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Hackstadt To Play At SIU-Edwardsville

Madison Hackstadt signed to play basketball at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Madison is sitting next to her parents Neal and Angie Hackstadt. The back row is Okawville High School Athletic Director Jon Kraus, Okawville High School basketball coach Michelle Hasheider-Burianek, and Okawville High School principal Keith Senior. By Brent Huelsmann Okawville senior Madison Hackstadt has

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21st Annual Feeder School Shootout

Area teams got on the floor of Assembly Hall for the 21st Annual Feeder School Shootout. Ashley, Hoyleton/Grand Prairie, Nashville, TSJ/ILS, Oakdale, and St. Ann all competed, as well as non-feeder schools Carlyle and Willow Grove. In the first matchup of the  night, Ashley defeated Hoyleton Grand Prairie 49-27. The second game of the night

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Hornet Harriers Head To State

Hornet Harriers Head To State By Brent Huelsmann The NCHS fall sports season wrapped up this past week at the IHSA Class 1A State Cross Country Meet, held at Detweiller Park in Peoria. All of the runners battled tough conditions as rain made the course muddy and slick. The NCHS Girls Cross Country team, as

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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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Hornettes Season Ends At Regionals

Senior Paige Kasten sets the ball up high during the Hornettes season ending loss to Wesclin. By Brent Huelsmann For the second time in the past three seasons, the Nashville Hornettes volleyball team saw their season come to an end at the hands of the Wesclin Warriors. The Hornettes went into the IHSA Class 1A

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NCHS Cross Country Headed To State

The Hornettes Cross Country team won the first Cross Country Sectional title in NCHS history this past Saturday. Back Row: Brittnie Bartling, Jaylyn Bower, Sabrina Kollbaum, and Destyn Hausner-Mills. Front Row: Kiley Heidel, Havalen Pierce, and Grace Maschhoff. By Brent Huelsmann It was a chilly day at the IHSA Class 1A Benton Sectional, as the

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Hornettes Close Out Regular Season

Mackenzie McFeron slams a ball past the Mater Dei defenders during the Hornettes loss to the Lady Knights on October 19. By Brent Huelsmann The Nashville Hornettes volleyball team finished out the regular season with back-to-back losses to Murphysboro and Mater Dei. The Hornettes finished out the regular season with a 19-13 record. Nashville began

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Hornets Shock West Frankfort

Tabor Kozuszek looks for room to run during the Hornets thrilling 42-38 win over West Frankfort. By Brent Huelsmann One year after the Redbirds knocked the Hornets out of the IHSA Playoffs, Nashville returned the favor. The Hornets scored with 13 seconds remaining to shock West Frankfort 42-38 on Friday night. Although they knocked West

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