Harre, Nashville in Search of State Title

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By WSIL Sports

SALEM -- The Nashville Hornettes are heading to the state finals on a mission. Head coach Wayne Harre improved to 8-0 all time in super-sectional games Monday night, but the long time Nashville coach has never finished better than third.

"You know we've had some tough luck," Harre said. "We've led throughout in some games and then we couldn't hold on to it so we'll see what happens when we go up there.

"I will say; this group will be ready."

Harre has won more than 350 games in his 13 years with the Hornettes, including three straight trips to state from 2009-2011.

"I know we have such a big tradition with our basketball program," Hornettes junior Shawn Rennegarbe said. "The best experience of my high school career was freshman year at state and hopefully we can make this one a winner and make it even better."

Eight of Nashville's 11 players have been to state before, something that should help this weekend.

"Me, Erica and Shawn, we've had experience up there so we know how it feels," Hornettes senior Shaye Harre said. "Hopefully that's going to be a bit of an advantage for us."

At 31-2, the Hornettes have rolled through their season, outscoring opponents more than two to one. Nashville won its first 21 games before losing to Belleville West, a school more than five times its size. Their only other loss was to Quincy Notre Dame, who plays for a Class 3A sectional title Thursday.

"We've played the best competition there is so I feel we should be able to handle anything that brings up at state," Shaye Harre said.

"We're going to try and represent the south, try and get something done here and when we go up there we expect to win," Wayne Harre added.
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