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Epsensa and Taylor Among Big 10 Media Days Honorees

July 18, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 18, 2019

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

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

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

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

Doak Walker Watch List

July 18, 2019

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

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

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

MLB Scores from Wednesday (7/17/19)

July 18, 2019

INTERLEAGUE

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


AMERICAN LEAGUE

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


NATIONAL LEAGUE

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

MVC All Conference Softball

July 17, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

July 17, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

July 17, 2019

Class 2-A District 4 Semi-Finals

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

(Cascade hosts Oelwein Saturday at 7 o’clock)

Class 2A District 5 Semi-Finals

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

(Beckman hosts Camanche Saturday at 7 o’clock)

Class 1A District 7 Semi-Final

  • Calamus Wheatland 6, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 0

Hempstead Softball Falls Short of State

July 17, 2019

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

MLB Scores from Tuesday (7/16)

July 17, 2019

INTERLEAGUE

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


AMERICAN LEAGUE

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


NATIONAL LEAGUE

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

Fighting Saints Announce 2019-20 Schedule

July 16, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

July 16, 2019

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

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

Bednarik and Maxwell Watch Lists Announced

July 16, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shrine Bowl All Star Game

July 16, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 16, 2019

AMERICAN LEAGUE

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


NATIONAL LEAGUE

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

 

Reds Rally Past Cubs

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

 

Mikolas-Redbirds Shut Down Pirates

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

 

Brewers Slump Continues in Loss to Braves

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

 

Royals Drop Soxs

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

 

Softball Regional Finals

July 15, 2019

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

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

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

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

Big 12 Media Days

July 15, 2019

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

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

July 15, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

MLB Scoreboard from Sunday (7/14/19)

July 15, 2019

INTERLEAGUE

Final L-A Dodgers 7 Boston 4, 12 Innings


AMERICAN LEAGUE

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


NATIONAL LEAGUE

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

Local HS Sports Scores

July 13, 2019

HS Boys Baseball

Dubuque, Senior 18 , Waterloo, West 7

Dubuque, Senior 8 , Waterloo, West 2

Xavier, Cedar Rapids 1 , Dubuque, Hempstead 0

Xavier, Cedar Rapids 11 , Dubuque, Hempstead 4

HS Girls Softball

Beckman Catholic 10, Northeast 6

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (7/11)

July 12, 2019

High School Softball

4-A Region 7

  • Wahlert 8, Clinton 3

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

  • Western Dubuque 5, Maquoketa 1

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

Harris Selected for Perfect Game Showcase

July 12, 2019

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

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

Evelyn Chooses Iowa

July 12, 2019

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

Diaz Leads Following JDC First Round

July 12, 2019

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

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

Wimbledon men's semis on tap...Rockets get Westbrook from Thunder for Paul...Marisnick punished

July 12, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (7/10)

July 11, 2019

High School Baseball 

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

 

High School Softball

2A Region 6

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

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

1A Region 6

  • Don Bosco 4, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 2

Rea Makes All-Star Game Appearance

July 11, 2019

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

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

UNI Hall of Fame

July 11, 2019

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

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

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

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

ISU Picked for 3rd

July 11, 2019

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

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

July 11, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 10, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Area Scoreboard from Monday (7/8)

July 9, 2019

High School Baseball

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

High School Softball

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

Class 2A Region 6

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

 

Class 1A Region 6

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

Mets rookie Alonso wins derby...Wimbledon women's quarters on tap...Soccer champs back home

July 9, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Week 7 Iowa High School Baseball Rankings

July 8, 2019

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

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

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

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

ISU's Haliburton a Gold Medalist

July 8, 2019

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

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

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

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

July 8, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

MLB Scores from Sunday (7/7)

July 8, 2019

INTERLEAGUE

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


AMERICAN LEAGUE

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


NATIONAL LEAGUE

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

Saturday MLB Scorecard and Sunday Schedule

July 7, 2019

INTERLEAGUE

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


AMERICAN LEAGUE

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


NATIONAL LEAGUE

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

INTERLEAGUE

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


AMERICAN LEAGUE

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


NATIONAL LEAGUE

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

 

National Sports Update

July 7, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Local and National Sports Updates

July 6, 2019

Local Sports Updates

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

Other softball scores: Western Dubuque 5, Beckman Catholic 4

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

National Sports Updates

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

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

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

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

Rea Stellar Again

July 5, 2019

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

Gustafson Named Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year

July 5, 2019

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

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

July 5, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 5, 2019

INTERLEAGUE

Final St. Louis 5 Seattle 4


AMERICAN LEAGUE

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


NATIONAL LEAGUE

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

 

Cubs Snap Losing Streak

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

 

Brewers Blanked by Reds

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

 

Cardinals in Another Comeback Over Seattle

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

 

White Sox Pounded by Tigers

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

 

Twins Falter Against A’s

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

National Scorecard

July 4, 2019

Baseball

INTERLEAGUE

N-Y  Yankees      5    N-Y  Mets      1

Houston              4    Colorado      2

St.  Louis          5    Seattle        2

AMERICAN  LEAGUE

Chi  White  Sox      7    Detroit              5

Toronto                  6    Boston                3

Baltimore              9    Tampa  Bay          6

L-A  Angels            6    Texas                  2

Chi  White  Sox      9    Detroit              6,  12  Innings

Cleveland              4    Kansas  City      0

Minnesota              4    Oakland              3,  12  Innings

NATIONAL  LEAGUE

Washington            3    Miami                    1

Pittsburgh            6    Chi  Cubs              5

Cincinnati            3    Milwaukee            0

Atlanta                  9    Philadelphia      2

San  Francisco      7    San  Diego            5

L-A  Dodgers          5    Arizona                4,  10  Innings

 

WOMEN’S  NATIONAL  BASKETBALL  ASSOCIATION  PLAYOFFS

N-Y  Liberty      84    Seattle      83

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (7/2)

July 3, 2019

High School Baseball

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

 

High School Softball 

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

4-A and 3-A Baseball Brackets Announced

July 3, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 3, 2019

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

 

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

 

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

MLB Scores from Tuesday (7/2)

July 3, 2019

INTERLEAGUE

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


AMERICAN LEAGUE

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


NATIONAL LEAGUE

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

Area Scoreboard from Monday (7/1)

July 2, 2019

High School Baseball

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

 

High School Softball

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

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

July 2, 2019

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

July 2, 2019

AMERICAN LEAGUE

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


NATIONAL LEAGUE

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

 

Big 7th Lifts Brewers Over Reds

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

 

Bell and Pirates Pound Cubs

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

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

July 1, 2019

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

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

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

Statz WFCA Hall of Fame Inductee

July 1, 2019

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

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

 

Bobcats and Blazers in IHSBBCA Weekly Rankings

July 1, 2019

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

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

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

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

July 1, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 1, 2019

                 INTERLEAGUE       

Final    Washington      2    Detroit      1

                  AMERICAN  LEAGUE    

Final    N-Y  Yankees        12    Boston              8

Final    Cleveland              2    Baltimore        0

Final    Kansas  City          7    Toronto            6

Final    Tampa  Bay              6    Texas                2

Final    Chi  White  Sox      4    Minnesota        3

Final    Houston                  6    Seattle            1

Final    Oakland                12    L-A  Angels      3

                  NATIONAL  LEAGUE

Final    Cincinnati            8    Chi  Cubs          6

Final    Philadelphia      13    Miami                6

Final    Milwaukee              2    Pittsburgh      1

Final    L-A  Dodgers        10    Colorado          5

Final    San  Francisco    10    Arizona            4

Final    St.  Louis              5    San  Diego        3,  11  Innings

Final    N-Y  Mets                8    Atlanta            5

 

Brewers Win-Pull Into 1st Place Tie

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

Cubs Fall Drop Finale in Cinncy

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

 

Behind Giolito, Soxs Top Twins

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

 

Cards Avoid Sweep in San Diego

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

National Scorecard

June 30, 2019

BASEBALL

INTERLEAGUE

Detroit      7    Washington      5

AMERICAN  LEAGUE

N-Y  Yankees    17    Boston                  13

Baltimore        13    Cleveland              0

Toronto              7    Kansas  City          5

Tampa  Bay          5    Texas                      2

Minnesota        10    Chi  White  Sox      3

Houston              6    Seattle                  5,  10  Innings

Oakland              4    L-A  Angels            0

NATIONAL  LEAGUE

Miami              9    Philadelphia        6

Chi  Cubs        6    Cincinnati            0

Atlanta          5    N-Y  Mets                4

Colorado        5    L-A  Dodgers          3

Milwaukee      3    Pittsburgh            1

Arizona          4    San  Francisco      3

San  Diego    12    St.  Louis              2

WOMEN’S  NATIONAL  BASKETBALL  ASSOCIATION  PLAYOFFS

Washington    102    Connecticut      59

Las  Vegas      102    Indiana              97 OT

MAJOR  LEAGUE  SOCCER

Minnesota        7    FC  Cincinnati        1

Local Sports Scores

June 29, 2019

Boys HS Baseball

Dubuque, Hempstead 15, Cedar Falls 1

Dubuque, Senior 12, Iowa City, Liberty 8

Iowa City, Liberty 3, Dubuque, Senior 2 (8 innings )

Iowa City, West 5, Epworth, Western Dubuque 1

Iowa City, West 5, Epworth, Western Dubuque 4

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (6/27)

June 28, 2019

High School Baseball

  • Wahlert had a doubleheader sweep of Cedar Falls 4-3 and 4-3.
  • Cascade beat Monticello twice 3-2 and 8-7.
  • Dyersville Beckman won twice at Center Point/Urbana 9-0 and 6-5.
  • Maquoketa beat South Tama twice 17-3 and 8-1.

 

High School Softball

  • #11 Hempstead swept Senior 9-0 and 12-1 (5)
  • Wahlert and Western Dubuque split, Golden Eagles win game one 7-2 and W.D. wins the second game 5-2.
  • #10 2-A Dyersville Beckman with two wins over Clear Creek/Amana 15-4 and 9-4.

Pemsl Says He’s 100 Percent Ready

June 28, 2019

Injuries have plagued Iowa’s Cordell Pemsl throughout his career. The former Wahlert prep went through his third knee surgery back in December and sat out most of the season, including Iowa’s run in the NCAA Tournament. However, Pemsl said yesterday he’s 100 percent healthy and ready to contribute during summer workouts getting underway. Pemsl was granted a hardship waiver by the NCAA and will have two years of eligibility remaining.

 

Astros place 3 on AL ASG lineup...Cubs, Braves put 2 in NL ASG lineup...Lakers make cap room

June 28, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) – Barring injury, the Houston Astros will make up one-third of the American League’s starting lineup for the All-Star Game at Cleveland on July 9. Outfielders George Springer and Michael Brantley will join teammate and third baseman Alex Bregman in the AL lineup, along with Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez and New York second baseman DJ LeMahieu. The rest of the AL starters announced yesterday are Cleveland first baseman Carlos Santana, Minnesota shortstop Jorge Polanco, Texas designated hitter Hunter Pence and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout.

NEW YORK (AP) – The Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves each have two players in the National League starting lineup for the July 9 All-Star Game in Cleveland. Catcher Willson Contreras and shortstop Javier Baez will represent the Cubs, while the Braves will send first baseman Freddie Freeman and outfielder Ronald Acuna  Jr. Also named NL starters are Arizona second baseman Ketel Marte, Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado , Milwaukee outfielder Christian Yelich and Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger.

UNDATED (AP) – The Los Angeles Lakers have worked a trade with the Washington Wizards that gives them salary cap room to acquire Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the Wizards will get Moritz Wagner, Issac Bonga, Jemerrio Jones and a future second-round draft pick from the Lakers. The Pelicans will receive cash from Washington, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The Vegas Golden Knights have a little more salary cap space after sending forward Erik Haula to the Carolina Hurricanes for prospect Nicolas Roy and a conditional fifth-round draft pick in 2020. The 28-year-old Haula played 15 games last season before being lost to a knee injury. He had career highs with 29 goals, 26 assists, 55 points and 12 power-play goals in 2017-18 as the Golden Knights reached the Stanley Cup Final.

DETROIT (AP) – Nate Lashley birdied the final three holes and five of the last six for a 9-under 63 and the lead heading into the second round at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. Lashley had the lowest score in his PGA Tour career, a day after finding out he would have a chance to compete at Detroit Golf Club. Lashley made the tournament as an alternate after failing to qualify for the field. Ryan Armour and Nick Watney are a stroke back at 64.

Major League Scoreboard and Regional Recaps from Thursday (6/27)

June 28, 2019

INTERLEAGUE

Final Milwaukee 4 Seattle 2
Final Pittsburgh 10 Houston 0


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Texas 3 Detroit 1
Final Tampa Bay 5 Minnesota 2, 18 Innings
Final L-A Angels 8 Oakland 3


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Philadelphia 6 N-Y Mets 3
Final Chi Cubs 9 Atlanta 7
Final Washington 8 Miami 5
Final L-A Dodgers 12 Colorado 8
Final Arizona 5 San Francisco 1

Cubs Beat Braves…Kimbrel First Cubs Save in Debut

– Craig Kimbrel dodged trouble for a save in his season debut when new teammate Anthony Rizzo dived toward first base for the final out, and the Chicago Cubs rallied from five runs down to beat the Atlanta Braves 9-7. Called up from Triple-A earlier in the day, Kimbrel struck out Brian McCann looking and induced a groundout from Johan Camargo to start the ninth inning.

Arcia Helps Brewers Avoid Sweep

– Orlando Arcia hit a three-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-2 win over the Seattle Mariners. Josh Hader earned his 19th save of the season, striking out three batters over two scoreless innings.

Twins Fall to Rays in 18

– Ryan Yarbrough worked three shutout innings of relief and the Rays beat the Twins for the first time in six tries this season by scoring three times in the 18th inning of a 5-2 triumph at Minnesota. Yandy Diaz hit a sacrifice fly to break a 2-2 tie that had lasted since the second inning before Willy Adames  and Ji-Man Choi followed with RBI singles. Rays pitchers set a franchise record with 22 strikeouts.

Mineral Point's Lindsey Commits to UNLV

June 27, 2019

One of the top area high school basketball players for the Class of 2020 has made his college plans known. Yesterday, Mineral Point guard Isaac Lindsey announced via Twitter he plans to accept a scholarship to play hoops at UNLV. The 6-foot-4 Lindsey, who averaged 20.5 points per game, was a first-team selection in the SWAL. He was named to the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Division 4 all-state team. He also had offers from South Dakota State, Green Bay, Milwaukee and De Paul with Iowa, Wisconsin and Purdue all showing interest.

Lindsey and his Mineral Point teammates will be one of the teams playing in the Wendy’s American Trust Classic in January.

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (6/26)

June 27, 2019

High School Baseball 

  • Wahlert split with #2 Western Dubuque winning the first game 2-0, the Bobcats won the 2nd game 6-0.
  • Hempstead beat Waterloo East twice 10-0 and 11-0
  • Senior 8, Bettendorf 4

High School Softball

  • #11 2-A Dyersville Beckman beat Solon twice 10-0 and 5-4.
  • Wahlert split with Linn-Mar winning 6-1 and losing 13-5.

Rea Selected for Triple-A All Star Game

June 27, 2019

Cascade native and Iowa Cubs starting pitcher Colin Rea has been selected to participate in the Triple-A All-Star Game in El Paso next month. The game is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, July 10 and will be televised nationally on MLB Network.

In 15 starts with Iowa, Rea is 8-2 with a 3.56 ERA (32ER/81.0IP), 32 walks and 61 strikeouts. Rea was the only I-Cubs player selected for the roster. He is scheduled to make his next start with the I-Cubs tomorrow evening at home against Omaha.

https://www.milb.com/iowa/news/iowa-native-rea-selected-to-pcl-all-star-team/c-308513118

Run4Troops This Saturday

June 27, 2019

Race organizers are busy gearing up for the 11th annual Run 4 Troops Marathon this Saturday on the Heritage Trail between Dubuque and Dyersville.  The event has grown each and every year….in fact the capacity for runners has been reached with 1500 or more expected to participate. In years past, the event started at the trailhead in Dyersville ending at the Heritage Pond in Dubuque, but one of the race organizers Connie Bandy-Hodge says this year because of a new format, the race will begin and end at Heritage Pond.

Since its debut in 2009, Run 4 Troops has raised more than $150,000 for Tri-State military members — past, present and future. To learn more go to their website like listed below:

https://www.run4troops.com/

Vanderbilt takes CWS crown...Stanton shelved again...Gasol stays with Raptors...Luongo retires

June 27, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Vanderbilt has captured its second College World Series title in its four appearances, and first since 2014. Mason Hickman and Jake Eder combined for 14 strikeouts as the Commodores clobbered Michigan, 8-2. Hickman struck out 10 in six innings and limited the Wolverines to one hit after he gave up three in a row to start the game. Pat DeMarco homered for Vandy.

NEW YORK (AP) – New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is back on the 10-day injured list after straining his right elbow while making a headfirst slide during the first inning of Monday’s win over the Blue Jays. The roster move comes barely a week after he returned from a series of setbacks that kept him out of action for almost three months. New York manager Aaron Boone said it’s likely Stanton will be sidelined for longer than 10 days.

TORONTO (AP) – Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol has exercised his one-year player option for next season. The value is approximately $25.6 million, marking the final year of a five-year contract Gasol signed with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2015. Had the 34-year-old Spaniard not accepted prior to the Thursday, he would have become a free agent on Sunday.

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) – Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo  has decided to retire after 19 seasons. The 40-year-old Luongo made the announcement Wednesday on his Twitter account. His 489 career victories are third in NHL history behind only Martin Brodeur (broh-DOOR’) and Patrick Roy (wah). Brodeur is the only goalie to have appeared in more games or made more saves than Luongo.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – The U.S. men’s soccer team has finished 3-0 in group play at the CONCACAF Gold Cup by downing Panama, 1-0. Jozy Altidore got the goal from 2 yards following a corner kick in the 66th minute that was redirected by Matt Miazga. It was Aldidore’s 42nd goal in 113 international caps. The U.S. outscored its opponents 11-0 in group play and will face Curacao in the quarterfinals at Philadelphia on Sunday.

MLB Scores from Wednesday (6/26)

June 27, 2019

INTERLEAGUE

Final San Diego 10 Baltimore 5
Final Oakland 2 St. Louis 0
Final L-A Angels 5 Cincinnati 1
Final Pittsburgh 14 Houston 2
Final Seattle 4 Milwaukee 2


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Chi White Sox 8 Boston 7
Final N-Y Yankees 8 Toronto 7
Final Cleveland 5 Kansas City 3
Final Texas 4 Detroit 1
Final Minnesota 6 Tampa Bay 4


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Arizona 8 L-A Dodgers 2
Final Colorado 6 San Francisco 3
Final Philadelphia 5 N-Y Mets 4, 10 Innings
Final Washington 7 Miami 5
Final Atlanta 5 Chi Cubs 3

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (6/25)

June 26, 2019

High School Baseball

  • Senior 9, Hempstead 4 (Rams claim the city championship)
  • Wahlert 8, Maquoketa 5

High School Softball

  • #14 Hempstead swept #11 Cedar Rapids Prairie 5-3 and 3-1.
  • Senior lost twice at Linn-Mar 10-5 and 8-2.
  • Wahlert split with #10 4-A Xavier, winning 5-2 then losing 5-1.
  • Western Dubuque topped Waterloo West twice 7-3 and 12-0.
  • Maquoketa beat Cascade twice 12-6 and 4-3.

Area Track Coaches Honored by IATC

June 26, 2019

The Iowa Association of Track Coaches has honored seven area high school coaches with coaching awards. The highest award went to Wahlert head coach Doug Varley who was named the Class 3A boys state coach of the year.

The other honorees received at-large coach of the year recognition including:

  • Western Dubuque’s Tom Jasper (Class 4A boys)
  • Bellevue’s Scott Jess (Class 2A boys)
  • Wahlert’s Tim Berning (Class 3A girls)
  • Cascade’s Tim Frake (Class 2A girls)
  • Dyersville Beckman’s Todd Troutman and Ryan Meissner (Class 2A girls)

Cards closer to have Tommy John surgery...Vanderbilt stays alive...Hockey Hall grows by 6

June 26, 2019

ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis Cardinals closer Jordan Hicks is set to undergo Tommy John surgery today after an MRI showed a torn ulnar collateral. The 22-year-old Hicks was previously diagnosed with tendinitis in his right triceps. He was 2-2 with a 3.14 ERA in 29 games for the Cardinals, converting 14 of 15 save opportunities.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Vanderbilt has forced a third and final game in the College World Series. Kumar Rocker struck out 11 while pitching 6 1/3 innings of three-hit ball in the Commodores’ 4-1 victory over Michigan. Vanderbilt scored an unearned run in the fifth inning before scoring twice on wild pitches by Jack Weisenberger. Philip Clarke’s ninth homer made it 4-0.

UNDATED (AP) – Sergei Zubov  and Guy Carbonneauare among the six-member class elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame, along with Canadian women’s hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser. Zubov put up 888 points in 1,232 NHL games, and Carbonneau was a three-time Selke Trophy winner as the league’s best defensive forward. Czech hockey star Vaclav Nedomansky and sport builders Jim Rutherford and Jerry York round out the Class of 2019.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis Blues have stripped the interim tag off Craig Berube and signed him to a three-year contract. Berube took over as interim coach last November and led the Blues to their first Stanley Cup championship. The Blues had the NHL’s worst point total the morning of Jan. 3 before reeling off 11 straight wins to move back into playoff contention.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – Track and field’s governing body says it met a Swiss supreme court deadline to explain why rules limiting female runners’ testosterone levels should be re-imposed during Caster Semenya’s appeal. The IAAF had until yesterday to respond to a federal judge’s grant of a special interim order this month which suspended the rules. The judge must now decide whether the two-time Olympic champion can continue competing over 800 meters without taking testosterone suppressing medication pending the full appeal.

MLB Scores and Regional Recaps From Tuesday (6/25)

June 26, 2019

      INTERLEAGUE

Final    San  Diego        8    Baltimore        3

Final    Houston            5    Pittsburgh      1

Final    Seattle            8    Milwaukee        3

Final    Oakland            7    St.  Louis        3

Final    L-A  Angels      5    Cincinnati      1

                AMERICAN  LEAGUE

Final    N-Y  Yankees      4    Toronto                  3

Final    Boston                6    Chi  White  Sox      3

Final    Texas                  5    Detroit                  3

Final    Kansas  City      8    Cleveland              6

Final    Minnesota          9    Tampa  Bay              4

                NATIONAL  LEAGUE

Final    Philadelphia        7    N-Y  Mets      5

Final    Washington            6    Miami            1

Final    Atlanta                  3    Chi  Cubs      2

Final    L-A  Dodgers          3    Arizona        2

Final    San  Francisco      4    Colorado      2

 

Braves Nip Cubs

– The Braves earned a 3-2 win over the Cubs in Chicago as Ozzie Albies hit a go-ahead, two-run shot in the seventh. Ronald Acuna Jr. crushed the first pitch of the game from Cubs rookie Adbert Alzolay into the left-field bleachers for his 19th homer of the season. Max Fried  pitched six innings of two-hit ball, allowing two runs and improving to 9-3 as the Braves kept their 5  1/2-game lead over Philadelphia in the NL East.

Brewers Falter Against M’s

– Daniel Vogelbach belted a two-run homer to cap the Mariners’ four-run third in an 8-3 win at Milwaukee. Marco Gonzales pitched five innings to earn his fourth consecutive victory and help Seattle win for the first time in five interleague games this season. Yasmani Grandal hit a solo homer for the Brewers, who remain a game behind the first-place Cubs in the NL Central.

Big 5th Inning for A’s over Cardinals

– Chad Pinder and Marcus Semien homered in a six-run fifth that carried the Athletics past the Cardinals, 7-3. Matt Olson also went deep in Oakland’s sixth win in eight games. Losing pitcher Jack Flaherty gave up a season-high seven runs, nine hits and a walk in 4 2/3 innings.

Red Sox Double Up on White Sox

– Xander Bogaerts  hit a two-run homer and Rafael Devers  was 4-for-4 with an RBI as the Red Sox doubled up the White Sox, 6-3. David Price struck out nine and gave up three runs on eight hits over six innings while pitching through steady rain. Chicago shortstop Tim Anderson had two hits before spraining his right ankle on a fielding play.

Twins Thump Rays

– Eddie Rosario had four hits and Willians Astudillo  was 3-for-4 in the Twins’ 9-4 thumping of the Rays. Jonathan Schoop and C.J. Cron hit solo homers for Minnesota, which got to reigning Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell for seven runs and 11 hits in just 3 1/3 innings. Kyle Gibson allowed four runs and seven hits in seven innings as the Twins won for the third time in four games to increase their lead in the AL Central to 8 1/2 games over Cleveland.

Area Scoreboard from Monday (6/24)

June 25, 2019

High School Baseball

  • Senior 9, Hempstead 7
  • Cascade 2, Iowa City Regina 1
  • Mid-Prairie 6, Bellevue 5
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic topped Central City twice 11-0 and 6-3.
  • Wahlert at Western Dubuque PPD until tomorrow evening at Farley

 

High School Softball

  • Mid Prairie 8, Bellevue 1
  • Dyersville Beckman split with Central Dewitt winning 10-7 and losing 7-0.
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic fell twice to Central City 12-2 and 7-1.
  • Iowa City Regina 11, Cascade 0

Giannis MVP...US reaches World Cup quarters...Italy gets another Winter Games

June 25, 2019

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) – Milwaukee Bucks forward GIannis Antetokounmpo  has been named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player. The 24-year-old forward from Greece beat out Paul George of Oklahoma City and Houston’s James Harden, who won last year. Antetokounmpo averaged 27.7 points and 12.5 rebounds to lead the Bucks to a 60-22 record..

REIMS, France (AP) – The U.S. women’s soccer team survived its stiffest test at World Cup before advancing to the quarterfinals. The Americans allowed a goal for the first time in their four tournament games, but Megan Rapinoe  converted a pair of penalty kicks to lead a 2-1 victory over Spain and set up a meeting with host country France on Friday. The tense match was knotted at 1 until Rapinoe’s second penalty put the defending champions ahead in the 75th minute.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – Italy will host the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo. The IOC selected Italy over Stockholm, giving the Italians the Winter Games just 20 years after they were held in Turin. Both candidates would likely have failed to get this far in previous Olympic bidding contests, but the IOC has relaxed previously strict rules that demanded financial guarantees and government support earlier in the process.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis Cardinals closer Jordan Hicks has a torn elbow ligament, an injury that usually leads to Tommy John surgery. The team says it’s determining what to do with Hicks, who has hit 105 mph with fastballs this season and routinely reaches triple digits with his heater. Hicks left Saturday’s game against the Angels in the ninth inning after retiring four batters.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A federal judge has approved a settlement calling for the NFL’s Rams to pay up to $24 million to personal seat license holders in St. Louis. Several St. Louis PSL holders filed a class-action lawsuit after the team moved to Los Angeles in January 2016. The lawsuit calls for PSL holders to get 30% of the original purchase price, a refund for the nine unused years of the seat license fee, plus damages.

MLB Scores and Regional Recaps from Monday (6/24)

June 25, 2019

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final N-Y Yankees 10 Toronto 8
Final Cleveland 3 Kansas City 2, 10 Innings
Final Boston 6 Chi White Sox 5


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Philadelphia 13 N-Y Mets 7
Final Chi Cubs 8 Atlanta 3
Final Arizona 8 L-A Dodgers 5
Final Colorado 2 San Francisco 0

 

Contreras-Lester Lead Cubs Over Braves

– Willson Contreras homered and had three RBIs, Jon Lester pitched five-hit ball through six innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 8-3 in a chippy matchup of NL division leaders. Jason Heyward added a solo homer for Chicago, which moved one game ahead of Milwaukee in the NL Central. Lester allowed two unearned runs and struck out seven.

 

Red Sox Rally Past White Sox

– Marco Hernández beat out an infield single with the bases loaded in the ninth and the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 6-5. It was the second straight walk-off victory at home for Boston, which has won nine of 12. Andrew Benintendi led off the ninth with a double.

Fighting Saints/NHL Draft

June 24, 2019

The Dubuque Fighting Saints had a record tying five players with team ties selected in the NHL Draft that wrapped up Saturday at the Rogers Center in Vancouver. Dubuque players picked included three players who saw time last season, one Fighting Saints alumni and one Saints draft pick from round one of this year’s Phase II selections.

  • The first player selected was highly touted goalie prospect Erik Portillo in the 3rd round, 67th overall to the Buffalo Sabres. Portillo, was the team’s first round pick in Phase II of this year’s USHL Draft.
  • Tyce Thompson was the next selected in the fourth round with 96th overall pick by the New Jersey Devils.
  • Just two picks later, Matias Maccelli heard his name called by the Arizona Coyotes. Maccelli is coming off a 72-point season with Dubuque and recently signed a pro contract in Finland.
  • Ryder Donovan went next in round four selected 110th overall by the Vegas Golden Knights.. Donovan saw time in the playoffs for Dubuque in each of the past two seasons and is committed to Wisconsin.
  • Braden Doyle was the final Fighting Saint taken in the draft, selected 154th overall by the Los Angeles Kings. Doyle is a Boston University commit and like Donovan saw time with the Saints this past season.

For more details: https://www.dubuquefightingsaints.com/news_article/show/1030359

IHSBCA Weekly Rankings

June 24, 2019

Western Dubuque is still locked in at number two this week in the latest Iowa High School Baseball rankings from the Baseball Coaches Association. The Bobcats are ranked 2nd in Class 4-A for the fifth straight week behind top ranked Johnston. Three other Mississippi Valley Conference teams are in the 4-A poll with Iowa City West 3rd, Linn-Mar 7th, and Iowa City High 10th.

Cedar Rapids Xavier continues to be top ranked in 3-A.

In Class 2-A; Dyersville Beckman is ranked 8th while Cascade dropped out of the top 10 for the first time this season.

Here’s the complete poll this week: https://www.iowahsbca.net/

Rea-Iowa Cubs Fall to Round Rock

June 24, 2019

Cascade native Colin Rea suffered just his second loss on the mound this season yesterday when the Iowa Cubs lost at home to Round Rock 8-3. Rea lasted 4 2/3 innings giving up seven runs, four of them earned on seven hits. The right hander walked four hitters and struck out 1 while falling to 8-2 on the season with his season E.R.A. now climbing to 3.56.

Rea’s next scheduled start will be Friday night at home as the I-Cubs host Omaha.

 

Regional MLB Recaps from Sunday (6/23)

June 24, 2019

Cubs Gain Split With Mets

– The Cubs gained a split of their four-game series by downing the Mets, 5-3 on a three-run homer by Javier Baez in the bottom of the eighth. Mets rookie Pete Alonso blasted his 27th home run to break Darryl Strawberry’s team record for a rookie. New York manager Mickey Calloway and pitcher Jason Vargas had an altercation with Newsday writer Tim Healey after the journalist asked if Calloway had thought of changing pitchers before Seth Lugo surrendered the go-ahead blast.

 

Woodruff Sharp in Brewers Win Over Reds

– Chicago’s lead in the NL Central remains a half-game over Milwaukee after Brandon Woodruff struck out a career-high 12 over seven innings of the Brewers’ 7-5 win against the Reds. Woodruff blanked Cincinnati until Joey Votto’s  three-run blast in the seventh. Travis Shaw homered for the Brewers, who won the last two games of the series following a five-game skid.

 

Angels Avoid Sweep by Cardinals

– Tommy La Stella and David Fletcher drove in two runs apiece to support Tyler Skaggs’ five shutout innings in the Angels’ 6-4 victory over the Cardinals. Angels slugger Albert Pujols  had two hits and exchanged jerseys with former teammate Yadier Molina to conclude an emotional return to St. Louis. The Redbirds rallied for four runs in the ninth before falling two games off the NL Central lead.

 

Soxs Rally Comes Up Short

– Tim Federowicz and Danny Santana smacked two-out, two-run homers in the second inning of the Rangers’ 7-4 verdict over the White Sox. Shawn Kelley struck out Tim Anderson to strand runners at second and third in the eighth inning after the White Sox had scored three runs to pull within 5-4. Texas rookie Adrian Sampson allowed one run and seven hits in seven innings to move to 6-4.

 

Twins Fall to KC

– The Twins absorbed a 6-1 loss to the Royals as Hunter Dozier belted a three-run homer and Homer Bailey held the AL Central leaders to one run over 5 1/3 innings. Alex Gordon had two RBIs and Nicky Lopez also drove in a run as Kansas City earned a split of the four-game series. Eddie Rosario homered for the Twins, but Michael Pineda was reached for five runs over as many innings as Minnesota’s lead in the AL Central slipped to eight games over Cleveland.

Truex wins at Sonoma again...Hamilton stays hot...Reavie ends victory drout...Green wins LPGA Major

June 24, 2019

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) – Martin Truex Jr. has won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway for the second straight year, comfortably holding off teammate Kyle Busch for his fourth victory of the season. Truex won for the fourth time in the last eight points-paying races, and the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota teammates finished 1-2 for the seventh time in their careers. Ryan Blaney was third, followed by Matt DiBenedetto and Denny Hamlin.

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) – Lewis Hamilton comfortably won the French Grand Prix from the pole position for his sixth victory this season, while also extending his championship lead over Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to 36 points. This was Hamilton’s fourth consecutive win and 79th overall. Bottas made a poor start from second on the grid before rallying to finish second.

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) – Chez Reavie won the Travelers Championship for his second PGA Tour victory and first in 11 years. Reavie closed with a 1-under 69 for a four-stroke victory over Keegan Bradley and Zack Sucher. The 37-year-old Reavie also the 2008 Canadian Open winner. He finished at 17-under 263 at TPC River Highlands a week after tying for third in the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.

CHASKA, Minn. (AP)- Hannah Green held her nerve and saved par from the bunker with a 5-foot putt on the final hole to win the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship for her first major championship, and the first by an Australian in 13 years. Green closed with an even-par 72 at Hazeltine National for a one-shot victory over defending champion Sung Hyun Park, whose 18-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole gave her a 68.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -Jerry Kelly has won his hometown PGA Tour Champions event, beating Retief Goosen with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff in the American Family Insurance Championship in Madison, Wisconsin. Kelly closed with a 6-under 66 to match Goosen and tournament host Steve Stricker at 15-under 201. Stricker was eliminated with a bogey on the first extra hole.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (6/23)

June 24, 2019

MLB

INTERLEAGUE

Final L-A Angels 6 St. Louis 4


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Toronto 6 Boston 1
Final Cleveland 8 Detroit 3
Final Houston 9 N-Y Yankees 4
Final Kansas City 6 Minnesota 1
Final Texas 7 Chi White Sox 4
Final Tampa Bay 8 Oakland 2
Final Seattle 13 Baltimore 3


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Miami 6 Philadelphia 4
Final Atlanta 4 Washington 3, 10 Innings
Final Pittsburgh 11 San Diego 10, 11 Innings
Final Milwaukee 7 Cincinnati 5
Final Chi Cubs 5 N-Y Mets 3
Final Arizona 3 San Francisco 2, 10 Innings
Final L-A Dodgers 6 Colorado 3

Sports Update

June 23, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Yankees earned their eighth consecutive victory while sending the Houston Astros to their seventh consecutive loss. Giancarlo Stanton hit a pair of go-ahead, two-run singles off the glove of third baseman Yuli Gurriel  in consecutive innings as the Yanks beat Houston for the third straight night, 7-5. Gio Urshela and Austin Romine went deep for New York, which has homered in a team record-tying 25 consecutive games.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – CJ Cron bashed a home run before providing a tiebreaking single in the 10th inning to send the Minnesota Twins past the Kansas City Royals, 5-3. Miguel Sano and Jake Cave also homered for the Twins, who blew a 3-0 lead in the eighth before beating Kansas City for the second straight day. The Twins’ Jose Berrios  allowed two runs on five hits but had to leave the game with two on and nobody out in the eighth with a blister on his right ring finger.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Freddie Freeman drove in five runs and the Atlanta Braves rallied from a four-run deficit against Washington’s beleaguered bullpen and beat the Nationals 13-9. Dansby Swanson’s three-run blast broke a deadlock in the eighth inning and helped the Braves stretch their lead in the NL East to 5 1/2 games over Philadelphia. Atlanta has won 12 of its last 15 and avoided dropping consecutive games for the first time since June 5-6.

UNDATED (AP) – The Chicago Cubs’ lead in the NL Central is down to a half-game over Milwaukee and one game over St. Louis. Pete Alonso set an NL rookie record for homers before the All-Star break, slamming his 26th in the Mets’ 10-2 thrashing of the Cubs. Yasmani Grandal hit a solo homer and an RBI double in the Brewers’ 6-5 victory against Cincinnati, and Marcell Ozuna’s two-run shot helped the Cardinals down the Los Angeles Angels, 4-2.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Alex Verdugo’s second home run of the night was a walk-off blast in the 11th inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers their fifth straight win, 5-4 over the Colorado Rockies. His fourth hit of the game was also his second career game-ending homer, one night after Matt Beaty launched a walk-off shot for Los Angeles. Beaty tied Saturday’s game at 4 in the eighth with an RBI single.

Monday Finals / Tuesday Schedule

June 18, 2019

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INTERLEAGUE

Final Cincinnati 3 Houston 2

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final N-Y Yankees 3 Tampa Bay 0
Final L-A Angels 10 Toronto 5
Final Texas 7 Cleveland 2
Final Boston 2 Minnesota 0
Final Oakland 3 Baltimore 2
Final Kansas City 6 Seattle 4

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Atlanta 12 N-Y Mets 3
Final St. Louis 5 Miami 0
Final San Francisco 3 L-A Dodgers 2
Final San Diego 2 Milwaukee 0

Philadelphia at Washington 7:05 p.m., postponed

TODAY’S SPORTS SCHEDULE

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INTERLEAGUE

Detroit at Pittsburgh 7:05 p.m.
Houston at Cincinnati 7:10 p.m.
Chi White Sox at Chi Cubs 8:05 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Tampa Bay at N-Y Yankees 7:05 p.m.
L-A Angels at Toronto 7:07 p.m.
Cleveland at Texas 8:05 p.m.
Boston at Minnesota 8:10 p.m.
Baltimore at Oakland 10:07 p.m.
Kansas City at Seattle 10:10 p.m.


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Philadelphia at Washington 7:05 p.m.
N-Y Mets at Atlanta 7:20 p.m.
Miami at St. Louis 8:15 p.m.
Colorado at Arizona 9:40 p.m.
Milwaukee at San Diego 10:10 p.m.
San Francisco at L-A Dodgers 10:10 p.m.

WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Washington at L.A. Sparks 10:30 p.m.

Golf-US Open - Woodland Captures First Major Title

June 17, 2019

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Gary Woodland has captured his first major golf championship by holding off the two-time defending U.S. Open champion.
Woodland closed with a 30-foot putt for birdie to finish three strokes ahead of Brooks Koepka in the Open at Pebble Beach. The Kansas native shot a 2-under 69 on Sunday for a 13 under total.
Koepka was within one shot of the lead with five holes remaining before closing with pars the rest of the way. Woodland’s bogey on the par-3 12th allowed Koepka to close the gap, but he birdied the par-5 14th to regain a two-stroke edge.
Woodland is the fifth player to break 70 in all four rounds of the U.S. Open. He also beat by one shot the score Tiger Woods posted during his 15-shot victory at Pebble in the 2000 U.S. Open. Koepka fell short in his quest to become the first player since Willie Anderson in 1905 to win three straight U.S. Opens. Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm, Chez Reavie and Justin Rose finished in a four-way tie for third and 7 under.

MLB Monday Schedule

June 17, 2019

INTERLEAGUE

Houston at Cincinnati 6:10 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Tampa Bay at N-Y Yankees 6:05 p.m.
L-A Angels at Toronto 6:07 p.m.
Cleveland at Texas 7:05 p.m.
Boston at Minnesota 7:10 p.m.
Baltimore at Oakland 9:07 p.m.
Kansas City at Seattle 9:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Philadelphia at Washington 6:05 p.m.
N-Y Mets at Atlanta 6:20 p.m.
Miami at St. Louis 7:15 p.m.
San Francisco at L-A Dodgers 9:10 p.m.
Milwaukee at San Diego 9:10 p.m.

New arrival...Braves try to extend lead...Red Sox on a streak

June 17, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) – New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone expects Edwin Encarnacion to be available tonight when the Yankees open a three-game series at home against the Tampa Bay Rays. The AL East leaders acquired Encarnacion for a minor league pitcher in a late-night trade Saturday with Seattle. Boone plans to use the AL home run leader as his team’s primary designated hitter.

ATLANTA (AP) – The Braves have won 9 of 10, including 2 of 3 against Philadelphia over the weekend, and they will try to stretch their 2 1/2-game NL East lead in a series against the Mets. Atlanta drubbed the Phillies 15-1 Sunday. Breakout ace Mike Soroka is set to pitch against New York’s Zack Wheeler.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong has homered in three of his past four games, a roll he’ll ride into a four-game home series against the Marlins. DeJong picked on the Mets all weekend, capping his outburst with a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning Sunday.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Cleveland right-hander Mike Clevinger is set to return from the injured list to start against Texas. Clevinger strained a muscle in his upper back April 7 during his second start of the season, interrupting a sensational beginning to his year that included 22 strikeouts and two hits over 12 shutout innings. He’ll oppose right-hander Lance Lynn in Arlington.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Boston Red Sox carry a five-game winning streak to Minnesota, where they open a three-game series tonight against the Twins, the team with baseball’s best record. Rick Porcello is on the mound for Boston against Jose Berrios, who has allowed one earned run in three of his past four starts.

National Scorecard

June 16, 2019

Baseball:

INTERLEAGUE

Texas      4    Cincinnati      3

AMERICAN  LEAGUE

L-A  Angels        5    Tampa  Bay              3

Boston                7    Baltimore              2

Houston              7    Toronto                  2

Cleveland          4    Detroit                  2

N-Y  Yankees      8    Chi  White  Sox      4

Minnesota          5    Kansas  City          4

Oakland            11    Seattle                  2

NATIONAL  LEAGUE

San  Francisco      8    Milwaukee          7

Arizona                10    Washington        3

Miami                      4    Pittsburgh        3

N-Y  Mets                8    St.  Louis          7

Philadelphia        6    Atlanta              5

Colorado              14    San  Diego          8

Chi  Cubs                2    L-A  Dodgers      1

Basketball

WOMEN’S  NATIONAL  BASKETBALL  ASSOCIATION  PLAYOFFS

Chicago              70    Indiana              64

Dallas                71    Atlanta              61

N-Y  Liberty      98    L.A.  Sparks      92

 

Local Highschool Softball Score

June 15, 2019

Independence 4, Wahlert Catholic 2

Mineral Point Falls in Baseball State Title Game

June 14, 2019

In the battle for a state championship in Division 4 at the Wisconsin State High School Baseball Tournament in Grand Chute yesterday, (27-0) Mineral Point met (29-0) Webster with a perfect season also on the line.  Webster, last year’s Division 3 champs, claimed their 2nd straight championship winning 11-1.

The Pointers jumped out to the lead first scoring with their lone run in bottom of the first only to see Webster answer with 5 runs in the top of the second adding on 2 more in the fourth, and then finished their scoring with 4 more in the 7th.  Webster pitcher Oregon State commit Jack Washburn handcuffed the Pointer bats allowing just 2 hits, while Webster connected for 12 hits off Pointer pitching.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (6/12)

June 14, 2019

High School Baseball

  • Hempstead sweeps Cedar Rapids Washington 3-2 and 12-2.
  • #5 2A Dyersville Beckman wins twice over South Tama 12-8 and 12-0
  • Bellevue lost to #1 2A Wilton 2-0
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic split with East Buchanan losing the first 4-2 then winning 3-2.
  • #8 2A New Hampton 14, Clayton Ridge/Central 0 (5)
  • Tipton 4, #7 2A Cascade 3
  • Maquoketa lost twice to Williamsburg 2-1 and 7-4.

High School Softball

  • #10 5A Hempstead won  twice at #13 Cedar Rapids Jefferson 9-4 and 5-0.
  • Wahlert lost both games to #4 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 4-2 and 4-1.
  • Senior swept Cedar Rapids Washington 15-2 and 17-4.
  • Western Dubuque dropped both to #14 Cedar Rapids Prairie 3-2 and 5-0.
  • Wilton 12, Bellevue 2
  • #12 2A Dyersville Beckman took two from Vinton-Shellsburg 16-6 and 7-4.
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic beat East Buchanan twice 10-3 and 5-2.

Regional MLB Recaps from Thursday (6/13)

June 14, 2019

Dodgers Sink Cubs

– Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy and David Freese belted two-run homers to back Clayton Kershaw as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs, 7-3. Bellinger also belted a solo shot in the seventh to help the NL West leaders drop the Cubs one game behind Milwaukee in the NL Central. Kershaw worked six innings but spotted Chicago a 3-0 lead after Kyle Schwarber and Kris Bryant hit leadoff homers.

 

Cards and Mets Suspended by Rain

– The Mets and Cardinals were tied 4-4 after 8  1/2 innings before the game was suspended because of rain. Michael Conforto hit a two-run homer to help New York take a 4-2 lead into the ninth, but St. Louis tied it on RBI hits by Kolten Wong and Harrison Bader off closer Edwin Diaz with two out. Play will resume Friday evening before the Mets and Redbirds play their scheduled game.

 

White Sox Trim Yanks

– The White Sox pulled out a 5-4 win over the Yankees on Leury Garcia’s tiebreaking, solo homer in the bottom of the seventh. Tim Anderson also connected and four relievers combined for 3 1/3 innings of three-hit ball in Chicago’s fourth win in five games. Garcia and Anderson combined for four hits and five RBIs while hitting at the top of the order.

 

Twins Crush M’s

– Nelson Cruz provided a solo homer and a two-run single as the Minnesota Twins doubled up the Seattle Mariners, 10-5. C.J. Cron hit his 15th homer for the Twins, who lead the majors with 132. Max Kepler drove in a pair for the Twins, who lead the AL Central by 11 games over Cleveland.

 Wings re-sign AP Player of the Year Megan Gustafson

June 14, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) – Former Iowa Hawkeye Megan Gustafson has a job again with the Dallas Wings. The Wings announced they have re-signed  Gustafson. She was drafted 17th by the Wings, but was one of the final cuts from the roster before the season started.  With injuries depleting Dallas’ roster, the Wings were able to sign the former Iowa star.  She landed in Dallas yesterday and was in uniform for the game against Indiana.

Raptors take title...Trying to catch a Rose...Seager sidelined...Big Papi update

June 14, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Toronto Raptors have captured the first NBA championship in the team’s 24-season history while denying the Golden State Warriors a third consecutive title. Series MVP Kawhi  Leonard capped his 22-point performance by draining three free throws in the final second to clinch the Raptors’ 114-110 victory over the Warriors in Game 6 at Oakland. Klay Thompson was high man for Golden State with 30 points before leaving the game for good in the third quarter with a knee injury.

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Justin Rose carries a one-stroke lead into the second round of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach today. Rose capped his opening round with three straight birdies for a 6-under 65 that moved him one ahead of Rickie Fowler, Xander Schauffele , Aaron Wise and Louis Oosthuizen. Two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka  is tied for 16th following a 2-under 69, Tiger Woods is at minus-1 and Jordan Spieth  and Phil Mickelson opened with 72s.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers have put shortstop Corey Seager on the injured list with a strained left hamstring. Seager was injured during the ninth inning of Tuesday’s loss to the Los Angeles Angels. The 25-year-old Seager is batting .278 with 21 doubles, eight homers and 38 RBIs for the NL West leaders this year.

BOSTON (AP) – The wife of former Red Sox star David Ortiz says he remains in guarded condition at a Boston hospital and “continues to heal and make progress.” Six people have been detained in connection with Sunday’s shooting of Ortiz in the Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, U.S. prosecutors say one suspect in the shooting is believed to be wanted in Pennsylvania for attempted homicide, while the father of another suspect said his son belongs to a notorious Dominican gang of drug-dealing hitmen.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari has signed a 10-year, $86 million contract extension through 2029. The package includes an option in the sixth year to step down and become a special assistant to the athletic director or university representative. The Hall of Fame coach is 305-71 at Kentucky and won the 2012 NCAA championship among four Final Four appearances.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (6/13)

June 14, 2019

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Minnesota 10 Seattle 5
Final Toronto 12 Baltimore 3
Final L-A Angels 5 Tampa Bay 3
Final Boston 7 Texas 6
Final Kansas City 7 Detroit 3
Final Chi White Sox 5 N-Y Yankees 4


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Atlanta 6 Pittsburgh 5
Final Arizona 5 Washington 0
Final Colorado 9 San Diego 6
Final L-A Dodgers 7 Chi Cubs 3
St. Louis 4 N-Y Mets 4 (suspended in the 9th)


NBA FINALS

Final Toronto 114 Golden State 110 (Toronto wins series 4-2)

Mineral Point Advance to State Baseball Title Game

June 13, 2019

Yesterday two area teams battled in the Division 4 semi-finals at the Wisconsin State High School Baseball Tournament at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute. The Mineral Point Pointers still have a perfect record as the defeated Belmont 6-2.  The Pointers scored 6 runs on 5 hits including the first homer of the state tournament by starting pitcher Liam Stumpf and were also aided by 5 Belmont errors. Belmont had 2 runs on 7 hits and had the bases loaded in the top of the 7th when the final out was recorded. The Braves finished their season with a 17-and-9 record.

Because of weather delays yesterday at the tournament the today’s schedule has been adjusted, Mineral Point will meet (29-0) Webster this morning at approximately 10:30. Webster defeated two time defending champion Athens in the first semi-final game of the day this morning.

Regional MLB Recaps from Wednesday (6/12)

June 13, 2019

Hamels Leads Cubs to Win at Colorado

– Cole Hamels struck out nine in seven scoreless innings, singled twice and drove in two runs to lead the Chicago Cubs past the Colorado Rockies 10-1 in a testy game. Rockies All-Star third-baseman Nolan Arenado left in the fifth inning with a left forearm contusion after Hamels hit him with a pitch in the third, and three more batters – including Hamels – were hit by pitches later in the game. Javier Báez and Kyle Schwarber homered for Chicago, which snapped a five-game road losing streak.

Brewers Power Past Astros in Extra Innings

– Mike Moustakas smacked a two-run homer while the Brewers scored three times in the 14th inning to beat the Astros, 6-3. Jesus Aguilar  added a pinch-hit RBI single as Milwaukee won for the fifth time in six games despite striking out a season-high 24 times. Ryan Braun, Yasmani Grandal  and Eric Thames also went deep for the Brewers, who kept their half-game lead over the Cubs in the NL Central.

Marlins Rookie Shut Down Cardinals

– Jordan Yamamoto pitched seven innings to win his major league debut as the Marlins blasted the Cardinals, 9-0 to end a six-game losing streak. The rookie also earned an RBI with a squeeze bunt and limited St. Louis to three hits while throwing 95 pitches. Garrett Cooper hit a grand slam in the second inning and was a double shy of the cycle.

 

Twins Fall to M’s

– The Mariners squandered a 6-4 lead in the ninth before scoring three times on three Minnesota errors to earn a 9-6 win against the Twins. Daniel Vogelbach homered and drove in four runs, while Shed Long collected three RBIs. Byron Buxton hit a tying two-run shot off Anthony Bass with no outs in the ninth.

 

Arch de Triumphe...Durant confirms Achilles surgery...Six detained in Ortiz shooting

June 13, 2019

BOSTON (AP) – Ryan O’Reilly and Alex Pietrangelo  each had a goal and an assist as the St. Louis Blues knocked off the Bruins, 4-1 in Boston to win their first Stanley Cup since joining the NHL in 1967. O’Reilly led the Blues with 23 points in the postseason and received the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP. Jordan Binnington stopped 32 shots while becoming the first rookie to win 16 games in his first postseason.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Golden State Warriors All-Star forward Kevin Durant has confirmed that he has undergone surgery for a ruptured right Achilles tendon. Durant got hurt about two minutes into the second quarter after scoring 11 points in just 12 minutes. Durant posted on social media Wednesday the severity of his injury. He was in action for the first time since suffering a strained right calf during Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Rockets.

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) – The chief prosecutor in the Dominican Republic says the alleged gunman and five others have been detained in the shooting of former Red Sox star David Ortiz at a bar in the country on Sunday. Four other suspects were also being pursued in the shooting, which witnesses said was carried out by two men on a motorcycle, assisted by two other groups of people in cars. Police say the coordinator of the shooting was offered 400,000 Dominican pesos, or about $7,800, to carry out the crime.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The San Francisco Giants activated catcher Buster Posey off the 10-day injured list before last night’s 4-2 win over the San Diego Padres. Posey was 1-for-4 in his first action since missing eight games with a right hamstring injury sustained in Baltimore on June 1. The six-time All-Star also was out for six games in May with concussion symptoms.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) – A former dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University has been found guilty of neglect of duty but acquitted on a more serious criminal sexual conduct charge. William Strampel was also convicted Wednesday of misconduct in office. The 71-year-old Strampel was the dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and had been accused of abusing his power to sexually harass female students.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (6/12)

June 13, 2019

 

NHL STANLEY CUP FINALS

Final St. Louis 4 Boston 1 (St. Louis wins series 4-3)

 

MLB

INTERLEAGUE

Final Cincinnati 7 Cleveland 2
Final Milwaukee 6 Houston 3, 14 Innings


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Oakland 6 Tampa Bay 2
Final Boston 4 Texas 3
Final Toronto 8 Baltimore 6
Final Seattle 9 Minnesota 6, 10 Innings
Final Detroit 3 Kansas City 2


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Chi Cubs 10 Colorado 1
Final Arizona 2 Philadelphia 0
Final Miami 9 St. Louis 0
Final Atlanta 8 Pittsburgh 7, 11 Innings
Final San Francisco 4 San Diego 2

Belmont-Mineral Point Meet at State Baseball Tourney

June 12, 2019

Two area teams are scheduled to play today in the Division 4 semi-finals at the Wisconsin State High School Baseball Tournament at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute.

(26-0) Mineral Point meets (17-8) Belmont with the winner to play on Thursday morning for a state title against the winner of other semi-final between (28-0) Webster and two time defending champion (18-4) Athens.

Mineral Point is back in the State Tournament for the second year in a row after making their first-ever appearance last season. Belmont is making their first appearance in school history.

The two teams didn’t meet during the regular season, a game schedule had to be cancelled due to weather.

 

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (6/11)

June 12, 2019

High School Baseball

  • Wahlert 12, Independence 2 (5)
  • #2 4A Western Dubuque sweeps Bettendorf 10-5 and 7-5.
  • #7 2A Cascade split with #8 1A Lansing Kee losing 7-5 and winning 6-3.

High School Softball

  • Wahlert swept Senior 11-3 and 9-8.
  • Hempstead 6, Western Dubuque 5 (11), the second game was suspended after 5 innings due to darkness, W-D leading 7-4.
  • Jesup 16, Clayton Ridge 0