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Bees Buzz Blackhawks; Meet Class A Team Tonight

The Burlington Bees beat the Southeastern Community College Blackhawks 5-2 in a 6-inning exhibition game last night. 

 

SCC resumes its season today at Muscatine, while it’s “Meet the Bees” night at the PZAZZ Convention Center.  Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for those younger than 12.   New Bees Manager Bill Richardson will speak and fans can meet and get autographs from the players.   The Bees begin their regular season on the road tomorrow night in Beloit and their home opener is next Tuesday night against the Bowling Green Hotrods.   (You can hear all the action on KBUR.)

 

Also on the local sports schedule today, the IWC women’s softball team hosts Cornell College in a double-header.   

Yesterday…..  

In girls high school track, Fairfield won the Class A Falcon Relays at West Burlington.  They were followed by Washington, Central Lee, Mediapolis, Keokuk and the host team, West Burlington-Notre Dame.   In Class B, Pekin dominated, followed by West Central, Danville, Winfield-Mt. Union, New London, Harmony and the WB-ND jayvees.   Mt. Pleasant, a late entry in the competition, competed against itself in “Class C.”  Mt. Continue Reading

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Bees Take on Blackhawks in Annual Exhibition

THE BURLINGTON BEES WILL PLAY AN EXHIBITION GAME TODAY(TUE) AT 5:30 AT COMMUNITY FIELD AGAINST SOUTHEASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE. 

 

TICKETS ARE 5 DOLLARS AND ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE SCC BASEBALL PROGRAM.    TOMORROW(WEDS) EVENING AT 6, IT’S “MEET THE BEES” NITE AT THE PZAZZ CONVENTION CENTER.  ADMISSION IS 10 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS AND 8 DOLLARS FOR THOSE YOUNGER THAN 12.   FANS WILL GET A CHANCE TO HEAR FROM NEW MANAGER BILL RICHARDSON AND MEET AND GET AUTOGRAPHS FROM THE PLAYERS.   (OPENING NITE IS THURSDAY IN BELOIT AND THE BEES OPEN THEIR HOME SEASON NEXT TUESDAY NITE AGAINST BOWLING GREEN.)

 

 

IN HIGH SCHOOL TRACK…..  

MT. PLEASANT WON THE FALCON BOYS RELAYS AT WEST BURLINGTON, BEATING THE HOST TEAM 160 TO 144.   CENTRAL LEE TOOK THE CLASS B CROWN WITH 142 POINTS AND WINFIELD-MT.UNION CAME IN SECOND WITH 119.   (AMONG THE BIGGER SCHOOLS, FT. MADISON WAS THIRD, FOLLOWED BY MEDIAPOLIS, WASHINGTON AND KEOKUK.  THE SMALLER SCHOOLS INCLUDED THIRD PLACE COLUMBUS, THEN DANVILLE, HIGHLAND, NEW LONDON AND THE WB-ND JAYVEE TEAM.)

BURLINGTON’S BOYS PLACED THIRD AT THE NORTH SCOTT EARLY QUAD MEET.  THE GRAYHOUNDS HAD 6 EVENT WINNERS, BUT IT WASN’T ENOUGH TO BEAT DAVENPORT CENTRAL AND NORTH SCOTT.  DAVENPORT NORTH FINISHED 4TH.  

IN HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL…ILLINI WEST 10, MACOMB 7

 

IN SOFTBALL…WEST HANCOCK 12, SOUTH FULTON 0

                               ILLINI WEST 8, LIBERTY 3

 

IN TENNIS…MT. Continue Reading

KBUR Sports

Haudenschild Decides to Stop, Win at 34 Raceway

HE DECIDED TO STOP ON HIS WAY BACK HOME FROM A RACE IN PARK CITY, KANSAS AND JAC HAUDENSCHILD WON THE SEASON-OPENING SPRINT INVADER SERIES AT 34 RACEWAY LAST(SUN) NITE. 

 

THE 55-YEAR OLD WOOSTER, OHIO HALL-OF-FAMER JOINED AUSTIN BECERRA IN THE 4-CYLINDERS…JUSTIN BUCHHOLZ IN THE MOD LITES…AND AARON SCHUCK IN THE IMRA MIDGET LITES IN THE WINNERS CIRCLE.  

ON THE LOCAL SPORTS SCHEDULE TODAY…..  

IN HIGH SCHOOL TRACK….. ILLINI WEST AND WEST HANCOCK AT CAMP POINT CENTRAL
THE FALCON RELAYS AT WEST BURLINGTON
THE PEKIN RELAYS

 

 

IN HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL….. WEST HANCOCK AT ASTORIA

ILLINI WEST AT LIBERTY

 

 

IN HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL….. Continue Reading

Iowa State Cyclones

Cyclones and Huskies Tonight at “The Garden”

Iowa State and UConn meet in the Sweet Sixteen tonight(Fri), with similar NBA-inspired offenses.  

The third-seeded Cyclones play the seventh-seeded Huskies this evening at 6:30 in the NCAA tournament East Regional at Madison Square Garden.   Both are coached by alums who enjoyed long pro careers. Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg and UConn’s Kevin Ollie first met as high school basketball stars more than two decades ago when they went on the same recruiting trip to Arizona. The two were teammates for part of a season with the Chicago Bulls in 2001 to 2002.   Six years later, when Hoiberg was an assistant general manager for the Minnesota Timberwolves, he lobbied to sign Ollie because he knew the veteran could provide needed leadership.  

ON THE LOCAL SPORTS SCHEDULE TODAY/TONIGHT….. Continue Reading

KBUR Sports

Lady Hawkeyes Host Louisville Tonight

AT THE WOMENS NC-DOUBLE-A COLLEGE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT…..  

IOWA(27-8) HOSTS LOUISVILLE(31-4) – 8:35 PM – KBUR

WHOEVER WINS WILL PLAY SUNDAY IN LOUISVILLE AGAINST THE WINNER OF THE WEST VIRGINIA-LSU GAME TONITE.   

IN THE MENS NC-DOUBLE-A TOURNEY…..  

IOWA STATE WILL PLAY CONNECTICUT FRIDAY EVENING AT 6:30 AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN IN NEW YORK.  

 

 

ON THE LOCAL SPORTS CALENDAR TODAY….. Continue Reading

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Cyclones Join “Sweet 16″ for First Time Since 2000

AT THE NC-DOUBLE-A MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT…..  

IOWA STATE 85, NORTH CAROLINA 83 (THE CYCLONES ADVANCE TO THE “SWEET-16” FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2000 AND WILL PLAY CONNECTICUT NEXT FRIDAY EVENING AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN IN NEW YORK.)

 

AT THE NCAA WOMENS TOURNAMENT….. IOWA 87, MARIST 65 (THE LADY HAWKEYES TAKE ON LOUISVILLE TUESDAY NITE AT 8:30 IN A SECOND ROUND GAME.)

 

AT THE MENS N-I-T….. CLEMSON 50, ILLINOIS 49

 

AT THE MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL INVITATIONAL….. ILLINOIS STATE HOSTS TEXAS A&M TONITE AT 7:05. Continue Reading

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Spring Has Sprung; What About Baseball?

TODAY(FRI) IS THE FIRST FULL DAY OF SPRING…SO BASEBALL CAN’T BE FAR BEHIND.  

BURLINGTON BEES GENERAL MANAGER CHUCK BROCKETT WAS HELPING PUT SOME FINAL TOUCHES ON COMMUNITY FIELD WHEN WE REACHED HIM…AND HE SAYS THEY’RE STILL LOOKING FOR A FEW HOST FAMILIES.  IN ADDITION TO THE EXPERIENCE OF LIVING WITH A PRO ATHLETE, BROCKETT SAYS THE FAMILIES GET A NUMBER OF GAME BENEFITS.  

 

THE BEES’ SEASON OPENS APRIL SECOND IN BELOIT AND THEIR HOME OPENER IS APRIL 8TH…A TUESDAY…AGAINST BOWLING GREEN…AT 6:30 PM.  BROCKETT SAYS THE CLUB IS OFFERING SOME MULTIPLE-GAME DISCOUNTS RIGHT NOW. Continue Reading

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Cyclones Play North Carolina…Central Tonight

IN MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONITE…..  

NCAA — IOWA STATE VS. NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL IN SAN ANTONIO (8:50 PM)

 

(THE IOWA STATE WOMEN WILL PLAY FLORIDA STATE TOMORROW(SAT) AFTERNOON AT 2 O’CLOCK IN AMES.)

 

(THE IOWA WOMEN TAKE ON MARIST SUNDAY EVENING AT 6 IN IOWA CITY.)

 

 

 

(N-I-T – THE ILLINOIS MEN BATTLE CLEMSON SUNDAY MORNING AT 10.)

 

 

ON THE LOCAL SCHEDULE TODAY…..  

IN COLLEGE WRESTLING – THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS CONTINUE AT OKLAHOMA CITY, WITH IOWA AND IOWA STATE EACH ADVANCING SIX INTO THE COMPETITION TODAY.   NORTHERN IOWA STILL HAS THREE WRESTLERS IN CONTENTION FOR NATIONAL TITLES.  

 

IN COLLEGE SOFTBALL – SCC AT IOWA WESTERN

 

IN HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL – WEST CENTRAL AT MACOMB AND WEST HANCOCK AT QUINCY

 

IN HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL – PEARL CITY AT ILLINI WEST Continue Reading