The Nashville Hornets boys basketball team has been around for over 100 years, and has compiled over 1,700 wins to this day. The 2018-19 Nashville Hornets put their name in the NCHS history books. The Hornets finished the year at 35-3. The 35 wins broke the NCHS School record of wins in a season, which was set by the 1949 Hornets, and the 2007 Hornets.
Hornets coach Wayne Harre talked about setting a new record after the State Championship game. “That’s a lot of wins. When they expanded those games, I didn’t know if I wanted to play 31 games. We ended up playing them. It’s a tough schedule. It seems like your playing three games a week all the time. These guys accepted the challenge. Night in and night out. They played. I don’t think we ever had an issue of getting after it. To win 35 games, that is a lot. That means your playing solid basketball every night, and that is what we did. That’s how these kids play, and that’s a statement on how they do things. They set a a great example for our younger kids. Again it’s a lot of wins. It’s a lot of gameplanning, but it is well worth it when things work out right.”
The Hornets played a tough schedule this season, with road wins over Mater Dei, Benton, Chester, as well as neutral court wins over Teutopolis, Alton Marquette, and Effingham. At the state tournament the Hornets defeated GCMS, who went into the game with a 30 game winning streak.
The Hornets won the SIRR Conference Mississippi Division as well as the Wesclin/Mascoutah Tip-Off Classic, and the Nashville Invitational Tournament. Nashville finished second at the Mater Dei Christmas Tournament.. The Hornets also competed in the Scott Credit Union Shootout, in Edwardsville, and the Highland Shootout. Two of the Hornets three losses this season came to teams that won a State Championship. Chicago Orr defeated Nashville in the Class 2A State Championship. Briarcrest Christian won the 2019 Division II Class AA State Boys’ Basketball Championship in Tennessee.