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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Sports Briefs: Postseason Preview

Sports Briefs: Postseason Preview

Dylan Wehmeyer, Eli Schneider, and Jonah Kramer May 20, 2022

Baseball  After sweeping a doubleheader against Sacred Heart-Griffin and Joliet West on Saturday, and defeating Mahomet-Seymour on Monday, the Ironmen baseball team extended their win streak to 13...

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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...

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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...

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Sports Briefs: Week of April 1

Sports Briefs: Week of April 1

Softball The Lady Iron (1-3) won their first game on Friday, April 1, defeating the Chatham Glenwood Titans (3-2) 6-5. Community jumped out to an early lead, scoring four runs in the first inning and...

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Sports Briefs: Start of Spring Sports

Sports Briefs: Start of Spring Sports

Dylan Wehmeyer, Eli Schneider , and Jonah Kramer Mar 30, 2022

Girls Soccer The Lady Iron opened their season with a 4-0 victory over Metamora (1-2-1), with freshmen Sarah Thompson (’25) and Rayna Powers (’25) scoring goals in their high school debuts. Teagan...

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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...

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Ironmen upset in Sectional Final, 22-point comeback attempt falls just short

Ironmen upset in Sectional Final, 22-point comeback attempt falls just short

Quincy defeats Normal Community 56-51 in IHSA Sectional Final.
Jonah Kramer and Eli Schneider Mar 4, 2022

Down 45-23 with 5:48 left to play in the Sectional Final, Community boys basketball's (33-2) historic season appeared heading for a screeching halt at the hands of the Quincy Blue Devils (28-5). The...

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Ironmen maroon Moline in Sectional Semis, advance to Sectional Finals

Ironmen maroon Moline in Sectional Semis, advance to Sectional Finals

Jonah Kramer, Sports Editor Mar 1, 2022

The Ironmen (33-1) boys basketball team advanced to the Sectional Finals with a decisive 61-44 victory over the Moline Maroons (28-5) on March 1.  The Ironmen used defense to generate offense early...

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Sports Briefs: Week of Feb. 21

Sports Briefs: Week of Feb. 21

Mar 1, 2022

Boys Swimming Josh Fujimoto (’23) finished 4th at the IHSA State swim meet Saturday in the 500-yard freestyle, improving on his prelim finish..  Senior Tyson Tucci placed 5th in the race and finished...

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Ironmen to face Bradley-Bourbonnais, Freeman in Regional Championship

Ironmen to face Bradley-Bourbonnais, Freeman in Regional Championship

Ironmen advance to the IHSA Regional Final, tip-off against Bradley-Bourbonnais at home
Eli Schneider , Dylan Wehmeyer, and Jonah Kramer Feb 25, 2022

After a 35 point victory over the Pekin Dragons, Community (31-1) faces three-seed and Southwest Suburban Conference Champion Bradley-Bourbonnais (23-7) in the Regional Championship at 7 p.m. tonight. In...

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Sports Briefs: Week of Feb. 14

Sports Briefs: Week of Feb. 14

Jonah Kramer and Dylan Wehmeyer Feb 22, 2022

Boys swimming The Ironmen hosted Sectionals on Saturday, Feb. 19., winning the team title and advancing athletes to State in three events. The Ironmen will send individual competitors in the 200 yard-freestyle...

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Athlete of the Week: Zach Cleveland

Athlete of the Week: Zach Cleveland

Jonah Kramer, Sports Editor Feb 21, 2022

Cleveland is a three year starter for the Ironmen, earning First Team All-Big 12 honors as a sophomore and a junior. Last season, Cleveland helped the Ironmen win the Big 12 Conference Tournament, averaging...

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Athlete of the Week: Cole Gentsch

Athlete of the Week: Cole Gentsch

Jonah Kramer, Sports Editor Jan 7, 2022

Gentsch is undefeated and has helped the Ironmen to an 8-1 team record so far. He is ranked 7th in the IHSA 3A division in the 106 weight class. Gentsch holds first place finishes at the Lincoln Holiday...

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No fly zone; Ironmen defense strong in Holiday Classic Championship victory

No fly zone; Ironmen defense strong in Holiday Classic Championship victory

Jonah Kramer, Sports Editor Dec 31, 2021

The Ironmen are State Farm Holiday Classic champions after earning their fourth win in as many days with a 40-38 victory over the East St. Louis Flyers. After the third quarter ended with the Ironmen...

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Ironmen headed to championship after holding off late rally from Wheaton Warrenville; Lady Iron split two games, finish seventh

Ironmen headed to championship after holding off late rally from Wheaton Warrenville; Lady Iron split two games, finish seventh

Jonah Kramer, Sports Editor Dec 30, 2021

After a 10-0 run put the Ironmen up 39-25 midway through the fourth quarter, a trip to the State Farm Holiday Classic Large School Boys’ championship game seemed set in stone.  The Wheaton Warrenville...

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