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The official student news of Normal Community High School


The official student news of Normal Community High School


The official student news of Normal Community High School


The Ironmen won the Intercity title, going undefeated in the annual tournament to kickoff the 2023-24 season.
Intercity, head coach Mr. Dave Witzig said, is not an easy way to go into your season. You show up and theres 2000 fans. Its a good experience for our guys to handle it right off the bat.

Ironmen boys basketball clinch Intercity Championship in thrilling victory over West Wildcats

Zachary Knox-Doyle and Ben Kerber Nov 29, 2023

The Ironmen boys basketball team hoisted the Intercity trophy Monday night, finishing the annual tournament 4-0 after holding off the West Wildcats 57-54. The Intercity championship, head coach...

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Community took home the Intercity title (4-0). Behind the Iron were the Central Catholic Saints, going 3-1. In third was Bloomington (2-2). Normal West took fourth with a 1-3 record. Last place finishers were University High School (0-4). Photo Courtesy of: Nic Kearfott

Girls basketball wins 3rd straight Intercity tournament

Bella Green, Staff Writer Nov 22, 2023

Community’s girls basketball team were crowned outright Intercity champions for the third straight year on Tuesday, extending their tournament reign with a 4-0 start to the season. This group of players...

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Zach Cleveland through down one of the Ironmens 11 combined dunks in their season-opening win over the Bloomington High School Raiders on Nov. 20. 
Photo Courtesy of: Mr. Brad Bovenkerk

Ironmen boys basketball slams down season opening win over Bloomington

Zachary Knox-Doyle, Senior Staff Reporter Nov 21, 2023

The Ironmen threw down a 68-43 win over the Bloomington Raiders in the 2023-24 season opener at the Shirk Center Nov. 20. Community dominated the opening minutes of the Intercity tournament, slamming...

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The Ironmen won a third consecutive Regional title last season with a 61-45 win over the Yorkville Foxes. 
The team returns eight players from that roster in Braylon Roman, Jaheem Webber, Dexter Niekamp, Kobe Walker, Terrion Darnell, Mac Brennan, Marcus Russell and Owen Osborn.

Photo Courtesy of: Mr. Nic Kearfott

Towering talent, high expectations: 2023-24 Ironmen boys basketball roster ‘most talented team’ in nearly 3 decades [season preview]

The 2023-24 Ironmen boys basketball roster is the most talented team head coach Mr. Dave Witzig says he has coached in 29 seasons. And the Hall of Fame coach has seen some talent on his way to a 488-232...

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The 2023-24 girls basketball season opens with the Intercity tournament on Monday, Nov. 13 when the Community takes on the Bloomington High School Raiders. 
Community is coming off the best season in school history, going 31-4 on the year. 
Photo Courtesy of: Charles Green // @crgmojo

Girls basketball eye 3rd straight Intercity Title, face Bloomington Raiders in season opener

Bella Green, Staff Writer Nov 13, 2023

The girls basketball team tips off their season looking to win a third straight outright Intercity title when they take on the Bloomington Raiders tonight.  The Raiders enter the contest with a...

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Last season Community lost in the Sectional Finals to the OFallon Panthers  60-42, extending the program’s Sectional Title drought to 18 years. 

OFallons roster featured two Division I bound athletes including Shannon Dowell, the schools all-time leading scorer.

Girls basketball aims for 1st Sectional Title in 19 Years, bolstered by veteran core, versatile lineup

2023-24 girls basketball season preview
Inkspot Staff Oct 19, 2023

The girls basketball team’s veteran core looks to lead Community to its first Sectional title in 19 years after falling in the Sectional Finals the last two seasons.  Those back-to-back Finals appearances...

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Cooper Correll entered the State Tournament with an undefeated record, he went 4-2 in the meet to finish 5th in the 106-lb. weight class.

Wrestlers make history at IHSA State Tournament

Marielsie Iglesias, Senior Staff Reporter May 12, 2023

Caden Correll’s 5th place finish at the IHSA 3A State Wrestling Tournament in February made history, as the sophomore broke the school’s single-season wins record. Correll and teammate Cole Gentsch...

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Iron girls basketball season ends in Sectional Finals loss: Season recap

Iron girls basketball season ends in Sectional Finals loss: Season recap

Jeffery Woodard, Senior Staff Reporter Apr 26, 2023

For the second year in a row, the girls basketball team’s postseason run came to an end with a loss in the IHSA Sectional Finals.  Community fell 60-42 to the O’Fallon Panthers on Feb. 23, extending...

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Kenny Wills (left) has his sights set on qualifying for the State 500 freestyles championship final next year; Fujimoto (right) will continue his scholastic swimming career as a University of Kentucky  Wildcat next year.

Fujimoto, Wills, & Community make history at IHSA Swimming and Diving State Finals

Dylan Wehmeyer, Senior Staff Reporter Mar 23, 2023

Champions. That’s a title Josh Fujimoto and Kenneth Wills can forever boast after competing at the IHSA Swimming and Diving State Finals on Sat., Feb. 25. The pair showed their mettle in the 500...

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Jaheem Webber goes up for a dunk against Peoria Manual on December 9 in a 40-36 loss.

Boys basketball face Moline in 4A Sectional after Regional Title victory

Dylan Wehmeyer, Senior Staff Reporter Feb 28, 2023

The Ironmen boys basketball program secured its third consecutive 4A Regional Title on Friday, Feb. 24, with a 61-45 win over the Yorkville Foxes. After a quarter of play Friday, the Iron (20-13) trailed...

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Gianna Rawlings led Community in scoring over United Township, sinking five 3s. 
Rawlings is averaging two 3s a game this season.

Girls basketball takes on O’Fallon in 4A Sectional Finals

Inkspot Staff Feb 23, 2023

Community's girls basketball team looks to extend its historic 31-3 run tonight when the Iron take on the O'Fallon Panthers (30-4) in the 4A Sectional Finals. The Iron look to claim the program's first...

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The boys swim team earned its second straight Sectional title and advanced seven competitors to State at the Pekin Sectional Meet on Feb. 18.
Coach Heather Budak was named Sectional Coach of the Year at the competition.

Boys swim earns 2nd straight Sectional Title, sends 7 to State

Inkspot Staff Feb 23, 2023
The boys swim team took home first-place honors at the Pekin Swimming and Diving Sectional on Saturday, advancing seven athletes to the IHSA State Competition on Feb. 24-25.
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After winning his opening match in the State Tournament on Thursday, sophomore Caden Corrells 48 wins currently stand as the wrestling programs season-single win record.

Wrestlers compete at State Tournament with records in sight

Dylan Wehmeyer, Senior Staff Reporter Feb 17, 2023

Three members of the boys wrestling team -- Caden Correll, Cole Gentsch and Cooper Caraway -- compete at the 3A IHSA State Wrestling Tournament in Champaign this weekend, each entered Thursday's opening...

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Senior Sophia advances the ball up court in the season opener win over U-High.
Feeney averages 7.1 points per game, and leads the Iron in assists (18), steals (20) and deflections (20).

‘Not Incarnate Word’: Record-setting girls basketball team heads into post-season play

Inkspot Staff Feb 14, 2023

The girls basketball team looks to make history when they open post-season play Tuesday, Feb. 14, against the Moline Maroons (6-21). With a 69-13 victory over Danville on Feb. 9, the '22-23 team tied...

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