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Kahok Cheer Squad Brings Back Seventh Place Finish From ICCA State Finals

By Mark Jurgena This past weekend the Collinsville High School competitive cheer squad traveled to the state capital and the Bank of Springfield Center for the 37th annual Illinois Cheer Coaches Association (ICCA) state finals. They returned to the Metro East with a 7th place finish in the Large Varsity division.   They finished with…

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Bulldogs Take Down Wesclin Again

By Mark Jurgena This time it was their game from start to finish. Twelve days before, Highland outscored Trenton (Wesclin) 32-19 in the second half to win their Pool A game at the Breese (Mater Dei) Tournament. On January 8th, at the Highland Optimist Scott Credit Union Shootout, the Dogs led from start to finish…

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Kahoks Take Three Wins; Upset #11 O’Fallon

By Mark Jurgena The Collinsville boys basketball team had a perfect 3-0 week to raise their season record to 6-3 overall and 2-2 in the Southwestern Conference. Collinsville 52 Metro East Lutheran 33 Timing is everything. Finding themselves in a struggle against the Knights, Collinsville switched tactics and it paid huge dividends. At the start…

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CHS Bowlers Score Big At Weekend Tournaments

By Mark Jurgena It was another busy week of bowling for both the Collinsville girls and boys teams as each team took part in two duals and a weekend tournament. Girls Results The girls varsity team traveled north to Joliet to take part in the Plainfield Strikefest at Town & Country Lanes in Joliet. The…

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Highland Girls Pick Up Wins Over Jersey, Chatham

By Mark Jurgena It’s been a difficult start to the Highland girls basketball season. Part of that is their inexperience, part of that is their schedule. Among those the Bulldogs have squared off with include the top three teams in the Southwestern Conference, Class 2A legendary powers Teutopolis and Breese (Central), and a pair of…

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