Sports for 7/31

The Burlington Bees have now dropped four in a row thanks to a three-game sweep by Midwest-League Leading Kane County. The Cougars downed the Bees 5-3. Bees play league-worst Clinton tonight. The Lumberkings have managed to win only 7 games the second half of the season. They’ve lost 27. Continue Reading

New London Moves On, Mount Pleasant Does Not

New London is moving on to the Class 1A softball semifinals after beating Newell Fonda in a dominant 9-1 victory. The second ranked Tigers play seventh ranked Logan-Magnolia on Thursday. Meanwhile, Mount Pleasant was knocked out of championship contention following a loss to Winterset in the class 4A quarterfinals in Fort Dodge. In Prep Baseball, Mediapolis is gearing up to play Iowa City Regina in the class 2A substate finals tonight at 7 in Iowa City. Jordan Spieth fell short of winning the coveted grand slam of golf, missing the British Open playoff round by just won stroke, Zach Johnson won the playoff bid to take home the British Open Trophy. Continue Reading

Local Teams Set to Play in State Softball Tournament

In Fort Dodge some local teams will be taking the New London will take on Newell-Fonda tonight in the state 1A quarterfinals. In the Class 4A quarterfinals it’s Mount Pleasant and top seeded Winterset. The Burlington Bees just could not find a crack in the Peoria Chiefs offense, losing at Community Field to the Cardinals Affiliate in a high-scoring game, 14-6. Cardinals fell to the Mets 3-1. Cubs beat the Braves, 4-1. Continue Reading

Mount Pleasant Wins, Heads to State

Mount Pleasant will be heading to the state softball tournament following a win against Assumption at home Tuesday night in the Class 4A regional final, 3-1. Baseball action it was Notre Dame over Holy Trinity 9-1. West Burlington took down Central Lee 8-6. Burlington wrapped up their regular season with a 9-1 win over Mount Pleasant. Mediapolis beat Durant 1-0 in Class 2A. Continue Reading

New London Stamps State Ticket

New London is headed to Fort Dodge for the state softball tournament following a win over Sigourney 2-1. They’ll play Newell-Fonda in the first round of that tournament on Monday. Mount Pleasant took down Keokuk 6-3 in the class 4A regional semifinals. In Baseball, Holy Trinity took down WACO 4-3. Burlington Bees finally got something to work last night, downing the Quad Cities River Bandits 3-2 in Midwest League Play. Continue Reading