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Some of SCJ's Top Stories for the past week: Tyson workers lose their jobs, Global Foods lays off staff, Brown's Lake bounces back, DeSantis campaign comes to town, Heelan falls in the final seconds and area Fire Rescue workers deploy to Davenport.

The Bishop Heelan girls' soccer team won its second state title on Saturday and first under head coach Shawn Mansfield. The Crusaders defeated Gilbert in the title game in Des Moines on two Trelyn White goals.

The Dakota Valley Panthers fell behind early in the Class A semifinals of the inaugural South Dakota high school state softball tournament. They'll now compete for third place at 3 p.m. Elk Point-Jefferson is battling for the consolation prize.

NiJaree Canady threw a one-hitter, and No. 9 Stanford beat No. 7 Washington 1-0 on Sunday to advance to the Women’s College World Series semifinals. Canady won a battle of Pac-12 standouts against Washington’s Ruby Meylan. No earned runs were scored in the game. Canady struck out nine and didn’t allow a walk. Meylan — also a freshman — gave up four hits, struck out five and walked one.

No. 4 Clemson became the highest national seed eliminated from the NCAA Tournament. Charlotte ended Clemson’s season with a 3-2 win. That makes 10 straight appearances since 2010 that the Tigers have failed to make it out of regionals. This was the fourth time in five appearances they were knocked out on their home field. TCU's Tre Richardson hit two grand slams and another homer and tied the tournament record with 11 RBIs in the Horned Frogs' 20-5 win over No. 3 Arkansas.

DALLAS — The Southeastern Conference’s allegedly temporary resolution this week of what Kirby Smart called “the most overrated conversation there ever was” might lend credence to the Georgia coach’s assertion at that. The SEC will stick to eight conference football games and a November puff pastry after all. And if you don’t like it, Georgia or Alabama will meet you in a stadium in January. ...


Veteran AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimović has announced his retirement from soccer in an emotional night at San Siro. Ibrahimović is out of contract with the club at the end of the season and Milan had already announced there would be a special ceremony after its match against Hellas Verona to bid farewell to the 41-year-old. He struggled to hold back the tears as he announced his retirement. 

Alex Palou started and finished first in the Detroit Grand Prix on Sunday, winning his second IndyCar race in less than a month and for the sixth time of his career. The Spaniard won the Indianapolis Grand Prix in May. He led 74 of 100 laps on Detroit’s new street course and went ahead for the last time on lap 77.

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