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.
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
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