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Junior Hornettes Advance In Regional

Nashville Middle School wrapped up its regular season with two wins by the Junior Hornettes before beating Sesser in the first round of regional play. Nashville crushed Salem 54-14 on Jan. 10. After building a double-digit lead in the first half, NMS put the game on ice with a 16-4 run in the third quarter.…

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Okawville Gymnast Named Champion

Zoe Todd, the 11-year-old daughter of Paul and Heather Todd, was chosen as the All-Around Champion at the 2015 St. Jude Benefit Gymnastics Meet at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont Jan. 10. The Modified Capital Cup formatted meet, hosted by GymNasti Gymnastics, featured over 2,300 gymnasts. The meet in its 24th year…

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Kuhn Named Coach Of The Year, Hornets Swarm Honors Lists

By Travis Volz A resurgent season by the Nashville Hornets put Nashville back on the high school football map, and a host of players have earned accolades for their gridiron performance during the fall. Headlining the honorees is the architect of the Hornets’ playoff season, head coach Tim Kuhn, who earned the Belleville News-Democrat Coach…

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Nashville Prevails Over Two Rivals

By Travis Volz It was rivalry weekend for the Hornets, and Nashville traveled to Pinckneyville and Okawville and came home with wins in each game. Contrasting styles were on display in Pinckneyville Friday, as a small and quick Panthers team took on a big, strong Nashville squad. Size prevailed as the Hornets finished on top…

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Hornettes Win Three Straight, Highland Tournament Looms

By Travis Volz Despite allowing Carbondale to control the pace of the game, the Nashville Hornettes found a way to win. Three Hornettes scored in double figures, and Nashville defended the home court with a 55-46 win over the Lady Terriers last Tuesday. “It wasn’t the pace we wanted,” Nashville coach Wayne Harre said after…

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St. Ann Wins Diocesan Tournament

The St. Ann Saints girls basketball team won the Belleville Diocesan Tournament by beating St. John-Smithton in the championship game. Front row, from left: Abby Maschhoff, Abby Grabowski, Abby Wesselmann and and Breanne Liggett. Back row: Coach Dan Varel, Sophie Heck, Annabelle Epplin, Kyleigh Guinzy, Anastasia Aydt, Delaney Varel and Coach Aaron Epplin.

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Titans Win Holy Cross 7th Grade Tournament

The Trinity-St. John/Immanuel Lutheran Titans won first place at Collinsville-Holy Cross 7th Grade Tournament held Jan. 8-11. The Titans beat Collinsville Good Shepherd 56-25 and Belleville Zion 34-33 to earn a spot in the title game. In the final contest, the Titans outscored Trinity Centralia 31-26 to capture the championship title. Front row, from left:…

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Stingers Place Second At IDTA Competition

The Nashville Community High School Stinger dance team’s pom dance and jazz number both finished in second place of class A at the Illinois Drill Team Association’s competition held at Edwardsville high school last Saturday. Alternate scoring for IHSA resulted in a commendable fourth place finish of ten class A and AA schools. Senior Kelsie…

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Nashville Overpowers Carterville 59-54 Saturday At Assembly Hall

By Travis Volz Utilizing their size and strength advantage, the Nashville Hornets overpowered Carterville Saturday in a matchup of two squads unbeaten in River-to-River Conference play. Despite leading comfortably for most of the first half, Nashville had to beat back a run by the smaller, quicker Lions late to hold on for the 59-54 win…

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Fast Start Lifts Hornettes To Win Over Okawville

Nashville’s Paige Kasten (3) and Emily Thompson (11) guard Okawville’s Mallory Unverfehrt during the Hornettes’ win over the Lady Rockets Saturday. By Travis Volz Scoring can be streaky, but defense never gets cold. That philosophy has served the Nashville Hornettes well over the years, and it did so again Saturday when they beat Okawville 48-24.…

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