Sports Briefs: Postseason Preview


After sweeping a doubleheader against Sacred Heart-Griffin and Joliet West on Saturday, and defeating Mahomet-Seymour on Monday, the Ironmen baseball team extended their win streak to 13 games. 

Closing out the season with a 9-3 Big 12 record, sitting at third in the conference, the Ironmen are the 4-seed heading into sectionals. Looking ahead, the squad will take on 6-seed Plainfield South on Thursday, May 26. 


The Lady Iron Softball team clinched a Big 12 Conference title on Monday for the first time since 2016, with a 12-1 win over Peoria Notre Dame to close out conference play with a 10-0 record. 

On the year, the Lady Iron sit with a 21-9 overall record with one game remaining. Heading into Sectionals, Community was placed as the 5 seed in the Pekin Sectional, taking on 4 seed Moline on Wednesday, May 25 at Moline.

Girls Soccer 

With a 15-7-3 record, the Lady Iron took down Decatur Eisenhower 7-0 in the first round of the playoffs. Next, the Lady Iron play Bradley Bourbonnais on May 21 in the Regional Finals.

Should Community advance, they will host the Sectional round games slotted for Tuesday, May 24 and Friday, May 27. 

Boys Lacrosse 

After a 3-9 campaign, the Purple IronCats finished 10th in the South Suburban Conference and fell to Plainfield North 12-9 in the 1st round of the Tinley Park Sectional.

Girl Lacrosse  

The Purple IronCats finished the season at 7-4, 1st in the Southwestern Conference, and will play Orland Park in the Washington Sectional Quarterfinals.

Girls Track  

The reigning State champions in the 4 x 400 meter dash, Carina Engst, Jordynn Griffin, Abigail Ziemer and Ali Ince defend their title at the 3A State meet in Charleston this weekend. 

Ince is a returning first place finisher in the 800m and 1600m while adding the open 400m to her plate this year. According to MaxPreps, Ince holds the top 3A time in all three events. 

The runners race in the preliminaries today with the goal of qualifying for the finals held tomorrow. Check the Inkspot’s social media for coverage of tomorrow’s final races. 

Boys Track

Results for the Ironmen’s Sectional meet are yet to be posted as weather delayed some of yesterday’s events.

The State meet is scheduled for Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28.