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Fighting Saints Announce Main Camp Schedule

DUBUQUE, Iowa — The Dubuque Fighting Saints have announced the dates and details of their 2019 Main Camp. Dubuque is set to host invitees for the four-day camp beginning Wednesday, June 5th at Mystique Community Ice Center. The camp is open to the public and will feature players drafted by the Saints this season, along with multiple other invitees.

Camp will culminate on Saturday morning with a final All-Star Game. Friday night features a preliminary All-Star contest. For a complete schedule for the Main Camp visit the Saints website: https://www.dubuquefightingsaints.com/news_article/show/1022502

Senior, Wahlert, and Hempstead Advance to Girls State Golf

All three city schools advanced to the girls high school state golf meet in regional play yesterday. Senior and Wahlert advanced as Regional Champions in 4-A and 3-A respectively and Hempstead landed a state berth with a runner-up finish behind Senior at the Region 4 meet at Marion. The Rams won by six strokes 375-381. Western Dubuque finished 4th with 395 Senior’s Abby Marting was medalist with 79. Also qualifying as individuals with top six finishes were Breanna Felderman of Senior, Morgan Hawkins of Hempstead and Hannah Fangmann of Western Dubuque.

At the 3-A Regional at Waverly, Wahlert totaled a 335 winning by four strokes over Xavier. Anna Nacos was medalist runner-up with 76, Anna Jenssen and Mary Edwards also finished in the top six to qualify as individuals.

In Class 1-A: Courtney Olson of Clayton Ridge qualified individually finishing medalist runner up at the Region 5 qualifiers at Strawberry Point.

The State Meet will be Tuesday and Wednesday, Class 4-A at Coldwater Links in Ames, and Class 3-A at Otter Creek in Ankeny and 1-A at the American Legion Course in Marshalltown.

Wahlert Girls Advance to State Tennis

The Wahlert girls tennis team advanced to state with a 5-0 victory over Davenport Assumption yesterday at Camanche. The Golden Eagles meet Fairfield in the 1-A state quarterfinals today in Iowa City.

In Class 2-A, Senior lost 5-0 to Pleasant Valley in a regional semi-final match at Eldridge.

Area Scoreboard from Monday (5/20)

          HIGH SCHOOL




Class 3-A

  • Senior 2, Independence 1 (SO) (Rams at Pleasant Valley tomorrow)
  • Western Dubuque 1, Hempstead 0 (W.D. at Bettendorf tomorrow)

 Class 1-A

  • Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 8, Prince of Peace Catholic 0 (Beckman meets Davenport Assumption 7pm tomorrow at Dyersville)
  • Marquette Catholic, Bellevue 3, Anamosa 0 (Marquette meets Center Pt./Urbana tomorrow at 5pm at Dyersville)


Class 2-A

  • Clear Creek Amana 10, Maquoketa 0 (Wahlert hosts Clear Creek-Amana on Wednesday)


Girls Regular Season

  • CR. Xavier 3, Senior 0 


  • Wahlert 4, Bettendorf 3
  • Hempstead 5, Clinton 3
  • Cascade beat Independence twice 1-0 and 13-0.
  • Bellevue 15, Clayton Ridge/Central 4 (4)


  • Shullsburg/Benton 4 Highland 1
  • Potosi/Cassville swept Black Hawk 8-3 and 7-6.


  • Dyersville Beckman 4, Senior 0
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 12, Bellevue 0

Golden dynasty?…Price leads Red Sox to rout…Blazing hot Astros

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Golden State Warriors have swept their way to a fifth straight NBA Finals, getting triple-doubles from Stephen Curry and Draymond Green in a 119-117 overtime victory over the Portland Trail Blazers Monday night. Green had 18 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. Curry added 37 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. Curry and Green became the first teammates to have triple-doubles in the same playoff game. The Warriors will face the winner of the Eastern Conference finals between Toronto and Milwaukee.

TORONTO (AP) – David Price returned to the Boston Red Sox with another outstanding performance against the Toronto Blue Jays. The 33-year-old left-hander did not allow any earned runs over five innings in a 12-2 rout Monday that improved his record against the Blue Jays to 22-3, including 13-1 in 18 starts at Toronto.

HOUSTON (AP) – The Houston Astros remain dominant at the plate. Jake Marisnick and Tyler White homered and Brad Peacock had another solid start to lead the Houston Astros over the Chicago White Sox 3-0 Monday night. The Astros have piled up 40 home runs over 17 games, and the two long balls on Monday night helped them to their 11th win in 12 games.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis Blues could advance to their first Stanley Cup Final since 1970 when they host Game 6 tonight against the San Jose Sharks. The Blues lead the Western Conference finals 3-2.

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed by police after a scuffle involving event staff at a Las Vegas music festival but was not arrested. Police say the 23-year-old running back was detained briefly early Saturday during the Electric Daisy Carnival. A police spokeswoman says officers saw Elliott push a security guard to the ground.

National Scoreboard from Monday (5/20)




Final    Boston              12    Toronto                  2

Final    Oakland              6    Cleveland              4

Final    N-Y  Yankees    10    Baltimore              7

Final    Texas                10    Seattle                  9

Final    Houston              3    Chi  White  Sox      0

Final    Minnesota          3    L-A  Angels            1



                  NATIONAL  LEAGUE


Final    N-Y  Mets              5    Washington            3

Final    Philadelphia      5    Chi  Cubs                4,  10  Innings

Final    Atlanta                4    San  Francisco      1

Final    San  Diego            2    Arizona                  1





Final  OT    Golden  State    119    Portland    117 (Golden State wins series 4-0)

Boys Soccer/Girls Golf Post Season Begins Today

The road to the Iowa High School boys state soccer tournament begins today in substate play.

  • In a Class 3-A Substate 7 doubleheader this evening at Dalzell Field, Senior meets Independence (5:00) then Hempstead faces Western Dubuque (7:00).
  • In Class 2A: Maquoketa is at Clear Creek Amana with the winner to face Wahlert on Wednesday in the semi’s.
  • In a Class 1-A Substate 3 doubleheader at Dyersville, Bellevue Marquette Catholic faces Anamosa (5:00) and then Beckman Catholic meets Prince of Peace (7:00).

Also on the calendar today is Girls regional golf:  Hempstead, Senior and Western Dubuque golfers at the 4-A regional in Marion. Wahlert is competing at the 3-A regional at Waverly.

IHSBBCA Pre-Season Poll

On the day the Iowa High School baseball season opens, the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association has released their pre-season rankings.

  • In Class 4-A: Western Dubuque is ranked 2nd behind top ranked Johnston.
  • In Class 3-A: Wahlert received top 10 considerations while Davenport Assumption begins the year the top ranked team.
  • In Class 2-A: Cascade is ranked 3rd, Dyersville Beckman is 7th. Wilton is the number one team.
  • In Class 1-A: Mason City Newman begins the year top ranked.

All three Dubuque High School teams open their seasons at home today. Hempstead hosts Clinton (3:30), Senior hosts Pleasant Valley (3:30), and Wahlert hosts Bettendorf tonight (7:00).

For a look at the complete pre-season poll: https://iowahsbca.net/

Regional MLB Recaps from Sunday (5/19)

Cubs Hold Off Nats

– Anthony Rizzo homered and Kyle Schwarber drove in two runs while the Cubs were building a 6-1 lead in a 6-5 victory at Washington. Kyle Hendricks laid down a squeeze bunt and pitched into the sixth inning of Chicago’s 15th win in 17 games. Anthony Rendon belted a three-run homer and Howie Kendrick added a solo shot for the Nationals.

Brewers Win in Extras

– The Brewers pulled out a 3-2 win over the Braves on Ben Gamel’s solo homer in the 10th, one day after Atlanta topped Milwaukee on a Freddie Freeman blast in the 10th. Christian Yelich  and Keston Hiura  also connected for the Brewers to counter round-trippers by Ronald Acuna  Jr. and Freeman. Milwaukee starter Brandon Woodruff gave up both Atlanta home runs but just three other hits in a career-high eight innings.


Rangers Walk-Off on Cards in 10th

– Nomar Mazara  lifted a sacrifice fly to cap a two-run rally in the 10th inning of the Rangers’ 5-4 walk-off win against the Cardinals. Dexter Fowler tied it for St. Louis with a ninth-inning homer, and the Redbirds went ahead on a double by Harrison Bader in the 10th before Texas won it on Willie Calhoun’s RBI single and Mazara’s fly ball. Paul DeJong drove in three runs for the Cards.


Blue Jays Power Past Soxs

CHICAGO (AP) – Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit another home run, Danny Jansen and Billy McKinney also connected and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2. Guerrero has hit all four of his homers in the past six games. The highly touted 20-year-old didn’t homer in his first 13 games after making his major league debut in late April. Guerrero’s two-run drive broke a 1-all tie in the eighth inning. Jansen added a two-run homer in the ninth.


Mariners Snap Twins Streak

– Edwin Encarnacion  made several nice plays at first base before blasting a three-run homer in the seventh inning to send the Mariners past the Twins, 7-4. Mitch Haniger and Daniel Vogelbach hit back-to-back homers as Seattle ended a three-game skid while halting Minnesota’s five-game winning streak. Yusei Kukuchi gave up one earned run while striking out six over six innings to get the win.


Raptors get with 2-1 of Bucks…Koepka takes another major…Blues in command…Astros final lose

TORONTO (AP) – The Toronto Raptors are within two games to one in the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals following a 118-112 victory in double overtime against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Raptors blew leads in the final seconds of the fourth quarter and first overtime before Kawhi Leonard scored eight of his game-high 36 points in the second OT. Pascal Siakam finished with 25 points and 11 rebounds for the Raptors, but he missed a pair of free throws with 7.4 seconds left in regulation that could have iced the game for the Raptors.

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) – Brooks Koepka picked up his fourth major in eight starts by defending his PGA Championship crown. Koepka entered the final round with a seven-stroke lead before watching it dwindle to one before completing a two-shot win over Dustin Johnson. Koepka had six bogeys in a 4-over 74 that left him 8 under for the tournament.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Jaden Schwartz recorded his second hat trick this postseason and Jordan Binnington notched his first playoff shutout by stopping 21 shots in the St. Louis Blues’ 5-0 rout of the Sharks in San Jose. Vladimir Tarasenko scored on a penalty shot to help the Blues take a 3-2 lead in the NHL’s Western Conference final and get within a game of their first Stanley Cup final appearance since 1970. Martin Jones stopped 35 shots for the Sharks, who will try to stave off elimination when they visit St. Louis for Game 6 on Tuesday.

BOSTON (AP) – The Astros’ 10-game winning streak is over after Michael Chavis homered and Xander Bogaerts supplied a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning of the Boston Red Sox’s 4-3 win over Houston. Mookie Betts scored three runs for Boston, which lost the first two games in the first meeting with the Astros since beating them in the 2018 ALCS. The Astros finished the game without George Springer, who came out in the fifth inning due to lower back stiffness.

CINCINATI (AP) – Hyun-Jin Ryu  ran his major league-leading shutout streak to 31 innings by blanking the Cincinnati Reds on five hits over seven frames of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 8-3 victory. Cody Bellinger hit his 17th homer to back Ryu, who is 6-1 with a 1.52 ERA. Alex Verdugo drove in three runs and Russell Martin added a solo shot for the NL West-leading Dodgers.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (5/19)



Final Texas 5 St. Louis 4, 10 Innings


Final N-Y Yankees 13 Tampa Bay 5
Final Boston 4 Houston 3
Final Cleveland 10 Baltimore 0
Final Toronto 5 Chi White Sox 2
Final Kansas City 5 L-A Angels 1
Final Seattle 7 Minnesota 4
Oakland at Detroit  PPD.


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


Final 2OT Toronto 118 Milwaukee 112 (Milwaukee leads 2-1)


Final St. Louis 5 San Jose 0 (St. Louis leads 3-2)

National Scorecard



St.  Louis      8    Texas      2


Tampa  Bay              2    N-Y  Yankees      1,  11  Innings

Chi  White  Sox      4    Toronto              1,  5  Innings

Oakland                  4    Detroit              1

Cleveland              4    Baltimore          1

Houston                  7    Boston                3

L-A  Angels            6    Kansas  City      3

Minnesota            18    Seattle              4


Philadelphia        2    Colorado            1

Cincinnati            4    L-A  Dodgers      0

Miami                      2    N-Y  Mets            0

Washington            5    Chi  Cubs            2

Atlanta                  4    Milwaukee          3,  10  Innings

Pittsburgh            7    San  Diego          2

San  Francisco      8    Arizona              5

NBA Playoffs

Golden  State    110    Portland      99

Day 3 Recap From Iowa High School State Track Meet

The Iowa High School State Track and Field Championships wrapped up a three day run yesterday on Saturday in Des Moines.

Some area athletes mined more state gold on Championship Saturday on the Big Blue Oval inside Drake Stadium:

In Class 3A: The Wahlert girls team added their 2nd  and 3rd state championships of the meet when Libby Wedewer captured the 200 meter title after finishing runner up in the 100 meters and then she help lead the 4×100 relay to a state gold medal. The Wahlert boys also added their second relay title of the meet by taking first in the boys 4×100.

In Class 2A: The Dyersville Beckman girls claimed two titles: Heather Bockenstedt won the 100 hurdles championship and later anchored the Shuttle Hurdle Relay to victory.

Other notable area medalist finishes from Saturday:

  • Alden Kuntz of Wahlert earned 2nd in the 3-A boys 200
  • The Wahlert boys Sprint Medley relay placed 2nd in 3-A while Bellevue earned 3rd place in the 2-A boys race. The Comets would also finish an impressive 2nd in the 4×100.
  • Ben Hermiston of Hempstead ran to a 2nd place finish in the 1600 meters
  • Clare Edmondson of Senior 3rd in the 1500

In the team standings:

  • The closest area team to bringing home a team championship trophy were the Wahlert girls in Class 3-A. The Golden Eagles were beaten by an eyelash by Glenwood 65 to 64.5
  • In the 3-A boys race, Wahlert finished a distance second to champion Sergeant Bluff Luton 86-52.
  • In Class 4-A boys: Western Dubuque was 5th with 44, Hempstead 11th with 29.
  • Class 2-A boys: Bellevue finished 4th with 45, Beckman 13th with 18.
  • Class 2-A girls: Cascade was 5th with 29, Beckman 9th with 25.
  • Class 4A girls: Senior was 19th with 14 points, Western Dubuque 21st with 12, Hempstead 34th with 3.

Rea Sparkles for I-Cubs

Cascade native Colin Rea tossed a four-hit complete game in outing yesterday with the Iowa Cubs at Principal Park in Des Moines. Rea, now 4-and-1 as an I-Cubs starter picked up the win after he struck out seven and walked two while allowing two runs as the Cubs defeated New Orleans 5-2 in the second game of a doubleheader.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (5/16)


  • Shullsburg/Benton 11 Southwestern 1


Regional Tourney scores

  • Benton/Shullsburg defeats Darlington 11-1 in 5 innings
  • Southwestern 6, Monticello 4
  • Boscobel 12, New Glarus 2



  • Wahlert 7, Hempstead 0
  • Senior 5, Western Dubuque 2
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 3, Prince of Peace 2( 2OT)


  • Senior 3, Western Dubuque 1
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 4, Northeast 1

State Track Day 1 Recap (Thursday)

The Athletes had their work cut out for them on Day 1 of the Iowa High School State Track Championships at Drake Stadium in Des Moines as temperatures reached the low 90’s.

The area highlight came when Western Dubuque senior Grant Kelchen captured the 4-A boy’s high jump crossing the bar at 6’8.

Other area medalists on day one were:

In 4-A:

  • Hempstead’s David Holesinger finished 3rd and teammate Ben Hermiston ran 5th in the 3200.
  • Claire Edmondson of Senior placed 4th in the 3000.
  • Meredith Bahl of Western Dubuque finished tied for 3rd in the high jump
  • Janyla Hoskins of Hempstead qualified for Saturday’s 100 final with the 4th quickest prelim time

In 3A:

  • Nathan Munshower of Wahlert was 6th in the 3200.
  • Alixander Oliver of Wahlert was 8th in the 3000.
  • Golden Eagle Mitchell Miller took 4th in the discus and Aliyah Carter finished tied for 3rd in the high jump.
  • Libby Wedewer of Wahlert qualified with the best qualifying times in both the 100 and 200 for Saturday’s final. Alden Kuntz had 2nd fastest qualifier in the boys 200.

In 2A:

  • Evan Wulfekuhle of Dyersville Beckman had a runner up finish in the 400, he also qualified for the 100 finals on Saturday with the 6th best prelim.
  • Bellevue’s 4×800 boys relay finished 3rd, while Cascade was 4th in the girls 4×800.
  • Brady Griebel of Bellevue was 5th in the 3200.
  • Madison Kelchen of Cascade was 7th in the 3000.
  • Riley Konrady of Bellevue was 8th in the shotput.
  • Dyersville Beckman had the fastest qualifying for the girls shuttle hurdle relay finals on Saturday while Cascade made the finals with the 6th quickest time.

Riley Till Earns Scholarship

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa head men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery announced today Dubuque native Riley Till will be put on scholarship for the coming season.

Till, a 6’7 redshirt junior, who was a walk-on the past three seasons, saw his minutes increase last season. He was a two-year starter at Wahlert High School, playing alongside current Hawkeye teammate Cordell Pemsl.

Regional MLB Recaps from Tuesday (5/14)

 Cubs Keep Winning

– The Cubs were 3-1 winners over the Reds behind Kyle Hendricks,  who had as many hits as he allowed. Hendricks was 3-for-4 with a two-run double to help Chicago win for the 22nd time in its last 28 games. He also held Cincinnati to a run and three hits while striking out seven over eight-plus innings.


Brewers Shutdown Phils

– Brandon Woodruff threw one-hit ball for six innings in pitching the Brewers past the Phillies, 6-1. Woodruff allowed only an infield single to Jean Segure in the first inning and improved to 6-1. Yasmani Grandal  and Ryan Braun homered for Milwaukee.


Cardinals Blast Braves

– Marcell Ozuna , Yadier  Molina and Kolten Wong blasted three-run homers in the Cardinals’ 14-3 thumping of the Braves. Dexter Fowler also went deep to back Jack Flaherty, who was reached for three runs in six innings. St. Louis battered 2018 All-Star Mike Foltynewicz , whose ERA is 8.02 after yielding eight runs over 4 2/3 innings.


Indians Power Past Soxs

– Jordan Luplow launched two of the Indians’ five home runs in the Indians’ 9-0 victory against the White Sox in Chicago. Roberto Perez, Jake Bauers and Jose Ramirez also went deep for the three-time defending AL Central champs, who owned a .219 average before the rout. Carlos Carrasco scattered six singles and struck out six over seven innings.


 Twins Clip Angels

– Mitch Garver hit a two-run homer and tagged out Shohei Ohtani trying to score the tying run in the Twins’ 4-3 downing of the Angels. Garver homered in the third inning to give Minnesota a three-run lead, but he had to be helped off the field without putting weight on his left leg following his plate collision with Ohtani in the eighth inning. Ohtani had three hits but was thrown out at third and home.

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (5/14)



  • Shullsburg/Benton 5 River Ridge 1
  • Southwestern 5, Boscobel 3
  • Dodgeville 7, Platteville 6
  • Richland Center 5, River Valley 3
  • Belmont and Highland split a doubleheader. Belmont winning 8-7 and Highland winning 6-5.


  • River Ridge 8, Benton/Shullsburg 4
  • Belmont 2, Highland 0
  • Dodgeville 7, River Valley 6



  • Wahlert 3, Waterloo West 2 (OT)
  • Dubuque, Senior 3, Waterloo, East 0
  • Linn-Mar 1, Hempstead 0
  • Cedar Falls 8, Western Dubuque 0


  • Senior 5, Waterloo 1
  • Linn-Mar 3, Hempstead 1
  • Western Dubuque 3, Cedar Falls 2 (OT)
  • Dyersville Beckman Catholic 10, West Delaware 0
  • Maquoketa 5, Central DeWitt




  • The Clarke Pride baseball team had an answer every time No. 14 Texas Wesleyan University took the lead in a Tuesday elimination game at the NAIA National Championship Opening Round in Henderson, Tennessee, but in the end Coach Dan Spain’s team dropped a 7-6, 10-inning decision to the Rams. Clarke overcame deficits of 2-0, 3-2 and 6-4, but never led. The Pride, who were making their fourth straight Opening Round appearance, finished the 2019 campaign with a 28-23 mark.

Warriors hammer Blazers…Pelicans get top pick…B’s beat Canes…Sabres hire a coach…Sale K’s 17

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Golden State Warriors have opened the NBA’s Western Conference finals with a 116-94 rout of the Portland Trail Blazers. Stephen Curry nailed nine 3-pointers and scored a game-high 36 points to outperform Blazers guards Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, who combined for 36 points on 11 of 31 shooting. Klay Thompson had 26 points for the Warriors, who were without injured star Kevin Durant due to a leg injury.

CHICAGO (AP) – The New Orleans Pelicans have won the NBA Draft lottery and will have the option of taking Duke freshman forward Zion Williamson with the top pick next month. It’s the first time the Pelicans have won the lottery since 2012, when they selected Anthony Davis. The Memphis Grizzlies will choose second, followed by the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Tuukka  Rask stopped 35 shots and the Boston Bruins grabbed a 3-0 lead in the NHL’s Eastern Conference final by nipping the Carolina Hurricanes’ 2-1. Neither team scored until Chris Wagner and Brad Marchand scored 5:07 apart in the second period of the Bruins’ sixth straight playoff win. Curtis McElhinney made 29 saves for the Hurricanes while starting in place of Petr Mrazek , who allowed 10 goals in the first two games of the series.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that the Buffalo Sabres have hired Ralph Krueger as head coach. The 59-year-old Krueger previously coached the Oilers during the NHL’s lockout-shortened season in 2012-13. He replaces Phil Housley, who was fired after just two seasons.

BOSTON (AP) – Chris Sale set a career high for strikeouts last night, but the Boston Red Sox blew a 3-2 lead and dropped a 5-4 decision to the Colorado Rockies in 11 innings. Sale needed just seven innings to fan 17 Rockies and was pulled after 108 pitches. The seven-time All-Star struck out the first six batters and didn’t allow a runner until Mark Reynolds doubled to begin the fifth.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (5/14)



Final Tampa Bay 4 Miami 0
Final Colorado 5 Boston 4, 11 Innings
Final Toronto 7 San Francisco 3


Final Cleveland 9 Chi White Sox 0
Final Houston 11 Detroit 4
Final Minnesota 4 L-A Angels 3
Final Kansas City 11 Texas 5
Final Seattle 4 Oakland 3
Baltimore at N-Y Yankees , postponed


Final Chi Cubs 3 Cincinnati 1
Final N-Y Mets 6 Washington 2
Final Milwaukee 6 Philadelphia 1
Final St. Louis 14 Atlanta 3
Final Pittsburgh 6 Arizona 2
Final L-A Dodgers 6 San Diego 3


Final Golden State 116 Portland 94 (Golden State leads 1-0)


Final Boston 2 Carolina 1 (Boston leads 3-0)

Area Scoreboard from Monday (5/13)

          HIGH SCHOOL


  • East Dubuque 3, Galena 0 (1-A Regional quarterfinal)
  • Richland Center 3, Cuba City 2
  • Iowa-Grant 6, Southwestern 5


  • East Dubuque 10, Galena 5
  • Cuba City 5, Iowa-Grant 4
  • Riverdale 6, Darlington 2


  • (girls) Wahlert 9, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 0


  • (girls) Wahlert easily won yesterday’s final round of the Mississippi Valley Conference Valley Divisional held at Finkbine in Iowa City. The Golden Eagles shot a 353 which was 23 strokes in front of Cedar Rapids Jefferson. The Golden Eagles Anna Jensen was the medalist with 83, one stroke in front of Hempstead’s Morgan Hawkins. Hempstead placed 4th in the team race with 394. Wahlert won the Valley title with a three round score of 1028. Hempstead was 3rd with 1164. Jensen won the Valley title with a three-round 237.
  • At the final round of the Mississippi Divisional played at Thunder Hills, Senior’s Abby Marting won the Divisional title with a three round total of 229, Senior finished runner-up in the team standings to Cedar Falls by 38 strokes, with Western Dubuque placing fifth.  W-D’s Hannah Fangmann placed 6th overall with 261


  • (boys) Hempstead advanced to the Substate on Saturday in Iowa City with a 5-4 win over Davenport North.
  • (girls) Wahlert defeated Camanche 5-0 in the 1A Regional. The Golden Eagles meet Davenport Assumption in Camanche on Saturday in the Regional Final.
  • (girls) Senior defeated Davenport Central 5-0 in the 2-A Regional. The Rams advanced to Saturday’s regional semifinal in Eldridge against Pleasant Valley.




  • At the NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round in Henderson, Tennessee, Clarke lost to Concordia (NE) 5-1 and will play an elimination game this morning at 11 o’clock against Texas Wesleyan to remain alive in the tourney. The winner will play Concordia tonight at 7 o’clock.

Johnson signs with ISU

Johnson signs with ISU

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Troy transfer Javan Johnson has signed with Iowa State. The Cyclones announced on Monday that Johnson, who averaged 10.4 points a game last season, will join the team next fall.  Johnson will sit out next season due to the NCAA’s transfer guidelines and be eligible to play the next two seasons after that.  Johnson, a 6-foot-7 forward, started all 30 games as a sophomore for the Trojans in 2018-19. He averaged 4.2 rebounds, scored 20 points three times and made a team-high 53 3s.  Coach Steve Prohm says Johnson has scoring versatility and a “tremendous upside.”

NHL playoff action…More Yankees injuries…Justin Thomas withdraws from PGA

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Defensemen Vince Dunn and Robert Bortuzzo scored second-period goals that helped the St. Louis Blues overcome another big game from San Jose’s Logan Couture with a 4-2 victory. The win ties the Western Conference final at one game apiece. Dunn’s second goal of the postseason gave the Blues a 2-0 lead and Bortuzzo then added his first career playoff goal late in the period after Couture had tied the game.

NEW YORK (AP) – The medical bills for the New York Yankees continue to climb. On the same day New York activated center fielder Aaron Hicks for the first time this season, third baseman Miguel Andujar and right-hander Jonathan Loaisiga were placed on the 10-day injured list. The moves Monday left the Yankees with 13 players on the IL. They’ve put 17 on the list for 18 total stints this year.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Phillies reliever David Robertson was told by Dr. James Andrews not to throw for three weeks to allow the flexor strain in his right elbow time to heal. Robertson hasn’t pitched since April 14. Philadelphia does not have a timetable for his return, but he is expected to miss at least another month. Robertson signed a $23 million deal in the offseason. The 34-year-old right-hander was 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA in seven appearances.

UNDATED (AP) – This season’s Orange Bowl is moving to Dec. 30, with a prime-time kickoff, after originally being scheduled to be played the afternoon of New Year’s Day. The Orange Bowl has traditionally been played at night, but the earlier kickoff was initially planned when it became part of the six-bowl rotation that hosts the College Football Playoff. The Orange Bowl will not be hosting a national semifinal this season.

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) – Justin Thomas has withdrawn from the PGA Championship with a wrist injury, the first time he has missed a major since his rookie season. Thomas won the PGA Championship two years ago at Quail Hollow, the start of his rise to No. 1 in the world. He now is ranked No. 5. Thomas suffered a bone bruise in his right wrist when he struck a tree at the Honda Classic and felt he aggravated the injury at the Masters, the last event he played.

National Scoreboard from Monday (5/13)



Final Houston 8 Detroit 1
Final L-A Angels 5 Minnesota 4
Final Chi White Sox 5 Cleveland 2
Final Seattle 6 Oakland 5, 10 Innings
Baltimore at N-Y Yankees , postponed


Final Philadelphia 7 Milwaukee 4
Final Arizona 9 Pittsburgh 3


Final St. Louis 4 San Jose 2 (Series tied 1-1)

Leonard’s bucket sends Raptors to conference finals…Blazers rally to Game 7 win…B’s blast Canes

TORONTO (AP) – The Toronto Raptors have advanced to the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals for the second time in four years by getting a buzzer-beating basket to beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 92-90. Kawhi Leonard capped his 41-point effort by hitting a shot over Joel Embiid that bounced four times off the rim before going through the net. Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH’-kah) added 17 points for Toronto, and Pascal Siakam  added 11 with 11 rebounds.

DENVER (AP) – The Portland Trail Blazers have advanced to the NBA’s Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2000 by erasing a 17-point, first-half deficit in a 100-96 victory in Game 7 against the Denver Nuggets. CJ McCollum scored 37 points for the Blazers, who trailed by one before the Nuggets shot 7-for-24 in the fourth quarter. Evan Turner delivered 10 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter and grabbed the rebound of a desperation 3-point attempt by Nikola Jokic  in the closing seconds.

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Bruins own a two-games-to-none lead in the NHL’s Eastern Conference final following a 6-2 rout of the Carolina Hurricanes. Matt Grzelcyk produced his first multi-goal game Connor Clifton notched his first career NHL goal while the B’s built a 6-0 lead en route to their fifth straight win. Tuukka  Rask needed to make just 21 saves to help Boston get within two victories of the Stanley Cup final.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – The final round of the Regions Tradition has been pushed back to today. Yesterday’s play was suspended following a 4 1/2-hour delay created by thunderstorms and steady rain. Steve Stricker holds a two-stroke lead at 14-under 202. Two-time Tradition winner Bernhard Langer, David Toms and Billy Andrade are all two strokes back.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (5/12)



Final Philadelphia 6 Kansas City 1


Final Baltimore 5 L-A Angels 1
Final Boston 11 Seattle 2
Final Chi White Sox 5 Toronto 1
Final N-Y Yankees 7 Tampa Bay 1
Final Houston 15 Texas 5
Final Detroit 5 Minnesota 3
Final Cleveland 5 Oakland 3


Final Pittsburgh 10 St. Louis 6
Final Colorado 10 San Diego 7
Final San Francisco 6 Cincinnati 5
Final L-A Dodgers 6 Washington 0
Final Atlanta 5 Arizona 3
Final Chi Cubs 4 Milwaukee 1
Miami at N-Y Mets 1:10 p.m., postponed


Final Portland 100 Denver 96 (Portland wins series 4-3)
Final Toronto 92 Philadelphia 90 (Toronto wins series 4-3)


Final Boston 6 Carolina 2 (Boston leads 2-0)

Lakers hire Vogel…Sharks strike first…Keselowski wins in Kansas…Every has Nelson lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A person familiar with the search says the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Frank Vogel as coach. The 45-year old Vogel did not coach last season following two years with the Orlando Magic. He arrived in Orlando after five-plus seasons leading the Indiana Pacers, including trips to the Eastern Conference finals in 2013 and ’14. Vogel was 250-181 with the Pacers before going 54-110 with the Magic.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Timo Meier and Logan Couture (koo-TOOR’) each scored twice as the San Jose Sharks doubled up the St. Louis Blues, 6-3 in Game 1 of the NHL’s Western Conference final. Meier’s hit on Alex Pietrangelo (peh-TRAN’-jeh-loh) led to Couture’s goal that opened the scoring in the first period. Joe Pavelski and Kevin Labanc also scored for San Jose and Martin Jones made 28 saves.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – Brad Keselowski raced to his third NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season by holding off a charging pack in overtime to take the checkered flag at Kansas Speedway. Keselowski took the lead from Alex Bowman with seven laps to go, building a big lead before a caution came out for Matt DiBenedetto. Keselowski roared away on the restart and held off Bowman and Erik Jones to add to his victories this season at Atlanta and Martinsville.
DALLAS (AP) – The rain-delayed third round of the Byron Nelson will spill into Sunday with Matt Every leading the tournament at 18 under. Every opened the round with an eagle and carded four birdies in a span of five holes to take the lead from Sung Kang before play was suspended because of darkness. Every played the front nine at 6-under 30 before the round was stopped. Kang is one stroke back and two ahead of Tyler Duncan.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Steve Stricker remains the leader through three rounds of the first PGA Tour Champions major of the year. Stricker birdied the final hole for a 2-under 70 at the Regions Tradition in Birmingham, He is 14 under through 54 holes two shots ahead of Bernhard Langer, David Toms and Billy Andrade (AN’-drayd). Langer is trying to win the Tradition for the third time in four years.

Sports Updates

State Track and Field Qualifiers

The Western Dubuque boys track and field team will have quite a contingent of athletes headed to Des Moines next week after qualifying 11 events last night at the 4-A state qualifying meet at Dalzell Field. The Bobcats easily claimed the meet championship. The Hempstead boys automatically qualified 5 events. On the girl’s side of the meet; Senior had six events qualify, Western Dubuque 2, and Hempstead 1.  It is possible for more qualifiers after times are compared around the state. The complete list of state qualifiers should be posted sometime this afternoon. At the 3-A state qualifier in Manchester, both the Wahlert boys and girls won meet titles. The complete number of automatic qualifiers isn’t available this morning for us.

Cordell Pemsl Hardship Waiver Petition Approved

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Dubuque native and University of Iowa junior forward Cordell Pemsl’s hardship waiver petition has been approved by the Big Ten Conference. Pemsl will have two years of men’s basketball eligibility remaining after playing a total of 29 minutes in two nonconference games last season. The former Wahlert prep underwent season-ending surgery in December, to remove hardware near his knee from a previous surgery when he was in high school. Pemsl has played in 68 career games at Iowa, averaging 7.2 points and 4.7 rebounds per contest.

Spartans Keep Playing at A-R-C Baseball Tournament

At the American Rivers Conference baseball tournament in Cedar Rapids, the University of Dubuque won twice yesterday to continue on the tournament trail today. The Spartans first defeated Central 3-2 and then knocked of Luther 3-1. The Spartans will play in an elimination game at 10 o’clock this morning facing regular season conference champ Coe. The winner will play Buena Vista and has to beat the Beavers twice today in order to win the conference tourney title and the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

UW Platteville Continues Play in the WIAC Tourney

The U-W Platteville baseball team lost the first game yesterday in the WIAC Tournament in Whitewater to U-W Lacrosse 2-1 in 12 innings, but fought back in their second game to avoid elimination defeating U-W Stout 5-2. The Pioneers will meet Lacrosse again today at noon in order to remain in tournament title contention.

A-R-C Track and Field Championships.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa — Dubuque’s men and Wartburg’s women took narrow leads after the second day of the American Rivers Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Coe College in Cedar Rapids. Dubuque’s lead is just two points over second-place Central (65-63) and just seven better than Nebraska Wesleyan (58). Wartburg’s lead is just five points over second-place NWU (85-80) and a comfortable 23 points over third-place Loras. The individual highlight yesterday came from Dubuque’s Blaze Murfin, who set a new meet record in the hammer throw with a toss of 59.16 meters. The meet picks up this morning with field events at 10:00a and the first running events at 1:30p.

HOUSTON (AP) – The Golden State Warriors have advanced to the NBA’s Western Conference finals for the fifth consecutive year by downing the Rockets, 118-113 in Houston. Stephen Curry scored all 33 of his points in the second half as Golden State managed to beat the Rockets without Kevin Durant, who sat out with a calf injury. Klay Thompson added 27 points for the Warriors, who have eliminated the Rockets in four of the last five postseasons.

DALLAS (AP) – Sung Kang matched the Trinity Forest course record with a 10-under 61 to take a four-stroke lead into the third round of the PGA’s Byron Nelson in Dallas. Kang was 16 under following a round that included six straight birdies from the fifth through 10th holes. Matt Every and Tyler Duncan share second at 12 under, Brooks Koepka is 11 under and Rory Sabbatini is at minus-10.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Steve Stricker matched the course record with an 8-under 64 to take the second-round lead at the Regions Tradition, the first of five PGA Tour Champions majors. Stricker is a 12-time winner on the PGA Tour. He leads David Toms by two strokes at 12 under on Greystone’s Founders Course.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – Kevin Harvick claimed his third pole of the season by winning yesterday’s qualifying at Kansas Speedway. Harvick led a sweep of the top four spots for Stewart-Haas Racing, turning a lap of 179.217 mph in the return of single-car qualifying to Kansas. That was enough to edge teammates Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer and Daniel Suarez, who locked down the rest of the front two rows for tonight’s 400-mile race.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The NCAA men’s basketball rules committee is proposing moving the 3-point line to the international distance and changing the shot-clock resets reset following offensive rebounds. Both rules could take effect next season in Division I. College basketball’s other two divisions would wait until 2020-21 to move the 3-point line because of the cost. The Playing Rules Oversight Panel will vote on the recommendations June 5.

CHICAGO (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers have grabbed a piece of the NL Central lead and extended their season-high winning streak to seven games with a 7-0 shutout of the Cubs. Chicago had won 10 of its last 11 until Ryan Braun hit a solo homer and Gio Gonzalez limited the Cubs to two hits over 5 2/3 innings. Yasmani Grandal and Jesus Aguilar each drove in two runs, and Hernan Perez backed Gonzalez with a couple of nice plays at second base.

Post Season Iowa Boys and Girls Soccer Pairings Announced

Substate Boys Soccer Pairings Announced

The pairings for the boys high school substate soccer tournament has been announced, first round match-ups will take place in all three classes on Monday, May 20th.

In Class 3A: Hempstead, Senior and Western Dubuque are all in Substate 7 and will be involved in a doubleheader at Dalzell Field.  Senior will meet Independence at 5 o’clock with the winner to advance to the semi’s to face top seed Pleasant Valley. Hempstead and Western Dubuque play at 7 o’clock with the winner advancing to meet number two seed Bettendorf.

In Class 2A: Wahlert has a first round bye and will host the winner of the Maquoketa at Clear Creek-Amana first round match.

In Class 1A: In a doubleheader at Dyersville Beckman: Bellevue Marquette Catholic will meet Anamosa to be followed by Beckman against Prince of Peace.


FOR MORE INFO: https://apps.iahsaa.org/secure/brackets.php?sport=sc&year=2019


Regional Girls Soccer Pairings Announced

The pairings for the girls high school regional soccer tournament have been announced. First round matches in Class 3A and 2A will take place on Thursday, May 23rd and on Tuesday, May 28th in Class 1A.

In Class 3A Region 7: Hempstead will meet Senior at the Dubuque Soccer Complex

In Class 2A Region 7: Wahlert will host Maquoketa and in Region 8: Western Dubuque will meet Decorah at Independence.

In Class 1A Region 7: Bellevue Marquette Catholic hosts Anamosa and Dyersville Beckman will host Monticello.

FOR MORE INFO: https://www.ighsau.org/news/2019-regional-soccer-pairings/

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (5/9)



  • (boys) Iowa City West 2, Wahlert 0



  • Galena lost twice to River Ridge/Scales Mound 12-1 and 12-4
  • Iowa Grant 12, Boscobel 4
  • Prairie du Chien 11, Platteville 0
  • Shullsburg/Benton 10, Potosi/Cassville 0



  • Galena 10, Scales Mound 5
  • Cuba City 10, Southwestern 0
  • Riverdale 6, Iowa-Grant 3
  • Platteville 13, Prairie du Chien 1
  • Highland 5, Black Hawk 3
  • Juda/Albany 10, River Ridge 0


  • (girls)CR Xavier 7, Senior 2
  • (girls) Wahlert 8, Western Dubuque 1




  • In the first round at the A-R-C Tourney at Veterans Stadium in Cedar Rapids: Dubuque 6, Central 3 and Luther 11, Loras 1. Dubuque then fell into the consolation bracket losing to top seed Coe 10-3. The Spartans will play Central again today at 4 o’clock after Central eliminated Loras last night 7-3. The second day of the tourney opens at 1 o’clock this afternoon with the top two seed facing off as Coe meets Buena Vista.


  • Fifth-seeded Clarke University will face No. 4 Concordia University (Neb.) Monday morning at 11 in an NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round game in Henderson, Tennessee. The Pride are making its fourth straight Opening Round appearance. The Clarke – Concordia winner will advance to face top-seeded Oklahoma Wesleyan at 7 that night.





  • At the American Rivers Conference Track and Field Championships hosted by Coe College: the University of Dubuque’s Ty Chrisman edged out 22 other competitors yesterday to claim the first 2019 A-R-C Outdoor Track and Field Champion for the Dubuque Spartans in the men’s javelin with a throw 173′-09″ in his fourth throw of the afternoon.

Two game 7s…No KD…Bruins up a game

UNDATED (AP) – Sunday will see a pair of game 7s in the NBA. The Philadelphia 76ers ran past the Toronto Raptors 112-101 Thursday thanks to Jimmy Butler’s 25 points. That tied the series at 3-3. In the West, it was Damien Lillard pacing the Portland Trail Blazers in a 119-108 win over the Denver Nuggets to stave off elimination. That series is also even at 3.

HOUSTON (AP) – Golden State Warriors stalwart Kevin Durant is out of the series as the Houston Rockets try to force a game 7. Game 6 is tonight in Houston. Durant has a strained right calf and will be re-evaluated next week.

BOSTON (AP) – Boston has broken on top in the NHL Eastern Conference Finals. Marcus Johansson and Patrice Bergeron scored power-play goals 28 seconds apart, and Boston scored four times in the third period to rally from a one-goal deficit and beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 in Game 1. Tuukka Rask stopped 29 shots for Boston, which trailed 2-1 before capitalizing on back-to-back power plays.

DALLAS (AP) – Denny McCarthy shot a career-low 8-under 63 for the first-round lead Thursday at the Byron Nelson, where the local spotlight is on Trinity Forest members Jordan Spieth and Tony Romo. McCarthy had 10 birdies over a 12-hole stretch after a double bogey in his morning round. The former Virginia player was a stroke ahead of Tyler Duncan and Tom Hoge. Spieth shot 68 in the afternoon. Romo, the CBS NFL analyst and former Dallas Cowboys quarterback playing as an amateur on a sponsor exemption, had a 76.

UNDATED (AP) – NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants half of all new referees joining the league to be women – and he would like to see teams hire female coaches, too. Silver spoke Thursday at The Economic Club of Washington, D.C., There are now three female officials. There’s never been a female head coach.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (5/9)



Final Cincinnati 3 Oakland 0


Final Cleveland 5 Chi White Sox 0, 5 Innings
Final L-A Angels 13 Detroit 0
Final N-Y Yankees 3 Seattle 1
Final Houston 4 Texas 2


Final Chi Cubs 4 Miami 1
Final Colorado 12 San Francisco 11
Final St. Louis 17 Pittsburgh 4
Final Arizona 3 Atlanta 2, 10 Innings
Final Washington 6 L-A Dodgers 0


Final Philadelphia 112 Toronto 101 (Series tied 3-3)
Final Portland 119 Denver 108 (Series tied 3-3)


Final Boston 5 Carolina 2 (Boston leads series 1-0)

State Track Qualifiers Tonight

Weather conditions don’t look the greatest for this evening’s Iowa girls and boys state track and field qualifying meets being held around Eastern Iowa. Cloudy, Windy and falling temps through the evening won’t make ideal conditions for the athletes in their efforts to reach Des Moines next week.

One of the six Class 4A qualifying sites will be Dalzell Field:  Senior, Hempstead, and Western Dubuque will be among eight schools in the meet.

Wahlert will be one of the eight teams represented at the 3-A qualifying meet hosted by West Delaware in Manchester. Maquoketa is among the eight teams.

Cascade, Bellevue, and Dyersville Beckman will be among the 12 schools at the Class 2-A qualifying meet in Monticello.

In Class 1A: Bellevue Marquette Catholic is at the qualifying meet in Central City and Clayton Ridge will be at Edgewood-Colesburg.

The top two event place finishers in Class 4A, 3A, and 2A meets and the top event finishers in Class 1-A are assured qualification for the state meet next Thursday thru Saturday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

American Rivers Baseball Tournament

The American Rivers Conference Baseball Tournament starts today in Cedar Rapids and both Dubuque and Loras are in action trying to advance in the championship bracket.

The Spartans, seeded  # 4 will meet #5 seed Central at 11 :00 a.m  at Mount Mercy College, at the same time Loras, the #6 seed will be meeting #3 seed Luther at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The winner of the Loras-Luther game will meet #2 seed Buena Vista at 2 :00 p.m .

The winner of the Dubuque-Central contest advances to face top seed Coe at 5:00 p.m.  The losers from the first two games will play in an elimination game at 8:00 p.m.

More info: http://rollrivers.com/news/2019/5/7/2019-american-rivers-conference-baseball-tournament-set-for-may-9-11.aspx

ARC All Conference Softball

ARC All Conference Softball

Dubuque and Loras each had one played land first team honors on the just announced American Rivers Conference all conference squads.

Dubuque junior outfielder Kaylin Featheringill and Duhawk senior third baseman Ashley Lentine were both selected first team.

Dubuque freshman pitcher Abby McBee and Loras sophomore Madison Doubek received second team accolades.

For more info: http://rollrivers.com/news/2019/5/7/american-rivers-conference-2019-american-rivers-all-conference-softball-team-announced.aspx

Rams and Mustangs Advance in District Tennis

Senior finished 2nd at the 2-A District Tennis Meet held indoors yesterday in the Quad Cities. The Rams earned the right to host 3rd place Davenport West on Saturday for a trip to the Substate.

Hempstead had a 3rd place finish at the District Meet played at Clinton’s indoor facility and the Mustangs will travel to Davenport North on Saturday in the next round.  Western Dubuque finished 6th.

In Class 1-A, Wahlert will host a district meet tomorrow after it was postponed yesterday.

Warriors beat Rockets but lose Durant…Bucks advance…Sharks oust Avalanche

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Golden State State Warriors have a three-games-to-two lead in the NBA’s Western Conference semifinals, but they lost Kevin Durant before completing a 104-99 win over the Houston Rockets last night. Durant contributed 22 points before he left the game for good with a right calf injury suffered in the third quarter. Klay Thompson picked up the offensive slack and finished with 27 points, including a huge layup with 4.1 seconds to play.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Giannis Antetokounmpo led a balanced attack as the Milwaukee Bucks ripped the Boston Celtics, 116-91 to advance to the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2001. The All-Star forward had 20 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Bucks, who won four straight after dropping the series opener by 22 points. Khris Middleton was among seven Bucks to score in double-figures, finishing with 19 while grabbing eight boards.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – The San Jose Sharks have reached the NHL’s Western Conference final with a 3-2, Game 7 victory over the Colorado Avalanche. Joe Pavelski scored the opening goal and had an assist in his first game since suffering a head injury during Game 7 of their first-round series against Vegas. Tomas Hertl and Joonas Donskoi  also scored as the Sharks earned a matchup against the St. Louis Blues.

AMSTERDAM (AP) – Tottenham has advanced to the Champions League final by rallying for a 3-2 victory over Ajax to earn a meeting with Premier League rival Liverpool. Spurs trailed 1-0 at halftime and 3-0 on aggregate until Lucas Moura completed a hat trick, the last goal coming in the sixth minute of injury time. Although the two-game semifinal ended in a 3-3 aggregate, Tottenham captured the series based on road goals.

NEW YORK (AP) – An aspiring sports business manager and an amateur basketball coach have been convicted of bribery conspiracy at a trial that showed top college coaches were paid off to steer NBA-bound athletes to favored handlers. Yesterday’s verdict capped a two-week trial of Christian Dawkins and youth basketball coach Merl Code in a case that forced the NCAA to confront corruption affecting basketball players at elite universities. The two were convicted on a single conspiracy count, but acquitted of some other charges.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (5/8)



Final Texas 9 Pittsburgh 6
Final Arizona 3 Tampa Bay 2, 13 Innings
Final Oakland 5 Cincinnati 4, 13 Innings


Final Cleveland 5 Chi White Sox 3
Final Seattle 10 N-Y Yankees 1
Final Boston 2 Baltimore 1, 12 Innings
Final Minnesota 9 Toronto 1
Final Detroit 10 L-A Angels 3
Final Houston 9 Kansas City 0


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


Final Milwaukee 116 Boston 91 (Milwaukee wins series 4-1)
Final Golden State 104 Houston 99 (Golden State leads 3-2)


Final San Jose 3 Colorado 2 (San Jose win series 4-3)

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (5/7)

          HIGH SCHOOL


  • Southwestern 5, Fennimore 4
  • Mineral Point 12, Riverdale 0
  • Belmont 10, Potosi/Cassville 1


  • Galena 11, East Dubuque 1
  • Fennimore 5, Darlington 2
  • Platteville 9, Prairie du Chien 5
  • Richland Center 5, Lancaster 3
  • Highland 6, River Ridge 0


  • (boys) Cedar Rapids Prairie 4, Senior 1
  • (boys) Wahlert 1, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 0
  • (boys) Cedar Rapids, Washington 9, Western Dubuque 0
  • (girls) Cedar Rapids Prairie 3, Senior 1
  • (girls) Cedar Rapids Kennedy 3, Hempstead 1
  • (girls) Dyersville Beckman Catholic 3, Maquoketa 0


  • (girls) Wahlert 9, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 0

Four Pioneers Land All WIAC Softball Honors

Four members of the Wisconsin Platteville softball team received all conference accolades from the WIAC. Pioneer pitcher Ashton Hoeppner and first baseman Rachel Martin both earned first-team recognition.   Honorable mention players for UW-P are pitcher Abby Burns and catcher Rachel Plautz.

For more: https://www.letsgopioneers.com/sports/sball/2018-19/releases/20190507n9wu3x

Heart All Conference Baseball

The Heart of America Athletic Conference announced the baseball all- conference team selections yesterday. Clarke had two first team selections, both Dubuque Senior grads: junior pitcher Jakob Kirman and junior pitcher/outfielder Tucker Mai. Landing second team accolades is junior catcher Austin Mettica. Four Pride players are Honorable Mention selections: John Collins, Kevin Hunley, Xen Penny and Daniel Rodriguez.

Clarke is now preparing for the NAIA Tournament Opening Round next week. The pairings will be announced tomorrow.

For more: http://www.heartofamericaconference.com/awards/0/8.php?skipMobile=1

Reds can’t touch Fiers…Raptors, Nuggets up 3-2…Blues advance…Hamlin better

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Oakland pitcher Mike Fiers  has become the 35th pitcher in major league history to throw at least two no-hitters, tossing the latest in last night’s 2-0 shutout of the Reds. Fiers entered the night 2-3 with a hefty 6.81 ERA before receiving help from Jurickson Profar’s defensive gem two RBIs. Fiers completed the no-no by striking out Eugenio Suarez with his 131st pitch.

UNDATED (AP) – The Toronto Raptors and Denver Nuggets have taken three-games-to-two leads in the NBA’s conference semifinals by winning last night. Pascal Siakam scored a game-high 25 points and Kawhi Leonard added 21 with 13 rebounds in the Raptors’ 125-89 romp over the Philadelphia 76ers. Nikola Jokic dropped in 25 points and tied a team playoff high with 19 rebounds in the Nuggets’ 124-98 blowout of the Trail Blazers.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis Blues needed double-overtime to win Game 7 of their NHL second-round series and advance to the Western Conference final. Pat Maroon delivered his second game-winning goal of the series by beating Ben Bishop 5:50 into double-OT to complete the Blues’ 2-1 win over the Stars. Jordan Binnington stopped 29 for St. Louis, which awaits the winner of tonight’s Game 7 between the San Jose Sharks and visiting Colorado Avalanche.

DOVER, Del. (AP) – Denny Hamlin said he felt fine yesterday after suffering from nausea and double vision from carbon monoxide that seeped into his Toyota at the end of Monday’s NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway. Hamlin felt ill after the race and was attended to by medical staff on pit road after he finished 21st. Hamlin was treated and released from the NASCAR medical care center. Debris struck Hamlin’s No. 11 Toyota during the race that knocked out the right rear crush panel and allowed fumes into the car.

UNDATED (AP) – Assistant trainer Riley Mott has confirmed to The Associated Press that Kentucky Derby winner Country House will not run in the May 18 Preakness. Trainer Bill Mott told The Daily Racing Form that the Derby longshot developed a cough and was “acting like he’s going to get sick.” Country House went off at 65-1 in the Run for the Roses and was credited with the victory following the disqualification of race winner Maximum Security.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (5/7)



Final Pittsburgh 5 Texas 4
Final Tampa Bay 6 Arizona 3
Final Oakland 2 Cincinnati 0


Final Chi White Sox 2 Cleveland 0
Final N-Y Yankees 5 Seattle 4
Final Boston 8 Baltimore 5
Final Minnesota 3 Toronto 0
Final L-A Angels 5 Detroit 2
Final Kansas City 12 Houston 2


Final Milwaukee 6 Washington 0
Final Philadelphia 11 St. Louis 1
Final Chi Cubs 5 Miami 2
Final San Francisco 14 Colorado 4
Final N-Y Mets 7 San Diego 6
Final L-A Dodgers 9 Atlanta 0


Final Toronto 125 Philadelphia 89 (Toronto leads 3-2)
Final Denver 124 Portland 98 (Denver leads 3-2)


Final SO St. Louis 2 Dallas 1 (St. Louis win series 4-3)

Area Scoreboard from Monday (5/6)



  • East Dubuque 7, Lena-Winslow 5
  • West Carroll 11, Galena 1
  • Highland 6, Riverdale 5
  • Belmont 11, River Ridge 1
  • Southwestern 11, Potosi/Cassville 6


  • Cuba City 14, Riverdale 4
  • River Valley 5, Platteville 3
  • Potosi 12, Benton/Shullsburg 6
  • Belmont 3, River Ridge 1


  • At the MVC Valley Divisional Meet at the Meadows yesterday, the Wahlert Golden Eagles shot a 338 and cruised to victory during the second round with Anna Jensen carding an even par 72 for medalist honors. Hempstead shot a 383 for fourth place led by Morgan Hawkins 83. The third and final round is next Monday at Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City.
  • At the MVC Mississippi Divisional at St. Andrews in Cedar Rapids: Abby Marting had a 78 finishing as co-medalist and leading Senior to second place with a 354. Hannah Fangmann fired an 83 to lead Western Dubuque to fifth place with a 362. Cedar Falls won with a 336.


  • (girls) Bellevue Marquette Catholic 2 – Galena 1
  • (girls) Clinton 2, Maquoketa 1


  • (boys) Western Dubuque 5, Senior 4
  • (boys) Wahlert 7, C.R. Jefferson 2. Golden Eagles finish10-4 in the regular season.
  • (girls) Senior 5, Western Dubuque 4





  • At the Heart of America Conference tournament in Ozark, Missouri: The Clarke Pride once again qualified for the NAIA national tournament, but this year they will go in as the conference runner up. Yesterday the Pride defeated Mt. Mercy 4-3 in 12 innings and then lost to Baker University 16-3. Clarke will be making its fourth straight appearance in the NAIA Tourney Opening Round which will be May 13-16.

Fighting Saints USHL Draft

The Dubuque Fighting Saints wrapped up Phase I of the USHL draft on Monday night. Phase I of the draft is used to select younger players, in this case 2003 birth years. The Saints drafted six forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender. Dubuque’s top draft pick was forward Kenny Connors the fifth pick in the first round.  In the second round the Fighting Saints chose goalie Hobie Hedquist with the 20th overall choice.

The Saints will continue their preparation for next season with the Phase Two draft this morning.

Read more about the Saints draft: https://www.dubuquefightingsaints.com/news_article/show/1018916

Bucks, Rockets win…B’s advance, Avs stay alive…MLB punishes Gausman…Bosox shelve Price

UNDATED (AP) – Milwaukee has a 3-1 lead in the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinals, while the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors are tied at two games apiece in the West. Giannis Antetokounmpo  scored 17 of his 39 points in the fourth quarter and finished with 16 rebounds to lead the Bucks to a 113-101 win over the Celtics in Boston. James Harden scored 38 points and the Rockets hit 17 3-pointers in a 112-108 victory against the Warriors.

UNDATED (AP) – The Boston Bruins were able to close out their NHL second-round series with Columbus, but the Colorado Avalanche have forced a Game 7 in their series with the San Jose Sharks. Tuukka  Rask stopped 39 shots and David Krejci had a goal and an assist in the Bruins’ 3-0 shutout of the Blue Jackets. The Avalanche blew three leads before knocking off the Sharks, 4-3 on Gabriel Landeskog’s  goal 2:32 into overtime.

NEW YORK (AP) – Atlanta Braves pitcher Kevin Gausman has appealed the five-game suspension he received Monday for throwing a fastball behind Miami pitcher Jose Urena last week. Gausman was ejected last Friday after his first pitch to Urena sailed behind his knees. It was Urena’s first game against the Braves since being suspended for six games for intentionally hitting Atlanta’s Ronald Acuna Jr. last August, triggering a bench-clearing confrontation.

BALTIMORE (AP) – The Red Sox have placed left-hander David Price on the 10-day injured list because of tendinitis in his pitching elbow. The 33-year-old Price is 1-2 with a 3.75 ERA in six starts and has allowed three runs or fewer in his last four appearances. The Red Sox selected the contract of 28-year-old right-hander Ryan Weber from Triple-A Pawtucket.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has denied the appeal of Maximum Security’s disqualification as Kentucky Derby winner for interference, saying the stewards’ decision is not subject to appeal. Racing stewards disqualified Maximum Security to 17th place on Saturday and elevated Country House to first after an objection filed by two jockeys. Owner Gary West has confirmed to The Associated Press that Maximum Security won’t run in the upcoming Preakness, saying there’s no need without a chance to compete for the Triple Crown.

National Scoreboard from Monday (5/6)



Final Tampa Bay 12 Arizona 1


Final Chi White Sox 9 Cleveland 1
Final N-Y Yankees 7 Seattle 3
Final Baltimore 4 Boston 1
Final Minnesota 8 Toronto 0
Final Houston 6 Kansas City 4


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


Final Milwaukee 113 Boston 101 (Milwaukee leads 3-1)
Final Houston 112 Golden State 108 (Series tied 2-2)


Final Boston 3 Columbus 0 (Boston win series )
Final OT Colorado 4 San Jose 3 (Series tied 3-3)

Draft Day for Dubuque Fighting Saints

Today is draft day for all USHL teams including the Dubuque Fighting Saints. The Saints have the number 5 selection in the first round of the ten round Phase One Draft tonight, which begins at 6 o’clock. Phase One includes Futures” age players only, which are U-17 players for next year’s season.

Phase II of the Draft will take place tomorrow morning . This draft is open to players of all ages eligible to play junior hockey and are not currently protected by another USHL team.

You can follow the draft at this link: https://ushl1.rinknetcloud.com/

Area Scoreboard from Sunday (5/5)




  • The Clarke University baseball team has been knocked into the consolation bracket of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament yesterday in Ozark, Missouri. The Pride lost to Baker 4-2 and will now meet Mount Mercy at 10 o’clock this morning in hopes of remaining alive in the tourney. The winner will have to defeat Baker twice in order to claim the tournament title.


  • On Thursday, both Dubuque and Loras will play in the American Rivers Conference tourney in Cedar Rapids. Dubuque the #4 seed will meet #5 seed Central at 11:00 at Daniels Park; at the same time Loras the #6 seed will face #3 seed Luther at Veterans Stadium.


  • (men) Dubuque finished 4th and Loras 7th after the final round of the American Rivers Tournament in Lincoln, Nebraska. Dubuque totaled a +78 (938) over the three rounds. Loras totaled a +113 (973). Nebraska Wesleyan laid claim to the team title with a +57 (917). Two Dubuque golfers finished with all-conference honors by placing in the top 10. Brady Ellis finished 6th place at +15 (230) and fellow Spartan Garvin Paper placed 10th at +18 (233). The top Loras golfer was Jake Grabner who finished in a tie for 19th place with +26 (241)

Dubuque Co. American Legion State Champs

The Dubuque County American Legion baseball team has defended their state championship. Dubuque County defeated Woodbury County 13-3. Dubuque County now will play in the Central Plains Regional tournament in August with their sights set on a return trip to the American Legion World Series.

Last year, Dubuque County reached the World Series for the first time and  became the first Iowa team to qualify since 1986 and the first Iowa team to win a game at the World Series since 1976.

Raptors, Nuggets get even…Blues extend series…Homa wins Wells Fargo title

UNDATED (AP) – The Toronto Raptors and Portland Trail Blazers have evened their respective NBA conference semifinal series at two games apiece by winning yesterday. Kawhi  Leonard poured in 39 points and the Raptors held Joel Embiid  to 11 points and seven rebounds in a 101-96 victory at Philadelphia. Jamal Murray had a game-high 34 points and Nikola Jokic  had a triple-double of 21 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists as the Nuggets held off the Trail Blazers, 116-112 in Portland.

DALLAS (AP) – The St. Louis Blues knocked off the Dallas Stars, 4-1 yesterday to force a seventh game in the NHL second-round series. David Perron  scored the game-winner in the second period, and the Blues broke it open when Jaden Schwartz and Sammy Blais tallied 33 seconds apart in the third. Rookie Jordan Binnington stopped 22 shots for the Blues, who will host Game 7 on Tuesday.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Max Homa closed with a 4-under 67 to capture the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow. Homa began the back nine with two birdies to build a four-shot lead before finishing three ahead of Joel Dahmen. The victory gets Homa into the PGA Championship in two weeks at Bethpage Black and the Masters next April.

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) – Scott McCarron won the Insperity Invitational yesterday for his 10th PGA Tour Champions victory and second in three weeks. The 53-year-old McCarron held off Scott Parel by two strokes, closing with a 5-under 67 to finish at 17-under 199. He matched Fred Couples for the best score since the event moved to The Woodlands Country Club in 2008.

DOVER, Del. (AP) – The NASCAR Cup race at Dover International Speedway has been rescheduled for this today after rain caused a one-day postponement. Chase Elliott is the pole-sitter for the race after winning last week at Talladega, won the pole and will lead the field to green at 12:01 p.m. Dover hasn’t held a Monday race since 2007.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (5/5)



Final Pittsburgh 5 Oakland 3, 13 Innings


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


Final Atlanta 3 Miami 1, 10 Innings
Final Philadelphia 7 Washington 1
Final Milwaukee 3 N-Y Mets 2
Final Colorado 8 Arizona 7
Final San Diego 8 L-A Dodgers 5
Final San Francisco 6 Cincinnati 5
Final Chi Cubs 13 St. Louis 5


Final Toronto 101 Philadelphia 96 (Series tied 2-2)
Final Denver 116 Portland 112 (Series tied 2-2)


Final St. Louis 4 Dallas 1 (Series tied 3-3)

National Scorecard


Interleague play

Pittsburgh      6    Oakland      4

American League

Minnesota          7    N-Y  Yankees          3

Cleveland          5    Seattle                  4

Kansas  City    15    Detroit                  3

Baltimore          3    Tampa  Bay              0

Houston            14    L-A  Angels            2

Boston              15    Chi  White  Sox      2

Texas                  8    Toronto                  5

National League

Chi  Cubs            6    St.  Louis              5

Atlanta              9    Miami                      2

Washington      10    Philadelphia        8

Milwaukee          4    N-Y  Mets                3,  18  Innings

Cincinnati        9    San  Francisco      2

Arizona              9    Colorado                2

L-A  Dodgers      7    San  Diego              6


OT    Houston    126    Golden  State    121


Boston          4    Columbus      3

San  Jose      2    Colorado      1

Local Sports

Boys High School  Tennis

CR Xavier 8,  Senior 1

College Baseball

Wartburg 14, Loras, 9

Loras 7, Wartburg 6

Area Sports Scores

Boys HS Soccer

Cedar Rapids Washington 6, Dubuque, Senior 0

Cedar Rapids Prairie 6, Epworth, Western Dubuque 0

Cedar Rapids Jefferson 6, Hempstead 0

Cedar Rapids Kennedy 2, Wahlert 0

Girls HS Soccer

Dubuque Senior 1, Cedar Rapids Washington 0

Prairie 5, Western Dubuque 0

College Baseball

Buena Vista-3 UD-2

Loras 6, Wartburg 5

UWP-11 UW Oshkosh 0

College Softball

UW Eau Claire-8, UWP-3

UW LaCrosse-5, UWP-1

UD-7, Luther-5

College Mens Tennis

At the American Rivers Conference Tournament hosted by Coe,

#5 Seed Loras -4 fell  to #4 Seed Wartburg-5, who will meet the top seed today at Coe.

UW Platteville is hosting the WIAC Championship today at Pioneer Stadium for Track and Field where Sophomore Katie Schilling ran a personal best in the 400m hurdles preliminaries, cruising into the first seed and (at 1:02.66. Schilling’s time) establishing a new school record for the women Pioneers and ranks her in the top 12 nationally in NCAA Division III.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (5/2)



  • East Dubuque 3, Galena 1
  • Shullsburg/Benton 10 Cuba City 0
  • Belmont 7, Southwestern 6


  • Platteville 17, Richland Center 0
  • Mineral Point 13, Riverdale 6
  • Cuba City 11, Boscobel 0
  • River Ridge 7, Barneveld 3


  • (girls) Dyersville Beckman Catholic 2, Independence 1
  • (girls) Maquoketa 2, South Tama 0


  • (boys) Western Dubuque won the team championship last night at the MVC Mississippi Divisional at Cedar Falls. The Bobcats totaled 165. Senior finished 7th with 45. Coach of the year Tom Jasper and Athlete of the meet Zack Butcher.
  • (boys) Hempstead was 4th with 91, Wahlert 5th with with 89 at the MVC Valley Divisional last night at C.R. Prairie. Kennedy with 139 was the winner.
  • (girls) Wahlert was 2nd with 115 and Hempstead placed 6th with 82 in the team race at the MVC Valley Divisional girls meet at the Rock Bowl. Linn-Mar won the team title with 165.
  • (girls) Senior was 4th with 85.50 and Western Dubuque 5th with 71.50 at the MVC Mississippi Divisional at Iowa City High. Cedar Falls won the title with 193.50.
  • (girls) Galena/River Ridge/East Dubuque won the NUIC Meet last night with 153, in front of Milledgeville/Eastland with 124.


  • (girls) Hempstead Won a Golf triangular at Cedar Rapids Prairie with a team score of 168 winning by 4 strokes. Morgan Hawkins medalists with a 38.


  • (boys) Wahlert 8, Senior 1




  • At the Heart of American Conference Tournament in Ozark, MO, #3 seed Clarke defeated #6 seed Peru State 6-1. The Pride will meet #2 seed Central Methodist this evening at 8:30 pm


  • American Rivers Conference Tournament opens up today in Pella. Dubuque the #5 seed will meet #4 seed Luther at 2:00 pm.


  • American Rivers Conference Men’s Tennis Tournament hosted by Coe starts today. Loras #5 seed will meet #4 seed Wartburg in Iowa City with the winner to meet the top seed Coe tomorrow.

Regional MLB Recaps from Thursday (5/2)

Rockies Pound Brewers Again

– Homers by Nolan Arenado, David Dahl and Raimel Tapia powered the Rockies past the Brewers, 11-6. Arenado had three hits, including his ninth home run this season. Dahl finished a triple short of the cycle for the Rockies, who outscored the Brewers 22-10 in the final two games of the series.


Strasburg and Nats Cool Off Cardinals

– Steven Strasburg cooled off the St. Louis Cardinals while becoming the fastest pitcher to 1,500 strikeouts.  Strasburg fanned nine while allowing a run and six hits over 6 2/3 innings to pitch the Washington Nationals past the Redbirds, 2-1. Washington’s runs came in the fourth inning on an error and a double-play grounder.  Sean Doolittle struck out pinch hitter Paul Goldschmidt with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth inning and finished the game for his fourth save, ending the Cardinals’ five-game winning streak.


Another White Sox Walk Off

– The White Sox notched their second straight walk-off win as Nicky Delmonico hit a three-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give them a 6-4 victory over the Red Sox. James McCann homered and had two hits in Chicago’s fifth win in six games. Andrew Benintendi homered and Rafael Devers drove in two runs as Boston had its three-game winning streak snapped.


Twins Stay Hot   

– Jose Berrios won his fourth straight start by limiting the Astros to a pair of runs and seven hits over seven innings of the Twins’ 8-2 victory. Jason Castro homered off former battery mate Brad Peacock and drove in four runs to help the AL Central leaders improve to a league-best 19-10. The game was tied 1-1 until Minnesota scored six times in the fourth to chase Peacock.

Isaiah Moss to Transfer

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa redshirt junior Isaiah Moss has submitted his name in the NCAA transfer portal with the intention of departing the Hawkeye basketball program. Moss started all 35 games last season, averaging 9.2 points.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (5/2)



Final Minnesota 8 Houston 2
Final Tampa Bay 3 Kansas City 1
Final Chi White Sox 6 Boston 4
Final L-A Angels 6 Toronto 2


Final N-Y Mets 1 Cincinnati 0
Final San Diego 11 Atlanta 2
Final Colorado 11 Milwaukee 6
Final Washington 2 St. Louis 1


Final Philadelphia 116 Toronto 95 (Philly leads 2-1)


Final Boston 4 Columbus 1 (Series tied 2-2)
Final Colorado 3 San Jose 0 (Series tied 2-2)

76ers hammer Raptors…Harden eyes Game 3…B’s, Avs knot series…Cubs get Russell ready

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia 76ers have a two-games-to-one lead in the NBA’s Eastern Conference after Joel Embiid  scored 33 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a 116-95 win over the Toronto Raptors. Embiid went 9 of 18 from the floor and made 12 of 13 free throws after averaging only 14 points and 28% shooting from the floor in the first two games. Kawhi  Leonard scored 33 points for the Raptors, and Pascal Siakam had 20.

UNDATED (AP) – Houston Rockets guard James Harden will play in Game 3 of the NBA’s Western Conference semifinal series against Golden State on Saturday despite injuries to both eyes. It was clear that last year’s MVP was still struggling as he squinted under the light while answering questions about it. The injury occurred when he was hit by Draymond Green during the first quarter Game 2, but he finished the Rockets’ 104-100 loss to the Warriors.

UNDATED (AP) – The Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche won last night to even their NHL second-round series at two games apiece. Patrice Bergeron  scored two power-play goals and Tuukka Rask stopped 39 shots as the Bruins dumped Columbus, 4-1. Nathan MacKinnon ran his point streak to eight games by scoring the game-winning goal in the second period of the Avs’ 3-0 shutout of San Jose.

UNDATED (AP) – The Chicago Cubs have optioned shortstop Addison Russell to Triple-A Iowa after he completed his 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Russell was eligible to rejoin the Cubs on Friday, but manager Joe Maddon said Tuesday the team wanted to give him more time at Triple-A to get ready. Russell was suspended last fall after a series of allegations made by his ex-wife.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Rory McIlroy fired a 5-under 66 that gave him a share of the lead with Joel Dahmen after the opening round of the PGA’s the Wells Fargo Championship. McIlroy twice made birdie when he was out of position off the tee and ran off three straight birdies on the back nine for his lowest start in his 10 appearances at Quail Hollow. Dahmen holed a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to finish a bogey-free round.

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (5/1)

          HIGH SCHOOL


  • (girls) Senior’s Abby Marting is the medalist leader following the first round of the County Meet held yesterday at the Golf and Country Club. Marting fired a 74 and had a three stroke lead over Anna Nacos of Wahlert. The Golden Eagles hold the first round lead after shooting 331, Senior was next with 354, Hempstead third with 368 and Western Dubuque fourth with 395. The final round is May 15th at the Meadows.


  • (boys) Wahlert defeated Hempstead 5-4.
  • (girls) Hempstead 8, Senior 1



  • The Clarke Pride will play their first game of the Heart of America Conference tournament in Ozark, Missouri today. Clarke the number three seed will meet Peru State at 5 o’clock


  • The Clarke University men’s golf team finished seventh at the Heart Championships in Sunrise Beach, Mo. Kade Salemi led Clarke, tying for 14th individually with an 82-72-78—232.

Rea Propels Iowa Cubs to Win

Cascade native Colin Rea led the Iowa Cubs to a victory yesterday from the mound and at the plate. Rea gave up just one hit and walked two, while helping his cause with his first career home run in the fourth inning of a 6-1 win over San Antonio in the first game of the twin bill which led to a doubleheader sweep at Principal Park.  Rea is now 3-0 in five starts with a 3.25 ERA in 27.2 innings. The righty has struck out 20 and walked 9.

Iowa Native Niemann New Hawkeye Assistant

Iowa Football Coach Kirk Ferentz has found a replacement for long time assistant Reece Morgan who retired following the 2018 season.

Former Northern Illinois and Rutgers defensive coordinator Jay Niemann will become newest Iowa’s assistant coach.

Niemann is an Iowa native and also spent time eight years coaching on Drake’s staff, five years with Northern Iowa  from 1997 to 2001and six more as the head coach at Simpson College  from 2002 to 2007.

Regional MLB Recaps From Wednesday (5/1)


Cubs Stay Hot

– The Cubs won for the 13th time in 17 games as Jon Lester combined with two relievers on a one-hitter in an 11-0 thrashing of the Mariners. Lester struck out eight and allowed only Ryon Healy’s single over seven innings. Javier Baez hit a solo homer and an RBI double while Chicago put together a six-run second.


Rockies Rough Up Brewers

– The Rockies coasted to an 11-4 romp over the Brewers as Nolan Arenado homered twice and drove in four runs. Trevor Story also connected and Colorado stopped a three-game skid with their highest-scoring output of the season. Tony Wolters added two RBIs on a tiebreaking single in the sixth inning and a sacrifice fly in the eighth.


Cardinals Win Third Straight Against Nationals

– Miles Mikolas  outpitched Max Scherzer and Marcell Ozuna had three hits as the Cardinals dumped the Nationals, 5-1. Jose Martinez drove in two runs in helping St. Louis win for the 10th time in 11 games. Washington has lost the first three games of the series and six of its last seven overall to fall to 12-17.


White Sox Earn Split

– The White Sox salvaged a split of their double header by downing the O’s, 7-6 on Yonder Alonso’s two-run single with two out in the ninth inning. With two down and runners on second and third, Jose Abreu was walked intentionally to get to Alonso, who lined a game-ending single into left field. Baltimore won the first game of the twinbill 5-4.


Twins Top Astros

– Martin Perez had his longest outing in two seasons, allowing four hits over eight scoreless innings of the Twins’ 6-2 victory against the Astros. Perez sailed after putting the first two runners on base in the opening inning. Jonathan Schoop  crushed a towering two-run homer and Nelson Cruz Jr. drove in a pair for Minnesota.

Blazers, Nuggets all even…Wolves hire a new exec…Stars, Canes win…Derby favorite scratched

DENVER (AP) – The Portland Trail Blazers have tied their NBA Western Conference semifinal series at a game apiece by carrying a 14-point lead into the fourth quarter before holding off the Nuggets, 97-90 in Denver. CJ McCollum scored 20 points and picked up the offensive slack for backcourt mate Damian Lillard, who added 14 points but was just 5 of 17 from the floor and 1 of 7 from 3-point range. Nikola Jokic  had 16 points and 14 boards but got off to a slow start and wasn’t nearly the take-control force he was in Game 1, when he scored 37 points.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A person with knowledge of the process tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves have decided to hire current Houston Rockets executive Gersson Rosas as president of basketball operations. Rosas has been a finalist for the top job with several other NBA teams and had a three-month stint as general manager of the Dallas Mavericks in 2013 before returning to the Rockets. He replaces Tom Thibodeau, who was fired at midseason from his dual role as president and coach.

UNDATED (AP) – The Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues are tied at two games apiece in their NHL second-round series, while the Hurricanes own a 3-0 lead over the New York Islanders. Ben Bishop made 27 saves and Jason Spezza  scored a power-play goal late in the first period to put the Stars ahead to stay in a 4-2 victory over the Blues. Teuvo Teravainen  scored twice and Justin Williams broke a 2-2 tie midway through the third period of the Hurricanes’ 5-2 victory against the Islanders.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach has been scratched from Saturday’s race because of a breathing problem. The colt from Southern California was made the 4-1 early favorite for Saturday’s 145th Derby. Omaha Beach galloped Wednesday morning without any problem and trainer Richard Mandella said everything was fine, but that changed by late afternoon when Rogers said Omaha Beach has an entrapped epiglottis.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) – The Chicago Bears have exercised their fifth-year option on linebacker Leonard Floyd, locking him up through the 2020 season. The move was expected after Floyd played in all 16 regular-season games last season and recorded four sacks and had a 19-yard interception return for a touchdown in Week 9 at Buffalo.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (5/1)



Final Pittsburgh 7 Texas 5
Final Arizona 3 N-Y Yankees 2
Final Chi Cubs 11 Seattle 0
Final Philadelphia 7 Detroit 3
Final Miami 4 Cleveland 2


Final Boston 7 Oakland 3
Final Kansas City 3 Tampa Bay 2
Final Baltimore 5 Chi White Sox 4
Final Kansas City 8 Tampa Bay 2
Final Minnesota 6 Houston 2
Final Chi White Sox 7 Baltimore 6
Final L-A Angels 6 Toronto 3


Final St. Louis 5 Washington 1
Final Cincinnati 1 N-Y Mets 0
Final Atlanta 5 San Diego 1
Final Colorado 11 Milwaukee 4
Final San Francisco 2 L-A Dodgers 1


Final Portland 97 Denver 90 (series tied 1-1)


Final Carolina 5 N-Y Islanders 2 (Carolina leads 3-0)
Final Dallas 4 St. Louis 2 (Series tied 2-2)

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (4/30)


          HIGH SCHOOL


  • Mineral Point 11, Boscobel 2

Dubuque County American Legion Team to State

The Dubuque County American Legion baseball team has earned the right to defend their state championship from last season without playing one inning. Due to the weather forcing the postponement of games over the last several days, the other teams in region three Cedar Rapids Kennedy and Linn-Mar opted out of the tournament meaning Dubuque will play this weekend in the six team state tournament in Sioux City.



  • Cuba City 10, Riverdale 4
  • Potosi 19, River Ridge 1


  • (girls) Iowa City West 3, Wahlert 1
  • (girls) Iowa City, City High 5, Western Dubuque 1




  • Dubuque 6, U-W Platteville 5 (game 2 cancelled) UD now 23-10-1 UWP is 16-18


  • Loras 8, Dubuque 1


  • The Heart of America tournament in Sunrise Beach, Missouri was suspended by weather yesterday and will resume today. Clarke currently sits sixth in the nine-team tournament after one round.

Noland ARC Athlete of the Week

Loras College junior Gabby Noland has been named this week’s American Rivers Conference Female Athlete of the Week. Noland competed at the Drake Relays last week, taking fourth in the 200m against an all Division I field with a time of 23.94. Her 200m time broke the Loras school record and currently leads Division III. After this weekend’s efforts Noland is ranked No. 1 in three events: 100m, 200m and the relay team is currently ranked No. 1 in Division III in the 4×400 which she anchors.

Two University of Dubuque athletes were also honored.

  • Blaze Murfin was named the Male Field Athlete of the Week. At the Drake Relays against Division One competition, Murfin finished 11th in the shot, eighth in the discus and 12th in the hammer.
  • . Kelsey Betthauser was named the Female Field Athlete of the Week. In the discus at the Grand View Vikings Classic she threw a school record throw which is now the top mark in NCAA Division III this season.

Warriors, Bucks win…Jackets, Sharks up 2-1…Nats shelve Rendon…Derby line favors Omaha Beach

UNDATED (AP) – The Golden State Warriors have taken a 2-0 lead in the NBA’s Western Conference semifinals, while the Milwaukee Bucks have evened their series at two games apiece. Kevin Durant poured in 29 points and Klay Thompson scored 21 in the Warriors’ 115-109 win over the Houston Rockets. Khris Middleton nailed seven of the Bucks’ 20 3-pointers and finished with 28 points in a 123-102 rout of the Boston Celtics.

UNDATED (AP) – The Columbus Blue Jackets and San Jose Sharks have two-games-to-one leads in their NHL second-round series after winning last night. Sergei Bobrovsky made 15 of his 36 saves in the third period to close out the Jackets’ 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins. Logan Couture completed his hat trick by scoring the tiebreaking and empty-net goals in the last 7:10 of the Sharks’ 4-2 win at Colorado.

UNDATED (AP) – Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon (rehn-DOHN’) is finally heading to the injured list with a bruised left elbow after sitting out seven of the team’s last eight games. Rendon was hit by a pitch on his elbow during an April 20 game against Miami, ending a 17-game hitting streak. Rendon is batting .356 with six home runs and 18 RBIs in 20 games this season.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Omaha Beach is the 4-1 early favorite for the Kentucky Derby after drawing the No. 12 post position in the 20-horse field at Churchill Downs this weekend. Bob Baffert-trained Game Winner is the 5-1 second choice from the No. 16 post starting inside stablemate Roadster, the 6-1 co-third choice with Improbable, at the No. 5 hole. Baffert is going for his sixth Kentucky Derby win and second straight.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – USA Gymnastics has removed Edward Nyman’s appointment as the first full-time director of sports medicine and science, barely 24 hours after naming him to the position. USA Gymnastics sited an unspecified conflict of interest as the reason for re-opening the job. Nyman was a competitive gymnast from 1987-93 and spent time as a coach before getting a doctorate in biomechanics at the University of Toledo.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (4/30)



Final    Detroit            3    Philadelphia      1

Final    Cleveland        7    Miami                    4

Final    Pittsburgh      6    Texas                    4,  11  Innings

Final    Arizona            3    N-Y  Yankees        1

Final    Chi  Cubs          6    Seattle                5

                 AMERICAN  LEAGUE  

Final    Boston              5    Oakland          1

Final    Houston          11    Minnesota      0

Final    L-A  Angels      4    Toronto          3

Baltimore    at    Chi  White  Sox ,  postponed

Tampa  Bay    at    Kansas  City,  postponed

                  NATIONAL  LEAGUE

Final    St.  Louis          3    Washington            2

Final    N-Y  Mets            4    Cincinnati            3,  10  Innings

Final    San  Diego          4    Atlanta                  3

Final    Milwaukee          4    Colorado                3

Final    L-A  Dodgers    10    San  Francisco      3




Final    Milwaukee          123    Boston      102 (Series tied 1-1)

Final    Golden  State    115    Houston    109 (Golden State leads 2-0)


Final    Columbus      2    Boston          1 (Columbus leads 2-1)

Final    San  Jose      4    Colorado      2 (Series tied 1-1)

Area Scoreboard from Monday (4/29)



  • Shullsburg/Benton 21, River Ridge 0
  • Cuba City 5, Lancaster 3


  • Mineral Point 9, Cuba City 6
  • Fennimore 8, Riverdale 6
  • River Ridge 11, Benton/Shullsburg 1
  • Boscobel 9, Cuba City 6


  • (boys)C.R. Xavier 2, Senior 1 (2OT, 3-1PKs)
  • (boys) Bellevue Marquette Catholic 5, Anamosa 2
  • (girls) Bellevue Marquette Catholic 4, Anamosa 2


(girls) Wahlert won the Mississippi Valley Conference Super Meet title yesterday at the Meadows. The Golden Eagles totaled a 337. Abby Marting of Senior was the medalist turning in a 4 over 76. Mary Edward of Wahlert led their championship effort with a 79 with three Golden Eagles in the top 5. Senior totaled a 355 to finish 3rd while Hempstead shot 387 to finish 7th led by Kaydiane Shadel with 93 and Western Dubuque was 8th with 400, led by Hannah Fangman with a 95.


  • (boys) Hempstead 5, Senior 4




  • (men) Clarke is in 6th place after day one of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament in Sunrise Beach, MO. The Pride totaled a 321, led by Andrew Gates firing at 78. Mount Mercy leads shooting 305

Nuggets beat Portland … 2 homers for Aguilar … Blues edge Stars

DENVER (AP) – Nikola Jokic scored 37 points and the Denver Nuggets withstood Damian Lillard’s 39-point effort and Enes Kanter’s strong return to Portland’s lineup in a 121-113 win over the well-rested Trail Blazers in the opener of their second-round playoff series. Lillard, who struck for 50 points, missed 8 of 12 3-point attempts and Gary Harris blocked his 3 from behind in the closing minute to keep the Trail Blazers from closing in. Jamal Murray added 23 points for Denver.

TORONTO (AP) – Despite being down by 19 in the first half, the Toronto Raptors almost came back in a 94-89 loss at home against the Philadelphia 76ers. Jimmy Butler had 30 points and 11 rebounds to help the Sixers hold on for the win and tie the series at a game each. Game 3 is Thursday night in Philadelphia.

DALLAS (AP) – Pat Maroon flicked a puck over goalie Ben Bishop with 1:38 left in a wild third period, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Dallas Stars 4-3. The Blues took a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series and are still undefeated on the road this postseason. Maroon’s second goal of the playoffs came after he gathered a loose puck to the left of Bishop and scored. Game 4 is Wednesday night in Dallas, before the series shifts back to St. Louis.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Struggling slugger Jesus Aguilar hit his first two homers of the season and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 5-1 with NL MVP Christian Yelich sidelined by lower back soreness. Zach Davies allowed an unearned run in 5 1/3 innings, and Milwaukee opened a 10-game homestand with a breakout game from its beefy first baseman. Aguilar entered hitting .123 after accruing 35 homers and 108 RBIs last season.

NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL and Twitter have announced a multiyear extension, including six new live shows for the league’s 100th season. The six shows will be focused on some of the league’s highest-profile events, including the NFL Kickoff, Thanksgiving games, conference championship games, Super Bowl, combine and draft.

National Scoreboard from Monday (4/29)



Final Boston 9 Oakland 4
Final Minnesota 1 Houston 0
Final Chi White Sox 5 Baltimore 3
Final Tampa Bay 8 Kansas City 5


Final St. Louis 6 Washington 3
Final Cincinnati 5 N-Y Mets 4
Final Atlanta 3 San Diego 1
Final Milwaukee 5 Colorado 1
Final San Francisco 3 L-A Dodgers 2


Final Philadelphia 94 Toronto 89 (Series tied 1-1)
Final Denver 121 Portland 113 (Denver leads 1-0)


Final St. Louis 4 Dallas 3 (St. Louis leads 2-1)

Area Scoreboard from Sunday (4/28)



  • Loras lost twice to #16 Coe 3-0 and 8-3.
  • UW Platteville 16, Finlandia 3


  • Dubuque finished their regular season with a sweep of Nebraska Wesleyan 2-1 and 8-4 in games played at Norwalk High School due to unplayable field conditions in Dubuque. U-D finished 25-12 and 8-8 in A-R-C play qualifying for the post season tournament. UD is the number 5 seed and will play #4 seed Luther on Friday in Pella in the opening round.
  • U-W Platteville split a doubleheader at U-W Lacrosse losing 5-4 then winning 5-2.


  • The University of Dubuque women’s golf team claimed the American Rivers Conference Spring Preview yesterday at the Ames Country Club. The weather shortened tournament was reduced to one round on Sunday. The Spartans shot a team total 334 to win by nine strokes. U-D’s Daniela Miranda would fire the low round to claim medalist honors with a score of 79.

Warriors, Celtics open with wins…Canes up 2-0, Avs get even…More Yankee injuries…Elliott wins

UNDATED (AP) – The Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics have opened their respective NBA conference semifinal series with victories. Kevin Durant poured in 35 points and Draymond Green almost had a triple-double to help the Warriors post a 104-100 win over the Houston Rockets. Kyrie Irving finished with 26 points and 11 assists, while Al Horford chipped in 20 points and 11 rebounds as the Celtics blew out the Bucks, 112-90 in Milwaukee.

UNDATED (AP) – The Carolina Hurricanes have a two-games-to-none lead in their NHL second-round series, while the Colorado Avalanche and San Jose Sharks are deadlocked at a game apiece. Warren Foegele (FOH’-gul) and Nino Niederreiter scored in the first 65 seconds of the third period to send the Hurricanes past the New York Islanders, 2-1. Tyson Barrie scored the tiebreaking goal and had two assists as the Avalanche downed the Sharks, 4-3.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The New York Yankees lost two more players to injuries when second baseman DJ LeMahieu and third baseman Gio Urshela left yesterday’s game against San Francisco. LeMahieu was removed in the bottom of the third because of right knee inflammation, and Urshela left after he was hit on his left hand by an 88.5 mph cutter from Nick Vincent in the fifth inning. New York has had 15 players on the injured list this year and just two have come back: Gary Sanchez and pitcher CC Sabathia.

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) – Chevrolet completed a sweep of the top two spots at yesterday’s NASCAR Cup race at Talladega. Chase Elliott took the lead shortly after a restart with four laps to go and worked with three other Chevy drivers to hold off the rest of the field. Hendrick teammate Ryan Bowman was second, followed by rookies Ryan Preece and Daniel Hemric.

AVONDALE, La. (AP) – Ryan Palmer and Jon Rahm shot a 3-under 69 in the alternate-shot final round of the Zurich Classic and won the PGA Tour’s only team event by three strokes over Sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood. The 42-year-old Palmer won for the first time since 2010. The 24-year-old Rahm has won once in each of the past three seasons and has seven top-10 finishes in 2019.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (4/28)



Final N-Y Yankees 11 San Francisco 5


Final Tampa Bay 5 Boston 2
Final Toronto 5 Oakland 4, 11 Innings
Final Chi White Sox 4 Detroit 1
Final Minnesota 4 Baltimore 1
Final L-A Angels 7 Kansas City 3
Final Texas 14 Seattle 1
Final Houston 4 Cleveland 1


Final Philadelphia 5 Miami 1
Final N-Y Mets 5 Milwaukee 2
Final Atlanta 8 Colorado 7
Final Washington 7 San Diego 6, 11 Innings
Final St. Louis 5 Cincinnati 2
Final L-A Dodgers 7 Pittsburgh 6
Final Chi Cubs 6 Arizona 5, 15 Innings


Final Boston 112 Milwaukee 90 (Boston leads 1-0)
Final Golden State 104 Houston 100 (Golden State leads 1-0)


Final Carolina 2 N-Y Islanders 1 (Carolina leads 2-0)
Final Colorado 4 San Jose 3 (Series tied 1-1)

Nuggets Advance..Raptors Whip Sixers…Blue Jackets, Stars Get Even..Yelich Hits 14th


DENVER (AP) – Nikola Jokic (nee-KOH’-lah YOH’-kihch) had a triple-double and the Denver Nuggets advanced to the NBA’s Western Conference semifinals with a 90-86 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. Jokic finished with 21 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists, with no pass bigger than the one to set up Jamal Murray’s bucket in the final minute. The Nuggets saw a 17-point, third-quarter lead shrink to two before Murray nailed a floater with 36.8 seconds remaining.

TORONTO (AP) – Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard scored a career playoff-high 45 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors took the opener of their NBA Eastern Conference semifinal series, 108-95 over Philadelphia. Leonard matched his career-best scoring total for any game, set Jan. 1 against Utah. Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) added 29 points for the Raptors, who led by as many as 20 en route to their fifth straight postseason victory since a series-opening loss to Orlando.

BOSTON (AP) – Matt Duchene (doo-SHAYN’) scored 3:42 into double-overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 3-2 win at Boston, tying the Stanley Cup second-round series at a game apiece. Artemi Panarin (ahr-THE’-mee pah-NA’-rihn) set up the winner after scoring twice in the second period, tying the game each time. Sergei Bobrovsky (boh-BRAHF’-skee) stopped 29 shots and was perfect after David Pastrnak beat him 2:01 into the second.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Roope Hintz scored twice to support Ben Bishop’s 32-save performance as the Dallas Stars topped the St. Louis Blues, 4-2 to even the Stanley Cup second-round series at a game apiece. Hintz, Miro Heiskanen (HYS’-kah-nehn) and Mattias Janmark (matt-TEE’-ahs YAHN’-mahrk) tallied in the game’s first 15 minutes to give Dallas a 3-1 lead. Bishop improved to 11-3 following a playoff loss, making big saves on Ryan O’Reilly and Oskar Sundqvist in the third period.

NEW YORK (AP) – Milwaukee outfielder Christian Yelich (YEH’-lihch) has matched Albert Pujols (POO-hohlz) and Alex Rodriguez for the most homers through the first full month of a major league season. Yelich slammed his major league-leading 14th home run and Ben Gamel added a blast in the Brewers’ 8-6 win over the Mets. Brandon Woodruff scattered six hits over five innings, leaving with a 6-1 lead.

Local Scores

Highschool Boys Baseball

Prairie du Chien 12  Onalaska 0

Dodgeville 5              Belleville 4

Pecatonica 11           Belmont 1

Black Hawk 1            Shullsburg/Benton 21




Area Scoreboard from Friday (4/25)

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Drake Relays in Des Moines

The Distance Carnival portion of the Drake Relays was held yesterday.

  • David Holesinger of Hempstead finished 3rd in the 3200 while teammate Ben Hermiston finished 6th. Senior High’s Clare Edmondson finished 3rd in the 3000.
  • Aliyah Carter of Wahlert placed 3rd in the long jump.
  • Michael Keegan of Dyersville Beckman tied for 9th in the high jump while Grant Kelchen of Western Dubuque tied for 12th.
  • Kassie Rosenbum of Loras had a 3rd place effort in the 10-thousand meters, finishing behind two Division 1 runners
  • Ryan Rogers of Loras finished 4th in the Decathlon


  • The East Dubuque/Galena/River Ridge girls track team cruised to the championship our of eight teams at the Pec-Durand Invitational scoring 228, 2nd place was Milledgville with 146.


  • Eastland 13, Galena 3
  • Dodgeville 12, Lancaster 2
  • River Valley 11, Platteville 1


  • Cuba City 8, Darlington 2
  • Southwestern 8, Riverdale 7


  • Wahlert 3, Linn-Mar 1
  • Cedar Falls 8, Senior 0


  • Senior 4, Cedar Falls 1
  • Linn-Mar 3, Wahlert Catholic 1


  • Hempstead won a quad at IC Liberty / Brown Deere Golf course with a 189 winning by four strokes. Morgan Hawkins was runnerup with a 42.
  • Wahlert won the MVC quad they hosted at Dubuque Golf and Country Club by 39 strokes. The Golden Eagles shot a team total 156 led by medalist Anna Jensen with an even par 35.

Rea Gets Win for I-Cubs

Cascade native Colin Rea got the victory on the mound last night as the Iowa Cubs defeated the Nashville Sounds 8-4. Rea pitched six innings allowing four runs on seven hits. Rea struck out six batters and walked 2. Rea is now 2-and-0 on the season with a 3.97 ERA.


Sooners QB taken No. 1 again…Spurs stay alive…Bruins, Blues get 1-goal wins…Pavelski doubtful

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Arizona Cardinals went for a quarterback with the first overall pick in the NFL draft last night before the San Francisco 49ers and New York Jets acquired defensive help. Kyle Murray became the second straight Oklahoma quarterback to be taken with the top pick with the Cardinals took the Heisman Trophy winner. Defensive end Nick Bosa  was selected by the Niners with the second pick, and the Jets landed defensive tackle Quinnen Williams with the third choice. Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson was taken 7th overall by the Detroit Lions. Hawkeye teammate and fellow tight end Noah Fant was selected 20th overall by the Denver Broncos.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs forced a Game 7 in their NBA first-round series by whipping the second-seeded Denver Nuggets, 120-103. DeMar DeRozan added 25 points to help the Spurs withstand an outstanding performance by Nikola Jokic , who finished with 43 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists. Game 7 is tomorrow in Denver, where the Nuggets had the league’s best home record during the regular season.

BOSTON (AP) – Charlie Coyle provided the tying and winning goals as the Boston Bruins took the opener of their second-round Stanley Cup series against Columbus, 3-2 in overtime. Coyle beat Sergei Bobrovsky 5:15 into OT after knotting the score with 4:35 left in regulation. He tying goal came after Brandon Dubinsky and Pierre-Luc Dubois  scored just 13 seconds apart in the third period to put the Blue Jackets ahead, 2-1.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis Blues have opened their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series by getting two goals from Vladimir Tarasenko in a 3-2 victory against Dallas. Tarasenko broke a 1-1 deadlock with a power-play goal late in the second period and gave St. Louis a 3-1 lead four minutes into the third. Robby Fabbri also scored and rookie Jordan Binnington turned back 27 shots for the Blues.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski is unlikely to play Game 1 in the second round of the playoffs tonight against Colorado after being knocked out and bloodied in the first-round clincher. Coach Peter DeBoer says Pavelski is officially day to day but is not expected to be cleared for the game. Pavelski got hurt Tuesday in a Game 7 victory over Vegas when he was cross-checked by Cody Eakin after a faceoff and was hit by another Golden Knight before falling awkwardly, his helmet slamming on the ice.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (4/25)



Final Boston 7 Detroit 3
Final Cleveland 2 Houston 1
Final L-A Angels 11 N-Y Yankees 5
Final Seattle 14 Texas 2


Final Arizona 5 Pittsburgh 0
Final L-A Dodgers 2 Chi Cubs 1
Final Cincinnati 4 Atlanta 2
Final Miami 3 Philadelphia 1, 10 Innings


Final San Antonio 120 Denver 103 (Series tied 3-3)


Final OT Boston 3 Columbus 2 (Boston leads 1-0)
Final St. Louis 3 Dallas 2 (St. Louis leads 1-0)

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (4/24)



  • Dubuque upset #13 Luther twice 1-0 and 5-3.
  • Clarke split a home doubleheader with William Penn falling 11-8 (9) then winning 2-1.
  • Loras lost twice to Central 13-1 and 4-3.
  • UW Platteville split with Whitewater, losing 5-1 then winning 13-8.


  • (women) Illinois Tech 20, Loras 7


  • Clarke’s women’s golf team is in ninth place after two rounds at the Heart Championships at Osage National GC, Lake Ozark, Mo. The Pride have shot 797 through 2 rounds led by Arieanna Accidentale with 184.

Fighting Saints Eliminated

The Fighting Saints season came to an end with a 2-1 loss to the Muskegon Lumberjacks as the top seed in the USHL Eastern Conference moves on to face Chicago in the conference finals. Dubuque and Muskegon played their tightest and lowest scoring game of the series as they battled defensively for all sixty minutes. Muskegon stymied Dubuque in the final stanza, limiting their chances and keeping the offense at bay.

Koenig Named Men’s Soccer Coach at U-W Platteville

The University of Wisconsin Platteville has named a Dubuque native as their next head men’s soccer coach. Yesterday Sam Koenig was announced the new coach of the Pioneer men’s program.  Koenig’s coaching experience includes three years at the NCAA Division Three level with the last two years spent at Dominican University in as assistant men’s soccer coach and recruiting coordinator.

Koenig played his prep soccer at Wahlert High School and then collegiately at Loras where he helped lead the Duhawks to three NCAA Division Three national semi-final appearances. Following graduation, Koenig then served as an assistant coach for the Duhawks. Koenig was also head boys coach at Wahlert from 2013 to 2016, the Golden Eagles had a third place state finish in 2016.

Clippers top Warriors…Rockets advance…Canes oust defending champs…Steelers extend Big Ben

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Golden State Warriors were unable to close out their NBA first-round series, falling to the Los Angeles Clippers, 129-121 in Game 6. Lou Williams scored 33 points, had 10 assists and hit a big fadeaway jumper with 1:29 remaining to help Los Angeles close on a 13-5 run. Patrick Beverley took a big charge against Klay Thompson with 1:40 left and scored 17 points for his best outing of the series. Golden State leads the series 3-2.

HOUSTON (AP) – The Houston Rockets are in the NBA’s Western Conference semifinals for the second straight year after James Harden scored 26 points and hit two key free throws in a 100-93 victory against Utah. Harden blocked a shot and followed with two free throws to put Houston ahead, 98-93 with 38 seconds to play. Clint Capela had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Rockets, who won three straight after splitting the first two games in Houston.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Washington Capitals have been eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs after the Carolina Hurricanes took out the defending champs in Game 7 of the first round, 4-3 in double-overtime. Brock McGinn won it at 11:05 of the second OT after Jordan Staal provided the tying goal early in the third period. The Hurricanes trailed the series three games to two and were down 3-1 in Game 7 before earning a second-round meeting with the New York Islanders. The first time in NHL history all the divisional champs have been eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers and two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger  have agreed to terms on a contract extension that runs through 2021. The 36-year-old Roethlisberger had been set to enter the final year of a contract he signed in 2015. Roethlisberger is coming off the finest statistical season of his 15-year career, throwing for a league-best 5,129 yards and a team-record 34 touchdowns.

DALLAS (AP) – The Dallas Cowboys have picked up the fifth-year option on Ezekiel Elliott’s rookie contract, keeping the star running back with the club at least through 2020. The two-time NFL rushing champion is set to make $3.9 million this season and $9.1 million in his fifth year unless Elliott and the team agree on a contract before then. Elliott had 1,434 yards for his second rushing title in three years last season as Dallas won the division again.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (4/25)



Final Cleveland 6 Miami 2
Final San Diego 1 Seattle 0
Final San Francisco 4 Toronto 0


Final Kansas City 10 Tampa Bay 2
Final Oakland 6 Texas 5
Final Baltimore 4 Chi White Sox 3
Final Boston 11 Detroit 4
Final Houston 7 Minnesota 1
Final N-Y Yankees 6 L-A Angels 5


Final St. Louis 5 Milwaukee 2
Final Colorado 9 Washington 5
Final Atlanta 3 Cincinnati 1
Final Arizona 11 Pittsburgh 2
Final Philadelphia 6 N-Y Mets 0
Final Chi Cubs 7 L-A Dodgers 6


Final Houston 100 Utah 93 (Houston wins the series
Final L.A. Clippers 129 Golden State 121 (Golden State leads 3-2)


Final SO Carolina 4 Washington 3 (Carolina win the series 4-3)

Drake Relays

A number of area track and field athletes are getting ready to compete at the prestigious Drake Relays thru Saturday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

The Dubuque area has 56 area qualifiers competing in the high school portion of the meet. Western  Dubuque has the most local qualifiers on the boy’s side with 10 events. Senior and Wahlert lead the way for most local girls events qualified with six each.

Hempstead’s David Holesinger is qualified in three events the 800, 1600, and 3200. Senior’s Claire Edmondson also qualified in all the long distance races on the girl’s side in the 800, 1500, and 3000.

In the College and University portion of the meet: Loras has 15 events qualified, eight for the women and seven for the men, Dubuque has 13 events with eight for the men and five for the women, and U-W Platteville has seven events, five for the men and two for the women.

Things get started today with the men’s decathlon and women’s heptathlon. Dubuque native Ryan Rogers of Loras is competing in the decathlon. The high school portion of the relays starts at 4:00 Thursday afternoon.

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (4/23)



  • Galena 4, Eastland 3
  • Mineral Point 12, Cuba City 1
  • Aquinas 12, Lancaster 8
  • Platteville 18, River Ridge 3
  • Shullsburg/Benton 12 Belmont 2


  • Eastland 6, Galena 0
  • River Valley 10, Platteville 3
  • Riverdale 10, Darlington 0
  • Fennimore 5, Cuba City 4
  • Dodgeville 12, Lancaster 2
  • Highland 2, Potosi 1
  • Boscobel 2, River Ridge 1


  • Wahlert 6, Western Dubuque 1
  • Hempstead 2, Senior 0
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 4, Prince of Peace 0


  • Senior 3, Hempstead 2 (OT)
  • Wahlert 2, Western Dubuque 0
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 4, Northeast 1


  • (boys) Linn-Mar 6, Wahlert 3




  • Dubuque took two from Loras 14-2 and 3-0.
  • Clarke split a twin bill with Cornell winning 11-3 and losing 10-7.
  • UW Platteville lost twice to UW Whitewater 12-0 and 15-2.


In a 12-inning, four hour and 17 minute game, the University of Iowa baseball team walked off Milwaukee, 5-4, via a Justin Jenkins walk-off solo home run on Tuesday night at Duane Banks field.It was Iowa’s 13th comeback win and fourth walk-off win of the season to move Iowa to 24-15.


  • Clarke dropped two to Mount Mercy 4-1 and 4-2(8)


  • (women) Augsburg 20, Loras 11
  • (women) U-W River Falls 18, Dubuque 1

Fighting Saints Still Alive

The Dubuque Fighting Saints put together their most convincing game of the postseason, dominating in a 5-1 victory over the Lumberjacks. In a do or die game last night, Dubuque tallied four times in the first period to put Muskegon on their heels early. Matthew Thiessen made 43 stops in what was arguably his finest performance yet and the Saints forced another game at Mystique Community Ice Center tonight at 7:05. If Dubuque win, a deciding fifth game would be played in Muskegon on Saturday night.

Regional MLB Recaps from Tuesday (4/24)

Quintana Terrific in Cubs Win Over L-A

– Jose Quintana earned his third straight win by limiting the Dodgers to a pair of runs and four hits over seven innings of the Cubs’ 7-2 victory. Willson Contreras hit a three-run double in Chicago’s four-run first, and Anthony Rizzo added a two-run drive in the second. Kenta Maeda  was reached for six runs over four innings as Los Angeles lost for just the second time in nine games.


Cardinals Clip Sliding Brewers

– Paul DeJong hit a tiebreaking, leadoff homer in the eighth inning to push the Cardinals past the Brewers, 4-3. Yadier Molina  had three hits and two RBIs to help St. Louis overcome Travis Shaw’s two home runs. Orlando Arcia also homered for Milwaukee, which has dropped six of its last seven.


Astros Drill Twins

– Jose Altuve  smashed a three-run homer and Alex Bregman added three RBIs as the Astros rallied for a 10-4 win over the Twins. Bregman’s sacrifice fly put Houston up 5-4 before the Astros stopped a three-game skid. The Astros turned a close game into a rout with a four-run eighth, highlighted by Altuve’s ninth home run this season.


Orioles Break Out Against White Sox

– Dwight Smith Jr. hit a three-run homer and the Orioles ended a four-game slide by drubbing the White Sox, 9-1. Renanto Nunez, Chris Davis and Joey Rickard also homered off Ivan Nova, who was rocked for nine runs over four innings. Andrew Cashner gave up one run, five hits and a walk over seven innings to win his fourth straight decision and help Baltimore win for just the second time in 12 home games.

Raptors, 76ers, Blazers get clinching wins…B’s, Sharks advance…Rams pick up Goff’s option

UNDATED (AP) – The Toronto Raptors, Philadelphia 76ers and Portland Trail Blazers have advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs by winning Game 5 of their respective series. Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points in the Raptors’ 115-96 romp over Orlando, and Joel Embiid  delivered 23 points and 15 rebounds in the Sixers’ 122-100 pounding of Brooklyn. Damian Lillard capped his playoff career-high 50-point performance by draining a 37-footer at the buzzer to give the Blazers a 118-115 triumph against Oklahoma City.

UNDATED (AP) – The Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks have reached the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with Game 7 victories. Tuukka Rask stopped 32 shots and Joakim Nordstrom had a goal and an assist as the Bruins ousted the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-1. The Sharks erased a three-goal deficit in the third period before Barclay Goodrow scored at 18:19 of overtime to send San Jose past Vegas, 5-4.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Rams have locked down quarterback Jared Goff through the 2020 season by exercising his fifth-year option worth $22.783 million. General manager Les Snead and coach Sean McVay also affirmed the NFC champions’ intention to sign their young offensive leader to a long-term deal eventually. Goff was fourth in the NFL last season with 4,688 yards passing along with 32 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs are acquiring defensive end Frank Clark from the Seahawks for a first-round draft pick this year and a second-round pick in 2020. The teams are also swapping third-round picks. The Chiefs worked quickly to reach agreement on a five-year contract worth up to $105 million, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Michigan says guard Jordan Poole is staying in the NBA draft after helping the Wolverines advance to the NCAA regional semifinals last month. Poole is the second Wolverine to announce he would definitely leave school, joining Charles Matthews. Poole was second on the team in scoring this past season at 12.8 points per game as a sophomore.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (4/23)



Final Miami 3 Cleveland 1
Final San Francisco 7 Toronto 6
Final San Diego 6 Seattle 3


Final Detroit 7 Boston 4
Final Baltimore 9 Chi White Sox 1
Final Tampa Bay 5 Kansas City 2
Final Detroit 4 Boston 2
Final Houston 10 Minnesota 4
Final N-Y Yankees 7 L-A Angels 5
Final Oakland 11 Texas 5


Final Cincinnati 7 Atlanta 6
Final Arizona 2 Pittsburgh 1
Final N-Y Mets 9 Philadelphia 0
Final St. Louis 4 Milwaukee 3
Final Chi Cubs 7 L-A Dodgers 2
Final Washington 6 Colorado 3


Final Toronto 115 Orlando 96 (Toronto wins 4-1)
Final Philadelphia 122 Brooklyn 100 (Philadelphia wins 4-1)
Final Denver 108 San Antonio 90 (Denver leads 3-2)
Final Portland 118 Oklahoma City 115 (Portland wins 4-1)


Final Boston 5 Toronto 1 (Boston wins 4-3)
Final OT San Jose 5 Vegas 4 (San Jose wins 4-3)

Area Scoreboard from Monday (4/22)



  • Iowa Grant 11, Darlington 1
  • Lena-Winslow 17, East Dubuque 1 (4)


  • Clinton 4, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 3




  • Clarke split with Graceland losing 9-6 then winning 12-10.


  • (women) Clarke 18, Marian 17 (OT)

Fighting Saints Add Three Players from Dispersal Draft

DUBUQUE, Iowa — The Dubuque Fighting Saints added three players through the 2019 Dispersal Draft, acquiring Stephen Halliday, Mitchell Gibson and Caden Villegas. The draft was held after the Central Illinois Flying Aces announced earlier this season they would not be returning for the 2019-2020 campaign.

  • Halliday scored 10 goals and added 24 assists for 34 points in his rookie season.
  • Villegas skated in just six games with the Flying Aces, tallying a single assist. In 50 games with the Springfield Jr. Blues of the NAHL, he added 20 points.
  • Gibson will be going to Harvard in the fall and is also a draft pick of the Washington Capitals. Gibson had a 3.50 GAA and an .890 save percentage this season for Central Illinois.

All three will be on the roster for next season, tonight the Saints attempt to keep this season going playing game 3 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals against Muskegon at Mystique Community Ice Center. Dubuque trails the Lumberjacks 2-0 in the best of 5 series. The puck will drop at 7:05 pm.

Regional MLB Recaps from Monday (4/22)

White Sox Crush Orioles

– Jose Abreu and James McCann each homered and combined for nine RBIs as the White Sox crushed the Orioles, 12-2. McCann’s three-run blast highlighted a four-run fifth before Abreu added a two-run shot in a four-run seventh. Abreu also had an RBI single and a two-run single to finish with five RBIs.


Cardinals Route Brewers

– Dexter Fowler had his first four-hit game in six years, belted his first home run of the season and collected four RBIs as the Cardinals hammered the Brewers, 13-5. Paul Goldschmidt hit his ninth home run and went 3-for-5 as St. Louis outhit Milwaukee, 18-5. The Brewers lost for the fifth time in six games despite four home runs.


Twins Stay Hot

– The Twins won their fourth in a row as Jorge Polanco went 4-for-5 with a two-run homer and four RBIs in their 9-5 win over the Astros. Max Kepler and Nelson Cruz had RBI singles around Polanco’s two-run single in a four-run sixth as the Twins built a 7-1 lead. C.J. Cron put Minnesota ahead with a two-run double in the first, and Jason Castro led off the second with a home run to back Jake Odorizzi, who held Houston to two runs over 5 2/3 innings.


Bucks sweep, Jazz stay alive…Stars advance…Canes force Game 7…Bama coach has hip replacement

DETROIT (AP) – Giannis Antetokounmpo  poured in 41 points and the Bucks completed a four-game sweep with a 127-104 win over the Pistons in Detroit. Khris Middleton added 18 points for the Bucks, who actually trailed by six at the break before outscoring the Pistons 39-23 in the third quarter and 71-42 in the second half. Detroit took a 20-8 lead before Milwaukee advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2001.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The Utah Jazz avoided a four-game sweep in their NBA first-round series as Donovan Mitchell scored 19 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter of a 107-91 win over Houston. The Jazz opened the fourth quarter with a 15-1 run and outscored the Rockets 31-12 in the period. Jae Crowder finished with 23 points. Ricky Rubio chipped in 18 points and 11 assists and Derrick Favors finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

DALLAS (AP) – The Dallas Stars are in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs after John Klingberg scored from the left circle 17:02 into overtime to complete a 2-1 victory in Game 6 against the Nashville Predators. Klingberg’s first goal of the playoffs came on a cross-ice pass from Alexander Radulov . Blake Comeau scored his first playoff goal for the Stars, tying the game at 1-1 in the second period.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The Carolina Hurricanes have earned a return trip to Washington by forcing a seventh game in their first-round series with the Capitals. Jordan Staal snapped a 2-2 tie in the third period before adding an assist in the Hurricanes’ 5-2 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champs. Staal set up former Cap Justin Williams, who beat Braden Holtby to make it 4-2 just seconds after Washington had a goal disallowed due to goaltender interference.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Alabama football coach Nick Saban has undergone hip replacement surgery. His doctor says the 67-year-old Saban is expected to make a full recovery and “should be able to return to work in the very new future.” Saban said after Alabama’s spring game that his hip problems would be evaluated and that he could need six to eight weeks of recovery.

National Scoreboard from Monday (4/22)



Final Chi White Sox 12 Baltimore 2
Final Tampa Bay 6 Kansas City 3
Final Minnesota 9 Houston 5
Final N-Y Yankees 4 L-A Angels 3, 14 Innings
Final Oakland 6 Texas 1
Detroit at Boston , postponed


Final Arizona 12 Pittsburgh 4
Final N-Y Mets 5 Philadelphia 1
Final St. Louis 13 Milwaukee 5
Final Colorado 7 Washington 5


Final Milwaukee 127 Detroit 104 (Milwaukee wins series 4-0)
Final Utah 107 Houston 91 (Houston leads series 3-1)


Final Carolina 5 Washington 2 (Series tied 3-3)
Final OT Dallas 2 Nashville 1 (Dallas wins series 4-2)

Fighting Saints Have Backs to the Wall

The Dubuque Fighting Saints will find themselves in a do or die situation for the rest of the Eastern Conference Semifinals after dropping game two to the Lumberjacks, 5-1 yesterday afternoon. Muskegon built off their performance Saturday night, putting up three goals in the first period and tallying five on the night to take a commanding lead in the series. Dubuque will have to battle back from a 2-0 deficit starting tomorrow night in Dubuque at Mystique Community Ice Center.