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BPV youth baseball win championship

Bettendorf-Pleasant Valley Youth Baseball's 13-under Mavericks

First row, from left: Caleb Alfaro, Aiden Schaapveld, Cam Raskin, Owen Zietlow and Emmett Olsen. Middle row, from left: Oren Schrieber, Tanner Cournoyer, Kaden Ledbetter, Chase Cournoyer, Jack Perry and Alex Larsen. Back row, from left: Coaches Scott Schrieber, Jerry Kelly, Matt Schaapveld, Mike Perry and Fleet Larsen.

BPV team wins championship

Bettendorf-Pleasant Valley youth baseball's 13-under Mavericks team has claimed the Division III Silver Bracket championship at the USSSA Iowa State Tournament held Aug. 7-9 in Cedar Rapids.

The championship marked a comeback from an 0-1-1 pool play start for the Mavericks.

In bracket play, the Mavericks went 3-1, avenging a lone loss to the Cedar Valley Blackhawks in the division final.

Dates and times are yet to be determined for the upcoming tryouts for the BPV’s 10-under tournament team, the BPV Wolfpack.

However, those tryouts will be soon, so if interested, please e-mail Matt Wood at with “WOLFPACK” IN THE SUBJECT LINE to be added to the tryout announcement list and you will be the first to know the tryout schedule.

To be eligible for the 10-U team, you have to be at least age 10 or under as of May 1, 2021 or in 4th grade.

The 10-U tournament rules consist of regular baseball rules with kid pitchers and lead-offs. But children younger than the traditional 10-U division are welcome to tryout if the skill set is apparent to compete at the higher level.

Additionally, BPV is looking to form teams at the 8-U (coach pitch) and 9-U levels. The same May 1 age cutoff applies.

If you have a player in those age ranges, please email with “8U or 9U” in the subject line. There are no coaches selected for these age groups yet and we will explore the options once we can gauge interest levels.

Interested coaches at the 8-U and 9-U levels can contact Wood at or 563-340-5917 to learn more about the guidelines and process to get a team going at these ages.

If interested, either as a coach or player in the 11-13 levels, please contact Steve Tappa at

PV grad receives Q-C Illini Club scholarship

Sanjiv Iyer, a graduate of Pleasant Valley High School, is one of two local students to receive a scholarship from the Q-C Illini Club. Iyer plans to study Computer Science and Economics at the University of Illinois, Champaign.

The club awards scholarships to local students attending the University of Illinois.


 Marquette University 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Bettendorf: Elizabeth Vonderhaar

Dean's List

Clinton Community College

Clinton, Iowa

Bettendorf: Megan Burns, Hailey Rice

Simpson College

Indianola, Iowa

Bettendorf: Maxwell Lunardi

St. Louis College of Pharmacy

St. Louis, Missouri

Bettendorf: Chloe Nelson

Western Illinois University - Quad-Cities Campus

Moline, Illinois

Bettendorf: Erin K Anderson, Logan L Comstock, Kara S Cosgrove, Hailey Elizabeth Duwa, Tyler D French, Emilie A Hahn, Montana M Keys, Jasmine Elisabel Lara, Christopher William Schafer, Vanessa Yvonne Scudder, Jacob D Turner, Brittany Vazquez, Owen Ward

LeClaire: Victoria Lynn Carter, David C. Pelo


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