The Nashville Hornets Boys
Basketball team wrapped up
another successful year with a banquet honoring the
basketball players as well as the Cheerleading squad. This year’s team finished 21-11, losing to Breese Central in the Sectional Championship.
The Hornets had a tough schedule this season that featured the Class 2A State Champion St. Joseph Ogden, the Class 2A Third Place team Breese Central, as well as seven teams that won their regional championship.
The Hornets battled through the season, finishing with Nashville’s 30th straight winning record. That is the longest current streak south of Highway 50. The Hornets also were able to grab a share of the conference crown, as they finished conference play with a 9-1 record. Their lone loss was to Pinckneyville.
The Hornettes cheerleading squad had an up and down season, as the team fought to overcome injuries all season long. The Hornettes cheerleading squad finished 14th out 26 teams in the small varsity division at the ICCA’s in January. The Hornettes did not get to compete at IHSA regionals this season due to injuries.
At the banquet, five basketball players, and three cheerleaders were given special awards for their hard work throughout the season.
Senior Alexis Engelman was presented with the Sportsmanship Award by NCHS Cheerleading coaches Roxzen Pelczynski and Mary Wilke. Freshman Jasmine Karrenbrock was presented with the Most Improved award. Senior Katie Dalaviras was presented with the Leadership Award for the Hornettes Cheerleading squad.
Each of the five seniors on the Hornets basketball team was presented with an award at the banquet. Royce Newman was given the award as the Team MVP. Both Ryan Kell, and Riley Edwards were presented with Hornet Awards by head coach Brad Weathers. Jaris Dalman was presented with the Outstanding Defensive Player Award. Brady Bultman was presented with the award for being the Hornets best free-throw shooter as well as the team’s assist leader on the season.