Hoiburg Introduced as Head Coach of Chicago Bulls

Iowa State head basketball coach Fred Hoiburg, who brought his team to the NCAA tournament four times in a row, is leaving Ames to take up a new role: the head coach of the Chicago Bulls. Hoiburg replaces Tom Thibodeau, who was fired last week after five seasons with the team. Chicago fell this year to Cleveland in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The Burlington Bees fell in the last game of a four game series with the Quad Cities River Bandits, losing 4-2 in Midwest League play at Community Field. Prep Baseball West Burlington over Central Lee 8-5. Continue Reading

Hawkeye Baseball Season Ends

The 19th Iowa Hawkeyes Baseball team fell in regionals to the 8th ranked Missouri State Bears 3-2 last night. That loss came after a 2-1 win over Oregon earlier in the day. The Burlington Bees took down the Quad Cities yesterday with a 3-1 home win. They play the River Bandits again tonight. In Major League play the St. Continue Reading

Local Softball Success, NDWB Tennis Falls

West Burlington-Notre Dame’s softball team swept Fort Madison in a double header, winning the opener 6-4 and then belting seven runs in two innings to win 7-3. Burlington also swept Cardinal in a double header, winning 5-2 and 11-2. Taylor Ridge over Illini West 3-0. New London over Lone Tree 6-0. Mount Pleasant over Central Lee 9-0. Continue Reading

BHS Soccer Season Ends, Softball Season Underway

It’s all over for the Burlington Greyhounds Soccer team. Their season ended last night at the Class 3A Substate Tournament as they fell to Ottumwa 2-0. Fort Madison’s boys found victory Substate, winning 5-2 over Washington on the road. Mount Pleasant also fared well at the expense of Keokuk, 4-1. Notre Dame West Burlington also fell at substate to Holy Trinity, 4-0. Continue Reading

Racers move up the winding road in the Women's pro category. Photo by KBUR Contributor Theresa O'Neill.

A Photo Finish at the Snake Alley Criterium

The Snake Alley Criterium on Saturday was one to remember. It was one of the closest finishes in race history in the men’s pro division as Christopher Uberti of South Carolina edged out Australian Chris Winn by merely two inches to take the championship title. Winn had led Uberti for most of the race, up until the last lap. “We were working well together the entire time, and we both put in little attacks on the hill, so we knew it was going to come down to a sprint,” Uberti told KBUR, “It was just a drag race.” It was Uberti’s fifth Snake Alley Criterium, but his first win. Continue Reading

WBND’s Trousil Breaks State Record, Bees Beat Wisconsin

West Burlington Notre Dame’s Isaiah Trousil obliterated the class 2A record at the State Track Meet last night, winning the 200 meter dash in 21.76 seconds, beating a personal, school, and competition record–a competition record that previously stood for 35 years. Fort Madison’s Girls Relay team managed to survive a dropped baton in order to finish second in the 4 by 800 relay. Burlington’s Tomose Chew started strong but finished 24th in the 400 meter dash. Prep Soccer, Fort Madison beat Holy Trinity 2-0. Holy Trinity managed to beat Fort Madison’s Girls team, 4-0. Continue Reading

Bees Over Rattlers, Cards Over Mets

The Burlington Bees hit a homer in the 6th to take down the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 4-2 at Community Field last night to put them at exactly .500 on the season. Candidals dominated the New York Mets 9-0. Royals beat the Reds 7-1. Twins overtook the Pirates 4-3 and White Sox fell to the Indians, also 4-3. Iowa Hawkeyes Baseball team also saw success, a ninth run inning propelled them over Ohio State 3-2 in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. Continue Reading

ND-WB Nikes Dominate, Bees Fall to Rattlers

The Notre Dame-West Burlington Nike Girls soccer team continued their dominant streak last night, winning 10-0 over Columbus. The Boys squad also won last night over Mediapolis, 4-0. In other Prep action Burlington’s Girls won 8-1 over Davenport West with seven goals from Burlington’s Elyse Huber. Fort Madison’s Boys won the honor of being the only team so far this year to beat Danville-New London, beating the 6th ranked Bears 2-1. Mount Pleasant Girls over Mediapolis, 3-2. Continue Reading