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Boys basketball victorious in Intercity Tournament after 4 overtime win

Boys basketball victorious in Intercity Tournament after 4 overtime win

December 11, 2019

It took four overtimes for the NCHS boys basketball team to cap off an undefeated Intercity tournament with a 63-60 victory over Normal West on December 2.  With four seconds left on the Shirk Center c...

Lady Iron swim & dive seniors cap off  their athletic careers

Lady Iron swim & dive seniors cap off their athletic careers

December 9, 2019

Two senior state-qualifying athletes ended their high school athletic careers with a splash

‘Birds fall short against UCF

‘Birds fall short against UCF

December 6, 2019

The Illinois State University mens basketball team lost 67-65 to the University of Central Florida on November 17. After beginning the season 2-0, this was the first loss for the Illinois State men’s ...

New look Lady Iron tip-off at Central Catholic

New look Lady Iron tip-off at Central Catholic

November 18, 2019

The girls basketball team will begin their 2019-20 campaign with the annual Intercity tournament Monday, November 18 as they take on tournament hosts Central Catholic at 7:30 p.m. The Lady Iron, who shared...

Reflecting on varsity volleyball season; looking at future goals

Reflecting on varsity volleyball season; looking at future goals

November 14, 2019

The Lady Iron volleyball team concluded their season at the hands of Minooka on Monday, November 4. The Indians defeated NCHS in two matches -- 25-12; 25-15 -- in the IHSA 4A Sectional semifinals at Otta...

Ironmen football faces off against Phillips

Ironmen football faces off against Phillips

November 8, 2019

The varsity football team advanced to the second round of the IHSA playoffs with a 36-14 victory over Reavis last Friday. The Ironmen face off against Chicago’s Phillips High School on Saturday, Novemb...

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

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

November 8, 2019

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 an...

Photo Gallery: Ironmen clinch Big 12 title in blowout win

Photo Gallery: Ironmen clinch Big 12 title in blowout win

October 23, 2019

The Ironmen earned a share of the Big 12 Conference title with their 41-13 victory over Champaign Centennial on Friday night. The Ironmen advanced to 7-0 in conference play and can win the Big 12 title...

Inkspot Athlete of the Week: Olivia Hartke

Inkspot Athlete of the Week: Olivia Hartke

October 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 firs...

Athlete of the Week: Anya Weber

Athlete of the Week: Anya Weber

Reid Watkins, Sports Editor

September 24, 2019

Anya Weber broke the school diving record for six dives Saturday, September 14, with a score of 257.95, breaking the previous record of 246.60. Weber accomplished this in only the third meet of the seas...

Feeney steps down as assistant basketball coach

Feeney steps down as assistant basketball coach

September 17, 2019

Mr. Dave Feeney stepped down from his position as the girls varsity basketball assistant coach near the end of second semester last year after holding the job for two years. Feeney was known as a p...

Tennis court renovation behind schedule

Tennis court renovation behind schedule

August 26, 2019

NCHS students returned to school on August 16 to see new tennis court facilities under construction. What they should have been seeing was a finished product. A complete overhaul of the tennis facilities...

Baseball is slow, not boring

May 29, 2019

Major League Baseball has been looking for ways to speed up games and make the already time-consuming sport shorter in game length to boost fan interest and attendance. The past seven MLB seasons' games have all...

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