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Jonah Roper has been a standout on a senior-heavy pitching rotation this season. The junior is second on the team in innings-pitched and strikeouts. 
Photo Courtesy: Mr. Jeff Christopherson

Ironmen look to set all-time season win record, go undefeated in Big 12

Brody Roberts, Staff Writer
May 15, 2024

With a record of 29-3, the Ironmen are a win away from tying the baseball program’s all-time season win record. The 1995 Iron went 30-2, establishing the program's best nearly three decades ago.   It’s been twenty years since the Iron last tallied 29 victories, hitting the benchmark in back-to-back...

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BN Lacrosse was outscored 147-56 in the regular season with opponents outshooting the co-op 391-225.

Bloomington Normal Boys Lacrosse ends regular season winless; Seek 1st win in sectional showdown

Jeffery Woodard, Senior Staff Reporter
May 14, 2024

The Bloomington Normal Boys Lacrosse team ended the regular season 0-12 after suffering a 13-11 loss to Plainfield North (2-12) during May 8’s Senior Night match-up. BN came within two quarters of breaking their winless streak in the regular season finale, taking a 7-4 lead into...

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The girls track and field team are looking for a second sectional title after they clinched a third straight conference title last weekend. 
Last season at sectionals, the Iron sent 11 athletes on to the state meet. 
Photo Courtesy: Mr. Jeff Christopherson

Girls track & field clinches 3rd straight Big 12 Conference title, head to sectionals

Bella Green and Lyra Townsend
May 9, 2024

The girls track and field team claimed their third straight Big 12 Conference title on May 3, posting seven first-place finishes at Champaign’s Harold Jester Track. The Iron finished the night with 131 points, 39 ahead of their closest competitors–hosts Champaign Centennial. The Danville Vikings...

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Abigail Ziemer is looking for a fourth trip to state in the 1600-meter relay, winning the event in 2021 and 2023, and finishing third in 2022.  

Photo Courtesy: Mr. Jeff Christopherson

Girls track & field eye state podium return

After a historic 2023 season, the Iron look for better results in 2024
Lyra Townsend and Aki Griffin
Apr 24, 2024

The girls’ track and field team is looking to replicate last season’s success as it enters the final stretch of the season.  That will be no easy feat, as the 2023 season was historic for the Iron–the program had a top-ten team finish at the IHSA 3A State Track & Field meet, won a first-ever...

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Owen Cavanaugh had three hits and five RBIs in the Irons last two contests. 
Cavanaugh is batting .300 on the season and has driven in 12.

Ironmen baseball restart win-streak, win two over Normal West Wildcats

Brody Roberts, Staff Writer
Apr 19, 2024

Ironmen baseball reignited their win streak with back-to-back wins over the Normal West Wildcats after suffering their first loss of the season last weekend.  Community is 2-0 after the Iron’s 15-game winning streak ended in an 8-6 loss to Bradley Bourbonnais on April 13. With the wins over West,...

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Junior Jonah Roper has struckout 30 of the 55 batters he has faced this season.  
Roper has has allowed seven hits and two runs in 14 1/3 innings of worth this season.

Undefeated Iron baseball aims for 15th straight win

Inkspot Staff
Apr 12, 2024

The undefeated Ironmen baseball team looks to extend their win streak to 15 games when they travel to Champaign Centennial for April 12’s Big 12 matchup. Centennial is 1-7-1 on the season and 0-2 in conference play after Wednesday’s matchup between the two teams. With Community’s 12-1 win...

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Reese Anderson recorded her fourth goal and second and third assists against Urbana.
The Iron will need Andersons offense to take down the Peoria Notre Dame Irish, as the Irish have given up one goal all season.

Soccer looks to stop undefeated Peoria Notre Dame in Big 12 battle

After a commanding win over the Urbana Tigers, the Iron take on 7-0 PND Irish
Inkspot Staff
Apr 11, 2024

The Iron look to replicate Tuesday's success when they face an undefeated Peoria Notre Dame team tonight in a contest with significant conference implications. Community improved to 7-1 on the season and 4-0 in Big 12 Conference play with a resounding 9-0 win over the Urbana Tigers on April 9. From...

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Emma Reichert is third on the team in scoring with four goals; she leads the team in assists with five assists.

Girls soccer claim Intercity Title, look to improve on 6-1 record

The girls soccer team looks to improve on their 6-1 record tonight when they host the 4-5 Urbana Tigers at 4:30 p.m. The Iron enter the match after April 1’s Intercity Title-clinching victory over the Bloomington Raiders. Community outscored Intercity opponents 22-1 on the way to a 4-0 record, shutting...

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Junior Ryan Baxter leads BN Lacrosse in goals (7) and assists (7). Baxter has 12 shots on the season. Shooting opportunities have been a weak spot this season as the team struggles to control possession.

BN Boys Lacrosse starts season 0-3

Defense struggles to limit opponents' scoring chances

After their first winning season in Bloomington-Normal Boys Lacrosse program history last year, BN Lacrosse opened the 2024 campaign without a win, losing all three opening matches. BN started the season with a 14-4 defeat to Lemont, followed by a 13-4 loss to Lockport. In their most recent game against...

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Maddie Ummel lead Community at the plate in average at .458 and extra-base hits with four doubles.
However, the team has struggled to hit with runners in scoring position, stranding 50 baserunners.

Softball struggles to find momentum

Iron struggle to convert baserunners to runs; Pitcher Lindsay Leathery sidelined with injury
Brantley Dumas II, Senior Staff Reporter
Apr 4, 2024

The 2-6 softball team’s woes continued as pitcher Lindsay Leathery suffered an injury in March 26’s 10-5 loss to the East Peoria Raiders (5-1). Leathery suffered a dislocated kneecap, causing a “kissing contusion,” contusions of both surfaces of the knee joint, and a subchondral fracture in...

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Bloomington Normal Girls Lacrosse aims for redemption in 2024

Bloomington Normal Girls Lacrosse aims for redemption in 2024

2024 girls lacrosse season preview
Bailey Kozlen, Staff Writer
Apr 2, 2024

When the 2024 girls Bloomington Normal Lacrosse season opens against Dunlap on April 4 the team is hoping to bounce back from last season’s 4-8 record. Last season, BN Lacrosse was winless against opponents with three or more victories on the season. The program’s wins came against Dunlap, Edwardsville...

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Junior goalie Erica Elofson has held opponents scoreless after three matches this season. The Iron face defending 1A State champs U-High on the road in their second Intercity contest Wednesday.

Iron soccer make striking start to season: 3-0 after shutout streak

Zachary Knox-Doyle, Senior Staff Reporter
Mar 27, 2024

Iron soccer are off to a 3-0 start, winning each match by shutout. Junior goalkeeper Erica Elofson has yet to conceed a goal, recording 11 saves on the season. In March 21's, 1-0 victory over Chatham Glenwood, Elofson recorded a season-high seven saves. Freshman Campbell Damery recorded the...

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After an 8-2 season as a junior, Ethan Eberle will look to lead a veteran roster as the Iron hope to best last seasons record.
Photo Courtesy: Mr. Jeff Christopherson

Ironmen baseball off to 2-0 start, looking to improve on last season’s Regional title, winning record

2024 season preview
Ben Kerber and Terrion Darnell
Mar 15, 2024

Ironmen baseball opened the 2024 season with a 2-0 start, aiming to improve on 2023's success which culminated in a 25-10 record and the program's first Regional title in over 15 years. Last season, head coach Mr. Ryan Short said the Ironmen "got hot at the right time," winning eight of 10 to end the...

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Community opened the softball season with a 10-1 win over the Pekin Dragons on Monday. 
The Iron wont fact conference action until April 6, when they take on Champaign Central in a double-header.

Photo Courtesty: Mr. Jeff Christopherson

Softball opens season 1-1, Eyes Big 12 redemption

2024 season preview

Community opened the softball season 1-1 in non-conference action, following Monday’s 10-1 victory over the Lincoln Railsplitters with a 15-5 loss to the Pekin Dragons.  Under third-year head coach Mr. Steve Hassel, the team is looking to improve on last season’s second-place Big 12 Conference...

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