The Burlington Bees scored early last night and then hung on…thanks to good pitching, four opposition errors and seven walks…in beating the Bowling Green(OH) Hot Rods 5-2.
The Bees are now 4-2 for the season, while Bowling Green drops to 2-4. The two teams play again today at 11:30 at Community Field. Tomorrow(Fri) night, Dayton comes to town for a 3-game series.
Long-time Fort Madison wrestling coach Mick Pickford died yesterday in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was 82. Pickford was head coach of the Bloodhound wrestlers for 35 years and during that span his teams won 17 conference titles, 10 sectional tournaments, three district meets and finished in the top-6 in the state six times, including a third place in 1980. His squads once won 42 duals in a row and he had six undefeated seasons.
In college softball yesterday….. SCC swept John Wood 7-3 and 11-8
The Burlington Bees kicked off their first homestand of the season last night with a 3-0 shutout of the Bowling Green(OH) Hotrods.
Bees starter Elliot Morris struck out six, allowed just one hit in five innings and picked up the win, his first. The Bees are now 3-2 and will take on the Hotrods again tonight at Community Field. The game’s at 6:30 and you can hear it on KBUR, beginning with Michael Broskoski’s pre-game show at 6:10.
The Burlington Bees open their 2014 home season tonight(Tues) at Community Field against the Bowling Green(OH) Hotrods.
Both teams enter the game with 2-2 records. The first pitch is at 6:30 and if you can’t make it to the ballpark, the contest will be broadcast on KBUR, beginning with Michael Broskoski’s pre-game show at 6:10.
As we told you first yesterday(Mon), West Burlington-Notre Dame Head Football Coach Jeff Housel has resigned. It was made official by the West Burlington School Board last night. Housel will remain with the High School as a math teacher and Athletic Director.
It was a cold night in southern Wisconsin, but the Burlington Bees and Beloit Snappers got to play anyway, and the Bees came out on top 5-1 in their season opener.
The two Midwest League teams are scheduled to play again tonight and you can hear all the action on KBUR beginning with the pre-game show at 6:10.
In high school soccer…Burlington defeated Ft. Madison 4-2 at the RecPlex…Notre Dame-West Burlington shut out Central Lee 3-0…and the Danville-New London boys beat Holy Trinity by that same 3-0 score.
In track & field…Louisa-Muscatine swept the boys and girls competition at the Danville Co-ed Relays. In the girls meet, Central Lee was second, followed by Danville, Winfield-Mt. Union and New London. In the boys meet, L-M was followed by Wapello, Winfield-Mt. Continue Reading
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.
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
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.
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.