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Quad City Strikers Warriors Are The NUMBER ONE RANKED Team In Iowa!

October 14th, 2021
Quad City Strikers Warriors Are The NUMBER ONE RANKED Team In Iowa!

The Quad City Strikers Warriors 2008 boys soccer team is the top-ranked squad in all of Iowa! The team, coached by Juan and Christian Nuci, is undefeated at 15 wins, zero losses and one draw, and has been ranked number one in the state at the 2008 boys level since the beginning of the fall season in all but one week. They’ve played the top-ranked teams in Iowa and Nebraska in various tournaments over the past months, defeating them all. Last weekend, they played some of the top-ranked teams in Illinois, and remained undefeated, beating Peoria 4-0 and Millenium 5-0 before winning the championship... Read More

Looking For Some POSITIVE News? Check Out What’s The Good News, Quad-Cities!

October 11th, 2021
Looking For Some POSITIVE News? Check Out What's The Good News, Quad-Cities!

It’s the haunting month in the Quad-Cities, but there’s plenty of non-frightening, fun stuff going on in the area! And every month we scare up plenty of positive news in the Q-Cs. There are always a lot of great things happening in the Quad-Cities, and every month, we here at QuadCities.com, in partnership with our friends at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” present to you an array of some of the best of them. We call this What’s The Good News? and it’s a way for you to keep up with some of the awesome people, events and things going on here in our community. So, what’s the good news... Read More

Advice To A New Teenager

March 26th, 2021
Advice To A New Teenager

It seems like only yesterday when I turned 13. I remember it distinctly, from my party with my friends to some of the gifts I most cherished (a Converse All-Stars Magic Johnson t-shirt, a Duran Duran album, and other things which would certainly date me as a child of the ’80s.) This week, my own son, Jackson, turns 13. And it’s a much, much, different world from when I entered my teen years. I didn’t have cell phones, or the internet, or anywhere near the entertainment or virtual reality options my son does now. I spent most of my time playing outside, my mom was working most... Read More

What’s The Good News For December, Quad-Cities?

December 10th, 2020
What's The Good News For December, Quad-Cities?

This has undoubtedly been a bear of a year. No joke, 2020 has been brutal. And it’s still hanging in there being surly. BUT… there IS good news in the Quad-Cities! And every month, we at QuadCities.com, in partnership with our friends at KWQC-TV6 and “Paula Sands Live,” present you with What’s The Good News? a column on some of the positive things happening in and around the area. So, what’s the good news for December? Glad you asked… Local Author Jason Platt Honored For Young Adult Series Jason Platt, an author/illustrator from Davenport, has once again... Read More

Caribou Was More Than Just A Coffee Shop, It Was A Part Of A Life Now Gone

November 20th, 2020
Caribou Was More Than Just A Coffee Shop, It Was A Part Of A Life Now Gone

We’re all maps of our experiences, our lives a tapestry of our time spent. Every second, every moment of them. Those reflections of paths taken and choices made, big and small, lead to who we are, in ways big and small. Those decisions can be huge – who we decide to love, to marry, to live with. Or they can be small – the places we frequent, the habits we hold, the culture we imbibe. For more than a decade, Caribou Coffee was a huge part of the mural of my life, and my son’s. And while the closing of a coffee shop may seem small in the larger picture of things, it’s still something. Something... Read More

Meet Our Pupper Of The Week… Senor Squeaks!

October 13th, 2020
Meet Our Pupper Of The Week... Senor Squeaks!

Got a perfect pupper? A great good boi? A darn awesome doggo? QuadCities.com wants to feature your dog in our new Pupper Of The Week feature! Just send a picture of your pet with their name, your name, and a sentence or two about them and we’ll post their pic and story on QuadCities.com. Message your doggo pics and info to Sean@QuadCities.com. And get ready to check out some cool doggos on your site for fun, free, local entertainment and features, QuadCities.com! This week’s pupper is Senor Squeaks, the doggo of Jackson Leary! Senor Squeaks also goes by the names Senor, Squeeko, Cheeko, and... Read More

Good Things To Remember On Father’s Day, And Every Day, With Your Children

June 21st, 2020
Good Things To Remember On Father's Day, And Every Day, With Your Children

Time is the only thing you can spend once. As we go into Father’s Day weekend, that’s something to definitely remember. Being a father, bringing another life into the world, is an amazing experience and responsibility, and it gives you a blessing in time to spend with a person who will always be a part of your life, and who is beholden to you for helping to shape them as a person. You can literally make the world a better place by making the time and effort to make your children better people. To be there for them. To enjoy your time with them. To be a parent and friend to help guide... Read More

Advice To My Son Is Good Advice For Life

April 4th, 2020
Advice To My Son Is Good Advice For Life

My son Jackson turned twelve this week. He is undeniably the best person I’ve ever had the honor of meeting, and I’m looking forward to continuing to experience the adventure of his life with him. And as that time goes by, he may ask me for the advice I’ve gained in my years before him and since he’s been born. That’s why I started writing this list of things I’ve learned and I wish my parents had told me. I started it shortly after he was born, and I’ve added to it and published it every year on his birthday since, and, now, I’ve published it in... Read More

EMSSC Spartans Ranked #9 In Illinois!

October 15th, 2019
EMSSC Spartans Ranked #9 In Illinois!

The latest Illinois Youth Soccer rankings just came out today, and the EMSSC Spartans U12 team has leapt into the top ten, at the number 9 ranking! The team is 16-3 and has only lost to teams ranked in the top three from Illinois and Missouri. Last weekend, they finished second at the Peoria Oktoberfest after a thrilling 4-3 loss to Peoria, which was ranked #1 last year and is in the top three this year, but the road to the championship game included wins against three teams ranked in the top 15 and two in the top 10. The team includes Lawson Zulu, Connor Wehr, Baylor Smith, Elijah Nache, Xavier... Read More

Q-C Rush Is Number One In Illinois!

September 5th, 2018
Q-C Rush Is Number One In Illinois!

The Quad-Cities Rush U11 team is the number one ranked team in all of Illinois, according to the latest GotSoccer rankings. The Rush had previously been number three, after moving up from four in their first ranking this fall. In addition, the Rush is ranked number 15 in their multi-state region, which includes the Midwest and middle of the country, and number 261 among the thousands of teams nationwide. The Rush, in their inaugural season, is made up primarily of players from the now-defunct Mid America Premier squad, which was ranked number one at the U10 level last year. The Rush ascended to... Read More