Area Sports

Hornets Place First at Mascoutah Tournament

The Hornets continued play in the Mascoutah Tip-Off Classic Tuesday against the Waterloo Bulldogs. The Hornets only allowed the Bulldogs to score 19 points in route to a 42-19 victory. Carson Parker and Tristen Hercules both finished in double figures for the Hornets. Parker finished with 17, and Hercules finished with 13. Nolan Heggemeier hit…

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Hornettes Win Three

After a 3-1 second place finish in their tournament to open the season, the Hornette basketball team took the floor again Tuesday against the Anna-Jonesboro Lady Comets. At the end of the first quarter, the Lady Comets held a slight advantage over the Hornettes. Going into the second quarter the Hornettes were looking at a…

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Hornettes Take Second At Thanksgiving Tournament

Less than a year removed from their crushing defeat in the Super-Sectional game against the Wooden Shoes, the Hornette’s basketball team began the new campaign Monday at their annual Thanksgiving tournament. Their first matchup of the season came against the Mascoutah Lady Indians. It was a very tightly contested first quarter, but the Hornettes’ were…

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Hornets Open Up Season at Mascoutah

After finishing second in state a year ago, the Nashville Hornets kicked off another season Monday at the Mascoutah Tip-Off Classic against Columbia. With Wayne Harre in his third season at the helm, the Hornets are already dealing with some adversity. Due to the football team advancing to the state final and Matt Anderson being…

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Playoff Preview: State Championship Game

The Hornets will face Sterling Newman Catholic High School for the 2A crown in Dekalb 1 pm Friday afternoon. After their respective wins on Saturday both teams have matching 12-1 records. The Comets have won five state titles since 1990 along with 27 playoff appearances. They are coming off a 21-7 road victory over Minonck.…

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‘We’re Going To State, Baby!’

When asked about his feelings after Nashville’s (12-1) semi-final win over Decatur St. Teresa’s, Nashville Head Coach Stephen Kozuzsek was short and sweet. “It’s hard to put into words, excited, relief is probably fitting too,” Kozuszek said after the Hornets defeated the Bulldogs (11-2) 35-21 Saturday to advance to the Class 2A State Championship game.…

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Parker To Play at McKendree

On Thursday, Nashville had another one of their own sign on to play sports at the collegiate level. This time, it was Carson Parker who signed on to continue his basketball career at McKendree University. Nashville Head Coach Wayne Harre believes Parker’s best attribute at the next level will be his versatility. “He can play…

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Playoff Preview: Nashville versus Decatur St. Teresa

After their home victory Saturday, the Hornets will yet again soldier up north for a 1:00 p.m. 2A State Semifinal matchup against the Decatur St. Teresas Bulldogs. The two teams have matching 11-1 records on the season. Decatur is coming off of a convincing 34-6 beat down of Auburn. As was Pana’s, the Bulldog’s offense…

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