TinCaps Beat Bees; LakeCo Next

There was no snow involved this time, but the Burlington Bees lost “big” to the Ft. Wayne TinCaps last night, 13-3 in northeast Indiana. With the defeat, the Bees fall to 6-5, while Ft. Wayne is now 4-7.  The two teams will wrap up their series this morning at 10:05 and the Bees will then head to Lake County for a 3-game set against the Captains.   By the way, you can hear today’s game on “gobees.com.”


In college baseball yesterday….. SCC 19, Muscatine 10


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Bees Take Snow-Shortened Game in Ft. Wayne

The Burlington Bees beat the Fort Wayne TinCaps 4-2 last night in eastern Indiana, in a game shortened to seven innings by snow.  

The Bees’ Mark Shannon was 3 for 4 with two of those hits doubles…and three RBI’s.  Weather permitting, they’ll go at it again tonight and you can hear the game on KBUR, beginning with Michael Broskoski’s pregame show at 5:45.  


Western Illinois University has re-hired former assistant men’s basketball coach Billy Wright to succeed Jim Molinari as head coach of the Leathernecks.  He’ll be introduced at a news conference at 2 o’clock this afternoon.  In addition to being Molinari’s assistant for five years…the last three as Associate Head Coach…Wright played for Molinari at Bradley.  Last season, Wright was an assistant coach at Ball State. Continue Reading

Bees-Dragons Game Rained Out

Yesterday’s Burlington Bees/Dayton Dragons baseball game was called off because of the heavy rain. 


It won’t be made up, because the Dragons are not scheduled to return to Community Field this year.   Bees officials say tickets from yesterday will be honored at any upcoming home game.  

The Bees travel to Fort Wayne today to face the TinCaps.  You can hear all the action on KBUR, starting with Michael Broskoski’s pregame show at 5:45.  Burlington will be back in town on the 21st.  


At 34 Raceway over the weekend, Terry McCarl won the MOWA 410 Sprints Feature(Paul Nienhiser was second)…Scott Hogan took the IMCA Modifieds Feature(with Chris Zogg coming in next)…and Adam Gates crossed the finish line first in the 4-Cylinder Feature(with Aaron Hill in second place). Continue Reading

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Dragons Beat Bees; Could Sweep Today

In sports, the Dayton Dragons burned the Burlington Bees, 7-6 in 10 innings last(Sat) night at Community Field.  

The game featured 24 hits, four of them home runs, seven doubles and 26 strikeouts.  The Bees are now 5-4 for the season and they’ll take on the Dragons again this afternoon at 2 o’clock.  

You can hear all the action on KBUR, beginning Michael Broskoski’s pre-game show at 1:40. Continue Reading

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Bees Loss First at Home

The Burlington Bees lost to Dayton last night at Community Field.  

The Dragons scored six runs in the 8th inning, on their way to a 10-2 victory. The Bees and Dragons are now both 5-3 and they’ll play again tonight at 6:30.  

You can hear the game on KBUR, beginning with Michael Broskoski’s pre-game show, at 6:10. Continue Reading

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Bees Rally to Sweep Home Series

The Burlington Bees played their first day game of the year yesterday and rallied to beat the Bowling Green(OH) Hot Rods 5-4.  

The victory means a series sweep for the Bees, who host a 3-game series with the Dayton Dragons beginning tonight at 6:30.   You can hear the game on KBUR, beginning at 6:10 with Michael Broskoski.  

BHS Alumnus Tim Goodwin is coming back to take the Activities Director and Associate Principal’s job.  Goodwin, for the past eight years the Activities and Athletic Director at Muscatine High School, will replace Tom Plein, who is retiring at the end of this school year.  

It’s official — Western Illinois University head men’s basketball coach Jim Molinari is leaving the Macomb school to become an assistant under Tim Miles at Nebraska.  

SCC guard Jordan Stevens has been named to the NJCAA Division-1 All-American first team.  The sophomore averaged 19.2 points-per-game this past basketball season, along with 3.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists. Continue Reading

Bees Win Again; Pitching Tough

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

Today, the SCC women play at Illinois Central


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Bees Win Home Opener

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.  


In high school baseball…..  

ROWVA 11, West Central 1

West Hancock 3, Mendon Unity 1


In high school softball…..  

West Central 17, ROWVA 0

Illini West beat Abingdon twice, 9-8 and 12-5


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Bees’ Home Season Begins Tonight!

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.  



In high school baseball yesterday…..  

West Hancock 12, West Central 1

Illini West 11, Payson Seymour 0



In (girls) softball….. Continue Reading