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Shimkus Honors Hornettes’ State Championship

Congressman John Shimkus entered a statement into the permanent congressional record recognizing the Illinois State Champion Nashville Community High School Hornettes softball team.

“I would like to congratulate freshman Mackenzie McFeron for scoring the game’s only run, after reaching base on a bunt single, as well as senior Maci Ingram, who pitched for the team in all three state appearances,” said Shimkus.

On June 6 the Hornettes won the Class 2A State Championship in a 1-0 victory over Brimfield. Coach Dempsey Witte has led the team to three state trophies in the past four years.

The statement recognizes the entire coaching staff and team comprised of: Maci Ingram, Jordi Harre, Emily Thompson, Daley Buchanan, Karly Stanowski, Brooke Bartling, Paige Kasten, Dierdra Holzhauer, Brooke Burcham, Mackenzie McFeron, Jordan Stiegman, Alli Liske, Bethany Hinkle, Charlie Heck, Dakota Hunter, Patrick Weathers, Joey Lane, trainer John Becker, and head coach Dempsey Witte.

“I look forward to the continued success of the Nashville Hornettes and extend my best wishes for another outstanding season next year,” Shimkus said.

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