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By The Numbers: Normal West

By The Numbers: Normal West

September 11, 2017

By The Numbers: Peoria Notre Dame

By The Numbers: Peoria Notre Dame

September 4, 2017

* This article originally appeared with the incorrect season record for Peoria Notre Dame....

Ironmen fall 57-60 to Central Catholic

Ashleigh Brady, Staff Reporter

December 15, 2016

Neon orange, sapphire blue, metallic grey, eggplant purple, and forest green. The Shirk Center stands were reminiscent of an artist’s palette. Fans were clustered with their like-minded and like-dressed peers in groups around the court, making it easy to identify the fan sections of each school. Normal Community and Central Catholic were the first Intercity face off, and it was clear from the beginning that the duel was...

Iron Dance Team pirouettes into new division

Iron Dance Team pirouettes into new division

November 15, 2016

The pressure is on for the girls of the NCHS dance team: this year, they have been moved up from a division 2A group to 3A by the IHSA. The division is decided by the population of the school. The cutoff is 2,...

Edge looks for redemption; Dunn for big things

Nick Schaber, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2016

The Bloomington Edge defense looks to improve on 8-6 record, expecting tailback Darrelynn Dunn to be a large contributor. Darrelynn Dunn, a staff member and coach at NCHS, rushed for 301 yards and 12 touchdowns last season, but the tailback believes he can do better predicting “next year I will double those touchdowns and double those yards.” The ISU product is projected to be the full-time starter, since veteran ru...

Lady Iron takes W out of West

Ashleigh Brady, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2016

Everyone in the stands, Ironman or Wildcat, held their breath as the Lady Iron served on game point. It had been a long night full of cheering, groaning and the typical edge-of-your-seat excitement; this was the moment for the Lady Iron to clinch the victory. The ball launched over the net, West returned it, and seconds later it was over.  Senior hitter Rachel Maguire slammed the ball onto West’s side of the court and ...

Lady Iron volley past Danville

Lady Iron volley past Danville

October 14, 2016

NCHS continued their successful season Sept. 20 with 25-7 and 25-9 wins at home. The Lady Iron dominated much of the matches with strong hits and impressive blocks. Though there were certainly players...

JV soccer team falls short at Edwardsville

James Broach, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2016

The NCHS junior varsity soccer team was shutout in their lose at Edwardsville 4-0 on Saturday, Sept. 24. Normal Community suffered just their 1st lost against a very tough Edwardsville squad. Normal’s jv season record stand at 6-1-2, and 3-0-2 in the Big 12 conference. Normal's backup goalie let in 3 Tiger goals in the first half, and 1 in the second. The soccer team felt the loss of their starting goalie Matthe...

‘Shooting for 2020’: Ariola sets sights on Olympic trials

Mackenzie Christian, Senior Reporter

October 7, 2016

Grace Ariola competed in the 2016 Olympic Swimming Trials this past summer, competing in the 100 meter backstroke -- taking ninth place and ultimately not qualifying past the semi-finals for the Rio Olympics. Ariola did however qualify to compete in Hawaii in the Junior Pan Pacific Championships. Although Ariola didn’t perform as well as she had hoped in the Trials, she doesn’t plan on giving up. Her plan is to ...

Intercity: Girls cross country battles, finishes 2nd

Hayley Metz, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2016

The girls cross country team finished second in the Intercity meet at Maxwell Park behind U-High, a repeat of last year’s finish for both teams. Before Tuesday’s meet, head coach Tom Patten said, “Our girls team is probably going to get second, although they have as good a chance of winning as they have in the past several years.” Emmy Mussey, one of U-High’s top runners, has been fighting an injury throughout ...

Photo Gallery: Orange and Black scrimmage

Photo Gallery: Orange and Black scrimmage

August 25, 2016

To kick off Friday night football at NCHS, the varsity, junior varsity, and freshman football players held a scrimmage on Friday, August 19.

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