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Want To Be A True Independent American On Independence Day?

July 7th, 2023
Want To Be A True Independent American On Independence Day?

Saw a pre-teen boy today in the grocery store wearing an Alex Morgan U.S. women’s soccer team jersey today. Told him I thought it was cool. He looked surprised that a.) I would recognize the jersey, and b.) that I would tell him it’s cool. His mom said “Thanks, usually nobody knows who it is, and if they do they give him a hard time about wearing a girl’s jersey.” But why would I? Alex Morgan is a freaking phenomenal player, and the team U.S.A. jerseys are pretty cool. Plus, I’ve seen plenty of girls wearing Lionel Messi and Ronaldo jerseys. And, let’s... Read More

Soccer Goalies Alert! Keeper Wars Invading Bettendorf’s TBK Bank Sports Complex

October 16th, 2021
Soccer Goalies Alert! Keeper Wars Invading Bettendorf's TBK Bank Sports Complex

Keeper Wars Ink is excited to announce they will hold a National Qualifying event indoors at the TBK Bank Sports Complex in Bettendorf, Iowa, December 31, 2021 – January 2, 2022. “We are very excited to bring our Keeper Wars families to an area that brings fun for all who attend,” said Casey Clark, Keeper Wars Ink Founder & CEO.  “To bring a New Year’s Indoor National Qualifying event to the Midwest is something we have wanted to expand on, and we are thrilled that TBK Bank Sports Complex and Visit Quad Cities see our vision and have partnered up with us to make it happen!” We... Read More

Quad-Cities Teen Trey Gordon Competing On Food Network TONIGHT!

December 28th, 2020
Quad-Cities Teen Trey Gordon Competing On Food Network TONIGHT!

If you tune in to the Food Network TONIGHT, you might see a familiar face! Quad-Cities teenager Trey Gordon will be competing at 8 p.m., as the Davenport 13-year-old will be a contestant on the Food Network’s Kids’ Baking Championship! Trey shared the awesome news on his Facebook page, saying, “I have a huge announcement! I am so excited I’m able to tell you guys this.  I am going to be on Kids Baking Championship, season nine, with Food Network. Tune in on December 28 for a two-episode premiere!” You can check out a preview video of Trey’s episode here. Even... Read More

Quad-Cities Teen Trey Gordon Headed To Food Network’s Kids’ Baking Championship

December 13th, 2020
Quad-Cities Teen Trey Gordon Headed To Food Network's Kids' Baking Championship

A Davenport teenager is baking up something really special for his holiday break this year — 13-year-old Trey Gordon will be a contestant on the Food Network’s Kids’ Baking Championship! Trey shared the awesome news on his Facebook page, saying, “I have a huge announcement! I am so excited I’m able to tell you guys this.  I am going to be on Kids Baking Championship, season nine, with Food Network. Tune in on December 28 for a two-episode premiere!” Even at a young age, Trey has had a distinguished career in the arts and other pursuits. He’s been on stage... Read More

Geneseo’s Seth Ernst Soccer Slam Canceled, Will Return In 2022

November 17th, 2020
Geneseo's Seth Ernst Soccer Slam Canceled, Will Return In 2022

For 14 years, Geneseo’s Seth Ernst Soccer Slam has been an annual tradition of fun and competition for area kids loving the game of soccer. This year, for the first time since its inception, it won’t be held. Seth Ernst officials announced they’re canceling the event for 2021 due to covid, looking to start it up again in 2022. The following email was sent out to area soccer coaches and team officials: Greetings Fans of Seth Ernst Memorial Soccer Slam! Our Executive Committee met to determine whether our 15th annual Slam could take place, and it was decided that in the best interests... Read More

GOOOOOOOOAL! Quad-Cities World Cup Kicks Off Saturday!

October 16th, 2020
GOOOOOOOOAL! Quad-Cities World Cup Kicks Off Saturday!

Soccer fans are going to score big this weekend as the Quad-Cities First Annual Q-C World Cup debuts from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Campbell Sports Complex, 8399 29th St W, Rock Island! Join Quad-Cities Interfaith organization in celebrating all the people from countries all around the world who now call the Quad-Cities their home by watching their teams participate in the beautiful game. There will be teams representing eight different countries competing in the soccer tournament. There will will also be voter registration available at the event. Seating is limited and will be social distanced. Masks... Read More

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

July 8th, 2020
Abbie Metz Named Coach Of Black Hawk College's First Women's Soccer Team

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

East Moline’s Deontae Nache Selected For Midwest Olympic Development Soccer Camp

May 14th, 2020
East Moline's Deontae Nache Selected For Midwest Olympic Development Soccer Camp

East Moline’s Deontae Nache, a member of the East Moline Silvis Soccer Club U14 RENEGADES, was selected to the Midwest Region Olympic Development Program ID Camp. The regional camp brings top players from the Midwest to play for high level coaches and college coaches to display their skills in hopes of being selected to represent the Midwest Region. The camp is currently delayed due to COVID 19 with the selection process continuing to November 2020. Congratulations, Deontae!  Read More

Sean Leary Soccer Camp Canceled Due To Coronavirus Concerns

March 16th, 2020
Sean Leary Soccer Camp Canceled Due To Coronavirus Concerns

The first annual Sean Leary Pre-Season Soccer Camp, originally due to run March 14-April 11, has been canceled due to concerns about the coronavirus. Illinois Youth Soccer Association has canceled all events and issued a mandatory cancellation order for events up through April 15 for all clubs in the state, and the camp is following that order. The decision was made not only out of concern for children attending the camp, but for their grandparents and younger siblings who are the most vulnerable to exposure to the virus, as well as parents and coaches. The camp may be held this summer. More information... Read More

Fifth Annual Midwest Elite Dragons Soccer Camp Kicking Off In March!

February 28th, 2020
Fifth Annual Midwest Elite Dragons Soccer Camp Kicking Off In March!

Got a player interested in learning about soccer, or keeping his or her skills sharp over the winter? The fifth annual Midwest Elite Dragons Soccer CAMP is coming up and the deadline to register is March 10! The CAMP, for boys and girls born in years 2007, 2008 and 2009, will teach kids soccer fundamentals, attack and defensive formations, team play and game theory. CAMP dates are five sessions, every Saturday, March 14 through April 11, 2-3 pm at Rivers Edge in Davenport. Cost is $75 for the entire camp and includes a Dragons CAMP t-shirt! To register, please email your child’s t-shirt size,... Read More