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Final Philadelphia 120 Brooklyn 116
Final Boston 92 Orlando 83
Final OT Toronto 122 Dallas 115
Final Oklahoma City 116 L.A. Clippers 108
Final Sacramento 98 Golden State 93
Final Miami 92 L.A. Lakers 91


Final Washington 6 N-Y Islanders 3
Final (OT) Ottawa 3 Dallas 2
Final Nashville 2 Colorado 2
Final San Jose 2 Calgary 2
Final Detroit 0 Anaheim 0
Final Minnesota 4 Vegas 2.


First Round
Final Purdue 74 Cal St.-Fullerton 48
Final Butler 79 Arkansas 62
Final Marshall 81 Wichita St. 75
Final West Virginia 85 Murray St. 68
Final Xavier 102 Texas Southern 83
Final Florida St.67 Missouri 54
Final Texas A&M 73 Providence 69
Final North Carolina 84 Lipscomb 66
Final Auburn 62 Coll. of Charleston 58
Final Clemson 79 Mexico St. 68
Final Michigan St. 82 Bucknell 78
Final Syracuse 57 TCU 52
Final Kansas St. 69 Creighton 59
Final UMBC 74 Virginia 54
Final Cincinnati 68 Georgia St. 53
Final OT Nevada 87 Texas 83


Second Round
East: Villanova vs. Alabama, 12:10 p.m.
Midwest: Duke vs. Rhode Island, 2:40 p.m.
South: Tennessee vs. Loyola of Chicago, 6:10 p.m.
East: Texas Tech vs. Florida, 8:40 p.m.
Midwest: Kansas vs. Seton Hall, 7:10 p.m.
West: Michigan vs. Houston, 9:40 p.m.
South: Buffalo vs. Kentucky, 5:15 p.m.
West: Gonzaga vs. Ohio State, 7:45 p.m.

First Round
UConn vs. Saint Francis (Pa.), 11 a.m.
Miami vs. Quinnipiac, 1:30 p.m.
Duke vs. Belmont, 11 a.m.
Georgia vs. Mercer, 1:30 p.m.
Florida State vs. Little Rock, 11 a.m.
South Florida vs. Buffalo, 1:30 p.m.
LSU vs. Central Michigan, 11 a.m.
Ohio State vs. George Washington, 1:30 p.m.
Syracuse vs. Oklahoma State, 3:30 p.m.
Mississippi State vs. Nicholls, 6 p.m.
Arizona State vs. Nebraska, 3:30 p.m.
Texas vs. Maine, 6 p.m.
Missouri vs. Florida Gulf Coast, 3:30 p.m.
Stanford vs. Gonzaga, 6 p.m.
UCLA vs. American, 3:30 p.m.
Iowa vs. Creighton, 6 p.m.

Atlanta at Milwaukee, 6 p.m.
Houston at New Orleans, 7 p.m.
Indiana at Washington, 7 p.m.
Charlotte at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Dallas at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.
Cleveland at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Denver at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
Sacramento at Utah, 9 p.m.
Detroit at Portland, 10 p.m.
Golden State at Phoenix, 10 p.m.

Chicago at Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Edmonton at Florida, 2 p.m.
New Jersey at Los Angeles, 4 p.m.
Montreal at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Ottawa at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Boston at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at Arizona, 9 p.m.
San Jose at Vancouver, 10 p.m.


Duax named NABC All-America First Team

U-W Platteville junior Robert Duax has been selected to the NABC Division III All-America First Team. He becomes the seventh Pioneer to be named a NABC All-American since UW-Platteville men’s basketball joined the NCAA in 1990-91.

The former Dubuque Hempstead prep averaged 15.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game while leading the Pioneers to their best season since their 1998-99 NCAA championship season. Duax appeared near the top of the WIAC leaderboard in most statistical categories and was also named the NABC Central District Player of the Year.

Fighting Saints

The Dubuque Fighting Saints are spending the next two nights in Fargo, North Dakota for games tonight and tomorrow against the Force as the USHL regular season starts to hit the home stretch with just 11 games remain.  The Saints are 4-4-1-and-1 over the last 10 games and are in 5th in the USHL East while the Force have been hot lately going 7-2-and-1 over the last 10 and sit in 4th place in the Western Conference standings.

After the road trip to Fargo, the Fighting Saints will have home ice for the majority of the stretch run with seven of their final nine at the Mystique Community Ice Center.

Area Scoreboard (3/16)

College Baseball

  • Marian 3, Dubuque 2

College Softball

  • Clarke lost twice in a conference doubleheader at Culver-Stockton falling 4-0 and 5-4.
  • Dickenson College 5, Dubuque 4
  • Gustavus Adolphus 12, Dubuque 6

College Lacrosse

  • (women) Wartburg 14, Clarke 6

UNI Falls to UW Milwaukee

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa –  The University of Northern Iowa women’s basketball team (19-14) had its WNIT run cut short on Thursday night, after visiting Milwaukee (21-11) shot a program-record 69.4% from the floor to score an 81-67 victory.

The visiting Panthers shot a record 34-of-49 on the night, while knocking in 10-of-18 3-pointers. UNI was held to 36.4% from the floor, while making 9-of-29 shots from behind-the-arc.

The sophomore duo of former Western Dubuque preps Rose Simon-Ressler and Megan Maahs led UNI in scoring, after earning 15 and 14 points respectively.

NCAA Wrestling Tournament

Following the first two sessions of the NCAA Wrestling tournament at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, the Big 10 has the top four teams in the standings. Ohio State has the team lead with 36 followed by defending champ Penn State with 28.5, the Iowa Hawkeyes are close behind with 27 in 3rd. Michigan is 4th with 23.

  • For Iowa: Michael Kemerer and Alex Marinelli won by fall and Spencer Lee recorded an 18-0 technical fall to advance through the second round. 5 other Hawkeyes are still in the consolation.
  • UNI wrestling’s Taylor Lujan advanced to the 174-pound quarterfinals. Four other Panthers are still in the consolation.
  • Iowa State’s only wrestler in redshirt freshman Jarrett Degen is alive in the consolation round.
  • For Wisconsin: four wrestlers are still alive including Evan Wick at 165 in the championship quarterfinals.
  • Illinois 165-pounder Isaiah Martinez moved into the quarterfinals in his attempt to win 3 NCAA titles. Three other Illini wrestlers are in the consolation bracket.

NCAA stunners...Georgia hires Crean...New contracts for QBs Cousins, Smith...Saints owner dies

UNDATED (AP) – A pair of double-digit seeds moved into the second round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament as No. 11 Loyola of Chicago and No. 13 Buffalo won yesterday. Wes Clark delivered 25 points and Jeremy Harris added 23 to lead the Bulls’ 89-68 rout of fourth seed Arizona, 89-68. Donte Ingram nailed a long 3-pointer with 0.3 seconds left to give the 11th-seeded Ramblers a 64-62 victory over No. 6 Miami.

UNDATED (AP) – Georgia has hired Tom Crean as its head basketball coach, capping a fast-paced search that began when Mark Fox was fired on Saturday. Crean was 356-231 record in 18 seasons at Marquette and Indiana from 1999-2017. He has led teams to nine NCAA appearances, four Sweet 16s and the 2003 Final Four with Marquette.

UNDATED (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have finalized a three-year contract with Kirk Cousins, securing their latest franchise quarterback to try to fetch that elusive first Super Bowl victory. Cousins is reportedly getting an $84 million contract that’s fully guaranteed. Cousins’ former team also worked out a deal with its new quarterback as the Washington Redskins signed Alex Smith to a four-year extension.

UNDATED (AP) – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed former Philadelphia run-stopper Beau Allen to a three-year, $15 million contract, while the Carolina Panthers and unrestricted free agent defensive tackle Dontari Poe have agreed to a three-year, $28 million deal. The Cleveland Browns have traded cornerback Jason McCourty to the Patriots, reuniting him with his brother, Devin. Cairo Santos has signed a one-year contract with the New York Jets, while fellow punter Dustin Colquitt has accepted a three-year, $7.5 package to remain with Kansas City.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson has died at age 90. Benson brought the New Orleans Saints several winning seasons after purchasing the team in 1985, when it appeared the franchise would be sold and perhaps moved out of Louisiana. He bought the Saints for $70 million and saw its value rise by more than $1 billion.

National Scoreboard (3/16)

NCAA Tournament First Round
at PPG Paints Arena
Final Villanova 87 Radford 61
Final Alabama 86 Virginia Tech 83
at American Airlines Center
Final Texas Tech 70 Stephen F. Austin 60
Final Florida 77 St. Bonaventure 62
at Taco Bell Arena
Final Gonzaga 68 UNC-Greensboro 64
Final Ohio St. 81 S. Dakota St. 73
at Intrust Bank Arena
Final Houston 67 San Diego St. 65
Final Michigan 61 Montana 47
at PPG Paints Arena
Final OT Rhode Island 83 Oklahoma 78
Final Duke 89 Iona 67
at Intrust Bank Arena
Final Kansas 76 Penn 60
Final Seton Hall 94 NC State 83
at Taco Bell Arena
Final Kentucky 78 Davidson 73
Final Buffalo 89 Arizona 68
at American Airlines Center
Final Tennessee 73 Wright St. 47
Final Loyola of Chicago 64 Miami 62



Final Toronto 106 Indiana 99
Final Philadelphia 118 N-Y Knicks 110
Final Charlotte 129 Atlanta 117
Final Houston 101 L.A. Clippers 96
Final Chicago 111 Memphis 110
Final San Antonio 98 New Orleans 93
Final Utah 116 Phoenix 88
Final Denver 120 Detroit 113
Final Portland 113 Cleveland 105


Final Washington 7 N-Y Islanders 3
Final Columbus 5 Philadelphia 3
Final Toronto 5 Buffalo 2
Final Pittsburgh 5 Montreal 3
Final Florida 3 Boston 0
Final Winnipeg 6 Chicago 2
Final Colorado 4 St. Louis 1
Final L.A. Kings 4 Detroit 1
Final Nashville 3 Arizona 2

Area Scoreboard (3-15)

College Baseball

  • Concordia (WI) 12, Dubuque 4 played in Tucson, AZ ( UD now 3-5)
  • Clarke’s doubleheader at Waldorf ppd. yesterday and moved to today and will be played at A.J. Spiegel Park (2:00)

College Lacrosse

  • (men) Dubuque 12, Northwestern (MN) 6
  • (women) Carroll 14, Loras 8

Ellis Coaches Evanston To 4-A Illinois State Semi's

A Dubuque native has coached his team the the Class 4-A Illinois State High School Final Four. Friday night, Senior High graduate Mike Ellis and his Evanston Wildkits who are 26-5 will play in the semi-finals against Chicago power and defending champ Whitney Young(26-7) at Carver Arena in Peoria. The first 4-A semi-final will match-up Belleville West and Elgin Larkin. The winners meet for the state title on Saturday night.

Ellis is in his 6th season as the head coach at Evanston. This is Evanston’s first trip to the final four since 2008.

Stevens and Duax Selected for All Star Game Series

Stevens and Duax Selected for All Star Game Series

Dubuque Senior guard Carter Stevens and Hempstead guard Lucas Duax have been selected to the 10 player Northeast Team roster for the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association Boys and Girls All-Star Game series later this month. The Northeast will meet the Southwest All-Stars with the winner facing the victor of the Northwest vs the Southeast for the championship later in the day. The games will be played on Saturday, March 24th at Dallas Center –Grimes High School in Grimes.

Short-handed Celts...Cardinals QB hunting..

BOSTON (AP) – Bradley Beal scored 34 points, including a three-point play with 1:25 left in the second overtime, and the Washington Wizards beat the short-handed Boston Celtics 125-124. Jayson Tatum missed a 3-pointer just before the buzzer that could have won it for the Celtics, who were without six players and missed several opportunities to put away the Wizards.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the Minnesota Vikings are negotiating a trade with the Denver Broncos to acquire quarterback Trevor Siemian. Siemian would give the Vikings a capable backup who started 24 games for the Broncos over the last two seasons, with free agent Kirk Cousins the team’s primary target as the new league year began Wednesday.

PHOENIX (AP) – With a quarterback or two finally on the way, the Arizona Cardinals are acting quickly to shore up their lineup with some early free agency moves. A person familiar with the situation said quarterback Sam Bradford had agreed to a one-year contract worth up to $20 million, with a second year at the club’s option. Before Bradford’s acquisition, there were no quarterbacks on the roster for first-year coach Steve Wilks and his offensive coordinator, Mike McCoy.

GRETNA, La. (AP) – The man convicted of manslaughter in the 2016 road-rage shooting death of former NFL running back Joe McKnight faces sentencing in Louisiana. Ronald Gasser could get up to 40 years in prison when court convenes today in suburban New Orleans. Gasser was convicted Jan. 26. His lawyers argued that Gasser fired in self-defense when McKnight walked up to his car following a 5-mile rolling confrontation.

National Scoreboard (3/15)


Final Orlando 126 Milwaukee 117
Final 2OT Washington 125 Boston 124
Final OT Sacramento 123 Miami 119
Final Golden State 117 L.A. Lakers 106


Final SO Toronto 6 Dallas 5
Final OT N-Y Rangers 4 Pittsburgh 3
Final OT San Jose 4 Edmonton 3
Final New Jersey 8 Vegas 3
Final Anaheim 3 Vancouver 0

Area Scoreboard (3/14)

High School Track and Field

  • At the Mississippi Valley Conference Girls Indoor Meet yesterday at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, there were no team scores kept: Wahlert won 6 of the 18 events at the meet including the 3200, 1600, 800, and 400 relays, individually  In the 60 meters Bailey Hasken and Libby Wedewer  tied for first, Anna Sherman won the 200 . Stevie Lambe of Senior won in the 400 race.

College Baseball

  • Framingham State 15, Dubuque 6 (at Tucson, AZ)

College Softball

  • Stevens Institute 7, Dubuque 6 (at Tucson, AZ)
  • Rochester Tech 6, Dubuque 3

College Men’s Volleyball

  • Clarke defeated Culver Stockton 3-2 (22-25, 25-17, 25-22, 21-25, 16-14). Clarke is now 13-13 overall and 6-2 in the Heart


Brees agrees...Cardinals get QB Bradford, cut Peterson... Packers release Nelson...Cavs lose Hunter

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A person familiar with the contract says New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has accepted a two-year, $50 million extension, one day before he was due to become a free agent. Brees has said he wanted to finish his career in New Orleans, where he has played since 2006, won a Super Bowl and led what has been one of the most productive offenses in the NFL since he and coach Sean Payton arrived. The 39-year-old Brees completed an NFL-record 72 percent of his passes last season for 4,334 yards and 23 touchdowns against eight interceptions.

PHOENIX (AP) – A person with knowledge of the situation said quarterback Sam Bradford and the Arizona Cardinals have agreed to a one-year, $20 million contract with a 2019 option for $20 million. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 draft signed with Minnesota in 2016 and missed most of the season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus. Bradford has started all 80 of his NFL games for the St. Louis Rams, Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota, completing 63 percent of his passes for his career.

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) – The Arizona Cardinals have released veteran running back Adrian Peterson, who spent a half-season with the team after opening last year with New Orleans. The seven-time All Pro rushed for 134 yards in a win over Tampa Bay and 159 in a win over San Francisco. Peterson gained 448 yards on 129 carries in six games for Arizona before being sidelined with a neck injury.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers have released veteran Jordy Nelson, the third-leading receiver in franchise history and one of Aaron Rodgers’ top targets in the passing game. Nelson had 550 receptions and 69 touchdown catches in 10 seasons in Green Bay, but his production declined last season with Rodgers sidelined much of the year by a collarbone injury. He had 53 receptions for 482 yards and six scores in 2017, a year after winning Comeback Player of the Year honors.

UNDATED (AP) – Top-ranked and top-seeded Virginia will be without forward De’Andre Hunter for the entire NCAA Tournament because of a broken left wrist suffered during the ACC tourney. The ACC’s sixth man of the year averaged 9.2 points and 3.5 rebounds in 33 games this season, reaching double figures 16 times and leading the Cavaliers in scoring on six occasions. Hunter is expected to need 10 to 12 weeks to recover from next Monday’s surgery.

National Scoreboard (3/14)


Final Minnesota 116 Washington 111
Final Indiana 101 Philadelphia 98
Final Oklahoma City 119 Atlanta 107
Final Toronto 116 Brooklyn 102
Final Dallas 110 N-Y Knicks 97
Final L.A. Clippers 112 Chicago 106
Final New Orleans 119 Charlotte 115
Final San Antonio 108 Orlando 72
Final Utah 110 Detroit 79
Final Cleveland 129 Phoenix 107
Final L.A. Lakers 112 Denver 103


Final Boston 6 Carolina 4
Final Montreal 4 Dallas 2
Final Ottawa 7 Tampa Bay 4
Final Nashville 3 Winnipeg 1
Final Colorado 5 Minnesota 1
Final Calgary 1 Edmonton 0
Final SO Arizona 4 L.A. Kings 3


First Four at University of Dayton Arena

Final Radford 71 LIU Brooklyn 61
Final St. Bonaventure 65 UCLA 58

Local Scoreboard (3/13)

High School Track and Field

  • At the Mississippi Valley Conference Boys Indoor Meet at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, no team scores were kept….Dubuque Senior topped the awards stand in three events winning the shuttle hurdle and distance medley relays, and Angelo Romagna placed first in the 400.

College Baseball

  • Loras 11, St. Norbert 2 (Coach Carl Tebon with his 500 career coaching victory, 444 have come at Loras. The Duhawks finish trip to Auburndale, FL and are 8-2.)

College Softball

  • Dubuque lost twice yesterday in Tuscon: Augsburg 9, Dubuque 2 and Hood College 10, Dubuque 2

College Lacrosse

  • (women) Clarke 10, Madonna College 5

UConn Women 1st overall seed-Iowa Heads To L.A.

NEW YORK (AP) – Connecticut has been given the first overall seed in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament as the Huskies go for their 12th national championship. The 32-0 Huskies enter the NCAA Tournament as the lone unbeaten team and went wire-to-wire as the unanimous top team.

Last season, UConn came into the NCAAs as the overwhelming favorite before losing to Mississippi State in the Final Four.

Notre Dame, Louisville and Mississippi State are the other No. 1 seeds.

The Iowa Hawkeyes are a number six seed and will travel to Los Angeles and meet 11th seed Creighton on Saturday at Pauley Pavilion. This is the 25th trip to the tournament for an Iowa women’s teamThe Drake women are also in the Big Dance and the Bulldogs will face Texas A&M in the first round at 1:30 p.m. Friday in College Station, Texas.

The UNI women are in the WNIT tournament and they will host UW-Milwaukee Thursday at the McLeod Center.

Yanks get IF Walker...Rox keep Cargo...Bills deal with Bengals...Venus beats Serena

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The New York Yankees have acquired another infielder by inking free-agent Neil Walker to a one-year contract. The 32-year-old hit .265 with 14 homers and 49 RBIs last year for the Mets and Milwaukee, who acquired him Aug. 12. Walker likely will start at second base, while newly-acquired Brandon Drury will play third.

UNDATED (AP) – The Colorado Rockies have finalized a one-year, $5 million deal with three-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, a deal that includes another $3 million in bonuses based on days on the active roster. The 32-year-old Gonzalez is coming off a down year in which he batted .262 with 14 homers and 57 RBIs in 136 games. Gonzalez has played nine of his 10 big league seasons with the Rockets, hitting .288 with 215 homers and 711 RBIs.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – The Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals have swapped draft picks in a deal that also sends a lineman to Southern Ohio. A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press the Bills get the 12th overall selection and a sixth-round pick from the Bengals for the 21st selection and a fifth-rounder. Cincinnati also gets high-priced left tackle Cordy Glenn, who had been a Bills starter since his rookie season in 2012.

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) – Venus Williams has defeated younger sister Serena 6-3, 6-4 in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open. They played Monday night for the first time since last year’s Australian Open final, when a pregnant Serena won her 23rd Grand Slam title before taking maternity leave. Serena still has a 17-12 advantage in the head-to-head series after Venus beat her for the first time since 2014.

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) – Lorenzo Romar is returning to Pepperdine for a second stint as men’s basketball coach. The 59-year-old coach previously guided the Waves from 1996-99, going 42-44 in his first head coaching job. He is 391-284 in time spent with Pepperdine, Washington and Saint Louis.

National Scoreboard (3/13)


Final Milwaukee 121 Memphis 103
Final Houston 109 San Antonio 93
Final Oklahoma City 106 Sacramento 101
Final Portland 115 Miami 99


Final Vegas 3 Philadelphia 2
Final OT Washington 3 Winnipeg 2
Final Columbus 5 Montreal 2
Final N-Y Rangers 6 Carolina 3
Final Ottawa 5 Florida 3
Final St. Louis 4 Anaheim 2
Final San Jose 5 Detroit 3
Final L.A. Kings 3 Vancouver 0

Cascade State Basketball Celebration

Cascade State Basketball Welcome Home

For a second straight Sunday, the community of Cascade hosted a state championship celebration at the high school gym. The meet and greet ceremony at the school gym was to honor the Class 2-A boys state championship team. On Friday evening the Cougars defeated Treynor 49-38 to win a state title one week after the girls team pulled off the same feat. Cascade became the sixth school in Iowa state basketball history to claim a boys and girls state title in the same season.

Area Scoreboard (3/12)

College Baseball

  • Clarke swept Benedictine 6-3 and 6-1 (Clarke 4-0 in the Heart)

College Softball

  • Dubuque 10, Macalester College 8 (Tucson Invitational)

College Lacrosse

  • (men) Madonna 24, Clarke 2

Drake Defeats UNI for MVC Title

The University of Northern Iowa women’s basketball team (19-12) lost to top-seeded Drake (26-7) 75-63 in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament title game yesterday in Moline. It’s the second title in a row for Drake. For UNI, former Western Dubuque preps Megan Maahs had 8 points and 11 rebounds while Rose Simon Ressler  had 9 points, 3 rebounds.

UNI awaits its fate for postseason play as the WNIT will release its 64-team field.


NCAA makes its picks...Niners ink Sherman...Source says Phils get Arrieta...Warriors fall to Wolves

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Virginia, Villanova, Kansas and Xavier have drawn the No. 1 seeds in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The Cavaliers, Cincinnati, Tennessee and Arizona are the top four seeds in the South Region, while the Wildcats, Purdue, Texas Tech and Wichita State head the East Region. The Jayhawks are followed by Duke, Michigan State and Auburn in the Midwest Region, and the West Region has the Musketeers just ahead of North Carolina, Michigan and Gonzaga.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – The San Francisco 49ers have signed star cornerback Richard Sherman to a three-year deal, two days after being released by the rival Seattle Seahawks. The deal reportedly is worth up to $39.15 million. Sherman played an integral role in the fierce NFC West rivalry between Seattle and San Francisco earlier this decade. With the Seahawks retooling their defense, he became expendable.

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) – Two people familiar with the deal tell The Associated Press that free agent ace Jake Arrieta and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a three-year deal. The package is worth a reported $75 million. The 32-year-old righty was among several top free agents didn’t get a deal for six or seven years in a changing free-agent market. Arrieta won the 2015 NL Cy Young Award with the Cubs and helped them win the World Series the next season.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Golden State Warriors dropped their second in a row yesterday as Karl-Anthony Towns delivered 31 points and 16 rebounds in Minnesota’s 109-103 win over the defending NBA champs. Andrew Wiggins added 23 points for the Timberwolves, who lost twice on the road to the defending champion Warriors earlier this season by a combined 37 points. Golden State dropped its second straight despite Kevin Durant’s 39 points and 12 boards.

UNDATED (AP) – The Indiana Pacers have taken over first place in the NBA’s Central Division, a half-game ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Victor Oladipo scored 27 points and Myles Turner added 19 with a team-high 10 rebounds in Indiana’s fifth win in six games, 99-97 at Boston. Julius Randle hit for 36 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as the Lakers handed the Cavaliers their fourth loss in six games, 127-113.

National Scoreboard (3/12)


Final Toronto 132 N-Y Knicks 106
Final Chicago 129 Atlanta 122
Final Minnesota 109 Golden State 103
Final Utah 116 New Orleans 99
Final Denver 130 Sacramento 104
Final Houston 105 Dallas 82
Final Indiana 99 Boston 97
Final Philadelphia 120 Brooklyn 97
Final L.A. Lakers 127 Cleveland 113


Final Chicago 3 Boston 1
Final N-Y Islanders 5 Calgary 2
Final Pittsburgh 3 Dallas 1
Final Arizona 1 Vancouver 0


Final (8) Cincinnati 56 (21) Houston 55
Final Kentucky 77 (13) Tennessee 72
Final Davidson 58 (25) Rhode Island 57

Baseball News and Preseason Scores

NEW YORK (AP) – Kansas City Royals outfielder Jorge Bonifacio has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Bonifacio was banned after a positive test for Boldenone. The ban will begin on opening day. The 24-year-old Bonifacio made his major league debut last season, hitting .255 with 17 home runs and 40 RBIs in 113 games.

PHOENIX (AP) – Ryan Braun is willing to play first base if that helps the Milwaukee Brewers strengthen their lineup. That doesn’t mean he thinks it will be an easy transition after playing the outfield for the past decade. Braun expressed some serious reservations about the move.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Chicago White Sox prospect Luis Robert will miss 10 weeks with a sprained ligament in his left thumb. The 20-year-old outfielder was hurt sliding into second base on a steal this week. General manager Rick Hahn says Robert’s thumb will be immobilized for six weeks. It’s hoped he’ll play extended spring training games in early May.


Final    Baltimore            13    Pittsburgh          5

Final    N-Y  Yankees        10    N-Y  Mets              3

Final    Tampa  Bay              5    Philadelphia      3

Final    Washington            2    Houston              2

Final    Chi  White  Sox      4    Chi  Cubs              4

Final    San  Francisco    11    L-A  Angels          7

Final    Cleveland              8    San  Diego            8

Final    Arizona                10    Kansas  City        3

Final    San  Francisco      9    L-A  Angels          8

Final    Seattle                  5    Cincinnati          2


Final    Toronto      6    Detroit      3

Final    Texas          8    Oakland      2


Final    Miami                  7    St.  Louis        3

Final    Atlanta            15    Pittsburgh      1

Final    Milwaukee          9    Colorado         2

Final    L-A  Dodgers      6    Chi  Cubs          5

College Men's Basketball

UNDATED (AP) – Virginia, Villanova, Kansas and Arizona are celebrating after capturing their conference tournaments.

Final    (1)  Virginia                71    (12)  North  Carolina      63

Final  OT    (2)  Villanova              76    Providence                        66

Final    (8)  Cincinnati            70    Memphis                              60

Final    (9)  Kansas                    81    (18)  West  Virginia        70

Final    (21)  Houston                77    (11)  Wichita  St.            74

Final    (13)  Tennessee            84    Arkansas                            66

Final    (15)  Arizona                75    Southern  Cal                    61

Final    (25)  Rhode  Island      90    Saint  Joseph’s                87


ATLANTA (AP) – Georgia coach Mark Fox has been fired following a disappointing regular season and a loss to Kentucky in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament. Athletic director Greg McGarity announced the decision only one day after the Bulldogs’ 62-49 loss to Kentucky. Georgia reached the NCAA Tournament twice in Fox’s nine seasons.

UNDATED (AP) – UConn has fired basketball coach Kevin Ollie, with the team under NCAA investigation and the Huskies having completed their second straight losing season. The university said in a statement Saturday it has “initiated disciplinary procedures” to dismiss him for “just cause.” The school says it would have no further comment until its “disciplinary process” and the ongoing NCAA inquiry are complete.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Missouri forward Jordan Barnett has been arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Missouri is expected to be selected for the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. Barnett is Missouri’s second-leading scorer and rebounder. His arrest may put his playing status in jeopardy.

CHICAGO (AP) – For the first time in 33 years, Loyola of Chicago is heading to the NCAA Tournament. The Ramblers bring a 28-5 record after dominating the Missouri Valley during the regular season and securing their spot by winning the conference tournament. They sure have come a long way in Moser’s seven years, and in a city where they’re often overlooked, they’re suddenly a big story.


Local Scoreboard

Women’s Softball

NFCA Leadoff Classic

Clarke 1, Rio Grande 0

Calumet College of St. Joseph 3, Clarke 0

No. 19 Mobile 7, Clarke 0

Men’s Volleyball

Men’s Non-Conference Volleyball

Clarke defeated Judson 3-0

College Wrestling

CLEVELAND ( – Following a 3-2 decision in the Championship Semifinals during Session III on Saturday, Guy Patron Jr. earned the right to represent Loras College in the NCAA Division III Wrestling Final at 197#. With the win, Patron Jr. improved to 34-3 this season and 71-9 in his career.

Dubuque Fighting Saints

Waterloo Black Hawks 5, Dubuque Fighting Saints 1

Stars Double Up Saints

The Dubuque Fighting Saints played the Lincoln Stars tightly through 55 minutes of regulation, but the Stars pulled away late en route to a 4-2 win over the Saints on Friday night at the Mystique Community Ice Center. The Fighting Saints were forced to kill off six penalties on the night, including a major penalty early in the third period. The Saints killed off that penalty and gained momentum and zone time, but were unable to make anything of it. Lincoln, however, capitalized on their chances. Dubuque outshot Lincoln 34-30 for the game, and Stars goalie Vomacka was forced to be great at times, as he made 32 saves on 34 opportunities. Saints goaltender Durham on the other end made 26 stops on 30 opportunities.

Tyler Cook to Test NBA Process

University of Iowa sophomore forward Tyler Cook announced yesterday that he has submitted papers for early entry to the 2018 NBA Draft to test the process and gauge interest. Cook has not hired an agent, leaving the door open for a possible return to Iowa for the 2018-19 season. Cook has until June 11 to remain in or remove his name from the draft schedule for June 21.


Cook was recognized as an honorable mention All-Big Ten performer as a sophomore and was voted to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team honoree in 2017.

Maahs All MVC

UNI Sophomore Megan Maahs earned All-MVC First Team and MVC All-Defensive Team honors earlier this week. The former Western Dubuque prep has averaged 10.4 points and 10.1 rebounds per contest this season. Maahs has posted a league-leading 12 double-doubles.

UNI Women Advance in MVC Tourney

The Northern Iowa women’s basketball team led by former Western Dubuque prep Megan Maahs (moss) have advanced to the semi-finals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament being played in Moline. The Panthers defeated Illinois State 56-36. Maahs scored 15 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. UNI meets Missouri State today in the semi-finals.

UW Platteville Falls in Sweet 16

The U-W Platteville Pioneers lost a heartbreaker last night in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA D-3 Tournament last night in Platteville. Iowa Conference champion Nebraska Wesleyan bounced the Pioneers from the tournament with a 79-78 victory in the game’s final seconds.  Former Hempstead prep Robert Duax led Platteville with 22 points, 17 of which came in the first half.

Platteville finishes the season at 24-and-5. Nebraska Wesleyan will meet top ranked Whitman tonight at 7 o’clock back at Williams Fieldhouse for a trip to the D-3 Final Four in Salem, Virginia.

Cascade Wins 2-A Boys Basketball Championship

The Cascade boys basketball team has won the schools first ever state boys championship. The sixth-seeded Cougars (26-1) knocked off previously unbeaten Treynor yesterday afternoon, using a second half scoring spurt and its trademark zone defense to win 49-38.

Cascade got three players in double figures led by Gannon O’Brien with 12 points, Johnny Supple added 11, and Haris Hoffman 10. Hoffman was named the captain of the 2-A All-Tournament team, O’Brien was also selected to the all-tournament squad. 

With the Cascade girls winning a state title last week. The school becomes just the 6th in Iowa history to win boys and girls state basketball titles in the same season. 

A welcome home ceremony for the team will be held at noon on Sunday at the Cascade High School Gym.

Cascade Cougars Play for State Boys Title Today

The Cascade High School boys basketball team is a victory away from the school’s first boys state basketball title. This afternoon at 3:45, the Cougars (25-1) meet the Treynor Cardinals (26-0) at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines for the Class 2-A crown.

In the first two wins of the tournament Cascade has showcased a withering defense holding both opponents to under 50 points while shooting well on the offensive end including nearly 54 percent from the three point line going 23-43.

If Cascade can win tonight, the school would become the sixth in Iowa history to win boys and girls state basketball championships in the same season .

The Class 4-A title tonight will be an all Mississippi Valley Conference clash after both Iowa City West and Cedar Falls won their semi-final round games last night. West could also claim a boys and girls championship in the same year for the second time in school history.

The 3-A title will have Oskaloosa meeting Glenwood.

The 1-A title will feature North Linn against Grand View Christian

Southwestern and Mineral Point Win Sectional Semi’s

Southwestern and Mineral Point are each one win away from the Wisconsin Boys State Basketball Tournament next week in Madison after wins in their sectional semi-final round games last night. In Division 5: Southwestern’s improbable run continued as the 7th seeded Wildcats knocked off top seed Seneca 67-66 in double overtime. Southwestern meets the other number one seed in the sectional Bangor on Saturday night at 7 o’clock at Lacrosse Logan High School.

In Division 4: Mineral Point continued their post season roll defeating Lacrosse Aquinas 82-69. The Pointers meet Pardeeville at Baraboo Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock.

In Division 3: the season ended for Platteville. The Hillman lost to Edgerton 65-56.

U-W Platteville Sweet 16

The U-W Platteville men’s basketball team is hosting a pair of Sweet 16 round games tonight and an Elite Eight game Saturday night in the NCAA D-3 Tournament.

In the first game at 5:30: top ranked Whitman (28-1) is facing 23rd ranked U-W Stevens Point (21-8). At 7:30: the 8th ranked U-W Platteville Pioneers (24-4) will meet Iowa Conference regular season and tournament champ Nebraska-Wesleyan (26-3).

If you don’t have a ticket to tonight’s game you are out of luck: UW-P says the allotment of tickets for tonight’s games have been sold out. The winners meet tomorrow night for a trip to the NCAA D-3 Final Four in Salem, Virginia.

NCAA D-3 Wrestling Championships

The Loras College wrestling team has four wrestlers in Cleveland, Ohio for the NCAA D-3 Nationals on Friday and Saturday. Juniors Kevin Kelly at 141 pounds and Quin Gilliam at 285 enter the meet after regional championships. The Duhawks other two national qualifiers were runners up at their weight class: Jimmy Davis at 149 and Guy Pattron Junior at 197.

Former Western Dubuque prep Braden Birt of Milliken College is also a qualifier in the 149 weight class.

U-W Platteville qualified three wrestlers in the field:  Jon Goetz, Grant Wedepohl, and D’Andre Johnson all qualified at the Upper Midwest Regional. Goetz won the regional title at 174. Wedepohl at 184 and Johnson at 285 were regional runners up.

NCAA D-3 Indoor Track Championships

The Loras, Dubuque and Wisconsin Platteville track and field teams will be represented at the NCAA D-3 Indoor Meet in Birmingham, Alabama on Friday and Saturday.

The Loras track & field program will be represented in eight events.

Gabrielle Noland qualified as part of three events, earning bids in the 60m, 200m and as part of the 4×400 relay. Solis also qualified in the high jump, earning the No. 12 seed with her height of 1.68m. Highlighting the list of qualifiers for the men’s program is Patrick Mikel who went from missing the cut in the 400m to qualifying with the best time after his race at the Wartburg Qualifier.

Five members of the University of Dubuque track and field team will compete in the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham, Alabama on Friday and Saturday. Senior Tanasha Atwater is making her third consecutive appearance at the NCAA Division III Indoor Championships for the shot put. The 2017 Indoor All-American and Outdoor National Champion, comes into the 2018 meet as the eighth seed.

The UW-Platteville track and field team has qualified five athletes.

10TH Anniversary of Eric May’s State Title Buzzer Beater

Tonight marks the 10th anniversary of what is simply known to Dubuque High School basketball fans as “THE SHOT”.

It was March 8th, 2008 when junior Eric May of Wahlert High School nailed a desperation 3 point basket  from nearly 40 feet away as the clock expired to win the Golden Eagles a Class 3A State Championship and the school’s first boys basketball title since 1981.

May who later went on to play four seasons with Iowa Hawkeyes says the shot was something he worked on his whole life never imagining he would get one in a spot like that.

May says as incredible as the shot was, it didn’t happen without a terrific pass from under the Harlan basket at the other end of the floor by teammate Billy Scherr.

You can hear from Eric May and relive the shot during KDTH Sportscasts this morning at around 6:10, 7:10, and 8:10, also this afternoon around 12:20 and 5:20.

Here’s footage of THE SHOT:

Cascade Cruises Into State Title Game

DES MOINES- The Cascade Cougars rolled into the Class 2-A state championship game for the second time in three season by defeating Sheldon 65-43 last night at the Boys State Tournament in Des Moines. The Cougars (25-1) hit a dozen 3-pointers and converted Sheldon’s 12 turnovers in 23 points to reach their second final in program history.

Cascade’s Haris Hoffman took the offensive load in second half pouring in 17 of his game-high 23 points after the break.

Cascade will meet top seed Treynor (26-0) in Friday’s 3:45 p.m.  2-A final.

Green Bay forward’s hat trick, four points, too much for Dubuque defense

DUBUQUE, Iowa — Power forward Josh Dunne dominated for the Green Bay Gamblers with a four-point effort, including a hat trick, and the Dubuque Fighting Saints did not come up with an appropriate response. The Gamblers doubled up the Fighting Saints 6-3 on last at the Mystique Community Ice Center.

The Gamblers’ losing streak in Dubuque ended at nine games, and the win pulled them within a point of the 3rd place Fighting Saints in the packed Eastern Conference standings. The Saints will look to get back on the right track tomorrow night at home against the Lincoln Stars, and will travel to Waterloo to take on the rival Black Hawks on Saturday.

UD Track Coach Gunnelson Named Central Region Coach of the Year

University of Dubuque’s track and field coach Chad Gunnelson has been named the NCAA D-3 Men’s Indoor Head Coach of the Year for the Central Region. Gunnelson, in his seventh year at Dubuque, has his men ranked 19th in the final National Team Rankings and No. 1 in the Central Region. The Spartans won the IIAC championship and qualified three entries to NCAAs. UD also features eight event groups listed in the top-15 of the final Event Squad Rankings.

Gustafson Tabbed 2nd Team All-American by USA Today

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa junior Megan Gustafson has been named an All-American by USA Today. Gustafson was named to the second team.

Gustafson is Iowa’s first All-American since Sam Logic earned the distinction in 2015.

Gustafson, the Big Ten Player of the Year, is averaging 25.6 points, 12.7 rebounds, and shooting 66.8 percent from the field in 31 games this season.

Gustafson and the Hawkeye women will learn who they will play next when the 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship bracket is announced Monday.

Cyclone Fall to Longhorns at Big 12 Tourney

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Dylan Osetkowski scored 20 points, Matt Coleman knocked down a crucial jumper in the final minute and Texas beat Iowa State 68-64 on Wednesday night in the opening round of the Big 12 Tournament.

Freshman guard Lindell Wigginton finished with 20 points and eight boards for Iowa State, but he also committed nine turnovers against two assists. Cameron Lard had 14 points. Iowa State committed 17 turnovers, most of them unforced, and that wiped out an otherwise solid shooting performance. It also wiped out the Cyclones’ stingy defense, which held Texas to 8 of 31 from beyond the 3-point arc.

The Cyclones finish the season with a 13-and-18 record.

Geraghty Announces Retirement

Western Dubuque High School Boys Basketball Coach Dennis Geraghty has announced his retirement from coaching high school boys basketball after 39 years. He says the decision wasn’t easy. Geraghty cited wanting to spend more time with his wife and family as the top reason, but also
wanted to allow a new coach to lead Western Dubuque into the Mississippi Valley Conferene next season.

Geraghty coached the last 10 seasons at W-D where this season he recorded his milestone 500th career victory and guided the Bobcats to the overall WaMaC conference Championship. Prior to that he coached at West Delaware and also at Hempstead High School.

Cascade Boys Advance To State Semi's

Huge first and fourth quarters propelled the Cascade High School boys basketball team into the Class 2-A state semi-finals yesterday defeating Van Meter 60-47. Cascade jumped to a 19-5 lead after the first. Van Meter settled in to pull within 10 by halftime and at the end of the 3rd quarter managed to reduce the lead to 39-37. The Cougars then went on a 12-0 run to start the fourth and never looked back.
Cascade only turned the ball over 6 times and shot 46 percent from the field including 52 percent from the three point line going 11 of 21. The Cougars had four players in double figures by Haris Hoffman with 17.

Cascade(24-1) will meet (22-3) Sheldon tonight at 8:15 in the second 2-A semi-final of the night.

U-D's Michael Joseph-NFL Combine

At the NFL Combine yesterday in Indianapolis, University of Dubuque product Michael Joseph was on the field to show NFL scouts and personnel his skills in an effort to convince them he is worthy being taken as a draft pick.  The Spartan D-3 All-American  and Cliff Harris Award winner chose not to run the 40 yard dash which scouts are most anxious to see or didn’t perform in the broad jump event. Joseph did register a 6.89 second effort in the 3 cone drill, 4.2 in the 20 yard shuttle, 11.98 in the 60 yard shuttle, a 34 inch vertical leap and he had 17 reps in the bench press.

The scouts will get a chance to see Joseph perform again coming during a pro day later this month.

Some draft experts have forecast Joseph could be taken in the 6th or 7th round by a team looking for help at cornerback.

Dubuque Native Oberfoell Character Counts Coach of the Year

A Dubuque native will be honored later this week at the State Boys Basketball Tournament in Des Moines.
Kevin Oberfoell, a 2004 graduate Senior High and then Loras College who is a currently a head coach at Calmus-Wheatland High School will be honored as the Character Counts Coach of the Year.

Oberfoell has been the head cross country coach, varsity girls track and assistant boys track coach at Cal-Wheatland since 2008. The boys cross country team has had recent success with consecutive team state appearances in 2016 and 17.

Oberfoell  says he credits former coaches Jim Boughton at Senior and Bob Schultz at Loras for helping instill the lifelong character traits he embodies and tries to demonstrate each day.

Oberfoell will receive his award Thursday evening at the halftime of the 6:30 4-A semi-final game.

Cascade State Boys Basketball

The Cascade High School boys basketball team will attempt to join the final four field in Class 2-A a little later this morning. The Cougars who have the number six seed with a record of (23-1) will meet 3rd seed Van Meter also (23-1) at 9:30 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
This is the fifth straight year Cascade has advanced to the state tournament.

The winner will move into the semi-finals tomorrow night and face Sheldon who advanced last night with a 63-50 victory over Carroll Kuemper Catholic.  Top seed Treynor and 5th seed Aplington-Parkersburg also advanced with wins last night and will play in the other semi-final.

Cascade Welcomes Home Champs

The town of Cascade had a welcome home celebration yesterday to welcome home their state champions yesterday one day after the Cougar girls basketball team captured the school’s first ever state high school basketball championship. On Saturday night, Cascade used terrific defense in defeating Grundy Center 41-37 for the Class 2-A State Championship finishing with a 25-and-3 record. Rachel McDermott and Jordan Simon were named to the 2-A All -Tournament Team.

This week the Cascade boys team will be in Des Moines attempting to do the same. The Cougars square off with Van Meter in the 2-A quarterfinals tomorrow morning at 9:30 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

UNI Places 2nd at Big 12 Tourney-Iowa State 7th

UNI wrestling crowned two Panthers Big 12 champions to secure the second-place team finish at the Big 12 conference tournament yesterday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Six Panthers secured trips to the NCAA tournament with automatic bids. Iowa State finished 7th in the team race and had one automatic qualifier.

Big Ten Wrestling Championships

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Ohio State won the  Big Ten Wrestling Championships title on Sunday with a team score of 164.5. The Buckeyes earned their second-straight Big Ten Championship and fifth overall. Penn State finished in second place with 148 points. Iowa finished in fourth place with 90.5 points. Wisconsin placed 6th

Penn State’s Zain Retherford was named the Big Ten Wrestler of the Year, while Illinois’ Isaiah Martinez earned Outstanding Wrestler of the Championships honors after claiming a fourth straight title. Iowa’s Spencer Lee was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year.

Iowa placed nine wrestlers on the award stand and all nine earned automatic berths. Wisconsin has seven automatic qualifiers, Illinois had five automatic qualifiers.

ISU Has Three Honored As Big 12 Awards Announced

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State had three players recognized Sunday when the Big 12 announced its annual men’s basketball awards. Senior Donovan Jackson along with newcomers Cameron Lard and Lindell Wigginton each received recognition for their performances this season.

Wigginton, a freshman earned a spot on the Big 12 All-Newcomer Team as well as All-Big 12 honorable mention accolades after posting one of the best rookie seasons in school history. Jackson and Lard both earned All-Big 12 honorable mention

The Cyclones return to action Wednesday when they face Texas at the Big 12 Championship in Kansas City.

UNI Men Fall to No. 1 Loyola

ST. LOUIS, Missouri – The No. 1-seeded Loyola Ramblers fended off the No. 9-seeded University of Northern Iowa Panthers in the quarterfinals of the 2018 State farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, 54-50. Loyola (26-5 overall) ran its win streak to eight in a row. The Panthers were led by Bennett Koch with 20 points. UNI finished with a record of 16-16.

Minnesota Women Defeat Iowa; Hawkeye's Gustafson Sets Record

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Carlie Wagner and Kenisha Bell combined for 53 points and Minnesota defeated Iowa 90-89 on Friday despite a school and Big Ten Tournament record 48 points by the Hawkeyes’ Megan Gustafson. Gustafson was 19 of 26 from the field and 10 of 12 from the foul line to surpass the 43 points Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell scored in 2016. Gustafson’s last points, a 3-point play, put the fifth-seeded Hawkeyes up 87-85 with 1:23 to play and broke the school record of 46 points set by Chrystal Smith on Nov. 11, 2005.

UW-Platteville Moves On to Second Round in Playoffs

The Pioneers pulled away from Monmouth, Illinois 91-76 in the first round game Friday on Bo Ryan Court in Williams Fieldhouse. With the win, the Pioneers not only advanced to Saturday’s second round, but they improved their all-time NCAA III playoff record to 32-6, the best record in D3 history. The Pioneers will play host to St. Olaf College Saturday at 7 p.m. The Oles defeated Sul Ross State 88-75 in Friday’s first contest.

Area Scoreboard 3/3

Regional Semi-Final Tournament for Wisconsin Boys Basketball

Platteville 75, Richland Center 44

River Valley 66, Prairie du Chien 37

Edgerton 72, Dodgeville 60

Mineral Point 64, Necedah 52

Darlington 59, Cuba City 40

Luther 60, Fennimore 45

Southwestern 60, Potosi 59

Seneca 56, Shullsburg 43

Wauzeka-Steuben 60, River Ridge 51

Illinois Scores

Sterling Newman Central Catholic 46, East Dubuque 43

Cascade Girls State Basketball Semi-finals

The Cascade High School girls basketball team has a date in the Class 2-A semi-finals later this morning at Iowa Girls State Tournament in Des Moines.  The 6th ranked Cougars(23-3) will meet (21-2) North Union for a spot in the championship game tomorrow evening to face the winner of the other semi-final match-up between Treynor and Grundy Center.

This is Cascade 5th appearance in the final four round under Coach Mike Sconsa. The Cougars have advanced to the state championship game once in 2009.

Area Scoreboard (3/2)

High School Girls Basketball

Wisconsin Sectional Semi-Finals


  • Marshall 78, Platteville 67


  • Aquinas 73, Darlington 36


  • Shullsburg 36, River Ridge 34 (Shullsburg meets Bangor on Saturday 1pm at Lacrosse Central High School)
  • Black Hawk 46, Central Wisconsin Christian 22 (Black Hawk meets Hustisford at Oconomowoc Saturday 7pm)


College Womens Basketball

  • Clarke had their season end in the Heart quarterfinals last night losing at William Penn 82-64. The Pride finish their season with a record of 20-11.

UNI Men and Women Basketball Claim Wins

UNI Men Advance to MVC Quarters

The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament with a 60-50 victory over the Evansville Purple Aces last night at Scottrade Center. UNI’s balanced scoring attack was led by Wyatt Lohaus with 15 points.

UNI advances to the quarterfinals to take on No. 1-seeded Loyola today at noon.


UNI Women Defeat Valpo

The Northern Iowa women’s basketball team had no trouble with Valparaiso last night, as the Panthers posted a dominating, 76-53 victory over the Crusaders. Sophomore Megan Maahs posted her 11th double-double of the season. The former Western Dubuque prep scored 13 points and hauled in 13 rebounds. Another W-D alum ,Rose Simon-Ressler had 8 points.

The Panthers closeout the regular season on Saturday, as UNI takes on Loyola.

Big 10 Basketball Tournament News

No. 15 Michigan overcomes Iowa in OT 77-71 in Big Ten

NEW YORK (AP) – Duncan Robinson made Michigan’s only field goal in overtime, a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:15 left, and the 15th-ranked Wolverines survived foul trouble and poor shooting to beat Iowa 77-71 on Thursday to advance to the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals.

The fifth-seeded Wolverines (25-7) face fourth-seeded Nebraska on Friday at Madison Square Garden.

Jordan Bohannon made a 3 off the dribble with 16.3 seconds left in regulation to tie it at 67 for Iowa, which trailed for much of the second half. Tyler Cook and Luka Garza scored 13 points apiece for Iowa. Former Wahlert prep Cordell Pemsel added 2 points and 4 rebounds.

The Wolverines trailed 40-35 at halftime and had allowed the Hawkeyes to shoot 55 percent from the field.

Iowa finishes the season with a record of 14-and-19.


Wisconsin tops Maryland 59-54 to reach Big Ten quarters

NEW YORK (AP) – Brevin Pritzl broke a tie with a foul-line jumper with 28 seconds left and Khalil Iverson secured the win with a steal in the waning seconds, leading Wisconsin past Maryland 59-54 in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament.

Ethan Happ had 14 points and seven rebounds for Wisconsin, which has won five of seven.

Wisconsin: Face top-seeded Michigan State at noon today in the quarterfinals.


Iowa women dominate early, holds of Northwestern 55-45

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Makenzie Meyer had 13 points, Megan Gustafson 12 and fifth-seeded Iowa used a dominant first quarter to defeat 12th-seeded Northwestern 55-45 in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament. The Hawkeyes (24-6) will meet top-seeded and 13th-ranked Ohio State in the quarterfinals today.

UD's Michael Joseph at NFL Combine

The NFL Combine in Indianapolis takes place today through Monday as around 300 of the top college players eligible for the NFL Draft will go through an intense, four-day job interview with executives, coaches, scouts and doctors from all 32 NFL teams.

One of those getting an invite to the combine is University of Dubuque senior Michael Joseph who will be going through medical evaluations and meetings starting today going through the weekend and then has field testing on Monday with the other defensive backs in attendance.

Right now, Joseph is projected to be a sixth or seventh round pick according to NFL Draft experts, but could move up with an outstanding performance at the Combine.

Joseph won the Cliff Harris Award as the nation’s top defensive player in small college football and was a first team small college All American after gaining first team all-Iowa conference honors for the third straight season. He played extensively in the Reece’s Senior Bowl, the only division three player and the first player from the Iowa Conference since 1960.

2018 Wahlert Hall of Fame Announced

Wahlert High School has announced who the newest members of the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame will be.
The five newest members will be honored during ceremonies later this month. The Class is headlined by 1969 graduate Kevin Kunnert who went on to become a two time MVP for the Iowa Hawkeye basketball team and was a first round NBA draft pick of the Chicago Bulls in 1973 and spending 9 seasons in the league reaching the playoffs three times.

The rest of the 2018 class includes: Steve Tschiggfrie from the class of 1971, Kelley Westhoff Jacobs class of 1993, Kevin O’Neil, class of 1973, and Peter Eggers from the Class of 2001.

Wahlert Hall of Fame Ceremony will be held Saturday, March 24th at the Grand River Center. Anybody interested in attending should contact the Wahlert Activities office.

Wahlert Wrestlers Ramirez and McDermott Selected for Pitt Wrestling Classic

Wahlert High School state champion wrestlers Boone McDermott and Josh Ramierez have been chosen as members of the Iowa team selected to compete in the Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic later this month. Ramierez and McDermott are among the 13 wrestlers with a combined 18 state titles who will represent Iowa.

The Wrestling Classic – known as “The Rose Bowl of Wrestling” – is the most prestigious high school all-star wrestling meet in the United States because it attracts the best high school seniors in the country, Pennsylvania and another guest state all-star team in the two dual meet format. The Wrestling Classic will be Sunday, March 25th at the University of Pittsburgh’s Fitzgerald Field House.

Duax WIAC Player of the Year/Gard Coach of the Year

High post season basketball accolades for former Dubuque Hempstead prep Robert Duax of U-W Platteville who has been named the WIAC Player of the Year. Duax, a junior is the 9th Pioneer player in history to receive the honor. Joining Duax as all-conference selection is senior guard Matt Oestreich. Quentin Shields and Carter Voelker were named Honorable Mention. Clay Gerds was named to the All-Defensive Team.

Platteville head coach Jeff Gard has been selected as the conference Coach of the Year after leading the Pioneers from last a season ago to first place this season, the first time that has happened in the history of the WIAC.

The Pioneers open up NCAA D-3 Tournament play tomorrow evening hosting Monmouth College

MVC All Division Boys Basketball Selections Announced

Several Dubuque High School boys basketball players have received all Mississippi Valley Conference accolades.

In the Valley Division: Conference champ Senior AND Hempstead had two first team selections: For the Senior Carter Stevens and Noah Carter and for Hempstead, Lucas Duax and Keith Johnson. Stevens and Duax were unanimous selections. Senior head coach Wendell Eimers and his staff were honored as Coach of the Year in the Valley.

Senior’s Nick Timmerman and Sam Link were second team choices. Marshawn Carroll and Landon Hermson of Senior along with Wil Courtney and Max Duax of Hempstead were named Honorable Mention.

In the Mississippi Division: Wahlert Catholic’s Matt Bandy and Peter Timmerman were named to the second team and Jack Jaeger and Craig Collins Honorable Mention selections.

Rea Schedule to Pitch for First Time Since Surgery

Today Cascade native Colin Rea is scheduled to step on to a big league mound for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery.

The Padres are slated for a ‘B’ game against the White Sox and  Rea is slated to take the ball in relief. Rea missed all of last season while recovering from the surgery and hasn’t thrown in a competitive environment since July 30th, 2016 when he sustained the injury.

Big Ten Women's Tournament

Northwestern women beat Wisconsin 68-63 in Big Ten 1st round

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Lindsey Pulliam scored 24 points and Northwestern beat Wisconsin 68-63 on Wednesday in the first round of the Big Ten  Women’s Tournament. Cayla McMorris led 13th-seeded Wisconsin (9-21, 2-14) with 22 points and eight rebounds.

The 12th-seeded Wildcats will play in the second round this afternoon against No. 5 seed Iowa. 


Penn St women roll in Big Ten opener

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Teniya Page set a Penn State Big Ten Tournament record with a career-high 38 points and the Nittany Lions cruised to an 83-57 win over Illinois in a first-round game on Wednesday. The 11th-seeded Nittany Lions (16-14) advanced to face No. 6 seed Michigan tonight.

Big Ten Tournament at Garden opens with Iowa over Illinois

NEW YORK (AP) – The Big Ten opened a five-day run at Madison Square with Jordan Bohannon leading Iowa past Illinois 96-87 on Wednesday night in the first game of the conference tournament.

Bohannon scored 25 points and had six assists, including a bounce pass to Luka Garza for a jam with 34 seconds left to keep the Illini at bay.

The 12th-seeded Hawkeyes (14-18) got solid work inside from Tyler Cook (19 points, five rebounds) and Garza (20 and eight) to go with the accurate shooting of Bohannon. The sophomore was 5 for 7 from 3-point range.   Kipper Nichols scored a career-best 31 points for 13th seed Illinois (14-18) to close out coach Brad Underwood’s first season with two wins in its final nine games. Iowa will face fifth-seeded Michigan this afternoon in the second game of the day.

The first game today at 11:00 a.m. has 9th seed Wisconsin taking on 8th Maryland. The winner advances to meet top seed Michigan State tomorrow.

Cascade Girls Advance to State Semi’s

The 6th ranked Cascade High School girls basketball team has advanced to the Class  2-A semi-finals with a 61-44 victory over 9th ranked Dike-New Hartford this morning at the State Girls Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Cascade trailed 19-15 after the first quarter but turned the tables in the second frame to lead 31-24 at halftime. The lead grew to 17 by the end of the third. Dike-New Hartford made a run to start the final quarter to cut the lead to seven but could get no closer.

Cascade was led by Nicole McDermott with 20 points. Rachel Trumm added a double-double of 10 points-10 rebounds to help propel the Cougars to their 23rd win.

It’s the fifth time in six state tournament appearances under head coach Mike Sconsa the Cougars have punched their ticket to the final four of the tournament. Cascade will now play Friday morning at 11:45.

Cyclones Close Regular Season with Loss to Oklahoma State

Jeffrey Carroll scored 21 points, Cameron McGriff had 19, and Oklahoma State cruised past Iowa State 80-71 on Tuesday, sweeping the season series with the Cyclones. Mitchell Solomon scored 10 points with 11 rebounds for the Cowboys (17-13, 7-10 Big 12), who outrebounded Iowa State 47-37 and outscored the Cyclones 32-16 in the paint. The Cyclones were without starters Solomon Young and Nick Weiler-Babb due to knee injuries. Lindell Wigginton had 20 points and Donovan Jackson scored 17 for Iowa State (13-16, 4-13). The Cyclones will finish last in the league and be the No. 10 seed for next week’s conference tournament in Kansas City – a tournament Iowa State won a year ago.

Iowa, Illinois Meet as Big Ten Tournament Begins

The Iowa Hawkeyes and Illinois Fighting Illini face off to start the five-day Big 10 men’s basketball tournament today at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The Hawkeyes are the 12 seed while Illinois is the 13 seed. The Hawkeyes snapped a three-game losing streak to the Fighting Illini with a 104-97 overtime win in Champaign on January 15th in their only encounter of the season. Both teams come into the tournament with victories in their final regular season game. Iowa downed Northwestern, while Illinois defeated Rutgers. Tipoff will be at 4:30 PM. The winner will play tomorrow afternoon against 5th seeded Michigan.

Cascade Girls Open State Tournament

For the 5th time in the last six seasons, the Cascade High School girls basketball team will be making an appearance at Wells Fargo Arena in the 2A state tournament. Cougars head coach Mike Sconsa says this group had been tournament tested with the schedule they’ve faced this season. The 6th ranked Cougars were installed as the #3 seed in the 2A field and meet 9th ranked and 6th seed Dike New-Hartford, who knocked of top ranked and unbeaten North Linn to advance to Des Moines. Game time will be at 10:30. The winner advances to the state semifinals on Friday to face the winner of the match-up between 3rd ranked Panorama and 10th ranked North Union.

Playoff Basketball: Hempstead, Senior Fall; East Dubuque Advances

Dreams of going to the state basketball tournament came crashing down for both the Hempstead Mustangs and Senior Rams last night, as oth teams came up short with losses in substate championship games. The 10th ranked Mustangs saw a four point halftime lead evaporate in the third quarter and Cedar Falls pulled away down the stretch for a 62-56 win at the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls. The Mustangs finished their season with a record of 17-6. Meanwhile at Clinton, a five point lead with 1:30 left to play didn’t hold up and Senior fell to North Scott 53-52. The Rams season ended with a record of 18-5.

In Illinois, East Dubuque has advanced to the sectional final on Friday night with a 52-47 win over Milledgeville last night at Lanark. The Warriors will play the winner of tonight’s other sectional semi-final game between River Ridge and Sterling Newman Catholic.

Wisconsin Regional First Round Scores

Division 3:

River Valley 47, Poynette 38

Division 4:

Cuba City 48, Boscobel 36

Luther 75, Lancaster 52

Division 5

Potosi 64, Belmont 38

Southwestern 48, Cassville 36

River Ridge 48, Highland 46

Shullsburg 63, Benton 56

Seneca 70, Riverdale 31

Hempstead and Senior Both Play Substate Finals Tonight

Two Dubuque High School boys basketball teams could be headed to the 4-A state basketball tournament at the end of the night. Both the Hempstead Mustangs and Senior Rams play in sub-state championship games at separate sights for a ticket to state.

At the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls, the Mustangs(17-5) meet the (17-5) Cedar Falls Tigers. Hempstead will be trying to advance for a second straight season. In the first meet between the two which took place exactly two weeks ago the Mustangs handed the Tigers a 70-69 buzzer beating loss at Moody Gym.

At the same, the Senior Rams (18-4) will be trying to advance as well when they meet the (19-3) North Scott Lancers at Clinton High School. Senior  has won 10 in a row .Over the 10 game win streak Senior has held four opponents to 50 points or less while only two teams have scored 60 which included in the Rams 65-61 overtime win over Bettendorf on Friday.

AM 1370 KDTH and will broadcast the Hempstead-Cedar Falls game with several score updates on the Senior-North Scott game throughout. Pregame coverage starts at 6:40p.m.

Elsewhere in Illinois post season play: East Dubuque has a Sectional semi-final showdown against Milledgeville at Lanark Eastland High School.

In Wisconsin the boys tournament trail to the Kohl Center in Madison opens for several area teams.

Big 10 Conference Basketball Awards Announced:

Big 10 Conference Awards

The Big Ten Conference unveiled the all-conference selections in men’s and women’s basketball.  Men’s All Big Ten selections included: Ethan Happ of Wisconsin was named to the second team by the media and first team by the league coaches. Iowa’s Tyler Cook and Leron Black of Illinois were Honorable Mention choices by the media while  Iowa’s Jordan Bohannon making the Honorable Mention list from the media. Wisconsin freshman Brad Davison and Illinois Trent Frazier were named to the All- Freshman team

Iowa’s Megan Gustafson was named the Big 10 Women’s Player of the Year by members of the media but not the league’s coaches who chose Kelsey Mitchell of Ohio State. Iowa’s Kathleen Doyle was chosen to the second team by the coaches and honorable mention by the media. Alex Wittinger of Illinois was chosen 2nd team by both.


Complete Big 10 Mens Honors:

Complete Big 10 Womens Honors:

U-W Platteville Hosting NCAA Tournament Games

The U-W Platteville men’s basketball team will be hosting first and second round games of the NCAA D-3 tournament. The (22-4) Pioneers, regular season champs of the WIAC will host (20-7) Monmouth College on Friday night at 7:30. In another match-up at Platteville prior to that game, Sul-Ross State (22-8) will meet Saint Olaf (19-7) at 5:30. The winners will play back at Platteville on Saturday night at 7 o’clock for a trip to the Sweet 16.

Heart All Conference Basketball

The Heart announced selections for the men’s and women’s basketball all conference teams.  Senior guard Haris Takes was named a first team selection. Takes, a former Cascade prep, averaged a team high 19.2 points per game while shooting nearly 51 percent from the field including almost 48 percent from three point range. Ernest Bolden Junior and former Wahlert prep Jared Walker were chosen Honorable Mention.

The Pride women’s team had two first team all Heart picks: senior guard Kea Whittington, and freshman center Makenna Haase who was also named the conference Freshman of the Year. Junior Natasha Adames was named Honorable Mention.

Mt. Mercy junior Ashley Dolan, a former Hempstead prep was named to the second team.

Area Scoreboard (2/27)

College Men’s Basketball

  • The Clarke men’s basketball team had their season end last night losing at Mid-American Nazarene 74-59 in the opening round of the Heart of American Athletic Conference Tournament. The Pride ended their season at 14-and-17.

College Women’s Basketball

  • Tonight the Clarke women will host a Heart first round game welcoming Missouri Valley College to the Kehl Center. The winner advances into the quarterfinal round of the tournament on Thursday.

NCAA D-3 Regional Wrestling

For the second consecutive year, the fifth-ranked Loras wrestling team finished second at the NCAA Division III Wrestling Lower Midwest Regional at the Five Flags Center. Juniors Kevin Kelly at 141 pounds and Quin Gilliam at 285 were crowned regional champions, with Kelly being named Outstanding Wrestler. The Duhawks had two other national qualifiers who finished runner up at their weight class: Jimmy Davis at 149 and Guy Pattron Junior at 197. Wartburg College advanced 9 to the nationals taking first place in the team race with 181.5. Loras was next with 130, Dubuque placed 9th with 39.5. Former Western Dubuque prep Braden Birt of Milliken College also qualified for nationals with a 3rd place finish at 149.

U-W Platteville qualified three wrestlers for nationals. Jon Goetz, Grant Wedepohl, and D’Andre Johnson all qualified at the Upper Midwest Regional in Minneapolis this weekend. Goetz won the regional title at 174. Wedepohl was 2nd at 184, and Johnson also was a runner-up at 285.
The NCAA D-3 Nationals will be held in Cleveland, Ohio March 9th and 10th.

Bohannon, Iowa hold off Northwestern 77-70

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Jordan Bohannon scored 25 points with seven 3s and Iowa held off Northwestern 77-70 in its home finale on Sunday night, snapping a six-game losing streak.

Luka Garza had 18 points for the Hawkeyes (13-18, 4-14), who locked down the No. 12 seed for next week’s Big Ten tournament with its first victory in nearly a month. They’ll face Illinois on Wednesday in New York. Bohanan more than likely would have had 26 points, but chose to intentionally miss a free throw which would have broken the consecutive free throws record of 34 in a row held by the late Chris Street.

Scottie Lindsey scored 32 points and was 9 of 11 on 3s to lead the Wildcats, who’ve lost six straight.

The Hawkeyes the number 12 seed will open up Big 10 play on Wednesday when they face13th seed Illinois. The winner will square of against 5th seed Michigan on Thursday.

Badgers Fall to #2 MSU-Illini Win Big 10 Finale

No. 2 Michigan State beats Wisconsin, wraps up Big Ten

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Cassius Winston scored 20 points and went 6 for 6 from the 3-point line, and No. 2 Michigan State held off Wisconsin 68-63 on Sunday to earn the outright regular-season Big Ten title.

Brad Davison finished with 30 points for Wisconsin (14-17, 7-11), including a 3 with 4.7 seconds left that had hometown fans holding out hope for an upset.

Wisconsin is the No. 9 seed for the Big 10 tourney and will t play 8th seed Maryland on Thursday.


Bench leads Illinois past Rutgers 75-62

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) – Michael Finke and Aaron Jordan came off the bench to combine for 34 points and lead Illinois past Rutgers 75-62 on Sunday.

Deshawn Freeman blocked a shot by Trent Frazier and then assisted Eugene Omoruyi (14 points) on a fast-break layup to give Rutgers (13-18, 3-15 Big Ten) a 36-35 lead.

However, Frazier answered with a 3-pointer as Illinois (14-17, 4-14) retook a lead they would never surrender, building it to as much as 15.

Illinois led 15-9 after Mark Alstork made a layup midway through the first half. While Rutgers was able to overcome the early deficit and trade leads, Illinois was able to build a lead of seven before taking a 35-30 lead into half.

Corey Sanders scored 18 points, six rebounds and four assists for Rutgers.

Leron Black added 14 points for Illinois.

Area Scoreboard 2/25

Pella, Iowa — The Wartburg women’s team and the University of Dubuque men’s team won the titles at the 2018 Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, held the past two days on the campus of Central College. The Spartans, who last year won their first conference indoor title, repeated in dramatic fashion by holding on to a narrow lead going into the last relay.

Loras’s Gabrielle Noland wins Female Track Athlete of the Year

Dubuque’s Blaze Murfin wins Male Field Athlete of the Year

Dubuque wins Coaching Staff of the Year

Team Standings


  1. Wartburg, 212.50
  2. Nebraska Wesleyan, 182.00
  3. Loras, 92
  4. Dubuque, 91.50


  1. Dubuque, 138
  2. Central, 131
  3. Wartburg, 114
  4. Loras, 113

Men’s Tennis

UW-Eau Claire 9, Univ of Dubuque 0

Lawrence Univ. 8 Univ of Dubuque 1


DUBUQUE, Iowa ( – The fifth-ranked Loras wrestling team sits in second place after the first two sessions of the 2018 NCAA Division III Lower Midwest Regional. On Sunday, the Duhawks send six wrestlers to the line in semifinal bouts with an additional four fighting back in the consolation bracket.


DUBUQUE, Iowa — The Dubuque Fighting Saints picked up a hat trick from Chayse Primeau in a 3-2 win over the Sioux Falls Stampede on Saturday night at the Mystique Community Ice Center.



Quartet of Area Wrestlers Up for Wisconsin Titles

A few KDTH area wrestlers will be going for championships tonight in the finals of the Wisconsin State High School Wrestling Tournament at the Kohl Center in Madison. Wrestling for titles tonight in Division 2 are Belmont/Platteville’s Isaac Wiegel at 120 and Shane Liegel of River Valley 170. In Division 3, the Iowa-Grant/Highland duo of Max Maylor (160) and Brady Peat (182) are both in the finals as well. Several others can still finish as high as 3rd place in the consolation round that starts at 10:00 this morning. The finals will be tonight at 7:00.

Five Flags Hosts Division III Regional Wrestling

The Five Flags Civic Center Arena will welcome 17 NCAA Division 3 wrestling teams for the Lower Midwest Regional Tournament today and tomorrow. The 17 teams competing include wrestlers from the host Loras, along with Dubuque, and the other Iowa Conference schools.

Preliminary first round matches start at 1:00 this afternoon and continuing through the day. Sunday’s action starts with the championship semi-finals and third round consolation at 11:00, at 1:00 is the consolation semi-finals. The championship/3rd place and 5th place matches for each weight class starts at 2:30.

Wrestlers will be attempting to advance to the Division 3 National Tournament in Cleveland next month.

UW Platteville’s wrestlers will be competing at the Upper Midwest Regional Tournament hosted by Augsburg College in Minneapolis.

Area High School/College Basketball Scoreboard

Boys High School Basketball

Iowa Class 4A Substate Semifinals

Senior 65, Bettendorf 61 (OT) – Rams advance to face North Scott at Clinton Tuesday

Hempstead 63, Waterloo West 50 – Mustangs will travel to the McLeod Center Tuesday to meet Cedar Falls

Illinois Class 1A Regional Final

East Dubuque 52, Pearl City 37: East Dubuque advances to the Sectional for the second straight year and will meet Milledgeville Tuesday night at Lanark

Girls High School Basketball

Wisconsin Regional Semi-Finals

Division 3

Platteville 52, Edgerton 37

Division 4

Cuba City 49, Brookwood 41

Mineral Point 81, Boscobel 40

Darlington 82, Wisconsin Heights 38

Division 5

Shullsburg 60, Belmont 47

Benton 71, Seneca 60

River Ridge 52, Riverdale 38

Potosi 58, Kickapoo 29

Black Hawk 71, Albany 39

WIAC Men’s Basketball Tournament

UW-River Falls 71, #5 UW-Platteville 66

Area Scoreboard (2/23)

Wisconsin Boys High School Basketball

  • Mineral Point 82, Cuba City 74, OT
  • Boscobel 61, Riverdale 53
  • Darlington 80, Iowa-Grant 46
  • Fennimore 61, Southwestern 50
  • Platteville 68, River Valley 52
  • Potosi 69, River Ridge 55
  • Prairie du Chien 56, Lancaster 50

Rams and Mustangs Host Substate Semi-Finals Tonight

The Senior Rams and Hempstead Mustangs open up post season play tonight hosting 4-A Substate Semi-Final games. The Rams will welcome the Bettendorf Bulldogs to Nora Gym. AM 1370 and will broadcast the game with pregame at 6:45pm.

The Hempstead Mustangs are the number 2 seed in Substate 2 and play host to a familiar foe in Waterloo West.

Winners tonight advance to the Substate Finals on Tuesday evening.

Big Weekend for Fighting Saints

The Dubuque Fighting Saints have a two game homes stand this weekend. The Saints will welcome the Sioux Falls Stampede to Mystique Community Ice Center tonight and tomorrow night at 7:05. Going into the weekend the Fighting Saints find themselves in the midst of a heated battle for first place in the USHL Eastern Conference. Dubuque with 48 standings points finds themselves just one point behind co-conference leaders Youngstown and Team USA.

Sioux Falls has 53 points and are tied for 2nd in the Western Conference with Waterloo trailing conference leader Omaha by 7 points.

Western Dubuque Boys Bowling Wins State Title

The Western Dubuque High School boys bowling team are state champions for a third time. The Bobcats rolled their way to the Class 2-A title yesterday at the state tournament at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo. The Bobcats totaled 3160, 25 better than 2nd place Ottumwa. Drew Naderman led the way with 513 which tied him for 3rd.

The Western Dubuque girls finished fifth in the team competition with a 2,629, Morgan Theisen, led the way individually with a 405 for eighth place.

Loras Men and Women’s Basketball Eliminated from IIAC Tourney

The Loras College men’s and women’s basketball teams are out of the Iowa Conference Tournament after loses last night in the semi-finals

In men’s action, Loras the number 2 seed stumbled against 6th seed Central losing 113-108. The Duhawk men end their season with a record of 19-and-7

In women’s action; the Duhawks, the number 4 seed lost at number one seed and undefeated Wartburg 63-46. The Duhawk women concluded with a 17-and-10 record.

Badgers Top Northwestern-Illinois Falls to #9 Purdue

Happ leads Wisconsin past Northwestern, 70-64

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) – Ethan Happ scored 19 points and put his unique blend of skills on display to ruin Northwestern’s Senior Night and lead Wisconsin to a 70-64 victory over the Wildcats on Thursday.

Khalil Iverson had 16 points and lightly used 7-footer Andy Van Vliet added 14 for the Badgers (14-16, 7-10 Big Ten), who put together their first three-game winning streak of the conference season.

UP NEXT  The Badgers will host Michigan State in their regular-season finale on Sunday.  The Wildcats visit Iowa on Sunday to conclude their regular-season schedule.


Edwards scores 40 points, No. 9 Purdue beats Illinois 93-86

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – Carsen Edwards scored career-high 40 points to help No. 9 Purdue outlast Illinois in a 93-86 victory on Thursday night.

Leron Black led Illinois with 28 points, notching his fourth-consecutive 20-point game.

Illinois hits the road to face Rutgers on Sunday.


Dubuque Hosting NCAA D-3 Wrestling Regional

The Five Flags Civic Center Arena will welcome 17 NCAA Division 3 wrestling teams for the Lower Midwest Regional Tournament on Saturday and Sunday. The 17 teams competing include wrestlers from the host Loras,  also Dubuque and the other Iowa Conference schools.

Preliminary first round matches start at 1 o’clock on Saturday and continuing through the day. Sunday’s action starts with the championship semi-finals and third round consolation at 11 o’clock, at 1 o’clock is the consolation semi-finals. The championship/3rd place and 5th place matches for each weight class starts at 2:30. Wrestlers will be attempting to advance to the NCAA D-3 Nationals Tournament in Cleveland, Ohio March 9th thru 10th.

Cascade State Girls Basketball

After the Regional Final games were completed last night the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released the pairings for the State Basketball Tournament next week. The only area team earning a spot is Cascade. The Cougars (22-3) have drawn the number three seed in the 2-A tournament field and will play at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning against the number six seed Dike-New Hartford. The winner plays at 11:45 next Friday against the winner of the match-up between number two seed Panorama and number seven seed North Union. The state championship game will be next Saturday evening at 5 o’clock.

Here are all the brackets for the Girls State Basketball Tournament next week:


Area Scoreboard (2/22)


Girls High School Basketball

Iowa Class 5A Regional Final

Cedar Falls 62, Hempstead 40 – Mustangs denied a bid in the State Tournament, finish season at 16-6

Wisconsin Division 4 Regional

Lancaster 57, Necedah 34

Wisconsin Division 5 Regional

Potosi 78, DeSoto 22

Kickapoo 65, Iowa-Grant 63

River Ridge 63, Ithaca 9

Seneca 66, Highland 40

Boys High School Basketball

Iowa Class 2A District Final

Cascade 42, Iowa City Regina 38

Dyersville Beckman 64, Waukon 62

Cascade and Beckman will meet in the Substate Final at Manchester Saturday

Illinois Regional Semifinal

East Dubuque 50, Warren 24

Pearl City 40, Stockton 17

Men’s Basketball

Minnesota 86, Iowa 82

TCU 89, Iowa State 83

Clarke 111, Peru State 102 (OT)

Women’s Basketball

Iowa 77, Rutgers 67 (OT)

Clarke 85, Peru State 69

High School State Bowling

At the State High School Bowling Tournament at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo: Hempstead’s Natalie Leach rolled her way to the 3-A individual girls state championship with a 495 winning by 18 pins. The Senior Girls placed 3rd in the team race. On the boys side Hempstead finished 6th.  The tournament continues today with Class 2-A, the Western Dubuque boys and girls teams are among the teams in the 2-A state field.

Today the Class 2-A tournament takes place. The Western Dubuque boys and girls teams are among the state qualifiers.

Wisconsin State Wrestling Tournament Opens

The Wisconsin High School State Wrestling Tournament will run today through Saturday at the Kohl Center in Madison. Wrestlers from the Tri-States will begin competition tonight in the Division 2 and 3 preliminary rounds.

In Division 3: Fennimore leads the way for the area in qualifiers with a contingent of eight qualifiers. Lancaster and Mineral Point have four each, while Iowa-Grant Highland has 3 qualifiers. Boscobel, Darlington-Black Hawk, Riverdale, and Pecatonica Argyle have two qualifiers each and River Ridge-Cassville has one.

In Division 2: River Valley has three state qualifiers and Belmont-Platteville has one.

Opening round action in Divisions 2 and 3 begins tonight at 7:00, with the quarterfinals on Friday afternoon and semifinals on Friday night. The championships will be Saturday night to start at 5:00.

Several Area Athletes Make IIAC Honor Roll

Several Iowa Conference Athletes with Dubuque ties have been recognized by the conferences for performances last week.

The overall Female Athlete of the Week is Loras diver Mikaela Lengwin who was honored as the 2018 Liberal Arts Championships Female Diver of the Year after winning her second straight one meter and three meter diving championships qualifying for the NCAA Regionals.  Other honored were

  • Men’s Basketball Player of the Week Ryan DiCanio of Loras
  • Female Basketball Player of the Week was Marissa Schroeder of Loras
  • Men’s Track Performer of the Week: the Loras 4 x400 relay of Shamari Scott, Tyson Morrison, Evan Gradoville, Jr and Patrick Mikel
  • Women’s Track Performer of the Week: Former Wahlert prep Betsy Duehr of Wartburg College.

To learn more about their accomplishment click the link to the release from the IIAC:

Fighting Saint Maniscalco USHL Defenseman of the Week

Dubuque Fighting Saints defenseman Josh Maniscalco has been named USHL Defenseman of the Week for his offensive and defensive contributions to a weekend in which the Fighting Saints picked up five out of a possible six points over the weekend.

Maniscalco picked up three points on the weekend, all assists. His two assists on Friday night against the Madison Capitols helped stoke a comeback from three goals down to force overtime and get an all-important standings point. He also picked up a point by setting up Quinn Preston’s overtime winner on Sunday afternoon in Lincoln.

The Arizona State commit has six goals and 18 assists, good for 24 points, and tied for the fifth-most points by defensemen in the USHL this season.

Area Scoreboard (2/20)

High School Girls Basketball


2A Region 4 Final:  Cascade 50, Bellevue 41

  • 6th ranked Cascade will be making their 6th state basketball tournament in ten seasons after advancing last night with a 50-41 victory over 12th ranked Bellevue in the Class 2-A Region 4 Final at Nora Gym. The Cougars will play next Tuesday night or Wednesday morning but won’t know when or who their first opponent will be until later this week as two Regional Final games last night were postponed.

4A and 5A Regional Finals Tonight

  • Tonight both the Hempstead and Wahlert girls basketball teams have opportunities to advance to the state tournament. In the Class 4A Region 4 Final: Wahlert will be at top ranked Marion. In the Class 5A Region 1 Final: Hempstead will be at 2nd ranked Cedar Falls…you can hear the game tonight on AM 1370 and with pregame around 6:45 this evening.


  • Regional first round play begins tonight across the state with a number or are match-ups taking place tonight in Division’s 3, 4, and 5.

High School Boys Basketball


Class 3A Sub-state

  • Mount Vernon 60, Wahlert, Dubuque 57
  • Marion 45, Maquoketa 42

Class 4A Sub-state

  • Waterloo, East 53, Western Dubuque 40
  • Waterloo, West 67, Mason City 49 (West at Hempstead on Friday night)
  • Bettendorf 69, Davenport, Central 44 (Bettendorf at Senior on Friday night)

2A District Final Games Tonight

  • There are two District Final match-ups in Sub-state 4 this evening: At Maquoketa: Cascade will meet Iowa City Regina and Dyersville Beckman will face Waukon at Western Dubuque High School. The winners play in the Sub-state Final on Saturday night at West Delaware High School in Manchester


East Dubuque Regional 

  • Warren 43, Galena 37 (Warren at East Dubuque tonight)
  • Stockton 47, Scales Mound 27 (Stockton vs Pearl City at East Dubuque Wednesday)