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Collinsville High School names new head softball coach

By   /  October 13, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Softball, Sports  /  4 Comments

Dan Toberman, Collinsville High School head softball coach / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville Unit 10 School Board on Wednesday approved Dan Toberman as the new  head softball coach for Collinsville High School. Toberman will replace Cyndi Kolda, the winningest coach in Kahok Softball history, whose contract was not renewed for the 2015 season. Toberman will inherit a team coming of consecutive 17-19 seasons. Toberman is an English […]

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Kahok softball head coach not asked to return for 2015 season

By   /  July 22, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Softball, Sports  /  2 Comments

Cindy Kolda

The winningest coach in Collinsville High School softball history will not be asked to return for the 2015 season. Cindy Kolda was the target this season of formal complaints from parents that she acted inappropriately on and off the field. Anytime complaints or allegations are received against a coach, they are investigated, Athletics Director Darin […]

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Two softball Kahoks earn All-Conference honors

By   /  July 11, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Softball, Sports  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

A pair of Collinsville High School sophomores have earned All-Conference recognition for the softball Kahoks. Catcher Kassidy Smith, who was named Second-Team All-State earlier this summer, is the lone Kahok on the Southwestern Conference’s First Team. Outfielder Becky Gibbs was tabbed for the Second Team. Smith led the Kahoks in average, home runs, RBI, doubles […]

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Kahoks’ Kassidy Smith named second-team All-State

By   /  June 24, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Softball, Sports  /  1 Comment

Kassidy Smith rounds the bases after setting the Kahoks single-season home run record (9) / Photo by Sherry Holten

Fans of the Collinsville High School softball team and other teams in the area took notice of the great year Kassidy Smith had this season as she was blistering opponents with her potent bat. The Illinois Coaches Association noticed as well. Smith is a member of the ICA’s second-team All-State softball team. Collinsville Head Coach […]

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Belleville East ends softball Kahoks’ season

By   /  May 28, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Softball, Sports  /  No Comments

Alex Holten throws to first against Belleville East on May 27, 2014 / Photo by Sherry Holten

In the bottom of the fifth inning Tuesday, a Belleville East player hit a blooper to left field. Caity Brombolich raced in and dove forward for the ball, but it was just out of her reach. The ball bounced behind her and the Kahoks’ season was over. Belleville East (27-6), the top seed in the […]

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Softball Kahoks close regular season with split against Highland

By   /  May 23, 2014  /  Softball, Sports  /  No Comments

Paige Giacoletto / Photo by Sherry Holten

On the final day of the regular season, the Collinsville softball team split a non-conference doubleheader Friday afternoon with Highland. In the first game, the Kahoks (17-18 overall) lost 13-0 in five innings, but they rebounded to defeat Highland 4-1 in the second game. The trouble started early for the Kahoks in the first game. […]

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Bost one-hits Granite City, softball Kahoks win big

By   /  May 23, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Softball, Sports  /  No Comments

Samantha Buettner / photo by Roger Starkey

Sidney Bost’s one-hit pitching performance Thursday propelled the host Collinsville High School softball team past Southwestern Conference foe Granite City 11-1. Bost also chipped in from the plate, with two hits, a sacrifice, two RBI and a run scored. Bost scored in the second as part of a two-run inning that helped the Kahoks (16-16, […]

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Softball Kahoks beat the rain, but not Alton Marquette

By   /  May 21, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Softball, Sports  /  No Comments

Audrey Allard / Photo by Sherry Holten

With a bit of rain and thunder threatening, the Collinsville High School softball team took to the field to play Alton Marquette Wednesday afternoon. The teams completed two innings before the skies finally opened up and forced an hour-long rain delay. After the teams retook the field, the Explorers (9-23 overall) defeated the Lady Kahoks […]

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Softball Kahoks no match for Edwardsville

By   /  May 21, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Softball, Sports  /  No Comments

Sarah Scrum makes a play on a foul ball earlier this season / Photo by Sherry Holten

Collinsville scored the first two runs against Edwardsville Tuesday afternoon. Unfortunately for the Kahok softball team, Edwardsville scored the next 20 runs to finish a 20-2 victory in five innings. Samantha Buettner’s fourth home run of the season scored Alex Holten to give Collinsville (15-16, 3-10 SWC) a 2-0 lead. The Tigers (27-3, 11-2 SWC) […]

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Softball Kahoks fall 5-3 to Belleville East

By   /  May 16, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Softball, Sports  /  No Comments

Caitlyn Brombolich / Photo by Sherry Holten

Three days after the game was originally postponed due to inclement weather, the Collinsville softball team lost 5-3 to conference foe Belleville East in a preview of the first round of Regional action. The Kahoks (15-15, 3-9 Southwestern Conference) fell behind early after Belleville East (24-5, 9-3) pushed a run across in the top of […]

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Thursday Kahok softball rescheduled

By   /  May 15, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Softball, Sports  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

The Kahok softball scheduled for Thursday, May 15 against Granite City has been rescheduled to May 22. The game will be played at the Collinsville Jaycee Sports Complex at 4:30 p.m.

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Regional match-up for Kahoks softball announced

By   /  May 14, 2014  /  Softball, Sports  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville High School softball team will be the No. 4 seed at the Belleville East Regional, and will play Belleville East, the No. 1 seed, in the first round at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 27. The Kahoks fell 10-0 to Belleville East on April 17. The two teams will play again at 4:30 p.m. […]

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Kahoks softball game against Belleville East moved to May 16

By   /  May 14, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Softball, Sports  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville High School softball game against Belleville East that was originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 13, has been rescheduled for Friday, May 16, at 4:30 p.m. The Metro Independent had originally reported the game had been moved to Monday, May 19. The Kahoks were scheduled to play at Triad Friday, but that game has […]

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Softball Kahoks rally twice, but fall to Breese Mater Dei

By   /  May 13, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Softball, Sports  /  No Comments

Samantha Buettner slides home safely / Photo by Sherry Holten

Collinsville came from behind the tie the score twice against Breese Mater Dei Monday in a non-conference game at the Collinsville Sports Complex, but could not comeback a third time, losing 7-5. The Kahoks (15-14) fell behind before they came to bat when the Knights (17-5) leadoff hitter doubled and came around to score on […]

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Sidney Bost’s pitching and a late rally carries the softball Kahoks past the Shells

By   /  May 11, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Softball, Sports  /  No Comments

Alex Holten / Photo by Roger Starkey

Seven runs in the final two innings pushed Collinsville past Roxana in girls softball Saturday. The Kahoks (15-13) scored a run in the bottom of the third when Paige Giacoletto doubled to center and scored on a Becky Gibbs RBI groundout. The Shells (4-21) scored an unearned run in the top of the fourth to […]

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Softball Kahoks score 47 in doubleheader, Smith ties career home run record

By   /  May 9, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Softball, Sports  /  1 Comment

Kadie Ringering slides home safely / Photo by Sherry Holten

The Collinsville softball team took advantage of an overmatched East St. Louis squad to record 28-1 and 19-7 victories Thursday evening at the Collinsville Jaycees Sports Complex. East St. Louis was at such an obvious disadvantage throughout day that Collinsville took 14 intentional outs by leaving a base before the pitcher released the ball on […]

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Softball Kahoks cannot solve Redbirds

By   /  May 6, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Softball, Sports  /  No Comments

Becky Gibbs makes a diving catch / Photo by Sherry  Holten

The Collinsville softball team fell to Alton for the second time this season, scoring only a single run in each game. After suffering a 6-1 defeat on April 10, the Kahoks lost 7-1 Tuesday afternoon at Alton in a Southwestern Conference matchup. Alton (18-8, 6-4 SWC) jumped out to a 2-0 lead after one inning […]

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Home run king Kassidy Smith is Metro Independent Athlete of the Week

By   /  May 4, 2014  /  Athlete of the Week, Softball, Sports  /  2 Comments

Kassidy Smith rounds the bases after setting the Kahoks single-season home run record (9) / Photo by Sherry Holten

With one mighty swing of Kassidy Smith’s bat Saturday, she wrote her name in the Collinsville High School record books. The sophomore belted her ninth home run of 2013, besting the single-season mark of eight set in 2011 by both Rachel Scrum and Hailey Jones. For good measure, Smith went deep again Saturday, to extend […]

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Softball Kahoks score 26 runs in two games, Kassidy Smith sets home run mark

By   /  May 4, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Softball, Sports  /  No Comments

Kassidy Smith is greeted at home plate by her teammates after setting the CHS single-season home run record / Photo by Sherry Holten

Sophomore Kassidy Smith hit a pair of home runs Saturday to give her the Collinsville single-season record and help propel the team to 26 runs in a split of two games at the Lincoln Tournament, in Lincoln, Ill. Smith’s first home run Saturday was her ninth, good for a new school record. Rachel Scrum and […]

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Softball Kahoks rediscover offense, split two games at tournament

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

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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