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Kahok wrestlers impress coach with solid tournament finish

By   /  December 31, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Sports, Wrestling  /  No Comments

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The Collinsville wrestling team placed 10th at the prestigious William Red Schmitt Holiday Wrestling Tournament this week, a finish that pleased Head Coach Tom Blaha. “After losing seven seniors to graduation and facing a rebuilding year, I am quite happy with this team’s performance,” Blaha said. “To place two places higher and beat Granite City […]

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Lincoln derails Kahoks roll in Schnucks Holiday Classic championship

By   /  December 30, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

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Collinsville, Ill. – The improbable run by the Collinsville Kahoks at Schnucks Holiday Classic ended when Lincoln topped the hosts 47-34. The Kahoks (6-7) got off to a promising start, scoring the game’s first two buckets, before the Railsplitters (11-2) tacked on five quick points. Collinsville Head Coach Darin Lee called an early timeout and […]

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Kahoks top #1 seed Althoff, play Tuesday night in Holiday Classic championship

By   /  December 30, 2014  /  Boys Basketball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

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Collinsville, Ill. – Collinsville handed Althoff its first loss of the season Tuesday afternoon to advance to the championship game of the Schnucks Holiday Classic. The Kahoks (6-6) took control early and lead 15-7 after one quarter. Top-seeded Althoff (11-1) closed out the second quarter on a 19-3 run to take a 30-23 led into […]

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Kahoks win big, move on to semifinals of Schnucks Holiday Classic

By   /  December 30, 2014  /  Boys Basketball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

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Collinsville, Ill. – The Collinsville Kahoks jumped out to a quick 6-0 Monday night and cruised to a 64-29 victory over Granite City in the Schnucks Holiday Classic. The Warriors (4-6) upset fourth seeded Decatur MacAurthur Saturday but were thoroughly dominated by the Kahoks (5-6) from the opening tip. The game started with Emondre Rickman […]

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Kahoks topple Hazelwood East in Schnucks Holiday Classic

By   /  December 28, 2014  /  Boys Basketball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

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Collinsville High School won big Saturday in the opening day of the 31st Collinsville Schnucks Holiday Classic. Behind a strong all-around game by Anfirnee Wilkinson, the Kahoks (4-6) downed Hazelwood East (2-4) by 40 points, beating the St. Louis school 73-43. Wilkinson led all scorers with 17 points on 7-10 shooting from the floor. The […]

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Wrestling Kahoks take third at Mascoutah Invitational

By   /  December 23, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Sports, Wrestling  /  No Comments

The Collinsville High School wrestlers placed third in the 27-team Mascoutah Invitational Friday and Saturday. Nine Kahoks placed in the 45th edition of the tournament. Alton took the top spot with 277.5 points, followed by Quincy with 214. The Kahoks rounded out the top three with 209 points. Kahok placers were: Patrick Grzywacz, – second, […]

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Basketball Kahoks losing streak reaches six

By   /  December 20, 2014  /  Boys Basketball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

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Collinsville, Ill. – The Collinsville High School boys’ basketball season is following a familiar script this year. The 2013-2014 version of the Kahoks opened the season with three straight wins before losing seven straight. This year’s team opened the season with three straight wins, and has now lost six consecutive contests. The host Kahoks (3-6, […]

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Lady Kahoks rally to run past Redbirds

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

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Collinsville, Ill. – Leading by a scant point at halftime Thursday, few would have predicted that the Lady Kahoks would go on to a romp over the visiting Alton Redbirds. Alton (2-7, 2-3 Southwestern Conference) ran out to a 16-9 lead after one quarter, before Caity Brombolich and the Lady Kahoks took charge. Behind Brombolich’s […]

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Alton defeats Wrestling Kahoks

By   /  December 19, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Sports, Wrestling  /  No Comments

Alton, Ill. – The Collinsville Kahok wrestlers fell 45-24 to Alton Thursday in a Southwestern Conference meet. Winners for the Kahoks were: Jevon Pargo, Patrick Grzywacz, Zach Schaefer, Derrion Miller and Jarod Estes. Collinsville is back in action at 3 p.m. Friday at Mascoutah. Results: 126 – Tim McCarvey (Alt) dec Jake Blaha (CHS), 13-11 […]

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Lady Kahoks win big over Triad

By   /  December 14, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Girls Basketball, Sports  /  No Comments

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Collinsville, Ill. – The Collinsville High School girls’ basketball team regained its winning way with a 60-39 non-conference victory Saturday over visiting Triad. Aubreeny Brady bounced back from a subpar game against O’Fallon Thursday to lead all scorers with 22 points. Sophie Thompson’s 14 lead the Knights in scoring. The Lady Kahoks (5-3) held Triad […]

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Basketball Kahoks continue slide

By   /  December 13, 2014  /  Boys Basketball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

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O’Fallon, Ill. – Collinsville entered the fourth quarter Friday with the slimmest possible lead, but left O’Fallon with its fifth consecutive defeat. Leading 30-29 after three quarters, the Kahoks (3-5, 0-3 Southwestern Conference) were outscored 27-21 in the final stanza. Each team scored more points in the fourth quarter than in the first half. O’Fallon […]

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Wrestling Kahoks dominate three opponents Friday

By   /  December 13, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Collinsville, Ill. – The Collinsville High School wrestlers gave clinics to three visiting teams Friday. The Kahoks outscored Mascoutah, Cahokia and  Springfield by a combined  154 points. CHS defeated Mascoutah 71-12, Cahokia 64-16 and Springfield 60-13. Results Collinsville 71             Mascoutah 12 Trenton Finch (MAS) wbf Jevon Pargo (CHS) 4:24 Patrick Grzywacz (CHS) wbf Mason Johnson […]

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Lady Kahoks done in by big fourth quarter, look to rebound at Pink Out game Saturday

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

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The Collinsville Lady Kahoks took a five-point lead into the fourth quarter Thursday against O’Fallon, but left Fletcher Gym on the wrong end of 55-51 score. The Lady Panthers (4-3, 2-2 Southwestern Conference) outscored CHS 20-11 in the final quarter. The Lady Kahoks (4-3, 0-3 SWC) held the lead following each of the first three […]

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Kahok wrestlers edged by O’Fallon

By   /  December 12, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Sports, Wrestling  /  No Comments

O’Fallon, Ill. – Collinsville and O’Fallon split 14 matches Thursday, but O’Fallon escaped with a 36-31 win over the Kahoks. Winners for the Kahoks were Aaron Engle, Adam Gillespie, Zach Stephenson, Jevon Pargo, Patrick Grzywacz, Jacob Blaha and Cole Zabala. The Kahoks host Springfield, Mascoutah and Cahokia at 5 p.m. Friday. Thursday results: 138. Engle […]

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Brady’s 30 not enough to carry Lady Kahoks to victory

By   /  December 10, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Girls Basketball, Sports  /  No Comments

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Collinsville, Ill. – Collinsville’s Aubreeny Brady connected on school-record  22 free throw attempts Tuesday on her way to a 30-point night, but BreLaNair Cox nearly matched her point-for-point, carrying East St. Louis to 61-53 road victory. The teams combined to attempt 72 free throws. The Lady Kahoks (4-2, 0-2 Southwestern Conference) made 32-42 attempts. Brady […]

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Flyers send basketball Kahoks to fourth straight defeat

By   /  December 10, 2014  /  Boys Basketball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

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East St. Louis, Ill. – East St. Louis senior Antonio Johnson’s clutch free throw shooting carried the Flyers to a 50-38 victory Tuesday over the visiting Collinsville Kahoks. Trailing by eight points at the half, the Kahoks (3-4 overall, 0-2 Southwestern Conference) took advantage of a dismal third quarter to cut the lead to three […]

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Collinsville boys’ soccer coach steps down

By   /  December 9, 2014  /  Boys Soccer, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

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A second Collinsville High School head coach has resigned in the past three weeks. Head boys’ soccer coach Myles Hensler resigned last week after four years leading the program. Head Football Coach John Blaylock resigned on Nov. 21 to concentrate on his mechanical contracting business. Hensler said he resigned for personal reasons. “It was a […]

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CHS wrestlers take second place at Stagg Invitational

By   /  December 8, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Sports, Wrestling  /  No Comments

The Collinsville High School wrestlers finished second in the 12-team Stagg Invitational Saturday. The Kahoks had two champions and three second-place finishers in the tournament, held hosted Amos Alonzo Stagg High School in Palos Hills, Ill. Patrick Grzywacz, at 113 pounds, and Zach Stephenson, at 152 pounds, took the top step on the podium Saturday. […]

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Lady Kahoks host second annual “Pink Out” game for charity

By   /  December 6, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Girls Basketball, Sports  /  No Comments

Collinsville Head Coach Lori Billy addresses the crowd before the Pink Out game / Photo by Roger Starkey

By the time the Collinsville Lady Kahoks takes the court Dec. 13, they will have already accomplished something more important than winning a basketball game, they will have helped Unit 10 families in need. The second annual “Pink Out” game is the culmination of a fundraising effort by the team, coaches and booster club members […]

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Poor free throw shooting dooms Kahoks against Edwardsville

By   /  December 6, 2014  /  Boys Basketball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

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Edwardsville shot the lights out Friday at Vergil Fletcher Gym, but Collinsville hung tough before falling 59-55. The Tigers (3-2 overall, 1-0 Southwestern Conference) shot 63.3 percent from the field, including 9 of 16 from 3-point range, and outrebounded the Kahoks 25-17, but also turned the ball over 16 times. Collinsville (3-3 overall, 0-1 SWC) […]

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