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NFL Recaps from Sunday (11/24)

— Jimmy Garoppolo threw two long touchdown passes and the 49ers began a difficult three-game stretch of division-leading opponents by blasting the Packers, 37-8. Garoppolo connected on a 42-yard touchdown strike to Deebo Samuel in the second quarter and a 61-yarder to George Kittle in the third to help San Francisco improve to 10-1. Aaron Rodgers lost a fumble on the opening drive, was sacked five times and was held to 104 yards passing as Green Bay fell to 8-3.

— Allen Robinson scored a TD and had a season-high 131 yards receiving as the Bears won for the second time in three games, 19-14 over the Giants. Khalil Mack had a strip-sack deep in New York territory to set up Mitchell Trubisky’s two-yard touchdown run that put Chicago ahead 19-7. Trubisky threw for a season-high 278 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions as the 5-6 Bears dealt the 2-9 Giants their seventh consecutive loss.

  • The Saints coughed up a 31-18 lead before Will Lutz drilled a 33-yard field goal as time expired to give New Orleans a 34-31 victory over the Panthers.
  • The Patriots became the first team to hold Dallas without a touchdown this season as New England picked up a 13-9 win over the Cowboys to improve to 10-1.
  • Rashaad Penny ran for a career-best 129 yards, including a 58-yard touchdown that helped the Seahawks knock off the Eagles, 17-9.
  • The Bills improved to 8-3 as Josh Allen threw for two touchdowns and Shaq Lawson had two of Buffalo’s four sacks in a 20-3 win over the Broncos.
  • The Titans scored four touchdowns over six offensive plays in the third quarter to turn a close game into an eventual 42-20 romp over the Jaguars.
  • The Raiders’ three-game winning streak is over after Sam Darnold passed for two touchdowns and ran for another in the Jets’ 34-3 rout of Oakland.
  • Devlin “Duck” Hodges took over for struggling Mason Rudolph and threw a 79-yard touchdown pass to James Washington that carried the Steelers to a 16-10 victory over the winless Bengals.
  • Jarvis Landry had 10 receptions for 148 yards and two touchdowns against his former team in leading the Browns to their third straight win, 41-24 over the Dolphins.
  • Quinton Dunbar intercepted Jeff Driskel in the final minute before Dustin Hopkins hit a tiebreaking, 39-yard field goal with 16 seconds left to push the Redskins past the Lions, 19-16.
  • Defensive lineman Vita Vea turned receiver to haul in his first career touchdown in the Buccaneers’ 35-22 victory against the Falcons.

Hawkeyes Take Down Iowa State, 29-6

Hawkeyes Defeat Iowa State, 29-6

AMES, Iowa — The second-ranked University of Iowa Wrestling team defeated No. 11 Iowa State, 29-6, on Sunday in the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series.Iowa won eight-of-10 bouts and held a 28-4 edge in takedowns and a 90-38 advantage in match points.  At 285 former Hempstead prep Gannon Gremmel lost a 6-0 decision to Iowa’s Tony Cassioppi.

Hawkeyes host Wisconsin Sunday at 7 p.m.

Regional College Basketball from Sunday (11/24)

Iowa overwhelms Cal Poly 85-59

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Redshirt freshman CJ Fredrick had a breakout game with a career-high 21 points, hitting all five of his 3s, and Iowa overwhelmed Cal Poly 85-59 on Sunday for its third straight win.

Luka Garza had 18 points with nine boards for the Hawkeyes (4-1) in their final tuneup ahead of a stretch featuring significantly tougher opponents. Former Wahlert prep Cordell Pemsel hit double figures with 10 points along with 3 rebounds, while Riley Till saw action and had 1 point and 2 rebounds.

Iowa plays No. 12 Texas Tech on Thursday, either Creighton or San Diego State the following day, Syracuse, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa State and Cincinnati over its next seven games.


UNI Women Cruise to 5-0

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The UNI women’s basketball team jumped out to a 14-0 lead and never trailed en route to a 78-53 win over NCAA DII NW Missouri State Sunday afternoon at the McLeod Center.

Former Western Dubuque prep Rose Simon-Ressler continues to build her confidence and led the Panthers with 14 points on 6-8 shooting fellow W-D alum Megan Maahs led the Panthers in rebounding with 7.

Big Ten Football and Local Sports

Big Ten Football

(19) Iowa  19,  Illinois 10

(2) Ohio State 28, (9) Penn State 17

(14) Wisconsin 45,  Purdue 24

(12) Michigan 39, Indiana 14

Michigan State 27, Rutgers 0

Nebraska 54, Maryland  7

(11) Minnesota  38, Northwestern 22

Other Football Action

UNI  38, Western Illinois 7

Iowa State 41 Kansas 31

Men’s College Basketball

Baker 72, Clarke 68

Loras 88, College of St. Scholastica

Women’s College Basketball

No. 19 Clarke 69, Baker 46

Local Hockey

Dubuque Fighting Saints 3, Des Moines Buccaneers 2

Texans outlast Colts…Garrett loses NFL appeal…Chisox get Grandal

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have reclaimed first place in the AFC South, moving one game ahead of Indianapolis with a 20-17 comeback win over the Colts. Deshaun Watson threw two touchdown passes to DeAndre Hopkins, including a 30-yard scoring play that put the Texans ahead, 20-17 early in the fourth quarter. Hopkins finished with 94 yards receiving, including a 35-yard scoring grab in the second quarter.

CLEVELAND (AP) — The NFL has upheld the indefinite suspension levied against Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett for his actions against Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Mason Rudolph last Thursday. Garrett is banned for at least the final six regular-season games and any potential playoff games involving the Browns for pulling off Rudolph’s helmet and cracking him on the head with it in the closing seconds of Cleveland’s 21-7 win. Garrett made his case to former player James Thrash, who didn’t find enough compelling evidence to lessen the punishment.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph is denying an anonymous report alleging he used a racial slur shortly before his confrontation with Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett last week. ESPN cited anonymous sources in reporting that Garrett told the NFL during the appeal of his indefinite suspension that Rudolph used a racial slur just before a confrontation between the two players. An NFL spokesman says the league found no such evidence of the slur.

CHICAGO (AP) — All-Star catcher Yasmani Grandal has agreed to a $73 million, four-year contract with the White Sox. The 31-year-old hit .246 and had career bests with 28 homers and 77 RBIs for Milwaukee last season. Grandal comes to the American League after batting .241 with 141 home runs and 416 RBIs over eight big league seasons with the Padres, Dodgers and Brewers.

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Webb Simpson birdied seven of his last 10 holes for a 7-under 65 on the Plantation Course and the opening-round lead at the final PGA Tour event of the year, the RSM Classic in Georgia. He began the birdie run on the par-5 18th and played the front nine in 6-under 30. Cameron Tringale and Kyoung-Hoon Lee shot 64 on Sea Island’s Seaside Course, and Rhein Gibson had a 66 on the Plantation layout.

Western Dubuque and Black Hawk Claim State Football Crowns

Western Dubuque State Football Champs

At the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls last night, the season ended in perfection for the Western Dubuque High School Football team claiming the Class 3-A State title over Solon 37-17 and finishing with an unblemished 13-0 record.

It couldn’t have been a better start for the Solon, going up 7-0 in the first quarter following a defensive hold and a Bobcat fumbled punt. The rest was all Western Dubuque, who rolled to their second state championship in program history, the first since 2001.

Calvin Harris threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns for Western Dubuque while teammate Ben Bryant rushed for two touchdowns on 39 yards rushing.

Wide receiver Will Burds finished with a game high 128 receiving yards, which included a 70-yard touchdown reception.

The Epworth Fire Department met the team and escorted them through town as they came back in the early morning hours.

See the story from KCRG TV9 SPORTS: https://www.kcrg.com/content/sports/Western-Dubuque-finishes-dominant-season-with-state-championship-565313731.html


Black Hawk D7 Champs Again

At the Wisconsin State Championships yesterday at Camp Randall in Madison, Black Hawk made it back-to-back state titles as the defeated Edgar 6-0 for the Division 7 crown. The Warriors finished with a perfect 13-0 record.

Hawkeyes and Badgers Both Post W’s

Garza leads Iowa in 83-68 win over North Florida

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Luka Garza missed his first five shots in the first six minutes. But the Iowa junior center knew it was still early, and he could find spots in and around North Florida’s zone defense. Garza then scored 29 points as Iowa beat North Florida 83-68 in a Las Vegas Invitational preliminary game last night at Carver Hawkeye Arena.

Joe Wieskamp had 14 points for Iowa.The Hawkeyes (3-1) led just 39-35 at halftime, then opened the second half with a 17-4 run.


Badgers Win over Green Bay

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nate Reuvers scored 19 points and Brad Davison added 15, all in the first half, as Wisconsin beat Green Bay 88-70. The Badgers were keyed by a second straight strong performance shooting from behind the 3-point line, hitting 15 of 31.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (11/21)

                NATIONAL  BASKETBALL  ASSOCIATION         

Final    Milwaukee        137    Portland    129

Final    New  Orleans    124    Phoenix      121


Final    Boston                    3    Buffalo            2

Final    Philadelphia        5    Carolina          3

Final    Columbus                5    Detroit            4

Final OT    Florida                  5    Anaheim            4

Final OT    N-Y  Islanders      4    Pittsburgh      3

Final    Minnesota              3    Colorado          2

Final    Vancouver              6    Nashville        3

Final    St.  Louis              5    Calgary            0

Final    Tampa  Bay              4    Chicago            2

Final    Dallas                    5    Winnipeg          3

Final    Toronto                  3    Arizona            1

Final OT    San  Jose                2    Vegas                1

Final    Los  Angeles          5    Edmonton          1


Final    Houston    20    Indianapolis    17


                TOP-25  COLLEGE  BASKETBALL


              (1)Duke                  87    California                52

(12)Texas  Tech    72    Tennessee  St.          57

(14)Arizona          71    S.  Dakota  St.          64

(17)Villanova      98    Middle  Tennessee    69

(18)Xavier            73    Towson                        51

Georgetown            82    (22)Texas                  66

(24)Baylor            76    Ohio                            53

Western Dubuque and Black Hawks Play for State Football Titles

It’s been a perfect season so far for the Western Dubuque High School football team, tonight they will try to finish it perfect and bring home a 3-A state championship.  The Bobcats (12-0) meet another unbeaten team in (12-0) Solon tonight at 7 o’clock at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls.

This would be Western Dubuque’s 2nd state football championship in school history, coming 18 years after the first in 2001.

The Wisconsin High School State Football Championships also get started today in Madison at Camp Randall Stadium. The first game of the day for the Division 7 championship features defending champion (13-0) Black Hawk/Warren against (12-1) Edgar at 10 o’clock.

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (11/20)



  • Galena 53, Warren 26 (Warren Turkey Tournament)
  • East Dubuque 55, Orangeville 22 (Warren Turkey Tournament)




  • #17Augustana 88, Loras 59
  • #20 Central Methodist 66, Clarke 60
  • UW Platteville 89, Concordia-Chicago 72


  • Dubuque 95, Northland College 75
  • #12 Central Methodist 87, Clarke 79



  • UW Whitewater 27, UW Platteville 16

Regional College Basketball

UNI Beats Cornell

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Northern Iowa Panthers hosted the Rams of Cornell College in the McLeod Center last night, defeating the division III opponent 88-66 to move to 6-0 on the season.

Trae Berhow led all scorers after 20 minutes of play, recording 18 points. Spencer Haldeman had 11 points. Noah Carter finished with a career high 8 points and 4 rebounds. Luke McDonnell did not score but grabbed one rebound.


Cockburn’s double-double lifts Illini over The Citadel 85-57

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn scored 18 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead Illinois past The Citadel 85-57.

It was the fourth double-double of the young season for Cockburn, a muscular, 7-foot freshman.

The Illini held the Bulldogs to 7 of 36 shooting (19%) in the first half and scored 51 points in the second half while holding the Bulldogs to 37.


Regional Women’s Basketball

  • Iowa 77, Princeton 75

Wiseman cleared…Ogunjobi loses appeal…NASCAR great reveals retirement plan

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The NCAA has cleared Memphis freshman basketball player James Wiseman to return to the basketball court on Jan. 12, but he’ll have to donate $11,500 to the charity of his choice to regain his eligibility. The NCAA had ruled Wiseman was “likely ineligible” due to $11,500 coach Penny Hardaway gave the center’s family for moving expenses from Nashville to Memphis in the summer of 2017. He played in the Tigers’ first three games and will now sit out 12 under the NCAA decision.

CLEVELAND (AP) – Cleveland Browns starting defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi will have to sit out Sunday’s game against Miami after losing the appeal of his one-game suspension. Ogunjobi had his $10,527 fine rescinded by former NFL player James Thrash, who also heard Myles Garrett’s appeal of his 10-game suspension yesterday. Ogunjobi shoved Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph seconds after Garrett swung a helmet and struck the Steelers QB in the head.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson says 2020 will be his final season of full-time racing. The winningest driver of his era will have a 19th season in the No. 48 Chevrolet. Johnson has 83 career victories, tied with Cale Yarborough for sixth all-time. The California native’s seven titles are tied with Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt for most in the Cup Series, but he hasn’t won a Cup race since 2017.

TORONTO (AP) – Sheldon Keefe is the new head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs following Mike Babcock’s dismissal yesterday. The 39-year-old Keefe has a long history with Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas  and was in his fifth season as coach of the AHL’s Toronto Marlies. The 56-year-old Babcock went 173-133-45 in his four-plus seasons with the Leafs, but the team is 9-10-4 after going 0-5-1 in its last six games.

UNDATED (AP) – Veteran outfielder Gerardo Parra has agreed to a contract with the Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese Central League. Parra was a clubhouse catalyst for the World Series champion Washington Nationals, hitting .250 with eight home runs and 42 RBIs in 89 games after spending the first 30 games of the season with the Giants. He’s also a two-time National League Gold Glove Award winner.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (11/20)



Final    Philadelphia      109    New  York            104

Final    Washington          138    San  Antonio      132

Final    Milwaukee            135    Atlanta              127

Final    Brooklyn              101    Charlotte          91

Final    Dallas                  142    Golden  State    94

Final    Miami                    124    Cleveland          100

Final    Toronto                113    Orlando              97

Final    Chicago                109    Detroit              89

Final    Utah                      103    Minnesota          95

Final    Denver                  105    Houston              95

Final OT    L.A.  Clippers    107    Boston                104

                NATIONAL  HOCKEY  LEAGUE


Final OT    Ottawa                2    Montreal          1

Final    N-Y  Rangers      4    Washington      1


                TOP-25  COLLEGE  BASKETBALL


(2)Louisville            76    SC-Upstate      50

(5)North  Carolina    75    Elon                  61

(16)Memphis                68    UALR                  58

(20)Tennessee            76    Alabama  St.    41

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (11/20)



  • Lancaster 49, Southwestern 33
  • Iowa Grant 67, Pecatonica 40
  • River Ridge/Scales Mound 43, Benton 26
  • Shullsburg 65, Wauzeka Steuben 39




  • Dubuque 67, Edgewood College 61 (UD is 3-0)




  • UW Platteville 75, #4 Wartburg 65 (UWP 5-0 for the first time)

LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, Georgia remain atop CFP rankings

The College Football Playoff rankings were unchanged at the top this week, with LSU first followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia.

The selection committee’s third weekly rankings had little movement in the top 10, with Alabama fifth followed by Oregon, Utah, Penn State, Oklahoma and Minnesota.

Wisconsin is 12th, Iowa 17th, and Iowa State is 22nd.

Iowa State and UNI Men Both Win Easily

Balanced Iowa State cruises past Southern Miss 73-45

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Despite some continued struggles from 3-point range, Iowa State had no trouble blowing past Southern Miss.

Solomon Young scored 14 points, Prentiss Nixon added 13 and Iowa State thumped Southern Miss 73-45 for its second straight win.

Tyrese Haliburton had 12 points with nine assists and three steals for the Cyclones (3-1), who used a 15-2 run to close the first half as they pulled away.


Berhow scores 36, leads Northern Iowa past UT-Martin 87-67

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Trae Berhow poured in a career-high 36 points and Northern Iowa breezed to an 87-67 victory over UT Martin on Tuesday night.

Berhow made 13 of 17 shots from the floor, including 8 of 11 from beyond the 3-point arc.

AJ Green had 14 points and nine assists for the Panthers (5-0). Former Western Dubuque prep Spencer Haldeman had 6 points and 3 assists.

Pelicans spoil Mello’s return…Warriors get by Grizzlies…Islanders streak continues

PORTLAND (AP) — Jrue Holiday had 22 points and 10 assists, Brandon Ingram added 21 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans spoiled Carmelo Anthony’s Portland debut with a 115-104 victory over the Trail Blazers. Anthony scored the Blazers’ first points of the game on a 3 from 26 feet out, but wound up missing 10 of 14 shots and finishing with 10 points in what was the first game of his 17th NBA season. Portland’s Damian Lillard sat out with back spasms.

MEMPHIS (AP) — Alec Burks scored a season-high 29 points, Glenn Robinson III added 20 as the Golden State Warriors snapped a seven-game losing streak with a commanding 114-95 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. Marquese Chriss and Eric Paschall added 17 points each for the Warriors. Draymond Green was just short of his 24th career triple-double with 8 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. Rookie Ja Morant scored 20 points to lead Memphis.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brock Nelson’s second goal of the game 2:55 into overtime capped a frantic comeback to lift the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 to extend their unbeaten streak to 15 games. The Islanders trailed by two late in the third period before goals by Josh Bailey and Ryan Pulock in the final 4:29 of regulation forced overtime.

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Josh Sargent scored the first of his two goals 34 seconds in, Jordan Morris also had two goals and the United States routed Cuba 4-0 at George Town, Cayman Islands, to reach the semifinals of the first CONCACAF Nations League. The U.S. finished 3-1 in Group A along with Canada and earned first place because of a better goal difference, plus-12 to plus-six. The Americans likely will play Honduras in the Nations League semifinals in June, with Mexico meeting Costa Rica.

MADRID (AP) — Canada has beaten the United States in the Davis Cup for the first time. It defeated the Americans 2-0 on the second day of the revamped team competition. Vasek Pospisil edged Reilly Opelka in two tiebreakers and Denis Shapovalov defeated Taylor Fritz in straight sets to give the Canadians an insurmountable lead in Group F of the inaugural Davis Cup Finals.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (11/19)


Final Golden State 114 Memphis 95
Final New Orleans 115 Portland 104
Final Sacramento 120 Phoenix 116
Final L.A. Lakers 112 Oklahoma City 107


Final Minnesota 4 Buffalo 1
Final Columbus 5 Montreal 2
Final Florida 5 Philadelphia 2
Final Boston 5 New Jersey 1
Final OT N-Y Islanders 5 Pittsburgh 4
Final Ottawa 4 Detroit 3
Final Winnipeg 2 Nashville 1
Final St. Louis 3 Tampa Bay 1
Final Carolina 4 Chicago 2
Final Dallas 6 Vancouver 1
Final Colorado 3 Calgary 2
Final Vegas 4 Toronto 2
Final Edmonton 5 San Jose 2


(7)Virginia 61 Vermont 55
(4)Kansas 75 ETSU 63
(6)Maryland 74 Fairfield 55
(8)Gonzaga 72 Texas-Arlington 66
(25)Washington 72 Maine 53

Illinois Goes to 3-1

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – The Fighting Illini improved to 3-1 on the season with a 66-53 win over Hawaii Monday night at State Farm Center, kicking off a five-game home stand and first of three games in six days.

Freshman Kofi Cockburn scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Illinois.

Dubuque’s Allen Receives A-R-C Honor

University of Dubuque senior running back Dwyane Allen has been named American Rivers Conference Offensive Football Player of the Week. Allen rushed for 152 yards in Dubuque’s 42-7 road win at Nebraska Wesleyan and became Dubuque’s All-time career rushing leader with 3,086 yards.

Clarke Sweeps Basketball Honors in the Heart

Clarke University swept the Basketball Player of the Week honors in the Heart of America Conference. Senior Darius Lasley was named the men’s basketball player of the week for the second straight week, while former Western Dubuque prep Morgan Pitz was tabbed as the league’s women’s basketball player of the week.

Lasley led Clarke to a conference opening win over Missouri Valley with 26 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals. In a 73-70 exhibition win over NCAA Division II Winona State, he had 16 points, 17 rebounds and four assists.

Pitz scored 22 points and had three rebounds in Clarke’s 81-58 non-conference home win over St. Ambrose.    In the Pride’s conference opener, a 78-72 overtime win at Missouri Valley, Pitz added 25 points and pulled down five rebounds.

WFCA All State Football

Two area Southwest Wisconsin High School football players have been named to the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Small Schools All State Football Team.

Mineral Point quarterback Isaac Lindsey and Black Hawk linebacker Cayden Milz both landed all-state honors.

Several others received Honorable Mention accolades:

  • Blaise Watters of Mineral Point both at wide receiver and defensive back
  • Cory Hahn of Lancaster at offensive back
  • Cayden Milz of Black Hawk at offensive back and teammate Avery Baumgartner at both offensive and defensive line.
  • Will Lawrence of Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg at outside linebacker.

Tua has “successful” surgery…Chiefs pick in Chargers…Colts lose Mack…Duke No. 1

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Alabama team surgeon Dr. Lyle Cain said quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has undergone successful surgery in Houston after the Heisman hopeful dislocated his right hip in Saturday’s 38-7 win at Mississippi State. Cain said the prognosis was “excellent” for the 21-year-old, who is expected to make a full recovery. Tagovailoa passed for 7,442 yards and a school-record 87 touchdowns despite less than two full seasons as starter.

MEXICO CITY (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs stayed atop the AFC West by picking off Philip Rivers four times in a 24-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers in Mexico City. Daniel Sorenson picked off Philip Rivers at the goal line with 18 seconds remaining to preserve the victory and help the Chiefs improve to 7-4. Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ’) passed for 182 yards and a touchdown for the Chiefs, who also got scoring runs from LeSean McCoy and Darrel Williams.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack will be out indefinitely with a fractured right hand. Coach Frank Reich says Mack already has undergone a “procedure” and the team had not established a timetable for his return. The third-year player was injured after a 20-yard run in the third quarter of Sunday’s 33-13 victory over Jacksonville. He had already rushed for 109 yards and one touchdown before getting hurt.

UNDATED (AP) – Duke has moved to No. 1 in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll following Kentucky’s surprising loss to Evansville. The Blue Devils received 52 first-place votes from a 65-member media panel. No. 2 Louisville came away with eight first-place votes and No. 3 Michigan State had four. Kansas and North Carolina rounded out the top five.

NEW YORK (AP) – Derek Jeter is among 18 newcomers on the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot. The 14-time All-Star shortstop and five-time World Series champion hit .310 with 3,465 hits in 20 seasons, all with the Yankees. Other newcomers announced yesterday by the BBWAA include Cliff Lee, Josh Beckett, Jason Giambi, Paul Konerko, Rafael Furcal , Bobby Abreu  and Alfonso Soriano.

National Scoreboard from Monday (11/18)


Final    New  York              123    Cleveland            105

Final    Indiana                115    Brooklyn              86

Final    Toronto                132    Charlotte            96

Final    Milwaukee            115    Chicago                101

Final    Houston                132    Portland              108

Final    Dallas                  117    San  Antonio        110

Final    Boston                  99    Phoenix                85

Final    Minnesota            112    Utah                      102

Final    L.A.  Clippers    90    Oklahoma  City    88


                NATIONAL  HOCKEY  LEAGUE

Final    Washington      5    Anaheim              2

Final    Arizona            3    Los  Angeles      0



Final    Kansas  City    24    L.A.  Chargers    17

                TOP-25  COLLEGE  BASKETBALL

(3)Michigan  St.    94    Charleston  Southern    46

(9)Kentucky            82    Utah  Valley                    74

(19)Auburn              91    Colgate                            62

(10)Ohio  St.          86    Stetson                            51

(23)Colorado          69    UC  Irvine                        53

(15)Utah  St.          82    UTSA                                  50

Taylor and Cruickshank Receive Big 10 Honors

Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor has received the c0-Big 10 Offensive Player of the Week honor. Taylor carried the ball 25 times for 204 yards and two touchdowns in Wisconsin’s victory at Nebraska, becoming the first FBS player since at least 2000 to rush for 200 or more yards against a single opponent three times in his career. This is Taylor’s eight career award.

The Badgers Aron Cruickshank was named co-Special Teams Player of the Week for his kickoff return of 89 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter against the Huskers.

Wisconsin will host Purdue on Saturday.

Epenesa Big 10 Defensive Player of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa – – University of Iowa defensive end A.J. Epenesa has been recognized as Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week following Iowa’s 23-19 win over seventh-ranked Minnesota.

Epenesa recorded three solo tackles and one assist as Iowa handed Minnesota its first loss of the season. He recorded 2.5 of Iowa’s six sacks, along with forcing a fumble and collecting one quarterback pressure. This is the third conference honor for Epensea in his career.

Iowa will host Illinois this Saturday at Kinnick Stadium.

Regional College Wrestling

  • The University of Iowa Wrestling team opened the 2019-20 season Sunday with a 39-0 shutout of Tennessee-Chattanooga.


  • The No 12 Iowa State wrestling team topped Bucknell 24-15 in the dual season-opener. At 285 for ISU, former Hempstead prep Gannon Gremmel lost by disqualification to Nathan Feyrer.


  • Northwestern 24, UNI 20

Regional College Basketball

Badgers Win Over Marquette

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Brevin Pritzl had 15 points and 13 rebounds off the bench, and each of Wisconsin’s five starters scored in double figures as the Badgers defeated in-state rival Marquette 77-61. Brad Davison also had 15 points for Wisconsin, which won its 12th straight non-conference home game and 300th game at the Kohl Center, which opened in January 1998. Koby McEwen scored a game-high 19 points for Marquette, which suffered its first loss of the season.


Women’s College Basketball

  • UNI women’s basketball dominated Iowa from the opening tip and didn’t let up for the entire game en route to an 88-66 win over the Hawkeyes, the first win over Iowa since 2006. Former Western Dubuque preps Megan Maahs had 9 points and Rose Simon-Ressler 7 points. The Panthers are 4-0 for the first time since the 1998-99 season
  • Wisconsin took Milwaukee down 71-40

Garrett appeal this week…Vinatieri sets kicking mark…Busch wins NASCAR Cup

UNDATED (AP) – A person familiar with the meeting says suspended Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett will have his appeal heard by the NFL early this week. Garrett was suspended indefinitely by the league on Friday, hours after he swung a helmet and hit Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head. Per the collective bargaining agreement, Garrett’s appeal must take place before Cleveland’s next game.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri has broken Morten Andersen’s league record for career field goal attempts. Vinatieri’s made his 710th attempt, a successful 34-yarder yesterday against Jacksonville. Earlier in the game, he became the first player in franchise history to make 500 extra points with the Colts, and he’s now the first player in Colts history to top the 1,500-point mark.

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) – Kyle Busch is the 16th driver in NASCAR history to win multiple Cup championships after capturing yesterday’s season-ending race at Homestead. Busch beat Gibbs Racing teammates Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr. and rival Kevin Harvick to join seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson as the only active drivers with multiple titles. Truex dominated early but fell a lap back after his crew put tires on the wrong side of his Toyota.

SASCRAMENTO (AP) – The Sacramento Kings have put an end to the Boston Celtics’ 10-game winning streak. Richaun Holmes hit two free throws with 13.3 seconds remaining to give Sacramento the lead in a 100-99 triumph over the Celts. Marcus Smart had a chance to win it for Boston, but his runner in the lane hung on the rim before trickling off as the buzzer sounded. Buddy Hield (heeld) scored a season-high 35 points for the Kings.

UNDATED (AP) – The top three teams remain the same in the newest Associated Press college football poll, but Georgia has climbed past Alabama for the fourth spot. The Bulldogs moved up with their 21-14 win at Auburn, hours after the Crimson Tide lost star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to a season-ending hip dislocation. Top-ranked LSU picked up 54 of 65 first-place votes to stay ahead of No. 2 Ohio State and defending-champion Clemson.

Wisconsin is ranked 14th and Iowa moves up to 19th.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (11/18)


Final Dallas 35 Detroit 27
Final Indianapolis 33 Jacksonville 13
Final Minnesota 27 Denver 23
Final Baltimore 41 Houston 7
Final N-Y Jets 34 Washington 17
Final Atlanta 29 Carolina 3
Final Buffalo 37 Miami 20
Final New Orleans 34 Tampa Bay 17
Final San Francisco 36 Arizona 26
Final New England 17 Philadelphia 10
Final Oakland 17 Cincinnati 10
Final L.A. Rams 17 Chicago 7



Final Philadelphia 114 Cleveland 95
Final Sacramento 100 Boston 99
Final Denver 131 Memphis 114
Final Orlando 125 Washington 121
Final New Orleans 108 Golden State 100
Final L.A. Lakers 122 Atlanta 101


Final Chicago 4 Buffalo 1
Final Vegas 6 Calgary 0



(19)Arizona 83 New Mexico St. 53
UConn 62 (15)Florida 59
(12)Seton Hall 83 Saint Louis 66
(4)Louisville 87 NC Central 58
(14)Oregon 67 Texas-Arlington 47
(18)Saint Mary’s (Cal) 79 Cal Poly 48

Local and Big Ten Football and Local Hockey

Local Football

University of Dubuque 42, Nebraska Wesleyan 7

Wartburg 48, Loras 7

Grandview  60,  Clarke 6

UW River Falls 31, UW Platteville 24

Big 10 Football

(2) Ohio State   56,   Rutgers 21

(23) Iowa 23, (7) Minnesota  19

(14) Michigan 44,  Michigan State  10

.(9) Penn State 34   (24) Indiana 27

Other Football  

Iowa State 23, (22) Texas  21

South Dakota State 38,  UNI 7


Dubuque Fighting Saints  5  Lincoln  1

Local Sports Scores

Girls HS Volleyball

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

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

Womens College Basketball

Loras- 93   Washington University-81

UW Oshkosh-65 Augustana- 46

UW-P -78   Fontbonne-29

Mens College Basketball

Iowa- 87 Oral Roberts-74

Viterbo-67 UW-P – 70

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

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

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


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

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

U-D Volleyball Season Ends

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Scoreboard from Thursday (11/14)


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


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


Final Cleveland 21 Pittsburgh 7


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

Mike Reilly’s Sons Iowa Honorary Captains vs Minnesota

Reilly’s Sons Honorary Captains

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

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

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

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

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

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

W-D and Beckman Catholic Volleyball Play State Semis Today

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

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

Western Dubuque Football State Semi-Finals

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

Regional College Basketball

Davidson, Ford lift Wisconsin past McNeese

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


UNI  Men Still Unbeaten

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


UNI Women Stun Missouri

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


Illini Women Top Austin Peay, 76-62 

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

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (11/13)



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


  • Clarke 73, Winona State 70 (exhibition)


  • #19 Clarke 81, Saint Ambrose 58

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (11-13)


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


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


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

W-D Volleyball Punches Ticket to State Semis

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

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

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

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (11/12)

Men’s College Basketball

  • Dubuque 112, Iowa Wesleyan 84


Women’s College Basketball

  • U-W Platteville 75, Concorida-Wisconsin 68

Bolton scores 17, Iowa State overwhelms NIU 70-52

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



National Scoreboard from Tuesday (11/12)


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


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


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

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

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

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

Other area honorees this week include:

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

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

Western Dubuque-State Volleyball

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

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

NCAA Volleyball-UD Spartans

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

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

Reed scores 25, DePaul blasts Iowa 93-78

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

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

Iowa hosts Oral Roberts on Friday.

Foster Picks the Cyclones

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Scoreboard from Monday (11/11)


Final    Minnesota            120    Detroit              114

Final    Boston                  116    Dallas                106

Final    Memphis                113    San  Antonio      109

Final    Houston                122    New  Orleans      116

Final    Utah                      122    Golden  State    108

Final    L.A.  Clippers    98    Toronto              88


Final    Carolina      8    Ottawa              2

Final SO    Arizona        4    Washington      3



Final OT    Seattle    27    San  Francisco    24

              TOP-25  COLLEGE  BASKETBALL


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Packers, Bears, and Vikings Win

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


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


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


Elsewhere in the NFL:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Scoreboard from Sunday (11/10)


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


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


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


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

Sunday Scoreboard






Buena Vista-56



William Penn-34


U-W Platteville-41

U-W Stevens Point-14



Indiana State-9



Michigan State-34



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


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


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


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



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


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


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


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

Local, Regional, and National Sports Updates

Iowa High School Playoff Football Results

Western Dubuque 29, North Scott 7

Wisconsin High School Playoffs: Division 7  Quarterfinals

Black Hawk-Warren 49, River Ridge 7

Fighting Saints Fall at Home

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

Loras Men Claim Victory in Home Opener

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

Badgers Top Eastern Illinois

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

Illinois Pulls Away Late to Top GCU

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

Garza Leads Hawkeyes to Victory

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

High School Playoff Football

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

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

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (11/7)


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



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




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

Latest Sports Headlines From Associated Press

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

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

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

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

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

National Scoreboard from Thursday (11/7)


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


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


Final Oakland 26 L.A. Chargers 24

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (11/6)

High School Volleyball

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

College Men’s Soccer

American Rivers Conference Semi-Finals

Loras 3, Simpson 1

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

College Women’s Soccer

American Rivers Conference Semi-Finals

Luther 3, Loras 2

Wartburg 4, Dubuque 0

UNI Women Win Opener in Route

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (11/6)


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


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


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

Regional College Men’s Basketball (11/5)

Cyclones Pound MVSU in Opener

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


UNI Clips Old Dominion

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


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

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


Illini Hold Off Nicholls State

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

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (11/5)

Beckman Back to State Tournament

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

Galena Volleyball in Super 16

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

A-R-C Volleyball Tournament

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

MVC All Division Volleyball Teams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (11/5)


Final OT    Charlotte            122    Indiana            120

Final    Boston                  119    Cleveland        113

Final    Atlanta                108    San  Antonio    100

Final    L.A.  Lakers        118    Chicago            112

Final    Oklahoma  City    102    Orlando            94

Final    Denver                  109    Miami                89


Final    Vegas                      2    Columbus            1

Final    N-Y  Islanders      4    Ottawa                1

Final    Philadelphia        4    Carolina            1

Final    Montreal                5    Boston                4

Final    Toronto                  3    Los  Angeles      1

Final SO    New  Jersey            2    Winnipeg            1

Final    Dallas                    4    Colorado            1

Final OT    Calgary                  4    Arizona              3

Final    Minnesota              4    Anaheim              2

Final    San  Jose                4    Chicago              2

Final OT    St.  Louis              2    Vancouver          1


      TOP-25  COLLEGE  BASKETBALL         

(16)Baylor                            105    Cent.  Arkansas          61

(5)Louisville                      87    Miami                            74

(12)Seton  Hall                    105    Wagner                          71

(4)Duke                                  68    (3)Kansas                    66

(6)Florida                            74    North  Florida            59

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

(19)Xavier                            76    Jacksonville              57

(7)Maryland                          95    Holy  Cross                  71

(8)Gonzaga                            95    Alabama  St.                64

(14)Memphis                          97    SC  State                      64

(13)Texas  Tech                    85    E.  Illinois                60

(10)Villanova                      97    Army                              54

(24)Auburn                            83    Georgia  Southern      74

(15)Oregon                            71    Fresno  St.                  57

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

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

(17)Utah  St.                        81    Montana  St.                73

Western Dubuque Volleyball to State

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Rea added to Cubs 40-man Roster

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

National Scoreboard from Monday (11/4)


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


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


Final Dallas 37 N-Y Giants 18

Hempstead and Western Dubuque Volleyball Play for State Trips

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

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

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

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

State Cross Country Recap

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

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

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


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

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

Latest in Sports From Associated Press

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Scoreboard from Sunday (11/3)


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


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


Final Washington 4 Calgary 2
Final OT Chicago 3 Anaheim 2

Big Ten and Top 25 Football

Big Ten Football

(14) Michigan 38, Maryland

Indiana 34, Northwestern  3

Purdue 31,  Nebraska  27

Illinois 38, Rutgers  10

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


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

Area Sports

Area College Football

Loras 21, Nebraska Wesleyan 14

Culver Stockton 47,  Clarke 7

Univ. Wis Oshkosh 24, Univ. Wis Platteville 20

Local Hockey

Dubuque Fighting Saints 4, Cedar Rapids Rough Riders 3

Men’s College Basketball

Holiday Inn Express Tip Off Classic

Clarke 87, St. Ambrose 82 (OT)

Women’s College Basketball

No. 19 Clarke 83, Judson 52

Men’s College Soccer

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

Women’s College Soccer

Univ. of Dubuque  1, Coe College 0

Local Highschool Football Scores

Iowa Highschool Football Playoffs Opening Round

Senior- 0 @ Cedar Falls-44

Washington-10 @ Western Dubuque- 42


Wisconsin Highschool Football Playoffs Level 2

Lancaster-28 Mineral Point-35

River Ridge-29 Potosi-Cassville-18

Darlington @ Mondovi (SAT)

High School Football Playoffs

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

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

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

State Cross Country Meet

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

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

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

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

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

Fighting Saints Homestand Starts Tonight

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

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

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

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (10/31)

High School Volleyball

Iowa Class 2A Regional Semi-Finals

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

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

Wisconsin Sectional Semi-Finals

Division 2: McFarland 3, Platteville 1

Division 3: River Ridge 3, Broadhead 2

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

Division 4: Catholic Central 3, Black Hawk 1

Iowa Grant 3, Seneca 1

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

Illinois Regional Finals     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Scoreboard from Thursday (10/31)


Final    Miami                    106    Atlanta            97

Final    New  Orleans        122    Denver              107

Final    L.A.  Clippers    103    San  Antonio    97



Final OT    Calgary        6    Nashville      5

Final OT    Montreal      5    Vegas              4



Final    San  Francisco    28    Arizona    25


              TOP-25  COLLEGE  FOOTBALL

(14)Baylor                17    West  Virginia                14

Georgia  Southern    24    (21)Appalachian  St.    21

Loras Wrestling team #1 in D-3 Poll

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

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

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

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

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (10/29)


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


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



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


  • Dubuque 2, Coe 0



  • Clarke 3, Culver Stockton 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (10/29)


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


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


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

Bobcats Top 3-A Poll Again

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Area Scoreboard from Monday (10/28)


Iowa Class 2-A Region Quarter finals

Region 7

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

(Beckman Catholic hosts MFL Mar-Mac Thursday night) 

Region 8

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

(Cascade hosts West Branch on Thursday night)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Scoreboard from Monday (10/28)


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


Final SO Arizona 3 Buffalo 2
Final Vancouver 7 Florida 2


Final Pittsburgh 27 Miami 14

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

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

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

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

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

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