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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
  • MAC Champs cap of conference play with win

    Alex Peek gave the West an early lead with a 1st inning homer and the Falcons never gave it back.  West goes on to best Clinton 7-1.

  • VIDEO- Spartans punch ticket to Fort Dodge

    Pleasant Valley’s Ashley Yattoni did it all for the Spartans in the Regional Final against West.  The Senior twirled 5 shutout innnings and add 3 RBI’s in a 6-0 win over the Falcons.  

  • Spieth happy to give back

    The Quad City community has given so much to Jordan Spieth, and the 20 year is egar to give back.  The 2013 JDC Champ joined Brian Harmon at Short Hills Country Club for event benefiting Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley.

  • Guthrie hopes to give fans reason to celebrate this week

    there are plenty of illini products in this year’s JDC field, including Luke Guthrie.  The Quincy native impressed in his JDC debut in 2012, finishing in 5th place.   This year, a relaxed Guthrie is hoping to quench some of his fans’ thrist.  

  • Another Jordan eyes JDC success

    Jordan Spieth won’t be the only Jordan to watch this week at the John Deere Classic.  Jordan Niebrugge should receive plenty of attention as well.  The 20 year old amateur has enjoyed plenty of success of late and played in The Masters earlier this year.  The Oklahoma State junior to be is eager to make the most most of this week’s opportunity.

  • Zach talks “Magic” of JDC

    2012 John Deere Classic Champion Zach Johnson has seen it all at Deere Run and is convinced “magic” truly does happen.  Johnson finished 2nd last year after a magical 18 for Jordan Spieth.

  • Hawkeye duo hits Deere Run with JDC Champ

    Former Iowa standout Steven Ihm and current hawkeye Raymond Knoll played a practice 9 with Jordan Spieth on Tuesday.  Both golfers were eager to lean from 1 of golf’s biggest names  

  • Young Guns take Aim at Deere Run

    Several of young, talented golfers will invade Deere Run this week.  The John Deere Classic has always been good to young talent and it hasn’t gone unnoticed.  The likes of Steven Ihm, Patrick Rodgers, and Cameron Wilson are all eager to follow in Jordan Spieth’s footsteps.

  • Assumption’s All-American Girl

    The 4 time Gatorade Player of the Year is now an All-American as well.  Rose Ripslinger was named to the NSCAA All-American team this morning.  The future Hawkeye piled up 118 goals and 54 assists in 4 years at Assumption, leading the Lady Knights to 4 straight state titles.

  • Bettendorf outslugs Assumption in nightcap

    Bulldogs score 2 in the 1st inning thanks to a trio of Matt’s, on their way to a 14-7 win over the Knights.  Bettendorf won game 1 as well 3-1.

  • 18 year old Hawkeye makes it a memorable Monday

    Playing a practice round with former teammate and friend Steven Ihm paid off for Raymond Knoll.  The 18 year old fired a -7 (65) at Monday’s JDC Qualifier to punch ticket to the John Deere Classic.

  • Zach gives back in Eastern Iowa

    Zach Johnson hosted his annual Foundation Golf outing on Monday of John Deere Classic week.  Former JDC Champs Jordan Spieth and Steve Stricker were among several golfers joining Johnson.  The event raises money for “Kids of Course”, which benefits young people in Eastern Iowa.