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Beckman Catholic at State Softball

For the first time in school history a Dyersville Beckman High School softball team will play a state tournament game. This afternoon in the 2-A quarterfinals at Harlan Rogers Park in Fort Dodge, the 10th ranked Blazers (29-13) meet 9th ranked (22-2) Mount Ayr at 3:30. The winner advances in the championship bracket to play on Wednesday afternoon against the winner of the game between top ranked North Linn and unranked Wapello while the loser falls into the consolation bracket games tomorrow.

Class 2-A Tournament Bracket: https://go.varsitybound.com/brackets/h2019071707101393470718807a09d47

Class 3A and 4A Baseball Tourney Trail Continues

Both the Hempstead and Wahlert baseball teams are still in action tonight as post season tournament play continues in Iowa Class 4A and 3A.

Hempstead will play host to Davenport Central in a Class 4-A Substate semi-final round game at Petrakis Park. The winner advances to meet top seed Western Dubuque on Wednesday night for a trip to the state tournament.

In Class 3-A at Maquoketa, the Wahlert Golden Eagles will meet the Benton Community Bobcats in the District Finals. We will broadcast that game on AM 1370 and kdth.com with pregame at 6:50pm.

The winner advances to Wednesday night’s Substate Final to face the winner of the other district final game tonight between Central Dewitt and West Delaware.

Lowry grabs his first major title…Baseball Hall adds 6…Brewers’ Woodruff injured

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) – Shane Lowry endured the worst weather of the British Open, along with the Sunday pressure of a sellout crowd cheering him along to win the final major of the year by six shots over Tommy Fleetwood at Royal Portrush. The 32-year-old closed with a 1-over 72, the first time since 1996 that the Open champion was over par. Lowry was no worse than three shots ahead all day as he wrapped up his first major championship.

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) – The Baseball Hall of Fame now includes pitchers Mariano Rivera, Mike Mussina , Lee Smith and the late Roy Halladay, along with designated hitters Edgar Martinez and Harold Baines. The six were inducted at Cooperstown on a sizzling Sunday in upstate New York. Naturally, Rivera closed the ceremony after the all-time saves leader became the first unanimous selection into the Hall.

PHOENIX (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers All-Star right-hander Brandon Woodruff left his start Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fourth inning with an abdominal injury. Woodruff grimaced after throwing a second strike to Diamondbacks leadoff hitter Tim Locasto. The Milwaukee ace is 11-3 with a 3.75 ERA in 20 starts this season.

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) – Kevin Harvick picked up his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season by holding off Denny Hamlin at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The two made contact coming out of the final turn before Harvick finished just over 0.2 seconds ahead of Hamlin for his 46th series victory and first since last November in Texas. Driving a backup car after wrecking during a practice lap Friday, Hamlin led 113 laps but couldn’t catch Harvick after pitting on a caution on the 265th lap.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed first-round pick Devin White, the fifth overall selection out of LSU. White was the 2018 Butkus Award winner as the nation’s top college linebacker and was a first-team All-American. He is expected to be an immediate starter at inside linebacker.

MLB Scores from Sunday (7/21)


Final    Colorado      8    N-Y  Yankees      4

                AMERICAN  LEAGUE         

Final    Baltimore        5    Boston                    0

Final    Detroit            4    Toronto                  3,  10  Innings

Final    Tampa  Bay        4    Chi  White  Sox      2

Final    Cleveland        5    Kansas  City          4

Final    Minnesota        7    Oakland                  6

Final    Houston            5    Texas                      3

Final    L-A  Angels      9    Seattle                  3


                NATIONAL  LEAGUE    

Final    St.  Louis              3    Cincinnati      1

Final    Philadelphia        2    Pittsburgh      1,  11  Innings

Final    San  Diego              5    Chi  Cubs          1

Final    San  Francisco      3    N-Y  Mets          2,  12  Innings

Final    Milwaukee              7    Arizona            4

Final    L-A  Dodgers          9    Miami                0

Final    Atlanta                  7    Washington      1


Area High School Baseball Tourney Play

Both Cascade and Dyersville Beckman were eliminated from post season high school baseball tournament play last night by losing in the district finals.  Cascade lost to Oelwein 9 to 8 and Beckman fell to Camanche 4-2.  
Tomorrow evening the 4-A and 3-A tourney trail continues: In a 4-A Substate final: Hempstead will host Davenport Central and in a 3-A District final at Maquoketa: Wahlert meets Benton Community. You can hear that game Monday evening on AM 1370 and kdth.com with pregame starting at 6:50, first pitch at 7 o’clock.

Regional and National Sports Updates

Saturday MLB:


Final N-Y Yankees 11 Colorado 5


Final Chi White Sox 2 Tampa Bay 1, 11 Innings
Final Toronto 7 Detroit 5
Final Boston 17 Baltimore 6
Final Kansas City 1 Cleveland 0
Final Oakland 5 Minnesota 4
Final Houston 6 Texas 1
Final L-A Angels 6 Seattle 2


Final Chi Cubs 6 San Diego 5
Final N-Y Mets 11 San Francisco 4
Final Pittsburgh 5 Philadelphia 1
Final Cincinnati 3 St. Louis 2
Final Washington 5 Atlanta 3
Final Milwaukee 8 Arizona 3
Final L-A Dodgers 10 Miami 6


Sunday MLB schedule:


Colorado at N-Y Yankees 1:05 p.m.


Boston at Baltimore 1:05 p.m.
Toronto at Detroit 1:10 p.m.
Chi White Sox at Tampa Bay 1:10 p.m.
Kansas City at Cleveland 1:10 p.m.
Oakland at Minnesota 2:10 p.m.
Texas at Houston 2:10 p.m.
L-A Angels at Seattle 4:10 p.m.


St. Louis at Cincinnati 1:10 p.m.
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh 1:35 p.m.
San Diego at Chi Cubs 2:20 p.m.
N-Y Mets at San Francisco 4:05 p.m.
Milwaukee at Arizona 4:10 p.m.
Miami at L-A Dodgers 4:10 p.m.
Washington at Atlanta 7:05 p.m.


Loras College Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Class

Loras College has announced the 2019 Athletics Hall of Fame class that will be inducted this fall.

The six new members are:

  • John Meyer, class of 1931
  • Maggie Moore Arundel, class of 2002
  • Geoff Kaiser, class of 1997
  • Dana Klemm Lainio, class of 2007
  • Paul Cleary, class of 2003
  • Pete Weber, class of 2008

The Class of 2019 will be formally inducted on October 11th at the Grand River Center in Dubuque and will be honored at halftime of the Homecoming football game on October 12th.

For much more information on the latest Loras Hall of Famers visit link below:


Hempstead Announces Vogt Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Vogt Memorial Scholarship

Hempstead High School baseball player Peter Unmacht has been awarded one of the two Grant Vogt Memorial Scholarships for 2019. The scholarship was presented to Unmacht at the Mustangs team banquet last night. A player for Wahlert High School will receive the other scholarship at the Golden Eagles team banquet this coming Thursday night.

The $2,000 scholarships honor former Wahlert and Hempstead baseball player Grant Vogt, who passed away following a 2008 airplane crash. He was an aviation student at the University of Dubuque at the time.

The coaches at Hempstead and Wahlert select the player who best represents the characteristics of Vogt.

Dubuque Coaching Couple Wins Big on “Spin the Wheel”

University of Dubuque assistant women’s basketball coach Justin Smith and wife Casey Smith the head girls coach at Hempstead walked away big winners on the Fox Network game show “Spin the Wheel” last night.  Justin’s final spin of the wheel could have netted them just over $4,000,000, but wife Casey was brought on stage to announce the final decision to walk away with the $736,000 offer instead of taking a risk and losing it all.

Justin was awarded the contestants spot on the show based on his heroic actions in December of 2017 when he took over control of the U-D team bus on their way home from a tournament in Tennessee when the driver passed out due to a medical issue.

Emendorfer Named Interim A.D. at UWP

University of Wisconsin Platteville head football coach Mike Emendorfer will have some additional responsibilities this school year. Emendorfer who is preparing for his 21st year of coaching the Pioneers has been named the Interim Athletic Director for the University. Emendorfer’s appointment follows the resignation of Shannon James Ealy.

This is the second time Emendorfer has been named interim at Platteville….he took the job from 2016-17 after Mark Molesworth’s retirement.

3-A and 4-A Baseball Postseason Starts Tonight

The high school baseball post season tourney trail in Class 3-A and 4-A will begin tonight.

In the Class 3-A District 8 at Maquoketa: Wahlert will face Vinton-Shellsburg (5:00), followed by Maquoketa facing Benton Community.

In Class 4-A Substate 4: top seed and 5th ranked Western Dubuque hosts Waterloo East, number two seed Hempstead hosts Davenport North at Petrakis Park, and #4 seed Senior travels to #3 seed Davenport Central. You can hear that game from Brady Street Stadium in Davenport on AM 1370 and kdth.com with pregame at 6:50pm.

MLB Scoreboard and Regional Recaps from Thursday (7/18)


Final Boston 5 Toronto 0
Final Kansas City 6 Chi White Sox 5
Final N-Y Yankees 6 Tampa Bay 2
Final Cleveland 6 Detroit 3
Final N-Y Yankees 5 Tampa Bay 1
Final Minnesota 6 Oakland 3
Final Houston 6 L-A Angels 2


Final Miami 4 San Diego 3
Final Philadelphia 7 L-A Dodgers 6
Final St. Louis 7 Cincinnati 4
Final Washington 13 Atlanta 4
Final Milwaukee 5 Arizona 1
Final San Francisco 3 N-Y Mets 2, 16 Innings


Brewers Pull Away for Win Over D-Backs

– Orlando Arcia hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning to decide a duel between pitchers Zach Davies and Merrill Kelly, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 Thursday night. Arizona hitters only struck out once, when Matt Albers got Nick Ahmed looking for the game’s final out. It’s the first time a major league team has had one strikeout in a game since April.


Edman’s Slam Helps Cards to Reds

– Tommy Edman snapped a sixth-inning tie with his first career grand slam, All-Star Paul DeJong added a two-run homer and drove in three runs and the St. Louis Cardinals made it five wins in their last six games with a 7-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.


Rosario’s Round Tripper  Lifts Twins

– Pinch-hitter Eddie Rosario drove a go-ahead, three-run homer on the first pitch from reliever Yusmeiro Petit in the seventh inning and the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3. With one powerful swing, Rosario produced the first pinch-hit homer of the year for the Twins and helped snap their season-high three-game losing streak.


Soxs Swept by KC

– Cheslor Cuthbert and Jorge Soler homered in a five-run third inning and the Kansas City Royals stayed hot, completing a four-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 6-5 win. Ian Kennedy gave up a run in the ninth, but struck out A.J. Reed looking with the tying run on second base to clinch the win and earn his 16th save in 19 opportunities.

Epsensa and Taylor Among Big 10 Media Days Honorees

The Big Ten Conference announced its 2019 football preseason honors on this morning in conjunction with the start of Big Ten Media Days at the Hilton Chicago. A media panel selected the 10-member preseason list, with five representatives each from the East and West Divisions.

In the West Division, Iowa defensive end A.J. Epensea and Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor were selected among the five chosen.

Epenesa , a first-team All-Big Ten selection last season led the Big Ten and ranked 12th nationally in sacks, ranked second in the Big Ten and 16th nationally in forced fumbles, and ranked fourth in the conference in tackles for loss .

Last season, Taylor was a unanimous first team All American and winner of the Doak Walker Award after leading the nation with 2,194 rushing yards.

Click for more info: https://bigten.org/news/2019/7/18/big-ten-announces-football-preseason-honors.aspx

U-D Coach Justin Smith and Wife Casey on ” Spin the Wheel” Tonight

Tonight University of Dubuque assistant women’s basketball coach Justin Smith and wife Casey Smith, the head girl’ basketball coach at Hempstead will be seen on national television.  Justin will be a contestant on the Fox Network game show “Spin the Wheel”, while Casey will be a part of the decision making process.

The show selects contestants based on an act of heroism they’ve performed and contestants get the chance to answer trivia and spin the wheel for a chance at millions of dollars.

Smith received much local and national attention in 2018 after taking control of the U-D team bus after the driver suffered a medical issue during the teams return trip home from a tournament out of state in late December 2017. Smith safely guided the bus to a stop on the interstate. He has received numerous honors for the heroic act.

The show will air tonight on Fox at 8 o’clock.

Doak Walker Watch List

2018 Doak Walker Award recipient Jonathan Taylor of Wisconsin leads the list of preseason candidates on the watch list for the award announced yesterday. Taylor, the nation’s leading rusher last season, rushed for 2,194 yards in his sophomore campaign.

Also the list of 72 candidates is Iowa junior Mekhi Sargent and Illinois senior Reggie Corbin.

Today the pre-season watch list for the Biletnikof Trophy presented to the premier wide receiver in college football will be announced.

MLB Scores from Wednesday (7/17/19)


Final N-Y Mets 14 Minnesota 4
Final Baltimore 9 Washington 2
Final Arizona 19 Texas 4


Final Oakland 10 Seattle 2
Final Boston 5 Toronto 4
Final Cleveland 7 Detroit 2
Final Kansas City 7 Chi White Sox 5
Final Houston 11 L-A Angels 2
Tampa Bay at N-Y Yankees , postponed


Final St. Louis 6 Pittsburgh 5
Final Milwaukee 5 Atlanta 4
Final Chi Cubs 5 Cincinnati 2
Final San Francisco 11 Colorado 8
Final L-A Dodgers 7 Philadelphia 2
Final San Diego 3 Miami 2

MVC All Conference Softball

The Mississippi Valley Conference All-Divisions Softball Teams have been announced and several players from Hempstead, Senior, Wahlert and Western Dubuque received recognition.

In the Valley Division: two Hempstead players received first team accolades, Katie Schaul who was a unanimous selection, and Kayla LaPage. The Mustangs place three on the 2nd team: Malarie Huseman, Kaylie Springer and Lydia Ettema. Wahlert had one second team choice in Anna Champman. Honorable Mention recognition went to Jadyn Glab and Emalee Ryder of Hempstead along with Abigail Wallace and Paige Hummel of Wahlert.

In the Mississippi Division: Western Dubuque had two first team choices: Ella Link and Sara Horsfield. Senior had Ava Bradley land first team honors.  The Rams had two on the second team: Emma Link and Imani Busch, the Bobcats Sydney Kennedy also was named second team. Honorable Mention honors went to Karoline Stratton and Leah Sullivan of Senior along with Amy Kane and Jenna Hoefler of W.D.

Complete MVC All Division Teams: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13RGawDHpN2byFsLQ3UmIMMBfBmHPGqDu/view

Printz named Clarke U’s head women’s and men’s soccer coach

Clarke University soccer coach Josh Printz will be performing double duty beginning this fall.

Yesterday Clarke announced Printz, the Pride’s head women’s soccer coach since 2016, has accepted the position of men’s head coach as well.

Last season , the Pride women finished 11-8 overall and made its first Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinal appearance.

Printz came to Clarke in 2016 from the University of Northern Iowa, where he served as an assistant women’s soccer coach since 2011. He also served as the head varsity boys’ soccer coach at Cedar Falls High School for seven years.

High School Baseball Post Season Scores from Tuesday (7/16)

Class 2-A District 4 Semi-Finals

  • Cascade 3, Waukon 2
  • Oelwein 7, North Fayette Valley 1

(Cascade hosts Oelwein Saturday at 7 o’clock)

Class 2A District 5 Semi-Finals

  • Camanche 7, Bellevue 1
  • Dyersville Beckman 16, Monticello 8

(Beckman hosts Camanche Saturday at 7 o’clock)

Class 1A District 7 Semi-Final

  • Calamus Wheatland 6, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 0

Hempstead Softball Falls Short of State

There will be no return trip to the state softball tournament for the Hempstead Mustangs. Last night, the 11th ranked Mustangs lost 2-0 to 6th ranked Iowa City High in the 5-A Region 6 championship game at City High. Both City High runs came on solo home runs leading off the bottom of the first and second innings.  The Mustangs finished their season with a record of 32-and-8.

MLB Scores from Tuesday (7/16)


Final Washington 8 Baltimore 1
Final Arizona 9 Texas 2
Final N-Y Mets 3 Minnesota 2


Final N-Y Yankees 8 Tampa Bay 3
Final Cleveland 8 Detroit 0
Final Toronto 10 Boston 4
Final Kansas City 11 Chi White Sox 0
Final Oakland 9 Seattle 2


Final Philadelphia 9 L-A Dodgers 8
Final Miami 12 San Diego 7
Final Chi Cubs 4 Cincinnati 3, 10 Innings
Final Milwaukee 13 Atlanta 1
Final Pittsburgh 3 St. Louis 1
Final San Francisco 8 Colorado 4, 10 Innings

Fighting Saints Announce 2019-20 Schedule

The Dubuque Fighting Saints announced their schedule for the coming season yesterday.

The Saints will kick off their 62 game season in Pittsburgh for the Fall Classic September 26th thru 29th. The home opener will be Saturday, October 5th against Madison!

In addition, Dubuque will also take on Cedar Rapids and Green Bay  twice each during the preseason September 13th-21st.

For the complete schedule: https://www.dubuquefightingsaints.com/news_article/show/1034888

Beckman Catholic Advance to State Softball/ Hempstead Attempts to Punch Ticket Tonight

For the first time in school history a Dyersville Beckman High School softball team is headed to the state tournament. The 10th Blazers upset 2nd ranked Durant 4-2 last night in Durant to capture the 2-A Region 6 championship. Beckman Catholic now 29-and-13 has been awarded the number five seed and will 9th ranked Mount Ayr on Monday at 3:30 at Harlan Rogers Park in Fort Dodge.

Tonight in Class 5-A, the 11th Hempstead Mustangs will be aiming for their second straight trip to the state tournament when they travel to 6th ranked Iowa City High for the Region 5 title. You can hear the game tonight on AM 1370 and kdth.com with pregame around 6:50pm.

Bednarik and Maxwell Watch Lists Announced

The annual parade of college football award lists began Monday with the announcement of the Bednarik and Maxwell Awards.

Among those on the Bednarik Award watch list which is presented to the top defensive player were:

  • Iowa defensive end A.J. Epenesa
  • Iowa State senior defensive end JaQuan Bailey

Among those on the list for Maxwell Award which goes to the top college player of the year.

  • Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley
  • Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy
  • Illinois running back Reggie Corbin
  • Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor

Today the watch list for the O’Brien Award presented the best quarterback in the country will be unveiled.

Shrine Bowl All Star Game

Given the weather forecast for the weekend, the players and fans at the Iowa Shrine Bowl All Star High School Football Game will be very thankful for the UNI-Dome’s air conditioned venue for the annual game this Saturday evening.

There are four graduated players from the KDTH area who will be representing their alma maters as members of the North All-Stars before heading to college this fall.

  • Nick Kubitz of Dubuque Senior
  • Jesse Hilby of Dubuque Hempstead
  • Trey Daugherty of Bellevue
  • Owen Grover of Dyersville Beckman

Senior High head coach Dale Ploessl is an assistant on the North All Star roster

Kick off for the Shrine Bowl will be at four o’clock this Saturday in Cedar Falls.

MLB Scoreboard and Regional Recaps from Monday (7/15)


Final Tampa Bay 5 N-Y Yankees 4
Final Boston 10 Toronto 8
Final Cleveland 8 Detroit 6
Final Kansas City 5 Chi White Sox 2
Final L-A Angels 9 Houston 6


Final San Francisco 19 Colorado 2
Final L-A Dodgers 16 Philadelphia 2
Final Cincinnati 6 Chi Cubs 3
Final Atlanta 4 Milwaukee 2
Final St. Louis 7 Pittsburgh 0
Final San Francisco 2 Colorado 1


Reds Rally Past Cubs

– The Reds earned a 6-3 win over the Cubs as Eugenio  Suarez and Yasiel Puig  each hit his 22nd home run of the season. Curt Casali sent the first pitch from reliever Steve Cishek  in the seventh into the left-field bleachers to tie it at 3. Pinch-hitter Kyle Farmer and reliever Michael Lorenzen singled home insurance runs in the eighth as Cincinnati cut Chicago’s lead in the NL Central to two games over St. Louis, with Milwaukee another half-game back.


Mikolas-Redbirds Shut Down Pirates

– Miles Mikolas  scattered eight hits in the Cardinals’ first complete game of the season, a 7-0 shutout of the Pirates. Mikolas threw just 100 pitches despite working out of three jams. Tyler O’Neill was 3-for-5 with two homers while collecting four RBIs for the second time in the last three games.


Brewers Slump Continues in Loss to Braves

– Freddie Freeman slammed his 25th home run of the season and Max Fried  pitched five scoreless innings as the Braves doubled up the Brewers, 4-2 to take a 7  1/2-game lead over Washington in the NL East. Freeman put Atlanta on the board first in the fourth inning with a three-run blast to center. Fried gave up three hits as the Braves won their fifth in a row to move a season-high 21 games over .500.


Royals Drop Soxs

– Jakob Junis  struck out a career-high 10 while limiting the White Sox to one run over seven innings of the Royals’ 5-2 victory. Nicky Lopez drove in a pair of runs and scored twice to help Kansas City prevent Lucas Giolito from getting his 12th win. Giolito entered the game 6-0 with a 2.13 ERA in 10 previous career starts versus the Royals.


Softball Regional Finals

Two area softball teams still have a chance at reaching the Iowa High School State Softball Tournament.

Tonight in Class 2A: 10th ranked Dyersville Beckman will travel to 2nd ranked Durant for the Region 6 championship.

Tomorrow evening in Class 5A, the 11th ranked Hempstead Mustangs will attempt to make it back to back state appearances when the travel to 6th ranked Iowa City High for the Region 5 championship. The Mustangs are 32-and-7 while the Little Hawks are 33-and-7.

You can hear the game tomorrow evening on  AM 1370 KDTH with pregame around 6:50, first pitch at 7. o’clock.

Big 12 Media Days

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – The Big 12 is kicking off its football media days at the home stadium of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys where the league plays its championship game. Oklahoma is again favored in the Big 12 after winning the last four conference titles. Kansas is expected to still be on the other end of the standings. Sooners coach Lincoln Riley and new Jayhawks coach Les Miles are two of the five coaches set to talk Monday. Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell will have his turn tomorrow. The two-day talkfest begins with Commissioner Bob Bowlsby addressing the assembled media.

Djokovic wins Wimbledon again…A’s get Bailey from Royals…1st-time PGA winner

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – Novak Djokovic has won his fifth Wimbledon title, beating eight-time champion Roger Federer in a fifth-set tiebreaker after saving two match points. The top-seeded Serb won 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12, defeating Federer in the final for the third time. He also beat Federer in the final in 2014 and 2015. Djokovic is the first man since 1948 to save championship points in the final and go on to win.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Oakland Athletics have picked up starting pitching help by getting Homer Bailey from the Kansas City Royals for minor league infielder Kevin Merrell. The 33-year-old Bailey has rebounded with the Royals since signing a minor league deal in February, going 7-6 with a 4.80 ERA. Merrell has been playing at Double-A Midland and will report to the Royals’ affiliate at Northwest Arkansas.

SILVIS, Illinois (AP) – Dylan Frittelli picked up his first PGA victory by taking the John Deere Classic by two strokes over Russell Henley. The South African closed with a bogey-free 7-under 64. He finished 21 under for the tournament and earned a spot in this week’s British Open. Frittelli opened with rounds of 66, 68 and 65 to begin Sunday two strokes back.

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) – Sei Young Kim won the Marathon Classic for her second LPGA Tour victory of the season. Kim made five straight birdies in a mid-round burst that highlighted a 6-under 66 for a two-stroke victory over Lexi Thompson. Kim began the birdie run on No. 7 and finished at 22-under 262 at Highland Meadows Golf Club.

AKRON, Ohio (AP) – Retief Goosen birdied the final two holes to win the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship at Firestone Country Club for his first PGA Tour Champions title. The 50-year-old Hall of Famer broke a tie for the lead with a 15-foot putt on the par-4 17th and made a 10-footer on the par-4 18th for a 2-under 68. Goosen ended up two strokes ahead of 65-year-old Jay Haas and Tim Petrovic.

MLB Scoreboard from Sunday (7/14/19)


Final L-A Dodgers 7 Boston 4, 12 Innings


Final N-Y Yankees 4 Toronto 2
Final Tampa Bay 4 Baltimore 1
Final Cleveland 4 Minnesota 3
Final Detroit 12 Kansas City 8
Final Houston 12 Texas 4
Final L-A Angels 6 Seattle 3
Final Oakland 3 Chi White Sox 2


Final Philadelphia 4 Washington 3
Final N-Y Mets 6 Miami 2
Final San Francisco 8 Milwaukee 3
Final St. Louis 5 Arizona 2
Final Chi Cubs 8 Pittsburgh 3
Final Colorado 10 Cincinnati 9
Final Atlanta 4 San Diego 1

Local HS Sports Scores

HS Boys Baseball

Dubuque, Senior 18 , Waterloo, West 7

Dubuque, Senior 8 , Waterloo, West 2

Xavier, Cedar Rapids 1 , Dubuque, Hempstead 0

Xavier, Cedar Rapids 11 , Dubuque, Hempstead 4

HS Girls Softball

Beckman Catholic 10, Northeast 6

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (7/11)

High School Softball

4-A Region 7

  • Wahlert 8, Clinton 3

(The Golden Eagles play at #9 Central Dewitt on Saturday in semis)

  • Western Dubuque 5, Maquoketa 1

(The Bobcats play at 6th ranked West Delaware on Saturday in semis)

Harris Selected for Perfect Game Showcase

Western Dubuque High School catcher Calvin Harris has been selected to the Perfect Game All American Classic on August 11th at PETCO Park in San Diego. Harris who will be a senior this fall at W.D. and is the reigning Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year is one of 28 players selected for the East squad who will meet the West in the contest.

Since the event’s inception in 2003, 215 of the players that have participated in the Perfect Game All American Classic have gone on to become first-round draft picks in the MLB First-Year Amateur Player Draft.

Evelyn Chooses Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Valparaiso graduate transfer Bakari Evelyn has signed with Iowa. Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery says Evelyn will be the first grad transfer to play for him in Iowa City. Evelyn spent the past two seasons playing guard with the Crusaders after starting his career at Nebraska. Evelyn’s presence should help bolster Iowa’s perimeter game. Jordan Bohannon’s status is unclear after offseason hip surgery.

Diaz Leads Following JDC First Round

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) – Roberto Diaz shot a 9-under 62 to take the first-round lead in the John Deere Classic. Playing in the final group of the day off the first tee, Diaz birdied four of the first holes, eagled the par-5 10th and birdied three of the last five in the bogey-free round at TPC Deere Run.

Adam Long and Russell Henley are two behind Diaz, who is winless on the PGA Tour… Zach Johnson shot 1 over 72, Troy Merritt shot 2 over.

Wimbledon men’s semis on tap…Rockets get Westbrook from Thunder for Paul…Marisnick punished

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – A Wimbledon men’s final berth is on the line when second seed Roger Federer and No. 3 Rafael Nadal meet at Centre Court later today. Nadal has won 24 of their previous 39 matches and is 10-3 versus Federer at Wimbledon. The winner takes on either top-ranked Novak Djokovic or No. 23 Robert Bautista Agut  in Sunday’s final.

HOUSTON (AP) – Russell Westbrook and James Harden will be in the Houston Rockets’ backcourt next season, seven years after they played together in the NBA Finals for the Oklahoma City Thunder. A person with knowledge of the situation says the Thunder have traded Westbrook to the Rockets for Chris Paul in a shakeup of top point guards. The person adds that the Thunder also are getting first-round picks in 2024 and 2026, plus the right to swap first-rounders in two other seasons.

NEW YORK (AP) – Jake Marisnick’s home plate collision with Jonathan Lucroy last weekend has earned the Houston Astros outfielder a two-game suspension that he immediately appealed. Lucroy was carted off the field last Sunday at the end of the eighth inning of the Astros’ 11-10, 10-inning win over the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels catcher sustained a concussion and broken nose. Marisnick was called out for colliding with Lucroy and the call was upheld after a crew chief review.

BOSTON (AP) – Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is recovering from a third surgery after experiencing complications resulting from his gunshot wound. Ortiz’s wife, Tiffany, says in a statement Thursday that he is “recovering well and in good spirits.” He had the surgery earlier this week at Massachusetts General Hospital. Ortiz was shot in the back at a bar in the Dominican Republic last month.

NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) – Matt Kuchar  owned a share of the lead heading into the second round of the Scottish Open. Kuchar closed with a bogey that leaves him in a four-way tie with Romain Wattel, Nino Bertasio and Edoardo Molinari. Kuchar eagled two of his first nine holes and reeled off four birdies in a five-hole stretch to get to minus-9 before his late bogey.

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (7/10)

High School Baseball 

  • Wahlert 7, North Scott 4
  • Senior 13, Davenport Central 1
  • Cascade 3, #2 2-A North Linn 2


High School Softball

2A Region 6

  • #10 Dyersville Beckman 4, North Cedar 1
  • Northeast 11, Cascade 1

(Northeast at Beckman tomorrow night at 7 in the regional semi-final)

1A Region 6

  • Don Bosco 4, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 2

Rea Makes All-Star Game Appearance

Cascade native Colin Rea contributed to the Pacific Coast League’s 9-3 victory over the International League at the Triple-A All Star Game in El Paso, Texas last night.  Rea was the second pitcher of the night for the PCL coming in to work a shutout third inning. He gave up one hit, but struck out two of hitters he faced.

Rea is slated to be back on the mound tonight for the Iowa Cubs as they visit Round Rock….he currently is 10-and-2 with an ERA of 3.24.

UNI Hall of Fame

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The 35th UNI Athletics Hall of Fame class has been announced.

The group includes the 2009-10 men’s basketball Sweet-16 team that included former Bellevue Marquette Catholic prep Jordan Eglseder, former women’s basketball coach Tony DiCecco, football great Eddie Berlin, women’s basketball player and national championship coach Kris Huffman, wrestling national champion Don Parker and outstanding track athlete Diana Leftridge.

Three-time wrestling All-American Dr. Justin Greenlee is the 2019 recipient of the Merlin Taylor Academic Hall of Fame Award and longtime Panther supporter and Panther Scholarship Club Executive Committee Member Stan Lorenz will be honored with the Dr. Jitu Kothari Meritorious Service Award.

The 2018 Hall of Fame ceremony will take place Sat., Sept. 21.

ISU Picked for 3rd

IRVING, Texas (AP) – Iowa State has been selected to finish 3rd in the Big 12 football race this fall. Oklahoma is the favorite to win another Big 12 title, according to the conference’s preseason media poll released yesterday. The Sooners have won the league the last four years. Texas was picked second by media covering the league. The top two teams meet in the conference championship game on Dec. 7. TCU and Oklahoma State rounded out the top five.

Serena back on court…Thompson inks Warriors package…NBA deals with a heady subject

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – Serena Williams continues her quest for a 24th Grand Slam title and eighth at Wimbledon when she meets Barbora Strycova  in the semifinals today. Williams needs one more major title to equal the record set by Margaret Court. The first women’s semifinal match of the day will have Former No. 1 Simona Halep  against Elina Svitolina.

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Klay Thompson has signed his five-year deal with the Golden State Warriors, a package worth nearly $190 million. It’s the largest free-agent contract agreed to this summer, although he will miss part of next season while recovering from a torn ACL. Thompson has averaged at least 20 points each of the last five years and scored 21.5 per game while hitting 40% of his 3-point attempts this past season.

LAS VEGAS (AP) – NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says there was discussion at the board of governors meeting yesterday about finding a way to remedy the draft day problem of players wearing hats of teams that had already traded their rights. Because of league rules involving the moratorium on player moves, drafted players have been unable to be introduced by their actual franchise for more than two weeks. Several ideas are under discussion, including changing the rules about how and when draft-night trades can be announced.

UNDATED (AP) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Ryan Smith has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancers. Smith is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games. He will be allowed to return to the team Sept. 30, after Tampa Bay’s Week 4 game at the Los Angeles Rams.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) – The Vancouver Canucks have acquired one of the top scorers still available on the free agent market by giving Michael Ferland a four-year deal worth about $14 million. Ferland was an unrestricted free agent after putting up 40 points in 71 games for Carolina this past season. He previously played four years in Calgary, scoring a career-high 21 goals in the 2017-18 season.

AL tops NL again…MLB commissioner says no evidence of juiced balls…Men’s quarters at Wimbledon

CLEVELAND (AP) – Joey Gallo belted a solo homer and American League pitchers combined to strike out 16 batters in a 4-3 victory over the National League in the All-Star Game last night at Cleveland. Game MVP Shane Bieber struck out the side in the fifth before Liam Hendriks and Aroldis Chapman each recorded three strikeouts in their one inning of work. The AL has won the last seven midsummer classics and leads the overall series, 45-43 with two ties.

CLEVELAND (AP) – Commissioner Rob Manfred says Major League Baseball has been unable to find any changes in the manufacturing process of balls. Manfred also insists that MLB has given no direction toward the alteration of baseball and denies that owners want to see more home runs. Astros hurler Justin Verlander is among several pitchers who have intimated recently that the balls are juiced, but Manfred countered yesterday by saying “manipulation of the baseball is a great conspiracy theory.”

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – Today’s Wimbledon schedule is highlighted by men’s quarterfinal action after Serena Williams, Barbora Strycova , Simona Halep  and Elina Svitolina  advanced to the women’s semifinals yesterday. Top seed Novak Djokovic  gets things started on Centre Court against David Goffin before second seed Roger Federer takes on Kei Nishikori . Third seed Rafael Nadal faces unseeded American Sam Querrey after Guido Pella battles Roberto Bautista-Agut .

LAS VEGAS (AP) – The NBA is giving coaches the right to challenge one call per game next season on a one-year trial basis. Coaches may challenge a personal foul charged to their team, a called out-of-bounds violation, a goaltending violation or a basket-interference violation. Also, instant replay can now be triggered by game officials working in the review center in Secaucus, New Jersey, without the involvement of the on-court refereeing crew.

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) – Safety Glover Quin has announced he’s retiring after 10 NFL seasons spent with the Detroit Lions and Houston Texans. Quin started every game for nine straight years after starting in 12 games as a rookie in 2009 with the Texans. He had an NFL-high seven interceptions in 2014 with the Lions and 24 interceptions during his career.

Area Scoreboard from Monday (7/8)

High School Baseball

  • Wahlert split at Cedar Rapids Washington losing 12-2 and winning 10-0.
  • Hempstead swept Iowa City High 5-0 and 8-3
  • Senior lost twice to Cedar Rapids Kennedy 12-2 and 7-6.
  • #3 Western Dubuque split with Cedar Rapids Jefferson losing 2-0 and winning 10-5
  • Cascade 7, Durant 2 (Cascade claims River Valley North title)
  • Bellevue split with Midland losing 5-4 then winning 10-6

High School Softball

  • #11 Hempstead sweeps Linn-Mar 4-1 and 7-5 (Mustangs now 31-7)
  • Senior beat Waterloo East twice 11-1 and 5-4.
  • Wahlert defeats Waterloo West twice
  • Western Dubuque split with Cedar Falls winning 7-3 and losing 6-4 (12)

Class 2A Region 6

  • Maquoketa Valley 11, Bellevue 2
  • North Cedar 11, Clayton Ridge 4 (North Cedar at Dyersville Beckman on Wednesday)


Class 1A Region 6

  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 6, Midland 3 (Marquette Catholic meets Don Bosco tomorrow evening)

Mets rookie Alonso wins derby…Wimbledon women’s quarters on tap…Soccer champs back home

CLEVELAND (AP) – Toronto Blue Jays rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. set a Home Run Derby record by slamming 91 in the three rounds, but he lost the $1 million first prize when New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso went deep on his final swing. Guerrero belted 29 home runs in the first round and bettered that mark by hitting 40 in overtime to beat Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson. Alonso won each of his rounds in walk-off fashion, beating first baseman Carlos Santana and Atlanta outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr.

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – The women’s quarterfinal matches highlight today’s women’s schedule, beginning with 11th seed Serena Williams taking on fellow American Alison Riske. Williams advanced with yesterday’s 6-2, 6-2 win over Carla Suarez Navarro, and Riske moved on by shocking top-ranked Ash Barty, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. Today’s other matches have Barbora Strycova against Johanna Konta, Simona Halep versus Shuai Zhang and Elina Svitolina taking on Karolina Muchova.

NEWARK, N.Y. (AP) – The U.S. Women’s national team has arrived home following their World Cup win against the Netherlands. The soccer team, which won its record fourth Women’s World Cup title, touched down at Newark Liberty International Airport at about 4:30 p.m. Monday where they were met with cheers and a banner saying “Congratulations Team USA!” The team will be showered tomorrow with a ticker-tape parade up lower Manhattan’s Canyon of Heroes.

UNDATED (AP) (AP) – Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton says sexual assault allegations against him are not backed up by facts and are designed to attract media attention. Walton made his comments in a court brief filed last week in response to a lawsuit by former sportscaster Kelli Tennant. She has said Walton attacked her in 2014 when he was an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors, but she was too afraid to file charges.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – The San Jose Sharks have re-signed 23-year-old forward Kevin Labanc to a one-year, $1 million contract. The 23-year-old Labanc set career highs with 17 goals, 39 assists and 56 points last season before helping the Sharks reach the Western Conference final. He became the first player in NHL history to record four points in a single period in a Game 7 of a playoff series.

Week 7 Iowa High School Baseball Rankings

The 7th weekly Iowa High School baseball rankings have been released and it’s the final rankings of the season for Class 1-A and 2-A with their post season starting later this week.

In Class 4-A, Western Dubuque remains ranked 3rd. The other Mississippi Valley Conference teams ranked are Iowa City West 2nd and Linn-Mar 9th. Cedar Rapids Xavier is still top ranked in 3-A.

In Class 2-A, Dyersville Beckman is the only other area team ranked with the Blazers still rated 8th this week.  Wilton is number one in the final poll. In Class 1-A Newman Catholic of Mason City is the top ranked team.

The complete list of rankings: https://iowahsbca.net/

ISU’s Haliburton a Gold Medalist

HERAKLION, Greece – Iowa State sophomore Tyrese Haliburton and his USA Basketball teammates are Gold medalists after defeating Mali, 93-79, Sunday at the FIBA U19 World Cup in Greece. Haliburton was named to the tournament’s All-Star Five.

Haliburton finished the game with six points, eight assists, four rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot. He was 3-for-4 from the field.

In the tournament, Haliburton averaged 7.9 points and 6.9 assists. He shot 68.9 percent from the field and made 10-of-18 three-pointers.

US keeps WWC title…Surgery possible for Arrieta…Yelich replaced by Chapman in HR derby

LYON, France. (AP) – Goals by Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle carried the U.S. to a 2-0 win over the Netherlands in Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final at Lyon, France. The game was scoreless until Rapinoe converted a penalty kick in the 61st minute, eight minutes before Lavelle doubled the lead. It’s the second straight World Cup title for the Americans, and a record fourth overall.

NEW YORK (AP) – Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta  has bone spurs in his right elbow and will be checked during the All-Star break to see whether surgery is needed. Arrieta gave up a season-high 11 hits over just 4 1/3 innings of Saturday’s 6-5 loss to the New York Mets. Arrieta hinted after the game that he was having physical problems.

UNDATED (AP) – Reigning NL MVP and Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich has pulled out of Monday’s All-Star Home Run Derby with a back injury and will be replaced by Oakland Athletics slugger Matt Chapman. Yelich leads the majors with 31 home runs but has dealt with back issues at times throughout the first half. Yelich had been practicing for the showcase and broke a window on a houseboat outside PNC Park earlier this week while preparing.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – NASCAR driver Justin Haley has earned a victory in just his third career Cup start. Haley won the rain-postponed, rain-shortened race at Daytona, inheriting the lead after a 17-car accident decimated the field and before a lightning strike forced NASCAR to stop the race. Clint Bowyer  hit Austin Dillon from behind near the start of the third stage, creating the multi-car wreck and allowing Haley to sail past.

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) – Matthew Wolff is celebrating his first PGA victory just six weeks after capturing the NCAA title. Wolff made a 26-foot putt from the fringe for an eagle on the final hole to win the 3M Open at 21 under par, beating Collin Morikawa and Bryson DeChambeau by one stroke. The 20-year-old Wolff sank the dramatic eagle putt minutes before watching Morikawa just miss his eagle attempt from 22 feet.

MLB Scores from Sunday (7/7)


Final Cleveland 11 Cincinnati 1
Final Washington 5 Kansas City 2
Final Chi White Sox 3 Chi Cubs 1


Final Toronto 6 Baltimore 1
Final Tampa Bay 2 N-Y Yankees 1
Final Boston 6 Detroit 3
Final Houston 11 L-A Angels 10, 10 Innings
Final Texas 4 Minnesota 1, 11 Innings
Final Oakland 7 Seattle 4


Final Philadelphia 8 N-Y Mets 3
Final Atlanta 4 Miami 3
Final Pittsburgh 6 Milwaukee 5
Final San Francisco 1 St. Louis 0
Final Arizona 5 Colorado 3
Final San Diego 5 L-A Dodgers 3

Saturday MLB Scorecard and Sunday Schedule


Final Washington 6 Kansas City 0
Final Cleveland 7 Cincinnati 2
Final Chi Cubs 6 Chi White Sox 3


Final Minnesota 7 Texas 4
Final Baltimore 8 Toronto 1
Final Tampa Bay 4 N-Y Yankees 3
Final Boston 10 Detroit 6
Final Houston 4 L-A Angels 0
Final Seattle 6 Oakland 3


Final Pittsburgh 12 Milwaukee 2
Final Miami 5 Atlanta 4
Final N-Y Mets 6 Philadelphia 5
Final San Francisco 8 St. Louis 4
Final Arizona 4 Colorado 2
Final San Diego 3 L-A Dodgers 1


Cleveland at Cincinnati 1:10 p.m.
Kansas City at Washington 1:35 p.m.
Chi Cubs at Chi White Sox 2:10 p.m.


Baltimore at Toronto 1:07 p.m.
N-Y Yankees at Tampa Bay 1:10 p.m.
Boston at Detroit 1:10 p.m.
L-A Angels at Houston 2:10 p.m.
Texas at Minnesota 2:10 p.m.
Oakland at Seattle 4:10 p.m.


Philadelphia at N-Y Mets 1:10 p.m.
Miami at Atlanta 1:20 p.m.
Milwaukee at Pittsburgh 1:35 p.m.
St. Louis at San Francisco 4:05 p.m.
Colorado at Arizona 4:10 p.m.
San Diego at L-A Dodgers 4:10 p.m.


National Sports Update

UNDATED (AP) – Kawhi Leonard has told the Raptors that he will be signing with the Clippers, and Danny Green announced subsequently that he will be leaving Toronto for a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. Meanwhile, the Heat completed a four-team trade to acquire forward Jimmy Butler from Philadelphia on a four-year, $142 million contract. Miami also gets Meyers Leonard from Portland and cash from the Clippers.

UNDATED (AP) – The Portland Trail Blazers have signed All-Star point guard Damian Lillard to a four-year extension that would be worth $196 million if he exercises the final year of the deal in 2024-25. Nikola Vucevic has inked his four-year, $100 million contract with the Orlando Magic, who also inked Terrence Ross to a four-year, $54 million package. The Milwaukee Bucks have sent Malcolm Brogdon to the Indiana Pacers as part of a sign-and-trade that netted the former rookie of the year a four-year, $85 million deal.

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – Serena Williams hit serves at up to 120 mph, never faced break point and earned a 6-3, 6-4 victory over No. 18 Julia Goerges to advance to the fourth round at Wimbledon. Other winners on the women’s side Saturday include top seed Ash Barty and No. 6 Petra Kvitova. Men’s second seed Roger Federer and No. 3 Rafael Nadal were straight sets-winners to join unseeded Americans Sam Querrey and Tennys Sandgren in the fourth round.

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) – There’s a three-way tie for the lead through three rounds of the PGA’s 3M Open in Minnesota. Matthew Wolff fired a 9-under 62 to pull even with Collin Morikawa and Bryson DeChambeau at 15 under in the inaugural event at TPC Twin Cities. The 20-year-old Wolff won the NCAA individual title on Memorial Day and is playing in his third event since turning pro. Morikawa shot a 64, while DeChambeau had a 70 after opening the round with a two-stroke edge.

DAYTONA, Fla. (AP) – Saturday night’s race at Daytona International Speedway was postponed because of persistent poor weather and has been rescheduled for Sunday afternoon. The field was set by points once qualifying was washed out. Joey Logano is scheduled to start on the front row alongside Kyle Busch.

Local and National Sports Updates

Local Sports Updates

Softball scores from yesterday: 12th ranked Dubuque Hempstead earned a sweep in their doubleheader against Cedar Rapids Washington. Game 1: Dubuque Hempstead 14, Cedar Rapids Washington. Game 2: Dubuque Hempstead 14, Cedar Rapids Washington 1

Other softball scores: Western Dubuque 5, Beckman Catholic 4

High school baseball scores from yesterday: The Cedar Rapids Xavier Saints earned a sweep over Dubuque Wahlert in a doubleheader yesterday, winning 11-0 (6 innings) in game one, and 15-6 in game two.

National Sports Updates

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Lorenzo Cain delivered a go-ahead RBI single off Pittsburgh closer Felipe Vázquez in the top of the 10th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers recovered after blowing a five-run lead in the ninth to edge the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-6. Pittsburgh trailed 6-1 going into the ninth but rallied to tie it. Starling Marte’s sacrifice fly got Pittsburgh going. All-Star first baseman Josh Bell followed two batters later with a three-run shot off Delios Guerra to get Pittsburgh within one.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Kris Bryant hit his 17th homer and the Chicago Cubs erupted following manager Joe Maddon’s fourth-inning ejection, routing the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-3 to stop a four-game losing streak. Bryant tied a season high with four hits, including a first-inning shot to the seats in right-center off Jordan Lyles. Robel Garcia finished a double short of the cycle in his first major league start.

CHICAGO (AP) – Niko Goodrum lined a two-run homer in Detroit’s five-run sixth inning, Matthew Boyd struck out 13 to tie a career high and the Tigers topped the Chicago White Sox 11-5. Miguel Cabrera added a 454-foot solo shot and doubled, and Jeimer Candelario also homered. John Hicks and Nicholas Castellanos each had two RBIs as Detroit rebounded after being swept in doubleheader on Wednesday to win for just the second time in its past 13 games.

Former New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi is recovering in a Massachusetts hospital following a second stroke. His family says in a statement the 46-year-old suffered the stroke Thursday and immediately recognized the warning signs of arm weakness, face drooping and speech difficulties. Bruschi was admitted to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, where his family said Friday he was “recovering well.” Bruschi had a stroke in February 2005 just days after the Patriots won the Super Bowl and learned he had a congenital heart defect that produced a hole in his heart.

Rea Stellar Again

In case you missed it from Wednesday…Cascade native Colin Rea continued his stellar season for the Iowa Cubs in their 5-2 victory at San Antonio. Rea earned his 10th win on the mound by allowing only two runs on two hits while striking out six and walking three in 6 1/3 innings. Rea will be playing in the Triple-A All Star Game Wednesday night in El Paso, Texas.

Gustafson Named Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa graduate Megan Gustafson has been named the 2018-19 Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year. Gustafson is the first Iowa student since 1994 to win the award. She ended her career as the most decorated Hawkeye in program history and was the consensus national player of the year. Gustafson owns 16 Iowa school records, including career marks for points (2,804) and rebounds (1,460).

Yanks’ Torres now an All-Star…Joker highlights Wimbledon slate…Piercy leads 3M Open

UNDATED (AP) – New York Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres is the latest player added to the American League All-Star team for Tuesday’s game in Cleveland. Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe (low) was added to the roster Wednesday in place of Tommy La Stella, but Lowe has been placed on the injured list after fouling a ball off his right shin on Tuesday. Torres becomes the fourth addition to the AL squad after hitting .298 with 19 home runs and 50 RBIs in his first 78 games of the season.

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – Men’s top seed Novak Djokovic  will try to advance to the fourth round at Wimbledon when he takes on Hubert Hurkacz today. Fourth seed Kevin Anderson is part of today’s schedule, as are women’s third seed Karolina Pliskova, seventh seed Simona Halep  and No. 8 Elina Svitolina . Fifteen-year-old American Coco Gauff continues her unexpected run with a match against Polona Hercog.

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) – Scott Piercy birdied eight of his final 11 holes for a 9-under 62 and the first-round lead at the inaugural 3M Open in Blaine, Minn. Piercy is seeking his fifth career tour win and first since the 2018 Zurich Classic. Adam Hadwin and Hideki Matsuyama (hih-DEH’-kee maht-soo-YAH’-mah) are each two shots back at the TPC Twin Cities, one ahead of Brian Harman, Sungjae Im, Patton Kizzire and Sam Saunders.

ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) – China’s Yu Liu broke her personal best with a 10-under 62 that gave her a one-shot lead among early starters in the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. Liu shot a career-low 63 a year ago in the second round of the same Thornberry Creek tournament. She is just ahead of Yealimi Noh and Jeongeun Lee. Another shot back was a group that included Anna Nordqvist and Shanshan Feng.

MIAMI (AP) – Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton suffered multiple injuries in a car crash that required his left arm to be amputated. The Florida Highway Patrol says the Ford F250 Norton was driving crashed into a concrete barrier and overturned early Thursday on State Road 836 near Miami. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews rendered aid to 22-year-old Norton, who was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.

MLB Scores and Regional Recaps from Thursday (7/4)


Final St. Louis 5 Seattle 4


Final Cleveland 8 Kansas City 4
Final Detroit 11 Chi White Sox 5
Final Oakland 7 Minnesota 2
Final N-Y Yankees 8 Tampa Bay 4, 10 Innings
Final Boston 8 Toronto 7
Final Texas 9 L-A Angels 3


Final Washington 5 Miami 2
Final Cincinnati 1 Milwaukee 0
Final Chi Cubs 11 Pittsburgh 3
Final Atlanta 12 Philadelphia 6
Final L-A Dodgers 5 San Diego 1


Cubs Snap Losing Streak

– Kris Bryant hit his 17th homer and the Chicago Cubs erupted following manager Joe Maddon’s fourth-inning ejection, routing the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-3 to stop a four-game losing streak. Bryant tied a season high with four hits, including a first-inning shot to the seats in right-center off Jordan Lyles. Robel Garcia finished a double short of the cycle in his first major league start.


Brewers Blanked by Reds

– Luis Castillo struck out nine while pitching one-hit ball into the eighth inning, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the slumping Milwaukee Brewers 1-0. Cincinnati won for the fourth time in five games. Jesse Winker went 3 for 3 and scored the only run on Yasiel Puig’s first-inning single.


Cardinals in Another Comeback Over Seattle

– Matt Wieters and Dexter Fowler homered, Tommy Edman came through with another key hit, and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied for a 5-4 win over the Seattle Mariners. Wieters hit a solo shot in the third inning and Fowler added a two-run drive in the fourth. Daniel Ponce de Leon got his first major league win, and Carlos Martinez worked the ninth for his third save.


White Sox Pounded by Tigers

Niko Goodrum lined a two-run homer in Detroit’s five-run sixth inning, Matthew Boyd struck out 13 to tie a career high and the Tigers topped the Chicago White Sox 11-5. Miguel Cabrera added a 454-foot solo shot and doubled, and Jeimer Candelario also homered. John Hicks and Nicholas Castellanos each had two RBIs as Detroit rebounded after being swept in doubleheader on Wednesday to win for just the second time in its past 13 games.


Twins Falter Against A’s

– Marcus Semien belted a grand slam and a solo shot in the Athletics’ 7-2 victory against the Twins. Semien sent the first pitch from Mike Morin over the wall in left-center during the eighth inning for his fourth career grand slam. Chris Herrmann had a career-high four hits and Wei-Chung Wang pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief for his first career win in 34 appearances over three big league seasons.

National Scorecard



N-Y  Yankees      5    N-Y  Mets      1

Houston              4    Colorado      2

St.  Louis          5    Seattle        2


Chi  White  Sox      7    Detroit              5

Toronto                  6    Boston                3

Baltimore              9    Tampa  Bay          6

L-A  Angels            6    Texas                  2

Chi  White  Sox      9    Detroit              6,  12  Innings

Cleveland              4    Kansas  City      0

Minnesota              4    Oakland              3,  12  Innings


Washington            3    Miami                    1

Pittsburgh            6    Chi  Cubs              5

Cincinnati            3    Milwaukee            0

Atlanta                  9    Philadelphia      2

San  Francisco      7    San  Diego            5

L-A  Dodgers          5    Arizona                4,  10  Innings



N-Y  Liberty      84    Seattle      83

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (7/2)

High School Baseball

  • #8 2-A Dyersville Beckman 3, Wahlert 2
  • Hempstead 7, Davenport Central 5
  • Western Dubuque 9, Williamsburg 0 (at Veterans Stadium in Cedar Rapids)
  • Cascade 7, North Cedar 0


High School Softball 

  • #12 Hempstead 16, Iowa City West 0 (2nd game ppd)
  • Iowa City Liberty 5, Wahlert 2 (2nd game ppd)
  • Senior lost twice to #5 5A Iowa City High 9-3 and 4-3 (game 2 shortened to 5 innings because of weather)
  • Cascade 11, North Cedar 8

4-A and 3-A Baseball Brackets Announced

The pairings for the 4-A Substate and 3-A District high school baseball tournament were announced yesterday with first round games to be played on Friday, July 19th.

In Class 4-A Substate 4: Western Dubuque is the top seed and will host Waterloo East.  Number two seed Hempstead will host 5th seed Davenport North at Petrakis Park, and Senior the 4 seed will travel to 3rd seed Davenport Central. The top remaining seed from the three games gets a bye and will host the substate final game on Wednesday, July 24th.  The other two winners will play in the second round on Monday, July 22nd at the home of the highest seed.

In Class 3-A: Wahlert will play in a District 6 first round doubleheader at Maquoketa. The Golden Eagles will play the 5 o’clock game against Vinton-Shellsburg, the other game has Maquoketa meeting Benton Community. The winners meet for the District Final for the right to advance to the Substate 4 Final and play the District 7 champion. The teams in District 7 include Dewitt Central, Anamosa, Independence, and West Delaware.

Class 4-A Pairings: https://www.iahsaa.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/4A-Baseball-Substate-7.2.19.pdf

Class 3-A, 2-A, and 1-A Pairings: https://apps.iahsaa.org/secure/brackets.php?sport=bs

US to defend title…Mets take first in Subway Series…Warriors personnel moves…Nadal, Federer and S. Williams Advance

LYON, France (AP) – The United States squad is headed once again to the Women’s World Cup final thanks to a 2-1 win over England on Tuesday. Alex Morgan scored the go-ahead goal and Alyssa Naeher preserved the victory by smothering a late penalty kick. The top-ranked Americans will now face the winner of Wednesday’s semifinal between the Netherlands and Sweden.


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – A person with knowledge of the details says the Golden State Warriors are adding Willie Cauley-Stein and Glenn Robinson III, along with re-signing center Kevon Looney. The moves continue a busy offseason for the Warriors, who lost Kevin Durant to the Brooklyn Nets but are keeping Klay Thompson.


WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – Playing his first match since winning his 12th French Open title, Rafael Nadal had little trouble in making the switch from clay back to grass. Nadal began his search for a third Wimbledon title by beating Japanese qualifier Yuichi Sugita 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 to reach the second round.  Also yesterday Roger Federer shrugged off an early deficit to beat Lloyd Harris of South Africa 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 on Centre Court as he began his search for a record-extending ninth Wimbledon title.  In women’s action, Serena Williams opened her bid for a 24th Grand Slam title with a straight-set victory on Centre Court at Wimbledon. The seven-time champion at the All England Club beat Giulia Gatto-Monticone of Italy 6-2, 7-5.

MLB Scores from Tuesday (7/2)


Final N-Y Mets 4 N-Y Yankees 2
Final Houston 9 Colorado 8
Final Seattle 5 St. Louis 4


Final Boston 10 Toronto 6
Final Tampa Bay 6 Baltimore 3
Final L-A Angels 9 Texas 4
Final Cleveland 9 Kansas City 5
Final Oakland 8 Minnesota 6
Detroit at Chi White Sox , postponed


Final Washington 3 Miami 2
Final Pittsburgh 5 Chi Cubs 1
Final Cincinnati 5 Milwaukee 4, 11 Innings
Final Philadelphia 2 Atlanta 0
Final L-A Dodgers 5 Arizona 4
Final San Francisco 10 San Diego 4

Area Scoreboard from Monday (7/1)

High School Baseball

  • Hempstead beat Iowa City Liberty twice 7-2 and 7-6 (8). Games moved from Dubuque to Mt. Mercy in Cedar Rapids.
  • Wahlert lost twice at #2 4A Iowa City West 12-2 and 13-0. Games moved to Iowa City due wet field at Petrakis Park.
  • #3 Western Dubuque splits at Iowa City High, losing the first game 1-0 then the Bobcats 7-4 in the 2nd Contests moved to Iowa City due to storm damage at Farley Park.
  • Senior dropped both games to #1 3A Xavier 13-1 and 6-5.
  • #8 2A Dyersvillle Beckman split at #4 3A Marion losing 12-5 and winning 7-5.
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic lost twice to North Linn 11-5, 9-8.
  • South Winneshiek 15, Clayton Ridge/Central 0


High School Softball

  • Midland 9, Bellevue 4
  • #10 2A Dyersville Beckman split with Marion winning 6-4 and losing 5-1.
  • Maquoketa lost twice at #13 4A Central Dewitt 5-0 and 8-3.

Angels game postponed following death of Skaggs…Thompson stays with Warriors

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Last night’s Texas Rangers-Los Angeles Angels game was postponed following the death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs at age 27. Skaggs was with the team in Texas when he was found unresponsive in his hotel room. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said they are investigating, but no foul play is suspected at this time.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Golden State Warriors All-Star guard Klay Thompson has announced on Instagram that he is staying in the Bay Area. He is expected to sign a five-year max contract for $190 million when the NBA free agent moratorium period ends, remaining with Golden State just as he had hoped all along. Thompson had been scheduled for surgery this past week for a torn ACL in his left knee after he was injured during a Game 6 loss to the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Finals.

UNDATED (AP) – The Miami Heat have acquired Jimmy Butler from the Philadelphia 76ers as part of a four-team swap with the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers. The Heat also receive Meyers Leonard, the Blazers get Hassan Whiteside, the Clippers pick up Moe Harkless and a future first-round pick, and the 76ers acquire Josh Richardson.


WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – Fifteen-year-old American Coco Gauff pulled off one of the two biggest stunners on opening day at Wimbledon by defeating seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams. The youngest competitor to qualify at the All England Club in the professional era pulled off a 6-4, 6-4 victory over the 39-year-old Williams, the oldest player in the women’s field. Women’s second seed and defending U.S. Open and Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka dropped a 7-6, 6-2 decision to Yulia Putintseva.

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Rangers picked up the NHL’s most coveted unrestricted free agent on the market by working out a seven-year, $81.5 million deal with forward Artemi Panarin. The 27-year-old Panarin had 28 goals and 59 assists for Columbus last season. The Blue Jackets also lost goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to the Florida Panthers and forward Matt Duchene to the Nashville Predators.

MONTREAL (AP) – The Montreal Canadiens made a headline-grabbing move on the first day of NHL free agency, signing Carolina forward Sebastian Aho  to a five-year, $42.27 million offer sheet. As part of the offer, cash-rich Montreal is offering an $11.3 million lump sum payment within a week of Aho’s signing and another for $9.87 million next July 1. The Hurricanes have seven days to decide whether to match the offer, work out a deal involving Aho or take Montreal’s first-, second- and third-round pick in 2020 as compensation.

MLB Scores and Regional Recaps from Monday (7/1)


Final Toronto 11 Kansas City 4
Final Tampa Bay 6 Baltimore 3
L-A Angels at Texas, postponed


Final Pittsburgh 18 Chi Cubs 5
Final Milwaukee 8 Cincinnati 6
Final San Francisco 13 San Diego 2


Big 7th Lifts Brewers Over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) – Christian Yelich  singled with the bases loaded and belted his major league-leading 30th homer as the Milwaukee Brewers downed the Reds, 8-6 at Cincinnati. Milwaukee sent 10 batters to the plate for five runs in the seventh inning before Yelich added a two-run blast in the ninth. The Reds led 3-1 until the seventh-inning eruption.


Bell and Pirates Pound Cubs

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Brewers lead the NL Central by one game over Chicago after Josh Bell slammed three more homers in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 18-5 thrashing of the Cubs. Bell belted a three-run shot off Adbert Alzolay in the first, added a two-run shot off the Cubs rookie in the second and finished off a four-hit, seven-RBI night by going deep against newly-signed Chicago closer Craig Kimbrel in the eighth. Adam Frazier finished 5 for 6 and tied a major-league record with four doubles. Colin Moran collected a career-high five hits for the Pirates.

Fitzpatrick, Schroeder of Loras Selected to USA D-3 Brazil Tour

Two women’s basketball players from Loras College have been selected to represent the United States in Brazil beginning next week as members of the USA D-3 Women’s Basketball Team-Brazil Tour 2019.  Former Bellevue Marquette Catholic prep Marissa Schroeder and Kari Fitzpatrick, have been selected by USA Sports Tours and Events to the ten player squad.

Following the team orientation in Orlando, Florida next Monday, the women will travel to Rio and begin a four-game slate against the U22 teams from Jundai and Sao Paulo, comprised of players in the professional team’s pipeline.

Schroeder and Fitzpatrick will be juniors at Loras, last season leading Loras to a 22-and-6 record and a trip to the NCAA Tournament.

Statz WFCA Hall of Fame Inductee

A former Platteville High School football coach has been announced as an inductee into the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Scott Statz  is being honored as a head and assistant by the WFCA and is one of 10 new coaches being recognized during the association’s annual banquet in April.

As a head coach at Platteville, Statz compiled a 95–52 record in 14 seasons from 2001 until 2014 , led the Hillmen to three conference titles and 11 playoff berths. His 2013 team finished state runners up in Division 4.


Bobcats and Blazers in IHSBBCA Weekly Rankings

Western Dubuque has slipped one spot in the latest Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association rankings just released. The Bobcats are now ranked 3rd in Class

4-A. There are three other Mississippi Valley teams in the rankings with Iowa City West now 2nd with Linn-Mar 5th and Cedar Rapids Xavier still top ranked in Class 3-A. Dyersville Beckman is the only other area team in the rankings with the Blazers still 8th in the 2-A poll.

Complete list: https://www.iowahsbca.net/

Durant bolts Warriors for Nets…Bucks keep Middleton, Lopez…Bowman gets first Cup win

UNDATED (AP) – Kevin Durant became the first marquee All-Star to switch teams when the NBA free-agent period began yesterday. Durant says on Instagram that he has worked out a max deal of four years and about $164 million with the Brooklyn Nets. The All-Star forward could have gotten five years and $221 million from the Golden State Warriors if he stayed with them.

UNDATED (AP) – The Milwaukee Bucks have hung onto two of their key components of a lineup that finished first overall in the NBA last season. Khris Middleton plans to agree to a five-year deal worth nearly $179 million to remain with the Bucks. Milwaukee says it is keeping center Brook Lopez after working out a deal that ESPN says is worth $52 million over four years.

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) – Alex Bowman has raced to his first career NASCAR Cup Series victory, leading a Hendrick Motorsports performance that saw the team place four drivers among the top 11. Kyle Larson put together another memorable run a year after he lost an epic last-lap duel with Kyle Busch on the same track. Larson passed Bowman with about seven laps left, but Bowman quickly regained the lead and smartly navigated his way to the finish. Joey Logano finished third, followed by Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski.

DETROIT (AP) – Nate Lashley has managed to pull off a wire-to-wire win at the PGA’s Rocket Mortgage Classic only after getting into the field as an alternate Wednesday. Lashley closed with a 2-under 70 for a 25-under total and a six-stroke victory over Monday qualifier Doc Redman. The 353rd ranked player in the world picked up his first victory despite failing to originally qualify for the tournament.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – Steve Stricker’s U.S. Senior Open debut was one for the record book. He closed with a 1-under 69 for a six-stroke victory over Jerry Kelly and David Toms. Stricker set the 72-hole tournament record with a 19-under 261, three better than the previous mark set by Kenny Perry at Salem Country Club two years ago. The 52-year-old Stricker won a PGA Tour Champions major for the second time this year.

MLB Scoreboard and Regional Recaps from Sunday (6/30)


Final    Washington      2    Detroit      1

                  AMERICAN  LEAGUE    

Final    N-Y  Yankees        12    Boston              8

Final    Cleveland              2    Baltimore        0

Final    Kansas  City          7    Toronto            6

Final    Tampa  Bay              6    Texas                2

Final    Chi  White  Sox      4    Minnesota        3

Final    Houston                  6    Seattle            1

Final    Oakland                12    L-A  Angels      3

                  NATIONAL  LEAGUE

Final    Cincinnati            8    Chi  Cubs          6

Final    Philadelphia      13    Miami                6

Final    Milwaukee              2    Pittsburgh      1

Final    L-A  Dodgers        10    Colorado          5

Final    San  Francisco    10    Arizona            4

Final    St.  Louis              5    San  Diego        3,  11  Innings

Final    N-Y  Mets                8    Atlanta            5


Brewers Win-Pull Into 1st Place Tie

– The Brewers pulled out a 2-1 win over the Pirates on a tiebreaking homer by Eric Thames in the eighth inning. Zach Davies allowed one run and six hits in 5 1/3 innings after compiling an 8.10 ERA over his previous four starts. Davies also singled home the tying run in the fourth inning before Thames put Milwaukee back into a first-place tie with the Cubs in the NL Central.

Cubs Fall Drop Finale in Cinncy

– Eugenio  Suarez crushed a three-run homer and Anthony DeSclafani pitched six scoreless innings to send the Reds past the Cubs, 8-6. Phillip Ervin and Nick Senzel drove in two runs each to help Cincinnati beat Jon Lester for the first time in eight starts. Jason Heyward belted a three-run homer for the Cubs, who have dropped three of four and finished June 14-15, their first losing month since May 2017.


Behind Giolito, Soxs Top Twins

– Lucas Giolito picked up his major league-leading 11th victory by allowing one hit over five innings of the White Sox’ 4-3 victory against the Twins. Yoan Moncada belted a two-run homer as he and Jose Abreu had three hits apiece for the White Sox, who won two of three against the AL Central leaders. Nelson Cruz homered for the Twins, who had won eight of nine against Chicago.


Cards Avoid Sweep in San Diego

– The Cardinals beat the Padres, 5-3 on Matt Wieters’ two-run homer in the 11th inning. St. Louis trailed 3-0 and was in danger of its sixth straight loss before Yairo Munoz delivered a two-run double in the sixth to spark the comeback. Manny Machado hit a two-run home run in the fourth, giving the Padres three players with at least 20.