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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
  • 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.

  • Knights walk off sparks MAC sweep

    After blowing a 3 run lead, Assumption gets 2 in the 7th to walk off with game 1 win.  Assumption would take the nightcap 6-2.

  • Spartans eye another MAC Title

    The Pleasant Valley softball team is off to a perfect start in MAC play.  The Spartans have replaced several starters from last year thanks to strong senior leadership.

  • VIDEO- Behind the Magic of the John Deere Classic

    The 2014 John Deere Classic in now less than 2 weeks away.  But before the “Magic” happens on 18 Sunday afternoon, thousands of workers and volunteers make sure that the JDC is 1 on the best events on the PGA tour.  Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at what makes the John Deere Classic so special.

  • Lady Spartans stay perfect in MAC

    Pleasant Valley sweeps Davenport North 11-4 and 9-2.  Spartans now a perfect 12-0 in MAC play.

  • King gives back through game he loves

    Mitch King enjoyed a great football career at Burlington High School, the University of Iowa, and NFL.  Now the former hawkeye is giving back.  King will host the 2nd annual Mitch King Football Academy July 18th-20th in Burlington.  The camp features king and some of his former teammates from Iowa and the NFL.

  • Remembering Father’s Day 2010 – 3 Generations of Randazzo

    2010 Father’s Day edition of Q.C. Sports Spotlight- 3 Generations of Randazzo

  • Sterling earns 3rd place State finish

    The Golden Warriors capped off their 2014 season in style in East Peoria.  Sterling shut out Chicago St. Ignatius 4-0 to capture 3rd in 3A.

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