Final Four Tournament Kicks Off Saturday

The Final Four plays Saturday to determine which two teams will advance to the final round of the NCAA tournament. Michigan State and Duke start things off at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis at 5:06pm. Wisconsin and undefeated Kentucky tip off at 7:49. In SCC Softball the Blackhawks split a doubleheader against the Muscatine Cardinals, winning 6-2 before losing 14-6. Spring Training baseball, the Cubs beat Milwaukee 11-7, White Sox in a Split Series beat Seattle 12-4 but lost to San Diego 8-2, Cardinals beat the Mets 5-4 and the Royals tied with the Dodgers 4-4. Continue Reading

Mount Pleasant Girls Finish Strong, ND-WB Tennis Sees Success

Mount Pleasant’s Girls Track Athletes took home the top spot at the Lady Falcon Relays in West Burlington. The Panthers took first in 11 events, , to win the class A division by more than 100 points. The Notre Dame-West Burlington Tennis Team saw success last night in their season opener, downing Keokuk 8-1. In NASCAR Ryan Newman’s racing team, Richard Childress Racing, was peanalized by the association for apparently illegally manipulating Newman’s tires at the Auto Club Speedway in California. Newman and his team were docked 75 points each in standings, dropping Newman from 6th to 27th overall. Continue Reading

West Burlington-Notre Dame Boys Take Home Track Victory, Cubs Won’t Start Bryant

West Burlington-Notre Dame’s Track Atheletes had a banner day at their home track meet last night. The Falcons won the class A team title with 175 points, and shattered two school records: Timmy Williams, Brant Wrede, Isaiah Trousil, and Xavior Williams beat the school record in 4×200 relay, winning in 1 minute, 31.44 seconds, and the 4×100 relayin 43.22 seconds. The Chicago Cubs have annunced that they’ll be starting their season without top 3rd base prospect Kris Bryant. Despite a strong spring training season, Bryant has been struggling with right shoulder soreness, and was delegated to the Triple A Iowa Cubs for an indetermininate amount of time. Cubs took down San Fransisco 8-5, White Sox fell to Cleveland 4-1, St. Continue Reading

Final Four Decided, Hamlin Takes Checkered Flag

The final four has been decided: Michigan State, Duke, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. Michigan State and Duke won their spots last night. With Michigan State beating Louisville 76-70 in overtime and Duke beating Gonzaga 66-52. Denny Hamlin took home the checkered flag during Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup STP 500 in Martinsville, Virginia. He passed teammate Matt Kenseth with 28 laps to go for his fifth victory on the track. Continue Reading

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Nikes Coach Stepping Down, MHI Layoff to Blame

The coach of the Notre Dame Nikes squad who won a state championship last year has stepped down from his position. Kollin Alfred also works at the Mount Pleasant MHI–or, at least, he did; he’s been laid off due to pending closure. Job uncertainty, he says, motivated him to give up the job he’s held for eight seasons. Alfred brought the team to three back-to-back state tournaments. Tthe Nikes most recent championship run ended when they fell in the semifinal round. Continue Reading

NFL Owners Deny Replay Proposals, Sox, Cubs Fall in Spring Training

A group of NFL owners shot down a number of possible rule changes regarding the use of replays in the NFL. Proposals included increasing the number of coach’s challenges from one to three, replay reviews of personal fouls, and one particular proposal that would have allowed nearly any play on the field be subject to review. They did approve several safety proposals, including stopping play when a medical advisor determines that a player is unstable and needs to be taken off the field. In Spring training baseball, White Sox fell to the Colorado Rockies, 7-6–they play Kansas City tonight, Cubs lost to Oakland, 14-2–they take on Seattle tonight. St Louis plays Washington tonight. Continue Reading

Iowa Wrestlers in Trouble, Butler Back For Bulls

Three University of Iowa Wrestlers are in hot water after being arrested last week. Freshmen Seth Gross, Ross Lembeck, and Logan Ryan are all indefinitely suspended by the team, having been arrested for theft on March 18th. Lembeck was charged with Drunken Driving, Gross was charged with having an open container of alcohol in the car. All three were underage. In Spring Training Baseball, San Diego beat the White Sox 10-4, the Cardinals had to cancel their game with Boston due to Unplayable conditions. Continue Reading

Heartbreak: Cyclones Upset by UAB

It was nothing short of tragic for the Iowa State Cyclones yesterday as the 3rd ranked Cyclones fell to the 14th ranked University of Alabama Birmingham in the very first round of the NCAA finals–by just one point. 60-59. The loss devastated brackets across the area. But they could be saved tonight: the 7th ranked Iowa Hawkeyes face off against Davidson tonight and the 5th ranked UNI Panthers take on Wyoming in the Eastern Bracket. In Spring Training Baseball, the St. Continue Reading