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NMS volleyball wins two, loses one

Nashville Middle School volleyball won two and lost one over the last week.    The Jr. Hornettes defeated Woodlawn 25-14, 26-24 on February 7.   The Jr. Hornettes defeated Sparta on February 8 by the score of 25-17, 25-21.   The Jr. Hornettes lost to Murphysboro 25-17, 25-22 on February 12.   The JV team…

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NCHS varsity scholar bowl wins one, loses two

  The NCHS varsity scholar bowl team lost 340-110 to Carterville, lost 270-190 to Massac County and beat Benton 190-70 on Thursday, February 1.    Against Carterville, Griffin Bochantin had 3 tossups, Jaylin Stofferahn had 1 and Isaac Wrzesinski had 1. Against Massac County, Bochantin had 3, Stofferahn had 3, Paul Campanella had 1 and…

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Jr. Lady Rockets win four of five

By Brian Frederking   The Okawville Junior Lady Rockets volleyball team won four of five matches last week, including a second place finish at the Pinckneyville 204 Tournament, to improve their record to 9-2.    The week began with an exciting victory over the defending Class S state champion Germantown 27-26, 25-27, 17-15. The offense…

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Lady Titans compete in Springfield

By Josh Galliano    This past weekend, the ILS/TSJ Lady Titans travelled to Springfield, Illinois for a tournament hosted by Trinity Lutheran Springfield. The Lady Titans were the top-seeded returning champions of this tournament, which featured Lutheran schools from Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri. The tournament showcased some rematches from earlier tournaments this season. Saturday…

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Rockets Beat New Athens, Fall at Wesclin

By Larry Thoeming Okawville’s Rockets split a pair of games last week, beating New Athens 57-34 but falling at Wesclin by a 47-32 margin.    Rocket Post Man Aidan Anderson put up a double-double against the Yellowjackets by scoring 20 points while garnering 10 rebounds to lead his mates to their ninth win of the season. …

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NCHS boys basketball lose two

NCHS boys basketball lost a pair of games last week to fall to 16-13 overall and 5-4 in conference.   The Hornets lost to Benton at home 59-49 on Tuesday, February 6. The Hornets trailed 24-7 after one quarter, 34-21 at halftime and 43-33 after three quarters. Maddox Ritzel had 23 points, Ty Schoenherr and…

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Lady Rockets Take to Tournament Trail

  By Larry Thoeming Coach Haylee Bowers’s Lady Rockets closed out their regular season last week with a commanding 44-19 win over the Wesclin Lady Warriors. Okawville ended with an overall record of 18-11, including an 8-2 mark in Cahokia Conference play, finishing in second place behind the Conference Champion, the unbeaten Carlyle Lady Indians.…

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NMS boys basketball places second at state

By Matt Wilson    The Nashville Middle School boys basketball team took second place in the Class M state tournament following a 48-35 loss to Joseph Arthur Middle School in the championship game on Friday, Feb. 9 at Rend Lake College. Nashville finished its season at 26-3. Joseph Arthur Middle School finished its season at 28-2. Joseph…

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Former Local Woman Finds Reward In Coaching Special Olympics

By Debby Stricker A love of sports, compassion for people with disabilities, and having free time led to Cindy (Droege) McHenry to start coaching Special Olympics. “I’ve always  been involved with sports, and even met my husband, Howard, playing softball,” said McHenry. “Coaching Special Olympics and working with individuals with intellectual disabilities was something I…

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NMS boys basketball wins state quarterfinal game

Nashville Middle School boys basketball defeated Chester 36-21 at Rend Lake on February 2 in the quarterfinals of the SIJHSAA Class M state tournament.   The Jr. Hornets led 10-6 after one quarter, 19-9 at halftime and 28-19 after three quarters. Grady Varel had 10 points.    The Jr. Hornets scored the first five points…

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