Collinsville, Oklahoma
September 8, 2013
Miscellaneous News
Sports Updates: JV Volleyball + CHS Softball
+ JrHi Football At Grove
Rodrock Fundraisers Sept 12 & 13

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CHS JV Volleyball Won
Victory Christian Tournament
JV volleyball girls went undefeated in the Victory Christian tournament today! -- Toni Slagle (9/5/2013)
Two Chances To Help Tony Rodrock This Week
Two benefit fundraisers for Collinsville's Tony Rodrock will be held this Thursday at Have Your Cake and Eat It Too, in downtown Collinsville and another Friday afternoon and evening at Wilson Elementary's Cafeteria just prior to the football game between Collinsville and Catoosa at Collinsville's Sallee Field.

Tony, a 2012 graduate of Collinsville High School, attended Barnabas Prep school in Purdy, MO last year and is attempting to raise enough money to go back this year and participate in their second year program where he will not only go to school but will work at the school gaining lifestyle skills to help him in the future.

Barnabas Prep is an independent living- learning experience that extends the long tradition of Christian ministry of Camp Barnabas beyond the summer and into the daily lives of young adults with special needs.

The school is designed to help young adults move closer to reaching their full potential and to guide each student toward a meaningful life of independence and spiritual growth. In the beautiful setting of the Purdy, Missouri campus, students have the opportunity to learn and grow spiritually with Christ, individually through life and career skills and relationally in a community living environment. Barnabas fellows live and work alongside each student to assist them in their daily living and learning needs.

Thursday's fundraiser happens from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Have Your Cake and Eat It Too, 912 W. Main. The downtown eatery will donate 15 percent of all sales that day to Tony's school expenses. Interestingly, Thursday, Sept. 12, is National Encouragement Day. With a wide and varied menu and delightful desserts, you are bound to find something good for your tastes at the event.

Stacie McCracken and Jody Harper are owners there and if you have questions, call them at (918) 371-4505 for information.

The fundraising event Friday afternoon begins at 4:30 p.m. with a barbecue sandwich and chips dinner for $5 per person. Tickets are available at the door. There will also be a silent auction that afternoon and evening prior to the varsity football game at Sallee Field. Reportedly there will be a big screen tv, OU and OSU blankets and many other items to bid on. Bidding winners will be announced at the game Friday, organizers announced this week.

Mark your calendars now for this Thursday and Friday evening and make it a part of your dining plans to attend both fundraisers on behalf of Tony.

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-- Bill Johnston (9/8/2013)
CHS Softball Report by Missy DeLozier
(9/7/2013 from Facebook):
Proud of the Lady Cardinals this weekend! (at Sand Springs Tournament). They won 4 games and lost 1 in international tie breaker. We beat Union 3 to 1 in our last game today. We were losing 1 to 0 until a late rally and we scored 3. Then played some awesome defense, held them and won! Our record is now 14 wins and 8 losses. 4 of those losses were in extra innings. We are holding our own and giving everyone a run for their money with this very young team!! It's GREAT to be a Cardinal!
And we have out scored our opponents 144 to 46!!

The Collinsville Cardinals junior high football teams traveled to Grove for the season opener this past Thursday night. The non conference contests proved to be an exciting event. The Ridgerunners have petitioned to become a member of the Metro Lakes Conference and will get my vote to enter the 5A conference. Grove has a first class program with well coached players.

The 7th grade game was a slugfest. The defenses of both teams were dominating. Both teams had a “bend not break” approach. On the last play of the contest with the score tied 6 to 6, the Ridgerunners scored as time expired. The coaches are very proud of our 7th grade team. They played with heart. We will get better. No injuries were reported.

The 8th grade score was not an indicator of how the Cardinals played. The offense of the Cardinals was all about ball control. The Cardinals in their new two tight end offense and under center exchange proved to be the right answer for our personnel. On the other side of the ball, the Ridgerunners had a BIG QB. The Cards had a hard time tackling the BIG QB. Score 26-8 Grove wins. The coaches are very proud of the improvement the 8th grade team is demonstrating. We will continue to improve. No injuries were reported.

The 9th grade game was about Dominance. The offense, defense and kicking game of the Cardinals kicked the feathers out of Ridgerunners tail. The offense demonstrated a brutal running game and an aerobatic passing assault. The Cardinal defense was just overwhelming for the Ridgerunners. The Cardinal kicking game was flawless with 5 PAT kicks. Cardinals win 35-0. No injuries were reported.

The Cardinals will host the Claremore Zebras Thursday September 12 at Sallee Field. The Metro Lakes Conference contest begins at 5pm. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for students. Hope to see you there.

Coach’m up

Tom Redding 918-607-8423