Double Trouble for Bees

An eighth inning double spelled trouble for the Burlington Bees last night as they dropped their second game in a three game series to the Kane County Cougars, 4-3. 4th Ranked SCC Blackhawks took down Indian Hills 4-3. In High School Tennis the Notre Dame-West Burlington Girls beat Burlington 8-1. Fort Madison downed Keokuk 6-3. In Soccer the Burlington Girls Squad suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of Bettendorf, 6-1. Continue Reading

Bees Suffer Seasons First Loss

The Burlington Bees suffered their first loss of the season last night against Kane County. Bees fell to the Cougars 5-3 at Community field, despite a late rally. The game was the first win of the season for Kane County. In High School Tennis, Burlington over Ottumwa 7-2. Notre Dame-West Burlington beat Maharishi 9-0. Continue Reading

IHSA: Concussion Lawsuit Threatens HS Football in Illinois

CHICAGO (AP) — The nation’s first prep sports governing body to face a class-action concussions lawsuit wants an Illinois judge to dismiss the suit, saying it could kill football programs statewide. The Illinois High School Association says in a filing with Cook County Circuit Court that it’s already doing what it can to improve head-injury management. It says the lawsuit “threatens high school football.” The filing is a first full response to the November lawsuit that seeks court supervision over how high schools manage head injuries. The IHSA filed the response late Friday and provided a copy to The Associated Press. Continue Reading

BHS Alum Drafted by Pro Softball Team

A Burlington High School Alum has been drafted into the nations only professional softball league. Miranda Kramer, a recent Western Kentucky University graduate and pitcher, was picked sixth overall in the National Pro Softball League draft in Nashville, Tennessee. She was picked by the Pennsylvania Rebellion, one of the leagues five teams.

She will finish up the season at Western Kentucky before making a decision whether or not to sign a contract with the Rebellion. Continue Reading

Final Four Tournament Kicks Off Saturday

The Final Four plays Saturday to determine which two teams will advance to the final round of the NCAA tournament. Michigan State and Duke start things off at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis at 5:06pm. Wisconsin and undefeated Kentucky tip off at 7:49. In SCC Softball the Blackhawks split a doubleheader against the Muscatine Cardinals, winning 6-2 before losing 14-6. Spring Training baseball, the Cubs beat Milwaukee 11-7, White Sox in a Split Series beat Seattle 12-4 but lost to San Diego 8-2, Cardinals beat the Mets 5-4 and the Royals tied with the Dodgers 4-4. Continue Reading