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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Each basketball season, a cast of behind the scenes role-players are instrumental in helping game days run smoothly.

Dropping dimes; lighting up the scoreboard

Ethan Scott, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

A look back on the 2021-22 Ironmen basketball season conjures up images of Zach Cleveland dunks, Tyler Dwinial charges and Trey Redd’s clutch 3s... Those highlights helped the Ironmen tie the basketball...

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Athlete of the Week: Josh Fujimoto

Athlete of the Week: Josh Fujimoto

Dylan Wehmeyer, Senior Staff Reporter Mar 7, 2022

Season Stats: Josh helped his team win Intercity and Conference. He placed 1st in Sectionals in the 500 Yard Freestyle and finished 4th in State in the event. Favorite Subject: Chemistry Favorite...

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Ironmen upset in Sectional Final, 22-point comeback attempt falls just short

Ironmen upset in Sectional Final, 22-point comeback attempt falls just short

Quincy defeats Normal Community 56-51 in IHSA Sectional Final.
Jonah Kramer and Eli Schneider Mar 4, 2022

Down 45-23 with 5:48 left to play in the Sectional Final, Community boys basketball's (33-2) historic season appeared heading for a screeching halt at the hands of the Quincy Blue Devils (28-5). The...

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Ironmen look to exorcize Blue Devils in IHSA Sectional Final

Ironmen look to exorcize Blue Devils in IHSA Sectional Final

Eli Schneider, Senior Staff Reporter Mar 4, 2022

Community (33-1) takes on three-seed Quincy Blue Devils (27-5) in the IHSA Sectional Final on Friday, March 4 at Collinsville High School, following Tuesday’s Sectional Semifinal win over the Moline...

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Ironmen maroon Moline in Sectional Semis, advance to Sectional Finals

Ironmen maroon Moline in Sectional Semis, advance to Sectional Finals

Jonah Kramer, Sports Editor Mar 1, 2022

The Ironmen (33-1) boys basketball team advanced to the Sectional Finals with a decisive 61-44 victory over the Moline Maroons (28-5) on March 1.  The Ironmen used defense to generate offense early...

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Ironmen look to maroon Molines season in Sectional Semifinal

Ironmen look to maroon Moline’s season in Sectional Semifinal

Eli Schneider, Senior Staff Reporter Mar 1, 2022

  The one-seed Normal Community Ironmen (32-1) play in the Sectional Semifinal against two-seed Moline Maroons (28-4) at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 1 at Pekin High School  Community's advance...

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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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By the Numbers: Boys basketball vs. Moline Maroons [video]

Dylan Wehmeyer, Senior Staff Reporter Mar 1, 2022

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Ironmen to face Bradley-Bourbonnais, Freeman in Regional Championship

Ironmen to face Bradley-Bourbonnais, Freeman in Regional Championship

Ironmen advance to the IHSA Regional Final, tip-off against Bradley-Bourbonnais at home
Eli Schneider , Dylan Wehmeyer, and Jonah Kramer Feb 25, 2022

After a 35 point victory over the Pekin Dragons, Community (31-1) faces three-seed and Southwest Suburban Conference Champion Bradley-Bourbonnais (23-7) in the Regional Championship at 7 p.m. tonight. In...

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By the Numbers: Lady Iron vs. Edwardsville Tigers in 2022 Sectional Championship

See how the Lady Iron compare to the Edwardsville Tigers heading into the Sectional Championship game
Dylan Wehmeyer, Senior Staff Reporter Feb 24, 2022

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Lady Iron look to return to Super Sectional play

Lady Iron look to return to Super Sectional play

Community returns to the Sectional Championship for the first time since 2005, taking on Edwardsville
Jonah Kramer, Sports Editor Feb 24, 2022

The last time the Lady Iron competed in the IHSA Sectional Championship, half the current roster wasn’t even born yet. Tonight Community returns to the Sectional Championship for the first time since...

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Normal Community tipped off postseason play versus Pekin High School Wednesday night. The Ironmen defeated the Dragons 60-25 at home.

Ironmen slay Dragons in Regional Semis

Community control early, never let go on the way to a 35-point win over Pekin
Eli Schneider, Senior Staff Reporter Feb 24, 2022
“​​[It] was really important to come out strong on all cylinders… everyone was ready to play.”
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Cleveland led the Ironmen with 17 points in a 67-60 upset victory over Rock Island.

Ironmen face Pekin Dragons in Regional Semis

Eli Schneider, Senior Staff Reporter Feb 23, 2022

The Ironmen basketball team is set to host Pekin High School (7-16) in the IHSA Regional Semifinals Wednesday at 6 p.m. Community defeated the Dragons Dec. 7 by a 25-point margin at Pekin. Community...

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Sports Briefs: Week of Feb. 14

Sports Briefs: Week of Feb. 14

Jonah Kramer and Dylan Wehmeyer Feb 22, 2022

Boys swimming The Ironmen hosted Sectionals on Saturday, Feb. 19., winning the team title and advancing athletes to State in three events. The Ironmen will send individual competitors in the 200 yard-freestyle...

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Athlete of the Week: Zach Cleveland

Athlete of the Week: Zach Cleveland

Jonah Kramer, Sports Editor Feb 21, 2022

Cleveland is a three year starter for the Ironmen, earning First Team All-Big 12 honors as a sophomore and a junior. Last season, Cleveland helped the Ironmen win the Big 12 Conference Tournament, averaging...

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