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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

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 Ottawa Township High School. Hitter Mallory Oloffson (‘21) could describe Minooka in one word: good - the team, their hitter, and their chemistry. De...

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, November 9 at 3:00 p.m. at Gately Stadium. The winner of this game will progress to the quarter-finals of the IHSA tournament. Kyle Kepple (‘20), a WR/RB for NCHS believ...

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 18:54:30, finishing 21st and advancing as one of the top 10 individuals from November 2’s 3A Sectional. Hartke is the torch-bearer of the Lady Iron ...

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 outright with a win Friday, October 25 when they take on Peoria High. The Ironmen travel to Peoria Stadium for the 7 p.m. kick-off trying to repeat...

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 first-place finish was crucial for the Lady Iron, who squeaked out a victory by only two points over U-High.  Entering the race Hartke knew she had a ...

Inkspot Athlete of the Week: Anya Weber

Inkspot 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 season, but that meet was her last opportunity to break the record, as there will be no more six dive competitions at any meets later in the season. Webe...

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 began the week of June 2, shortly after school let out for summer break. The layer of asphalt that was installed initially had to be taken out ...

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