Collinsville, Oklahoma
September 23, 2013
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Current Events Class Visitors At Middle School /
JrHi Football Report (Bishop Kelley) /
Homecoming Parade Info /
Haley Taylor - RSU Cross Country

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Haley Taylor Leading RSU Cross Country Girls

September 21, 2013
Hillcat Cross Country Competed at Southern Stampede
JOPLIN, Mo.- The Rogers State men’s and women’s cross country teams tallied fourth and sixth place respectively at the Southern Stampede hosted by Missouri Southern on Saturday.

“It was a great day for racing, nice and cool, and the course dried out after the rain,” Head Cross Country Coach Chris McCormick said. “The girls looked
strong and ran well from top to bottom. They’re all very consistent and on-track for a great conference meet.
The guys rebounded from a sub-par opening meet at UCO and ran closer to their ability. If our fifth and sixth runners can accept the challenge and join our top four, then our men will make a lot of noise in the conference.”

The Hillcat women were led by sophomore Haley Taylor who finished 18th with a time of 18: 56.46. The sophomore improved upon her time from last year’s Southern Stampede by 18 seconds. Maria Apolinar came in 25th with a time of 19:01.69 which was 22 seconds faster than her time a season ago. Olivia Jalomo finished with a time of 19:26.38 in 37th and Andi Gourd followed in 40th with a time of 19:31.13. Christi Dougherty completed the top five with a 45th place finish in 19:38.63. The women’s team averaged a time of 19:18.86 in the 5K event. The average time was an all-time best for the program.

Columbia College (Mo.) registered the win and produced the first and second place individual medalists.

On the men’s side, Baylor Harvey led the team and medaled with a 10th place finish. The freshman from Cleveland, Okla. turned in a time of 26:27.88, which
is the fastest 8K time for a freshman in RSU program history. The Hillcats finished with an average time of 27:00.87. Senior Brandon Payne finished second for RSU with a time of 26: 42.30 in 17th place. Marchez Coriz and Chandler Smith
finished 26th and 27th respectively while Garrett Dyson tallied 55th place with a time of 27: 59.77 to round out the top five.

Southwestern College (Kan.) took home the top spot with an average team time of 26:22.35. The Moundbuilders also produced the individual champion as Colton McNinch tallied a time of 25:24.46.

Rogers State will return to competition on September 27th as the Hillcats travel to Corpus Christi, Texas for the Islander Splash.
For more information about RSU cross country, visit<>.

Sara Williams
Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations
Rogers State University
1701 W. Will Rogers Blvd.
Claremore, OK 74017
918-343-7989(ph) ; 918-343-7567 (fax)


The Collinsville Cardinals Jr. High Football teams traveled to the home of the Bishop Kelley Comets Thursday night for a Metro Lakes Conference contest. A “harvest moon” beamed through the over cast skies down to the battle field of play as the Cardinals and the Comets slugged it out.

In the 7th grade contest, the Cardinals could never get anything going on offense or defense. The Comets had big backs that the Cardinals could just not bring down. Those big backs of the Comet’s were also linebackers on defense which were hard to block. The results, Comets win 30-0. No physical injuries were reported, just our pride. We will get better.

The 8th grade contest was one of the best performances our Cardinals have put together. The 8th grade team controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball all night long. The O-Line created lanes for our backs to hit it up in there, and our backs ran with great toughness. On the defensive side of the ball, the Cardinals gang tackled the Comets running backs all night. The Comets had two big plays for the night that resulted in touchdowns. Comets win 16-14. No injuries were reported. We are getting better!

The ninth graders contest with a score of Cardinals 20 and Comets 2 does not represent a true picture of the contest. Our freshmen were short a couple of key players due to injuries and the entire team answered to the coaches’ challenge put towards them early in the week. The challenge was “who will step forward”. The Cardinal defense was outstanding, and still has not been scored upon this season. The engineering of the offense was exciting to watch as the Cardinals blew out the Comets tail. No injuries were reported.

Injury update: Barrett Matlock, 8th grader, had knee surgery from a practice collision. Chandler Cole, 9th grader, should return this week from an ankle injury received playing “pick up basketball”. Blake Burd, 9th grader, will miss at least another week due to a concussion. We wish these players a quick recovery

Our next action will be Thursday, September 26, against Metro Lakes Conference opponent the Tahlequah Tigers. Games are at Sallee Field beginning at 5pm

On Tuesday, October 8 we have an opportunity to make our schools a safer and better place for our kids. Please take a moment to watch this video.

Coach’m up -- Tom Redding


Homecoming Parade
3:00 October 4th
The Homecoming parade will be Friday Oct 4th at 3:00pm. It will begin from the city park on 15th street and travel east on Main Street to 7th street. Line-up will begin at 2:00 at the City Park. You do not need to sign up to be in the parade. Vehicles must enter the park from the west entrance and exit at the east entrance. During the line-up, the road through the park will be ONE-WAY, for the safety of the children. NO vehicles will be allowed to enter the park from the east entrance. When you get to the parade line-up please don't leave any float unattended until you have been told where to park. All vehicles and/or floats need to pull forward as far as they can in the line-up and park on the right side of the road. There is no specific order! It's first come, first in line, with the exception of the band and royalty who are always at the front. If you want to be next to a specific group then you need to arrive at the same time. It will NOT be possible to "save" a space for any group. Please be aware of this before you arrive. Vehicles not driving in the parade will need to park as far off to the left side of the park road as possible. Please decorate all vehicles/floats.
As always, no 4-wheelers, go-carts, motorcycles, etc. will be allowed. All drivers must be adults, NO current student, regardless of age, may drive a float/vehicle in the parade. Vehicles must also have a passenger to help monitor riders. Floats with Elementary children must have adults riding on the floats with the children. No candy may be thrown from any vehicle or float, however, we will allow candy to be tossed by adults walking beside the float. Coaches/parents: please discuss with your children/players the importance of parade safety. The parade is a school sponsored activity so any misbehavior could result in disciplinary actions. For more information contact Missy DeLozier at If you have questions please use email to contact me. It is difficult to return phone calls during the school day. -- Missy DeLozier
Korean War Veteran To Visit Middle School Current Events Class

On Wednesday, September 25th, George Banasky, Command Chief Master Sergeant ANG/USAF Retired, who was with the 18th Fighter Wing in Korea from 1950 to 1953, will be speaking to Mrs. Rowden's Current Events classes at Collinsville Middle School. George, and 85 other Korean War veterans, recently received the Ambassador for Peace medal from South Korean Ambassador Sukbum Park, the consul-general for the Republic of Korea's Houston consulate, at the Claremore Veterans' Center.
George is quoted as saying, "I'm ready anytime. I'm not able, but I'm ready. I'd do it over again, no doubt," when asked about fighting in the Korean War again. The classes are looking forward to the presentation by Mr. Banasky.

-- Karen Rowden
Librarian/Current Events

Thank you for coming and doing the presentation last week. The students enjoyed it very much and remembered much of it after the class. I appreciate your having taken two hours out of your week to do that. The students especially enjoyed the photos of themselves and I hope you and I made the point stick for them that the things they are doing at school and in Collinsville are truly a part of history! Thanks again! It was a great class!

Karen Rowden
Librarian/Current Events

Ted Wright Note: I had the honor of presenting a Collinsville slideshow and speaking to Mrs. Rowden's classes last week. The topics ranged from Collinsville and newspaper history, to today's happenings (including their activities at Collinsville schools) which are current events today but tomorrow's history.