Final Tampa Bay 6 Boston 5
Final Seattle 8 Texas 5
Final Toronto 9 Kansas City 2
Final L-A Angels 6 Detroit 1


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Atlanta 11 Washington 8
Final Philadelphia 4 San Francisco 2
Final Pittsburgh 11 Cincinnati 4
Final St. Louis 2 Chi Cubs 1
Final L-A Dodgers 9 Colorado 4

UNI Football Picked for 5th in MVFC

July 30, 2019

The Missouri Valley Football Conference coaches and media picked the UNI Panther football team fifth in the preseason poll released by the league today.

Defending national champion North Dakota State was picked first with 392 points and 32 first-place votes. South Dakota State comes in at the No. 2 pick with 348 points and four first-place votes.

UNI is coming off of its fourth playoff appearance in five seasons and finished 5-3 in MVFC play and tied for third in the final standings.

The Panthers kick off the season on the road against Iowa State on Aug. 31 before hosting Southern Utah on Sept. 7

UNI is slated to open camp this week with players reporting on Thursday.

Wisconsin assistant won't coach in 2019-20 after setback

July 30, 2019

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin says assistant coach Howard Moore, who survived a car wreck two months ago, won’t coach during the upcoming season after experiencing a medical issue and going into cardiac arrest.

Moore suffered third-degree burns in a crash in May that killed his wife, Jennifer, and 9-year-old daughter, Jaidyn.

The school said Monday that Moore recently experienced a medical issue at his Madison-area home that required him to be transported to a hospital. While in transit, he went into cardiac arrest.

The school says Moore will be moved to a long-term care and rehabilitation facility.

The Chicago native played at Wisconsin from 1990-95 and was head coach at Illinois-Chicago before returning to his alma mater during the 2015-16 season.

Rockies rout Dodgers ... Nationals ace out of commission ... 'No-call' lawsuit continues

July 30, 2019

COLORADO (AP) – Jon Gray pitched eight innings of one-run ball for his first win in a month, Nolan Arenado had a two-run single in a five-run fifth inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-1 Monday night. David Dahl homered into the second deck in right field in the eighth – a two-run drive – and Ian Desmond tripled and doubled among his three hits in helping the Rockies pick up just their third win in 11 meetings against the NL West leading Dodgers this season.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Washington National’s push to catch The Atlanta Braves in the NL East for a wild card berth just got a little bit tougher. Max Scherzer is back on the 10-day injured list. The Nationals announced that Scherzer was placed on the IL with a minor rhomboid strain. It’s in the same area as the inflammation under his right shoulder that forced the ace right-hander to the IL for 19 days earlier this month.

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) – Dallas Cowboys defensive end Robert Quinn says the issue of protesting during the national anthem “might come up” before the season with owner Jerry Jones. Quinn has raised his fist during the anthem during recent seasons with Miami and with the Rams. Jones has taken a hard stance against displays by his players. Quinn says the two have not discussed yet. The Cowboys open the regular season at home against the New York Giants on Sept. 8.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – It’s the argument that won’t end. A Louisiana judge has ordered that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and three officials from January’s NFC title game be questioned under oath in September about an infamous “no-call” during January’s NFC title game. Attorney Antonio LeMon, who filed a lawsuit over the game, says he and league attorneys will pick a mutually agreeable date for the questioning – barring any league appeals that might delay or cancel the questioning.

UNDATED (AP) – Hendrick Motorsports has named Cliff Daniels as the new crew chief for seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson. Daniels will assume the role immediately and be atop the pit box for Sunday’s road course race at Watkins Glen International in New York. Johnson is 12 points out of the 16-driver playoff field with five races left before the cutoff. Daniels replaces Kevin Meendering

MLB Scoreboard from Monday (7/29)

July 30, 2019

INTERLEAGUE

Final San Diego 8 Baltimore 1


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Toronto 7 Kansas City 3
Final Detroit 7 L-A Angels 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Washington 6 Atlanta 3
Final Cincinnati 11 Pittsburgh 6
Final Miami 11 Arizona 6
Final Colorado 9 L-A Dodgers 1

Hamlin wins at Pocono...Sabathia back in IL...Koepka overtakes McIlroy...Langer wins Open again

July 29, 2019

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) – Denny Hamlin had enough fuel to pull away off the final restart in an overtime finish for his fifth victory at Pocono Raceway. Hamlin raced to his third victory of the season and 34th overall in NACAR Cup Series race, giving Joe Gibbs Racing its 11th win in 21 races this season. Hamlin held off teammates Erik Jones, who needed a win to secure a spot in the playoffs. Martin Truex Jr. was third, followed by William Bryon and Kyle Larson.

BOSTON (AP) – New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia is back on the injured list because of right knee inflammation. The 39-year-old left-hander also was on the IL because of knee inflammation from May 23 to June 2. Sabathia’s knee is a chronic issue. He pitches with a brace and needs periodic injections during the season. He intends to retire this year after his 19th major league season.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Brooks Koepka  had three birdies in a four-hole stretch on the front nine and cruised to a three-stroke victory over Webb Simpson at the FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Playing with Rory McIlroy in their first final-group pairing, the top-ranked Koepka closed with a bogey-free 5-under 65 at TPC Southwind for his seventh PGA Tour title. He finished at 16-under 264.

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) – Bernhard Langer beat Paul Broadhurst by two shots to win the Senior British Open for his record-extending 11th senior major title. Langer trailed Broadhurst by three shots before firing a 4-under 66 to finish at 6-under 274 for his record fourth Senior Open title. After heavy rain delayed the round by almost six hours, the two-time Masters champion opened with four birdies on the front nine and added two more on Nos. 13 and 14 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes to build a four-stroke lead.

PARIS (AP) – Egan Bernal has become the first Colombian to win the Tour de France as the three-week race ended with the 21st and final stage on the Champs-Elysees. The 22-year-old Bernal is the youngest Tour winner in the post-World War II era. Bernal succeeded Ineos teammate Geraint Thomas as the British outfit posted a seventh Tour victory with a fourth different rider in eight years.

MLB Scores from Sunday (7/28)

July 29, 2019

INTERLEAGUE

Final Houston 6 St. Louis 2


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Tampa Bay 10 Toronto 9
Final Minnesota 11 Chi White Sox 1
Final Kansas City 9 Cleveland 6
Final Oakland 6 Texas 5
Final L-A Angels 5 Baltimore 4
Final Seattle 3 Detroit 2, 10 Innings
Final N-Y Yankees 9 Boston 6


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Philadelphia 9 Atlanta 4
Final Cincinnati 3 Colorado 2
Final N-Y Mets 8 Pittsburgh 7
Final Miami 5 Arizona 1
Final Washington 11 L-A Dodgers 4
Final Chi Cubs 11 Milwaukee 4
Final San Francisco 7 San Diego 6

Baseball Scorecard

July 28, 2019

Baseball

INTERLEAGUE     

Houston      8    St.  Louis      2

AMERICAN  LEAGUE

Toronto                10    Tampa  Bay          9,  12  Innings

Boston                    9    N-Y  Yankees      5

Seattle                  8    Detroit              1

Chi  White  Sox      5    Minnesota          1

Cleveland              9    Kansas  City      1

Oakland                  5    Texas                  4

Baltimore              8    L-A  Angels        7

NATIONAL  LEAGUE

L-A  Dodgers      9    Washington            3

Arizona              9    Miami                      2

Atlanta            15    Philadelphia        7

N-Y  Mets            3    Pittsburgh            0

Milwaukee          5    Chi  Cubs                3,  10  Innings

Cincinnati        3    Colorado                1

San  Diego          5    San  Francisco      1

W-D #3 Seed at State Tournament Next Week

July 26, 2019

Western Dubuque has drawn the number three seed in the 4-A field for next state high school baseball tournament next week. The Bobcats (32-9) will meet number six seed (28-14) Urbandale at 4:30 pm on Wednesday afternoon at Principal Park in Des Moines.  With a win, W-D could face a Mississippi Valley Conference foe in the semi-finals:  number two seed Iowa City West faces number seven seed Pleasant Valley in the other quarterfinal on that side of the bracket.

Class 4-A Bracket: https://apps.iahsaa.org/secure/bracket.php?year=2018&sport=bs&class=4A&state=1

Tulo retires...Snell on the shelf...Blood clots sideline Okung...Newton practices

July 26, 2019

BOSTON (AP) – Veteran shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has been forced to retire following a series of leg injuries over the last two years. The five-time All-Star announced his decision more than three months after he played his last game for the New York Yankees. He spent most of 2017 on the disabled list with ankle injuries, and then missed all of last season following an April 2018 surgery on both heels.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell has been placed on the 10-day injured list and is expected to be sidelined until at least September due to arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies from his pitching elbow. The Rays say team orthopedic surgeon Dr. Koco Eaton will operate on Snell next Monday and anticipate he will be ready to return in September. The lefty is 6-7 with a 4.28 ERA in 20 starts this season, including 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA in outings since June 30.

COSTA MESA, CAlif. (AP) – Los Angeles Chargers offensive lineman Russell Okung will miss most of training camp due to blood clots. The veteran left tackle revealed yesterday on Twitter that he experienced chest pains during an offseason practice at the team facility in June. Okung said he went to urgent care and that tests revealed he suffered a pulmonary embolism.

UNDATED (AP) – Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is participating in 11-on-11 team drills for the first time since undergoing arthroscopic surgery in January on his right throwing shoulder. Newton was limited to mostly short passes in the first half of practice as the team opened training camp yesterday. And Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck was limited to individual drills at the Colts’ first training camp practice and may not participate in full team work for three or four more days.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Jon Rahm matched the lowest round of his PGA Tour career to take a three-stroke lead in the first round of the FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis. Rahm took advantage of nearly perfect greens while firing an 8-under 62 that included five birdie putts of at least 16 feet in a bogey-free round. Bubba Watson, Hideki Matsuyama , Patrick Cantlay, Cameron Smith and Shugo Imahira  shot 65.

MLB Scoreboard from Thursday (7/25)

July 26, 2019

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Boston 19 N-Y Yankees 3
Final Minnesota 10 Chi White Sox 3
Final Cleveland 5 Kansas City 4, 14 Innings
Final Texas 11 Oakland 3
Final Baltimore 10 L-A Angels 8, 16 Innings
Final Seattle 10 Detroit 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final N-Y Mets 4 San Diego 0
Final St. Louis 6 Pittsburgh 3
Final Colorado 8 Washington 7

MVC All Divisional Baseball

July 25, 2019

State tournament bound Western Dubuque had three first team all-division selections as the Mississippi Valley Conference released the all-divisional teams this morning.
Two W-D players were unanimous choices on the Mississippi Division squad including junior Calvin Harris who was named the Player of the Year in the division. The other unanimous choice was Sam Goodman while Kyle Lehmann was also a first teamer. The Bobcats Casey Perrenoud, Zach Bierman, and Damon Jaeger were named to the second team along with a trio of Dubuque Senior players: Sam Link, Cole Smith, and Johnny Blake. The Rams Nathan Swift and Matthew Hirsch were Honorable Mention along with the Bobcats Peyton Quagliano and Matt Maiers.

Hempstead had two players receive first team Valley Division honors: Zach Sabers was a unanimous choice and teammate Andrue Henry also was selected. The Mustangs also landed two second team selections with Devin Eudaley and Riley Connolly. Jared Walter of Wahlert was the Golden Eagles only second team choice. Wahlert’s Matthew Schmitz and Jake Brosius were Honorable Mention along with Hempstead’s Joe Vize and Peter Unmacht.

 

W.D Advances to State…..Wahlert Comes Up Just Short

July 25, 2019

The 5th ranked Western Dubuque Bobcats will make a return trip to the state high school baseball tournament next week after a complete domination of Davenport Central last night in the 4-A Substate Final at Farley Park. The Bobcats Sam Goodman tossed a no hitter on just 60 pitches in an 8-0 victory over the Blue Devils.  W-D who made the state semi-finals last season will play their first game on Wednesday at Principal Park. The quarterfinal pairings should be announced later this morning. The others in the 4-A field are: Iowa City West, Pleasant Valley, Ankeny, Dowling Catholic, Johnston, Southeast Polk, and Urbandale.

The Wahlert Golden Eagles saw their season come up a little short of the state tournament. In a hard fought 3-A Substate Final in Dewitt, Wahlert lost 3-2 to 3rd ranked Central Dewitt. The Eagles finished their season at 18-and-22.

Titans tackle says he's suspended...Panthers ink top pick...Cubs demote Russell

July 25, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Titans three-time Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan says the NFL has suspended him for the first four games of the season for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancers. In a video he posted to Twitter, Lewan says he received a letter from the NFL a few weeks ago informing of his suspension. He says he has taken a polygraph test and had the supplements tested but knows he’s responsible under the league’s collective bargaining agreement for what goes into his body.

UNDATED (AP) – A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with defensive end and first-round pick Brian Burns on a four-year contract with an option for a fifth season. Burns is slotted to make approximately $13.5 million on the rookie wage scale. Meanwhile, the New York Jets have reported for training camp without top draft pick Quinnen Williams, who remains unsigned.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The Chicago Cubs have optioned shortstop Addison Russell to Triple-A Iowa about two months after he completed a suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Russell was sent down to make room for catcher Willson Contreras, who was activated from the 10-day injured list. Russell is hitting .247 with six home runs and 16 RBIs in 55 games for the Cubs this season.

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) – The Calgary Flames and forward Sam Bennett have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $5.1 million contract. The 23-year-old Bennett had 13 goals, 14 assists and a team-high 93 penalty minutes 71 games last season. Bennett made his NHL debut during the 2014-15 season and has scored 55 goals and 116 points in 312 games.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Jerry Sandusky isn’t getting a fresh chance to argue in state court he should get a new trial, seven years after the former Penn State assistant football coach was convicted of molesting 10 boys. Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court has turned down the 75-year-old’s request that it review a Superior Court decision earlier this year that rejected most of Sandusky’s arguments.

MLB Scores from Wednesday (7/24)

July 25, 2019

INTERLEAGUE

Final Philadelphia 4 Detroit 0
Final Arizona 5 Baltimore 2
Final Kansas City 2 Atlanta 0
Final Miami 2 Chi White Sox 0
Final L-A Angels 3 L-A Dodgers 2


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Tampa Bay 3 Boston 2
Final Houston 4 Oakland 2
Final Seattle 5 Texas 3
Final Cleveland 4 Toronto 0
Final N-Y Yankees 10 Minnesota 7


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Washington 3 Colorado 2
Final Milwaukee 5 Cincinnati 4
Final Chi Cubs 4 San Francisco 1
Final St. Louis 14 Pittsburgh 8
Final Washington 2 Colorado 0
Final San Diego 7 N-Y Mets 2

Bobcats…Golden Eagles Attempt to Land State Berths

July 24, 2019

Tonight the Western Dubuque Bobcats and Wahlert Golden Eagles high will be attempting to extend their baseball seasons into next week at the state high school baseball tournament in Des Moines.

At Farley Park, the 5th ranked Bobcats will be looking to land back to back trips to Principal Park when then host Davenport Central for the 4-A Substate 4 title game.

Meanwhile in Dewitt, the Golden Eagles will be attempting to upset 3rd ranked Central Dewitt for the 3-A Substate 4 championship and the state tourney ticket. You can hear the game this evening on AM 1370 and kdth.com with pre-game starting around 6:50pm.

Beckman Wins Consolation Game

July 24, 2019

The Dyersville Beckman high school softball team celebrated their 30th win of the season in a consolation game at the state tournament in Fort Dodge yesterday. The Blazers defeated Wapello 5-3. Nell McDermott paced the offense going 3-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Beckman finished with a record of 30-and-14.

Beardsley takes Clarke's women's golf coaching reins

July 24, 2019

Clarke University has hired Rochelle Beardsley as the university’s head women’s golf coach. Beardsley was a standout golfer at both Western Dubuque High School and Wartburg College.
At Wartburg, she made Iowa Conference women’s golf history by becoming the first player to claim conference championship medalist honors for four straight years.
Beardsley previously served as a PGA Associate at Dubuque Golf and Country Club.

MLB Scoreboard from Tuesday (7/23)

July 24, 2019

INTERLEAGUE

Final Philadelphia 3 Detroit 2, 15 Innings
Final Kansas City 5 Atlanta 4
Final Miami 5 Chi White Sox 1
Final Baltimore 7 Arizona 2
Final L-A Angels 5 L-A Dodgers 4


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Toronto 2 Cleveland 1, 10 Innings
Final Boston 5 Tampa Bay 4
Final Oakland 4 Houston 3, 11 Innings
Final N-Y Yankees 14 Minnesota 12, 10 Innings
Final Texas 7 Seattle 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final St. Louis 4 Pittsburgh 3
Final Washington 11 Colorado 1
Final N-Y Mets 5 San Diego 2
Final Cincinnati 14 Milwaukee 6
Final San Francisco 5 Chi Cubs 4, 13 Innings

Wahlert Still In….Hempstead is Out

July 23, 2019

One Dubuque High School baseball team remains on the tournament trail with a chance to get to the state tournament.

The Wahlert Golden Eagles used and 8 run fifth inning to soar past Benton Community 10-2 in last night’s Class 3-A district championship game at Maquoketa. The Golden Eagles will meet 3rd ranked Dewitt Central tomorrow evening at Dewitt for a trip to the state tournament. The Sabers escaped with a 4-3 victory over West Delaware in a game that lasted 16 innings.

The Hempstead Mustangs weren’t as fortunate. The Mustangs season ended last night in the substate semi-final game at Petrakis Park losing to Davenport Central 7-6. The Blue Devils rallied for two runs in the top of the 7th to take the lead and hold on. Central will travel to Farley Park tomorrow evening to meet 5th ranked Western Dubuque for a trip to state.

Beckman Catholic Falls at State Softball Tournament

July 23, 2019

Beckman Falls at State Softball Tournament

The Dyersville Beckman Catholic High School Softball team lost in the programs first ever appearance at the state softball tournament yesterday in Fort Dodge. The 10th ranked Blazers lost to 9th ranked Mount Ayr 3-2 in eight innings. Beckman now 29-14 will play two games in the consolation round today and can finish as high as 5th place.  Their first opponent will be (17-13)Wapello.

Seahawks DL suspended...Duncan returns to Spurs...Wizards pick a GM...Pens settle with Aston-Reese

July 23, 2019

SEATTLE (AP) – Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Jarran Reed has been suspended for six games by the NFL for violating the personal conduct policy. The suspension stems from an incident in April 2017 that led to no charges being filed. He was being investigated for assaulting a woman, who then filed an assault complaint. Reed may participate in preseason practices and games, but will not be available to the Seahawks until Oct. 14.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Tim Duncan is back with the San Antonio Spurs, this time as an assistant coach. Duncan won five championships during a 19-year NBA career spent entirely with the Spurs. He averaged 19 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 1,392 games. The team announced the move Monday, along with the promotion of Will Hardy to assistant coach.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Tommy Sheppard is the Washington Wizards’ new general manager following an organizational restructuring that includes other hires from outside the NBA. Sheppard just oversaw the team’s draft while serving as the Wizard’s interim GM, moving up after president Ernie Grunfeld was fired late in the regular season. Former Cleveland Browns executive Sashi Brown will serve as chief planning and operations officer for Monumental Basketball, the group that runs the Wizards.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Penguins and forward Zach Aston-Reese have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $2 million deal that runs through the 2020-21 season. The two sides came together minutes before heading to arbitration. The 24-year-old Aston-Reese posted career highs of eight goals and nine assists despite being limited to 43 games because of a hand injury.

GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) – Katie Ledecky had to withdraw from the 200-meter freestyle and the 1,500 free final at the world swimming championships because of medical reasons. U.S. national team managing director Lindsay Mintenko said Ledecky hasn’t been feeling well since arriving in South Korea last week. Ledecky was upset by Ariarne Titmus of Australia in the 400 free on Sunday.

MLB Scores from Monday (7/22)

July 23, 2019

INTERLEAGUE

Final Chi White Sox 9 Miami 1
Final Arizona 6 Baltimore 3


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Cleveland 7 Toronto 3
Final Boston 9 Tampa Bay 4
Final Minnesota 8 N-Y Yankees 6
Final Houston 11 Oakland 1
Final Seattle 7 Texas 3


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final St. Louis 6 Pittsburgh 5, 10 Innings
Final Cincinnati 6 Milwaukee 5
Final San Francisco 5 Chi Cubs 4
Colorado at Washington , postponed

Beckman Catholic at State Softball

July 22, 2019

For the first time in school history a Dyersville Beckman High School softball team will play a state tournament game. This afternoon in the 2-A quarterfinals at Harlan Rogers Park in Fort Dodge, the 10th ranked Blazers (29-13) meet 9th ranked (22-2) Mount Ayr at 3:30. The winner advances in the championship bracket to play on Wednesday afternoon against the winner of the game between top ranked North Linn and unranked Wapello while the loser falls into the consolation bracket games tomorrow.

Class 2-A Tournament Bracket: https://go.varsitybound.com/brackets/h2019071707101393470718807a09d47

Class 3A and 4A Baseball Tourney Trail Continues

July 22, 2019

Both the Hempstead and Wahlert baseball teams are still in action tonight as post season tournament play continues in Iowa Class 4A and 3A.

Hempstead will play host to Davenport Central in a Class 4-A Substate semi-final round game at Petrakis Park. The winner advances to meet top seed Western Dubuque on Wednesday night for a trip to the state tournament.

In Class 3-A at Maquoketa, the Wahlert Golden Eagles will meet the Benton Community Bobcats in the District Finals. We will broadcast that game on AM 1370 and kdth.com with pregame at 6:50pm.

The winner advances to Wednesday night’s Substate Final to face the winner of the other district final game tonight between Central Dewitt and West Delaware.

Lowry grabs his first major title...Baseball Hall adds 6...Brewers' Woodruff injured

July 22, 2019

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) – Shane Lowry endured the worst weather of the British Open, along with the Sunday pressure of a sellout crowd cheering him along to win the final major of the year by six shots over Tommy Fleetwood at Royal Portrush. The 32-year-old closed with a 1-over 72, the first time since 1996 that the Open champion was over par. Lowry was no worse than three shots ahead all day as he wrapped up his first major championship.

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) – The Baseball Hall of Fame now includes pitchers Mariano Rivera, Mike Mussina , Lee Smith and the late Roy Halladay, along with designated hitters Edgar Martinez and Harold Baines. The six were inducted at Cooperstown on a sizzling Sunday in upstate New York. Naturally, Rivera closed the ceremony after the all-time saves leader became the first unanimous selection into the Hall.

PHOENIX (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers All-Star right-hander Brandon Woodruff left his start Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fourth inning with an abdominal injury. Woodruff grimaced after throwing a second strike to Diamondbacks leadoff hitter Tim Locasto. The Milwaukee ace is 11-3 with a 3.75 ERA in 20 starts this season.

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) – Kevin Harvick picked up his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season by holding off Denny Hamlin at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The two made contact coming out of the final turn before Harvick finished just over 0.2 seconds ahead of Hamlin for his 46th series victory and first since last November in Texas. Driving a backup car after wrecking during a practice lap Friday, Hamlin led 113 laps but couldn’t catch Harvick after pitting on a caution on the 265th lap.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed first-round pick Devin White, the fifth overall selection out of LSU. White was the 2018 Butkus Award winner as the nation’s top college linebacker and was a first-team All-American. He is expected to be an immediate starter at inside linebacker.

MLB Scores from Sunday (7/21)

July 22, 2019

      INTERLEAGUE     

Final    Colorado      8    N-Y  Yankees      4

                AMERICAN  LEAGUE         

Final    Baltimore        5    Boston                    0

Final    Detroit            4    Toronto                  3,  10  Innings

Final    Tampa  Bay        4    Chi  White  Sox      2

Final    Cleveland        5    Kansas  City          4

Final    Minnesota        7    Oakland                  6

Final    Houston            5    Texas                      3

Final    L-A  Angels      9    Seattle                  3

 

                NATIONAL  LEAGUE    

Final    St.  Louis              3    Cincinnati      1

Final    Philadelphia        2    Pittsburgh      1,  11  Innings

Final    San  Diego              5    Chi  Cubs          1

Final    San  Francisco      3    N-Y  Mets          2,  12  Innings

Final    Milwaukee              7    Arizona            4

Final    L-A  Dodgers          9    Miami                0

Final    Atlanta                  7    Washington      1

 

Area High School Baseball Tourney Play

July 21, 2019

Both Cascade and Dyersville Beckman were eliminated from post season high school baseball tournament play last night by losing in the district finals.  Cascade lost to Oelwein 9 to 8 and Beckman fell to Camanche 4-2.  
 
Tomorrow evening the 4-A and 3-A tourney trail continues: In a 4-A Substate final: Hempstead will host Davenport Central and in a 3-A District final at Maquoketa: Wahlert meets Benton Community. You can hear that game Monday evening on AM 1370 and kdth.com with pregame starting at 6:50, first pitch at 7 o’clock.

Regional and National Sports Updates

July 21, 2019

Saturday MLB:

INTERLEAGUE

Final N-Y Yankees 11 Colorado 5

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Chi White Sox 2 Tampa Bay 1, 11 Innings
Final Toronto 7 Detroit 5
Final Boston 17 Baltimore 6
Final Kansas City 1 Cleveland 0
Final Oakland 5 Minnesota 4
Final Houston 6 Texas 1
Final L-A Angels 6 Seattle 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Chi Cubs 6 San Diego 5
Final N-Y Mets 11 San Francisco 4
Final Pittsburgh 5 Philadelphia 1
Final Cincinnati 3 St. Louis 2
Final Washington 5 Atlanta 3
Final Milwaukee 8 Arizona 3
Final L-A Dodgers 10 Miami 6

 

Sunday MLB schedule:

INTERLEAGUE

Colorado at N-Y Yankees 1:05 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Boston at Baltimore 1:05 p.m.
Toronto at Detroit 1:10 p.m.
Chi White Sox at Tampa Bay 1:10 p.m.
Kansas City at Cleveland 1:10 p.m.
Oakland at Minnesota 2:10 p.m.
Texas at Houston 2:10 p.m.
L-A Angels at Seattle 4:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

St. Louis at Cincinnati 1:10 p.m.
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh 1:35 p.m.
San Diego at Chi Cubs 2:20 p.m.
N-Y Mets at San Francisco 4:05 p.m.
Milwaukee at Arizona 4:10 p.m.
Miami at L-A Dodgers 4:10 p.m.
Washington at Atlanta 7:05 p.m.

 

Loras College Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Class

July 19, 2019

Loras College has announced the 2019 Athletics Hall of Fame class that will be inducted this fall.

The six new members are:

  • John Meyer, class of 1931
  • Maggie Moore Arundel, class of 2002
  • Geoff Kaiser, class of 1997
  • Dana Klemm Lainio, class of 2007
  • Paul Cleary, class of 2003
  • Pete Weber, class of 2008

The Class of 2019 will be formally inducted on October 11th at the Grand River Center in Dubuque and will be honored at halftime of the Homecoming football game on October 12th.

For much more information on the latest Loras Hall of Famers visit link below:

https://duhawks.com/news/2019/7/19/loras-college-athletics-loras-announces-2019-hall-of-fame-inductees.aspx

Hempstead Announces Vogt Memorial Scholarship Recipient

July 19, 2019

Vogt Memorial Scholarship

Hempstead High School baseball player Peter Unmacht has been awarded one of the two Grant Vogt Memorial Scholarships for 2019. The scholarship was presented to Unmacht at the Mustangs team banquet last night. A player for Wahlert High School will receive the other scholarship at the Golden Eagles team banquet this coming Thursday night.

The $2,000 scholarships honor former Wahlert and Hempstead baseball player Grant Vogt, who passed away following a 2008 airplane crash. He was an aviation student at the University of Dubuque at the time.

The coaches at Hempstead and Wahlert select the player who best represents the characteristics of Vogt.

Dubuque Coaching Couple Wins Big on "Spin the Wheel"

July 19, 2019

University of Dubuque assistant women’s basketball coach Justin Smith and wife Casey Smith the head girls coach at Hempstead walked away big winners on the Fox Network game show “Spin the Wheel” last night.  Justin’s final spin of the wheel could have netted them just over $4,000,000, but wife Casey was brought on stage to announce the final decision to walk away with the $736,000 offer instead of taking a risk and losing it all.

Justin was awarded the contestants spot on the show based on his heroic actions in December of 2017 when he took over control of the U-D team bus on their way home from a tournament in Tennessee when the driver passed out due to a medical issue.

Emendorfer Named Interim A.D. at UWP

July 19, 2019

University of Wisconsin Platteville head football coach Mike Emendorfer will have some additional responsibilities this school year. Emendorfer who is preparing for his 21st year of coaching the Pioneers has been named the Interim Athletic Director for the University. Emendorfer’s appointment follows the resignation of Shannon James Ealy.

This is the second time Emendorfer has been named interim at Platteville….he took the job from 2016-17 after Mark Molesworth’s retirement.

3-A and 4-A Baseball Postseason Starts Tonight

July 19, 2019

The high school baseball post season tourney trail in Class 3-A and 4-A will begin tonight.

In the Class 3-A District 8 at Maquoketa: Wahlert will face Vinton-Shellsburg (5:00), followed by Maquoketa facing Benton Community.

In Class 4-A Substate 4: top seed and 5th ranked Western Dubuque hosts Waterloo East, number two seed Hempstead hosts Davenport North at Petrakis Park, and #4 seed Senior travels to #3 seed Davenport Central. You can hear that game from Brady Street Stadium in Davenport on AM 1370 and kdth.com with pregame at 6:50pm.

MLB Scoreboard and Regional Recaps from Thursday (7/18)

July 19, 2019

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Boston 5 Toronto 0
Final Kansas City 6 Chi White Sox 5
Final N-Y Yankees 6 Tampa Bay 2
Final Cleveland 6 Detroit 3
Final N-Y Yankees 5 Tampa Bay 1
Final Minnesota 6 Oakland 3
Final Houston 6 L-A Angels 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Miami 4 San Diego 3
Final Philadelphia 7 L-A Dodgers 6
Final St. Louis 7 Cincinnati 4
Final Washington 13 Atlanta 4
Final Milwaukee 5 Arizona 1
Final San Francisco 3 N-Y Mets 2, 16 Innings

 

Brewers Pull Away for Win Over D-Backs

– Orlando Arcia hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning to decide a duel between pitchers Zach Davies and Merrill Kelly, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 Thursday night. Arizona hitters only struck out once, when Matt Albers got Nick Ahmed looking for the game’s final out. It’s the first time a major league team has had one strikeout in a game since April.

 

Edman’s Slam Helps Cards to Reds

– Tommy Edman snapped a sixth-inning tie with his first career grand slam, All-Star Paul DeJong added a two-run homer and drove in three runs and the St. Louis Cardinals made it five wins in their last six games with a 7-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

 

Rosario’s Round Tripper  Lifts Twins

– Pinch-hitter Eddie Rosario drove a go-ahead, three-run homer on the first pitch from reliever Yusmeiro Petit in the seventh inning and the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3. With one powerful swing, Rosario produced the first pinch-hit homer of the year for the Twins and helped snap their season-high three-game losing streak.

 

Soxs Swept by KC

– Cheslor Cuthbert and Jorge Soler homered in a five-run third inning and the Kansas City Royals stayed hot, completing a four-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 6-5 win. Ian Kennedy gave up a run in the ninth, but struck out A.J. Reed looking with the tying run on second base to clinch the win and earn his 16th save in 19 opportunities.

Epsensa and Taylor Among Big 10 Media Days Honorees

July 18, 2019

The Big Ten Conference announced its 2019 football preseason honors on this morning in conjunction with the start of Big Ten Media Days at the Hilton Chicago. A media panel selected the 10-member preseason list, with five representatives each from the East and West Divisions.

In the West Division, Iowa defensive end A.J. Epensea and Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor were selected among the five chosen.

Epenesa , a first-team All-Big Ten selection last season led the Big Ten and ranked 12th nationally in sacks, ranked second in the Big Ten and 16th nationally in forced fumbles, and ranked fourth in the conference in tackles for loss .

Last season, Taylor was a unanimous first team All American and winner of the Doak Walker Award after leading the nation with 2,194 rushing yards.

Click for more info: https://bigten.org/news/2019/7/18/big-ten-announces-football-preseason-honors.aspx

U-D Coach Justin Smith and Wife Casey on " Spin the Wheel" Tonight

July 18, 2019

Tonight University of Dubuque assistant women’s basketball coach Justin Smith and wife Casey Smith, the head girl’ basketball coach at Hempstead will be seen on national television.  Justin will be a contestant on the Fox Network game show “Spin the Wheel”, while Casey will be a part of the decision making process.

The show selects contestants based on an act of heroism they’ve performed and contestants get the chance to answer trivia and spin the wheel for a chance at millions of dollars.

Smith received much local and national attention in 2018 after taking control of the U-D team bus after the driver suffered a medical issue during the teams return trip home from a tournament out of state in late December 2017. Smith safely guided the bus to a stop on the interstate. He has received numerous honors for the heroic act.

The show will air tonight on Fox at 8 o’clock.

Doak Walker Watch List

July 18, 2019

2018 Doak Walker Award recipient Jonathan Taylor of Wisconsin leads the list of preseason candidates on the watch list for the award announced yesterday. Taylor, the nation’s leading rusher last season, rushed for 2,194 yards in his sophomore campaign.

Also the list of 72 candidates is Iowa junior Mekhi Sargent and Illinois senior Reggie Corbin.

Today the pre-season watch list for the Biletnikof Trophy presented to the premier wide receiver in college football will be announced.

MLB Scores from Wednesday (7/17/19)

July 18, 2019

INTERLEAGUE

Final N-Y Mets 14 Minnesota 4
Final Baltimore 9 Washington 2
Final Arizona 19 Texas 4


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Oakland 10 Seattle 2
Final Boston 5 Toronto 4
Final Cleveland 7 Detroit 2
Final Kansas City 7 Chi White Sox 5
Final Houston 11 L-A Angels 2
Tampa Bay at N-Y Yankees , postponed


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final St. Louis 6 Pittsburgh 5
Final Milwaukee 5 Atlanta 4
Final Chi Cubs 5 Cincinnati 2
Final San Francisco 11 Colorado 8
Final L-A Dodgers 7 Philadelphia 2
Final San Diego 3 Miami 2

MVC All Conference Softball

July 17, 2019

The Mississippi Valley Conference All-Divisions Softball Teams have been announced and several players from Hempstead, Senior, Wahlert and Western Dubuque received recognition.

In the Valley Division: two Hempstead players received first team accolades, Katie Schaul who was a unanimous selection, and Kayla LaPage. The Mustangs place three on the 2nd team: Malarie Huseman, Kaylie Springer and Lydia Ettema. Wahlert had one second team choice in Anna Champman. Honorable Mention recognition went to Jadyn Glab and Emalee Ryder of Hempstead along with Abigail Wallace and Paige Hummel of Wahlert.

In the Mississippi Division: Western Dubuque had two first team choices: Ella Link and Sara Horsfield. Senior had Ava Bradley land first team honors.  The Rams had two on the second team: Emma Link and Imani Busch, the Bobcats Sydney Kennedy also was named second team. Honorable Mention honors went to Karoline Stratton and Leah Sullivan of Senior along with Amy Kane and Jenna Hoefler of W.D.

Complete MVC All Division Teams: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13RGawDHpN2byFsLQ3UmIMMBfBmHPGqDu/view

Printz named Clarke U’s head women's and men's soccer coach

July 17, 2019

Clarke University soccer coach Josh Printz will be performing double duty beginning this fall.

Yesterday Clarke announced Printz, the Pride’s head women’s soccer coach since 2016, has accepted the position of men’s head coach as well.

Last season , the Pride women finished 11-8 overall and made its first Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinal appearance.

Printz came to Clarke in 2016 from the University of Northern Iowa, where he served as an assistant women’s soccer coach since 2011. He also served as the head varsity boys’ soccer coach at Cedar Falls High School for seven years.

High School Baseball Post Season Scores from Tuesday (7/16)

July 17, 2019

Class 2-A District 4 Semi-Finals

  • Cascade 3, Waukon 2
  • Oelwein 7, North Fayette Valley 1

(Cascade hosts Oelwein Saturday at 7 o’clock)

Class 2A District 5 Semi-Finals

  • Camanche 7, Bellevue 1
  • Dyersville Beckman 16, Monticello 8

(Beckman hosts Camanche Saturday at 7 o’clock)

Class 1A District 7 Semi-Final

  • Calamus Wheatland 6, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 0

Hempstead Softball Falls Short of State

July 17, 2019

There will be no return trip to the state softball tournament for the Hempstead Mustangs. Last night, the 11th ranked Mustangs lost 2-0 to 6th ranked Iowa City High in the 5-A Region 6 championship game at City High. Both City High runs came on solo home runs leading off the bottom of the first and second innings.  The Mustangs finished their season with a record of 32-and-8.

MLB Scores from Tuesday (7/16)

July 17, 2019

INTERLEAGUE

Final Washington 8 Baltimore 1
Final Arizona 9 Texas 2
Final N-Y Mets 3 Minnesota 2


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final N-Y Yankees 8 Tampa Bay 3
Final Cleveland 8 Detroit 0
Final Toronto 10 Boston 4
Final Kansas City 11 Chi White Sox 0
Final Oakland 9 Seattle 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Philadelphia 9 L-A Dodgers 8
Final Miami 12 San Diego 7
Final Chi Cubs 4 Cincinnati 3, 10 Innings
Final Milwaukee 13 Atlanta 1
Final Pittsburgh 3 St. Louis 1
Final San Francisco 8 Colorado 4, 10 Innings

Fighting Saints Announce 2019-20 Schedule

July 16, 2019

The Dubuque Fighting Saints announced their schedule for the coming season yesterday.

The Saints will kick off their 62 game season in Pittsburgh for the Fall Classic September 26th thru 29th. The home opener will be Saturday, October 5th against Madison!

In addition, Dubuque will also take on Cedar Rapids and Green Bay  twice each during the preseason September 13th-21st.

For the complete schedule: https://www.dubuquefightingsaints.com/news_article/show/1034888

Beckman Catholic Advance to State Softball/ Hempstead Attempts to Punch Ticket Tonight

July 16, 2019

For the first time in school history a Dyersville Beckman High School softball team is headed to the state tournament. The 10th Blazers upset 2nd ranked Durant 4-2 last night in Durant to capture the 2-A Region 6 championship. Beckman Catholic now 29-and-13 has been awarded the number five seed and will 9th ranked Mount Ayr on Monday at 3:30 at Harlan Rogers Park in Fort Dodge.

Tonight in Class 5-A, the 11th Hempstead Mustangs will be aiming for their second straight trip to the state tournament when they travel to 6th ranked Iowa City High for the Region 5 title. You can hear the game tonight on AM 1370 and kdth.com with pregame around 6:50pm.

Bednarik and Maxwell Watch Lists Announced

July 16, 2019

The annual parade of college football award lists began Monday with the announcement of the Bednarik and Maxwell Awards.

Among those on the Bednarik Award watch list which is presented to the top defensive player were:

  • Iowa defensive end A.J. Epenesa
  • Iowa State senior defensive end JaQuan Bailey

Among those on the list for Maxwell Award which goes to the top college player of the year.

  • Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley
  • Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy
  • Illinois running back Reggie Corbin
  • Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor

Today the watch list for the O’Brien Award presented the best quarterback in the country will be unveiled.

Shrine Bowl All Star Game

July 16, 2019

Given the weather forecast for the weekend, the players and fans at the Iowa Shrine Bowl All Star High School Football Game will be very thankful for the UNI-Dome’s air conditioned venue for the annual game this Saturday evening.

There are four graduated players from the KDTH area who will be representing their alma maters as members of the North All-Stars before heading to college this fall.

  • Nick Kubitz of Dubuque Senior
  • Jesse Hilby of Dubuque Hempstead
  • Trey Daugherty of Bellevue
  • Owen Grover of Dyersville Beckman

Senior High head coach Dale Ploessl is an assistant on the North All Star roster

Kick off for the Shrine Bowl will be at four o’clock this Saturday in Cedar Falls.

MLB Scoreboard and Regional Recaps from Monday (7/15)

July 16, 2019

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Tampa Bay 5 N-Y Yankees 4
Final Boston 10 Toronto 8
Final Cleveland 8 Detroit 6
Final Kansas City 5 Chi White Sox 2
Final L-A Angels 9 Houston 6


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final San Francisco 19 Colorado 2
Final L-A Dodgers 16 Philadelphia 2
Final Cincinnati 6 Chi Cubs 3
Final Atlanta 4 Milwaukee 2
Final St. Louis 7 Pittsburgh 0
Final San Francisco 2 Colorado 1

 

Reds Rally Past Cubs

– The Reds earned a 6-3 win over the Cubs as Eugenio  Suarez and Yasiel Puig  each hit his 22nd home run of the season. Curt Casali sent the first pitch from reliever Steve Cishek  in the seventh into the left-field bleachers to tie it at 3. Pinch-hitter Kyle Farmer and reliever Michael Lorenzen singled home insurance runs in the eighth as Cincinnati cut Chicago’s lead in the NL Central to two games over St. Louis, with Milwaukee another half-game back.

 

Mikolas-Redbirds Shut Down Pirates

– Miles Mikolas  scattered eight hits in the Cardinals’ first complete game of the season, a 7-0 shutout of the Pirates. Mikolas threw just 100 pitches despite working out of three jams. Tyler O’Neill was 3-for-5 with two homers while collecting four RBIs for the second time in the last three games.

 

Brewers Slump Continues in Loss to Braves

– Freddie Freeman slammed his 25th home run of the season and Max Fried  pitched five scoreless innings as the Braves doubled up the Brewers, 4-2 to take a 7  1/2-game lead over Washington in the NL East. Freeman put Atlanta on the board first in the fourth inning with a three-run blast to center. Fried gave up three hits as the Braves won their fifth in a row to move a season-high 21 games over .500.

 

Royals Drop Soxs

– Jakob Junis  struck out a career-high 10 while limiting the White Sox to one run over seven innings of the Royals’ 5-2 victory. Nicky Lopez drove in a pair of runs and scored twice to help Kansas City prevent Lucas Giolito from getting his 12th win. Giolito entered the game 6-0 with a 2.13 ERA in 10 previous career starts versus the Royals.

 

Softball Regional Finals

July 15, 2019

Two area softball teams still have a chance at reaching the Iowa High School State Softball Tournament.

Tonight in Class 2A: 10th ranked Dyersville Beckman will travel to 2nd ranked Durant for the Region 6 championship.

Tomorrow evening in Class 5A, the 11th ranked Hempstead Mustangs will attempt to make it back to back state appearances when the travel to 6th ranked Iowa City High for the Region 5 championship. The Mustangs are 32-and-7 while the Little Hawks are 33-and-7.

You can hear the game tomorrow evening on  AM 1370 KDTH with pregame around 6:50, first pitch at 7. o’clock.

Big 12 Media Days

July 15, 2019

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – The Big 12 is kicking off its football media days at the home stadium of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys where the league plays its championship game. Oklahoma is again favored in the Big 12 after winning the last four conference titles. Kansas is expected to still be on the other end of the standings. Sooners coach Lincoln Riley and new Jayhawks coach Les Miles are two of the five coaches set to talk Monday. Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell will have his turn tomorrow. The two-day talkfest begins with Commissioner Bob Bowlsby addressing the assembled media.

Djokovic wins Wimbledon again...A's get Bailey from Royals...1st-time PGA winner

July 15, 2019

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – Novak Djokovic has won his fifth Wimbledon title, beating eight-time champion Roger Federer in a fifth-set tiebreaker after saving two match points. The top-seeded Serb won 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12, defeating Federer in the final for the third time. He also beat Federer in the final in 2014 and 2015. Djokovic is the first man since 1948 to save championship points in the final and go on to win.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Oakland Athletics have picked up starting pitching help by getting Homer Bailey from the Kansas City Royals for minor league infielder Kevin Merrell. The 33-year-old Bailey has rebounded with the Royals since signing a minor league deal in February, going 7-6 with a 4.80 ERA. Merrell has been playing at Double-A Midland and will report to the Royals’ affiliate at Northwest Arkansas.

SILVIS, Illinois (AP) – Dylan Frittelli picked up his first PGA victory by taking the John Deere Classic by two strokes over Russell Henley. The South African closed with a bogey-free 7-under 64. He finished 21 under for the tournament and earned a spot in this week’s British Open. Frittelli opened with rounds of 66, 68 and 65 to begin Sunday two strokes back.

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) – Sei Young Kim won the Marathon Classic for her second LPGA Tour victory of the season. Kim made five straight birdies in a mid-round burst that highlighted a 6-under 66 for a two-stroke victory over Lexi Thompson. Kim began the birdie run on No. 7 and finished at 22-under 262 at Highland Meadows Golf Club.

AKRON, Ohio (AP) – Retief Goosen birdied the final two holes to win the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship at Firestone Country Club for his first PGA Tour Champions title. The 50-year-old Hall of Famer broke a tie for the lead with a 15-foot putt on the par-4 17th and made a 10-footer on the par-4 18th for a 2-under 68. Goosen ended up two strokes ahead of 65-year-old Jay Haas and Tim Petrovic.

MLB Scoreboard from Sunday (7/14/19)

July 15, 2019

INTERLEAGUE

Final L-A Dodgers 7 Boston 4, 12 Innings


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final N-Y Yankees 4 Toronto 2
Final Tampa Bay 4 Baltimore 1
Final Cleveland 4 Minnesota 3
Final Detroit 12 Kansas City 8
Final Houston 12 Texas 4
Final L-A Angels 6 Seattle 3
Final Oakland 3 Chi White Sox 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Philadelphia 4 Washington 3
Final N-Y Mets 6 Miami 2
Final San Francisco 8 Milwaukee 3
Final St. Louis 5 Arizona 2
Final Chi Cubs 8 Pittsburgh 3
Final Colorado 10 Cincinnati 9
Final Atlanta 4 San Diego 1

Local HS Sports Scores

July 13, 2019

HS Boys Baseball

Dubuque, Senior 18 , Waterloo, West 7

Dubuque, Senior 8 , Waterloo, West 2

Xavier, Cedar Rapids 1 , Dubuque, Hempstead 0

Xavier, Cedar Rapids 11 , Dubuque, Hempstead 4

HS Girls Softball

Beckman Catholic 10, Northeast 6

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (7/11)

July 12, 2019

High School Softball

4-A Region 7

  • Wahlert 8, Clinton 3

(The Golden Eagles play at #9 Central Dewitt on Saturday in semis)

  • Western Dubuque 5, Maquoketa 1

(The Bobcats play at 6th ranked West Delaware on Saturday in semis)

Harris Selected for Perfect Game Showcase

July 12, 2019

Western Dubuque High School catcher Calvin Harris has been selected to the Perfect Game All American Classic on August 11th at PETCO Park in San Diego. Harris who will be a senior this fall at W.D. and is the reigning Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year is one of 28 players selected for the East squad who will meet the West in the contest.

Since the event’s inception in 2003, 215 of the players that have participated in the Perfect Game All American Classic have gone on to become first-round draft picks in the MLB First-Year Amateur Player Draft.

Evelyn Chooses Iowa

July 12, 2019

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Valparaiso graduate transfer Bakari Evelyn has signed with Iowa. Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery says Evelyn will be the first grad transfer to play for him in Iowa City. Evelyn spent the past two seasons playing guard with the Crusaders after starting his career at Nebraska. Evelyn’s presence should help bolster Iowa’s perimeter game. Jordan Bohannon’s status is unclear after offseason hip surgery.

Diaz Leads Following JDC First Round

July 12, 2019

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) – Roberto Diaz shot a 9-under 62 to take the first-round lead in the John Deere Classic. Playing in the final group of the day off the first tee, Diaz birdied four of the first holes, eagled the par-5 10th and birdied three of the last five in the bogey-free round at TPC Deere Run.

Adam Long and Russell Henley are two behind Diaz, who is winless on the PGA Tour… Zach Johnson shot 1 over 72, Troy Merritt shot 2 over.

Wimbledon men's semis on tap...Rockets get Westbrook from Thunder for Paul...Marisnick punished

July 12, 2019

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – A Wimbledon men’s final berth is on the line when second seed Roger Federer and No. 3 Rafael Nadal meet at Centre Court later today. Nadal has won 24 of their previous 39 matches and is 10-3 versus Federer at Wimbledon. The winner takes on either top-ranked Novak Djokovic or No. 23 Robert Bautista Agut  in Sunday’s final.

HOUSTON (AP) – Russell Westbrook and James Harden will be in the Houston Rockets’ backcourt next season, seven years after they played together in the NBA Finals for the Oklahoma City Thunder. A person with knowledge of the situation says the Thunder have traded Westbrook to the Rockets for Chris Paul in a shakeup of top point guards. The person adds that the Thunder also are getting first-round picks in 2024 and 2026, plus the right to swap first-rounders in two other seasons.

NEW YORK (AP) – Jake Marisnick’s home plate collision with Jonathan Lucroy last weekend has earned the Houston Astros outfielder a two-game suspension that he immediately appealed. Lucroy was carted off the field last Sunday at the end of the eighth inning of the Astros’ 11-10, 10-inning win over the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels catcher sustained a concussion and broken nose. Marisnick was called out for colliding with Lucroy and the call was upheld after a crew chief review.

BOSTON (AP) – Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is recovering from a third surgery after experiencing complications resulting from his gunshot wound. Ortiz’s wife, Tiffany, says in a statement Thursday that he is “recovering well and in good spirits.” He had the surgery earlier this week at Massachusetts General Hospital. Ortiz was shot in the back at a bar in the Dominican Republic last month.

NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) – Matt Kuchar  owned a share of the lead heading into the second round of the Scottish Open. Kuchar closed with a bogey that leaves him in a four-way tie with Romain Wattel, Nino Bertasio and Edoardo Molinari. Kuchar eagled two of his first nine holes and reeled off four birdies in a five-hole stretch to get to minus-9 before his late bogey.

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (7/10)

July 11, 2019

High School Baseball 

  • Wahlert 7, North Scott 4
  • Senior 13, Davenport Central 1
  • Cascade 3, #2 2-A North Linn 2

 

High School Softball

2A Region 6

  • #10 Dyersville Beckman 4, North Cedar 1
  • Northeast 11, Cascade 1

(Northeast at Beckman tomorrow night at 7 in the regional semi-final)

1A Region 6

  • Don Bosco 4, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 2

Rea Makes All-Star Game Appearance

July 11, 2019

Cascade native Colin Rea contributed to the Pacific Coast League’s 9-3 victory over the International League at the Triple-A All Star Game in El Paso, Texas last night.  Rea was the second pitcher of the night for the PCL coming in to work a shutout third inning. He gave up one hit, but struck out two of hitters he faced.

Rea is slated to be back on the mound tonight for the Iowa Cubs as they visit Round Rock….he currently is 10-and-2 with an ERA of 3.24.