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Softball Kahoks rediscover offense, split two games at tournament

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Alex Holten in a game earlier this year / Photo by Sherry Holten

The sometimes potent, sometimes struggling softball Kahoks’ offense found it’s groove Saturday in time to earn a split of two games played in the Lincoln Tournament. Collinsville (11-11) hit the ball hard in their 7-3 to Canton to start the day, Head Coach Cindy Kolda said. “The first game we didn’t string the hits together,” […]

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Lady Kahoks soccer falls in closing minutes in Iowa

By   /  May 2, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Girls Soccer, Sports  /  No Comments

Emily Holten in a game earlier this season / Photo by Roger Starkey

Collinsville Head Coach Clay Smith was already planning his penalty kick line-up when, with about five minutes remaining in the game Friday, his team failed to clear a ball and allowed a game-wining goal. Middleton (Wisc.) beat the Lady Kahoks 2-1 in a match played at the Adidas Tournament of Champions in Burlington, Iowa. Collinsville […]

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Who knew it was cool to Hooloo?

By   /  May 2, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Some of the 2014 Collinsville Middle School Hoolos working at Willoughby Farm / submitted photo

When Collinsville Middle School teacher Tobey Elvers told a group of students in the hallway that they needed to be hooloos and not hooligans, it probably made as little sense to her as it did to the kids to whom she was talking. Despite that, or maybe because of that, the word stuck and has […]

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Four-run fifth dooms baseball Kahoks

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Kyle Reeves pitches to Dylan McEwen while an O'Fallon player prepares to bunt / Photo by Roger Starkey

Collinsville High School pitcher Kyle Reeves was having another fine outing Thursday, until consecutive fifth inning errors were committed behind him. The errors opened the floodgate to a four-run inning that led to O’Fallon’s 5-0 Southwestern Conference victory. The Panthers (8-1, 20-2 SWC conference) reached base in the fifth on a one-out walk. After runners […]

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Softball Kahoks lose to O’Fallon, drop to .500 on the season

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Audrey Allard throws the ball to first base while Samantha Buettner looks on / Photo by Sherry Holten

The recent struggles for the Collinsville softball team continued Thursday with a 7-0 Southwestern Conference defeat at O’Fallon. For a second consecutive game, the Kahoks, who have lost seven of their past eight games, failed to score. They have scored only two runs in their last three games. Despite the lack of run production, and […]

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