Local, Regional and National Sports Updates
July 20, 2019
High School Baseball Playoff Scores
Class 4-A Substate
- Western Dubuque 11, Waterloo East 0 (5 innings), Western Dubuque earns trip to the Substate Final on Wednesday.
- Hempstead 6, Davenport North 5
- Davenport Central 6, Senior 5
Hempstead will host Davenport Central on Monday night in the semi final.
Class 3-A District Semi-Finals
- Wahlert 11, Vinton-Shellsburg 1 (5 innings)
- Benton Community 3, Maquoketa 2 (8 innings)
Wahlert will meet Benton Community on Monday Night at 7 o’clock in Maquoketa which will be broadcast on AM 1370 and kdth.com.
If the weather allows tonight, some area high school baseball teams will be attempting to take another step closer to the state tournament by winning district final round games.
In Class 2-A: Cascade will host Oelwein for the District 4 championship with the winner to face the winner of the District 3 Final on Tuesday night at Waverly. 8th ranked Dyersville Beckman will host Camanche for the District 5 title with the winner meeting the winner of the District 6 on Tuesday night at Dewitt.
All Star High School Football Games
Iowa and Wisconsin are holding their All Star High School Football games today.
The Iowa Shrine Bowl will be at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls this evening at 4 o’clock.
There are four graduated seniors from the KDTH area who will be representing their alma maters as members of the North All-Stars before heading to college this fall.
· Nick Kubitz( cue-bits) of Dubuque Senior
· Jesse Hilby of Dubuque Hempstead
· Trey Daugherty (door-tee) of Bellevue
· Owen Grover of Dyersville Beckman
Senior High head coach Dale Ploessl is an assistant on the North All Star roster.
The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All Star games are scheduled today at U-W Oshkosh Titan Stadium. On the South Small Schools squad are several graduates from the area:
· Curtis Cox of Mineral Point
· Maguire Fitzgerald and Logan O’Brien of Fennimore
· Brayden Holzemer of Cuba City
· Troy Klein of Lancaster
· Cyrus Siegert and Nate Wieseler of Potosi/Cassville
Potosi-Cassville head coach Mark Siegert is the Head Coach for the Small School South who will play the Small School North at 1:30.
National Sports Updates
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) – Kentucky native J.B. Holmes has a share of the lead with Irishman Shane Lowry at 8 under through two rounds of the British Open, one shot ahead of Tommy Fleetwood and Lee Westwood. Lowry opened with three straight birdies and became the first player to reach double figures under par when he holed a 40-foot birdie putt on the 10th hole as the roar from the gallery pierced the heavy air and rain. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy failed to make the cut.
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) – Brad Keselowski has earned his first NASCAR Cup pole since 2017 by winning Friday’s qualifying at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Keselowski turned a fast lap of 136.384 mph in his Ford to edge Kyle Busch, who briefly held the top speed. Kurt Busch was third in qualifying after nosing out his brother to win last weekend’s race at Kentucky Motor Speedway.
NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL will not suspend Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill under its personal conduct policy in a domestic violence case involving his 3-year-old son. The league says it has not been given access to information in the court proceedings. A district attorney in June said an investigation was dropped because officials couldn’t prove who injured the boy, the league says those court proceeding are confidential and all law enforcement records are sealed.
TORONTO (AP) – Kyle Lowry has undergone surgery to repair damaged ligaments in his left thumb, an injury he played through during the last two rounds of Toronto’s run to the NBA championship. The All-Star point guard was hurt May 12 during Game 7 of a victory over Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference semifinals. He continued to play and helped Toronto win its first title when he finished with 26 points and 10 assists in Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Golden State.
PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Leury García had four hits, including three doubles, Reynaldo López won for the first time in six starts and the Chicago White Sox stopped a seven-game losing streak by beating the slumping Tampa Bay Rays 9-2. García became the first White Sox player to have three doubles in a game since Adam Eaton against Minnesota on Aug. 2, 2014. Tampa Bay has lost 20 of 35 and dropped a season-high nine games behind the AL East-leading Yankees.
CHICAGO (AP) – Anthony Rizzo hit a go-ahead grand slam after 9-year-old Matteo Lambert of Vienna, Virginia, asked for a homer, and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Diego Padres 6-5. Javier Báez also homered for the NL Central-leading Cubs, who have won six of seven since the All-Star break. Craig Kimbrel struck out three around a four-pitch walk in the ninth for his fourth save in five chances. Manny Machado homered for San Diego, which has has lost five of six and 11 of 15.