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Matt has been around the sports scene in the Quad Cities for literally his entire life. A proud graduate of Alleman High School and St. Ambrose University, Matt was born and raised right here in the QCA. As a senior in college, he started interning at News 8, and has been here ever since.

Matt's first beat at News 8 was to cover the Iowa Hawkeyes. Growing up an avid Iowa fan, it was hard for him to see this as "work". According to Matt, there's no better place to be on a Saturday than Kinnick Stadium.

Over more than a decade at News 8, Matt has created many of the sports features you enjoy today. From The Score to your Quad City Area Prep Power Poll, Matt loves to see the Quad Cities talking about their sports. He feels he's in a truly special and unique situation to be able to cover sports in the area where he grew up. Matt knows exactly what it s like to be part of a spirited student section at one of the area's exciting high school sporting events.

Matt loves talking sports, so if you see him out and about, make sure to stop and say, "Hi!"

Recent Articles
  • Score Pigskin Preview- Life after the MAC

    With the start of football practice comes a new era of High School Football in Eastern Iowa.  The MAC in no more in football after a switch to district play.  Teams now enter the season with mixed emotions and still several unknowns.

  • Seniors lead Assumption into State Semifinals

    The Knights invaded Des Moines with plenty of experience and it paid off in their Quarterfinal showdown with Harlan.   Mick Baker was a star on both offense and defense.  The senior collected 3 hits and 4 RBI’s, while making several big plays in the field.  Assumption would build a 7-1 lead at one point, but it came down to another senior in the 7th.  Harlan had cut the lead to 8-7 and with the tying run heading home, Jake Gervase […]

  • Angerer’s Motivation

    Bettendorf’s Pat Angerer heads to Atlanta happy and finally healthy.  The former Hawkeye standout has had 6 surgeries in the last 2 year but feels great physically.   Angerer is eager to get back to the game he loves, thanks in big part to his team at home.

  • Top Ranked Hempstead ends Clinton’s postseason run

    Clinton’s bid for a 2nd straight trip to State falls 1 win short.  The RiverKings grabbed an early 1-0 lead. but Hempstead scored the game’s next 4 runs to win it 4-1.

  • West sees fantastic season come to an end

    Davenport West falls on the road at 3rd ranked Cedar Rapids Kennedy 5-1.  MAC champs end season 1 win shy of State.

  • Spartans come up short in State Quarterfinals

    Pleasant Valley drops opener in Fort Dodge to Dowling 4-1.

  • Angerer finds new NFL home

    After an offseason of sugery and rehab, Pat Angerer has found a new NFL home.  The Pride of Bettendorf signed a free agent deal with Atlanta.  Angerer is entering his 5th season in the NFL.

  • Confidence keys postseason run for Clinton

    After a subpar regular season, Clinton has once again turned it on in the postseason.  The RiverKings are 6-2 in the postseason in the last 3 years and are just 1 win away from an return trip to State.

  • West eyes trip to State

    Fresh off their 1st MAC title in 27, the Davenport West baseball is now 1 win away from a trip to State.  The Falcons hope to continue to prove doubters wrong in Substate Final against #1 ranked Dubuque Hempstead.

  • (MGN/Wesley University)

    Muskies Shutout in State opener

    Wes Des Moines Valley blanks Muscatine 3-0 in 5A Quarterfinal in Fort Dodge.  Muskies play again Wednesday at 10 am.

  • Assumption edges Central DeWitt

    Knights edge Central DeWitt 5-4 to advance to substate final.

  • West outslugs Bettendorf

    The Falcons pile up 11 runs to best Bettendorf 11-7.  The MAC Champs use a five run 5th to advance to substate final.


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