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Cougars drop OVC contest at Eastern Illinois

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Ray Lester / Photo by SIUE Sports Information

Eastern Illinois University freshman Jake Verhagen knocked down 3-point baskets on back-to-back possessions late in the second half Saturday to vault the Panthers to a 76-70 win over Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in Ohio Valley Conference men’s basketball at Lantz Arena. The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for the Cougars, who had won four of their […]

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Eastern uses late 13-0 to drop SIUE

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CoCo Moore / Photo by SIUE Sports Information

Eastern Illinois University regained the lead with a late 13-0 run and went on to defeat Southern Illinois University Edwardsville women’s basketball 71-61 Saturday. The EIU duo of Katlyn Payne and Sabina Oroszova combined for 48 points against the Cougars, now 5-17 overall and 2-8 in the Ohio Valley Conference. Eastern Illinois improved to 9-12 overall […]

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Caseyville teens, Collinsville juvenile, accused of 24 burglaries around Columbia

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From left: Zachary Wood, Tyler Ashcraft and Kerry Gum

Three Caseyville teenagers and a Collinsville juvenile are accused of 21 car burglaries and three residential burglaries around Columbia, Ill. since late December. All have been charged in Monroe County. Tyler W. Ashcraft, 18, of the 200 block of Oliver Street, Caseyville, was charged with 21 counts of burglary from a motor vehicle and three […]

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Extended scoring droughts doom Kahoks

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Anfirnee Wilkinson / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville Kahoks boys basketball team trailed by five points when the second half started Friday in O’Fallon, but found themselves in a 19-point hole only eight minutes of game time later. A Sean Davis layup nearly three minutes into the start of the third quarter was all the scoring the Kahoks would do in […]

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Inappropriate conduct at CHS: “rumors and innuendo, but no concrete allegations”

By   /  February 1, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Sign outside Collinsville High School / Picture by Roger Starkey

Collinsville Unit 10 Superintendent Bob Green sent a letter to district parents Friday addressing allegations made in a media outlet about inappropriate conduct by district employees towards students. “The news station has refused to provide the source of its information and has refused to provide any specific information that would allow District 10, the Illinois […]

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