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Iowa State hires Virginia Tech’s Dresser as wrestling coach

Kevin Dresser: Courtesy Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Kevin Dresser, who built Virginia Tech into an Atlantic Coast Conference wrestling power, was hired Monday as Iowa State’s wrestling coach.

He grew up in Humboldt, Iowa, and wrestled for the rival Hawkeyes. He succeeds Kevin Jackson, who is stepping down following the end of his eighth season.

Dresser agreed to a seven-year deal worth $2.25 million plus incentives, Iowa State said. Virginia Tech said Tony Robie, in his 11th season as associate head coach at the school, will serve as interim head coach for the rest of the season.

Dresser was the 2016 National Wrestling Coaches’ Association Coach of the Year. He became the Hokies’ wrestling coach 11 years ago. The Hokies went 48-5 in dual meets the past three seasons and placed in the top 10 at the NCAA meet each of the past four years.

Morris, Thomas lead Iowa St past Texas Tech, 82-80 in OT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) – Behind 23 points from Monte Morris and 20 from Matt Thomas, Iowa State picked up an 82-80 overtime win against Texas Tech on Monday night.

Naz Mitrou-Long added 16 points for Iowa State (18-9, 10-5 Big 12), which was held without a field goal for the final four-plus minutes of overtime.

Texas Tech (17-11, 5-10) was led by 17 points from Niem Stevenson and 16 points apiece from Justin Gray and Zach Smith.

Donovan Jackson hit two free throws to give Iowa State the lead, 79-78, for good with 1:55 left in overtime. Matt Thomas made two more foul shots and Morris added a third to make it 82-78 with 17 seconds to go. Keenan Evans made a layup seven seconds later to pull Texas Tech within two and the Red Raiders fouled Nick Weiler-Babb, who missed both free throws, with 6.7 second remaining. Smith rebounded the second miss but Texas Tech didn’t get off a shot; Devon Thomas hit a 3, but it came just after the buzzer.

Area Scoreboard (2/21)

High School Boys Basketball

3A District 7 Substate 4 Semifinal
Assumption, Davenport 69, West Liberty 26
Wahlert, Dubuque 71, Solon 68
3A District 8 Substate 4 Semifinal
Cedar Rapids Xavier 70, Central Clinton, DeWitt 30
Mount Vernon 62, Maquoketa 46

4A Substate 4 Quarterfinal
Cedar Rapids, Jefferson 57, Epworth, Western Dubuque 49
Waterloo, West 67, Cedar Rapids, Washington 63


Class 1A Regional at Stockton
Galena 63, Warren 52

Riverdale 93, Weston 79
River Ridge 62, Boscobel 51
Cassville 62, North Crawford 56
Girls High School Basketball

Class 1A Region 5 Final
Marquette Catholic, Bellevue 53, Lynnville-Sully 46
(6th ranked Marquette Catholic meets #7 Kingsley-Pierson on Monday at 11:45 in 1A Quarterfinals)

Class 2A Region 6 Final
Cascade 49, Montezuma 34
(8th ranked Cascade meets 3rd ranked Central Decauter at 10:00 on Tuesday in 2A Quarterfinals)

Class 2A Region 7 Final
Regina, Iowa City 69, Bellevue 57


1A Super Sectional at Illinois Valley Community College

#8 Annawan 55, #3 Galena 44 (Galena ends season 29-2)

Cousins to Pelicans…Jags drop Odrick…Gonzaga still tops poll…Royal St. George gets the Open

UNDATED (AP) – The Kings and Pelicans have completed a deal that sends DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to New Orleans. Sacramento receives Tyreke Evans, rookie Buddy Hield , Langston Galloway and first- and second-round draft picks this summer. Cousins is averaging 27.8 points and 10.6 rebounds this season and is signed through July 1, 2018.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – The Jacksonville Jaguars have released veteran defensive lineman Jared Odrick in a move that saves $8.5 million against the salary cap. Odrick was due a $2 million roster bonus and would have had $3.5 million of his $6.5 million salary for 2017 guaranteed had he still been on the roster March 13. He appeared in 22 games over two seasons with the Jags, missing most of last year because of a shoulder injury.

UNDATED (AP) – The top three in The Associated Press men’s basketball poll are unchanged, with No. 1 Gonzaga followed by Villanova and Kansas. The Bulldogs received 59 of the 65 first-place votes, while the Wildcats took five and Kansas one. Fourth-ranked Arizona is followed by UCLA, Oregon, Louisville, North Carolina, Baylor and Duke. Wisconsin is ranked ranked 16th this week.

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) – The Royal & Ancient has awarded the 2020 British Open to Royal St. George’s for the first time since 2011, when Darren Clarke captured the claret jug. It will be the 15th time the course in southeast England will host what has become the third major of the year. Royal Birkdale is the site of this year’s British Open, followed by Carnoustie and Royal Portrush.

NEW YORK (AP) – Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba  has received a two-game suspension from the NHL for an illegal check to the head of Senators forward Mark Stone during Sunday’s game in Ottawa. Stone missed the remainder of the game following the hit with about 13 1/2 minutes left. Trouba was assessed a minor penalty and will sit out games tonight in Toronto and Feb. 28 against Minnesota.

National Scoreboard (2/21)

Final Florida 2 St. Louis 1
Final Arizona 3 Anaheim 2

Final (12) West Virginia 77 Texas 62
Final OT Miami 54 (18) Virginia 48
Final (19) Florida St. 104 Boston College 72

Bo Ryan named finalist for Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame


Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bo Ryan  Photo: Steve Gotter

MADISON, Wis. – For the third-straight year, former Wisconsin and UW Platteville men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan has been named a finalist for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The 14 finalists were announced Saturday at NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans.

Ryan spent 32 seasons as a collegiate head coach before retiring in December of 2015. He finished his career 26th on the NCAA’s all-time wins list with a record of 747-233. It was during his 15-year tenure at Platteville that Ryan firmly established himself as one of the nation’s top coaches guiding the Division III program to a phenomenal 353-76 (.822) overall record and four national championships.

No. 11 Wisconsin beats No. 23 Maryland 71-60 in Big 10 tilt

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Nigel Hayes scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half, Ethan Happ had 20 points and Number 11 Wisconsin beat 23rd ranked Maryland 71-60 in a choppy, foul-filled game on Sunday.

The Badgers (22-5, 11-3) overcame 27 points from Terrapins guard Melo Trimble to snap a two-game losing streak and stay in a tie atop the Big Ten with Purdue.

Bronson Koenig scored all nine of his points in the second half, giving the Badgers a lift with his jump shot after the senior missed a game with a left calf injury. Wisconsin shot 51 percent in the second half.

Wisconsin pulled away slowly, turning a six-point halftime deficit into a 12-point edge with 3 minutes to go in a game that lacked flow because of frequent whistles.

The teams combined for 48 fouls, 25 for Maryland (22-5, 10-4).

4 Tri-State GBB Teams Make Bids For State Tonight

There will be four Tri-State area girls high school basketball teams playing for trips to the state tournament this evening.

In Illinois; the Galena Pirates will play Annawan in the Class 1A Super Sectional at Illinois Valley Community College in Ogelsby. The winner advances to the state tournament in Normal.

In Iowa Class 1A regional final play at Wilton; Bellevue Marquette Catholic meets Lynnville Sully. In Class 2A at Tipton; Bellevue will face Iowa City Regina, and at Marengo,  Cascade battles Montezuma.

AD’s 52 breaks All-Star mark…Cousins departing?..Dustin the win… Elliott takes Daytona pole

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Pelicans center Anthony Davis set an NBA All-Star game scoring record while helping the Western Conference earn a 192-182 win over the East at New Orleans. Davis poured in 52 to shatter the previous mark of 42 set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962. Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had 41 points and just 19 minutes, and former teammate Kevin Durant of Golden State had a triple-double of 21 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds in the highest-scoring game in league history.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins may be heading to the New Orleans Pelicans. A person familiar with the situation says the Kings have agreed to trade Cousins and Omri Casspi to the Pelicans for Tyreke  Evans, rookie Buddy Hield , Langston Galloway and first- and second-round draft picks this summer. Cousins has played his entire career with Sacramento, averaging 21 points and 10.8 rebounds in 6 1/2 seasons.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Dustin Johnson is the world’s top-ranked men’s golfer after coasting to a five-shot victory in the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club. Johnson completed a 64 yesterday before closing with an even-par 71 to replace Jason Day atop the rankings. Scott Brown and Thomas Pieters tied for second.

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) – Fred Couples is the winner of the Chubb Classic by three strokes over second-round leader Miguel Angel Jimenez . Couples closed with a bogey-free 5-under 67 for a 16 under total in his 12th PGA Tour Champions title and first since 2014. Jimenez entered the final round one shot ahead of Couples and Kevin Sutherland.

DAYTONA, Fla. (AP) – Chase Elliott will be the Daytona 500 pole-sitter for the second straight year after edging Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the final lap of yesterday’s qualifying. Elliott and Earnhardt gave Hendrick Motorsports and Chevrolet a 1-2 front row for NASCAR’s season-opening race next Sunday. Elliott is the race’s first repeat pole-winner in 27 years.

National Scoreboard (2/20)

Final Western Conference 192 Eastern Conference 182

Final N-Y Rangers 2 Washington 1
Final Detroit 5 Pittsburgh 2
Final Winnipeg 3 Ottawa 2
Final Nashville 4 Columbus 3
Final Chicago 5 Buffalo 1
Final N-Y Islanders 6 New Jersey 4
Final Toronto 4 Carolina 0
Final OT Tampa Bay 3 Colorado 2
Final OT Boston 2 San Jose 1
Final Anaheim 1 L.A. Kings 0
Final Philadelphia 3 Vancouver 2

Final (11) Wisconsin 71 (23) Maryland 60
Final (20) Creighton 87 Georgetown 70
Final (24) Butler 82 DePaul 66

W-D Bobcats Crown 3 State Wrestling Champs

The Western Dubuque Bobcats crowned three state champions on Saturday night at the Iowa High School State Wrestling Finals at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.  The Bobcats 132 pounder Braden Birt was first and defeated Cade DeVos of Southeast Polk 14-10.  At 182 Max Lyon defended his state crown from last year winning his 112th  match in a row as he defeated Anthony Sherry of Glenwood 7-0. The third W-D gold medal came when 285 pounder Aaron Costello finished an unbeaten season downing Eagan Lickiss Indianola by fall in a time of 2.19. Also winning a state title was Maquoketa Valley wrestler Alec McDowell who defeated Logan Schumacher of Martindale Saint Mary’s 6-1 to claim the Class 1A title at 195 pounds.

Earlier in the day during the consolation finals:

Class 3A

  • At 113 Jacob Close of Western Dubuque placed 5th. After losing in the consolation semi’s Close bounced back to defeat Eric Owens of Ankeny Centennial 6-1.
  • At 120 Joe Pins of Hempstead won the Consolation Championship to finish 3rd place by defeating Eli Loyd of Pleasant Valley 10-6 after winning 7-1 over Dylan Albrecht of Waverly Shellrock in the semi-finals.
  • At 138 Nathan Feldman of Hempstead placed 7th after defeating Mason Morris of Bettendorf.

Class 1A

  • At 145, Chance Downs of Maquoketa Valley placed 7th by defeating Logan Scheuerman of Ackley Geneva  6-1.
  • At 195, Mason Lyons of Bellevue finished in 5th Lyons dropped his consolation semi-final match but Lyons came back to pin Tyler Anderson of OA-BIG.


Class 2A

  • At 138, Jake Recker of Dyersville Beckman lost 4-1 to Austin Rozeboom of Boyden Hull-Rock Valley 4-1 and finished in 8th
  • At 152 Cody Feldman of Dyersville Beckman lost by fall to Kade Kelso of Central Decauter and Feldman finished 8th.
  • At 160, Kolton Bartow of Wahlert Catholic defeated Thomas Bentley of Red Oak 6-4 to win the consolation championship and take 3rd
  • At 182; Boone McDermott of Wahlert Catholic defeated Visouth Peterschmidt of Mid Prairie by fall to win the consolation title and capture 3rd