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Girls HS Volleyball

Western Christian 20-25-28-25, Beckman Catholic 25-18-26-16

Sergeant Bluff-Luton 25-25-25, Western Dubuque 20-14-18

Womens College Basketball

Loras- 93   Washington University-81

UW Oshkosh-65 Augustana- 46

UW-P -78   Fontbonne-29

Mens College Basketball

Iowa- 87 Oral Roberts-74

Viterbo-67 UW-P – 70

W-D Advances to State Title in Football and Volleyball and Beckman Heads to Volleyball Title Match

What a day to be a Bobcat!  Western Dubuque has advanced to a state championship game in football and in volleyball.

Last night at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls, the Bobcat football team totally dominated Council Bluffs Lewis Central 48-14 to advance to the 3-A state championship game for a second straight year. The Bobcats forced 5 Titan turnovers in the win. Ben Bryant put on a show, scoring a pair of touchdowns on offense, forced a fumble and intercepted two passes on defense. W-D will meet Solon in a battle of unbeaten for the top prize in Class 3-A this Thursday.


Earlier in the day in Cedar Rapids, the Bobcat volleyball team defeated Marion 3-1(25-14, 19-25, 25-23, 25-22) in the 4-A semi-finals and will play top seed (36-3) Sergeant Bluff Luton this afternoon at 12:15 for the 4-A crown.

Also at the state volleyball tournament, Dyersville Beckman has earned a spot in the state title later today. The Blazers shutout Clarion Goldfield 3-0 on scores of 25-15, 25-18, 25-18 and will play top seed (40-5) Western Christian for the state title at 4:45.

U-D Volleyball Season Ends

The season ended for the University of Dubuque volleyball team last night in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in Minneapolis. The Spartans lost 3-1 to St. Thomas. U-D closed the season with a record of 22-11.

Browns beat Steelers…SoCal bonanza as Trout, Bellinger win MVP awards…Sid the Kid out 6 weeks

CLEVELAND (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers’ four-game winning streak is over after Baker Mayfield threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in the Cleveland Browns’ 21-7 victory over their AFC North rival. Mayfield was 17 of 32 passing for 193 yards and no interceptions to help Cleveland win its second straight and improve to 4-6. Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph was intercepted four times and was just 23 of 44 for 221 yards and a TD.

CLEVELAND (AP) – The Browns’ 21-7 win over the Steelers last night was marred by a brawl sparked by Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett with just a few seconds to play. Garrett ripped off Rudolph’s helmet and hit him in the head with it in the final seconds. Garrett faces a likely suspension for his actions, and Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey will likely be disciplined for kicking Garrett in the head.

NEW YORK (AP) – Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout has become the sixth player to win at least three American League MVP Awards, joining Alex Rodriguez and Hall of Famers Jimmie Foxx, Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle. The 28-year-old Trout had another outstanding season, batting .291 with a career-high 45 home runs, 104 RBIs and 27 doubles while leading the league in on-base percentage, slugging and OPS. Trout got 17 of 30 first-place votes in balloting. Astros infielder Alex Bregman was second with the other 13 first-place votes.

NEW YORK (AP) – Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger is the National League MVP for the first time, collecting 19 of 30 first-place votes to outdistance 2018 MVP Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers. Bellinger batted .305 with 47 home runs, 115 RBIs and a 1.035 OPS while helping the Dodgers post the league’s best regular-season record. He’s the 10th different Dodger to win MVP and first since Clayton Kershaw in 2014.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Penguins star Sidney Crosby will be out at least six weeks after what the team said was a successful core muscle injury repair yesterday. General manager Jim Rutherford says the procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia. The 32-year-old Crosby leads the team in scoring with five goals and 12 assists in 17 games despite dealing with a sports hernia since training camp.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (11/14)


Final Miami 108 Cleveland 97
Final Milwaukee 124 Chicago 115
Final New Orleans 132 L.A. Clippers 127
Final New York 106 Dallas 103
Final Phoenix 128 Atlanta 112
Final Denver 101 Brooklyn 93


Final OT Carolina 5 Buffalo 4
Final Winnipeg 4 Florida 3
Final Tampa Bay 9 N-Y Rangers 3
Final Minnesota 3 Arizona 2
Final Edmonton 6 Colorado 2
Final San Jose 5 Anaheim 3
Final Dallas 4 Vancouver 2
Final OT Los Angeles 3 Detroit 2


Final Cleveland 21 Pittsburgh 7


(15)Florida 66 Towson 60
(19)Arizona 87 San Jose St. 39
(3)Michigan St. 76 (12)Seton Hall 73
(18)Saint Mary’s (Cal) 81 Long Beach St. 63

Mike Reilly’s Sons Iowa Honorary Captains vs Minnesota

Reilly’s Sons Honorary Captains

Dubuque native and former Iowa Hawkeye great Mike Reilly, who passed away last month at the age of 77, will be represented by his three sons, Jim, Steve, and Bob, as honorary captain when Iowa hosts Minnesota at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday.

Mike earned first-team All-Big Ten and All-America honors as a senior, and was named Iowa’s Most Valuable Player and then went on to play in the NFL with the Bears and Vikings.

Jim followed in his father’s footsteps to Iowa, lettering as a linebacker from 1985-88. Jim collected 209 career tackles, including 139 in 1988, a total that ties as the sixth-best in single-season history.

Steve is a Hawkeye golf letterman (1985-88). He worked as a golf professional early in his career.

Bob was an all-state linebacker at Dubuque (Iowa) Wahlert High School and played linebacker for the Hawkeyes in 1989.

Link to the full story: https://hawkeyesports.com/news/2019/11/14/football-mike-reilly-and-sons-recognized-as-honorary-captain.aspx

W-D and Beckman Catholic Volleyball Play State Semis Today

At the State Volleyball Tournament in Cedar Rapids: Dyersville Beckman Catholic has advanced to the Class 2-A state semifinals. The Blazers took care of Van Buren County yesterday 3-0 winning by scores of 25-18, 25-11, and 25-14. Beckman now (41-8) will play in the semi-finals this evening at 4 o’clock against (30-6) Clarion Goldfield. The winner plays for a state title tomorrow afternoon.

Earlier this afternoon , the Western Dubuque Bobcats will play in the 4-A semi-finals. The 10th ranked Bobcats will meet 8th ranked Marion at  12 noon with the winner playing tomorrow afternoon in the state championship match.

Western Dubuque Football State Semi-Finals

The Western Dubuque Bobcat football team plays this evening where there season ended last season in the 3-A state title game.  The undefeated Bobcats (11-0) meet the (10-1) Council Bluffs Lewis Central Titans in the first 3-A semi-final game at the UNI-Dome at 5:30. Bobcats head coach Justin Penner says he gives a lot of credit to W-D’s stingy defense in putting them in this position.  The winner plays the victor of the other 3-A semi-final between Solon (11-0) and Sergeant Bluff-Luton (10-1) next Thursday night back at the dome.

Regional College Basketball

Davidson, Ford lift Wisconsin past McNeese

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Brad Davison scored a game-high 24 points, Aleem Ford added a career-high 16 points, and Wisconsin beat McNeese 83-63 on Wednesday night.   Brevin Pritzl scored 13 points in his first start in two seasons for the Badgers (2-1), who won their second straight game.  Wisconsin will hosts intrastate rival Marquette on Sunday.


UNI  Men Still Unbeaten

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The UNI men’s basketball team moved to 3-0 on the season after defeating the Roadrunners of CSU Bakersfield 67-55. Former Western Dubuque prep Spencer Haldeman led the Panthers with 15 points while AJ Green and Trae Berhow each finished the night with 14 points.


UNI Women Stun Missouri

Karli Rucker scored 21 points and former Western Dubuque prep Megan Maahs added 18 to lead UNI to a huge road win 78-73 win over Missouri. Maahs went three quarters without missing a shot and also contributed with six assists, four rebounds and two steals.


Illini Women Top Austin Peay, 76-62 

CHAMPAIGN – Redshirt junior Petra Holešínská and freshman Jada Peebles led Illinois on Wednesday night, in a 76-62 victory over the Austin Peay Governors.

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (11/13)



  • The season ended for Clarke yesterday falling 3-0 against Central Methodist in the Heart of America semi-finals.
  • The University of Dubuque plays this evening in the first round of the NCAA Division 3 Tournament. The Spartans a number eight seed play top seed St. Thomas at 8:00 in Minneapolis.


  • Clarke 73, Winona State 70 (exhibition)


  • #19 Clarke 81, Saint Ambrose 58

DeGrom, Verlander take Cy honors again…OSU’s Young to miss 1 more game…Stafford sits out practice

NEW YORK (AP) – New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom  has won the National League Cy Young Award for the second straight year. DeGrom led the league with 255 strikeouts and finishing second with a 2.43 ERA to become the 11th pitcher to capture the award in back-to-back seasons. Hyun-Jin Ryu  of the Los Angeles Dodgers was second in the balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, while Washington’s Max Scherzer was third.

NEW YORK (AP) – Justin Verlander is the American League Cy Young Award winner for the second time in his career, beating Houston Astros Gerrit Cole and Charlie Morton of the Rays for the honor. Verlander led the majors with 21 victories and reached 300 strikeouts for the first time. He no-hit Toronto on Sept. 1 and padded his Hall of Fame resume by getting his 3,000th strikeout in his final start of the regular season.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio State star defensive end Chase Young will be held out of one more game as punishment for breaking NCAA rules by accepting a personal loan. That means the preseason All-American will miss Saturday’s game against Rutgers and be back for showdowns with No. 9 Penn State and No. 14 Michigan to end the regular season. No. 3 Ohio State announced the day before its game with Maryland that Young would be held out amid concerns he violated NCAA rules by taking a loan last year from someone he describes as a “family friend.”

DETROIT (AP) – Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford did not practice with teammates yesterday as he watched Jeff Driskell and David Blough take snaps. Stafford had his streak of 139 consecutive starts end when he missed Sunday’s 20-13 loss to the Chicago Bears because of back and hip injuries. Driskel was 27 for 46 for 269 yards with a touchdown and an interception in his sixth career start versus the Bears.

UNDATED (AP) – Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon is expected to miss about six weeks following arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey announced the surgery was performed yesterday, two days after Gordon was injured in a win over the New Orleans Pelicans. Gordon has averaged 10.9 points and 1.9 rebounds in nine games this season.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (11-13)


Final Memphis 119 Charlotte 117
Final Orlando 112 Philadelphia 97
Final Boston 140 Washington 133
Final Houston 102 L.A. Clippers 93
Final Minnesota 129 San Antonio 114
Final L.A. Lakers 120 Golden State 94
Final Toronto 114 Portland 106


Final N-Y Islanders 5 Toronto 4
Final Ottawa 4 New Jersey 2
Final SO Washington 2 Philadelphia 1
Final Dallas 3 Calgary 1
Final Chicago 5 Vegas 3


VCU 84 (23)LSU 82
(16)Ohio St. 76 (10)Villanova 51
(11)Texas Tech 103 Houston Baptist 74
(4)Louisville 91 Indiana St. 62

W-D Volleyball Punches Ticket to State Semis

The Western Dubuque High School Volleyball advanced to the 4-A state semi-finals yesterday by defeating 2nd ranked Cedar Rapids Xavier in a five set thriller at U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.  W-D took set one 25-23, with Xavier the next two 21-25, 18-25,  and W-D fought back to win set 4 25-21, before taking the decider 15-10.

The 10th ranked Bobcats now 24-13 will meet Marion (31-10) at noon on Thursday for a trip to the state finals.

Today in Class 2-A; Dyersville Beckman Catholic meet Van Buren County for a 2 o’clock quarterfinal showdown.

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (11/12)

Men’s College Basketball

  • Dubuque 112, Iowa Wesleyan 84


Women’s College Basketball

  • U-W Platteville 75, Concorida-Wisconsin 68

Bolton scores 17, Iowa State overwhelms NIU 70-52

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Rasir Bolton scored 17 points, Solomon Young added 15 and Iowa State rallied from an early double-digit deficit to overwhelm Northern Illinois 70-52 on Tuesday.

Michael Jacobson scored nine points with 12 rebounds for the Cyclones (2-1), who went on a 26-6 run to open the second half and scored 55 of the game’s final 81 points.

The Cyclones won despite shooting a 3 of 25 on 3s.

UP NEXT: Iowa State hosts Southern Miss on Nov. 19

Shildt, Baldelli top MLB skippers…Sign-stealing probe…Kapernick Will Hold Audition

NEW YORK (AP) – Mike Shildt of the St. Louis Cardinals has been voted NL Manager of the Year days after his mom’s death. Shildt got his start in baseball at his mother’s side. She worked for the Double-A Charlotte O’s, and he used to tag along at the ballpark. He narrowly beat Milwaukee’s Craig Counsell for the award in his first full season on the job. Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli edged the Yankees’ Aaron Boone in a tight ballot for the AL prize.

SCTOSSDALE, Ariz (AP) – Major League Baseball has expanded its investigation into the Houston Astros after The Athletic website reported the team stole signs during home games in 2017 by using a camera positioned in center field. The report quoted former Astros pitcher Mike Fiers and three other unidentified people with the club. The website said a camera was connected to a television monitor near the Astros’ dugout and team employees or players would communicate signals to hitters by banging a trash can.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -Gabe Kapler has been hired as manager of the San Francisco Giants, a month after being fired from the same job by the Philadelphia Phillies. Kapler replaces Bruce Bochy, who retired at the end of the season following 13 years and three championships with San Francisco.

ATLANTA (AP) – Colin Kaepernick  plans to audition for NFL teams on Saturday in a private workout arranged by the league to be held in Atlanta. The exiled former Pro Bowl quarterback posted on Twitter: “I’m just getting word from my representatives that the NFL league office reached out to them about a workout in Atlanta on Saturday. I’ve been in shape and ready for this for 3 years, can’t wait to see the head coaches and GMs on Saturday.”



National Scoreboard from Tuesday (11/12)


Final Indiana 111 Oklahoma City 85
Final Philadelphia 98 Cleveland 97
Final Miami 117 Detroit 108
Final Chicago 120 New York 102
Final Atlanta 125 Denver 121
Final L.A. Lakers 123 Phoenix 115
Final Utah 119 Brooklyn 114
Final Sacramento 107 Portland 99


Final SO Florida 5 Boston 4
Final SO Montreal 3 Columbus 2
Final OT N-Y Rangers 3 Pittsburgh 2
Final SO Arizona 3 St. Louis 2
Final Colorado 4 Winnipeg 0
Final OT Detroit 4 Anaheim 3
Final Vancouver 5 Nashville 3
Final Los Angeles 3 Minnesota 1
Final San Jose 6 Edmonton 3


(2)Duke 105 Cent. Arkansas 54
Evansville 67 (1)Kentucky 64
(21)Xavier 63 Missouri 58
(22)Auburn 70 South Alabama 69
(8)Gonzaga 97 North Dakota 66
(14)Oregon 82 (13)Memphis 74
(17)Utah St. 97 Denver 56
(20)Washington 56 Mount St. Mary’s 46

Several Area Athletes Honored as American Rivers Conference Athletes of the Week

University of Dubuque volleyball outside hitter Darby Hawtrey has been honored as the American Rivers Conference Female Athlete of the Week.

Hawtrey, a sophomore for the Spartans totaled 50 kills in Dubuque three conference tourney wins, including 20 in the championship match against Wartburg on Saturday to help lead the Spartans to the NCAA Tourney for a second straight season. U-D’s Grace Stawser was named the ARC Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week

Other area honorees this week include:

  • U-D’s Abby Zurcher has been named the ARC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week
  • Loras junior defensive back Jack Foley is the conference Football Defensive Player of the Week.
  • Dubuque wrestler Luke Radke was named the conference Wrestler of the Week.

For more info on each athletes performance: https://rollrivers.com/news/2019/11/12/dubuques-hawtrey-luthers-keller-named-a-r-c-athletes-of-the-week.aspx

Western Dubuque-State Volleyball

It state tournament day for the Western Dubuque High School volleyball team.  The Bobcats (22-13) and seeded seventh will meet second seed Cedar Rapids Xavier (28-6) at 4 o’clock in the Class 4-A quarterfinals at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids

Tomorrow afternoon in Class 2-A Dyersville Beckman Catholic will meet Van Buren County.

NCAA Volleyball-UD Spartans

The University of Dubuque volleyball team learned their opponent in the first round of the NCAA Division 3 tournament that gets underway Thursday night. Dubuque drew an 8 seed and will travel to Minneapolis to meet MIAC champion Saint Thomas, a number one seed who was selected to be a first and second round host.

The Spartans advanced to NCAA tournament ffor a second straight season by capturing the American Rivers Conference Tournament championship over Wartburg on Saturday night.

Reed scores 25, DePaul blasts Iowa 93-78

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Paul Reed scored 25 points with 12 rebounds and DePaul blew past Iowa 93-78 at Carver Hawkeye Arena on Monday to move to 4-0 for the first time in 11 years. Jalen Coleman-Lands had 17 points for the Blue Demons, who opened the game on a 19-2 run and never looked back.

CJ Fredrick scored 16 points and Luka Garza had 14 for Iowa (1-1), which turned the ball over 19 times and let the Blue Demons shoot 61.4 % from the floor and 11 of 20 on 3s. Former Wahlert prep Cordell Pemsl was back and scored 2 points and 2 rebounds, while Riley Till added 2 points.

Iowa hosts Oral Roberts on Friday.

Foster Picks the Cyclones

It was decision day yesterday for the state of Iowa’s top high school basketball recruit for 2020. Seven foot center Xavier Foster of Oskaloosa, rated a four star prospect, announced he will continue his basketball career at Iowa State .Foster ranks No. 59 overall and as the No. 10 center  according to 247Sports.

Before narrowing his choices to Iowa State and Iowa, Foster had also considered Virginia Tech, Providence and Baylor in his final five. Kansas, USC, UCLA, Texas A&M, Missouri and Illinois were among the schools that also offered Foster, and he fielded interest from Duke, Kentucky and North Carolina.

Seahawks outlast Niners in OT…Alonso, Alvarez voted MLB’s top rookies…Bucks lose Middleton

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – The Seattle Seahawks are within one game of the NFC West lead after handing the first-place San Francisco 49ers their first loss of the season, 27-24 in overtime. Jason Meyers hit a game-winning, 42-yard kick in OT after Chase McLaughlin missed a kick earlier in overtime. Russell Wilson was 24 of 34 for 232 and a touchdown for the 8-2 Seahawks.

NEW YORK (AP) – New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso is the NL Rookie of the year after leading the majors with 53 home runs while batting .260 with 120 RBIs. He broke the major league rookie record for home runs set by New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge in 2017. Alonso received 29 of 30 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, while Atlanta pitcher Mike Soroka picked up the other No. 1 vote.

NEW YORK (AP) – Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan  Àlvarez has been unanimously chosen AL Rookie of the Year. The 22-year-old Cuban received all 30 first-place votes after batting .312 with 27 homers and 78 RBIs despite playing 87 games after debuting in June. Baltimore Orioles left-hander John Means was second in the balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, just ahead of Tampa Bay Rays infielder Brandon Lowe.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton is expected to be sidelined three to four weeks after suffering a left thigh contusion during Sunday’s win at Oklahoma City. Middleton started the Bucks’ first 10 games this season and is averaging 18.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists. The Bucks are 7-3 this season and have won five of their last six games.

BOSTON (AP) – Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward has undergone surgery after breaking his left hand in a collision with Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge during Saturday night’s game in San Antonio. The team says Hayward had successful surgery “to repair a fourth metacarpal fracture in his left hand.” Hayward is expected to miss six weeks after averaging 18.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists in eight games this season.

National Scoreboard from Monday (11/11)


Final    Minnesota            120    Detroit              114

Final    Boston                  116    Dallas                106

Final    Memphis                113    San  Antonio      109

Final    Houston                122    New  Orleans      116

Final    Utah                      122    Golden  State    108

Final    L.A.  Clippers    98    Toronto              88


Final    Carolina      8    Ottawa              2

Final SO    Arizona        4    Washington      3



Final OT    Seattle    27    San  Francisco    24

              TOP-25  COLLEGE  BASKETBALL


Winthrop    61    (18)Saint  Mary’s  (Cal)    59

Hamlin still in title hunt…LSU expands poll lead…Arkansas fires Morris…Heat punish Waiters

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Denny Hamlin saved his season by winning at ISM Raceway near Phoenix to advance into NASCAR’s title-deciding race. Hamlin then cruised to his sixth win of the season and punched the air with his fist in his car as he crossed the finish line. Hamlin will race Gibbs teammates Busch and Martin Truex Jr., as well as Kevin Harvick of Stewart-Haas Racing, for the championship. Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, Ryan Blaney and Joey Logano were eliminated.

UNDATED (AP) – LSU is an overwhelming No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll after receiving 57 first-place votes following Saturday’s 46-41 win over Alabama. Second-ranked Ohio State picked up five first-place votes and No. 3 Ohio State came away with three as both teams moved ahead of No. 4 Alabama. Georgia is fifth, followed by Oregon, Minnesota, Utah, Penn State and Oklahoma. The Golden Gophers beat the Nittany Lions on Saturday to climb into the top 10 for the first time since 1962. Wisconsin is ranked 15th this week and Iowa is 23rd.

UNDATED (AP) – Arkansas has fired football coach Chad Morris after 22 games and an 0-14 record in SEC contests. The Razorbacks are 4-18 overall under Morris following Saturday’s 45-19 loss to Western Kentucky. Two of those wins came against subdivision teams. Athletic director Hunter Yurachek said in a statement that it was clear the program had not made the progress necessary to compete and win, especially in the conference.

MIAMI (AP) – Dion Waiters has been handed a 10-game suspension by the Miami Heat, his second banishment already this season. The team cited multiple examples of conduct detrimental to the team as the reason for the punishment. According to a person with direct knowledge of the matter, Waiters ingested at least one cannabis-infused edible and had a reaction serious enough that medical attention was required when a team plane arrived in Los Angeles from Phoenix.

PHOENIX (AP) – Jeff Maggert holed out from 123 yards for eagle on the third playoff hole to win the Charles Schwab Cup Championship. Maggert’s eagle also allowed Scott McCarron to take the season points title on the PGA Tour Champions and the $1 million bonus. Retief Goosen  missed a 4-foot birdie putt in the first extra hole that would have given him the tournament and the Schwab Cup.

Packers, Bears, and Vikings Win

      GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Aaron Jones scored three rushing touchdowns and the Green Bay Packers used a goal-line stand to beat the Carolina Panthers, 24-16. Preston Smith and the Packers’ defense stopped Christian McCaffrey at the goal line as time expired to give Green Bay an 8-2 record. Kyle Allen completed 28 of 43 attempts for 307 yards, but he also had two costly turnovers as Carolina dropped to 5-4.


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Dalvin Cook ran for 97 yards and had another 86 yards receiving to set up three other scores in the Minnesota Vikings’ 28-24 downing of the Cowboys in Dallas. Cook broke a 21-21 tie with a two-yard scoring burst on fourth down in the third quarter to help Minnesota improve to 7-3. Dak Prescott threw for 397 yards and three touchdowns for the 5-4 Cowboys.


CHICAGO (AP) – Mitchell Trubisky tied a season high with three touchdown passes, and the Chicago Bears withstood a late charge by Detroit beating the Lions 20-13 to snap a four-game losing streak. Detroit  was playing without quarterback Matthew Stafford because of hip and back injuries, ending his streak of 136 consecutive starts.


Elsewhere in the NFL:

– New Orleans’ six-game winning streak is over after Matt Ryan completed 20 of 35 for 182 yards and two touchdowns in Atlanta’s 26-9 stunner over the Saints.

– Lamar Jackson threw for three touchdowns and added a sensational 47-yard scoring run as the Baltimore Ravens hammered Cincinnati, 49-13 for their sixth straight win.

– Ryan Tannehill threw a 23-yard touchdown to Adam Humphries with 23 seconds left before the Titans blocked a last-second field goal attempt to beat the Chiefs, 35-32. Chiefs quarterback Pat Mahomes  threw for 446 yards and three touchdowns in his first game since missing two straight with a dislocated kneecap.

– The Steelers are 5-4 after forcing four turnovers in a 17-12 victory against the Rams.

– The Browns pulled out a 19-16 win over the Bills on Baker Mayfield’s seven-yard scoring strike to Rashard Higgins with 1:44 to play.

– Miami scored 13 points off three Brian Hoyer interceptions as the Dolphins earned a 16-12 win at Indianapolis.

– The Jets wasted a 14-0 lead and trailed 27-21 in the fourth quarter until Le’Veon Bell scored on a one-yard run to help New York pull out a 34-27 victory against the Giants.

– The Buccaneers also stopped a four-game skid. Winston threw for 358 yards and one touchdown in a 30-27 decision over the Cardinals.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (11/10)


Final Baltimore 49 Cincinnati 13
Final Cleveland 19 Buffalo 16
Final Atlanta 26 New Orleans 9
Final N-Y Jets 34 N-Y Giants 27
Final Tennessee 35 Kansas City 32
Final Tampa Bay 30 Arizona 27
Final Chicago 20 Detroit 13
Final Miami 16 Indianapolis 12
Final Pittsburgh 17 L.A. Rams 12
Final Green Bay 24 Carolina 16
Final Minnesota 28 Dallas 24


Final OT Denver 100 Minnesota 98
Final Indiana 109 Orlando 102
Final Philadelphia 114 Charlotte 106
Final Milwaukee 121 Oklahoma City 119
Final Cleveland 108 New York 87
Final Phoenix 138 Brooklyn 112
Final OT Portland 124 Atlanta 113
Final Toronto 113 L.A. Lakers 104


Final SO Florida 6 N-Y Rangers 5
Final OT Winnipeg 3 Dallas 2
Final New Jersey 2 Vancouver 1
Final Detroit 3 Vegas 2
Final SO Philadelphia 3 Boston 2
Final Chicago 5 Toronto 4
Final Edmonton 6 Anaheim 2


Florida St. 63 (6)Florida 51
(5)Louisville 78 Youngstown St. 55
(18)Ohio St. 76 Mass.-Lowell 56
(11)Virginia 65 James Madison 34
(1)Michigan St. 100 Binghamton 47
(21)Arizona 90 Illinois 69

Sunday Scoreboard






Buena Vista-56



William Penn-34


U-W Platteville-41

U-W Stevens Point-14



Indiana State-9



Michigan State-34



(23)SMU 59 East Carolina 51
(11)Baylor 29 TCU 23
(13)Minnesota 31 (5)Penn St. 26
(3)Ohio St. 73 Maryland 14
(10)Florida 56 Vanderbilt 0
Virginia Tech 36 (22)Wake Forest 17
(17)Cincinnati 48 UConn 3
Texas 27 (20)Kansas St. 24
(1)LSU 46 (2)Alabama 41
(16)Wisconsin 24 (18)Iowa 22
(6)Georgia 27 Missouri 0
(15)Notre Dame 38 Duke 7
(4)Clemson 55 NC State 10
(9)Oklahoma 42 Iowa St. 41
(21)Boise St. 20 Wyoming 17
Nevada 17 (24)San Diego St. 13


Final Boston 135 San Antonio 115
Final New Orleans 115 Charlotte 110
Final Houston 117 Chicago 94
Final Dallas 138 Memphis 122
Final Oklahoma City 114 Golden State 108


Final N-Y Islanders 2 Florida 1
Final Tampa Bay 5 Buffalo 3
Final Montreal 3 Los Angeles 2
Final Ottawa 4 Carolina 1
Final SO Pittsburgh 3 Chicago 2
Final SO Philadelphia 3 Toronto 2
Final Washington 5 Vegas 2
Final Minnesota 4 Arizona 3
Final Colorado 4 Columbus 2
Final OT St. Louis 3 Calgary 2
Final SO San Jose 2 Nashville 1


(12)Seton Hall 74 Stony Brook 57
Texas 70 (23)Purdue 66
(8)Gonzaga 110 Ark.-Pine Bluff 60
(13)Texas Tech 79 Bethune-Cookman 44
(7)Maryland 73 Rhode Island 55
(15)Oregon 106 Boise St. 75



Denver at Minnesota 3:30 p.m.
Indiana at Orlando 6 p.m.
Charlotte at Philadelphia 6 p.m.
Milwaukee at Oklahoma City 7 p.m.
Cleveland at New York 7:30 p.m.
Brooklyn at Phoenix 8 p.m.
Atlanta at Portland 9 p.m.
Toronto at L.A. Lakers 9:30 p.m.


Florida at N-Y Rangers 1 p.m.
Dallas at Winnipeg 2 p.m.
New Jersey at Vancouver 4 p.m.
Vegas at Detroit 5 p.m.
Philadelphia at Boston 7 p.m.
Toronto at Chicago 7 p.m.
Edmonton at Anaheim 9 p.m.


Baltimore at Cincinnati 1 p.m.
Buffalo at Cleveland 1 p.m.
Atlanta at New Orleans 1 p.m.
N-Y Giants at N-Y Jets 1 p.m.
Kansas City at Tennessee 1 p.m.
Arizona at Tampa Bay 1 p.m.
Detroit at Chicago 1 p.m.
Miami at Indianapolis 4:05 p.m.
L.A. Rams at Pittsburgh 4:25 p.m.
Carolina at Green Bay 4:25 p.m.
Minnesota at Dallas 8:20 p.m.


Florida St. at (6)Florida 1 p.m.
Youngstown St. at (5)Louisville 2 p.m.
Mass.-Lowell at (18)Ohio St. 4 p.m.
James Madison at (11)Virginia 6 p.m.
Binghamton at (1)Michigan St. 7 p.m.
Illinois at (21)Arizona 9 p.m.

Local, Regional, and National Sports Updates

Iowa High School Playoff Football Results

Western Dubuque 29, North Scott 7

Wisconsin High School Playoffs: Division 7  Quarterfinals

Black Hawk-Warren 49, River Ridge 7

Fighting Saints Fall at Home

The Dubuque Fighting Saints fell in regulation for the first time this season as Waterloo scored on a shorthanded penalty shot with under two minutes to go in regulation to win 3-2 in Dubuque. Wyatt Schingoethe scored the game winner as the Black Hawks scored twice in the third period to win.

Loras Men Claim Victory in Home Opener

The Loras College men’s basketball team opened their season with a win in front of its home crowd on Friday, as they defeated the Concordia University Chicago Cougars 108-85. Rowen McGowan led the DuHawks with 18 points in 17 minutes, while Jackson Kolsinski scored 17 in the win.

Badgers Top Eastern Illinois

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Kobe King scored a game-high 18 points, Nate Reuvers added 14 points, 14 rebounds and nine blocks, and the Wisconsin Badgers defeated Eastern Illinois 65-52 in their home opener. Wisconsin forward Aleem Ford had 11 points before fouling out, as the Badgers bounced back from their season-opening overtime loss to No. 20 Saint Mary’s on Tuesday. Marvin Johnson led Eastern Illinois with 12 points, including two 3-pointers, and George Dixon added 11 points for the Panthers.

Illinois Pulls Away Late to Top GCU

PHOENIX (AP) – Kofi Cockburn had 23 points and 14 rebounds, Andres Feliz added 21 points and Illinois pulled away late to beat Grand Canyon 83-61. Illinois worked the ball inside to Cockburn early and that opened up the rest of the floor.

Garza Leads Hawkeyes to Victory

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Luka Garza started the season with a double-double and Iowa pulled away in the second half for an 87-60 win over SIU-Edwardsville. Garza, Iowa’s leading returning scorer from a team that reached the second round of the NCAA tournament last season, had 20 points and 12 rebounds as the Hawkeyes won their season opener.

High School Playoff Football

The top ranked Western Dubuque Bobcat football team has been gearing up this week to play the North Scott Lancers for the fourth time in two season  when they meet tonight in the Class 3-A quarterfinal game at Buchman Field in Epworth.  Western Dubuque head coach Justin Penner says the contest has developed into quite a rivalry. Last season, the Bobcats lost to the Lancers in the regular season and then avenged the loss in the quarterfinals of the playoffs to get to the semi-finals and eventually state championship game.  This season so far, the Bobcats beat the Lancers in their regular season.  Kickoff will be at 7 o’clock…the winner advance to the 3-A state semi’s at the UNI-Dome next Thursday.

In Level 3 action in the Wisconsin High School playoffs tonight: River Ridge is at Black Hawk-Warren. Tomorrow Mineral Point plays at Mondovi.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (11/7)


  • Dubuque 3, Loras 2 (Dubuque advances to the ARC championship match on Saturday against Wartburg tomorrow night)



The No. 1 Loras College wrestling team opened the season with an American Rivers Conference (A-R-C) win over Buena Vista 51-6.




  • Iowa 85, Florida Atlantic 53
  • Iowa State 69, Southern 36

Latest Sports Headlines From Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Oakland Raiders are 5-4 after Josh Jacobs ran for a go-ahead, 18-yard touchdown with 1:02 left in a 26-24 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. Jacobs’ scoring burst capped a 75-yard drive after Philip Rivers threw a 6-yard pass to Austin Ekeler that gave the Chargers a 24-20 lead with 4:02 remaining. Melvin Gordon had 22 carries for 108 yards and a TD that put the 4-6 Chargers up 14-10 in the second quarter.

BEREA, Ohio (AP) – Running back Kareem Hunt has been officially reinstated to the Cleveland Browns’ roster this week after serving the eight-game suspension he received from the NFL for two physical off-field altercations. Hunt has been practicing for two weeks and is eligible to be on the field against Buffalo on Sunday. He was signed by the Browns in February after being released by Kansas City two months earlier.

DETROIT (AP) – Blake Griffin has been cleared by the Detroit Pistons’ medical staff for basketball-related activities. The power forward hasn’t played at all this season because of hamstring and knee issues that will be monitored daily by the team. The Pistons are 4-5 without Griffin, who averaged a career-high 24.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists last season.

CHICAGO (AP) – Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout has received his 7th Silver Slugger Award after batting .291 with 45 home runs and 104 RBIs this season. Atlanta’s Ronald Acuna Jr., Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies are among the first-time winners on the National League side, along with Los Angeles outfielder. First-timers for the American League are Cleveland first baseman Carlos Santana, New York Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu, Houston Astros infielder Alex Bregman, and Minnesota catcher Mitch Garver.

UNDATED (AP) – U.S. Presidents Cup captain Tiger Woods has used one of his four wild-card selections on himself. The decision makes Woods the first playing captain in the tournament since Hale Irwin in the inaugural edition 25 years ago. Woods is the reigning Masters champion and is No. 6 in the world ranking. He tied the PGA Tour record with his 82nd career victory, capturing the Zozo Championship in Japan two weekends ago.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (11/7)


Final Boston 108 Charlotte 87
Final San Antonio 121 Oklahoma City 112
Final Miami 124 Phoenix 108
Final L.A. Clippers 107 Portland 101


Final N-Y Rangers 4 Carolina 2
Final OT Washington 5 Florida 4
Final OT Pittsburgh 4 N-Y Islanders 3
Final OT Philadelphia 3 Montreal 2
Final OT Toronto 2 Vegas 1
Final OT Ottawa 3 Los Angeles 2
Final Chicago 5 Vancouver 2
Final Columbus 3 Arizona 2
Final Calgary 5 New Jersey 2
Final Colorado 9 Nashville 4
Final San Jose 6 Minnesota 5


Final Oakland 26 L.A. Chargers 24

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (11/6)

High School Volleyball

The Galena Volleyball team has fallen short of landing a spot in the Super Sectional. The Pirates lost to Dakota 2-1 in the Illinois Class 1-A Sectional Final last night at Pecatonica. Each set was tight with Dakota winning the first 25-23, Galena took the next 26-24 and Dakota won the decider 25-23.

College Men’s Soccer

American Rivers Conference Semi-Finals

Loras 3, Simpson 1

(Loras will hosts Luther Saturday night for the A-R-C Tournament title)

College Women’s Soccer

American Rivers Conference Semi-Finals

Luther 3, Loras 2

Wartburg 4, Dubuque 0

UNI Women Win Opener in Route

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – UNI women’s basketball started hot on both sides of the ball and never looked back en route to the 95-63 season-opening win Wednesday evening at the McLeod Center. In her first game back since injury last November, former Western Dubuque prep Megan Maahs had 11 points, 5 rebounds, and fellow former Bobcat  Rose Simon-Ressler had 4 points and 6 rebounds.

Bucks hold off Clippers for 4th win in a row…Siakam and Lowry lead Raptors past Kings…Rangers beat Red Wings

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Giannis Antetokounmpo had 38 points and 16 rebounds, George Hill scored 24 off the bench and the Milwaukee Bucks repelled every threat in beating the Los Angeles Clippers 129-124 for their fourth win in a row. The Bucks hit 18 3-pointers, led by six from Hill.

TORONTO(AP) – Pascal Siakam had 23 points and 13 rebounds, Kyle Lowry scored 24 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Sacramento Kings 124-120. Serge Ibaka scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and OG Anunoby had a season-high 18 as the Raptors won their fifth straight over the Kings and improved to 4-0 at home this season.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) – Mamadi Diakite scored 12 points, Jay Huff added 11 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 11 Virginia shut down Syracuse 48-34. The Cavaliers became the first defending NCAA champion to start the next season with a true road game since UCLA opened the 1967-68 season at Purdue.

NEW YORK (AP) – Tony DeAngelo had a goal and an assist in New York’s three-goal second period, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 35 shots in his first start in 10 days, and the Rangers beat the struggling Detroit Red Wings 5-1. Artemi Panarin and Ryan Strome also each had a goal and an assist, and Chris Kreider and Greg McKegg also scored to help New York win for the fourth time in six games.

EDMONTON, Alberta ‘(AP) – Alex Pietrangelo had a goal and two assists and the St. Louis Blues remained atop the Western Conference standings, beating the second-place Edmonton Oilers 5-2 for their sixth straight victory. Jaden Schwartz, Robert Thomas, Tyler Bozak and Ivan Barbashev also scored for the defending champion Blues.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (11/6)


Final Detroit 122 New York 102
Final Indiana 121 Washington 106
Final Chicago 113 Atlanta 93
Final Houston 129 Golden State 112
Final Toronto 124 Sacramento 120
Final Memphis 137 Minnesota 121
Final Dallas 107 Orlando 106
Final Utah 106 Philadelphia 104
Final Milwaukee 129 L.A. Clippers 124


Final N-Y Rangers 5 Detroit 1
Final St. Louis 5 Edmonton 2


(9)North Carolina 76 Notre Dame 65
(23)Purdue 79 Green Bay 57
(18)Ohio St. 64 Cincinnati 56
(21)Arizona 91 N. Arizona 52
(11)Virginia 48 Syracuse 34

Regional College Men’s Basketball (11/5)

Cyclones Pound MVSU in Opener

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Senior Michael Jacobson led seven Cyclones in double figures with 20 points and nine rebounds and Iowa State throttled Mississippi Valley State 110-74 in its season opener on Tuesday.  Tyrese Haliburton had 12 points, 14 assists, seven rebounds and six steals for the Cyclones.


UNI Clips Old Dominion

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) – AJ Green and former Western Dubuque prep Spencer Haldeman score 12 points apiece and Northern Iowa edged past Old Dominion 58-53 on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams. Austin Phyfe added 10 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks for Northern Iowa.  Former Dubuque Senior prep Noah Carter 5 points, 1 rebound in his collegiate debut.


Badgers Come Up Short Against Top 20 St. Mary’s

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Jordan Ford scored 26 points, Malik Fitts added 16 and No. 20 Saint Mary’s hung on to beat Wisconsin 65-63 in overtime in the season opener for both teams on Tuesday night.    Nate Reuvers tied a career high with 22 points and Brad Davison scored 16 for Wisconsin.


Illini Hold Off Nicholls State

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – Andres Feliz scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Illinois beat Nicholls State 78-70 in overtime on Tuesday in a season opener for both teams.

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (11/5)

Beckman Back to State Tournament

The Dyersville Beckman Catholic volleyball team is headed back to the state tournament after defeating Denver 3-0 in the 2-A Region 7 final last night in Dyersville. Beckman Catholic now 40-8 on the season drew the number 2 seed in the 2-A field and will meet 7 seed Van Buren County (32-4) next Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the quarterfinals.

Galena Volleyball in Super 16

The Galena Pirates volleyball team has made it into the Super 16 of the 1-A Illinois High School Tournament. Last night in the sectional semi-final Galena defeated Sterling Newman Catholic 2-0.  The Pirates play for the sectional championship tonight in Pecatonica against Lena-Winslow. The winner moves on to Super Sectional at Freeport Aquin on Friday.

A-R-C Volleyball Tournament

The Dubuque Spartans volleyball team rallied to defeat Buena Vista 3-2 last night in an American Rivers Conference tournament quarterfinal match at Stoltz Sports Center. The Spartans will now face rival Loras tomorrow night at Loras in the tourney semi-finals.

MVC All Division Volleyball Teams

The Mississippi Valley Conference has announced the all-division selections in volleyball.

In the Valley Division: Wahlert Catholic senior Alliyah Carter was named the Player of the Year along with first team honors. Head coach Lindsey Beaves and staff received Coach of the Year accolades. Joining Carter on the first team was teammate Grace Leuken. Hempstead had one first team choice with Corinne Meier. Second Team All Division honors went to Lauren Montgomery of Wahlert and Leah Moeller of Hempstead. Ella Pettinger and Rachel Eddy of Wahlert and Megan Hammerand and Morgan Hawkins of Hempstead were Honorable Mention.

State Tournament qualifier Western Dubuque placed three players on the Mississippi Division 2nd team: Madison Maahs, Meredith Bahl, and Maddie Harris.  Emma Link of Senior also garnered 2nd team honors.  W-D’s Ella Meyer and Kaylee Elgin along with Senior’s Katelyn Egan and Hannah Snyder were Honorable Mention.

Duke, Kentucky win at the Garden…Panthers’ Newton to miss rest of regular season

NEW YORK (AP) – Fourth-ranked Duke and No. 2 Kentucky opened their college basketball seasons by winning at Madison Square Garden. Tre Jones scored 15 points and Cassius Stanley added 11 of his 13 points in the second half of the Blue Devils’ 68-66 victory over No. 3 Kansas. Tyrese Maxey scored 26 points in his college debut to lead the Wildcats to a 69-62 victory over No. 1 Michigan State.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will miss the rest of the regular season after being placed on injured reserve with a foot injury. Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said in a statement Tuesday that Newton is still experiencing pain in his foot and needs to continue to rehab from the injury. Newton could be back for the playoffs, but the Panthers have gone 5-1 under backup Kyle Allen.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt has been given a new three-year contract through the 2022 season. Shildt was hired as interim manager in 2018, replacing Mike Matheny. He just led the Cardinals to the NL Central title with a 91-71 record and is 132-99 as their bench boss. The Redbirds also announced extensions for president of baseball operations John Mozeliak and general manager Mike Girsch.

ATLANTA (AP) – Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins has been suspended for 25 games without pay for a violation of the NBA’s Anti-Drug Program after testing positive for a growth hormone. Collins is the team’s No. 2 scorer and top rebounder, averaging 17 points and 8.8 boards. He apologized in a statement but added that he planned to appeal the punishment.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – No. 13 Minnesota and football coach P.J. Fleck have agreed on a seven-year contract extension that will keep him with the Golden Gophers through the 2026 season. The Gophers are off to an 8-0 start and on pace for just their second 10-win season since 1905. The extension is pending approval from the Board of Regents.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (11/5)


Final OT    Charlotte            122    Indiana            120

Final    Boston                  119    Cleveland        113

Final    Atlanta                108    San  Antonio    100

Final    L.A.  Lakers        118    Chicago            112

Final    Oklahoma  City    102    Orlando            94

Final    Denver                  109    Miami                89


Final    Vegas                      2    Columbus            1

Final    N-Y  Islanders      4    Ottawa                1

Final    Philadelphia        4    Carolina            1

Final    Montreal                5    Boston                4

Final    Toronto                  3    Los  Angeles      1

Final SO    New  Jersey            2    Winnipeg            1

Final    Dallas                    4    Colorado            1

Final OT    Calgary                  4    Arizona              3

Final    Minnesota              4    Anaheim              2

Final    San  Jose                4    Chicago              2

Final OT    St.  Louis              2    Vancouver          1


      TOP-25  COLLEGE  BASKETBALL         

(16)Baylor                            105    Cent.  Arkansas          61

(5)Louisville                      87    Miami                            74

(12)Seton  Hall                    105    Wagner                          71

(4)Duke                                  68    (3)Kansas                    66

(6)Florida                            74    North  Florida            59

(25)VCU                                  72    St.  Francis  (Pa.)    58

(19)Xavier                            76    Jacksonville              57

(7)Maryland                          95    Holy  Cross                  71

(8)Gonzaga                            95    Alabama  St.                64

(14)Memphis                          97    SC  State                      64

(13)Texas  Tech                    85    E.  Illinois                60

(10)Villanova                      97    Army                              54

(24)Auburn                            83    Georgia  Southern      74

(15)Oregon                            71    Fresno  St.                  57

(20)Saint  Mary’s  (Cal)    65    Wisconsin                    63

(2)Kentucky                          69    (1)Michigan  St.        62

(17)Utah  St.                        81    Montana  St.                73

Western Dubuque Volleyball to State

The Western Dubuque High School volleyball team is headed to the state volleyball tournament in Class 4-A. Last night the 10th ranked Bobcats shut out Clinton 3-0 for the Region 7 Championship. The Bobcats now 22-and-13 drew the number 7 seed and will meet number 2 seed Cedar Rapids Xavier (28-6) next Tuesday at 4 o’clock at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.  State Pairings: https://ighsau.org/upl/downloads/library/volleyball-2019-pairingsvb3-4-5.pdf

Hempstead had their season come to an end with a 3-0 loss to #2 Iowa City Liberty in the 5-A Region 7Final.

Tonight in Class 2-A, #2 Dyersville Beckman looks to return back to state as they host Denver tonight for the Region 7 championship.

Iowa MBB Wins Exhibition Opener, Cyclones, Badgers, Illini, and Panthers Open Tonight

The Iowa men’s basketball team defeated Lindsey Wilson College 96-58 last night in an exhibition game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.  Five Hawkeyes were in double figures led by Joe Wieskamp with 19 and C.J. Fredrick with 18. Former Wahlert prep Riley Till scored 2 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and had 2 assists in 9 minutes of playing time.

Iowa opens the regular season at home Friday night against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.

Iowa State, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Northern Iowa all open up their regular seasons tonight.

  • The Cyclones host Mississippi Valley State
  • The Badgers meet #20 St. Mary’s at the Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
  • The Illini host Nicholls State
  • The Panthers host Old Dominion

Prescott leads Cowboys…Brissett has knee sprain…Giants make qualifying offer to Mad Bum

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Dak Prescott threw two of his three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter as the Dallas Cowboys turned an early 12-3 deficit into a 37-18 rout of the New York Giants. Ezekiel Elliott ran for 139 yards to help the Cowboys stay atop the NFC East at 5-3. Rookie quarterback Daniel Jones was 26 of 41 for 210 yards, one touchdown and one interception as the 2-7 Giants absorbed their fifth straight loss.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett has a sprained left knee but has not been ruled out of Sunday’s game against Miami. It’s not even clear if Brissett will practice this week after sustaining the injury in Sunday’s loss to Pittsburgh. Head coach Frank Reich (ryk) says receiver Parris Campbell also had surgery on a fractured hand.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Madison Bumgarner has received a $17.8 million qualifying offer from the San Francisco Giants, a move that likely will decrease demand for him in the free-agent market. The Giants would receive at least one draft pick from any team that signs Bumgarner before next year’s draft, a compensation rule that caused pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel to wait until after the draft to sign 2019 contracts. The 30-year-old went 9-9 with a 3.90 ERA over 34 starts this year after two injury-shortened seasons.


MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers cut $15 million in payroll for next season, trading right-hander Chase Anderson to Toronto for prospect Chad Spanberger and declining a $7.5 million option on first baseman Eric Thames. Anderson was 8-4 with a 4.21 ERA in 27 starts and five relief appearances. The Brewers had planned to decline his $8.5 million option, which would have made him eligible for salary arbitration. Thames, who turns 33 on Sunday, hit .247 with 25 homers and 61 RBIs in 149 games last season.

BOSTON (AP) – Boston Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez has decided to keep his contract with the Red Sox instead of becoming a free agent again. Martinez signed a five-year, $110 million deal after teams had started reporting to spring training in 2018. The 32-year-old slugger has averaged just short of 40 homers and 118 RBIs in his two seasons with the Bosox, along with a .317 average and .985 OPS.

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Yankees have declined to make a $17.8 million qualifying offer to shortstop Didi Gregorius , which means they won’t receive draft-pick compensation if he signs with another team. Gregorius came back from Tommy John surgery in early June and hit .238 with 16 homers and 61 RBIs in 82 games. If New York doesn’t re-sign Gregorius, it could move Gleyber Torres from second to shortstop and make DJ LeMahieu the regular second baseman.

Rea added to Cubs 40-man Roster

The Chicago Cubs have added Cascade native Colin Rea to their 40 man roster, a move that will keep him from becoming a free agent. This past season , the 29-year old Rea was named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year with a record of 14-4, 3.95 ERA in 148 IP for Triple-A Iowa last season, rebound from sitting out two season recovering from Tommy John surgery.

National Scoreboard from Monday (11/4)


Final Washington 115 Detroit 99
Final Brooklyn 135 New Orleans 125
Final Houston 107 Memphis 100
Final Milwaukee 134 Minnesota 106
Final Phoenix 114 Philadelphia 109
Final Golden State 127 Portland 118


Final Boston 6 Pittsburgh 4
Final Ottawa 6 N-Y Rangers 2
Final Nashville 6 Detroit 1
Final OT Arizona 3 Edmonton 2


Final Dallas 37 N-Y Giants 18

Hempstead and Western Dubuque Volleyball Play for State Trips

The Hempstead and Western Dubuque High School volleyball teams will both be playing tonight for spots in the state volleyball tournament.

In the Class 5-A Region 7 Final: The Mustangs will play at 2nd ranked Iowa City Liberty.

In the Class 4-A Region 7 Final: The 10th ranked Bobcats will host Clinton.

Match times begin at 7:00 pm.  Winners tonight advance to the state tournament in Cedar Rapids next week.

State Cross Country Recap

It was a good weekend for are high school cross country athletes at the State Meet in Fort Dodge.

On the girls side in Class 4-A; Senior High ran to a 2nd place team finish led by junior Lillian Schmidt’s first place individual effort. Schmidt won the title in 18:07.6, nearly 11 seconds in front of the second place runner.  Hempstead finished 7th led by Hannah Brown in 8th, Western Dubuque was 12th with Lauren Klein lead the Bobcats in 24th.

  • In 3-A: Wahlert finished 3rd paced by Alix Oliver who placed 8th.
  • In 2-A: Bellevue’s Gabby Williamson finished 32nd and teammate Delaney Dunne finished 4th.
  • In 1-A: Emma Ostwinkle of Cascade ran to a 27th place finish


In the boys meet: Hempstead finished 3rd in the Class 4-A field led by junior Ryan Winger in 6th,Owen Maloney 8th, and Mason Suarez was 11th.  Connor Kilgore of Senior finished 37th and Cade Messer of Western Dubuque was 99th.

  • In 3-A: Wahlert ran to a 4th place team finish led by Nathan Munshower who was 14th
  • In 2-A: Bellevue junior Brady Griebel finished medalist runner up, just 8 tenths of a second behind the medalist.

Latest in Sports From Associated Press

BALTIMORE (AP) – Lamar Jackson ran for 61 yards and two touchdowns and was 17 of 23 passing for 163 yards and a score as the Baltimore Ravens handed New England its first loss of the season, 37-20. Baltimore built a 17-0 lead, but the Pats drew within 23-20 before Jackson threw a five-yard TD pass to Nick Boyle just six seconds into the fourth quarter and scored on a one-yard keeper to ice the victory. The NFL’s leading rushing attack amassed 210 yards on the ground, led by 115 yards from Mark Ingram.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Harrison Butker drilled a 44-yard field goal as time expired to send the Kansas City Chiefs past the Minnesota Vikings, 26-23. Butker also hit a 54-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter, tying the game and matching his career long. Matt Moore started a second straight game in place of Patrick Mahomes and threw for 275 yards and a touchdown without a pick. Tyreek Hill finished with six catches for 140 yards for the Chiefs, including a spectacular TD grab.

CARSON, Calif. (AP) – Melvin Gordon scored two touchdowns, Michael Badgley kicked four field goals and the Los Angeles Chargers ended the Green Bay Packers’ four-game winning streak, 26-11. Gordon finished with 80 yards and Austin Ekeler added 70 as the Chargers rushed for a season-high 159 yards and averaged 4.2 yards per carry under new offensive coordinator Shane Steichen. Aaron Rodgers was 23 of 35 for just 161 yards and a late TD for the 7-2 Packers.

SEATTLE (AP) – Russell Wilson’s fifth touchdown pass of the afternoon sealed the Seattle Seahawks’ 40-34 triumph against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in overtime. Wilson hit Jacob Hollister on a 10-yard touchdown on the opening possession of OT to tie his career high for TD throws in a game and finish 29 of 43 for 378 yards. Jameis Winston engineered a scoring drive in the final minute of regulation and passed for 335 yards and two touchdowns before Tampa Bay dropped to 2-6. Seattle is 7-2.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) – The Buffalo Bills are off to their best start since 1993 at 6-2 following a 24-9 win over the Washington Redskins. Rookie Devin Singletary had 95 yards rushing and a 2-yard touchdown to help Buffalo spoil Dwayne Haskins’ first NFL start. Josh Allen threw for a touchdown, ran for another and was 14 of 20 for 160 yards through the air as the Bills dropped the Redskins to 1-8.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida State has fired second-year football coach Willie Taggart less than 24 hours after the Seminoles lost to rival Miami and with the team in danger of missing a bowl game for the second consecutive season. Taggart was 9-12 with the Seminoles, who won the national title in 2013 and have been in a freefall for the last three seasons. The Seminoles have not been ranked this season and were 0-5 against rivals Miami, Florida and Clemson under Taggart.

UNDATED (AP) – LSU and Alabama will remain the top two teams in the Associated Press football poll when they meet on Saturday. The Tigers are seven points ahead of the second-ranked Crimson Tide. Ohio State, Clemson and Penn State round out the top five and are followed in order by Georgia, Oregon, Utah, Oklahoma and Florida. The first CFP standings of the season will come out Tuesday.  Wisconsin is ranked 16th and Iowa 18th heading into their showdown in Madison this Saturday.

UNDATED (AP) – The Cubs have exercised a $16.5 million option for next season on first baseman Anthony Rizzo and declined options on right-handers Brandon Morrow, Tony Barnette and Kendall Graveman. Rizzo would have received a $2 million buyout if the option had been declined. He hit .293 with 27 homers and 94 RBIs this year, ending a streak of four 100-RBI seasons.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Royals have declined their half of Alex Gordon’s $23 million mutual option for 2020, allowing the outfielder to become a free agent. Gordon had exercised his part of the option but was allowed to go free Saturday. He will receive a $4 million buyout, completing a $72 million, four-year contract he agreed to in January 2016. The three-time All-Star and six-time Gold Glove winner batted .266 this year with 13 homers and 76 RBIs for the rebuilding Royals.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Kevin Harvick has won the fall Cup race at Texas for the third year in a row while taking one of the championship-contending spots at NASCAR’s season finale in two weeks. Harvick started from the pole and led 120 of 334 laps in the No. 4 Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing. He took the lead for the seventh and final time on lap 255, and finished 1 1/2 seconds ahead of teammate Aric Almirola. Playoff contender Joey Logano finished fourth at the 1 1/2-mile Texas track to stay in title contention.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (11/3)


Final Houston 26 Jacksonville 3
Final Philadelphia 22 Chicago 14
Final Kansas City 26 Minnesota 23
Final Buffalo 24 Washington 9
Final Pittsburgh 26 Indianapolis 24
Final Miami 26 N-Y Jets 18
Final Carolina 30 Tennessee 20
Final OT Seattle 40 Tampa Bay 34
Final Oakland 31 Detroit 24
Final Denver 24 Cleveland 19
Final L.A. Chargers 26 Green Bay 11
Final Baltimore 37 New England 20


Final Indiana 108 Chicago 95
Final Miami 129 Houston 100
Final Sacramento 113 New York 92
Final L.A. Lakers 103 San Antonio 96
Final Dallas 131 Cleveland 111
Final L.A. Clippers 105 Utah 94


Final Washington 4 Calgary 2
Final OT Chicago 3 Anaheim 2

Big Ten and Top 25 Football

Big Ten Football

(14) Michigan 38, Maryland

Indiana 34, Northwestern  3

Purdue 31,  Nebraska  27

Illinois 38, Rutgers  10

Wisconsin and Iowa off this week – meet up next week at Camp Randall Stadium


(23)Wake Forest 44 NC State 10
(16)Notre Dame 21 Virginia Tech 20
(22)Kansas St. 38 Kansas 10
(8)Georgia 24 (6)Florida 17
(4)Clemson 59 Wofford 14
(9)Utah 33 Washington 28
(17)Cincinnati 46 East Carolina 43
(11)Auburn 20 Mississippi 14
(24)Memphis 54 (15)SMU 48
(7)Oregon 56 Southern Cal 24
(21)Boise St. 52 San Jose St. 42

Area Sports

Area College Football

Loras 21, Nebraska Wesleyan 14

Culver Stockton 47,  Clarke 7

Univ. Wis Oshkosh 24, Univ. Wis Platteville 20

Local Hockey

Dubuque Fighting Saints 4, Cedar Rapids Rough Riders 3

Men’s College Basketball

Holiday Inn Express Tip Off Classic

Clarke 87, St. Ambrose 82 (OT)

Women’s College Basketball

No. 19 Clarke 83, Judson 52

Men’s College Soccer

Luther College 3, Univ. of Dubuque – 2 (2 OT)

Women’s College Soccer

Univ. of Dubuque  1, Coe College 0

Local Highschool Football Scores

Iowa Highschool Football Playoffs Opening Round

Senior- 0 @ Cedar Falls-44

Washington-10 @ Western Dubuque- 42


Wisconsin Highschool Football Playoffs Level 2

Lancaster-28 Mineral Point-35

River Ridge-29 Potosi-Cassville-18

Darlington @ Mondovi (SAT)

High School Football Playoffs

Round one of the Iowa High School Football Playoffs are tonight. The Senior Rams make a trip to the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls to match up with defending state runner-up Cedar Falls. You can hear that game tonight on AM 1370 and kdth.com with pregame at 6:40 and kickoff at 7 o’clock.

In Class 3-A, the top ranked Western Dubuque Bobcats host a first round match-up with 9th ranked Washington.

In Wisconsin, it’s Level 2 of the playoffs. In Division 6, Lancaster meets Mineral Point at Pioneer Stadium on the U-W Platteville campus. Also tonight in a Division 7 match-up, Potosi-Cassville will host River Ridge and Black Hawk-Warren hosts  Ithica. Tomorrow Darlington travels to Mondovi.

State Cross Country Meet

The Iowa High School Cross Country State Championships take place tomorrow at Kennedy Park in Fort Dodge.

Following a 2nd place finish last season missing a state title by a single point, the Hempstead boys team is on a mission to bring home a  4-A state team championship this season and the Wahlert boys will be in the Class 3A championship field.

Individual state boys qualifiers include Senior’s Connor Kilgore and Western Dubuque’s Cade Messer. . In Class 2A; Bellevue’s Brady Griebel will also be running for state medalist honors.

On the girls side in Class 3A, Wahlert will be looking to defend their state team title from last season and in Class 4A,  Senior, Hempstead, and Western Dubuque are among the teams chasing a championship.

Individual state girls qualifiers included Bellevue’s Gabby Williamson and Delaney Dunne in Class 2-A and n 1A Lauren Ostwinkle of Cascade.

Fighting Saints Homestand Starts Tonight

With just one home game during October, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will be home for six consecutive games starting Friday night.

The Saints who have started the season blazing hot will host Omaha Lancers tonight and then tomorrow night welcome the Cedar Rapids Roughriders for their first Cow Bell Cup series clash.

The Saints begin the weekend with 6-0-and 1 record which is the top winning percentage in the USHL.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (10/31)

High School Volleyball

Iowa Class 2A Regional Semi-Finals

  • West Branch 3, Cascade 0
  • Dyersville Beckman Catholic 3, MFL Mar-Mac 0

(#3 Beckman Catholic meets Denver at Sumner on Tuesday)

Wisconsin Sectional Semi-Finals

Division 2: McFarland 3, Platteville 1

Division 3: River Ridge 3, Broadhead 2

(#9 River Ridge vs #2 Waterloo at Dodgeland on Saturday night)

Division 4: Catholic Central 3, Black Hawk 1

Iowa Grant 3, Seneca 1

(Iowa-Grant vs Hillsboro at Richland Center on Saturday night)

Illinois Regional Finals     

  • Galena wins over Lena Winslow 2-0 to advance to the Sectional at Pecatonica on Monday night to face Sterling Newman Catholic.

Niners comeback…Heat’s Nunn blazing…Flames take Predators in OT

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The San Francisco 49ers have kept their unbeaten string alive with a 28-25 of the Phoenix Cardinals. Jimmy Garoppolo (gah-RAH’-puh-loh) threw for 317 yards and four touchdowns after falling behind 7-0 early. San Francisco is now 8-0 for the season. Arizona is now 3-5-1 after losing its second straight game. Rookie quarterback Kyler Murray threw for 241 yards and two touchdowns.

ATLANTA (AP) – The Miami Heat’s Kendrick Nunn has scored the most points through his first five games for any undrafted player in NBA. His 28 points in Thursday night’s 106-97 Heat win over the Atlanta Hawks mean he scored 112 points in the five games. Nunn is a 6-foot-2 guard from Oakland University in Michigan.

NASHVILLE (AP) – It took overtime, but the Calgary Flames edged the Nashville Predators 6-5 Thursday night. Matthew Tkachuk  tied the game in the final minute of regulation and scored the winning goal with a second left in overtime on a nifty shot between his legs. Calgary rallied from a three-goal deficit and ended Nashville’s four-game winning streak.

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) – The Washington Redskins say they’ve requested the NFL Management Council convene a joint committee with the Players Association to review Pro Bowl tackle Trent Williams’ medical records and the care given to him. Williams disclosed Thursday that his long holdout was due in part to a cancer diagnosis and surgeries to remove a tumor from his skull. He’s expressed frustration with the team’s handling of his medical situation.

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Yankees have declined their 2020 option for Edwin Encarnacion, making the veteran slugger a free agent. Encarnacion was due $25 million in 2020, but the Yankees bought out the remaining year of his contract for $5 million. The Yankees acquired the three-time All-Star from Seattle in June to bolster a lineup sapped by injuries. Encarnacion led the AL with 21 homers at the time, but a strained left oblique limited the 36-year-old down the stretch.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (10/31)


Final    Miami                    106    Atlanta            97

Final    New  Orleans        122    Denver              107

Final    L.A.  Clippers    103    San  Antonio    97



Final OT    Calgary        6    Nashville      5

Final OT    Montreal      5    Vegas              4



Final    San  Francisco    28    Arizona    25


              TOP-25  COLLEGE  FOOTBALL

(14)Baylor                17    West  Virginia                14

Georgia  Southern    24    (21)Appalachian  St.    21

Loras Wrestling team #1 in D-3 Poll

The Loras College wrestling team has been installed as the number one team in Division 3 according to the first set of ranking released today by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.  The Duhawks have 6 wrestlers in their line-up who are ranked top 10 in their respective weight class going into the season.

Last week, the American Rivers Conference head coaches installed Loras as the favorite to unseat perennial power Wartburg as conference champs this season.

Wartburg is ranked 3rd in the NWCA pre-season poll.

The Duhawks open their season at home Thursday, November 7th against Buena Vista.

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (10/29)


  • The Wahlert High School volleyball team won’t get a chance to four- peat as state champions. The three time defending state champs were defeated last night in the 4-A regional semi-finals by #10 Western Dubuque 3-1. The Bobcats now will host Clinton on Monday night in the Region 7 Final for a trip to the state tournament.


  • In Class 5-A, Hempstead is within a victory of a state tournament berth. Last night the Mustangs took down Linn-Mar 3-2 to advance to the regional final and will travel to 2nd ranked Iowa City Liberty on Monday night for the Region 7 final.



  • Dubuque 3, Coe 0
  • UW Whitewater 4, Loras 3


  • Dubuque 2, Coe 0



  • Clarke 3, Culver Stockton 1

Nats force Game 7…Scherzer set to pitch…Twins pick up Cruz option…NCAA bends on payments

HOUSTON (AP) – The Washington Nationals have forced a Game 7 in the World Series by getting strong performances from Anthony Rendon  and Stephen Strasburg in a 7-2 win over the Astros in Houston. Rendon was 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and a two-run double to support Strasburg, who is 5-0 this postseason after limiting the Astros to two runs and seven hits while striking out seven over 8 1/3 innings. Strasburg blanked Houston after Alex Bregman hit a solo homer in the bottom of the first.

HOUSTON (AP) – Max Scherzer will be the Washington Nationals’ Game 7 starter tonight against Houston, while the Astros counter with Zack Greinke . The 35-year-old Scherzer missed his scheduled start in Game 5 because of an irritated nerve near his neck. Scherzer had a cortisone shot in his neck Sunday and threw in the outfield before Game 6.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Twins have picked up their $12 million option on Nelson Cruz for next season. The 39-year-old designated hitter agreed in January to a contract with a $14 million salary for 2019 and the club option. Cruz hit .311 with a team-high 41 homers and had 108 RBIs in 120 games. He spent two stints on the injured list for a wrist problem that led to a torn tendon.

UNDATED (AP) – The NCAA has voted to permit college athletes to “benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness,” but it now must figure out how to allow athletes to profit after fighting such a proposal for years. The NCAA Board of Governors has directed each of the governing body’s three divisions to create the necessary new rules immediately and have them in place no later than January 2021. The about-face comes a month after California passed a law that would make it illegal for NCAA schools to prohibit college athletes from making money on endorsements, autograph signings and social media advertising, among other activities.

CINCINNATI (AP) – Cincinnati Bengals coach Zac Taylor has decided to bench Andy Dalton, ending his nine-season run as a starter. The move came two days after a 24-10 loss to the Rams in London left Cincinnati 0-8 for the first time in 11 years. The first-year coach decided to use the bye week to get rookie Ryan Finley ready to face the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 10 at Paul Brown Stadium.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (10/29)


Final Washington 7 Houston 2 (SERIES TIED 3-3)


Final Miami 112 Atlanta 97
Final Dallas 109 Denver 106
Final L.A. Lakers 120 Memphis 91


Final Boston 5 San Jose 1
Final Carolina 2 Calgary 1
Final Pittsburgh 7 Philadelphia 1
Final OT Washington 4 Toronto 3
Final Detroit 3 Edmonton 1
Final N-Y Rangers 4 Tampa Bay 1
Final Nashville 3 Chicago 0
Final Dallas 6 Minnesota 3
Final Anaheim 7 Winnipeg 4

Bobcats Top 3-A Poll Again

The Western Dubuque football team is a unanimous number one as the playoffs are set to begin this week. W.D. again received all the first place votes and 70 points in the final Associated Press 3-A rankings. The Bobcats were the only area team in the rankings.  Western Dubuque will host 9th ranked Washington in their first round playoff match-up on Friday night.


The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2019 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

Class 4A
Record Pts Prv
1. West Des Moines Valley (6) 9-0 69 1
2. Cedar Falls (1) 9-0 59 3
3. West Des Moines Dowling 8-1 58 2
4. Ankeny Centennial 8-1 50 4
5. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 8-1 42 5
6. Southeast Polk 7-2 30 T6
7. Bettendorf 7-2 29 T6
8. Waukee 6-3 23 9
9. Ankeny 6-3 13 8
10. Des Moines Roosevelt 6-3 6 10
Others receiving votes: Fort Dodge 3. Cedar Rapids Prairie 2. Pleasant Valley 1.

Class 3A
Record Pts Prv
1. Epworth Western Dubuque (7) 9-0 70 1
2. Solon 9-0 59 2
3. Cedar Rapids Xavier 8-1 47 3
4. Council Bluffs Lewis Central 8-1 38 7
5. Eldridge North Scott 8-1 37 4
6. Independence 9-0 35 5
7. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 8-1 34 6
8. Norwalk 8-1 27 8
9. Harlan 7-2 13 NR
(tie) Washington 7-2 13 9
Others receiving votes: Dallas Center-Grimes 11. Pella 1.

Class 2A
Record Pts Prv
1. Waukon (7) 9-0 70 1
2. Clear Lake 9-0 61 2
3. Algona 9-0 54 3
4. O-A BCIG 9-0 53 5
5. Waterloo Columbus 8-1 41 6
6. Greene County 8-1 29 4
7. Van Horne Benton 8-1 22 7
8. Des Moines Christian 8-1 21 8
9. Nevada 8-1 14 9
10. State Center West Marshall 6-3 6 NR
Others receiving votes: Monroe PCM 5. Williamsburg 4. Central Lyon-GLR 2. Spirit Lake 2. West Liberty 1.

Class 1A
Record Pts Prv
1. Dike-New Hartford (5) 9-0 68 1
2. Van Meter (2) 9-0 64 2
3. Hawarden West Sioux 8-1 49 4
4. Inwood West Lyon 8-1 40 8
(tie) West Branch 9-0 40 5
6. South Central Calhoun 9-0 39 6
7. Treynor 9-0 35 7
8. Hull Western Christian 8-1 25 3
9. Underwood 8-1 9 NR
10. Panora Panorama 8-1 7 NR
Others receiving votes: Mediapolis 5. Iowa City Regina 3. Sigourney-Keota 1.

Class A
Record Pts Prv
1. Britt West Hancock (6) 9-0 69 1
2. St. Ansgar (1) 9-0 62 2
3. Traer North Tama 9-0 52 3
3. Monona MFL-Mar-Mac 9-0 52 4
5. Grundy Center 8-1 40 5
6. Earlham 8-1 29 6
7. Moville Woodbury Central 8-1 24 7
8. Edgewood-Colesburg 7-2 17 8
(tie) Brooklyn BGM 8-1 17 9
10. Paullina South O’Brien 8-1 12 NR
Others receiving votes: Neola Tri-Center 8. Belle Plaine 2. Hinton 1.

Class 8-Man
Record Pts Prv
1. Gilbertville-Don Bosco (6) 9-0 68 1
2. Jackson Junction Turkey Valley (1) 9-0 61 3
3. Remsen Saint Mary’s 9-0 56 2
4. Audubon 9-1 51 4
5. Coon Rapids-Bayard 8-1 33 5
6. Easton Valley 8-1 29 8
7. Harris-Lake Park 8-1 25 6
8. Fremont Mills, Tabor 6-1 21 7
9. Anita CAM 7-2 11 9
10. Gladbrook-Reinbeck 7-2 10 10
Others receiving votes: Janesville 6. Lamoni 5. Lenox 4. New London 4. HLV, Victor 1.

Area Scoreboard from Monday (10/28)


Iowa Class 2-A Region Quarter finals

Region 7

  • #3 Dyersville Beckman 3, Sumner Fredricksburg 0
  • MFL Mar-Mac 3, Clayton Ridge 2 

(Beckman Catholic hosts MFL Mar-Mac Thursday night) 

Region 8

  • North Cedar 3, Bellevue 1
  • Cascade 3, Maquoketa Valley 0

(Cascade hosts West Branch on Thursday night)

Class 4A and 5A Regional semi-finals tonight are tonight

  • 4A Region 7: #7 Wahlert hosts #10 Western Dubuque
  • 5A Region 7: Hempstead hosts Linn-Mar

Steelers rally past winless Dolphins…Flacco sidelined…Nats await word from Scherzer, Suzuki

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Dolphins raced out to a 14-0, first-quarter lead last night before James Connor finished with 145 yards rushing and a touchdown in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 27-14 victory over Miami. Rudolph completed 20 of 36 passes for 251 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown to rookie Diontae Johnson late in the second quarter and a 26-yard strike to JuJu Smith-Schuster in the third. Minkah Fitzpatrick picked off Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick twice after being traded by Miami last month.

UNDATED (AP) – Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco will miss Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns because of a herniated disk in his neck. Flacco has been sacked 26 times already this season for a league-leading 194 yards after being sacked 16 times in nine games with Baltimore last season. The injury was announced one day after Flacco ripped Denver’s coaches for their play-calling in their last-minute loss at Indianapolis.

HOUSTON (AP) – The Washington Nationals remained unsure yesterday about the health of pitcher Max Scherzer and catcher Kurt Suzuki heading into Game 6 of the World Series tonight against Houston. Scherzer was scratched from his Game 5 start Sunday night because of nerve irritation near his neck, but he hopes to be able to pitch in a Game 7 if the Nationals tie up the series tonight. Suzuki missed the last two games after injuring his right hip flexor on Friday.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko is slated for left shoulder surgery and is expected to be out at least five months. Tarasenko left last Thursday’s 5-2 win over Los Angeles after getting tangled up with Kings defenseman Sean Walker late in the first period. The right wing was off to a good start this season, collecting three goals and 10 points in 10 games.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – NASCAR has suspended a member of Joey Logano’s crew for this weekend’s race at Texas after he dragged Denny Hamlin to the ground in a chaotic scuffle between the rival drivers following Sunday’s race. Tire specialist Dave Nichols Jr. horse-collared Hamlin and pulled him to the pavement after a discussion between the two drivers escalated into a confrontation. Many Team Penske crew members shielded Logano from a charging Hamlin, and Nichols approached Hamlin from behind and knocked him down.

National Scoreboard from Monday (10/28)


Final Detroit 96 Indiana 94
Final New York 105 Chicago 98
Final Philadelphia 105 Atlanta 103
Final Toronto 104 Orlando 95
Final Houston 116 Oklahoma City 112
Final Milwaukee 129 Cleveland 112
Final Golden State 134 New Orleans 123
Final San Antonio 113 Portland 110
Final Utah 96 Phoenix 95
Final Denver 101 Sacramento 94
Final L.A. Clippers 111 Charlotte 96


Final SO Arizona 3 Buffalo 2
Final Vancouver 7 Florida 2


Final Pittsburgh 27 Miami 14

Astros whip Nats for 3-2 series lead…Brees wins in return…Patriots, 49ers still perfect

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Houston Astros have taken a three-games-to-two lead in the World Series against the Washington Nationals and can wrap up the series as early as tomorrow night. Gerrit Cole tossed three-hit back while striking out nine over seven innings of the Astros’ 7-1 victory at Washington. Yordan  Alvarez, Carlos Correa and George Springer hit two-run homers for the Astros, who are seeking their second championship in three years.

UNDATED (AP) – Drew Brees  has passed his first test since missing five straight games with a torn ligament in his right thumb. Brees threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns while the New Orleans Saints shut down the Arizona Cardinals in a 31-9 victory. He received great protection while completing 34 of 43 passes without being sacked to help the Saints get their sixth consecutive victory.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Tom Brady threw for 259 yards and two touchdowns as the New England Patriots knocked off the Cleveland Browns, 27-13 to improve to 8-0 for the third time in team history. Brady completed 20 of 36 passes, hitting Julian Edelman on eight of them for 78 yards and both TDs. New England capitalized on three first-quarter turnovers by Cleveland to take a 17-0 lead before Bill Belichick became the third coach in league history with 300 career victories.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – Tevin Coleman scored three of his four touchdowns in the first half of the San Francisco 49ers’ highest-scoring performance in 26 years, a 51-13 assault on Carolina. Rookie Nick Bosa had three sacks to go along with an acrobatic interception to help San Francisco move to 7-0 for the first time since 1990. San Francisco intercepted three passes from Kyle Allen, who came into the game with no interceptions on 153 career attempts. The Panthers fall to 4-3.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers are 7-1 after Aaron Rodgers threw for 305 yards and three TDs in a 31-24 victory over the stumbling Chiefs in Kansas City. Aaron Jones had seven catches for 159 yards and added 67 on the ground in Green Bay’s first win at Arrowhead Stadium since 2007. Matt Moore threw for 267 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in place of injured starting QB Patrick Mahomes  but the Kansas City dropped to 5-3 with its third loss in four games.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (10-27)


Final Houston 7 Washington 1 ( Houston leads 3-2)


Final Seattle 27 Atlanta 20
Final Indianapolis 15 Denver 13
Final New Orleans 31 Arizona 9
Final L.A. Chargers 17 Chicago 16
Final L.A. Rams 24 Cincinnati 10
Final Jacksonville 29 N-Y Jets 15
Final Detroit 31 N-Y Giants 26
Final Tennessee 27 Tampa Bay 23
Final Philadelphia 31 Buffalo 13
Final San Francisco 51 Carolina 13
Final Houston 27 Oakland 24
Final New England 27 Cleveland 13
Final Green Bay 31 Kansas City 24


Final Oklahoma City 120 Golden State 92
Final OT Memphis 134 Brooklyn 133
Final Portland 121 Dallas 119
Final Minnesota 116 Miami 109
Final L.A. Lakers 120 Charlotte 101


Final Florida 6 Edmonton 2
Final OT St. Louis 5 Detroit 4
Final Chicago 5 Los Angeles 1
Final N-Y Islanders 5 Philadelphia 3
Final Boston 7 N-Y Rangers 4
Final Ottawa 5 San Jose 2
Final Vegas 5 Anaheim 2

Sunday Scorecard


Dubuque-69    Luther-14

Loras-40    Buena Vista-39    OT

Clarke-28    Graceland-23

UW Platteville-43    UW Eau Calire-8



Final Houston 8 Washington 1


Final OT Miami 131 Milwaukee 126
Final Philadelphia 117 Detroit 111
Final Atlanta 103 Orlando 99
Final Boston 118 New York 95
Final Toronto 108 Chicago 84
Final Cleveland 110 Indiana 99
Final Houston 126 New Orleans 123
Final San Antonio 124 Washington 122
Final Utah 113 Sacramento 81
Final Phoenix 130 L.A. Clippers 122


Final Carolina 4 Chicago 0
Final Boston 3 St. Louis 0
Final Montreal 5 Toronto 2
Final Philadelphia 7 Columbus 4
Final OT Nashville 3 Tampa Bay 2
Final Pittsburgh 3 Dallas 0
Final Minnesota 5 Los Angeles 1
Final Anaheim 5 Colorado 2
Final OT Winnipeg 2 Calgary 1


Kansas St. 48 (5)Oklahoma 41
(20)Iowa 20 Northwestern 0
(3)Ohio St. 38 (13)Wisconsin 7
(21)Appalachian St. 30 South Alabama 3
Oklahoma St. 34 (23)Iowa St. 27
TCU 37 (15)Texas 27
(17)Minnesota 52 Maryland 10
(6)Penn St. 28 Michigan St. 7
(2)LSU 23 (9)Auburn 20
(1)Alabama 48 Arkansas 7
(4)Clemson 59 Boston College 7
(19)Michigan 45 (8)Notre Dame 14
UCLA 42 (24)Arizona St. 32
(12)Utah 35 California 0
(11)Oregon 37 Washington St. 35

Oklahoma State-34   Iowa State-27

Illinois-24    Purdue-6

Nothern Iowa-29    Missouri State-6



Houston at Washington 8:07 p.m.

Sports Updates for Saturday, October 26th, 2019

Class 4A, District 3

Cedar Rapids, Jefferson 24, Dubuque Senior 10

Hempstead 38, Waterloo, West 34

Cedar Falls 56, Cedar Rapids Prairie 43

Class 3A, District 4

Center Point-Urbana 7, Wahlert 0

Western Dubuque 49, Maquoketa 13

Cedar Rapids Xavier 52, Marion 14

Class 1A, District 4

Bellevue 26, Cascade 14

Northeast, Goose Lake 29, North Cedar, Stanwood 28

West Branch 44, Beckman, Dyersville 20

Class A, District 5

Edgewood-Colesburg 33, Clayton Ridge, Guttenberg 6

MFL-Mar-Mac 49, Alburnett 8

Maquoketa Valley, Delhi 30, Lisbon 18


Galena 14, East Dubuque 7

Wisconsin Playoffs, Level One

Division 5

Aquinas 28, Platteville 7

Division 6

Darlington 35, Benton/Shullsburg 34

Lancaster 56, Osseo-Fairchild 12

Mineral Point 59, Melrose-Mindoro 0

Division 7

Black Hawk 52, Cashton 8

River Ridge 47, De Soto 0

Potosi/Cassville 42, Highland 6

National Sports Updates

WASHINGTON (AP) – Michael Brantley hit a pair of RBI singles and Robinson Chirinos slammed a solo homer as the Houston Astros knocked off the Washington Nationals, 4-1 to get within two games to one in the World Series. The Astros’ bullpen tossed two-hit ball after starter Zack Greinke was reached for one run and seven hits over 4 2/3 innings. Anibal Sanchez allowed four runs and 10 hits over 5 1/3 innings.

UNDATED (AP) – A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press the Red Sox have hired Rays executive Chaim Bloom as chief baseball officer, a move first reported by the New York Post. The 36-year-old Yale graduate replaces Dave Dombrowski, who was let go less than a year after the team he built set a franchise record for victories and won the World Series.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) – Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan practiced on a limited basis yesterday and is listed as questionable for tomorrow’s game against Seattle. The 2016 NFL MVP sprained his right ankle in last Sunday’s 37-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. If he is unable to play Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Matt Schaub will make his first start since 2015 with Baltimore.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs have ruled quarterback Patrick Mahomes out for tomorrow night’s showdown with the Green Bay Packers. Mahomes dislocated his right kneecap last Thursday night in Denver and was a limited participant in practice all week. The Chiefs decided to give the reigning league MVP at least one game off as he recovers from an injury that can sometimes sideline a player for several months.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko will not travel with the team for weekend games at Boston and Detroit after suffering an unspecified upper-body injury in Thursday’s win over Los Angeles. Tarasenko left the game in the first period after getting tangled up with Kings defenseman Sean Walker on a partial break. General manager Doug Armstrong says Tarasenko will be re-evaluated when the team returns following Sunday’s game against the Red Wings.

Football Friday Night

It is the final night of the high school football regular season tonight in Iowa and Illinois and the Wisconsin playoffs begin.

The Dubuque Senior Rams travel to Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids to meet the Jefferson J-Hawks with a playoff spot on the line. If the Rams win they are most likely qualified for the 4-A playoffs that start next Friday night.

Both the other Dubuque teams finish out at home tonight. Hempstead will host Waterloo West and Dalzell Field while the Wahlert Golden Eagles will meet Center Point-Urbana at the Loras Rock Bowl. You can hear the Wahlert-CPU game tonight on AM 1370 with pregame at 7:05.

In Level One match-ups on the Wisconsin side of the river this evening:

D-5: Platteville at Aquinas

D-6: Darlington at Benton/Scales Mound Shullsburg, Lancaster hosts Osseo-Fairchild, and Mineral Point hosts Melrose-Mindoro.

D-7: Potosi-Cassville hosts Highland, Black Hawk-Warren hosts Cashton, and River Ridge hosts Desoto.

Winners advance to Level 2 Games next Friday night.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (10/24)

High School Cross Country State Qualfying

Boys: Hempstead and Wahlert boys teams have qualified for the state cross country meet next weekend in Fort Dodge. Hempstead finished 2nd at the 4A qualifier at Pleasant Valley led by Ryan Winger’s 2nd place finish.  Wahlert ran to the meet title in the 3A qualifier at Independence led by Nathan Munshower’s 3rd place finish. In Class 4A at Cedar Falls, Western Dubuque finished 6th and Senior 7th with both getting individual state qualifiers: Senior’s Connor Kilgore and W.D’s Cade Messer qualified with top 15 finishes. In Class 2A; Bellevue’s Brady Griebel placed 2nd at North Fayette to qualify individually.


Girls: Senior, Hempstead, Wahlert, and Western Dubuque each qualified their teams for the state meet next Saturday. Senior won the 4A qualifier at Cedar Falls while Western Dubuque was 3rd. The Rams were led by Lillian Schmidt in 2nd place Western Dubuque’s Lauren Klien was 7th.  Hempstead finished 2nd at Pleasant Valley led by Hannah Brown finishing in 2nd place.  Wahlert breezed to the title at the 3A qualifier at Independence led by Gabby Moran with a 2nd place effort. In Class 2A: Bellevue’s Gabby Williamson and Delaney Dunne both qualified finishing 8th and 12th respectively. In 1A Lauren Ostwinkle of Cascade finished 3rd at the qualifier in Iowa City to advance to state.


High School Volleyball

Wisconsin Regional Semi-Finals


  • Platteville 3, Lodi 0 (Platteville hosts Mt. Horeb Saturday night)


  • Cuba City 3, Darlington 0 (Cuba City at Broadhead Saturday night)
  • River Ridge 3, Belleville 2 (River Ridge at WI. Heights Saturday night)
  • Wisconsin Heights 3, Mineral Point 1


  • Iowa Grant 3, Benton 0
  • Shullsburg 3, Riverdale 0 (Shullsburg at Iowa Grant on Saturday night)
  • Highland 3, Southwestern 2
  • Black Hawk 3, Argyle 0 (Black Hawk at Fall River on Saturday night)

Cook leads Vikes past Skins…Phils hire Girardi…Cubs pick Ross…Astros drop Asst. GM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have a four-game winning streak and a 6-2 record after Dalvin Cook led them to a 19-9 win over Washington. Cook had 171 total yards and the game’s lone touchdown rushing for 98 yards and catching five passes for 73 yards. Kirk Cousins was 23 of 26 for 285 yards without a turnover against the team that let him go after the 2017 season.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia Phillies have selected Joe Girardi as their new manager and will introduce him at a news conference on Monday. Girardi replaces Gave Kapler, who was fired after his injury-depleted team went 81-81 despite the additions of Bryce Harper and J.T. Realmuto. Girardi completed a 10-year run as manager of the Yankees in 2017 leading New York to the 2009 World Series title and compiling 910-710 record.

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Cubs have hired David Ross as their manager after the ballclub missed the postseason for the first time in five seasons under previous skipper Joe Maddon. The 42-year-old former catcher played the final two of his 15 major league seasons with the Cubs and was a revered leader as the 2016 club ended the team’s 108-year championship drought. He spent the past three years in Chicago’s front office and was widely viewed as a potential replacement for Maddon, who averaged 94 wins while in the Chicago dugout.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Houston Astros have dismissed assistant general manager Brandon Taubman for directing inappropriate comments at female reporters following the team’s pennant-winning victory over the New York Yankees last Saturday. The team issued a statement saying Taubman’s conduct didn’t reflect the organization’s values, adding that the firing is the most appropriate course of action. The Astros initially denied Taubman’s comments chronicled in a Sports Illustrated report were directed at the female reporters, but they say they learned otherwise following an investigation and have since apologized to SI and its reporter.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III will miss four to six weeks after injuring his thumb in their season-opening loss at Phoenix last night. The Kings said Thursday that an MRI showed Bagley has a non-displaced fracture in his right thumb, leaving the team without a player who averaged 14.9 points and 7.6 rebounds as a rookie last season. Bagley had 14 points and 10 rebounds in the Kings’ 124-95 loss to the Suns.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (10/24)


Final Atlanta 117 Detroit 100
Final Milwaukee 117 Houston 111
Final L.A. Clippers 141 Golden State 122


Final OT Columbus 4 Carolina 3
Final San Jose 4 Montreal 2
Final N-Y Islanders 4 Arizona 2
Final N-Y Rangers 6 Buffalo 2
Final Nashville 4 Minnesota 0
Final St. Louis 5 Los Angeles 2
Final Philadelphia 4 Chicago 1
Final Dallas 2 Anaheim 1
Final SO Calgary 6 Florida 5
Final OT Edmonton 4 Washington 3


Final Minnesota 19 Washington 9


(19)SMU 34 Houston 31

State Cross Country Qualifying Meets

It’s State Meet qualifying day today for all the area Iowa High School boys and girls cross country teams.  The top 3 teams and top 3 finishing teams and best 15 times at each site qualify for the state meet next Saturday in Fort Dodge.

In Class 4A: Senior and Western Dubuque were assigned to the Cedar Falls Meet while Hempstead will be in the qualifier hosted by Pleasant Valley.

In Class 3A: the Wahlert boys and girls teams will head to the meet at Independence.

In Class 2A: Bellevue and Dyersville Beckman Catholic will send their teams to the state qualifier at North Fayette.

In Class 1A: Cascade and Bellevue Marquette Catholic will be at the qualifier hosted by Iowa City Regina.

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (10/23)



Iowa Regionals


  • Linn-Mar 3, Senior 0 (Linn-Mar at Hempstead on Tuesday)


  • #10 Western Dubuque 3, Central Dewitt 0 (WD at Wahlert Tuesday)
  • Clinton 3, Maquoketa 0




  • Loras 5, Dubuque 4 (OT) (Duhawks rally from a 4-0 deficit for the win)
  • Augustana 3, UW Platteville 1




  • Loras 6, Dubuque 0
  • UW Whitewater 2, UW Platteville 0



  • Cornell 3, Loras 1

Nats rip Astros for 2-0 lead in series…Mahomes improving quickly…Falcons’ Ryan iffy for Sunday

HOUSTON (AP) – The Washington Nationals now own a two-games-to-none lead in the World Series after erupting for 10 runs over the final three innings of a 12-3 rout of the Astros in Houston. Kurt Suzuki broke a 2-2 tie with a two-run homer in the seventh before Asdrubal Cabrera collected three RBIs. Stephen Strasburg struck out seven over six innings and blanked the Astros following Alex Bregman’s two-run homer in the bottom of the first.

KANAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid isn’t ruling out quarterback Patrick Mahomes for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers. Mahomes was expected to miss several games after dislocating a kneecap in last night’s blowout win at Denver. But he was expected to throw during Wednesday’s practice, raising the possibility the NFL’s reigning league MVP could return sooner than expected from a dislocated kneecap.

METARIE, La. (AP) – New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is indicating he’ll play Sunday against Arizona, saying he does feel like himself after missing five games following surgery to repair a ligament in his right thumb. He said he threw the ball well at practice, but that he wants to see how he performs throughout the week in team drills to ensure his accuracy, timing and overall effectiveness meets his standards. The Saints have gone 5-0 with Teddy Bridgewater as their starting QB after splitting their first two games with Brees as the starter.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has sent an email to parents of his players, refuting a report saying representatives are working on his departure from the school. In an email, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, Harbaugh says the idea that he’s looking to leave his alma mater is not true. He says it happens every year by unspecified “enemies” to disrupt the program and impact recruiting.

DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Avalanche say forward Mikko Rantanen  is week to week with a lower-body injury suffered in Monday’s 3-1 loss at St. Louis. Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said Wednesday after practice that he’s optimistic Rantanen doesn’t have a “four-to-six week injury.” He’s tied with Nathan MacKinnon for the team lead with 12 points, scoring five goals and seven innings.

National Scoreboard for Wednesday (10/23)


Final Washington 12 Houston 3 (Washington leads series 2-0)


Final Charlotte 126 Chicago 125
Final Detroit 119 Indiana 110
Final Orlando 94 Cleveland 85
Final OT Minnesota 127 Brooklyn 126
Final Miami 120 Memphis 101
Final Philadelphia 107 Boston 93
Final Dallas 108 Washington 100
Final San Antonio 120 New York 111
Final Utah 100 Oklahoma City 95
Final Phoenix 124 Sacramento 95
Final Denver 108 Portland 100


Final Ottawa 5 Detroit 2
Final Tampa Bay 3 Pittsburgh 2

Dubuque’s McCarthy Named USHL Goalie of the Week

Aidan McCarthy was named the USHL Goaltender of the Week as selected by the league. McCarthy backstopped the Saints with 18 saves against the Sioux City Musketeers on Saturday night to extend the team’s win streak to six games. McCarthy is now 2-0 on the season with a 1.50 goals against average and a .938 save percentage. The shutout came in McCarthy’s second game in net for Dubuque.

The Saints are back in action this Saturday as the team heads to Plymouth, Michigan for a single road game against the NTDP U-17’s.

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (10/22)


Iowa Regional Tournament

Class 2-A

  • Bellevue 3, Northeast 0

Class 1-A

  • Prince of Peace 3, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 0

Wisconsin Regional Tournament


  • Cuba City 3, Williams Bay 0
  • Darlington 3, Fennimore 0
  • River Ridge 3, Boscobel 0
  • Belleville 3, Lancaster 0
  • Mineral Point 3, Parkview 1


  • Shullsburg 3, North Crawford 0
  • Benton 3, Cassville 0
  • Riverdale 3, Belmont 0
  • Highland 3, Ithaca 0
  • Southwestern 3, De Soto 0
  • Wauzeka-Steuben 3, Potosi 0




  • Dubuque 3, Edgewood College 0
  • Clarke 3, William Penn 2
  • UW Eau Claire 3, U-W Platteville 1



KOHLER, Wis. – The University of Dubuque men’s golf team slipped on the final round of the 2019 Whistling Straits Intercollegiate Men’s Golf Tournament on Tuesday to finish tied for 10th place overall. Brady Ellis led the Spartans with a tied for 13th place finish overall after consistent rounds of 81-84 in some very challenging windy and rainy conditions over the two-day tournament.

Heart of America Pre-Season Basketball Polls

The 13 team Heart of American Conference has released their men’s and women’s basketball pre-season polls.

The Clarke men’s team was picked to finish in 6th place in the league. William Penn was chosen as the team to beat

The Clarke women have been selected to finish 3rd receiving 2 first place votes. Central Methodist is the league favorite.

Both Clarke teams open the season next Friday hosting the Holiday Inn Tipoff Classic. The women will host Calumet College of Saint Joseph and the men meet University of Saint Francis.

Bill Zadick to enter National Wrestling Hall of Fame

STILLWATER, Okla. – The National Wrestling Hall of Fame announced on Tuesday that former University of Iowa national champion Bill Zadick is a Distinguished Member of its 2020 Hall of Fame Class.

Zadick won the 142-pound NCAA championship as a senior at Iowa in 1996. He helped Iowa win back-to-back NCAA team titles in 1995 and 1996, and went on to win a gold medal at the 2006 World Championships. He is currently USA Wrestling’s National Freestyle Coach, and in 2017 was named National Olympic Coach of the Year.

Soto leads Nats in opener…Raptors, Clippers win…No Griffin until at least November

HOUSTON (AP) – Juan Soto drove in three runs and the Washington Nationals took Game 1 of the World Series by holding off the Astros, 5-4 in Houston. Soto belted a solo homer and hit a two-run double off Gerrit Cole, who allowed five runs over seven innings of his first loss since May 22. Ryan Zimmerman also homered and Max Scherzer allowed five hits over five innings, blanking the Astros after Yuli Gurriel  doubled home a pair in the bottom of the first.

UNDATED (AP) – The Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Clippers have opened the NBA season with victories. Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 34 points and Pascal Siakam added 34 with 18 rebounds in the Raptors’ 130-122 overtime win against New Orleans. Kawhi  Leonard scored a game-high 30 points on 10 of 19 shooting in his Clippers debut to lead a 112-102 win over the Lakers.

DETROIT (AP) – The Detroit Pistons are opening the season without forward Blake Griffin as he continues a treatment and conditioning regimen for left hamstring and posterior knee soreness. Griffin was mostly healthy last season until a left knee injury limited him in the playoffs and required offseason surgery. He will be re-evaluated for a return the first week of November.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) – The New England Patriots have acquired wide receiver Mohamed Sanu from Atlanta for a second-round draft pick in the 2020 NFL draft. The 30-year-old Sanu has 33 receptions for 313 yards, but only one touchdown so far this season. The eight-year NFL veteran tweeted his excitement at joining the Patriots and thanked the Falcons organization.

ENGLEWOOD, Col. (AP) – The San Francisco 49ers have bolstered their receiving corps by getting Emmanuel Sanders from the Broncos for third- and fourth-round draft picks in 2020 and a fifth-rounder in 2021. Sanders has caught 30 passes for 367 yards and two touchdowns this year as he made a successful return from surgery on both ankles.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (10/22)


Final Washington 5 Houston 4 (Wahington leads 1-0)


Final OT Toronto 130 New Orleans 122
Final L.A. Clippers 112 L.A. Lakers 102


Final Boston 4 Toronto 2
Final OT Buffalo 4 San Jose 3
Final Florida 4 Pittsburgh 2
Final OT Arizona 3 N-Y Rangers 2
Final Vancouver 5 Detroit 2
Final Minnesota 3 Edmonton 0
Final Nashville 6 Anaheim 1
Final Los Angeles 3 Winnipeg 2
Final SO Vegas 2 Chicago 1
Final Washington 5 Calgary 3

A-R-C Athletes of the Week

Three area athletes have received accolades from the American Rivers Conference this week:

  • Loras cross country runner Kassie Rosenbum again has been named Female Cross Country Runner of the Week. Rosenbum finished 2nd at the Inter-Regional Rumble hosted by Oberlin College.. Her performance was the second-fastest time in Loras women’s cross-country history.
  • Former Western Dubuque athlete Joe Freiburger, of Wartburg was named the Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week. Freiburger finished 3rd at the Kollege Town Invite in Winneconne, Wis. out of 452 total runners.
  • Nina Schiro of Loras College was named the Women Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week. Schiro won all three events she swam in during her collegiate debut as Loras tied with Ripon College.

High School Volleyball Postseason

The high school volleyball post season begins tonight in Iowa and Wisconsin. While most of the area Iowa teams starts play tomorrow night, both of Bellevue’s teams have matches: In Class 2-A Bellevue will host Northeast. In Class 1-A, Bellevue Marquette Catholic will be at Clinton Prince of Peace.

In Wisconsin all the area schools in Divisions 3 and 4 play their opening round matches:

Division 3:

  • Fennimore is at Darlington
  • Cuba City hosts Williams Bay
  • Boscobel is at River Ridge
  • Lancaster travels to Belleville
  • Mineral Point hosts Parkview

Division 4

  • Benton hosts Cassville
  • Belmont is at Riverdale
  • Shullsburg hosts North Crawford
  • Southwestern hosts De Soto
  • Potosi travels to Wauzeka-Steuben
  • Black Hawk hosts Albany

Winners tonight move to the next round on Thursday evening.

Area Scoreboard from Monday (10/21)

College Men’s Soccer

  • UW Platteville 5, Edgewood 1

Pats stifle Jets…Ryan, Mahomes mending…Pelicans’ Williamson out 6-8 weeks

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Sony Michel  ran for three touchdowns and the New England Patriots improved to 7-0 by shutting out the New York Jets, 33-0. Tom Brady was 31 of 45 passing for 249 yards and a TD to help the Pats retain the NFL’s best record. Sam Darnold provided five of the Jets’ six turnovers, throwing four interceptions and losing a fumble while completing just 11 of 32 passes for 86 yards.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) – Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said quarterback Matt Ryan ran in a pool yesterday to test his injured ankle and has not been ruled out for this Sunday’s game against Seattle. Ryan was injured during the first half of Sunday’s 37-10 loss to the Rams, causing backup Matt Schaub to finish the game. The 34-year-old Ryan has not missed a start since 2009, a streak that covers 154 regular-season games.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes  is already deep into his rehabilitation from a knee injury suffered in last Thursday’s win in Denver. The reigning MVP was injured during a quarterback sneak in the second quarter and did not return. Head coach Andy Reid says the Chiefs are preparing backup Matt Moore to start Sunday night’s showdown with the Green Bay Packers.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – New Orleans Pelicans forward and first overall draft pick Zion Williamson will miss the first six to eight weeks of the NBA season following surgery yesterday to repair a torn right meniscus. The 6-foot-6, 285-pound former Duke star averaged 23.2 points in four preseason games. The 19-year-old Williamson turned pro after averaging 22.6 points and landing on the ACC’s All-Defensive team in his lone season with the Blue Devils.

HOUSTON (AP) – The Houston Astros say Justin Verlander and Zack Greinke will follow Gerrit Cole in their rotation for the World Series, with Game 4 to serve as a bullpen day. Cole and Verlander were 20-game winners this season, and Cole is 19-0 in 25 starts since a loss to the White Sox on May 22. Greinke will get a chance to hit in Washington after batting .280 with three home runs and eight RBIs in 56 plate appearances this year.

National Scoreboard from Monday (10/21)


Final Philadelphia 6 Vegas 2
Final OT Columbus 4 Toronto 3
Final St. Louis 3 Colorado 1
Final Dallas 2 Ottawa 1


Final New England 33 N-Y Jets 0

Packers Go to 6-1……Badgers Tumble, Hawkeyes Climb, Cyclone Back In…..Hamlin Big NASCAR Win

– Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are atop the NFC North at 6-1 following their best offensive display under rookie head coach Matt LaFleur. Rodgers threw for 429 yards and accounted for six touchdowns as the Packers overwhelmed the Raiders, 42-24. Rodgers had five passing TDs and completed 25 of 31 passes to eight different targets before finishing with the first perfect passer rating of his career. He also had a touchdown run.


– The Saints are 5-0 without injured starting QB Drew Brees after Teddy Bridgewater threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns in their 36-25 victory against the Bears in Chicago. Michael Thomas had nine receptions for 131 yards, and Latavius Murray ran for 119 yards and two touchdowns to help New Orleans move to 6-1. Chicago quarterback Mitchell Trubisky finished 34 of 54 with 251 yards and two late touchdowns in his first appearance since injuring a shoulder against Minnesota on Sept. 29. The Bears fell to 3-3.


– The Vikings won their third in a row by getting four touchdowns passes from Kirk Cousins in a 42-30 win over the Lions. Cousins led the 5-2 Vikings on four straight touchdown drives and finished 24 of 34 for a season-high 337 yards. Matthew Stafford threw all four of his scoring strikes to Marvin Jones, but Detroit dropped its third in a row since a 2-0-1 start.


UNDATED (AP) – SEC rivals Alabama and LSU remain one-two in the latest Associated Press football poll, but Ohio State has moved ahead of Clemson for the third spot. It marks the third straight week in which Clemson has dropped down a notch despite continuing a winning streak that has reached 22 games, the longest in the nation right now. Oklahoma is fifth, followed by Penn State, Florida, Notre Dame, Auburn and Georgia. Following their loss at Illinois, Wisconsin tumbled from 6th the 13th this week. Iowa moved up three spots and the Hawkeyes are ranked 20th. Iowa State is back in the Top 25 again, the Cyclones are ranked 23rd.


KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – Denny Hamlin has won a chaotic NASCAR Cup Series elimination race at Kansas Speedway by holding off Chase Elliott on a second overtime restart to pick up some extra playoff points. Elliott managed to finish second and advanced to the round of eight on points when Brad Keselowski got boxed in on the restart. Keselowski, William Byron, Alex Bowman and Clint Bowyer were eliminated from Cup contention.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (10/20)


Final Green Bay 42 Oakland 24
Final Buffalo 31 Miami 21
Final L.A. Rams 37 Atlanta 10
Final Minnesota 42 Detroit 30
Final Indianapolis 30 Houston 23
Final Arizona 27 N-Y Giants 21
Final San Francisco 9 Washington 0
Final Jacksonville 27 Cincinnati 17
Final Tennessee 23 L.A. Chargers 20
Final New Orleans 36 Chicago 25
Final Baltimore 30 Seattle 16
Final Dallas 37 Philadelphia 10


Final Vancouver 3 N-Y Rangers 2
Final Minnesota 4 Montreal 3
Final Washington 5 Chicago 3
Final SO Winnipeg 1 Edmonton 0
Final Calgary 2 Anaheim 1

Dubuque Sports Icon Mike Reilly Dies

One of the greatest athletes in Dubuque sports history has died. Mike Reilly died yesterday at the age of 77 following a long hard fought battle with Alzheimer’s. Reilly was a three sports star at Senior in football, basketball, and track before graduating in 1960. After high school Reilly played football at Iowa where he was an All-American linebacker and then professionally with the Bears and Vikings

Reilly was inducted into the Dubuque Senior Sports Hall of Fame in 1992 and Iowa High School Football Hall of Fame in 1993 and University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005.

Following his athletic career was the color commentator for Iowa football broadcasts in the, Reilly was also well known as a community leader who helped spearhead fundraising efforts for local organizations, he also was the founder of the Dubuque chapter of the University of Iowa I-Club.

Funeral services for Mike Reilly will be Monday at 10:30 at Saint Columbkille Catholic Church in Dubuque. Friends may call Sunday from 1 until 5 at the church. Hoffmann-Schneider and Kitchen Funeral Home is handling the arrangements: https://www.hoffmannschneiderfuneralhomes.com/obituary/c-michael-reilly

Area Highschool Football Scores

Iowa HS Football Scores

Cedar Falls 33, Senior 10

Cedar Rapids Prairie 62, Waterloo West 13

Hempstead 16, CR Jefferson 14

Maquoketa 21,  Wahlert 6

Beckman Catholic 35, North Cedar, Stanwood 26

Bellevue 21, Northeast Goose Lake 19

West Branch 26, Western Dubuque 7

Maquoketa Valley, Delhi 20, Alburnett 7

West Branch 26, Cascade 7

Lisbon 58, Clayton Ridge 6

MFL Marmac 28, ED-CO 23

CR Xavier 28, Center Point/Urbana 0

Wisconsin HS Football Scores

Richland Center 8, Arcadia42

Prairie du Chien 42, Platteville7

Dodgeville 6, River Valley 49

Westby 21, Viroqua 8

Luther 0, Aquinas 39

Cuba City 28, Darlington 40

Iowa-Grant 8, Fennimore 36

Mineral Point 33, Lancaster 7 – TITLE GAME

Potosi/Cassville 40, Boscobel 0

Black Hawk/Warren (IL) 27, Pecatonica/Argyle 7

Southwestern 12, River Ridge 47

Illinois HS Football Scores

Stockton 6, E. DBQ 50

Lena-Winslow 46, Galena 7

High School Football Regular Season Winding Down

It’s the second to last football Friday night of the regular season in Iowa and Illinois and the final night in Wisconsin.

At Dalzell Field; district title and playoff hopes are on the line for the Senior Rams as the welcome the 3rd ranked Cedar Falls Tigers. The Tigers are undefeated and tied with Cedar Rapids Prairie for the top spot in the district, both are one game in front of the Rams. You can hear the game tonight on AM 1370 and kdth.com with pregame at 7:05.

Two of the three Dubuque High School teams play on the road. Wahlert looks to try and get to 500 on the season as they play at Maquoketa.

Hempstead will be looking for their first district win after three straight heart breaking losses when they play Cedar Rapids Jefferson at Kingston Stadium.

The marquee match-up on the Wisconsin side of the river takes place in Lancaster tonight with the SWAL Conference championship on the line with 8th ranked Lancaster hosting 6th ranked Mineral Point, both teams are undefeated going into the game.  A battle for outright 2nd place in the SWC takes place tonight in Platteville with the Hillman hosting Prairie du Chien, both teams are 5-and-1 in conference play.

Unbeaten Fighting Saints Try to Remain Perfect

With one of the two unblemished records remaining in the USHL, the Dubuque Fighting Saints hit the road for their first two-game weekend since the Fall Classic. Dubuque will take on the Des Moines Buccaneers tonight before making their way to Sioux City to battle the Musketeers tomorrow night. It will be the first of eight games against Des Moines and just one of two against Sioux City. Dubuque is off to their best start since 2013-14 when they started the season the season 7-and-0.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (10/17)



From the Mississippi Valley Conference Divisional Meets yesterday:

  • Valley Divisional at Dubuque Soccer Complex: In the boys: Hempstead ran away with the team championship with 28 point, all 7 runners finished in the top 20 led by Ryan Winger who was the medalist, Mason Suarez was 4th, Owen Maloney 5th. Wahlert was 6th led by Nathan Munshower’s 12th place finish. In the girls race Hempstead was 2nd and Wahlert 3rd, Linn-Mar won the team title. Gabby Moran of Wahlert was 4th and Hanna Brown of Hempstead 6th.
  • Mississippi Divisional at Iowa City: The Senior girls ran to the championship placing 3 runners in the top 4 led by Lily Schmidt who won the individual title. Western Dubuque was 7th led by Lauren Klein in 7th. In the boys race: Western Dubuque was 5th led by Cade Messer’s 11th-place finish. Senior was 6th and Connor Kilgore had the top Ram effort finishing 17th.




  • In the championship bracket of the River Valley Tournament: Cascade 2, Bellevue 0 and Cascade lost 2-0 to West Liberty.
  • In the WAMAC Tourney: Dyersville Beckman 2, Benton Community 0, and Beckman lost to Mt. Vernon 2-0.
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic played in the Tri-Rivers East Conference Tournament yesterday and lost to Easton Valley, Prince of Peace and Midland.
  • North Fayette Valley 3, Clayton Ridge 1d


  • Potosi 3, Shullsburg 2
  • #4 Platteville 3, Prairie du Chien 0
  • Cuba City 3, Darlington 1
  • Richland Center 3, Lancaster 1
  • Riverdale 3, Southwestern 0
  • Fennimore 3, Boscobel 0

Astros win Gam 4 … Chiefs’ Mahomes injured … No Zion prime-time

NEW YORK (AP) – The Astros lead the AL Championship Series 3-1, putting the 2017 World Series winners on the brink of a showdown with the NL champion Washington Nationals. The Astros beat the New York Yankees 8-3 Thursday night in Game 4. The Yankees are at risk of failing to make the World Series for an entire decade for the first time since the 1910s. Game 5 is tonight.

DENVER (AP) – It was a costly win for the Kansas City Chiefs over the Denver Broncos Thursday night. K.C. snapped a two-game losing streak but lost quarterback sensation Patrick Mahomes, who injured his right knee in the second quarter. He was injured on a sneak. He is a big reason why Kansas City was a preseason favorite to reach its second straight AFC championship game. The Chiefs won 30-6.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Josh Leivo scored the lone shootout goal in the sixth round and Thatcher Demko stopped 31 shots in regulation and overtime as the Vancouver Canucks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3. Bo Horvat, J.T. Miller and Micheal Ferland scored for the Canucks, who won for the first time on the road in three tries this season. Vladimir Tarasenko, Alex Pietrangelo and Robby Fabbri scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who have dropped three straight.

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) – Mathew Barzal scored two power-play goals in the second period and Semyon Varlamov made 32 saves in the New York Islanders’ 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets. Josh Bailey scored into an empty net with 27 seconds left in the third period to cap New York’s third straight victory and seal Winnipeg’s third loss in a row.

NEW YORK (AP) – Zion Williamson won’t play Friday in New York in the New Orleans Pelicans’ final preseason game because of a sore right knee. The Pelicans said that the No. 1 pick didn’t travel with the team to New York, remaining in New Orleans to undergo further testing and evaluation at Ochsner Sports Medicine. He was to have played against former Duke teammate RJ Barrett, the No. 3 pick, in a nationally televised game.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (10/17)


Houston 8 N-Y Yankees 3 (Houston leads series 3-1)


Final SO Tampa Bay 4 Boston 3
Final Montreal 4 Minnesota 0
Final New Jersey 5 N-Y Rangers 2
Final SO Vancouver 4 St. Louis 3
Final N-Y Islanders 3 Winnipeg 1
Final Calgary 5 Detroit 1
Final Arizona 5 Nashville 2
Final SO Vegas 3 Ottawa 2
Final Buffalo 3 Los Angeles 0


Final Kansas City 30 Denver 6