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Eastern Iowa Basketball All Star Games

Many of the top senior class high school basketball players on the Eastern side of the state gathered at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids last night for the Eastern Iowa All Star Games.

In the boys game; the South defeated the North 111-94. Hempstead’s Connor Duax playing for the North scored 8 points. Abe Kinrade of Maquoketa playing on the South squad tallied 14. The game MVP was Connor McCaffery of Iowa City West for the South who scored 20.

In the girls contest, the North reigned supreme winning 77-63 over the South. Bellevue Marquette Catholic’s Marissa Schroeder was co-MVP scoring 17 to lead the North, teammates Morgan Pitz of Western Dubuque scored 13, Savannah Domeyer of Clayton Ridge had 12, and Megan Gronau of Hempstead scored 6.

Area Scoreboard (3/23)

High School Baseball

  • East Dubuque 8, Galena 2

College Baseball

  • UW Platteville defeated Simpson twice 14-7 and 10-2

College Softball

  • Clarke 5, William Penn 0 and Clarke 8, William Penn 4 (Clarke now 14-4 and 6-2)

Men’s Lacrosse                                    

  • Illinois Wesleyan 28, Dubuque 2

US takes WBC…No. 1 moves into 2nd round…Early departures in hoops…VCU picks Rhoades

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Marcus Stroman carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Ian Kinsler belted a two-run homer as the United States crushed Puerto Rico, 8-0 to win the World Baseball Classic. Stroman allowed just four balls past the infield and left to a standing ovation following Angel Pagan’s double leading off the seventh. The Toronto Blue Jays hurler silenced a Puerto Rican club that had outscored the opposition 55-26 while winning its first seven games of the tournament.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – World No. 1 Dustin Johnson has cruised into the next round of the Match Play Championship by earning a 5-and-3 victory over Webb Simpson. Second seed Rory McIlroy and No. 5 Jordan Spieth were knocked out yesterday, while Jason Day withdrew to be with his ailing mother. Defending champion Jason Day conceded his match to Pat Perez, although details were unclear why the Australian stopped after a double bogey to fall 3 down before his departure.

UNDATED (AP) – Duke freshman Jayson Tatum, Florida State guard Dwayne Bacon and Louisville guard Donovan Mitchell have announced that they intend to give up their remaining college eligibility to enter the NBA draft. Also planning to leave early are Wake Forest sophomore forward John Collins, Syracuse’s Tyler Lydon and California sophomore forward Ivan Rabb. None of the players has signed with an agent.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Mike Rhoades has been introduced as the new men’s basketball coach at VCU, where he served as an assistant under former coach Shaka Smart. Rhoades returns to Richmond after posting a 47-52 record as head coach at Rice, including a 23-win season this year. He replaces Will Wade, who stepped down on Tuesday to become LSU’s head coach.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – NASCAR has suspended the crew chiefs for Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick for violations discovered following Sunday’s Monster Energy race at Phoenix Raceway. Keselowski’s car failed post-race inspection, leading NASCAR to suspend crew chief Paul Wolfe for three races and fine him $65,000 while docking Team Penske 35 driver and owner points. Harvick crew chief Rodney Childers was suspended for one race and fined $25,000, while Stewart-Haas Racing team was docked 10 driver and 10 team owner points for an illegal track bar mount and supports.

National Scoreboard (3/23)

Final Charlotte 109 Orlando 102
Final Boston 109 Indiana 100
Final Oklahoma City 122 Philadelphia 97
Final Chicago 117 Detroit 95
Final Washington 104 Atlanta 100
Final Denver 126 Cleveland 113
Final Milwaukee 116 Sacramento 98
Final Utah 108 N-Y Knicks 101

Final Toronto 5 Columbus 2
Final N-Y Islanders 3 N-Y Rangers 2
Final Anaheim 4 Edmonton 3


Round 3
at Arlington, Texas
Final CS Bakersfield 80 Texas-Arlington 76
at Orlando, Fla.
Final UCF 68 Illinois 58

Eastern Iowa All Star Games Tonight

Many of the top senior class high school basketball players on the Eastern side of the state will gather together at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids tonight for the Eastern Iowa All Star Games. The roster for the North squads includes a number of area preps. In the boys game will be Hempstead’s Connor Duax. Representing the South squad will be Abe Kinrade of Maquoketa.

In the girls game representing the North squad will be Megan Gronau of Hempstead, Morgan Pitz of Western Dubuque, Marissa Schroeder of Bellevue Marquette Catholic, and Savannah Domeyer of Clayton Ridge.

The girls game will tipoff at 6 o’clock with the boys game to follow.

Area Scoreboard (3-22)

College Baseball

  • Judson 4, No. 16 Clarke 3
  • 16 Clarke 5, Judson 4

College Men’s Volleyball

  • Culver Stockton 3, #7 Clarke 1 (21-25, , 25-18, 25-23, 25-20)

College Women’s Lacrosse

  • Loras 19, Elmhurst 3

High School Softball

  • East Dubuque 7, Pecatonica 6

World Baseball Classic … Sweet 16 … Retroactive disqualifications

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The United States will play Puerto Rico tonight in Los Angeles in the title game of the World Baseball Classic. The matchup was set up by the U.S. team’s 2-1 nail-biter victory Tuesday night over Japan at Dodger Stadium. A daylong downpour, rare in Southern California, couldn’t dampen the resilient U.S. team led by former Major League Baseball manager Jim Leyland . Brandon Crawford scored the tie-breaking run when Japanese pitcher Noburhiro Matsuda bobbled Adam Jones’ grounder toward third base in the third inning.

CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina (AP) – North Carolina Coach Roy Williams is preaching the value of rebounding as he gets his Tar Heels ready for another run for the men’s NCAAA championship. The tournament is now down to 16 teams remaining, and the Tar Heels will face Butler on Friday night in Memphis, Tennessee. North Carolina (29-7) has been a strong rebounding team throughout the season, leading the nation with a rebounding margin of 13-1. It’s the highest average for a Division I team since Michigan State out-rebounded opponents by more than 15 a game in 2001.

MOSCOW (AP) – Russian officials say three of the country’s athletes have been retroactively disqualified from the 2012 Olympics after failing doping retests. The three women who were disqualified include two hammer throwers and a triple jumper. None of the trio was a medalist. Russian officials didn’t say which substances were involved and the International Olympic Committee had no immediate comment.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Vlad Brodziansky scored 20 points, Kenrich Williams had the first triple-double in TCU history and the Horned Frogs rolled over Richmond 86-68 to win their bracket of the NIT and advance to the Final Four for the first time. Williams had 11 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists for TCU (22-15), which was seeded fourth and knocked out top-seeded Iowa in the second round. Desmond Bane added 13 points and Alex Robinson had 12. In another Round Three NIT showdown, Georgia Tech defeated Mississippi 74-66.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Rice coach Mike Rhoades is returning to VCU to become the Rams’ head coach. The 44-year-old Rhoades spent five years as an assistant to Shaka Smart from 2009-14. He replaces Will Wade, who resigned Monday night to take the same position at LSU. Rhoades told Fox 26 TV in Houston the VCU job is a “dream come true.” Virginia Commonwealth University has not officially announced the hire, but scheduled a news conference for Wednesday to introduce its new men’s coach.

National Scoreboard (3/22)

Final OT Toronto 122 Chicago 120
Final Miami 112 Phoenix 97
Final Brooklyn 98 Detroit 96
Final New Orleans 95 Memphis 82
Final Golden State 112 Dallas 87
Final San Antonio 100 Minnesota 93
Final Milwaukee 93 Portland 90
Final L.A. Clippers 133 L.A. Lakers 109

Final Pittsburgh 3 Buffalo 1
Final OT New Jersey 3 N-Y Rangers 2
Final Washington 4 Calgary 2
Final Ottawa 3 Boston 2
Final OT Detroit 2 Montreal 1
Final Arizona 5 Tampa Bay 3
Final Carolina 4 Florida 3
Final Winnipeg 3 Philadelphia 2
Final OT Vancouver 5 Chicago 4
Final Minnesota 3 San Jose 2
Final St. Louis 4 Colorado 2



Round 3
at University, Miss.
Final Georgia Tech 74 Mississippi 66
at Fort Worth, Texas
Final TCU 86 Richmond 68

KDTH Bracket Busters Contest Leader Board

KDTH Bracket Busters Contest leader board going into the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament:

Place  Listener                Score   Correct   Possible        National Champ

                                                                        Best Scores

1          Doug Wareham        50        38        110     47        Villanova

1          Jon Dienst                50         38        114     48        Villanova

1          Diane Kunnert          50        38        114     48        Villanova

1          Pat Kunnert              50         38        158     49        N. Carolina

5          Rod Bakke              49          38        113     48        Duke

6          Greg Till                   48          36        112     46        Duke

6          JC Miller                   48         37        104     45        Duke

6          Jeanne Schonhoff    48        38        160     50        Arizona

6          Lois Glover               48         37        164     50        Gonzaga

6          Mark Mier                  48         37        132     46        UCLA

6          Vickie Knowles         48        37        144     48        Kentucky

6          Eldon Hefel              48         37        100     45        Duke

6          Jane McPhail            48        37        104     46        Maryland

6          Nick Kunnert            48         37        156     48        Arizona

16        $Dan Chapman        47        37        159     49        Arizona

16        lisa tyler                    47         36        83        43        Louisville

16        Nate Tyler                 47         36        155     47        Kentucky

16        Ray Orris                  47         35        159     47        Arizona

16        Sherry Grutz             47         36        111     46        Duke

***Several other listeners are just a point or two back so this standings board could look much different after the weekend.

Area Scoreboard (3/21)

College Baseball

  • The Loras baseball team concluded it’s annual trip to the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational with a sweep of Hope on Monday. 3-2 and 11-5. The Duhawks play their Iowa Conference opener on Friday and Saturday at Simpson


College Softball

  • The Loras softball team concluded it’s trip to Florida with a split, falling in their first game of the day, 5-3 to Wooster before earning an 11-2 win over Washington & Jefferson. The Duhawks play home opener on Saturday against Cornell.


High School Baseball

  • Galena 3, East Dubuque 2

Harden’s last-minute lay-up … Celtics-Wizards … Brady’s Jerseys Found

HOUSTON (AP) – James Harden drove the length of the floor for a layup with 2.4 seconds left to lift the Houston Rockets over the Denver Nuggets 125-124 on Monday night. Harden had 39 points, 11 assists and was three rebounds shy of his 20th triple-double of the season. Houston outlasted Denver in a duel between the second- and third-highest scoring teams in the NBA. Harden likely saved the game for Houston, too, when he batted down an inbounds pass to Mason Plumlee near the basket following his layup.

BOSTON (AP) – Boston increased its slim hold over Washington for second place in the playoff hunt in the NBA’s Eastern Conference with a 110-102 victory over the slumping Wizards. Isaiah Thomas, back after missing two games with an injury, led the Celtics with 25 points in the game, which extended Boston’s lead over Washington in the division to two and a half games.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Eddie Rosario’s sacrifice fly drove in Carlos Correa with the winning run in the 11th inning, giving Puerto Rico a 4-3 victory over the Netherlands and a spot in the World Baseball Classic championship game. Correa hit a two-run homer in the first inning, and T.J. Rivera added a solo shot in the second. Puerto Rico will play either two-time champion Japan or the United States in the final Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. The Japan-U.S. semi is tonight.

DETROIT (AP) – Tyler Bozak scored the go-ahead power-play goal with less than two minutes left and the Toronto Maple Leafs earned a 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins. The win pulled the Leafs (81 points) within one point of the Bruins (82 points) for third place in the Atlantic division. And Jack Eichel and Matt Moulson each scored a power-play goal in the first two periods to propel the Buffalo Sabres over the Detroit Redwings 2-1.

UNDATED (AP) – In the women’s NCAA basketball tournament, Kia Nurse scored 29 points and tied a tournament record with nine 3-points to lead undefeated UConn to a 94-64 win over Syracuse in a second round rematch of last year’s national championship game. In other games, Stanford routed No. 7 seed Kansas State 69-48 to advance to the Cardinal’s 10th straight Sweet 16, and Oregon earned its first Sweet 16 berth by upsetting Duke 74-65.

BOSTON (AP) – Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl jersey has been found in Mexico six weeks after it vanished from the Patriots’ locker room – but the mystery isn’t over. The NFL said the jersey was found in “possession of a credentialed member of the international media,” and authorities were investigating Monday whether a former Mexican tabloid newspaper executive played a role in the theft.

National Scoreboard (3/21)


Final Indiana 107 Utah 100
Final OT Orlando 112 Philadelphia 109
Final Charlotte 105 Atlanta 90
Final Boston 110 Washington 102
Final Houston 125 Denver 124
Final Golden State 111 Oklahoma City 95
Final L.A. Clippers 114 N-Y Knicks 105


Final Toronto 4 Boston 2
Final Buffalo 2 Detroit 1
Final Nashville 3 Arizona 1
Final Dallas 1 San Jose 0
Final Edmonton 2 L.A. Kings 0



Round 2
at Normal, Ill.
Final UCF 63 Illinois St. 62
at Champaign, Ill.
Final Illinois 71 Boise St. 56
at Fort Collins, Colo.
Final CS Bakersfield 81 Colorado St. 63
at Arlington, Texas
Final Texas-Arlington 85 Akron 69

Area Scoreboard (3/20)

College Baseball

  • At AJ Spiegel Park: No. 11 Clarke 6, William Penn 5 and Clarke 9, Clarke 5 (Clarke now 20-3, 7-1 Heart.)
  • At Auburndale, Florida: The Loras baseball team fell to 4-6 on the year after a 5-3 loss to Knox on Sunday.


College Softball

  • At Veterans Park: Clarke 7, Peru State 6 and Peru State 16, Clarke 8 (5 innings)
  • In Clermont, Florida: The Loras softball team made program history with a 2-0 win over St. Scholastica to earn the Duhawks a 9-0 start which marks the best start in Loras softball program history. Loras then fell to Hamilton, 5-4, for it’s first loss of the year.


Women’s Lacrosse

  • Concordia (WI) 17, Loras 1

Gamecocks, Wolverines pull of surprises…Kansas, UNC advance…Ryan ends victory drought

UNDATED (AP) – Seventh seeds South Carolina and Michigan provided the biggest surprises in yesterday’s NCAA Tournament action. Sindarius Thornwell pumped in 24 points and the Gamecocks erased a double-digit deficit in the second half to knock out Duke, 88-81. Moe Wagner  scored a career-high 26 points and helped the Wolverines turn a 45-36 deficit into a 73-69 win over Louisville.

UNDATED (AP) – Top seeds North Carolina and Kansas have advanced to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament. Josh Jackson contributed 14 of his 23 points in the second half as the Jayhawks rolled to a 90-70 romp over Michigan State. Kennedy Meeks finished with 16 points to help the Tar Heels dispose of Arkansas, 72-65.

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Ryan Newman won yesterday’s Monster Engery Cup race at Phoenix by skipping a tire-changing pit stop to take the lead from deep in the pack. He held on for the final two laps to break a 127-race winless streak and force Kyle Larson to settle for his third straight runner-up finish. Newman also halted a 112-race losing skid for Richard Childress Racing.

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) – Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is still four to five weeks away from playing in a game as he deals with shoulder inflammation. Kipnis received a second opinion on his shoulder and has been cleared to resume a strengthening program in a week. The Indians also say pitcher Cody Anderson will undergo Tommy John surgery that will cause him to miss the entire season.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Marc Leishman rallied to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill and earn a spot in the Masters next month. The Australian went ahead by sinking a 50-foot eagle putt on 16 before closing with two tough pars to complete a one-stroke win over Kevin Kisner and Charley Hoffman. Leishman shot a 3-under 69 on Sunday for an 11-under total.

National Scoreboard (3/20)

Second Round
at Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Final South Carolina 88 Duke 81
at BOK Center
Final Baylor 82 Southern Cal 78
at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Final Kentucky 65 Wichita St. 62
at Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Final North Carolina 72 Arkansas 65
at Golden 1 Center
Final UCLA 79 Cincinnati 67
at BOK Center
Final Kansas 90 Michigan St. 70
at Golden 1 Center
Final Oregon 75 Rhode Island 72
at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Final Michigan 73 Louisville 69



Round 2
at Richmond, Va.
Final Richmond 87 Oakland 83
at Iowa City, Iowa
Final OT TCU 94 Iowa 92
at Atlanta, Ga.
Final Georgia Tech 71 Belmont 57


Final Dallas 111 Brooklyn 104
Final Philadelphia 105 Boston 99
Final Detroit 112 Phoenix 95
Final Portland 115 Miami 104
Final New Orleans 123 Minnesota 109
Final Toronto 116 Indiana 91
Final San Antonio 118 Sacramento 102
Final Cleveland 125 L.A. Lakers 120

Final Columbus 4 New Jersey 1
Final Pittsburgh 4 Florida 0
Final Winnipeg 5 Minnesota 4
Final Chicago 6 Colorado 3
Final OT Philadelphia 4 Carolina 3
Final Montreal 4 Ottawa 1
Final Calgary 5 L.A. Kings 2