Area Sports

Zirkelbach’s Softball Career To Continue At Lewis And Clark

By Anthony Jones, Reporter Earlier this month, softball standout Dallas Zirkelbach signed her national letter of intent. Zirkelbach is currently a senior at Triad High School and will play softball for Lewis and Clark College. Her father said of the signing, “We’re just relieved to know where Dallas will be attending college. It is great…

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Triad Boys Basketball Carve Up Opponents To Start Season 3-1

By Anthony Jones, Reporter In his first year at the helm for Triad, Jeff Guidry has the boys basketball team off to a 3-1 start. The Knights also have a 1-0 record in conference play after defeating the Civic Memorial Eagles. The season kicked off for the team in the Stove Top Stuffing Tournament. Their…

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Kahok Wrestling Team Sweeps Quad

By Mark Jurgena, Reporter The Collinsville High wrestling team began the season with a bang by sweeping a home quad meet on November 26th. “Overall I thought we wrestled pretty solid. We’ve got a lot of areas to improve on still but that’s why you have first matches. There’s some tune up stuff still to…

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Kahok Boys Basketball Team Returns Several Starters From Last Year

By Mark Jurgena, Reporter Collinsville returns several starters from last year’s 27-6 squad that finished tied for third in the Southwestern Conference with Alton. Both squads went 8-4 in SWC play. The Kahoks return several starters back from a squad that beat the Class 4A state champs in Belleville West and the Class 3A state…

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Collinsville Hockey Has A Three Point Week

By Mark Jurgena, Reporter The Collinsville club hockey team worked their way to a win and a tie in last weeks action. In a November 19th contest against Alton, the Kahoks had the better of the play for most of the game but needed to kill a penalty the final 48 seconds of the game…

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Triad Hockey Drops Pair of Games In MVCHA Play

By Mark Jurgena, Reporter The Triad club hockey team had a rough couple of games last week. They fell 5-3 to MVCHA co-leader Columbia and 5-1 to Edwardsville. On November 19th, Edwardsville used two first period goals to spring themselves to victory at the East Alton Ice Rink. Edwardsville jumped out to a 1-0 lead…

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Triad Cross Country Completes Successful Season

By Mark Jurgena, Reporter The Triad boys cross country team had a successful season as they qualified for the IHSA Class 2A state meet at Detweiller Park in Peoria. They placed 3rd in the sectional at Decatur and 2nd in the regional in Alhambra on their way to the state meet. Triad finished 17th in…

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Collinsville, Triad Hockey Both Have Productive Weeks

By Mark Jurgena, Reporter The Collinsville and Triad club hockey teams squared off for the first time this season on a snowy Veteran’s Day evening at the Granite City Ice Rink. The Kahoks used a four goal 2nd period to pull away from the Knights and win 7-3. “We haven’t really started a game well…

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McCurley Signs To Compete For McKendree’s Womens Volleyball

By Anthony Jones, Reporter, Reporter Lauren McCurley signed her nation letter of intent this past week. She signed to play volleyball at McKendree University. McCurley is currently a senior at Triad High School. Her mother, Michelle, said that she was, “Super proud and very excited for her future and to see what it holds.” She…

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Triad Football Season Ends With 7-4 Record After 27-13 Loss

By Anthony Jones, Reporter Triad’s football season came to a close this past Saturday after losing to the Cyclones of Sacred Heart-Griffin. The team’s final record for the season was 7-4. They also were one of nine Triad teams ever to win a playoff game. Triad started off the game by booting the opening kickoff…

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