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Girls swim season concludes at IHSA State prelims

Bryce Hickman and Carter Hull
Dec 19, 2023

Four members of the girl's swim team competed in the IHSA State Swimming and Diving preliminary rounds Nov. 10-11, marking the end of the season for the team. The meet marked the third consecutive trip to State for Kenna Malinowski ('25). Malinowski has qualified for State in the maximum four events...

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Coach Drengwitz recaps the IHSA Semifinals game, looks back at the 2023 season [video]

The Inkspot sat down with Coach Drengwitz discussing the Semifinals loss to Downers Grove North, and looked back at the 12-1 season

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The Ironmen are back in the IHSA Semifinals for the first time in over 15 seasons after a stunning comeback win over Glenbard East. 
They take on the 10-2 Downers Grove North Trojans on the road Saturday. 
Photo Courtesy of: Steph Mazanowski //
MazPix Photography // Mazpix.com

Undefeated Ironmen gear up for IHSA Football Semifinals showdown with Downers Grove North Trojans

The Ironmen (12-0) return to the IHSA Football Semifinals for the first time since 2007, traveling to take on the Downers Grove North Trojans (10-2) on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. Last week, the Iron (1) battled back from a two-touchdown deficit to secure their spot in this week’s contest, while...

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Coach Drengwitz previews the IHSA Semifinals, recaps win over Glenbard [video]

The Inkspot sat down with Coach Drengwitz previewing the Semifinals matchup versus Downers Grove North, looking back at the comeback win against Glenbard East

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The Ironmen football team make their first Semifinal appearance since 2007 Saturday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. when they face the Downers Grove Trojans. 
In 2007, Community went 12-1 in Class 6A under head coach Mr. Hud Venerable.

Ironmen secure IHSA Class 7A Semifinal spot with stunning comeback overcoming Glenbard East 45-28

Inkspot Staff
Nov 13, 2023

The Normal Community Ironmen (12-0) secured a spot in the IHSA Class 7A Semifinals with a 45-28 second-half comeback victory over the Glenbard East Rams (10-2). Despite leading Glenbard East 14-0 just over four minutes into the contest, Community would head into halftime trailing the Rams 28-14. The...

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Ali Ince capped her senior cross country season with a third straight State appearance. Junior Joey Yaros made his debut after setting a school record at Sectionals.
Photo Courtesy of: Mr. Jeff Christopherson

Track star Ali Ince closes cross country career at IHSA State Finals, Joey Yaros makes State debut

Brayden Blackwell, Senior Staff Reporter
Nov 13, 2023

Three-time IHSA State cross country qualifier Ali Ince (’24) and Joey Yaros (’25) closed out the season with appearances at the 3A State Finals in Peoria Nov. 4.  Ince finished her senior State race in 19:16.00, less than five seconds off her pace the year prior (19:10.62). Battling an illness...

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After a string of shutouts, the Iron defense surrendered 30 points last week. 
This week the defense is tasked with stopping Glenbard Easts explosive running game.

Ironmen take on Glenbard East Rams in IHSA 7A Football Quarterfinals [game preview]

The Ironmen punched their ticket to the IHSA 7A Football Quarterfinals for the first time since 2015 with a 31-30 overtime victory over the Bradley-Bourbonnais Boilermakers Saturday at Dick Tharpe Field. For the second time in two years, one point would decide the Ironmen and head coach Mr. Jason...

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Kenna Malinowski returns to the State Finals, competing in the maximum four events for a second consecutive season. 
Digital Illustration: Brad Bovenkerk

Girls swim sends four to IHSA State Championships after second place Sectional finish

Malinowski to compete in maximum four events for second straight year

Four members of the girls swimming and diving team compete at this weekend’s IHSA State competition in Westmont, following a second-place finish at Sectionals. After back-to-back Sectional Championships, the Iron finished 33 points behind Washington High School this season. Five first-place finishes...

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Ironmen head to 7A Football Quarterfinals with 31-30 OT win vs. Bradley-Bourbonnais Boilermakers [video recap]

The Ironmen head to the IHSA 7A Football Quarterfinals for the first time since 2015 with a 31-30 overtime victory over the Bradley-Bourbonnais Boilermakers Saturday at Dick Tharpe Field. Watch the highlights and the video recap of the second round playoff win.

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After the disappointing Regionals loss, head volleyball coach Ms. Christine Konopasek said it is too early to project next seasons roster.

Volleyball season ends with Regional Championship loss; Question marks ahead of next season

Bryce Hickman and Carter Hull
Nov 8, 2023

Community suffered a 2-0 loss to the Minooka Indians during the Regional Championship game on Oct. 26, a disappointing conclusion to the 2023 Iron volleyball season. Community fell to the Indians 25-21 in two sets, finishing the year with an overall record of 25-12. Head coach Ms. Christine Konopasek...

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Coach Drengwitz recaps Ironmen’s 31-30 playoff victory over Bradley-Bourbonnais [video]

The Inkspot sat down with Coach Drengwitz discussing the Iron's overtime win against the Boilermakers

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Photo Illustration: Brad Bovenkerk

Ali Ince, Joey Yaros secure spots at IHSA 3A State Cross Country meet with historic performances

Ali Ince and Joey Yaros advance to Saturday’s IHSA 3A State Cross Country meet at Peoria’s Detweiller Park after historic Sectional performances on Oct. 28. Joey Yaros advances to his first State meet after a recorded setting performance at IHSA 3A Granite City Sectional. Yaros posted a time...

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Coach Drengwitz previews Ironmen playoff contest vs. Bradley-Bourbonnais [video]

The Inkspot sat down with Coach Drengwitz ahead of the Iron's match up against the Boilermakers

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Digital Illustration: Brad Bovenkerk

Ironmen aim to break Quarterfinal drought as they host Bradley-Bourbonnais Boilermakers

Jeffery Woodard, Senior Staff Reporter
Nov 2, 2023

The Ironmen head into Saturday’s second round of the IHSA playoffs looking to advance to the State Series quarterfinals for the first time since 2015 when they host the Bradley-Bourbonnais Boilermakers. Community (1) enters the contest outscoring opponents 494-72 and are coming off their fourth...

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Girls swim takes 2nd in Big 12 Conference; Sets sights on IHSA Sectionals

Girls swim takes 2nd in Big 12 Conference; Sets sights on IHSA Sectionals

Girls swim claimed second in the Big 12 Conference Oct. 21, scoring 210 points between its two second-place relays and seven individual top three finishes.  The team trailed Champaign Central by 93 points and finished 14 points ahead of Normal West thanks to junior Kenna Malinowski’s two first-place...

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