Collinsville, Oklahoma
March 9, 2010
Miscellaneous News

Wilson Elem. Cooperation Kids /
Catoosa Track Meet Results /
LEGOs & Robotics /
More Curtis Homers

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LEGO League Competed in Stillwater
Students are from left to right: Cade Ogden, Matthew Downing, Ross Rigdon, William Reynolds, Justin Prather, James Stellfox, back row Sydney Vogel and Cannon Vogel.
On Saturday, December 12, 2009 when all of Collinsville was getting ready for the Christmas Parade several Collinsville students were already on their way to Stillwater to compete in the FIRST LEGO League Tournament.

What is FIRST LEGO League? LEGO League opens up the world of engineering and technology for students ages six to fourteen. Students experience real world engineering. Students conduct research and build real working LEGO based robots. Through LEGO League, students discover future career opportunities in the fields of science, technology, math and engineering.

The LEGO tournament consisted of 50 teams of students and mentors. Each team displayed problem solving skills, creative thinking skills, teamwork and competitive play and sportsmanship. During tournament play, the teams program robots to manuever through and obstacle course designed around the concept of transportation modes.

The students involved were Cade Ogden, Justin Prather, Ross Rigdon, William Reynolds, Matthew Downing, James Stellfox, Mallory Vaughn, Ethan Thomas, Cannon Vogel and Sydney Vogel. The team was sponsored by the Collinsville Indian Education Program. Julie Reynolds, Nancy Thomas and Mitzi Vogel were the coaches for the team. A special thanks to Janice Fields, LeAnn Crabaugh, Rachel Chronister, Joe Reynolds and Rick Vogel for their contributions. The team was named Red Bird Robotics. They met at least one time per week at 7:00 a.m. at Herald Elementary School.

This was the first year for Collinsville to have a team. The team made it to the semi-final round before being eliminated. All the team members had a wonderful time competing and can hardly wait until the competition next year.

Janice Fields
Indian Education Director, Collinsville Public Schools
1119 W. Broadway, Collinsville, OK 74021
(918) 371-5449 Office -- (918) 371-3286 Fax
CHS Results from the Catoosa High School Track Meet (Friday March 5th)

3200m Relay - 5th - Jenny Dyer, Elizabeth Blissit, Taylor Captain and Myranda Murphy

1600m run - Jenny Dyer - 1st
3200m run - Jenny Dyer - 1st
shot - Randi Gilmartin - 3rd
disc - Alissa Wilson - 5th

1600m relay - 3rd - John Pinney, Andrew Thompson, Stephen Sisk, and Shane Goossen

400m - John Pinney - 2nd
High Jump - Kendall Curtis - 3rd and Stephen Sisk - T5th

Thank you,
Coach Anderson (3/8/2010)

Cooperation At Wilson Elementary
Students at Wilson are learning about cooperation during the month of March - we've learned that working together as a team is very important. 1st and 2nd grade classes have chosen their character students for the first week of March.
1st grade (3/5/10)
Front row (l-r) Chandler Morton, Jamison Holloway, Hunter Nelson, and Brent Hanna
Back row (l-r) Elizabeth Thomas, Jadyn Sanders, Paige Myers, and Sydney Landrum

2nd grade (3/2/2010)
Front row (l-r) Garrett Nelson, Aaron Smither, Noah Warnock, and David Alvarado
Back row (l-r) Kamryn Underwood, Montana McCarty, Kaitlyn Lowry, Allison Leland

More Linsey Curtis
RSU Homers
(This is a greatly condenced version of the press release from RSU Sports Info) -- March 8, 2010

Softball Cats Score Big at Central Baptist Tournament
The Rogers State softball Hillcats scored double digit runs in three of their five contests and cranked out nine home runs. RSU notched victories over Mid-Continent University, Baker University, Lambuth University and Bacone College . The Cats lone loss came to Williams Baptist College Friday.

GAME FOUR (vs. Lambuth University) ... Linsey Curtis and Brogdon went deep in the first inning. Hernandez sent a three-run shot over the boards in the second and Curtis followed with her second homer just two batters later.

GAME FIVE (vs. Bacone College) ... Curtis put the Cats on the scoreboard with a two-run blast in the top of the third inning. ... Curtis picked up three hits while Fauchier and Coats tallied two apiece. ...

More Curtis Stats
Linsey has 11 home runs thru 18 games. RSU is 14-4 in those games.
See late addition below for Tuesday games (& 12th homer) -- Ted 9:30pm 3/9
More RSU Softball (Curtis 12th Home Run)
March 9, 2010

Softball Hillcats Mash Mid-America Christian

The Rogers State softball team used the long ball to post a doubleheader sweep over Mid-America Christian Tuesday at the Hillcat Complex in Claremore.

Eight of the Cats 10 runs came via a home run in the opener as RSU notched a 10-1 win in six innings. Freshman Shelby Brogdon turned a 5-3 deficit into a 6-5 victory with one swing of the bat in the nightcap. Four different Hillcats went deep on the afternoon to help Coach Mark Dicus’s club improve to 4-0 in Sooner Athletic Conference play.


Linsey Curtis, Marie Gaudet and Tye Coats belted homers in the opener to lead RSU to a short-game victory against the Lady Evangels

Ashlie Fauchier and Harvey singled in the bottom of the third inning before Curtis chased them home with her 12th home run of the season. Gaudet swatted a three-run homer in the fifth inning and Coats delivered a walk-off bomb in the bottom of the sixth.

The Hillcats racked up 15 hits off of MACU starter Jill Wilbanks. Wilbanks allowed 10 earned runs in just 5.1 innings of work. Coats was sharp in retiring the first nine hitters she faced. She earned a complete-game victory, scattering four hits across six innings with just one earned run.

Sarah Harvey tallied three hits while Fauchier, Curtis and Kaite Bointy had two apiece.


The Lady Evangels put up a much bigger fight in the nightcap. MACU took a three-run lead into the bottom of the sixth inning, but couldn’t hold on.

Harvey was hit by a pitch to start the inning and Coats reached on an error by the second baseman. Gaudet cut the lead to two with an RBI single to left field before Brogdon turned the game around on the next pitch.

The Forney, Texas, native ripped a three-run shot over the boards in left-center to give the Cats a come-from-behind victory. It was the fifth home run in 27 at-bats for Brogdon during her freshman season.

The Lady Evangels looked as if they might salvage a split when they plated four runs in the top of the fifth inning. Shancie Brown singled to right field and Ashley Newman cranked a two-run homer to left. Three more MACU hits followed to make it 5-1. However, the lead wouldn’t hold for long.

After Brogdon’s blast, Coats (10-4) retired the Evangels in order in the seventh to earn her second win of the afternoon. The right-hander yielded five runs, four earned, on 10 hits while striking out four. Caitlyn Ulmer was tagged with the loss for MACU in a complete-game performance.

Rogers State (16-4, 4-0) will travel to Chickasha, Okla., Wednesday for a conference doubleheader against the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma. First pitch has been moved up to 1 p.m.

For more information on Hillcat Softball visit


(From RSU Sports Information - Ryan Bradley)