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Hornets Finally Back In Action At Assembly Hall

After playing 15 of their first 17 games on the road, the Nashville Hornets finally played consecutive games in front of the home crowd at Assembly Hall for the first time this season. The Hornets played on the road for almost a month as they played eight straight games away from Assembly Hall. Before taking…

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Hornettes Hold End Of The Year Banquet

The Nashville Hornettes volleyball team wrapped up the most successful season in program history with their volleyball banquet on January 11. The Hornettes finished 4th in IHSA Class 2A receiving the first State Trophy in school history. The Hornettes also won the SIRR Conference Mississippi Division for the first time since the 2014-15 school year.…

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Hornets Suffer First Losses Of The Season

After beginning the year with 15 straight wins, the Nashville Hornets boys basketball team hit a rough patch over Christmas break losing two straight games. After beating Mater Dei to advance to the Championship of the Mater Dei Christmas Tournament, the Hornets fell to Briarcrest Christian to close out the tournament. The Hornets would then…

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Bultman Surpasses 1000 Career Points

Nashville Hornets senior Bryce Bultman became the 15th member of the 1000 Point Club for the Hornet basketball program in Nashville’s loss to Briarcrest on December 29. After the Highland Shootout, Bultman has 1,045 career points. It puts him ten points behind Brad Stieg on the all-time points list, and just ahead of Kelly Cruser…

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Hornets Continue Strong Start

Everything is going right for the Hornets early in the season. The Hornets have started the season with a 14-0 record as they went into a matchup Friday night against Mater Dei at the 58th Annual Mater Dei Christmas Tournament. The Hornets won their final game before Christmas against Carterville, before defeating Metro-East Lutheran, Mascoutah,…

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Rockets Begin Play At Mater Dei Tournament

The Okawville Rockets started the Mater Dei Tournament with a 1-2 record. The Rockets picked up their lone win against Carlyle. Okawville dropped a close game to Highland, as well as a contest to Briarcrest Christiain out of Memphis Tennnessee. Pictured here is Jackson Harre throwing up a circus shot during the Rockets loss to…

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Hornettes Shock Carterville

The Nashville Hornettes girls basketball team had an up and down week this past week. Tuesday night at Assembly Hall, the Hornettes came back from being down double digits to shock the Carterville Lady Lions 46-43. The Hornettes next contest would not go as well as the Hornettes could not find a rhythm offensively in…

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Hornets Stay Undefeated

The Nashville Hornets boys basketball team continued their hot start to the season with three wins this season. The Hornets picked up road wins against Chester and Benton, as well as a conference win at home over Sparta. Nashville has a record of 10-0 this season. The Hornets have one more game before Christmas as…

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Heck Signs To Play For Wabash Valley College

  Another NCHS athlete has signed to continue athletics at the college level. NCHS senior Sophie Heck will continue her softball career at Wabash Valley College after graduation. Heck was the primary center fielder for the Hornettes last season, and will enter this season as one of the big bats in the Nashville lineup. Heck…

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Volleyball And Cross Country All-South Announced

The Southern Illinois Coaches Association released their SICA All-South teams this past week for Cross Country and Volleyball. The Nashville Hornettes volleyball team finished up an unbelievable season this year, which ended with the first state trophy in Nashville history. The team was rewarded this past week as the Southern Illinois Coaches Association released the…

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