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Wild Finish Sends Hornets to State Title Game

Well Hornet fans, it’s time to book your hotels and fuel up your vehicles, because the boys in blue are heading back to Huskie Stadium at Northern Illinois University for the State Championship game. It is their second trip to the title game in as many seasons. Oddly enough, it was a similar road as…

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RLC Women’s Basketball Preview

INA, IL (Oct. 20, 2021) – The Rend Lake Lady Warriors are looking to be bigger, faster and stronger this year in hopes of building upon the success of seasons past.      “We look to be one of the first women’s teams at Rend Lake in many years to go to the National Tournament,” Head Coach…

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Regional Champs!

By Michael Trotter   in the semifinals of last week’s Red Bud Volleyball Regional Nashville defeated Sparta 25-17, 25-13.  The Hornettes jumped out to an early 8-1 lead in the first set. Sparta came back to within two points a few times but Nashville held on. Set two was easier as the Hornettes led by…

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Hornets Tame Mustangs; Advance to Second Round

Playoff football returned to Nashville on Saturday. The Hornets were tasked with the Mendon-Unity Mustangs. Nashville (9-1) is ranked #6 in the Class 2A playoff bracket this season. A Nolan Heggemeier interception put the Hornets at the Unity 42 yard line early on with a prime chance to score first, and it eventually happened at…

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Big Night For The Hornets

In non-conference football action Friday night Nashville completely dominated Wesclin for a 42-8 win. The Hornets did all of their damage in an impressive first half. The opening drive only took three plays and ended with a touchdown run by Connor Gladson. In the last few minutes of the first quarter Nashville scored on a…

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Huge Week for Hornettes

By: Michael Trotter Nashville’s volleyball squad has spent the early part of this season ranked number one in the Deep South Volleyball Coaches Poll. That shouldn’t change after a week that saw the Hornettes defeat two other top 10 teams in regular season action and five teams in the Rangerette Classic.   On Wednesday Nashville…

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Nashville Native Makes NFL Debut

Starting at Right Guard for the Green Bay Packers, number 70, Royce Newman. It was not too long ago that Nashville fans were watching the 6’6 big man suit up in the traditional red, blue, and white colors as a Hornet. Five years later, the colors are green and yellow.  “It feels like just yesterday…

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Lady Hornettes Track Team Becomes Sectional Champs

By Michael Trotter   Last Tuesday the Hornettes track team competed in the girls sectional meet held at Belleville Althoff. It was a two-team battle for the championship as Nashville finished with 145 points while the host squad took second with 134 points. Alton Marquette was the best of the other 11 teams but finished…

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Hornettes Win Two

By Michael Trotter   Nashville’s girls basketball team started their week with a 59-43 win over Sparta on Monday night. Nashville dominated the first half and led 31-12 by halftime. The Lady Bulldogs did stage a bit of a rally by outscoring the Hornettes by six in the third quarter, but Nashville was able to…

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