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Hall Of Fame Packer Dies

UNDATED (AP) – Hall of Fame fullback Jim Taylor of the Green Bay Packers has died at 83. The team says he died unexpectedly at a hospital in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Taylor was the league’s MVP in 1962 and played on four title teams. He was a punishing runner in a backfield with Paul Hornung for coach Vince Lombardi. Packers President Mark Murphy calls Taylor a “gritty, classic player” and a “key figure of those great championship runs.”

LSU slams Georgia...Iowa State whips W. Va....Oregon nips Washington...Mich. St. tops Penn State

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Second-ranked Georgia entered the weekend averaging 42.8 points a game before getting shut down in No. 13 LSU’s 36-16 win over the Bulldogs. Jake Fromm had by far his worst game this season, completing 16 of 34 passes for 209 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Joe Burrow passed for 200 yards and had two short touchdown runs as LSU bounced back from last Saturday’s loss to Florida.

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Freshman Brock Purdy threw for 254 yards and three TDs to help Iowa State pull off a 30-14 stunner against sixth-ranked West Virginia. David Montgomery had a career-high 189 yards rushing for the Cyclones, who entered the game 2-3 before beating a Top 25 team for the fifth time in seven tries. Iowa State surrendered just 152 total yards during the game and scored 20 straight points after spotting West Virginia an early touchdown off a turnover.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – C.J. Verdell scored on a six-yard run in overtime to send 17th-rated Oregon to a 30-27 win against No. 7 Washington. Verdell finished with 111 yards and Justin Herbert was 18 of 32 for 202 yards and two touchdowns. The game went into OT after Huskies kicker Peyton Henry missed a 37-yard field-goal attempt on the final play of regulation.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Brian Lewerke (leh-WUR’-kee) threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Felton Davis with 19 seconds left to lift Michigan State past No. 8 Penn State 21-17. Lewerke completed 25 of 52 passes for 259 yards and two touchdowns as the Spartans dealt the Nittany Lions their second consecutive loss. Miles Sanders ran for 162 yards and a touchdown for Penn State, and Trace McSorley completed 19 of 32 passes for 192 yards with a touchdown to become the program’s all-time passing yardage leader.

UNDATED (AP) – The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers won Saturday’s major league championship series games. Carlos Correa singled home the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning before Josh Reddick and Yuli Gurriel (YOO’-lee gur-ee-EHL’) homered in a four-run ninth that sent the Astros past Boston, 7-2. Justin Turner belted a go-ahead, two-run homer off Jeremy Jeffress in the eighth inning to send the Dodgers past the Brewers, 4-3 at Milwaukee.

Big Ten Football Scores

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Dwayne Haskins threw for three touchdowns as No. 3 Ohio State held off Minnesota to win 30-14. The Buckeyes needed a pair of Blake Haubiel second-half field goals and a late TD pass from Haskins to K.J. Hill to keep the game out of Minnesota’s reach. Ohio State receiver had a career-high nine catches for 187 yards and two touchdowns.

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) – Clayton Thorson threw for a career-high 455 yards and three touchdowns, and Drew Luckenbaugh kicked a 37-yard field goal in overtime to give Northwestern a 34-31 victory over winless Nebraska. Nebraska (0-6, 0-4 Big Ten) blew a 10-point lead in the final 5:51 in regulation and fell to 0-6 for the first time ever.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Shea Patterson accounted for 214 yards of offense and a touchdown, leading No. 12 Michigan to a 38-13 win over No. 15 Wisconsin. The Wolverines defeated a ranked conference team for the first time since beating the Badgers two years ago. They have won six straight games since opening this season with a seven-point loss to then-No. 12 Notre Dame. The Badgers had won a record 17 straight regular season Big Ten games, and 10 consecutive road games in and out of conference play.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Nate Stanley threw for 320 yards and a season-high six touchdowns, and the Iowa Hawkeyes beat the Indiana Hoosiers 42-16 in Big Ten action. Stanley connected with nine different wide receivers, completing 21 of 33 throws in a game where he was only sacked once.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – Purdue rolled over Illinois 46-7, dampening the Illini homecoming festivities and dimming their postseason hopes. Illinois (3-3, 1-2 Big Ten) arguably played its worst game of the year.

Area Scoreboard for Saturday, October 13th

AP Sports Stories

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Lorenzo Cain had three hits and the Milwaukee Brewers homered twice while taking a 6-1 lead in a 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series. Winning pitcher Brandon Woodruff worked two perfect innings became the third reliever in major league history to homer in a postseason game, tying the score 1-1 after Manny Machado went deep for the Dodgers. Jesus Aguilar also homered and Domingo Santana delivered a two-run single that chased losing pitcher Clayton Kershaw.

NEW YORK (AP) – New York Yankees shortstop Did Gregorius will need Tommy John surgery after injuring his right elbow during the AL Division Series against Boston. Manager Aaron Boone is optimistic Gregorius will spend most of next season with the club, but the team will know more after surgery. Gregorius hit .268 with 27 homers and 86 RBIs during the regular season.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver DeAnthony Thomas fractured his leg during practice and could miss the rest of the season, the latest in a string of injuries to befall the unbeaten team. The Chiefs also listed Justin Houston as doubtful for Sunday’s game in New England with a hamstring injury. Safety Eric Murray is out with an ankle injury and Jordan Lucas will start in his place.

DALLAS (AP) – Dirk Nowitzki’s debut in his record 21st season with the Dallas Mavericks won’t be in the opener Wednesday at Phoenix. Coach Rick Carlisle said Friday the 40-year-old Nowitzki will miss “multiple weeks” with a longer-than-expected recovery from left ankle surgery in April. Nowitzki hasn’t practiced this preseason and experienced a setback when he started playing again about a week before training camp.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – San Antonio Spurs point guard Derrick White will miss six-to-eight weeks after injuring his left heel in his first preseason game as a starter since replacing Dejounte Murray. White was hurt during Wednesday’s preseason loss to Atlanta. Murray is out for the season with a torn ACL.

Iowa high school football scores

Cedar Falls 41, Dubuque, Senior 0

Bellevue 49, Northeast Goose Lake 12

Hempstead 35, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 0

Alburnett 22, Maquoketa Valley 14

Cedar Rapids Xavier 41, Center Point-Urbana 0

Clayton Ridge 41, Lisbon 6

Edgewood-Colesburg 40, MFL-Mar-Mac 6

Western Dubuque 62, Marion 28

Maquoketa 55, Wahlert, Dubuque 48

Cedar Rapids Prairie 70, Waterloo West 14

West Branch 26, Cascade 6

Dyersville Beckman 28, North Cedar 7

Wisconsin high school football scores

Lancaster 35, Dodgeville 12

Mineral Point 38, Southwestern 8

Potosi/Cassville 55, Kickapoo/LaFarge 0

Prairie du Chien 55, Richland Center 21

River Valley 35, Platteville 2

Benton/Scales Mound 52, River Ridge 21

Black Hawk 32, Shullsburg 2

Cuba City 42, Iowa-Grant 8

Darlington 26, Boscobel 8

Fennimore 47, Waterloo 12

Highland 57, Belmont 0

Pecatonica/Argyle 56, Hurley 14

Illinois high school football scores

East Dubuque 39, Orangeville 27

Galena vs. Amboy-LaMoille postponed (will be played on Sunday, Oct. 14).

Loras Unveils New Athletics Logo

Dewey the Duhawk has gone into retirement. Today Loras College unveiled the new visual identity for Loras College Athletics.

Wes Teska, a graphic designer based out of Fort Wayne, Ind., was the principal designer behind the artwork. Teska’s client list includes the Detroit Tigers, Upper Deck, UFC and The Ohio State University.

Interim Director of Communications & Marketing and Director of Athletic Communications Jim Naprstek says there was a time there was a time where over 75 versions of the ‘Dewey’ logo were in use, so the college has solidified its identity with the new logo .

Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the College can purchase t-shirts with the new logo on Saturday at the homecoming football game.Additional apparel items will be available for purchase online on the Loras website.

New Loras College logo courtesy Loras College Athletics Department

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (10/12)




  • Dyersville Beckman went 3-0 at the WAMAC tournament to win the champioship with shutout wins over Mt. Vernon, Independence, and Center Point-Urbana
  • At the Tri-Rivers tournament: Bellevue Marquette Catholic with a win over Prince of Peace 2-0 and loss to Cal-Wheatland 2-0 and a win over Easton Valley
  • At River Valley tourney: West Branch 2, Cascade 0
  • Clayton Ridge 2, North Fayette-Valley 1


  • Highland 3, Shullsburg 1
  • Cassville 3, Belmont 1
  • Cuba City 3, Darlington 0
  • Platteville 3, River Valley 0
  • Southwestern 3, Riverdale 1


  • Galena 2, Lena-Winslow 1


  • The Hempstead boys ran to the MVC Valley Divisional meet title yesterday at Jones Park in Cedar Rapids. Ben Hermiston finished third overall. Wahlert placed fifth out of seven teams, led by Jacob Hocking finishing in 12th place.
  • On the girls side, Iowa City West won the title with Wahlert finishing runner-up with 65, Hempstead third with 72. Gabby Moran led the Golden Eagles in fourth place and Hannah Brown led the Mustangs in seventh

The Mississippi Divisional meet including Senior and Western Dubuque will be held this afternoon at the Dubuque Soccer Complex.




  • Dubuque 3, Ripon 1

Wahlert Coach Westercamp Makes Top 15 in Most Valuable Coach

Westercamp Advance in Most Valuable Coach

Wahlert Catholic High School boys tennis coach Julie Westercamp has advanced to the Final 15 round of U.S.Cellular’s Most Valuable Coach program. The voting will now continue for the final 15 coaches thru November 15th thru the website:     Westercamp is currently in 7th place in the voting.

Westercamp, and the other 14 finalists will each receive $5,000 for their school. She will be honored for the achievement at a ceremony on Monday at 12:35 at Wahlert.

The final three winning coaches will receive a donation of $50,000, $20,000 and $10,000, respectively, to help their school. The first-place coach also will be awarded with a Samsung tech prize package, valued at $30,000, for their school. The winning coaches will be announced at noon on Nov. 20.

Eagles rout Giants...Panthers' Olsen practices...Brewers, Dodgers set rotations

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – The Philadelphia Eagles moved back to .500 at 3-3 by dominating the opening half of a 34-13 rout of the New York Giants. Carson Wentz threw a season-high three touchdown passes and was 26 of 36 for 278 yards and no interceptions. Rookie halfback Saquon  Barkley scored on a 50-yard run and rushed for 130 yards in one of the few bright spots for the Giants’ offense.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen practiced yesterday and is expected to return to action Sunday against the Redskins after missing three games with a broken foot. Olsen has missed 12 of the last 18 games since first fracturing his right foot in Week 2 of last season. The three-time Pro Bowl selection re-broke the same bone in Carolina’s season opener against the Cowboys and hasn’t played since.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers have announced their first three starting pitchers for the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Gio Gonzalez will work the opener and fellow lefty Wade Miley will pitch in Game 2 before right-hander Jhoulys Chacin opens the third game. The Dodgers have picked ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw as their starter for the opener, followed by Hyun-Jin Ryu and Walker Buehler.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Adam Wainwright will remain part of the St. Louis Cardinals’ rotation after the team signed the right-hander to a one-year package. Wainwright made just eight starts this season because of hamstring and elbow problems, going 2-4 with a 4.46 ERA. The three-time All-Star is fifth on the Cardinals’ career list with 148 wins and second with 1,623 strikeouts.

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) – Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo insists he was never part of an effort to cover up allegations of sexual misconduct within the school’s athletic department, saying the idea “makes me sick.” Izzo says his “lowest point” was an ESPN report last winter that he felt lumped him and Spartans football coach Mark Dantonio in with Larry Nassar, the former Michigan State and Team USA sports doctor imprisoned for child pornography crimes and molesting female athletes. The NCAA cleared Michigan State of any rules infractions in the Nassar scandal.

NHL/NFL Scoreboard from Thursday (10/11)


Final Boston 4 Edmonton 1
Final New Jersey 6 Washington 0
Final Colorado 6 Buffalo 1
Final Pittsburgh 4 Vegas 2
Final OT N-Y Rangers 3 San Jose 2
Final Columbus 5 Florida 4
Final L.A. Kings 3 Montreal 0
Final Vancouver 4 Tampa Bay 1
Final Toronto 5 Detroit 3
Final Nashville 3 Winnipeg 0
Final OT Minnesota 4 Chicago 3
Final St. Louis 5 Calgary 3


Final Philadelphia 34 N-Y Giants 13

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (10/10)



  • Culver Stockton 3, Clarke 0


  • Loras 2, U-W Oshkosh 1
  • Culver Stockton 2, Clarke 0
  • U-W Lacrosse 6, U-W Platteville 2

Watching his back...Nats don't wait...Championship coaches tapped

HOUSTON (AP) – Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is trying to get his aching back as healed as possible before Houston’s AL Championship Series opener Saturday. Correa told The Associated Press that although he’s tried to put on a brave face, his back is hurting him on every swing and miss, and on the bad days it can even be uncomfortable to walk. Correa returned from a six-week stint on the DL on Aug. 10 and declared he was better, but he hit just .180 in the second half of the season and had just one hit – a homer – while Houston swept Cleveland in their three-game AL Division Series.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Nationals aren’t waiting for the World Series to end to get going on their 2019 roster. Washington acquired reliever Kyle Barraclough from Miami on Wednesday, its first offseason move to rebuild its bullpen. Barraclough went 1-6 with 4.20 ERA and 10 saves in 17 chances during 61 appearances this year. He allowed one hit in 36 at-bats in June, when he was chosen NL reliever of the month, but struggled with his command the rest of the season. Washington sent the Marlins $1 million in international slot allotment as part of the deal.

UNDATED (AP) – A person with knowledge of the details says Steve Kerr and Jay Wright have been chosen as assistant coaches for the U.S. national basketball team. That puts the coaches of the NBA and NCAA championship teams on Gregg Popovich’s staff. The person told The Associated Press that Nate McMillan will be the other assistant. The trio of coaches will work with Popovich in the 2019 Basketball World Cup and 2020 Olympics, assuming the Americans qualify for both events.

BERLIN (AP) – The German weekly magazine that first published the rape allegation against soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo says it has “hundreds of documents” that substantiate its report and there is no reason to believe they are not authentic. Ronaldo’s lawyers had issued a statement calling the documents cited in the report “complete fabrications.”

SHANGHAI (AP) – Novak Djokovic has earned partial revenge by beating Marco Cecchinato 6-4, 6-0 to reach the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals. The only other time the second-seeded Djokovic played Cecchinato was in the French Open quarterfinals, where the Italian upset him in four sets.

NHL Scoreboard from Wednesday (10/10)


Final Philadelphia 7 Ottawa 4
Final Washington 5 Vegas 2
Final SO Arizona 3 Anaheim 2

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (10/9)



  • #5 5A Linn-Mar 3, #5 4A Wahlert 0
  • #1 5A Cedar Falls 3, Senior 0
  • Hempstead 3, Waterloo West 0
  • Western Dubuque 3, Waterloo East 0
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 3, Easton Valley 2
  • Monticello 2, Cascade 1
  • Durant 2, Cascade 0
  • Bellevue 2, Mid-Prairie 0
  • Bellevue 2, North Cedar 0
  • Tipton 2, Bellevue 0
  • Clayton Ridge 2, Central Elkader 1


  • Cuba City 3, Boscobel 0
  • Benton 3, Shullsburg 0
  • Cassville 3, Potosi 0
  • Platteville 3, Dodgeville 1
  • Southwestern 3, Fennimore 0


  • Galena 2, Lanark, Eastland 1



  • Central 1, Dubuque 0


  • Dubuque 1, Central 0


  • Dubuque 3, Iowa Wesleyan 0
  • Loras 3, Edgewood 1
  • UW Whitewater 3, UW Platteville 1


  • Wartburg 8, Dubuque 1

IATC Cross Country Rankings

The week 8 Iowa High School Cross Country Rankings have been released:

In Class 4-A, the Hempstead boys are still ranked second in the state. Senior is ranked 5th in the girls poll.

In Class 3A: the Wahlert girls continue their hold on the number one spot, while the Wahlert boys are ranked 7th.

In Class 2A: The Bellevue boys have climbed to number 3 in the state. In the girls rankings, Cascade is now ranked 6th.

In Class 1A: The Bellevue Marquette Catholic girls are rated 13th.

The joint state qualifying cross country meets will be held on Thursday, October 18th across the state. The state meet will be Saturday, October 27th.

Red Sox advance...Sharks crush Flyers...Tavares stays hot...Canes hold off Canucks

NEW YORK (AP) – The Boston Red Sox have won their American League Division Series by building a 4-0 lead before holding off the New York Yankees, 4-3 in Game 4. Ian Kinsler hit an RBI double and scored on a single by Eduardo Nunez during the Red Sox’s three-run third against losing pitcher CC Sabathia.  Rick Porcello allowed one run over five innings, but Craig Kimbrel made it interesting by allowing two runs in the ninth before closing out the series.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Joe Pavelski and Evander Kane scored two goals apiece and Kevin Lebanc collected four assists as the San Jose Sharks hammered the Flyers, 8-2 in Philadelphia. Logan Couture and Pavelski scored 11 seconds apart to put San Jose ahead 2-0 just 3 1/2 minutes into the game. The Sharks outshot the Flyers 48-33, with Aaron Dell blanking Philadelphia until Shayne Gostisbehere  beat him on a power play 4:56 into the second period.

DALLAS (AP) – John Tavares has five goals in his last two games after scoring twice in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 7-4 win at Dallas. Auston Matthews also tallied twice, and defenseman Morgan Rielly had a career-high four assists to help Toronto improve to 2-0 in its four-game road trip. Mitchell Marner had a goal and three assists for the 3-1 Leafs.

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Carolina Hurricanes picked up their third straight win as Sebastian Aho  delivered a goal and an assist while Carolina scored three times in the first period of a 5-3 decision over the Vancouver Canucks. Rookie Andrei Svechnikov scored for the second straight game as the Canes improved to 3-0-1, their best four-game start since moving from Hartford in 1997. Sven Baertschi had two goals and an assist as Vancouver fell to 0-2 on its six-game trip.

UNDATED (AP) – Mike Smith turned back 43 shots and Sean Monahan scored twice in the Calgary Flames’ 3-0 shutout of the Predators in Nashville. Kyle Connor scored for a third straight game and the Winnipeg Jets overcame Ilya Kovalchuk’s first NHL goal in five years to beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1. And the Columbus Blue Jackets knocked off the Avalanche, 5-2 behind Nick Foligno’s two goals and one assist.

MLB/NHL Scoreboard from Tuesday (10/9)


Final Boston 4 N-Y Yankees 3 (Boston wins series 3-1)


Final Carolina 5 Vancouver 3
Final San Jose 8 Philadelphia 2
Final Columbus 5 Colorado 2
Final Calgary 3 Nashville 0
Final Winnipeg 2 L.A. Kings 1
Final Toronto 7 Dallas 4

Dedication event set for Clarke's multi-million dollar athletics project

Clarke University will hold a dedication and blessing ceremony for the university’s new outdoor competition and practice fields, weight room, and locker room facilities on Saturday, Oct. 13.  The event, part of the university’s Homecoming Weekend activities, will take place a 1:45 p.m. following the women’s soccer game on the on the competition field within the R.C. Wahlert Outdoor Sports Complex.

Following the dedication and blessing, those in attendance are invited to join Clarke’s coaching staff for indoor facility tours before returning to the competition field for the men’s 2:30 p.m. soccer game.

Iowa's Luka Garza shooting for opener after cyst removed

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa center Luka Garza hopes to be ready for the season opener next month after doctors removed a 9-pound cyst attached to his spleen in early September.

Garza said on Monday during the team’s annual media day that his doctors don’t really know when or why the cyst developed, though he said he played last season without any pain in that area.

But Garza said that, had the cyst not been removed, he would have run the risk of it rupturing in practice or during a game. Damage to the cyst might have caused the spleen to rupture as well, a scenario that would’ve put Garza’s life in danger.

The Hawkeyes open their season on Nov. 8 against UMKC.

Red Sox Brock and roll over Yankees...Astros, Dodgers advance...Brees sets passing yards record

BOSTON (AP) – Brock Holt became the first player in major league postseason history to hit for the cycle as the Boston Red Sox crushed the New York Yankees, 16-1 to take a 2-1 lead in the American League Division Series. Holt completed his cycle and capped his five-RBI night by belting a two-run homer off backup catcher Austin Romine. Andrew Benintendi hit a three-run double and Nathan Eovaldi  held the Yankees to one run on five hits over seven innings.

CLEVELAND (AP) – George Springer homered twice and the Houston Astros moved into the American League Championship Series by completing a three-game sweep of the Indians, 11-3 in Cleveland. The Astros trailed 2-1 in the seventh until Jose Altuve hit into an RBI forceout and scored on a two-run double by Marwin Gonzalez. Gonzalez had three RBIs, Carlos Correa slammed a three-run homer and winning pitcher Collin McHugh struck out four over two innings of hitless relief.

ATLANTA (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers have advanced to the National League Championship Series for the third straight year by beating the Braves, 6-2 in Atlanta. Manny Machado hit a three-run homer and had four RBIs for the Dodgers, who trailed 2-1 until pinch-hitter David Freese laced a two-run single in the sixth. The Los Angeles bullpen worked 4 2/3s innings of scoreless relief to close out the series in four games.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Drew Brees became the NFL’s career leader in passing yards while leading the New Orleans Saints to a 43-19 romp over the Washington Redskins. Brees broke Peyton Manning’s all-time record by hitting Tre’Quan Smith for a 62-yard touchdown late in the first half. Brees was 26 of 29 for 363 yards and three TDs in the Saints’ fourth consecutive win.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia Eagles have placed running back Jay Ajayi  on injured reserve with a knee injury suffered in Sunday’s 23-21 loss to Minnesota. A person familiar with the situation says Ajayi tore an ACL and will miss the rest of the season. Ajayi has a team-high 184 yards rushing on 45 carries in four games this year, including three starts.

MLB/NHL/NFL Scoreboard from Monday (10/8)


Final Houston 11 Cleveland 3 (Houston wins series 3-0)
Final Boston 16 N-Y Yankees 1 (Boston leads series 2-1)


Final L-A Dodgers 6 Atlanta 2 (L.A. WIN SERIES 3-1)


Final N-Y Islanders 4 San Jose 0
Final Boston 6 Ottawa 3
Final Buffalo 4 Vegas 2
Final SO Anaheim 3 Detroit 2


Final New Orleans 43 Washington 19

Brewers advance...Braves stay alive...Elliott wins at Dover...Tway gets first PGA win

DENVER (AP) — Erik Kratz had three hits and the Milwaukee Brewers homered three times in a 6-0 win that completes a three-game sweep of Colorado in the National League Division Series. Jesus Aguilar, Orlando Arcia and Keon Broxton went deep to back Wade Miley, who combined with five relievers on a four-hitter. The Rockies managed just two runs and 14 hits the entire season, failing to score in 28 of the 29 innings.

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuna  Jr. belted a grand slam and Freddie Freeman delivered a tiebreaking, solo shot as the Atlanta Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 6-5 to force a Game 4 in the National League Division Series. Acuna put the Braves ahead 5-0 in the second inning, but Max Muncy and Christ Taylor went deep to help the Dodgers tie it by the fifth. Freeman’s sixth-inning home run off loser Alex Wood after Touki Toussaint  worked out of a bases-loaded situation in the top of the frame.

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Chase Elliott has gained an automatic berth in the next round of the NASCAR Cup playoffs by pulling away to win in overtime at Dover International Speedway. Denny Hamlin was second, followed by Cup contender Joey Logano as NASCAR playoff drivers took 10 of the top 15 spots. Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer, Kyle Larson and Alex Bowman are the bottom four among the 12 drivers competing for the eight spots in the next round.

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Tway sank a 10-foot birdie putt on the third playoff hole to beat Ryan Moore and capture the season-opening Safeway Open for his first PGA Tour title. Tway birdied the final two holes in regulation for a 1-under 71, then birdied all three holes in the playoff. Third-round leader Brandt Snedeker was part of the playoff before dropping out on the second extra hole.

UNDATED (AP) — The top four teams remain the same in the latest Associated Press College Football poll, with top-ranked Alabama followed by Georgia, Ohio State and Clemson. Notre Dame has cracked the top five and West Virginia moved up three spots to sixth, where the Mountaineers are followed by Washington, Penn State, Texas and UCF. The Longhorns climbed 10 spots after Saturday’s 48-45 win against Oklahoma. Wisconsin is ranked 15th this week.

MLB/NHL/NFL Scoreboard from Sunday (10/7)


Final   Milwaukee     6          Colorado        0 (Milwaukee wins 3-0)

Final   Atlanta            6          L-A Dodgers  5 (L-A leads series 2-1)



Final   Carolina         8          N-Y Rangers 5

Final OT         Toronto          7          Chicago         6

Final   L.A. Kings      4          Detroit            2



Final   Kansas City   30        Jacksonville  14

Final OT         Cleveland      12        Baltimore       9

Final   Detroit            31        Green Bay     23

Final   Cincinnati      27        Miami 17

Final   Buffalo            13        Tennessee    12

Final   Carolina         33        N-Y Giants     31

Final   N-Y Jets         34        Denver           16

Final   Pittsburgh      41        Atlanta            17

Final   L.A. Chargers            26        Oakland         10

Final   Arizona          28        San Francisco          18

Final   L.A. Rams      33        Seattle            31

Final   Minnesota      23        Philadelphia  21

Final OT         Houston         19        Dallas 16

Big 10 Football Action

The Floyd of Rosedale Trophy — is coming home. The University of Iowa won their match-up yesterday against Minnesota with a 48 -31 victory at TCF Bank Stadium. The Hawkeyes improve to 4-1 overall, 1-1 in Big Ten Conference play. The 48 points are the most by the Hawkeyes in the series since a 55-0 win in 2008. Junior Nate Stanley threw for 318 yards — his third-career 300-yard game — and four touchdowns.

Big 10

Michigan 42, Maryland 21

Northwestern 29, Michigan St 19

Illinois 38,  Rutgers 17

Ohio State 49, Indiana 26

Wisconsin 41, Nebraska 24

Area College Sports

College Football

Loras 44, Buena Vista, 40

Univ. of Dubuque 42, Luther College 19

Men’s Soccer

Loras 2, #23 Luther, 0

Women’s Soccer

Loras 4,  Luther 3   (2OT)

Women’s College Volleyball

Loras 3, Buena Vista, 0

Univ.of Dubuque 3, Nebraska Wesleyan Univ. 0

Clarke 3, MidAmerica Nazarene 2



Iowa High School Football Scores

Senior-20 Hempstead-26

CR Prairie-41  CR Jefferson-6

Cedar Falls-55 Waterloo West-0

Marion-56  Wahlert-28

Western Dubuque- 0 CR Xavier-35

Dyersville Beckman-21  Cascade-20

Bellevue-  North Cedar- Game suspended, resume 1pm Saturday

Clayton Ridge-14  Maquoketa Valley- 15

ED-Co-35  Alburnett- 7


Wisconsin HS Football Scores

Dodgeville-0 Platteville-41

River Valley-48  Richland Center-0

Prairie Du Chien-39 Lancaster-34

Cuba City- 27 Belleville-14

Southwestern-33 Boscobel-6

Iowa Grant-2  Darlington-12

Fennimore-12  Mineral Point-14

Belmont- 0 Potosi Cassville-56

Benton-Scales Mound- 44 Riverdale-6

Pecatonica-Argyle-20  River Ridge-6

Hillsboro- 6 Shullsburg-20

Black Hawk- 36 Highland-12


Illinois HS Football Scores

  1. DBQ-14 Pecatonica-26

Galena-7  Foreston-52

High School Football Changes (as of 11:00 a.m.)

Due to the inclement forecast for this evening, these Tri-State area high game times have been changed have been reported:

High School Football announcements

  • Hempstead vs Senior at Dalzell Field, varsity game at 6:00pm now and sophomore game moved to Monday.
  • Western Dubuque at Cedar Rapids Xavier varsity game at 5:00pm, the sophomore contest will be played at 4:30 at LaSalle Middle School in Cedar Rapids.
  • Marion at Wahlert, varsity game at 6:00pm and no sophomore contest
  • Dyersville Beckman at Cascade has been moved up to 5:30 p.m. with JV to follow.
  • Bellevue at North Cedar game moved to a 6:00 varsity kickoff
  • Center Point-Urbana at Maquoketa, moved to 5:30 varsity and soph-jv moved to Monday.
  • East Dubuque at Durand, varsity game 5:30, j-v game now Monday at 5:30.
  • Clayton Ridge at Maquoketa Valley moved to 5:30.

Tri-States Football Friday Night

It’s Friday night number 7 of the high school football season in Iowa and Illinois and number 8 in Wisconsin.

At Dalzell Field this evening, it will be the intracity battle as the Hempstead Mustangs meet the Senior Rams. You can hear that game tonight on AM 1370 and with pregame coming around 7:05.

Elsewhere: The Wahlert Golden Eagles will be aiming for their first win as they meet the Marion Indians at the Rock Bowl. Due to weather concerns, the time of the game has been changed with the varsity kickoff at 6:00 p.m, and no sophomore contest.

The marque match-up in Class 3A takes place tonight in Cedar Rapids with district title implications as the 7th ranked Western Dubuque Bobcats meet the top ranked Xavier Saints.

OTHER AREA IOWA MATCHUPS: Dyersville Beckman is at Cascade (5:30 varsity kickoff with j.v. to follow), Bellevue at North Cedar and Clayton Ridge is at Maquoketa Valley.

IN ILLINOIS: East Dubuque travels to Pecatonica and Galena is at Foreston.

IN WISCONSIN: In the SWC; Lancaster hosts Prairie du Chien, Platteville is at home to meet Dodgeville and River Valley is at Richland Center. A top 10 showdown for the SWAL title takes place as Mineral Point is at Fennimore, also Cuba City is at Belleville, Southwestern at Boscobel, Iowa Grant at Darlington. In the Six Rivers; Belmont is at Potosi-Cassville, Benton-Scales Mound travels to Riverdale, Shullsburg hosts Hillsboro, Black Hawk is at Highland and Pecatonica-Argyle is at River Ridge.

Iowa High School State Golf Meet

The Wahlert Boys Golf team and Western Dubuque’s Jax Stelzer are scheduled to be in action today and tomorrow at the Iowa High School Fall State Meet at Brown Deer in Coralville. The Golden Eagles qualified earlier this week at the state qualifier at the Meadows by shooting a 309 to finish runner up and advancing on. Stelzer qualified as an individual shooting a 78.

If both Friday and Saturday are postponed, then the tournament will be reset by the IHSAA. If the tournament is rescheduled, competition will be 18 holes.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (10/4)



  • #9 4-A West Delaware 3 , #2 2-A Dyersville Beckman 2 (W.D. wins WAMAC TITLE)
  • Bellevue 3, Mid-Prairie 0
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 3, Cal-Wheatland 1
  • West Branch 3, Cascade 0


  • Shullsburg 3, Belmont
  • Benton 3, Cassville 0
  • Platteville 3, Richland Center 0


  • Galena 2, Stockton 1 (Galena goes to 22-0)


  • The Hempstead boys and the Senior girls claimed team championships at the Mississippi Valley Conference Super Meet at Noelridge Park in Cedar Rapids yesterday. In the boy’s race, Ben Hermiston with a fifth-place finish paced the Mustangs to the title. The Mustangs had all five of their runners in the top 13. Senior placed sixth behind Isaiah Schaetzel’s ninth-place, Wahlert finished 10th with Jacob Hocking placing 25th, Western Dubuque was 12th with Cade Messer taking 39th.
  • On the girl’s side, Claire Edmondson’s third-place for Senior paced the Rams to the title. Wahlert finished 3rd led by Gabby Moran fifth place effort. Hempstead finished ninth led by Hannah Brown in 12th, and Western Dubuque placed 12th, led by Lauren Klein’s 27th place effort.




  • Wartburg 2, Dubuque 1

Iowa HS Regional Volleyball Pairings Announced

The road map to the Iowa High School State Volleyball Tournament has been announced with the release of the Regional pairings in all five classes:

Hempstead will host Senior in a first round match-up in Class 5A Region 6 on Wednesday, October 17th. The winner will travel to Waterloo West for a semi-final match on October 23rd.

In Class 4A: defending state champ Wahlert has the top seed in Region 6 and will host a semi-final match October 23rd against the winner of the Western Dubuque-Maquoketa first round match at Epworth on October 17th.

In Class 2A: Dyersville Beckman is a top seed in Region 8 and will host a quarterfinal match on October 22nd against the winner of the Clayton Ridge at Maquoketa Valley first round match on October 16th. Bellevue will host Northeast Goose Lake also on the 16th with the winner to advance to face Cascade at Cascade the 22nd.

In Class 1A: Bellevue Marquette Catholic will host Easton Valley in a first round match on the 16th with the winner to face the Central Elkader-Midland winner on the 22nd in Elkader.

The State Tournament will be November 6th thru the 9th at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.

Dodgers blank Braves...Brewers in 10 over Rox...Another Brady milestone...Dave Anderson dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers have a 1-0 lead in the National League Division Series after Hyun-Jin Ryu worked seven innings of four-hit ball in a 6-0 shutout of Atlanta. Joc Pederson led off the bottom of the first with a home run, one inning before Max Muncy crushed a three-run shot to put the Dodgers in control. Losing pitcher Mike Foltynewicz lasted just two innings, surrendering four runs and three hits.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers needed 10 innings to beat the Colorado Rockies, 3-2 in Game 1 of the National League Division Series. The Brewers blew a 2-0 lead in the ninth but won it on a walk-off single by Mike Moustakas. Christian Yelich slammed a two-run homer, reached base four times and scored the winning run.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Tom Brady threw his 500th career touchdown pass and Sony Michel ran for 98 yards as the New England Patriots downed Indianapolis, 38-24. Brady was 34 of 44 passing for 341 yards and three scores, reaching the TD milestone with a 34-yard strike to Josh Gordon with 9:19 remaining. Brady also ran for a touchdown and Michel added a 34-yard scoring burst that put the Pats ahead, 38-17 with 7:08 remaining.

NEW YORK (AP) – The father of top college basketball prospect Brian Bowen Jr. has testified at a federal trial in New York that his son was offered thousands of dollars to play at several major programs. Brian Bowen Sr. said in court yesterday that aspiring agent Christian Dawkins told him he could get $50,000 to play at the University of Arizona, $150,000 to go to Oklahoma State or $80,000 to go to Creighton. Prosecutors say Bowen’s son ended up signing with Louisville after a deal was struck to pay the family $100,000.

NEW YORK (AP) – Pulitzer Prize-winning sports writer and author Dave Anderson has died at 89 in an assisted living facility in Cresskill, New Jersey. Anderson wrote 21 books, received the 1994 Red Smith Award for outstanding contributions to sports journalism from the Associated Press Sports Editors and was inducted into the National Sports Writers and Sportscasters Hall of Fame in 1990. After graduating from Holy Cross in 1951, he worked for the Brooklyn Eagle, the New York Journal-American and The New York Times.

MLB/NHL/NFL Scoreboard from Thursday (10/5)


Final Milwaukee 3 Colorado 2, 10 Innings (Milwaukee leads 1-0)
Final L-A Dodgers 6 Atlanta 0 (L-A leads 1-0)


Final OT Pittsburgh 7 Washington 6
Final Boston 4 Buffalo 0
Final OT N-Y Islanders 2 Carolina 1
Final OT Columbus 3 Detroit 2
Final Nashville 3 N-Y Rangers 2
Final OT Chicago 4 Ottawa 3
Final Winnipeg 5 St. Louis 1
Final Dallas 3 Arizona 0
Final Colorado 4 Minnesota 1
Final Philadelphia 5 Vegas 2


Final New England 38 Indianapolis 24

Dubuque Fighting Saints Faceoff Luncheon

The Dubuque Fighting Saints held their Faceoff Luncheon yesterday at the Hotel Julien to get the new season started. Dubuque head coach Oliver David says this group of Fighting Saints will showcase a unique style of play which is difficult for other teams to be prepared for which he says was evident in their first two games at the USHL Fall Classic last weekend in Pittsburgh. David says one of the challenges is getting the players ready for the daily grind of the long season which runs into thru April.

Dubuque will play their home opener on Saturday night against Cedar Rapids at 7:05 p.m. Prior to the game, the Saints will host their first ever Fanfest from 4 until 6 at the Mystique Community Ice Center.

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (10/3)



  • Loras 4, Buena Vista 0
  • Graceland 3, Clarke 1
  • Dubuque hosting Wartburg ppd. until this evening


  • Loras 6, Buena Vista 1
  • Dubuque 1, Wartburg 1 (ot)
  • Clarke 3, Graceland 2 (ot)
  • UW Platteville 4, Viterbo 3


  • Loras 7, Dubuque 2

Yanks advance to ALDS...Buck bounced by Birds...Cubs' Russell accepts ban...Falcons' Freeman returns

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Yankees have advanced to the American League Division Series by beating the Oakland Athletics, 7-2 in the wild-card game. Aaron Judge put the Yanks ahead to stay with a two-run homer just two batters into the bottom of the first. Giancarlo Stanton also homered and Luke Voit hit a two-run triple in their postseason debuts.

BALTIMORE (AP) – Baltimore’s Buck Showalter is the latest major league manager to be let go since the season ended, one day after Paul Molitor was let go by Minnesota. Showalter took the Orioles to three playoff appearances during his eight-plus seasons with the team, but the Birds went 47-115 this year and finished 61 games behind the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox. The O’s also fired executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette, who had been in the front office since November 2011.

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Cubs are going to open the 2019 season without infielder Addison Russell after he accepted a 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic abuse policy. Russell’s ban includes the 11 regular-season games he missed while on administrative leave, and he can return May 3 against the Cardinals unless the Cubs have a postponement before then. Russell batted .250 with five home runs and 38 RBIs in 130 games this year.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) – Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman has been cleared to play after missing three games with a sore right knee. Freeman has been the Falcons’ leading rusher the last three seasons and should give the team an offensive boost for Sunday’s game against the Steelers. The Falcons will be without tackle Grady Jarrett, one of four defensive starters out with injuries.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has received a 20-game suspension from the NHL for a blindside hit to the head of Blues center Oskar Sundqvist during Sunday’s preseason finale. Wilson’s fourth ban in less than 13 months will cost him $1.26 million. It’s the longest suspension for on-ice play since Sharks forward Raffi Torres was ordered to sit out 41 games following a preseason hit in 2015.

MLB/NHL Scoreboard from Wednesday (10/3)


Final N-Y Yankees 7 Oakland 2


Final OT Edmonton 4 Cologne 3
Final OT Toronto 3 Montreal 2
Final Washington 7 Boston 0
Final Vancouver 5 Calgary 2
Final Anaheim 5 San Jose 2

Trio of U-D Athletes Receive Weekly Honors from A-R-C

Three University of Dubuque athletes have been recognized this week with Player of the Week awards from the American Rivers Conference.

  •  Daniela Miranda was named Women’s Golfer of the Week after opening a one stroke the lead in the conference championship after 36 holes by stroke after posting rounds of 74 and 80 over the weekend.
  • Kara Wright of the Spartan volleyball team is the Offensive Player of the Week while teammate Jenna Runde is the Defensive Player of the Week. Wright Wright combined for 33 kills over the course of the two Spartans wins against Luther and UW-River Falls and also compiled 39 digs. Runde posted match totals of 25 and 24 digs in UD’s two victories. She also had 11 assists and 6 aces.

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (10/2)



  • Hempstead 3, Iowa City Liberty 2
  • #2 4A Cedar Rapids Xavier 3, Senior 0
  • #14 5A Iowa City High 3, Western Dubuque 2
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 3, Midland 0
  • North Cedar 3, Cascade 1


  • Cuba City 3, Southwestern 2
  • River Ridge 3, Shullsburg 0
  • Benton 3, Belmont 0
  • Darlington 3, Fennimore 1


  • Galena 2, West Carroll 0 (Galena coach Dennis Wills with career win 500)


  • Wahlert 136, Hempstead 43


  • First time since 2008-2009 the Wahlert boys golf team has qualified for the State Meet in back-to-back years. The Golden Eagles tied their season low score shooting a 309 yesterday at the state qualifying meet at the Meadows in Asbury. The Golden Eagles finished runner-up to Cedar Falls who shot 300. Sam Ambrosy with a 73 finished 2nd.  Western Dubuque sophomore Jax Stelzer  turned in a 78 to qualify individually. W-D finished 4th shooting 329. Senior finished 6th with 338, Hempstead was 8th with 341. The Fall State Meet will be Friday and Saturday at Brown Deer in Coralville.




  • UW Platteville 3, Simpson 0


  • Grand View 3, Clarke 1 (17-25, 25-15, 29-27, 25-23)


  • Clarke finished 7th at the 11 team Iowa Wesleyan Invitational yesterday at Sheaffer Memorial in Fort Madison. The Pride shot 323, the Clarke JV finished 8th three strokes behind. Andrew Gates led Clarke with a 77 tied for 8th. North Iowa Community College won the meet with 302.

U-D's Crowder on D3 Football Team of the Week

University of Dubuque linebacker and former Hempstead prep Marshon Crowder has been honored nationally for his performance in helping Dubuque defeat Loras on Saturday in the Key City Clash.
Crowder, a sophomore ran back a fumble 50 yards to score the winning touchdown with 30 seconds left in the 49-42 win over the Duhawks. Crowder also had an interception and two pass breakups, and recorded eight tackles, six of them solo.

Rockies advance...Twins drop Molitor...NFL suspends Seahawks' Kendricks...Lawrence OK for Clemson

CHICAGO (AP) – Tony Wolters singled home the winning run in the 13th inning to give the Colorado Rockies a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs in the NL Wild-Card game at Wrigley Field. Nolan Arenado  hit a sacrifice fly in the first to open the scoring before Kyle Freeland held the Cubs to four hits over 6 2/3 shutout innings. The win puts the Rockies in the NL Division Series against the Brewers, beginning tomorrow at Milwaukee.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Twins will begin a managerial search following the dismissal of Paul Molitor after four seasons. Molitor was named the AL Manager of the Year after leading the club to the 2017 wild-card game, but the team finished a very distant second to the Cleveland Indians with a 78-84 mark this year. The Hall of Fame hitter was 305-343 after replacing longtime skipper Ron Gardenhire.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – The NFL has suspended Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks indefinitely after he pleaded guilty last month to federal insider trading charges. A suspension had been anticipated since his guilty plea in early September. Seattle signed Kendricks prior to Week 2 because of a need at linebacker with K.J. Wright out following knee surgery.

CLEMSON, S. C. (AP) – Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says Trevor Lawrence will play when the fourth-ranked Tigers take on Wake Forest on Saturday. Lawrence missed the second half of fourth-ranked Clemson’s 27-23 win over Syracuse last weekend after taking a hard hit right before halftime. Swinney initially said Lawrence had concussion-like symptoms, but by Monday, coaches were calling the injury a neck strain.

TORONTO (AP) – The Toronto Maple Leafs suddenly find themselves thinner in goal heading into their season opener tonight against the Montreal Canadiens. Curtis McIlhinney was claimed off waivers by Carolina and Calvin Pickard was a waiver claim by Philadelphia, leaving the Leafs with Frederik Andersen and backup Garret Sparks as their only netminders with NHL experience. The Hurricanes picked up McIlhinney after learning Scott Darling would miss a few weeks because of a hamstring injury suffered in the preseason finale against Nashville.

Iowa High School Football Rankings

Tri-State area high school football teams stayed put in the latest Iowa High School Football rankings from the Associated Press.

In Class 1-A, the Bellevue Comets are still ranked 3rd and received three first place votes this week. Cascade did receive a vote for top 10 considerations this week.  In Class 3-A the Western Dubuque Bobcats are still ranked 7th.


The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2018 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

Class 4A
Record Pts Prv
1. West Des Moines Valley (8) 6-0 98 1
2. Cedar Falls (1) 6-0 88 2
3. Ankeny Centennial (1) 6-0 80 3
4. Bettendorf 5-1 61 4
5. Johnston 5-1 54 5
6. West Des Moines Dowling 4-2 52 7
7. Iowa City West 5-1 51 6
8. Indianola 6-0 28 8
9. Waukee 4-2 21 9
10. Cedar Rapids Prairie 5-1 14 10
Others receiving votes: Fort Dodge 3.

Class 3A
Record Pts Prv
1. Cedar Rapids Xavier (9) 6-0 99 1
2. Council Bluffs Lewis Central (1) 6-0 89 2
3. Solon 6-0 81 3
4. Pella 6-0 70 4
5. Eldridge North Scott 5-1 51 6
6. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 5-1 45 5
7. Epworth Western Dubuque 5-1 33 7
8. Clear Creek-Amana 6-0 32 8
9. Harlan 5-1 24 9
10. Sioux City Heelan 5-1 17 10
Others receiving votes: Waverly-Shell Rock 5. Decorah 2. Manchester West Delaware 2.

Class 2A
Record Pts Prv
1. Monroe PCM (10) 6-0 100 1
2. Boyden-Hull-RV 5-1 87 3
3. Algona 6-0 77 4
4. Waukon 5-1 74 6
5. State Center West Marshall 5-1 58 8
6. Van Horne Benton 5-1 37 9
7. Union, La Porte City 4-2 35 10
8. Spirit Lake 5-1 34 2
9. Waterloo Columbus 5-1 15 NR
10. Greene County 5-1 10 5
Others receiving votes: Chariton 6. Des Moines Christian 5. Clear Lake 5. Cresco Crestwood 3. Carroll Kuemper 2. Southeast Valley 1. West Liberty 1.

Class 1A
Record Pts Prv
1. Dike-New Hartford (4) 6-0 89 1
2. Van Meter (3) 6-0 82 2
3. Bellevue (3) 6-0 76 3
4. South Central Calhoun 6-0 66 4
5. Mediapolis 6-0 51 5
6. Hawarden West Sioux 5-1 50 T6
(tie) West Branch 5-1 50 T6
8. Inwood West Lyon 5-1 34 8
9. Truro Interstate 35 6-0 30 9
10. Wilton 5-1 17 NR
Others receiving votes: Sumner-Fredericksburg 2. Cascade 1. Mount Ayr 1. Treynor 1.

Class A
Record Pts Prv
1. Hudson (7) 6-0 96 1
2. A-H-S-T-W, Avoca (3) 6-0 89 2
3. Algona Garrigan 6-0 85 3
4. Traer North Tama 5-1 57 T6
5. Brooklyn BGM 6-0 50 9
6. Belmond-Klemme 5-1 45 4
7. Edgewood-Colesburg 5-1 42 10
8. St. Ansgar 4-2 20 8
9. Fairbank Wapsie Valley 5-1 19 NR
10. Riverside Highland 6-1 17 NR
Others receiving votes: Packwood Pekin 7. Alta 6. Hinton 5. Sloan Westwood 4. Mason City Newman 2. Britt West Hancock 2. Grundy Center 2. Akron-Westfield 1. Sioux Rapids Sioux Central 1.

Class 8-Man
Record Pts Prv
1. New London (4) 6-0 92 2
2. Elk Horn-Kimballton Exira (2) 6-0 82 3
3. Westside Ar-We-Va (2) 6-0 78 4
4. Northwood-Kensett 6-0 73 10
5. Gilbertville-Don Bosco (1) 5-1 54 1
6. Marengo Iowa Valley (1) 6-0 52 5
7. Liberty Center SE Warren 7-0 36 7
8. Central City 6-0 30 9
9. Fremont Mills, Tabor 5-1 26 8
10. Wyoming Midland 6-1 6 NR
(tie) Audubon 4-2 6 NR
Others receiving votes: Newell-Fonda 5. Stanton 5. Jackson Junction Turkey Valley 4. HLV, Victor 1.

Area Scoreboard from Monday (10/1)



  • Southwestern 3, Mineral Point 1




  • Loras and Dubuque both competed yesterday in the final round of the MSOE Invitational. Loras placed 4th out of the 16 team field totaling a 604. The Duhawks were led by Ryan Keating who placed 4th individually shooting an even par 143 finishing just one stroke back of the winners. Dubuque was 14th shooting 648 and led by Collin Laundrie who came in 31st with a 157. Edgewood College won the tourney with a 584.

Brewers, Dodgers win division crowns...Chiefs top Broncos...Winston back under center

CHICAGO (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers have locked down the NL Central title and home-field advantage throughout the National League playoffs by scoring twice in the eighth inning of a 3-1 victory over the Cubs in Chicago yesterday. The game was tied 1-1 until Lorenzo Cain and Ryan Braun hit RBI singles. Christian Yelich was 3-for-4 with an RBI single, leaving him with a league-leading .326 average but falling one RBI and two home runs shy of winning the Triple Crown.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy belted two-run homers as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Colorado, 5-2 yesterday to win their sixth consecutive NL West championship. Walker Buehler added an RBI single and limited the Rockies to one hit over 6 2/3 innings. The Dodgers will host the first two games of their NLDS against Atlanta, and the Rockies will travel to Chicago to take on the Cubs in today’s wild-card game.

DENVER (AP) – Kareem Hunt provided a four-yard touchdown run with 1:39 remaining to cap the Kansas City Chiefs’ comeback in a 27-23 win at Denver. The Chiefs scored two TDs over the final 6 1/2 minutes to remain one of the NFL’s two unbeaten teams at 4-0. Patrick Mahomes threw for a touchdown, ran for another and was 28 of 45 passing for 304 yards and no interceptions.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Jameis  Winston will be the starting quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ next game Oct. 14 in Atlanta. Coach Kirk Koetter confirmed the change Monday after Winston came in for Ryan Fitzpatrick during Sunday’s 48-10 loss to the Bears in Chicago. The first overall pick in the 2015 draft was 16 of 20 for 145 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in his season debut versus the Bears after serving a three-game suspension for violating the NFL personal conduct policy.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone says there’s no timetable for the return of top running back Leonard Fournette, who re-injured his right hamstring in Sunday’s 31-12 victory against the New York Jets. Fournette missed two and a-half games after injuring the hamstring in the season opener. He carried 11 times for 30 yards in the first half versus the Jets before leaving the game.

MLB/NFL Scoreboard from Monday (10/1)


Final Milwaukee 3 Chi Cubs 1
Final L-A Dodgers 5 Colorado 2


Final Kansas City 27 Denver 23

Fighting Saints Win at Fall Classic

Fighting Saints Win

The Dubuque Fighting Saints picked up their first victory of the season with a thrilling 4-2 over the Youngstown Phantoms on Sunday afternoon. Dubuque rode a three goal third period to their first win of the regular season and their final game of the USHL Fall Classic in Pittsburg. The Fighting Saints used great goaltending from Matthew Thiessen and a two goal performance from Derek Contessa to seal the victory.

The Fighting Saints are back in action Saturday at Mystique Community Ice Center as they will host the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. Before the game the Saints will host their first ever Fan Fest from 4-6.

NFL Schedule from Sunday (9/30)

Patriots hammer Dolphins

UNDATED (AP) – So much for the demise of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

The Pats had dropped two straight before Tom Brady threw for 274 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday’s 38-7 romp over the previously-unbeaten Dolphins.

Running back James White finished with a rushing and receiving touchdown. Rookie running back Sony Michel rushed 25 times for 112 yards and his first career touchdown to help the Patriots even their record at 2-2.

But the Pats could be spending time without Rob Gronkowski, who didn’t play after suffering an ankle injury in the third quarter.

Ryan Tannehill failed to engineer a scoring drive for the 3-1 Dolphins, completing 11 of 20 passes for just 100 yards and an interception before he was pulled in the fourth quarter.

Elsewhere in the NFL:

– Joe Flacco threw for a pair of early touchdowns and was 28 of 42 for 363 yards in the Ravens 26-14 victory at Pittsburgh. Tucker accounted for all the scoring after halftime as Baltimore improved to 3-1 and ended the Steelers’ run of nine consecutive wins on Sunday nights. Ben Roethlisberger finished 27 of 47 for 274 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the 1-2-1 Steelers.

– The Titans moved to 3-and-1 by getting a 10-yard scoring strike from Marcus Mariota  just before the end of overtime to complete a 26-23 win over the Eagles. Mariota passed for 344 yards and two touchdowns while also running for a score in his first start since suffering an elbow injury in the season opener. Carson Wentz had 348 passing yards for the 2-2 Eagles, who led by 14 in the third quarter.

– Mitchell Trubisky threw a career-high six touchdown passes and the Bears earned their third straight win by crushing the Buccaneers, 48-10. Trubisky finished one TD pass shy of a franchise mark set by Sid Luckman against the Giants in 1943. The 3-1 Bears also racked up 483 yards versus the 2-2 Bucs, nearly matching their record of 488 in Luckman’s record-setting game.

– The Cowboys pulled out a 26-24 victory over the Lions on Brett Maher’s 38-yard field goal as time expired. Maher’s fourth field goal was set up by Dak Prescott’s 34-yard completion to running back Ezekiel Elliott, who had a career-high 240 all-purpose yards with 152 yards on the ground. Prescott was 17 of 27 for a season-high 255 yards with two touchdowns, including tight end Geoff Swaim’s first career score. Dallas evened its record at 2-2 and dropped the Lions to 1-3.

– The Jaguars are 3-1 after Blake Bortles threw for a career-high 388 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-12 stifling of the 1-3 Jets. Bortles hit Donte Moncrief for a 67-yard touchdown to put Jacksonville ahead 25-3 late in the third quarter. Rookie QB Sam Darnold was sacked three times and nearly had three interceptions while the Jets were being held to just 178 total yards.

– Aaron Rodgers threw for 298 yards and finally connected with Jimmy Graham for a TD as the Packers blanked the Bills, 22-0. Rookie quarterback Josh Allen had 151 passing yards and accounted for three turnovers, including two interceptions and a fumble late in the fourth quarter that stood on review. Green Bay is 2-1-1 following its first shutout since 2010. The Bills are 1-3.

– The Falcons fell to 1-3 by dropping a heartbreaker for the second straight week. Andy Dalton tossed a 13-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Green with 7 seconds remaining gave the Bengals a 37-36 triumph in Atlanta. Giovani Bernard ran for 69 yards and two touchdowns for the 3-1 Bengals. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan hit rookie Calvin Ridley for two of his three touchdown throws after tossing a team record-tying five TDs passes in last Sunday’s overtime loss to the Saints.

– Matt McGrane’s 29-yard field goal in overtime gave the Raiders their first win since Jon Gruden’s return as coach, 45-42 over the Browns. Derek Carr threw four TD passes and connected on a game-tying 2-point conversion with 30 seconds left in regulation to extend the game. Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield threw for 295 yards and two TDs, but he also lost two fumbles and threw two interceptions in his first NFL start.

– Alvin Kamara  ran for three second-half touchdowns and finished with 134 yards on 19 carries in the Saints’ 33-18 victory over the Giants. New Orleans entered with the 30th-ranked defense before limiting the Giants to 299 total yards. Drew Brees  finished 18 of 32 for 217 yards as the Saints picked up their third straight win and dropped New York to 1-3.

– Sebastian Janikowski missed a pair of field goal attempts before nailing a 52-yard boot as time expired to send the Seahawks past the Cardinals, 20-17. Arizona QB Josh Rosen completed 15 of 27 passes for 180 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions in his first NFL start. Seattle’s Earl Thomas suffered a left leg injury on the Arizona TD pass and was carted to the locker room.

– Houston’s nine-game losing streak is over after Ka’imi Fairbairn took advantage of his second chance on game-ending, a 37-yard field goal attempt to give the Texans a 37-34 overtime win over the Colts. Deshaun Watson was 29 of 42 with 375 yards, two touchdown passes and one interception in his finest performance since returning from a torn ACL in his right knee. Adam Vinatieri became the league’s career leader in field goals when he made a 42-yarder with two seconds left in the first half, and he extended the mark to 567 with a 44-yarder to give the Colts a 34-31 lead in overtime. Both teams are 1-3.

– Philip Rivers threw for three touchdowns and Melvin Gordon rushed for 104 yards in the Chargers’ 29-27 comeback win over the 49ers. Caleb Sturgis hit three field goals, including a 21-yard kick that put Los Angeles ahead with 7:41 left. C.J. Beathard got the start for the Niners and was 23 of 37 for 298 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. L.A. is 2-2, while the 49ers are 1-3.

162 aren't enough to settle NL Central, West races...Buckeyes, Irish climb in AP poll

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Cubs will host the Milwaukee Brewers in a one-game playoff today for the NL Central title. Both teams forced the extra game by winning yesterday, with the Brewers thumping Detroit, 11-0 and the Cubs rolling to a 10-5 win over St. Louis. Jose Quintana will start for the Cubs against Jhoulys Chacin.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Colorado Rockies are in Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers in a one-game playoff for the NL West crown today. The Rockies hammered Washington, 12-0 yesterday before the Dodgers completed a 15-0 thumping of the Giants in San Francisco. Walker Buehler will take the mound for Los Angeles today against German Marquez.

UNDATED (AP) – Ohio State has moved up to No. 3 and Notre Dame to No. 6 in The Associated Press college football poll. Ohio State moved past Clemson after rallying in the fourth quarter at Penn State. Clemson slipped to No. 4 after a close victory at home against Syracuse. Alabama remains No. 1 and Georgia No. 2 still hold the top two spots in the media ranking.

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) – Europe’s string of Ryder Cup home wins continues following a 17 1/2-10 1/2 rout of the U.S. The Europeans earned 7 1/2 of a possible 12 points in singles play to stay unbeaten at home in Ryder Cup competition since 1993. Sergio Garcia won three matches over the weekend to break Nick Faldo’s career record for points at the Ryder Cup.

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) – The newly-installed “roval” at Charlotte Motor Speedway led to a memorable finish in yesterday’s NASCAR Cup playoff race. Martin Truex was ahead until he was bumped by Jimmie Johnson with two turns remaining, allowing Ryan Blaney to pass them and win the race. Jamie McMurray was second, followed by Clint Bowyer, Alex Bowman and pole-sitter Kurt Busch.

MLB/NFL Scoreboard from Sunday (9/30)


Final Milwaukee 11 Detroit 0


Final Boston 10 N-Y Yankees 2
Final Baltimore 4 Houston 0
Final L-A Angels 5 Oakland 4
Final Tampa Bay 9 Toronto 4
Final Seattle 3 Texas 1
Final Minnesota 5 Chi White Sox 4
Final Cleveland 2 Kansas City 1


Final Philadelphia 3 Atlanta 1
Final L-A Dodgers 15 San Francisco 0
Final N-Y Mets 1 Miami 0
Final Colorado 12 Washington 0
Final Pittsburgh 6 Cincinnati 5, 10 Innings
Final San Diego 4 Arizona 3, 10 Innings
Final Chi Cubs 10 St. Louis 5



Final New England 38 Miami 7
Final Dallas 26 Detroit 24
Final Chicago 48 Tampa Bay 10
Final Cincinnati 37 Atlanta 36
Final Jacksonville 31 N-Y Jets 12
Final OT Houston 37 Indianapolis 34
Final Green Bay 22 Buffalo 0
Final OT Tennessee 26 Philadelphia 23
Final OT Oakland 45 Cleveland 42
Final Seattle 20 Arizona 17
Final New Orleans 33 N-Y Giants 18
Final L.A. Chargers 29 San Francisco 27
Final Baltimore 26 Pittsburgh 14

Dead even in the NL West, NL Central...Europe in control at Ryder Cup...Clemson escapes

UNDATED (AP) – The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers are all tied for first place in the NL Central heading into the final game of the regular season. Miles Mikolas (MY’-koh-lahs) improved to 18-4 by limiting the Cubs to an unearned run and five hits over eight innings of the St. Louis Cardinals’ 2-1 victory at Wrigley Field. Christian Yelich (YEH’-lihch) homered twice, including a tiebreaking solo shot in the seventh inning to push the Brewers past Detroit, 6-5.

UNDATED (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers were able to clinch the final major league playoff berth and move into a first-place tie with Colorado in the NL West by outscoring the Giants, 10-6 in San Francisco. Manny Machado tripled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth for the Dodgers, who also benefited from home runs by Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig (YAH’-see-ul pweeg). The Washington Nationals played the spoiler’s role to perfection in Denver as Juan Soto provided a solo homer and four RBIs in a 12-2 thrashing of the Rockies.

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) – Third-ranked Clemson survived a scare as Travis Etienne capped his career-high 203-yard rushing performance by scoring the go-ahead touchdown from two yards out with 41 seconds left in the Tigers’ 27-23 triumph over Syracuse. Things looked bleak for the Tigers when Eric Dungey’s second 1-yard rushing TD put Syracuse up 23-13 with less than 13 minutes left. But backup QR Chase Brice guided a 94-yard fourth-quarter drive that ended with Etienne’s third touchdown of the afternoon.

UNDATED (AP) – Freshman Jaylen Waddle returned a punt for a touchdown and caught two scoring passes, including a 94-yarder, in No. 1 Alabama’s 56-14 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. D’Andre Swift ran for two touchdowns and second-ranked Georgia used dominant defense to overcome a sluggish offensive start in a 38-12 win over Tennessee. Dwayne Haskins threw two touchdown passes in the final seven minutes to wipe out fourth-ranked Ohio State’s 12-point deficit in a 27-26 triumph at No. 9 Penn State.

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) – Europe is carrying a 10-6 lead over the United States into the final day of Ryder Cup. Just two teams have come back from such a deficit: the Americans at Brookline in 1999 and the Europeans in the 2012 “Miracle at Medinah.” Europe led 10-4 Saturday until Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson defeated Sergio Garcia and Alex Noren 3 and 2, while Jordan Spieth (speeth) and Justin Thomas bounced back from an early deficit to take a 4-and-3 victory over Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter.


High School Football Scores 9/29/18


Senior-27 Waterloo West-20

CR Prairie-35 Hempstead-0

Wahlert-6 CR Xavier-45

Center Pt Urbana-7 Western Dubuque-35

Maquoketa-7 Marion-42

Cascade-57 NE Goose Lake-20

Bellevue-42 Dyersville Beckman-7

Alburnett-15 Clayton Ridge-24



Platteville-6 Prairie Du Chien-27

Lancaster-35 Richland Center-7

Dodgeville-0 River Valley-31

Mineral Point-28 Cuba City-26

Boscobel-6 Fennimore-39

New Glarus-Monticello-41 Iowa Grant 6

Darlington-37 Southwestern-0

Bangor-6  Potosi Cassville-21

River Ridge – 7 Blackhawk-52

Wonewoc-Weston-0 Belmont-40

Highland-20 Benton-Scales Mound-27



Foreston-44 East Dubuque-12

High School Football Friday Night

In high school football tonight it’s game number six on the schedule in Iowa and Illinois and number seven in Wisconsin.

Both the Senior Rams and Wahlert Golden Eagles travel for their next district games. Senior is at Waterloo West.

The Golden Eagles face their 2nd ranked opponent in as many weeks as the hunt for their first win of the season. Wahlert travels to top ranked 3-A Cedar Rapids Xavier.

The Hempstead Mustangs will welcome 10th ranked Cedar Rapids Prairie for their homecoming game at Dalzell Field. Prairie enters the game as the top offense in Class 4-A averaging 482 yards per game. You can hear that game tonight on AM 1370 and with pregame coming at 7:05.

  • Also tonight In area Iowa play: Western Dubuque will host Center Point-Urbana, Cascade is at Northeast Goose Lake, Dyersville Beckman will host 3rd ranked 1-A Bellevue, and Clayton Ridge is hosting Alburnett.
  • In Wisconsin: (5-1) Platteville is at (5-1) Prairie du Chien, Lancaster is at Richland Center. In the SWAL Cuba City will host  Division 6 #5 Mineral Point, Cuba City is 3-1 and Mineral Point 3-0 in league play.  Division 6 #4 Fennimore hosts Boscobel. Southwestern hosts Darlington. Division 7 #10 Potosi-Cassville hosts Bangor at Cassville, Benton Scales Mound hosts Highland, Belmont hosts Wonewoc-Weston.
  • In Illinois: East Dubuque hosts Foreston and Galena is home to meet EPC.

Fighting Saints Season Openers

The Dubuque Fighting Saints will begin their regular season at the USHL Fall Classic this weekend in Pittsburgh. The tournament, which features two games from every team in the USHL, will count towards the regular season for the first time ever. The Fighting Saints will take on the Green Bay Gamblers Saturday and Youngstown Phantoms on Sunday. Dubuque finished the preseason 2-1-0-1 and will be looking to kick start their 2018-19 campaign with a solid first weekend.

The Fighting Saints match up against the two teams they faced in the playoffs last season, Dubuque beat Green Bay in round one of the playoffs before losing to Youngstown in round two. The Fighting Saints also played Green Bay in the last two games of the preseason this year.

UNI opens Missouri Valley Football Conference play with win

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) – Trevor Allen ran for 180 yards and two touchdowns and Northern Iowa beat Indiana State 33-0 on Thursday night in a Missouri Valley Football Conference opener.

Northern Iowa (2-2), which beat Hampton 44-0 last week, has back-to-back shutouts for the first time since 2012.

Marcus Weymiller added 90 yards on the ground and Eli Dunne threw for 218 yards for Northern Iowa.

Austin Errthum had field goals of 20, 31 and 46 yards in the first half to give UNI a 9-0 lead. Allen made it 16-0, from 18 yards out, on UNI’s first possession of the second half, and he added a 16-yarder later in the quarter. Linebacker Duncan Ferch’s second career pick-6 capped the scoring late in the fourth.

Ryan Boyle threw for 136 yards and an interception for Indiana State (2-2), which hasn’t won a conference game since Oct. 22, 2016. ISU was 1 of 16 combined on third and fourth down conversions.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (9/28)



  • Cascade 3, Northeast Goose Lake 0
  • North Cedar 3, Bellevue 1
  • Maquoketa 3, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 1


  • Benton 3, Highland 1
  • Cuba City 3, Riverdale 1
  • Southwestern 3, Iowa Grant 0


  • East Dubuque 2, Lena-Winslow 0


  • At the Western Dubuque Bobcat Invitational: Cedar Rapids Prairie took the boys championship out of the 23 team field, Wahlert finished 4th, Western Dubuque 5th, Cascade was14th, Marquette Catholic 19th, Maquoketa 20th, Dyersville Beckman 21st, Clayton Ridge was 23rd. The top area finish was Nathan Munshower of Wahlert in 11th.

In the girls race

  • Wahlert won the championship and Hempstead was 2nd with only one point of separation 82 to 83. Cascade 8th, Western Dubuque 10th, Marquette Catholic 14th, Beckman 17th, Clayton Ridge 19, Maquoketa 20th. Gabby Moran of Wahlert finished 2nd and Hannah Brown of Hempstead was 3rd.



  • Galena won the Northwest Upstate Illini Conference boys championship defeating River Ridge by 10 strokes.


  • Northwest Upstate Illini Girls Golf Meet yesterday Galena finished 3rd with a 453.




  • Wartburg 7, Loras 2


  • Jake Peiser tied for sixth with a 74, helping Loras break a tie with Lake Forest to win the Elmhurst Invitational with 301 strokes.

Rams win Thursday NFL matchup...Miami routs North Carolina...Player probe

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Jared Goff turned a phenomenal first half into the biggest game of his career, and it was still just barely enough to beat Kirk Cousins. Goff passed for career highs of 465 yards and five touchdowns, winning a scintillating duel with his Minnesota counterpart and leading the unbeaten Los Angeles Rams to a 38-31 victory over the Vikings on Thursday night.

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) – The Turnover Chain became the Touchdown Chain. Miami tied a school record with three defensive touchdowns, N’Kosi Perry threw for a score in his first start and the No. 16 Hurricanes downed North Carolina 47-10 on Thursday night. Romeo Finley and Joe Jackson ran back interceptions for scores, Jonathan Garvin scooped up a fumble and rumbled in for another touchdown and the Hurricanes (4-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) wound up forcing six turnovers in all.

UNDATED (AP) – The NHL is investigating Philadelphia Flyers forward Jori Lehtera after a report he’s being questioned in connection with a drug bust in his native Finland. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly says the league is investigating the situation. Lehtera’s lawyer, Ari Nieminen, said Thursday he expects police to release a statement clarifying some misunderstandings that came out of the report. Finnish news agency MTV reported Wednesday that Lehtera is connected with an investigation into a cocaine ring.

UNDATED (AP) – Eric Reid is back in the NFL. The Carolina Panthers have signed the free agent safety to a one-year contract. Reid filed an official grievance letter with the NFL in October of 2017, alleging that team owners and the league colluded to prevent his employment due to his protest activities. Reid, along with quarterback Colin Kaeprnick, participated in protests during the playing of the national anthem before NFL games to highlight social awareness and racial injustice. Panthers general manager Mary Hurney told The Associated Press it was a “football decision.”

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) – Jim Courier is finished as captain of the U.S. Davis Cup team after eight years in the job. The U.S. Tennis Association announced Thursday that Courier is “stepping down,” less than two weeks after the Americans lost to host Croatia 3-2 in the Davis Cup semifinals. The United States had a 10-8 record in World Group play since Courier was appointed in October 2010, twice making it as far as the semifinals.

MLB/NFL/Top 25 CFB Scoreboard from Thursday (9/27)


Final N-Y Yankees 12 Tampa Bay 1
Final Minnesota 9 Detroit 3
Final Kansas City 2 Cleveland 1, 10 Innings
Final Texas 2 Seattle 0
Houston at Baltimore, postponed


Final Colorado 5 Philadelphia 3
Final N-Y Mets 4 Atlanta 1
Final Chi Cubs 3 Pittsburgh 0


Final (16) Miami 47 North Carolina 10


Final L.A. Rams 38 Minnesota 31

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (9/26)



  • Galena 2, East Dubuque 0


  • Galena 160, Lena-Winslow 214


  • At the Wisconsin Division 2 Girls Golf Regional meet yesterday at Prairie du Chien, qualifying for the Sectional round on Tuesday were: Lancaster’s Lindsey Wolf who took eighth with a 102, and Southwestern/Benton/Cuba City’s Kate Wright and Haley Wright tied for 16th with 112s to advance. In the team race of the nine competing, Darlington placed 4th advancing to sectional team play led by Kennedy Wagner who finished 4th with a 97. Southwestern/Benton/Cuba City finished 6th, and Lancaster 7th.



  • North Park 1, Dubuque 0
  • Loras 7, Iowa Wesleyan 0
  • Mount Mercy 3, Clarke 0


  • Mount Mercy 2, Clarke 1
  • Coe 2, UW Platteville 1 (OT)


  • UW Eau Claire 3, UW Platteville 0

Cubs, Brewers clinch...Rockies pass Dodgers for NL West lead...Another "L" for the O's

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Cubs clinched a National League playoff berth and stayed a half-game ahead of Milwaukee in the NL Central by pulling out a 7-6 win over Pittsburgh on Albert Almora Jr’s walk-off single in the 10th inning. Jason Hayward slammed a two-run homer and Javier Baez picked up his NL-leading 111th RBI before the Pirates stormed back from a 6-1 deficit. Jose Quintana had to settle for a no-decision after allowing two runs and four hits over five innings, including solo blasts by Jose Osuna and Corey Dickerson.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers have earned their first playoff berth since 2011, grabbing at least a wild-card slot with a 2-1 win at St. Louis. Jhoulys Chacin combined with four relievers on a two-hitter and Travis Shaw delivered a pair of RBI singles as the Brewers completed a three-game sweep. The Cardinals are one game behind the Dodgers for the second NL wild card.

DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Rockies took over first place in the NL West, pushing a half-game ahead of Los Angeles with a 14-0 blasting of Philadelphia. David Dahl homered for the third consecutive day, a three-run blast while Colorado scored seven in the fifth. Trevor Story and Ian Desmond also went deep in the fifth to support German  Marquez, who tossed three-hit ball over seven innings and tied a modern big league mark by striking out his first eight hitters.

PHOENIX (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers fell a half-game off the NL West lead and into the second NL wild-card slot with a 7-2 loss at Arizona. The Diamondbacks chased Ross Stripling with a three-run second and A.J. Pollock hit his three-run homer in the fifth for a 6-2 lead. Socrates Brito hit his first big league homer in two years and David Peralta hit his 30th of the season as the DBacks beat the Dodgers for the second night in a row.

BOSTON (AP) – The Baltimore Orioles have set a franchise record with their 112th loss of the season, breaking the mark set by the 1939 St. Louis Browns. J.D. Martinez raised his major league-leading RBI total to 127 with a three-run homer and Rafael Devers went 4-for-5 with six RBIs as the Boston Red Sox blasted the Birds, 19-3. Martinez provided three of the Red Sox’s season-high 22 hits, Devers homered twice and Xander Bogaerts added a two-run shot and four RBIs.

MLB Scoreboard for Wednesday (9/26)


Final Kansas City 6 Cincinnati 1


Final Boston 19 Baltimore 3
Final Toronto 3 Houston 1
Final Baltimore 10 Boston 3
Final Tampa Bay 8 N-Y Yankees 7
Final Cleveland 10 Chi White Sox 2
Final Minnesota 11 Detroit 4
Final L-A Angels 3 Texas 2
Final Oakland 9 Seattle 3


Final Washington 9 Miami 3, 7 Innings
Final N-Y Mets 3 Atlanta 0
Final Milwaukee 2 St. Louis 1
Final Chi Cubs 7 Pittsburgh 6, 10 Innings
Final Colorado 14 Philadelphia 0
Final Arizona 7 L-A Dodgers 2
Final San Diego 3 San Francisco 2


2018 Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Inductions

The Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association will induct 30 new members into its Hall of Fame this weekend during a banquet at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

Cuba City head girls basketball coach Jeff Pustina will be one of the  eight high school coaches who will be inducted. Pustina currently owns a record of 641 wins and 131 loses putting him 3rd on the all- time list in Wisconsin girls basketball. Pustina has guided Cuba City to nine state championships during his tenure.

Former Cuba City head girls coach Jeff Kind is also being inducted. Kind is the head coach at Middleton High School and is 6th on the all-time girls wins list with a record of 578 and 256 losses.

River Ridge head coach Caron Townsend is also be inducted. Townsend has a career record of 492 and 189.

Being inducted as officials this weekend will be Jeff Hartl of Kieler and Ken Welter of Dickeyville while Dave Fritz of Potosi is being inducted in the Friend category.

2018 Loras College Athletic Hall of Fame

The newest inductees into the Loras College Athletics Hall of Fame will be honored this Friday night during ceremonies at the Grand River Center.  The Class of 2018 includes Carrie Smith Kennedy- Class of 1998, Marcus Murphy-Class of 2004, Jim Romagna-Class of 1992, Andy Stoecken-Class of 2007, and the 2007 Loras Men’s Soccer Team.

The Hall of Fame class will also headline halftime of the Loras football game this Saturday against the University of Dubuque.

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/25)




  • Cedar Rapids Kennedy 3, #3 4A Wahlert 1
  • Cedar Rapids Washington 3, Senior 1
  • Western Dubuque 3, Cedar Rapids Prairie 2
  • #2 2A Dyersville Beckman 3, Solon 0 (Blazers 31-0)
  • Lisbon 3, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 0
  • Monticello 3, Bellevue 2
  • West Central 3, Clayton Ridge 2
  • Cascade at North Cedar ppd (no officials)


  • Cuba City 3, Fennimore 0
  • Darlington 3, Iowa Grant 2
  • Richland Center 3, Platteville 1


  • Senior 122, Hempstead 57



  • Loras 3, Iowa Wesleyan 1 (Loras now 10-6)
  • Clarke 3, Trinity Christian 1 (Clarke now 17-4)
  • Dubuque 3, Luther 2

Vikings concerned about Griffin...Surgery for Rams' Talib...Panthers get a lineman

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffin remains away from the team and out of action indefinitely amid concerns about his mental health. The three-time Pro Bowl selection has demonstrated a series of erratic behavior since last week, when he was barred from practice until he had a mental health evaluation. Police in suburban Minnetrista say the 30-year-old Griffen was acting erratically Saturday and making comments about people trying to kill him before he was eventually transported by ambulance to an area hospital for evaluation.

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) – Los Angeles Rams cornerback Aqib Talib will undergo surgery Thursday to repair an ankle injury suffered in Sunday’s win over San Diego. Rams coach Sean McVay said Tuesday that a timetable for Talib’s return will not be known until after the procedure is completed and the full extent of the injury is determined. Talib has six tackles, two passes defended and one forced fumble in three games for a team that has limited opponents to 199 yards passing per game and two touchdown passes.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) – The Carolina Panthers have addressed their injury-depleted offensive line by acquiring veteran Marshall Newhouse from the Buffalo Bills for a conditional draft pick. Newhouse has experience playing tackle and guard in 70 starts over nine seasons. Panthers tackles Matt Kalil and Daryl Williams are on injured reserve, while guard Trai Turner missed Sunday’s game because of a concussion.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone says outfielder Aaron Hicks should recover from a tight left hamstring in a few days and return to the lineup this week. Hicks aggravated the hamstring while running to first and avoiding a double play in Monday’s 4-1 win at Tampa Bay. The Yanks are also playing without second baseman Gleyber  Torres because of minor hip/groin discomfort, but Boone expects the rookie back in the lineup Wednesday.

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Mets have reinstated David Wright from the disabled list and activated him for the first time since June 2016. Assistant general manager John Ricco says it’s unlikely Wright will play during the three-game series because the Braves are trying to earn home-field advantage in the Division Series, but it’s possible Wright could pinch-hit if the score is lopsided. He hasn’t played in the majors since May 27, 2016, due to neck, back and shoulder injuries that required surgery.

MLB Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/25)


Final Kansas City 4 Cincinnati 3


Final Houston 4 Toronto 1
Final N-Y Yankees 9 Tampa Bay 2
Final Detroit 4 Minnesota 2
Final Chi White Sox 5 Cleveland 4
Final L-A Angels 4 Texas 1
Final Seattle 10 Oakland 8, 11 Innings
Baltimore at Boston  postponed


Final Washington 9 Miami 4
Final Atlanta 7 N-Y Mets 3
Final Pittsburgh 6 Chi Cubs 0
Final Milwaukee 12 St. Louis 4
Final Colorado 10 Philadelphia 3
Final Arizona 4 L-A Dodgers 3
Final San Francisco 5 San Diego 4, 12 Innings

ARC Players of the Week

Loras College and former Hempstead prep soccer player Kaylee Coble has been named the American Rivers Conference Female Athlete of the Week. Coble, a junior keeper helped Loras go 2-0 last week and recorded two shutouts. Coble leads the ARC with four shutouts. Other weekly Athlete of the Week recipients in the conference included:

  • Dubuque golfer Megan Gille who won medalist honors out of a field of 45 golfers at the Luther Invitational last weekend shooting an 80 and a 78 was named the Women’s Golfer of the Week.
  • Dubuque punter Andy Vujnovich was named the Football Special Teams Player of the Week. Vujnovich, had six punts for an average of 40.2 yards with a long of 53 and three of his punts landed inside the 10 yards line.
  • Dubuque middle hitter Rylee Andersen was named the Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week. In four matches, Andersen had 37 kills on a .286 hitting percentage and also added eight blocks on defense while Dubuque went 2-and-2 on the week including their first win over Wartburg since 2004.

Area Scoreboard from Monday (9/24)



  • Hempstead won the round, but Wahlert held on for first place overall at the MVC Valley Divisional yesterday at Irv Warren in Waterloo. The Golden Eagles carded a 327 and finished with 957 to hold off Linn-Mar over the 3 rounds by 6 strokes. Hempstead pulled into 3rd overall with 965 after shooting a round best of 314 yesterday led by Joey Kaesbauer with a 72. Sam Ambrosy pace Wahlert with a 77. Hempstead coach Chad Parkin was voted the Coach of the Year.


  • At the MVC Mississippi Divisional at Gardner in Marion, Western Dubuque placed 4th with a 328 and Senior was 7th with a team total of 361. Cedar Falls was first with 303. Jack Stelzer with a 75 led W.D. while Senior was led by Jack Vandermillen with an 85. Western Dubuque finished 5th after all three rounds while Senior was 7th.




  • Dubuque 6, Monmouth 3


  • Following 2nd round play at the Loras Fall Invitational. Loras placed 2nd with a 618, Dubuque was 3rd with 620, Clarke placed with a 656 tied for 4th. Knox won the tournament with a 610. Dubuque’s Jordan Elliott and Jake Grabner of Loras tied for 2nd in the medalist chase with 152. Andrew Gates of Clarke tied for 7th with 154.

Steelers hold off Bucs...Rookies Mayfield, Rosen to start...Clemson changes QBs...Didi hopeful

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Ben Roethlisberger threw for 353 yards and three touchdowns in the Steelers’ 30-27 victory at Tampa. Vance McDonald scored on a 75-yard pass play and finished with four catches for 112 yards. Antonio Brown and Ryan Switzer also had first-half TD receptions for Pittsburgh, which led 30-10 at halftime and picked off Ryan Fitzpatrick three times.

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) – Rookie Josh Rosen is the Arizona Cardinals’ new starting quarterback and will be under center Sunday against Seattle after playing the last 4 1/2 minutes of Sunday’s 16-14 loss to Chicago. The 10th overall pick in this year’s draft replaced veteran Sam Bradford after three Arizona second-half possessions ended in turnovers. Rosen threw an interception to end his first drive and was sacked to end the second, but the rookie from UCLA completed four of seven passes for 36 yards.

CLEVELAND (AP) – Baker Mayfield will be the starting quarterback when the Cleveland Browns take in the Raiders in Oakland on Sunday. The first player taken in this year’s draft got the job following a brilliant relief effort in Thursday’s 21-17 win over the New York Jets, the Browns’ first victory since 2016. He entered for an injured Tyrod Taylor late in the first half and completed 17 of his 23 passes for 201 yards to lead Cleveland from a 14-0 deficit.

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) – Clemson head coach Dabo  Swinney is changing starting quarterbacks for Saturday’s game against Syracuse, electing to play freshman Trevor Lawrence over senior Kelly Bryant. Lawrence replaced Bryant after two series of Saturday’s 49-21 drubbing of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, leading the Tigers on four TD drives in a five-series span in the second and third quarters. He completed 13 of 18 passes for 176 yards and a career-high four touchdown throws to rally the Tigers’ offense after a slow start with Bryant behind center.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius hopes to return to the lineup this week, saying his wrist injury feels “way better.” Gregorius hurt his right wrist Saturday when he slid headfirst on Aaron Hicks’ 11th-inning double to score the run that clinched a postseason berth. He is hitting .268 with a career-high 27 homers and 86 RBIs.

MLB/NFL Scoreboard for Monday (9/25)


Final Houston 5 Toronto 3
Final Boston 6 Baltimore 2
Final N-Y Yankees 4 Tampa Bay 1
Final Cleveland 4 Chi White Sox 0
Final L-A Angels 5 Texas 4, 11 Innings
Final Oakland 7 Seattle 3


Final Washington 7 Miami 3
Final Pittsburgh 5 Chi Cubs 1
Final Milwaukee 6 St. Louis 4
Final Colorado 10 Philadelphia 1
Final L-A Dodgers 7 Arizona 4
Final San Diego 5 San Francisco 0


Final Pittsburgh 30 Tampa Bay 27

Aliyah Carter Commits to KSU

Wahlert Catholic junior Aliyah Carter has apparently decided where she will continue her volleyball career after she is done with high school. Carter, who helped lead the Golden Eagles to their second straight state championship last season as a sophomore has announced via Twitter she has verbally committed to Kansas State University of the Big 12 Conference. Carter is also the reigning 3-A state long jump champion.



Area Scoreboard from Sunday (9/23)



  • First round play at the Loras Fall Invitational took place yesterday at Thunder Hills. Five strokes separated the top 3 teams in the field. Knox is the leader shooting 308, Loras 2nd with 311, and Dubuque 3rd with 313. Clarke is in 5th after a team score of 337. Jordan Elliot of Dubuque topped the field with a 1 over 72, followed by Jake Grabner of Loras who shot 73. Andrew Gates of Clarke shot a 74 and is tied for 4th. Second round play will begin later this morning back at Thunder Hills.

Brees, Mahomes top WB marks...Yanks lose Didi...New faces at bottom of AP poll...Woods wins

UNDATED (AP) – New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees  broke a long-term NFL record and Kansas City signal-caller Patrick Mahomes  topped a short-term mark during yesterday’s schedule. Brees broke Brett Favre’s completions mark while guiding the Saints to a 43-37 overtime victory in Atlanta. Mahomes became the first QB to throw for 13 TDs in the first three games of a season, doing it in the Chiefs’ 38-27 win against San Francisco.

NEW YORK (AP) – New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone announced yesterday that shortstop Didi Gregorius  tore cartilage in his right wrist while scoring the run that clinched a postseason spot on Saturday. Boone said he was unsure if Gregorius would be able to return in time for the postseason. Gregorius has delivered 27 home runs and 86 RBIs this season.

UNDATED (AP) – The top four teams remain the same in the latest AP college football poll, but the back end of the top 25 has had a makeover after a season-high seven ranked teams lost. Five teams entered the Top 25 yesterday, including No. 17 Kentucky for the first time since 2007. Alabama, Georgia, Clemson and Ohio State keep the first four spots, LSU moves up to No. 5 and Oklahoma slips to sixth after the Sooners needed overtime to get by Army. Wisconsin is ranked 15th this week.

ATLANTA (AP) – Tiger Woods ended a five-year victory drought and Justin Rose captured the FedEx Cup crown and the $10 million bonus, both coming in the PGA Tour Championship. Woods led by as many as five shots in the final round before completing a two-stroke victory over Billy Horschel. Rose birdied his final hole to finish in a fourth-place tie, good enough for the FedEx Cup.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Steve Stricker won the inaugural Sanford International for his third PGA Tour Champions title of the year. Stricker closed with a 3-under 67 for a four-stroke victory over Tim Petrovic and Jerry Smith. Brandt Jobe fell into a tie for fourth after owning a share of the lead heading into Sunday’s round.

NFL/MLB Scoreboard from Sunday (9/23)


Final Carolina 31 Cincinnati 21
Final OT New Orleans 43 Atlanta 37
Final Baltimore 27 Denver 14
Final Tennessee 9 Jacksonville 6
Final Buffalo 27 Minnesota 6
Final Kansas City 38 San Francisco 27
Final Philadelphia 20 Indianapolis 16
Final Miami 28 Oakland 20
Final Washington 31 Green Bay 17
Final N-Y Giants 27 Houston 22
Final L.A. Rams 35 L.A. Chargers 23
Final Chicago 16 Arizona 14
Final Seattle 24 Dallas 13
Final Detroit 26 New England 10
(Tonight) Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay 7:15 p.m.



Final Chi Cubs 6 Chi White Sox 1


Final Baltimore 6 N-Y Yankees 3
Final Tampa Bay 5 Toronto 2
Final Kansas City 3 Detroit 2
Final Houston 6 L-A Angels 2
Final Texas 6 Seattle 1
Final Minnesota 5 Oakland 1
Final Cleveland 4 Boston 3, 11 Innings


Final Miami 6 Cincinnati 0
Final Milwaukee 13 Pittsburgh 6
Final N-Y Mets 8 Washington 6
Final Atlanta 2 Philadelphia 1
Final St. Louis 9 San Francisco 2
Final L-A Dodgers 14 San Diego 0
Final Colorado 2 Arizona 0

Area Sports Scorecard fro 9/22


Loras, 35 Luther, 28

Central 35, Univ Dubuque 13

Univ Wis Platteville 49, Lakeland 12

Men’s Soccer:

Central Methodist 2, Clarke 0

Loras College 2, Univ. of Dubuque 0

Women’s Soccer:

Central Methodist 4, Clarke 1

Loras 2, Univ. of Dubuque 0

Golf – Men’s

Clarke University Fall Classic

1- St. Ambrose

4- University of Dubuque

5- Clarke University

MLB results from 9/22


Chi Cubs      8    Chi  White  Sox      3


N-Y Yankees      3    Baltimore          2,  11  Innings

Toronto             5    Tampa  Bay          2

Detroit             5    Kansas  City    4

Cleveland         5    Boston                4,  11  Innings

Houston           10    L-A  Angels        5

Seattle           13    Texas                  0

Oakland             3    Minnesota         2


Atlanta             5    Philadelphia        3

St. Louis          5    San  Francisco      4,  10  Innings

Washington       6    N-Y  Mets                0

Pittsburgh       3    Milwaukee              0

Miami                 5    Cincinnati            1

Colorado           5    Arizona                  1

L-A Dodgers      7    San  Diego              2


Big Ten Football results from 9/22

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Alex Hornibrook threw a 17-yard TD pass to A.J. Taylor with 57 seconds left and No. 18 Wisconsin bounced back from last week’s loss by rallying past Iowa 28-17. Jonathan Taylor had 113 yards rushing and Alec Ingold ran for a 33-yard score with 22 seconds left for the Badgers, who also got a major leg up the Hawkeyes – perhaps their biggest threat in the Big Ten West race – in their league opener.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Dwayne Haskins Jr. threw for 304 yards and five touchdowns in the first half as Ohio State blew out Tulane 49-6. The No. 4 Buckeyes marked the return of coach Urban Meyer to the sideline by scoring on their first six possessions and cruising. Meyer served a three-game suspension for mismanaging former assistant Zach Smith, who was accused of domestic violence and other bad behavior.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Karan Higdon ran for 136 yards and a touchdown in the first half to help No. 19 Michigan build a huge lead and it coasted 56-10 over Nebraska. The Wolverines led 20-0 after the first quarter and 39-0 at halftime. The Cornhuskers are off to their worst start since 1945; they have lost seven in a row for the first time since 1957. Michigan rested Higdon in the second half after he missed the previous game with an injury.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Brian Lewerke threw two touchdown passes and made a perfect pitch to kicker Matt Coghlin for a 6-yard TD run Saturday as No. 24 Michigan State pulled away for a 35-21 victory at Indiana. The Spartans retained the Old Brass Spittoon for the 13th time in the last 15 games with a crucial conference-opening victory. Indiana has not won consecutive home games in this series since 1991 and 1993.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) – Rondale Moore caught two touchdown passes and Purdue picked off four passes, beating No. 23 Boston College 30-13. David Blough passed for 296 yards and three touchdowns for the Boilermakers (1-3), who had opened what was expected to be a promising the season with three straight close losses. The Eagles (3-1) rolled in unbeaten and ranked for the first time in 10 years, but fell flat. Anthony Brown threw four interceptions a week after tossing five TD passes.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – Freshman Anthony McFarland ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns, Tre Watson returned an interception for a score and Maryland breezed past previously undefeated Minnesota 42-13. Ty Johnson chipped in with an 81-yard TD run for the Terrapins, who looked nothing like the team that lost badly to Temple last week. The Golden Gophers had won their first three games.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) – Tyree Jackson threw for 263 yards and three touchdowns and Buffalo used its big-play offense to remain unbeaten and roll over reeling Rutgers 42-13. The win was the first for the Bulls over a Big Ten Conference opponent and pushed their record to 4-0, their best start since 1981.

Area Scoreboard 9/22/18


Cedar Falls-39 Hempstead-0

Waterloo west-19 C. R Jefferson-21

Senior-20 CR Prairie-42

Wahlert-27 Western Dubuque-63

West Branch-20 Bellevue-28

Cascade-47 north Cedar-19

N.E. Goose Lake-14 Dyersville Beckman-41

Alburnett-35 Lisbon-21

Ed-Co-21 Maquoketa Valley-7


River Valley-27 Lancaster-17

Richland Center-0 Platteville-49

Prairie Du Chien-44 Dodgeville-7

Fennimore-58 Southwestern-14

Cuba City-24 Boscobel-8

Iowa Grant-6 Mineral Point-42

River Ridege-15 Highland-22

Shullsburg-56 N. Crawford-7


East Dubuque-27 Amboy Lamoille-21

Football Friday Night

Friday night number five of the football season in Iowa and Illinois and number six in Wisconsin.

In Iowa, district play will open up across the state. Senior and Hempstead both have difficult challenges as they open Class 4-A District 3 play. Hempstead welcomes 2nd ranked Cedar Falls to Dalzell Field.  Senior opens district play at 10th ranked Cedar Rapids Prairie.

Wahlert starts play in 3-A District 4 in Epworth tonight against 10th ranked Western Dubuque. You can hear that game tonight on AM 1370 and, pregame around 7:05.

Also tonight a huge showdown in Class1-A District 4 as 5th ranked Bellevue welcomes top ranked West Branch. Also tonight in that district: Cascade at North Cedar and Dyersville Beckman hosting Northeast Goose Lake. Other area match-ups in Iowa: Clayton Ridge hosts MFL Mar Mac.

In Illinois: Galena hosts West Carroll and East Dubuque travels to Amboy.

In Wisconsin: In the SWC, Lancaster hosts River Valley, Platteville welcomes Richland Center. Ina the SWAL: Fennimore at Southwestern, Cuba City at Boscobel, Iowa Grant at Mineral Point, and Darlington hosts Cambridge. Six Rivers games tonight: Shullsburg at North Crawford and River Ridge at Highland, the rest of the league plays tomorrow.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (9/20)



  • Cascade 3, Iowa City Regina 2
  • West Liberty 3, Bellevue 1
  • Prince of Peace 3, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 2


  • Benton 3, Potosi 0
  • Cuba City 3, Boscobel 0
  • Platteville 3, Lancaster 0
  • Fennimore 3, Southwestern 1
  • River Ridge 3, Belmont 0


  • East Dubuque 2, Orangeville 0
  • Galena 2, River Ridge 0


  • At theJim Boughton Invitational hosted by Senior yesterday at a soggy Dubuque Soccer Complex: In the boys race, Hempstead captured the team title with 37, Senior was 4th with 121, Wahlert 5th with 135, Western Dubuque 6th with 153. Ben Hermiston of Hempstead had the top area time finishing 3rd in 16.53.9.
  • In the girls race: Senior took the title with 31 points led by a 1-2 finish from Claire Edmondson and Lilly Schmidt, Wahlert was 4th with 90, Hempstead 5th with 109, and Western Dubuque was 7th with 246.



  • Dubuque 5, St. Ambrose 4

U-D's McGovern Joins USA Wrestling Staff for Master's World Championships

University of Dubuque’s head wrestling coach, Jon McGovern, will be joining the USA Wrestling Team as a coach in freestyle for the 2018 Master’s World Championships in Macedonia next weekend.

McGovern will join Chris Brown who is the team leader/coach in both freestyle and Greco-Roman, who for the first time in nine years will not be competing. Brown is a two-time World Masters Champion in Greco-Roman and retired from competition last year.

Last spring, McGovern and the Spartans staff had the chance to coach eight UD wrestling alumni at the Master’s USA Nationals in April in Las Vegas. Former NCAA Division III National Champion, Josh Terrell, competed and won his weight class. Terrell was getting ready to compete in the World Championships, but a family move and a new addition to his family will keep him away in 2018.

The World Championships will be September 28th thru the 30th.

Browns snap skid...Keenum practices...Bosox clinch AL East...Woods, Fowler share lead

CLEVELAND (AP) – Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns have put an end to the team’s 19-game winless streak by rallying from a 14-0 deficit to beat the New York Jets, 21-17. Mayfield came in for Tyrod Taylor late in the second quarter and was 17 of 23 for 201 yards and a reception on a two-point conversion. Carlos Hyde’s second touchdown of the night put the Browns ahead with 2:04 to play.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Broncos quarterback Case Keenum returned to practice yesterday after missing a day with a sore knee. Keenum didn’t want to miss Wednesday’s workout but said he understood that being cautious in September will give him a better chance of staying in the lineup all season. He has led the Broncos to a pair of fourth-quarter comebacks, pushing his record over the last two seasons to 13-3.

NEW YORK (AP) – Mookie Betts was 4-for-5 with a three-run homer, five RBIs and three runs scored as the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the New York Yankees, 11-6 and clinch their third straight AL East title. Xander Bogaerts  lifted a tiebreaking, sacrifice fly in the seventh that was thrown away by outfielder Aaron Hicks, allowing a second run to score. Jackie Bradley Jr. and Brock Holt also homered for the Red Sox, whose 104 victories is one off the team record set in 1912.

MIAMI (AP) – Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter is hinting that manager Don Mattingly is expected to return next year as the ballclub continues its latest rebuilding effort. When asked about Mattingly’s status for 2019, Jeter said, “He’s under contract.” Mattingly took over before the 2016 season and is 215-259 with Miami, including a 59-92 mark this year.

ATLANTA (AP) – Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler are co-leaders heading into the second round of the PGA’s Tour Championship in Atlanta, one shot ahead of World No. 1 Justin Rose and Gary Woodland. Woods sank an eagle putt from just over 25 feet on the par-5 18th for a 5-under 65 and a share of the lead. Fowler putted for birdie on all but two holes for his 65 as he tries to avoid ending the season without a victory.

MLB/NFL Scoreboard for Thursday (9/20)


Final Oakland 21 L-A Angels 3
Final Boston 11 N-Y Yankees 6
Final Toronto 9 Tampa Bay 8
Final Detroit 11 Kansas City 8
Final Chi White Sox 5 Cleveland 4, 11 Innings


Final N-Y Mets 5 Washington 4, 12 Innings
Final Cincinnati 4 Miami 2
Final Atlanta 8 Philadelphia 3


Final Cleveland 21 N-Y Jets 17

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (9/19)


  • Loras 1, St. Mary’s 0
  • William Penn 3, Clarke 0
  • UW Platteville vs Augustana (Called at halftime due to lighting


  • Dubuque 2, UW Platteville 1
  • Clarke 2, William Penn 0


  • Dubuque 3, Wartburg 1

IATC Cross Country Rankngs

The Hempstead boys cross country team has climbed to 2nd  in the state in the latest  Class 4A  cross country rankings from the Iowa Track Coaches Association, Senior is ranked 14th in the boys poll. The Senior girls are rated 3rd in the new 4A girls poll and Hempstead is 14th.

The Wahlert boys are ranked 11th in Class 3A and once again the Wahlert girls are the top ranked team in the girls poll.

In Class 2A: Bellevue is ranked 8th in the boys poll while Cascade is 13th in the girls rankings.

In Class 1A: Bellevue Marquette Catholic is ranked 14th in the girls poll.

Vigil honors star golfer from Spain who was killed in Iowa

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Teammates and others who knew an Iowa State University student-athlete who was killed this week while playing golf near the campus shared stories about her and lit candles in her memory.

The vigil Wednesday evening to remember 22-year-old Celia Barquin Arozamena drew a large crowd north of the Campanile, a bell tower on the Ames campus. Several speakers, including women’s golf coach Christie Martens, talked about the star golfer from Spain.

Barquin, an engineering student, was the Big 12 women’s golf champion this year.

Those who attended the vigil also signed cards for Barquin’s family.

Barquin’s body was found Monday at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames. Police charged a 22-year-old homeless man who had been staying in an encampment near the golf course with first-degree murder in her stabbing death.

Bauer ready to pitch...Aroldis activated...Story rehabbing...Mets shelve Wheeler

CLEVELAND (AP) – Cleveland Indians All-Star Trevor Bauer is scheduled to pitch tomorrow against Boston, his first appearance since breaking his right leg last month. Indians manager Terry Francona said Bauer will pitch a “couple of innings” versus the Red Sox and hopes he’ll make two additional starts before the postseason. Bauer is 12-6 with a 2.22 ERA in 25 starts this year.

NEW YORK (AP) – New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has been activated from the disabled list after sitting out nearly a month with left knee tendinitis. Chapman has 31 saves and a 2.11 ERA in 50 appearances this season. He was available for last night’s 10-1 romp over the Red Sox, but they kept him in the bullpen, with the Yankees blowing out the Red Sox.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story is receiving treatment for right elbow inflammation and may participate in some baseball activities at the team’s spring training facility in Phoenix today. Story left Monday’s game in the sixth inning after complaining of soreness. He just became the first shortstop in major league history with at least 40 doubles, 30 home runs and 25 steals in a season.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The New York Mets have shut down Zack Wheeler for the rest of the season after the right-hander logged nearly 100 more innings than in 2017. Wheeler went 12-7 with a 3.31 ERA in 29 starts this season, but he was 9-1 with a 1.68 ERA over his final 11 starts. Wheeler missed two full seasons after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2015 and was 3-7 with a 5.21 last year.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Denver Broncos quarterback Case Keenum says he plans to practice with the first team today after sitting out Wednesday’s workout with a sore knee. Keenum was hit five times in the pocket, sacked once, and ran three times for 16 yards and a touchdown in Sunday’s 20-19 win over Oakland, but he doesn’t remember tweaking the knee in that game. He’s led the Broncos to their sixth straight 2-0 start with a pair of fourth-quarter comebacks.

MLB Scoreboard from Wednesday (9/19)


Final Pittsburgh 2 Kansas City 1


Final Minnesota 8 Detroit 2
Final Tampa Bay 9 Texas 3
Final N-Y Yankees 10 Boston 1
Final Baltimore 2 Toronto 1
Final Cleveland 4 Chi White Sox 1
Final Seattle 9 Houston 0
Final Oakland 10 L-A Angels 0


Final Atlanta 7 St. Louis 3
Final Philadelphia 4 N-Y Mets 0
Final Milwaukee 7 Cincinnati 0
Final San Diego 8 San Francisco 4
Final Arizona 9 Chi Cubs 0
Final L-A Dodgers 5 Colorado 2

Wahlert's Coach Westercamp in the Running for Most Valuable Coach Award

Wahlert Catholic boys tennis coach Julie Westercamp is among the Top 50 for the Most Valuable Coach Award sponsored by U.S. Cellular. Westercamp is currently in 3rd place. Public voting to select the “Final 15 Coaches” from among the “Top 50 Coaches” ends on October 8th. You can vote by going to mostvaluablecoach-dot-com.

In Coach Westercamp’s first year at Wahlert, her team won the State Championship. Four weeks before the 2017 season started, Coach Westercamp was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and despite ongoing therapy, she continued on coaching maintaining a positive attitude. Wahlert athletes rallied around her fundraising over $45,000 in less than a week to assist her with the medical costs.

U.S. Cellular, in partnership with Samsung, will award $5,000 to each of the Final 15 coaches’ schools, $10,000 to the third place winner’s school and $20,000 to the second place winner’s school.. The grand prize winner of Most Valuable Coach will receive a $50,000 school grant and a Samsung prize package for their school.

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Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/18)



  • #4 5A Cedar Rapids Jefferson 3, #4 4A Wahlert 2
  • Hempstead 3, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 2
  • Cedar Rapids Prairie 3, Senior 0
  • Western Dubuque 3, Cedar Rapids Washington 0
  • Cascade 3, Monticello 2
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 3, Cedar Valley Christian 1
  • #2 2A Dyersville Beckman 3, Central Dewitt 0
  • Solon 3, Maquoketa 0


  • Cuba City 3, Mineral Point 0
  • River Ridge 3, Benton 0
  • Darlington 3, Riverdale 1
  • Southwestern 3, Boscobel 0
  • Iowa Grant 3, Fennimore 1


  • Wahlert 106, Senior 77


  • At Lacoma: Galena over East Dubuque 170-183. Tyler Moran with a 38 was the medalist




  • Dubuque 2, Monmouth 0


  • Loras 2, North Central 0


  • Clarke 3, Mount Mercy 2
  • Coe 3, Loras 0
  • U-W Stout 3, U-W Platteville 0

Dubuque and Omaha trade forward for forward

The Fighting Saints made another trade before the regular season as they swapped forward Jan Kern for Andre Ghantous of the Omaha Lancers.

Ghantous played the last two seasons in the BCHL for the Trail Smoke Eaters. In each of his two seasons, Ghantous totaled 44 points.


Vikes get kicker Bailey...Chargers DT suing trainer...Rox give Story time off...Cubs shelve Morrow

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have signed kicker Dan Bailey as the replacement for rookie Daniel Carlson, who missed field goal attempts of 48, 49 and 35 yards in Sunday’s 29-29 tie at Green Bay. Bailey is the second-most-accurate field goal kicker in NFL history at more than 88 percent, hitting 186 of 211 attempts. He was released by the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 1.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Corey Liuget  has sued the trainer who he says is responsible for his four-game suspension for using a performance-enhancing substance. Liuget filed suit against Ian Danney and his Arizona-based business in Los Angeles, asking for a jury trial and no less than $15 million in damages. The suit says Danney injected Liuget with a substance banned by the FDA and the NFL.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Colorado Rockies are hoping All-Star shortstop Trevor Story can return to the lineup in a few days. Story left Monday’s game with inflammation in his right elbow, but a subsequent exam showed no structural damage. He is batting .288 with 33 home runs and 102 RBIs, all career highs.

PHOENIX (AP) – Chicago Cubs closer Brandon Morrow will be shut down for the rest of the year because of an injured right elbow that has been slow to heal. Morrow has 22 saves and a 1.47 earned run average in 35 appearances this season. The announcement comes a week after Chicago reliever Pedro Strop suffered a hamstring injury that is causing him to miss the rest of the regular season.

MIAMI (AP) – Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters will begin this season on the sidelines as he continues his recovery from left ankle surgery. Waiters underwent the procedure in mid-January and was expected to be sidelined for up to 10 months. Waiters averaged 14.3 points in 30 games last season but shot only 31 percent from 3-point range, nine percent worse than he did in 2016-17.

MLB Scoreboard from Tuesday (9/19)


Final Pittsburgh 2 Kansas City 1, 11 Innings


Final N-Y Yankees 3 Boston 2
Final Toronto 6 Baltimore 4
Final Minnesota 5 Detroit 3
Final Cleveland 5 Chi White Sox 3
Final Tampa Bay 4 Texas 0
Final Houston 7 Seattle 0
Final L-A Angels 9 Oakland 7


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

Area Scoreboard from Monday (9/17)



  • Benton 3, Belmont 0


  • at Galena Golf Course Back 9, Galena 183, West Carroll 232 (Medalist was Tyler Moran 43)

Comets Rise, Bobcats Fall in Latest AP Iowa Football Rankings

The Western Dubuque Bobcats have dropped four spots and are ranked 10th in the latest Class 3-A Iowa High School Football Rankings from the Associated Press. In Class 1-A the Bellevue Comets have climbed four spots and are ranked 5th ahead of their district opener Friday night at home against top ranked West Branch.

West Des Moines Valley is again top ranked in 4-A, Cedar Rapids Xavier in 3-A, Monroe PCM in 2A, Hudson in Class A, and Don Bosco in the eight man rankings.


The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2014 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:
Class 4A
Record Pts Prv
1. West Des Moines Valley (8) 4-0 107 1
2. Cedar Falls (2) 4-0 98 3
3. Ankeny Centennial (1) 4-0 88 5
4. Bettendorf 3-1 65 2
5. Johnston 3-1 58 7
5. Iowa City West 3-1 58 6
7. West Des Moines Dowling 2-2 42 4
8. Indianola 4-0 37 9
9. Waukee 2-2 22 8
10. Cedar Rapids Prairie 3-1 18 NR
Others receiving votes: Fort Dodge 10. Ankeny 1. Waterloo West 1.
Class 3A
Record Pts Prv
1. Cedar Rapids Xavier (9) 4-0 108 1
2. Council Bluffs Lewis Central (2) 4-0 97 2
3. Solon 4-0 82 4
4. Pella 4-0 79 3
5. Sioux City Heelan 4-0 69 5
6. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 3-1 38 9
7. Waverly-Shell Rock 4-0 35 7
8. Eldridge North Scott 3-1 34 8
9. Clear Creek-Amana 4-0 21 NR
10. Epworth Western Dubuque 3-1 20 6
Others receiving votes: Harlan 14. Manchester West Delaware 4. Adel ADM 4.
Class 2A
Record Pts Prv
1. Monroe PCM (11) 4-0 110 2
2. Spirit Lake 4-0 90 3
3. Boyden-Hull-RV 3-1 84 1
4. Van Horne Benton 4-0 81 4
5. Algona 4-0 58 6
6. Greene County 4-0 56 7
7. Waukon 3-1 46 5
8. Clear Lake 3-1 29 9
9. O-A BCIG 4-0 20 10
10. State Center West Marshall 3-1 18 NR
Others receiving votes: Chariton 8. Sheldon 3. Mount Vernon 1. Centerville 1.
Class 1A
Record Pts Prv
1. West Branch (6) 4-0 95 1
2. Van Meter (2) 4-0 87 3
3. Dike-New Hartford (2) 4-0 83 2
4. South Central Calhoun (1) 4-0 67 4
5. Bellevue 4-0 51 9
6. Mediapolis 4-0 45 6
7. Hawarden West Sioux 3-1 44 5
8. Inwood West Lyon 3-1 28 10
9. Truro Interstate 35 4-0 19 NR
(tie) Sumner-Fredericksburg 4-0 19 NR
Others receiving votes: Wilton 16. Pella Christian 4. Iowa City Regina 2.
Class A
Record Pts Prv
1. Hudson (8) 4-0 107 1
2. A-H-S-T-W, Avoca (3) 4-0 88 2
3. Algona Garrigan 4-0 73 3
4. Belmond-Klemme 4-0 68 4
5. Hinton 4-0 44 7
6. Traer North Tama 3-1 36 5
7. Packwood Pekin 3-1 28 T10
8. Riverside Highland 4-0 26 9
9. St. Ansgar 3-1 24 6
10. Britt West Hancock 3-1 19 8
Others receiving votes: Edgewood-Colesburg 16. Brooklyn BGM 10. Fairbank Wapsie Valley 8. Grundy Center 5. Eldon Cardinal 4. Mason City Newman 3. Southwest Valley 1.
Class 8-Man
Record Pts Prv
1. Gilbertville-Don Bosco (9) 4-0 102 1
2. New London 4-0 83 2
3. Elk Horn-Kimballton Exira (1) 4-0 76 3
4. Westside Ar-We-Va 4-0 57 5
5. Marengo Iowa Valley (1) 5-0 55 6
6. Newell-Fonda 4-0 54 4
7. Jackson Junction Turkey Valley 4-0 46 7
8. Liberty Center SE Warren 5-0 37 8
9. Fremont Mills, Tabor 3-1 18 9
10. East Mills 4-0 15 10
Others receiving votes: Wyoming Midland 6. Northwood-Kensett 5. Central City 4. Kingsley-Pierson 1. Wayland WACO 1.

Fighting Saints move draft pick for Des Moines defenseman

DUBUQUE, Iowa — The Dubuque Fighting Saints acquired defenseman Chris Lipe from the Des Moines Buccaneers over the weekend in exchange for a 7th round 2019 Phase 1 draft pick. The Saints still have one 7th round Phase 1 pick left in the 2019 draft after the trade.

Lipe had seven points in 55 games last season with the Buccaneers and he had one point in two games with the Buccaneers this preseason.

Lipe will be in uniform for the Fighting Saints next pre-season game on Friday night when they host the Green Bay Gamblers.

Bears beat Seahawks...Browns deal Gordon to Pats...Wentz cleared to play...Yelich another Cycle

CHICAGO (AP) – Khalil Mack had one of the Chicago Bears’ six sacks of Russell Wilson, and Prince Amukamura returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown in a 24-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Mack had a strip-sack in the first half and consistently pressured Wilson in another dominant performance. Amukamura’s first career TD gave Chicago a 24-10 lead with 6:37 remaining.

CLEVELAND (AP) – The Cleveland Browns have cut ties with talented but troubled receiver Josh Gordon by dealing him to the New England Patriots for a fifth-round draft pick. The deal came together two days after the Browns reached a breaking point with Gordon, who has been suspended numerous times by the NFL for drug violations since Cleveland drafted him in 2012. The team ran out of patience when Gordon reported to the team on Saturday with a hamstring injury after practicing all week.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has been cleared to return and is slated to start Sunday against Indianapolis. Wentz tore his left ACL and LCL last December and had surgery three days later. Backup quarterback Nick Foles led the Eagles to their first NFL title since 1960 and was Super Bowl MVP in the 41-33 victory over New England.

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have released rookie kicker Daniel Carlson after he missed two field goal attempts in overtime of yesterday’s 29-29 tie with Green Bay. Carlson was taken in the fifth round of this year’s draft and was awarded the job when the Vikings let Kai Forbath go on Aug. 20. The Vikings didn’t immediately add a replacement for Carlson, but head coach Mike Zimmer confirmed they’ve invited free agent Dan Bailey to Minnesota for a physical exam.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich has become the fifth player in major league history to hit for the cycle twice in the same season, and the first to do it against the same team. Yelich was 4-for-4 with a two-run homer and four RBIs in the Brewers’ 8-0 pounding of the Cincinnati Reds. Yelich also hit for the cycle versus the Reds on Aug. 29, going 6-for-6 in a comeback victory.

MLB/NFL Scoreboard from Monday (9/17)


Final Pittsburgh 7 Kansas City 6


Final Toronto 5 Baltimore 0
Final Minnesota 6 Detroit 1
Final Tampa Bay 3 Texas 0
Final Seattle 4 Houston 1


Final N-Y Mets 9 Philadelphia 4
Final Miami 8 Washington 5
Final St. Louis 11 Atlanta 6
Final Milwaukee 8 Cincinnati 0
Final Chi Cubs 5 Arizona 1
Final L-A Dodgers 8 Colorado 2
Final San Francisco 4 San Diego 2


Final Chicago 24 Seattle 17

Area Scoreboard from Sunday (9/16)



  • Chicago 3, Loras 0


  • Dubuque 2, U-W Stevens Point 1
  • Loras 2, Carroll 1


  • Folowing second round play at the seven team Clarke Women’s Fall Invitational at Eagle Ridge South Course, Mount Mercy won the team title with a 687. Dubuque was 2nd with 707, U-W Platteville was 5th and Clarke 6th, and Loras 7th.  Daniella Miranda of Dubuque finished 2nd with a 168, 7 strokes back, Ann Marie Zahn of Loras (171) was 5th, Arieanna Accidentale(181) finished 16th, and Courtney Olson of Platteville(186) tied for 18th.


Bucs top Eagles...Jags beat Pats...3 straight for Keselowski...Tide stays No. 1

Bucs top Eagles…Jags beat Pats…3 straight for Keselowski…Tide stays No. 1
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for four touchdowns while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were building a 27-7 lead in a 27-21 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. The 35-year-old Fitzpatrick completed 27 of 32 passes for 402 yards and has the suddenly explosive Bucs off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2010. DeSean Jackson scored on a 75-yard reception on the first play of the game, and O.J. Howard also had a 75-yard TD grab before halftime.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – The Jacksonville Jaguars won a rematch of last January’s AFC title game as Blake Bortles tossed three of his four touchdown passes in the first half of a 31-20 victory over the New England Patriots. Bortles connected with Donte Moncrief, Keelan Cole and Austin Seferian-Jenkins for scores in the first 30 minutes. The Jacksonville quarterback was 29 of 45 for 377 yards in the best game of his career.

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Brave Keselowski raced to his third consecutive victory by handling a wreck-filled race at Las Vegas, roaring from the field in overtime to give team owner Roger Penske his 500th victory across all formats. Four playoff drivers failed to finish and four others had various problems in the opener of the 10-race postseason. Kyle Larson was second, and defending Cup series champion Martin Truex Jr. third after a stop-and-start finish to a race that featured 12 cautions.

NEW YORK (AP) – Top-ranked Alabama strengthened its hold on No. 1, receiving a season-high 58 first-place votes from the media panel. Clemson slipped out of the No. 2 spot for the first time this season and Georgia climbed ahead of the No. 3 Tigers. Ohio State and Oklahoma are fourth and fifth respectively, followed by LSU, Stanford, Notre Dame, Auburn and Washington. Wisconsin tumbled from 6th to 18th after the Badgers loss to B-Y-U.

ZADAR, Croatia (AP) – Croatia is going to the Davis Cup final after taking the fifth and deciding match against the U.S. After eight hours of tennis on Sunday, Borna Coric ended a sustained comeback bid from the United States by rallying from two sets to one down to beat Frances Tiafoe , 6-7, 6-1, 6-7, 6-1, 6-3. Seeking its second title, Croatia will visit defending champion France in the Nov. 23-25 final.

Week 2 NFL Recaps

– The Vikings and Packers had to settle for a 29-all tie after Daniel Carlson missed two field goals in overtime, shortly after Mason Crosby failed to hit a 52-yard kick on the last play of regulation. Minnesota’s Kirk Cousins threw for 425 yards and four touchdowns, including three in the fourth quarter. Green Bay star Aaron Rodgers played with a brace on his injured left knee and threw for 281 yards and a score.

– It was a tough afternoon for the defending Super Bowl champs and the reigning AFC Champions. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for four touchdowns while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were building a 27-7 lead in a 27-21 win over the Eagles.

The Jaguars won a rematch of last January’s AFC title game as Blake Bortles tossed three of his four touchdown passes in the first half of a 31-20 victory over the Patriots.

Elsewhere in Week 2 of the NFL schedule:

– Patrick Mahomes was outstanding in his third NFL start as he tied a franchise record with six touchdown passes in the Chiefs’ 42-37 victory over the Steelers.

– Dak Prescott threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Tavon Austin on the third play of the Cowboys’ 20-13 win over the Giants.

– Matt Ryan ran for a pair of short TDs and was 23 of 28 passing for 272 yards and two scores in the Falcons’ 31-24 victory against the Panthers.

– The Browns’ winless skid is up to 19 games after Cleveland kicker Zane Gonzalez pushed the second of his two missed field goals wide right in the final seconds of a 21-18 loss at New Orleans.

– Todd Gurley ran for three touchdowns and Jared Goff threw for 354 yards and a score in the Rams’ 34-0 blowout over the Cardinals.

– Brandon McManus kicked a 36-yard field goal just inside the right upright with six seconds left to push the Broncos to a 20-19 win against the Raiders.

– Ryan Tannehill passed for a couple of TDs and Kenyan Drake ran for a score while the Dolphins were building a 20-0 first-half lead in a 20-12 victory over the Jets.

– Mike Vrabel has his first NFL head coaching victory after Ryan Succop kicked a 31-yard field goal with 1:00 left to give the Titans a 20-17 victory over the Texans.

– Melvin Gordon matched a career high by scoring three touchdowns in the Chargers’ 31-20 victory at Buffalo.

– Andrew Luck shook off two interceptions by capping a methodical drive with his second touchdown of the game to help the Colts beat the Redskins 21-9.

– The 49ers were 30-27 winners over the Lions as Jimmy Garoppolo threw two touchdown passes and Matt Breida ran for 138 yards.

MLB/NFL Scoreboard from Sunday (9-16)


Final Boston 4 N-Y Mets 3
Final Houston 5 Arizona 4
Final San Diego 7 Texas 3


Final Toronto 3 N-Y Yankees 2
Final Baltimore 8 Chi White Sox 4
Final Tampa Bay 5 Oakland 4
Final Detroit 6 Cleveland 4
Final Minnesota 9 Kansas City 6
Final L-A Angels 4 Seattle 3


Final Washington 6 Atlanta 4
Final Miami 6 Philadelphia 4
Final Pittsburgh 3 Milwaukee 2
Final Cincinnati 2 Chi Cubs 1
Final Colorado 3 San Francisco 2
Final St. Louis 5 L-A Dodgers 0


Final Kansas City 42 Pittsburgh 37
Final Indianapolis 21 Washington 9
Final Tampa Bay 27 Philadelphia 21
Final Miami 20 N-Y Jets 12
Final Tennessee 20 Houston 17
Final L.A. Chargers 31 Buffalo 20
Final Atlanta 31 Carolina 24
Final OT Minnesota 29 Green Bay 29
Final New Orleans 21 Cleveland 18
Final L.A. Rams 34 Arizona 0
Final San Francisco 30 Detroit 27
Final Denver 20 Oakland 19
Final Jacksonville 31 New England 20
Final Dallas 20 N-Y Giants 13
Seattle at Chicago 7:15 p.m (Monday night)