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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Race to the record books [video]

Ali Ince's run at history
Anna Dunne, Drew Farmer, and Avani Rai May 23, 2022

Heading into the 2022 IHSA State Track and Field meet, Ali Ince had already achieved her share of accolades. Ince added two more State titles Saturday, May 21 -- taking first in the 800 and 400 -- before...

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Sports Briefs – April 12-25

Sports Briefs – April 12-25

Eli Schneider , Dylan Wehmeyer, and Jonah Kramer Apr 26, 2022

Boys Tennis The Community boys tennis team is 5-0 to begin the season with team wins over Big-12 rivals Bloomington, Peoria Notre Dame and Normal West by a combined score of 24-3.  On Saturday, April...

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Courtesy of Laura Duffy

Strictly business: Cruse raises the bar

Senior Charles Cruse breaks school pole vault record, leaps to a number one ranking in Illinois
Eli Benson, Staff Reporter Apr 13, 2022

For 33 years, Community’s boys track and field pole vault record stood at 15 feet, 6 3/4 inches, until Charles Cruse, then a junior, jumped 15 feet, 7 inches -- breaking the record by a quarter of an...

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Sports Briefs: Week of April 5

Sports Briefs: Week of April 5

Eli Schneider , Dylan Wehmeyer, and Jonah Kramer Apr 12, 2022

Girls Track Ali Ince’s time of 2:05.42 in the 800 meter race at the Arcadia Invitational in California broke the all-time record for the event at the prestigious national meet. Ince joins elite company...

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Scoring history; B-N co-op, Central Catholic faceoff in first intercity IHSA lacrosse game

Scoring history; B-N co-op, Central Catholic faceoff in first intercity IHSA lacrosse game

Eli Schneider, Senior Staff Reporter Apr 12, 2022

The Bloomington-Normal High School lacrosse co-op makes history as they travel to Central Catholic for the first IHSA-sanctioned intercity lacrosse match tonight at 5 p.m. The B-N Lacrosse co-op, in...

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Sports Briefs: Week of April 1

Sports Briefs: Week of April 1

Softball The Lady Iron (1-3) won their first game on Friday, April 1, defeating the Chatham Glenwood Titans (3-2) 6-5. Community jumped out to an early lead, scoring four runs in the first inning and...

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Sports Briefs: Start of Spring Sports

Sports Briefs: Start of Spring Sports

Dylan Wehmeyer, Eli Schneider , and Jonah Kramer Mar 30, 2022

Girls Soccer The Lady Iron opened their season with a 4-0 victory over Metamora (1-2-1), with freshmen Sarah Thompson (’25) and Rayna Powers (’25) scoring goals in their high school debuts. Teagan...

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Sports Briefs: March 4-5

Sports Briefs: March 4-5

Girls Track & Field Members of the Lady Iron track and field team kicked off the indoor season at the Illinois Meet of Champions in Gately Park, IL on Saturday, March, 5.  Ali Ince (’24) teamed...

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Sports Briefs: Week of Feb. 21

Sports Briefs: Week of Feb. 21

Mar 1, 2022

Boys Swimming Josh Fujimoto (’23) finished 4th at the IHSA State swim meet Saturday in the 500-yard freestyle, improving on his prelim finish..  Senior Tyson Tucci placed 5th in the race and finished...

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Athlete of the Week: Ali Ince

Athlete of the Week: Ali Ince

Jonah Kramer, Sports Editor Oct 28, 2021

Track Stats: Ince won three events at the 2021 IHSA State Track & Field meet. Ince was State champion in the 800m, 1600m, and the 1600m relay. Ince's 800m time of 2:03.98 stands as the fastest ever...

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Lacrosse programs celebrate first wins, head into second half of season

Lacrosse programs celebrate first wins, head into second half of season

Eli Schneider and Olivia Plangger May 21, 2021

After opening their inaugural seasons with a combined record of 0-5, the Bloomington-Normal girls and boys lacrosse programs recorded their first victories the week of May 3. After an 0-2 start...

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File photo: The 2020 winter wrestling season is currently rescheduled to begin during the IHSA summer season.

IHSA pauses winter sports: Wrestling moves to summer season

Lily Wells and Keyshawn Byers Dec 11, 2020

Before IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson’s Nov. 19 announcement that “all high school sports and activities will cease by November 20 for … a short-term pause” low risk winter sports were...

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The 2020 Ironmen baseball team was set to feature three Division 1 players but will never see the field due to Covid-19 cancellations

Sun sets on potential-filled 2020 Ironmen baseball team

Reid Watkins, Sports Editor May 27, 2020

The outcome of the 2020 Ironmen baseball season will always remain an unanswered question at Normal Community. With a roster featuring three Division I commits, the team, filled with potential, had their...

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Let, second serve: Iron Tennis warms up for new challenges

Let, second serve: Iron Tennis warms up for new challenges

Mantra Dave and Olivia Plangger Mar 25, 2020

Editor's Note: According to the IHSA, "April 8 is the target date" for the resumption of spring sports. "However, there are state governmental, educational and health bodies that will need to approve this...

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