Area Sports

All-State Awards For Three Kahok Basketball Players

By Mark Jurgena   The accolades for the 2019-20 edition of the Collinsville boys basketball team continue to roll in as March progresses. Three Kahoks, Ray’Sean Taylor, Cawhan Smith and Keydrian Jones have all been named to all-state teams. Taylor, a 6-1 senior, was named 1st team all-state by the Associated Press, the Chicago Sun-Times…

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Triad’s Bakarich Named All-Metro

By Mark Jurgena   Triad wrestling senior Garrett Bakarich has been named to the All-Metro 2nd team by stltoday.com. Bakarich finished the year with a 43-2 record and placed third in the Class 2A state wrestling meet. He went 4-1 in the 152 lb. class state competition in Champaign. He placed fifth in Class 2A…

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Triad’s Luke Cox Honorable Mention For IHSA 3A All-State

Senior Luke Cox dribbles the ball looking for an opportunity to score for the Knights durimg an early season game. Cox was a constant threat for the Knights and led the team in scoring for the year. He also became only the 15th player in Triad history to score 1,000 career varsity points

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Kahok History: 1961 Kahoks Take Down Orphans; Head to Champaign

NOTE: Due to the suspension of so many aspects of life from the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to take a look back into the history of Collinsville sports. This week’s article was suggested by current Collinsville coach Darin Lee. It is about the classic 1961 Salem Super-Sectional game between #1 ranked Collinsville and #2…

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Watts’ Late Goal Gives Triad Varsity Division 1A Title

Andrew Watts took advantage of a golden opportunity to give Triad the lead with :09 to play and Logan Teater made 24 of 25 saves as Triad beat Edwardsville for the MVCHA Class1A hockey title. “There was a play in front of the net and the goalie went down to cover the puck. it was…

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Kahok Girl Bowlers Take Fifth Place At State

The Collinsville girls bowling team placed fifth at last weekend’s IHSA State Bowling Tournament at The Cherry Bowl in Rockford. They finished with 11,736 pins, only seven pins out of fourth place. Belleville East finished third. Lockport won the state title with 12,353 pins. “We had some individuals step up at different times but unfortunately…

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Triad Advances to MVCHA Championship

The Triad Knights moved on to the MVCHA Class 1A championship series last week after winning game three of their series over Alton 5-3 at the East Alton Ice Rink on February 20th. Triad jumped out to a 3-0 lead on the Redbirds with Alton breaking their scoring drought with :12 to play in the…

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