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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
  • Sterling continues to battle in semifinal loss

    The Golden Warriors dug themselves a 9-0 hole but continued to battle back in their 3A Semifinal with Manteno.  The Panthers eventually win 14-7, leaving Sterling to battle for 3rd.

  • Assumption Knights

    Lady Knights head to Des Moines with extra motivation

    3 time defending State Champion Assumption heads to Des Moines without #1 ranking and plenty of work ahead of them.  but the Lady Knights are eager to prove any doubters wrong.

  • MAC Quartet eye hat trick in Des Moines

    After battling against each other all season, a MAC quarter now has a common goal.  Assumption, North Scott, Pleasant Valley, and Bettendorf head to Des Moines with a great chance at 3 State titles for the conference.  At one point this season the MAC boasted the #1 ranked team in all 3 classes.

  • Sterling Softball simply reloads

    The Golden Warriors are headed back to State for the 2nd year in a row.  Sterling graduated several key seniors last year, but have simply reloaded with talent.

  • Young Spartans hungry for success

    Youth is served at Pleasant Valley.  The young Spartans punched their ticket to State with a 6-0 win over Keokuk.  P.V. takes a deceiving 11-8 record to Des Moines and are hungry for more success.

  • Spartans punch ticket to Des Moines

    Pleasant Valley gets 4 goals from Ellie Kurth in 6-0 win over Keokuk.

  • Bettendorf earns State berth

    Bulldogs get a hat trick from Alyssa Parker in 9-0 win.  Bettendorf heads back to Des Moines later this week.

  • Lancers cruise to Regional Title

    Chloe Gottschalk starts scoring with 2 early goals as Lancers cruise to a 10-0 win. North Scott heads to Des Moines for the 2nd straight year.

  • Sterling repeats “Super” Sectional feat

    Sterling bests Wauconda for the 2nd straight year to earn trip to State.  Nadia Trujillo hits 2 run homer in 3-1 win.

  • Assumption uses memorable 2nd half to punch ticket to State

    Assumption run at a 4-peat will continue in Des Moines.  The Lady Knights got a 2nd half hat trick from Rose Ripslinger and career goal #50 from Maddie Irmen on their way to a 6-0 win.

  • Sterling comes back to best a familiar foe

    For the 2nd straight season the Sterling softball team used a late rally to earn a Sectional Title.  The Golden Warriors scored 5 in the 5th to erase an 2-0 deficit.  Sterling advance to Super Sectionals with 6-2 win.

  • WQAD Exclusive- Resnick Repeats

    Assumption’s Haley Resnick earns 2nd straight State Singles Title with 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 win.  Camanches’ duo of Lindsey Grams and Kylie Vogel take 2nd in 1A doubles.