Young athletes are always looking up to the pros for inspiration as they too dream of making it big someday. But what if some of those pros don't set the best examples?
Kirk Ferentz and the Hawkeyes have huge expectations this season hear from the Iowa coach and players as they spoke at Big Ten Media day.
Illinois Head Coach Tim Beckman has high hopes for his football team this season.
Brett Phillips hit the first pitch of Monday's game for a home run, A.J. Reed homered for his first Midwest League hit and Chase McDonald hit the deciding home run Monday afternoon to lift the Quad Cities River Bandits to a 4-3 win and three-game series sweep of the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark.
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Jake Barr, a standout athlete from Moline High School in Moline, Illinois, has decided to continue his education and running career at Augustana. He will enroll this fall and plans on being a member of the Viking track & field and cross country programs led by Coach Paul Olsen.
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The Dayton Dragons broke a scoreless tie with five runs against right-hander Michael Feliz in the fifth inning, which was enough to end the Quad Cities River Bandits' five-game winning streak in a 5-2 final Friday night at Fifth Third Field.
The QC Wolfpack are preparing for a showdown against the Des Moines Blaze.
A chance for a third consecutive series win fell by the wayside as the Clinton LumberKings (13-20, 43-58) dropped the series finale to the visiting West Michigan Whitecaps (21-12, 62-41) 9-0. After Whitecaps righty Jonathon Crawford tossed six-shutout innings in Thursday night’s 5-1 Clinton loss, righty Buck Farmer followed with five-shutout innings of his own in route to his league best 10th win of the season.
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University of Iowa national champion Brent Metcalf won a gold medal at 65 kg/143 lbs. at the FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals on Friday in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and its Board of Directors have stripped the Pleasant Valley girls track and field team of its 2014 girls state championship
The Clinton LumberKings (13-19, 43-57) mustered only five hits as the visiting West Michigan Whitecaps (20-12, 61-41) shut down the hometown club at Ashford University Field. Whitecaps’ starter Jonathon Crawford (6-2) allowed only four men to reach over six innings in his sixth quality start of 2014.
Dayne Parker hit his first professional home run in the fourth inning, and Marc Wik provided the only two other hits for the Quad Cities River Bandits, but left-hander Chris Lee and right-hander Andrew Thurman made them enough in the team's fifth straight victory – a 4-2 win over the Dayton Dragons in front of 8,368 at Fifth Third Field Thursday night.
The QC Wolfpack players are thrilled they can continue playing football.
The Assumption Baseball team is going back to State.
The Quad City Mallards today announced they have re-signed forward Justin Fox and have signed goaltender Evan Mosher.
The Quad City Mallards Wednesday night were named the Central Hockey League’s Most Improved Franchise for 2013-14 while Mallards president Bob McNamara won the Brad Treliving Executive of the Year award and manager of ticket sales Zac Wilken was honored as the CHL Ticketing Executive of the Year at the league’s nineteenth annual summer conference awards banquet.
Jay Kidwell is the CBS4 sports director. He joined the CBS4 News team as Sports Director in May 2001. Jay is a huge fan of all sports but his real love is to cover the stories created by local sports and local athletes.
Weekend Sports Anchor Elliott Polakoff joined the CBS4 News team in September 2013 and with so many professional, collegiate, and high school teams in the Quad Cities, he's excited to get to cover it all!