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Iowans Are Smarter Than ‘Covid Kim,’ And They’re Proving It

February 10th, 2021
Iowans Are Smarter Than 'Covid Kim,' And They're Proving It

Yesterday, I wrote about the moronic decision by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds to do away with her already minimal efforts to mitigate covid-19 — just as statistics were showing that Iowa is one of the worst, and least safe, states in the country in regard to keeping its citizens covid-free. I’d say her actions were ill-advised, but apparently, Reynolds took no advice in regard to making them. She ignored scientists, healthcare professionals (you know, those people she loves to pose for photo ops with, and hollowly praise as “heroes” while undercutting them with her actions)... Read More

Report: Iowa Gov. Reynolds Didn’t Consult With Health Experts Before Lifting Covid-19 Restrictions

February 9th, 2021
Report: Iowa Gov. Reynolds Didn't Consult With Health Experts Before Lifting Covid-19 Restrictions

In a shocking new report, the Associated Press reported on Monday that Reynolds lifted the state’s mask mandate without consulting the health officials in her administration. State lawmakers participating in a conference call with Iowa Department of Public Health officials told the AP that Reynolds did not talk with health experts before lifting the restrictions. “We asked the Iowa Department of Public Health if they had input into the governor’s decision to lift the mask mandate on Friday and they said they had not,” said Sen. Liz Mathis, who participated in the meeting, according to the... Read More

BREAKING: New Covid Rules Strike Iowa At Midnight: All Sports, Bars, Gatherings Impacted, Many Canceled

November 16th, 2020
BREAKING: New Covid Rules Strike Iowa At Midnight: All Sports, Bars, Gatherings Impacted, Many Canceled

BREAKING NEWS: Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds just announced sweeping new rules to mitigate the spread of covid-19 in Iowa taking place at midnight which will impact all state bars and gathering places, eliminate all sporting events under high school age, and severely limit the number of people able to gather together. In a press conference shortly after 6 p.m. tonight, Reynolds said that starting at midnight tonight, the following mitigation rules will be in effect: When in an indoor public space and unable to socially distance, masks are required to be worn by all, and masks will be required to be... 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

Rock Island Parks And Recreation Rolls Out Reopening Plans

May 24th, 2020
Rock Island Parks And Recreation Rolls Out Reopening Plans

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

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

Deadline Monday To Sign Up For Spring Soccer At East Moline Silvis Soccer Club

February 21st, 2020
Deadline Monday To Sign Up For Spring Soccer At East Moline Silvis Soccer Club

There’s still time to register for your child to play soccer in the spring! Looking for a great spot for your child to play soccer? Sign up for East Moline Silvis Soccer Club! EMSSC has the most players (nine) participating in the Illinois Olympic Development Program statewide, their U14 travel team won the USA Cup in Minnesota last summer and their U12 travel team is ranked #8 in Illinois out of over 250 teams! Deadline for spring rec soccer is next Monday, February 24th! Registration for the spring 2020 session of rec soccer is now open.  This is ONLY for players that DID NOT play rec... Read More

Looking For A Great Youth Soccer Program? Check Out EMSSC!

February 17th, 2020
Looking For A Great Youth Soccer Program? Check Out EMSSC!

Looking for a great spot for your child to play soccer this spring? Sign up for East Moline Silvis Soccer Club! EMSSC has the most players (nine) participating in the Illinois Olympic Development Program statewide, their U14 travel team won the USA Cup in Minnesota last summer and their U12 travel team is ranked #8 in Illinois out of over 250 teams! Deadline for spring rec soccer is next Monday, February 24th! Registration for the spring 2020 session of rec soccer is now open.  This is ONLY for players that DID NOT play rec in the fall 2019 session.  If the athlete already played in the fall,... Read More

Get Quad City Storm Tickets, Help The EMSSC Spartans Soccer Team!

December 19th, 2019
Get Quad City Storm Tickets, Help The EMSSC Spartans Soccer Team!

Storm tickets make a great Christmas gift, and so does helping out a group of great kids! And now you can see a great Q-C Storm game and help out the EMSSC U12 SPARTANS, the top-rated local youth soccer team, ranked #8 in Illinois at the U12 level! Yup, if you buy your tickets at the link below, proceeds from ALL ticket sales will go to help the EMSSC U12 Spartans! You have to buy from this link though, because that’s how the Storm keeps track of sales for the team. The two benefit games for the Spartans are the Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game December 27 and the Marvel universe... Read More