Past And Present: 40 Years Of Hornettes Basketball

Nashville Community High School celebrated the very first season of Hornette Basketball during halftime of the Nashville Hornettes game against Pinckneyville on December 21. The 1977-78 Hornettes played in just 10 games during their first season. Three games were cancelled due to weather. The 1977-78 Hornettes team finished with a 4-6 record. Pictured from the 1977-78 team is: Cheryl Krueger Ruggles, Nancy Sprehe Eigenrauch, Tammy Morris Ryterski, Sherrie Heseman Borowiak, Gail Kirgan Laskowski, Tammi Weihe Rounds, Lori Grote Brammeier, and Head Coach Helen Dude. Not in attendance from the 1977-78 team is: Julie Haertling Burgess, Deb Sowers Gorton, Jane Oxeman Elliott, Rose Szopinski Witges, Sara Rommelman Heinzman, Christy Thompson Merritt, Angie Sachtleben Jones, Kathy Guinzy Muenter, Darla Womble, Cissy White Patton, Shelly Bartling Harre, Shelly Kehrer Lawhorn, Mary Ann Vollmer, Carla Jones Blazier, and Carol Brinkmann (deceased). Pictured from the 2017-18 Hornettes basketball team is: Taylor Rapp, Rylee Luechtefeld, Olivia Cook, Addi Gale, Libby Ahlers, Emily Stern, Sophie Heck, Sabrina Kollbaum, Paige Kasten, Karly Stanowski, Rachael Kell, and Hornettes Coach Doug Althoff.

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