Great Class! Great Year!
Photo essay of the Collinsville High School Class of 2015 in today's issue on the Front Page as well as on pages 4 and 5.
It ain’t over ‘til it’s over and you can’t count these guys out until the last out! The Diamond Cards took the regional championship last weekend over Pryor and two other teams and did it the hard way by winning two games in a row from the host Pryor Tigers on Saturday. They begin the state tournament today against Noble in Yukon, OK. Congrats, Cards! -- Norman Van Sickle / Times Star photo
IT WAS a busy news week for Collinsville. Soccer teams held homecoming with the queen and her court pictured above. From the left are Shelby West, Joelle Nelson, Lauren Wilson, Kylie Overholt, Queen Kaylee Sykes, Cason Overholt, Megan Bell and Courtney Wilson. Escorts and King included Gage Powers, Rylan Dilling, King Evan Zue, Cesar Perez and Cole Hadley. Far right, a car was found floating in the Caney Valley River north of Collinsville. When recovered, the body of Rafael Hernandez-Torres was discovered in the trunk with multiple gun shot wounds in an apparent murder. Rogers County is investigating. And against Grove on May 1st, Colllinsville’s Hayden Wichmann pitched a no-hitter at Pat Colpitt Field. Car photo was submitted. Others by Norman Van Sickle.
Main Street group wins state awards Pictured L to R are Collinsville representatives accepting the awards at the Main Street Awards Banquet: Mayor Bud York, C.D.I. Vice President Cyndee Green, Board Member Brook Hutchens, Board Member Christine Wilson, C.D.I. President Sherry Campbell, Program Manager Shelley Nachtigall, City Manager Pam Polk, and Commissioner Brad Francis. Story on Page 7 === Cards win at state track Freshman Hayden West and junior Sheaffer Smith stand atop the medal podium at the state track meet last Saturday in Yukon, OK where West took first and Smith took third for the Class 5A pole vault. Ellen Thomas won the state title for the 1600 meter run. See the complete story on Cardinal wins on page 6. -- submitted photo. === Collinsville High School Senior Girls are pictured here after being honored with the annual Senior Tea sponsored by the Collinsville Home Representative Club. The annual event is a tradition at CHS that goes back many decades. The event took place May 5th at Faith Fellowship Church. -- Norman Van Sickle / Times Star photo
Collinsville High School senior Cannon Vogel has been named to one of the nation’s top scholastic honors as a National Merit Scholarship recipient. Joined last week for a special presentation at CHS, Vogel is flanked above right by his parents Mitzi and Rick Vogel and by Superintendent of Schools Lance West, left and CHS Principal Jon Coleman, right. Below left are a few of the certificates presented to Cannon this year as he was named Academic All-State, his National Merit certificate and a proclamation from the Oklahoma State House of Representatives. Far right, Cannon was wearing his MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) shirt, where he has been accepted. Cannon also scored a perfect score on his ACT Tests. -- Times Star photos