Grand Slam Breaks Tie, Kills Bees

Taylor Brennan hit a grand slam in the bottom of the 7th inning and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers beat the Burlington Bees 9-5 last night at Fox Cities Stadium. They’ll play again tonight and the Bees then return home for their final three games of the regular season, against the Quad Cities River Bandits. The Bees enter the playoffs next Wednesday in Cedar Rapids.   Continue Reading

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Bees Whitewash Rattlers

A trio of Burlington pitchers allowed just three hits last night in Appleton and the Bees shut out the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 1-0. The Bees are now 28-37 in the second half of the season and 66-68 overall. After tomorrow night, they’ll return to Community Field to wrap up the regular season with a 3-game home stand against the Quad Cities River Bandits and the first round of the playoffs will begin next Wednesday in Cedar Rapids.   You can hear all the action on KBUR, starting with tonight’s game at 6:45.  

In college football TONIGHT…

WIU hosts Valparaiso


In high school cross country…

The Keokuk Invitational

West Hancock at the Macomb Invitational


In boys golf…

Illini West and West Central at BHS Jayvees


In girls golf…

West Hancock at Rushville-Industry


 In girls swimming…

Burlington at United Township


In high school volleyball…

Burlington at Keokuk

WB and Pekin at Winfield-Mt.Union

Havana at West Prairie Continue Reading

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Bees Beaten by Cougars; BHS Volleyball Opens with Wins

The Burlington Bees lost again to the Kane County Cougars last night at Community Field. The score was 6-1, as 10 Bees went down swinging and Burlington’s catcher committed a crucial error.   Tonight, the Bees play the Timber Rattlers in Appleton, Wisconsin and you can hear the game on KBUR, beginning with the pre-game show at 6:45.   (Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the Bees will close out their regular season with a 3-game series against the Quad Cities River Bandits.)


In girls high school volleyball yesterday…

BHS beat Davenport North, 25-17, 25-16 and 27-25 to open the season. Illini West defeated Camp Point Central 25-13 and 25-20


In girls swimming…

BHS lost a double-dual meet to Rock Island 105-53 and Davenport West 98-60. The Rocks edged West 82-80.  

In boys golf…

West Hancock’s varsity beat the BHS Jayvees 204-211. Continue Reading

Bees Lose;KaneCo Again Tonight

The Burlington Bees lost to the Kane County Cougars 8-3 last night at Community Field. They’ll play again tonight and you can hear the game on KBUR, beginning with Michael Broskowski’s pre-game show at 6:10.  

In high school volleyball yesterday…

Wapello placed third at the WACO tournament, beating the host team in the consolation match 25-19 and 25-23.   Iowa Valley won the tournament title by defeating Pekin in the championship match 25-17 and 25-21.   

In girls golf…

West Central didn’t have enough players for a team score, but Grace Scott shot a 47 and Mia Lange a 78, in a triangular at Macomb. The host team shot a 226 and PORTA a 235. Continue Reading

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Bees Break 6-Game Skid by Ending Cougars’ 13-Game Win Streak

It took awhile, but the Burlington Bees finally ended the Kane County Cougars’ 13-game winning streak yesterday. It was kind of ironic, because the Bees had a 6-game losing streak going and hadn’t defeated the Cougars all season long.   The final score was 2-1, Burlington.     The Bees will host Kane County again tonight and tomorrow night, before heading to Appleton, Wisconsin to face the Timber Rattlers. You can hear all the action on KBUR, starting tonight at 6:10.  

In local high school sports today….. Boys golf – West Hancock and Quincy at Quincy Notre Dame


Girls volleyball – the WACO tournament

                             Monmouth-Roseville at West Hancock

                             Western at Illini West Continue Reading

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Bees Lose 6th Straight, Face Kane County Cougars Next

The Burlington Bees lost again to the Cedar Rapids Kernels last(Sat) night 3-0. The Bees have now lost six games in a row and are 26-35 in the second half of the season.  They’re tied for sixth place in the Midwest League’s Western Division with the Clinton Lumber Kings. Today(Sun) at 2, Burlington will host the Kane County Cougars and you can hear the game on KBUR.  Michael Broskoski’s pre-game show will air at 1:40 pm. Continue Reading

Bees Remember Local Sports Writer Susan Denk Before Playing Kernels

The Burlington Bees recognized Susan Denk last night with a moment of silence before the game. The long-time Hawk Eye sports writer covered the local minor league team for 15 years, before dying suddenly Monday of an apparent heart attack. She was just 39.  

The Bees lost the game 6-5 to the Cedar Rapids Kernels, Burlington’s 4th defeat in a row.   The two teams will play again tonight at Community Field and you can hear the action on KBUR, starting with the pre-game show at 6:10. Continue Reading

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Cougars Beat Bees Again; Special Memorial at Community Field Tonight

The Burlington Bees had the lead three times during yesterday’s game in Kane County, but the Cougars rallied each time and closed out the 8th inning with a 5-run exclamation point. The final score was 7-3.    The Bees are back home tonight to start a 3-game series with Cedar Rapids…and you can hear all the action on KBUR. ***The Des Moines County Humane Society will also hold a memorial tonight at Community Field for former Hawk Eye sportswriter Susan Denk, who died Monday of a heart attack. The team will have a moment of silence for Denk before tonight’s game as well.  

And it’s now official — The Southeastern Community College volleyball program has been suspended for the 2014-2015 season because they are still without a head coach. Continue Reading

Cougars Bite Bees for 9th Straight; Road Trip Ends Today

The Burlington Bees gave the Kane County Cougars their 9th straight win last night, 4-3 at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in rural Geneva, Illinois. 

The series wraps up this afternoon at 1 o’clock and the Bees then return home for a 3-game series with the Cedar Rapids Kernels beginning tomorrow night at Community Field.  

In boys high school golf, Burlington tied for 4th at the Trojan Blue Top Ridge Invitational in Riverside yesterday.   West Des Moines Valley won it with 309 strokes.   Dubuque Wahlert came in second with a 311.   Bettendorf was third at 315…and the Grayhounds shot a 321, as did Pleasant Valley. In girls play today, West Central is at Macomb. Continue Reading