US Women’s Soccer Team Beats Japan, Wins World Cup

The US Women’s Soccer Team won the FIFA Women’s World Cup for the first time since 1999 last night as they took on Japan. The US got off to a 4-0 lead in the first 20 minutes thanks in part to an early hat trick from Carli Lloyd–she was named player of the tournament. US Goalkeeper Hope Solo was given the Golden Glove for the second straight time. Final score was 5-2. Burlington Bees fell to the Cedar Rapids Kernels in Midwest League Play, 9-6. Continue Reading

US Women’s Soccer Team Beats Columbia, Burlington Beats Davenport Central

In the Women’s Soccer World Cup the United States Squad took down Columbia last night to advance in the tournament, winning 2-0 in the Round of 16. They’ll face the squad from China on Friday. Prep Softball, Burlington shut out Davenport Central in a Doubleheader winning 12-nothing and 17-nothing to improve to 14-11 on the year. 10th ranked Wapello beat Louisa-Muscatine 13-4. Columbus over Mediapolis 12-2. Continue Reading

Cyclones Introduce New Coach

The Iowa State Cyclones have a new basketball coach. Steve Prohm, who comes to ISU from Murray State University, replaces Fred Hoiburg, who left the Cyclones to become the new head coach for the Chicago Bulls. Two local teams met their season end last night in the Girls Regional Soccer Finals as Notre Dame-West Burlington/Danville was shut out by North Scott, 8-0 and Holy Trinity lost to Regina, 5-1. Prep Softball, Burlington High School took down Muscatine in a doubleheader, winning 2-1 and 7-2. West Burlington-Notre Dame over Van Buren, 11-1. Continue Reading

“American Pharoah” Wins Triple Crown, Bees Drop One to Loons

For the first time in 37 years a racing horse has won the Triple Crown. “American Pharoah”, a 3 year old colt, won the Belmont Stakes to round out wins at the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, accomplishing a feat that has not been done since “Affirmed” won all three in 1978. Martin Truex Jr. took home the checkered flag at the Axalta Winners 400 at Pocono Raceway last night. It was his first Sprint Cup victory since 2013. Burlington Bees just barely lost a game to the Great Lakes Loons on the road last night. Continue Reading

Blackhawks, Danville-New London Win

The Chicago Blackhawks rallied back to take game one of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Tampa Bay lightning, 2-1 last night thanks to two goals in under two minutes in the third period. They play again on Saturday. In Prep Soccer, Danville-New London stamped their ticket to the state tournament with a win over Columbus, 5-0, in the class 1A substate finals last night. The bears are the 8th seed for the tournament, and face the number one seed, Dyersville Beckman, in the very first round of the tournament. Prep Softball, Burlington and West Burlington-Notre Dame each took a game a peice in a double header last night. Continue Reading