Making our mark in any medium... the official student news of Normal Community High School

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Making our mark in any medium... the official student news of Normal Community High School

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Making our mark in any medium... the official student news of Normal Community High School

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Olivia Hartke (22) ahead of the pack in the Intercity cross country 3 mile run. Hartke would win the race and lead her team to the Intercity title.

Inkspot Athlete of the Week: Olivia Hartke

Hartke leads the Lady Iron cross country team to their first intercity title in 12 years.
Reid Watkins, Sports Editor Oct 16, 2019

Olivia Hartke (‘22) led the varsity girls cross country team to their first Intercity title since 2007. Hartke won the individual title, finishing 42 seconds ahead of second place. Hartke's first-place...

Ali Ince and Olivia Hartke first ran cross country together when Ince was in the 6th grade and Hartke in the 8th -- this seasons State meet marked the final time the friends would race together.

State meet marks final cross country race for friends Ince, Hartke

Jade Ryan, JD Koehler, and Tyler Tanton Nov 18, 2021

When sophomore Ali Ince and senior Olivia Hartke raced at the IHSA girl's State cross country meet on Saturday, Nov. 6 it marked the last time the pair would compete at Peoria's Detweiller Park together. Since...

Well-run season: Girls cross country finish campaign; Hartke onto state

Well-run season: Girls cross country finish campaign; Hartke onto state

Olivia Hartke (‘22) qualified as an individual for the IHSA State Cross Country Finals and will line up at Detweiller Park on Saturday, November 9 against the best runners across the state. Hartke ran...

Sports Briefs – April 12-25

Sports Briefs – April 12-25

Eli Schneider , Dylan Wehmeyer, and Jonah Kramer Apr 26, 2022

Boys Tennis The Community boys tennis team is 5-0 to begin the season with team wins over Big-12 rivals Bloomington, Peoria Notre Dame and Normal West by a combined score of 24-3.  On Saturday, April...

Sports Briefs: Week of April 5

Sports Briefs: Week of April 5

Eli Schneider , Dylan Wehmeyer, and Jonah Kramer Apr 12, 2022

Girls Track Ali Ince’s time of 2:05.42 in the 800 meter race at the Arcadia Invitational in California broke the all-time record for the event at the prestigious national meet. Ince joins elite company...

Sports Briefs: March 4-5

Sports Briefs: March 4-5

Girls Track & Field Members of the Lady Iron track and field team kicked off the indoor season at the Illinois Meet of Champions in Gately Park, IL on Saturday, March, 5.  Ali Ince (’24) teamed...

Sports briefs: Week of Nov. 1

Sports briefs: Week of Nov. 1

Jonah Kramer and Eli Schneider Nov 5, 2021

Lady Iron Cross Country Ali Ince (’24) and Olivia Hartke (’22) finished 5th and 13th respectively at the IHSA Cross Country Sectional on Oct. 30, qualifying for the IHSA State Meet at Peoria’s Detweiller...

Boys, girls cross country finish 2nd at Intercity

Boys, girls cross country finish 2nd at Intercity

Dylan Wehmeyer, Senior Staff Reporter Sep 24, 2021

The varsity boys and girls cross country teams finished 2nd in the Randy Sharer Intercity meet Tuesday, Sept. 21, with each race decided by a tiebreaker. Varsity Boys After Community and U-High's...

The Normal Community girls cross country team finished in 3rd place at the IHSA Sectional -- the best 3A team finish in school history.
Freshmen Ali Ince was the Sectional champion with a time of 17:46.61.

Crossing finish lines, crushing records

Lady Iron cross country finishes 3rd at Sectionals
Olivia Plangger and Eli Schneider Nov 9, 2020

The Lady Iron cross country team concluded their history-making season by finishing third at IHSA Sectionals on Saturday, October 31. Running their home course, Maxwell Park, with an undefeated...

Ali Ince speaks to Channel 25 News about her performance and experience winning  the Randy Sharer Intercity cross country meet. The meet held at Maxwell Park Tues, Sept. 22 was renamed to honor the longtime Pantagraph reporter who covered cross country and track before his retirement.

Lady Iron cross country: season of firsts

Eli Schneider, Senior Staff Reporter Oct 2, 2020

The Lady Iron cross country team heads into Saturday's Peoria Notre Dame Invitational amidst a historic season. A Normal Community girls cross country team, since 1979 when the IHSA records began, has...

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