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Boys Cross Country Results
By Michael Trotter
  Nashville finished second out of 13 teams in last week’s Carterville Invitational with 132 points. Herrin’s runners dominated the race and easily took first place with 59 points while the host
lions were third with 140. The Hornets placed two runners in the top seven finishers. Brayden Hunter was sixth in a time of 17:21 and Evan Eberhart was seventh in 17:25. Other top finishers for Nashville were Silas Hill (26th-18:42), Brody Meyer (37th-19:19) and Noah Szopinski (73rd-21:20).
  At the Chester Invitational on Thursday the Hornets placed fourth out of 10 teams with a score of 129. Pinckneyville was first with 37, Okawville finished second with 96 and Columbia was third with 107. Hunter and Eberhart again led the way for Nashville. Hunter was fifth in 17:07 and Eberhart was seventh in 17:27. Other Nashville runners included Hill (24th-19:24), Meyer (38th-20:00)- and Marcus Bartolotta (77th-23:11).
Nashville Girls in Two Meets
By Michael Trotter
  Last week the Nashville girls cross country squad took fourth place out of 11 teams at the Carterville Invitational with 118 points. Anna-Jonesboro’s squad turned in a solid performance, winning the meet with 31 points as they had five of first twelve finishers. Carterville was second with 65 and DuQuoin was third with 86. Top runners for the Hornettes were Olivia Verges (9th-20:27), Korbi Rhine (22nd-22:32), Adi Wilson (26th-23:00), Kali Heggemeier (33rd-23:42) and Aubrey Fernandez (45th-24:08).
  On Thursday at the Chester Invitational, Nashville took second out of six teams with a score of 41 points. They were very close to first place Pinckneyville, who won with a score of 37. Okawville was third with 76. Verges again led the way for the Hornettes, taking third in a time of 20:00. Other Nashville runners included Rhine (7th-22:24), Wilson (8th-22:32), Fernandez (11th-23:12) and Heggemeier (12th-23:17).
Nashville Golf Advances
By Michael Trotter
  Nashville’s boys golf squad wrapped up the regular season last Monday with a three-way match at Green Hills. the Hornets won the event with a score of 169, Wesclin was second with 176 and Mt. Vernon was third with 184. Parker Renken finished the nine holes in 38 strokes to take first place overall. Collin Rolf had a score of 43 and Brady Stein and Miles Taylor both shot a 44.
  Regional tournaments took place on Wednesday with Nashville assigned to the 1A Wesclin Tournament. The Hornets finished third and qualified for this week’s Effingham St. Anthony Sectional. Gibault was the regional champion with 352 points, Okawville was second with 354 and Nashville had 355. Renken was Nashville’s top golfer, finishing fourth overall with a scotre of 84. Taylor and Rolf both shot an 88 and tied for 11th while Stein was tied for 24th with 95.

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