EMB Gold evaluations — The EMB GOLD travel baseball organization, run by former MLB player Eric Munson, is looking for players in the 9U and 12U age group for the 2019-20 spring/summer season. Email to set up an evaluation.


Western Dubuque Boys Basketball Classic — The Western Dubuque Boys Basketball Classic will be held on Nov. 16-17. Grades 3-5 will play on Nov. 16, and grades 6-8 will play on Nov. 17. All teams will be guaranteed three games.

Cost is $150 per team. Individual awards will be given to team champions from each grade level. There is an eight team limit for each grade level. For a registration form, email Brian Wilson at

Boys Club League — The Dubuque Boys & Girls Club will host a 7th-8th grade basketball league starting Oct. 21 and lasting nine weeks. Cost is $25 per player. Games will be play Monday-Friday at 5, 6 or 7 p.m. If you have any questions or would like to register, please email Jimmy Collins At

Cascade Cougar Girls Basketball Tournament — The Cascade Cougar girls basketball tournament will take place on November 23 & 24 at Cascade Jr/Sr High School. Fourth, 5th & 6th grades will be on Saturday, November 23 and 7th & 8th grades will be on Sunday, November 24 with $150 entry fee, certified officials with 3 game guarantee. School teams only, no All-Star teams. For more information, email or contact Bob Carroll at (563) 543-9425.

Hempstead Youth Skills Academy — The Dubuque Hempstead boys basketball program will be hosting a youth skills academy for boys in grades 3-8 from 6-7:30 on Monday nights beginning Sept. 30 and running through Nov. 4. Individual registration is $35, and team registration is $30 per player. To register, visit For more information, contact Coach Deutsch at or 563-552-5233.

Dubuque Senior 17th Annual Tri-State 3-on-3 Hoopfest — Dubuque Senior’s 17th Annual Boys Basketball 3-on-3 Hoopfest will be Friday, Nov. 8 at Dubuque Senior High School. Separate divisions for grades 3-10 will begin with a rules meeting at 5:45 p.m. We will have games from 6-10 p.m. on eight courts for all divisions. The cost is $55 per team and every team will play four-five games.

Last year the Hoopfest saw a record number of teams with over 50 teams competing for individual Hoopfest T-shirts to the winning teams. The tournament will have the same rules as the 6th Annual Dubuque Senior 3-on-3 Summer League. You can register your team at the following website:

For more information, contact Rams coach Wendell Eimers at (563) 690-0329 or via email at

Eagles Fall Shootout — The Wahlert girls basketball team will host the Eagles Fall Shootout on Saturday, Nov. 16. The tournament includes school teams in grades 3-8. There will be certified officials and a three-game guarantee. Cost is $175. For more information, contact Dave Samson at or 563-581-0854.

UD Team Camp —The University of Dubuque Men’s Basketball team will host a Varsity and Junior Varsity high school boys basketball shootout on Sunday, Nov. 3. Each team is guaranteed a minimum of three games with certified officials. Cost for the shootout is $175 per team. For more information contact head coach Rob Sieverding at 563-580-6711 or

UD Youth Tournament — The University of Dubuque Men’s Basketball team will host a youth boys basketball tournament on Sunday Nov. 3. In an effort to give back to the community this year the tournament is free for all those entered by Oct. 23. Each team is guaranteed three games. For more information, contact coach Rob Sieverding at 563-580-6711 or

Bellevue Comet Youth Tournament — The Bellevue Comets Youth Basketball Tournament, with divisions for boys and girls ranging in grades 3-8, will take place Oct. 26-27 at Bellevue Community Schools. Teams will be guaranteed three games, and entry fee is $135.

It is limited to the first six teams in each division. Additional info can be found at Please contact Dennis “Bud” Schroeder at 563-542-0454 or for more information.


Thunder Hills Chili Dipper — Thunder Hills Country Club will host an 8-inch Cup Chili Dipper on Sunday, October 6. Tee times run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is a four-person best-shot. Entry fee is $63 per person (Includes golf, cart, chili, and prizes). Call 563-556-3256 to reserve a tee time.


Great Outdoor Recreation Possibilities — Outdoor Dubuque will host a program on Great Outdoor Recreation Possibilities from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7 Hills Brewing Event Center, located at 1098 Jackson St. in Dubuque. The event is free and open to the public.

Presentations will be made by Mississippi Trails Hiking Club and Dubuque County Conservation, followed by socializing and networking. For more info, visit and


Mellon Sisters Race Against Violence — The 11th anniversary Mellon Sisters Race Against Violence will take place Saturday, Oct. 5 on the Heritage Trail, starting near Heritage Pond off Rupp Hollow Road. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., with the Fun Run starting at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K race beginning at 9 a.m. Fees are $25 for adults (includes a long-sleeve sweat-wicking shirt), $10 for children (10-and-under and includes a t-shirt). After Sept. 30, the fees increase by $5.

For more information or a registration form, email Online registration can be found at There are also corporate sponsorship opportunities.

The purpose of this event is to raise money for the Dubuque/Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence Victim Assistance Fund. This fund provides immediate financial support to victims and their children not available from other agencies in our community.


UD Little Tracksters Youth Camp — The University of Dubuque will host a Little Tracksters Youth Camp for students in grades K-5 on the days school is not in session for the Dubuque Community School District. The dates are scheduled for Oct. 4 and Nov. 1, and the camps run from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the University of Dubuque campus. Cost is $35 per camper. The camps are run by the Spartans’ coaches and track athletes and include instruction and age-appropriate activities. For more information or a camp flier, email

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