Area Sports

Triad Middle School Baseball Wins Games Against Highland

The Triad 8th grade baseball team has begun the year at 8-3 and have won five of their six games the past two weeks. “The team plays together they gel pretty well,” said coach Corey Vickery. “They play as a unit and there’s no individual player that wants to try to be above anybody else.…

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Kahok Tennis Off to Improved Start

By Mark Jurgena The 2020 season for the Collinsville girls tennis team has gotten off to a good start as the ladies are 2-2 in matches this season. “The season has started out well so far,” said CHS coach Jessica Ledford. “Everyone on our varsity roster has won at least one match.” This past week…

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Houck a Winner In His First Major League Game

Collinsville’s Tanner Houck tossed five scoreless innings on the mound to help the Boston Red Sox beat the Miami Marlins on the road Tuesday night 2-0. The 2017 first round pick of the Sox gave up two hits while striking out seven and walking three. Houck’s first pitch was a ball outside to leadoff hitter…

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IHSA Board Updates Return To Activities Guidelines: Waives Two-Game Per Week Limit & Lengthens Summer Season

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met virtually for their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, September 14, 2020, where the Board approved several updates to the IHSA Return To Activities guidelines, while also providing guidance on the IHSA’s independent team participation rule for the 2020-21 school year. The Board updated its Return…

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Houck to Make Major League Debut

Boston Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke announced that Collinsville High grad Tanner Houck will make his Major League debut Tuesday night against the Miami Marlins in Miami. Houck made his first trip with the MLB club this weekend with the team to Tampa as part of the taxi squad. “I was actually just out throwing…

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IHSA Confirms Content Of Letter Sent To Governor (9-11-20)

On September 11, 2020, IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson issued the following statement to help clear the air regarding the content of a letter he issued to Governor Pritzker and Deputy Governor Ruiz: “With support from the IHSA Board of Directors, I issued a letter on September 10 to Governor Pritzker and Deputy Governor Ruiz,…

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Collinsville’s Connection to the Pro Football Hall of Fame: George Musso

By Mark Jurgena Quick! Name the captain of the Chicago Bears from 1937-1944. Hall of Fame running back Bronko Nagurski? Nope. Hall of Fame quarterback Sid Luckman? Nope. 1929 Collinsville High graduate George Musso? Bingo! “George was captain of the Bears his last eight or 10 years,” the legendary Red Grange told the Associated Press…

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Lady Knights Building Momentum After Strong Performances

By Anthony Jones The Triad Lady Knights golfers have kept their momentum rolling after a solid start to their season. In their last four outings, they have managed to lower their season best total three times. The lone exception was a final score that finished one stroke above their season best. One of their recent…

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Metro East Recreational Baseball League Fall Season Off To Strong Start As Collinsville 5 Downs Edwardsville 1 In Offensive Battle

The Metro East Recreational Baseball League had another big week for their Fall Ball Season, including an impressive 11 game slate over the weekend. One of those 11 games was a contest between Collinsville team #5(the Metro-East Knights) and Edwardsville team #1. The contest was held in Edwardsville at Metro-East Lutheran High School. As the…

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