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submitted / Houston Astros, Quad Cities River Bandits

The Quad Cities River Bandits have hired a new manager. This morning, the Bandits and Houston Astros announced Ray Hernandez will lead the single-A baseball team.

Last year, Hernandez was the development coach for the Astros' Triple-A franchise in Fresno, California. This will be the 30-year-old's first job as manager. He's a native of Sacramento and played two seasons in the Arizona Diamondback’s farm system.

https://bit.ly/2D3ZewB / Miracle League of Dubuque Facebook page

The state is giving a boost to a special needs ball field and playground in Dubuque. Last week, the Enhance Iowa Board approved a $500,000 Community and Tourism grant for the Miracle League of Dubuque project.

submitted / Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department

Rock Island will help the NFL announce a few draft picks in the spring.

Michelle O'Neill reports the city jumped at the chance.


https://bradleybraves.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=10768 / Bradley University athletics website

This week, ten women's college basketball teams will start league play on the way to the Quad Cities for the Missouri Valley Conference tournament.

https://goo.gl/5nt9Ec / Washington Wizards

Chasson Randle is officially a Wizard now. Today, Washington D.C.'s NBA team announced it signed the guard from Rock Island, who had been playing for the Capital City Go-Go.

CCIW

The College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin will serve up a new sport next year. The CCIW has announced men's volleyball will begin in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Hockey Returns to the QC

Nov 2, 2018

On Midwest Week - it's a different team and a new league, with new owners and new players - but hockey has returned to the Quad Cities for another season.

Augustana College

A successful coach at Augustana College has been inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Kevin Puebla received a Lifetime Service Award over the weekend from the Illinois chapter of the Hall of Fame.

Soon there will be an all inclusive sports field in the Quad Cities. On Saturday the Parks and Rec department will break ground for the Miracle Field in Davenport. 

WVIK News

A new team, a new league, new owners, and new players, but there will be hockey in the Quad Cities this year. Six months after the Mallards ceased operations, the Quad City Storm are ready to take their place.

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