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Area Scoreboard from Thursday

January 21, 2022



  • Hempstead 45, Iowa City West 25 (Hempstead claims MVC Valley Divisional Dual Title)
  • Iowa City Liberty 64, Wahlert 9
  • Senior 38, Waterloo West 35
  • Western Dubuque 37, Cedar Falls 34
  • Maquoketa 48, Bellevue 12

Boys Basketball


  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 68, Starmont 36


  • East Dubuque 46, Galena 43

Girls Basketball


  • Platteville 63, River Valley 24
  • Prairie du Chien 63, Lancaster 41
  • Cuba City 69, Darlington 51
  • Boscobel 72, Iowa Grant 47
  • Riverdale 63, Southwestern 54
  • Belmont 52, Potosi/Cassville 44
  • Shullsburg 49, Benton 29
  • Highland 45, River Ridge 30


  • Waterloo 3, Dubuque 2 (Saints back in action next Thursday night at home against Cedar Rapids)

University of Dubuque  Athletic Director Dan Runkle Stepping Down

January 21, 2022

The University of Dubuque is beginning the search for a new Athletic Director following the announcement current A.D. Dan Runkle will be stepping down from the position.

Runkle has been the A.D. at Dubuque since August 2002. During his tenure, Runkle has overseen state of the art athletic facility upgrades for every sport on campus as well as the hiring of a number of successful coaches at the school who have helped the Spartans be yearly contenders.

Runkle will continue on the job through the end of the current school year and will then transition to the university’s Office of Advancement.

US team gets shots in the arm...Ollie wins case vs. UConn

January 21, 2022

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Olympic team’s top doctor says all of the 200-plus athletes heading to Beijing for the Winter Games next month are fully vaccinated, and not a single one asked for a medical exemption. Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Finnoff told The Associated Press the 21-day quarantine period the IOC is requiring for unvaccinated participants, combined with the education the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee provided, “really resonated with the athletes.”

UNDATED (AP) — An arbitrator has ruled that UConn improperly fired former men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie and must pay him more than $11 million, according to Ollie’s attorney. Ollie was fired in March 2018 after the school reported numerous NCAA violations in his program. The school called the decision “nonsensical” but did not say whether it would seek to have the award vacated.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NCAA member schools have ratified a new, pared-down constitution that clears the way for a decentralized approach to governing college sports that will hand more power to schools and conferences. The NCAA’s three divisions will now be empowered to govern themselves, a move that college sports leaders hope will reduce legal exposure after a resounding rebuke from the Supreme Court last year. The changes could mean a massive overhaul in Division I, which has hundreds of big schools and millions of dollars tied closely to football and basketball.

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls say guard Lonzo Ball will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and is expected to be out six to eight weeks. Ball has missed three games since a 42-point loss to Golden State last week. Ball has been a major contributor in Chicago’s rise to the top of the Eastern Conference this season, averaging 13 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists.

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Cantlay shot a 10-under 62 for a share of the first-round lead with rookie Lee Hodges in The American Express at La Quinta Country Club. Cantlay played the first seven holes in 7 under, making an eagle on the par-5 sixth and five birdies. Hodges played the back nine at La Quinta in 7-under 29, eagling the par-5 fifth and making five birdies.

National Scoreboard from Thursday 1/20

January 21, 2022

Final New Orleans 102 New York 91
Final Phoenix 109 Dallas 101
Final OT Indiana 121 Golden State 117
Final Columbus 2 Philadelphia 1
Final Boston 4 Washington 3
Final Dallas 5 Buffalo 4
Final Pittsburgh 6 Ottawa 4
Final Nashville 5 Winnipeg 2
Final Florida 6 Edmonton 0
Final Colorado 4 Los Angeles 1
Final Seattle 3 San Jose 2
Final OT Vegas 4 Montreal 3
(1)Gonzaga at Pacific 9 p.m. (Postponed)
Final (1)Gonzaga 78 San Francisco 62
Final (3)Arizona 85 Stanford 57
Final Indiana 68 (4)Purdue 65
Final (9)UCLA 63 Utah 58
Final (16)Southern Cal 61 Colorado 58
Final (21)Providence 83 Georgetown 75
Final (25)UConn 75 Butler 56

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday

January 20, 2022


Girls Basketball

  • Galena 52, East Dubuque 23


Men’s Basketball

  • Clarke 77, Graceland 70
  • Wartburg 86, Loras 83
  • Dubuque at Luther PPD
  • #5 UW Oshkosh 83, #2 UW Platteville 67

Women’s Basketball

  • #12 (NAIA)Clarke 61, Graceland 47 (10th straight win for Clarke)
  • #13 Wartburg 84, Loras 82
  • Dubuque 68, Luther 48
  • UW Oshkosh 66, UW Platteville 56


  • #15 Texas 66, #7 Iowa State 48


  • UW Whitewater 23, UW Platteville 10

Men’s Volleyball

  • William Penn 3, Clarke 0

College Men's Basketball: Both Iowa and UNI Fall in Conference Play on the Road

January 20, 2022

Harper gives Rutgers 48-46 win over Iowa

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Ron Harper Jr. scored 15 points including two free throws with two seconds remaining to lift Rutgers to a 48-46 win over Iowa. Harper was fouled by Keegan Murray as he tried to find a way through the Hawkeyes’ perimeter defense. After his free throws and a timeout, Connor McCaffery threw a long inbounds pass to Murray, who made the catch in a crowd but had his 3-point try fall short. Murray finished with 13 points but on 5-of-14 shooting and had 13 rebounds.

Next up for the Hawkeyes they host Penn State on Saturday afternoon.


Carter’s Career High Not Enough for UNI

Former Dubuque Senior prep Noah Carter led Northern Iowa last night with a career-high 33 points, while pulling down 10 rebounds and a team leading 5 assists, but UNI fell at Valparaiso 83-80. The Panthers had a five game win streak snapped and drop to 9-8 on the season and 5-2 in Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) play.

Next up for UNI: the Panthers host Drake on Saturday.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (1/19)

January 20, 2022

Final Philadelphia 123 Orlando 110
Final Brooklyn 119 Washington 118
Final Charlotte 111 Boston 102
Final Atlanta 134 Minnesota 122
Final Chicago 117 Cleveland 104
Final Milwaukee 126 Memphis 114
Final San Antonio 118 Oklahoma City 96
Final Dallas 102 Toronto 98
Final Houston 116 Utah 111
Final Detroit 133 Sacramento 131
Final OT Denver 130 L.A. Clippers 128
Final Indiana 111 L.A. Lakers 104
Final Miami 104 Portland 92
Final Arizona 4 New Jersey 1
Final N-Y Rangers 6 Toronto 3
Final Colorado 2 Anaheim 0
Final (2)Auburn 83 Georgia 60
Final Marquette 57 (11)Villanova 54
Final (12)Kentucky 64 Texas A&M 58
Final Alabama 70 (13)LSU 67
Final (20)Xavier 68 DePaul 67

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday

January 19, 2022


Boys Basketball


  • (#6 4A)Cedar Rapids Kennedy 60, Wahlert 52
  • Hempstead 54, Linn-Mar 46
  • Cedar Rapids Washington 55, Senior 48
  • Western Dubuque 67, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 56
  • Bellevue 64, Anamosa 60
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 44, Midland 27
  • Dyersville Beckman 55, Maquoketa 44
  • (#8 2A)Camanche 54, Cascade 42


  • Cuba City 94, Riverdale 64 (Coach Jerry Petitgoue 997 wins)
  • Southwestern 60, Iowa-Grant 29
  • Mineral Point 60, Boscobel 33
  • Darlington 72, Fennimore 59
  • Highland 62, Potosi 51
  • River Ridge 59, Cassville 27


  • Galena 66, West Carroll 12
  • East Dubuque 65, Warren 34

Girls Basketball


  • Senior 50, (#13 5A) Cedar Rapids Washington 49
  • (#12 5A) Linn-Mar 77, Hempstead 45
  • Cedar Rapids Kennedy 62, Wahlert 53
  • Cedar Rapids Jefferson 62, Western Dubuque 49
  • Maquoketa 39, Dyersville Beckman 37
  • Bellevue 72, Anamosa 15
  • Midland 46, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 35
  • Cascade 56, Camanche 17


  • Prairie du Chien 72, Cuba City 63
  • Dodgeville 44, Lancaster 40
  • Boscobel 57, Shullsburg 44
  • River Ridge 58, Wauzeka Steuben 56

Regional College Mens Basketball: Cyclones Fall at Texas Tech....Badgers Win 7th Straight

January 19, 2022

No. 18 Texas Tech’s strong 2nd half beats No. 15 Iowa State

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Kevin Obanor scored 13 of his 15 points after halftime as 18th-ranked Texas Tech beat No. 15 Iowa State 72-60. The Red Raiders have won their last three games when facing a ranked opponent and four of five since losing at Iowa State with only seven healthy players two weeks ago. The Cyclones were led by Caleb Grill’s 17 points.

Next up for ISU: they Cyclones host TCU on Saturday.


No. 8 Wisconsin holds off Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Johnny Davis scored 27 points, helping No. 8 Wisconsin beat Northwestern 82-76. Wisconsin earned its seventh straight win, building on its best start since it was also 15-2 during the 2014-15 season. Wisconsin’s Chucky Hepburn banked home a 60-foot heave at the halftime buzzer for two of his 14 points. Tyler Wahl also had 14 points and Brad Davison finished with 13.

Next up for Wisconsin host 14th ranked Michigan State on Friday night.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (1/18)

January 19, 2022

Final Minnesota 112 New York 110
Final Golden State 102 Detroit 86
Columbus at N-Y Islanders 7 p.m. (Postponed)
Detroit at Philadelphia 7 p.m. (Postponed)
Chicago at Edmonton 9 p.m. (Postponed)
Final Buffalo 3 Ottawa 1
Final OT Washington 4 Winnipeg 3
Final Carolina 7 Boston 1
Final SO N-Y Islanders 4 Philadelphia 3
Final Vancouver 3 Nashville 1
Final Montreal 5 Dallas 3
Final Calgary 5 Florida 1
Final Tampa Bay 6 Los Angeles 4
(21)Providence at Seton Hall 9 p.m. (Postponed)
Final (5)Baylor 77 West Virginia 68
Final Florida St. 79 (6)Duke 78
Final (7)Kansas 67 Oklahoma 64
Final (8)Wisconsin 82 Northwestern 76
Final (10)Houston 74 South Florida 55
Final (18)Texas Tech 72 (15)Iowa St. 60
Final (19)Ohio St. 83 IUPUI 37
Final (22)Loyola Chicago 77 Evansville 48
Final Kansas St. 66 (23)Texas 65
Final (24)Tennessee 68 Vanderbilt 60
Final (25)UConn 76 Butler 59

Area Scoreboard from Monday

January 18, 2022

High School Boys Basketball

  • Clayton Ridge 68, Turkey Valley 35


  • Cuba City 99, Lancaster 74
  • Belmont 45, Iowa Grant 44


  • Scales Mound 58, East Dubuque 27 (Championship game of Pecatonica MLK Tourney)

High School Girls Basketball


  • Galena 57, Forreston 24 then lost to Byron 44-35 in the championship game at the Byron Tourney.


  • Mineral Point 61, Black Hawk 28
  • Benton 54, Argyle 51

USHL BioSteel All-American Game

January 18, 2022

Team Blue beats Team White 4-3 in overtime at 2022 BioSteel All-American Game in Plymouth, Michigan. The game featured the top American born prospects for the 2022 NHL Draft Class including four members of the Dubuque Fighting Saints.  All four contributed for Team White:

  • Stephen Halliday: goal, 4 shots on goal
  • Connor Kurth: assist, 4 shots on goal,
  • Kenny Connors: assist, 3 shots on goal
  • Paxton Geisel : 17 saves on 18 shots.

No. 4 Purdue top No. 17 Illinois in double OT

January 18, 2022

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Sasha Stefanovic scored 22 points, including a go-ahead 3 at the start of double overtime that sent No. 4 Purdue over No. 17 Illinois 96-88. The Boilermakers improved to 15-2.  Alfonso Plummer scored 24 points for Illinois, which is 13-4.

Stafford propels Rams past Cardinals...Suns defeat Spurs

January 18, 2022

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Matthew Stafford passed for 202 yards and two touchdowns in his first playoff victory and the Los Angeles Rams roared out of the wild-card round with a 34-11 win over the Arizona Cardinals. The Rams will visit the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday for a spot in the NFC championship game. Odell Beckham Jr. and Cooper Kupp made touchdown catches for the NFC West champion Rams while they jumped to a boisterous 28-0 lead.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Devin Booker had a season-high 48 points and the Phoenix Suns dominated the fourth quarter to defeat the San Antonio Spurs 121-107 for their fourth straight victory. Chris Paul added 15 points and 12 assists as Phoenix won its sixth straight on the road and fifth consecutive in San Antonio. Spurs center Jakob Poeltl had 23 points and 14 rebounds, and Dejounte Murray added 18 points. Booker was 18 for 33 from the field and 5 for 13 on 3-pointers in eclipsing his previous high of 38 points, which he collected twice.

MEMPHIS (AP) — Desmond Bane and Ja Morant scored 25 points each, and the Memphis Grizzlies dominated the short-handed Chicago Bulls 119-106 Monday afternoon. Brandon Clarke added 15 points and seven rebounds in the main event of the 20th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The Grizzlies have won 12 of their last 13. DeMar DeRozan led the Bulls with 24 points and five assists, while Coby White finished with 16 points, six rebounds and five assists. Chicago lost its fourth straight.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Darius Garland strengthened his All-Star case with 22 points and 12 assists, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 114-107 win over the Brooklyn Nets. Isaac Okoro added 15 points and Jarrett Allen had 14 and 10 rebounds for the Cavs, winning their fifth straight. Kyrie Irving scored 27 points in his fourth game of the season and James Harden added 22 for Brooklyn, which was playing its first game since Kevin Durant, the NBA’s leading scorer, sprained his left knee. He’s expected to be out several weeks.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jason Zucker scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied from an early three-goal deficit to defeat the Vegas Golden Knights 5-3. Pittsburgh scored five unanswered goals to improve to 13-2-0 since Dec. 4. Vegas, which had five days off, dropped to 2-3-2 since Dec. 31, with all seven games coming at home. Teddy Blueger, Jake Guentzel and Sidney Crosby also scored for the Penguins, and Tristan Jarry made 22 saves. Chandler Stephenson, Evgenii Dadonov and Nic Roy scored for Vegas.

National Scoreboard from Monday (1/17)

January 18, 2022

Final Boston 104 New Orleans 92
Final Charlotte 97 New York 87
Final Washington 117 Philadelphia 98
Final Cleveland 114 Brooklyn 107
Final Memphis 119 Chicago 106
Final L.A. Clippers 139 Indiana 133
Final Atlanta 121 Milwaukee 114
Final Portland 98 Orlando 88
Final Miami 104 Toronto 99
Final Phoenix 121 San Antonio 107
Final Dallas 104 Oklahoma City 102
Final L.A. Lakers 101 Utah 95
New Jersey at Toronto 7 p.m. (Postponed)
Final OT Detroit 3 Buffalo 2
Final SO Colorado 4 Minnesota 3
Final Arizona 5 Montreal 2
Final San Jose 6 Los Angeles 2
Final SO Seattle 3 Chicago 2
Final N-Y Islanders 4 Philadelphia 1
Final St. Louis 5 Nashville 3
Final Pittsburgh 5 Vegas 3
Final L.A. Rams 34 Arizona 11
Final (4)Purdue 96 (17)Illinois 88 (2 OT)

Regional College Basketball: Hawks Hold Off Gophers

January 17, 2022

Murray, Iowa thwart Minnesota comeback bid

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sophomore Keegan Murray scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Iowa withstood a furious comeback by shorthanded Minnesota to beat the Golden Gophers 81-71. Murray sank 11 of 17 shots from the floor in notching his fourth double-double of the season for the Hawkeyes (13-4, 3-3 Big Ten Conference). The Gophers had a 22-6 run to get within 72-68 with 2:47 left to play. Jamison Battle’s 3-pointer pulled the Golden Gophers within 74-71, but Murray answered with a 3 for Iowa with 59 seconds to go and Bohannon made four free throws in the last 30 seconds.


Big 10 Women’s College Basketball

  • The Iowa Hawkeyes defeated Nebraska, 93-83 in Iowa City coming back from a 16-point deficit. Sophomore Caitlin Clark registered her third season, fourth career triple-double with 29 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists


  • Notching their first Big Ten Conference win of the season and their first conference road win since 2020, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team outscored Rutgers, 19-8, in the fourth quarter to pull out a 49-45 win.


  • The Fighting Illini women’s basketball team was unable to keep pace with the offensive attack of host Penn State, Illinois fell 90-72 on Sunday afternoon.

Regional College Wrestling

January 17, 2022

  • The top ranked University of Iowa wrestling team extended its dual winning streak to 28 straight with a 36-3 win at No. 21 Illinois on Sunday. The Hawkeyes won nine-of-10 matches and added bonus points in four bouts to register their most lopsided win at Illinois in 37 years.


  • #10 Wisconsin earned a victory on Sunday thanks to a 21-15 win on the road at No. 14 Minnesota. The Badgers took six of 10 matches against the Gophers.


  • #11 Iowa State beat Montana State-Northern and Providence by matching 49-0 scores. The Cyclones have won six-straight duals

Two blowouts and a stunner...Nets shelve Durant

January 17, 2022

UNDATED (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers posted blowout playoff victories yesterday, while the San Francisco 49ers pulled off a surprise against Dallas. Patrick Mahomes threw for 404 yards and five touchdowns in the Chiefs’ 42-21 thumping of Pittsburgh after the Buccaneers earned a 31-15 win over Philadelphia behind Tom Brady’s 271 yards passing and two TDs. Receiver Deebo Samuel ran 26 yards for a touchdown that put the Niners ahead, 23-7 in the third quarter of a 21-17 victory against the Cowboys.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have given no timetable for the return of forward Kevin Durant, who sprained the MCL in his left knee during Saturday’s win over the Pelicans. The injury occurred when teammate Bruce Brown was knocked backward and fell into his knee. The NBA’s leading scorer had an MRI exam yesterday that confirmed the injury.

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka were among the winners during Day 1 of the Australian Open. Osaka started her title defense by winning the first five games on the way to a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Camila Osorio. Nadal looked lethal in a 6-1 6-4, 6-2 demolition of American Marcos Giron.
UNDATED (AP) — Villanova and Ohio State were the winners in yesterday’s two-game slate of top-25 men’s basketball teams. Collin Gillespie drained five 3-pointers while scoring 17 points as the 14th-ranked Wildcats clobbered Butler, 82-42. The 16-ranked Buckeyes pulled out a 61-56 win over Penn State behind E.J. Liddell’s 19 points.

HONOLULU (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama made up a five-shot deficit on the back nine and then won the Sony Open in a playoff with one of the best shots he never saw. Matsuyama hit a 3-wood into the sun to 3 feet for an eagle to beat Russell Henley and earn his eighth career PGA Tour victory, tying him with K.J. Choi for most tour victories by an Asian-born player.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (1/16)

January 17, 2022

Final Phoenix 135 Detroit 108
Final Houston 118 Sacramento 112
Final Utah 125 Denver 102
Final Minnesota 119 Golden State 99

Edmonton at Winnipeg 7 p.m. (Postponed)
Final Vancouver 4 Washington 2

Final Tampa Bay 31 Philadelphia 15
Final San Francisco 23 Dallas 17
Final Kansas City 42 Pittsburgh 21

Final (14)Villanova 82 Butler 42
Final (16)Ohio St. 61 Penn St. 56