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Wahlert High School Names New Football Coach

Wahlert High School has a new head football coach. This morning Wahlert announced 1995 Wahlert graduate Jamie Marshall as the new coach of the Golden Eagle program.

Marshall most recently finished his third year as defensive coordinator at NCAA Division II Lindenwood University. He also has had previous college coaching experience at Montana State University from 2007 to 2015 as defensive coordinator and assistant head coach, and at his alma mater Drake University where he served as the defensive coordinator.  During his playing career, Marshall was a three year starter at defensive back at Drake where he gained all-conference honors twice and helped the Bulldogs win two conference titles.

Marshall takes over the position vacated by Travis Zajac who stepped down after six seasons to take the head football coaching job at Grundy Center High School.

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (4/17)



  • Galena 6, West Carroll 1


  • Wahlert 6, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 1




  • (men) Illinois Wesleyan 30, Dubuque 9
  • (women) Augustana 13, Dubuque 2

WIAA Gives Final Approval to Football Only Realignment

At their spring meeting this week, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control passed a statewide football-only conference realignment proposal. The plan will be implemented in 2020 and evenly balances the number of schools with similar enrollment sizes in a conference. The move will also help make certain teams have enough conference games for playoff qualification.

Under the new plan the Southwest, SWAL, and Six Rivers will each have seven member schools.

The Southwest will consist of Platteville, Prairie du Chien, River Valley, Dodgeville, Broadhead/Juda, Richland Center, and New Glarus/Monticello.

The SWAL will consist of: Cuba City, Darlington, Fennimore, Lancaster, Mineral Point, Parkview/Albany, and Belleville.

The Six Rivers will consist of: Benton/Shullsburg/Scales Mound, Potosi/Cassville, Southwestern, Iowa-Grant, Black Hawk/Warren, IL, Pecatonica/Argyle, Iowa-Grant, and River Ridge.

  • In another note from WIAA Meeting, Platteville High School received special recognition. Platteville is one of 22 schools in the state being recognized with the Award of Excellence during the 2017-18 school year. The award recognizes member schools for their efforts & achievements in the areas of sportsmanship, ethics, integrity, leadership & character.

Regional MLB Recaps from Wednesday (4/17)_

Cubs Finish Sweep of Marlins 

– Cole Hamels scattered three hits over seven strong innings as the Cubs blanked the Marlins, 6-0 to complete a three-game sweep. Daniel Descalso had two hits and three RBIs in Chicago’s fifth win in six games. Javier Baez homered and drove in two to finish 8 for 13 with one double, two home runs, six runs scored, and four RBIs in the series.


Cardinals Avoid Brewers Sweep

– Matt Carpenter and Marcell Ozuna each homered to support Michael Wacha as the Cardinals knocked off the Brewers, 6-3 to avoid a three-game sweep. Wacha is 6-0 in his career against the Brewers after allowing two runs and five hits with seven strikeouts over six innings. Wacha also cooled off Christian Yelich , who was 5-for-9 with four homers and 10 RBIs in the series before going 0-for-2 with a strikeout and a walk against the Redbirds starter.


Royals Nip White Soxs

– Tim Anderson homered and sparked a benches-clearing incident before the Royals completed a 4-3, 10-inning win over the White Sox. Anderson spiked his bat to celebrate his two-run blast in the fourth, and Brad Keller responded by drilling him in the buttocks two innings later to start the fracas. Hunter Dozier led off the 10th with a tiebreaking homer against Nate Jones.


Twins Trip Blue Jays

– Nelson Cruz had two hits and two RBIs for Minnesota in a 4-1 verdict over the Blue Jays. Cruz twice drove in Jorge Polanco, who had two hits and is batting .429. Jake Odorizzi picked up his first win in four starts this season by limiting Toronto to one run over 5 2/3 innings.

Rockets, Bucks, Celtics are 2-up…Cousins shelved…Braves lose closer…Clarke leaves Zags

UNDATED (AP) – The Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics all have two-games-to-none leads in their respective NBA first-round series. The Rockets rode James Harden’s triple-double of 32 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists to a 118-98 win against Utah, and Eric Bledsoe finished with a team-high 27 points in the Bucks’ 120-99 rout of Detroit. Kyrie Irving scored 37 points and the Celtics went on a 10-0 run over the final five minutes of a 99-91 victory against Indiana.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins is unlikely to return this postseason yet won’t require surgery on his torn left quadriceps muscle. The 28-year-old Cousins went down in the first quarter of Monday’s 135-131 Game 2 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Coach Steve Kerr has named Andrew Bogut as the starter in place of Cousins for Thursday night’s Game 3 in Los Angeles.

UNDATED (AP) – Atlanta Braves closer Arodys Vizcaino will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder. He pitched in four games this season, getting one save for the NL East champs. The injury is likely to fuel further speculation the Braves might be interested in free agent Craig Kimbrel, their former closer who played for Boston last season and still hasn’t signed a new contract.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke plans to skip his senior year and enter the NBA draft after leading the NCAA in blocked shots this past season. Clarke averaged 16.9 points and 8.6 rebounds while recording 117 blocks for the Bulldogs after transferring from San Jose State. Under new NCAA rules, the junior can sign with an agent and still return to school if he chooses. Clarke has until May 29 to make a final decision.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite says he is forgoing his final season of eligibility to make himself available for the NBA draft. Diakite is the fourth member of the national champions to make the move, joining De’Andre Hunter, Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy. He averaged 7.4 points on 55% shooting, 4.4 rebounds and a team-high 63 blocked shots for the Cavaliers this past season.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (4/17)



Final Pittsburgh 3 Detroit 2, 10 Innings


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


Final Philadelphia 3 N-Y Mets 2
Final St. Louis 6 Milwaukee 3
Final L-A Dodgers 3 Cincinnati 2
Final Washington 9 San Francisco 6
Final Chi Cubs 6 Miami 0
Final Arizona 3 Atlanta 2, 10 Innings


Final Boston 99 Indiana 91 (Boston leads 2-0)
Final Milwaukee 120 Detroit 99 (Milwaukee leads 2-0)
Final Houston 118 Utah 98 (Houston leads 2-0)


Final Boston 6 Toronto 4 (series tied 2-2)
Final Dallas 5 Nashville 1 (series tied 2-2)
Final OT Colorado 3 Calgary 2 (Colorado leads 3-1)

Area Scoreboard from Monday (4/15)



  • Iowa-Grant 10, Belmont 7
  • Mineral Point 14, Dodgeville 3
  • Shullsburg-Benton 7, Highland 1
  • Cuba City 6, Platteville 2
  • River Ridge 10, Potosi-Cassville 2


  • Galena 14, South Beloit 4
  • Southwestern 7, Cuba City 4
  • Iowa-Grant 11, Riverdale 1
  • Platteville 12, Stoughton 2
  • Potosi 11, River Ridge 1
  • Highland 12, Benton-Shullsburg 2
  • Mineral Point 2, Darlington1


  • Senior 4, Iowa City Liberty 3
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 2, Western Dubuque 1 (OT)


  • Western Dubuque 11, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 1


  • (boys) Cedar Rapids Washington 8, Wahlert 1
  • (girls) Wahlert 6, Cedar Rapids Washington 3



  • Clarke defeated Peru State twice 5-2 and 8-5
  • Loras 8, Simpson 5
  • Dubuque and Loras square off in one nine inning game today at Dan Runkle Field on the Dubuque campus at 3:00pm.


  • U-W Platteville split with Wisconsin Lutheran, losing 6-1 and winning 1-0.


  • Dubuque finished third following the second round of the Nebraska Wesleyan Invitational yesterday. The Spartans shot a second round 317 for a two round score of 609. Nebraska Wesleyan won the title with 588. Dubuque’s Kane Hyde shot a 76 yesterday and finished at 146 and tied for fourth.


  • Ave Maria 8, Loras 1

Fighting Saints Win Playoff Opener

The Dubuque Fighting Saints dropped the Youngstown Phantoms 3-1 in the first game of round one in the USHL Eastern Conference playoffs last night in Youngstown. Dubuque took command of the best-of-three series with a three goal third period as they shut down the Phantoms most of the night. The Phantoms were stifled on a five on three late in the third period as Dubuque killed it off and added an empty-netter towards the end of the game.

Dubuque outshot Youngstown 22-9 through two periods of play but found themselves down 1-0 after two periods.  Youngstown was 19-1 when leading after two in the regular season. Dubuque looks for the sweep tonight to advance to the conference semi-final round.

Cherono wears crown in Boston…Dubuquer Froeschle Makes Impressive Finish

BOSTON (AP) – Lawrence Cherono has won the Boston Marathon for the first time.  Cherono needed every bit of his speed to outkick two-time winner Lelisa Desisa in a sprint to the tape, passing him just steps away from the finish line to win the 123rd edition of the race in 2 hours, 7 minutes 57 seconds.

Worknesh Degefa broke away from defending champion Des Linden and the rest of the women’s pack in the Framingham flats and ran alone for the last 20 miles to claim the women’s race.

 On a local note: Steven Froeschle of Dubuque had an impressive finish, the 24 year old finished in 2:33.26 which was 158 overall and it was the top time turned in by an Iowan in the race.

Others running the race and finishing from Dubuque were Ross Benner, Makon Ford, Dave Horstmann, and Sarah Milner. Other area runners also finishing were Patricia Laufenberg of Platteville, Emma Wagner of Mineral Point, and Steve Dellett of Galena.

Regional MLB Recaps

Yelich 3 Homers Propel Brewers 

– Christian Yelich flashed his MVP form on Monday to power the Brewers to victory in their series opener with the Cardinals. Yelich crushed three home runs and drove in a career-high seven  as the Brewers topped the Redbirds, 10-7. The reigning NL MVP hit his first three-run homer to cap a six-run second inning, then added another three-run shot in the sixth to put Milwaukee ahead to stay.

Cubs Win at Miami
– Willson Contreras smacked his sixth homer of the season while going 2-for-3 with three RBIs in the Cubs’ 7-2 victory at Miami. Yu Darvish (1-2) struck out eight in a season-high 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs to lower his ERA to 6.11.


Jays Rally Past Twins
– Teoscar Hernandez capped his three-hit night by belting the go-ahead, three-run homer in the eighth inning to send the Blue Jays past the Twins, 5-3. Toronto rallied after C.J. Cron’s three-run blast put Minnesota ahead, 3-1 in the fourth.

Soxs Rally Over Royals
– Welington Castillo atoned for an error by slamming a two-run homer in the eighth inning to lift the White Sox past the Royals, 5-4. Chicago shortstop Tim Anderson scored twice and was 3-for-4 to lift his average to a major league-leading .453.

Clippers, 76ers even series…Williamson leaves Duke…Virginia loses Jerome, Hunter

UNDATED (AP) – The Los Angeles Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers have knotted their respective NBA first-round playoff series at a game apiece. The Clippers erased a 31-point deficit before Larry Shamet drained a tiebreaking, 3-pointer with 16.5 seconds left in a 135-131 stunner over the Golden State Warriors. Joel Embiid scored a game-high 23 points and Ben Simmons had a triple-double of 18 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to highlight the Sixers’ 145-123 downing of the Brooklyn Nets.

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Power forward Zion Williamson has announced that he’s leaving Duke after one outstanding season in which he was named the AP national player of the year. The ACC player and rookie of the year tied teammate RJ Barrett for the conference lead in scoring at 22.6 points a game and also averaged 8.9 rebounds. Williamson is widely projected as the first player taken in the draft.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Virginia guards Ty Jerome and De’Andre Hunter are leaving school early for the NBA draft. Jerome helped Virginia win the national championship, leading the Cavaliers with 202 assists and finishing second on the team with 79 3-pointers. Hunter was the national champions’ second-leading scorer at 15.2 points per game, an All-ACC first team selection and the league’s defensive player of the year.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – Gonzaga junior forward Rui Hachimura has declared for the NBA draft and says he will hire an agent as he pursues a professional career. The 6-foot-8 native of Japan led Gonzaga in scoring this season with 19.7 points per game. He was also named the West Coast Conference player of the year.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Clayton Kershaw made his season debut last night and worked seven innings before the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Cincinnati Reds, 4-3 on Joc Pederson’s two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth. Kershaw held the Reds to two runs on five hits and no walks while striking out six. His season began late after he was bothered by shoulder inflammation during spring training.

National Scoreboard from Monday (4/15)



Final Baltimore 8 Boston 1
Final Toronto 5 Minnesota 3
Final Texas 12 L-A Angels 7
Final Chi White Sox 5 Kansas City 4
Final Cleveland 6 Seattle 4


Final N-Y Mets 7 Philadelphia 6, 11 Innings
Final Chi Cubs 7 Miami 2
Final Milwaukee 10 St. Louis 7
Final L-A Dodgers 4 Cincinnati 3
Final Colorado 5 San Diego 2


Final Philadelphia 145 Brooklyn 123 (Series tied 1-1)
Final L.A. Clippers 135 Golden State 131 (Series tied 1-1)


Final Toronto 3 Boston 2 (Toronto leads 2-1)
Final Carolina 5 Washington 0 (Washington leads 2-1)
Final Nashville 3 Dallas 2 (Nashville leads 2-1)
Final Colorado 6 Calgary 2 (Colorado leads 2-1)

Area Scoreboard from Sunday (4/14)



  • Clarke lost twice at Grand View 7-3 and 8-3



  • (men) Clarke 16, Lindenwood 0
  • (women) U-W Lacrosse 14, Clarke 13


  • University of Dubuque tied for first after one round of the Nebraska Wesleyan Spring Invitational at Wilderness Ridge in Lincoln. The Spartans tied with Nebraska Wesleyan and Bellevue University after each totaled 8-over 292. Dubuque’s Kane Hyde shot a one under 70 with a one stroke lead. The second round gets underway later this morning.

Fighting Saints Open Playoffs Tonight

The Dubuque Fighting Saints open up play in the USHL Clark Cup playoffs tonight as they play game one of a three game series at Youngstown against the Phantoms. The Saints are the number 6 seed in the Eastern Conference facing the 3rd seed Phantoms with all three games if necessary being played at the Covelli Center. Game two will be tomorrow night and a game three if necessary would be Wednesday night. Youngstown was 3-1 during the regular season against Dubuque.

Rea Impressive in His I-Cubs Home Opener

In case you missed it over the weekend: Cascade native Colin Rea had an impressive home debut for the Iowa Cubs at Principal Park on Saturday night. Rea logged a quality start and picked up the win over Oklahoma City. Rea didn’t  give up an earned run in 6 innings while striking out 5 in the I-Cubs 2-1 victory in the second game of a doubleheader.

Regional MLB Recaps from Sunday (4/14)

Brewers Miss Sweep of Dodgers

– Ross Stripling was sharp in the Dodgers’ 7-1 win over the Brewers, limiting Milwaukee to a run and four hits over eight innings. Joc Pederson and Alex Verdugo homered to help Los Angeles stop its six-game losing streak.

Cardinals Defeat Reds in Mexico Finale

– Marcell Ozuna  homered twice and Matt Carpenter supplied the tiebreaking blast in the seventh inning to power the Cardinals past the Reds, 9-5 in Monterrey, Mexico. Ozuna had four RBI*s, three with a shot over the right field wall in a four-run first before Cincinnati stormed back to tie the game.

White Sox Win at New York

– Tim Anderson hit his first career grand slam and Carlos Rodón pitched the Chicago White Sox to a 5-2 victory over the scuffling New York Yankees. Jose Abreu nearly had a grand slam as well but settled for a sacrifice fly when right fielder Aaron Judge made a jumping catch in front of the wall.

Twins Trim Tigers

– Jose Berrios pitched into the seventh and Trevor Hildenberger notched his first big league save by striking out two with the bases loaded in the ninth to pitch the Twins to a 6-4 win against the Tigers. C.J. Cron homered and drove in three, and Eddie Rosario was a triple short of the cycle in Minnesota’s third win in four games.

Cubs-Angels PPD

– Snow and rain led to the postponement of the finale of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Angels and Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. A makeup date was not immediately announced. A steady snow fell for much of the day


Tiger tames Augusta for 5th time…NBA playoff action…Cincy gets a hoops coach

Tiger tames Augusta for 5th time…NBA playoff action…Cincy gets a hoops coach

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – Tiger Woods has ended his Major championship drought by capturing his fifth Masters title, closing with a 2-under 70 for a 13 under total and a one-stroke win over Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka  and Xander Schauffele. Woods never missed a shot that mattered over the final seven holes, taking the lead with a 5-iron to the fat of the green on the par-5 15th for a two-putt birdie and adding a birdie on the next hole. It’s his 15th Major championship and first since 2008, leaving him three behind the all-time record held by Jack Nicklaus.

UNDATED (AP) – The Milwaukee Bucks, Houston Rockets, Boston Celtics and Portland Trail Blazers have opened their NBA schedules with victories. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points and 17 rebounds in just 24 minutes of the Bucks’ 121-86 thrashing of Detroit beforeJames Harden’s 29 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds led the Rockets’ 122-90 pounding of Utah. Kyrie Irving and Marcus Morris each had 20 points in the Celtics’ 84-74 win against Portland, and Damian Lillard had a team-high 30 points to lead the Blazers past Oklahoma City, 104-99.

UNDATED (AP) – Cincinnati has hired men’s basketball coach John Brannen after he led Northern Kentucky to two NCAA Tournament appearances in the last three years. The Norse went 81-51 in Brannen’s four seasons, winning two Horizon League regular-season titles and a pair of conference tournament championships. Brannen replaces Mick Cronin, who left Cincinnati for the UCLA job.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – LSU athletic director Joe Alleva says he has decided to reinstate recently suspended basketball coach Will Wade. LSU was having one of the better seasons in program history under the 36-year-old Wade when he was suspended indefinitely. His punishment came on the heels of a Yahoo report about leaked excerpts of an FBI wiretap that captured Wade speaking with a person convicted of funneling illegal payments to the families of college basketball recruits.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) – IndyCar driver Alexander Rossi conquered the streets of Long Beach for the second consecutive year. Rossi won the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach from the pole and had the field covered very early. He was more than 20 seconds faster than Josef Newgarden in giving Andretti Autosport its 200th victory across all series.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (4/14)



L-A Angels at Chi Cubs , postponed


Final Chi White Sox 5 N-Y Yankees 2
Final Boston 4 Baltimore 0
Final Tampa Bay 8 Toronto 4
Final Minnesota 6 Detroit 4
Final Kansas City 9 Cleveland 8
Final Texas 8 Oakland 7
Final Houston 3 Seattle 2


Final Philadelphia 3 Miami 1, 14 Innings
Final Pittsburgh 4 Washington 3
Final Colorado 4 San Francisco 0
Final L-A Dodgers 7 Milwaukee 1
Final Arizona 8 San Diego 4
Final St. Louis 9 Cincinnati 5
Final Atlanta 7 N-Y Mets 3


Final Boston 84 Indiana 74 (Boston leads 1-0)
Final Portland 104 Oklahoma City 99 (Portland leads 1-0)
Final Milwaukee 121 Detroit 86 (Milwaukee leads 1-0)
Final Houston 122 Utah 90 (Houston leads 1-0)


Final N-Y Islanders 4 Pittsburgh 1 (N.Y. leads 3-0)
Final Columbus 3 Tampa Bay 1 (Columbus leads 3-0)
Final Winnipeg 6 St. Louis 3 (St. Louis leads 2-1)
Final Vegas 6 San Jose 3 (Vegas leads 2-1)


The Dubuque Fighting Saints fell Friday night in Waterloo with All of the scoring occurred in the first six minutes of the game. Waterloo did just enough to overtake the fighting saints 2-1 . With the loss, Dbq is locked into the 6th seed this season and will wait till today to find out who they play in the first round.

Tonight the Saints play the regular season finale at home with puck drop at 7:05pm.

The Chicago Cubs have halted the Los Angeles Angels’ six-game winning streak.

Cole Hamels worked eight innings and Willson Contreras belted four of the Cubs’ four homers in a 5-1 win over the Angels. Hamels surrendered Albert Pujols’ 635th career home run but just three other hits while striking out six.

The Chicago Cubs have placed catcher Victor Caratini on the 10-day injured list after he broke a bone in his left hand. Caratini is expected to miss four to six weeks after he got hurt on a swing during Thursday night’s 2-0 victory over Pittsburgh. He is scheduled for surgery on Monday.

The NHL’s best team during the regular season is in some serious trouble.

The Lightning are down two games to none in their first-round series after Matt Duchene (doo-SHAYN’) delivered a goal and three assists to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 5-1 victory at Tampa. The eighth-seeded Jackets also received goals from Cam Atkinson, Zach Werenski, Riley Nash and Artemi Panarin.

Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves for the Blue Jackets, who have scored nine of the last 10 goals in the series. The Blue Jackets started the postseason last season by winning the first two games of the first-round series with eventual Stanley Cup Washington, which won the next four games.

Former Loras Wrestling Coach Named High School Coach of Year in GA.

Former Loras Wrestling Coach Named High School Coach of Year in GA.

Former Loras College wrestling coach Randy Steward has been named Georgia’s 2019 Head Coach of the Year by the National Wrestling Coaches Association. Steward has coached the past three seasons at Sonoraville High School and led them to back-to-back state titles in Class AAA.

Steward was head coach at Loras College for 22 seasons prior to moving to Georgia where he was Iowa Conference Coach of the Year four times.

Rea Slated to Start Tonight for I-Cubs

Cascade native Colin Rea is scheduled to make his Iowa Cubs home debut tonight in Des Moines. The Iowa Cubs face Oklahoma City at 7 p.m. at Principal Park.

In his first outing with the I-Cubs on Sunday, Rea allowed three earned runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings on Sunday in Nashville.

Joe Wieskamp to Test NBA Process

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa freshman guard Joe Wieskamp announced yesterday he has submitted paperwork for entry into the NBA Draft in order to test the process. Wieskamp plans to go through the process without an agent. Student-athletes wishing to return to school can do so by withdrawing from the draft by May 29.

Co-leaders heading into Round 2 at Augusta…Leafs, Caps, Flames win…Albies gets extension

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau are the players to catch heading into the second round of the Masters, with Phil Mickelson just one shot back. Koepka birdied four straight holes on the back nine and DeChambeau carded birdies on six of his final seven holes for 6-under 66s. Ian Poulter and Dustin Johnson are two shots back, while Tiger Woods is at minus-2.

UNDATED (AP) – Mitch Marner scored one of his two goals on a penalty shot as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins, 4-1 in their opener of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Washington also won its opener as Nicklas Backstrom scored twice in the first period of the Capitals’ 4-2 win over Carolina. And Matthew Tkachuk scored twice in the Calgary Flames’ 4-0 shutout of Colorado.

ATLANTA (AP) – All-Star second baseman Ozzie Albies and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a seven-year, $35 million contract that includes team options for 2026 and ’27. The agreement supersedes a one-year contract signed last month that called for a $575,000 salary in the major leagues, $20,000 above the minimum. The 22-year-old is hitting .364 with one homer and two RBIs in 11 games this season after batting .261 with. 40 doubles, 24 homers, 72 RBIs, 14 steals and 105 runs last year.

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Cam Reddish is the latest Duke freshman to leave school for the NBA draft. Reddish announced his decision on his verified Instagram page yesterday, one day after teammate RJ Barrett said he was entering the draft. Reddish is widely projected as a lottery pick after averaging 13.5 points and hitting 33 percent of his 3-pointers His decision leaves AP player of the year Zion Williamson as the last Duke freshman starter yet to announce his plans for next season.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (4/11)



Final Oakland 8 Baltimore 5
Final Cleveland 4 Detroit 0
Final Seattle 7 Kansas City 6, 10 Innings
Final Boston 7 Toronto 6


Final Cincinnati 5 Miami 0
Final St. Louis 11 L-A Dodgers 7
Final N-Y Mets 6 Atlanta 3
Final Chi Cubs 2 Pittsburgh 0
Final San Diego 7 Arizona 6
Final San Francisco 1 Colorado 0


Final Toronto 4 Boston 1 (Toronto leads 1-0)
Final Washington 4 Carolina 2 (Washington leads 1-0)
Final Calgary 4 Colorado 0 (Calgary leads 1-0)

Kayla Banwarth Named to Thirty Under 30 Award List

Dubuque native Kayla Banwarth received numerous awards during her volleyball playing career at Wahlert High School, the University of Nebraska, and as a professional, now she has the first award of her young coaching career.

Banwarth, an assistant on the University of Nebraska staff has received the American Volleyball Coaches Association Thirty Under 30 Award. The award was created to honor 30 up-and-coming coaches under 30 years old at all levels of the sport. Banwarth was one of 11 NCAA Division I women’s coaches selected this year.

Banwarth finished up her playing career with the U.S. National Team at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 where team USA won the bronze medal.

Click link for more information: http://www.huskers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=100&ATCLID=211799212

WNBA: Gustafson Selected by Dallas…Carleton Taken by Connecticut

Gustafson Selected by Dallas…Carleton by Conneticut

University of Iowa senior Megan Gustafson was selected by the Dallas Wings with the 17th overall pick in the WNBA Draft on Wednesday evening in New York City. Gustafson is the 13th Hawkeye drafted into the WNBA and the first since Sam Logic was the 10th overall pick in 2015.

Iowa State senior guard Bridget Carleton became the 14th Cyclone in school history to hear her name called in the WNBA Draft. Carleton was selected in the second round as the 21st overall pick by the Connecticut Sun.

Regional MLB Recaps From Wednesday (4/11)

 Pirates Sink Cubs

– Jordan Lyles struck out 10 over six innings and the Pirates homered twice off Yu Darvish in a 5-2 win over the Cubs. Francisco Cervelli and Starling Marte went deep off Darvish, who was reached for four earned runs and five hits over 5 1/3 innings.


Angels Sweep Brewers

– Justin Bour  drove in two runs and the Angels won their sixth straight by downing the Brewers, 4-2. Milwaukee was swept for the first time since its series before last year’s all-star break, when the Brewers dropped a five-game set at Pittsburgh.


Cardinals Win 4th Straight

– Yadier Molina  and Marcell Ozuna homered to support Jack Flaherty in the Cardinals’ fourth consecutive win, 7-2 over the Dodgers. Flaherty gave up three hits and one run in his 99-pitch effort.


Rays Stay Hot Against Soxs

– The Tampa Bay Rays have continued their hot start by completing their first-ever sweep in Chicago.   Austin Meadows was a triple shy of the cycle while driving in three runs as the Rays ripped the White Sox, 9-1. Meadows finished the three-game set with seven hits in 10 at-bats, two homers, seven RBI and four runs scored.


Big 5th Lifts Mets Over Twins

– The Twins walked six Mets and hit another during a seven-hitter sequence, allowing New York to score six times in the fifth inning of a 9-6 win against Minnesota. Winning pitcher Noah Syndergaard permitted just two hits in taking a 9-1 lead into the eighth, but he was pulled after giving up a single, double and triple to begin the inning.

Pistons reach playoffs…Wade, Nowitzki end careers…Blue Jackets stun Bolts

NEW YORK (AP) – The Detroit Pistons have claimed the last seed available in the NBA playoffs, finishing eighth in the East with a 115-89 rout of the Knicks in New York. Andre Drummond contributed 20 points and 18 rebounds for the Pistons, who had dropped four straight and seven of nine before winning their last two to beat out Charlotte for the final playoff berth. Luke Kennard scored 27 points and Reggie Jackson had 21 to help Detroit earn a first-round meeting with Milwaukee.

UNDATED (AP) – Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade and Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki played the final game of their NBA careers. Wade finishes with a tripole-double of 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in the Heat’s 113-94 loss to Brooklyn. Nowitzki started for Dallas and scored 20 points on 8 of 21 shooting in a 105-94 loss at San Antonio.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The top-seeded Tampa Bay Lightning have given home-ice advantage to the No. 8 Columbus Blue Jackets by dropping the opening game of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Blue Jackets erased an early 3-0 deficit and beat the Lightning, 4-3 on Seth Jones’ power-play goal with 5:55 remaining. Josh Anderson knotted the score with a short-handed goal at 11:54 of the third period, about four minutes after David Savard got the Jackets within 3-2.

UNDATED (AP) – The New York Islanders and Dallas Stars have opened their Stanley Cup playoff schedules with victories. Josh Bailey scored off a rebound at 4:39 of overtime to complete the Isles’ 4-3 win over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins. Rookie Miro Heiskanen scored two goals in his first postseason game before Mats Zuccarello furnished the eventual game-winner in the Stars’ 3-2 victory against the Predators in Nashville.

UNDATED (AP) – The San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues took the opener of their respective Stanley Cup first-round series. The Sharks opened with a 5-2 win over the Golden Knights as Brent Burns, Tomas Hertl, Evander Kane and Marc-Edouard Vlasic each had a goal and an assist. Third-period goals by David Perron and Tyler Bozak pushed the Blues past the Jets, 2-1 at Winnipeg.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (4/10)



Final N-Y Mets 9 Minnesota 6
Final Texas 5 Arizona 2
Final L-A Angels 4 Milwaukee 2


Final Detroit 4 Cleveland 1
Final Tampa Bay 9 Chi White Sox 1
Final Oakland 10 Baltimore 3
Final Houston 8 N-Y Yankees 6
Final Seattle 6 Kansas City 5


Final San Diego 3 San Francisco 1
Final Cincinnati 2 Miami 1
Final Washington 15 Philadelphia 1
Final St. Louis 7 L-A Dodgers 2
Final Pittsburgh 5 Chi Cubs 2
Atlanta at Colorado postponed


Final Indiana 135 Atlanta 134
Final San Antonio 105 Dallas 94
Final Philadelphia 125 Chicago 109
Final Memphis 132 Golden State 117
Final Detroit 115 N-Y Knicks 89
Final Orlando 122 Charlotte 114
Final Oklahoma City 127 Milwaukee 116
Final Brooklyn 113 Miami 94
Final Denver 99 Minnesota 95
Final Portland 136 Sacramento 131
Final OT L.A. Clippers 143 Utah 137



Final Columbus 4 Tampa Bay 3 (Columbus leads 1-0)
Final OT N-Y Islanders 4 Pittsburgh 3 (N-Y leads 1-0)
Final St. Louis 2 Winnipeg 1 (St. Louis leads 1-0)
Final Dallas 3 Nashville 2 (Dallas leads 1-0)
Final San Jose 5 Vegas 2 (San Jose leads 1-0)

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (4/9)



  • Pearl City 8, East Dubuque 6
  • Shullsburg/Benton 13, Potosi/Cassville 1
  • Southwestern 5, Cuba City 3
  • Lancaster 6, River Valley 5
  • Richland Center 6, Platteville 5


  • Pearl City 19, East Dubuque 4 (5)
  • Platteville 7, Richland Center 0
  • Highland 5, Iowa Grant 3
  • Riverdale 11, Royall 1
  • Belmont 7, River Ridge 3


  • (girls) At the 12 team Clinton Invitational last night, Wahlert ran to the team title with 106, in front of Iowa City High with 101.5. Hempstead was 3rd with 84 and Senior came in 6th with 76.
  • (boys) Wahlert captured the Saber Relays title last night at Dewitt Central. The Golden Eagles totaled 126 in the Class A meet. Bellevue won the Class B team title with 124.5


  • Wahlert 1, Senior 0
  • Hempstead 2, Western Dubuque 1


  • Senior 2, Wahlert 1
  • Western Dubuque 2, Hempstead 1
  • Beckman Catholic 3, South Tama 0


  • (boys) Cedar Falls 6, Wahlert 3
  • (girls) Senior 7, Cedar Rapids Prairie 2


  • (girls) Hempstead place third at the MVC quad they hosted at the Meadows. The Mustangs shot 210. Cedar Falls with 180 won the meet.




  • Loras 7, Central 4
  • #18 Coe 8, Dubuque 3
  • UW Platteville lost twice to UW Whitewater 9-1 and 10-3.


  • Clarke dropped two against Culver Stockton 12-11 and 11-3
  • Dubuque defeated U-W Platteville twice 2-1 and 5-4 in 11 innings.


  • (men) Loras 8, Buena Vista 1

Regional MLB Recaps from Tuesday (4/9)

 Angels Bounce Brewers

– Tommy La Stella homered twice and drove in four runs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-8 on Tuesday after Mike Trout departed with a groin injury. Andrelton Simmons collected three hits as Los Angeles extended its win streak to five games. Jonathan Lucroy had two hits and three RBIs against his first major league team.


Cardinals Win 2nd Straight Over Dodgers

–  Yadier Molina drove in three runs, Paul Goldschmidt homered and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0, overcoming an embarrassing play by Marcell Ozuna. St. Louis already had a 4-0 lead when Kiké Hernández led off the eighth with a drive to left. Ozuna went back and climbed up the wall, but he misjudged the ball and tumbled onto the warning track as he tried to make the play. Hernandez’s drive bounced over for a ground-rule double, but the Cardinals escaped the threat.


White Soxs Fall to Rays

– Austin Meadows homered and set a career high with four hits, Avisail Garcia connected against his former team and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Chicago White Sox 10-5. The Rays pounded Ervin Santana and improved to 9-3, their best start in nine years. They also extended a club record by clinching their fourth straight series victory to start a season. Charlie Morton allowed two runs in five innings for Tampa Bay.


Twins Hit deGrom and Mets Hard

– Jacob deGrom’s record-tying streak of quality starts ended at 26 when he allowed two home runs to Mitch Garver and one to Eddie Rosario in a 14-7 drubbing by the Minnesota Twins. It was the worst outing in two years for the New York Mets ace.

Magic quits…Mariners hammering away…Got the T-shirt, suing

LOS ANGELES (AP) – NBA legend Magic Johnson has made a fast break, stepping down abruptly as the Los Angeles Lakers’ president of basketball operations. The beloved former Lake took charge of the franchise just over two years ago. Johnson didn’t tell owner Jeanie Buss before he stepped in front of reporters on Tuesday night. Johnson said it was no longer fun. The Lakers had their sixth consecutive losing season despite the offseason addition of LeBron James.

SEATTLE (AP) – The Seattle Mariners defeated the Kansas City Royals 6-3 to improve to 11-2, baseball’s best record. They homered in their 13th straight game. KC’s Whit Merrifield extended his hitting streak to 30 games, tying George Brett’s club record. The Mariners are tied with the 2000 St. Louis Cardinals with the most home runs — 33 — through their first 13 games.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Juan Soto hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning and the Washington Nationals rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-6. Bryce Harper crushed a three-run homer off former teammate Stephen Strasburg, but Victor Robles tied it at 6 on a solo shot with two outs and two strikes in the ninth.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – DeMarcus Cousins had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors defeated the Pelicans 112-103 on Tuesday night in a game that saw guard Stephen Curry leave with a mild foot sprain. The Warriors say Curry was held out the rest of the night as a precaution. Golden State had already had clinched the top playoff seed in the Western Conference. Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson were held out.

HOUSTON (AP) – A woman has sued the Houston Astros for more than $1 million, saying that a T-shirt cannon fired at a game by the team’s mascot “shattered” her finger. The Houston Chronicle reports that Jennifer Harughty alleges the mascot, who is named Orbit, injured her left index finger during a game last July when a T-shirt was fired from what the suit calls a “bazooka style” cannon. The Astros are disputing the claims and say they’ll keep using T-shirt launchers.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (4/9)



Final Minnesota 14 N-Y Mets 8
Final Arizona 5 Texas 4
Final L-A Angels 11 Milwaukee 8


Final Cleveland 8 Detroit 2
Final Toronto 7 Boston 5
Final Tampa Bay 10 Chi White Sox 5
Final Oakland 13 Baltimore 2
Final Houston 6 N-Y Yankees 3
Final Seattle 6 Kansas City 3


Final Cincinnati 14 Miami 0
Final Washington 10 Philadelphia 6, 10 Innings
Final St. Louis 4 L-A Dodgers 0
Final Atlanta 7 Colorado 1
Final San Francisco 7 San Diego 2


Final Detroit 100 Memphis 93
Final Boston 116 Washington 110
Final Charlotte 124 Cleveland 97
Final Miami 122 Philadelphia 99
Final N-Y Knicks 96 Chicago 86
Final Golden State 112 New Orleans 103
Final Toronto 120 Minnesota 100
Final Dallas 120 Phoenix 109
Final Utah 118 Denver 108
Final Oklahoma City 112 Houston 111
Final Portland 104 L.A. Lakers 101

UPDATE: Radio Dubuque March Bracket Busters Winners Announced

The dust has settled and the winners have been decided in the Radio Dubuque March Bracket Busters Challenge contests after Virginia defeated Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime in the NCAA title game on Monday night.

Here are the top five place finishers in each contest. The top two totals were the prize winners on each station. In each contest the tiebreaker of points scored in the championship game (162) had to be used.


AM 1370 KDTH

  1. Joe Roussel 132
  2. Lisa Tyler 127  (won 2nd prize on tie breaker total points in the championship game)
  3. Steve Becker 127
  4. Diane Simon 107
  5. Dan Blake 104


  1. Brian Schwoob 130 (won first prize on tie breaker total points scored in championship game)
  2. Virginia Till 130
  3. Bill Kahler 103
  4. Josh Dupont 100
  5. Lindsey Riegler 99


  1. Jeff Liddle     124
  2. Gary Pena 122 (won 2nd prize on tie breaker total points scored in championship game)
  3. James Miller 122
  4. Alex Ertmer 110
  5. Dan Bittner 101
  6. Josh Kiley 95


  1. Christopher Clancy132 (won first prize on tie breaker total points scored in championship game)
  2. Wes Totman 132
  3. Kim Rink 104
  4. Deanna Roussel 104
  5. Greg Papke 94

Area Scoreboard from Monday (4/9)



  • East Dubuque 12, Dakota 10
  • Dodgeville 5, Cuba City 1
  • Mineral Point 5, New Glarus 1
  • Lancaster 16, Fennimore 6
  • Shullsburg/Benton 7, Belmont 2


  • Southwestern 11, Darlington 7
  • Cuba City 1, Boscobel 0
  • Highland 3, Potosi 0
  • Belmont 4, Benton/Shullsburg 1


  • Galena/East Dubuque/River Ridge won their Tri-angular Meet last night with 81 points followed by Southwestern, and Warren.


  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 2, Anamosa 0


  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 3, Anamosa 2 (OT)




  • Clarke won twice over Missouri Valley College 9-1 and 11-6.


  • Loras captured the Loras Spring Invitational following second round play at Thunder Hills yesterday. The Duhawks had a two day total 617 winning by two strokes over Dubuque. Clarke finished 3rd with 628. Clarke’s Andrew Gates captured medalist honors with a 70-77—147.


  • The University of Dubuque women’s golf team won the Judson University Spring Invite held at Randall Oaks Golf Club in West Dundee, Ill. with a score of 346. The Spartans won by 19 strokes and were led in scoring by Megan Gille’s 84.


  • Missouri Baptist 13, Dubuque 3

Fighting Saints Thiessen USHL Goalie of the Week

DUBUQUE, Iowa — Dubuque Fighting Saints goalie Matthew Thiessen has been named the USHL Goaltender of the Week. Thiessen set a Fighting Saints Tier-1 record with a 44-save shutout performance against the Chicago Steel on Saturday night at Mystique Community Ice Center.

Thiessen, a Vancouver Canucks draft pick and a Maine Black Bears commit has appeared in 46 games this season, which is sixth-most in the USHL. The shutout was the first of Thiessen’s USHL career. He became the fourth Fighting Saint to claim weekly honors this season from the USHL.

Dubuque finishes the regular season this weekend with a game at Waterloo on Friday night and then home against the Blackhawks on Saturday night.

Regional MLB Recaps from Monday (4/8)

Cubs Pound Pirates in Wrigley Opener

– Kyle Schwarber belted a two-run homer and the Cubs’ relievers tossed four-hit ball over seven innings of a 10-0 pounding of Pittsburgh. The Chicago bullpen had an 8.37 ERA this season before Brad Brach , Brandon Kintzler, Randy Rosario and Pedro Strop  combined for seven innings of four-hit ball after Jon Lester was removed due to tightness in his left hamstring. The Pirates had won four in a row before committing four errors, three by shortstop Kevin Newman.


Angels Slow Down Brewers

– Mike Trout made a leaping catch to steal a potential homer from Christian Yelich  in the Angels’ fourth straight victory, 5-2 over the Brewers. Tommy La Stella and Justin Bour each hit a two-run homer and Andrelton Simmons also went deep as Los Angeles handed Milwaukee its second loss in three games since a 7-1 start. Trevor Cahill pitched six innings of five-hit ball in his home debut for the Angels.


Cardinals Stop Streaking Dodgers

– The Dodgers’ five-game winning streak is over after Marcell Ozuna homered and the Cardinals scored twice in the seventh to beat Los Angeles, 4-3. St. Louis trailed 3-2 in the seventh until Jose Martinez hit an RBI single and Paul Goldschmidt scored on a wild pitch. The Dodgers failed to homer for the first time this season after slamming 24 in their first 10 games.


Snell and Rays Shutdown Whitesoxs

– Blake Snell allowed a run and six hits while striking out 11 over six innings of the Rays’ 5-1 victory over the White Sox in Chicago. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner has fanned 24 batters over his last two starts, yielding one run and six hits over 13 innings. Avisail  Garcia had two hits and an RBI to help Tampa Bay improve to 8-3, its best start since 2010.

Hunter leads UVA to title…Barnes stays in Knoxville…Lawson, Edwards leaving early

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – De’Andre Hunter scored a game-high 27 points and Virginia claimed its first NCAA championship in men’s basketball by downing Texas Tech, 85-77 in overtime. The sophomore made the game-tying 3 with 12.1 seconds left in regulation then nailed another with 2:07 left in the extra period to give the Cavaliers the lead for good. Kyle Guy scored 14 of his 24 points after intermission for the Cavaliers, who blew 10-point leads midway through the first half and again late in the second.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes will be back with the Volunteers next season. Athletic director Phillip Fulmer issued a statement Monday following reports that linked Barnes to the coaching vacancy at UCLA. Barnes has gone 88-50 in four seasons at Tennessee. The Vols went 31-6 this year and advanced to the Sweet 16 before falling to Purdue.

UNDATED (AP) – Kansas forward Dedric Lawson will skip his senior year and enter the NBA draft, the latest move in what should be a significant overhaul of the Jayhawks’ roster for next season. Lawson transferred from Memphis and sat out last season, then led the Big 12 with 19.4 points and 10.3 rebounds this past season. Purdue junior guard Carsen Edwards is entering the draft and hiring his agent.

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) – The Florida Panthers have hired head Joel Quenneville , who won three Stanley Cups with the Chicago Blackhawks from 2010-15 before being dismissed 15 games into this season. The move also reunites him with Panthers general manager Dale Tallon, who brought Quenneville to Chicago. Quenneville replaces Bob Boughner (BOOG’-nur), who was fired Sunday after two seasons.

MIAMI (AP) – Receiver Ricardo Louis has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with his hometown team, the Miami Dolphins. Louis missed the 2018 season following neck surgery and was released last week by the Cleveland Browns. They made him a fourth-round draft pick in 2016, and he made 45 catches for 562 yards and no scores in his first two NFL seasons.

National Scoreboard from Monday (4/9)



Final L-A Angels 5 Milwaukee 2


Final Tampa Bay 5 Chi White Sox 1
Final Baltimore 12 Oakland 4
Final Houston 4 N-Y Yankees 3
Final Seattle 13 Kansas City 5


Final Chi Cubs 10 Pittsburgh 0
Final Philadelphia 4 Washington 3
Final St. Louis 4 L-A Dodgers 3
Final Atlanta 8 Colorado 6
Final San Diego 6 San Francisco 5


Final OT (2) Virginia 85 (9) Texas Tech 77

UPDATE: Radio Dubuque Bracket Busters

Here are the standings for the Radio Dubuque Bracket Busters Challenge heading into tonight’s NCAA championship game between Texas Tech and Virginia.  The final standings to decide the contest prize winners will be made official sometime tomorrow morning. Listeners currently with 90 points are listed.



Dianne Simon 107
Dan Blake 104
Joe Roussel 100
Wayne Brown 100
Richard Datisman 99
Michelle Brown 98
john o smith 97
Steve Becker 95
Doug Wareham 95
lisa tyler 95
Jeff Breen 94
Fred Sutter 94
Elizabeth Topf 93
Randy Hanson 93
Brenda Wise 93
William Roscoe 92
Don Ulbert 92
Jon Dienst 91
Logan Nauman 91
Ron Norman 90
Thomas Parkin 90
tina Tranel 90



Bill Kahler 103
Josh Dupont 100
Lindsey Riegler 99
Brian schwoob 98
virginia till 98
Sherry Koopmann 96
Neil Lange 96
Tim Loeffelholz 93
Lexi Hurt-Schmitt 93
Jody Kennedy 92
Alfred Michek 91
Sara Martensen 90



Alex Ertmer 110
Dan bittner 101
Josh Kiley 95
Jeff Liddle 92
Ann Lawinger 92
James Miller 90
Gary Pena 90



Kim Rink 104
Deanne Roussel 104
Wes Totman 100
Christopher Clancy 100
Gregg Papke 94
Martha Papke 92



Area Scoreboard from Sunday (4/8)



  • UW Platteville lost twice at UW Lacrosse 11-1 and 20-13.



  • In the first round of the Loras Spring Invitational yesterday at Thunder Hills Country Club; host Loras was the leader shooting a 309, two strokes in front of UW Stout and five strokes in front of Dubuque who shot 314. Clarke sits in fourth place at 315.  Clarke’s Andrew Gates is the first round leader after firing a one under Par 70. The second round will be played starting later this morning.


  • U-W Platteville finished second yesterday following the second round of the Marian Spring Invitational at Whistling Straits in Fond du Lac. The Pioneers shot 375 yesterday for a two day total of 747, four strokes back of champion St. Norbert. The Pioneers did have the medalist with Alyssa Elko carding a plus 30 174 to win by 7 strokes.

Regional MLB Recaps

Brewers Stay Hot in Win Over Cubs

– The Brewers won for the seventh time in eight games as Christian Yelich homered and drove in three to lead a 4-2 victory over the Cubs. Zach Davies pitched effectively into the sixth and Josh Hader picked up an eight-out save to help Milwaukee win a series for the 15th time in 16 tries.

Cards Avoid Sweep by Padres

– Adam Wainwright tossed five-hit ball over six sharp innings as the Cardinals topped the Padres, 4-1 to avoid a three-game sweep. Paul DeJong drove in a pair of runs with a fourth-inning double off Matt Strahm.


Mariners Thump Soxs

– Daniel Vogelbach homered twice, hit a bases-clearing double and set a career high with six RBIs in leading Seattle to a 12-5 romp over the White Sox. Edwin Encarnacion had a two-run homer and three hits for the 9-2 Mariners, who own the AL’s best record after extending the best start in club history.


Phillies Clip Twins

– Rhys Hoskins smacked a two-run homer and Zach Eflin scattered six hits over seven innings of the Phillies, 2-1 victory over the Twins. Eflin allowed a leadoff homer to Max Kepler and continued to trail 1-0 until Hoskins went deep off Jose Berrios in the sixth.

Kyle Busch wins again at Bristol…Qualifier takes PGA title…Baylor takes championship

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) – Kyle Busch passed his older brother, Kurt, on the final restart to win Sunday’s NASCAR race at Brisol Motor Speedway. The Busch Brothers were first in line not to pit for tires during the 11th caution to set up a final shootout between Bristol’s two winningest active drivers. It’s the eighth Bristol victory for Kyle, who prevented Kurt from getting his seventh on the .533-mile high-banked oval.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Corey Conners has become the first Monday qualifier since 2010 to win a PGA event. Conners claimed his first PGA Tour victory and earned an invite to the Masters by capturing the Valero Texas Open. He made three birdies in the final five holes, shooting a 6-under 66 for a 20-under total. Charley Hoffman finished second at 18 under, while Ryan Moore was another shot back.

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) – Jin Young Ko won the ANA Inspiration on Sunday at Mission Hills for her first major title and second victory in three weeks. Ko closed with a 2-under 70 for 10-under total and a three-stroke victory over Mi Hyang Lee. The 23-year-old South Korean won for the fourth time on the LPGA Tour, completing a desert sweep after taking the Founders Cup in Phoenix.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Baylor coughed up a 17-point lead and lost star forward Lauren Cox before earning an 82-81 victory over Notre Dame to win the NCAA women’s basketball championship at Tampa. Chloe Jackson provided the tiebreaking layup with 3.9 seconds left, but the Irish had a chance to force overtime until Arike Ogunbowale missed the first of two free throws. Jackson finished with 26 points and Kalani Brown had 20 for Baylor.

UNDATED (AP) – The Florida Panthers and Buffalo Sabres are making head coaching changes. The Panthers fired Bob Boughner the day after the season finale, ending his two-year tenure with one season remaining on his contract. In Buffalo, the Sabres fired coach Phil Housley following two underperforming seasons and after the team extended its franchise-worst playoff drought to an eighth consecutive year.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (4/7)



Final Philadelphia 2 Minnesota 1
Final Tampa Bay 3 San Francisco 0
Final Boston 1 Arizona 0


Final N-Y Yankees 15 Baltimore 3
Final Cleveland 3 Toronto 1
Final Detroit 3 Kansas City 1
Final Seattle 12 Chi White Sox 5
Final Houston 9 Oakland 8
Final L-A Angels 7 Texas 2


Final Washington 12 N-Y Mets 9
Final Atlanta 4 Miami 3
Final Pittsburgh 7 Cincinnati 5
Final Milwaukee 4 Chi Cubs 2
Final St. Louis 4 San Diego 1
Final L-A Dodgers 12 Colorado 6


Final OT Toronto 117 Miami 109
Final San Antonio 112 Cleveland 90
Final Oklahoma City 132 Minnesota 126
Final Charlotte 104 Detroit 91
Final Brooklyn 108 Indiana 96
Final OT Dallas 129 Memphis 127
Final Milwaukee 115 Atlanta 107
Final Houston 149 Phoenix 113
Final N-Y Knicks 113 Washington 110
Final Orlando 116 Boston 108
Final Golden State 131 L.A. Clippers 104
Final New Orleans 133 Sacramento 129
Final Portland 115 Denver 108
Final L.A. Lakers 113 Utah 109

National Sports

College Basketball:

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Virginia and Texas Tech have never appeared in an NCAA men’s basketball championship game, but that will change on Monday. The Cavaliers have advanced with help from a questionable call, while the Red Raiders moved on with a stifling defensive performance. Kyle Guy sank three free throws with 0.6 seconds left as the Cavaliers survived a frantic rally by Auburn in a 63-62 triumph over the Tigers.The Red Raiders also won a low-scoring game by limiting Michigan State to 31.9% from the floor in a 61-51 victory over the Spartans.


Brooklyn          133    Milwaukee    128

Philadelphia   116    Chicago          96



Minnesota              6    Philadelphia      2

San Francisco      6    Tampa  Bay            4

Arizona                 5    Boston                  4

American League

Detroit             7    Kansas  City          4

Seattle             9    Chi  White  Sox      2

L-A Angels        5    Texas                      1

Cleveland         7    Toronto                  2

N-Y Yankees      6    Baltimore              4

Houston             6    Oakland                  0

National League 

N-Y Mets            6    Washington      5

Pittsburgh       6    Cincinnati      5,  10  Innings

San Diego          6    St.  Louis        4

Chi Cubs          14    Milwaukee        8

Miami                 4    Atlanta            2

L-A Dodgers      7    Colorado          2


Local Scores

College Baseball

Clarke 6, Viterbo 0

Clarke 2, Viterbo 1 (8 innings)

Univ. Dubuque 6, Simpson 0

Univ. Dubuque 3, Simpson 1

College Softball

(RV) Central Methodist 9, Clarke 0 (6 innings)

(RV) Central Methodist 17, Clarke 5 (5 innings)

Men’s Tennis

Central 9, Loras 0

Women’s College Lacrosse

Lindenwood, Clarke 15-14 (OT)

Boys Tennis

Dubuque Senior 5, Davenport North 4

Dubuque Senior 8, Davenport Central 1


Chicago Steel 5, Dubuque Fighting Saints 0


Local, regional, and national sports updates

DUBUQUE, Iowa – The University of Dubuque baseball team snapped a three game skid with a 4-2 win over Simpson College in game one of their weekend series. Kellen Mitchell: 2-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, HR. Chase Kueter: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 9 K

DUBUQUE, Iowa- The Loras men’s volleyball team swept Trine. The Duhawks were led by Grant Ooms who totaled 16 kills on the night.

DUBUQUE- The Dubuque Fighting Saints came away with a hard-fought 4-3 victory over Cedar Rapids on Friday night. The Saints beat the RoughRiders for the third time this season.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Ryan Braun and Eric Thames hit three-run homers and the Milwaukee Brewers connected five times in all, outslugging the Cubs 13-10 and sending Chicago to its sixth straight loss. Hernan Perez, Yasmani Grandal and Orlando Arcia also homered for the defending NL Central champions, who improved to 7-1. They have won nine of their last 12 games against the Cubs, including the division tiebreaker in October. Jason Heyward, Daniel Descalso and Willson Contreras homered for the Cubs, who fell to 1-6.

CLEVELAND (AP) – The Browns addressed one of the holes in their secondary by signing former Packers and Steelers safety Morgan Burnett. He was released earlier this week after one disappointing season with the Steelers, who signed him to a three-year deal in 2018. The Browns needed safety help after trading Jabrill Peppers and releasing Derrick Kindred. The Browns also signed quarterback Garrett Gilbert, who played in the failed American Alliance of Football. That league folded last week.

CHICAGO (AP) – Yoan Moncada hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the seventh inning and the Chicago White Sox won a wild home opener, beating the Seattle Mariners 10-8. A day after their home opener was postponed because of inclement weather, the White Sox ended Seattle’s four-game winning streak. The Mariners had been off to a franchise-best 7-1 start. Chicago took advantage of three errors by shortstop Tim Beckham in the first inning, then rallied when the Seattle bullpen couldn’t find the strike zone.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Notre Dame will take on Baylor in the NCAA women’s basketball title game. Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 points and led Notre Dame’s rally from a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat UConn, 81-76. Kalani Brown scored 22 points and Lauren Cox added 21 as Baylor held off Final Four newcomer Oregon, 72-67.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Duke freshman forward Zion Williamson is The Associated Press men’s college basketball player of the year. The 6-foot-7, 285-pound Williamson was the runaway choice, claiming 59 of 64 votes from AP Top 25 voters in ballots submitted before the NCAA Tournament. In a likely one-year college stop for a possible top overall NBA draft pick, the 18-year-old Williamson averaged 22.6 points and 8.9 rebounds.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Two people with direct knowledge of the deal say Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence has accepted a five-year, $105 million contract that includes $65 in guaranteed money. The 26-year-old Lawrence played on a $17.1 million franchise tag last season. He recorded his second straight double-digit season in sacks with 10 1/2 after finishing tied for second in the NFL in 2017 with 14 1/2 sacks.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – LSU junior guard Skyler Mays says he is planning to enter the upcoming NBA draft. Mays becomes the third starter from the SEC regular-season champions to announce plans to leave the team before eligibility is up, joining sophomore point guard Tremont Waters and freshman forward Naz Reid. Mays started all 35 games for LSU this season, averaging 13.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.9 steals in 33.1 minutes per game.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – First-round leader Si Woo Kim used a late-round hole-in-one to build a four-shot lead at the halfway point of the Valero Texas Open. Kin led by one heading into the second round before shooting a 6-under 66. He aced TPC San Antonio’s 16th hole and is 12 under through 36 holes at the PGA Tour’s last stop before the Masters. Kim leads six players at 8 under, including Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth.

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) – Chase Elliott earned his first pole on a short track by winning yesterday’s qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway. Elliott turned a lap at 131.7132 mph to earn the fifth pole of his career and nose out Hendrick teammate William Byron for the top starting spot. Elliott’s previous four poles were either Daytona or Talladega. Ryan Blaney qualified third in a Ford for Team Penske, followed by Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Erik Jones and Denny Hamlin in a pair of Toyotas.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (4/4)



  • Warren/Stockton 1, Galena 0
  • East Dubuque 8, River Ridge-Scales Mound 7


  • Lancaster 5, Platteville 4
  • Cuba City 5, Mineral Point 3
  • Boscobel 10, Darlington 3
  • Riverdale 7, Fennimore 5


  • (boys) At the 14 school Ira Dunsworth Relays at Brady Street Stadium in Davenport, the Senior Rams placed 3rd totaling 79.5. Bettendorf won the title with 135.


  • Senior 2, Decorah 0
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 3, Tipton 0


  • Senior 2, Davenport North 0
  • North Scott 3, Wahlert 1
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 9, Tipton 1
  • Platteville 7, Galena 0


  • (boys) Senior 9, Iowa City Liberty 0
  • (boys) Wahlert 9, C.R. Kennedy 0
  • (girls) Senior 8, Iowa City Liberty 1




  • UW Platteville 2, Cornell 0


  • At the Heart of America Conference Tourney in Des Moines, Clarke defeated Culver-Stockton 3-0. The Pride will face Mount Mercy in the semi-finals today.


  • (women) Loras 18, Dubuque 4


  • Loras captured the title at the Clarke Spring Invitational yesterday at Eagle Ridge North Course. The Duhawks with a 322 won by six strokes over Viterbo. Clarke place 3rd of the 11 teams with a 336. The medalist was Jaime Suarez of Iowa Wesleyan with 74. Loras was led by Will Arndt with a 77. Clarke paced by Joe Ibarra with 80.


  • (men) Luther 9, Dubuque 0

Gustafson Wins AP Player of the Year, Lisa Leslie Award

TAMPA, Florida – University of Iowa senior Megan Gustafson added to her growing list of post season awards yesterday being named the Associated Press National Player of the Year and the recipient of the Lisa Leslie awarded to the top post player in the country. The announcements were made during a press conference in Amalie Arena at the Women’s Final Four.

Gustafson is the first Big Ten student-athlete to receive the AP National Player of the Year. Gustafson is the first Hawkeye to earn a national player of the year award since 1988.

Gustafson was also named one of 10 WBCA All-Americans on Thursday. She is the first Hawkeye to earn the distinction since 2015.

The two-time Big Ten Player of the Year, is also a finalist for the Naismith Trophy, USBWA Ann Meyers Drysdale Award, and the John R. Wooden Award.

  • Iowa State senior Bridget Carleton was named the Cheryl Miller Award winner given to the top small forward in women’s college basketball

Bucks take top seed…Warriors pad conference lead…Caps clinch…Preds in control…A near no-no

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Milwaukee Bucks have clinched the NBA’s top record and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs by defeating the 76ers, 128-122 in Philadelphia. Giannis Antetokounmpo outdueled Joel Embiid by scoring 45 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. Milwaukee trailed by seven in the fourth quarter before chipping away, taking a 121-119 lead on George Hill’s basket with 1:02 to play.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – DeMarcus Cousins had 21 points and 10 rebounds as the Golden State Warriors rolled past the Los Angeles Lakers, 108-90. Kevin Durant added 15 points, eight assists and six rebounds for the Warriors, who lead the NBA’s Western Conference by two games over Denver and own the tiebreaker with four games remaining. Golden State guard Stephen Curry finished a quiet night with seven points on 3-of-14 shooting and 10 rebounds.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Nic Dowd scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period and Braden Holtby stopped 33 shots as the Washington Capitals downed the Montreal Canadiens, 2-1 to clinch the NHL’s Metropolitan Division title. Lars Eller also scored against his old team to help Washington wrap up a fourth consecutive division crown with one game remaining. The outcome puts the Canadiens in danger of missing the playoffs, and they will be eliminated as early as Friday if Columbus beats the New York Rangers.

UNDATED (AP) – The Nashville Predators have taken over first place in the NHL’s Central Division by one point over Winnipeg and St. Louis. The Predators trailed 2-1 Thursday until Nick Bonino and Ryan Johansen scored in the last 4 1/2 minutes of a 3-2 comeback win against Vancouver. Colorado clinched a playoff berth with a 3-2 overtime victory against the Jets, and the Blues scored five times in the first 9:41 of a 7-3 rout of Philadelphia.

CLEVELAND (AP) – The Cleveland Indians didn’t allow a hit Thursday until Freddy Galvis led off the ninth with a single off closer Brad Hand, who managed to finish up a 4-1 win over the Blue Jays. Trevor Bauer worked the first seven innings and was lifted after 117 pitches, eight strikeouts and six walks. The Indians haven’t pitched a no-hitter since Len Barker threw a perfect game in 1981, also against the Blue Jays.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (4/4)



Final Detroit 5 Kansas City 4
Final N-Y Yankees 8 Baltimore 4
Final Oakland 7 Boston 3
Final Cleveland 4 Toronto 1
Final Texas 11 L-A Angels 4
Seattle at Chi White Sox postponed


Final Washington 4 N-Y Mets 0
Final Pittsburgh 2 Cincinnati 0
Final Atlanta 9 Chi Cubs 4
San Diego at St. Louis postponed


Final Milwaukee 128 Philadelphia 122
Final Sacramento 117 Cleveland 104
Final Golden State 108 L.A. Lakers 90


Final SO N-Y Islanders 2 Florida 1
Final Buffalo 5 Ottawa 2
Final Carolina 3 New Jersey 1
Final Washington 2 Montreal 1
Final Pittsburgh 4 Detroit 1
Final Tampa Bay 3 Toronto 1
Final Boston 3 Minnesota 0
Final St. Louis 7 Philadelphia 3
Final Nashville 3 Vancouver 2
Final OT Colorado 3 Winnipeg 2
Final San Jose 3 Edmonton 2
Final Arizona 4 Vegas 1

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (4/3)



  • Clarke 8, Culver Stockton 1


  • Loras lost twice to Cornell 7-3 and 10-4
  • Clarke dropped both games to Mt. Mercy 5-2 and 5-1


  • (men) Augustana 12, Dubuque 5
  • (women) Loras 18, Dubuque 4
  • (women) Carroll College 22, Clarke 4

Gustafson Finalist for Wooden Award

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior Megan Gustafson has been named to the Wooden Award All-American Team.  The team is made of five players who are the top vote-getters for the John R. Wooden Award.

Gustafson is invited to Los Angeles for the Wooden Award presentation during the ESPN College Basketball Awards on Friday, April 12.

Gustafson ended her career with 2,804 points and 1,460 rebounds. On Monday, she became just the fourth NCAA women’s basketball player and the first ever post player to score 1,000 or more points in a single season.

Gustafson led the nation in points per game (27.8), field goal percentage (69.6), total points (1,001), field goals made (412), and double-doubles (33) this season. She also ranked second nationally in defensive rebounds per game (11), and third in rebounds per game (13.4) and total rebounds (481).

Regional MLB Recaps

 Braves Comeback to Beat Cubs

– Johan Camargo poked a go-ahead, three-run double while the Braves took advantage of five walks by Cubs relievers in the eighth inning on a 6-4 triumph over Chicago. The rally came after Willson Contreras gave the Cubs the lead with a long, two-run homer in the sixth.


Brewers Continue Dominance Over Reds

– The Brewers earned a 1-0 win over Cincinnati behind Freddy Peralta, who tossed two-hit ball over a career-high eight innings. Manny Pina singled home a run and Milwaukee improved to 6-1 by beating the Reds for the 16th time in their last 22 meetings, including six shutouts.


Redbirds Rally Again for Win Over Pirates

– Tyler O’Neill capped another St. Louis rally by driving in Kolten Wong for the go-ahead run in the 10th inning as the Cardinals surged past the Pirates, 5-4. Harrison Bader hit a two-run homer off Keone Kela in the eighth to tie the game at 3.


Soxs Slug Indians

– Jose Abreu drove in three runs and Leury (lay-UR’-ee) Garcia had four hits to lead the Chicago White Sox to an 8-3 rout of the Indians at Cleveland. Abreu laced a two-run double that chased loser Cory Kluber, who was tagged for eight runs over 3 1/3 innings after winning nine straight decisions against the White Sox.


Twins Comeback Win Over Royals

– Eddie Rosario delivered a go-ahead, RBI single in the ninth inning to complete the Minnesota Twins’ comeback in a 7-6 verdict over the Royals in Kansas City. Willians Astudillo and Mitch Garver each had three hits and scored twice for the Twins, who tied it on Max Kepler’s two-run single in the eighth.

Hall of Fame skipper Cox has stroke…Francona extended…Aggies hire hoops coach

ATLANTA (AP) – Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox was able to accept visitors in his Atlanta-area hospital room yesterday, one day after the longtime Braves skipper suffered a stroke. The 77-year-old Cox wore a Braves jersey while shouting “play ball!” before the first pitch of Monday night’s home opener against the Cubs. Cox’s family released a statement on Wednesday which thanked fans for their support.

CLEVELAND (AP) – The Cleveland Indians have signed Terry Francona to a two-year contract extension through the 2022 season, giving him more security and a chance to become the longest tenured manager in team history. He is 547-428 as the team’s skipper, winning the last three AL Central titles and the 2016 pennant. Francona’s deal was set to expire after 2020.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -Texas A&M has hired Virginia Tech basketball coach Buzz Williams, luring him back to his home state to try to turn the Aggies into a basketball power. Williams spent five years with the Hokies, who made the last three NCAA Tournaments and finished this season in the Sweet 16. Williams was 100-69 in five seasons at Tech.

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) – Rutgers assistant basketball coach Jay Young has been named head coach at Fairfield. He replaces Sydney Johnson, who was fired last month after a 9-22 season and a 116-147 record over eight seasons. Young has been a college coach for 32 years and spent the last 14 seasons as an assistant under Steve Pikiell, first at Stony Brook and then at Rutgers.

DETROIT (AP) – The wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford plans to have surgery to remove a brain tumor. Kelly Stafford shared the details yesterday on her Instagram account. She says an MRI showed the tumor on cranial nerves after she had vertigo spells within the last year.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (4/3)



Final Colorado 1 Tampa Bay 0, 11 Innings


Final Chi White Sox 8 Cleveland 3
Final Minnesota 7 Kansas City 6
Final Detroit 2 N-Y Yankees 1
Final Toronto 5 Baltimore 3
Final Texas 4 Houston 0
Final Boston 6 Oakland 3


Final Milwaukee 1 Cincinnati 0
Final Washington 9 Philadelphia 8
Final San Diego 4 Arizona 1
Final N-Y Mets 6 Miami 4
Final St. Louis 5 Pittsburgh 4, 10 Innings
Final Atlanta 6 Chi Cubs 4
Final L-A Dodgers 5 San Francisco 3


Final Orlando 114 N-Y Knicks 100
Final Indiana 108 Detroit 89
Final Chicago 115 Washington 114
Final Boston 112 Miami 102
Final Atlanta 130 Philadelphia 122
Final Toronto 115 Brooklyn 105
Final Charlotte 115 New Orleans 109
Final Minnesota 110 Dallas 108
Final Denver 113 San Antonio 85
Final Utah 118 Phoenix 97
Final Portland 116 Memphis 89
Final Houston 135 L.A. Clippers 103


Final Ottawa 4 N-Y Rangers 1
Final SO Chicago 4 St. Louis 3
Final Anaheim 3 Calgary 1

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (4/2)



  • Mineral Point 13, Southwestern 2
  • Viroqua 12, Lancaster 2


  • Darlington 12, Platteville 1
  • Lancaster 4, Cuba City 2
  • River Ridge 14, Fennimore 3
  • Riverdale 27, Weston 0


  • In girls action at the 14 team Tri-State Relays at Dalzell Field; Decorah won the team title totaling 87. Senior was 3rd with 80 followed by host Hempstead with 79, Wahlert 5th with 78, Western Dubuque was 6th with 76, followed by Cascade 7th, Galena/East Dubuque/River Ridge was 8th.
  • In boys action Western Dubuque captured their own invitational title totaling 165, Linn-Mar 2nd with 142, while Senior finished 8th with 17 points.
  • Hempstead placed 5th at the Deac Ryan Relays hosted by North Scott with 65. Bettendorf won the title with 150.


  • CR Xavier 6, Hempstead 0
  • CR Prairie 2, Wahlert 0


  • Wahlert 8, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 0
  • Cedar Falls 1, Hempstead 0
  • Clear Creek Amana 4, Dyersville Beckman 3


  • (boys) Senior 8, CR Kennedy 1
  • (girls) CR Kennedy 7, Senior 2




  • Iowa 3, Clarke 2 (Hawkeyes scored a late run in the 8th for the win)
  • Dubuque fell twice to Coe 9-2 (10) and 5-1 (7)
  • Central topped Loras 10-6 and 5-4.


  • Clarke dropped both ends of the doubleheader to Culver-Stockton 11-10 and 16-13.
  • Dubuque split with Simpson losing 6-2 and winning 8-0.
  • Loras lost both against Luther 8-0 and 16-3.
  • UW Platteville beat Beloit twice 5-1 and 4-3.

Olson, Majerus headline college hoops Hall of Fame class

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Longtime coach Lute Olson and the late Rick Majerus headline the 2019 class of six former players and three influential coaches selected Tuesday for the College Basketball Hall of Fame.

Joining them during the induction ceremony this November are former Indiana star Calbert Cheaney, Duke’s Shane Battier, Purdue’s Terry Dischinger, Ernie DiGregorio of Providence, UNLV’s Larry Johnson, Stanford standout Todd Lichti and longtime Valparaiso coach Homer Drew.

Olson won 781 games during a decorated career at Long Beach State, Iowa and Arizona, taking the Hawkeyes to the Final Four and the Wildcats to a trio of Final Fours and winning the 1997 title.

Majerus, who died in 2012, won 517 games at Marquette, Ball State, Utah and Saint Louis. He was best known for his time with the Utes, leading them to the national championship game in 1998.

Warriors beat Nuggets … Stars clinch playoff spot … Colorado improves playoff chances

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Kevin Durant emphatically showed who is still No. 1 in the West, delivering a pair of jarring dunks late in the first half and finishing with 21 points and six assists before being ejected to lead the Warriors past the Denver Nuggets 116-99 in a matchup of the top two teams in the conference. DeMarcus Cousins had a season-best 28 points for the Warriors, who have a two-game lead and the tiebreaker on Denver with five games to go in the chase for the Western Conference’s top playoff seed.

DALLAS (AP) – The Dallas Stars are heading to the playoffs for the first time in three years. The Stars got two goals and two assists from Alexander Radulov in a 6-2 victory over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers. Jason Dickinson, Esa Lindell, Tyler Pitlick and Blake Comeau also scored for the Stars, who hold the first wild-card spot with 91 points.

DENVER (AP) – Colorado has improved its chances of making the NHL playoffs. Nathan MacKinnon and Tyson Barrie scored a minute apart during a four-goal second period, helping the Avalanche rally for a 6-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers. Colorado was down 2-0 after the opening period to an Edmonton team that already had been eliminated from postseason contention.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – After dropping the season opening, Tamp Bay has done nothing but win. Blake Snell matched a career high with 13 strikeouts, pitching seven innings of two-hit ball to lift the Rays over the Colorado Rockies 4-0 for their fifth straight victory. The AL Cy Young Award winner struck out six straight during one stretch, rebounding splendidly after allowing five runs in that opening day loss to Houston.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Washington Nationals start to the season is turning into something of a nightmare. Not only did they lose to the Phillies, 8-2, Tuesday night, in Bryce Harpers’ homecoming, but they also lost Trea Turner. The shortstop is out indefinitely after breaking his right index finger while trying to bunt. Turner provided one of the few bright spots of the season so far. He’s batting .385 and hit a game-ending home run in the Nats’ lone win of the season over the Mets.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (4/2)



Final Tampa Bay 4 Colorado 0


Final Detroit 3 N-Y Yankees 1
Final Baltimore 2 Toronto 1
Final Texas 6 Houston 4
Final Minnesota 5 Kansas City 4, 10 Innings
Final Oakland 1 Boston 0
Final Seattle 2 L-A Angels 1


Final Milwaukee 4 Cincinnati 3
Final Philadelphia 8 Washington 2
Final N-Y Mets 6 Miami 5
Final Arizona 8 San Diego 5
Final L-A Dodgers 6 San Francisco 5


Final Oklahoma City 119 L.A. Lakers 103
Final San Antonio 117 Atlanta 111
Final Houston 130 Sacramento 105
Final Golden State 116 Denver 102


Final Nashville 3 Buffalo 2
Final Boston 6 Columbus 2
Final Carolina 4 Toronto 1
Final Montreal 4 Tampa Bay 2
Final Detroit 4 Pittsburgh 1
Final Minnesota 5 Winnipeg 1
Final Dallas 6 Philadelphia 2
Final Colorado 6 Edmonton 2
Final L.A. Kings 3 Arizona 1
Final Vancouver 4 San Jose 2

March Bracket Buster Challenge Final 4 Update

Headed into Final 4 weekend here is the latest standings update for the March Bracket Busters Challenge for each Radio Dubuque Station: Listener scores of 80 points or more are listed. If you still have Michigan State, Virginia, Texas Tech, or Auburn still advancing into and perhaps through as the champion you’ve got a chance to score more points even if you’re not listed.


AM 1370 KDTH

Doug Wareham 95
Dianne Simon 91
Bob Wise 89
Dan Blake 88
Hillary Atkinson 85
joe lent 84
Wayne Brown 84
Larry Fleege 84
Joe Roussel 84
Richard Datisman 83
Kim Loeffelholz 83
Jeanne Schonhoff 83
Michelle Brown 82
john o smith 81
Kathy Kearney 81
Gerry Miller 81
Chris Selchert 80


92.9 KAT-FM

Lexi Hurt-Schmitt 93
Patty Powers 89
Bill Kahler 87
Josh Dupont 84
Lindsey Riegler 83
Brian schwoob 82
virginia till 82
Sherry Koopmann 80
Neil Lange 80
Chris Kelly 80
Shawn Pickett 80



Alex Ertmer 94
Dan bittner 85
Joe Pregler 84
Tim Gosche 84
Jamie Harris 84
Kraig Port 84
Michael R. Carter 81
Jason Carpenter 81



Kim Rink 88
Deanne Roussel 88
Wes Totman 84
Christopher Clancy 84
Sara Totman 81
Marissa Fleege 80

Area Scoreboard from Monday (4/1)



  • Southwestern 11, Galena 1
  • Shullsburg/Benton 11, Iowa-Grant 0
  • Dodgeville 7, Fennimore 6
  • Platteville 11, Potosi-Cassville 1


  • Southwestern 9, Riverdale 4
  • Platteville 18, Potosi 2
  • Cuba City 8, Darlington 1
  • River Ridge 11, Lancaster 1


  • Wahlert 1, Pleasant Valley 0
  • Cedar Rapids Jefferson 3, Western Dubuque 0




  • The Clarke Pride added a game to their schedule. Clarke will play the University of Iowa in Iowa City today at 4:05pm. The game became available due to a last minute cancellation by Grand View who was scheduled to play Iowa today.

Top-seed Baylor routs Iowa 85-53 to cruise to Final Four

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – Lauren Cox had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Baylor earned its first Final Four berth since 2012 by beating Iowa 85-53 on Monday night in the Greensboro Regional final.

The Bears clamped down on All-American Megan Gustafson and her supporting cast holding the nation’s best shooting team to a season-worst 32%.

Gustafson finished with 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting, but was held without a rebound in the second half for second-seeded Iowa (29-7). Kathleen Doyle and Tania Davis each had 10 points.

Iowa State’s Horton-Tucker to declare for NBA Draft

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State freshman guard Talen Horton-Tucker intends to declare himself eligible for the NBA Draft after just one season with the Cyclones.

Horton-Tucker announced his decision on Twitter on Monday, saying that it’s in his best interests to “start the next chapter” of his life.

Horton-Tucker, a Chicago native, averaged 11.8 points and 4.9 rebounds a game for Iowa State in 2018-19. Although he faded a bit down the stretch, Horton-Tucker’s 235-pound frame – combined with his ability to finish at the rim – could make him an intriguing pro prospect.

Iowa State will also lose Marial Shayok and Nick Weiler-Babb to graduation, and Cam Lard announced last week that he is leaving the program.

Regional MLB Recaps from Monday (4/1)

Braves Bounce Cubs

ATLANTA (AP) – Brian McCann made the most of his Atlanta homecoming by hitting a two-run single in a four-run first inning, and the Braves took advantage of six Chicago errors to beat the Cubs 8-0. After being swept in their first series at Philadelphia, the Braves became the final major league team to win a game. Ender Inciarte and Ronald Acuña Jr. homered off Kyle Hendricks, who allowed seven runs, two earned, in his first start of the season.


Cardinals Rally Past Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Paul DeJong scored on a passed ball in the top of the 11th inning as the St. Louis Cardinals rallied past Pittsburgh 6-5 to spoil the Pirates’ home opener. The Cardinals came back twice against Pittsburgh’s erratic bullpen, tying it in the eighth and again in the ninth. DeJong singled off Steven Brault with two outs in the 11th, moved to third after a hit by pitch and a walk and then raced home when Nick Kingham’s fastball squirted past Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli.


Brewers Spoil Reds Opener

CINCINNATI (AP) – Christian Yelich failed to homer for the first time this season, ending his record-tying streak, but he doubled in the ninth and scored on Ryan Braun’s double as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds before the smallest crowd in Great American Ball Park history. Yelich had homered in each of Milwaukee’s first four games, tying the major league record.


Indians Walk Past White Soxs

CLEVELAND (AP) – Roberto Perez drew a bases-loaded walk on four pitches from Dylan Covey in the eighth inning as the Cleveland Indians rallied for a chilly 5-3 win in their home opener over the Chicago White Sox. With some help from the wild White Sox, the Indians did just enough to score four runs in the eighth. Cleveland starter Mike Clevinger allowed one hit in seven innings before the Indians bullpen allowed Chicago to take a 3-1 lead.

Yanks add 2 more to injured list…Kershaw to make rehab start Thursday…Calipari extended

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Yankees have added Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andujar  to their injured list, leaving half the team’s starting lineup on the sidelines just three games into the season. Stanton could miss much of this month after straining his left biceps fouling off a pitch in the third inning of Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Orioles. Andujar strained his right shoulder sliding headfirst into third base an inning later on a bases-loaded pickoff attempt.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will make a minor league rehab start in Oklahoma City on Thursday, the next step in his return from shoulder inflammation. Kershaw had been set to start the Dodgers’ big league opener last week for a franchise-record ninth consecutive season. Those plans were scuttled after the left-hander’s shoulder bothered him throughout spring training.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky has agreed to a long-term contract with basketball coach John Calipari that will allow him to finish his career with the Wildcats. The 60-year-old Calipari tweeted last month that his “plan and desire” was to retire at the school. He is 305-71 in 10 seasons with Kentucky, winning the 2012 NCAA championship in advancing to the Final Four on three other occasions.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina freshman Nassir Little is entering the NBA draft after averaging 9.8 points and 4.6 rebounds as the team’s top reserve this season. Little came on late with a team-best 39 points through the first two tournament wins but was limited to 13 minutes due to illness in Friday’s Sweet 16 loss to Auburn. Little is projected as a first-round pick, although it is unclear if he has signed with an agent.

UNDATED (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs have acquired edge rusher Emmanuel Ogbah from Cleveland for safety Eric Murray. The 25-year-old Ogbah defensive end was picked 32nd overall in the 2016 draft and registered 12 1/2 sacks while starting 40 games over the past three seasons. Murray became expendable when the Chiefs signed free agent safety Tyrann Mathieu.

National Scoreboard from Monday (4/1)



Final Tampa Bay 7 Colorado 1


Final Cleveland 5 Chi White Sox 3
Final N-Y Yankees 3 Detroit 1
Final Baltimore 6 Toronto 5
Final Houston 2 Texas 1
Final Oakland 7 Boston 0
Final Seattle 6 L-A Angels 3


Final St. Louis 6 Pittsburgh 5, 11 Innings
Final Milwaukee 4 Cincinnati 3
Final N-Y Mets 7 Miami 3
Final Atlanta 8 Chi Cubs 0
Final San Francisco 4 L-A Dodgers 2
Final Arizona 10 San Diego 3


Final Indiana 111 Detroit 102
Final Toronto 121 Orlando 109
Final Milwaukee 131 Brooklyn 121
Final Boston 110 Miami 105
Final N-Y Knicks 113 Chicago 105
Final Portland 132 Minnesota 122
Final Dallas 122 Philadelphia 102
Final Utah 111 Charlotte 102
Final Phoenix 122 Cleveland 113


Final Florida 5 Washington 3
Final Toronto 2 N-Y Islanders 1
Final New Jersey 4 N-Y Rangers 2
Final Tampa Bay 5 Ottawa 2
Final SO St. Louis 3 Colorado 2
Final OT Winnipeg 4 Chicago 3
Final Vegas 3 Edmonton 1
Final Calgary 7 L.A. Kings 2

Virginia Coach Soderberg A Local Final 4 Connection

The NCAA Men’s Final 4 will have one local connection in St. Paul, Minnesota this weekend. Virginia Cavilers assistant coach Brad Soderberg began his college coaching career as the head men’s basketball coach at Loras College from 1988 through 1993 where his teams went 79-and-45. He was named the National Catholic Basketball Tournament Coach of the Year in 1992 after leading Loras to a runner-up finish.

Soderberg arrived at Virginia after six seasons as head coach at Lindenwood University. He also served as an interim head coach for one season at Wisconsin before Bo Ryan took over in Madison. Following his five seasons at Loras, Soderberg went to South Dakota State and St. Louis.

Area Scoreboard from Sunday (3/31)



  • Clarke defeated Grand View twice both on scores of 2-1 and both games went 8 innings. The Pride (15-13)(12-5)
  • Loras lost twice at Buena Vista losing 4-2 then 5-4. The Duhawks (9-7(3-3).
  • UW Platteville swept UW Stout 7-6 and 4-1


Hawkeyes Sweep No. 23 Illinois

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Behind a dominant pitching performance by junior Grant Judkins and a two-RBI triple from junior Austin Martin, the University of Iowa baseball team won the series finale, 3-1, to sweep No. 23 Illinois at Duane Banks Field. Iowa’s bounce-back effort has the Hawkeyes on a four-game winning streak and moves the Hawkeyes to 15-10 overall and 3-3 in the Big Ten. It’s Iowa’s first series sweep over a ranked team since 2015. Cascade native Trace Hoffman worked a scoreless 8th inning of relief to help gain the win.


  • Clarke dropped two games at Grand View 8-0 and 20-3. Pride now (3-10)(1-7)
  • Dubuque lost twice at #11 Coe 5-2 and 5-4 (9). Spartans now (13-6)(0-2)


  • (women) Clarke 21, Midland 6

Fighting Saints Clinch Playoff Spot

With a three-goal second period, the Fighting Saints dominated the Central Illinois Flying Aces for large chunks of the game and clinched a spot in the Clark Cup Playoffs with a 6-4 victory on Sunday afternoon. The win for Dubuque was their 26th, matching their total from last season and they are now playoff bound for the ninth-straight season.

Dubuque will play three of their final four regular season games at home starting with the Friday at home against Cedar Rapids then Saturday night against Chicago.

Duke done, Auburn advances…Mavericks stun Thunder…Red Sox droop

UNDATED (AP) – High-powered Duke, loaded with one-and-done freshmen, is done. Cassius Winston led Michigan State to a 68-67 victory over top-seeded Blue Devils on Sunday. Winston scored 20 points with 10 assists to lead second-seeded Michigan State to the East Region final victory. And Auburn topped Kentucky 77-71 in overtime for its first Final Four trip.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Final Four is set and things look different headed into Minneapolis. Virginia is the only No. 1 seed to make it through to the final weekend of the season. Joining the Cavaliers are No. 2 seed Michigan State, No. 3 seed Texas Tech and No. 5 seed Auburn. The Cavaliers and surging Tigers meet in Saturday’s first national semifinal, followed by the Spartans and the defensive-minded Red Raiders.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Trey Burke had 25 points and eight assists, Dwight Powell scored the winning basket on a dunk with 21 seconds left and the Dallas Mavericks, playing without star rookie Luka Doncic stunned the Oklahoma City Thunder 106-103 on Sunday. Russell Westbrook had 25 points and his 30th triple-double of the season.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Buddy Hield  scored 26 points and the Sacramento Kings snapped an 11-game skid in San Antonio, holding on in the fourth quarter and beating the Spurs 113-106 Sunday night. But the Kings will miss the playoffs for the 13th straight season.

SEATTLE (AP) – Omar Narvaez hit a three-run homer off Rick Porcello in Seattle’s seven-run third inning, and the Mariners beat the Boston Red Sox 10-8 on Sunday. The Mariners scored 34 times while taking three of four from the defending World Series champions in their first series at home.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (3/31)

NCAA Elite Eight
Final Michigan St. 68 Duke 67

at Sprint Center
Final OT Auburn 77 Kentucky 71




Final Texas 11 Chi Cubs 10


Final Baltimore 7 N-Y Yankees 5
Final Detroit 4 Toronto 3, 11 Innings
Final Tampa Bay 3 Houston 1
Final Minnesota 9 Cleveland 3
Final Chi White Sox 6 Kansas City 3
Final Oakland 2 L-A Angels 1
Final Seattle 10 Boston 8


Final Pittsburgh 5 Cincinnati 0
Final Miami 3 Colorado 0
Final Washington 6 N-Y Mets 5
Final Milwaukee 5 St. Louis 4
Final San Diego 3 San Francisco 1
Final L-A Dodgers 8 Arizona 7
Final Philadelphia 5 Atlanta 1


Final OT Atlanta 136 Milwaukee 135
Final Dallas 106 Oklahoma City 103
Final L.A. Lakers 130 New Orleans 102
Final Sacramento 113 San Antonio 106
Final Washington 95 Denver 90
Final Golden State 137 Charlotte 90
Final L.A. Clippers 113 Memphis 96


Final N-Y Rangers 3 Philadelphia 0
Final Arizona 4 Minnesota 0
Final Pittsburgh 3 Carolina 1
Final Columbus 4 Buffalo 0
Final Detroit 6 Boston 3
Final Calgary 5 San Jose 3

The Mayor Has A New Job

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A person with knowledge of the negotiations has told The Associated Press that Nebraska has finalized a deal to hire Fred Hoiberg as its coach.

Hoiberg was fired in December by the Chicago Bulls. He takes over for Tim Miles, who was dismissed on Tuesday after seven seasons.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Saturday because the school has not announced the hiring.

The 46-year-old has ties to Nebraska. He was born in Lincoln and his grandfather, Jerry Bush, was the Cornhuskers’ coach from 1954-63.

Hoiberg went 115-155 from 2010-15 with the Bulls. Before that, he had a successful five-year run as Iowa State’s coach with an up-tempo, spread-the-floor offense. He went 115-56 and led the Cyclones to four straight NCAA Tournaments and two Big 12 Tournament titles.

Iowa Women Are Elite

Megan Gustafson had 27 points and 12 rebounds, and Iowa beat North Carolina State 79-61 in the Greensboro Regional semifinals. Hannah Stewart added 16 points and 10 rebounds. Gustafson averages a Division I-best 28 points while also ranking second in rebounding. She finished with her 33rd double-double to match the NCAA’s single-season record and made 10 of her 13 shots.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – Megan Gustafson had 27 points and 12 rebounds to lead Iowa past North Carolina State 79-61 on Saturday in the Greensboro Regional semifinals.

Hannah Stewart added 16 points and 10 rebounds. Gustafson, who averages a Division I-best 28 points while also ranking second in rebounding, finished with her 33rd double-double to match the NCAA’s single-season record. She made 10 of her 13 shots.

They helped the second-seeded Hawkeyes (29-6) earn their first Elite Eight appearance since 1993. Iowa will play either top-seeded Baylor or fourth-seeded South Carolina on Monday night with the winner advancing to the Final Four.

Iowa shot 54 percent and took command by hitting eight straight shots during a Gustafson-led 20-8 run that came after N.C. State pulled to within five midway through the third quarter. Alexis Sevillian bookended the burst with 3-pointers, with the second of those giving the Hawkeyes their largest lead to that point at 63-46 with 8 minutes left.

Freshman Elissa Cunane had 14 points and 11 rebounds, Kiara Leslie had 16 points and DD Rogers added 12 points for the third-seeded Wolfpack (28-6), who shot just 35 percent.


N.C. State: One of the best season – and most unlikely, after losing four players to season-ending injuries – in Wolfpack history came to an end at a familiar stage of the tournament. N.C. State reached the Sweet 16 for the 13th time in program history. But only once have the Wolfpack gone any further – in 1998, the year of the program’s lone Final Four appearance.

Iowa: Thanks to Gustafson, it’s among the Hawkeyes’ deeper marches through the bracket in recent years. This was Iowa’s first Sweet 16 since 2015 and just the third since the ’93 team rolled to the lone Final Four in program history under coach C. Vivian Stringer.


Iowa advances to face Baylor winner on Monday night in the regional final.

Local, Regional and National Sports Updates

UNDATED (AP) – The first No. 1 seed has fallen in the NCAA Tournament – and it’s North Carolina. Fifth-seeded Auburn upset the Tar Heels 97-80 in the Midwest Region semifinal behind a barrage of second-half 3-pointers. Also headed to the Elite 8 is Michigan State, which cruised by LSU 80-63. Overall No. 1 seed Duke held off Virginia Tech 75-73 in the East Region. Number 2 seed Kentucky is advancing to the Elite Eight after beating Houston 62-58 in the Midwest. The Wildcats will take on Auburn on Sunday.

BOSTON (AP) – Kyrie Irving hit a driving layup with 0.5 seconds left and the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 114-112. With the victory Boston moved into fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings. Both teams have 45-31 records, but the Celtics lead the regular-season series 2-1. Irving finished with 30 points and five assists. Bojan Bogdanovic led the Pacers with 27 points.

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Manny Machado got his first two hits with San Diego and Ian Kinsler homered for the Padres, who beat the San Francisco Giants 4-1. The Padres came within three outs of their second straight shutout before Evan Longoria homered leading off the ninth against Phil Maton.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Brewers reliever Corey Knebel says he will have Tommy John surgery and miss the season, a major setback for the NL Central champions. Knebel revealed his decision Friday before Milwaukee played St. Louis. The 27-year-old right-hander had been pitching with a damaged ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow since 2014, when he was pitching for the Texas Rangers.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Tiger Woods sent fans into a frenzy with a sublime stretch of golf that left them wanting more at the Dell Technologies Match Play. And that’s what they’ll get. Woods advanced to the weekend and next faces Rory McIlroy It will be their first match-play faceoff. Tiger says “It should be fun.”

WASHINGTON (AP) – Williamson scored 23 points, RJ Barrett had 18 and a career-high 11 assists, and Tre Jones added 22 points and eight assists, helping No. 1 overall seed Duke avoid an NCAA Tournament upset and edge No. 4-seeded Virginia Tech 75-73. Duke will face Michigan State in the Elite Eight.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Top-seeded Virginia features a stingy defense that just held Oregon to 49 points. High scoring has carried No. 3 seed Purdue, which scored 99 points to beat Tennessee in overtime and earn its first Elite Eight appearance since 2000. Both schools expect their respective strengths to be tested in an intriguing South Region final with a Final Four berth at stake.

UNDATED (AP) – Tyler Herro and No. 2 seed Kentucky are advancing to the Elite Eight. Herro poured in 19 points, including the go-ahead 3 with 25.8 seconds left and two clinching free throws to help the Wildcats beat third-seeded Houston 62-58 in the Midwest Region. That capped a tense night in the Sweet 16 that included No. 1 seed North Carolina losing and top overall tournament seed Duke surviving a close game with Virginia Tech.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Paul Goldschmidt hit three home runs and then was intentionally walked in the ninth inning with a chance to tie the major league record, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-5. Brewers manager Craig Counsell signaled for the free pass with one out and a runner on second. Cardinals fans behind the visiting dugout cheered as Goldschmidt approached the plate and booed loudly when Counsell made the move.

The Dubuque Fighting Saints battled within one goal early in the third period but ultimately fell to the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 6-3 on Friday night. Dubuque has a chance to clinch tonight with a win and a loss of any kind from Central Illinois. If not tonight, the two square off tomorrow at Mystique Community Ice Center.

Major League Baseball

Cleveland (Bauer 0-0) at Minnesota (Odorizzi 0-0), 2:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Lopez 0-0) at Kansas City (Junis 0-0), 2:15 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Darvish 0-0) at Texas (Volquez 0-0), 8:05 p.m.

Wisconsin High School Baseball Scores

Mineral Point 12, Boscobel 5

Mount Horeb 10, Platteville 0

Wisconsin High School Softball

Prairie du Chien 17, North Crawford 1

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (3/28)




  • Pearl City 11, Galena 1
  • West Carroll 12, East Dubuque 7


  • Prairie du Chien 15, Fennimore 2
  • Mineral Point 3, Shullsburg/Benton 0
  • Seneca 16, Potosi/Cassville 10
  • River Ridge 4, Wauzeka-Steuben 1



  • Cuba City 6, Fennimore 1
  • Iowa Grant 8, Darlington 5
  • Riverdale 18, Boscobel 0
  • Belmont 8, Lancaster 0
  • Seneca 16, Potosi 12


  • (Boys)The Western Dubuque boys team totaled 180 points in capturing the Pleasant Valley Spartan Invitational, Hempstead was 3rd and Senior 6th. Two area athletes set meet records: Hempstead’s David Holesinger time of 9:33.25 in the 3,200 and Western Dubuque’s Grant Kelchen’s leap of 6 feet, 6 inches in the high jump.
  • (Girls) Hempstead finished 5th at the 11 team North Scott Lancer Relays, the Mustangs totaled 65 points.


  • North Scott 1, Western Dubuque 0




  • Clarke split at Peru State losing 6-5 then winning 8-3.


  • Augustana 3, Loras 2

Regional MLB Recaps from Thursday (3/28)

Cubs Trounce Rangers in Opener

– Javier Baez homered twice, Jon Lester pitched six solid innings and the Chicago Cubs opened the season with a 12-4 win at Texas. The loss spoiled the debut of new Rangers manager Chris Woodward. Kris Bryant added a two-run homer for the Cubs.


Brewers Rob Cardinals

-Milwaukee center fielder Lorenzo Cain soared above the wall to rob Jose Martinez of a tying home run for the final out, lifting Christian Yelich and the Brewers over the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 in an opener.


White Soxs Fall in KC

– Brad Keller pitched two-hit ball over seven shutout innings, Adalberto Mondesi tripled twice and the Kansas Royals held off the Chicago White Sox 5-3 after the start of their season opener was delayed nearly two hours by rain. Eloy Jimenez went 0 for 3 with an RBI in his major league debut for Chicago after signing a $43 million, six-year contract.


Twins Berrios Blanks Tribe

-Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run double in the seventh inning of his debut with Minnesota, helping Jose Berrios outduel Corey Kluber in a 2-0 victory for the Twins over the Cleveland Indians to start the season in manager Rocco Baldelli’s first game. Berrios set a Twins opening day record with 10 strikeouts

NCAA advancers…Opening day homer record…Canucks still hopeful

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Texas Tech is in a regional final for the second straight year after defeating Michigan 63-44 in the second West Region semifinal in Anaheim, California. The Red Raiders knocked out last year’s national runner-up. In other action, Purdue outlasted Tennessee 99-94 in overtime. Gonzaga rolled past Florida State 72-58. Top-seeded Virginia topped Oregon. Virginia closed out the night with a 53-49 victory over No. 12 Oregon.

TORONTO (AP) – Jordan Zimmermann flirted with opening day history on Thursday by taking a perfect game into the seventh inning against the Detroit Tigers. Christian Stewart hit a two-run homer in the 10th and the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0. Hall of Famer Bob Feller threw the only no-hitter on opening day, for Cleveland in 1940.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Reigning homer run champion Khris Davis went deep for the second time this season, Marcus Semien added a solo shot and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-0 on for their first win after a pair of losses to Seattle last week in Japan. Mike Trout singled and walked going 1 for 3 in his first game since signing a $426.5 million, 12-year contract.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Joc Pederson and Enrique Hernandez each hit two of the Dodgers’ eight home runs in a 12-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The eight homers set a major league record for opening day and tied the franchise record for any game. Adam Jones and Christian Walker went deep for the Diamondbacks.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Tiger Woods lost his match but still has a chance in the Dell Technologies Match Play. Woods, who lost on the 17th hole to Brandt Snedeker, can still advance if he wins his match and Snedeker loses or halves his match. A group that includes defending champion Bubba Watson and Phil Mickelson were mathematically eliminated Thursday.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (3/29)

NCAA Sweet 16

Final Gonzaga 72 Florida St. 58
Final Texas Tech 63 Michigan 44

Final OT Purdue 99 Tennessee 94
Final Virginia 53 Oregon 49




Final Chi Cubs 12 Texas 4


Final N-Y Yankees 7 Baltimore 2
Final Detroit 2 Toronto 0, 10 Innings
Final Houston 5 Tampa Bay 1
Final Oakland 4 L-A Angels 0
Final Minnesota 2 Cleveland 0
Final Kansas City 5 Chi White Sox 3
Final Seattle 12 Boston 4


Final N-Y Mets 2 Washington 0
Final Milwaukee 5 St. Louis 4
Final Philadelphia 10 Atlanta 4
Final L-A Dodgers 12 Arizona 5
Final Colorado 6 Miami 3
Final Cincinnati 5 Pittsburgh 3
Final San Diego 2 San Francisco 0


Final Detroit 115 Orlando 98
Final Philadelphia 123 Brooklyn 110
Final Toronto 117 N-Y Knicks 92
Final Miami 105 Dallas 99
Final Milwaukee 128 L.A. Clippers 118
Final Houston 112 Denver 85
Final New Orleans 121 Sacramento 118
Final San Antonio 116 Cleveland 110


Final Washington 3 Carolina 2
Final Columbus 6 Montreal 2
Final OT Detroit 5 Buffalo 4
Final Florida 5 Ottawa 2
Final N-Y Islanders 5 Winnipeg 4
Final SO Dallas 3 Edmonton 2
Final SO Vancouver 3 L.A. Kings 2
Final Chicago 5 San Jose 4

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (3/27)



  • The Galena/East Dubuque/River Ridge girls team came home with the title from the six team Dittmar Classic at Milledgeville tallying 198 points, 2nd place was Milledgeville with 120.



  • (men) Dubuque 9, Concordia-Chicago 6
  • (men) St. Ambrose 22, Clarke 8
  • (women) Cornell 16, Dubuque 3
  • (women) Clarke 19, St. Ambrose 16

Eastern Iowa All Star High School Basketball Game

The Eastern Iowa All Star Games were played at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids. In the boy’s game, the South defeated the North 101-100. Senior High’s Noah Carter tallied 19 points for the North. The South was led by Patrick McCaffery of Iowa City West with a game high 31 points in earning the game MVP award.

In the girls contest the South also claimed bragging rights with an 86-74 victory.  Giana Michels of Bellevue reached double figures for the North with 10 points. The game MVP was Amanda Smith of Tipton from the South who finished with 22 points.

UW P Soccer Coach Ryan Drops Interim Tag

The University of Wisconsin Platteville has named Emily Ryan as head women’s soccer coach. Ryan has served as the interim head coach since the 2017 season.
This past season, her coaching efforts helped lead the Pioneers to the first WIAC tournament appearance since 2013 when she was a senior on the team.

Southwestern Hires a New Football Coach

Southwestern High School has hired a new head varsity football coach. Peter Murphy will become the next head coach pending official approval by the Southwestern School board at their next meeting in April.

Murphy who most recently has been an assistant football coach at Cuba City High School would replace Solomon Taylor who left from the position after 3 seasons.

Woods back in match play…It’s opening day…Ex college player sentenced

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Tiger Woods’ long-awaited return to Texas and Match Play was a winner, even it if wasn’t pretty. Woods opened the Dell Technologies Match Play with a 3-and-1 victory over Aaron Wise on Wednesday that Woods conceded wasn’t much to look at. Of the seven holes Woods won, none were played under par. Next up is as many as six more rounds walking the hills, valleys and wind-swept riverfront holes at Austin Country Club, if Woods – with his four back surgeries and four knee surgeries behind him – hopes to win his first Match Play title since 2008.

UNDATED (AP) – Major League Baseball has seen a shift in recent years, with advanced analytics and bold strategies now ruling the game. But with all 30 teams set to play Thursday on opening day across North America, there’s an easy way to tell the sport has entered a new era. Look at the rosters and there’s not a single active player left from the 20th century. With Adrian Beltre’s retirement and Bartolo Colon’s absence, everyone who played in the 1900s is now gone. The other things diminishing noticeably are complete games and shutouts.

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) – A former Utah State University football player convicted of sexually assaulting six women was sentenced Wednesday to 26 years to life in prison during a hearing in which the judge called his actions “horrendous” and told his victims he believed them. Six women accused 25-year-old Torrey Green of sexually assaulting them while on dates between 2013 and 2015.

CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen will miss the rest of the season after experiencing a rapid heart rate and fatigue. The Bulls say tests to determine the cause of the problem have come back normal. He will continue to be evaluated over the next 10 to 14 days for precautionary reasons. Markkanen did not play Wednesday night in the Bulls’ loss to Portland. The teams announced afterward he will miss the remaining six games.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Twins have placed three relievers on the 10-day injured list: right-handers Matt Magill (shoulder) and Addison Reed (thumb) and left-hander Gabriel Moya (shoulder). The moves Wednesday meant 30-year-old right-hander Ryne Harper was on the opening day roster. Harper, who was in camp as a non-roster invitee, has yet to pitch in the majors after nine seasons in the minors.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (3/27)


Final Oklahoma City 107 Indiana 99
Final Golden State 118 Memphis 103
Final Portland 118 Chicago 98
Final Washington 124 Phoenix 121
Final Utah 115 L.A. Lakers 100


Final SO Philadelphia 5 Toronto 4
Final Boston 6 N-Y Rangers 3
Final Dallas 2 Calgary 1
Final Colorado 4 Vegas 3

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (3/26)



  • Galena 3, Pearl City 2
  • Seneca 5, River Ridge 1


  • Pearl City 14, Galena 0
  • Southwestern 20, Potosi 10
  • Cuba City 3, Benton-Shullsburg 0
  • Wazeka-Steuben 10, Boscobel 9
  • Belmont 10, Platteville 3


  • The Galena/East Dubuque/River Ridge girls track team coasted to their meet victory yesterday evening totaling 118 points, Le-Win/Pearl City 2nd with 37, Stockton/Warren 3rd with 19.




  • In their home opener, the University of Dubuque swept a doubleheader from Knox College 8-0 and 4-2. UD now 8-4-1.
  • Clarke 6, William Penn 4


  • Iowa 4, Bradley 2 (former Cascade prep Trace Hoffman worked 1 1/3 innings in relief, giving up one hit, one run, and striking out two.


  • Loras swept Grinnell on scores of 10-0 and 9-6.
  • UW Platteville dropped both games to Cornell 4-1 and 2-1


  • Mount Mercy 3, Clarke 2


  • Dubuque 7, Monmouth 6 (4 OT)

Iowa State signs basketball coach Prohm through 2025

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State and coach Steve Prohm have agreed to a three-year contract extension through the 2024-25 season.

The Cyclones announced the deal on Tuesday, ending speculation that Prohm might leave to take over at Alabama, his alma mater. The Crimson Tide and Avery Johnson recently agreed to part ways after four seasons.

Prohm has taken Iowa State to three NCAA Tournaments in four seasons since taking over for Fred Hoiberg. The Cyclones finished 23-12 this season, winning the Big 12 tournament for the second time under Prohm before being knocked out of the NCAAs by Ohio State on Friday.

In other Cyclone news:

Cam Lard’s career at Iowa State has come to an end after two up-and-down seasons with the Cyclones.

Iowa State announced on Tuesday that Lard, who recently finished his sophomore season, will leave the program to pursue other basketball opportunities.

Lard flourished after a redshirt season, averaging 12.6 points and 8.1 rebounds in 2017-18. But some off-court issues led the Cyclones to send Lard to a treatment facility in the offseason. Lard was suspended for seven games to start this season and junior transfer Michael Jacobson earned Lard’s starting spot.

The 6-foot-9 Louisiana native averaged 5.6 points and 2.8 rebounds off the bench in 2018-19.

Tourney gets ratings…Kraft wants jury trial…NFL keeps onside kick, wants better helmets

NEW YORK (AP) – The NCAA basketball tournament is a ratings winner so far. Based on ratings from the nation’s largest media markets, the Nielsen company says CBS and the Turner Networks had the second best performance over the last 29 years for the first four games of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The only year to do better in that period was 2015. Nielsen did not have exact viewership numbers.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft doesn’t want to leave his fate up to a judge when he’s tried for misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution. Kraft says he wants a jury trial. Kraft’s attorneys filed a court notice Tuesday also waiving his arraignment, which had been scheduled for Thursday. His lawyers also reiterated his not guilty plea, which he made last month.

PHOENIX (AP) – NFL owners have voted down a proposal to replace the onside kick with one play from scrimmage, and will continue to consider a suggestion to require each team to have one possession in overtime regardless of what happened on the first series of the extra period. Team owners are also tweaking pass interference. Whether flagged or not, pass interference can be challenged by coaches and reviewed by officials next season. The NFL has also awarded nearly a quarter-million dollars to two companies seeking to enhance protection provided by helmets.

NEW YORK (AP) – Despite some hefty paydays for big stars, Major League Baseball’s average salary is on track to drop on opening day for an unprecedented second straight season. According to projections by The Associated Press, even with huge new contracts for Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and Nolan Arenado, the 872 players on rosters and injured lists averaged $4.36 million, down from $4.41 million at the start of last season and $4.45 million on opening day in 2017. Back-to-back drops follow consecutive slow free-agent markets.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – NASCAR is shuffling the deck for 2020, releasing a schedule that makes the first significant changes to the race lineup in years in an effort to meet the wants of fans to the best of its current ability. Indianapolis Motor Speedway got July 5th to give the iconic track back-to-back summer holiday weekends. Daytona gave up its traditional and often rain-wrecked July 4th weekend for the final race of the regular season. Pocono Raceway will run both its 400-mile races on back-to-back June afternoons, Martinsville Speedway got a Mother’s Day race under the lights and also a slot in the playoffs.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (3/26)


Final Boston 116 Cleveland 106
Final OT Charlotte 125 San Antonio 116
Final Toronto 112 Chicago 103
Final Orlando 104 Miami 99
Final Milwaukee 108 Houston 94
Final Atlanta 130 New Orleans 120
Final L.A. Clippers 122 Minnesota 111
Final Sacramento 125 Dallas 121
Final Denver 95 Detroit 92
Final L.A. Lakers 124 Washington 106


Final Columbus 4 N-Y Islanders 0
Final Washington 4 Carolina 1
Final Ottawa 4 Buffalo 0
Final Montreal 6 Florida 1
Final Edmonton 8 L.A. Kings 4
Final Arizona 1 Chicago 0
Final Anaheim 5 Vancouver 4

Fighting Saints Represented Well in the NCAA Tournament

The Dubuque Fighting Saints will see 24 alumni enter the NCAA Hockey Tournament that begins this weekend.

The alumni, comprised of 22 former players and two former coaches, are represented on 13 of the 16 tournament teams. The Fighting Saints have former players on all four teams in the West and Northeast regionals, on three of the East regional teams and two of the Midwest regional squads.

The NCAA tournament begins this Friday, March 29th and is scheduled to conclude on April 13th at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York.

For the complete breakdown of former players by team:  https://www.dubuquefightingsaints.com/news_article/show/1007132

Area Scoreboard from Monday (3/25)


  • Loras defeated Nebraska Wesleyan twice 7-2 and 8-2. Loras is now 8-5, 2-1 American Rivers.

Eastern Iowa All Star Basketball Games Tomorrow Night

A few area senior class basketball players will be wearing their high school uniform one final time during the Eastern Iowa All Star Game tomorrow night at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids. The girl’s game will tip off at 6:00 pm followed by the boy’s game around 7:15.

Area girls playing for the North squad include: Ali Udelhofen of Senior, Giana Michels of Bellevue, and Bre Bennis of Maquoketa.

Senior High’s Noah Carter will play for the North team in the boy’s game. Jake Hillmer of North Linn, who was selected as co- Mr. Basketball will also be on the North squad. The other co- Mr. Basketball D.J. Carton of Bettendorf and future Hawkeye Patrick Mc Caffery of Iowa City West be on the South squad.

No. 11 Missouri State women stun Iowa State 69-60…Hawkeyes to Face Wolfpack

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Alexa Willard scored 17 points to help 11th-seeded Missouri State stun third-seeded Iowa State 69-60 on Monday, becoming the only double-digit seed to reach this year’s Sweet 16. Iowa State (26-9) played much of the fourth quarter within a possession of the lead, only to let Missouri State answer time and time again. The Cyclones fell a game shy of matching the school record for wins in a season.

  • The Iowa Hawkeye women’s team will meet North Carolina State in their Sweet 16 match-up. The Wolfpack defeated Kentucky last night to move into the Greensboro Regional semifinal match up against the 2nd seed Hawkeyes on Saturday.

Nurkic injured … Detroit beats San Jose … Breaking with tradition

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -Jusuf Nurkic had 32 points and 16 rebounds before suffering a gruesome left leg injury in the second overtime, and the Portland Trail Blazers outlasted the Brooklyn Nets 148-144. Nurkic was hurt when he left bent awkwardly as he battled for an offensive rebound.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -Dylan Larkin scored in the first minute, Jonathan Bernier had 38 saves and the Detroit Red Wings beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 Monday night. The Red Wings have won four of their last five games after going 1-9-3 over their previous 13. The Sharks lost their season-high sixth (0-5-1) straight game. It’s their longest skid since going 0-6-0 in March 2017.

PHOENIX (AP) – The NFL is breaking with tradition for the start of its 100th season. The league opener will feature the Packers vs. the Bears at Soldier Field. Usually, the Super Bowl champion is the home team for the prime-time opener, but the league wants to salute historic rivalries in 2019. None fits better than Chicago-Green Bay. The teams have met 200 times since 1921.

BOSTON (AP) – Arraignments were held in federal court in Boston Monday for a dozen sports coaches, test administrators and others caught up in a nationwide college admissions scam. All pleaded not guilty to participating. The defendants arrested in the Operation Varsity Blues investigation include former Georgetown tennis coach Gordon Ernst, former UCLA men’s soccer coach Jorge Salcedo and Wake Forest women’s volleyball coach Bill Ferguson. The coaches are charged with accepting bribes in exchange for helping students get into school by pretending they were athletic recruits.

National Scoreboard from Monday (3/25)


Final Orlando 119 Philadelphia 98
Final Memphis 115 Oklahoma City 103
Final Utah 125 Phoenix 92
Final 2OT Portland 148 Brooklyn 144


Final Pittsburgh 5 N-Y Rangers 2
Final New Jersey 3 Buffalo 1
Final Toronto 7 Florida 5
Final Tampa Bay 5 Boston 4
Final Dallas 5 Winnipeg 2
Final Nashville 1 Minnesota 0
Final St. Louis 3 Vegas 1
Final L.A. Kings 3 Calgary 0
Final Detroit 3 San Jose 2

UPDATE: Radio Dubuque Bracket Buster Challenge

Individual Station Standings with 50 points or more out of a possible 64 after the first and second round.


Wayne Brown 56
lisa tyler 55
Bob Wise 53
Hillary Atkinson 53
Gerry Miller 53
Chris Selchert 52
Larry Fleege 52
joe lent 52
Tammy Morgan 51
Dianne Simon 51
Jeanne Schonhoff 51
Jon Dienst 51
Doug Wareham 51
Terry Ruffridridge 51
Pat Kunnert 51
Jeff Breen 50
don till 50
Jack Loeffelholz 50
Eldon Hefel 50



Alicia Lanser 53
Lexi Hurt-Schmitt 53
Patty Powers 53
Neil Lange 52
Bill Kahler 51
Corey siegert 51
Carol Hughey 51
Brian schwoob 50
mike lakeman 50
Rich Rink 50
Sara Martensen 50
mary gau 50



Chris Jenkins 56
Russ Trenkamp 55
Dennis Pfohl 55
Jordan morales 55
Tim Gosche 52
Emily Gosche 52
Jamie Harris 52
tim kehde 51
Dana Schroeder 51
Casey Nemmers 51
Josh Kiley 51
Jody Jones 51
Alex Ertmer 50
Terry Willenborg 50
Russ Medinger 50



Kim Rink 52
Deanne Roussel 52

Area Scoreboard from Sunday (3/25)




  • Wartburg 9, Dubuque 6
  • Clarke-William Penn (ppd)


  • Indiana 7, Iowa 1


  • Dubuque had two wins at the Augustana Invitational: Dubuque 7, Illinois College 6 and Dubuque 4, Augustana 1


  • (men) Marian 11, Dubuque 8

Furious Hawkeye Rally Comes Up Short

COLUMBUS, Ohio — It was almost a come-from-behind victory for the ages.

The 10th-seeded University of Iowa men’s basketball team erased a 25-point first half deficit to force overtime, but second-seeded Tennessee outscored the Hawkeyes, 12-6, in the extra frame to post an 83-77 NCAA Tournament victory to advance to the Sweet 16.

All five Hawkeye starters reached double figures with junior Jordan Bohannon leading the way with 18 points. Isaiah Moss scored 16. Iowa finished this season with 23 victories, its second highest total in 13 seasons and most victories under Fran McCaffery for an NCAA Tournament team.

Gustafson, Iowa blow past Missouri 68-52

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Megan Gustafson scored 24 points with 19 rebounds, Makenzie Meyer added 18 points and second-seeded Iowa blew past Missouri 68-52 on Sunday to advance to its second Sweet 16 in five years.

Kathleen Doyle scored 15 points for the Hawkeyes (28-6), who put away the Tigers with a blistering 23-4 run in the second half. They’ll face either Kentucky or North Carolina State, who play each other today in the semifinals of the Greensboro Regional next week.

Top seeds advance…Oregon stays hot…Gronk retires…Keselowski tames Martinsville…Casey wins

UNDATED (AP) – No. 1 seeds Duke, Virginia and North Carolina have played themselves into the Sweet 16 in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Zion Williamson had 32 points and RJ Barrett scored on a putback to put the Blue Devils ahead in a 77-76 triumph over UCF. Mamadi Diakite scored 14 points in the Cavaliers’ 63-51 victory over Oklahoma, and Luke Maye delivered 20 points and 14 rebounds in the Tar Heels’ 81-59 romp over Washington.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Oregon is the lone double-digit seed remaining in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament following its 73-54 thumping of UC Irvine. Payton Pritchard dropped in 18 points and Louis King added 16 as Oregon won its 10th in a row following a 15-12 start. The 12th-seeded Ducks used a 15-3 run in the second half to take control and end the Anteaters’ 17-game winning streak.

BOSTON (AP) – New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has announced his retirement after nine NFL seasons, saying on Instagram that it was the biggest decision of his life. Gronkowski thanked team owner Robert Kraft and coach Bill Belichick for the opportunity to play in the league. Gronkowski had 521 career receptions for 7,861 yards and 79 touchdowns in 115 games while winning three Super Bowl rings.

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) – Brad Keselowski routed the field at Martinsville Speedway to give Team Penske its third Cup victory through the first six races of the NASCAR season. Keselowski led 446 of the 500 laps around the shortest track on the NASCAR schedule, giving the new Ford Mustang its third win of the season. Chase Elliott was the only driver to pass Keselowski, holding the lead for 49 laps before finishing second.

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) – Paul Casey has become the first back-to-back winner in the 19-year history of the Valspar Championship. Casey closed with a 1-over 72 for an 8 under total, one shot ahead of Jason Kokrak and Louis Oosthuizen . Kokrak and Oosthuizen each had a share of the lead on the back nine.