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Sports Briefs: Postseason Preview

Baseball 

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. 

Softball 

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.

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Dylan Wehmeyer, Senior Staff Reporter
Dylan Wehmeyer is a senior at Normal Community High School and is involved with Best Buddies and FMP. This is his third year working with the Inkspot; he is a senior staff reporter. A book that moved me is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. A slogan I live by is "You never know what someone is going through. Be kind. Always."
Eli Schneider, Senior Staff Reporter
Eli Schneider is a senior at Normal Community High School and in his third year of working with the Inkspot as a Senior Staff Reporter. Eli plays varsity lacrosse for the B-N Lacrosse co-op and enjoys watching baseball, football, and hockey at both the collegiate and professional levels. Eli plans to attend the University of Mississippi in the fall of 2022 and major in Marketing Strategy and minor in Journalism  An all-time dream of mine would be to work in marketing/P.R for an MLB or NHL team My favorite places to travel are Oxford, Mississippi, Dallas, Texas, and Denver, Colorado
Jonah Kramer, Sports Editor
Jonah Kramer is a senior at Normal Community High School and participates in Best Buddies, FBLA and cross country. This is his second year working with the Inkspot, where he is a senior staff reporter. A random fact about me is that my front tooth has been broken five different times. My favorite film is Knives Out. What inspires me is Jesus Christ.
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