Prep Golf: Burlington Victorious at SEC Meet

The Burlington Greyhounds are Southeast Conference boys’ golf champions following their strong performance yesterday at the Fairfield Golf and Country Club.

Tomas Rascon led the Greyhounds with a 74 to finish second overall, while Nate Spear carded a 75 to finish in third.

Mount Pleasant placed fifth overall.

The Panthers had 383 strokes, 76 off first place Burlington who won with 307.

Nick Matheney and Reece Coffman led Mount Pleasant with 88’s respectively. Nate Dismang shot a 97.

Washington’s Roman Roth was meet medalist burning the course with a 71.

Fairfield finished in second in the team race with Washington placing third.

College Sports: Dubuque First D3 School to Offer NIL

University of Dubuque president Jeffrey Bullock says a Name-Image-Likeness program created by the athletic department is designed to provide athletes compliance and opportunity.

The Spartans have paired with a company called INFCLR (influencer) to become the first Division III school in the country to offer an N-I-L exchange.

Bullock says it will provide opportunities for athletes that are normally available for more high profile division one athletes.

The NIL era has become a Wild West of sorts, without much regulation from the NCAA.

Some college players have received seven figure NIL deals to leave their school and transfer to a different program.

College Basketball: Cyclones Add Transfer from St. Bonaventure

Iowa State head men’s basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger has announced the addition of St. Bonaventure transfer Jaren Holmes. Holmes is a 6-4 guard out of Romulus, Michigan.

Holmes started all 33 games for the Bonnies during the 2021-22 season. He was second on the team with 13.5 points as he helped lead the Bonnies to the NIT Semifinals.

Holmes will try to bridge the gap left behind by Tyrese Hunter, who was the Big 12 Freshman of the Year.

Hunter, who announced his transfer in early April, is picking between Tennessee, Kansas, Louisville, Gonzaga, Texas and Purdue.

Spring Sports Schedule: Busy Thursday Night

It will be another busy Thursday night in the region, with several teams back in action.

Perhaps the biggest event tonight will be the the Southeast Conference track meet, which will be held at Mapleleaf Athletic Complex.

Field events will begin at 4:30 p.m. with running events getting underway at 5:00 p.m.

The Panther soccer teams are back on the pitch tonight, albeit on the road, when they take on Fairfield.

The boys’ will start tonight at 5:00 p.m., with the girls to follow at 6:45 p.m.

Both fixtures are being played at Fairfield High School.

It’s also conference night in the Super Conference, when powers collide at WACO High School.

Action in Wayland will get underway at 4:00 p.m.