Thursday, February 9, 2012

Collinsville kids featured in national publication!

GameTime - The leading commercial playground equipment manufacturer of playgrounds, swings, slides and sports products for parks, schools, and childcare centers recently released its 2012 Playground Design Guide.  Children from Collinsville are featured on the cover and inside the guide.  One photo features the G2 Spinner that can only been seen on the playground in Collinsville.  Yes, we were the first to have this equipment.  Congratulations to Councilwoman Janet Osborn for working so hard on the annual Duck Race in May and other fundraisers to find funds for this much needed equipment.

Nathan Coker takes top Award

 Nathan Coker and G. Jack Wood,  ALFCA Excutive Director

Nathan Coker, son of James and Candace Coker, was awarded the Dr. Lawrence Lemak Scholarship at the Alabama Football Coaches Association banquet on January 28, 2012.  Dr. Lemak brought the 1996 Olympic Soccer Games to Birmingham and many other sports and sports medicine endeavors in his community and he was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame with the Distinguished Sportsman Award in 1997. Dr. Lemak was the first physician to be inducted into the AHSAA Hall of Fame due to his devotion to the care and safety of high school athletes in the state of Alabama.  The Lemak Scholarship is given on a state wide basis with grades, activities, and the character of the student athlete determining the winner.   Nathan received $1,500 in scholarship funds to be used at the college of his choice.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Shorter signs Collinsville Star Player Curtis Williams

A Signing Party was held Wednesday, February 1st at 9:30 a.m. in the field house of the Collinsville Panthers for Curtis Williams. Curtis will continue his football career at Shorter. His mother, Brenda Williams was on hand for this event. Several reporters were there and asked Curtis about his last season as a panther. Curtis said the players really came together as a team and didn’t let anything come between them-on the field or off.

Curtis Williams had a stellar senior season in which he had 32 tackles, 6 assist, 1 caused fumble, 1 recovered fumble, 7 interceptions, 3 returned for a touchdown, offensively 17 catches 482 yards and 8 TD's. Curtis was named first team 1A All-State, All-Region, All-County and Times-Journal All-County.

Collinsville Head Football Coach Alan Beckett said, "Curtis has had a great four years. His senior season was something to remember. This is a reflection of his and his teammate’s hard work."