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Collinsville’s Houck pitches against Cardinals

By Mark Jurgena Houck strikes out Paul Goldschmidt looking…game over Red Sox win! Yes, I am aware it’s 15 miles to St. Louis but last Friday, June 16th was a big day for Kahok Nation. Collinsville High School alum Tanner Houck, the new closer for the Boston Red Sox, picked up his third save of…

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Triad Scores IHSA 2A State Championship

By Anthony Jones There are a lot of words that could be used to describe this year’s Triad girls soccer. But one sticks out after last week–champions. Their IHSA state title marked their second in as many years, a feat that had only been completed 9 times before in state history. Facing off against the…

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Kahok Boys Track Continues To Improve As Spring Moves Along

By Mark Jurgena Finally, the weather is getting warmer. It’s still a little windy which can hurt times, but at least the temperature is up. Those conditions helped the Collinsville boys track team put in some excellent performances last week. Winston Brown Invitational In the April 23rd meet at Edwardsville, CHS placed eighth in the…

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Kahoks Take Second At Granite City Meet

By Mark Jurgena A second-place team finish was the reward for a great effort by the Collinsville boys track team on April 15th at the Granite City Invitational. CHS recorded 87 team points to edge O’Fallon, Mo. (Ft. Zumwalt West) by two points. Marion won the championship with 154.5 points. “That just doesn’t happen often…

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Knights Pick Up Eighth Straight Victory, Now 13-3 Overall

By Anthony Jones Since a 5-1 loss to O’Fallon on April 1, not much has been able to slow down Triad baseball. The team has gone on to win 9 straight and has only played from behind once over that stretch. This past week was another key part to this hot streak, with the Knights…

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Collinsville Boys Track Takes Part In Two Big Meets

By Mark Jurgena On April 9th, the Collinsville boys track team took part in the gigantic Norm Armstrong Invitational at Belleville West. Athletes from 36 teams took part in the event. Collinsville finished in 19th place in the team standings with 12 points. Minooka beat Edwardsville for the team title. The Indians scored 88 points…

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Bulldog Baseball Extends Winning Streak To Six

By Daniel Makarewicz Three mercy-rule wins helped the Highland baseball team extend its winning streak to six games. In fact, the Bulldogs scored at least 15 runs in victories over Granite City, Wesclin and Mater Dei. Highland opened the week with a 16-2, 5-inning win over Granite City at GCS Park in Sauget. Senior Matt…

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Triad Track Races At Distance Carnival, Indoor Top Times

By Anthony Jones Competing at the same two meets, Triad’s girls and boys track and field teams had a big two day stretch of action last week. Both teams kicked off their outdoor season on March 28, as they hosted the second annual Triad Distance Carnival. Even in the face of strong winds, this proved…

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Parrill Fires No-Hitter; CHS Baseball Wins Twice

By Mark Jurgena Collinsville’s baseball team flexed their hitting muscle twice last week as they scored 22 runs in two games to have a perfect week of games and raised their overall record to 4-2 on the young season. Oh yes and they recorded a no-hitter as well. Collinsville 11 Plano 0 (5 inn) 17…

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Bulldogs Open With Three Wins On The Diamond

By Daniel Makarewicz The intent of Highland sophomore shortstop Trey Koishor’s seventh-inning suicide squeeze bunt was tying the score on Saturday afternoon. Instead, it ended the game. Koishor’s perfectly executed bunt easily scored Matt Miscik from third base, but also plated Tyler Griesbaum from second. The squeeze helped the Bulldogs snag a 6-5 win over…

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