No Power, No Game in D-port

The Burlington Bees and Quad Cities River Bandits were not able to complete their game at Modern Woodmen Park on the Davenport riverfront last night. The power went out during the 7th inning with the teams tied at four, so the game was suspended until the next time the Bees and Bandits play in Burlington, early next week.   Meanwhile, the Bees are back home tonight, to begin a 3-game series with the Peoria Chiefs.   You can hear all the action on KBUR. On the high school sports schedule today, the Iowa state track & field meet gets underway in Des Moines with a number of local competitors taking part. The Illinois girls state track & field meet also begins today, as does the Iowa girls tennis individual regionals.  

In boys soccer…

ND-WB at Keokuk

Danville-New London at Mt. Continue Reading

Bees Bust Bandits, Play Again Today

The Burlington Bees beat the Quad Cities River Bandits 5-4 last night in Davenport, on a 12th inning single by Eric Aguilera and another RBI single by Brandon Bayardi. 

The two teams play again this morning at 11 at Modern Woodmen Park.   Aguilera, by the way, has been named the Midwest League’s Player-of-the-week .  

In high school baseball…

United 12, West Central 2

Illini West 14, South Fulton 9


 In boys high school soccer…

Davenport West 3, BHS 1

(#4-1A) Danville-New London 5, Central Lee 3 (Bears are now 15-0)


In girls soccer…

Clear Creek-Amana 3, Mt. Pleasant 0

Keokuk 4, Fairfield 2



In golf…

The New London and Winfield-Mt. Union girls finished one-two in the Class 1A first-round regionals, so both advance to the regional finals on the 27th. Danville was 4th and Holy Trinity placed 6th.   Individually, W-MU’s Grace Edwards medaled and New London’s Emma Pry, Morgan Oliver, Paetyn Prottsman and Jorgi Krieger also advance. Continue Reading

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Bees 3-Game Winning Streak Broken by Hard-Luck Kernels

The Cedar Rapids Kernels broke their 8-game losing streak yesterday, at the expense of the Burlington Bees. The Kernels overcame a 3-run deficit and defeated the Bees on Community Basket Day, 7-6.   Burlington travels to Davenport to face the Quad-Cities River Bandits tonight at 7 and you can hear the game on KBUR, beginning with the pre-game show at 6:40.   

The SCC baseball team is headed to Enid, Oklahoma and the NJCAA, Division-2 World Series for the first time in two decades.   The Blackhawks are now 44-20…that ties a school record for wins in a season…after beating Southeast Nebraska Community College 9-4 yesterday in the North Plains District championship game in Burlington.  


In high school baseball, it’s the Illinois Class 1A quarterfinals, with West Central at United at 4:30…in 2A, it’s West Hancock at Macomb at 4:30…and Illini West hosts South Fulton.  

In girls high school golf, the Iowa regional first-round tournaments get underway.  

And former BHS track star Khanishah Williams…now at junior at Iowa…won the Big-10 championship in the high jump. Continue Reading

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Bees Win 3rd Straight, Prepare for Community Basket Day

The Burlington Bees won their third straight last night, 7-2 over the Cedar Rapids Kernels.  

Today, of course, is Community Basket Day at Community Field and the Bees and Kernels play at 2 o’clock, with Cedar Rapids now trying to break an 8-game losing streak. You can hear all the action on KBUR, beginning at 1:40.  
The SCC baseball team is one win away from a trip to the NJC-double-A World Series in Enid, Oklahoma. About 2 o’clock this afternoon, the Blackhawks will play the winner of this morning’s Southeast Nebraska Community College versus Dakota County Tech game. Continue Reading

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Bees End Loss Streak vs Kernels

The Burlington Bees broke their losing streak last night with a 6-2 victory over the Cedar Rapids Kernels at Community Field.  

The Bees had lost seven straight, and with Cedar Rapids’ defeat last night, the Kernels have now lost six-in-a-row. The two teams will play each other again tonight at 6:30 and you can hear all the action on KBUR, beginning with the pre-game show at 6:10. (The Kernels will remain in Burlington through Sunday afternoon’s game, after which the Bees head to Davenport for a series with the Quad-Cities River Bandits.)



The West Burlington-Notre Dame football team has a new head coach. Nick Breuer, who hails from Mediapolis and is a 2002 graduate of Wapello High School, will also teach middle-school P.E. and at-risk classes, as well as coach strength and conditioning at West Burlington High School. Continue Reading

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Bees Lose 8th Straight; Home Tonight

The Burlington Bees have now lost eight straight, after a 4-2 defeat yesterday at the hands of the Clinton Lumber Kings.  

Burlington is now 16-21, while the “Kings” up their record to 21-16.   The Bees return home to Community Field tonight, beginning a 4-game series with the Cedar Rapids Kernels, and you can hear all the action on KBUR, starting with the pre-game show at 6:10.  

In college baseball, the SCC Blackhawks have advanced to the 3-team district tournament, after defeating DMACC 6-2 last night in Waterloo.   SCC is now 42-18 this season and will play this weekend at the Wagner Athletic Complex. The winner moves on to the NJC-double-A Division-2 World Series.  

Meanwhile, at the NJCAA Division-One golf championship at Burlington’s Spirit Hollow course, Zac Oliver of Paris(TX) Junior College is leading at the halfway mark. Continue Reading

Bees Lose to Kings Twice; Home Thursday

The Burlington Bees lost to the Clinton Lumber Kings twice yesterday at Ashford University Field…7-4 in the first game, which had started Monday night but was then suspended because of rain…and 3-2 in the second contest, which was already scheduled for yesterday afternoon. 


The Bees are now 16-20 so far this season and will try to take the final game of the series in Clinton today at 12:30.   You can hear all the action on-line at “”   (The Bees return to Community Field tomorrow night to start a four-game series with the Cedar Rapids Kernels.)



At the NJC-double-A Division-One college golf tournament at Burlington’s Spirit Hollow, the leaders…all with first-round 71’s…are Cooper Brown of Wallace State…Colin Pearson of Indian Hills…and David Wicks of Midland.   Indian Hills leads the team race with a 10-over-par 298…Wallace State is at 301…and Iowa Western is in third place with 306 strokes.   Round-2 begins this morning and the tournament continues through Friday.  


In girls high school soccer…


BHS 5, Davenport West 3

Holy Trinity 4, Mid-Prairie 1


In boys play…


Iowa Mennonite 3, Holy Trinity 2



In boys tennis…


Keokuk won the team title in the Southeast Conference tournament. Mt. Pleasant finished second, Fairfield third and Ft. Madison fourth. Continue Reading

Bees, Kings Succumb to Nature

The Burlington Bees – Clinton Lumber Kings game last night (at Ashford University Field) was suspended by rain, with the score tied at one in the bottom of the second inning.  

It’ll resume today, as part of a double-header, beginning at 12:30.  


The Region-Eleven, Division-Two college baseball tournament was postponed again yesterday by wet grounds in Waterloo.   DMACC and NIACC are again scheduled to play today at 4, with the winner taking on SCC tonight at 7.  


Wallace State University’s Aksel Olsen will begin defense of his NJC-DOUBLE-A, Division-One golf title today at Spirit Hollow in Burlington.   The competition runs through Friday, with 18 holes played each day.  


Also in golf, the BHS girls placed second to Pleasant Valley in the MAC tournament at Glynns Creek. Continue Reading

Burlington Bees

Bees Off Sunday; Play at Clinton

The Burlington Bees were off yesterday(Sun), as was the rest of the Midwest League, but tonight the 16-18 club plays at Clinton and you can hear the game on KBUR, beginning with the pre-game show at 6:10.  

The SCC baseball team was rained out yesterday at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo. The Blackhawks will play either DMACC or NIACC tonight at 7 o’clock in the Region-eleven, Division-2 tournament.  

In local racing, he’s been trying for eight years and Saturday night Shane Watts of Burlington finally won the IMCA Stock Car Feature at 34 Raceway.   The other winners were Rich Smith in the IMCA Modifieds…Bobby Anders in the IMCA Sport Modifieds…John Schulz in the 305 Sprints…Dan Keltner in the Mod Lites…and Austin Becerra in the 4-Cylinders.  


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