Burlington Bees

Bees Begin Playoffs with Shutout

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

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Bees, Kernels Begin 2nd Season

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

Bees End Regular Season with Win; Playoffs Next in Cedar Rapids


The Burlington Bees closed out their regular season yesterday, with an 8-5 win over the Quad Cities River Bandits at Community Field. 

Bees left fielder Trevor Gretzky’s dad…Hockey great Wayne Gretzky…was in the stands and watched his son go 3-for-4, three of the Bees’ 15 hits.     Tomorrow, Burlington travels to Cedar Rapids to begin their playoff journey.  

In high school sports today…..  

Girls swimming…BHS hosts Davenport North


(Girls) volleyball…BHS at Pleasant Valley

WB and Holy Trinity at Maharishi

The Wapello Tournament

Illini West and West Hancock at the Suns Classic


In girls golf…Camp Point Central, Mendon Unity and Rushville-Industry at West Hancock


In boys golf…Brown County, Payson and Southeastern at West Hancock

Illini West, Camp Point Central and Pittsfield at Quincy ND


In cross country…the Iowa Mennonite School Invitational

The L-M Invitational

Mt. Pleasant at the Williamsburg Invitational



In college volleyball…Iowa Wesleyan at Coe College Continue Reading

Bandits Beat Bees; Still Miss Playoffs

The Burlington Bees lost to the Quad Cities River Bandits 9-4 yesterday at Community Field, but while that was happening the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers took care of the Beloit Snappers, to grab the last wild-card playoff spot in the Western Division. The Bees, who got in by virtue of their first-half-of-the-season play, will take on the Bandits one more time this afternoon at 2 o’clock.   Burlington begins playoff competition Wednesday in Cedar Rapids. Continue Reading

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Bees Contract with Parent MLB Club in Anaheim Extended

The Burlington Bees have signed a 2-year extension of their player development contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Bees lost to the Quad Cities River Bandits last night at Community Field 5-1.  The two teams play again this afternoon at 2 and you can catch the game on KBUR. In college football yesterday(Sat), Iowa beat Northern Iowa 31-23…North Dakota State defeated Iowa State 34-14…and the University of Illinois got by Youngstown State 28-17. Continue Reading

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It’s High School Football Time!

Bettendorf and Davenport Assumption played yesterday(Bettendorf won, 41-6), but the local high school football season shifts into high gear tonight with a full schedule of games. Here are the Iowa games:

Burlington hosts Davenport Central — KBUR(NewsRadio 1490)

WB-ND at Ft. Madison

Highland at Danville

Camanche at Mediapolis

Wapello at New London

Central Lee at Keokuk

Iowa Valley at Winfield-Mt. Union

Mt. Pleasant at Ottumwa

WACO at Columbus

L-M at Northeast Goose Lake

Van Buren at Lynnville-Sully

Illinois games:

West Prairie at West Central

Illini West at Rockford Christian

West Hancock at Kincaid South Fork

Monmouth-Roseville at Dixon

Elmwood-Brimfield at Mercer County

Macomb at Limestone

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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