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Quad City Storm Eyeing December Start Date For Season

July 28th, 2020

Could there be some hockey this year after all? Maybe, but it’ll be late this year. The league of the Quad City Storm, the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced that it is targeting mid-to-late December for the start of the 2020-2021 regular season. “With the continued spikes in COVID-19 throughout the country and the challenges other sports are facing in their attempts to resume play, delaying our start to December gives us the best chance of completing an entire season with all 10 teams,” stated Commissioner Doug Price. “In addition, various state restrictions... Read More

Big Swing Teaming Up With SCWPro To Bring Pro Wrestling To Rock Island!

July 24th, 2020

Are you ready to rumblllllllllllllle????? Big Swing and SCWPro are! In conjunction with local wrestling academy Black and Brave, owned by Seth Rollins, Big Swing and SCW Pro are bringing the Rock Island In The Sun pro wrestling event to downtown Rock Island Aug. 22. The event rolls 8-11 p.m. Aug. 22 at Big Swing Brewing Company, 113 18th Street, Rock Island (in the old Blue Cat.) Tickets are $10. Click here for more info!    Read More

East Moline BMX League Offers Inside Look at Open House

July 21st, 2020

Do you have an adventurous child or grandchild with a passion for 2-wheel adventures? Do you catch yourself witnessing their impressive jumps or being asked to pull out the ol’ stopwatch? Then maybe it’s time to check out the fastest growing family sport in America. East Moline BMX League is hosting an open house for new families at the East Moline BMX Speedway (1930 Avenue of the Cities East Moline) this Wednesday Jul 22 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. This free experience will give your family a hands-on, up-close-and-personal look at BMX Racing. This open house is designed to be an “appetizer”... Read More

Abbie Metz Named Coach Of Black Hawk College’s First Women’s Soccer Team

July 8th, 2020

MOLINE (BHC) — Black Hawk College will launch its new women’s soccer program with a familiar face. Abbie Metz, a Black Hawk College grad, has been tapped to lead the team that will begin competing in Fall 2021. On Aug. 1, she will become the Braves’ first-ever women’s soccer head coach. “I look forward to working with her on building the program from the ground up,” said Arnie Chavera, interim athletic director. Metz currently is the academy director and head coach for PLD Sports – Sporting Iowa East at the TBK Bank Sports Complex in Bettendorf. She has nearly two decades of experience... Read More

Quad City River Bandits Cancel Season

July 1st, 2020

There will be no joy in Mudville, or Davenport, again this year. The Quad City River Bandits have canceled their season, in accordance with Major League Baseball’s decision to cancel the entirety of the 2020 minor league season. This is the second year in a row the Bandits’ season has been decimated, as the 2019 season was destroyed due to flooding in downtown Davenport. The outlook for the Bandits, minor league baseball and the mood surrounding the announcement is grim, especially given previous discussions to contract the number of teams in the minor leagues earlier this year and... Read More

Register To Play Youth Soccer With EMSSC This Year!

June 15th, 2020

June 16th is the last day to register for Competitive Tryouts for East Moline Silvis Soccer Club! Tryouts will be a little different this year due to the Covid-19 restrictions put in place by the state. Tryouts this year will be an “intent to play” rather than a physical tryout.  Physical tryouts will not happen this year. Roster selections will be completed by the coaches and Director of Coaching staff.  If you are interested in and intend to play competitive soccer during the 2020-2021 soccer season, please register for tryouts at emssc.org no later than June 16th. If you have... Read More

East Moline Silvis Soccer Club Tryouts This Week! Sign Up Now!

June 8th, 2020

It’s that time of year…time for EMSSC Competitive Soccer tryouts for the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 season! EMSSC’s competitive program is for those athletes with advanced skill and high ambition for the sport.  The program teaches advanced soccer skills, teamwork, patience, and respect on and off the soccer field. For more information about the competitive program or to register for tryouts, head to https://www.emssc.org.  Read More

Spark Golf at Palmer Hills

June 1st, 2020

Ready to play Spark Golf? Spark is a 9-hole, recreational golf league where golfers play fun golf, connect with others and experience friendly competition. You can now experience Spark Golf every Wednesday night, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at Palmer Hills Golf Course (2999 Middle Road Bettendorf). Spark Golf is intended to be relaxed and fun with friendly competition. 2-person teams play a net better-ball format earning points during each league round. Play more rounds, earn more points and have more fun all season! Joining the league is free! League rounds are available for purchase each week or... Read More

John Deere Classic Cancellation A Devastating Economic Loss To Quad-Cities

May 28th, 2020

The cornucopia of closures due to coronavirus keeps growing, as what was planned to be the 50th PGA Tour event in the Quad-Cities, the John Deere Classic, is canceled this July. Because of the continuing Covid-19 restrictions around events and public gatherings in the surrounding area, the 2020 JDC at TPC Deere Run in Silvis was canceled, tournament officials announced Thursday. The tournament will, however, continue its commitment to the 2020 Birdies for Charity campaign, including a promise to deliver at least a 5-percent bonus to all participating organizations. Last year, the tournament raised... Read More

Rock Island Parks And Recreation Rolls Out Reopening Plans

May 24th, 2020

As we approach Phase 3 – Recovery in the State plan to Restore Illinois, the Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department is making plans in accordance with the Governor’s guidelines. Phase 3 is tentatively scheduled to begin May 29th. If Phase 3 is put in place, the Department will begin modified programming for groups up to 10. The following sports activities will be offered: mini youth sports skills outdoor camps including basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, xc/running, pickle ball, tennis and golf. All programs will be limited to small groups and have safety guidelines in place. Registration... Read More

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