The Burlington City Council said okay tonight to a study that will determine whether the community can raise $6,000,000 – $7,000,000 for an indoor addition to the RecPlex. The project would include four basketball courts, a full-sized convertible soccer field and batting cages, among other features and would be approximately 72,000 square feet. Matt Shinn of Two Rivers Bank says the concept was at the top of the list of community desires, as determined by the “IMAGINE” project in 2010. (Local development arm) Grow Greater Burlington has agreed to donate the land, if the building is started within two years. Continue Reading
In local racing, Josh Schneiderman of West Burlington won $2,000 in the 25-lap 305 Sprint Car Feature at 34 Raceway and was making a strong push to catch Brian Brown in the 30-lap MOWA 410 Sprint Car Feature, when Schneiderman’s car got tangled up with a lapped car and flipped over on the second turn. His crew got him going again, but Brown won the race. Austen Becerra of Carthage(IL) won the Outlaw 4-Cylinders.
The Burlington Bees playoff series with Cedar Rapids is tied at a game apiece, after last night’s 2-1 loss to the Kernels. The two Western Division teams will play the ”rubber” game tonight at 6:30 at Community Field.
In high school football tonight….. BHS hosts Ft. Madison (KBUR)
The Burlington Bees shut out the Cedar Rapids Kernels 2-0 last night on the road, in the first game of the Midwest League’s Western Division playoffs. The Bees’ next two games…tonight and tomorrow night, if needed…will be played at Community Field in Burlington.
In girls high school volleyball…
South Fulton came back to beat West Hancock in 3 games, 20-25, 25-14 and 15-13.
In boys golf…
Burlington’s Jace Mueller shot a 71 for medalist honors and BHS finished 4th at the Assumption Invitational in Davenport. Team honors went to the host school, followed by Bettendorf two shots back…PV five more strokes behind…and then Burlington with a 327, 19 shots off the pace. The West Central boys beat Stark County 182-208, as the Heat’s Jacob Wetzel shot a 38 at the Lake Calhoun Country Club in Lafayette(IL). Continue Reading
The Burlington Bees kick off their post-season tonight, as they face the Cedar Rapids Kernels on the road. Game time is 6:35. Tomorrow night, the best-of-3 Western Division playoff series returns to Community Field and Friday’s game…if needed…will also be played in Burlington.
In high school volleyball…
Holy Trinity beat WB and Maharishi in three games each, while WB defeated Maharishi, also in three games. (#6-5A) Pleasant Valley over BHS 25-16, 25-18 and 25-22
Wapello lost to Wilton in the title match, finishing second at the Arrows Tournament. Continue Reading