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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Last shot at State

Last shot at State

Senior golfer Kalen Mapugay returns to State competition after two year absence
Tyler Chapman, Senior Staff Reporter Nov 28, 2022

At the start of his senior golf season, Kalen Mapugay set a goal for himself -- to tee off in the IHSA State Finals. It was a goal he had met before. As a freshman at the Pekin Sectional in 2019,...

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“New” Ironmen open season against U-High in Intercity action

“New” Ironmen open season against U-High in Intercity action

Jeffery Woodard, Staff Reporter Nov 21, 2022

The Ironmen will hit the hardwood taking on the U-High Pioneers in the Intercity tournament Monday night at the Shirk Center. The Iron are looking to defend last season’s Intercity championship, extending...

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By the Numbers: Ironmen boys basketball vs. U-High Pioneers [video]

Ruth Oliveros-Gallardo, Staff Writer Nov 21, 2022
Take a look at how Normal Community's boys basketball team matches up against the U-High Pioneers ahead of the Intercity tournament [video]
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By the Numbers: Ironmen girls basketball vs. Normal West Wildcats [video]

Ruth Oliveros-Gallardo and Giana Rawlings Nov 18, 2022
Take a look at how Normal Community's girls basketball team stacks up against Central Catholic in game two of the Intercity tournament [video]
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Doubles team Mayes, Sudhir looking to third trip to State next season

Doubles team Mayes, Sudhir looking to third trip to State next season

Zachary Knox-Doyle, Staff Writer Nov 16, 2022

After back-to-back trips to the IHSA State Tennis Tournament, juniors Anna Mayes and Kruthi Sudhir are already looking forward to next season. The doubles team finished the 2022 2A State Finals...

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Coach Dave Feeney addresses the Iron team during Monday, Nov. 14s season opener against U-High.

Girls basketball starts season with a win, hopes of building on last year’s success [season preview]

Inkspot Staff and Brady Boyd Nov 16, 2022

Community’s girls basketball team opened the 2022-23 season with the goal of building on last year’s success, a goal they took a step toward with Monday’s 54-27 win over the U-High Pioneers in Intercity...

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By the Numbers: Ironmen girls basketball vs. Central Catholic Saints [video]

Ruth Oliveros-Gallardo, Staff Writer Nov 16, 2022
Take a look at how Normal Community's girls basketball team stacks up against Central Catholic in game two of the Intercity tournament [video]
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By the Numbers: Ironmen girls basketball vs. U-High Pioneers [video]

Giana Rawlings, Staff Writer Nov 14, 2022
Take a look at how Normal Community's girls basketball team stacks up against the U-High Pioneers ahead of the season opener tonight [video]
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The 2022 girls cross country team finished 27th as a team at the 3A IHSA State meet, the teams first appearance in eight seasons.

Girls X/C team finishes 27th at State

Dylan Wehmeyer, Senior Staff Reporter Nov 10, 2022

The girls cross country team placed 27th at the IHSA 3A State meet on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Peoria’s Detweiller Park. While the race conditions were unlike any the girls had experienced all season --...

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The 22-23 Ironmen basketball roster has big shoes to fill to replace last seasons standout seniors.

‘Big shoes to fill’: Ironmen basketball season preview

Replacing the '21-22 season's seven graduates will be a tall order for the Ironmen basketball team
Giana Rawlings and Ruth Oliveros-Gallardo Nov 10, 2022

The Ironmen basketball lineup will look significantly different from last year’s when the 2022-23 season opens with the Intercity Tournament matchup against U-High on Nov. 21. The program graduated...

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Community swim wins second straight Sectional, advances 7 to State

Community swim wins second straight Sectional, advances 7 to State

Inkspot Staff, Inkspot Staff Nov 9, 2022

Seven members of Community's girls swimming and diving team will race in the IHSA State competition in Westmont after the team won the Normal West Sectional on Saturday, Nov. 5.   Community took...

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The Ironmen celebrate a score in last seasons 57-22 victory over Manual. Before the Sep. 3, 2021 game, Community dedicated their football field as “Dick Tharp Field” in honor of the former Ironmen head coach.

Ironmen aren’t underdogs heading into Pekin playoff contest

Jeffery Woodard, Staff Reporter Nov 4, 2022

The Ironmen will host the Pekin Dragons in the second round of the IHSA playoffs Friday, Nov. 4, after defeating the Rockton-Hononegah Indians 44-13 on Oct. 28 That was a game, Coach Jason Drengwitz...

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The boys cross country season came to an end at Sectionals. The team finished outside of the top seven and were unable to advance to the State meet.

Boys X/C season ends at Sectionals

Dylan Wehmeyer, Senior Staff Reporter Nov 2, 2022

The boys cross country season came to an end at the Normal Sectional on Oct. 29 after the team finished 14th. With 393 points, Community trailed Oswego High School, the last of the seven teams to qualify...

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Ali Ince leads the field at the start of the Normal Community Sectional. Ince would finish 14th overall as Communitys first runner across the finish line at Maxwell Park.

Girls X/C team returns to race at State

Dylan Wehmeyer, Senior Staff Reporter Nov 2, 2022

The girls cross country team qualified for Saturday’s IHSA 3A State meet after finishing among the top seven teams at the Normal Sectional on Oct. 29.  Racing on their home course, the Iron finished...

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Community celebrated its six seniors vs. Mahomet-Seymour on Oct. 10. The night -- and the season -- was an emotional for the elder Iron soccer players.

Regionals loss ends Ironmen soccer seniors’ sentimental season

Anna Dunne, Senior Staff Reporter Oct 27, 2022

As head coach of Community’s boys and girls soccer programs, Mr. Matt Chapman has celebrated his fair share of Senior Nights over the past 20 seasons. But Monday, Oct. 10’s was a little different...

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