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Cross country Sectionals & State recap

Shubhang Desai and Cameron Rink

November 27, 2013

The NCHS cross country team ran at the Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville course for the IHSA Sectional Meet on Saturday, October 1st. Danielle Beckstead(10) placed first for the NCHS girls team with a time of 19:02, allowing her to go to State as an individual. The boys as a team placed 4th overall, allowing them to go to State. The team consisted of Austin Peters(11), Jared Peters(11), Tanner Kuenneth(12), Collin ...

Athlete of the Week: Dee Byrd

Athlete of the Week: Dee Byrd

April 16, 2013

Deandra "Dee" Byrd (11) runs track and plays volleyball here at Normal Community. She has only played volleyball for two years and is currently in her third year of track. Byrd specializes in the 4x400,...

Ironmen swim at State

Alexandra Marable, Editor in Chief

April 10, 2013

Sectionals is the biggest event for the varsity swimming and diving team. It took place on Saturday February 16th at Normal Community West High School. All the varsity swimmers from teams all around Illinois compete to get a state time. But for those who don’t get a state time, this meet is a showcase of all the hard work they have put in this season and they will try to achieve a time they have been shooting for all se...

Athlete of the Week: Lance Bergmann

Athlete of the Week: Lance Bergmann

March 17, 2013

Senior Lance Bergmann has swum for the Ironmen all four years, for three of those years, Bergmann has represented the school at the IHSA State Swimming and Diving competition in the 100-yard breaststroke. Bergmann...

Start of boys track season

John Lenz, Sports

March 7, 2013

Track has officially started here at Normal Community.  Over 90 boys have been attending the indoor track workouts since January 8th until their first official practice, which was on February 13th.  This is the highest number of athletes NCHS boys track has ever had. Although there has been some inclement weather for the first few weeks of practice, that hasn’t set them back one bit.  The track team practices indoor...

Ironmen outscore Danville in round one of playoffs

Ironmen outscore Danville in round one of playoffs

February 27, 2013

The Ironmen (24-6) added an addition to their current 20 game-winning streak by beating the Danville Vikings, 63-40 in runaway victory for the unstoppable Ironmen This win will put the Iron in the final...

Successful boys senior night

Tyler Durbin, Sports

February 26, 2013

The boys basketball team added to their winning streak to make it 19 straight wins with a 53-45 victory over the Urbana Tigers. This was the last game before the team started postseason play and it was also Senior Night. The student section was the strongest it has been all year to send the seniors out with a bang. The Ironmen have six seniors on their roster: Callen Boddie, Marquet Newsome, Trevor Seibring, Randy Heideman,...

NCHS Students Sign National Letter of Intent

NCHS Students Sign National Letter of Intent

February 25, 2013

February 6th, better known as National Signing Day, could be the turning point in many young athletes lives. National Signing Day is when prospective college athletes sign their Nations Letter of Intent ...

Stepping up to new levels

February 22, 2013

Saturday morning, Normal Community Step Team members woke up early to drive one and a half hours to their first competition in Tuscola, Illinois. The team was one of two teams to compete in the step category and placed second place right under Waubonsie Valley High School from Aurora, Illinois. The Step Team this year is also the first team from Normal Community to ever compete in step. NCHS also competed in the hip-hop category...

Big 12 Swim Conference

Alexandra Marable, Editor in Chief

February 12, 2013

It may be called the Big 12 Conference, but for swimming only seven teams compete. These teams include NCHS, Normal Community West,  Bloomington, Champaign Central, Champaign Centennial, Danville, and Urbana. The meet is the last meet for junior varsity swimmers and divers. This divides the competition into two different categories where both varsity and Junior Varsity can place. The winner for both varsity and junior...

NCHS defeats rival West

NCHS defeats rival West

February 10, 2013

The Normal Community Ironmen boys basketball team stomped their rivals, the Normal West Wildcats, with a final score of 49-39. The rivalry game took place on January 22nd. West won the tip off at the...

Intercity swimming and diving

Alexandra Marable, Editor in Chief

February 8, 2013

Five teams came together at Normal Community West High School to compete for the Intercity swim title on Tuesday January 22nd at 5:00 PM.  The teams included: West, U-High, Central Catholic, NCHS, and Bloomington. West came out on top with a score of 563, but the Ironmen placed third with 466 points. The Ironmen started off strong with the help of the 200-yard medley relay placing second overall with a time of 1:43....

Upcoming 2013 NCHS baseball season

John Lenz, Sports

February 8, 2013

The NCHS baseball team set the bar for themselves pretty high after last year’s stellar performance.  Last season, they made it to the Regional Championship, where they lost to Moline.  Their record at the end of the season was 17-20. Our baseball team will have to fill in for those who graduated.  6 of the 9 starters were seniors last year, and are therefore no longer apart of the NCHS baseball team.  Of those 6,...

Ironmen impressively win 11th straight

Tyler Durbin, Sports

February 4, 2013

Some may have thought that the Ironmen Boys basketball team might have not been ready to play Danville on Friday night after their four game sweep at the Rockton tournament the previous weekend. The Ironmen had rattled off 10 straight wins and Danville didn’t slow them down on their way to 11 straight. The Ironmen used solid post play along with good outside shooting to take care of Danville, 59-39. The game started a...

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