Collinsville, Oklahoma
March 3, 2010
Miscellaneous News

City Election Continues /
Wilson Students Compassion Recognition / Wilson McTeacher Night /
Blade Nelson Benefit /
Linsey Curtis Softball Stats

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Compassion Recognition

1st and 2nd grade classrooms chose their last set of students for the trait of compassion for February this week at Wilson Elementary.

1st grade (Feb. 26th)
Front row (l-r) Traxton Battenfield, Kenzee Hampton, Colin Goddard, Jordan Fowler, and Tyler Griffin
Back row (l-r) Laney McBee, Kylie Kesteron, Caleb Fisher, Carley White,
and Sunny Williams

2nd grade (Feb 23rd)
Aubrey David, Micah Dyer, Corbin Patterson, Shane Marcum, and Calvin Ledford
-- Submitted by Lee Ann Due 3/1/2010
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McTeacher Night March 9th For Wilson
Tuesday March 9th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., the McDonald’s on 116th Street will be hosting McTeacher Night! This will be a fun and exciting event that you and your family will not want to miss out on. Wilson will receive 20% of all sales made at the register, 100% of all pie sales (you will need cash for pies), and 100% of all ticket sales for a drawing to win a John Deere bicycle (winner’s choice, pink or green). The Wilson faculty will be there working in the lobby so that your child will get to see their teacher. The class with the most sales will receive a cookie party. Come out and support your Wilson Elementary!
Thank you, Jenny Gramblin (3/3/2010)
March 2nd Vote Not Enough To Decide
City Ward 3 Commissioner Race
An April 6 Runoff election will be required as none of the three candidates received a majority of votes in a low vote total tight race Tuesday March 2, 2010. Melodie Bateman 29 votes
Sherri Davis 26 votes
Volinda Pope 18
The top two finishers (Bateman and Davis) will appear on the ballot again April 6th. The same two candidates vied 4 years ago with Bateman winning by 2 votes (50-48).
Previous Coverage (2010 & 2006)
Monday March 8 Fundraiser For Blade Nelson
Blade Nelson 10% Fundraiser at Rib Crib (Monday) March 8th (Flyer Required).

Blade is a Collinsville 7th grader battling leukemia.
Linsey Curtis -- Eight Home Runs In First 13 Games As
RSU Softball Freshman
March 2, 2010 -- Softball Cats Blast Lady Bison in Doubleheader

The Rogers State softball team opened Sooner Athletic Conference play with a bang on Tuesday at the Hillcat Complex in Claremore.

The Hillcats plated 20 runs and cranked out 25 hits en route to a doubleheader sweep of Oklahoma Baptist. RSU scored at least three runs in each of the first three innings of the opener and posted an 11-6 victory. The Cats nearly run-ruled OBU in the nightcap with nine early runs, but settled for a 9-2 win in seven innings.


The RSU offense wasted no time getting started in the first game of the twin bill. Ashlie Fauchier, Taryn Hernandez and Sarah Harvey ripped back-to-back-to-back singles to start the first inning and all three eventually scored to give the Cats a 3-2 lead. Two OBU errors led to three more runs in the second frame and freshman Shelby Brogdon belted a pinch-hit homer to spark a four-run third.

The early run support was more than enough for starter Tye Coats. The right-hander threw a complete game, allowing six runs, three earned, over seven innings of work. Hernadez went 3 for 3 with four runs scored while Harvey tallied three RBI.


The Cats broke loose from a scoreless tie with six runs in the third inning and never looked back in the nightcap. Dina Ortiz and Linsey Curtis delivered RBI singles during the rally and Coats chased two more runs home with a double down the right field line.

The Lady Bison got on the scoreboard with two runs in the top of the fourth inning, but the Hillcats answered right back with three runs in the bottom half of the frame. Hernandez doubled to start the at-bat and Harvey followed with a single. Curtis then swatted a towering opposite-field home run to right-centerfield. The Collinsville, Okla., product has cranked out eight home runs in her first 13 games as a freshman.

Coats (6-3) again went the distance in the pitcher’s circle to record the victory. She yielded two runs on five hits with strikeouts. Amanda Hanner suffered the loss for OBU after giving up nine runs over the first five innings.

Harvey picked up three hits while Hernandez, Curtis, Coats, Ortiz and Katie Bointy tallied two apiece.

Rogers State (10-3, 2-0) will travel to Conway, Ark., this weekend to participate in the Central Baptist Tournament on Friday and Saturday.

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-- Submitted by Ryan Bradley -- RSU Sports Information (3/2/2010)

Through the first 13 games (44 at bats) Linsey Curtis batting average is 0.455 with 20 hits, 12 runs scored, 4 doubles, 8 home runs, 27 RBIs and 48 total bases. She also has 4 walks and 7 strikeouts. -- per the RSU Softball Stats March 3, 2010 -- Ted Wright