Collinsville, Oklahoma
April 10, 2013
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Hwy 75-116th St Upgrade /
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RSU Hillcat Women finish Second at OBU Spring Invitational (Paige DeLozier 28th)

Rogers State women’s golf with the second place trophy from the OBU Spring Invitational (photo by Lynn Blevins).
Paige DeLozier (CHS 2010) is on the far left
April 9, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY – No. 21-ranked Rogers State women’s golf trimmed 19 strokes off its day one score on the way to a second place finish at the OBU Spring Invitational which wrapped up Tuesday at Earlywine Golf Club.

After a round of 335 by the Hillcats on Monday in the opening round of action, coach Lynn Blevins’ squad shot 316 at the par 72, 5,896 yard course for a team final score of 651.

Junior Whitney Hocutt returned to the groove Hillcat fans expect out of the Claremore, Okla. native as she closed out the Bison hosted tournament with a five-over-par 77 Tuesday. Hocutt shot an 82 in the opening round finishing 15-over par for the tournament with a 159 to finish in sixth place.

Raquel Trevino continued her sharp shooting ways with rounds of 80-82 for a 162 tournament card to tie for ninth. Sophomore Cecilie Nordahl improved upon a first round 87 as she dropped ten strokes in the closing round of the tournament with a round of 77. The native of Norway finished tied for 12th.

Brooke Fern penciled a second round score of 80 on the way to a 166 total for 16th place while fellow freshman Chelsea Burney rounded out the Hillcat five with a 25th place finish in the 36 player field.

Hillcat freshman Kelsey Stuever playing as an individual shot 83-82 on the way to a 15th place finish with a 165 tournament card. Paige DeLozier finished at 28th in her second tournament of the season as the Collinsville, Okla. native played as an individual.

No. 20-ranked Bellevue University claimed the team titled with a 624 tournament card while as the Bruins’ Maria Saavedra shot six-over-par 150 for the two-round individual crown.

Rogers State will return to action on April 22-23 at Dornick Hills Country Club in Ardmore, Okla. for the 2013 Sooner Athletic Conference Championship.

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TEAM SCORES: 1. Bellevue University 317-307—624; 2. Rogers State U. 335-316—651; 3. Oklahoma Baptist U. 340-325—665; 4. Seminole State CC-OK 347-333—680; 5. McMurry University 332-350—682; 6. Ouachita Baptist U. 463-440—903

TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS: 1. Maria Saavedra Bellevue 77 -73—150; T2. Alejandra Arellano Semnl StCC 79-77—156; T2. Renee Santoyo Bellevue 78-78—156; 4. Natalia Soria Bellevue 81- 76—157; 5. Whitney Manley OK Baptist 82-76—158

RSU SCORES: 6. Whitney Hocutt 82- 77—159; T9. Raquel Trevino 80- 82—162; T12. Cecilie Nordahl 87- 77—164; 15. Kelsey Stuever 83- 82—165; 16. Brooke Fern 86- 80—166; 25. Chelsea Burney 92- 88—180; 28. Paige DeLozier 91- 94—185;

Steve Braun
Sports Information Director

Collinsville Community Garden Update
Maureen Wright Submitted the following four photo of activities at the new community garden near the Victory Cherokee Organization building just off north 12th Street. (Story Below)
Collinsville Youth Football
Sign ups are from April 1st-June 1st. Go to to register.
Safer Crossing Coming To Highway 75 and 116th St. N.
Signs of the future overpass at 116th Street North and Highway 75 are closer to reality with construction begun in January 2013. The street is closed east-west until construction is completed. This will replace the previous dangerous (& often deadly) unregulated crossing. ODOT moved this construction up from future year plans. There are still plenty of other unsafe crossings of Highway 75 and 169 in the Collinsville area but it will be nice to have this one upgraded.
Meadowcreek Methodist Add-On
Happened by the Meadowcreek United Methodist Church recently and noticed the new fellowship / nursury building was still under construction. (Previous Coverage)
What’s Growing On?
Mud is good for the skin

A friend of mine recently said, “Working with one’s hands, especially in the dirt is good for the mind and soul”. That friend also recently said, “Mud is good for the skin!” Our Victory Community Garden has had plenty of that lately. For this we are grateful. We will take all the rain we can get! On March 15th a great group of volunteers came together to build raised beds and move dirt. Now we have eight raised beds ready for plants and gardeners eager to grow. Members of the community have claimed these eight beds, but if there is more interest, we can build more beds! Victory Community Garden has recently been awarded The Grassroots Grant as part of ScottsMiracle-Gro’s commitment to develop 1,000 gardens and green spaces in the U.S. Canada and Europe by 2018. This funding will be used to further enhance the garden and to buy the supplies we need to keep growing. More good news comes from the Espoma Company who has agreed to supply our garden with organic plant food for our beginning projects. Now if only the weather will cooperate! The nights have been too cool, so for now we wait about a week before we plant. Our next project will be to build a hoop house with the FFA students once the mud dries up. We can assume that is happening this week, unless our Oklahoma weather brings us a foot of snow. One never knows! In the meantime if anyone is interested in learning how to make compost, Grogg’s Green Barn in Tulsa is offering a free class on the subject at 10:30am on April 13th. Fellow Master Gardener, Steve Wood will be conducting this class. This man knows his manure!

For those of you starting your own gardens at home, consider community gardening. It’s a great forum for sharing growing tips and troubleshooting when there is a problem. It is also an opportunity to create friendships with those who share a common interest and to teach our younger generation the importance of food security and sustainability. The greatest benefit of all, naturally being, you get to eat what you grow. After gardening, eating is my favorite past time.

In order to have a successful garden, the OSU Extension Service recommends gardener follow a few rules. The following tips may help to prevent some common garden problems from occurring, or help overcome those that do arise:
• Sample soil and have it tested every three to four years.
• Apply fertilizers in the recommended manner and amount.
• Make use of organic materials such as compost where available.
• Use recommended varieties.
• Thin plants when small.
• Use mulches to conserve moisture, control weeds, and reduce fruit rots.
• Avoid excessive walking and working in the garden when foliage and soil are wet.
• Examine the garden often to keep ahead of potential problems.
• Keep the garden free of weeds, insects, and diseases.
• Wash and clean tools and sprayers after use.
• Rotate specific crop family locations each year to avoid insect and disease buildup.
• When possible, harvest vegetables during the cool hours of the day.

If you would like a community garden spot, it is free. Call me, Maureen Wright, Garden Administrator @ 918.636.2656. All you need to do is respect the land and take care of your plants. Happy growing everyone.