Mike Burvee

10/12/2018 - 4:19pm
Football games tend to last two and a half, maybe three hours tops depending on pace of play and stoppages, but that wasn’t the case on a stormy night October 6 when Pekin and BGM met up. Thanks to a lightning delay that lasted over two hours, the game lasted five hours and ended with another heartbreaking 13-28 loss for Pekin, their second close loss in as many weeks. Pekin got things...
08/31/2018 - 1:21pm
It’s hard to evaluate a team after only two games in the season, but so far, the English Valleys football team seems for real. One week after routing Twin Cedars the Bears did it again on August 24, this time Mid-Prairie was the recipient of a 74-18 beatdown. A big key to the early success comes from the blocking, both from players on the...
08/31/2018 - 1:20pm
The Panthers faced some early adversity in their first match of the season but overcame it and went on to take fourth at a tournament hosted by Waco on August 20. The girls faced Wapello, Columbus Junction, Waco and Van Buren, two of which they won. The Panthers were unable to put away the Arrows from Wapello early on, going back and forth in a...
08/31/2018 - 1:16pm
The first volleyball competition of the season didn’t do Sigourney any favors as they ended up losing both of their matches for a quick exit in Waco’s tournament on August 20. Granted, Sigourney wasn’t dealt an easy card having to play West Burlington, who ended up winning the tourney, and Van Buren, who finished third....
08/24/2018 - 10:07am
The English Valleys football squad ended last season with a losing skid after starting the year off with some promising wins, one of which was an overtime nail biter against Twin Cedars. The Bears and Sabers met up again on Friday, August 17 but this time it wasn’t close. A dominating effort from all sides of the ball resulted in a 70-6 rout...
08/24/2018 - 10:05am
Last year the Panthers came to Cobra Field and maintained a steady lead throughout, eventually downing the Cobras 37-13. The Cobras will open their football season by facing Pekin in another edition of the Backyard Brawl on August 24 in hopes of notching another win in the historic series. Many of the same contributors will take the field for the...
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