Area Sports

Putting Triad On The Athletic Map: The Knights Of 1960-61

By Mark Jurgena Since the IHSA has suspended play due to COVID-19 we are going to take you back 60 years ago for a weekly series chronicling the 1960-61 boys basketball season at Triad High School. It was quite a season! That edition of Triad Knights basketball won their first 22 games in a row…

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Looking into History: The “Mighty Kahoks”

By Mark Jurgena “One can only describe this team ‘The Greatest of Them All.’” -Frank Pitol. The Wonderful World of Collinsville Basketball. 1976 Well when Frank Pitol makes that statement, there’s nothing else to say. Once a week during the winter months, we will run a weekly column detailing the historic Collinsville boys basketball national…

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IHSA Pausing All Winter Sports

This morning the IHSA Board of Directors met to discuss the current state of athletics in Illinois. In order to adhere with the executive order mandated by the governor Tuesday, the IHSA officially approved pausing all winter sports activities by November 20th. “All IHSA sports and activities will cease by November 20 for what we…

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From the Front Court to the Front Lines

By Mark Jurgena When Raven (Berry) Zackery left Collinsville High School in 2009 there was no way she could have predicted the journey she was about to experience. That voyage has taken her from the highest level of college basketball to a career on the hardwood in Europe and into the halls of St. Mary’s…

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IHSA’s Archives Helps Fill High School Sports Void For Fans

By Anthony Jones In the midst of a year when many high school sports have been canceled or postponed, it has become much more difficult to watch local schools compete. One great source to replace that missed entertainment is a YouTube channel called IHSA Archives. The channel is run by the Illinois High School Association,…

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IHSA Invites Leaders From Across State

By Mark Jurgenson This afternoon, the IHSA held a special virtual Board meeting ahead of their next meeting scheduled for November 19th. No further decisions were made about the upcoming seasons however the association did outline a slew of guests they are inviting to their meeting next week. They have invited both the governor’s office…

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Athletic Conference For CMS And TMS Postponing All Sponsored Sports

Thursday afternoon the SIJHSAA announced they were postponing all sports sponsored by the association. They will return when, “approved IDPH Return To Play Guidelines are agreed upon and made available to the association,” according to an email sent to member schools. The vote by the SIJHSAA Board of Control was approved unanimously. “This decision was…

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Triad Cross Country Squads Finish Strong Seasons At Olney Sectional As Girls Team Takes Seventh, Boys Unit Claims Eleventh Overall

By Anthony Jones Halloween meant running from house to house for many local youth, but for Triad’s cross country teams it meant running a three mile course. The school’s boys and girls teams both travelled to the IHSA 2A Sectional at Olney this past weekend. They faced off against their fellow top five finishers from…

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CHS Cross Country Battles Top Competition at Sectional

By Mark Jurgena It’s been the best year for the Collinsville boys cross country team in quite a few years however the 2020 season came to an end Saturday on a raw day at the Class 3A Sectional at Maxwell Park in Normal. The Kahoks finished in 14th place in the rugged field of competitors.…

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Governor Fires Back at IHSA

The Illinois girls tennis season concluded approximately ten days ago, just in time for a furious volley over the return of winter sports. Just 24 hours after the IHSA Board of Directors gave the green light for all low-risk sports to start their winter seasons on time and one newly classified high-risk sport, basketball, to…

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