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Happ scores 30 as Wisconsin pulls away from Xavier 77-68

CINCINNATI (AP) – Ethan Happ followed his triple-double in Wisconsin’s opener with another dominant performance last night, getting 30 points and 13 rebounds as the Badgers pulled away to a 77-68 victory over Xavier in the Gavitt Tipoff Games.

Wisconsin (2-0) opened the second half with a 19-4 run led by Happ , who drove inside for four baskets that set the tone. Xavier didn’t get closer than six points the rest of the way, snapping its streak of 41 straight nonconference victories at the Cintas Center.


Wisconsin hosts Southern Baptist on Saturday.

Freshman Akinjo leads Georgetown past Illinois 88-80

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – Freshman James Akinjo had 19 points, including a key 3-point play, and seven assists, Jamorko Pickett blocked a shot in the closing seconds and Georgetown beat Illinois 88-80.

Ayo Dosunmu led Illinois (1-1) with three 3-pointers and 25 points. Andres Feliz had 13 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals.


Illinois: The Illini will travel to Hawaii on Thursday in preparation for the Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center. Illinois will face No. 3 Gonzaga on Nov. 19.

Regional College Women’s Basketball Scores

  •  #13 Iowa 104, Western Kentucky 67 (Megan Gustafson lead 4 in double figures with 29)


  • Iowa State 67, Auburn 64 (Pre-season WNIT semi-finals) Iowa State will take on the winner of Thursday’s Marquette vs. Miami semifinal game on Sunday in Ames.


  • Wisconsin 68, U-W Milwaukee 57 (Badgers 2-0)

Melvin, Snitker get top MGR honors…Bell snubs Steelers…Rams-Chiefs game moved to LA

NEW YORK (AP) – Oakland’s Bob Melvin has been named the American League Manager of the year for the third time, receiving 18 first-place votes and 121 points from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The Athletics won 97 games and finished second in the AL West before losing the wild-card game to the Yankees, one year after losing 87 games. Boston’s Alex Cora was second with 79 points, 22 more than Kevin Cash of Tampa Bay.

NEW YORK (AP) – Brian Snitker is the National League Manager of the Year after leading the Braves to 90 victories and the NL East title. Snitker received 17 first-place votes, nine seconds and one third for 116 points from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America for turning around a club that was 72-90 last season. Milwaukee’s Craig Counsell was second with 99 points, followed by Colorado’s Bud Black with 41.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has refused to sign his $14.4 million franchise tender before yesterday’s deadline, making him ineligible to play for the AFC North leaders or anyone else this season. Bell declined to accept the offer after becoming one of only three players in recent NFL history to be franchise tagged in consecutive seasons, joining linebacker Karlos Dansby and quarterback Kirk Cousins. Second-year back James Connor has been outstanding during Bell’s absence, ranking third in the NFL with 771 yards rushing.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Monday’s anticipated matchup between the Rams and Kansas City Chiefs has been moved from Mexico City to Los Angeles by the NFL due to the poor condition of the field at Azteca Stadium. The league said it determined that the recently re-sodded field at Mexico City’s historic stadium “does not meet NFL standards for playability and consistency, and will not meet those standards by next Monday.” Both teams are 9-1, making it just the fifth game since the 1970 merger between teams with one or fewer losses in Week 11 or later.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Golden State Warriors suspended All-Star forward Draymond Green for last night’s game against Atlanta because of conduct detrimental to the team. He had a heated exchange with teammate Kevin Durant after Green lost the ball instead of passing it to Durant during the waning moments of regulation in Monday’s overtime loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Green has been off to a strong start this season for the two-time defending NBA champions, averaging 7.5 points, 7.8 rebounds and 7.4 assists.

NBA/NHL/Top 25 College Basketball from Tuesday (11/13)


Final Cleveland 113 Charlotte 89
Final Houston 109 Denver 99
Final Golden State 110 Atlanta 103


Final New Jersey 4 Pittsburgh 2
Final N-Y Islanders 5 Vancouver 2
Final Florida 2 Philadelphia 1
Final Buffalo 2 Tampa Bay 1
Final Detroit 6 Arizona 1
Final Washington 5 Minnesota 2
Final Edmonton 6 Montreal 2
Final Toronto 5 L.A. Kings 1
Final San Jose 5 Nashville 4


Final (5) Tennessee 66 Georgia Tech 53
Final (22) LSU 85 Memphis 76

Area Scoreboard from Monday (11/12)



  • Loras 77, #21 U-W Whitewater 73 (Marissa Schroeder career high 25)


  • Dubuque 90, Finlandia 56 (Sydney Hazuga 23 points to lead UD in their opener)

Gustafson Tabbed B1G Player of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa women’s basketball senior Megan Gustafson has been named the Big Ten Player of the Week.

Gustafson led Iowa in points, rebounds, assists, and blocks in the Hawkeyes season-opening win against Oral Roberts. Gustafson netted 23 points , pulled down 17 rebounds, including seven offensive boards. She also registered six assists, four blocks, and committed zero turnovers in 32 minutes of action.

The conference award is Gustafson’s first of the season. She broke a Big Ten single-season record last season with nine Player of the Week honors.

Iowa State beats Texas Southern 85-73

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Marial Shayok scored a career-high 26 points, freshman Talen Horton-Tucker had 26 as well and Iowa State held off Texas Southern 85-73 on Monday night for its third straight win.

Nick Weiler-Babb posted 13 points with 13 rebounds for the Cyclones (3-0), who go to Hawaii for Maui Invitational games against Arizona, either third-ranked Gonzaga or Illinois and then an opponent yet to be determined.

Giants win…T-Wolves trade Jimmy Butler…NASCAR’s Silver Fox dies

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – The New York Giants have snapped a five-game losing streak with a Monday night win by beating the San Francisco 49ers 27-23. Both teams now have just two wins for the season. Eli Manning threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard with 53 seconds left.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – On the same day the Timberwolves finally traded Jimmy Butler, Minnesota snapped a five-game losing streak with a 120-113 win Monday over the visiting Brooklyn Nets. The Nets lost leading scorer Caris LeVert to what appeared to be a severe right leg injury late in the first half.

MIAMI (AP) – All-Star forward Jimmy Butler is now a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, after they and the Minnesota Timberwolves received approval from the league office on the terms of the trade that was agreed to over the weekend. Butler and Justin Patton were traded to Philadelphia, in exchange for Robert Covington, Dario Saric and Jerryd Bayless along with a 2022 second-round draft pick.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Paul George matched his season high with 32 points and went 6 of 10 from 3-point range, Dennis Schroder added 20 points and nine assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Phoenix Suns 118-101. The Thunder have won eight of their last nine games after a 0-4 start while the Suns have lost four straight and 11 of their last 12.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) – NASCAR’s Silver Fox David Pearson has died at 83. Pearson was a three-time Cup champion and his 105 career victories trail only Richard Petty’s 200 wins on NASCAR’s all-time list. Pearson made his NASCAR debut in 1960 and along with Petty, Bobby Allison and Cale Yarborough. Pearson was inducted into the second class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

NBA/NHL/NFL/Top 25 College Basketball Scoreboard from Monday (11/12)


Final Washington 117 Orlando 109
Final New Orleans 126 Toronto 110
Final Philadelphia 124 Miami 114
Final Oklahoma City 118 Phoenix 101
Final Utah 96 Memphis 88
Final Minnesota 120 Brooklyn 113
Final Dallas 103 Chicago 98
Final Sacramento 104 San Antonio 99
Final OT L.A. Clippers 121 Golden State 116


Final OT Carolina 3 Chicago 2
Final N-Y Rangers 2 Vancouver 1
Final Columbus 2 Dallas 1
Final SO Anaheim 2 Nashville 1


Final N-Y Giants 27 San Francisco 23


Final (2) Kansas 84 Vermont 68
Final (7) North Carolina 90 Stanford 72
Final (12) Kansas St. 64 Denver 56
Final (25) Buffalo 62 S. Illinois 53

Iowa comes alive in 2nd half, sneaks past Green Bay, 93-82

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Luka Garza scored 17 points, Tyler Cook added 17 and Iowa overcame a sluggish start in a 93-82 win over Green Bay on Sunday. The Phoenix (1-2) jumped out to an early 20-12 lead in the first half and hung around in the second. The Hawkeyes (2-0) took control in the final half, however, outscoring Green Bay by 10 points. Cook and point guard Jordan Bohannon combined for 27 second-half points.


Iowa travels to New York City for a showdown against Oregon on Thursday as the 2K Classic for the Wounded Warrior Project moves from campus sites to Madison Square Garden.

Brees passes Favre as Saints roll…Rams, Chiefs win, Pats fall…Northwestern cracks poll

CINCINNATI (AP) – Drew Brees  passed Brett Favre for second place on the all-time lead for touchdown throws while he tossed three in the first half of the New Orleans Saints’ eighth straight win, a 51-14 rout of the Bengals at Cincinnati. His 17-yard TD to Michael Thomas with 2 seconds left in the half gave him 509 career touchdown passes, one more than Favre. Brees was 22 of 25 for 265 yards and no interceptions for the 8-1 Saints, with Mark Ingram catching 13 passes for 104 yards.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Rams bounced back from last week’s loss to New Orleans as Jared Goff passed for 318 yards and two touchdowns in a 36-31 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Brandin Cooks rushed for a 9-yard touchdown with 5:49 to play on the first snap after Dante Fowler forced and recovered a fumble by Russell Wilson. Todd Gurley rushed for 120 yards and a score as the 9-1 Rams completed a season sweep of the 4-5 Seahawks.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Patrick Mahomes threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns as the Kansas City Chiefs rolled past the Arizona Cardinals 26-14. Mahomes threw both TD passes to Tyreek Hill, the second giving the Chiefs’ first-year starter a team-record 31 for the season. Larry Fitzgerald passed Terrell Owens for No. 2 on the NFL’s career receiving yardage list late in the game.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The New England Patriots’ six-game winning streak is over after the Titans sacked Tom Brady three times and hit him repeatedly in a 34-10 thrashing of the Pats. Marcus Mariota  capped each of the first two drives with TD passes, and Derrick Henry ran for a pair of TDs. Ryan Succop  also added two field goals as the 5-4 Titans scored a season-high in points after jumping out to a 17-3 lead in the first quarter.

UNDATED (AP) – Northwestern is ranked in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season, a day after earning a spot in the Big Ten championship game. The 6-4 Wildcats are No. 24 in the Top 25 after beating Iowa to clinch the Big Ten West with two games to play. The rest of the Top 25 is fairly stable, especially at the top. Alabama is a unanimous No. 1, followed by Clemson, Notre Dame, Michigan and Georgia. Oklahoma is sixth, ahead of West Virginia, Washington State, Ohio State and LSU. Iowa State has moved up to 17th in the new poll.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Louisville has fired football coach Bobby Petrino with two games left in a spiraling season. The 2-8 Cardinals have suffered five blowout losses in which they allowed at least 50 points, including Friday’s 54-23 setback against Syracuse. Athletic director Vince Tyra said Sunday that he did not have the confidence Petrino could turn things around next season.

HOUSTON (AP) – Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is denying a report that says Carmelo Anthony’s time with the team will end soon. Anthony has missed two straight games with an illness, further hampering his first season with the Rockets after one year in Oklahoma City. The Rockets reached the Western Conference finals last season but are off to a disappointing 5-7 start, with many outsiders blaming Anthony for the struggles.

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Kyle Busch has won for the eighth time this season and set up a head-to-head showdown with Kevin Harvick for NASCAR’s championship. Busch’s win Sunday at ISM Raceway outside of Phoenix tied him with Harvick for most this year in the Cup Series. The two were the most dominant drivers this season and will race next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the title against reigning series champion Martin Truex Jr. and Joey Logano.

PHOENIX (AP) – Vijay Singh rallied from six shots down with his career-best round on the PGA Tour Champions, a 10-under 61 that gave him a four-shot victory in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship. Meanwhile, Bernhard Langer captured the season title and the $1 million annuity for the fifth time, and the fourth in the last five years. Scott McCarron was in position to capture the Schwab Cup for the first time, carrying the lead into the final round before carding a 72 to finish tied for third in the tournament.

NFL/NBA/NHL/ Top 25 College Basketball from Sunday (11/11)


Final Buffalo 41 N-Y Jets 10
Final Tennessee 34 New England 10
Final New Orleans 51 Cincinnati 14
Final Kansas City 26 Arizona 14
Final Washington 16 Tampa Bay 3
Final Chicago 34 Detroit 22
Final Cleveland 28 Atlanta 16
Final Indianapolis 29 Jacksonville 26
Final L.A. Chargers 20 Oakland 6
Final Green Bay 31 Miami 12
Final L.A. Rams 36 Seattle 31
Final Dallas 27 Philadelphia 20


Final Charlotte 113 Detroit 103
Final Houston 115 Indiana 103
Final Orlando 115 N-Y Knicks 89
Final Milwaukee 121 Denver 114
Final Portland 100 Boston 94
Final L.A. Lakers 107 Atlanta 106


Final Minnesota 3 St. Louis 2
Final Florida 5 Ottawa 1
Final Arizona 4 Washington 1
Final Winnipeg 5 New Jersey 2
Final Boston 4 Vegas 1
Final San Jose 3 Calgary 1
Final Colorado 4 Edmonton 1


Final (4) Duke 94 Army 72
Final (5) Virginia 76 George Washington 57
Final (10) Michigan St. 106 Florida Gulf Coast 82
Final (17) Florida St. 80 Tulane 69
Final (18) Mississippi St. 77 Hartford 59
Final (20) TCU 79 Oral Roberts 62

Back-to-back shutouts for Alabama…Clemson, Notre Dame still perfect…Raptors keep home streak alive

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Top-ranked Alabama scored touchdowns on its first two drives and allowed just 169 total yards in a 24-0 victory against No. 18 Mississippi State. Josh Jacobs caught a touchdown pass and ran for 97 yards and a TD on 20 carries in the Crimson Tide’s second consecutive shutout win. Alabama’s defense recorded five sacks and limited the Bulldogs to 44 yards on 30 carries.

BOSTON (AP) – Second-ranked Clemson posted a 27-7 victory at Boston College as Trevor Lawrence threw for a TD and ran for another. Lawrence accounted for 295 yards on 29 of 40 passing, while the Tigers limited the Eagles to nine first downs and 113 total yards. The 10-0 Tigers wrapped up a fourth straight trip to the ACC title game as division champions and kept rolling toward another trip to the College Football Playoff.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – Brandon Wimbush threw three-first half touchdown passes and third-ranked Notre Dame moved to 10-0 with a 42-13 pounding of Florida State. Dexter Williams had a career-high 202 yards rushing amid 27-degree temperature, the third-coldest game at Notre Dame Stadium since 1980. Williams had TD runs of 58 and 32 yards as Notre Dame outgained the Seminoles, 495-322.

TORONTO (AP) – Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kihm) scored a career-high 23 points and the Raptors improved to 7-0 in Toronto by whipping the New York Knicks, 128-112. Jonas Valanciunas (YOH’-nuhs val-an-CHOO’-nihs) had 19 points and 10 rebounds to help Nick Nurse become the first NBA coach in 14 years to win 12 of his first 13 games. OG Anunoby (an-uh-NOH’-bee) scored 16 points for the league’s top team.

UNDATED (AP) – A person with knowledge of the situation says Jimmy Butler is being traded by Minnesota to the Philadelphia 76ers in a package that will send Dario Saric and Robert Covington to the Timberwolves. The trade will give Philadelphia a star trio, with Butler joining Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) and Ben Simmons. Butler told the Timberwolves in September he wanted to be traded, and it took weeks for the team to find a deal it would accept.

Big 12 Football Scores

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – Kyler Murray passed for 349 yards and ran for 66 and No. 6 Oklahoma survived a late two-point conversion attempt to beat Oklahoma State 48-47 on Saturday. Taylor Cornelius connected with Tylan Wallace on a 24-yard touchdown pass to cut Oklahoma’s lead to 48-47 with 1:03 to play. Oklahoma State went for two, but Cornelius threw short and into coverage, and the pass fell incomplete.

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) – Sam Ehlinger threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Lil’Jordan Humphrey with 21 seconds left and No. 15 Texas beat Texas Tech 41-34 after blowing a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter. The Longhorns snapped a two-game skid that had cost them the Big 12 lead.

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Brock Purdy threw for 230 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score and No. 23 Iowa State held off Baylor 28-14, winning a fifth straight Big 12 game in the same season for the first time. Deshaunte Jones caught a TD pass and threw a 2-point conversion for the Cyclones.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – Will Grier threw three touchdown passes and seventh-ranked West Virginia rolled to a 47-10 victory over TCU. West Virginia had no trouble against the injury-riddled Horned Frogs as it pursues a possible berth in the Big 12 championship game with two regular-season games left. The Mountaineers scored three touchdowns in a 3:25 span of the second quarter to break open a tie game.

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Alex Barnes ran for 117 yards and two touchdowns, Alex Delton scored the go-ahead TD from 21 yards out in the closing minutes and Kansas State held on to beat Kansas 21-17. It was the Wildcats’ 10th straight win over their biggest rival. Kansas still has not won a Big 12 road game since Oct. 4, 2008.

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State star David Montgomery and Baylor linebacker Greg Roberts were ejected after throwing punches at each other in the third quarter of Saturday’s game. The Cyclones and Bears nearly came to blows when a previous play ended up spilling over onto Iowa State’s bench. The bad blood hung around, and the teams nearly staged a full-on brawl during the incident that saw Roberts slap Montgomery on the helmet, prompting Montgomery to swing back.

WACO, Texas (AP) – Devonte Bandoo scored 25 points and Baylor got its first win of the season by beating Southern University 80-53. The Bears used a 16-0 run in the second half to help them avoid a second loss to a SWAC team. Baylor had been 56-0 against SWAC teams before their season-opening loss to Texas Southern.

Big Ten Football Scores

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Drue Chrisman kept Michigan State pinned back with a sensational second half of punting, and eighth-ranked Ohio State eventually pulled away for a 26-6 victory over the 24th-ranked Spartans. In a tight defensive struggle, the Buckeyes enjoyed a huge advantage in field position during the second half. Chrisman’s punts forced Michigan State to start its first five drives of the half from its own 5, 6, 3, 1 and 2-yard line.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) – Shea Patterson threw for 260 yards and three touchdowns, Karan Higdon ran for a pair of 1-yard scores and No. 4 Michigan kept its national championship hopes intact with a 42-7 win over Rutgers. The Wolverines have won nine straight and remain in first place in the conference’s East Division. They have a final tuneup against Indiana next week at the Big House before closing the regular season at No. 8 Ohio State.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Trace McSorley tied Penn State’s record for wins by a quarterback with his 29th, and 21st-ranked Nittany Lions beat Wisconsin 22-10. Miles Sanders ran for 159 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries, and McSorley completed 19 of 25 passes for 160 yards and a TD while matching Todd Blackledge’s victory total from 1980-82.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Isaiah Bowser ran for 165 yards and a touchdown and Northwestern upset Iowa 14-10 to clinch a spot in the Big Ten Championship. The Wildcats will now await their opponent for the league title game in Indianapolis next month.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Adrian Martinez threw for 290 yards and accounted for four touchdowns and Devine Ozigbo ran for 162 yards and three scores to lead Nebraska past mistake-prone Illinois 54-35. Illinois committed turnovers on four of five full possessions spanning the halves and Nebraska converted them into 24 points.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Peyton Ramsey threw two touchdown passes, Logan Justus made the go-ahead field goal with 2:32 left and the Indiana Hoosiers recovered a fumble in the final minute to preserve a 34-32 victory over Maryland. The Hoosiers ended a four-game losing streak and kept their bowl hopes alive with the victory. Anthony McFarland rushed for a career-high 210 yards in relief of the injured Ty Johnson but the Terrapins postseason plans took a major hit with their third consecutive road loss.

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio says running back LJ Scott will redshirt this season and return in 2019. Scott hurt his ankle in early September and has appeared in only four games this year. Players can now appear in up to four games and still qualify for a redshirt year.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota’s maligned defense held Purdue to season-lows in yards and points, and Seth Green had a touchdown rushing and passing for the Gophers in a 41-10 win against the Boilermakers in the cold and snow.

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Friday Night Scores

Wisconsin Level 4 High School Football Playoffs

Racine Lutheran 55, Lancaster 28

Black Hawk 24, Bangor 6

*Black Hawk will play for the Division 7 State Title next week at Camp Randall in Madison

College Volleyball

The University of Dubuque volleyball team lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last night. The Spartans were beaten by University of Chicago 3-0. U-D ends their season with a record of 24-and-9

College Womens Soccer

The Loras womens soccer team defeated Adrian College 2-0 and advanced to today’s second round of the NCAA Tourney and will play tonight.

College Mens Soccer

U-W Platteville defeated Carthage 4-1 in NCAA men’s soccer first round play and will play again today against Calvin in a 2nd round match-up

Fighting Saints Hockey

J.D. Greenway played overtime hero for the Dubuque Fighting Saints as they escaped the Central Illinois Flying Aces with a  4-3 victory last night at home.

National Sports News

Mauer to retire, Curry sidelined, Harvick has pole, Kuchar leads, Goydos on top

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota Twins slugger Joe Mauer reportedly has decided to retire after 15 major league seasons. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the 2009 American League MVP has taken out an ad in its Sunday paper to announce his decision. The 35-year-old Mauer is a lifetime .306 hitter with a .388 on-base percentage, 143 home runs, 601 extra-base hits and 923 RBIs in 1,858 games, all with the Twins.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry will miss Golden State’s home game tonight against Brooklyn with a moderate left groin strain. The Warriors will wait a few days to fully determine the severity of the injury, but coach Steve Kerr said it doesn’t look like it’s going to be a long-term injury. He was hurt midway through the third quarter of last night’s 134-111 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Kevin Harvick has continued his roller-coaster week by capturing the pole for Sunday’s race at ISM Raceway near Phoenix. Harvick’s week began with a victory at Texas Motor Speedway, but he was stripped of his automatic berth in next weekend’s title race when his car failed inspection. The infraction also led to the suspensions of his crew chief and car chief for the last two races of the year. Chase Elliott qualified second, followed by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Ryan Blaney.

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) – Matt Kuchar is the leader through two rounds of the Mayakoba Golf Classic as he seeks his first PGA victory in four years. Kuchar entered the round with a share of the lead before firing a 7-under 64 for a 14 under total. Rookie Cameron Champ fired a 62 this morning to get within two shots of the lead as he seeks his second victory this season.

PHOENIX (AP) – Paul Goydos closed with a birdie for a 6-under 65 and a one-stroke lead over Scott McCarren through two rounds of the PGA Tour Champions’ season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship. Tied for the first-round lead with Tim Petrovic after a 63, Goydos had six birdies in the bogey-free round. Scott McCarron was a stroke back after a 64. Points leader Bernhard Langer and No. 2 Scott Parel are tied for 20th at 2 under.

State Volleyball: Wahlert to Title Match/Beckman’s Season Ends

This afternoon the Wahlert High School volleyball team will play for the 19th state championship in their storied history at the State Volleyball Tournament in Cedar Rapids. Yesterday at the US Cellular Center, Wahlert advanced by defeating Sergeant Bluff Luton 3-1.

The Golden Eagles dropped the first set 25-18 but stormed back to take the next three sets on scores of 25-19, 25-21, and 25-15. Aliyah Carter again paced the Golden Eagles putting down 24 kills, Maddie McCarron registered 16 digs while Lauryn Montgomery was credited with 47 assists.

Wahlert now (25-12) will square off at 12:15 against M-V-C rival (29-8) Cedar Rapids Xavier for 4-A title. The Golden Eagles and Saints split their regular season meetings. The 4-A title match begins at 12:15 this afternoon.

The Dyersville Beckman Blazers had their season come to an end yesterday in the 2-A semi-finals falling 3-1 to Unity Christian. Both teams traded sets then Unity Christian won the next two to advance to the state title. Beckman finishes with a record of 44-and-4.

Western Dubuque Advances to State Football Title Game

The Western Dubuque High School football team will play for the 3-A state championship next week. The Bobcats pounced on Sergeant Bluff Luton last night at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls winning 35-18. W-D’s Will Burds returned two kickoffs for touchdowns. Quarterback Cal Harris ran for a score and threw for two more, both to receiver Drake George.

Western Dubuque (10-2) will meet (12-0) Cedar Rapids Xavier Thursday night at 7 o’clock. The Bobcats fell 35-0 to the Saints in their regular season meeting.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (11/8)



  • Loras 147, Greenville 129 (Duhawks score 83 2nd half points) Josh Ruggles poured in 39.
  • Miliken 76, Dubuque 71


  • Wisconsin 76, Winthrop 41

Wieskamp scores 15, Iowa beats UMKC 77-63

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Freshman Joe Wieskamp scored 15 points and Iowa overcame a lackluster start to beat UMKC 77-63 on Thursday night in a regional game of the 2K Empire Classic.

The Hawkeyes (1-0) got 12 points from Jordan Bohannon, as well as 12 points, eight rebounds and five assists from Tyler Cook.

Iowa had a 34-26 lead at halftime after shooting just 32 percent from the field and 29.4 percent from 3-point range against a UMKC squad that lost in opener, 76-45 to Loyola-Chicago. Bohannon scored 10 second-half points as the Hawkeyes shot 13 of 22 (59 percent) and made 15 of 22 free throws after halftime.

The Kangaroos (0-2) were led by Brandon McKissic and Xavier Bishop, who had 14 points apiece.

The Hawkeyes announced Thursday they would redshirt sophomore Jack Nunge this season. The forward was a regular in Iowa’s rotation last year, but with a glut of forwards again this season, his taking a year to develop opens this year’s rotation and the returning cast of big men.

Steelers hammer Panthers…McCown to start for Jets…Irish not throwing Book at FSU

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers earned their fifth consecutive win as Ben Roethlisberger threw for 328 yards and five touchdowns in a 52-21 thrashing of the Carolina Panthers. Antonio Brown had a 53-yard scoring grab, hours after being cited for speeding over 100 mph. James Conner ran for 65 yards and a score before leaving late with a possible concussion.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) – Josh McCown will be the New York Jets’ starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against Buffalo, replacing injured rookie Sam Darnold. Coach Todd Bowles has ruled out Darnold to start because of a strained right foot suffered in last Sunday’s 13-6 loss at Miami. Davis Webb will be McCown’s backup if Darnold is inactive for the game.

UNDATED (AP) – Brandon Wimbush will be Notre Dame’s starting quarterback when the third-ranked Irish host Florida State on Saturday. Two people familiar with the decision have told The Associated Press that Ian Book is nursing an undisclosed injury and is not expected to play after taking a hit to the back and ribs during last week’s win at Northwestern. Book replaced Wimbush as the starter in the fourth game of the season and has completed 74.5 percent of his passes for 1,824 yards, 15 touchdowns and four interceptions.

UNDATED (AP) -The World Series-champion Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians each landed two players on the American League Silver Slugger team. Red Sox stars Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez are on the squad, as are infielders Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor  of the Indians. Colorado has a major league-high three players on the team: Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story and German  Marquez.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) – The Seattle Mariners have acquired outfielder and leadoff hitter Mallex Smith from Tampa Bay in a five-player package that sends catcher Mike Zunino and outfielder Guillermo Heredia to the Rays.Smith swiped a career-high 40 bags this year for a team that finished second in the majors with 128 steals. The entire Mariners lineup totaled just 39 more stolen bases than Smith, who also hit .296 and tied for the major league lead with 10 triples.

NBA/NHL/Top 25 CFB/NFL Scoreboard from Thursday (11/8)


Final Oklahoma City 98 Houston 80
Final OT Boston 116 Phoenix 109
Final Portland 116 L.A. Clippers 105
Final Milwaukee 134 Golden State 111


Final Vancouver 8 Boston 5
Final Florida 4 Edmonton 1
Final OT Philadelphia 5 Arizona 4
Final OT Buffalo 6 Montreal 5
Final Vegas 5 Ottawa 3
Final Tampa Bay 4 N-Y Islanders 2
Final Carolina 4 Chicago 3
Final Dallas 4 San Jose 3
Final Minnesota 3 L.A. Kings 1


Final Wake Forest 27 (22) NC State 23


Final Pittsburgh 52 Carolina 21

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (11/7)



  • Viterbo 77, Clarke 72


  • Clarke 68, St. Ambrose 58


  • Clarke was eliminated from the Heart Tournament last night falling to Central Methodist in the semi-final 3-0. Clarke ends their season with a record of 25-9.

Western Dubuque State Football Semi’s

The Western Dubuque Bobcats will meet Sergeant Bluff-Luton thisevening in the 3-A state football semi-finals at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls this evening. Following impressive wins over Solon and North Scott, Bobcat head coach Justin Penner says his team is playing with extreme confidence going in to the match-up. Sergeant Bluff-Luton is the top seed with a record of 10-and-1. Penner says the Warriors possess a lot of team speed and are extremely difficult to score on. Penner says the Warriors defense has shown a lot of diversity…but he feels confident in the Bobcats offense to adapt to whatever look they give. Kickoff will be at 5:30.

Western Dubuque says they sold their allotment of 700 tickets within 48 hours of receiving them and have no more to sell at the Activities Office. Fans still needing tickets can purchase them at the UNI-Dome gate before the game or online through the UNI-Dome with a link available from the Western Dubuque High School website right here:

Iowa High School State Volleyball

The Dyersville Beckman volleyball team swept their way into the 2-A semi’s at the state volleyball tournament in Cedar Rapids. The top seeded Blazers defeated the eighth seed Wilton in three straight sets on scores of 25-21, 25-13, and 25-17. Beckman was led by Isabelle Bennett and Ellie Bildstein with 15 kills and 14 kills respectively. Sydney Arens recorded 15 digs while setter Sydney Steffen had 40 assists. The Blazers now 44-and-3 on the season will meet either 4th seed Unity Christian  at 4 o’clock.

Earlier today, at 12 noon, the Wahlert Golden Eagles will play in the semi finals of the 4A field. Wahlert meets top tournament seed Sergeant Bluff-Luton, the same team they defeated in the championship match last season.

Dez a Saint…Tannehill out again…Jokic fined for comment…Harvick punished

METAIRIE, La. (AP) – Wide receiver Dez Bryant has signed with the New Orleans Saints, giving quarterback Drew Brees another target for the team’s explosive offense. Bryant spent his first eight years in the NFL with Dallas and caught 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns for the Cowboys last season before he was released in a salary cap move. It remains unclear to what extent Bryant will play when the Saints visit Cincinnati on Sunday.

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) – Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been ruled out for Sunday’s game at Green Bay, allowing Brock Osweiler to make his fifth consecutive start. Tannehill will rest his injured throwing shoulder for the next several days as the team heads into a bye week following this Sunday’s game. Miami is 2-2 with Osweiler as their starter, but he threw for just 139 yards and engineered no touchdown drives in the Dolphins’ 13-6 win over the New York Jets three days ago.

NEW YORK (AP) – Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic  has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for using derogatory and offensive language during a postgame interview. Jokic was discussing Chicago rookie center Wendell Carter when he made the comment in question following the Nuggets’ 108-107 overtime victory against the Bulls on Oct. 31. Jokic just missed a triple-double in the game, finishing with 22 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Kevin Harvick has been stripped of his automatic berth in the Nov. 18 championship race after NASCAR ruled his car had an illegal spoiler when he won at Texas Motor Speedway last weekend. He enters this weekend’s race at Phoenix fourth among the remaining eight playoff drivers, three points above the cutline. Harvick must also close out the final two races of the season without crew chief Rodney Childers and car chief Robert Smith, who were suspended due to Sunday’s infraction.

NEW YORK (AP) – The NHL has fined Edmonton Oilers forward Milan Lucic $10,000 for roughing Tampa Bay Lightning forward Mathieu Joseph. Lucic was assessed minor penalties for interference and roughing, as well as a 10-minute misconduct, for a hit on Joseph in the third period of Edmonton’s 5-2 road loss to the Lightning last night.

NBA/NHL/Top 25 CBB from Wednesday (11/7)


Final   Detroit            103     Orlando          96

Final   Oklahoma City          95        Cleveland      86

Final   N-Y Knicks    112     Atlanta            107

Final   Miami 95        San Antonio  88

Final   Philadelphia  100     Indiana           94

Final   New Orleans 107     Chicago         98

Final   Memphis        89        Denver           87

Final   Utah    117     Dallas 102

Final   Toronto          114     Sacramento   105

Final   L.A. Lakers    114     Minnesota      110



Final   Washington   2          Pittsburgh      1

Final   Nashville       4          Colorado        1

Final   Anaheim        3          Calgary          2



Final   (20) TCU        66        CS Bakersfield         61

Wahlert Advances to State Volleyball Semi-Finals

Defending state champ Wahlert had to fight to the finish to advance to the 4-A state semi-finals at the state volleyball tournament in Cedar Rapids. The Golden Eagles won a five set thriller over Independence 3-2 (25-17, 27-29, 25-17, 16-25, 17-15). The Golden Eagles Aliyah Carter put down 31 kills and 28 digs to propel the Golden Eagles.

Wahlert will play Thursday at noon against top seed (35-6) Sergeant Bluff Luton.

This afternoon in Class 2-A top seed Dyersville Beckman begins their title quest with a quarterfinal round match against Wilton at 2 o’clock.

Regional College Basketball Recaps

Iowa State rolls past Alabama State 79-53

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Nebraska transfer Michael Jacobson led four players in double digits with 17 points, fellow transfer Marial Shayok had 14 and Iowa State rolled past Alabama State 79-53 on Tuesday night. Lindell Wigginton chipped in with 13 for the Cyclones (1-0), who’ll get their first major test on Friday when Missouri, their old Big 12 rivals, visit Hilton Coliseum.

D’Mitrik Trice leads Wisconsin over Coppin State

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Ethan Happ recorded the second triple-double in Wisconsin history in the season opener last, sparking the Badgers to an 85-63 win over Dixon and the Coppin State Eagles. Happ tallied 10 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 12 assists. D’Mtrik Trice scored 21 points to pace the Badgers to victory. The Badgers shot 37.5 percent from 3-point range, and were paced by Trice, who scored 5 of 9 baskets from long range. Next Wisconsin plays Xavier in the Gavitt Tipoff Games in Cincinnati on Nov. 13.

UNI Drills Bemidji State

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The UNI men’s basketball got off to a great start to the 2018-19 season, handily defeating the Beavers of Bemidji State 97-51. Tuesday’s 97 points are the most the Panthers have scored in a game in three years. Senior Wyatt Lohaus finished the night with a team-leading 19 points. Former Senior prep Luke McDonnell in the starting line-up for UNI finished with 9 points and 4 rebounds. Former Western Dubuque prep Spencer Haldeman finished with 2 points and a rebound. Next UNI travels to Texas-Arlington for a Saturday night contest.

College Women’s Basketball Exhibition

Iowa 102, Dakota Wesleyan 54 (Megan Gustafson 22 points, 12 rebounds)

Jayhawks hold off Spartans…Blue Devils rip Wildcats…Zags, Cavs, Vols win…Blazers top Bucks

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Quentin Grimes scored 21 points in his college debut and top-ranked Kansas took a 44-27 halftime lead before holding off No. 10 Michigan State, 92-87 in the season-opening Champions Classic at Indianapolis. Dedric Lawson added 20 points and 14 rebounds for Kansas, which took control with a 13-3 run that put the Jayhawks ahead, 30-17. The Spartans trailed by double-digits much of the game before a late charge got them within 90-87 with 34 seconds left.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fourth-ranked Duke showcased its new talent in a 118-84 thumping of No. 2 Kentucky in the season-opening Champions Classic at Indianapolis. Freshmen RJ Barrett, Zion Williams and Cam Reddish had a combined 89 points for the Blue Devils, who handed coach John Calipari his most lopsided defeat at Kentucky. Barrett finished with 33 points and Williamson added 28 as both surpassed the Marvin Bagley III’s program record for points by a freshman in his debut.

UNDATED (AP) — Rui Hachimura scored 33 points and Zach Norvell had 23 as third-ranked Gonzaga ripped Idaho State, 120-79. Fifth-ranked Virginia rolled to a 73-42 rout of Towson behind Ty Jerome’s 20 points. And No. 6 Tennessee had no trouble with Lenoir-Rhyne as Jordan Bone dropped in 18 points and Kyle Alexander had 16 in the Vols’ 86-41 thumping of the Bears.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — CJ McCollum poured in 40 points on 17-for-26 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers whipped the Milwaukee Bucks, 118-103. Evan Turner had 16 points and 11 rebounds off the bench for the 8-3 Blazers. Giannis Antetokounmpo provided 23 points and nine rebounds for the Bucks, who lost for just the second time in 10 games this season.

UNDATED (AP) — Nikita Kucherov scored twice and had an assist as the Tampa Bay Lightning topped Edmonton, 5-2 to stay one point ahead of second-place Toronto in the NHL’s Atlantic Division. Linemate Steven Stamkos furnished a goal and two assists to back Andre Vasilevskiy , who stopped 33 shots in winning for the eighth time in 11 starts. The Maple Leafs kept pace with the Lightning as Connor Brown had a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win over Vegas.

NBA/NHL/Top 25 College Basketball Scoreboard from Tuesday (11/6)


Final   Charlotte        113     Atlanta            102

Final   Dallas 119     Washington   100

Final   Brooklyn        104     Phoenix         82

Final   Portland         118     Milwaukee     103



Final   Columbus      4          Dallas 1

Final   Toronto          3          Vegas 1

Final   N-Y Rangers 5          Montreal         3

Final   Ottawa            7          New Jersey   3

Final SO        Detroit            3          Vancouver     2

Final   Tampa Bay    5          Edmonton      2

Final   St. Louis         4          Carolina         1

Final   San Jose       4          Minnesota      3

Final   L.A. Kings      4          Anaheim        1



Final   (1) Kansas     92        (10) Michigan St.      87

Final   (4) Duke         118     (2) Kentucky  84

Final   (3) Gonzaga  120     Idaho St.        79

Final   (5) Virginia     73        Towson          42

Final   (6) Tennessee          86        Lenoir-Rhyne            41

Final   (7) Nevada    86        BYU    70

Final   (8) North Carolina    78        Wofford          67

Final   (9) Villanova  100     Morgan St.     77

Final   (11) Auburn   101     South Alabama         58

Final   (14) Oregon   84        Portland St.   57

Final   (16) Syracuse           66        E. Washington          34

Final   (17) Florida St.          81        Florida            60

Final   (19) Michigan            63        Norfolk St.      44

Final   (21) UCLA     96        Fort Wayne    71

Final   (22) Clemson            100     The Citadel   80

Final   (23) LSU        94        SE Louisiana            63

Final   (24) Purdue   90        Fairfield          57

Final   (25) Washington       73        W. Kentucky  55

Wahlert Begins 3rd Straight VB Title Quest Tonight

Tonight the Wahlert Golden Eagles will begin their attempt to three-peat state volleyball championships. The Golden Eagles will square off with Independence in the 4-A quarterfinals at 6 o’clock this evening at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. The winner advances to face the winner of the first round match between top seed Sergeant Bluff Luton and West Delaware on Thursday in the semi-finals.  This is the 31st time a Wahlert team has been in a state tournament field.

On Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in Class 2-A, Dyersville Beckman starts their quest for a championship when they meet Wilton.

U-W Platteville Men’s Soccer to NCAA’s

For the second year in a row, #18 UW-Platteville was selected as an at large bid from Pool B. UW-Platteville (12-2-3) will face Carthage College (12-8-1) Friday at 4:30 p.m. at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The winning team of that match up will play the winner of #3 Calvin (17-1-0) versus Greenville (15-4-2) on Saturday.

UD Volleyball Heads to Chicago for NCAA

The University of Dubuque volleyball team found out their match-up for the NCAA Tournament this weekend. The Spartans will travel to Chicago and face the top seed the University of Chicago in a Friday match-up at 8:00pm. The winner plays Saturday against the winner of another first round match between Trinity and Aurora.

The Spartan volleyball team upended the Wartburg Knights in four set on Saturday night to claim the American Rivers Conference championship and clinch the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. It’s the first NCAA volleyball tourney bid since 1999 for the Spartans.

Loras Soccer Heads to Wheaton for NCAA

The Loras women’s soccer team will head to the Chicago area to play their first round match in the NCAA Tournament. The Duhawks will play Adrian at Wheaton on Friday (7:30). The winner plays on Saturday against the winner of the Wheaton-Northwestern (MN) first round match.

This is the 14th time in program history the Duhawks are in the tournament after winning the regular season and then American Rivers Conference Tournament championship.


Titans win…Award time for MLB…Baseball Hall finalists…USA Gymnastics being scrapped

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Marcus Mariota fumbled on the Tennessee Titans’ first two possessions before throwing for two touchdowns and running for another in a 28-14 victory at Dallas. Mariota was 21 of 29 for 240 yards without an interception as the Titans ended a three-game skid and evened their record at 4-4. Amari Cooper made his Cowboys debut and grabbed five passes for 58 yards, including a four-yard scoring pass from Dak Prescott in the first quarter.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Washington Redskins starting guards Brandon Scherff and Shawn Lauvao are done for the year, as is wide receiver Paul Richardson. Scherff tore a pectoral muscle, Lauvao tore a knee ligament and Richardson has a bad shoulder. All three are scheduled for surgery. In addition, Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams is expected to miss another two or three games after having an operation on his right thumb.

NEW YORK (AP) – Boston outfielder Mookie Betts, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout and Cleveland’s Jose Ramirez are finalists for the AL MVP, while Milwaukee outfielder Christian Yelich , Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado and Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez are up for the NL’s top honor. The Cy Young Award finalists are Tampa Bay lefty Blake Snell, Indians ace Corey Kluber and Houston right-hander Justin Verlander on the American League side, and New York Mets ace Jason de Grom, Washington’s Max Scherzer and Philadelphia’s Aaron Nola in the National League. Angels DH Shohei Ohtani will be battling Yankees outfielder Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar  for the AL Rookie of the Year, while Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler, Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. and Washington outfielder Juan Soto are the rookie finalists in the NL.

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) – Former players Harold Baines, Orel Hershiser, Will Clark, and Joe Carter are on a 10-man ballot for the baseball Hall of Fame’s Today’s Game Era committee to consider next month. Will Clark and Lee Smith are on the ballot, as are late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and former managers Lou Piniella, Davey Johnson and Charlie Manuel. The 16-member committee will meet Dec. 9 at the winter meetings in Las Vegas, and a candidate will need at least 12 votes to be elected.

UNDATED (AP) – The U.S. Olympic Committee is moving to revoke USA Gymnastics’ status as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level. The decision comes after USA Gymnastics botched its own reorganization in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar. USOC CEO Sarah Hirshland issued an open letter to the gymnastics community saying “you deserve better,” and that the challenges facing USA Gymnastics are more than it is capable of overcoming as currently constructed.

NBA/NHL/NFL Scoreboard from Monday (11/5)


Final Houston 98 Indiana 94
Final Orlando 102 Cleveland 100
Final OT Miami 120 Detroit 115
Final 2OT Chicago 116 N-Y Knicks 115
Final Oklahoma City 122 New Orleans 116
Final Denver 115 Boston 107
Final Toronto 124 Utah 111
Final L.A. Clippers 120 Minnesota 109
Final Golden State 117 Memphis 101


Final New Jersey 5 Pittsburgh 1
Final OT Boston 2 Dallas 1
Final SO Montreal 4 N-Y Islanders 3
Final Washington 4 Edmonton 2
Final Philadelphia 5 Arizona 2


Final Tennessee 28 Dallas 14

Regional College Basketball


  • Iowa 103, Guilford 46 in exhibition play. Freshman Joe Wieskamp with 14 to lead 6 Hawkeyes in double figures including former Wahlert prep Cordell Pemsl with 10 points. Foremer Golden Eagle Riley Till added 2 points. Iowa opens the regular season at home Thursday night against UMKC.



  • Northern Iowa defeated Upper Iowa 89-41.  Former Western Dubuque prep Megan Maahs with a double-double of 13 points 10 rebounds in just 11 minutes.
  • The Iowa State women’s basketball team wrapped up exhibition action with a 73-39 victory over Winona State.
  • The Wisconsin women’s basketball team won their exhibition game against UW-Oshkosh, outscoring the Titans, 79-51.

NFL Recaps

Saints beat Rams

UNDATED (AP) – The New Orleans Saints are the first team to beat the Los Angeles Rams this season, but it wasn’t easy. The Saints coughed up a 35-14 lead before scoring on two drives in the final 6 1/2 minutes to beat the Rams, 45-35. Wil Lutz put New Orleans ahead with a 54-yard field goal and Michael Thomas capped his record-setting performance by hauling in a 72-yard scoring pass from Drew Brees with 3:52 to play. Thomas had 12 receptions for a team-record 211 yards, while Alvin Kamara scored three touchdowns in the first half. The Rams tied the game with 9:48 left on Jared Goff’s 41-yard TD pass to Cooper Kupp. Goff was 28 of 40 for 391 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. The Saints improved to 7-1 and dropped the Rams to 8-1.

Elsewhere in the NFL:

– The Chiefs still lead the AFC at 8-1 after Patrick Mahomes passed for 375 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-21 victory at Cleveland. Mahomes has 29 TD passes and 3,185 yards, the most by any QB through 10 games since 1950. Kareem Hunt grabbed a scoring pass and had two touchdown runs as Kansas City handed the 2-6-1 Browns their fourth straight loss.

– James White ran for two touchdowns and the 7-2 Patriots picked up their sixth win in a row by dumping the Packers, 31-17. The game was tied at 17 until New England receiver Julian Edelman hit White on a 37-yard catch-and-run to set up White’s second score, a 1-yard run with 10:06 to play. Tom Brady passed for 294 yards and a TD, hitting Josh Gordon for a 55-yard score to ice it against the 3-4-1 Packers.

– The Steelers earned a 23-16 victory at Baltimore as Ben Roethlisberger threw for two touchdowns and ran for a score. Big Ben had 270 passing yards and James Connor provided 107 yards on the ground while grabbing a scoring pass. The Steelers have won four straight since a home loss to the Ravens, leaving them 5-2-1. Joe Flacco had just 209 passing yards and was sacked twice for the 4-5 Ravens.

– The Chargers improved to 6-2 with their fifth consecutive victory as Philip Rivers threw for 228 yards and two touchdowns in a 25-17 decision over the 4-4 Seahawks in Seattle. Melvin Gordon added 113 yards rushing and Desmond King provided the deciding points for Los Angeles by stepping in front of a Russell Wilson pass and returning it 42 yards for a touchdown with 6:44 remaining. Wilson threw for 228 yards and two scores.

– Danielle Hunter had 3 1/2 of Minnesota’s franchise-record 10 sacks and a fourth-quarter fumble return for a touchdown as the Vikings silenced the Lions, 24-9. The fourth-year defensive end also was credited with nine tackles and four quarterback hits while helping the 5-3-1 Vikings limit the Lions to 214 total yards. Stafford had just 199 yards passing for the 3-5 Lions.

– The Falcons rolled to their third straight win as Matt Ryan threw for 350 yards and four scores in a 38-14 blowout over the Redskins. Julio Jones grabbed seven passes for 121 yards and sealed the win with his first touchdown in 13 games, a 35-yard scamper off a screen pass with just under four minutes remaining. Tevin Coleman had a 39-yard scoring reception and finished with 88 yards on 13 carries as Atlanta dropped the Redskins to 5-3.

– Cam Newton completed 19 of 25 passes for 247 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers’ 10th consecutive home win, 42-28 versus Tampa Bay. Christian McCaffrey racked up 157 yards from scrimmage and scored twice for the 6-2 Panthers, who had touchdowns on five straight first-half possessions. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for four touchdowns but was intercepted twice as the Buccaneers dipped to 3-5.

– The Texans were able to celebrate a 19-17 win at Denver when Brandon McManus missed a 51-yard field goal as time expired. Demaryius Thomas was a winner just days after being traded by the Broncos, finishing with three receptions for 61 yards in Houston’s sixth straight win since an 0-3 start. Deshaun Watson threw for 213 yards, two TDs and no interceptions against the 3-6 Broncos.

– Rookie linebacker Jerome Baker intercepted Sam Darnold and scored the only touchdown on a 25-yard return with 11 minutes left in the Dolphins’ 13-6 silencing of the Jets. Darnold was picked off four times while completing just 21 of his 39 attempts for 229 yards in the Jets’ third straight loss. Cameron Wake and Akeem Spence had two sacks apiece for the 5-4 Dolphins, who had allowed 102 points the previous three weeks.

– Jordan Howard scored two touchdowns and the Bears’ defense had two others in a 41-9 blowout over the Bills. Eddie Jackson scored on a 65-yard fumble return and Leonard Floyd brought back a tipped pass 19 yards for another TD some 3 1/2 minutes apart in the second quarter. The Bears scored four touchdowns over a span of 12 minutes, 20 seconds in the second quarter and improved to 5-3 while dropping the Bills to 2-7.

Jayhawks sack coach…Bama still unanimous No. 1…Harvick gets into Final Four…Kings drop Stevens

LAWRENCE, Kansas (AP) – Kansas will be seeking a new football coach after dismissing David Beaty, effective at the end of the season. Beaty has been unable to improve a dormant program, going 6-39 with just two Big 12 wins in three-plus seasons at the helm. Beaty will coach the remainder of the season beginning with Saturday’s rivalry game at Kansas State.

UNDATED (AP) – Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame remain the top three teams in The Associated Press college football poll, but Michigan has climbed to fourth and Georgia moved up to fifth. The Crimson Tide remain the unanimous No. 1 selection following a 29-0 shutout of previously-fourth-ranked LSU. Oklahoma is sixth, followed by West Virginia, Ohio State, LSU and Washington State. Iowa has dropped out while Iowa State moved into the ranking for the first time. The Cyclones are ranked 23rd.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Kevin Harvick earned a shot at another NASCAR Cup championship by blowing past polesitter Ryan Blaney in overtime to win at Texas Motor Speedway. It is the second year in a row that that the 2014 Cup champion has won the fall race at Texas to get into the final four. With Joey Logano and Harvick locked in after winning the past two races, the series goes to Phoenix next week with only two spots up for grabs for the championship run at Homestead in two weeks.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The struggling Los Angeles Kings have fired head coach John Stevens just 13 games into his second season in charge. The move comes as the Kings sit at the bottom of the NHL’s Western Conference standings at 4-8-1. However, Los Angeles had won two of its last three following a six-game losing streak. Willie Desjardins was named the Kings’ interim head coach by general manager Rob Blake.

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Bryson DeChambeau holed an eagle putt from just inside 60 feet on the 16th hole before completing a 5-under 66 and a one-shot victory over Patrick Cantlay in the Shriners Hospital for Children Open. DeChambeau won for the fourth time in his last 12 starts on the PGA Tour and moved to No. 5 in the world ranking. He had to survive a wild back nine at the TPC Summerlin in which four players had a share of the lead at some point.

NFL/NBA/NHL/Top 25 CFB Scoreboard from Sunday (11/4)


Final Chicago 41 Buffalo 9
Final Kansas City 37 Cleveland 21
Final Carolina 42 Tampa Bay 28
Final Miami 13 N-Y Jets 6
Final Atlanta 38 Washington 14
Final Pittsburgh 23 Baltimore 16
Final Minnesota 24 Detroit 9
Final L.A. Chargers 25 Seattle 17
Final Houston 19 Denver 17
Final New Orleans 45 L.A. Rams 35
Final New England 31 Green Bay 17


Final Milwaukee 144 Sacramento 109
Final Washington 108 N-Y Knicks 95
Final Brooklyn 122 Philadelphia 97
Final Orlando 117 San Antonio 110
Final Phoenix 102 Memphis 100
Final Portland 111 Minnesota 81
Final Toronto 121 L.A. Lakers 107


Final N-Y Rangers 3 Buffalo 1
Final OT Tampa Bay 4 Ottawa 3
Final OT Anaheim 3 Columbus 2


Final (18) Utah St. 56 Hawaii 17

Local sports from 11/3

Women’s Soccer

American Rivers Conference Championship game

Loras 3, Wartburg 2

Loras also won the regular-season championship. The win also clinched the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Championship. The Duhawks won the tournament championship for the second-straight year and for the 13th time in the program’s history.

Men’s Soccer

American Rivers Conference Championship game

Luther 2, Loras 1

Clarke University Holiday Inn Express Basketball Tip-Off Classic


Clarke 77, Waldorf 63


Clarke 80, Stephens 32

Women’s College Volleyball

Heart of America Athletic Conference Women’s Volleyball Tournament Quarterfinals

Clarke 3, Baker 1


In front of a season high crowd of 2,772 fans, the Dubuque Fighting Saints played a spirited 60 minutes to secure a 4-3 victory over the Waterloo Black Hawks. Less than 24 hours removed from a 6-1 defeat.

Big 10 and Local Football Action from Saturday 11/3

Big 10 Football

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) – Spencer Evans made a 25-yard field goal with 8 seconds left Saturday to give Purdue a 38-36 upset over No. 19 Iowa.

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) – Ian Book threw for threw for two touchdowns and ran for a 23-yard score in the closing minutes to lead No. 3 Notre Dame to a 31-21 victory over Northwestern on Saturday night

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – Michigan State capped a rough week for the unsettled Maryland football program, using a stout defensive performance to defeat the punchless Terrapins 24-3.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Shea Patterson accounted for three touchdowns and No. 5 Michigan put together a dominant performance on defense in a 42-7 win over No. 14 Penn State.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – J.K. Dobbins ran for three touchdowns as No. 8 Ohio State rallied in the second half and held off Nebraska 36-31.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – Reggie Corbin rushed for 213 yards and two touchdowns – both coming on runs of more than 70 yards – as Illinois defeated Minnesota 55-31 on Saturday. Corbin became the first Illini player to rush for two 70-yard-plus touchdowns in a single game since 1944.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Jonathan Taylor rushed for 208 yards and three touchdowns, and Wisconsin played smash-mouth football in the second half to run away from Rutgers for a 31-17 win.


Other Football Action:

Coe 34, Loras 33

Dubuque 17, Simpson (Iowa) 6

UW-Stout 38, UW-Platteville 33

Iowa St. 27, Kansas 3

Iowa 26, Illinois St. 16


High School Football Playoffs

Tonight the stakes get higher as the playoffs continue for a few area high school football teams trying to climb another rung up the playoff ladder.
First in Iowa action: In Class 3-A, Western Dubuque will travel to North Scott for a quarterfinal round match-up with the Lancers. The two teams met in week two of the season with North Scott nipping W-D 7-6.  In a Class 1-A quarterfinal round game, the unbeaten Bellevue Comets will host the defending state runner up Pella Christian Eagles. You can hear the game here on AM 1370 and with pregame at 6:45pm. The winners in Iowa tonight advance to the semi-finals to be played in the UNI-Dome next weekend in Cedar Falls.

In Wisconsin Level 3 action in Division 6: Fennimore will host Lancaster. The two teams met the first game of the season with Fennimore scoring twice late for a 14-0 win.
In Division 7, the Benton-Scales Mound Zephyrs travels to Black Hawk. The winners tonight advance to the Level 4, one win away from playing for a state championship.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (11/1)



  • Dubuque advanced to the championship match of the American Rivers Conference Tournament with a 3-0 victory over Coe (25-21,25-16,25-23). The Spartans will travel to Wartburg tomorrow night for the ARC Tournament championship.

UNI Defeats Upper Iowa

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The UNI men’s basketball team hosted the Peacocks of Upper Iowa University on Thursday night, defeating the Peacocks 82-63.

Freshman AJ Green led the Panthers in scoring with 27 points, shooting 11-19 from the field and 4-9 from beyond the arc.  Former Dubuque Senior prep Luke McDonnell was in the starting line-up and nearly tallied a double-double with eight points and nine rebounds, added a blocked shot and two steals. Former Western Dubuque prep Spencer Haldeman failed to score but grabbed three boards.

Former Hempstead prep Lucas Duax was in the Upper Iowa starting line-up and finished with four points and two rebounds, and former Senior Ram Kyle Haber failed to score but had one rebound.

Niners whip Raiders…Sooners’ RB leaving early…Cleveland gets ’22 ASG…Heyward, Melancon stay put

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – Nick Mullens had the most productive NFL debut by a quarterback since the 1970 merger to lead the San Francisco 49ers to a 34-3 rout of the Oakland Raiders. Mullens was 16 of 22 for 262 yards, three touchdowns and a 151.9 passer rating. He threw TD passes to Pierre Garcon and Kendrick Bourne on the opening two drives to help the Niners earn just their second win in two years without Jimmy Garoppolo  under center.

NORMAN, Okla (AP) – Injured Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson has announced on social media that he will forego his senior season and enter the NFL draft. Anderson suffered a season-ending knee injury in the second game of this season against UCLA. He didn’t start until the middle of last season, but he eventually ran for 1,161 yards and 13 touchdowns and caught five touchdown passes to help the Sooners reach the College Football Playoff.

CLEVELAND (AP) – The NBA has revealed that Cleveland will host the 2022 All-Star Game at Quicken Loans Arena, which is undergoing a major renovation. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made the announcement and said he had a number of discussions with Cavaliers chairman Dan Gilbert and chief operating officer Len Komoroski about bringing the game to Cleveland. The city last hosted the game in 1997 in the same building, which was called Gund Arena at the time, when the league honored its Top 50 players.

NEW YORK (AP) – Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward and San Francisco reliever Mark Melancon  have let the deadline pass for exercising opt-out provisions in their contracts. Heyward has five years and $106 million left in his eight-year deal, and Melancon is owed $28 million over the next two years. Heyward hit .270 with eight homers and 58 RBIs in 127 games this season, while Melancon was 1-4 with three saves and a 3.23 ERA in 41 appearances.

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Peter Uihlein  topped the leaderboard at 8-under 63 when the Shriners Hospitals For Children Open was suspended by darkness. Uihlein birdied six of his final nine holes in the morning round at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. Seth Reeves was 7 under with one hole remaining, and Jordan Spieth (speeth) shot a 65 in his season debut.

NBA/NHL/Top 25 CFB Scoreboard from Thursday (11/1)


Final Denver 110 Cleveland 91
Final Philadelphia 122 L.A. Clippers 113
Final Oklahoma City 111 Charlotte 107
Final Sacramento 146 Atlanta 115
Final Boston 117 Milwaukee 113
Final Portland 132 New Orleans 119


Final Winnipeg 4 Florida 2
Final SO N-Y Islanders 3 Pittsburgh 2
Final Dallas 2 Toronto 1
Final Detroit 4 New Jersey 3
Final Montreal 6 Washington 4
Final Nashville 4 Tampa Bay 1
Final Ottawa 4 Buffalo 2
Final St. Louis 5 Vegas 3
Final Calgary 6 Colorado 5
Final Edmonton 4 Chicago 0
Final SO N-Y Rangers 3 Anaheim 2
Final Philadelphia 5 L.A. Kings 2
Final Columbus 4 San Jose 1


Final (9) UCF 52 Temple 40

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (10/31)



  • Galena is a victory away from the Illinois State Volleyball Tournament. Last night the Pirates advanced to the 2-A Super Sectional round with a 2-0 (25-16, 25-21) victory over Lena Winslow in the Sectional Championship match at Port Byron. Galena now meets Elgin Harvest Christian at Oregon tomorrow night at 7 o’clock.




  • Loras 3, Central 0 (Loras coach Dan Rothert wins his 600 career match, 330 of those as the men’s coach. Loras hosts Luther for the ARC title Saturday 7:30.)


  • Loras 3, Dubuque 2 (Loras hosts Wartburg Saturday at 5 pm for ARC title match)

MVC Volleyball All Conference

The Mississippi Valley Conference Volleyball All-Division selections have been announced. Wahlert’s Aliyah Carter and Hempstead’s Jada Wills were named first team Valley Division selections. Carolan Conlon of Wahlert and Corinne Meyer of Hempstead were second team choices while Lauryn Montgomery and Grace Lueken of Wahlert along with Ella Pettinger and Lily Reeg of Hempstead were Honorable Mentions.

In the Mississippi Division: Emma Baumhover of Western Dubuque was chosen to the first team, teammate McKenzie Simon the second team, teammates Jenna Burds and Sydney Rosalez were Honorable Mention. Sara Peters and Emma Link of Senior were chosen Honorable Mention.

All State Cross Country

The Iowa High School Track and Field + Cross Country Association have released their all state cross country selections.
David Holesinger and Ben Hermiston from Hempstead were named to the Boys Elite All-State squad. Joining Holesinger and Hermiston on the all 4-A squad was teammate Ryan Winger. Brady Griebel of Bellevue was named to the 2-A All-State team.

Gabby Moran of 3-A state champ Wahlert along with Claire Edmondson and Lillian Schmidt of Senior were named Girls Elite All-State. Moran was joined by teammates Aunna Huseman and Alix Oliver on the 3-A All-State team. Edmondson and Schmidt also received 4-A All-State accolades. Madison Kelchen and Madeline Rhomberg of Cascade were named to the 2-A All-State Team.

HOFer McCovey dies…Price staying…Clock still ticking on Kershaw…Terps bounce coach

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – San Francisco Giants outfielder/first baseman and Baseball Hall of Famer Willie McCovey has died at age 80, according to the team. McCovey won the NL Rookie of the Year award in 1959 and was the league MVP in 1969 before ending his 22-year career in 1980. McCovey hit 521 home runs and drove in 1,555 runs while serving as one of baseball’s most dangerous players in the 1960s and 70s.

BOSTON (AP) – Boston Red Sox lefty David Price has announced that he is declining a contract option that would have allowed him to become a free agent. Price will earn $127 million over the next four years under the seven-year, $217 million contract he signed with Boston before the 2016 season. He has gone 31-19 with a 3.74 ERA in three seasons with the Red Sox, and was 2-0 in the World Series against the Dodgers.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers and ace lefty Clayton Kershaw have agreed to extend the deadline on his option decision by 40 hours until 1 p.m. PDT Friday. Kershaw can opt out of the last two years and $65 million of his contract to become a free agent for the first time in an 11-year big league career spent entirely with the Dodgers. He was 9-5 with a 2.73 ERA this season.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – The University of Maryland has fired head football coach D.J. Durkin, one day after he was reinstated by the state’s board of regents. The decision to keep him has been skewered by local politicians and students since it was announced. Durkin was placed on administrative leave after offensive lineman Jordan McNair collapsed during practice and died, which spawned an investigation into the potential dangerous culture of the football program.

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) – Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Jets, meaning Brock Osweiler will make his fourth consecutive start. Tannehill was limited in practice Wednesday as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury. The Dolphins are 4-4 this season, 1-2 with Osweiler under center.

NBA/NHL Scoreboard from Wednesday (10/31)


Final OT Brooklyn 120 Detroit 119
Final Minnesota 128 Utah 125
Final OT Denver 108 Chicago 107
Final Indiana 107 N-Y Knicks 101
Final Golden State 131 New Orleans 121
Final San Antonio 120 Phoenix 90
Final L.A. Lakers 114 Dallas 113


Final Vancouver 4 Chicago 2

Dyersville Beckman Advances to State Volleyball Tournament

The Dyersville Beckman Blazer volleyball team will be headed the state tournament next week in Cedar Rapids. Second ranked Beckman advanced following a convincing sweep of 12th ranked Durant in the Regional Final match at Anamosa last night. Beckman won on scores of 25-20, 25-11, and 25-23.

The Blazers (43-3) are the top seed for the tourney and will meet 8th seed (36-4) Wilton next Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Wilton knocked off top ranked Grundy Center last night which helped allow Beckman the top seed in the 2-A field.

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (10/30)



  • U-W Whitewater 1, U-W Platteville 0 (WIAC Tourney first round)


  • Luther 3, Loras 0 (ARC Tourney first round) Loras ends season 19-10

Clarke teams debut with Holiday Inn Express Tip-Off Classic

Clarke University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will open their 2018-19 campaigns this weekend at home by hosting the Holiday Inn Express Tip-Off Classic. The eight-game, eight-team event will be Friday and Saturdayat the Kehl Center.

The women’s field will include Clarke, Cottey College, Graceland University and Stephens College, while the men’s field will include Clarke, Bethel College (Ind.), St. Ambrose University and Waldorf University.

The Pride women’s team will open with Cottey at 5 o’clock Friday.

The Clarke men’s squad will tip off the season at 7 o’clock   Friday against longtime rival St. Ambrose University.

‘Bama tops CFP rankings…Texans get WR Thomas from Broncos…Roethlisberger has broken finger

UNDATED (AP) – Alabama is at the top of the first CFP rankings of the season, followed by Clemson, LSU and Notre Dame. The same four teams are Nos. 1-4 in the latest Associated Press college football poll, except with Notre Dame third and LSU fourth. Michigan checks in at No. 5, ahead of Georgia, Oklahoma, Washington State, Kentucky and Ohio State.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Houston Texans have acquired five-time Pro Bowl receiver Demariyus Thomas from the Denver Broncos for a fourth-round pick in the 2019 draft and a swap of seventh-round selections. Thomas has 36 receptions for 402 yards and three touchdowns this season, giving him 665 catches for 9,055 yards and 60 TDs in 125 regular-season games since breaking into the NFL in 2010. He’s averaging a career-low 11.2 yards per catch this year but is tied for the team lead in scoring receptions.

UNDATED (AP) – The Philadelphia Eagles acquired wide receiver Golden Tate from the Detroit Lions just before yesterday’s NFL trade deadline for a 2019 third-round draft pick. The Green Bay Packers have traded running back and kick returner Ty Montgomery to the Baltimore Ravens for a seventh-round selection in next year’s draft. And the Los Angeles Rams have picked up pass rusher Dante Fowler from Jacksonville for a third-round draft pick in 2019 and a fifth-rounder in 2020.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has a broken index on his left hand that could limit him in practice this week but shouldn’t stop him from playing against the Ravens in Baltimore on Sunday. Coach Mike Tomlin says Roethlisberger sustained the injury on his non-throwing hand at some point in Pittsburgh’s 33-18 victory over Cleveland on Sunday. Roethlisberger completed 24 of 36 passes for 257 yards passing and two touchdowns to Antonio Brown against the Browns on Sunday.

BALTIMORE (AP) – The University System of Maryland board of regents has recommended that head football coach D.J. Durkin retain his job, opening the door for him to return to the sideline for Saturday’s game against Michigan State. Durkin has been on paid administrative leave since Aug. 11, following the death of a player who collapsed during practice and an investigation of bullying by the Maryland coaching staff. Board chairman Jim Brady said the consensus was that Durkin was unfairly blamed for the dysfunction in the athletic department.

NBA/NHL Scoreboard from Tuesday (10-30)


Final Sacramento 107 Orlando 99
Final Cleveland 136 Atlanta 114
Final Charlotte 125 Miami 113
Final Toronto 129 Philadelphia 112
Final Boston 108 Detroit 105
Final Memphis 107 Washington 95
Final Portland 104 Houston 85
Final Oklahoma City 128 L.A. Clippers 110


Final N-Y Islanders 6 Pittsburgh 3
Final Detroit 5 Columbus 3
Final OT Calgary 2 Buffalo 1
Final Boston 3 Carolina 2
Final Dallas 4 Montreal 1
Final Tampa Bay 8 New Jersey 3
Final Nashville 4 Vegas 1
Final Minnesota 4 Edmonton 3
Final Philadelphia 3 Anaheim 2
Final Arizona 5 Ottawa 1
Final SO N-Y Rangers 4 San Jose 3

Wahlert Volleyball Back to State

The Wahlert High School volleyball team will be back in Cedar Rapids attempting to 3peat state championships. Last night the 4th ranked Golden Eagles defeated 10th ranked Clinton 3-1(25-14, 20-25, 25-21 and 25-20) to advance to the Class 4-A state tournament field.

The two-time defending champs now (23-12) will play in the 4A quarterfinals against Independence (34-6), next Tuesday evening at 6 o’clock at the U.S. Cellular Center.

Tonight, Dyersville Beckman has a chance to advance to the 2-A state tournament field. The 2nd ranked Blazers will meet12th ranked Durant at Anamosa this evening for the Region 8 Final.

In Illinois play: Galena has advanced to the 2-A Sectional Finals. Last night the Pirates defeated Forreston 2-0 in a sectional semi-final match-up in Port Byron. Galena now meets Lena-Winslow on Wednesday night to advance to the Oregon Super Sectional.


Iowa High School State Volleyball pairings:


A-R-C Athletes of the Week

Two University of Dubuque athletes and one from Loras College have been honored by the American Rivers Conference for their performances last week.

U-D cross country runner Alec Bass was named the conference Male Athlete of the Week after winning the individual title at the ARC Championship Meet on Saturday. Bass is the first Dubuque cross country runner to winner the title since 1962.

  • Spartan quarterback Sean Duffy was named the conference Football Offensive Player of the Week. Duffy threw for 367 yards and six touchdowns in Dubuque’s win over Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday.
  • Loras diver Mikaela Lengwin was named the Women’s Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week. This past Friday Lengwin broke the Loras school record in the 1-meter dive with a score of 462.30.
  • Former Dyersville Beckman prep Kylie Bildstein of Wartburg College was named the conference Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week. Bildstein collected12 kills and five blocks in the Knights conference title clinching match against Buena Vista.

Noland Transferring from Iowa State

AMES, Iowa- Iowa State head football coach Matt Campbell announced yesterday sophomore quarterback Zeb Noland has left the football team and will transfer to another school at the end of the semester.

Noland started five games in his Iowa State career, including four this season prior to the emergence of freshman Brock Purdy. He passed for 722 yards (70-110) and four touchdowns in those five games.

Hot hand…Cavaliers chaos…Patriots dominant

CHICAGO (AP) – It took him only 27 minutes to score 52 points and in the process, Golden State Warriors all-star Klay Thompson scored 14 3-pointers, an NBA record. It happened in a 149-124 romp over the Chicago Bulls. The previous holder of the record was teammate Steph Curry. Golden State had 92 at the half, the second-highest scoring NBA scoring half.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – LeBron James says his Lakers have to get better and that he’s trying to remain patient. But they are 2-5 after a 124-120 loss on Monday to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Jimmy Butler hit five of Minnesota’s eight 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to finish with 32 points on 12-for-20 shooting. James had 10 of his 29 points in the fourth.

CLEVELAND (AP) – Don’t call him interim coach. Cleveland Cavaliers top assistant Larry Drew is running things after the firing of Tyronn Lue. The Cavs started 0-6 under Lue, who doesn’t have LeBron James on his roster Drew says he’s only “the voice right now.” His agent is reworking his deal.

ORCHARD PARK, NY (AP) – Devin McCourty returned an interception 84 yards for a touchdown, and the New England Patriots’ defense smothered the Buffalo Bills’ in a 25-6 win. James White scored on a 1-yard run, and the Patriots relied more on Stephen Gostkowski’s leg than on Tom Brady’s arm for their fifth straight win. New England improved its AFC East-leading record to 6-2. Brady finished 29 of 45 for 324 yards, but was held without a touchdown pass for the first time this season.

TORONTO (AP) – Sean Monahan and Elias Lindholm scored in a 55-second span of the third period to lead the Calgary Flames to a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night. Lindholm and Monahan each added an assist as Calgary snapped a three-game losing streak. Michael Frolik added an empty-net goal to seal it. Mike Smith made 24 saves.

NBA/NHL/NFL Scoreboard from Monday (10/29)


Final Philadelphia 113 Atlanta 92
Final Portland 103 Indiana 93
Final Sacramento 123 Miami 113
Final N-Y Knicks 115 Brooklyn 96
Final Golden State 149 Chicago 124
Final Milwaukee 124 Toronto 109
Final Minnesota 124 L.A. Lakers 120
Final OT San Antonio 113 Dallas 108
Final Denver 116 New Orleans 111


Final Calgary 3 Toronto 1
Final Vancouver 5 Minnesota 2


Final New England 25 Buffalo 6

Fighting Saints Fall to USA U-18

Dubuque was unable to keep up with the offense of the U-18 Team as they fell 8-3 on Sunday afternoon. The Fighting Saints found themselves down 6-0 at one point but battled back to make it 6-3. The U-18’s used two late goals to extend their lead and put up eight goals.

The Fighting Saints now 5-4-1-and-1 return to action on Friday night for a Cowbell Cup clash with the Waterloo Black Hawks in Waterloo, then meet the Black Hawks at home on Saturday night.

UNI Wins Exhibition over Wartburg

The Northern Iowa men’s basketball team opened the season with 110-69 exhibition victory over Wartburg College yesterday afternoon in Cedar Falls. Former Western Dubuque prep Spencer Haldeman was one of six Panthers in double figures with 14 points that included going 4 of 8 from three point range. Former Senior prep Luke McDonnell chipped in with 4 points and 4 rebounds. Wyatt Lohaus led all scorers with 18. Next UNI will host Upper Iowa on Thursday night.

Bass wins ARC Men’s Title

University of Dubuque runner Alec Bass became the first U-D individual conference champ since 1962 at the American Rivers Conference men’s championships hosted by Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday. The men’s team finished seventh in the team race and the women finished eighth. The Loras men placed 2nd led by Cole Conklin-Little in 9th.

The Loras women finished 3rd paced by Kassie Rosenbaum who finished third. Dubuque finished 8th led by Lucy Syverson in 56th.

Iowa High School Cross Country Highlights

  • The Wahlert girls cross country team defended their state cross country title on Saturday winning the Class 3-A crown in Fort Dodge. Sophomore Gabby Moran finished in 3rd place to pace Wahlert. In Class 4-A Senior finished 4th led by Clare Edmundson with a 5th place effort. In Class 2-A, Cascade placed 6th and in 1-A Bellevue Marquette Catholic was 9th.


  • In the boys race, Hempstead finished 2nd place just one point behind 4-A champ West Des Moines Dowling. The Mustangs were paced by David Holesinger finishing 5th. In Class 3A:Wahlert placed 6th in the team race with George Barton finishing 28th to lead the Golden Eagles. In Class 2-A, Bellevue had a runner-up team finish, the Comets Brady Griebel finished sixth overall.

“Damage Done” as Sox win title…Cavs dump Lue…McCoy cleared to play…Logano wins

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Steve Pearce homered twice and David Price worked into the eighth inning as the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles, 5-1 in Game 5 to win their fourth World Series title since 2004. Pearce came away with series MVP honors by delivering three home runs and seven RBIs over the final 11 innings of the Fall Classic. Price served up a leadoff homer to David Freese (freez) but allowed just two other hits for his second victory of the series.

CLEVELAND (AP) – Head coach Tyronn Lue  has been fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers and replaced by Larry Drew on an interim basis. The move came one day after the Cavaliers fell to 0-6, their worst start since the 1995-96 Cavs opened 0-7. Lue led the Cavs to four straight trips to the NBA Finals, including the 2016 championship.

UNDATED (AP) – Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has cleared concussion protocol and is expected to play tonight against the AFC East rival New England Patriots. McCoy was hurt when he landed on his head while being tackled along the sideline on Buffalo’s second play from scrimmage in last Sunday’s 37-5 loss at Indianapolis. He is the team’s top rusher this season with 244 yards after running for 1,138 yards and six TDs last year.

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) – Joey Logano bumped Martin Truex Jr., near the finish line to win yesterday’s NASCAR Cup race at Martinsville Speedway. Truex was leading before Logano made contact, sending Truex into a spin as he passed the checkered flag. The outcome gives Logano one of the four championship berths in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 18.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Cameron Champ birdied five of the last six holes to win the Sanderson Farms Championship, his first PGA victory in nine career starts. The 23-year-old Champ blew a four-stroke lead in the final round before closing with a 4-under 68 for a four-stroke victory over Corey Connors. Champ finished at 21-under 267 in the wire-to-wire victory.

MLB/NBA/NHL/NFL Scoreboard from Sunday (10/28)


Final Boston 5 L-A Dodgers 1 (Boston wins series 4-1)


Final Golden State 120 Brooklyn 114
Final Utah 113 Dallas 104
Final Oklahoma City 117 Phoenix 110
Final L.A. Clippers 136 Washington 104


Final L.A. Kings 4 N-Y Rangers 3
Final N-Y Islanders 2 Carolina 1
Final Detroit 4 Dallas 2
Final OT Edmonton 2 Chicago 1
Final OT Vegas 4 Ottawa 3
Final OT San Jose 4 Anaheim 3


Final Philadelphia 24 Jacksonville 18
Final Kansas City 30 Denver 23
Final Pittsburgh 33 Cleveland 18
Final Cincinnati 37 Tampa Bay 34
Final Carolina 36 Baltimore 21
Final Washington 20 N-Y Giants 13
Final Chicago 24 N-Y Jets 10
Final Seattle 28 Detroit 14
Final Indianapolis 42 Oakland 28
Final L.A. Rams 29 Green Bay 27
Final Arizona 18 San Francisco 15
Final New Orleans 30 Minnesota 20

Bosox stun Dodgers for 3-1 series lead…Cowboys dump Longhorns…Georgia tops Florida

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Boston Red Sox have a three-games-to-one lead in the World Series after rallying over the last three innings to beat the Dodgers, 9-6 in Los Angeles. Steve Pearce tied it with a solo homer in the eighth and delivered a big three-run double in the ninth, four batters after pinch-hitter Rafael Devers (deh’-vurz) singled home the tiebreaking run. Pinch-hitter Mitch Moreland sparked the Red Sox with a three-run blast in the seventh, one inning after Yasiel Puig (YAH’-see-ul pweeg) smacked a three-run shot to put the Dodgers ahead, 4-0.

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) – No. 6 Texas was the highest-ranked college football team to lose on Saturday. Taylor Cornelius threw three touchdown passes and ran for two scores, the last with 5:44 remaining to help Oklahoma State beat the Longhorns, 38-35. Cornelius completed 23 of 34 passes for 321 yards, and his scoring run on third-and-10 gave the Cowboys a 38-28 lead.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Jake Fromm was 17 of 24 for 240 yards and three touchdowns as seventh-ranked Georgia knocked off No. 9 Florida, 36-17. The Gators had a one-point lead late in the third quarter before Fromm connected with Jeremiah Holloman for their second TD hookup. Terry Godwin’s 36-yard TD reception and D’Andre Swift’s 33-yard touchdown run put the game out of reach as Georgia improved to 7-1.

UNDATED (AP) – The Detroit Pistons and New Orleans Pelicans have suffered their first losses of the NBA season. Ricky Rubio contributed 28 with 12 assists, while Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) added 25 points and 14 rebounds as Utah slammed the Pelicans, 132-111. Jaylen Brown scored 19 points and Marcus Morris added 18 as the Boston Celtics stifled the Pistons, 109-89 in Detroit.

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) – Kyle Busch will start from the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race at Martinsville Speedway, which opens the third round of NASCAR’s playoffs. Busch turned a lap at 96.254 mph around the Virginia paperclip to edge Clint Bowyer in Saturday’s qualifying. Denny Hamlin and Ryan Blaney made up the second row, just ahead of Aric Almirola and Martin Truex, Jr.

Sports Round-Up

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Max Muncy’s blast ended the longest World Series game in major league history. Muncy launched a home run to left-center in the bottom of the 18th to give the Dodgers a 3-2 win over the Red Sox. The blast gets the Dodgers within two games to one in the Fall Classic. Lost in the marathon was the work of Dodgers starter Walker Buehler, who gave up two hits in seven scoreless innings. The game lasted a-record 7 hours and 20 minutes and blew away the previous mark for innings. Game 4 is Saturday in Los Angeles.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Tanner Morgan passed for 302 yards and three touchdowns in his first career start, including the tiebreaking 67-yard scoring toss to Rashod Bateman with 1:34 remaining that gave Minnesota a 38-31 victory on a rainy night after Indiana rallied with 22 straight points.

UNDATED (AP) – No. 17 Penn State will have a say in who plays for the Big Ten championship even if it is unlikely to be the Nittany Lions. No. 18 Iowa comes to State College, Pennsylvania, on Saturday in the first of three straight games for Penn State against division contenders. The Hawkeyes are part of a logjam near the top of the Big Ten West standings, with four teams having one loss halfway through the season. Penn State gets Iowa then No. 6 Michigan and No. 20 Wisconsin over the next three weeks.

SINGAPORE (AP) – The Women’s Tennis Association has dedicated its trophy for the top-ranked player of the year in honor of Chris Evert. The 18-time Grand Slam champion was the first player to lead the rankings when they were introduced in 1975. Evert says she is “honored and privileged” to have the trophy named for her, in comments released by the WTA. Simona Halep receives the newly named Chris Evert WTA World No.1 Trophy as she is the year-end No. 1 for the second season in a row. Halep isn’t playing at the ongoing WTA Finals due to a back injury.

UNDATED (AP) Kemba Walker nailed five 3-pointers and finished with 30 points on 11-of-18 shooting as the Hornets blasted the Bulls, 135-106. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 15 points and 12 rebounds in just 23 minutes as the Bucks ripped the Timberwolves, 125-95.

Dubuque Fighting Saints

The Dubuque Fighting Saints couldn’t get things going Friday night as they dropped their third game of the season, 6-3 to the Youngstown Phantoms. This was the first time that Dubuque relinquished more than four goals during the season and the first time that Youngstown scored more than four. The Saints will play Team USA twice in two days, once against the U-17 Team Saturday night and once against the U-18 Team on Sunday afternoon.

High School Football Playoff Scoreboard

Iowa First Round

Class 1A

Bellevue 49, Mediapolis 14

Bellevue hosts Pella Christian next Friday

Class 3A

Western Dubuque 48, Solon 13

Western Dubuque will be at North Scott next Friday night

Wisconsin Level 2

Division 6

Lancaster 42, Darlington 6

Fennimore 35, Cuba City 0

Lancaster will be at Fennimore next Friday

Division 7

Black Hawk 6, Potosi-Casseville 0

Benton-Scales Mound 32, Johnson Creek 6

Benton-Scales Mound at Black Hawk next Friday

Iowa and Wisconsin High School Football Playoffs

The Iowa High School football playoffs begin tonight around the state and it’s Level 2 on the Wisconsin side of the river.

The 2nd ranked Bellevue Comets start what they hope will be a long post season run tonight at home as they face the 9th ranked Mediapolis Bulldogs in a Class 1-A first round affair. You can hear the game on AM 1370 and with pregame at 6:45.  Another area Iowa team in action tonight in Class 3-A, the 8th ranked Western Dubuque Bobcats with a first round match-up at 3rd ranked Solon.

In  Wisconsin action: In Division 6: Lancaster will host Darlington. The winner will meet the winner of the other area D-6 game tonight with Cuba City at Fennimore.In Division 7, the Potosi-Cassville Chieftains will travel to Black Hawk for a rematch of a competitive game from early in the season. The winner will face the winner of the Benton-Scales Mound at Johnson Creek game next Friday in Level 3.

Fighting Saints Road Stretch

The Fighting Saints will take on three different opponents in three days as one of their most grueling stretches of the season begins tonight. Dubuque plays at Youngstown tonight and then Team USA U-17 and Team USA U-18 Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Dubuque has already played Youngstown twice this season and meeting three will be the first time the two teams battle at Covelli Centre. Dubuque is 1-0-0-1 against Youngstown, with a 4-2 win and a 4-3 shootout loss. The games on Saturday and Sunday will be the first time Dubuque will see Team USA this season.

The Saints currently sit in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference, one point ahead of Cedar Rapids in 4th and one point behind Central Illinois in 2nd.

Iowa and Wisconsin State Cross Country Meets This Weekend

The Iowa and Wisconsin High School State Cross Country Meets will be tomorrow.

At the Iowa State Meet in Fort Dodge:  In the boys race, Class 4A: the Hempstead boys are one of the favorites to compete for the state crown, also running individually will be Isaiah Schaetzel of Senior and Cade Messer of Western Dubuque. In Class 3A: the Wahlert boys team is in the field competing for a state team title. Tyler Meyeres of Maquoketa is qualified as an individual. In Class 2-A: Bellevue will be in the running for the team title. Cole Miller of Cascade is also in the race.

In Girls Class 4A: Senior and Hempstead are both in the team race. In Class 3A: Wahlert Catholic is a favorite to win the team title. In Class 2A, Cascade will be in the race for the team title and Gabby Williamson of Bellevue is in the race as well. In Class 1A: Bellevue Marquette Catholic is one of the teams vying for the title.

At the Wisconsin state meet in Wisconsin Rapids: there are six area team competing for team titles: Both Platteville and Boscobel have their boys and girls teams competing, also  the Darlington boys, and Lancaster girls will be running.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (10/25)



Iowa Regional Semi-Finals

Class 2A

  • Dyersville Beckman 3, Cascade 0 (Beckman meets #12 Durant on Tuesday at TBA)

Wisconsin Sectional Semi-Finals

Division 3

  • Cuba City 3, Wisconsin Heights 2 (Cuba City meets Lake Co. Lutheran at Wisconsin Heights on Saturday night for the sectional title)

Division 4

  • River Ridge 3, Iowa Grant 0 (River Ridge meets Hillsboro at Royall on Saturday night for the sectional title)

Illinois Regional Finals

Class 2A

  • Galena 2, Fulton 0 (Galena meets Orion Monday Night at Port Byron in the Sectional)

Class 1A

  • Durand 2, East Dubuque 0


  • Maria Kircher of Wahlert has qualified as a diver for the State Swimming and Diving Championships next weekend. Hempstead, Senior, and Wahlert swimmers will all be attempting to qualify for the State Meet competing in the regional meet tomorrow hosted by Davenport Central High School.




  • UW Whitewater 4, Loras 3


  • #2 Grand View 3, Clarke 0

Texas rout Dolphins…New skippers in AL…Terps report concludes no toxic culture around Durkin

HOUSTON (AP) – The Houston Texans picked up their fifth straight win since an 0-3 start by blasting the Miami Dolphins, 42-23 last night. DeShaun Watson tied his career high by throwing for five touchdowns, including passes of 73 and 49 yards. Former Houston quarterback Brock Osweiler threw for 241 yards with an interception in his third straight start for the 4-4 Dolphins.

UNDATED (AP) – The Toronto Blue Jays and Minnesota Twins hired new managers yesterday, and both come from the Tampa Bay Rays organization. Charlie Montoyo is replacing John Gibbons in Toronto after serving as Tampa Bay’s bench coach this season following a three-year run as the team’s third base coach. The Twins have selected Rocco Baldelli, who played for the Rays before spending the last four years on the staff of manager Kevin Cash.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – An external investigation of the Maryland football program under coach DJ Durkin has determined that the team “did not have a toxic culture,” but was problematic enough to where players feared speaking out. The 198-page report was obtained by The Associated Press and was compiled by an independent commission of eight people. It said the culture of the program was not the reason behind the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair, but it did not include any recommendations about Durkin’s future status with the program.

NEW YORK (AP) – NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has upheld the 20-game suspension handed down to Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson for an illegal check to an opponent’s head in a preseason game. Bettman determined that the initial ruling by the Department of Player Safety on Oct. 3 “was supported by clear and convincing evidence.” The union handled Wilson’s appeal last week and felt his hit didn’t merit a suspension since it didn’t break a rule.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Cameron Champ is the leader heading into the second round of the PGA’s Sanders Farms Championship in Mississippi. Champ opened with a 7-under 65 for a one-shot advantage over Cameron Tringale. Rory Sabbatini, D.J. Trahan, Andrew Romero, Chad Ramey and Robert Streb are two off the pace.

NBA/NHL/Top 25 CFB/NFL Scoreboard from Thursday (10/25)


Final Portland 128 Orlando 114
Final Detroit 110 Cleveland 103
Final Boston 101 Oklahoma City 95
Final L.A. Lakers 121 Denver 114


Final Buffalo 4 Montreal 3
Final OT Nashville 4 New Jersey 3
Final Boston 3 Philadelphia 0
Final Minnesota 4 L.A. Kings 1
Final Columbus 7 St. Louis 4
Final Chicago 4 N-Y Rangers 1
Final Dallas 5 Anaheim 2
Final Pittsburgh 9 Calgary 1
Final Edmonton 4 Washington 1
Final Arizona 4 Vancouver 1


Final (13) West Virginia 58 Baylor 14
Final Georgia Southern 34 (25) Appalachian St. 14


Final Houston 42 Miami 23

High School Post Season Volleyball

Post season high school volleyball action continues tonight in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois.

In Iowa it’s the Class 2A and 1A regional semi-finals: There’s a local match-up in 2-A Region 8 as second ranked Dyersville Beckman hosts Cascade. The winner advanced to the final on Tuesday.

In Wisconsin it’s the sectional semi-finals in all classes. In Division 3 at Mineral Point: Cuba City will meet Wisconsin Heights. In Division 4 at Belmont: River Ridge will face off with Iowa Grant. Winners tonight play in the sectional finals on Saturday.

In Illinois it’s the regional finals: In Class 2A at Savanna: Galena faces Fulton. In Class 1A at Durand: East Dubuque will meet Durand. Winners tonight advance to the sectional round on Monday.

American Rivers Conference Soccer Tournaments

The American Rivers Conference post season conference tournament starts this Saturday.

In the men’s tournament, regular season conference champ Loras has a first round bye and will host the winner of Simpson-Central first round match on Wednesday at the Rock Bowl. The other first round match Saturday has Wartburg hosting Nebraska Wesleyan with the winner traveling to Luther on Wednesday.

In the women’s tournament, regular season champ Loras has a first round bye and will host a second round match on Wednesday against the winner of Saturday’s first round match with Dubuque hosting Central. The other first round match has Coe at Luther with the winner meeting number two seed Wartburg in the second round.

The championship matches will be on Saturday, November 3rd at the highest seeded team home venue.

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (10/24)



  • Augustana 4, U-W Platteville 1


  • Dubuque 3, Loras 1 (Dubuque now 20-8, Loras 17-9)
  • U-W Oshkosh 3, U-W Platteville 0

UWP’s Duax, and Loras’ Ruggles Pre-Season All-American Recognition

Former Hempstead prep Robert Duax of Wisconsin Platteville has been named a second team pre-season All American by Duax, a senior for the Pioneers was the WIAC Player of the Year and named a third team All-American last season as a junior after averaging 15.8 points, 4.6 rebounds.

Loras College senior Josh Ruggles was named an Honorable Mention. Last season Ruggles averaged 22.4 points, 4.7 rebounds per game.

See the complete D-3 All-American Team below:

Bosox go 2-up in series…Molina gets Clemente award…Giants send Harrison to Lions

BOSTON (AP) – David Price scattered three hits over six innings and J.D. Martinez delivered a tiebreaking, two-run single to send the Boston Red Sox to a 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series. Price gave up all three Dodger hits while allowing two runs in the fourth inning, but the Red Sox rallied for three runs in the fifth to take a two-games-to-none lead in the Fall Classic. Losing pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu  was pinned with the loss, yielding four runs and six hits over 4 2/3 innings.

BOSTON (AP) – St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier  Molina has won the Roberto Clemente Award given to the player who best represents the former Pittsburgh outfielder’s humanitarian efforts. Molina has worked tirelessly to help Puerto Rico recover from the effects of Hurricane Maria last year. The award is a fitting honor for the star who grew up on Puerto Rico and idolized the island’s late Hall of Famer.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – The Giants have dealt defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison to the Detroit Lions, one day after New York shipped defensive back Eli Apple to New Orleans. The deal is pending a physical. A person with knowledge of the deal says the Giants will receive a fifth-round pick in 2019 for Harrison, who was an All-Pro selection two years ago.

MIAMI (AP) – Receiver Albert Wilson has been placed on injured reserve by the Miami Dolphins because of a hip injury sustained in Sunday’s loss to Detroit. He won’t require surgery, but a specialist determined Wilson will need a lengthy recovery, which prompted the roster moves. He leads the Dolphins with 391 yards receiving on 26 receptions, including touchdowns of 75, 74 and 43 yards.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) – New York Jets running back Bilal Powell needs surgery to repair a bulging disk in his neck, an injury that coach Todd Bowles says is potentially career-ending. Powell was placed on injured reserve after hurting his neck during a 2-yard run late in the second quarter of Sunday’s loss to Minnesota. Bowles says the injury is similar to the one that sidelined wide receiver Quincy Enunwa  for all of last season, but adds that it’s a bit worse.

MLB/NBA/NHL Scoreboard from Wednesday (10/24)


Final Boston 4 L-A Dodgers 2 (Boston leads 2-0)


Final Atlanta 111 Dallas 104
Final Brooklyn 102 Cleveland 86
Final Miami 110 N-Y Knicks 87
Final Toronto 112 Minnesota 105
Final Utah 100 Houston 89
Final Chicago 112 Charlotte 110
Final Indiana 116 San Antonio 96
Final Milwaukee 123 Philadelphia 108
Final Sacramento 97 Memphis 92
Final L.A. Lakers 131 Phoenix 113
Final Golden State 144 Washington 122


Final Toronto 4 Winnipeg 2
Final OT Florida 3 N-Y Islanders 2
Final Tampa Bay 1 Colorado 0
Final SO Vancouver 3 Vegas 2

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (10/23)



Iowa Regional Semi-Finals

Class 5A

  • Waterloo West 3, Hempstead 1

Class 4A

  • #4 Wahlert 3, Western Dubuque 1 (Wahlert hosts #10 Clinton Monday night)

Illinois Regional Semi-Finals

Class 1A

  • East Dubuque 2, River Ridge 1 (East Dubuque at Durand Thursday night)

Class 2A

  • Galena 2, West Carroll 0 (Galena meets Fulton at Savannah Thursday night)




  • Loras 3, Central 0 (Loras claims American Rivers Conference title)
  • Luther 1, Dubuque 0
  • Grand View 10, Clarke 0
  • UW Platteville 0, Wartburg 0 (2 OT)


  • Loras 3, Central 2 (Loras secured 3rd straight regular season conference championship)
  • Luther 1, Dubuque 0
  • Grand View 4, Clarke 1


  • Clarke 3, Culver Stockton 0 (With 18 digs Clarke’s Ashley Smith sets a new school record with 2108 for her career)


  • The University of Dubuque men’s golf team placed 15th at 2018 Men’s Whistling Straits Championships after shooting 330 and 335. Anthony Mendoza tied for 34th overall after rounds of 80 and 80.

MVC All Divisional Cross Country

The Mississippi Valley Conference has announced selections for the conference all divisional cross country teams.

First the Girls: In the Mississippi Division, Clare Edmondson of Senior was named the Athlete of the year and Senior head coach Louie Fischer Coach of the Year. Joining Edmondson on the first team were teammates Lillian Schmidt and Isabelle Gorton. Ashley Donovan and Lucia Nelson were named second team and Oliva Kruse was Honorable Mention and Western Dubuque’s Lauren Klein was also chosen.

In the Valley Division: Gabby Moran of Wahlert and Hannah Brown of Hempstead were first team choices.  Second team choices were Ellie Meyer and Alix Oliver of Wahlert and Emma Holesinger of Hempstead. Hempstead had 3 Honorable Mention: Kaylee Leicht, Shaelyn Hostager, and Audrey Franklin. Wahlert had two selections with Tess Breslin and Aunna Huesman.

For the Boys: In the Valley Division: Mark Ressler of Hempstead was named Coach of the Year. The Mustangs had four first team choices with Ben Hermiston, David Holesinger, Ryan Winger, and Mason Suarez. Teammate: Owen Maloney and Matt Jungk were second team. Matt Schatz was Honorable Mention. Wahlert had two second team selections: Jacob Hocking and Nathan Munshower.

In the Mississippi Division: Isaiah Schaetzle of Senior was a first team selection, teammate Connor Kilgore was second team and Evan Wille was Honorable Mention.

Bosox double up Dodgers…Saints get CB Apple from Giants…Vikes’ Griffen to return

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox took Game 1 of the World Series last night by downing the Los Angeles Dodgers, 8-4. Pinch-hitter Eduardo Nunez belted a three-run homer to cap the scoring, J.D. Martinez delivered a pair of RBI hits and Andrew Benintendi was 4-for-5 with an RBI single and three runs scored. Losing pitcher Clayton Kershaw was reached for five runs and seven hits in just four-plus innings.

UNDATED (AP) – The New Orleans Saints have acquired cornerback Eli Apple from the New York Giants for a fourth-round pick in 2019 and a seventh-rounder in 2020. Apple was taken 10th overall out of Ohio State in the 2016 draft. He has 23 tackles and one forced fumble this season. Apple leaves a 1-6 team and goes to the 5-1 Saints, who will face the Vikings on Sunday in a matchup of division leaders.

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) – Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen is returning to the team today after being out for the past month for a mental health evaluation. The three-time Pro Bowl selection left the team late last month after a series of events that included a welfare check at a hospital. A police report described erratic behavior that included a threat of violence at a downtown Minneapolis hotel and a text message to his wife referencing suicide.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – TCU receiver and returner KaVontae Turpin has been dismissed from the team after a second charge surfaced against him following his weekend arrest for assault. Coach Gary Patterson initially suspended Turpin after the senior was arrested by Fort Worth police following an incident Saturday night. But Turpin was kicked off the team after Patterson later learned of a battery charge pending against him in New Mexico from last March.

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Bulls say point guard Kris Dunn will miss four to six weeks because of a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee. Coach Fred Hoiberg says Dunn was injured going for a layup in the second quarter of Monday’s loss at Dallas. Dunn stayed in and finished with nine points and seven assists after missing the first two games of the season for the birth of his first child.

MLB/NBA/NHL Scoreboard from Tuesday (10/23)


Final Boston 8 L-A Dodgers 4 (Boston leads 1-0)


Final OT Detroit 133 Philadelphia 132
Final New Orleans 116 L.A. Clippers 109
Final Denver 126 Sacramento 112


Final Arizona 4 Columbus 1
Final N-Y Rangers 5 Florida 2
Final Boston 4 Ottawa 1
Final Montreal 3 Calgary 2
Final San Jose 5 Nashville 4
Final Chicago 3 Anaheim 1
Final Dallas 4 L.A. Kings 2
Final OT Pittsburgh 6 Edmonton 5

U-D’s Cangelosi Honored by the ARC

University of Dubuque soccer player Lauren Cangelosi has been named the American Rivers Conference Female Athlete of the Week. Cangelosi scored the game winner in overtime vs. Nebraska Wesleyan and she collected a goal and assist in the Spartan’s 3-0 win over Buena Vista on Saturday.

Bellevue 2nd-Western Dubuque 8th in Final AP Iowa High School Football Rankings

The unbeaten Bellevue Comets are ranked 2nd in Class 1-A, their highest ranking of the season. The Comets will host (8-1) Mediapolis on Friday night in the first round, the Bulldogs are ranked 9th in the poll. Dike-New Hartford is top ranked

In Class 3-A: the Western Dubuque Bobcats climbed to number 8. W-D will travel to unbeaten and 3rd ranked Solon for their first round playoff match-up. Cedar Rapids Xavier is top ranked.

West Des Moines Valley is top ranked in Class 4-A, Monroe PCM in Class 2-A, Hudson in Class A, and Westside Ar-We-Va in 8-man.


Class 4A
Record Pts Prv
1. West Des Moines Valley (7) 9-0 88 1
2. Cedar Falls (1) 9-0 80 2
3. Ankeny Centennial (1) 9-0 74 3
4. Bettendorf 8-1 58 4
5. West Des Moines Dowling 7-2 54 5
6. Iowa City West 8-1 47 7
7. Waukee 7-2 36 8
8. Johnston 7-2 27 6
9. Fort Dodge 7-2 18 10
10. Cedar Rapids Prairie 7-2 13 9
Others receiving votes: None.
Class 3A
Record Pts Prv
1. Cedar Rapids Xavier (8) 9-0 89 1
2. Council Bluffs Lewis Central (1) 9-0 79 2
3. Solon 9-0 73 3
4. Eldridge North Scott 8-1 63 4
5. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 8-1 55 5
6. Pella 8-1 39 7
7. Oskaloosa 8-1 25 8
8. Epworth Western Dubuque 7-2 23 9
9. Waverly-Shell Rock 8-1 21 10
10. Clear Creek-Amana 8-1 8 NR
Others receiving votes: Decorah 7. Harlan 5. Sioux City Heelan 5. Spencer 3.
Class 2A
Record Pts Prv
1. Monroe PCM (9) 9-0 90 1
2. Boyden-Hull-RV 8-1 81 2
3. Waukon 8-1 69 4
4. Van Horne Benton 8-1 60 5
5. Southeast Valley 7-2 41 7
6. Algona 8-1 30 3
7. Spirit Lake 7-2 29 8
8. State Center West Marshall 7-2 23 T10
9. Greene County 8-1 19 9
10. Clear Lake 7-2 16 NR
Others receiving votes: Chariton 10. West Liberty 8. Cresco Crestwood 7. Williamsburg 6. Union, La Porte City 4. Waterloo Columbus 2.
Class 1A
Record Pts Prv
1. Dike-New Hartford (5) 9-0 82 1
2. Bellevue (2) 9-0 74 3
3. Van Meter (1) 9-0 69 2
4. South Central Calhoun (1) 9-0 68 4
5. Hawarden West Sioux 8-1 51 5
6. West Branch 8-1 47 6
7. Truro Interstate 35 9-0 38 8
8. Wilton 8-1 34 7
9. Mediapolis 8-1 13 9
10. Inwood West Lyon 7-2 9 NR
Others receiving votes: Treynor 6. Pella Christian 3. Osage 1.
Class A
Record Pts Prv
1. Hudson (9) 9-0 90 1
2. A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 9-0 79 2
3. Algona Garrigan 9-0 74 3
4. Traer North Tama 8-1 56 4
5. Edgewood-Colesburg 8-1 54 5
6. Fairbank Wapsie Valley 7-2 28 7
7. Durant 7-2 24 8
8. Sloan Westwood 8-1 23 10
9. Britt West Hancock 7-2 22 9
10. Brooklyn BGM 8-1 12 NR
Others receiving votes: Belmond-Klemme 10. Hinton 9. Mason City Newman 7. Lynnville-Sully 4. Akron-Westfield 2. Riverside Highland 1.
Class 8-Man
Record Pts Prv
1. Westside Ar-We-Va (7) 9-0 88 1
2. Marengo Iowa Valley (2) 9-0 77 3
3. Gilbertville-Don Bosco 8-1 67 4
4. Liberty Center SE Warren 10-0 56 6
5. Fremont Mills, Tabor 8-1 54 5
6. New London 8-1 38 7
7. Elk Horn-Kimballton Exira 8-1 32 8
8. Northwood-Kensett 8-1 31 2
9. Jackson Junction Turkey Valley 8-1 15 10
(tie) Wyoming Midland 9-1 15 9
Others receiving votes: Central City 8. Newell-Fonda 8. Gladbrook-Reinbeck 3. Rockford 3.

Clarke’s Kuckuck Honored by the Heart

Abigail Kukuck of Clarke University has been named the Heart of American Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week. On Saturday, Kukuck had 12 saves in net for the Pride to hold the shutout in the 1-0 win over Missouri Valley.

Big 10 Women’s Basketball Pre-Season Honors

The Iowa Hawkeye women’s basketball team has been picked to finish 2nd in the Big 10 title chase this season by both the conference head coaches and also the media who cover the league. Maryland is the pre-season choice to win the league title.

Returning consensus All American senior Megan Gustafson of the Hawkeyes was chosen as the Pre-Season Player of the Year by both coaches and media. Iowa junior guard Kathleen Doyle was also selected to both pre-season all conference teams.

Area Scoreboard from Monday (10/22)



Iowa Regional Tournament Scores


  • #2 Dyersville Beckman 3, Maquoketa Valley 0
  • Cascade 3, Bellevue 0 ( Beckman hosts Cascade Thursday night in semi’s)


  • Central Elkader 3, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 0

(Tonight ) Class 5A: #14 Hempstead is at Waterloo West and in Class 4A: #4 Wahlert hosts Western Dubuque.

Illinois regional play continues tonight as well: Class 1A: At Durand, East Dubuque meets River Ridge (6:30). Class 2A: At Savanna, Galena will meet West Carroll (5:30)




  • The University of Dubuque men’s golf team opened up play at the 2018 Whistling Straits Intercollegiate Championships on Monday and finished the first day tied for 14th overall after firing a 330. Anthony Mendoza led the Spartans and shot an 80 and is tied for 42nd overall. Round two will begin this morning.

Falcons get by Giants…Cowboys shopping for receiver…Nippy Series forecast

ATLANTA (AP) – Atlanta’s Matt Ryan threw a 47-yard touchdown pass to Marvin Hall, Tevin Coleman broke loose on a 30-yard scoring run and the Falcons added another chapter to New York’s miserable season, beating the Giants 23-20 on Monday night. Ryan finished 31 for 39 with 379 yards. Atlanta is now 3-4 for the season. The Giants are just 1-and-6.

DALLAS (AP) – The Dallas Cowboys have acquired Oakland receiver Amari Cooper for a first-round draft pick. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie says his team will get the pick in the 2019 draft. The deal comes with the Cowboys struggling to make big plays in the passing game with quarterback Dak Prescott, and a few months after they released franchise touchdown catch leader Dez Bryant in a cost-cutting move.

PHOENIX (AP) – The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed infielder Eduardo Escobar to a three-year, $21 million contract. Arizona acquired the switch-hitting Escobar from Minnesota on July 27 for three minor league prospects. Escobar got a $500,000 signing bonus.

NEW YORK (AP) – A jury in New York will continue deliberations Tuesday in the trial of three men charged with conspiring to cheat major college basketball programs by paying young athletes to sign with schools sponsored by Adidas. Attorneys for the defendants say their clients broke NCAA rules but no laws. The scandal led to the firing of Coach Rick Pitino at Louisville. He was not charged.

BOSTON (AP) – It’s looking to be cold for Game 1 of the World Series, but at least the Red Sox and Dodgers will probably avoid the rain. Forecasts for Tuesday night call for the temperature to be around 50 for the 8:09 p.m. first pitch. It will cool off during the game to the high 40s. There is a 50-50 chance of rain during the afternoon, but it is expected to pass by game time. Wednesday night’s second game is expected to be about five degrees colder.

NBA/NHL/NFL Scoreboard from Monday (10/22)


Final Orlando 93 Boston 90
Final Toronto 127 Charlotte 106
Final Minnesota 101 Indiana 91
Final Milwaukee 124 N-Y Knicks 113
Final Dallas 115 Chicago 109
Final Memphis 92 Utah 84
Final OT Washington 125 Portland 124
Final OT San Antonio 143 L.A. Lakers 142
Final Golden State 123 Phoenix 103


Final Colorado 4 Philadelphia 1
Final Carolina 3 Detroit 1
Final OT Winnipeg 5 St. Louis 4
Final Washington 5 Vancouver 2


Final Atlanta 23 N-Y Giants 20

Fighting Saints Fall at Green Bay

Evan Fear stopped 43 pucks and Dubuque couldn’t get one past him or the post on Sunday afternoon at the Resch Center as they fell to the Green Bay Gamblers 1-0. Fear was solid to start and grew stronger as the game went on. Dubuque hit three posts including one in the final two minutes as the puck simply wouldn’t go behind Fear. The Fighting Saints fell to 4-2-1-1 with their second loss of the season to Green Bay.

Dubuque’s point streak and road winning streak were snapped at six games and four games respectively. The road travel will continue for the Fighting Saints next weekend when they play the Youngstown Phantoms and then Team USA twice.

Rams still perfect…Chiefs crush Bengals…Pats hold off Bears…Elliott Claims Win at Kansas

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The Los Angeles Rams remain the NFL’s only unbeaten team after Todd Gurley ran for three touchdowns and Jared Goff threw for a pair of TDs in a 39-10 rout of the San Francisco 49ers. The Rams intercepted C.J. Beathard twice and recovered two fumbles to give them their first 7-0 record in 33 years. The turnovers set up 24 points for the Rams, who put up the big scoring day despite gaining a season-low 331 yards of offense.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Patrick Mahomes was 28 of 39 for 358 yards and four touchdowns as the Kansas Chiefs buried the visiting Bengals, 45-10 to improve to an AFC-best 6-1. Kareem Hunt caught two scoring passes and finished with three scores to help Kansas City rebound from a last-second loss in New England. The Bengals’ Andy Dalton was held to just 148 yards passing with a touchdown and an interception by the NFL’s worst defense.

CHICAGO (AP) – Kevin White was stopped at the New England 1 on the final play after grabbing a 54-yard pass from Mitchell Trubisky, preserving the Patriots’ 38-31 victory over the Bears at Chicago’s Soldier Field. Tom Brady passed for 277 yards and three touchdowns despite the absence of Rob Gronkowski, who missed the game with ankle and back issues. Josh Gordon caught four passes for 100 yards, including a 55-yard grab that set up James White’s two-yard touchdown grab with 8:40 remaining.

UNDATED (AP) – The Los Angeles Angels and Cincinnati Reds have new managers. Los Angeles has hired Brad Ausmus to replace Mike Scioscia (SOH’-shuh), who spent 19 years in the dugout and resigned last month as the winningest manager in franchise history. The Reds hired Cincinnati native David Bell to turn around a team that skidded to a 67-95 record and a last-place finish in the NL Central.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – Chase Elliott will carry the momentum into the third round of NASCAR’s playoffs after winning at Kansas Speedway. Elliott, race runner-up Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Kurt Busch have advanced to the third round of the playoffs, as have Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, Aric Almirola and Joey Logano. Kyle Larson, Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski and Alex Bowman were eliminated.

NEW YORK (AP) – Alabama is the unanimous No. 1 team in the AP college football poll for the first time this season, with Clemson moving back to second following Ohio State’s 29-point loss to Purdue. Notre Dame is third, followedby LSU, Michigan, Texas, Georgia, Oklahoma, Florida and UCF. No. 25 Appalachian  State is ranked in the AP poll for the first time in school history. Iowa has moved up to 18th, Wisconsin is ranked 20th.

NFL/NBA/NHL Scoreboard from Sunday (10/21)


Final L.A. Chargers 20 Tennessee 19
Final New England 38 Chicago 31
Final OT Tampa Bay 26 Cleveland 23
Final Houston 20 Jacksonville 7
Final Minnesota 37 N-Y Jets 17
Final Indianapolis 37 Buffalo 5
Final Detroit 32 Miami 21
Final Carolina 21 Philadelphia 17
Final New Orleans 24 Baltimore 23
Final Washington 20 Dallas 17
Final L.A. Rams 39 San Francisco 10
Final Kansas City 45 Cincinnati 10



Final Atlanta 133 Cleveland 111
Final Sacramento 131 Oklahoma City 120
Final Denver 100 Golden State 98
Final L.A. Clippers 115 Houston 112


Final Tampa Bay 6 Chicago 3
Final Calgary 4 N-Y Rangers 1
Final Buffalo 4 Anaheim 2