The Burlington Bees broke their losing streak last night with a 6-2 victory over the Cedar Rapids Kernels at Community Field.
The Bees had lost seven straight, and with Cedar Rapids’ defeat last night, the Kernels have now lost six-in-a-row. The two teams will play each other again tonight at 6:30 and you can hear all the action on KBUR, beginning with the pre-game show at 6:10.
(The Kernels will remain in Burlington through Sunday afternoon’s game, after which the Bees head to Davenport for a series with the Quad-Cities River Bandits.)
The West Burlington-Notre Dame football team has a new head coach. Nick Breuer, who hails from Mediapolis and is a 2002 graduate of Wapello High School, will also teach middle-school P.E. and at-risk classes, as well as coach strength and conditioning at West Burlington High School. He picks up the reins left by Jeff Housel, who continues to teach in the WB district, but will coach football next season at West Central near Biggsville.
In high school track, the Mt. Pleasant Panthers have qualified 11 boys and 10 girls for the upcoming state (Class 3a) meet. Those totals lead the area in sheer numbers, although Burlington will send two boys and one girls relay team in 4A and Ft. Madison qualified in seven events. We’ll have more details as the meet draws closer.
Three players are tied for the lead, after three rounds of the NJC-double-A, Division-One golf Championship at Spirit Hollow. The trio is Zach Oliver of Paris(TX), Tim Walker(of Central Alabama) and David Wicks (of Midland, TX), who all have 4-over-pair 220’s. Last year’s titleist, Aksel Olsen of Wallace State is one shot back, heading into today’s final round.