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October 25, 2020

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Sophomore receiver David Bell caught three touchdown passes, including the game winner, to guide the Purdue Boilermakers to a 24-20 victory over Iowa. With the Boilermakers’ top receiver Rondale Moore sidelined for undisclosed reasons, Bell caught 13 passes for 121 yards. His difference maker was a 6-yard TD from Aidan O’Connell with 2:15 remaining in the fourth quarter to give Purdue the  lead. Spencer Petras completed 22 of 39 passes for 265 yards for Iowa.

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Spencer Sanders passed for 235 yards and ran for 71, and No. 6 Oklahoma State defeated No. 17 Iowa State 24-21. Sanders had been out since injuring his right ankle in the season-opener against Tulsa. Chuba Hubbard ran for 139 yards and a touchdown for Oklahoma State. With the win, Oklahoma State joined Kansas State as the only remaining undefeated teams in conference play. Iowa State’s Breece Hall ran for a career-high 185 yards. The Cyclones vaulted onto the national radar by beating Oklahoma earlier in the month and were seeking their first 4-0 start in league play.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Michael Penix forced overtime with a 2-point conversion run with 22 seconds left, then scored on a diving 2-point conversion to give Indiana a season-opening 36-35 upset victory over No. 8 Penn State — ending the Big Ten’s longest streak of consecutive losses to Top 10 teams at 42. The winning play went to a replay review before the officials announced the initial call stood. Indiana beat the Nittany Lions for the second time in 24 matchups, and beat a Top 10 foe for the first time since a 31-10 victory at Ohio State on Oct. 10, 1987. And it took every trick in the book to get it done.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Quarterback Justin Fields completed 20 of 21 passes for two touchdowns and ran for another as No. 5 Ohio State rolled over Nebraska 52-17. The Buckeyes dominated the Huskers in the second half in the Big Ten teams’ pandemic-delayed opener.. Running back Master Teague II also ran for two touchdowns as Ohio State piled up 498 yards of offense. The Ohio State defense took most of the first half to figure out a way to contain slippery Cornhuskers quarterback Adrian Martinez, who marched the Huskers down for a touchdown in the opening 2 minutes  of the game.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Milton accounted for two touchdowns in an unflappable debut at quarterback for No. 18 Michigan, and the Wolverines trampled No. 21 Minnesota with 256 rushing yards in a 49-24 victory to open the virus-delayed season. Zach Charbonnet ran for a 70-yard score in the first quarter to set the tone for Michigan’s dominance on offense, one of five rushing touchdowns. Donovan Jeter followed by scoring on a 15-yard scoop of an airborne fumble forced by a blitzing Michael Barrett, one of five sacks by the Wolverines. Mohamed Ibrahim rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns for the Gophers.

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Isaih Pacheco ran for two first-half touchdowns, and Rutgers snapped a 21-game Big Ten losing streak, beating Michigan State 38-27 in coach Greg Schiano’s first game back with the Scarlet Knights. Michigan State has a new coach too, and Mel Tucker’s debut was forgettable from the start. The Spartans turned the ball over seven times _ four in the first half _ and never led against a Rutgers team that hadn’t won a conference game since Nov. 4, 2017 against Maryland. Schiano is back for a second stint as the Rutgers coach after spending 11 seasons there from 2001-11. Tucker took over Michigan State after Mark Dantonio retired this offseason.

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Peyton Ramsey threw for 212 yards in his Northwestern debut, Drake Anderson ran for 103 and the Wildcats gave coach Pat Fitzgerald his 100th victory, pounding Maryland 43-3. Northwestern raced out to a 30-3 halftime lead and racked up 537 yards in the game. It was just the sort of start the Wildcats were seeking after going from playing for the conference championship in 2018 to finishing last in the Big Ten West. Ramsey, a graduate transfer from Indiana, looked comfortable in his new surroundings. He completed 23 of 30 passes and scrambled for a first-quarter touchdown — a promising start for a quarterback who helped lead the Hoosiers to their first eight-win season since 1993 last year. Maryland’s Taulia Tagovailoa was 14-for-25 passing and threw three interceptions.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — In a game that featured six home runs, it was a pair of miscues on the same play that allowed the Tampa Bay Rays to even up the World Series at two games apiece. The Rays scored twice on pinch-hitter Brett Phillips’ RBI single to pull off an 8-7, walk-off win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. After center fielder Chris Taylor misplayed the run-scoring hit in right-center for an error, Randy Arozarena (ah-roh-zah-RAY’-nah) kept charging around third base and stumbled to the ground well before getting to the plate. However, he was able to get up and score when catcher Will Smith didn’t handle the relay throw. Game 5 is Sunday at Arlington, Texas.

UNDATED (AP) — No. 1 Clemson needed a second-half surge to put away pesky Syracuse 47-21, but the Tigers won their 27th straight game against Atlantic Coast Conference competition.

The Orange were the last league team to beat the Tigers in 2017 and threw a scare into them this time, trailing just 27-21 in the second half. But Clemson got a scoop-and-score TD by cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. and two of Travis Etienne’s three rushing touchdowns over the final 17 minutes to gain control. Trevor Lawrence threw two first-half touchdowns as Clemson started 6-0 for a sixth straight season.

In other Top 25 action:

— Alabama’s 48-17 rout of Tennessee was costly as the second-ranked Crimson Tide lost receiver Jaylen Waddle to a season-ending broken ankle on the opening kickoff. Mac Jones threw for 387 yards and ran for a touchdown for the 5-0 Tide. Najee Harris ran for three more TDs as Alabama beat the Vols for the 14th consecutive time.

—Third-ranked Notre Dame is 5-0 after Ian Book passed for 312 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-3 trouncing of Pittsburgh. Book found tight end Ben Skowronek for catch-and-run TD’s of 73 and 34 yards. Pitt freshman quarterback Joey Yellen completed just 10 of 21 passes for 107 yards and three interceptions before being pulled in the third quarter in favor of Davis Beville.

UNDATED (AP) — Suspended receiver Antonio Brown has agreed to return to the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year deal. Brown is nearing the end of an eight-game suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct penalty. He is eligible to return in Week 9, when the first-place Bucs host the NFC South rival New Orleans Saints.

 

 

 

Area Scoreboard From Friday 10/23

October 24, 2020

Football:

Round 2 of the Iowa High School Football playoffs

Hempstead  42,   Iowa City Liberty 7

Dubuque Senior 7,  Cedar Rapids Kennedy 0

Wahlert 10,  Decorah 0

West Delaware  55, Western Dubuque  20

Dyersville Beckman 19, Durant14

Denver 21, Cascade 19

Wisconsin High School Football

Potosi-Cassville 54, Iowa Grant 6

Darlington 30,  Lancaster 13

Hockey:

Dubuque Fighting Saints 4, Des Moines 1

Friday Night High School Football

October 23, 2020

High School Football

Round 2 of the Iowa High School Football playoffs take place tonight across the state. For both Dubuque Hempstead and Senior it is game number one in the 4-A playoffs as like most the teams, they had a bye last Friday. Both teams have home games at Dalzell Field tonight. 6th ranked Hempstead goes first in the 5 o’clock game against Iowa City Liberty.

The second game of the doubleheader scheduled for 8 o’clock has the Rams hosting Cedar Rapids Kennedy. You can hear both games on AM 1370 and kdth.com, with pregame at 4:40pm.

The Wahlert Golden Eagles will take a trip to Decorah this evening for their 2nd round 3-A match-up.

Other area teams in playoff action this evening

  • 3A: Western Dubuque is at #8 West Delaware
  • 1A:Dyersville Beckman hosts Durant
  • 1A: Cascade home to meet Denver
  • A: Clayton Ridge is at #4 Ed-Co

Wisconsin regular season action tonight: Lancaster hosts Darlington and Potosi Cassville home to meet Iowa-Grant.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (10/22)

October 23, 2020

Iowa Regional Tournament

Class 5A Region 7

  • #8 Hempstead 3, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 0
  • Linn-Mar 3, #11 Senior 1

(Hempstead hosts Linn-Mar Tuesday evening in the final)

Class 4A Region 7

  • Wahlert 3, #11 Clinton 0
  • #5 Western Dubuque 3, Benton Community 0

(Western Dubuque hosts Wahlert Tuesday evening in the final)

Wisconsin Regional Semi-Finals

D-2

  • Platteville 3, Prairie du Chien 0

(Platteville hosts Dodgeville on Saturday)

D-3

  • Darlington 3, Lancaster 0
  • Mineral Point 3, River Ridge 1

(Mineral Point at Darlington on Saturday)

D-4

  • Monticello 3, Shullsburg 2
  • Potosi 3, Barneveld 1
  • Highland 3, Belmont 0

(Potosi at Highland on Saturday)

Fighting Saints Open Pre-season Schedule

October 23, 2020

After two weeks of Training Camp, the Dubuque Fighting Saints are set for their first preseason action of the year as they take on the Des Moines Buccaneers in a home and home. Dubuque will play a total of four preseason games- two this week and two next week- before their home opener against the Muskegon Lumberjacks on November 6th. The Saints will travel to Des Moines tonight before hosting the Bucs at the Mystique Ice Arena on Saturday night at 7:05pm.

Wisconsin-Illinois Open Big 10 Play Tonight

October 23, 2020

UNDATED (AP) — Illinois believes its upset of Wisconsin last year showed how far its program has come. The oddsmakers have reminded the Illini this week how far they still have to go. Illinois heads into Friday night’s rematch in Madison as a 19 ½-point underdog. Illinois earned its first bowl bid since 2014 last year but is searching for its first winning season since a 7-6 finish in 2011. Wisconsin is attempting to win the Big Ten West Division title for a fourth time in five seasons. Kickoff tonight will be at 7 pm.

Saturday College Football

  • Iowa at Purdue (2:30)
  • Iowa State at Oklahoma State (2:30)

Local 

  • Clarke University will host Graceland University (1:00)

Former ISU and Vikings Great Blair Dies

October 23, 2020

AMES, Iowa –Matt Blair who was one of Iowa State’s greatest football players as an All-American and later a six-time Pro Bowl performer with the Minnesota Vikings, passed away yesterday. He was 70 years old.

Behind Blair’s efforts, the Cyclones made their first-ever bowl appearance in 1971, finishing the season at 8-4 while earning a trip to the Sun Bowl. He was named the game’s outstanding defensive player despite an ISU loss.

He was the second round pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 1974 and remained with the Vikings for 12 seasons. He was inducted into the Iowa State Athletics Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Minnesota Vikings Ring of Honor in 2012.

Giants blow win...Another bowl game out...Tuning out

October 23, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Game video will tough to watch for the New York Giants, who lost to the Philadelphia Eagles last night despite holding an 11-point lead with less than five minutes to play. Carson Wentz threw two touchdown passes in the final five minutes and the Eagles beat the Giants 22-21 for their eighth straight win over their turnpike rivals to the north. The Giants had been on the verge of a second straight win and getting back in the NFC East race. They opened the season by losing five straight games under new coach Joe Judge.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The pandemic has forced another change in college football. The Holiday Bowl has become the fourth bowl game to be called off due to the coronavirus pandemic. Holiday Bowl officials say the board of directors voted unanimously to cancel what would have been the 43rd straight edition of the game. It would have been the first year of a six-year deal to match teams from the Pac-12 and ACC.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Charlie Morton has quietly become one of the most dominant postseason pitchers ever. He starts World Series Game 3 for the Tampa Bay Rays tonight with a chance to tie Orlando Hernandez’s record of eight consecutive winning postseason decisions. Morton would move within one of Bob Gibson’s record by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers and winning his sixth straight postseason start. The series is tied at one apiece.

UNDATED (AP) — Fewer fans in the stands, and fewer watching at home. The World Series drew a record-low audience of television viewers for the second straight night. Tampa Bay’s 6-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 was seen by an average of 8,950,000 viewers on Fox. Los Angeles’ opening 8-3 victory in Game 1 was seen by an average of 9,195,000 viewers on Fox. The low for any game before this year came the only other time the Rays were in the World Series, when Game 3 against Philadelphia in 2008 was viewed by 9,836,000.

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Sometimes the golf gods are even angry at Tiger Woods. It happened in the first round of the ZoZo Championship at Sherwood. Woods made bogey or worse on three par 5s, the first time he has done in a single round in his 1,277 rounds played as a pro on the PGA Tour. Woods shot a 76. Sebastian Munoz leads at 8-under.

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (10/21)

October 22, 2020

High School Cross Country

The Dubuque area will be well represented at next weekend’s high school state cross country championships in Fort Dodge. Yesterday at the state qualifying meets:

In Class 4A boys at the Dubuque Soccer Complex: the Hempstead boys breezed to the meet title to advance while Mustang senior Ryan Winger won the individual title.  Western Dubuque Eli Nauman and Cade Messer also advanced with top 10 finishes. In the girls race: both the Senior and Hempstead squads advanced with 2nd and 3rd place team finishes behind meet winner Linn-Mar. Hempstead’s Keelee Leitzen won medalist honors. Western Dubuque sisters Lauren and Alyssa Klein both advanced to state as well.

In Class 3A the Wahlert girls ran to the meet championships to advance to state led by Gabby Moran who was the medalist. The Wahlert boys also advance finishing in 3rd in the team race.

  • The State Meets will be held next Friday and Saturday in Fort Dodge.

High School Volleyball

Iowa Regionals

2A Region 7

  • #8 Dyersville Beckman 3, Bellevue 0
  • #10 Hudson 3, Cascade 0
  • Clayton Ridge 3, Postville 0 (C.R. meets Sumner-Fredricksburg)

1A Region 7

  • Springville 3, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 0

3A Region 8

  • Davenport Assumption 3, Maquoketa 1

College Men’s Soccer

  • Northwestern-St. Paul 3, Clarke 2

Rays win to square series...Chambers leaves Penn State

October 22, 2020

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The World Series is tied at a game apiece following the Tampa Bay Rays’ 6-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Brandon Lowe (low) drove in three runs with a pair of homers while the Rays were building a 5-0 lead. Joey Wendle added a two-run double and three RBIs for Tampa Bay.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State men’s basketball coach Pat Chambers has resigned following an internal investigation into allegations of his inappropriate conduct. Chambers had been at the school for nine years and was coming off the team’s best season under his direction, going 21-10. Athletic director Sandy Barbour said in a statement that assistant coach Jim Ferry was being elevated to interim coach for the coming season.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A’Shawn Robinson has been designated to return to practice with the Los Angeles Rams this week. He’s been on the non-football injury list for unspecified reasons at the start of training camp. The decision moves the new defensive tackle closer to his debut for Los Angeles.

UNDATED (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the deal says the New York Jets have traded outside linebacker Jordan Willis to the San Francisco 49ers. The Jets are also sending a 2021 seventh-round draft pick to the 49ers for a sixth-round selection in 2022. The Jets also welcomed back Sam Darnold to practice yesterday after the quarterback missed two games with a shoulder injury.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Richard Petty Motorsports will enter the next chapter of its storied history with driver Erik Jones. The pairing gives Petty a proven winner to replace Bubba Wallace, who is leaving at the end of the season. Jones was dropped by megateam Joe Gibbs Racing in August after six seasons.

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (10/20)

October 21, 2020

High School Volleyball

Iowa Regionals

4A quarterfinal

  • Wahlert 3, Central Dewitt 0 (Golden Eagles travel to Clinton Thursday)

Wisconsin Regionals

  • Lancaster 3, Iowa-Grant 0 (Lancaster at Darlington Thursday)
  • Mineral Point 3, Boscobel 1(Mineral Point at River Ridge Thursday)
  • Monticello 3, Benton 0 (Monticello at Shullsburg on Thursday)
  • Belmont 3, Cassville 2 (Belmont at Highland on Thursday)

High School Girls Swimming

  • At the Dubuque City Meet: Wahlert captured the title of city champions scoring 133.50, Senior placed 2nd with 106.5 and Hempstead was 3rd scoring 84.

College Womens Volleyball

  • Clarke 3, Mt. Mercy 1

Dodgers take Game 1...Cohen-Mets purchase is closer

October 21, 2020

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clayton Kershaw worked six strong innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers opened the World Series by belting two home runs in an 8-3 win over Tampa Bay. Kershaw struck out eight and allowed just two hits, including Kevin Kiermaier’s home run. Cody Bellinger opened the scoring with a two-run homer in the fourth and Mookie Betts added a solo blast in the sixth.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Hedge fund manager Steve Cohen is a step closer to having his ownership group purchase 95% of the New York Mets. A person familiar with the situation says the transaction has been approved by Major League Baseball’s ownership committee, and final approval is likely to take place in the next month. The sale values the franchise at $2.4 billion to $2.5 billion.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have confirmed their hiring of Tyronn Lue to replace Doc Rivers as head coach. Lue spent last season working as a Clippers assistant under Doc Rivers, who had a seven-year run as L.A’s head coach before going to the Philadelphia 76ers a couple weeks ago. Lue was interim head coach when he led the Cleveland Cavaliers to their only NBA championship in 2016.

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins are making a quarterback change following a 3-3 start, replacing veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick with rookie Tua Tagovailoa (TOO’-uh tuhng-ah-vy-LOH’-ah). A person with knowledge of the decision says the former Alabama star will make his first NFL start on Nov. 1 against the Los Angeles Rams following the team’s bye week. Tagovailoa made his NFL debut in a mop-up role during the second half of Sunday’s 24-0 win over the New York Jets after Fitzpatrick had thrown for three touchdowns.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — The Mountain West football game between New Mexico and Colorado State has been canceled due to COVID-19. The Lobos were scheduled to play the Rams on Saturday in Fort Collins, Colorado, but there’s a prevalence of the virus in the New Mexico county of Bernalillo. There is no plan to reschedule the game.

Area Scoreboard from Monday (10/19)

October 20, 2020

High School Volleyball

Iowa Regional Tournament

Class 2A

  • Bellevue 3, Northeast 0 (Bellevue at Dyersville Beckman Wed.)

Class 1A

  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 3, Midland 1 (Marquette Catholic at top Region 7 seed Springville on Wed.)

Class 3A

  • Maquoketa 3, Camanche 0

Final Iowa HS Volleyball Rankings

October 20, 2020

The Iowa Girls Athletic Union released the final rankings of the season in all 5 classes yesterday.

  • In Class 5A: Hempstead is ranked 8th and Senior 11th. Dowling Catholic finished number 1.
  • In Class 4A: Western Dubuque is ranked 5th. The top ranked team is Cedar Rapids Xavier.
  • In Class 2A: Dyersville Beckman Catholic is 8th. Western Christian is top ranked.
  • Osage is the top ranked team in Class 3A and Janesville top ranked in 1A.

Complete Final Rankings: https://www.ighsau.org/upl/downloads/library/volleyball-2020-finalvbrankings.pdf

IHSA to Announce Winter Sports Details October 28

October 20, 2020

The Illinois High School Association met virtually yesterday in regular session. The Association announced a special board meeting on Wednesday, October 28th where more details about the winter sports seasons will be announced. IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson told the board yesterday he feels like they are making positive strides in discussions with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to be allowed to conduct winter sports as scheduled.

The board voted in favor of providing a one-time accommodation to the IHSA’s Independent Team By-law in some sports. Sports competing in the 2021 spring season which includes football and volleyball will be granted the accommodation to participate simultaneously on school teams and non-school teams throughout the duration of their high school season. Likewise athletes competing in the 2021 summer season which will include baseball, softball, and track & field will be allowed to participate on school teams and non-school teams beginning on June 4. The summer season is slated to run from April 19 to June 26.

Hawkeyes-Gonzaga to Meet in December

October 20, 2020

The match-up has been confirmed. The Iowa Hawkeye men’s basketball team will play Gonzaga in December. This morning the University of Iowa announced the match-up on Saturday, December 19th at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Gonzaga is the unofficial No. 1 team in the country entering the season while Iowa is an unofficial Top 5 team entering the 2020-21 campaign. This will be the fourth meeting between Gonzaga and Iowa, the first since 2015 in the NCAA Tournament. The remainder of Iowa’s schedule will be announced at a later date.

Attny: Iowa saying no to demands only emboldens ex-players

October 20, 2020

UNDATED (AP) — The attorney representing eight Black former Iowa football players who allege racial discrimination during their time with the Hawkeyes said the university’s rejection of their demands, which included a payment of $20 million, is not the end of the matter. Civil rights attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons, had stated the players’ demands in a 21-page letter to university officials dated Oct. 5.  In addition to $20 million, the players called for the firings of head football coach Kirk Ferentz, offensive line coach Brian Ferentz and athletic director Gary Barta. The university general counsel’s office says it won’t give into the demands and that work had already begun to create a more welcoming environment for Black athletes.

Chiefs stymie Bills...Cards clobber Cowboys

October 20, 2020

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire had his best game as an NFL player yesterday as his provided 161 of Kansas City’s 245 rushing yards in a 26-17 win at Buffalo. Patrick Mahomes threw for 225 yards and hit Travis Kelce  for a pair of touchdowns as the Chiefs improved to 4-1. Josh Allen had just 122 passing yards and threw for two touchdowns and one interception for the Bills.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals are 4-2 after Kyler Murray passed for two touchdowns and ran for another in a 38-10 rout of the Dallas Cowboys. Murray’s 80-yard touchdown pass to Christian Kirk put the Cardinals ahead, 21-0 in the second quarter. Murray also ran for 74 yards as the Cards dropped the Cowboys to 2-4.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Glasnow will by the Tampa Bay Rays’ starting pitcher for Game 1 of the World Series tonight against the Los Angeles. The Dodgers will go with three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw, who is 11-12 all-time in postseason play after losing his last start in Game 4 of the NLCS. Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger is expected to play despite injury his shoulder during his home run celebration in Game 7 of the NLCS.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue football coach Jeff Brohm has announced that he had contracted COVID-19 and would not be on the sideline for Saturday’s season-opener at home against Iowa. Instead, offensive coordinator Brian Brohm will replace his older brother and will continue calling plays. Purdue staff members are required to follow CDC guidelines, which means isolating for 10 days and remaining symptom-free.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson can return to NASCAR competition next season following a long suspension for using a racial slur while playing a video game. He was suspended in April, dropped by his sponsors and fired by Chip Ganassi Racing after he used the n-word while playing an online racing game in which viewers could follow along. Larson spent the last six months immersed in diversity programs that helped him gain an understanding of racial injustice.

NFL Recaps from Sunday (10/18)

October 19, 2020

Brady’s Bucs beat Rodgers’ Packers

UNDATED (AP) — The most anticipated matchup of the Week 6 NFL schedule became a blowout before halftime.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers spotted the Green Bay Packers a 10-0 lead before storming toward a 38-10 victory. The Bucs took the lead with help from Aaron Rodgers, whose first two interceptions of the season led to two touchdowns for Tampa Bay.

Cornerback Jamel Dean broke on Rodgers’ sideline throw intended for Davante Adams and returned the pick 32 yards to get the Bucs rolling. Safety Mike Edwards returned a second interception to the Green Bay 2 to set up Ronald Jones’ rushing TD on the next play, giving the Buccaneers a 14-10 lead.

Neither quarterback threw for more than 170 yards in a clash of the very best at their position. Tom Brady threw for 166 yards and two TDs without an interception before giving way to Blaine Gabbert.

The Buccaneers improved to 4-2 and dropped the Packers to 4-1.

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If the Steelers were trying to make a statement on Sunday, it was loud and clear as they crushed the Browns by a 38-7 margin.

James Conner ran for 101 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers’ 17th consecutive victory over the Browns at Heinz Field. Ben Roethlisberger added 162 yards passing and a touchdown, and Chase Claypool ran for a score while grabbing four passes for 74 yards.

The Steelers sacked aching Baker Mayfield four times, picked him off twice and chased him late in the third quarter with the game out of reach. The NFL’s top rushing offense managed 75 yards on the ground, 113 below its season average.

The 5-0 Steelers still lead the AFC North by a half-game over Baltimore. The Browns are third in the division at 4-2 after ending a four-game winning streak.

Elsewhere on the NFL schedule:

— Lamar Jackson threw for a touchdown and ran for a score while the Ravens were building a 24-6 lead in a 30-28 victory at Philadelphia. Jackson ran for a 37-yard TD and had 108 yards on the ground to go with his 186 yards passing. Carson Wentz tossed two TD passes, but he was sacked six times and was stopped on a two-point conversion attempt that would have tied the game with 1:55 to play.

— The Titans are 5-0 after Derrick Henry took a direct snap and ran 5 yards for a touchdown 3:30 into overtime to end a 42-36 comeback win over the Texans. Deshaun Watson’s fourth TD pass put Houston up 36-29 with 1:50 left in regulation, but a failed 2-point conversion attempt gave Tennessee a chance to force overtime. Ryan Tannehill marched the Titans 76 yards on the ensuing series and found A.J. Brown on a 6-yard TD pass with 4 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Houston is 1-5.

— Jimmy Garoppolo threw three TD passes while the 49ers were building a 21-6 lead in the first half of a 24-16 victory against the Rams. Garoppolo was unable to keep up his fast start to the game but still finished 23 for 33 for 268 yards a week after being pulled from a game. Jason Verrett’s first interception in more than four years ended the Rams’ final threat to tie the game. Los Angeles is 4-2 and the 49ers are 3-3.

— Chicago’s defense forced three turnovers and sacked Teddy Bridgewater four times in a 23-16 verdict over the Panthers. Nick Foles threw for one touchdown and ran for another as the 5-1 Bears improved to 3-0 on the road for the first time since their 2006 NFC championship season. Carolina had a failed fourth down play and an interception on its last two series to fall to 3-3.

— The Colts trailed 21-0 until Philip Rivers tossed three touchdown passes, including the go-ahead score early in the fourth quarter of a 31-27 triumph against Cincinnati. Rivers wound up 29 of 44 with 371 yards as Indianapolis tied the biggest regular-season comeback in franchise history. Giovanni Bernard, Joe Burrow and Joe Mixon had short scoring runs before the 1-4-1 Bengals, who blew a lead of at least 21 points for the fifth time ever.

— Brandon McManus drilled six field goals and linebacker Malik Reed came up with a big sack late to help the Broncos hold on for an 18-12 win over the Patriots. Drew Lock finished 10 of 24 for 189 yards in his first start since injuring his shoulder in Denver’s Week 2 loss to Pittsburgh. The Broncos’ defense came up with two interceptions and a fumble recovery after entering the game with just two takeaways. Both teams are 2-3 after finally playing a game that was twice postponed due to positive coronavirus tests.

— Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for three touchdowns and the Dolphins posted their first shutout in six years by downing the Jets, 24-0. The Dolphins didn’t allow a third-down conversion until the fourth quarter and reached .500 for the first time under second-year coach Brian Flores. The game was so lopsided that Miami rookie Tua Tagovailoa made his NFL debut in mop-up duty with 2:27 left. The Jets are 0-6 for the first time in 24 years.

— Julio Jones returned from injury to catch two of Matt Ryan’s four touchdown passes in the Falcons’ 40-23 thrashing of the Vikings. Ryan completed 30 of 40 passes for 371 yards as Atlanta won its first game under interim coach Raheem Morris. Kirk Cousins threw three interceptions in the first half for the first time in his career, leading to 17 Falcons points. Each team is 1-5.

— The Lions rolled to a 34-16 win against the Jaguars as rookie D’Andre Swift ran for a season-high 116 yards and two touchdowns. Matthew Stafford got an elusive TD pass against the only team he hadn’t thrown one against in 12 NFL seasons. Kenny Golladay finished with four receptions for 105 yards, marking the first time since 2013 that the Lions had a 100-yard rusher and a 100-yard receiver in the same game. Both teams are 2-3.

— The Giants have their first victory under coach Joe Judge after Tae Crowder scooped up a fumble and ran 43 yards for a touchdown with 3:28 left in a 20-19 win over Washington. Kyle Allen hit Cam Simms for a 22-yard TD in the final minute, but Allen threw an incompletion on the conversion attempt after Washington coach Ron Rivera elected to go for the win. Daniel Jones threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Darius Slayton and Graham Gano kicked two field goals as the 1-5 Giants dropped Washington to 1-5.

Post Season Volleyball Starts Tonight

October 19, 2020

Both Bellevue High School teams are in action this evening as the Iowa High School volleyball post season begins tonight in Class 1A and 2A. In Class 1-A Region 7: Bellevue Marquette Catholic hosts Midland.  In Class 2A Region 7: Bellevue will host Northeast Goose Lake.

4A and 5A Tournament play starts tomorrow:  In 4A, Wahlert will host Dewitt Central, Western Dubuque has a first round bye an plays Thursday. In Class 5A: Senior and Hempstead also open tourney play Thursday.

Iowa says it won't pay ex-players' demand for $20 million

October 19, 2020

The University of Iowa said it would not pay a demand from eight Black former football players for $20 million in compensation for alleged racial discrimination they faced playing for the Hawkeyes. The university general counsel’s office released its response Sunday to a 21-page certified letter dated Oct. 5 from civil rights attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons of Tulsa, Oklahoma, who is representing the players. The players also called for the firings of head football coach Kirk Ferentz, offensive line coach Brian Ferentz and athletic director Gary Barta. The university says it has taken steps to improve the environment for Black athletes.

Clemson remains overwhelming No. 1 over Alabama

October 19, 2020

UNDATED (AP) — Clemson is spending a seventh consecutive week atop The Associated Press college football poll.

Alabama is ranked 2nd, Notre Dame is third, followed by Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Penn State, Cincinnati and Florida.

Wisconsin moved up to 14th and Iowa State rose to 17th.

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 17, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

Record Pts Prv
1. Clemson (54) 5-0 1542 1
2. Alabama (8) 4-0 1494 2
3. Notre Dame 4-0 1337 4
4. Georgia 3-1 1300 3
5. Ohio St. 0-0 1223 6
6. Oklahoma St. 3-0 1137 7
7. Texas A&M 3-1 1054 11
8. Penn St. 0-0 1033 9
9. Cincinnati 3-0 1028 8
10. Florida 2-1 942 10
11. Miami 4-1 887 13
12. BYU 5-0 875 14
13. Oregon 0-0 841 12
14. Wisconsin 0-0 677 16
14. North Carolina 3-1 677 5
16. SMU 5-0 638 17
17. Iowa St. 3-1 511 20
18. Michigan 0-0 489 19
19. Virginia Tech 3-1 420 23
20. Kansas St. 3-1 399 22
21. Minnesota 0-0 234 24
22. Marshall 4-0 227
23. NC State 4-1 199
24. Southern Cal 0-0 192 25
25. Coastal Carolina 4-0 185

Others receiving votes: Memphis 76, Oklahoma 74, Tulsa 58, West Virginia 57, Auburn 48, Iowa 42, Louisiana-Lafayette 40, Liberty 37, Utah 36, UAB 30, Army 29, Arkansas 15, Air Force 14, Kentucky 12, Tennessee 11, Arizona St. 9, South Carolina 8, Washington 8, Indiana 4, Texas 1.

Dodgers win pennant...Brady beats Rodgers...Steelers coast

October 19, 2020

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cody Bellinger’s tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning carried the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-3 victory over Atlanta and their 25th National League pennant. The Braves led 3-2 until Kiké Hernández tied it with a solo blast in the sixth. The Dodgers surrendered just three hits, none after Austin Riley’s RBI single put Atlanta ahead in the fourth inning.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers spotted the Green Bay Packers a 10-0 lead before storming toward a 38-10 victory. The Bucs took the lead with help from Aaron Rodgers, whose first two interceptions of the season led to two touchdowns for Tampa Bay. Cornerback Jamel Dean broke on Rodgers’ sideline throw intended for Davante Adams and returned the pick 32 yards to get the Bucs rolling.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Conner ran for 101 yards and a touchdown in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 17th consecutive victory over the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field, 38-7. Ben Roethlisberger  added 162 yards passing and a touchdown, and Chase Claypool ran for a score while grabbing four passes for 74 yards. The Steelers sacked aching Baker Mayfield four times, picked him off twice and chased him late in the third quarter with the game out of reach.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are 5-0 after Derrick Henry took a direct snap and ran 5 yards for a touchdown 3:30 into overtime, capping a 42-36 comeback win over the Houston Texans. Deshaun Watson’s fourth TD pass put Houston up 36-29 with 1:50 left in regulation, but a failed 2-point conversion attempt gave Tennessee a chance to force overtime. Ryan Tannehill marched the Titans 76 yards on the ensuing series and found A.J. Brown on a 6-yard TD pass with 4 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Joey Logano has earned a spot in NASCAR’s championship race at Phoenix by winning at Kansas Speedway. Logano used every bit of the track to hold off Kevin Harvick over a long, finishing green-flag run. The 2018 series champion had hung around the front of the pack all afternoon, but he had only led one other time before taking the lead from Harvick with 44 laps to go.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (10/18)

October 19, 2020

NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final L.A. Dodgers 4 Atlanta 3  (Dodgers win the series)
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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Final Ot Tennessee 42 Houston 36
Final N-Y Giants 20 Washington 19
Final Indianapolis 31 Cincinnati 27
Final Ot Atlanta 40 Minnesota 23
Final Chicago 23 Carolina 16
Final Detroit 34 Jacksonville 16
Final Pittsburgh 38 Cleveland 7
Final Denver 18 New England 12
Final Baltimore 30 Philadelphia 28
Final Miami 24 N-Y Jets 0
Final Tampa Bay 38 Green Bay 10
Final San Francisco 24 L.A. Rams 16

Baseball and Football Scorecard from 10/17 Games

October 18, 2020

Baseball:

Tampa Bay Rays  4. Astros 2 –  AL pennant final

Dodgers 3, Braves 1

Top 25 Football

(2) Alabama 41, (3) Georgia

(1) Clemson 73,   Georgia Tech  7

(4) Notre Dame 12,  Louisville 7

(11) Texas A&M 28, Mississippi State 14

(13) Miami 31,  Pittsburgh  19

South Carolina 30 (15) Auburn 22

Kentucky 34,   (18)Tennessee 7

(23) Virginia Tech’s 40, Boston College 14

 

Clarke University game with Peru State postponed

 

Iowa High School Football Playoffs: Wahlert Wins Big

October 17, 2020

Area Scores

Iowa HS Football Playoff Round 1 Friday October 16th

Dubuque Whalert-24

Charles City-7

Cascade-55

Wilton-0

East Buchanan-30

Bellevue-6

Clayton Ridge-55

North Linn-42

Western Dubuque-47

Waverly Shellrock-21

Dyersville Beckman-28

Northeast Goose Lake-6

West Liberty-35

Maquoketa-16

 

Wisconsin Week 4

Highland-32

Potosi-Cassville-27

Platteville-36

Iowa Grant-28

Lancaster-51

Dodgeville-6

River Valley-33

Richland Center-13

Saturday’s Game-Prairie

Astros, Dodgers Extend Season

October 17, 2020

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Houston Astros earned a 7-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays to become just the second team in major league history to force a Game 7 after dropping the first three. George Springer put the Astros ahead to stay with a two-run single in a four-run fifth. Carlos Correa had three hits and an RBI after entering the game 3-for-18 in the series.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Will Smith crushed a go-ahead, three-run homer that sparked the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-3 victory over Atlanta in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series. Corey Seager added a pair of homers and three RBIs to help the Dodgers extend the series. L.A. rallied off the Atlanta bullpen after starter A.J. Minter struck out seven while allowing just one hit over three scoreless innings.
UNDATED (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has postponed next week’s game between Missouri and No. 10 Florida, the third league contest moved this week because of COVID-19 outbreaks. The Gators had at least 21 players and coaches test positive for the coronavirus and dozens more quarantined because of contract tracing. That left them with fewer than the conference-mandated 53 scholarship players available today against defending national champion LSU.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas football coach Les Miles has been cleared to return to the Jayhawks after his positive test for COVID-19. However, he skipped the team’s trip to West Virginia for today’s game as a precautionary move. The 66-year-old Miles experienced only mild symptoms while quarantined after announcing last week that routine testing had returned a positive result.
UNDATED (AP) — A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the New England Patriots canceled practice yesterday after a member of the organization tested positive for COVID-19. New England is scheduled to host Denver tomorrow, a game that has been postponed twice because of four positive coronavirus tests by players. The Indianapolis Colts temporarily closed their practice facility Friday after several people tested positive, but it was reopened after retests came back negative.

Friday High School Football Schedule

October 16, 2020

The high school football playoffs begin tonight in Iowa. Locally

  • Class 3A: Wahlert is home to face Charles City (broadcast on AM 1370, pregame 6:40pm). Western Dubuque hosts Waverly-Shellrock.
  • Class 2A: Maquoketa hosts West Liberty
  • Class 1A: Cascade hosts Wilton and Dyersville Beckman hosts Northeast.
  • Class A: Bellevue hosts East Buchanan and Clayton Ridge hosts North Linn.

The Wisconsin week 4 schedule includes: Potosi-Cassville at Highland, Lancaster at Dodgeville, and Iowa Grant at Luther.

 

UNI Men’s Basketball Picked to Win MVC

October 16, 2020

The UNI men’s basketball team has been picked to finish first in the Missouri Valley Conference as voted by coaches, sports information directors, and media.

The Panthers finished with 30 first-place votes followed by Loyola with 13 and Bradley with one vote. The last time the Panthers were selected as the preseason favorite was prior to the 2009-10 season when UNI won the MVC Tournament and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen,

UNI’s junior guard AJ Green has been selected as the Pre-season Player of the Year and landed on the Preseason All-MVC First Team. Fellow junior Austin Phyfe has also been selected to the First Team.

Mineral Point Changes Course

October 16, 2020

The Mineral Point school board has changed their mind and will allow the immediate return of some of their fall sports put on pause due to the district going to all virtual learning.  In a special meeting Wednesday night the Mineral Point board approved allowing cross country, boys soccer and volleyball to return to competition immediately.  The board voted to allow football to return on October 26th.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (10/15)

October 16, 2020

High School Cross Country

  • MVC Valley Divisional at Dubuque Soccer Complex: the Hempstead boys ran to the title with Senior running 4th of the seven teams. Ryan Winger of Hempstead was medalist. In the girls race: Senior finished first and Hempstead was 2nd. Hempstead’s Keelee Leitzen won medalist honors
  • MVC Mississippi Divisional in Cedar Falls: In the boys race: Wahlert placed 5th and Western Dubuque was 8th.  In the girls race: Wahlert placed 3rd and Western Dubuque was fourth.

High School Volleyball

Iowa

  • Hempstead lost at Iowa City West 3-2
  • Wamac Bracket play at Mt. Vernon: Dyersville Beckman defeated West Delaware 2-0, but lost the championship match to Mt. Vernon 2-0.
  • Tri-Rivers pool play at Lisbon: Bellevue Marquette Catholic over Cedar Valley Christian 2-1 and lost to Lisbon 2-0.
  • River Valley pool play: Bellevue won twice defeating Northeast and Durant 2-0 both times. Cascade lost against Wilton 2-0.

Wisconsin

  • Shullsburg 3, Belmont 0
  • Potosi 3, River Ridge 1

Astros get walk-off win...Braves hammer Dodgers

October 16, 2020

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Houston Astros are still alive in the AL Championship Series after Carlos Correa slammed a walk-off, solo homer in the bottom of the ninth to close out a 4-3 win over Tampa Bay. George Springer also homered and Michael Brantley hit a two-run single that put the Astros ahead, 3-1 in the third inning. Brandon Lowe (low) and Randy Arozarena hit solo homers for the Rays before Ji-Man Choi’s blast tied the game in the eighth inning.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Atlanta Braves own a 3-1 lead in the National League Championship Series after exploding for six runs in the sixth inning of a 10-2 rout of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Marcell Ozuna  laced an RBI double in the sixth and also provided a pair of solo homers and a run-scoring single. Bryse (brys) Wilson tossed one-hit ball over six innings of his first postseason start, allowing only a solo homer by Edwin Rios.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyronn Lue will become the next head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers if the two sides can hammer out a contract. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that final terms are still being worked out. Lue had been serving as an assistant to Doc Rivers, who left the Clippers after seven seasons and was hired as head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers.

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is stepping down on his own accord, effective Nov. 1. The Rockets have made the playoffs 10 times since Morey was hired in 2007, including the last eight seasons for the longest active streak in the NBA. Morey caused an international uproar last year when he tweeted support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, which caused businesses in China to cut ties with the Rockets.

UNDATED (AP) — Cincinnati’s game at Tulsa on Saturday has been postponed to Dec. 5 because of positive COVID-19 tests among Bearcats players. The number of players who have tested positive or have been quarantined through contact tracing has not been revealed by Cincinnati. The school has not been making those numbers public throughout its testing of athletes.

Dan Gable to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

October 15, 2020

Iowa wrestling icon Dan Gable will be receiving the nation’s highest honor for a civilian. Earlier this week, Gable was notified by the White House that he will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Trump.  Gable will be the first athlete and coach from the sport of wrestling to receive this distinguished honor.

Before his legendary career as University of Iowa wrestling coach leading the Hawkeyes to 15 national titles he had a remarkable prep career at Waterloo West and then at Iowa State along with winning Olympic Gold in 1972.

Wisconsin moves on without wondering what could have been

October 15, 2020

Wisconsin is trying not to think about its missed opportunity from last March as the Badgers seek to build on the momentum they established before the pandemic shut down the 2019-20 basketball season prematurely. The Badgers have begun preseason practice with virtually the entire nucleus of a team that won a share of the Big Ten regular-season title but didn’t get a chance to play in the NCAA Tournament. The Badgers had won eight consecutive games and seemed in position to make a deep NCAA Tournament run until the season ended in mid-March during the week of the Big Ten Tournament.

Braves' 1st playoff loss a doozy...Astros beat Rays

October 15, 2020

ARLINGTON, TX (AP) — Max Muncy’s grand slam capped a record-setting 11-run first inning for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who coasted to a 15-3 rout of the Atlanta Braves that cut their National League Championship Series deficit to 2 games to 1. Muncy’s slam was the third homer in the first inning and one of a franchise-record five in a playoff game for the Dodgers. Joc Pederson and Edwin Rios went deep on consecutive pitches in the first. Atlanta still has a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

UNDATED (AP) — Clayton Kershaw could start Game 4 of the NL Championship Series for the Dodgers if the left-hander’s back continues to improve. Kershaw was scratched from his Game 2 start because of back spasms, and manager Dave Roberts decided to stick with left-hander Julio Urías for Game 3 Wednesday night. The Braves will start rookie right-hander Bryse Wilson, who has just seven professional starts and none in the postseason. He hasn’t pitched since the regular season finale Sept. 27.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — George Springer broke a tie with a two-run homer, José Altuve also went deep and hit an RBI double, and Zack Greinke escaped a bases-loaded jam for the Houston Astros, who beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 to stay alive in the AL Championship Series. With Altuve atoning for his poor defense this series, the Astros finally got their offense going after being pushed to the brink of a sweep. Seeking their third pennant in four seasons, they trail 3-1 going into Game 5 on Thursday afternoon. The Rays remain one win from going to the World Series for the second time in franchise history.

UNDATED (AP) — The Dallas Wings have fired coach Brian Agler. He came to the Wings in 2018 and led the team to an 8-14 mark this past season. They finished one game out of making the playoffs with the youngest roster in the league. The 62-year-old coach had one year left on his contract. Agler won titles with Seattle and Los Angeles and is second on the league’s career wins list with 287.

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Massimo Biscardi made a 40-yard field goal with 4 seconds left to give Coastal Carolina a 30-27 victory over No. 21 Louisiana-Lafayette on Wednesday night in Sun Belt matchup of unbeaten teams. Freshman Grayson McCall threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score to help the Chanticleers beat a ranked team for the first time. The 4-0 start is their first in FBS play. Coastal drove 60 yards in the final 5:30 to set up Biscardi. McCall was 17 of 24 for 202 yards. He has 11 TD passes in four games. The Ragin’ Cajuns rallied three times with tying touchdowns, two by Elijah Mitchell. His 1-yard burst with 12:44 left tied it at 27.

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (10/13)

October 14, 2020

High School Volleyball

Iowa

Mississippi Valley Conference Pool Play

  • Hempstead won three defeating Iowa City High and Cedar Rapids Prairie and Jefferson by 2-0 scores.
  • Senior went 1-and-2 losing to Iowa City Liberty 2-0 and Western Dubuque 2-1 while defeating Waterloo West 2-1.
  • Western Dubuque went 2-and-1 losing to Iowa City Liberty 2-0, beat Senior 2-1 and Waterloo West 2-0.
  • Wahlert went 1-and-2 defeating Waterloo East 2-0 and losing to Linn-Mar and Iowa City West 2-1.

Elsewhere

  • Bellevue 3, North Cedar 2
  • Clayton Ridge 3, MFL Mar-Mac 2

Wisconsin

  • Shullsburg 3, Potosi 1
  • River Ridge 3, Cassville 0

High School Girls Swimming

  • Hempstead 106, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 79

Men’s College Golf

  • A strong second round propelled the Loras College men’s golf team to a fourth place finish at the Central College Fall Classic at Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City yesterday. Dominic Leli paced the Duhawks with an 11th place finish with a total of 161 (+17).

Clarke Women's Basketball Picked to Win Heart/Clarke Men Projected 3rd

October 14, 2020

Clarke women’s basketball voted Heart team to beat

Clarke University’s women’s basketball team has been voted the team to beat in the 14-team Heart of America Athletic Conference this upcoming season.  Coach Courtney Boyd’s squad garnered eight of 14 first place votes and totaled 162 points to finish atop the coaches’ preseason poll. Central Methodist finished second in the poll. The Pride are scheduled to open the season October 30 at University of Saint Francis.

Clarke’s men’s basketball team picked to finish third in Heart

Clarke University’s men’s basketball team has been picked to finish third in this year’s Heart of America Athletic Conference 14-team race.  Coach Jim Blaine’s squad trailed only league favorite William Penn University and conference newcomer Park University in the league’s preseason coaches’ poll. Clarke is scheduled to begin the regular season November 6th at Indiana Wesleyan.

Braves, Rays win...Titans maul Bills...Jets cut Bell

October 14, 2020

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Freddie Freeman belted a two-run homer and had three RBIs as the Atlanta Braves got past the Los Angeles Dodgers, 8-7. Ozzie Albies was 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBIs as Atlanta took a two-games-to-none lead in the National League Championship Series. The Braves led 7-0 in the seventh and carried an 8-3 lead into ninth before hanging on.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Atlanta Braves will play the rest of the postseason without left fielder Adam Duvall. He was put on the injured list with an injury to his left side, the result of a swing during the second inning of Game 1 of the NLCS on Monday. Johan Camargo has replaced Duvall on the roster.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have a three-games-to-none lead in the AL Championship series after scoring five times in the sixth inning to beat the Houston Astros, 5-2. Joey Wendle put Tampa Bay on top with a two-run single and pinch-hitter Hunter Renfroe came through with a two-run double to close out the rally. Astros second baseman Jose Altuve contributed to the big inning with his third error in two games.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derrick Henry scored three touchdowns and the Tennessee Titans improved to 4-0 with a 42-16 thrashing of the Buffalo Bills. Henry grabbed a scoring pass from Ryan Tannehill and rushed for two TDs as the Titans pinned the Bills with their first loss of the season. Tannehill completed 21 of his 28 passes for 195 yards and three touchdowns.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have released disgruntled running back Le’Veon Bell, who has clashed with head coach Adam Gase during their two years together. Bell’s latest frustrations were evident when he liked a few Twitter posts in which some suggested he should be used more in the passing game. He had just 22 touchdowns in his two games with the Jets this season, rushing for 74 yards and grabbing three passes for 39 yards.

Area Scoreboard from Monday (10/12)

October 13, 2020

High School Volleyball

  • Bellevue 3, Northeast 0

WAMAC Conference Pool Play at West Delaware

  • Dyersville Beckman defeated Maquoketa and Center Point-Urbana by 2-0 scores.

College Volleyball

Clarke 3, St. Francis 1 (Clarke now 6-and-6)

 

College Women’s Golf

The University of Dubuque women’s golf team has claimed their 2nd straight American River Conference Championship. The three day tournament wrapped up yesterday in Ames. The Spartans posted a three-day total of 961 to win by 13 strokes over Wartburg.  Madison Bowers finished tied for third with a score of 240 to lead U-D.

Hempstead Football Moves Up Final AP Rankings

October 13, 2020

The Hempstead High School football team has moved up one spot in final Class 4A Iowa high school football rankings from the Associated Press.

The Mustangs are now rated 6th after finishing the regular season 6-and-1.

Cascade who finished the regular season (5-2) received one vote in the Class 1A poll.

 

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2020 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

Class 4A
Record Pts Prv
1. Southeast Polk (11) 6-0 136 1
2. Ankeny (2) 6-1 125 2
3. West Des Moines Dowling 5-1 99 4
4. Pleasant Valley (1) 7-0 97 5
5. Waukee 5-2 90 6
6. Dubuque Hempstead 6-1 63 7
7. Iowa City West 4-0 57 8
8. Urbandale 5-1 47 3
9. Sioux City East 6-1 26 10
10. Cedar Rapids Prairie 4-2 12 NR
Others receiving votes: Cedar Falls 7. Council Bluffs Lincoln 4. West Des Moines Valley 4. Bettendorf 3.

Class 3A
Record Pts Prv
1. Cedar Rapids Xavier (7) 7-0 125 1
2. Harlan (1) 7-0 114 4
3. Washington (2) 7-0 102 5
4. Dallas Center-Grimes (3) 6-0 100 2
5. Davenport Assumption (1) 7-0 95 6
6. Webster City 7-0 64 7
7. Council Bluffs Lewis Central 5-1 55 3
8. Manchester West Delaware 7-1 52 8
9. Huxley Ballard 6-1 20 NR
(tie) Eldridge North Scott 4-1 20 10
Others receiving votes: Decorah 10. Fort Madison 6. Spencer 3. Nevada 2. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 1. Pella 1.

Class 2A
Record Pts Prv
1. Williamsburg (5) 7-0 129 T1
2. Central Lyon-GLR (5) 7-0 125 4
3. Monroe PCM (4) 7-0 121 3
4. Inwood West Lyon 6-1 88 T1
5. Waukon 5-1 76 5
6. Camanche 6-1 71 6
7. Solon 5-2 37 9
8. Estherville-Lincoln Central 5-1 35 7
9. Atlantic 6-1 32 8
10. State Center West Marshall 6-1 21 NR
Others receiving votes: Spirit Lake 15. Mount Vernon 12. Monticello 5. Sioux Center 3.

Class 1A
Record Pts Prv
1. O-A BCIG (12) 7-0 135 1
2. Van Meter (1) 7-0 125 2
3. Sigourney-Keota (1) 7-0 109 3
4. Jewell South Hamilton 7-0 101 4
5. Southeast Valley 7-0 81 6
6. Underwood 6-1 68 7
7. South Central Calhoun 5-1 52 8
8. Mount Ayr 6-1 30 9
9. Emmetsburg 5-1 25 5
10. Waterloo Columbus 6-1 20 NR
Others receiving votes: Hawarden West Sioux 18. Panora Panorama 3. Hull Western Christian 1. Cascade 1. Dike-New Hartford 1.

Class A
Record Pts Prv
1. Grundy Center (10) 7-0 135 1
2. St. Ansgar (1) 7-0 117 2
3. Iowa City Regina (2) 6-1 111 3
4. Edgewood-Colesburg (1) 7-0 95 4
5. Britt West Hancock 6-1 69 5
6. Logan-Magnolia 6-1 64 7
7. Monona MFL-Mar-Mac 6-1 61 6
8. Fairbank Wapsie Valley 6-1 43 8
9. Calmar South Winneshiek 6-1 40 9
10. Lisbon 5-2 14 10
Others receiving votes: Oakland Riverside 11. Council Bluffs St. Albert 5. Belle Plaine 3. Fort Dodge St. Edmond 1. Riverside Highland 1.

Class 8-Man
Record Pts Prv
1. Gilbertville-Don Bosco (12) 5-0 132 1
2. Remsen Saint Mary’s (1) 7-0 114 3
3. Audubon 5-0 113 2
4. Anita CAM 6-0 94 4
5. Montezuma (1) 7-0 83 5
6. Coon Rapids-Bayard 7-0 65 7
7. Gladbrook-Reinbeck 7-0 43 8
8. Easton Valley 6-1 33 10
9. Newell-Fonda 6-1 28 9
10. Fremont Mills, Tabor 3-1 23 6
Others receiving votes: Martensdale-St. Marys 20. Janesville 10. North English English Valleys 9. New London 2. Tripoli 1.

Fighting Saints Pre-Season Schedule Announced

October 13, 2020

The Dubuque Fighting Saints have announced the 2020 preseason games schedule.

Dubuque will face the Des Moines Buccaneers and Green Bay Gamblers twice each. Dubuque will battle Des Moines on Friday, October 23rd in Des Moines and then host the Buccaneers at the Mystique Community Ice Center on Saturday, October 24th. The following weekend Dubuque will host Green Bay on Friday, October 30th and then head to Green Bay on the 31st. All games will start at 7:05pm

Both Saints preseason home games will be open to the public as well. The Fighting Saints say details regarding tickets for those preseason contests will be forthcoming soon.

The Saints will open their regular season at home on November 6th when they take on the Muskegon Lumberjacks.

Mineral Point Pausing Fall Sports

October 13, 2020

The Mineral Point High School fall sports seasons are being forced to pause after the Mineral Point school board voted last night to shift to all virtual learning until at least October 27th. Football, volleyball, cross country, and boys soccer are affected by the decision.

Braves rally...Rays up 2-0...White Sox need a skipper

October 13, 2020

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Atlanta Braves took Game 1 of the National League Championship Series by scoring four runs in the ninth to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-1. Austin Riley led off the ninth with a tiebreaking homer and Marcel Ozuna  added an RBI single before Ozzie Albies smacked a two-run blast to cap the rally. Freddie Freeman also homered and Max Fried worked six innings for the Braves.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have a 2-0 series lead in the ALCS after riding a pair of homers into a 4-2 win over Houston. Manuel Margot  put the Rays ahead with a three-run homer in the first inning and Mike Zunino added a solo blast later in the game. Charlie Morton tossed five shutout innings to get the win against his former team.

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox and manager Rick Renteria  have agreed to split following a disappointing finish to a breakout season in which the team made the playoffs for the first time in 12 years. The White Sox went 35-25 in his pandemic-shortened fourth year. They held a three-game lead in the AL Central before losing seven of their final eight to finish tied for second with Cleveland, one game behind Minnesota.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers blew a 17-point lead for the second straight game before Will Lutz hit a field goal in overtime to send the New Orleans Saints to a 30-27 victory. Taysom Hill tied the game with a nine-yard run in the final minute after replacing quarterback Drew Brees  for one play. Justin Herbert threw for four touchdowns, including a 64-yard scoring strike to Mike Williams that put the Chargers ahead 27-20 late in the fourth quarter.

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have named defensive coordinator Raheem Morris interim head coach after firing Dan Quinn. Morris is in his sixth season with the Falcons and his first full season as defensive coordinator. The Falcons fired Quinn on Sunday night, hours after the team fell to 0-5 for the first time since 1997 with a 23-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

National Scoreboard from Monday (10/12)

October 13, 2020

AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Tampa Bay 4 Houston 2 (Tampa Bay leads 2-0)
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NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Atlanta 5 L.A. Dodgers 1
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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Final  New Orleans 30 L.A. Chargers 27  (OT)

Iowa High School Football Playoffs

October 12, 2020

The Iowa High School Athletic Association released the first and second round football playoff pod assignments over the weekend.

In Class 4A: Senior and Hempstead both earned first round byes and will both host 2nd round games on Friday, October 23rd. Senior will meet Cedar Rapids Kennedy while Hempstead will face Iowa City Liberty.

All other area teams play first round contest this Friday night

In Class 3A:  Wahlert will host Charles City with the winner to meet Decorah in the 2nd round (AM 1370 KDTH to broadcast).  Western Dubuque will host Waverly-Shellrock.

In Class 2A: Maquoketa will host West Liberty.

In Class 1A:  Cascade will host Wilton and Dyersville Beckman is home against Northeast Goose Lake.

In Class A: Bellevue will host East Buchanan and Clayton Ridge hosts North Linn.

Click link to see complete playoff pairings:

Wahlert Golfers Finish 10th

October 12, 2020

Following second round play at the Fall State High School Boys Golf Meet on Saturday at Des Moines Country Club, the Wahlert Golden Eagles finished tied in 10th of the 12 teams. Wahlert and Ankeny Centennial both finished with a two day score of 675. On the second day the Golden Eagles shaved 9 strokes off their first day score shooting 333. Will Coohey’s 16 over 160 had Wahlert’s best score and he placed in 20th. Waukee won the team title with a 605.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (10/11)

October 12, 2020

AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Tampa Bay 2 Houston 1  (Tampa Bay leads 1-0)
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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final L.A. Lakers 106 Miami 93  (Lakers win series 4-2)
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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Final Baltimore 27 Cincinnati 3
Final Pittsburgh 38 Philadelphia 29
Final Carolina 23 Atlanta 16
Final Las Vegas 40 Kansas City 32
Final L.A. Rams 30 Washington 10
Final Arizona 30 N-Y Jets 10
Final Houston 30 Jacksonville 14
Final Miami 43 San Francisco 17
Final Dallas 37 N-Y Giants 34
Final Cleveland 32 Indianapolis 23
Final Seattle 27 Minnesota 26

Lakers take title...Rays win opener...Prescott shelved

October 12, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James recorded a triple-double and the Los Angeles Lakers nailed down their 17th NBA championship with a 106-103 victory over the Miami Heat. James finished with 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in securing his fourth career NBA title. Anthony Davis and Rajon Rondo  each added 19 points, two more than Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mike Zunino’s RBI single in the fifth inning broke a 1-1 deadlock and sent the Tampa Bay Rays to a 2-1 win against Houston in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. Jose Altuve  launched a solo shot two batters into the game, but the Rays knotted the score on Randy Arozarena’s  solo blast in the fourth. Diego Castillo closed it out after working out of a one-out, bases-loaded jam in the eighth.

ARLINGTON, Texas. (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys will spend the rest of the season without quarterback Dak Prescott after he sustained a fractured and dislocated right ankle in the third quarter of yesterday’s 37-34 win over the New York Giants. Prescott’s injury occurred while being hauled down by Giants defensive back Logan Ryan, one series after he made his first career touchdown reception. Andy Dalton took over and led a drive that ended with Greg Zuerlein’s field goal as time expired.

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will crown a new champion this year following Kyle Busch’s elimination in the second round of the playoffs. Chase Elliott won Sunday’s race on the hybrid road course-oval at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He won for the second consecutive year at “The Roval” and extended his winning streak on road courses to four straight dating to last season.

UNDATED (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says 2018 Hart Trophy winner Taylor Hall has accepted a one-year, $8 million package with the Buffalo Sabres. Hall was regarded to be the top forward available on the free agent market once it opened Friday. He has topped 20 goals five times, including posting career bests with 39 goals and 93 points with New Jersey in 2017-18.

Sunday Sports

October 11, 2020

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Brock Purdy passed for 302 yards and two touchdowns, Breece Hall ran for 135 yards and two scores and No. 24 Iowa State beat Texas Tech 31-15. The Cyclones opened conference play with three straight wins for the first time since 2002 and only the second time since 1950. Purdy finished 32 of 43 with no interceptions. He also ran seven times for 42 yards. The Cyclones rolled up 516 yards of total offense and held Texas Tech under 100 yards until early in the fourth quarter.

 

UNDATED (AP) — The Red River rivalry lived up to its hype on Saturday despite the rankings of the two teams. Spencer Rattler threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Drake Stoops in the fourth overtime before unranked Oklahoma picked off a pass in the end zone to secure a wild 53-45 win against No. 22 Texas. Rattler’s successful completion on the required 2-point conversion didn’t matter when Sam Ehlinger’s pass was intercepted in the end zone by Tre Brown to end just the second Big 12 game to go four OTs.

In other top 25 action:

— What was supposed to be Clemson’s stiffest test of the regular season turned into a rout as Trevor Lawrence threw for three touchdowns in the top-ranked Tigers’ 42-17 dismantling of No. 7 Miami. Travis Etienne rushed for 149 yards and two scores, including a 72-yard burst down the left sidelines as the Tigers opened 4-0 for a sixth straight season. The Hurricanes mustered just 210 yards after averaging 499 in their first three games.

— Najee Harris ran for 206 yards and five touchdowns for second-ranked Alabama in a 63-48 win over Mississippi, the highest-scoring regulation game in SEC history. Ole Miss stayed close until Receiver DeVonta Smith went 14 yards for a touchdown run to make it 56-45 with 3:16 left. Harris closed the scoring with a 39-yard TD run.

— Stetson Bennett threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score as third-ranked Georgia whipped No. 14 Tennessee, 44-21. Bennett sealed the victory with a 1-yard TD flip to 305-pound nose tackle Jalen Carter, who was supposedly in the game as an extra blocker. The Bulldogs scored 27 unanswered points in the second half to beat a ranked SEC team for the second straight win.

— No. 21 Texas A&M knocked off fourth-ranked Florida, 41-38 on Seth Small’s 26-yard field goal as time expired. Isaiah Spiller rushed for 174 yards and two touchdowns for the Aggies, who tied it up when Kellen Mond threw a 51-yard pass to Caleb Chapman for a tying TD with about 4½ minutes to go.

— No. 5 Notre Dame posted a 42-26 rout of Florida State as Kyren Williams ran for 185 yards and two touchdowns. Williams shook off a fumble on his first carry to pick up 130 yards and both his TDs by halftime. Ian Book completed 16 of 25 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 58 yards and another score for the Irish.

— Michael Carter ran for a career-high 214 yards and two touchdowns to help eighth-ranked North Carolina beat No. 19 Virginia Tech 56-45. Javonte Williams also ran for a career-best 169 yards and two scores of his own. UNC finished with its highest scoring output ever against the Hokies along with 656 total yards for the No. 2 total ever posted against Virginia Tech’s defense.

— Anders Carlson atoned for a missed 34-yard field goal by drilling a 39-yarder with seven seconds left to lift No. 13 Auburn over Arkansas, 30-28. Freshman Tank Bigsby ran for 146 yards to help the Tigers rebound from last weekend’s loss to Georgia. Feleipe Franks, who passed for 318 yards and four touchdowns for the Razorbacks.

— Zach Wilson threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns for 15th-rated BYU in a 27-20 win against UTSA. Tyler Allgeier rushed 116 yards and another score to help the Cougars improve to 4-0 for the first time in six years.

— The defending champs absorbed their second loss of the season as Connor Bazelak (BAY’-zeh-lak) threw for 406 yards and four touchdowns in Missouri’s 45-41 win over 17th-ranked LSU. Missouri’s maligned defense stopped No. 17 LSU four times at the 1-yard line in the final minute. Larry Rountree added 119 yards rushing and Tyler Badie had touchdowns on the ground and through the air for Mizzou.

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans and the New England Patriots had no positive COVID-19 tests Saturday, and both teams are getting back into their facilities. The Titans will be returning for the first time since the NFL closed them down Sept. 29. The Patriots had worked remotely the past three days. The Titans now have had no positive test results four of the past six days. The Titans are scheduled to play Buffalo on Tuesday night, with the Patriots hosting Denver on Monday.

 

Houston and Tampa Bay are set to open their AL Championship Series in San Diego, with Astros left-hander Framber Valdez opposing 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell. The Rays are seeking revenge after Houston beat them in five games in the AL Division Series last year. The Astros are in the ALCS for the fourth straight year, looking for a third trip to the World Series in that span. After going 29-31 during the regular season, Houston is 5-1 in the playoffs after eliminating AL West champion Oakland in four games in the ALDS at Dodger Stadium.

Football Friday Night

October 9, 2020

It’s the final night of the regular season this evening in Iowa and week number 3 in Wisconsin.

At the Loras College Rock Bowl, the Wahlert Golden Eagles face their biggest challenge since week one as they welcome 6th ranked undefeated Davenport Assumption. Wahlert is seeking their 5th straight win.  You can hear the game tonight on AM 1370 and kdth.com, pregame will be at 7:30 and kickoff to follow.

Both Senior and Hempstead have road games tonight. Senior travels to Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids to meet Jefferson . At Memorial Stadium in Waterloo, the 7th ranked Hempstead Mustangs face the West Wahawks.

Other area Iowa match-ups include: Western Dubuque at Decorah, Dyersville Beckman hosting West Branch, Cascade at Durant, Bellevue hosts East Buchanan, Clayton Ridge home against Wapsie Valleyand Maquoketa at Camanche.

In Wisconsin: Platteville is at Mineral Point, Lancaster hosts River Valley, Iowa Grant hosts Highland, and Potosi-Cassville hosts River Ridge.

 

Iowa HS Football Playoffs

Iowa high school football coaches, players and fans won’t have to lose sleep tonight waiting for playoff pairings to be announced. The Iowa High School Athletic Association says first round and second round playoff pod assignments will be announced at noon tomorrow. The Association says they will assign teams to pods throughout the postseason and that geography and district placement will be key determinants in those pod assignments.

Wahlert Boys Golf Begins State Tourney Play

October 9, 2020

The Wahlert Golden Eagle boys golf team begins play at the two day State Fall Golf Meet today at the Des Moines Country Club. Golfers will tee off at 10:30 this morning.

The Golden Eagles advanced with a district runner up finish earlier this week. Wahlert’s 321 qualifying score was 10th of the 12 state qualifying teams. Waukee and Ankeny had the top qualifying team scores with 296.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (10/8)

October 9, 2020

High School Volleyball

Iowa

  • Iowa City High 3, Wahlert 1
  • Cascade 3, Tipton 0
  • Wilton 3, Bellevue 0
  • Easton Valley 3, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 0

Wisconsin

  • Shullsburg 3, Cassville 1
  • Potosi 3, Belmont 0

NLCS set...Astros advance...Bears top Bucs

October 9, 2020

UNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers will take on the Atlanta Braves in the National League Championship Series after both teams closed out three-game sweeps in the NLDS. Kyle Wright struck out seven and held the Marlins to three hits over six innings of his postseason debut, helping the Braves beat Miami, 7-0. Will Smith set a Dodgers postseason record with five hits, and Joc Pederson had a two-run single to cap a decisive five-run third as L.A. hammered San Diego, 12-3.

UNDATED (AP) — The Houston Astros have moved into the American League Championship Series, where they will play the winner of tonight’s game between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays. The Astros trailed 3-0 yesterday until Michael Brantley smacked the first of his two home runs, a two-run blast in the fourth inning of an 11-6 decision over Oakland. Homers by Luke Voit and Gleyber Torres helped the Yankees beat the Rays, 5-1 and force a Game 5 in the ALDS.

CHICAGO (AP) — Nick Foles beat Tom Brady in their first meeting since Foles led Philadelphia to victory over New England in Super Bowl 52. Cairo Santos kicked a 38-yard field with 1:17 left as the Bears knocked off Tampa Bay, 20-19. The Super Bowl 52 MVP completed 30 of 42 passes for 243 yards and a touchdown in his second start since replacing Mitchell Trubisky.

PARIS (AP) — Fourth seed Sofia Kenin and 54th-ranked Iga Swiatek have advanced to the French Open women’s final. Kenin was a 6-4, 7-5 winner against Petra Kvitova , putting the American one match victory away from her second straight Grand Slam title. Swiatek carved out a 6-2, 6-1 win over Nadia Pororoska to become the lowest-ranked women’s player to reach the final at Roland Garros.

UNDATED (AP) — Sunday’s NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans has been moved to Tuesday night as long as Tennessee has no more positive tests for COVID-19 in the interim. That’s according to a person with direct knowledge of the switch. The person also told The Associated Press that the NFL also is rescheduling Sunday’s Broncos-Patriots game from to Monday night after New England had a smaller outbreak of COVID-19.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (10/8)

October 9, 2020

AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Houston 11 Oakland 6  (Houston wins series 3-0)
Final N.Y. Yankees 5 Tampa Bay 1 (Series tied 2-2)
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NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Atlanta 7 Miami 0 (Atlanta wins series 3-0)
Final L.A. Dodgers 12 San Diego 3  (L.A. wins series 3-0)
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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Final Chicago 20 Tampa Bay 19

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (10/7)

October 8, 2020

College Men’s Soccer

  • Clarke 4, Culver Stockton 0 (Clarke now 3-4 on season, 2-4 in Heart)

More Contests for Sidelined  Iowa Teams Approved.

October 8, 2020

The Iowa High School Athletic Association met this week and approved an opportunity for teams who had their schedules altered due to COVID 19 or the August derecho storm to play extra contests. The measure allows for football, cross country and golf teams to schedule extra contests once they are eliminated from their respective postseasons. The contest must be completed before the respective sports state finals are finished. The total regular season contests can’t exceed the allowable limit in that sport, for football that was 7 games, cross country 10 meets, and golf 12 meets.

Fighting Saints-NHL Draft

October 8, 2020

There were four players with Dubuque Fighting Saints connections taken yesterday during rounds two through seven of the virtual NHL Draft. The first to hear his named called was defenseman Wyatt Kaiser selected by the Chicago Blackhawks with the 81st overall selection.

Three players from Dubuque’s affiliates list last season were taken in the fourth round. Michael Benning was taken 95th overall by the Florida Panthers, the Edmonton Oilers took Carter Savoie with the 100th overall selection, and Alex Jefferies went at number 121 to the New York Islanders.

There were a total of 51 players from United States Hockey League teams taken in the entire draft.

In other Fighting Saints news:

Fighting Saints 2020 Phase Two draft pick Drake Burgin has announced his commitment to St. Lawrence University. Burgin is the second player with Saints ties to ink his commitment this week, joining Saints affiliate Chase LaPinta who committed to Arizona State.

Burgin and the rest of the Saints will begin Training Camp in the next few days as they prepare to start their season on November 6th.

Braves, Dodgers up 2-0...A's stay alive, Rays in command

October 8, 2020

UNDATED (AP) — The Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers have 2-0 leads in their NL Division Series. Rookie Ian Anderson combined with four relievers on a three-hitter as the Braves blanked Miami, 2-0. Cody Bellinger hit a solo homer and robbed Fernando Tatis  of a potential go-ahead, two-run blast in the seventh inning of the Dodgers’ 6-5 victory over San Diego.

UNDATED (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays took a 2-1 lead in their AL Division Series, while the Oakland Athletics avoided a three-game sweep by Houston. Kevin Kiermaier launched a tiebreaking, three-run homer and the Rays withstood another home run by Giancarlo Stanton to beat the New York Yankees, 8-4. Chad Pinder supplied the Athletics’ fifth and final home run of the day, a game-tying, three-run blast in the seventh inning of a 9-7 victory over the Astros.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The NFL’s investigation into how Tennessee turned into the league’s first COVID-19 outbreak found “several specific incidents” of the Titans possibly breaking protocols dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. That’s according to a person with knowledge of the probe. Also, the headmaster of a private school in Nashville confirmed to the AP that several Titans, including quarterback Ryan Tannehill, practiced at the school a day before the NFL first postponed Tennessee’s game with Pittsburgh before rescheduling the game to Oct. 25.

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Dwayne Haskins is being benched by the Washington Football Team and replaced at quarterback by Kyle Allen for this week’s game against the Los Angeles Rams. Washington is off to a 1-3 start and currently on a three-game losing streak. Haskins was a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft out of Ohio State.

PARIS (AP) — Fourth seed Sofia Kenin and No. 7 Petra Kvitova have advanced to the French Open semifinals. Kenin was pushed to a third set for the fourth time in five matches at Roland Garros before coming away with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 win over fellow American Danielle Collins. Kvitova rained down aces to earn a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Laura Siegemund and her first semifinal spot at Roland Garros since 2012.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (10/7)

October 8, 2020

AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Oakland 9 Houston 7  (Houston leads series 2-1)
Final Tampa Bay 8 N.Y. Yankees 4  (Tampa Bay leads series 2-1)
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NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Atlanta 2 Miami 0  (Atlanta leads series 2-0)
Final L.A. Dodgers 6 San Diego 5  (L.A. leads series 2-0)

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (10/6)

October 7, 2020

High School Volleyball

Iowa

  • (#8 4A)Cedar Rapids Xavier 3, Hempstead 2 (25-23, 34-32, 25-13, 25-23,15-12)
  • (#10 5A) Senior 3, Iowa City West 1
  • (#7 5A) Iowa City Liberty 3, Wahlert 0
  • (#5 4A) Western Dubuque 3, Iowa City High 1
  • (#6 2A) Dyersville Beckman 3, (#8 4A)West Delaware 2 (Blazers WAMAC Champs)
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 3, Calamus-Wheatland 1
  • Clayton Ridge 3, Postville 0
  • Solon 3, Maquoketa 0

Wisconsin

  • Shullsburg 3, River Ridge 1

High School Girls Swimming

  • Wahlert 100, Senior 68

High School Cross Country

  • The Western Dubuque girls captured the title at the West Delaware Invitational. Cascade was 8th and Beckman 10th in the 14 team field. In the boys race, the Western Dubuque boys ran 6th, Cascade 11, Beckman 16th in the 17 team field.

MVC All Divisional Golf Selections

October 7, 2020

The Mississippi Valley Conference has named their all-divisional golf teams for the just completed fall season.

In the Mississippi Division: 1st team honors were garnered by Ben Vaasan of Wahlert and brothers Davis and Jax Stelzer of Western Dubuque.  Jackson Webber of Western Dubuque was named to the 2nd team. Honorable Mention selections included Ben Cummer and Nick Splinter of Wahlert.

In the Valley Division: 1st team honors went to Timmy Casey of Senior and Wil Sigwarth of Hempstead. Nick Obbink of Senior was a 2nd team pick. Nick Kasebauer of Hempstead and Aidan Obermueller of Senior were honorable mention.

Lakers outlast Heat...Astros, Rays, Dodgers, Braves win

October 7, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Davis scored 22 points, including a game-clinching 3-pointer in the final minute as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat, 102-96. LeBron James finished with 28 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in helping L.A. take a three-games-to-one lead in the NBA Finals. Kentavious (kehn-TAY’-vee-uhs) Caldwell-Pope scored 15 to help the Lakers get within one victory of their 18th championship and first in 10 years.

UNDATED (AP) — The Houston Astros took a 2-0 lead in the AL Division Series, while the Tampa Rays tied their ALDS at a game apiece. George Springer homered twice and Framber Valdez worked seven strong innings as the Astros beat Oakland, 5-2. The Rays overcame Giancarlo Stanton’s two home runs by getting round-trippers from Randy Arozarena, Mike Zunino, Manuel Margot and Austin Meadows in a 7-5 downing of the New York Yankees.

UNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves have opened their respective NL Division Series with victories. Five Dodgers pitchers combined in a three-hitter and Los Angeles took advantage of 10 walks to beat San Diego, 5-1. Travis d’Arnaud  crushed a three-run homer while the Braves erupted for six runs in the seventh inning of a 9-5 win against Miami.

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain the Miami Dolphins’ starting quarterback for at least another week, further delaying the NFL debut of Tua Tagovailoa . The Dolphins announced yesterday on Twitter that Fitzpatrick will get the nod Sunday at San Francisco. Fitzpatrick has thrown for four touchdowns and five interceptions for the 1-3 Dolphins.

UNDATED (AP) — The New York Rangers have used the top pick in the NHL Draft to select the No. 1 prospect in North America. Alexis Lafreniere  was selected by the Rangers, making him the first Canadian to go No. 1 since Connor McDavid was chosen by Edmonton in 2015. Lafrienere is the first to earn both Canadian Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League MVP honors in consecutive seasons since Sidney Crosby in 2004 and ’05.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (10/6)

October 7, 2020

AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Houston 5 Oakland 2  (Houston leads 2-0)
Final Tampa Bay 7 N.Y. Yankees 5  (Series tied 1-1)
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NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Atlanta 9 Miami 5  (Atlanta leads 1-0)
Final L.A. Dodgers 5 San Diego 1  (L.A. leads 1-0)
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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final L.A. Lakers 102 Miami 96  (L.A. leads 3-1)

Area Scoreboard from Monday (10/5)

October 6, 2020

Boys High School Golf

The Wahlert High School boy’s golf team has advanced to state tournament play later this week. The Golden Eagles finished runners up yesterday at  the district meet played at Glynns Creek Golf Course in Bettendorf. Wahlert shot 321, five strokes behind district champion Pleasant Valley. Will Coohey carded a team best 76 paced the Golden Eagles.  Western Dubuque finished 5th totaling 331.

At the district meet held at Elmcrest in Cedar Rapids: Senior finished in 8th shooting 342 and Hempstead was 9th registering a 351.

The two-day State Fall Golf Meet will be held Friday and Saturday at Des Moines Golf & Country Club.

 

High School Volleyball

Iowa

  • Durant 3, Bellevue 0

Wisconsin

  • Shullsburg 3, Benton 0
  • Potosi 3, Cassville 0

Cross Country

  • At the Bellevue Marquette Catholic Invitational yesterday, the Wahlert girls captured the title followed by Southwestern/Cuba City/Benton. The boys meet title also won by Wahlert with Southwestern/Cuba City/Benton in 2nd, Marquette Catholic was 7th.

Hempstead Stays 7th in AP Poll

October 6, 2020

The Hempstead High School  football team stayed put at number 7 in the latest Iowa High School Class 4-A  Football Rankings from the Associated Press.

Western Dubuque received consideration votes in Class 3A and Dyersville Beckman and Cascade  in Class 1-A.

Complete AP Rankings below:

Class 4A
Record Pts Prv
1. Southeast Polk (11) 5-0 136 1
2. Ankeny (2) 5-1 116 3
3. Urbandale (1) 5-0 115 2
4. West Des Moines Dowling 4-1 87 4
5. Pleasant Valley 6-0 85 5
6. Waukee 4-2 65 6
7. Dubuque Hempstead 5-1 57 7
8. Iowa City West 3-0 56 8
9. Council Bluffs Lincoln 5-1 18 NR
10. Sioux City East 5-1 14 NR
Others receiving votes: Cedar Rapids Prairie 7. Cedar Falls 3. Indianola 3. West Des Moines Valley 3. Johnston 2. Bettendorf 2. Fort Dodge 1.

Class 3A
Record Pts Prv
1. Cedar Rapids Xavier (6) 6-0 121 1
2. Dallas Center-Grimes (3) 5-0 112 2
3. Council Bluffs Lewis Central (2) 5-0 110 3
4. Harlan (1) 6-0 101 4
5. Washington (2) 6-0 90 5
6. Davenport Assumption 6-0 77 6
7. Webster City 6-0 55 7
8. Manchester West Delaware 6-1 41 10
9. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 5-1 33 9
10. Eldridge North Scott 3-1 13 NR
Others receiving votes: Fort Madison 6. Huxley Ballard 6. Grinnell 2. Epworth Western Dubuque 1. Decorah 1. Nevada 1.

Class 2A
Record Pts Prv
1. Inwood West Lyon (3) 6-0 123 2
1. Williamsburg (4) 6-0 123 1
3. Monroe PCM (5) 6-0 120 3
4. Central Lyon-GLR (2) 6-0 109 4
5. Waukon 4-1 69 7
6. Camanche 5-1 68 8
7. Estherville-Lincoln Central 4-1 43 9
8. Atlantic 5-1 30 NR
9. Solon 4-2 28 NR
10. Spirit Lake 3-2 13 NR
Others receiving votes: State Center West Marshall 12. Monticello 12. Mount Vernon 10. Sioux Center 6. Independence 2. Orange City Unity Christian 2.

Class 1A
Record Pts Prv
1. O-A BCIG (13) 6-0 135 1
2. Van Meter 6-0 121 2
3. Sigourney-Keota (1) 6-0 107 4
4. Jewell South Hamilton 6-0 93 5
5. Emmetsburg 5-0 83 6
6. Southeast Valley 6-0 67 8
7. Underwood 5-1 54 3
8. South Central Calhoun 4-1 37 9
9. Mount Ayr 5-1 20 NR
10. Hawarden West Sioux 4-2 18 10
Others receiving votes: Waterloo Columbus 16. Pleasantville 9. Pocahontas Area-Laurens-Marathon 4. Woodward-Granger 2. Dyersville Beckman 2. Cascade 1. Panora Panorama 1.

Class A
Record Pts Prv
1. Grundy Center (9) 6-0 134 1
2. St. Ansgar (1) 6-0 120 2
3. Iowa City Regina (3) 5-1 113 3
4. Edgewood-Colesburg (1) 6-0 95 5
5. Britt West Hancock 5-1 74 6
6. Monona MFL-Mar-Mac 5-1 59 9
7. Logan-Magnolia 5-1 52 7
8. Fairbank Wapsie Valley 5-1 45 8
9. Calmar South Winneshiek 5-1 34 4
10. Lisbon 4-2 23 10
Others receiving votes: Belle Plaine 9. Oakland Riverside 7. Southwest Valley 6, Council Bluffs St. Albert 3. 14, Fort Dodge St. Edmond 1. 14, Wapello 1.

Class 8-Man
Record Pts Prv
1. Gilbertville-Don Bosco (11) 4-0 130 T1
2. Audubon (1) 5-0 118 T1
3. Remsen Saint Mary’s (1) 5-0 112 3
4. Anita CAM 5-0 91 4
5. Montezuma (1) 6-0 83 5
6. Fremont Mills, Tabor 3-0 56 7
7. Coon Rapids-Bayard 6-0 47 T9
8. Gladbrook-Reinbeck 6-0 45 T9
9. Newell-Fonda 5-1 40 6
10. Easton Valley 5-1 20 8
Others receiving votes: Martensdale-St. Marys 11. Janesville 9. North English English Valleys 6. New London 1. Woodbine 1.

Hall Named Big 12 Offensive POY

October 6, 2020

Iowa State sophomore running back Breece Hall was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week. Hall was instrumental in guiding the Cyclones to a 37-30 victory over No. 18 Oklahoma on Saturday rushing for 139 yards and two touchdowns. Hall is the Big 12 leader in rushing yards per game (132.0) and rushing touchdowns (6), ranking third nationally in both categories.

2 Hawkeyes Opt Out of 2020 Football Season

October 6, 2020

IOWA CITY, Iowa – – University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz has confirmed that two Hawkeye football players, Djimon Colbert and Taajhir McCall, have elected to opt out of the 2020 football season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Colbert, a junior, was scheduled to be a starter at linebacker McCall is a redshirt freshman defensive lineman.

Iowa opens the 2020 season at Purdue on Saturday, October 24th.

Yanks, Astros enjoy blowouts...Texans axe O'Brien

October 6, 2020

UNDATED (AP) — The New York Yankees and Houston Astros have opened their respective AL Division Series with lopsided wins. Clint Frazier, Kyle Higashioka and Aaron Judge belted solo shots off Blake Snell before Giancarlo Stanton’s grand slam in the ninth capped the scoring in the Yankees’ 9-3 win over Tampa Bay. Carlos Correa homered twice and had four RBIs in the Astros’ 10-5 rout of the Athletics.

HOUSTON (AP) — Bill O’Brien has become the first NFL coach this season to lose his job, let go yesterday by the Houston Texans. The move follows Sunday’s 31-23 loss to the previously-winless Minnesota Vikings, which leaves the Texans 0-4 for the first time since 2008. Assistant head coach Romeo Crennel will be the interim coach for the remainder of the season.

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says teams have been warned that they could face the forfeiture of games for violations of COVID-19 protocols that force changes in the regular-season schedule. Goodell issued a memo to the 32 clubs saying protocol violations will result in additional financial and competitive discipline, including the adjustment or loss of draft choices or even the forfeit of a game. The league was forced to reschedule Sunday’s game between the Steelers and Titans to Week 7, and the Chiefs-Patriots game was pushed back to last night.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden has tested positive for the coronavirus. Family friend and Bowden’s former publicist Kim Shiff says the 90-year-old Bowden had been hospitalized in Tallahassee, Florida, for about two weeks. He returned home late last week and was informed he had tested positive.

UNDATED (AP) — Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid has tested positive for COVID-19. The team says the 23-year-old forward is self-quarantining at home and experiencing mild symptoms. The NHL made it through its postseason in bubbles in Toronto and Edmonton without one positive test in August and September.

National Scoreboard from Monday (10/5/20)

October 6, 2020

AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Houston 10 Oakland 5  (Houston leads 1-0)
Final N.Y. Yankees 9 Tampa Bay 3  (N.Y. leads 1-0)
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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Final Kansas City 26 New England 10
Final Green Bay 30 Atlanta 16

NFL Recaps

October 5, 2020

Wilson leads Seahawks to first 4-0 start since 2013

UNDATED (AP) — Russell Wilson continues to sling touchdown passes at a record rate while keeping the Seattle Seahawks undefeated this season.

Wilson was 24 of 34 for 360 yards and two touchdowns as the Seahawks held off the Dolphins, 31-23. After setting an NFL record for TD passes through the first three games of a season, he now has 16 scoring throws to tie Peyton Manning’s four-game mark.

Leading 17-15, Wilson tossed a 17-yard touchdown pass to David Moore to stretch the Seahawks’ lead to 24-15 with 5:24 left. The TD secured Seattle’s second 4-0 start in team history.

Elsewhere in the NFL:

— Tom Brady passed for 369 yards and hit five different receivers for TD as the Buccaneers rallied for their third straight win, 38-31 over the Chargers. Mike Evans, Scotty Miller, O.J. Howard, Cameron Brate and rookie Ke’Shawn Vaughn caught scoring passes from Brady, who threw four of his five TDs after falling behind 24-7 in the second quarter. Rookie Justin Herbert completed 20 of 25 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns in the Chargers’ third loss in a row.

— Baker Mayfield threw for two touchdowns and the Browns held on for a 49-38 victory over the Cowboys to improve to 3-1 for the first time since 2001. Jarvis Landry had his first career touchdown pass in the receiver’s 100th career game, a 37-yard toss to Odell Beckham Jr. Beckham finished with his first three-score game in nearly five years, capped by a 50-yard run on a reverse after the Cowboys had cut a 41-14 deficit to three points with less than four minutes remaining.

— Jared Goff hit Cooper Kupp for a 55-yard touchdown with 6:56 remaining before the Rams held off the winless Giants, 17-9. Darious Williams made a redemptive, diving interception at the Los Angeles 7 with 52 seconds to play to secure the Rams’ third win in four games. Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey and Giants receiver Golden Tate scuffled at midfield after a game filled with trash-talking between the two Nashville-area natives.

— Carson Wentz hit Travis Fulgham on a 42-yard touchdown pass with 5:50 remaining to send the Eagles to their first win of the season, 25-20 over the 49ers. Wentz also ran for an 11-yard TD and threw for 193 yards and a score.  Former Iowa Hawkeye George Kittle had a career-high 15 catches for 183 yards and a score for San Francisco, but Nick Mullens’ third turnover of the night set up the go-ahead touchdown.

— Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes to Tre’Quan Smith 2:19 apart in the second quarter and the short-handed Saints overcame a 14-point deficit and beat the Lions 35-29 in Detroit. The Lions led 14-0 lead 4:37 into the game before New Orleans scored 35 straight points to even its record at 2-2. Detroit has coughed up leads of 17, 11 and 14 points in its three losses.

— Lamar Jackson ran for a 50-yard touchdown and threw for two scores as the Ravens downed Washington, 31-17 to improve to 3-1. Baltimore built a 21-10 halftime lead and opened the third quarter with a drive that ended with Mark Andrews’ second touchdown catch. That was enough to hand Washington its third straight defeat since a season-opening win.

— Josh Allen threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another in leading the Bills to a 30-23 victory over the Raiders. Allen was brilliant in the first half, finishing 15 of 20 with two touchdowns before sustaining a shoulder injury. Derek Carr had a strong performance for the Raiders, going 32 for 44 for 311 yards and two touchdowns.

— Philip Rivers threw a touchdown pass on the Colts’ first possession, and Indianapolis shut down Nick Foles and the Bears in a 19-11 victory. The Colts kept the Bears out of the end zone until Allen Robinson caught a 16-yard pass with 1:35 remaining. Indianapolis recovered the onside kick and came away with its third straight win. Both teams are 3-1.

— Dalvin Cook ran for 130 yards and two touchdowns and the Vikings withstood a late rally from the winless Texans to get their first victory, 31-23. The Texans cut the lead to 8 when Deshaun Watson connected with Kenny Stills on a 24-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-10 with about six minutes remaining. Will Fuller made an acrobatic one-handed catch on fourth down for what was initially ruled a touchdown with about a minute left, but the play was ruled incomplete upon review.

— The Panthers are 2-2 after Teddy Bridgewater threw for 276 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-21 win over the Cardinals. Bridgewater also ran for a TD for the first time since a devastating knee injury in 2016. Carolina scored touchdowns on its first four trips inside the Cardinals’ 20-yard line to build a 28-7 lead.

— Joe Burrow has his first NFL win after the first overall pick threw for 300 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals’ 33-25 decision over the Jaguars. Joe Mixon ran for 151 yards and two touchdowns and caught Joe Burrow’s lone scoring pass. Cincinnati rolled up 505 yards amid a strong performance by its offensive line.

Heat get within 2-1...Pats-Chiefs tonight...Hamlin wins

October 5, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Heat have closed within two games to one in the NBA Finals by downing the Los Angeles Lakers, 115-104. Jimmy Butler recorded the third 40-point triple-double in finals history, delivering 40 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds. LeBron James finished with 25 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for the Lakers, but Anthony Davis added just 15 while dealing with early foul trouble.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots are scheduled to host the Kansas City Chiefs tonight. The game was pushed back a day after Pats starting quarterback Cam Newton and Chiefs backup QB Jordan Ta’amu tested positive for COVID-19. As of last night, it was uncertain whether Brian Hoyer or Jarrett Stidham would start at quarterback for the Patriots.

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Denny Hamlin finally got a playoff win in a messy wreck-fest that took three overtimes, the longest race in Talladega Superspeedway history. Hamlin made the winning pass on the 200th lap with a three-wide sweep coming out of the fourth turn. The Daytona 500 winner had the throttle open on the No. 11 Toyota to nip Matt DiBenedetto and Erik Jones at the finish line, although DiBenedetto was pushed back to 21st due to a driving penalty.

UNDATED (AP) — Oklahoma has dropped out of The Associated Press college football poll for the first time since September 2016, while Iowa State jumped back into the Top 25 after a day of upsets. Largely, there was stability at the top of the rankings after No. 1 Clemson, No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Georgia and No. 4 Florida all won big, though the Bulldogs and Gators switched spots. Five teams dropped out of the rankings after eight ranked teams lost Saturday, six of them to unranked opponents.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sergio Garcia birdied the final hole of the Sanderson Farms Championship for his first PGA Tour win since the 2017 Masters. Garcia closed with a 5-under 67 and won for the 10th consecutive year worldwide. Peter Malnati closed with a career-best 63 and walked off the course as the leader before falling short in his bid for a second PGA title.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (10/4)

October 5, 2020

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final Miami 115 L.A. Lakers 104  (L.A. leads series 2-1)
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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Pittsburgh at Tennessee  (Postponed)
Final Tampa Bay 38 L.A. Chargers 31
Final Cleveland 49 Dallas 38
Final Baltimore 31 Washington 17
Final Carolina 31 Arizona 21
Final New Orleans 35 Detroit 29
Final Cincinnati 33 Jacksonville 25
Final Minnesota 31 Houston 23
Final Seattle 31 Miami 23
Final L.A. Rams 17 N-Y Giants 9
Final Buffalo 30 Las Vegas 23
Final Indianapolis 19 Chicago 11
Final Philadelphia 25 San Francisco 20

Sports News 10/4

October 4, 2020

UNDATED (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots were supposed to provide the best matchup on Sunday’s NFL schedule. Instead, that game at Arrowhead Stadium has been postponed after Patriots starting quarterback Cam Newton and a Chiefs practice squad player tested positive for COVID-19. The Chiefs shut down their facility Saturday and are looking ahead to playing their showdown with the Patriots, which the NFL hopes will be played Monday or Tuesday.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers linebacker Christian Kirksey and wide receiver Allen Lazard have gone on injured reserve after both players got hurt in a victory over the New Orleans Saints.

SCOTTSALE, Ariz. (AP) — Police say a former professional baseball player sought in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend in a Phoenix suburb was found dead Saturday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the Grand Canyon.  Scottsdale police say the body of  Charles Haeger, 37, was discovered about 4 p.m. on a trail along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona. Haeger was a pitcher drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2001, and he played 83 innings in the major leagues.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Filly Swiss Skydiver beat favored Authentic in a stretch duel in the Preakness Stakes run without fans Saturday. She’s the sixth filly and first since Rachel Alexandra in 2009 to win the race, which this year served as the third leg of the Triple Crown for the first time.Swiss Skydiver went off at 11-1 and and finishing just ahead of 3-2 favorite Authentic and third-place Jesus’ Team, who was 40-1.

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic has tied a record shared by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal by getting to the fourth round of the French Open for the 11th consecutive time.

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — Sergio Garcia is part of a three-way tie for the lead through 54 holes of the PGA’s Sanderson Farms Championship. He shares the lead with J.T. Poston and Cameron Davis.

Football Scorecard From Saturday 10/3

October 4, 2020

Football

Local

Baker University 57,  Clarke University 3 – Clarke Homecoming

Top 25 Football Action

Iowa State 37, (18) Oklahoma 30

TCU 33,  (9) Texas 31

(1)Clemson 41, Virginia 23

(2) Alabama 52, Texas A & M 24

(3) Florida 38, South Carolina  24

(4) Georgia 27,  (7) Auburn 6

Tulsa 34,  (11) UCF  26

(12) North Carolina 26, Boston College 22

(15) Cincinnati  28, South Florida 7

Arkansas 21, (16) Mississippi State 14

(17) Oklahoma State  47, Kansas 7

(20) LSU 41 Vanderbilt 7

(21) Tennessee 35  Missouri 12

North Carolina State 30 (24) Pittsburgh 29

SMU 30 (25) Memphis  27

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (10/1)

October 2, 2020

  High School Football

  • Iowa City West 35, Senior 24 

High School Volleyball

  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 3, Midland 2
  • Cascade 3, Anamosa 1
  • Clayton Ridge 3, Central Elkader 0

High School Boys Golf

  • The Wahlert Golden Eagles laid claim to the city championship following 2nd round play at Dubuque Golf and Country Club. The Golden Eagles won by 15 strokes over Western Dubuque 315-330. Senior was 3rd with 339 and Hempstead 4th Ben Vaassen of Wahlert won the medalist honors shooting 152 over both rounds.

High School Cross Country

  • At the Western Dubuque Invitational in Epworth: In the girls race: Wahlert ran to the team championship with Western Dubuque 2nd out of the 12 team field. Cascade was 7th and Dyersville Beckman 8th. In the boys race:  Wahlert finished 4th, Western Dubuque 5th, Cascade 8th, Dyersville Beckman 11th. Decorah won the meet.
  • At the Bud Williams Invitational in Iowa City. The Senior High girls won the team title. The Ram boys team with a 6th place effort.

COVID Knocks Out Wendy’s-Midwest One Classic

October 2, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has knocked out one of the favorite sporting events from the area winter sports calendar in the coming season. The Wendy’s-Midwest One Girls and Boys High School Basketball Classics at Loras College and presented by AM 1370 KDTH will not be held this season. The girl’s event was schedule for December 12th and the boy’s classic for January 16th. The current COVID-19 protocols and guidelines on the Loras College campus prevented the use of their facilities those dates and being unable to secure a back-up venue led to making this difficult decision.

Braves, A's, Dodgers complete sweeps...Broncos get first win

October 2, 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have advanced to the National League Division Series by completing a two-game sweep of the Reds, 5-0. Rookie Ian Anderson was sharp in his postseason debut, allowing two hits while striking out eight over six innings. Marcell Ozuna  and Adam Duvall belted two-run homers in the eighth to secure the Braves’ first series win since 2001.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. and Wil Myers each hit two of San Diego’s five home runs as the Padres beat St. Louis, 11-9 to even the NL Wild Card Series at a game apiece. The Cardinals led 6-2 until Tatis slammed his first postseason home run, a three-run blast in the sixth inning. Myers homered in the seventh and eighth innings for the Padres, who also got round-trippers from Manny Machado.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers completed a two-game sweep of their Wild Card Series as Clayton Kershaw struck out 13 while allowing three hits over eight innings of a 3-0 shutout of Milwaukee. Each run came in the fifth inning, beginning with Austin Barnes’ RBI single. Mookie Betts followed with a two-run double that chased losing pitcher Brandon Woodruff.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have won their AL Wild Card Series by taking the last two games from the Chicago White Sox, including Thursday’s 6-4 comeback. The A’s trailed 3-0 until Sean Murphy’s two-run homer in a four-run fourth. The A’s moved in front when Mark Canha and Matt Olson walked with two out and the bases loaded later in the fourth, but they needed Chad Pinder’s two-run single in the sixth to go ahead to stay.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have their first victory following a 37-28 win over the 0-and-4 New York Jets at the Meadowlands. Brandon McManus put Denver ahead to stay by drilling a 53-yard field goal with 3:12 remaining, one series before Melvin Gordon put the game out of reach with a 43-yard TD burst. Gordon ran for 107 yards and two scores, while Brett Rypien  passed for 242 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in his first NFL start.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (10/1)

October 2, 2020

AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Oakland 6 Chicago White Sox 4  (Oakland wins 2-1)
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NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Miami at Chi Cubs. (Postponed)
Final Atlanta 5 Cincinnati 0  (Atlanta wins series 2-0)
Final San Diego 11 St. Louis 9  (Series tied 1-1)
Final L.A. Dodgers 3 Milwaukee 0  (L.A. wins series 2-0)
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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Final Denver 37 N-Y Jets 28

COVID Knocks Out Wendy’s-Midwest One Classic

October 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has knocked out one of the favorite sporting events from the area winter sports calendar in the coming season.  The Wendy’s-Midwest One Girls and Boys High School Basketball Classics at Loras College and presented by AM 1370 KDTH will not be held this season. The girl’s event was schedule for December 12th and the boy’s classic for January 16th.  The current COVID-19 protocols and guidelines on the Loras College campus prevented the use of their facilities those dates and being unable to secure a back-up venue led to making this difficult decision.

Rams and Trojans Collide Tonight

October 1, 2020

There is a top 10 showdown in Iowa High School football inside Dalzell Field. The 9th ranked Senior Rams host 8th ranked Iowa City West.  The Rams are coming off a decisive victory last Friday at Waterloo West to go to 3-and-2 on the season while (2-0) Trojans haven’t played a game since September 4th when they were forced to pause the season due to the Iowa City school district going to all virtual learning.

You can hear the game on AM 1370 and kdth.com with pregame around 7:05 pm.

 

American Rivers Conference Announces Fall to Spring Schedule Guidance

October 1, 2020

The American Rivers Conference has announced their guidance plans for Loras, Dubuque, and other league schools for moving fall sports into the spring.

In football, the provisional plan provides for each school to play three conference games with the option to play up to five games if the school so chooses. The two optional games can be scheduled against conference or non-conference opponents. The league decided there will be no conference champion crowned in football.

Volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer schedules anticipate eight conference games, a full single round-robin, with the option to play more conference or non-conference games if they desire. Those sports plan to crown conference champions.

 

USHL-Fighting Saints Schedule Release

October 1, 2020

The season is starting later than normal due to COVID-19, but the United State Hockey League has released the 54 game regular season schedule which will start in November.

The Dubuque Fighting Saints will play their season open at home on Friday, November 6th against Muskegon and then will host Youngstown the following night. The Saints will have home ice for much of the early portion of the schedule hosting 10 of their first 15 games at Mystique Community Ice Center.
The Fighting Saints say details on preseason games, tickets for the regular season and more will be released over the next few weeks.

Here is a link to the Fighting Saints schedule: https://www.dubuquefightingsaints.com/page/show/5985268-2020-2021-schedule

Lakers roll...Titans-Steelers game still in flux

October 1, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Davis poured in 34 points and the Los Angeles Lakers took Game 1 of the NBA Finals by pounding the Miami Heat, 116-98. LeBron James contributed 25 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists for the Lakers, who led by as many as 32 in the fourth quarter. Jimmy Butler’s 23 points led the Heat, who finished the game without Bam Adebayo (ad-eh-BY-oh) and Goran Dragic because of injuries.

UNDATED (AP) — The NFL says the Pittsburgh-Tennessee game originally scheduled for Sunday will be played either Monday or Tuesday, giving the Titans at least one more day to see if the team’s coronavirus outbreak is under control. One new positive test result came back Wednesday, a day after the Titans had three players and five team personnel test positive for COVID-19. Coach Mike Vrabel says the Titans are preparing to play as early as Monday.

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is threatening teams with possible suspensions for sideline personnel, including coaches, who don’t properly wear face coverings during the pandemic. Forfeiting draft picks also could be among disciplinary measures for failing to comply with league/players’ union protocols. Several head coaches have been fined for failure to wear masks or face shields.

UNDATED (AP) — The New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros have advanced to the American League Division Series by completing two-game sweeps. The Yankees knocked off Cleveland, 10-0, the Rays ripped Toronto, 8-2 and the Astros handed Minnesota its major league-record 18th consecutive playoff loss, 3-1. Oakland stayed alive in the AL Wild Card Series by downing the Chicago White Sox, 5-3.

UNDATED (AP) — Atlanta, Miami, St. Louis and the Los Angeles Dodgers took the opener of their playoff series. The Braves knocked off Cincinnati, 1-0 in 13 innings before the Marlins posted a 5-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs. The Cardinals were 7-4 winners at San Diego and the Dodgers doubled up the Brewers, 4-2.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (9/30)

October 1, 2020

AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Houston 3 Minnesota 1  (Houston wins series 2-0)
Final Oakland 5 Chicago White Sox 3 (Series tied 1-1)
Final Tampa Bay 8 Toronto 2 (Tampa Bay wins series 2-0)
Final N.Y. Yankees 10 Cleveland 9 (New York wins series 2-0)
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NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Atlanta 1 Cincinnati 0 (Atlanta leads series 1-0)
Final Miami 5 Chicago Cubs 1 (Miami leads series 1-0)
Final St. Louis 7 San Diego 4 (St. Louis leads series 1-0)
Final L.A. Dodgers 4 Milwaukee 2 (L.A. leads series 1-0)
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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION FINALS
Final L.A. Lakers 116 Miami 98 (L.A. leads series 1-0)

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/29)

September 30, 2020

High School Volleyball

  • Hempstead 3, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 1
  • Senior 3, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 2
  • Wahlert 3, Cedar Rapids Washington 0
  • Western Dubuque 3, Linn-Mar 0
  • Dyersville Beckman 3, Solon 1
  • Cascade 3, Bellevue 0
  • Clayton Ridge 3, North Fayette Valley 0

Wisconsin

  • Shullsburg 3, River Ridge 2
  • Highland 3, Potosi 2
  • Dodgeville 3, Lancaster 0

High School Girls Swimming

  • Iowa City West 140, Wahlert 43
  • Hempstead 104, Cedar Rapids Washington 80

College Volleyball

  • Clarke 3, Culver Stockton 0

College Soccer

  • (men) Clarke 4, Graceland 1
  • (women) Clarke 3, Graceland 0

Rays, Yanks roll...ChiSox, Astros win...NFL COVID outbreak

September 30, 2020

UNDATED (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees opened their respective AL Wild Card Series with victories yesterday. Blake Snell was sharp in the Rays’ 3-1 win over the Blue Jays, striking out nine while holding Toronto to one hit over 5 2/3 scoreless innings. Gerrit Cole struck out 13 and allowed two runs over seven innings of the Yankees’ 13-2 thumping of Cleveland.

UNDATED (AP) — The Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros were 4-1 winners in Game 1 of their AL Wild Card Series. Lucas Giolito  carried a perfect game into the seventh inning of his postseason debut to pitch the White Sox to a victory against Oakland. Jose Altuve drew a bases-loaded walk to spark the Astros’ three-run ninth against Minnesota, the Twins major league-record 17th consecutive postseason loss.

UNDATED (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers’ game against Tennessee this weekend is in jeopardy after three Titans players and five personnel tested positive for COVID-19. The outbreak also caused the Minnesota Vikings to suspend in-person activities, two days after they played the Titans. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said his team has been “given a mandate” by the NFL to prepare as if the game will be played on time.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have named Brett Rypien  as their starting quarterback for tomorrow’s game against the New York Jets. Rypien is the nephew of former Washington quarterback Mark Rypien. He’ll become the ninth quarterback to start for the Broncos since Peyton Manning retired following Denver’s win in Super Bowl 50.

PARIS (AP) — Top seed Novak Djokovic  won his opening-round match at the French Open yesterday, dropping just five games in a straight-sets victory. No. 13 seed Andrey Rublev lost two tiebreakers before taking the next three sets to beat American Sam Querrey. Other winners include fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, ninth seed Denis Shapovalov, women’s second seed Karolina Pliskova , No. 4 Sofia Kenin and No. 8 Aryna Sabalenka.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/29)

September 30, 2020

AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Houston 4 Minnesota 1  (Houston leads 1-0)
Final Chicago White Sox 4 Oakland 1  (Chicago leads 1-0)
Final Tampa Bay 3 Toronto 1  (Tampa Bay leads 1-0)
Final N.Y. Yankees 12 Cleveland 3 (N.Y. leads 1-0)

Today:

AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Houston at Minnesota 12:08 p.m.

Chi White Sox at Oakland 2:10 p.m.
Toronto at Tampa Bay 3:07 p.m.
N-Y Yankees at Cleveland 6:08 p.m.
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NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Cincinnati at Atlanta 11:08 p.m.
Miami at Chi Cubs 1:08 p.m.
St. Louis at San Diego 4:08 p.m.
Milwaukee at L-A Dodgers 9:08 p.m.

Area Scoreboard from Monday (9/28)

September 29, 2020

High School Boys Golf

  • In the 2nd round of the MVC Valley Divisional Meet played at the Meadows: Senior finished in 3rd place after shooting a 339 for a total 690 after two rounds. Hempstead was 4th after posting a 349 and total 690. Xavier was the divisional champ after the second round with 658.
  • In the 2nd round of the MVC Mississippi Divisional meet played at Thunder Hills: Paced by a medalist effort from Davis Steltzer with a 70, Western Dubuque shot 301 for a 6 stroke win over Cedar Falls and it propelled the Bobcats to a runner up finish for the two rounds with 620, six strokes behind champ Cedar Falls. Wahlert shot 5th yesterday with 328 and finished sixth overall with a 651 total.
  • Galena defeated Forreston: 177 to 199

High School Girls Golf

  • SWAL Mini Meet played at Lancaster: Lancaster finished 2nd 193, eight strokes behind Wisconsin Dells, Southwestern/Cuba City/Benton was 3rd and Darlington 4th in the 5 team event

High School Volleyball

  • Shullsburg 3, Highland 2
  • River Ridge 3, Benton 0

Mustang and Ram Football Teams Both Ranked

September 29, 2020

The City of Dubuque has two top 10 ranked high school football teams this week in the latest Iowa Associated Press rankings.  The Hempstead Mustangs have moved up two spots and are ranked 7th this week in Class 4-A while the Senior Rams made their season debut in the poll at number 9. The Rams host 8th ranked Iowa City West on Thursday night while the Mustangs host Cedar Rapids Jefferson on Friday night.

  • Western Dubuque received consideration votes again this week for the 3-A top 10, the Bobcats will travel to 10th ranked West Delaware on Friday night. Maquoketa received consideration votes in Class 2-A and Dyersville Beckman in Class 1-A.

ISU’s Bailey Big 12 Honors

September 29, 2020

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State senior defensive end JaQuan Bailey was named the Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Week, announced yesterday. Bailey had a monster game in Iowa State’s 37-34 victory at TCU on Saturday. The senior set or tied four Iowa State school records, including equaling school single-game marks in sacks (3.5) and TFL (4.0).

Lightning win Stanley Cup ... Chiefs thump Ravens

September 29, 2020

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The arena was largely empty, but the shouts of joy from the bench suggested the triumph of winning the Stanley Cup in a bubble was no less sweet for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Brayden Point scored his playoff-best 14th goal, and the Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 2-0, capping off an NHL playoff staged in quarantine during the pandemic. The clock hitting zeros set off a wild celebration for a group that endured years of playoff heartbreak and two months in isolation. Goals from Point and Blake Coleman and a 22-save shutout by Andrei Vasilevskiy were enough to power the Lightning to their second championship in franchise history.

BALTIMORE (AP) — In a matchup of MVP quarterbacks, Patrick Mahomes outshone Lamar Jackson, as the Kansas City Chiefs delivered a convincing 34-20 beating of the Baltimore Ravens. Mahomes threw four touchdown passes against a Baltimore defense that had only given up two touchdowns so far this season. Mahomes was the NFL MVP in 2018, while Jackson took the award last year. As the Ravens starter, Jackson has only lost four games, but three of those losses have been to Mahomes and the Chiefs.

CLEVELAND (AP) — When the Yankees and Indians take the field in Cleveland this afternoon, New York slugger Gary Sánchez will be on the bench. After batting just .147 this season, Yankees manager Aaron Boone confirmed Monday the slumping slugger will sit in favor of Kyle Higashioka for the wild-card opener. Giancarlo Stanton is set to start at designated hitter. Gerrit Cole gets the start for the Yanks, while Shane Bieber goes for Cleveland, after leading the American League in wins, ERA and strikeouts.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — At the outset of baseball’s pandemic-delayed season a little over two months ago, there was little to indicate the Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays might meet again to begin the playoffs. While the Rays launched the truncated 60-game schedule with expectations of making a strong bid for their first division title in a decade, the Blue Jays generally were viewed as an immensely talented young team still years away from postseason contention. The AL East rivals meet this afternoon in St. Petersburg, Florida.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a 20-year major league career spent with eight different teams, Jay Johnstone was known as one of baseball’s great pranksters but also a two-time World Series champion. Johnstone died over the weekend of complications from COVID-19, according to his daughter. He was 74. Former teammate and current Dodgers broadcaster Rick Monday describes Johnstone as a “bigger than life” personality, but “when the game was on the line, he was able to transform that little 7-year-old child that was always in a playful mood into serious.”

National Scoreboard from Monday (9/28)

September 29, 2020

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Tampa Bay 2 Dallas 0  (Tampa Bay win Stanley Cup 4-2)
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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Final Kansas City 34 Baltimore 20

Packers and Bears 3-0....Vikings Fall to 0-3

September 28, 2020

— The Packers are 3-0 after Aaron Rodgers passed for 283 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-30 win at New Orleans. Green Bay receiver and former Iowa State Cyclone Allen Lazard caught six passes for 146 yards and a TD, including gains of 48 and 72 yards on long throws that set up touchdowns.

 

— Nick Foles replaced Mitchell Trubisky in the third quarter and tossed three touchdown passes over the final 6 1/2 minutes of the Bears’ wild 30-26 comeback win over the Falcons. The Bears improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2013 after becoming the latest team to rally from a huge second-half deficit versus Atlanta.

 

— Stephen Gostkowski made his career-high sixth field goal of game, a 55-yarder with 1:48 left that lifted undefeated Tennessee to a 31-30 victory over the winless Vikings. Derrick Henry rushed for 119 yards and two third-quarter touchdowns while Ryan Tannehill passed for 321 yards for another comeback after trailing most of the game.

Postseason Baseball Glance

September 28, 2020

By The Associated Press

All Times EDT
x-if necessary
Note: Times are broadcast air times; game times not available.
WILD CARD SERIES
(Best-of-3)
American League
(Broadcast TBA)
Tampa Bay vs. Toronto
Tuesday, Sept. 29: Toronto at Tampa Bay (Snell 4-2), 5 p.m. (TBS)
Wednesday, Sept. 30: Toronto at Tampa Bay (Glasnow 5-1), 4 p.m. (TBS)
x-Thursday, Oct. 1: Toronto at Tampa Bay (Morton 2-2)
Oakland vs. Chicago White Sox
Tuesday, Sept. 29: Chicago White Sox (Giolito 4-3) at Oakland (Manaea 4-3), 3 p.m. (ESPN)
Wednesday, Sept. 30: Chicago White Sox (Keuchel 6-2) at Oakland (Bassitt 5-2), 3 p.m. (ESPN)
x-Thursday, Oct. 1: Chicago White Sox at Oakland
Minnesota vs. Houston
Tuesday, Sept. 29: Houston (Greinke 3-3) at Minnesota (Maeda 6-1), 2 p.m. (ABC)
Wednesday, Sept. 30: Houston at Minnesota (Berríos 5-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN2)
x-Thursday, Oct. 1: Houston at Minnesota (Pineda 2-0)
Cleveland vs. New York Yankees
Tuesday, Sept. 29: New York Yankees (Cole 7-3) at Cleveland (Bieber 8-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Wednesday, Sept. 30: New York Yankees (Tanaka 3-3) at Cleveland (Carrasco 3-4), 7 p.m. (ESPN)
x-Thursday, Oct. 1: New York Yankees (Happ 2-2 or Garcia 3-3) at Cleveland (Plesac 4-2)
National League
(Broadcast TBA)
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Milwaukee
Wednesday, Sept. 30: Milwaukee at Los Angeles Dodgers (Buehler 1-0), 10 p.m. (ESPN)
Thursday, Oct. 1: Miwaukee at Los Angeles Dodgers
x-Friday, Oct. 2: Milwaukee at Los Angeles Dodgers
Atlanta vs. Cincinnati
Wednesday, Sept. 30: Cincinnati (Bauer 5-4) at Atlanta (Fried 7-0), noon (ESPN)
Thursday, Oct. 1: Cincinnati (4-6) at Atlanta
x-Friday, Oct. 2: Cincinnati at Atlanta
Chicago Cubs vs. Miami
Wednesday, Sept. 30: Miami at Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 6-5 or Darvish 8-3), 2 p.m. (ABC)
Thursday, Oct. 1: Miami at Chicago Cubs (Darvish 8-3 or Hendricks 6-5)
x-Friday, Oct. 2: Miami at Chicago Cubs
San Diego vs. St. Louis
Wednesday, Sept. 30: St. Louis at San Diego (Lamet 3-1), 5 p.m. (ESPN2)
Thursday, Oct. 1: St. Louis at San Diego
x-Friday, Oct. 2: St. Louis at San Diego
DIVISION SERIES
(Best-of-5)
American League
(All Games on TBS)
Tampa Bay-Toronto winner vs. Cleveland-New York winner
At San Diego
Monday, Oct. 5: Cleveland-New York winner vs. Tampa Bay-Toronto winner
Tuesday, Oct. 6: Cleveland-New York winner vs. Tampa Bay-Toronto winner
Wednesday, Oct. 7: Tampa Bay-Toronto winner vs. Cleveland-New York winner
x-Thursday, Oct. 8: Tampa Bay-Toronto winner vs. Cleveland-New York winner
x-Friday, Oct. 9: Cleveland-New York winner vs. Tampa Bay-Toronto winner
Oakland-Chicago White Sox winner vs. Minnesota-Houston winner
At Los Angeles
Monday, Oct. 5: Minnesota-Houston winner vs. Oakland-Chicago winner
Tuesday, Oct. 6: Minnesota-Houston winner vs. Oakland-Chicago winner
Wednesday, Oct. 7: Oakland-Chicago winner vs. Minnesota-Houston winner
x-Thursday, Oct. 8: Oakland-Chicago winner vs. Minnesota-Houston winner
x-Friday, Oct. 9: Minnesota-Houston winner vs. Oakland-Chicago winner
National League
San Diego-St. Louis winner vs. Los Angeles Dodgers-Milwaukee winner
At Arlington, Texas
Tuesday, Oct. 6: San Diego-St. Louis winner vs. Los Angeles Dodgers-Milwaukee winner (FS1 or MLB)
Wednesday, Oct. 7: San Diego-St. Louis winner vs. Los Angeles Dodgers-Milwaukee winner (FS1 or MLB)
Thursday, Oct. 8: Los Angeles Dodgers-Milwaukee winner vs. San Diego-St. Louis winner (FS1 or MLB)
x-Friday, Oct. 9: Los Angeles Dodgers-Milwaukee winner vs. San Diego-St. Louis winner (FS1)
x-Saturday, Oct. 10: San Diego-St. Louis vs. Los Angeles Dodgers-Milwaukee winner (FS)
Chicago Cubs-Miami winner vs. Atlanta-Cincinnati winner
At Houston
Tuesday, Oct. 6: Chicago Cubs-Miami winner vs. Atlanta-Cincinnati winner (FS1 or MLB)
Wednesday, Oct. 7: Chicago Cubs-Miami vs. Atlanta-Cincinnati (FS1 or MLB)
Thursday, Oct. 8: Atlanta-Cincinnati vs. Chicago Cubs-Miami winner (FS1 or MLB)
x-Friday, Oct. 9: Atlanta-Cincinnati vs. Chicago Cubs-Miami winner (FS1)
x-Saturday, Oct. 10: Chicago Cubs-Miami vs. Atlanta-Cincinnati (FS1)
LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
(Best-of-7)
American League
At San Diego
(All Games on TBS)
Sunday. Oct. 11:
Monday, Oct. 12:
Tuesday, Oct. 13:
Wednesday, Oct. 14:
x-Thursday, Oct. 15:
x-Friday, Oct. 16:
x-Saturday, Oct. 17:
National League
At Arlington, Texas
(Fox or FS1)
Monday, Oct. 12:
Tuesday, Oct. 13:
Wednesday, Oct. 14:
Thursday, Oct. 15:
x-Friday, Oct. 16:
x-Saturday, Oct. 17:
x-Sunday, Oct. 18:
WORLD SERIES
(Best-of-7)
At Arlington, Texas
(All Games on Fox)
Tuesday, Oct. 20:
Wednesday, Oct. 21:
Friday, Oct. 23:
Saturday, Oct. 24:
x-Sunday, Oct. 25:
x-Tuesday, Oct. 27:
x-Wednesday, Oct. 28:

Heat vs. Lakers...Rivers climbs all-time lists

September 28, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers will open the NBA Finals on Wednesday. The Heat advanced by reeling off a 26-6 run in the fourth quarter to turn a 96-90 deficit into a 125-113 win over the Boston Celtics. Bam Adebayo (ad-eh-BY’-oh) scored a season-high 32 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Heat.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Philip Rivers moved up the NFL’s all-time lists in three categories while guiding the Indianapolis Colts to a 36-7 rout of the New York Jets. Rivers became the sixth player in NFL history to throw for more than 60,000 yards. He also became the sixth player to throw 400 career touchdown passes, and moved ahead of Dan Marino for fifth place all-time in career completions.

UNDATED (AP) — Ron Roenicke  has been told he will not return as manager of the Boston Red Sox, ending a one-year, shotgun stopgap on the final day of a pandemic-shortened season that resulted in a last-place finish in the AL East. Roenicke was hired on the eve of spring training after Alex Cora was implicated in Houston’s sign stealing scandal.

UNDATED (AP) — The Minnesota Twins won the AL Central yesterday and the Milwaukee Brewers claimed the final NL wild-card berth despite losses by both teams. The Twins wrapped up a division title when the Chicago White Sox dropped a 10-8 decision to the Cubs. The Brewers advanced with losses by the Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kurt Busch ended an 0-for-21 losing streak at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with good timing and then three tremendous restarts. Busch entered the race 12th in the standings and in danger of elimination from title contention, but the victory earned him an automatic berth into the next round. Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer , Aric Almirola and Austin Dillon are all below the cutline with two races remaining in the second round.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (9/27)

September 28, 2020

INTERLEAGUE
Final L.A. Dodgers 5 L.A. Angels 0
Final Tampa Bay 5 Philadelphia 0
Final Cleveland 8 Pittsburgh 6
Final Miami 5 N.Y. Yankees 0
Final Boston 9 Atlanta 1
Final Chicago Cubs 10 Chicago White Sox 8
Final Cincinnati 5 Minnesota 3
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
Final Kansas City 3 Detroit 1
Final Baltimore 7 Toronto 5
Final Oakland 6 Seattle 2
Final Texas 8 Houston 4
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
Final Arizona 11 Colorado 3
Final St. Louis 5 Milwaukee 2
Final San Diego 5 San Francisco 4
Final Washington 15 N.Y. Mets 5
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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final Miami 125 Boston 113  (Miami wins the series )
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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Final Pittsburgh 28 Houston 21
Final Tennessee 31 Minnesota 30
Final Ot Cincinnati 23 Philadelphia 23
Final Chicago 30 Atlanta 26
Final Cleveland 34 Washington 20
Final New England 36 Las Vegas 20
Final Buffalo 35 L.A. Rams 32
Final San Francisco 36 N-Y Giants 9
Final Indianapolis 36 N-Y Jets 7
Final Carolina 21 L.A. Chargers 16
Final Tampa Bay 28 Denver 10
Final Detroit 26 Arizona 23
Final Seattle 38 Dallas 31
Final Green Bay 37 New Orleans 30

Sunday Sports

September 27, 2020

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Breece Hall fan for 154 yards and three touchdowns as Iowa State opened Big 12 play with a 37-34 win at TCU. JaQuan Bailey had 3 1/2 sacks to become the career leader for the Cyclones. He also recovered a fumble after one of his sacks to set up Brock Purdy’s touchdown pass just before halftime. The Cyclones are 1-1. TCU played its first game of coach Gary Patterson’s 20th season. The Horned Frogs weren’t able to play their scheduled nonconference game against SMU after positive COVID-19 tests. TCU had a crowd of 11,852.

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Sam Ehlinger hit Joshua Moore on a 12-yard touchdown pass in overtime to send No. 8 Texas to a wild 63-56 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday. The Longhorns rallied with two touchdowns in the final 3 minutes of regulation. Moore also scored with 40 seconds left and Ehlinger’s 2-point conversion pass to Brennan Eagles tied it in regulation. Texas got the ball first in overtime and scored. Texas Tech’s only possession ended with an interception. The Longhorns are 2-0 for the first time under fourth-year coach Tom Herman.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Skylar Thompson passed for 334 yards and ran for three touchdowns, and Kansas State rallied from 21 points down to beat No. 3 Oklahoma 38-35. Freshman Deuce Vaughn caught four passes for 129 yards and ran for a touchdown for the Wildcats, who were coming off a season-opening loss to Arkansas State. Oklahoma freshman Spencer Rattler passed for 387 yards and four touchdowns, but he threw three interceptions.

UNDATED (AP) — The Pirate plundered the defending national champions and Oklahoma got it’s annual faceplant as a big favorite out of the way early. Texas made a wild comeback to keep the Big 12 from going up in flames. College football was batty on Saturday, which for the first time in a season that was never a certainty made things feel normal. The Southeastern Conference kicked off with one of the season’s first stunners. No. 6 LSU got Air Raided by Mississippi State in the debut of Bulldogs coach Mike Leach.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Dallas Stars have earned themselves at least two more days in the Edmonton bubble. The Stars have forced a Game 6 in the Stanley Cup finals by getting a goal from Corey Perry in double-overtime to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-2.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have powered their way to their first trip to the NBA Finals in a decade. LeBron James posted his 27th triple-double in leading the Lakers to a 117-107 win over the Denver Nuggets in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. James finished with 38 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists to become the fourth player to reach 10 NBA Finals.

CHICAGO (AP) — Yoan Moncada homered, José Abreu hit a three-run double and the playoff-bound Chicago White Sox beat the NL Central champion Chicago Cubs 9-5 at Guaranteed Rate Field to snap a season-high six-game losing streak Saturday. The Cubs clinched their third division title in five years when the St. Louis Cardinals lost 3-0 to Milwaukee. The White Sox were on their way to a win they sorely needed by then and remained a game behind AL Central leader Minnesota, with the Twins beating Cincinnati. Chicago also took sole possession of second place, with Cleveland losing to Pittsburgh.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brandon Woodruff allowed two hits in eight innings and the Milwaukee Brewers boosted their playoff prospects in a big way by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0. Ryan Braun and Daniel Vogelbach hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth, the third time the Brewers have hit consecutive homers this season. Woodruff retired 19 straight after pitching around leadoff hits in the first and second. Milwaukee can make the playoffs with a win Sunday, or losses by the Giants and Phillies. The Cardinals need a victory or a Giants loss to clinch a spot and avoid playing a makeup doubleheader Monday in Detroit.

With one day remaining on the regular-season baseball schedule, four teams are still in contention for two available National League playoff spots. The winner of Sunday’s game between the Brewers and Cardinals punches their ticket to the postseason. Both clubs have other ways to get in, too. Meanwhile, the Giants and Phillies need to win and receive help elsewhere. In the American League, all eight playoff berths for this year’s expanded field are locked up. Minnesota wins the AL Central with a victory or a loss by the Chicago White Sox. It could all come down to the wire in a wild rush, with every meaningful game Sunday starting just after 3 p.m. Eastern time.

Friday Night High School Football Scores

September 26, 2020

IOWA

  • Senior 45, Waterloo West 7 (Rams with 4 INT returns for TDs in the 2nd Q, 3 by senior Zak Kubitz)
  • Hempstead 38, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 20
  • Western Dubuque 42, Waterloo East 6
  • Dyersville Beckman Catholic 24, Durant 17
  • Cascade 34, Wilton 6
  • Clayton Ridge 47, Postville 6

WISCONSIN

  • Lancaster 10, Richland Center 7 (2 OT)
  • Prairie du Chien 14, Platteville 10
  • Potosi-Cassville 42, Pecatonica Argyle 7
  • Mineral Point 47, Dodgeville 12
  • Darlington 34, River Valley 21
  • River Ridge 42, Iowa Grant 0
  • Luther 43, Boscobel 0

HS Football: Week 5 in Iowa, Wisconsin Opener

September 25, 2020

In high school football tonight the regular season in Iowa starts the home stretch while the season kicks off in Wisconsin.

At Dalzell Field, the 9th ranked Hempstead Mustangs will host the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars. This will be Kennedy’s first game in three weeks due to a two week quarantine following their game September 4th.  You can hear the game tonight on AM 1370 and kdth.com with pregame at 7:05.

  • The Senior Rams travel to Waterloo this evening to meet the West High Wahawks.
  • Wahlert Catholic plays Saturday afternoon at Marion in a game played at Linn-Mar High School. The Indians home field was damaged due to the derecho storm in August so are sharing with Linn-Mar.

Elsewhere in area Iowa action tonight:

  • Western Dubuque hosts Waterloo East
  • Dyersville Beckman hosts Durant
  • Cascade hosts Wilton

Area Wisconsin games :

  • Platteville at Prairie du Chien
  • Lancaster hosts Richland Center
  • Potosi-Cassville at Pecatonica Argyle
  • Darlington hosts Dodgeville