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One Bad Inning Dooms Mustangs

Last night at the state high school softball tournament in Fort Dodge the Hempstead Mustangs had one unfortunate inning that cost them and 3rd ranked Indianola took advantage in a 4-1 victory over the Mustangs. The Mustangs held a 1-0 lead  after lead going in the bottom of the sixth when Indianola’s bats came alive plating all four of their runs on six hits. The Mustangs will play a consolation game 3 o’clock this afternoon against Fort Dodge. A win today would give Mustang Coach Frese career victory number 400 in her 15 years as head coach of the Mustangs.

HS Baseball: Blazers Fall in Substate Title Game

There will be no return trip to Des Moines to defend their state championship for the Dyersville Beckman high school baseball team. The 4th ranked Blazers were ousted by 5th ranked Wilton 4-0 in a 2-A Substate Final played at Solon. Beckman finishes the season with a record of 29-and-12

Tonight: the Western Dubuque Bobcats will play for a trip to Des Moines next week. The Bobcats (32-9) will be at #3 ranked Cedar Rapids Prairie (31-8) for the 4A Substate 4 title.

Kempt and Hornibrook on O’Brien Watch List

Iowa State quarterback Kyle Kempt and Wisconsin’s Alex Hornibrook are on the list of 26 pre-season candidates announced today for the Davey O’Brien Award which is presented to college football’s top quarterback at the end of the season.

Today the watch list for the Doak Walker Award, which goes to college football’s top running back will be announced.

National Sports News from Associated Press


AL wins Mid-Summer Classic again

WASHINGTON (AP) – The American League has won the home run derby that really counts.

The AL crushed five home runs in outlasting the National League, 8-6 in 10 innings at Washington. It’s the sixth straight win for the junior circuit, which now leads the all-time series, 44-43-2.

Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer homered to open the 10th against Ross Stripling of the Dodgers, one inning after Reds utilityman Scooter Gennett (jeh-NEHT’) tied it with a two-run blast. Indians outfielder Michael Brantley added a sacrifice fly to cap the AL’s 10th-inning rally.

Reds first baseman Joey Votto (VAH’-toh) provided the game’s 10th and final home run to close the scoring. The previous record for home runs in an All-Star game was six.

Machado reportedly heading to LA

WASHINGTON (AP) – USA Today is reporting that the Orioles were expected to trade All-Star shortstop Manny Machado to the Dodgers on Wednesday, barring a last-minute snag.

Machado says he hasn’t heard anything from his agent and he refused to answer a hypothetical question about going to Los Angeles. Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp says he’s good friends with Machado but hasn’t heard anything, although he added that the All-Star would bring excitement to LA.

Machado is scheduled to become a free agent after the season. He’s hitting .315 with 24 home runs and 65 RBIs.

Commissioner says owners want to talk about rules changes

WASHINGTON (AP) – Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is outlining concerns in the way the sport has changed and says owners want a broad conversation with players about rules changes.

Manfred says concerns include the time between putting balls in play, the increased number of strikeouts, an increase in home runs, the far greater use of infield shifts, the lessened length of starting pitcher outings and the increase in the use of relief pitchers.

He maintains the changes are the result of “smart people who want to win more” in front offices and says MLB and the players must decide “at what point do we want to step in, OK, and manage that organic change.”

Cowboys’ Gregory reinstated

UNDATED (AP) – The NFL has reinstated Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory, who was suspended for the entire 2017 season for multiple violations of the league’s substance-abuse policy.

The Cowboys have backed Gregory’s attempt to return to the field, with several teammates writing letters of recommendation to the NFL as part of the process of him applying for reinstatement.

The league says Gregory can join the team at training camp in California next week and will be eligible for games as long as he continues to meet the terms of his reinstatement.

Also in the NFL:

– The Rams have agreed to a five-year extension with wide receiver Brandin Cooks, who was acquired from the Patriots earlier this year. Cooks will replace Sammy Watkins and provide a deep threat for quarterback Jared Goff and the Rams, who had the NFL’s highest-scoring offense last season. The fifth-year pro has 280 receptions for 3,943 yards and 27 touchdowns, averaging 14.1 yards per catch.

– The Cardinals have suspended general manager Steve Keim for five weeks and fined him $200,000 following his guilty plea Tuesday to extreme DUI following a Fourth of July arrest in a Phoenix suburb. A Chandler police report shows Keim had a blood-alcohol level of 0.19, more than twice the state’s legal limit for drivers. It wasn’t immediately clear when Keim would be sentenced or if he was facing a jail term.

Kerr gets extension

UNDATED (AP) – Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has received a contract extension following the franchise’s repeat championship and third title in his four years on the bench. He had one year remaining on his original $25 million, five-year contract.

The 52-year-old Kerr owns a 265-63 record, guiding the Warriors to a record 73-win season in 2015-16 before a runner-up finish to the Cavaliers.

Hempstead State Softball

The Hempstead High School softball team will make the programs first ever appearance at the State Tournament in Fort Dodge this evening. The 10th ranked Mustangs (31-11) meet 3rd ranked (34-3) Indianola at 7:00pm at Harlan Rogers Park. The winner will play Wednesday night in the state semi-finals against the winner of the Cedar Rapids Jefferson-Fort Dodge match-up. The loser drops into the consolation game against the loser tomorrow afternoon.

You can hear the game this evening on AM 1370 KDTH or online at, pregame will be at 6:40 p.m.

Here are the 5-A match-ups today

Area Scoreboard from Monday (7/17)

High School Baseball

Class 4-A Substate Semifinals

  • Davenport West 1, Senior 0. Senior finishes 14-24-1.
  • Western Dubuque 5, Linn-Mar 0. Calvin Harris pitched a 2 hit shutout with 11 strikeouts. W.D. (32-9) at #3 Cedar Rapids Prairie (31-8) Wednesday 7:00pm for the Substate 4 title.

Class 3-A District 8 Final

  • Davenport Assumption 1, Wahlert 0. Assumption pitcher Nick Gottilla threw a no hitter with 16 strikeouts in the Knights win. Wahlert finished the season 22-18.

Tonight in Class 2A: defending state champion Dyersville Beckman will play for another trip to the state tournament. The 4th ranked Blazers will match up with 5th ranked Wilton for the Substate 4 title and state tournament ticket.

Bednarik and Maxwell Award Candidates Announced

Yesterday marked the beginning of the parade of college football award pre-season watch lists.

The Bednarik and Maxwell Awards announced the pre-season candidates for the award.

For the Bednarik Award, presented to the Defensive Player of the Year there were 85 players including: Iowa defensive end Anthony Nelson, Iowa State cornerback Brian Peavy, Wisconsin safety D’Cota Dixon and linebacker T.J. Edwards.

For the Maxwell Award, presented to the college player of the year there were also 85 candidates announced including:  Iowa quarterback Nathan Stanley, Iowa State running back David Montgomery, and Wisconsin running back Johnathan Taylor.

Today the candidates for the Davey O’Brien award which goes to the top quarterback will be announced.

Harper beats Schwarber to win Derby...Scherzer to start against Sale...Packer profits shrink

WASHINGTON (AP) – Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper has become the third player to win the Home Run Derby in his home ballpark. Harper trailed Chicago Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber 18-9 with 80 seconds left before going deep on nine of his next 10 swings and adding the clinching blast during his 30-second bonus time. Harper homered 13 times in the first two rounds to knock off Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman and Los Angeles Dodgers utilityman Max Muncy.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The managers for tonight’s All-Star Game in Washington have revealed their first two pitchers to be used in the 89th edition of the Mid-Summer Classic. National League skipper Dave Roberts says he’s going to start Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals before sending New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom to the mound. American League manager A.J. Hinch says New York Yankees standout Luis Severino will come in after Boston’s Chris Sale, followed by the Tampa Bay Rays’ Blake Snell.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers’ profit fell by nearly 50 percent in the last fiscal year as the team missed the playoffs for the first time in a decade. The Packers 2018 financial statement was released today and showed a profit from operations of $34.1 million, a steep decline from $65.4 million a year earlier. Expenses soared 11.9 percent, while revenue increased just 3.1 percent.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – The Anaheim Ducks have signed center Adam Henrique to a five-year, $29.1 extension – a deal that runs through 2023-24. Henrique had a combined 24 goals and 26 assists in 81 games with Anaheim and New Jersey last season. He was acquired from the Devils for defenseman Sami Vatanen and a conditional draft pick in November.

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) – The Calgary Flames have signed forward Elias Lindholm to a six-year contract worth about $29 million. The 23-year-old Swede was acquired by Calgary along with defenseman Noah Hanafin in a June 23 trade that sent defensemen Dougie Hamilton and Adam Fox and forward Michael Ferland to Carolina. Lindholm had 16 goals and 28 assists in 81 games last season.

High School Tournament Baseball Tonight

Tonight three Dubuque County high school baseball teams continue on the tournament trail which leads to the state tournament next week.

 In Class 4-A, following their upset win against 7th ranked Davenport Central on Saturday, the Senior Rams will travel to Davenport West for substate semi-final game. The winner will play Wednesday night at top seed North Scott for Substate 5 title and a state berth. In Substate 4: Western Dubuque will host Linn-Mar with the winner to travel to top seed Cedar Rapids Prairie on Wednesday evening. Both games tonight start at 7 o’clock.

In Class 3A, there will be a rematch of a state tournament semi-final game from last season for the District 8 title this evening in Maquoketa as the Wahlert Golden Eagles meet the third ranked defending state champion Davenport Assumption Knights.  You can hear the game on AM 1370 KDTH with pregame at 6:50.

Tomorrow night in Class 2A: defending state champion Dyersville Beckman will play for another trip to the state tournament. The 4th ranked Blazers will match up with 5th ranked Wilton for the Substate 4 title and state tournament ticket.

Regional MLB Recaps from Sunday (7/16)

Cubs Stay Hot 

Jon Lester won for the eighth time in nine starts, Jason Heyward drove in two runs and the Chicago Cubs swept the San Diego Padres with a 7-4 win. The Cubs jumped to a 5-0 lead after two innings against rookie left-hander Eric Lauer, who came within one out of his first complete game in a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in his previous start.


Brewers Swept by Pirates

Josh Bell hit a game-ending two-run double in the 10th inning to send the Pirates to 7-6 victory over the Brewers, giving Pittsburgh a sweep of Milwaukee and its sixth straight win overall.


Cardinals Avoid Sweep

Matt Carpenter and Dexter Fowler each homered to give interim manager Mike Shildt a win in his debut as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 on Sunday. The Cardinals fired manager Mike Matheny late Saturday after an 8-2 loss.


Soxs Pound Royals

Daniel Palka and Yoan Moncada each homered and Lucas Giolito tossed two-hit ball into the seventh inning, lifting the Chicago White Sox to a 10-1 victory over the struggling Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Moncada was 3 for 3 with a walk and three runs scored a day after leaving a game with a bruised right knee.

Ihm Runner-Up at Utah Championship

Wahlert graduate and former Iowa Hawkeye golfer Steven Ihm finished second in the Utah Championship on the Web-dot-com tour. Ihm made a run with a birdie on the 13th hole, then an eagle on 15 and another birdie on 16 to come within one shot off the lead. He finished with a score of -23, Cameron Champ was the winner at -24.



France does it...Djokovic prevails...New record at John Deere Classic

MOSCOW (AP) – For only the second time, France is the World Cup champion. France defeated Croatia 4-2 in Moscow. In Paris, festivities, some of which were too rowdy, lasted till midnight on the Champs-Elysees . The French squad is being praised for its unselfish system of play and its diversity. Immigrants, sons of immigrants and grandsons of immigrants bonded together with members of families that have been French for generations.

LONDON (AP) – He’s now the lowest-ranked titlist to win Wimbledon since 2001. Novak Djokovic is the champion for a fourth time. Djokovic won his 13th Grand Slam title Sunday by defeating first-time finalist Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6. It’s Djokovic’s first major trophy in more than two years. He has struggled with a painful right elbow that eventually required surgery.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Brian Dozier hit a grand slam in the 10th inning to give the Minnesota Twins to an 11-7 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. The game featured four lead changes from the bottom of the seventh on. Rays Manager Kevin Cash ordered two intentional walks to load the bases and brought in a five-man infield, but Dozier smashed the strategy with his 16th home run of the season.

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) -Michael Kim shot a final-round 66 to win the John Deere Classic by a record-setting eight strokes and pick up his first victory on the PGA Tour. Kim, who turned 25 on Saturday, finished at 27-under 257. That broke Steve Stricker’s tournament record from 2010 by one shot. Kim also qualified for next week’s British Open at Carnoustie.

NEW YORK (AP) – If you’re an NBA fans with big bucks you can cash in on some “Big O” memorabilia. Oscar Robertson’s 1971 NBA championship ring is among the basketball Hall of Famer’s items being auctioned. Robertson’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame ring and induction trophy, 11 of his NBA All-Star rings and his game-worn jerseys from the Milwaukee Bucks and University of Cincinnati are also included in the 2018 auction.



Major League Scores from Sunday (7/15)


Final Colorado 4 Seattle 3
Final Oakland 6 San Francisco 2
Final L-A Dodgers 5 L-A Angels 3


Final Baltimore 6 Texas 5
Final Boston 5 Toronto 2
Final Cleveland 5 N-Y Yankees 2
Final Detroit 6 Houston 3
Final Minnesota 11 Tampa Bay 7, 10 Innings
Final Chi White Sox 10 Kansas City 1


Final Washington 6 N-Y Mets 1
Final Miami 10 Philadelphia 5
Final Atlanta 5 Arizona 1
Final Pittsburgh 7 Milwaukee 6, 10 Innings
Final St. Louis 6 Cincinnati 4
Final Chi Cubs 7 San Diego 4

High School Baseball Tournament Results From Saturday:

Dyersville-Beckman wins the Class 2A district championship by defeating Camanche on Saturday 4-1. The number 4 ranked defending state champs take on Wilton in the sub state 4 championship game Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Solon.
The Dubuque Senior Rams move on, by knocking off Davenport Central in a Class 4A quarterfinal contest 5-0 Saturday in Maquoketa. The Rams play in the sub state semi finals Monday.
The season is over for the Dubuque Hempstead Mustangs. They fall to Davenport West 5-2 Saturday in a Class 4A sub state quarterfinal game that was suspended on Friday because of inclement weather. Hempstead finishes their season at 19 and 15.

Wimbledon final...Cardinals fire manager Mike Matheny...Truex NASCAR win

LONDON (AP) – Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) has advanced to his fifth Wimbledon final with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9), 3-6, 10-8 victory over Rafael Nadal. Djokovic, a three-time champion, will face Kevin Anderson in Sunday’s final. Also on Saturday, Mike Bryan won his record-tying 17th Grand Slam men’s doubles title, and first without his brother, by teaming with fellow American Jack Sock to beat Raven Klaasen of South Africa and Michael Venus of New Zealand. And Angelique Kerber claimed her first Wimbledon title with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over seven-time champion Serena Williams.

BOSTON (AP) – Xander Bogaerts (ZAN’-dur BOH’-gahrtz) hit a game-ending grand slam with one out in the 10th inning, and J.D. Martinez hit his major league-leading 29th homer to carry the Boston Red Sox to a 6-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Martinez increased his major league-leading RBI total to 80 with a solo shot and red-hot Mookie Betts extended his hitting streak to 12 games with three singles to raise his majors’ best average to .362 for Boston.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – In what seems more like a score by the Vikings, the Tampa Bay Rays roughed up the Minnesota Twins 19-6 on Saturday in Minneapolis. Tampa scored 15 times in the final three innings. The Rays posted season-highs in runs and hits (20) after entering the game 2-34 this season when trailing after six innings.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Mike Matheny has been fired as the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, putting an end to the former Gold Glove catcher’s first managerial job during his seventh season. The Cardinals announced Matheny’s firing after an 8-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night, a defeat that dropped St. Louis to 47-46 overall on the season and seven games back of the National League-leading Chicago Cubs.

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) – Martin Truex Jr. won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway, passing Brad Keselowski and then Kurt Busch late on the way to repeating as champion on Saturday night. Truex’s No. 78 Toyota Camry appeared even more dominant than last July as he led five times for 174 of 267 laps and swept the first two stages from the pole. It was Truex’s fourth victory this season and 19th of his career.

Key Wimbledon matches...Red Sox streak ruined...NHL concussion lawsuit ruling

LONDON (AP) – The Wimbledon semifinal between Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) and Rafael Nadal will resume at 1 p.m. on Saturday local time, before the women’s final is played. The match was halted after the third set because of the tournament’s 11 p.m. curfew, with Djokovic leading 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9). The winner will face Kevin Anderson in Sunday’s final. The women’s final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber had been scheduled for 2 p.m. but will now start after the men’s match is over.

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox’s 10-game winning streak has been snapped, severely. Kevin Pillar had four hits and Justin Smoak had three, including a pair of homers, and they drove in four runs apiece to help the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 13-7. Smoak said he hadn’t realized how hot the Red Sox had been.

CLEVELAND (AP) -Rookie right-hander Shane Bieber (BEE’-bur) pitched into the eighth inning and Cleveland’s shaky bullpen narrowly closed things out, lifting the Indians over the New York Yankees 6-5. Bieber was removed after Tyler Wade’s leadoff double in the eighth and Cleveland lead 6-3. Closer Cody Allen gave up Giancarlo Stanton’s leadoff homer but ultimately got his 19th save.

WACO, Texas (AP) – Baylor University has settled a federal Title IX lawsuit brought by a former volleyball player who alleged that she was drugged and gang raped by at least four football players in 2012. Terms of Friday’s settlement with the woman were not disclosed. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports it’s the fifth such lawsuit the university has settled. Fifteen former students who say they were sexually assaulted still have ongoing litigation with the nation’s largest Baptist school.

NEW YORK (AP) – The federal judge overseeing the NHL concussion case has denied class-action status for the former players suing the league over head injuries. U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson issued her 46-page order today, the first significant victory for the league in a landmark lawsuit that was filed almost five years ago.

High School Baseball Tournament Results From Friday:

In Class 4A sub state action, Western Dubuque advances afte beating Bettendorf 2-0. The Bobcats will play either Pleasant Valley or Linn-Mar who are set to play today.
Dubuque Wahlert knocks off Mount Vernon 6-0. The Golden Eagles will play on Monday against either Davenport Assumption or Maquoketa.
The Dubuque Hempstead Mustangs’ Class 4A sub state semi fimal against Davenport West was suspended by rain in the 5th, with West leading 4-2. That game is set to resume today weather permitting.

Dubuque Native Bakey Receiving Golden Plaque 

A Dubuque native has been named as the recipient of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s Golden Plaque of Distinction Award. Tom Bakey, head coach at West Des Moines Valley will be honored prior to the start of the Class 5-A state championship game next Friday at Rogers’ Sports Complex in Fort Dodge.

Bakey is in his 32nd season with the Valley softball program; the last 22 seasons serving as the program’s head coach. Bakey began his coaching career with the Tigers in 1984, followed by moves to Oskaloosa and Saydel before returning to West Des Moines Valley in 1994.

During his 22 year varsity softball coaching career, Bakey has compiled a record of 827 wins and 201 losses, winning five state titles in 13 state tournament appearances and 16 conference championships.

Prior to stepping into a coaching role, he played and pitched men’s major open fast-pitch for 19 years and is a member of the Iowa ASA Hall of Fame as a player.

Area Scoreboard for Thursday (7-12)


Class 1A District 8 semi-final:

  • #3 North Linn 4, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 0 (North Linn posts their 23rd shutout of the season, new all-time Iowa High School record)

The 4-A and 3-A tournament trail begins tonight.

 In 4-A Substate 5, Hempstead will host Davenport West at Petrakis at 7 o’clock. You can hear that game on AM 1370 with pregame at 6:50. Senior travels to 7th ranked Davenport Central. In Substate 4, Western Dubuque will host Bettendorf. Both start at 7 o’clock.

In Class 3-A District 8 at Maquoketa: Wahlert will face Mount Vernon at 5 o’clock and 3rd ranked Davenport Assumption meets Maquoketa.

Tomorrow evening in Class 2-A Cascade and defending state champion Dyersville Beckman will attempt to advance to the substate round on Tuesday. Top ranked Cascade plays host to Oelwein for the District 6 title while 4th ranked Beckman is hosting Camanche in the District 7 title game. Both are schedule for 7 o’clock starts.

Redsoxs hot...Serena advances...Big bucks betting

BOSTON (AP) – Mookie Betts fouled off seven pitches before hitting a grand slam that helped the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4, extending their winning streak to 10 games. Betts added an RBI single in the seventh inning and went 2 for 4, increasing the top batting average in the majors to .352. Boston has the longest current winning streak in the big leagues and hasn’t lost since July 1.

LONDON (AP) – In a little over 10 months since she had a baby, Serena Williams is returning to a familiar place, the finals at Wimbledon. It will be a rematch from 2016 against 11th-seeded Angelique Kehas of Germany. Williams won that match. On Thursday, she dominated much of her semifinal, beating 13th-seeded Julia Goerges  of Germany.

ATLANTA (AP) – Police reports show officers responded to several nonviolent disputes at the home where Buffalo Bills star LeSean McCoy was attempting to evict his former girlfriend before an unidentified man bloodied the 34-year-old woman in a home invasion. Police responded early Tuesday to a report of a violent attack at a home in Milton, Georgia, just outside Atlanta. A lawyer for Delicia Cordon says Cordon was hurt when a man tried to take bracelets from her wrist and hit her in the face with a gun.

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) – Steve Wheatcroft shot a career-best 9-under 62 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead in the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois. Wheatcroft birdied seven of the last nine holes to finish a shot ahead of five players. Defending champion Bryson DeChambeau, the highest-ranked player in the field, withdrew because of a right shoulder injury.

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) – Two casinos and a racetrack in New Jersey took in $16.4 million in sports bets during the first two weeks such wagers were legal in the state. Figures released Thursday show the Borgata, Ocean Resort and Monmouth Park racetrack saw gross sports betting revenue of nearly $3.5 million on those bets. Regulators caution that bets involving future outcomes, such as the winner of baseball’s World Series or football’s Super Bowl, won’t be paid out for months.

MLB Scoreboard from Thursday (7/12)


Final Philadelphia 5 Baltimore 4


Final Oakland 6 Houston 4
Final Boston 6 Toronto 4
Final N-Y Yankees 7 Cleveland 4
Final Minnesota 5 Tampa Bay 1
Final L-A Angels 11 Seattle 2


Final Colorado 5 Arizona 1
Final Pittsburgh 6 Milwaukee 3
Final Washington 5 N-Y Mets 4
Final L-A Dodgers 3 San Diego 2

MVC All Division Softball

MVC All Division Softball

State softball tournament qualifier Hempstead has several players receiving all Mississippi Valley Conference honors as the conference released the all-division selections today.

The Mustangs Alana Cooksley and Morgan Krug were named first team all Valley Division. Katie Schaul and  Malarie Huseman were second team choices while Julia Meehan and Jenna Springer were Honorable Mention.

Senior High had a trio of second team Valley Division selections with McKenzie Capesius, Morgan Schueler, and Maddy Reel and two Honorable Mention picks with Tessa Kemp and Alli Tigges.

Paige Hummel of Wahlert Catholic  was named a first team All Mississippi Division choice,  Anna Chapman was named second team and Golden Eagle teammates Lily Roth and Kathryn Nedder were both Honorable Mention.

Here’s the entire list of MVC All Divisional selections:

John Deere Classic

The John Deere Classic will tee off at TPC Deere Run in the Quad Cities this morning.

Defending champion Bryson DeChambeau, winner of Jack Nicklaus’ Memorial Tournament in June is back and, will be joined by such major champions as Iowa native Zach Johnson, Davis Love III, Angel Cabrera, and Geoff Ogilvy along with three-peat JDC winner Steve Stricker.

The final exemption to the British Open also is on the line, with the highest finisher among the top five who is not otherwise qualified receiving the invitation.

Major League Scoreboard from Wednesday (7/11)


Final Cleveland 19 Cincinnati 4
Final Atlanta 9 Toronto 5
Final Chi White Sox 4 St. Louis 0


Final Tampa Bay 4 Detroit 2
Final Minnesota 8 Kansas City 5
Final N-Y Yankees 9 Baltimore 0
Final Boston 4 Texas 2
Final Oakland 8 Houston 3
Final Seattle 3 L-A Angels 0


Final Pittsburgh 2 Washington 0
Final San Francisco 5 Chi Cubs 4, 13 Innings
Final N-Y Mets 3 Philadelphia 0, 10 Innings
Final Miami 5 Milwaukee 4, 12 Innings
Final Colorado 19 Arizona 2
Final L-A Dodgers 4 San Diego 2

Hempstead Softball Advances to State Tournament

For the first time in school history a Hempstead High School softball team is going to the state tournament. The 10th ranked Mustangs defeated Davenport West 4-0 in the Class 5-A Regional Final game last night at Hempstead.  The Mustangs now 31-and-11 on the season drew the number 7 seed and will meet 3rd ranked  and 2nd seeded Indianola Tuesday evening at 7 :00pm in the 5-A quarterfinals at Harlan Rogers Park in Fort Dodge.

Here are the pairings for the Iowa High School State Softball Tournament next week:

Area High School Baseball from Tuesday (7/10)

High School Baseball

Class 2A District Tournament

  • #1 Cascade 7, Waterloo Columbus 6 (Cascade meets Oelwein Saturday night at 7pm in the District 6 final at Cascade.
  • #4 Dyersville Beckman 11, Northeast 1 (5) (Beckman meets Camanche Saturday night at 7pm in the District 7 final at Dyersville.

Class 1A District Tourbament

  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 9, Midland Wyoming 4 (Marquette faces #3 North Linn Thursday night at 7pm in the District 8 semi-finals at North Linn.

Regular Season

  • Wahlert lost to Davenport West 8-5
  • Western Dubuque split with West Delaware losing 5-4 and winning 3-1 (Bobcats clinch 2nd straight WAMAC baseball title).

Paris celebrates ... Wimbledon Quarters ...Lakers Sign Stephenson

PARIS (AP) – Paris is celebrating. The city erupted in firecrackers, flares and shouts and tears of joy after France advanced to the World Cup final. Red smoke rose up from flares fired by fans on the Right Bank esplanade outside City Hall, where crowds watched a broadcast of the 1-0 victory over Belgium on huge screen. France will face the winner of tomorrow’s semifinal between England and Croatia in the World Cup decider in Moscow on Sunday.

LONDON (AP) – Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic headline the men’s quarterfinal lineup at Wimbledon today as the trio bid to all reach the last four at the same Grand Slam for the time since the 2012 French Open.

Seven-time champion Serena Williams advanced to the Wimbledon semifinals with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Camila Giorgi of Italy. Williams will next face Julia Goerges of Germany, who advanced to her first Wimbledon semifinal with a 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 victory over 20th-seeded Kiki Bertens.With Angelique Kerber also having made the last four, it is the first time two German women will play in the Wimbledon semifinals since 1931. She will face No. 12 Jelena Ostapenko who also advanced.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) – The Los Angeles Lakers have signed veteran Lance Stephenson and second-round pick Svi Mykhailiuk . Stephenson agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal to join LeBron James, Rajon Rondo and JaVale McGee in the Lakers’ influx of veteran talent. Stephenson appeared in all 82 games for Indiana last season, averaging 9.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. The Lakers are his seventh NBA franchise entering his ninth season.

MLB Scoreboard from Tuesday (7/10)


Final Cincinnati 7 Cleveland 4
Final Toronto 6 Atlanta 2
Final St. Louis 14 Chi White Sox 2


Final Baltimore 6 N-Y Yankees 5
Final Boston 8 Texas 4
Final Tampa Bay 5 Detroit 2
Final Houston 6 Oakland 5, 11 Innings
Final Kansas City 9 Minnesota 4
Final L-A Angels 9 Seattle 3


Final Washington 5 Pittsburgh 1
Final Milwaukee 8 Miami 4
Final Philadelphia 7 N-Y Mets 3
Final Arizona 5 Colorado 3
Final San Diego 4 L-A Dodgers 1
Final Chi Cubs 2 San Francisco 0

Area Scoreboard from Monday (7/9)

High School Softball

  • The Bellevue Comets came up short last night of reaching the state softball tournament. Last night in the 2-A Region 8 Final the Comets fell to Wilton 10-0 in five innings. Bellevue closed the season with a record of 16-and-14.

Tonight, the Hempstead Mustangs will attempt to advance to the state tournament for the first time in school history. The 10th ranked Mustangs (30-11) will host (26-15) Davenport West in the 5-A Region Final. Game time will be at 5:30. You can hear the game on AM 1370 KDTH and online at


High School Baseball

  • Wahlert 9, Western Dubuque 6
  • Hempstead 14, Pleasant Valley 13
  • Dubuque Senior defeats #8 3-A West Delaware 18-12 the two teams tied in the second game 9-9 after the game was called due to darkness.

Tonight the Class 2A and 1A district tournament trail continues.

  • Class 2A District 6: #1 Cascade hosts Waterloo Columbus following the first game between Oelwein and Jesup at 5 o’clock.
  • Class 2A District 7: #4 Dyersville Beckman meets Northeast Goose Lake following the first game between #6 Monticello and Camanche at 5 o’clock.
  • Class 1A Distrcit 8: Bellevue Marquette Catholic meets Midland at 5 o’clock at Calamus-Wheatland.

Regional MLB Recaps from Monday (7/9)

 Cubs Fall in 11 Innings

– Pablo Sandoval singled home the winning run with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning a day after driving in five runs, sending the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Brandon Crawford loaded the bases when he was intentionally walked by Pedro Strop to bring up Sandoval, who hit a sharp single to left against a five-man infield. Andrew McCutchen and Brandon Belt started the rally with consecutive one-out singles off losing pitcher Steve Cishek (2-1).


Brewers Bested by Marlins

– Backup catcher Bryan Holaday hit a walk-off RBI single with one out in the 10th inning, and the Miami Marlins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3. Holaday came into the game batting .165. He was in the lineup because the Marlins placed All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto on the paternity list before the game in anticipation of the birth of his first child.


Twins Win 5th Straight

– Eduardo Escobar had three hits and drove in the game-winning run in the seventh to support Jose Berrios’ strong outing as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 3-1 on Monday night. Escobar plated Joe Mauer with a seventh-inning single as Minnesota took advantage of Kansas City’s struggling bullpen to win its fifth straight game.

7 in a row for Bosox .......Wimbledon Quarters Set.....LeBron Makes it Official

BOSTON (AP) – J.D. Martinez hit his major league-leading 28th home run, Steve Pearce hit a two-run shot and Eduardo Rodriguez pitched 5 2/3 innings to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 5-0 victory over the Texas Rangers. The Red Sox won their seventh in a row to end the day with their biggest lead over the Yankees in the AL East since April.

LONDON (AP) – Winners advancing to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon yesterday included top-seed Roger Federer, No. 2-seed Rafael Nadal, 8-seed Kevin Anderson, No. 9 John Isner and 12th-seed Novak Djokovic. On the women’s side, it was Kiki Bertens upsetting the top-remaining seed, No. 7 Karolina Pliskova. Angelique Kerber, Jelena Ostapenko and Serena Williams also advanced.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – LeBron James has officially joined the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers announced the signing of the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player as a free agent Monday night. James’ representatives announced last week that the superstar had agreed to a four-year deal worth $153.3 million with the Lakers. Los Angeles has missed the playoffs for a franchise-record five consecutive seasons. By contrast, James has played in the past eight NBA Finals, winning three titles.

MLB Scores from Monday (7/9)


Final Cincinnati 7 Cleveland 5


Final Baltimore 5 N-Y Yankees 4
Final Boston 5 Texas 0
Final Tampa Bay 10 Detroit 9, 10 Innings
Final N-Y Yankees 10 Baltimore 2
Final Oakland 2 Houston 0
Final Minnesota 3 Kansas City 1


Final N-Y Mets 4 Philadelphia 3, 10 Innings
Final Pittsburgh 6 Washington 3
Final Miami 4 Milwaukee 3, 10 Innings
Final Philadelphia 3 N-Y Mets 1
Final L-A Dodgers 8 San Diego 2
Final San Francisco 2 Chi Cubs 1, 11 Innings

Bellevue and Hempstead One Win From State Softball

After pulling off a 2-1 upset of top ranked Durant on Friday night, this evening the Bellevue Comets softball team attempts to advance to the state softball tournament. Bellevue (16-13) travels to (24-15) Wilton for the 2-A Region 8 Final at 7 o’clock. The Comets and the Beavers met June 29th in the regular season with the Beavers winning 5-2.

Tomorrow evening, the Hempstead Mustangs will attempt to advance to the state tournament for the first time in school history. The 10th ranked Mustangs (30-11) will host (26-15) Davenport West in the 5-A Region Final at 5:30pm. The game will be broadcast on AM 1370 KDTH with pregame at 5:20pm

Altuve leads All-Star voting...Bulls keep LaVine, Lopez to Bucks...Na ends win drought

UNDATED (AP) – Astros second baseman Jose Altuve  is the leading vote-getter for the July 17 All-Star game and will head an American League squad that has dominated the game over the last 25 years. Altuve claimed 4.8 million votes, one season after being named the AL MVP. Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper will start for the National League in his home ballpark.

CHICAGO (AP) – Zach LaVine  is staying with the Chicago Bulls, after the team matched a four-year, $80 million offer sheet that he got from the Sacramento Kings. LaVine was a restricted free agent, which meant the Bulls had right of first refusal. He appeared in only 24 games for the Bulls last season, averaging 16.7 points on 38 percent shooting.

UNDATED (AP) – A person familiar with the negotiations says Brook Lopez has agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Bucks. The 10-year NBA veteran averaged 13 points for the Lakers last season, about five points below his career average. A person familiar with the terms says Zaza Pachulia is signing a one-year, $2.4 million contract with the Pistons.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) – Kevin Na has broken a nearly seven-year winless drought on the PGA Tour by shooting a 6-under 64 for a five-stroke victory at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. Na birdied six of his first 10 holes to open up a big lead over third-round co-leader Kelly Kraft. The 34-year-old Na cruised from there and finished at 19-under 261.

ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) – Sei Young Kim became the first player in LPGA Tour history to go lower than 30 under in a tournament as she earned a nine-stroke victory at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. Kim ended up at minus-31 after closing the tournament with a 7-under 65. That broke by four shots to par the record Kim had shared with Annika Sorenstam.

Major League Scores from Sunday (7/8)


Final Tampa Bay 9 N-Y Mets 0
Final Seattle 6 Colorado 4
Final L-A Angels 4 L-A Dodgers 3


Final N-Y Yankees 2 Toronto 1, 10 Innings
Final Oakland 6 Cleveland 0
Final Texas 3 Detroit 0
Final Houston 2 Chi White Sox 1
Final Minnesota 10 Baltimore 1
Final Boston 7 Kansas City 4


Final Pittsburgh 4 Philadelphia 1
Final Miami 10 Washington 2
Final Milwaukee 10 Atlanta 3
Final Chi Cubs 6 Cincinnati 5, 10 Innings
Final San Francisco 13 St. Louis 8
Final San Diego 4 Arizona 3, 16 Innings

Brewers Take 2 1/2 Game Lead over Cubs in NL Central

UNDATED (AP) – Jesus Aguilar smacked his 20th home run and the Milwaukee Brewers earned their fifth straight win by holding off the Atlanta Braves, 5-4. Tyler Saladino slammed a two-run shot while Milwaukee was taking a 5-1 lead. Rookie Freddy Peralta allowed just one run over six innings to help the Brewers forge a 2  1/2-game lead over the second-place Cubs in the NL Central. The Reds beat the Cubs for the fifth straight time as Tyler Mahle held Chicago to one run and five hits over seven innings of a 3-2 victory at Wrigley Field.

Area Scoreboard 7/7

HS Baseball

Cedar Rapids Washington 5 , Wahlert 2
Cedar Rapids Washington 5 , Wahlert  3

Western Dubuque 1 , Dyersville Beckman 0

Western Dubuque 2 , Dyersville Beckman 0

HS Softball

Bellevue 2, Durant 1

4A and 3A Substate Baseball Pairings

The pairings for the 4-A and 3-A post season tournament have been announced.

In Class 4A first round games on Friday, July 13th: In Substate 5; Hempstead drew the number three seed and will host fourth seed Davenport West at Petrakis Park while Senior is number five seed and will travel to second seed Davenport Central. The top seed is North Scott who will host 6th seed Clinton.  In Substate 5; Western Dubuque is the number two seed and will host fifth seed Bettendorf. The top seed is Cedar Rapids Prairie who will host sixth seed Waterloo East, and third seed Linn-Mar hosts fourth seed Pleasant Valley. The highest remaining seeds in each substate get a bye in the semi-finals while the other two remaining teams meet at the home of the higher seed on Monday, July 16th. The substate final will be Wednesday, July 18th.

In Class 3A first round district games will also be on July 13th.  In District 8 of Substate 4: Wahlert will play Mount Vernon at 5 o’clock at Maquoketa to be followed by Davenport Assumption and Maquoketa. The winners square off in Maquoketa on July 16th for the District title and spot in the Substate Final on July 18th.

Emendorfer Elected to WFCA Hall of Fame

University of Wisconsin Platteville head football coach Mike Emendorfer will join the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The 2019 Class was announced yesterday.

Emendorfer will be marking his 19th season as Pioneer head coach this fall. He became the winningest coach in Pioneer history in 2016 and has been named the WIAC Coach of the Year twice. Since 2011, the Pioneers have compiled a 48-15 record, with NCAA III playoff appearances in 2013 and 2016.

Emendorfer and the other inductees will be recognized March 30 at the WFCA Hall of Fame Banquet.

Regional MLB Recaps from Thursday (7/5)

   Brewers Whip Braves

UNDATED (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers won a matchup of division leaders on Thursday to move 1  1/2 games ahead of the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central. Hernan Perez was 3-for-4 with a two-run homer as the Brewers whipped the Braves, 7-2. Jhoulys Chacin  and Dan Jennings combined for a three-hitter and blanked Atlanta after the first inning. Chacin gave up the three hits over seven frames and improved to 7-3.   Braves starter and loser Max Fried lasted just three innings, yielding four runs on four hits and three walks.


Cardinals, Gyorko Slam Giants

– The Cardinals hammered the Giants 11-2 as Jedd Gyorko had three hits, including a home run and five RBIs. Matt Carpenter and Harrison Bader also went deep while Yadier Molina singled three times as part of the Redbirds’ season-high, 18-hit attack. Luke Weaver retired his first 16 hitters and left the game after allowing two hits over eight innings.


Astros Nip Whitesoxs

– The Astros blew a 2-0 lead before George Springer and Yuli Gurriel provided RBI singles in the bottom of the ninth to give Houston a 4-3 win over the White Sox. Jose Altuve launched a two-run homer in the fifth, but Omar Narvaez and Leury Garcia belted solo shots while Chicago was taking a 3-2 lead. Justin Verlander struck out 10 over seven innings of the Astros’ third straight win.


Twins Snap 6 Game Losing Streak

– Aaron Slegers picked up his first big league win by allowing a run and three this over six innings of the Twins’ 5-2 decision over the Orioles. Slegers took a shutout into the fifth before Jonathan Schoop hit the first of his two home runs. Logan Morrison belted a solo shot and Jake Cave was 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored as Minnesota ended a six-game losing streak.

Area Scoreboard for Thursday (7/5)

High School Baseball

  • #1 2-A Cascade 4, Hempstead 3
  • #4 2-A Dyersville Beckman 7, Senior 5
  • Wahlert 4, Treynor 1 (at Mt. Mercy in Cedar Rapids)
  • Western Dubuque 5, Cedar Rapids Washington 4
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic won twice at Ed-Co 4-3 and 18-3.

Regional High School Softball Scores

Class 5A Region 7

  • Senior 6, Iowa City West 0 (Senior at Hempstead on Saturday at 5:30)

Class 4A Region 7

  • Wahlert 1, Maquoketa 0 (Wahlert travels to 5th ranked Independence on Saturday 7pm)
  • Marion 12, Clinton 11 (Marion at Western Dubuque on Saturday 7pm)

Class 3A thru 1A Regional play continues tonight in the semi-finals:

Class 3A Region 8: Dyersville Beckman is at #1 Davenport Assumption (7:00)

Class 2A Region 8: Bellevue is at #1 Durant (7:00)

Second-round stunners...Simpson leads PGA event...Cueto returning...Jenner, Jackets agree

LONDON (AP) – Wimbledon will continue without third seeds Garbine Muguruza and Marin Cilic, who were beaten in the second round at the All England Club on Thursday. Muguruza was stunned 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 by 47th-ranked Alison Van Uytvanck, and Cilic blew a two-sets-to-none lead in a 3-6, 1-6, 6-4, 7-6, 7-5 loss to Argentina’s Guido Pella. Women’s top seed Simona Halep advanced to the third round with a 7-5, 6-0 rout of Saisai Zheng, and top-ranked Rafael Nadal reached Round 3 by earning a 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 win over Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. (AP) – Webb Simpson is off to a great start at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. He shot a 9-under 61 in the PGA event for a one-stroke lead over Whee Kim. Simpson posted his career-best score after shaking off a two-hour weather delay with six holes left in his round.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Johnny Cueto  is expected to be reinstated from the disabled list and pitch when the Giants open a four-game series at home against the Cardinals. Cueto was placed on the disabled list May 1 with inflammation in his right elbow. He is 3-0 with a 0.84 ERA in five starts this season.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Columbus Blue Jackets have worked out a contract with restricted free agent Boone Jenner. A person with direct knowledge of the contract told The Associated Press that the forward will receive $15 million over the next four seasons. Jenner had 13 goals and tied his career high with 19 assists for the Jackets last season.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Jeff Long will take over as the Kansas athletic director on Aug. 1. The longtime Arkansas AD signed a five-year, fully guaranteed contract and takes over for Sheahon Zenger, who led the department for seven years. Zenger was fired May 21 for what Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod called “a lack of progress” within the department.

MLB Scoreboard for Thursday (7/5)


Final Texas 7 Detroit 5
Final Minnesota 5 Baltimore 2
Final Houston 4 Chi White Sox 3
Final Seattle 4 L-A Angels 1


Final Washington 14 Miami 12
Final Milwaukee 7 Atlanta 2
Final San Diego 6 Arizona 3
Final St. Louis 11 San Francisco 2

4-A and 5-A High School Softball Regionals

High School Softball Regionals

Two of the three Dubuque High School softball teams begin regional tournament play this evening that leads to the state tournament.

In Class 4A Region 7: Wahlert will play host to Maquoketa at 5:30.( You can hear that game on AM 1370 this evening, with pregame around 5:20pm). The winner moves to the semi-finals Saturday evening to play at #1 ranked Independence. Also tonight in that region, Marion will host Clinton with the winner advancing to play at Western Dubuque on Saturday evening.

In Class 5A Region 7: Senior is hosting Iowa City West at 5:30. The winner advances to the semi-finals playing at 3rd ranked Hempstead on Saturday evening.

Federer, Serena advance, Wozniacki losses...Yanks put Torres on DL...Cavs ink Sexton

LONDON (AP) – Men’s top seed Roger Federer and seven-time champion Serena Williams were able to advance to the third round at Wimbledon with straight-sets victories on Wednesday. Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki went out before the third round for the fourth time in seven years, losing 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 to Ekaterina Makarova of Russia. Other winners during Day 3 include women’s seventh seed Karolina Pliskova , ninth seed Venus Williams and No. 10 Madison Keys, along with men’s No. 13 Milos Raonic and No. 11 Sam Querrey.

UNDATED (AP) – New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres has landed on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained right hip. Torres was removed from Wednesday’s game after striking out in his second at-bat in the fourth inning. The rookie is hitting .296 and already has 15 home runs and 42 RBIs in 62 games.

UNDATED (AP) – The Cleveland Cavaliers signed guard Collin Sexton to a rookie contract. The Cavs selected Sexton with the No. 8 overall pick in last month’s NBA draft. He averaged 19.2 points as a freshman at Alabama and played his best in big games while leading the Crimson Tide to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2012.

PHILADELPHIA – A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Amir Johnson has accepted a one-year deal with the 76ers. The 13-year NBA veteran was primarily a reserve for the 76ers last season, averaging 4.6 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. Philadelphia is the fourth club for the 31-year-old, who will be entering his 14th NBA season this fall.

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) – U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan says he never knew of sexual abuse by a now-deceased doctor who examined wrestlers Jordan helped coach decades ago at Ohio State University. Jordan repeatedly denied claims by ex-wrestlers Mike DiSabato and Dunyasha Yetts, who say the powerful Republican congressman from Ohio knew back then that Richard Strauss was groping male athletes. Male Ohio State athletes from 14 sports have alleged sexual misconduct by Strauss, whose death in 2005 was ruled a suicide.

MLB Scoreboard from Wednesday (7/4)


Final Boston 3 Washington 0
Final N-Y Yankees 6 Atlanta 2
Final Miami 3 Tampa Bay 0
Final Chi Cubs 5 Detroit 2
Final Philadelphia 4 Baltimore 1
Final Oakland 4 San Diego 2
Final Milwaukee 3 Minnesota 2
Final N-Y Mets 6 Toronto 3
Final Cincinnati 7 Chi White Sox 4


Final L-A Angels 7 Seattle 4
Final Houston 5 Texas 4, 10 Innings
Final Cleveland 3 Kansas City 2


Final L-A Dodgers 6 Pittsburgh 4
Final Colorado 1 San Francisco 0
Final St. Louis 8 Arizona 4

MLB Scorecard from July 3


Final    Chi  Cubs                5    Detroit            3

Final    Milwaukee              2    Minnesota        0

Final    Boston                  11    Washington      4

Final    N-Y  Yankees          8    Atlanta            5

Final    Philadelphia        3    Baltimore        2

Final    Toronto                  8    N-Y  Mets          6

Final    Tampa  Bay              9    Miami                6,  16  Innings

Final    Chi  White  Sox    12    Cincinnati      8,  12  Innings

Final    Oakland                  6    San  Diego        2


Final    Houston          5    Texas                  3

Final    Cleveland      6    Kansas  City      4

Final    Seattle          4    L-A  Angels        1


Final    Colorado            8    San  Francisco      1

Final    Arizona              4    St.  Louis              2

Final    L-A  Dodgers      8    Pittsburgh            3

Iowa Shrine Bowl Game

The 46th annual Iowa Shrine Bowl football game will be played later this month at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. The game on Saturday, July 21st features just graduated high school seniors representing the North and the South.  A handful of area players will be on the North roster: Sam Schnee of Senior, Blake Bradley of Wahlert Catholic and Quentin Recker of Cascade.

The players will report to camp on July 15th to prepare for the game and participate in a number of activities through the week which includes meeting staff members from the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. To date, the Iowa Shrine Bowl has raised over $2,600,000 for The Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.

Area Scoreboard from Monday (7/2)

High School Baseball

  • Wahlert split with Iowa City High winning 6-3 and falling 9-4.
  • Hempstead lost twice to #5 Cedar Rapids Prairie 8-4 and 11-3.
  • Senior dropped two against #9 Iowa City West 5-3 and 7-2.
  • Western Dubuque beat Mt. Vernon twice 5-1 and 2-1.
  • #1 2A Cascade swept Camanche 7-0 and 10-0 (5)
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic lost twice to Midland 5-3 and 7-3.
  • Clayton Ridge-Central lost twice to South Winneshiek 12-0 and 13-0.
  • Maquoketa lost to Solon twice 10-0 and 11-0.

High School Softball

  • Wahlert took two from Senior 3-1 and 6-5.
  • #3 5-A Hempstead split with Cedar Rapids Prairie winning 5-3 and losing 9-2.

Regional Tournament Scores

Class 1A

  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 12, Easton Valley 0 (Marquette at #9 Lisbon this evening)

Class 2A

  • Clayton Ridge 19, Maquoketa Valley 14 (Clayton Ridge at #1 Durant this evening)

(Class 3-A regional tournament gets underway this evening:  Dyersville Beckman at West Delaware)

Lakers get Rondo, McGee...Jazz keep Favors...Redick stays in Philly...Brazil, Belgium advance

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Rajon Rondo and JaVale McGee are joining LeBron James in Los Angeles. A person with knowledge of the situation says Rondo has agreed to sign a one-year contract with the Lakers, while another person confirmed that McGee has accepted a one-year package worth just under $2.4 million. ESPN says the Lakers will pay Rondo $9 million after he averaged 8.3 points and 8.2 assists for New Orleans last season.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Derrick Favors and the Utah Jazz have worked out a two-year contract that could be worth up to $36 million. Favors averaged 12.3 points last season for the Jazz, who reached the Western Conference semifinals. The eight-year veteran has played the last seven seasons with the Jazz, averaging 12.1 points and 7.4 rebounds.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia 76ers and guard J.J. Redick have agreed to a one-year contract, according to a person familiar with the deal. Redick averaged a career-high 17.1 points and shot 42 percent from 3-point range last season, his first with the Sixers. He has averaged 16 points over the last five seasons, hitting 41.5% of his 3-point attempts.

UNDATED (AP) – Brazil and Belgium have advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals and will square off Friday in Kazan, Russia. Neymar had a goal and an assist as the Brazilians blanked Mexico, 2-0. Belgium erased a two-goal deficit before Nacer Chaldi scored in the fourth minute of injury time to give his country a 3-2 win over Japan.

LONDON (AP) – Men’s top seed Roger Federer and seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams have reached the second round at All England Club. Federer needed just 79 minutes to take his opening-round match in straight sets, and Williams needed six match points before advancing. Monday’s upset victims included men’s sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov, women’s fourth seed Sloane Stephens, No. 5 Elina Svitolina and No. 16 Coco Vandeweghe .

MLB Scoreboard from Monday (7/2)



Final Atlanta 5 N-Y Yankees 3, 11 Innings
Final Boston 4 Washington 3
Final Cincinnati 5 Chi White Sox 3
Final Miami 3 Tampa Bay 2, 10 Innings
Final Milwaukee 6 Minnesota 5, 10 Innings


Final Detroit 3 Toronto 2, 10 Innings
Final Cleveland 9 Kansas City 3


Final Colorado 5 San Francisco 2
Final St. Louis 6 Arizona 3
Final L-A Dodgers 17 Pittsburgh 1

Regional MLB Recaps from Sunday (7/1)

Big 2nd Propels Cubs over Twins

Pitcher Jon Lester belted a three-run homer that ignited the Cubs’ eight-run second in an 11-10 triumph over the Twins. Javier Baez doubled home a pair in the second and Ian Happ supplied a solo blast that put Chicago ahead 10-3 in the fifth. Lester improved to 11-2 and the Cubs picked up their fourth straight win after surviving Minnesota’s five-run eighth.


Reds Rout Brewers

The Reds’ 8-2 rout of the Brewers leaves Milwaukee just a half-game ahead of the second-place Cubs in the NL Central. Jose Peraza connected in the sixth inning for the Reds’ ninth slam this year, tying the single-season franchise record set in 2002. Matt Harvey won his third consecutive start by holding the Brewers to two hits over 5 2/3 innings.


Cardinals Swept by Braves

The Braves kept their three-game lead in the NL East by building a 6-0 lead before holding off the Cardinals, 6-5. Freddie Freeman crushed a two-run homer and Charlie Culberson drove in two runs to back Mike Foltynewicz, who pitched one-hit ball while striking out nine over five shutout innings. Tommy Pham hit a three-run homer in a five-run seventh before the Cardinals dropped their fourth in a row to stay 5  1/2 games off the NL Central lead.


Whitesoxs Overpower Rangers

– Avisail Garcia went 4-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored as the White Sox doubled up the Rangers, 10-5. Jose Abreu and Matt Davidson drove in three runs apiece to back Reynaldo Lopez, who allowed two runs over 6 1/3 innings.



Lakers get Lebron...Tavares goes home...Busch wins at Chicagoland...Russians, Croatians win

CLEVELAND (AP) – LeBron James has agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. This is the third time in eight years James has changed teams, returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014 after four seasons in Miami. The 14-time All-Star is ranked seventh on the NBA’s all-time list with 31,038 points.

TORONTO (AP) – Superstar center John Tavares is going home, agreeing to terms on a seven-year, $77 million contract with his childhood team, the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tavares had spent his entire NHL career with the Islanders after being taken first overall in the 2009 draft. He scored 37 goals and 84 points while playing all 82 games for New York last season.

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) – Kyle Busch outdueled Kyle Larson on a wild final lap to win NASCAR’s Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway. Busch moved into the lead on a restart with 58 laps to go, replacing Kevin Harvick at the front of the field. It was Busch’s fifth victory overall this year and his second win at Chicagoland. Harvick was third, followed by Truex and Clint Bowyer. Truex was trying for his third straight victory at Chicago.

MOSCOW (AP) – Russia has eliminated Spain from the World Cup. The Russians survived two hours of dominance from the 2010 champions in a 1-1 draw, and then won a penalty shootout 4-3. Also on Sunday, Danijel Subasic made three saves in the shootout as Croatia beat Denmark 3-2 on penalties to advance to a quarterfinal against Russia.

POTOMAC, Md. (AP) – Francesco Molinari picked up his first PGA victory by delivering a record performance to win the final edition of the Quicken Loans National. The Italian closed with an 8-under 62 for an eight-shot victory, matching the largest margin this year on the PGA Tour. Molinari holed a 50-foot eagle putt to start the back nine, and he never stopped until he turned the final round into a runaway and finished 21 under to break the tournament record by seven shots.

MLB Scoreboard from Sunday (7/1)


Final Chi Cubs 11 Minnesota 10


Final Baltimore 8 L-A Angels 2
Final Detroit 9 Toronto 1
Final Tampa Bay 3 Houston 2
Final Chi White Sox 10 Texas 5
Final Cleveland 15 Oakland 3
Final Seattle 1 Kansas City 0
Final N-Y Yankees 11 Boston 1


Final N-Y Mets 5 Miami 2
Final Cincinnati 8 Milwaukee 2
Final Philadelphia 4 Washington 3, 13 Innings
Final Atlanta 6 St. Louis 5
Final Pittsburgh 7 San Diego 5
Final San Francisco 9 Arizona 6
Final L-A Dodgers 6 Colorado 4

Sports News

UNDATED (AP) Derrick Rose and the Minnesota Timberwolves will be counting on one another next season. The 2011 NBA MVP has agreed to a one-year deal worth nearly $2.4 million to stay with Minnesota, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said early Sunday.

LONDON (AP) – Serena Williams says she thinks it isn’t fair that she has been drug-tested more than other American tennis players this year. Williams said at a pre-tournament news conference at Wimbledon: “Just test everyone equally.” She was asked about the issue on Sunday because of a recent Deadspin story that said Williams had been checked five times in 2018 by last month, more than other U.S. women and men in the sport. Williams said she found it “a little frustrating” that she was deemed to have missed a test last month when a sample collector showed up at her house about 12 hours earlier than the time she had indicated she’d be available.

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) – Paul Menard will start from the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. Menard turned a lap at 180.012 mph to edge Ryan Blaney. Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin and Kurt Busch rounded out the top five in Saturday’s qualifying. It’s the second career pole for Menard, who has just one top-five finish this season.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – St. Louis Blues goalie Carter Hutton is expected to sign with the Buffalo Sabres once the NHL’s free-agency period opens Sunday, according to a person with direct knowledge of the discussions. The person tells The Associated Press that the two sides are close to having the framework of a deal in place after Hutton visited Buffalo this week.

MLB scores from Saturday


Final    Chi  Cubs    14    Minnesota      9


Final    Toronto            4    Detroit                  3

Final    L-A  Angels      6    Baltimore              2

Final    Oakland            7    Cleveland              2

Final    Tampa  Bay        5    Houston                  2

Final    Boston            11    N-Y  Yankees          0

Final    Texas              13    Chi  White  Sox      4

Final    Seattle            6    Kansas  City          4


Final    Cincinnati          12    Milwaukee          3

Final    Miami                    5    N-Y  Mets            2

Final    Philadelphia        3    Washington        2

Final    Colorado                3    L-A  Dodgers      1

Final    Atlanta                11    St.  Louis          4

Final    San  Diego              4    Pittsburgh        3

Final    San  Francisco      7    Arizona              0

MLB Scores From Friday And Today's Schedule


Final Chi Cubs 10 Minnesota 6


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


Final Washington 17 Philadelphia 7
Final Miami 8 N-Y Mets 2
Final Milwaukee 8 Cincinnati 2
Final Atlanta 5 St. Louis 1
Final San Francisco 2 Arizona 1
Final Colorado 3 L-A Dodgers 1
Final Pittsburgh 6 San Diego 3



Minnesota at Chi Cubs 2:20 p.m.


Detroit at Toronto 1:07 p.m.
L-A Angels at Baltimore 4:05 p.m.
Cleveland at Oakland 4:05 p.m.
Houston at Tampa Bay 4:10 p.m.
Boston at N-Y Yankees 7:15 p.m.
Chi White Sox at Texas 9:05 p.m.
Kansas City at Seattle 10:10 p.m.


Milwaukee at Cincinnati 4:10 p.m.
N-Y Mets at Miami 4:10 p.m.
Washington at Philadelphia 6:05 p.m.
Colorado at L-A Dodgers 7:15 p.m.
Atlanta at St. Louis 7:15 p.m.
Pittsburgh at San Diego 10:10 p.m.
San Francisco at Arizona 10:10 p.m.


Area Scoreboard from Thursday (6/28)

High School Baseball

  • Hempstead split with #5 Iowa City West winning 3-0 and losing 6-3.
  • Wahlert 8, Iowa City Liberty 5
  • #1 2A Cascade sweeps North Cedar 12-2 and 11-0.( In the game one victory head coach Roamn Hummel with career win number 250) Cougars (25-2)
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic lost twice to Springville 4-3 and 3-0.

High School Softball

  • #3 5A Hempstead sweeps Cedar Rapids Washington 18-0 and 18-2.
  • Senior sweeps Iowa City West 7-1 and 12-2.
  • Wahlert split with Linn-Mar winning 3-1 and losing 11-0.
  • Cascade takes two from North Cedar 13-3 and 12-2.
  • Bellevue split with Monticello winning 9-5 and losing 8-2.
  • Mount Vernon 3, Western Dubuque 2
  • Mount Vernon 4, Dyersville Beckman 2

Correa to DL...Bucs' QB suspended...Colombia advances in World Cup...Co-leaders at PGA event

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is heading to the 10-day disabled list because of a stiff back. Correa sat out games on Tuesday and Wednesday and will be placed on the DL today, but he could be activated in time for the Astros’ series with the Chicago White Sox next weekend. Correa is hitting .268 with 13 home runs and 49 RBIs in 73 games.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first three games of the upcoming season for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. The discipline stems from the league’s investigation of an accusation that the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner groped a female Uber driver during a ride the quarterback took in Arizona in March 2016. He will be eligible to return to the team on Sept. 25, the day after Tampa Bay plays the Pittsburgh Steelers.

MOSCOW (AP) – Colombia has worked its way into the knockout round for the second straight World Cup by beating Senegal, 1-0. Colombia star James Rodriguez let in the 31st minute as he battles a calf injury. Yesterday’s other World Cup games have England losing to Belgium 1-0, Tunisia knocking off Panama 2-1 and Poland blanking Japan 1-0.

POTOMAC, Md. (AP) – Andrew Landry and J.J. Spaun share the first-round lead at the PGA’s Quicken Loans National in Potomac, Maryland. Landry set the pace with a 7-under 63 before Spaun matched his round, leaving them one ahead of Billy Horschel and Andrew Putnam. Tiger Woods unveiled a new putter, but it rendered the same results as he missed several short birdie putts in an even-par 70.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Jerry Kelly owns a two-stroke lead over four others through one round of the U.S. Senior Open. Kelly made his only bogey of the day on 18 to close out a 4-under 66. Rocco Mediate, Miguel Angel Jimenez Kevin Sutherland and Deane Pappas finished at 68, and Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz shot an 85 after winning his tournament qualifier in a playoff.

Area Scoreboard (6/26)

High School Baseball

Benton Community 4, Western Dubuque 3

Benton Community 9, Western Dubuque7

High School Softball

Hempstead 5, Senior 2

Senior 1, Hempstead 0

Wahlert 8, Waterloo East 0

Waterloo East 9, Wahlert 8

Class 1A, 2A District Baseball Pairings Released

The pairings for the Class 2A and 1A high school baseball district tournaments have been announced. In Class 2A, Cascade and Dyersville Beckman have drawn the top seeds in their respective districts and will hosts district semi-finals on July 10th and district final contests on July 14th. In District 6, Cascade will meet the winner of the Waterloo Columbus-Union La Porte City first round match-up. In District 7, Beckman will face off with the winner of the Bellevue at Northeast Goose Lake contest. In Class 1A District 8, Bellevue Marquette Catholic will travel to Midland Wyoming on July 10th for a first round game. The Class 3A and 4A Substate tournament brackets will be released next week.


MLB Scoreboard (6/26)

Cubs 9, Dodgers 4

White Sox 8, Minnesota 4

Milwaukee 5, Kansas City 1

St. Louis 11, Cleveland 2

Tampa Bay 1, Washington 0

Yankees 6, Philadelphia 0

San Diego 3, Texas 2

Seattle 3, Baltimore 2

Oakland 9, Detroit 7

Boston 9, Angels 1

Houston 7, Toronto 0

Mets 4, Pittsburgh 3 (10 innings)

Arizona 5, Miami 3

Cincinnati 5, Atlanta 3

San Francisco 3, Colorado 2


Baez's Bat Lifts Cubs Over LA...Braves Lead NL East Despite Loss to Harvey, Reds...Carpenter Homers Twice for Cards

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Javier Baez was the hitting star in the Chicago Cubs’ 9-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers, going 4-for-5 with a grand slam and a solo shot. Baez capped Chicago’s six-run sixth with a bases-loaded blast after Los Angeles carried a 2-1 lead into the inning. The outcome keeps the Cubs 2 1/2 games behind the NL East-leading Brewers and puts the Dodgers 2 1/2 behind Arizona in the NL West race.

ATLANTA (AP) – Atlanta’s 5-3 loss to Cincinnati keeps the Braves atop the NL East by 3 1/2 games over the Phillies. Matt Harvey had his best outing since joining the Reds, yielding just one run and six hits over 6 2/3s to drop his ERA to 5.28. Jesse Winker was 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles in Cincinnati’s eighth victory in nine games.

UNDATED (AP) – The New York Yankees have hung onto their half-game lead in the AL East following wins by the Bombers and Boston Red Sox. Aaron Hicks and Didi Gregorius each hit solo homers and Luis Severino picked up his major league-leading 12th win as the Yankees blanked the Phillies, 6-0 in Philadelphia. Jackie Bradley Jr. provided a solo shot and four RBIs in the Bosox’s fourth win in five games, a 9-1 trouncing of the Los Angeles Angels.

HOUSTON (AP) – Charlie Morton improved to 10-1 and the Houston Astros kept their 3 1/2-game lead over Seattle in the AL West with a 7-0 shutout of Toronto. Alex Bregman went 4-for-5 with a two-run homer and two runs scored to back Morton, who struck out 13 over seven innings. Kyle Seager drilled a solo homer and provided the go-ahead, two-run single in the eighth inning of the Mariners’ 3-2 victory at Baltimore.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Matt Carpenter hit a pair of solo homers and an RBI single in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 11-2 thumping of the Cleveland Indians. Jose Martinez clubbed a three-run blast and Kolten Wong added a two-run shot in support of Carlos Martinez, who struck out eight and allowed two runs over six innings. Corey Kluber was rocked for six runs in just 1 2/3 innings as the Indians saw their lead in the AL Central stay at 7 1/2 games over Minnesota following the Twins’ 8-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox.

Dubuquer to Carry Torch at National Special Olympics

Two Dubuque Special Olympians will be competing as members of Team Iowa at the National Special Olympics Games July 1-6 in Seattle. Josh Hickey and Lacey Kutch are among the 4,000 athletes from all 50 states gathering at the University of Washington’s Husky Stadium for the games. Hickey has been given the special honor of carrying the Olympic torch during the opening ceremonies Sunday afternoon. Hickey has participated in Special Olympics for 18 years and calls it the highlight of his career. He will be the first athlete to carry the torch once it arrives at the stadium. Hickey says he can’t say enough about what the Special Olympics has meant to him. Hickey will be competing in five events during the games: the 100 meters, 400 meters, shotput, long jump, and high jump. The opening ceremonies will be televised on KCRG starting at 2:30 Sunday afternoon. The games themselves are being televised by the ESPN family of networks with coverage mainly on ESPN2.

Area Scoreboard for Monday (6/25)

High School Baseball

  • Wahlert sweeps at #4 Iowa City West 5-0 and 5-3.
  • Senior split with Linn-Mar losing 3-0 then winning 6-5.
  • Hempstead split with Iowa City High winning 5-2 and falling 7-5.
  • Western Dubuque sweeps #4 3-A Solon 1-0 and 5-2. (Game 1 Sam Goodman throws his 2nd no hitter of the season)(Game 2 Calvin Harris 3 hitter and 15 Ks)
  • #1 2-A Cascade lost both games to #8 2-A Monticello 3-0 and 13-12.
  • #6 2-A Dyersville Beckman split with Central Dewitt winning 4-3 and losing 8-6.
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic split with Maquoketa Valley winning 12-7 and falling 4-2.
  • Clayton Ridge Central split with Starmont winning 4-3, losing 12-1.
  • Maquoketa beat Anamosa twice 10-0 and 10-0.

High School Softball

  • #3 Hempstead sweeps Linn-Mar 1-0 and 3-0
  • Bellevue lost twice to Northeast 7-4 and 11-8.
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic lost twice to Maquoketa Valley 4-2 and 9-3.
  • Anamosa sweeps Maquoketa 10-8 and 4-0.
  • Clayton Ridge split with North Fayette Valley winning 16-14 and losing 20-7

Harden is MVP...Pacers dropping Stephenson...Jackson gets a new uniform

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) – Houston Rockets guard James Harden has come away with the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award after pacing the NBA in scoring, 3-pointers and 50-point games. He helped the Rockets win 65 games during the regular season and two playoff rounds before falling to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals. Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers has won rookie of the year honors, Los Angeles Clippers standout Lou Williams is the sixth man of the year and Dwane Casey is the coach of the year just over a month after being let go by the Toronto Raptors.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indiana Pacers have declined to pick up their option on Lance Stephenson, allowing the point guard to become a free agent this Sunday. Stephenson brought grit off the bench for a team that won 48 games and almost knocked off Cleveland in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. The eight-year veteran averaged 9.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game last season.

DETROIT (AP) – Edwin Jackson worked six innings yesterday while joining Octavio Dotel as the only players to see action with 13 different major league teams. Jackson allowed a run and six hits in his Oakland Athletics debut, a 5-4 comeback win at Detroit. Nicholas Castellanos  slammed a three-run homer to put the Tigers ahead 4-1 in the seventh, but the A’s chipped away before Jed Lowrie hit a tiebreaking, solo blast in the top of the ninth.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) – The Atlanta Falcons have signed a one-year deal with safety Ron Parker, who spent the last five seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. The 30-year-old Parker had 318 tackles, nine interceptions and seven sacks in 80 games with the Chiefs. He started in all 16 games in 2017 and had 67 tackles with two interceptions.

UNDATED (AP) – Spain won Group B at the World Cup as substitute Iago Aspas scored the late equalizer in a 2-2 draw with Morocco. Portugal had to settle for a 1-1 tie with Iran after Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty kick, costing the Portuguese first place in Group B. Salem Aldawsari scored with almost the last kick to send Saudi Arabia to a 2-1 victory over Egypt, at matchup of two teams that had already been eliminated.

MLB Scores from Monday (6/25)


Final N-Y Yankees 4 Philadelphia 2
Final Tampa Bay 11 Washington 0
Final Texas 7 San Diego 4
Final St. Louis 4 Cleveland 0


Final Oakland 5 Detroit 4
Final Kansas City 2 L-A Angels 0
Final Seattle 5 Baltimore 3
Final Toronto 6 Houston 3


Final Miami 9 Arizona 5
Final Pittsburgh 6 N-Y Mets 4
Final Atlanta 5 Cincinnati 4, 11 Innings
Final L-A Dodgers 2 Chi Cubs 1

Cascade Baseball Continues Top Ranking

The 21-and-0 Cascade Cougars are  still locked in at number one in the latest Class 2-A high school baseball rankings from the Iowa Baseball Coaches Association.  The Cougars are one of just two teams in the state of Iowa still unbeaten. Dyersville Beckman is ranked 6th again in Class 2-A.

Western Dubuque again received consideration votes this week for the Class 4-A top 10.  From the Mississippi Valley, Cedar Rapids Prairie is ranked 3rd and Iowa City West is rated 5th.

Fighting Saints NHL Draft

There were three players with Dubuque Fighting Saints connections taken during the NHL Draft that wrapped up on Saturday in Dallas.

The first selection came in the third round with Joey Keane selected with the 88th pick overall by the New York Rangers.

Fighting Saints prospect defenseman Simon Kjellberg, was selected in the 6th round, 163rd overall, by the Rangers and Saints goaltender Matthew Thiessen was  selected in the 7th round, 192nd overall, by the Vancouver Canucks.

Regional MLB Recaps

Reds Finish Sweep of Cubs

– Pitcher Mike Lorenzen connected for a pinch-hit homer and the Reds won their seventh in a row by rallying past the Cubs, 8-6. Lorenzen’s blast came one day after hurler Anthony DeSclafani hit a grand slam against Chicago. Jesse Winker added a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the seventh before Joey Votto doubled home the go-ahead run four batters later.


Cards Salvage Split with Brewers

– Luke Weaver worked into the sixth inning and Jose Martinez belted a three-run homer as the Cardinals posted an 8-2 whipping of the Brewers. Weaver allowed a pair of first-inning runs but settled down to hold Milwaukee to five hits over 5 2/3s. The Brewers’ lead in the NL Central remains two games over Chicago, with the Redbirds 4  1/2 games back.


Soxs Roll Athletics

– The White Sox trounced the Athletics, 10-3 as Yoan Moncada  smacked a three-run homer and had six RBIs. Daniel Palka and Yolmer Sanchez also connected for Chicago, which had dropped nine of 10.


Twins Snap Rangers Streak

– Minnesota ended the Rangers’ seven-game winning streak as Jose Berrios  struck out a career-best 12 in seven innings of a 2-0 shutout of Texas. Bobby Wilson and Robbie Grossman each singled in a run to back Berrios, who allowed just three hits to help the Twins stop a three-game skid. Losing pitcher Bartolo Colon allowed two runs and seven hits over seven frames.

Sports News from Associated Press

Colombia eliminates Poland

MOSCOW (AP) – Radamel Falcao’s first World Cup goal led Colombia to a 3-0 victory over Poland and kept the team in the running for a spot in the knockout round. Poland was eliminated.

Falcao’s goal was sandwiched by tallies by Yerry Mina and Juan Cuadrado between the 40th and 75th minutes.

Both teams lost Group H openers and knew another loss would end their hopes of advancing.

Also Sunday, Harry Kane scored a hat trick and England secured a place in the last 16 at the World Cup with a 6-1 rout of Panama. England goes into the Group G finale against Belgium level on points and with the same goal difference after conceding a late goal against Panama, which was eliminated after two matches in its World Cup debut.

Senegal and Japan drew 2-2 in Sunday’s other match.

Caps hang onto Carlson

WASHINGTON (AP) – The NHL’s free agent market won’t include one of the league’s highly-coveted blueliners.

The Washington Capitals have re-signed John Carlson to an eight-year, $64 million contract that allows the Stanley Cup champions to keep the do-it-all defenseman. Carlson led all defensemen with 68 points in the regular season and 20 in the playoffs to help Washington win the Metropolitan Division and then the Stanley Cup.

The contract makes Carlson the second-highest-paid player on the Capitals behind Alex Ovechkin.

Watson wins 3rd Travelers title

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) – Bubba Watson overcame a six-stroke deficit to win his third Travelers Championship title.

Watson closed with a 7-under 63 for a 17-under total and a three-shot win over Paul Casey, Stewart Cink (sink), Beau Hossler and J.B. Holmes.

Watson became the first three-time winner on the PGA Tour this season, and pulled within one of Billy Casper’s tournament record of four victories.

Casey surged up the leaderboard with a 62.

Scott McCarron wins Champions event in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Scott McCarron came away with the American Family Insurance Championship with an 8-under 64 for a one-stroke victory over hometown player Jerry Kelly.

The 52-year-old McCarron birdied Nos. 14-16 and parred the final two to hold on for his first victory of the season and seventh in three years on the PGA Tour Champions. He finished at 15-under 201 at University Ridge.

Kelly shot 65, also parring the final two holes.

Truex conquers Sonoma again

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) – Martin Truex Jr. has won at Sonoma for the second time in his career, taming the challenging road course for an easy win over Kevin Harvick.

The defending Cup Series champion waited to pit until the 81st lap, a full eight laps later than Harvick. The decision left fresher tires on Truex’s car down the stretch and allowed him to pass Harvick for the lead around the final hairpin turn with 20 laps to go.

Clint Bowyer finished third and Chase Elliott was fourth.

MLB Scores from Sunday (6/24)


Final Atlanta 7 Baltimore 3


Final Boston 5 Seattle 0
Final Tampa Bay 7 N-Y Yankees 6, 12 Innings
Final Cleveland 12 Detroit 2
Final Chi White Sox 10 Oakland 3
Final Houston 11 Kansas City 3
Final Minnesota 2 Texas 0
Final Toronto 7 L-A Angels 6, 10 Innings


Final Cincinnati 8 Chi Cubs 6
Final L-A Dodgers 8 N-Y Mets 7, 11 Innings
Final Arizona 3 Pittsburgh 0
Final St. Louis 8 Milwaukee 2
Final Miami 8 Colorado 5
Final San Francisco 3 San Diego 2, 11 Innings
Final Washington 8 Philadelphia 6

World Cup News

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) – Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored in injury time to give Brazil a 2-0 win over Costa Rica at the World Cup. Billed as one of the tournament favorites in Russia, Brazil has four points heading into its last group game against Serbia next Wednesday. Also today, Ahmed Musa made a spectacular entrance into the World Cup by scoring twice in Nigeria’s 2-0 victory over Iceland. The result means Nigeria, Iceland and Argentina are all still in contention to advance from Group D.

Brett Gardiner Back in Yankees Lineup

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Brett Gardner is back in the New York Yankees lineup after missing five games with right knee soreness. The left fielder is the leadoff hitter in the posted lineup in the press box for tonight’s game at Tampa Bay. Gardner entered Friday hitting .258 with five homers, 21 RBIs and 42 runs scored in 59 games. Giancarlo Stanton was slated to start in right field with Aaron Judge as the designated hitter.

Novak Djokovic Registers 800 Victories

LONDON (AP) – Novak Djokovic has become the 10th man to register 800 victories since the Open Era began in 1968. He beat France’s Adrian Mannarino today to reach the Queen’s Club semifinals in London. Djokovic, a 12-time Grand Slam champion, follows in the footsteps of Jimmy Connors, Roger Federer, John McEnroe and others.

Area Scoreboard 6/23

HS Baseball

Senior 7, Iowa City City High 6

Cascade, 8, North Linn 2

Wahlert loses in DH to CR Prairie. Scores 4-0 & 4-3

Western Dubuque split DH with Clear Creek-Amana. Scores 2-1 & 11-4


HS Softball

Ottumwa 6, Hempstead 1

Wahlert split DH with Iowa City West. Scores 4-2 & 7-3

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (6/22)

High School Baseball

  • Hempstead sweeps Cedar Falls 4-0 and 3-2 ( In game one, Mustangs pitcher Connor Crabill fired a no hitter with 8 strikeouts)
  • Wahlert swept Waterloo East 8-0 and 11-3
  • Western Dubuque swept Vinton Shellsburg 13-1 (6) and 7-4
  • #1 2A Cascade 2, #3 2A Wilton 0

High School Softball

  • Dubuque High School teams were all rained out

Iowa High School Softball Rankings

The Hempstead Mustangs are still standing at number three in the latest Iowa High School Girls Athletic Union weekly Class 5-A softball rankings just released. Cedar Rapids Kennedy is still top ranked in 5-A.

In Class 4A: Western Dubuque is now ranked 14th, down four spots from last week.

No other KDTH area teams are ranked.

The Union will release the Class 5-A and 4-A regional tournament pairings sometime today.

Rea Assigned to El Paso

The San Diego Padres have activated Cascade native pitcher Colin Rea from the 60 day disabled listed and optioned the right hander to the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas. Rea recently completed his rehabilitation assignment at Double-A San Antonio and will remain with El Paso until the Padres feel he is ready to rejoin them.

Suns get Ayton, Bridges in draft...Isles hire Trotz...MLB suspends Straily...Johnson, Spieth share lead

NEW YORK (AP) – The Phoenix Suns came away with two of the first 10 picks in the NBA draft last night, taking Arizona center Deandre Ayton with the top selection before acquiring Villanova’s Mikal Bridges from Philadelphia for Zhaire Smith and in unprotected first-round choice in 2021. Duke forward Marvin Bagley III went to Sacramento with the second choice, and the Atlanta Hawks picked up Luka Doncic with the third pick before dealing him to Dallas for point guard Trae Young, the fifth pick in the draft. Memphis used the No. 4 pick to select forward Jaren Jackson Jr. of Michigan State, and Orlando picked up Texas center Mohammed Bamba with the No. 6 choice.

At number 7 the Bulls selected Wendell Carter Jr. of Duke
at number 17 the Bucks selected NCAA Tourney star Donte Divincenzo of Villanova
at number 20 the Timberwolves chose Josh Okogie of Georgia Tech.

NEW YORK (AP) – Barry Trotz is the new head coach of the New York Islanders, two weeks after leading the Washington Capitals to the first Stanley Cup in their 43-season history. Trotz has the fifth-most wins of any coach in NHL history and led Washington to back-to-back Presidents’ Trophy seasons in 2015-16 and 2016-17. He reportedly agreed to a five-year package worth double what he would have made annually on a shorter contract with the Caps, a deal that caused him to resign as Washington’s bench boss on Monday.

UNDATED (AP) – Major League Baseball has handed down a five-game suspension to Marlins pitcher Dan Straily for his actions during Tuesday’s loss in San Francisco. Straily intentionally threw a pitch at Giants catcher Buster Posey while warnings were in place for both teams. MLB also suspended Marlins manager Don Mattingly for Friday’s game and fined Straily and Mattingly undisclosed amounts.

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) – Zach Johnson and Jordan Spieth each fired 7-under 63 to move into a first-place tie through one round of the PGA’s Travelers Championship near Hartford. Rory McIlroy missed a 13-foot for par on the final hole that would have given him a share of the lead. He’s tied for second with Brian Harmon and Peter Malnati.

UNDATED (AP) – Croatia has advanced to the knockout round of the World Cup by beating Argentina, 3-0. Lionel Messi failed to get even one shot off, five days after he missed a penalty in Argentina’s 1-1 draw with Iceland. France has advanced to the round of 16 with a 1-0 victory over Peru, and Australia stayed alive with a 1-1 draw against Denmark.

MLB Scores from Thursday (6/21)


Final Washington 4 Baltimore 2


Final N-Y Yankees 4 Seattle 3
Final Boston 9 Minnesota 2
Final L-A Angels 8 Toronto 5
Oakland at Chi White Sox, postponed


Final Colorado 6 N-Y Mets 4
Final Arizona 9 Pittsburgh 3
Final Cincinnati 6 Chi Cubs 2
Final Milwaukee 11 St. Louis 3
Final San Francisco 3 San Diego 0

Fighting Saints Ownership Now Includes Gaudreau and Girgensons

Two of the top players to wear a Dubuque Fighting Saints uniform are now part owners of the organization.  The Fighting Saints are announcing  Saints4Life Acquisitions, LLC, a group led by current NHL players Johnny Gaudreau and Zemgus Girgensons, along with NHL executive Peter Luukko, Stanley Cup champion coach Dan Bylsma, and a handful of other investors have purchased the equity stake held by Phillip Falcone in Northern Lights Hockey, LLC, the Fighting Saints’ ownership entity.

Gaudreau,  was a Clark Cup champion with the Saints, and a three-time NHL All-Star with the Calgary Flames while Girgensons, entering his sixth season with the Buffalo Sabres, holds the distinction of being the highest-drafted Dubuque Fighting Saint, and the highest and was part of the inaugural Fighting Saints team that captured the 2011 Clark Cup.

Luukko, a hockey industry veteran, brings over 25 years of hockey management experience to the Fighting Saints’ ownership group while Bylsma was a Stanley Cup champion coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Iowa wrestler leaves hospital after accidental shooting

Iowa wrestler leaves hospital after accidental shooting

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa wrestler Sam Stoll has been released from the hospital after being accidentally shot in the knee. Iowa coach Tom Brands said yesterday that Stoll had surgery Tuesday and that he is “doing well.”

Iowa City police said that a preliminary investigation found that the All-America wrestler Stoll was shot by mistake in a residence early Tuesday morning and that several other people were present.

Authorities say the investigation is ongoing. Iowa athletic officials were gathering information, and Brands says the school will follow its code of conduct policies once the police conclude their investigation.

Stoll placed fifth as a heavyweight at the NCAA Championships in March. He has one more season of eligibility remaining.

Area Scoreboard for Wednesday (6/20)

High School Baseball

  • Wahlert 5, Waterloo West 0 (2nd game ppd.)
  • Cedar Falls 5, Senior 2 (2nd game ppd.)
  • Hempstead 4, Waterloo East 0 (2nd game ppd.)

High School Softball

  • Clayton Ridge 9, West Central, Maynard 8

Wacha injured in Cards' loss...Nets getting Howard...NHL awards

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha  left Wednesday’s start against the Philadelphia Phillies with a left oblique strain. Wacha surrendered a two-run homer to Cesar Hernandez in the fourth inning and pitched to one more batter before he was replaced by Mike Mayers. Wacha is 8-2 with a 3.20 ERA this season.

UNDATED (AP) – A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press the Charlotte Hornets have agreed to trade eight-time All-Star center Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets for center Timofey Mozgov and two future second-round draft picks. Howard played only one season for Charlotte, averaging 16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds per game. He is due to make $23.8 million this season, the final year of his contract.

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Devils forward Taylor Hall has come away with the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player, beating out Kings captain Anze Kopitar and Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon in a contest between three first-time finalists for the award. Oilers captain Connor McDavid won the Ted Lindsay Award as the NHL players union’s choice as the league’s most outstanding player. Tampa Bay’s Victor Hedman received the Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenseman, and Predators goalie Pekka Rinne won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s top goalie.

UNDATED (AP) – Portugal, Spain and Uruguay each earned 1-0 wins in yesterday’s World Cup action. Cristiano Ronaldo notched his fourth goal of the tournament to carry Portugal past Morocco, and Diego Costa scored on a deflection to lead Spain’s victory win over Iran. Luis Suarez provided the lone goal for Uruguay in a win against Saudi Arabia.

UNDATED (AP) – Hall of Fame golfer and two-time major champion Hubert Green has died at age 71. The PGA Tour announced that Green died Tuesday after battling throat cancer. Green won the 1977 U.S. Open despite playing portions of the final round despite a threat against his life. He also captured the 1985 PGA Championship, one of his 19 Tour victories.

MLB Scores from Wednesday (6/20)


Final Cincinnati 5 Detroit 3
Final Toronto 5 Atlanta 4
Final Oakland 12 San Diego 4
Final Baltimore 3 Washington 0


Final Cleveland 12 Chi White Sox 0
Final N-Y Yankees 7 Seattle 5
Final Houston 5 Tampa Bay 1
Final Minnesota 4 Boston 1
Final Texas 3 Kansas City 2


Final Philadelphia 4 St. Louis 3
Final Chi Cubs 4 L-A Dodgers 0
Final San Francisco 6 Miami 5
Final Colorado 10 N-Y Mets 8
Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, postponed

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (6/20)

High School Softball

  • #3 5A Hempstead blanked Waterloo West twice 10-0 and 12-0.
  • Wahlert lost twice at #5 Cedar Rapids Jefferson 10-0 and 12-0
  • Senior defeated Cedar Falls twice 15-7 and 5-0.
  • Dyersville Beckman 12, Bellevue 2

Dodgers rally to beat Cubs...Kershaw to make rehab stint Saturday...Brown Suing Milwaukee

CHICAGO (AP) – Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to start for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday and could be back pitching in the majors soon. Manager Dave Roberts says the three-time NL Cy Young Award winner will be limited to four innings and 60 pitches as he recovers from a strained lower back. Kershaw threw a three-inning simulated game Monday night and said afterward that he felt really good.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – San Francisco Giants closer Hunter Strickland is expected to be out six to eight weeks after breaking the pinkie on his pitching hand. Strickland punched a door in frustration after blowing the save and taking the loss Monday against the Marlins. Sam Dyson and Tony Watson will be called upon to fill in for Strickland, who is 3-3 with 13 saves and a 2.84 ERA this season.

UNDATED (AP) – Russia has improved to 2-0 at World Cup, putting the host country on the brink of a berth in the knockout stage. Russia scored three times in a 15-minute span of the second half to beat Egypt, 3-1. Senegal knocked off Poland, 2-1, and Japan became the first Asian team to knock off a South American squad in World Cup by earning a 2-1 win against Colombia.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown has sued the city of Milwaukee and its police department, saying officers’ use of a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation constitutes excessive force and that they targeted him because he is black. The lawsuit alleges officers involved in his arrest used their incident report to try to reframe what happened to give the impression Brown was resistant and obstructed them. Brown had been talking with officers while waiting for a citation for illegally parking in a disabled spot outside a Walgreens last January when officers took him down because he didn’t immediately remove his hands from his pockets as ordered.

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) – Mike Hoffman was traded twice on Tuesday, going from the Ottawa Senators to the San Jose Sharks before landing with the Florida Panthers. Florida sent fourth- and fifth-round picks in this weekend’s NHL draft and a 2019 second-round pick to San Jose for Hoffman and a 2018 seventh-round pick. The Senators received defensive prospect Cody Donaghey and a 2020 fifth-round pick from the Sharks for forward Mikkel Boedker (BAHD’-kur), defensive prospect Julius Bergman and a 2020 sixth-round pick.

MLB Scores from Tuesday (6/19)


Final Washington 9 Baltimore 7
Final Atlanta 11 Toronto 4
Final Cincinnati 9 Detroit 5
Final L-A Angels 5 Arizona 4
Final Oakland 4 San Diego 2, 10 Innings


Final N-Y Yankees 7 Seattle 2
Final Cleveland 6 Chi White Sox 3
Final Minnesota 6 Boston 2
Final Tampa Bay 2 Houston 1
Final Texas 4 Kansas City 1


Final L-A Dodgers 4 Chi Cubs 3
Final Milwaukee 3 Pittsburgh 2
Final St. Louis 7 Philadelphia 6
Final Chi Cubs 2 L-A Dodgers 1, 10 Innings
Final Colorado 10 N-Y Mets 8
Final San Francisco 6 Miami 3

Wahlert State Champ Ramirez Commits to West Virginia

Wahlert High School state champion wrestler Josh Ramirez has announced he will wrestle for West Virginia University this coming season. In December, Ramirez who also was a three time state champion in Louisiana committed to Ohio State before changing his mind and announced yesterday he will be wrestling for the Mountaineers where he is projected at the 165 to 174 weight class.

Area Scoreboard from Monday (6-18)

High School Baseball

  • #1 2-A Cascade 9, #2 2-A Iowa City Regina 1
  • #6 2-A Dyersville Beckman 10, Mount Vernon 2 (2nd game delayed)
  • Alburnett 14, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 8
  • Western Dubuque 4, West Delaware 0 (Delayed bottom 3)
  • Clayton Ridge-Central 3, MFL MarMac 2 (5 Innings Lightning)
  • Hempstead at Cedar Falls PPD
  • Senior at Waterloo West PPD
  • Wahlert at Waterloo East PPD

High School Softball

  • Bellevue 5, Mid-Prairie 2
  • Mount Vernon 2, Dyersville Beckman 1
  • Iowa City Regina 7, Cascade 3

Trotz leaves Caps...Astros still streaking...Nats get Herrera from Royals...Kershaw feeling good

WASHINGTON (AP) – Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz has stepped down less than two weeks after leading the team to its first Stanley Cup championship. Trotz had a two-year extension kick in after the Caps beat Vegas in the final, but he and the team were unable to hammer out a new contract agreement that would have been comparable to other Cup-winning coaches. Associate coach Todd Reirden is now the leading candidate to replace Trotz.

HOUSTON (AP) – The Houston Astros have matched the longest winning streak in club history and taken a two-game lead over Seattle in the AL West. Alex Bregman laced a two-run, walk-off double in the bottom of the ninth to give the Astros their 12th consecutive win, 5-4 over Tampa Bay. Houston managed to keep their win streak alive after Wilson Ramos hit a two-run homer and Joey Wendle slapped a two-run single to give the Rays an early 4-0 lead.

UNDATED (AP) – The Washington Nationals have bolstered their bullpen by getting Kelvin Herrera from the Royals for three minor leaguers. The two-time All-Star has 14 saves and a 1.05 ERA this season, allowing just three runs while striking out 22 over 25 2/3 innings. The Royals received infielder Kelvin Gutierrez, outfielder Blake Perkins and right-hander Yohanse Morel.

CHICAGO (AP) – Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw threw a three-inning simulated game Monday as he moves forward in his recovery from a strained lower back. The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner says he felt really good and plans to pitch somewhere in four or five days, either in a minor league rehab start or for the Dodgers. The 30-year-old Kershaw was sidelined for nearly a month with left biceps tendinitis before returning May 31 against Philadelphia.

UNDATED (AP) – Harry Kane’s second goal of the game came in stoppage time to lift England past Tunisia, 2-1 in the World Cup opener for both teams. Kane opened the scoring in the 11th minute, but the Tunisians were able to knot the score on a penalty kick in the 35th. Today’s other World Cup action had Belgium beating Panama, 3-0 and Sweden earning a 1-0 win over South Korea.

Major League Baseball Scores from Monday (6/18)


Final Washington 5 N-Y Yankees 3
Final N-Y Yankees 4 Washington 2
Final Arizona 7 L-A Angels 4


Final Cleveland 6 Chi White Sox 2
Final Houston 5 Tampa Bay 4
Final Texas 6 Kansas City 3


Final Philadelphia 6 St. Louis 5, 10 Innings
Final Pittsburgh 1 Milwaukee 0
Final N-Y Mets 12 Colorado 2
Final Miami 5 San Francisco 4
L-A Dodgers at Chi Cubs postponed

Regional MLB Recaps from Sunday (6-18)

  Phills Outscore Brewers

– Maikel  Franco slammed a two-run homer and had four RBIs as the Phillies beat the Brewers for the second straight day, 10-9. Rhys Hoskins also hit a two-run homer, and Odubel  Herrera’s solo shot in the ninth became very important after Milwaukee scored four times in the bottom half to get within a run. Eric Thames homered twice for the Brew Crew, including a three-run blast that brought Milwaukee within 10-9.


Cardinals Blank Cubs

– Milwaukee still tops the NL Central by a half-game after the second-place Cubs were shut out in St. Louis, 5-0. Jack Flaherty combined with four relievers on a four-hitter to help the Cardinals get within four games of the division lead. Matt Carpenter hit a solo homer and Yadier Molina doubled home a run after his double-play grounder broke a scoreless tie in the sixth inning.


   Indians Take Twins

– Shane Bieber picked up his first career victory by yielding 10 hits but just one run over 5 2/3 innings to send the Indians past the Twins, 4-1. Yan Gomes  snapped a 1-1 tie with a three-run double in the third inning. Cleveland avoided a three-game sweep and broke a five-game losing streak against Minnesota.

Soxs Fall Again to Hot Indians

– The Indians still lead the AL Central by 2  1/2 games over Detroit following the Tigers’ fifth straight win, 3-1 versus the White Sox in Chicago. Nicholas Castellanos homered for the third time in two games after entering Saturday’s action in a 1-for-21 slump. Winning pitcher Blaine Hardy gave up one run on six hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Koepka wins Open again...Mexico stuns Germany...DBacks, Dodgers fall...Indians shelve Carrasco

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) – Brooks Koepka closed with a 2-under 68 to win the U.S. Open by one stroke over Tommy Fleetwood. Koepka is the first player since Curtis Strange in 1989 to successfully defend his U.S. Open title. Fleetwood finished second after becoming the sixth player to shoot a 63 in the Open.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) – So Yeon Ryu won the Meijer LPGA Classic for her first victory of the season and sixth overall. She closed with a 5-under 67 for a two-stroke margin over Caroline Masson. Ryu began the final round two shots back before carding six birdies and a bogey.

MOSCOW (AP) – Germany has become the third defending champion in 16 years to lose its opening match at the World Cup. The Germans fell to Mexico 1-0 Sunday, leaving them with a tougher task to qualify for the knockout stages. In other action at the World Cup on Sunday, Serbia beat Costa Rica 1-0 and Switzerland held Brazil to a 1-1 draw.

UNDATED (AP) – Brandon Nimmo and Asdrubal (as-DROO’-bul) Cabrera homered off Brad Boxberger while the New York Mets scored four times in the ninth inning to rally past the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-3. Nimmo had three hits and scored twice as the Mets earned a four-game split and kept the NL West-leading DBacks 1 1/2 games ahead of Los Angeles. Nick Hundley and Brandon Belt each hit two-run home runs and Chris Stratton pitched six solid innings as the Giants topped the Dodgers, 4-1 to avoid a three-game sweep.

UNDATED (AP) – The Cleveland Indians have placed pitcher Carlos Carrasco on the 10-day disabled list with a bruised right elbow. Carrasco was struck by Joe Mauer’s line drive in the second inning of Saturday’s 9-3 loss to Minnesota. Left-hander Tyler Olson was placed on the DL with a strained back muscle, and pitchers Shane Bieber and Evan Marshall were recalled from Columbus.

MLB Scores from Sunday (6-18)


Final Baltimore 10 Miami 4
Final Toronto 8 Washington 6
Final Texas 13 Colorado 12


Final Cleveland 4 Minnesota 1
Final Tampa Bay 3 N-Y Yankees 1
Final Detroit 3 Chi White Sox 1
Final Houston 7 Kansas City 4
Final Oakland 6 L-A Angels 5, 11 Innings
Final Boston 9 Seattle 3


Final Atlanta 4 San Diego 1
Final Cincinnati 8 Pittsburgh 6
Final Philadelphia 10 Milwaukee 9
Final San Francisco 4 L-A Dodgers 1
Final N-Y Mets 5 Arizona 3
Final St. Louis 5 Chi Cubs 0

Sports News

UNDATED (AP) – Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos and Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp have been suspended for one game apiece by Major League Baseball after a scuffle following a home plate collision on Wednesday. Chirinos and Kemp jostled as they got up after the collision, causing benches and bullpens to clear without a punch being thrown. Chirinos served his suspension Friday against Colorado, but Kemp appealed his penalty.

UNDATED (AP) – Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has been activated after missing 25 games because of a neck strain and concussion-like symptoms resulting from a dive for a foul ball. Mauer was hitting .283 with seven doubles, one homer and 11 RBIs and 18 runs scored in 38 games before the injuries.

UNDATED – Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving has received a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. It’s the second straight year the pass rusher is facing a ban to start the season. Irving was away from the Cowboys most of the offseason tending to personal issues before showing up for this week’s mandatory three-day minicamp. A former girlfriend accused Irving of domestic abuse before recanting in April in a case that didn’t lead to charges. After last season’s suspension, Irving had seven sacks in eight games before sustaining a concussion that kept him out the remaining four games.

DALLAS (AP) – The NCAA has settled a lawsuit with the family of a former University of Texas football player that said the organization was responsible for his brain injuries and death decades after his playing career. The widow of former Longhorns defensive lineman Greg Ploetz sought to hold the NCAA responsible for his health problems long after his playing career. Ploetz died in 2015 and Boston University researchers concluded he had extensive brain damage The lawsuit was seen as a potential landmark case if the jury ruled against the NCAA. The NCAA previously agreed to give $70 million for a brain trauma trust fund to settle other lawsuits.

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) – Brett Moffitt won the NASCAR Truck series race Saturday night at Iowa Speedway, his hometown track. The 25-year-old Moffitt, from nearby Grimes, led 76 laps for his second victory of the season in the No. 16 truck. He started 16th, the lowest spot on the grid for a race winner in 2018. Noah Gragson was second


Area Scoreboard 6/15

High School Baseball

Hempstead 8, Senior 3

Wahlert 8, Linn-Mar 0…Wahlert 2, Linn-Mar 3

Cascade 12, Dyersville Beckman 4

MFL MarMac 9, Clayton Ridge 0

Maquoketa 10, North Fayette Valley 4


High School Softball

Cascade 7, Cedar Rapids Washington 3

Crestwood 5, Cascade 0

Williamsburg 10, Wahlert 1

Maquoketa 7, East Buchanan 2

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (6/14)

High School Baseball

  • Hempstead 5, Senior 0 (Mustangs Connor Crabill complete game 2 hitter)
  • #1 Class 2A Cascade 13, Tipton 7
  • #7 Class 2A Beckman Catholic swept South Tama 12-6 and 9-4
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic lost twice to #2 Class 1A North Linn 10-0 and 2-1.

High School Softball

  • Wahlert split with Cedar Falls winning 1-0 (10) and then losing 8-3. (In game one victory Wahlert pitcher Anna Chapman recorded 18 strikeouts.)
  • Senior lost twice to #15 Iowa City High 8-0 and 11-2
  • Cascade 5, Tipton 0
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic lost twice to North Linn 10-7 and 4-0.

IGHSAU Softball Rankings

The Hempstead Mustangs have climbed back up to number 3 in the latest Class 5A high school softball rankings from the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.  Cedar Rapids Kennedy is still atop the 5-A rankings.  In Class 4-A, Western Dubuque has moved up four places this week and are ranked 10th. Click below for this weeks rankings: