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Wysinger joins Exclusive 1,000-Point Club

By Mark Jurgena COLLINSVILLE — During Collinsville’s 58-56 double overtime loss to Belleville West in the Class 4A Granite City Regional championship game on Feb. 23 another major milestone was reached by a Kahok boys basketball player. Senior Jamorie Wysinger reached the 1,000-point barrier for his career during Collinsville’s 15-3 run to start the game. …

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Lady Knights nab 7th at Charleston

By Anthony Jones sports.times.tribune@gmail.com TROY — Triad’s girls track and field squad has recorded another top-ten showing of the young season. Their most recent outing came on Mar. 1, when the Lady Knights trekked up to Eastern Illinois University for the Charleston Indoor Invitational. There, they finished seventh out of 32 squads with 29 points.…

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Triad Track takes 1st in 59 team field

By Anthony Jones sports.times.tribune@gmail.com TROY — Fifty-nine teams competed at the Charleston Boys Track Indoor Invitational on Mar. 3. After wrapping up the day’s 15 events, the Triad Knights earned the meet championship with a tally of 51 team points. With a first place finish in the shot put, Zack Van Tieghem earned ten of…

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Greenville lands commitment from Weber

By Anthony Jones sports.times.tribune@gmail.com Triad senior Bradley Weber has officially found a collegiate baseball home. The recent signee discussed picking Greenville, “Their coach reached out to me. The program was amazing and it is exciting to get to be a part of it.” Greenville competes at the Division III level of the NCAA and is…

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Kahok Boys Track breaks School Records at Champaign meet

By Mark Jurgena COLLINSVILLE — The Collinsville boys track & field team traveled to Champaign on March 2 for the First to the Finish Charger Invite at the University of Illinois Armory. Collinsville brought back one first place finish in both the A and B Flights and set two indoor school records in other events.…

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High School Basketball wraps up

By Mark Jurgena The IHSA crowned four state champions in girls basketball over the weekend at CEFCU Arena in Normal on the campus of Illinois State University. There was plenty of southern and Central Illinois representation at the event.  Class 1A Okawville repeated as Class 1A state champions, thanks to all-stater Alaina Kraus’ 33 points…

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West hits last second shots to beat Kahoks in regional

By Mark Jurgena COLLINSVILLE — Belleville West had beaten Belleville East in the regional semifinals on a buzzer-beater Feb. 21. Apparently, they gained confidence from that. West hit three, yes three, last-second shots to beat Collinsville in double overtime to win the championship two nights later. The Maroons tied the game at 50-all by hitting…

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Track Knights host annual Indoor Invite

By Anthony Jones sports.times.tribune@gmail.com TROY — Triad boys track and field opened their spring campaign in exciting fashion on Feb. 23. The Knights kicked off the year by hosting the tenth annual Triad Knight Indoor Invite at Principia College. With a field of 34 teams, the most recent edition proved to be the largest in…

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Lady Knights race to 3rd at Marion Invite

By Anthony Jones sports.times.tribune@gmail.com TROY — A trip to Marion’s Joe Elliot Early Indoor Meet served as the first official action of Triad’s girls track and field season. The Lady Knights opened with an impressive showing, taking third-place out of 20 teams. Triad tallied their 65 point total without an event champion, making them the…

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Winkles signs with Fontbonne baseball

By Anthony Jones sports.times.tribune@gmail.com TROY — Fontbonne baseball recently added a Triad Knight to their list of commits. Hunter Winkles, a Triad senior, spoke on his decision to join the Griffins, “The coaches really showed they believed in me and wanted me there.” Fontbonne University, which competes at the Division III level of the NCAA,…

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