Matt Coss

Sports Editor

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Prep sports editor, with emphasis on covering the Mississippi Athletic Conference and Iowa area high schools. I've been in sports journalism for 17 years, the last five at the Quad-City Times.

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There was only honorable mention for 1A and 2A.

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It is 90 "school days" on open enrollment. North Scott has five basketball games before he'll complete those 90 days.

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WWrd, Bettendorf had more kids on the all-Metro team than any other school (10 to 6 over next school), and deservedly so. It had the best season of any team in the metro. If we were intentionally slighting the Bulldogs, it wouldn't be that way. Let me remind you the Bulldogs had the defensiv…

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Matt Coss commented on Wilkerson, Lancers pick off Falcons

I will have blog post over the weekend breaking down the scenarios for seeding. Yes, North Scott needs Bettendorf to beat Senior tonight and then for Senior to beat Clinton next week. Lancers are in favorable position given their two district losses are by a combined 11 points and their two …

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Thanks. IHSAA had him listed as a sophomore in the state tournament bracket last year. That's where that came from.

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Matt Coss commented on Iowa prep baseball leaders

The softball leaders were posted on this site a couple hours earlier. Here is the link: http://qctimes.com/sports/high-school/iowa-prep-softball-leaders/article_021f3d51-6d06-5efd-b031-bdaab5657ffc.html

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Several factors: 1) It is a neutral course for everyone; 2) They shut down the course specifically for them (something a lot of other courses won't do); players/coaches are well taken care of with lunch provided afterward; 3) They get a significant discount since Roy Carver owns the facility…

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Just a couple things:
1) Bettendorf was the only MAC school represented in the Saturday night session of the state tournament. That's why the story is focused on them.
2) There is another story online here that details how all the other MAC wrestlers did in the consolation round earl…

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Lost two in a row a couple of weeks ago, including one at home to Pleasant Valley.

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Matt Coss commented on Metro Fab 5

We are talking about the same thing. I wasn't talking about averages for those teams. I was giving their plus/minus rating. Once you have that, you divide those totals (+8, +5) by the # of district games they played. So if you divide 8 by 3, you get 2.67 and 5 by 2, you get 2.50.