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Keys to watch for in this year’s World Cup

Keys to watch for in this year’s World Cup

May 1, 2018

With football season ending in February (America's most popular sport according to a poll done by Gallup), and with basketball ending in June, hockey ending in May, and the MLB will be in the middle o...

Bad News Blackhawks: Breaking down the comeback that wasn’t

Bad News Blackhawks: Breaking down the comeback that wasn’t

April 25, 2018

After nine consecutive playoff trips, the 2012-2013 Presidents’ Trophy, and three Stanley Cups, for the first time in a decade the Chicago Blackhawks have traded in their sticks for clubs and will spend...

Print Edition Extra Feature: A (closer) look at non-traditional sports

Print Edition Extra Feature: A (closer) look at non-traditional sports

March 21, 2018

The special 70th anniversary print edition of the Inkspot includes a story about "5" non-traditional sports. A close reader may have noticed that it only included four of those sports. Take a look at th...

Chicago Bears young talent: coming out of hibernation

Chicago Bears young talent: coming out of hibernation

March 21, 2018

As the NFL draft approaches, Bears fans are beginning to wonder what the future holds for the team, who finished 2017 with yet another losing season. Despite a disappointing 5-11 record, the Bears showcase...

Head football coach replacement announced

Head football coach replacement announced

Ashleigh Brady, Sports Editor

March 13, 2018

Filed under Fall Sports, Football, NCHS, NCHS, News, Sports

Mr. Jason Drengwitz has been selected to replace Wes Temples as the head of the Ironmen football program, pending approval at the Board of Education meeting March 14. Drengwitz, a business teacher at NCHS, has b...

How the NBA can improve the All-Star weekend

How the NBA can improve the All-Star weekend

February 16, 2018

With the NBA dog days wearing on every team, All-Star weekend (Friday, February 16-Sunday, February 18) is a well-deserved break. While All-Star weekend is an opportunity to see some of the best players...

NBA’s wild trade deadline

NBA’s wild trade deadline

February 13, 2018

Teams were active at the February 8 NBA trade deadline, making impact moves. The most talked about trades occurred between the Chicago Bulls and the New Orleans Pelicans; the L.A. Clippers and the Detro...

Breakdown of Super Bowl LII

Breakdown of Super Bowl LII

February 3, 2018

After two very exciting conference championship games, the AFC New England Patriots will play the NFC Philadelphia Eagles in the 52nd Super Bowl on Feb. 4.  With two 13-3 teams, picking this year's Sup...

Senior places 71st in IHSA State bowling competition

Senior places 71st in IHSA State bowling competition

February 3, 2018

NCHS senior Benjy Mailloux finished Friday's preliminary State bowling tournament tied for 71st with an average of 193.7 points per game and a total of 1162 pins. Mailloux became the first NCHS student to co...

Dance Team falls short of State goal

January 14, 2018

The Normal Community Dance Team defended their Big 12 Conference title with a win over conference competitors on Saturday, January 13. The Dance Team performed to "Soldier" by the Fleurie. Normal Community...

Lady Iron Swim places 4th in State

Lady Iron Swim places 4th in State

November 21, 2017

A team of six girls from the Lady Iron swim team attended the IHSA State Swimming and Diving competition last weekend, November 17-19. The team, composed of Grace Ariola (12), Sophie Benson (11), Ash...

Signing Day: Athletes commit to college athletics

Signing Day: Athletes commit to college athletics

November 10, 2017

Student athletes across the country ended the recruiting process and took the first step toward officially becoming a collegiate athlete: signing their NCAA Letter of Intent on November 9. The date marks t...

Varsity football State hopes blocked

Varsity football State hopes blocked

November 8, 2017

The Ironmen finished their season with a 14-13 lost against Mt. Carmel on Saturday, November 4. Despite their loss, this year marked the 22nd consecutive year that Normal Community High School has made ...

ISU takes the bite out of Coyotes in Homecoming game

ISU takes the bite out of Coyotes in Homecoming game

October 25, 2017

The Illinois State Redbirds defeated the University of South Dakota Coyotes 37-21 in the ISU Homecoming football game Saturday, Oct. 21. Saturday was the epitome of college football - a sunny, 73-degre...

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