Wesselmann signs with McKendree Univerisity

Abby Wesselmann is continuing her athletic career by becoming a Bearcat. Wesselmann, who just finished her sophomore year at Rend Lake College, recently signed her letter of intent to play beach volleyball for McKendree University. “I am so excited to keep my athletic career going,” Wesselman said. “It was always my plan to continue myContinue reading “Wesselmann signs with McKendree Univerisity”

Local players to suit up for Friday’s All-Star game

The 43rd Annual Benton Lions All-Star Classic brings the best local high school players for a night back out on the court. Rend Lake College will host the event on Friday, March 25. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the entry is $5. Several Washington County players are Nashville’s Emily Schnitker and Alyssa Cole andContinue reading “Local players to suit up for Friday’s All-Star game”

Nashville punches ticket for state title game in double-overtime thriller

Stellar defense has won several Hornet games this season, but the stakes were never higher as Nashville shocks the DePaul College Prep Rams in the Class 2A state semi-final game in double overtime, 31-24, at the State Farm Center in Champaign. Both Nashville and DePaul matched defensive energies from the start, but the Hornets keptContinue reading “Nashville punches ticket for state title game in double-overtime thriller”

On to Super-Sectional: Hornet outlast Breese Central in overtime, win sectional championship

The Nashville Hornets advance to the Super-Sectional after a thriller of a championship game, winning 47-45 over Breese Central in overtime. A couple of Hornet players scored in double figures. Hoepker finished with a game-high 23 points, scoring 17 in the second half. Senior Isaac Turner had 17, which included four three-pointers in the firstContinue reading “On to Super-Sectional: Hornet outlast Breese Central in overtime, win sectional championship”

Regional brackets announced for local Class S, M volleyball tournaments

The Nashville Jr. Hornettes nabbed the number one seed in the upcoming SIJHSAA Class M Regional tournament. The regional will begin on March 17 at 5 p.m. at Nashville Middle School, facing off against fourth-seeded Pinckneyville. No. 2 Trico will then play No. 3 Sparta at 6 p.m. The winners of both games will advanceContinue reading “Regional brackets announced for local Class S, M volleyball tournaments”

Hornets win regional championship in overtime

The Nashville Hornets battled back a nail-biting last two minutes in regulation to own overtime and defeat conference foe Pinckneyville 51-42 in the Class 2A regional championship in DuQuoin Friday night. The Hornets led by as much as 15 points in the second quarter, but the Panthers were able to claw their way back intoContinue reading “Hornets win regional championship in overtime”

Bultman hits his 1,000th point for McKendree

McKendree University men’s basketball junior and Nashville Community High School alum Bryson Bultman secured his spot in Bearcat history Wednesday night, scoring his 1,000th point. The 6’5″ guard scored the milestone bucket on his first score within the second minute of the season home finale against Lindenwood. The Bearcats (13-10, 9-10 in GLVC) came up short, 78-74,Continue reading “Bultman hits his 1,000th point for McKendree”

Hornettes win fifth straight regional title

Nashville overcame a scoreless first quarter to battle back against the Breese Central Cougars on their home court and take their regional championship, 39-30. Breese began the game on a tear, dominating the first quarter and much of the second with a 14-0 lead. Nashville was able to maintain composure and push through. Alyssa ColeContinue reading “Hornettes win fifth straight regional title”

Jr. Hornets to play in Class M state championship tonight

The Nashville Jr. Hornets will square off against Goreville tonight at Okawville in hopes of adding some state hardware. The SIJHSAA Class M State Championship game begins at 7:30 p.m. The Hornets are undefeated this season. They advanced to the title game after breezing past Fairfield on Tuesday, 41-15. Coach Will Reinburg was recognized forContinue reading “Jr. Hornets to play in Class M state championship tonight”

Hornets, Titans advance to state

A couple of local teams are headed back to the SIJHSAA state tournament this February after winning their respective regional games Saturday. The Nashville Jr. Hornets remained perfect after winning their regional and beating Carlyle 57-18. The boys will face off against Sparta on Friday, Feb. 4, at Okawville High School in the Class MContinue reading “Hornets, Titans advance to state”