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Friday night number five of the football season in Iowa and Illinois and number six in Wisconsin.

In Iowa, district play will open up across the state. Senior and Hempstead both have difficult challenges as they open Class 4-A District 3 play. Hempstead welcomes 2nd ranked Cedar Falls to Dalzell Field.  Senior opens district play at 10th ranked Cedar Rapids Prairie.

Wahlert starts play in 3-A District 4 in Epworth tonight against 10th ranked Western Dubuque. You can hear that game tonight on AM 1370 and, pregame around 7:05.

Also tonight a huge showdown in Class1-A District 4 as 5th ranked Bellevue welcomes top ranked West Branch. Also tonight in that district: Cascade at North Cedar and Dyersville Beckman hosting Northeast Goose Lake. Other area match-ups in Iowa: Clayton Ridge hosts MFL Mar Mac.

In Illinois: Galena hosts West Carroll and East Dubuque travels to Amboy.

In Wisconsin: In the SWC, Lancaster hosts River Valley, Platteville welcomes Richland Center. Ina the SWAL: Fennimore at Southwestern, Cuba City at Boscobel, Iowa Grant at Mineral Point, and Darlington hosts Cambridge. Six Rivers games tonight: Shullsburg at North Crawford and River Ridge at Highland, the rest of the league plays tomorrow.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (9/20)



  • Cascade 3, Iowa City Regina 2
  • West Liberty 3, Bellevue 1
  • Prince of Peace 3, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 2


  • Benton 3, Potosi 0
  • Cuba City 3, Boscobel 0
  • Platteville 3, Lancaster 0
  • Fennimore 3, Southwestern 1
  • River Ridge 3, Belmont 0


  • East Dubuque 2, Orangeville 0
  • Galena 2, River Ridge 0


  • At theJim Boughton Invitational hosted by Senior yesterday at a soggy Dubuque Soccer Complex: In the boys race, Hempstead captured the team title with 37, Senior was 4th with 121, Wahlert 5th with 135, Western Dubuque 6th with 153. Ben Hermiston of Hempstead had the top area time finishing 3rd in 16.53.9.
  • In the girls race: Senior took the title with 31 points led by a 1-2 finish from Claire Edmondson and Lilly Schmidt, Wahlert was 4th with 90, Hempstead 5th with 109, and Western Dubuque was 7th with 246.



  • Dubuque 5, St. Ambrose 4

U-D’s McGovern Joins USA Wrestling Staff for Master’s World Championships

University of Dubuque’s head wrestling coach, Jon McGovern, will be joining the USA Wrestling Team as a coach in freestyle for the 2018 Master’s World Championships in Macedonia next weekend.

McGovern will join Chris Brown who is the team leader/coach in both freestyle and Greco-Roman, who for the first time in nine years will not be competing. Brown is a two-time World Masters Champion in Greco-Roman and retired from competition last year.

Last spring, McGovern and the Spartans staff had the chance to coach eight UD wrestling alumni at the Master’s USA Nationals in April in Las Vegas. Former NCAA Division III National Champion, Josh Terrell, competed and won his weight class. Terrell was getting ready to compete in the World Championships, but a family move and a new addition to his family will keep him away in 2018.

The World Championships will be September 28th thru the 30th.

Browns snap skid…Keenum practices…Bosox clinch AL East…Woods, Fowler share lead

CLEVELAND (AP) – Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns have put an end to the team’s 19-game winless streak by rallying from a 14-0 deficit to beat the New York Jets, 21-17. Mayfield came in for Tyrod Taylor late in the second quarter and was 17 of 23 for 201 yards and a reception on a two-point conversion. Carlos Hyde’s second touchdown of the night put the Browns ahead with 2:04 to play.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Broncos quarterback Case Keenum returned to practice yesterday after missing a day with a sore knee. Keenum didn’t want to miss Wednesday’s workout but said he understood that being cautious in September will give him a better chance of staying in the lineup all season. He has led the Broncos to a pair of fourth-quarter comebacks, pushing his record over the last two seasons to 13-3.

NEW YORK (AP) – Mookie Betts was 4-for-5 with a three-run homer, five RBIs and three runs scored as the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the New York Yankees, 11-6 and clinch their third straight AL East title. Xander Bogaerts  lifted a tiebreaking, sacrifice fly in the seventh that was thrown away by outfielder Aaron Hicks, allowing a second run to score. Jackie Bradley Jr. and Brock Holt also homered for the Red Sox, whose 104 victories is one off the team record set in 1912.

MIAMI (AP) – Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter is hinting that manager Don Mattingly is expected to return next year as the ballclub continues its latest rebuilding effort. When asked about Mattingly’s status for 2019, Jeter said, “He’s under contract.” Mattingly took over before the 2016 season and is 215-259 with Miami, including a 59-92 mark this year.

ATLANTA (AP) – Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler are co-leaders heading into the second round of the PGA’s Tour Championship in Atlanta, one shot ahead of World No. 1 Justin Rose and Gary Woodland. Woods sank an eagle putt from just over 25 feet on the par-5 18th for a 5-under 65 and a share of the lead. Fowler putted for birdie on all but two holes for his 65 as he tries to avoid ending the season without a victory.

MLB/NFL Scoreboard for Thursday (9/20)


Final Oakland 21 L-A Angels 3
Final Boston 11 N-Y Yankees 6
Final Toronto 9 Tampa Bay 8
Final Detroit 11 Kansas City 8
Final Chi White Sox 5 Cleveland 4, 11 Innings


Final N-Y Mets 5 Washington 4, 12 Innings
Final Cincinnati 4 Miami 2
Final Atlanta 8 Philadelphia 3


Final Cleveland 21 N-Y Jets 17

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (9/19)


  • Loras 1, St. Mary’s 0
  • William Penn 3, Clarke 0
  • UW Platteville vs Augustana (Called at halftime due to lighting


  • Dubuque 2, UW Platteville 1
  • Clarke 2, William Penn 0


  • Dubuque 3, Wartburg 1

IATC Cross Country Rankngs

The Hempstead boys cross country team has climbed to 2nd  in the state in the latest  Class 4A  cross country rankings from the Iowa Track Coaches Association, Senior is ranked 14th in the boys poll. The Senior girls are rated 3rd in the new 4A girls poll and Hempstead is 14th.

The Wahlert boys are ranked 11th in Class 3A and once again the Wahlert girls are the top ranked team in the girls poll.

In Class 2A: Bellevue is ranked 8th in the boys poll while Cascade is 13th in the girls rankings.

In Class 1A: Bellevue Marquette Catholic is ranked 14th in the girls poll.

Vigil honors star golfer from Spain who was killed in Iowa

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Teammates and others who knew an Iowa State University student-athlete who was killed this week while playing golf near the campus shared stories about her and lit candles in her memory.

The vigil Wednesday evening to remember 22-year-old Celia Barquin Arozamena drew a large crowd north of the Campanile, a bell tower on the Ames campus. Several speakers, including women’s golf coach Christie Martens, talked about the star golfer from Spain.

Barquin, an engineering student, was the Big 12 women’s golf champion this year.

Those who attended the vigil also signed cards for Barquin’s family.

Barquin’s body was found Monday at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames. Police charged a 22-year-old homeless man who had been staying in an encampment near the golf course with first-degree murder in her stabbing death.

Bauer ready to pitch…Aroldis activated…Story rehabbing…Mets shelve Wheeler

CLEVELAND (AP) – Cleveland Indians All-Star Trevor Bauer is scheduled to pitch tomorrow against Boston, his first appearance since breaking his right leg last month. Indians manager Terry Francona said Bauer will pitch a “couple of innings” versus the Red Sox and hopes he’ll make two additional starts before the postseason. Bauer is 12-6 with a 2.22 ERA in 25 starts this year.

NEW YORK (AP) – New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has been activated from the disabled list after sitting out nearly a month with left knee tendinitis. Chapman has 31 saves and a 2.11 ERA in 50 appearances this season. He was available for last night’s 10-1 romp over the Red Sox, but they kept him in the bullpen, with the Yankees blowing out the Red Sox.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story is receiving treatment for right elbow inflammation and may participate in some baseball activities at the team’s spring training facility in Phoenix today. Story left Monday’s game in the sixth inning after complaining of soreness. He just became the first shortstop in major league history with at least 40 doubles, 30 home runs and 25 steals in a season.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The New York Mets have shut down Zack Wheeler for the rest of the season after the right-hander logged nearly 100 more innings than in 2017. Wheeler went 12-7 with a 3.31 ERA in 29 starts this season, but he was 9-1 with a 1.68 ERA over his final 11 starts. Wheeler missed two full seasons after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2015 and was 3-7 with a 5.21 last year.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Denver Broncos quarterback Case Keenum says he plans to practice with the first team today after sitting out Wednesday’s workout with a sore knee. Keenum was hit five times in the pocket, sacked once, and ran three times for 16 yards and a touchdown in Sunday’s 20-19 win over Oakland, but he doesn’t remember tweaking the knee in that game. He’s led the Broncos to their sixth straight 2-0 start with a pair of fourth-quarter comebacks.

MLB Scoreboard from Wednesday (9/19)


Final Pittsburgh 2 Kansas City 1


Final Minnesota 8 Detroit 2
Final Tampa Bay 9 Texas 3
Final N-Y Yankees 10 Boston 1
Final Baltimore 2 Toronto 1
Final Cleveland 4 Chi White Sox 1
Final Seattle 9 Houston 0
Final Oakland 10 L-A Angels 0


Final Atlanta 7 St. Louis 3
Final Philadelphia 4 N-Y Mets 0
Final Milwaukee 7 Cincinnati 0
Final San Diego 8 San Francisco 4
Final Arizona 9 Chi Cubs 0
Final L-A Dodgers 5 Colorado 2

Wahlert’s Coach Westercamp in the Running for Most Valuable Coach Award

Wahlert Catholic boys tennis coach Julie Westercamp is among the Top 50 for the Most Valuable Coach Award sponsored by U.S. Cellular. Westercamp is currently in 3rd place. Public voting to select the “Final 15 Coaches” from among the “Top 50 Coaches” ends on October 8th. You can vote by going to mostvaluablecoach-dot-com.

In Coach Westercamp’s first year at Wahlert, her team won the State Championship. Four weeks before the 2017 season started, Coach Westercamp was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and despite ongoing therapy, she continued on coaching maintaining a positive attitude. Wahlert athletes rallied around her fundraising over $45,000 in less than a week to assist her with the medical costs.

U.S. Cellular, in partnership with Samsung, will award $5,000 to each of the Final 15 coaches’ schools, $10,000 to the third place winner’s school and $20,000 to the second place winner’s school.. The grand prize winner of Most Valuable Coach will receive a $50,000 school grant and a Samsung prize package for their school.

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Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/18)



  • #4 5A Cedar Rapids Jefferson 3, #4 4A Wahlert 2
  • Hempstead 3, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 2
  • Cedar Rapids Prairie 3, Senior 0
  • Western Dubuque 3, Cedar Rapids Washington 0
  • Cascade 3, Monticello 2
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 3, Cedar Valley Christian 1
  • #2 2A Dyersville Beckman 3, Central Dewitt 0
  • Solon 3, Maquoketa 0


  • Cuba City 3, Mineral Point 0
  • River Ridge 3, Benton 0
  • Darlington 3, Riverdale 1
  • Southwestern 3, Boscobel 0
  • Iowa Grant 3, Fennimore 1


  • Wahlert 106, Senior 77


  • At Lacoma: Galena over East Dubuque 170-183. Tyler Moran with a 38 was the medalist




  • Dubuque 2, Monmouth 0


  • Loras 2, North Central 0


  • Clarke 3, Mount Mercy 2
  • Coe 3, Loras 0
  • U-W Stout 3, U-W Platteville 0

Dubuque and Omaha trade forward for forward

The Fighting Saints made another trade before the regular season as they swapped forward Jan Kern for Andre Ghantous of the Omaha Lancers.

Ghantous played the last two seasons in the BCHL for the Trail Smoke Eaters. In each of his two seasons, Ghantous totaled 44 points.


Vikes get kicker Bailey…Chargers DT suing trainer…Rox give Story time off…Cubs shelve Morrow

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have signed kicker Dan Bailey as the replacement for rookie Daniel Carlson, who missed field goal attempts of 48, 49 and 35 yards in Sunday’s 29-29 tie at Green Bay. Bailey is the second-most-accurate field goal kicker in NFL history at more than 88 percent, hitting 186 of 211 attempts. He was released by the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 1.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Corey Liuget  has sued the trainer who he says is responsible for his four-game suspension for using a performance-enhancing substance. Liuget filed suit against Ian Danney and his Arizona-based business in Los Angeles, asking for a jury trial and no less than $15 million in damages. The suit says Danney injected Liuget with a substance banned by the FDA and the NFL.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Colorado Rockies are hoping All-Star shortstop Trevor Story can return to the lineup in a few days. Story left Monday’s game with inflammation in his right elbow, but a subsequent exam showed no structural damage. He is batting .288 with 33 home runs and 102 RBIs, all career highs.

PHOENIX (AP) – Chicago Cubs closer Brandon Morrow will be shut down for the rest of the year because of an injured right elbow that has been slow to heal. Morrow has 22 saves and a 1.47 earned run average in 35 appearances this season. The announcement comes a week after Chicago reliever Pedro Strop suffered a hamstring injury that is causing him to miss the rest of the regular season.

MIAMI (AP) – Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters will begin this season on the sidelines as he continues his recovery from left ankle surgery. Waiters underwent the procedure in mid-January and was expected to be sidelined for up to 10 months. Waiters averaged 14.3 points in 30 games last season but shot only 31 percent from 3-point range, nine percent worse than he did in 2016-17.

MLB Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/19)


Final Pittsburgh 2 Kansas City 1, 11 Innings


Final N-Y Yankees 3 Boston 2
Final Toronto 6 Baltimore 4
Final Minnesota 5 Detroit 3
Final Cleveland 5 Chi White Sox 3
Final Tampa Bay 4 Texas 0
Final Houston 7 Seattle 0
Final L-A Angels 9 Oakland 7


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

Area Scoreboard from Monday (9/17)



  • Benton 3, Belmont 0


  • at Galena Golf Course Back 9, Galena 183, West Carroll 232 (Medalist was Tyler Moran 43)

Comets Rise, Bobcats Fall in Latest AP Iowa Football Rankings

The Western Dubuque Bobcats have dropped four spots and are ranked 10th in the latest Class 3-A Iowa High School Football Rankings from the Associated Press. In Class 1-A the Bellevue Comets have climbed four spots and are ranked 5th ahead of their district opener Friday night at home against top ranked West Branch.

West Des Moines Valley is again top ranked in 4-A, Cedar Rapids Xavier in 3-A, Monroe PCM in 2A, Hudson in Class A, and Don Bosco in the eight man rankings.


The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2014 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:
Class 4A
Record Pts Prv
1. West Des Moines Valley (8) 4-0 107 1
2. Cedar Falls (2) 4-0 98 3
3. Ankeny Centennial (1) 4-0 88 5
4. Bettendorf 3-1 65 2
5. Johnston 3-1 58 7
5. Iowa City West 3-1 58 6
7. West Des Moines Dowling 2-2 42 4
8. Indianola 4-0 37 9
9. Waukee 2-2 22 8
10. Cedar Rapids Prairie 3-1 18 NR
Others receiving votes: Fort Dodge 10. Ankeny 1. Waterloo West 1.
Class 3A
Record Pts Prv
1. Cedar Rapids Xavier (9) 4-0 108 1
2. Council Bluffs Lewis Central (2) 4-0 97 2
3. Solon 4-0 82 4
4. Pella 4-0 79 3
5. Sioux City Heelan 4-0 69 5
6. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 3-1 38 9
7. Waverly-Shell Rock 4-0 35 7
8. Eldridge North Scott 3-1 34 8
9. Clear Creek-Amana 4-0 21 NR
10. Epworth Western Dubuque 3-1 20 6
Others receiving votes: Harlan 14. Manchester West Delaware 4. Adel ADM 4.
Class 2A
Record Pts Prv
1. Monroe PCM (11) 4-0 110 2
2. Spirit Lake 4-0 90 3
3. Boyden-Hull-RV 3-1 84 1
4. Van Horne Benton 4-0 81 4
5. Algona 4-0 58 6
6. Greene County 4-0 56 7
7. Waukon 3-1 46 5
8. Clear Lake 3-1 29 9
9. O-A BCIG 4-0 20 10
10. State Center West Marshall 3-1 18 NR
Others receiving votes: Chariton 8. Sheldon 3. Mount Vernon 1. Centerville 1.
Class 1A
Record Pts Prv
1. West Branch (6) 4-0 95 1
2. Van Meter (2) 4-0 87 3
3. Dike-New Hartford (2) 4-0 83 2
4. South Central Calhoun (1) 4-0 67 4
5. Bellevue 4-0 51 9
6. Mediapolis 4-0 45 6
7. Hawarden West Sioux 3-1 44 5
8. Inwood West Lyon 3-1 28 10
9. Truro Interstate 35 4-0 19 NR
(tie) Sumner-Fredericksburg 4-0 19 NR
Others receiving votes: Wilton 16. Pella Christian 4. Iowa City Regina 2.
Class A
Record Pts Prv
1. Hudson (8) 4-0 107 1
2. A-H-S-T-W, Avoca (3) 4-0 88 2
3. Algona Garrigan 4-0 73 3
4. Belmond-Klemme 4-0 68 4
5. Hinton 4-0 44 7
6. Traer North Tama 3-1 36 5
7. Packwood Pekin 3-1 28 T10
8. Riverside Highland 4-0 26 9
9. St. Ansgar 3-1 24 6
10. Britt West Hancock 3-1 19 8
Others receiving votes: Edgewood-Colesburg 16. Brooklyn BGM 10. Fairbank Wapsie Valley 8. Grundy Center 5. Eldon Cardinal 4. Mason City Newman 3. Southwest Valley 1.
Class 8-Man
Record Pts Prv
1. Gilbertville-Don Bosco (9) 4-0 102 1
2. New London 4-0 83 2
3. Elk Horn-Kimballton Exira (1) 4-0 76 3
4. Westside Ar-We-Va 4-0 57 5
5. Marengo Iowa Valley (1) 5-0 55 6
6. Newell-Fonda 4-0 54 4
7. Jackson Junction Turkey Valley 4-0 46 7
8. Liberty Center SE Warren 5-0 37 8
9. Fremont Mills, Tabor 3-1 18 9
10. East Mills 4-0 15 10
Others receiving votes: Wyoming Midland 6. Northwood-Kensett 5. Central City 4. Kingsley-Pierson 1. Wayland WACO 1.

Fighting Saints move draft pick for Des Moines defenseman

DUBUQUE, Iowa — The Dubuque Fighting Saints acquired defenseman Chris Lipe from the Des Moines Buccaneers over the weekend in exchange for a 7th round 2019 Phase 1 draft pick. The Saints still have one 7th round Phase 1 pick left in the 2019 draft after the trade.

Lipe had seven points in 55 games last season with the Buccaneers and he had one point in two games with the Buccaneers this preseason.

Lipe will be in uniform for the Fighting Saints next pre-season game on Friday night when they host the Green Bay Gamblers.

Bears beat Seahawks…Browns deal Gordon to Pats…Wentz cleared to play…Yelich another Cycle

CHICAGO (AP) – Khalil Mack had one of the Chicago Bears’ six sacks of Russell Wilson, and Prince Amukamura returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown in a 24-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Mack had a strip-sack in the first half and consistently pressured Wilson in another dominant performance. Amukamura’s first career TD gave Chicago a 24-10 lead with 6:37 remaining.

CLEVELAND (AP) – The Cleveland Browns have cut ties with talented but troubled receiver Josh Gordon by dealing him to the New England Patriots for a fifth-round draft pick. The deal came together two days after the Browns reached a breaking point with Gordon, who has been suspended numerous times by the NFL for drug violations since Cleveland drafted him in 2012. The team ran out of patience when Gordon reported to the team on Saturday with a hamstring injury after practicing all week.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has been cleared to return and is slated to start Sunday against Indianapolis. Wentz tore his left ACL and LCL last December and had surgery three days later. Backup quarterback Nick Foles led the Eagles to their first NFL title since 1960 and was Super Bowl MVP in the 41-33 victory over New England.

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have released rookie kicker Daniel Carlson after he missed two field goal attempts in overtime of yesterday’s 29-29 tie with Green Bay. Carlson was taken in the fifth round of this year’s draft and was awarded the job when the Vikings let Kai Forbath go on Aug. 20. The Vikings didn’t immediately add a replacement for Carlson, but head coach Mike Zimmer confirmed they’ve invited free agent Dan Bailey to Minnesota for a physical exam.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich has become the fifth player in major league history to hit for the cycle twice in the same season, and the first to do it against the same team. Yelich was 4-for-4 with a two-run homer and four RBIs in the Brewers’ 8-0 pounding of the Cincinnati Reds. Yelich also hit for the cycle versus the Reds on Aug. 29, going 6-for-6 in a comeback victory.

MLB/NFL Scoreboard from Monday (9/17)


Final Pittsburgh 7 Kansas City 6


Final Toronto 5 Baltimore 0
Final Minnesota 6 Detroit 1
Final Tampa Bay 3 Texas 0
Final Seattle 4 Houston 1


Final N-Y Mets 9 Philadelphia 4
Final Miami 8 Washington 5
Final St. Louis 11 Atlanta 6
Final Milwaukee 8 Cincinnati 0
Final Chi Cubs 5 Arizona 1
Final L-A Dodgers 8 Colorado 2
Final San Francisco 4 San Diego 2


Final Chicago 24 Seattle 17

Area Scoreboard from Sunday (9/16)



  • Chicago 3, Loras 0


  • Dubuque 2, U-W Stevens Point 1
  • Loras 2, Carroll 1


  • Folowing second round play at the seven team Clarke Women’s Fall Invitational at Eagle Ridge South Course, Mount Mercy won the team title with a 687. Dubuque was 2nd with 707, U-W Platteville was 5th and Clarke 6th, and Loras 7th.  Daniella Miranda of Dubuque finished 2nd with a 168, 7 strokes back, Ann Marie Zahn of Loras (171) was 5th, Arieanna Accidentale(181) finished 16th, and Courtney Olson of Platteville(186) tied for 18th.


Bucs top Eagles…Jags beat Pats…3 straight for Keselowski…Tide stays No. 1

Bucs top Eagles…Jags beat Pats…3 straight for Keselowski…Tide stays No. 1
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for four touchdowns while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were building a 27-7 lead in a 27-21 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. The 35-year-old Fitzpatrick completed 27 of 32 passes for 402 yards and has the suddenly explosive Bucs off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2010. DeSean Jackson scored on a 75-yard reception on the first play of the game, and O.J. Howard also had a 75-yard TD grab before halftime.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – The Jacksonville Jaguars won a rematch of last January’s AFC title game as Blake Bortles tossed three of his four touchdown passes in the first half of a 31-20 victory over the New England Patriots. Bortles connected with Donte Moncrief, Keelan Cole and Austin Seferian-Jenkins for scores in the first 30 minutes. The Jacksonville quarterback was 29 of 45 for 377 yards in the best game of his career.

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Brave Keselowski raced to his third consecutive victory by handling a wreck-filled race at Las Vegas, roaring from the field in overtime to give team owner Roger Penske his 500th victory across all formats. Four playoff drivers failed to finish and four others had various problems in the opener of the 10-race postseason. Kyle Larson was second, and defending Cup series champion Martin Truex Jr. third after a stop-and-start finish to a race that featured 12 cautions.

NEW YORK (AP) – Top-ranked Alabama strengthened its hold on No. 1, receiving a season-high 58 first-place votes from the media panel. Clemson slipped out of the No. 2 spot for the first time this season and Georgia climbed ahead of the No. 3 Tigers. Ohio State and Oklahoma are fourth and fifth respectively, followed by LSU, Stanford, Notre Dame, Auburn and Washington. Wisconsin tumbled from 6th to 18th after the Badgers loss to B-Y-U.

ZADAR, Croatia (AP) – Croatia is going to the Davis Cup final after taking the fifth and deciding match against the U.S. After eight hours of tennis on Sunday, Borna Coric ended a sustained comeback bid from the United States by rallying from two sets to one down to beat Frances Tiafoe , 6-7, 6-1, 6-7, 6-1, 6-3. Seeking its second title, Croatia will visit defending champion France in the Nov. 23-25 final.

Week 2 NFL Recaps

– The Vikings and Packers had to settle for a 29-all tie after Daniel Carlson missed two field goals in overtime, shortly after Mason Crosby failed to hit a 52-yard kick on the last play of regulation. Minnesota’s Kirk Cousins threw for 425 yards and four touchdowns, including three in the fourth quarter. Green Bay star Aaron Rodgers played with a brace on his injured left knee and threw for 281 yards and a score.

– It was a tough afternoon for the defending Super Bowl champs and the reigning AFC Champions. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for four touchdowns while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were building a 27-7 lead in a 27-21 win over the Eagles.

The Jaguars won a rematch of last January’s AFC title game as Blake Bortles tossed three of his four touchdown passes in the first half of a 31-20 victory over the Patriots.

Elsewhere in Week 2 of the NFL schedule:

– Patrick Mahomes was outstanding in his third NFL start as he tied a franchise record with six touchdown passes in the Chiefs’ 42-37 victory over the Steelers.

– Dak Prescott threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Tavon Austin on the third play of the Cowboys’ 20-13 win over the Giants.

– Matt Ryan ran for a pair of short TDs and was 23 of 28 passing for 272 yards and two scores in the Falcons’ 31-24 victory against the Panthers.

– The Browns’ winless skid is up to 19 games after Cleveland kicker Zane Gonzalez pushed the second of his two missed field goals wide right in the final seconds of a 21-18 loss at New Orleans.

– Todd Gurley ran for three touchdowns and Jared Goff threw for 354 yards and a score in the Rams’ 34-0 blowout over the Cardinals.

– Brandon McManus kicked a 36-yard field goal just inside the right upright with six seconds left to push the Broncos to a 20-19 win against the Raiders.

– Ryan Tannehill passed for a couple of TDs and Kenyan Drake ran for a score while the Dolphins were building a 20-0 first-half lead in a 20-12 victory over the Jets.

– Mike Vrabel has his first NFL head coaching victory after Ryan Succop kicked a 31-yard field goal with 1:00 left to give the Titans a 20-17 victory over the Texans.

– Melvin Gordon matched a career high by scoring three touchdowns in the Chargers’ 31-20 victory at Buffalo.

– Andrew Luck shook off two interceptions by capping a methodical drive with his second touchdown of the game to help the Colts beat the Redskins 21-9.

– The 49ers were 30-27 winners over the Lions as Jimmy Garoppolo threw two touchdown passes and Matt Breida ran for 138 yards.

MLB/NFL Scoreboard from Sunday (9-16)


Final Boston 4 N-Y Mets 3
Final Houston 5 Arizona 4
Final San Diego 7 Texas 3


Final Toronto 3 N-Y Yankees 2
Final Baltimore 8 Chi White Sox 4
Final Tampa Bay 5 Oakland 4
Final Detroit 6 Cleveland 4
Final Minnesota 9 Kansas City 6
Final L-A Angels 4 Seattle 3


Final Washington 6 Atlanta 4
Final Miami 6 Philadelphia 4
Final Pittsburgh 3 Milwaukee 2
Final Cincinnati 2 Chi Cubs 1
Final Colorado 3 San Francisco 2
Final St. Louis 5 L-A Dodgers 0


Final Kansas City 42 Pittsburgh 37
Final Indianapolis 21 Washington 9
Final Tampa Bay 27 Philadelphia 21
Final Miami 20 N-Y Jets 12
Final Tennessee 20 Houston 17
Final L.A. Chargers 31 Buffalo 20
Final Atlanta 31 Carolina 24
Final OT Minnesota 29 Green Bay 29
Final New Orleans 21 Cleveland 18
Final L.A. Rams 34 Arizona 0
Final San Francisco 30 Detroit 27
Final Denver 20 Oakland 19
Final Jacksonville 31 New England 20
Final Dallas 20 N-Y Giants 13
Seattle at Chicago 7:15 p.m (Monday night)

Indians clinch division…BYU ends Wisconsin’s streak…Buckeyes outscore Horned Frogs

CLEVELAND (AP) – The Cleveland Indians are the first major league team to wrap up a division title, clinching the AL Central with a 15-0 trouncing of Detroit. Michael Brantley and Francisco Lindor (lihn-DOHR’) belted first-inning homers and Yonder Alonso added a two-run shot in the third. Alonso and Jose Ramirez each had three hits and two RBIs for the Indians, who have owned a double-digit lead in the division race since Aug. 8.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – BYU pulled off the biggest top-25 upset of Saturday’s schedule as Squally Canada ran for 118 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-21 win at No. 6 Wisconsin. The Cougars also reached the end zone on a trick play when receiver Aleva Hifo found open tight end Moroni Laulu-Pututau for a 31-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. The Badgers had a chance to force overtime until Rafael Gaglianone’s 42-yard field goal attempt went wide left with 41 seconds left, ending Wisconsin’s 41-game non-conference winning streak.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones returned an interception 28 yards for one of Ohio State’s three touchdowns in a four-minute span of the third quarter in a 40-28 victory over No. 15 TCU. The fourth-ranked Buckeyes finally went ahead to stay with that spurt that started Dwayne Haskins Jr. threw a short pass that Parris Campbell turned into a 63-yard touchdown. OSU finished the game without All-America defensive end Nick Bosa, who suffered an apparent left groin injury in the third quarter.

UNDATED (AP) – Top-ranked Alabama gave up a touchdown on the first play of its SEC opener before clobbering Mississippi, 62-7. Travis Etienne ran for 162 yards and two touchdowns as No. 2 Clemson ripped Georgia Southern, 38-7. Jake Fromm threw three touchdown passes and Elijah Holyfield ran for 100 yards before the duo sat out the second half of third-ranked Georgia’s 49-7 thumping of Middle Tennessee.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers participated in practice Saturday for the first time this week after being held out with a left knee injury. Rodgers said he sprained his knee in the second quarter of last week’s season opener over the Chicago Bears. He left the field on a cart but returned in the second half to throw three touchdown passes to help rally the Packers to a 24-23 victory.

Oklahoma Gets By Iowa State

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Kyler Murray threw for 348 yards and three touchdowns and fifth-ranked Oklahoma held off Iowa State 37-27 in the Big 12 opener for both teams. Marquise Brown had 191 yards receiving and a TD for the Sooners, who extended the nation’s longest road winning streak to 17 games while avenging a stunning home loss to the Cyclones a year ago.

Iowa Stops UNI

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Noah Fant caught five passes for 99 yards and one touchdown, moving him atop the all-time list for tight end touchdowns at Iowa to help power the Hawkeyes to a dominant 38-14 victory over Northern Iowa. Nathan Stanley had a mostly-flawless game, throwing for 309 yards, two touchdown passes and an interception on 23-of-28 passing for Iowa (3-0), which matched its 3-0 start from a year ago headed into Big Ten Conference play.

College Scoreboard 9/15/18

Men’s Soccer: Platteville 2, Aurora 1

Women’s Volleyball: Loras beat Webster, 3-2, at the Augustana Invitational

Platteville tied Coe, 2-2, in the Pioneer Invitational

Cross Country: Loras men took 2nd at the National Catholic Championships at Notre Dame. The Loras women finished in 6th place.

The Loras Men’s golf team is tied for 10th place after day one of the Division 3 Classic at Eagle Ridge, while the University of Dubuque men’s team sits at 16th place after day one.

Area Scoreboard 9/15/18

Iowa Scores

Iowa City High 23, Hempstead 22

Clinton 41, Wahlert 0

Iowa City West 48, Senior 14

North Scott 7, Western Dubuque 6

Mt. Vernon 42, Maquoketa 7

Waukon 40, Cascade 21

Dyserville Beckman 27, Anamosa 20

Bellevue 42, Clayton Ridge 7

Wisconsin Scores

Lancaster 35, Platteville 12

Dodgeville 59, Richland Center 17

Prairie du Chien 33, River Valley 6

Iowa Grant 26, Boscobel 14

Cuba City 36, Southwestern 3

Fennimore 42, Darlington 8

Mineral Point 54, Marshall 18

Black Hawk 64, Benton-Scales Mound 38

Pec-Argyle 50, Belmont 0

Illinois Scores

Dakota 35, East Dubuque 29

Lena-Winslow 42, Galena 7

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (9/13)




  • Bellevue 3, Northeast Goose Lake 0
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 3, Central City 1


  • Benton 3, Shullsburg 1
  • Cuba City 3, Southwestern 0
  • Platteville 3, Dodgeville 0


  • East Dubuque 2, Scales Mound 1
  • Galena 2, Pearl City 0


  • At the Rich Engel Classic in Cedar Falls: In the boys race, Senior finished 3rd of the 18 teams, the Hempstead J.V. placed 7th, the Mustangs have their top seven runners competing at the Heartland Classic in Pella tomorrow, Western Dubuque was 8th and Wahlert was 10th. The best area finisher was Senior’s Isaiah Schatzel in 9th.

The Senior girls won the team championship with Claire Edmondson winning the individual title. Hempstead finished 3rd, Wahlert was 4th, Western Dubuque was 15th.


  • Galena 170, Aquin 211 (Evan Kruse of Galena with a 40 was medalist)




  • Edgewood College 2, Dubuque 1


  • Cornell 7, Loras 2

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  • Clarke placed 5th at the Graceland Invitational shooting 311, 22 strokes behind Missouri Valley the winner. Andrew Gates led the Pride with a 73 finishing tied for 3rd.


Iowa High School Volleyball Rankings

High School Volleyball Rankings

The undefeated Dyersville Beckman volleyball team has move up to number two in the latest Class 2-A Iowa High School Volleyball just released. The Blazers (24-0) moved up one spot from last week. Grundy Center is top ranked in 2-A.

Wahlert has dropped two spots to 4th in Class 4-A. Cedar Rapids Xavier again is tops.

Cedar Falls continues to hold the number one ranking in Class 5-A with three other Mississippi Valley Conference schools in the Top 15: Cedar Rapids Jefferson 5th, Linn-Mar 5th, and Iowa City High 13th. Janesville is top ranked in Class 1-A and Carroll Kuemper Catholic leads Class 3-A.

See the full list :

Fighting Saints Begin Exhibition Schedule

The Dubuque Fighting Saints begin their exhibition pre-season schedule this weekend. Dubuque travels to Cedar Rapids for a scrimmage today and then will host the Roughriders in a pre-season game tomorrow evening at Mystique Community Ice Center at 7:05. Dubuque also has a home preseason game with Green Bay next Friday night then at Green Bay next Saturday evening.

The Saints then travel to the USHL Fall Classic for games in Pittsburgh September 29th and 30th.

The regular season opener will be at home October 6th against Cedar Rapids.

Bengals hold off Ravens…Big Ben sits out practice again…Mariota has limited workout

CINCINNATI (AP) – AJ Green grabbed touchdown passes on three consecutive series and the Cincinnati Bengals improved to 2-0 by defeating the 1-1 Baltimore Ravens, 34-23. Andy Dalton finished with 265 passing yards and threw all four of his touchdown passes while the Bengals were building a 28-7 lead. Joe Flacco threw for 376 yards and two scores, but much of the yardage came after Cincinnati built a 21-point lead.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger skipped practice for a second straight day due to an issue with his right elbow. The 36-year-old Roethlisberger injured the elbow on Pittsburgh’s next-to-last offensive snap in a Week 1 tie with Cleveland. Offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner declined to get into specifics about Roethlisberger’s status for Sunday.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Titans limited Marcus Mariota at practice Thursday and gave more work to backup Blaine Gabbert in preparation for Sunday’s game against Houston. Coach Mike Vrabel says they want to evaluate which quarterback will give them the best chance against the Texans. Mariota practiced fully yesterday after an injured elbow knocked him out of Tennessee’s 27-20 opening loss in Miami.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – The San Jose Sharks have bolstered their blueline by acquiring two-time Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson from the Ottawa Senators for a package of young players and several high draft picks. The Sharks also received forward Francis Perron and sent forwards Chris Tierney, Josh Norris and Rudolfs Balcers to Ottawa, along with defenseman Dylan DeMelo. The Senators also get a first-round pick in 2019 or 2020, a second-round pick next year and two conditional selections, but San Jose will also send Ottawa a second-rounder in 2021 if Karlsson re-signs with the Sharks.

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Mets say third baseman David Wright will be activated Sept. 25 against Atlanta and is scheduled to start Sept. 29 versus the Marlins. It’s expected to be the final game of his career after dealing with a litany of neck, back and shoulder injuries that have required surgery. Wright is ranked either first or second in every major offensive category on the team’s all-time list, but he hasn’t played a major league game since May 2016.

MLB/NFL Scoreboard from Thursday (9/13)


Final Baltimore 5 Oakland 3
Final Boston 4 Toronto 3
Final Kansas City 6 Minnesota 4
Final Seattle 8 L-A Angels 2


Final N-Y Mets 4 Miami 3
Final Colorado 10 Arizona 3
Final Chi Cubs 4 Washington 3, 10 Innings
Final N-Y Mets 5 Miami 2
Final L-A Dodgers 9 St. Louis 7


Final Cincinnati 34 Baltimore 23

ISU Awards Francis Scholarship

Dubuque native and former Hempstead prep kicker Chris Francis has been awarded a scholarship at Iowa State. Francis, a walk-on red shirt senior is in his fourth season handling kickoff duties for the Cyclones and this season is in the mix for place kicking as well. He was awarded his scholarship prior to the Iowa game last week.

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (9/12)



  • Clarke 7, Roosevelt University 0
  • UW Platteville 6, Alverno 0


  • Cornell 3, Loras 1
  • Dubuque 3, Coe 0

Packers being patient with Rodgers’ injury…Foles starts again…Bill look to Allen at QB

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy says Aaron Rodgers will be given the entire week to prepare for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings. Rodgers was carted off the field in the first half of Sunday’s 24-23 win over Chicago, but he returned to throw three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter as the Packers erased a 20-0 deficit. Rodgers said after the game he would undergo more tests, though he planned to play against Minnesota.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Nick Foles will remain the Philadelphia Eagles’ starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay. He is staying under center while Carson Wentz continues to recover from a knee injury suffered in Week 14 last season. Foles was 19 of 34 for 117 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in Philadelphia’s 18-12 win over Atlanta last Thursday.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) – Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott says rookie quarterback Josh Allen will make his first career start on Sunday against the Chargers. Allen replaces second-year pro Nathan Peterman, who threw for just 24 yards and two interceptions before he was pulled in favor of Allen in the second half of last weekend’s 47-3 loss at Baltimore. The Bills had hoped to slowly work Allen into the lineup after taking him with the seventh overall pick in this year’s NFL draft.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star guard Russell Westbrook has undergone an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee that keeps his availability in doubt for the season opener against the Golden State Warriors on Oct. 16. The team says Westbrook decided after suffering inflammation in the knee this past weekend that he’d have the procedure.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson has been suspended without pay for the entire preseason and first 27 games of the regular season for domestic abuse. Commissioner Gary Bettman handed down the suspension of Watson, who pleaded no contest in July to a charge of domestic assault stemming from an incident in June. A league investigation determined Watson engaged in unacceptable off-ice conduct.

MLB Scoreboard from Wednesday (9/12)


Final San Diego 5 Seattle 4


Final Houston 5 Detroit 4
Final Tampa Bay 3 Cleveland 1
Final Oakland 10 Baltimore 0
Final Boston 1 Toronto 0
Final Minnesota 3 N-Y Yankees 1
Final Chi White Sox 4 Kansas City 2, 12 Innings
Final L-A Angels 8 Texas 1


Final L-A Dodgers 8 Cincinnati 1
Final Pittsburgh 4 St. Louis 3
Final Atlanta 2 San Francisco 1
Final N-Y Mets 13 Miami 0
Final Washington 5 Philadelphia 1
Final Milwaukee 5 Chi Cubs 1
Final Colorado 5 Arizona 4
Miami at N-Y Mets , postponed

Iowa HS Cross Country Rankings

Hempstead is ranked 4th and Senior 14th in the latest Iowa Class 4-A boys high school cross country rankings.  The Senior girls are 3rd and Hempstead 15th in the girls poll.

In Class 3A: The Wahlert girls are once again number one in the state.

In Class 2A: The Bellevue boys are ranked 9th and the Cascade girls are ranked 9th.

In Class 1A; Bellevue Marquette Catholic is ranked 15th.

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/11)




  • Hempstead 3, #15 Iowa City West 2
  • #2 4-A Wahlert 3, Iowa City Liberty 1
  • Iowa City High 3, Senior 1
  • #1 4-A Cedar Rapids Xavier 3, Western Dubuque 0
  • Cascade 3, Anamosa 1
  • #3 2-A Dyersville Beckman 3, #10 3-A Mt. Vernon 1
  • Camanche 3, Bellevue 0


  • Shullsburg 3, Belmont 0
  • Cuba City 3, Riverdale 0
  • Benton 3, Cassville 1
  • River Ridge 3, Potosi 0
  • Platteville 3, Prairie du Chien 0


  • East Dubuque 2, River Ridge 0
  • Galena 2, Scales Mound 0


  • Iowa City West 103, Wahlert 88
  • Hempstead 103-74 over Waterloo and lost to Decorah 123-58



  • Clarke 3, Culver-Stockton 0


  • Luther 8, Loras 1
  • Luther 8, Dubuque 1

A’s lose Manaea for season…Flo cuts into Top-25 sked…Panthers, Falcons, Seahawks banged up

BALTIMORE (AP) – Oakland Athletics left-hander Sean Manaea will have season-ending surgery on his left shoulder next week. Manaea has been on the disabled list since Aug. 26 after going 12-9 with one no-hitter, a 3.59 ERA and 108 strikeouts in 160 2/3 innings this year. The A’s are three games behind the AL West-leading Houston Astros and three behind the New York Yankees for the first wild-card berth.

UNDATED (AP) – Hurricane Florence has already caused the cancellation of three Top-25 games before touching down on the East Coast. East Carolina told Virginia Tech officials that the Pirates won’t travel to Blacksburg to face the 13th-ranked Hokies. North Carolina State’s game against No. 14 West Virginia was wiped out, as was No. 18 UCF’s game at North Carolina.

UNDATED (AP) – The Carolina Panthers will be without three-time Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen and second-team All-Pro Bowl right tackle Daryl Williams for the foreseeable future after they were injured in Sunday’s 16-8 win over Dallas. The team announced Tuesday that Olsen re-fractured the same right foot that kept him out of nine games last season. Williams suffered an undisclosed knee injury and will need surgery.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) – The Atlanta Falcons have placed linebacker Deion Jones on injured reserve because of a foot injury suffered in Thursday’s loss at Philadelphia. Head coach Dan Quinn says Jones will require surgery, but is expected to return this season. He’s the Falcons’ second Pro Bowl defensive player to land on injured reserve, joining safety Keanu Neal.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – The Seattle Seahawks are likely to be without wide receiver Doug Baldwin for at least next week’s game at Chicago and possibly longer due to an MCL injury to his right knee. Coach Pete Carroll indicated it would be difficult for Baldwin to make it back to face the Bears and that it could be a couple of weeks. Baldwin was injured in the first quarter of Sunday’s 27-24 loss to Denver.

MLB Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/11)


Final San Diego 2 Seattle 1


Final Houston 5 Detroit 4
Final Oakland 3 Baltimore 2
Final Cleveland 2 Tampa Bay 0
Final Boston 7 Toronto 2
Final Minnesota 10 N-Y Yankees 5
Final Kansas City 6 Chi White Sox 3
Final L-A Angels 1 Texas 0


Final Washington 3 Philadelphia 1
Final Cincinnati 3 L-A Dodgers 1
Final Miami 5 N-Y Mets 3
Final Washington 7 Philadelphia 6, 10 Innings
Final Chi Cubs 3 Milwaukee 0
Final St. Louis 11 Pittsburgh 5
Final Arizona 6 Colorado 3
Final Atlanta 4 San Francisco 1

Area Scoreboard from Monday (9/10)



  • Wahlert finished 1st place in the second round of the Mississippi Valley Conference Valley Divisional yesterday at Brown Deer Golf Course in Coralville. The Golden Eagles shot a 310 led by Sam Ambrosy’s 71 which was good for medalist runner-up. Wahlert with a two round total of 636 leads Linn-Mar by six strokes. Hempstead is in fourth with 651 after finishing third yesterday with a team score of 323. Kyle Arthofer led the Mustangs with a 78 good for 8th
  • At the Mississippi Divisional at Airport National in Cedar Rapids: Western Dubuque shot a 284 to finish in fifth place and Dubuque Senior fired a 288 for sixth. Davis Stelzer led the Bobcats with a 65 to place seventh overall. Jack Vandermillen and Nick Obbink led the Rams, each shooting 70s and tying for 15th place.




  • Clarke 3, St. Ambrose 0 (Pride now 11-2)


  • Clarke finished with 386 strokes to tie for third out of six teams at the Judson Fall Invite. Arieanna Accidentale led the Pride with a seventh-place 87.

McCarron Waived by Patriots

A bad break for Dubuque native Riley McCarron.The former Wahlert prep and Iowa Hawkeye receiver has been waived by the New England Patriots. The move by the Patriots came one day after McCarron saw his first action in a regular season game. In New England’s victory over Houston on Sunday, McCarron muffed a punt with 4:32 remaining. Houston took over at the Patriots 16 and promptly scored a touchdown to draw within seven.

W-D Moves Up, Bellevue Moves In Latest Iowa AP Football Rankings

Iowa AP Football Rankings

The Western Dubuque High School football team has climbed up the latest Iowa rankings from the Associated Press. The Bobcats have moved up from 10th to 6th this week in the 3-A rankings. Bellevue has cracked the Class 1-A rankings for the first time this season, the Comets are ranked 9th. Cascade still received votes for Class 1-A top ten consideration.

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2014 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

Class 4A
Record Pts Prv
1. West Des Moines Valley (8) 3-0 89 1
2. Bettendorf 3-0 77 2
3. Cedar Falls (1) 3-0 68 4
3. West Des Moines Dowling 2-1 68 5
5. Ankeny Centennial 3-0 53 7
6. Iowa City West 2-1 40 8
7. Johnston 2-1 36 3
8. Waukee 2-1 25 NR
9. Indianola 3-0 22 NR
10. Marshalltown 3-0 6 NR
(tie) Cedar Rapids Prairie 2-1 6 NR
Others receiving votes: Cedar Rapids Kennedy 2. Fort Dodge 1. Muscatine 1. Ankeny 1.
Class 3A
Record Pts Prv
1. Cedar Rapids Xavier (8) 3-0 89 1
2. Council Bluffs Lewis Central (1) 3-0 80 2
3. Pella 3-0 62 4
4. Solon 3-0 60 3
5. Sioux City Heelan 3-0 51 5
6. Epworth Western Dubuque 3-0 38 10
7. Waverly-Shell Rock 3-0 36 7
8. Eldridge North Scott 2-1 26 T8
9. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 2-1 24 T8
10. Harlan 2-1 10 NR
Others receiving votes: Manchester West Delaware 8. Clear Creek-Amana 8. Independence 3.
Class 2A
Record Pts Prv
1. Boyden-Hull-RV (8) 3-0 89 1
2. Monroe PCM (1) 3-0 82 2
3. Spirit Lake 3-0 64 4
4. Van Horne Benton 3-0 58 T6
5. Waukon 2-1 40 T6
6. Algona 3-0 35 10
7. Greene County 3-0 27 NR
8. Union, La Porte City 2-1 26 3
9. Clear Lake 2-1 18 8
10. O-A1BCIG 3-0 16 NR
Others receiving votes: State Center West Marshall 12. Mount Vernon 8. Carroll Kuemper 7. Sheldon 4. Sioux Center 4. Cresco Crestwood 2. Estherville-Lincoln Central 1. Camanche 1. Chariton 1.
Class 1A
Record Pts Prv
1. West Branch (3) 3-0 82 2
2. Dike-New Hartford (1) 3-0 71 3
3. Van Meter (3) 3-0 69 4
4. South Central Calhoun (1) 3-0 49 7
5. Hawarden West Sioux (1) 2-1 39 5
6. Mediapolis 3-0 33 8
7. Wilton 3-0 32 9
8. Pella Christian 2-1 31 10
9. Bellevue 3-0 25 NR
10. Inwood West Lyon 2-1 23 1
Others receiving votes: Iowa City Regina 11. Sumner-Fredericksburg 10. Truro Interstate 35 9. Woodward-Granger 5. Cascade 4. Hull Western Christian 1. Troy Mills North Linn 1.
Class A
Record Pts Prv
1. Hudson (7) 3-0 86 1
2. A-H-S-T-W, Avoca (2) 3-0 74 3
3. Algona Garrigan 3-0 66 2
4. Belmond-Klemme 3-0 47 4
5. Traer North Tama 3-0 39 NR
6. St. Ansgar 2-1 35 T6
7. Hinton 3-0 32 NR
8. Britt West Hancock 2-1 22 NR
9. Riverside Highland 3-0 15 NR
10. Packwood Pekin 2-1 13 8
(tie) Fairbank Wapsie Valley 2-1 13 T6
Others receiving votes: Brooklyn BGM 12. Onawa West Monona 9. Edgewood-Colesburg 8. Winthrop East Buchanan 8. Belle Plaine 7. Grundy Center 3. Akron-Westfield 2. IKM/Manning 2. Sioux Rapids Sioux Central 1. Council Bluffs St. Albert 1.
Class 8-Man
Record Pts Prv
1. Gilbertville-Don Bosco (8) 3-0 88 1
2. New London (1) 3-0 70 3
3. Elk Horn-Kimballton Exira 3-0 64 4
4. Newell-Fonda 3-0 62 2
5. Westside Ar-We-Va 3-0 46 5
6. Marengo Iowa Valley 4-0 42 7
7. Jackson Junction Turkey Valley 3-0 35 8
8. Liberty Center SE Warren 4-0 22 NR
9. Fremont Mills, Tabor 2-1 16 9
10. East Mills 3-0 9 NR
Others receiving votes: Wyoming Midland 8. Northwood-Kensett 8. Central City 7. Lone Tree 6. Glidden-Ralston 6. Stanton 3. HLV, Victor 3.

American Rivers Conference Players of the Week

University of Dubuque running back Dwayne Allen Junior has been named the American Rivers Conference Male Athlete of the Week. Allen, a junior for the Spartans rushed for 228 yards with a pair of touchdown on 37 carries in U-D’s victory at Pacific on Saturday night. On the second play of the game he ripped off a 74-yard TD run to give UD the lead.

Loras College had a pair of athletes receive recognition as well this week.

  • Freshman Elijah Thomas is the Football Special Teams Player of the Week. Thomas scampered for a 100 yard kick return to open the second half in the Duhawk victory at Benedictine.
  • Junior Jenny Wick is the Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week. Wick helped record back to back shutout wins for the Duhawks against St. Mary’s and Milliken. In the win over St. Mary’s she found goal for the game winner.

In Addition

  • Former Dyersville Beckman prep and Wartburg senior Brooke Klostermann once again is the conference Female Golfer of the Week. Klostermann competed at Wartburg’s Fall Invite on September 8-9, where she finished tied for 10th in a field of 96 golfers.

Iowa’s Epenesa, Wisconsin’s Taylor Named Big 10 Players of the Week

Iowa sophomore defensive end A.J. Epenesa is the co-Big 10 Defensive Player of the Week while Wisconsin sophomore running back Jonathan Taylor was named the league’s Offensive Player of the Week.

On Saturday, Epenesa set career highs with five tackles and two sacks in the Hawkeyes win over Iowa State. He also added one pass breakup and one quarterback hurry.

Taylor set career highs with 33 carries and 253 yards and matched a career best with three rushing touchdowns in the Badgers victory over New Mexico.

Darnold, Jets blast Lions…Rodgers’ status unknown…Keselowski wins Brickyard…Bradley ends drought

DETROIT (AP) – Sam Darnold was a winner in his NFL debut, as the third player taken in this year’s draft completed 16 of 21 passes for two touchdowns in the New York Jets’ 48-17 rout of the Lions in Detroit. Darnold threw a Pick-6 on his first career attempt, but he also hit Robby Anderson for a 41-yard TD and found Quincy Enunwa for a 21-yard score that ignited the Jets’ 31-point third quarter. Matthew Stafford was picked off four times while going 27 of 46 for one touchdown.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy had no new news concerning Aaron Rodgers’ left knee, saying the team needs more information on the extent of the quarterback’s injury. Rodgers was carted off the field in the second quarter last night against the Bears after slipping to the turf during a sack. He returned in the second half and threw for three touchdowns in the fourth quarter as the Panthers turned a 20-0 deficit into a 24-23 win over the Chicago Bears.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Brad Keselowski out-raced Denny Hamlin in the final laps to capture the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, his second consecutive Monster Energy Cup victory heading into the playoffs. Keselowski used fresher tires and timely late cautions to put Team Penske in the victory lane, 3 1/2 months after Will Power won the Indianapolis 500 for Penske’s 17th victory at the IndyCar event. Keselowski finished 0.9 seconds ahead of Erik Jones, with Hamlin finishing third.

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) – Keegan Bradley picked up his first PGA victory in six years by holding off Justin Rose in a sudden-death playoff at the rain-plagued BMW Championship. Bradley shot a final round 6-under 64 to finish at 20-under in his first win since the 2012 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Rose hit No. 1 in the world and became the 22nd player to reach the top spot since the ranking began in 1986.

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) – Tony Finau has been named to the Ryder Cup team, the final pick by U.S. captain Jim Furyk . Finau joins Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods as Furyk’s four wild-card selections. Finau has 11 top-10s this season, including three in majors.

MLB/NFL Scoreboard from Monday (9/10)


Final Houston 3 Detroit 2
Final Tampa Bay 6 Cleveland 5
Final N-Y Yankees 7 Minnesota 2
Final Kansas City 4 Chi White Sox 3, 10 Innings
Final Texas 5 L-A Angels 2


Final Cincinnati 10 L-A Dodgers 6
Final Milwaukee 3 Chi Cubs 2
Final St. Louis 8 Pittsburgh 7
Final Colorado 13 Arizona 2
Final Atlanta 4 San Francisco 1
Washington at Philadelphia, postponed
Miami at N-Y Mets , postponed


Final N-Y Jets 48 Detroit 17
Final L.A. Rams 33 Oakland 13

Area Scoreboard from Sunday (9/9)


  • John’s 2, Dubuque 0


  • Loras 3, Milliken 0
  • Dubuque 4, Lawrence 0
  • Clarke 2, Cornell 0


  • Dubuque finished 2nd and Loras 9th at the 11 team Fighting Scot Invitational yesterday hosted by Monmouth College. Dubuque’s Danielle Miranda and Anne Marie Zahn of Loras tied for 6th individually with a two round score of 89 over. Anna Marie Zahn of Loras Dubuque with 335, finished 5 strokes behind the winner Augustana while Loras shot a team total 399,
  • Clarke finished 5th and UW Platteville was 6th at the 9 team Viterbo Invitational. Arieanna Accidentale of Clarke and Cortney Olson of Platteville both tied for 11th individually shooting 22 over for the two rounds.

MLB Recaps from Sunday (9/9)

Dodgers top Rockies for 4-game split

UNDATED (AP) – The National League West race is a little tighter once again, while the Atlanta Braves have more breathing room in the NL East.

Los Angeles is within a half-game of West-leading Colorado after Justin Turner was 4-for-5 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in the Dodgers’ 9-6 win over the Rockies. Kike Hernandez banged out his 20th home run and Chris Taylor added a two-run double to help the Dodgers gain a split of the four-game series.

Charlie Blackmon homered twice and Nolan Arenado hit a two-run shot for the Rockies, whose lead in the NL West is a half-game over Los Angeles.

The Braves moved 4 1/2 games ahead of Philadelphia and kept the Diamondbacks 2 1/2 games behind the Rockies. Ender Inciarte , Lucas Duda and Johan Camargo homered while the Braves were scoring six times in the ninth inning to turn a 4-3 deficit into a 9-5 win at Arizona. Inciarte put Atlanta ahead with a three-run blast before Duda and Carmargo added insurance runs.

Ronald Acuna  Jr. smacked a two-run shot and scored three times for the Braves.

The Phillies lost ground to Atlanta by dropping the rubber match of their three-game set with the Mets, 6-4. Michael Conforto drove in four runs with an RBI single and a tiebreaking, three-run blast that chased losing pitcher Vince Velasquez in the fifth.

Philadelphia wasted Rhys Hoskins’ 30th home run and fell to 2-6 this month.

Checking out Sunday’s other major league action:

– The Brewers completed a three-game sweep as Jonathan Schoop launched a go-ahead, grand slam in the sixth inning of a 6-3 victory against the Giants. Schoop had five RBIs for Milwaukee, which climbed within two games of the NL Central-leading Cubs.

– Chicago’s game in Washington was rained out and rescheduled for Thursday afternoon.

– The Cardinals are still a half-game ahead of the Dodgers for the second NL wild card after John Gant allowed two runs over 6 2/3s to lead St. Louis past Detroit, 5-2. The Redbirds didn’t have a baserunner until the sixth inning, but the game was scoreless until Kolten Wong delivered an RBI single in a five-run seventh.

– Justin Smoak and Teoscar  Hernandez each slammed two-run homers and Smoak finished with three RBIs as the Blue Jays dumped the Indians, 6-2. Thomas Pannone allowed four hits over 6 1/3 innings against the AL Central leaders, including solo homers by Francisco Lindor and Brandon Barnes.

– The Red Sox avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Astros, 6-5 on Mitch Moreland’s walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth. J.D. Martinez hit his 40th homer and drove in four for Boston, which snapped Houston’s seven-game winning streak even after the Astros rallied with a four-run sixth inning to tie the game, 5-5.

– Stephen Piscotty homered and the Athletics pulled within 2 1/2 games of the AL West-leading Astros by rallying from an early three-run deficit to beat the Rangers 7-3. Matt Olson had two hits, including a double in a five-run fourth. Oakland is 30 games over .500 for the first time in five years and 2 1/2 games behind the Yankees for the first AL wild card.

– The Yankees were 3-2 losers at Seattle as Mitch Haniger scored the go-ahead run on a grounder in the eighth inning. Edwin Diaz pitched the ninth for his major league-leading 54th save, helped by Haniger’s diving catch in the ninth.

– The Rays picked up their 11th consecutive home win as Brandon Lowe smacked a three-run homer while Tampa Bay scored five in the first inning of an 8-3 romp over the Orioles. The Rays have won 16 of their last 19 overall and outscored the Orioles 32-10 in a three-game sweep.

– The Twins pulled out a 3-1 win over the Royals on a two-out, two-run homer by Willians Astudillo in the bottom of the ninth.

– Andrew Heaney struck out a career-high 12 and tossed three-hit ball over seven innings as the Angels blanked the White Sox, 1-0.

– Eric Hosmer led off the ninth with a homer to lift the Padres past the Reds, 7-6.

– The Marlins and Pirates had their game in Pittsburgh canceled by rain.

NFL Week 1 Recaps

Browns rally to almost win

UNDATED (AP) – The Cleveland Browns managed to end their 17-game losing streak by rallying against the Steelers, but their winless skid continues.The Browns erased a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter but had to settle for a 21-21 tie with Pittsburgh when T.J. Watt blocked a 43-yard field goal attempt by Zane Gonzalez with nine seconds left in overtime.Carlos Hyde began the Browns’ rally with a one-yard touchdown run midway through the final period. Tyrod Taylor later threw a 17-yard scoring strike to Josh Gordon with 1:58 left in regulation, but Cleveland’s last drive of the quarter ended when Taylor misfired to Gordon and was intercepted by Cameron Sutton with 16 seconds remaining.
Steelers running back James Connor ran for 135 yards and scored two touchdowns in place of Le’Veon  Bell, who continues his holdout.

Ben Roethlisberger threw three interceptions in the first half and finished 23 of 41 for 335 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to Antonio Brown.

It was the NFL’s first season-opening tie with 1971.

Elsewhere in the NFL:

– Aaron Rodgers returned from a knee injury and hit Randall Cobb for a 75-yard, catch-and-run touchdown with 2:13 left in the Packers’ 24-23 win over the Bears. Rodgers finished with 286 passing yards and threw all three of his scoring passes in the fourth quarter after being carted off in the first half with a knee injury. Mitch Trubisky  ran for a touchdown and had 171 yards passing for Chicago, which led 20-0 late in the third period.

– Luke Kuechly  had 13 tackles and Kawann Short sacked Dak Prescott twice as the Panthers’ defense dominated in a 16-8 victory against the Cowboys. Carolina’s defense had six sacks and limited the Cowboys to 232 yards. Cam Newton ran for 58 yards and a touchdown for the Panthers, who iced the victory on Mario Addison’s strip-sack of Prescott with 1:23 remaining.

– Jakeem Grant scored on a tiebreaking 102-yard kickoff return with 14 minutes to go and the Dolphins overcame two weather delays to win the longest game since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger, 27-20 over the Titans. Lightning delays lasted a total of 3 hours, 59 minutes, and the game took 7 hours, 10 minutes to play. Tennessee had a chance to tie it until Reshad Jones picked off Blaine Gabbert and returned it 54 yards.

– The Giants were 20-15 losers to the Jaguars despite Saquon Barkley, who ran 68 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown and finished with 106 yards on 18 carries in his NFL debut. Myles Jack scored on a 32-yard interception return early in the fourth quarter to give Jacksonville a 20-9 lead before Barkley’s TD. Blake Bortles threw for 176 yards and a touchdown for the Jags, who finished the game without Leonard Fournette because of a hamstring injury suffered in the second quarter.

– Tom Brady threw for 277 yards and three touchdowns as the Patriots opened with a 27-20 victory over Houston. Rob Gronkowski grabbed a 21-yard scoring strike from Brady and finished with seven receptions for 123 yards. DeShaun Watson was 17 of 34 for 176 yards, one touchdown and an interception in his return from a major knee injury.

– Von Miller sacked Russell Wilson three times, forced two fumbles and recovered one before the Broncos completed a 27-24 triumph over the Seahawks. Case Keenum passed for 329 yards and three touchdowns but was intercepted three times. Wilson also was picked off three times while passing for 298 yards and three scores.

– Ryan Fitzpatrick highlighted his four-touchdown performance with two scoring strikes of more than 50 yards in the Buccaneers’ 48-40 stunner at New Orleans. Mike Evans caught seven passes for 147 yards, including a 50-yard touchdown. DeSean Jackson caught scoring passes of 58 and 36 yards to highlight his 146-yard day before going out with a concussion.

– Kirk Cousins passed for two touchdowns without a turnover in his Vikings debut while Minnesota forced four takeaways to fuel a 24-16 victory over San Francisco. Cousins went 20 for 36 for 244 yards, targeting Adam Thielen 12 times for 102 yards. 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was sacked three times and tossed three second-half interceptions in his first loss in eight games as an NFL starter.

– Tyreek Hill scored three touchdowns and Patrick Mahomes passed for his first four NFL scores in the Chiefs’ 38-28 verdict over the Chargers. Hill had a 91-yard punt return for a score and a 58-yard TD reception during the first quarter before adding a 1-yard TD grab in the fourth quarter. Mahomes was 15 of 27 for 256 yards in the Chiefs’ ninth straight win over the Chargers.

– Clayton Fejedelem scored on an 83-yard fumble return with 24 seconds to go to seal the Bengals’ 34-23 victory at Indianapolis. Andy Dalton rallied Cincinnati with three scores in the final 19 minutes of the team’s first win in its last nine visits to Indianapolis. Andrew Luck was 39 of 53 for two touchdowns and one interception in his first start in more than 20 months.

– Joe Flacco threw for three touchdowns and was 25 of 34 for 236 yards before being replaced in the third quarter of the Ravens’ 47-3 pounding of the Bills. The Ravens held Buffalo to 33 yards and no first downs in going up 26-0 at the half. Buffalo’s Nathan Peterman went 5 for 18 for 24 yards and two interceptions for a quarterback rating of 0.0.

– Redskins newcomers Alex Smith and Adrian Peterson had productive afternoons in a 24-6 downing of the Cardinals. Smith completed 21 of 30 passes without an interception and had TD throws of 13 yards to Chris Thompson and four yards to Jordan Reed. Peterson rushed for 96 yards and a touchdown and had a 52-yard reception before fumbling at the end of the play.

Djokovic wins US Open…Rockies, Dodgers back in action…Brickyard 400, BMW Championship on tap

NEW YORK (AP) – Novak Djokovic  survived a marathon game in the second set and captured the U.S. Open men’s final with a 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 triumph over Juan Martin del Potro . Djokovic trailed 4-3 in the middle set before winning a game that took 22 points and 20 minutes. Djokovic claimed his sixth U.S. Open title and tied Pete Sampras for third on the men’s all-time list with his 14th Grand Slam crown.

UNDATED (AP) – The Colorado Rockies will try to stay atop the NL West when they host the Arizona Diamondbacks tonight in Denver. Colorado’s lead is down to a half-game after Justin Turner was 4-for-5 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in the Dodgers’ 9-6 win over the Rockies yesterday. The Dodgers are in Cincinnati to take on the Reds.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – NASCAR hopes to run the Brickyard 400 this afternoon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway following yesterday’s rainout. Pole-sitter Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick made up the front row as NASCAR used the drivers’ standings to determine the starting grid after Saturday’s qualifying was rained out. It’s the final race before the Monster Energy playoffs begin.

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) – The final round of the PGA’s BMW Championship had to be pushed back to today due to rain. Tour officials say they would wait until before determining if it can try to complete 72 holes of the third FedEx Cup playoff event. If officials deem the course unplayable Monday and decide to make it a 54-hole event, Justin Rose will get the Fedex playoff victory and climb to No. 1 in the world ranking.

UNDATED (AP) – Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll for the 106th time, passing Ohio State for the most by any school. The AP rankings date back to 1936. Clemson is No. 2, followed by Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. Rounding out the top 10 are Auburn, Notre Dame, Stanford and Washington.

NFL/MLB Scoreboard from Sunday (9/9/18)


Final Cincinnati 34 Indianapolis 23
Final Tampa Bay 48 New Orleans 40
Final Miami 27 Tennessee 20
Final Minnesota 24 San Francisco 16
Final Jacksonville 20 N-Y Giants 15
Final Baltimore 47 Buffalo 3
Final New England 27 Houston 20
Final OT Pittsburgh 21 Cleveland 21
Final Kansas City 38 L.A. Chargers 28
Final Washington 24 Arizona 6
Final Denver 27 Seattle 24
Final Carolina 16 Dallas 8
Final Green Bay 24 Chicago 23



Final St. Louis 5 Detroit 2


Final Toronto 6 Cleveland 2
Final Tampa Bay 8 Baltimore 3
Final L-A Angels 1 Chi White Sox 0
Final Minnesota 3 Kansas City 1
Final Oakland 7 Texas 3
Final Seattle 3 N-Y Yankees 2
Final Boston 6 Houston 5


Final N-Y Mets 6 Philadelphia 4
Final Milwaukee 6 San Francisco 3
Final L-A Dodgers 9 Colorado 6
Final San Diego 7 Cincinnati 6
Final Atlanta 9 Arizona 5
Chi Cubs at Washington, postponed
Miami at Pittsburgh ., postponed

Local Sports results from 9/8


Loras 39, Benedictine 20

Univ. Dubuque 21, Pacific 10

Men’s Soccer

Illinois Wesleyan Univ. 4, Univ Dubuque                2

Loras 1,  St Olaf 0

Women’s Soccer

#22 Loras 2, Saint Mary’s 0


Loras 3, North Central 0

Clarke University 3, Indiana University Northwest 0

College Football from 9/8

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Mekhi Sargent scored on a 2-yard TD run with 4:47 left and Iowa beat Iowa State 13-3 for the fourth year in a row. Miguel Recinos added a pair of field goals for the Hawkeyes (2-0), whose winning streak over the Cyclones (0-1) is their longest since they took 15 straight from 1983-97.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Jonathan Taylor ran for a career-high 253 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 5 Wisconsin asserted its dominance after allowing a score on the game-opening drive to beat New Mexico 45-14. A.J. Taylor had 134 yards receiving and a score for the Badgers, who won their 41st straight home nonconference game. A.J. Taylor added 134 yards receiving and a touchdown for Wisconsin.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – Illinois beat Western Illinois 34-14, but the victory came with a price. Illinois quarterback AJ Bush injured his left leg in the first quarter and didn’t return. M.J. Rivers finished the game, providing a needed spark for an Illinois offense that’s had trouble getting started early in both games this season.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Seth Green ran for two short touchdowns, including the game-winning 3-yard score late in the fourth quarter, and Antione Winfield Jr. sealed the game with an interception off a trick play in the end zone as Minnesota held off Fresno State 21-14.


(1)  Alabama                        57    Arkansas  St.                          7

(2)  Clemson                        28    Texas  A&M                                26

(3)  Georgia                        41    (24)  South  Carolina            17

(4)  Ohio  St.                      52    Rutgers                                      3

(5)  Wisconsin                    45    New  Mexico                              14

(6)  Oklahoma                      49    UCLA                                          21

(7)  Auburn                          63    Alabama  St.                              9

(8)  Notre  Dame                  24    Ball  St.                                  16

(9)  Washington                  45    North  Dakota                            3

(10)  Stanford                    17    (17)  Southern  Cal                  3

(11)  LSU                              31    Southeastern  Louisiana        0

(12)  Virginia  Tech          62    William  &  Mary                      17

(13)  Penn  St.                    51    Pittsburgh                                6

(14)  West  Virginia          52    Youngstown  St.                      17

Arizona St.                        16    (15)  Michigan  St.                13

(18)  Mississippi  St.      31    Kansas  St.                              10

(19)  UCF                              38    SC  State                                  0

(20)  Boise  St.                  62    UConn                                          7

(21)  Michigan                    49    W.  Michigan                              3

(22)  Miami                        77    Savannah  St.                            0

(23)  Oregon                        62    Portland  St.                          14

Kentucky                             27    (25)  Florida                        16

Baseball Scorecard from Sept 8 Games


Detroit      4    St.  Louis      3


Houston              5    Boston                    3

Oakland              8    Texas                      6

Cleveland          9    Toronto                  8

Tampa  Bay        10    Baltimore              5

Kansas  City      4    Minnesota              1

L-A  Angels      12    Chi  White  Sox      3

N-Y  Yankees      4    Seattle                  2


Pittsburgh      5    Miami                      1

Washington    10    Chi  Cubs                3

Cincinnati      7    San  Diego              2,  7  Innings

N-Y  Mets        10    Philadelphia        5

Milwaukee        4    San  Francisco      3

Atlanta            5    Arizona                  4,  10  Innings

Colorado          4    L-A  Dodgers          2

Washington      6    Chi  Cubs                5


Dodgers Game and a Half withing First Place

DENVER (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers are back within a half-game of first place in the National League West following a 4-2 victory against the division-leading Colorado Rockies in Denver. Clayton Kershaw worked six innings and Max Muncy scored the tiebreaking run on third baseman Nolan Arenado’s throwing error in the fifth. Yasiel Puig returned from his two-game suspension and provided a solo homer and an RBI single.


Diamondbacks Game and a Half Within Rockies

UNDATED (AP) – The Arizona Diamondbacks climbed within 1  1/2 games of the NL West-leading Rockies and trimmed Atlanta’s lead in the NL East to 2  1/2 games over Philadelphia. Patrick Corbin struck out nine over six innings to pitch the Diamondbacks to a 5-3 win over the Braves. Aaron Nola worked seven innings in his 16th victory and Rhys Hoskins belted a tiebreaking, solo homer in the eighth to send the Phillies past the New York Mets, 4-3.

Brewers Up Game and a Half over St. Louis

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Giants, 4-2 on Jesus Aguilar’s tiebreaking, two-run double in the seventh. Ryan Braun belted a two-run homer and Milwaukee’s bullpen threw four hitless innings of relief after Chase Anderson gave up two runs. The Brewers now own a 1  1/2-game lead over St. Louis for the first NL wild card and are four games behind the NL Central-leading Cubs, who were rained out in Washington.

Area Scoreboard 9/8


CR Washington 10, Senior 0

Bettendorf 29, Hempstead 21

Central DeWitt 35, Wahlert Catholic, Dubuque 13

Western Dubuque 19, Decorah 3

Independence 55, Maquoketa 19

Cascade 53, Maquoketa Valley 7


SW Wisconsin

Platteville 28, Arcadia 8

Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau 34, Praire du Chein 26

Lancaster 42, Luther 0

Viroqua 26, Dodgeville 6

Westby 35, River Valley 28

Black River Falls 48, Richland Center 0



Mineral Point 42, Darlington 0

Fennimore 27, Cuba City 0

Iowa-Grant 22, Southwestern 13

Six Rivers

River Ridge 52, Belmont 0

Benton/Scales Mound 39, Shullsburg 34

Blackhawk 8, Pecatonica/Argyle 6

Potosi/Cassville 50, Highland 0



Lena-Winslow 53, East Dubuque 13

Galena 21, River Ridge 12

KC Monarchs in Our Hometown

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library in Dubuque will be hosting author and African-American sports historian Phil Dixon for a presentation next Saturday morning, September 15th titled “The Kansas City Monarchs in Our Hometown”.

The Monarchs were part of the Negro Baseball League and produced such legends of the game like Satchel Paige and Jackie Robinson. The team played throughout the Midwest including in Dubuque during their heyday. Dixon has been on a 200 city tour speaking about the stories and history of the league. He will also have his books available for purchase. The program will start at 10 o’clock and if free to attend. For more information contact the Carnegie-Stout Public Library.

Area Scoreboard for Thursday (9/6)

                                                                            HIGH SCHOOL



  • Cascade 3, Bellevue 0
  • Dyersville Beckman 3, Oelwein 0
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic fell to East Buchanan 3-2
  • Clayton Ridge 3, South Winneshiek 0


  • Cuba City 3, Iowa Grant 0
  • River Ridge 3, Shullsburg 0
  • Southwestern 3, Darlington 0


  • Galena 2, East Dubuque 0


  • Hempstead and competed at the Marshalltown Invitational. In the boys race of the 24 teams, Hempstead finished 5th and Senior 12th. David Holesinger of Hempstead was 17th and Senior’s Isaiah Schaetzel was 20th. On the girls side of the meet Hempstead finished 11th of the 23 teams, Hannah Brown paced Hempstead finishing 23rd.



  • Loras 7, St. Ambrose 2

McCarron Activated to Patriots Roster

McCarron Activated to Patriots Roster

Dubuque native Riley McCarron has been activated to the New England Patriots 53 man roster and will be in uniform this Sunday when New England hosts the Houston Texans. McCarron didn’t survive last Saturday’s roster cut and was placed on the practice squad, but yesterday the Patriots put cornerback Duke Dawson on injured reserve and elevated McCarron to the active roster.  In the preseason, McCarron caught five passes for 55 yards, while also fielding punts on special teams.

Ajayi lifts Eagles…Serena, Osaka reach Open final…Bote’s hit leads Cubs…Braves outlast DBacks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Jay Ajayi ran for 62 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner with 2:19 left in the Philadelphia Eagles’ 18-12 win over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL season opener last night. Ajayi scored from 11 yards out and added the two-point conversion to allow the Eagles to begin their Super Bowl title defense with a victory. The Falcons got to the Philadelphia 5 with six seconds left before Matt Ryan overthrew Julio Jones, who finished with 10 receptions for 169 yards.

NEW YORK (AP) – Serena Williams has advanced to the U.S. Open final as she seeks her record-tying 24th Grand Slam. Williams slammed 31 winners and needed just 66 minutes to complete a 6-3, 6-0 win over Anastasija Sevastova . Williams next faces No. 20 seed Naomi Osaka, who became the first Japanese woman to advance to a Grand Slam final by downing Madison Keys, 6-2, 6-4.

WASHINGTON (AP) – David Bote doubled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning of the Chicago Cubs’ 6-4 comeback over the Nationals in Washington. Chicago trailed 4-3 in the eighth until Kris Bryant scored on a fielder’s choice. The outcome puts the Cubbies 4 1/2 games ahead of Milwaukee and five in front of St. Louis.

PHOENIX (AP) – The Braves coughed up a 6-4 lead in the ninth before Dansby Swanson scored on a wild pitch by Yishihisa Hirano to give Atlanta a 7-6 victory against the Diamondbacks. Kurt Suzuki was 4-for-5 with two RBIs for the Braves, who also got home runs from Kurt Suzuki and Johan Camargo to stretch their lead in the NL East to five games over Philadelphia. Paul Goldschmidt tied the game with a two-out, solo homer in the ninth before Arizona slipped two games behind the NL West-leading Rockies.

TORONTO (AP) – Francisco Lindor was 4-for-5 with a pair of solo homers and four RBIs as the Cleveland Indians whipped the Blue Jays, 9-4 in Toronto. He homered in his first two at-bats and added a two-run single in the Indians’ third straight win. Jason Kipnis added a three-run blast for the Indians, whose magic number to win the AL Central is down to seven.

MLB/NFL Scoreboard from Thursday (9/6)


Final Cleveland 9 Toronto 4


Final San Diego 6 Cincinnati 2
Final Chi Cubs 6 Washington 4, 10 Innings
Final Atlanta 7 Arizona 6, 10 Innings


Final Philadelphia 18 Atlanta 12

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (9/5)



  • East Dubuque 2, Polo 0



  • Simpson 3, UW Platteville 1


  • Loras 3, U-W Platteville 1 ( Duhawks now 5-0 on the season)
  • Augustana 3, Dubuque 0


  • Dubuque 8, Knox 1

US Open semis are set…Seahawks’ Thomas reports…Surgery very possible for Ohtani

NEW YORK (AP) – Novak Djokovic  and Kei Nishikori will square off in the U.S. Open men’s semifinals on Friday. Djokovic concluded Wednesday’s play with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win against Australian John Millman, who committed 53 unforced errors and converted just four of 20 break points. Nishikori needed more than four hours to win a rematch of the 2014 final, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 over seventh seed Marin Cilic.

NEW YORK (AP) – Madison Keys will face Noami Osaka in the U.S. Open women’s semifinals on Thursday. Keys advanced to the semis for the second straight year by downing Carla Suarez Navarro, 6-4, 6-3. Osaka needed just 57 minutes to knock out Lesia Tsurenko, 6-1, 6-1 and become the first Japanese woman in 22 years to reach a Grand Slam semifinal.

UNDATED (AP) – Earl Thomas hasn’t received the contract he’s been seeking, but the Seattle Seahawks safety has ended his lengthy holdout in time for the season opener Sunday against Denver. Thomas showed up at the Seahawks facility Wednesday morning and was welcomed back by his teammates. Coach Pete Carroll said he met briefly with Thomas but wouldn’t commit to whether Thomas would play in the opener.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani could require Tommy John surgery after new damage was discovered in his right elbow. The team says surgery was recommended after an MRI today revealed the problem with his ulnar collateral ligament. Ohtani returned to the mound last Sunday following a nearly two-month absence, but he lasted just 2 1/3 innings amid a drastic drop in velocity during the game.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo is indicating that first-year manager Dave Martinez will return next season. Rizzo told reporters today that he hasn’t considered any other scenario other than having Martinez in the dugout in 2019. The Nats are 69-71 and 7 1/2 games out of first place in the NL after entering the season as the favorites to win the division.

MLB Scoreboard from Wednesday (9-5-18)


Final Boston 9 Atlanta 8


Final Cleveland 3 Kansas City 1
Final Toronto 10 Tampa Bay 3
Final L-A Angels 9 Texas 3
Final Houston 9 Minnesota 1
Final Detroit 10 Chi White Sox 2
Final Oakland 8 N-Y Yankees 2
Final Seattle 5 Baltimore 2


Final Pittsburgh 3 Cincinnati 2
Final St. Louis 7 Washington 6
Final Miami 2 Philadelphia 1
Final N-Y Mets 7 L-A Dodgers 3
Final Chi Cubs 6 Milwaukee 4
Final Colorado 5 San Francisco 3

Area Scoreboard for Tuesday (9/4)




  • #1 4-A Wahlert 3, Waterloo West 1
  • #4 5-A Linn-Mar 3, #8 5-A Hempstead 1
  • #5 5-A Cedar Falls 3, #14 4-A Western Dubuque 0
  • Senior 3, Waterloo East 2 (Senior first MVC conf. win since 2013)
  • West Delaware 3, Maquoketa 0
  • #4 2-A Dyersville Beckman 3, Marion 0


  • Shullsburg 3, Potosi 0
  • Benton 3, Highland 0
  • Cuba City 3, Mineral Point 0
  • River Ridge 3, Cassville 0


  • Wahlert 129, Waterloo 51
  • Iowa City West 141, Hempstead 40



  • Thomas 3, Loras 0


  • Clarke 3, William Penn 0

Serena reaches Open semis…Isner ousted…Puig sits…Tiger, Lefty, DeChambeau on Ryder Cup team

NEW YORK (AP) – Serena Williams has reached the U.S. Open women’s semifinals as she seeks her 24th Grand Slam title. Williams fell behind a break before posting a 6-4, 6-3 win over eighth seed Karolina Pliskova . Next up for Williams is Anastasia Sevastova, who upset defending champion Sloane Stephens, 6-2, 6-3.

NEW YORK (AP) – John Isner ended his bid to become the first American since Andy Roddick in 2006 to reach the U.S. Open men’s semifinals. The 11th seed was eliminated with a 6-7, 6-3, 7-6, 6-2 loss to Juan Martin del Potro, who made just 14 unforced errors compared to Isner’s 52.

UNDATED (AP) – Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig began his two-game suspension on Tuesday after losing his appeal of the punishment. Puig was involved in an altercation with San Francisco’s Nick Hundley during an Aug. 14 game, taking an open-handed swipe at the catcher’s mask. He is eligible to return for Friday’s series opener at Colorado.

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (AP) – Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau have been selected as three of Jim Furyk’s (FYOOR’-iks) four captain’s picks for the Ryder Cup later this month. Woods will return to the Cup as a player for the first time in six years, Mickelson will make a record 12th straight appearance in the event and DeChambeau has won the first two FedEx Cup playoff events to rise to No. 7 in the world. Furyk’s final captain’s pick will be announced Monday after the BMW Championship.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indiana Pacers have signed coach Nate McMillan to a multi-year contract extension. McMillan is 90-74 in two years as head coach after serving as the associate head coach for three seasons under Frank Vogel. He finished sixth in Coach of the Year balloting after the Pacers surprised nearly everyone in earning the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 48-34 record last season.

MLB Scoreboard for Tuesday (9/4)


Final Boston 5 Atlanta 1


Final Tampa Bay 4 Toronto 0
Final Cleveland 9 Kansas City 3
Final Texas 4 L-A Angels 2
Final Detroit 8 Chi White Sox 3
Final Houston 5 Minnesota 2
Final N-Y Yankees 5 Oakland 1
Final Baltimore 5 Seattle 3


Final St. Louis 11 Washington 8
Final Pittsburgh 7 Cincinnati 3
Final Philadelphia 9 Miami 4
Final Milwaukee 11 Chi Cubs 1
Final Colorado 6 San Francisco 2
Final Arizona 6 San Diego 0
Final L-A Dodgers 11 N-Y Mets 4

Hokies handle Seminoles…Foles to start for champs…Federer upset…Keys advances

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Josh Jackson was 16 of 27 for 207 yards and two touchdowns as 20th-ranked Virginia Tech whipped No. 19 Florida State, 24-3 at Tallahassee. Jackson opened the scoring 4:26 into the game with a 10-yard scoring strike to Damon Hazelton. Jackson capped the rout with a 49-yard TD toss to Eric Kumah, who also scored on a blocked punt.

UNDATED (AP) – Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson says Nick Foles will start for the defending Super Bowl champion against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. Carson Wentz still hasn’t been medically cleared for contact as he comes back from surgery last December to repair two torn ligaments in his left knee. Foles was the Super Bowl MVP in Philadelphia’s 41-33 win over New England.

NEW YORK (AP) – John Millman pulled off the biggest surprise in Monday’s men’s fourth-round action at the U.S. Open. The 55th-ranked Millman dropped the first set before ousting five-time champion Roger Federer. Sixth seed Novak Djokovic , seventh seed Marin Cilic  and No. 21 Kei Nishikori  advanced to the men’s quarters by winning in straight sets.

NEW YORK (AP) – American Madison Keys has moved into the U.S. Open quarterfinals with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Dominika Cibulkova . The 14th-seeded Keys will next face Carla Suarez Navarro, who knocked out Maria Sharapova in straight sets. Naomi Osaka and unseeded Lesia Tsurenko also won their fourth-round matches.

NORTON, Mass. (AP) – Bryson DeChambeau closed with a 4-under 67 to capture the Dell Technologies Championship near Boston by two strokes over Justin Rose. DeChambeau became only the second player to win the opening two FedEx Cup playoff events as he tries to earn a captain’s pick on the U.S. Ryder Cup team. He pulled away with three straight birdies to close out the front nine and was never seriously challenged the rest of the way.

MLB and Top 25 CFB Scoreboard from Monday (9/4/18)


Final Boston 8 Atlanta 2


Final Chi White Sox 4 Detroit 2
Final Houston 4 Minnesota 1
Final Oakland 6 N-Y Yankees 3
Final Kansas City 5 Cleveland 1
Final Tampa Bay 7 Toronto 1
Final L-A Angels 3 Texas 1
Final Seattle 2 Baltimore 1


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


Final (20) Virginia Tech 24 (19) Florida St. 3

Dodgers Beat Diamondbacks Third Day In a Row

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Matt Kemp beat the Diamondbacks for the second straight game, hitting a two-run double in the ninth inning that lifted the Los Angeles Dodgers over Arizona 3-2 for sole possession of first place in the NL West. Kemp’s one-out drive put Los Angeles alone atop the division for the first time since Aug. 7. The Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks by identical 3-2 scores three days in a row.

Serena Williams Advances

NEW YORK (AP) – Serena Williams started fast and finished strong to reach the quarterfinals by beating Kaia Kanepi 6-0, 4-6, 6-3. Williams, seeded 17th, won the first set in just 18 minutes. She quickly seized control again after dropping the second, racing to a 3-0 lead in the final set. The six-time U.S. Open champion, who missed the tournament last year and gave birth to her daughter, advanced to face 2016 finalist and No. 8 seed Karolina Pliskova.

Abraham Ancer One Shot Lead Over Familiar Figure

NORTON, Mass. (AP) – Abraham Ancer of Mexico opens with three straight birdies on his way to a 6-under 65 and leads by one shot over a familiar figure going into the final round of the Dell Technologies Championship. It’s not Tiger Woods, but the guy playing with him – Bryson DeChambeau, who is coming off a four-shot victory in the first FedEx Cup playoff event and shot 63 while playing with Woods for the first time in a tournament.

Jon Gruden Acknowledges Khalil Mack Trade

Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden acknowledged last night that Khalil Macks contract demands were too high, which is what lead to him being traded to the Chicago Bears this weekend. Gruden also addressed the rumor that he wanted to trade Mack, while Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie wanted to re-sign him, saying, “They’re trying to divide us”. Mack was a holdout all offseason, trying to get a new contract and refusing to play under the final year of his rookie deal before being sent to Chicago in a massive trade.

MLB Scoreboard 9/3

Cubs 8, Phillies 1

Brewers 9, Nationals 4

Reds 6, Cardinals 4

Rangers 18, Twins 4

White Sox 8, Red Sox 0

Tigers 11, Yankees 7

Blue Jays 6, Marlins 1

Royals 9, Orioles 1

Athletics 8, Mariners 2

Mets 4, Giants 1

Rays 6, Indians 4

Dodgers 3, D-backs 2

Rockies 7, Padres 3

Braves 5, Pirates 1

Astros 4, Angels 2

Bears got Mack for 1st-rounders…Federer, Djokovic, Keys avoid Open upset trend…Lakers drop Deng

UNDATED (AP) – The Chicago Bears have acquired star pass rusher Khalil Mack from the Raiders in a massive trade that sends two first-round draft picks to Oakland. Mack held out for the entire offseason and preseason as he sought a new, long-term contract rather than play under the final year of his rookie deal that would have earned him $13.8 million. The Raiders also waived Martavis Bryant just over four months after trading a third-round pick to Pittsburgh for the receiver.

NEW YORK (AP) – Roger Federer, Novak Djokivic (JOH’-koh-vihch) and Madison Keys were among Saturday’s winners at the U.S. Open. Federer knocked off Nick Kyrgios (KEER’-ee-ohs) in straight sets, Djokovic dropped just eight games against Richard Gasquet (gas-KAY’) and Keys rallied for a 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 triumph over Aleksandra Krunic. Maria Sharapova also advanced to the fourth round, but fourth seed Angelique Kerber, fifth seed Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIH’-toh-vah) and No. 6 Caroline Garcia dropped their third-round matches.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) – The Los Angeles Lakers have waived forward Luol Deng (LOO’-ul dehng) two years after signing him to a four-year, $72 million free-agent contract. The 33-year-old appeared in 56 games during his first year with the Lakers, but he played just one game last season with Magic Johnson in charge of the Lakers’ front office. He has averaged 15 points in 880 NBA games, but he gave the Lakers just 7 1/2 points per contest for Los Angeles.

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) – Denny Hamlin’s winning touch at Darlington continued Saturday as the two-time Southern 500 champion won the pole to try to defend his title. Hamlin had a fast lap of 173.571 mph to win his first pole at Darlington. Kyle Larson was second and defending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. will start third.

NORTON, Mass. (AP) – Webb Simpson fired an 8-under 63 to grab the second-round lead at the PGA’s Dell Championship near Boston. Simpson rolled in an eagle putt from 70 feet off the 18th green to stay one shot ahead of Tyrrell Hatton, who also fired a 63. Hatton and Justin Rose are 10 under through 36 holes, two ahead of Tommy Fleetwood.

Big 12 Football Scores

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – Kyler Murray passed for 209 yards and two touchdowns to help No. 7 Oklahoma roll past Florida Atlantic 63-14 in the Sooners’ first game since Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Baker Mayfield went to the NFL. Murray completed 9 of 11 passes in just under one half of action. The first-round Major League Baseball draft pick also ran for 23 yards on four carries. Marquise Brown caught six passes for 133 yards and a touchdown. Oklahoma led 42-0 at halftime.

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) – Maryland emerged from a trying offseason with an emotionally charged 34-29 upset of No. 23 Texas, shaking off a lengthy weather delay to provide Matt Canada a satisfying victory in his debut at the Terrapins’ interim coach. After blowing a 24-7 lead, Maryland forced three turnovers in the final 6:09 and scored the game’s final 10 points to stun the Longhorns for the second year in a row.

WACO, Texas (AP) – John Lovett rushed for 115 yards and three touchdowns, JaMycal Hasty added 102 yards with two scores and Baylor beat FCS team Abilene Christian 55-27. The Bears piled up 604 total yards and scored their most points since the 2016 season while snapping an eight-game home losing streak. They were 0-6 at home last year in coach Matt Rhule’s first season.

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Isaiah Zuber ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to help Kansas State beat South Dakota 27-24 in the season opener for both teams. After struggling to gain any footing for a majority of the game, the Kansas State offense seemed to have hit rock bottom as South Dakota punted the ball away early in the fourth quarter to Zuber, who returned it 85 yards for a touchdown to pull the Wildcats to 24-19.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Chase Fourcade ran for a 4-yard touchdown in overtime and Nicholls upset Kansas 26-23 in the season opener for both teams. When Nicholls’ Damion Jeanpiere’s muffed punt return led to Kansas taking the lead late in the fourth quarter, it seemed as though the Colonels’ resilient upset attempt could go to waste.

HOUSTON (AP) – Jordan Ta’amu threw for 336 yards and two touchdowns and Scottie Phillips ran for a career-high 204 yards and two more scores to give Mississippi a 47-27 win over Texas Tech. Phillips extended Mississippi’s lead to 37-20 when scampered 65 yards for a touchdown with about seven minutes left in the third quarter.

UNDATED (AP) – Iowa State’s opener against South Dakota State was canceled on Saturday night after a 2 1/2-hour delay caused by lightning. The Cyclones announced just before 10 p.m. local time that the game had been wiped out after the teams were able to get less than five minutes of play in. Iowa State says there were no immediate plans to reschedule the game.

Big Ten Football Scores

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – Brandon Wimbush connected on a long touchdown pass to help No. 12 Notre Dame jump out to a big first-half lead, Te’von Coney and the defense made it stand with a late takeaway, and the Fighting Irish beat No. 14 Michigan 24-17 as the rivalry returned after a three-year hiatus. A Green-out crowd welcomed the Wolverines back to Notre Dame Stadium and the Fighting Irish scored fast on their first two drives against a defense loaded with future NFL draft picks.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – With coach Urban Meyer serving a suspension, Ohio State beat Oregon State 77-31 in the opener for both teams. The Buckeyes’ new starting quarterback, Dwayne Haskins Jr., threw for 313 yards and five touchdowns. Ohio State scored on five of its first six possessions. Meyer will be allowed to return to practice Monday, although his suspension will last for two more games. An investigation found he mismanaged former assistant Zach Smith, who was accused of domestic violence.

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) – Maryland emerged from a trying offseason with an emotionally charged 34-29 upset of No. 23 Texas, shaking off a lengthy weather delay to provide Matt Canada a satisfying victory in his debut at the Terrapins’ interim coach. After blowing a 24-7 lead, Maryland forced three turnovers in the final 6:09 and scored the game’s final 10 points to stun the Longhorns for the second year in a row.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Amani Oruwariye intercepted a Zac Thomas pass in the end zone and No. 10 Penn State survived in overtime, beating Appalachian State 45-38 to open the season. Miles Sanders rushed 19 times for 91 yards with two touchdowns including a go-ahead score in overtime for the Nittany Lions. Penn State let a 31-17 lead evaporate when Appalachian State scored on three straight possessions over 5:53 in the fourth quarter. The game came exactly 11 years after the Mountaineers upset Michigan at home.

MIAMI (AP) – Peyton Ramsey connected with Donavan Hale on scores from 18 and 2-yards and also threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Peyton Hendershot. He completed 19-of 26 for 151 yards. Indiana broke a 7-7 tie and took the lead for good on Jonathan Crawford’s 33-yard interception return for a touchdown with 4:01 remaining in the first quarter.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Nate Stanley threw for 108 yards and a touchdown, coach Kirk Ferentz passed mentor Hayden Fry as Iowa’s all-time leader in wins and the Hawkeyes rolled past Northern Illinois 33-7 on Saturday. Ferentz, in his 20th season as Iowa’s head coach, now has 144 victories with the Hawkeyes. Fry, who counted Ferentz among his assistants for nearly a decade, went 143-89-6 in 20 seasons before Ferentz took over in 1999.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – Illinois defeated Kent State 31-24 to extend its home-opener win streak to 21 games, the fourth-longest in the nation. But the win didn’t come easily for an Illinois team expected to easily turn around a 2-10 season last year.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) – Raheem Blackshear and Jonathan Hilliman had two touchdowns apiece to lead Rutgers past Texas State 35-7 in a season opener. Hilliman did almost all his damage on the ground with 60 yards on 15 carries and Blackshear, a fellow running back, led Rutgers in catches with seven for 56 yards and a touchdown to go along with 62 rushing yards and a score.

College Volleyball

Loras @ Lake Forrest has been postponed

Avila Tournament Update: Clarke lost game one to Oklahoma City University 3-1, but won game two against Avila University 3-1

UW-Platteville won both games at the UW-Whitewater Invitational by the scores of 3-2 over Coe and Franklin

College Soccer Men’s & Women’s

Men’s Soccer

UD 2, Carroll 0

Loras 1, Elmhurst 0

University of Jamestown 4, Clarke 1

UWP 3, Central Iowa 0

Women’s Soccer

UD 1, UW Eau Clare 0 (2OT)

Washington University 3, Loras 0

Clarke 5, Beloit 1

UWP 4, Ripon 3

MLB Scoreboard 9/1

MLB Scoreboard

Phillies 2, Cubs 1

Brewers 4, Nationals 1

White Sox 6, Red Sox 1

Twins 10, Rangers 7

Cardinals 12, Reds 5

Yankees 7, Tigers 5

Indians 3, Rays 0

Blue Jays 6, Marlins 5

Pirates 3, Braves 2

Angels 3, Astros 0

Royals 9, Orioles 2

Athletics 7, Mariners 5

Padres 7, Rockies 0

Dodgers 3, D-Backs 2

Giants 7, Mets 0

Area Scoreboard for Thursday (8/30)



  • Davenport Assumption 37, Wahlert Catholic 0


  • Beckman 3, Maquoketa 0 (Coach Todd Troutman win #500)
  • Camanche 3, Cascade 1
  • Cuba City 3, Fennimore 0
  • Shullsburg 3, Cassville 1
  • Darlington 3 , Iowa Grant 0
  • Lanark Eastland 2, East Dubuque 1
  • Galena 2, Milledgeville 0



  • U-W Platteville 59, East Texas Baptist 44

After trailing 30-10 in the second quarter and entering the locker room down 37-17 at the half, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneers dominated the third quarter to win 59-44 at East Texas Baptist last night.  The Pioneer offense turned out 304 yards passing and 223 rushing in the victory.


  • Clarke 4, Dakota Wesleyan 0

Federer, Djokovic advance at Open…Ohtani returning…Vikings player charged

NEW YORK (AP) – Make it 18 for 18 for Roger Federer in the second round of the U.S. Open. The No. 2 seed beat Benoit Paire 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 to continue his streak of reaching the third round in the tournament he has won five times. Novak Djokovic  wasted a match point in the third set, before going on to win take out Tennys Sandgren. No. 2 seed Caroline Wozniacki  is out in the second round. Wozniacki lost 6-4, 6-2 to 36th-ranked Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Angels manager Mike Scioscia says Japanese rookie sensation Shohei Ohtani will start for Los Angeles on Sunday night for the first time since spraining the ulnar collateral ligament in his right pitching elbow nearly three months ago. Ohtani will make his return on national television against the defending World Series champion Houston Astros.

UNDATED (AP) – Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cayleb Jones has been charged with misdemeanor domestic assault and other counts after an argument and physical confrontation with his girlfriend.

NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL has hired 24 full-time game officials, including veteran referees Walt Anderson and Pete Morelli. The number of full-time officials is up from 21 last season. All seven on-field officiating positions – referee, umpire, down judge, line judge, field judge, side judge and back judge – will be represented with full-timers.

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – McKenzie Milton threw for 346 yards and five touchdowns and No. 21 UCF routed UConn 56-17 on Thursday night to extend the longest winning streak in the nation to 14 games. The reigning American Athletic Conference offensive player of the year completed 24 of 32 passes and ran for another 50 yards.

MLB/CFB/NFL Scoreboard from Thursday (8/31)


Final Cleveland 5 Minnesota 3
Final Detroit 8 N-Y Yankees 7
Final Boston 9 Chi White Sox 4
Final L-A Angels 5 Houston 2
Final Seattle 7 Oakland 1


Final Milwaukee 2 Cincinnati 1, 11 Innings
Final St. Louis 5 Pittsburgh 0
Final Chi Cubs 5 Atlanta 4
Final San Diego 3 Colorado 2, 13 Innings
Final Arizona 3 L-A Dodgers 1


Final (21) UCF 56 UConn 17


Final Miami 34 Atlanta 7
Final Philadelphia 10 N-Y Jets 9
Final New England 17 N-Y Giants 12
Final Cleveland 35 Detroit 17
Final Indianapolis 27 Cincinnati 26
Final Baltimore 30 Washington 20
Final Jacksonville 25 Tampa Bay 10
Final Pittsburgh 39 Carolina 24
Final New Orleans 28 L.A. Rams 0
Final Buffalo 28 Chicago 27
Final Minnesota 13 Tennessee 3
Final Houston 14 Dallas 6
Final Kansas City 33 Green Bay 21
Final Oakland 30 Seattle 19
Final L.A. Chargers 23 San Francisco 21
Final Denver 21 Arizona 10

Dodgers win…Red Sox await word on Price…Venus vs Serena

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers took care of business a night before the opener of a four-game NL West showdown at home against division-leading Arizona. Backed by three solo homers, Alex Wood pitched seven scoreless innings and the Dodgers beat the Texas Rangers 3-1, matching a season-best with their fifth straight victory. Cody Bellinger and Manny Machado hit first-pitch homers off Mike Minor (10-7). Yasmani Grandal also went deep for the defending National League champion Dodgers.

UNDATED (AP) – The major league-leading Boston Red Sox are hoping for good news on pitcher David Price after the left-hander exited Wednesday night’s start against Miami with a bruised left wrist. Price was hit by a line drive. The team said X-rays were negative and further testing will be done if necessary. The Red Sox lead the AL East by 7 1/2 games over the New York Yankees.

NEW YORK (AP) – The Williams sisters will meat on court for the 16th time at a major on Friday in the third round of the U.S. Open. Serena Williams set up the highly anticipated matchup at Flushing Meadows by hitting 13 aces and overwhelming 101st-ranked Carina Witthoeft of Germany 6-2, 6-2 in a little more than an hour in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday night. Hours earlier, across the way at Louis Armstrong Stadium, Venus Williams did her part with another straight-sets victory, eliminating 40th-ranked Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-4, 7-5. Serena Williams leads the series against her sister 17-12, including 10-5 at majors.

NEW YORK (AP) – Defending champion Rafael Nadal dispatched Vasek Pospisil to set up a third-round clash with Karen Khachanov at the US Open. Nadal took exactly two hours to clinch a 6-3 6-4 6-2 victory under the lights on Arthur Ashe Stadium, with the only moment of alarm coming in the second set when he dropped serve to trail 4-2. But Nadal broke straight back and a run of four games in a row gave him the second set, with the third largely one-way traffic.

DATELINE (AP) – Aaron Rodgers has a new contract with the Green Bay Packers that makes him once again, the NFL’s highest-paid player. The two-time NFL MVP signed a four-year extension worth $134 million, with more than $100 million in guaranteed money. Rodgers’ new annual average salary of $33.5 million per year would eclipse Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan’s five-year extension worth $30 million a year.

MLB Scoreboard for Wednesday (8/29)


Final San Diego 8 Seattle 3
Final Boston 14 Miami 6
Final Tampa Bay 8 Atlanta 5
Final L-A Dodgers 3 Texas 1


Final Houston 5 Oakland 4
Final Kansas City 9 Detroit 2
Final Baltimore 10 Toronto 5
Final Chi White Sox 4 N-Y Yankees 1
Final Minnesota 4 Cleveland 3


Final Chi Cubs 2 N-Y Mets 1, 11 Innings
Final N-Y Mets 10 Chi Cubs 3
Final Philadelphia 8 Washington 6
Final Milwaukee 13 Cincinnati 12, 10 Innings
Final Pittsburgh 2 St. Louis 0
Final Arizona 3 San Francisco 1

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (8/28)



  • #1 4-A Wahlert 3, #8 5-A Hempstead 2 (Wahlert wins final set 17-15 after rallying back from down 2 sets. Aliyah Carter led Wahlert with 36 kills, Jada Wills for Hempstead with 35)
  • #14 4-A Western Dubuque 3, Senior 0
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic went 4-0 at the Prince of Peace Invitational with wins over Cal-Wheatland, Rivermont Academy, Prince of Peace, and Morning Star Academy.
  • Jesup 2, Clayton Ridge 0


  • Benton 3, Potosi 0
  • Darlington 3, Mineral Point 2
  • River Ridge 3, Belmont 0


  • Galena 2, Scales Mound 0


  • Senior 108, C.R. Jefferson 78
  • Wahlert 112, Linn-Mar 72
  • Cedar Falls 134, Hempstead 50



  • Clarke 3, St. Francis 2 (Pride now 5-1 on the season)

D’backs fall in 9th…Rockies grab share of first…Dodgers hanging in…Brewers’ grip slipping

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The Diamondbacks couldn’t get a run across and dropped a 1-0 game to the Giants in the bottom of the ninth. Pinch-hitter Gorkys Hernandez drove in the game’s lone run, sending Steven Duggar home with a single to left field. Arizona remains in first in the NL West, but now shares the spot with Colorado. The two teams have identical 72-60 records, while the Dodgers sit one game out.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Carlos Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in the first inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 to split their series. Kyle Freeland allowed one run and five hits in six innings. Wade Davis struck out the side in the ninth to earn his NL-leading 36th save, extending his career high. The win moves Colorado into a tie for first in the National League West, and just a half game back of Milwaukee in the race for a wild card.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Manny Machado drove in four runs, Brian Dozier hit his 20th homer of the season and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Texas Rangers 8-4 last night for their fourth win in a row. Machado’s four RBIs were the most since the Dodgers acquired him from the Baltimore Orioles last month. The shortstop put Los Angeles ahead to stay with a two-run single in the third, then added a sac fly in the fourth and an RBI single in the sixth. He has nine RBIs the past three games.

CINCINNATI (AP) – Milwaukee is clinging to a wildcard spot, but its grip appears is slipping. The Cincinnati Reds extending the Brewers’ August fade in with a 9-7 victory last night. Since trailing the Cubs by a game on Aug. 4, Milwaukee has gone 8-11 and slid to third in the NL Central.

BOSTON (AP) – Boston found a way to win again last night. J.D. Martinez scored when Marlins shortstop JT Riddle threw away a potential double-play ball in the ninth inning, lifting the Red Sox over Miami 8-7. Boston snapped a three-game skid and avoided its first four-game losing streak of the season – barely. Miami scored five runs in the eighth inning to lead 6-4, allowed three runs to Boston in the bottom of the inning, then tied the game at 7 in the top of the ninth against closer Craig Kimbrel (4-1).

MLB Scoreboard from Tuesday (8/28)


Final Boston 8 Miami 7
Final Atlanta 9 Tampa Bay 5
Final L-A Dodgers 8 Texas 4
Final Colorado 3 L-A Angels 2
Final San Diego 2 Seattle 1


Final N-Y Yankees 5 Chi White Sox 4
Final Baltimore 12 Toronto 5
Final Cleveland 8 Minnesota 1
Final Oakland 4 Houston 3
Final Kansas City 6 Detroit 2


Final Washington 5 Philadelphia 4
Final Cincinnati 9 Milwaukee 7
Final St. Louis 5 Pittsburgh 2
Final San Francisco 1 Arizona 0
N-Y Mets 1 Chi Cubs 1 (Suspended in the 9th)

First Iowa High School Football Rankings

High School Football Rankings

The first Iowa high school football rankings have been released by the Associated Press. The only area team ranked in a top ten poll is Cascade, the Cougars are ranked 7th in Class 1A. Bellevue did receive votes to be considered in the 1-A poll. Western Dubuque picked up votes for the Class 3A poll but didn’t crack the top 10 this week.

Cedar Rapids Xavier is tops in 3A while West Des Moines Dowling is number one in Class 4A. Boyden Hull-River Valley tops the 2A poll, Pella Christian Class 1A, Hudson in Class A, and Don Bosco the 8 man player rankings.


AP-FBH–Iowa Prep Poll,0801
Iowa Prep Football Poll
By The Associated Press
The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2018 season with first-place votes in parentheses, win-loss record, and total points:
Class 4A
Record Pts
1. West Des Moines Dowling (7) 1-0 70
2. Johnston 1-0 53
3. Bettendorf 1-0 50
4. West Des Moines Valley 1-0 48
5. Cedar Falls 1-0 43
6. Iowa City West 1-0 39
7. Cedar Rapids Prairie 1-0 32
8. Ankeny Centennial 1-0 23
9. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 1-0 14
10. Southeast Polk 0-1 6
Others receiving votes: 11, Fort Dodge 5. 12, Indianola 1. 12, Sioux City West 1.

Class 3A
Record Pts
1. Cedar Rapids Xavier (3) 1-0 63
2. Council Bluffs Lewis Central (2) 1-0 60
3. Solon 1-0 48
4. Pella (2) 1-0 43
5. Harlan 1-0 41
6. Sioux City Heelan 1-0 33
7. Manchester West Delaware 1-0 26
8. Eldridge North Scott 0-1 16
9. Waverly-Shell Rock 1-0 13
10. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 0-1 11
Others receiving votes: 11, Epworth Western Dubuque 9. 12, Decorah 7. 13, Marion 6. 14, Glenwood 5. 15, Webster City 4.

Class 2A
Record Pts
1. Boyden-Hull-RV (4) 1-0 67
2. Monroe PCM (3) 1-0 63
3. Union, La Porte City 1-0 51
4. Carroll Kuemper 1-0 42
5. Sioux Center 1-0 35
6. State Center West Marshall 1-0 32
7. Clear Lake 1-0 31
8. Williamsburg 0-1 15
9. Waukon 0-1 13
10. Sheldon 1-0 11
Others receiving votes: 11, Mount Vernon 9. 12, Gowrie Prairie Valley 5. 13, Centerville 4. 14, Algona 3. 15, Albia 2. 15, Roland-Story 2.

Class 1A
Record Pts
1. Pella Christian (2) 1-0 56
2. Inwood West Lyon (2) 1-0 48
3. West Branch 1-0 41
4. Hawarden West Sioux 0-1 37
5. Dike-New Hartford (1) 1-0 34
6. Iowa City Regina 0-1 33
7. Cascade (1) 1-0 23
8. Van Meter (1) 1-0 22
9. Wilton 1-0 18
(tie) Hull Western Christian 1-0 18
Others receiving votes: 11, Mediapolis 15. 11, Aplington-Parkersburg 15. 13, South Central Calhoun 13. 14, Bellevue 6. 15, Truro Interstate 35 5. 16, Denver 1.

Class A
Record Pts
1. Hudson (4) 1-0 60
2. St. Ansgar (1) 1-0 50
3. Lynnville-Sully (1) 1-0 49
4. Algona Garrigan 1-0 47
5. A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 1-0 45
6. Alburnett 1-0 23
7. Winthrop East Buchanan 1-0 17
(tie)Council Bluffs St. Albert 0-1 17
9. Fairbank Wapsie Valley 1-0 16
10. Belmond-Klemme 1-0 15
Others receiving votes: 11, IKM/Manning 10. 11, Brooklyn BGM (1) 10. 13, Packwood Pekin 8. 14, Britt West Hancock 7. 15, Sioux Rapids Sioux Central 5. 16, Hartley HMS 3. 17, Sloan Westwood 2. 18, Hinton 1.

Class 8-Man
Record Pts
1. Gilbertville-Don Bosco (7) 1-0 70
2. Audubon 1-0 42
3. Newell-Fonda 1-0 38
4. Elk Horn-Kimballton Exira 1-0 36
5. New London 1-0 32
6. Wyoming Midland 2-0 27
7. Westside Ar-We-Va 1-0 21
(tie) Stanton 1-0 21
9. Fremont Mills, Tabor 0-1 18
10. Riceville 1-0 13
Others receiving votes: 11, Gladbrook-Reinbeck 11. 11, Marengo Iowa Valley 11. 11, Kingsley-Pierson 11. 14, Moravia 9. 15, Jackson Junction Turkey Valley 7. 16, Lone Tree 6. 17, East Mills 3. 17, HLV, Victor 3. 19, Northwood-Kensett 2. 19, Harris-Lake Park 2. 21, Coon Rapids-Bayard 1. 21, Dunkerton 1.

Area Scoreboard from Monday (8/27)


  • Bellevue 3, Easton Valley 0


  • The Wahlert Girls cross country team took first place at the Bruess Invitational in Monroe, Wisconsin. Gabby Moran was the overall winner in a time of 14:44.8 just in front of teammates Aunna Huseman, Alix Oliver, and Ellie Miller who finished 2nd, 3rd, and 4th

Short bb schedule…Beckham gets paid…Peppers practices

UNDATED (AP) – In a light baseball schedule, the Houston Astros won their sixth straight, 11-4 over the Oakland Athletics. Houston leads Oakland by 2 1/2 games in the AL West. The Yankees fell to 6 1/2 games behind the Boston Red Sox after the Chicago White Sox beat New York 6-2. The NL Central leading Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 7-4. The Philadelphia Phillies were beaten 5-3 by the Washington Nationals, pushing them 3 1/2 games back of NL East leading Atlanta. The Arizona Diamondbacks’ NL West lead is down to a half game over the Los Angeles Dodgeers after the D-backs lost to San Francisco 2-0. The Los Angeles Angels beat Colorado 10-7. The Rockies are a game back of Arizona.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Odell Beckham Jr. is now the NFL’s highest-paid wide receiver. A person familiar with the negotiations has told The Associated Press the New York Giants have agreed to a five-year contract extension with the three-time Pro Bowler. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Giants have not announced the deal, which comes less than two weeks before the season opener against Jacksonville.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers practiced on a limited basis for the first time since re-signing with the team earlier this offseason. The 38-year-old Peppers underwent surgery on his right shoulder in February and has been rehabbing ever since. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said there’s no point in playing the 16-year NFL veteran in the preseason, but expects him to be ready for the Sept. 9 regular-season opener against Dallas.

NEW YORK (AP) – Top-ranked Rafael Nadal advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open when David Ferrer retired in the second set of their all-Spanish matchup. Simona Halep has become the first No. 1-seeded woman to lose in first round of the U.S. Open in the professional era. Halep was beaten 6-2, 6-4 by 44th-ranked Kaia Kanepi of Estonia. Venus and Serena Williams advanced as did defending women’s champ Sloane Stephens. Kevin Anderson, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka advanced in the men’s draw.

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) – The Florida Panthers have agreed to terms with veteran right winger Troy Brouwer to a one-year contract. General manager Dale Tallon announced the move Monday, saying Brouwer adds depth and should provide leadership for Florida’s young core. Brouwer became a free agent when the Calgary Flames bought out the final two years of his contract.

New Senior High Hall of Fame Class Announced

Dubuque Senior High School and the Hall of Fame committee has announced the 27th Athletic Hall of Fame class set for induction next month.

The six new members include: Rob Brock-Class of 1997, Coach Paul DuPont, Ken Hartig-Class of 1936, Elizabeth (Marting) Jones-Class of 1985, Jim Meyer-Class of 1976, and Gerald (Jerry) Thalhamer-Class of 1964.

Induction ceremonies will take place during homecoming weekend on Saturday September 15th at the Hall of Fame Banquet at Dubuque Senior High School. For ticket information, contact the Senior High Activities Office.

More information on each Hall of Famer can be found at the link below:

MLB Scoreboard from Monday (8/27)


Final L-A Angels 10 Colorado 7


Final Baltimore 7 Toronto 0
Final Chi White Sox 6 N-Y Yankees 2
Final Houston 11 Oakland 4


Final Washington 5 Philadelphia 3
Final Chi Cubs 7 N-Y Mets 4
Final San Francisco 2 Arizona 0

Area Scoreboard from Sunday (8/26)



  • Clarke 6, Viterbo 0


  • Clarke 2, Viterbo 0


  • The Clarke Pride placed 4th yesterday in the four team Mount Mercy Invitational at Hunter’s Ridge in Marion. The Pride shot a 386 led by Emily Cox with a 93 good for 12th individually. Mount Mercy  won their own invitational shooting a 320.

Morales homers again…WR Decker retires…Huskers pick a young QB…DeChambeau wins Northern Trust

TORONTO (AP) – Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Kendrys Morales has become the seventh player in major league history to homer in at least seven straight games. Morales continued the string with a two-run blast off Vince Velasquez in the Jays’ 8-3 loss to Philadelphia on Sunday. Ken Griffey Jr, Don Mattingly and Dale Long share the major league mark with homers in eight straight games, which Morales can tie Monday in Baltimore.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Receiver Eric Decker says he is retiring from the NFL after an eight-year career with the Broncos, Jets and Titans. Decker had been in training camp with the Patriots this summer, but it wasn’t clear he would make the roster. Decker caught 439 passes for 5,816 yards and 53 touchdowns in his career.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – True freshman Adrian Martinez has been named Nebraska’s starting quarterback for the opener against Akron on Saturday. Martinez was No. 1 on the Cornhuskers’ depth chart released Sunday, beating out redshirt freshman Tristan Gebbia in a close competition. He will be the first true freshman in program history to start an opener at quarterback.

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) – Bryson DeChambeau closed out a four-shot win over Tony Finau at The Northern Trust, the first tournament in the FedEx Cup playoffs. DeChambeau began the final round four strokes ahead and fired a 2-under 69 in his second victory of the year. He also made a strong case for being selected as one of the captain’s picks for the U.S. Ryder Cup team.

REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) – Brooke Henderson became the first Canadian in 45 years to win the country’s national championship. The 20-year-old Henderson closed with a 7-under 65 for a four-stroke victory over Angel Yin in the CP Women’s Open in Saskatchewan. Henderson opened with rounds of 66, 66 and 70 to take a one-stroke lead over Yin and Nasa Hataoka into the final round.