Collinsville, Oklahoma
May 17, 2013
Miscellaneous News
Linsey Curtis Completes RSU Softball /
Cardinal Softball Camp /
FFA State Convention

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Linsey Curtis Completes
RSU Softball Career
CLAREMORE, Okla. - The Rogers State softball team ended its season on Wednesday afternoon, falling to top-seeded Williams Baptist (Ark.) in the NAIA Opening Round-Rogers State Bracket championship game.

Seven Hillcat seniors played their final game in RSU red and blue. Niki Keck, Shona Guerrero, Ashlee Dillman, Shelby Brogdon, Linsey Curtis, Katrina Loy and Ashlie Fauchier made immense contributions to the program during their time on College Hill.

Rogers State (40-18) ended its season and Head Coach Mark Dicus’ era as the team’s skipper came to an end. The team reached 40 wins for the first time in Dicus’ five-year reign and made their first national tournament appearance.

For more information about RSU softball visit

Sara Williams
Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations

Cardinal Softball Camp (May 28-29-30)
Cardinal Softball Camp MAY 28th, 29th, & 30th

CAMP STAFF: The High School Coaching staff assisted by the High School Softball Team. Head coach: Mike Henry. Assistants: Rhonda Rogers, Ryan Frame and Michelle Sparks.

COST: The cost to attend the camp will be $45 per camper. Families with more than one camper pay $20 for each extra child. This fee includes instruction, a camp T-shirt, and awards given to outstanding performances on completion of various competitions. *Call for info on team costs.

SCHEDULE: Camp will include the 10U, 8U, & 6U’s in the morning sessions, the 15U’s and the 12U’s in the evening sessions.
Camp registration: 8:30am May 28th (May pick up camp T-shirt)
10U / 8U / 6U – 9:00am to 11:30am (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)
Camp registration: 12:30pm May 28th (May pick up camp T-shirt)
15U / 12U – 1:00pm to 3:30pm (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)

GOALS: To cover every aspect of the game of softball (defensively and offensively) and to recognize the importance of playing as a team. The girls will be put through a series of exercises and drills in different areas of the game. Please wear appropriate clothing for practicing.

EQUIPMENT: Softball glove, bat, helmet, and shoes for outdoors and indoors if weather is bad.

ENROLLMENT: Please print entry form below and mail in or call in enrollment by May 23rd
to receive camp shirts on first day of camp. You may enroll in camp on any day up to and on Registration day.
Collinsville High School Make checks payable to: Mike Henry
Attn: Collinsville Softball
2400 W. Broadway
Collinsville, OK 74021
Call In Entry: Coach Henry 693 - 4686
Coach Rogers 629 – 1686

Collinsville FFA Members Recognized
at the 87th State Convention

Michaela Branen and her 1st place
State Proficiency Award Plaque

Several Collinsville FFA members traveled to Oklahoma City on April 30, 2013. We had several members who we would like to recognize for their efforts and achievements. First of all, Michaela Branen and Brianna McKinney both received their State FFA Degree which is an honor that only a few hundred students receive each year out of approximately 24,000 members in the state. Three members, Dustin Burch, Michaela Branen, and Brianna McKinney received a career passport in Animal Science- Animal Production Assistant. This award requires each student to pass a comprehensive test over the topic area with a score of at least 80%. Upon passing the test the Oklahoma Department of Careertech deems these individuals knowledgeable enough to be an efficient worker in the field.

We also had an individual win a state proficiency award. Out of all of the members across the state who apply for the award only the top three in the state are recognized and we are proud to say Michaela Branen won the First Place State Proficiency Award in the area of Landscape Management. In addition you will see another article posted in the near future regarding the Legislative Dinner held at convention. Collinsville FFA was chosen to attend this year. This dinner gives one member and the chapter advisor the opportunity to host the local Senators and Representatives at a dinner and the chance to personally thank them for all their work in supporting us.

All in all, it was a great trip and as the Chapter Advisor, I was very proud of all those in attendance and their efforts leading up to the awards they were recognized for.

-- Jennifer Burge (5/13/2013)

Dustin Burch and Colt Compton


Brianna Mckinney, Dustin Burch, and Michaela Branen with their Career Passport Awards