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Fighting Saints Wrap Up Pre-Season

The Dubuque Fighting Saints will wrap up their pre-season schedule this weekend. Dubuque will host Cedar Rapids tonight and tomorrow night at Mystique Community Ice Center. The regular season begins next Thursday and Friday at the USHL Fall Classic in suburban Pittsburgh.

Rea Dominates in Latest  AAA Outing

Cascade native Colin Rea turned in another stellar performance for the Brewers triple-A team the Nashville Sounds last night.  Rea spread out five Gwinnett Stripers hits over six scoreless innings and got his third win on the mound in a 1-0 victory for Nashville. Rea struck out five batters and walked no one. He is 3-0 with a 0.78 ERA in his last four starts.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (9/16)




  • Bellevue 3, Durant 1
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic lost to Cedar Valley Christian 3-0.
  • Cascade lost 3-2 to Mid-Prairie
  • Maquoketa lost to Central Dewitt 3-0


  • Southwestern 3, Darlington 2
  • Cuba City 3, Iowa Grant 0
  • Highland 3, Cassville 0


  • River Ridge 2, East Dubuque 1
  • Galena 2, Warren 0

Cross Country

At the Rich Engel Classic in Cedar Falls yesterday in the boys race: Western Dubuque finished 6th out of the 21 teams in the race while Senior was 11th. W-D’s Eli Nauman won medalist honors crossing the finish line in first place 16:24.7

In the girls race: Hempstead claimed the team championship, Senior was 3rd and Western Dubuque was 5th. Julia Gehl led the Mustangs finish with a 3rd place effort.

At the Cascade Invitational: Wahlert finished 3rd in both the boys race and girls race.

Regional MLB Recaps


— Bryce Harper had a productive night in the Phillies’ 17-8 win over the Cubs. Harper doubled to start a seven-run, game-tying rally in the fourth inning, drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth and sealed the win with a three-run home run in the seventh. Odubel  Herrera and Jean Segura drove in three runs apiece as the Phils pulled within three games of the NL East-leading Braves.

White Sox-Angels

— The Angels continued their recent mastery of the White Sox with a 9-3 win at Chicago. Alex Cobb allowed two hits over five shutout innings, his first start since July 23. Luis Rengifo and Jose Rojas homered and Jack Mayfield delivered a three-run double as the Angels beat the AL Central leaders for the 15th time in their last 19 meetings.

WFT wins on second-chance kick

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Dustin Hopkins made the most of a second chance as the Washington Football Team pulled out a 30-29 win over the Giants.

Dustin Hopkins made a 43-yard field goal on an untimed down, the result of a penalty on Giants defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence. Hopkins missed his first attempt from 48 yards out before the penalty gave Washington new life.

Taylor Heinicke threw for 336 yards and two touchdowns. He cost Washington dearly with a late interception, but after Graham Gano’s fifth field goal of the game gave the Giants a 29-27 lead with 2:00 remaining, Heinicke guided Washington back into field goal range.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (9/16)

Final L.A. Angels 9 Chicago White Sox 3
Final Oakland 7 Kansas City 2
Final Baltimore 3 N.Y. Yankees 2
Final Tampa Bay 5 Detroit 2
Final Houston 12 Texas 1
Colorado at Atlanta (Postponed)
Final Cincinnati 1 Pittsburgh 0
Final San Diego 7 San Francisco 4
Final Philadelphia 17 Chicago Cubs 8
Final Washington 30 N-Y Giants 29

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday



  • Loras 3, Dubuque 0 (Duhawks now 7-1, UD falls to 3-7.)
  • U-W Platteville lost at U-W Stevens Point 3-0.
  • Iowa State over Northern Iowa in 3 straight sets.


  • (women) Dubuque lost 2-1 to U-W Oshkosh
  • (women) Loras 1, North Central 0 (Duhawks 5-0)
  • (men) U-W Platteville 3, Milliken 1


  • (men) Loras 7,St. Ambrose 2

Regional MLB Recaps from Wednesday


— Andrew Knapp scored on a passed ball in the ninth inning to bolster the Philadelphia Phillies’ tenuous playoff push with a 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs. The Phillies bullpen blew it in the late innings. Robinson Chirinos hit a two-run homer off Jose Alvarado that tied it 4-all in the eighth. Matt Duffy hit a solo shot off Ian Kennedy in the ninth and tied it at 5. J.T. Realmuto led off the eighth inning with his 15th homer of the season in a topsy-turvy final two innings for a club clinging to playoff aspirations.

White Sox-Angels

— Brandon Marsh hit a tiebreaking solo homer off Michael Kopech  in the eighth inning to push the Angels past the White Sox, 3-2. The White Sox put runners on the corners with one out in the ninth, but Brian Goodwin struck out swinging and César Hernández flied out to deep left. Chicago was unable to reduce its magic number for winning the AL Central.


— Dustin Garneau smacked a solo homer and broke a 1-1 tie with a sacrifice fly as the Tigers beat the Brewers, 4-1. Rookie Matt Manning combined with the bullpen on a three-hitter to help the Tigers complete a two-game sweep. Derek Hill supplied an RBI triple and Miguel Cabrera added a run-scoring double.


— The Cardinals completed a three-game sweep with a convincing 11-4 win over the Mets. Harrison Bader, Nolan Arenado, Paul Goldschmidt and Edmundo Sosa homered for St. Louis. Tyler O’Neill laced a two-run double that sparked the Redbirds’ five-run first off loser Tylor Megill .


— Homers by Bobby Bradley, Oscar Mercado and Franmil  Reyes highlighted the Indians’ 14-hit attack in a 12-3 thumping of the Twins. Bradley and Mercado each had three RBIs to back Cal Quantrill, who allowed three unearned runs and just two hits over 6 2/3 innings.


Meyer not interested in USC…Beckham to sit Sunday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer says “there’s no chance” he’ll take the open job at Southern California, saying he is “committed to try to build an organization.” Meyer’s name was immediately linked to USC after the Trojans fired Clay Helton on Monday. He won two national championships with Florida and another with Ohio State in 2014 before stepping down after the 2018 season.

UNDATED (AP) — Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. isn’t ready to play following knee surgery and won’t make his debut Sunday against Houston. Coach Kevin Stefanski says Beckham will practice this week, but will sit out against the Texans. Stefanski says Beckham has not suffered any setbacks and that the decision to make him inactive after he practiced all week wasn’t out of the ordinary.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles has told Congress that the FBI and gymnastics officials turned a “blind eye” to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of her and hundreds of other women. Biles told the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday that “enough is enough” as she and three other U.S. gymnasts spoke of the lasting toll Nassar’s crimes have taken on their lives. The hearing is part of a congressional effort to hold the FBI accountable after multiple missteps in investigating the case – including the delays that allowed Nassar to abuse additional young gymnasts.

CHCIAGO (AP) — Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon said yesterday that he would be very surprised if Mike Trout played again this season. The three-time AL MVP injured his right calf running the bases May 17 and had a setback last month, but he has left open the possibility of returning this year. Jo Adell was placed on the 10-day injured list after he got hurt when he crashed into the wall in left while trying to catch a ball on Saturday.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have waived center Marc Gasol , days after acquiring his rights in a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers. The 36-year-old center spent his first 11 NBA seasons with Memphis. He averaged a career-low 5.0 points and 4.1 rebounds per game last season with the Lakers.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (9/15)

Final Detroit 4 Milwaukee 1
Final Toronto 6 Tampa Bay 3
Final Boston 9 Seattle 4
Final N.Y. Yankees 4 Baltimore 3
Final Cleveland 12 Minnesota 3
Final Houston 7 Texas 2
Final L.A. Angels 3 Chicago White Sox 2
Final Oakland 12 Kansas City 10
Final Miami 8 Washington 6
Final Pittsburgh 5 Cincinnati 4
Final Philadelphia 6 Chicago Cubs 5
Final St. Louis 11 N.Y. Mets 4
Final Colorado 3 Atlanta 2
Final L.A. Dodgers 5 Arizona 3
Final San Diego 9 San Francisco 6

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/14)




  • Hempstead lost 3-2 to #10 (5A) Iowa City West
  • Senior lost 3-0 to #4 (4A) Cedar Rapids Xavier
  • Wahlert lost 3-2 to Iowa City High
  • #2 (4A) Western Dubuque lost 3-1 to #3 (5A) Iowa City Liberty
  • #9 (2A) Dyersville Beckman 3, Marion 0
  • Bellevue 3, Northeast 2
  • Monticello 3, Cascade 0
  • Vernon 3, Maquoketa 0



  • Dodgeville 3, Lancaster 2
  • Darlington 3, Iowa-Grant 0
  • Highland 3, Shullsburg 0
  • Cuba City 3, Boscobel 1


  • Galena 2, East Dubuque 0 (Galena 16-0 on the season)

Boys Golf

  • Aquin 186, Galena 187

Girls Swimming

  • Wahlert lost to Cedar Falls 125-55



  • Clarke lost to #21 Grandview 3-0


  • (men) Dubuque lost at Grinnell 1-0
  • (men) Clarke 3, Graceland 1
  • (women) Graceland 2, Clarke 1
  • (women) UW Platteville 3, Coe 0


  • (women) Luther 9, Loras 0
  • (women) Luther 9, Dubuque 0

No. 5 Hawkeyes looking for more consistency from offense

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Defense has led No. 5 Iowa to its highest ranking since 2015. The Hawkeyes need more production from their offense if they’re going to stay there. Offensive lineman Mason Richman says the Hawks are confident they will improve. The Hawks beat consecutive ranked opponents in Indiana and Iowa State. But they are last in the Big Ten in rushing, passing and total offense and three of the team’s seven touchdowns have been scored by the defense. Iowa plays Kent State at home Saturday.

No. 14 Cyclones looking to find stride after early struggles

A close call with Northern Iowa and a crushing loss to rival Iowa have left Iowa State looking for answers as it prepares to go on the road to play UNLV. Running back Breece Hall says he and his teammates might have been trying too hard to live up to high expectations. Much of the blame has fallen on fourth-year starting quarterback Brock Purdy. He was pulled from the Iowa game after throwing three interceptions. He’s yet to throw a touchdown pass this season. Hall also has underperformed.

Regional MLB Recaps from Tuesday

— Patrick Wisdom and Alfonso Rivas hit back-to-back homers for the Chicago Cubs in a 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies have lost six of seven games. Wilson Contreras led off the fifth inning with a single, Wisdom hit his 26th homer of the year, and Rivas followed with the first of his big league career. It was 3-1 on 12 pitches. Adrian Sampson gave up two runs in five innings for the win. The Phillies have not made the playoffs since 2011.

White Sox-Angels

— Rookie Gavin Sheets hit a long three-run homer and had four RBIs in his first three-hit game, and the White Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 9-3 in Joe Maddon’s first game back in Chicago. Sheets hit a go-ahead single in the second inning off Packy Naughton and made it 6-1 with a three-run homer in the third. He narrowly missed a second home run when he doubled to the right-field wall in the fifth. Maddon managed the Cubs for five years, leading them to a World Series title in 2016 that ended the team’s 108-year championship drought.

— Derek Hill hit a leadoff RBI double in the 11th inning, giving the Detroit Tigers a 1-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers loaded the bases with one out against Bryan Garcia (2-1) in the 11th before Christian Yelich grounded into an inning-ending double play. Hill fell behind 0-2 while trying to bunt Victor Reyes to third, then lined Hunter Strickland’s next pitch into right-center for a game-winning double. The loss ended Milwaukee’s five-game win streak.

— Edmundo Sosa hit the go-ahead single in a three-run 11th inning and the hard-charging St. Louis Cardinals climbed all the way back into playoff position with a wild 7-6 victory over the New York Mets. New York scored twice in the bottom of the 11th and had two runners on when Kwang Hyun Kim retired pinch-hitter Albert Almora Jr. for his second career save, ending a back-and-forth game that took 4 hours, 34 minutes. Tyler O’Neill homered and drove in three runs for the streaking Cardinals, who vaulted into the second NL wild-card slot.


Cardinals climb…NBA virus protocol…Gordon-Nuggets deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Edmundo Sosa hit the go-ahead single in a three-run 11th inning and the hard-charging St. Louis Cardinals climbed all the way back into playoff position with a wild 7-6 victory over the New York Mets. New York scored twice in the bottom of the 11th and had two runners on when Kwang Hyun Kim retired pinch-hitter Albert Almora Jr. for his second career save, ending a back-and-forth game that took 4 hours, 34 minutes. Tyler O’Neill homered and drove in three runs for the streaking Cardinals, who vaulted into the second NL wild-card slot.

CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie Gavin Sheets hit a long three-run homer and had four RBIs in his first three-hit game, and the White Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 9-3 in Joe Maddon’s first game back in Chicago. Sheets hit a go-ahead single in the second inning off Packy Naughton and made it 6-1 with a three-run homer in the third. He narrowly missed a second home run when he doubled to the right-field wall in the fifth. Maddon managed the Cubs for five years, leading them to a World Series title in 2016 that ended the team’s 108-year championship drought.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Aaron Judge started a five-homer barrage that backed Gerrit Cole, and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 to win consecutive games for the first time since Sept. 1 and 3. Cole returned from left hamstring tightness that cut short his Sept. 7 start against Toronto. He stranded the bases loaded in a 29-pitch first inning when he struck out Ramón Uris and allowed one run and four hits in five innings with seven strikeouts and three walks. He threw 108 pitches. Judge hit a two-run homer in the first off a changeup from Alexander Wells.

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has told its teams that it is going ahead with a plan where those who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will not need to submit to regular testing. Those who are unvaccinated will undergo rigorous testing. They’ll be tested once on practice or travel days, and at least once on game days. The NBA players’ union has not mandated that players be vaccinated. League and team employees who will be in the vicinity of players during games will be required to be vaccinated.

DENVER (AP) — Aaron Gordon and the Denver Nuggets have agreed on a four-year, $92 million contract extension. His agent, Calvin Andrews, confirmed the deal to The Associated Press. Gordon was acquired by the Nuggets in a trade last March with Orlando to bolster a lineup that included league MVP Nikola Jokic, point guard Jamal Murray and sharpshooter Michael Porter Jr. The 25-year-old Gordon averaged 10.2 points and 4.7 rebounds in 25 games with Denver.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/14)

Final Detroit 1 Milwaukee 0
Final Cleveland 3 Minnesota 1
Final Tampa Bay 2 Toronto 0
Final Minnesota 6 Cleveland 3
Final N.Y. Yankees 7 Baltimore 2
Final Texas 8 Houston 1
Final Chicago White Sox 9 L.A. Angels 3
Final Kansas City 10 Oakland 7
Final Boston 8 Seattle 4
Final Pittsburgh 6 Cincinnati 5
Final Washington 8 Miami 2
Final Chicago Cubs 6 Philadelphia 3
Final Colorado 5 Atlanta 4
Final St. Louis 7 N.Y. Mets 6
Final San Francisco 6 San Diego 1
Final L.A. Dodgers 8 Arizona 4

Area Scoreboard from Monday


Boys Golf

  • At the MVC Mississippi Divisional Meet at Brown Deer in Coralville yesterday: Western Dubuque was 5th shooting 310 and Wahlert 6th shooting 316. Cedar Rapids Washington with 295 was the leader.
  • At the MVC Valley Divisional Meet at St. Andrews in Cedar Rapids: Hempstead shot 346 in 5th and Senior was 6th with 352. Kennedy with 292 was the leader.



  • (men) Loras 4, Monmouth 0

Trojans fire Helton…WFT loses Fitzpatrick

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern Cal football coach Clay Helton has been dismissed just two games into his seventh season at the helm. The move follows Saturday’s 42-28 home loss to Stanford that dropped the Trojans out of the AP Top 25. Helton went 46-24 during his improbable tenure in charge of the longtime West Coast college football powerhouse.

UNDATED (AP) — Taylor Heinicke will be the Washington Football Team’s starting quarterback for the foreseeable future. WFT has placed Ryan Fitzpatrick on injured reserve with a hip injury suffered in Sunday’s loss to the Chargers. Heinecke replaced Fitzpatrick in the second quarter and rallied Washington to the lead before Los Angeles came back to win.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have replaced assistant coach Sylvain Lefebvre (SIHL-van leh-FAYB’) for declining to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. The Jackets have promoted Steve McCarthy to replace Lefebvre on head coach Brad Larsen’s staff. NHL coaches and other team staff who closely interact with players are required to be fully vaccinated.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Will Zalatoris is the PGA Tour rookie of the year, the first in 20 years to win the award without being a full Tour member. His break came with a sixth-place finish at the U.S. Open, which became part of this season when the event was moved to September. His eight top-10 finishes included a runner-up at the Masters.

NEW YORK (AP) — Emma Raducanu’s  qualifier-to-champion run at the U.S. Open has vaulted her 127 spots in the WTA rankings to a career-high No. 23. The 18-year-old from Britain began the year ranked 345th, rose to 179th in July by reaching Wimbledon’s fourth round in her Grand Slam debut and arrived at Flushing Meadows at 150th. U.S. Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez of Canada also made a big jump in Monday’s rankings, from 73rd to a career-best 28th.

National Scoreboard from Monday (9/13)


Final N.Y. Yankees 6 Minnesota 5
Final Toronto 8 Tampa Bay 1
Final Houston 15 Texas 1
Final Seattle 5 Boston 4
Final Miami 3 Washington 0
Final St. Louis 7 N.Y. Mets 0
Final San Francisco 9 San Diego 1
Final L.A. Dodgers 5 Arizona 1
Final OT Las Vegas 33 Baltimore 27

American Rivers Athletes of the Week

Loras College senior Kassie Rosenbum has been named the American Rivers Conference Female Athlete of the Week. Rosenbum, a former Clayton Ridge prep, finished first out of 147 runners with a time of 17:41.94, 6.17 seconds ahead of second place at the Luther College All-American Invitational on Saturday.

Also recognized by the A-R-C this week

  • Max Ellenbecker of Loras was named Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week.
  • Kyndal Kells of Loras was named the Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week.
  • Former Dyersville Beckman prep Kylie Bildstein of Wartburg was named the Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week.

For more on their accomplishments: https://rollrivers.com/news/2021/9/13/coes-soko-and-loras-rosenbum-named-american-rivers-conference-athletes-of-the-week.aspx

Iowa enters top 5

Oregon and Iowa are the big movers in The Associated Press college football poll after road wins over top-10 opponents. The Ducks’ victory over Ohio State earned them a promotion from No. 12 to No. 4. Another impressive defensive performance by Iowa in the Cy-Hawk Trophy game pushed the Hawkeyes from No. 10 to No. 5. And Arkansas was rewarded for its home win over Texas with its first appearance in the AP Top 25 in five years, coming in at No. 20. Alabama remained No. 1, Georgia stayed at No. 2 and Oklahoma rose to No. 3. Ohio State fell from third to ninth. Iowa State dropped from No. 9 to No. 14. Wisconsin is still ranked 18th


Regional MLB Recaps


— The first-place San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers continue to be separated by 2 1/2 games in the National League West. The Giants picked up their seventh consecutive win as Wilmer Flores homered and drove in three runs in their 6-5 decision over the Cubs. Kris Bryant scored two against his former team as San Francisco improved to a major league-best 93-50.

White Sox-Red Sox

— The White Sox pulled out a 2-1 win over the Red Sox on Leury  Garcia’s two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth. Chicago took a 1-0 lead and a three-hit shutout into the ninth before Alex Verdugo hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded off Craig Kimbrel. The outcome gives the White Sox a magic number of no more than nine to win the AL Central and keeps the Red Sox nine games behind the AL East-leading Rays.


— Kolten Wong and Avisaíl  García each homered twice as the Brewers crushed the Indians, 11-1 to complete a three-game sweep. Eric Lauer carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning, hours after Corbin Burnes and Josh Hader combined to no-hit Cleveland. Manny Piña also homered for Milwaukee, which can wrap up the NL Central title sometime this week.


— Nolan Arenado  homered for the second game in a row and five pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout to help the Cardinals down the Reds, 2-0. Arenado hit a two-run homer in the first off Sonny Gray, who then retired the next 14 hitters. Winning pitcher J.A. Happ allowed two hits over 5 1/3 innings as St. Louis moved one game behind the Padres and Reds for the second NL wild card.


— Kyle Isbel singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning before the Royals finished off a 5-3 win over the Twins. Adalberto Mondesi homered for Kansas City and teammate Whit Merrifield had three hits, including a pair of doubles.

Regional NFL Recaps


— Jameis Winston passed for five touchdowns and the Saints intercepted reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers twice in a 38-3 pounding of the Packers in Jacksonville. Winston was 14 of 20 for 148 yards without an interception while outplaying Rodgers, who was just 15 of 28 for 133 yards and no touchdowns. He spent the final 11 minutes on the sideline, having given way to second-year pro Jordan Love.


— Matthew Stafford made a nice first impression with the Rams by throwing for 321 yards and three touchdowns in their 34-14 thumping of the Bears. Stafford found Van Jefferson for a 67-yard touchdown on his second pass, hit a wide-open Cooper Kupp for a 56-yard TD to open the third quarter and found Robert Woods for a clinching score with 3:17 to play. Andy Dalton passed for 206 yards in his Bears debut, and rookie quarterback Justin Fields rushed for a 3-yard score.


— The Bengals wasted a 21-7 lead in the second half before Evan McPherson kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired in overtime to give Cincinnati a 27-24 triumph over the Vikings. Germaine Pratt recovered Dalvin Cook’s fumble to set up the winning drive for Cincinnati. Joe Burrow threw for 261 yards and two touchdowns in his return after major knee surgery nine months ago.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (9/12)

Final Arizona 38 Tennessee 13
Final Carolina 19 N-Y Jets 14
Final OT Cincinnati 27 Minnesota 24
Final Houston 37 Jacksonville 21
Final L.A. Chargers 20 Washington 16
Final Philadelphia 32 Atlanta 6
Final Pittsburgh 23 Buffalo 16
Final San Francisco 41 Detroit 33
Final Seattle 28 Indianapolis 16
Final Denver 27 N-Y Giants 13
Final Kansas City 33 Cleveland 29
Final Miami 17 New England 16
Final New Orleans 38 Green Bay 3
Final L.A. Rams 34 Chicago 14


Final Milwaukee 11 Cleveland 1
Final Arizona 5 Seattle 4
Final N.Y. Mets 7 N.Y. Yankees 6
Final Detroit 8 Tampa Bay 7
Final Toronto 22 Baltimore 7
Final Chicago White Sox 2 Boston 1
Final Houston 3 L.A. Angels 1
Final Kansas City 5 Minnesota 3
Final Texas 4 Oakland 3
Final Washington 6 Pittsburgh 2
Final Colorado 5 Philadelphia 4
Final Atlanta 5 Miami 3
Final St. Louis 2 Cincinnati 0
Final San Francisco 6 Chicago Cubs 5
Final L.A. Dodgers 8 San Diego 0