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Collinsville Junior High Softball (9/21/2017)

Finished up our regular season schedule tonight with a HUGE fight against Coweta! Went 7 innings and brought home the win! Final score was 9-8.
Shout out to Lexi Gregory for the final RBI --- Great job to our pitching staff Madalyn Aunko and Bailee Campbell, Madi Carlile and the rest of the team for an awesome game!
10 wins 3 losses and 1 tie

If you visit Downtown Collinsville this evening for "Taste of Collinsville" you can see for yourself progress on restoring the front of the Silver Dollar Cafe building (above) and the new plaza by City Hall (below). -- 9/21/2017
Just a reminder if you are wanting to enter a float in the homecoming parade fill out the entry form below. As always, ALL sports teams, both school sponsored and non-school sponsored, cheerleaders, class floats, school and non-school organizations and community floats are welcome. If you have questions about the parade or your float entry please email me, the parade sponsor.

CARDINAL FOOTBALL -- Jr. High Update (Glenpool) 9-20-17

The Collinsville Cardinals hosted the Glenpool Warriors Tuesday night in a Metro Lakes Conference contest at Sallee Field. The Glenpool Warriors are the newest member to the Metro Lakes 5A Conference. The community of Glenpool is one of the fastest growing communities in northeastern Oklahoma.
Talk about exciting finishes, the 7th grade game was full of fun and excitement. The Warriors score with seconds left on the clock on a rugby style play, to tie the score 6-6. Going into overtime, the Cardinals score and make the P.A.T. going up 14-6. With 4 downs to score the Warriors cannot punch it in and the Cardinals win 14-6. No injuries were reported. The Cardinals improve their record to 3-1.
The 8th grade Cardinals continue to improve each week. This bunch of players are fun to coach. The Cardinals dominated every phase of the game and played smash mouth football all night long. Cardinals win 23-8. No injuries were reported. The Cardinals improve their record to 4-0.
In the 9th grade contest the “Boys of Fall” played with tenacity all night long. The Cardinals were just too much for the Warriors and win a big one 35-18. No injuries were reported. The Cardinals improve their record to 4-0.
A big thank you to the Chain Crews for their volunteer work with each game. Also after each game last night the RED ZONE fed the players hot dogs and chips. Thanks for the treat.
The cheerleaders gave an outstanding performance at each halftime last night. Also rumor has it that on October 5th the Collinsville Jr. Cadets will perform.
Our next action will be Tuesday September 26th at Pryor. Games begin at 5pm.Hope to see the Cardinal Family in full support of our teams.
Coach’m up
Tom Redding

A Gentle Reminder

As our Collinsville Cardinals took the field last Friday, I saw an old friend sitting in the stands for the second time this season. He came to support the Collinsville Cardinals and enjoy the game of football. However, I noticed he chose a secluded area in the stadium. In fact, he could have chosen a much better seat, with a much better view of the game. After all, Catoosa’s stadium has a large capacity (and plenty of room) by high school standards. In any case, he watched as the Cardinals endured disappointment. They fell to the Catoosa Indians in a hard fought battle.

Later that weekend, I spoke with my friend and ask why he had chosen a seat in such a remote part of the stadium. His reply was alarming. He felt too much negativity coming from the adult fans in the Collinsville section. I quickly reminded him that as coaches, we accept full responsibility for our team’s performance. Dealing with criticism is part of our job. Again, his reply was alarming. He said the negativity was directed at some of the players. I would like to offer a gentle reminder to all of our fans. Our players are not paid professionals. They are not deserving of negativity or criticism from fans. They offer their time, energy, and body to the game of football and expect nothing in return. Yes, they are football players, but, please don’t forget, they are also kids. Please support our kids with the positivity and sportsmanship they deserve.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. - Plato

Go Cards,
Kevin Jones

Cardinal Football -- Jr. High Update (Tahlequah) -- 9-15-17

The Collinsville Cardinals 7th, 8th, and 9th grade football teams traveled to Tahlequah Thursday night for a Metro Lakes Conference showdown. The Tigers certainly passed the eye test before each contest with their large lineman and big backs. With all the favorable odds for the Tigers, the Collinsville Cardinals flew in on a mission to give the “Eye of the Tiger” a black eye.

7th grade Cardinals win big 21-6. No injuries were reported.
8th grade Cardinals dominate 36-6. No injuries were reported.
9th grade Cardinals soar 23-0. No injuries were reported.

We would want to thank our Quarterback Club for the meal they provided each player. It sure made the trip a lot more comfortable. Speaking of comfort, our players traveled to Tahlequah on air conditioned buses. What a treat! Thanks to our great transportation department.

Our next game will be on Tuesday of next week. We will play the newest addition of the Metro Lakes Conference, the Glenpool Warriors. We play at Sallee Field and games begin at 5:00. Please come out and show your support and display positive sportsmanship.

Well, No Pass No Play, has kicked in to effect. The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association introduced the ruling back in the late 80’s. The rule reads:
A student must be passing in all subjects he/she is enrolled in during a semester. If a student is not passing all subjects enrolled in on the day of the grade check, he/she will be placed on probation for the next one-week period. If a student is still failing one or more classes during the next week on the grade check day, he/she will be ineligible to participate during the next one-week period. The ineligibility periods will begin on Monday and end on Sunday.

Coach’m up
Tom Redding

Might want to avoid Center Street (from 13th to the east) on your way to the Middle School tomorrow. Utility and construction work is now under way on about 3 blocks of Center Street (especially the Post office corner). -- Ted ~8am 8/16/2017
The Class of 1987 will be celebrating their 30 year reunion the weekend of September 29 -September 30, 2017. They will kick off the weekend with the Homecoming football game on Friday, September 29 with tailgating beforehand and then get-together on Saturday, September 30 at the Red Barn Event Center at 7:00pm with Trails End barbecue catering, a DJ playing 80s music all night and they have hired a bartender - drinks will be between $5 and $8 and beer will be $2.50.

You may now purchase your tickets for the event on Saturday, September 30 at the Red Barn Event Center by logging into PayPal and using the email address or you mail a check payable to the "Class of 1987 Reunion" to Overholt Heating & Air, 602 W. Broadway, Collinsville, OK 74021 Tickets are $30 each.

Please look for updates on our Facebook page "Collinsville Class of 1987 Reunion" or you may contact some of the committee members: Brad Overholt - 918-724-6500, Sherri Blevins Patton - 918-633-9979, Silvia Hartzog Denny - 918-6987-8628 and Joni Osborne Hart - 918-510-2062.
Cardinal(s) of The Day begins 15th year! -- 3/20/2017
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2017 5A Cheerleading Academic State Champions
Individual Track 2017 State Champions: Chandler Cole (110 Meter Hurdles)
2017 5A Girls Golf State Runners-Up
2017 State Winter Guard Runners-Up

2017 5A State Wrestling Runners-Up

Individual State Wrestling Champs (2017) - Caleb Tanner (113), Nate Keim (145), and Elijah Tanner (152)
2017 JUCO Wrestling National Champ at 165 -- NEO's Wyatt Jordan

2017 5A Dual State Wrestling Runners-Up

2016 5A Cheerleading Academic State Champions

Individual Track 2016 State Champions: Ellen Thomas (2 mile) and Hayden West (pole vault)
2016 5A Girls Golf State Runners-Up

2016 5A State Wrestling Champions

Individual State Wrestling Champs (2016) - Justin Walker (145) and Elijah Tanner (152)
2016 5A Dual State Wrestling Runners-Up

Individual Track 2015 State Champions: Ellen Thomas (1 mile) and Hayden West (pole vault)
2015 5A State Football Runners-Up
2015 5A Fast-Pitch Softball State Champions

2015 5A Cheerleading Academic State Champions

2015 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma: Sydney Spencer

2015 5A Girls Golf Academic State Champions
2015 5A Girls Basketball Academic State Champions
2015 5A Dual State & State Wrestling Champions

Individual State Champs (2015) - Nate Keim (126), Elijah Tanner (145), and Wyatt Jordan (152),
2014 5A Cheerleading Academic State Champions

2014 5A Dual State & State Wrestling Champions
Individual State Champs (2014) - Christian Moody (113), Gary Wayne Harding (138) and Will Steltzlen (145),

2013 5A Dual State & State Wrestling Champions
Individual State Champs (2013) - Christian Moody (106), Davion Jeffries (113), Will Steltzlen (132), Gary Wayne Harding (138), and Dylan Helm (145).

Individual 2012 State Wrestling Champs: Harding, Jeffries, Helm & Steltzlen

2012 5A Dual State & State Wrestling Championships

2011 5A Dual State & State Wrestling Champion Team (Harding+Steltzlen+Helm)
2010 & 2011 5A State Runner-Ups -- CHS Girls Cross Country Team

5A State Champions: 2009 Girls Cross Country & 2010 Boys Baseball
Jenny Dyer: 5A State Track 2010 Champion at 1600 & 3200 meter runs
Josh Loftin: 2010 Oklahoma High School Rodeo Bareback Champion
Morgan Roberts: 2009 & 2010 Miss Oklahoma HS Rodeo Queen
Hometown of 2008 Miss Oklahoma (Kelsey Cartwright)
2005 State Softball Champions