Hall earns Big Sky honor

Montana State junior Tyler Hall of Rock Island was named Thursday as the preseason most valuable player in the Big Sky Conference as selected by the league's coaches.

Hall led the Big Sky in scoring a year ago, averaging 23.1 points per game while earning first-team all-conference recognition.

Maquoketa to hold benefit tonight

Club Hope and Maquoketa High School will host a benefit in memory of Andrew Peters at halftime of tonight's football game against Dubuque Wahlert.

During the final three minutes of halftime, Club Hope plans to release balloons in honor of Peters.

Peters recently passed away. Members of Maquoketa's Club Hope program became associated with Peters through the local Dance Marathon that honors children that have used the University of Iowa Children's Hospital in some capacity. 

Peters' favorite colors were black and gold, so Maquoketa and Wahlert are expected to wear those colors to honor Peters.

Kickoff is slated for 7:15 p.m. in Maquoketa. 

Bees' Wahlen receives CCAC award

Morgan Wahlen, a midfielder on the St. Ambrose women's soccer team was named Tuesday as the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference offensive player of the week.

The freshman from from Batavia, Illinois, scored her third game-winning goal of the season in a 1-0 win over Cardinal Stritch on Saturday and had two goals and two assists in a win over Judson to help the Bees, 9-1-2 on the season, remain unbeaten in CCAC play with a 6-0 record.