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O’Fallon’s bats too much for baseball Kahoks

By   /  April 1, 2014  /  Baseball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

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By Phil Knapper – Metro Independent Contributor Collinsville’s offense woke up with a five-run fifth inning to take the lead at O’Fallon Tuesday afternoon, but the host Panthers answered with six runs of their own to hand the Kahoks their first loss of the season, 9-5. O’Fallon (1-0 Southwestern Conference, 7-1) built a 3-0 lead […]

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Jr. Kahok Football camp will emphasize safer tackling technique

By   /  March 31, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

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By Phil Knapper – Metro Independent Contributor With the long-term impacts of head injuries and concussions suffered while playing football becoming better understood, the teaching aspect of tackling has become more important than ever. Collinsville High School Head Coach John Blaylock, who has been around Collinsville football for 26 years and coached from the 5th […]

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Kahoks can’t hold late leads, season ends with overtime loss

By   /  March 5, 2014  /  Boys Basketball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

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By Phil Knapper – Metro Independent Contributor BELLEVILLE  — The Collinsville Kahoks came within an eyelash — well, make that a free throw — of upsetting top-seeded O’Fallon Wednesday night in the Class 4A Regional at Belleville West High School. The Panthers, though, took advantage of eight missed free throws from Collinsville in the fourth […]

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Collinsville wins thriller, advances in Regionals

By   /  March 4, 2014  /  Boys Basketball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

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By Phil Knapper – Metro Independent Contributor ***updated to correct the Kahok free throw shooter with 7.8 seconds remaining in the game to Nic Gonet*** BELLEVILLE — The Collinsville Kahoks led for just 66 seconds Tuesday night in the Class 4A regional at Belleville West — but, man, were they the most important 66 ticks […]

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Rickman powers Kahoks past Belleville West

By   /  February 21, 2014  /  Boys Basketball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Nic Gonet / Photo by Roger Starkey

By Phil Knapper – Metro Independent Contributor BELLEVILLE — The healthier Emondre Rickman gets, the better the Collinsville Kahoks will be. That statement was backed up brilliantly by Rickman Friday night at Belleville West, as he scored 19 points and pulled down 9 boards in a 66-59 Kahoks win. “That was his best performance,” Collinsville […]

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“It broke the team’s hearts,” Lady Kahoks’ season ends with one-point loss

By   /  February 18, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Girls Basketball, Sports  /  No Comments

Julie Scheiter / Photo by Roger Starkey

By Phil Knapper – Metro Independent Contributor Collinsville looked primed to throw a monkey wrench into the Class 4A girls regional at Belleville East Tuesday night when it had top-seed Belleville West on the ropes. But Shallaya Fluker heated up in the fourth quarter, scoring 10 of her game-high 14 points, to allow the Lady […]

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Lady Kahoks lose nail-biter

By   /  February 12, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Girls Basketball, Sports  /  No Comments

Aubreeeny Brady / Photo by Roger Starkey

By Phil Knapper – Metro Independent Contributor A crazy final minute put an end to a crazy good girls basketball game at Belleville East Tuesday night, as the Lady Lancers knocked off Collinsville 49-48. East (7-6 Southwestern Conference, 13-11) had a 48-45 lead, but turned the ball over with 50 ticks left, giving Collinsville a […]

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Collinsville knocks off North Tech for third straight win

By   /  February 9, 2014  /  Boys Basketball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Harrison Wethers / Photo by Roger Starkey

By Phil Knapper – Metro Independent Contributor Ni’Sean Rigmaiden had a big night for the North Tech Eagles, scoring a game-high 27 points, but a balanced Collinsville Kahoks team received scoring from eight different players and was able to solve North Tech’s aggressive, trapping defense in a 64-49 win Saturday night at the Nashville Sports […]

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