Sports briefs: Weeks of Nov. 22 and 29


Girls Basketball

The Lady Iron are 7-0, outscoring their opponents by double digits in six of those games. They opened the season by sweeping the Intercity Tournament, winning the title for the first time since 2017. Community plays host to Rock Island on Tuesday Dec. 7 before their first Big-12 game on the road at Peoria Notre Dame Saturday Dec. 11.

Boys Basketball 

The Ironmen boys varsity basketball team won their first four games of the season to win the Intercity Title. Community improved their record to 6-0 with a conference victory over Champaign Central and 50-37 win over the #1 ranked 3A team, East St. Louis. The Ironmen hit the road for games against Pekin and Big-12 opponent Champaign Centennial this week. 

Boys Wrestling

The Community boys wrestling team won their first three matches, defeating Metamora, Leroy, and Lincoln. The team also finished 2nd in a Quad meet at Wharton Field House in Moline. Cooper Caraway (‘24,) Cole Gentsch (‘25,) and Caden Correll (‘25) are all undefeated. The Ironmen host Limestone for senior night on Tuesday Dec. 7 for their second and final home match of the season. 

Girls Wrestling 

The Community girls wrestling team competed in a historic NCHS invite on Nov. 27, their first official IHSA competition. Pyper Wood finished second in the 125 tournament while Shelbey Hailey finished third in the 235 competition. Community competes in the Pontiac Invite Saturday Dec. 11.

Boys Swimming 

After a first place finish in the Macomb Invite to open the season, Normal Community boys swimming hosts the Big-12’s Champaign schools for senior night on Tuesday Dec. 7.