Sloppy Bees Lose to Snakes

The Burlington Bees committed six errors…which led to four unearned runs…and a 6-4 loss last night to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.  

The Bees are now 11-7, while Wisconsin ups its record to 10-8.   The teams will end the series with an 11:30 game today at Community Field.   Tomorrow night, the Bees will host Beloit, in a 3-game set that will take them through Sunday afternoon.  


In high school baseball yesterday…West Hancock 16, Southeastern 0 (5 innings)




The big event on the high school and college sports schedule today is the Drake Relays in Des Moines, where a number of local boys, girls, men and women are competing today, tomorrow and Saturday in various individual and team events. Continue Reading


100th Anniversary of Wrigley Field

It’s Wrigley Field Day in Illinois. Gov. Pat Quinn issued the designation Wednesday as the Chicago Cubs’ ballpark celebrates its 100th anniversary. The storied ballpark that opened as Weeghman Park on April 23, 1914 has hosted millions of fans over the years. In a statement, Quinn says “Wrigley Field is not just an Illinois landmark, it’s a national treasure.” The Cubs are holding a series of events this season to mark the anniversary. Continue Reading

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Bees Lose to Captains

The Burlington Bees lost 6-3 to the Lake County Captains in Eastlake, Ohio last night.  

The two teams will continue their 3-game series tonight(Fri) and you can hear all the action on KBUR, starting with Michael Broskoski’s pregame show at 5:10.   The Bees will wrap up their Ohio road trip after Saturday’s game…Sunday’s an off day…and Burlington returns home for a Monday night battle with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at Community Field. Recently-departed West Burlington head football coach Jeff Housel has landed on his feet (cleats?) across the river – he’s been named the new head coach at West Central High School near Biggsville.   Housel takes over a “Heat” program that was 15-22 under former coach Roger Kerfoot.  

In high school soccer yesterday….. ND-WB girls 9, Ft. Continue Reading

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 “”


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


In high school play….. 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