Burlington Bees

Bees Win; Closer to Playoffs

The Burlington Bees beat the Clinton Lumber Kings 8-6 last night on the road and the win gives Burlington a one-game lead for second place in the division, with four games left in the first half of the season. 

The 35-30 Bees and 30-34 Lumber Kings wrap up their series in Clinton tonight and you can hear the game on KBUR.   

In high school baseball yesterday…

Iowa City High defeated BHS twice, 6-5 and 5-3. Mt. Pleasant 8, ND 1

NE Goose Lake 14, Wapello 0

Iowa Mennonite 5, Winfield-Mt.Union 0

Central Lee 9, Keokuk 7


In girls high school softball…

(#2-1A) New London beat Columbus 5-0 and Mt. Pleasant 2-0 at the Mt. Continue Reading

Burlington Bees

Bees Lose, but Still in Playoff Hunt

The Burlington Bees are now in a tie for second place and the first-half-of-the-season wild card spot, after losing 4-2 last night to the Lumber Kings in Clinton. The Quad Cities River Bandits beat Cedar Rapids 6-2 last night and they too are now 34-30, nine games behind the 43-21 Kane County Cougars in the Midwest League’s Western Division. The Bees and Lumber Kings play again tonight on the road and you can hear the game on KBUR, beginning at 6:10 with the pre-game show.  

In high school baseball…

Wapello 6, Mediapolis 3


In girls softball…

Wapello 12, Mediapolis 2

Iowa Mennonite 12, Winfield-Mt.Union 1


On the local schedule today….. In baseball…

BHS hosts Iowa City High

Mt. Continue Reading

Bees Take Twin Bill from Beloit

The Burlington Bees won two more last night, 6-5 and 3-1 over the Beloit Snappers at Community Field. The double victory…coupled with Peoria’s win over the Quad Cities…puts the Bees one game up in the Western Division wild-card race, with six games to go in the first half of the season.     Tonight, the Bees try their luck in Clinton and the game with the Lumber Kings will be broadcast on KBUR, beginning with the pregame show at 6:10.   

In girls high school soccer, Pleasant Valley ended Keokuk’s season with a 6-0 Class 2A regional final win over the Chiefs.   Keokuk closes out the year with a record of 15-4, while PV moves on to play Dallas Center-Grimes in the state quarterfinals on Thursday.   

In girls high school softball, New London edged WB-ND 2-1. Wapello 15, L-M 4

Fairfield beat Ft. Continue Reading

Bees Win Twice Over Beloit

The Burlington Bees won twice yesterday at Community Field, the first game a completion of the April 27th suspended contest, which the Bees took from Beloit 3-2…..and then 3-1 in the second game against the Snappers.  

The Bees host Beloit again tonight in a doubleheader, beginning at 5.   

Elsewhere on the local schedule today/tonight…..  

In girls high school soccer…Class 2A regional, Keokuk at Pleasant Valley, 6 pm


In boys baseball…

BHS hosts Davenport West

New London at WB

Cardinal at Central Lee

Columbus at Mennonite

Danville at Holy Trinity

Ft. Madison at Fairfield

Lone Tree at Mediapolis

Van Buren at Twin Cedars

WACO at Winfield-Mt.Union

Wapello at L-M


In girls softball…

BHS at Davenport west

WB-ND at New London

Central Lee at Cardinal

Columbus at Mennonite

Ft. Madison at Fairfield

Keokuk at Washington

Lone Tree at Mepo

WACO at Winfield-Mt.Union

Wapello at L-M Continue Reading

Bees Within Stinging Distance of Playoffs; Play Again Tonight

The Burlington Bees still have a chance to make the playoffs, after beating the Quad Cities River Bandits last night 2-1 at Community Field.  

With Peoria’s loss, the Bees are now a-half-game out of second place and the second playoff spot.   The Bees and Bandits play again tonight at 6:30 in Burlington and you can hear the game on KBUR.  

In high school soccer…The Columbus boys were eliminated from the Class 1A playoffs (in the quarterfinals) yesterday, when they lost to powerhouse Dyersville Beckman 3-0. The Wildcats end their season with an 11-5 record.   Dyersville is riding a 13-game winning streak and the Trailblazers face Mid-Prairie today at noon.  

At the girls state tennis tournament…ND-WB’s Stephanie Wills, in singles, and Keokuk’s doubles team of Lakyn Boltz and Alexis Kemp, were all eliminated yesterday in Iowa City, Wills in the quarterfinals and Kemp and Boltz in the first round. Continue Reading

Burlington Bees

Bees Win; Playoff Hopes Alive

The Burlington Bees beat the Quad Cities River Bandits 6-3 last night at Community Field. The Bees are now a-half-game behind the Bandits for third place in the Western Division and 1 ½ games behind Peoria for the first half (of the season) wild-card spot.   The Bees and Bandits play again tonight in Burlington and you can hear the game on KBUR, starting with the pregame show at 6:10.  

In high school baseball…

ND 10, Keokuk 3


In girls softball…

BHS and WB-ND split a double-header, Burlington winning 5-1 and WB-ND winning game-2 3-1. New London 16, Harmony 0

Mediapolis 7, Mennonite 0

Ft. Madison 17, Central Lee 4

Wapello 3, Danville 0



In high school state tournament soccer play in Des Moines…

(1A quarterfinal)   Columbus(11-4) boys vs. Continue Reading

Homer-Happy Bees Beat Kernels

The Burlington Bees hit three homers yesterday afternoon on the road, on their way to a 6-4 win over the Cedar Rapids Kernels. Today’s an off-day for the whole Midwest League and the Bees will return to Community Field tomorrow night, to begin a series with the Quad Cities River Bandits.   (You’ll be able to hear all the action on KBUR.)


In high school baseball…

ND 16, New London 1

WB 13, Harmony 0

Danville 3, Central Lee 0

Wapello 16, Columbus 1

L-M 6, Mediapolis 0

Winfield-Mt.Union 7, Pekin 6

Highland 18, WACO 1


In girls softball…

WB-ND 19, Harmony 0

Wapello 3, Columbus 0

Pekin 5, Winfield-Mt.Union 1

Keokuk split with Mt. Pleasant, winning 2-nothing and losing 2-1. Ft. Continue Reading

KBUR Sports

Bees Lose, Girls Head to State Golf

The Burlington Bees lost to Cedar Rapids 4-3  yesterday afternoon on the road, as the Kernels’ Chad Christensen cracked an 8th inning homer to break a 3-all tie.  

The two teams will wrap up their series today at noon and the Bees return to Community Field Wednesday to face the Quad Cities River Bandits. (There are no games scheduled for tomorrow.)


The Iowa girls state golf tournament gets underway today and New London is among the top teams in Class 1A, Mt. Pleasant in 4A.   New London plays in Marshalltown, Mt. Pleasant in Ames, and Central Lee’s Alex Krehbiel…who qualified individually in 3A…will also swing at the Ames Country Club. Continue Reading

KBUR Sports

Bees Lose Third Straight; Bears Advance in Boys Soccer

The Burlington Bees lost again last night to the Peoria Chiefs, 3-1, this time in 9 innings and without a rain delay. Burlington has now lost 3-in-a-row and is 25-27 on the year; the Chiefs up their first-half record to 29-24. The two teams will wrap up their series tonight in Peoria and you can hear the game on KBUR. Saturday, the Bees begin a 3-game series in Cedar Rapids against the Kernels. In high school baseball…

Van Buren 18, Harmony 1

Highland 3, Mediapolis 1

Central Lee 12, New London 0


On the college baseball front, the SCC Blackhawks have placed 10 players on the all-region team and Coach Justin Schulte has been named North Plains District coach-of-the-year.   SCC set a new school record for wins in a season…45…and went to the NJCAA World Series for the first time since 1994. Continue Reading