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Area Scoreboard from Thursday (5/31)

High School Softball 

Belmont Advance to WI State Softball Tournament 

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

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

Iowa Regular Season Scores:

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

High School Baseball

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

Heiar Gets Promotion at LSU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Scoreboard from Thursday (5/30)



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


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



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

Wahlert Girls Golf Wins State Title

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

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

Girls High School State Tennis

Girls State Tennis

At the Girls State singles and doubles tennis tournament:

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

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (5/29)

Girls Regional Semi-Final Soccer

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

High School Baseball

Wisconsin Regional Finals


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


  • Prairie du Chien 2, Fennimore 1

Iowa High School Boys State Soccer Delayed

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

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

Jones National Coach of the Year/Noland Also Honored

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (5/29)



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


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


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

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (5/28)

High School Softball

Wisconsin Sectional Semi-Finals


  • Belmont 8, Southwestern 2

(Belmont will host Oakfield for the Sectional Championship tomorrow)


  • Wisconsin Heights 5, Mineral Point 4



  • Wahlert 3, Senior 2 

Wisconsin Regional Semi’s


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

(Pecatonica at Mineral Point today for Regional Final)


  • Fennimore 4, Boscobel 2

(Fennimore at Prairie du Chien today for Regional Final)


Girls Regional Soccer

Class 1-A

  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 1, Anamosa 0

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

  • Dyersville Beckman Catholic 10, Monticello 0

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

Rea Shines Again for I-Cubs

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

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (5/28)



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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Wahlert Boys Soccer State Tournament Trip

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

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


Loras Still Celebrating 1st National Title

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Scoreboard from Monday (5/27)



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


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


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


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

National Scorecard



Toronto      10    San  Diego      1

N-Y  Mets      4    Detroit          3

Colorado      8    Baltimore      7


Tampa  Bay          6    Cleveland              3

Boston                4    Houston                  1

Minnesota          7    Chi  White  Sox      0

Kansas  City      8    N-Y  Yankees          7,  10  Innings

Oakland              7    Seattle                  1

L-A  Angels        7    Texas                      6


L-A  Dodgers    11    Pittsburgh            7

Washington        9    Miami                      6

Milwaukee          9    Philadelphia        1

Cincinnati      10    Chi  Cubs                2

Arizona              6    San  Francisco      2

Atlanta              4    St.  Louis              3,  10  Innings


Las  Vegas      83    L.A.  Sparks      70


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (5/23)




Iowa Regional Tourney

Class 3A

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

Class 2A

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


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

Wisconsin Regional Scores:


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


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


  • Monona Grove 7, Platteville 4


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

Wisconsin Regional Finals


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

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


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

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


  • Aquinas 6, Platteville 5 (9) 

High School Boys Tennis

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

NCAA D-3 Track and Field Championships Day 1

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

Also yesterday

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

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

The championships will continue through tomorrow.

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

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


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


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


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


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

National Scoreboard from Thursday (5/23)



Final Miami 5 Detroit 2


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


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


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

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (5/22)


Class 3-A

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

Class 2-A

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

Class 1-A

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

(Beckman hosts Center Point-Urbana Saturday at noon)



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


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

NCAA  D-3 and NAIA Track and Field Championships

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

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

Wieskamp Withdraws From NBA Draft

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

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

Regional MLB Recaps from Wednesday (5/22)

Cubs Rally to Beat Phils Again  

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


Brewers Outslug Reds

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


STL and KC Split

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


Jimenez Powers Soxs Past Astros

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


Twins in Rare L-A  PPD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (5/22)



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


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


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

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (5/21)

          HIGH SCHOOL



  • Mineral Point 20, Potosi/Cassville 2


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

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


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


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


  • Platteville 2, River Valley 0




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



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

Regional MLB Recaps from Tuesday (5/21)

Cubs Walk Off in 9th

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


Reds Shutdown Brewers

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


Astros and Verlander Handcuff Soxs

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


Twins Still Streaking

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

Jordan Bohannon Sidelined With Hip Injury

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (5/21)



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


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


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


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


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

Fighting Saints Announce Main Camp Schedule

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

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

Senior, Wahlert, and Hempstead Advance to Girls State Golf

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

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

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

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

Wahlert Girls Advance to State Tennis

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

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

Area Scoreboard from Monday (5/20)

          HIGH SCHOOL




Class 3-A

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

 Class 1-A

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


Class 2-A

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


Girls Regular Season

  • CR. Xavier 3, Senior 0 


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Scoreboard from Monday (5/20)




Final    Boston              12    Toronto                  2

Final    Oakland              6    Cleveland              4

Final    N-Y  Yankees    10    Baltimore              7

Final    Texas                10    Seattle                  9

Final    Houston              3    Chi  White  Sox      0

Final    Minnesota          3    L-A  Angels            1



                  NATIONAL  LEAGUE


Final    N-Y  Mets              5    Washington            3

Final    Philadelphia      5    Chi  Cubs                4,  10  Innings

Final    Atlanta                4    San  Francisco      1

Final    San  Diego            2    Arizona                  1





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

Boys Soccer/Girls Golf Post Season Begins Today

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

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

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

IHSBBCA Pre-Season Poll

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

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

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

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

Regional MLB Recaps from Sunday (5/19)

Cubs Hold Off Nats

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

Brewers Win in Extras

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


Rangers Walk-Off on Cards in 10th

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


Blue Jays Power Past Soxs

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


Mariners Snap Twins Streak

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

National Scoreboard from Sunday (5/19)



Final Texas 5 St. Louis 4, 10 Innings


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


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


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


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

National Scorecard



St.  Louis      8    Texas      2


Tampa  Bay              2    N-Y  Yankees      1,  11  Innings

Chi  White  Sox      4    Toronto              1,  5  Innings

Oakland                  4    Detroit              1

Cleveland              4    Baltimore          1

Houston                  7    Boston                3

L-A  Angels            6    Kansas  City      3

Minnesota            18    Seattle              4


Philadelphia        2    Colorado            1

Cincinnati            4    L-A  Dodgers      0

Miami                      2    N-Y  Mets            0

Washington            5    Chi  Cubs            2

Atlanta                  4    Milwaukee          3,  10  Innings

Pittsburgh            7    San  Diego          2

San  Francisco      8    Arizona              5

NBA Playoffs

Golden  State    110    Portland      99

Day 3 Recap From Iowa High School State Track Meet

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

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

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

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

Other notable area medalist finishes from Saturday:

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

In the team standings:

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

Rea Sparkles for I-Cubs

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

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (5/16)


  • Shullsburg/Benton 11 Southwestern 1


Regional Tourney scores

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



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


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

State Track Day 1 Recap (Thursday)

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

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

Other area medalists on day one were:

In 4-A:

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

In 3A:

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

In 2A:

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

Riley Till Earns Scholarship

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

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

Regional MLB Recaps from Tuesday (5/14)

 Cubs Keep Winning

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


Brewers Shutdown Phils

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


Cardinals Blast Braves

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


Indians Power Past Soxs

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


 Twins Clip Angels

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

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (5/14)



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


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



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


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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (5/14)



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


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


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


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


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

Area Scoreboard from Monday (5/13)

          HIGH SCHOOL


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


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


  • (girls) Wahlert 9, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 0


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


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




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

Johnson signs with ISU

Johnson signs with ISU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Scoreboard from Monday (5/13)



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


Final Philadelphia 7 Milwaukee 4
Final Arizona 9 Pittsburgh 3


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

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

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

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

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

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

National Scoreboard from Sunday (5/12)



Final Philadelphia 6 Kansas City 1


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


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


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


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

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

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

Sports Updates

State Track and Field Qualifiers

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

Cordell Pemsl Hardship Waiver Petition Approved

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

Spartans Keep Playing at A-R-C Baseball Tournament

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

UW Platteville Continues Play in the WIAC Tourney

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

A-R-C Track and Field Championships.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Post Season Iowa Boys and Girls Soccer Pairings Announced

Substate Boys Soccer Pairings Announced

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

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

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

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


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


Regional Girls Soccer Pairings Announced

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

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

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

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

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

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (5/9)



  • (boys) Iowa City West 2, Wahlert 0



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



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


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




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


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





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

Two game 7s…No KD…Bruins up a game

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

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

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

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

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

National Scoreboard from Thursday (5/9)



Final Cincinnati 3 Oakland 0


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


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


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


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

State Track Qualifiers Tonight

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

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

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

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

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

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

American Rivers Baseball Tournament

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

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

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

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

ARC All Conference Softball

ARC All Conference Softball

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

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

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

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

Rams and Mustangs Advance in District Tennis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (5/8)



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


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


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


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


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

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (5/7)

          HIGH SCHOOL


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


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


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


  • (girls) Wahlert 9, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 0

Four Pioneers Land All WIAC Softball Honors

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

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

Heart All Conference Baseball

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (5/7)



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


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


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


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


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

Area Scoreboard from Monday (5/6)



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


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


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


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


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





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

Fighting Saints USHL Draft

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Scoreboard from Monday (5/6)



Final Tampa Bay 12 Arizona 1


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


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


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


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

Draft Day for Dubuque Fighting Saints

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

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

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

Area Scoreboard from Sunday (5/5)




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


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


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

Dubuque Co. American Legion State Champs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Scoreboard from Sunday (5/5)



Final Pittsburgh 5 Oakland 3, 13 Innings


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


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


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


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

National Scorecard


Interleague play

Pittsburgh      6    Oakland      4

American League

Minnesota          7    N-Y  Yankees          3

Cleveland          5    Seattle                  4

Kansas  City    15    Detroit                  3

Baltimore          3    Tampa  Bay              0

Houston            14    L-A  Angels            2

Boston              15    Chi  White  Sox      2

Texas                  8    Toronto                  5

National League

Chi  Cubs            6    St.  Louis              5

Atlanta              9    Miami                      2

Washington      10    Philadelphia        8

Milwaukee          4    N-Y  Mets                3,  18  Innings

Cincinnati        9    San  Francisco      2

Arizona              9    Colorado                2

L-A  Dodgers      7    San  Diego              6


OT    Houston    126    Golden  State    121


Boston          4    Columbus      3

San  Jose      2    Colorado      1

Local Sports

Boys High School  Tennis

CR Xavier 8,  Senior 1

College Baseball

Wartburg 14, Loras, 9

Loras 7, Wartburg 6

Area Sports Scores

Boys HS Soccer

Cedar Rapids Washington 6, Dubuque, Senior 0

Cedar Rapids Prairie 6, Epworth, Western Dubuque 0

Cedar Rapids Jefferson 6, Hempstead 0

Cedar Rapids Kennedy 2, Wahlert 0

Girls HS Soccer

Dubuque Senior 1, Cedar Rapids Washington 0

Prairie 5, Western Dubuque 0

College Baseball

Buena Vista-3 UD-2

Loras 6, Wartburg 5

UWP-11 UW Oshkosh 0

College Softball

UW Eau Claire-8, UWP-3

UW LaCrosse-5, UWP-1

UD-7, Luther-5

College Mens Tennis

At the American Rivers Conference Tournament hosted by Coe,

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

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

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (5/2)



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


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


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


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


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


  • (boys) Wahlert 8, Senior 1




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


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


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

Regional MLB Recaps from Thursday (5/2)

Rockies Pound Brewers Again

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


Strasburg and Nats Cool Off Cardinals

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


Another White Sox Walk Off

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


Twins Stay Hot   

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

Isaiah Moss to Transfer

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

National Scoreboard from Thursday (5/2)



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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (5/1)

          HIGH SCHOOL


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


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



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


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

Rea Propels Iowa Cubs to Win

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