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Golf-US Open – Woodland Captures First Major Title

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Gary Woodland has captured his first major golf championship by holding off the two-time defending U.S. Open champion.
Woodland closed with a 30-foot putt for birdie to finish three strokes ahead of Brooks Koepka in the Open at Pebble Beach. The Kansas native shot a 2-under 69 on Sunday for a 13 under total.
Koepka was within one shot of the lead with five holes remaining before closing with pars the rest of the way. Woodland’s bogey on the par-3 12th allowed Koepka to close the gap, but he birdied the par-5 14th to regain a two-stroke edge.
Woodland is the fifth player to break 70 in all four rounds of the U.S. Open. He also beat by one shot the score Tiger Woods posted during his 15-shot victory at Pebble in the 2000 U.S. Open. Koepka fell short in his quest to become the first player since Willie Anderson in 1905 to win three straight U.S. Opens. Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm, Chez Reavie and Justin Rose finished in a four-way tie for third and 7 under.

MLB Monday Schedule

INTERLEAGUE

Houston at Cincinnati 6:10 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Tampa Bay at N-Y Yankees 6:05 p.m.
L-A Angels at Toronto 6:07 p.m.
Cleveland at Texas 7:05 p.m.
Boston at Minnesota 7:10 p.m.
Baltimore at Oakland 9:07 p.m.
Kansas City at Seattle 9:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Philadelphia at Washington 6:05 p.m.
N-Y Mets at Atlanta 6:20 p.m.
Miami at St. Louis 7:15 p.m.
San Francisco at L-A Dodgers 9:10 p.m.
Milwaukee at San Diego 9:10 p.m.

New arrival…Braves try to extend lead…Red Sox on a streak

NEW YORK (AP) – New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone expects Edwin Encarnacion to be available tonight when the Yankees open a three-game series at home against the Tampa Bay Rays. The AL East leaders acquired Encarnacion for a minor league pitcher in a late-night trade Saturday with Seattle. Boone plans to use the AL home run leader as his team’s primary designated hitter.

ATLANTA (AP) – The Braves have won 9 of 10, including 2 of 3 against Philadelphia over the weekend, and they will try to stretch their 2 1/2-game NL East lead in a series against the Mets. Atlanta drubbed the Phillies 15-1 Sunday. Breakout ace Mike Soroka is set to pitch against New York’s Zack Wheeler.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong has homered in three of his past four games, a roll he’ll ride into a four-game home series against the Marlins. DeJong picked on the Mets all weekend, capping his outburst with a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning Sunday.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Cleveland right-hander Mike Clevinger is set to return from the injured list to start against Texas. Clevinger strained a muscle in his upper back April 7 during his second start of the season, interrupting a sensational beginning to his year that included 22 strikeouts and two hits over 12 shutout innings. He’ll oppose right-hander Lance Lynn in Arlington.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Boston Red Sox carry a five-game winning streak to Minnesota, where they open a three-game series tonight against the Twins, the team with baseball’s best record. Rick Porcello is on the mound for Boston against Jose Berrios, who has allowed one earned run in three of his past four starts.

National Scorecard

Baseball:

INTERLEAGUE

Texas      4    Cincinnati      3

AMERICAN  LEAGUE

L-A  Angels        5    Tampa  Bay              3

Boston                7    Baltimore              2

Houston              7    Toronto                  2

Cleveland          4    Detroit                  2

N-Y  Yankees      8    Chi  White  Sox      4

Minnesota          5    Kansas  City          4

Oakland            11    Seattle                  2

NATIONAL  LEAGUE

San  Francisco      8    Milwaukee          7

Arizona                10    Washington        3

Miami                      4    Pittsburgh        3

N-Y  Mets                8    St.  Louis          7

Philadelphia        6    Atlanta              5

Colorado              14    San  Diego          8

Chi  Cubs                2    L-A  Dodgers      1

Basketball

WOMEN’S  NATIONAL  BASKETBALL  ASSOCIATION  PLAYOFFS

Chicago              70    Indiana              64

Dallas                71    Atlanta              61

N-Y  Liberty      98    L.A.  Sparks      92

 

Local Highschool Softball Score

Independence 4, Wahlert Catholic 2

Mineral Point Falls in Baseball State Title Game

In the battle for a state championship in Division 4 at the Wisconsin State High School Baseball Tournament in Grand Chute yesterday, (27-0) Mineral Point met (29-0) Webster with a perfect season also on the line.  Webster, last year’s Division 3 champs, claimed their 2nd straight championship winning 11-1.

The Pointers jumped out to the lead first scoring with their lone run in bottom of the first only to see Webster answer with 5 runs in the top of the second adding on 2 more in the fourth, and then finished their scoring with 4 more in the 7th.  Webster pitcher Oregon State commit Jack Washburn handcuffed the Pointer bats allowing just 2 hits, while Webster connected for 12 hits off Pointer pitching.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (6/12)

High School Baseball

  • Hempstead sweeps Cedar Rapids Washington 3-2 and 12-2.
  • #5 2A Dyersville Beckman wins twice over South Tama 12-8 and 12-0
  • Bellevue lost to #1 2A Wilton 2-0
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic split with East Buchanan losing the first 4-2 then winning 3-2.
  • #8 2A New Hampton 14, Clayton Ridge/Central 0 (5)
  • Tipton 4, #7 2A Cascade 3
  • Maquoketa lost twice to Williamsburg 2-1 and 7-4.

High School Softball

  • #10 5A Hempstead won  twice at #13 Cedar Rapids Jefferson 9-4 and 5-0.
  • Wahlert lost both games to #4 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 4-2 and 4-1.
  • Senior swept Cedar Rapids Washington 15-2 and 17-4.
  • Western Dubuque dropped both to #14 Cedar Rapids Prairie 3-2 and 5-0.
  • Wilton 12, Bellevue 2
  • #12 2A Dyersville Beckman took two from Vinton-Shellsburg 16-6 and 7-4.
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic beat East Buchanan twice 10-3 and 5-2.

Regional MLB Recaps from Thursday (6/13)

Dodgers Sink Cubs

– Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy and David Freese belted two-run homers to back Clayton Kershaw as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs, 7-3. Bellinger also belted a solo shot in the seventh to help the NL West leaders drop the Cubs one game behind Milwaukee in the NL Central. Kershaw worked six innings but spotted Chicago a 3-0 lead after Kyle Schwarber and Kris Bryant hit leadoff homers.

 

Cards and Mets Suspended by Rain

– The Mets and Cardinals were tied 4-4 after 8  1/2 innings before the game was suspended because of rain. Michael Conforto hit a two-run homer to help New York take a 4-2 lead into the ninth, but St. Louis tied it on RBI hits by Kolten Wong and Harrison Bader off closer Edwin Diaz with two out. Play will resume Friday evening before the Mets and Redbirds play their scheduled game.

 

White Sox Trim Yanks

– The White Sox pulled out a 5-4 win over the Yankees on Leury Garcia’s tiebreaking, solo homer in the bottom of the seventh. Tim Anderson also connected and four relievers combined for 3 1/3 innings of three-hit ball in Chicago’s fourth win in five games. Garcia and Anderson combined for four hits and five RBIs while hitting at the top of the order.

 

Twins Crush M’s

– Nelson Cruz provided a solo homer and a two-run single as the Minnesota Twins doubled up the Seattle Mariners, 10-5. C.J. Cron hit his 15th homer for the Twins, who lead the majors with 132. Max Kepler drove in a pair for the Twins, who lead the AL Central by 11 games over Cleveland.

 Wings re-sign AP Player of the Year Megan Gustafson

NEW YORK (AP) – Former Iowa Hawkeye Megan Gustafson has a job again with the Dallas Wings. The Wings announced they have re-signed  Gustafson. She was drafted 17th by the Wings, but was one of the final cuts from the roster before the season started.  With injuries depleting Dallas’ roster, the Wings were able to sign the former Iowa star.  She landed in Dallas yesterday and was in uniform for the game against Indiana.

Raptors take title…Trying to catch a Rose…Seager sidelined…Big Papi update

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Toronto Raptors have captured the first NBA championship in the team’s 24-season history while denying the Golden State Warriors a third consecutive title. Series MVP Kawhi  Leonard capped his 22-point performance by draining three free throws in the final second to clinch the Raptors’ 114-110 victory over the Warriors in Game 6 at Oakland. Klay Thompson was high man for Golden State with 30 points before leaving the game for good in the third quarter with a knee injury.

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Justin Rose carries a one-stroke lead into the second round of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach today. Rose capped his opening round with three straight birdies for a 6-under 65 that moved him one ahead of Rickie Fowler, Xander Schauffele , Aaron Wise and Louis Oosthuizen. Two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka  is tied for 16th following a 2-under 69, Tiger Woods is at minus-1 and Jordan Spieth  and Phil Mickelson opened with 72s.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers have put shortstop Corey Seager on the injured list with a strained left hamstring. Seager was injured during the ninth inning of Tuesday’s loss to the Los Angeles Angels. The 25-year-old Seager is batting .278 with 21 doubles, eight homers and 38 RBIs for the NL West leaders this year.

BOSTON (AP) – The wife of former Red Sox star David Ortiz says he remains in guarded condition at a Boston hospital and “continues to heal and make progress.” Six people have been detained in connection with Sunday’s shooting of Ortiz in the Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, U.S. prosecutors say one suspect in the shooting is believed to be wanted in Pennsylvania for attempted homicide, while the father of another suspect said his son belongs to a notorious Dominican gang of drug-dealing hitmen.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari has signed a 10-year, $86 million contract extension through 2029. The package includes an option in the sixth year to step down and become a special assistant to the athletic director or university representative. The Hall of Fame coach is 305-71 at Kentucky and won the 2012 NCAA championship among four Final Four appearances.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (6/13)

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Minnesota 10 Seattle 5
Final Toronto 12 Baltimore 3
Final L-A Angels 5 Tampa Bay 3
Final Boston 7 Texas 6
Final Kansas City 7 Detroit 3
Final Chi White Sox 5 N-Y Yankees 4


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Atlanta 6 Pittsburgh 5
Final Arizona 5 Washington 0
Final Colorado 9 San Diego 6
Final L-A Dodgers 7 Chi Cubs 3
St. Louis 4 N-Y Mets 4 (suspended in the 9th)


NBA FINALS

Final Toronto 114 Golden State 110 (Toronto wins series 4-2)

Mineral Point Advance to State Baseball Title Game

Yesterday two area teams battled in the Division 4 semi-finals at the Wisconsin State High School Baseball Tournament at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute. The Mineral Point Pointers still have a perfect record as the defeated Belmont 6-2.  The Pointers scored 6 runs on 5 hits including the first homer of the state tournament by starting pitcher Liam Stumpf and were also aided by 5 Belmont errors. Belmont had 2 runs on 7 hits and had the bases loaded in the top of the 7th when the final out was recorded. The Braves finished their season with a 17-and-9 record.

Because of weather delays yesterday at the tournament the today’s schedule has been adjusted, Mineral Point will meet (29-0) Webster this morning at approximately 10:30. Webster defeated two time defending champion Athens in the first semi-final game of the day this morning.

Regional MLB Recaps from Wednesday (6/12)

Hamels Leads Cubs to Win at Colorado

– Cole Hamels struck out nine in seven scoreless innings, singled twice and drove in two runs to lead the Chicago Cubs past the Colorado Rockies 10-1 in a testy game. Rockies All-Star third-baseman Nolan Arenado left in the fifth inning with a left forearm contusion after Hamels hit him with a pitch in the third, and three more batters – including Hamels – were hit by pitches later in the game. Javier Báez and Kyle Schwarber homered for Chicago, which snapped a five-game road losing streak.

Brewers Power Past Astros in Extra Innings

– Mike Moustakas smacked a two-run homer while the Brewers scored three times in the 14th inning to beat the Astros, 6-3. Jesus Aguilar  added a pinch-hit RBI single as Milwaukee won for the fifth time in six games despite striking out a season-high 24 times. Ryan Braun, Yasmani Grandal  and Eric Thames also went deep for the Brewers, who kept their half-game lead over the Cubs in the NL Central.

Marlins Rookie Shut Down Cardinals

– Jordan Yamamoto pitched seven innings to win his major league debut as the Marlins blasted the Cardinals, 9-0 to end a six-game losing streak. The rookie also earned an RBI with a squeeze bunt and limited St. Louis to three hits while throwing 95 pitches. Garrett Cooper hit a grand slam in the second inning and was a double shy of the cycle.

 

Twins Fall to M’s

– The Mariners squandered a 6-4 lead in the ninth before scoring three times on three Minnesota errors to earn a 9-6 win against the Twins. Daniel Vogelbach homered and drove in four runs, while Shed Long collected three RBIs. Byron Buxton hit a tying two-run shot off Anthony Bass with no outs in the ninth.

 

Arch de Triumphe…Durant confirms Achilles surgery…Six detained in Ortiz shooting

BOSTON (AP) – Ryan O’Reilly and Alex Pietrangelo  each had a goal and an assist as the St. Louis Blues knocked off the Bruins, 4-1 in Boston to win their first Stanley Cup since joining the NHL in 1967. O’Reilly led the Blues with 23 points in the postseason and received the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP. Jordan Binnington stopped 32 shots while becoming the first rookie to win 16 games in his first postseason.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Golden State Warriors All-Star forward Kevin Durant has confirmed that he has undergone surgery for a ruptured right Achilles tendon. Durant got hurt about two minutes into the second quarter after scoring 11 points in just 12 minutes. Durant posted on social media Wednesday the severity of his injury. He was in action for the first time since suffering a strained right calf during Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Rockets.

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) – The chief prosecutor in the Dominican Republic says the alleged gunman and five others have been detained in the shooting of former Red Sox star David Ortiz at a bar in the country on Sunday. Four other suspects were also being pursued in the shooting, which witnesses said was carried out by two men on a motorcycle, assisted by two other groups of people in cars. Police say the coordinator of the shooting was offered 400,000 Dominican pesos, or about $7,800, to carry out the crime.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The San Francisco Giants activated catcher Buster Posey off the 10-day injured list before last night’s 4-2 win over the San Diego Padres. Posey was 1-for-4 in his first action since missing eight games with a right hamstring injury sustained in Baltimore on June 1. The six-time All-Star also was out for six games in May with concussion symptoms.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) – A former dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University has been found guilty of neglect of duty but acquitted on a more serious criminal sexual conduct charge. William Strampel was also convicted Wednesday of misconduct in office. The 71-year-old Strampel was the dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and had been accused of abusing his power to sexually harass female students.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (6/12)

 

NHL STANLEY CUP FINALS

Final St. Louis 4 Boston 1 (St. Louis wins series 4-3)

 

MLB

INTERLEAGUE

Final Cincinnati 7 Cleveland 2
Final Milwaukee 6 Houston 3, 14 Innings


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Oakland 6 Tampa Bay 2
Final Boston 4 Texas 3
Final Toronto 8 Baltimore 6
Final Seattle 9 Minnesota 6, 10 Innings
Final Detroit 3 Kansas City 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Chi Cubs 10 Colorado 1
Final Arizona 2 Philadelphia 0
Final Miami 9 St. Louis 0
Final Atlanta 8 Pittsburgh 7, 11 Innings
Final San Francisco 4 San Diego 2

Belmont-Mineral Point Meet at State Baseball Tourney

Two area teams are scheduled to play today in the Division 4 semi-finals at the Wisconsin State High School Baseball Tournament at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute.

(26-0) Mineral Point meets (17-8) Belmont with the winner to play on Thursday morning for a state title against the winner of other semi-final between (28-0) Webster and two time defending champion (18-4) Athens.

Mineral Point is back in the State Tournament for the second year in a row after making their first-ever appearance last season. Belmont is making their first appearance in school history.

The two teams didn’t meet during the regular season, a game schedule had to be cancelled due to weather.

 

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (6/11)

High School Baseball

  • Wahlert 12, Independence 2 (5)
  • #2 4A Western Dubuque sweeps Bettendorf 10-5 and 7-5.
  • #7 2A Cascade split with #8 1A Lansing Kee losing 7-5 and winning 6-3.

High School Softball

  • Wahlert swept Senior 11-3 and 9-8.
  • Hempstead 6, Western Dubuque 5 (11), the second game was suspended after 5 innings due to darkness, W-D leading 7-4.
  • Jesup 16, Clayton Ridge 0

Martin Transfers to Iowa

Yesterday the Iowa football team announced highly touted receiver Oliver Martin will transfer to Iowa after spending his first two seasons at Michigan. Martin, a graduate of Iowa City West high school who was a four star recruit, caught 11 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown in his redshirt freshman season. Due to transfer rules, it is expected that Martin will have to sit out his first season at Iowa.

Ferentz also announced the addition of two other transfer receivers: Jack Combs who played at Central Michigan, and Charlie Jones who is transferring from Buffalo University.

Regional MLB Recaps from Tuesday (6/11)

Rockies Baffle Cubs

– Rookie Peter Lambert went five strong innings and baffled Chicago for a second time in five days as the Colorado Rockies won their 10th straight at home by beating the Cubs 10-3. He allowed one run and three hits in his Coors Field debut.

 

Astros Slug Past Brewers

– Rookie Yordan Alvarez hit one of Houston’s four home runs to become the first player in franchise history to homer in his first two major league games and lead the Astros to a 10-8 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Yuli Gurriel, Robinson Chirinos and Tyler White also homered for the Astros, who won for the fourth time in five games.

 

Cardinals Continue Marlins Slide

– Rookie Dakota Hudson allowed one run in a career-high seven innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals handed the Miami Marlins their sixth consecutive defeat, 7-1. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina returned after missing 11 games because of a strained right thumb and went 2 for 5 with a single and double.

 

Sox Power Past Nationals

– Welington Castillo hit a grand slam and top rookie Eloy Jimenez homered at home for the first time, powering the Chicago White Sox to a 7-5 win over the Washington Nationals. Castillo got his second career slam, with the other coming June 14, 2017, in the same ballpark when he played for the Baltimore Orioles

 

Twins Rally Over Mariners 

– Jorge Polanco scored the tying run on a wild pitch and Marwin Gonzalez hit the go-ahead RBI single in Minnesota’s three-run rally in the eighth inning, giving the Twins a 6-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Polanco, who entered the game second in the American League in batting, reached base all four times he batted.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (6/11)

MLB

INTERLEAGUE

Final N-Y Yankees 12 N-Y Mets 5
Final N-Y Mets 10 N-Y Yankees 4
Final Cleveland 2 Cincinnati 1, 10 Innings
Final Chi White Sox 7 Washington 5
Final Houston 10 Milwaukee 8
Final L-A Angels 5 L-A Dodgers 3


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Baltimore 4 Toronto 2
Final Texas 9 Boston 5
Final Oakland 4 Tampa Bay 3
Final Minnesota 6 Seattle 5
Final Kansas City 3 Detroit 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Philadelphia 7 Arizona 4
Final St. Louis 7 Miami 1
Final Atlanta 7 Pittsburgh 5, 8 Innings
Final Colorado 10 Chi Cubs 3
Final San Francisco 6 San Diego 5

Area Scoreboard from Monday (6/10)

High School Baseball

  • Wahlert lost twice to Iowa City Liberty 10-4 and 10-3.
  • #2 4A Western Dubuque split with #1 3A Cedar Rapids Xavier losing 3-0 then winning 10-1.
  • #6 4A Iowa City West beat Hempstead twice 12-11 and 6-2.
  • Senior lost twice to Iowa City High.
  • #7 2A Cascade beat Bellevue twice 15-0 and 19-5.
  • #5 2A Dyersville Beckman split with Mount Vernon winning 11-4 and losing 6-5.
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic sweeps Ed-Co 13-3(6) and 6-4.
  • Clayton Ridge-Central lost twice to North Fayette Valley 10-0 (5)and 11-1(6)

 

High School Softball

  • Wahlert 15, Waverly-Shellrock 4
  • Cascade defeated Bellevue twice 13-0 and 13-2.
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic dropped both contest to Ed-Co10-9 and 7-2.
  • Mount Vernon nipped Dyersville Beckman twice 1-0 (10) and 2-1.

Week 3 Iowa High School Baseball Rankings

The Western Dubuque Bobcat baseball team is still firmly planted at number two in the latest Iowa High School Baseball Rankings from the Baseball Coaches Association. Johnston still lays claim to number one this week. Two other Mississippi Valley Conference teams are ranked in 4-A with Iowa City West 6th and Linn-Mar 9th.

  • Cedar Rapids Xavier is still ranked number one in 3-A, Wahlert received top 10 consideration.
  • In Class 2-A Dyersville Beckman is ranked 5th this week and Cascade is 7th.

Complete list of the rankings this week: https://www.iowahsbca.net/

Officiating Opened to High Schoolers for Sub-Varsity Contests

BOONE, Iowa – In an effort to increase the potential pool of registered officials and better include interested students, the Iowa High School Athletic Association will begin allowing high school students to serve as officials for sub-varsity high school contests beginning this school year.

Current policies allow high schoolers to officiate seventh- and eighth-grade events or sub-varsity soccer matches. The change proposed with the officials’ advisory committee and approved Monday by the IHSAA’s Board of Control aims to help an active group of young officials gain invaluable experience and education, and allow school administrators to more easily schedule and staff sub-varsity contests.

MVC All Divisional Girls Soccer

Yesterday the Mississippi Valley Conference announced the All Divisional Girls Soccer Teams.

Mississippi Division

  • Senior had three first team recipients: Tia Martin, Olivia Kruse and Gracie Mena. Alexis Banks of Western Dubuque was also a first team choice.
  • Second team members were Kaelyn Howe and Brooke Healy of Senior and Faith Krapfl of Western Dubuque.
  • Honorable Mention choices were: Jillian Maternach and Sidney Kramer of Senior along with Molly McDermott and Skylar Dolphin of W.D.

Valley Division

  • Wahlert had two first team choices in Libby Perry and Maya Wachter, Hempstead also had two with Anna Paca and Aaliyah Waggoner
  • Second team choices: Gabby Moran and Aunna Huseman of Wahlert and Erin Rieckens and Riley Uthe of Hempstead.
  • Honorable Mention: Allie Kutch and Leni Grap of Wahlert, Grace Daack and Emily Richter of Hempstead.

Warriors beat Raptors but lose Durant again…Parker ends NBA career…Ortiz back in Boston

TORONTO (AP) – Stephen Curry poured in 31 points and Klay Thompson added 26 as the Golden State Warriors beat the Toronto Raptors, 106-105 to force a Game 6 in the NBA Finals. The Raptors led by six with about three minutes remaining until Curry and Thompson combined to hit three straight 3-pointers. Kevin Durant returned to the lineup after missing nine games with a strained calf, but his season is clearly over after he injured his right Achilles in the second quarter.

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Tony Parker is retiring after 18 NBA seasons, the first 17 as a member of the San Antonio Spurs. Parker started 1,151 regular season games and averaged 15.5 points and 5.6 assists per game. He also played in 226 playoffs games, averaging 17.9 points and 5.1 assists per game. He was selected to six All-Star Games and named second-team All-NBA three times.

BOSTON (AP) – David Ortiz has been flown to Boston as the former Red Sox slugger continues his recovery after being shot by an attacker outside a bar in his native Dominican Republic on Sunday. Before departure, an Ortiz spokesman said the 43-year-old athlete was in stable condition after doctors removed his gallbladder and part of his intestine. He said Ortiz’s liver was also damaged in the shooting.

 

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) – Joey Logano has earned his second NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season, fending off Kurt Busch and Martin Truex Jr. in overtime at Michigan International Speedway. Logano was trying to hold on to a dwindling lead over Truex and Busch with five laps remaining before Erik Jones went into the grass, prompting a caution flag that forced overtime. It was a dominant visit to Michigan for Logano, who won the pole in qualifying and then led a track-record 163 laps in the race.

National Scoreboard from Monday (6/10)

MLB

INTERLEAGUE

Final Washington 12 Chi White Sox 1
Final L-A Angels 5 L-A Dodgers 3
N-Y Mets at N-Y Yankees , postponed


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Texas 4 Boston 3, 11 Innings
Final Tampa Bay 6 Oakland 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Arizona 13 Philadelphia 8
Final St. Louis 4 Miami 1
Final Atlanta 13 Pittsburgh 7
Final Colorado 6 Chi Cubs 5


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION FINAL

Final Golden State 106 Toronto 105 (Toronto leads 3-2)

Belmont Celebrating State Softball Title

The Belmont High School softball team is still celebrating the schools second Wisconsin state title following their championship game victory on Saturday at the Goodman Diamond in Madison. The Braves (26-1) downed previously unbeaten Blair-Taylor 7-1 for the Division 5 crown. The Braves broke open a scoreless tie in the sixth inning with six unearned runs ignited by three hits and four Wildcat errors. That production shattered the Division 5 record for most runs in an inning.

Regional MLB Recaps from Sunday (6/9)

  Cubs Polish Off Cards

– The Cubs earned a 5-1 win over the Cardinals as Kyle Hendricks tossed one-run ball over seven innings to win his sixth straight decision. Hendricks is 7-0 with a 2.31 ERA in his last 10 starts against St. Louis, with the Cubs winning each of those games. Carlos Gonzalez hit his first Cubs homer and Kyle Schwarber went 2 for 3 with two RBIs as Chicago completed a three-game sweep of its NL Central rivals.

 

Big 8th Inning Allows Brewers  to Sweep Pirates

– Mike Moustakas  furnished a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth inning as the Brewers topped the Pirates, 5-2 to complete a three-game sweep. Reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich  slammed his major league-leading 24th home run before Moustakas added his 20th. Chase Anderson worked six innings and blanked Pittsburgh after Jung Ho Kang ripped a two-run homer in the top of the first.

 

Sox Power Past Royals

– Eloy Jimenez crushed a 471-foot home run and Yoan Moncada  had four hits for the White Sox in a 5-2 victory against the Royals. Reynaldo Lopez limited Kansas City to one run and four hits in six innings after being torched for 19 earned runs in his last 13 1/3 innings over his previous three starts.

 

Twins Clobber Tigers

– Nelson Cruz homered for the fourth straight game and the Twins added three more round-trippers in a 12-2 laugher at Detroit. Miguel Sano , Byron Buxton and Eddie Rosario also connected as Minnesota took the rubber match of the series to send Detroit to its 13th loss in 15 home games. Jake Odorizzi is 9-2 after allowing one run and five hits with eight strikeouts over six innings.

David Ortiz recovering after being shot … B’s rip Blues to knot final … Durant practices … Nadal takes another French crown

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) – The Boston Red Sox say they’ve been notified by the family of David Ortiz that the former slugger sustained a gunshot wound to his “lower back/abdominal region” and that he is recovering after surgery. Authorities say the 43-year-old Ortiz was shot at close range in an ambush at a bar in Santo Domingo Sunday evening. Ortiz’s father says his son is out of danger and that the bullet did not hit any major organ. Officials say the alleged gunman was captured and beaten by a crowd of people at the bar.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak  each had a goal and an assist as the Boston Bruins whipped the St. Louis Blues, 5-1 to force a Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final. Marchand scored during a two-man advantage in the opening period, and it remained a one-goal game until the Bruins scored four times in the third. Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots for Boston, which will host Game 7 on Wednesday.

TORONTO (AP) – Kevin Durant took the practice floor yesterday for the first time in more than a month, giving the Golden State Warriors hope that he’ll play in Game 5 of the NBA Finals tonight at Toronto. Durant has been out since suffering a strained calf during Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against Houston. Coach Steve Kerr had said the plan was to see if Durant could clear some hurdles that he hasn’t crossed during his recovery. Kerr said earlier in the series that Durant could return after completing one practice.

PARIS (AP) – Rafael Nadal pulled away in what had suddenly become a tight final to beat Dominic Thiem 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 for his record-extending 12th French Open championship. It raises Nadal’s Grand Slam title count to 18, within two of Roger Federer’s record for a man. The 33-year-old Spaniard improved to 93-2 at Roland Garros, including a combined 24-0 in semifinals and finals.

LANCASTER, Ontario (AP) – Rory McIlroy ran away with the Canadian Open, closing with a 9-under 61 for a seven-shot victory over Shane Lowry and Webb Simpson. McIlroy began the day in a three-way tie for the lead before reeling off five birdies in his first seven holes, none from longer than 8 feet. He had a chance to fire a 59 as he approached 18, but his shot from a greenside bunker went long and he ended up tapping in for bogey to finish at a tournament-record 22-under 258.

 

National Scoreboard from Sunday (6/9)

MLB

INTERLEAGUE

Final Arizona 8 Toronto 2


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Tampa Bay 6 Boston 1
Final Minnesota 12 Detroit 2
Final N-Y Yankees 7 Cleveland 6, 10 Innings
Final Houston 4 Baltimore 0
Final Chi White Sox 5 Kansas City 2
Final Oakland 9 Texas 8
Final Seattle 9 L-A Angels 3


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Cincinnati 4 Philadelphia 3
Final N-Y Mets 6 Colorado 1
Final Atlanta 7 Miami 6, 12 Innings
Final Milwaukee 5 Pittsburgh 2
Final L-A Dodgers 1 San Francisco 0
Final Washington 5 San Diego 2
Final Chi Cubs 5 St. Louis 1


STANLEY CUP FINALS

Final Boston 5 St. Louis 1 (Series tied 3-3)

Sports Updates for Saturday, June 8, 2018

National Sports Updates from the Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Toronto Raptors have a three-games-to-one lead in the NBA Finals following a 105-92 victory over the Golden State Warriors. Kawhi Leonard was 5-for-9 from 3-point range while scoring 36 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Serge Ibaka came off the bench to deliver 20 points on 9-of-12 from the field in 22 minutes.

MIAMI (AP) – The Atlanta Braves have confirmed that they have worked out a one-year contract with 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel and will send him to Triple-A Gwinnett to prepare for the season. Keuchel’s contract is for about $13 million. He went 12-11 with a 3.74 ERA in 34 starts for the Astros last season before turning down a $17.9 million qualifying offer in November.

PARIS (AP) – Eighth seed Ashleigh Barty and unseeded Marketa Vondrousova will square off in today’s French Open women’s final. Barty ended the run of 17-year-old American Amanda Anisomiva, 6-7, 6-3, 6-3, and Vondrousova ousted Johanna Konta, 7-5, 7-6. Men’s top seed Novak Djokovic and No. 4 Dominic Thiem will complete their semifinal match today, with the winner facing 11-time French Open champ Rafael Nadal tomorrow.

HOUSTON (AP) – The Houston Texans have abruptly fired general manager Brian Gaine just over a month after the NFL draft and less than 18 months after he took the job. The Texans went 11-5 in Gaine’s first season in charge after he spent the 2017 as vice president of player personnel for the Buffalo Bills. Senior vice president of football administration Chris Olsen will run the team’s football operations while the Texans search for a new GM.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) – Joe Douglas is leaving the Philadelphia Eagles to become the Jets’ new general manager. Douglas was Philadelphia’s vice president of player personnel before becoming one of four candidates interviewed twice by New York. He was Chicago’s director of college scouting in 2015, when Jets current head coach Adam Gase was the Bears’ offensive coordinator.

Local Sports Updates

High School Softball Scores

Hempstead 10, Edgewood-Colesburg 0

Hempstead 13, North Fayette Valley 1

Johnston 5, Dubuque Senior 2

High School Baseball Scores

Western Dubuque 16, Jesup 2 (5 innings)

Cedar Rapids Kennedy 8, Hempstead 7

Hempstead 6, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 5

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Brandon Woodruff struck out 10 in six innings and Ryan Braun hit a three-run homer, helping the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 10-4. Eric Thames also connected for Milwaukee, and NL MVP Christian Yelich had three hits. Travis Shaw walked twice and scored two runs.

CHICAGO (AP) – Free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel has finalized to a three-year contract with the Chicago Cubs that guarantees $43 million and said ‘I’m very happy where I am.’ The addition plugs a hole for Chicago, which has been beset by blown saves this year. The 31-year-old Kimbrel is a hard-throwing right-hander. He has 333 career saves and a 1.91 ERA over nine seasons with Atlanta, San Diego and Boston. He was optioned to Triple-A Iowa.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (6/6)

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

Belmont Softball Reach State Championship Game

The Belmont Braves rolled into the state championship game at the Wisconsin High School State Softball Tournament in Madison. Yesterday in the Division 5 semi-finals, the Braves poured it on in a 15-1 victory over Tri-County in six innings, scoring 7 runs in the final inning.  Belmont now (25-1) on the season will meet top seed (28-0) Blair Taylor tomorrow morning at 8:00 for the state title.

Iowa High School

  • Wahlert split with Waterloo East winning 5-1 then losing 10-3.
  • Hempstead beat Cedar Falls twice 2-1 and 16-4.
  • Senior split with Iowa City Liberty losing 8-4 then winning 4-3.
  • Western Dubuque sweeps Iowa City West 12-10 and 4-2.
  • Dyersville Beckman split with Williamsburg winning 6-2 then  losing 2-1 (10).
  • Bellevue lost at West Branch (no score reported)

High School Baseball

  • #2 Western Dubuque blanked Hempstead twice 7-0 and 6-0.
  • #4 2A Dyersville Beckman beat Vinton/Shellsburg twice 6-4 and 7-5.
  • Maquoketa 9, Benton Community 6

Blues beat B’s to take 3-2 lead…Thompson to play for Warriors…Nets clear cap room

BOSTON (AP) – The St. Louis Blues have taken a three-games-to-two lead in the Stanley Cup final as they try to win the title for the first time in their 51-season history. Jordan Binnington turned back 38 shots and Ryan O’Reilly had a goal and an assist as the Blues nipped the Bruins, 2-1 in Boston. O’Reilly assisted on David Perron’s eventual game-winner midway through the third period, and Binnington had a shutout until Jake DeBrusk beat him with 6:28 left.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Klay Thompson is set to return from a left hamstring injury for the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors tonight. Two-time reigning finals MVP Kevin Durant remains out, however. Durant strained his right calf on May 8 in the Western Conference semifinals. Toronto leads the best-of-seven finals 2-1.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The NBA has punished Golden State Warriors investor and board member Mark Stevens for shoving Toronto guard Kyle Lowry in the fourth quarter of the Raptors’ 123-109 victory in Game 3 of the finals last night. The league has banned Stevens from the NBA for one year and fined him $500,000 for the shove, which happened after Lowry dove into the stands to snare a loose ball. The Warriors have issued a statement saying Stevens’ behavior did not reflect the high standard they hope to exemplify as an organization.

UNDATED (AP) – A person with knowledge of the details says the Brooklyn Nets have traded guard Allen Crabbe and two first-round picks to the Atlanta Hawks for forward Taurean Prince and a 2021 second-round selection. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade cannot become official until July 6. The Nets were already in position to be able to afford a max player through free agency, and Crabbe’s $18.5 million salary for 2019-20 will create more cap room.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has accepted a four-year contract extension through the 2024 season. Wentz finished third in NFL MVP voting in 2017 when backup quarterback Nick Foles led the Eagles to a Super Bowl victory over the Patriots. Wentz has thrown for 10,152 yards, 70 touchdowns and 28 interceptions with a 92.5 passer rating. ESPN says the extension is worth $128 million with more than $107 million guaranteed.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (6/6)

MLB

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Tampa Bay 6 Detroit 1
Final Boston 7 Kansas City 5
Final Houston 8 Seattle 7, 14 Innings
Final N-Y Yankees 6 Toronto 2
Final Minnesota 5 Cleveland 4
Final Texas 4 Baltimore 3
Final Oakland 7 L-A Angels 4


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final N-Y Mets 7 San Francisco 3
Final Pittsburgh 6 Atlanta 1
Final St. Louis 3 Cincinnati 1
Final Milwaukee 5 Miami 1
Final Colorado 3 Chi Cubs 1
Final San Diego 5 Washington 4


STANLEY CUP FINALS

Final St. Louis 2 Boston 1 (St. Louis leads 3-2)

Belmont State Softball Semi-Finals Today

The Belmont High School softball team is aiming for a Division 5 state championship starting today at the Wisconsin State Softball Tournament at the Goodman Diamond in Madison.  The Braves (24-1) who were seeded second will meet third seed (19-3) Tri-County at 5 o’clock. The winner will meet in the championship game Saturday morning against the winner of the other semi-final between top seed Blair-Taylor and number four seed Gilman.

Belmont returns to the State semifinals for the second time in the past three seasons and for the seventh time overall. The Braves won the State championship in Division 4 in 2002 and finished runner-up in 2003 and 2006.

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (6/5)

High School Baseball

  • Wahlert lost twice at Iowa City High 8-5 and 2-0.
  • Senior split with #10 Cedar Rapids Jefferson losing 7-3 and winning 11-1.
  • Hempstead vs Western Dubuque doubleheader at Hempstead will be played today after being pushed back a day.

Belmont Advances to Wisconsin State Tournament

The Belmont Braves have advanced to the Wisconsin High School State Tournament next week in Grand Chute. The Braves earned the sectional crown yesterday by defeating Desoto 6-2 and then thumping Bangor 14-1 in five innings. It’s the first state appearance for a Belmont baseball team. They will meet Mineral Point in the semi-finals Wednesday morning at Fox Cities Stadium.

High School Softball

  • Western Dubuque 6, Senior 4
  • Maquoketa lost twice to Benton Community 11-5 and 6-2.

Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame honors Clarke’s Haase

Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame honors Clarke’s Haase 

Clarke University’s Makenna Haase has been honored for her efforts on the hardwood this past season by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame.  The association has recognized the two-time NAIA All-American by displaying her No. 14 jersey in the Hall’s Ring of Honor at the Women’s Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Over 100 jerseys currently hang in the Ring of Honor, including high school and college All-Americans.  Haase’s jersey is displayed next to the No. 10 jersey of former Iowa standout and Wisconsin native Megan Gustafson.

Haase garnered second-team NAIA Division I All-American honors this past winter and helped lead the Pride to the quarterfinals of the NAIA Division I National Championship in Billings, Montana.  Haase recorded 22 double-doubles this season, the final three coming on the national stage.  She led Clarke in scoring (16.9 ppg), rebounding (11.5 rpg), blocked shots (49) and field goal percentage (.556).

Raptors take 2-1 lead…Chara iffy for Game 5…Indians pitcher has blood condition…Longer treys

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Kawhi Leonard dropped in 30 points and the Toronto Raptors hit 17 3-pointers to beat the Golden State Warriors, 123-109 and take a two-games-to-one lead in the NBA Finals. Kyle Lowry hit five treys while scoring 23 points, and Danny Green scored all 18 of his points from beyond the arc to help the Raptors withstand Stephen Curry’s playoff career-high 47 points. Curry was 6-for-14 from 3-point range and 13 of 14 from the line in breaking his previous playoff career high of 44 set against San Antonio in the 2013 Western Conference semifinals.

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins could be without captain Zdeno Chara when they host the St. Louis Blues tonight in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. Chara did not go to the arena Wednesday, 36 hours after taking a puck to the jaw in the second period of Boston’s Game 4 loss. He sat out the third period of the fourth game while the Blues scored twice to earn a 4-2 victory that evens the series at two games apiece.

CLEVELAND (AP) – The Cleveland Indians say starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco has been diagnosed with a blood condition after feeling lethargic for several weeks. The Indians placed him on the 10-day injured list so the right-hander can “explore the optimal treatment and recovery options.” The club said further details will be released at Carrasco and his family’s discretion.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel has announced that the 3-point arc will be moved to 22 feet, 1 3/4 inches for the upcoming Division I season, matching the international distance. The change will not go into effect in Division II and III until 2020-21 due to the potential financial impact on schools. The 3-point line was last moved in 2008-09, extending a foot to 20 feet, 9 inches.

PARIS (AP) – The French Open was scheduled to resume this morning after yesterday’s rain caused the entire schedule to be postponed. No. 1 Novak Djokovic has a match with No. 5 Alexander Zverev and fourth seed Dominic Thiem  is slated to take on No. 10 Karen Khachanov. Defending women’s champion Simona Halep  hopes to take the court against 17-year-old American Amanda Anisimova, and No. 8 Ash Barty of Australia is supposed to meet No. 14 Madison Keys.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (6/5)

MLB

INTERLEAGUE

Final Washington 6 Chi White Sox 4


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Toronto 11 N-Y Yankees 7
Final Cleveland 9 Minnesota 7
Final Tampa Bay 4 Detroit 0
Final Texas 2 Baltimore 1, 12 Innings
Final Boston 8 Kansas City 0
Final L-A Angels 10 Oakland 9
Final Seattle 14 Houston 1


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Philadelphia 7 San Diego 5
Final Arizona 3 L-A Dodgers 2, 11 Innings
Final Pittsburgh 7 Atlanta 4
Final N-Y Mets 7 San Francisco 0
Final Miami 8 Milwaukee 3
Final Chi Cubs 9 Colorado 8
Cincinnati at St. Louis , postponed

NBA FINALS

Final Toronto 123 Golden State 109 (Toronto leads 2-1)

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (6/4)

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Mineral Point Advance to State Baseball Again 

The Mineral Point High School baseball team is returning to the Wisconsin State Baseball Tournament in Grand Chute for a second straight season following two wins in sectional play yesterday at Johnson Creek.  The Pointers defeated Deerfield 6-1 and then won the sectional title by toping Living Word Lutheran 2-1. Mineral Point still unbeaten at (26-0) will play the winner of the Riverdale sectional next Wednesday at Fox Cities Stadium.  The Riverdale sectional was postponed by weather yesterday and will be played today with Belmont facing Desoto after Hilsboro meets Bangor with the winners playing this afternoon for the spot in the Division 4 Final Four.

Iowa

  • Western Dubuque 15, North Scott, Eldridge 0 (4 innings)
  • West Delaware 7, Senior 2
  • Cascade 8, West Liberty 1
  • Bellevue 10, Durant 8
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic swept Starmont 9-2 and 19-0.
  • Dyersville Beckman split with Benton (no scores reported)
  • Solon 13, Maquoketa 8

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

  • Hempstead wins both against Iowa City Liberty 4-3 and 9-4.
  • Wahlert defeated Iowa City West twice 8-2 and 3-2.
  • Cedar Rapids Xavier swept Senior 14-0 and 10-3.
  • Western Dubuque fell twice to Iowa City High 6-3 and 10-4.
  • Bellevue lost to Durant 15-1.
  • West Liberty 8, Cascade 0
  • Dyersville Beckman beat Maquoketa twice 2-0 and 14-1. 

Co-Ed State Golf Meet

The Hempstead team of Joey Kaesbauer and Morgan Hawkins finished 4th yesterday at the state co-ed golf tournament teaming up to shoot a 77 which was two strokes back of the champions. The Wahlert duo of Sam Ambrosy and Anna Jensen finished 7th one stroke back at 78. Senior’s Jake Woodward  and Breanna Felderman shot an 87.

Regional MLB Recaps from Tuesday (6/4)

Cubs Snap Rockies Win Streak

– Kyle Schwarber and Javier Baez homered, Kyle Hendricks was solid again through seven innings and the Chicago Cubs beat Colorado 6-3 on Tuesday night to end the Rockies’ season-high eight-game winning streak. Carlos Gonzalez had two RBIs – on a double and sacrifice fly – as he started in right field for a second straight game after signing a minor league contract with Chicago on Saturday.

 

Marlins Pound Brewers

– Garrett Cooper had two hits and scored twice during Miami’s franchise-record, 11-run fifth inning, helping the Marlins pound the Milwaukee Brewers 16-0. Cooper matched a career high with four hits and scored four times, leading the way as last-place Miami rolled to its 12th win in its last 17 games.

 

Reds Shutdown Cardinals

– Luis Castillo pitched one-run ball over six innings, Yasiel Puig  homered and the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 following a rain delay of 1 hour, 20 minutes. The loss snapped the Cardinals’ four-game winning streak after sweeping the Chicago Cubs over the weekend. Castillo gave up two hits, walked four and struck out eight with 111 pitches. He dropped his ERA to 2.38 and hasn’t taken a loss since April 3 – a 1-0 defeat to Milwaukee.

 

Nationals Rally Past Sox

– Stephen Strasburg earned his 100th career victory, Anthony Rendon homered and drove in five runs and the Washington Nationals rallied past the Chicago White Sox 9-5. Strasburg gave up four runs in a 39-pitch first inning and spotted Chicago a 5-0 lead. But he hung around long enough to complete five innings and give Washington’s offense time to solve former teammate and White Sox starter Reynaldo Lopez.

 

Indians Use Long Ball in Beating Twins

– Francisco Lindor hit two of Cleveland’s four home runs and the Indians defeated the Minnesota Twins 5-2. Lindor hit a solo home run in the third and broke a 1-all tie with a two-run homer in the fifth. Roberto Perez and Jake Bauers added back-to-back homers in the seventh. Minnesota came into the game with best record in baseball and holds a 10  1/2-game lead over Cleveland in AL Central.

 

Big Ten’s hires Vikings COO to be 1st black P5 commissioner

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) – The Big Ten has hired Minnesota Vikings executive Kevin Warren as its new commissioner.

Warren is a former college basketball player and sports agent with a law degree from Notre Dame. He will become the first black commissioner of a Power Five conference.

The Big Ten introduced the 55-year-old Warren at a news conference this morning. He has been the chief operating officer for the Vikings since 2015, the first African-American to hold that position for an NFL franchise.

He will start Sept. 16 and work alongside Jim Delany, the current commissioner who announced his retirement earlier this year and will step down at the end of the year.

Warren played his college basketball at Penn where he was a teammate of Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery.

Milestone for Giants manager…MLB Protective Netting……Warriors injuries

NEW YORK (AP) – Bruce Bochy  has joined John McGraw as the only Giants managers to win 1,000 regular-season games. It happened Tuesday when San Francisco beat the New York Mets 9-3 behind Stephen Vogt’s tiebreaking, two-run double in the 10th inning. On a night that began as a rematch between the Giants’ Madison Bumgarner and Noah Syndergaard of their duel in the 2016 NL wild-card game, New York rallied from a 2-0 deficit to take a sixth-inning lead only for its bullpen to falter again.

SEATTLE (AP) – Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said he does not expect teams to make changes to the protective netting around ballparks during the season, although he expects conversations to continue about whether netting should be extended. Manfred’s comments came less than a week after a young child was struck by a foul ball and hospitalized in Houston. Manfred said structural issues in each individual stadium would make it difficult to mandate changes during the season.

OAKLAND, Calif (AP) – Heading into Wednesday’s Game 3 of the NBA finals, the Golden State Warriors are in physical recovery mode. Klay Thompson is dealing with a mild hamstring strain. Backup center Kevon Looney has a ribcage injury and is out. And all-star guard Kevin Durant, who has missed the last seven games with a strained calf remains questionable.

VISTA, Calif. (AP) – Attorneys for Kellen Winslow Jr. say five women who accused him of rape and lewd conduct invented the allegations to prey on his wealth, while prosecutors say the former NFL player emboldened by his fame preyed on the most vulnerable. Both sides presented their closing arguments Tuesday before the jury was expected to go into deliberations.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (6/4)

MLB

INTERLEAGUE

Final Washington 9 Chi White Sox 5


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Toronto 4 N-Y Yankees 3
Final Detroit 9 Tampa Bay 6
Final Cleveland 5 Minnesota 2
Final Baltimore 12 Texas 11
Final Boston 8 Kansas City 3
Final Oakland 4 L-A Angels 2
Final Houston 11 Seattle 5


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Atlanta 12 Pittsburgh 5
Final San Francisco 9 N-Y Mets 3, 10 Innings
Final Miami 16 Milwaukee 0
Final Chi Cubs 6 Colorado 3
Final Cincinnati 4 St. Louis 1
Final L-A Dodgers 9 Arizona 0
Final Philadelphia 9 San Diego 6

Mississippi Valley Conference All Division Boys Soccer

The Mississippi Valley Conference has announced the selections for the all divisional boys soccer teams.

In the Valley Division: State tournament qualifier Wahlert had three first team selections: seniors Jared Block and Cameron Haugen along with junior Diego Lopez. Golden Eagle senior Zach Berning and sophomore Nathan Donovan along with Hempstead senior Matt Williams were named to the second team. Honorable Mention choices were Tim Robertson and Carter Welbes of Hempstead alon with Trenton Dodds and Nick Kutch of Wahlert.

In the Mississippi Division: Senior High junior Adam Wessels received first team recognition. Rams senior Sam Noel and Western Dubuque junior Gabe Ulrichs were second team picks. Honorable Mentions from Senior were Hunter Preston and Jacob Konrardy while Jack Haverland and Trenton Miller of Western Dubuque were also chosen.

Area Scoreboard from Monday (6/3)

Beckman Girls Falls in Regional Soccer Final 

The Dyersville Beckman girls soccer team came up short of a bid to reach the state tournament last night falling in a shootout loss to Center Point-Urbana 1-0 in the 1-A Regional Final played at Center Point. The match was scoreless after double overtime and then the Stormin Pointers won 4-2 on penalty kicks.  Beckman finished their season with a 12-and-7 record.

 

High School Baseball

  • Hempstead 3, Wahlert 0 (Game 2 scheduled for 5:30)
  • Western Dubuque beat Senior twice 7-2 and 5-2.
  • Dyersville Beckman sweeps Maquoketa 13-0 and 11-1.
  • Cascade beat Camanche twice 6-4 and 8-5
  • Bellevue lost twice to Anamosa 4-3 and 11-8
  • Lansing Kee defeated Clayton Ridge twice 15-3 and 9-2.

High School Softball

  • Senior split at Cedar Falls losing 7-2 and the winning 12-0. (Ram freshman Sydney Schultz pitched a no hitter in the win)
  • Bellevue lost twice to Anamosa 14-2 and 16-3.
  • Dyersville Beckman swept Maquoketa 14-1 and 2-0
  • Clayton Ridge beat Elkader Central twice 10-0 and 11-4.

Field of Dreams 30th Anniversary

The Field of Dreams is getting ready to celebrate its 30th anniversary later this month. The iconic field near Dyersville will celebrate the anniversary on Saturday, June 15th with a full day of events starting at 10:30. The day includes a silent auction of rare Field of Dreams memorabilia, a Skills Competition in which fans will have a chance to put their playing skills and knowledge of the film to the test to win a prize package. That evening, there will be an unveiling of Denise Stillman’s memorial plaque. Stillman, who purchased the property in 2011, passed away in November from a rare form of liver cancer.

The night will be highlighted by a softball game featuring the Ghost Players against the Iowa celebrities Dream Team and then a showing of the movie Field of Dreams right after the game.  For more information on the 30th anniversary celebration, check the website: https://fieldofdreamsmoviesite.com/

Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Football Series Extended Through 2025

IOWA CITY, Iowa – – Iowa and Iowa State have agreed they extended the contract that will ensure the Hawkeyes and Cyclones compete in the annual Cy-Hawk football game through the 2025 season. Iowa and Iowa State have played annually since resuming the series in 1977 in Iowa City after a 43-year hiatus.

College FB Hall of Fame Ballot

The 2020 College Football Hall of Fame ballot was released yesterday by the National Football Foundation. The list includes 76 players and five coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision and 101 players and 33 coaches from the divisional ranks. Among the candidates on the FBS Players are:

  • Three former Iowa Hawkeyes; tight end Dallas Clark, wide receiver/kick returner Tim Dwight, and defensive end Andre Tippett
  • Former Wisconsin Badgers: defensive back Troy Vincent.
  • Former Illinois Illini: defensive tackle Moe Gardner, linebacker Simeon Rice,.
  • Divisional player candidates include: Northern Iowa running back Carl Boyd.

The announcement of the 2020 Class will be made in January in the days leading up to the College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship.

Blues knot series…B’s finish without Chara…Warriors’ Thompson iffy for Game 3…O’s take catcher

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Ryan O’Reilly snapped his eight-game goal drought by scoring twice, including the game-winner as the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins, 4-2 to even the Stanley Cup final at two games apiece. O’Reilly scored 43 seconds into the game and snapped a 2-2 tie with 9:22 remaining. Jordan Binnington stopped 21 shots for the Blues, who head back to Boston for Game 5 on Thursday.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The Boston Bruins finished last night’s 4-2 loss in St. Louis without veteran defenseman Zdeno Chara . He stayed on the bench in the third period after taking a puck in the mouth on a short-range shot by Brayden Schenn early in the second. Chara is a plus-12 in the postseason and a plus-53 in 179 career playoff games.

 

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Golden State Warriors say guard Klay Thompson is questionable for Game 3 of the NBA Finals Wednesday against Toronto because of a mild strain in his left hamstring. Thompson scored 25 points in Game 2 on Sunday before missing the last eight minutes due to the injury. Backup big man Kevon Looney is out indefinitely after suffering a non-displaced cartilage fracture on the right side of his ribcage during Sunday’s win.

 

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) – The Baltimore Orioles have selected Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman with the first selection in the Major League Baseball draft. Rutschman batted .411 this year with 17 home runs, 58 RBIs and a school-record 76 walks while also throwing out 13 of 27 base-runners. The Royals grabbed high school shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. with the second selection, and University of California first baseman Andrew Vaughn was taken third by the White Sox.

  • With the 13th pick the Twins picked high school shortstop Keoni Cavaco from Eastlake High School in California.
  • With  the 19th the Cardinals chose left handed pitcher Zack Thompson from the University of Kentucky.
  • The Cubs had the 27th pick and took right handed pitcher Ryan Jensen from Fresno State University.
  • The Brewers had the next pick at 28th and went with left handed pitcher Ethan Small out of Mississippi State.

PARIS (AP) – The French Open men’s quarterfinals begin today with second seed Rafael Nadal versus Kei Nishikori and No. 3 Roger Federer against Stan Wawrinka . Nadal is seeking his 11th French Open title, and Federer is honing in on his 21st Grand Slam championship. The women’s quarters will have Sloane Stephens taking on Johanna Konta and Marketa Vondrousova battling Petra Martic.

National Scoreboard from Monday (6/3)

MLB

INTERLEAGUE

Final Chi Cubs 8 L-A Angels 1


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Houston 4 Seattle 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final L-A Dodgers 3 Arizona 1
Final San Diego 8 Philadelphia 2


STANLEY CUP FINALS

Final St. Louis 4 Boston 2 (Series tied 2-2)

Latest Iowa High School Baseball Rankings

The latest high school baseball rankings from the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association have been released.

In Class 4-A, Western Dubuque is still ranked 2nd. Other Mississippi Valley Conference teams ranked are Iowa City West 4th, and Cedar Rapids Jefferson 10th.  Hempstead did receive consideration for the top 10 this week.

In Class 3-A, Wahlert has cracked the top 10 this week, the Golden Eagles are ranked 10th. MVC member Cedar Rapids Xavier is top ranked.

In Class 2-A, Dyersville Beckman is 4th and Cascade is 8th.

Complete list of rankings:

2019 IHSBCA Baseball Rankings

Week 2 Rankings (Released June 2, 2019)

Class 4A (Record)

  1. Johnston (8-0)
  2. Epworth, Western Dubuque (5-1)
  3. Dowling Catholic (3-0)
  4. Iowa City West (6-1)
  5. Urbandale (3-1)
  6. Waukee (5-0)
  7. Southeast Polk (6-3)
  8. Ankeny Centennial (4-0)
  9. Ankeny (3-0)
  10. Cedar Rapids Jefferson (4-3)

Others:

Dubuque Hempstead; North Scott; Sioux City East 

Class 3A (Record)

  1. Xavier, Cedar Rapids (5-0)
  2. Davenport, Assumption (5-2)
  3. Central DeWitt (5-0)
  4. Sergeant Bluff-Luton (7-0)
  5. Harlan (6-0)
  6. Solon (5-1)
  7. Marion (4-1)
  8. Grinnell (7-0)
  9. Waverly-Shell Rock (6-1)
  10. Dubuque Wahlert Catholic (4-1)

Others:

Ballard; Bishop Heelan, Sioux City; Centerville; Dallas Center-Grimes; Storm Lake; Washington; Winterset 

Class 2A (Record)

  1. Wilton (4-0)
  2. Dike-New Hartford (8-0)
  3. Treynor (8-0)
  4. Beckman Catholic, Dyersville (9-1)
  5. North Linn (11-1)
  6. Van Meter (3-1)
  7. New Hampton (9-0)
  8. Cascade (5-2)
  9. Underwood (4-1)
  10. West Lyon (6-0)
  11. Others:

Hinton; Kuemper Catholic, Carroll; MVAOCOU; Ogden; Roland-Story

 Class 1A (Record)

  1. Newman Catholic, Mason City (5-0)
  2. Don Bosco (6-0)
  3. Southeast Warren (6-0)
  4. Martensdale-St. Mary’s (4-2)
  5. Calamus-Wheatland (7-1)
  6. Albert, Council Bluffs (3-3)
  7. Alburnett (4-3)
  8. Kingsley-Pierson (9-1)
  9. Saint Ansgar (7-1)
  10. HLV (8-0)

 Others:

Akron-Westfield; Bishop Garrigan; Kee; Lisbon; Pekin; St. Mary’s, Remsen; South Winneshiek; Wapsie Valley; Woodbury Central

 

Beckman Girls Soccer Regional Final

The Dyersville Beckman High School girls soccer team will play for a spot in the state tournament this evening. The Blazers travel to Center Point-Urbana for the 1-A Regional 7 championship. The winner advances to the state tournament in Des Moines that begins on Thursday.

WIAA State Track

Some area Wisconsin High School track athletes turned in gold medal performances over the weekend at the State Track Meet in Lacrosse.

On the boys side:

  • Matt Davis of Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg captured the Division 3 boys high jump.
  • Austin Jentz of Platteville was the Division 2 discus winner.

In the girls meet:

  • Kaci Martinson of Benton/ Scales Mound/Shullsburg captured Division 3 state titles in both the 1600 and 3200 meter run.
  • Fennimore’s 4×400 relay team of Lauryn Bunn, Delanee Klaas, Maddy Adam, and Brynlee Nelson.
  • Brinley Wood of Cuba City in the high jump in Division 3 while Nicole Johnson of Dodgeville/Mineral Point won the Division 2 title.

Rea No Decision in Latest Start

It was a bit of a shaky start for Cascade native Colin Rea yesterday in his latest start for the Iowa Cubs. Rea allowed five runs on eight hits in four innings of work yesterday settling for a no decision as the Iowa Cubs rallied for an 8-5 victory at Round Rock. Rea struck out five and walked three.

Regional MLB Recaps

Cards Finish Sweep of Cubs  

The Cardinals are back in the division race and just 2  1/2 behind Milwaukee after knocking off the Cubs, 2-1 to complete a three-game sweep. Adam Wainwright overcame a career-high seven walks to pitch eight shutout innings while outdueling Cole Hamels.   Kolten Wong supplied two hits and a sacrifice fly for the Redbirds, who took a 2-0 lead on pinch-hitter Matt Carpenter’s RBI single in the eighth.  St. Louis had just four hits in its fourth straight win. Chicago managed just three hits in losing for the sixth time in seven games.

 

Brewers Surge in Central Continues

– Zach Davies provided a throwback performance on Sunday that reminded baseball fans when pitchers could work into the ninth inning without possessing their best stuff.  Davies skirted in and out of trouble for eight-plus innings while scattering eight hits in the Milwaukee Brewers’ 4-2 win over the Pirates in Pittsburgh. He surrendered a leadoff double in each of his last three innings, yet the Bucs were unable to cash in.  Davies struck out just three, but he also walked only one in improving to 6-0. Corbin Burnes inherited a two-on, one-out jam in the ninth before notching his second career save.  Eric Thames provided a two-run homer and an RBI double to help Milwaukee stretch its lead in the NL Central to 1  1/2 games over the Chicago Cubs.

 

White Sox Finish Hot Home Stand

– Lucas Giolito has a seven-game winning streak after scattering five hits while working into the eighth inning of the White Sox’s 2-0 shutout of the Indians. Giolito struck out nine, walked none and extended his scoreless innings streak to 14 1/3. Tim Anderson accounted for the scoring with a fourth-inning homer and an eighth-inning double to help Chicago conclude a 6-1 homestand.

 

Twins Roll Again Over Rays

– Minnesota beat Tampa Bay for the third straight day as Jake Odorizzi  was reached for just three hits while striking out nine over six shutout innings of his eighth straight win, 9-7 over the Rays. Odorizzi left leading 7-0 and lowered his AL-leading ERA to 1.96. CJ Cron had three RBIs, and Jonathan Schoop and Jorge Polanco drove in two apiece as the Twins improved to a major league-best 40-18.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (6/2)

MLB

INTERLEAGUE

Final San Francisco 8 Baltimore 1
Final Atlanta 7 Detroit 4
Final Colorado 5 Toronto 1


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Minnesota 9 Tampa Bay 7
Final Chi White Sox 2 Cleveland 0
Final Texas 5 Kansas City 1
Final Houston 6 Oakland 4, 12 Innings
Final L-A Angels 13 Seattle 3
Final Boston 8 N-Y Yankees 5


NATIONAL LEAGUE

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


NBA FINALS

Final Golden State 109 Toronto 104 (Series tied 1-1)

Warriors get even…Busch wins at Pocono…Cantlay rallies…Lee6 takes major…Nadal, Federer advance

TORONTO (AP) – Klay Thompson scored 25 points and Stephen Curry added 23 as the Golden State Warriors beat the Raptors, 109-104 to even the NBA Finals at a game apiece. The Warriors took control with a 20-0 run, including the first 18 points of the second half. Kawhi  Leonard led all scorers with 34 points and grabbed 14 boards for the Raptors, who take on Golden State on Wednesday at Oakland.

 

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) – Kyle Busch has pulled even with Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace for ninth on the NASCAR Cup Series victory list by taking Sunday’s race at Pocono Raceway. Busch had the dominant car down the stretch to earn his 55th Cup win and first in nearly two months. He took off on the final restart with nine laps left and cruised to the finish line for his 13th top-10 finish in 14 races this season. Brad Keselowski was second, followed by Erik Jones, Chase Elliott and Clint Bowyer .

 

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) – Patrick Cantlay closed with an 8-under 64 to capture the PGA’s Memorial in comeback fashion. Cantlay began the round in a four-stroke hole before posting a two-shot win over Adam Scott. It was the lowest final round by a winner in tournament history, and it moved the 27-year-old Californian into the top 10 in the world. Martin Kaymer  started with a two-shot lead as he sought his first victory in five years, but he never recovered from back-to-back bogeys on the back nine.

 

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Jeongeun Lee6 shot a 1-under 70 to hold off third-round co-leader Celine Boutier and win the U.S. Women’s Open in Charleston, South Carolina. Lee6 was ahead by three after a birdie on the par-5 15th, but she took bogeys on the 16th and 18th to give Boutier a chance over the final two holes. Boutier missed a long birdie attempt on the 17th and put her approach to the par-4 18th in a bunker.

 

PARIS (AP) – Men’s second seed Rafael Nadal (nah-DAHL’) and No. 3 Roger Federer have advanced to the French Open quarterfinals with Sunday’s straight-sets victories. Both won by 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 scores, although Nadal faced a tougher test from Juan Ignacio Londero than Federer experienced against Leonardo Mayer. The women’s quarterfinals will include seventh seed Sloane Stephens after she coasted to a 6-4, 6-3 win against No. 19 Garbine Muguruza .

 

National Scorecard

Baseball – Saturday’s games

INTERLEAGUE

San  Francisco      8    Baltimore      2

Atlanta                10    Detroit          5

Colorado                4    Toronto          2

AMERICAN  LEAGUE

Minnesota          6    Tampa  Bay              2

Cleveland          5    Chi  White  Sox      2

Texas                  6    Kansas  City          2

L-A  Angels        6    Seattle                  3

N-Y  Yankees      5    Boston                    3

Houston              5    Oakland                  1

NATIONAL  LEAGUE

Milwaukee        12    Pittsburgh        10,  13  Innings

Washington        5    Cincinnati          2

St.  Louis          7    Chi  Cubs              4

Arizona              6    N-Y  Mets              5,  11  Innings

L-A  Dodgers      4    Philadelphia      3

Miami                  9    San  Diego            3

NATIONAL  HOCKEY  LEAGUE  PLAYOFFS

Boston      7    St.  Louis      2

WOMEN’S  NATIONAL  BASKETBALL  ASSOCIATION  PLAYOFFS

Washington      96    Atlanta              75

Indiana            92    N-Y  Liberty      77

Minnesota        70    Dallas                67

Chicago            83    Seattle              79

Racing

DETROIT (AP) – Josef Newgarden has won the first of two Detroit Grand Prix races, outlasting the competition on a rain-slicked road course.

Local Highschool Sports

Girls HS Softball

Dubuque Hempstead 13, Waterloo West 0
Dubuque Hempstead 23, Waterloo West 2

Boys HS Baseball

Dubuque, Senior 14, Cedar Rapids, Washington 3

Wahlert, Dubuque 14, Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 0
Wahlert, Dubuque 8, Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 2

Girls HS Soccer

Dyersville Beckman-2   Hudson-0

Bellevue Marquette Catholic- 0     Center Point-Urabana- 5

Boys HS Soccer

Wahlert-2   Hudson- 3

Wahlert Begins Quest for State Boys Soccer Title Today

The Iowa High School Boys State Soccer Tournament gets underway today after waiting a day for fields at the Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines to dry out.

In the Class 2-A quarterfinals, the Wahlert Golden Eagles seeded second will meet 7th seed Hudson United at 2:40 this afternoon. The winner will play in the semi-finals on Saturday afternoon against the winner of the match between 3rd seed Council Bluffs Lewis Central and Storm Lake.

Girls State Tennis Results

At the Girls High School State Tennis singles and doubles tournament. In Class 2-A played at Bettendorf, the Hempstead doubles team of Joyce Sun and Ava Hash came home with a seventh place finish.  In the Class 1-A singles tournament in Iowa City, Caroline Hutchinson of Wahlert battled to a seventh place finish.

Wisconsin State Track Meet

A number of area athletes will be competing today and tomorrow at the Wisconsin State Track and Field Championships at U-W LaCrosse Veterans Memorial Sports Complex. On the boys side Platteville and Boscobel lead the way with area qualifiers with five events each. On the girls side defending Division 3 team champ Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg  and Cuba City each have four events qualified.

To follow the results from the meet: https://results.flotrack.org/?mid=1726

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (5/31)

High School Softball 

Belmont Advance to WI State Softball Tournament 

The Belmont Braves softball team has advanced to the state softball semi-finals. Yesterday Belmont defeated Oakfield 1-0 in the Division 5 Section Four final yesterday which was shortened to five innings due to heavy rain.

The Braves will play Thursday at the Goodman Diamond in Madison. The other three semi-finalists in Division 5 are Blair-Taylor, Gilman, and Tri-County.

Iowa Regular Season Scores:

  • Hempstead split with C.R. Xavier losing 3-1 and winning 9-6.
  • Senior beat Waterloo West twice 12-2 and 8-7.
  • Wahlert lost twice to C.R Prairie 5-2 and 8-2.
  • Western Dubuque fell twice to Linn-Mar 4-2 and 11-8.
  • Camanche beat Bellevue twice 12-0 and 18-0.

High School Baseball

  • Dubuque, Senior 14, Wahlert, Dubuque 11
  • Cascade split with Anamosa losing 4-3 and winning 12-0 (5)
  • Bellevue lost twice to Camanche 11-4 and 6-2.
  • Maquoketa 1, Clear Creek-Amana 0
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic lost twice to Calamus-Wheatland.

Heiar Gets Promotion at LSU

Dubuque native Greg Heiar has received a coaching promotion at L-S-U. Tigers Head coach Will Wade has announced Heiar has been promoted to associate head coach. Wade said he’s never had an associate head coach before and said Heiar’s new role is “well-deserved.”

Heiar just finished his second season as an assistant on the Tigers bench helping lead the team to the Sweet 16 as Wade sat out while being investigated for suspicious recruiting tactics by the FBI.

Raptors top Warriors…Blues lose Sundqvist to suspension…Moore leads Memorial

TORONTO (AP) – The Toronto Raptors have opened the NBA Finals with a 118-109 downing of the two-time defending-champion Golden State Warriors. Pascal Siakam  led the way with a playoff career-high 32 points, while teammate Kawhi Leonard added 23, eight rebounds and five assists. Stephen Curry scored 34 points and Klay Thompson had 21 for the Warriors, who are seeking their third straight championship.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist has been suspended for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final for delivering an elbow to the head of Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk  on Wednesday. Sundqvist was assessed only a two-minute minor penalty for boarding for the hit that knocked Grzelcyk out of the game and possibly longer. Boston coach Bruce Cassidy said Grzelcyk was in concussion protocol and considered day-to-day.

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) – Ryan Moore birdied five of his first seven holes en route to a 7-under 65 that puts him one ahead of Jordan Spieth  after the opening round of the Memorial. Only two of his seven birdies were longer than 10 feet, and the only time he came close to a bogey was on his opening hole. Tiger Woods made a pair of late birdies to salvage a 70 in his first round since missing the cut at the PGA Championship.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Japan’s Mamiko Higa shot a bogey-free 6-under 65 for the lowest round in a U.S. Women’s Open debut. That gives the Duke sophomore a one-stroke lead over American amateur Gina Kim and Germany’s Esther Henseleit. The 25-year-old Higa tied for the third-lowest round in U.S. Women’s Open history, two off the mark set by Helen Alfredsson in 1994. Celine Boutier of France shot 67.

PARIS (AP) – The French Open continues today as Americans Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys look to advance. Stephens is scheduled to face Polona Hercog in third-round action, and Keys will try to complete her match after splitting the first two sets against Priscilla Hon. Men’s second seed Rafael Nadal has a third-round meeting with David Goffin, and No. 3 Roger Federer is scheduled to take on Casper Ruud.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (5/30)

MLB

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Tampa Bay 14 Minnesota 3
Final Kansas City 4 Texas 2
Final Chi White Sox 10 Cleveland 4
Final L-A Angels 9 Seattle 3
Boston at N-Y Yankees., postponed


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final St. Louis 5 Philadelphia 3
Final San Francisco 3 Miami 1
Final Colorado 11 Arizona 10, 10 Innings
Final Milwaukee 11 Pittsburgh 5
Final L-A Dodgers 2 N-Y Mets 0

 

NBA FINALS

Final Toronto 118 Golden State 109 (Toronto leads 1-0)

Wahlert Girls Golf Wins State Title

The Wahlert High School Girls Golf Team is Celebrating a state championship. The Golden Eagles cruised to the 3-A title yesterday by posting a two-round score of 653 which was 48 strokes better than runner-up Humboldt. Anna Jensen finishes runner-up for 2nd year in a row while Anna Nacos is 3rd, Mary Edwards 13th. The title was the first one in 45 years Wahlert girls golf team.

In Class 4A: Senior placed 5th shooting 714, while Hempstead tied for 8th with Johnston shooting 750 over the two rounds. Abby Marting was the top finisher for Senior placing 5th and Breanna Felderman was 7th. Hempstead was led by Morgan Hawkins who placed 26th. Hannah Fangmann of Western Dubuque placed 17th.

Girls High School State Tennis

Girls State Tennis

At the Girls State singles and doubles tennis tournament:

  • Class 1-A in Iowa City: Wahlert’s Caroline Hutchinson is still alive for as high as a fifth place finish in singles. Yesterday she had to teammate Anna Freiberger to remain playing today and will play Sofia Ordinteva of Saydel this morning.
  • Class 2A in Bettendorf: The Hempstead team of Joyce Sun and Ava Hash are still in the consolation bracket and can finish as high as 5th place and will next meet a team from Pleasant Valley this morning.

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (5/29)

Girls Regional Semi-Final Soccer

  • 3-A: Linn-Mar 2, Dubuque Hempstead 0
  • 2-A: North Scott 3, Wahlert Catholic 1

High School Baseball

Wisconsin Regional Finals

D-4

  • Mineral Point 11, Pecatonica 2. (The Pointers play in the Sectional semi-final on Tuesday at Johnson Creek against Deerfield.)

D-3

  • Prairie du Chien 2, Fennimore 1

Iowa High School Boys State Soccer Delayed

The soggy weather has resulted in the postponement of the Iowa High School Boys State Soccer Tournament in Des Moines. The tournament was supposed to begin today but yesterday officials with the Iowa High School Athletic Association announced due to the field conditions at the James Cownie Complex in Des Moines, the tournement would begin on Friday with finals moved to Tuesday due to association policy prohibiting postseason play on Sundays and the previously scheduled girls regional finals on Monday.

Wahlert will meet Hudson United at 2:40 Friday afternoon.

Jones National Coach of the Year/Noland Also Honored

NEW ORLEANS (Duhawks.com) – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has selected Loras Head Coach Matt Jones as the Division III Women’s Track & Field Coach of the Year, as announced on Wednesday. Jones led the Duhawks to the school’s first-ever NCAA Division III National Title at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

It was also announced this week Duhawk sprinter Gabrielle Noland was named the Outstanding Performer of the NCAA D-3 Meet last week. Noland scored 20 of the team’s 53 points individually from her titles in the 100m and 200m. Additionally, Noland ran the anchor leg in Loras’ national champion 4×100 Relay team and the 4×400 Relay squad that finished seventh.

Blues even final…Anunoby optimistic…Police reports alleges physical evidence in Herrera case

BOSTON (AP) – Carl Gunnarsson scored 3:51 into overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins, tying the Stanley Cup final at a game apiece. Gunnarsson’s tally was the first goal since teammate Vladimir Tarasenko scored late in the first period. Jordan Binnington stopped 21 shots and was perfect after Joakim Nordstrom beat him midway through the first period.

TORONTO (AP) – Toronto Raptors reserve OG Anunoby hopes to return during the NBA Finals after missing almost seven weeks because of an emergency appendectomy. Anunoby had surgery April 11, two days before the Raptors opened the first round of the playoffs against Orlando. The second-year forward played in 67 games this season, averaging 7.0 points and 2.9 rebounds.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel  Herrera left “hand print markings” on his girlfriend’s neck during a domestic assault inside an Atlantic City casino. That’s according to a police report obtained by The Philadelphia Inquirer, which also states that Herrera also left “small scratches” on her arms. He was arrested at the Golden Nugget casino Monday night and placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball while the case is investigated.

PARIS (AP) – Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka are part of today’s French Open schedule. Fourth seed Dominic Thiem  and No. 9 Fabio Fognini also see action on the main courts, as do Gael Monfils  and Lucas Pouille . Serena Williams and women’s third seed Simona Halep  will try to advance to the third round.

JOHANNESBURG (AP) – Caster Semenya has appealed the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s decision to uphold testosterone regulations for some female athletes in track and field. Lawyers for the two-time Olympic 800-meter champion say she has lodged an appeal with the Swiss Federal Tribunal, Switzerland’s supreme court. Under the IAAF’s new rules, upheld by the Switzerland-based CAS this month, Semenya is not allowed to run in international races from 400 meters to one mile unless she medically lowers her natural testosterone levels.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (5/29)

MLB

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final L-A Angels 12 Oakland 7, 11 Innings
Final Texas 8 Seattle 7
Final Cleveland 14 Boston 9
Final Detroit 4 Baltimore 2
Final Tampa Bay 4 Toronto 3, 11 Innings
Final Chi White Sox 8 Kansas City 7


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Pittsburgh 7 Cincinnati 2
Final Philadelphia 11 St. Louis 4
Final Miami 4 San Francisco 2
Final Washington 14 Atlanta 4
Final Colorado 5 Arizona 4
Final L-A Dodgers 9 N-Y Mets 8


NHL STANLEY CUP FINALS

Final OT St. Louis 3 Boston 2 (Series tied 1-1)

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (5/28)

High School Softball

Wisconsin Sectional Semi-Finals

D-5

  • Belmont 8, Southwestern 2

(Belmont will host Oakfield for the Sectional Championship tomorrow)

D-4

  • Wisconsin Heights 5, Mineral Point 4

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

  • Wahlert 3, Senior 2 

Wisconsin Regional Semi’s

D-4

  • Mineral Point 10, Southwestern 0
  • Pecatonica 5, Shullsburg/Benton 1

(Pecatonica at Mineral Point today for Regional Final)

D-3

  • Fennimore 4, Boscobel 2

(Fennimore at Prairie du Chien today for Regional Final)

 

Girls Regional Soccer

Class 1-A

  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 1, Anamosa 0

(Marquette Catholic moves to semi-finals on Friday at Center Pt./Urbana

  • Dyersville Beckman Catholic 10, Monticello 0

(Beckman moves to the semi-finals on Friday at Hudson)

Rea Shines Again for I-Cubs

Cascade native Colin Rea used just 73 pitches to cruise through seven scoreless frames while holding New Orleans to three hits in the Iowa Cubs 3-0 victory last night. The righty didn’t walk a batter and fanned five on his way to his sixth win of the season. Rea also contributed offensively with a double and scoring a run. The effort marked his longest outing since undergoing Tommy John surgery in November 2016.  Rea is now 6-and-1 with an impressive 2.77 E.R.A.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (5/28)

MLB

INTERLEAGUE

Final San Diego 5 N-Y Yankees 4
Final Houston 9 Chi Cubs 6
Final Minnesota 5 Milwaukee 3


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Chi White Sox 2 Kansas City 1
Final Detroit 3 Baltimore 0
Final Tampa Bay 3 Toronto 1
Final Cleveland 7 Boston 5
Final Chi White Sox 4 Kansas City 3
Final L-A Angels 6 Oakland 4
Final Texas 11 Seattle 4


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Cincinnati 11 Pittsburgh 6
Final Philadelphia 4 St. Louis 3
Final Miami 11 San Francisco 3
Final Washington 5 Atlanta 4
Final Colorado 6 Arizona 2
Final N-Y Mets 7 L-A Dodgers 3

Senior, Hempstead, and Wahlert Scheduled to Start State Golf Meet Today

The Senior, Hempstead, and Wahlert Girls High School Girls Golf teams are scheduled to begin Day 1 in state meet competition a little later this morning in Central Iowa.

Both Senior and Hempstead are at the Coldwater Links near Ames in the 4-A field. The Rams were Regional Champs and Hempstead qualified with their runner-up finish. Hannah Fangman of Western Dubuque is qualified individually.

Following their Regional Championship last week, Wahlert is one of the team favorites at the 3A Meet at Otter Creek near Ankeny. Shooting a 335 in the regional, the Golden Eagles had the lowest qualifying score of any team in the 3-A Field.

Courtney Olson of Clayton Ridge is playing at the 1-A State meet at the American Legion Course in Marshalltown.

Wahlert Boys Soccer State Tournament Trip

The Wahlert boys high school soccer team are seeded second in the Class 2-A field at the State Soccer Tournament in Des Moines which begins Thursday. The Golden Eagles (12-5) will meet 7th seed Hudson United (18-2) at 2:40 on Thursday at the James Cownie Complex. The winner advances to the semi-finals on Friday to meet the Storm Lake-Council Bluffs Lewis Central winner.

Wahlert advanced to state with a win on Saturday in the substate final against Marion

 

Loras Still Celebrating 1st National Title

The Loras Womens Track team is still relishing the school’s first National Championship performance over the weekend. The Duhawks claimed the team title at the Division 3 championships in Geneva, Ohio by racking up 53 team points to outscore second place Washington University who finished with 49. The team title was paced by speedster Gabriele Noland who won titles in the 100 and 200, posting the fastest All-Conditions Time in Championship History in the 100 in 11.48. She also was the anchor on the Duhawks championship 4×100 and led off a 7th place effort in the 4×400.

On the men’s side Loras had a national champion with Patrick Mickel winning the 400 setting a stadium record and the 10th fastest time in Division 3 history. Mickel also anchored the men’s 4×400 relay to a 2nd place effort and was 8th in the 200.

Bruins claim Game 1 … All-Star Bill Buckner dies … Serena, Djokovic advance

BOSTON (AP) – Sean Kuraly scored the tiebreaking goal 5:21 into the third period and had an assist as the Boston Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues, 4-2 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final. The Blues led 2-0 early in the second period, but Connor Clifton tallied 76 seconds after Vladimir Tarasenko’s goal before Charlie McAvoy knotted the score on a power play with 7:19 left in the period. Brad Marchand added an empty-netter and Tuukka Rask made 18 saves for the Bruins.

UNDATED (AP) – The family of former major leaguer Bill Buckner says in a statement that the former outfielder and first baseman died Monday at 69 following a long battle with dementia. Buckner was a 1981 All-Star and a 1980 batting champion while with the Chicago Cubs. But he is better known as the first baseman who allowed Mookie Wilson’s slow roller to go underneath his glove to end Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, allowing the Mets to beat the Red Sox before capturing the Fall Classic in seven games.

BOSTON (AP) – Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia  will take an “indefinite leave” in his long struggle to recover from knee trouble, putting in doubt whether he’ll ever play again in the majors. Boston has put the longtime star on the 60-day injured list. The 35-year-old Pedroia has tried for a season-and-half to fully return from surgery on his left knee.

PARIS (AP) – Serena Williams had to shake off some rust before winning her first-round match at the French Open, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0 over 83rd-ranked Vitalia Diatchenko on Monday. Williams had completed only three matches since her Australian Open ended four months ago, and she cited a bothersome left knee when pulling out of her past two tournaments. Women’s sixth seed Petra Kvitova  withdrew from the tournament ahead of her first-round match because of an injured left forearm.

PARIS (AP) – Top-ranked Novak Djokovic  cruised to a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 victory in his first-round match at the French Open. It’s the 22nd consecutive victory in Grand Slam tournaments for Djokovic, who is attempting to become only the second man in history to hold all four major titles at the same time on two separate occasions. Rafael Nadal made light work of qualifier Yannick Hanfmann, winning 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the second round.

National Scoreboard from Monday (5/27)

MLB

INTERLEAGUE

Final N-Y Yankees 5 San Diego 2
Final Houston 6 Chi Cubs 5
Final Milwaukee 5 Minnesota 4


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Baltimore 5 Detroit 3
Final Tampa Bay 8 Toronto 3
Final Boston 12 Cleveland 5
Final Oakland 8 L-A Angels 5
Final Seattle 6 Texas 2
Kansas City at Chi White Sox  (PPD)


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Miami 3 Washington 2
Final Pittsburgh 8 Cincinnati 5
Final Colorado 4 Arizona 3, 11 Innings
Final Cincinnati 8 Pittsburgh 1
Final L-A Dodgers 9 N-Y Mets 5


NATIONAL HOCKEY STANLEY CUP FINALS

Final Boston 4 St. Louis 2 (Boston leads series 1-0)

National Scorecard

Baseball

INTERLEAGUE

Toronto      10    San  Diego      1

N-Y  Mets      4    Detroit          3

Colorado      8    Baltimore      7

AMERICAN  LEAGUE

Tampa  Bay          6    Cleveland              3

Boston                4    Houston                  1

Minnesota          7    Chi  White  Sox      0

Kansas  City      8    N-Y  Yankees          7,  10  Innings

Oakland              7    Seattle                  1

L-A  Angels        7    Texas                      6

NATIONAL  LEAGUE

L-A  Dodgers    11    Pittsburgh            7

Washington        9    Miami                      6

Milwaukee          9    Philadelphia        1

Cincinnati      10    Chi  Cubs                2

Arizona              6    San  Francisco      2

Atlanta              4    St.  Louis              3,  10  Innings

WOMEN’S  NATIONAL  BASKETBALL  ASSOCIATION  PLAYOFFS

Las  Vegas      83    L.A.  Sparks      70

RACING

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) – Martin Truex Jr. has won the caution-filled Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway by holding off Joey Logano and Kyle Busch in NASCAR’s longest race.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Simon Pagenaud likely saved his job. Pagenaud gave Penske an 18th Indianapolis 500 victory by out-dueling Alexander Rossi in a breathtaking 13-lap sprint to the finish.

Raptors reach NBA Finals…Astros shelve Springer…Na leads Colonial…Broadhurst eyes repeat

TORONTO (AP) – The Toronto Raptors have advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time by rallying from a 15-point deficit in a 100-93 triumph over the Milwaukee Bucks. Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard scored 27 points and had 17 rebounds for the Raptors, who went on a 26-3 run in the second half to surge ahead. Toronto swept the last four games of the Eastern Conference finals to earn a meeting with the Golden State Warriors, beginning Thursday in Toronto.
HOUSTON (AP) -The Houston Astros have placed outfielder George Springer on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain. Springer suffered the injury trying to make a sliding catch on a foul ball in the eighth inning of Friday’s game against the Red Sox. He was playing in his first game back after missing the previous four with a stiff back. Springer is batting .308 this season with 17 home runs 43 RBIs.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Kevin Na (nah) will carry a two-stroke lead into the final round at Colonial. Na followed Friday’s 62 with a 1-under 69 for a 9-under total. He recovered from a double bogey at the par-5 11th that cost him the lead, steadying himself over the final seven holes. Jordan Spieth (speeth) and Furyk (FYOOR’-ihk) both shot 68 and were among a quintet at 7 under.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) – Defending champion Paul Broadhurst waited out two storm delays to shoot a bogey-free third round and open a two-shot lead at the Senior PGA Championship. The 53-year-old from England fired a 3-under 67 and moved to 6-under. He entered the day as the co-leader with Esteban Toledo, who tumbled into seventh at 1 over for the tournament by shooting 4 over 74. Retief Goosen (GOO’-sehn) is second at 4 under after a 67.
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) – Mark Stone scored his tournament-leading eighth goal and Matt Murray made 39 saves to carry Canada to a 5-1 win over the Czech Republic, 5-1 in the world hockey championship. The outcome puts the Canadians in Sunday’s title game against Finland. In the first semifinal, Marko Anttila scored midway through the third period in Finland’s 1-0 victory over Russia.

W.D’s Harris Gatorade Iowa Baseball Player of the Year

Western Dubuque junior Calvin Harris has received accolades for his accomplishments on the diamond last season. Harris has been named the Gatorade Iowa Baseball Player of the Year for the 2018-19 school year.

The right-handed catcher, infielder and pitcher led the Bobcats to the 4-A state semi-finals last season posting an 8-1 record with a 0.53 ERA and 100 strikeouts in 53 innings pitched and also batted .413 with eight home runs with 52 RBI’s. The honor makes Harris a candidate for the National Player of the Year. He is the first Iowa underclassman to win the honor.

Here is the complete press release on Harris’ accomplishment: https://t.co/WOOPUqTeNY?amp=1

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (5/23)

 

        HIGH SCHOOL

GIRLS SOCCER

Iowa Regional Tourney

Class 3A

  • Hempstead 1, Senior 0 (The Mustangs are at Linn-Mar in the regional semi’s on Wednesday).

Class 2A

  • Wahlert 6, Maquoketa 0 (The Golden Eagles are at North Scott Tuesday)
  • Decorah 2, Western Dubuque 0

BASEBALL

  • Hempstead 10, #7 2-A Dyersville Beckman 3
  • #2 Western Dubuque swept Cedar Rapids Kennedy 6-1 and 7-5.
  • #3 2-A Cascade won twice over Northeast 5-0 and 7-2
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic wins twice over Springville 11-4 and 9-7.
  • Bellevue defeats North Cedar twice 9-5 and 14-4.
  • Clayton Ridge/Central defeated Postville twice 8-7 and 13-12

Wisconsin Regional Scores:

D-4

  • Southwestern 6, Argyle 5
  • Shullsburg/Benton 10 Blackhawk 0
  • Pecatonica 5, Darlington 1
  • Iowa Grant 8, River Ridge 4

D-3

  • Wisconsin Heights 14, Cuba City 12
  • Fennimore 8, Lancaster 4
  • Boscobel 4, Richland Center 2

D-2

  • Monona Grove 7, Platteville 4

SOFTBALL

  • #14 Hempstead was swept by #4 Iowa City High 2-1 (9) and 5-4.
  • Senior lost twice to #2 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 10-0 both games.
  • Wahlert beat Cedar Rapids Washington twice 14-0 and 11-1.
  • Dyersville Beckman split with 3-A #12 Benton Community winning 7-3 and losing 3-2.
  • Bellevue dropped two against North Cedar 13-1 and 14-0.

Wisconsin Regional Finals

D-5

  • Belmont 3, Black Hawk 1
  • Southwestern 5, Argyle 4

(Southwestern at Belmont Tuesday in the Sectional semi’s)

D-4

  • Wisconsin Heights 10, Lancaster 3
  • Mineral Point 8, Fennimore 0

(Mineral Point at Wisconsin Heights Tuesday in the Sectional semi’s)

D-3

  • Aquinas 6, Platteville 5 (9) 

High School Boys Tennis

  • Wahlert Catholic sophomore Charlie Fair begins play today at the Class 1-A boy’s high school tennis singles championship in Waterloo. Fair won the singles district crown to advance and is seeded third of the eight qualifiers. The event will start indoors due to the weather, but may move outdoors if the weather allows at Byrnes Park Tennis Complex

NCAA D-3 Track and Field Championships Day 1

Kassie Rosenbum of Loras won a national championship in the women’s 10,000 meters yesterday at the NCAA Division 3 championships in Geneva, Ohio. The Duhawks sophomore, and former Clayton Ridge prep  won in a time of 35:39.98 .

Also yesterday

In the women’s discus, University of Dubuque’s Kelsey Betthauser placed ninth, along with teammates Kayla Slowick (17th) and Rebecca Burmahl (18th).

In the men’s discus, Dubuque’s Blaze Murfin placed fifth and UW-Platteville’s Alex Girard was ninth.

The championships will continue through tomorrow.

 Raptors rally past Bucks for series lead…No KD for Game 1 of Finals…Byron takes Coca-Cola pole

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Toronto Raptors are within one victory of their first berth in the NBA Finals following a 105-99 win over Milwaukee in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. Kawhi  Leonard scored 15 of his game-high 35 points while the Raptors outscored the Bucks, 33-24 in the fourth quarter. Fred VanVleet hit seven of Toronto’s 18 3-pointers and finished with 21 points.

 

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Kevin Durant is yet to progress to on-court work in his recovery from a strained right calf. That means he won’t be ready to return for Golden State in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on May 30. Durant was injured during Game 5 of the conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets. However, big man DeMarcus Cousins might be healthy for the series opener against either Milwaukee or Toronto as he works his way back from a torn left quadriceps muscle.

 

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) – Charlotte native William Byron has become the youngest driver ever to capture the pole for the Coca-Cola 600. The 21-year-old Byron turned a lap of 183.424 mph in his No. 24 Chevrolet at Charlotte Motor Speedway to start out front Sunday in NASCAR’s longest race. Aric Almirola will start alongside Byron on the front row in his No. 10 Ford. It is one of six Fords starting in the top 10. Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon and Kevin Harvick round out the top five qualifiers.

 

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Tony Finau  shot a 6-under 64 to take a one-shot lead over local favorite Jordan Spieth (speeth) and Roger Sloan at Colonial in Fort Worth. Finau had five birdies over seven holes before closing with five straight pars. He hasn’t finished higher than 60th in three tournaments since tying for fifth at the Masters. Spieth ended up with seven birdies in a span of 10 holes, the other highlight a 46-foot putt on No. 4.

 

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) – Scott Parel took advantage of ideal scoring conditions Thursday morning to shoot a 4-under 66 and take the first-round lead in the weather-delayed Senior PGA Championship. The gusting afternoon wind hadn’t yet fully arrived when Parel closed with birdies on the par-4 17th and 18th. Retief  Goosen, Marco Dawson and Ken Tanigawa are a stroke back.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (5/23)

MLB

INTERLEAGUE

Final Miami 5 Detroit 2


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final N-Y Yankees 6 Baltimore 5
Final Boston 8 Toronto 2
Final Minnesota 16 L-A Angels 7
Final Tampa Bay 7 Cleveland 2
Final Chi White Sox 4 Houston 0


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final N-Y Mets 6 Washington 4
Final Pittsburgh 14 Colorado 6
Final Philadelphia 9 Chi Cubs 7
Final Atlanta 5 San Francisco 4, 13 Innings


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final Toronto 105 Milwaukee 99 (Toronto leads 3-2)

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (5/22)

BOYS SUBSTATE SOCCER SCORES

Class 3-A

  • Pleasant Valley 5, Dubuque, Senior 0
  • Bettendorf 8, Epworth, Western Dubuque 0

Class 2-A

  • Wahlert, 1, Clear Creek Amana 0 (PK’s 5-4)…(The Golden Eagles advance to play Marion in the Substate 4 final on Saturday at Noon at Marion

Class 1-A

  • Dyersville Beckman Catholic 2, Davenport Assumption 1
  • Center Point-Urbana 2, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 1

(Beckman hosts Center Point-Urbana Saturday at noon)

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

  • #7 2A Dyersville Beckman 6, #2 4A Western Dubuque 3
  • Maquoketa lost twice to Davenport North 11-3 and 12-1. 

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

  • Western Dubuque split at #8 5ACedar Rapids Jefferson winning 5-4 and losing 4-3.
  • Maquoketa defeated Center Point-Urbana twice 9-3 and 9-8.

NCAA  D-3 and NAIA Track and Field Championships

The NCAA Division 3 Track and Field Championships take place today through Saturday in Geneva, Ohio. All three area colleges are well represented.

  • The University of Dubuque has athletes qualified in 11 events, six on the men’s side including defending national shot put champ Blaze Murfin who is qualified in that event along with the Discus and Hammer. On the women’s side Allison Beeman is a qualifier in the 100, 200, and as member of the Spartans 4×100 relay
  • Loras has athletes qualified in 12 events: On the men’s side: Patrick Mickel is qualified in the 200, 400, and as the anchor of both the 4×100 and 4×400 relays. For the ladies, Gabrielle Noland is in the 100, 200, and member of both the 4×100 and 4×400.
  • U-W Platteville has a total of 10 events.  Zach Lee has the country’s top qualifying time in the 1500.
  • Five members of the Clarke University squad at the NAIA Championships in Gulf Shores Alabama today through Saturday.

Wieskamp Withdraws From NBA Draft

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa men’s basketball player Joe Wieskamp announced on Wednesday that he has withdrawn his name from the 2019 NBA Draft and will return for his sophomore season.

Wieskamp (6-foot-6, 205 pounds) was second in the Big Ten Conference in 3-point accuracy (.424, 59-of-139), and ranked third on the Hawkeyes in scoring (11.1 ppg) and steals (32), and second in rebounding (4.9 rpg) last season as a freshman.

Regional MLB Recaps from Wednesday (5/22)

Cubs Rally to Beat Phils Again  

– Albert Almora Jr. hit his first career grand slam and the Cubs rallied from an early three-run deficit with three homers to beat the Phillies, 8-4. Anthony Rizzo tied it with a two-run blast in the third inning, and Javier Baez added a solo shot in the seventh after being held out of the previous two games with a bruised right heel. Tyler Chatwood earned the win with four innings of one-run, three-hit relief.

 

Brewers Outslug Reds

– Milwaukee pitcher Kyle Davies and Cincinnati hurler Luis Castillo carried sub-two ERAs into their matchup at Miller Park Wednesday afternoon. Neither pitcher made it past the third inning as the Brewers won a slugfest against the Reds.  Yasmani Grandal  smacked a two-run homer while the Brewers scored five times in the sixth inning to rally past the Reds, 11-9. Keston Hiura and Mike Moustakas also homered to help the Brewers storm back from a 6-1, third-inning deficit.

 

STL and KC Split

– Kansas City took the opener of its doubleheader with St. Louis as Brad Keller pitched seven-plus innings of two-hit baseball in the Royals’ 8-2 romp over the Cardinals. St. Louis gained a split of the twinbill as Marcell Ozuna and Matt Carpenter went deep as part of a four-homer barrage in the Cardinals’ 10-3 thumping of Kansas City.

 

Jimenez Powers Soxs Past Astros

– Eloy Jimenez homered twice and the White Sox turned the majors’ first triple play of the season in a 9-4 victory over the Astros. Third baseman Yoan Moncada  grabbed Jake Marisnick’s third-inning grounder to start a 5-4-3 triple play. Charlie Tilson’s first career homer was a grand slam in Chicago’s six-run sixth.

 

Twins in Rare L-A  PPD

– The Twins and Angels were rained out in Anaheim and will make up the game on Thursday. It’s only the third postponement at Angel Stadium since 1995 and the 12th since the stadium opened in 1966.

Howard back with maize and blue…Yanks’ Stanton has setback…Panthers coach unworried about Newton

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Juwan Howard has agreed to a five-year deal to take over as head basketball coach of Michigan, his alma mater. The Miami Heat assistant coach replaces John Beilein (BEE’-lyn), who left to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers. Howard helped Michigan reach the national championship game twice before spending 19 seasons in the NBA, averaging 13.4 points and 6.1 rebounds.

BALTIMORE – New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has taken a step back in his return from arm injuries and won’t play in any rehabilitation games for seven to 10 days because of left calf tightness. But Yanks shortstop Didi Gregorius  moved ahead toward a mid-June return. He went 1 for 3 with a walk as the designated hitter in an extended spring training game after taking one day off due to dehydration.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he’s not concerned that Cam Newton still isn’t throwing a football nearly four months after his starting quarterback had surgery on his right shoulder. Newton struggled to throw the football more than 20 yards downfield last season because of shoulder discomfort and lack of arm strength. Rivera says there’s “no timetable” for when Newton will start throwing, but he remains optimistic the quarterback will be ready to practice when training camp arrives in late July.

WASHINGTON (AP) – A person with knowledge of the situation says the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will have 32 teams. FIFA  had floated a proposal to expand the tournament to 48 nations. FIFA had been exploring whether logistical and political complexities could be overcome to expand the tournament from 32 to 48 teams.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Tony Stewart headlines a Joe Gibbs racing trio that has been elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The three-time Cup Series champion will be inducted alongside car owner Joe Gibbs and former teammate Bobby Labonte . Driver Buddy Baker and mechanic Waddell Wilson were also voted in. Stewart won 49 Cup Series races during his 17-year NASCAR career.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (5/22)

MLB

INTERLEAGUE

Final Kansas City 8 St. Louis 2
Final Tampa Bay 8 L-A Dodgers 1
Final Miami 6 Detroit 3
Final St. Louis 10 Kansas City 3


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Oakland 7 Cleveland 2
Final Texas 2 Seattle 1
Final N-Y Yankees 7 Baltimore 5
Final Boston 6 Toronto 5, 13 Innings
Final Chi White Sox 9 Houston 4
Minnesota at L-A Angels, postponed


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Milwaukee 11 Cincinnati 9
Final San Diego 5 Arizona 2
Final Colorado 9 Pittsburgh 3
Final N-Y Mets 6 Washington 1
Final Chi Cubs 8 Philadelphia 4
Final Atlanta 9 San Francisco 2

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (5/21)

          HIGH SCHOOL

BASEBALL

Wisconsin

  • Mineral Point 20, Potosi/Cassville 2

SOFTBALL

  • Hempstead swept Wahlert 11-1 and 9-3. Hempstead coach Alisha Frese recorded win number 400 of her coaching career in the first Mustang victory.
  • Senior 7, Western Dubuque 6 (game 2 was ppd.)

Wisconsin Regional Semi-Finals (winners advance) to Regional Finals on Thursday

D5

  • Belmont 8, Barneveld 3
  • Southwestern 8, Iowa-Grant 6
  • Argyle 6, River Ridge 0
  • Black Hawk at Potosi (no result reported)

D4

  • Wisconsin Heights 14, Benton/Shullsburg 0 (5)
  • Lancaster 4, Juda/Albany 2
  • Fennimore 14, Cuba City 4 (6)
  • Mineral Point 14, Boscobel 2 (5)

D3

  • Platteville 2, River Valley 0

 

 

GIRLS TENNIS

  • Wahlert has landed a spot in the Class 1-A state semi-final field in the girls high school state team tennis tournament. Yesterday in Iowa City, the Golden Eagles defeated Fairfield 5-4. Wahlert, who finished state runner up last season will be back in action on Saturday, June 1st in Des Moines. Waterloo Columbus ,Cedar Rapids Xavier , and Shenandoah are the other semifinalists

 

GIRLS SOCCER

  • Cedar Rapids Prairie 4, Wahlert Catholic 0
  • Cedar Rapids Xavier 4, Dubuque Hempstead 2
  • Western Dubuque 2, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 1 (OT)

Regional MLB Recaps from Tuesday (5/21)

Cubs Walk Off in 9th

– The Cubs scored twice in the bottom of the ninth to pull out a 3-2 win against the Phillies. Kris Bryant had three hits and scored twice, tying the game when he beat a throw to the plate. Pinch-hitter Javier Baez won it with an RBI single to complete the rally after the Cubs coughed up a ninth-inning lead against Philadelphia on Monday.

 

Reds Shutdown Brewers

– Sonny Gray and three Cincinnati relievers combined on a six-hitter in a 3-0 shutout of the Brewers. Gray tied his season high with nine strikeouts over six innings of his first win as a Red. It was the major league-leading seventh shutout for the Reds as the Brewers were blanked for the first time this season.

 

Astros and Verlander Handcuff Soxs

– Justin Verlander took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and struck out a season-high 12 to lead the Astros to a 5-1 win over the White Sox. Verlander improved to 8-1 by allowing one hit and walking one in eight innings for his fourth straight win, losing the no-hitter when Jose Abreu  homered in the seventh. Yuli Gurriel  hit a solo shot to give the Astros home runs in 18 straight games, tying the second-longest streak in franchise history.

 

Twins Still Streaking

– Marwin Gonzalez launched a two-run homer and drove in three as the sizzling Twins dumped the Angels, 8-3. Luis Arraez added a solo blast in Minnesota’s seventh victory in eight games. Eddie Rosario and Jorge Polanco each collected two RBIs to

Jordan Bohannon Sidelined With Hip Injury

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Iowa Hawkeye basketball team received and unfortunate setback yesterday. University of Iowa senior guard Jordan Bohannon will undergo a hip scope today at the University of Iowa Hospitals and will be out for an indefinite period of time.

Bohannon, a third team All Big 10 performer this past season sustained the injury early in the season. He attempted to avoid surgery with rest and rehab this spring, but it was decided this was the best course of action. It’s too early to tell if Bohannon will be back on the court this coming season.

Raptors get even…NBA All-Rookie team…Blues reach final, finally…Urias back with Dodgers

TORONTO (AP) – The NBA’s Eastern Conference finals are tied at two games apiece after Kyle Lowry scored 25 points in the Toronto Raptors’ 120-102 win over Milwaukee. The Raptors won easily despite a hobbled Kawhi Leonard, who still finished with 19 points. Serge Ibaka  had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Raptors, while Norm Powell came off the bench to hit four 3s and score 18 points.

NEW YORK (AP) – Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Luka Doncic and Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young are unanimous first-team picks for the NBA All-Rookie team. Also making the first team were Suns center Deandre Ayton, Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson and Kings forward Marvin Bagley III. Rookie of the year will be announced at the NBA Awards show on June 24.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Jordan Binnington stopped 25 shots and the St. Louis Blues advanced to the Stanley Cup final for the first time since 1970 by whipping the San Jose Sharks, 5-1. Vladimir Tarasenko and Brayden Schenn each scored a power-play goal and David Perron added a goal and an assist in the Blues’ third straight win. Perron put St. Louis ahead to stay by scoring 92 seconds after the opening faceoff.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias was reinstated by Major League Baseball after being placed on leave for seven days while MLB officials looked into his May 13 arrest for investigation of misdemeanor domestic battery. Police said Urias was taken into custody in the parking lot of a Los Angeles shopping mall but police did not release details. Urias addressed his teammates for about five minutes in the clubhouse yesterday before the series opener at Tampa Bay.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – A person familiar with the situation says the New England Patriots have reached an agreement on a two-year extension with receiver Julian Edelman. The source says the deal is worth $18 million and includes an $8 million signing bonus and $12 million in guaranteed money. He had 74 catches for 850 yards and six touchdowns last season after missing the four games for violating the league’s performance enhancers policy.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (5/21)

MLB

INTERLEAGUE

Final Miami 5 Detroit 4, 11 Innings
Final L-A Dodgers 7 Tampa Bay 3
Kansas City at St. Louis 8:15 p.m., postponed


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Oakland 5 Cleveland 3
Final N-Y Yankees 11 Baltimore 4
Final Toronto 10 Boston 3
Final Texas 5 Seattle 3
Final Houston 5 Chi White Sox 1
Final Minnesota 8 L-A Angels 3


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Colorado 5 Pittsburgh 0
Final Chi Cubs 3 Philadelphia 2
Final N-Y Mets 6 Washington 5
Final Cincinnati 3 Milwaukee 0
Final San Francisco 4 Atlanta 3
Final San Diego 3 Arizona 2


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final Toronto 120 Milwaukee 102 (Series tied 2-2)


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Final St. Louis 5 San Jose 1 (St. Louis win series 4-2)