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Big Ten changes course, will play fall football after all

September 17, 2020

UNDATED (AP) — The Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after pushing football and other fall sports to the spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference changed course and said Wednesday that it plans to begin its season the Oct. 23-24 weekend.

Each team will play eight games in eight weeks and the conference championship game will be held Dec. 19 — if all goes well. That should give the Big Ten an opportunity to compete for the national championship.

The Big Ten said its Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously Tuesday to restart sports. The vote last month was 11-3 to postpone, with Ohio State, Iowa and Nebraska voting against.

One factor in triggering the re-vote was the emergence of daily rapid-response COVID-19 testing, which wasn’t available when university presidents and chancellors decided to pull the plug on the season. The Big Ten said it will begin daily antigen testing of its athletes, coaches and staff on Sept. 30.

The Big Ten’s plan to play also includes the establishment of a cardiac registry to study the effects COVID-19 has on athletes’ hearts. Dr. Leslie Cooper chairs the cardiovascular department at the Mayo Clinic in Florida. He says the registry can potentially close a gap in research when it comes to the new coronavirus.

Yanks roll on ... Cards-Brewers split ... LeBron alone

September 17, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Higashioka hit a career-high three home runs, DJ LeMahieu connected twice and the resurgent New York Yankees hit a season-best seven home runs in another Bronx air show, thumping the Toronto Blue Jays 13-2 to back another overpowering start by ace Gerrit Cole. Luke Voit lofted a three-run drive for his major league-leading 19th homer and Clint Frazier added a solo shot as the Yankees won their seventh straight game following a 5-15 slide. New York moved 1 1/2 games ahead of Toronto for second place in the AL East, with the top two teams ensured spots in the expanded postseason that begins in less than two weeks.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brent Suter and three relievers combined on a two-hitter and Ryan Braun hit his 350th career homer, leading the Milwaukee Brewers over the St. Louis Cardinals 6-0 for a doubleheader split. The Cardinals took the opener 4-2 behind Adam Wainwright’s four-hitter. Cardinals manager Mike Shildt ran the team in the opener. He missed the nightcap while serving a one-game suspension, imposed by Major League Baseball after tempers flared during the Brewers’ 18-3 romp Tuesday night. Umpires warned both teams after Braun was hit by a pitch in the fifth inning. He was at the center of the trouble the previous night when he hit Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina in the wrist during a swing.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James now stands alone in All-NBA recognition history, getting there unanimously. James was revealed Wednesday as an All-NBA player for a record 16th time, breaking the mark he shared with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan. He was a first-team pick on all 100 ballots, joining Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo as the only unanimous first-team selections this season. Joining them on the first team: Houston guard James Harden, Lakers forward Anthony Davis and Dallas guard Luka Doncic, who got the nod in just his second season in the NBA.

UNDATED (AP) — Star receiver Allen Robinson said he expects to remain with the Chicago Bears the rest of the season, though he wouldn’t say if he requested a trade. Robinson is in the final season of his three-year, $42 million contract and is seeking an extension. He deleted references to the Bears from his social media accounts on Tuesday, and the Chicago Tribune reported he asked to be traded if they can’t agree to a new deal. He said Wednesday he is “not gonna get into that detail.”

UNDATED (AP) — Maybe kickers needed preseason more than anyone else. After a virtual offseason and a lack of exhibition games, it was the kickers who looked most out of sorts on opening weekend in the NFL. The 19 missed field goals are the most on the opening week since kickers missed 20 in 1982. There were even five missed extra points, which was tied for the most in Week 1 since it was moved back to its current spot at the 15-yard line in 2015.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (9/16)

September 17, 2020

San Francisco at Seattle (Postponed)
Final Washington 4 Tampa Bay 2
Final Oakland 3 Colorado 1
Final Baltimore 5 Atlanta 1
Final Miami 8 Boston 4
Final Chicago Cubs 3 Cleveland 2
Final Arizona 9 L.A. Angels 6
Final San Francisco 9 Seattle 3

Final Kansas City 4 Detroit 0
Final N.Y. Yankees 13 Toronto 2
Final Texas 1 Houston 0
Final Minnesota 5 Chicago White Sox 1

Final St. Louis 4 Milwaukee 2
Final L.A. Dodgers 7 San Diego 5
Final Cincinnati 1 Pittsburgh 0
Final Milwaukee 6 St. Louis 0
Final N.Y. Mets 5 Philadelphia 4

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/16)

September 16, 2020

High School Volleyball


  • (#9 5A)Hempstead 3, (#2 4A)Western Dubuque 2 (15-25, 25-22, 25-10, 24-26, 15-13)
  • Senior falls to (#1 4A) Cedar Rapids Xavier 3-0
  • Monticello 3, Cascade 2
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic lost to Northeast 3-0.


  • Platteville 3, Lancaster 0
  • Shullsburg 3, Cassville 0
  • Potosi 3, Belmont 0
  • Darlington 3, Mineral Point 0

Boys Golf

  • At the MVC Valley Divisional at Finkbine: Senior finish third overall with a 351, Hempstead 4th place at 363. The top score turned in by Kennedy with 335. Wil Sigwarth of Hempstead shot 83 good for 5th, Senior’s Timmy Casey in 6th with 84.
  • Galena defeated Freeport Aquin and Warren. The Pirates shot 193 winning by 3 strokes over Aquin

College Volleyball

  • William Penn 3, Clarke 1

College Soccer

  • (men) Mount Mercy 1, Clarke 0
  • (women) Clarke 2, Mount Mercy 0

College Men’s Golf

  • At the 11 team Clarke University Fall Classic yesterday at the General: Mount Mercy(B) won by 8 strokes over Wisconsin Lutheran 306-314.  Dubuque (B) tied for 5th shooting 333, Dubuque (A) tied for 7th one stroke back. Clarke (A) was 9th, Clarke (B) finished 11th.

IHSA Updates Return to Activities Guidelines

September 16, 2020

Illinois High School Athletes received some good news from the Illinois High School Association Board of Directors who met virtually Monday where they approved several updates to the IHSA Return to Activities guidelines.

Among the updates was the waiver of the season limitations for winter, spring, and summer sports that would have restricted those sports to no more than two contests per week. The winter, spring, and summer seasons will now revert to their normal season game limitations.  A restriction of competition within a schools region is still in place for now.

Additionally, the IHSA’s summer season will begin two weeks earlier than initially announced. With Monday’s modification, summer sports like baseball, softball, and track and field can now begin practices on April 19 and games on May 3.

Heat, Nuggets win...Nurse gets extension...Isles top Bolts

September 16, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Heat won Game 1 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals last night before the Denver Nuggets advanced to the Western Conference finals. Jimmy Butler converted a 3-point play with 12 seconds left and Bam Adebayo made a game-clinching block in the Heat’s 117-114 overtime win against Boston. Jamal Murray poured in 40 points and Nikola Jokic  had a triple-double of 16 points, 22 rebounds and 13 assists as the Nuggets ousted the Los Angeles Clippers, 104-89.

TORONTO (AP) — Head coach Nick Nurse and the Toronto Raptors have announced a multiyear extension without divulging the terms. Nurse has won the Atlantic Division title in each of his first two seasons at the helm. The Raptors captured the NBA title last year before finishing with the second-best record in the Eastern Conference this season.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The New York Islanders have forced a Game 6 in the NHL’s Eastern Conference final with a 2-1 win over Tampa Bay in double-overtime. Jordan Eberle ended the game by taking a nice feed from Anders Lee and beating Andrei Vasilevskiy . Ryan Pulock  also scored and Semyon Varlamov stopped 36 shots for the Isles.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals have hired Peter Laviolette as their new head coach, replacing Todd Reirden. Laviolette is the first coach to be hired by the Caps after winning a Stanley Cup somewhere else. He won the Cup with the 2006 Carolina Hurricanes and also took the 2010 Philadelphia Flyers and 2017 Nashville Predators to the final.

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has announced that Los Angeles, San Diego, Houston and Texas will host the division series, championship series and World Series. Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, will host the World Series and NLCS and an NLDS as part of a bubble agreement between MLB and the union. San Diego’s Petco Park will hold the ALCS and an ALDS series, Dodgers Stadium will handle an ALDS and Houston’s Minute Maid Park will be home to an ALDS.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/15)

September 16, 2020

San Francisco at Seattle (Postponed)
Final Boston 2 Miami 0
Final Tampa Bay 6 Washington 1
Final Atlanta 5 Baltimore 1
Final Colorado 3 Oakland 1
Final Chicago Cubs 6 Cleveland 5
Final Arizona 9 L.A. Angels 8

Final N.Y. Yankees 20 Toronto 6
Final Detroit 6 Kansas City 0
Final Houston 4 Texas 1
Final Chicago White Sox 6 Minnesota 2

Final Cincinnati 4 Pittsburgh 1
Final Philadelphia 4 N.Y. Mets 1
Final Milwaukee 18 St. Louis 3
Final L.A. Dodgers 3 San Diego 1

Final OT Miami 117 Boston 114 (Miami leads 1-0)
Final Denver 104 L.A. Clippers 89 (Denver wins series

Final 2OT N-Y Islanders 2 Tampa Bay 1 (Tampa leads 3-2)

Area Scoreboard from Monday (9/14)

September 15, 2020

Boys Golf

  • At the Mississippi Valley Conference Mississippi Divisional meet played at Pheasant Ridge in Cedar Falls: Western Dubuque was 4th with 319, Wahlert 6th with 323. Cedar Falls with 307 was the winner. Jax Steltzer of Western Dubuque finished 4th while Ben Vaassan of Wahlert placed 6th.
  • Lanark Eastland 183, East Dubuque 201

Girls Golf

  • Galena lost to Rock Falls 169-188
  • At the 5 team Southwestern/Cuba City Mini Meet: Wisconsin Dells won the meet shooting 202 with Lancaster runner up shooting 205, Darlington 3rd at 229,  Southwestern/Cuba City was 4th with 230, and Prairie du Chien was 5th.

College Men’s Golf

  • UD men placed second out of 12 teams at the Judson Invitational yesterday.  Wyatt Wagner fired off a stellar 74 (+3), to finish just two strokes off the lead, grabbing a share of fifth place. Clarke finished in 9th

College Women’s Golf

  • Dubuque grabbed four top-ten finishers at the Judson University Invite en-route to the team championship. Sydney Killeen and Sarah Fergus highlighting the group by tying for second place with rounds of 85.

Steelers, Titans win...NFL issues mask edict...Injured RBs

September 15, 2020

UNDATED (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans came away with road victories last night. Ben Roethlisberger threw for three touchdowns and Bennie Snell rushed for 113 yards as the Steelers downed the New York Giants, 26-16. Ryan Tannehill had two touchdown passes and Stephen Gostkowski hit a 25-yard field goal with 17 seconds left to send the Titans past Denver, 16-14.

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is reminding team personnel on the sidelines about the rules for wearing face coverings. There were several games Sunday in which team members other than players were not using them. League official and former player Troy Vincent said the season could become jeopardized unless face coverings are utilized.

UNDATED (AP) — New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell could miss a few weeks after injuring his left hamstring in the team’s season-opening loss at Buffalo. Coach Adam Gase said he doesn’t want to put a timetable on Bell’s return, but says it could take some time because it’s a soft-tissue injury. And Indianapolis Colts starting running back Marlon Mack will miss the rest of this season after rupturing his right Achilles tendon.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Dallas Stars are in the Stanley Cup final for the first time in 20 years following a 3-2, overtime win over the Vegas Golden Knights. Denis Gurianov ended the Western Conference final in five games by scoring 3:36 into overtime. The Knights led 2-0 until Jamie Benn and Joel Kiviranta scored in the last half of the third period.

UNDATED (AP) — Billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen has agreed to buy the New York Mets from the Wilpon and Katz families, a deal that’s subject to the approval of Major League Baseball owners. Sportico reported Cohen will own 95% of the team, with the rest staying with the Wilpon and Katz families. The deal reportedly values the franchise at about $2.4 billion.

National Scoreboard from Monday (9/14)

September 15, 2020

Final Baltimore 14 Atlanta 1

Final Seattle 6 Oakland 5
Final Oakland 9 Seattle 0
Final Chicago White Sox 3 Minnesota 1

Final Cincinnati 3 Pittsburgh 1
Final Miami 6 Philadelphia 2
Final Milwaukee 2 St. Louis 1
Final Cincinnati 9 Pittsburgh 4
Final San Diego 7 L.A. Dodgers 2
Final St. Louis 3 Milwaukee 2

Final OT Dallas 3 Vegas 2  (Dallas wins series)

Final Pittsburgh 26 N-Y Giants 16
Final Tennessee 16 Denver 14

Mills gets no-hitter

September 14, 2020

UNDATED (AP) — Second City has become No-Hit Nation.

Alec Mills has tossed baseball’s second no-hitter of the season, with both coming from Chicago hurlers. He became the 16th Cubs pitcher to toss a no-no by going the distance for the first time in his major league career, beating the Brewers’ 12-0.

Mills got Jace  Peterson to hit a routine grounder to shortstop Javier Baez with two outs in the ninth.

The gem comes less than a month after Lucas Giolito threw a no-hitter for the White Sox.

David Bote  belted a two-run homer and had three RBIs for Chicago.

NFL: Packers Outscore Vikings...Bears Defeat Lions

September 14, 2020

— Aaron Rodgers began his 13th season as the Packers’ starting quarterback by passing for 364 yards and four touchdowns in a 43-34 win against the Vikings. Davante Adams had a career-high, franchise-record-tying 14 catches for 156 yards and two scores.


– Mitchell Trubisky lofted a 27-yard, go-ahead touchdown pass to Anthony Miller with 1:54 remaining to lift the Bears over the Liongs, 27-23. Detroit drove to the Chicago 16 with a chance to win before rookie running back D’Andre Swift dropped a pass in the end zone and Matthew Stafford threw another incompletion as time expired.

Saints beat Brady, Bucs...Nuggets still alive...Thiem wins

September 14, 2020

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints ruined Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay debut by intercepting him twice in a 34-23 win over the Buccaneers. Brady’s first pick set up a TD and the second was returned 36 yards for a touchdown by Janoris Jenkins. Alvin Kamara  scored touchdowns running and receiving, and 41-year-old Drew Brees  passed for 160 yards and two TDs with no turnovers.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Jokic  poured in 34 points and the Denver Nuggets forced a Game 7 in the NBA’s Western Conference finals by rallying past the Los Angeles Clippers, 111-98. The Nuggets trailed by 19 early in the second half before going on a 62-27 run to surge ahead. It’s the second straight series in which Denver has forced a Game 7 after losing three of the first four.

NEW YORK (AP) — Dominic Thiem is the U.S. Open men’s champion after becoming the first men’s player in 71 years to win the final after dropping the first two sets. Thiem was down a break at 2-1 in the third set before completing a 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 triumph over Alexander Zverev. The 4-hour, 2-minute match was the first U.S. Open final to be decided on a tiebreak.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Blake Coleman and Ondrej Palat  scored 12 seconds apart midway through the second period before the Tampa Bay Lightning finished off a 4-1 victory against the New York Islanders in the NHL’s Eastern Conference final. Coleman’s goal came just 15 seconds after Brock Nelson tallied to give the Isles the lead. Brayden Point made it 3-1 in the third period, and Andrei Vasilevskiy  stopped 26 shots to help the Lightning take a 3-1 series lead.

DENVER (AP) — Albert Pujols has tied Willie Mays for fifth place on the career homer list with his 660th, a two-run shot in the eighth inning of the Los Angeles Angels’ 5-3 victory at Colorado. Pujols launched a fastball from Colorado Rockies reliever Carlos Estevez into the empty seats in left field at Coors Field. His first home run since Aug. 4 gave the Angels a 4-3 lead.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (9/13)

September 14, 2020

Final Kansas City 11 Pittsburgh 0
Final L.A. Angels 5 Colorado 3
Final Toronto 7 N.Y. Mets 3
Final Seattle 7 Arizona 3
Final L.A. Dodgers 8 Houston 1

Final N.Y. Yankees 3 Baltimore 1
Final Boston 6 Tampa Bay 3
Final Chicago White Sox 5 Detroit 2
Final Texas 6 Oakland 3
Final Minnesota 7 Cleveland 5

Final Miami 2 Philadelphia 1
Final Atlanta 8 Washington 4
Final Chicago Cubs 12 Milwaukee 0
Final Cincinnati 10 St. Louis 5
Final Miami 8 Philadelphia 1
Final San Diego 6 San Francisco 0
Final San Diego 3 San Francisco 1

Final Denver 111 L.A. Clippers 98  (Series tied 3-3)

Final Tampa Bay 4 N-Y Islanders 1 (Tampa Bay leads 3-1)

Final Green Bay 43 Minnesota 34
Final Jacksonville 27 Indianapolis 20
Final Las Vegas 34 Carolina 30
Final Buffalo 27 N-Y Jets 17
Final Seattle 38 Atlanta 25
Final Washington 27 Philadelphia 17
Final New England 21 Miami 11
Final Baltimore 38 Cleveland 6
Final Chicago 27 Detroit 23
Final L.A. Chargers 16 Cincinnati 13
Final Arizona 24 San Francisco 20
Final New Orleans 34 Tampa Bay 23
Final L.A. Rams 20 Dallas 17

Sunday Sports

September 13, 2020

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Louisiana-Lafayette got kick and punt returns for touchdowns to help secure one of its biggest wins in program history, 31-14 win over No. 23 Iowa State. On a day when both offenses seemed overmatched, the Ragin’ Cajuns were ignited by Chris Smith’s 95-yard kickoff return in the second quarter and Eric Garror’s 83-yard punt return in the third. Levi Lewis also threw a 78-yard scoring pass to Peter LeBlanc to give Louisiana-Lafayette a 17-14 lead late in the third quarter. Louisiana-Lafayette beat a Top 25 opponent on the road for the first time, having gone 0-26 against ranked foes away from home.


NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Spencer Rattler passed for 290 yards and four touchdowns in his first start, and No. 5 Oklahoma rolled past Missouri State 48-0. Rattler, a highly touted redshirt freshman, only played the first two quarters and helped the Sooners take a 41-0 lead at halftime. The Sooners led 31-0 at the end of the first quarter. They gained total 608 yards, including 484 passing. It was a rough debut with the Missouri State for coach Bobby Petrino, best known for his success at Louisville and Arkansas.


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sam Ehlinger passed for a career-high five touchdowns in the first half and No. 14 Texas rolled over UTEP 59-3. Ehlinger’s first throw was a 78-yard touchdown to Joshua Moore on the first play. Ehlinger finished with 426 yards passing and left the game midway through the third quarter. Texas announced a crowd of 15,337 in a stadium that usually holds almost 100,000. Students using season ticket passes had to first pass a COVID-19 test provided by the school on Friday. Texas reported 95 positive cases among 1,198 student tests taken. Students were the only fans required to be tested.


The Big Ten university presidents will meet Sunday to hear a presentation about playing a football season _ maybe as soon as late October _ though a vote to restart the postponed season is not guaranteed. A person with direct knowledge of the situation said the Big Ten’s Return to Competition Task Force held a meeting, with the medical subcommittee making a presentation to a subgroup of presidents and chancellors. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because the Big Ten was not planning to make any announcements about its efforts to return to play, said it was a “positive meeting” that led to the scheduling of a presentation to the full group of presidents and chancellors.


MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer off Josh Hader in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs rallied for a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. NL Central-leading Chicago had gone scoreless for 17 straight innings before breaking through against Hader, who hadn’t allowed a homer all season long. Javier Báez and pinch-hitter Anthony Rizzo sparked the rally with consecutive one-out singles. Heyward then put the Cubs ahead to stay with a deep drive to center for his sixth homer. Lefties were batting just .115 with six homers against Hader in the All-Star reliever’s career coming into the game.


CHICAGO (AP) — José Abreu hit a pair of three-run home runs and matched a career high with seven RBIs, and the Chicago White Sox beat Detroit 14-0 for their eighth straight win against the Tigers. Abreu went 4 for 4 a day after his career-best 22-game hitting streak ended. It was the longest streak in the majors this season. Tim Anderson also had four hits, and Eloy Jiménez added three for the AL Central-leading White Sox, who have won seven of eight. Jorge Bonifacio doubled for the Tigers’ lone extra-base hit. They have lost eight of 11.


LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers are going to the conference finals for the first time in a decade, ending the longest drought in franchise history. LeBron James scored 29 points and Kyle Kuzma scored 17 as the Lakers eliminated Houston, 119-96 in Game 5 of the conference semifinals.


EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights continue to outshoot the Dallas Stars without getting the expected results. Anton Khudobin made three of his 32 saves on a crucial 5-on-3 penalty kill late in the Stars’ 2-1 win over the Knights. Khudobin’s netminding has led Dallas to a three-games-to-one lead in the NHL’s Western Conference final.


NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka shook off a slow start to claim her third Grand Slam title and second U.S. Open crown since 2018. Osaka was broken three times in the first nine games before rallying for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 win over Victoria Azarenka. The match turned early in the second set with Azarenka up 2-love and serving at 40-30. Osaka climbed out of her funk to take 10- of the 12 games and grab control of the match.

Friday Night Football Scoreboard

September 12, 2020

  • Hempstead 21, Senior 17
  • Wahlert 49, Clinton 0
  • Western Dubuque 21, Indianola 19
  • Dyersville Beckman Catholic 37, Northeast Goose Lake 7
  • Bellevue 27, North Linn 12
  • Cascade 21, West Branch 14
  • South Winneshiek 39, Clayton Ridge 7
  • Maquoketa 27, West Liberty 6

Iowa High School Football Friday Night #3

September 11, 2020

Week number 3 of the high school football season is highlighted by the intercity rumble between the Senior Rams and Hempstead Mustangs tonight at Dalzell Field.  Both teams enter the game with records of 1-and-1 on the season. In a reminder only spectators with pre-distributed wristbands will be eligible to purchase admission to tonight’s game. The game will be broadcast on AM 1370 and  https://kdth.radiodubuque.com/with pregame at 7:05.

The Wahlert Golden Eagles also play at home tonight as they open up District play against the Clinton River Kings.

Elsewhere tonight:

  • Western Dubuque travels to Indianola
  • Dyersville Beckman hosts Northeast
  • Bellevue travels to North Linn
  • Cascade is at West Branch
  • Clayton Ridge hosts South Winneshiek
  • Maquoketa is at West Liberty.

Iowa HS Volleyball Rankings

September 11, 2020

The latest Iowa High School volleyball rankings have been released.  Hempstead stays at number nine in Class 5A. Western Dubuque is ranked 2nd in Class 4A, Wahlert dropped from the rankings this week. In Class 2A Dyersville Beckman Catholic dropped three spots and are ranked 5th this week.

The complete rankings: https://ighsau.org/upl/downloads/library/volleyball-2020-9-10-20vbrankings.pdf

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (9/10)

September 11, 2020

High School Volleyball

  • (#9 5A) Hempstead 3, Wahlert 1 ( 25-16, 15-25, 25-15, 25-18)
  • Cascade 3, North Cedar 1
  • (#5 2A) Dyersville Beckman wins three times at the Solon quadrangular defeating Oelwein, Vinton Shellsburg, and Solon.
  • Camanche 3, Bellevue 2
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic lost to East Buchanan 3-1
  • Clayton Ridge lost to Starmont 3-1

Cross Country

At the 18 school Marshalltown Invitational split up due to COVID 19 guidelines in place, in the boy’s race Hempstead finished 3rd and Senior 9th.  Hempstead’s Ryan Winger finished 2nd. West Des Moines Dowling won the team title.

In the girls race Hempstead ran to a runner-up finish behind Waukee in the team race while Senior finished 8th. Hempstead’s Keelee Leitzen took 1st place.

Chiefs look sharp...Lakers in control...Stars in OT

September 11, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes  Jr. threw for three touchdowns and the Kansas City Chiefs began their Super Bowl title defense with a 34-20 win over the Houston Texans. Rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire  ran through the rain for 138 yards and a touchdown in his first game since the Chiefs grabbed him in the first round of the NFL draft out of LSU. Travis Kelce , Sammy Watkins and Tyreek Hill grabbed scoring passes from Mahomes, the reigning Super Bowl MVP.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers own a three-games-to-one lead in the NBA’s Western Conference semifinal series with the Houston Rockets following a 110-100 victory. Anthony Davis had 29 points and 12 rebounds while helping the Lakers win the battle of the boards, 52-26. Houston also had trouble stopping LeBron James, who finished with 16 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Dallas Stars have a 2-1 series lead in the NHL’s Western Conference final following a 3-2 overtime win over the Vegas Golden Knights. The Knights wasted a pair of one-goal leads in the third period before Alexander Radulov  tallied just 31 seconds into the extra period. Anton Khudobin  stopped 38 shots for the Stars, who resume the series on Saturday.

NEW YORK (AP) — It will be Naomi Osaka against Victoria Azarenka for the U.S. Open women’s singles title tomorrow. Osaka surged ahead midway through the last set with the only service break she would get to beat Jennifer Brady, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3. Azarenka ended Serena Williams’ latest bid for a record 24th Grand Slam singles title with a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas will require students to pass a COVID-19 test funded by the school before they’ll be allowed to attend the No. 14 Longhorns’ season opener against UTEP tomorrow night. Texas has up to 3,000 student tickets available for the football game. To claim a ticket, a student must pass a university-provided rapid test the day before the game.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (9/10)

September 11, 2020

Final St. Louis 12 Detroit 2
Final Detroit 6 St. Louis 3

Baltimore at N-Y Yankees  (Postponed)
Final Oakland 3 Houston 1
Final L.A. Angels 6 Texas 2
Final Kansas City 11 Cleveland 1
Final Boston 4 Tampa Bay 3

Final Atlanta 7 Washington 6
Final Miami 7 Philadelphia 6
Final San Diego 6 San Francisco 1
Final Chicago Cubs 8 Cincinnati 5
Final Arizona 5 L.A. Dodgers 2

Final L.A. Lakers 110 Houston 100 (L.A. leads 3-1)

Final OT Dallas 3 Vegas 2 (Dallas leads 2-1)


Some Area HS Football Schedules Being Altered

September 10, 2020

Western Dubuque, Hempstead, and possibly Senior are having their football schedules altered due to COVID-19.

The Western Dubuque Bobcat football team has found a replacement opponent for this Friday night’s game.  W-D was scheduled to play at Charles City however COVID-19 sidelined their opponent.  After learning the news Saturday, the Bobcats scrambled to find a new opponent and will now travel to Indianola for their game on Friday night. Indianola had their game with Des Moines Lincoln cancelled with the Des Moines schools all going to on-line learning.

Hempstead also has a new opponent for next Friday night (9/18), the Mustangs were to play at Iowa City West but Iowa City Schools have suspended athletics due to all classes being held on-line.  The Mustangs will now travel to the UNI-Dome next Friday to meet Cedar Falls. The Tigers were scheduled to host Iowa City Liberty.

Senior’s game next Friday night is also up in the air right now. Cedar Rapids Kennedy is in quarantine through next Friday after positive virus tests in the program.  The Cougars will miss their game against Jefferson tomorrow night and are scheduled to play at Senior next Friday night, but no word on the status of that game yet.

Several Team in Latest High School XC Rankings

September 10, 2020

Cross Country Rankings

The latest Iowa High School cross country rankings are out today. Hempstead continues to have the top ranked boys team in Class 4-A, Wahlert is ranked 5th in 3-A, in Class 1-A, the Bellevue boys are 6th and Cascade is 8th.

In girls class 4A: Senior is ranked 5th, Hempstead is 10th, and Western Dubuque 15th. In 3-A, Wahlert is still ranked 3rd.

Raptors, Clippers win...Lightning strike again

September 10, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have forced a seventh game in the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinals, while the Los Angeles Clippers took a 3-1 lead in the West semifinals. Kyle Lowry contributed 33 points, eight rebounds and six assists in 53 minutes as the Raptors outlasted the Celtics, 125-122 in double-overtime. Kawhi  Leonard contributed 30 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists and four steals to the Clippers 96-85 victory over Denver.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have a 2-0 lead in the NHL’s Eastern Conference semifinals after Nikita Kucherov scored with just 8.8 seconds left to lead a 2-1 win over the New York Islanders. Victor Hedman scored late in the first period after Matt Martin gave the Isles a lead 84 seconds into the game. Andrei Vasilievskiy  stopped 27 shots and helped the Lightning kill off a five-minute major and a 5-on-3 situation.

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Open women’s semifinals are on tap today as Serena Williams faces Victoria Azarenka and Naomi Osaka takes on Jennifer Brady. Williams advanced with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win against Tsvetana Pironkova  last night before Azarenka rolled to a 6-1, 6-0 rout of Elise Mertens. Men’s second seed Dominic Thiem  and No. 3 Daniil Medvedev won their quarterfinal matches yesterday.

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves belted seven home runs last night and set a franchise record for runs in a 29-9 wipeout of the Miami Marlins. Adam Duvall led Atlanta’s 23-hit assault with three homers and nine RBIs, including a grand slam. Ronald Acuña Jr. added a three-run homer and a three-run double in the laugher.

DETROIT (AP) — Corbin Burnes tossed one-hit ball for seven innings before the Milwaukee Brewers completed a 19-0 laugher over the Detroit Tigers. It was the most runs for the Brewers since they scored 20 at Pittsburgh in 2010. Jedd Gyorko  homered twice, and Jacob Nottingham, Ryan Braun and Tyrone Taylor also went deep for the Brewers.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (9/9)

September 10, 2020

Final Milwaukee 19 Detroit 0
Final Chicago White Sox 8 Pittsburgh 1
Final N.Y. Mets 7 Baltimore 6
Final San Francisco 10 Seattle 1

Final Kansas City 3 Cleveland 0
Final N.Y. Yankees 7 Toronto 2
Final Texas 7 L.A. Angels 3
Final Oakland 3 Houston 2

Final San Diego 5 Colorado 3
Final Cincinnati 3 Chicago Cubs 0
Final Atlanta 29 Miami 9
Final L.A. Dodgers 6 Arizona 4

Final 2OT Toronto 125 Boston 122  (Series tied 3-3)
Final L.A. Clippers 96 Denver 85  (L.A. leads 3-1)

Final Tampa Bay 2 N-Y Islanders 1  (Tampa leads 2-0)

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/8)

September 9, 2020

High School Volleyball

  • Hempstead (#9 5A) 3, Waterloo West 1
  • Cedar Falls(#3 5A) 3, Wahlert (#13 4A) 0
  • Senior 3, Waterloo East 1
  • Western Dubuque (#2 4A) 3, Cedar Rapids Prairie (#12 5A) 2
  • Dyersville Beckman (#2 2A) 3, Maquoketa 0

High School Girls Swimming

  • Senior 94, Hempstead 88
  • Cedar Rapids Kennedy 120, Dubuque Wahlert 66

Citing budget implications due to COVID-19, Iowa Athletics eliminates 40 positions

September 9, 2020

IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) – Citing budget concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Iowa athletic department announced that it has not filled or will be eliminating 40 regular and biweekly positions, department officials said Tuesday.

In addition to those cuts, all regular and non-contracted employees will take 15 unpaid furlough days prior to December 31st, 2020, with the exception of senior staff.

Non-contracted professional and scientific staff will be taking an additional 5% base salary deduction in addition to the salary reductions announced on July 1st.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/8)

September 9, 2020

Final Minnesota 7 St. Louis 3
Final Philadelphia 6 Boston 5
Final St. Louis 6 Minnesota 4
Final Washington 5 Tampa Bay 3
Final Baltimore 11 N.Y. Mets 2
Final Detroit 8 Milwaukee 3
Final Boston 5 Philadelphia 2
Final Pittsburgh 5 Chicago White Sox 4
Final San Francisco 6 Seattle 5

Final Oakland 4 Houston 2
Final Kansas City 8 Cleveland 6
Final Toronto 2 N.Y. Yankees 1
Final Texas 7 L.A. Angels 1
Final Houston 5 Oakland 4

Final Miami 8 Atlanta 0
Final Chicago Cubs 3 Cincinnati 0
Final San Diego 14 Colorado 5
Final L.A. Dodgers 10 Arizona 9

Final Miami 103 Milwaukee 94  (Miami wins series 4-1)
Final L.A. Lakers 112 Houston 102  (L.A. leads 2-1)

Final Vegas 3 Dallas 0  (Series tied 1-1)

Heat, Lakers win...Knights blank stars...Broncos lose Miller

September 9, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Heat have closed out their Eastern Conference semifinal series, while the Los Angeles Lakers have taken a 2-1 lead in the West. Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic each scored 17 points as the Heat knocked out the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 5, 113-107. LeBron James scored 36 points in his league-record 162nd playoff win, leading the Lakers to a 112-102 win over Houston.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Robin Lehner picked up his fourth shutout of the Stanley Cup playoffs and the Vegas Golden Knights did their scoring in the second period of a 3-0 win over Dallas. Lehner needed to make just 24 saves, nine coming over the second half of the third period. Paul Stastny (STAS’-nee) opened the scoring and set up William Karlsson’s power-play goal about 3 ½ minutes later.

DENVER (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the Denver Broncos fear star linebacker Von Miller suffered a season-ending ankle injury toward the end of Tuesday’s practice. The practice took place indoors because of a snowstorm that struck the Rocky Mountains after a series of upper-90s and 100-degree days. Miller appeared primed for a big season following an offseason in which he added several pounds of muscle and said he had rededicated himself to the sport.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to a two-year contract extension with star receiver DeAndre Hopkins that will keep the three-time All-Pro in Arizona through the 2024 season. The NFL Network reported that the extension is worth $54.5 million over two years, with $42.75 million guaranteed. The deal also has a no-trade clause and no-franchise tag clause.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have put first baseman Eric Hosmer on the 10-day injured list with a broken left index finger. Manager Jayce Tingler said the recovery time could be two to three weeks, leaving the charging Padres without one of their better hitters. Hosmer is batting .288 with eight home runs and 32 RBIs.

Brayden Dailey Commits to U-W Green Bay

September 8, 2020

Cuba City High School senior Brayden Dailey has announced where he will continue his college basketball career after high school. Cuban head coach Jerry Petitgoue confirms Dailey has accepted a scholarship offer from University of Wisconsin Green Bay.  According to 24/7 sports Dailey also had Division One offers from U-W Milwaukee and Missouri State.

Last season as a junior, Dailey averaged 23 points per game while helping lead the Cubans to an unbeaten season and receiving 1st team all-state honors in Division 4.

Celts, Clips victories...Bolts coast...Serena wins

September 8, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Celtics have built a 3-2 lead in the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinals, while the Los Angeles Clippers are up 2-1 in the West semis. Jaylen Brown scored 27 points and the Celtics led by 28 in the first half of a 111-89 blowout over the Toronto Raptors. Paul George dropped in 32 points and Kawhi  Leonard added 23 to carry the Clippers past Denver, 113-107.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning took Game 1 of the NHL’s Eastern Conference final by destroying the New York Islanders, 8-2. Brayden Point and Nikita Kucherov each collected five points and combined for three goals in a game that got out of hand midway through the first period. Jordan Eberle had a goal and an assist for the Isles.

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams needed three sets before reaching the U.S. Open women’s quarterfinals before second seed Sofia Kenin was ousted. Williams dropped a second-set tiebreak before edging Maria Sakkari , 6-3, 6-7, 6-3. Kenin’s bid for a second consecutive Grand Slam title ended with a 6-3, 6-3 loss to Elise Mertens.

ATLANTA (AP) — Dustin Johnson is $15 million richer after capturing the FedEx Cup. Johnson won the Tour Championship by closing with a 2-under 68 for a three-stroke victory over Xander Schauffele and Justin Thomas. Johnson is the first player since Tiger Woods in 2009 to win the Cup as the No. 1 seed.

UNDATED (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed All-Pro defensive tackle Cam Heyward to a five-year contract extension worth around $75 million. The 31-year-old was entering the final season of a six-year deal he signed in 2015. Heyward is coming off a stellar 2019 season in which he had nine sacks while helping Pittsburgh’s defense become one of the league’s best.

National Scoreboard from Monday (9/8)

September 8, 2020

Final Washington 6 Tampa Bay 1

Final Minnesota 6 Detroit 2
Final Seattle 8 Texas 4
Final Cleveland 5 Kansas City 2
Final Toronto 12 N.Y. Yankees 7
Final Oakland 6 Houston 0

Final Philadelphia 9 N.Y. Mets 8
Final Miami 5 Atlanta 4
Final Chicago Cubs 5 St. Louis 1
Final San Francisco 4 Arizona 2
Final San Diego 1 Colorado 0

Final Boston 111 Toronto 89  (Boston leads 3-2)
Final L.A. Clippers 113 Denver 107  (L.A. leads 2-1)

Final Tampa Bay 8 N-Y Islanders 2  (Tampa Bay leads 1-0)

Kentucky Derby

September 6, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authentic led all the way to win a Kentucky Derby unlike any other. He kicked away from heavy favorite Tiz the Law in the stretch and gave Bob Baffert a record-tying sixth victory after the trainer’s other entry was a late scratch. Authentic won by 1 1/4 lengths without the usual crowd of 150,000 on hand at Churchill Downs because of the coronavirus pandemic. The bay colt ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:00.61 under John Velazquez, who earned his third Derby victory. Sent off at 3-5 as the biggest Derby favorite in 31 years, Tiz the Law stalked Authentic on the outside before challenging at the top of the stretch. But Authentic found another gear and pulled away from the Belmont winner. Mr. Big News finished third at 46-1.

MLB Scorecard from 9/5/20

September 6, 2020

Saturday’s Baseball scores

Chicago White Sox  5,   Kansas City Royals  3

Cardinals   4,  Cubs 2               Game 1

Cardinals 5, Chicago Cubs 1    Game 2

Cleveland   4,    Brewers 3

Oakland Athletics 8, Padres 4

Angels 10,  Astros 9         Game 1

Angels 7, Astros 6            Game 2

Orioles 6, Yankees 1

Red Sox 9  Blue Jays 8

Twins 4, Tigers 3

Mariners 5, Rangers 3

Rockies 5, Dodgers 2

Giants 4, Diamondbacks 3

Reds 6,  Pirates 2

Marlins 7, Rays 3

Nationals 10,  Braves 4

Mets 5, Phillies  1


Friday Night High School Football Scores

September 5, 2020

Senior 17, Cedar Rapids 14

Western Dubuque 40, Hempstead 27

Wahlert 51, Waterloo East 18

Anamosa 42, Dyersville Beckman 28

Monticello 49, Bellevue 28

Cascade 42, Maquoketa Valley 36

North Linn 36, Clayton Ridge 20

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (9/3)

September 4, 2020

High School Volleyball

  • Western Dubuque 3, Senior 1
  • Cascade 3, Northeast Goose Lake 1
  • Monticello 3, Bellevue 2
  • Central City 3, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 0

High School Boys Golf

  • Senior 4th place at the MVC quad at St. Andrews. Rams shot 172, but Nick Obbink the medalist with 37.
  • Hempstead was 2nd at MVC quad at Finkbine. Mustangs carded 185.
  • Wahlert was 2nd at Gardner Golf Quad in Cedar Rapids shooting
  • Galena over Polo 183-247

High School Girls Golf

  • Galena over Polo 196-228
  • Lancaster finished runner up, Southwestern-Cuba City 3rd and Darlington was 4th at the five team Dells Mini-Meet held at Trappers Turn. Wisconsin Dells won the title.

Mens Golf

  • University of Dubuque wins the 5 team Wartburg Invitational shooting a 307, eight strokes in front of Wartburg. Alex Staver of Dubuque was medalist with 72 winning by 5 strokes.

Wahlert Senior Ian Moller at Perfect Game Classic

September 4, 2020

Wahlert Catholic High School senior Ian Moeller will make his latest high profile appearance when he plays in the Perfect Game All American Classic this afternoon in Oklahoma City.  Moller, a highly rated catching prospect, will join an elite list of  players from the high school class of 2021 for the event.  Moeller who is a Louisiana State commit  has made quite a splash on the national circuit this summer,  MLB.com considers him the No. 16 prospect in its early rankings for next June’s First-Year Player Draft

After this weekend, Moller has one more showcase event on his schedule this year. He will participate in the Future Stars series at Fenway Park in Boston September 24th thru 27th.

Raptors, Clips win...Flyers, Canucks stay alive

September 4, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors pulled within 2-1 in the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinals yesterday before the Los Angeles Clippers took Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series. OG Anunoby nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the Raptors past the Boston Celtics, 104-103. Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points and Paul George added 19 in the Clippers’ 120-97 rout of Denver.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have hired Steve Nash as their coach, putting the Hall of Fame point guard in charge of the team that hopes to have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together next season. Nash is a two-time MVP as the engineer of the high-scoring Phoenix Suns teams under Mike D’Antoni. He had been a player development consultant with Golden State, where he worked with Durant.

UNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers and Vancouver Canucks both forced a seventh game in their respective NHL second-round series. Carter Hart turned back 49 shots and Ivan Provorov  scored late in double-overtime to send the Flyers past the New York Islanders, 5-4. The Canucks were 4-0 winners over Vegas behind goaltender Thatcher Demko’s brilliant 48-save performance.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Cam Newton is officially the new starting quarterback of the New England Patriots. A person familiar with the situation said yesterday that Newton was announced as the starter during a team meeting. The move was expected after the 2015 league MVP outperformed second-year Jarrett Stidham and veteran Brian Hoyer during training camp.

UNDATED (AP) — Oakland Athletics right-hander Daniel Mengden has tested positive for the coronavirus and is quarantined at home in Houston. He received the result that forced Oakland and Major League Baseball to postpone four games this week. A’s general manager David Forst said that Mengden is asymptomatic and was placed on the 10-day injured list.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (9/3)

September 4, 2020

Final N.Y. Mets 9 N.Y. Yankees 7
Final L.A. Angels 2 San Diego 0

Oakland at Seattle (Postponed)
Final Houston 8 Texas 4
Final Chicago White Sox 11 Kansas City 6
Final Toronto 6 Boston 2

Final Pittsburgh 6 Chicago Cubs 2
Final Philadelphia 6 Washington 5
Final L.A. Dodgers 5 Arizona 1

Final Toronto 104 Boston 103  (Boston leads 2-1)
Final L.A. Clippers 120 Denver 97  (LA leads 1-0)

Final 2OT Philadelphia 5 N-Y Islanders 4  (Series tied 3-3)
Final Vancouver 4 Vegas 0 (Series tied 3-3)

Beckman Catholic Football Back in Action Friday

September 3, 2020

Good news for the Dyersville Beckman Catholic High School football team. Blazers head coach Mark Atwater confirms his team is cleared to play their game this Friday night.  The Blazers had to cancel their first game of the season last week against Iowa City Regina after positive tests for COVID 19 were found in a player and coach in the week leading up to the game.  Beckman is scheduled to host Anamosa on Friday.

Michael Joseph on IR

September 3, 2020

There has been a tough break for former University of Dubuque cornerback Michael Joseph of the Chicago Bears. The Bears have placed Joseph on the injured reserve list and it’s expected he will miss at least the first eight games of the season.

Joseph has been a regular on the team’s practice squad over the last two seasons, making the squad as an undrafted free agent in 2018. He was promoted to the 53-man roster for the final two games last season.

ISU Changes Course-No Fans at Football Opener

September 3, 2020

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State has decided to change its decision regarding fans at the Cyclones first football game. Iowa State will now have no fans in the stands when they open the season on Saturday, September 12th against Louisiana. Iowa State Athletic Director Jamie Pollard says the change of course was determined by university president Wendy Wintersteen who made the decision after weighing feedback she has received from the community following a recent surge in COVID virus cases in the Ames community and surrounding area.

Regional MLB Recaps from Wednesday (9/2)

September 3, 2020

— Josh Donaldson returned from the injured list with two hits and two RBIs in the Twins’ 8-1 drubbing of the White Sox. Jake Cave, Miguel Sanó  and Eddie Rosario homered to support José Berríos , who worked six strong innings.

— Javier Baez socked a three-run home run and Kyle Hendricks pitched one-run ball over six innings of the Cubs’ 8-2 rout of the Pirates. Anthony Rizzo added a two-run single in the seventh and the Cubs scored three times in the eighth to cap the scoring.

— The Brewers trailed 4-0 until Keston Hiura launched a three-run homer in the third inning to spark Milwaukee to a 7-5 decision over the Tigers. Jace Peterson added a two-run shot and Omar Narvaez  furnished a two-run single that tied the game.

— The Reds picked up a 4-3 win over the Cardinals on Joey Votto’s  RBI single in the bottom of the ninth. The Redbirds were leading 3-1 and in line for a three-game sweep until Tucker Barnhardt smacked a two-run homer in the fifth.

Rockets advance, Heat up 2-0...Pitching great Seaver dies

September 3, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — James Harden made up for a miserable shooting night with a big blocked shot of a 3-point attempt in the closing seconds of Houston’s 104-102 triumph over Oklahoma City, putting the Rockets into the NBA’s Western Conference semifinals. Robert Covington had 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Eric Gordon also scored 21 points in the Rockets’ Game 7 victory. Harden finished with 17 points and nine assists.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Heat squandered a six-point lead in the closing seconds before Butler drained two free throws with no time left to give Miami a 116-114 triumph over the top-seeded Bucks. The foul shots give the Heat a 2-0 lead in the series. Goran Dragic  scored 23 points, Tyler Herroadded 17 off the bench and Jae Crowder had 16 for the Heat.

UNDATED (AP) — Baseball Hall of Famer Tom Seaver has died at age 75 following complications from dementia and COVID-19, according to the Hall. Seaver spent most of his 20-year career with the New York Mets and was 311-205 with a 2.86 ERA and 3,640 strikeouts. He won three Cy Young Awards, posted five 20-win seasons and was inducted into the Hall of Fame on his first year of eligibility.

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman has received a three-game suspension from Major League Baseball for throwing a fastball near the head of pinch-hitter Michael Brosseau while closing out Tuesday’s 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Chapman said the pitch was not intentional and he is appealing the suspension. Yankees manager Aaron Boone and Rays skipper Kevin Cash were suspended for Wednesday’s game.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Michael Hutchinson stopped 27 shots and the Colorado Avalanche forced a Game 7 in their Stanley Cup second-round series by silencing the Dallas Stars, 4-1. Hutchinson has won each of his starts since replacing Pavel Francouz in the nets. Rookie defenseman Cale Makar (mah-KAHR’) scored the go-ahead goal in the second period.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (9/2)

September 3, 2020

Final N.Y. Mets 9 Baltimore 4
Final Toronto 2 Miami 1
Final Atlanta 7 Boston 5
Final Milwaukee 8 Detroit 5
Final San Diego 11 L.A. Angels 4

Oakland at Seattle 8:40 p.m. (Postponed)
Final Cleveland 5 Kansas City 0
Final Houston 2 Texas 1
Final Tampa Bay 5 N.Y. Yankees 2
Final Minnesota 8 Chicago White Sox 1

Final Colorado 9 San Francisco 6
Final Cincinnati 4 St. Louis 3
Final Philadelphia 3 Washington 0
Final Chicago Cubs 8 Pittsburgh 2
Final L.A. Dodgers 3 Arizona 2

Final Miami 116 Milwaukee 114  (Miami leads series 2-0)
Final Houston 104 Oklahoma City 102  (Houston wins series 4-3)

Final Colorado 4 Dallas 1  (Series tied 3-3)

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/1)

September 2, 2020

High School Volleyball

  • #9 5-A Hempstead defeats Senior 3-1 (21-25, 25-20, 26-24, 25-19)
  • #1 4A Western Dubuque over #11 Wahlert 3-1 (25-17, 20-25, 25-21, 25-22


High School Girls Swimming

  • Cedar Falls 132, Hempstead 53

Celts, Nuggets win...Flyers, Canucks alive...A Giant assault

September 2, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Celtics have taken a 2-0 series lead in the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinals, while the Denver Nuggets have advanced to the Western Conference semis. Marcus Smart nailed five 3-pointers while the Celtics were going on a 29-9 run to beat the Toronto Raptors, 102-99. Nikola Jokic  scored 30 points, including the tiebreaking bucket with 27 seconds left in the Nuggets’ 80-78 triumph against Utah.

UNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers and Vancouver Canucks have forced a Game 6 in their respective NHL second-round series. The Flyers blew a 3-1 lead late in the third period before Scott Laughton scored 12:20 in overtime to give them a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders. Brock Boeser  scored once and set up Elias Pettersson’s tiebreaking goal in the third period of the Canucks’ 2-1 decision over Vegas.

DENVER (AP) — Three players drove in six runs as the San Francisco Giants crushed the Colorado Rockies, 23-5 last night. Alex Dickerson was 5-for-5 with three home runs while matching a career high with six RBIs. Brandon Crawford also homered among his three hits and had six RBIs, while Donovan Solano supplied four hits and six ribbies.

SEATTLE (AP) — Tomorrow’s game between the Seattle Mariners and visiting Oakland Athletics has been postponed, wiping out the entire three-game series. The decision allows for additional testing and contact tracing after a member of the Athletics’ organization tested positive for the coronavirus. Major League Baseball says the series will be made up with a doubleheader in Seattle on Sept. 14 and another in Oakland on Sept. 26.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Running back Leonard Fournette is a free agent after going unclaimed 24 hours after being waived by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Fournette’s representatives responded to the waiver move by formally filing a grievance against the Jaguars in an effort to recoup the $4.17 million in base salary he was initially guaranteed for this season. Jacksonville voided all remaining guarantees in Fournette’s rookie deal following his one-game suspension for fighting with Buffalo linebacker Shaq Lawson in November 2018.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/1)

September 2, 2020

Final Miami 3 Toronto 2
Final Baltimore 9 N.Y. Mets 5
Final Atlanta 10 Boston 3
Final Detroit 12 Milwaukee 1

Oakland at Seattle (Postponed)
Final N.Y. Yankees 5 Tampa Bay 3
Final Cleveland 10 Kansas City 1
Final Minnesota 3 Chicago White Sox 2
Final Texas 6 Houston 5

Final St. Louis 16 Cincinnati 2
Final Philadelphia 6 Washington 0
Final Chicago Cubs 8 Pittsburgh 7
Final L.A. Dodgers 6 Arizona 3
Final San Francisco 23 Colorado 5

Final Boston 102 Toronto 99 (Boston leads 2-0)
Final Denver 80 Utah 78  (Denver wins series 4-3)

Final OT Philadelphia 4 N-Y Islanders 3 (NY Islanders lead 3-2)
Final Vancouver 2 Vegas 1 (Vegas leads 3-1)

Clarke U Announces No Spectators thru September

September 1, 2020

Clarke University has announced a “no spectator” policy for Pride home athletic events through at least the end of the month.  Clarke’s intercollegiate athletic season will begin on September 5 with cross country as well as men’s and women’s soccer. Women’s volleyball opens the season the next day on September 6th, women’s golf on September 11th, and the Pride football team opens the season on September 12th.

The Heart of American Athletic Conference announced member schools would be allowed to have a fall sports schedule and practices began August 12th.

School officials say they will revisit the spectator guidelines in the near future.

Platteville Votes Fall Sports

September 1, 2020

In a special meeting last night, the Platteville school board has voted to move forward with a fall sports season.

Today is the deadline for schools in Wisconsin to declare if they were planning to play fall sports or move to the spring.

Other area Wisconsin schools already declaring they plan to have a fall sports calendar include: Darlington, Lancaster, Mineral Point,

Among those opting to shift at least the football season to the spring include: Fennimore, Cuba City and Southwestern.

Bucks lose...Braves' Fried unbeaten...Djokovic unbeaten

September 1, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Now that they’ve lost Game 1 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinal series, the Milwaukee Bucks hope history repeats itself. The Miami Heat won 115-104. But the Bucks also dropped Game 1 of their first-round series against Orlando. Miami’s Jimmy Butler had a career-high 40 points and Goran Dragic  added 27. Giannis Antetokounmpo  had 18 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for the Bucks.

BOSTON (AP) — Max Fried improved to 6-0, Austin Riley had a bases-loaded triple and the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves beat the Boston Red Sox 6-3. Adam Duvall belted a homer over the Green Monster and Nick Markakis had three hits and drove in two runs for Atlanta. Alex Verdugo had three doubles for the Red Sox.

UNDATED (AP) — NFL Players Association President J.C. Tretter is pushing for daily COVID-19 testing during the regular season. The NFL has been conducting daily testing for players throughout training camp and plans to do so through Saturday. The league has reported few positive cases in the past month, though it did have 77 false positives a week ago that resulted from contamination at the testing lab.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived running back Leonard Fournette. It’s a stunning decision that gets the team closer to purging Tom Coughlin’s tenure. The team spent months trying to trade the fourth overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft. If Fournette clears waivers, he would become a free agent. He is due $4.17 million in salary in 2020 if someone claims him.

NEW YORK (AP) — Top-seeded Novak Djokovic  breezed past Damir Dzumhur 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 at the U.S. Open. Djokovic is the overwhelming favorite to win his fourth men’s championship and cruised in his first-round matchup at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Djokovic pounded his chest and raised his racket in the air, keeping his celebratory routine intact even without fans in the stadium. Djokovic is 24-0 in 2020.

National Scoreboard from Monday (8/31)

September 1, 2020

Final Atlanta 6 Boston 3

Final Baltimore 4 Toronto 3
Final Seattle 2 L.A. Angels 1
Final Tampa Bay 5 N.Y. Yankees 3
Final Kansas City 2 Cleveland 1
Final Chicago White Sox 8 Minnesota 5

Final Miami 5 N.Y. Mets 3
Final St. Louis 7 Cincinnati 5
Final Philadelphia 8 Washington 6
Final Milwaukee 6 Pittsburgh 5
Final San Diego 6 Colorado 0

Final Miami 115 Milwaukee 104
Final Oklahoma City 104 Houston 100

Final 2OT Tampa Bay 3 Boston 2
Final Colorado 6 Dallas 3

National Scoreboard from Sunday (8/30)

August 31, 2020

Final N.Y. Yankees 8 N.Y. Mets 7
Final Tampa Bay 12 Miami 7
Final St. Louis 7 Cleveland 2
Final Boston 9 Washington 5
Final L.A. Dodgers 7 Texas 2
Final N.Y. Yankees 5 N.Y. Mets 2

Oakland at Houston (Postponed)
Final Detroit 3 Minnesota 2
Final Chicago White Sox 5 Kansas City 2
Final Toronto 6 Baltimore 5
Final Seattle 2 L.A. Angels 1

Final Chicago Cubs 10 Cincinnati 1
Final Pittsburgh 5 Milwaukee 1
Final San Diego 13 Colorado 2
Final San Francisco 4 Arizona 1
Final Atlanta 12 Philadelphia 10

Final Boston 112 Toronto 94
Final L.A. Clippers 111 Dallas 97
Final Denver 119 Utah 107

Final Dallas 5 Colorado 4
Final N-Y Islanders 3 Philadelphia 2
Final Vegas 5 Vancouver 3

Georgetown Hall of Fame Coach John Thompson Dies....Jags waive Fournette...Soccers Platini faces questioning

August 31, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hall of Fame basketball coach John Thompson is dead at age 78. Thompson turned Georgetown into a “Hoya Paranoia” powerhouse and became the first Black coach to lead a team to the NCAA men’s basketball championship. His death was announced today in a family statement. No details were disclosed. Thompson took over a moribund Georgetown program in the 1970s and molded it into a perennial contender, culminating with a national championship team anchored by Patrick Ewing in 1984.

JACKSONVILLE, Florida (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived running back Leonard Fournette. It’s a stunning decision that gets the team closer to purging Tom Coughlin’s tenure. The team spent months trying to trade the fourth overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft. If Fournette clears waivers, he would become a free agent. He is due $4.17 million in salary in 2020 if someone claims him. Coaches grew tired of dealing with Fournette, whose talent never matched his baggage in Jacksonville.

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has returned to practice after missing a scrimmage following his mother’s death. Fitzpatrick left just before the scrimmage began Saturday after learning of the death of his mother, Lori. He also missed an earlier practice because of her illness. Miami’s first game is Sept. 13 at New England.

UNDATED (AP) — The Boston Bruins need someone to step up to avoid being eliminated by the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 of their second-round series tonight. Coach Bruce Cassidy expects his veteran core to lead the way and for the supporting cast and younger players to follow. Outside of Brad Marchand’s four goals, Boston has gotten a total of four goals from four other players in the series. The Bruins will try to create more offense on one end and make their goaltender Jarsolav Halak’s job easier at the other. Out West, the Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars play the second half of a back-to-back.

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Soccer great Michel Platini has arrived at Switzerland’s federal prosecution office to be questioned about a $2 million payment he got from FIFA in 2011. Platini is formally a suspect because of the payment that led to his removal as president of European soccer body UEFA when Swiss federal investigators revealed the allegation 5 years ago. The allegation ended his bid to become FIFA president. The ex-France captain is now suspected of being an accomplice to criminal mismanagement, of misappropriation and an act of forgery. The criminal proceeding opened this year after a different prosecutor took charge of some soccer investigations.

TOKYO (AP) — The Olympic flame is going on display in Tokyo. The flame arrived in Japan from Greece in March and has been largely hidden away since the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be on display at the new Japan Olympic Museum for at least the next two months. Visitors can only enter the museum with a reservation. Organizers and the International Olympic Committee say the games will open on July 23, 2021. But they have not revealed any details about how 15,400 Olympic and Paralympic athletes plus staff and technical officials will be safe in Tokyo.

Sunday Sports

August 30, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA Playoffs have resumed with the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers closing out their opening-round series. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton each had double-doubles as the Bucks dumped the Magic, 118-104 to advance to the second round. Antetokounmpo contributed 28 points and 17 rebounds for the Bucks, who took the last four games after dropping the opener. Middleton added 21 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and nailed a 3-pointer that put Milwaukee ahead, 74-53 early in the second half.

The Lakers also earned a Game 5 win as Anthony Davis and LeBron James combined for 79 points in a 131-122 triumph over the Trail Blazers. Davis led the Los Angeles scoresheet with 43 points, while James delivered 36 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Davis had a personal 9-0 run to put Los Angeles up 123-112 after the Lakers wasted a 14-point, third-quarter lead. The rest of the Laker starters combined for 21 points, 14 coming from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

The Rockets own a 3-2 series lead following a 114-80 pounding of the Thunder. James Harden finished with 31 points to extend his run of playoff games with at least 20 points to 18. Robert Covington had 22 points and Eric Gordon added 20 for the Rockets, who welcomed back Russell Westbrook from his quad injury. Westbrook had seven points, seven assists and six rebounds in 23 ½ minutes.

UNDATED (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning are one victory away from a spot in the NHL’s Eastern Conference final. The Lightning enjoy a three-games-to-one lead after scoring the first three goals and playing sound defense in a 3-1 win over the Bruins.

Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 shots and the Islanders scored three straight goals to beat the Flyers, 3-1 and take a 2-1 lead in the second-round series. Varlamov did his best work while the Flyers were outskating the Isles in the first period, allowing only a Tyler Pitlick goal at the 14:18 mark.

The Golden Knights also went up 2-1 in their series with the Canucks. Alex Tuch and Zach Whitecloud scored 1:23 apart early in the first period to ignite a 3-0 win for Vegas over Vancouver.


UNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have climbed into first place in the American League Central, one game ahead of the Chicago White Sox and 1 1/2 in front of the Minnesota Twins.

Tyler Naquin’s RBI double in the 12th inning lifted the Indians past the Cardinals, 2-1. It was Cleveland’s fifth hit of the afternoon and first since the eighth inning.

It was a tough day for Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, who bounced into a double play to end the eleventh and was tagged out between third and home to end the game.

Indians hurler Carlos Carrasco allowed two hits and two walks with six strikeouts in six scoreless innings for his quality start since Aug. 6 versus Cincinnati.

The White Sox lost for just the second time in 12 games, while the Twins dropped a doubleheader to the Tigers.

The Royals cooled off the White Sox, 9-6 as Maikel Franco and Ryan McBroom homered during Kansas City’s five-run seventh. Ryan O’Hearn and Alex Gordon also went deep to help the Royals win for just the second time in seven games.

The Twins absorbed 8-2 and 4-2 losses in Detroit. Matthew Boyd pitched six solid innings for his first victory of the season, and Victor Reyes had four hits in the opener. Miguel Cabrera hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning to lead the Tigers’ to victory in the nightcap.

Elsewhere in the majors:

— Lance McCullers Jr. threw six strong innings and Kyle Tucker hit a three-run homer in the Astros’ 4-2 decision over the Athletics in Game 1 of a twinbill. Josh Reddick also connected for Houston.

— Kyle Tucker hit a bases-loaded triple in the first inning and George Springer homered as the Astros beat the Athletics, 6-3 for a doubleheader sweep. The Astros have won four of five to get within 2 1/2 games of the AL West-leading A’s.

— Tampa Bay pitchers extended their streak of success at Marlins Park to 36 consecutive scoreless innings in the Rays’ 4-0 victory over Miami. Rookie Josh Fleming scattered three hits over 5 1/3 innings of Tampa Bay’s fourth straight win, which puts the Rays a season-high 12 games over .500.

— Taijuan Walker made his Toronto debut and allowed just four hits over six innings of the Blue Jays’ 5-0 shutout of the Orioles. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Cavan Biggio each hit two-run singles to back Walker, who pitched for the first time since learning that his father and siblings lost their property and belongings in Hurricane Laura.

— The Angels set a season high in runs as Mike Trout collected six RBIs and Jo Adell hit his first two major league home runs in a 16-3 thrashing of the Mariners. Dylan Bundy allowed only one run and four hits over 5 1/3 innings, his fifth quality start in seven games.

— Max Muncy drove in four runs for the Dodgers in a 7-4 win over the Rangers and potential trade target Lance Lynn. Cody Bellinger’s long two-run homer in the third put Los Angeles up 3-0.

— Anthony Rizzo homered twice and Yu Darvish won his sixth straight decision with the Cubs’ 3-0 shutout of the Reds in the opener of a doubleheader. Darvish scattered seven hits over six innings to help Chicago halt a three-game skid.

— Nick Castellanos scored on Craig Kimbrel’s third wild pitch of the night to complete the Reds’ seventh-inning comeback in a 7-6 win over the Cubs in Game 2. Jesse Winker hit a two-run shot and Joey Votto and Curt Casali added solo homers to help Cincinnati gain a split.

— The Brewers pulled out a 7-6 win over the Pirates on Eric Sogard’s two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth. Sogard’s first walk-off homer came after closer Josh Hader walked five of six batters in the top of the ninth to blow a 5-4 lead.

— The Phillies have their first five-game winning streak in two years after Rhys Hoskins had three hits, including a three-run homer in a 4-1 victory against Atlanta. Zach Eflin allowed one run on four hits with eight strikeouts over seven innings to help Philadelphia get within two games of the NL East-leading Braves.

— Dellin Betances uncorked a wild pitch that allowed Clint Frazier to score the winning run in the ninth inning of the Yankees’ 2-1 verdict over the Mets. J.A. Happ scattered three hits over 7 1/3 shutout innings, but Wilson Ramos (RAH’-mohs) tied it with a homer off Adam Ottavino before the Yankees ended a seven-game losing streak.

— Xander Bogaerts hit an early three-run homer and The Red Sox’s bullpen finished with 6 2/3 scoreless innings in a 5-3 decision over the Nationals. The defending World Series champs lost for the fourth time in five games despite Trea Turner, who was 5-for-5 with two doubles to extend his hitting streak to 14 games.

— Pinch-hitter Daniel Murphy gave the Rockies their first walk-off victory of the season, but stroking an RBI single in the ninth to complete their 4-3 decision over the Padres. Trevor Story, Raimel Tapia and Garrett Hampson also hit run-scoring singles for Colorado, which had blown a three-run lead in the eighth after Antonio Senzatela blanked San Diego for the first seven.

— Evan Longoria doubled twice and scored twice as the Giants topped the Diamondbacks, 5-2 to end a three-game losing streak. Longoria and Belt hit back-to-back RBI doubles in the first, two innings before the Giants added another run on Mike Yastrzemski’s double.


Rays lose another hurler

UNDATED (AP) — Left-hander Ryan Yarbrough has become the 11th Tampa Bay Rays pitcher since the start of summer camp to be sidelined with an injury. He went on the 10-day injured list Saturday because of left groin tightness.

Starting catcher Mike Zunino also went on the injured list with a strained left oblique strain.

In other MLB news:

— The Padres have acquired Trevor Rosenthal from the Royals, bolstering their bullpen for their pursuit of their first playoff appearance in 14 years. The 30-year-old Rosenthal has a 3.29 ERA and seven saves in 14 games. San Diego shipped outfielder Edward Olivares and a player to be named to Kansas City for Rosenthal.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (8/28)

August 28, 2020

High School Volleyball

At Prince of Peace Irish Invitational

  • Hempstead 2, Cal-Wheatland 0
  • Hempstead 2, Prince of Peace 0

At Independence Invitational

  • #2 2A Dyersville Beckman 2, #5 4A West Delaware 0
  • #1 4A Western Dubuque 2, #13 3A Independence 1
  • Western Dubuque 2, Dyersville Beckman 0
  • West Delaware 2, Western Dubuque 0
  • Independence 2, Dyersville Beckman 1

High School Boys Golf

  • Wahlert finished 2nd in their home MVC quad at Bunker Hill. The Golden Eagles shooting 157.
  • Senior was 3rd at their MVC quad at Gates Park in Waterloo shooting 175. CR Washington the winner 160
  • Hempstead finished 4th at the MVC quad hosted at the Meadows shooting 187. Cedar Falls with 152 won first place.
  • Galena lost to Dakota 193 to 166 and Amboy 192 to 193

High School Girls Golf

  • Galena played a tri-meet at Freeport CC today against Amboy and Dakota. The Pirates won both matches shooting a 203

High School Football Opens Tonight

August 28, 2020

The high school football season gets started in Iowa tonight with several area teams on the schedule. The game you can hear on AM 1370 KDTH will be from Dalzell Field as the Hempstead Mustangs host the Linn-Mar Lions in the first game for new head coach Jeff Hoerner.  The other two Dubuque High School teams are out of town with Senior traveling to Cedar Falls and Wahlert Catholic at West Delaware.

Western Dubuque opens their schedule at Cedar Rapids Xavier, Bellevue is at Northeast Goose Lake, and Cascade will be at Monticello while Clayton Ridge hosts Edgewood Colesburg .

Maquoketa at Dewitt Central has been cancelled due to COVID-19 positive test with a Maquoketa player, Dyersville Beckman’s opener at Iowa City Regina also cancelled.

Former Hawkeye  Coach Lute Olson Dead at 85

August 28, 2020

Former Iowa men’s basketball head coach Lute Olson passed away last night in Tuscon, Arizona. He was 85 years old.

Olson coached the Hawekeyes from 1974-83 and led them to the Final Four in 1980. He left the program in 1983 and became the head coach at Arizona. Olson guided the Wildcats to 23 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, four Final Fours and an NCAA championship in 1997 before retiring from coaching in 2008. He’s the school’s all-time winningest coach with 589 wins. He’s 14th on the all-time men’s Division I basketball list in career wins with 781.

Olson had dealt with several health issues in the past few months, including a minor stroke in 2019.

More sports boycotts over Blake shooting...M's deal Walker

August 28, 2020

UNDATED (AP) — Professional sports leagues continue to postpone games amid boycotts from players and coaches following the shooting of a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The NBA hopes to resume its schedule today or tomorrow, and the NHL playoff schedule is on hold until at least tomorrow. Seven more Major League Baseball games were postponed yesterday due to the boycott.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have traded right-hander Taijuan Walker to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player or cash. Walker was 2-2 with a 4.00 ERA in five starts this season, with 25 strikeouts and eight walks. He is 33-33 with a 3.95 ERA in parts of eight big league seasons.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Chris Conley called on “figures who are the face of the league” to do more to help fight social injustice. The sixth-year pro made it clear yesterday he was talking about the NFL’s top quarterbacks, the ones who have the most influence in games, in locker rooms and in communities. Conley said those in the NFL “who are irreplaceable” need to step up, but he doesn’t see it happening.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The missing father of Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander turned up yesterday at a ranger station at a Florida state park. The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office said in a Twitter post Thursday morning that 65-year-old Jean Alexandre walked up to the ranger station at the Kissimmee  Prairie Preserve State Park. He was reported to be in good health and will be reunited with this family.

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama  birdied two of his last three holes for a 3-under 67 and a one-shot lead over Tyler Duncan through one round of the BMW Championship. Matsuyama carded one of only three rounds under par on a course that was long, tough, firm, fast and nothing like the last two weeks on the PGA Tour. Dustin Johnson opened with a 71 after winning The Northern Trust last week to move to No. 1 in the world.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (8/27)

August 28, 2020

Final San Diego 10 Seattle 7
Final Seattle 8 San Diego 3

Boston at Toronto  (Postponed)
Baltimore at Tampa Bay . (Postponed)
Minnesota at Detroit  (Postponed)
Oakland at Texas  (Postponed)
Final L.A. Angels 12 Houston 5

Colorado at Arizona (Postponed)
Miami at N-Y Mets. (Postponed)
Philadelphia at Washington (postponed)
Final Pittsburgh 4 St. Louis 3
Final L.A. Dodgers 7 San Francisco 0
Final Cincinnati 6 Milwaukee 1
Final Pittsburgh 2 St. Louis 0
Final L.A. Dodgers 2 San Francisco 0
Final Cincinnati 6 Milwaukee 0

Denver at Utah  (Postponed)
Boston at Toronto  (Postponed)
L.A. Clippers at Dallas (Postponed)

Philadelphia at N-Y Islanders  (Postponed)
Vegas at Vancouver  (Postponed)

NBA boycott creates postponements...Pacers fire McMillan

August 27, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA playoff schedule was put on hold yesterday as players chose to boycott in their strongest statement yet against racial injustice. The dramatic series of moves began when the Milwaukee Bucks declined to take the court against Orlando in the early game. The state of Wisconsin has been rocked in recent days by the shooting by police officers of Jacob Blake, a Black man.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have fired coach Nate McMillan, two weeks after announcing he would keep the job for two more years. Team officials made the announcement less than 48 hours after the Pacers suffered their second straight sweep in the first round of the playoffs. McMillan went 183-136 in four seasons with the Pacers, going to the playoffs each season.

TORONTO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have taken a 2-1 lead in their NHL second-round series, and the Philadelphia Flyers have tied their series at a game apiece. Nikita Kucherov  scored once and set up each of the Lightning’s three power-play goals in a 7-1 rout of Boston. The Flyers blew an early 3-0 lead before Phil Myers scored 2:40 into overtime to give Philadelphia a 4-3 win over the Islanders.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche wasted a 3-1 lead in the third period before pulling within two games to one in their Stanley Cup second-round series against Dallas. Mikko Rantanen (MEE’-koh RAN’-tah-nehn) and Nazem Kadri (NA’-zehm KA’-dree) tallied 1:52 apart late in the third to put the Avs ahead to stay in a 6-4 win over the Stars. Pavel Francouz (FRAN’-sohz) stopped 33 shots for Colorado.

UNDATED (AP) — A trio of Major League Baseball games were postponed Wednesday as players across the sports landscape reacted in the wake of the weekend shooting by police of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin. Games between the Reds and Brewers in Milwaukee, the Mariners and Padres in San Diego and the Dodgers and Giants in San Francisco were called off hours before they were set to begin. Several other players around the majors either took a knee during the national anthem or decided not to play.

Regional MLB Recaps from Wednesday (8/26)

August 27, 2020

— Jose Abreu  homered for the seventh time in five games to support Dallas Keuchel in the White Sox’s 10th win in 11 games, 10-3 over Pittsburgh. Keuchel allowed two runs on four hits and struck out seven over six innings for his third straight victory. Eloy Jiménez slugged a three-run homer.

— Austin Romine’s RBI double sparked a five-run sixth before the Tigers completed a 7-5 win over the Cubs. Romine drove in a pair of runs while he and Jonathan Schoop , Miguel Cabrera and Cameron Maybin each collected three of Detroit’s 18 hits. Cubs starter Jon Lester allowed one run over five innings before the bullpen faltered.

— Kolten Wong drew a bases-loaded walk to cap a four-run ninth as the Cardinals stunned the Royals, 6-5. Tyler O’Neill tied the game with a two-out, two-run single.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (8/26)

August 27, 2020

Final Chicago White Sox 10 Pittsburgh 3
Final Atlanta 5 N.Y. Yankees 1
Final Atlanta 2 N.Y. Yankees 1
Final Detroit 7 Chicago Cubs 6
Final St. Louis 6 Kansas City 5

Final Toronto 9 Boston 1
Final Tampa Bay 4 Baltimore 3
Final Cleveland 6 Minnesota 3
Final Oakland 3 Texas 1

Final Philadelphia 3 Washington 2
Final N.Y. Mets 5 Miami 4
Final Colorado 8 Arizona 7

Final OT Philadelphia 4 N-Y Islanders 3
Final Tampa Bay 7 Boston 1
Final Colorado 6 Dallas 4

Sports Director Tim Lary Shooting Hoops for Hope

August 26, 2020

Radio Dubuque Sports Director Tim Lary will shoot “Hoops for Hope” and is taking donations to help with the great need after this month’s Iowa derecho storm and needs your help. This Monday Aug. 31, Tim will shoot 140 free throws (equal to highest wind gust from the storm) and is taking donations per free throws made.

Pledge any amount or a flat donation. All money raised will be donated to the Iowa Giving Crew, a non-profit based in Cedar Rapids who are assisting those in need of food, shelter, and clean-up. If you want to help or more info, contact Tim at 563-690-0831, or email tlary@radiodubuque.com.

You can also donate by debit or credit card at Go Fund Me


Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (8/25)

August 26, 2020

High School Volleyball 

  • Hempstead 3, Waterloo East 0
  • Senior 3,  Waterloo West 1
  • Cedar Rapids Prairie 3, #11 4A Wahlert 1
  • #5 5-A Cedar Falls 3, #1 4A Western Dubuque 2.
  • Cascade 3, MFL Mar Mac 0


Girls Swimming

Iowa City West 151, Dubuque Hempstead 35

New Hempstead Girls Hoops Coach

August 26, 2020

Hempstead High School has found a new head girls basketball coach. Pending school board approval, Ryan Rush has been selected to fill the vacancy left when Casey Smith announced she was stepping down earlier this year. Rush comes to Hempstead after serving as an assistant coach at St. Croix Lutheran Academy since 2014. Prior to that he was an assistant at Hope College, where his team made an NCAA tournament appearance in 2013/14. He was also served as head coach for an 18U and 17U AAU team out of St. Joseph Michigan.


Clips, Nuggets win...Bolts, Canucks rebound

August 26, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have grabbed a 3-2 lead in their NBA first-round series, while the Denver Nuggets have drawn within three games to two in theirs. Paul George broke out of a scoring slump with a team-high 35 points and Leonard added 32 as the Clippers set a team playoff scoring record in a 154-111 trouncing of Dallas. Jamal Murray scored 33 of his 42 points while playing every minute of the second half to guide the Nuggets to a 117-107 win over Utah.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been voted NBA Defensive Player of the Year, finishing ahead of Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis in the balloting. Antetokounmpo is the fifth player to win Defensive Player of the Year and MVP honors in a career, joining Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon (ah-LAH’-zhoo-wahn), David Robinson and Kevin Garnett. The “Greek Freak” also ended the two-year reign of Utah center Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) as Defensive Player of the Year.

UNDATED (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning and Vancouver Canucks have knotted their respective Stanley Cup second-round series at a game apiece. Blake Coleman scored twice and Ondrej Palat  scored 4:40 into overtime to give the Lightning a 4-3 triumph over the Bruins. Bo Horvat scored twice to support Jacob Markstrom’s 38-save effort in the Canucks’ 5-2 win against Vegas.

CHICAGO (AP) — Lucas Giolito  has authored the first no-hitter of the year to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-0 win over Pittsburgh. Erik Gonzalez was the only base-runner against Giolito with a fourth-inning walk, but he also made the final out on a line drive to right fielder Adam Engel. It’s the 19th no-hitter in White Sox history.

UNDATED (AP) — Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons and Oregon tackle Penei Sewell are among 11 players selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America first-team team who will not be playing this fall. Voters considered all Division I players, even those who had already opted out of the season or whose teams had postponed football. Another 12 second-team All-Americans will not be playing in the fall, including Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields.

Regional MLB Recaps from Tuesday (8/25)

August 26, 2020

— Lucas Giolito  has authored the first no-hitter of the year to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-0 win over Pittsburgh. Erik Gonzalez was the only base-runner against Giolito with a fourth-inning walk, but he also made the final out on a line drive to right fielder Adam Engel. It’s the 19th no-hitter in White Sox history.

— Jonathan Schoop  hit a grand slam in a five-run sixth inning that highlighted the Tigers’ 7-1 rout of the Cubs. Spencer Turnbull picked up the win with 5 2/3 scoreless innings, yielding three hits while striking out five.

— Orlando Arcia  snapped a 2-for-21 stretch with a go-ahead single in a three-run fourth that sent the Brewers past the Reds, 3-2. Winning pitcher Brandon Woodruff allowed two runs on four hits with eight strikeouts over six frames.

— Ryan McBroom’s RBI single in the eighth inning was the difference in the Royals’ 5-4 verdict over the Cardinals. Former Redbird Trevor Rosenthal pitched the ninth for his seventh save in seven opportunities allowing a one-out triple and then hitting a batter before getting out of the jam.

— Francisco Lindor  smacked a go-ahead, two-run homer in the sixth inning to push the Indians past the Twins, 4-2. Shane Bieber  improved to 6-0 by giving up two runs while striking out 10 over six innings.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (8/25)

August 26, 2020

Final Detroit 7 Chicago Cubs 1
Final Chicago White Sox 4 Pittsburgh 0
Final Kansas City 5 St. Louis 4
Final Seattle 8 San Diego 3

Final Houston 6 L.A. Angels 3
Final Tampa Bay 4 Baltimore 2
Final Cleveland 4 Minnesota 2
Final Boston 9 Toronto 7
Final L.A. Angels 12 Houston 5
Final Oakland 10 Texas 3

Final Miami 4 N.Y. Mets 0
Final Philadelphia 8 Washington 3
Final Milwaukee 3 Cincinnati 2
Final Miami 3 N.Y. Mets 0
Final Colorado 5 Arizona 4
Final San Francisco 10 L.A. Dodgers 8

Final Denver 117 Utah 107
Final L.A. Clippers 154 Dallas 111

Final OT Tampa Bay 4 Boston 3
Final Vancouver 5 Vegas 2

Area Scoreboard from Monday (8/24)

August 25, 2020

High School Boys Golf

At the 11 team Western Dubuque Bobcat Invitational at Thunder Hills yesterday:  Wahlert 3rd with a 312, Western Dubuque 4th with 322, Senior 6th carding 353, Hempstead was 8th with 359. The top city individual was Will Coohey of Wahlert with 2 over 73.

Pleasant Valley was the winner with 295.

First Iowa HS Volleyball Rankings

August 25, 2020

The first set of Iowa High School volleyball rankings from the Girls Athletic Union show a number of area team in the polls and highly ranked.

In Class 4-A Western Dubuque starts the year with the number one ranking and Wahlert Catholic is ranked 11th.

In Class 5A: Hempstead opens the year ranked 9th

In Class 2A: Dyersville Beckman Catholic is rated number two.

The season opens tonight : Hempstead at Waterloo East, Senior at Waterloo West,  Wahlert at Cedar Rapids Prairie, and Western Dubuque travels to #5 5-A Cedar Falls.

Beckman Catholic Football Sidelined by COVID

August 25, 2020

The Dyersville Beckman Catholic football team has had their season put on hold due to a COVID 19 positive with a player and a coach. The Blazers were set to open the season on Friday night at Iowa City Regina but have had to cancel.

Regional MLB Recaps (8/24)

August 25, 2020

— Javier Baez drilled a two-run homer and David Bote added a solo shot and four RBIs as the Cubs ripped the Tigers, 9-3. Winning pitcher Alec Mills gave up three runs over seven innings while striking out seven.

— Justin Smoak homered and drove in three as the Brewers doubled up the Reds, 4-2 to stop a four-game skid.

— Jack Flaherty made just his second start in 30 days and fired one-hit ball over five shutout innings of the Cardinals’ 9-3 pounding of the Royals. Paul DeJong and Paul Goldschmidt drove in three runs apiece, with Goldschmidt hitting a two-run homer.

— The Twins were 3-2 winners over the Indians as Kenta Maeda  fanned seven while limiting Cleveland to a run and five hits over five innings. Nelson Cruz banged out a solo homer and Miguel Sano  added a two-run blast that put Minnesota ahead 3-1 in the sixth.

Heat advance...Bucks, Lakers, Thunder win

August 25, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Goran Dragic  scored 23 points as the fifth-seeded Miami Heat completed a first-round sweep of the Pacers, 99-87. Tyler Herro  had 16 points and Bam Adebayo  added 14 with 19 rebounds for the Heat. Oklahoma and Houston are tied at two games apiece after Dennis Schroder  scored a career playoff high 30 points and the Thunder rallied from 15 points down in the third quarter to beat the Rockets, 117-114.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers both earned their third straight win since a series-opening loss in the NBA playoffs. Khris Middleton scored 18 of his 21 points in the final period and finished with 10 rebounds to help the Bucks down the Magic, 121-106. LeBron James furnished 30 points in 28 minutes before taking a seat on the bench in the third quarter of the Lakers’ 135-115 blowout over Portland.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have fired coach Brett Brown just a day after his seventh season ended in a postseason sweep by the Boston Celtics. The 76ers were 43-30 this season and had woefully underachieved in a year when they were expected to be serious contenders in the Eastern Conference. Injuries played a key role in their struggles.

TORONTO (AP) — The New York Islanders have won the opener of their Stanley Cup second-round series behind Semyon Varlamov , who posted his second straight shutout with a 29-save effort in a 4-0 win over Philadelphia. Varlamov is the first netminder in Islanders history with consecutive playoff shutouts. Andy Greene opened the scoring in the first period before Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Anders Lee beat Carter Hart during the first eight minutes of the third.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Dallas Stars made it two straight wins over Colorado as Anton Khudobin stopped 39 shots in a 4-2 victory. Dallas trailed 2-0 until Joe Pavelski and Radek Faksa  scored power-play goals 43 seconds apart midway through the second period. Alexander Radulov notched the tiebreaking goal about five minutes later after contributing two goals and an assist in Game 1 on Sunday.

National Scoreboard from Monday (8/24)

August 25, 2020

Final Chicago Cubs 9 Detroit 3
Final St. Louis 9 Kansas City 3

Final Toronto 6 Tampa Bay 4
Final Minnesota 3 Cleveland 2
Final Texas 3 Oakland 2
Final Houston 11 L.A. Angels 4

Final Miami 11 Washington 8
Final Milwaukee 4 Cincinnati 2
Final Colorado 3 Arizona 2

Final Milwaukee 121 Orlando 106
Final Oklahoma City 117 Houston 114
Final Miami 99 Indiana 87
Final L.A. Lakers 135 Portland 115

Final N-Y Islanders 4 Philadelphia 0
Final Dallas 5 Colorado 2

Raptors, Celts sweep...B's, Knights win...DJohnson is No. 1

August 24, 2020

UNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics have completed four-game sweeps and will butt heads in the second round of the NBA Playoffs. Norman provided 29 of the Raptors’ league-record 100 bench points in a 150-122 thrashing of the Brooklyn Nets. The Celtics earned a 110-106 win over Philadelphia as Kemba Walker dropped in 32 points and Jayson Tatum added 28 with a playoff career-best 15 rebounds.

UNDATED (AP) — Luka Doncic  and Donovan Mitchell had yesterday’s top performances among Western Conference teams in the NBA playoffs. Doncic drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer and had a triple-double of 43 points, 17 rebounds and 13 assists in the Dallas Mavericks’ 135-133 overtime win against the Los Angeles Clippers, evening that series at two games apiece. Mitchell’s 51 points allowed Utah to withstand Jamal Murray’s 50 points in a 129-127 win over Denver, giving the Jazz a 3-1 series lead.
UNDATED (AP) — The Boston Bruins and Vegas Golden Knights have opened the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with victories. Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak  each had a goal and an assist while the Bruins were building a 3-0 lead in a 3-2 victory over Tampa Bay. Reilly Smith, Mark Stone and Alex Tuch each had a goal and an assist to support Robin Lehner’s  26-save performance in the Knights’ 5-0 shutout of Vancouver.

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Dustin Johnson played the final two holes in near darkness after a late storm delay and finished with a birdie for an 8-under 63 and an 11-shot victory over Harris English at The Northern Trust. It was the 22nd victory of his PGA Tour career and fifth in a FedEx Cup playoffs event, tied with Rory McIlroy for most. Johnson finished at 30 under and returned to No. 1 in the world.

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kevin Harvick has regained the NASCAR Cup Series victory lead by dominating yesterday’s race at Dover International Speedway. A day after Denny Hamlin opened the doubleheader weekend with his sixth win to match Harvick and one-upped his closest rival to claim NASCAR’s regular-season title. Martin Truex Jr. was second and Jimmie Johnson third.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (8/23)

August 24, 2020

N-Y Yankees at N-Y Mets (Postponed)
Final Chicago Cubs 2 Chicago White Sox 1
Final San Diego 5 Houston 3

Final Baltimore 5 Boston 4
Final Tampa Bay 5 Toronto 4
Final Detroit 7 Cleveland 4
Final Minnesota 5 Kansas City 4
Final Seattle 4 Texas 1
Final Oakland 5 L.A. Angels 4

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

Final Boston 110 Philadelphia 106  (Boston wins series 4-0)
Final OT Dallas 135 L.A. Clippers 133 (Series tied 2-2)
Final Toronto 150 Brooklyn 122 (Toronto wins series 4-0)
Final Utah 129 Denver 127 (Utah leads series 3-1)

Final Boston 3 Tampa Bay 2 (Boston leads 1-0)
Final Vegas 5 Vancouver 0 (Vegas leads 1-0)

MLB Scorecard from 8/22

August 23, 2020


Angels 4,  Oakland 3

Padres 13, Astros 2

Rays 2,  Blue Jays 1

Twins 7, Royals 2

White Sox 7, Cubs 4

Cleveland 6, Tigers 1

Mariners 10, Rangers 1

Orioles 5, Red Sox 4 (10 innings)

Dodger  4,  Rockies 3

Braves 6,  Phillies 5

Giants 5, Diamondbacks 1

Cardinals 3, Reds 0

Pirates 12, Brewers 5

Nationals 5, Miami 4

Miami 5,  Nationals 3


MVC COVID-19 Procedures Announced

August 21, 2020

The Mississippi Valley Conference Athletic Directors including those from Senior, Hempstead, Wahlert, and Western Dubuque met yesterday in Waterloo and approved COVID-19 procedures for spectators at conference sports events this fall.

The conference will require masks be worn into all MVC venues for all the fall sports.  Each venue will be able to have concession stands and keep restrooms open.

The attendance and capacity limitations will be determined by each individual school or event. Each school will announce their finalized plans in the coming days.

Here is the complete list of procedures: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wbUJlJVPOkyS8uV5BV4EsoDCKfQj1-5a/view

Some Area Wisconsin Schools Announce Moves to Spring

August 21, 2020

Some area Wisconsin High Schools are starting to move some of their fall sports to the spring.

  • The Cuba City school board met Wednesday night and voted unanimously to move football and volleyball to spring but to keep cross country and girls golf in the fall season.
  • Fennimore also has approved moving football and volleyball to the spring while keeping cross country and girls golf in the fall. The SWAL Conference will make an overall conference decision on today.
  • The Six Rivers Conference has voted in favor of moving high school football to the spring. In a 9-5 vote the league approved the move. The vote by the conference doesn’t affect any of the other fall sports by any of the schools. Although the conference made the move, the WIAA approved individual schools still have the option to play in the fall, but will be on their own to schedule opponent. Southwestern and Benton/Shullsburg/Scales Mound approved moving football to spring as well. Benton will play volleyball in the fall
  • Potosi/Cassville says it will pursue playing football, while Potosi volleyball will move to spring.
  • Belmont has announced they will be trying to keep their fall sports as scheduled.

All schools in Wisconsin are required to initially declare if they plan to participate in the traditional fall season by September 1st.

Wolves win draft lottery...Isles, Stars advance

August 21, 2020

UNDATED (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves will have the first pick in the NBA draft on Oct. 16 after winning the lottery last night. The Warriors hold the No. 2 pick, the Hornets got the No. 3 selection and the Bulls will choose fourth. The lottery was conducted virtually because of the pandemic, with NBA officials doing the actual draw in Secaucus, New Jersey.

UNDATED (AP) — The New York Islanders and Dallas Stars have advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Anthony Beauvillier scored twice and Semyon Varlamov stopped 21 shots as the Islanders blanked the Washington Capitals, 4-0. Denis Gurianov  scored four times and had an assist as the Stars rallied from a 3-0 deficit to rip the Calgary Flames, 7-3.

UNDATED (AP) — The New York Mets are the latest major league team to see their schedule altered because of the coronavirus. MLB says two members of the Mets organization have tested positive for COVID-19. That has forced the postponement of their games yesterday in Miami and tonight against the New York Yankees. Major League Baseball says the postponements are “out of an abundance of caution and to allow for additional testing and contact tracing to be conducted.”

UNDATED (AP) — Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. says he is cancer free after surgery in March to remove a tumor from his prostate. Ripken was diagnosed in February and wasn’t experiencing symptoms, but bloodwork results prompted a visit to a urologist. He initially wanted to keep his story secret but hopes his experience encourages others to be tested.

UNDATED (AP) — Cleveland Browns cornerback Kevin Johnson remains hospitalized with a lacerated liver, a serious injury sustained in practice when rookie tight end Harrison Bryant landed on him during a routine play. Johnson was signed this past offseason by Cleveland and expected to be the team’s starting nickel back. The team says the 28-year-old is resting comfortably and expected to remain in the hospital for at least another 24 hours for observation.

National Scoreboard from Thursday 8/20

August 21, 2020

Final Toronto 3 Philadelphia 2
Final Houston 10 Colorado 8
Final Toronto 9 Philadelphia 8
Final L.A. Dodgers 6 Seattle 1
Final Minnesota 7 Milwaukee 1
Final Cleveland 2 Pittsburgh 0
Final San Diego 8 Texas 7
Final Oakland 5 Arizona 1
Final San Francisco 10 L.A. Angels 5

Final Tampa Bay 10 N.Y. Yankees 5
Final Chicago White Sox 9 Detroit 0
Final Boston 7 Baltimore 1

N-Y Mets at Miami (Postponed)
Final St. Louis 5 Cincinnati 4

Final Miami 109 Indiana 100
Final Houston 111 Oklahoma City 98
Final Milwaukee 111 Orlando 96
Final L.A. Lakers 111 Portland 88

Final N-Y Islanders 4 Washington 0
Final Dallas 7 Calgary 3

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (8/18)

August 19, 2020

Boys High School Golf

  • At Gates Park in Waterloo: Senior 141, Hempstead 180, Waterloo East 240. The Rams were paced by Owen King with medalist honors turning in a 40. Hempstead was led by Wil Sigwarth with a 41.
  • Galena 181, Stockton 188. The Pirates led by Ryan Stoffregen  with a 40.

USHL Targets November to Start Regular Season

August 19, 2020

The United States Hockey League is targeting November 6th as the start of the 2020-2021 season. Under the plan, teams will play 54 regular season games between November 6, 2020 and April 24, 2021. In their announcement yesterday the USHL says teams like the Dubuque Fighting Saints are scheduled to arrive in over a four-week period beginning September 14 with preseason games targeted to begin in mid-October. Under the plan, teams will play 54 regular season games between November 6 and April 24, 2021. The league expects to announce the release of its 54-game regular season schedule in the coming weeks.

NBA no. 1 seeds lose...Heat, Rockets win

August 19, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The No. 1 seeds were losers in their opening games of the NBA playoffs. Nikola Vucevic scored a playoff career-high 35 points and had 14 rebounds as the eighth-seed Orlando Magic downed the Milwaukee Bucks, 122-110. Damian Lillard continued his torrid scoring output by delivering a team-high 34 points in the Portland Trail Blazers’ 100-93 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Heat and Houston Rockets were winners in the opener of their respective NBA first-round series. Jimmy Butler scored 28 points and Goran Dragic  had 24 to lead the Miami Heat to a 113-101 victory over the Indiana Pacers. James Harden’s 37 points and 11 rebounds led the Rockets to a 123-108 win over the Thunder.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights closed out their NHL first-round series in five games and the Dallas Stars took a 3-2 lead in their series with Calgary. Alex Tuch  broke a 3-3 deadlock 1:34 into the third period to push the Knights past Chicago, 4-3. Anton Khudobin  stopped 29 shots and John Klingberg scored the tiebreaking goal 72 seconds into the third period of the Stars’ 2-1 triumph over Calgary.

TORONTO (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers grabbed a 3-1 lead in their Stanley Cup first-round series in Toronto before the Washington Capitals avoided a four-game sweep. Carter Hart stopped 29 shots and Michael Raffl  scored the game-winner in the Flyers’ 2-0 win over Montreal. The Caps rallied for a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders behind Alex Ovechkin , who scored the tying and winning goals.

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have released defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, a day after the newcomer sustained a season-ending leg injury. McCoy tore his right quadriceps muscle Monday while engaging defensive tackle Antwaun Woods during an individual drill. The injury waiver means the Cowboys pay only the $3 million signing bonus on the $18 million, three-year contract McCoy signed as a free agent during the offseason.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (8/18)

August 19, 2020

Final Houston 2 Colorado 1
Final San Francisco 8 L.A. Angels 2
Final San Diego 6 Texas 4
Final Arizona 10 Oakland 1
Final L.A. Dodgers 2 Seattle 1
Final Cleveland 6 Pittsburgh 3
Final Philadelphia 13 Boston 6
Final Minnesota 4 Milwaukee 3

Final Tampa Bay 6 N.Y. Yankees 3
Final Chicago White Sox 10 Detroit 4
Final Toronto 8 Baltimore 7

Final N.Y. Mets 8 Miami 3
Final Washington 8 Atlanta 5
Final Chicago Cubs 6 St. Louis 3

Final Orlando 122 Milwaukee 110 (Orlando leads 1-0)
Final Miami 113 Indiana 101 (Miami leads 1-0)
Final Houston 123 Oklahoma City 108 (Houston leads 1-0)
Final Portland 100 L.A. Lakers 93 (Portland leads 1-0)

Final Philadelphia 2 Montreal 0 (Phila leads 3-1)
Final Dallas 2 Calgary 1 (Dallas leads 3-2)
Final Washington 3 N-Y Islanders 2 (Wash leads 3-1)
Final Vegas 4 Chicago 3 (Vegas wins series 4-1)

Area Scoreboard from Monday (8/17)

August 18, 2020

Boys High School Golf

In the first Dubuque High school sports event of the season: the Wahlert Catholic boys golf team opened the season yesterday at the Blue Top Ridge Invitational at Riverside.

Wahlert placed 4th in the 10 team field shooting a team score of 330. The Golden Eagles were paced by Ben Vaasen with an 80 good for 9th place individually.  Johnston finished tops with 311.

The Senior and Hempstead boys golfers open the season today at Gates Park in Waterloo.

U of I Athletic Taking Big Budget Hit

August 18, 2020

University of Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta has let Hawkeye fans know the dire budget situation due to the postponement of the fall sports schedule especially football. Barta said in the open letter to Hawkeye fans that Iowa anticipates lost revenue of approximately $100 million and an overall budget deficit of between $60- and-75 million.

Barta also added the Big Ten Conference and the Iowa athletics department staff is working diligently on the winter and spring sport seasons while simultaneously exploring how a spring season for fall sports would work.

Barta says Hawkeye fans who purchased football season tickets should email tickets@hawkeyesports.com to request a full refund.

National Scoreboard from Monday (8/17)

August 18, 2020

Final Houston 2 Colorado 1
Final San Diego 14 Texas 4
Final Arizona 4 Oakland 3
Final L.A. Angels 7 San Francisco 6
Final L.A. Dodgers 11 Seattle 9
Final N.Y. Yankees 6 Boston 3
Final Toronto 7 Baltimore 2
Final Minnesota 4 Kansas City 1
Final Chicago White Sox 7 Detroit 2
Final St. Louis 3 Chicago Cubs 1
Final Chicago Cubs 5 St. Louis 4
Final Atlanta 7 Washington 6
Final N.Y. Mets 11 Miami 4
Final OT Denver 135 Utah 125  (Denver leads 1-0)
Final Toronto 134 Brooklyn 110  (Toronto leads 1-0)
Final Boston 109 Philadelphia 101 (Boston leads 1-0)
Final L.A. Clippers 118 Dallas 110  (LA Clippers lead 1-0)
Final Tampa Bay 2 Columbus 1 ( Tampa Bay leads 2-1)
Final Colorado 7 Arizona 1  (Colorado leads 3-1)
Final Boston 4 Carolina 3 (Boston leads 3-1)
Final St. Louis 3 Vancouver 1 (Series tied 2-2)

Cowboys lose McCoy for season...COVID-19 problem at Auburn

August 18, 2020

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is out for the season after tearing the quadriceps tendon in his right leg. McCoy suffered the injury while working out against Antwaun Woods in an individual drill during the first padded practice of training camp. The loss of a potential starting tackle is a blow for first-year coach Mike McCarthy and the mostly new defensive staff.

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Football Team has hired Jason Wright as team president. He’s the first Black person to hold that position in NFL history and at 38 becomes the league’s youngest team president. Wright spent seven years as an NFL running back, was an Arizona Cardinals captain and their Players Association representative.

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn says his players have had 33 positive tests for COVID-19 this summer. Malzahn says his Tigers had no positive tests last week, but four players are still going through the testing protocols. He added that the school has administered 863 tests among players, an average of more than seven times each.

UNDATED (AP) — There will be no fans at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium for NFL and MLS games played in September. The Falcons and United say the coronavirus pandemic forced the decision. The teams say they will continue to collaborate with local and national health officials before deciding on the possibility for fans in games after September.

NEW YORK (AP) — Simona Halep  will skip the U.S. Open, saying she wants to put her health first amid the coronavirus pandemic. Halep is a former top-ranked player who is currently No. 2. She won the title in Prague on Sunday. Six of the top eight women in the WTA rankings won’t play in New York, including No. 1 Ash Barty and defending champion Bianca Andreescu.

QB Smith cleared to practice...LeMahieu shelved...Elliott Wins at Daytona

August 17, 2020

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington quarterback Alex Smith has been activated off the physically unable to perform list by the NFL team. It is the latest step in a remarkable recovery after his right leg was broken in two places during a game nearly two years ago. Sunday’s move means that Smith now is allowed to participate in Washington’s padded practices when the team can move to that phase of training camp Tuesday.

NEW YORK (AP) — American League batting leader DJ LeMahieu has been placed on the 10-day injured list by the Yankees because of a sprained left thumb, joining Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton on the sidelines. LeMahieu was hurt during an awkward swing in the fourth inning of Saturday’s 11-5 victory over Boston and left the game two innings later. LeMahieu is hitting .411 with two homers and eight RBIs.

UNDATED (AP) — The NCAA’s chief medical officer says there is a narrow path to playing college sports during the coronavirus pandemic. However, Dr. Brian Hainline also told CNN late Saturday that “everything would have to line up perfectly” for college sports to be played this fall. Testing of athletes will need to increase when competition begins.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Chase Elliott won the Cup Series road course race at Daytona International Speedway Sunday, holding off hard-charging Denny Hamlin following a late restart and notching his third consecutive victory away from ovals. The 24-year-old Elliott also won on road courses at Charlotte and at Watkins Glen last year. Hamlin finished second, followed Martin Truex Jr. and Jimmie Johnson.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Jim Herman rallied to win the Wyndham Championship and a spot in the FedEx Cup playoffs. Herman capped his third PGA victory by shooting a 7-under 63 for a one-stroke victory over Billy Horshel. Herman overcame a four-stroke deficit in the final round and overtook Horschel with a birdie on the 71st hole.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (8/16)

August 17, 2020

Final Washington 6 Baltimore 5
Final Chicago White Sox 7 St. Louis 2
Final Colorado 10 Texas 6
Final L.A. Dodgers 8 L.A. Angels 3
Final Oakland 15 San Francisco 3

Final Cleveland 8 Detroit 5
Final Tampa Bay 1 Toronto 0
Final Minnesota 4 Kansas City 2
Final Houston 3 Seattle 2
Final Tampa Bay 7 Toronto 5
Final N.Y. Yankees 4 Boston 2

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati  (Postponed)
Final Philadelphia 6 N.Y. Mets 2
Final Atlanta 4 Miami 0
Final Milwaukee 6 Chicago Cubs 5
Final Arizona 5 San Diego 4

Final OT N-Y Islanders 2 Washington 1  (NY leads 3-0)
Final OT Dallas 5 Calgary 4 (Series tied 2-2)
Final Chicago 3 Vegas 1  (Vegas leads 3-1)
Final Philadelphia 1 Montreal 0 (Philadelphia leads 2-1)
Final OT St. Louis 3 Vancouver 2  (Vancouver leads 2-1)

Sunday Sports

August 16, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — Avisail Garcia doubled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cubs 6-5, handing Chicago its first two-game losing streak this season. The Cubs were the only team in the majors that hadn’t dropped back-to-back games before two straight losses to Milwaukee at Wrigley Field. Chicago had won three of four and 12 of 15. Garcia doubled to deep right off Jeremy Jeffress to score automatic runner Christian Yelich from second base to start the 10th. Luis Urías reached on an infield single for an additional run.

UNDATED (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks head into the playoffs seeking to regain the form that enabled them to earn the NBA’s best record. Milwaukee has gone 3-5 since the NBA resumed play after a 4 ½-month layoff. The Bucks have dropped eight of their last 11 games after racing to a 53-9 start. The Bucks  will try to return to their championship-contending form when they open the Eastern Conference playoffs Tuesday against the Orlando Magic at Disney’s Wide World of Sports. Milwaukee won its four regular-season matchups with Orlando by an average margin of 17 points.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Kenny Clark has agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension. Clark’s agent Doug Hendrickson confirmed that the 2016 first-round draft pick from UCLA reached a deal worth $70 million with a $25 million signing bonus. ESPN first reported the deal. Clark has emerged as the Packers’ top defensive lineman. He recorded six sacks for the second straight season last year and also produced 89 tackles. He has 16½ sacks over his four-year career.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 26 shots and the Vegas Golden Knights held off the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 to take a 3-0 lead in their first round series. William Karlsson and Patrick Brown scored for the Golden Knights. Vegas is a perfect 6-0 in the postseason, having also won all three of its round-robin games in the preliminary round to take the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. With Games 3 and 4 on back-to-back nights, Vegas coach Peter DeBoer opted to start Fleury instead of Robin Lehner, who is 4-0 with 2.39 goals-against average this postseason. Olli Maatta scored in the third period and Corey Crawford had 24 saves for Chicago.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Si Woo Kim had a hole in one on the way to a 62 and a two-shot lead over Doc Redman and Rob Oppenheim through three rounds of the PGA’s Wyndham Championship. Kim is at 18-under after 54 holes. He made history three years ago when at 21 he became the youngest winner of The Players Championship. Now, he’s seeking his first victory since — and playing strongly wherever he tees it up. Redman had a 63, while Oppenheim set a career low on tour with a 62 in second at 16-under.

UNDATED (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have fired coach Alvin Gentry after the club missed the playoffs for the fourth time in his five seasons. The Pelicans went 30-42 this season. They finished with just two victories in their final eight games despite the presence of top overall draft choice Zion Williamson and first-time All-Star Brandon Ingram. New Orleans’ lone playoff appearance under Gentry came in the 2017-18 season.

In other NBA news:

— Portland’s Damian Lillard has been unanimously selected as the top player of the NBA’s seeding games at Walt Disney World. He averaged a league-best 37.6 points in the eight games. Phoenix’s Monty Williams led the Suns to a perfect 8-0 record in the bubble and was chosen as the top coach of the seeding-game schedule.

NCAA calls off fall championships except major football...NHL Playoffs...Big Pay Day for Kittle

August 14, 2020

NCAA calls off fall championships except major football
UNDATED (AP) — The NCAA has called off all fall championship events except for major college football because of the limited number of schools competing in sports such as men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball during the first semester. NCAA President Mark Emmert made the announcement in a video posted on Twitter, although it has been clear this was coming as conferences canceled fall sports seasons because of the coronavirus pandemic. Emmert said the NCAA would prioritize staging championships in winter and spring sports because those — including the NCAA basketball tournaments— were canceled when COVID-19 first spiked across the United States in March.

UNDATED (AP) — The Big Sky, West Coast and Southern conferences announced yesterday that they are the latest Division I leagues to postpone their fall sports schedule. New Mexico State has postponed its football season because of COVID-19 concerns and state restrictions. The Aggies are the third independent FBS program to decide not to play in the fall, joining Connecticut and Massachusetts.

UNDATED (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets and Dallas Stars have tied their NHL first-round series, while the Vegas Golden Knights took a 2-0 lead yesterday. Doug Hamilton scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period of the Hurricanes’ 3-2 win over Boston, and Joonas Korpisalo (kohr-pih-SAH’-loh) stopped 36 shots as the Jackets downed Tampa Bay, 3-1. The Knights beat Chicago, 4-3 on Reilly Smith’s overtime goal, and Jamie Oleksiak (oh-LEHK’-see-ak) scored with 40 seconds left to lift the Stars past Calgary, 5-4.

UNDATED (AP) — All-Pro George Kittle has agreed to a five-year, $75 million extension with the San Francisco 49ers, a record for tight ends. According to overthecap.com, the previous high for annual value on a multiyear contract for a tight end was the four-year, $42 million deal Austin Hooper signed this offseason in Cleveland. Kittle had been one of the NFL’s biggest bargains after being drafted in the fifth round in 2017.

UNDATED (AP) — Novak Djokovic  says he will enter the U.S. Open and the hard-court tuneup tournament preceding it in New York this month. Reigning U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu has pulled out of the Grand Slam tournament. She says the coronavirus pandemic prevented her from properly preparing for competition.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (8/13)

August 14, 2020

St. Louis at Detroit (Postponed)
St. Louis at Detroit  (Postponed)
Final Baltimore 11 Philadelphia 4

Final Tampa Bay 17 Boston 8

Final N.Y. Mets 8 Washington 2
Final Pittsburgh 9 Cincinnati 6
Final Chicago Cubs 4 Milwaukee 2
Final L.A. Dodgers 11 San Diego 2

Final Washington 96 Boston 90
Final Sacramento 136 L.A. Lakers 122
Final Phoenix 128 Dallas 102
Final Memphis 119 Milwaukee 106
Final Utah 118 San Antonio 112
Final Portland 134 Brooklyn 133
Final Orlando 133 New Orleans 127

Final Columbus 3 Tampa Bay 1 (Series tied 1-1)
Final OT Vegas 4 Chicago 3  (Vegas leads 2-0)
Final Carolina 3 Boston 2 (Series tied 1-1)
Final Dallas 5 Calgary 4 (Series tied 1-1)

Big 12 to give it a try...Cup playoffs continue

August 13, 2020

UNDATED (AP) — The Big 12 Conference is moving ahead with plans to play college football and other fall sports. They will join the Atlantic Coast and Southeastern conferences in taking the field amid the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, the Big East has joined the growing list of conferences not playing sports in the fall.

UNDATED (AP) — Ten more teams opened their NHL first-round series in either Toronto or Edmonton yesterday. In the East, Patrice Bergeron scored to give Boston a 4-3, double-overtime win over Carolina, Josh Bailey’s short-handed goal snapped a third-period tie in the New York Islanders’ 4-2 victory over Washington, and Carter Hart stopped 27 shots for Philadelphia in a 2-1 triumph over Montreal. In the West, Colorado scored three times in an 83-second span late in the third period to beat Arizona, 3-0, and Bo Horvat furnished two goals in Vancouver’s 5-2 win against St. Louis.

UNDATED (AP) — Marlins manager Don Mattingly says his players sidelined by a coronavirus outbreak are all asymptomatic. Mattingly says those players are feeling great and feel like they are ready to go, adding that some have applied for reinstatement. The Marlins placed 17 players on the injured list last week following an outbreak in Philadelphia that forced seven games to be postponed.

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly had his suspension for throwing pitches near the heads of Houston hitters reduced to five games on appeal. Kelly was originally penalized eight games by Major League Baseball on July 29. In that game he threw a 96 mph fastball near the head of Houston’s Alex Bregman and two curveballs that brushed back Carlos Correa.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Bills have signed coach Sean McDermott to a multiyear contract extension. A person with direct knowledge told the Associated Press the contract is a four-year extension that runs through the 2025 season. McDermott is the first Bills coach to receive a contract extension since Dick Jauron in 2008 — though Jauron was fired the following year.

August 13, 2020

Final Chicago Cubs 7 Cleveland 2
Final Minnesota 12 Milwaukee 2
Final Kansas City 5 Cincinnati 4
Final Baltimore 5 Philadelphia 4
Final Houston 5 San Francisco 1
Final N.Y. Yankees 6 Atlanta 3
Final Miami 14 Toronto 11

Final Chicago White Sox 7 Detroit 5
Final Oakland 8 L.A. Angels 4
Final Tampa Bay 9 Boston 5
Final Texas 7 Seattle 4

Pittsburgh at St. Louis  (Postponed)
Final Arizona 13 Colorado 7
Final N.Y. Mets 11 Washington 6
Final L.A. Dodgers 6 San Diego 0

Final Indiana 108 Houston 104
Final Toronto 125 Philadelphia 121
Final Oklahoma City 116 Miami 115
Final L.A. Clippers 124 Denver 111

Final 2OT Boston 4 Carolina 3  (Boston leads 1-0)
Final N-Y Islanders 4 Washington 2  (NY leads 1-0)
Final Colorado 3 Arizona 0 (Colorado leads 1-0)
Final Philadelphia 2 Montreal 1 (Phily leads 1-0)
Final Vancouver 5 St. Louis 2 (Vancouver leads 1-0)

Big 12 moves ahead with fall sports beginning in September

August 12, 2020

The Big 12 Conference is moving ahead with plans to play college football and other fall sports. They will join the Atlantic Coast and Southeastern conferences in taking the field amid the coronavirus pandemic. The move came one day after the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced they would not play this fall. In the Big 12, fall sports will begin after Sept. 1 with the football schedule beginning league play Sept. 26. Schools also can play one non-conference opponent.


Painful cancellations...NCAA legal loss...Astros coach out

August 12, 2020

UNDATED (AP) — Saying it’s not possible to have protective bubbles like the NBA and the NHL, the Big 10 and Pac-12 have canceled their fall football seasons. The decisions came despite pleas from players, coaches and President Donald Trump in recent days to play on. Forty percent of major college football teams have now decided to punt on a fall season, a decision that will cost schools tens of millions of dollars and upends traditions dating back a century.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A court decision the NCAA says will hurt college sports by allowing certain student-athletes to be paid “vast sums” of money as “educational expenses” will go into effect after the Supreme Court declined Tuesday to intervene at this point. Justice Elena Kagan denied the NCAA’s request to put a lower court ruling on hold at least temporarily while the NCAA asks the Supreme Court to take up the case. It plans to do so by mid-October.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Devin Booker scored 35 points and the Phoenix Suns protected their playoff hopes by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 130-117 to remain undefeated in the NBA restart. Booker became the Suns’ career leader with his 91st 30-point game, breaking a tie with Walter Davis. Phoenix is 7-0 as the only undefeated team in the restart and an unlikely factor in the tight race for a spot in this weekend’s play-for the final playoff spot.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo was ejected from Milwaukee’s game against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night after the NBA MVP headbutted Moritz Wagner. Wagner took a charge from Antetokounmpo, who didn’t like the call in what had become a physical game. The head butt happened during a break in the action. Antetokounmpo had 12 points and nine rebounds in 10 minutes before exiting the floor.

OAKLAND (AP) — Houston Astros hitting coach Álex Cintrón has received a 20-game suspension and a fine for his role in a benches-clearing brawl at Oakland. Cintrón’s suspension is the longest for an on-field transgression in 15 years. Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano was given a six-game suspension and a fine. He is appealing the punishment.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (8/11)

August 12, 2020

Final Toronto 5 Miami 4
Final Cincinnati 6 Kansas City 5
Final N.Y. Yankees 9 Atlanta 6
Final Chicago Cubs 7 Cleveland 1
Final Baltimore 10 Philadelphia 9
Final Milwaukee 6 Minnesota 4
Final San Francisco 7 Houston 6

Final Chicago White Sox 8 Detroit 4
Final Tampa Bay 8 Boston 2
Final Texas 4 Seattle 2
Final L.A. Angels 6 Oakland 0

Pittsburgh at St. Louis 8:15 p.m. (Postponed)
Final Washington 2 N.Y. Mets 1
Final Colorado 8 Arizona 7
Final San Diego 6 L.A. Dodgers 2

Final Brooklyn 108 Orlando 96
Final San Antonio 123 Houston 105
Final Phoenix 130 Philadelphia 117
Final Boston 122 Memphis 107
Final Portland 134 Dallas 131
Final Sacramento 112 New Orleans 106
Final Milwaukee 126 Washington 113

Carolina at Boston 8 p.m. (Postponed)
Final Calgary 3 Dallas 2
Final 5OT Tampa Bay 3 Columbus 2
Final Vegas 4 Chicago 1