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Davenport Drops Heartbreaker In Game One of Babe Ruth World Series

August 12th, 2016
Davenport's Cody Depardo fires over to first base

If you like offense, the nightcap game featuring Sarasota and Davenport was the game for you. Both teams traded blows down the stretch until a 5 run 5th inning by Sarasota put the contest out of reach. Sarasota would get the ball rolling in the first inning scoring two runs off RBI singles by Luke Holman and Chase Palmer. On the mound, Hunter Bell of Sarasota was wild at the start, but still managed to keep Davenport off the board until the 3rd inning when Davenport got on the board due to a fielder’s choice. Sarasota would add to their lead off of a Gabe Copeland RBI double down the line that... Read More

Play Ball! Babe Ruth World Series Blasts Off In Ottumwa

August 11th, 2016
Davenport's Kieran O'Brien is pictured batting in the home run derby.

OTTUMWA – The Babe Ruth World Series got underway in Ottumwa, Iowa Wednesday afternoon, with a little light-hearted fun. Players from all ten teams took the field for the skills competition. Spokane Washington had the best showing, winning two events. The Pacific Northwest Champs won the Turn Two competition as the fastest team to turn three sets of double plays. Spokane’s David Dawson won the Home Run Derby, hitting two dingers. Waterford Connecticut’s Connor Podeszwa won the Bean Babe competition, awarded to the player that scored the most points throwing at a home plate target. Eau... Read More

John Deere Classic Tees Up At TPC Deere Run This Week

August 8th, 2016

If you’re a golfer, or a huge golf fan, I don’t need to tell you that the John Deere Classic is going on in the Quad-Cities this week. If you’re neither, well, consider yourself placed at the tee for this hard-hitting information. Yup, the JDC will once more hit the links for its 46th year Aug. 8-14 at TPC Deere Run, 15623 Coaltown Rd., East Moline. For more information on tickets and the event, see www.JohnDeereClassic.com. More than 20 players who competed in last week’s PGA Championship have committed to play in the tournament. The latest commitments comes from PGA TOUR veteran Kevin... Read More

Baseball Project Slides Into Codfish Hollow On Friday

July 28th, 2016

A notable indie band featuring members of two of the greatest alternative groups of all time is doing a home run trot into the Quad-Cities this weekend. The Baseball Project, featuring members of R.E.M., and the Wooldridge Brothers will perform from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday at Codfish Hollow Barnstormers, 5013 288th Ave Codfish Hollow, Maquoketa, Iowa. Tickets ($20-25) are available here. Featuring Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, Mike Mills, Linda Pitmon and Peter Buck, the group takes its distinct name from their love of the signature sport and intertwines its love of music and baseball throughout... Read More

Davenport 13-year-olds Are Headed To Babe Ruth World Series!

July 11th, 2016
Davenport Little League Team

The Davenport 13-year-old little league team is headed to the big show. The all-star team composed of players from the Davenport, Bettendorf and surrounding Iowa areas will be playing in the Babe Ruth World Series next month. The team reports Aug. 9 and will begin games Aug. 11 in Ottumwa, Iowa, against a dozen teams from around the world in the double-elimination round-robin tournament. The team is composed of Manager Jason Gillaspie, Coach Larry Cato, Coach Tony Losasso and players Cody Depardo, Sam Wellman, Jacob Struss, Luke Loving, Lucas Gross, Andrew Hutchcroft, Cade Amato, Nate Canfield,... Read More

Baseball Hall of Fame Exhibit Is A Home Run

July 6th, 2016

With one-of-a-kind memorabilia and content from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. and a cool interactive component and feel, the Hall of Fame Tour at Modern Woodmen Park hit a home run with me and my son when we went to see it this week. The exhibit is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot adjacent to Modern Woodmen Park. Tickets are $29 for adults, $25 for 60-over and military, $20 for students 11-over and $13 for kids 4-10. Sean Leary and his son Jackson enjoyed checking out the Hall of Fame exhibit in Davenport. When... Read More

QC Rollers ready to rock into QC

February 25th, 2016

Zipping around the track in a savage ballet, following intuitive patterns as their bodies crash into each other, the women engage, again and again. Muscles sore, sweat dripping from their skin, they push hard, ever forward, a tangle of arms and legs, as through the cacophony, two lithe figures weave between the jigsaw of effort, until they reach an open space, and they sprint, faster, faster, on four wheels driven by long legs, luscious machines of fury. This, is roller derby. This, Quad Cities Rollers Roller Derby, will open its tenth season this weekend with a tough opening bout that welcomes... Read More

Enter the Power Play Fan Giveaway!

February 24th, 2016

Looking to take in some hard-hitting, fast-moving Mallards hockey action in the fun, family-friendly I Wireless center? Even better, looking to do it FOR FREE? Then QuadCities.com has got the contest for you! We’re giving away some great prizes including a seat on the Mallards Bench During Pre-Game Warm-Ups for the Friday, February 26th game versus Rapid City AND four glass seats for the Saturday, February 27th game versus Rapid City. The contest will run through Thursday, February 25 with winners randomly chosen and notified on February 26! Here’s the deal: Check out our contest page at http://www.QuadCities.com/mallards/.... Read More

At a Super Bowl Party, Food Fans are the Big Winners!

February 6th, 2016

At this year’s Super Bowl parties, one of the hottest food items is going to be a “souper bowl.” “What’s really hot this year is multiple soups, with people bringing different soups, one person brings a lobster bisque, another brings a chicken noodle, and so on, and the host provides the bowls and the extras,” said Chef Bradley Scott, Director of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality program at Scott Community College. “That’s one of the most popular trends I’m seeing this year.” At any Super Bowl party, regardless of which team on TV hoists the championship trophy, the real winners... Read More

Mallards leadership shares passion for hockey with Quad City fans

January 20th, 2016

Growing up in Canada, Jordan Melville had hockey in his heart and on his mind. And as the owner of the Quad City Mallards for the past four years, the Vancouver, B.C., native has had the chance to bring his passion to the local sports arena – with noticeable results. Attendance is up, the quality of the team has dramatically improved and once again, the Mallards are one of the top draws in a booming community. “I’m happy, I love coming down here, it’s great to see the team successful again,” Melville said. “This really is one of the best markets for hockey. I love the people down here,... Read More

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