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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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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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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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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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.

‘Win and in’: Ironmen face Rams with playoff streak on the line

Jeffery Woodard, Staff Reporter Oct 21, 2022

The Ironmen are 5-3 on the season after defeating Peoria Notre Dame in overtime 19-13 on Friday, Oct. 14. Community plays host to the Peoria Manual Rams tonight. With a win, Community will extend...

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By the Numbers: Community vs. Peoria Manual [video]

Dylan Wehmeyer, Senior Staff Reporter Oct 18, 2022
Community takes on Peoria manual in Week 9 football action. See how the teams match up.
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By the Numbers: Volleyball vs. Bloomington [video]

Tyler Chapman, Senior Staff Reporter Oct 18, 2022
The Lady Iron volleyball team celebrates their six seniors as they take on Bloomington High School. See how the two teams match up heading into Community's final regular season home match of the year.
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Combo of Augstin, Beaty contribute to Iron’s resurgence

Combo of Augstin, Beaty contribute to Iron’s resurgence

Jeffery Woodard and Dylan Wehmeyer Oct 14, 2022

The Ironmen improved to 4-3 on the season with Saturday’s 47-26 victory over Dohn Community High School, keeping Normal’s playoff hopes alive.  Junior Brady Augstin was a decisive factor in the...

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Community won Intercity for the second straight season. Five first-place finishes would help Community on the way to the Intercity title.

Girls swimming & diving secures second straight Intercity title

Inkspot Staff, Inkspot Staff Oct 12, 2022

Community's girls swimming and diving team are Intercity champions for the second straight season in a meet decided by the competition's final race. After 11 events, Community held a 3-point advantage...

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By the Numbers: Community vs. Peoria Notre Dame [video]

Dylan Wehmeyer, Senior Staff Reporter Oct 12, 2022
Community takes on Peoria Notre Dame in Week 8 football action. See how the teams match up.
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By the Numbers: Volleyball vs. Champaign Central [video]

Tyler Chapman, Senior Staff Reporter Oct 11, 2022
Lady Iron volleyball looks to hand Champaign Central their first Big 12 Conference loss in tonight’s matchup versus the Maroons.
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