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Is there an MLK Day controversy in Collinsville?

By   /  February 19, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  4 Comments

Martin Luther King Jr.

When Brandon Drake stood in front of television cameras on Jan. 20 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – he told the St. Louis area that Collinsville city workers were hiding behind closed doors that day, disrespecting the legacy of King by working on the holiday set aside to honor him. Drake called the City’s […]

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Freshmen Lady Kahoks are conference champions

By   /  February 19, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Girls Basketball, Sports  /  No Comments

Freshmen win SWC championship

The freshmen Lady Kahoks basketball team knocked off Belleville East Monday to claim the championship of the Southwestern Conference Tournament. Head Coach Colin Moore said the team was fun to coach. “They truly didn’t care who scored, they just wanted to win,” Moore said. Four players scored more than 100 points on the year for […]

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CMS 8th grade volleyball takes second place at Highland Tournament

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CMS Volleyball Tourny Board

The 8th grade Collinsville Middle School volleyball team won 3 of 5 games on the way to a second place finish at the Highland Tournament. The Trail Blazers defeated Highland, Mascoutah and Triad. Eventual champion Breese, which finished the tournament undefeated, knocked off CMS. Carlyle also got the better of CMS. The CMS 8th grade […]

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Championship dream for Collinsville Middle School ends

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CMS State Basketball

The championship run for the Collinsville Middle School boys basketball team ended Tuesday with a 41-29 loss to Benton in the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association final four. The boys were unable to duplicate the state championship won by the CMS girls last season. The Trail Blazers will play Marion at 6 p.m. Thursday […]

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Kahok dancer signs national letter of intent

By   /  February 19, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Lauren Hostetter signs a letter of intent to dance for McKendree University. Seated with Hostetter are her father, Michael, and mother, Jackie. Standing, left to right: Kahok Dance Team Head Coach Toni Geisen, McKendree Dance Team Head Coach Katy Czerwonka and Hostetter's brother, Kyle

Collinsville High School senior Lauren Hostetter signed a national letter of intent Tuesday to continue her dance career at McKendree University. Hostetter is a four-year member of the Kahok Dance Team and three-year letter winner. The Kahok Dance Team qualified for the state tournament this year. Michael, Hostetter’s father, said getting the dance scholarship was […]

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Collinsville Unit 10 to apply for Act of God exception for snow days

By   /  February 19, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville Unit 10 School Board ended the suspense of thousands of people in the district when it gave permission for Superintendent Bob Green to apply for two Act of God days rather than require two additional attendance days be added to the school calendar. When school was cancelled on Jan. 23, it was the […]

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Collinsville falls short in upset bid of #5 Edwardsville

By   /  February 19, 2014  /  Boys Basketball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Emondre Rickman / Photo by Roger Starkey

After losing by one point to Illinois’ 10th ranked team four days prior, Collinsville gave the fifth ranked team all it could handle Tuesday at Fletcher Gym, before succumbing to Edwardsville 49-39. The Kahoks trailed Edwardsville by four points at halftime and 37-35 entering the fourth quarter, but managed only four points in the final […]

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