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File Photo: Mr. Dave Feeney addresses the varsity basketball team during a  scrimmage in the 2018-19 season.

Feeney named Lady Iron basketball head coach

April 17, 2020

Mr. Dave Feeney has been named head girls varsity basketball coach during a virtual meeting of the board of education Wednesday night. The position was vacant after Mr. Marcus Mann stepped down after the 2019-20 season. In eight years as head coach, Mann amassed a record of 130-107. Athletic director Nic Kearfott led a group that interviewed a...

Girls basketball: Creasey voted team MVP

March 4, 2020

Sophomore guard Karleigh Creasey was announced as the winner of team MVP voting at the Lady Iron basketball banquet on Tuesday, March 3. Voting for the MVP title was done by players on the varsity level leading up to the banquet. “It means a lot to me that I could make a big impact on my teammates and gain respect from them,” Creasey said.  Cr...

Boys basketball: Ironmen avoid upset, break playoff losing streak

Boys basketball: Ironmen avoid upset, break playoff losing streak

March 4, 2020

The boys basketball team was tested in their first postseason matchup, the Regional Semi-Final versus No. 8 seed Minooka, hosted by Bradley-Bourbonnais on Tuesday, March 3. Despite trailing by one point after the first quarter and at half time, the Ironmen prevailed and won 49-40.  Senior guard Griffin McCluskey scored 10 points, helping t...

Madison Feeney ('21) sets up the offense for the Lady Iron

Lady Iron basketball: could young core lead to strong 2020-’21 season?

February 27, 2020

The Lady Iron basketball season came to an end Tuesday, Feb. 18, after falling 51-42 to crosstown rival Normal West. The varsity team lacked consistency on offense, and their effort on the defensive end was not enough to hold off Rosh Webb (17 points) and the Wildcats. NCHS was overpowered by the combination of Webb and Olivet Nazarene commit Olivia...

The Lady Iron varsity basketball team huddles before their annual Pink Game versus Normal West. The Wildcats won 45-26.

Postseason preview: Lady Iron are set to play Normal West, again

February 14, 2020

For the seventh time over the past two seasons, the Lady Iron varsity basketball team is set to play Normal West. For the second time, their seasons will be on the line. By chance, Community is the recipient of a home game, as they host the IHSA 4A Regional Semi-Final at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18.  The teams met four times last season, w...

Varsity wrestling prepares for post-season

Varsity wrestling prepares for post-season

February 8, 2020

The Ironmen varsity wrestling team finished their regular season with a record of 20-6 as they head into Regionals. Olivia Plangger sat down with Head Coach Trevor Kaufmann to discuss the season.

Madison Feeney out; Mann looks to younger sister Sophie

Madison Feeney out; Mann looks to younger sister Sophie

February 7, 2020

The Lady Iron's Madison Feeney has been ruled out indefinitely due to sickness. Feeney was set to be out of the lineup Wednesday night in the Lady Iron’s game against Glenwood that was canceled due to in-climate weather. Feeney, who averages 5.6 points, is not yet considered to be out for the season, despite only two games remaining in the reg...

Schneringer aided by NCHS athletic trainer and Coach Mann after injuring her knee versus Danville.

Schneringer out for season after ACL injury

December 28, 2019

In the offseason following Kylee Schneringer's sophomore season, the Lady Iron basketball’s guard/forward suffered an injury in which she both dislocated her shoulder and tore her labrum. After sitting out for six months, Schneringer returned to the court her junior year - appearing in 12 games. Only to dislocate her other shoulder. This second...

Creasey reacts to game winner over Danville [video]

Creasey reacts to game winner over Danville [video]

December 18, 2019

The Lady Iron basketball team trailed Danville 49-50 after leading much of Saturday afternoon's game. A 3-point shot with 19 seconds to play from Danville's leading scorer Erin Houpt put the Vikings on top. With less than 9 seconds on the play, Karleigh Creasey pulled down an offensive rebound and gave the Lady Iron the comeback victory. ...

The Boys Basketball team poses with the Intercity championship trophy after their 63-60 win at the Shirk Center on Monday, December 2nd.

Boys basketball victorious in Intercity Tournament after 4 overtime win

December 11, 2019

It took four overtimes for the NCHS boys basketball team to cap off an undefeated Intercity tournament with a 63-60 victory over Normal West on December 2.  With four seconds left on the Shirk Center clock, Community’s Mitch Sauder (‘20), drained a three-pointer to break the 60-60 tie. The tie-breaker came off a pass by Trey Redd (‘22) wh...

Schneringer and Oloffson return for the Lady Iron; the upperclassmen are expected to lead the team in production this season.

New look Lady Iron tip-off at Central Catholic

November 18, 2019

The girls basketball team will begin their 2019-20 campaign with the annual Intercity tournament Monday, November 18 as they take on tournament hosts Central Catholic at 7:30 p.m. The Lady Iron, who shared the Intercity crown last year with West and Central, hope to take it for themselves this season. The varsity team had an eventful offseason, with...

Feeney with then sophomore Maylin Henning during a practice early in the season last year.

Feeney steps down as assistant basketball coach

September 17, 2019

Mr. Dave Feeney stepped down from his position as the girls varsity basketball assistant coach near the end of second semester last year after holding the job for two years. Feeney was known as a players’ coach in his time with the program. He enjoyed the ups and downs that came with coaching.  “It was fun. It was challenging at times. I develope...

Madison Feeney looks downcourt during the Lady Iron's Regional win over Danville. 
Feeney, a sophomore, is expected to be an impact player next year on the varsity team.

Girls basketball season ends; team already looking to next year

February 27, 2019

The Lady Iron basketball team’s 2018-19 campaign ended at the hands of Brea Beal and the Rock Island Rocks one week ago in the semifinal round of the 4A sectional hosted at Normal West. Beal, ESPN’s 13 ranked player in the nation, controlled the game all night. The South Carolina signee finished with 23 points and 15 rebounds, as the Lady R...

The 200 freestyle relay team removed the names of the prior record holders - Jack Moore, Erik Pinter, Jeremy Gregg and Jake Bertram - during their first practice after breaking the eight-year-old record.

Boys swimmers advance to State; freestyle records fall

February 22, 2019

The boys swimming team broke three school records and advanced two individuals and a relay team on to State at the IHSA sectional meet Saturday, February 16. The team finished the competition in 3rd place as they took home five sectional titles. Ethan Lowder (11) was between the lane lines as all three NCHS records fell, and he has the opportunity...

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