Two Hornettes Make All-Conference

By Brent Huelsmann The Southern Illinois River to River Conference announced their 2017-18 All-Conference teams this past week. Two Hornettes made the Mississippi Division All-Conference team, after a season in which the Hornettes finished 19-14. The Hornettes season came to an end in the Regional Semi-Finals against Wesclin on October 24. Seniors Paige Kasten and

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Harre Walks On At SIU-Edwardsville

Jordi Harre. By Brent Huelsmann Two years after she last played a game on the hardwood, former Hornettes Jordi Harre is getting back on the court. After high school, Harre previously played softball at Kaskaskia College, before transferring to SIU-Edwardsville. Harre is studying Mass Communications at SIU-Edwardsville. The Lady Cougars bolstered their bench before the

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Burcham To Play At Kaskaskia College

Brooke Burcham signed to play softball at Kaskaskia College after graduation. Brooke is pictured with her parents Matt and Sheila Burcham. Back Row from left to right: former NCHS softball coach Dempsey Witte, current NCHS softball coach Shaun Renth, NCHS Athletic Director Alicia Heggemeier, Kaskaskia College Softball coach Torey Crowell, and former Kaskaskia College Assistant

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TSJ/ILS Titans Open Season

The TSJ/ILS Titans finished fourth in the St. Mary’s Centralia Tournament. First Row:  Lucas Wajtowicz, Levi Traub, Dillon Teter, Parker Renken, Evan Perry, Dakota Bannert, Gaeb Kurtz, Connor Davis.  Second Row:  Coach Jim McGranahan, Owen Dunn, Jack Kroeger, Dominic Perry, John Blumhorst, Kendall Vallett, and Coach Ryan Blumhorst. The Trinity St. John/Immanuel Lutheran Titans opened

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St. Ann Picks Up Win Over Ashley

By Brent Huelsmann The St. Ann Saints picked up a win this past week as they defeated Ashley 42-17 at home on November 2. The Saints took the lead in the first quarter, and continued to hold the lead throughout. St. Ann took an 8-3 lead after the first quarter of play, as Tommy Herzog

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Jr. Hornettes Finish 3rd At Okawville Tournament

By Brent Huelsmann The Jr. Hornettes girls basketball team brought home third place at the Okawville Tournament this past week, as they picked up wins over Lebanon and Bartelso. The Jr. Hornettes dropped their only game of the tournament to Aviston. The Jr. Hornettes then returned back home on November 6 and defeated Trico. Nashville’s

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Frieda A. Schomaker

Frieda A. Schomaker Frieda A. Schomaker, 87, of New Baden, died Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Clinton Manor Living Center in New Baden. She was born November 12, 1929 in Aviston, daughter of Herman and Caroline (Kuhl) Wolters. She married Edwin Martin Schomaker in Aviston on January 13, 1953 and he preceded her in death on

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Melissa (Swoboda) Dolan

Melissa (Swoboda) Dolan Melissa Dolan passed away October 27, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born on July 31, 1959 to Edward and Charlotte Swoboda and grew up in Nashville. Melissa graduated from Nashville High School in 1977 and studied cosmetology at Kaskaskia College.  She

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Jr. Hornets Fall In Championship Of Okawville Tournament

By Brent Huelsmann The Nashville Middle School Jr. Hornets eighth grade boys basketball team tipped off their season with the Okawville Tournament this past week. Nashville went 2-1 in the tournament winning both of their games in pool play before falling in the Championship game. The Jr. Hornets began the tournament with a 42-27 win

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