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Area Scoreboard (12/14)

High School Boys Basketball

  • East Dubuque 59, Ashton-Franklin Center 41(West Carroll Tourney)

College Women’s Basketball

  • Augustana 85, Dubuque 71
  • UW Platteville 82, Edgewood 62

Davison FT gives Wisconsin win over W Kentucky

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Brad Davison’s free throw with two seconds to go lifted Wisconsin to an 81-80 win against Western Kentucky on Wednesday night.

Darius Thompson tear-drop jumper tied the score at 80-80 for Western Kentucky with two seconds left in regulation. Davison drew a foul while setting a screen and made the front end of a 1-and-1.

Ethan Happ and Brevin Pritzl scored 17 points each for Wisconsin (5-7), which snapped a two-game losing streak. Davison scored 16 points and Aleem Ford 14 or the Badgers, who shot 12 of 20 from 3-point range. Ford and Pritzl were 4 of 5 from long range.

Lamonte Bearden scored 19 points and Thompson added 18 for Western Kentucky (6-4). Bearden, a transfer, played prep basketball at Germantown (Wis.) High School, a Milwaukee suburb. This season is Bearden’s first, after sitting out due to transfer rules. Bearden fouled out with 7.9 seconds to go.

Western Kentucky strung together a 14-0 run to nab the lead. Jake Ohmer drilled back-to-back 3-pointers to start the run, which was capped by a Thompson layup that gave the Hilltoppers a 34-29 edge with 3:08 to go in the first.

The Badgers managed only one field goal in their final six attempts in the first, Pritzl’s 3-pointer that pulled Wisconsin within at 38-34 at the break.

After consecutive 3-pointers by Pritzl and Davison early in the second half, the Badgers never trailed again. A 9-0 pushed the lead to 10 with 12:21 to play but the Hilltoppers clawed back. They tied the game at 71 on a Thompson 3 and Ohmer’s layup with 4:48 to play and stayed in the game by hitting 9 of 11 from the line in the second half to 10 of 19 for the Badgers.

Illinois routs Longwood

Champaign, Ill. (AP) – Aaron Jordan scored 22 points, Trent Frazier added 20, and Illinois beat Longwood 92-45 on Wednesday night.

Michael Finke scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He hit the first basket of the game on a baseline jumper, buried his first two shots from downtown, and scored 14 of his 19 points in the first half.

The Lancers held a 12-10 lead with roughly 12 minutes remaining in the first half, but after a 3 by Finke, Longwood would never take the lead again. Illinois finished the half on an 18-4 run and entered the break with a 26-point lead.

Jordan, who leads the Illini with 29 made 3-pointers, was 4 of 8 from beyond the arc.

Illinois (8-4) outrebounded Longwood 52 to 23 and shot 51.4 percent in the first half.

Longwood (3-7) committed 24 turnovers and struggled to operate under Illinois’ pressure. The Lancers shot 34 percent from the field, 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and hit 16 field goals.

JaShaun Smith scored 10 points for the Lancers (3-7). Leading scorer Isaiah Walton, averaging 18.9 points per game, was held to four points in 14 minutes before leaving the game with a lower leg injury.

Rodgers getting ready for Panthers…Goodell to stay through ’24…Marlins ship Ozuna to Cards

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says quarterback Aaron Rodgers is preparing to play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers after missing seven games with a broken collarbone. Rodgers is eligible to be activated Friday, and McCarthy said there would be extra individual work in practice heading into a must-win game. The Packers are 7-6 and on the outside of the current NFC playoff picture after going 3-4 with Brett Hundley under center.

IRVING, Texas (AP) – An NFL spokesman says Commissioner Roger Goodell  plans to step down once his newly-signed contract extension expires following the 2024 season. Joe Lockhardt says Goodell views the agreement as his final contract and will allow him to deal with some of the important issues that the league knows are on the horizon. The extension allows him to help negotiate a new labor deal to replace the one that expires in 2021, and have a hand in talks over new broadcast contracts.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) – The Miami Marlins apparently have continued their payroll reduction by trading an All-Star for the third time this month. A person familiar with the deal says the Marlins have agreed to send left fielder Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals, a move that follows Miami’s parting with Giancarlo Stanton and Dee Gordon. Ozuna will likely receive $10 million in salary arbitration this winter after setting career bests this year with a .312 average, 37 homers and 124 RBIs.

UNDATED (AP) – The Los Angeles Angels have added another bat to their lineup by getting second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Detroit Tigers for a pair of minor leaguers. Free agent reliever Joe Smith has accepted a two-year pact with the Houston Astros. The Minnesota Twins have signed former Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda to a two-year package, and a person familiar with the contract says free-agent reliever Anthony Swarzak has worked out a two-year contract with the New York Mets.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The NBA has chosen Indianapolis to host the 2021 All-Star Game. The only other time Indiana has hosted All-Star weekend was in 1985 when the game was played at the RCA Dome. The Pacers plan to use their home arena as well as Lucas Oil Stadium, which is just a short walk away.

National Scoreboard


Final L.A. Clippers 106 Orlando 95
Final Oklahoma City 100 Indiana 95
Final Washington 93 Memphis 87
Final Portland 102 Miami 95
Final Boston 124 Denver 118
Final Chicago 103 Utah 100
Final New Orleans 115 Milwaukee 108
Final Toronto 115 Phoenix 109
Final Houston 108 Charlotte 96


Final Dallas 5 N-Y Islanders 2
Final Ottawa 3 N-Y Rangers 2
Final OT Boston 3 Detroit 2
Final Nashville 7 Vancouver 1

Senior A.D. Brent Cook Receives National Honor

Senior A.D. Brent Cook Receives National Honor

Dubuque Senior High School Athletic Director Brent Cook has received a National Honor from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.

Cook has been selected as one of 11 High School A.D.’s from around the country to receive the Distinguished Service Award. Cook is the only one from the state of Iowa to be given the honor this year. The Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to individuals in recognition of their length of service, special accomplishments and contributions to interscholastic athletics at the local, state and national levels. Nominations are submitted by state athletic directors associations.

Cook launched his career in high school athletics in 1994 and has been assistant principal in charge of activities and athletics since 2012 at Senior High.

Last night, Cook and the other 10 award winners were honored during the National Athletic Directors Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

Area Scoreboard (12/13)

High School Boys Basketball


  • Dubuque, Senior 69, Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 67 (OT)
  • Hempstead 53, Cedar Rapids Washington 48
  • Linn-Mar 64, Wahlert 46
  • Western Dubuque 59, Central DeWitt 50
  • Bellevue 69, Durant 53
  • Easton Valley 66, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 48
  • MFL MarMac 62, Clayton Ridge 50
  • West Delaware 71, Maquoketa 41


  • Potosi 52, Shullsburg 35
  • Cassville 35, Benton 34

High School Girls Basketball


  • Cedar Rapids, Washington 87, Hempstead 82 (2OT)
  • Linn-Mar 49, Wahlert 48
  • Cedar Rapids Kennedy 64, Senior 33
  • Western Dubuque 55, Central Clinton, DeWitt 42
  • Beckman, Dyersville 35, Mount Vernon 25
  • Cascade 73, West Branch 68
  • Bellevue 66, Durant 24
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 55, Easton Valley 43
  • Maquoketa 62, West Delaware 51
  • MFL-Mar-Mac 79, Clayton Ridge 33


  • Cuba City 48, Lancaster 42
  • River Valley 51, Mauston 44
  • Platteville 64, Mineral Point 35
  • Darlington 64, Richland Center 36
  • Boscobel 43, Cassville 30
  • Southwestern 56, Belmont 42
  • River Ridge 53, Wauzeka-Steuben 37

Rogers Cleared

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers has been “medically cleared to return” to action after missing seven games with a broken right collarbone, the Green Bay Packers quarterback announced last night.

Rodgers was hurt during a loss to Minnesota on Oct. 15 and had surgery four days later. He returned to practice on Dec. 2 and is eligible to rejoin the 53-man roster on Friday, which means the two-time MVP could suit up for Green Bay’s game at Carolina on Sunday.

National Scoreboard


Final Denver 103 Detroit 84
Final Cleveland 123 Atlanta 114
Final OT N-Y Knicks 113 L.A. Lakers 109
Final Brooklyn 103 Washington 98
Final Dallas 95 San Antonio 89
Final OT Philadelphia 118 Minnesota 112
Final Sacramento 99 Phoenix 92


Final Edmonton 7 Columbus 2
Final Buffalo 3 Ottawa 2
Final Philadelphia 4 Toronto 2
Final Washington 5 Colorado 2
Final New Jersey 5 L.A. Kings 1
Final SO Minnesota 2 Calgary 1
Final Tampa Bay 3 St. Louis 0
Final OT Chicago 3 Florida 2


Final (15) Seton Hall 84 St. Peter’s 61
Final (25) Cincinnati 65 Mississippi St. 50

Iowa, Wisconsin, and Iowa State Players Named All Americans

Iowa Hawkeye senior linebacker Josey Jewell and junior cornerback Josh Jackson have been named to the Associated Press first team All-American squad announced yesterday.  Wisconsin junior linebacker T.J. Edwards was also selected to the first team.

Jewell and Jackson were also named to the Football Writers Association of American first team All-American squad. Iowa State linebacker Joel Lanning was also named to the first team by the FWAA.  The complete All- American teams from both the AP and FWAA are available at the links below.

Carter Out For Senior

The top scorer and rebounder on the Dubuque Senior boys basketball team will miss some time after undergoing an emergency surgery.
Senior head coach Wendell Eimers says 6’5 junior Noah Carter suffered a deep thigh bruise from practice over Thanksgiving and he re-aggravated it Sunday in practice. Eimers says Sunday night Carter’s leg swelled up and he was taken to the hospital where he had surgery done to relieve compartment syndrome which is described as a painful condition that occurs when pressure within the muscles builds to dangerous levels. He is expected to make a full recovery, but not known how long he will be out. In the first two games Carter averaged 21.5 points and 13 rebounds.

AP Iowa Boys Bball Poll

The first of the weekly Iowa Associated Press high school basketball rankings have been released. In Class 4A: the Senior Rams are ranked 6th, while Hempstead received votes for top 10 consideration, Iowa City West is number one with two other MVC teams ranked, Linn-Mar and Cedar Rapids Prairie are tied for 9th.

In Class 3A: Wahlert received votes for top 10 consideration. MVC member Xavier is the top ranked team.

In Class 2A: Cascade is ranked 8th.


Area Scoreboard (12/12)

High School Boys Basketball

  • North Crawford 67, Riverdale 58

High School Girls Basketball

  • Benton 64, Juda 40
  • Galena 63, Southwestern 62
  • East Dubuque 45, Dakota 37 (Pearl City Holiday Tournament)
  • Black Hawk 69, Potosi 43
  • Albany 61, Cassville 56

Dolphins stall Patriots…Eagles must rely on Foles…Wildcats No. 1

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) – The New England Patriots will have to wait at least a week before clinching their ninth consecutive AFC East title after Tom Brady was intercepted twice by Xavien Howard and was held without a third-down conversion Monday night in a 27-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins. The Miami win snapped the New England Patriots’ eight-game winning streak. The Dolphins (6-7) were 11-point underdogs at home. The patriots are 10-3.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia Eagles’ hopes for the rest of the season and the playoffs are now riding on the back of Nick Foles after star quarterback Carson Wentz was diagnosed with a torn left ACL suffered in Sunday’s win over Los Angeles. An MRI on Monday confirmed the injury. The Eagles (11-2) have already clinched the NFC East title.

NEW YORK (AP) – Villanova has jumped to the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 college basketball poll. The Wildcats (10-0) were fourth but earned 41 of 65 first-place votes to hop over Michigan State, which earned 19 first-place votes to climb from third to second. Wichita State climbed three spots to No. 3, followed by former No. 1 Duke and Arizona State. In women’s college hoops, Tennessee moved back into the top 10, checking in at No. 7 after a big win over former No. 2 Texas. UConn continues to be No. 1. Notre Dame, Louisville, Mississippi State and South Carolina round out the top five.

DALLAS (AP) – San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard is expected to make his season debut today when the Spurs visit Dallas. Leonard has missed all 27 of the Spurs’ games this season while recovering from right quadriceps tendinopathy, a condition that causes pain and weakness in the knee. Leonard last played in Game 1 of last season’s Western Conference finals. He hurt his left ankle in the opener of that series against Golden State. The Spurs have gone 19-8 without him so far this season.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – The Seattle Seahawks will not face any suspensions for the melee that broke out at the conclusion of Sunday’s loss to Jacksonville. The league is still reviewing the fracas that broke out in the closing moments of Jacksonville’s 30-24 victory for potential discipline and fines are likely. Michael Bennett, Sheldon Richardson and Quinton Jefferson were all flagged for personal fouls. Jefferson and Richardson were both ejected. The Seahawks say they have identified four fans throwing objects at Jefferson, who had to be restrained from climbing into the stands.

National Scoreboard


Final Miami 107 Memphis 82
Final Houston 130 New Orleans 123
Final Chicago 108 Boston 85
Final Charlotte 116 Oklahoma City 103
Final L.A. Clippers 96 Toronto 91
Final Golden State 111 Portland 104


Final Colorado 2 Pittsburgh 1
Final SO Dallas 2 N-Y Rangers 1
Final N-Y Islanders 3 Washington 1
Final OT Florida 2 Detroit 1
Final Winnipeg 5 Vancouver 1
Final Anaheim 3 Carolina 2


Final Miami 27 New England 20

College Women’s Basketball and Wrestling Scores

College Womens Basketball

  • Iowa State 99, North Carolina Central 58
  • Wisconsin 82, Savannah State 24
  • UNI 92, UW Parkside 62 ( Former Western Dubuque prepsMegan Maahs 15 points 7 rebounds and Rose Simon-Ressler 5 points, 3 rebounds)
  • Illinois 73, Detroit Mercy 65

College Wrestling

  • #7 IOWA 40, MARYLAND 6 Iowa (7-0, 3-0),

Iowa’s Josey Jewell wins Lott IMPACT Trophy

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Josey Jewell of Iowa has won the Lott IMPACT Trophy as the college defensive player having the biggest influence on his team.

The other finalists were Micah Kiser of Virginia, Harrison Phillips of Stanford and Minkah Fitzpatrick of Alabama.

Jewell received the award Sunday night from Ronnie Lott at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach. It goes to a player with strong academic work, community involvement and team leadership.

The senior linebacker from Decorah, Iowa, had 136 tackles, 13.5 tackles for losses and 11 passes broken up this season. He was an All-Big Ten selection and also was an academic All-Big Ten selection, with a 3.0 GPA as an environmental studies major.

Iowa will receive $25,000 for its general scholarship fund.

The Hawkeyes play Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 27.

Garza has 23 points, 13 rebounds; Iowa beats Southern 91-60

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Freshman Luka Garza had 23 points and 13 rebounds to help Iowa snap a four-game skid with a 91-60 win over Southern on Sunday. Connor McCaffery made the first appearance of his career Sunday afternoon for the Hawkeyes (5-6) after missing the first 10 games with a sprained ankle followed by illness. The freshman played 17 minutes and had five points, four assists, and three rebounds in his debut.
Iowa’s offense started off slow and Southern led by 6 points with 8:28 left in the first half. From there on, it was all Iowa. The Hawkeyes went on a 24-8 run to end the first half and outscored the Jaguars 50-29 in the second

Sluggish Cyclones hold off Alcorn State 78-58

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Donovan Jackson scored 25 points, including a career-high seven 3s, Cameron Lard had 15 points with 11 rebounds and Iowa State held off Alcorn State 78-58 on Sunday for its seventh straight win. Lindell Wigginton scored 16 points for the Cyclones (7-2), who were forced to rally from an early 9-point deficit.

Iowa State opened the second half on a 15-3 run, highlighted by 3s from Jackson and Wigginton, to push its lead to 48-35 with 15:33 left. The Cyclones held a comfortable lead for the rest of the game, outscoring the overwhelmed Braves 45-26 in the second half.

Northern Iowa romps to 80-47 win overDubuque

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) – Bennett Koch totaled 12 points and seven rebounds and Isaiah Brown and reserve Wyatt Lohaus scored 11 apiece to power Northern Iowa to an 80-47 victory over Division III member Dubuque on Sunday. Former Western Dubuque prep Spencer Haldeman scored 9 points and former Senior Ram Luke McDonnell had two points.

Northern Iowa (8-2) shot better from outside the 3-point arc than inside it. The Panthers buried 57 percent of their 3-pointers (12 of 21), but made just 15 of 35 from 2-point range (48 percent).

Jamaree Atwater topped the Spartans with 16 points, but he made only 6 of 21 shots from the floor, including 2 of 8 from long range. Atwater added eight rebounds and two steals. Dubuque shot 27 percent from the floor.

Wentz injures knee as Eagles clinch division…Cougars drop WR…Jayhawks fall again

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Two sources familiar with the injury tell The Associated Press that doctors believe Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz tore his left ACL in yesterday’s win over the Los Angeles Rams and will miss the rest of the season and playoffs. Wentz threw for 291 yards and four touchdowns as the Eagles clinched the NFC East title. Wentz needs an MRI to confirm the severity of the injury.

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) – No. 21 Washington State has dismissed leading receiver Tavares Martin Jr. from the team for violation of team rules. The junior also was suspended for a game in October against Colorado for violating team rules. The Cougars are now without two of their top three receivers for the Holiday Bowl against Michigan State.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Second-ranked Kansas is in danger of falling out of the top 10 in The Associated Press men’s basketball poll following its second straight loss. Tra Holder scored 29 points on 8-for-16 shooting to lead No. 16 Arizona State past the Jayhawks 95-85 at Allen Fieldhouse. Shannon Evans II had 22 points and Remy Martin added 21 for the 9-0 Sun Devils, who have given Kansas its first losing streak in four years.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis Blues will spend at least six weeks without Jaden Schwartz because of a right ankle injury suffered in the first period of Saturday’s game against Detroit. Schwartz was tied for ninth in the NHL with 35 points on 14 goals and 21 assists, including a goal in Saturday’s 6-1 victory. He also ranks second in the league with a plus-23 rating.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) – A person familiar with the negotiations says the St. Louis Cardinals have worked out a two-year, $11 million contract with reliever Luke Gregerson. The right-hander just helped the Astros win the World Series, going 2-3 with a career-worst 4.57 ERA and 70 strikeouts in 61 innings. He did not allow a run in his five postseason appearances.

National Scoreboard


Final Detroit 24 Tampa Bay 21
Final OT Buffalo 13 Indianapolis 7
Final Kansas City 26 Oakland 15
Final Chicago 33 Cincinnati 7
Final Dallas 30 N-Y Giants 10
Final Carolina 31 Minnesota 24
Final OT Green Bay 27 Cleveland 21
Final San Francisco 26 Houston 16
Final Arizona 12 Tennessee 7
Final Denver 23 N-Y Jets 0
Final L.A. Chargers 30 Washington 13
Final Philadelphia 43 L.A. Rams 35
Final Jacksonville 30 Seattle 24
Final Pittsburgh 39 Baltimore 38



Final Toronto 102 Sacramento 87
Final Boston 91 Detroit 81
Final OT Indiana 126 Denver 116
Final New Orleans 131 Philadelphia 124
Final Minnesota 97 Dallas 92
Final N-Y Knicks 111 Atlanta 107


Final Chicago 3 Arizona 1
Final OT St. Louis 3 Buffalo 2
Final Toronto 1 Edmonton 0
Final OT Minnesota 4 San Jose 3


Final (16) Arizona St. 95 (2) Kansas 85
Final (4) Villanova 77 La Salle 68
Final (12) Gonzaga 97 Washington 70
Final (21) Purdue 86 IUPUI 61

Area Scoreboard (12/9)

High School Boys Basketball


  • Dubuque, Senior 69, Wahlert, Dubuque 54
  • Iowa City West 65, Dubuque, Hempstead 52
  • Western Dubuque 54, Solon 43
  • Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 67, Maquoketa 47
  • Calamus-Wheatland 50, Marquette Catholic, Bellevue 43
  • Cascade 59, Camanche 58, OT
  • Northeast, Goose Lake 70, Bellevue 52
  • South Winneshiek, Calmar 72, Clayton Ridge 54


  • Benton 56, Highland 43
  • Cuba City 77, Riverdale 48
  • Darlington 56, Mineral Point 53
  • Fennimore 82, Iowa-Grant 28
  • Platteville 56, Lancaster 47
  • River Valley 70, Dodgeville 65
  • Shullsburg 56, River Ridge 36
  • Southwestern 49, Boscobel 47
  • Prairie du Chien 60, Richland Center 46


  • Lanark Eastland 62, Galena 42

High School Girls Basketball


  • Western Dubuque 48, Solon 35
  • Bellevue 51, Northeast, Goose Lake 39
  • Cascade, 53, Camanche 34
  • Maquoketa 64, Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 55
  • Marquette Catholic, Bellevue 44, Calamus-Wheatland 35


  • Platteville 62, Lancaster 33
  • Dodgeville 64, River Valley 35
  • Prairie du Chien 47, Richland Center 46


  • Galena 72, Orangeville 28

Area Scoreboard (12/8)

High School Girls Basketball


  • Wahlert  53, Senior 36


  • Cuba City 56, Southwestern 28
  • Mineral Point 69, Iowa Grant 34
  • Darlington 71, Riverdale 54
  • Shullsburg 54, Cassville 33
  • Benton 65, Highland 52
  • Potosi 67, Belmont 45


  • Eastland 58, East Dubuque 48

High School Wrestling

  • Hempstead 55, Iowa City West 12
  • Wahlert 36, Waterloo East 33
  • Cedar Rapids Jefferson 46, Wahlert 24
  • Cedar Falls 60, Senior 22
  • Cedar Rapids Kennedy 56, Senior 22
  • Western Dubuque 54, Independence 17
  • Wilton 59, Bellevue 18
  • Bellevue 60, Northeast 21
  • Camanche 48, Bellevue 36
  • Cascade 54, North Cedar 29
  • Cascade 72, Durant 12
  • Monticello 42, Cascade 36

College Women’s Basketball

  • Illinois 81, Indiana State 52

College Wrestling

  • Loras 32, Augustana 9
  • Wisconsin 32, Maryland 6

Iowa State holds off Iowa 84-78 for 6th straight win

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Freshman Lindell Wigginton scored 24 points and Iowa State held off rival Iowa 84-78 on Thursday night, its eighth straight home win over the Hawkeyes. Nick Weiler-Babb had 15 points and 10 assists for the Cyclones (6-2), who’ve won six in a row after a 0-2 start.

Neither team could get separation for much of a game that featured 17 lead changes and seven ties. But Wigginton followed a corner 3 by Donovan Jackson with one of his own, putting Iowa State ahead 72-63 with 6:15 left – a lead the Cyclones would not relinquish.

Jack Nunge pulled the Hawkeyes within 79-76 on a jumper with 28 seconds to go. But that’s as close as they would get, as free throws by Hans Brase and Weiler-Babb put the game out of reach.

Jordan Bohannon hit five 3s and had 19 points and Jack Nunge added 16 for the Hawkeyes (4-6), who’ve dropped six of their last seven. Former Wahlert prep Cordell Pemsel contributed 10 points and 8 rebounds for Iowa until having to leave the game late after injuring his right leg after diving for a ball going out of bounds. Pemsl was taken to the hospital to be evaluated, no word on his condition.


Iowa plays Southern in Iowa City on Sunday.

Iowa State hosts Alcorn State on Sunday.

Carlson, Haldeman lead Northern Iowa over UT Arlington 62-58

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) – Klint Carlson scored 24 points,  and former Western Dubuque prep Spencer Haldeman added 10, including a key 3-pointer with 25 seconds left, to help Northern Iowa beat UT Arlington 62-58 on Thursday night.

Northern Iowa (7-2) led 59-52 with three minutes remaining before Kaelon Wilson and Kevin Hervey each made a 3-pointer to pull the Mavericks to 59-58 with 50 seconds left. Haldeman answered with a 3, and Hervey missed two 3-point attempts to end it.

Carlson was 8-of-13 shooting for the Panthers, who made 11 of their 24 field goals from long range. Haldeman was 4 of 7 from the floor and made two 3-pointers.

UD’s Joseph Named D-3 All West Region Defensive POY

University of Dubuque senior cornerback Michael Joseph has been named the Division 3 West Region Defensive Player of the Year by  Josephled the Iowa Conference with eight interceptions to go along with 56 total tackles). He is one of 60 seniors nationally across college football to have been invited to play in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama on January 27th.

U-W Platteville junior punter Connor Foley was named a first team choice while Pioneer junior wide receiver Mark Johnson was named the 2nd team All West region choice and Pioneer senior guard Donnie Rydzewski was chosen to the 3rd team.

The teams, selected in balloting by West Region sports information directors and staff, were chosen from 259 nominations by Division III member schools. will name their All-American team on Friday, December 15th.

Area Scoreboard (12/7)

College Men’s Basketball

  • Wartburg 98, Loras 87
  • Clarke 93, Cardinal Stritch 86 (OT)
  • Simpson 87, Dubuque 83


  • Temple 59, Wisconsin 55

College Women’s Basketball

  • Wartburg 64, Loras 46
  • Clarke 88, Emmaus 55
  • Dubuque 88, Simpson 86
  • UW Platteville 78, Carroll 73


  • Iowa 61, Iowa State 55
  • Wisconsin 82, UT-Rio Grande Valley 54

Area Scoreboard (12/6)

High School Boys Basketball

  • Western Dubuque 44, Mount Vernon 42 (OT)
  • Cascade 59, Bellevue 40
  • West Delaware 67, Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 50
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 49, Prince of Peace 48
  • Turkey Valley 79, Clayton Ridge 47


  • Wisconsin Heights 48, Platteville 46
  • Potosi 52, Southwestern 47 (ot)
  • Benton 80, Belmont 43
  • Cassville 59, Shullsburg 55
  • Darlington 68, Dodgeville 56
  • Lancaster 62, Iowa-Grant 32
  • Richland Center 65, Boscobel 57

High School Girls Basketball

  • Cedar Rapids, Jefferson 52, Senior 39
  • Cedar Rapids, Washington 70, Wahlert Catholic 44
  • Hempstead 67, Waterloo, West 59
  • Mount Vernon 36, #9 4AWestern Dubuque 34
  • Beckman, Dyersville 53, West Delaware 46
  • #11 2A Cascade 61, #5 2A Bellevue 50
  • #14 1A Bellevue Marquette Catholic 66, Prince of Peace 20
  • Anamosa 78, Maquoketa 56


  • Dodgeville 83, Darlington 65
  • Cuba City 55, Prairie du Chien 27
  • Mineral Point 51, Richland Center 46
  • Boscobel 57, Fennimore 34


  • East Dubuque 55, West Carroll 27
  • Galena 76, Lena-Winslow 50

High School Wrestling

  • Cascade 54, North Cedar 3
  • Don Bosco 69, Cascade 3
  • Cascade 48, B-G-M 36

Area Scoreboard (12/5)

High School Boys Basketball


  • Wahlert 69, Decorah 47
  • Durant 48, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 41


  • Mineral Point 76, River Valley 53
  • Wauzeka-Steuben 70, Riverdale 32


  • East Dubuque 44, Scales Mound 20

High School Girls Basketball

  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 59, Durant 24


  • Potosi 60, Lancaster 48
  • Platteville 68, New Glarus 42

Hoosiers take advantage of Iowa turnovers

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Juwan Morgan scored 15 points and De’Ron Davis added 13, spurring a decisive 18-0 second-half run Monday night to give Indiana a 77-64 victory over Iowa.

The Hoosiers (5-4, 1-1 Big Ten) ended a two-game losing streak and gave new coach Archie Miller his first conference win.

Iowa (4-5, 0-2) was led by Brady Ellingson, who scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half. Jack Nunge had 12 for the Hawkeyes, who have lost three straight. Former Wahlert prep Cordell Pemsel had 2 points and 2 rebounds.

Iowa committed a season-high 18 turnovers and the continual miscues helped fuel both of Indiana’s big runs.

Iverson helps Badgers hang on for 64-63 win at Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – The last 48 hours weren’t easy for the Wisconsin Badgers who had all day Sunday plus a long flight into Happy Valley on Monday to stew over their worst home loss in nearly a decade.

Penn State nearly extended that misery, but a potential go-ahead 3-pointer by Tony Carr bounced off the rim with two seconds to play and the Badgers held on for a 64-63 win.

Khalil Iverson scored 14 of his 16 points in the first half, Nate Reuvers added 11 points and Ethan Happ grabbed 10 rebounds for the Badgers (4-5, 1-1 Big Ten), who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Wigginton leads Iowa State past Northern Illinois 94-80

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Freshman Lindell Wigginton poured in a season-high 28 points and Iowa State rallied to beat Northern Illinois 94-80 on Monday night for its fifth straight win.

Senior Donovan Jackson added 24 points with six 3-pointers and Nick Weiler-Babb had 12 points and 11 assists for the Cyclones (5-2), who overcame depth issues to outscore the Huskies 58-42 in the second half.

Wahlert High School Hires New Soccer Coaches

Wahlert High School has named new boys and girls soccer head coaches for the coming season. Dan Block will take over the boys head coaching duties succeeding Kevin Cavers. Block has been the boy’s soccer coach at the Tri-State Christian School where he won conference titles both seasons and finishing with undefeated records. He also coached for over ten years in the AYSO and Dubuque Soccer Club.

The new Golden Eagles head girls soccer coach is Jill Leibforth. Leibforth, a former Loras College player is currently an assistant coach for the Loras women’s team. Leibforth takes over for Ali Schmitt.

Wahlert is still in the process of hiring a new girls softball head coach to replace Kellie Klein.

Area Scoreboard

Men’s College Basketball

Central 96, Univ. Dubuque 89

Graceland University 79, Clarke University 55

Wis.-Platteville 87, Silver Lake 48

Women’s College Basketball

Clarke University 68, Graceland University  61

Central 73, Univ. Dubuque 55

Luther 78, Loras 53

Dubuque Track & Field Championships

A.Y. McDonald Indoor Track – University of Dubuque

Clarke Track and Field at Battle of the Bluff

Univ of Dubuque – 135 points

Loras College – 89 points

Clarke Univ. – 32 points

College Wrestling-

Candlewood Suites Duals- La Crosse, Wis.

#8 Loras, 38

Elmhurst, 10

#8 Loras, 26

UW-Stevens Point, 15

#8 Loras, 17

#2 Augsburg, 16

MSOE Invitational

3rd Wisconsin-Platteville


Sioux City Musketeers 2, Dubuque Fighting Saints 0

Football/Basketball Scoreboard

UNDATED (AP) – Four of Saturday’s bowl games had direct implications to the College Football Playoff semifinals. Top-ranked Clemson, second-ranked Oklahoma, No. 6 Georgia and No. 8 Ohio State made their final pitches for a berth in the CFP, while third-ranked Wisconsin and No. 4 Auburn stumbled.

Final   (1)  Clemson        38    (7)  Miami                    3

Final    (2)  Oklahoma      41    (10)  TCU                    17

Final    (8)  Ohio  St.      27    (3)  Wisconsin          21

Final    (6)  Georgia        28    (4)  Auburn                  7

Final  2OT    (12)  UCF              62    (16)  Memphis            55

Final    Boise  St.            17    (25)  Fresno  St.      14


Penn State 77, Iowa 73

Michigan 69, Indiana

Ohio State 83, Wisconsin 58

Area Scoreboard (12/2)

High School Boys Basketball


  • Senior 63, Davenport Central 49
  • Western Dubuque 74, Benton Community 72 (2 OT)
  • Dyersville Beckman Catholic 56, Williamsburg 51
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 76, Cedar Valley Christian School 16
  • Cascade, Western Dubuque 73, Wilton 10
  • Bellevue 72, West Liberty 45
  • North Fayette Valley 44, Clayton Ridge 41

High School Girls Basketball


  • Hempstead 69, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 66 (OT)
  • Cedar Rapids Prairie 59, Wahlert Catholic 34
  • Western Dubuque 64, Benton Community 24
  • Cascade 49, Wilton 31
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 48, Cedar Valley Christian 31


  • Darlington 64, Mineral Point 62
  • Cuba City 79, Riverdale 51
  • Boscobel 62, Southwestern 48
  • Potosi 58, Shullsburg 49
  • River Ridge 48, Benton 36


  • East Dubuque 58, Warren 37

High School Wrestling

  • Cascade 43, Bellevue 42
  • Maquoketa Valley 45, Bellevue 30
  • Bellevue 48, Starmont 30
  • Washington 61, Bellevue 18
  • Bellevue 63, Clayton Ridge 6
  • Ed-Co 48, Cascade 34

USHL Hockey

The Dubuque Fighting Saints defeated the Cedar Rapids Roughriders in overtime last night 4-3. The Saint are back home again this evening to face Sioux City at 7:05pm.

Fighting Saints at home this weekend

The Dubuque Fighting Saints play their first back-to-back home games of the season tonight and tomorrow night at Mystique Community Ice Center. This evening the Saints skate against Cowbell Cup rival the Cedar Rapids Roughriders. Tomorrow night Dubuque will host Sioux City. The puck will drop at 7:05 both nights.

Going into the weekend Dubuque has climbed to 5th in the Eastern Conference standings winning two straight and are 6-2-1-and-1 over the last 10 games.

Big 10 Football Individual Awards

The Big Ten Conference announced the 2017 football individual award winners for offense, defense and special teams on Thursday and a number of Wisconsin and Iowa players were recognized:

Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year: Josey Jewell, Iowa

Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin

Hayes-Schembechler Coach of the Year (coaches vote): Paul Chryst, Wisconsin

Dave McClain Coach of the Year (media vote): Paul Chryst, Wisconsin

Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year: Troy Fumagalli, Wisconsin

Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year: Josey Jewell, Iowa

Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year: Josh Jackson, Iowa

Coach Campbell and Several Cyclones Receive Big 12 Honors

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State head football coach Matt Campbell was named the 2017 Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year, selected by the league’s coaches. The Cyclones, picked to finish ninth in the Big 12 preseason coaches poll, tied for fourth in the Big 12 with a 7-5 overall mark and a 5-4 league slate.  Campbell is also a finalist for the George Munger Award, given annually to the nation’s best football coach by the Maxwell Club.

Several Cyclone players were recognized by the conference. First-Team All-Big 12 selections were Senior Allen Lazard (WR), senior Kamari Cotton-Moya (S) and sophomore David Montgomery (RB), while senior Joel Lanning (LB/QB), senior J.D. Waggoner (DE), senior Jake Campos (OL), junior Brian Peavy (CB) and freshman Chase Allen (TE) were named to the second team.

Area Scoreboard (12/1)

High School Boys Basketball


  • Bellevue 67, Galena, IL 56


  • Southwestern 53, Cassville 32
  • Darlington 63, Shullsburg 30
  • Benton 64, Monticello (WI) 34


  • East Dubuque 55, River Ridge 48

High School Girls Basketball


  • Wahlert 61, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 57 (OT)


  • Belmont 76, Albany 61

High School Wrestling

  • Hempstead 56, Wahlert 7
  • Senior 54, Waterloo West 13
  • Western Dubuque 48, South Tama 24
  • Cascade 66, Durant 12

College Women’s Basketball


  • Drake 83, Iowa State 80
  • South Dakota State 57, UNI 47 (Former Western Dubuque prep Megan Maahs with 15 points and 7 rebounds for UNI)
  • Virginia Tech 96, Illinois 49

Area Scoreboard (11/30)

College Men’s Basketball

  • Loras 81, Coe 76
  • Wartburg 77, Dubuque 51
  • Clarke 92, Central Methodist 78
  • UW Platteville 89, Illinois Tech 54

College Women’s Basketball

  • 15 Central Methodist 99, Clarke 93 (Clarke freshman Makenna Haase tied a school record with 41 points also adding 16 rebounds.
  • Coe 64, Loras 54
  • Wartburg 86, Dubuque 58
  • Concordia 83, UW Platteville 79

Regional Scores

  • Florida State 94, Iowa 93
  • Wisconsin 58, Pitt 57

Panthers Hand Rebels First Loss

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball squad went overtime to score a 77-68 win over the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels on Wednesday in the McLeod Center.

UNI seniors Bennett Koch and Klint Carlson each posted career highs in scoring to lift the Panthers past the Runnin’ Rebels in the Mountain West/Missouri Valley Challenge. Koch scored 30 points on 10-of-19 shooting from the floor, while Carlson tallied 23 points on 10-of-22 from the field. Freshman Tywhon Pickford continued his rebounding assault with 12 boards. Pickford has recorded nine or more rebounds in seven consecutive games. Former Western Dubuque prep Spencer Haldeman had 7 points 3 rebounds for the Panthers. UNI improves to 6-2 on the year, while UNLV drops to 6-1 overall.

Area Scoreboard (11/29)

High School Boys Basketball


  • Western Dubuque 63, Vinton-Shellsburg 46
  • North Linn 83, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 32
  • Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 48, Clear Creek-Amana 42
  • Cascade 61, North Cedar, Stanwood 36
  • Clayton Ridge, Guttenberg 67, Starmont 66


  • Southwestern 61, Galena 43
  • Platteville 55, Shullsburg 23
  • Mineral Point 73, Dodgeville 67
  • River Valley 55, Viroqua 40
  • Fennimore 85, Highland 22
  • Darlington 57, Barneveld 52
  • Royall 59, Riverdale 22
  • Wauzeka-Steuben 66, Cassville 50
  • Argyle 56, Belmont 49

High School Girls Basketball

  • Cedar Falls 64, Dubuque, Hempstead 41
  • Cedar Rapids, Washington 76, Dubuque, Senior 24
  • Cedar Rapids Xavier 59, Wahlert, Dubuque 50
  • Western Dubuque 65, Vinton Shellsburg 36
  • Cascade 47, North Cedar 33
  • North Linn 66, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 28
  • Beckman, Dyersville 58, Clear Creek-Amana 53
  • Bellevue 58, Camanche 51


  • Southwestern 60, Cassville 31
  • Argyle 68, Belmont 53
  • Monticello 51, Benton 40


  • Eastland 70, Galena 53

High School Wrestling

  • Western Dubuque 53, Wahlert 17

Hill carries Virginia Tech past cold-shooting Hawkeyes

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Ahmed Hill scored 18 points to lift Virginia Tech to a 79-55 victory over Iowa on Tuesday night.

Hill hit 6 of 13 from the floor, including three 3-pointers, for the Hokies (6-1), who blew open a tied game at halftime with a big run early in the second half. P.J. Horne added 16 points for Virginia Tech, and Justin Bibbs had 14.

A combination of Virginia Tech’s stingy defense and the Hawkeyes’ icy shooting led to Iowa’s demise on this evening. The Hokies broke things open with a 20-1 run early in the second half, with Bibbs scoring nine of Virginia Tech’s points in the run.

Iowa (4-3), which lost for the third time in four games, made its first basket of the second half – a jumper by Tyler Cook with 19:11 remaining – but then missed 17 consecutive shots. During a span of more than eight minutes, the Hawkeyes scored just a point, which came on a free throw by Cook with 12:52 remaining.

After shooting 51.7 percent in the first half (15 of 29), Iowa made just seven field goals in the final 20 minutes. The Hawkeyes’ 33.3 percent shooting (22 of 66) was their worst of the season.

Cook paced the Hawkeyes with 16 points.

Crawford leads; Wake Forest hands Illinois first loss, 80-73

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) – Bryant Crawford led four players in double figures with 20 points as Wake Forest knocked Illinois from the ranks of the unbeaten in an 80-73 win in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge Tuesday night.

Doral Moore, Mitchell Wilbekin, and Brandon Childress added 12 points apiece for Wake Forest (3-4), which held Illinois to 38.7 percent shooting using a stingy 2-3 zone defense.

Aaron Jordan came off the bench to lead Illinois with 20 points, with Kipper Nichols adding 14 and Leron Black finishing with 10. Jordan, who entered the game leading the NCAA in 3-point percentage (15 of 23, 65.2 percent), made 4 of 6 against the Deacons.

It was the first loss for the Illini (6-1), who played their first six games at home.

All Big 10 Football Defense and Special Teams Announced

The Big 10 Conference has named the defensive and special teams all conference football choices today:

Among the Coaches first team selections were: Iowa’s Josey Jewell and along with a trio of Wisconsin Badgers in Nick Nelson, T.J. Edwards, and D’Cota Dixon.  Jewell, Jackson, Nelson and Edwards were also selected first team by the media while Dixon was a third team choice.

The Badgers Alec James was a second team choice by both the coaches and media, while Connor Sheehy and Garrett Dooley were both chosen second team by the coaches and third team by the media.

Third team accolades were collected by Iowa’s Anthony Nelson from the media and Wisconsin’s Anthony Tindahl from the coaches.

Rafael Gaglianone of Wisconsin was chosen 2nd team special teams by the coaches and media.

Iowa’s Miles Taylor and Wisconsin’s Joe Ferguson were named All Sportsmanship team members.

The All Big 10 offense will be announced tomorrow while individual awards will be handed out Thursday.

Fighting Saint Tisdale Named USHL Forward of the Week

DUBUQUE, Iowa — Dubuque Fighting Saints forward Adam Tisdale was named the USHL Forward of the Week for his six points in the past three games. Included in the accolade is an unprecedented achievement in the long history of the United States Hockey League.

In a 5-4 win over the Sioux City Musketeers, Tisdale scored his second career hat trick in a four-point effort, and added two assists in a 3-1 victory over the Madison Capitols. All of Tisdale’s six goals on the season have come as part of a hat trick. He ranks second in team scoring.

Area Scoreboard (11/27)

High School Boys Basketball


  • Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 68, Wahlert, Dubuque 56
  • Iowa City Liberty 64, Bellevue 53
  • Edgewood-Colesburg 69, Clayton Ridge 20

High School Girls Basketball


  • Bellevue 62, East Dubuque 50
  • Edgewood-Colesburg 31, Clayton Ridge 28


  • Platteville 67, Darlington 46
  • River Ridge 47, Prairie du Chien 26
  • Shullsburg 69, Iowa Grant 32

ISU’s Campbell Agrees on New Contract

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell has agreed to a new six-year contract worth $22.5 million. Campbell’s guaranteed annual salary will increase from $2.1 million to $3.5 million effective immediately. The athletics department has also agreed to provide Campbell an additional $1 million for incremental raises for his staff.

The Cyclones finished 7-5 overall and 5-4 in Big 12 play, matching the school record for conference wins in a season, and will go to a bowl game for the first time since 2012.

Campbell will hold a news conference this morning to talk about the new contract.

Guy, Hall lead No. 18 Virginia past Wisconsin, 49-37

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Kyle Guy scored 17 points, and No. 18 Virginia held Wisconsin scoreless for more than 7 minutes in the second half in a 49-37 victory Monday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

Devon Hall added 16 points for the Cavaliers (7-0), who led by four points before scoring the next 12 to stretch the lead to 42-26 with 10:30 remaining.

Ethan Happ led Wisconsin (3-4) with 14 points and D’Mitrik Trice had 10, but the Badgers shot poorly all night. After arriving at John Paul Jones Arena averaging 75 points for the season, they got half that and finished 15 of 48 from the field (31 percent).

Virginia didn’t shoot much better, hitting 23 of 60 shots (38.7 percent), but the Cavaliers outrebounded the Badgers 39-30 and outscored them 34-18 in the paint.

K-State rallies for wild 20-17 victory over Iowa State

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Skylar Thompson scrambled from pressure and threw a touchdown pass to Isaiah Zuber on the final play of the game, giving Kansas State a stunning 20-19 victory over Iowa State on Saturday night.

Thompson threw for 152 yards, none bigger than the one yard that he needed on the final play. The freshman quarterback took the snap with 11 seconds left, rolled to his left, then headed back to his right as the Cyclones gave chase and zipped a dart to Zuber for the touchdown.

The 10-play, 87-yard drive took every second of the 1 minute, 55 seconds left in the game.

The Wildcats (7-5, 5-4 Big 12) rallied from a 19-7 fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Cyclones (7-5, 5-4) for the 10th straight time. They also likely improved their bowl destination with the win.

Kyle Kempt threw for 264 yards and two touchdowns for Iowa State, but he was unable to complete a pass on third-and-6 at the Kansas State 49 that would have allowed his team to put the game away.

The game lived up to its “Farmageddon” nickname: Two old-school, ground-and-pound teams going at it, a slobber-knocker reminiscent of when these teams met in the old Big Eight days.

The Cyclones struck first with a field goal, but it came at a cost when top rusher David Montgomery left with an injury on the game’s first series. Kansas State answered with a touchdown drive that Thompson capped with a short run, albeit one that was set up by a short field.

That was the only offense the Wildcats managed until the fourth quarter.

Iowa State’s defense stiffened, and after Garrett Owens knocked through another field goal, coach Matt Campbell’s team trailed 7-6 at halftime despite holding the Wildcats to 53 yards total offense.

Kansas State had more than 400 yards in its upset of Oklahoma State last week.

The Cyclones took the lead on Marchie Murdock’s touchdown catch midway through the third quarter, and pushed their advantage to 19-7 on Hakeem Butler’s TD grab with 13:46 left in the game.

Kansas State finally resorted to using the Wildcat formation to march downfield, and still needed a trick play to score – running back Alex Barnes’ pop-pass to Winston Dimel on third-and-goal at 3.

The touchdown gave the Wildcats a chance for some late-game heroics.


Iowa State wrapped up the season losing three of its last four games, though the seven wins was a big step in the right direction. Sheldon Croney ran for 63 yards in place of Montgomery, but it was clear the Cyclones’ offense suffered without their top rusher.

Kansas State never got its offense on track until the fourth quarter. Making things even tougher was a crucial personal foul penalty on special teams coach Sean Snyder late in the game. Still, the Wildcats made it a memorable Senior Day with their spirited finish.


Iowa State awaits its first bowl bid since the 2012 Liberty Bowl.

Wadley, Fant help Iowa dominate Nebraska in 56-14 win

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Akrum Wadley ran for 159 yards and three touchdowns and Iowa scored 28 points in less than a 7-minute span over the halves on its way to a 56-14 win over Nebraska on Friday in what could have been coach Mike Riley’s last game with the Cornhuskers.

Tight end Noah Fant returned to his home state and caught three passes for a career-high 116 yards and two touchdowns, and Iowa (7-5, 4-5 Big Ten) won for the first time in three games since its upset of Ohio State on Nov. 4.

The Huskers (4-8, 3-6) lost four straight to end the season, finished with their fewest wins since 1961 and lost five home games for the first time since 1957. Riley is 19-19 in three seasons, with last year’s loss at Iowa starting a 10-losses-in-14-games slide. The Huskers have dropped 12 of 18 since opening last season 7-0 and ranked No. 7.

Iowa scored in the final minute of the first half to tie it 14-all on Nate Stanley’s 4-yard pass to Fant, who grew up 50 miles away in Omaha, and the Hawkeyes struck for three quick touchdowns in the third quarter to take control.

Ihmir Smith-Marsette returned the second-half kickoff 74 yards, and would have had a touchdown if it hadn’t been for an illegal block in the back. Five plays later Wadley ran in from a yard.

After Nebraska went three-and-out, Stanley connected with Fant for 44 yards and James Butler ran for 12 to put the Hawkeyes up 28-14.

Tanner Lee threw his 14th interception of the season on Nebraska’s next possession, and Wadley went 29 yards to score his third touchdown and become the fourth Iowa player to rush for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons.

It was 42-14 entering the fourth quarter after Fant went 68 yards on a catch-and-run touchdown.

Nebraska’s Stanley Morgan Jr. set the school’s single-season receiving record on his 28-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter. He ended the season with 986 yards.


Iowa: Iowa finished with a season-high 505 total yards and put the game away in the third quarter, scoring 28 points and outgaining Nebraska 209-69. The outburst came after the Hawkeyes were held to just 66 yards by Wisconsin and 258 by Purdue. Iowa has won three straight against Nebraska but still will lose five games in a season for the seventh time in eight years.

Nebraska: The Huskers allowed five opponents to score more than 40 points, and they became the second team in program history to give up more than 400 in a season. Nebraska allowed at least 199 yards rushing in the last seven games.


Iowa awaits a bowl bid, possibly the Music City in Nashville or Pinstripe in New York.

Nebraska’s season is over.

Northern Iowa Beats NC State in Battle 4 Atlantis

Northern Iowa Beats NC State

University of Northern Iowa freshman Tywhon Pickford registered an 18-point, 18-rebound performance to lift the Panther men’s basketball team to a 64-60 win over the North Carolina State Wolfpack in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas.

UNI (5-1 overall) advances to the championship game of the Battle 4 Atlantis where the Panthers will take on the No. 5-ranked Villanova Wildcats (5-0 overall) on this morning at 11 a.m. on ESPN2.

Regional Scoreboard (11/24)

Regional Scoreboard

College Men’s Basketball

  • Northern Iowa 64, NC State 60

College Women’s Basketball

  • Iowa 77, UNC Charlotte 64 (Iowa 7-0) at the Puerto Rico Tournament in Fort Lauderdale , Florida

Heat Snaps Boston’s Streak…Irish Upset Shockers in Maui…Arizona, Purdue Fall in Bahamas

MIAMI (AP) – The Boston Celtics’ 16-game winning streak is over after Dion Waiters poured in 26 points and nailed a pair of big 3-pointers in the final minutes to lead the Heat past the Celts 104-98 at Miami. Waiters supplied the big buckets after the Heat saw an 18-point lead shrink to one with 3:14 remaining. Goran Dragic had a game-high 27 points for Miami.

UNDATED (AP) – The Cleveland Cavaliers picked up their sixth straight win, but the defending NBA champions were thumped on the road. LeBron James scored 23 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter of a 119-109 downing of the Nets. Russell Westbrook came within one assist of a triple-double as he delivered a season-high 34 points and 10 boards in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 108-91 win over the Golden State Warriors.

UNDATED (AP) – No. 13 Notre Dame stormed back from a 13-point deficit to earn a 67-66 win over No. 6 Wichita State in the Maui Invitational championship game. Martinas Geben hit a pair of free throws with 2.3 seconds left to complete the comeback that allowed the Fighting Irish to improve to 6-0. Bonzie Colson finished with 25 points and 11 rebounds in Notre Dame’s first Maui title.

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) – Fifth-ranked Villanova won its opening-round game of the Battle 4 Atlantis, but a pair of top-25 teams went down to defeat. Jalen Brunson scored 18 points and the Wildcats led by as many as 18 before settling for a 66-58 win over Western Kentucky. Second-ranked Arizona was a 90-84 loser to North Carolina State, and Tennessee knocked off No. 18 Purdue 78-75 in overtime.

UNDATED (AP) – The Tampa Bay Lightning earned their seventh consecutive regular-season win over the Chicago Blackhawks to take over first place in the NHL’s overall standings. Brayden Point scored a power-play goal 3:25 into overtime to complete the Lightning’s comeback in a 3-2 verdict over the Blackhawks. Patrick Kane had two goals in the first 16 minutes to put Chicago ahead 2-0, but Ryan Callahan set up goals by Ondrej Palat and Chris Kunitz to help Tampa Bay knot the score.

Hawkeyes, Illini, Panthers All Win Wednesday

Hawkeyes Get Caymans Win

A big run late in the first half helped ensure that the Iowa basketball team wouldn’t leave the Cayman Islands without a win. The Hawkeyes outscored UAB 27-6 to close the first half and eventually claimed a ten point victory in their game yesterday at the Cayman Islands Classic. The final tally went 95-85 in favor of the Hawkeyes, as Jordan Bohannon went 9-12 from the field, including six three-pointers, to score a game-high 30 points. Hawkeye forward Tyler Cook was right there in the scoring column, notching 29 points, with 13 of them coming from the free throw line. The win improves Iowa’s record to 4-2 and perhaps more importantly gets the Hawkeyes off of a two-game skid. Iowa will next be in action on Tuesday night when they visit Virginia Tech in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

Regional College Basketball Scores:

UNI 61, SMU 58 (Battle of Atlantis) – Former Western Dubuque star Spencer Haldemann came off the bench to hit four 3-pointers and lead UNI with 15 points. Panthers advance to tournament semifinals, where they’ll meet North Carolina State at 2:00 PM today. That game will air on ESPN2.

Illinois 96, Augustana 62

Dubuque 102, Rockford 83

Top 25 College Basketball:

North Carolina State 90, #2 Arizona 84

#5 Villanova 66, Western Kentucky 58

#13 Notre Dame 67, #6 Wichita State 66

#8 Kentucky 86, Fort Wayne 67

#10 USC 88, Lehigh 63

#11 Miami 57, La Salle 46

#12 Cincinnati 78, Wyoming 53

Tennessee 78, #18 Purdue 75 (OT)

Area Scoreboard (11/22)

High School Boys Basketball


  • Southwestern 46, Shullsburg 40
  • Fennimore 78, Cassville 31
  • Platteville 64, Argyle 30
  • Highland 69, Iowa Grant 49
  • Wauzeeka Steuben 62, Boscobel 51
  • Benton 73, Albany 46

High School Girls Basketball


  • Wahlert 70, Clayton Ridge 34
  • Senior 56, Davenport Central 53
  • Western Dubuque 76, South Tama 47
  • Dyersville Beckman 48, Independence 11
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 47, Midland 25
  • Cascade 64, Northeast Goose Lake 21
  • Monticello 46, Bellevue 42


  • Darlington 84, Belmont 41
  • Cuba City 68, Richland Center 53
  • Mineral Point 56, River Valley 38
  • Boscobel 55, Seneca 54
  • River Ridge 47, Fennimore 33
  • Southwestern 56, Belmont 42

College Men’s Basketball

  • Concordia (WI) 101, Loras 86
  • Dubuque 76, Iowa Wesleyan 56
  • U-W Platteville 91, Simpson 55

College Women’s Basketball

  • Wheaton 78, Loras 52
  • Mary’s 74, Dubuque 70
  • Luther 73, U-W Platteville 60

College Wrestling

  • UW Whitewater 33, UW Platteville 10

UW-P Duax WIAC Player of the Week

Former Hempstead High School prep Robert Duax received the first WIAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week Award of the season. Last week Duax averaged 17.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists to help the Pioneers to a pair of wins to begin the season.

Fighting Saints Asplund Commits to Michigan State


DUBUQUE, Iowa — Fighting Saints defenseman Jonatan Asplund has committed to play college hockey at Michigan State University.

Along with teammate Jordan Wishman and affiliate defenseman Michael Feenstra, this marks the third Fighting Saint to commit to Michigan State University this season.

Asplund, a fourth-round Phase II selection by the Saints in 2017, has served the Saints as an all-situations defenseman who has routinely played on the top defensive pair. Up to this point, Asplund has tallied three assists in his 10 games of action.

Holiday’s layup gives No. 23 UCLA 72-70 win over Wisconsin

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Aaron Holiday got a scooping layup to drop just before the final buzzer Tuesday night, giving No. 23 UCLA a 72-70 victory over Wisconsin in the third-place game of the Hall of Fame Classic.

The Bruins (4-1) trailed 65-59 with about 4 minutes left, but Holiday knocked down two 3-pointers and converted two free throws to spur the comeback. Wisconsin tied it 70-all when Khalil Iverson made the second of two foul shots with 31.5 seconds left, but that was enough time for UCLA.

Ethan Happ had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead Wisconsin (2-3), which has lost three straight games, all to ranked teams. Iverson, D’Mitrik Trice and Brad Davison had 14 points apiece.

Wisconsin heads home to face Milwaukee on Friday night.

Jenkins leads Jackrabbits past Iowa 80-72

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) – Freshman David Jenkins Jr. scored a season-high 23 points, including big baskets down the stretch, and South Dakota State fended off Iowa 80-72 in a consolation-bracket semifinal at the Cayman Islands Classic on Tuesday. The victory was South Dakota State’s fourth in 11 meetings with Iowa and seventh against a Power Five school since joining the Summit League in 2007.

Isaiah Moss led Iowa (3-2) with 18 points, Jack Nunge added 14 and Tyler Cook and Wagner 11 apiece.  Former Wahlert prep Cordell Pemsl had 2 points, 3 rebounds.

Iowa will try to end a two-game losing streak against UAB in the game for seventh place. Game time is at 11 o’clock this morning.

Area Scoreboard (11/21)

High School Girls Basketball

  • Crestwood 77, Clayton Ridge 13
  • East Dubuque 48, Galena 37 (at the Warren Tournament)
  • Benton 59, Southwestern 34

College Women’s Basketball

Regional Scores

  • Iowa State 61, UMKC 45
  • Wisconsin 77, Southern 74

Ragin’ Cajuns win 80-71 in Cayman Islands; Iowa’s 1st loss

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) – Bryce Washington scored 15 points and pulled down 10 rebounds and Louisiana-Lafayette defeated Iowa 80-71 in the opening game of the inaugural Cayman Islands Classic on Monday.

Frank Bartley IV led the Ragin’ Cajuns (3-1) with 17 points. JaKeenan Gant added 16 points and four blocks, and Justin Miller scored 14 points to go with seven rebounds. Louisiana was only 5 of 21 from 3-point range but shot 49 percent overall.

The Hawkeyes (3-1), who opened their season with three home games, were led by Isaiah Moss, who made all 10 of his free throws, with a career-high 24 points. Jordan Bohannon added four 3-pointers and 21 points. Iowa shot just 37 percent overall and 32 percent from the arc, where they had been shooting at a 44 percent clip, tops in the Big Ten.

The eight-team tournament runs through Wednesday. Iowa meets South Dakota State at 11 o’clock this morning.

No. 25 Baylor blows most of big lead, beats Wisconsin 70-65

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Manu Lecomte poured in 25 points and No. 25 Baylor held on after blowing most of a 19-point lead to beat Wisconsin 70-65 on Monday night in the semifinals of the Hall of Fame Classic.

The Bears (4-0) established a 38-26 lead by halftime and stretched it to 53-34 midway through the second half, only for the Badgers (2-2) to whittle it to 57-55 with 2:12 left in the game.

Lecomte answered with five consecutive free throws, though. After the Badgers’ Aleem Ford curled in a 3-pointer, Nuni Omot added two foul shots and Lecomte made two more to put the game away, sending the Bears into a matchup with Creighton for the title Tuesday night.

The Bluejays dumped No. 23 UCLA 100-91 in the other semifinal.

Ethan Happ had 23 points and 13 rebounds for the Badgers (2-2), while Brad Davison returned from a left shoulder injury to ignite their second-half charge. He finished with 13 points.

Wisconsin meets UCLA in the third-place game.

Iowa St holds off Boise St 75-64 to win Puerto Rico Tip-Off

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) – Donovan Jackson scored 26 points and Iowa State blew most of a huge lead before holding off Boise State 75-64 in Sunday’s championship game at the relocated Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

Nick Weiler-Babb had 10 points, seven rebounds and 11 assists to earn honors as the tournament’s most valuable player for the Cyclones (3-2). And Jackson set a tournament scoring record with 76 points, including a huge 3-pointer with 1:17 left after the Broncos had cut a 24-point second-half deficit all the way to four.

Boise State (4-1) trailed 52-28 with 15:23 left but rallied with a flurry of second-half 3-pointers.

Chris Sengfelder scored 20 points for the Broncos, who played most of the way without all-Mountain West Conference guard Chandler Hutchison. He took a hard fall and hit his head on the court at the 16:19 mark, then left with 12:22 left before halftime.

Area Hockey and College Basketball


DUBUQUE, Iowa — The Dubuque Fighting Saints needed an extra effort in the third period, and got it. Josh Maniscalco tallied the game-winning goal with just four and a half minutes to play in the third period to help the Dubuque Fighting Saints to a 3-2 win at the Mystique Community Ice Center on Saturday night. The Saints are now a perfect 8-0-0 in Military Appreciation Night games.

Men’s College Basketball

Loras 104, Concordia Chicago, 87

Grace College Hoops for Hope Classic

Clarke 79, Grace 76

Univ.Dubuque 90, North Central University 55

Women’s College Basketball

UW Eau Claire 100, Univ. Dubuque 65

Area Scoreboard 11/18/17

High School Girls Basketball

Hempstead 61, Platteville 56

Benton 62, Barneveld 54

Dodgeville 58, Mineral Point 44

Darlington 81, New Glarus 69

Fennimore 37, Prairie du Chien 36


College Mens Basketball

Clarke 87, Huntington 79

Waldorf 86, UW-Platteville 56


College Womens Basketball

Clarke 82, Emmaus 48

Loras 93, Carroll 57

UW-Stout 84, UD 68

St. Norbert 70, UW-Platteville 67



Iowa State 80, Tulsa 78

Illinois 82, Depaul 73


Fighting Saints Hockey

WATERLOO, Iowa — Joey Cassetti scored the go-ahead goal at the end of the second period as the Waterloo Black Hawks held on against a Fighting Saints rally to top them 3-2 at Young Arena on Friday night. It was the Fighting Saints’ third consecutive loss. It was Waterloo’s first win on home ice this season.

Regional College Basketball Recaps

Nunge leads Iowa past Grambling, 85-74 for 3rd straight win

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Jack Nunge scored a career-high 17 points in his third collegiate game and Iowa cruised past Grambling State, 85-74, for its third-straight win Thursday night. Isaiah Moss and Tyler Cook (15 points each) added some scoring help for the Hawkeyes (3-0), who needed second-half momentum to pull away from the Tigers. Cordell Pemsel had 3 points and 2 rebounds. Grambling State took a 59-56 lead off Anthony Gaston’s 3-pointer with 10:53 left in the game, capping a 7-0 run in 48 seconds. Moss hit a 3-pointer of his own to tie the game at 59, sparking a 14-0 run. During that stretch, the Tigers missed 9-straight field goals.

Iowa State tops App State 104-98 in Puerto Rico Tip-Off

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) – Donovan Jackson scored a career-high 26 points while Iowa State overcame its shooting struggles to beat Appalachian State 104-98 in Thursday night’s first round of the relocated Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The Cyclones (1-2) entered shooting 39 percent, but finished at 52 percent with 10 3-pointers. That included a break-loose performance for Jackson, who had scored just 10 through the first two games. Nick Weiler-Babb added 23 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for Iowa State, which ran off a pair of 12-2 bursts midway through the second half to take control. 

Bluiett lifts No. 15 Xavier to 80-70 win over Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers in a decisive run over the final 1:47, to help No. 15 Xavier pull away late for an 80-70 victory over Wisconsin on Thursday night in one of the Gavitt Tipoff Games. J.P. Macura added 20 points for the Musketeers (3-0), who won at a tough road venue following two easy home nonconference victories to open the season.  Ethan Happ led Wisconsin (2-1) with 21 points and eight assists.


IA and WI High School Football Championships

Iowa High School Football Championships from Thursday at UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls

Class 8-Player:  Don Bosco, Gilbertville 52, St. Mary’s, Remsen 14

Class A – West Sioux, Hawarden 35, Hudson 14

Class 3A – Xavier, Cedar Rapids 31, Pella 13


Class 1A – 11:00 am Regina, Iowa City vs. Van Meter

Class 2A –2:00 pm Waukon vs. Williamsburg

Class 4A – 7:00 pm Dowling Catholic, WDM vs. Iowa City, West


Wisconsin High School Football Championships in Madison

Division 7: Bangor defeated Black Hawk 37-14

Division 6: St. Mary’s Springs beat Iola-Scandinavia 35-12

Division 5: Amherst over Lake Country Lutheran 28-21

Division 4: Lodi over St. Croix Central 17-10 (OT)

Today: Division 3 championship game gets the day started at 10 with New Berlin Eisenhower vs Rice Lake. Division 2: Waunakee vs Brookfield Central and then the Division One title with Kimberly meeting Sun Prairie.

IIAC Football All Conference Teams

The Iowa Conference has announced the members of the all-conference football team for the just completed season.

University of Dubuque senior cornerback Michael Joseph was selected the Defensive MVP of the league. Joseph grabbed eight interceptions, broke up seven passes in conference play and recorded 46 tackles. Joseph has been invited to play in the Reece’s Senior Bowl in late January and is regarded as a potential NFL Draft pick.

U-D landed one other first team selection, sophomore running back Dwyane Allen Junior who led the conference in rushing. The Spartans had three players land 2nd team recognition: On defense: linebacker Le’Devin Smith and lineman Doug Gates, on offense: lineman Collin Stefanowski was selected. One other Dubuque player received Honorable Mention: safety Derek Trotter.

Walter Ollie of Loras was named a first team specialist and also earned second team defensive honors, kicker Mason Quigley also was a second team choice. Linebacker Bob Brophy and offensive lineman Greg Cybulski were named Honorable Mention.

Two former area high school players also received recognition from conference champ Wartburg: linebacker Tony Anstoetter, a former Dyerville Beckman prep was chosen to the conference first team while former Hempstead prep Peyton Imhoff of the Knights was a second team selection.

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IATC All State Cross Country

The Iowa Track Coaches Association has named the all state high school cross country teams for just completed season.

A pair of runners from the Hempstead boys team were named to the Elite All State Squad: Addison Kalb and Ben Hermiston, both were members of the 4A All State team as well.

Hempstead coach Mark Ressler was named one of five At Large Coaches of the year in Class 4A, Bellevue coach Mark Jess received the same recognition in Class 1A.

For the girls: Wahlert freshman Gabby Moran was named to the Elite All State team.

Mia Rampton of Senior and Hannah Brown of Hempstead were chosen all state Class 4A. In class 3A, Kaylee Osterberger and Grace Herber of state champion Wahlert joined Moran on the Class 3A All State list. In Class 2A: Madeline Rhomberg and Madison Kelchen of Cascade were chosen.

Wahlert head coach Cynthia Wagner was named the 3A Girls Coach of the Year. Senior coach Louis Fischer and Hempstead coach Sharon Klein were named 4A at Large Coach of the Year selections. Cascade coach Bob Davidshofer received the same recognition in Class 2A.

Senior High Fall Sportsmanship Winner

Dubuque Senior High School has been awarded the Mississippi Valley Conference Cliff Brees Fall Sportsmanship Award in the Valley Division for the fall sports season. The trophy was presented last night at the semi-annual conference administrator meeting in Cedar Rapids.

This marks the sixth time Senior has been honored with the award. Senior last received the award in 2015.

Panthers Dunk Knights

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – University of Northern Iowa senior Bennett Koch posted a career-high 25 points in leading the Panthers to a 72-43 win over the Wartburg Knights in the McLeod Center. Koch scored 20 second-half points and was perfect from the field on the night by draining all eight of his field goal attempts.

Former Western Dubuque prep Spencer Haldeman added 5 points and 2 rebounds and former Senior Ram Luke McDonnell had 2 points, 2 rebounds.

The Panthers will remain at home in the McLeod Center and take on the Chicago State Cougars Saturday at 11 a.m.

Davis of U-D named AVCA All American

The post season accolades continue to come in for University of Dubuque volleyball player Karrah Davis. The U-D senior and former Hempstead prep has been named NCAA Division 3 Honorable Mention All American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Davis, an outside hitter led all players in the Iowa Conference with 472 kills and 4.58 kills per set.

Clarke spikers earn all-conference honors

Four members of the Clarke University women’s volleyball team have been named to the Heart of America Athletic Conference All-Conference Volleyball Team.

Kasey Davis (SO/Dubuque, Iowa) was cited by league coaches as a first-team all-conference player. Maddie Ro (FR/Mississauga, Ontario) was named a second-team all-conference pick, while Rachel Hunt (SR/Peru, Ill.) and Ashley Smith (JR/Roscoe, Ill.) both earned honorable mention all-conference honors.

Schultz Named USTFCCCA Central Region Coach of the Year

Following the program’s second consecutive NCAA Central Region Championship, Loras Cross Country Head Coach Bob Schultz has been named the USTFCCCA Central Region Coach of the Year. The award is the second of Schultz’ career.

Two weeks after winning their fourth consecutive Iowa Conference Championship, the Duhawks collected six All-Region runners.
The 2017 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships are set for Saturday, Nov. 18 in Elsah, Ill.

UNI Women Topple ISU

The Northern Iowa women’s basketball team defeated Iowa State 57-53 last night in Cedar Falls. The win for UNI was its first over ISU since 2002, as the victory snapped a 15-game streak for the Cyclones.

The Panthers were propelled by a pair of 17-point performances from senior Kennedy Kirkpatrick and junior Ellie Howell. Former Western Dubuque prep Megan Maahs secured a game high13 rebounds along with 8 points. Iowa State was led by Bridget Carleton with 18 points.

Area Scoreboard (11/14)

High School Girls Basketball

  • Galena 58, Orangeville 29 (at Warren Tournament)

Cyclones Blown Out in Home Opener

The Iowa State men’s basketball team lost their first home opener in 20 years (0-2, 0-0 Big 12) falling to the U-W Milwaukee Panthers (2-0, 0-0 Horizon), 74-56. The Panthers went 7-of-19 from behind the arc, while the Cyclones struggled to get anything going from deep, going 3-for-15. It was tough for the Cyclones offense all night as the Milwaukee defense held ISU to just 5-of-20 shooting in the second half and 0-for-8 from three. Brock Stull led Milwaukee with 17 point Jeff Beverly and Nick Weiler-Babb each had 11 points to lead the Cyclones, who finished with 18 turnovers.

Iowa State heads to Myrtle Beach, S.C. for the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The Cyclones open the tournament on Thursday with Appalachian State.

Northern Iowa Posts First Win

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team recorded a home-opening victory over the Alcorn State Braves on Monday in the McLeod Center, 73-45.

Sophomore Juwan McCloud poured in a career-high 18 points, while senior Bennett Koch and freshman Tywhon Pickford each tallied double-doubles to help the Panthers pick up their first win of the 2017-18 season. Off the bench former Western Dubuque prep Spencer Haldeman had 9 points on 3 of 3 shooting from the 3 point line, he also grabbed two rebounds. Former Senior prep Luke McDonnell didn’t score but collected a rebound.

UNI will be back in action on Wednesday in Cedar Falls when the Panthers take on the Wartburg Knights.

Fighting Saint Guttman Commits To Denver

Fighting Saint Guttman Commits To Denver

Dubuque Fighting Saints captain Cole Guttman has committed to the University of Denver to continue his hockey journey. He is set to join the reigning NCAA national champions led by former Fighting Saints head coach Jim Montgomery.

Guttman was a USHL All-Rookie First Team selection, and sixth-round selection of the Tampa Bay Lightning. This season he is currently on a five-game point streak that includes 3 goals and 2 assists.

Both Loras and UWP Men Soccer Fall in 2nd Round

College Soccer

  • The No. 22 Loras men’s soccer team saw their season come to a close after a 1-nil loss to No. 4 St. Thomas in the Second Round of the NCAA D-3 Tournament.
  • The UW Platteville men’s team also made a second round exit yesterday, the Pioneers fell to top seed North Park 6-1.

Regional College Basketball Scoreboard

College Men’s Basketball

  • Iowa 92, Alabama State 58 (Cordell Pemsl 15 points and 5 rebounds, Luke Garza 11 points 13 rebounds)
  • Wisconsin 89, Yale 61

College Women’s Basketball

  • Clarke 76, Viterbo 53 (Clarke 5-0)
  • Wisconsin 80, UNC-Charlotte 66
  • Florida Gulf Coast 85, Illinois 61

Wahlert State Volleyball Champs

Wahlert State Volleyball Champs

The Wahlert Golden Eagles volleyball team won their second straight Class 4A state volleyball championships yesterday at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. The 2nd ranked Golden Eagles ran their season record to 22-and-9 with a victory over the 4th ranked Sergeant Bluff-Luton Warriors.

Wahlert started out of the gate slow losing the first set 25-23 but caught fire in the second set for a dominating 25-7 decision .The momentum carried over into the 3rd set with Wahlert winning 25-16. S.B.L won the 4th 25-19 to stay alive. The Golden Eagles won the state championship set 15-8.

Alliyah Carter paced Wahlert with 34 kills in the match and was named the captain of the all-tournament team, also named all-tournament was Jenna Gremmel who had 38 assists in the title match along with teammate Krystal Tranel.

Wahlert State Volleyball

The Wahlert High School volleyball teams season will end the same way it did last year, playing for the Class 4A state championship at U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.

Yesterday in the semi-finals, the Golden Eagles defeated C.B. Lewis Central 25-16, 30-28, and 25-15. Mykenna Horchak led Wahlert with 18 kills and Alliyah Carter had 16. Jenna Gremmel tallied 41 assists while Krystal Tranel had 16 digs.

The (21-9) Golden Eagles will play for their second consecutive title at 12:15 this afternoon against 4th ranked (42-3) Sergeant Bluff Luton who defeated top ranked Cedar Rapids Xavier in five sets to reach the championship match.

NCAA D-3 Soccer Tournament

The Loras women’s and men’s soccer teams along with the U-W Platteville men’s team are ready for NCAA Tournament play.

The Duhawk women are hosting first and second round matches today and tomorrow. Loras (14-1-3) meet Webster (19-1) at 5 o’clock this evening at the Rock Bowl. Wheaton (13-4-3) faces Knox (14-5-2) in the other first round match. The winners will play back at the Rock Bowl tomorrow evening at 7 o’clock. This is the 13th NCAA appearance for the Loras women.

The Loras men will be in Minneapolis/St. Paul in their regional match tomorrow hosted by Saint Thomas. The Duhawks (13-5-1) will face Cal Lutheran (13-4-2) at 1:30 Saturday. The winner will play Sunday against the Saint Thomas-U-W Superior winner. The Loras men are making their 12 NCAA appearance.

The U-W Platteville men also are in the NCAA Tournament….the Pioneers will be in Chicago for their regional. UW-P will meet Westminster College at 5 o’clock on Saturday. The winner will meet top overall seed North Park on Sunday at 5 o’clock.

Meyer Signs with  Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — The Atlanta Falcons have signed Dubuque native Mike Meyer to the practice squad as Matt Bryant  is dealing with an undisclosed injury. Head coach Dan Quinn said Bryant’s injury during the Carolina game affected their strategy.

Atlanta signed Meyer the former Iowa Hawkeye and Wahlert Catholic prep to the practice squad earlier this season when Bryant was dealing with another injury. Meyer was with the team during the preseason and connected on 3-of-4 of his field goal attempts.

In order to make room for Meyer on the practice squad, the Falcons released quarterback Garrett Grayson.

U-D’s Michael Joseph Invited to Senior Bowl

The 69th annual Reece’s Senior Bowl will be a showcase for the top college football seniors to show off their football skills on a national stage and pro scouts in attendance……those players are usually from the Division One ranks, but this time there will be an exception. University of Dubuque cornerback Michael Joseph just received his invitation to play in the game in Mobile, Alabama on Saturday, January 27th. U-D head football coach Stan Zweifel says the process started with a visit from the Senior Bowl Director Phil Savage at their practice on August 15th.

Joseph says he couldn’t be more honored to represent U-D and Division 3. Joseph has 8 interceptions on the season which is tied for 2nd most in all of college football. He has had scouts from nearly every one of the NFL teams in to Dubuque to watch him. He says he didn’t expect to receive all the attention he has received this season.

According the Iowa Conference, Brad Hustad of Luther College in 1960 is the only other player in the history of the league who has ever been invited and played in the game.

State Volleyball Tournament

The Wahlert High School volleyball team will continue their quest for back-to-back state titles today in the Class 4A state semi-finals at U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. The 2nd ranked Golden Eagles meet 6th ranked Council Bluffs Lewis Central at noon. The winner plays for the championship tomorrow against the winner of the other semi-final between top ranked Cedar Rapids Xavier and 4th ranked Sergeant Bluff Luton.

Yesterday in Class 3A, 6th ranked Dyersville Beckman fell to 3rd ranked  Waterloo Columbus Catholic. The Blazers lost in four sets, dropping the first two by scores of 25-18 and 25-18. Beckman won the 3rd set 25-20 before being finished off by the Sailors in an exciting fourth set 29-27. Beckman finished their year at 31-and-13.

National Signing Day

Yesterday was National Signing day; the day college bound high school senior athletes can begin signing on the dotted line to make their verbal commitments official.

Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery received a letter from highly touted Joe Wieskamp of Muscatine. Wieskamp, the reigning Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year is ranked as the number 53 recruit in the country overall by the 247 Sports Composite. The Hawkeyes also received a letter of intent from C.J. Frederick, a 6’4 guard from Alexandria, Kentucky.

Iowa State’s signing class included three highly touted players from the Chicago area and another from Wisconsin. The trio from Chicago include: George Condit a 6’10 power forward, Zion Griffin, a 6’6 guard/forward, and Talen Horton-Tucker, a 6’5 guard. The player out of Wisconsin is 6’5 guard Tyrese Haliburton of Oshkosh. 247 Sports rates the Cyclones class the 26th best in the country. Rivals rating the class number 18.

Wisconsin had one letter signing yesterday, Taylor Currie a 6’8 forward out of Clarkston, Michigan.

Northern Iowa coach Ben Jacobson announced receiving a letter of intent from Cedar Falls guard A.J. Green who is the son of Panther assistant coach Kyle Green.

Area Scoreboard (11/8)

College Mens Basketball

  • Viterbo 72, Clarke 63 (The Pride led by Harris Takes 18 points, Jared Walker 10 points and 12 rebounds.)

College Women’s Basketball

  • Clarke 79, St. Ambrose 66 ( Clarke 3-0, led by Kea Whittington with 18 points)

Wahlert Wins, Hempstead Falls at State Volleyball

The Hempstead Mustangs made a first round exit yesterday at the State High School Volleyball Tournament in Cedar Rapids. The 6th ranked Mustangs fell to 3rd ranked Ankeny Centennial 25-15, 25-14, and 26-24. Hempstead was led by Jada Wills with 9 kills, Alana Cooksley had 10 assists, and Julia Meehan had 9 digs. Hempstead finished their season with a record of 28-8.

In the Class 4A quarterfinals, it was a rematch of last year’s state championship match with the same result, the 2nd ranked Wahlert Golden Eagles (19-9) made fairly quick work of the 9th ranked Pella Little Dutch in three straight sets 25-23, 26-24 and 25-22. Mykenna Horchak led the Golden Eagles with 10 kills, Jenna Gremmel had 21 digs and 25 assists.

Wahlert now meet 6th ranked Council Bluffs Lewis Central on Thursday at noon in the 4A semi-finals. The other semi-final has top ranked Cedar Rapids Xavier meeting 4th Sergeant Bluff-Luton.

This morning in Class 3A; the Dyersville Beckman Blazers make their first state tournament appearance since 2006. 9th ranked Beckman will match up with 3rd ranked Waterloo Columbus Catholic at 10 o’clock.

Hempstead and Wahlert at State Volleyball Tournament

Both the Wahlert and Hempstead volleyball teams begin their quest to bring home state volleyball championships today at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.  Hempstead will be the first on the court at 2:00pm this afternoon in the Class 5A quarterfinals as the Mustangs ranked 6th with a record of 28-7 meet #3 Ankeny Centennial (29-7). The winner advances to Thursday morning’s state semi-finals.

In Class 4A; the second ranked Wahlert Golden Eagles (19-9) will begin defense of their state championship when they meet 9th ranked (33-6) Pella 6:00pm tonight. The winner plays in the semi-finals at noon on Thursday.

Listen for match score updates on AM 1370 KDTH.

Loras Soccer Ready For NCAA

The 25th-ranked Loras men’s soccer team is set to continue their season this weekend in the NCAA Tournament as the Duhawks drew Cal Lutheran in the first round and will play at St. Thomas this weekend. First round matches are on Saturday. Wisconsin-Superior and St. Thomas will meet in the other first round regional with the winners to play on Sunday.

The 19th-ranked Loras women’s soccer team has been chosen to host the first and second round of the NCAA Tournament this weekend.  Joining Loras in Dubuque this weekend will be Knox, Webster and Wheaton. On Friday Loras will meet Webster in the first round with Wheaton and Knox meeting in the other match with the winners to face off in the second round match on Saturday.

WR Quintez Cephus to miss Iowa game for No. 6 Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – No. 6 Wisconsin will be without top receiver Quintez Cephus for its game Saturday against No. 25 Iowa.

Cephus suffered a right leg injury in a 45-17 win over the weekend at Indiana. The sophomore is tied with tight end Troy Fumagalli with a team-high 30 catches.

The Badgers (9-0, 6-0 Big Ten, No. 9 CFP) also listed inside linebacker Chris Orr as out for Saturday, while safety D’Cota Dixon is questionable with a right leg injury.

Nicholas Baer to Miss 3-4 Weeks Due to Injury

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa head men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery announced yesterday that junior forward Nicholas Baer is expected to miss 3-4 weeks after suffering a broken bone in his left pinky finger in a weekend practice. The injury will not require surgery.

Baer, a team co-captain, is the reigning Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year after averaging team bests in rebounding (5.8), steals (1.4), and blocked shots (1.3).

Iowa opens the regular season this weekend hosting a pair of home games against Chicago State on Friday and Alabama State on Sunday.

Regional College Basketball Scores

College Men’s Basketball (Exhibitions)

  • Iowa State 77, Emporia State 68
  • Wisconsin 85, UW Stout 56
  • Northern Iowa 72, UNC Pembroke 66 (Spencer Haldeman 20 points including 4-7 from 3pt range, Luke McDonnell 1 point, 3 rebounds) (exhibition)

College Women’s Basketball

  • Clarke 77, Coe 65 (regular season)
  • Iowa 85, Minnesota State-Moorhead 56 (exhibition)
  • Iowa State 93, UW La Crosse 50 (exhibition)

Iowa’s Jackson Defensive Player of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa – – University of Iowa junior defensive back Josh Jackson has been named Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week following Iowa’s 55-24 win over No. 3 Ohio State Saturday in Kinnick Stadium.

Jackson  tied a school record with three pass interceptions, and also added three solo tackles.

Jackson is the second Hawkeye to earn the Walter Camp weekly defensive honor this season, as senior linebacker Josey Jewell was recognized following Iowa’s victory over Wyoming in the season opener.  Jackson and Jewell have also been named semifinalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award.

The 25th-ranked Hawkeyes (6-3, 3-3) travel to third-ranked Wisconsin (9-0, 6-0) on Saturday (2:30 p.m., ABC).

Dubuque High School State Swimming

A total of 19 swimmers from Dubuque High School teams will be competing on Saturday at the State Tournament in Marshalltown.

Swimmers who advanced with regional championships last weekend at Linn Mar are: Anna Pfeiffer of Senior in the 50 and 100 Freestyles, Karlie Welbes of Wahlert in the 500 Freestyle. Wahlert’s 400 Freestyle relay anchored by Welbes and include Natalia Verastegui, Victoria Michel, and Hayley Welbes also won the regional title last weekend.

Wahlert has 12 events qualified, Senior has six swims, and Hempstead qualified a relay.