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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

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

Quad City Steamwheelers Season Canceled

April 15th, 2020

The Steamwheelers have ground to a halt. The Indoor Football League, which includes the Quad City Steamwheelers, has decided to cancel the 2020 season. Steamwheeler representatives posted the following on their facebook page: “Though we are extremely disappointed we could not continue play we support the decision 100% as the health and safety for our players, staff and fans are paramount. We are looking forward to making a huge return in 2021! To all of our fans, sponsors, players, and partners we hope to keep all of you locked in for 2021. The IFL will expand to a 16 game season giving... Read More

Rock Island’s Augustana College Adding Men’s, Women’s Water Polo Teams

April 12th, 2020

Rock Island’s Augustana College is ready to make a splash, after announcing this week they’re going to be adding men’s and women’s water polo to its varsity sports lineup beginning with the 2021-22 school year. Director of athletics Mike Zapolski announced in a press release on the Augustana site that the two genders of water polo will give the Vikings 14 women’s sports and 14 men’s sports. Just last week Augustana announced that women’s wrestling would become a varsity sport, also in the 2021-22 school year. Zapolski is beginning a search for a new coach... Read More

East Moline Silvis Soccer Club Players Selected For Illinois ODP Team

April 10th, 2020

Three players from the East Moline Silvis Soccer Club U12 Spartans have made the final cut for the Illinois State Soccer Team in their age group, and seven players overall from EMSSC made the cut! Eli Nache and Jonas Cortez made the final cut for the state team for 2008, and Junior Garibay made the pool team! Other EMSSC players to make their respective teams include Deontae Nache and Austin VandeGeest, who made the 2006 team, Addi Schatteman, who made the girls 2007 team, and Logan Schaeffer, who made the 2007 team! EMSSC is the only team from the Quad-Cities to be represented on the teams! ... Read More

Quad City Storm Looking Forward To Year Three!

March 21st, 2020

Hockey will return to the TaxSlayer Center in Moline this fall! The Quad City Storm is excited to report that, even with the sudden end to their season as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, they have received incredible support from their season ticket holders and sponsors to continue next year. The Quad City Storm office remains open for calls and emails to 309-277-1364 and info@quadcitystorm.com. Please continue to check QuadCityStorm.com for updates and office hours.    Read More

Dave Pszenczny Inked To Two-Year Extension With Quad City Storm

March 20th, 2020

The Quad City Storm is excited to announce Storm head coach Dave Pszenczny has been signed to a two-year contract extension.  In an abbreviated second season with the Storm, Pszenyczny increased the team’s winning percentage significantly and navigated the Storm in to one of eight playoff positions at year’s end. “We made great progress in multiple ways this season,” said Pszenyczny. “I’m disappointed this team didn’t get a chance to excite the Quad Cities in the playoff push and postseason, but I couldn’t be more excited for next year.  I’d put our returning core of players... Read More

Cristiano Ronaldo Encourages Players And Families To Stay Safe From Coronavirus

March 17th, 2020

Illinois Youth Soccer has been working to stop the spread of coronavirus through youth soccer by cancelling events through, at least, April 15, with more cancellations potentially being announced. They’ve got the backing of one of the greatest soccer players of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo. Today, Ronaldo issued a statement about the coronavirus through his instagram. The world-famous CR7, currently with Juventus, encourages fellow players and people to heed the advice of WHO and follow protocols and guidelines. The statement is as follows:  Read More

Quad City Storm End Their Season Due To Coronavirus

March 16th, 2020

The puck stops here. Amidst a furious playoff run and some fantastic entertainment in front of growing crowds, the Quad City Storm has pulled the plug on their second season on order of their league, the SPHL. The Storm released the following statement this morning: “It is with heavy hearts we announce the remainder of the 2019-2020 season has been cancelled per the decision made earlier today by the SPHL.  We are incredibly disappointed for our fans, players and staff but fully support the leagues decision to ensure the well-being of everyone involved.  We are committed to taking the steps... Read More

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