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Ground Rumbling Action at Demolition Derby this Weekend!

August 23rd, 2018

Get ready for some ground rumbling action this weekend! Head to the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds (2815 W Locust St. Davenport) this Saturday Aug 26 for Demolition Derby! Pit gate opens at 3:30 p.m. Grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and the fun will kick off at 6:30 p.m.! Enjoy a Power Wheel Demolition Derby for kids ages 3-10, as well as some Demolition Derby action! The Demo Derby classes include Compacts, 80’s Wire, Open Wire, Weld and Mini Vans. Grandstand admission is only $10 (5 and under are free). A pit pass is $25, and the rider entry fee is $50. For more information, including rules and... Read More

Mid America Premier Ends Its Ride At The Top

August 22nd, 2018

Mid America Premier youth soccer dissolved over the summer but it ended its run on top. GotSoccer, the international site which ranks teams from around the world, ranked Mid America Premier’s undefeated U10 team as number one in Illinois for the 2017-18 season, ahead of its rivals in Peoria and Chicago and the vaunted Scott Gallagher teams from St. Louis and southern Illinois. The MAPS red squad was undefeated in its age group as well as the U11 age range, and scored tournament wins across the state and region, including wins in Elmhurst, Peoria, Morton, Muscatine, LeClaire, Wisc., Crystal Lake... Read More

John Deere Classic Hits The Tees This Week!

July 12th, 2018

The revered and lauded local golf tournament drawing fans and sportsmen from around the world, the John Deere Classic, runs at Moline’s Deere Run course through Sunday. Competitors began teeing off today, with a wide-range of events and promotions surrounding the event. Favorites for the trophy this year include last year’s winner, Bryson DeChambeau, as well as perennial favorite and past champion Steve Stricker. The 156-player field battles it out for a $5.8 million purse, with the winner getting $1.044 million. Various charities are also winners as, last year, 521 participating charities... Read More

Mid America Premier Runs To Huge Championship In Washington

April 16th, 2018

Quad-Cities-based Mid America Premier Red, the top-ranked U10 youth soccer team in the Midwest, began its 2018 outdoor tournament season in winning fashion, with resounding thumpings of teams from throughout Illinois in the John Gaspar Soccer Tournament, including a demolishing 15-3 win in the title game. Playing in horrible weather conditions throughout the weekend, MAPS began action Saturday morning, ripping through biting wind and pelting rain to shellack their first opponent, 8-3. Connor Wehr poured it on for Premier with a hat trick, nailing all three goals in the second half, and Lawson... Read More

Hockey And Helping Skate Into TaxSlayer

April 5th, 2018

How does a day full of hockey and helping a great cause, sound? Perfect, right? This Saturday Apr 7 the Quad City Fire Hockey and Chicago Fire Hockey teams, alongside the Quad City Mallards, will be holding their 10th Annual Benefit Game at the TaxSlayer Center (1201 River Drive Moline). Tickets are only $15. $5 of each ticket will be donated to Camp I Am Me. To purchase tickets, contact Joe Kazmier at (309) 277-1319 or jkazmier@myqcmallards.net. The QC Fire Hockey vs. Chicago Fire Hockey benefit game will begin at 4 p.m. Stick around to watch to Quad City Mallards take on the Cincinnati Cyclones... Read More

Hoops In The Heartland Shoots It Up At TaxSlayer

March 7th, 2018

The Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Women’s Basketball Tournament returns to the QCA for the third year in a row, this weekend! Hoops in the Heartland will be taking place at the TaxSlayer Center (1201 River Drive Moline) this Thursday Mar 8 through Sunday Mar 11. Tickets are available at the TaxSlayer Center box office, by phone (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are priced at $60 for reserved seat all-session tickets or $16 and $10 reserved seat tickets per session. To reserve discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more, contact Lindsey Lobur (TaxSlayer Center Group... Read More

Gridiron Glory Grinds Into Putnam Museum

February 1st, 2018

Are you ready for some football?! Start your big game weekend off with a bang at the Putnam Museum! Come experience the thrill and excitement of the Pro Football Hall of Fame without making the trip to Cantion, Ohio! The Putnam Museum will be kicking off a new exhibit this weekend, ‘Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’. Gridiron Glory is the most extensive and comprehensive traveling exhibit ever done on America’s most popular sport, offering an immersive fan experience. Putnam visitors will have access to the best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s vast holding,... Read More

Illinois vs. Iowa Border War Heats Up In Wharton!

January 5th, 2018

Are you ready for an entire day filled with incredibly intense area high school girls’ basketball games?  Good, because it’s time for the 2018 IHMVCU’s Girls Basketball Shootout! The border war between 7 Illinois and 7 Iowa girls’ varsity basketball teams will take place this Saturday Jan 6 at Wharton Field House (1601 15th Street Moline). Admission for adults is $5, and elementary and middle school students wearing their school’s logo will get in for $2 all day! You won’t want to miss the following match-ups: 10 a.m.                   Sherrard vs. Davenport West 11:45... Read More

Mid America Premier U10 Team Puts Out Fires To Win Lincoln Tournament

September 21st, 2017

Defense carried the days as Mid America Premier – the top-rated U10 soccer team in the region, and perhaps, now it can be said, the state of Illinois – took the gold in the Lincoln Soccer Tournament Sept. 16-17, defeating not only the top teams from downstate Illinois but the official youth team of Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire. Mid America started off the first day hot – in more ways than one. Temperatures were a sweltering 90 degrees during both the team’s games. And their first game, Saturday morning, was against the official U10 youth team of the MLS’ Chicago Fire. If ever... Read More

Mid America Premier Opens Illowa League With 8-2 Win

September 14th, 2017

It was a strange, sloppy game at times, played on a pee wee-sized field that led to a lot of barely missed shots, but it was a win, and that was the important end result as the top U10 youth soccer team in the Midwest region, Mid America Premier Red, opened its Illowa League schedule with a 8-2 win over Q-C Legends at Rock Island’s Campbell Sports Complex on Sept. 10. Premier largely dominated the contest even beyond the final score, peppering the Legends goalie with shots and just missing the goal more than a dozen times with blasts. But with a game that started 15 minutes late due to a referee... Read More

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