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Triad Opens Season at Columbia

By Anthony Jones Girls basketball season is officially underway across Illinois. Triad’s first game of the year came on Nov. 15, when they faced off against the Althoff Crusaders. This matchup served as both team’s opening round of the Columbia Invitational. After a slow first half for both offenses, the Lady Knights trailed 10-6. In…

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Knights Take On Bulldogs for a win

  Triad Hockey was back on the ice on Nov. 17 on a cold wintery night at the ice rink in Granite City, taking on the Highland Bulldogs. Triad quickly got control of the game by scoring the first goal by junior Ryan LeJeune assisted by his fellow junior Bryce Laycock. The Bulldogs tied up…

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Anderson, Pennell named to all-state teams

By Mark Jurgena When your last name begins with an A you are used to being at the top of the list. When the IHSFCA released their all-state team this past week the name at the top of the list was senior Kolby Anderson from Collinsville. While the list may have been based on the…

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CHS bowlers travel north to Chicagoland to face the best

By Mark Jurgena The Collinsville boys bowling team ventured to Chicagoland Saturday to take part in the Plainfield North Strikefest at Town and Country Lanes in Joliet. CHS finished seventh out of 43 teams for the tourney. “We started with a little bit of a rough game in the morning and just climbed up from…

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Collinsville hockey continues good start to the season

By Mark Jurgena The Collinsville Kahoks High School aged club hockey team continued their hot start to the season winning twice last week in three starts to raise their record to 4-1-1 on the season. They sit in 3rd place in the 13-team MVCHA. Collinsville 5 Freeburg/Waterloo 5 In the words of former St. Louis…

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Kahok Notes: Former Kahoks at NJCAA Nationals

By Mark Jurgena The women’s soccer team from SWIC split their games at last week’s NJCAA Division II National women’s soccer tournament at the Kino Sports Complex-North in Tucson, Ariz. They were unable to advance past pool play. SWIC began the tourney with a 4-1 win over South Suburban Community College from Chicagoland on Nov.…

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Kahok girls hoop squad off and running

By Mark Jurgena Modern basketball is usually a game of runs. And in their season opener on Nov. 15, the Collinsville High School girls basketball team ran Cahokia right out of Fletcher Gym beating them 70-31. CHS dominated the game including hitting 80.9% of their shots in the opening half while limiting the Comanches 35.3…

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Lee approaching 1,000th game and 700th win achievements

By Mark Jurgena It all began in November of 1989 at the Vienna High School gym. When the Eagles beat Hardin County High School of Elizabethton in November of 1989 it was victory number one for their 24-year-old head coach Darin Lee That victory was the cornerstone for a career achievement some 34 years in…

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Lady Griffins cross country sees strong performance at state

Facing high winds, pouring rain, standing water and muddy conditions, members of the Lady Griffins cross country team from Father McGivney Catholic High School in Glen Carbon, three who can be seen here, enjoyed some success at the Class 1A state championship meet held in Detweiller Park in Peoria on Nov. 5. Kaitlyn Hatley finished…

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