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Vets Auditorium Floor Auction

The basketball court which hosted a number Iowa High School State Basketball Tournament games could be yours for the right price. The floor from Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines is up for sale to the highest bidder. You not only get the floor but the basketball goals come with it. The floor is over 20 years old, but hasn’t seen much use in the past 12 years.

The auction is taking place on the website gov-deals-dot-com and ends around 6:30 tonight.  You can make your bid at this website.

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=229&acctid=5343

Gustafson Ties B1G Record with Co-Player of the Week Honor

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa junior Megan Gustafson has been named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week. This is Gustafson’s sixth Player of the Week award of the season — tying a Big Ten single-season record. Gustafson has been recognized by the conference in all 10 weeks of the season.

She had a career-day against the Boilermakers on Saturday netting a career-high 37 points. Her 17 field goals tied a program record held by Dubuque native Amy Herrig. Gustafson also registered 14 rebounds, two assists, and a block in 37 minutes of action.

Pickford MVC Newcomer

For the second time this season University of Northern Iowa freshman guard Tywhon Pickford has been tabbed as the Missouri Valley Conference’s Men’s Basketball Newcomer of the Week.

The 6’4″ guard from Minneapolis, Minnesota (Maple Grove HS) averaged 20.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and shot 54.5 percent from the field in a pair of Missouri Valley Conference games. For the week, Pickford made 12-of-22 shots, including 6-of-11 from 3-point range. Pickford went 11-of-13 from the free throw line in the two league games.

Wigginton Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State freshman guard Lindell Wigginton has been named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week after averaging 28.5 points as ISU split a pair of games last week. It is his second honor this season.

Wigginton opened the week with 27 points as ISU lost at Kansas. His 27 points matched the most by a Cyclone freshman against the Jayhawks. He followed that with an even better showing against Baylor, tallying a career-high 30 points. He is just the fourth Cyclone freshman to record a 30-point game in school history.

Area Scoreboard (1/16)

High School Boys Basketball

Illinois

South Beloit MLK Holiday Tournament

  • East Dubuque 65, Ashton-Franklin Center 29
  • East Dubuque 46, Byron 37

Iowa

  • Central, Elkader 51, Clayton Ridge 28

High School Girls Basketball

Wisconsin

  • Dodgeville 64, Cuba City 43
  • Platteville 75, Benton 46

Iowa

  • Central Elkader 38, Clayton Ridge, Guttenberg 37

College Men’s Basketball

  • Dubuque 82, Luther 67, the Spartans pick up their first conference win led by Jamaree Atwater with 26 points.
  • The Loras men’s basketball team defeated Central on Wednesday, 109-92. Junior Josh Ruggles paced the Duhawks with 37 points and eight rebounds. The Duhawks lead the Iowa Conference by percentage points with a 6-and-2 record

College Women’s Basketball

  • Luther 77, Dubuque 72, U-D led by former Cascade prep Abby Meyer with 20 points, 7 assists.
  • Loras 70, Central 59, former Bellevue Marquette prep Marissa Schroeder led the Duhawks with a 21 point, and 13 rebounds.

Titans drop Mularkey…Colts close to hiring coach…Bulldogs’ Smith leaving early

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Titans’ first playoff victory in 14 years wasn’t enough for the team to retain head coach Mike Mularkey. He led the Titans to a wild-card berth and a come-from-behind victory over Kansas City before losing to the New England Patriots 35-14 on Saturday. Mularkey was 20-21 at Tennessee, including a pair of 9-7 seasons after becoming the permanent head coach in January 2016.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indianapolis Colts appear close to finding a replacement for head coach Chuck Pagano. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Indianapolis Colts are “close” to reaching a deal to hire Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. It would be the second NFL head coaching stint for McDaniel, who was 11-17 in two seasons with the Denver Broncos.

UNDATED (AP) – Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith is leaving school a year early to enter the NFL draft. The Butkus Award winner anchored a defense that helped the Bulldogs reach the national championship game this month. He was named a first-team All-American and the SEC defensive player of the year by The Associated Press.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The San Francisco Giants have acquired outfielder Andrew McCutchen from the Pittsburgh Pirates. The durable McCutchen has played at least 153 games in each of the past three seasons for the Pirates and batted .279 with 28 home runs and 88 RBIs in 156 games last year. The Pirates receive right-hander Kyle Crick, minor league outfielder Bryan Reynolds and $500,000 in international signing bonus allocation.

UNDATED (AP) – Villanova is the No. 1 team in The Associated Press men’s basketball poll for the second straight week after picking up 63 of 65 first-place votes. Second-ranked Virginia and No. 3 Purdue are followed by Oklahoma, Duke West Virginia, Wichita State, Texas Tech, Michigan State and Kansas. UConn remains the unanimous No. 1 team in the AP women’s basketball poll after the Huskies’ latest winning streak reached triple-digits.

National Sports


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Charlotte 118 Detroit 107
Final Philadelphia 117 Toronto 111
Final Milwaukee 104 Washington 95
Final N-Y Knicks 119 Brooklyn 104
Final Atlanta 102 San Antonio 99
Final Chicago 119 Miami 111
Final Memphis 123 L.A. Lakers 114
Final Oklahoma City 95 Sacramento 88
Final Golden State 118 Cleveland 108
Final Indiana 109 Utah 94
Final L.A. Clippers 113 Houston 102


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final OT Dallas 3 Boston 2
Final Colorado 3 Anaheim 1
Final San Jose 4 L.A. Kings 1
Final OT N-Y Islanders 5 Montreal 4


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (5) Duke 83 (25) Miami 75
Final (10) Kansas 71 (6) West Virginia 66
Final (23) Michigan 68 Maryland 67

Jaguars outlast Steelers…Vikes win with last-second TD…Heat extend streak…Pens whip Rangers

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Jacksonville Jaguars are in the AFC title game for the first time in 19 years after rookie running back Leonard Fournette ran for 109 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-42 victory over the second-seeded Steelers in Pittsburgh. Blake Bortles threw for 214 yards, including a 14-yard scoring pass to fullback Tommy Bohanon that made it 42-28 with 4:19 left. Ben Roethlisberger  threw for 469 yards and five touchdowns but couldn’t get the Steelers closer than seven points until the final play.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Case Keenum connected with Stefon Diggs for a 61-yard touchdown on the game’s final play as the Minnesota Vikings stunned the Saints 29-24 in the NFC divisional playoffs at Minneapolis. The game-winning TD came 25 seconds after Wil Lutz nailed a 43-yard field goal that put the Saints ahead. Both the Vikings and Saints lost two leads in the final 3:01.

UNDATED (AP) – Goran Dragic  scored 11 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter as the Miami Heat picked up their season-high seventh straight win, 97-79 against the Bucks. Josh Richardson had 16 points for Miami, which trailed 43-41 before outscoring Milwaukee 41-21 in the first 16 minutes of the second half. New Orleans outlasted New York 123-118 in overtime, Indiana crushed Phoenix 120-97 and the Timberwolves beat the Trail Blazers 120-103.

UNDATED (AP) – Phil Kessel snapped a 2-2 tie in the second period and assisted on Sidney Crosby’s insurance goal as the Pittsburgh Penguins dumped the New York Rangers 5-2. Carl Hagelin (HAG’-lihn) also had a goal and an assist in the Pens’ fourth consecutive win. Sunday’s other NHL games had Detroit blanking Chicago 4-0, Calgary beating Carolina 4-1 and Vancouver topping Minnesota 3-2 in overtime.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Third-ranked Virginia is 16-1 after running its winning streak to eight games with a 68-51 trouncing of North Carolina State. Devon Hall scored a career-high 25 points and Kyle Guy added 17 as the Cavs improved to 5-0 in the ACC. N.C. State guard Allerik Freeman was held without a point on 0-for-5 shooting in 29 minutes after entering the game as the Wolfpack’s scoring leader at 15.2 points a game.

National Scoreboard

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS

Final Minnesota 29 New Orleans 24
(Minnesota at Philadelphia on  Sunday in NFC Championship)

Final Jacksonville 45 Pittsburgh 42
(Jacksonville at New England on Sunday in AFC Championship)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Miami 97 Milwaukee 79
Final OT New Orleans 123 N-Y Knicks 118
Final Indiana 120 Phoenix 97
Final Minnesota 120 Portland 103


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Detroit 4 Chicago 0
Final Calgary 4 Carolina 1
Final Pittsburgh 5 N-Y Rangers 2
Final OT Vancouver 3 Minnesota 2


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (3) Virginia 68 NC State 51

Area Scoreboard 1/14/17

Men’s Basketball

Loras 82, Buena Vista 80

Baker 81, Clarke 75

Wis.-Platteville 63, Wis.-La Crosse 62

Women’s Basketball

Loras 76, Buena Vista 73

Clarke 80, No. 11 Baker 69

Girls Basketball

Cascade 41, North Cedar    39

Hockey

Youngstown Phantoms 3, Dubuque Fighting Saints 1

 

Wendy’s American Trust Classic

It was an outstanding day of boy’s high school basketball yesterday at the 30th anniversary edition of the Wendy’s American Trust Classic at Loras College presented by AM 1370 KDTH.

In the first game Black Hawk defeated 4th ranked Iowa Class 1-A Don Bosco 64-57. Connor Meyer of Black Hawk scored the 1,000 point of his career in the game

In the second game Mineral Point blew out Janesville 72-32. Chance Wendhausen of Mineral Point registered the 1,000 point of his high school career in the win.

The third game of the day saw Buffalo Grove defeat Hempstead 56-52.

In game four, the Wahlert Golden Eagles pulled off the upset of top ranked Class 3-A and undefeated Oskaloosa 74-70 in overtime.

The final game of the day saw top ranked Illinois Class 3-A Marian Catholic defeated 9th ranked Iowa Class 4-A Senior 60-53.

Sports Stories 1/13/18

A few big-name major leaguers avoided salary arbitration yesterday by accepting one-year contracts. Toronto third baseman Josh Donaldson will get $23 million this season, National League batting champ Charlie Blackmon has accepted a $14 million package from Colorado and Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant has come away with a $10.5 million pact that is the largest for a first-time arbitration-eligible player. Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado will earn $16 million this season, Orioles closer Zach Britton will receive $12 million and Astros starter Dallas Keuchel will be paid $13.2 million.

 

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is listed as questionable for tomorrow’s AFC divisional playoff game against Jacksonville due to an illness. Head coach Mike Tomlin says he kept Brown away from yesterday’s practice to prevent his illness from spreading to other players. Brown has also been dealing with a calf injury that caused him to miss Pittsburgh’s last two regular-season games.

 

Hockey

In a celebration of excellence, the Fighting Saints excelled in the third period. The team never trailed, and pulled away in the third period by outshooting the Youngstown Phantoms 14-1 in the final frame, and by topping them 3-1 on Friday night at the Mystique Community Ice Center.

Area Scoreboard 1/13/18

Boys Basketball Scores

Cedar Falls 67, Dubuque, Senior 57

Wahlert 68, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 61

Western Dubuque 58, Maquoketa 48

Dyersville Beckman 68, Central DeWitt 45

Cascade 63, North Cedar, Stanwood 30

West Delaware 57, Anamosa 43

Camanche 81, Bellevue 66

 

Southwest Wisconsin

Prairie du Chien 69, Lancaster 61

Richland Center 66, Dodgeville 60

Platteville 59, River valley 41

 

SWAL

Darlington 60, Boscobel 22

 

Girls Basketball Scores

Cedar Falls 56, Senior 15

Western Dubuque 66, Maquoketa 35

Anamosa 46, West Delaware 34

Camanche 54, Bellevue 51

Cascade 41, North Cedar 39

Cedar Rapids Kennedy 73, Wahlert 54

 

Southwest Wisconsin

Platteville 59, River Valley 31

Prairie du Chien 52, Lancaster 49

 

SWAL

Boscobel 52, Riverdale 41

Mineral Point 58, Cuba City 41

Darlington 77, Iowa Grant 27

 

Six Rivers

Benton 54, River Ridge 39

Highland 54, Cassville 42

Shullsburg 55, Potosi 51

Iowa rallies from 20 down, beat Illinois in OT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – Jordan Bohannon scored 29 points as Iowa rallied from a 20-point deficit for a 104-97 overtime win over Illinois on Thursday night.

It was Iowa’s second-largest comeback win in school history. The biggest comeback was 22 points, also against Illinois in 1987. Thursday’s game marked the Hawkeyes’ first Big Ten victory, and dropped the Illini to 0-5 in conference play.

Iowa (10-9, 1-5) outscored Illinois (10-8, 0-5) 14-7 in overtime after Illinois guard Trent Frazier sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime.

Tyler Cook scored 21 points and Luka Garza added 19 for Iowa. Former Wahlert prep Cordell Pemsl 4 points and 3 rebounds. Frazier led Illinois with 27 points, while Leron Black and Aaron Jordan added 18 points each.

Iowa travels to Rutgers on Wednesday. Illinois plays at Nebraska on Monday.

Tide rolling out toward NFL…Australian Open seedings set…Zach Johnson, Kirk lead in Hawaii

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Alabama is losing four more underclassmen to the NFL draft, including All-America safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. Safety Ronnie Harrison and tailback Bo Scarbrough have announced they are skipping their senior seasons, while Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban says defensive tackle Da’Ron Payne is also entering the draft.

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – Top-ranked Rafael Nadal and defending champion Roger Federer have been seeded first and second for the Australian Open, setting up what could be a rematch of last year’s final. Grigor Dimitrov is the No. 3 seed, and six-time champion Novak Djokovic  is 14th as he comes back from a six-month injury layoff. Simona Halep  is No. 1 in the women’s draw, followed by Carolina Wozniacki and Garbine Muguruza .

HONOLULU (AP) – Zach Johnson and Chris Kirk are co-leaders through one round of the PGA’s Sony Open at Honolulu. Both played bogey-free golf in firing 7-under 63s yesterday, putting them one shot ahead of four players. Vaughn Taylor and Brian Harman are at minus-6, as are Kyle Stanley and Talor Gooch.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina State guard Markell Johnson has been cleared to rejoin the team after the dismissal of a felony assault charge against him in his home state of Ohio. A previous court document says Johnson was among four people indicted Dec. 5 for causing “serious physical harm” to a male victim on or about Oct. 8. Johnson had started all 10 games he played, averaging 8.7 points and 6.6 assists while shooting 46 percent.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Dallas billionaire Tom Dundon has officially taken over as the majority owner of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes following approval from the league board of governors. The former CEO of Santander Consumer USA bought a majority stake in the team from lomgtime owner Peter Karmanos, who will retain a minority stake in the club he moved from Hartford, Connecticut in 1997. Commissioner Gary Bettman has said the club will not move from Raleigh, North Carolina.

National Scoreboard

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Boston 114 Philadelphia 103
Final Toronto 133 Cleveland 99
Final L.A. Clippers 121 Sacramento 115
Final L.A. Lakers 93 San Antonio 81


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Carolina 3 Washington 1
Final Buffalo 3 Columbus 1
Final Calgary 5 Tampa Bay 1


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (6) Wichita St. 95 East Carolina 60
Final Oregon 76 (11) Arizona St. 72
Final (15) Gonzaga 103 Portland 57
Final (17) Arizona 62 Oregon St. 53
Final NC State 78 (19) Clemson 77

Joseph of UD to Receive Harris Award Tonight

The University of Dubuque’s Michael Joseph will receive the Cliff Harris Award tonight at Little Rock Touchdown Club Awards Banquet.  Joseph is the first ever NCAA Division 3  football player to receive the award presented to the top small college defensive player of the year.

Joseph is preparing to play in the annual Recess Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama on Saturday, January 27th. He is also one of the nearly 300 college players invited to the NFL Draft Combine in Indianapolis in March.

Michael’s segment comes at around the 1:28:00 mark of the video:

 

Fighting Saints News

In some Dubuque Fighting Saints news: two players have made their college hockey choices. Forward Taylor Schneider has decided to continue his hockey journey at the college ranks by committing to Bowling Green State University. Schneider has notched a goal and five assists in his 26 games of action with the Fighting Saints.

Goaltender Cole has committed to Niagara University. The first-year Saint will go on to the college ranks and join a program that is led by former Fighting Saints head coach and general manager Jason Lammers. Overall, Weaver carries a 6-3-1 record, a 2.15 goals against average, and a .901 save percentage through 10 games.

The Saints have made a roster addition: Dubuque acquired the rights to defenseman Matt Stoia from the Sarnia Legionnaires of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League. The 18-year-old blueliner was an international replacement as an affiliate player for the Saints during the World Junior A Challenge for two games against Team USA in 2015. He rejoins the Saints from the Legionnaires, where he posted 32 points in 35 games.

Dubuque is back in action Friday and Saturday night’s at home for two games against the Youngstown Phantoms.

Wendy’s-American Trust Classic Boys Classic 

Five of the ten teams coming to this Saturday’s Wendy’s American Trust Boys Classic at Loras College are ranked with two of them a top ranked team in their state.  Marian Catholic is the new number one team in the just  released  Illinois Class 3-A poll from Associated Press. Marian (13-2) will meet (8-2) Senior in the 6:30 game, the Rams are ranked 9th in the latest Class 4-A Iowa rankings.

The top ranked Iowa Class 3-A team Oskaloosa (11-0) will meet Wahlert (3-6) in the 4:45 game.  7th ranked 4-A Hempstead (8-1) meets (10-7) Buffalo Grove in the game prior at 3 o’clock.  The first game of the day at 11:30 has 4th ranked Iowa Class 1-A Don Bosco (8-1) against (6-3) Black Hawk. Although neither team is ranked in the 2nd game of the day at 1:15, it promises to be an entertaining match-up as (9-3) Janesville, Iowa meets (6-4) Mineral Point.

This is the 30th anniversary edition of the Wendy’s American Trust Classic, the first was held in February of 1988 at the Five Flags Civic Center.

Area Scoreboard (1/11)

College Men’s Basketball

  • Loras 97, Nebraska Wesleyan 87 (OT) (Ryan Dicanio 13 pts, 15 reb for Loras)
  • Buena Vista 96, Dubuque 87 (T.J. Lake 35 points for the Spartans)
  • Mercy 102, Clarke 100 (Kylar Hayes 26 pts to lead Clarke)
  • U-W River Falls 91, U-W Platteville 84 (Robert Duax with 29 to pace UWP)

College Women’s Basketball

  • Dubuque 82, Buena Vista 73 (Krystal Rios 16 to lead UD)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan 81, Loras 78 (Lauren Stanich with 15 to lead Loras)
  • Clarke 75, Mt. Mercy 69 (Morgan Pitz 20 pts to lead Clarke)
  • U-W River Falls 79, U-W Platteville 45

Regional

  • Kansas State 67, Iowa State 60
  • Nebraska 80, Illinois 72

Northern Iowa Falls on Buzzer Beater

TERRE HAUTE, Indiana – The Northern Iowa men’s basketball team is still winless in conference play after Indiana State scored on a tip in at the buzzer last night to post a 69-67 win last night in Terra Haute.

UNI had rallied from a five-point deficit in the final 20 seconds to knot the score at 69-69 on a three-pointer from Wyatt Lohaus and a layup by Tywhon Pickford after a steal. Indiana State’s Jordan Barnes launched a three-pointer that was missed, but the errant shot was tipped in by Brandon Murphy as the buzzer sounded giving the Sycamores a two-point win.

Pickford led the Panthers by tying a career-high with 18 points and he added seven rebounds.

UNI now 0-5 in the MVC and 8-and-9 on the season will be back in action on Saturday against Valparaiso at 7 p.m. in the McLeod Center.

Titans’ Murray to sit again…Ridley turning pro…Texas basketball player diagnosed with leukemia

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray will not play against the New England Patriots in the AFC divisional round this weekend. Head coach Mike Mularkey said yesterday that Murray is not close enough to be activated for Saturday’s game due to a knee injury suffered in Week 16. Derrick Henry will make his third straight start after rushing for 156 yards in Tennessee’s wild-card playoff win at Kansas City last Saturday.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley is entering the NFL draft a year early after helping the Crimson Tide win its fifth national championship in nine years. Ridley is projected as a first-round pick after catching 63 passes for 967 yards for the Tide this past season. He is second in school history with 220 career catches and third with 2,749 yards.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The University of Texas has announced sophomore guard Andrew Jones has leukemia and has started treatment. Jones was the Longhorns’ leading scorer before he was sidelined by a broken wrist. He played sparingly in his return and was sent for tests after complaining of low energy.

UNDATED (AP) – Cleveland Indians closer Cody Allen has avoided salary arbitration by accepting a one-year deal worth almost $10.6 million. Allen was 3-7 with 30 saves and a 2.94 ERA for the AL Central champions. He has posted at least 30 saves in each of the past three years.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Khris Davis has accepted a one-year, $10.5 million contract with Oakland after batting .247 with career highs of 43 home runs and 110 RBIs for the Athletics last season. The contract doubles the salary he received last year after beating the team in arbitration. Davis and Jimmie Foxx are the only players in A’s history with consecutive 40-homer seasons.

National Scoreboard

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Utah 107 Washington 104
Final Dallas 115 Charlotte 111
Final Miami 114 Indiana 106
Final Detroit 114 Brooklyn 80
Final 2OT Chicago 122 N-Y Knicks 119
Final Houston 121 Portland 112
Final Memphis 105 New Orleans 102
Final Minnesota 104 Oklahoma City 88
Final Milwaukee 110 Orlando 103
Final Atlanta 110 Denver 97
Final L.A. Clippers 125 Golden State 106


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Ottawa 4 Toronto 3
Final Minnesota 2 Chicago 1


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (1) Villanova 89 (10) Xavier 65
Final OT (4) Michigan St. 76 Rutgers 72
Final (7) Duke 87 Pittsburgh 52
Final 2OT Texas 99 (16) TCU 98
Final Louisville 73 (23) Florida St. 69

Palmer Jr. helps Nebraska hold off Wisconsin 63-59

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – James Palmer Jr. had 18 points and Nebraska opened up a double-digit lead early in the second half then held off three Wisconsin surges to take a 63-59 win Tuesday night.

Nebraska (12-6, 3-2 Big Ten) led by as many as 13 early in the half, then saw the lead shrink to five as Wisconsin (9-9, 2-3) made five of six field goals.

Ethan Happ had 19 points and 11 rebounds for Wisconsin. Brad Davison had 15 points and Pritzl scored 10.

Wisconsin has a week off before traveling to West Lafayette, Ind. to face No. 13 Purdue in its third straight Big Ten road game.

Newman’s career night helps No. 12 Kansas beat Iowa St 83-78

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Malik Newman scored a career-high 27 points to help No. 12 Kansas stave off an upset bid by Iowa State, pulling away in the closing minutes for an 83-78 victory Tuesday night.

Lindell Wigginton had 27 points and Donovan Jackson scored 20 for the Cyclones (9-6, 0-4), whose four straight losses – including back-to-back overtime defeats – have come on the heels of nine straight wins.

Cameron Lard added 15 points and 10 rebounds, though he also had seven of the Cyclones’ 17 turnovers.

Iowa State returns home to face Baylor on Saturday.

East defeats West in USHL/NHL Prospects Game

The East defeated the West 4-3 in the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game last night in Kearney, Nebraska. The game was an entertaining, back-and-forth affair that featured five lead changes.

Alex Steeves of the Dubuque Fighting Saints was credited for an assist on a game tying goal in the first period. Dubuque’s Aidan Fulp and Jacob Semik were also on the East roster while Saints head coach Oliver David was an assistant on the East coaching staff.

Team East now holds a 4-2-0-0 record all-time at the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.

Area Scoreboard (1/10)

High School Boys Basketball

  • #7 Hempstead 60, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 52
  • #9, Senior 67, Prairie, Cedar Rapids 63 (2 OT)
  • Wahlert 64, Waterloo West 58
  • West Delaware 63, Western Dubuque 53
  • #5 2A Cascade 58, #8 2A Northeast, Goose Lake 55
  • Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 67, Anamosa 66
  • Central City 54, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 50
  • Postville 58, Clayton Ridge 42
  • Solon 61, Maquoketa 54

Illinois

  • East Dubuque 41, Galena 16

High School Girls Basketball

  • Dubuque, Hempstead 52, Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 51
  • Prairie, Cedar Rapids 70, Dubuque, Senior 33
  • Waterloo, West 51, Wahlert, Dubuque 42
  • Western Dubuque 39, West Delaware, Manchester 34
  • #7 2A Cascade 53, Northeast Goose Lake 22
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 53, Central City 15
  • Anamosa 31, Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 26
  • Maquoketa 52, Solon 49

Wisconsin

  • Cuba City 58, Darlington 53
  • Iowa Grant 63, Southwestern 60
  • Argyle 56, Benton 46
  • #1 D-5 Black Hawk 88, Pecatonica 6
  • #9 D-5 Potosi 76, Cassville 28
  • River Ridge 52, Belmont 20
  • Shullsburg 58, Highland 19

Illinois

  • Stockton 53, Galena 42

College Wrestling

  • Dubuque 24, Augustana 19

Gruden welcomed back in Oakland…Ryan misses Falcons practice…Panthers drop offensive coaches

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Jon Gruden was treated like a returning hero as he was introduced yesterday as the new head coach of the Oakland Raiders, two decades after he originally took the job. Gruden was greeted by owner Mark Davis with a video of the highlights from his first tenure in Oakland, which lasted four seasons and included a 38-26 record with two playoff appearances from 1998-2001. He won a Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the Raiders and has spent the last nine years as an announcer at ESPN.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) – Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan did not practice with the team yesterday as he tended to an undisclosed personal matter. A team spokesman said the Falcons did not plan to reveal the reason for Ryan’s absence but would allow him to address the matter with the media tomorrow “if he decides to do so.” Atlanta will head to Philadelphia to face the Eagles in the NFC divisional playoffs on Saturday.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – The Carolina Panthers have fired longtime offensive coordinator Mike Shula and quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey after the team finished 19th in total yardage. Shula spent seven seasons on Ron Rivera’s coaching staff, the last five as the team’s offensive guru. The dismissals came two days after Carolina was knocked out of the NFC playoffs with a 31-26 loss at New Orleans.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Missouri quarterback Drew Lock has announced that he will be back at Columbia for his senior season after giving consideration to entering this year’s NFL draft. Lock just broke the school and SEC single-season records for touchdown passes with 44 while leading the Tigers to seven wins and their first bowl game since 2014. He says he is staying at Missouri in part because he felt a sense of responsibility and loyalty to his coaches and teammates.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Defensive lineman Jalen Wilkerson is the sixth Florida State player to announce he is leaving early to enter the NFL draft. The redshirt sophomore started only one game this past season but played in all 13, logging 19 tackles, including six tackles for loss. Wilkerson joins safety Derwin James, tight end Ryan Izzo, defensive end Josh Sweat, cornerback Tarvarus McFadden and wide receiver Auden Tate in leaving early.

National Scoreboard

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Miami 90 Toronto 89
Final Portland 117 Oklahoma City 106
Final Dallas 114 Orlando 99
Final L.A. Lakers 99 Sacramento 86


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Winnipeg 7 Buffalo 4
Final Washington 3 Vancouver 1
Final Chicago 8 Ottawa 2
Final Tampa Bay 5 Carolina 4
Final Nashville 2 Edmonton 1
Final OT Calgary 3 Minnesota 2
Final Florida 7 St. Louis 4


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (2) West Virginia 57 Baylor 54
Final (3) Virginia 68 Syracuse 61
Final (5) Purdue 70 Michigan 69
Final (9) Oklahoma 75 (8) Texas Tech 65
Final (12) Kansas 83 Iowa St. 78
Final Marquette 84 (13) Seton Hall 64
Final (20) North Carolina 96 Boston College 66
Final (21) Kentucky 74 Texas A&M 73
Final (22) Auburn 85 Mississippi 70
Final (24) Tennessee 92 Vanderbilt 84
Final (25) Creighton 85 Butler 74

Lake of U-D IIAC Athlete of the Week

University of Dubuque senior guard T.J. Lake has been named the Iowa Conference Male Athlete of the Week.  Lake, a former Western Dubuque prep, scored a U-D school record 50 points last Wednesday in the Spartans loss at Loras. Lake made 8-three pointers and was 18-of-18 at the free throw line which both were Dubuque school records as well.

Lake’s 24.2 points per game ranks 12th in NCAA Division III and his 53 3-point FG made ranks 4th.

Area Scoreboard (1/9)

High School Boys Basketball

  • Platteville 71, Cuba City 68
  • River Valley 72, Ithaca 44
  • Lancaster 80, Belmont 37
  • Seneca 54, Cassville 40
  • New Glarus 83, Mineral Point 77
  • Fennimore 65, Pecatonica 44
  • Argyle 51, Iowa-Grant 40
  • River Ridge 51, Boscobel 48

High School Girls Basketball

  • East Dubuque 69, Polo 32
  • Potosi 80, Wauzeka-Steuben 55

High School Wrestling

  • Maquoketa Valley 54, Bellevue 24
  • Bellevue 36, Starmont 24

AP Iowa Boys Bball Rankings

Area teams in the latest Associated Press Iowa boy’s high school basketball rankings have shown some movement from a week ago. In Class 4A; Hempstead is ranked 7th this week while Senior has fallen to 8th.  In Class 2A, Cascade is ranked 5th.

Two other teams coming to this Saturday’s Wendy’s-American Trust Boys Classic at Loras College this Saturday are also ranked this week.  Don Bosco is ranked number four in Class 1-A. Don Bosco will meet Black Hawk in the first game of the day at 11:30. Oskaloosa is top ranked in Class 3-A, Oskaloosa will meet Wahlert at 4:45 on Saturday.

7th ranked Hempstead will face Buffalo Grove at 3 o’clock while at 6:30, 8th ranked Senior matches up with Marian Catholic who was ranked 2nd in the Illinois Class 3-A rankings last week, the new poll will be out this week.

Gustafson Named to Big Ten Weekly Honor Roll

IOWA CITY, Iowa – For an unprecedented 9th straight week, University of Iowa junior Megan Gustafson has been named to the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Player of the Week . The weekly award is the 15th of her career.

Gustafson averaged 24.5 points, 13.5 rebounds, 3.0 blocks, 3.0 assists, and shot 68 percent from the field and 93.8 percent from the free throw line in a pair of Big Ten contests last week.

Iowa and UNI Men Both Still Winless in Conference Play

Maryland uses second-half surge to beat Iowa 91-73

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – Freshman Bruno Fernando scored a career-high 21 points, Anthony Cowan Jr. added 15 and Maryland beat Iowa 91-73 Sunday night to keep the Hawkeyes winless in the Big Ten.

Rebounding from a 30-point loss to No. 1 Michigan State just three days earlier, the Terrapins (14-4, 3-2) used a second-half surge to secure their eighth win in nine games.

Iowa coach Fran McCaffery was ejected 45 seconds before halftime after receiving two straight technical fouls for animatedly arguing a traveling call on sophomore guard Jordan Bohannon.

The Hawkeyes (9-9, 0-5) hung in there without McCaffery, but faded in the latter stage of their third game in six days. Isaiah Moss led Iowa with a career-high 25 points and Bohannon had 17. Former Wahlert prep Cordell Pemsl had 2 points, 2 rebounds.

Iowa: Continues three-game road trip at Illinois on Thursday night.

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Loyola-Chicago rallies late, tops Northern Iowa 56-50

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) – Clayton Custer scored 11 points and Ben Richardson hit a big 3-pointer to spark a late run as Loyola-Chicago rallied for a 56-50 victory over Northern Iowa on Sunday afternoon.

Wyatt Lohaus’ basket pulled Northern Iowa (8-8, 0-4) within 52-50 with 1:54 left to play, but the Panthers were held scoreless from there.

Bennett Koch totaled 17 points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots for UNI, while Tywhon Pickford added 15 points and 11 rebounds and Lohaus scored 11 with six boards. Former Western Dubuque prep Spencer Haldeman has 3 points and 1 rebound.

Regional College Women’s Basketball

Gustafson, Doyle lift No. 18 Iowa women past Illini 84-71

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – Megan Gustafson scored 34 points with 12 rebounds for her 43rd career double-double, Kathleen Doyle had her second double-double and No. 18 Iowa turned back Illinois 84-71 on Sunday.

Alexis Sevillian matched her career-high with 21 points, hitting 5 of 8 3-pointers, for the Hawkeyes (15-2, 3-1 Big Ten) and Doyle had 15 points and 10 assists.

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No. 12 West Virginia women in 57-49 victory over ISU
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MORGANTOWN, Va. (AP) – Naomi Davenport scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and No. 12 West Virginia beat Iowa State 57-49 on Sunday.

Bridget Carleton scored 14 points for Iowa State (7-8, 1-3), which swept the Mountaineers last season before West Virginia went on to win the Big 12 Tournament.

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No. 13 Maryland women dominate Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Kristen Confroy, Kaila Charles and Eleanna Christinaki combined for 22 points in the first half when No. 13 Maryland took a 19-point lead on its way to a 77-44 victory over Wisconsin on Sunday for the Terrapins’ 13th straight victory.

Courtney Fredrickson scored 12 points and Marsha Howard had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Badgers (7-10, 0-4). Wisconsin shot only 31 percent and made just 3 of 18 from the arc in losing its fifth straight.

Area Scoreboard (1/6)

High School Boys Basketball

  • Dubuque, Hempstead 59, Dubuque, Senior 50
  • Iowa City West 79, Wahlert 41
  • Western Dubuque 63, Marion 56
  • Cascade 58, Tipton 32
  • Clayton Ridge, Guttenberg 59, Kee, Lansing 35
  • Edgewood-Colesburg 70, Marquette Catholic, Bellevue 55
  • Cuba City 67, Boscobel 43
  • Mineral Point 85, Southwestern 56
  • Fennimore 61, Darlington 42
  • Platteville 66, Dodgeville 61
  • Potosi 77, Benton 62
  • Black Hawk 53, Albany 37
  • Iowa-Grant 60, Riverdale 33
  • River Ridge 56, Belmont 54
  • River Valley 54, Prairie du Chien 47

High School Girls Basketball

  • Dubuque, Hempstead 71, Dubuque, Senior 44
  • Iowa City West 76, Wahlert, Dubuque 28
  • Marion 55, Western Dubuque 21
  • Cascade, 53, Tipton 46
  • Center Point-Urbana 59, Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 19
  • Marquette Catholic, Bellevue 40, Edgewood-Colesburg 26
  • Kee, Lansing 57, Clayton Ridge, Guttenberg 20
  • Maquoketa 71, Vinton-Shellsburg 57
  • Dodgeville 79, Platteville 63
  • Potosi 64, Benton 63
  • Prairie du Chien 49, River Valley 41
  • East Dubuque 42, Stockton 40
  • Galena 45, River Ridge-Scales Mound 36

College Wrestling

  • Loras 46, Buena Vista 6

Area Scoreboard (1/5)

High School Boys Basketball

  • River Ridge 41, #2 Class 1A East Dubuque 40
  • Shullsburg, Wis. 49, Galena 47, OT

High School Girls Basketball

  • Belmont 54, Shullsburg 32
  • Darlington 79, Boscobel 53
  • Black Hawk 62, Albany 23
  • Cuba City 56, Iowa-Grant 35
  • River Ridge 51, Highland 32
  • Benton 55, Cassville 12

High School Wrestling

  • Hempstead 63, Waterloo East 18
  • Senior split a double dual winning 57-24 against Washington and falling 57-21 to Cedar Rapids Prairie.
  • Wahlert split a double dual beating Xavier 50-29 and falling to Linn-Mar 52-18.
  • Western Dubuque split a double dual winning 58-15 over Mt. Vernon but falling to West Delaware 46-15.
  • Bellevue won three times yesterday defeating Northeast 42-30, North Cedar 45-18, and Durant 48-12.
  • Cascade went 1-2 in their duals: defeating Midland 40-29 and losing to Tipton 33-25 and Camanche 39-29.
  • Lancaster 58, Richland Center 15

High School Boys Swimming

  • Cedar Falls 88, Hempstead 81
  • R Washington 94, Senior 74

Iowa and UNI Still Both Winless in Conference Play

Ohio State beats Iowa 92-81

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Keita Bates-Diop scored 27 points with 13 rebounds, Jae’Sean Tate had 18 points and Ohio State cruised past Iowa 92-81 on Thursday night, its seventh win in its last eight games.

Ohio State jumped all over the Hawkeyes (9-8, 0-4) at the outset, grabbing a 17-point lead late in the first half. Iowa went on a 12-0 run to climb within five early in the second half, but the Buckeyes’ lead was back up to 15 after a 10-0 run.

Tyler Cook scored 21 points with nine boards and Jordan Bohannon had 15 points with 10 assists to lead Iowa, which has dropped two straight. Former Wahlert prep Cordell Pemsl had 1 point and 5 rebounds.

The Hawkeyes play at Maryland on Sunday in first of three straight road games.


Johnson’s second 20-20 game helps Missouri St. beat N. Iowa

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) – Alize Johnson had 24 points and 20 rebounds and J.T. Miller scored 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting to help Missouri State beat Northern Iowa 62-55 on Thursday night. Johnson has two of the nation’s five games this season with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds. It was his fourth consecutive double-double and his 10th of the season.

Tywhon Pickford had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Carlson added 16 and nine, for Northern Iowa who lost their fifth straight game. Former Western Dubuque prep Spencer Haldeman had 1 point and 1 rebound.

Iowa and Wisconsin Women Both Fall

No. 13 Maryland women past No. 18 Iowa
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – Kaila Charles had 12 of her 24 points in the first quarter, Blair Watson had nine of her 13 in the fourth quarter and No. 13 Maryland took control early to defeat No. 18 Iowa80-64 in a Big Ten showdown on Thursday night.

Megan Gustafson had her 15th double-double of the season for Iowa with 15 points and 15 rebounds and Kathleen Doyle had the first of her career with 13 points and a career-high 11 assists. However, the Hawkeyes had 23 turnovers that cost them 29 points.

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No. 22 Michigan women drop Wisconsin 80-57

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Katelynn Flaherty scored 20 of her 25 points in the second half, Hallie Thome added 20 points and No. 22 Michigan pulled away for an 80-57 win over Wisconsin .

Wisconsin (7-9, 0-3) was led by Courtney Frederickson with 16 points but the Badgers were done in by 22 turnovers that were turned into 20 points. Michigan also dominated inside, scoring 46 points in the paint to just 14 for Wisconsin.

Josh Jackson Turning Pro

Iowa junior consensus All-American cornerback Josh Jackson has made his decision on whether or not to return to the Hawkeyes or head to the NFL. Yesterday Jackson  announced he will forgo his senior season and declare himself available for the NFL Draft.

Most draft experts forecast Jackson to be a middle first round pick. Jackson had 7 interceptions and 18 pass break-ups for Iowa this past season.

Saints trade Neudecker to Musketeers

The Dubuque Fighting Saints have acquired two draft selections—a 2018 Phase II 7th round selection, and a conditional 2019 Phase II 8th round selection—from the Sioux City Musketeers in exchange for forward Bauer Neudecker.

Neudecker notched six assists with the Fighting Saints in 24 games. He was drafted by the organization in the 12th round in Phase II of the 2017 USHL Draft.

The Fighting Saints resume their schedule this weekend with a pair of home games against Muskegon. Both Friday and Saturday night’s games start at 7:05 at Mystique Community Ice Center.

Area Scoreboard (1/4)

High School Girls Basketball

  • East Dubuque 40, Forreston 35

College Men’s Basketball

  • Loras defeated Dubuque 98-91. The Spartans fall despite a record setting effort from senior guard T.J. Lake. The former Western Dubuque prep scored a school record 50 points and tied the school record with 8 three pointers made. Junior Josh Ruggles was one of five players to finish in double digits for the Duhawks, scoring 30 points, including a perfect 11-of-11 from the free-throw line.
  • Clarke 96, Culver Stockton 79 ( Harris Takes of Clarke with 31)
  • UW Platteville 73, UW Stout 54 (Carter Voelker with 14 to lead UWP)

College Women’s Basketball

  • Loras 73, Dubuque 59 (Addie Oberman 17 for Loras, Ce Ce Pope 11 for UD)
  • Clarke 58, Culver Stockton 50 (Kea Whittington 30 points for Clarke)
  • UW Platteville 83, UW Stout 75 (Allison Prestegaard of UWP with 27 points)

Regional

  • #6 Baylor 89, Iowa State 49

High School Boys Basketball

  • Off to a 14-and-0 start the East Dubuque Warriors have jumped threes spots and are ranked 2nd in the latest Illinois Class 1-A boys basketball rankings.

Area Scoreboard (1/3)

High School Boys Basketball

  • Senior 82, Milwaukee Bay View 60
  • Monticello 66, Bellevue 64, OT
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 55, Midland, Wyoming 40

Wisconsin

  • New Glarus 72, Platteville 62
  • Potosi 69, Pecatonica 55
  • Sauk Prairie71, River Valley 54

High School Girls Basketball

  • Hempstead 55, Iowa City Liberty 32
  • Monticello 66, #8 2A Bellevue 48
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 54, Midland, Wyoming 40

Wisconsin

  • Benton 70, Wauzeka-Steuben 49
  • Fennimore 51, Cassville 22
  • River Ridge 69, De Soto 16

Illinois

  • Galena 54, River Valley 34

Gustafson Earns 8th Straight Conference Honor

IOWA CITY, Iowa – For the 8th straight week Iowa junior Megan Gustafson has been named Big Ten Player of the Week. The weekly award is the 14th of her career.

Gustafson averaged 24.0 points, 13.5 rebounds, 3.5 blocks, and shot 61.9 percent from the field and 1.000 from the free throw line (22-for-22) to lead Iowa to a pair of wins against Wisconsin and No. 21/19 Michigan last week

Garza Big 10 Freshman of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa forward Luka Garza was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

Garza (6-foot-11, 235 pounds) led Iowa to its season-best fifth straight win in a convincing 98-75 triumph over Northern Illinois on Dec. 29, in Iowa City.

Garza posted personal bests in scoring (25), 3-pointers made (3), and blocked shots (5), while also grabbing a game-best seven rebounds in only 16 minutes of action.

Michigan beats Iowa 75-68

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Zavier Simpson and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman each scored 15 points and Michigan beat host Iowa 75-68 on Tuesday night, extending its winning streak to six games.

The Wolverines (13-3, 2-1 Big Ten), who won in Iowa City for the first time since 2011.

Iowa (9-7, 0-3) briefly closed to within seven early in the second half. But it kept leaving Michigan open for easy 3s, including one from Abdur-Rahkman that made it 69-54 with 6:49 left.

The Wolverines finished 11 of 25 on 3s.

Tyler Cook had 28 for the Hawkeyes. They went 15 of 37 from the floor on shots not taken by Cook, but went on a late 9-0 run that made the score seem closer than the game actually was.

Iowa will face Ohio State in Iowa City on Thursday.

Happ’s 28 points lead way, Wisconsin beats Indiana 71-61

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Ethan Happ had 28 points in one of his best all-around efforts of the season, and undermanned Wisconsin overcame another injury to beat Indiana 71-61 on Tuesday night.

Happ hit 11 of 17 shots, adding nine rebounds, four steals and two blocks for the Badgers (9-7, 2-1 Big Ten). They won their fifth straight game despite being without starting guard Brevin Pritzl, who was scratched 90 minutes before tipoff with a head injury.

Brad Davison added 14 points for Wisconsin, which extended its winning streak over the Hoosiers (8-7, 1-2) in Madison to 16 games.

Wisconsin begins a three-game stretch on road with a trip to Rutgers on Friday.

Texas upends Iowa State 74-70 in OT

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Dylan Osetkowski scored a career-high 25 points with seven 3-pointers – including the go-ahead bucket with 33.5 seconds left in overtime – and Texas beat Iowa State 74-70 on last night to improve to 3-0 on the road.

Donovan Jackson scored 24 points to lead Iowa State (9-4, 0-2), which is off to its first 0-2 start in league play since 2010-11. Lard added a career-best 21 points with 16 rebounds.

Iowa State plays at Oklahoma State on Saturday.

Area Basketball and Hockey

Men’s College Basketball:

Clarke 77 Univ. Dubuque 74

Loras 76   Monmouth 75

Women’s College Basketball

Loras 75 Elmhurst, 71

St. Ambrose 73 Clarke 60

Hockey

GENEVA, Ill. — Tied at two after two periods of play, the Chicago Steel made due on their chances in the third period, outshooting the Dubuque Fighting Saints 16-3 in the final frame, and outscoring them 2-0 en route to a 4-2 win at the Fox Valley Ice Arena on Saturday night. The Steel took all four meetings between the two teams this season.

The KDTH Top Tri-State Sports Stories of 2017

As we get ready to leave 2017 this weekend let us review the top local sports stories we covered here on AM 1370 KDTH.

We start in the month of February: Western Dubuque crowned three state champions in the Class 3A field at the State High School Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines. The Bobcat state champions included at 132 Braden Birt. Next at 182 Max Lyon defended his state crown from 2016 winning his 112th match in a row. The third W-D gold medal came when Aaron Costello at 285 finished an unbeaten season with a pin.

It was a great year for high school boy’s basketball in the Tri-States. In March; Hempstead had a team qualify for a state basketball tournament for the first time in school history as the Mustang boys defeated Senior 53-50 in an exciting Sub-state Final played at Epworth. Hempstead lost their 4A state quarterfinal game in Des Moines to Cedar Rapids Kennedy 55-47. Cascade qualified for the boy’s state tournament for a fourth consecutive season losing to Camanche in the state quarterfinals.

In Wisconsin both Shullsburg and Darlington finished impressive seasons as state runners up in their respective class. Shullsburg lost to Barneveld in the Division 5 title game finishing with a record of 26-and-3 and Darlington lost in the D-4 championship game to Milwaukee Destiny to finish 27-and-1.

In Illinois, the East Dubuque boys made a historic run that fell one game short of making the state tournament losing in the Super Sectional to Chicago Hope Academy 50-33 and finishing with a record of 31-and-3.

Also in the month of March history was made at Clarke University as the first head football coach in school history was announced. Miguel Regalado was chosen to lead the school into football competition. Regalado was previously at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas where he had been an assistant since 2008 and Offensive Coordinator since 2011. Clarke will have a scrimmage schedule in the fall of 2018 and then play a varsity schedule in the Heart of American Athletic Conference in 2019.

Clarke University also enjoyed a record setting baseball season. Clarke captured the regular season Heart of America Conference Championship and advanced to the NAIA World Series in May and finished with a program record for wins with a record of 46-and-14.

In May at the Iowa Girls High School State Track Meet: Cascade won their second consecutive team championship in Class 2A.

In early June; Dubuque Senior High golfer Maddie Hawkins captured Class 5-A medalist honors at the Iowa High School Girls State Golf Meet in Ames. Hawkins carded a second round score of 4 under par 67 to win the medalist crown by four strokes with a two round score of 141.

At the end of July, the Dyersville Beckman Catholic baseball team capped off an emotional season with the Class 2-A state baseball title with a 9-6 victory over Carroll Kuemper Catholic. Ailing head coach Tom Jenk Junior was able to make the trip to Des Moines to witness the championship….the Hall of Fame coach died in late October following a courageous 10 month battle with brain cancer.

Wahlert High School celebrated two state championships in the fall. At the end of October, the Golden Eagle girls Cross Country runners brought home a team state championship trophy and then in November, the Wahlert volleyball team repeated as Class 4A state champions with a victory over Sergeant Bluff Luton in the title game. Alliyah Carter was named the captain of the All-Tournament Team and Jenna Gremmel was also named all-tournament.

University of Dubuque football player Michael Joseph was one of the top local stories. The U-D senior cornerback was selected a consensus first team Division 3 All-American with 1st team honors coming from the American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press and D3football.com.  Joseph received more accolades recently named the Cliff Harris Award winner for Best Small College Defensive Player of the Year covering NCAA Division Two, Three and NAIA. It’s the first time in history for a Division three player. Joseph will also play in the prestigious Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama on January 27th.

Area/Regional Scoreboard

High School Boys Basketball

  • Black Hawk, Wis. 71, Galena 54
  • Milwaukee Acadamy of Science 62, Cuba City 41 (Cuba City Tourney)
  • Bangor 78, Lancaster 57
  • Boscobel 39, North Crawford 27
  • Cassville 50, Ithaca 42 (Cassville Tourney)
  • Cassville 75, Coulee Region Christian 60 (Cassville Tourney)
  • Darlington 48, Pecatonica 42
  • Platteville 79, Clinton 76
  • Roncalli 70, Mineral Point 65
  • Wauzeka-Steuben 53, Potosi 52, OT
  • Wisconsin Heights 80, River Valley 53
  • Benton 54, Scales Mound, Ill. 43 (Alexander Tourney)
  • Piasa Southwestern, Ill. 46, Shullsburg 40 (Alexander Tourney

High School Girls Basketball

  • Platteville 60, Barneveld 31
  • Shullsburg 41, Cuba City 37 (Cuba City Tourney)
  • Black Hawk 64, Dodgeville 40
  • Fennimore 65, Wonewoc-Center 38
  • Mineral Point 69, Living Word Lutheran 67
  • Wisconsin Heights 48, River Valley 30

College Women’s Basketball

  • #23 Iowa 56, Wisconsin 46
  • Iowa State 71, Kansas 69 (OT)
  • #15 Maryland 100, Illinois 65

UNI Falls in MVC Opener

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Southern Illinois Salukis won for the first time in Cedar Falls since 2003 with a 56-53 triumph over the Northern Iowa men’s basketball team in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both schools.

UNI was led in scoring by freshman Tywhon Pickford’s 13 points. Senior Klint Carlson grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds against the Salukis. Former Western Dubuque prep Spencer Haldeman sat out last night’s game for the Panthers. Haldeman reportedly has been suffering from back spasms since practice on Wednesday.

UNI will be back in action Sunday at Bradley.

Saints Rally from Deficit for Win

DUBUQUE, Iowa — Down 3-2 in the third period, Quinn Preston notched a shorthanded goal with just over four minutes left, and after killing a 4-on-3 power play, Josh Maniscalco cashed in on the rebound to provide the fans at the Mystique Community Ice Center a fantastic finish. The Dubuque Fighting Saints topped the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 4-3.

The Fighting Saints close out the weekend stretch on Saturday night at Chicago to take on the Steel.

Fighting Saints Beat Gamblers

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Dalton Hunter and Adam Tisdale responded to Green Bay Gamblers goals in the third period, Cole Weaver slammed the door shut through overtime and the shootout, and Logan Pietila notched the only goal in the shootout to lift the Dubuque Fighting Saints to a 3-2 win over the Gamblers at the Resch Center last night.

Dubuque is back in action tonight on home ice to face off against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. The puck will drop at 7:05.

Area Scoreboard (12/28)

High School Boys Basketball

  • Martin Luther 73, Mineral Point 68

Cuba City Tournament

  • Cuba City 72, Mishicot 47

High School Girls Basketball

  • Platteville 67, Living Word Lutheran 32
  • Mineral Point 58, Mt. Horeb 44

Cuba City Tournament

  • Cuba City 69, New Glarus 56
  • Shullsburg 33, River Ridge/Scales Mound, Ill. 28

Iowa rallies to beat Boston College 27-20 in Pinstripe Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) – Drake Kulick fought for a 1-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter on his only carry of the game and Iowa beat Boston College 27-20 in the frigid Pinstripe Bowl last night at Yankee Stadium to snap a five-game bowl losing streak.

The Hawkeyes (8-5) had been the only team in the nation to lose a bowl game in each of the last four seasons. Iowa had last won a bowl game in 2010 and started the losing streak the next season.

It ended in New York.

The Hawkeyes used their first sack of the game late in the fourth to spark the winning drive. Iowa defensive end Anthony Nelson hit Darius Wade, and Parker Hesse recovered a fumble at the BC 45.

Nate Stanley’s pass to Nate Wieting on a rollout was ruled a touchdown until a review showed the tight end was down at the 1. No worries. Kulick got the call over 1,000-yard rusher Akrum Wadley and barged through for the go-ahead score. The smattering of Iowa fans went wild and Josh Jackson gave them reason to stay on their feet when he sealed the win with an interception.

Coach Kirk Ferentz tied Hayden Fry for first on Iowa’s career wins list with 143.

Happ’s double-double leads Wisconsin past Chicago State

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Ethan Happ scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Wisconsin beat Chicago State 82-70 last night in a closer-than-expected contest.

The Cougars (2-14) have now lost 10 straight and nine of their losses on the season have been by an average of 38 points.

Part of Wisconsin’s struggles stemmed from its poor outside shooting. The Badgers hit 4 of 9 3-point attempts in the first half, but made just 3 of 11 in the second half.

Their free-throw shooting also proved key in a game that saw 24 fouls called in the second half. The Badgers were 23 of 32 from the line (71.9 percent), compared with 15 of 18 (83.3 percent) for Chicago State.

The Badgers host UMass Lowell on Saturday.

Rams and Cougars Steady, Mustangs Climb Latest AP Poll

Rams Steady, Mustangs Climb Latest AP Poll

The Senior Rams stayed put while the Hempstead Mustangs moved up in the latest Associated Press Iowa High School Boys Basketball rankings just released.

Senior is still ranked 3rd in Class 4A while Hempstead moved 3 spots to 7th this week, tied with Des Moines Hoover. Senior and Hempstead play one another when their schedules resume a week from this Friday night.

Wahlert received votes in Class 3A.

The Cascade Cougars are still ranked 7th in the Class 2A poll.

Iowa-Pinstripe Bowl

It’s been nearly seven years since the Iowa Hawkeyes last won a bowl game. The Hawkeyes get a chance to end that streak this afternoon when Iowa meets Boston College in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.

This will be the Hawkeyes’ fourth time playing on grass this season. They played their first three road games on grass: winning at Iowa State and losing by a touchdown at Michigan State and Northwestern. Temperature at kickoff for those games was 65, 64, and 66 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperature at kickoff is expected to be in the middle 20s.

On Sunday the players toured Times Square on Christmas Day they attended One World Observatory and the September 11 Memorial and Museum. Last night following the team dinner they watched the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

Game time will be a 4:15 and will be televised on ESPN.

U-D’s Michael Joseph Named Cliff Harris Award Winner

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. –  University of Dubuque senior football player Michael Joseph has been named the 2017 Cliff Harris Award winner for Best Small College Defensive Player of the Year covering NCAA Division Two, Three and NAIA, the announcement was made on Saturday in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Joseph, a consensus Division 3 All American will be honored at the Little Rock Touchdown Club’s annual award banquet on January 11, 2018.  Joseph is also getting ready to play in the prestigious Senior Bowl game in Mobile, Alabama at the end of January.

Local Scoreboard (12/22)

College Women’s Basketball

Iowa 79, Drake 66

Iowa State 75, Nicholls State 47

UNI 72, Kansas State 71 – Former Western Dubuque star Megan Maahs scores 7 points for UNI, including four in the final 2:40

High School Girls Basketball

Iowa City West 73, Hempstead 47

Galena 54, Pearl City 43

Boscobel 45, Darlington 41

Blackhawk 58, Darlington 39

High School Boys Basketball

Senior 64, Rockford Lutheran 51

Hempstead 62, Central Dewitt 41

Cedar Rapids Prairie 67, Western Dubuque 41

Cascade 54, Anamosa 40

Dyersville Beckman 75, Oelwein 42

Warren 53, Scales Mound 41

Benton 50, Argyle 45

Barneveld 81, Dodgeville 60

Lancaster 85, Viroqua 64

High School Wrestling

Hempstead 44, Western Dubuque 17

Cascade 42, Northeast Goose Lake 24

Monticello 66, Bellevue 18

Local Scoreboard (12/21)

Men’s College Basketball

Iowa State 55, Maryland-Eastern Shore 49 – A sluggish Cyclones squad still managed to secure their 9th straight win. The key stretch came toward the end of the first half, when Iowa State ran off a 13-2 run to open up a 17-point halftime advantage. The Cyclones are now 9-2, and have an entire week off before they open Big 12 action a week from Friday against Kansas State.

Women’s College Basketball

Loras 74, Milwaukee School of Engineering 54 – The Duhawks held just a three-point edge going into the fourth quarter, but outscored their opponents from Wisconsin by 17 points in the final frame to blow the game open. Sophomore guard Riley Eckhart scored eight of Loras’ points in the final four minutes to seal the win.

Iowa Coaches Note Similarities Between Hawkeyes, Boston College

Brian Ferentz (Courtesy: HawkeyeSports.com)

The man who calls the Iowa football team’s offense sees a lot of similarities between the Hawkeyes and their bowl opponent. Iowa will face Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl next Wednesday. Hawkeye Offensive Coordinator Brian Ferentz says the Eagles remind him a lot of his own team. Ferentz will be matching wits with Boston College Defensive Coordinator Jim Reid, who joined the Eagles last year after three seasons as Iowa’s linebackers coach. The Hawkeyes and the Eagles kick off inside Yankee Stadium next Wednesday afternoon at 4:15. That game will be televised by ESPN.

Local Scoreboard (12/20)

Men’s College Basketball

Loras 102, Blackburn 90

U. Dubuque 86, Berry 70

Women’s College Basketball

Loras 64, North Park 47

High School Boys Basketball

Senior 59, Waterloo West 56

Hempstead 69, Waterloo East 59

Cedar Falls 73, Wahlert 67

Cascade 69, Iowa City Regina 50

Bellevue Marquette 63, East Buchanan 26

Central Elkader 47, Clayton Ridge 36

Easton Valley 71, Maquoketa Valley 50

Platteville 57, Darlington 41

Lancaster 67, Barneveld 66

Benton 59, Scales Mound 44

East Dubuque 54, Stockton 33

High School Girls Basketball

Hempstead 60, Waterloo East 41

Waterloo West 59, Senior 52

Cedar Falls 66, Wahlert 34

Western Dubuque 54, Dyersville Beckman 35

Cascade 51, Iowa City Regina 39

Central Elkader 39, Clayton Ridge 32

Maquoketa Valley 67, Easton Valley 41

Mineral Point 75, Southwestern 38

Cuba City 71, Boscobel 34

Darlington 86, Fennimore 32

Belmont 45, Cassville 28

Shullsburg 36, River Ridge 35

Hawkeyes Cruise to 3rd Straight Win

The Iowa basketball team ran its record north of the .500 mark last night with a blowout win over Southern Utah, 92-64. The Hawkeyes improve to 7-6 with the victory, which is their third in a row. Iowa dominated from the outset, opening up a ten point lead in the contest’s first four minutes of action. The advantage swelled to 22 just before halftime, and Iowa led by as many as 30 before settling for the final margin. The Hawkeyes connected on better than half of their shots, and took advantage of many open looks in the post. Forward Luka Garza led the way with 17 points off the bench, while Isaiah Moss and Tyler Cook contributed 16 points each. Former Wahlert star Cordell Pemsl scored 8 points in just 9 minutes of action, while former Golden Eagle teammate Riley Till added a bucket late in the game. The Hawkeyes return to action on Friday, when they have a neutral court showdown with Colorado.

Wisconsin to Retire Kaminsky’s Number

Courtesy: University of Wisconsin

Less than three years removed from playing his final game in a Badger uniform, former Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky will have his jersey retired later this season. Kaminsky’s #44 will be raised to the rafters of the Kohl Center on February 15, with Kaminsky scheduled to be in attendance. Kaminsky was the consensus National Player of the Year for the Badgers in 2015, when he led Wisconsin to the National Championship game and a second consecutive Final Four. Kaminsky also holds the school record for points in a game with 43, and is just the second player in Wisconsin history to notch 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, and 100 blocks. Kaminsky is currently a member of the Charlotte Hornets, who drafted him 9th overall in 2015.

McCaffery to Join Siena Hall of Fame

McCaffery (Courtesy: University of Iowa)

Iowa’s basketball coach is going to be a Hall of Famer. Fran McCaffery will be inducted to the Hall of Fame at Siena University during a ceremony in February, that school announced yesterday. McCaffery was Siena’s head basketball coach before coming to Iowa. In his five years leading the Saints, McCaffery guided the program to four 20-win seasons and a pair of NCAA Tournament victories. Siena won 69% of its games under McCaffery and had an even more impressive 76% win percentage in conference contests.

Local Scoreboard (12/19)

High School Boys Basketball

Western Dubuque 66, Dyersville Beckman 58 (OT)

Central Elkader 59, Maquoketa Valley 38

Cuba City 59, Potosi 45

Wisconsin Heights 71, Boscobel 23

Mineral Point 77, Belleville 38

High School Girls Basketball

Maquoketa Valley 66, Central Elkader 19

East Dubuque 58, Lena-Winslow 33

Platteville 62, Wisconsin Heights 41

 College Men’s Basketball

U. of Dubuque 80, Lawrence University 75

Senior, Hempstead, Cascade Move Up in Boys Hoops Ratings

Two of Dubuque’s high school boys basketball teams are now in the Associated Press’ Top Ten for Class 4A. Senior moved up three spots to #3 in this week’s rankings, the second set of ratings released this year. Joining the Rams in the Top Ten are their rivals from Hempstead, who are new to the rankings this week. The Mustangs sit at #10 in 4A. The only other area team in the rankings is Cascade, who slid up one position to #7 in Class 2A. The Cougars are one of 13 undefeated teams in that class, but face fellow unbeaten Iowa City Regina tonight. #1 teams this week are Iowa City West in 4A, Norwalk in 3A, Sioux Center in 2A, and North Linn in 1A.

Full rankings:

Class 4A

  1. Iowa City West
  2. Des Moines North
  3. Dubuque Senior
  4. Waukee
  5. Johnston
  6. Linn-Mar
  7. Sioux City East
  8. Des Moines Hoover
  9. North Scott
  10. Dubuque Hempstead

Class 3A

  1. Norwalk
  2. Cedar Rapids Xavier
  3. Sioux City Heelan
  4. Glenwood
  5. Oskaloosa
  6. Harlan
  7. Mount Pleasant
  8. Spirit Lake
  9. LeMars
  10. Pella

Class 2A

  1. Sioux Center
  2. Western Christian
  3. Van Meter
  4. Aplington-Parkersburg
  5. Sheldon
  6. South Hamilton
  7. Cascade
  8. Unity Christian
  9. Carroll Kuemper
  10. Iowa City Regina

Class 1A

  1. North Linn
  2. Grand View Christian
  3. St. Mary’s, Remsen
  4. Wapsie Valley
  5. St. Albert, Council Bluffs
  6. Gladbrook-Reinbeck
  7. George-Little Rock
  8. Don Bosco
  9. Lynnville-Sully
  10. New London

Banwarth Helps Lead Nebraska to NCAA Volleyball Title

Banwarth (Courtesy: University of Nebraska Athletics)

Dubuque native Kayla Banwarth will be adding an NCAA Championship ring to her already impressive trophy case. The former Wahlert volleyball standout helped Nebraska claim the NCAA title on Saturday night, when the Cornhuskers topped Florida in four sets. The Huskers entered last weekend’s Final Four in Kansas City as the lowest-ranked remaining team. But they earned the 5th championship in school history with upsets of top-ranked Penn State in the semifinals and #3 Florida in Saturday night’s championship. Banwarth is in her first season as an assistant coach with Nebraska, which is where she played collegiately. She also spent two seasons as a volunteer assistant at Pepperdine University while training with the US National Team. Banwarth retired from international competition after helping lead Team USA to the bronze medal at last year’s Olympics in Rio.

Area Scoreboard (12/18)

Men’s College Basketball

Loras 94, Carroll 85 – Josh Ruggles led the way for the Duhawks with 29 points, including seven 3-pointers. The Duhawks have a short rest before hosting Blackburn on their home court tomorrow.

Women’s College Basketball

#25 Iowa 71, UNI 47 – The Hawkeyes scorched the nets in the second half, shooting 60 percent from the field after the break to pull away from UNI and improve to 11-1 on the year. Iowa held a slim, four-point edge at halftime, but outscored the Panthers by 20 points the rest of the way. Megan Gustafson led the Hawkeyes with 26 points and 10 rebounds for her 11th double-double of the season. Former Western Dubuque star Megan Maahs also notched a double-double for UNI, popping in a dozen points to go along with ten rebounds. The Hawkeyes play their final non-conference game on Thursday when they host Drake. The Panthers will also be in action on Thursday as they visit Kansas State.

Loras 80, UW-Platteville 69 – The Duhawks got back above the .500 mark with their second consecutive win. Addie Oberman paced Loras with 19 points, while former Bellevue Marquette star Marissa Schroeder added 17. Kassie Buchholz scored 21 to lead the Pioneers.

Big Ten and other basketball action

Big Ten Men’s Basketball

Michigan       90,  Detroit   58

Rutgers        71,    Seton Hall  65

Iowa          90,        Drake  64

Indiana         80,  Notre Dame  77  (OT)

New Mexico St.       74,  Illinois             69

Northwestern              62,  DePaul             60

Michigan St.  86,    Oakland                  73

Ohio St.        80,  Appalachian State      67

Kansas          73,   Nebraska        72

Other Men’s Basketball :

IA State 76,   UNI 65

At Fullerton, California

No. 10 Hope International 93, Clarke 62

Women’s College Baskeball:

Loras 80, UW-Platteville  69

Girls Basketball:

Shullsburg   48,  Galena         45

Boys Basketball:

Hempstead 66, Lee’s Summit Christian (Missouri) 61

 

Wendy’s American Trust Girls Classic

It was a great day of girls high school basketball on Saturday at the Wendy’s American Trust Girls Basketball Classic at Loras College presented by AM 1370 KDTH.

In the first game of the day East Dubuque defeated Cascade 46 to 42. In the second game featuring top ranked teams from Wisconsin and Iowa it was Black Hawk beating Springville 55-37.  In the 3rd game of the day, Bellevue defeated Wahlert 67-59. Hempstead was a winner over Madison Memorial 57 -53 and Senior collected a win defeating Waukegan 48-35.

Area Scoreboard (12/16)

High School Boys Basketball

  • Dubuque, Hempstead 57, Wahlert, Dubuque 47
  • Dubuque, Senior 64, Iowa City High 62
  • Western Dubuque 58, Anamosa 30
  • Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 70, Solon 60
  • Cascade, 57, Monticello 34
  • Clayton Ridge 59, West Central, Maynard 28
  • Maquoketa 52, Central Clinton, DeWitt 45
  • Marquette Catholic, Bellevue 63, Lisbon 62
  • North Cedar 46, Bellevue 45

Wisconsin

  • Black Hawk 76, Juda 52
  • Dodgeville 74, Lancaster 55
  • Potosi 44, Cassville 25
  • Prairie du Chien 56, Platteville 55
  • River Ridge 52, Benton 48
  • Shullsburg 51, Belmont 36

Illinois

  • Prophetstown 54, Galena 38 (West Carroll Holiday Tournament)
  • East Dubuque 52, Erie 24 (West Carroll Holiday Tournament)

High School Girls Basketball

  • Dubuque, Hempstead 60, Wahlert, Dubuque 41
  • Iowa City High 79, Dubuque, Senior 31
  • Anamosa 45, Western Dubuque 44
  • Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 57, Solon 43
  • Bellevue 51, North Cedar, Stanwood 43
  • Cascade, 50, Monticello 46
  • Central Clinton, DeWitt 62, Maquoketa 57
  • Marquette Catholic, Bellevue 58, Lisbon 23

Wisconsin

  • Cuba City 60, Fennimore 20
  • Darlington 65, Southwestern 31
  • Platteville 63, Prairie du Chien 32
  • Mineral Point 65, Riverdale 45

Illinois

  • Stockton 65, Galena 59

4 Teams at Saturday’s Wendy’s-American Trust Girls Classic Ranked This Week

The latest girls high school basketball rankings in Iowa and Wisconsin have been released. Area teams ranked in the latest Iowa Girls Athletic Union poll include in Class 4A: Western Dubuque is ranked 7th.

Three Iowa teams coming to tomorrow’s Wendy’s-American Trust Girls Classic at Loras College are ranked. In Class 2A: Cascade is ranked 8th and Bellevue ranked 10th. In Class 1A, two-time defending state champion Springville is top ranked. Cascade will meet East Dubuque at 11:30 and and Bellevue faces Wahlert Catholic at 3:00pm.

Springville’s Classic opponent tomorrow Black Hawk is top ranked in Division 5 in the new Wisconsin Sports Network poll, those two teams will collide at 1:15pm.  Platteville is top ranked in Division 3 while Cuba City is rated 7th in Division 4.

Joseph AP All American

Michael Joseph of the University of Dubuque has landed spot on another All-American team. Joseph has been named to the Associated Press Division 3 or Little All American team. Earlier this week Joseph, a senior cornerback was selected to the American Football Coaches Association first team All-American squad. He is also a candidate for the D-3 Defensive Player of the Year award.

Joseph will represent the University of Dubuque, Iowa Conference, and NCAA Division III in the 2018 prestigious 69th Reese’s Senior Bowl which will be played on January 27th in Mobile, Alabama. NFL Network will broadcast practice recaps and highlights, as well as the game.

Area Scoreboard (12/15)

High School Boys Basketball

Iowa

  • Clayton Ridge 59, West Central 28

Wisconsin

  • Cuba City 66, Darlington 45
  • Iowa Grant 56, Boscobel 34
  • Mineral Point 96, Fennimore 75
  • Southwestern 64, Riverdale 34

High School Girls Basketball

Iowa

  • Clayton Ridge 51, West Central 38

Wisconsin

  • Potosi 50, River Ridge 44
  • Shullsburg 39, Benton 38

High School Wrestling

Iowa

  • Hempstead 33, C.R. Kennedy 30
  • R. Prairie 38, Hempstead 36
  • Wahlert 51, C.R. Washington 26
  • Senior 69, Iowa City Liberty 9
  • Western Dubuque 39, Dyersville Beckman 25
  • Bellevue 36, North Cedar 33
  • West Liberty 66, Bellevue 18
  • Tipton 59, Bellevue 18
  • Cascade 54, Iowa City Regina 21
  • Cascade 42, Northeast 35
  • Cascade 42, Mid-Prairie 39

Wisconsin

  • Lancaster 59, Dodgeville 21

College Women’s Basketball

  • Clarke 83, Robert Morris 73
  • UW Milwaukee 67, Wisconsin 64

Area Scoreboard (12/14)

High School Boys Basketball

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

College Women’s Basketball

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

Davison FT gives Wisconsin win over W Kentucky

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Illinois routs Longwood

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Senior A.D. Brent Cook Receives National Honor

Senior A.D. Brent Cook Receives National Honor

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

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

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

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

Area Scoreboard (12/13)

High School Boys Basketball

Iowa

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

Wisconsin

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

High School Girls Basketball

Iowa

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

Wisconsin

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

Iowa, Wisconsin, and Iowa State Players Named All Americans

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

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

https://collegefootball.ap.org/article/2017-ap-all-america-teams

http://www.sportswriters.net/fwaa/news/2017/allamerica171211.html

Carter Out For Senior

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

AP Iowa Boys Bball Poll

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

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

In Class 2A: Cascade is ranked 8th.

 

Area Scoreboard (12/12)

High School Boys Basketball

  • North Crawford 67, Riverdale 58

High School Girls Basketball

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

College Women’s Basketball and Wrestling Scores

College Womens Basketball

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

College Wrestling

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

Iowa’s Josey Jewell wins Lott IMPACT Trophy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sluggish Cyclones hold off Alcorn State 78-58

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

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

Northern Iowa romps to 80-47 win overDubuque

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

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

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

Area Scoreboard (12/9)

High School Boys Basketball

Iowa

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

Wisconsin

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

Illinois

  • Lanark Eastland 62, Galena 42

High School Girls Basketball

Iowa

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

Wisconsin

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

Illinois

  • Galena 72, Orangeville 28

Area Scoreboard (12/8)

High School Girls Basketball

Iowa

  • Wahlert  53, Senior 36

Wisconsin

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

Illinois

  • Eastland 58, East Dubuque 48

High School Wrestling

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

College Women’s Basketball

  • Illinois 81, Indiana State 52

College Wrestling

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

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

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

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

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

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

UP NEXT

Iowa plays Southern in Iowa City on Sunday.

Iowa State hosts Alcorn State on Sunday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The teams, selected in balloting by West Region sports information directors and D3football.com staff, were chosen from 259 nominations by Division III member schools.

D3football.com will name their All-American team on Friday, December 15th.

Area Scoreboard (12/7)

College Men’s Basketball

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

Regional

  • Temple 59, Wisconsin 55

College Women’s Basketball

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

Regional

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

Area Scoreboard (12/6)

High School Boys Basketball

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

Wisconsin

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

High School Girls Basketball

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

Wisconsin

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

Illinois

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

High School Wrestling

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

Area Scoreboard (12/5)

High School Boys Basketball

Iowa

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

Wisconsin

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

Illinois

  • East Dubuque 44, Scales Mound 20

High School Girls Basketball

  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 59, Durant 24

Wisconsin

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

Hoosiers take advantage of Iowa turnovers

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

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

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

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